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Obituaries ~ August 2016
 



Hazel E. McGinniss

Hazel E. McGinniss, 90, of Montoursville, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born December 30, 1925 in Williamsport a daughter of Harold and Eva Holcomb.

Hazel had worked in the cafeteria at McCall Middle School. She was a member of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church; enjoyed crocheting, especially afghans, doing word find books, and spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her parents, Husband Raymond C., Brother Harold Holcomb and her great granddaughter Mollie Kai.

She is survived by her sons, Ronald L. (Christine) McGinniss and David W. (Marsha) McGinniss, both of Lock Haven; daughters, Patricia Rae McGinniss of Montoursville, and Barbara R. (Bruce) Molinaro of McClure; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. David C. Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held at the funeral home Friday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to either: The Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 205 Tule St., Montoursville, PA 17754, or to the Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: August 31, 2016

Shirley L. Zeafla

Shirley L. Zeafla, 74, of Liberty died Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She fought ALS with great determination and a wonderful sense of humor.

Shirley was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and retired from Tioga County Human Services after 30 years of service. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Shirley was a gardener as well as an avid collector of McDonald’s toys. Her passion for family and memories were saved in the 100 plus scrapbooks she put her heart into.

She is survived by five children, John (Lori) Zeafla of Liberty, Dennis (Jenny) Zeafla of Liberty, Philip (Chris Colbeck) Zeafla of New York City, NY, Regina (Stephen) Erb of Liberty and Kathleen (Kevin) Edler of Hughesville; 10 grandchildren, Lindsay, Stephanie, Tanya, Martina, Erika, Tanner, Zachary, Duncan, Colby and Brenna; five great-grandchildren, Caiden, Peyton, Benton, Layla and Gage.

She is also survived by two brothers, Ronald Ferguson, of UT and Tommie (Betty) Ferguson of Newport News, VA; a sister, Joanne Jenner of Williamsburg, VA; brother and sisters in-law, David (Gloria) Zeafla of Liberty, Sandy Alexander of Bridgewater, NJ and Shirley (William) Hebe of Wellsboro and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, John “Jack” Zeafla in 2000; mother, Marjorie Ferguson in 1999 and her father, Robert Ferguson in 1981.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. A memorial service to honor the life of Shirley will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Salem Lutheran Church, 3536 Nauvoo Road, Liberty, by Rev. Richard Adams.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Salem Lutheran Church, PO Box 132, Liberty, PA 16930.

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

 

Posted: August 31, 2016

Vernon L. Lynch

Vernon L. Lynch, 86 of Tampa, FL, passed away August 26, 2016 in Fl. He was born July 23, 1930 in Montoursville, the son of Paul J. and Ethel G. Jones Lynch

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Jean; daughter, Terri Lynn, and siblings, Kenny, Donald, Shirley and Janice.

Vernon is survived by his daughters Debbie (Roy), Kathy, Sandy, and Kim (Chuck), Ann; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 8, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Marty Coffey officiating.

Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received Thursday morning at the funeral home from 10 - 11:00 a.m.

Spitler Funeral Home

 

Posted: September 1, 2016




Christopher “Chris” J. Baier

Chris passed away in the early afternoon on Friday, August 26th as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 51 years old.

Chris was born on March 20th, 1965. He was the youngest of 12 children of Helene Rose and Norbert John Baier, Sr. He was born, raised and lived in the Jersey Shore area his entire life Chris attended Immaculate Conception Elementary School before graduating from Jersey Shore Area School District in 1983. He then graduated from the Williamsport Area Community College in 1985 with an associate degree as a Welder.

Upon receiving his degree Chris began his employment working for Your Building Center, followed by Silver Tip both in Williamsport. His final place of employment was Site Safe Solutions where he was employed as a welder.

He enjoyed hunting and playing cards with friends and family.

Chris is preceded in death by his father Norbert J. Baier, his mother Helen R. Baier and his elder brother Terrence L. Baier.

Chris is lovingly remembered by his 10 remaining siblings and 29 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 2nd at 11am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Bastress, PA.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking that memorial donations be made to either the Lycoming County Unit of the American Cancer Society 1948 East Third Street Williamsport or the American Heart Association, 968 Postal Road, Suite 110 Allentown Pa. 18109.

wwwcrousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: August 30, 2016

Shirley J. MacGill

Shirley J. MacGill, 88, of Williamsport, died Aug. 29, 2016 at Loyalsock Creek Rehab and Nursing Center. She was born Sept. 15, 1927 in Williamsport, the daughter of Raymond and Ada (Temple) Keeler.

Shirley was an officer at The Keystone Friction Hinge Co. and sang in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Choir. Family and friends came to love her for her kindness, humility, sense of humor, generosity and willingness to always lend a helping hand.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Miles C.; brothers, Herman and Lyle and a sister Helen Buttorff.

Surviving are two sons, Creighton W. (Christina) of Williamsport and Gregory L. (Linda) of Allentown; a brother, Bertram Keeler of Montoursville; four grandchildren, Matthew, Geoffrey (Greta), Jonathan and Aubrey and a great-grandson, Michael Geoffrey.

At her request, there will be no services.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: August 30, 2016

James L. “Jim” McMahon

James L. “Jim” McMahon, 70, of South Renovo, died Sunday, August 28, 2016 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Jim was born on October 25, 1945 in Ridgeway and was the son of the late Leo and Ruth (Anderson) McMahon.

He was a graduate of the Bucktail High School Class of 1963. Following school Jim enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War where he earned the rank of Sergeant.

Jim was employed by Rockview State Prison, State College as a correctional officer for over 25 years.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Renovo, the Elks Club, the American Legion and the VFW. He was a past member of the West Branch Volunteer Fire Department.

Jim loved hunting and fishing.

He is survived by one sister and brother-in-law; Margaret C. and Robert “Bob” Hine, Sr. of Shamokin, several nieces and nephews and a close family friend; Dave Dale of Emporium.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by one brother; Basil Huff and one sister; Maxine Kepler.

A public viewing will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the Maxwell Funeral Home, 205 Fifth Street, Renovo and again from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 01, 2016 at the funeral home followed by the funeral at 11:00 a.m. with Father Donald Dusza of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Renovo officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hyner with full military honors.

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Albert D. “Al” Lund

Albert D. “Al” Lund, 82, of Elkland Twp. died Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Dar-Way Elder Care, Estella, with his family by his side.

Born January 3, 1934 in West Point, PA, he is the son of the late Charles J. and Edna (Voce) Lund. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jacolyn Marie (McGinley) Lund in 1987.

Al owned and operated a landscaping business in Hatfield, PA. When he moved to Forksville, he worked for Larry Epler Construction, New Albany, and later worked for Dennis McCarty Pallet Manufacturing. Al also worked for Brookledge Carriers where he retired from at the age of 62.

Surviving are three sons, Jacob C. (Maria) Lund of Forksville, John A. (Connie Copeland) Lund of Forksville, Eric T. Lund of Benton, 13 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two daughters, Aletha and Allison Lund; two sisters Florence and Eleanor; and three brothers, Charles, Raymond, and Robert Lund.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 3, at the Living Hope Fellowship, , with Pastor Scot Magann officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Living Hope Fellowship, 3299 Route 4008, Forksville, PA 18616.

Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Dushore, PA.

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

 

Posted: August 30, 2016

Mary E. Spring

Mary E. Spring, 96, of Williamsport passed away peacefully at The Gatehouse surrounded by family on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

Born July 10, 1920 in Konstanz, Germany and was the daughter of Gottlieb and Anna Marie Eisenbeis. Mary was married for 72 years to the late George H. Spring.

Mary was a 1939 graduate of Williamsport High School. She worked at L. L. Sterns and Sons. Mary was a faithful member of Pine Street United Methodist Church. She was an active volunteer in many organizations including the Salvation Army. She was an accomplished seamstress and homemaker, her generous spirit and heart will be missed.

Mary loved gardening and hiking. She was a member of the Williamsport Alpine Club. She loved European travel and hiking the Alps with her husband.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Susan (Stephen) Heil of Hendersonville, NC; grandson, Kevin (Nichole) Heil; and four great grandchildren of Holland, MI. She was predeceased by a brother George Eisenbeis.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Mary’s name be made to, Susquehanna Health Foundation-The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701-9914

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: August 30, 2016

Albina Louise Matty Clark

Albina Louise Matty Clark, 98, passed peacefully on August 26, 2016 in her home surrounded by family.

The daughter of Mary Takash Matty and George Matty, Albina was born on February 23, 1918 in Clarence, PA, the second of twelve children.

After graduating from Snow Shoe High School in 1936 she moved to Williamsport. In 1941, Albina wed Bernard Joseph Clark at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Drexel Hill, Pa.

Albina and “Mike” resided in Williamsport and had five sons, Michael, Terrence (Teresa), Patrick, Stephen (Leanna) and John.She is also survived by sisters Teresa Kreamer of Williamsport,(Twins) Marcy Buscher of Torrance Ca. and Rose Matty of Costa Mesa Ca.

Albina was predeceased in death by her husband and two sons, Michael (1951) and Patrick (1957).

She was also preceded in death by Four brothers Emil, Rudy, William and James and two sisters Helen Matty and Barbara Ward.

A parishioner of St. Joseph the Worker Church, Albina was long a member of Catholic Daughters’ of America. An avid reader, not a day passed that she didn’t devour The New York Times. Known for her green thumb, Albina enjoyed gardening and floral arrangement and was an excellent cook. Whether at her home or cabin, she was social and welcoming, spending her time with family and friends. Perhaps Albina’s greatest joy was sharing in the lives of her 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Joseph the Worker Church 702 West 4th St Williamsport on Thursday at 10 am. The family will receive friends in the church portico from 9am to 10am. All are welcome to attend to celebrate Albina’s life.

Burial will follow the service at Wildwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to a charity of your choice. Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements

 

Posted: August 30, 2016




Michele L. “Shelly” Holmes

Michele L. “Shelly” Holmes, 45, of Williamsport, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was born November 24, 1970 in Hawaii, the daughter of Stephen and Beverly Boyles Holmes.

Shelly worked at Shop Vac. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her parents of Williamsport; her fiancé, Shawn C. Bock; daughters, Kristy L. (fiancé Joshua) Beam of Williamsport and Courtney N. Beam of Montoursville; brother, Michael J. (Marilyn) Holmes of Lake George, NY; niece Caitlyn Holmes and her grandson, Dallas.

A memorial service will be held 6:00 p.m. Thursday, September 1, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev, Theodore L. Cockley officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received Thursday from 5 – 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: August 29, 2016

Cathy A. Finnerty

Cathy A. Finnerty, 70, of South Williamsport passed away peacefully on Thursday Aug. 25, 2016, at The Gatehouse, while surrounded by her loving family.

Cathy was born in Jersey Shore on Dec. 17, 1945, a daughter of the late Robert and Ethel (Brion) Steinbacher.

She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, she had retired from Rose View Center and had originally been employed at Divine Providence Hospital. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling to Ireland and the beach, collecting Irish memorabilia, taking walks on the river walk and Aqua Zumba at the Y.M.C.A.

Cathy was predeceased by her husband Frederick K. Finnerty, who died on May 20, 1976.

Surviving are her daughter, Wendy A. Finnerty (Ron Elsavage), granddaughters Kaitlyn A. Calvert (Warren Bubb III), Abigail M. Elsavage, siblings, Robert J. (Mary), Stanley J. (Betsy), John E., Wayne P. (Martha), Patrick G. (Christy), Mary M. (Jeffrey Kozody) and Edward R. (Deborah) Steinbacher, step-brothers Robert W. (Crystal), Richard M Everett (Elizabeth), step-mother, Harriet J. Steinbacher, best friend Jackie Cohick and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and wonderful neighbors and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Friday Sept. 2, 2016 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 West Central Ave., South Williamsport with the Rev. Michael J. Zipay officiating.

Burial at St. Boniface Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 for the benefit of The Gatehouse.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: August 30, 2016

Doris J. Van Horn

Doris J. Van Horn, 83, of Williamsport, passed away August 25, 2016, surrounded by her family.

Born, October 6, 1932 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of George and Ruth Calvert Pepperman.

Doris enjoyed word puzzles, her favorite TV shows, feeding her squirrels and birds, and a sundae along the river while feeding the ducks. Most of all she loved spending time with family.

Surviving are her 4 children, Linda Herr (city), Gary Van Horn(Harrisburg), Janice Seitz (Scott)(NY), and Kathleen Williams (William)(city), 6 grandchildren, Chris Stabler (city), Miranda Herr (Lewisburg), Nicholas Seitz (NY), Joshua, Amanda, and Rebecca (all of Canada), 10 great children, Adam, Damien, Cora, Ivy, Elijah, Gavin, Jacob, Noela, Mackenzie, Jaiden, one great-grandchild, Carson, one sister Betty Crossley, and nieces, Lois, Bonnie, nephews, Perry, Steve, Tom and Jim.

She was preceded in death by a son, John Van Horn, a grandson, Jonathan Stabler, and a great-granddaughter, Paige Stabler.

A graveside service to honor the life of Doris, will be held in Montoursville Cemetery, Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 11:00 with John Brindger officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 in Doris’ name

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: August 30, 2016




Floyd I. Hatch

Floyd I. Hatch, 68, of Evergreen, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at home with his loving wife by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born November 20, 1947, on Hatch Hill, he is the son of the late Ivan and Amelia (Keeney) Hatch. He was a graduate of the Wyalusing Valley Area High School, Class of 1967. Floyd at a very young age was drawn to farm life. He spent countless hours on the Lester Slocum farm growing up and eventually working there.

In 1973, he married Carol Pisaneschi and in May they celebrated their 43rd anniversary. He then started hauling fuel oil full time, working for Browning Oil, Martin Oil, and finally Welles Mill, totaling 42 years of dedicated service to his employers and his customers. He loved his work and only left because of his illness. In addition to that he worked for many years, mornings and evenings milking at the dairy of Harry and Mary Epler in Evergreen.

