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Obituaries ~ December 2015
 



Richard Lee Hill

Richard Lee Hill, two and a half months , of Williamsport passed away Sunday December 27, 2015.

Richard was born October 5, 2015 in Williamsport, son of Trevor G. Ridriguez and Ricoal Hill, of Williamsport.

Richard is survived by maternal grandparents, Enda Howlett and Richard Hill; maternal great-grandmothers, Vera Wolfe and Bonnie Hill; paternal grandfather, Trevor Wilson, paternal grandmother, Anna Rodriguez and aunts and uncles, Destiny Hill, Jose Rivera, Jessica Howlett, Jacob Howlett, Sean Knight, Robert, Jordan and Eric Rodriguez and Joshua Hoffman and many cousins.

Richard was preceded in death by a paternal grandmother, Roxelle Ridriguez.

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

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

 

Posted: December 30, 2015

Amelia L. Donovan

Amelia L. Donovan, 71, of Williamsport passed away, December 30, 2015 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Born May 29, 1944, in Philadelphia. She is survived by her companion of 25 years, John J. Baker.

Amelia was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time in the kitchen and cooking.

Surviving are her three children, Colleen Donovan, of Trout Run, Caroline Updegraff, of Montoursville, and Kevin Donovan, of Williamsport, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and one sister, Jackie (Ed) Seyler, of Lawrenceville.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.

 

Posted: January 4, 2016

Martha Lowdermilk Knudson

Martha Lowdermilk Knudson of Messiah Lifeways Village, Mechanicsburg, PA died Monday, December 28, 2015.

She was born September 30, 1922 in Williamsport, PA , the daughter of Theodore and Hazel Miller Lowdermilk

Martha graduated from Williamsport High School and Williamsport Dickinson Seminary (currently Lycoming College). In 1945 she married Louis I. Knudson of Ithaca, NY. Most of her married life she lived in Norwich, NY where she was active in the United Church of Christ First Congregational and many other community activities.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Erica Eckhardt, and husband, Louis Knudson.

Surviving are her grandchildren, Andrew, Bryan and Christine Eckhardt and several Nieces and nephews.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, PA with Pastor Sharon Eckhardt officiating.

Memorial contributions in Martha’s name may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 4, 2016




Janice L. Blackwell

Janice L. Blackwell, 77, of Williamsport died Monday, December 28, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born December 27, 1938 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Margaret Nau Phillips.

Janice was a graduate of Williamsport High School. She was a bookkeeper for Barger Real Estate. Janice enjoyed working in her yard and being outdoors. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church and was a volunteer at the West House Personal Care Home.

Surviving are her children, Michael Blackwell of Williamsport and Mark (Michelle) Blackwell of Watsontown; grandchildren Jessica Nelson of TN and Connor Blackwell of Watsontown; and brothers, William Phillips of Williamsport, David (Linda) Phillips of Montoursville, and Steve (Pat) Phillips of Cogan Station.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Paxton J. Blackwell.

A graveside service for family and friends will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Twin Hills Memorial Park with Rev. John J. Victoria officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street Williamsport, PA 17701, or the West House Personal Care Home, 616 West Edwin Street Williamsport, PA 17701

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: December 29, 2015

Martha A. Greenaway

Martha A. Greenaway, 96, formerly of Linden, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at the Williamsport Home. She was born, May 29, 1919 in Linden, the daughter of the late Yost M. and Ethel (Brooks) Smith.

Martha was a homemaker and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Jersey Shore. She was employed by Weldons Manufacturing Glamorise. She was also the Tax Assessor of Mifflin Township for a number of years. Martha retired from the Jersey Shore Area School District after 24 years of service as a Library Aide.

Martha is survived by one niece, Michelle Shiflett (Mark) Baughman, of Florida, and five great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Greenaway, he died August 7, 1987, two daughters, Constance Mae Greenaway, April 24, 1955 and Anneda F. Greenaway, January 30, 1981, both girls passed away at home. She was also predeceased by a sister, Ruby A. Shiflett of Linden.

Memorial Donations in Martha’s name may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 1409 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore or to a charity of your choice.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore. A public viewing will be from 10-11 before the service at the funeral home with Reverend Ed Prowant Officiating. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery, Jersey Shore.

You can pay your condolences online at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: December 29, 2015

Mary Lou Krysik

Mary Lou Krysik, 82, of Hughesville, died Monday, December 28, 2015 at The Gate House.

Born September 3, 1933 in Branchville, MD, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Mary C. (Feehrer) Odon.  She married John Krysik, and together they celebrated 61 years of marriage.

Mary Lou was a member of the Picture Rocks United Methodist Church. She also enjoyed gardening, her flower beds, crocheting, computer games, her pets, and above all spending time with her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  Prior to her retirement she was employed as a seamstress at several area manufacturers.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, John L. (Roxanna) Krysik of Williamsport,   Daniel S. Krysik of Montgomery, James J. Krysik of Hughesville; a daughter Susan A. (Robert) Pearson of Muncy; Grandchildren, Stacy L. Little, Jason P. Little, Kyle S. Krysik, Tiffany A. Hummel, Lee D. Barto, Justin J. Poust, Brandy M. Krysik, and Stephanie A. Krysik; 17 great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and a sister Jean Fry of Turbotville.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Corina Lynn Krysik, and a brother William Odon, II.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, December 31 at Picture Rocks United Methodist Church, 48 Laurel Run Road, Picture Rocks, with Pastor Richard L. DeMarte officiating.  Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St, Hughesville, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to be made to the Picture Rocks United Methodist Church, 48 Laurel Run Rd., Box 366, Picture Rocks, PA  17762

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

 

Posted: December 30, 2015




Ray W. Kerwell, Jr.

Ray W. Kerwell, Jr., 94, a resident at Hillside Assisted Living, passed away Friday, December 25, 2015 at his residence. He was born January 6, 1921 in Montgomery, a son of Ray W., Sr. and Hazel Wertz Kerwell.

Ray was a member of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church and was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army. He was a member, and past commander of the Bower-Decker American Legion Post 251in Montgomery; was past president of Montgomery Fire Police, and had been president, coached, umpired Montgomery Little League for over 35 years, and was an avid hunter.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, the former Thelma Blake Cooper, and sister, Henrietta Staggert.

Ray is survived by his sons, Terry Kerwell of Montgomery and Ray W. (Kim) Kerwell, III of Muncy; daughters, Ruth (Robert) Younger of Watsontown, Abby Ottenmiller of Williamsport, and Dianne Shrey of Gahanna, OH; brothers, George Kerwell of Williamsport and William Kerwell of Montgomery, nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and special friends Don and his wife Donna, (deceased) Niebert.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2016 at the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St. Montoursville, with the Rev. David C. Smith officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County after the service at the church. Interment will be held Monday in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Saturday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: December 29, 2015

Robert L. "Bob" Minnier

Robert L. "Bob" Minnier, 73, of 904 Broad St., Montoursville, passed away, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, at his home. He was born Sept. 10, 1942, in Glen Mawr, a son of Clarence and Marguerite Scheffler Minnier.

Bob worked for 28 years for the former Montour Oil, and was a lifelong member of the Willing Hand Hose Company, Montoursville. He was a member of the Young Men’s Republican Cub, the Muncy Valley Loyal Order of Moose; was an avid Penn State Football fan; and especially enjoyed decorating his home for the Christmas season, winning the Mayor's award for best decorated home.

He was predeceased by his grandson, Hunter Robert Minnier; sisters, Esther, Gladys; and brother, Harley E.

Bob is survived by his wife of 27 years, the former Debra L. Schon; his children, Crystal L. Minnier, of Montoursville, Melinda M. (Bob) LeVan, of Williamsport, Matthew C. (John) Minnier, of Alexandria, Va., and Michael C. (Elizabeth) Minnier, of Loyalsock Township; his sisters, June Walsh, of Highland Lake Road, Alfreda "Pete" Sones, of Glen Mawr; and grandchildren, Nicholas and Alex LeVan, Branna and Madison Minnier, and Zachary and Madline Minnier.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with Pastor Russell Blanchard officiating. Friends will be received Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Private interment will be held in Webster Cemetery, Huntersville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Willing Hand Hose Company, 821 Broad St., Montoursville, PA 17754.

 

Posted: December 29, 2015

Vincent J. DePoalo

Vincent J. DePoalo, 90, of Loyalsock Township, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2015 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born January 31, 1925 in Hazelton, PA a son of Constantine and Elizabeth Walker DePoalo.

Vincent retired as an insurance salesman for Prudential Ins. Co. after 30 years of service. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Army. Golf was his passion; loved to bowl and hunt, and was an avid coin collector,. He had a great sense of humor, and was loved by all.

He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, the former Jane Ann McGeehan.

He is survived by his son, David V. DePoalo of New York City; daughter, Debbie Hamlin of Reno, Nev.; brother, Dominic (Angie) DePoalo of Hazelton, and granddaughters, Jessica Hamlin of New Orleans and Allison Hamlin of Santa Barbara, Calif.

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

 

Posted: December 29, 2015




Ruby Jane Rine

Ruby Jane Rine, 89, a resident of Manor Care Nursing Home, Jersey Shore, formerly of 25 Mann Avenue, Mill Hall, died Saturday, December 26, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

She was born January 9, 1926 in Mill Hall the daughter of the late George W. and Elsie Mae Fry Sweitzer. She married Charles Rine, Sr. who preceded her in death on April 24, 1979.

Ruby was a graduate of the former Mill Hall High School. She was first employed by Sylvania, and the Bobbie Brooks. She then served as the Tax Collector for Mill Hall Boro.

She was an active member of the Mill Hall United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher. She also was a member of the Lock haven Elks Lodge.

Ruby is survived by 2 daughters, Nancy (Mike) Gallagher, of Flemington, and June (Skip) Fryer, of Mill Hall, a daughter in law, Barb Rine, of Lock Haven, a brother, Nevin (Lola) Sweitzer, of Lock Haven, 4 grandchildren, Scott (Roxanne) Fryer, Jennifer (Brian) Hoy, Kyle (Amanda Lange) Gallagher, and Nicole (Johnny) Yarrison, and 6 great grandchildren, Karlie and Logan Frye, Lauren and Kevin Hoy, and Ella and Max Hoy. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son Charles Rine, Jr.

A Celebration of Ruby’s life will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 3:30 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High Street, Flemington. Private burial services will be at the convenience of the family at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 P.M. until the time of services.

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

 

Posted: December 28, 2015

Anthony V. Repaci

Anthony V. Repaci, 66, of Williamsport, died Sunday December 27, 2015 at his home. He was preceded in death by his companion, Dayna Ledsom.

Born December 1, 1947, in Emporium, he was a son of the late Vincent J. Repaci, Sr. and Christine L. Repaci-Kessler.

Tony served in the Army during Vietnam War and was a Purple Heart recipient. Following his service time he worked as a logger and scrapper. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and collecting coins. He also loved driving country roads and enjoying the scenery.

Surviving are his five children, Christina M. Repaci-Parker (Joshua), of Williamsport, Charles A. Repaci, of Jersey Shore, Corrine E. Smith (Blaine), of New Columbia, Caleb V. Repaci, of Hawaii, and Cala L. Repaci, of Milton, a brother, Vincent J. Repaci, Jr. of Hughesville, and three grandchildren.

A memorial service to honor the life of Tony will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 5 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Burial will be held private at the convenience of the in Portage Township Cemetery, Emporium.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.

 

Posted: December 28, 2015

Mary A. Fischer

Mary A. Fischer, 91, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Manor Care North, Williamsport. Mary, born August 14, 1924, was the daughter of the late George and Anna B. (Musheno) Sechler.

She married Lawrence C. Fischer, February 5, 1946; they had shared 52 years of marriage before Lawrence passed away July 21, 1998.

Mary enjoyed being a homemaker. She also enjoyed bingo, bowling and playing cards. Mary was a long time member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Mary is survived by a son, Lawrence J. (Carol) Fischer, four daughters Joan M. (Patrick) Schuler, Pensacola, FL, Monica A. Hutchinson, South Williamsport, Peggy L. (John) Sepe, Williamsport and Connie S. (Jerry) Wikstrom, Williamsport, one sister, Doris Winner, Williamsport, ten grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.

