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Obituaries ~ August 2017
 



Donald C. "Ducky" Ellis

Donald C. "Ducky" Ellis, 81, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Surviving is his wife of 7 years, Deborah A. (Bacon) Ellis.

Born May 9, 1936, in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Helen (Ellis) Parker.

Ducky served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was currently working at White Deer Run Rehab, Allenwood for more than 20 years as a driver.

He was a member of Diamond Street Christian Church. Ducky enjoyed watching sports, attending church services and Pennsylvania Lottery scratch off tickets. Most of all loved spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his five children, Parris Ellis, Azheem Ellis, Armeen Ellis, Sharif Young and Lisa Pugh; many grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

A funeral service to honor the life of Ducky will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, at Diamond Street Christian Church, 822 Diamond St., Williamsport, with Pastor Belton B. Mobley Jr. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Diamond Street Christian Church.

A graveside service will be held 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 6 in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Donald’s name to Diamond Street Christian Church, 822 Diamond St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted:August 31, 2017

Terry Lee Bryan

Terry Lee Bryan, 74, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born October 18, 1942 in Picture Rocks, he was born a son of Paul and Mary (Sypher) Bryan, and was raised by Paul and Bernadine Bryan from age 10.

Terry was a 1960 graduate of Williamsport High School and a U.S. Navy Veteran. He had worked at Darling Valve and Playworld. He attended Christian Church at Cogan Station and enjoyed coffee time at McDonald’s every morning.

Surviving are his wife Patricia E. (Ettwein) Bryan whom he married July 25, 1970, a son Michael V. Bryan of Williamsport, a sister Yvonne Losell of Williamsport and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Robert L. Smith, Sr.

A graveside service to honor Terry’s life will be held 12 noon Friday, September 8 at Wildwood Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Terry’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society 1948 East Third St. Williamsport or Lycoming Animal Protection Society (LAPS) 195 Phillips Park Drive, South Williamsport, PA 177702.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted:August 31, 2017

Moreen L. Allen Heaton

Moreen L. Allen Heaton, 79, of 1042 Little Sugar Run Road, Beech Creek, Pa passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at home.

Moreen was born in Rockford, Washington on February 22, 1938, the daughter of the late Raymond and Marcella Potter Wolfe and was raised by “Bookie” and Normadine Kulm.

She was a 1956 graduate of Ritzville High School in Washington and was proud to be honored as Homecoming Queen her senior year.

Moreen was married to Harold Jack “Butch” Allen who preceded her in death on June 30, 1967. She then spent 40 years with her companion, Richard Heaton, who preceded her in death on April 21, 2009.

In her early years, she worked at Fairchild Airforce Base in Spokane, WA
Moreen was a member of the Beech Creek Legion Ladies Auxillary.
She loved the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and adored her cat, Sadie.

Moreen is survived by three sons, Boyd (Dawn) Heaton of Blanchard, Montey (Debbie) Lesser of Beech Creek and Rick Lesser of Beech Creek; her mother figure, Normadine Kulm of Washington; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and father figure, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and Gene Wolfe; and a sister, Shirley Wolfe.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Beech Creek American Legion, 58 Wynn Ave., Beech Creek, Pa 16822.

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

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 31, 2017




Glen E. “Pete” Waltz

Glen E. “Pete” Waltz, 91, of Montoursville, and formerly of Eldred Twp., passed away Monday, August 29. 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna. He was born October 1, 1925 in Eldred Twp. a son of Elmer J. and Esther Heim Waltz.

Pete retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and had farmed in Eldred Twp. all his life. He attended Community Baptist Church, was of the V.I.P.’s at Indian Park, Montoursville and was a great tinkerer.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife of 66 years, the former Joyce I. Plank, son David C. and was the last of ten siblings.

He is survived by his son, Joseph E. (Stephanie) Waltz of Lock Haven; daughter, Barbara D. (John) Leo of Montoursville; granddaughter, Andrea L. Leo and great granddaughter, Katie Joyce Glidewell.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Community Baptist Church, 1953 Rt. 87 Highway, Montoursville with Elder Harry Boyer officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Thursday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the V.I.P.’s of Indian Park c/o Leary Platt, 420 Elm St., Montoursville, PA 17754. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted:August 31, 2017

Heather A. Saltsman

Heather A. Saltsman, 47, of Williamsport died Sunday August 27, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Heather was born in Williamsport on March 20, 1970 the daughter of David Oberholizer and Sandra L.Saltsman. She was a 1988 Graduate of Williamsport High School and was a homemaker. Surviving besides her mother and father is her husband Robert W. Herzog and her children Connor and Emily Herzog. A Memorial Service will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church 1730 Four Mile Drive at 6 pm. Thursday . Arrangements are being handled by the Crouse Funeral Home.


Posted:August 31, 2017

 

Edward Dale Sterner

Edward Dale Sterner, 70, of Montoursville, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2017 at his residence. He was born February 28, 1947 in Williamsport the son of the late Edward D. and Sarah B. Reeder Sterner.

Ed served in the United Sates Marine Corp for 11 1/2 years during which he served two tours in Vietnam where he earned two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star. After his discharge he worked for 12 years in the fire department at Camp Lejeune, was self-employed in his lawn care business in Swansboro, NC (Better Homes & Gardens), and for the last ten years worked in security at Lowe’s Department Store, Montoursville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and wood working.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years the former Shirley Ann Thompson; children, Leslie Ann (Paul) Myers of Erie, Todd David (Gabrielle Marie) Sterner of Palmer, Alaska, Lynette Marie (Timothy) Blessie of Eagle River, Alaska, and Cora Ellen House of Abilene, TX; step children, Shawn (renee) Futrell of New Bern, NC and Stephanie (Darran) Vealy of Hubert, NC; sister, Kitty Lou (James) Hofer of Montoursville; grandchildren, Joshua Myers, Samantha, Theresa, Breanne and Katy Sterner, Brittni Jo Blessie, Tyler James Blessie and Colton D. and Cortney House; step grandchildren, Alexandria Futrell, Paul Demarchi, Michael Miller and great granddaughter, Taylor Miller.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Lycoming Valley Baptist Church, 4980 Lycoming Mall Rd. with Pastor Jack Delaney officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery with Military Rites accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, Fla. 32256. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted:August 31, 2017




James R. “Jim” Foster

James R. “Jim” Foster, 54, of Hughesville, died Friday, August 25, 2017 at home. James was the husband of Julia L. (O’Connor) Foster and were married on July 24, 1987.

Born June 27, 1963 in Williamsport, he is the son of Mary E. (William) West, of Montoursville, and the late Jack B. (Linda) Foster, Sr. James attended Loyalsock and Montoursville High Schools and was employed as a quality technician/supervisor at Andritz, Muncy. He loved automobiles and working on them, he enjoyed Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey, Penn State Football, fishing, hunting, especially turkey hunting. He cherished spending time with his family, including his grand-dogs, “Luna” and “Daisy”. Surviving in addition to his wife and mother, is a daughter: Chelsea R. Foster of Hughesville; three sisters, Robin L. Foster of Williamsport, Dolores "Jeanie" J. (James) Lisson of Hillsgrove, Jessica M. (Seth) Neitz of Montoursville; two brothers, Jack B. Foster, Jr. of Hughesville, and Roy A. Foster of Trout Run.

Funeral services will be held 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 31 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Pastor Jerry Uppling officiating. Burial will be Pleasant Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in James' name to Mapleton Community Center, C/O Wolfgang Rast, 2270 Pine Tree Road, Hughesville, PA 17737, or to Susquehanna Home Health Hospice, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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


Posted:August 28, 2017

Michael F. “Smitty” Smith

Michael F. “Smitty” Smith, 61, of Williamsport, died peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Friday, August 25, 2017.

Born May 23, 1956 in Williamsport, he was a son of Frank L. and Helen (Prendergast) Smith.

Mike was a 1974 graduate of Williamsport High School and currently was employed by Great Dane as an assembler and team leader. He previously had worked at Grummans for over 20 years. Mike loved hunting and fishing and was a member of the 7 Pines Hunting Club, Cascade. He was a member of the Republican League, enjoyed watching sports especially Penn State , and loved spending time his family and friends.

Surviving are his mother Helen of Williamsport, five children Kristin L. Smith, Nicole M. Smith, Melissa B. Smith, Kayla A. Smith, and Ryan Michael Smith all of Williamsport, two grandchildren Bryce Hedgcock and Ava Stiller, a sister Ann Ferris, a brother Christopher Smith (Ann) both of Williamsport, his former wife and lifelong friend Suzan Filmeck, close friends and “brothers” Larry Helminiak (June) and Bernie Helminiak (Donna) and his cat “Kitty”.

A visitation to honor Michael’s life will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

Memorial contributions in Mike’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society 1948 West Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted:August 28, 2017

Harold Eugene Erb Sr.

Harold Eugene Erb Sr., 77, of 446 Jordan Avenue, Montoursville, entered eternal rest at 6:53 PM on Friday, August 25, 2017 in at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport with his loving family by his side.
 
He was born on March 19, 1940 in Buffalo Crossroads, a son of the late Clark and Martha Olive (Walter) Erb. Mr. Erb was married two times.  His first wife, the former Barbara Ann Miller preceded him in death in 1979; and on July 11, 1994, he married the former Lucy Moon of Williamsport.  Together, Lucy and Harold have shared 34 years of memories.
 
Harold was a graduate of Lewisburg High School, class of 1958; and earlier in life attended Buffalo Crossroads.   
 
On June 10, 1958, Harold joined the United Sates Navy in Baltimore Maryland.  In 1963, 1965, 1968  Harold received a certificate for IC Electrician Class “C”, Class “A” IC School, and the Electrical Instrument Repair; in 1970, he graduated second in class with honors as an Interior Communications Electrician First Class; in 1971 Harold completed the course of Training in Maintenance and Operations of Intrusion Alarm Systems; in 1972 he completed the Naval Aviation Maintenance Documentation; and in 1975, Harold received his Home Entertainment Electronics Systems Diploma.  Chief Petty Officer Harold was released from active duty on Jun 20, 1978. During his 20 years of service, Harold received the following decorations; National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Second Good Conduct Award, Third Conduct Award.  While in service, Harold was on many ships, having been to the Mediterranean Sea on the Enterprise; to Russia during the Arab-Israeli War; and passed through the Panama Canal.  On December 1, 1987 Harold retired from the United Sates Navy as a Chief Interior Communications Electrician. 
 
After retiring from the U.S. Navy, Harold worked at ACF Industries in Milton for 25 years as an Electrician, until his retirement on October 1, 2002. 
 
Harold enjoyed drawing, puzzles, painting, sketching, woodworking and tinkering. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.   He was a member of The Retired Enlisted Association, The U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, US Fleet Reserve Association, and of the American Legion Post #104, Montoursville.
 
