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Obituaries ~ January, 2016
 



Lewis P. “Sonny” Liberti

Lewis P. “Sonny” Liberti, 80, of Linden passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

He and his wife Jean M. (Neill) Liberti celebrated their 57 wedding anniversary on January 23rd, 2016. Lewis was born July 28, 1935 in Williamsport he was the son of the late Lucy M. (Liberti) Walton. Lewis lived with his grandparents Adeline and Sisto Liberti (which preceded him in death).

He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1955.

Lewis worked at Darling Valve and at the Carrol House. Jean’s parents Hubert and Beatrice Neill used to shop frequently at the Carrol House and they invited Lou to a Saturday night barn dance in Linden; which is where he met the love of his life Jean Neill. Lewis and Jean were married on January 23, 1959 by Father Alphonsus Manley at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church.

Lewis was a US Army Veteran and served for 2 years stationed in Germany. After serving his country he returned home and he and his wife, owned and operated the Harvest Moon Restaurant, Bowling Lanes and Mobile Home Park. Lewis was involved with Woodward Township in several capacities from 1972 to 1996. He was on the Planning Commission, was a Township Supervisor and a zoning officer. He was a member of the former Shrewsbury Hunting Club from 1975 to 1984. Lewis was very passionate about working at his restaurant and enjoyed cooking and socializing with everyone. Lewis enjoyed bowling, umpiring Little League, boating, flying, and traveling in his early years. He also enjoyed playing poker with his buddy friends. Lewis loved going to the Casino with his sons, and he enjoyed talking and telling stories of earlier years. Everyone enjoyed the stories and learned good life lessons from Lewis.

Lewis was a great man with a heart of gold who will be sorely missed by all.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Jean (Neill) Liberti, his children Tony (Gloria) Liberti of Linden, LuAnn Sagan of Williamsport, David (Margaret) Liberti of Linden, Thomas Liberti of Montoursville, James (Barbara) Liberti of Linden, and Douglas (Sulynn) Liberti of Linden; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; a brother John Walton of CA, and 2 sisters Dorothea (Edward) Baszczewski of Loyalsock and Donna (Ray) Albertson of Harrisburg.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday, February 1, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church 120 Kendall Ave. Jersey Shore, with Rev. Bert Kozen officiating.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.

Interment will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

 

Posted: January 28, 2016

James C. 'Jim' Shannon

James C. "Jim" Shannon, of 724 First Ave., Williamsport, began his walk with the angels on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, surrounded by his loving wife of 39 years, Janet (Vandine) Shannon.

Jim was born Aug. 25, 1944, to the late Richard H. and Lois H. (Powell) Shannon and is survived by one daughter, Kymberly (Chris) Dunlap; grandson, Ian Nolan and granddaughter, Lydia Noelle, of South Williamsport; one sister, Joyce (Wayne) Huff, of New Columbia; and brothers, Richard (Norma) Shannon, of Cogan Station and Joseph, of Williamsport.

Upon graduating from Williamsport Area High School, Class of 1962, he served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed mostly in Georgia and Alaska. Upon returning home, he worked and help various positions in the construction business, before starting his own business in 1976, Jim Shannon Builder, until 1990, when he had to give up the business due to being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, in 1988.

Jim's greatest love had always been fishing and how he always enjoyed the fishing trips he made with his friends over the years. Jim in life had accomplished a great many things to be proud of, but the one most treasured of those was being appointed a "Point of Light" during the Bush Administration in 1991.

The family declines donations but if so inclined, please make donations in Jim's name to The Susquehanna Health & Hospice, The Gatehouse or a charity of your choice.

A memorial service celebrating Jim's life will be scheduled at a later date.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: January 29, 2016

Dr. Jeannette E. Cruse

Dr. Jeannette E. Cruse, formerly of the Lock Haven area, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Jeanette resided at Ridgecrest at River Woods Senior Living facility in Lewisburg, PA, for the past twelve years after moving with her late husband Charlie from their home in Mill Hall.

Jeanette was the daughter of the late Larry and Naomi Renner and grew up in Flemington. She is survived by two children: Colleen Cruse Brickley (Sam) of Laconia, NH, and Thomas Cruse (Lynn) of Lock Haven, PA and Charleston, SC. Other survivors include seven grandchildren: Samuel Brickley, Liz Brickley, Vicki Cruse Motter, Chuck Cruse, Brian Cruse, Mary Cruse Tew and Matt Cruse; and ten great grandchildren: Rachel, Kyle, Gavin, Mia, CJ, Cameron, Owen, Grace, Evelyn and Penelope.

Jeannette was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Cruse; a son, Charles A. Cruse, Jr.; her parents; a sister, Ellen Wildey; and three brothers, Dick, Ed and Larry Renner.

Jeanette attended Lock Haven High School, received her Bachelor degree from Lock Haven State College and her Masters and PhD from Penn State University. She taught for several years at Woodward Elementary School and then spent more than twenty years as a professor of Education at Lock Haven University. Jeannette was a gifted teacher and touched many young lives. She also served as Chair of the Department of Education and as Director of International Student Teaching. She enjoyed visiting several countries in Europe while supervising her students, and did some teaching at the International School in Quito, Ecuador. Upon her retirement from Lock Haven University she was granted Professor Emeriti Status.

One of Jeannette’s greatest joys was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to sing with them, read to them and just talk with them. She really enjoyed attending their sporting events and sharing their special events and every day life with them. Each grandchild was treated to a trip of his/her choice as a twelfth birthday present and they all have wonderful memories of their “special time” alone with their Mom Mom and Pop Pop.

Jeannette enjoyed singing in the choir at Flemington United Methodist Church and later in the choir at Ridgecrest. She was a Phi Beta Kappa and an avid reader and sports fan. She continued her active life until her passing and was a proud season ticket holder for Bucknell University’s basketball games.

Traveling was one of Jeannette’s passions. She and Charlie visited both Disney World and Williamsburg, VA ten times and the entire Cruse clan enjoyed many summers together at Rehoboth Beach, DE. Jeannette even took a river boat cruise down the Danube River from Germany to Hungary with Colleen and Sam after Charlie’s passing and just this past October she had enjoyed going to her youngest grandchild’s wedding in Charleston, SC.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 11a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Rev. Viola Tyson officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m.

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

 

Posted: January 29, 2016




Sondra J. Poorman

Sondra J. Poorman, 74, of 34 Municipal Dr., Avis, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Haven Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Lock Haven.

Sondra was born in Saladasburg on March 26, 1941, the daughter of the late Roy C. and Sarah Martin Farling.

On July 23, 1960 in Saladasburg, Sondra married Francis E. Poorman, Sr., who survives in Avis.

She was a member of the Saladasburg United Methodist Church, the Tiadaghton Court 136 Order of the Amaranth in Jersey Shore and Pennsylvania Order of Eastern Star #28, Jersey Shore.

Sondra was employed at the Lock Haven Moose Club as a cook for several years.
She enjoyed camping, cooking, reading and watching wildlife. Most of all, Sondra loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Francis (Kathy) Poorman, Jr. of Mill Hall, Doreen (Bob) Kessinger of Avis, Chuck (Shelly Neff) Poorman of Mill Hall and Phyllis (Brian) Orndorf of Lock Haven; thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Sally Sander.

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

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Lock Haven Salvation Army.

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 28, 2016

Ronald R. Churba

Ronald R. Churba, 75, of South Williamsport, PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. He was at home with his loving family by his side. Ron was born on June 25, 1940, in Homestead, PA, the first-born son of J. Richard Churba and Helen Churba.

Ron (Churb) graduated from Williamsport High School in 1958, where he was an outstanding and impactful basketball player. He attended Loyola University in New Orleans, on scholarship, and later graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in the same field. He was a beloved teacher in the South Williamsport school district for 34 years. Known for his conscientious and witty approach, Ron had a genuine connection with students. The love of basketball led him to coach and mentor both at St. Joes School and Bishop Neumann High School. He was also an avid hunter who shared a love of the outdoors with family and friends, especially at his cabin, which he designed and built. He also owned and operated several bar/ restaurant businesses including the Reach Inn and the Tap Room. Ron had an endearing and generous personality and he touched many lives, young and old, wherever he went.

Ron was preceded in death by his infant sister, Maryann, and his parents.

Surviving are one son, Jeffrey (Carmalene) Churba, of Austin, TX; two daughters, Susan Churba of San Francisco, CA, and Laurie Churba of Hartford, VT; five grandchildren, Blaise Churba, Dominic Churba, Madeline Churba, and Abigail Churba, all of Austin, TX, and Wolfgang Kohn, of Hartford, VT; his wife, Mary Ann Churba of Montoursville, PA; four sisters, Jeanne (Ben) Pulizzi, of Williamsport, PA, and Patricia (Ray) Walters, Arlene (Fred) Wood, and Ellen Sue (Rick) Emerick, all of South Williamsport, PA; one brother, Richard (Myreta) Churba, of South Williamsport, PA; many nephews and nieces; and long-time friend, Nancy Thurston, of South Williamsport, PA.

A visitation will be held from 6pm to 9pm on Sunday, January 31, at Crouse Funeral Home. Location is 133 East Third Street in Williamsport, PA. A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Monday, February 1, at Saint Lawrence Catholic Parish, located at 821 Central Avenue in South Williamsport, PA. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Ronald’s name be made to Saint Lawrence Church, Hospice at Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice C/O Susquehanna Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd Williamsport or the American Cancer Society, online at m.cancer.org/donate.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: January 28, 2016

Sarah D. (Sally) Brady

Sarah D. (Sally) Brady, 81, of Towncrest Road, Williamsport died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Divine Providence Gatehouse.

Born May1935 in Bloomsburg, PA, Sarah was the daughter of Ruth Creasy Davis and Henry Davis. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Richard J.P. (Dick) Brady, Williamsport and four children: Charlotte R., Milwaukee, WI, Michael K., Ocala, FL, James R.P., Denver, CO, and Kathleen B. Long (Jeff), Woodland Hills, CA, six grandchildren and a sister, Rebecca D. Bates (Richard), Clarksville, TN. In addition to her parents, Sarah is predeceased by a sister, Sandra Nephew of Bloomsburg.

Sarah graduated from Bloomsburg High, Class of '53. She began a long career as a stenographer, secretary and typist with the Bloomsburg Morning Press. Sarah also worked for the Curtis Publishing Co. in Philadelphia and Yarnell Secretarial Services, State College. Upon relocating to Williamsport, Sarah continued her career with many local businesses, including the Chamber of Commerce, William's Steno Service and Kieser & Gahr law offices. For over three decades, Sarah operated "Sarah Brady Desktop Publishing".

Sarah was a member of the former Jaycee Wives Auxiliary and was an active member of the Women of the Moose, Williamsport Chapter 384. She was also an avid knitter and shared her talents with family and friends.

At Sarah's request, there will be no formal funeral services. Internment will be at the convenience of the family at the National Cemetery, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. A memorial service of life celebration will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to the Williamsport Women of the Moose charitable projects, or the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 28, 2016




Eleanor June Howard

Eleanor June Howard, 83, of Lock Haven passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at her daughter’s home.

Born July 21, 1932 in Woolrich, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Beatrice Custard Green.

June earned her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse from Lehigh Community College. She specialized as a nurse working in assisted living until her retirement in 1995.

She was a member of Crossroad Community Church, Jersey Shore.

June enjoyed playing cards and Bingo as well as crocheting.

Surviving are two sons, Donald A. (Jackie) Carson of Virginia and Tighe S. (Rachel) Hillegas of Slatington; two daughters, Ada R. (Torrence) Englert of Lock Haven and Crystal L. (Zane) Todd of Tennessee; three sisters: Susan Hannisak of Easton, Margaret Rhine of Lock Haven, and Hazel (David) Brungard of Mill Hall; fourteen grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald W. and Joseph V. Carson; a brother, Richard Custard; two sisters, Ruth Prisk and Jean Mann; and her companion, George E. Frank.

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

Memorial contributions in June’s name may be made to Crossroads Community Church, 1454 S. State Route 44 Highway, Jersey Shore, Pa 17740.

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

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

 

Posted: January 27, 2016

Ronald R. DeSanto

Ronald R. DeSanto, 81, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at The Williamsport Home.

He was born in Williamsport on March 24, 1934, a son of Rosario and Rose Lake DeSanto.

Ron was a member of the former Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church where he had been basketball coach for many years and is now a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. He had owned and operated four different barber shop at various times throughout the city, he was also a supervisor at Purolator Courier and at Courier Unlimited. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and bowling.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1951 until 1955.

Ronald and his wife, the former Antoinette L. Maggi would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 16, 2016.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter and her husband, Kimberly DeSanto McGee and Gerald; son and his wife, Ronald A. DeSanto and Melanie; five grandchildren, Anthony, Andrew (Megan) and Matthew DeSanto, Nicholas and Christopher McGee; and many nieces and nephews.

His brothers John, James, Charles, Robert and twin brother, Donald, also sisters, Celia Vassallo and Thressa Rosato, all preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.

A funeral service will be held Saturday 1 p.m. at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Mr. Stephen R. Frye officiating.

Burial will be at Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Ronald’s name may be made to the American Heart Assoc., Lycoming County Unit of American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Assoc.

For more information, to sign a register book or send condolences, please visit www.crousefuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: January 28, 2016

Anne E. Haefner

Anne E. Haefner, 85, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center with family at her side.

She was born Jan. 11, 1931, in Williamsport, the daughter of John E. and Elizabeth C. King Keller.

Anne was married for 51 years to Louis F. Haefner of Williamsport.

Anne graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1948 and the Mercy Hospital in Wilkes-Barre in 1952. She retired in 1981 after 23 years as a registered nurse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Though long retired from nursing, she looked after her daughter (Jacqueline) during her nine-month stay at Hershey Medical Center in 2004-05. 

She attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montoursville.

Anne loved being with her family. She delighted in knowing and sharing in the joyous life events and achievements of her daughters and grandchildren. She loved all her siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews, but had a special place in her heart for her sister Doris’s children, Tim, Pat, Mike, Katie and Kevin, whom she helped to raise after Doris’s passing. Anne enjoyed reading, shopping, vacations, Penn State Football and going for an ice cream and a drive with her family. She enjoyed her two pets, Sugar and Abe. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sisters, Doris Kielwein, Jean (Robert) Haefner; and brother, James (Mary Ann) Keller. 

Surviving are her sisters, Mary (Alfred) Eck, of Loyalsock, Betty (Carlisle) Rell, of Nippenose Valley, Lois (Joe) Kalis, of Cornwall; her two children, Susan M. (Phillip) Becker, of Dover, Ohio and Jacqueline M. (Brian) Fagnano, of Loyalsock. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Jessica Becker, Jacob Becker, Brandon Fagnano and Nathan Fagnano.   

A Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.

A public viewing to be held the night prior to the mass from 7 to 9 p.m. with a vigil service at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hope Lodge, 125 Lucy Ave., Hummelstown, PA 17036 or to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

 

Posted: January 28, 2016




Kathleen J. Vogel Zimmerman Habbel

Kathleen J. Vogel Zimmerman Habbel, 91, of Williamsport, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at the Williamsport Home Skilled Nursing Facility following her transfer from the Presbyterian Home (Williamsport) where she had taken residence. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, William A. Zimmerman, on Sept. 9, 1990, and her husband of 3 years, Harry F. Habbel Jr., on Oct. 14, 1995.

Born Dec. 11, 1924, in Williamsport she was the only child of the late Thomas C. and Esther C. (Hoffman) Vogel. Kathleen graduated from St. Mary’s High School. Following years of homemaking, she worked as the Parish Secretary for St. Boniface Catholic Church, her lifelong home parish. During her tenure she faithfully served many clergy, parishioners and the surrounding "Dutch Hill" community with integrity and patience. She and her husbands were members of the Church Choir. She was also a member of the Gesang Verein Harmonia Women’s Chorus (Williamsport Harmonia Club.)

Kathleen was an avid lifelong reader, Broadway Musical enthusiast and a fancier of Hollywood’s Golden Era films. A wily card player with an aptitude and appetite for everything from bridge to setback, she was a member of two card clubs in her retirement. She enjoyed domestic and foreign travel.