In addition to her husband Lawrence, Mary was predeased by five brothers, James, Paul, Charles, Robert, and Eugene Sechler and Stanley “Moe” Hart, her daughter, Monica’s companion.

The funeral service for Mary will be held 9:30 AM, Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport with a public viewing from 8:30 -9:30 at the church. Monsignor Stephen D. McGough will be officiating the service. Burial will be at Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.

Arrangements are being handled by James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., 500 W. 4th St., Williamsport.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: December 28, 2015




Elaine Peoples Decker

Elaine Peoples Decker, 83, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 26, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Esther and Harold Clark of Wellsboro and the wife of Ellsworth “Tink” Peoples who died in 1972 and Stephen Decker who died in 1995.

Elaine was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and was a bus driver for the South Williamsport Area School District before her retirement.

She is survived by her children, Lewis (Linda) Peoples, Pansy Thompson, Rebekah Peoples, and Artley (Debbie) Peoples; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides her husbands, she is predeceased by her brothers, Melvin and Welford Clark and granddaughter, Hope Thompson.

She was a thoughtful caring person who loved God and looked forward to being with Him. Her kind spirit will be missed by all who knew her.

A graveside service will be held today 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 28 in Montoursville Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: December 28, 2015

Helen Louise Compton

Helen Louise Compton, age 87, died Dec. 23, 2015, at The Gatehouse with her four children by her side.

Born on May 12, 1928, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Angelina Perroni Mussare and Francesco Mussare. A graduate of the former Saint Joseph’s School, Helen went on to train as a secretary then worked as office manager, real estate salesperson and notary public for Fred Dodt Real Estate. In 1961 she married John Wesley Compton and made their home on Louisa Street in town. Helen’s life calling was to be a wife and mother.

Left to cherish her memory are her four children and their families: daughter, Lori Ann and husband Michael Molodow, children, Nicholas and Julia, of Virginia Beach, Va.; son, John Wesley Compton Jr., wife Carmen and children, Jack and Chelsea, City; son, James Mark Compton, City, and daughter, Terese Renee and husband Joseph Briggs and son, Joseph Jr.,  of Fredericksburg, Va.; and her brother Frank Mussare and family of Baltimore, Md. Helen was predeceased by her husband Wes, her parents, and her brothers Louis and Ralph.

Helen’s devotion to the Catholic Church, unshakeable love of family, and pride in her Italian heritage were the cornerstones of her life. Her connection to God and family sustained her throughout life and remain a beautiful legacy for her children and their families. Helen enjoyed nothing more than a good laugh, a glass of red wine and time spent with her family.

Interment took place on Dec. 28 in Wildwood Cemetery and will be followed by a funeral mass in the spring. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to be made to Susquehanna Foundation, 1001 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA., for the benefit of The Gatehouse.

We miss you, Mom, and will love you forever.

 

Posted: December 28, 2015

Doris Ann “Honey” Berry

Doris Ann “Honey” Berry, 76, of 42 Berry Lane, Lock Haven, died Thursday, December 24, 2015 at the Gatehouse Hospice of Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.

She was born August 12, 1939 in Lock Haven the daughter of the late Jared and Grace Barnard Dale. She married her first husband William Asper who survives in Lock Haven. She later married Guy Maxwell Berry who preceded her in death on May 27, 1991.

Doris was a graduate of the former Lock Haven High School. She first worked for West branch Drug & Alcohol. She later worked and retired from K Mart as a supervisor.

She was a former member of the Haneyville Baptist Church. Doris loved early American history, especially Native American Indian culture. She also enjoyed Ballet, reading, crossword puzzles, observing birds and wildlife from her log home which they built in the mountains and until Max past away they enjoyed gardening, camping, canoeing, golfing and most of all they enjoyed the grandchildren. Grammy Doris was happy to spend every free minute with her grandchildren, teaching them about nature, or history or how to dive and swim. Best moments for everyone were spent around a campfire or holiday get togethers.

She is survived by 3 daughters, Dawn (Thomas) Brown, and Sherry Asper, both of Lock Haven, and Stephanie McGill, of Mill Hall, 1 son Mark Asper, of Lock Haven, 1 brother, Gorden (Lois) Dale, of Rebersburg, 3 sisters, Janet (Harry) Cummings, of Avis, Beverly (Jerry) Barzona, of Rote, and Louise Shoemaker, of Lock Haven, grandchildren, Sarah Brown, Seth Brown, Cole DeHass, Justin Asper, Jeremiah, Asper, Nicholas Marzzacco, and Michelle McGill and 6 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 1 sister, Marie Shoemaker, and 4 brothers, Kenneth, Donald, William, and Jared Dale.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High Street, Flemington. Private burial services will be held at the convenience of the family at Hayes-Fearon Cemetery, Beech Creek. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lock Haven Salvation Army, 119 East Church Street, Lock Haven, PA, 17745.

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

 

Posted: December 28, 2015




F.J. “Rick” Santucci

F.J. “Rick” Santucci, 66, of Lock Haven passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his wife and children. Rick succumbed to a lifetime battle with congestive heart failure, complicated in recent years by cancer and diabetes.

Rick was born December 21, 1949 in Sayre, Pennsylvania, as the third of five children to the late Fred and Mary (Meade) Santucci. He graduated from the University of Maryland’s engineering program and soon after obtained his license as a Professional Engineer. Rick’s career as a civil engineer focused primarily in project management of locks and dam construction and remediation of superfund projects. In retirement, he established a mental health practice, Keystone Counseling and Evaluation Services, with wife and therapist Donna D. Santucci.

Rick met and married his wife Donna while working in Mississippi in 1980. Believing neither could have children, they were quite surprised to discover they were expecting with their first child, Davis, less than one year after being married. Rick and Donna went on to build a family and life together, with son Patrick and daughter Sarah soon following, that spanned 36 years of love and devotion. In Rick’s final year, he was most comforted by the presence of his grandson, Mason Santucci.

Known for his optimism and kindness, Rick always thought the best of people and relished in the success of others. He was a true champion of people, especially those in need of a helping hand. He always tried to show his children the best in this world through his own example, leading a life of generosity, kindness and gentleness toward any who came in his contact.

Rick is survived by wife Donna D. Santucci; children Davis Santucci, Patrick Santucci, Sarah Santucci Barclay and Jacob Barclay; grandson Mason Santucci; and siblings Mary Ann Woodzelle, Joe Santucci, Michael Santucci and Nancy Santucci.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 310 W. Water St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745 with Rev. Father Joseph Orr officiating.

Friends and family will be received on Monday evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

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

 

Posted: December 28, 2015

Peter P. Jagella

Peter P. Jagella of Cogan Station died on December 23, 2015 at the age of 89.

He was the son of the late Albert and Susan Jagella of Portage, PA.

He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years the late Margaret Dincher Jagella.

Peter had a passion for farming which he did most of his life. Hard work was second nature to him and he spent many days dairy farming, working for the Williamsport Hospital and doing landscaping for the doctors he met through his work at the hospital. He was known and loved for his witty sense of humor and made many people feel they were worth a million bucks.

He was appreciative of those who helped him and it was easy for him to express his feelings towards those he loved. Peter was a man of faith; a praying man. When bad times struck, he would give advice such as, “Pray about it and one day your worries will be a thing of the past.” Before he went to bed each night, he would be found on his knees in prayer. Through his lack of education and the hardships he encountered as a result of that, he highly valued education and wanted each of his children to have a college education so their lot in life was not hard as he had experienced. Each child was raised with an understanding that college would come for them right after high school.

He is survived by his sons Peter A. Jagella (Terry) of Cogan Station, Dr. Eugene C. Jagella of Milford, Massachusetts, Stephen L. Jagella of Youngstown, Ohio, Joseph M. Jagella of Williamsport, two daughters Regina Barner of South Williamsport and Margaret (Jamie) Sauers of Cogan Station, three grandchildren Peter Jagella of Cogan Station, Matthew (Caty) Barner of Jersey Shore and Lauren Sauers of Cogan Station. He had one great-grandchild, Riley Barner of Jersey Shore.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday December 28 at 10 am at St Joseph The Worker Church 702 West Fourth Street Williamsport.

Visitation will take place from 8:30-9:30 am in the Portico of the church.

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

 

Posted: December 28, 2015

Mildred “Millie” Shires

Mildred “Millie” Shires, 87, of Hughesville, died Thursday, December 24, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center in Montoursville.

Born October 3, 1928 in Eagles Mere, she was a daughter of the late Harry C. and Irene (Andrews) Wilson. She married George A. Shires, who preceded her in death on June 26, 2000.

Millie enjoyed crosswords, arranging flowers, puzzles, making soup, and baking pies for bake sales.

Surviving are five daughters, Mary (Terry) Robinson of Hughesville, Jean Malone of Newport, NC, Diana (Ken) Kuhns of Cogan Station, Jeanette (Dennis Smith) Shires of Hughesville, and Tammy (Kim) Arnold of Apopka, FL; three sons, Dennis "Butch" (Nancy) Shires of Muncy, Richard Shires of Bradford, and Anthony "Tony" Shires of Cheyenne, WY; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, George "Sonny" Wilson; and two sisters, Marian George and Grace Creel.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, December 31, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Thomas Brokaw officiating. 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: December 28, 2015




Nora E. Kramer

Nora E. Kramer, 91, of Kramer Ln., Mill Hall passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at the home of her daughter.

Born on November 20, 1924 in Charlton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Jerome and Carrie Ellen Spong Dullen. She was one of 17 children, being the last surviving child.

On December 25, 1944 Nora married the love of her life, Wilbur Hogan Kramer who preceded her in death on December 12, 1986.

Nora attended the Church of Christ.

Along with being a loving Mother who spent her life tending to her family, she enjoyed farming, gardening, canning, and baking. She also liked doing word searches.

Most important to Nora was the time she spent with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren.

Surviving are six daughters: Fay (Bruce) Hill of Mill Hall with whom she resided and was cared for by, Peg (Chuck) Styers of Mill Hall, Nancy D’Ercole of Blanchard, Sharon (Boyd) Wetzel of Mill Hall, Nora Mae (Mers) Carr of Mill Hall, and Mary Wetzel of Mill Hall; a daughter-in-law, Linda Kramer of Mill Hall; 21 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren with one on the way; and 5 great, great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, husband, and siblings, she was preceded in death by two sons, Malcolm E. Kramer, Sr. and Wilbur Lloyd Kramer; and a son-in-law, Irvin Wetzel.

A funeral service will take place on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 12 noon at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with the Rev. Alan Eckenroad officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to either Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice or the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

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

 

Posted: December 23, 2015

George L. Hughes, Jr.

George L. Hughes Jr., 79, of Williamsport, went to join his wife with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at ManorCare Health Services North. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Hazel E. (Bubb) Hughes, on March 17, 2003.

Born June 27, 1936, in Danville, he was a son of the late George L. and Vera (Baumgartner) Hughes Sr.

George was a 1954 graduate of Williamsport High School and graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology with a degree in graphic design and was an avid Penn State fan. He worked for the former C.A. Reed Company until 1993 and later retired in 2000 from Radiant Steel.

He was a member of Balls Mills United Methodist Church, the Wheel Inn in Ralston, and the Young Men’s Democratic Club. He played slow and fast pitch softball and loved spending time outdoors hunting and fishing.

Surviving are four sons, Timothy A. (Alesandria), of Williamsport, Daniel K. (Jana), of Canton, Jeffrey L. (Cindy), of Cogan Station, and Brian K. Hughes, of Galeton; one daughter, Karen M. (Gary) Lose, of Sterling, Va.; one brother, Terry Hughes, of Cogan Station; 13 grandchildren, Ryan and Kevin Hughes, Christina Bedford, Jason and Jeffrey Jr. Hughes, Jennifer DiMarco, Carrie, Harleigh, Dakota, Sierra, and Genesis Hughes, and Christopher and Katie Lose; and numerous great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a son, Charles E. Hughes.

