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Obituaries ~ July 2015
 



Daniel W. Mills

Daniel W. Mills, 57, of 150 Heatherbrooke Estates, Muncy died Monday, July 27, 2015 at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.

Born March 7, 1958 in Muncy, he was a son of Vivian L. (Stiger) Mills, of Muncy and the late Dale M. Mills, Sr.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger D. and Kelly Mills, of Hughesville and Dale M. Jr. and Jeane Mills, of Monroeville; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Diane L. and Ronald Gamble, Sr., of Allenwood, Wendy S. Kline, of Williamsport and Lisa L. and Steven Charles, of Muncy; and their families.

In keeping with Daniel’s wishes, there will be no services.

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

 

Posted: July 30, 2015

Lucian J. Huss

Lucian J. Huss, 87, of Loyalsock Township, passed away on July 28, 2015, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He and his wife, the former Lucy A. San Gregory, celebrated 63 years of marriage.

He was born on Oct. 19, 1927, in New Riegel, Ohio, and was the son of Anthony and Mary Eva Theis Huss.

Lucian was a graduate of New Riegel High School and Tiffin University with a degree in accounting and business administration. Following high school he was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II and obtained the rank of Staff Sergeant.

He retired from Sylvania-Philips ECG in 1989 where he was employed as a supervisor of cost control. He was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church and American Legion Post 14 in Montoursville. Lucian was an active volunteer at Divine Providence Hospital and the auxiliary, AARP tax preparer and a member of the Repaz Band for 42 years.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters, Veronica Salpeas, of McLean, Va., Christine Edler, of Williamsport; three sons, Stephen Huss, of San Diego, Calif., Michael Huss, of Henderson, Nev., and Jay Huss, of Washington, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1225 Northway Road, Williamsport, with the Rev. John J. Victoria officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. There will be no viewing. The family will greet family and friends at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m.

The family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Lucian's name be made to St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1225 Northway Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern PA, Chapter 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: July 31, 2015

Edward L. Yordy

Edward L. Yordy (Ed.), 79, a resident of Eagles Mere, PA and The Villages, Florida, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Eagles Mere on Friday, July 31, 2015. Born Saturday, December 14, 1935, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Marye (Childs) Yordy.

Ed was the husband of Janet M. (Murdock) Yordy with whom he celebrated a 57th wedding anniversary on December 28, 2014.

He graduated from Bucknell University in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, and later received his Master's degree from Lehigh University in Civil Engineering. He was a co-founder of Chimney Consultants, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, a consulting firm, specializing in the design of concrete and steel reinforced chimneys for the global electrical power industry.

A member of Immanuel Baptist Church, The Villages, FL, he was actively involved in several men's Bible studies. Ed was a former member of the Eagles Mere-Laporte Lions Club, as well as several engineering societies. His favorite hobbies included fishing, traveling, Sudoku and crossword puzzles. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. In 1947, Ed's baseball team had the distinction of playing in the first Little League World Series held in Williamsport, PA.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Steven Yordy, MD and wife Judy, Milton, PA; Carolyn Yordy, Gibsonia, PA and Andrew Yordy, also of Gibsonia, PA; two sisters, Patricia Trego and Nancy Yordy; and four grandchildren, Richard Sahns, Jr.; Elizabeth Yordy; Adrienne Yordy and Steven Yordy II. In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by an infant son, William.

A memorial service for Ed will be conducted at a later date. To send an e-mail condolence, visit www.betzerfuneral.com.

 

Posted: August 3, 2015




William T. Beam, Sr.

William T. Beam, Sr., 85, of 105 Beech Creek Ave., Mill Hall, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at his home.

William was born in Renovo on September 26, 1929, the son of the late Aaron F. and Mary Hockenberry Beam.

On June 29, 1952 at the Lock Haven First Church of Christ, he married the former Lavina R. Patterson, whom preceded him in death on July 28, 2011.

William was employed at the Lock Haven Silk Mill before working as a painter for Piper Aircraft. After Piper closed, he worked at Brodart until his retirement.