Surviving are her children, Thomas A. Zimmerman (June), of Williamsport, David M. Zimmerman (Susan), of Sayre, Mary K (Zimmerman) Fortin, of Williamsport, and Charles Scott Zimmerman, of Tucson, Ariz.; stepchildren, Harry L. Habbel (Marsha), of Phoenixville, Pa., Michael D. Habbel (Nancy), of Martinsville, Ind., and Lynda Habbel MacConnell (Kevin), of Spring City; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Kathleen’s name to the St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701; Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, c/o Susquehanna Foundation, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701; or the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at the St. Boniface Catholic Church with Msgr. Stephen D. McGough, celebrant. Visitation will precede the Mass from 8:30 to 9:30 in the Church lounge. Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by the Crouse Funeral Home, Williamsport. www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: January 27, 2016

Anne E. Haefner

Anne E. Haefner, 85, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center with family at her side.

She was born Jan. 11, 1931, in Williamsport, the daughter of John E. and Elizabeth C. King Keller.

Anne was married for 51 years to Louis F. Haefner of Williamsport.

Anne graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1948 and the Mercy Hospital in Wilkes-Barre in 1952. She retired in 1981 after 23 years as a registered nurse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Though long retired from nursing, she looked after her daughter (Jacqueline) during her nine-month stay at Hershey Medical Center in 2004-05.

She attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montoursville.

Anne loved being with her family. She delighted in knowing and sharing in the joyous life events and achievements of her daughters and grandchildren. She loved all her siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews, but had a special place in her heart for her sister Doris’s children, Tim, Pat, Mike, Katie and Kevin, whom she helped to raise after Doris’s passing. Anne enjoyed reading, shopping, vacations, Penn State Football and going for an ice cream and a drive with her family. She enjoyed her two pets, Sugar and Abe.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sisters, Doris Kielwein, Jean (Robert) Haefner; and brother, James (Mary Ann) Keller.

Surviving are her sisters, Mary (Alfred) Eck, of Loyalsock, Betty (Carlisle) Rell, of Nippenose Valley, Lois (Joe) Kalis, of Cornwall; her two children, Susan M. (Phillip) Becker, of Dover, Ohio and Jacqueline M. (Brian) Fagnano, of Loyalsock. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Jessica Becker, Jacob Becker, Brandon Fagnano and Nathan Fagnano.

A Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.

A public viewing to be held the night prior to the mass from 7 to 9 p.m. with a vigil service at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hope Lodge, 125 Lucy Ave., Hummelstown, PA 17036 or to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Arrangements are being handled by the Crouse Funeral Home, Williamsport. www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: January 27, 2016

Arthur R. "Bobby" Morrison

Arthur R. "Bobby" Morrison, 72, of Moreland Twp., Muncy, died Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Muncy Valley Hospital. He and his wife Gloria E. (Byrnes) Morrison celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary on November 14, 2015.

Born February 7, 1943 in Philadelphia, he is the son of the late Arthur L. and Elizabeth (Brous) Morrison. Bobby was a graduate of the Pennsylvania State Police Municipal Training School.

He retired as a Juvenile Detective in 1993 with over 25 years of service with the Lower Makefield Township Police Department. He was also the office in charge of Lower Makefield K-9 Unit for over 14 years, and was police liaison for the Youth Aid Panel. Bobby was member of Pennsylvania Juvenile Officers Association, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, Bucks County, and a Lower Makefield Police Benevolent Association. Additionally, he served his county for six years through the Army Reserve and retired at the rank of Sargent.

Bobby was a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and was honored in 2007 as Conservation Farmer of the Year by Lycoming County for his work and stewardship of his farm in Moreland Township. In his retirement, Bobby enjoyed farming especially raising Angus Cattle, loved riding his horses, and was a cowboy at heart. He was a member of Friends Church, Hughesville, the Moose Lodge, Muncy, the Pennsylvania and National Angus Association, and the American Quarter Horse Association.

Surviving in addition to his wife are one daughter, Sherry E. (Jason) Watts of Muncy; a son, Raymond E. Morrison of Perkasie; two grandchildren, Trey T. Watts and Emma E. Watts, both of Muncy; two sisters, Patricia (Phillip) Dybalski of Langhorn, and Edith (Joseph) Leonard of Wells, ME.

A memorial service will be at 3:00 pm on Saturday, January 30 at Friends Church, 137 South Third Street, Hughesville, PA with Rev. Dan Cale officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 30 at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Arthur’s name to Susquehanna Health Foundation, C/O Cardiac Services, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to Friends Church, 137 S. Third Street, Hughesville, PA 17737.

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

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

 

Posted: January 27, 2016




Joseph E. Badman

Joseph E. Badman, 83, of Williamsport, died Sunday, January 24, 2016 at The Williamsport Home.

Born September 10, 1932 in Williamsport, he was a son of Edward and Margaret (Lorenz) Badman. He married Eva “Sis” Hostrander on December 26, 1951 who survives.

He was a 1950 graduate of St. Joe’s and was a US Navy Veteran having served during the Korean War.

Joe was proprietor of Badman Planning and Building, and then was co-owner of Aquarius Pool and Patio. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and a member of the former Ascension Church. He enjoyed woodworking and trains.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are two daughters Janice K. Henderson (Thomas) of Williamsport, and Deborah L. Spencer (Ross) of Dover, DE, six grandchildren Jody, Scott, Ryan, Holly, Joel, and Lora, 14 great grandchildren, a sister Mary Gunns, and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Annunciation Church, 702 W. Fourth St. Williamsport. Burial will be held in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville. Visitation will be held from 8:45-10:15 in the church portico.

Memorial donations in Joe’s name may be made to the Williamsport Home 1900 Ravine Road Williamsport or St. Joseph the Worker Parish 711 West Edwin St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

The family would like to thank all the care given to Joe over the last year at the Williamsport Home.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 26, 2016

Helen Louise Figels

Helen Louise Figels 85, of Hughesville died Monday, January 25, 2016 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Muncy. She was the widow of Arthur L. Figels who preceded her in death on December 10, 2010.

Born July 8, 1930 in Eagles Mere, she is the daughter of the late Thomas D. and Mary V. (Rider) Reese. She married Arthur L. Figels on September 23, 1950 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary prior to his death in 2010. In her teen years, Helen was employed at the Crestmont Inn of Eagles Mere. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family, listening to country music, and watching television.

She is survived by a daughter, Dixie M. (Ronald) Allen of Hughesville; a son Richard L. (Virginia) Figels of Forsyth, GA; one granddaughter, Melissa K. (Rick) Cupp; two great grandsons, Dillon and Wes Cupp, all of Turbotville; and a sister Irene Wells of Williamsport.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a brother Carl Reese, and two half sisters, Martha Sanders and Francis Wilson.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, January 29, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call on Friday one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: January 26, 2016

Jule M. Egly

Jule M. Egly, 88, of Hughesville, went to her eternal Home on Monday, January 25, 2016 after prolonged illness .

Born January 4, 1928 in Mildred, she was a daughter of the late Julius F. and Ethel G. (Baumgartner) Meyer. She married Maurice L. “Mose” Egly who preceded her in death on December 3, 1964.

Raising her children was Jule's life work after her husband’s passing. Jule graduated from Cherry Township High School in 1946 then attended Miss Wheaton's Business School in Williamsport, PA. She worked in several offices until she retired from Muncy Valley Hospital's registration office. Jule was a member of Eastern Star, the Muncy Valley Hospital Auxillary, and attended Trinity Lutheran Church Hughesville. She enjoyed playing pool, knitting, reading, playing with her cats, and laughing at a good story with family & friends.

She is survived by a son, Mark (Diane) Egly of Picture Rocks ; two daughters, Lynn M. McLuhan of Muncy and Judith L. Egly of Hughesville; five precious grandchildren, Marissa (Jeremy) Egly Smith, M. Daniel Egly, Jared McLuhan, Jillian McLuhan, and Alyssa Kepner.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a brother Roy Meyer Sr of Mildred; a sister, Lois R. Cook of Marietta, GA; and two brothers-in-law, Joseph A. Cook of Marietta, GA, and James Alfred Egly of Seattle, WA.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, January 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 120 South Main Street, Hughesville, PA 17737, with Rev. Cinda J. Brucker officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church.

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

 

Posted: January 27, 2016




Mark L. Saar

Mark L. Saar, 60, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born September 3, 1955 in Williamsport, a son of Clarence and Marjorie Eck Saar.

Mark was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and along with his brother was co-owner of Saar Disposal.

He was predeceased by his parents, and his brothers, Francis and David Saar.

He is survived by his brother, Paul C. (Laura) Saar of Williamsport, and his nephews, Frank and Ira.

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

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 25, 2016

R. Jean Morse

Jean Stahl Morse, also know too many as Bobby Jean, 75, passed away Friday, January 22, 2016, surrounded by family and friends at Geisinger Medical Center.

Jean was born in Williamsport on May 9, 1940 to the late Catherine Reber and Frederick Stahl and raised by her special Uncle and Aunt, Russ and Mid Lundy.
She was preceded in death by husband Robert A Morse and loving daughter Brenda L. Eck.

She is survived by daughter Linda (Chip) Zegarski, Williamsport; sister Patricia (Harvey) Carroll, Phoenix, Arizona, and brother Fredrick (Sandy)Stahl, Montoursville. The joys of her life, grandchildren, Nicholas and Ashlin Zegarski,Williamsport, Dustin (Marci) Eck, Manheim, Jeremy (Kaitlin) Eck, Montoursville and Taylor (Samantha) Eck, Lancaster, and great grandchildren, Cameron, Nolan, Elijah, Ellianna and Emerson Eck and several nieces, nephews.

A member of Warrensville United Methodist Church, Jean demonstrated a life time commitment to the Christian faith by participating in many local church activities. A tireless community supporter, Jean was a volunteer with the Eldred Twp Fire Co, Ladies Auxiliary, Parent Teacher Organizations, and began the local Village Charmers Ladies Group. She provided child care services too many local community families.

The most love came from her interaction with her grandchildren and great grand children.

A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 6 at the Warrensville United Methodist Church, 5748 Warrensville Rd. Montoursville PA 17754, with the Pastor Susan L. Halverstadt, officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contribution made in her memory, to Donald P. Vrabec House of Care 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822 or Ronald McDonald House of Danville, Inc., P.O. Box 300 Danville, PA 17821.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 25, 2016

Lester C. Patterson, Jr.

Lester C. Patterson, Jr., 79, of 228 Oak Hollow Rd., Lock Haven passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 at Manor Care, Williamsport.

Lester was born in Lock Haven on February 28, 1936, the son of the late Esther and Lester Patterson, Sr.
He was a graduate of Lock Haven High School and was employed at Piper Aircraft of Lock Haven.

Lester was a Veteran of the United States Navy.

In 1989, he married the former Arlene Vance who preceded him in death in 2002.
Lester enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting. He was very active in the Masonic Lafayette Lodge #199 F&AM, Lock Haven, serving as the past Master.

He is survived by a step-son, Charles (Missy) Smith of Lock Haven; and a step-daughter, Debra (David) Munro of Lock Haven.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond R. Patterson; and a sister, Lavina Beam.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 11a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with David Munro officiating.

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

Burial will take place privately at Dunnstown Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the American Cancer Society.

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

 

Posted: January 25, 2016




Cynthia Ann (Leathers) Grenninger

Cynthia Ann (Leathers) Grenninger went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 22, 2016, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer, she is now healed.

Cindy was the daughter of Charles (Kipe) and Alma Leathers and was born on March 20, 1951. Cindy was the wife of Dennis Grenninger. They were married March 4, 1972, and are the parents of two beautiful children, a daughter, Christine (Michael) Schoener and a son, Michael, her two grandchildren, which she adored, Evan Charles and Lydia Ann Schoener.

Cindy is also survived by her only sister, Sue Ellen Kinley, her husband David and their sons, Christopher and Jason Kinley.

Cindy was a 1969 graduate of Lock Haven High School, attended the Williamsport School of Nursing, graduated with her RN diploma and then continued her education by graduating from Penn State with her bachelorás degree in nursing and certificate in management in 1997. She is a member of the Golden Key Society and Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society of nursing. Cindy was also recognized as a young professional woman by Strathmore Who's Who, Cambridge Who's Who, and The National Reference Institute Who's Who of Women Executives. Cindy was also a member of the Women of Moose Chapter 218.

She had a passion for helping others and demonstrated that throughout her nursing career. She was employed by the Jersey Shore Hospital since 1992, and had a focus on education and cardiac care. Earlier in her nursing career she worked at the Williamsport Hospital, Lock Haven Hospital and Great Falls Deaconess in Montana, with a love for critical care nursing.

During her life Cindy enjoyed reading, sewing, baking, crocheting and being creative with her embroidery. She was a member of Saint Luke's United Church of Christ in Lock Haven. Cindy was an active participant in the reunions and parades for the Lockettes.

Cindy's wish was that people would celebrate her life and not mourn her death. In honoring that wish, her family invites her friends and loved ones to join them in a celebration of Cindy's life to be held at Saint Luke's United Church of Christ, 1175 W. Fourth St., Lock Haven. Visitation will be 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, and a memorial service will be 6:30 to 7 p.m. Refreshments and fellowship to follow.

The flowers will be provided by the family. At Cindy's request donations can be made in her memory to her church, Saint Luke's United Church of Christ, Lock Haven or the Hershey Medical Center-Pediatric Cardiology Department.

Cindy's thought to share with others was "enjoy life one day at a time."
Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, 112 E. Church St., Flemington.

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

 

Posted: January 25, 2016

Harry W. Stryker

Harry W. Stryker, 78, of Cogan House passed away peacefully on January 23, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born October 4, 1937 he was the son of the late Joseph and Clara (Caldwell) Stryker.

On October 7, 1956, Harry married the love of his life, the former Gayle Louise Litzelman, who survives. Together they shared 59 years of marriage.

Harry’s passion in life was farming. He proudly maintained the Century Farm named the Harry W. Stryker Family Farm Inc. He was a very hardworking man who loved to enjoy his free time by taking rides to town in the car or around the property on the four-wheeler. Harry enjoyed doing anything outside but especially loved to hunt. He was also a member of the Wheel Inn, Ralston.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons Randy (Jessica) and Todd (Almnee) both of Cogan House, a daughter Arlene (Jim) Sparks also of Cogan House, two sisters Helen Pentz and Joanne Litzelman, 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being held by James C. Maneval Funeral Home.

Please visit www.jamesmaneval.com to leave condolences.

 

Posted: January 25, 2016

Mrs. Mona Salvatori

Mrs. Mona Salvatori, 91, died January 23, 2016 at Roseview Court Assisted Living where she had resided for nearly five years. She was the wife of Peter D. Salvatori who predeceased her in 2013.

Mona was born August 11, 1924 in Merino, Victoria, Australia. She was the daughter of Gladys Rasmussen Brown.

She proudly served in the Australian Airforce from 1941-1946. Her radio telegraphy skills using Morse code were greatly valued during the war.

Along with her husband, she owned and operated Salvatori’s Sub Shop in Newberry and subsequently, Salvatori’s Kangaroo Bar and Grill.

In retirement she and her husband were active in the American Sixth Field Artillery Organization and the Queensland Australian Branch of the Retired Services League.

Surviving are her children, Sharon (George) Thompson, Maria (Joe) Ananea and Peter J. (Jan) Salvatori. Grandchildren include: Brian (Lisa) Thompson, Brett (Valerie) Thompson, Joseph (Jeanna) Ananea, Jeffrey (Laurie) Ananea, Peter B. (Ashley) Salvatori, Adam (Melissa) Salvatori, Philip Salvatori, Rachel (Bryan) Salvatori Grau and 11 great grandchildren.

Surviving relatives in Australia are cousins, Trevor Rasmussen, Gary (Sue) Rasmussen, Karen (Rod) Kilgour and special friends, Peter and Noreen McMurray.

In keeping with Mona’s wishes, there will be no visitation. The funeral and burial will be private at the convenience of the family at Wildwood Cemetery in Williamsport.

Arrangements are being entrusted to the care of Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

www.SandersMortuary.com

“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”

 

Posted: January 25, 2016




Van C. Cleveland

Van C. Cleveland, residing at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville; formerly of Blossburg, PA was called home to the loving arms of Jesus. Van peacefully returned his soul to the loving care of the Heavenly Father, Thursday, January 21st, 2016.

He was born in Blossburg, October 26, 1928 to the late Lee and Eva Nelson Cleveland.

He married the “ love of his life,” Jeanne Bederman, July 10th, 1948. They celebrated their 54th Wedding Anniversary before Jeanne preceded him, July 13th, 2002. Van built the home in which they resided and raised their five children. He lived there until 2006 when he moved to Valley View.

Van was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Blossburg and 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Blossburg Council and a 4th Degree member of the Tioga Assembly.

