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Obituaries - January, 2017
 



Sherry L. Wargo

Sherry L. Wargo, 43, of Beech Creek passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 following an automobile accident.

Born on April 25, 1973 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of Albert C. and Eleanor Ramser Cummings.

Sherry was a secretary at Chambliss Auto Repair.

She enjoyed hunting, riding motorcycles, and had a special place in her heart for chickens and cats.

Surviving is her father, Albert C. Cummings of Renovo; two children: Charles (Marjorie) Cummings of Lock Haven and Kelly (Ryan) Fye of Renovo; a brother, Carl (Darlene) Ramser; a sister, Shirley Cummings; her fiancé, John Chambliss; and four grandchildren who she cherished.

Along with her mother, she was preceded in death by a brother, Albert C. Cummings, Jr.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 3 P.M. at SVBT Motorcycle Club, Harley Dr., Woolrich. Friends and family will be received on Saturday from 2 P.M. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745, to assist with funeral expenses.

 

Posted: January 31, 2017

 

 




James K. Huther, Jr.

James K. Huther, Jr. 66, of Williamsport died Friday, January 27, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born October 25, 1950 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late James K. and Elsie Tompkins Huther, Sr.

James attended the Pittsburgh Art Institute. He enjoyed playing his guitar, and played in various local bands. He was a member of the Williamsport Federation of Musicians. James was a self-employed painter most of his life and worked for several contractors in the Williamsport area.

James was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his children, Logan Lewis, Jared Lewis, and Crystal Sammons, all of Williamsport, two grandchildren, Cole and Carson, a step son, Ronald Cupp III, a daughter in law, Eleanor Foltz, a nephew Joe Huther, Jr. and his companion of 25 years, Steffi Cupp.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe, Sr. and Ronald Huther

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 30, 2017

Fred McCulley

Fred McCulley, 81, of Lock Haven began his journey with the Lord Saturday, January 28, 2017 with his beloved family by his side.

Born in Hastings, he was the son of Wellington and Dorothy McCulley.

After relocating to the Williamsport, he married his wife of sixty-one years, Doris M. Culley.

Fred was employed by Bridgens Plumbing and Heating, Lock Haven, for many years.

He was a devout family man who enjoyed country music, motorcycles, and sitting on his porch swing on summer days.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Chris (Ann) McCulley and Fred K. McCulley; a grandson, Shawn McCulley; a granddaughter who was the light of his life, Samantha “Sammy” (Cody) Brauge; a sister, Eva Lacera; and a brother, Carl McCulley.

He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph McCulley.

A private service will be held by his family in celebration of his life.

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 30, 2017

Charles L. “Chuck” Mapes

Charles L. “Chuck” Mapes, 63, of Sugar Run, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Towanda.

Born August 8, 1953 in Meshoppen, he was a son of the late Kenneth W. and Ruth (Gowin) Mapes. He and his wife, the former Pamela J. Beeman, would have celebrated 43 years of marriage on June 8, 2017.

Chuck was formerly employed at Honchell's Market, Ames Department Stores and Dollar General. He was a member of St. Paul’s Church of Overton, and Unaffiliates Mopar Club Keystone Chapter, where he recently won first place at Mopar Muscle of Central PA. He always enjoyed attending NEPA Cars and Coffee events where he could meet new friends.

An outdoor enthusiast, Chuck enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his four-wheeler and camping. He also enjoyed watching sports and NASCAR racing. Chuck had a great sense of humor and always brought a smile to those around him. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and he will be fondly remembered as his Punkin’s “Ghost of Reardon”.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four daughters, Lisa M. (Hayden) Felter of Wyalusing, Brittany K. Mapes of Sugar Run, Josie L. (Jacob) Beasley of Midland, TX, and Brooke R. Mapes of Sugar Run; three sons, Shawn C. (Kelly) Mapes of Mehoopany, Robert W. Mapes of Sugar Run, and Devin J. Mapes of Sugar Run; a sister, Fern (David) Davis of MD; a brother, Edward (Darlene) Mapes of Sugar Run; seven granddaughters, Nadine A. Lent, Natalie A. Lent, Hailey I. Felter, Kendyl E. Felter, Hannah J. Nolan, Ava L. Nolan, and Amelia M. Nolan; two brothers-in-law, Edward (Barbara) Beeman of Moore Haven, FL, and Jeffrey Beeman of Tunkhannock; and a sister-in-law, Becky (Crist) Espenshade of San Antonio, TX.

In addition to his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Mapes; mother and father-in-law, Wilbur and Norma Beeman; and a close friend, William Rogers.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 4, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Pastor Ron Dyer officiating. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: January 31, 2017




Dr. George R. Williams

Dr. George R. Williams, 82, of Montoursville, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his family on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born January 24, 1935, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Thomas M. and Martha B. (Confer) Williams.

He was a 1954 graduate of Williamsport Area High School and a 1959 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA.

George was a chiropractor for 40 years in Williamsport.

A snare drummer, he was a member of the 1955-56 state champion Black Eagles Drum & Bugle Corps.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He raised English Setters and earned several grouse dog championships.

He was a member of Community Baptist Church, Montoursville.

George is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janice A. (Kiser) Williams, who he married on May 23, 1959.

He also is survived by four children, Barbara, wife of Brian Emberg of Mechanicsburg, Kevin Williams of Montoursville, Lori, wife of David Van Ingen of Mountville, and Stephanie, wife of Anthony Kepner of Williamsport; 10 grandchildren, Joshua, husband of Kate Emberg, Zachary Emberg, Quintin Emberg, Christopher Van Ingen, Elizabeth Van Ingen, Matthew Van Ingen, Andrew Kepner, Amanda Kepner, Brandon Kepner, fiance’ of Crystal Smith, and Breeann Kepner; a step great-grandchild, Natalia Kepner; and 5 nieces.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Williams; two sisters, Evelyn Williams Mills, Dr. Martha Moyer; and a nephew.

A funeral service to honor the life of George will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb, 1, 2017 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. A viewing will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of service, Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in George’s name to Community Baptist Church, 1853 State Route 87, Montoursville, PA 17754 or to the Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 30, 2017

Gary Eugene Davis

Gary Eugene Davis, 47, of Muncy Creek Twp. died Friday, January 27, 2017 at Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born November 21, 1969 in Williamsport, he is the son of Shirley A. (Fowler) Davis and the late Thomas E. Davis.

He was employed at McDonald's of Hughesville from 1994 to 1996 as a crew trainer and opener. He also worked at several factories as machine operator, and was a custodian at Watsontown Christian Academy. He was a member of New Life Church, Pennsdale.

Gary loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, camping, black powder shoots, and fishing with his Dad. He was a talented painter, and liked to work on cars. With health problems most of his life, he was a shy, but caring person. A loving son, brother, and uncle. He loved joking around, playing pranks on his sisters, and rough housing with his nieces. Friendly and funny, he will be missed my many.

Surviving in addtion to his mother Shirley, are two sisters, Mechelle A. Davis of Muncy, Denise R. Davis of Muncy; and two nieces, Felicia M. Warren and Rachel W. Warren.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Ellis E. and Edith V. Davis; and maternal grandparents, Willard A. and Lila A. Fowler.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date to be held at New Life Church, Pennsdale.

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

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

 

Posted: January 30, 2017

Elizabeth (Betty) Louise Schmouder

Elizabeth (Betty) Louise Schmouder (née Wilson), 91, of Montoursville, passed away on Sunday, January 29 2017, at Valley View Nursing Home, Montoursville.

Betty was born November 6 1925 in Hartleton, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Robert Foster Wilson and Ruth Ester (née Walter) Wilson. Betty was predeceased by her sister, Anna May Stein (née Wilson).

On November 22 1947, she married Hilary Dean Schmouder, Jr., who survives. Together they celebrated nearly 70 years of marriage.

Betty was a 1941 graduate of Mifflinburg High School. She later attended the Goodwin School of Business in 1944. As part of the Greatest Generation, she supported the war effort as a clerk for the Air Technical Service Command, stationed in Williamsport. It was here that she met her dashing Sergeant Schmouder.

Although Betty worked in a variety of clerical and sales jobs over the years, she devoted most of her time, attention and love to raising her family.

The pride and joy of her life was family with whom she spent many wonderful times enjoying picnics, swimming and making homemade apple pies at their cabin along the Loyalsock Creek, a place she loved. At the cabin, Betty was a formidable competitor at card games and croquet. A yearly ritual for Betty and family was spending a week in the summer at the shore where Betty would spend many hours swimming in the surf. When her husband retired, Betty and Hilary enjoyed travel adventures with their friends to locations including England, Germany, the South Pacific, and Canada.

Betty was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church and Lutheran Church Women. She celebrated the beauty of flowers with her Montoursville Garden Club members.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter, Dr. Patricia A Miller (Charles) and two sons, Dr. Robert L Schmouder, Berkeley Heights, NJ and Gary R Schmouder (Melodie). Betty was the proud grandmother of four grandchildren: Dr. Christopher T Miller (Dr. Maureen), Dr. Vanessa S Johnston, (Dr. Curtis), Dr. David C Miller (Krysta) and Janelle S Lewis (Nicholas). Betty was blessed with three great-grandchildren: Jack Miller, Tessa Miller and Clara Johnston. Linda Hoy (née Stein) and her husband Ronald were also close family members.

Friends will be received at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street, on Friday, February 3 2017 where the viewing will be held at 10:00 AM followed by a funeral service at 11:00AM. Pastor David B. Letscher, of Bethany Lutheran Church, Montoursville, will be officiating. Burial will follow at Montoursville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the general fund of Bethany Lutheran Church, 369 Broad Street, Montoursville.

Special thanks to the many compassionate caregivers at Valley View Nursing Center, 300 Hall for their kindness and expertise.

 

Posted: January 30, 2017




Mary Elizabeth (Good) Prince

Mary Elizabeth (Good) Prince, 91, of Jersey Shore, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, January 26, 2017 with her three devoted daughters by her side.

She was married to the late Harry E. “Rudy” Prince for 59 years at the time of his death in January 2002.

Mary was born on March 28, 1925 in Jersey Shore and was the daughter of the late Burt A. and Julia L. (Carr) Good. She graduated from Jersey Shore High School. She was a dedicated homemaker who had also worked at Weldon’s then owned and operated a ceramic business out of her home. She was a long time member of the Walnut Street Baptist Church. Her hobbies included; knitting, crocheting, sewing, ceramics, fishing and gardening. She especially loved her grandchildren.

Mary is survived by three daughters; Sandra P. Kinley (Bill) of Osteen, FL, Patricia P. “Trish” Hartle (Pat) of Williamsport and Diane L. Prince of Jersey Shore, seven grandchildren; Angela Bowes, Gina Carothers, Marc Kinley, Matt Kinley, Darryl Stroble, Shawn Gatz and Josh Hartle, nine great-grandchildren; Torry and Travis Stroble, Sarah, Sadie and Kaelyn Kinley, Olivia and Shannon Bowes and Tyler and Travis Carothers, two great-great-grandchildren; Wyatt and Aubree Stroble and one sister; Delores Koch (Floyd) of Linden. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six sisters; Mildred Yothers, Marjorie Smith, Alice Hughes, Elsie Good, Helen Stabley and Bertina Royer.

There will be a public viewing 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, where the funeral service will be held 12:00 (Noon) with Pastor George C. Grossman officiating. Burial will follow in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Walnut Street Baptist Christian School, P.O. Box 616, Avis, PA 17721 or to Susquehanna Health Foundation, marked The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: January 30, 2017

Frances Gloria (Horton) Leonard

Frances Gloria (Horton) Leonard, 82, of Jersey Shore, died on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Jersey Shore Manor Care.

She was married to Clarence L. Leonard who survives, and they just celebrated 60 years as husband and wife on December 1st.

Frances was born on February 17, 1934 in Corning, NY and was the daughter of the late William and Dorothy (Watkins) Horton. She graduated from Painted Post High School then went on to Alfred State Tech. She had worked at Brodart and the Grit. Frances was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Lock Haven branch. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, computer work and family history.

In addition to her husband Clarence, she is survived by three sons; William M. “Bill” Leonard (KC) of Lock Haven, Charles R. Leonard of Jersey Shore and Jonathan R. Leonard of Jersey Shore, two daughters; Katie D. Seagraves (Patrick) of Collinsville and Faith L. Johnson (Jamie) of Jersey Shore, 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and one sister; Sandra LeBorran of Painted Post, NY. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother; Neil Horton.

There will be a public viewing 9 – 10 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore where the funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. President Keith S. Dennison will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jersey Shore Manor Care, 1008 Thompson St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: January 30, 2017

Betty Jane Stahl

Betty Jane Stahl, 57, of Cogan Station passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 at UPMC Williamsport Hospital. Betty was the loving wife of Nick D. Stahl whom she shared 38 years of marriage with.

Born February 28, 1959, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late David I. and Betty Jane (Moon) Dannelley.

Betty was a 1977 graduate of Williamsport Area High School. She loved caring for her family and was happiest relaxing in the pool with them or sharing stories around the campfire, She could often been seen cheering on her grandsons at their baseball games. She had a soft spot for her animals, and her family always included a few four legged friends who were always by her side. Betty was drawn to her American Indian heritage and spent a lot of time reading about it and attending Pow Wow’s.

Surviving in addition to her husband is a daughter, Cori Jo Stahl, of Williamsport; two grandsons, Quinn and Aspen Stahl-Emig; two brothers, David Dannelley of Maryland, and Scott Dannelley, of Huntington.

In addition to her parents Betty was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Dannelley.

A funeral service to honor the life of Betty will be held 11 AM Thursday, February 2 at St. Michaels Lutheran Church, Quiggleville, 1877 St. Michaels Road, Cogan Station. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church. Burial will be held in the church cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 30, 2017




James E. Doane

James E. Doane, 86, of Montoursville, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born May 8, 1930 in Hepburnville, a son of James L. and Pearl E. Kline Doane.

He retired as the owner-operator of the Hepburnville Garage; had also worked at the former Avco, and was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the Navy.

He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Janet Ardell.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Ernestine C. Day; his sons, Larry of Bodines, Lynn of Williamsport and Lee (Veronica) of Sanger, Calif.; four grandchildren and a great granddaughter.

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

 

Posted: January 30, 2017

Theodore “Ted” Garman Jr.

Theodore “Ted” Garman Jr. died January 26, 2017 at Manorcare Nursing Center South.

Ted was born on January 18, 1927 in South Renovo to the late Theodore, Sr. and Mary Garman. He graduated from Renovo High School and served in the Air Force. He retired from Ford Motor Co. as a tool and die maker, and moved to Williamsport.

Mr. Garman is survived by his daughter, Gail (Phil) Myers of Erie Pa., grandsons Brian and Paul; a sister Vera Garman of this city; niece Nancy (Lynton) Perry; nephew Alan Confer, and numerous grand nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his wife, Marguerite Haefner, sisters Marion Confer, Dorothy Garman and nephew H. David Confer.

At Ted’s request there will be no services. Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangments.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: January 30, 2017

Margretta T. “Gretta” Bailey

Margretta T. “Gretta” Bailey, 85, of Williamsport, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at ManorCare Health Services North. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, William C. Bailey on Nov. 21, 2002.

