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Obituaries ~ February, 2017
 



Mary Clare Hunter

Mary Clare Hunter, 78, a lifetime resident of Williamsport, passed away at the Williamsport Home on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

Born in Williamsport Nov. 15, 1938, the daughter of Ralph A. and Mary McGonnell.

She attended St. Boniface School and graduated from St. Mary's High School. For forty plus years, she was an irreplaceable member of the Vannucci Pharmacy Family. Mary started working for Don Sr., while Don Jr. was still in pharmacy school and continued working there until after Don Jr.'s passing and the store was sold. Most customers knew her as Mary from Vannucci's. She loved her work and devoted herself to it and especially to her family.

She spent her life spreading cheer with her happy smile, making difficult jobs look easy and taking extraordinarily good care of several generations of family members. Wherever loving care was needed, Mary Clare was there.

Mary Clare also expressed her caring nature through assisting her brother, Richard, in capturing special memories for hundreds of couples who employed the services of the Richard A. Hunter Photography Studio. She touched many lives and will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her brother-in-law, William O. Hargenrader Sr.; nephews, William O. Hargenrader Jr., Craig A. Hargenrader, Scott E. Hargenrader; niece, Lori A. Tully; cousins, Kay McGonnell, Carol Waldman Konkle, Joe McGonnell; and many great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Elizabeth Ann "Libby" Hargenrader; and her brother, Richard A. Hunter. The family will receive family and friends in the church lounge from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, with Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating. Burial will follow at Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Mary Clare's name may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1309 or at alz.org.

Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, is handling arrangements. www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: February 28, 2017

Frank D. “Buck” O’Reilly, III

Frank D. “Buck” O’Reilly, III, 76, of 38 Daisy Lane, Mill Hall, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at his home.

Buck was born in Lock Haven on November 14, 1940, the son of the late Frank D. O’Reilly, Jr. and Margaret Harmon. He was raised to be an “Irish gentleman” by his father and grandfather, Frank D. O’Reilly, Sr.

He married the former Suzanne McConnell, whom survives. They recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

Buck attended Andover Academy of Massachusetts before enrolling at Lock Haven High School, graduating in the class of 1958. He continued his studies at Yale University, graduating in 1962.

In Buck’s early adult years he worked at the family-owned Lock Haven Express and later was sports reporter with the Associated Press in Los Angeles. He returned to Lock Haven in the 1980s and served as the sports information director at Lock Haven University. In 1993 he became co-owner and editor of The Record newspaper, a position he retained until 1999 when he returned as a sports writer at the Lock Haven Express until his retirement.

During his tenure with The Record he was recognized for his efforts in resurrecting what at the time was a struggling Renovo-oriented newspaper. The paper had not been functioning from a position of economic strength when Buck assumed financial and editorial responsibilities. He was able to make the paper a successful county newspaper, assuring its economic viability into the future. He was noted for his crisp, concise writing style and an acerbic wit in his weekly Record columns.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Patrick O’Reilly and Andrew B. Stone; three daughters, Erin O’Reilly, Shelly Stone, Mary Stone Kline and S. Elisabeth Stone Webb; and a sister-in-law, Betsy McConnell Hunt.

In addition to his parents, Buck was preceded in death by two special aunts, Sally O’Reilly Loria and Winnie Harmon Fredericks.

Per Buck’s wishes, private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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

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

 

Posted: February 28, 2017

 




Alice I. (Pfleegor) Campbell Metzger

Alice I. (Pfleegor) Campbell Metzger, 92, of DuBoistown, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Rose View Center. Surviving is her husband of 29 years, Frank C. Metzger.

Born Oct. 18, 1924, in Milton, she was the daughter of the late Russell A. and Harriette L. (Huff) Pfleegor.

Alice was a devoted Christian who read her Bible daily, enjoyed her piano and was an avid fan of the N.Y. Yankees. In her early years, she assisted the Girl Scouts with cookie distribution as well as teaching piano and directed the Children and Youth Choir at St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church where she was a lifelong member.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Linda L. Page, of Trout Run; a son, Larry D. Campbell (Christina), of DuBoistown; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five stepsons, Paul C. Metzger (Daphne), of Montoursville, David L. Metzger, of DuBoistown, Joseph L.Metzger (Susan), of Mill Hall, Frank A. Metzger (Robin), of Fla. and Edmund C. Metzger (Stacey), of South Williamsport; a stepdaughter, Katherine L. Metzger, of South Williamsport, 11 stepgrandchildren, 16 stepgreat-grandchildren, and five stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband of 34 years, Linfred D. Campbell Jr.

A funeral service to honor the life of Alice will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. J. Harry McElroy and the Rev. Jennett Wertz officiating. Burial will follow in Elimsport Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Alice's name to St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church, 1427 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 27, 2017

Todd A. Mack, Sr.

Todd A. Mack, Sr. 44, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in San Antonio, TX.

Born January 1, 1973 in Wyalusing, he was a son of the late Joe and Anna Mack.

Todd was a 1990 graduate of Williamsport High School and a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed motorcycles, fishing shooting, golfing and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his children Tashia L. Mack of Williamsport and Todd A. Mack, Jr. of Montgomery, his wife Jennifer Mack, two grandchildren Nyveii M. and Nayvia S. Hillian, and a granddaughter soon to be born, a brother Gary Williams, two sisters Melody Williams Harris and Alva Whitenite, and his biological father Stephen Williams.

He was preceded in death by a sister Rise Williams.

Visitation will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4 followed by a funeral service to honor Todd’s life at 2:30 pm at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: February 27, 2017

David F. Spencer Sr.

David F. Spencer Sr., 70, of Williamsport, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Rose View Center. He was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Kathy A. (Oliver) Spencer, in 1997.

Born Nov. 30, 1946, in South Williamsport, he was a son of the late Leslie English and Cora Spencer.

David was an U.S. Army veteran. After his service in the military, he was a truck driver for Roans Transfer and Storage Inc. and Mayflower Transit. He later retired from Williamsport Hospital where he worked in housekeeping and was a courier.

He was a member of Bass Masters and loved fishing and boating. He was previously very involved in Boy Scouts and most recently he enjoyed attending auctions and coin collecting. Most of all, David cherished attending his grandson's baseball games.

Surviving are two sons, William M. Spencer (Lisa) and David F. Spencer Jr. (Theresa), both of Williamsport; a daughter, Angel J. Bia (Joseph), of Arnold; two grandchildren, Alex Bia and Jesse Spencer; and three sisters, Shelia, Sue and Barbara.

A graveside service to honor the life of David will be held at the convenience of the family in Assumption Catholic Church Cemetery, Trout Run, Cascade Township.
Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 27, 2017




Alice Elizabeth Ammerman

Alice Elizabeth Ammerman, 85 , of Williamsport went to be with the Lord Saturday, February 25, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years George “Ed” Ammerman, on February 16, 2014 and their daughter Anna Marie Ammerman in 1960.

Born October 4, 1931 in Dysart, and was a 1950 graduate of Cresson High School.

Alice was devoted to God, Family, and Friends. She attended Community Baptist Church and was a member of their Young at Hearts Bible Study. She enjoyed her home, watching Pirates Baseball, and the Little League World Series. Mostly, she enjoyed being with and supporting her family.

Surviving are four children, Karen (Gary) Mitcheltree of Morris, Linda (Richard) Benjamin of Middletown, Edward (Susan) Ammerman of Montoursville, and Brian (Christina) Ammerman of Haymarket, VA; 11 grandchildren,

21 great-grandchildren, one great great grandson, and two sisters Genevieve Hoover of Elizabeth and Marian LeGrand of Cresson.

A celebration honoring Alice’s life will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 at Community Baptist Church, 1853 State Route 87, Montoursville. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Woolrich. A viewing will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport and from 12:30-1 pm Tuesday at Community Baptist Church.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: February 27, 2017

Frances Mae Mosser

Frances Mae Mosser, 96, formerly of Clinton County, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com.

 

Posted: February 27, 2017

Hubert C. "Pete" Bubb

Hubert C. "Pete" Bubb, 94, a longtime Williamsport resident, now residing at the Meadows, passed away peacefully at the Gatehouse on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

Pete was born in Bastress Township on June 4, 1922, a son of Ralph and Rose Baier Bubb.

He had been employed at the former Shea Cadillac and retired after 16 years as an insurance adjuster for Aetna Insurance Co.

A World War II Army veteran he served in the European Theater with the 4th Armored Division.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish; a 3rd degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 366; and a 4th degree member of the Father Reichsteiner Assembly.

Pete was an avid hunter and a member of Schwartzwald Hunting Club.

He and his wife, the former Margaret M. "Peg" Eck, celebrated their 70th,wedding anniversary June 29, 2016.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five sons, David C., Gregory M., Timothy A., Jeffrey L. and John F. Bubb, eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

His son Daniel F. Bubb and eight siblings all preceded him in death.

The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening with the rosary recited at 5:30 p.m. and also in the church portico on Thursday from 8:45-9:45 a.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish 702 W. Fourth St., with his pastor, the Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating followed by burial at St. Boniface Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Korea War Veterans of Lycoming County.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in Pete’s name may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 711 W. Edwin St., Williamsport, PA or Susquehanna Foundation for the benefit of The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: February 27, 2017




Buck O'Reilly

Buck O'Reilly, 76, of Mill Hall passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at his home.

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

 

Posted: February 27, 2017

Jonathan A. Cohen

Jonathan A. Cohen, 46, of Williamsport, passed away unexpectedly Friday, February 24, 2017 at this home. He was preceded in death by his wife Stephanie (Bruzenas) Cohen on November 16, 2006.
Born September 7, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York, he is a son of Mark R. and Carol A. (Rubin) Cohen of South Williamsport.

Jonathan was a graduate of South Williamsport High School and had worked several jobs in the Williamsport Area, most recently in ER Admissions at the hospital. Wherever Jonathan was employed he made friends and was blessed with many.

Jonathan was an avid New York Rangers hockey fan. He was an animal lover and was a great dog sitter. He was an administrator of the Italian Greyhound Owners Group online, but you could often find him loving on his own Italian Greyhound, Siri. Jonathan and Stephanie loved to travel and they visited many places around the world. He was a regular blood donor and was a kind, caring and compassionate person that will certainly be missed.

Surviving in addition to his parents and his dog Siri, are a brother, Michael Cohen and Christine Wehbe (fiance) of Selinsgrove; maternal grandparents, Harry and Shirley Rubin of Columbus, N.J.; three nephews, Aidan, Brady, and Chase; a niece, Dahlia; several aunts and uncles, Arnold and Ellen Cohen, of Lakeworth, FL, Henry and Marcia Gerkens, of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Max and Elanor Huckins, of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, David and Janice Rubin of Portland, OR, and Steven Rubin of North Tustin, CA; his best friend Eric and Dawn Frye, of Williamsport.

In addition to his wife, Jonathan was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Herman and Sarah Cohen.

A celebration of life gathering will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jonathan’s name to Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Rd, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to a charity of one’s choice.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 27, 2017

Mildred A. Peace

Mildred A. Peace, 88, of Cogan Station, passed away with family by her side Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Williamsport Home. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald A. “Jud” Peace on February 9, 2001 with whom she celebrated 47 years of marriage with.

Born April 22, 1928 at home in Cogan Station, she was a daughter of the late George and Laura (Burr) Bower.

Mildred graduated from Hepburnville High and was a homemaker. She was a member of Balls Mills United Methodist Church and loved playing the game Dominos.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mildred was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl, Edgar and Harold Bower, a sister, Verna Lehman and a very special niece Connie Wheeland.

Mildred is survived by several great nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to honor the life of Mildred will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport, PA, with Pastor Chris E. Pfleegor, officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. A viewing will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at Knight Confer.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mildred’s name to Balls Mills UMC, 5941 Bloomingrove Rd. Cogan Station, PA 17728.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 27, 2017




Michael W. Marcusky

Michael W. Marcusky, 55, of Cogan Station, died February 23, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Surviving is his wife of 33 years, Dora A. (Simpson) Marcusky.

Born September 11, 1961, in Baltimore, MD, he was a son of the late William J. Marcusky and Marjorie (Kephart) Marcusky, of Cogan Station.

Michael was a 1979 graduate of Williamsport High School. He and his wife were owners and operators of D&M Excavating. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and coaching his son’s baseball teams.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are three sons, William J. (Cheri), John M., and Dakota J. Marcusky, all of Cogan Station, four sisters, Sondra and Debra Marcusky, both of Williamsport, Linda Shelmire (Mike), of Trout Run, and Diane Salamone (Peter), of Cogan Station, and two grandchildren, Curtis Marcusky and MacKenzie Baer.
In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a son William M. Marcusky.

A graveside service to honor the life of Michael will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 28 in Stoltz Cemetery with the Rev. Elizabeth B. Affsprung officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, the family is setting up an education fund for his son Dakota. Contributions may be made payable to the Marcusky Trust Fund, C/O Financial First Federal Credit Union, 2875 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 27, 2017

Ethel I. Gutshall

Ethel I. Gutshall, 98, of Watsontown, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 24, 2017, at the Watsontown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born March 30, 1918, in Annville, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Edna (Krall) Brandt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Roy A. Gutshall, to whom she was married 58 years, and one sister, Margaret Jacobs.

She is survived by five daughters and one son and their spouses, Renna Mae and David Young of Lewisburg, Barbara Kay and Robert Bachman of Watsontown, Linda Faye and Mark Hagenbuch of Dillsburg, Anita Rae and Alan Reese of Hampstead, MD, Loretta Gaye and William Bachman of Watsontown, Luther Allan and Crystal Gutshall of Watsontown, eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Ethel was a loving mother, grandmother and dedicated minister’s wife. She enjoyed flowers, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and needlework. She also liked traveling, doing crossword puzzles, and listening to religious programs on the radio.