Van retired from the North Penn Gas Company after a 29 year career. Prior employment included; Bellards, Covington; Corning Glass, Wellsboro; Paris Contracting, Blossburg and Scott Trailer Inc., Mansfield.

Van was a loving, dedicated, kind, and a great husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was devoted to his family who were his pride and joy. He always looked forward to time shared with them. He spent many happy hours preparing food at his barbeque grill; playing volleyball in his backyard; card games, while sharing family stories filled with much laughter and joy.

Van had a zest for life. He enjoyed fishing and hunting; bagging an Albino buck in 1961. He enjoyed driving and taking long trips with his wife and family. He got pleasure out of driving his “ Rupster” and also attending sporting events. He enjoyed walking with his beloved dog, Fluffy while meeting neighbors along the way. He derived great pleasure in his wood working, lovingly crafting rocking horses for his grandchildren, wooden benches for his daughters; and jewelry boxes made from the wood of cedar trees he grew on the side of his yard from saplings acquired on his honeymoon at Virginia Beach

After retirement, Van volunteered many hours to his church. At Valley View, he enjoyed people and his work with “ Peers.” The “Mayor” as fellow residence fondly referred to Van as, will long be remembered for his smile and cheerful greeting, willingness to help others, his caring and kind words; and of course, his acquired love for Bingo.

Van was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffrey Cleveland, a sister Rosella Walters; brothers Paul, Burton, Robert, Leon, and Charles.

He was the beloved father of Cheryl, wife of Eugene Rejent, Ringtown; Susan, wife of Gerald Carlson, Raleigh, N.C.; Sandra, wife of Paul Bombaski, Williamsport; Van T. and wife Laurie, Blossburg; and James, Wellsboro. Eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 East Third St., Williamsport on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Thursday January 28, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport with Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating.

Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Blossburg, PA.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Van’s name may be made to Valley View Nursing Center, 2140 Warrensville Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754.

Condolences may be left at www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: January 25, 2016

Paul S. Kiess

Paul S. Kiess, 70, a resident of Williamsport, PA, formerly of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016 in the ManorCare Health Services-North at Williamsport, PA. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, February 16, 1945, he was the son of the late Forrest and Carrie (Neff) Kiess.

Paul was employed by Hope Enterprises at Williamsport, PA.

He was of the Baptist faith. Paul enjoyed camping, playing with trucks and cars and especially enjoyed his precious lamb.

He is survived by one brother, Harry Kiess, Williamsport, PA; two nieces, Judy and husband Paul Schaeffer, Muncy, PA; Mary and husband Steve Harding, Montgomery, PA and one nephew, Dave and wife Denise Morehart, Watsontown, PA. Paul was preceded in death by one brother, Stanley Kiess.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 with Max L. Walters, Jr. , pastor of the Lairdsville Faith Church, officiating.

Interment will be in the Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call on Wednesday from 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: January 25, 2016

Luna A. “Midge” Lewis

Luna A. “Midge” Lewis, 91, of Williamsport died Saturday January 23, 2016 at Roseview Center.

Midge was born June 26, 1924, in North Hatfield, MA a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Moore) Wight. April 26, 1949, she married Henry W. Lewis who is also a resident of Roseview Center, Williamsport.

Midge attended St. Johns/Newberry United Methodist Church. She served as a secretary for the former Chesapeake and Potomac Phone Co. She was a member of the Pioneer Club and enjoyed playing the piano and organ, cards, singing in the choir, travelling and shopping.

In addition to her husband of 66 years, she is survived by two daughters, Linda (Wayne) Dunham, Hampstead, MD and Sharon (Michael) Kuriga, Williamsport; four grandchildren, Paul (Shawny)Schlogel, Shannon(Debbie) Schlogel, Melissa(Zach) Lyon and Christopher (Erin)Kuriga; 4 great-grandchildren, Hailey, Lauryn , Paul III, Mariah, Xavier, Ethan, Brendan and Adam and four great-great-grandchildren.

Midge was preceded in death by a sister, Dolly Anderson and three brothers, Arthur, Joe and Edgar Wight.

A funeral service to honor the life of Midge will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday January 28, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, by Rev. Jay Jones. Interment will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Posted: January 25, 2016




Robert T. Foye, Sr.

Robert T. Foye, Sr. 76, of Williamsport went home with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 21, 2016.

Born January 17, 1940 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Thelma Eisner Fredenburg and Edward Foye.

He married Gloria (Smith) Foye August 15, 1959 and together they celebrated 56 years of marriage.

Robert attended Montoursville and Williamsport area schools, and served in the U.S. Navy honorably from 1957 to 1961. Robert retired from Frito-Lay after 30 years of employment as a driver and salesman.

Robert was a member of the Christian Church at Cogan Station and was a very good Christian man. Robert was a loving husband and a very gentle soul to all who knew him.

In addition to his wife he is survived by three children Robert T. Foye, Jr. of Burlington, KS, Karyn D. Kibler, of Williamsport, Donald S. Foye of Williamsport, four grandchildren; Jynelle K. Jasper, Jynara D. Bliss(Chris), Jylaina A. Kibler, Jeffrey R. Kibler all of Williamsport, five great grandchildren; Alexis, Alijah, Andrew Russitano, Brea Stotts and Theodore Bliss and a sister, Ann L. Weaver of Lock Port, New York.

Robert was raised by foster parents, the late Bruce and May Eder of Montoursville.

He was preceded in death by a sister Shirley Sampsell.

A graveside service to honor the life of Robert will be held Wednesday at 1:00 P.M. at Twin Hills Memorial Park with Rev. Mark Beard officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Robert’s name may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Association, 57 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18740.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 22, 2016

Douglas P. Bastian

Douglas P. Bastian, 85, of 341 E. Second Ave.., South Williamsport, died Jan. 20, 2016 in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Williamsport on May 29, 1930, the son of Clyde and Wilhelmina Neigle Bastian.

Douglas had been a longtime member of Annunciation Church. He was a Marine Corp veteran of the Korean Conflict, Co. I, 5th Marines 3rd Battalion. Douglas was a 1948 Graduate of South Williamsport High School. He attended Wyoming Seminary and earned a bachelor’s degree majoring in Horticulture from Penn State. In his early years he worked on the Railroad. Later in life he worked for 30 years as a science teacher in local area elementary and middle schools. Douglas owned a landscaping business as well as a Christmas Tree Farm for 64 years.

He is survived by his children, Gina (Lori) Bastian, Mark and Kurt Bastian, all of S. Williamsport and Rachelle McConnell, of Orlando Fla.; grandchildren, Erica Reeve, Travis, Ashley and Rance Bastian, Tyler, Jordan, Avery and Rileigh McConnell; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Hoffman, of Downingtown.

He met and married his wife, the former Shirley Jean Pelleschi, in June of 1953. Shirley preceded him in death in June of 2004.

The time and place of the memorial services will be announced in a later. Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

www.crousefuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: January 25, 2016

Preston A. (Pete) Smith

S/Sgt Retired Preston A. (Pete) Smith, 86, a resident of Muncy, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in the Geisinger Medical Center at Danville. Born in Carlisle, Cumberland County, PA, on Friday, August 16, 1929, he was the son of the late Thomas N. and Clara Ellen (Swales) Smith.

Pete was the husband of Elsie E. (Johnson) Smith with whom he celebrated a 54th wedding anniversary on June 19, 2015.

He honorably served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and Viet Nam War. He was a 22 1/2 year veteran of the US Air Force where he served as a hurricane hunter on a B29 weather bomber and participated in the nuclear bomb tests over the Bikini Atoll.

Pete was employed as a machinist by Sprout-Waldron at Muncy for over 20 years. He and his wife were the owners of the former Pete and Elsie's Craft and Novelty Store at Montoursville.

Pete enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, bird watching and especially spending time with his friends and family. He was a member of the American Legion at South Williamsport and the Muncy Valley Moose Lodge at Hughesville.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Mark P. and wife Joan Smith, Colorado Springs, Colorado and Melissa A. Smith, Muncy and one nephew, Steven W. Smith, Hughesville. Pete was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas William Smith and one sister, Deloris E. Renn.

Funeral services will be conducted from the First United Methodist Church, 602 South Market Street, Muncy at 12:00 Noon on Friday, January 29, 2016 with Reverend Arlene P. Beechert, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call on Friday from 10:00 - 12:00 P.M. at the church. Graveside military services will be conducted by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

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

 

Posted: January 25, 2016




Willis F. Swope

Willis F. Swope, 81, of Lock Haven passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016 at his home.

Born in Broadtop City on November 29, 1934, he was the son of the late Algernon S. and Orfa B. Reed Swope.

On March 14, 1953 his married the love of his life, the former S. Ruth Walch who survives.

Willis was employed by L.W. Peters as an equipment operator.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lock Haven where he volunteered doing building maintenance.

Willis also volunteered at Susque View Home for 23 years.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

In addition to his wife, Ruth Swope of Lock Haven, he is survived by three sons: Willis “Joe” Swope, Jr. of Lock Haven, Rodney (Tina) Swope of Castanea, and Dave Swope of Lock Haven; a daughter, Nancy Shadle of Lock Haven; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and a great, great granddaughter.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Guy Swope and a grandson, Brian Hill.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven.ersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 22, 2016

Carmen S. Zimmerman

Carmen S. Zimmerman, 95, of South Williamsport, died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Manor Care Health Services North. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Francis X. Zimmerman, on July 16, 1997.

Born May 9, 1920, in Williamsport she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Laura E. (Embich) Schroyer.

Carmen worked as a sales clerk at Tri-State, S.S. Kresges where she was in charge of the stock room, and Wundies in the packaging and sealing departments.

She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and the VFW Auxillary. She enjoyed gardening and loved flowers.

Surviving are a son Peter A. Zimmerman (Donna), of Warrensville, two daughters, Judith R. Bieber (Lee), of Turbotville and Anne L. Zimmerman-Fike, of Williamsport, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to husband and parents she was preceded in death by two sons, George C. and Frank M. Zimmerman, one granddaughter, Deborah A. Bennardi, three brothers, Dorlin, Walter, and Charles Schroyer, and two sisters, Mary Claus and Connie Smith.

The family will receive friends from 1 – 2 p.m. Sunday, January 31 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. In keeping with Carmen’s wishes there will be no service and burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Wildwood Cemetery.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 22, 2016

Preston A. (Pete) Smith

S/Sgt Retired, Preston A. (Pete) Smith, 86, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in the Geisinger Medical Center at Danville, PA. Born in Carlisle, Cumberland County, PA, on Friday, August 16, 1929, he was the son of the late Thomas N. and Clara Ellen (Swales) Smith.

Pete was the husband of Elsie E. (Johnson) Smith with whom he celebrated a 54th wedding anniversary on June 19, 2015.

He honorably served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and Viet Nam War. He was a 22 1/2 year veteran of the US Air Force where he served as a hurricane hunter on a B29 weather bomber and participated in the nuclear bomb tests over the Bikini atolls.

Pete was employed as a machinist by Sprout-Waldron at Muncy, PA for over 20 years. He and his wife were the owners of the former Pete and Elsie's Craft and Novelty Store at Montoursville.

Pete enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, bird watching and especially spending time with his friends and family. He was a member of the American Legion at South Williamsport and the Muncy Valley Moose Lodge at Hughesville.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Mark P. and wife Joan Smith, Colorado Springs, Colorado and Melissa A. Smith, Muncy, PA and one nephew, Steven W. Smith, Hughesville, PA. Pete was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas William Smith and one sister, Deloris E. Renn.

Funeral services will be conducted from the First United Methodist Church, 602 South Market Street, Muncy, PA at 12:00 Noon on Friday, January 29, 2016 with Reverend Arlene P. Beechert, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call on Friday from 10:00 - 12:00 P.M. at the church. Graveside military services will be conducted by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

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

 

Posted: January 22, 2016




Thomas M. Huther

Thomas M. Huther, 68, of Williamsport died Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born May 30, 1947 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Louis and Ethree (Johnson) Huther Sr.

Thomas was a graduate of Williamsport High School. Following graduation he served honorably in the US Army Airborne division during Vietnam. Thomas was awarded a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars for his military service.

A sports fanatic Thomas enjoyed watching football and basketball. He was fan of the Williamsport High School teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn State. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He loved his family and cherished time spent with them.

Surviving are one brother, Louis Huther, Jr. (Nancy) of Williamsport, a sister Nancy J. Doane of Williamsport; nieces Ashley Bingman, Jodi Berkheiser, Tracy Strousser, and Jennifer Doane; nephews Tim Huther, James Doane, Jr., and Jeffery Doane; and several great nieces and nephews.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents and a brother in law James R. Doane.

A graveside service to honor the life of Thomas will be held 1 p.m. Friday Jan. 22, at Wildwood Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: January 20, 2016

Margaret E. Bonnell Bower

Margaret E. Bonnell Bower, 99 years young, was called home Jan. 14, 2016, at Valley View Nursing Center.

She was the daughter of the late Bess and Irvin Bonnell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell L. Bower and sons, John I. Bower and Richard L. Bower.

Peg was an avid seamstress and enjoyed spending months in the winter with her granddaughter, Jacqueline Wright and great-granddaughter, Brittnee in St. Petersburg, Fla.

She was a long-time member of the American Business Women's Association and a member of the Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church.

Surviving are daughters-in-law, Anna Marie Bower, of Williamsport and Vera Bower, of Lima, Pa.; sister-in-law, Catherine Bonnell, of White Pine; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Family will have a private service and burial will be in Twin Hills Cemetery.

A very special thank you to the staff in the 600 hall at Valley View Nursing Center. The nurses and aides were great to Margaret Bower, thank you again, The Bower Family.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Posted: January 20, 2016

Vincie R. Re

Vincie R. Re, 88, of Williamsport, died Thursday, January 21, 2015 at the Williamsport Home.

Born July 15, 1927 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Antonino and Sarafina “Sarah” (Ciccarello) Vassallo. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Gerald Re in 2012, two sisters Jenny and Josephine Vassallo and two brothers Joseph and Daniel Vassallo.

Vincie retired from Hepburn-Lycoming Elementary School where she had worked in the food service department for many years. She enjoyed bingo, gameshows, singing and playing the piano.

Surviving are two children Arlene M. Crist (John) of Shippenville, and Gerald V. Re of Williamsport, two granddaughters Laurie Buford (Sylvester) of Boca Raton, FL and Lisa Cole (Thomas) of Sunny Isles Beach, FL, sister and brother-in-laws Nancy Vassallo, Rose Re, Samuel and Margaret Re and David and Carolyn Re, numerous nieces and nephews, and her beloved dog Sparkie.

A funeral service to honor the life of Vincie will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 27 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: January 22, 2016




Stanley O. “Skip” Kepler, Jr.

Stanley O. “Skip” Kepler, Jr., 43, of Trout Run, lost his battle with cancer, Friday, January 15, 2016, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville surrounded by his family and friends.

Skip was born October 31, 1972, in Williamsport a son of the late Deanna L. Keller and Stanley O. Kepler, Sr., of Trout Run.

Skip graduated from Williamsport Area High School and was a union construction worker for over 20 years. In his spare time he loved football, especially the Miami Dolphins and playing cards and video games.

In addition to his dad, Skip is survived by two daughters, Miranda and Julia Kepler; two sisters, Christine Bennett and Dianne Kepler and a brother, David (Tina) Splain, all of Williamsport.

In addition to his mother, Skip was preceded in death by a brother, William Joseph Kolanda.

A memorial service to honor the life of Skip will be held at 7 p.m. Friday January 22, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, 2 Ross St., Williamsport, by Rev. Richard D. Waters.

The family will receive friends from 6 pm. to the time of service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.

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Posted: January 20, 2016

Madeline P. Bachle

Madeline P. Bachle, 94, of Milton, and formerly of Lycoming Mall Rd., Muncy, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the home of her daughter, Beatrice, where she resided for the last nine years.  She was born July 30, 1921 in Upper Fairfield Twp. a daughter of Willard and Beatrice Reeder Fry.

Madeline worked as an inspector for the former Carey McFall.  She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church and the Huntersville Senior Citizens.  She enjoyed crafts and baking.  She loved spending time with her family, with a special love for each of her grandchildren.  She was a strong, amazing, and loving woman.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harry M. Bachle; brothers, Dale and Dean Fry, and her sisters, Rosella Miller, Evelyn Parke, and Thelma Parke.

Madeline is survived by her sons, Roger J. (Cathy) Bachle of Muncy and Ronald L. (Wendy) Bachle of Hughesville; daughters, Donna M. (Jim) Russell of Hughesville, and Beatrice J. (Herb) Erdman of Milton; sister in law, Jean Fry; 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild.