Born September 5, 1931, in Pottsville, she was the daughter of Rolland P. and Margretta A. (Jones) Thomas.

Gretta was a 1949 graduate of Shamokin High School and a 1953 graduate of Susquehanna University. She taught in Troy, South Williamsport, and Carle Place, NY school districts and retired in 1993 as a Williamsport Area School District employee.

She was a member of the former First Baptist Church, Sigma Alpha Iota music sorority, Williamsport Music Club, Clio Club and American University Women. Music was an important part of Gretta’s life. She was a choir director and sang in various choirs for most of her life.

Surviving are two sons, David T. Bailey (Diane), of Glenn Dale, MD and Mark W. Bailey (Jodi), of Williamsport.

A memorial service to honor the life of Gretta will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport, with Pastor Charles Stutzman officiating. 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 Margretta’s name to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 30, 2017




Kurt A. Eichenlaub, Sr.

Kurt A. Eichenlaub, Sr., 58, of Lamar, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at home.

Kurt was born in Lock Haven on December 7, 1958, the son of the late Keith and Amaryllis Rote Eichenlaub.

He was a 1976 graduate of Bald Eagle Nittany High School and obtained his Associates Degree from Williamsport Area Community College.

Kurt was employed at Mill Brother’s Auto Sales of Mill Hall for over 30 years.

He is survived by a son, Kurt A. Eichenlaub, Jr. of Loganton; a daughter, Dusty M. Huff of New Bethlehem; two brothers; a sister; and three grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister.

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

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

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

 

Posted: January 27, 2017

Stacey L. (Crossley) Lott

Stacey L. (Crossley) Lott, 56, of Williamsport, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at home in comfort and peace with family after an extensive battle with cancer.

Born Dec. 13, 1960, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Frank G. Crossley and Cecelia A. Pryor (Crossley-Mundell).

Stacey dedicated 14 years of her life as a caring and well-respected CNA.

She enjoyed the outdoors, camping, picnics, as well as spending time with her family and friends, surrounded with laughter.

Surviving are a daughter, Cindy A. Diefenderfer (Joseph); a son, Travis S. Crossley (Jeanine), both of Williamsport; six grandchildren; and five siblings.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lynn Williamson.

A memorial service to honor the life of Stacey will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until time of service at Sanders Mortuary.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 30, 2017

M. Marie Stackhouse

M. Marie Stackhouse, 94, of Strawbridge, died Friday, January 27, 2017, at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville.

Born November 26, 1922 in Penn Township, Lycoming County, she was a daughter of the late Ezra and Mabel (Myers) McClintock. Her husband of 60 years, Leonard H. Stackhouse, preceded her in death on June 18, 2004.

Marie was a lifelong member of Kedron United Methodist Church, where she served as church organist for many years, and enjoyed participating in Homemade Days.

She and her husband took over the family store in Strawbridge, and continued to operate it from 1945 until 1965. Marie loved spending time with her family and friends, and cooking for the grandchildren.

Surviving, are two daughters, Joan M. (Robert) Fox and Betty A. (Ross) Partington, both of Hughesville; a sister, Marguerite Narber of Dover; four grandchildren, Michael L. (Kelly) Fox, Michelle A. (Michael) Shannon, Erin J. (Bryan) Partington Buczek, and Adam J. (Elizabeth) Partington; five great-grandchildren, Devon, Michaella, Courtney, Liam, and Hunter; a great-great-granddaughter, Brynn Marie; and a step-great-grandson, Derek.

In addition to her husband and parents, Marie was preceded in death by her Sister, Martha Jean Houseknecht.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 31 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. GayAnn Gearhart officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Kedron United Methodist Church, c/o Joan Fox, 1552 Strawbridge Hill Rd., Hughesville, PA 17737 or Valley View Nursing Center Activities Fund, 2140 Warrensville Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754.

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

 

Posted: January 30, 2017




Donald E. “Donnie” Bowers

Donald E. “Donnie” Bowers, 29, of Hughesville, died Monday, January 23, 2017, as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Elysburg.

Born December 3, 1987 in Williamsport, he was a son of Dennis E. Bowers and June E. (Hauck) Bowers.

Donnie was currently employed at Aeroteck and the Williamsport Sun-Gazette. He enjoyed watching TV and NASCAR Racing.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Josh W. Bowers of Hughesville; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, February 2, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Michael Hill officiating. Burial will be held privately in Cherry Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and ask that contributions be made to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.

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

 

Posted: January 27, 2017

Lynne G. Dunkleberger

A Celebration of Life for Lynne G. Dunkleberger, 76, of Montoursville, will be held 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St., Montoursville with the Rev. David C. Smith officiating. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 27, 2017

Patricia A. Eaton

Patricia A. Eaton, 66, of Forksville, PA, and formerly of Bethany Beach, DE, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 of ovarian cancer at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport, PA.

Born November 6, 1950 in Washington, DC she was a daughter of Thomas and Jane Price Fowler.

Trisha received her degree in nursing and had previously worked as a R.N. at the Stockley Center in Georgetown, DE.

Trisha will always be remembered for her kindness and her love for nature and animals.

She is survived by her mother, Jane Fowler of Seaford, DE, her brothers and sisters: John Fowler of Virginia Beach, VA, Tom Fowler of Newark, DE, Susan Fowler Pressley of Silver Spring, MD, and Janet Hayden of Forksville, PA, and her nieces and nephews including a special nephew, Brian T. Hayden, with whom she had resided.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Fowler.

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

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

 

Posted: January 27, 2017




Roger L. Goodling

Roger L. Goodling, 66, of South Williamsport, passed away with family by his side on Tuesday January 24, 2017 at his home. Roger was the loving husband of O’Linde (Knarr) Goodling and together they shared 44 years of marriage with one another.

Born September 7, 1950, in Lewisburg, he was a son of G. Ernest and Blanche O. (Moyer) Goodling.

Roger was a graduate of Williamsport Area Community College and also served his country in the US Army Reserves. He retired in 2009 after 37 years of employment at PPL.

Roger was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and was a very talented woodworker who enjoying creating custom woodcraft pieces and giving them as gifts to anyone he knew. He enjoyed being with his Tuesday morning coffee group at Wegmans, and his greatest pastime was anything that had to do with baseball. He especially enjoyed watching his grandsons play baseball and spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Regina L. (Christopher) Haefner, of Williamsport and Anita M. Bair of South Williamsport; 3 grandchildren and a brother Barry Goodling of Shermans Dale.

A funeral service to honor the life of Roger will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 South Howard Street South Williamsport, PA 17702, with Pastor Amee, officiating. A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. Saturday at church. Burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday, January 30, 2017 at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

Memorial contributions may be made in Roger’s name to Hope Lodge of Central PA 125 Lucy Avenue Hummelstown, PA 17036 or Messiah Lutheran Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 26, 2017

Gary D. Bloom

Gary D. Bloom, 62, Williamsport, died Wednesday January 25, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna Hospital.

Gary was born March 24, 1954, in Williamsport a son of the late Les and Marie (Williams) Bloom.

Gary graduated from Williamsport Area High School, Class of 1972 and had attended Kutztown University. During high school he provided lots of art work for La Memoire, the yearbook and the Cherry and White, school newspaper. He was a National Honor Society member and a Junior Rotarian while he attended Curtin Junior High. Earlier in life he played Little League for Hermance Machine, played Babe Ruth for the Police.

He was known for his artistic abilities in wood carving and painting. Gary was active in the dart league at Les’ Inn, the pool league at the Eagles Club, the quoit league at the Eagles Club and enjoyed camping, drawing, spending time with his grandchildren and riding his bike.

Gary is survived by his longtime companion, Linda Badger, Williamsport; four children, Austin Badger, Jade (Megan Ruth) Badger, Jaime Badger and Ashley Bloom, all of Williamsport; five grandchildren, Kaleb Badger, Kaeden Badger, Aurora Bloom, Zowie Rinehart and Eli Rinehart , a sister, Sharon Almaleh of Thousand Oaks, CA, and two brothers, Keith (Eileen) Bloom of Montoursville and Frank Bloom of York.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by a brother, Steve Bloom.

A funeral service to honor the life of Gary will be held at 1:30 pm Tuesday, January 31 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. The interment will be in the Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Sanders Mortuary Monday, Jan 30 from 5 to 7 pm and Tuesday from 1 pm to the time of service.

 

Posted: January 27, 2017

Philip Marconi

Philip Marconi of Mill Hall passed peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at home surrounded by loving family. He leaves behind his loving wife, Sharon Zimmerman Marconi and two daughters, Dawn (John) Peters of Mill Hall and Stacey (Anthony) Kelly of Lancaster.

Phil was born November 7, 1949 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Anthony A. Marconi and Helen M. Weise Marconi who survives.

Phil served in the United States Army from 1969 until he was honorably discharged in 1972.

Phil was self-employed at Marconi’s Auto Repair, a business that was established by his father.

He loved collecting and repairing classic cars and was a member of the Central PA Street Machines.

He was a member of the Holy Spirit Parish, Lock Haven.

Surviving is a sister, Sharon (Arnold) Crislip of Virginia; three brothers: Dennis (Terina) Marconi of Flemington, Thomas Marconi of Lock Haven, and Steven (Kimberly) Marconi of Mill Hall; and three grandchildren: Colby (Hunter) Peters, Piper Kelly, and Riley Kelly.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Rev. Father Joseph Orr officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

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

Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Bestwick Foundation to support local families and individuals struggling to fight cancer.

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

 

Posted: January 27, 2017




Howard U. Faus

Howard U. Faus, 93, of Williamsport, formerly of Hughesville, died Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Leighton Place of Williamsport, with his daughter by his side. Howard was preceded in death by his wife Hazel (Green) Faus in August of 2006.

Born November 27, 1923 in Dewart, he is the son of the late Otis and Minnie (Hilner) Faus. Howard was a US Navy veteran serving in World War II, from 1942 to 1946. After leaving the service, he began his career at International Furniture of Montoursvlle. Howard then owned Faus Furniture and Uplolstery, and retired from Faus Carpeting, Hughesville. He was a member of the Hughesville Baptist Church and the Muncy Lodge #299 F.&A.M. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and old westerns. Howard enjoyed woodworking and was a good handyman.
Surviving are a daughter, Carol F. (Harry) Crawshaw of Hughesville; a granddaughter, Heather (Ross Sheingold) Crawshaw of Marina Del Rey, CA; and a sister, Catherine Lowe of Williamsport.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Hagenbuch, and three brothers, Wilson, Ernest, and Elmer Faus.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Rev. David K. Fishel and Rev. Ronald G. Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Howard's name to Susquehanna Home Health Hospice, C/O the Susquehanna Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

 

Posted: January 26, 2017

Barry L. Welshans, Sr.

Barry L. Welshans, Sr., 87, of Loganton passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born on June 9, 1929 in Rauchtown, he was the son of the late Frank and Ida Gamble Welshans.

Barry was a Veteran of the United States Army, having served from 1951 until 1953.

On September 13, 1970, he married the love of his life, Effie R. Richards Welshans, who preceded him in death.

In his early years he worked for Renningers Lumber Company. He then was employed by Piper Aircraft for 29 years before retiring in 1984.

Barry enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, and cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies. He especially cherished the time he spent with his family.

Surviving is a son and daughter-in-law, Barry L. and Doreen Welshans, Jr. of Loganton; two step-sons, Norman (Peg) Johnson of Mackeyville and Dale Johnson of McElhattan; four siblings: Luke Welshans of Rauchtown, Mav Rauch of Elmsport, Stanley Welshans of Oval, and Sharon Lamey of Rauchtown; a granddaughter, Justine Myers; two great grandchildren, Jevon “Bubba” and Aleyah “Frog” Myers; and his buddy, his dog, Sarge, whom he will be sorely missed by.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by eight siblings: Merril Welshans, Bill Welshans, Richard “Dick” Welshans, his twin, Larry Welshans, Jane Buttorff, Paul Welshans, Nancy Shadle, and Buddy Welshans.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 12 noon at the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven. Burial will follow at Jersey Shore Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 6 until 8 P.M.
Memorial contributions in Barry’s name may be made to the American Kidney Association through the funeral home.

 

Posted: January 26, 2017

John A. Brown

John A. Brown, 76, of Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at his home.

Born April 22, 1940 he was the son of the late Earl D. and Sarah M. (Miller) Brown.

John attended Williamsport Area Community College and graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree. He worked at AVCO and later retired as a call center supervisor from PPL.

John was a member of Masonic Lodge 106 and Ivy Lodge 397, F&A.M., and a 32nd degree member of the Williamsport Consistory where he was very active for more than 30 years. John served as a board member and secretary of the Williamsport Masonic Temple Association.

John traveled the world including trips to China, England, and Russia. He liked country western music, going to tractor shows, and was a faithful bell ringer for the Salvation Army during the holidays.

Surviving are his Masonic friends and family.

A masonic service followed by a funeral service to honor the life of John will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701. A viewing will be held from 5:30 p.m. until the time of Service Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be private in Pomfret Manor Cemetery, Sunbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation c/o Grand Lodge of PA, F&A.M. 1244 Bainbridge Road Elizabethtown, PA 17022.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 26, 2017




Kathleen F. Walker

Kathleen F. Walker, 62, of Lock Haven, passed away at Mount Nittany Medical Center on January 26, 2017 surrounded by family.

Kathy was born in Lock Haven to Richard and Mildred Kinley.

She was married to James Walker, of Lock Haven, for 42 years. She worked at Divine Providence and Jersey Shore Hospitals as a Licensed Practical Nurse before retiring to care for her beloved grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Kathy is survived by children: James (Christa) of Beech Creek, Mark (Tara) of Mill Hall, David (Susan) of Mill Hall, Joseph (Kate) of Pleasant Gap, and Amanda (Jon-Chris) Hatalski of Glenside; and nine grandchildren.

She is also survived by brothers Richard (Lisa) Kinley and David (Sue Ellen) Kinley; and sisters Georgia Barbus, Loretta (Joe) Worrick, and Tina (Rick) Burd.

She was predeceased by her parents, and brothers Gregory, Jeffrey, and Donald Kinley.

A private service will be held for family.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Lock Haven Catholic School in c/o Brooke Fravel at 311 W. Water Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745, or contact her at (570)748-7252.

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 26, 2017

Leonard J. Groboski

Leonard J. Groboski, 89, of Williamsport, formerly of Dallas, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, after a brief stay at Valley View Nursing Center. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Barbara J. (Warkomski) Groboski, in 2001.

Born Dec. 4, 1927, in Larksville, he was a son of the late Edward and Mary (Plukulis) Groboski.

Leonard was a 1945 graduate of Larksville High School. Following graduation he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Piedmont. After his honorable discharge, he was very proud of his service to our country and patriotism. He attended various Veterans' Day events and celebrations at his local American Legion Post 672, where he was a lifetime member.

He retired in 1989 from the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 489.

Leonard was a member of Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at the cabin. Harvey's Lake was by far his favorite fishing spot, and he caught many nice trout on his bait of choice, mini marshmallows.

He also enjoyed socializing with friends at the Dallas Legion and the Crippled Bear Inn, Williamsport. His favorite toast was "happy birthday" every day, and he was known throughout the region as the inventor of the Crown Royal inspired drink he named, "The Ta-Naugger."