At home he had a beef cow/calf operation working hard and taking great pride in being a breeder of top-notch feeder cattle. Many of his steers went to 4-H’ers, with one being named “Grand Champion Market Steer”, and another steer named “Reserved” at the Tioga County Fair, Owego, NY.

He was proud of his children’s accomplishments with their horses in 4-H, High School Rodeo, and Open Horse Shows. He always supported their efforts with the horses, as well as that of his wife’s’. Never a rider himself, he always helped in the care of her passion, horses. He loved his family and especially precious time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed country music, farm auctions, county fairs, boxing and U.F.C. on television, hunting, and fishing.

Surviving in addition to his wife are one daughter, Stacy L. (Bryan) Charles of Muncy; a son, Reese E. (Catie) Hatch of Elmira, NY; two grandchildren, Alycia Grace Hatch and Lucas Floyd Hatch; a sister, C. Linda Abrams of New Albany; a brother, M. Dale Hatch of New Albany; three nieces; a nephew; and his loving and loyal dog Tyra.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Baby Charles.

Private graveside services will be at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery. Floyd’s family will celebrate his life at a later date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Floyd's name to the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Hospital at http://www.kimmelcancercenter.org/cancer-center.html

Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Dushore, PA.

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

 

Posted: August 29, 2016

Betty M. Kuntz

Betty M. Kuntz, 93, a resident of Wolf Run Village, formerly of Montgomery, PA, was called to be with her Lord on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at her residence. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Thursday, January 4, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Robert Burns and Frances Kline.

Betty was the widow of Thomas E. Kuntz who preceded her in death on May 25, 2011.

She was a 1941 graduate of Montgomery-Clinton High School. Betty was employed by the former Montgomery Mills and had also been employed by the G. Fredrick Decker Insurance Agency and by the Montgomery School District as a teacher's aid.

Betty was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church at Delaware Run. She was also a member of Bower-Decker American Legion Post 251 Ladies Auxiliary at Montgomery. Betty was an avid reader and volunteered for the American Red Cross Blood Bank. She dearly loved her family. Betty was a social butterfly and was loved by all who knew her.

She is survived by two sons, James D. and wife Corinda Kuntz, East Berlin, PA and Jeffrey L. Kuntz, Turbotville, PA; three grandsons, Phillip D. Kuntz; Jason P. Kuntz; Zachary A. Kuntz. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Betty was preceded in death by one sister, Grace Berrigan and one brother, Leon Steppe.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 with Reverend Faron Johnson, her pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in the Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call on Wednesday from 11:30 - 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church at Delaware Run, 6590 Musser Lane, Watsontown, PA 17777.

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

 

Posted: August 29, 2016

James D. “J.D.” Shimp

James D. “J.D.” Shimp, 73, of Montoursville, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born July 27, 1943 in Williamsport a son of the late James E. and June Tallman Shimp.

J.D. graduated from Montoursville High School in 1961and attended Lock Haven University graduating in 1965. After graduating from Lock Haven University he attended Mansfield University where he earned his Masters in Special Education. He taught in the Montoursville School District of 35 years where he coached basketball, football and track. He was a PIAA official, accumulating the equivalent of 74 seasons as an official, and had also officiated college track.

He was a veteran of Vietnam and Desert Storm where he served in the United Stated Marine Corp, retiring after 32 years of service as a Colonel.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Linda M. Wolfgang; his sons, Tory C. (Christie) Shimp of Williamsport and Andrew C. Shimp of Charleston, SC; brother, Kirby T. (Christine) Shimp of Montoursville, and his grandchildren, Cody Shimp, and Nastassiya Rockwell.

The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 1, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be held in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Wednesday evening from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions the family suggests contributions be made to the National Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Miami, FL 33136

 

Posted: August 29, 2016




David K. Horak

David K. Horak, 60, a native of Williamsport, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 following a brief illness.
Born November 30, 1955, in Springfield, Mass and was raised in Williamsport. He was a son of the late Warren R. Horak and Marian F. (Francis) Horak, of Williamsport.

David was a 1973 graduate of Williamsport High School and a 1977 graduate of Philadelphia College of Art with a degree in graphic design. Upon graduating from college, he immediately moved to New York City to begin his career in advertising, working with The TV Food Network, Fox Television, and Elizabeth Arden, among others. While in NYC, he met the love of his life, Michael Carney. After leaving graphic design, David began working in Philately, assisting a good friend by attending stamp auctions and bidding on rare stamps for clients around the world. He often remarked that this new chapter in his life brought him great joy, and he immensely enjoyed meeting many new and interesting people.

In 2012, David retired and he and Michael returned to the area and created their dream home on Loyalsock Creek, where he enjoyed relaxing by the pool, gardening, and entertaining their many friends. David loved art and music, and traveled the world extensively.

Surviving are his partner of 23 years, Michael J. Carney; three brothers, Kurt R. Horak (Gloria), of Williamsport, Brad A. Horak, of Williamsport, and Todd S. Horak (Mia), of Annapolis, Md.; three nephews, Eric Horak (Kayla), Alexander Horak (Rachel), and Chandler Fleming, a niece, Malonie Horn (Bud), and five great-nieces and nephews, Lilly, Dominic, Maddison, Alexia, and Arleigh.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Paula Horak.

A memorial service to honor the life of David will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Lycoming Presbyterian Church, 825 Arch Street, Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Lycoming Presbyterian Church, in David’s name.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com.

 

Posted: August 29, 2016

Theresa A. “Terry” Lisowski

Theresa A. “Terry” Lisowski, age 77, of Dushore, Cherry Township, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Her husband of 57 years, Michael J. Lisowski preceded her in death on June 19, 2016.

Born October 7, 1938 in McAdoo, she is the daughter of the late Stephen A. and Margaret M. (Mack) McGasko. Theresa married Michael J. Lisowski on January 31, 1959. She was employed as a secretary in her husband’s insurance agency. She enjoyed spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren grow. Terry enjoyed old-time movies, Elvis, and Tom Jones music.

Surviving are a daughter, Theresa A. (Bill) McCarthy of Dushore; three sons, Michael J. (Jolene) Lisowski of Clearwater, FL, Joseph S. (Shelly) Lisowski of Hillsborough, NJ, David Bear (Sharon) Lisowski of Ringoes, NJ; six grandchildren, Kristen (Rob) Costello, Crystal (Mike) McCusker, Jr., Michelle Lisowski, Kelly Lisowski, Kayla Becker, Macy McCarthy; five great grandchildren, Anthony Costello, Renee Costello, Natalie Costello, Kiara McCusker, Kruz McCusker, a Sister, Margaret "Kibby" Malatesta; two sisters-in-law, Sylvia (Charlie) Gilliott, Shirley (Solon) Mihalopoulos; a Nephew, David Malatesta, numerous Nieces and Nephews; and Close Friends, Frank (Nancy), and daughter Frannie Ritinski.

In keeping with Theresa’s wishes, services will be private at the convenience of the family. Inurnment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA. Services are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made in Theresa’s name to the Sullivan County Medical Center, King Street, Laporte, PA 18626.

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

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Posted: August 29, 2016

Alvah E. Sullivan

Alvah E. Sullivan, 81, of Old Lycoming Twp., died on Aug. 26, 2016 at the Roseview Center. He was born Sept. 9, 1934 in Hillsgrove, a son of Norman L. and Margret S. (Boyles) Sullivan.

Alvah was a Korean War veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing with his grandchildren.

Surviving is his wife of 57 years, the former Beatrice J. Boatman; three daughters, Gloria (Tim) McDermott of Williamsport, Debra (Tim Aunkst) Welliver of Lewisburg and Linda (Mike) Rae of Williamsport; son, Robert (April Hart) of South Williamsport; two brothers, Kenny (Lois) of Auburn, NY and Ronald of Wylusing; 11 Grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

A viewing for friends and family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Barbours Cemetery.

 

Posted: August 29, 2016




Shelia Elaine Peluso

Shelia Elaine Peluso, 68, of Cogan Station, left her home, while surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, following a courageous fight with cancer, to be with her Lord and Savior.

She was born in Williamsport on Jan. 9, 1948, a daughter of Daniel and Eleanor J. Stelene Daugherty.

A homemaker she was an outdoor enthusiast, she enjoyed camping, fishing and birdwatching. She also enjoyed traveling, horses and when she was younger, taking a ride on the motorcycle. In addition, she was a huge fan of Elvis.

Shelia and her husband Amelio Peluso Jr. celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 11, 2016. In addition to her husband and mother of Cogan Station, she is survived by her children, Lillie Mayer (Doug), of Williamsport, Amelio Peluso III, of Russell Port, Ohio, Shelia Caldwell (John), of Trout Run, Jason Peluso (Melissa), of Hughesville; ten grandchildren, Tyler, Gage, Cody, Lex, Chas, Paeton, Boo, Angie, Alicia and Nicky; a brother, Daniel Daugherty, of California; and her cats, Oreo and Boots.

In addition to her father, a brother, Donnie Daugherty and Jimmy Chapman preceded her in death.

At Shelia’s request there will be no services.

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

 

Posted: August 26, 2016

Scott A. Reilly

Scott A. Reilly, 64, of Muncy, died Thursday, August 25, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born August 2, 1952 in Danville, a son of the late Margaret (Hogendobler) Deitrich and Donald Deitrich. On November 5, 1994 he married the former Dusteen “Dusty” Bower, who survives. Together they celebrated 21 years of marriage.

Scott was a 1970 graduate of Danville High School and received a bachelors degree from the former Williamsport Area Community College, now Penn College. He was a veteran serving honorably in the U.S. Army.

Scott worked in management for PP&L, Montoursville, retiring after 43 years.

He was a member of the Crossroads Church of the Nazarene, Milton.

The most important thing in Scott’s life was his family, where he was affectionately known by many as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and mentor.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son and daughter-in-law, Scott Allen II and Rebecca Reilly, of Carrollton, VA; a daughter, Carey Nicole Raleigh, of Virginia Beach, VA; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Toni and Pat Toomey and Jan and John Cosgrove, all of Lancaster and Lori Reilly, of Danville; four grandchildren, Nick, Zachary, Adyson and Chloe; his father, John Reilly, of Danville; and 17 nieces and nephews, Tammy, Sabrina, Nicole, Adam, Jessica, Aaron, Mackenzie, Lauren, Sage, Dylan, Cassie, Maggie, Emily, Ryan, Ashley, Nathan and Liam.

In addition to his mother and step father, he was predeceased by a brother, Steve Reilly and a niece, Becky.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 10 am Monday at the Muncy Cemetery, 204 E. Penn St., Muncy, with his minister, Pastor B. Keith Mowen, officiating.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Scott’s name be made to Susquehanna Hospice. Please make checks payable to Susquehanna Health Foundation and mail to 1001 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

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

 

Posted: August 26, 2016

Connie Lee Roupp-Shaw

Connie Lee Roupp-Shaw, 69, of South Williamsport, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Glenn Shaw.

Born January 15, 1947, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Clarence D. Roupp and Leona V. (Kiper) Neufer.

Connie was an avid book reader and visited the James V. Brown Library often. She enjoyed crocheting and playing facebook games. Most of all she cherished and loved spending time with her family on family game nights.

Surviving are her three children, Richard L. Kissinger (Stacy), Marnie A. Hecknauer (Mark), and Matthew J. Kissinger (Lorrie), all of Montgomery; 9 grandchildren, Krista, Joshua, Maggen, Bobby, Katie, Brittnee, Darrel, Nick, and Dylan; three great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Carson, Aurora; and one great-granddaughter on the way, Harper; four siblings, Morvin V. "Buck" Harris, of Cogan Station, Donna J. Pletz (David), of Cogan Station, Steven L. Roupp (Kaye), of South Williamsport, and Janice M. Hamilton, of Williamsport; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Wendy A. Kissinger, a grandson, Thomas, two brothers, Charles D. Roupp and Dennis W. Roupp, a sister, Susan M. Sullivan, and a brother-in-law, James Sullivan.

A graveside service to honor the life of Connie will be held 5 p.m. Monday, August 29 in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Connie’s name to American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 or Kidney Foundation of Central PA, 1500 Paxton St., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17109 or James V. Brown Library 19 E. 4th St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Sanders Mortuary

 

Posted: August 29, 2016




Jimaye K. Farrar

Jimaye K. Farrar, 56, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Thursday, August 11, 2016.

Born July 10, 1960, he was a son of Pearl and the late Ward Farrar, of Picture Rocks.

Jimaye served honorably in the U.S. Navy. He also worked as a paralegal for Rogers Tower Assoc.

Surviving in addition to his mother, are five sisters, Daphne (Carl) Evans, Bonnie (Pat)McCracken, Cathy (Kimber) Showers, Lynn McGraw, and Joy Farrar; 10 nieces and nephews; nine great nieces and nephews; and his partner, Frank Myers.

In addition to his father and grandparents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Steven Farrar.

A private service will be held at a later date, at the convenience of the family.

 

Posted: August 24, 2016

Jean E. Myers

Jean E. Myers, 96, formerly of South Williamsport and a resident of Rose View Center passed away there on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016.

Jean was born in Williamsport on Jan. 28, 1920, a daughter of John and Edna (Rice) Stroup.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and retired from Tetley Tea, she enjoyed reading, word puzzles, she loved dogs and was fascinated by wolves and most of all, she was a loving grandmother.

Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Peggy Myers; grandchildren, Michael Myers, Patricia (Glen) Carey and Christopher (Heather) Myers; a great-granddaughter, Hannah Carey; and two sisters, Shirley Hayes and Barbara (Lew) Shatto.

Her son, Lee D. Myers; brother, Robert Stroup; two sisters, Hilda Mitchell and Mary Beamer, all preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends in the church portico on Friday from 9 to 10 a.m.