Surviving in addition to his wife, Lucy, are their children; a daughter, Linda Simcox and her husband Randy of Williamsport; a son, Harold E. “Butch” Erb Jr., and his wife Holly of Montoursville; a daughter, Tracy Erb of Williamsport; a son, Joseph Hartsock and his wife Tracy of Marysville; a son, Jay Hartsock of Williamsport; a daughter, Robin Levoll and her husband Mat of Williamsport; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Janet Fegley and her husband Adam of Mifflinburg; a sister-in-law, Nancy Crossgrove of Mifflinburg; a sister-in-law, Billie McGrillis and her husband Russell of Baltimore, Md; as well as several nieces, great-nieces and nephews, his dog Pippin and his grand-dog, Diablo.
 
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Christine L. Burson a son, Blaine R. Erb, and a brother, John L. Erb; and his dog, Bailey.
 
Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 11 am to 12 pmon Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Adamo’s, 16 Walnut Street, Mifflinburg, where the funeral will be held at 12, with the Pastor Butch Woolsey, officiating.
 
Interment with full military honors will be accorded by local area veterans will be in Mazeppa Union Cemetery, Buffalo Township
 
If you wish to make a donation in Harold’s memory, please send it to: The Gatehouse at Divine Providence, 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701.
 
To share in Harold’s online memorial, please visit www.adamofh.com
 
Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals · Cremations · Monuments, 16 Walnut Street, Mifflinburg.


Posted:August 31, 2017




Joan N. Fetzer

Joan N. Fetzer, 84, passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Helen (Wool) Fry. Joan was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and was a life-long resident of the Williamsport area until recently, when she and her husband moved to Hatboro, PA to be closer to family. She is survived by her husband, James A. Fetzer, and two children—Candace Jacopetti (Eugene) of Doylestown, PA and Thomas Nicolosi (Lynn) of Doylestown, PA. A brother, Robert Fry (Joanne) resides in South Williamsport, PA. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John T. Nicolosi. Joan loved and cherished her three grandchildren—Marisa Jacopetti Holmes (Keith), Nicolas Jacopetti, and MaKindree Nicolosi, as well as her three great-grandchildren—Matthew, Alexandra and Benjamin Holmes. She worked as an Executive Secretary for most of her career at the former Northern Central and Williamsport National Banks. After her retirement, Joan became a Jury Commissioner for Lycoming County. For many years, she was a member of the American Business Women’s Association and the Republican Women’s Club. She enjoyed her two dogs, long walks, outdoor nature and shopping for others. Family and friends are invited to visitation at Crouse Funeral Home, Williamsport, PA at 10:30AM on Monday, August 28, 2017, followed by a memorial service at 11:30AM. Internment at Wildwood Cemetery will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted:August 28, 2017

Karon Rae Gerace

Karon Rae Gerace, 64, of Williamsport, died peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, August 25, 2017, at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born July 23, 1953, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of McClellan R. and Esther V. Loudenslager Denius.

She was a 1971 graduate of South Williamsport High School. Karon had worked for Hope Enterprises and also for AML Corporation. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and was an avid sports enthusiast, cheering for Penn State football, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Yankees.

Surviving are her husband, Craig A. Gerace whom she married May 19, 1984; three children, Julia Anna Willits (Jed), of Spring, Texas, Brett Michael Gerace (Nichole), of Hollidaysburg and Shane Anthony Gerace, of Altoona; a granddaughter, Eviana Daye Willits; five sisters, Shirley Fullmer (Donald) and Sharon Rupert (Steve), both of South Williamsport, Barbara Bowman (Charles), of Cape Carteret, N.C., Cindy Bowman (James), of Cumming, Ga., and Pamela Kanaskie (Ronald), of Riverside; two sister-in-laws, Sharon Sechler (Rusty) and Renee Wheeland (Steve), both of Williamsport; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Denius.
A funeral service to honor Karon's life will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 29, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 S. Howard St., South Williamsport, followed by burial in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Messiah Lutheran Church.

Memorial contributions in Karon's name may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted:August 28, 2017

Arnetta L. “Netta” Twine

Arnetta L. “Netta” Twine, 61, of Williamsport, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna.

Born July 28, 1956 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Dorothy R. (Brown) Twine, Jr.

A graduate of Williamsport High School Class of 1974, Netta had a passion for working with children. She worked for over 20 years in the Williamsport Branch YMCA childcare program, and the last 10 years at Stevens Primary as a Teachers Aid. She most recently spent her summer working at Blessed Beginnings and for the Williamsport Crosscutters.

Netta was a member of the Democratic Club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles 970, in Williamsport. Throughout the years she played in many local women’s softball leagues. She enjoyed camping, traveling, and playing cards. Netta loved working with children, but more importantly she cherished her time spent with her family and friends.

Surviving is her life partner of 36 years, Deborah Esposit, of Williamsport; four brothers; John A. Twine, III, of Atlanta, GA, Albert W. (Jackie) Twine of Marion, OH, Richard A. (Lana) Twine, and Robert L. Twine, all of Williamsport; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; and many other dear family members and friends.

A funeral service to honor the life of Arnetta will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, August 31, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. A viewing will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of service on Thursday at Sanders.

Memorial contributions may be made in Arnetta’s name to American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, Attn: Relay for Life.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted:August 28, 2017




Howard W. Kremser

Howard W. Kremser, 96, of Montoursville, died Aug. 24, 2017 at Wolf Run Village Assisted Living. He was born Jan. 17, 1921 in Montoursville, a son of the late Warren and Cecile (Temple) Kremser.

Howard retired as a partner of Kremser Bros. He was a WWII Army Air Force veteran where he was a B17 Bomber pilot. He was a member of Eugene Grafius American Legion Post No. 104, a life member of Montoursville Fire Dept., Eureka Lodge No. 335 F&AM, Williamsport Consistory, life member of Lycoming Consolidated Sportsman, and Montoursville Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife of 71 years, the former, Marcy J. Hofer; a son, Mike (Winnie) Kremser of Montoursville; two grandchildren, Kellie L. (Matt) Karschner and Erin M. Kremser, and a great-grandson, Caden Matthew Karschner.

Preceding him in death were a brother, Paul L. Kremser and a sister, Ruth O. Murray.

At his request, there will be no services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted:August 25, 2017

Elnora Paulhamus

Elnora Paulhamus, 94, of Montoursville, went to be with the Lord on August 24, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born September 11, 1922, in Renovo, a daughter of Francis and Edith (Moyer) Guthrie.

She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Robert L. Paulhamus; and a great-grandson, Lee.

Surviving are four daughters, Rebecca A. Usmar of Lititz, Judy M. Fry of Bainbridge, Cathy S. Paulhamus of Ewing, NJ, and Robin L. Baily of Easton; a sister, Anna May Myers of Mesa, AZ; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service and burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery with Rev. David B. Letscher officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 369 Broad Street, Montoursville, PA 17754.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted:August 25, 2017

Christie M. Artley

Christie M. Artley, 71, of Price Drive, Hughesville passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville.

Born May 24, 1946, she was the daughter of the late William M. and Hilda (Seibert) McClintock. On July 2, 1964 she married John D. Artley and together they celebrated 53 years of marriage.

Christie was a 1964 graduate of Hughesville High School. She worked at the elementary school while her husband was stationed at Ft. Dix. Previously, she worked as a Pharmacy clerk.

She was a member of Picture Rocks Baptist Church and a former member of the Moose in Hughesville.

Christie enjoyed crafting, reading, and playing games on the computer.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law; Gregory S. Artley, Hughesville; and Steven D. and his wife Theresa Artley, Muncy; 4 grandchildren, Josh, Jessica, Cody, and Johnny Artley; and two sisters, Judith Sanders, Middleburg; and Margaret Bowes, Williamsport.

In addition to her parents, Christie was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy A. Stephens

A graveside committal service with Serenaded by Angel’s sung by Becky Gordner, will be held Tuesday, August 29 at 11:00 AM at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, with her pastor, Jerry Upling, officiating. In keeping with her wishes, she would like everyone to dress casual.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Christie’s memory be made to Jessica Ann Hicks Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 330, Picture Rocks, PA 17762 or Picture Rocks Baptist Church, 50 Elm Street, Picture Rocks, PA 17762.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Services, PC, Turbotville. www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com


Posted:August 25, 2017




Attwood L. Richie

Attwood L. Richie, 86, of Muncy, died Monday, August 21, 2017 at his home.

Born November 26, 1930 in Milton, he was a son of the late Claire and Margaret (Shipe) Richie. He and his wife, the former Helen G. George, celebrated 45 years of marriage on April 7, 2017.

Attwood was a graduate of Milton High School, Class of 1949, and retired from the former HON Furniture, Williamsport, in 1992. He attended the Hughesville Baptist Church and was a member of the Muncy Valley Moose, Lodge 866, and Highland Lake Manor. Attwood loved spending time with his family, Easter holidays, and having egg hunts with the children. He also enjoyed hunting.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three daughters, Wendy J. (Terry) Baxter of Muncy, Shelley (William) Thomas of Sunbury, and Cindy (Clay) Barto of Girardville; three sons, Patrick Richie of NC, Alan "Herb" Barto of Hughesville, and Harold "Hal" Barto of Hughesville; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and three daughters-in-law, Donna Barto of Hughesville, Patti Barto of Muncy, and Sandra Barto of Hughesville.

In addition to his parents, Attwood was preceded in death by five sons, Joseph Richie, Gary Barto, Ronald Barto, Steven Barto, and Christopher Houseknecht; a daughter, Peggy McLaughlin; two brothers, Elery Richie and David Richie; and a sister, Phyllis Everitt.

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

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 23, 2017

Charles Imundo

Charles Imundo, 71, of Williamsport died Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village in Lewisburg.

Born July 25, 1946 in New York, NY he was the son of the late Angelo and Anna Kahn Imundo.

Surviving is his wife, Frieda and five children, Terri, Brian, Laura, Erin-Noel and Carrie. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, whom he really enjoyed.

Charles served four years in the United States Marine Corps, 13 months of which he was stationed overseas in Okinawa. After leaving the service he worked for the Bulova Watch Co. in New York City and later for various jewelry companies in PA.

Charles enjoyed hunting and the vast internet.

A memorial service to honor the life of Charles will be held Monday at 5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 2 Ross Street, Williamsport. There will be a visitation from 4 to 5 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted:August 24, 2017

Robert A. Houston

Robert A. Houston, 50, of DuBoistown died Monday, August 21, 2017 at his residence.

Born April 7, 1967 in Baltimore, MD he was a son of the late David Houston and Leonard and Mary (Meissinger) Pauza.

Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Robert worked in the automotive sales industry for many years and retired as an auto sales manager. He most recently was the owner and operator of Past Time Pickers Antique and Collectible Thrift Store in South Williamsport.

Robert was a member of 3:16 Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and had a love for animals, especially dogs. He also enjoyed watching his grandson play baseball.