He was proud of his Lithuanian heritage and enjoyed rolling dough for homemade pierogis at family gatherings. He also enjoyed listening to Polka music while cruising down the road in his Ford Taurus. In the summer with the windows down, neighbors could often hear him coming a block away. Most of all, Leonard cherished and loved spending time with his family and friends and was known as "Poppy" to not only his family but to his friends as well.

Surviving are two daughters, Nancy B. Bittner (Charles), of Williamsport and Sherri A. Amershek (Keith), of Albuquerque, N.M.; seven grandchildren, Alexandra Bittner, Kirby Bittner, Chaz Bittner, U.S. Army Sargent Ryan Amershek (Natalie), U.S. Air Force First Class Airman Billy Amershek, Katie Amershek, Kaylee Amershek; and two great-grandchildren, Samuel and Norah Amershek.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Francis, David and Edward and one sister, Alice Saxon.

A graveside service to honor the life of Leonard will be announced at a later date and will be held in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Leonard's name to The Children's Development Center, 625 W. Edwin St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 26, 2017

Steven A. Williams

Steven A. Williams, 64, of Williamsport, died Jan. 25, 2017, at home, surrounded by his family.

Steve was born in Williamsport, on Dec. 11, 1952, the son of Hugh R. and Marian E. (Thomas) Williams.

Steve was a Union carpenter in the Williamsport area. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the American Legion Post No. 945. He enjoyed throwing darts in a dart league here in Williamsport.

Surviving are his wife, the former Scarlet (Kelley) Williams; they celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary this past May 2016. He is also survived by his children, Shawn Williams Cole, of Dover, Del., Brian Kelley Williams and Rebecca Ann Williams, both of this city; his mother, Marian E. Williams, of Williamsport; five grandchildren; and a sister, Ann Williams Henry, of Harrisburg.

His father, Hugh Williams and brother, Ronnie Williams, preceded him in death.

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

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

 

Posted: January 26, 2017




Roger L. Goodling

Roger L. Goodling, 66, of South Williamsport passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

A visitation will be held from 9:30 am until 11:15 am Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Messiah Lutheran Church, South Williamsport with a funeral service to honor the life of Roger to begin at 11:30 am.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 25, 2017

James E. Reynolds

James E. Reynolds, 79, of Dushore, died Monday, January 23, 2017, at the Highlands Care Center, Laporte.

Born October 8, 1937 in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late James J. Franks and Irene (Friedrich) Franks. He and his wife, the former Judith A. Thompson, would have celebrated 56 years of marriage on June 24, 2017.

Jim retired in 1996 from Rohm & Haas Company after having worked there for 30 years. He was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed hunting, fishing, feeding the wild animals, and watching the blue birds. Jim also loved traveling, camping, and writing poetry.

He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and enjoyed volunteering and fundraising for various veterans organizations. He was a member of the Forty and Eight Voiture 549, Wyalusing, VFW Post 268, Towanda, and a Life Member of the American Legion Loyalsock Post 996.

Jim was a dedicated Master Mason who held memberships in Evergreen Lodge No. 163, Monroeton, Rural Amity Lodge No. 70, Athens, Union Royal Arch Chapter No. 161, Towanda, Northern Council No. 24, Athens, AASR Valley of Towanda, and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 76, Towanda. He was a former member of Irem Temple Shrine, Dallas, and Valley of Williamsport Scottish Rite Consistory.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, is a son, James J. Reynolds of Hatboro, PA; a daughter, Jacqueline D. (Douglas) Beck of Horsham, PA; and four grandchildren, Rhiannon A. Reynolds, Nicole Ann Beck, Brian D. Beck, and Kyle J. Beck.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 28, at Zion Lutheran Church, 116 Carpenter St., Dushore, with Rev. Phyllis A. Pelletier officiating. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Members of the American Legion Loyalsock Post 996 will pass in review at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Masonic funeral service at 10:45 a.m. by the Evergreen Lodge No. 163 F. & A. M. Burial will be held in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown on Tuesday, January 31, at 11 a.m.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to Zion Lutheran Church, 116 Carpenter St., Dushore, PA 18614 or to Disabled American Veterans at www.DAV.org.

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

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

 

Posted: January 26, 2017

Bettie H. Paulhamus

Bettie H. Paulhamus, 88, of Montoursville, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center. She was born August 30, 1928 in Williamsport a daughter of H. Frank and Ruth M. Fullmer Hoover.

Bettie retired from Paulhamus Litho and was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Montoursville.

She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Robert C. Paulhamus.

She is survived by her sons, Ronald (Ginger) Paulhamus, Robert W. (Karen) Paulhamus and Thomas Paulhamus, all of Montoursville; daughter, Carol (Brian) Aldinger of Montoursville; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

The funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon, Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 369 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. David L. Letscher, and the Rev. Robert H. Logan officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the general fund at Bethany Lutheran Church. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 26, 2017




Larue B. Dieter

Larue B. Dieter, 95, of Loyalsock Twp., died on January 24, 2017 at Elmcroft Assisted Living. She was born Aug. 1, 1921 in Altoona, the daughter of Harry and Ruth (Hart) Bales.

She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and a life member of the Williamsport Hospital Auxiliary.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Jack E. Dieter; brother, Waldo F. Bales and a sister, Lorena Bales.

Surviving are three sons, Stephen D. Dieter of Myrtle Beach, SC, John H. Dieter of Bemus Point, NY and Paul B. (Jamaica) Dieter of Valley Center, Calif.; a daughter, Janice D. (Thomas) Knitter of Scottsville, NY; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 25, 2017

Lynne G. Dunkleberger

Lynne G. Dunkleberger, 76, of Montoursville, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was born December 3, 1940 in Coudersport a daughter of the late Frederick B. and Alta M. Greene Green.

Lynne retired from P.P. & L. where she worked in customer service. She was a member of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir and was a Deacon. She was also a member of the Lycoming Co. Consolidated Sportsman and enjoyed her grandchildren.

Lynne is survived by her husband of 45 years Thomas E. Dunkleberger; step son, Robert T. (Kristina) Dunkleberger of Montoursville; step daughter, Teri L. (Michael) Umstead of Montoursville; her brothers, Fred A. (Chris) Green of Acworth, GA, David R. (Janet) Green of Gaines, PA, William E. (Barbara) Green of Galeton and James R (Tammy) Green of Galeton; sister, Nancy R. (Joe) Bradley of Galeton, and grandchildren, Jonathan and Jessica Dunkleberger, Shealei (Bo) Long, Tommy and Tim Williams and Sami Umstead.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 25, 2017

Bonnie G. Walk

Bonnie G. Walk, 75, of 653 Cemetery St., Jersey Shore passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at her home.

Born in Lock Haven on October 1, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Elizabeth P. Peters Smeltzer.

Bonnie was an active member of Emmanuel Community Church, South Avis, where she attended church and enjoyed fellowshipping each Tuesday with the Women’s Class.

She enjoyed cooking, completing word puzzles, and doing Bible studies. Most important to Bonnie, though, was the time she spent with family.

Surviving are two sons, Bruce Walk of South Avis and Vince T. (Christine) Walk of Cogan Station; eight grandchildren: Erica (Jeremey) Herr, Alicia Walk, Jesse Walk, Tyler Walk, Dylan Walk, Delaney Walk, Krista (Barry) Romberger, and Vince K. Walk; three great grandchildren: Kaden, Breonah, and Lexus Herr; and four siblings: Nancy Barner of Lock Haven, Ronnie (Holly) Smeltzer of Avis, Stephen (Mary Ann) Smeltzer of Linden, and Crystal (Robert) Rummings of Jersey Shore.

Following her wishes, a private Life Celebration will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to either Emmanuel Community Church or the American Cancer Society through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: January 25, 2017




Nancy J. Heaton

Nancy J. Heaton, 64, of Forksville, died Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born September 28, 1952 in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Jean (Davison) Hall. She and her husband, Leonard W. Heaton, would have celebrated 44 year of marriage on March 24, 2017.

Nancy was very community oriented and enjoyed serving as Auditor for Forksville Borough and Treasurer of the Forksville Fire Company. She also enjoyed crafts, decorative painting, playing cards, and above, spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Heather J. (Kevin) Zacharias of Monroe Township; a son, Leonard W. (Jen Signore) Heaton III of Forksville; four grandchildren, Makayla M. Drost, Michael E. Drost, Colby L. Heaton, and William G. Zacharias; and a brother, Robert R. Hall of Greentown.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, January 27, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Pastor Linda Renninger officiating. Burial will follow in Forksville Cemetery, Forksville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Forksville Fire Company, P.O. Box 64, Forksville, PA 18616.

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

 

Posted: January 24, 2017

Saralee (Hausman) Wahl

Saralee (Hausman) Wahl of Pompano Beach, Fla. and Williamsport, Pa., passed away peacefully on January 21, 2017.

Adored mother of Lawrence (Elise) Wahl of Coral Springs, Fla., Jill Wahl Frankel and Harry (Cindy) Wahl, both of Williamsport.

Cherished grandmother of Elisabeth, Caleb (Annie) and Max (Ashley) Frankel; Zachary (Jen), Abigail (Carl) and Diana Wahl; and Mindy (Deena) Darwish and Alexander Wahl.

Devoted great-grandmother of Hunter Hepler; Ezra, Theodor and Abner Frankel and Mazel Frankel.

Beloved sister of Roberta Marks and Joel (Nancy) Hausman.

Saralee was born in Pittsburgh, February 17, 1932 to Howard and Ida Hausman. She met her husband Ronald Wahl, who predeceased her in 2003, while they both attended Penn State. She lived a full and active life. A member of Temple Beth Ha-Sholom in Williamsport, and a life member of Hadassah, she was a past president of the Temple Sisterhood and past chair of the Temple’s Charity Ball. She served as a tutor for the Laubach Literacy Program and was involved in the GreenCircle Interfaith School Program.

An avid golfer and mahjong player, she was a member of both the Williamsport Country Club and Palm Aire Country Club.

Saralee greatly loved and was adored by her three children, eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two siblings. She savored hosting holiday dinners, family gatherings and was the center of the family tree. She was a caring and beautiful person, both inside and out, who showed love to everyone with whom she came in contact. She relished life, her family and her many friends both in Florida and Pennsylvania. She kept a full calendar with social events and tee times until her last few days.

Funeral Services will be Friday, January 27 at 1:00 p.m. at Temple Beth Ha-Sholom, 425 Center Street in Williamsport with interment to follow at Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive visitors prior to the service beginning at Noon on Friday in the Temple Library and at a future date, time and place in south Florida.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Saralee’s name to Temple Beth Ha-Sholom or Hadassah.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: January 25, 2017

Michael D. Parcher

Michael D. Parcher, 59, of Mill Hall passed away at his home on January 2, 2017.

He was born in Braintree, MA on May 7, 1957 to Nancy (Yoxtheimer) McGowan and Joseph D. Parcher, Jr.

On June 30, 1995, he married the love of his life and best friend Carolyn (Johnston) Parcher, who survives.

Mike graduated in 1975 from Lock Haven High School and achieved an associate degree in electrical engineering. He was an expert in designing and building custom electrical control panels for specialized automation lines for manufacturers in the United States and Canada.

In addition to his wife, Michael is survived by step-daughter Cristen Stump (Al Henry) of Philadelphia; sister Denise (Ken) Yost of Lock Haven; step-father Dr. John McGowan of Deptford, NJ, many nieces and nephews and his dogs, Samson and Ellie Mae. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers J. Dominic and Daniel R. Parcher.

Friends and family are welcome to visit Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, 231 High Street, Flemington on Saturday, January 28 from 2 to 4 P.M.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to either the American Cancer Society or the Clinton County SPCA.

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

 

Posted: January 25, 2017




Patricia A. Kelch

Patricia A. Kelch, 75, of Williamsport, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Patricia was born in Williamsport, on April 26, 1941, the daughter of Charles and Violet Kepner Kelch.

She is survived by a brother, Ronald J. (Pat) Kelch, of Montoursville.

At Patricia's request, there will be no funeral or burial services. Memorial contributions in Patricia's name may be made to Hope Enterprises Inc., 2401 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701. Crouse Funeral home is handling the arrangements.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: January 23, 2017

Helen L. Dauber

Helen L. Dauber, 92, of Williamsport, died Sunday, January 22, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna.

Born June June 15, 1924 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Harold  W. and Emily L. (Thomas) Dewald. She and her husband William D. Dauber celebrated 72 years of marriage on Nov. 29.

She was a 1942 graduate of Williamsport High School. For 27 years, she had worked as the secretary at St. Luke Lutheran Church on Market Street. She was a former member at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and a current member at Messiah Lutheran Church. Helen was a lifetime member of the Duboistown Garden Club, where she had served two years as president. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Old Lycoming Fire Hall and a former member of the PTA of the old Franklin Elementary School. She had worked on the election board for 15 years in Old Lycoming Township. Helen loved caring for her flower garden, and knitting. She would knit many scarves to give to the children at the YMCA. She also enjoyed playing cards with her neighbors.

Surviving in addition to her husband Bill, are two children H. Chip Dauber of Ithaca, NY and Kathie A. Saar of Williamsport, three grandchildren Stacy Saar of Williamsport, Brig Dauber, and Mac Dauber both of Boston.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son-in-law David J. Saar.

A memorial service to honor the life of Helen will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.  A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Sanders.

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Helen’s name may be made to the Duboistown Garden Club c/o Mrs. Carl Cosentine 25 West 8th Ave. South Williamsport, PA 17702.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 23, 2017

Jesse W. Farnsworth

Jesse W. Farnsworth, 90, of Muncy, died Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, Muncy.

Born March 5, 1926 in Franklin Twp., he was a son of the late Leroy and the late Ada (Fowler) Farnsworth.

Jesse worked for Fraley's Auction Co., and as a farmhand for many different farmers.

He is survived by a brother, John Farnsworth of Muncy; a niece, Cherie (Steven) Schwenk of Muncy; two great nieces, Laura M. and Lindsy M. Schwenk; and close friends, Larry and Barbara Snyder.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Harry, William, James Farnsworth; a niece, Cleo Dell; and close friends, Walter and Elva A. Snyder.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 26 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Pine Summit Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: January 24, 2017




Lawrence M. Engel, Jr.

Lawrence M. Engel, Jr., 88, of Williamsport passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born December 15, 1928 in Williamsport a son of Lawrence M. Sr. and Beatrice Musheno Engel.

He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the Air Force and worked as a carpenter for Lundy Construction. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, the Young Men’s Republican Club and the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co. He loved playing the Piano, his sweets, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He enjoyed working with his hands, camping, hunting and fishing.

He was predeceased by his wife, the former Claris Day, grandchildren, Brenda Engel and Ryan Bruner, and her brother James Engel.

He is survived by his sons, Gary S. (Lee) Engel of Ellenwood, GA, John D. (Brenda) Engel of Centre, AL, Lawrence M. (Donna) Engel, III of Cogan Station and Phillip G. (Deborah) of Jonesboro, GA; daughters, Kathleen M. (Kevin) Francis of Cogan Station, Barbara D. (David) Lanzer of South Williamsport, and Michele L. Bruner of Charlotte, NC; brother, Robert Engel of Montoursville; sisters, Mary Urbano of Williamsport and Rita Ann Engel of Danville; 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co. A viewing for family and friends will be held Tuesday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the church. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 20, 2017

Edith A. Lucas

Edith A. Lucas, 77, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at ManorCare Health Services North.