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

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in Jean’s name may be made to Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: August 25, 2016

Eugene C. Kiessling - Memorial

A Memorial Mass of Remembrance for Eugene C. Kiessling, 78, of Montoursville, will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 27, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Rev. Michael S. McCormick as Celebrant.

In addition to his sister Eleanor, he was also predeceased by his sister, Margaret.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: August 25, 2016




William Elwood “Bill” Yocum

William Elwood “Bill” Yocum passed away Monday, August 22, 2016, at his home in Carlisle, Pa. He was born October 17, 1921, in Williamsport, Pa., to Elwood Ernest and Violet Elizabeth (Corter) Yocum.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his “baby brother” Clyde Eugene.

He is survived by his wife, the former Doris Jean Antes, Carlisle, and his daughter Freda, Harrisburg. Bill and Doris would have celebrated 70 years of marriage November 16.

He was a 1939 graduate of Williamsport High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, in which he was a control tower operator, stationed in Paris after its liberation.

Bill spent a lifetime in the trucking industry, riding along on his father’s routes, most notably from Williamsport to Washington, D.C., in the 1930’s, and working for the late Clarence Klinger while he was still in high school and for his late uncle Fred Corter in Allentown after graduation. He later worked for KUK, P&M, and the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, where he spent the last ten years of his career as president, before retiring at age 70 in 1992.

He enjoyed harness racing, card playing, traveling the back roads of Pa. and New York, and spending time with the Antes family. He will be greatly missed by his wife, daughter, in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

There will be a viewing Saturday, August 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery.

 

Posted: August 23, 2016

Thomas C. Streck

Thomas C. Streck, 71, of Flemington passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.

Born on February 27, 1945, he was the son of the late Clyde H. and Margaret Pursel Streck.

Tom was a 1963 graduate of Bald Eagle Nittany High School.

He proudly served our country by joining the Army during the Vietnam War.

On August 28, 1965 Tom married the love of his life, the former Linda Shreckengast, with whom he celebrated just shy of 51 years of marriage with.

Tom attended trade school to learn to become a truck driver. He then worked for Lee Bowman of Mill Hall before being employed by Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., Montoursville until his retirement in 2006.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 131, Lock Haven.

Tom enjoyed attending antique car shows where he showed off his 1978 Dodge Aspen.

He also like fishing as well as watching model airplanes.

Most important to Tom, though, were his four grandchildren whom he lived for.

In addition to his wife, Linda, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sonia and Gregory Gummo of Loganton; four grandchildren: Mary A. (Derrick), Gregory (Tessa), Jr., Kayla M. (Kody), and Corey T. (Jordan) Gummo, all of Loganton; a sister, Virginia (David) Bitner of Avis; a sister-in-law, Lucille (Richard P. Smith) Bowes of Lock Haven; and a cousin, Mary (John) Yearick of Linden.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two siblings, Larry and Sandy Streck.

Following Tom’s wishes, there will be no public services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion through the funeral home.

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

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

 

Posted: August 23, 2016

Ronald F. Calkins

Ronald F. Calkins, 87, died August 22, 2016 at the Gatehouse following a lengthy illness.

Born May 31, 1929 he was the son of Floyd D. and Carrie E. Updegraff Calkins. He was a graduate of Williamsport High School and Technical Institute class of 1947.

His long work history from 1946 to 2011 includes Harder Sporting Goods, Avco, Litton, M.W. Kellogg and U.S. Electrical Motors Located in Arizona where he resided for seven years. He worked for Breyer Ice Cream and Stroehmann’s as a driver salesman and was local distributor for Drakes Snack Cakes for eight years. His part-time work included sales merchandiser for Jack and Jill Ice Cream, Kellogg-Keebler Snacks, Harrisburg News and data collector for A.C. Nielsen the T.V. ratings service company.

He loved his large family and our Earth’s scenic beauty. His interests included genealogy, music, reading, history, TV and sports.

Father of eight children he is survived by daughters Susan Logan (Dennis) of Montoursville, Debra Steinbacher of Nisbet, Brenda Winder (John), Rhonda Bitler, Judith Caputo of Williamsport, sons Jeff and Kevin Calkins of Muncy, eleven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

He was predeceased by his parents, eight siblings, a son Ronald W. Calkins and two sons in law, Gregory Steinbacher and Anthony Caputo, Jr.

There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Gatehouse, or Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: August 23, 2016




Sean M. “Digger” Lowmiller

Sean M. “Digger” Lowmiller, 41, of Williamsport died Saturday, August 20, 2016 as a result of a boating incident on the Susquehanna River.

Born September 14, 1974 in Williamsport, he was a son of Rex and Judy (Murray) Lowmiller.

Sean was a graduate of South Williamsport High School. He previously worked as a CNA for ManorCare and Loyalsock Creek Rehab and Nursing Center, and was currently employed by SAS Retail Merchandising.

Sean liked the outdoors, hunting, fishing, spending time at the river lot and enjoyed the company of others. He was a free spirit and lived life to the fullest.

He is survived by his father, Rex Lowmiller of Nisbet, mother, Judy Lowmiller (fiancé Dave Hallow, Jr.) of Jersey Shore, a son Gabriel VanDoren, siblings, Trevor, Casey, and Kristy Lowmiller, maternal grandmother, Beverly Murray , his girlfriend Tammy Bradley and her daughter Zola.

A funeral service to honor the life of Sean will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. A visitation will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with final expenses.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: August 22, 2016

John H. Kane

John H. Kane, 77, formerly of the 700 block of Diamond Street and a resident of 798 W. Edwin St., passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.

John was born in Williamsport on March 7, 1939, the son of Louis and Margaret C. (Saar) Kane.

He had been employed as office manager of Williamsport Automotive, in addition he had also been employed at the former Ray-O-Vac and as a cook in the dietary department at Williamsport Hospital

. John enjoyed listening to classical piano, shopping at flea markets and second hand stores, fishing with his grandson, cooking and baking.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are his children, David (Alicia) Counsil, Tina (Robert) Sholes, all of Williamsport, Jeffrey (Sandy) Counsil, of Kentucky, Christopher (Becky) Counsil, of Michigan, Gwen (Craig) Barrett and John A. Kane, all of Williamsport; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence (Cindy) Kane and William (Lil) Kane; and a sister, Jane Hess.

In addition to his parents, a son, Bruce E. Kane; two grandsons; and a granddaughter all preceded him in death.

A private family visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating. Burial at Wildwood Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County will follow.

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

 

Posted: August 23, 2016

Mary Josephine Brouse

Mary Josephine Brouse, 89, of 1900 Ravine Rd., Williamsport, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Mary Jo was born Feb. 13, 1927 in Williamsport, the daughter of John Nicely and Nellie Miller Ault.

Mary Jo graduated from Williamsport High School in 1944, Dickinson Junior College in 1946 and Syracuse University in 1948. She received a degree in Journalism and became a reporter for the Watertown Daily Times.

Mary Jo was married to her high school sweetheart, the late David Young Brouse, for 64 years.

Mary Jo was an active volunteer throughout her life. She was a faithful member of Pine Street United Methodist Church, serving in many roles over the years including Chairman of the Education Committee, Lay Leader, President of the Womens Society and a Stephen Minister. She and David most recently taught “The Seekers” Sunday School class. For many years she was involved as a volunteer with the James V. Brown Library literacy program. Her hobbies included sewing, quilting, gardening and reading. She was a member of the Williamsport Garden Club, the Pine Street Book Club, and enjoyed over 60 years with her close friends in the “project group.” Mary Jo was a member of the DAR and PEO. Her greatest joy was her family.

Mary Jo is survived by her four daughters, Nancy (companion, George Babcock) of Williamsport, Marjorie (Mark) Gaul of Fairport, NY, Joan (David) Rifkin of Woodbridge, CT and Carol (Michael) Goodwin of South Windsor, CT; six grandchildren, Matthew Gaul, Steven Gaul, Tracy Rifkin Nicholas, Amanda Rifkin Chandler, Christopher Goodwin and Kirsten Goodwin and two great-grandsons, Andrew Nicholas and Owen Chandler. Mary Jo is also survived by her sister, Barbara Carino of Wakefield, MA but was preceded in death by her brother, John Ault; sister, Jean Gibson and parents.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 26 at Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St., Williamsport with Rev. Jerry A. Cline officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends and family are invited Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church for a visitation.

Memorial gifts may be made to the church or to the David Y. Brouse and Mary Jo (Ault) Brouse Endowed Scholarship at Lycoming College, 700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: August 23, 2016




Douglas E. Bacorn

Douglas E. Bacorn, 81, of Forksville, died Friday, August 19, 2016 at his home.

Born September 20, 1934 in Sayre, he was a son of the late Rodney E. and Lucille E. (Nicoles) Bacorn.

Doug served his country honorably in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the American Legion Post 601, Sonestown, and the A.J. Bird Memorial Post 384 V.F.W. New Albany.

He was a Life Member of the Sullivan County Agriculture Society and enjoyed working at the Sullivan County Fair. Doug was employed for Warren Fiester as an Auctioneer for many years. He was also employed at the former Baumunk Lumber Company, several other local sawmills, and retired from L&H Lumber after having worked there for over 10 years. Surviving are two sons, Richard L. (Robin Rexer) Bacorn of Forksville, and Randy (Wendy) Bacorn of Monroeton; four brothers Duane E. (Mary Ann) Bacorn of Dushore, Dean E. (Rebecca) Bacorn of New Albany, Dale L. (Daisey) Bacorn of Durbin, WV, and Hugh Conkright of Wellsboro; his companion of 22 years, Naomi C. Moon of Forksville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 25, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Rev. William J. Hargenrader officiating. Burial will follow in Forksville Cemetery with graveside military honors accorded by the A.J. Bird Memorial Post 384 V.F.W. New Albany. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the A.J. Bird Memorial Post 384 V.F.W., P.O. Box 277, New Albany, PA 18833, or the Sullivan County Agriculture Society, c/o Jody Lambert, 512 Lambert Hill Rd., Dushore, PA 18614.

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

 

Posted: August 22, 2016

F. Eleanor Enourato

F. Eleanor Enourato, 80, of Hughesville, died Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center.

Born May 29, 1936, in Abington, she was one of three children to late Alvin J. and the late Olive M. (Briggs) Dager.

Eleanor had a unique sense of humor. She enjoyed reading, knitting comforters for the Gatehouse, was an avid gardener, arranging and pressing flowers, jigsaw puzzles, and was an accomplished church organist.

Eleanor is survived by a daughter, Robin L. (Joseph) Landgrebe of Hughesville; a son, Ernest R.(Josephine) Rost of West Windsor, NJ; a sister, Nancy Brownlow of Telford; three grandchildren, George (Alison) Landgrebe of Muncy, Joseph (Emily) Landgrebe of Hughesville, and Rebecca Rost of West Windsor, NJ; four step-grandchildren, Sara (Scott) Wein of West Chester, Lori (Kevin) Wanuga of Souderton, Adam (Tabitha) Riscoe of NC, and Susan Landgrebe of Doylestown; and one great-granddaughter, Noelle Wanuga.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Brother, Alvin Dager.

Per Eleanor’s wishes, there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Hughesville Public Library,146 S. Fifth St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

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 22, 2016

Michael D. “Mike” Mitstifer I

Michael D. “Mike” Mitstifer I, 76, of Linden, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016, 4:35am at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He came into this world the son of Walter L. and Olga L. (Sellak) Mitstifer on October 1, 1939.

An animated storyteller, he shared many tales of growing up in East End on Germania Street, shooting marbles and attending St. Joe’s school; days spent with his grandfather riding the buckboard and hunting at Red Bend Cabin; and, cruising the town in his powder blue ’57 Ford Fairlane. Mike was a graduate of Williamsport High School (Class of 1958) and a 1954 Duncan yo-yo champion. He enjoyed jeep rides with his wife and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Mike retired from United Parcel Service (UPS) after 25 years of service and previously worked at the SPCA as Chief Investigator.

Mike’s passions were hunting, fishing, and photography. He was an avid outdoorsman who relished getting his first black bear in 2004. He won the Photographers Forum Magazine Award of Excellence for his photo of a deer published in the Best of Photography 1991. Mike conceptualized and hosted a Jeep Jamboree in Williamsport, PA to benefit of the Wounded Warriors. He was a member Sons of Italy Lodge 2786.

Mike is survived by his wife Joyce (Bellott) Mitstifer; children Mike Mitstifer, II (Amy), Tina Young (Chris), and Crystal Hooper (KJ); sister Rosemary Dougherty (Bill); brother Lee Mitstifer (Cathy); and, five grandchildren he adored.

The Tuesday night Spaghetti Dinner at Sons of Italy Lodge 2786 will be held in Mike’s honor this week. Friends and family are encouraged to attend between 5:00-7:30pm.

The family would like to thank Dr. Nesbitt and the team of nurses at the Gatehouse who took care of Mike with compassion; Dr. Rockoff and his staff; Dr. Mattiace and his staff; Father John Manno; and Father Brian.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mike’s name to The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

 

Posted: August 22, 2016

 




Ronald Parrish Lockley

Ronald Parrish Lockley, 58, of Williamsport, died on Friday, August 19, 2016 at his residence.

He was married to the former Karen I. (Eschbach) who survives.

Ronald was born on September 9, 1957 in Hagerstown, MD and was the son of Joann (Wilson) Lockley of Hagerstown and the late Lacey Lockley. He had graduated from Hagerstown High School and attended Penn College. Ronald was a veteran of the US Army. He had worked construction for HRI and Hi Steel. In his spare time, he enjoyed sitting on his porch, reading the bible and walking his dog.

In addition to his mother and his wife, he is survived by two sons; Ronnie Lockley and Connor Lee, three daughters; Jemia, Timeka and Catherine Lockley, two grandchildren; Ava and Zoey and two brothers; Carl Lockley and Lacey Lockley, Jr.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: August 22, 2016

 

James William Bauman

James William Bauman, 78, of 1374 Coudersport Pike, Lock Haven, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at The Gatehouse, Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.

