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Obituaries - January, 2015
 



Kenneth E. Bierly

Kenneth E. Bierly, 86, formerly of Jersey Shore, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown.

Born June 21, 1928 in Avis, he was the son to the late Joseph and Susan Phoust Bierly.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma L. (Waddell) Bierly; daughters, Karen Carpenter, Kitty Lower, and Susan Bierly; and two sons, Michael and Kenneth Bierly Jr.

Ken was a member of the former 1st Baptist Church in Jersey Shore, the Loyal Order of the Moose, and the Railroad Machinist Association.

Surviving are four sons, John D. (Mary Jane) Bierly of Lewistown, Jeffrey S. (Sue) Bierly of Newbern, NC, Joel A. (Mary Jane) Bierly of Watsontown, and Jerry L. (Deborah) Bierly of Muncy; brother, Howard (Carol) Bierly of Lock Haven; and two sisters, Jean (Charles) Muffley of Williamsport and Shirley Girton of Clearwater, FL.

Funeral service will be held 11 AM Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main Street, Jersey Shore. Visitation will be held 10 AM until the time of service at Welker Funeral Home.

Burial will be held at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

www.WelkerFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 30, 2015

Ann L. Thomas

Ann L. Thomas, 80, of Avis, passed away Wednesday evening, January 28, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving daughters.

Born November 27, 1934 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter to the late Stiles and Dorothy I. (Greenwood) Kryder. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack E. Thomas on January 30, 2013, and her brother, Robert Kryder.

Ann was a 1952 graduate of Lock Haven High School and was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Avis. She retired as a nurse's aid after many years of service at Jersey Shore Hospital. Ann loved bowling, crocheting, shopping, and was a dedicated homemaker and housewife.

Surviving are her daughters, Cheryl L. Lehman of Avis, Bonnie J. (Bob) Gottschall of Jersey Shore, Kathy M. Lachat (Dennis Berfield) of Avis, and Linda K. Thomas (good friend Karen Mitchell) of Lock Haven; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and two nieces, Lisa and Tracy Kryder.

A funeral service will be held 12 noon Monday, February 2, 2015 at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main Street, Jersey Shore. Visitation will be held 4 to 6 PM Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Welker Funeral Home. The Rev. Kerry Aucker will officiate.
Burial will be held at St. John's Cemetery, Dunnstable Twp.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ann's name may be made to Susquehanna Hospice at 1100 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Clinton County SPCA at 33 Mill Hill Rd, Lock Haven, PA 17745.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Susquehanna Hospice for the loving care and comfort provided to Ann and her family.

www.WelkerFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 30, 2015

Cynthia Jean Aungst

Cynthia Jean Aungst, 63, of Jersey Shore, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center.

Born March 12, 1951 in Lock Haven, she was a daughter of Walter and Martha (Runner) Kelley.
Cynthia was employed by Wundies and enjoyed camping.

Surviving are her daughter, Robin R. Butler of Jersey Shore; two sons, Joseph H. Aungst of Mill Hall and Christopher M. (Michelle) Aungst of Rauchtown; two brothers, Dennis A. (Eva) Kelley of Newport News, VA and Jerry M. Kelley of Riverside, CA; a sister, Patricia A. (Randy) Eldred of Avis; five grandchildren; and a great granddaughter.

Internment and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

www.WelkerFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: February 2, 2015



Shirley Jayne Dunkle

Shirley Jayne Dunkle, 88, of Lock Haven, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Eagle Ridge Personal Care Home.

Born on December 11, 1926 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Clifford “Jake” and Sara McGill Ricker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Dale Philip Johnson, Sr., and her second husband, Mahlon Dunkle.

Also preceding her in death were a son, Dale Philip Johnson, Jr. and a daughter, Vicki Lee (Clyde) Wise.

Shirley is survived by her sister, Sarah Katie Hefferon of Lock Haven; a son-in-law, Clyde Wise of Beech Creek; her grandsons, Peter (Carmen) Severino of California and Philip (Christie) Severino of North Carolina; a step-grandson, Matthew J. (Chrissy) Wise of Lock Haven; and a great-grandson, Brett Severino of North Carolina.

She was a member of the Lock Haven High School Class of 1944. After graduation, Shirley worked as a secretary to Orrie Claster and Molly Fromm of M.L. Claster and Son. She went on to work for attorney Henry Hipple as well as Clinton County Court of Common Pleas Judges; the Honorable Richard Saxton and the Honorable Carson Brown. Shirley retired in 1996 as secretary to Judge Brown.

Shirley served as choir director and organist at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ for 50 years and later as organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where she earned a certificate of Theological Education for Ministry from the University of the South School of Theology in 2006.

She and her husband, Mahlon, enjoyed traveling the world.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 1p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 112 E. Main St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745 with Ven. Canon Daniel L. Selvage officiating. Burial will follow at Hublersburg Cemetery.

A visitation will be held at the church from noon until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
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: January 30, 2015

Elaine Fay Sober

Elaine Fay Sober, 54, of Williamsport, passed on to eternal life on Jan. 29, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center after a long time of illness. She was born Aug. 18, 1960 in Williamsport, the daughter of William H., Sr. and Edythe Heinlen Sober.

Elaine was a 1977 graduate of Williamsport Area High School and during that time she was a track and field star having earned many trophies. She had many friends whom she traveled with including trips to the southern states and later a trip to Hawaii. She was employed at Pearl Vision for a short time after graduation.

Surviving in addition to her parents are four brothers, William H., Jr. of Williamsport, Charles L. of Williamsport, Robert A. of Linden, and Edward L. of Ashland City, Tennessee, and two sisters, Karen (Jim) Fink of Montoursville, and Lynda (Jim) Snyder of Watsontown.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733Broad St., Montoursville. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m.

 

Posted: January 30, 2015

Charles “Chuck” Leroy Hamm

Charles “Chuck” Leroy Hamm, 60, of 623 Frederick St., Flemington, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 at his home.

He was born in Lock Haven on July 11, 1954, the son of the late Donald Hamm and Cynthia Auman Andrews.

Chuck was a 1973 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

He was employed at Truck-Lite in McElhattan from 2003 to 2013.

On December 20, 2005 in Lock Haven he married the former Crystal O. Miller, who survives.
Chuck enjoyed going on mountain rides with wife, Crystal, and loved and cared deeply for all animals. Chuck was also an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and enjoyed cooking.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Per Chuck’s wishes, there will be no funeral services.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Clinton County SPCA.

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

 

Posted: January 30, 2015



Virginia Ruth (Eck) Fry

Virginia Ruth (Eck) Fry, 82 of 25 S. Market St., Muncy, died Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the Williamsport Home.

Born March 2, 1932 in Eldred Township, Lycoming County, she was a daughter of the late Lee Roy and Thelma Ruth (Kiess) Eck. In March 1965 she married Linwood L. Fry, who preceded her in death July 20, 1982. Together they celebrated 17 years of marriage.

Virginia was a 1950 graduate of the Montgomery-Clinton High School and a 1953 graduate of the Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing. She worked for 37 years as a registered nurse in the obstetrical department at the Muncy Valley Hospital. Virginia retired as department supervisor in 1990. Following retirement she enjoyed socializing with the other retired staff from the Muncy Valley Hospital.

Virginia was a member of St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church, Montgomery, where she taught Sunday school and served many years as church treasurer.

Virginia enjoyed doing needlepoint, especially making pillows, which she loved gifting to friends and family. She was also fond of crossword and jigsaw puzzles.

Surviving are four siblings and their spouses, Maxine and Lewis Secules, of Unityville, Ken and Nancy Eck and Pat and Jack Rushoe, all of Muncy and Cheryl and Hugh Spencer, of Newtown Square; and she was affectionately known as Aunt Ginnie to her numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.

The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church, 196 Brick Church Rd., Montgomery, with her pastor, the Rev. Viking Dietrich, officiating.

Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Virginia’s name be made to either St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church, 196 Brick Church Rd., Montgomery, PA 17752 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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

 

Posted: January 29, 2015

Daniel S. Strouse Sr.

Daniel S. Strouse Sr., 85, of Cogan Station, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Muncy Valley Hospital.

He was born Nov. 1, 1929, in Williamsport, the son of Harley L. and Hazel C. (Lord) Strouse.
Daniel was the husband of the former Sarah E. Young, with whom he shared 60 wonderful years of marriage.

He retired from Darling Valve after 25 years of service. After retirement he worked for 10 years at Strouse Brothers Pipeline Construction. Later he worked for Weis Markets for eight years.

Daniel loved his family especially his grandchildren and his great-grandchild.

He enjoyed hunting, the outdoors and most of all tinkering around the house.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah; a son Daniel S. (Kathleen âKittyã) Strouse Jr., of Williamsport; two brothers, Jack Strouse, of Cogan Station, Charles Strouse, of Trout Run; two sisters, Maxine Shirn, of Williamsport, Beverly Kane, of Cogan Station; two grandchildren, Megan Moyer, Matthew Strouse; and one great-grandson, Ethan Moyer.
Daniel was predeceased by three brothers, William, Max and Harley Strouse and also a sister, Virginia Young.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Designated to the Little League Intentional Walkers Team.

Relatives and friends are invited to Daniel’s Life Celebration service 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Ken Weiss officiating. There will be a visitation from noon to 1 p.m.

 

Posted: January 28, 2015

Shirley Jayne Dunkle

Shirley Jayne Dunkle, 88, of Lock Haven, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Eagle Ridge Personal Care Home.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 1p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 112 E. Main St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745. A viewing will be held at the church from noon until the time of the service.

Shirley’s full obituary will be published in Saturday’s Lock Haven Express.

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

 

Posted: January 28, 2015



Richard T. “Tom” Hunter

Richard T. “Tom” Hunter, 80, of 164 Weitzel Dr., Montoursville, was received into the loving arms of his Lord, Monday, January 26, 2015 at The Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born October 23, 1934 in Lewistown, a son of Frank E. Hunter and Elizabeth I. Paige.

Tom had worked for the Lewistown Police Department, and then joined the Pennsylvania State Police. He was an avid photographer and after his retirement from the State Police worked for Vanucci Photo. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp; was a member of American Legion Post #945, the N.R.A., Bethel United Methodist Church in Montoursville; the F.O.P. Lodge # 49, Lodge # 203 F&A.M. in Lewistown, and the Harrisburg Consistory. He was an avid reader and was devoted to his dogs.

Tom was predeceased by his parents, a sister, Jean Williams, and his half brother, Donald Stine.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Jean A. Bollinger; son, Matthew T. (Leigh Ann) Hunter of Bloomsburg; daughter, Amy L. (Lance) Marshall of State College; grandchildren, Grace and Thomas Marshall, and his Corgi, Oliver.

The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 400 Montour St. Montoursville with Rev. Richard M. Barner officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received Friday evening from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville, and again Saturday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to either: the Marine Corp Law Enforcement Foundation Inc., 273 Columbus Ave. Suite 10, Tuckahoe, NY 10707, or to the church.

 

Posted: January 27, 2015

Lawrence L. “Bud” Holt

Lawrence L. “Bud” Holt, 83, of Williamsport, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 at Manor Care Health Services.

Born January 8, 1932 in Williamsport, he was a son to the late Charles and Carrie Lovelace Holt.

Bud retired from AVCO after 40 years of employment. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Bud enjoyed woodworking, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Oak Grove Missionary Alliance Church.