Although her family was always her greatest concern, perhaps Ethel’s most notable quality was her gentleness and kindness toward others.

Friends may call on the family from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 4 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6590 Musser Lane, Watsontown. Pastor Faron Johnson will officiate at the memorial service which will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Delaware Run cemetery adjacent to the church.
A luncheon and time of fellowship will be held in the church social hall immediately following the graveside committal service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory be made to the Delaware Run Cemetery Association and sent to Barbara Russell, 350 Fisher Drive, Watsontown, PA 17777.

Arrangements are under the care of Brooks Funeral Home, 124 Main Street, Watsontown.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: February 27, 2017

Carmen Marie Fave

Carmen Marie Fave, 97, formerly of the 600 block of Market St., South Williamsport passed away at Manor Care Health Service North on Friday, February 24, 2017.

Carmen was born in Halls Station on Sept. 3, 1919, a daughter of John and Angeline D’Anna Agnone.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and had been employed at Weldon Manufacturing, GTE Sylvania in Montoursville and retired from the former W.T. Grants. She attended South Williamsport High School and was a member Messiah Senior Citizens.

Her husband of 55 years, Louis Fave died Nov. 30, 1996.

Surviving are a son John J. Fave; grandchildren, Christopher, Isabella and Adam; great grandchildren, Landon and Madison and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, her sisters, Fannie Cipriani, Jessie Dapolito, Mary Squillano and Annie Agnone; brothers, Dominic, Louis and Anthony Agnone all preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, February 27, 2017, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., with her pastor, Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating. Burial will follow at Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in Carmen’s name may be made to St. John Neuman Regional Academy, 901 Penn St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

 

Posted: February 27, 2017




William C. Hagemeyer, Sr.

William C. Hagemeyer, Sr. of Montoursville passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born February 13, 1948 in Williamsport a son of William and Helen Kepner Hagemeyer.

Bill retired from The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the Army. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the country.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Jack.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years the former Debra L. Martz; sons, William C Jr. (Bobbie) of Montoursville, Richard E. (Robyn) of Bedford, Wilbur C. of Williamsport and Wayne C. of NC; daughter, Brittany C. (Gus) Noonan of NC; brothers, Francis (Sue) of Ralston, Mike (Linda) of Williamsport George of Trout Run, and step brother, Forrest Crawford of Calif; sisters, Sandy (Albert) Baylor of Trout Run, Sharon Savits of Williamsport and six grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 27, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Chaplain Rebecca A. Logan officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co. A viewing for family and friends will be held Monday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

 

Posted: February 23, 2017

Lowell E. Ergott

Lowell E. Ergott, 89, of Avis, passed away, Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Susque View Home Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lock Haven. Born at home in Avis, December 31, 1927; the son of William and Louise Ergott. He was married to Lois “Jean” (Reitz), who survives him, April 3, 1947; they shared 69 years of marriage.

After high school, Lowell joined the Coast Guard and served during the WWII era. Lowell had worked for the railroad, he was a machinist and a carpenter; he retired from Lycoming Motors now known as Textron. He was a member of the Avis United Methodist Church. Lowell was a long time member of the Jersey Shore Elks, Jersey Shore American Legion; The Shriners Club and Masonic La Belle Vallee Lodge #232. He was a lifetime member of the Avis Fire Company. When Lowell was younger, he learned to play the mandolin and guitar; along with his brothers, he called for square dances at The Hillbilly Haven. He also played in the String Band for the Shriners in Altoona. After he retired, Lowell and his wife, Jean, spent their winters in Florida and he would play in the park band.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Daniel (Mary Ellen) of Avis; two grandchildren, Beth (Bob) and Karen (Tom); six great grandchildren, Brett, Brittany (Mike), Danielle, Rebecca, Kayla (Mason) and Frankie; five great great grandchildren, Auron, Carter, Cambree, Aubrey and Landen.

Lowell was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Harold, Raymond, and Richard; and two sisters, Alma and Violet.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., 1002 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore.

Memorial contributions can be made in Lowell’s memory to The Shiners Club of Altoona, 2200 Broad Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601.

You can pay tribute to Lowell’s memory at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: February 24, 2017

 

Charlene Fry

Charlene Fry, 79, of Lewisburg, formerly of Watsontown went to her eternal home with
Jesus on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

Born July 5, 1937 in Elizabethtown, she was the daughter of the late Ezra and Eva (Ruhl) Miller. On June 10, 1961 she married John R. Fry with whom she was blessed to share nearly 28 years of marriage until he preceded her in death on April 26, 1989.
She was a graduate of Hershey High School.

Charlene was a homemaker earlier in life and then worked at the Maranatha Christian School from 1989 to 2008. She enjoyed flowers and gardening and precious times spent with her family and friends.

Surviving are her children: Sylvia Diem and her husband Jesse of McAlisterville; Rose Weaver and her husband Bill of Freeburg; Dorita Gehman and her husband Nelson of Reinholds; and William Fry and his wife Sarah of Marion, Iowa; a sister, Lois Hilsher and husband Richard of Port Trevorton; a brother, Leslie Miller and wife Beverly of Elizabethtown; sixeen grandchildren (one deceased): Joshua Diem and wife Lisa, Reuben Diem and wife Lorelle, Jonathan and Almanzo Diem; Benjamin, Beth, Katrina, and Nathan Weaver; Laura, Wayne, and Lewis Gehman; Emma, Braedon, Grayson, and Jaxson Fry; and eight great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death besides her husband was a grandson, Jared Gehman and a brother, Melvin Miller.

Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday and from 10 to 11 AM Wednesday at East District Mennonite Church, 71 East District Road, Watsontown where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday with Pastor Tim Stoltzfus officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Maranatha Christian School, 1485 Plotts Road, Watsontown, PA 17777.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home and Cremation Svc PC, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: February 24, 2017




Holly Ann Brungard

Holly Ann Brungard, 38, of Williamsport, passed away Wednesday February 22, 2017 at UPMC Williamsport Hospital.

Born November 9, 1978, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Laura M. ( Pettit) and Charles Tupper of Williamsport.

Holly enjoyed spending time with her family, enjoyed collecting Care Bears and was a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Surviving in addition to her parents, are her sisters Heather Brungard and Hope Yeagle (Chris) , brothers , Wayne Brungard , Jr. and Tim Tupper , nieces and nephews Dayvon , Yahziah, Ariannah, Julia , Christopher , Kayla, Alexa and Sophie, and her companion Clinton Deysher

She was preceded in death by her father Wayne Brungard , Sr. and sister Heidi Brungard.

A funeral service to honor Holly’s life will be held 11 A.M Monday February 27th at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond Street Williamsport. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Visitation will be held from 10 A.M - 11 A.M, Monday at Sanders Mortuary.

Memorial donations in Holly’s name may be made to Sanders Mortuary to assist with final expenses.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: February 23, 2017

Grayson Michael Strunk

Our Gray
A mission of pain and plea
We will find our ways together, yes your mom and me
-another day’s passed, a fathers love cannot be lost.
Hold our hands, dear son. Like Daedalus to Icarus we’ll show you the sun.
Far away, yet so close-
Deep within our grieving hearts.
For you, your mother must be strong
A mother’s strength is determined by her love
Here we go boy, let us take you to the sky
We will think of you and hold onto you eternally
In time we will see you again
Our son

Grayson Michael Strunk, loving son of Rachel Ann Strunk and Ethan Aaron Wade Barner, was born into the arms of angels on February 20, 2017 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born at 36 weeks he weighed 5lbs 5oz and was 18 inches long. Although Grayson never spent any time with us on earth, he was loved and touched many lives. His big brother, Kryson, couldn't wait until the day he was born to play Hot Hots (fire trucks) with him. Our little angel will be missed and never forgotten.

In addition to his parents and big brother, he is survived by maternal grandparents, Duane and Michelle Strunk of Lamar; paternal grandparents, Roland and Nicole Johnston (Barner) of Lock Haven; maternal great grandparents, Edward Strunk of Howard, Calvin and Nancy Remp of Snowshoe and Dora Moyer of Bellefonte; paternal great grandparents, Charlyn Barner of Mill Hall and Merle and Judy Joy of Bellefonte; aunts and uncles, Tony Strunk and fiancé Susanne Bethea of Woolrich, Zachary and Brittany Johnston of Eldred, Dustin and Trista Fetzer, Daniel and Brittney Harris and Kori Johnston from Shinglehouse; and many cousins who will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his paternal great grandfather, Park Edward Miller Barner, Jr.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High Street, Flemington, Pa 17745 with Pastor Joan Gordon officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.

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

 

Posted: February 23, 2017

James R. Fleisher

James R. Fleisher, 82, of Williamsport passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

He was born in Loganton on May 26, 1934 the son of Fred and Rose Walizer Fleisher. He was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School. He served in the U.S. Navy for 12 years.

James was an avid golfer and bowler. He was employed as a salesman in the Williamsport Area and worked for various companies including the Carey-McFall’s Co.

James is survived by his wife of 46 yrs. the former Jacqueline C. Szybist Fleisher. His children survive him, Doug, Tammy, Stephanie, Cindy and John. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He is survived by his brother and sisters Winifred, Mary, Betty, Gerald and Dolores and preceded in death by his siblings June, Fred Jr., Vida and Vivian.

James’s favorite phrases were ”never had a bad day” and come see our tree” no matter what season they were in.

Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third Street Williamsport on Saturday February 25, 2017 from 10:30 to the time of services at 11:30am. The Rev. David Fischel will officiate.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family, and the family will provide the flowers.Memorial contribution’s in James’s memory may be made to the Susquehanna Home Care and Gatehouse Hospice C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation 1100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport 17701.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Ciccarelli and his office staff, Hospice Homecare as well as the staff and doctors at the Gatehouse Hospice Unit at Divine Providence Hospital .

 

Posted: February 23, 2017




Dorothy J. Bastian

Dorothy J. Bastian, 96, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, February 21, 2016, at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born November 23, 1920, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Harry and Bessie (Harman) Goodbrod. Dorothy shared 58 years of marriage with her husband Carl O. Bastian before his passing on December 20, 1999.

Dorothy was a 1938 graduate of Williamsport High School. She had worked at Town and Country Department Store and L.L. Stearns, and she was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, Kenneth O. Bastian (Marcella) of Cogan Station, three grandchildren, Stephan A. Bastian (Rebecca) of Barbours, Jennifer A. Bastian of Los Angeles, and Kristel E. Bastian of Cambodia, two great grandsons, Kristian Camero of Seattle, WA and Tucker Bastian of Philadelphia, and a sister JoAnn Hessert of South Williamsport.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter Hope D. Bastian in 2010, four brothers Harman, Earl, William, and Kenneth Goodbrod, and two sisters Hedy Probst and Maxine Stokes.

A funeral service to honor the life of Dorothy will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport with the Rev. Timothy E. Kinney, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday March 4 at Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: February 22, 2017

Ralph Paul Manno, Jr.

Ralph Paul Manno, Jr., 68, of 555 Fishing Creek Rd., Mill Hall passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Mt. Nittany Medical Center.

Born August 28, 1948 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Ralph Paul Manno, Sr. and Angeline Bonadio Manno.

Ralph was a 1966 graduate of Bald Eagle Nittany High School. He also attended Lock Haven University.

He was a member of the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam War and earning both a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

On March 3, 1979, he married the former Sandy Fulger who survives.

Ralph was employed as a Quality Control Inspector at Haven Homes, Beech Creek, retiring upon its closing in December 2011. For the past two years he worked at the Central Pennsylvania Auto Auction.

He attended the Holy Spirit Parish.

Ralph enjoyed golfing as well as spending time outdoors, especially fishing and hunting.

He will be remembered as always being caring and fun-loving.

In addition to his wife, Sandy Manno, of Mill Hall, he is survived by a son, Matthew Paul Manno of Mill Hall; a step-son, Brian S. Winter of Huntingdon; a step-grandson, Collin John Winter of Walnutport; two brothers, Dennis Manno of Rote and Ken (Sharon) Manno of State College; a sister, Donna (John) Keeler of Castanea; his mother-in-law, Margaret L. Fulger of Mill Hall; a sister-in-law, Jean (Larry) Fulger McKeague of Mill Hall; a brother-in-law, Michael A. (Julie) Fulger of Albany, NY; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11 A.M. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven with Rev. Fr. Jozef Kovacik officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at St. Agnes Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven on Monday from 6-8 P.M.

 

Posted: February 22, 2017

Frederick A. "Fred" Dahlgren

Frederick A. "Fred" Dahlgren, 94, of Williamsport, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Surviving is his wife of 72 years, June S. (Tietbohl) Dahlgren.

Born Dec. 24, 1922, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Andrew and Lavina Dahlgren.

Fred was a Williamsport High School graduate. Following graduation he was employed with Electric Boat, where they built experimental boats that later became PT boats or Patrol Torpedo boats that were a torpedo-armed fast attack craft used by the U.S. Navy in World War II.

Fred was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran serving on the Midway as a pilot. After his military service he was employed with Highland Chocolate's in Wellsboro, later managed Carson Finance in Troy, became president of First National Bank and retired in 1986 from Commonwealth Bank in Williamsport. After retirement Fred volunteered at Divine Providence Hospital and was awarded a certificate for 20,000 hours of volunteer work.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Troy Lions Club and was a 32nd degree Mason of Ivy Lodge 397, F. & A.M.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Fritz A. Dahlgren (Vaun), of Conn. and Kim E. Dahlgren (Elizabeth), of Williamsport; a granddaughter, Roxanne Gross (Matthew), of Colo.; a great-grandchild, Bode Gross; and three sisters, Doris Williams, of Williamsport, Ruthie Freezer, of Danville and Joyce Springman (Clair), of Va.