Surviving is his wife of 10 years, Nancy Reynolds Houston; children, Jessica Houston of TX and Ryan (Heather) Schur of Williamsport; grandchildren Ryan Jr. and Maddison Schur, siblings, David and Joseph Houston, Patricia Dolan and James Meissinger, many nieces and nephews and his dogs Scooby, Turbo, Cody and Bella.

A celebration of life service for Robert will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at 3:16 Church, 1101 Washington Blvd. Williamsport with Pastor Sal Minnella, officiating.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted:August 24, 2017




Deanne E. Hassemer

Deanne E. Hassemer, 71, of Dushore, died Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Born August 15, 1946 in Phillipsburg, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Ella (Ujvary) Briglia. Her husband of 37 years, Robert W. Hassemer, preceded her in death December 3, 2016.

Deanne was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, playing the ukulele, gardening, cooking and baking. She was also a talented seamstress who loved knitting and crocheting.

Deanne was very proud of the bridal business, Precious Brides, which she pioneered in Phillipsburg, NJ, while also raising five wonderful daughters. She coordinated all aspects of the wedding, including the floral design, handcrafting the wedding dresses, and assisting her husband with the photography.

Surviving are five daughters, Russann (James) Williams of North Fond Du Lac, WI, Deanne L. (Bobby) Murray of McMurray, PA, Kathy L. (Billy) Ziegenfuss of Bath, PA, Michele D. (Steve) Ringer of Whitehall, PA and Wendy L. (Jay) Figard of Lansford, PA; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 26, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Pastor Ron Dyer officiating. Burial will follow in Colley Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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


Posted:August 23, 2017

Grace E. Booth

Grace E. Booth, 82, of Muncy, died Sunday, August 20, 2017 at her home.

Born October 21, 1934 in Lairdsville, she was a daughter of the late Chalkley and Elsie (Harding) Houseknecht. .

Grace enjoyed reading, bird watching, and church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Hill; and three husbands, Charlie Hill, Arnold Bartlow, and Luther Booth.

She is survived by a sister, Bernice May Hessler of Pennsdale; a grandson, Elvis (Sally Flook) Welch of Muncy; a niece, Connie Hauser of Clarkstown; and a nephew, Jim Hessler of Pennsdale.

A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Friday, August 25 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Harry Harter officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

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


Posted:August 23, 2017

Reader Moten, Jr.

Reader Moten, Jr., 76, of Haynes, Arkansas died Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

He was born on April 15, 1941 in Haynes, Arkansas and was the son of the late Reader and Lular Bell (Brown) Moten, Sr.

On February 18, 1960 Reader married the late Shirley (Scott) and they celebrated 38 years of marriage together until her death on January 28, 1999

Reader worked as a truck driver for most of his life. He was a member of Revival Tabernacle Church, Watsontown and Union Missionary Baptist Church in Haynes, Arkansas where he served as an usher for both churches. He enjoyed playing checkers, listening to blues music, watching Jerry Springer and eating at Chinese restaurants. He was a D.J. in his younger years best known as ‘Dr. Phil Good’ but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Reader is survived by three sons; Aundre Moten of Dallas, PA, Frederick Moten of Coal Twp and Reader J. Moten, III of Milton, four daughters and three sons-in-law; Sherry A. and William Curtis of Baltimore, Maryland, Kim Y. and Abdul Ali of Wilmington, Delaware, April A. and Paul Woodton of Williamsport and Lisa R. Moten of Williamsport, 22 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and three sisters; Lessie Mayo of Haynes, Arkansas, Nellie Ward of Marianna, Arkansas and Dorothy Ann Moten of Marianna, Arkansas.

In addition to his parents, Reader was preceded in death by his first wife; Shirley (Scott) and one son; Tyrone Moten.

A public viewing will be held from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Revival Tabernacle Church, 960 Susquehanna Trail, Watsontown, PA 17777 followed by the funeral at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor James Bond officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 27, 2017 in Harmony Cemetery, Milton. Arrangements are being handled by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

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Posted:August 23, 2017




James M. Powers

James M. Powers, 81, of Mildred, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at The Gatehouse.

Born May 25, 1936 in Mildred, he was a son of the late Manley and Margaret (Meehan) Powers.

Jim served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Following his military service, Jim was employed as a Logistic Engineer for over 30 years and served as a deputy Sherriff for Sullivan County for a brief time. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved hunting and fishing.

Surviving are a daughter, Tina M. Powers of Ohio; a sister, Irene Lachemayer of NJ; a sister-in- law, Barbara Powers of Forksville; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a son, Michael Powers; two brothers, Richard Powers Sr. and Jack Powers; and two sisters, Martha Kirkman and Marie Cilvick.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Pastor Ron Dyer officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery with graveside military honors accorded by combined veteran’s organizations. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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


Posted:August 21, 2017

Susie I. Hunter

Susie I. Hunter, 66, of Dushore, and formerly of Nordmont, died Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Dar-Way Nursing Home.

Born September 17, 1950 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Harold I. and Susie A. (Kilgus) Hunter.

Susie enjoyed knitting, needlepoint, and animals.

Surviving are two brothers, Ronald (Gloria) Hunter of Nordmont and Robert (Clovis) Hunter of White Deer; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Susie was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles Hunter, James Hunter Sr., Fred Hunter, and Arlie Hunter; and a sister, Geraldine Herriman.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 22, at Cherry Grove Chapel, Nordmont, with Pastor Zachary Woods officiating. Burial will follow in Cherry Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cherry Grove Chapel.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to Guthrie Hospice.

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

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


Posted:August 21, 2017

Linn A. Pepperman

Linn A. Pepperman, 66, of Milton, died Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Milton Nursing & Rehab Center, Milton.

He was born in Lewisburg on April 13, 1951 and was the son of the late Donald H. and Yvonne S. (Phillips) Pepperman.

Linn served his country in the United States Coast Guard.

He was a graduate of Milton Area High School Class of 1969. He was a former member of the Milton Moose Club and enjoyed fishing, collecting coins and Star Trek memorabilia.

Linn is survived by one son; Christopher A. Pepperman of Washington, two grandchildren; Cody and Kylie Pepperman, one brother and sister-in-law; Jeffery L. and Sharon Pepperman of Beavertown, one nephew; Bradley E. Pepperman and one niece; Kelly J. Cook

A memorial service for Linn will be scheduled at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are being handled by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 North Front Street, Milton.

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Posted:August 21, 2017




Stephen "Mike" Daniels

Stephen "Mike" Daniels, 64, of Trout Run, passed away, Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Surviving him is his wife, Melissa A. (Higgins) Daniels. They would have celebrated 19 years of marriage on August 15.

Born June 17, 1953, in Long Beach, Mississippi, he was the son of the late Hugh J. Daniels and Ruby E. (Woodcock) Daniels, of Long Beach, Mississippi.

Mike was a proud Veteran and served in the U.S. Air Force as a Sergeant during the Vietnam War, retiring, later, as a self-employed carpenter.

He spent most of his time fishing whenever possible. When he wasn't fishing he was cooking or grilling up something in "his" kitchen. Anyone who knew Mike, knew his cooking and grilling.

He couldn't wait for the first day of Trout season, to make his famous Gumbo and share. He enjoyed gardening, canning, reading, watching NASCAR and his Steelers. He also loved playing "Santa" for his granddaughters.

Mike would always try to help people, and always say it was his "extra insurance to get up stairs", which we are sure it has "paid off" in full.

Surviving, in addition to his wife and mother are his son, Shaun M. Miner; and his three daughters, Stephanie M. Miner, Jennifer J. Beamer (Jamie), and Amber M. Daniels (Lepley); his six grandchildren, Zachary, Emily, Cheyenne, Kaelynn, Gabrielle, and Melanie; his brother, Gary Daniels (Debra), of Georgia; and three sisters, Sandra Stevenson (Maurice), of Mississippi, Brenda Wagner (Tracey), of Alabama, and Kimberly Sylvia (P.J.), of Mississippi.

In keeping with his wishes, a Celebration of Life Event is being planned and will be held at a later date by his wife and daughters for family and friends.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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Posted:August 17, 2017

Theresa M. Fogel

Theresa M. Fogel, 85, of Hughesville, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

Born November 18, 1931 in Tuscarora, she was a daughter of the late Hugh F. and Julia C. (Bell) Cannon. Her husband of 59 years, the late, Theodore O. "Ted" Fogel, Jr. preceded her in death on February 4, 2009.

Theresa was a fantastic cook and took great joy in cooking and baking for her family. She was a skilled seamstress, enjoyed gardening, and crafts of all kinds. Dedicated to her church, Theresa was a loyal and active member of the Women's Organization of the Church of the Resurrection. She volunteered at Muncy Valley Hospital, visiting the sick and taking communion to those unable to attend church. By far, her greatest pride and joy was her family and she was blessed to have a close, loving relationship with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Words cannot express our gratitude to the staff of Wolf Run Village for providing compassionate and loving care to our Mother for five years. Also, we are grateful to the staff at the Williamsport Home, for the gentle care they provided to Theresa and her family.

She is survived by three daughters, Linda (Gary) Rinker of Cogan Station, Patricia (Dayl) McClintock of Hughesville, and Kathleen (John) Seese of Hughesville; a sister, Anna Miranda of Dothan, AL; grandchildren, Andrew (Smitha) Piedilato, Amy (Tom) Whiteside, Anna (Josh) Kelley, Scott Rinker, Kristen Rinker, Michael Rinker, Kate (Ben) Meckbach, Matthew (Colleen) McClintock, Brian McClintock, Patrick Fogel, and Nigel Webster; and great-grandchildren, Asha Piedilato, Sophia Whiteside, Maria and Copper Kelley, Dylan and Natalie Sander, Wade and Madeline Rinker, Hudson and Finley Meckbach, and one more great-grandchild due in September.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Hugh, Francis, Joseph, and Edward Cannon, and three sisters, Helen Berger, Mary Cannon, and Patricia Miranda.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11a.m. Monday, August 21 at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, PA with Rev. Glenn McCreary officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests 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, 2017

Maria Corazon Moreno

Maria Corazon Moreno, 68, died peacefully on August 17, 2017, at home in Williamsport, with her family after a private, long struggle with cancer.

Maria Corazon was born to the late Constantino Conopio and Pascuala Asensi on March 3, 1949, in Ormoc City, Philippines.

She met the love of her life, Manuel V. Moreno, and was married May 29, 1974.
She is survived by her husband, Manuel; along with her 5 children, Corinne Moreno-Geis (Roman Geis), Celeste Montgomery (Timothy Montgomery), Manolo Moreno, Mario Moreno, and Camille Moreno. Maria Corazon loved children and frequently visited her grandchildren, Anna and Philipp Geis, in New York City and her grandchildren, Tate and Mason Montgomery in Boston, Mass. She was a doting grandmother and was referred to lovingly as "Lola" (grandmother) in her native tongue.