He was a member of the Lock Haven First Church of Christ.

William was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching baseball. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by five sons, William T., Jr. and Earl G. (Sue Wise) Beam, both of Mill Hall, Raymond C. (Robin Parko) Beam of Pleasant Gap, Steven A. (Marcy) Beam of Runville and Douglas A. (Susan) Beam of Salona; two sisters, Carrie Haugh of Lock Haven and Charlotte “Peach” Ginoni of Ohio; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Rev. Steve Salmon officiating.

Private burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the American Diabetes Association.

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

 

Posted: July 30, 2015

Michael C. Tolbert

Michael C. Tolbert, 66, of Lock Haven went to be with the Lord on July 23, 2015 at his home.

Michael was born on January 15, 1949 in Lock Haven, the son of the late Shirley Tolbert Summerson and George Summerson. On December 31, 1986 Michael married Tammy L. Klobe-Long Tolbert who preceded him in death on September 6, 2010 after 29 years of marriage.

Michael attended Lock Haven High School. He then entered the United States Marie Corp, serving during the Vietnam War and receiving various medals including the Purple Heart.

Michael worked for various factories over his lifetime including Hammermill, Champion, Drive Plus, Auto Line and Shop Vac before retiring in November 2013.

Michael enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and especially his grandchildren. Michael could be seen at many sporting events over the years supporting his sons, grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Michael also enjoyed fishing and watching older TV programs and movies.

Michel is survived by a mother-in-law, Judith Beach of Mill Hall; three sons: Jason (April) Long of Lock Haven, Steven (Venessa) Long of Williamsport, and Shon Tolbert of Lock Haven; four grandchildren: Hayden, Kenetcha and Brody Long of Lock Haven, and Isabella Long of Williamsport; an aunt, Kathryn Tolbert of Lock Haven; a sister, Sandy Jones of Virginia; a step-brother, Edward Summerson of Woolrich; two half-brothers, George and Ralph Summerson of West Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Tammy Klobe-Long Tolbert; his mother and step-father, Shirley Tolbert Summerson and George Summerson; a sister, Barbara Elliott; and a grandson, Dominic Steven Long.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Mill Hall United Methodist Church, Danis St., Mill Hall, on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 5 p.m. with Pastor Joan Gordon officiating. Michael will be laid to rest at Highland Cemetery with Military Honors.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc.
Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: July 30, 2015

Jason W. Watkins

Jason W. Watkins, 41, of Williamsport, died Monday, July 27, 2015.

Born June 12, 1974 in Bartow, Florida, he was a son to Kimberly S. Swope Watkins.

Jason was a graduate of Lock Haven High School. He was employed at Weatherford. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, and fishing.

Surviving in addition to his mother of Lock Haven, are his stepfather, William L. Leupold of Lock Haven; wife, the former Yvonne M. Pepperman; daughters, Breanna N. and Ameliah E. Watkins; brothers, Joshua C. Watkins of Harrisburg and Joseph W. Watkins of Wilkes-Barre; and his aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

 

Posted: July 30, 2015




Margaret A. “Peggy” Reidy

Margaret A. “Peggy” Reidy, 78, a lifelong resident of Williamsport, died July 28, 2015 at her home.

Born June 5, 1937, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of John and Edna (Cramer) Reidy.

Peggy was a graduate of Williamsport Area High School. She retired from Philips ECG Inc. after 28 years of service.

Peggy attended the former Ascension Church. She enjoyed golfing, painting, walking, gardening, and the outdoors. Most of all she enjoyed watching her great-nephews baseball games. Also, she cherished her Irish heritage.

Surviving are a lifelong best friend, Constance “Connie” McInnis, of Williamsport, brother, Michael (Carol) Reidy, of Cogan Station, four nephews, Kevin (Stacey) Eckard, of Cogan Station, Thomas Hearton, of OK, John (Kelly) Reidy, of Montoursville, and Kristopher Reidy, of Cogan Station, two nieces, Kelli Beiter, of Cogan Station and Kimberly Tillery, of AK, many great-nephews, two great-nieces, and a brother-in-law, Max Phelps, of Cogan Station.