A memorial service to honor the life of Fred will be held noon Saturday, March 11 at First United Methodist Church, 2 Ross St., Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Fred's name to First United Methodist Church, 2 Ross St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 23, 2017




Rena L. Wellicka

Rena L. Wellicka, 54 of Loyalsock Township, passed away unexpectedly Monday, February 20, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna’s Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Rena was born May 22, 1962 and was the daughter of the late Bernard D. and Irene R. Wellicka.

Rena was a graduate Forest City High School where she was a standout basketball player. She then graduated from the University of Scranton with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and worked for the U.S. Navy and Geisinger System Services. She continued her education, receiving a master’s degree in Business Education from Bloomsburg University. She previously taught in the Sullivan County and Loyalsock Township school districts.

Rena is survived by her husband of 25 years, David B. Houseknecht; her three children, Christopher D., Jarrod D., and daughter, Marissa L. Wellicka Houseknecht all at home. Her children were the center of her attention and her true pride and joy. She cherished time with each of them. Rena is also survived by a brother, Bernard D. Wellicka Jr.

Rena was currently a member of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Williamsport and previously a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Muncy. Rena was an avid knitter and skilled seamstress, two hobbies which became great passions. She also enjoyed reading. Rena was a caring and compassionate person who made anybody in her presence feel welcomed.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, with Rev. Glenn McCreary officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday February 23rd, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, PA 17756.

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

 

Posted: February 21, 2017

Megan Rae Pfleegor

Megan Rae Pfleegor, Williamsport, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Born on May 18, 1985, she made sure to make the most of every day, living by one of her favorite sayings, “Carpe Diem”. She was the wife of Adam Downing Pfleegor and mother of Knox Downing and Vada Rae Pfleegor.

Besides her husband and children, she is survived by her mother, Kari Chilton, Eminence, MO; grandparents Jim and Vada Chilton, Eminence, MO; brother Cody Chilton, Eminence, MO; and many other loving family members and friends throughout the country.

She attended Eminence High School, graduating in 2003. She received both her Bachelor and Master degrees from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. She was employed at Fish Commercial Group in Williamsport, where she worked as a commercial industrial specialist, recently receiving the company’s President’s Achievement Award.

Megan enjoyed spending time with her children, family and friends. She was passionate about giving to and helping others who were in need, believing that she could change the world. She previously served on the board of the First Community Foundation Partnership, and The American Cancer Society where she chaired the annual Destiny Ball.

Megan embodied a fabulous lifestyle and personality, and not just because she was a bold fashionista or could sass her way out of any situation. She was beautiful both inside and out and was never afraid to stand out from the crowd. Her passion and drive left others in admiration. She was a loyal and dedicated wife, friend, daughter, granddaughter, sister, and most of all mother.

Megan will always be remembered for her incredible love of family and community. She possessed an unstoppable spirit that infected everyone who knew her and benefited countless others who never met her. Words cannot begin to describe the brilliant light that she shone upon this world.

We promise to keep seizing every day in your honor and living life to the fullest with you close beside us.

“Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyways.” (Glennon Doyle Melton)

“If you don’t have a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” (Congresswoman Shirley Chishol)

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, February 24, at the Community Baptist Church 1853 Rt. 87 Hgwy. Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Favors Forward Foundation (619 South Howard Street, South Williamsport, 17702) on Megan’s behalf.

Arrangements by Spitler Funeral Home Montoursville.

 

Posted: February 21, 2017

Doris Irene Coffey

Doris Irene Coffey, 93, passed away at the Williamsport Home on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond G. Coffey, whom she married on August 24, 1946.

A lifelong resident of Old Lycoming Township, Doris was born on January 4, 1924, to the late Beatrice (Williamson) and Oscar Earl Berry.

Doris was a graduate of Williamsport High School class of 1942. She worked as a secretary at Rishels Furniture and Sylvania for nearly 20 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Doris was a skilled cook, who also enjoyed reading and bus trips. Her favorite activity, however, was fishing with Ray at Wolfe Island, Ontario. She was devoted and loving to her family and a good friend to many.

Doris is survived by two daughters, Lynda Howell (James) of Red Lion, Judy Renk of Williamsport, and a son, John Raymond Coffey of Philadelphia; her brother, Earl E. Berry (Bella) also of Williamsport. Other survivors include three granddaughters, Natalie Lawton (John), Elizabeth Butler (Aaron) and Hannah McDonald (Matthew), and four great- granddaughters, Raena and Ruby Lawton and Adelaide and Lydia Butler.

A funeral service to honor the life of Doris will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. A viewing will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday at Knight-Confer. Burial will be private in Montoursville Cemetery.

The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in Doris’s name to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1971 Lycoming Creek Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or Old Lycoming Township Volunteer Fire Department, 1600 Dewey Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 22, 2017




Cheney Ray Orwig

Cheney Ray Orwig, 29, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday February 16, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Cheney was born September 26, 1987 in Williamsport the son of Susan McGrew and Paul Orwig. Cheney worked at Unique Industries in Montoursville and served in the United States Navy. In his spare time, Cheney enjoyed spending time with his son Zao Alexander Orwig; his girlfriend Samantha Parsons, family and friends. An avid music enthusiast, he enjoyed listening to and creating music. He was a gardner, enjoyed table top games and making everyone around him laugh.

He was a very devoted father, son, boyfriend, brother and best friend to many, and will be missed terribly by many. Surviving are his son, Zao Orwig; mother, Susan McGrew; maternal grandmother, Patricia Slusser McGrew; sister, Lacey Orwig; brother Jesse (Michelle) Seiders and his girlfriend, Samantha Parsons. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Lawrence McGrew, maternal great grandmother, Grace Landon Slusser and great grandfather, Raymond Slusser.

A memorial service will be held 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home from 3 – 4 p.m.

 

Posted: February 20, 2017

Betty M. Hager

Betty M. Hager, 86, of Linden, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday February 19, 2017 at AristaCare Health Services.

Betty is survived by her husband Gary H. Hager and a son Gary F. Hager of Corning, NY.

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

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

 

Posted: February 20, 2017

R. Stephen Tucker

R. Stephen Tucker, 63, of Montoursville, formerly of Bridgeport WV, lost his fight with cancer in the early morning hours of February 20th, 2017. He passed at Geisinger medical center in Danville after saying goodbye to loved ones.

Steve, or Tuck, as he was often called, was the former director of Lycoming County RMS where he worked to manage people through strong relationships. Throughout his life he worked to positively impact people through his attitude and infallible optimism. An avid outdoorsman, his favorite times were spent with sons, daughters, and grandkids while hunting, fishing, and camping. He loved to hunt the big woods of his home state in search of shy mountain bucks, cook burgers around the campfire, or simply take off for parts unknown with his wife.

A devout Christian, faithful husband of 40 years, loving father and grandfather, and loyal friend and hunting partner, he is survived by his wife Karen, daughters Katie (Joe Edmondson) and Mary (Robert Miller), Sons Dan (Amy Tucker) and Nathan (Lauren Tucker), 10 beautiful grandchildren with one on the way, sister and brother in law Debbie and Rick Walsh of Elkins WV, mother and father - In - laws Ruth and Richard Hauser of Loyalsock Township, and many others.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Joel E. Henderson officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. A viewing for family and friends will be held Thursday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations sent to the International Hunters Education Association: www.ihea-usa.org

 

Posted: February 21, 2017




Robert B. Stroup

Robert B. Stroup, 79, passed away, Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville.

He was born in Pottersdale, PA, February 15, 1938, the only child of the late Hillary and Clara (Haight) Stroup. His wife, Judy (Slaugenwhite), passed away February 8, 2016; they were married on September 14, 1962 and had shared 54 years of marriage.

Robert was a high school graduate and had been employed by Piper Aircraft as an electrician. Robert was a very loving husband and father and was well liked by everyone that knew him. Robert was hardly ever seen out and about without his favorite golf hat on. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his cat/companion “Stubby”.

Surviving Robert are his three children, a son, Bryan Stroup; two daughters, Milinda Stroup and Terry (Lester) Tibbens all of Jersey Shore, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren

There will be no funeral services; there will be a visitation for friends and family Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 11 am – 12 noon at Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore. Burial will immediately follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

Donations can be made to the family by sending them to the funeral home.

You can pay tribute to Robert’s life at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: February 17, 2017

Terry L. Alexander

Terry L. Alexander, 69, of Elimsport went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Born December 18, 1947, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Walter Alexander and Jesse (Borger) Alexander.

He was a 1965 graduate of Williamsport High School and retired from Brodart, after 40 years of service. Terry was a member of the Community Christian Church of Allenwood. Terry was an avid ham radio operator, he enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family and his dog Delilah.

Surviving are his wife Velena Elaine (Yorke) Alexander, of 30 years this past December 13, 2016, two step-sons David Tressler and wife Laura of Mount Joy, and Tim Tressler and wife Crystal of Pine Creek; four step-grandchildren , Amber, Tiffany, Timothy James, and Meghan and a twin brother Gerald Alexander and wife Connie of Watsontown.

A funeral service to remember and celebrate the life of Terry will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 20, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial will follow at Elimsport Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, February 19, at Knight-Confer.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to Alzheimer’s Association, 57 North Franklin Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18740.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 20, 2017

Gloria M. Lechler

Gloria M. Lechler, 93, of Williamsport, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Rose View Center. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, William E. Lechler, on June 15, 1997.

Born March 12, 1923, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Evelyn Santschi.

Gloria was a 1940 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was previously employed at 20th Century Bakery.

She was a very active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, delivered Meals on Wheels for 25 years, and enjoyed bowling and shopping. Most of all Gloria, loved and cherished spending time with her daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are a daughter, Darlyn K. Haas (James Ritter), of Williamsport; two grandchildren, Jason W. Edler (Judy) and Jessica E. Breon (Joel); and three great-grandchildren, Kyle Edler and Joel and Julia Breon.

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

A funeral service to honor the life of Gloria will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. Ronald D. Savits officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Gloria’s name to Meals on Wheels, 2138 Lincoln St, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 20, 2017




Elyse M. Runner

Elyse M. Runner, 69, of Williamsport, died Thursday, February 16, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport.

Born April 19, 1948 in Jersey Shore, she was a daughter of the late Richard C. and Cynthia M. (Geise) Runner.

Elyse was a 1966 graduate of Williamsport High School and had worked at Bro-Dart for over 20 years.

Surviving are a sister Jessica L. McSwain (Willie) of Williamsport, and a brother Richard C. Runner, Jr. (Jackie) of Churchton, MD.

In keeping with her wishes service and burial will be private.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: February 17, 2017

James Willard Hamm

James Willard Hamm, 85, of Montoursville, passed away peacefully on Feb. 16, 2017, while surrounded by his loving family.

Jim was born in Williamsport, on June 7, 1931, the son of Ollie P. and Myrtle E. Weaver Hamm.

He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He retired after 39 years at the former Keeler Door Oliver, was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 145 and an active member of the YMCA for 60 years.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, the former Geraldine T. Moore; his children, Cynthia Boyle, Denise (Beau) Wilfong and Karen (Oldrich) Masek; ten grandchildren, Whitney Rintelman, Kevin, Karyn and Lauren Boyle, Ephraim, Gabriel, Micah and Leah Wilfong, Olivia and Isabel Masek; and six great-grandchildren, Ava and Sydney Boyle, Luke and Seth Rintelman, Hannah and Millie Wilfong.

In addition to his parents, three sisters, Mary, Winnie and Myrtle, all preceded him in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 800 Mulberry St., Montoursville, PA 17754, with his pastor Rev. Michael McCormick officiating.

A private burial at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Jim's name may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Crouse Funeral Home.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: February 17, 2017

Debbie Lou Bauman

Debbie Lou Bauman, 58, of 479 Old Rt. 220, Jersey Shore passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born in July 14, 1958 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Edith Neff.

Deb was a graduate of Sugar Valley High School.

Surviving are four children: Raymond Bauman, William (Emily) Bauman, Joshua Bauman (Christina Straub), and Heather (Seth) Miller; five siblings: Leah Fisher, Scott Neff, Vick Eliott, Phyllis McAnany-Doe, and Fonda Wyss; and twelve grandchildren: Sierra Yost, Shenoa Dorman, Danielle, Sarah, Wyatt, Joey, Breeonna, Jaden, and Jasmine Bauman, and Karmin, Seth David, Jr., and Rosey Miller.

A visitation will be held on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 6-8 PM at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc. to assist with funeral expenses.

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

 

Posted: February 17, 2017




James M. Stepp

James M. Stepp, 69, of Williamsport, passed away, Monday, February 13, 2017 at Manor Care South in Williamsport. He was born May 14, 1947, in Williamsport, the son of Mearle and Audrey (Smith) Stepp. James married Suzanne E. (O’Connor), February 4, 1989 and they shared 28 blessed years together.

James graduated from Williamsport High School in 1965 and was a veteran of the Vietnam-era serving four years in the US Army . He had been employed as a salesman, selling ball bearings, with Kaman Industrial Technologies. James was a member of the First Baptist Church in Williamsport.

James is survived by his mother, Audrey, his wife Suzanne, one son Tre of Williamsport, two stepdaughters Tammy Gingrich and Sarah Alford, both of New York, two step-grandchildren and one step great grandchild, one sister Regena Stepp; also two aunts, one uncle and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Mearle.

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

Arrangements have been entrusted to Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral Home, 500 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

You can pay tribute to James’ life at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: February 16, 2017

Bessie Arlene Hurley

Bessie Arlene Hurley, 91, of Montoursville, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center where she received hospice care in conjunction with UMPC Susquehanna Health. She was born February 13, 1926 in Nordmont, PA, a daughter of Charles and Helen Edgar Peterman. She was predeceased by her two young sisters Kathleen (age 17) and Marjorie (age 16) Peterman, and was also preceded in death 23 years ago by her husband of almost 48 years Snavely H. Hurley whom she married February 22, 1947.