Jim was born in Lock Haven on August 22, 1937, the son of the late Irvin W. Bauman and Sara Hamm (John) Sheddy.

He was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1956 to 1959 and was a member of the Lock Haven American Legion.

On January 2, 1965 at the Dunnstown United Methodist Church he married the former MaryJane Shields, whom survives.

Jim was employed at the R.K. Griffin Company chair factory of Lock Haven before going to work at the Lock Haven University maintenance department until his retirement in 1999. Jim also worked at local farms in his earlier years. For several years and even following his retirement in 1999, he served as the Dunnstown United Methodist Church sexton, caring for the church and the adjoining cemetery and was a loyal member of the church for over 50 years.

Jim enjoyed fishing and hunting in his early years. More recently, he enjoyed going with his friends for coffee at McDonald’s and Burger King. He was an avid football fan, especially of the Pittsburgh Steelers and liked attending his son’s high school football games. Jim also loved caring for children and animals.

In addition to his wife, MaryJane, he is survived by four children, Clyde (Christina) Bauman of Bellefonte, Rebecca “Becky” Bauman, Cindy Bauman, and Andy Bauman, all of Lock Haven; seven siblings, Betty (Lee) Eyer, Raymond (Esther) Bauman, Anna Mary (Forrest) Keen, Loretta (Dale) Keen, Nelson Edward (Gretchen) Bauman, Charles “Bob” (Patsy) Bauman and Alma Kling; and two granddaughters, Elizabeth (Hunter Torres) George and their children, Aniston and Archer Torres of Woolrich and Colleen George of Lock Haven.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by four brothers, Richard, Albert, Merle and Daly Bauman; and one sister, Laura Darby.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Dunnstown United Methodist Church, 54 Church Street, Lock Haven, Pa 17745 with Rev. Roger Yoder officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the church on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from noon until the time of the service.

Burial with Military Honors will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Dunnstown United Methodist Church or Clinton County SPCA.

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

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

 

Posted: August 22, 2016

Sherry L. (Rush) Delany

Sherry L. (Rush) Delany, 65, of Muncy, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Gatehouse. Sherry and her husband Fred were married on October 29, 2011

She was born on October 29, 1950 in Williamsport and was the daughter of Jack and Francis (Kiodo) Rush.

Sherry was a 1968 graduate of Montoursville High School and retired from the Muncy School District. She enjoyed antiques, decorating, spinning and weaving wool.

In addition to her mother she is survived by a brother Steven Rush both of Montoursville.

Funeral services will be private. Family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Sherry’s name be made to LAPS, 195 Phillips Park Dr., S. Williamsport, PA 17702.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: August 22, 2016




Myron Laverne Nicholas

Myron Laverne Nicholas, (“Nick, Firin Myron”) 95, of Linden, died peacefully surrounded by his family, Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the Williamsport Hospital.

Born May 16, 1921 in Jersey Shore, he was a son of Myrton F. and Mabel (Marshall) Nicholas. His mother died when he was 6 months old and he was raised in Cogan House Twp., by his grandmother Mary Ann Nicholas and Aunt Mildred Keller.

Myron attended Cogan House schools and Liberty High; he moved to Williamsport residing with his Aunt Millie and Uncle Elmer Keller and was a 1940 graduate of Williamsport High School. After graduation he served in the U.S. Army during WWII with the 36 Combat Engineers from 1942-1946. He was employed by Moltz Chevrolet, Fred Beasley Auto Body Garage, Keeler's Boiler Corp., and retired from AVCO Textron-Lycoming in 1984 after 16 years.

He was a former member of First Baptist Church, and an active member of Linden Presbyterian and Newberry Church of Christ. In 1986, he became a charter member of Independent Church of Christ which was the forerunner of Garden View Church of Christ, where he was an active member and served as Deacon for many years. He was a member of the Pedigraft Club at Robert Packer Hospital and a life member of the VFW Duboistown #7863. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, and walking. Over the last years, he especially valued spending time in his recliner and on his front porch, with his family and his adopted grand-pug Libby , whom he loved dearly. In addition, he and Helen enjoyed their annual summer vacations at the Ladore Salvation Army Camp in Waymart.

Surviving are his wife Helen Marie (Pidcoe) Nicholas, together they celebrated 59 years on June 7, two children Betty A. Nicholas (Bill Miller) of Linden and Robert S. Nicholas of Linden and many cousins.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grand- pug Libby, brother Wilbur Nicholas and step-brother Virgil Nicholas and step-mother Jean Dettling.

A memorial service to honor the life of Myron will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 28, at Garden View Church of Christ, 1941 Princeton Ave. Williamsport, with his former pastor Major Marie Harris and current pastor Marty Coffey officiating. Burial will follow in Buchanan Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday August 28.

A big thank you to our adopted family at the Williamsport Hospital, as dad and mom were frequent fliers and received wonderful tender loving care and experienced many miracles over the years. Also, a special thank you to Helen's “adopted granddaughter” Heather Maday and Jason Dockey for allowing Libby to become a permanent part of mom and dad’s family. Libby was truly their little lifeline.

Memorial contributions in Myron’s name may be made to Garden View Church of Christ, care of the Baptistery Fund, 1941 Princeton Ave. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: August 19, 2016

Clarence R. “Whitey” Westbrook, Jr.

Clarence R. “Whitey” Westbrook, Jr., 84, of Montoursville, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born June 15, 1932 in Montoursville, a son of Clarence and Hattie Colton Westbrook.

He was a graduate of Montoursville High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the Army.

In 1997 the Grit Publishing Company Building was renamed Westbrook-Grit Building in honor of Whitey’s retirement after 35 years of dedicated service.

Whitey enjoyed woodworking, was an avid hunter, enjoyed the outdoors and spending time in the Pine Creek Valley, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. Whitey had a cheerful disposition and lived his life as a faithful servant of God.

He was predeceased by his wife, the former Helen E. Anderson in 1990, sisters Dettiebelle Ulmer, Margurite Cryder and baby Jane Westbrook

He is survived by his son, Kurt (Mary Jo) Westbrook of Montoursville; daughter, Donna (Jerry) Tokarz of Montoursville; sister, Irene Myers of Muncy Valley, his good friend, Sandy Hillyard, and grandchildren, Emily (Josh) Keener, Austin Tokarz, Erik Tokarz, Aaron Westbrook, Marissa Barnett and great-grandson Nolan Keener.

The funeral will be held 11AM Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held on Wednesday from 10-11 AM at the funeral home. Military honors accorded by Lycoming County Korean War Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association 5455 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43214 or to The Gatehouse 1100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701

 

Posted: August 22, 2016

Clair R. “Buck” Tubbs

Clair R. “Buck” Tubbs, 77, of Cogan Station, died Saturday, August 20, 2016 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born May 25, 1939 in Williamsport, he was a son of Carl H. and Florence I. (Keries) Tubbs.

Clair retired from Hanson Aggregates, Montoursville. He had been a member of Hepburn Twp. Volunteer Fire Company, where he had been part of their Fire Police. He enjoyed camping, fishing, playing cards, and word-find books.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years Alice C. (Hamilton) Tubbs, whom he married May 16, 1959, a son Michael S. Tubbs (Ronnie Solomon) of Cogan Station, and a sister Vivian Moore of Williamsport.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: August 22, 2016




Arthur "Pappy" Wittman

Arthur "Pappy" Wittman, 88, of Williamsport passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016.

He was born in Williamsport on July 2, 1928, a son of George and Naomi Wittman.

Arthur was a graduate of Williamsport High School, he retired from the former Trimtex. He had umpired baseball and enjoyed professional baseball. He also enjoyed playing quoits and working in the garden. He was a life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge No. 145.

He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a life-long member of American Legion Post No. 268, Muncy.

Surviving are his beloved wife, the former Nellie Johnson Saar, they would have been married 48 years this coming January 2017. In addition, he is survived by a stepson, Thomas Saar, of Loyalsock Township; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents; brothers, John, Dick and George Jr.; a sister, Jane Powell; stepson, Timothy Saar; and daughter-in-law, Mary Beth Saar, all preceded him in death.

The family will receive family and friends from 6-7 p.m. Friday Aug. 19, 2016, at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the Lycoming County SPCA or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

 

Posted: August 19, 2016

Luba Ochej

Luba Ochej, 95, formerly of Green Street, Williamsport, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at Elmcroft Senior Living in Loyalsock Township.

Luba was born in Poland on Jan. 31, 1921.

She was a former member of Annunciation Church, now St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

Her husband of 55 years, Frank Ochej, died Oct. 21, 2002. Surviving are two daughters, Helen W. Ochej, of Rockville, Md., and Marysia B. Ochej, of Nipomo, Calif., and two grandchildren, Anne and Micah.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday Aug. 22, 2016, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating.

The family will receive friends in the church’s portico on Monday from 9-10 a.m.

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

 

Posted: August 19, 2016

Maurine M. “Muff” DeBrody

Maurine M. “Muff” DeBrody, 60, of Williamsport, died Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born January 14, 1956 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Blair and Betty (Martin) English. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew S. DeBrody in 2006.

She was a 1973 graduate of Williamsport High School. Muff had worked at Hunsberger Office Supply for many years and currently as an EMT at White Deer Treatment Center for the last nine years. She was a former member of the Hepburn Twp. Volunteer Fire Company.

Surviving are her daughter Michelle M. “Micki” Quigel (Brian) of Cogan Station, two grandchildren Brandon and Kaitlyn Quigel, a sister Cindy Slout of Williamsport, and half brother Curt English of CA.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1-3 p.m. Monday, August 22 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Muff’s name may be made to Hepburn Twp. Volunteer Fire Company PO Box 256 Cogan Station, PA 17728 or Gift of Life Donor Program 401 North 3rd St. Philadelphia, PA 19123-4101.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: August 19, 2016




Carmen W. “Buck” Caprio

Carmen W. “Buck” Caprio, 81, of 350 E. Park St., Apt. 522, Lock Haven, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Lock Haven Hospital.

He was born in Lock Haven on July 8, 1935, the son of the late Carmen and Lousia Soriero Caprio.

Buck graduate Immaculate Conception High School on June 7, 1953.

He served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960.

Buck was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, attending St. Agnes Catholic Church.

He married the former Jan McIntosh who preceded him in death on December 8, 1979.

For over 65 years, Buck was the co-owner and operator of Caprio’s Barber Shop with his brother Jay.

He was a member of the Giouse Carucci Son’s of Italy Lodge #146 of Lock Haven and a past member of the Lock Haven Elk’s Lodge #182 and Lock Haven 40 & 8 Club 903.

Buck enjoyed playing cards, trips to the Atlantic City casinos and spending time with his friends at Kephart Plaza. Most of all, he cherished the time he spent with his family, especially attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

He is survived by four children, Janaan L. Maggs of Lock Haven, Mark A. (Brenda) Caprio of Somers Point, NJ, Sharon T. Caprio of Lock Haven and Susan M. (Kevin) Tripp of Lock Haven; and two brothers, James “Jay” Caprio and Michael (Judy) Caprio, both of Lock Haven. He was a beloved Pop Pop to seven grandchildren, Mandi Maggs, Matt (Sarah) Maggs, Justin Baney, Alicia (Fiance Matt Flynn) Caprio, Brenton Caprio, Jaelyn Tripp and Jacey Jo Tripp; two great grandchildren, Kali Maggs and Matthew Maggs; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Buck was preceded in death by 8 siblings.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 5 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Monday from 3 p.m. until the time of the service.

Burial will take place privately at St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Lock Haven Catholic School Endowment Fund.

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

 

Posted: August 19, 2016

Thomas J. Kijak

Thomas J. Kijak, 75, of 808 Chatham Village, McElhattan, passed away Monday, August 15, 2016 at his residence.

He was born in Pottstown on August 18, 1940, the son of the late Stanley and Sophie Gura Kijak.

Tom was employed as a Supervisor for New Way Drilling Co. of Jersey Shore.

He was a member of the Lock Haven American Legion, Castanea Fire Co. Social Hall, Lock Haven Moose, Lock Haven 40&8 Social Club 903 and Lock Haven VFW.

Tom enjoyed going to see bands, tractor pulls, car shows, fairs, talking about his past farming and watching old westerns. He also loved trains, planes and muscle cars and enjoyed going to clubs and socializing with his friends. Most of all, he loved checking in on and visiting his daughter, Rachael.

Tom is survived by a daughter, Rachael A. Kijak-DiSalvo of Williamsport; a brother Joseph Kijak of Pottstown; two sisters, Mary C. Moyer and Kathie Balsavage, both of Pottstown; his grandson, Stefano DiSalvo, II and granddaughter, Nadia DiSalvo.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 7 p.m at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Pastor Stan Johnson officiating.

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

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

 

Posted: August 19, 2016

James William Bauman

James William Bauman, 78, of 1374 Coudersport Pike, Lock Haven, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at The Gatehouse, Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington and will be announced when completed.

 

Posted: August 19, 2016




Thomas J. Kijak

Thomas J. Kijak, 75, of 808 Chatham Village, McElhattan, passed away Monday, August 15, 2016 at his home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington and will be announced when completed.

 

Posted: August 17, 2016

John “Jack” Paul Eakin

John “Jack” Paul Eakin, 74, of Hughesville, died Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at his home.

Born August 2, 1942 in Williamsport, he was a son of Ernest F. and the late Marion L. (Gephart) Eakin. He married the former Mary J. McDermott, and together they celebrated 53 years of marriage.