The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Beverly D. Cotner officiating.  Interment will follow in the St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery.  A viewing for family and friends will be held Thursday evening from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to either:  St. James Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 577, Muncy, PA 17756, or to the Susquehanna Home Health and Hospice, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: January 20, 2016

Myron M. Ludwig

Myron M. Ludwig, 86, of Cogan Station, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Lois J. (Fillman) Ludwig.

Born January 26, 1929, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Earl J. and Ethel L. (Taucher) Ludwig.

Myron was a graduate of Williamsport High School. Following graduation he was an Army Veteran and served in Korea. He worked as a self-employed carpenter until retirement.

He was a member of Quiggleville United Methodist Church. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing, and hunting. Most of all Myron loved and cherished spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Beth E. Vogel (Steve), of Georgia and Laurie J. Reber (Phillip), of Cogan Station, two grandchildren, Stephanie E. and Eric M. Vogel, a brother, Boyd E. Ludwig (Melva), of Salem, OR, and a sister Florence E. Metzger, of Williamsport.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Arnold E. Ludwig.

A graveside service to honor the life of Myron will be held 1 p.m. Monday, January 25 in St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Cogan Station, with the Rev. Robert G. Wallace officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Myron’s name to Quiggleville United Methodist Church, 2055 State Route 973 W., Cogan Station, PA 17728.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 20, 2016




Melba M. DiMassimo

Melba M. DiMassimo, 93, formerly of Cogan Station, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Rose View Center.

She was born in York on Jan. 8, 1923, a daughter of James and Isabelle Bentzel.

Melba’s husband, Joseph DiMassimo, died Sept. 29, 1981.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Funeral and burial in Wildwood Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: January 19, 2016

Joann May Herman

Joann May Herman passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at Manor Care in Jersey Shore. She was born on May 26, 1931 in Jersey Shore. Her parents were Michael Francis May and Marguerite (Kable) May.

Joann married Kenneth L. Herman, who survives, March 18, 1951. They shared 64 years of marriage.

Joann graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1948, Lock Haven University in January 1953 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Penn State University with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education in May 1961.

Joann taught in the Jersey Shore Area Schools for 35 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Jersey Shore. For many years as a member of Phelps Chapel and Oriole United Methodist churches she taught Sunday School and was a church pianist.

In addition to her husband, Kenneth, she is survived by a daughter, Kay Joyce Herman of Warren OH and a son, Reverend Dr. Karl (Dustie) Herman of Shermans Dale, and two grandchildren Sophia and Logan.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 11:30 AM at the Trinity United Methodist Church 1407 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore, PA 17740. A public viewing will be at the church from 10:30 -11:30 prior to the service. Pastor Helen Learn will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donation may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at alz.org or to the Trinity United Methodist Church, Jersey Shore.

Arrangements are being handled by Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore, PA 17740

You may pay your condolences to the family at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: January 19, 2016

Basil Daniel Miller

Basil Daniel Miller, 81, of Trout Run, died, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Basil was a 1952 graduate of Liberty High School and a member of Ebenezer East Point United Methodist Church. Basil was an avid hunter, a member of East Point Hunting Club, a 60 year member of the Order of the Knights of Pythias, a member of Bloss Lodge #350 F. & A. M. and Sebring Grange #1047. He was well known in the Liberty and East Point area and knew the history of the area well. He had worked at Clark’s Farm Supply, Wheeland’s Lumber, and Mansfield Novelty, before working for 22 years as a Dog Law Enforcement officer, retiring in 1998.

Basil was a kind soul who touched the heart of all. He was gentle, kind, selfless, and loved animals.

Born January 27, 1934, in Blossburg, he was a son of Edward and Mary Utter Miller.

Surviving are four daughters, Donna A. Moyer of Northumberland, Patsy A. (Bob) Berns of Danville, Edwina D. (Charles, Jr.) Hornberger of Selinsgrove and Cindy A. (Arlan) Young of Milton; grandchildren, Kristen Clevenger of Aberdeen, N.C., Lori Morrisey, of Danville, Robert Hendricks of Plains, C. Bryan (Miranda) Hornberger III, of Lemoore, Cal., Maggie Stengel, of Danville and Karl Stengel, of Sunbury; three great-grandchildren, Kiersten Morrisey, C. Bryan Hornburger IV and Colten Jones; and two nieces and a nephew.

Basil was predeceased by his wife, the former Alda M. Ashton in 2009 and a brother, Dean Miller.

Funeral services to honor the life of Basil will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue., with the Rev. Lenore C. Hosier officiating. Burial will be in New East Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to the Ebenezer East Point U. M. Church, P.O. Box 4, Liberty, PA 16930 or the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: January 19, 2016




Shirley L Stahl

Shirley L Stahl, 84, of Cogan Station died Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Rose View Nursing Center.

Born September 9, 1931 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Mark and Viola Hinkleman.

Shirley was a graduate of Williamsport High School. She was employed at the former W. T. Grant Department store.

Shirley was a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her children, Christopher A. Stahl of Cogan Station and Mark J. Stahl of Williamsport and two grandchildren, Jason and Lacey Stahl.

She was preceded in death by her husband John W. Stahl in 2011.

In keeping with her wishes, services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 18, 2016

David F. Barclay

David F. Barclay, 60, of Lairdsville, died Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the Gatehouse.

Born March 11, 1955 in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Paul Sr and Elizabeth Ruth Barclay. He married the former, Cheryl J. McClintock, and together they celebrated 15 years of marriage.

Surviving in addition to his wife, is a son, Joe Barclay of Lairdsville; two brothers, Paul Barclay of Benton and Michael Barclay of Las Vegas, NV; and three nephews, Paul Barclay Jr, Daniel Bartlett, and David Bartlett.

Please join Cheryl and Joe for a gathering in memory of David, on Saturday, January 23, 2016, from 2 to 8 p.m., at the Lairdsville Inn, 6717 State Route 118, Lairdsville, PA 17742.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the “Memorial Dialysis Fund of Central PA,” 1660 Sycamore Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754.

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

 

Posted: January 18, 2016

Vincent J. Grazulis

Vincent J. Grazulis, 90, formerly of Montoursville, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born January 22, 1925 in Dubois, PA he was the son of Blasé and Mary Urban Grazulis.

He was a graduate of Sandy High School and Dubois Business College, Dubois, and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Montoursville.. A Navy veteran, he saw action in both the European and Pacific Theatres during World War II. He was an avid bowler and trout fisherman.

He was employed for 45 years in various office jobs by the Pennsylvania Railroad in Reynoldsville, PA and Conrail in Williamsport.

Vincent is survived by his son, V. Michael Grazulis, and predeceased by his wife, the former Dorothy M. Braund.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 22, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville with the Rev. John K. Manno as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday morning from 9 – 10:00 a.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 18, 2016




Karen L. Johnson

Karen L. Johnson, 70 of Williamsport died January 13, 2016 in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Karen was born in Punxsutawney,Pa. the daughter of Charles and Charlotte Wilton Mott.

She is survived by her children Tammy Beers, Christopher Wright, Timothy Wright, Glenda Johnson and Charles Johnson.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Posted: January 18, 2016

Geraldine F. Baker

Geraldine F. Baker, 73, of Nisbet, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Max L. Baker, on Dec. 5, 2012.

Born May 6, 1942, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Keith L. and Doris (Short) Spiegel.

Geraldine worked at Pennsylvania Wire Rope and Keystone Friction Hinge. She enjoyed poker games, gambling, bingo and going out to eat at Hoss’. Her favorite hobby was fishing in Canada and Pine Creek. After which the family would enjoy a fish fry at their cabin.

Surviving are a daughter, Sally L. Weaver, of Nisbet; five grandchildren, Alicia Hall, Amber Mitchletree, Derrick and Darren Erb, and Stefanie Wagner; seven great-grandchildren, Avry and Jay Walters, Eli Brown, Kira, Landon and Mia Mitchletree, and Kylee Erb; and five nieces and nephews, Tammy Rockwell, Jackie Snyder, John and Keith Hill, and Shelby Martin.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina L. Brown and a sister, Connie L. Hill.

A graveside memorial service to honor the life of Geraldine and her husband Max will be held 1 p.m. Friday, May 6, in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Geraldine’s name to Celtic Hospice and Home Health, 427 Hepburn St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: January 18, 2016

Scott T. Gramling

Scott T. Gramling, 35, of 1349 Elliott Street, Williamsport died January 14, 2016.

Scott was born on June 28, 1980 in Williamsport, the son of Michael and Donna Bechtel Gramling.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Posted: January 18, 2016




Patricia A. Pfeiffer

Patricia A. Pfeiffer, 65, of Hughesville, died January 15, 2016.

She is survived by her husband, John W., of Hughesville; a son, John E. (Natalie) Pfeiffer of Blakely;  two granddaughters, Alana and Ava of Blakely; two brothers, Gary L. (Pegi) Shaner and William T. Shaner, both of Hughesville; a sister-in-law, Jean Shaner of Sunbury; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Ellis Larue and Grace Shaner; and a brother, Robert.

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

The family will provide the flowers.

 

Posted: January 18, 2016

Sophie B. DeGregorio

Sophie B. DeGregorio, 92, of Montoursville, died Friday, January 15, 2016 at Valley View Nursing Home.

Born December 19, 1923 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Crist and Helen (Bubb) Schonaur. Her husband of 59 years Joseph L. DeGregorio died in 2005
She was a member of Our Lady Lourdes Catholic Church, where she helped with bingo, in the kitchen and was on the bereavement committee.

Surviving are two children Joseph F. DeGregorio and wife Judy of Montoursville, and Mary Ann Whitely and husband Brad of Dunedin, FL, six grandchildren Joseph, Jennifer DeGregorio, Suzanne Blake (James), Jacqueline Blake (Brian), Kristal Knox (Jason), and John DeGregorio (Crista), two step-grandchildren William Whitely (Kylie) and Jessica Gorchowsky (Jason), seven great grandchildren Morgan Blake, Tyler and Quentin Deters, John Knox, Luca and Liliana DeGregorio, and Karis Knox, three step-grandchildren Valentina Blake, Aiden Coakley, and Beckett Whitely.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter Trisha Reithoffer, and two sisters Arlene Wentzel and Clara DeGregory.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville, with the Rev. John K. Manno Celebrant. Burial will be follow at Montoursville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sophie’s name may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 100 Walnut St. Montoursville, PA 17754

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 18, 2016

Robert L. “Bob” Griffin, Sr.

Robert L. “Bob” Griffin, Sr., 70, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, January 15, 2016 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Shirley K. (Mann) Griffin.

Born July 2, 1945, in Bellefonte, he was a son of the late Leroy H. and Sara J. (Immel) Griffin.

Bob was a graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School. He was a self-employed landscaper for many years. He attended Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Robert L. “Bob” Griffin, Jr. (Dawn) and Jan A. Griffin (Lori), both of Williamsport, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren with one on the way, three brothers, Henry Griffin, of Spring Mills, Fred Griffin, of Lock Haven, and Doug Immel, of Mt. Union, and one sister, Arbutis Beatty, of Mt. Union.

A memorial service to honor the life of Bob will be held 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 20 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport with The Rev. Timothy R. Kinney, Sr. officiating. The family will receive from 4:30 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 18, 2016




Bernard Joseph “Bernie” Marshalek

Bernard Joseph “Bernie” Marshalek, 81, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at The Williamsport Home where he lived since March of 2015. Born February 27, 1934 in Marion Heights, PA; he was the son of John G. and Catherine F. Oshinski Marshalek.

He graduated from Kulpmont High School in 1951. He was a member of the Kulpmont High School football team where he was awarded a football scholarship to Bloomsburg State Teachers College. A U.S. Army veteran, he was drafted by the U.S. Army in 1956 during the Cold War period. He served from 1956 to1958 in active duty; 1958 to 1962 in the U.S. Army Reserves as a Corporal.

Bernie worked for Sylvania and Litton during his lifetime. He was also a part-time worker with his brother, Raymond, at Fairfield Manufacturing in Montoursville.

Bernie was well known for his kindness, sense of humor, and his “joke –of- the- day” by his caregivers, attendants, and fellow residents at the various nursing homes where he resided over the past ten years. He will be sadly missed by those who knew him and cared for him.

He is survived by his brother Raymond, along with various nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Leonard, Joseph, and John (Jimmy).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Monday January 18, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville with the Rev. John K. Manno as Celebrant. A private family viewing will take place preceding the Mass where a Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Flowers will be provided by the family. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 15, 2016

James W. (Chick) Marshall

James W. (Chick) Marshall, 86, a resident of Montgomery, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 14, 2016 in the Watsontown Health Care and Rehab. Born in Allenwood, Union County, PA, on Sunday, February 3, 1929, he was the son of the late Robert and Helen (Springier) Marshall.

Jim was the husband of Patricia A. (Pick) Marshall with whom he celebrated a 62nd wedding anniversary on December 10, 2015.

Chick was a 1947 graduate of the former Watsontown High School. He honorably served during the Korean Conflict with the U.S. Army. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart for wounds received in action in Korea in 1951.

Jim was retired from the Linear Dynamics at Pennsdale, PA retiring in 1994.

He was a member of the Pleasant View Wesleyan Church at Muncy, PA. Chick served his community as a dedicated and active member of the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department and ambulance team, joining the department in 1967. In 1992 he was awarded a life active membership. He was the oldest member at the time of his death. Earlier in life he had played softball and was an umpire for Montgomery Little League. He was an avid Phillies and Penn State fan.

In addition to his wife is survived by two children, James R. and wife Jamie Marshall, Montgomery, PA; Cathy A. Runner, Montgomery, PA; two siblings, Mary Lou Bryson, Watsontown, PA; William Jack (Judy) Marshall, Watsontown, PA; three grandchildren, Lindsey and husband James Roth, Falls Church, VA; Casey and husband Colby Snook, Mifflinburg, PA; Tyler Marshall, Williamsport; three great-grandchildren, Finley Snook; Hudson Snook; Everett Roth. Jim was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Marshall and Robert Marshall and one sister, Elsie Hicks.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Pleasant View Wesleyan Church, 994 E. Penn Street, Muncy, PA at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 with Reverend Stephen R. Smith, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call on Monday from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. at the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA.

Graveside military honors will be accorded by the joint veterans organizations. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Co., 24 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, PA 17752.

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

 

Posted: January 18, 2016

Coralyn E. (Corky) Tice

Coralyn E. (Corky) Tice, 79, a resident of Muncy, PA, formerly of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016 in the Susquehanna Health Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Unit at Muncy Valley at Muncy, PA. Born in Allenwood, Union County, PA, on Wednesday, July 22, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Charlotte (Guffy) Bennett.

Corky was the widow of LaVerne E. Tice who preceded her in death on December 19, 2012.

She was formerly employed by the former Montgomery Mills and the West Co. and was also employed as a companion aid by the Professional Skills at Williamsport and baby sat.

Coralyn was a member of the Grace Presbyterian Church at Montgomery, PA. Corky enjoyed plastic canvas and knitting. She and her husband were foster parents.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Edward E. and Susan Tice, Williamsport, PA; one sister, Bonnie Bennett, Montgomery, PA; two grandchildren, Megan R. Tice and fiancee, Sean Buckman; Daniel E.J. Tice; one great-grandson, Asher O. Buckman.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 with Reverend Hobart G. Campbell, her pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park, Clinton Twp., Lycoming County, PA. Friends may call on Wednesday from 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: January 18, 2016




Dana L. Crowe

Dana L. Crowe, 45, of Williamsport, passed away at home on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

Dana is survived by her husband, Michael E. Crowe Sr., children Harley Joseph McKeag and Tala Crowe also surviving is her mother Jimella McKeag.

Friends wanting to express their condolences are invited to visit the family, at their home, 1971 Poco Farm Rd., Williamsport on Wednesday January 20, 2015 from noon to 5:00 p.m.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: January 15, 2016

Mary Ellen Printzenhoff

Mary Ellen Printzenhoff, 73, of Williamsport, and formerly of Picture Rocks, died Thursday, January 14, 2016, at Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Montoursville.

Born January 26, 1942 in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Donald E. and Mary E. (Sprout) Artley. She and her husband, Wayne K. Printzenhoff, would have celebrated 56 years of marriage on June 4, 2016.