She was a graduate of Dushore High School in 1944. Mrs. Hurley worked as a telephone operator when in Dushore, and as her children grew up worked at Carey McFalls, Stroehman Bread Co. and at Lysock View in the kitchen, as well as being a homemaker. She enjoyed helping at church dinners, mending, cooking, and volunteering at Rose View Manor Nursing and Rehab Center. She enjoyed watching Yankee baseball, and was a faithful fan of her grandchildren’s sporting events through many years.

She enjoyed caring for and visiting with her family, especially helping her grandchildren, and caring for her favorite dogs through the years. Above all she enjoyed attending her church services and raised her family in a Christian home. She was admired and loved by many young folks who called her “Grammy Hurley”.

She is survived by her son, Barry (Marilyn) Hurley of Eldred, PA and daughter Jeanne K. (Russell) Twigg of Trout Run, Cascade Township; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

A viewing for family and friends will be held Monday morning from 10:30 – 11:30 at Faith Wesleyan Church, 1033 Tucker St. with the funeral service to follow at 11:30 a.m. with the Pastor Timothy K. Hartzell officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions in Bessie’s name be made to the Compassion Fund at Faith Wesleyan Church. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home Montoursville.

 

Posted: February 17, 2017

Richard M. “Dick” Gundlach

Richard M. “Dick” Gundlach, 81, of 22 Mill St., Beech Creek, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at his home.

He was born in Lock Haven on October 25, 1935, the son of the late Allen W. and Ruth Morrissey Gundlach.

Dick married the former Frances “Skippy” Orndorf who preceded him in death on December 30, 2007.

He worked for 20 years at American Color and Chemical of Lock Haven before working for Nease Chemical Co. of State College for 20 years until his retirement. Dick also spent 10 years working various jobs in Florida.

Dick enjoyed spending time with family and friends at his hunting camp on the Beech Creek mountain, going camping at his river lot at Lucky Nine Boat Club in Linden and fishing on his boat, Striper One, in Delaware and on the Hudson River chasing big striped bass. His many trips to the beach house in Delaware were especially special to him. He was very proud of his grandchildren and enjoyed them to the fullest.

Dick is survived by two sons, Richard C. (Sandy Kitchen) Gundlach and Allen N. “Nick” (Susan Confer) Gundlach, both of Beech Creek; two daughters, Mary L. (Ed) LaForme of Watsontown and Ruth Ann (Stephen R. Heverly) Gundlach of Marsh Creek; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four siblings, William A., John J., Margarie E. Knepley and Fred Gundlach.

Per Dick’s wishes, private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501. St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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

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

 

Posted: February 17, 2017




Kenneth A. Norton

Kenneth A. Norton, 78, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born May 23, 1938 in Williamsport the son of the late Clyde and Ethel Steinhelper Norton.

Ken retired in 1998 after 25 years with the United States Postal Service in Montoursville. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a member of Faxon Kenmar United Methodist Church. Ken loved his dog and doing yard work.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years the former Dolores C. Phillips; son, Eric C. Norton of Williamsport; daughters, Lynne C. Siddle and Lori J. (Scott) Hollick, both of Williamsport; sister, Eleanor Luxenberger of Williamsport; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Bill) Dunlap, Tim (Chrissy) Evans, Michael Barnett and Kyle (Aja) Barnett, and three great grandchildren, Chloe, Abigail and Claudia.

The funeral will be held at the convenience of the family with Pastors Ed Siddle and Michael S. Swimley officiating. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co.

In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 3001 Old Gettysburg Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: February 16, 2017

Juanita L. Jolin

Juanita L. Jolin, 73, of Eldred Twp., passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was born August 24, 1943 in Norwich, NY a daughter of the late John and Dorotha Clapper Anstadt.

Juanita enjoyed family functions; cooking, cleaning, writing poetry and her dog.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years LaRue J. Jolin; sons, Christopher A. Jolin of Jersey Shore and Johnny L. (Jennifer) Jolin of Milton; daughter, Christina L. Negri of Colorado; sisters, Dolores (Gene) Stark of Montoursville, Lolita Mohney of Plunketts Creek Twp. and Mary Jane (George) Hromnak of State College; five grandchildren, Caden and Jazzlyn Jolin, Justin, Adam and Caleb Negri, and three great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St. Montoursville with the Rev. David C. Smith officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 175 Pine St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: February 16, 2017

Dolores “DJ” Zimmerman

Dolores “DJ” Zimmerman, 83, of Hughesville, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Grandview Health Home, in Danville.

Born November 30, 1933 in Yakima, WA, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Nina (Hatfield) Cheney. Her husband of 58 years, the late William H. Zimmerman, preceded her in death on March 4, 2015.

Dolores served her country honorably in the Air Force, as a photographer. She then owned and operated a beautician shop. Dolores also worked as a corrections officer, where she started out as a switchboard operator and eventually worked her way up to shift commander. She enjoyed being a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, reading, playing pinochle, and going to the beach and Atlantic City, but above all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are three daughters, Lynn (Michael) Feiler of Hughesville, Gail (Norman) Cobb of Dumfries, VA and Lisa (Ray) Rodriguez of St. Louis, MO; two sons, William H. (Brenda) Zimmerman, V and Timothy Zimmerman both of Hughesville; and six grandchildren, Matthew Cobb, Erin (Kyle) Cobb-Fortner, Erik Rodriguez, Patrick Cobb, Alec Rodriguez, and William Zimmerman Vl.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Wallace Cheney; and a sister, Sheryl Cheney.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, February 19 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville ,with Rev. Cinda J. Brucker officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 120 S. Main St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

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

 

Posted: February 16, 2017




Irene M. Clopton

Irene M. Clopton, 57, of Old Lycoming Twp., passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at her home. She was born November 20, 1959 in Williamsport a daughter of Earl E. and Beryl I. Alexander Smith, Sr.

Irene was predeceased by her father; son, Martin Swisher and her brother, John Smith.

She is survived by her mother, Beryl I.; brothers, Earl E. (Pam) Smith, Jr. and Robert K. Smith; sisters, Ellen L. (Mike) Stabler and Charlene A. (Charles) Plank; her grandson, and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family suggests that donations be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: February 15, 2017

Stephen N. Nichols

Stephen N. Nichols, 69, of Lock Haven, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College.

Steve was born on September 14, 1947, the son of the late Alvin Nichols and Rose Gordner.

He was 1965 graduate of Jersey Shore High School.

Steve served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, enlisting June 1, 1970 and was Honorably Discharged February 8, 1972.

On January 18, 2003, he married the former Diane K. McHenry, whom survives.

He was employed at Jersey Shore Steel for over 30 years before his retirement on September 9, 2009.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Mason N. Nichols of Jersey Shore; a sister, Tammi Hofford of Williamsport and her two children, Ethan and Aaron Gohl; two step-children, Tracie J. (Brian Herbert) Gentzyel of Lock Haven and Scott M. (Toni) Mann of McElhattan; three step-grandsons, Derek, Devin and Dennis Gentzyel; and his very precious step-granddaughter, Kaylin M. Mann.

Per Steve’s wishes, private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 to assist with the funeral expenses.

 

Posted: February 15, 2017

Marie J. Hammer

Marie J. Hammer, 70, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Marie is survived by her husband of 44 years, Clyde T. Hammer.

Born May 23, 1946, in Elimsport, she was a daughter of the late Sylvester and Laura Moore.

Marie was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School and attended classes at Lycoming College. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and enjoyed horses and horse racing.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Scott Hammer and Marc Hammer, both of Williamsport, and a grandson Tim Roupp.

In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by a brother Fred Moore.
A funeral service to honor the life of Marie will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2017 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. There will be a viewing from 1 to 2 p.m.

Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery

Memorial Contributions may be made in Marie’s name to All Saints Episcopal Church, 1656 Scott Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: February 15, 2017




Guy W. Swarthout

Guy W. Swarthout, 74, of Jersey Mills passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Manor Care North in Williamsport’ PA

He was born December 21, 1942 in Jersey Mills a son of Donald G. and Martha Perry Swarthout. He was a Jersey Shore High School graduate and was employed by the former NY Central Railroad.

Guy’s survivors include 2 sisters; Connie Swarthout of Jersey Mills and Nancy Lockard of Linden along with 8 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, a sister Hazel Wentzel and her husband Jack and another brother in law Daniel Lockard.

Guy’s Life Tribute Service will be held at 11am Saturday February 18, 2017 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740 with Pastor Robert Reagan officiating. Visitation will be from 10 until 11am Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Okome Cemetery. His family suggests contributions be made to the funeral home to aid with expenses.

To leave your fondest memories of Guy please visit www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: February 15, 2017

Dorothy M. "Dottie" Lepley

Dorothy M. "Dottie" Lepley, 87, of Williamsport, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Theodore R. Lepley, on March 1, 2011.

Born Dec. 2, 1929, in Erin, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Cameron and Emma Mae (Hubbard) Blauvelt.

Dottie was the cafeteria manager for many years at Lycoming Valley Intermediate School.

She was a member of Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, the Wheel Inn and the former Antlers Club. She enjoyed cooking, baking and sewing. Dottie was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She cherished her time with family and friends.

Surviving are three sons, Steven C. Lepley (Susan), of Cogan Station, Mark A. Lepley (Mary), of Williamsport and Roger B. Lepley (Leslie), of Hampton, Va.; seven grandchildren, Kelly Stevens (Don), Nathan Lepley (Jessica), Joel Lepley, Melinda Moody (Ryan), Maggie Lepley, Elsa Lepley and Catherine Lepley; six great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Zachary and Emma Mae Stevens, Gracyn and Cainan Lepley and Tyler "T.J." Moody; two sisters, Doris Kline (Chuck), of Horseheads, N.Y. and Betty Lindsey, of Newark, Del.; and brother-in-law, Phil Libertore, of Millport, N.Y.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Blauvelt and two sisters, Velma Lindsey and Marilyn Libertore.

A funeral service to honor the life of Dottie will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. Robert G. Wallace officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Burial will be held private in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dottie's name to Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, 2898 Heshbon Road, Williamsport, PA 17701; or Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center, 2140 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, PA 17754.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 15, 2017

Paul L. Van Horn

Paul L. Van Horn, 86, of Hughesville died Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Gate House.

Born July 29, 1930 in Hughesville, he was a son of the late Ralph C. and Hazel Edna (Burkhart) Van Horn. His wife of 62 years, the former Helen Hubler, preceded him in death on January 28, 2017.

Paul served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, and during his time was stationed in Africa. He was a lifetime member the 40 et 8, Highland Lake Manor, the American Legion, and the VFW.

Surviving are two daughters, Paula (Jerome) Moser of Hughesville, and Candace (Richard) Nearhoof of Muncy; a sister, Leota O'Connor of Hughesville; a brother, Chalmer Van Horn of Muncy; two grandchildren, Brooke (George) Walters of Muncy and Brock Nearhoof of Loyalsock; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roland Van Horn.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 18, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Jerry Uppling officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Gatehouse Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Mapleton Community Center, 2350 Highland Lake Rd., Hughesville, PA 17737.

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

 

Posted: February 15, 2017




Henry "Hank" Belock

Henry "Hank" Belock, of 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, passed away on February 12, 2017.

He was born in Indiana, a son of John and Mary Belock. He graduated from Indiana High School and Lycoming College. Henry served in the Navy during World War II and retired from Avco-Textron in 1989 as purchasing manager.

Henry enjoyed traveling, reading, golf and workouts at the YMCA. He was a member of the Saint Joseph The Worker Parish, Republican and Harmonica Clubs.

Surviving are two sons, Chuck and Mark, both living in Dahlonega, Ga.; two grandchildren, Jessica and Will Belock; and one brother, George, living in Tucson, Ariz.

Henry was predeceased by his wife of 57 years.

A private family funeral and burial at Wildwood Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers.

www.crousefuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: February 13, 2017

Jane L. George

Jane L. George, 93, of Williamsport, died Sunday February 12, 2017 at Manor Care North, Williamsport.

Born September 26th 1923 in Philipsburg, she was the daughter of the late J. Kelly and Ruth (Peoples) Smouse.

Jane was a 1941 graduate of Williamsport High School and had attended Dickinson College. She had worked as an aid School of Hope. She was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Williamsport where she was active in many church activities and sang in the choir for over 75 years. Jane enjoyed traveling, camping, and fishing.

Surviving are her husband Charles E. George, Jr., whom she married July 17, 1948 and shared 68 years of wonderful times together, a son C. Steven George and wife Mary of Williamsport, and two grandchildren Jessica A. George and Meghan E. George.

She was preceded in death by her brother John “Jack” Kelley Smouse, Jr.

A funeral service to honor the life of Jane will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, February 16 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2233 Linn St. Williamsport. Burial will be held in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at church.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: February 13, 2017

Robert B. “Bob” Woodhead

Robert B. “Bob” Woodhead, 87, of Elkland Twp. died Monday, February 13, 2017 at Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital. He is the husband of Joan M. (Magee) Woodhead and would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary this month.

Born March 30, 1929 in Elkland Twp., he is the son of the late Francis I. and Lavinna B. (Caseman) Woodhead. Bob owned and operated his family's dairy farm, a Century Farm, on Millview Mountain in Sullivan County. He made maple syrup and was a noted area carpenter, building his own house and helping anyone who needed a carpenter. He was involved with The Sullivan County Fair Association. In 1973, Bob was a founding member of the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority and served on its board until his death. Bob was an Elkland Township Supervisor for many years, he tested dairy milk, and was a board member of the Soil Conservation District in Sullivan County, where he was recognized as Farmer of the Year in 1985. He loved to fish and enjoyed many trips to Canada. Bob enjoyed the outdoors, cutting firewood, and especially giving tours of his farm on his ATV.