Jack was a graduate of South Williamsport High School, Class of 1960. He worked as an Underwriting Manager for Selective Insurance for 42 years, retiring in 2004. Jack was a member of the Church of the Ressurection in Muncy. He was formerly a South Williamsport Borough Council president, a member of the South Williamsport School Board, a judge of election in Wolf Twp, a very active South Williamsport Band parent, and treasurer of the South Williamsport Class of 1960 Reunion Committee.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by two daughters, Denise M. (Scott) Aderhold and Debra L. Eakin; a sister, Kathleen (David) Steinbacher; five grandchildren, Logan J. Sherlinski, Emily E. Aderhold, Erika N. Sherlinski, Sara M. Aderhold, and Kylie J. Sherlinski; brothers-in-law; a sister-in-law; and many nieces and nephews

In addition to his mother, Jack was preceded by an infant daughter, Mary.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 20, at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, with Rev. Glenn McCreary officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. Friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at the church.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, PA 17756.

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

 

Posted: August 17, 2016

Betty Lois (Durkee) Shaffer

Betty Lois (Durkee) Shaffer, 91, of Williamsport, died on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at The Williamsport Home.

She was married on April 21, 1951 to the late Robert C. “Bob” Shaffer for 53 years before he had died in 2004.

Betty was born in Bellefonte on July 9, 1925 and was the daughter of the late William M. and Mary E. (Houser) Durkee. She graduated from Williamsport High School, class of 1944. She then started with GRIT as a typist and then moved to the sales department in 1951. She became one of the first two women GRIT employees to join the Williamsport Area Management Club which had been all male before her arrival. She was named to the Bowling Hall of Fame in March 2008. Betty was a member of the First Church-United Methodist in Williamsport.

Betty is survived by one sister; Mary E. Durkee of Williamsport and nieces and nephews, who were very loved by her and her husband Bob. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers; William, Frederick, Robert and Ralph Durkee and four sisters; Blanche West, Mae Orso, Marion Durkee and M. Louise Durkee.

There will be a public viewing 10 – 11 a.m. Monday, August 22, 2016 at the First Church-United Methodist (Evangelical Center), 604 Market St., Williamsport where the funeral will be held 11:00 a.m. DG Giordano will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the church or to Susquehanna Health Foundation; marked Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: August 18, 2016




John “Jack” Artley Schneider, Sr.

John “Jack” Artley Schneider, Sr., age 84 of Muncy, died early Monday morning, August 15th, 2016 in the comfort of his home, with family members by his side.

Born August 26th, 1931 in Wolf Township, Lycoming County, he was the son of the late Louis Edgar and Martha Marie (Laird) Schneider.

He was predeceased by four older brothers. He was married November 6th, 1948 to Bethel (Jacobs) Schneider for 63 years, they resided in Muncy. Bethel predeceased him in death. He retired from Sprout Waldron as a machinist.

Jack is survived by three children; Michael Schneider, Mark (Betsy) Schneider, Sandra (Todd) Arthur all of Muncy; twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two children, John Schneider Jr. and Cynthia Rood.

Jack was an avid outdoorsman. He was a lifetime member of the “Tri-Ten Hunting Club”. He was a devoted gunsmith and collector. He enjoyed a very active lifestyle. Jack was a man that was easy to love and shared great stories. His family and friends appreciated his enthusiasm for life. He is loved and respected by his family. He will be remembered as a devoted husband and loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. We would like to sincerely thank, the entire Craft Family (Rock Run Road, Sullivan County) for being a special part of our father’s extended family. He was extremely grateful for the Craft family’s kindness, hospitality and friendship.

Arrangements are being handled by McCarty Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. A memorial service will be held in the future at the convenience of the family.

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

 

Posted: August 16, 2016

Michael R. Gingery

Michael R. Gingery, 36, of Lairdsville, passed away Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born March 24, 1980 in Williamsport, a son of Ronald S. and Pamela J. Fry Gingery.

Michael had attended Hope Enterprise where he loved his caretakers. He was a member of the British Embassy Motorcycle Club, enjoyed orthopedic horse riding, and races at Selinsgrove speedway. He especially enjoyed spending time with his Christian friends.

He is survived by his parents; his maternal grandmother, Esther Fry of Montoursville; paternal step grandfather, George Haas of Montoursville, and his brothers, David of Milton, Brandon of Elkton, MD, and Adley of Milton.

The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Thursday evening from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Posted: August 16, 2016

Eugene E. “Skip” Reighard Jr.

Eugene E. “Skip” Reighard Jr., 74, of Williamsport passed away Tuesday August 16, 2016 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Skip was born January 31, 1942, in Jersey Shore, a son of the late Eugene E. Sr. and Catherine L. (Lundy) Reighard.

Skip graduated from Jersey Shore High School, Class of 1959. He was a carpenter for many years, working for Gehrons Construction, Lundy Construction, Shreffler Construction and retired from J. B. Gibbons in 2007. He enjoyed woodworking, camping, square and ball room dancing, and gardening.

Skip is survived by two daughters, Kimberly R. (Tim) Hanford, Mechanicsburg and Wendy S. (Joel) Caldwell-Garbus, Cape Coral, FL; six grandchildren, Catherine, Samuel, Mary, Ruth, Bryton and Brittni; a great-grandson, Matthew and a sister, Mary Emma Reighard, Jersey Shore.

A funeral service to celebrate Skip’s life will be held at 9:30 am Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport by Rev. Ron Savits.

The interment will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 9:00 to the time of service.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: August 17, 2016




Eugene C. Kiessling

Eugene C. Kiessling, 78, of Montoursville, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born February 5, 1938 in Williamsport a son of John P. and Rhoda Neidig Kiessling.

Gene was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in 1956, and retired as an electrician out of local I.B.E.W. Local #812, and had also worked for Textron. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montoursville; was a life member of the Willing Hand and Hose Fire Co., had been a member of the Montoursville Lions and the Indian Park V.I.P.’s, and was very active in community activities as well as at his church.

He was predeceased by his parents, his grandson, Matthew, brothers, John, Joseph, James, Stephen, and sister, Eleanor.

Gene is survived by his wife of 57 years the former Sara M. Myers; son, Thomas E. (Melissa) Kiessling; daughter, Cynthia A. DeFrancesco; brothers, Charles, William (Dinah), Fred, and Robert (Dorothy) Kiessling; sisters, Rita (Norm) Baver, and Charlene Houlihan, and his grandchildren, Christopher, and Katherine.

A Memorial Mass will be announced at a later date. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: August 15, 2016

Colleen Ann Grubb

Colleen Ann Grubb, 62, of Cogan Station went to be with her Lord and Savior after passing away at the Williamsport Hospital on August 8, 2016.

Born October 6, 1953 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Harry William Grubb and Lois Yorks Grubb.

Colleen leaves behind a long time devoted friend, Carl Eck; a son, Shawn Derrick (Tina) Grubb of Linden; a sister, Connie Mae (Bob) Eisenhauer of Swissdale; a brother, Harry Emery Grubb of Woolrich; four grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and aunts and uncles.

Colleen graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1971.

She was employed by Bob English Insurance, Piper Aircraft and Woolrich, Inc. as an executive secretary.

In her later years Colleen enjoyed movies, eating out, picnics, and her cats.

A Life Celebration will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions can be made in Colleen’s name to an organization of your choice.

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

Expressions of sympathy may be given at www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: August 15, 2016

Delbert R. ”Del” Ryder, Sr.

Delbert R. ”Del” Ryder, Sr., 65, of Muncy, died Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Del married his wife Dorothea M. (Clark) on March 2, 1975 and recently celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary.

Born May 22, 1951 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Lem Leroy and Myrtle Beatrice (Rine) Ryder. Del worked as a farm hand for Seedy Hoffman Farm and later with Warren Fenstermaker. He was a volunteer with the Clarkstown Volunteer Fire Company at many events. Delbert enjoyed tractor shows and events, and was an avid bowler. He loved to watch western movies and liked to spend time with the grand-dogs. He cherished spending time with his grandson Colton.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter; Joyce L. Ryder of Montoursville; two sons, Delbert R. Ryder, Jr. of Muncy and Jeffery L. (Lesley) Ryder of Great Lakes, IL; a grandson, Colton Ryder; two sisters, Gloria (Ronald) Hunter of Muncy Valley and Pearl Farrar of Picture Rocks; and two brothers, Garry (Nancy) Ryder of Hughesville and Doug (Marty) Ryder Sr. of Hughesville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister June Schmounder, a brother Larry Ryder, Sr., and two nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, August 18 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Rev. Kimberly Rossi officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, at support.woundedwarriorproject.org, or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517,
Topeka, Kansas, 66675.

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

 

Posted: August 15, 2016




James E. 'Jim" Lawson

James E. 'Jim" Lawson, 62, of Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at his home.

Born Oct. 10, 1953, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late John E. Lawson and Daisy M. Wolfe.

Jim retired from Lycoming Valley Intermediate School as a custodian in 2015 after more than 20 years of service.

He enjoyed hunting, boating, fishing, traveling to Canada on fishing trips and woodworking.

Surviving is his wife of 42 years, Teresa A. (Fisher) Lawson; a daughter, Melissa A. Thompson (Jonathan), of Williamsport; and a grandson, Oliver R. Thompson.

A viewing will be held Sunday, Aug. 14 from 6-8 p.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in James’ name to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: August 10, 2016

Jeffry L. Hoagland

Jeffry L. Hoagland, 60, of Hershey, died Friday, August 5, 2016 at Spring Creek Nursing Home, Hershey.

Born June 17, 1956, in Williamsport, he was a son of late George C. Hoagland, Jr. and Renee M. Carruel, Williamsport.

Jeffry was a 1974 graduate of Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon. He attended Widener Law School in Carlisle and later graduated from University of Alabama. Jeffry served in the National Guard and attended Officer Candidacy School.

Surviving in addition to his mother are a son, Christopher J. Crawford-Hoagland and a brother Craig Hoagland, all of Williamsport.

A viewing will be held on Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. A graveside service will follow at Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: August 11, 2016

Leonard Garla Young, III

Leonard Garla Young, III, 19, of 34 Oak Ridge Ln., Mill Hall, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

Lenny was born in Lock Haven on September 18, 1996, the son of Leonard G. (Kathy L.) Young, Jr. of Mill Hall and Ginger L. Peters Franklin of Flemington.

He was a 2014 graduate of Central Mountain High School and was employed at R.C. Bowman, Inc. of Mill Hall.

He was a member of the Flemington First Church of Christ.

Lenny’s passion was the outdoors. He enjoyed going to his Pap’s camp and was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved taking his Ford diesel truck mudding with his friends. He was a member of the Bald Eagle Rifle League for the Liberty Twp. Sportsman’s Club. He was also an accomplished member of the Southern Clinton County Youth Hunter Education Challenge for many years, placing 1st in the state once, 2nd twice, and 3rd in the nation one year.

He was a fun loving person who would help anyone in need.

In addition to his parents, Lenny is survived by his paternal grandparents, Margaret and Leonard Young, Sr. of Lock Haven; a maternal grandfather, Franklin Peters, Sr. of Berwick; a brother, Jordan Franklin of Pittsburgh; a step-brother, Matthew Scott Allen of Lock Haven; a step-sister, Heather Ann Allen of Beech Creek; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Gladys Peters.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 4 p.m. at the Flemington First Church of Christ, 714 Canal St., Mill Hall, Pa 17751 with Rev. Mark Riley officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the church on Saturday from 2p.m. until the time of the service.

Private burial will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Southern Clinton County YHEC or Flemington First Church of Christ.

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

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

 

Posted: August 11, 2016




Charles C Jean

Charles C Jean, 80, of Trout Run, entered eternal rest on Monday, August 8, 2016 at his home amongst his family.

He was married to Janet A Bubb on September 9, 1957. They would have celebrated their 59th anniversary next month.

Born on Dec. 6, 1935 in Williamsport, PA he was the son of the late Charles and Lottie Jean and son-in-law to Ernest and Helen Bubb.

He proudly served in the US Marine Corp during the Korean War. He joined the marines at age 16 and received his GED during that time. After the war he attended Williamsport Area Community College and earned a degree as a machinist and a tool maker. He was employed by Anchor Darling Value for 40 years.

Charles loved the outdoors, hunting, history, astronomy, four wheel riding through the woods, billiards and playing cards. He fondly remembers his days on the football field as a teenager. He was a hard worker and a do it yourselfer. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

He was predeceased by his parents; son Charles E Jean; grandson Timothy C English; and a sister Patricia Cerquozzi.

Charles is survived by his dear wife Janet; children Theresa L (Gregory) Brown; Sharon L (Steve) Milroy; Todd C (Gloria) Jean; and Alicia Creveling; grandchildren Tonya (Derek) Gair; Scott Brown, Nichole (Eugene) Shvarts, Ashley Creveling, Dylan Milroy, Kyle Jean, Dr. Katie (Andrew) Turgeon, Robert Jean, and Travis Creveling; 4 great grandchildren; Brandon Musser, Penelope and Derek Gair, and Cora Shvarts; a brother Ronald Jean of Williamsport and a sister Doris Jean Lakewood, New Jersey.

Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Charles’s name to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 800 Mulberry St, Montoursville, PA.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday August 13, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Montoursville at 1:00pm.

Friends may call from 12:00-1:00pm at the church. The family would like to thank the Celtic Home Nurses and Hospice, Father John Manno, Dr. Donna Mullarkey, and Father Mike McCormick. Arrangements are by Crouse’s Funeral Home.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: August 10, 2016

Clair E. “Sonny” Sorgen

Clair E. “Sonny” Sorgen, 84, of 814 Big Plum Run Rd., Lock Haven passed away on August 9, 2016 at his home with family.

He was born April 16, 1932, the son of the late Henry J. and Jennie Helbley Sorgen.

On February 13, 1954 he married the love of his life, the former Audrey A. Yocum. They have been married for 62 years.

As a young teenager he farmed the family farm and continued until retirement. He also worked at Piper Aircraft until the company closed, George Hoy Construction and Dunnstable Township.