In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by a sister, Diane Phelps.

A viewing to honor the life of Peggy will be held from 6-8 p.m., Friday, July 31 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: July 29, 2015

Robert A. “Bob” Shelinski “Ski”

Robert A. “Bob” Shelinski “Ski”, 63, of Picture Rocks died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Picture Rocks. He married the former Mary Easly on April 15, 1977.

Born May 6, 1952, in Dickson City, he is the son of the late Anthony and the late Marcella (Sencoski) Shelinski. Bob was a graduate of Mid-Valley High School, Mansfield University where he received his bachelor degree in education, and received his master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Scranton. Bob was a high school chemistry teacher in the East Lycoming School District. He was a beloved teacher and was a recipient of Yearbook Dedication Honor. Bob was also owner and operator of Shelinski Tree Farm in Picture Rocks. He was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Muncy PA, and a member of the church festival committee. Bob was an Eagle Scout and past president of the East Lycoming Education Association. He initiated the Green House Project at Hughesville High School. Bob was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, prospecting, and raising birds. He was a beloved father, husband and uncle who enjoyed sharing his life with his family and his dogs. As a nature enthusiast, he enjoyed walks in the woods and appreciated all that nature had to offer.

He is survived by his wife: Mary(Easly) Shelinski; two sons: Justin A. (Erin) Shelinski of Hughesville, David J. (Julie) Shelinski of Mt. Joy; three sisters: Marcia Shelinski of Dickson City, Judy Gilhool of Kettering, OH, and Carol Hopfer of Olyphant, PA.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother William Shelinski.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 AM on Saturday, August 1, at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, with Rev. Glenn McCreary officiating. Burial will follow in Picture Rocks Cemetery, Picture Rocks. Friends may call 6:30 to 8:30 PM Friday, July 31, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bob Shelinski Scholarship Fund, C/O Muncy Bank and Trust, 725 State Route 405, Hughesville, PA 17737, or to the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, 17756.

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

 

Posted: July 30, 2015

Viola J. Smith

Viola J. Smith, 94, of Williamsport, died Monday, July 27, 2015 at the Williamsport Home.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Byron M. Smith, on January 22, 2015.

Born July 21, 1921 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Joseph and Assunda (DeVito) Molino.

Viola was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and the former Mater Dolorosa Church.  She enjoyed traveling with her husband and spending time with her nephew, Joe, and his family.

Surviving are a nephew Joseph M. Casale; niece Angela Agnello; sister-in-law, Ethlyn Wien of New Jersey; six great nieces Michelle Casale, Denise Hiller, Cynthia Casale, Alisia McNamee, Gina Casale, and Lisa Zitelli; and three great nephews Brett Wien, Scott Wien, and Joseph Agnello.

A memorial service to honor Viola’s life will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 1:30-2 p.m. Tuesday at Sanders.
www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: July 30, 2015

 




Jack R. Curry Sr.

Jack R. Curry Sr., 63, of Williamsport, died Sunday July 26, 2015 At the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Jack was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran and had been employed as a foreman at the Brodart plant in McElhattan.

Surviving are his significant other Coleen DiGiovanni and two children.

Jack, also known, as dogman was the most special person ever. He will be remembered for his strength and will to live on and ride forever.

Dogman will live on in our hearts and souls. He was one of a kind; he always said, “be true to yourself. He will always rock on in my heart, Love u forever, DiGi.

A celebration of his life will take place in our back yard, noon, Sunday Aug. 2, 2015 at 673 Grant St. Williamsport. Dishes to pass will be appreciated.

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

 

Posted: July 27, 2015

Margaret Ann ‘Midge’ (Fox) Yeagle

Margaret Ann ‘Midge’ (Fox) Yeagle, 95, of Arnold MO, died Monday, July 27, 2015.

Margaret was born in Philadelphia, PA August 25, 1919. She worked as a seamstress.