Maria Corazon was known by friends as "Cora" and was popular for throwing parties and gatherings for them. Always generous with gifting, her passion was for shopping. Many of the salespeople knew her as "Maria" and would often see her shopping for her children, grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Maria Corazon was known in her early years for her beauty as she won Miss Ormoc in the Philippines beauty pageant in 1969. Her love of dancing and artistic talent has been passed down to her children and grandchildren.

A devoted Catholic, she belonged to St. Ann’s Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, with her pastor, Rev. John J. Victoria officiating.

To share a fond memory or sign a guest book, visit www.crousefuneralhome.com.


Posted:August 21, 2017




Robert J. "Bob" Kane

Robert J. "Bob" Kane, 55, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at his home.

Born July 8, 1962, in Williamsport, he was a son of William E. Kane Sr. (Lillian), of Williamsport and Carol A. (Woodring) Wool, of Trout Run.
He was a 1982 graduate of Williamsport Area High School. He was formerly employed as a laborer at Wool Block.

Bob had a passion for anything outdoors, nature, and the mountains. He loved animals and enjoyed Native American Heritage, tying flies, fishing and collecting precious stones.

Surviving in addition to his mother and father are his wife of 27 years, Margaret M. (Zellers) Kane, of Williamsport; a son, Robert J. Harer, of Williamsport; grandson, Kayne A. Harer; maternal grandmother, Helen M. Bunge, of Florida; four brothers, William E. Kane Jr. (Dawn), of Lock Haven, Kelly L. Kane (Patti), of Trout Run, C. David Wool Jr. (Kayla), of Cogan Station, and Todd A. Wool, of Montandon; a sister, Kim A. Kane (James), of North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, Helen R. Minner; his step-father, C. David Wool Sr.; and a nephew, Skyler Wool.

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

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

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Posted:August 16, 2017

Betty J. Nevel

Betty J. Nevel, 86, of South Williamsport died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna-Williamsport.

Born July 28, 1931 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Clifford E. and Ruth D. Sahm Long.

Betty was a homemaker. She was a volunteer at Williamsport Hospital and enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, crocheting, reading and going for rides to get ice cream.

Betty was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Betty is survived by her husband of 67 years, Geoffrey “Jeff” Nevel, children, Sharon (Terry) Hackenburg of Winfield, Richard (Helen Marie) Nevel of Curwensville, Beth (Jerry) Rees of Woodland; seven grandchildren, Steve, Craig and Lynda Thomas, Eric Nevel, Sandra Bryant, Andrew Maddas and Evan Rees; nine great grandchildren, Drew, Alan, Jackson, Briele, Derek, Cree, Piper, Shelby, and Megan.

She was preceded in death by her siblings; Donald and Jack Long, Margaret Kimble, Alta English, Beverly Barton and Nancy Kitchen.

A funeral service to honor the life of Betty will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. with Pastor Eleanor Siegrist, officiating. There will be a visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday.

Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

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Posted:August 16, 2017


Lillian M. Myers

Lillian M. Myers, 87, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family. Surviving is her husband of 67 years, Raymond E. Myers.

Born August 12, 1930, in Perryville, she was a daughter of the late Monroe and Irene (Nunn) Ludwig.

Lillian was owner of Lillian Myers Beauty Shop for many years and continued working into her 70’s. She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. She volunteered at the Rescue Workers and was the primary caregiver for her husband, Raymond. She enjoyed socializing with the ladies in her beauty shop, crocheting, doing crafts, and cooking big family dinners.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Joseph E. Myers (Carolyn), of Linden; a daughter, Linda R. DeLong (David), of Cogan Station; five granddaughters, Lynn Robinson, Amy Andrews (Ian), Amanda DeLong, Stephanie Yates (Charles), Melissa Stryker (David), and Ericka VanPelt (Allen); eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth E. Ludwig (Kelly), of Jersey Shore and Gary Ludwig, of Cogan Station.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lillian will be held at noon, Tuesday, August 22, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Elizabeth Aurand officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Lillian’s name to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Posted:August 17, 2017




Mary Jane (Gibbons) Clayton

Mary Jane (Gibbons) Clayton, 65, of New Columbia died Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

She was born on November 11, 1951 in Lewisburg and was the daughter of the late Clifford and Edna (Tinley) Gibbons.

On July 5, 1991 Mary married Gene L. Clayton, who survives and they celebrated their 26 wedding anniversary last month.

Mary worked at American Home foods and retired after 27 years. She enjoyed painting ceramics, rainbow looms, cross stitching, watching the birds and elk, shopping at thrift stores and yard sales but most of all she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband Gene, Mary is survived by one son and daughter-in-law; Frank and Melissa Mertz of Sheffield, one daughter and son-in-law; Pat and Stan Bogus of New Columbia, six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one brother and sister-in-law; Richard and Sue Gibbons of Milton.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by one sister and brother-in-law; Lilly and Larry Hornberger.

A public viewing will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton followed by the funeral at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Daniel Hicks of Buffalo Valley United Methodist Church, Lewisburg officiating. Burial will follow in Montandon Cemetery.

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Posted:August 14, 2017

Patrick W. Caringi

Patrick W. Caringi, 92, formerly of Eagles Mere and Eldred St., passed away At the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 2, 2017.

Pat was born in Williamsport on April 7, 1925 a son of Antonio and Nicolina Orlando Caringi.

He was a WWII Army Veterans serving from 1943 to 1946.

He was a painting contractor and owner of the former Swiss Chalet in Laporte.
He and his wife, the former Maxine Star, observed their 57th wedding anniversary before her death in 2005. In addition to his wife and parents, a daughter Pamela Wren, seven sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
Surviving are his grandson, Michael Wren, sisters, Rose Choate, Shirley Cuozzo and a brother Ralph Caringi.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 at Wildwood Cemetery with the Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating.

Family and friends may gather on Wednesday at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. 3rd St. Williamsport at 12:30 p.m., to process to the cemetery.

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Posted:August 16, 2017

Ruth M. Robbins

Ruth M. Robbins, 92, of Hughesville, died Monday, August 14, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born September 11, 1924 in Unityville, she was a daughter of the late Oscar E. and Katy May (Mott) Charles. She married the late, Leland M. Robbins, who preceded her in death on August 23, 2009.

Ruth enjoyed crocheting, was a fabulous baker and cook, and above all she loved entertaining her family.

She is survived by numerous great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11a.m. Thursday, August 17 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with CLM Michael W. Istre, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow 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 16, 2017




Ramon E. “Dink” Biichle

Ramon E. “Dink” Biichle, 89, a resident of Valley View Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and formerly of South Williamsport, passed away Tuesday August 8, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

He was born April 1st 1928 in Williamsport the youngest son of George and Mary Palmer Biichle. Ramon is survived by a sister Harriett “Tudy” and Don Hessler of Warrington, Pa. His nieces and cousins and a special friend and companion of 40+ years Joe Cesa of South Williamsport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, Charles, George Jr. and Edward as well as other relatives. Ramon attended South Williamsport High School and worked with his father and brothers in their family sheet metal business. He was employed by Bethlehem Steel Co. and retired from the West Co. in 1993 after 34 years of employment. Ramon enjoyed travel both abroad and at home as well visiting and spending time with family and friends.

He had many interests and hobbies, gardening, music, camping and antiques were among them. For many years Ray was very active as an Alter Boy and Acolyte at Christ Church in Williamsport.

A Memorial Services will be held at 10am on August 17th at Christ Episcopal Church 426 Mulberry Street, Williamsport, PA. with the Rev. Veronica Chappell officiating. Flowers will be provided by the family and memorial contributions in Ramon’s name may be directed to the Gatehouse Hospice C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA. 17701 or to a charity of your choice.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.crousefuneralhome@comcast.net


Posted:August 14, 2017

Debra Kay Rood

Debra Kay Rood, 56, of Muncy, died Saturday, August 12, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport.

Born August 21, 1960, in Mountain Home, AR, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Marjorie (Welch) Magyar. On March 4, 1978 she married Ken Rood, who survives. Together they celebrated 39 years of marriage.

Deb was a 1978 graduate of Montgomery High School.

She worked early in life at Paramedex, Inc., Muncy, later as secretary at Church of the Ressurection, Muncy and also secretary at her family business, Rood’s Automotive, Muncy.

Deb was a longtime member of the Church of the Resurrection.

She was very family oriented, a loving mother and wife who loved her grandchildren immensely. Deb was also an avid animal lover and enjoyed reading.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are one son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Jamie Rood, of Aberdeen, MD; one daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Ben Krichbaum, of Pataskala, OH; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Roxanne Magyar, of Montgomery; one sister, Pamela Ann Myers, of Collins, MO; and four grandchildren, Rachel, Aubrey and Colton Rood, and Jordan Krichbaum.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Phillip J. Sladicka, officiating.

Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions in Deb’s name be made to either the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, online at www.pancan.org or the Rocky Ridge Refuge, P.O. Box 105, Midway, AR 72651, or online at www.rockyridgerefuge.com

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


Posted:August 14, 2017

Holman F. James

Holman F. James, 84, of Williamsport passed away peacefully with his family by his side Saturday, August 12, 2017. Surviving is his wife of 63 years, Jeanne A. (Paterson) James whom he married on December 23, 1953.

Born March 5, 1933, in Palmerton, Holman was the only child born to the late Thomas and Evelyn (Williams) James.

Holman proudly served his country in the US Army. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from West Chester University and upon graduation he began a lifelong career as a band and instrumental music educator. Holman taught students in Delaware Valley, Spring Ford, and William Penn School Districts. He retired in 1987 after spending his last ten years educating in the Williamsport Area School District, and received the Teacher of Excellence Award in 1988. During retirement, Holman continued to mentor and instruct students learning musical instruments, but he also took on a ten year role being a custom fishing rod builder, for E. Hille Co.

Holman was a member of Pine Street United Methodist Church, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Tall Cedars of Lebanon and York #30, Ivy Lodge 397 F&A.M., and a 32nd degree Mason of the Williamsport Consistory. He served as a past District President at PMEA South Eastern School District, and was part of the finance and church council committees at Pine Street.

Music was a large part of Holman’s life, and there are many fond memories of his time spent with the York Band and the performances for NFL halftime shows. Holman was a certified adjudicator for Drum Corps International, and participated and instructed several marching bands, jazz ensembles, and concert band competitions throughout his years. He was a man of many talents, who loved to play the trumpet, was an avid fly fisherman, fly tier, and rod builder.

Holman’s greatest passion in life was the family he created with Jeanne. From the start the couples collaborated efforts, which often complimented each other, allowed them to build a home filled with wonderful memories of times spent with their children and grandchildren. From camping to beach trips and Broadway musical shows, his proudest moments came from watching his children and grandchildren grow.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Dawn L. and James M. Marcantino, of New Castle; three grandchildren, Sean Marcantino, Heather James, and Kristen James, and many other dear family members and friends.

Holman was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheryl J. James, and a son, Bradford S. James.