Sonny enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fish, hunt and go to camp.

On April 26, 2015 he received a certificate of service for 50 years of faithful service to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Forest Fire Warden.

In addition to his wife Audrey, Sonny is survived by one daughter, Betsy (Ed) Knecht and two sons, Randy (Susan) and Michael (Barbara) Sorgen, all of Lock Haven; his grandchildren, Eddie (Tammy) Knecht, Stacy (Bryon) Peters, Tammy (Alvin) Duck, Stephanie and Scott Sorgen; great grandchildren, Jordan and Benson Knecht and Ashton Peters; and his step great grandchildren, Austin Crissman and Braydan Guerriero.

In addition to his parents, Sonny was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Craig Sorgen; seven sisters, Dorothy, Edith, Beatrice, Mary, Kathryn, Shirley and Helen; and two brothers, Henry, Jr. and Donald.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 3p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Lay Minister Bob Mann officiating. Burial will follow at Swissdale Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 1p.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Swissdale United Methodist Church.

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

 

Posted: August 10, 2016

Thomas “Tommy” J. Engel

Thomas “Tommy” J. Engel of 1806 Beauty Ave, Cogan Station, passed away peacefully at his home on August 8, 2016.

He was born in Williamsport on October 18th, 1956, a son of John F. and Betty M. “Kujawa” Engel.

Tommy was a graduate of Williamsport Area High School, Class of 1974. He was a lifetime member of Saint Boniface Catholic Church. He was a proud employee of Lycoming Engines. He was a lifetime member of Gesang Verein Harmonia. He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 787.

Tommy was a devoted father to both of his daughters. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a lifelong sports fan. An avid supporter of the Yankees, Rams, Penn state Football and NASCAR - #6 Mark Martin. He never drove anything but a Ford. He was an exceptional diver on the Williamsport HS swim team. He loved playing golf in the evening leagues at White Deer Golf Course.

Tommy had a passion for making homemade peanuts and garlic pretzels. Tommy had a contagious smile and left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He loved life and everyone in it. He will forever be our superhero.

He is survived by two daughters; Jennifer (Adam) Thompson of Williamsport, Emily (Zachary) Baggett of Williamsport. Grandchildren, Margo, Theodore & Abram Thompson. Former spouse & friend Karen Engel. Sisters, Cynthia Dymond, Linda Louden, Mary Jo Bower & Sharon Clapper. Brothers, Michael, James & Robert Engel.

Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd. 10 a.m. Friday.

Burial will be at resurrection cemetery, Montoursville. The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Saint Boniface Catholic Church.

 

Posted: August 10, 2016




Mary J. Horn

Mary J. (Pacciani) Horn, 89 years young, passed away and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Mary was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania on November 5, 1926 to the late Natale and Altomira (Spila) Pacciani, immigrants from Paliano, Italy. She is preceded in death by her siblings, sisters Helen Calta and Victoria Codispoti, brothers Anthony, Nicola, Domenico and Vincent Aloisio, and twin grandsons Shane and Todd Myers.

A longtime resident of Williamsport, PA, Mary is survived by a son, Charles E. Horn of Pennsdale, PA and twin daughters, Carol (David) Myers of Montoursville, PA and Mary Lynne (Gerald) Geiger of Macungie, PA. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Grant and Alana Myers, Alexandra, Blair and Curtis Geiger, and a brother, Salvatore (Lorraine) Aloisio.

A 1945 graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Williamsport and a past member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Mary worked at Ray-o-Vac, The Lymehurst Restaurant, and was a manager for 25 years at several local laundromats, including Lycoming Creek Speed Wash. Mary handmade and sold beautiful Christmas and Easter decorations. She was an excellent cook and baker, avid gardener, talented seamstress and loved to dance. She will be remembered as a beautiful, loving and caring mother, grandmother and friend.

As per Mary’s wishes, there will be no viewing or funeral service. A memorial service will be handled privately by the family at their discretion.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund at www.ocrf.org or sign up to be an organ donor in your state at www.organdonor.gov. Mary’s son’s life was saved by an organ transplant in 1994.

 

Posted: August 9, 2016

Louis T. Sechrist

Louis T. Sechrist, 85, of Trout Run, died Saturday, August 6, 2016 at his residence.

Lou was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Barbara L. Sechrist, July 20, 2016.

Born July 19, 1931 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late William and Sarah Middaugh Sechrist

Lou retired as a supervisor from Trimtex. After retirement he worked as a tipstaff for the Honorable Nancy Butts. He was a member of Trout Run United Methodist Church and a former scout leader. Lou enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling (through all 50 states and Canada).

Surviving are his five children Steven Sechrist (Jo) of Trout Run, Daniel Sechrist (Teresa) of Asheville, NC, Virginia Wolfe of Linden, James Sechrist (Dena) of Rehoboth Beach, DE, and Mark Sechrist (Sherri) of Montoursville, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Glen and Ronald Sechrist and a son-in-law John Wolfe.

Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Friday evening at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport followed by a memorial service to honor the life of Lou at 7 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: August 9, 2016

Mary C. Price

Mary C. Price, 72, of South Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at ManorCare Heath Services South. She was preceded in death by her husband Allen H. "Buddy" Price.

Born June 2, 1944, in Clearfield, she was a daughter of the late Blair B. and Melva E. (Haney) Ganoe.

Mary worked at various nursing homes and hospitals in the Buffalo, N.Y. and Williamsport area as a nurse's aid.

She enjoyed playing the board game, Sorry!, gardening, reading and writing poems. Most of all Mary loved and cherished her children and family.

Surviving are three children, Ted G. Price Sr. (Patti), of Buffalo, N.Y., Ted G. Price Jr. (Beth) and Allen J. Price, both of South Williamsport; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; eight siblings, Blair "Dave" Ganoe, of South Williamsport, Wally (Margie) Ganoe, of Texas, Ed (Barb) Ganoe, of Tennessee, Vic (Kathy) Ganoe, of North Carolina, Sandy (Lee) Collar, of New York, Cherie Ganoe-LoDestro, of Kentucky, Dan (Donna) Ganoe, of New York, and Cleo (Bob) Smith, of New York; a sister-in-law, Barb Ganoe, of South Williamsport; numerous nieces and nephews; and her two cats, Jack and Leary.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Tom Ganoe and Homer "Joe" Ganoe.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: August 10, 2016




Crist C. Stouffer

Crist C. Stouffer, 55, of Williamsport, passed away Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, as a result of a swimming accident.

Born Aug. 3, 1960, in Harrisburg he was a son of the late George C. Stouffer and Linda L. (Burkholder) Cox, of Jupiter, Fla. and stepson of Albert Wenrick, of Williamsport.

Crist was a graduate of Williamsport Area High School and attended Pennsylvania College of Technology. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during Desert Storm where he received 2 bronze stars, an Army Commendation Medal and an Army Achievement Medal. Following his service in the military, he worked as a self-employed painter.

Crist loved the outdoors. He was very adventurous and enjoyed exploring new places. While stationed in Germany, Crist rode his bicycle from Ansbach, Germany to Switzerland where he often took his family camping and hiking in the Alps. He also took his family on numerous camping trips in Austria as well.

Crist is described by his children as intellectual, philosophical and very witty. He always thought "outside the box." They have fond memories of sitting over a cup of coffee for hours having deep, meaningful conversations. He was always willing to help anyone and would even take the shirt off his back to help anyone, even complete strangers.

Crist always had a sincere and devoted love for God.

In addition to his mother surviving are his aunt, Wanda M. Lieberman, of Jupiter, Fla.; two children, Kyle S. Stouffer, of Bellingham, Wash. and Courtney L. Baker, of Williamsport; two stepchildren, Dustin A. Daugherty (Heather), of Williamsport and Amanda L. Shire (Jeremy), of Ruther Glen, Va.; eight grandchildren, Camden and Kayle Baker, Kylie and Kayden Stouffer, Shyloh, Gabriel, Scout and Larkin Shire; and three half brothers, Nicholas, Tony and Michael Stouffer.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Crist’s name to Lebanon VA Medical Center, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: August 8, 2016

Lynn C. Womer

Lynn C. Womer, 72, lifetime resident of Williamsport, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016. He was a loving father of Brian Womer, Kristie (Mike) Clark, Scott Womer, and Garth (Sandrina) Womer and sister, Nina (Tom) Dempsey. He had four grandchildren, Jacob, Noah, Ryleigh and Addison.

Lynn was born November 3, 1943 in Williamsport, a son of the late Lynn and Lucy (Ribando) Womer, He also was preceded in death by his loving daughter, Wendy Womer Blakely and his sister, Nancy Eck.

He graduated from Williamsport High School and attended Kutztown University. He served in the Army reserve for six years and retired as President & CEO of Jesco Athletic Company. He was a dedicated Loyalsock Township Supervisor for 30 years where he was a key component in shaping the future of Loyalsock Township. He was a former Vice President of the American Cancer Society, a board member of the Williamsport Country Club, foundation board member of Penn College, and President of Grampian Hills Club. Lynn enjoyed life, a quick wit, nature, golf and spending time at his second home in Naples, Florida. His love for his family and friends was always evident and greatly treasured by him.

He was survived by his fiance, Lisa Lettiere Logue and beloved dog, Cosmo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 10 at The Church of St. Ann, 1220 Northway Rd., Williamsport with Rev. John J. Victoria as celebrant. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

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

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: August 8, 2016

Kathryn W. Broam

Kathryn W. Broam, 82, of Hughesville, died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Gatehouse.

Born June 19, 1934 in Picture Rocks, she was a daughter of the late Clifton Roscoe and Edna May (Heath) Sheets. She married the late William L. Broam, who preceded her in death on February 15, 2003.

Kathryn enjoyed flowers, reading, and spending time with family.

She is survived by a daughter, Susan S. Broam of Hughesville; a son, David L. (Janet L.) Broam of Hughesville; and two sisters, Shirley Laidacker of Picture Rocks and Beverly Bitler of Muncy.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 11 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. 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 9, 2016




Darla Kay Ferree

Darla Kay Ferree, 77, of W. Third St., Lock Haven passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at her residence.

Born on November 20, 1938 in Salona, she was the daughter of Lloyd Kramer who survives in Mill Hall and the late Thelma Bower Kramer.

Darla was a 1956 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

She was employed as a secretary at Dunkle & Grieb before working at Lock Haven University as the office manager for food services until her retirement.

Darla attended the Church of Christ, Rote.

She enjoyed reading and loved caring for her cats: Ginger, Calico, and Sugarplum.

In addition to her father, Lloyd Kramer, she is survived by her husband, Richard Ferree of Lock Haven; a son, David C. (Lori) Glossner, II of Mill Hall; three grandchildren: David C. Glossner, III, Galon Glossner, and Christine Brooks; four great grandchildren; two brothers, Clair (Ellen) Kramer of Mill Hall and Michael (Darlene) Kramer of Georgia; a sister, Cindy (Larry) Rhine of Mill Hall; a brother-in-law, William E. Ferree, Jr. of Mill Hall; and a sister-in-law, Judy Kramer of Mill Hall.

Along with her mother, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kelly Ferree; a brother, Donald Kramer; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, William E. and Mary Madeline “Maddie” Ferree, Sr.; and a brother-in-law, James Carl Ferree.

Private services will take place at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Darla’s name may be made to the Clinton County S.P.C.A., 33 Mill Hill Rd., Lock Haven.

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 8, 2016

Marlin A. Barnes

Marlin A. Barnes, 81, of Montoursville, died on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Loyalsock Creek Rehab and Nursing Center.

He was married on October 21, 1958 to the former Carolee G. (Goss), who survives, and they have celebrated 58 years as husband and wife.

Marlin was born in Williamsport on June 10, 1935 and was the son of the late Charles and Alma (Young) Barnes. After high school, he joined the US Army and served from 1953 – 1955. Once honorably discharged, he became a “Proud” Marine, joining the US Marine Corp and served from 1956 – 1959. “SEMPER FI” He became an employee of GTE Sylvania Montoursville where his co-workers knew him as Barney. He worked there for 26 years until it closed in 1989 in which that time he retired. Before his illness, he loved the game of golf and he was known as “Bop-Bop” to his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Carolee, he is survived by one son: Tom A. Barnes (Chrissy) of Hughesville, one daughter; Shelly L. Barnes of Montoursville, five grandchildren; Justin (Jen), Bill, Alec, Kyle and Ethan, four great-grandchildren; Lilly, Konner, Karson and Olivia, three brothers; Donald, Eugene and his twin brother Melvin and one sister; Virginia Harrison. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers; George, Kenneth, Robert, Harold and sisters; Ada, Mary, Betty, Charlene and Dorothy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania, 3001 Gettysburg Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: August 8, 2016

Ella Horn

Ella Horn (nee Johnson), 64, of Williamsport, died on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at Majestic Oaks in Warminster, following a lengthy illness.

Ella is survived by her daughter Brooke; grandchildren, Joseph and Zoe; her brother Woody; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ella's beloved parents, Woodrow and Ella Johnson, precede her in death.

Ella was born Sept. 15, 1951, in Williamsport. She attended Williamsport Area High School and later, as a talented cook, prepared meals in a number of local restaurants. She took up gardening in retirement and loved to share the beauty of her plants and flowers with friends and family, until ill health prevented it. She also enjoyed reading, listening to music, good conversation and a mean game of scrabble. Ella is remembered for her big heart and loud laugh.

A life celebration will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

 

Posted: August 8, 2016




Carol M. Binder

Carol M. Binder, 74, of Lansford, died Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at Hometown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Tamaqua.

Born July 7, 1942 in Lehighton, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Maude Christman. Her husband of 40 years, Gene A. Binder, preceded her in death on February 5, 2000.