Surviving in addition to his wife Joan, are four daughters, Jacqueline R. (Larry) Fassett of Overton, Holly S. (Scott) Wise of Laporte, Candice M. (Richard) Rexer of Dushore, Marsha H. (Matthew) Romberger of Sayre; three sons, Robert B. (Peggy Trautman) Woodhead, II of Forksville, Mark B. (Connie) Woodhead of Muncy, Jay D. Woodhead of Forksville; a brother R. Lee (Peggy) Woodhead of Montoursville; 22 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Sam Valenza of Moorpark, CA; and a sister-in-law, Louise Woodhead of Forksville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Cynthia Woodhead; two sisters, Myrna Valenza and Sylvia Bedford; and two brothers, Alpheus Kilmer and Leslie Woodhead.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 17, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Mr. James Magee, Robert’s brother-in-law, officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, Elkland Twp. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 16 at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: February 15, 2017




David H. Nyman

David H. Nyman, 94, of Williamsport, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born November 28, 1922, in Lock Haven, he was a son of the late Earl and Carrie (Wagner) Nyman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six siblings.

David was a US Army Veteran of WWII . He was a member of the American Legion Post 1. He worked as a manager and buyer of furniture at L.L. Stearns for 27 years, and retired from Beiter’s at the age of 83. David attended New Columbia God’s Missionary Church and was a member of the Gideon’s. He enjoyed reading his Bible, loved the Lord and serving his church and family.

Surviving are his wife Myrtle C. (Confair) Nyman, with whom he would have celebrated 75 years of marriage with on May 6th of this year, six children, David R. Nyman (Sandy) of Perkasie, Walt Nyman (Marion) of Williamsport, Sandra Reitz (Roger) of Clarion, Iowa, Gary Nyman (Joan) of Montoursville, , Paul Nyman (Suzann) of Williamsport, and Karen Lehman of Williamsport, 14 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and one great great grandson.

A funeral service to honor the life of David will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery, with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made in David’s name to Gideons International PO Box 140800 Nashville, TN 37214 or the Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o the Gatehouse 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 13, 2017

Kenneth B. Webster

Kenneth B. Webster, 87, of Montoursville, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at Manor Care Health Services, South. He was born August 26, 1929 in Philadelphia a son of John H. and Doris Blackburn Webster.

Kenny was a Korean War veteran serving in the Army, and retired as a professor from the Spartanburg Technical College.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Nancy G. Grau; daughters, Lisa (John) Cillo of Montoursville and Amy Webster of Spartanburg, SC; sisters, Cynthia (Leis) Peterson of Ariz. and Joyce Johnson of OH; four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

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

 

Posted: February 13, 2017

Frances A. Confer

Frances A. Confer 63, of Williamsport, died Saturday, February 11, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna Hospital, Williamsport.

Born August 22, 1953, in Baltimore, MD, she was a daughter of Richard and Frances (Lambert) Drabic. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years Jacob O. Confer, Jr. on August 22, 2013.

She was a graduate of Williamsport High School and graduated from Williamsport Area Community College with a CNA degree. She had worked at Wundies and the Olive Garden. Frances enjoyed baking, crocheting, sewing, reading Nora Roberts Books, and volunteering at First United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Most of all she loved her family and being with her grandchildren.

Surviving are four children Martha Lease (Tim) of Williamsport, Dorothy Setliff (Brian) of Sarasota, FL, Belinda Parsons (Bryan) of Williamsport, and Jacob O. Confer, III of Williamsport, eight grandchildren Cody, Zachery, Tasmin, Kortnei, Brian, Benjamin, Daemin, Sienna, and two sisters Sharline Litz of Avis, and Roberta Decker of Concord, NH.

A memorial service to honor the life of Frances will be held 1 PM Saturday, February 18 at First United Methodist Church, 604 Market St. Williamsport.

Burial will be private in Montoursville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Frances’ name may be made to First U.M.C. 604 Market St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: February 13, 2017




Alvin C. Bush

Alvin C. Bush, 93, of Williamsport, departed to be with his Lord on February 8, 2017.

He was born in Philipsburg, PA January 22, 1924 to Congressman Alvin Ray Bush and Lucinda Mattern Bush. A member of the Williamsport High Class of 1941, he went on to graduate from UNC Chapel Hill which inspired lifelong Tarheel loyalty. Alvin’s higher education was interrupted by service to his nation, as a Lieutenant Gunnery, Navigation and Executive Officer on the Landing Ship Tank (LST 025) in numerous naval engagements all over the the Pacific Theatre. After returning from the war, he found and married his eternal love and companion Elizabeth Louise Crooks. Together they accomplished their courtship dream, having four children: Charles (Carmen), Cindalyn, Karen, and Michael (Tera) who in turn added ten grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Alvin settled in Muncy Township with Betty and soon became an active businessman. He followed his father as General Manager of Williamsport Transportation Company and later founded three automotive dealerships. He also operated his parents’ dairy and crop farm, Wyno Farms in Muncy Township, and was a five-term President of Pennsylvania Guernsey Breeders Association. During his life he served on numerous civic and charitable missions.

First elected to the State Assembly in 1960 by his neighbors in the 84th District, Alvin accrued broad governmental experience in leadership positions of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Legislative Reference Bureau, Senate Staff and Bill Scranton’s 1964 Presidential Campaign. As a conservative conservationist, ACB was proud to represent most of Lycoming County during two ten-year spans. That experience allowed him to sponsor many pioneering Pennsylvania laws, including the first Strip Mine Control, Clean Water, Legislative Ethics and Consumer Protection Acts. Later he directed staff toward converting Pennsylvania to an elected Attorney General, establishing the Independent Crime Commission and statewide Grand Juries. At the end of his public service, he was pleased to lead the
Independent Regulatory Review Commission, which he had sponsored to create nearly 50 years earlier. Yet Alvin always felt that the capstone of his career was passing the legislation which set the Pennsylvania College of Technology as a gem in the Penn State crown. He was immensely honored to serve as Chairman of its Board for ten years as it grew in its mission. Alvin’s faith was never shaken through all of life’s reversals, he was a rapt storyteller and deployed his sharp wit to tease all those close to him. Early in life he invested himself in photography, watercolors landscapes, and oil portraits and loved hours spent fly-fishing by the streams of Pennsylvania. After retirement, he turned his passion for farming into landscaping an old spring-sodden farm near Brookside into a family treasure with his dear Seitzer cousins. Late in life he drew immense pleasure from regular Sunday gatherings and from planning the rebirth of the family home, “The Bush House,” as a site to gather and celebrate.

Alvin was preceded in death by his cherished wife Betty and grandchildren Nathaniel and Casey. He is survived by his sister, Shirley Eck (John), his children, grandchildren Tracy, Jacqueline, Laura, Rachel, Catherine, Jesse, Brian & Madeline.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the Bush Family Scholarship at the Penn College Foundation, One College Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to Valley View Nursing Center, 2140 Warrensville Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754, in recognition of the tender care of their remarkable staff.

There will be a public visitation 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St., Williamsport where the funeral will begin at 12:00 p.m. (Noon). Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy with military honors.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: February 13, 2017

Roberta Lois “Bertie” Coleman

Roberta Lois “Bertie” Coleman, 79, of Williamsport entered her eternal resting place, where she was greeted at the gates of heaven by her parents and brother Max on Friday, February 10, 2017.

Born June 20, 1937 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Ernestine (Herriman) Wahler.

Bertie was a 1955 graduate of Williamsport High School. She worked as a teacher’s aide for Williamsport Area School District for many years, and became the librarian at Round Hills Elementary for eight years. Bertie was a member of Garden View Church of Christ. She enjoyed camping, reading, but loved taking care of her family.

She leaves behind her husband of 61 years, Jack L. Coleman, Sr., four children, Glenda L. Wheeler (Bob) of Morris, Jack L. Coleman, Jr. of Williamsport, Ronald L. Coleman of Williamsport, Dion L. Coleman (Mary Lou) of Trout Run, six grandchildren, one great grandson, a brother Robert Wahler (Charlotte) of Maine, three sisters, Doris Sander of Georgia, Sharon Greninger (Gene) of Montgomery, and Dawn Kehrer (Darryl) of Virginia.

A memorial service to honor the life of Roberta will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Bertie’s name may be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o Home Care and Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, or Garden View Church of Christ 1941 Princeton Ave. Williamsport, PA 17701

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: February 13, 2017

Bobby O. Little

Bobby O. Little, 76, of Plunketts Creek Twp., died Feb. 11, 2017 at his residence.  He was born Nov. 10, 1940 in Gallatin, Tenn., the son of Thomas L. and Iva L. (Holder) Little.

He retired after 20 years of service as Sergeant 1st Class from the U.S. Army where he served as a combat medic in the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War.  He enjoyed woodworking, carpentry, and watching football, especially the Tennessee Volunteers.

Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter, Sandra Kelly; brother, Fred and a sister, Earlene Chatman.

Surviving are his wife of 35 years, the former Peggy J. Heim; a son, John Matthew (Alaina) Little of Greenback, Tenn.; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.  Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.  Military Honors will be accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co. Honor Guard.  Friends and family will be received from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co., c/o Howard Wilt, P.O. Box 3232, Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: February 13, 2017




Roma Lillian Zener

Roma Lillian Zener, 78, of Loganton passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Mt. Nittany Medical Center.

Born January 7, 1939 on Little Plum Run Road, Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late C. Alton and Edith Luella Burkholder Merrill.

Roma was a 1957 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

On May 10, 1958, she married Calvin B. Zener who preceded her in death in 2003.

Roma was employed at the former Holiday Inn of Lamar as well as Gettig Technologies in Spring Mills.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Tylersville.

Roma was a social person, enjoying the time she spent with friends as well as cherishing the time she spent with children and grandchildren.

Surviving are six children: Debora (Jerry) Peters of Loganton, Brenda Cline of Tylersville, Tina (Ronald) Schauer of Lock Haven, Diana (Travis, Sr.) Long of Lock Haven, Calvin Zener, Jr. of Tylersville, and Elisha Zener of Tylersville; a brother, Robert G. Merrill, Sr.; a sister, Harriet Smith; 18 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Duane and Jerry Merrill; two sisters, Fern Carson and Edith Zinck; and two infant brothers.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 11 A.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Roger Snyder officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Monday from 6-8 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to either St. John’s United Church of Christ or to her family.

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

 

Posted: February 10, 2017

Orvilla B. Thomas

Orvilla B. Thomas, 81, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, February 09, 2017 at Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Born, February 10, 1935, in Buttonwood, she is a daughter of the late Maynard and Helen (Knipe) Schmouder.

Orvilla retired from GTE Sylvania after 25 years of service. She enjoyed attending Bible study, and playing bingo. Orvilla’s greatest passion was her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are a son, Frank “Rusty” Thomas and spouse Melanie of Williamsport and a daughter, Debra L. Fox and spouse Donald of South Williamsport; four grandchildren, Pam Duvall, Brenda Oberheim and spouse Mark, Tripp Thomas, and Taite Thomas; 11 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Orvilla was preceded in death by four sisters, Clara Edler, Freda Phelps, Mary Gailbraith, and Lillian Schmelzle.

A funeral service to honor the life of Orvilla will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, PA 17701. A viewing will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at Sanders. Burial will follow in Friedens Cemetery, Liberty.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: February 10, 2017

John H. Dowling

John H. Dowling, 90, of English Center, died Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Manor Care Jersey Shore.

Born November 17, 1926 in English Center, he was a son of Norman E. and C. Alice (Carson) Dowling. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years Dorothy E. Dowling on June 19, 2013, and 10 brothers and sisters.

John was a 20 year Veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. He retired as a machinist from AVCO, and also was a former employee of Pine Township. He was a member of the VFW Jersey Shore.

Surviving are four sons John H. Dowling, Jr. (Sarah) of Anniston, AL, Donald E. Dowling (Margaret) of Grantville, George E. Dowling (Anna) of Victory Mills, NY, and Leonard E. Dowling (Ceri) of English Center, 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren, and a sister Lela Yoder of Williamsport.

In keeping with John’s wishes services and burial in English Center Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations in John’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: February 10, 2017




Carla Renee Boone

Carla Renee Boone of 230 S. Academy St., Boalsburg passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 3 A.M. at Hershey Medical Center Cancer Institute after a brief illness.

Born January 24, 1962, Carla was the daughter of Joan S. Boone and the late Howard H. Boone of Tylersville.

Carla graduated from Sugar Valley High School and Empire Beauty School.

She ran her own beauty shop, Carla’s Carousel of Beauty for over 30 years in Boalsburg, serving many beloved patrons.

Carla is survived by her mother, Joan; one brother, Lenny; numerous nieces, uncles, and cousins; her adopted daughter, Lindsey Klobe and her sons, Keegan and Maddox.

Memorial contributions in Carla’s name may be made to the Hershey Medical Center Cancer Institute, 500 University Dr., Hershey, Pa 17033.

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: February 9, 2017

Richard N. "Rich" Strasburg

Richard N. "Rich" Strasburg, 92, of Williamsport, passed away, Thursday, February 9, 2017, at the Williamsport Home.

Surviving is his wife, Phyllis R. (Shumbat) Strasburg.

Born April 16, 1924, in Saginaw, Mich., he was a son of the late Jesse and Hazel (Funk) Strasburg.

Rich attended Lehigh University and was a member of Phi Kappa Alpha. He was a World War II Navy Veteran. Following his military service he was employed at the former AVCO as a Chief Analytical Engineer and retired in 1985 after 36 years of service.