A memorial service to honor the life of Holman will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 19 at Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine Street, Williamsport, with the Rev. Douglas M. Eberly, officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, at church. Masonic rites will be accorded at the beginning of the service by Ivy Lodge 397 F&A.M. Burial will be held at a later date in Sky View Memorial Park, Tamaqua.

Memorial contributions may be made in Holman’s name to Pine St. UMC, 441 Pine St. Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Lycoming Creek Angler’s Club Attn: Sam Caldwell, 2079 Blair St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Posted:August 14, 2017




Estella J. Helm

Estella J. Helm, 81, of Montoursville, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was born December 17, 1935 in Loyalsock Twp. a daughter of the late Chester and Rachel Freezer Mahaffey.

Estella retired from Penn College and had also worked for the former G.T.E. Sylvania. She was a member of the Farragut-Mount Zion United Methodist Church. She enjoyed the outdoors, birds, gardening, walking, and her country music.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth E. (Tammy) Helm of Montoursville; daughters, Elaine J. Lambert and Elizabeth J. (Jeffrey) Ward, both of Montoursville; brother, William C. (Nancy) Mahaffey of Montoursville; sister, Doris Berta of Montoursville; grandchildren, Rachel (Josh) Ford, Hannah Ward, Quintin and Colin Helm, and great granddaughters, Anna and Abigail Ford.

At Estella’s request all services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted:August 11, 2017

Naomi I. Reed

Naomi I. Reed, 67, of Hughesville died Friday, August 11, 2017 at The Gatehouse.

Born May 1, 1950 in McVeytown, she was a daughter of Phyllis (Young) Stidfole and the late Merle Stidfole. She and her husband, Daniel F. Reed, celebrated five years of marriage on June 30, 2017.

Naomi loved caring for people as a nurse and was honored to have been the personal nurse for Mrs. Stroehmann for many years. She also enjoyed photography and worked with Patrick Photography in Florida for several years. Naomi was an avid reader who enjoyed traveling and her Siamese cats.

Surviving, in addition to her mother and husband, are three daughters, Tracy Bush of Williamsport, Jacqueline Bush of Williamsport, and Laura Juett of Harrisburg; two sisters, Michelle Whiteman of Epson, NH and Mary Ellen Ferguson of SC; two brothers, David Stidfole of the Philippians and Robert Stidfole of Montoursville; seven grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 16, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Rev. Michael R. Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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


Posted:August 14, 2017

Charles M. Davis

Charles M. Davis, 84, of Pennsdale, died Thursday, August 10, 2017 at The Gatehouse.

Born April 28, 1933 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Ellis E. and the Edith V. (Miller) Davis.

Charles served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was an avid bow hunter who also enjoyed fishing, model trains and listening to folk and country music.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Janet I. (Bartlow) Davis; three daughters, Belinda (Dave) Eddins of VA, Janene (James) Rae of TN, and Karen Balderson of NC; two sons, Charles (Kim) Davis Jr. of VA and Brian (Virginia) Davis of Hughesville; two sisters, Nina Houseknecht of Muncy, and Debbie (David) Hensler of Cogan Station; a brother, Howard (Janet) Davis of Muncy;17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three step-sons, Keith (Sue) Stolz of Washingtonville, Kevin (Shonda) Stolz of Bloomsburg, and Brian (Fioni) Stolz of Berwick; a step-daughter, Karen Yaw of Hughesville; a cousin, Betty Evelhair of Pennsdale; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlene Marie Williams and a brother, Tom Davis.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 15, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Robert Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, with graveside military honors accorded by combined veterans organizations. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Flowers are welcome; however memorial contributions may also be made in memory of Charles to a charity of choice.

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


Posted:August 14, 2017




Shirley A. (Miller) Hornberger

Shirley A. (Miller) Hornberger, 63, of Williamsport, died on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

She was married to Roger J. Hornberger, who survives, for 22 years.

Shirley was born in Williamsport on December 3, 1953 and was the daughter of the late Albert Dunlap, Sr. and Ethel Miller. She was a dedicated homemaker and enjoyed plastic and word puzzles, motor cycle riding, dancing and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons; Michael J. Harman, Jr. of Linden, Leroy A. Harman, Sr. (Ann) of Williamsport, Timothy A. Harman of Somerset and Anthony M. Harman of Williamsport, 13 grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one brother; Albert Dunlap of Turbotville, two sisters; Betty Morehart and Diane Lamey, both of Williamsport and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters; Mary Page, Joanne Shriver, Bonnie Sanders and Debra Miller and one granddaughter.

There will be a public viewing 1 – 2 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th Street, Williamsport where the funeral will begin at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Paul Brown will officiate the service. Burial will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery, Williamsport.


Posted:August 10, 2017

Jeanne O. Strayer

Jeanne O. Strayer, 90, formerly of Hughesville, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville. Her husband of 46 years, Frank D. Strayer died May 26, 2011.

Born December 1, 1926 in Hughesville, she is the daughter of the late Robert R. and Grace E. (Jones) Odell. Jeanne was Valedictorian of the Hughesville High School Class of 1944, and an alumnus of Dickinson Seminary, now Lycoming College, Class of 1945. She was employed as a Computer Programmer for the Department of the Navy in Washington, DC. After her retirement, Jeanne and her husband purchased a farm in Round Hill, VA. In 1993 they moved back to Hughesville to be with family. With her husband, they enjoyed traveling extensively. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hughesville, and enjoyed reading, sewing, and crossword puzzles. She is survived by three nieces, Christie O. (James) Foresman of Hughesville, Karyn S. Yagel of S. Williamsport, and Lynne O. (Dennis) Snyder of Montoursville, PA.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Robert R. Odell, Jr., and William O. Odell.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jeanne’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church, 120 S. Main Street, Hughesville, PA 17737.

Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

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


Posted:August 10, 2017

Shirley A. (Kulp) Regel

Shirley A. (Kulp) Regel, 66, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Rose View Center.

She was married to Edmond J. “Bud” Regel, Jr. in 1973, who survives.

Shirley was born on September 11, 1950 in Cogan House and was the daughter of the late Elmer and Margaret (Blair) Kulp. She graduated from Liberty High School, was a member of Centennial Methodist Church in Trout Run and enjoyed reading, cooking and baking.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by twin sons; Joseph E. Regel (Amy) of Maryland and James A. Regel (Karen) of South Dakota, six grandchildren, three brothers; James Kulp of Williamsport, Robert Kulp of Trout Run and Allen Kulp of Cogan Station, one sister; Ruthie E. Stiner of S. Williamsport and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother; Edward Kulp.

There will be a gathering of family and friends 1 – 2 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m. Deacon Steve Frye will officiate the service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted:August 10, 2017




Belva M. Zell

Belva M. Zell, 92, of Lock Haven, passed away Monday, August 07, 2017 at Susque-View Home, Lock Haven.

Belva was born in Lock Haven on April 30, 1925, the daughter of the late George and Ruth Young Bowman.

On April 18, 1943 in Lock Haven, she married Paul J. Zell, Sr., whom preceded her in death on November 24, 2012.

She worked at Sylvania and Karnish Instruments of Lock Haven.
Belva was protestant by faith. She loved a wide range of crafts and was an avid artist. Following retirement, she enjoyed her summers in Canada with her husband.

She is survived by two sons, Paul J. (Judy) Zell, Jr. of Lock Haven and Gary (Roxane) Zell of Ohio; a sister, Helen (Dick) Munro of Rote; seven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Belva was preceded in death by four siblings, Mary Allison, Bob Bowman, Dean Bowman and Fred Bowman.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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 9, 2017


 

 

 

Carl L. "Bud" Balzer, Jr.

Carl L. "Bud" Balzer, Jr., 74, of Linden, died peacefully at home watching "his" deer on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Born November 18, 1942, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Carl L. Balzer, Sr. and Helen G. (Updegraff) Balzer.

Bud was a 1960 graduate of Williamsport Area High School and was an U.S. Army Veteran during the Vietnam War. Following his service in the Army he was employed at the former AVCO, Textron-Lycoming for over 30 years. Most recently he was employed in security for Gas Well Services (GWS).

He was a life member of American Legion Post #251, Montgomery, Democratic Club, and Republican League. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #214 Jersey Shore. Bud was an expert in puttering around his house, doing anything outside, and he enjoyed reading, and watching old western movies. He loved being with his family and with his dogs Mack and Dixie.

Surviving are his wife Judy (Alexander) Balzer, who he married October 13, 1984, a son, Joe Alexander Kyle (Spring), a daughter, Ellie Jane Hubbard (David), a brother, Thomas E. Balzer (Betty) of Duboistown, a sister, Jane L. Adams-Delp of Williamsport, and eight grandchildren, G. Alexander Kyle, Mamie “Anna” Kyle, Morgan, Logan, and Karrigan Weber, Grace, Carolynn, and David-Paul Hubbard.

A funeral service to honor the life of Carl will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 12, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport with his cousin the Rev. John E. Charnock, Jr. and Pastor Mark A. Beard co-officiating. The family will receive friends from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Bud’s name to Steam Valley Cemetery Association c/o Al Cook treasurer 1998 Steam Valley Road Trout Run, PA 17771 or the Central PA Food Bank 3301 Wahoo Drive Williamsport, PA 17701. www.centralpafoodbank.org

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted:August 9, 2017

Robert L. “Bob” Van Horn

Robert L. “Bob” Van Horn, 77, of Hughesville, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

Born October 14, 1939 in Hughesville, he was a son of the late Nelson R. and Florence M. (Secules) Van Horn. His wife of 35 years, Ruth A. Van Horn, preceded him in death on October 29, 2001.

Bob was a graduate of Hughesville High School, Class of 1957, and played Little League baseball on one of the first Little League teams in Hughesville. He enjoyed many things throughout his life, from delivering newspapers as a young boy, to working various jobs, building some beautiful homes in the area, running Bob's Texaco station in Lairdsville, and his career at Turnkey Construction. Bob was a life member of the Lairdsville Fire Company, and enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters, and at his cottage on Dalhousie Lake in Ontario Canada.

Surviving are a daughter, Roberta L. (Brian) Fisher of Hughesville; a sister, Catherine Gordner of Hughesville; and two granddaughters, Ashley Ruth Fisher and Katie Kay Fisher.

In addition to his parents and wife, Bob was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Graden, and a brother, Carl Van Horn.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, August 12, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Bob’s family would like to thank the staff of Wolf Run Village and the Gatehouse for the wonderful care that was provided to him over the past two years and during his recent illness.

Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may also be made in memory of Bob to a charity of choice.

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


Posted:August 10, 2017




The Rev. Larry D. Cole

The Rev. Larry D. Cole, 76, of Montoursville, died, Monday, August 7, 2017, at his home.

Born May 22, 1941, in Omaha, Neb., he was a son of the late Willis Ransom and Esther Violet Margaret (Carlson) Cole.