A funeral service to honor the life of George will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with Pastor Chris E. Pfleegor officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in George’s name to Balls Mills United Methodist Church Missionary Fund, 5941 Bloomingrove Road, Cogan Station PA 17728 or Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: December 23, 2015

Constance G. “Connie Lou” (Glockler) Siford

Constance G. “Connie Lou” (Glockler) Siford, 72, of South Williamsport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at home on Wednesday, December 23, 2015.

She was married to Andrew Noel Siford, who survives and they have celebrated 30 years as husband and wife.

Constance was born on June 1, 1943 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Bruce A. and Violet L. (Larson) Glockler. She graduated from Williamsport High School. She was a loyal union worker at Tetley Tea for 44 years. Constance was a member of the Church of the Savior and now a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in S. Williamsport. She was active in the church and choir and enjoyed reading scripture.

In addition to her husband Noel, she is survived by one son; Troy A. Siford of Brigantine, NJ, one stepson; John (Riza) Siford of Jersey Shore, three special step grandchildren; Tiffany (James) Scantling, Alex Siford and Tanya (Brittney) Siford, three step daughters; Mary (Allen) Pressley of Evansville, IN, Penney (Darryl) Tieken of Atlanta GA and Kathy Brooks of Linden, along with numerous step grandchildren, one sister; Norma G. (Paul) Adderty of Alexandria, VA, special cousin; Saundra Cillo, niece; Ingrid (Fred) Streich, nephews; Bruce (Susan) Herrold and Matthew (Carmen) Adderty, grand nieces; Kinsey Herrold and Emily Streich, grand nephew; Garrett Streich, and numerous cousins.

The memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 Howard St., S. Williamsport with the Reverend Joshua L. Reinsburrow officiating.

Arrangements are being handled by James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., 500 W. 4th St., Williamsport.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: December 28, 2015




Robert A. Collins

Robert A. Collins, 71, of Muncy, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at his home.

Born Sept. 2, 1944, in Carbondale, he was a son of the late Ambrose J. and Eleanor M. (Andrews) Collins. He married the former Joyce Slebodnik and together they celebrated 49 years of marriage.

Robert served honorably in the U.S. Air Force, and then went on to retire from the Pennsylvania State Police. He enjoyed photography, target shooting, trains, railroads, his cats, his Corvette, and collecting Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Peanuts memorabilia.

Surviving, in addition to his wife is a son, Robert E. Collins, of Muncy.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by two cousins, John and Edward Wivell.

Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with Rev. Glenn McCreary and Rev. David Rishel co-officiating. Burial will be in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Carbondale, on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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

 

Posted: December 23, 2015

Jane L. Liddic

Jane L. Liddic, 71, of Cogan Station, died Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born November 4, 1944 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Carl and Mae (Durkee) Orso.

She was a 1962 graduate of Williamsport High School. Jane had worked for 30 years at Pepsi Bottling Co. She enjoyed rides in the car, going to the casino, and playing the lottery. She loved being in their home she and Ken built together, and watching her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years Kenneth A. Liddic, whom she married June 3, 1965, two children Sherry J. Paulhamus and Keith L. Liddic both of Williamsport, five grandchildren Logan Paulhamus, Devon Liddic, Dustan Paulhamus, David Rossman, and Eli Liddic, and a twin sister Jean Fox of Williamsport.

In addition to parents she was preceded in death by four siblings Carl and Robert Orso, Ella Johnson, and Elizabeth Biddle.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday December 28, at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. Services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations in Jane’s name may be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Salvation Army 457 Market St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Posted: December 23, 2015

Judy Seltzer

Judy Seltzer was born on November 20, 1920, in Baltimore, and died on December 22, 2015 in the Amber Hills Nursing Home in Ebensburg.

Before she moved to Ebensburg, Judy lived in Lock Haven with her husband of 64 years, Veteran John Seltzer who died in July 2010.

As a young woman, Judy became very interested in flying and moved to Lock Haven to learn to fly Piper Cubs. That adventure took her to Sweetwater, TX where she became a proud member of the Women's Air Service Pilots (W.A.S.P.) an innovative organization during WWII that paved the way for today's women.
She played the trumpet in The Repaz Band from Williamsport, and loved the band members and the joy of bringing music into the lives of others.
She also enjoyed writing poetry and sharing her creativity with her friends, family, and community.

Judy belonged to St. Luke's United Church of Christ.

Judy is survived by her two children, Barbara White, of Stephenson, VA (husband, Ron and daughter, Meg) and Fred Seltzer (wife, Elaine and their children, Mary Ann and husband, Michael Johnson, Michael and wife, Meghan Seltzer, and Joan and husband, Scott Kemerer and their families. Judy also had 6 great grandchildren that she loved very much: Christina and Michael Johnson, Lanie and Declan Seltzer, and Liam and Norah Kemerer.

A service in honor of Judy will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 1 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Alan Eckenroad officiating. Private burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday from 12 noon until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Veterans Association of America to support the brave men and women who have protected our country.

Judy was a woman of great strength and humility and was happiest when she was with her family. She made a difference to all who knew and loved her.

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

 

Posted: December 23, 2015




Vera S. Gehr

Vera S. Gehr, 93, of Gamble Twp., passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center. She was born July 7, 1922 in Williamsport, a daughter of Albertus V. and Vera Kramer Lughart.

Vera was a member of Beech Valley United Methodist Church; was a longtime 4H instructor, served one year as youth leader, and was a member of the Red Hat Ladies. She enjoyed reading, and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by he husband, Weldon “Jake” J. Gehr; son, John, grandson, Shawn Kelley, and brothers, Albertus, Earl and Jan Lughart.

Vera is survived by her sons, Robert W. of Columbia, NC, Dennis F. of Augusta, GA, Charles S. (Lila) of Williamsport, William J. (Connie) of York, and Kevin J. (Toni) of Calvert; her daughters, Sandra L. (Joseph) Hebbel of Quarkertown, Linda (Michael) Kelly of York, Cathy J. (Skip) Carson of Montoursville, and Susan J. (Bruce-deceased) Masters of Newport News, VA; brother, Richard Lughart of Arizona, sisters, Sarah Conver of Landsdale, PA Greta Lytle of Williamsburg, PA and Phyllis Mascaro of Souderton, PA; twenty two grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at the Beech Valley United Methodist Church, Gamble Twp. with Pastor Katherine Behrens officiating.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 5 – 6:00 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: December 22, 2015

Chester C. (Chet) Harris

Chester C. (Chet) Harris, 91, formerly of Turbotville, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2015 in the Emmanuel Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation at Danville. Born in Limestoneville, Montour County, PA, on Thursday, November 13, 1924, he was the son of the late Thomas B. and Mary (Ball) Harris.

Chet was the widower of Alveretta M. (Michael) Harris who preceded him in death on November 13, 2014.

He honorably served during the Second World War with the U.S. Marines. His unit landed on Iwo Jima and was present when the flag was raised. Chet was the recipient of the Purple Heart as a result of injuries received on Iwo Jima.

He was employed as a welder by Sprout -Waldron at Muncy retiring in 1988. Prior to his employment at Sprout-Waldron, Chet had been employed hauling logs by Sones Saw Mill and was later employed at the Turbotville Block Co.

Chet was a member of the Radiant Light Assembly of God at Muncy and attended the New Testament Assembly of God at Millville. He enjoyed woodworking, bowling, fishing, hunting and trapshooting.

He is survived by two daughters, Sandra and husband Ronald Johnston, Danville; Sally D. Lyons, Millville and one sister, Blanche Wilson, Turbotville. Chet is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, H. Wayne Lyons and five siblings, Lois Lucas, Judy Faust, Gladys "Sis" Foreman, Thomas Junior Harris, S. Stanley Harris.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Church of God, 7008 Route 405 Highway, Montgomery at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, December 28, 2015 with Pastor Isaac Wilson officiating. Interment will be in the Muncy Cemetery.

Friends may call on Monday from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the church. Graveside military honors will be accorded by the Turbotville Veterans of Foreign Wars. The family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of God, 7008 Route 405 Highway, Montgomery, PA 17752.

Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy.

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

 

Posted: December 22, 2015

Donna J. Miller

Donna J. Miller, 57, of Williamsport, died Monday, December 21, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born March 9, 1958 in Curwensville, she was a daughter of Donald G. and Karen K. (Kephart) Sawyer.

Donna was a graduate of Pen Argyl High School. Earlier in life she was a home health care provider in the Pocono area. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and going to the movies.

Surviving are her mother, Karen K. Sawyer of Williamsport; a brother, Edward E. (Roxanne) Sawyer of Nazareth; two nephews, Philip and David Sawyer, and a great niece, Paige Sawyer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Miller, her father Donald G. Sawyer, a brother Ronald A. Sawyer and an infant brother, Robert K. Sawyer

A funeral service to honor the life of Donna will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday Dec. 28 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at Sanders.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: December 22, 2015




Kathryn E. (Schoffstall) Baker

Kathryn E. (Schoffstall) Baker, 94, of Cogan Station, went to her heavenly home Saturday, December 19, 2015 at the Gate House, Williamsport.

She was married to Ernest E. “Ernie” Baker, who survives, on March 2, 1940 and celebrated 75 years as husband and wife.

Kathryn was born on May 28, 1921 in Lykens and was the daughter of the late John H. and Margaret R. Schoffstall. She graduated from Williamsport High School.

In addition to being a dedicated wife and loving mother, she was a member of the Zion Trinity Church in Cogan Station and enjoyed crocheting, writing poems, playing the piano, building puzzles and doing cross word puzzles.

In addition to her husband Ernie, she is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law; William D. and Judy Baker of Cogan Station, Robert L. and Clara Baker of Nisbet and Dean R. and Karen Baker of Pompano Beach, FL, three daughters and two sons-in-law; Bonnie L. Bunce of Montoursville, Kathy A. and Max Furman of Elimsport and Susan J. and Lloyd “Jack” Furman of Cogan Station, 24 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson; Mark Bunce and one son-in-law; Gary Bunce.

There will be a public viewing 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., 500 W. 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will follow at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Max W. Furman will officiate the service.

Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: December 21, 2015

Joanne E. Fletcher

Joanne E. Fletcher, 85, of Loyalsock Twp., died Dec. 20, 2015 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 5, 1930 in Williamsport, the daughter of Raymond and Anna Margaretta Metzger Ranck.

She attended Trinity Assembly of God Church and had worked at Giant Food Market.

She was preceded by her parents; granddaughter, Melissa Welter; first husband, Irvin Temple; and second husband, Julius Fletcher.

Surviving are a son, Irvin (Judy) Temple of Montoursville; four daughters, Sandra Temple with whom she resided, Deborah Kelly of Williamsport, Carol Jean Baysore of South Williamsport, and Betty Jane (John) McLaughlin of Cogan Station; step son, Daniel (Susan) Fletcher; a brother, Harry Ranck of Montoursville; a grandson that she raised, Curtis R. Welter of South Williamsport; ten grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Pleasant Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity Assembly of God Church, 332 N. Loyalsock Ave., Montoursville, PA 17754.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: December 21, 2015

John R. Coder

John R. Coder, 90, of Williamsport, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 18, 2015 at Rose View Center, Williamsport.

Born December 7, 1925 in Williamsport, he was a son of George and Nellie (Lewis) Coder.

He was a graduate of Williamsport High School and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. John was owner and operator of Coders Cleaners for many years.

John Coder was mayor of Williamsport from 1971 to 1975. Before his term as mayor, he was on the PBA professional bowling tour, and later in life bowled on the PBA Senior tour. John was an avid flyer of small aircraft and enjoyed taking others with him on trips to the Hudson Bay area to fish and visit the Eskimos.

The most important thing in John’s life was his faith in and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, his Savior. He continued to share his faith with others until the end of his life on earth. “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21. Truly he went home to be with our Lord Jesus.

Surviving are three daughters Christine Prato of Henderson, NV, Joanna Coder of Williamsport, and Deborah Rule (Dean) of Quito, Ecuador, five grandchildren Peter Prato II, Alicia Prato, Heather Rule, Stephanie Rule-Smith (Brandon) and Lorena Rule.