Born April 9, 1939, in Blossburg, she was a daughter of the late Francis E. and Laura L. (Carl) Stone.

She was a 1957 graduate of Canton High School. She retired as a kitchen aide from the Ross Club in 2003 after 24 years.

Edith was a member of First Church of Christ Disciples and was previously active in the church. She was an excellent baker and cook.

Surviving are two sons, Frederick J. Lucas II, of Hamburg and Timothy A. Lucas, of Williamsport; a daughter, Sherri L. Galentine, of Williamsburg, Va.; three grandchildren, Kasandra Lucas, Peyton Page and Blake Lucas; a great-granddaughter, Hailey Lucas; a brother, Clarence Stone; five sisters, Eleanor Hanna, Evelyn Blow, Jean Shaner, Linda Runkle and Janet Wagner; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence Morgan and Doris Stone.

A funeral service to honor the life of Edith will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Burial will be held private at the convenience of the family in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 20, 2017

Ruth D. Nagel

Ruth D. Nagel, 100, of Montoursville, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born October 17, 1916 in Muncy, a daughter of Jay and Edith Thomas Williams.

Ruth worked at the former Weldons and was a member of the First Church of Christ Disciples.

She was predeceased by five brothers, three sisters, her son, Frank L. Sanso, grandson, Timothy Sanso and two great grandsons, Hunter Minnier and Wyatt Berfield.

Ruth is survived by her sons, John J. (Judi) Sanso of Williamsport and Gene R. (Doris) Sanso of DuBoistown; daughter, M. Louise Minnier of Montoursville; nine grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Dr. John F. Piper, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery.

A viewing for family and friends will be held Wednesday January 25 from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Posted: January 20, 2017




Marvin C. Bennett

Marvin C. Bennett, 83, of Loyalsock Township, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at the Williamsport Home. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Margaret K. "Peggy" (White) Bennett on April 27, 2016.
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Born May 23, 1933, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late James and Hilda (Danneker) Bennett.

Marvin was a U.S. Army Veteran during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church. Marvin was a lifetime member of LeRoy O. Buck Post No. 7863, Forty & Eight Voiture No. 382 and American Folk Musician's Association. He enjoyed playing softball, wood working and lawn care.

Surviving are two daughters, Rose M. Poust (Terry), of Montoursville and Theresa A. Hammond (Bruce), of Loyalsock Township; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Connie Shipman, of Montoursville, Diane Aromando, of N.J., Carol Scheck, of Altoona and Jane Williams, of Williamsport.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Randy Bennett and two sisters, Pauline Sartori and Dorothy Hiller.

Burial will be held private at the convenience of the family in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Marvin's name to Susquehanna Heath Foundation c/o Susquehanna Health Cancer Center, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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Posted: January 19, 2017

Beverly M. Hill

Beverly M. Hill, 79, of Montoursville, passed away peacefully at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born August 22, 1937 in Williamsport a daughter of Alvin and Delores Shoemaker Sponenburg.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard L. Hill; sons, Stephen G. and Edward Shannon, and her brother Carl Sponenburg.

She is survived by her sons, Donald L. Shannon of Harrisburg and Scott W. (Debbie) Shannon of Montoursville; daughters, Debra J. (Lars) Engdahl of Montoursville, Julie A. (Paul) Mahon of Montoursville, and Deeann L. (Kevin) Freezer of Trout Run; brother, Donald Blackwell; sister, Mildred Grafius; several grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

The funeral and burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Gatehouse, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 19, 2017

Josephine M. Jolin

Josephine M. Jolin, 91, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017, in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Williamsport, the daughter of Pasquale and Florence Esposito Ciccarelli.

Josephine was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. A home maker, she had been employed at city hall in the recreation deptartment. She also worked at the former Sylvania GTE. She was an active volunteer in many ways from the Jr. Catholic Daughters, to the Divine Providence Hospital Auxillary, to teaching Sunday School at the former Ascension Catholic Church and most recently, as a participant in the church Prayer Chain.

Josephine was a Lioness in the Newberry Lions Club serving as a past president in her last two years and was a member of the Sonás of Italy Lodge No. 138. Josephine was a volunteer and past treasurer of the Newberry Little League as well as the South Williamsport Little League.

Josephine enjoyed camping with her family, reading and was an avid bowler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscaar L. Jolin Jr., in 1985.

Her children survive her, Michael L. Jolin, of Wellsboro, Linda M. (Russell) Campbell, of Muncy, Kathy F. (William) Flecher, of Madina, Ohio and David E. (Debbie) Jolin, of Bellville, Ohio. Ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren survive her as well as a brother, Eugene P. Ciccarelli, of South Williamsport and a sister, Antonnette Mancine, of Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Michael and James Ciccarelli and a sister, Mary Lou Beiter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Josephine the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, on Friday morning at 10 a.m. Her pastor, the Rev. Brian VanFossan, will officiate and friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

 

Posted: January 20, 2017




Ronald S. Angelo

Ronald S. Angelo, age 78, formerly of 400 Lycoming St. and a resident of Rose view Center for the past four years, passed away on Tuesday January 17, 2017 at The Gatehouse while surrounded by his loving family.

Ronald was born in Williamsport on October 18, 1938 the son of John and Helena Regalbuto Angelo.

Ronald had been employed in Electronic Sales the majority of his career. He was a member of the former Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church now St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Ronald was a car enthusiast and enjoyed spending time with family, especially holiday gatherings.

Ronald was a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving from 1959 until 1964.

Surviving are his brother Marlin Angelo and his wife Lisa of South Williamsport, nephew Anthony Angelo and niece Michelle Gibbs.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth St. Williamsport, 10:30 a.m. Saturday January 28, 2017 with the Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating followed by burial at St. Boniface Catholic Church Cemetery.

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Posted: January 19, 2017

Sharon D. Jeirles

Sharon D. Jeirles, 74, formerly of Kephart Plaza and a resident of Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born on July 23, 1942 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Hazel Zesinger Sementelli.

Sharon graduated from Lock Haven High School.

On December 24, 1968, she married Harry Jeirles who preceded her in death on March 15, 1997.

She worked at Bobbie Brooks in the product inspection and packaging departments.

Sharon was a member of the First Church of Christ, Lock Haven.

In her earlier years, she was a Girl Scout leader.

Sharon was proud to be part of the PEER Group, Pennsylvania Empowered Expert Residents, at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing.

She enjoyed playing the card game, Pinochle, watching NASCAR, and playing Bingo. Sharon also cherished her many vacations to Canada with her husband. She was a faithful volunteer at the Citizen Hose Fire Company fairs.

Surviving is her daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Chris Sherry of Howard; her granddaughter, Brianna Sherry of Howard; three siblings: Kenny (Silvia) Zesinger of Ohio, Barbara Watkins of McElhattan, and Jeffrey Sementelli of Lock Haven; a sister-in-law, Kathy Deavor of Lock Haven; and many nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three siblings: David and Mike Sementelli and Susan Palmeter.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 1 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Major Sharon Cupp officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 A.M. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Citizens Hose Fire Company through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: January 19, 2017

Charles “Dean” Houseknecht

Charles “Dean” Houseknecht, 88, of Hughesville, died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Born July 31, 1928 in Franklin Twp., he was a son of the late Charles N. and the Jessie Irene (Bartlow) Houseknecht. He married the former Joyce K. Dennison, who preceded him in death in 1981. He then married the former Leah Lorraine Bloss, who preceded him in death in 2002.

Dean served his country honorably in the Army, during the the Korean war. He was also a member of the Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, the Hughesville Legion Post 35, and was a charter member of the Lairdsville Fire Company.

He is survived by a son, Dennis C. (Debra) of Lairdsville; two daughters, Nancy Irene (Mike) Jarrett of Elimsport, and Jeanette S. (Mike) Clementoni; a twin sister, Doris Avery of Lairdsville; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wives and parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jill Louise Houseknecht.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Monday, January 23 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Viking Dietrich officiating. Burial will be in the Lairdsville Cemetery, Lairdsville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, 260 E. 7th St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815 or the Lairdsville Community Fire Company, 143 School Lane, Lairdsville, PA 17742.

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

 

Posted: January 19, 2017




Mabel L. Bottorf

Mabel L. Bottorf, 91, of South Williamsport passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born September 28, 1925 in South Williamsport, she was a daughter of William and Mary (Forney) Swinehart. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years James W. Bottorf on January 11, 2016, along with three brothers and two sisters.

She was a graduate of South Williamsport High School. She was a homemaker and was a member of South Williamsport United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher and was part of the visitation ministry of elderly and homebound. She enjoyed going for walks and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving are two daughters; Doris J. (John) Shilling of Duboistown and Gloria A. (Clyde) Phillips of South Williamsport, one son; William J. (Jody) Bottorf of South Williamsport; five grandchildren, Michael (Lynnette) Neupauer of Williamsport, Karen (Daniel) Gephart of South Williamsport, Jodi (Michael) Wanamaker of Linden, Jonathan (Michele) Shilling of Hughesville, and Michele (Christian) Richardson of New York, NY; seven great grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; a sister Florence Hammond of Williamsport and a brother Earl Swinehart of Hazelton and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Friday January 20, at Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. A funeral service to honor the life of Mabel will be held 11a.m. Friday, January 20 at South Williamsport United Methodist Church, 409 Main Street, South Williamsport, with the Rev. Mark Brumbach officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to South Williamsport U.M.C. or Valley View Nursing Center, c/o Sunrise Terrace 2140 Warrensville Road Montoursville, PA 17754.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: January 18, 2017

Elsie Heberling

Elsie Heberling, 83, of Muncy, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born March 20, 1933 in Milton, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Pearl (Lynn) Kemrer. She married the late Lynn H. Heberling, on March 22, 1952, and he preceded her in death on September 8, 2014.

Elsie was a member of the PA Grange, was active in the Girl Scouts, and was a member of the Muncy Baptist Church for over 50 years, where she sang in the choir and held various roles. She enjoyed a farming lifestyle, knitting, and above all, she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are four daughters, Catherine A. (H. Randy) Brooks of Trout Run, Judith C. (Douglas) Stabler of Montoursville, Patricia M. (Brian) Ross of Sioux Falls, SD, and Brenda L. Blue of Colorado Springs, CO; a sister, Ethel Confer of South Avis; a brother, Robert (Mary) Kemrer of Dewart; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great -great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Richard Kemrer.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, January 21, at Muncy Baptist Church, 9 West Penn Street, Muncy, with Rev. Robert Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 12 to 1 p.m. Saturday, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to music fund at Muncy Baptist Church, 9 West Penn St., Muncy, PA 17756

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

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

 

Posted: January 19, 2017

Faye L. Woodside

Faye L. Woodside, 70, of Trout Run, died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born October 3, 1946 in Danville, she was a daughter of John and Neva (DeWald) Raup.

Faye was a loving wife, mom, grandmother, and great grandmother, who told you like it was. She was a spit-fire who kept everyone in order and gave you your reality check.

Surviving are her husband Maurice F. “Woody” Woodside, Jr., three children Maurice F. “Chip” Woodside, III (Tina) of Williamsport, Melissa F. Casella (John) of McAdoo, and Mandy F. Miller (Mike) of Williamsport, five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren, and close family friend Bobbiejoe (Jason) Patchen of Trout Run.

She was preceded in death by two brothers Larry and Allen Raup.

A time of visitation will be held from noon - 1 p.m. Saturday, January 21, at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

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Posted: January 19, 2017




Dale E. Corter

Dale E. Corter, 86, of McElhattan, passed away peacefully Monday, January 16, at the Gate House at Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport.

Born February 28, 1930, in Williamsport he was a son of the late Clarence C. and Eva M. (Fulmer) Corter. In 1998 he married the former Connie Crist.

Dale graduated from Williamsport Area High School and Williamsport Technical Institute, where he studied construction. After retiring from a 42-year career in home building and land development, he operated a used furniture and appliance store in Willamsport for 4 years. Dale and his wife Connie were vendors at Market Haus and Grove in Lock Haven for five years. They enjoyed attending auctions together during that time. Dale was also co-owner of Sue Ann’s Home Furnishings and Gifts in McElhattan for 6 years.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five children, Steven W. (Brenda) Corter of Linden, Kevin E. (Suzanne) Corter of Florida, Sandra (Fred) Stahl of Montoursville, Melissa Young (Harold) of South Williamsport, and Natalie (Mehmet) Arslan of Reading; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister in law, Enola Corter of Williamsport; brother in laws, Wilbur Martz of Cogan Station and Carl (Roxanne) Crist of Salladasburg; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister, Paul (Fran) Fulmer, LaRue Corter, and Evalyn Martz.

Dale enjoyed attending church services, hunting, snowmobiling, listening to music, watching movies, and doing puzzles. Dale always helped others in any way he could. He enjoyed the many trips he and Connie took, especially to Branson, Missouri.

Dale was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Jersey Shore, where he had served one year as a Trustee. He also had served with Transform Jersey Shore Area. Dale was a founder and charter member of The West Branch Susquehanna Home Builders Association and also served as Vice President and President for 2 years each. He served on the Pennsylvania State Home Builders Association Board of Directors for six years and as a Regional Director of the Pennsylvania State Snowmobile Association for six years. Dale chaired many projects that improved the snowmobile trails in our area. He was a lifetime member of Devil’s Den Sportsmen’s Association and served as Treasurer for 15 years. He also was a charter member of Hyner Mountain Snowmobile Club, where he designed the lodge and served as Treasurer and Building Committee Chair for many years.

A funeral service to honor the life of Dale will be held 12 noon on Friday, January 20, 2017, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1407 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore, PA 17740, with Pastor Joshua Beben, officiating. A viewing will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the church. Burial will follow in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1407 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore, PA 17740 or to Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o Home Care and Hospice, or the Gatehouse 1001 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: January 18, 2017

Judson Thore “Juddy” Battin

Judson Thore “Juddy” Battin, of Dushore, died peacefully at home Saturday, January 14, 2017.

Born July 12, 1925 in Estella, Elkland Township, Sullivan County, he was the son of the late Harold L. Battin and Amber A. Baumunk Battin. He was a direct descendant of the earliest settlers of Sullivan County and he took pride in his family heritage.

He married Geraldine M. McMahon on June 25, 1949. They celebrated 65 years of marriage prior to her death on June 9, 2014.

After graduating from Loyalsock High School in 1944, he worked for Baumunk lumber in Forksville. After his service in World War II he was employed by the former Fred Beasley’s Ford in Williamsport as an auto body repairman. Following his marriage to Geraldine they purchased Brown’s welding shop in Dushore in 1951, which became Battin’s Body Shop and Wrecker Service. His attention to detail and quality service was well known throughout the area. They ran the family business for 50 years until his retirement. In addition to operating the business, he enjoyed managing and caring for his small farm that included raising beef cattle, selling vegetables and running his roadside sweet corn stand. During the school years of the late 70’s and early 80’s he was a school bus driver for his nephew Royden Parrish. In his retirement he and Geraldine enjoyed travel in the US, visiting national museums and historic sites. Known as a man with a great sense of humor and dry wit he could always get a smile and laugh from those around him.