Surviving are his daughters Tricia ( Gary) Williamson of Williamsport, Peggy (Jim) Beck of South Williamsport, and Nancy (David) Chapman of Williamsport, eight grandchildren; Gary, Randy (Kim), Matthew (Michele) Williamson, Carrie Beck Evelhair, Jimmy (Kris) Beck, Alyson (Jason) Dauber, Adam Chapman, and Audra Chapman all of Williamsport, 12 great grandchildren; Ethan, Caleb, Maxton, Maslin, Hailey, Kylie, Braden, Brenna, Chase, Waylon, Maverick and Jake.

Bud was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, H. Patricia “Pat” Holt.

A memorial service to honor the life of Bud will be held Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport with Pastor Edgar Manns, officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until the time of service.

In Lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made in Bud’s name to the Oak Grove Alliance Church, 1681 Fox Hollow Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.
www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 27, 2015

A. Rankin Johnson, 68

A. Rankin Johnson, 68, died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born July 13, 1946, in Williamsport, he was a son of A. Rankin and Joan Johnson. He married the former Dorothy “Dottie” J. Sheasley on February 14, 1974.

Rankin was a U.S. Navy veteran. He worked as a mechanic at Allison Crane and Rigging. Rankin was a former member of Church of the Savior Lutheran and current member of Messiah Lutheran Church.

Rankin was a Loyalsock High School basketball star, played American Legion baseball, and raced drag cars and snowmobiles in his younger years. He played softball at Elm Park and in various leagues and tournaments. He was known for the amount of home runs he hit and his playing ability. He enjoyed trapshooting, was an avid Penn State fan, and loved to help with his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events.

Rankin was a great Husband, Father, and Pop.

Surviving in addition to his wife Dottie are three children, Jason Johnson (Kristi) of Flowery Branch, GA, Robyn Saar (Sean) of Trout Run, and Kimberly Bigelow (Curt) of Williamsport; eight grandchildren, Dennis 14, Sara 10, CJ 10, Cooper 9, Audrey 8, Sydney 8, Elle 3, and Irelyn 1; two brothers, Joe Johnson (Karla) of New Haledon, NJ and Curtis Johnson (Barb) of Montoursville; and his beloved dog, Row.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Melissa Johnson; a granddaughter, Brooke Bigelow; and mother-in-law, Betty Sheasley.

A funeral service to honor Rankin will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 31 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, with Pastor Joshua L. Reinsburrow officiating. Burial will be held at Green Lawn Memorial Park. A viewing will be held Saturday 9:30 a.m. until time of service at Sanders Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rankin’s name to The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or a charity of one’s choice.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 28, 2015



LeRoy O. Freezer

LeRoy O. Freezer, 90, of Montoursville, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 at The Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born March 5, 1924 in Loyalsock Twp. a son of Clyde and Cora Hepburn Freezer.

LeRoy retired from Valley Farms Dairy; was a member of Warrensville United Methodist Church, and the Trout Run Senior Citizens.

He was predeceased by his wife, the former Shirley Buck; his brothers, James, Ralph and Raymond Freezer, and by his sisters, Ruth McAnany, Katheryn Balkema and Mary Neidig.

LeRoy is survived by his son, Roland E. (Trudy) Freezer of Montgomery; two grandsons, Harley K. (Roxann) Freezer of Cogan Station, David Fry of Jersey Shore, and three great grandchildren.

At LeRoy’s request, a private funeral service will be held Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. from Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Rev. Marie E. Lewis officiating. There will be no visitation. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.

 

Posted: January 27, 2015

Alverna J. “Toot” (Moore) Miller

Alverna J. “Toot” (Moore) Miller, 82, of Milton, died Friday, January 23, 2015 at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

She was born on May 19, 1932 and was the daughter of the late Hatten and Mary (Huffman) Moore.

Toot worked for Reldas and Bobby Brooks as a presser, then went on to own and operate the BBQ Hut of Muncy.

She attended the Evangelical Methodist Church, West Milton and was a Union Stewardess for many years.  She enjoyed playing cards, scrabble, bingo, cross word puzzles, reading, cooking, playing the slot machines at the various casinos, but most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Alverna is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law; Leslie M. and Cecil Fisher of Milton and Marilyn L. Montgomery of Allenwood, four grandchildren; Stacy Middlesworth, Temmy Sheatler, Kathy Smith and Dawn Remsnyder, eight great grandchildren; Neil Costagliola, Lindsay Fisher, Deven LeBarron, Teri Lee Bennett, Jonny LeBarron, Brock Smith, Cole Remsnyder and Olivia Remsnyder, one great great granddaughter; Peyton Mae LeBarron and one brother; Lelan “Dean” Moore of Lewisburg.

In addition to her parents, Alverna was preceded in death by three brothers; Hatton, Robert and Bernard Moore and one sister; Betty Swartz.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to, The American Diabetes Association, 3544 North Progress Ave., Suite 103, Harrisburg, PA 17110

A gathering of friends and family will be held 6:00 – 7;00 p.m., Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street, Milton followed by a memorial service at 7:00 p.m.  Burial will take place in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery at the convenience of the family.

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Posted: January 26, 2015

Jean V. Irwin

Jean V. Irwin, 87, formerly of 210 Woodward Ave., Lock Haven, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Genesis Healthcare in Milford, DE, with all of her children by her side.

Born February 27, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Madaline Walizer.
She married Ray E. Irwin on August 18, 1949 at Snydertown Lutheran Church, who passed away March 21, 2008.

Jean graduated in 1945 from Walker Township High and Williamsport Beauty School.
She was a beautician, housewife and mother, raising 4 children until the youngest started school, at which time Jean worked as a Teacher’s Aid for Keystone Central School District, working with handicap children. She was a Sunday School Teacher for over 50 years at the Dunnstown United Methodist Church, where she was also a member of the Choir and Ladies’ Group. She played the piano for Sunday School and Church, and really enjoyed playing at home for friends and family, and especially over the Holidays.

Jean enjoyed EVERYTHING, but most of all enjoyed her family! She was a devoted daughter, mother, wife, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She was best known for her pleasant personality, generosity, and most of all…..her constant, beautiful smile.

Jean is survived by a son, Scott E. Irwin (Paula) of Port Matilda, two daughters, Sherry I. Mckee and Linda I. Elzey (Butch), both of Milford, DE, 8 grandchildren, Christine, Michelle and Jessica Irwin, Marcy Mckee, Alyson Urian, Sherri Anne McKee Rhodes, Brent (Heather) Elzey and Kris (Liz) Thompson, 5 great-grandchildren, a brother, Elery H. Walizer of Ulysses, PA, and a cousin who was like a sister to her, Betty Henderson, of Nashville, TN. In addition to her husband, Ray, Jean was predeceased by a son, Ken Irwin, in March of 1996.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 12 noon at the Dunnstown United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Interment will be in Dunnstown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dunnstown United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 321 High St., Flemington.

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

 

Posted: January 26, 2015



Dolly Louise Linn

Dolly Louise Linn, 96, of Williamsport died peacefully Friday, January 23, 2015 at Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Born December 7, 1918 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Harold A. and Mae E. Stahl Griggs.

Louise, as she was known to her family and friends, retired from Williamsport Area Community College. She was a member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna (Leroy) Moreland of Lothian, MD, four grandchildren, Jennifer Horn of FL, Jeffrey Archambault of VA, Christy Gribble of MD, Karen Bosworth of MD, and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia D. Horn, and three brothers.

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

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 26, 2015

Byron, M. Smith

Byron, M. Smith, 94, of Williamsport, died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born August 17, 1920 in Camden, New Jersey, he was a son of George and Hannah Carolyn (Miller) Smith.

He was an Army Veteran of WWII. Byron was a 1938 graduate of South Williamsport High School and had served in the Army during WWII. He was an active member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and a member of the former Mater Dolorosa Church. Byron was a road supervisor for Neiding Equipment Company. He enjoyed repairing heavy equipment, woodworking, helping neighbors fix things, and going for car rides.

Surviving are his wife of 72 years Viola J. (Molino) Smith, nephew Joseph M. Casale, niece Angela Agnello, sister Ethlyn Wien of New Jersey, six great nieces Michelle Casale, Denise Hiller, Cynthia Casale, Alisia McNamnee, Gina Casale, and Lisa Zitelli, three great nephews Brett Wien, Scott Wien, and Joseph Agnello.

A funeral service will to honor Byron’s life will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 28, at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:30-10 a.m. Wednesday at Sanders.
www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 26, 2015

Dalton L. Davis

Dalton L. Davis, 90, of Williamsport, died, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Dalton was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes L. (Welch) Davis, on Jan. 26, 2007.

Born Oct. 7, 1924, in Williamsport, he was the son of Charles and Hattie (Hill) Davis.

Dalton retired from the Roofer’s Union. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 145. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, gardening and playing cards.

Surviving are sons, Donald L. (Linda) Davis, of Williamsport, Richard H. (Sally) Davis, of Unityville, Thomas L. Davis, of Cogan Station; daughters, June M. Starr, of Mongomery, Edith L. (Rick) Tawney, Patsy L. (Robert) Lockcuff, both of Montoursville, and Carol A. Davis, of Williamsport; a brother, Fred Davis, of Williamsport; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Dalton was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd and Paul Davis; and four grandsons, Timothy Davis, Donald Davis Jr., Scott Wetlaufer and Robert Lockcuff Jr.

A funeral service to honor the life of Dalton will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial to follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. A visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

 

Posted: January 26, 2015



Barbara Rauch Terrill

Barbara Rauch Terrill, 87, of Lock Haven, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 22, 2015.

She was born in Lock Haven on September 17, 1927, the daughter of the late A. Merrill and Clara Bryan Rauch.

Barbara was a 1945 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

One June 18, 1948 in Lock Haven, she married David Thomas Terrill, Sr., her husband of 66 years, who survives.

Barbara worked at various businesses in the area as office manager and bookkeeper including Candor Petroleum, Lipez Warehouse, Economy Auto, and Shore Auto.
She enjoyed gardening, being outdoors with David at their cabin in Slate Run, and spending time with family and grandchildren.

She was of the Methodist faith.

Barbara is survived by two sons, Richard (Amy) of Vienna and Roger (Jill Bechdel) of Howard and a daughter-in-law, Shirley of Salladasburg. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Thomas (Paige), John (Kristen), Jennine, Sarah, Lauren, and Bryan and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, David Thomas, Jr. (Shirley) of Salladasburg.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Friends and family will be received from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Private interment will be in Dunnstown Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of Eagle Ridge Personal Care Home and Clinton County Community Nursing Hospice for their exceptional care and support.

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

 

Posted: January 26, 2015

Harold Raymond Drick

Harold Raymond Drick, 85, of Sunnyside Farm, 387 Drick Rd., Pennsdale, died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born on Psalm Sunday, March 24, 1929 in Montoursville, he was a son of the late Russell William and Florence Beatrice (Zimmerman) Drick. On June 26, 1952 he married the former Helen Irene Fry, who preceded him in death November 28, 1994. Together they celebrated 42 years of marriage.

Harold grew up in Montoursville, where his family ran Drick’s Dairy. In February of 1945 he moved to Sunnyside Farm, Pennsdale. Harold was a 1947 graduate of the Muncy-Muncy Creek High School, where he was a member of the FFA vocational agricultural club and known as “Barney”. He also served as the club secretary. Harold was a self-employed grain and Holstein dairy farmer.