He was predeceased by his wife, Alberta Williams Coder, older brother, George E. Coder Jr. and his older sister, Mary Coder Callaghan.

A memorial service for John will be announced at a later date in the spring/summer of 2016.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

e-condolences may be made at www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: December 21, 2015




June L. (Clark) Henry

June L. (Clark) Henry, 89 a resident of Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village Lewisburg , originally from Williamsport, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2015.

A complete obituary and plans for a memorial service will be announced after January 1, 2016.

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

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Posted: December 21, 2015

Susan E. Woodside

Susan E. Woodside, age 61, of Unityville died Sunday, December 20, 2015 at home.

Born August 12, 1954 in Muncy, she is the daughter of the late Max S. and Shirley M. (Stiger) Temple. She married John L. Woodside on June 2, 1978.

She was employed as manager at So-Fro Fabrics, and Wal-Mart. She also worked at Muncy Valley Hospital, and the former Bassett’s Diner of Hughesville, and Mileto’s Restaurant of Watsontown. She was a member of St. Mark's Church of Lairdsville. Susan enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading, and baking for her family.

Surviving in addition to her husband John is a daughter, Cassandra A. (Lucas) Spring of Aurora, CO; two sons, Jamie F. (Jennifer) Fowler of Muncy, Kendall L. (Molly) Woodside of Unityville; a sister Jennifer L. Temple of Hughesville, ten grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a brother Jeffrey L. Temple.

A memorial service will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Salem Schoolhouse Church, 4199 Salem Schoolhouse Road, Unityville, PA, with Pastor Lucy Temple officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

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Posted: December 21, 2015

Ella L. 'Sis' Hoffman

Ella L. "Sis" Hoffman, 71, of Williamsport, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 16, 1944, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Robert L. and Virginia H. (Fullmer) Keller.

Ella was a member of DuBoistown United Methodist Church. She was a lifetime member of the Democratic Club and a Ladies Auxiliary member of the Harmonia Club. She enjoyed playing cards, word search puzzles, dancing and camping. Most of all, she loved visiting with company and spending time with her family.

Surviving are two sons, Terry L. (Becky) Hoffman, of Williamsport and Troy L. (Heather) Hoffman, of Carlisle; a daughter, Vonda Sue 'Susie' (Steven) Showers, of Williamsport; a brother, William L. (Dottie) Keller, of DuBoistown; five grandchildren, Christopher, Erik, Kelsey, Hunter and Emma Hoffman; two great-grandchildren, Alaina and Jase Hoffman; and her pet cat, Lucky.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Victor E. 'Archie' Hoffman Jr., on July 20, 1994; a son, Tracy A. Hoffman on October 18, 2009; and a sister, Patricia H. Hiltz, April 25, 1995.

A memorial service to honor the life of Ella will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at DuBoistown United Methodist Church, 133 Summer St., South Williamsport with Pastor John C. Baney officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ella’s name to DuBoistown United Methodist Church, 133 Summer Street, South Williamsport, PA 17702.

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

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Posted: December 21, 2015




Alaine M. Schefsky

Alaine M. Schefsky, 74, of Gamble Township, and Florida, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was born September 26, 1941 in Chicago, IL a daughter of Walter and Jane Scott Stanton.

Alaine was predeceased by her parents; her daughter, Ann Marie, and foster son, Barry Fox.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Dr. Harvey W. Schefsky; sons, Bradley M. Schefsky at home; Marc D. (Jody) Schefsky of Williamsport, daughter, Lori J. (Mike) Johnson of Deleon Springs, Fla; brothers, Michael W. (Cindy) Stanton of Bend , Oregon, Dennis A. (Angela) Stanton of Wilmington, OH, , David G. (Becky) Stanton of Wilmington, OH, and four grandchildren, Jordan S. Johnson, Lauren A. and Kathryn A. Schefsky, Autumn M. Johnson, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will held 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 22, 2015 in the main sanctuary, at the First United Methodist Church, 604 Market St. Williamsport, with Pastor Matt Lake officiating. The service will also be live streamed on the church’s website, www.firstchurch.cc.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions may be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in memory of her daughter, Ann Marie, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: December 21, 2015

Janice A. Thomas-Burger

Janice A. Thomas-Burger, 77, of Montoursville died, Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born December 15, 1938, in Snow Shoe, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Irene (Morgan) Tenon. She was preceded in death by her first husband D. Richard “Dick” Thomas in 1991, a sister Patricia L. Drum, and a grandson Brennan T. Linn.

She was a graduate of Williamsport High School. Janice had worked at Tetley Tea and was the founder and co-owner of Nautlius Raquetball and Fitness Center in Williamsport for many years. She was a member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband James “Jay” Burger whom she married June 12, 2003, four children Richard J. “Rick” Thomas (Niccole) of Plunketts Creek, Barry J. Thomas (Melissa) of Hagerstown, MD, Deborah A. Thomas, of Williamsport, and Sherry L. Cooper (Michael) of Houston, TX, 13 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, a brother H. Thomas “Tom” Tenon (Margaret) of Oak Island, NC, two sisters Diane S. Tenon and Sandra J. “Sandy” Croyle (Michael) both of Williamsport, and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to honor the life of Janice will be held 10 a.m. Monday December 28, at St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry Street, Williamsport, with the Rev. Jay E. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Janice’s name to Alzheimers Association 57 North Franklin St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18740.

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

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Posted: December 21, 2015

Barbara A. Booth

Barbara A. Booth, 77, of Williamsport died Monday, December 14, 2015 at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.

Born November 30, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Edwin M., Sr. and Beatrice (Rider) Booth.

Surviving are a brother, Robert C. Booth of Eagles Mere and several nieces and nephews: In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Young, Jr. and a brother, Edwin Booth, Jr.

There will be a visitation for Barbara 1-2 pm Monday, December 28 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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

 

Posted: December 21, 2015




Sherry L. Fry

Sherry L. Fry, 61 of Hughesville, died December 16, 2015 at her home.

She is survived by her husband Charles Fry, her mother, Phyllis Phillips, and her father Donald Stives.

Funeral services are private at the convenience of the family.

Services are entrusted the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

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Posted: December 18, 2015

Howard E. Hunter

Howard E. Hunter, 85, of Montoursville, passed away Friday, December 18, 2015 at the Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Unit. He was born June 4, 1930 in South Williamsport, a son of Edgar E. and Mariam White Hunter, Sr.

He was a 1948 graduate of South Williamsport High School; was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, and retired as owner, operator of Keebler Feed and Farm Supplies in Montoursville. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and hunting, and was a member of the Mountain Meadow Lodge, the Texas and Block House Fish and Game Club where he had served as president; was a life member of the Wheel Inn, and was the former president, and board member of the Montoursville Cemetery Association.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife of 45 years, the former Joyce E. Keebler, his brother, Edgar E. Hunter, Jr., and grandson, Jason M. Houser.

He is survived by his sons, Craig R. (Kathie) and Jeffrey R. (Debra) Hunter of Montoursville; his grandson, Corey (Kim) Hunter, and great grandchildren, Lydia and Rachel.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at the Montoursville Cemetery with the Rev. David B. Letscher officiating. There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions may be made to either: Bethany Lutheran Church, 369 Broad St., Montoursville, Pa 17754, or to the Montoursville Cemetery Association, 1401 Broad St., Montoursville, PA 17754. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: December 21, 2015

Marian Louise George

Marian Louise George, 89, of Eagles Mere, died Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born June 6, 1926 in Eagles Mere, she is the daughter of the late Harry C. and Irene E. (Andrews) Wilson. She married Thomas E. George on March 17, 1946. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas in April 2004.

Marian worked at the Crestmont Inn as a waitress and during World War II she worked for Mode Craft and made Coast Guard Supplies. She retired as the dining room manager at the Eagles Mere Country Club. She was a member of Eagles Mere Federated Church, now Eagles Mere Community Church. She enjoyed reading and loved cats.

"Surviving are two daughters: Jo-Ann Gailyn Minier of Eagles Mere, Donna George of Deming, NM; a son: John George of Belews Creek, NC; a sister Mildred Shires of Hughesville; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren."

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter Susan George, a sister Grace Creel, and a brother Meredith "Sonny" Wilson.

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

www.mccartythomas.com

 

Posted: December 21, 2015




Frances I. Pfirman

Frances I. Pfirman, 71, of Lycoming Creek Road, Williamsport, died Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the Williamsport Hospital.

Born January 12, 1944 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Leroy and Irene (Hoagland) Sechler.

She retired from Penn-Dot. Frannie enjoyed bowling and spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Surviving are her husband of 38 years Henry J. Pfirman, Sr., four children Henry Pfirman, Jr. (Spring), Harold A. Yoder, III, Janet Yoder Simmons, and Laura Smith all of Williamsport, nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren (expecting a fifth), and a brother Michael sechler of Virginia.

A visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: December 17, 2015

Michael E. Harris

Michael E. Harris, 54, of Trout Run, died Dec. 15, 2015, en route from ManorCare Health Services (North) to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 4, 1961 in Williamsport, a son of Carl L. and Betty L. (Campbell) Harris.

Mike was a Lab Technician at JW Aluminum in Williamsport and a graduate of the Montoursville Area High School. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and raising turkeys and chickens.

Preceding him in death were his parents Carl and Betty, and a sister, Carla E. Long. Surviving are his wife, the former Heidi Walker; a stepdaughter, Shannon Iseley (Dan) of Muncy; grand-daughters Skye Vest, and Leah Vest, a brother, William L. (Karen) Harris of Montoursville; a sister, Cindy A. Harris (Alan) of Montoursville, and good buddy, his dog, Hank. Mike will also be missed by many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be held, 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 21 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Rev. David W. Trostle officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at the funeral home from 10 – 11 a.m.

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

 

Posted: December 17, 2015

Carolyn Jane Fulger

Carolyn Jane Fulger, 66, of Short St., Lock Haven passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Manor Care North, Williamsport.

Born on January 14, 1949 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Mary K. Muthler Simmons and the late Charles L. Simmons.

Carolyn was a 1966 graduate of Frankford High School in Philadelphia before attending Penn State University, Lock Haven University, Williamsport Area Community College, and Lycoming College.

She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Carolyn was Roman Catholic by faith.

She enjoyed music, especially gospel and bluegrass gospel. Carolyn also liked learning about history, reading, knitting, and collecting hippos. She loved dogs.

Carolyn cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her granddaughter who was her namesake.

In addition to her Mother, Mary K. Simmons of Williamsport; she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Catherine M. and Jesse B. Davis of Lancaster; a granddaughter, Vivienne Jane Davis of Lancaster; three brothers: Charles A. Simmons of Trout Run; Thomas E. Simmons of Loganton, and Paul T. Simmons of Ledyard, CT; and a sister, Thelma L. Walters of Lock Haven.

Along with her Father, Carolyn was preceded in death by a sister-by-choice, June E. Gordon.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 3:30 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 2:30 P.M. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, or the American Cancer Society through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: December 17, 2015




Betty R. Eichenlaub

Betty R. Eichenlaub, 84, of 170 S. Jones St., Lock Haven, passed away Monday,
December 14, 2015 at The Williamsport Home.

She was born in Aaronsburg, Pa on March 26, 1931, the daughter of the late
Harold and Bessie Bower Hazel.

Betty was a 1949 graduate of Penns Valley High School.

On January 1, 1950, she married Charles C. Eichenlaub, Jr. They were married for sixty-two years before he passed away on February 9, 2012.

Betty was employed at Woolrich Woolen Mills and Sylvania Electric prior to working in the cafeteria at Dickey Elementary School, Lock Haven, for twenty years until her retirement in 1991.

She was a member of the East Main Street United Methodist Church.