His survivors are three sons: Bradley J. of Dushore, Steven J. of Philadelphia, and Jamie A. and partner Shawn R. Borden of Collegeville; a daughter-in-law, Jacqueline D. Battin of Dushore; three grandchildren, Franklin J. (Brenda) Battin, Amber J. (Shane) Pedro and Brooke J. Battin; six great-grandchildren, Andrew, Michael and Amanda Battin, Silas and Zane Pedro, and Cash Minier; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Judson was preceded in death by his sister, Alice Marie Parrish and his brother, LaVerne R. Battin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 21, at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Richard Rojas presiding. Burial will follow in St. Basil’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in memory of Judson be sent to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Endowment Fund, 101 Church Hill St., Dushore, PA 18614 or the Friends Cemetery Association, Elkland Township.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Dushore, PA

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

 

Posted: January 18, 2017

Mary Lois Mulauski

Mary Lois Mulauski, 86, of Montgomery, was born April 16, 1930 and died December 28, 2016.

A graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 21 at Wildwood Cemetery.
(meet at cemetery chapel).

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
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Posted: January 18, 2017




Laurine M. Smith

Laurine M. Smith, 86, of 36 Mill Hill Rd., Lock Haven, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at her home.

Laurine was born in Mill Hall on November 15, 1930, the daughter of the late Charles Glenn and Miriam Culvey Myers.

She was a 1948 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

On September 9, 1948 in Mill Hall, Laurine married Robert L. “Peanut” Smith, Sr. who preceded her in death on January 19, 1996.

Laurine was a member of Dunnstown United Methodist Church.

In her early years she worked at Sylvania and was later employed as a seamstress for Bobbie Brooks and then Woolrich Woolen Mill.

Laurine was a Girl Scout leader for 10 years.

She enjoyed cooking, wrestling, attending family reunions, and traveling to the seashore. Laurine was also an avid Penn State fan.

Laurine was selfless, enjoying attending all events her children were involved in.

Surviving are three children: Karla (James) Lerie of Levittown, Bobbi (Ken) Reeder of Mill Hall, and Robert (Tracy) Smith, Jr. of Lock Haven; nine grandchildren: Crista Confair, Brian, Mary, and Kara Lerie, Jessica and Kenny Reeder, Jacob and Logan Smith, and Billy Rickard; and three great grandchildren: Hunter and Tanner Confair and Addie Lerie.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Candace Moore and three brothers: Richard, Charles, and William Myers.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 2 PM at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. James R. Taylor officiating. Private inurnment will take place at Dunnstown Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received on Friday from 12 noon until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home either to Sun Home Hospice or the Dunnstown United Methodist Church.

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

 

Posted: January 17, 2017

Theodore W. “Ted” Tressler, Jr.

Theodore W. “Ted” Tressler, Jr., 79, of Williamsport, died on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Rose View Center.


The memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1101 Washington Blvd., Williamsport.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: January 17, 2017

Ronald Eugene "Ron" Perry

Ronald Eugene "Ron" Perry, 81, of Williamsport, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at his home. Surviving is his wife of 59 years, Carol G. (Johnson) Perry.

Born Sept. 19, 1935, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late George Roland Perry and Margaret E. (Reitmeyer) Newcomer.

Ron attended Williamsport Area School District and was a graduate of Penn State Extension, LUTC of Insurance and Dale Carnegie training. He served honorably in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War veteran.

He was employed as a representative for Baltimore Life Insurance Company and retired in 1997.

Ron was a former member of Memorial Baptist Church. Also, he was a past board member of the former West Branch Underwriter Association, life member and past secretary and president of the Republican League, Newberry, life member of American Legion Post 104, Montoursville, member of Newberry Independent "Polish" Club, VFW LeRoy O. Buck Post No. 7863, DuBoistown, John F. Laedlein Lodge No. 707 F. & A.M., Scottish Rite of Williamsport Consistory, Shrine Club, Wilkes-Barre, Irem Temple Country Club, Dallas and was a member of the Korean War Veteran's of Lycoming County Honor Guard.

Surviving are two daughters, Kimberly R. Yale (Dale) and Carolyn G. Perry, both of Williamsport; three sisters, Margaret E. Bower, of Jersey Shore, Louise Jean, of Williamsport and Nancy Farhat, of Arizona; and a grandson, Jacob Golbitz.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael P. Perry and a brother, Bernard H. Perry.

A funeral service to honor the life of Ron will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with full military honors, accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County, to follow. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Burial will be held private at the convenience of the family in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.
T
he family will provide the flowers and memorial contributions may be made in Ron's name to the Korean War Veterans, P.O. Box 3232, Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant St., Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

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Posted: January 17, 2017




Esther M. Feigles

Esther M. Feigles, 84, of Williamsport, died Monday, January 16, 2017, at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born October 21, 1932, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Austin and Clair (Cochran) Cline.

Esther was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School and retired as a housekeeper from Divine Providence Hospital after 23 years of service.

Surviving is a daughter-in-law, Janet Feigles, of Williamsport.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Paul F. Feigles and a brother, Howard Cline.

A memorial service to honor the life of Esther will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, January 19 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport with Chaplin MaryLou Byerly officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

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Posted: January 17, 2017

Janet L. Cupp

Janet L. Cupp, 83, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Rose View Center.

Born June 26, 1933 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Elwood and C. and Katherine (Hammerstine) Cupp.

She was a 1951 graduate of Williamsport High School and a 1954 graduate of the Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing. Janet worked as registered nurse at Williamsport Hospital for 42 years. She was a member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church and a member of the Williamsport Hospital Nursing Alumni Association. She enjoyed traveling and going out to eat with her friends.

Surviving are two brothers Dr. Thomas H. Savits (Shiela) of Pittsburgh and Pastor Ronald D. Savits (Jo) of Williamsport, two sisters Nancy J. Nelson (Ian) of Florida, and Debra L. Larson (Tim) of Linden, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Elwood C. Cupp, Jr.

Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, January 20 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, followed by a memorial service to honor Janet’s life at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Jay E. Jones and Pastor Ronald D. Savits co-officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Janet’s name may be made to St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church 2101 Newberry St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 17, 2017

Marjorie Ann Stugart

Marjorie Ann Stugart, 79, of Williamsport, and formerly of Eldred Twp., passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at her residence. She was born March 30.1937 in Williamsport a daughter of Joseph R. and Helen Long Sperry.

Marjorie was a member of the former Emanuel Lutheran church. She was also a member of the Williamsport LOOM, the Polish Club and VFW Post 7863.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harry E. Stugart; son, Timothy A. Stugart, daughter, Dina K. Stugart, brothers, Joseph and Ronald Sperry, and sister Lois Snyder.

She is survived by her sons, Harry E. (Vickie) Stugart of Butler and Paul J. (Lisa) Stugart of Gibson; daughters, Kathern A. (Jeff) Reeder of South Williamsport, Barbara D. (Thomas) Reed of Cogan Station, and Judy L. (Patrick) Turner of Williamsport; 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Beverly D. Cotner officiating.

Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Saturday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

 

Posted: January 17, 2017




Floyd Anderson Layne

Floyd Anderson Layne, 82, of 1478 Renovo Road, Mill Hall, died Sunday, January 15, 2017 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He was born on June 2, 1934 in Cullen, Virginia, one of seventeen children, twelve boys and five girls born to the late Spencer and Marion Layne. He married the former Agnes Zagusta.

Floyd was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Swissdale United Methodist Church in Swissdale, PA. He enjoyed dancing, bowling and singing in the church choir. He was a member of the Beach Creek American Legion and the Lock Haven 40 & 8 Club.

He is survived by his wife Agnes of 62 years as well as two sons and two daughters, David Floyd Layne (Janet) of Levittown, NY, Thomas William Layne (Alys) of Levittown, NY, Denise Agnes Layne of Gibsonia, PA, and Deborah Ann Pritts (Kraig) of Ocala, FL. He is also survived by his two granddaughters Martha Li Shu Layne and Miriam Shu Hua Layne, both of Gibsonia, PA.

A funeral service will be held Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7pm at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High Street, Flemington, with the Reverend Deborah Pritts officiating. A visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday evening from 5pm until the time of service. Burial will be at the Swissdale Cemetery at 10am on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Association either through the funeral home or by visiting www.alz.org/donate

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

 

Posted: January 16, 2017

Gerald S. Welch

Gerald S. Welch, 89, of Williamsport, died Sunday, January 15, 2017 at his home.

Born December 29, 1927 in Linden, he was a son of the late Norman D. and Mildred E. (Hill) Welch. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Winifred (McKee) Welch in 1995 and a sister Beatrice Johns.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, and he retired after 25 years from Stone Containers. He attended Buchanan Baptist Church. Gerald enjoyed crossword puzzles, game shows, reading his Bible, and spending time with his grandson and great grandson.

Surviving are two daughters Diane Preston and Doris Welch both of Williamsport, a grandson James Preston, Jr. (Christine) of Williamsport and a great grandson James Preston, III, two brothers Truman Welch (Lois) and Joseph Welch (Peggy) both of Williamsport, a brother-in-law Walter Johns of Williamsport, and Maggie his beloved cat.

A graveside service to honor the life of Gerald will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, January 19 at Woodward Township Cemetery, Martin Road, Linden, with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Gerald’s name may be made to Buchanan Baptist Church 1231 Huling Road, Linden PA 17744, or Lycoming County S.P.C.A. 2805 Reach Road Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
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Posted: January 16, 2017

Marian R. Whitenight

Marian R. Whitenight, 88, of South Williamsport, died Monday, January 16, 2017 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born July 22, 1928 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Milton B. and Lillian (Artley) Stahl. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Whitenight on March 13, 1997.

Marian was a graduate of South Williamsport High School. She and her husband, Ken were the owners and operators of Clearview TV & Appliances for 25 years. She was a member of Duboistown United Methodist Church, the Women’s Society and the Susquehanna Winnebago Club. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, traveling, gardening, spending her winters in Pine Island, FL, and being with her grandkids and family.

Surviving are three daughters; Gwen Bower (Jeff) of South Williamsport, Colleen Kennedy (Fulton) of Mechanicsburg, and Patrice Reasner of Mechanicsburg; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren and another great grandchild expected soon; and a sister in law Ruth Stahl.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son-in-law Matthew Reasner, and two brothers, Byron (Mary Ellen) and Grant Stahl.

A funeral service to honor the life of Marian will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 21 at Duboistown United Methodist Church, 133 Summer St. Duboistown. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. A visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at church.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: January 17, 2017




Lois Louise Smith

Lois Louise Smith, 89, of Hughesville died Saturday, January 14, at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. She was the widow of Alvin R. Smith who died February 27, 2007.

Born March 3, 1927 in Pennsdale, she is the daughter of the late Harry D. and Malvina (May) DeWald. She married Alvin R. Smith on May 5, 1947.

Lois attended Hughesville Friends Church. She enjoyed canning, sewing, taking care of her family and home, reading, and word search books. Lois taught her daughters the love of reading and sewing. Her son remembers every Saturday she baked two pies for her family. She enjoyed watching television shows with her friend/caregiver Betty Kilburn, for the past year and a half. Lois enjoyed visits from her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She worked for the Hughesville School District in the cafeteria for many years. She also worked at Montgomery Mills.

Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl (Kendall) Peterman of Muncy, Darla (Paul) Los of Mifflinburg; a son, Ronald (Susan) Smith of Hughesville, a sister: Ruth Harris of Williamsport, eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Bert, Truman, Freece, Donald, and Vall Lynn DeWald; and four sisters, Arlene Rider, Florence Hall, Lenna Minier, and Opel Swartz.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Dan Cale officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Visitation will be on Wednesday one hour prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lois's name to The Gatehouse, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

 

Posted: January 16, 2017

Richard J. Welsh

Richard J. Welsh, 85, of Hughesville, died Sunday, January 15, 2017, at his home.

Born April 7, 1931 in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late John and Catherine (John) Welsh. He and his wife, the former Dixie L. Benezette, would have celebrated 40 years of marriage on February 14, 2017.

Richard served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County and the American Legion Post 268, Muncy. He graduated from the North East High School, Class of 1949 and retired in 1986 from Philadelphia Gas Works, after having worked there for over 30 years. Richard was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church and enjoyed wood working, hunting, and riding his motorcycle.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Linda Ann Cernovsky of Bloomsburg, and Paula Jane (Richard) Jacobs of Benton; a son, Richard J. (Theresa) Welsh of Huntingdon Valley; two step-sons, Stephen S. (Cathy) Patterson of National Park, NJ, and Todd O. (Lisa) Patterson of Mullica Hill, NJ; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Schmidt.

The family will hold a memorial service at 1 p.m. Friday, January 20, at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Hughesville. Friends may call from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

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

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

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Posted: January 16, 2017

Carl LaRue Reece

Carl LaRue Reece, 77, of Moreland Twp. died Sunday, January 14, at the Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Muncy. Carl was the husband of Bonnie L. (Faus) Reece and were married on March 12, 1959.

Born May 23, 1939, in Williamsport, he is the son of the late Donald E. and Margaret (Shipman) Reece. Prior to his retirement, he was employed at Sprout-Waldron of Muncy as a Tool & Die Maker. Carl was a member of Moreland Baptist Church. He was a farmer at heart and enjoyed milking cows and collecting toy John Deere Tractors. He loved to ride motorcycles, four-wheelers, and snowmobiles. He also liked steam engines, trains, and cutting and spitting wood. Carl was a great mechanic and enjoyed fixing almost anything.

Surviving in addition to his wife Bonnie are a daughter, Annette E. (Jeffrey) Sheets of Muncy; a son, Lynn L. (Constance) Reece of Muncy; a grandson, Travis J. (Amanda) Sheets; a granddaughter, Samantha J. (Shane) Strayer, and two great-grandchildren, Lacey A. and Reece E. Strayer; and a sister, Donna L. (Paul) Shaner of Muncy.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 20 at Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Road, Muncy, PA with Rev. Robert Ingraham officiating. Burial will be in Moreland Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Friday, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flower, memorial contributions may be made in Carl’s name to the American Diabetes Association at www. donations.diabetes.org/Donate-Now

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

 

Posted: January 16, 2017




Frederick J. Bryans, Jr.

Frederick J. Bryans, Jr., 93, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, January 12, 2017. He was born in Buffalo, NY on June 30, 1923 to Frederick J. Bryans, Sr. and Anne Tisdall Bryans.

Fred was a WWII veteran who served from January 1943 thru November 1945 in the 1st combat battalion engineers. His unit received the Presidential Unit Citation for Battle of the Bulge service. After his discharge he worked with his father and brother in Bryans and Sons Paintings. At the age of 40, Fred attended college to enter the ministry. He served churches in PA, MD, MI, DE, NC and FL. He was also an accomplished organist.

Fred was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Grace Engle Bryans; a daughter Marlene; two brothers and a sister.