Rich formerly attended Trinity United Methodist Church where he was a 50 year member and First United Methodist Church, Muncy. Rich was the last charter member of the Lycoming Creek Lions Club, past president, Melvin Jones fellow and a lifetime member. After retirement he enjoyed upholstering, stain glass and one stroke painting. He was an avid reader and formerly enjoyed golfing.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Judith E. Gohl (Richard), of Albuquerque, N.M., Patricia L. Dudek (Gregory Wittle), of Mount Joy, and Jessica L. Sciubba, of West Chester; a brother, David Strasburg (Jane), of Williamsport; a sister, Joanne Weidman, of Williamsport, six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Marian A. (Spotts) Strasburg; a daughter, Susan K. "Susie" Strasburg, and three sisters, Phyllis Smith, Maxine Stryker, and Donna Mae Blanchard.

A funeral service to honor the life of Rich will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 15 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 10, 2017

David H. Nyman

David H. Nyman, 94, of Williamsport, passed away surrounded by family on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

A full obituary will appear at a later date.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 10, 2017




Wanda K. (Pearsall) Hughes

Wanda K. (Pearsall) Hughes, 94, of Lock Haven, went to be with her Lord on Monday, February 6, 2017 at the Jersey Shore Hospital.

She was married to the late Russell A. Hughes on March 9, 1946 and they celebrated 64 years as husband and wife until his death in 2010.

Wanda was born on June 16, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Otto B. and Myrtle D. (Smith) Pearsall. She graduated from Ralston High School. She was a dedicated homemaker who in her early years had worked as a telephone operator and at various sewing factories. Wanda was Protestant by faith and had enjoyed sewing, crafts, crocheting and was an avid book reader and collector.

Wanda is survived by one son; Otto R. Hughes (Georgia) of Lock Haven, four grandchildren; Aaron R. Hughes (Kathy), Ethan R. Hughes (Eileen), Autumn R. Price (Brandon) and Daisy M. Downey (Cameron), three step grandchildren; Pennie Bodley, Martha Dingman and Nathan Dingman, nine great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one grandson; Andrew R. Hughes, one brother; Carleton Pearsall and one sister; Freda Crist.

There will be a public viewing 12 – 1 p.m. Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore where the funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. The Reverend George C. Grossman will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: February 8, 2017

Connie A. Bower

Connie A. Bower, 76, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Rose View Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel D. Bower.

Born July 7, 1940, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Helen (Shaffer) Sholder.

Connie was previously employed at Cobbler’s Ladies Shoe Outlet, GTE Sylvania, and Bailey’s Control. She enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, farming, and flower gardening. She was a country music fan and traveled to see various shows and concerts to watch her brother-in-law’s perform.

Surviving are her significant other, Daniel Hoover with whom she resided, a brother, Gilbert “Pete” Sholder, of McElhattan, two sisters, Roberta Jameson (Albert), of Trout Run, Jerri Haas (Gene), of Williamsport, a sister-in-law, Betty Sholder, of Jersey Shore, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephew, and great-great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Lewie Sholder, and two sisters, Carol Cohick and Maudie “Sue” Mosteller.

A funeral service to honor the life of Connie will be held 2 p.m. Monday, February 13 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. Burial will follow in Buchanan Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Connie’s name to the Lycoming Animal Protection Society, 195 Philips Park Drive, South Williamsport, PA 17702 or the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 9, 2017

Nina R. Dymeck

Nina R. Dymeck, 88, of Williamsport, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2017, at Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center.

Born October 26, 1928, in Erie, Nina was a daughter of the late Samuel and Victoria (Huff) Jones. Nina shared 59 years of marriage with her husband Arthur D. “Bay” Dymeck before his passing on March 13, 2013.

A graduate of Williamsport High School, Nina retired as a secretary from Brodart and also worked at Sylvania, Ferno Ille and Armor Leather. She was a member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church and enjoyed going on trips to Mohegan Sun Casino. She and her husband loved traveling and she especially enjoyed trips to Disney World. One of Nina’s favorite past times was sitting on her patio watching the hummingbirds and feeding her chipmunk from the palm of her hand.

Surviving are two daughters, Shelby Mulberger (Lonny Horne) of Trout Run, Sharon McGee (Michael) of Williamsport; a son Larry Guisewite of Williamsport; nine grandchildren, Robbie Mulberger (Jennifer), Erica Mulberger (David Bohanick), Shana Dymeck (Jeff Stone), Hunter Duffield, Jessica Wilcox, Kristen Guisewite, Kylie Probst (Thomas), Kelcie McGee and Dakota McGee; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister Shirley Andrews of Williamsport.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a son, Barry Dymeck; a grandson Justin Guisewite; and a daughter-in-law Vicki Guisewite.

A funeral service to honor the life of Nina will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 13, 2017 at St. John’s-Newberry UMC, 2101 Newberry St. Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. Sunday, February 12, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport.

Memorial contributions may be made in Nina’s name to St. John’s-Newberry UMC, 2101 Newberry St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 9, 2017




Holly D. Pettit

Holly D. Pettit, 63, of Avis passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Manor Care North, Williamsport.

Born October 11, 1953 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Carl F. Hakes and Shirley A. Trimble Moore.

Holly attended both Williamsport Area Community College and Lock Haven University, graduating Cum Laude and being named to the Dean’s List.

She was formerly employed as an Executive Secretary at Hope Enterprise.

Surviving is her daughter and son-in-law, Eileen and Ethan Hughes of Avis; four grandchildren: Angela, Tiffani, Ashley, and Mark Renzo, Jr.; five great grandchildren: Carley, Aybree, Deklyn, Carter, and Emmitt; five siblings: Melody Ditzler, Earl Moore, Jr., Mara Moore, Erin Karichner, and Ann Frankhouser; an aunt, Linda Gansel; and her step-parents, Earl R. Moore, Sr. and Dorothy M. Hakes.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Freddy Pettit, III.

Holly was an avid reader and enjoyed shopping.

Her family was her world, and in turn, she was loved and adored by all of her family.

A visitation will be held at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 5 until 7 P.M.

Holly will privately be laid to rest beside her son, Freddy, at Twin Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc. to assist with funeral expenses.

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

 

Posted: February 8, 2017

Shirley D. Aunkst

Shirley D. Aunkst, 82, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 in the Susquehanna Health Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at Muncy. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Thursday, October 18, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Erman and Clara (Buck) Bennett.

She was the widow of Thomas A. Aunkst who preceded her in death on July 6, 2014.

Shirley was employed by the former Rochelle Furniture Factory, Lending Textiles and Montgomery Mills.

She is survived by six children, Thomas R. Aunkst, Montgomery, PA; James R. and wife Paulette Bennett, Shippensburg, PA; Rhonda and husband Donald Gray, Montgomery, PA; Vicki Kay and husband Randall Hans, Montgomery, PA; Debra Lou Woodcock, Williamsport, PA; Edward A. and wife Kass Hall, Jr., Montgomery, PA and one sister, Darlene Sharr, Montgomery, PA. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Shirley was preceded in death by her brother, James R. Bennett, Sr. and one sister, Betty Grimm.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, February 13, 2017 with Max L. Walters, Jr., pastor of the Lairdsville Faith Church, officiating. Interment will be in the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Cemetery, Clinton Twp., Lycoming County, PA.

Friends may call on Monday from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: February 8, 2017

Helen F. (Bottorf) Goodbrod

Helen F. (Bottorf) Goodbrod, 87, of Jersey Shore, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at Manor Care, Jersey Shore.

Helen was married to the late William G. Goodbrod on June 1, 1948 and they were married for 54 years at the time of his death in 2002.

Helen was born on April 8, 1929 in Flemington and was the daughter of the late T. Gordon and Odessa Ellen (Wheeler) Bottorf. She graduated from S. Williamsport High School. She had worked as a Local Registrar from 1964 – 1972, J.C. Penney’s, and then retired after 22 years as a secretary for the Lycoming County District Justice Office. Helen was a member of the Faith Fellowship Worship Center. After retiring, she and her late husband had owned and operated the Ye Olde Library Bed & Breakfast. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and her grandchildren. She was always active in any of her children’s activities.

Helen is survived by two sons; Randy L. Goodbrod (Barbara) of Nashville, NC and Ronald L. Goodbrod (Jeri) of McElhattan, five daughters; Diane L. Cunningham (Barry) of Jersey Shore, Debra L. Alexander (Robert) of Jersey Shore, Denise L. Hurlbutt of Jersey Shore and companion James Robbins of Williamsport, Donalee L. Goodbrod (Kirstin) Griffen of Wilton, CT and Dawn L. Reed and companion Fred Thompson of Phoenix, AZ, 21 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, one daughter-in-law; Judy Goodbrod of Jersey Shore and one sister-in-law; Elnora J. “Peanut” Bottorf of Williamsport. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son; Rick A. Goodbrod, two brothers; James and Kenneth Bottorf and one sister; Mabel Bottorf.

There will be a public viewing 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. The funeral will be held 9:00 a.m. Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the funeral home with Elder Randy L. Goodbrod officiating. Burial will follow in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: February 8, 2017




Loretta F. Chilcot

Loretta F. Chilcot, 85, of Lock Haven passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born September 11, 1931 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late William and Bertha Fillinger Croak.

Loretta was a graduate of Lock Haven High School.

Together with her husband James Chilcot, she owned and operated Chilcot’s Restaurant on Bald Eagle Street for over 40 years.

Loretta attended the Mill Hall Church of Christ.

She enjoyed camping, spending time at the river lot, gardening, baking, and taking long walks when her health allowed.

Surviving are four children: Judy (Jeff Ryder) Liegey of Lock Haven, Rick (Connie) Kreamer of Lock Haven, Allen (Bonnie) Kreamer of Lock Haven, and Glenda (Bill) Merkel of Jersey Shore; a brother, Larry Shaffer of Mill Hall; a sister, Mary Miller of Lock Haven; nine grandchildren: Tina Kreamer, Stacey (Eric) French, Rayna (Shawn) Hoke, Travis (Jenn) Liegey, Rickey Kreamer, Jr., Jessica Kreamer, Zachary Kreamer, Aleese (Mike) Drawbaugh, and Nathan Wagner; and 10 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Kreamer; her second husband, James Chilcot; and 10 siblings.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Jim Redmon officiating. Private burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 6 P.M. until the time of the service.

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

 

Posted: February 7, 2017

Winona G. “Hill” Tompkins

Winona G. “Hill” Tompkins, 70, of Lock Haven, passed away, Friday, February 3, 2017.

She was born in Sayre on January 22, 1947, the daughter of the late, Walter T. and Leatrice “Smith” Hill.

She was the wife of Ray Tompkins and they shared many wonderful years together before his passing in 1985.

Winnie was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lamar and lover her brothers and sisters very much.

She was a homemaker that loved to do crafting and putting together puzzles. Along with crafts and puzzles she liked to paint with water colors. Winnie just adored her cat Smokey.

Winnie is survived by her two brothers; Lonnie (Carrie), of Front Royal, VA and Nelson (Chelan), of San Rafael, Ca also several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Wilfred.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that any memorial contributions be sent to the Clinton County SPCA, 33 Mill Hill Rd., Lock Haven, PA 17745.

There will be a celebration of Winnie’s life at Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St. Jersey Shore on Friday, February 10, 2017. Visitation will be from 9am-11am with a service following. Interment will be in Green Lawn Cemetery in Montgomery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St. Jersey Shore.

Please visit our website to leave the family condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: February 7, 2017

Lucille H. Engler

Lucille H. Engler, 90, of South Williamsport, passed away on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at Valley View Nursing Center.

Lucille was born in Williamsport, on Feb. 3, 1927, the daughter of Stanley T. and Sophia Kirejewski Dymeck.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Her and her husband owned and operated Engler Heating Service from 1946 until 1976.

Her husband, Philip H. Engler, died Oct. 16, 1986. Surviving are her son, Timothy F. Engler, of South Williamsport and a sister, Florence Poretta.

In addition to her parents and husband, three brothers, Stanley, Donald and Charles Dymeck, all preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., on Thursday at 10 a.m. with her pastor, Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Carmel of Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions may be made to: National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, P.O. Box 2049, Doylestown, PA 18901-0619.

Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., is handling arrangements. www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: February 8, 2017




Charles A. Hahn

Charles A. Hahn, 92, of 209 E. Keller St., Castanea, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at home.

He was born in Orviston on May 21, 1924, the son of the late Raymond Grant and Anna Mary Nearhood Hahn.

Charles was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving from March 1943 to February 1946 and was a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal.

He was employed at Piper Aircraft as a Lead Man for over 40 years, retiring when Piper left Lock Haven. He also worked on the side for his uncle’s business, Hahn Roofing of Flemington.

Charles was the oldest active member of the Flemington First Church of Christ.

He enjoyed fishing, going to Knoebels Grove Amusement Park, and attending the “Old Orviston Days” annual festival. He also loved his many trips to Florida with his family and visiting his brother in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Charles is survived by two daughters, Kimberly (Paul) Vance of Castanea and Kelly Hahn of New York; a daughter-in-law, Trudy Hahn of Renovo; five grandchildren, Mike (Kristin) Vance, Heather (Justin) McKeague, Wayne (Diana) Hahn, Shelley (Shawn) Sockman and KaSara Hahn; and many great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Hahn; and two brothers, Ken and Mervin Hahn.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Flemington First Church of Christ, 714 Canal St., Mill Hall, Pa 17751 with Rev. Mark Riley officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Flemington First Church of Christ.

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

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

 

Posted: February 6, 2017

Teresa D. George

Teresa D. George, 58, of Blanchard passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at her home.

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

 

Posted: February 7, 2017

Miriam Schuck Weiss McCarrick

Miriam Schuck Weiss McCarrick, known to many as “Mim”, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Miriam was born on October 15, 1926 in Germantown and was the only child of the late Frederick and Marie (Waidner) Schuck.