Larry was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in Korea as a military chaplain assistant. He received his Bachelors of Science in 1978 from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and his Masters of Divinity in 1983 from St. Paul School of Theology. He was ordained as a deacon in 1981 and as an elder in 1986 in the Nebraska Annual Conference. In 1992 he transferred to the former Central Pennsylvania Conference now Susquehanna Conference where he had served until his retirement in 2004. He began serving Newberry UMC from 1992-1994. In 1995 he relocated to the Pennsdale and Huntersville area until 1999, where he again relocated to the former Calvary UMC of Williamsport until his retirement in 2004. After his retirement he served the Lock Haven and Flemington area until 2014. Most recently his church affiliation has been with First United Methodist Church, Muncy.

Larry was instrumental in beginning Sojourner Truth in Williamsport. He was an AA sponsor for 25 years and was active in Bible studies, mentoring, and counseling.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon A. Gensib; a son, Bradley D. Cole (Nicole), of Montgomery; step-daughter, Angela J. Muller (Tony), of Milford, Neb.; six grandchildren, Tanner, Dakota, Peyton, Ryleigh, Paxton, and Chandler; a brother, Neil Cole (Karen), of St. George, Utah, and Judy Ricchiardi (Terry), of Gretna, Neb.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sons, Jeffrey Scott Cole and Gregory James Cole.

A funeral service to honor the life of Larry will be held 11 a.m. Monday, August 14, at First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, with the Rev. Arlene P. Beechert officiating. Military honors will immediately follow the funeral service at the church. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, August 13, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport and from 10-10:45 a.m., Monday at First United Methodist Church, Muncy.

Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Larry’s name to First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, 17756 or Sojourner Truth Ministries 501 High St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Saint Paul School of Theology Development Office Group 3, PO Box 843740, Kansas City, MO 64184-3740.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted:August 9, 2017

Jeanne O. Strayer

Jeanne O. Strayer, 90, formerly of Hughesville, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville. Her husband of 46 years, Frank D. Strayer died May 26, 2011.

Born December 1, 1926 in Hughesville, she is the daughter of the late Robert R. and Grace E. (Jones) Odell. Jeanne was Valedictorian of the Hughesville High School Class of 1944, and an alumnus of Dickinson Seminary, now Lycoming College, Class of 1945. She was employed as a Computer Programmer for the Department of the Navy in Washington, DC. After her retirement, Jeanne and her husband purchased a farm in Round Hill, VA. In 1993 they moved back to Hughesville to be with family. With her husband, they enjoyed traveling extensively. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hughesville, and enjoyed reading, sewing, and crossword puzzles. She is survived by three nieces, Christie O. (James) Foresman of Hughesville, Karyn S. Yagel of S. Williamsport, and Lynne O. (Dennis) Snyder of Montoursville, PA.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Robert R. Odell, Jr., and William O. Odell.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jeanne’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church, 120 S. Main Street, Hughesville, PA 17737.

Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

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


Posted:August 9, 2017

Martha H. (Ely) Winner

Martha H. (Ely) Winner, 100, of Williamsport and formally Robins Road, Montoursville, passed away at 7:25am on Aug 8, 2017. For the past 16 years she resided at the Williamsport Home.

Born April 29, 1917 in Calvert, PA she was the daughter of John W. and Mary J. Ely and the fourth of five children. She graduated from Ralston High School in 1935 and was married to Ozro V. Winner on February 18, 1939 at Beech Valley Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her husband Ozro in March 3, 1995, and brothers Karl J. Ely, Oct 19, 1995, Scott E. Ely, Dec 10, 2010 and Annie C. Dewald, Dec. 28, 2014.

Martha is survived by a sister, Janet C. Roan (96) of Trout Run.

She is also survived by four sons, John A. Winner (Sandra) of Carlisle, PA, Stanley R.(Jayne) Winner of Clermont, FL, Thomas F. Winner (Alice) of Hummelstown, PA andDavid P. Winner (Judi) of Westminster, MD, 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was a loyal member of Market Street Methodist church and it’s successors,
Wesley U.M and Hope U.M., and lastly First U.M. Church, all of Williamsport.

She was a devoted Boy Scout mother that volunteered for many duties including being a Den Mother. She always encouraged her sons and was very proud when they all had attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she will be missed.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial gift to First United Methodist Church, 2 Ross Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

The funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave.,Williamsport, with Pastor D.G. Giordano, officiating. A viewing and gathering will be held from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, PA.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted:August 9, 2017




Catherine L. “Kate” (Lupo) Neitz

Catherine L. “Kate” (Lupo) Neitz, 93, of Milton died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Geisinger Home Health & Hospice at Maria Hall, Danville.

She was born in Albion, NY to the late Vincenzo and Caterina (LaBarberi) Lupo who immigrated to the united states from Palermo, Italy, in the late 1800s. Kate moved to Milton as a young girl and attended Milton schools.

In addition to her parents, Kate was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 65 years, Robert M. Neitz, Sr., five brothers; Tony, Andrew, Gasper, Joseph and Gerald, four sisters; Mary, Jennie, Rose and Dolly along with one brother and three sisters who died during childhood. Kate is survived by her four children; Robert (Lucy) Neitz, Jr., Peggy (Bud) Harris all of Florida, Tom (Inez) Neitz and Jim (Lori) Neitz all of Milton, six grandchildren; Robert III and Jason Neitz, Terri Seibert, Adam, Jesse and Amy Neitz and three great grandchildren; Drew and Brooke Seibert and Sofia Neitz.

Kate’s greatest joy was her family (children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews) taking great delight in cooking and spending endless hours in her kitchen sharing meals, love, joy and happiness with all of her family. She also enjoyed many bus trips touring the country with her husband during their retirement years.

Kate was a very active and devoted member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Milton and was one of the church’s longest held parishioners. She belonged to the Parish Council of Catholic Women, working countless hours at the Friday evening fish dinners, preparing funeral luncheons for other parishioners and doing whatever she was asked to do. She was also a former member of the Milton Women’s Club and local and national AARP organizations and had volunteered at the local Hands Up Good Bank and the Red Cross Blood Mobile.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church 109 Broadway Street, Milton, PA 17847 or to Geisinger Home Health & Hospice at Maria Hall, 410 Glenn Ave., Suite 200, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 10:00 – 12:00p.m., Friday, August 11, 2017 at Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton followed by a memorial mass at 12:30p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 109 Broadway Street, Milton. Burial will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Milton.

Send Online Condolences at HeffnerCare.com


Posted:August 7, 2017

Donald R. “Boothie” Booth

Donald R. “Boothie” Booth, 61, of Eagles Mere, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 in Muncy Valley.

Born June 24, 1956 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Carl R. and Ruth J. (Fenstermacher) Cooper, who survives.

Boothie enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, and cooking. He also was a fan of sports, he loved playing golf and league softball, and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters, Angela R. (Robert) Gensemer of Laporte, and Kay L. (Raymond) Wilson of Eagles Mere; three brothers, David C. (Penny) Booth of Huntersville, Paul R. (Kathy) Booth of Eagles Mere, and Gary S. Booth of Eagles Mere; a son, Mikal (Jennifer) Gavitt of Eagles Mere; two grandchildren, Joshua and Rachel Gavitt; three nieces, Kelly Gensemer, Lynda Hatches, and Michelle Vest; four nephews, Michael and Mark Delabar, and Samuel and Jason Booth; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. September 10th, at the Eagles Mere Community Hall, to celebrate Boothie’s life.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the North Mountain Sportsman Association, c/o Tom Robbins, RR#1, Box 364, Muncy Valley, Pa 17758.

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


Posted:August 7, 2017

Kimberly J. Donovan

Kimberly J. Donovan, 25, of 2139 Poco Farm Road passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017. 

Kim was the daughter of Mark Donovan and Jane Donovan Oehme. 

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m on Thursday, August 17 at Hope Community Church, 1300 Tinsman Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701. Please bring stories, laughs and memories to share.

Memorial donations can be made to YWCA, Wise Options, 815 W. 4th St., or Saving Grace Shelter, 324 Campbell St.

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


Posted:August 9, 2017




James W. Blee

James W. Blee, 76, of Williamsport, passed away at the Gatehouse on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

Jim was born in Williamsport, on Sept. 4, 1940, a son of Walter D. and Ethel E. (Bohart) Blee.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Jim had been employed by several area industries and retired from Lunaire.

Jim had served in the U.S. Army from 1959 until 1962.

He was an avid Notre Dame and Miami Dolphins football fan.

He and his wife, the former Jean F. Kozen celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on April 16, 2017.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Tammy Condulucci and James W. Blee Jr., both of Mountian Top, Margie Gray, of Fleetwood, Cory Blee, of Williamsport; and step-daughter, Beth Lukens, of South Williamsport; 12 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; siblings, Ann Marie Weaver, of Ind., Mary E. Blee, of Montoursville, and Ginny Hudson, of Williamsport.

In addition to his parents, a step-son, Todd M. Sommers and three brothers, Robert D., Edward W. and Richard J. Blee preceded him in death.

The family will receive family and friends at the portico of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church, 10 a.m. on Wednesday with Rev. Brian Van Fossen and Rev. Bert Kozen officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggest memorials contributions in Jim’s name may be made to, Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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


Posted:August 7, 2017

Judith Ann Fryda

Judith Ann Fryda, 75, of South Williamsport, passed away Saturday, August 5, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

She was born May 21, 1942 in Joliet, Illinois. The daughter of Lloyd and Dorothy (Bennett) Gillette. Surviving is her husband Lawrence Fryda (Married, February 19, 1994), two daughters; LaDonna (Bradley) Miller of Florida and LeAnna Koerner of Florida, two step sons Bradley (Natalie) Stokes of Colorado and Christopher (Tamera) Fryda of Colorado, two granddaughters; Megan Diller of Florida and Carly Diller of Illinois and one sister, Linnea (Galen) Donley of Illinois.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, a niece, Lea Elliott and in-laws James and Maxine Fryda.

She was a graduate of Chatsworth High School (1960) and attended Mennonite School of Nursing. Judy was a board certified Echo-cardiographer, EMT and supervisor / teacher of Echo-cardiology at Bromenn Hospital, Bloomington IL and Susquehanna Health in Williamsport, PA. She also taught in hospitals in Vladimir, Russia and Accra, Ghana.

Judy enjoyed international travel (Italy, Russia, Japan, Egypt, Mexico, Peru, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Australia, Ghana, South Africa and England). Many of these travels allowed her and her husband to work on humanitarian aid projects in the developing world.

She shared her love with family and friends by spending quality time together. She never missed a birthday or anniversary. Judy loved the ability to access each of their lives through the world of social media and stayed close though miles divided them.

Her love of life, her courage and caring heart will be missed by all. She was a life time member of the United Methodist Church.

A funeral service to honor Judy’s life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, August 10 at Pine Street United Methodist Church 441 Pine St. Williamsport, with the Rev. Douglas M. Eberly officiating. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at Pine St. UMC.