He is survived by three daughters; Maxine Guercio, Kathy (Denny) Dennis, Gerry (Marty) Coffey, and by 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held 11AM , Tuesday, January 17, at Spitler Funeral Home Inc. 733 Broad St. Montoursville, with Pastor Marty Coffey officiating. Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10-11AM. Burial will be in the Elmlawn Cemetery Tonawanda, NY.

In Fred’s memory, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka,
KS 66675.

 

Posted: January 16, 2017

Dorothy I. Springman

Dorothy I. Springman, 96, of Loyalsock Twp., died January 14, 2017 at Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.  She was born March 10, 1920 in Clarkstown, the daughter of Florence M. and Mary K. (Moser) Bomboy.

She was a lifelong member of Faith United Methodist Church, The Red Hat Society, enjoyed bowling, sewing, crocheting, gardening, and bingo.  Dorothy was a gracious and friendly lady who greeted everyone with a bright smile.

Preceding her in death were her first husband, Emery L. Robbins; second husband, Clifford L. Springman; three daughters, Beverly I. Drick, Karol K. Gowing and Marcia E. Williams; four brothers and a sister.

She is survived by a sister, Beverly Scantlin; step son, Robert Springman; 14 grandchildren, 32great-grandchildren 41 great-great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held 12:00 noon Thursday, January 19 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street Montoursville with the Rev. Joel N. Weck officiating.  Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.  Friends and family will be received Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until noon at the funeral home.

 

Posted: January 16, 2017

 

Edith M. St. James

Edith M. St. James, 89, formerly of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017 in the Watsontown Health & Rehab Center. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming Co., PA, on Monday, December 19, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Stella (Breininger) Bartlett.

She was the widow of Donald W. St. James who preceded her in death on February 6, 1994.

Edith was retired from the former Montgomery Mills.

She enjoyed gardening, cooking and especially enjoyed spending time with her grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren.

She is survived by two grandchildren, Kerrie and husband Dave Martin of Milton, PA; Barry and wife, Nikolle Bastian of Watsontown, PA; four grandchildren, Taylor Bastian, Kyle Martin, Tyler Martin, Greyson Bastian and three great-great-grandchildren, Wesleigh Zimmerman, Korie Zimmerman and Carson Martin. In addition to her husband, Edith was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol A. Bastian, on June 23, 2008; six brothers, Luther Bartlett, Ralph Bartlett, Eugene Bartlett, Kenneth Bartlett, Frank Bartlett, Paul Bartlett and three sisters, Ruth Miller, Hazel Bartlow and Maxine Braim.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy, PA.

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

 

Posted: January 16, 2017




Linda K. Bickford

Linda K. Bickford, 69, of W. Cardinal Dr., Lock Haven, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Gatehouse Hospice, Williamsport.

She was born in Lock Haven on June 12, 1947, the daughter of the late Francis and Stella Margaret Kliber Lininger.

Linda was a 1965 graduate of Lock Haven High School. She attended Wright State University in Ohio as well as Williamsport Area Community College.

On April 6, 1968 at Great Island Presbyterian Church in Lock Haven, she married Roger W. Bickford who passed away on August 9, 2014. They lived in Mountain Home, Idaho where Roger was stationed with the US Air Force before returning to Lock Haven for the remainder of their lives.

Linda began her career at the Clinton County Courthouse in 1969 and served as Chief Clerk from 1985 until her retirement in 2002. She also served as Treasurer for Highland Cemetery of Lock Haven for many years.

Linda loved the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren, Taylor and Cameron. In her younger years, she enjoyed spending time with Roger riding motorcycles & enjoying their camp with friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary S. (Thomas) Casilio of Dunnstown; a brother, Harold (Betty) Lininger of Ohio; three sisters, Frances Bauman of Lock Haven, Miriam Brown of McElhattan and Jeanne Rinker of Lock Haven; and her two grandchildren, Taylor and Cameron Casilio.

In addition to her parents and husband, Linda was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Lininger.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Rev. Dr. William Knudsen officiating.

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

Burial at Highland Cemetery will take place privately at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or Gatehouse Hospice.

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

 

Posted: January 12, 2017

Rhoda L. Truax

Rhoda L. Truax, 82, of Lock Haven, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at The Gatehouse. Born in Lock Haven, March 17, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Clifton H. and Ruth M. (Dullen) Bropst. Rhoda married Lawrence E. Truax, Sr. on November 15, 1952, they shared 64 years of marriage.

Rhoda was a housewife who devoted her life to raising her family. For a while she drove school bus, taking her youngest daughter with her each day on her bus runs. She enjoyed crocheting and canning. Rhoda often loved to stop and get an ice cream treat from the nearby Dairy Queen. She enjoyed listening to gospel music, watching the hummingbirds outside the picture window and traveling; but most of all she enjoyed relaxing and watching TV with Lawrence and taking their daily afternoon naps together. One of her very favorite pastimes was chatting on the phone with her family and friends. Rhoda loved to worship the Lord and was a member of the Cornerstone Faith Church, Jersey Shore.

Rhoda is survived by her loving husband, Lawrence, Sr. 3 sons, Lawrence E. (Helen) Truax, Jr. of Beech Creek, David H. (Jean) Truax, of Lock Haven and Nathan L. (Andrea) Truax, of Lock Haven, 2 daughters, Linda R. Gower, of Lock Haven and Sharon M. (Kenneth) Kinney of Jersey Shore, a sister Katherine C. Reiter, Sinking Springs, PA.
and 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, a son in law, Neil Gower and a grandson,
James Michael Benner.

A public visitation will be held Sunday, January 15, 2017, 6-8 pm and Monday, January 16, 2017 10-11 am with a funeral service to follow at 11 am at the Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore, with Jeff Pennycoff and Rebecca Logan officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

To send condolences to the family please visit www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: January 12, 2017

Carol Jean Kuntz

Carol Jean Kuntz, 75, of Linden, died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born October 11, 1941 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Harry Miller, Sr. and Rhea (Bates) Lockcuff.

Carol worked at Sylvania in Montoursville for 22 years and Chef Boyardee in Milton.

Carol was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church and a former member of First United Methodist Church in Muncy. She was active in the choir at both churches. Carol was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed watching birds and other wildlife.

She is survived by her children, Kathleen (Ralph) Metz of Allensville, Gordon (Dani) Eck of Muncy, and Mike Eck of Bonita Springs, FL, eight grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and a brother Harry “Mike” Miller, Jr. of South Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by a son, James Eck and a sister Darlene L. Shoemaker-Dauberman.

A funeral service to honor the life of Carol will be held 11 a.m. on Monday at First United Methodist Church, 602 Market St. Muncy with Pastor Richard DeMarte and Rev. Arlene Beechert, officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport and from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Monday.

Interment will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carol’s name may be made to Pine Run United Methodist Church, 1719 Pine Run Road, Linden, PA 17744, or to First United Methodist Church, 602 Market Street, Muncy, PA 17756.

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Posted: January 13, 2017




Robert E. Karicher

Robert E. Karicher, 95, of Williamsport, passed away with family by his side on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Manor Care North in Williamsport.

Born July 2, 1921 in Williamsport, he was the only son of George H. and Martha B. (Beal) Karicher.

Robert graduated from Williamsport Area High School and served his county in the US Army during World War II. He retired as an inspector from Textron after 30 years of employment. Robert enjoyed playing BINGO and traveling.

Surviving are three children, Robert A. (Deborah) Karicher of McKinney, TX, Susan D. Karicher of Hudson, NY, and Amy M. Swank of Montoursville; his companion of 25 years Harriett Kitchen of Williamsport; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife Janice L. (Kitchen) Karicher.

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

Memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s name to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A. 2805 Reach Road Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: January 11, 2017

Eleanor H. Bobb

Eleanor H. Bobb, 97, of Lewisburg, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 at Riverwoods Nursing Home.

Born March 15, 1919 in Milton, she was the daughter of the late Ralph S. “Tommy” and Mary B. (Benfer) Harris. She was married to the late Edward J. Bobb Sr.

During her working years Eleanor worked at Chef Boy-Ar-Dees, Philco Ford and Zenith Corp where she retired from after 31 years. Also she was a foster grandparent for 20 years.

Surviving are a son Edward (Mary) Bobb Jr, of Milton; four daughters: Joan (Marlin) Bastian, of Watsontown, Janet Bardole, of Sunbury, Judy Chamberlin, of Pittsburgh, Jacqueline Bittner, of New Columbia; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Frances Emery, of Lewisburg, LouAnn Sheets, of Montandon.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her two brothers: Richard “Dick” Harris, Ralph “Bud” Harris; and two sisters: Mildred G. Fetzer, Grace A. Harkins.

In keeping with her wishes there are no services to be held.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC, 124 Main St. Watsontown.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: January 11, 2017

Barbara K. Barzona

Barbara K. Barzona, 81, of 747 East Main Street, Lock Haven died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at her residence.

She was born October 6, 1935 in Lock Haven, the daughter of the late Raymond Edward and Marion Irene Shaffer Kuntz.

She was a 1953 graduate of Lock Haven High School. Barbara first worked as a Secretary for Piper Aircraft Corporation. She then worked as a secretary for the Heisey Museum and a cook for the Lock Haven Catholic School until her retirement.

She was a lifetime member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, now Holy Spirit Parish.

Barbara is survived by 6 daughters, Cathy Shortledge (Tom), Joan Barzona, Jackie Barzona, Maria Shelley, and Laurana Barzona, all of Lock Haven and Rae Barzona (Tom Molta), of San Diego, CA, 4 sons, Joe (Karen Wolfe), David (Tara), and Christopher (Kim) Barzona, all of Lock Haven, and Tom Barzona, of Falls Church, VA, 2 sisters, Pat Zimmerman and Rita Clark, both of Lock Haven, 4 brothers, Charlie of Beech Creek, Ray, Richard, and John Kuntz, all of Lock Haven, 19 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by 2 sisters Beryl Ingui, and Jo Dozier, and 3 brothers, Ed, Paul, and Bill Kuntz.

A Memorial Mass will be Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Agnes Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Joseph Orr officiating. Private internment services will be at the convenience of the family in St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery, Lock Haven.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lock Haven Catholic School Endowment Fund, 311 West Water Street, Lock Haven, PA, 17745 or Feed The Children, via FeedTheChildren.org.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 East Church Street, Lock Haven, PA, 17745.

 

Posted: January 12, 2017




Margaret I. Campbell

Margaret I. Campbell, 83, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center. She was born September 26, 1933 in Williamsport a daughter of Walter A. and Florence I. Ritter Ryder.

She was a 1951 graduate of Williamsport High School and was one of the first women hired at the PA State Police Barracks in Montoursville where she worked for ten years. She then was employed in the Williamsport Area School District where she worked as the secretary for the Vice Principal of the junior class retiring in 1981.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Williamsport; the Williamsport Jaycees Wives Club, and was named outstanding Chanine of the year in 1963. She was a member of the Alpha Kappa Sorority where she served in both the President, and Secretary Offices, and was named Woman of the year two years in a row.

She was a member of the American Business Woman’s Association, was a member of, and served as president of the Loyalsock Lioness Club where she was awarded Lioness of the year and awarded Sponsorship for her outstanding contribution to the club. She loved her pets.

She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years John Phillip Campbell and sister, Jeanne E. Brungard.

She is survived by her niece, Yvonne R. (Gary) Reighard;, nephew Craig E. (Elaine) Brungard, great nephews, Ryan Reighard and Cory Brungard; great niece, Ranee Schafer; three great-great nieces Bailey, Reagan and Bryce and great-great nephew Brendan.

The funeral service will be held 2:0 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Gwen N. Bernstine officiating. Interment will follow in the Muncy Cemetery. Friends will be received Friday afternoon from 1 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Posted: January 11, 2017

John Henry “JJ” James

John Henry “JJ” James, 79, of Williamsport, died on Monday, January 9, 2017 at his residence.

John was born in Reydel, Arkansas on February 22, 1937 and was the son of the late Henry and Ophelia (Brooks) James. He graduated from Jamestown High School in 1955 then graduated from Williamsport Technical Institute with a degree in printing. He had worked at the former Eureka Paper Box Company for over 40 years and retired as a Press Foreman. After retiring, he worked as a Ranger at White Deer Golf Course until 2016. He was a lifetime member of the International Brotherhood Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #207 and enjoyed golfing.

John is survived by his life partner of 39 years; Mary I. (Jackson) Whittington of Williamsport, one son; David Lee James and wife Tammie of Stroudsburg, one daughter; Sadie Mae James of Charlotte, NC, four grandchildren; Aaron David James of Williamsport, Mia Lynn James and Emma Leigh James, both of Stroudsburg PA and Shantel James Quezire of Charlotte, NC, one great-grandson; Devin Alexander Quezire, also of Charlotte, NC, one sister; Lorene Womack of Jamestown, NY, one uncle; John Brooks of Jamestown, NY, one niece; Jeanne Montrese of Minneapolis, MN and one great-nephew; Adonis Fraizer of Minneapolis, MN, two great-great nephews and one great-great niece.

There will be a public viewing 11 a.m. – 12:00pm Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport. Following the viewing an Elks service will begin at 12:00pm and the funeral following.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: January 11, 2017

Judson E. "Jud" Neyhart Jr.

Judson E. "Jud" Neyhart Jr., 86, of Cogan Station, went to be with his Lord on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at his home. Jud and his loving wife, Alice L. (Aderhold) Neyhart, celebrated 67 years of marriage on Dec. 30, 2016.

Born Feb. 12, 1930, in South Williamsport, he was a son of the late Judson E. and Martha E. (Bennett) Neyhart Sr.

Jud worked as a crane operator for the former Minkin Industries and Penn Recycling, Inc. He and his wife enjoyed hunting, fishing and family camping trips.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Thomas L. Neyhart (Carol Pittenger), of Williamsport and Robert E. Neyhart (Deb), of Rauchtown; three daughters, Carol A. Pryor (Robert), of Jersey Shore, Deborah L. Hampton (Michael), of Williamsport and Jane M. Sewald (Terry), of Conowingo, Md.; a daughter-in-law, Debra Neyhart; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four nephews; and one niece.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James E. Neyhart and a sister, Evelyn Swinehart.

A funeral service to honor the life of Jud will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at Christian Church at Cogan Station, 5904 Lycoming Creek Road, Cogan Station, with the Rev. Mark A. Beard officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Christian Church at Cogan Station.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jud's name to Christian Church at Cogan Station, 5904 Lycoming Creek Road, Cogan Station.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 11, 2017




Dr. William J. (Bill) Todhunter

Dr. William J. (Bill) Todhunter of Muncy passed away at his home on Saturday, January 7th, after a brief hospitalization.

He was born on May 7, 1950 in Williamsport, the son of William D. and Betty Boyd Todhunter. He retired in 2016 as the Medical Director of the Wound Center at Susquehanna Health System, and previously had practiced general surgery in the area from 1988 to 2014. He served nine years in the US Army Medical Corps, rising to the rank of Major and completed his general surgery residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas in 1984. He was a 1979 graduate of Temple University Medical School and had earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree from John Carroll University.

He is survived by his son Jamie (Carrie) of Pike Road, Alabama and daughter Lindsay Sauers (Eric) of Philadelphia, his ex-wife Joni Pyle of Williamsport, and two grandchildren, William Todhunter and Esmé Sauers. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Richard B. Todhunter.