He was a member of the Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church since July 6, 1947, (68 Years). Harold was an original charter member of the Muncy Township Volunteer Fire Company, formed May 19, 1949, (66 Years), where he served as past president and assistant chief. Harold was involved in forming the Muncy Area Mutual Aid Association and naming it MAMA. He was a member of the PA Farm Bureau, the PA Farmers’ Association (PFA), the Lycoming County Farmers Association, the PA Dairy Herd Improvement Association, a life member and Golden Eagle of the NRA, a member of the West Branch Crop Management Association, the Farmers Allied for Responsive More Effective Representation “FARMER”, the Muncy Historical Society, the Susquehanna Health Foundation Cornerstone Society, the West Branch Ducks Unlimited and the American Red Cross Blood Donor Six Gallon Club.

An avid outdoorsman, Harold enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing and held lifetime licenses for each. He enjoyed riding his four-wheeler on the farm, watching western and action movies, attending auctions, collecting milk bottles and eating homemade goodies. Harold loved supporting his grandchildren by attending their school events. He will be remembered as a friendly, kind and helpful neighbor in the farming community in Pennsdale.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Elaine and John Clark Lamoreaux, of Pennsdale; two grandchildren, Nathaniel John Drick Lamoreaux and Natalie Elaine Irene Lamoreaux; one niece, Roberta Cook Olmstead and her husband, Glenn Robert, of Oxford, FL; two great nephews, David Mark Eshelman, of Muncy and Martin Russell Eshelman and his wife, Bonnie Elizabeth, of Tampa, FL; one great niece, Victoria Joi Hartsock, of Austin, TX; two great-great nephews, Matthew Russell Eshelman and his wife, Dawn Marie and Trevor Jacob Eshelman, all of Muncy; one great-great niece, Alexis Victoria Eshelman, of Tampa, FL; and one great-great-great niece, Layney Jude Eshelman, of Muncy.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by one brother, Eugene Wilson Drick in May 1944 and one sister, Helen Elizabeth Cook in May 1988.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 30 at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. with his minister, Pastor Kevin St. Martin, officiating.

Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Muncy Township Volunteer Fire Company, (designated for the Fire Fighters Memorial), 261 Village Rd., Pennsdale, PA 17756 or to Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church, (designated for the Youth Building), 658 Village Rd., Pennsdale, PA 17756.

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

 

Posted: January 23, 2015

Donald E. “Don” Armstrong

Donald E. “Don” Armstrong, 92, of Williamsport, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by his wife, Mary E. (McQuillen) Armstrong, with whom he had celebrated 67 years of marriage in June.

Don was born on December 21, 1922 in Johnsonburg, PA, and was the son of the late Percy E. and Anna L. (Gergenske) Armstrong. He was a 1940 graduate of Johnsonburg High School and a 1948 graduate of Dickinson Junior College (now Lycoming College). In 1950, he graduated from Bucknell University with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Don was a proud veteran of the US Army and served three years in WWII, spending the last 15 months in the European Theater with the 42nd Rainbow Div, 222 Regimental Hdq. Infantry RR. This division helped liberate the prisoners at Dachau Concentration Camp and assisted in the setup of the military government in Vienna, Austria. Don was awarded the Silver Star in recognition of his gallantry in action for saving the life of a fellow soldier.
He worked for GTE Sylvania for 34 years, directing a team of research engineers who developed several camera flashbulb lighting products. His contributions to scientific and engineering progress were recognized by the granting of 27 patents, as well as the Leslie H. Warner Technical Achievement Award in recognition of creative technical achievement and innovation. He retired in 1984.

Don was a former member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and a current member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Muncy. He enjoyed woodworking and home improvement. With unending curiosity for all things mechanical, he loved “tinkering” in his workshop and devising resourceful solutions. He took great pride in his children and grandchildren and was happiest spending quiet time with his family.

Don is survived by his wife; one son: Donald A. Armstrong of Mountaintop; two daughters and one son-in-law: Mary Lou and Daniel Hartsock of Williamsport and Cynthia K. Armstrong-Goodrich of Daytona Beach, FL; three grandchildren: Mary Alice Hartsock and husband Nathan Bordy of Drexel Hill, Matthew J. Hartsock of Baltimore, MD, and Mary Clare Goodrich of Ormond Beach, FL; one sister and brother-in-law: Ruth and John Burkholder of Williamsport; and one sister-in-law: Judy E. Johnson of Danville, VA. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Harold “Ham” Armstrong and George “Skip” Johnson; and one son-in-law: Mark R. Goodrich.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Pastor’s Fund, 201 S. Main St., Muncy, PA 17756 or Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

Arrangements are being handled by the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., Williamsport.

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Posted: January 23, 2015



Elsie M. Reeder

Elsie M. Reeder, 95, of Montoursville died Wednesday, January 21 2015 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born July 27, 1919 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Elsie R. Dalton Graybill.

Elsie worked for Sylvania and retired from S.S. Kresge Co. She loved reading, crocheting, and watching TV, especially auto racing. Elsie was a devout New York Yankee fan. She especially loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Shirley (James) Remsnyder of Montoursville, grandchildren, Christine Remsnyder, Joel Remsnyder, Amy (Brian) Remsnyder-Tilburg and great grandchildren, Matthew and Samuel Tilburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Walter F. Reeder on November 19, 1994 and 11 siblings.

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

The family will provide the flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gatehouse Hospice Unit, 1100 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA 17701 or the W. B. Konkle Library, For large print books, 384 Broad Street, Montoursville, PA 17754.

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

 

Posted: January 22, 2015

Betty L. Harris

Betty L. Harris, 89, of 1642 Cemetery Rd., Montoursville, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Unit.  She was born August 13, 1925 in Williamsport a daughter of Howard and Mabel Anstadt Womelsdorf.

Betty was the owner, operator of the former Harris’s Ice Cream in Williamsport, and was a long time member of Faith United Methodist Church in Montoursville before joining St. James Lutheran Church.  She loved her family; enjoyed visiting people, being outdoors, riding snowmobiles, baking, racing Go Karts at the Hughesville Kart Tracks, going to Hershey in the fall to sell antique car parts, listening to her favorite singer, Marty Robbins, and her dogs.

Betty was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, C. Clifford Harris; her son, Thomas, and brother, Duke Wolmelsdorf.

She is survived by her sons, Donald J. (Renee) Harris of Muncy and Howard E. (Gale) Harris of Montgomery; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Thursday January 22, 2015 at St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery with Rev. Cinda J. Brucker officiating.  Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 22, 2015

Marjorie Ann Winter

Marjorie Ann Winter, 82, of Williamsport, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from the Williamsport Home.

Born April 21, 1932 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Forrest and Hannah Hampshire Yoder. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth E. Winter, Sr. in 2007, six siblings; and two grandsons Cliff Banes and Adam R. Anderson.

Marjorie attended Williamsport for her education and retired from Sears as a Sales Clerk after 24 years of service. She was a member of St. Johns-Newberry United Methodist Church and a worthy member of the Order of Eastern Star #321. Marjorie was very active in the PTA for many years while her children were in school. She enjoyed sewing, baking and cake decorating, word search puzzles, painting, poetry, dancing and acting.

Surviving are seven children, Carol A. Griffith (Daniel) of Elimsport, Kenneth E. Winter, Jr. (Vicky S.) of Landenberg, PA, Mary E. Yoder (Stanley) of Milroy, Keith A Winter of Williamsport, Ramona L. Fausey (Grant) of Williamsport, Susan M. Banes of Watertown, NY, and Kevin D. Winter (Peggy) of Williamsport; 21 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; two great- great grandchildren and three sisters; Helen L. Dincher of Williamsport, Louise M. Miller of Woolrich, and Barbara Schramm of Celebration, FL.

Visitation will be held from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry St. Williamsport, with a funeral service to follow to honor Marjorie’s life at 7:30. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Wildwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Marjorie’s name may be made to Salvation Army 457 Market St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 19, 2015



Rudolph William Wacek, Jr.

Rudolph William Wacek, Jr., 75, of 2184 Teaberry Ln., Lock Haven, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Jersey Shore Hospital.

Born in Chicago on July 28, 1939, he was the son of the late Rudolph W. and Anna Kiefer Wacek.

Rudolph graduated from Clemson University, earning a degree in mechanical engineering.
He served in the United States Air Force as a medic.
Rudolph was employed as a mechanical engineer for Shop Vac for many years. He retired in 1999.

He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church where he served as a lector and a teacher of Catholicism.

Rudolph was a member of Save our Singles. He also taught Senior NET, a class where senior citizens can learn about technology, at James V. Brown Library, Williamsport.
He enjoyed financial investing.

Surviving are two sons, William (Rachel) Wacek of Herndon, VA and Raymond (Amy) Wacek of Troy, MI; a sister, Carol Kosirowski; a brother, Harold (Donna) Wacek; and five grandchildren: Daniel, Matthew, Vanessa, Nathan, and Jocelyn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 1 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven with Father Joseph Orr officiating. Interment will follow at St. Agnes Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington on Friday from 6 until 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Spirit Parish through the funeral home.
Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: January 21, 2015

Bessie H. Palmatier

Bessie H. Palmatier, 87, of Montoursville, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Born April 7, 1927 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Hattie (Fennell) Chamberlain. On January 3, 1947 she married Leo Palmatier, who preceded her in death in 1975.

She was employed at Sylvania and CA Reed. Bessie retired from the Williamsport Hospital where she was the supervisor in the laundry department.

She was a member of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church.

Bessie enjoyed bingo and loved playing cards, especially penny poker.

Surviving are one son and two daughters-in-law, Steve and Brenda Palmatier, of Muncy and Linda Palmatier, of Pennsdale; one sister and brother-in-law, Sadie and Walter Sones, of Muncy; four grandchildren, Jenna, Alex, Corey and Tracy and four great-grandchildren, Kilee, Katie, Nathan and Nicholas.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by one son, Edward Palmatier; two brothers, Frank and Harry Chamberlain and one sister, Hattie “Babe” Long.

A memorial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

As a long time resident of the former Sycamore Manor, Bessie’s family is thankful for the loving care and support from the staff and a special thanks to the staff in Maple Court and Grampian.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1445 Sycamore Road, Montoursville, PA 17754.

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

 

Posted: January 21, 2015

Lois A. Paulhamus

Lois A. Paulhamus, 88, of Jersey Shore, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, January 19, 2015 at her residence after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Born March 7, 1926 in Rose Valley, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Margaret S. Dangle Ulmer.

Lois was a 1944 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women and a Sunday School Teacher for many years. Lois was previously a member of the Williamsport Christian Women’s Club and was involved with the district and county Sunday School Association. She enjoyed traveling and also participated on work mission trips with the United Methodist Church and sang with the Evangelaries, a mixed gospel quartet for 30 years. Lois loved bowling and bowled for many years at the Montour Lanes & Harvest Moon Lanes.

She is survived by her children Wayne L. (Joyce) of Jersey Shore, Eldon L. of Cogan Station, Kenneth E. (Loretta) of Watsontown, Phyllis J. (James) Lockcuff of Jersey Shore, Cathy M. (Glenn) Smith of Watsontown, siblings, Rev. Charles W. Ulmer of Ohio, Gladys P. Reeder, and Dorothy R. Stabler, both of Montoursville, 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harry J. Paulhamus, and siblings, Irvin S., Harold E., Howard W., Elwood F. and Pierson S. Ulmer, Miriam E. Lovell and Claire N. Ulmer.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lois will be held on Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at Pine Run United Methodist Church, 1719 Pine Run Road, Linden with her Pastor, Scott R. Koser, officiating. There will be a viewing at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be in State Road Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Youth With A Mission, PO Box 3000, Garden Valley, TX 75771 with "Kevin Stabler mission" included as a separate note, or Pine Run United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

The family would like to thank all of the caregivers and Comfort Keepers for their wonderful and loving care for Lois.