Betty enjoyed baking, word search puzzles and the time she spent at their camp in Woodward. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Betty is survived by a son, Craig C. Eichenlaub of Virginia; two daughters, Sheila (Thomas) Bauman of Lock Haven and Sherri (Timothy) Beeckler of Virginia; a sister, Aileen (Harold) Dorman of Mill Hall; five grandchildren, Jeremy (Jessica) Bauman, Brittany (Doug Saville) Bauman, Matthew and Mychal Eichenlaub and Charleigh Beeckler; and one great-grandson, Jackson Bauman.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Phyllis Auman and Marie Meyer; and a brother, William Hazel.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 11a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Rev. Bruce Wallace officiating. Burial will follow at Dunnstown Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the East Main Street United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

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

 

Posted: December 15, 2015

Kenneth J. Smith

Kenneth J. Smith, 54, of Williamsport, died December 13, 2015 at his home.

Born June 4, 1961 in Fayetteville, NC, he was a son of Johnnie and Leeanna (Moody) Hunter.

Kenneth was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, music, and astronomy.

Surviving are his three daughters, Keesha Smith, of Brooklyn, NY, Kourtny Smith, and Kendra Smith, both of Richmond, VA, one son, Kevin Michaux, of Williamsport, a grandson, Raquain Lewis and many other grandchildren, and two sisters, Ethel (John) Tendell, of Denver,CO, and Valleri Smith, of Philadelphia.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his companion, Wanda Michaux, and a brother, John R. “Rickey” Smith.

A funeral service to honor the life of Kenneth will be held 3 p.m. Friday, December 18 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, with the Rev. Sam Washington officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of service at Sanders Mortuary.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: December 16, 2015

Ann Marie Suders

Ann Marie Suders, 79, of South Williamsport, passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born July 26, 1936, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Harry and Frances (Hoffman) Wenner.

She was a 1954 graduate of St. Mary’s High School. Ann worked many years for Hills Department Store. She enjoyed puzzles, crossword puzzles and enjoyed listening to country music. Ann loved spending time with her family.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years Glenn W. Suders Sr.; five children, Cindy Ulmer of DuBoistown, Linda Kepler (Craig), of Williamsport, Kay Anderson (Keith), of Williamsport, Deb Suders, of Loyalsock, and Glenn Suders Jr., of Williamsport; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Wenner (Joyce), of Williamsport, Paul Wenner (Betty Jane), of South Williamsport; four sisters, Helen Pugliese (Frank), of Williamsport, Ruth Fischer, of Millville, Doris Bischof, of Williamsport and Carol Eck, of Jersey Shore.

A memorial service to honor Ann’s life will be held 7 p.m. Friday at South Williamsport United Methodist Church, 409 Main St., South Williamsport. A visitation will be held from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Friday at church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Ann’s name may be made to the PA local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes Barre, PA 18701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: December 17, 2015




Betty L. Hitesman Mincemoyer

Betty L. Hitesman Mincemoyer, 90, of Watsontown, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Emmanuel Center, Danville where she had been residing the past few weeks.

Born August 23, 1925 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Harvey E. and Rachel M. (Haas) Dunkle. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul W. Hitesman, Sr.
On May 23, 1986 she married Lester C. Mincemoyer and they celebrated 11 years of marriage until his death March 25, 1998.

Betty graduated from Williamsport High School in 1943 and Dickinson Junior College, now Lycoming College, in 1945.

A payroll clerk, she had worked at the former Brozman’s Department Store for 21 years and later retired from J.C. Decker’s, Montgomery in 1992 where she had worked 23 years.
She was a life member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Watsontown where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir for many years. She served as treasurer of the Delaware Run Cemetery Association and of the AAL Branch 4600.

Betty donated more than 17 gallons of blood for the American Red Cross and was an expert seamstress having sewn many outfits for herself and her family. She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, taking day trips, decorating for the holidays, and seeing family members in California. She loved trains and train rides, was an avid reader and animal lover who supported several animal groups. But most precious to her were times she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law: Karen L. Blackledge, Danville; and Kathy H. and David McKee, Millville; a son and daughter-in-law: Paul W. and Regina Hitesman, Allenwood; four grandchildren: Ashley Derr and her husband Zachary, Bloomsburg; Cy David McKee, Elmira, NY; Derek J. Hitesman and his wife Brieanna, Wellsville, NY; and David P. Hitesman, Allenwood; two great-grandsons, Ryan G. and Marcus A. Derr, Bloomsburg; and a brother, Herb Dunkle, Lock Haven.
Preceding her in death besides both husbands were two brothers: Harold and Ivan Dunkle, and a daughter-in-law, Vicki Hitesman.

Friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 AM Wednesday at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6590 Musser Lane, Watsontown where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Faron Johnson, her pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Delaware Run Cemetery. The family suggests contributions in her memory be made to her church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home, Turbotville.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: December 14, 2015

William Frederick “Fred” Heim

William Frederick “Fred” Heim, 87, of Hepburn Twp., died at his residence on Dec. 14. 2015. He was born in Williamsport on Aug. 28, 1928, the son of Boyd H. and Veronica F. Smith Heim.

Fred was a veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Navy. He retired as a member of the sheet metal workers Union Local #44. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was the founder and a charter member of West Mill Creek Hunting Club, Inc., where he shared his love of the outdoors and hunting with his children and grandchildren. Fred was a strong and loving husband and father whose family meant everything to him. He will be sorely missed.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, the former Shirley J. Ripka; three sons, Frederick S.(Angelina), William D., and Joseph E.(Christine); three daughters, Debra L. Heim, Peggy J. (Bobby) Little, and Sandra F. (Gene) Clark, and six grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. , Wednesday, Dec. 16 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Lycoming Co. Korean War Veterans Honor Guard. Friends and family will be received at the funeral home from 10 – 11 a.m.

 

Posted: December 15, 2015

David E. Beck

David E. Beck, 65, of Williamsport died Sunday, December 13, 2015.

Born January 12, 1950 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late J. Wilson and Marjorie L. Patterson Beck.

David was a graduate of Williamsport High School. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served during the Viet Nam War.

David worked for over 30 years as a Correction Officer at the Lycoming County Prison.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, weight lifting, riding his Harley Davidson, and working on his Chevy Nova.

He is survived by a son Jon Roles of Williamsport, a daughter Elizabeth Graybil of Florida, three sisters, Millie (Danny) Kimble of Williamsport, Pauline (Lee) Noviello of South Williamsport, Dotti (Steve) Goehrig of Williamsport, and four grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Larry Beck.
A memorial service to honor the life of David will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Wesleyan Church, 1033 Tucker St. Williamsport with Rev. Timothy K. Hartzell officiating. There will be a visitation at the church from 10:30 until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311, or the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

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

 

Posted: December 15, 2015

 




Maria A. (Redding) Adams

Maria A. (Redding) Adams, 50, of Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at her home. Born April 20, 1965, she was the daughter of the late Harold Corbett and Jeanette (Howell). Maria was married to Donald L. Adams, and together they shared 15 years of marriage.

Maria was a caregiver with a kind and caring personality; working in nursing homes in the dietary department and also home health care. She worked for various organizations such as Child Guidance; Independent Living and Rose View. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where she was active in the Woman’s Choir and participated in the Woman’s Committee.

In addition to her husband Donald, she is survived by two sons, Dominic A. and Donte A. Adams, both of Philadelphia, one sister, Angela King of Philadelphia and a Goddaughter, Jasmine T. Gadson of Williamsport.

The funeral service for Maria will be held 11:00 AM , Saturday, December 19, 2015 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church 527 Park Avenue, Williamsport with a public viewing from 9-11 at the church. Bishop Charles V. Daniels will officiate the service. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Repast will follow at the Fire Tree, Williamsport.

Arrangements are being handled by James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., 500 W. 4th St., Williamsport.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: December 14, 2015

Helen F. (Tomb) Knipple

Helen F. (Tomb) Knipple, 98, of Montoursville, died on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center.

She was born on July 31, 1917 in Slate Run and was the daughter of the late Grant H. and Hazel F. (Clark) Tomb. Helen was married to the late Hilmer C. Knipple for over 50 years before his death. She had worked as a postal clerk and was Methodist by faith.

Helen is survived by five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter; Joyce A. Bradley, one brother; Gail E. Tomb and two sisters; Geraldine Overdorf and Dottie M. Webber.

There will be a graveside service 12:00 (noon) on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the Slate Run Cemetery with Pastor Kenneth Weiss officiating.

Arrangements are being handled by the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., 500 West 4th St., Williamsport.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: December 14, 2015

Larry E. Miller, Sr.

Larry E. (Moe) Miller, Sr., 73, a resident of Muncy, PA, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at his residence. Born in Kelly Twp., Union County, PA, on Monday, September 28, 1942, he was the son of the late Bruce and Lillie (Urich) Miller.

Larry was the husband of Rosemary (Deeter) Miller with whom he celebrated a 48th wedding anniversary on August 20, 2015.

He was employed as an assembler by John Savoy and Son at Montoursville, PA retiring in 2003.

Moe was a member of the New Covenant Assembly of God Church at Montgomery, PA. Larry enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, fishing, listening to bluegrass, gospel and country music and was a Philadelphia Eagles fan. Larry accepted Jesus as his savior on August 28, 2015.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Larry Miller, Jr., Muncy, PA; Loraine Miller (Robert Schneider), Muncy, PA; two grandsons, Michael Schneider (Sara Adkins), Turbotville, PA; Matthew Schneider; one great-grandson, Carter Schneider, Turbotville, PA; eight siblings, Clair and wife Sue Miller; Betty Wallace, Mifflinburg, PA; June Rowe, Mifflinburg, PA; Arlena and husband Lee Kratzer, Selinsgrove, PA; Christine and husband Marlin Kratzer, Kratzerville, PA; Roberta and husband Gerald Erdley, Lewisburg, PA; Janet Purcell, Selinsgrove, PA; Loretta and husband Wayne Smith, Turbotville, PA. Moe is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Miller and Robert Miller and one sister, Regina Reichelderfer.

A celebration of Larry's life will be held at the New Covenant Assembly of God Church, 1270 Pinchtown Road, Montgomery, PA at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 17, 2015 with Reverend James R. Pentz, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Muncy Cemetery.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. at the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA or on Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. at the church.

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

 

Posted: December 14, 2015




Catherine M. Leob Blanchard

Catherine M. Leob Blanchard, 90, a resident at Valley View Nursing Center, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the home.

She was born October 6, 1925 in Allentown, a daughter of Richard and Florence Nagle Hertzog.

Catherine was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her first husband, George H. Leob; her second husband, Charles S. Blanchard, Sr., and two brothers, Kenneth and Walter Hertzog.

Surviving Catherine are her sons, Richard H. Leob of Williamsport, Gerald W. (Wendy) Leob of Muncy; step sons, Charles S. (Patricia) Blanchard, Jr. of Linden, Thomas E. (Patricia) Blanchard of Park Hall, MD; daughters, Nancy M. (Galen) McCombs and Joyce A. (Charles) Miller, both of Windsor, PA’ ten grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and two step grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday, December 14, 2015 at the Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville with the Rev. Joel W. Long officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery.

Friends will be received Monday afternoon from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Posted: December 11, 2015

Walter James “Jim” Betts

Walter James “Jim” Betts, 85, a life time resident of Newberry died Friday, December 11, 2015 at Hillside Assisted Living.

Born December 31, 1929 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Robert and Margie Kropp Betts.

Jim worked for many years as a butcher for Swift & Co. and Acme.

He was an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church where he sang in the choir.

Jim is survived by a son Terry Betts (Bernadette Lewis) of Forksville, a brother Dale Betts of Camp Hill, and a sister Geraldine Stiner of Fla.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice (McGlocklin) Betts, and a son Mark D. Betts.

A funeral service to honor the life of Jim will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street with his pastor, The Rev. Theodore L. Cockley officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Quiggleville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2233 Linn Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: December 14, 2015

Maxwell R. Shief

Maxwell R. Shief, 93 of Cogan Station, died on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at his residence.

He was married to the late Marie M. (Coudriet) on May 27, 1948 and celebrated 59 years as husband and wife before her death on December 11, 2007.

Maxwell was born on December 26, 1921 in Williamsport and was the son of the late Watson L. and Margaret (Ireland) Shief. He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1942. He served with the US Army from 1942 thru 1946, during WWII, stationed in Alaska, Philippians and Korea. While in the service, he drove truck on the Alaskan Highway. He transferred to the Railroad Battalion in Skagway where he fired engine until he was sent to California for shipment out to the Philippians. Maxwell returned to the states and drove truck for his parents who owned the Dray Line and also worked at other trucking companies then worked for Continental Pipe Line. In April 1962, he went to work at Grit Publishing Company where he retired in 1986, just shy of 25 years service.