Burial will be in Piper City, Illinois with a memorial service in Chatsworth, Illinois at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions in Judy’s name be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, c/o Lung Cancer Treatment Center or Pine Street UMC, 441 Pine St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted:August 7, 2017

Richard K. “Rick” Helms

Richard K. “Rick” Helms, 56, of Beech Creek passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born on June 20, 1961 in Philadelphia, he was the son of James K. Helms and Joanne Poust Smedley.

Rick was a 1979 graduate of Bensalem High School and then attended Williamsport Area Community College, graduating in 1982.

On March 15, 2003, he married the former Barbara McGhee.

Rick was employed by Cleveland Brothers, Howard as a mechanic.

He was a member of Brady Lodge No. 116, Independent Order of Odd Fellows as well as Eureka Lodge No. 335, Free and Accepted Masons.

Rick enjoyed taking karate classes at Young’s Tae Kwon Do School, Bellefonte.
Motocross and watching his son, Nate, play baseball where some of his favorite past times.

He enjoyed mowing grass at his mom’s place and was forever installing a new tractor belt because his step-dad continually snapped them.

Rick loved dogs, and he must have known their language for they all obeyed him.

He loved his family and also his large John Deere tractor with which he moved the motocross field and track.

Rick was a first-class mechanic and use his talent to repair motocross bikes.
Sometimes he thought he was younger than he really was, evident when he attempted foolish turns on his dirt bike.

Most important, though, was that Rick taught his sons many lessons to make them the fantastic guys they are today.

In addition to his wife, Barb Helms of Beech Creek, he is survived by two sons, Michael Fowler and Nathan Helms, both of Beech Creek; his father, James K. (Veronica) Helms of Perkiomen; his mother and step-dad, Joanne and Bill Smedley of Picture Rocks; two sisters, Susan (William) VanOcker of Peraksie and Sharon Helms (Gideon Klindt) of Oregon; his aunts and uncles; many cousins; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Dr. Rev. Russell Moldovan officiating. Burial will follow at Schenck’s Cemetery, Howard.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 for a Masonic Service at 5:15 p.m. and a visitation following until 9 p.m.

Memorial contributions in Rick’s name may be made to Barb Helms to be used as a college fund for Nate. Checks may be mailed to the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

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


Posted:August 7, 2017




George W. Kline, Jr.

George W. Kline, Jr., 91, of Loyalsock Twp., died at his residence on August 4, 2017. All services will be private. 

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted:August 7, 2017

Elma A. Mines

Elma A. Mines, 88, of Williamsport, died Friday, August 4, 2017 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy.

Born December 2, 1928 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late William W. and Minnie E. (Bartlow) Yeagle.

Elma was a very spiritual woman. She enjoyed reading, listening to music, singing, yard sales, thrift shops, and loved doing crossword puzzles. Elma loved her “Grace Street Friends”, and the new friends she made, as well as the wonderful, caring staff at Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.

She is survived by three daughters, Angela (Cory) Eaves of Larchmont, NY, Maria Mines of Muncy, and Rita Mines of Williamsport; a son, Anthony Mines; a sister, Lois Rider of Hughesville; a brother, Alfred Yeagle of Williamsport; three grandchildren, Kayce Jayne Kerr of Brooklyn, NY, Bo Eaves, and Wesley Eaves both of Larchmont, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Gina Smith; three brothers, Robert, Donald, and James Yeagle; and two sisters, Arlene McCoy and Ruth Paris.

At Elma’s request services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org/give.html, a charity she felt passionate about.

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


Posted:August 7, 2017

John G. Quay

John G. Quay passed peacefully into God’s hands at home with his daughter by his side on July 24, 2017.

He was born in Williamsport on August 2, 1925, a son of Susan L. (Flowers) and William P. Quay.

He was a 1944 graduate of Williamsport High School. He studied electronics at Williamsport Technical Institute. John proudly served with the U.S. Marine Corps and was a World War II combat veteran serving in the Pacific Theater, and was called back into service during the Korean Conflict.

He married the former Lois M. Lee on May 14, 1949; they celebrated 64 years of marriage prior to her death on June 13, 2012.

John was a pioneer in the cable television industry. He built the television cable system in Williamsport and he served as chief engineer until his retirement in 1990.

He was a member of the South Williamsport Lions Club for 38 years and also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Travelers Protective Association.

John was a lifetime member of Christ Episcopal Church.

In addition to his parents and his wife, a son, John W. Quay, one brother and four sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving are his daughter, Adria Quay Thackeray (Brett); sister Bonita Richards; brother-in-law George Metz; grandson Matthew Lovell (Robin); great grandchildren Deinera and Jack Lovell, Megan Shaffer (Zach), Staci, Breanna and Jenna Rotoli; great-great grandchildren, Sophea Shaffer and Antonio Ortega Ramos; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place 11 a.m. on August 19, 2017 at Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Mulberry St., Williamsport, with Rector Veronica Chappell officiating.

"Pop" was a true gentleman, a prankster and he loved a good joke. He was delighted to celebrate the holidays and picnics with his extended family. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.

Crouse Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted:August 7, 2017




Larry N. Crider

Larry N. Crider, 73, of Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at ManorCare Health Services South.

Born August 12, 1943, in Virginia, he was a son of the late Norman J. and Julia C. (Cronister) Crider.

Larry was a 1962 graduate of South Williamsport High School. There he was a member of the vocal ensemble and the mixed choir. Pursing music further he was taught to play the organ by his music director, David Smith. He eventually played the organ for church services in Pennsylvania and in Florida.

He was a member of the former First Baptist Church, of Williamsport where from childhood up he sang in all the choirs. He sang for many years in the sanctuary choir of which for a while he was president and librarian. He also, for a period of time, directed the children’s choir.

He was also an associate member of Faith Baptist Church, of Homosassa Springs, Fla., where he was a member of the adult choir and assistant organist.

Two of his main interests were singing in gospel quartets and playing gospel music on the organ.

At one time he was on the bowling team for the First Baptist Church, of Williamsport and he was also a member of a camping club called Camp-A-Lot where he helped with the church services at camp.

Surviving are two aunts, Vivian Smith, of Fla. and Marian Sorensen, of Lock Haven; and several cousins.

A funeral service to honor the life of Larry will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 7, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Larry’s name to Faith Baptist Church, 6918 S. Spartan Ave., Homassassa, FL 34446 or National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE First St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted:August 4, 2017

Irma L. Wertman

Irma L. Wertman, of Muncy, formerly of Hughesville, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy.

Born February 27, 1926 in Chambersburg, she was a daughter of the late Merle and Irene (Kaetzel) Wishard. She married the late James A. Wertman Sr, who preceded her in death on March 27, 2013.

Irma loved word search puzzles, country and western music, and was an avid Boyd's Bear collector. She was a member of the Travelettes, an all-female baseball team from Hughesville. Above all Irma loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter, Pamela S. (Mark) Hulyo of Muncy; a son, Dale J. (Diana) Wertman Sr. of Muncy; a sister, Viola Confer; eight grandchildren, Scott Wertman, Mechelle Marks, James Wertman, Dale Wertman Jr, Nicholas Hulyo, Mitchell Hulyo, Nathaniel Hulyo, and Peyton Hulyo; and six great-grandchildren.

In additition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James A. Wertman Jr.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, August 7 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Jane L. O’Borski officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

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


Posted:August 4, 2017

E. Idell Ludwig

E. Idell Ludwig, 80, of Montoursville, died on Aug. 3, 2017 at Manor Care North. She was the daughter of Alanson M. and Charlotte E. (Richards) Kittle.

She retired as a teacher from Lyter Elementary School, Montoursville School District, was a member of Allenwood Church, enjoyed raising and riding horses, her dogs, and was also a member of American Morgan Horse Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Allan E. Ludwig.

Idell is survived by a brother, Donald (Myral) Kittle of Linden.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Pastor Marty Coffey officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lycoming Co. SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted:August 7, 2017




Bond “Dick” R. Brungard

Bond “Dick” R. Brungard, 82, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport.  He and his wife the former Margaret “Peggy” A. Barnwell were married on April 4, 1959 and celebrated 58 years together. 

Dick was born in State College on June 19, 1935 and was the son of Bond L. and Gladys Houser Brungard . 

He was a 1953 graduate of South Williamsport High School.  Dick retired from Taynton Freight in 1985 after 25 years.  He also retired from the US Air Force as a Technical Sergeant after 21years of service to his country which included Desert Storm and Desert Shield.  He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and Masonic Lodge 755, a life member of Watsontown American Legion, and Sampson Veterans Association.  He enjoyed traveling and his Boston Terrier, Abbi.

In addition to his wife, Peggy, Dick is survived by two sons, Bond J. (Katie) Brungard of Accord, NY and Gary Brungard of Williamsport; four grandchildren, Lukas, Thomas, Hannah and Tess; and his Boston Terrier Abbi. 

There will be a graveside service at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Green Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. A. Elizabeth Aurand officiating. 

The family suggests memorial contributions in Dick’s name be made to a charity of one’s choice. 

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


Posted:August 3, 2017

Joseph Michael Lumbis, Jr.

Joseph Michael Lumbis, Jr., 65, passed away peacefully at the Gatehouse
surrounded by his family on August 2, 2017 following a four year battle with
cancer. He was born in Williamsport on May 20, 1952 the son of the late
Joseph M, Lumbis and Jane Marie Moyer Lumbis.

He graduated from South Williamsport Area High School in 1970 and the
Pennsylvania College of Technology in 1972.

Joe was employed by Lycoming College for over thirty years. In addition to his "best job ever" as the equipment manager for the Warriors athletic department, Joe enjoyed antiquing and had an extensive collection of Aladdin oil lamps. He was also a Civil War buff.

Surviving are his mother Jane of Duboistown, his sister Dolores (Mark)
Conrad of Cogan House and his brother Anthony (Bibianna) Lumbis of
Watertown, NY.

"Uncle Joe" will also be sadly missed by his nephews and nieces: Lucas
Conrad of Duboistown; Matthew (Megan) Conrad and children Kallie, Sara and
Ben of Montoursville; Michael (Marci) Lumbis and children Emily, Elizabeth
and Michael of Watertown, NY; Christina (Dave) O'Neil and children Anna, Kate
and David of Watertown, NY; and Laura (Tom) Austin and children Hunter and
Rachel of Blythewood, SC.

Family and friends will be received between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at
Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, on Monday, August 7,
2017. A graveside service will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park. As per Joe's wishes "to have a party" - the family would like to extend an invitation to friends and family to join them at a luncheon to celebrate Joe's life immediately following the graveside services. It will be held at the Duboistown United Methodist Church Social Hall, 133 Summer Street, Duboistown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joe’s name may be made to support Cancer Research at Geisinger Health System by sending checks, made payable to GHF, to: GHF, MC 25-76, 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822, or memorial donations may also be made online at https://donate.geisinger.org/.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted:August 3, 2017

Frederick M. Fox, Sr.