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

www.knightconferfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: January 20, 2015



Claire Luella Carr

Claire Luella Carr, 101, of the Williamsport Home Apartments for 21 years, formerly of Calvert, died Monday, January 19, 2015 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born December 28, 1913 in White Pine, Cogan House Twp., she was a daughter of Adam and Mary Caldwell Mitstifer. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur L. Carr on Aug. 15, 2002, after 44 years of marriage, her twin sister Leda P. Davis, sister Edna M. “Peggy” Hendrickson, brother Torrence Mitstifer, and nephew Robert Mitstifer.

She had attended White Pine School as a youth and she was a 1932 graduate of Williamsport High School. She had worked at Armour Leather for 24 years. Claire was a member of Beech Valley United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing Skip-Bo, Bingo, trivia, doing crafts, the Red Hatters, Bible studies and the church services at the Williamsport Home. She loved to entertain in her apartment and to share her love for the Lord.

Surviving are a niece Janet C. Sisson (Ken) of Penn Yan, NY, nephew Richard Mitstifer of Ithaca, NY, special friends David and Marion Albert of Calvert, and several great nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to honor the life of Claire will be held 11 a. m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Beech Valley United Methodist Church, Calvert Road, Calvert. Burial will be held in Beech Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Beech Valley UMC.

Memorial contributions in Claire’s name may be made to Beach Valley UMC 2937 State Rte. 973 East Cogan Station, PA 17728

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 20, 2015

Miriam J. Sorgen, 92

Miriam Jane Sorgen, 92, formerly of Woolrich, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at Susque-View Home.

She was born in Lockport on August 13, 1922, the daughter of the late David L. and Ruth E. Wenker Laubscher.

Miriam was a 1940 graduate of Lock Haven High School.
On April 11, 1942 in Espy, Pa, she married Henry J. Sorgen, Jr., who preceded her in death on November 20, 1999.

Miriam worked for over 20 years at Woolrich Woolen Mills before her retirement.
She was a very active member of the Swissdale United Methodist Church and participated as a pianist in several aspects with the church.

Miriam served as an assistant 4-H leader in Woolrich for a few years. Most of all, Miriam enjoyed the time she spent with her family.

She is survived by a son, Henry J. (Dorothy) Sorgen, III of Swissdale; two daughters, Virginia Ann (Philip) Boob of Vero Beach, FL and Barbara J. (Bruce) Heggenstaller of Fernandina Beach, FL; a sister, Ruthie W. Wolstencroft of Newark, DE; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son, David Frederick; a grandson, Eddie Harvey; and a brother, David L. Laubscher.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Swissdale United Methodist Church, 974 Croak Hollow Rd., Lock Haven, Pa 17745 with Rev. Marie Lewis officiating. Friends and family will be received at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Burial will follow at Swissdale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Swissdale Cemetery Association.

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

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

 

Posted: January 20, 2015

Anna A. Coppes, 86

Anna A. Coppes, 86, formerly of Flemington, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at RiverWoods, Lewisburg.

She was born in Montgomery on November 2, 1928, the daughter of the late Wilbur and Helen Noll Hall.

She was a 1946 graduate of Montgomery-Clinton High School.
On November 9, 1947 in Lycoming County, she married Carl Coppes who preceded her in death May 31, 1984.

Anna was a very active member of the Flemington United Methodist Church.

For more than 30 years, she was involved with the Lock Haven Hospital Auxiliary where she ran the hospital gift shop. She was also a volunteer for Clinton County Head Start, the American Red Cross and Meals on Wheels of Clinton County. Anna served on the election board for Flemington Borough. She was also a member of the Lock Haven School Board.

Anna enjoyed basket making and teaching others the craft of basket making. Most of all, she was a devoted, loving, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother.

She is survived by a son, Jeff W. (Joan) Coppes of Huntingdon; two daughters, Christina C. (Bob) Harder of Lewisburg and Mindy (Mark) Hamond of West Chester; a sister, Patty Snyder of Linden; seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Ken Hall.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 12 noon at the Flemington United Methodist Church, 225 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Dr. James King officiating. Friends and family will be received at the church from 11a.m. until the time of the service.

Private burial services will be held at the convenience of the family at Schenck’s Cemetery, Howard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Lock Haven Hospital Auxillary or Flemington United Methodist Church.

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: January 20, 2015



Leo T. Stroble

Leo T. Stroble, 85, passed away suddenly on Monday, December 29, 2014.He was the son of the late John H. and Sara W. Stroble, the youngest of six children. He is survived by one sister, Jean Rissel of Montoursville, PA..

Leo left school at age 16 and worked for a brief time at Stroehmann's Bakery. Upon turning 17, he volunteered for the United States Navy, where he served for two years during the Japanese Occupation and received an honorable discharge. He returned to Williamsport and was employed by the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation, where had worked for 43 years.

He was married to the former Mary Lois Kennedy for 57 years before her death in 2012. He is survived by three children, Franklin Stroble of Voorhees, N.J., Richard Stroble of BastressTownship, and Janet Stroble of South Williamsport. He also leaves behind a daughter-in-law, Suzanne Stroble, and two granddaughters, Rachel and Oliia.

Leo was a lifetime member of the Hesbon Park United Methodist Church. He was a member of Ivy Lodge # 397, F & A M and a member of the AASR, Williamsport Consistory.

Leo was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a founding member of the Roaring 30's Hunting Club. Because he did not have the opportunity to play organized sports as a child, he devoted many years volunteering for the Little Mountaineer League and the South Williamsport Senior League Baseball, where both of his sons played ball. He also volunteered with the South Williamsport Band Parents.

Raised on a farm during the Depression, Leo's first imperative in life was hard work. in consequence; he impressed the fable of "The Grasshopper nd the Ant" into the mind of every young person who crossed his path. Leo was rarely happy if he was not working and only slowed down as his body began to fail in his later years. Even after leaving the family farm, he remained a talented gardener and continued to plant "victory gardens" throughout his life, which stocked the cellars of friends and family. He could cajole a smile out of every baby and small child he met. Leo was a conservative Republican who voted in every election. He read the local newspaper every day and enjoyed discussing politics and current events. His other hobbies included pinochle, harvesting nuts, and Penn State Football.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 5, 2015 at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark D. Brumbach, pastor at South Williamsport United Methodist Church will officiate. The family will receive relatives and friends from 9:30 a.m., Monday morning until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Interment will immediately follow at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, PA. Graveside Military honors will be accorded by the Guard of Honor of the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County, PA.

The family will provide the flowers and respectfully suggests that contributions in memory of Mr. Leo T. Stroble may be made if so desired to the Susquehanna Home Health and Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport, PA 17702 www.charlesmnollfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: February 3, 2015

Dr. Henry H. Dyer

Dr. Henry H. Dyer, 93, longtime resident of South Williamsport, Pa., passed away on December 31, 2014 at HCR ManorCare - South, Williamsport.

Henry was born May 1, 1921 at Fishers Ferry, PA, the son of the late Ralph M. and Velma E. Hopper Dyer.

Henry was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church at South Williamsport. He had been a member of the board of directors of Pine Hill Cemetery at Elysburg, PA. Henry had served as a corporal in the United Staes Army in the European Theatre during World War II. He had served in the Headquarters and Supply Company of the 21st Engineering Aviation Regiment. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the European, African, MiddleEastern Service Medal with three Bronze stars.

He was a graduate of the South Williamsport High School Class of 1940. He received his undergraduate degree (BA) from the former Dickinson Seminary (now Lycoming College) at Williamsport in 1947, his masters degree (MS) in 1949 from Bucknell University at Lewisburg,PA. and was awarded his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1956.

Dr. Dyer was a retired professor of English from Radford University at Radford, VA. He was awarded the honor of Professor Emiritus from Radford.

His only survivor is his sister, Miss Marie L. Dyer of Williamsport.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the Pine Hill Cemetery, Elysburg. His pastor, Rev. Joshua L. Reinsburrow, will officiate. Flowers will be provided. There will be no visitation.

Contributions in memory of Henry H. Dyer may be made, if so desired to the Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 South Howard Street, South Williamsport, PA 17702.

Funertal arrangements have been entrusted to the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport, PA 17702. www.charlesmnollfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: February 3, 2015

Mrs. Ruby J. Ohnmeiss

Mrs. Ruby J. Ohnmeiss, 83, longtime Montoursville resident, passed away at her home on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

Born September 20, 1932 at Clearfield, she was the daughter of the late James and Hanna Houser George.

Ruby was retired from the former C. A Reed Company at Williamsport where she had been a credit manager. She enjoyed craft painting, playing bingo, and performing crossword puzzles.

Ruby is survived by her son, Keith C. (Cathy) Ohnmeiss of Montoursville, her granddaughter, Becky (Thomas) Jarvi of Ypsilanti, MI, her two grandsons, Chris (Jen) Ohnmeiss of Marquette, MI and Nick (Michelle) Ohnmeiss of Marquette, MI. and six great grandchildren.

In addition to her late parents she was also predeceased by her late husband, Maynard L. Ohnmeiss and her late son, Kent Ohnmeiss.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home. Rev. David Keller, pastor at Heshbon Park United Methodist Church will officiate.The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m., until the time of the service on Wednesday. Burial will be private at Montoursville Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Arrangemnts have been entrusted to the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport. www.charlesmnollfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: February 3, 2015



James L. “Jim” Killinger, Sr.

James L. “Jim” Killinger, Sr., 83, of Laurel Run Rd., Beech Creek, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Born on April 16, 1931 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Harold E. and Velma Mae Hamburger Killinger.

Jim wrestled for Lock Haven High School where he graduated from in 1949. He then served in the United States Army as both a medic and a lifeguard.

On March 7, 1953, Jim married the love of his life, the former Shirley Fye, who survives.
Throughout the years Jim held numerous jobs including his first job with the Orviston Brickyard, Fink and Stackhouse, and fifteen years with Piper Aircraft Corporation until their closing. He then was employed by Mill Hall Clay until his retirement in 1996.
Jim loved everything nature including hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, and gardening.
He raised numerous beagles over the years but was especially fond of his coon dog.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children: James (Kass) Killinger, Jr. of Beech Creek, John (Lynda) Killinger of Beech Creek, Joan (Jeff) Stark of Williamsport, Joyce (Tom) Cannon of Mill Hall, and Jeff (Ann) Killinger of Mill Hall; two brothers, Harold Killinger and Ron (Norma) Killinger, both of Beech Creek; 10 grandchildren; 8 step-grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 9 step-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Saylor Killinger, and two sisters, Shirley Killinger and Kathryn Cain.

Friends and family will be received on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to Nightengale’s Personal Care Home through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: January 19, 2015

Billy L. Lunkwitz

Billy L. Lunkwitz, 76, of Williamsport, died Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Loyalsock Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Billy’s wife Phyllis M. (Starr) Lunkwitz preceded him in death on August 6, 1986.

Born October 6, 1938 in North Platte, NE, he was a son of the late William M. and Helen D. (Hankins) Lunkwitz.

Billy was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving as a radar operator aboard the U.S.S. Boxer, the first war ship to go through the Panama Canal. He was the owner and operator of Stewarts Auto Full Service Station, High Street, Williamsport. Prior to that he worked for Alcan Cable.