Maxwell was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Annunciation Church, Antlers Country Club and served as a Trustee, Montoursville Senior Citizens, American Association of Retired Persons, the former Hillside Hunting Club and the Grit Retirees Group. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing and traveling.

He is survived by two sons; Richard L. Shief of New York City and Michael L. Shief and his companion Stephanie Emig of Cogan Station, one daughter and son-in-law; Donna K. and David Mayes of Mill Hall and three grandchildren; Courtney Mayes, Connor Mayes and Chais Shief. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers; William C. and Watson L. Shief, Jr. and one sister; Freda M. White.

There will be a public viewing 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, December 11, 2015 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Annunciation Church in the portico then a Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 a.m. in the Church with the Reverend Brian VanFossen as celebrant. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Lycoming County Korean War Vets.

Arrangements are being handled by the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., 500 W. 4th St., Williamsport.
S
end Condolences at www.jamescmaneval.com

 

Posted: December 14, 2015




Francis M. Livermore

Francis M. Livermore, 84, formerly of Cogan Station, died Wednesday, December 09, 2015 at Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Unit.

Born December 22, 1930, in Cogan Station, he was a son of the late Victor S. and Mildred G. Livermore. Francis was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn E. “Dolly” Livermore on January 18, 2015, a brother Samuel J. Livermore and a sister Martha L. English.

Francis was a U.S Army Veteran and served his country during the Korean War. He retired from Germania Well Drilling and enjoyed the outdoors.

Surviving are a brother Victor S. (Lorraine) Livermore of Trout Run; two sisters, Delores (Marlin) Remick of Trout Run, and Beverly A. (William) Paulhamus of Carrolton, GA; sister-in-law Shirley Livermore of Trout Run; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service to honor the life of Francis will be held 1p.m. Friday, December 11, 2015 at Steam Valley Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

 

Posted: December 9, 2015

Timothy J. Cannon Sr.

Timothy J. Cannon Sr., 55, of 1201 Franklin St., died Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, after a long battle with liver disease.

Born Dec 4, 1960 in Philadelphia, he was the son of Francis and Elaine Darcy Cannon.

Tim graduated from Arch Bishop Ryan High School, Philadelphia and was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. He formerly worked for Coastal Aluminum. He enjoyed coaching Little League and Softball and was an avid Philadelphia sports fan.

Surviving are his wife, of 32 years, the former Charlene M. Sholder; sons, Timothy, Jr. “T.J.”, of Williamsport and Sean C., of Athens, GA; daughters, Lyndsay M. (Corey Weaver) and Makenzie E.; a granddaughter, Gianna Sciacca, all of Williamsport; his mother and step-father, Elaine and Edward Sultzbaugh of Philadelphia; a brother, Daniel (Cris) Cannon of Murfreesboro, TN; sisters, Elaine Blanchard of Branson, MO, Karen A. Cannon, of Perkasie, and Linda (Joe) Amorosi, of Souderton.

Tim was predeceased by his father and two brothers, Francis and Kenneth.

Mass of Christian Burial to honor Tim, will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd. with Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating.

Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: December 9, 2015

Joan E. (Evenden) Stoever

Joan E. (Evenden) Stoever, 89, of Williamsport, passed away at her home on Thursday, December 10, 2015.

She was born on October 30, 1926 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late William T. and Clara (Snyder) Evenden.

Joan is survived by one daughter; Heidi J. Stoever of Williamsport.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are being handled by James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., 500 W. 4th St., Williamsport.

Send Condolences at http://www.jamesmaneval.com/

 

Posted: December 11, 2015




Thelma J. Bashista

Thelma J. Bashista, 79, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015 at her residence. Born in Emeigh, Cambria County, PA, on Thursday, February 6, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Clair and Grace (Rummel) Baum.

Thelma was the widow of William J. Bashista, Sr. who preceded her in death on February 24, 2012.

Earlier in life she had been employed by the Van Heusen Shirt Factory at Barnesboro, PA.

Thelma was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church at South Williamsport, PA. She and her husband enjoyed spending winters in Florida at their home in Leesburg.

She is survived by three children, Denise K. and husband Rickie Troxell, Montgomery, PA; William J. and wife Kathy Bashista, Jr., Montgomery, PA; Kenneth J. and wife Nancy Bashista, Montgomery, PA; three siblings, Norma and husband Richard Stoltz, Emeigh, PA; Carol and husband Ernest Rescinito, Northern Cambria, PA; Ernest Baum, Hastings, PA. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Thelma was preceded in death by her twin sister, Betty Price.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 West Central Avenue, South Williamsport, PA at 9:30 A.M. on Friday, December 11, 2015. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call on Friday from 8:30 - 9:30 A.M. at the church.

The family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 40 E. Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA.

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

 

Posted: December 8, 2015

Thelma E. Eggler

Thelma E. Eggler, 95, of German Rd., Lock Haven passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at Susque View Home.

Born on September 5, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Minnie Clymer Helbley.
Thelma was married to Edward E. Eggler who preceded her in death.

Throughout her life she was employed at many places including Woolrich Woolen Mill and Piper Aircraft. She was also a waitress at various restaurants.

Thelma attended the Swissdale United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed cooking.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by seven siblings: Catherine Reeder, Emma Probst, “Buddy” Helbley, George Helbley, Ida Shoemaker, Leona Geise, and “Mickey” Chatham.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 2 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with the Rev. Mark Riley officiating. Private burial will take place at Swissdale Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home from 1 P.M. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton County S.P.C.A. through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: December 8, 2015

Edward B. Peterson

Edward B. Peterson, 85, of Montoursville, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center. He was born June 10, 1930 in Johnstown, a son of Carl and Charlotte Jones Peterson.

Ed was a 1948 graduate of Portage High School and served in the Marines from 1948 – 1952. He played semi pro football in Johnstown and then did another tour of duty in the Marines. After his second tour he entered the Pennsylvania State Police and was SGT in charge of the Criminal Unit at Troop F and as SGT Commander at the Lock Haven barracks. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Portage, and was an avid golfer.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert, Donald, infant brother, Thomas, and son in law Michael Swoyer.

Ed is survived by his wife, the former Jerry L. Gay; his first wife, Carol Jean Peace; his children, Jamie Beth (David) Hahn of Montoursville, Edward B. (Kelly) Peterson, II of Rockey Mount, VA, and Lisa C. Swoyer of Montoursville. He is also survived by his step children, Shawn (Maralee) Williams of Pittsburgh, Desiree Ulmer of Montoursville, twelve grandchildren and a great grandchild.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 14, 2015 at the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St. Montoursville, with the Rev. David C. Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co. Friends will be received Monday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: Helping Hands for Hudson Rinker and Garth Williams, 140 Bower Lane, Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: December 8, 2015




Ruth W. Keyser

Ruth W. Keyser, 93, a resident of Pennsdale, PA, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2015 in The Gatehouse at Williamsport, PA. Born in West Chester, Chester County, PA, on Wednesday, June 21, 1922, she was the daughter of the late William and Ruth (Hall) Whitacre.

Ruth was the widow of William J. Keyser who preceded her in death just 15 days prior on November 15, 2015.

Ruth was a graduate of West Chester University receiving a Bachelor's degree in elementary education and special education. She was employed as a first grade teacher by the West Chester Area School District at West Chester, PA.

She was a member of the Pennsdale Friends Meeting House, the West Chester University Alumni Association and the Pennsylvania State Education Association. She had volunteered at McDermott's Athletic Club Daycare Center and was a former Girl Scout leader. Ruth helped navigate her husband while he flew their airplane. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, traveling, reading, playing bridge and spending much time with her many friends and family.

Ruth is survived by two children, Linda K. and husband Gary Jones, Pennsdale, PA; David W. and wife Bonnie Keyser, West Chester, PA and one granddaughter, Nickolette Jones, Pennsdale, PA.

Services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Gatehouse, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: December 7, 2015

William R. Shook, Sr.

William R. Shook, Sr., 72, of Wynn Ave., Beech Creek passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the Lock Haven Hospital.

Born on March 17, 1943 in Maple Shade, NJ, he was the son of the late William and Marie Shook.

William was raised in Wyoming and then lived in Mt. Carmel for 30 years before moving to the Lock Haven area where he has resided for more than 25 years.

William served in the United States Navy.

He was employed as a truck driver, having driven for PP&L for 18 years as well as for other companies.

William was a Scoutmaster with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for 18 years.

He enjoyed car shows, fishing, and going out to breakfast on Sunday mornings with his best friend, Charlie.

William’s many friends could often be heard referring to him as either “Cowboy” or “Mr. Bill.”

He was a great Dad and Grandfather who cherished the time he spent with his family.

Surviving are five children: Christine (Paul) Zarko of Mt. Carmel, Carolyn (Bob) Bolick of Sunbury, William (Tina) Shook, Jr. of Overlook, Justin Musser of Beech Creek, and Charlotte Anspach of Etters; three sisters: Marie Montgomery of Guernsey, WY, Elaine (Rex) McGraw of Winston, OR, and Joanne (Larry) Snook of Wheatland, WY; seven grandchildren: Tianna and Savannah Kobilis, Trent Shook, Taylor Hofffman, Riley Utter, Jack Anspach, and Scott (Caitland) Bolick; and one great granddaughter, Faith Bolick.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 6 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with the Rev. Alan Eckenroad officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home from 5 P.M. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to either the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society through the funeral home.

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

Posted: December 7, 2015

Letha Maxine Eschrich

Letha Maxine Eschrich, 97, formerly of Custer City, passed peacefully on December 7, 2015 at Roseview Court.

Born November 15, 1918 Letha Maxine Bennett in Bradford, PA daughter to Ray and Nettie Bennett. She was an only child. She was first married to Donald Patch who died January 1966. Donald and Letha had two daughters Carol Jean and Donna Lee. On April 14, 1967 she married Glenn Charles Eschrich known to all as Bill Eschrich.

In addition to being predeceased by her first husband, the following have passed before her: Husband Glenn C. Eschrich, daughter Carol J Linn and son-in-law Robert E. Linn.

Surviving are her daughter Donna Lopez (husband Laree Lopez), of Orange, CA and seven grandchildren: Deborah Hills (husband Albert Hills), Michael Linn (wife Dianna Linn), Thomas Linn (wife Dawn Linn) and Robert W. Linn (wife Janel Linn) all of Pennsylvania; Susan Thompson (husband Jon Thompson) of Bermuda, Jennifer Weerheim and Christopher Lopez both of California; 15 great grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews (Vicky Campbell, Trudy Gulnac, Vonnie Schimp, Stacy Sprester, Janet Barger), David Benninger and Sarah Irish).

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

Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the James V. Brown Library, 19 East Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the Bradford Area Public Library, 67 West Washington St., Bradford, PA 16701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: December 7, 2015




Kenneth E. “Duke” Barnes, Sr.

Kenneth E. “Duke” Barnes, Sr., 90, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away Friday, December 4, 2015 at the Loyalsock Creek Rahab and Nursing Center. He was born May 31, 1925 in Williamsport a son of Charles and Alma Young Barnes.

Duke retired from the former Avco; was a member of its U.A.W. union, and was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army. He was an avid golfer; was a former member of the White Deer Golf course, and enjoyed his softball years.

He was predeceased by his parents and eight siblings.

Duke is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Geraldine L. Day; son, Kenneth E. (Barbara) Barnes, Jr. of Canandaigua, NY; brothers, Donald (Kay) Barnes of York, Eugene (Barb) Barnes, Melvin (Doris) Barnes, and Marlin (Carol Lee) Barnes, all of Loyalsock Twp.’ a sister, Virginia Harrison of Montoursville and two grandchildren, Lindsay (Shane) Collins and Bradley Barnes.