She is survived by her son Gary (Linda) Yeagle of Arnold Mo, her Grandchildren Clint Yeagle, Jason Yeagle and Nick (Mendi) Stone, and six Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Yeagle, and her parents John Fox and Anne E. (Berrigan) Fox.

Visitation will be July 30, 2015, 10:00-11:00 am, City on a Hill, 1-55 and 141, Arnold, Mo.

A celebration of her life will take place July 30, 11:00 am, City on a Hill, 1-55 and 141, Arnold, Mo.

A graveside service will take place Saturday, August 1, 2015, 9:30 am at the Twin Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Muncy, PA.

Donations in memory of Margaret Ann ‘Midge’ Yeagle may be made to any dog rescue organization of your choice.

Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home are handling all arrangements.

 

Posted: July 29, 2015

Corey Russell Troy

Corey Russell Troy, 23, of Carlisle, formerly of Williamsport, passed away July 27, 2015. Corey was born December 10, 1991. He is the son of Christina Bower Trump (and her husband Blane) of Plainfield and Mark Troy of Jersey Shore. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, John and Shirley Selders of Carlisle.

Also surviving are his aunts and uncles, William and Diane Bower of Milton and Charles and Eve Bower of Muncy; his half-sisters Angela Yearick of Lock Haven, Amanda Pittenger of Jersey Shore, and Patricia Gardner of Salladasburg; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and godchildren.

In addition to his family, Corey is also survived by his fiancé Taylor Ruhe, whom he was to wed on November 7, 2015. He was very much loved by her family, including Justin, Sheri, Chloe, and Colby Page of Boiling Springs. Corey and Taylor were pet parents to three animals that he loved with all his heart—Gunner, Bocephus, and Mufasa.

Corey graduated from Cumberland Valley High School and Cumberland Perry Vocational Technical School in 2010 and C1 CDL Training School in 2014. He was employed by JB Hunt of Harrisburg and previously by Amazon of Carlisle. Corey was a former member of New Kingstown Fire Company 33 and an active member of Wicked Jeeps of Central Pennsylvania. He and his friends enjoyed attending Scott Donato’s Tractor Twang along with truck and tractor pulls. Corey was an avid Wheel Horse Tractor collector and truly loved the music of the Colt Wilbur Band. He enjoyed animals, as well as going fishing, wheeling, and mudding.

Corey was incredibly blessed to have so many close friends in his life that he considered to be his family: Corey Reisinger, his partner Helen Reckline, and their son Chase of York; Bobbie, Rabecca, and Levi Renard of Carlisle; Scott, Michael, Michele, Linda, and Earl Reisinger of Mechanicsburg; Mike Regel of Boiling Springs; Darryle Stewart of Dillsburg; Kyle Hardman and Angelia Hocks of Boiling Springs; Tanner Elias of Shermansdale; Brooke and Casey Brenneman of Carlisle and their parents; Wayne Wickard and Alisha Thrush of Walnut Bottom (and their children); Shane and Lauren Hamilton of Newville; Andrew and Erica Weiser of Carlisle (and their children); Justin and Kelly Murphy of Carlisle (and their fur children); Sherri Gephart and Jake Erb of Enola; along with his sweet Grammy Eve of Milton.

Corey’s services will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Ronan Funeral Home (255 York Road, Carlisle, PA 17013). Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. A luncheon will be held at New Kingstown Fire Company 33 (277 N Locust Point Rd, New Kingstown, PA 17072) at 1:30 p.m., following the memorial services. All are welcome.

His family and fiancé ask that everyone remember him for his kind and loving spirit. Corey was a truly genuine soul who believed the best of everyone he encountered. Please take a minute to hug your loved ones a little tighter today and remember that life should not be taken for granted.

Please make donations to the family through the GiveForward account that has been set up in Corey’s name to assist his fiancé with funeral expenses.

 

Posted: July 29, 2015




Gladys J. Saar

Gladys J. Saar, 88, of Williamsport died Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born February 26, 1927 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Leslie B. and Gladys I. Tice Lord.