She was predeceased by her husband, Addison McCarrick. She was the mother of two sons; R. Kenneth Weiss (Janet Hurwitz) of Williamsport and David F. Weiss of West Grove, one step daughter; Candace Anuzis (Peter) of Basking Ridge, NJ, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Miriam had lived in the greater Philadelphia area and Macungie most of her life. She moved to Williamsport about a year ago, where she enjoyed this last chapter of her life at Leighton Place (formerly Rose View Court). She made many friends there, enjoyed the activities and loved the family atmosphere. The staff and other residents quickly became her extended family.

She played tennis and golf most of her life and enjoyed playing bridge even up through her last years. She was an avid reader, usually reading one book every week. Her mind remained sharp and followed world events daily, enjoying conversations about any current topic.

She loved God and her family and friends and will be missed by many.

Friends and family will be received from 1 – 2 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. At her request, her son and pastor, Ken Weiss will officiate the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to PGSS (PA Governor’s School for the Sciences) www.pgsscampaign.org or 161 West Hills Drive, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the James V. Brown Library, www.jvbrown.edu.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: February 7, 2017




Lena C. Sechler

Lena C. Sechler, 100, the oldest living resident of Turbotville, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Watsontown Health and Rehab where she had been residing since 2014.

Born May 13, 1916 in Lewis Twp., Northumberland County, she was the daughter of the late John S. and Melva C. (Rovenolt) Moser. She was married to Robert Earl Sechler for 47 years until his death December 22, 1987.

She graduated from the former Turbotville High School in 1932 and had worked at Smith, Levine & Harris Shirt Factory in Williamsport and the Turbotville Hosiery Factory.
She was a member of the Senior Action Center, Watsontown, AARP, Rambler’s Club, Lewisburg, the former Turbotville Civic Club and Turbotville Homemakers.

Lena was the oldest member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Turbotville where she was also a member of the Sunshine Bible class and the Jolly Bunch.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, gardening, making quilts, and playing Bingo.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald E. and Kathy Sechler, Turbotville; two daughters and sons-in-law: Shirley A. and Ed Prosser, Elizabethtown, and Gloria E. and Bill Appleman, Turbotville; eight grandchildren: Desiree, Michael, Robin, Nathaniel, Courtney, Ann Marie, Elizabeth, and Alyssa; five great-grandchildren: Kathleen, Brian II, Samantha, Olivia, and Maggie; and three great-great grandchildren: Nicholas, Braylyne, and Colton.

Preceding her in death besides her husband was her son, Larry R. Sechler in 2008; three sisters: Edna Dildine, 2008, Florence Metzger, 2014, and Grace Marie Moser, 1929.

Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 8 PM Friday at Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc, PC, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville and from 10 to 11 AM Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, 39 Paradise Street, Turbotville where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Erwin C. Roux, her pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Turbotville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in Lena’s memory be made to Zion Lutheran Church at PO Box 277, Turbotville, PA 17772.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: February 6, 2017

Shirley M. Cowher

Shirley M. Cowher, 80, Williamsport, died Wednesday February 1, 2017 at Manor Care North.

Born September 18, 1936, in Williamsport she was a daughter of the late Henry L. and Mary C. (Sholley) Schaeffer. She was preceded in death by her husband Myron Paul Cowher on February 20, 2005; along with son, Michael Cowher in 1960, granddaughter, Joanne Cowher and brother, Edwin J. Schaeffer.

She worked as a seamstress for many years at Weldons, Arrow Shirt, and several other manufacturers, and then as a housekeeper at Quality Inn. She was a member of Faxon Bowling Leagues for nearly three decades, The Williamsport Moose Lodge # 384 and their shuffleboard teams and 49ers club.

Surviving are a daughter; Margaret A. Cowher of Virginia; three sons; Russell (Loretta) P. Cowher of Carbondale, Myron M. Cowher of Williamsport, Steven (Vicki) Cowher of Williamsport.; grandchildren; Devin T. McFall, Steven J. Cowher, Jr., Megan E. Cowher, Kathleen C. Cowher, and Gavin Schomburg; a sister Kathleen M. Beaver of Williamsport.

A memorial service will be held 11 AM Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. prior to service at Sanders Mortuary.

Burial will be private in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: February 6, 2017

Patricia Ann Caris

Patricia Ann Caris, 79, of Mil Hall passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing.

Born July 29, 1936 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth Shuey and Marion Heineman Shuey Stalter.

Patricia was a graduate of Lock Haven High School.

Over the years she worked for various companies including Hammermill Paper Company, Piper Aircraft, and Woolrich Woolen Mills. Most recently she was employed as a cashier at Bilo.
Patricia enjoyed sewing, quilting, and making crafts.

Surviving are two sons, Ken (Pam) Winkleman of Port Orange, Florida and Bill (Stacie) Winkleman of Middlesex, New Jersey; a brother, Bob (Mary Beth) Shuey of Gettysburg; James Caris of Mill Hall; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lamar Township Volunteer Fire Company, 91 Firehouse Rd., Mill Hall, Pa 17751.

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: February 6, 2017




Elizabeth I. “Hazel” Cummiskey

Elizabeth I. “Hazel” Cummiskey, 100, formerly of Duboistown died Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born July 1, 1916 in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Frances Pence DeVito.

Elizabeth retired as a technician from the Williamsport Hospital and was a member of the hospital retirees association.

Elizabeth was a member of Christian Apostolic Church where she played the organ and piano. She enjoyed crocheting and making quilts.

Surviving is her daughter, Christine F. (Dan) Bower of Mosquito Valley, five grandchildren, Matthew, Olivia, Julie, Ellen and Patrick and 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Patrick F. Cummiskey, a daughter, Patricia Albert and siblings, Armeta Gnoffo and Thomas DeVito.

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

Memorial contributions in Elizabeth’s name may be made to The Gatehouse C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: February 6, 2017

Ronald L. "Ronnie" Webb Sr.

Ronald L. "Ronnie" Webb Sr., 66, of Williamsport, passed away, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Hershey Medical Center.

Born Nov. 22, 1950, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Lewis A. and Arlene A. (Lammers) Webb.

Ronnie attended Williamsport High School and was previously employed with Bethlehem Steel. He was an avid train collector, animal lover, jack of all trades and loved bargain shopping after Christmas. Most of all, Ronnie was a loving and devoted husband, dad and grandfather. He will be deeply missed by his family and the great advice he was also willing to give.

Surviving is his wife, Clara P. (Guthrie) Webb; a son, Ronald L. Webb Jr. (Heather), of Williamsport; two daughters, Clair A. Webb (Chris), of South Williamsport and Tammy A. Stachowski (Paul), of Williamsport; a brother, Donald Webb, of South Williamsport; seven grandchildren, Tyler, Rhianne, Kylee, Damian, Drake, Paul III and Justin; a brother-in-law, Rusty Guthrie, of Cogan Station; two sister-in-laws, "Uncle" Doris Sweeny, of Jersey Shore and Helen Dunkleberger (John), of Ariz.; his two dogs, Molly and Missy; and cat, Maggie.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Shaelynne; a brother, Ricky Webb; a sister, Jeanie Pricher; and beloved dog, Cocoa Dog.

A visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ronnie's name to his wife, Clara P. Webb, 1028 High St., Williamsport, PA 17701, to help defray expenses.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 6, 2017

Jody Pennycoff

Jody Pennycoff, 54, of Cogan Station, passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia.

Born Aug. 28, 1962, in Jersey Shore, she was a daughter to Robert and Crystal (Smeltzer) Rummings.

Jody Pennycoff... our genuine unassuming hippy chick... mountain girl, grow everything... preserve everything... honey making... calendula salve?! making... fresh egg provider... sew everything... tie dye everything... love everything... and everyone... best wife... best mom... best sister... best daughter... best friend... who learns to play the ukulele at 50?

Jody was a 1980 graduate of Jersey Shore High School. She was employed by Woolrich for 26 years then was the owner of the Stony Springs Sew Shop. She was a member of the Jersey Shore Elks Lodge No. 1057, PENNAPIC (PA Backyard Beekeepers Association), and the Pennsylvania State Bee Keepers Association.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her loving husband, Duke Pennycoff; her children, Heidi Buxton and Jan Oechler; sisters, Vicky (Tom) Murray, Tammy (Dave) Thompson and Cindy Alexander; grandchildren, Darien and Aryana Buxton and Aubrey Oechler; several nieces and nephews; and other close children she loved as her own.

A celebration of Jodyás life will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at the Jersey Shore Assembly of God, 172 Antes Fort Main St., Antes Fort. Visitation will be held 4 to 6 p.m. at church. A time of food and fellowship will follow at the Jersey Shore Elks Lodge.

Family will provide flowers and ask for memorial contributions in Jodyás name be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center at www.foxchase.org or the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, Jersey Shore.

www.WelkerFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 6, 2017




Esta S. Whipple

Esta S. Whipple, 90, of Hughesville, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017 at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg where she had been a medical patient.

Born January 28, 1927 in Penn Twp., Lycoming County, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Mae (Boudman) Frantz. She was married to Warren S. Whipple who preceded her in death in 1981.

Esta was a 1945 graduate of Hughesville High School and a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church.

Earlier in life she had worked at the former Ciraulo’s Tasty Freeze in Hughesville and later cleaned homes around the Hughesville area for many years.

She enjoyed quilting for over 60 years.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law: Wesley S. and Ellen Whipple, Mifflinburg and Wayne S. and Susan Whipple, Muncy; a daughter, Pam F. Whipple, Hughesville; four grandchildren: Nathan, Kimberly, Amy, and William; and seven great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death besides her husband was a brother, Wilfred D. Frantz in 1974.

Friends and family are invited to call from 10 to 11 AM Friday at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville where a memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Max L. Walters, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: February 6, 2017

Perry Webb

Perry Webb, 58 of Turbotville passed away on February 1, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center.

He was born March 18, 1958 to the late Phillip and Viola Martin. He was raised by his loving parents Harold Webb and the late Madeline (Booth) Webb. Later by Stella (Woods) Webb.

He was a 1976 graduate of Warrior Run High School. He owned his own business, Perry Webb Heating. He was well respected in the community. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He belonged to Whilde Shots Rod and Gun Club and went to Canada every year to go fishing.

He is survived by his father Harold Webb, his wife, Patricia (Rea) Webb, two daughters Heather Madle and Amy Dieffenbach; one son, David Dieffenbach; seven siblings, Phyllis Messinger, Jacqueline Schwartz, Michael Lutz, Connie Germini, Debbie Ranck, Percy Webb, and Kathryn Keiser; and three grandchildren, Talara Cromley, Jonas and Soren Madle.

He was preceded in death by his mother Madeline (Booth) Webb, his brother Joe Martin and his sister June Martin.

There will be a public viewing on Wednesday February 8, 2017 from 6p.m.- 8p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home and Cremation Svc, PC, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville. The burial will be at the convenience of the family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers send donations may be made to Brooks Funeral Home for help with funeral expenses.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: February 6, 2017

Shirley L. Schoch

Shirley L. Schoch, 87, of Williamsport, passed away, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Surviving is her husband of 49 years, J. Emerson Schoch.

Born April 5, 1929, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Clair Simpson and Edna Mae (Frick) Lowe.

Shirley was a member of Tabernacle Baptist. She was employed at the former GTE Sylvania for 27 years. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and helping her husband, Emerson, with firewood.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Keith L. Schoch, of Montoursville and four grandchildren, Taylor, Dalton, Sidney and Jeffery.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Gary S. Egli and Carey L. Schoch.

A funeral service to honor the life of Shirley will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. Joel W. Long officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Burial will be held private in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Shirley's name to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 911 W. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 6, 2017




Patricia E. Albert

Patricia E. Albert, 69, of DuBoistown, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia. Patricia was the loving wife of Paul T. Albert, whom she shared 47 years of marriage.

Born October 26, 1947, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Patrick Cummiskey and Elizabeth (DeVito) Cummiskey of Williamsport.

Patricia graduated from South Williamsport Area High School in 1965. She was an artist and enjoyed painting, gardening, cooking, spending time at her cabin and taking trips to Rehoboth Beach, DE. She was a second degree black belt in karate and taught karate at multiple towns across Pennsylvania. Patricia was a member of Christian Apostolic Church of Williamsport.

Surviving in addition to her mother and husband are two daughters, Julie E. Albert-Kline (Daniel), of Menifee, Calif., and Ellen C. Albert-Clem of South Williamsport; seven grandchildren, Blayze, Cyprus, Tennyson, Coco, Knox, Cashe and Charlotte; a

sister Christine Bower (Daniel) of Mosquito Valley and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to honor the life of Patricia will be held noon Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, with Pastor, Brother Isaac Ponzani, officiating. Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made in Patricia’s name to: Please Releash Me, 352 Horseshoe Road Dushore, PA 18614.

www.SanderMortuary.com

 

Posted: February 3, 2017

Damian D. Abbott

Damian D. Abbott, 22, of Williamsport, passed away Feb. 1, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born May 8, 1994 in Watertown, NY, the son of Thomas C. Abbott, Sr. and Sonia Arias.

He graduated from Montoursville Area High School in 2012, joined the U.S. Marines and served 3 ½ years while also serving a tour in Afghanistan. He enjoyed computers and anything with information technology.

Surviving are his father and stepmother, Ceville of Fort Polk, LA; mother of Lewisburg; paternal grandparents, Larry (DorothyMorrison) Abbott of Utica, NY; maternal grandfather, Damaso Arias of Puerto Rico; brothers, Thomas, Jr. and Gilbert Abbott both of Lewisburg; step brother, Gavin Mickley; sisters, Ashley Abbott of Lozi, NJ and Claire Abbott of Lewisburg and one niece, Kymlie Abbott.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Rev. Michael S. McCormick officiating . Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County Honor Guard.