A graveside service will be held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the Montoursville Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to: the Disabled American Veterans, VAROIC, P.O. Box 42938, Philadelphia, PA 19101.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: December 7, 2015

Mary Colleen Swisher

Mary Colleen Swisher, 83, of 3413 Rt. 220 Highway, Hughesville died Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Gatehouse, Williamsport.

Born July 12, 1932 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late John Joseph and Myrtle Evelyn (Figels) Moran. On May 9, 1951 she married Lee Kenneth Swisher, who preceded her in death July 25, 2008.

Mary was a graduate of Hughesville High School. She worked at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit and in Dr. Piccuta’s office, Williamsport. Most recently she worked at Bon Ton in the Lycoming Mall, Muncy.

Mary was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Muncy, where she received the Queen Anne Award for her dedicated service in religious education for over 50 years. She also served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector and on the bereavement committee and the parish council.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert L. and Lori Swisher, of South Williamsport and Kenneth L. and Jennylynne Swisher, of Long Beach, CA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara A. and Dale Martin, of Hughesville and Linda S. and Kerry Mausteller, of Montgomery; one grandson, Robert L. Swisher and his wife, Sarah; and four great-grandchildren, Ava Lynn, twins, Margaret Elizabeth “Maggie” and Miles Lee and Jack David Swisher.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by four brothers, James Dewey, John Raymond, William Delay and Bernard Joseph Moran; and three sisters, Alice Eldora Moran, Rose Marie Keller and Beatrice Naomi Lyons.

Friends will be received from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Glenn McCreary, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Phillip J. Sladicka.

Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.

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

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

 

Posted: December 7, 2015

Babe M. Lawton

Babe M. Lawton, 90, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 4, 2015. Born in Gregg Twp., Union County, PA, on Tuesday, October 13, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Edna (Young) Staggert.

Babe was the widow of Robert G. "Red" Lawton, Sr. who preceded her in death on November 29, 2002.

She was last employed by the J A Habig Veneer Co. at Montgomery, PA and had formerly been employed by the former Montgomery Mills and Bobbie Brooks.

Babe was a member of the Maple Hill United Methodist Church at Montgomery, PA. She enjoyed gardening and walking in the state game lands.

She is survived by three children, Terry Kerwell, Montgomery, PA; Ruth and husband Bob Younger, Watsontown, PA; Dianne Shrey, Gahanna, OH; one son-in-law, Clifford Oden, Muncy, PA; six grandchildren, Deb and husband Bob Six, Columbus, OH; Jeff and wife Heather Shrey, Westerville, OH; Terry and wife Kristina Kerwell, Jr., Navarre, FL; Crystal Pellot, Middleburg, PA; Rob Younger, Watsontown, PA; RaeAnn and husband Chris Everetts, Montgomery, PA. Babe is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Gervase Staggert, Robert Staggert, Richard Staggert, Frank Staggert, Paul Staggert; two sister, Ruth Snyder and Eva Staggert and three step-children, Robert Lawton, Lester Lawton and Rebecca Oden.

A memorial service will be conducted from the Maple Hill United Methodist Church, Ridge Road, Montgomery, PA at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 10, 2015 with Virginia Bailey, her pastor, officiating.

Friends may call on Thursday from 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. at the church. The family respectfully declines flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Maple Hill United Methodist Church, C/O 43 West Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA 17752.

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

 

Posted: December 7, 2015




Gary L. Bunce

Gary L. Bunce, 72, passed away at his home on 1007 Pearl Blvd. Montoursville on December 3, 2015. He was the husband of Bonnie L. Baker with whom he shared 47 yrs. of marriage.

Gary was born on June 19, 1943 in Montoursville and was the son of the late Clyde M. and Callie Warner Bunce.

As a youth he was fascinated with animals and nature. He attended Montoursville schools. After school he joined the Marines for four years.

Gary had a passion for running heavy equipment and joined the Local 542 Operations & Engineers Union. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and loved the outdoors and local history.

Gary is survived by his wife Bonnie, a daughter Tammy L. Bunce of Newberry, PA, two brothers; Dennis Bunce of Loyalsock Twp., Larry (Barbara) Bunce of Winter Garden, FL and by a granddaughter; Leah Kathryn Breasette.

Gary was predeceased by his son; Mark and by two brothers Robert L. and Clyde L. Bunce.

Family and friends are invited to Gary’s viewing on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 10-11AM at the Spitler Funeral Home 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11AM with the Rev. Max W. Furman officiating. Interment will follow at the Montoursville Cemetery with the military honors being provided by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

 

Posted: December 7, 2015

Beatrice Mae Keiser

Beatrice Mae Keiser, 93, of Wolf Twp., died Friday, December 4 at Valley View Nursing Center of Montoursville. She is the widow of LaRue E. Keiser who died February 1995. They had celebrated 54 years of marriage on June 2, 1994.

Born July 13, 1922 in Montgomery, she is the daughter of the late George S. and Florence T. (Bair) Hulsizer. She was a long time member of Follmer Lutheran Church, Milton. Prior to her retirement she was employed by the Zenith Corporation, formerly Philco Ford in Watsontown. She enjoyed spending time with her family and had a passion for embroidery.

Surviving are two daughters: Janet L. (Donald) Bigger of Turbotville, Carol K. Webb of Hughesville, ten grandchildren; twenty eight great grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son Marlin LaRue Keiser, a brother, and a sister.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Follmer Lutheran Church, 353 Grange Hall Road, Milton, by Pastor Thomas M. Glasoe who will officiate. Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Beatrice’s name to the Follmer Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 353 Grange Hall Road, Milton, PA 17847.

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

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

 

Posted: December 7, 2015

Babe M. Lawton

Babe M. Lawton, 90, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 4, 2015. Born in Gregg Twp., Union County, PA, on Tuesday, October 13, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Edna (Young) Staggert.

Babe was the widow of Robert G. "Red" Lawton, Sr. who preceded her in death on November 29, 2002.

She was last employed by the J A Habig Veneer Co. at Montgomery, PA and had formerly been employed by the former Montgomery Mills and Bobbie Brooks.

Babe was a member of the Maple Hill United Methodist Church at Montgomery, PA. She enjoyed gardening and walking in the state game lands.

She is survived by three children, Terry Kerwell, Montgomery, PA; Ruth and husband Bob Younger, Watsontown, PA; Dianne Shrey, Gahanna, OH; one son-in-law, Clifford Oden, Muncy, PA; six grandchildren, Deb and husband Bob Six, Columbus, OH; Jeff and wife Heather Shrey, Westerville, OH; Terry and wife Kristina Kerwell, Jr., Navarre, FL; Crystal Pellot, Middleburg, PA; Rob Younger, Watsontown, PA; RaeAnn and husband Chris Everetts, Montgomery, PA. Babe is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Gervase Staggert, Robert Staggert, Richard Staggert, Frank Staggert, Paul Staggert; two sister, Ruth Snyder and Eva Staggert and three step-children, Robert Lawton, Lester Lawton and Rebecca Oden.

A memorial service will be conducted from the Maple Hill United Methodist Church, Ridge Road, Montgomery, PA at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 10, 2015 with Virginia Bailey, her pastor, officiating.

Friends may call on Thursday from 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. at the church. The family respectfully declines flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Maple Hill United Methodist Church, C/O 43 West Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA 17752.

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

 

Posted: December 7, 2015




Veda J. Fisher

Veda J. Fisher, 87 of Liberty passed away November 24, 2015 at The Gatehouse hospice facility in Williamsport.

She is the daughter of the late Donald and Clara “Nunn” Fisher of Liberty, formerly of Williamsport.

She was a graduate of Williamsport High School and Lycoming College. Until her retirement, Veda worked as a social worker for the state of Pennsylvania.

Veda enjoyed traveling and was an avid gardener.

She is survived by her sister Pauline Steele of Newcastle, Maine, several cousins and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother Donald Fisher Jr. and a sister Sarah Collins.

Veda’s service will be held at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, 500 West Fourth Street, Williamsport on December 10, 2015 at 10 a.m. and will be officiated by Pastor Michael Swimley. Burial will follow in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Huntersville.

In Lieu of flowers the family asks to send a donation in her name to the charity of your choice.

Please visit our website at www.jamesmaneval.com to leave condolences.

 

Posted: December 7, 2015

Warren G. Fulkrod

Warren G. Fulkrod, 72, of Trout Run, passed away on December 2, 2015 at the Manor Care North Nursing Home in Williamsport.

He was born on June 15, 1943 in Penn Yan, NY and is the son of the late Hayes and Hazel “Travis” Fulkrod.

Warren served in the Army and was Vietnam veteran. He served one tour of duty in Vietnam and another in Korea. Warren loved to hunt and enjoyed being in the woods and spending time with his dog Buddy. He also enjoyed gardening.

Warren is survived by his wife June “Harman” Fulkrod; a son Charles (Judy) of Trout Run; a brother Ben of Penn Yan, NY; two grandchildren, Stephanie Fulkrod of Penn Yan, NY, Danielle (Michael) Knox of Ohio; and a great grandson Ace Matthew Knox.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by six brothers; Allan, John, Tom, Victor “Tiny”, Bruce and Albert Fulkrod.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that any donations to be made in Warren’s honor please be sent to the Veterans Affairs of Williamsport, 49 E 4th St Williamsport.

Burial will be at Twin Hills Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements is being handled by James C Maneval Funeral Home LTD, 500 West 4th Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Please visit our website www.jamesmaneval.com to leave condolences.

 

Posted: December 7, 2015

Sandra L. Nelson

Sandra L. Nelson , 73, passed away, Thursday, December 3, 2015 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born August 28, 1942 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Charles and Sylvia (Peters) Donly.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Chester R. “Chet” Nelson, Jr., who passed away , May 10, 2015, a son, Michael R. Nelson, a grandson, Andrew Troutman and a sister Shirley Rice.

Sandra had worked for over 30 years before retiring from Tetley Tea. She was a member of South Williamsport United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and drawing. Her greatest love was her family and being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Troy M. (Jamie) Nelson, Vicki L. Sawyer, and Nanette D. (Craig) Troutman, all of South Williamsport, six grandchildren, Dustin, Matthew (Cassandra), Ryan, Cody, Ashley, and Katelyn, and three great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Carson, and Easton, and two sisters Marilyn Bausinger and Diana Donly both of South Williamsport.

A funeral service to honor the life of Sandra will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 10, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport with the Rev. Mark D. Brumbach officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Sandra’s name to Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o The Gatehouse or Susquehanna Health Cancer Center, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701 or South Williamsport United Methodist Church, 409 Main Street, South Williamsport, PA 17702.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: December 7, 2015

 




Janice Lynn Lechler

Janice Lynn Lechler, 51, of Williamsport passed away Monday, November 30, 2015, following a courageous fight with cancer.

Jan was born May 3, 1964, in Williamsport, a daughter of the late Walter R. and Margaret M. (Nevius) Lechler III. August 2, 2014, she married her companion of 33 years, Candace “Candi” (Andrews) Reese.

Jan was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church, Quiggelville and was a graduate of Williamsport Area High School, Class of 1982. She was currently employed at the Lycoming County SPCA as a kennel manager and humane police officer, since 1999. She was a member of (CART) County Animal Response Team. In her spare time she loved attending bible study at Fairlawn Community Church, kayaking, photography, hiking, waterfalls, trips to Lewes DE, the METS and spending time with the Brew Crew and the Lycoming Co. Aquabatz doing many outdoor activities.

In addition to her companion, Jan is survived by a step-son, Heath (Alissa) Reese, Williamsport; two step-grandchildren, Nathaniel and Austin Reese, five siblings, Edward A. Lechler, Oklahoma City, OK, Terry L. (Judy) Lechler, Williamsport, Patricia A. (Glenn) Shirey, Monroeville, Douglas M. (Karen) Lechler, Williamsport and Richard L. Mason, Williamsport; her two Brittany Spaniels, Kansas and Kody and her cats, Kimble, Canon, Murray, Dewey and Miss Kitty, nieces and nephews and her very special friends Corrine Stiger (Keith).