Among his many passions were woodworking, cooking, kayaking, photography, riding his motorcycle, learning about history, and flying. He also deeply enjoyed time with his two cats, Mitch and Watson, who were his special companions. He will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather, for his devotion to family and friends, and for the unparalleled commitment and integrity he had in caring for his patients.

A visitation will be held at Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral and Cremation Home, 500 West 4th St., from 6-8pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 and again from 11- 11:30am on Thursday, January 12, 2017 with a service following.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the Lycoming County SPCA.

Please visit www.jamesmaneval.com to leave condolences for the family.

 

Posted: January 9, 2017

Norman L. Dowling

Norman L. Dowling, 69, of Williamsport passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia. Norman is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Kitty B. Rohm.

Born July 8, 1947 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Norman E. and Clara A. Carson Dowling.

Norman was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. He was a member of the Muncy VFW Post 4328. Norman retired from Textron in 2012 after 10 years of service. He loved camping, doing yard work and was a man of all trades.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, Kenneth (Wendy) Reeder and Scott Reeder all of Trout Run, Robyn (Gary) Kline of Linden, and Shawn Reeder of Williamsport; five grandchildren, Nicholas, Sidney, Dreana, Alante and Charlee, four great grandchildren, a sister Lela Yoder of Williamsport, a brother John Dowling of English Center and several nieces and nephews.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents and nine siblings.

In keeping with his wishes services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Norman’s name to the Marine Corps League, Williamsport Detachment, C/O Keith Miller, 507 1/2 Cemetery Street Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 10, 2017

Miriam T. “Snookie” Orso Miller

Miriam T. “Snookie” Orso Miller, 62, of Trout Run passed away Monday January 9, 2017 with family by her side at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born October 3, 1954 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Rosemary Stiner Fay (Wayne) and Carl F. Orso, Jr. (Ella), and a daughter of George Confer of Williamsport.

Miriam was a 1972 graduate of Williamsport Area High School. She worked for many years in banking and as Jr. bowling coordinator. She retired from Lycoming County as Deputy Controller.

She was a member of Trout Run United Methodist Church and was a member of the Harmonia Club, Sons of Italy Lodge 2786, and the Red Run Rod and Gun Club. Snookie was known for her bowling skills and was the first person voted into both the local men’s and women’s bowling hall of fame.

She loved her family, french iris flowers, butterflies, and Star Wars Movies. Miriam was much loved by everyone who knew her.

Surviving are her husband of 42 years William H. Miller, III, two sons, Dustan W. (Heather) Miller and Brock A. (Shelbi) Miller; two granddaughters, Kelsey and Kerrington Miller; four step grandchildren, Caitlyn (Nicholas) Gordner, Trent, Sierra, Hailey; a step great grandson, Nicholas, II; a sister Rebecca Orso (Barry) Herr; a brother, Carl F. Orso, III; mother-in-law, Hope Street (Jack); two sister in laws, Kathy Miller (Rick) Webb, Stephany Miller (JJ) Harris; a brother-in-law, Martin D. Miller; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special niece Coral Rose Orso-Bloom.


In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mae A. Orso (Phillip) Wanzer and Leslie Orso Dandrew; and a step great-granddaughter Elaina Raine Gordner.

A memorial service to honor the life of Miriam will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, January 14 at Trout Run United Methodist Church, 78 Creamery St. Trout Run. Visitation will be held from noon-1 p.m. Saturday at Trout Run U.M.C. Burial will be private at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Miriam’s name to the Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701 c/o The Gatehouse or to Trout Run United Methodist Church, 78 Creamery Road, Trout Run, PA 17771.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 11, 2017




Samuel J. Laielli

Samuel J. Laielli, 95, of Williamsport, passed away at home on Jan. 5, 2017, while surrounded by his family.

Sam was born in Williamsport, on June 30, 1921, a son of Guiseppi and Florence Scoppa Laielli.

He was a member of the former Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, now St. Joseph the Worker Parish. He enjoyed wine making, gardening and camping.

Sam retired form Bethlehem Steel in 1984, after over 38 years. He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran.

His wife of 36 years, the former Freda P. Mingle, died March 17, 1990.

Surviving are his daughter, Bonnie J. Laielli, with whom he lived and many nieces and nephews.

His siblings, Louis, Teresa Lake, Anthony, John, Arman, Joseph Jr. and Ronald all preceded him in death.

The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., on Monday, Jan. 9 from 9 to 10 a.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., with the Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating.

Burial, with full military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County, will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Foundation for the benefit of Susquehanna Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 177701.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: January 9, 2017

Joy D. Coleman

Joy D. Coleman, 58, passed peacefully at Manor Care North, of Williamsport, Friday January 6th, 2017.

She was born in Williamsport June 7th 1958, the daughter of the late Albert Young Kauderman and Kathryn Jean Bergstrom.

She was also preceded in death by her half sister, Sarah Ann Lenhardt.

Joy is survived by her children Angel Whitehorne of Philadelphia and Michael Whitehorne of Sunbury, brother John Albert (Gerilyn) Kauderman of Valrico, FL, and three nephews.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Maneval Funeral Home of 500 West 4th Street, Williamsport. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Please visit www.jamesmaneval.com to leave condolences for the family.

 

Posted: January 9, 2017

Harriet G. “Dolly” Winder

Harriet G. “Dolly” Winder, 89, of McAdoo, PA and formerly of Robinsville, NC, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center. She was born May 18, 1927 in Muncy Creek Twp., a daughter of Harry and Edna Hagenbauch Waltman.

Dolly was a member of Cornerstone Bible Church. She was a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary; was a member of the American Veterans Auxiliary and the U.S.O. She enjoyed music, reading and knitting. She loved praying and her dog Princess.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Rev. Dr. Charles L. Winder, brothers, Wilmer, George, and Joe Waltman; sisters, Lois Holtzworth, Jane Voneida, Betty Poust, Rebecca Waltman, and her grandchildren, Betsy Winder and Kevin and Brett Bennett.

She is survived by her sons, John B. (Dianna) Winder of McAdoo, James P. (Anna) Winder of Nescopeck, Peter C. (Faye) Winder of Beresford, SD, and Phillip D. (Vera) Winder of Madison, GA; daughters, Judith A. (William, Jr.) Winner of Williamsport, Carol L. (Melvin) Bennett of Cogan Station, and Joanna S. (Keith) Carpenter of Griffin, GA; 25 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with her son, the Rev. James P. Winder officiating. Interment will follow in the Muncy Cemetery.

A visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday evening from 6 – 8: 00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Posted: January 9, 2017




Marvin C. Fry

Marvin C. Fry, 87, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Tuseday, January 3, 2017 in the Susquehanna Health Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming Co., PA on October 25, 1927, he was the son of the late Randolf and Mary Murray Fry. Marvin was preceded in death by his wife, the former Susanna Flick, on December 26, 1995.

Marvin was a 1947 graduate of Muncy High School. Marvin honorably served his country with the U.S. Army. He retired from the foundry at Sprout-Waldron, Muncy and was previously employed as an accountant by Brodarts at Williamsport.

He was a member and former treasurer of the Tivoli United Methodist Church where he and his wife were very supportive of all the church's endeavors.

Marvin is survived by two children, Kathy E. Fry of Muncy, PA and William K. Fry of Issaquah (Seattle), WA. He is also survived by his sister, Loretta Ryder of Hughesville, PA.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, January 8, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy with Lynn Wilcox, pastor of the Picture Rocks-Tivoli Charge of the United Methodist Church, officiating.

Interment will be in the Picture Rocks Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday at the funeral home from 7:00 - 8:00 P.M. or on Monday from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.

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

 

Posted: January 6, 2017

Donna J. Bundz

Donna J. Bundz, 82, of Williamsport, died Friday, January 6, 2017 at her home.

Born November 22, 1934 in Largo, FL, she was a daughter of the late Avery and Ruth Baker Anderson. She married Kenneth R. Bundz on July 10, 1953 and celebrated 60 years together before his passing in 2014.

Donna was a homemaker and enjoyed playing the piano and reading.

Surviving are three daughters, Marilyn P. Distaso (Matthew Evans) of Williamsport, Carol J. Hults (Paul C.) of Vernon, NJ, and Catherine J. Corry (John J.) of Rockaway, NJ; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren with one on the way; son-in-law, Alan Black; and two sisters, Jill Anderson and Marilyn Crawford both of California.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Deborah A. Black.

A memorial service to honor the life of Donna will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 6, 2017

Mary Ann Paulhamus

Mary Ann Paulhamus, 84, of Jersey Shore, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at the Williamsport Home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Dorland J. "Tex" Paulhamus Sr.

Born Sept. 2, 1932, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Thomas M. and Mary C. (Hamm) Byrne.

Mary Ann was a former member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. She was employed as a sales clerk at Cohick's Trading Post for 42 years. She was an animal lover, especially cats, dogs and horses. She collected anything with elephants, enjoyed feeding hummingbirds, reading and doing word search puzzles. Most of all, Mary Ann was a people person and loved getting to know people.

Surviving are three sons, Dorland J. "Jake" Paulhamus Jr. (Eve), of Salladasburg, John R. Paulhamus, of Jersey Shore and Harold A. Paulhamus, of Jersey Shore; six daughters, Jeanette E. Paulhamus, of Avis, Joann E. Puller, of Jersey Shore, Barbara A. Goodbrod (Randy), of Nashville, N.C., Ann L. Cline (Lyle), of Wellsboro, Mary Jane Paulhamus (Tom Myers), of Linden and Carol A. Martinez (Jimmy), of San Antonio, Texas; nine grandchildren, Tara Weaver, Shawn Goodbrod, Leah Tressler, Matt Paulhamus, Taylor Walizer, Jeffrey Spong, Dustin Cline, Genevieve Martinez and Sabrina Martinez; nine great-grandchildren, Lorelei Weaver, Evan Weaver, Josephine Goodbrod, Brant Tressler, Lydia Tressler, Eli Paulhamus, Vera Paulhamus, Gwenyth Paulhamus and Easton Walizer; two brothers, Thomas Bryne (Suzanne), of Williamsport, Ramon Byrne, of Central City; and a sister, Adelaide Harris (Sunny), of Williamsport.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Byrne.

A funeral service to honor the life of Mary Ann will be held 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with Elder Randy L. Goodbrod officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary Ann's name to The Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, PA 17701, or SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 6, 2017




Richard E. Kaiser, Sr.

Richard E. Kaiser, Sr. of Hughesville passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 in Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville. He was 74 years old.

He was born in Williamsport on November 14, 1942, the son of the late George M. and Elva Coleman Kaiser. Dick was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. An outstanding athlete, he excelled at Football, Wrestling and Track and Field. After his graduation from Grove City High School he attended Memphis State University on a football scholarship. Dick retired from the automotive industry.

He is survived by his children; Lisa M. DeParasis, Richard E. Kaiser Jr., Michelle A. and James A. Webb Jr., Mary E. (Buffy) and Larry Basile. He leaves behind 11 grandchildren; Jennifer, Matthew, Nicholas DeParasis, Lianna, Anthony and Nico Kaiser, Brook Maiorana, Calli and Angelo Basile, Jimmy and Hunter Webb as well as 7 great grandchildren.

He is survived by 2 sisters; Carol (Jim) Segraves and Ann (Ray) Haas, and 3 brothers Robert (Mary Jane), Stephen (Kristine) and Michael (Mary Anne) Kaiser.

Relatives and friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third Street Williamsport on Friday evening January 6, from 4 to 6 pm.

There will be a memorial service at the funeral home on Friday at 6 pm. A Life Celebration will be held immediately after at Epic Fitness 1316 Commerce Park Drive, Williamsport, Pa.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: January 4, 2017

Geraldine M. Deitrick

Geraldine M. Deitrick died peacefully on Dec. 22, 2016 at Fritzingertown Senior Living Community, where she had lived for the last three years.

A longtime resident of Williamsport, she was the youngest daughter and the tenth of 12 children born to Rose and Edward Deitrick, of Bastress Twp., PA. She completed eighth grade at Immaculate Conception School, Bastress.

Geraldine cared for her elderly parents for many years. She worked in custodial services throughout her life and retired after many years cleaning offices of Verizon, in Williamsport. She never married.

A lifelong member of the former Annunciation Roman Catholic Church, in Williamsport, Geraldine volunteered with the church and various other religious organizations throughout her life.

She is Survived by one brother, Vincent Deitrick, of Dumont Colo., 46 nieces and nephews and more than 100 great-nieces and great-nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, six brothers and five sisters.

Her body has been donated to science for use in training first-year medical students through Humanity Gifts Registry. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Williamsport. She will be interred with her parents, at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Bastress.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: January 5, 2017

Bernard L. Springman

Bernard L. Springman, 87, of Williamsport passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at the Williamsport Home. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Phyllis M. (Bartlow) Springman.

Born Nov. 25, 1929, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Bernard E. and Ruth A. (Brobst) Springman.

Bernard retired in 1991 from West Company, Montgomery, as a building maintenance supervisor.

He loved gardening, doing odd jobs, fishing in Canada, going on picnics, boating and going for walks.

Surviving are two sons, Dean H. Springman, of Philadelphia and Stephen E. Springman, of Clearfield; Utah, three daughters, Gail L. Springman, of El Cajon, Calif., Faye A. Winter (Edward), of Watsontown and Holly A. Springman, of Williamsport; four grandchildren, Andrew Stackhouse, Michael and Nicole Rodriquez and Rebecca Springman; a special granddaughter, Abby Packard; a great-granddaughter, Sydney Stackhouse; and a brother, Clair L. Springman, of Goldview, Va.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Brett L. Springman and a brother, Lee G. Springman.

A memorial service to honor the life of Bernard will be held private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bernard's name to the Janet C. Weis Children's Hospital, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822, or the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701, or a charity of donor's choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: January 6, 2017




George T. Evelhair

George T. Evelhair, 85, of Pennsdale, died Monday, January 2, 2017 at his home.

Born June 8, 1931 in South Williamsport, he was a son of the late George and Edith (Miller) Evelhair. He married the former Betty Miller, and together they would have celebrated 62 years of marriage on January 15th.

George was a graduate of Hughesville High School, Class of 1949. He was a member of the Plumbers and Steam Fitters, Local 520, the Muncy Valley Moose Lodge 866, the Muncy Legion Post 268, and was a social member of the Muncy VFW.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Carla (James) Hepburn of Montoursville; a son, Alan Evelhair of West Hazleton; a brother: William Evelhair of Hughesville; and two grandsons, Brent (Holli) Hepburn of Sterling, MA and Ryan (Abby) Hepburn of Columbus, OH.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Evelhair; a sister, Amy Musser; and a brother, Frank Evelhair.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, January 6 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Robert Rice officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org, or Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701, or the Muncy Baptist Church, 11 W. Penn St., Muncy, PA 17756.

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

 

Posted: January 4, 2017

Sandra Elizabeth Cox

Sandra Elizabeth Cox of Montoursville passed away peacefully at home on January 3, 2017. Sandy was born in Williamsport on October 14, 1944, the daughter of Lloyd H. and Veronica M. Henrickson.