Carol was an avid quilter, who enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving are a daughter, Kelly S. (Kevin) Good of Lake Ariel; four sons: Lee A. (Harriet) Binder of Lansford, Michael A. (Debbie) Binder of Morrisville, Joshua A. Binder of Lansford, and Kurt A. (Bobbi Jo) Binder of Hughesville; two sisters, Gail (Robert) Maholick of Weisport, and Christine (Mark) Hawk of Kunkletown; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents and husband, Carol was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Barry Christman.

Funeral services will be announced at a later date.

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

 

Posted: August 8, 2016

Warfield J. Bondy

Warfield J. Bondy, 64, of Williamsport, went to have supper with the Lord on Friday, August 5, 2016 at The Gatehouse.

He was born on August 3, 1952 in Williamsport and was the son of the late John and Ida Mae (Tilburg) Bondy. He graduated from Williamsport High School.

Warfield was a member of the Salvation Army Church, enjoyed reading, playing guitar and Eric Clapton. He will be missed by everyone.

Warfield is survived by one son; John Bondy of Virginia, three sisters; Anna Zickefoose of Virginia, Denise Bondy of Williamsport and Amy Bondy of Virginia, two step-daughters; Nicole Durrant and Angelique Lippert, both of Williamsport, 10 grandchildren and one sister; Wendy R. Woodring of Williamsport.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

 

Posted: August 8, 2016

Lori J. Bolsar

Lori J. Bolsar, 36, of Dushore, died Friday, August 5, 2016, at Geisinger Medical Center,Danville.

Born March 15, 1980 in Lansdale, she was a daughter of John J. and Catherine R. (McAffe) Bolsar.

Lori was currently employed as a CNA at the Highlands Care Center Laporte, a career she truly loved. She was a member of St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, and she enjoyed gardening, crafts, and traveling, especially to Disney World. Lori also enjoyed animals, gambling, and above all, spending time with her daughter.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are a daughter, Kayla N. Bolsar at home; a brother, Daniel J. (Ashley Perry) Bolsar of Towanda; a sister, Karen A. (Charles) Patterson of Germany; a nephew, Jackson D. Bolsar; a Godfather, Richard Bolsar of Quakertown; and a Godmother, Susan Stravinsky of Luzerne.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 9, at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, with Rev. Richard Rojas officiating. Burial will follow in St. Basil's Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

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

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

 

Posted: August 8, 2016




Virginia K. “Ginny” Asplund

Virginia K. “Ginny” Asplund, 80, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born March 31, 1936 a daughter of Harry E. and Dorothy Kanaga Kolb.

Ginny retired from the former GTE Sylvania.

She was predeceased by parents and an infant son, Wesley Racey.

Ginny is survived by her husband of 37 years, Robert W. Asplund; Son, Bradley B. Racey of Williamsport; daughter, Leslie A. (John) Houser of Montoursville; her step children, Russell Asplund of Worchester, Mass, and Robert Asplund of Williamsport; sister, Dorothy (Martin) Tessler of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Erik (Chelsie) and Kyle (Crystal) Houser, and two step grandchildren.

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

 

Posted: August 4, 2016

Weimer Jay Kibbe

Weimer Jay Kibbe, 87, of Williamsport, died on Monday, August 1, 2016 at his residence.
He was married on November 20, 1958 to the former Betty J. Hess, who survives, and they have celebrated 59 years as husband and wife.

Weimer was born on April 9, 1929 in Port Allegany and was the son of the late Ivan and Beeattress Kibbe. He graduated from Roulette High School in 1947, attended Houghton College and then went on to graduate from Baptist Bible Seminary, Johnson City, NY in 1954. He was a veteran of the US Army and served during the Korean War. Weimer had worked at Rishels Furniture Co. and retired in 1991 then went to work at Weis for 12 ½ years. He and his wife Betty were members of the Tabernacle Baptist Church since 1959, and was very active in the church for many years. He was an avid reader. He and his wife were very happy together and took great care of each other, especially in the later years.

In addition to his wife Betty, he is survived by one sister; Lillian Vanvelkinburg of Sacramento, CA.

There will be a public viewing 9 – 10 a.m. Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will begin at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Joel Long will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery with military honors.

The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 911 West 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: August 4, 2016

Carolyn B. Mayer

Carolyn B. Mayer, 84, of Williamsport went to be with her Lord and Savior after passing away peacefully at her home on August 5, 2016.

Born September 12, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Evan Lewellyn Bock and Charlotte Edith (Gardner) Bock, and the wife of the late Edward G. Mayer, to whom she was married for 58 years. Carolyn leaves behind a daughter, Deanna (Scott) Eldredge and a son Douglas (Lillie) Mayer, all of Williamsport, as well as three grandchildren, Nathaniel E. Eldredge, Bloomsburg, Rebecca A. Eldredge and Alicia E. Mayer, both of Williamsport.

Additionally, she is survived by her two brothers, William L. (Sandra) Bock, of Midland, Ga. and Henry E. (Donna) Bock, Sunbury, and several nieces and nephews.

Carolyn was a graduate of Philipsburg High School (1949) and Lock Haven State Teachers’ College, B.S. Elementary Education (1955). She also did graduate studies at Temple University and Penn State University. While in college at Lock Haven, she was a member of the Lock Haven College choir, marching band as well as the dance orchestra, playing clarinet and Baritone Sax. She went to Intercollegiate band for two of those years. She was also a member of the Alpha Sigma Tau Social Sorority and the Kappa Delta Pi Honorary Fraternity.

Carolyn’s professional career was quite full. She retired from teaching in 1987 after 29 years of teaching various elementary level grades for the Williamsport Area School District. She was one of the first two teachers of the Reading Program in the WASD. Before teaching for the WASD, she taught in Aiken, SC, Bristol Twp. schools in Levittown, PA and the Montoursville Area School District.

Carolyn was member of Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church for many years. While there, she was the chairperson of the church’s Missions Committee, a member of the Eleanor Thomas Circle of Women group, and she sang in the church choir and the mixed quartet, as well as playing in the church orchestra and the hand bell choir.

Carolyn along with her late husband Ed, was a co-owner of the former Mayeraus Gifts and more recently sole owner and operator of Shady Secrets, an antique lamp and shade restoration business.

Anyone who knew Carolyn knows she was a vital and active lady. She was a long-time member of the Repasz Band and the former Imperial Teteque Band where she played the clarinet. She also was involved in selling craft items and appliqued shirts at craft shows for many years. Loyal and repeat craft show customers and vendors always came looking for her to buy some of her delicious peanut butter fudge. The fudge was always a hit at all family gatherings as well!

A memorial service will be held at Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church, 1301 Clayton Ave., Williamsport, on Tuesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Michael Swimley officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: "The Repasz Band" - memo line: “In Memory of Carolyn Mayer” and mailed to: The Repasz Band, 117 W. Hills Dr., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: August 8, 2016




Rosemary Wetzel Bower

Rosemary Wetzel Bower, wife of the late David L. Bower, died Wednesday August 3, 2016.

There will be no visitation or flowers. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

 

Posted: August 4, 2016

 

Sandra L. “Sandy” Dagitz

Sandra L. “Sandy” Dagitz, 71 of Montgomery, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born June 27, 1945 in Williamsport a daughter of Walter L. and Roberta K. Cole Dagitz.

Sandy had a big heart and was always willing to help anyone, at any time, putting them before herself. She loved listening to her music and her Christmas songs. She loved life and everyone in her life. She will be sadly missed by the lives she touched, but will remain in our hearts and memories forever.

She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Roberta F. Kurtz, and brother, Gerald D. Dagitz.

She is survived by her brother, John W. Dagitz, and her sister, Norma J. Lyons.

The funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation. The family kindly requests no flowers, but instead asks that any donations be made to the Gatehouse, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: August 4, 2016

Paul Baker Littley, Jr.

Paul Baker Littley, Jr., 87, of Greenville, S.C., and formerly of Williamsport, husband of Betty Jo Whitt Littley, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016.

Born in Williamsport, PA, he was the son of the late Paul Baker Littley, Sr. and Alice Bosworth Littley.

Mr. Littley was a music professor at Bob Jones University and was a member of Faith Baptist Church, S.C..

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters, Lydia Sharon Littley of Nashville, TN and Marcia Elaine Littley of Miami, FL; and a sister, Marcia Formanek of Pennsylvania.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2016 at the Montoursville Cemetery. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: August 4, 2016




Eleanor Mae (Schneider) Marquardt

Eleanor Mae (Schneider) Marquardt, the only child of Vera (Landon) and Louis Schneider was born on August 8, 1926 and died on August 1, 2016 to begin her new journey in heaven.

Eleanor grew up in Williamsport and attended Transeau Elementary, Stevens Junior High School (remembering it was her class that planted all those pine trees), and graduated from Williamsport High School in 1944

She married John H. (Jack) Marquardt on May 11, 1944 while he was on leave from active duty in the Army Air Corps. They lived in Meridian, MS for a short time. They had been married for sixty years when Jack died in 2004.

Eleanor leaves behind 3 children; John Jr. (Ann) Marquardt of Hughesville; Penny (David) Estes of Williamsport; and Robert (Jeanne) Marquardt of Montoursville and 6 grandchildren (Nathan, Elizabeth, Amber, Michelle, Corey and Sarah) and 4 great-grandchildren (Landen, Cullen, Lucas and Lena)

During her rich life, Eleanor worked at Weldon’s, Litton, Brodart and as a waitress. She also completed the Licensed Practical Nursing Program at the former Williamsport Area Community College (now Penn College). When she was not working, Eleanor was busy raising her family as well as numerous pets.

Eleanor was a member of the former Church of the Savior (Lutheran) where she sang in the choir, served on church councils and participated in her fair share of church dinners.

Eleanor celebrated her life by devoting her time to friends and family. She loved having a full house and took pride in continuing family traditions. Her leisure activities kept her just as busy and socially active. She enjoyed swimming at the YWCA and YMCA, playing cards, traveling, and hosting parties that are still talked about.

Eleanor leaves behind, besides her children and grandchildren, the love of cousins both near and far, and her wonderful friends that remained close by her in her later years.

A private memorial service has been planned by the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Lycoming Animal Protection Society, 195 Phillips Park Drive, S. Williamsport, PA 17702 to honor Eleanor’s life.

Eleanor will be fondly missed as she was fondly loved.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: August 3, 2016

Eva M. "Eve" Archer

Eva M. "Eve" Archer, 89, of Williamsport, died Sunday, July 31, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Archer Jr., with whom she married July 31, 1948.

Born Oct. 26, 1926, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Wilbur and Martha (Maneval) Winter and the granddaughter of J.C. Winter, builder of Vallamont Homes, six churches in Williamsport, Grampian Hill Cross and the originator of Central Oak Heights.

Surviving are a son John H. Archer III and a daughter, Katherine A. Shipe (Leland), both of Williamsport.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane Schiffhauer.

Eve was a 1944 graduate of Williamsport High School and a 1948 graduate of Penn State University where she received a degree in art education and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta National Sorority and Pi Gamma Alpha, Art Honorary. Eve was an art teacher for 25 years in the Williamsport Area School District.

In her early years, she was active in Girl Scouts as a leader of a senior troop and was a swimming instructor. Eve was a charter member of the Bald Eagle Art League and has an award in her name. Eve served on the YWCA board, helped found the Ways Garden Art and Craft Exhibit and served on the committee for 50 years.

Eve was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and served on the vestry, choir, was a lay Eucharistic minister and president of the Women of Trinity.

She also served as chairman of the board of assistance, president of Friends of the J.V.B. Library, president of the Williamsport Woman’s Club, secretary of the Salvation Army advisory board, secretary of the Clio Club, served on council at the home independent apartments and volunteered at
LAPS (Lycoming Animal Protection Society.)

With John, she worked dehydrating food at St. Anthony’s center for over 25 years. Eve shared John’s love of flying and learned to fly. She soloed in a Cessna at age 50.

In 1990, Eve and John received the Brotherhood Award of the Lycoming Alliance of Christians and Jews.

She was also a member of Lycoming Historical Society, the Nature Conservatory Human Society of U.S., Arts Alliance, and supporter of Williamsport Symphony, community concert, chamber choir and orchestra Arts Alliance, Humane Society of U.S. and The Nature Conservancy.

Eve was grateful to be where she was in life. She had wonderful friends, a lot of great achievements, too many to ever be all mentioned.

One thing she did not like was to be in the spotlight as often as she was.

She often would say, "I wish they wouldn’t give me so much attention; there are so many others that deserve being given credit, than me. I am happy, but there are so many others who deserve credit for their achievements as well."

This is who our mother was. A person so often in the spotlight, who always put everyone else first. Making sure everyone else received the credit they deserve.

A wonderful teacher, humanitarian, wife and most of all, the greatest mother and best friend to her children anyone could have. We are proud and honored to be able to call her "Mom." - Kathy and John III.

A memorial service to honor the life of Eva will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701 with the Rev. Kenneth E. Wagner-Pizza and the Rev. Andrew France co-officiating.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: August 3, 2016

Margaret E. Rummings

Margaret E. Rummings, 103, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2016 at ManorCare in Jersey Shore.

She was born on September 18, 1912 and was the daughter of Edward and Celeste Wagner Shemory.

She and her late husband Albert J. Rummings were the original owner and operator of Rummings Bluestone Co. in Jersey Shore, PA. They founded the business in 1936.

Margaret was a member of First United Methodist Church, Main St., Jersey Shore and a member of the Order of the Amaranth, Jersey Shore.

She is survived by two sons, Melvin G. (Jane) and William G. (Pat) Rummings; two sisters, Ruth (Fred, deceased) Snyder, and Shirley (Charles, deceased) Keller; two brothers Don and Ken Shemory; four grandchildren, Roxanne (Carl) Crist, Dwayne (Robyn) Rummings, Cheryl (Joe) Stitzer and Amanda Tiernan; nine, greatgrandchildren, Calandre (Calie) and Adrienne Crist, William (Billy) and Heather Rummings, Cassandra, Ariana, Milana and Jonas Stitzer, and Charley Tiernan.