A memorial service to celebrate Jan’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday December 12, 2015 at St. Michaels’ Lutheran Church, 1877 St. Michael’s Road, Quiggelville by Rev. Karin Stork-Whitson. The family will receive friends at the church from 1to 3 p.m. at the church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: December 4, 2015

Carmen L. Parks

Carmen L. Parks, 81, passed away at Geisinger CMC Hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania early Thursday morning, December 3, 2015 following a brief physical illness. Ms Parks, the second (middle) child of three, was born November 7, 1934 in Montoursville, Pennsylvania to Clarence V. and Helen K. (Froehner) Ertel.

She was a graduate of Montoursville High School, class of 1952, and subsequently attended East Stroudsburg University. In 1954 she married John Parks and together they had three children. In 1956, the family took up residence in California, where they lived for many years.

Ms Parks was diagnosed with schizophrenia in the early 1970s and lived the rest of her life with the illness, sometimes independently, and at other times with family members or with community support, generally in the Williamsport - Scranton area. For much of the 1980s she lived on a farm in Sullivan County.

Ms Parks’ son Richard Parks died in 1990, as a result of a construction accident. Her former husband died in 2014, and her brother Allen Ertel, who supported her for the last part of her life, died last month.

Ms Parks is survived by two of her children, John (Jeff) Parks and Dawn Parks, both of California; by her sister, Donna (Tom) Spitler, of Wooster, Ohio, by her sister-in-law, Catharine Ertel, of Montoursville, as well as by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Friends will be received Tuesday evening from 6 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Posted: December 4, 2015

Walter L. Sones

Walter L. Sones, 91, of 517 Kepner Hill Rd., Muncy, died Thursday, December 3, 2015 at Manor Care North, Williamsport.

Born August 3, 1924 in Clarkstown, he was a son of the late Charles and Grace (Smith) Sones. On April 14, 1945 he married the former Sadie E. Chamberlain, who survives. Together they celebrated 70 years of marriage.

Walter attended Muncy schools. He served honorably in the U. S. Army during World War II. Walter worked as a supervisor at the former Lycoming Silica Sand, now Hanson, Hughesville for 42 years.

He was a 35 year member of the Roland Ritter Post 268 American Legion, Muncy. An avid motorcycle rider, Walter also belonged to the Gold Wing Road Riders Association. He enjoyed driving around, hunting, fishing and watching western TV shows.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce L. and Kay Sones, of Muncy and Roger W. and Bonnie Sones, of Huntersville; two daughters and one son-in-law, Gloria Mingle, of Turbotville and Kathryn and Lloyd Hubbert, of Pennsdale; brother, Bruce Sones, of Muncy; sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Arnold Smith, of South Carolina; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald Sones and Frank and Bonnie Sones.

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

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

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

 

Posted: December 4, 2015




Norman J. Crider

Norman J. Crider, 97, formerly of Riverside Drive, DuBoistown died, Monday, December 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Julia C. Crider, on April 30, 2015.

Born August 17, 1918, in Jersey Shore, he was a son of the late Lester and Dorothy (Shadle) Crider.

Norman graduated from Albany High School in Albany, New York. Before being drafted into the Army for World War II he was employed at Piper Aircraft, Lock Haven.

He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1945. He was awarded the Purple Heart and five Battle Stars in the European Campaign. He was then employed at the Prior and Salada Electrical Company in Williamsport and later as appliance salesman with Goodyear and sales manager at Miller’s Automotive. In 1983 he retired from the now Penn State School of Technology after which he spent the winters in Florida and summers in Pennsylvania.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Williamsport where he served as deacon and later chairman of the deacons. Also, for several years he sang in the chancel choir. He was also an associate member of Faith Baptist Church of Homosassa Springs, Florida where he was a member of the adult choir and an usher.

While in Williamsport he was a member of the First Baptist Church bowling team and he was also a member of the Camp-A-Lot Camping Club. He was also a life member of the DuBoistown Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the American Legion in Brooksville, Fl.

Surviving are a son Larry N. Crider, of Williamsport, a brother, Glenn Crider, of Jersey Shore, two sisters, Marian Sorensen, of Jersey Shore and Vivian Smith, of Florida, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Marjorie Thomas and Lois Hoffman.

A funeral service to honor the life of Norman will be held 2 p.m. Friday December 4 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport with the Rev. Dean A. Williams officiating. Burial will be private in Woolrich Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Norman’s name to Faith Baptist Church, 6918 South Spartan Ave., Homosassa, FL 34446.

www.KnightConfer FuneralHome.com

 

Posted: December 2, 2015

Chester M. “Chet” Wadsworth

Chester M. “Chet” Wadsworth, 69, of Railroad St., Jersey Shore passed away Monday, December 1, 2015 at his home.

Born on July 23, 1946 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Chester Wadsworth and Betty J. Wadsworth Foley.

Chet was a 1964 graduate of Lock Haven High School and also attended the Williamsport School of Commerce.

He was employed by Centex Corporation in Dallas, Texas as a Commercial Finance Manager.

On October 4, 2006 in Texas Chet married the former Patricia Swartz who survives at home.

Chet was Protestant by faith.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Jersey Shore Chapter as well as the Elks Club International.

Chet enjoyed bowling and golfing. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and Notre Dame football. Most of all, Chet loved spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Todd (Danielle) Wadsworth of Richmond Hills, GA; two daughters, Brenda (Mark) Rosemeier of Castanea and Beth (Brian) Williams of Justin, TX; a brother, Edward (Tina) Foley of Hershey; seven grandchildren: Kassi Rosemeier; Todd, Jr., Zoey, and Trae Wadsworth; and Hunter, Dustin, and Cordell Williams; and a great granddaughter, Madeline Wadsworth.

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

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

 

Posted: December 3, 2015

Elmer (Whitey) Fravel

Elmer (Whitey) Fravel, 83 of McElhattan went to be with his Lord on December 3, 2015.

Born on February 26, 1932 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Ira and Grace Stevenson Fravel.

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

Elmer enjoyed his neighbors, driving around in his red car and talking to everyone. Elmer loved to dance, sing and play the harmonica. He was an avid Nascar and Penn State Fan. In the summer time, you could always find Elmer mowing lawns- one of his favorite hobbies.

Elmer was US Army Veteran, serving his country from 1953-1955. After his time in the Army, Elmer was a lifelong truck driver. He worked for Pittsburgh Bridge and Iron, Clasters and Saylor Lumber Co.

Surviving is one daughter and caretaker, Kelley J. (Arnold) Coleman; and one son, Elmer Fravel, Jr,; and four grandchildren: Megan, Dylan, Karli and Cody Coleman. He is also survived by one brother, Kenneth (Sandy) Fravel; three sisters: Alva (Richard) Houser, Connie (Charles) Weaver and Sara Fravel; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Rex Allen Fravel; a daughter, Deborah Heck Fravel; three brothers: Melvin, Donald, and Harold Fravel; one sister, Alverdia Laubach; one step-brother, Harry Brian; and one step- sister, Esther Lannan.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 4 P.M. at the Flemington First Church of Christ, 714 Canal St., Mill Hall with the Rev. Mark Riley officiating. Military honors will follow.

Friends and family will be received at the Church on Sunday from 2 P.M. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Flemington First Church of Christ Youth Group, 714 Canal St., Mill Hall.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

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

 

Posted: December 3, 2015




Sylvia M. Vaughn

Sylvia M. Vaughn, 73, of Woolrich, left her earthly home to reunite with her beloved husband Donald on Saturday, November 28, 2015. She had spent that day having a delayed Thanksgiving with her daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was born in Lycoming County on December 1, 1941 to Oliver Guy and Bessie Gertrude Bower.

Sylvia graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1959 and spent many years in the retail clothing industry retiring from the Woolrich Outlet Store. She had a great sense of style and enjoyed helping her customers coordinate the perfect ensemble.

She leaves a legacy to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of strong family values and work ethic. She wanted always for us to make time to spend together and for us to have a purpose and goal for each day, no matter how large or small.

Sylvia is survived by her children, Susan (Lynn) Lunger, and Janette Ingraham; her grandchildren Arthur Shaffer, Grant Young, Travis Young, Silver Young Burkholder, Ashley (Matthew) Williams, Leighann (Justin) Medlin; and great-grandchildren Sharlotte Wolford, Elleanora Young, and Miles Williams. She is also survived by sister Betty McCauley, and brothers Ray and Walter Bower and numerous nieces and nephews and their children. Sylvia particulary enjoyed the weekly lunches with her sister Betty, Betty's daughter Selena, grand-daughter Rachel, and great-granddaughter Paige.

Visitation to honor the life of Sylvia will be held on Friday, Decamber 4, 2015 beginning at 9am at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc. , 231 High Street, Flemington, with a funeral service at 11am , the Reverend Alan Eckenroad officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Sylvia's name.

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

 

Posted: December 2, 2015

Danny L. Shultz

Danny L. Shultz, 57, of Cogan Station, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Danny was born in Williamsport, on Feb. 18, 1958, the son of Ralph and Paula Faye (Birt) Shultz.

He had been employed as a drywall finisher for Muncy Homes and was an avid NASCAR fan.

Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Diane Wagner Shultz; son, Joshua; daughter, Amber; stepson, Jamie Wagner; grandson, Xavier Rice; brothers, Ralph and Joe Shultz; and sisters, Joanne Beamer, Patricia Holcomb and Jacqueline Hanner.

In addition to his parents, a brother, Jack Shultz and sister, Bonnie Shultz, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport.

To share a fond memory or sign a register book please visit www.crousefuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: December 2, 2015

Lee Ruth Herman

Lee Ruth Herman, 78, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015 at her residence in Williamsport.

She was originally from Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Herman.

A memorial service to honor the life of Lee will be held on Saturday, December 5th at 10 a.m. at Bethel Linden Presbyterian Church, 2758 Bottle Run Road, Williamsport, with her Pastor Lisa Dabney officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: December 2, 2015




 

David G. Henry

David G. Henry, a resident of Buffalo Valley Nursing Care, Lewisburg, originally of Williamsport, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2015.

Born April 1, 1922, in Linden, PA, he was a son of Abram and Grace (Cohick) Henry. On Feb. 18, 1944, he married the former June L. Clark of Avis.

Dave was a World War II Navy veteran. He was retired from the former Avco Lycoming, now Textron Lycoming in Williamsport. He was a long standing member of the Lycoming Christian Church, in Linden, PA, and the National Rifle Association.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and especially caring for his fruit trees. An avid gardener, he operated Henry Orchards in Williamsport until his retirement. Along with that he was a bee keeper and made delicious honey products. Dave also operated a sawmill for many years with his brother Martin. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are his sister; Mary E. Sorgen of Lock Haven, two sons; David C. Henry, of Lewisburg, and Thomas L. Henry, of Monroe, NC. Four grandchildren; Rebecca Henry and Melissa Henry, of Lewisburg, Joanne Henry and Jennifer Ruiz, of Charlotte, NC, and three great grandchildren; Tyler Walker, of Spring TX, Jessica Waggoner, of Georgetown TX, and Tesia Hazelwood, of Charlotte NC.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four brothers; Leonard, James, Donald, and Martin.

Visitation will be Sat. Dec. 5, 2015 at 4:00 to 4:45 PM, followed by a Memorial service, at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, at The Village Commons, 189 E. Tressler Blvd, Lewisburg, officiated by Rev. Donald Dennis . Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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

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

 

Posted: December 1, 2015

Bradley W. Davis

Bradley W. Davis, 33, of Williamsport, and formerly of Montoursville, passed away Monday, November 30, 2015 at the gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born May 24, 1982 in Winter Haven, Fla.

Brad worked for Leezer Lumber Co.; he was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, the former Megan E. Menc; mother and step father, Jeff and Kathi Loedding of Williamsport; his father, Archie C. Davis, Jr. of Wauchula, Fla.; children, Fiona, Colton, and Wyatt, all at home; his grandparents, John and Barb Carson, and Mary Ellen Loedding, and sisters, Taylor Loedding of Williamsport and Delainey Loedding of Milwaukee.

A memorial service will be held11:00 a.m. Friday, December 4, 2015 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville with the Rev. John K. Manno officiating. Friends will be received Friday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions may be made to the Gatehouse, c/o Susquehanna Heath Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: December 1, 2015




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