Mary Ellen was a graduate of Hughesville High School, Class of 1959. She and her husband owned and operated the former 220 Motel and gas station, Picture Rocks, for 20 years. Mary Ellen was also employed as a retail manager with Family Dollar Stores for 24 years, retiring in 2008. She was a member of the Picture Rocks Baptist Church, where she served on the church council and as a deaconess for many years. Mary Ellen enjoyed puzzles, reading, knitting, crocheting, and above all, her cats.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two daughters, Beth E. (Scott) Hill of Duboistown, and Karen S. Printzenhoff of Sydney, Australia; a son, Todd E. (Kim) Printzenhoff of Muncy Valley; a brother, John (Christie) Artley of Hughesville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will hold a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2016, at the Picture Rocks Baptist Church, 50 Elm St., Picture Rocks, with Rev. Jerry Uppling officiating. Burial will be held privately in the Picture Rocks Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the church.

Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may also be made in memory of Mary Ellen to the Picture Rocks Baptist Church, P.O. Box 408, Picture Rocks, PA 17762.

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

 

Posted: January 15, 2016

Geraldine F. Baker

Geraldine F. Baker, 73, of Nisbet, passed away Friday, January 15, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband Max L. Baker on December 5, 2012.

Born May 6, 1942, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Keith L. and Doris (Short) Spiegel.

Geraldine work at Pennsylvania Wire Rope and Keystone Friction Hinge. She enjoyed poker games, gambling, bingo, and going out to eat at Hoss’. Her favorite hobby was fishing in Canada and Pine Creek. After which the family would enjoy a fish fry at their cabin.

Surviving are a daughter, Sally L. Weaver, of Nisbet, two granddaughters, Alicia Hall and Amber Mitchletree, seven great-grandchildren, Avry and Jay Walters, Eli Brown, Kira, Landon, and Mia Mitchletree, and Kylee Erb, and eight nieces and nephews, Stefanie Wagner, Derrick and Darren Erb, Tammy Rockwell, Jackie Snyder, John and Keith Hill, and Shelby Martin.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina L. Brown, and a sister, Connie L. Hill.

A graveside memorial service to honor the life of Geraldine and her husband Max will be held 1 p.m. Friday, May 6 in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Geraldine’s name to Celtic Hospice and Home Health 427 Hepburn Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 15, 2016




Anson L. Newcomer, Jr.

Anson L. Newcomer, Jr., a resident of Valley View Nursing Home, died there January 13, 2016. He was the son of the late Anson L. Newcomer and Adella Casselberry Newcomer. Born May 5, 1929, he graduated from South Williamsport High School in 1947 after which he served in the Army for 18 months. After discharge, he attended the Williamsport Technical Institute, now Penn College, and then went to work at Avco, now Textron Lycoming retiring after 34 years.

Anson was a charter member of Northway Presbyterian Church serving as an Elder and Deacon, and was a member of the Masonic Ivy Lodge #397 F&AM.

After retirement, he and his wife, the former June McLees, with whom he celebrated 65 years of marriage last November 11, traveled the country in their motorhome visiting all the states except Hawaii after which they bought a home in Barefoot Bay, Florida, where they wintered for 20 years.

The family wishes to thank all the kind and caring nurses and aides at Valley View for the loving and reliable care he received there while a resident, and a special thanks to Donna Anderson who had an exceptional relationship with Anson. He looked forward to her frequent cakes.

He is survived by his wife, June; his daughter, Linda (the late William) Novak of Spring Grove, his son, Larry (Abbie) Newcomer of Williamsport; his grandsons, Mark (Diana) Novak of Hewitt, NJ, Brett (Olivia) Novak of Oakton, VA; his two granddaughters, Myrle and Anna Newcomer, and two great granddaughters, Audrey and Claire Novak. Also surviving are his sisters, Carmen (Paul) Newcomer of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Judith (the late Edwin) Jackson of Mechanicsburg. In addition to his parents, Anson was also preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth, Robert and Carl. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, if so desired, contributions in Anson’s name can be made to Northway Presbyterian Church, 1520 Northway Road, Williamsport, PA 17701. Funeral services will be held at Northway Presbyterian Church at a date to be announced later. Spitler Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.

 

Posted: January 14, 2016

Thomas Earl “Pap” Ritter, Sr.

Thomas Earl “Pap” Ritter, Sr., 88, of Williamsport died Wednesday January 13, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

He was born August 20, 1927, in Williamsport, a son of the late George P. and Elsie Burns Ritter. May 30, 1953, he married Peggy Shipman, who survives.

Tom attended First Southern Baptist Church, Williamsport. He served honorably in the US Army and the Marine Corps where he was a drill instructor. In 1990, he retired from Local 520, Pipe Fitters Union after 35 years of service. During his retirement, Tom enjoyed time in his woodworking shop and with his children and grandchildren. He served as scoutmaster for troop 93, at the former St. John’s Lutheran Church during the 60’s.

In addition to his wife of 62 years, Tom is survived by three sons, Thomas E. (Leann) Ritter, Jr., Williamsport, Terry R. (Sandy) Ritter, Williamsport and Todd A. (Krysia) Ritter, Poquoson, VA; eight grandchildren, Zachary T., Isaac F., Jamarr N. and James W. Ritter, Andrea M. Turner, Ramsey T., Marysia K. and Riley T. Ritter; and five great-grandchildren, Aria M. Turner, Caroline E. Ritter, Jonathan O. Ritter, Abram D. Turner and Sienna M. Ritter.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a grandson, Rhys T. Ritter; a sister, Esther Ritter and eight brothers, John, Hank, Arthur, Lloyd, Sam, Bob, Raymond and Ernie Ritter.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rhys Ritter Poquoson Lacrosse Club, Ryce Ritter Scholarship Fund, 7 Weston Drive, Poquoson, VA 23662.

www.SanderMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 15, 2016

Raymond E. King

Raymond E. King, 60, of Summer Mountain Rd., Loganton passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born in Lock Haven on November 3, 1955, he was the son of the late Irvin E. and Dorothy L. King.

Ray was a graduate of Lock Haven High School.

He was employed by the City of Lock Haven before becoming a groundskeeper at Belle Springs Golf Course and then the Clinton County Country Club.

On September 26, 2009 he married the love of his life, the former Suzette Miller who survives.

Ray was a member of the Beech Creek Wesleyan Church.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and going to yard sales as well as auctions. Ray loved animals, especially dogs.

In addition to his wife, Suzette King, he is survived by a son, Walter (Erica) Miller of Texas; three grandchildren: Katana, Dayton, and Daniel; two brothers, Donald (Jackie) King of Mechanicsburg and Richard (Deb) King of Castanea; five sisters: Diane (Mike) Spangler of Eagleville, Brenda (Dale) Clark of Schuylkill Haven; Sandy (Ron) Huneman of Lock Haven; Tina King of Ohio; and Ilene (Mike) Confer of Beech Creek; his father-in-law, William Miller of Loganton; several aunts and uncles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, many aunts and uncles, and a nephew, Travis.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 18, 2016 at 12 Noon at the Beech Creek Wesleyan Church, 217 Main St., Beech Creek with Rev. Alan Eckenroad officiating. Burial will take place at the Tylersville Community Cemetery.

Family and friends will be received at the church on Monday from 10 A.M. until the time of the service.

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

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

 

Posted: January 15, 2016




Darlene L. Shoemaker-Dauberman

Darlene L. Shoemaker-Dauberman, 78, formerly of Middleburg, died Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born November 7, 1937, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Harry Miller, Sr. and Rhea (Bates) Lockcuff.

Darlene was a graduate of Williamsport Area High School and the former Williamsport Area Community College with a degree in nursing. She worked at Laurel State Center and River Wood’s Assisted Living Facility in Lewisburg.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed reading, cleaning, and traveling.

Surviving are a daughter, Glenna L. Rader (Daniel W., Jr.), of Leetonia, OH, a grandson, Daniel W. Rader, III (Jessica) of Lisbon, OH, a great-granddaughter, Gabriella L. “Gabby” Rader, one brother, Harry “Mike” Miller, Jr., of South Williamsport, and one sister, Carol Kuntz, of Linden.

A funeral service to honor the life of Darlene will be held 2 p.m. Friday, January 15 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport, with Pastor Scott R. Koser officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service at Sanders Mortuary. The burial will be held private at the convenience of the family in Lewisburg Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Darlene’s name to the Alzheimer's Association, 57 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18740.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 13, 2016

Phyllis M. Krause

Phyllis M. Krause, 86, of Hughesville, died Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Muncy.

Born December 26, 1929 in Muncy Valley, she was a daughter of the late Morris Walter and Catherine Phillipine (Puderbaugh) Remsnyder. Her husband of 49 years, Jacob M. Krause, preceded her in death on April 24, 1996.

Phyllis attended the Valley United Methodist Church, Muncy Valley, and enjoyed quilting and jigsaw puzzles.

Surviving are four daughters, Jacqueline L. (Stanley Sr.) Stutzman of Williamsport, Marvene M. (Walter) Crawford of Turbotville, Jean L. (Andrew) Byrne of Montoursville, and Joan L. (Gary) Hilkert of Pennsdale; a son, Joseph M. Krause of Hughesville; a sister, Delores J. Ulshafer of Maryville, TN; eight grandchildren, Stanley E. Stutzman II, Brian H. Stutzman, Joshua J. Stutzman, Mary C. Poploskie, Levi Hilkert, Ralph Hilkert, Shawn Krause, Sarah Krause, and Gabrielle Krause; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Phyllis was preceded in death by a son, Stephen A. Krause.

Funeral services will be held 11a.m. Monday, January 18, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Craig Livermore officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Valley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 185, Muncy Valley, PA 17758.

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

 

Posted: January 13, 2016

Mary H. Ashkar

Mary H. Ashkar, 101, of Hughesville, died Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy.

Born June 9, 1914 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Minnie (Simon) Ashkar.

Mary was a graduate of Mansfield University. She then went on to own her own clothing stores, including “Mary Ashkar’s” and “Mr. B’s” in Williamsport and “Ashkar’s Clothing” in Hughesville. Mary enjoyed her work, but in her spare time she enjoyed basketball, bowling, baseball, gardening, fashion, and animals, especially her dog “Princess”.

She is survived by eight nieces and nephews, Katherine (Samuel) Leh of Whitehall, Charles (Thelma) Barto of Franconia, Barbara Wade of TX, LeRoy "Tony" Hopkins of Muncy Valley, Judith Hopkins of FL, James (Nancy) Ashkar of MA, Karen Ashkar of Lancaster, and Charles (Joanie) Thompson of SC; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters, Nashla Hopkins, Barbara Barger and Katherine Thompson; and two brothers, Joseph and Alfred Ashkar.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, January 16, at the Church of the Resurrection, Muncy, with Rev. Glenn McCreary officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department, S. Railroad St. & W. Water St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

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

 

Posted: January 14, 2016




Howard R. Wykoff

Howard R. Wykoff, 95, of Elizabethtown and formerly of Williamsport, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the Masonic Village, Elizabethtown.

He was married to the late Frances E. (Tarr) on July 13, 1962 in North Bend and they had celebrated 47 years as husband and wife before her death on April 7, 2010.

Howard was born on August 24, 1920 in Renovo and was the son of the late Frank E. Wykoff. He served during WWII in the Pacific with the US Coast Guard. He had worked within C.C.C., PA Railroad Shop in Renovo and Piper Aircraft for 25 years. He was a member of the Lite Life Chapel, Free Mason Lodge 495 for over 65 years and the Loyal Order of Moose. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Howard is survived by one step son; Richard L. (Mary) Farnsworth of Cogan Station, one step daughter; Donna R. (Robert) Wagner of Lawrenceville, seven grandchildren; Cherie Agnoni, Richard Farnsworth, Gene Farnsworth, Helen Sherman, Jennifer Farnsworth, Jeff Farnsworth and Wendy Six, 16 great-grandchildren and several great great-grandchildren. In addition to his father and wife, he was preceded in death by one step son; Donald G. Farnsworth.

There will be a public viewing 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral service will begin at 10:00 with the Reverend John C. Staje, Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven. Military honors will be conducted by the Lycoming County Korean War Vets.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: January 13, 2016

Dr. A. Allen Morrison

Dr. A. Allen Morrison, 95, of Fairfield Twp., passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the Williamsport Home. He was born April 29, 1920 in Williamsport a son of Arthur A. and Blanche Emick Morrison, Sr.

A dentist, Dr. Morrison retired from his own private dental practice; was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Army, and a member of the Farragut United Methodist Church.

He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mabel K. Fry; sister, Cora Clees, and brothers, Earl and Tobb Morrison.

He is survived by his sons, Richard A. (Fay) Morrison of Cogan Station, Jack L. (Betty) Morison of Enola; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. David W. Trostle officiating. Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park. There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions may be made to Farragut United Methodist Church, 45 Rt. 864 Highway, Montoursville, PA 17754.

 

Posted: January 13, 2016

Virginia L. (Liddic) Sechrist

Virginia L. (Liddic) Sechrist, 79, of Williamsport, died on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Rose View Center.

She was married to Robert L. Sechrist, Sr. for 61 years and who survives.

Virginia was born on February 19, 1936 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Stein) Liddic. She and her husband were owners of businesses in the area. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Williamsport and had sold Avon for many years. She enjoyed traveling with her husband.

In addition to her husband Robert, she is survived by one son; Robert L. (Isabelle) Sechrist, Jr. of Muncy, one daughter; Debbie J. Sechrist of Williamsport, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one brother; Leslie (Myra) Liddic of Williamsport. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters; Edna, Lorraine, Anna and May.

There will be a public viewing 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2016 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., 500 W. 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will be held at 7:00 p.m. The Reverend Larry K. Waltz will officiate the service. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: January 13, 2016




John M. Stoppa

John M. Stoppa, 96, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Manor Care Health Services North.

Born September 26, 1919, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Jacob and Anna (Safko) Stoppa.

John was a World War II Navy Veteran. Following his service he worked many years at the former AVCO now Textron as a machinist and retired in 1982. After retirement he was a well-known gunsmith and owned John’s Gun Shop for 25 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed traveling and reading.

Surviving are his wife of 71 years, Dortha A. (Bastian) Stoppa, of Williamsport, a son, Michael R. (Joan) Stoppa, of North Venice, FL., two grandchildren, Mark T. (Lynda) Stoppa, of Tampa, FL., and Scott M. (Allison) Stoppa, Long Beach, NY, two great-grandsons, Alexander J. and Mason G. Stoppa, two sisters, Helen Plank, of Englewood, FL. and Adeline Mohney, of Albuquerque, NM.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha K. Stoppa, two brothers, Frank and Carl, and three sisters, Josephine, Verna, and Pauline.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to the Alzheimer's Association, 57 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18740.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 12, 2016

Joseph M. Minnella (Guido)

Joseph M. Minnella (Guido), 66 of Williamsport, died Monday January 11, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.

He was born in Williamsport on July 21, 1949 the son of Joseph L. and Dorothy Emert Minnella. Joseph was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

He was a graduate of Hialeah High School in Hialeah, Florida. Joseph was the Service Manager for many local car dealerships. He was a video production specialist for Cable One and the Cable Time Co.’s. and ran his own business, Crystal Image Video Production . He was active with his band”Crystal Image”in the 80’s. He was an avid fisherman, he loved spending time fishing with his son and grandchildren. He also enjoyed family vacations to Ocean City, MD. In his younger days he was very active in racing go-karts at local and national levels. Joseph was a Vietnam Era Navy Veteran. He was a loving, caring man who touched many with his kindness.

He is survived by his wife A. Kathryn (Shebest) Minnella. His children also survive him, a daughter, Stacey L. Eckard (Kevin) of Cogan Station and a son, Joseph A. Minnella (Jennifer) of Montoursville and grandchildren; Noah, Ethan, Zoie and Lorenzo. He is also survived by his siblings; Susan M. Dugas(Partner, Art) and Anthony S. Minnella(Marsha) both of South Williamsport and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Michael J. Minnella.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St Joseph the Worker Parish 702 W. 4th Street Williamsport on Friday January 15th at 10:00 am. His pastor the Rev. Brian VanFossen will officiate.

Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 E 3rd St on Thursday evening, from 6 to 8 pm. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 711 W Edwin St Williamsport.

 

Posted: January 13, 2016

Richard F. “Rich” Matthews, Jr.

Richard F. “Rich” Matthews, Jr., 47, of Linden, died unexpectedly as the result of an accident on Monday, January 11, 2016.

He was married to the former Lori M. (Daniels) of New York for 16 years this past September and who survives.