She was predeceased by her husband, Albert J. and infant son, Dwayne A.; brothers, Robert, Orvis, Nelson, Ralph; sisters, Lorene (Thomas) Harris, Ella (Charles) Sheela and Catherine (Jim) Bressler.

There will be a graveside service for family and friends on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

Flowers will be provided by the family and donations in her name may be made to First United Methodist Church, 236 S. Main St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

Arrangements are entrusted to Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

www.WelkerFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: August 4, 2016




Glenn D. Davis

Glenn D. Davis, 90, of Moreland Twp. died Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born July 30, 1926 in Muncy, he is the son of the late Clyde V. and Lillian M. (Clemons) Davis. He married Eldora L. Michael on December 1, 1947. Early in his career he worked as a mechanic at Dildine's Garage, Clarkstown. In 1965, Glenn went to work on his family farm until his retirement in the late 90's. He attended Moreland Baptist Church. Glenn enjoyed hunting with family, doing puzzles, and bluegrass music.

Surviving in addition to his wife Eldora, is a son, Daniel A. (Tammy) Davis of Shermans Dale; two daughters, Pamela L. (David) Vandine of Muncy, Tammy S. (Patrick) Pulsifer of Turbotville; a step-daughter, Sherry L. (Charles) Hamilton of Muncy; 13 grandchildren, 17 great grand Children, and 7 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and LaRue Davis; two sisters, Florence Ritter and Geraldine Biichle; a grandson, Kevin Davis; and one great grandson, Logan Snyder.

Funeral services will be at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4 at Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., Muncy, with Pastor Robert Ingraham officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Glenn’s name to Moreland Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., Muncy, PA, 17756.
Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Inc., Hughesville.

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

 

Posted: August 1, 2016

John Bianco

John Bianco, 59, of Montoursville fell asleep in death on July 29, 2016, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital after a 16-year battle with multiple myeloma. He is survived by his dear wife Susan, whom he married on Oct. 6, 1984.

Born Feb. 8, 1957, he was a son of Mario Bianco, of Montoursville and the late Anna Bianco.

Surviving in addition to his wife and father are a brother Michael, of San Jose, Calif.; his loving in-laws, David and Barbara Halderman, of Montoursville; a group of special first cousins who played an important part in his early youth, Arlene, of San Jose, Calif., Marie (Keith), of San Marcos, Calif., John (Mary), of Rhode Island and Phyllis, of California; a special group of second cousins who grew up for many years as his peers, including, Billy, Jeff, Gary, Michael, and Mary; and by his good friend Doug, of New York.

John came to North Central Pennsylvania by way of three months consulting job with then Carey-McFall. After being here a couple of months he took notice of Susan who also worked at Carey-McFall. With nothing drawing him back to the New York City area he asked for a job in August and by September was a full-time employee. John expresses his thanks to his family of co-workers at Springs Window Fashions for their support and care.

John was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on March 24, 1984, while attending the Williamsport East Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and has spent the last 31 years attending the Muncy Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. John had a thirst for accurate Bible knowledge and Jehovah’s Holy Word, the Bible quenched that thirst. John enjoyed sharing the message of God’s Kingdom with all who would listen, and the role that Jesus Christ, son of Jehovah God, would play in the Kingdom arrangement and many other Bible prophecies. John looked forward to the Kingdom arrangement where Jehovah promises no more sickness and death.

John liked the many physical creations that Jehovah has created such as the oceans where he enjoyed boating the shorelines of Long Island Sound in his younger days and also time spent at Cape May. He loved gathering with family and friends for a nice meal and some good wine. John and Susan enjoyed occasional meals in New York City with their friend Doug who seemed to have access to some of the finest restaurants. John enjoyed going to art museums and viewing the beauty that some humans could bring to the world. Lastly music is another creation that John enjoyed from the time he was seven years old. At 13 he would hop the trains and subways and be exposed to some of the best music since most bands of any genre would pass through New York City. Doug would often lead the way to these musical adventures.

A memorial service for John will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 773 Cemetery Road, Williamsport, with Elder Wayne Moyer officiating. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to Susquehanna Health Foundation, c/o the Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: August 1, 2016

Mary Kathryn "Kit" Graham

Mary Kathryn "Kit" Graham, a resident of Rose View Center, died July 22, 2016, at the age of 92.

Born on Aug. 13, 1923, in Bloomsburg, daughter of John Francis and Mary Casey Graham, she graduated from Bloomsburg University and received her master’s degree from Temple University. She taught in Lansdowne, Trenton State University’s Laboratory School in Trenton, N.J., and retired as Supervisor of Language Arts in the Upper Darby School District in 1979.

After spending her first ten years of retirement at Beaver Cove, Moosehead Lake, Maine, she moved to Maryland’s Eastern Shore and then to Williamsport in the summer of 1996.

She was predeceased by sisters, Margaret Garvey and Sara Ann and brother, John. She is survived by cousins Michael Loeh, in Williamsport, Richard Mayan, in Mantua, N.J. and Louis Mayan, in Danville.

Kit’s love of reading and traveling began at an early age and continued throughout her life, helping to inspire her cousin Michael to follow those same desires. Her around-the-world trip stories were shared and enjoyed by many over the years. Kit took great joy in establishing her many friendships over the years and she had particularly fond feelings for the Genetti Hotel and staff, where she first lived when she moved to Williamsport. She loved hosting small social events for her friends and acquaintances there and throughout the greater Williamsport area. Her most recent years at Rose View Court and Rose View Center also brought her enjoyment, comfort and valued friendships with the staff.

At the decedent’s request, no funeral services will be held and burial arrangements will be handled by Crouse’s Funeral Home and Michael Loeh.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: August 2, 2016




Mary B. (McCafferty) Connacher

Mary V. (McCafferty) Connacher, 93, of Willliamsport, passed away, Friday, July 29, 2016, peacefully at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Francis E. and Edith R. (Morrison) McCafferty.
Mary had shared 42 wonderful years with the love of her life, Frank D. Connacher, before his passing in 1994.

She had been a faithful member of the St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

When her children were young they would walk from one end of town to the other, visiting with family. Mary loved to go shopping, play bingo, go bowling, go on bus trips to the casino, but family was number one in her life. She especially loved the family camping trips and family picnics.

Surviving family members include one son, Frank, of Cogan Station; three daughters, Rosemarie Lovell, of Virginia, Linda (Gary) Pfleegor and Evelyn (William) Hudgens, both of Williamsport; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by three sisters, Evelyn Williams, Idamae Connacher and Virginia Hutchinson and one brother, Edward McCafferty.

Friends and family are invited to come and celebrate Mary’s life on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation and Funeral Home, 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

There will also be a visitation the following day, Tuesday Aug. 2, 2016, from 9-10 a.m. at the St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 711 W. Edwin St., Williamsport, with a mass beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be at the Montoursville cemetery.

Please visit www.jamesmaneval.com to leave condolences for the family.

 

Posted: August 1, 2016

Marion Delores “Mimi” Nevel

Marion Delores “Mimi” Nevel, 89, of Kephart Plaza, Lock Haven, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at her home.

Born on May 30, 1927 in Blue Island, IL, she was the daughter of the late William and Ivy Zeimetz.
On February 14, 1945 Marion married the love of her life, E. Ross Nevel, Jr. who preceded her in death on September 30, 2007.

She was Episcopalian by faith.

Mimi cherished time spent with her family.

Surviving are three children: Linda N. Shultz of Castanea, David R. (Joyce) Nevel of Howard, and Ross W. (Carol) Nevel of Lock Haven; her sister, Jacqueline Wilson of Indiana; seven grandchildren: West W. Shultz, Carissa J. Phillips, Mindi L. Tobias, Catrina L. Nevel, Sara A. Regan, Jared R. Nevel, and Lora L. Bennett; and 15 great grandchildren.

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

According to Marion’s wishes, there will be no public visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Marion’s name may be made to a charity of your choice.

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 1, 2016

Richard L. Clark

Richard L. Clark, 66, of Morris Run, died Friday, July 29, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.

Born August 13, 1949 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Clair and Dorothy Phillips Clark.

Richard was a graduate of Williamsport High School. He worked for Wahl Braun Furniture for 25 years and retired from Brodart after 14 years of employment.

In his earlier years, Richard enjoyed the outdoors, camping and hunting. He also liked baseball, music and traveling to Maine.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Marie N. Tameris, his children, Maria (Donald) Ickes of Trout Run, Joel (Tina) Willits of McKinney, TX, Richard Clark, Jr. of Williamsport, Christina Lower of Katy, TX, Amber Clark of Morris Run, siblings, Barbara Neidig of Williamsport, Sandra Brownlee of Nebraska, Kathrine Grisewood of Silver Springs, NY, Clair (Deb) Clark, Jr. of Williamsport and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Clark.

A service to celebrate Richard’s life will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the time of service.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: August 1, 2016




Betty V. Boyer

Betty V. Boyer, 85, of N. Fairview St., Lock Haven passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born on October 11, 1930 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Boyd and Claretta Wadsworth Winkleman.

Betty was married to Irvin W. Boyer who preceded her in death in 1991.

She attended the Salvation Army Church, Lock Haven.

Betty enjoyed sewing and coloring.

Surviving are two sons, Wayne (Diane) Schwab of Mill Hall and Matthew Boyer of Virginia; two brothers, Bob and John Winkleman; a sister, Maxine Mayes; a son-in-law, Mike Daigler; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and three great, great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Metheney Daigler; a brother, Sonny Winkleman; and a sister, June Brunell.

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

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

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

 

Posted: August 1, 2016

Beth Elaine Vogel

Beth Elaine Vogel, 60, of Fayetteville, GA, daughter of Myron M. and Lois J. Fillman Ludwig passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at ManorCare Health Services with her husband and mother by her side.

Beth was born June 30, 1956 in Williamsport. She was a graduate of Williamsport High School. She had previously worked as a cook for the Fayette County School District and was a homemaker. Beth enjoyed knitting and cooking and liked to watch the cooking channel on T.V.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Steven R. Vogel, her children Eric M. Vogel and Stephanie E. Vogel both of Georgia, her mother Lois J. Ludwig of Cogan Station and sister, Laurie Reber (Phillip) of Cogan Station

She was preceded in death by her father Myron M. Ludwig, January 20, 2016.

Funeral services to honor the life of Beth will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

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

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: August 1, 2016

Barbara Jean Pierce

Barbara Jean Pierce of Williamsport went home to be with our Lord Jesus on July 28, 2016.

She was born in Burlington Vermont on February 10, 1955. She was the daughter of Francis Pierce and Wanda Preston. Barbara liked doing many things and some of her favorites were collecting salt and pepper shakers, tins and butterflies. She also loved dogs and babysitting young children.

She is survived by brothers John, Robert and Frank and nephews Christian Allen and Joshua Jay and her common-law husband Joseph Gerber of 33 yrs.

A gathering of friends and family will be held to celebrate her life at 1344 Pennsylvania Ave in the Faxon section of Williamsport on August 6, 2016 from 2 to 6 pm.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: August 1, 2016




Jean E. Matusik

Jean E. Matusik, 73, of Hughesville, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Gate House in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born August 17, 1942 in Washington, D.C. a daughter of John D. and Elizabeth Mosher Lewis, and grew up in Arlington and Alexandra Virginia.

Jean retired from the Food and Drug Administration where she was a chemist and mass spectroscopist.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Edward J. Matusik; brother, John Lewis, and nieces, Kendra and Jolene.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick as Celebrant. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. A viewing for family and friends will be held Wednesday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

 

Posted: August 1, 2016

Daisy Ann Marie Laubacher

Daisy Ann Marie Laubacher, 2, of Montoursville, died July 28, 2016 in Upper Fairfield Twp.  She was born Dec. 5, 2013 in Williamsport, a daughter of Nicholaus and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Laubacher.

Surviving in addition to her parents are paternal grandfather, Harold F. Laubacher, Jr. of Montoursville; paternal great-grandparents, Harold F, Sr. (Gale) Laubacher of Montoursville; maternal grandparents Robert (Carol) Mitchell of Montoursville; maternal great-grandmother, Jane Lis of New York and three brothers, Wyatt, Joseph and Aramis at home.

She was preceded by her paternal grandmother, Marie Laubacher.

A visitation will be held from 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 2 at Community Baptist Church, 1853 Rt. 87 Hwy., Montoursville.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 3 at the church.  Burial will follow in Laubacher Cemetery.

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

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: August 1, 2016

Rhian F. Kozen

Rhian F. Kozen , 21, of 1038 West 8th Ave. South Williamsport died Thursday July 28, 2016.

Rhian was born in Williamsport on March 29, 1995 the son of Wallace G. (Skip) Kozen III and Katherine Clark Kozen. He was a member of Immacualte Conception Catholic Church, Bastress. Rhian was a 2013 graduate of South Williamsport High School. He had been employed by the Staiman Recycling Co. He enjoyed bass fishing with his brothers, playing soccer, tennis and loved the outdoors.

He is survived by his father Wallace (Skip) and mother Katherine (Scott Paulhamus); his step mother Vicki, his paternal grandmother Cora M. Kozen of this city, his maternal grandfather Frank Clark and step Grandmother Barbara of Swarthmore., brothers and sisters Deanna M Kozen-of Williamsport, Chase Chilson of South Williamsport, Jaren Paulhamus of this city, Megan B. Miller of Philadelphia, Jared C Miller of Colorado and numerous aunts and uncles.

Rhian was preceded in death by his Maternal grandmother Judy Sayland and by his paternal grandfather Wallace Kozen Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conceptions Catholic Church 5973 Jacks Hollow Road Williamsport Pa on Tuesday morning August 2 at 11am. The Rev Bert Kozen his uncle and pastor will officiate.

Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third Street Williamsport on Monday evening from 6 to 8 pm. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: August 1, 2016




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