She grew up in East End and graduated from Saint Mary’s Catholic High School in 1962. In 1963 Sandy married the love of her life, Kenneth Richard Cox at Saint Boniface Catholic Church. They spent the early years of their marriage in Virginia while Dick served in the U.S. Marines, and then returned to the area, where they raised their four children.

Sandy devoted her life to caring for her children and grandchildren. She had a special gift for making family, friends and neighbors feel welcomed in her home.

She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She enjoyed collecting, crafting, keeping family scrapbooks, and camping. She was a lifelong member of the Amen Train camping group.

Surviving besides her husband is her brother Corbett (MaryJo) Henrickson of Williamsport, daughter Denice R. Stryker of Hughesville, daughter and son-in-law Tammy L. and Kenneth Helm of Montoursville; daughter and son-in-law Kimberly J. and Christopher Labate of Williamsport; son Christopher B. Cox of Bensalem, and nine grandchildren (Nanny’s angels) Jesse and Cody Stryker; Quintin and Colin Helm; Jourdan, Samantha, Ian, and Olivia Labate, and Nina Cox.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1:30 p.m. Friday January 6, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville, with the Rev. Michael McCormick as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends will be received Thursday January 5, from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

 

Posted: January 4, 2017

George M. Hess

George M. Hess, 66, of Williamsport, died Saturday, December 31, 2016, at Watsontown Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Surviving, are two sons, Jeremiah J. “Jake” (Michele) Hess of Milton, and George M. Hess II of AL; and a grandson, Jacob D. Hess of Milton.

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

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

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

 

Posted: January 4, 2017




Wendy F. Leob

Wendy F. Leob, 61, of Muncy, died Monday, January 2, 2017 at Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. She and her husband, Gerald W. Leob, celebrated 40 years of marriage on July 31, 2016.

Born April 26, 1955 in Williamsport, she is the daughter of the late Frank and Catherine H. (Clements) Stutzman. Wendy was a graduate of South Williamsport High School, Class of 1973, and received a degree in Elementary Education from Tennessee Temple University, class of 1977. Wendy was employed as a school teacher and substitute teacher. As a substitute teacher, her favorite class was the deaf class at Cochran Elementary School. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Muncy. Wendy had a love of the outdoors, especially seeing birds, flowers, beautiful scenery, and wildlife. She enjoyed traveling to new places, and enjoyed spending time with her family and her church family.

Surviving in addition to her husband Gerald are two daughters, Heidi (Kevin) Young of Alexandria , VA, Heather (John) Richardson of Reston, VA; three grandchildren, Aden and Jack Young, and Emma Richardson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Sally Stutzman and Sandy Iffland.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, January 6 at Grace Baptist Church of Muncy, 5471 Clarkstown Rd., Muncy, with pastor Charles E. Teffeteller officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Wendy’s name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate.

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

 

Posted: January 3, 2017

Joan Marie Kline

Joan Marie Kline, 78, of Williamsport died on December 31, 2016 at the Gatehouse.

Joan was born on June 1, 1938 in Scranton and was the daughter of Horace and Dee Hamm Eck.

She was a 1956 graduate of St. Joseph High School. Joan worked at various jobs in the Williamsport area. She was a life member of South Williamsport Moose, a volunteer at Divine Providence Hospital, and the Williamsport Young Marines. She loved to crochet, knit, cross stitch, bowling and playing cards

She was loved and will be missed by her daughter Margie Fitzpatrick of Jersey Shore. Joan is also survived by two additional children; a sister Barb (Carl) Folk; 13 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents and a daughter Joan “Pinkey” Diggs.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 2102 Northway Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.kaufmanfuneralhome1.com

 

Posted: January 3, 2017

Betty C. Shipton

Betty C. Shipton, 82, of Eldred Twp., passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at her residence. She was born December 1, 1934 in Williamsport the daughter of Paul and Mary E. Garvey Shirey, Sr.

Betty was a member of the Warrensville United Methodist Church and had worked for both Scott Younkin Auctioneer and Wise Options.

She was predeceased by her brother, Paul Shirey, Jr.

Betty is survived by her sons, James P. (Brenda) Shipton of Jersey Shore, Shawn C. (Patty) Shipton of Elizabethtown, seven grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Warrensville United Methodist Church, 5748 Warrensville Rd. Williamsport with the Rev. Susan L. Halverstadt officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received Saturday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Wise Options, 815 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 3, 2017




Betty Lane (Donahay) Brooks

Betty Lane (Donahay) Brooks, 91, of Lock Haven, died on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Suqueview Home, Lock Haven.

She was married on November 2, 1943 to the late Charles L. Brooks, Sr. who had died on March 20, 2009. They celebrated 65 years as husband and wife.

Betty was born in Lock Haven on October 11, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Charles C. and Cora (Strouse) Donahay. She worked at Weldon’s for 17 years. Betty was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church, then had attended the Grace Lutheran Church. In the church, she belonged to the women’s society. She was a member of the Billtown Clown group and had enjoyed crocheting. She had taken care of her grandson Charles, III after his surgery when he was a child.

Betty is survived by one son; Charles L. Brooks, Jr. of Williamsport, three grandchildren; Charles L. Brooks, III of Linden, Philip L. Brooks and Izek L. Brooks, both of Williamsport, two great-grandchildren; Abigale Brooks and Nevaeh Brooks, one brother; Charles C. Donahay of Lock Haven, one brother-in-law; William Brooks of Williamsport and her pet cockatoo; Fred. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter; Carol Brooks and three sisters; Margaret Shields, Elaine Weaver and Mary Catherine Nearhood.

There will be a public viewing 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore where the funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: January 3, 2017

Ann T. Coxe

Ann T. Coxe (formerly Fitzgerald) age 83 passed away on Dec. 31, 2016 in Montoursville, PA. She was born on Oct. 7, 1933 in Berwyn, PA the daughter of James and Mary Fitzgerald. She married John F. Coxe on June 13, 1953.

Ann is preceded in death by her husband, John F. Coxe; and daughter, Kimberly M. Coxe.

Ann is survived by her remaining children: John F. Coxe Jr. and Sheila of Millsboro, DE, Gary Coxe and partner and close family friend Len Bowen of Provincetown, MA, Darcy Kline and Stephen, and granddaughter Taylor of Springdale, AR.

Ann loved music, dancing and dining out. She especially enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Per her request there will be no public memorial service. Instead Ann hopes you will make a donation to the charity of your choice in her honor. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: January 3, 2017

Ann M. Fry

Ann M. Fry, 62, of South Williamsport, passed away at the Gatehouse on Dec. 31, 2016, while surrounded by her loving family.

Ann was born in Williamsport on Jan. 25, 1954, a daughter of Harold A. Jr. and Phyllis M. Mahonski Griggs.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband of 42 years, Thomas C. Fry; four children, Eric T. Fry, Amy M. Wertz, Jacob A. Fry, Joseph C. Fry; ten grandchildren, Mickayla, Jacob, Eric, Abigail, Sawyer, Landon, Annabelle, Braxton, Daisy and Everly; siblings, Joyce L. Jones, Harold A. Griggs III, Joseph A. Griggs, James E. Griggs, Kristin M. Kinney and Marc K. Griggs.

Her father Harold A. Griggs Jr. preceded her in death.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Thursday Jan. 5, 2017, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport with her pastor, Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating, followed by burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Ann’s name may be made to Susquehanna Foundation, for the benefit of the Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: January 3, 2017




Nora E. Matlack

Nora E. Matlack, 93, a lifelong resident of South Williamsport, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born July 25, 1923 in Williamsport a daughter of George L. and Nora E. Bair Founey.

Nora had worked in the kitchen for the former Tag’s Restaurant. She enjoyed cooking, crafting, decorating for the holidays, and loved her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harold W. Matlack; son, William Matlack, granddaughter, Sharon A. Souter, brother, William Founey, and sisters, Margaret Corter and Esther Collister.

Nora is survived by her sons, Richard M. (Lynda) Matlack, and Jeffrey L. (Charlene) Matlack , both of Montgomery ; daughter, Sandra (Clair) Souter of Montoursville; brother, Edward (Helen) Fourney of Kennett Square, PA; ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Bonnie Lucas officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

A viewing for family and friends will be held Thursday morning from 10 – 11: 00 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to The Gatehouse, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: January 3, 2017

Stephen L. Sponhouse

Stephen L. Sponhouse, 64, of Linden, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center after a long battle with COPD.

Born June 21, 1952 in Williamsport, he was a son of Joseph Sponhouse and JoAnna (Fillman) Merrick. Stephen married the former Jeannette (Jeannie) M. Liddic on September 26, 1970 and together they shared 46 years of marriage.

Stephen was employed by Milton Transportation and was a truck driver for 33 years. He enjoyed doing yard work, playing arcade games on his computer and was always happy to return home and relax after his long hauls.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother is a daughter Nichole (Chris) Totton of Winfield; two grandchildren Chase and Isabella Totton; a brother, John (Sharon) Sponhouse of N.C.; and a sister, Mary (Dick) Poust of Loyalsock.

Stephen was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Joseph Sponhouse, Jr.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: January 3, 2017

Richard G. Hunter

Richard G. Hunter, 74, of Montoursville, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at his home. He was born July 4, 1942 in Williamsport a son of Charles and Elizabeth Gibson Hunter.

He was a 1961 graduate of Williamsport High School and after attended Canisius College. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving from 1961 – 1963. In 2007 he retired as owner of Farley Textile in Greer, SC and prior to that was president of Spaulding Fiber, Inc. in Buffalo, NY.

Richard enjoyed spending time with his wife of 55 years, the former Joan H. DeWalt, his grandchildren, family and friends. He also enjoyed fishing with family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents and his daughter, Lisa Kieffer.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his sons, Richard C. Hunter of Buffalo, NY and Scott Hunter of Montoursville; his siblings, Judy Campbell, Steve (Toni) Hunter and Lucille (Jeff) Hutton, all of Spring, TX, and his grandchildren, Lisa and Richie Hunter of East Amherst, NY and Rachel and Caleb Hunter of Williamsport.

A private memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 6, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in the Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Susquehanna Cancer Center, c/o Divine Providence Hospital. 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or at Susquehannahealth.org.

 

Posted: January 3, 2017




Xander D. "Xander Man" Whitehead

Xander D. "Xander Man" Whitehead, 6, of Mildred, went to be with his father in Heaven on Monday, December 19, 2016.

Born September 10, 2010 in Danville, he was a son of Nichole A. Capriotti and the late Daniel J. Whitehead.

Xander had a supernatural way of touching the hearts of everyone who met him. He was able to overcome his disability and become everyone’s super hero. Xander loved spending his days with Dawn, and watching Teletubbies. He also enjoyed flirting with the girls and spending time with his family.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are two brothers, Kaleb E. Stoner and Gavyn M. Stoner, both of Mildred; maternal grandparents, Enrico and Arlene Capriotti of Lopez; paternal grandparents, James and Linda Whitehead of Harveys Lake; four uncles, Tom, Mikey (Kaitlin), Charles, and Zach (Jamie); numerous cousins; and his favorite dog, Marlee.

A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, January 12, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore. Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: January 3, 2017

Joyce Mary Killard

Joyce Mary Killard, 71, of Muncy died Saturday, December 31, at the Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of James L. Killard, Jr., who died December 3, 2016. Together they celebrated 42 years of marriage on November 1, 2016.

Born February 6, 1945 in Williamsport, she is the daughter of the late William E. “Pop” Gallagher and Violet (Eberhardt) Smith. Joyce was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, children, and grandchildren.

She is survived by four daughters, Theresa L. (Scott) Snyder of White Deer, Roxie A. (Clarence) Smith of White Deer, Candace L. (Randy) Metzger of Turbotville, Kimberly L. (Michael) Hillman of Muncy; two sons, Charles L. (Tammy) Whelchel, Jr. of New Columbia, Rick J. (Megan) Whelchel of Muncy; two step daughters, Stephanie Killard of Tampa, FL, Vickie Moh'd Seder of Tampa, FL; a step son, James L. Killard, III of Tampa, FL; four sisters, Pattie (Gary) Owens of Fort Worth, TX, Judy Winder of Milton, Brenda Gazarelli of UT, Violet Wagner of Tampa, FL; three brothers, Charles Smith of Milton, Steven Smith of Williamsport, Mark Smith of TX; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a step daughter, Ruby Jo Killard, and a sister, Barbara Wagner.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 5 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: January 3, 2017

Judge Clinton Smith

Judge Smith was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1959 and practiced law with Don Larrabee until 1966 when he and colleagues founded the law firm of Stuart, Murphy, Hager and Smith. He served as assistant district attorney from 1964 through 1968. He was first appointed to the bench by Governor Dick Thornburgh in 1981, which launched his career in public service. He was then elected to a full term as a Lycoming County judge later that year and was retained two additional 10-year terms in 1991 and 2001. He became President Judge in 1996. In 2003, Judge Smith retired from his responsibilities as President Judge in Lycoming County and became a Senior Judge serving primarily in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area focusing on the area of family law. He was widely praised and respected by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton legal community for his handling of challenging custody cases and for always looking out for a child’s needs.

Judge Smith was very active in his community. He was elected to the Board of Trustees of Lycoming College in 1983 and became an Emeritus Member of the Board in 2010. While serving on the Board, he chaired the Academic Policy Committee, he was a member of the Executive Committee and the Buildings and Grounds Committee. His wisdom and counsel benefitted Lycoming College in so many ways. He was a member of Pine Street United Methodist Church serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, he also was a member of the Boards of Trustees of Chamber of Commerce, United Methodist Home for Children, Friends of the Court, Lycoming County Child Day Care Center and Lycoming County Association for the Blind, Lycoming County D.U.I. Advisory Council and served on the Prison Board. He was a member and past President of the Ross Club and a member of Masonic Lodge and the Williamsport Consistory.

Many will remember his fondness for hunting, golfing with friends, cheering on Penn State football and going to as many games as his schedule would allow. Judge Smith was an ardent baseball fan, coaching and supporting Little League, and supporting the Phillies and New York Yankees. He was also a wonderful grandfather and very valuable sounding board for both family members and younger colleagues. His astute mind, calm demeanor and thorough processing will certainly be missed by all.

Judge Smith was married to Mary (Keliher) Gibbs Smith, his wife of 20 years and is survived by her and his son, Christopher P. Smith of Brooklyn, NY, his brother Dr. Clifford (Janice) O. Smith of Wilmington, DE, stepson Matthew (Kathy) T. Gibbs II of Monterey, CA, and stepdaughter Margaret (Kevin) Gibbs Richardson of Beverly, MA. He is also survived by his granddaughters Maura H. Smith and Caitrin G. Smith of Brooklyn, NY and step grandchildren Kiley M. Gibbs and Matthew T Gibbs III of Monterey, CA and Eleanor G. Richardson and Zachary G. Richardson of Beverly, MA.

Memorial donations may be made to Lycoming College 700 College Place Box 165, Williamsport, PA 17701; Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 or Susquehanna Cancer Center, c/o Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

The funeral service will be held at the Pine Street United Methodist Church 441 Pine Street Williamsport, PA on Wednesday January 4th at 10:30AM.

Arrangements are being handled by Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation and Funeral Home.
www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: January 3, 2017




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