Frederick M. Fox, Sr., 66, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born August 25, 1950 in Williamsport, he was a son of Bernadine M. (Horton) Fox.

Fred worked for the City of Williamsport Streets and Parks Department for over 40 years. He enjoyed and cherished the time with his family, fishing, boating, camping, and playing cards.  He was known to make the best brownies and chocolate peanut butter fudge.

Surviving are his wife Gail S. (Fillman) Fox, whom he married November 20, 1976, a daughter Michelle L. Fox (Tyrone Cox) of Williamsport, a son Frederick M. Fox, Jr. (Deanna Cioffi) of Montoursville, three grandchildren Terrell M. Scott, Jayden T. Cox, and Mackenzie M. Fox, four step-grandchildren Zachery A. Cioffi, and Michael E., Calogero J. and Bianca M. Signor,  one step-great grandchild, a sister Patricia Richter of Lockwood, NY, a brother LeRoy “Doc” Fox (Kathy Santalucia) of Muncy, and several nieces and a nephew.

Fred was preceded in death by a brother-in-law Howard (Red) Richter.

In keeping with his family’s wishes services will be private.

Memorial donations in Fred’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com  


Posted:August 4, 2017

  




Janice Marie Cohen

Janice Marie Cohen died peacefully in Williamsport at the age of 78. She was born in Sunbury on September 26, 1938, the daughter of the late Raldo E. and D. Helen (Heim) Shipman.

Janice is survived by her husband, George; son, Daniel Cohen; daughter, Melinda Donegan and sisters, Theresa Beers and Merdyth Updegraff.

She graduated from Bucknell University in 1960. She married George Cohen on August 4th, 1962. They first met at Bucknell Band Camp. He was a scared freshman; she was a mature sophomore. The next school year, they started dating and were never apart from that day on. Their life together was a constant joy.

Janice’s life was dedicated to helping others. Janice moved to Williamsport in 1965 and she taught English in Montoursville. She maintained friendships with several former students from those days. Janice continued to help people through her lifetime of volunteer work as well as her close relationships with her many friends. Janice was a member of the Junior League of Williamsport, the Williamsport Hospital Auxiliary, the Woman’s Club, and was a long time member of the Williamsport Home Board of Directors, where she served as President for several years.

The greatest joy of Janice’s life was her family - son Daniel, his wife Andrea and their daughters Amanda and Danielle; daughter, Melinda and her husband Joe - all of whom rallied around to give Janice great comfort in her final days.

Janice will also be remembered by her sister-in-law Beverly Strauss and husband Milton, as well as several nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m., Wednesday, August 9 at Clarke Chapel at Lycoming College, 700 College Place, Williamsport with Rev. Andrew France officiating. Friends and family will be received from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the chapel. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted:August 2, 2017

Louise Marie Cimabue

Louise Marie Cimabue passed peacefully in her sleep on July 28, 2017 at the Williamsport Home. Born on January 29 , 1924 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Anselmo and Anna (Kiodo) Cupiccia. On June 22,1946 at the Mater Dolorosa Church, she married John J. Cimabue. Together they shared 67 years of marriage until his passing on November 3, 2013. They enjoyed many years of traveling in the US and abroad and spending a few winters in Florida. Louise was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Williamsport. She will be remembered as a wonderful mother, dedicated to her family, faith and friends. She was a member of Mater Dolorosa Church and St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Louise always had a love for teaching children which resulted in over 20 years as an elementary Sunday School teacher at Mater Dolorosa Church. She also worked for 10 years for the South Williamsport School district in the school’s lunch program. Louise loved cooking and was an excellent baker, Italian cookies were her specialty. Louise also volunteered at the Divine Providence Hospital Gift Shop and was part of their Auxiliary. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony and Jean Cimabue of Santa Fe, NM, and John and Cindy Cimabue of Westminster, MD. Grandchildren, Alyssa(Scott) Hinton, Melanie(John) Moran, Jaclyn and Kelsea; great grandchildren Mackenzie and Cameron. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers Leonarto and Louis Cupiccia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on .August 3, 2017 at St. Joseph’s the Worker Church at 10 am, with Father.Brian VanFossan officiating, Burial will follow at the Mt.Carmel Cemetery. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, if you so wish, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or St. Joseph the Worker Parish. www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted:August 2, 2017

Steven W. Powell

Steven W. Powell, 55, of Williamsport died Saturday July 29, 2017. Services will be at the convenience of the family.  A full obituary can be found at www.SandersMortuary.com.


Posted:August 2, 2017




Vaughn E. Springman

Vaughn E. Springman, 65, of Williamsport, died on July 28, 2017 in Tannersville, PA. He was born Nov. 7, 1951 in Williamsport, a son of Arnold and Alice (Bosch) Springman.

Vaughn was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his brother, David and a sister, Beverly Simms.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Sachiko; three sons, Mark A. (Amber) of Montoursville, Jonathon D. of Montoursville, and Daniel J. of Jersey Shore; four grandchildren, Marissa, Gabriella, Zachary, and Sophia, and two sisters, Linda (Larry) Bair and Christine Hall both of Williamsport.

A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 3 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Pastor Jack J. Delaney officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park. A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lycoming Valley Baptist Missions, 4980 Lycoming Mall Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754.


Posted:August 1, 2017

Audrey L. Dochter

Audrey L. Dochter, 96, of Montoursville, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna. She was born February 9, 1921 in Williamsport a daughter of George F. and Mary L. Sadler Leutze.

Audrey retired from the Montoursville School District where she worked in food service. She was a member of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church; had been a Cub Scout leader and was a member of the Williamsport class of 1938.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband, George A. Dochter, and her brother Robert E. Leutze.

She is survived by her son, Richard G. (Carlene) Dochter of Lock Haven and her nieces, Karin L. Waugh and Laurie A. Miller.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral home, 733 broad St. Montoursville with Rev. David C. Smith officiating. Friends will be received Friday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St., Montoursville, PA 17754.


Posted:August 1, 2017

Mary Louise “Mare” Thomas

Mary Louise “Mare” Thomas, 56, of Unityville died Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born April 11, 1961 in Alexandria Bay, NY, she was a daughter of Patricia (Streeter) Dennis, and the late Charles Leo Thomas. Mary was also the fiancée of Gordon E. Eichenlaub of Unityville.

Mary was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, sewing, baking, playing cards, board games, and splitting wood. She also cherished spending time with her grandchildren, and making clothing for them.

Surviving, in addition to her mother and fiancé, are two daughters, Amber M. (Justin Faulstick) Thomas of Unityville, and Megan J. (Jordan) Uhl of Emmaus; a son, Michael A. (Crystal) Eichenlaub of Unityville; four grandchildren, Anna M. Thomas, Allen E. Faulstick, Kiara L. Uhl, Dakota M. Uhl; a sister, Jennifer D. Dennis of Millville; and two brothers, James D. Dennis II of Hughesville, and Jason D. Dennis of IA.

In addition to her father, Mary was preceded in death by her step-father, James D. Dennis Sr.

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

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

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


Posted:August 2, 2017




Janet Rae Houseknecht

Janet Rae Houseknecht, 88, of Hughesville, died Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born December 6, 1928 in Milton, she was a daughter of the late John T. and Harriet Rae (Hester) Nixon. Her husband of 60 years, Harley C. Houseknecht, preceded her in death on May 1, 2008.

Janet enjoyed watching game shows, Hallmark Movies, and playing Bingo. She also enjoyed word search puzzles.

Surviving are a daughter, Debra R. (Steven) Temple of Muncy; a son, H. Stephen (Cathy) Houseknecht of Hughesville; four grandchildren, Sean S. (Monique) Houseknecht, Ryann L. (Mark) Schultz, Carrie R. (Evan) Israelsky, and Shannon A. Temple; and three great-grandchildren, Alex R. Schultz, Casey R. Schultz, and Clara M. Houseknecht.

In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by two sisters, Maralouise Eckman, and Shirley Nixon; and a brother, John Nixon.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 3, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Cinda J. Brucker officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may also be made in memory of Janet to a charity of choice.

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


Posted: July 31, 2017


Ruth Marie Wert

Ruth Marie Wert, 89, formerly of Charles St., Williamsport, and a resident of Linden, passed away at home on Monday, July 31, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

Ruth was born in Altoona on Dec. 19, 1927, one of thirteen children.

She retired from the former Stroehmann’s Cake Shop on Washington Blvd. after 27 years. Ruth enjoyed bingo, roller skating and was a talented candy maker, especially peanut butter eggs.

Surviving are her children, Sandy Britton, of South Williamsport, Marty Wert Jr. (Chris) of Florida, Patty D’Alena (Ralph) with whom she lived, Ronald Wert Sr. (Nancy), of Woolrich, Terry Miller, of Linden; 15 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents; husband, Martin Wert Sr.; brothers; and sisters; a son, Thomas Wert Sr., preceded her in death.

The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, with Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating, followed by burial at Twin Hills Memorial Park in Muncy.

www.crousefuneralhome.com.


Posted:August 1, 2017

Bertha M. (Albright) Huff

Bertha M. (Albright) Huff, 91, of Lewisburg, formerly of Milton, died Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

She was born on March 17, 1926 in White Deer and was the daughter of the late Harry M. and Esther (Schell) Albright.

On April 20, 1946 Bertha married the late Merrill Huff, Jr. and they celebrated 42 years of marriage together until his death on November 27, 1988. Bertha and Jim lived in Milton their entire marriage.

Bertha was a graduate of Watsontown High School Class of 1945. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Milton and was a volunteer at Evangelical Community Hospital where she earned her 7000-hour volunteer pin. She enjoyed traveling, camping all over the country in a tent, reading, quilting, sewing, bowling with her husband and most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Bertha is survived by one son and daughter-in-law; Harry A. and Faith Huff of Lewisburg, one daughter and son-in-law; Yolanda H. and Ronald Ruth of Montoursville, three grandchildren; Jacob A. and Jessica Huff, Megan E. Ruth and her companion Jade Badger and Sarah M. and Justin McIntyre, four great grandchildren; Kaleb and Kaeden Badger and Lillian and Parker McIntyre, one brother and sister-in-law; Dale and Shirley Albright of Florida and one sister Freda Albright of Watsontown.

In addition to her parents and husband, Bertha was preceded in death by one brother; Elwood Albright and six sisters; Isabel Nevel, Janet Welliver, Elnor LaForm, Doris Baumgartner, Phyllis Eisley and Amy Dreisbach.

In leiu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 18 Center Street, Milton, PA 17847 or to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701

A public viewing will be held from 10:00 – 11:00, Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton followed by the funeral at 11:00 with Pastor William McNeil of Bethany United Methodist Church, Milton officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, New Columbia.

Send Online Condolences at HeffnerCare.com


Posted:August 1, 2017







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