Gladys was a graduate of Williamsport High School. For many years she was the owner and operator of the former Glad’s Lunch which was located on Dove St. in Newberry. Gladys enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving are her children, Linda R. (David Seese) Engel, Deborah J. (William) Lamey, Gregory J. (Mary Duck) McCloskey all of Williamsport, two sisters Arlene (James) Wood of Sanford, FL, Bernice Hockman of Williamsport, a brother Walter E. Lord of Williamsport, 12 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph H. McCloskey in 1980, her second husband William Saar in 2007, a brother Charles Lord and a sister Vida Hiller.

A funeral service to honor the life of Gladys will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Central Sight Services, 2121 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701, or to Susquehanna Health Foundation, C/O The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.
www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: July 27, 2015

Barbara A. Maggs

Barbara A. Maggs, 69, of Williamsport, passed away at Manor Care Health Services – South, Saturday July 25, 2015 surrounded by her loving family.

Barb was born in Williamsport a daughter of Perry Sr. and Phyllis (Renn) Harman on March 25, 1946.

Barb was employed as a nurse’s aid At Manor Care Health Services South and enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and word searches.

Surviving a four sons John Maggs, Brion (Annette) Maggs, Chris (Beth) Maggs and Chad Maggs, six grandchildren, Zachary Maggs, Austin Feaster, Tylor Wishard, Mackenzie, Maggs, Sydney Maggs and Bailey Maggs, two great grandchildren, Noah Maggs, and Bentley Rummel, a sister Carol Dincher two brothers Perry “Punk” Harman Jr. and Mike Harman.

The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. 3rd St. Williamsport from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday August 1, 2015.

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

To share a fond memory, sign and e-register book and for a more complete obituary, please visit, www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: July 27, 2015

Nancy Cloughly Stuart

Nancy Cloughly Stuart slipped home to Heaven, Sunday, July 26, 2015.  Born in Westfield, N.J. February 10, 1927, she was predeceased by her husband Byron D. Stuart, Jr., her parents, Leonia and David S. Cloughly, her brother, D. Bruce Cloughly, and daughter Lucille R. DiRico.

She was educated in Westfield, NJ and graduated from Miami University of Ohio in 1947.  She taught kindergarten in New Jersey and later in the Montoursville School District for 30 years.  She lead many community activities:  Sunday School teacher, deacon and ruling elder of Montoursville Presbyterian Church; Presbyterian Women; was the first PTO president of the “new” Loyalsock Valley Elementary School in 1962; 4-H leader extraordinaire; member of the Montoursville Herb Guild, Balls Mills Quilting group and Spinners and Weavers.

She is survived by her children:  Nancy C. (Richard) Lutz, of Charlottesville, VA, Ethel (Thomas) Ruddy, of Washington, NJ, Jeannette (John) Brelsford of Cogan Station. Sarah Stuart of Williamsport, Bruce (Jennifer) Stuart of Cogan Station, and Byron (Bonnie) Stuart of Trout Run; son-in-law Jay DiRico, and sister-in-laws Lucille S. Finter of Westfield, NJ and Sally J. Cloughly of Orlando, Fla.  She also leaves 15 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and scores of former students!!!

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St. Montoursville with the Rev. David C. Smith officiating.  A viewing for family and friends will be held at the church Saturday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m.  Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.  One of her favorite foods was ice cream (chocolate) and a social will be held afterward. 

In lieu of flowers a donation to Susquehanna Hospice, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 would be appreciated.  Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: July 27, 2015




Barbara Ann Manno Rucinski

Barbara Ann Manno Rucinski, 95, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Williamsport Home.

Born April 13, 1920, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of John and Nicolina (Casale) Manno.

She graduated from Williamsport High School. Barb worked as a supervisor at Sharwell Manufacturing and Rickmans Sewing Factory. She was a waitress at Mike’s Café and The Columbia Hotel.