Surviving are a son Michael R. (Bonnie) Lunkwitz, a daughter, Kathleen M. (John) King, both of Williamsport, two sisters, Mary Stoetzel and Margie Griffin, both of North Platte, NE, grandchildren, Julia M. and James E. King, and Michael R. Lunkwitz,II.
A memorial graveside service to honor the life of Billy will be held 11 a.m. Friday, January 23 at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Montoursville with the Rev. Richard Mowery officiating. Military honors will be accorded by Jersey Shore Veterans.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Billy’s name to The Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania 1660 Sycamore Rd., Ste. B, Montoursville, PA 17754.
Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.
www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 19, 2015

Carolyn E. “Dolly” Livermore

Carolyn E. “Dolly” Livermore, 83 formerly of Cogan Station, died Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Roseview Center Williamsport.

Born November 9, 1931 in Cascade, PA she was a daughter of the late Frank and Nancy (Schodt) Wettlaufer. Prior to her retirement, Dolly worked as a seamstress at the former Wundies.

Surviving is her husband Francis Livermore of Williamsport, a sister Susan Betts of Jersey Shore, a brother Raymond Wettlaufer of Williamsport, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters, Ida, Hazel, Emma, and brothers George, Frank, Jim, and John Wettlaufer.

Graveside funeral services to honor Carolyn will be at 10 AM on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Steam Valley Cemetery by Pastor Thomas MacAvoy who will officiate.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 19, 2015



Anita M. Thompson

Anita M. Thompson, 75 of Williamsport died Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born August 8, 1939 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late William C. and Bernadine C. (Lavoie) Fessler. She was a graduate of Williamsport High School and prior to her retirement she was employed at the former Litton Industries. Anita was a former member of the Polish Club and enjoyed going to her children and grandchildren’s sporting events. She coached softball for many years in Newberry. Anita enjoyed reading, crocheting, and playing video games.

Surviving are two sons, Mark R. Thompson and Eric B. Thompson, and a daughter Elaine M. (Steve) Berger, all of Williamsport, five grandchildren Mark R. Thompson, Jr., Bryan E. Thompson, Andrew C. Thompson, Taylor W. Thompson, Seth R. Berger, 4 great grandchildren, a brother William C. Fessler, Jr., Williamsport, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother Lee Fessler and a sister Norma Dingler.

A funeral service to honor Anita will be at 11 AM on Wednesday, January 21, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 pm at Sanders Mortuary.
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Posted: January 19, 2015

Sarah E. Bauman

Sarah E. Bauman, 95, of Mill Hall, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born in Tyrone on July 27, 1919, she was the daughter of the late William and Bessie Packer Peace.

On May 12, 1947, Sarah married the love of her life, Malcolm W. Bauman, who preceded her in death on December 17, 1981.

Sarah cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are two sons, Timothy W. (Longie) Bauman of Cogan Station and Dennis C. (Marcia) Bauman of Mill Hall; two daughters, Donna R. (James) Burnworth of Mill Hall and Dianne J. (Thomas) Peters of Beech Creek; a brother, Robert (Joanne) Peace of Howard; a niece, Linda (Samuel) Emel of Bellefonte; six grandchildren, Emily, Jimmy and Abby Burnworth, Douglas and Jan Bauman, and Sandra (Norman) Westerbaan; and a great-granddaughter, Hannah Westerbaan.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold “Abe” Peace, Ronald “Red” Peace and William Harvey Peace.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Moriarty Funeral Home, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven, with Licensed Minister Cindy Killinger officiating.

Friends and family will be received before the service from 9:00 to 11:00a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton County S.P.C.A. through the funeral home.

 

Posted: January 19, 2015

John Phillip Marzzacco

John Phillip Marzzacco, 90, of Williamsport, went to be with the Lord in heaven on Jan. 17, 2015, at Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Montoursville.

Born May 23, 1924, in Jersey Shore, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Pagnotto) Marzzacco.

John graduated in 1943 from Jersey Shore High School and played football. Later, John graduated from the Williamsport State Beauty School in Cosmetology then worked for Weldon’s Manufacturing Company until his retirement in 1979.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving under General George Patton, 3rd Army and Omar Bradley of the 1st Army. John was sent to France, Germany, Austria, Belgium and Luxemburg where he was attached to Battery A 770 Field Artillery. Also, he was an Army postal clerk.

John was a devoted father and husband. He enjoyed traveling to Italy, tending to his children and grandchildren, gardening, landscaping, cooking, buying antiques, singing in the Ascension church choir, going to the YMCA and was a Phillies fan. John placed second in a 5K run when he was 75.

Surviving are his wife, Flora (D’Agostino) Marzzacco, they would have celebrated 66 years of marriage on Jan. 22; children, Cynthia F. (Richard) Martin, of The Villages, Fla., Rita J. Marzzacco (Nelson, boyfriend), of Montoursville and Brenda A. (Donald) Larson, of South Williamsport; brothers, Thomas and Ross Marzzacco; grandchildren, Richard L. (Beth) Martin II, of York, Jason B. Martin, of Philadelphia, Alan D. Larson, of Bloomsburg, and Jana C. Stapp (Brandon Stapp-deceased), of South Williamsport; great-granddaughter, Olivia A. Martin, of York; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by sisters, Carrie Chappel, Carmella Wolfe, Jean Haggerty, and brothers, Paul, Charles, Carl and William Marzzacco.

A Mass of Christian Burial to honor the life of John will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 720 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville, with military honors accorded by Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. Visitation will be held from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Health Home Care and Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 200 SE First St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: January 19, 2015



Maxine Elizabeth Halowell

Maxine Elizabeth Halowell, 100, formerly of Spring St. Duboistown, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 in Calvert Nursing Home, Prince Frederick, MD.

Born December 14, 1914 in Rathmel, PA, she was a daughter of Charles A. and Edna G. Melton London. She was preceded in death by her husband Guy D. Halowell on June 2, 1993, and three brothers Leonard, Percy, and Lyman London.

Maxine was a graduate of Reynoldsville High School. She was a member of Duboistown United Methodist Church, where she was the church organist for many years. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ, sewing, quilting, gardening, and playing Canasta. She had worked at Lycoming Day Care for 29 years.

Surviving are a daughter Alice Kyle of Owings, MD, with whom she lived for the past three years, two grandchildren Michelle Bowie of Burtonsville, MD and Stephen Kyle of N. Charleston, SC, five great grandchildren, and a sister Josephine Park of New Brighton, PA.

A funeral service to honor Maxine’s life will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19 at Duboistown United Methodist Church 133 Summer St. Duboistown. Burial will be held in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Visitation will be held from 10-10:45 a.m. Monday at Duboistown U.M.C.

Memorial contributions in Maxine’s name may be made to Duboistown U.M.C. 133 Summer St. Duboistown, PA 17702.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. Online e-condolences may be made at www.SandersMortuary.com.

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Posted: January 19, 2015

Patricia E. Barth

Patricia E. Barth, 89, of Williamsport, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Williamsport Home. She was born on May 18, 1925 in Williamsport, PA to Robert and Vera (Rokenbrod) Trexler. She married Donald E. Barth on January 2, 1946, and enjoyed 62 wonderful years of marriage up to his passing in 2008.

Patricia was a 1941 graduate of Williamsport High school and a homemaker for her family. She loved cooking, baking, shopping, traveling with her husband, and attending her many grandchildren’s baseball and softball games. Patricia was a longtime resident of Palm Coast, Florida, where she moved with her husband after his retirement in 1983. Patricia returned to her hometown of Williamsport in 2013.

Surviving is a son, Scott A. (Mary) Barth of Williamsport; three daughters Sandra L. Fraley of Palm Coast, FL, Donna E. Robertson of Williamsport, Kimberly J. (John) Wales of Elkhart, IN; sixteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Patricia is preceded in death by her three sisters, Shirley Mills, Marilyn Henry, and Marcella Barth.

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

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport, PA.
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Posted: January 19, 2015

Kathy A. Hevner

Kathy A. Hevner, 61, of 629 E. Main St., Rear, Lock Haven, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the Lock Haven Hospital.

Born on June 15, 1953 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Bennie P. and Helen Marie Dale Shoemaker, Sr.

After graduating from Lock Haven High School in 1971, Kathy earned her Medical Assistant degree from South Hills Business School, State College.

Kathy served with the Pennsylvania National Guard.

On November 20, 1992 in Lock Haven she married Harold E. Hevner who survives.

Kathy was employed by the Geisinger Medical Center, Lock Haven, as a receptionist.

She attended the Trinity United Methodist Church, Jersey Shore.

Kathy was very involved with the Geisinger Office Staff’s Relay for Life team.

She enjoyed camping, riding her bicycle, and walking. Most of all, Kathy loved spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Harold, she is survived by a son, Adam Wayne Smith, Sr. of Cape Coral, FL; three daughters: Heather Marie Mann of Avis, Angela E. (John) Karwowski of Lock Haven, and Yvonne M. (Michael) Hughes of McElhattan; three brothers: Bennie P. Shoemaker, Jr. of Utah, David W. Shoemaker of California, and Jared A. (Jackie) Shoemaker, Sr. of Dunmore; thirteen grandchildren: Chelsey and Lindsey Mann, Chandler Smith, Zachary and Natalia Hockman, Skylar and Alyson Smith, Adam Wayne Smith, Jr., Rachael Karwowski, and Jessica, Samantha, Derek, and Jonathan Hughes.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Monday from 6 until 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Clinton County Relay for Life through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: January 16, 2015



Ray E. Vilello

Ray E. Vilello, 91, of Blue Bell and formerly of Lock Haven, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the home of his daughter.

Born on August 8, 1923 in Lock Haven, he was son of the late Charles and Mildred Smith Vilello.

Ray served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1941-1943 and was on the USS Republic during the Japanese invasion of Pearl Harbor.

On May 17, 1944 in Renovo, he married the former Mary A. Dachille who preceded him in death on April 2, 2004.

Ray owned and operated Vilello’s Machine and Welding Shop from 1970 until he retired in 2008.

He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church.

Ray was a former commander of the American Legion Post 131 as well as a member of the Forty et Eight Voiture Locale No 903, the Knights of Columbus #1774, the Sons of Italy, and the Moose Club.

Surviving are two children, Ray F. (Deb) Vilello of Loganton and Cynthia (Tiny) Betron of Blue Bell; two sisters, Mary Beatty of California and Caroline McCullough of Arizona; four grandchildren: Michael McCracken of Montana, Mathew McCracken of Norristown, Melissa Swartwood of Royersford, and Miranda Beckett of Williamsport; and four great grandchildren: Xavier Beckett, Dustin Willits, Julianna McCracken, and Elicia Swartwood.

In addition to his wife, Ray was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Fred Vilello, and a sister, Josephine Mancini.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 12 Noon at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3 East Walnut Street, Lock Haven with Rev. Father Joseph Orr officiating.
Friends and family will be received at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High Street, Flemington on Monday from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

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

Posted: January 16, 2015

Fay Lenore Chesney

Fay Lenore Chesney, 86 formerly of McElhattan. Jersey Shore and Shamokin passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Manor Care.

She was born April 17, 1928 in Shamokin, the daughter of William E. and Daisy Ellen (Bamford) Chesney.

Fay was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jersey Shore.

Early in life she was a seamstress in Shamokin and Woolrich. She had worked at the Forget-Me-Not Shop, Dershem Pharmacy, Rea & Derrick and CVS.

She is survived by a sister, Betty M. Ball of Wheelersburg, OH, formerly of Jersey Shore and many cousins.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Fay’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church, 235 S. Main St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in the Spring.