Rich was born on September 1, 1968 in Williamsport and was the son of Richard F. Matthews, Sr. of Williamsport and Carole R. (Mundy) Matthews of Linden. He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1986. He had worked as a laborer. Rich enjoyed going to the River Lot, fishing, boating, swimming, camping, hunting, cooking gardening and loved his dog “Lacey”. He was an avid Steeler and Flyers fan. Most of all, he enjoyed being around people.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by one son; Seth Michael Miller (Matthews) and one daughter; Chelsie Nicole Matthews, both of Williamsport, two brothers; James E.W. Nottingham of Hughesville and Kristian R. (Virjine) Matthews of Cogan Station, three sisters; Linnea C. (Daniel) DelFine of Freeland, Christel L. (Fred) Hamman and Heidi M. (Sean) Hauke, all of Williamsport, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and his River Lot “Buddies”.

There will be a public viewing 6 – 9 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2016 and again 10 – 11 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2016 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., 500 W. 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will begin at 11:00 a.m. Minister Joseph Baity will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Susquehanna Health Foundation (The Gatehouse), 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: January 13, 2016




Robert Ellis Sellers

Robert Ellis Sellers, 72, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016 in the Geisinger Medical Center at Danville, PA. Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Thursday, June 10, 1943, he was the son of the late Raymond S. and Harriet L. (Drum) Sellers.

Bob was the husband of Margaret Jean (Bryson) Sellers with whom he celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary on June 12, 2015.

Bob honorably served during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army. He retired as a Staff Sergeant from the
U.S. Army Reserve.

He was retired from Koppers, Inc. at Montgomery, PA where he was employed as a forklift operator. Bob had previously been employed by Frank Cotner Construction, Basco Construction and Habig Veneers at Montgomery.

He was a member of American Legion Post 268 at Muncy, the Highland Lake Manor and was a former
member of the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Co. Fire Police. Bob enjoyed woodworking.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Bobby E. and wife Martha Sellers, Watsontown, PA; Raymond William and wife Karla Sellers, Hughesville, PA; Joyce and husband Warren Swank, Muncy, PA; Gloria and husband Jeffery Temple, Muncy, PA; two sister-in-laws, Darlene Sellers, Pine Summit, PA; Maria Sellers, Topeka, KS. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded by one grandson, Tommie Foust, one step-son, Terry Lee Bryson, and seven siblings, Floyd, Sam, Frank, Ruth, Doris, Phil and Carol.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 14, 2016. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park.

Friends may call on Thursday from 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Graveside military honors will be accorded by the joint veterans organizations.

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

 

Posted: January 12, 2016

William J. Sember

William J. Sember, 82, of Mukwonago, WI, and formerly of Williamsport, passed away January 9, 2016 at his home. He was born April 13, 1933 in Williamsport a son of Andrew and Christina Rusick Sember.

Bill was a 1955 graduate of Yale University; was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and retired from Sylvania-Phillips. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the White Deer golf course. He was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman.

He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years the former Dorothy Ocker, three brothers and four sisters.

He is survived by his children, James W. (Marion) Sember, Katherine E. (Wayne) Lois, Stephen A. (Kim) Sember, Christina M. (Morris) Tuttle, Paul A. Sember, Mark A. (Karen) Sember and Andrew J. (Jamie) Sember. He is also survived by 26 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 18, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 5973 Jacks Hollow Rd., Williamsport with his grandson, Joel A. Sember and the Rev. Bert Kozen co-celebrating. There will be no visitation and interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the church. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 12, 2016

Virginia Lee Eck

Virginia Lee Eck, 70, of Briarwood Dr. Montoursville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 11, 2016.

Born June 11, 1945 in Grove City, she was a daughter of the late Orman and Anne Samples Dulaney.

Virginia enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She also liked shooting pool, working in her yard and sitting on the front porch.

She is survived by her husband of 12 years, Stanley “Skip” Eck, children, David (Lenora) Gamble of Linden, David Eck of Alaska, Eric Eck of Montoursville, Elaine (Dave) Fackler of Butler, Susan (Stephen, Jr.) Stine of Montoursville, siblings, Letch (Sandy) Dulaney of Linden, Pat (Sue) Dulaney of Williamsport, Jesse Dulaney of Williamsport, Vivian (Paul) Cohick of Linden, Sandy (Stan) Goodman of Williamsport, nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, David Gamble, Sr., a sister, Louise Lowe and a brother Dudley Dulaney.

A funeral service to honor the life of Virginia will be held Friday, January 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport with Pastor Ron Savits officiating. There will be a viewing Thursday evening, January 14 from 6 to 8 P.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Woodward Twp. Cemetery.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 12, 2016




Martha E. Miller

Martha E. Miller, 89 of Williamsport, formerly of Montgomery and Oval, died on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at ManorCare North. Her husband Arthur W. Miller, Jr. passed away on May 1, 2015

She was born on December 11, 1926 in Montgomery and was the daughter of Harry and Carolyn Best Grittner.

Martha retired from Montgomery mills. She was a 1944 graduate of Montgomery High School. Martha was a member of Oval United Methodist Church where she was very active, taught Sunday School and was a lay leader. She volunteered at the love Center in jersey Shore

She is survived by three sons, Terry A. (Sarah) Miller, of Sunbury, Richard (Pamela) Miller, of Montgomery, and Craig E. (Jeannie) Miller, of Montoursville; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; a sister Ann Morgan, of Merritt Island, FL. She was predeceased by a son, Larry Miller; a brother, Elmer Grittner; and a sister, Carolyn Pauling.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016, in Oval United Methodist Church, 6796 S. Route 44 Highway, Jersey Shore, PA 17740 with the Rev. Wanda L. Minnick officiating. Burial will be private in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

The family will provide flowers and suggest that memorial contributions in Martha’s name be made to Oval United Methodist Church.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: January 11, 2016

Donald H. (Duke) Edwards

Donald H. (Duke) Edwards, 72, a resident of Montgomery, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at his residence. Born in Muncy, Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, February 19, 1943, he was the son of the late Donald Edwards and Jessie A. (Dewalt) Pennycoff. Donnie was raised by his special aunts, Helen and Hazel Dewalt.

Donnie attended the Montgomery High School. He was retired from the Montgomery School District where he had been employed for over 37 years. Donnie was a very dedicated school bus driver for over 47 years.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Montgomery. Donnie was a member of the Montgomery Boat Club where he served on the board, the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees and a life member of the Lycoming County Chapter, Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, Eagle Grange #1, the Sons of Italy Lodge #2786 at Williamsport and was a social member of Edward J. Smith V.F.W. Post 3428 at Muncy, Bower-Decker American Legion Post 251 at Montgomery and the Washingtonville Fire Co. He was vice-president of the Fairview Cemetery Association where he volunteered assisting with the maintenance of the cemetery. Donnie was one of the Montgomery Red Raiders greatest supporters. Donnie's greatest trademark was his cheery "HELLO".

He is survived by one uncle, Lehman C. Dewalt, Montgomery; one aunt, Alberta Pysher, Montgomery; his close friend, Joseph Cipriani, Jr. and his son Aaron, Montoursville. Donnie is also survived by 14 cousins. He was preceded in death by his half-brother, Jessie Lee Pennycoff.

A celebration of Donnie's life will be held at the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, 196 Brick Church Rad, Montgomery at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 17, 2016 with Reverend Viking E. Dietrich, pastor of the church, officiating.

Interment will be in the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 12:30-2:00 P.M. at the church. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested memorial contributions be made to the Donnie Edwards Scholarship Fund, C/O Montgomery High School, 120 Penn Street, Montgomery, PA 17752. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 40 E. Houston Avenue, Montgomery.

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

 

Posted: January 12, 2016

Joseph G. Sick

Joseph G. Sick, 93, formerly of Old Cement Road, Montoursville, died December 18, 2015at Valley View Nursing Center. Born March 8, 1922, he was the youngest child of Guy L. and Eliza H. (Woodruff) Sick. Preceding him in death was his wife of 57 years, Louise M. Heckel.

Joe was born in Lovelton Wyoming Co. He graduated from Wylusing High School in 1940 and received his Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Agriculture Education from Penn State University. Joe served in the United States Army with the 364th Ordinance Maintenance Co., Anti -Aircraft from 1943 to 1946.

He was employed by the Williamsport Area Community College for over 34 years. He retired in 1983 as a professor Emeritus. During his tenure at WACC, he served as a professor and as Director of the Earth Science Division for 18 years.

Joe was one of the organizers of the Lycoming County Conservation District in the early 1950s. He served on the board of directors 10 years and as chairman for 32 years. Serving on many committees, he received numerous honors for his commitment to conservation. He was also the advisor for the Williamsport chapter of the Future Farmers of America for 20 years.

Joe was a member of Pine Street United Methodist Church since 1953 where he served on numerous boards and committees, a 40-years member and past president of the Williamsport Kiwanis Club, a Mason, a lifetime member of the Nittany Lion Alumni Association, and a longtime member of the Fairfield Township Planning Commission.

In his retirement years, Joe grew and sold plants and vegetables from his garden and greenhouse.

Joe is survived by his children, Elaine (William) Bittle of Bottineau, ND, Carol (Charley) Hall of Montoursville, and Lynn (Janice) Sick of Leesport. There are nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on January 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Pine Street United Methodist Church, with Pastor Doug Eberly officiating. The family kindly suggests that memorial donations in Joe’s name be sent to Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Lycoming County Conservation District, 542 County Farm Rd., Suite 202, Montoursville, PA 17754. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 12, 2016




William R. “Bill” Wertman

William R. “Bill” Wertman, 81, of Lairdsville, died Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Muncy.

Born June 28, 1934 in Middleport, he was a son of the late Earl "Tom" and Bertha (Kile) Wertman. His wife of 49 years, the former Leona F. Miller Chestnut, preceded him in death on February 16, 2015.

Bill served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He retired from the former Schnadig Corporation, Montoursville, and was a member of the Franklin-Fairview Church, Unityville. Bill enjoyed woodworking and the outdoors, especially fishing and camping.

Surviving are a brother, Wilford "Bob" Wertman of Hughesville; four step-daughters, Barbara J. (John) Miller of Muncy Valley, Judy L. (Chuck) Swisher of Hughesville, Joanne L. (Frank) Van Haelst, and Linda L. (Gaylord) Morgan, both of Lairdsville; 10 grandchildren; 21 great- grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Earl Wertman.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 13, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Bill Van Horn and Kathy Burkhart co-officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, with graveside military honors accorded by combined veterans organizations. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: January 11, 2016

Gwen E. Grugan

Gwen E. Grugan, 66 of Williamsport died Friday January 8, 2016 at Valley View Nursing Center.  

Services will be at the convenience of the family.  

The family is being served by the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 11, 2016

June L. (Clark) Henry

June L. (Clark) Henry, a resident of Buffalo Valley Nursing Care, Lewisburg, originally of Williamsport, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2015.

Born January 8, 1925, in Avis, PA., she was the daughter of George and Mary (Gramley) Clark. On Feb. 18, 1944, she married David G. Henry, of Linden, PA.

She retired as a teller from Northern Central Bank in Williamsport. She was a long standing member of the Lycoming Christian Church in Linden.

She loved to play piano, and could sit for hours singing the hymns she loved. In earlier years she often sang those hymns alone, or in a duet, for the enjoyment of the church congregation. She was a loving, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, who always placed her family’s care, and needs, above all else.

She is survived by two sons; David C. Henry, of Lewisburg, and Thomas L. Henry, of Monroe, NC., four grandchildren; Rebecca Henry and Melissa Henry, of Lewisburg, Joanne Henry and Jennifer Ruiz, of Charlotte, NC, and three great grandchildren; Tyler Walker, of Spring, TX, Jessica Wagner, of Georgetown, TX, and Tesia Hazlewood, of Charlotte, NC.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David G. Henry, three sisters; Ruby Harmon, Geneva Clark, and Betty Scaife, and her brother Malcolm Clark.

Visitation will be Sat. Jan. 16, 2016 at 3:30 to 4:15 PM, followed by a Memorial service at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, PA., officiated by Pastor Donald Dennis. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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

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

SandersMortuary@SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 11, 2016




M. Joanne (Dobson) Engel

M. Joanne (Dobson) Engel, 82, of Montgomery, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at her residence on Friday, January 8, 2016.

She was married to Harold J. Engel, who survives, on May 4, 1957 and has celebrated 58 years as husband and wife.

She was born on May 28, 1933 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Claude and B. Alice (Waldeisen) Dobson. She was a dedicated wife and mother who was an avid bingo and slot machine player.

In addition to her husband Harold, she is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law; Christy A. and James DeRemer, Jr. of Montgomery and Cathy L. Engel of S. Williamsport, three grandchildren; Mathew T. Koch of Montgomery, Jennifer M. Stein of Lancaster and Michael J. Stein of Montoursville; currently stationed in Hawaii and one great-grandson; Jace Allen Thomas Koch.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamescmaneval.com

 

Posted: January 11, 2016

Joanna (Testa) Daniele

Joanna (Testa) Daniele has passed to her Heavenly Home on Jan. 9, 2016, at the age of 84. She was at home in the company of her family. Joanna was the daughter of Armando and Francesca (Verrico) Testa, of Castel Forte, Prov. Latina, Italy.

She was a graduate of the Williamsport High School, Class of 1948. She was a teacher and mentor to many. She taught English to Italian immigrants and helped so many of them receive their Citizenship and Naturalization, including her mother. She taught Italian at Penn College for ten years. Growing up she was a member of Ascension Church and sang in the choir. She was President of the local chapter of American Business Woman’s Association. She was instrumental in the opening and operation of Franco’s Lounge and Joanna’s Italian Bakery in downtown Williamsport in 1984 and 1989. She was a member of the late great Mater Dolorosa Church and their Christian Mothers Society. She was an active member and one time president of the Divine Providence Hospital Auxiliary. She generously volunteered her time and talents when and wherever needed.

Surviving is her husband Francis "Franco" A. Daniele, of 57 years; son. Alfredo F. Daniele; granddaughters Giovanna and Olivia; daughter, Maria L. Daniele; son, Francis A. Daniele; granddaughters, Janaya and Francesca; and daughter, Roseanne Reed (Bob); her brother, Angelo Testa (deceased), of Missouri and Enrico âGusã Testa (Martha), of Massachuetts; and many cousins throughout the United States and Italy.

We have been truly blessed to have her for a mother and grandmother. She was a gentle, kind, selfless, unconditional person who was devoted to her family and Catholic faith. She will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport, with her pastor, the Rev. John J. Victoria officiating.

Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation Fund Raiser (Billtown Rocks!!) or Daniele Family Culinary Arts Fund at Penn College.

 

Posted: January 11, 2016

Elizabeth E. “Betty” (Miller) Frey

Elizabeth E. “Betty” (Miller) Frey, 92, of Williamsport, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Rose View Center, surrounded by her loving family.

She was married to the late Robert C. Frey Sr. on April 23, 1948 and celebrated 62 years of marriage before his death in 2010.

She was a member of Balls Mill United Methodist Church.

Elizabeth was born on December 25, 1923 in Williamsport , the daughter of the late William M. and Helen M. (Kelley) Miller. She graduated from Williamsport High School in 1942. She had worked at the Brodart Company then retired from the Lycoming County Meals-On-Wheels as Center Director.

She also was past Matron (multiple years) Order of the Eastern Star, Watsontown Chapter #232, past officer; Order of the Amaranth, Tiadaghton #136, member of Williamsport Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, past Mother Advisor; Williamsport Assembly #49, International Order of Rainbow for Girls, past president (multiple years) Grottoettes, Zafar Grotto Rafaz Club, Inc., past officer of Women’s Auxiliary; Leroy O. Buck Post 7863, Veterans of Foreign Wars, past president (multiple years) Golden Oak Chapter; American Business Women’s Association, American Business Women’s Association “Woman of the Year”, past president Duboistown Garden Club, past Den Mother; Boy Scouts of America, past Troop Leader; Girl Scouts of America and past PTA President. She was an avid bowler, crafter and former seamstress.

Elizabeth is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; Robert C. (Mary) Frey, Jr. of Williamsport and Keith F.(Tina) Frey of Harrisburg, one daughter; Susan E. English of Williamsport, seven grandchildren; Shawnalee Miller, Karen Regal, Christopher Frey, Kristy Bower, Jason English, Daniel Frey and Katie Lakes, 18 great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law; Rose Miller of Granville, Mass and Louise Weinhardt of Williamsport. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased in death by two brothers; Henry F. Miller and William M. Miller, Jr.

The graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 18, 2016 at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy with Pastor Christopher Pfleegor officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 3001 Gettysburg Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: January 11, 2016




Elsie Jane Hahn

Elsie Jane Hahn, 90, a lifelong resident of Farrandsville, currently residing at Kephart Plaza, Lock Haven passed away Friday, January 8, 2016 at the Lock Haven Hospital Emergency Room.

Born on October 25, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Lenfred Rogers and Harriet Rogers-Eyer.

In her early years Jane worked at Sylvania as well as Corning. She was proud to be one of the first “meter maids” in Lock Haven. Jane was employed at the Ross Library until September 2015.

She attended the Lock Haven First Church of Christ.

Jane was a member of the Castanea Fire Hall.

She enjoyed reading.

Surviving are two daughters, Kimberly (Paul) Vance and Kelly Hahn, both of Lock Haven; a daughter-in-law, Trudy Hahn of Renovo; a sister, Betty (John) Serrf of Florida; five grandchildren: Mike (Kristin) Vance, Heather (Justin) McKeague, Wayne (Diana) Hahn of Texas, Shelley (Shawn) Sockman, and KaSara Hanh; many great grandchildren; and the father of her children, Charles A. Hahn of Lock Haven.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Hahn, and three brothers.

Private burial will take place at Swissdale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Ross Library, 232 W. Main St., Lock Haven or the Flemington First Church of Christ, 714 Canal St., Mill Hall.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

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

 

Posted: January 11, 2016

Janice Kiess-Johnson

Janice Kiess-Johnson, 42, of Hughesville, died Friday, January 8, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center.

Born November 5, 1973 in Muncy, she was a daughter of Ronnie L. and the late Sandra L. (Aikey) Kiess.

Janice was a graduate of Muncy High School and Penn College. She worked as a LPN for over 20 years, where she held positions at the Watsontown Nursing and Rehab Center, Kramm Healthcare, and Nurstat Agency. Janice attended the St. Andrew Lutheran Church and was a member at Highland Lake. In her spare time she enjoyed camping, hiking, cooking, nursing, motorcycle riding, and was an avid Eagles fan.

In addition to her father, she is survived by four daughters, Michelle (Kevin) Griffith of Denver, CO, Justine Temple of Hughesville, Emily Temple of Hughesville, and Taylor Temple of Hughesville; a sister, Jennifer Reedy of Williamsport; and a brother, Justin (Carrie) Kiess of Hughesville; a niece, Jaysa Kiess; and two nephews, Phelan and Isaiah Reedy.

A memorial service will be held 12 p.m., Saturday, January 16, at the Clarkstown Fire Hall. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to the time of service, Saturday, at the Fire Hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Janice Kiess-Johnson Memorial Fund, Muncy Bank & Trust, 725 PA-405, Hughesville, PA 17737.

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

 

Posted: January 11, 2016

Anna Blanche Frantz

Anna Blanche Frantz, 95, of Hughesville, died Friday, January 8, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family.

Born June 29, 1920 in Penn Twp, she was a daughter of the late Jasper W. and Lena (Weaver) Holmes. She married Donald K. Frantz, who preceded her in death on September 11, 1975.

Anna enjoyed cooking, sewing, baking, berry picking, yard sales, spending time with her grandchildren, and always made sure you had a cookie for each hand.

She is survived by three sons, Edward D. (Sally) Frantz, Francis A. (Kathie) Frantz, George J. (Doris) Frantz all of Hughesville; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; two brothers; and three sisters.

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

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m, Monday, January 11 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 695 Cemetery Drive, Hughesville, with Rev. Jane L. O'Borski officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Bethany United Methodist Church, 111 S. 2nd St, Hughesville, PA 17737.

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

 

Posted: January 11, 2016




Ann Marie Felix (nee Berry)

Ann Marie Felix (nee Berry), 75, passed away peacefully at her home Jan. 8, surrounded by her family.

Born in Williamsport August 9, 1940, she was the daughter of Vilma (Chapman) and Harry Berry.

A member of St. Ann’s Church, she was a former member of the Duboistown Garden Club and an active member of the Tiadaghton Quilt Guild, previously serving as their President. Beyond being a loving mother, devoted grandmother, and gifted piano player, Ann was also an avid card player and armchair Jeopardy champion. A passionate quilter, Ann crafted beautiful quilts for family and friends and numerous charity events. Always quick-witted with a touch of sarcasm, her kindness and love touched the lives of many friends and family, including the residents of the West House Personal Care Home, where she was a dedicated volunteer for many years. She also volunteered at AIDS Resource for nearly fifteen years. Her warmth was best summed up by the hospice chaplain who said, “I only met her three times but she made me feel like I’ve known her my whole life.”

Ann was known for having the heart of a saint and the mouth of a sailor, and was always up for an adventure. In her later years, she was off to see the world, traveling to Ireland, Spain, Canada, and the Caribbean with her beloved traveling companion and dear friend, William "Uncle Bill" Phillips.

She was preceded in her death by her parents. She is survived by a son Kevin (Stamatina), of Ridgewood, N.J.; daughter, Kirsten Burkhart (Gary), of Williamsport; daughter Kara Walter (Andrew), of Natrona Heights; twin granddaughters, Alexandra Shea, of Washington, D.C., Nicole Shea, of New Haven, Conn.; grandsons, William Felix and Andrew Felix, both of Ridgewood, N.J.; twin granddaughters, Hadley and Kendall Walter, of Natrona Heights; sister, Linda Phillips (David) and Janice McFadden (Bernard), both of Williamsport; many nieces and nephews; beloved cousins, Shirlee Cuozzo Rainey, Kay Jerald and Susan Adamson, in addition to many loving friends, including best friend Donna Kenamond.

She will be missed by one and all, and her memory will live in their hearts forever.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport with her pastor, Rev. John J. Victoria officiating. Burial to follow at Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to West House Personal Care Home, 500 W Third St, Williamsport, PA 17701.
To share a fond memory or sign a register book, please visit www.crousefuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: January 8, 2016

Robert “Bob” T. Drake

Robert “Bob” T. Drake, 77, a resident of Susque View Home passed away January 7, 2015.

Born on February 11, 1938, he was the son of the late Clayton M. and Helen Josefik Drake.

Bob attended St. Agnes Catholic School as well as Immaculate Conception Catholic School.

He was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving as a mechanic from 1955 until 1958.

On November 22, 1974 Bob married the former Sandra J. Johnson who preceded him in death on September 9, 1993.

Bob was employed by Clinton Paper Company as a truck driver for 26 years. He then worked at Alin Woodworking and Dad’s Landscaping before his retirement.

He enjoyed fishing and was an avid fan of NASCAR, Penn State Football, and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Surviving are four children: Nicki (Dennis) Bauman of Lock Haven, Robert (Terry) Drake of Lock Haven, Jeffery (Debra) Drake of MO, and Jennifer L. Shultz of Lock Haven; a brother, Ronald Drake, Sr. of Lock Haven; a sister, Pamela (Ed) Bottorf of TX; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and 1 great, great grandchild.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Rochelle Drake; two brothers, Gary Lee and James Drake; and a sister, Ruth Ann Drake.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 7 P.M. at the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven with Deacon Chip Young officiating. Private burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ross Library or a charity of your choice through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: January 11, 2016

Paul W. Wingrove

Paul W. Wingrove, 87, of South Williamsport, died Friday, January 8, 2016 at the Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Montoursville.

Paul was born May 30, 1928, in South Williamsport, a son of the late Arnold and Cora (Snyder) Wingrove. He and his wife, the former Naomi Weigel, were married for 59 years.

Paul retired as a foreman from Bethlehem Steel after more than 30 years of employment. After retirement he was a school bus driver for the Williamsport Area School District for 18 years. He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the South Williamsport American Legion. Paul was an accomplished musician and enjoyed playing the drums, bass and harmonica.

In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by four children, Linda (Garry) Sellinger of Muncy, Paul W. Wingrove, Jr.(Diane Day) of Williamsport, Arnold (Nadine) Wingrove, Williamsport and Charles Wingrove (Aimee Styers)of Blanchard; six grandchildren, Tara, Jillian, Briana, Tanner, Maggie and Hannah; two great-grandchildren, Dustin and Liam; one brother, Arnold (Pearl) Wingrove of Allentown, and several nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Stabley and three brothers, Harman, Ralph and Earl.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 pm. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. A funeral service to celebrate the life of Paul will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sanders Mortuary with Rev. Mark Brumbach, officiating. Interment will be in the Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony’s Center, 125 E. Willow St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 11, 2016




James E. Edgerton

James E. Edgerton, age 80, of Mansfield, PA, died Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.

Jim was born August 17, 1935 in Tioga County, PA, a son of Walter "Ellsworth" and Sarah (Stevens) Edgerton. He was married for 56 years to Mary Jane (Rose) Edgerton who passed away on February 23, 2014.

Jim graduated from Mansfield State College and taught at R. B. Walter Elementary School in Tioga, PA; was a case manager for the Tioga County Mental Health Agency. He and his wife owned and operated a Mister Donut in Elmira Heights, NY for a number of years. Jim also worked at Buckheit Funeral Chapel. He was a lifelong member of St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield, the Church Vestry, Jr. Warden; member of Corey Creek Golf Club for decades, scoring 2 holes-in-one; competitive long-distance runner, placing in many regional races, and served in many capacities in support of the church.

Jim was a car enthusiast and a dog lover. He was a Sgt. in the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict.

Jim is survived by a daughter, Melinda (Melvin) Wentzel of Williamsport, PA; 3 grandchildren, Sara Neal, Taylor Wentzel and Sadie Wentzel; many nieces and nephews; loving caregiver, Agatha Smarte. Besides his wife, Mary Jane, he was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey E. Edgerton in 2006; 2 brothers, Walter "Skip" Edgerton and John "Jack" Edgerton.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 from Noon to 1:00 P.M. at St. James Episcopal Church, 18 St. James St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Rowena Gibbons officiating.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local SPCA, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 www.alzfdn.org; or the Catherine Helping Hands Foundation, P O Box 3711, Lilburn, GA 30048. www.catherinehelpinghandsfoundations.org.

Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.

www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com

 

Posted: January 8, 2016

Elizabeth A. (Sykes) Lawless

Elizabeth A. (Sykes) Lawless formerly of Lock Haven passed away peacefully at Bucktail Medical Center in S. Renovo on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

Elizabeth, “Betty,” was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Before her health began to fail, Elizabeth enjoyed being with her family, spending time gardening, and singing in her church choir.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, William M. Sykes, the father of their four children, Thomas Withers, her second husband, and Howard Lawless who died in October 2010. She was also preceded in death by her oldest child, Wesley, in 2012 whose wife, Martha and children survive.

Also surviving are her other children: Harry (Pamela) Sykes of Palm Harbor, FL, Deborah Sykes Drewery of Lock Haven, and Wanda Sykes (Michael) Friel of Lock Haven. In addition to her children she is survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren who will sorely miss her.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 12 Noon at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 310 W. Water St., Lock Haven with Rev. Father Daniel O’Neil and Rev. Father Joseph Orr officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hyner.

Friends and family will be received at the Church from 11 A.M. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Bucktail Medical Family. The family of Elizabeth wishes to express their very sincere appreciation to the staff of the Medical Center for their excellent care and love for “Betty.”

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

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

 

Posted: January 8, 2016

Anna “Nancy” McCracken

Anna “Nancy” McCracken, 90, of Muncy, died Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, in Muncy.

Born August 21, 1925, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Anna J. (Stahl) Gair. She married the late, Perry A. McCracken, who preceded her in death on July 31, 1991.

Nancy was a member of the Hughesville borough voter election board, and was a former president of the American Legion Auxiliary. In her spare time she enjoyed volunteering at the Muncy Valley Hospital

She is survived by a son, Patrick W. (Bonnie) McCracken of Hughesville; two daughters, Cathy J. (Michael) McCoy of Muncy and Kim E. McCracken of Leesburg, FL; five grandchildren, Amy McCoy, Jennifer Mausteller, Aaron McCoy, Megan McCracken, and Ashley McCracken; and two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Kensie Mausteller.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, January 12, at Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., Muncy, with Rev. Robert Ingram officiating. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, PA 17737, to help defray funeral expenses.

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

 

Posted: January 8, 2016




James Yednak

James Yednak, 74, a resident of Susque View Home and formerly of Renovo, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc. and will be announced upon completion.

 

Posted: January 6, 2016

Seth Michael Shea

Seth Michael Shea, 17, of Loganton, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2016 in Crawford Township, Clinton County.

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

 

Posted: January 7, 2016

Bernice C. Dolan

Bernice C. Dolan, 89, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born December 6, 1926 in Scranton, a daughter of Francis H. and Letha Crossman Curtis, Jr.

Bernice retired from Western Wayne School District where she was an elementary school teacher for 27 years. She was a member of the Sterling United Methodist Church and was church organist for over 35 years. She was a member of PSEA; enjoyed making quilts, being a musician, and loved children and cats.

She was predeceased by her son, James Francis Dolan; sister, Evelyn Curtis, and brothers, Ralph, Donald, Marvin and Sam Curtis.

Bernice is survived by her daughter, Donna D. (Robert) Wiley of Montoursville; daughter in law, Barbara Dolan of Villas, NJ; brothers, Francis H. Curtis, III of Sterling, and Carroll Curtis of Harrisburg; granddaughter, Evelyn Dolan, three step grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

A memorial graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to either: The Sterling United Methodist Church, 576 Sterling Rd., Sterling, PA 18463, or to the Gatehouse, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 7, 2016




Nelson “Lefty” S. Ulshafer, Sr.

Nelson “Lefty” S. Ulshafer, Sr., 92 of Williamsport passed away on Friday, January 1, 2016 at Loyalsock Creek Rehab and Nursing. He and his wife the former Freda Lynn Bahner were married on June 20, 1999.

He was born on June 27, 1923 in Nuremberg, PA and was the son of Howard and Annie Foose Ulshafer.

Lefty was a 1942 graduate of Nuremberg High School. He served his country during WWII as a staff Sergeant in the US Army. Nelson was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 7 Bronze Stars. He was an electrician and a member of Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Douglas Ulshafer and Nelson Ulshafer: one stepson, Brian Bahner; one daughter, Lisa Fedak; one stepdaughter Marcie Hargenrader; two sisters, Arbutus Hargis, Jean Wolfe and several grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife Pauline Migala Ulshafer and a son Gregory Ulshafer.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2016 in Bethany United Methodist Church, Mahanoy St., Nuremberg, PA. with Rev. Bruce Nobel officiating Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Zion Grove, PA.

Family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Nelson’s name be made to Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church, 1301 Clayton Ave., Williamsport, Pa 17701.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: January 5, 2016

Albert M. McCoy

Albert M. McCoy, formerly of Montoursville, passed away January 4, 2016.  A Memorial Liturgy of Word and Sacrament will be held in Bethany Lutheran Church, Montoursville at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016 with his Pastor, the Rev. David B. Letscher officiating.

He was the son of H. Edward and Stella Springman McCoy.  He was predeceased by his wife, the former Eleanore Weston, and his brother, Carl E. McCoy.

He is survived by three sisters, Shirley I. Adams, Ruby E. Fisher, Darlene M. Holdren and brother, Gary E. McCoy, Sr.

There will be no visitation.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to one of the following:  Bethany Lutheran Church, 369 Broad St., Montoursville, PA; St. James Lutheran Church, c/o Alice Troutman, 605 Jordan Ave., Montoursville, PA, or to the North Central Sight Services, 2121 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 5, 2016

Helen G. Stackhouse Babb

Helen G. Stackhouse Babb, 96, of Muncy, died Monday, January 4, 2016 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy.

Born June 6, 1919 in Millville, she was a daughter of the late Oscar A and the Elizabeth (Sherwood) Stackhouse. She married the late Glenn Babb, who preceded her in death on January 4, 2015.

She is survived by a daughter, JoeAnn Narber of Unityville; two sons, Chester C. (Ola) Stackhouse of Millville and Max E. (Sherry) Stackhouse of Muncy; two sisters, Dorothy Weaver and Ruth Harris; two brothers, Jay (Ruthie) Stackhouse and Arnold (Joline) Stackhouse; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Helen was preceded in death by six brothers; and five sisters.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, January 7 at Twin Hills Memorial Park, 3332 Lycoming Mall Drive, Muncy, with Pastor Lucy Temple officiating.

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

 

Posted: January 5, 2016




Stephen A. “Steve” Condo

Stephen A. “Steve” Condo, 68, of S. Williamsport, died on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the Gatehouse.