Barb was a member of the former Holy Rosary Catholic Church, now Saint Joseph the Worker Parish. She was a life member of the Sons of Italy, Lodge 2786. Barb never missed Days of Our Lives or The Daily Mass from Scranton on TV. She enjoyed watching the Little League World Series, Lycoming football and basketball, and was the Williamsport Crosscutters #1 Fan. She loved Italian cooking, especially Janettes and her Baccala soup at Christmas. Her greatest joy was spending time with family.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Michele Rucinski of Williamsport; two nephews, Michael Casale (Margaret) and the Rev. John Manno; four nieces, Cindy Manno Cendoma (Gregory Sr.), Julia Manno, Nicolina Turi and Donna Grayson (Clarence); five great-nephews, Gregory Cendoma Jr. (Amy), John Cendoma, Joseph Cendoma (Christy), Keanu Bunting, and Nick Casale (Carol); seven great nieces, Nicole Tootle (Jake), Stephanie Nordstrom (Erik), and Geneva Sitler, Angela Sielinski (Steve) Deanna Kitko Kimble, Debbie Kitko Walpher, and Lisa Daddio Hagerman ; and her adopted family Kurt, Pam, and Brian Fink.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Rucinski in 1975; brothers, Salvador, Michael “Skeeter”, Don, and Salvador “Duck” Manno; and sisters, Angelina and Balbina Manno, and a niece Angela Casale Kitko.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with her nephew the Rev. John K. Manno officiating, 800 Mulberry Street, Montoursville. Burial will be held at Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be held 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Barb’s name may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 800 Mulberry St., Montoursville, PA 17754 or St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 711 W. Edwin St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Posted: July 24, 2015

Wilbur M. Emig, Jr.

Wilbur M. Emig, Jr., 86, of Williamsport went to be with his beloved wife on July 23, 2015, at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.

He was born on November 6, 1928 in South Renovo, the son of Wilbur M. Emig, Sr. and Dorothy M. Emig.

His wife of 51 years, Beverly Shaffer Emig, preceded him in death on August 13, 2003.

After graduation from Williamsport High School in 1947, Bill joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1948. He saw action in the Korean War during 1950 and 1951. He participated in the Inchon invasion, capture of Seoul, the Chosin Reservoir, and campaigns in Central Korea where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He had a lifetime of love and support for the Corps.

Following his discharge in 1952, he went to work at Avco Corp. (Textron) and retired in 1989 as Manager of Turbine Manufacturing after 37 years of service.

His second tour of duty was with The Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County, Inc. He was one of the founders and a charter member, served as an officer many times, and was currently the Commander. He was a very active member of the Honor Guard providing services at funerals and other veteran functions.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers; Harvey E. Emig, Donald E. Emig, and Richard W. Adams.

Surviving are his son, Keith A. Emig (Darla) of Corning, N.Y. and three daughters; Constance A. Rice (Steven) of Linden, Linda E. Mankey (David) of Williamsport, and Leslie J. Flannery (Martin) of Montoursville. Bill also enjoyed his three grandsons; Brian D. Rice, Jeffrey W. Rice, and Brandon M. Flannery, and a great-granddaughter, Gabriela G. Rice.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, time at his cabin, and serving with various Veterans organizations.

He was a member of Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County, V.F.W. Post 7863, Marine Corps League, Masonic Lodge # 397, Williamsport Consistory, Baldwin II Commandery, Lycoming Royal Arch Chapter # 333, Adoniram Council # 26, Lycoming County Veterans Council, NRA, Lycoming County Sportsman Association, Zafar Grotto and Military Order of the Purple Heart.

As per his wishes, there will be no visitation. A private service will be held at the convenience of his family.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests those wishing may make contributions in Bill’s name to the Susquehanna Health Foundation, Susquehanna Home & Care and Hospice Department, 1001 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: July 23, 2015

Don Modispaw

Don Modispaw, 73, of Hughesville, died Friday, July 24, 2015 at his home.