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

Posted: January 15, 2015

Mary Ella Seese

Mary Ella Seese, 93, formerly of Williamsport, passed away and entered the gates of heaven on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Mary was born the daughter of Frederick and Agnes (Williamson) Shearer on July 24, 1921, in Bald Hill. Mrs. Seese was predeceased by her husband, Herman W. and eldest son, Edward F. Seese.

Mrs. Seese worked in the garment industry and was a born again Christian and a member of Forestbrook Baptist Church.

Mrs. Seese is survived by her youngest son, William A. Seese and three granddaughters, Kristen J. Schriner, Andrea R. Aunkst, and Heather R. (Matthew) Leonard and six great-grandchildren, Ryan G. Schriner, Ian J. Aunkst, Caitlin R., Novalee A., Owen M., and Aidan M. Leonard.

Services to honor the life of Mary will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

Grand Strand Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family; please view our guestbook online at grandstrandfuneralhome.net.

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Posted: January 15, 2015



Blanche L. Marasco

Blanche L. Marasco, 95, of 104 Palmer Ave. Mill Hall, died peacefully Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing Home.

Blanche was born December 8, 1919 in Flemington, the daughter of George Frederick and Mae Jennie Fye Wells.

On November 26, 1936 in St. Agnes Catholic Church, Lock Haven, she married Joesph C. Marasco, who died October 12, 2008. They were married 72 years.

Blanche attended the former Lock Haven High School. She worked at Sylvania in Mill Hall, the Eagle Wing Snack Bar at Lock Haven State College and the IGA store in Lock Haven.

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

Blanche was a member of the Mill Hall, Church of Christ and the King's Builders class at the church. She volunteered and was an active member at the Mill Hall Senior Center and the Mill Hall, Church of Christ Senior Fellowship group for many years.

Blanche is survived by three sons, Joesph (Eleanor) and Dennis (Jane) both of Blanchard and Michael of Mill Hall, a sister, Ethel Page, a sister-in-law, Pauline Wells, a son-in-law, Eugene Mark, five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie, a brother, Roy Wells, and two sisters, Pearl Wert and Helen Butler.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 16, 2015 at 3 PM at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, 231 High St., Flemington with Pastor Russell Moldovan officiating. Burial will be in the Rest Haven Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.

Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 1 to 3 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Resident Activity Fund Haven Skilled Rehab and Nursing, 24 Cree Drive Lock Haven, Pa 17745.

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

Posted: January 13, 2015

Elaine Ann Waltz

Elaine Ann Waltz, of 77 Heatherbrooke Estates, Muncy, went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born February 10, 1946 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Dorothy (Minier) Moyer. She was the beloved wife of David P. Waltz, who survives. Together they celebrated 26 years of marriage.

Elaine attended Hughesville High School and was a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology, where she received a degree in nursing. She worked for Susquehanna Health as a nurse on both the Williamsport and Muncy campuses.

Elaine was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Muncy, where she served on several committees and her presence will especially be mourned.

She volunteered at the Muncy Valley Hospital, American Cancer Society and the East Lycoming Historical Society. Elaine’s special gift of comforting, nurturing and teaching those around her will be greatly missed by family and friends alike.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Teresa Watts and Geoffrey and Amanda Waltz, all of Williamsport; a daughter and son-in-law, Elisabeth and Michael Foley, of Levittown; a nephew, Mark Materne, of Reno, NV; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Elaine was predeceased by a sister, Sharon (Moyer) Materne and a son, James Watts, Jr.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday January 16, at the First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, with the Rev. Arlene Beechert, officiating. A reception of friends will follow the service in the church social hall.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to either the First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, PA 17756 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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

 

Posted: January 13, 2015

Mary E. Bradley

Mary E. Bradley, 87, of Williamsport, died unexpectedly Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Myron W. Bradley, on November 28, 2004.

Born September 14, 1927, in White Deer, she was the daughter of Maurice and Mary (Nogle) Eisenhauer.

Mary was owner and operator of Bradley’s Wander Inn in Newberry. She was a life time member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #145, Forty & Eight Voiture #382, and former member of the American Legion Post #1 and VFW #844. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and playing cards with friends.

Surviving are her step-children Michael Bradley of Ypsilanti, MI, Geniel Miller of Watsontown, and Joline Woods of Corvallis, OR.

A funeral service to honor the life of Mary will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport with the Rev. Ronald D. Savits. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

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Posted: January 13, 2015



Samuel E. Beatty

Samuel E. Beatty, 84, of 1745 Log Run Rd., Williamsport, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 at The Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born April 28, 1930 in Mahaffey, PA a son of Walter and Maude Bowser Beatty.

Sam was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the Navy and retired as a Chemical Operator at Lonza. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and going to his cabin.

He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years the former Dorotha A. Hickok and a brother, Arnold.

Sam is survived by his sons, Samuel A. (Deborah) Beatty of Cogan Station, Edward P. (Barbara) Beatty of Blossburg, David A. (Wendy) Beatty of Trout Run and Kevin L. Beatty of Williamsport. He is also survived by his half-brother Edwin Beatty of Montoursville, half-sister Sandra; nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 12, 2015

Robert L. Harbach

Robert L. Harbach, 71, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at his home.

Born November 12, 1943, in Loganton, he was a son of the late Charles G. and Esther E. (Ayers) Harbach.

Robert was a graduate of Wellsboro High School. He was an Army Veteran serving during the 1960s. Following his service in the military, he retired as a conductor on the railroad working from 1975-2005. Robert was a member of the Newberry Independent Club, the Duboistown VFW, and was a life member of the Newberry Republican League.

Surviving is a brother, Charles G. (Joyce) Harbach, of Onsted, MI, a sister, Ruth Ann Harbach, of Liverpool, NY, and many nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.

A funeral service to honor the life of Robert will be held 1 p.m. Friday, January 16 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. Burial will follow in Tombs Run Cemetery, Jersey Shore. A visitation will be from noon until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

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Posted: January 12, 2015

Sarah E. “Sally” Snook

Sarah E. “Sally” Snook, 92, of Williamsport died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at her granddaughter’s home, surrounded by her family.

Born April 12, 1922 in Mill Hall, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph C. and Alice M. Brungard Emert.

Sarah was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Carl R. Snook in 2003.

She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church. Sarah loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and going to their sporting events. She enjoyed playing cards and dominoes, and collecting cow figurines and butterflies.

Surviving are her children, Carl Ramon Snook (Evoyn) of Rose Valley, Cathy Livingston (Skip) of Montgomery, and Jeffrey Snook (Teri) of Montoursville, 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son Pierre and her siblings Martha Danis and William Emert.

A funeral service to honor Sarah will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

Interment will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.

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Posted: January 12, 2015



Joseph J. Vassallo

Joseph J. Vassallo, 55, of Duboistown entered his eternal life Thursday January 8, 2015.

Born December 24, 1959 in Williamsport, he was a son of Daniel F. Vassallo and Nancy (Martin) Vassallo. Joseph and his wife Candace L. (Miller) Vassallo, celebrated 31 years of marriage together.

Joe graduated from Williamsport High School Class of 1977 and Mansfield University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business.

Joe’s life work was at the family business of Miller’s Coal and Trucking, where he was the back bone of the company. He spent his later years employed by Comcast working in sales.

Joe was a member of Pine Street United Methodist Church. He was a family man of strong faith and was a very involved parent to his sons. He was a Boy Scout Master of Troop 11, Duboistown, where several boys became Eagle Scouts, including both of his sons. He had coached numerous teams of football, baseball and wrestling over the years. Joe also co-coached the pioneer team of Odyssey of the Mind at South Williamsport High School.

Joe enjoyed church, landscaping, antiquing with his wife, family beach vacations, taking mountain hikes with his dogs and summer baseball games at the Crosscutters. He loved to read and always had a book with him. Joe was known for always having a joke he wanted to tell.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother of Williamsport are two sons, Matthew J. Vassallo, Esq. of Baltimore, MD, and Kirk A. Vassallo of Duboistown; two brothers, Daniel Vassallo (Nancy) and Dean Vassallo (Sharon) both of Williamsport; three sisters, Penny Cappa (David) of Cogan Station, Patty English (Clyde) and Candy Schneider (Steve), all of Williamsport; four Brothers-in-law, Harry J. Miller III (Christine) of South Williamsport, Jeffery E. Miller (Laura), Richard L. Miller (Karen) and Timothy J. Miller (Kathy), all of Montgomery; Father-in-law Harry J. Miller, Jr. of South Williamsport, who was his best friend; and several nieces and nephews to whom he was their beloved Uncle Joe.

A Funeral service to honor the life of Joe will be held 11 a.m. Monday, January 12, 2015 at Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine Street, Williamsport with the Rev. Karen Atanasoff officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be held Sunday from 6-8 p.m. and Monday from 10:00-10:45 a.m. at Pine Street UMC.

Memorial contributions in Joe’s name may be made to Pine St. UMC, 441 Pine St. Williamsport, PA 17701.
Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary
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Posted: January 9, 2015

Patricia Ann Morgan

Patricia Ann Morgan, 70, of 2163 Bald Eagle Mountain Rd., Mill Hall, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 at her home.

Patty was born in Lock Haven on May 5, 1944, the daughter of the late Sherman and Lillian Maggs Aungst.

She was a 1962 graduate of Lock Haven High School.
On February 2, 1963 at the Lock Haven First Church of Christ, she married James Morgan, Jr., who survives.

Patty was a very active member of the Lock Haven Women of the Moose and a member of the Flemington First Church of Christ.

Patty found great joy in doing things for others. She loved people, especially children, and spent time as a babysitter in past years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, James E. (Elizabeth) Morgan of Arizona; two brothers, Robert Aungst of Mill Hall and Maynard Aungst of New York; a sister, Delores Heverly of Beech Creek; three grandchildren, Natasha Sutton, James Lee Morgan and Xenesha Patricia Morgan; and a great granddaughter, Jasmine Sutton.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 8 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Rev. Steve Salmon officiating.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 p.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Mooseheart Charity.

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

 

Posted: January 11, 2015

Lottie P. Laidacker

Lottie P. Laidacker, 79, a resident at Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Loyalsock Township, passed away on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.

Lottie was born, one of thirteen children, on July 3, 1935, in Ottawa, the daughter of Rolland E. Sr. and Esther A. Strouse Gray.

She retired from Brodart Furniture Division after 23 years. She was a lifetime member Women of the MOOSE chapter 384 where she was a Past Senior Regent; she was also an Outstanding member of the PEER Group at Loyalsock Creek Nursing Center. Lottie enjoyed camping, gardening, cooking and canning, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving are her husband of 43 years Stanley E. Laidacker; her children, Dottie (Carmine) Alberico, of Williamsport, George Derrick, of Exchange, Wayne F. (Diane) Derrick, of Williamsport, Dale Derrick, of Salladasburg, Diane Brown and Richard J. Derrick Sr., of Williamsport; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; and siblings, Sara Jane Charles and Donald Gray, both of Montgomery, Charles and Frank Gray, both of Muncy, Alice Presser, of Amarillo, Texas and Debra Belleman, of Myerstown.
In addition to her parents, a daughter Donna E. Smith, and siblings, Mary Ellen Deihl, Ina Gordoner, Dorence Gray, Rolland Gray Jr., Ruth Flick and James Gray preceded her in death.
The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.

A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Chaplain George Spencer officiating followed by burial at Wildwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Lottie’s name may be made to the Memorial Dialysis Fund of Central PA, 1660 Sycamore Road, Suite C, Montoursville, PA 17754.