He was born on November 10, 1947 in Williamsport and was the son of the late Andrew B. and Margaret L. (Straka) Condo. He served with the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1965 – 1969 and had worked for the Local 158; Highway Construction and retired from Doc’s Carpet.

Stephen was a member of the VFW and enjoyed golf, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and was a fan of music.

Stephen is survived by his companion of 31 years; Helen E. Wettlaufer of S. Williamsport, two sons; Stephen A. Condo, II and Matthew A. Condo, both of S. Williamsport, three daughters; Nicole Condo and Amy Condo, both of Harrisburg and Jessica Moyer of Williamsport, ten grandchildren, one brother; Paul W. Condo of Phoenix, AZ and three sisters; Diann Mason and Andrea Kopp, both of S. Williamsport and Christine Cummings of Williamsport.

Above everything in life, he loved his grandchildren.

“Semper Fi”

There will be a gathering of family and friends 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2016 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., 500 W. 4th St., Williamsport where the memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: January 4, 2016

Richard F. McCoy

Richard F. McCoy, 82, of Upper Fairfield Twp., fell asleep peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 29th, 2015 at the Gatehouse and woke in the arms of Jesus, his Savior. He was born on Feb. 24, 1933 in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada, a son of John and Gladys P. (McWilliams) McCoy.

At age 14 his family moved to Tucson, AZ where he finished school and later, followed in his father's footsteps to become a lather in the building trade, where he quickly worked his way up to becoming a supervisor throughout most of his time in construction. In 1959 he met the love of his life, Delores (Smith) McCoy in Tucson. Her older sister was married to Richard's older brother, and after a 2 year courtship, they married, later moving to CA. In 1967, they moved to Binghamton, NY where they started the Sewing Machine Sales and Service business in the early 70s. In 1980 they relocated to Newport News, VA where they once again built up the business of McCoy's Sewing Center, with Delores teaching many creative classes and Dick repairing machines. ((They've always treasured their customers and made many long-lasting friends.) In 1993 they came back to PA, Delores' home, to retire, but once again Dick decided to continue repairing machines since he had all the equipment and enjoyed the work. After 40 years, he was about to retire when he became ill a year ago.

Richard was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. He enjoyed the outdoors, and building, and remodeling their homes. He was an accomplished ice skater and he and the family cleaned off ponds many times to enjoy their time on the ice when they lived in Binghamton. He was a loving and adoring husband and a devoted family man. He had a creative sense of humor. People admired his quick wit, his kindness, gentleness and patience. Many referred to him as being a true gentleman; he was always thinking of others. He and his wife enjoyed meeting people and talking to them; everyone was a friend.

He was predeceased by his parents; son, Michael E. McCoy, and brother, James H. McCoy.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Delores Smith; son, Clifford J. McCoy of Denver Colo.; sister, Joan Kays of Tucson, AZ, two granddaughters, Stephanie and Nicole, twin grandsons, Shawn and Eric, and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Chris S. Santalucia officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Richard's name to the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Delores would like to thank everyone for all their prayers and many acts of kindness over the past year.

 

Posted: January 5, 2016

Casey R. Thomas

Casey R. Thomas, 27, of Montoursville, died Dec. 30, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 20, 1988 in Williamsport, a son of Walter “Gene” and Diane Bitler Thomas.

Casey had worked at Tony’s Deli, was a member of Eugene Grafius American Legion Post #104, and enjoyed shooting pool and target shooting.

He is survived by his parents, with whom he resided; maternal grandmother, Phyllis Bitler of Muncy; a brother, Luke Thomas of Montoursville; a sister, Brenna Thomas of Montoursville; two nephews, Ethan and Logan Thomas, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9 at Bethel United Methodist Church, corner of Montour and Spruce St., Montoursville with Rev. Richard M. Barner officiating. Friends and family will be received at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY, 10004.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 5, 2016




Priscilla D. Frey

Priscilla D. Frey, 81,of 1 Center Ave. Muncy, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, January 3, 2016 at her home.

Born July 9, 1934 in Montoursville, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Estella (Saxon) Bennett. She married George Alan Frey, who preceded her in death February 5, 2008. Together they celebrated 36 years of marriage.

Priscilla graduated from Muncy High School and served in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1956. Following her time in the Navy, she graduated from the Williamsport School of Commerce and worked various jobs before retiring from the Muncy State Correctional Institute as an administrative assistant.

She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Muncy for 43 years.

Priscilla was a loving wife and was a gentle soul to all. She loved and accepted the Lord early in life and served him the best she could. She was very fond of her pet dogs Charlie and Skippy who were great company to her.

Surviving are two sisters, June Edwards and Beryl Dirk, both of Muncy; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Harry and Gary Bennett; and three sisters, Mildred Magargle, Lola McCarty and Jackie Haynes.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, January 7 in Muncy Cemetery, with her pastor, the Rev. Charles Teffeteller, officiating.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to Grace Baptist Church, 5471 Clarkstown Rd., Muncy, PA 17756.

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

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

 

Posted: January 4, 2016

Charles B. Kuhns

Charles B. Kuhns, 84, of Williamsport, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at his home, following an extended illness.

Born May 4, 1931, in Shamokin, he was a son of the late John Karl and Mary Ethel (Gilham) Kuhns.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and served during the Korean War. He had worked for the former Plumber and Pipefitters Union Local No. 810 and retired from the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local No. 520 in 1993. His greatest joy in life was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Mary R. (Stroup) Kuhns; five daughters, Charlene (Doug) Kinley, of Cogan Station, Linda (Randy) Confair, of Jersey Shore, Mary (Rick) Miles, of Williamsport, Jackie (John) Gutman, of New Columbia and Jennifer (John) Gross, of Mechanicsburg; nine grandchildren, Justin (Melissa) Kinley, Heather Kinley, Wesley (Kristen) Kinley, Luke Dauber, Hannah and Eric Miles, Brittany and Rachael Decker, and Abigail Gross; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty McFarland, of Shamokin.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Jack Kuhns.

A funeral service to honor the life of Charles will be held noon Tuesday, Jan. 5 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial will be held in Balls Mills Cemetery, Cogan Station. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Charles’ name may be made to the Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o The Gatehouse or c/o Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 4, 2016

Robert G. Hoffman

Robert G. Hoffman, 90, of Loyalsock, died Jan. 3, 2016 at his residence. He was born Mar. 20, 1925 in Williamsport, a son of Greydon W. and Mable Brelsford Hoffman.

Robert was a co-owner of Hoffman Home Improvement Co., was a WWII veteran serving in the Merchant Marines, attended Community Baptist Church, and enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and gardening.

He was preceded by his parents; wife, the former Laura E. Fry; sister, Jean Housel and a son, Jerry.

Surviving are five sons, Philip G. (Virginia) of Williamsport, David W. (Peggy) of Jersey Shore, Ronald S. (Bev) of Watsontown, Keith B. (Lena) of Warrensville and Wayne A. (Polly) of Ohio; a daughter, Eileen M. (Robert) Achey of Clearfield; a brother Bill (Ocie) Hoffman of Montoursville; a sister, Barbara Bosch of Montgomery; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Baptist Church, 1853 Route 87 Hwy., Montoursville, PA 17754.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 4, 2016




Dianna M. Linn

Dianna M. Linn, 56, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, January 1, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Surviving is her husband of 28 years, Michael J. Linn.

Born February 3, 1959, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Oliver K. Hills and Florence (Weithas) Hills, of Williamsport.

Dianna worked at Textron for more than 10 years. She was a member of Christian Church of Cogan Station. She enjoyed kayaking, biking, dancing, swimming, and going to the beach. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are her four children, Douglas C. (Heidi) Boyles, II, of Menomonee, WI, Michael J. (Katie), Nina M., and Andrew T. Linn, all of Williamsport, six grandchildren, Emilee, Hunter, Connor, Keaton, Kylie-Ann, and Kaiden, two brothers, Albert F. (Debbie) Hills, of Loyalsock and Jeffrey L. Hills, of Cogan Station, two sisters, Patricia A. (John) Mitchell-Yerger, of New Berlin and Pamela M. (Bill) Farr, of Salladasburg, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service to honor the life of Dianna will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 6 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 4, 2016

Charles B. Kuhns

Charles B. Kuhns, 84, of Williamsport, died Saturday, January 2, 2016 at his home, following an extended illness.

Born May 4, 1931 in Shamokin, he was a son of the late John Karl and Mary Ethel (Gilham) Kuhns.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and served during the Korean War. He had worked for the former Plumber and Pipefitters Union Local #810 and retired from the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local #520 in 1993. His greatest joy in life was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife Mary R. (Stroup) Kuhns, five daughters Charlene (Doug) Kinley of Cogan Station, Linda (Randy) Confair of Jersey Shore, Mary (Rick) Miles of Williamsport, Jackie (John) Gutman of New Columbia, and Jennifer (John) Gross of Mechanicsburg, nine grandchildren Justin(Melissa) Kinley, Heather Kinley, Wesley (Kristen) Kinley, Luke Dauber, Hannah and Eric Miles, Brittany and Rachael Decker, and Abigail Gross, six great-grandchildren, and a sister Betty McFarland of Shamokin.

He was preceded in death by two brothers Joseph and Jack Kuhns.

A funeral service to honor the life of Charles will be held noon Tuesday, January 5 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport. Burial will be held in Balls Mills Cemetery, Cogan Station. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. - noon Tuesday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Charles’ name may be made to the Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o The Gatehouse or c/o Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 4, 2016

Manuel “Manny” Santonio Baez, Sr.

Manuel “Manny” Santonio Baez, Sr., 48, of Williamsport, was called home on Thursday, December 31, 2015 surrounded by his family at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born March 1, 1967, in Ft. Pierce, FL, he was a son of the late Santos Baez and Sara Hill. Manny was a 1986 graduate of Loyalsock High School where he was a phenomenal football and basketball athlete and proud Loyalsock Lancer Alumni.

On August 8, 1992 Manny married the love of his life Kendra Brewer and together they celebrated 23 years of marriage with one another loving life. Together through their love Manny and Kendra welcomed “Little Manny” Manuel Santonio Baez, Jr, of Lake Tahoe, CA to their family along with Manny’s three other greatest blessings, his children; Katrina M. (Tariq) Bates of Manassas, VA, Aisha E.A. (AJ) Smith of Elmira, NY and Dallas M. Grove of Williamsport.

Manny was a sports fanatic who cheered for the Steelers and Michael Jordan when he played for the Chicago Bulls. He enjoyed cooking, spending time with his family and being around others where his, big smile, and zest for life showed. Manny had great passion not only for life but also for his work as he spent the past 10 years as a sales rep for Utz Quality Food.

Anyone who ever met Manny could never forget his contagious, bright smile and his infectious personality. It has been said that Manny had the prettiest smile in all of Williamsport.

Surviving in addition to his wife and children are his seven grandchildren, DeBrai, DeBron, Ajah, A’Jhan, Kamin, Kymon, and Sincere; three brothers, Robert (DeEtta) Baez of Williamsport, Louis (Amber) West of Lock Haven, and Randy West of Colorado; a sister Manuela Ward of Harrisburg; father and mother in law, Richard “Pap” and Donna “Nonny” Buss of Williamsport who loved him like a child of their own; sister in laws, Kami A. (Eric) Goodwell of Williamsport, and Kim L. (Mark) Zaczkiewicz of Williamsport and many nieces and nephews.

Manny was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ephraim West.

Manny was blessed with so many people who loved him dearly. Three men in Manny’s life that cannot go unmentioned are Jack Drummond, Shane Haight and Todd Moyer, all whom would do anything for Manny and loved him like a brother. Your friendship meant the world to him.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. The funeral service to honor the life of Manny will be held 11 A.M. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at First Church, 604 Market Street Williamsport, PA 17701 with the Rev. Matthew Lake, officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions can be made in Manny’s name to the Bernie Mac Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2800, Chicago, IL 60601

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

 

Posted: January 4, 2016




Molly S. Applegate

Molly S. Applegate, 61, of Muncy, died Thursday, December 31, 2015 at her home. She is the wife of William Frick who she married on January 15, 1993.

Born October 18, 1954 in Muncy, she was a daughter of Clara (Gray) Charles of Unityville, and the late Warren Charles. Molly was a 1972 Graduate of Hughesville High School. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a corrections officer at the State Correctional Institute Muncy. She was a member of Pleasant View Wesleyan Church, Muncy. Molly enjoyed motorcycle riding, fishing, hunting, camping, shopping, and sewing. She enjoyed eating out with friends and family and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her mother and husband is two sons, Jerome (Brenda) Applegate of Hughesville, Rodney Frick of Lake Mary, FL; five daughters, Polly Reynolds of Watsontown, Pamela (Jerry) Felix of New Columbia, Patti Jo (Bob) Frick-Parker of Milton, Penny (Todd) Brehm of Unityville, Beth (Ben) Libby of Hughesville; a brother George (Sharon) Charles of Unityville; three sisters, Shirley (Gordon) Myers of Unityville, Mary (Charlie) Hopfer of Watsontown, Kelly (Jim) Ernest of Pierceton, IN; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, by Rev. Stephen R. Smith who will officiate. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call on Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: January 4, 2016

Marian Eleanor Brungard

Marian Eleanor Brungard, 85, of Williamsport, passed away on December 31, 2015 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital surrounded by her family.

Born April 3, 1930 in Muncy, she was a daughter of Loudon and Minnie (Breining) Brungard.

The family moved to Hughesville around 1941 and she graduated from Hughesville High School in 1948. While in school she was editor of the school newspaper, acted in the school play and participated in other clubs. She also was on the honor roll. After high school she eventually followed her sister to Philadelphia where she resided most of her adult life. She worked for Pioneer Chemical Company and retired from Coyne Chemical Company in 2000 after 37 years working as a contract administrator. Marian traveled with her sister throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe and Bermuda.

She enjoyed her dogs and flower gardening. Marian had been a member of the Eastern Star. She also volunteered at the Abington Hospital doing clerical work and most recently in the gift shop at Susquehanna Health Systems. She resided at the Williamsport Home Apartments since 2007. While there, she was very active in the various activities and especially liked musical entertainment, playing cards and doing jigsaw puzzles. Marian enjoyed being with family and made some great chocolate toffee bark candy.

Marian was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hatboro, while living in Horsham. She is currently a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Williamsport where she was very active in the church and was an assistant to the treasurer and on the church alter flower committee.

Surviving are her nephews, Thomas C. (Sally) Brungard, of Birdsboro; Robert C. (Amphan) Brungard, of Elizabeth City, NC; and her niece, Lenora A. (Jeffrey) Caskey, of Williamsport; great-nephew, Matthew S. Hamilton, of Williamsport; and great-nieces Pamela A. (Kenneth) Zesotarski, of Reading; Emily M. (Justice) Leidhecker, of Newberry, MI and Renee Brungard, of Boston, MA. Also surviving are great-great nieces Themis and Artemis Leidhecker, Madison Zesotarski and great-great nephew, Benjamin Zesotarski.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her brothers, Fred M. (Genevieve) Brungard and Kenneth R. (Pauline) Brungard and her sister, Emma S. Brungard.

The family would like to thank the Williamsport Home, Susquehanna Health Services and The Gatehouse for their care and support of Marian.

A funeral service to honor the life of Marian will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5 at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market Street, Williamsport, with the Rev. Elisabeth Aurand officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at St. Luke Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Marian’s name to The Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o the Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Susquehanna Health Systems, 700 High Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.
Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 4, 2016

Maude E. (Brown) Derr

Maude E. (Brown) Derr, 87, of Milton, died Friday, December 31, 2015 at the Milton Nursing and Rehab Center, Milton.

She was born on August 29, 1928 and was the daughter of the late J. Preston and Florence (Henninger) Brown.

On March 03, 1947 Maude married the late Charles E. Derr and they celebrated 52 years of marriage together until his death on May 27, 1997.

She was a graduate of the Milton High School Class of 1946. Maude and her husband owned and operated the O.K. Beverage of Allenwood for 12 years and she retired in 1998.

Maude was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milton and she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, crafts and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by one sister-in-law; Kay Brown of Milton, one half brother; Gerald Buck of Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Maude was preceded in death by two brothers; Charles and Donald Brown.

A graveside service will be held 10:30a.m., Wednesday, January 06, 2016 at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Montoursville with the Reverend James H. Fladland officiating. Arrangements are being handled by The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street, Milton, PA 17847.

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Posted: January 4, 2016




Richard Lee Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Posted: December 30, 2015

Amelia L. Donovan

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

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

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

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.

 

Posted: January 4, 2016

Martha Lowdermilk Knudson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 4, 2016




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