Friends and family will be received from 6 – 8 p.m., Monday, February 6 at the funeral home.

 

Posted: February 6, 2017

Roger M. Fink

Roger M. Fink, 51 of Williamsport, died January 29, 2017 in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born in Williamsport on July 31, 1965, he was the son of James and Cheryle Gilson Fink.

Roger was a graduate of Montgomery High School and earned an A.A.S. Degree in Culinary Arts Technology from the Pennsylvania College of Technology. A talented chef, Roger worked in a variety of settings over the years, but he was most proud of his work at Pazzo Restaurant, where he was the chef/owner. More recently, he has been a chef at Morrone’s Cafe, Williamsport. Roger was passionate about his daughter, great food, his dogs, and last, but by no means least, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He is survived by his daughter, Madison Schemery Fink, of Williamsport; his parents, James and Cheryle Fink ,of Montgomery; his brothers, Jason C. Fink (Pam) of Williamsport and Timothy J. Fink (Jennifer) of Montgomery as well as by his two half-siblings, Michele Jeselnik, of Williamsport, and Matthew Jeselnik (Bonnie), of Alaska; his former wife, Mary C. Schemery; his grandmother, Barbara Fink, of Greensburg ,Pa., and his many nieces, nephews, cousins ,aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Viola Gilson, by his paternal grandfather, O. James Fink, his father Roger Jeselnik, and grandparents, Henry and Yolanda Jeselnik.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd. Williamsport on February 10, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. with Msgr. Stephen McGough officiating The family will receive friends at the church from 8:30 to 9:30 am. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family and memorial contributions in Roger’s name may be made to the PCT School of Hospitality and Business, 1 College Ave., Williamsport Pa. 17701 or to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A, 2805 Reach Road Williamsport Pa. 17701.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangement.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: February 6, 2017




C. Richard Hodge

C. Richard Hodge, 81, of Williamsport passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Gatehouse in Williamsport.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

 

Posted: February 2, 2017

Ethel M. Ashton

Ethel M. Ashton, 59, of Williamsport died Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born December 21, 1957 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Emerson and Joann Gair Eiswerth.

Ethel was the manager at the UNI Mart in Newberry, where she worked for the past 30 years. Earlier in life she bowled at the Harvest Moon lanes.

She is survived by her companion of 30 years, Thomas W. Applegate, a sister Kathy (Dean) Pepperman of Linden, a brother Tryon Eiswerth of MD, two nephews, Shawn and Brion Pepperman, and three step-children, Kathy Applegate of NC, Tracy Applegate of Williamsport, and Thomas Applegate, Jr. of Williamsport.

There will be a viewing Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to assist with final expenses , c/o Kathy Pepperman, 4969 Pine Run Road, Linden, PA 17744.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 3, 2017

Jack A. Weaver, Jr.

Jack A. Weaver, Jr., 57, of Williamsport, passed away on Thursday, February 02, 2017 at ManorCare South.

Born November 15, 1959, in Williamsport, he is a son of the late Jack A. and Beverly L. (Winder) Weaver, Sr.

Jack graduated from Williamsport Area High School and was self-employed as a general contractor. He also was known for selling cars at many dealerships in the local area.

Jack was a man of many trades but he especially enjoyed being outdoors. He enjoyed raising Beagles and camping at Pine Creek. He loved archery hunting and fishing and you could often find him tying flies. Jack was very active through the years in the Williamsport Band Parents Association and the Lycoming Creek Anglers Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving are; a son, Devin A. Weaver and a daughter Corine M. Weaver-McKinney (Sarah) all of Williamsport; his wife, Tina Weaver of Williamsport; step daughters; Christina Henderson (Justin) of Herndon, VA, Jaime Karlic (Steve), of Fitchburg, WI, Corin Nestlerode (Karen) of Williamsport; a step son, Stephen Cuneo of Williamsport; two grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; three siblings, John (Sue) Weaver, Susan (Robert) Garison, Kenneth (Kim) Weaver, all of Williamsport; a special nephew Patrick Weaver and many other nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents Jack was preceded in death by five siblings.

A funeral service to honor the life of Jack will be held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. A viewing will be held from 5:30 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at Sanders. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jack’s name to the Lycoming Creek Anglers Club, 2079 Blair St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Williamsport Band Parents Association, 2290 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff who cared for Jack at ManorCare South for always showing care and compassion.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: February 3, 2017




Tracy L. Rice

Tracy L. Rice, 35, of Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center after a five year battle with brain cancer.

Born November 19, 1981 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of Dan and Sue Peterson.

Tracy graduated from Saegertown High School and received her degrees in accounting and economics from Lycoming College in 2003. She was formerly employed as a CPA at the former ParenteBeard.

Tracy was active with Relay for Life, and she enjoyed collecting anything with penguins or dragonflies.

In addition to her parents, Tracy is survived by her husband Mark Rice, a step-son, Gavin C. Rice, two brothers, Eric (Tanya) Peterson of Sterling, VA and Scott (Dawn) Peterson of Herndon, VA and their children, Sebastian and Oliver, mother –in- law, Patricia Rice of Ashland, and brother-in- law Charles (Jenn) Rice of Seattle, WA.

A viewing will be held Saturday from 3 to 5 P.M. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 550, Chicago, IL, 60631, www.abta.org, or American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 2, 2017

Ralph J. “Bud” Haas, Jr.

Ralph J. “Bud” Haas, Jr., 73, of Williamsport and formerly of Hillsgrove, passed away with family by his side on Tuesday, February 1, 2017. Ralph was the loving husband of Betty E. (Moss) Haas, and together they shared 46 years of marriage.

Born January 4, 1944, in Williamsport, Ralph was a son of the Ralph J. and Florence M. (Schnee) Haas, Sr.

A graduate of South Williamsport High School, he attended classes at Williamsport Technical Institute. Ralph was a receiving clerk at E. Keeler Company for 17 years.

Ralph loved to travel, was a Civil War historian, a fan of Abraham Lincoln and Joe Paterno. One of his greatest moments was when he had to opportunity to meet Joe Pa in his office and have his photo taken. Ralph enjoyed attending church with his wife Betty. He also served the community of Hillsgrove for many years as a Fire Policeman. During his career as Fire Policeman, he had the opportunity to stand guard, while Barbara Mandrell performed.

Surviving in addition to his wife is, a sister, Judith K. (Roland) Schultz of Oceanside, CA; a cousin, Sherry (David) Palmer, of Linden; his best friend, Allan M. Spotts, of South Williamsport; and two nieces.

A graveside service to honor the life of Ralph will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Hillsgrove Cemetery, Hillsgrove, PA, with Pastor Doug Eberly, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ralph’s name to, Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 2, 2017

Karl L. Zell

Karl L. Zell, 84, of South Avis passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

Born on December 5, 1932 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Charles “Bob” and Violet Rossman Zell.

Karl was a 1950 graduate of Lock Haven High school.

Upon graduating he worked at Piper Aircraft Corporation until its closing. Karl then purchased the Mill Hall Sub Shop, operating it until his retirement.

Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers: Frank, Charles, W. Dale, and Paul Zell and a sister, Eva Zell Boritz.

At his request, there will be no public viewing or services.

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: February 2, 2017




Esther G. (Dutch) Bower

Esther G. (Dutch) Bower, 98, a resident of Montgomery, PA, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in the Watsontown Health & Rehab Center. Born in Gregg Twp., Union County, PA, on Thursday, October 17, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Edmund and Florence (Robinson) King.

She was the widow of Kenneth L. Bower who preceded her in death on May 2, 1991.

Esther was employed as a knitter by the former Montgomery Mills for over 30 years and had also driven school bus for the Montgomery School District.

She was a member of the Maple Hill United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women. Esther had been active in the Brady Twp. Community Center and enjoyed baking, especially pies and bread. She enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her grand, great and great-great grandchildren.

Esther is survived by three children, Donna M. and husband William Middlesworth, Montgomery, PA; Gloria J. King, Watsontown, PA; Franklin L. Bower, Montgomery, PA; two siblings, Hannah "Tiny" Buck, Allenwood, PA; Harold "Pudge" King, Elimsport, PA and one nephew whom she raised, Timothy C. King, Turbotville, PA. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Esther was preceded in death by five brothers, Willis "Pete" King, George "Bunk" King, Floyd "Gene" King, Earl "Mutt" King, Marvin "Dick" King; two sisters, Mary "Penny" Staggert, Annetta "Kit" Buck; one granddaughter, Tammy Middlesworth and one nephew whom she raised, Donald "Duck" King.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, February 3, 2017 with Chris Long, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call on Friday from 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Maple Hill United Methodist Church, C/O Coleen Johns, 26 Hoffner Lane, Montgomery, PA 17752. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: February 1, 2017

Thomas L. Starr

Thomas L. Starr, 77, of 99 F. R. Aulmiller Rd, Jersey Shore, died on Monday, January 30, 2017 at home. Tom was married to the former Geraldine Wanamaker, were married October 15, 1972 and shared 44 years together.

He retired in 2000 from Trimtex as a mechanic. Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and working in the garden.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Richard (Cheryl) Starr of Rauchtown and Scott (Norma Thompson) Starr of Beech Creek; two step daughters, Sonya (Russell) Barclay of Cogan Station, and Michelle (Brian) Gowblick of S. Williamsport; nine grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: February 1, 2017

Claire V. DeWald

Claire V. DeWald, 91, of Hughesville, passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at her home.

Born Oct. 13, 1925, in Linden, she was a daughter of the late William and Jeanette (Bastian) Robinson.

Claire was a member of Muncy Presbyterian Church. She retired from Brodart after many years as a supervisor.

She sang many years in Sweet Adeline's Chorus and belonged to and sang with several Barbershop Quartets.

Claire enjoyed family vacations to the beach and going on cruises. Most of all, she loved and cherished her family and grandchildren.

Surviving are a sister Louise Taylor, of Indiana; a sister-in-law, Mona Robinson, of Linden; two daughters, Deborah Wright, of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Cheryl DeWald (Mark), of Cogan Station; four grandchildren, Robert Wright II, Jennifer Wright-Wilcox (Chase), Alex DeWald and Lesley Pachucki (Raymond); four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Bradley DeWald; a grandson, Joshua Wright; two brothers, William and Charles Robinson; and four sisters, Edith Robinson, Eleanor Corson, Betty Paulhamus and Janet Osborne.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Jersey Shore Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Claire's name to Susquehanna Health Foundations c/o Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

The family of Claire would like to thank the staff of Susquehanna Hospice for their exceptional care and loving support.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Williamsport.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 1, 2017




 

Frances H. Morrison

Frances H. Morrison, 92, died on January 27,2017, at Hamilton Arms in Lancaster, where she had been a resident for almost two years.

She was born and raised in Williamsport, PA, the daughter of the late John and Mary A. (Johnson) Morrison. Frances and her daughter relocated to Lancaster, PA nearly thirty years ago where her son later joined them.

She was predeceased by her son, Gary Kirkwood, and her daughter, Donna Doty, and is survived by a grandson, Christopher Kirkwood. Also, left to cherish her memory are her caregivers of the last seven years, Denise Bower, and Frank Hasenfus, who had adopted her daughter's loving Siberian Husky, Dakota. Also, Charlie and Tomo Carsen who have graciously entertained her for many a warm holiday meal and helped with the care of Frances's beloved dog, Boop. Suzanne Holmes, Dan, Jane and Marqueen from Williamsport also will hold her in their hearts as well as Gladys , Brenda, and Doris, her neighbors from her and her daughter's longstanding apartment in Lancaster.

Frances worked and retired from the Sylvania company, now GTE. She loved her Philadelphia Phillies and tried to never miss a ball game on her TV. She loved all the PA sports teams. She was best known for being an avid animal lover. At one time they had 2 dogs, 4 cats, and a 4-foot iguana named Izzy residing in their household. She could never turn away a stray. She was a strong supporter of the Humane League, The Lost Warrior Fund, and her last cause was the relocation of wild horses. She loved to cook and was fantastic at it. She was always sending Denise out to help feed her neighbors.

She will be greatly missed.

Special thanks to the staff at Hamilton Arms for their care and support.

A future memorial service will be held at Montoursville Cemetery, near Williamsport, PA, where she will be interned.

Crouse Funeral Home, 133 East Third St., Williamsport is handling arrangements.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: February 1, 2017

Ethel E. Beach

Ethel E. Beach, 96, formerly of Cogan Station, passed away, Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital surrounded by her family.

Ethel was born August 24, 1921 in Muncy Valley. She was a daughter of the late Earl and Ruth Green and foster daughter of the late Edward and Helouise Aderhold.

Ethel was a longtime member of Balls Mill United Methodist Church. She enjoyed baking pies and spending time with her family.

Surviving are her children, Ronald E. (Sondra) Beach, of Montoursville, and Deborah L. (C.W.) Smith, of Williamsport, three grandchildren, Christopher Smith, Jason (Natalie) Smith, and Tiffany (Michael) Piaskowski, and four great-grandchildren, Sophia Smith, Logan Smith, Stella Smith and Conner Smith.

In addition to her parents Ethel was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Forrest G. Beach, two sisters, Eldora Clark and Marguerite Perkins, four brothers, Robert, Dale, Eugene, and Donald Green, and a foster brother, Clarence Aderhold.

A funeral service to honor the life of Ethel will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Balls Mills United Methodist Church, 5941 Bloomingrove Rd., Cogan Station, 17728 with the Rev. Chris E. Pfleegor officiating. Burial to follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service.

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

The family would like to thank everyone at the Gatehouse for their care and compassion shown toward our mother.

Arrangement’s entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 1, 2017




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