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

 

Posted: January 11, 2015



Luella E. Bair

Luella E. Bair (formerly of South Williamsport) died on January 9, 2015 at the Valley View Nursing Home. She married Lawrence O. Bair of South Williamsport on February 7, 1948. They renewed their wedding vows on January 3, 2015. Pastor Kenneth Elkin officiated. They were planning to celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary on February 7, 2015.

Luella Emily Niermann was born in Osmond, Nebraska, September 16, 1913. Her parents were Henry and Emilie (Stark) Niermann. Luella graduated from Osmond High School in 1931.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence and children Cynthia L. Huff (Ray) Williamsport, Nadine E. Wolfe (Dr. David) State College and David L. Bair (Gail)Williamsport and a niece, Joan and two nephews.

She is also survived by her grandchildren: Jon Huff (Teresa), Wilmington, DE; Kimberly Hufnagel (John), Corning, NY; Dr. Matthew Wolfe (Fiona), Rochester, NY; Daniel Wolfe, State College; Kelly Allamaras (Damon), Williamsport; and Dr. Michael Bair, Pensacola, FL. and her great grandchildren: Emily, Andrew and Colin Huff, Jacob and Benjamin Hufnagel, Landon and Cooper Allamaras, and Neil and Simon Wolfe.. They all knew her as Umma and loved her very much.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Edna and two brothers, Elmer and Harry.

Luella was an active member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church for 37 years. She centered her life around her Lord and her family. When she was surrounded by the members of her wonderful family, they were surrounded by her love.

Visitation will begin at 11:00am Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 142 Market St., Williamsport. The service will follow at Noon with her pastor, Reverend Kenneth Elkin officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and, if desired, memorial contributions can be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are being handled by the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

 

Posted: January 9, 2015

Dawn E. Blackburn

Dawn E. Blackburn, 51, of 157 E. Water St., Muncy, died Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born January 14, 1963, in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Cecil Blackburn and Freda M. (Warner) Blackburn, who survives.

Dawn was a 1982 graduate of Hughesville High School.  She was employed for 33 years at Clover Leaf Lanes, Muncy.

She was passionate about bowling and earned many awards.  Dawn loved cooking.

Surviving in addition to her mother of Muncy, are her companion, Ralph Feigles; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Kimberly (Paul) Bartlow of Muncy, Faythe (Tom) Brown of Tucson, AZ, Carmen Hummel of Muncy, Cecilia Jane (Vince) Fowler of Montandon, and Michelle (Aaron) Harman of Hughesville; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Friends will be received from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tuesday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where a funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Max L. Walters, Jr., of the Lairdsville Faith Church, Hughesville.

Burial will follow in St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church Cemetery, Montgomery.

The family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions be  made to The American Cancer Society, Lycoming County Unit 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

 

Posted: January 9, 2015

Eleanor M. “Honey” Stetts

Eleanor M. “Honey” Stetts, 86, of Williamsport, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Gatehouse Hospice Center in Williamsport.
Born April 7, 1928 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Paul Sr. and Alice (Walter) Bower. On July 28, 1945 she married Frank A. Stetts II. Together they celebrated 69 years of marriage.
Honey attended South Williamsport Area High School. She was the co-proprietor of Stetts’ Store in Nisbet for 27 years.
Honey was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Parish in Williamsport and the former Ascension Parish in Newberry, where she was active with the Samaritans, a bereavement group.  She was a faithful and active member of her church, serving as the Prayer Chain Coordinator for over 25 years and participating in Prison Ministry for over 25 years at the Lewisburg, Muncy and Allenwood facilities.  Honey also served as a Eucharistic Minister.
She enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting, cooking and traveling.  Honey could often be found in her flower gardens, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially attending their birthday parties and sporting events.
Honey was a wonderful wife and loving mother and always put others before herself.  She supported many charities.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Cherie (Gary) Moyer of South Williamsport; five sons, Frank (Joy) Stetts III of Bastress, Lawrence Stetts of Williamsport, Ronald (Phyllis) Stetts of Vero Beach, FL, Joe (Judy Muldoon) Stetts, Mississauga, Ontario, and Robert (Barbara) Stetts, of Loyalsock; two sisters, Margaret Richmond and Theresa (Jim) Konkle; two brothers, Paul (Beverly) Bower and Charles (Shirley) Bower; 12 grandchildren, Frank (Robin) Stetts IV, Brian (Jess) Stetts, Brandy (Ron) Bainbridge, Crissy (Jeff) Walker, Kim (Hank) Sweet, Michael (Jamie) Moyer, Grant (Connie) Moyer, Mark (Erin) Moyer, Sara (Brook) Buxton, Ashley Stetts, Mario (Danielle) Stetts and Marisa Stetts; 29 great grandchildren, Frank Stetts V, Brianna Stetts, Hailey Stetts, Adelyn Stetts, Isaac Stetts, Darren Stetts, Aubrey Stetts, Dierk Stetts, Cody Stetts, Terrence Stetts, Emilee Stetts, Hannah Sweet, Kayla Bainbridge, Reese Bainbridge, Marleigh Bainbridge, Trey Bainbridge, Tyler Walker, Devon Walker, Kaden Walker, Braedon Moyer, Tori Moyer, Ella Moyer, Eshton Moyer, Edy Moyer, Emi Moyer, Josephine Moyer, Jordan Buxton, Sergio Stetts and Sofia Stetts; and many nieces and nephews.  
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her son, Michael Paul Stetts; a grandson, Travis Stetts; and a brother-in-law, Logan Richmond.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, where a rosary will be recited at 7:45 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.  Officiating will be her pastor, Rev. Brian Van Fossen.
Burial will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery, Williamsport.
The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to either St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Susquehanna Health Foundation (Gatehouse), 1001 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701.
The family is being assisted by Grenoble Funeral Home, Muncy.  Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grenoblefuneralhome.com

Posted: January 9, 2015



Lawrence E. “Larry” Meeker

Lawrence E. “Larry” Meeker, 91, of Jersey Shore passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Manor Care.

He was born December 7, 1923 in State College, the son of Lawrence E. and Zella (Evy) Meeker.

Larry was the husband of the former Lena Miller with whom he shared 68 years of marriage.

He was a member of the Salladasburg United Methodist Church.

Larry was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during WWII.

He retired in 1985 from Piper Aircraft.

Larry was a member and former Exalted Ruler of Jersey Shore BPOE #1057.

He is survived by his wife, Lena; two daughters, Geraldine June of McElhattan and Lorraine Markel of Williamsport; close family friend, John J. (Marg) Bertulis of Ellicott City, MD; two nieces and two nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the SPCA 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or Salladasburg United Methodist Church, 366 Main Street, Salladasburg, PA 17740.

Relatives and friends are invited to Larry’s Life Celebration service 12pm Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. “A life Celebration Home” 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore with Rev. Kevin Brophy officiating. A visitation will be from 10 until 12. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

 

Posted: January 9, 2015

Jessie G. Stover

Jessie G. Stover, 85, of 93 Butler Lane, Mill Hall, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Jersey Shore Manor Care.

She was born in Salona on March 13, 1929, the daughter of the late George B. and Hazel Kramer Stover.

Jessie was employed by Sylvania before working as a farmer. Later in life, she worked as a school bus driver for Special Services.

She was a member of the Wright Street Church of Christ in Lock Haven.
Jessie enjoyed reading and watching westerns.

She is survived by her sister, Anna Mae Garbrick of Mill Hall; eleven nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, George, Byron, William, Robert and Russell Stover.

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

Burial will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jersey Shore Manor Care, c/o Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

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

 

Posted: January 9, 2015

Lela M. Conner

Lela M. Conner, 88, of Lock Haven passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the Geisinger Medical Center.

She was born May 3, 1926 in Carroll, the daughter of Benjamin F. and Geneva (Weaver) Embick.

Lela was the wife of Clarence E. Conner with whom she shared 70 years of marriage.

She was a member of the Avis United Methodist Church.

Lela retired in 1988 from Susque-View Nursing Home after 21 years of service as a LPN.

She loved taking care of her family and being a mother and a grandmother.

Lela enjoyed caring for the residents at Susque-View and at times would bring residents to her home to visit.

She was a master at jigsaw puzzles and enjoyed doing crafts for her friends and family.

She enjoyed baking for her family. Her family will remember her for raisin filled cookies and pies that she made.

Lela is survived by her husband, Clarence; three daughters, Sharon A. (Jerry) Delaney of Avis, Ethel F. (Steve) Eisenhower of Rote, Shirley M. (Robert) Bloom of Lock Haven; three sons, Clarence L. (Linda) Conner of Lock Haven, Robert E. (Linda) Conner of McElhattan, William E. (Vicki) Conner of Williamsport; two sisters, Ethel Ambrose of Ontario, California and JoAnn Dale of Avis; 21 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Embick, three sisters, Phyllis Conway, Esther Rine and Janet Heivly.

In lieu of flowers family suggest memorial contributions can be made to the Susque-View Nursing Home, 22 Cree Drive, Lock Haven, PA 17745 for activity and recreational supplies for the residents.

Relatives and friends are invited to Lela’s Life Celebration service at 2pm Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore with Rev. Thomas C. Jones officiating. A visitation will be from 12pm until 2pm. Burial will be private in Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Posted: January 9, 2015



Annie N. Rossman

Annie N. Rossman, 90, of Lock Haven, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Susque View Home.

Born on March 14, 1924 in Howard, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mabel Butler Dullen.

Annie was married to the love of her life, John I. Rossman, Sr., who preceded her in death in December 1998.

During World War II in the 1940s, she was employed by Sylvania Products. From the 1950s through the early 1970s, Annie cleaned homes for numerous families in the area.

Surviving are two children, John I. Rossman, Jr. of Mill Hall and Delores A. (Paul) Courter of Mill Hall; three grandchildren: Gail Courter, Michael (Krista) Courter, and Robert Rossman; 5 great grandchildren; 1 great, great grandchild; and a sister, Nellie Heaton of Cleveland, OH.

In addition to her parents and husband, Annie was preceded in death by three brothers: Edward, Walter, and Robert Dullen, and six sisters: Dorothy, Elverta, and Pearl Dullen, Zelma Spangler, Ruth Boone, and Alma Kitchen.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 11 A.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Cindy Killinger, Licensed Minister, officiating. Private burial take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susque View Residents’ Fund through the funeral home.

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

Posted: January 8, 2015

Eleanor E. Schlorff

Eleanor E. Schlorff, 89, of McElhattan passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 at her residence.

She was born November 16, 1925 in Mount Carmel, the daughter of the late Camillo and Clementine (Aldrighetti) Nardelli.

Eleanor was the wife of the late William E. Schlorff with whom she shared 57 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2008.

She was a member of the Jersey Shore Senior Citizens.

Eleanor enjoyed crocheting and loved being a mother and grandmother.

She is survived by a son, Dr. William J. and (fiancé Roxie) Schlorff of Lock Haven; a daughter, Diane Swearer of Levittown; three granddaughters, Alison, Kirsten and Chelsea; two brothers, Frankie Nardell of CA and Clemmy Nardell of VA; two sisters, Norma Nardell of Mt Joy, Marie Collier of Bethlehem.

Family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the North Central Sight Services, 2121 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Eleanor’s Life Celebration Memorial Mass will be held at a later date and will be announced by the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 1002 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: January 8, 2015

Mary Ann (McNutt) Carpenter

Mary Ann (McNutt) Carpenter, 87, of Williamsport, died on Monday, January 5, 2015 at her residence.

She was the wife of the late Conard W. Carpenter who had died on November 10, 1998. They were married on January 3, 1969 and celebrated 29 years as husband and wife before his death.

Mary was born in Philadelphia on November 25, 1927 and was the daughter of the late Thomas John and Anna Elizabeth (Wilson) McNutt. She was a dedicated homemaker.

Mary is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law; Steve H. and Carol Roles of Duboistown, Dean L. and Kathleen Carpenter, Paul S. and Patty Carpenter and Conard W. and Shelly Carpenter, Jr., all of Williamsport, four daughters and two son’s-in-law; Toni A. Beck, Laurie D. and Michael Steffen and Maryann and Glenn Michniewich, all of Fort Walton Beach, FL and Julie L. Brown of Williamsport, 25 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, one brother and sister-in-law; Thomas J. and June McNutt of Williamsport and two sisters; Jane Dauber of Duboistown and Lois McNutt of Muncy.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are being handled by the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., Williamsport.

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Posted: January 7, 2015



Brenda Jo Hess

Brenda Jo Hess, 53, of resident Williamsport, passed away at home, on January 2, 2015.
She was born in Williamsport on June 29, 1961 the daughter of the late Harry Cochran and Jean Gair.

Brenda enjoyed crocheting, hunting, fishing and going to the racetrack. She helped at the track, lining up the sprint cars for the races, at Selinsgrove she worked the cone and at Clinton she worked outside turn two. Brenda enjoyed spending time with family especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband of 28 years, Kenneth E. Hess Sr., two sons Scott (Holly) Cochran, Daniel (fiancée Rebecca Wetzel) Hess, both of Williamsport, three step children, Robert Hess, Jennifer Hess and Robin Burns all of Saxton, PA, six grandchildren Daniel Hess Jr., Brionna, Brayden, Brooke, and Braylah Cochran and Elijah Walker, four brothers Brian, Wayne, Charles and Mark Cochran, and two sisters Penny and Diane Cochran all of Williamsport.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Chapel at Wildwood Cemetery, 1151 Cemetery St. Williamsport with Pastor Frank Gair officiating.

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

 

 

Posted: January 6, 2015

Mary K. Wool

Mary K. Wool, 92, of Cogan Station, died Monday, January 5, 2014 at her home. Her husband Walter M. “Bub” Wool preceded her in death on March 18, 2002.

Born September 26, 1922, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Charles A. and Effie M. (Weaver) Flook.

Mary worked as a secretary for the family business, Wool’s Block.

Surviving are two sons; Alfred E. (Connie) Wool, Samuel M. (Gloria) Wool, and grandson Carl D. (Kayla) Wool, II all of Cogan Station, nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great- grandchildren.

In addition to her parents Mary was preceded in death by two sons, Carl D. Wool, I and Walter C. Wool, one grandchild, and one great- grandchild.

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: January 6, 2015

Greta Smith

Greta Smith, 90, of Williamsport, died Monday, January 5, 2015 at the Gatehouse at
Divine Providence Hospital.

Born May 7, 1924 in Hilpoltstein, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Friedrich
Wilhelm and Anna Brandmeier Beierlein. Greta met and married her husband, Gene,
who was in the Air Force in Germany after World War II. In 1948 they returned to
the Williamsport area where they owned and operated Gene Smith Florist for 25
years.

Greta had a passion for flowers and a green thumb to match. She enjoyed baking,
cooking and knitting and took great pride in maintaining an immaculate home
where she welcomed and entertained her many friends.

Greta's greatest love was her family. She nurtured, supported and spoiled all of
them. She is survived by her children, Gale (Craig) Weaver and Gary Smith of
Williamsport, two granddaughters, Addie Weaver (Matthew Bruce) of Michigan,
Kacie Doty (Dave) of New York, and one great-granddaughter, Nora Bruce. She
eagerly anticipated the arrival of her new great-granddaughter, Allie, who is due in
February. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene E. Smith.

A funeral service to honor Greta will be held on Saturday, at 10 a.m. at Sanders
Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. There will be a viewing Friday evening
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

Flowers will be graciously accepted or memorial contributions may be made to
Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa 17701.
www.SandersMortuary.com

Posted: January 6, 2015



Eugene A. Ricci

Eugene A. Ricci, Sr., 88, of South Williamsport, died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Louise G. Ricci on Jan. 21, 2014, who he missed so dearly since her passing.

Born April 28, 1926 in Williamsport, he was a son of Luigi and Mary (Turi) Ricci.

Gene was a Navy Veteran of WWII. He retired from AVCO-Textron and was a member of American Legion Post 0617 and VFW Post #7863. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, and sang in the church choir. Gene was an avid golfer at White Deer Golf Course. He enjoyed singing, going on bus trips, and having coffee at McDonald’s and Wegmans. He had a deep faith, was kind, gentle, and always put his family first in his life.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda M. (Tom) Kopsciansky of South Williamsport, a son, Eugene A. Ricci, Jr. (Andrea Tyson) of Cogan Station, four grandchildren, Brian (Beth) Kopsciansky, Kristin (Ryan) Carper, Matthew and Philip Ricci, nine great-grandchildren, a tenth great grandchild to be born this week, a sister Rita Beck (Bob) of Muncy, and two brothers Leonard Ricci (Fran) of AZ, and Raymond Ricci (Patricia) of TX.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Brenda Ann Ricci, two sisters Phyllis Early and Lorraine Ricci, and three brothers Pat, John, and Tom Ricci.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am Thursday, January 8, 2014 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 West Central Ave. South Williamsport. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, with military honors. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 PM at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.

Memorial contributions may be made in Eugene’s name to The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital 1100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, or St. Anthony’s Center 125 Willow St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

Posted: January 5, 2015

Robert P. Bowersox

Robert P. Bowersox, 85, of Linden, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born April 1, 1929, in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of R. Paul and Anna (Line) Bowersox.

He was a graduate of Meyers High School and a received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Mansfield University. Mr. Bowersox was a music teacher in the Montoursville Area School District. He taught and shared his love of music to many children for 36 years, retiring in 1991.

He was a U.S. Army veteran. Bob was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he sang on the chancel choir, Master’s Keys, and had served as a delegate to the Central PA UMC Conference. He was the choir director for many various local churches and had been a youth advisor and bell choir director at St. John’s U.M.C. Bob served on the board of the Williamsport Community Concert Association and was a past president of the Williamsport Music Club. He had served on boards of Central Oak Heights Association, Jersey Shore School Board, and BLAST. He sang in the Civic Chorus, Consistory Choir, and Harmonia. He was a member of the Elks, Antlers Club, and F&AM Lodge No. 707.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years Mary L. (Bartlett) Bowersox, whom he married March 23, 1957; two daughters, Diane L. Havrilla (Edward R.), of Williamsport, Jennifer L. White (Brian D.,) of Hammondsport, N.Y.; and three grandsons who he was so proud of and enjoyed watching them become such great young men, Daniel J. Havrilla, Gregory J. Ditomasso and Joseph I. Havrilla.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Claire E. Barker.

A funeral service to honor the life of Robert will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at First United Methodist Church, 604 Market St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Richard D. Waters officiating. Burial will be held in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, and from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at First U.M.C.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Robert’s name be made to First UMC 604 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

Sanders Mortuary
821 Diamond Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-322-3466

 

 

Posted: January 5, 2015

Dorothy Jeanette Schreppel Cero

Dorothy Jeanette Schreppel Cero, 84, of Loyalsock Twp., died Thursday, January 1, 2015 surrounded by her loving family.

Dorothy was born in Ashland, Pennsylvania on March 10, 1930.

Dot lived her adult life on Hillside Avenue, Newberry, Williamsport.
Dorothy was married to Albert Cero. They married in May of 1947 and moved onto Hillside Avenue in October of 1947.

Dorothy and Albert raised Walter Cero of Dayton, Ohio, Robert Cero (Kathy), Williamsport, Daniel Cero(Ellen) of Loyalsock,Twp. and Laurie Kreamer (Kenneth) of Montoursville. In addition they helped to raise Roman Cero (Dona) Corning, New York and Dorothy Hafer Montoursville, children of their hearts.

In January of 2012, Dorothy moved in with her son Daniel and his family. She lived out her final days with Dan, Ellen, Avery, Hunter and two fuzzy ‘kids’ Hade and Riley. Dot was delighted with the Ceros’ and her home with them.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Albert and son Robert.
During the years, their children were growing up Dot and Al were very involved with their children’s school and social lives. They worked the Williamsport High School band concession stand and served as chaperons for their kids school activities (band, band front and sports). Mom and Dad were very interested in their children’s education, extracurricular activities and their children’s many friends. All of their kids’ friends knew them as “Mom and Dad”.

Their grandchildren were very beloved. The grandchildren included Kimberly, Dawn, Jason, Matt, Avery, Hunter, Alexander and Lauren. Great-grand kids are, Kira, Kiley, Greyson, Jackson and Taylor. Mom loved them all and took great pride and joy in being “Grammy”.
Dorothy was a long time member of St. John’s-Newberry Methodist Church. She worked in the garment industry for a significant period of time in and around the Williamsport area and had many friends from church and employment. Dorothy loved her family and many friends.
A funeral service to honor Dorothy will be held Wednesday, at 1:00 p.m. at St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry St. Williamsport, with her pastor Rev. Jay Jones, officiating. There will be a viewing at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday.

Interment will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s – Newberry United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 812 Diamond St. Williamsport.
www.SandersMortuary.com

Posted: January 2, 2015



Margaret "Peg" L. Wehler

Margaret "Peg" L. Wehler, 73, of Williamsport, passed away at Valley View Nursing Center on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Peg was born in Williamsport on April 5, 1941, the daughter of Charles M. and Marie Thouvenot Wehler.

She was a 1959 graduate of the former St. Joseph’s High School. She retired from Flowserve Corp., the former Anchor Darling Valve Co.

Peg was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish; she enjoyed traveling with the Merry Makers for many years. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting and became involved with making afghans for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Surviving are her brothers: James J. (Mary Ann), of Troy, Mich., Charles M., of Keyport, N.J., John F. (Ann Marie), of West Chester, Richard M., of Williamsport; four nieces; four nephews; four great-nieces; and four great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, a nephew, Jonathan Wehler, preceded her in death.
The family will receive friends from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday in the church portico.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with her pastor, the Rev. Brian Van Fossen, officiating, followed by burial at Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Peg’s name may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 711 W. Edwin St. Williamsport, PA 17701 or Lycoming County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

To share a fond memory or sign an e-register book, please visit www.crousefuneralhome.com.

Posted: January 2, 2015

Bernice E. Paulhamus

Bernice E. Paulhamus, 85, of Williamsport died Thursday, January 1, 2015 at the Williamsport Home.

Born October 27, 1929 in Cogan Station, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Mary Durrwachter Beach.

Bernice enjoyed crocheting, gardening, arts and crafts and going to yard sales. She was a member of Heshbon Park United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her children, Karen Baker of Cogan Station, Cheryl (Garry) Crandall of Cogan Station, Marilyn Campbell of Gulfport, MS, Raylene Abernathy (Robert Richards) of Gulfport, MS, R. Kevin (Donna) Paulhamus of Williamsport, grandchildren, Ryan Baker, Jason (Sonja) Hill, Jessica (John) King, Kara (Rory) Cipriani, Kristen (Michael) Vaverchak, Adam (Malina)Paulhamus and Andrew Paulhamus (Denise Yorks), six great grandchildren and one step great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond C. Paulhamus, a brother, Delos Beach and sisters, Gladys Paulhamus and Doris Emig.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Bernice’s name may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation P.O. Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018 or Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Office, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500 Chicago, Illinois 60606.

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

 

Posted: January 2, 2015

 

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