Born May 9, 1942, in Oliver, he was the son of the late John Henry and Julia Hobi Modispaw. He married the former Arlon R.Burdick and together they celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Don loved trout fishing, gardening, traveling, and above all playing with his grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to his wife are two sons, Todd M.(Melissa Wallis) Modispaw of Muncy, and Scott M.(Samantha Berger) Modispaw of Hughesville; a sister, Madonna Horvath of Oliver; a brother, James A. Modispaw of Oliver; five grandchildren, Ashleigh M. Modispaw, David J. Modispaw, Todd M.W. Modispaw, Quinn M. Modispaw, and Brenndan M. Weaver; and a nephew, Thomas A. Modispaw of Uniontown.

In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Modispaw; a sister, Karen Modispaw; a brother, John Modispaw Jr; and a great grandson, Wilfred Smith.

A graveside service will be held 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 29th at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, with Rev. Glenn McCreary officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St. Hughesville.

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

 

Posted: July 27, 2015




Rev. Mr. Clair J. Raisch

Rev. Mr. Clair J. Raisch, 81, of Montoursville, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center ER.

He was born in Williamsport on Oct. 3, 1933, a son of Charles A. and Emma Kohn Raisch.

Clair was a graduate of the former St. Mary’s High School, following school he was employed by Carey-McFalls, the Pennsylvania Railroad, PP&L and retired from GTE Sylvania in Montoursville.

After retirement he attended the diaconate program of the Scranton Diocesan and was ordained a Deacon in 1993. His first assignment was at St. Boniface Catholic Church, then Resurrection Church and finally at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church until his health declined.

Clair was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes, was lifetime and a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 14329 and a fourth degree member of the Father Reichsteiner Assembly.

He and his wife, the former M. Eileen Young celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 23, 2015.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a sister-in-law, Margaret Raisch; nephews, Jeffrey and John Raisch; niece, Susan Holohan; and great-nephew, Samuel Raisch.
Brothers, William, John, Charles, Harry "Sam" Raisch and sisters, Freda Wheeland and Jane Wade, all preceded him in death.

A private family visitation will be held Thursday evening at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville.

Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery with military honors.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Clair’s name may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or to Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

 

Posted: July 23, 2015

Evelyn Mae Shank

Evelyn Mae Shank, 91, of South Williamsport, has gone to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

She was born Feb. 6, 1924, in Lewistown, one of four daughters to Brooks and
Elizabeth (Siebert) Garland.

Evelyn retired in 1984 from Glamorise Foundations.

She was Grammy Shank to those who loved her and how could you not love a
sweet foxy lady living in a pink house with pink flowers driving a pink car? Her heart and her home were welcome to all; family, friends and strangers alike. Sunshine came with her and when she laughed, you laughed. And oh, could she dance! Having 26 grandchildren, plus their parents to deal with is a challenge, but she understood everyone and loved them all. She has been a great mother-in-law for 44 years! This troubled world needs more Grammy
Shanks!

After 91 years she leaves behind two sisters, Betty Kaufman, of Venice,
Fla., and Dorothy Davis, of Toledo, Ohio; two children, Joseph B. (Donna)
Shank, of Williamsport and Donna L. (Carl) Zimmerman, of West Chester; six
grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Shank and her sister,
Ethel Thursby.

In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the
Susquehanna Health Foundation, the Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd.,
Williamsport, PA 17701.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the James
C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St.,
Williamsport, with the Rev. Dr. J. Morris Smith celebrant. A visitation will
be from 9 until 10 a.m. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery

 

Posted: July 23, 2015

Esther Louise (Engel) Jones

Esther Louise (Engel) Jones, 89, of Linden, passed away at Rose View Center on July 22, 2015, where she had resided for 6 years.

Born and raised in Williamsport she was a daughter of Louella (Soult) Engel and Hugh Engel. She graduated from Williamsport High School and later received a practical nursing certificate from the Pennsylvania College of Technology. She devoted her life to raising her children and attending to all of their activities, and later worked at the Williamsport Home as a private duty nurse.

Esther was the ninth of 11 siblings who all preceded her in death. Her brothers were Ralph, Leroy, George, Paul and Charles. Her sisters were Theo Engel, Leona Stopper, Marguerite Weigle, Ruth Bower and Helen Engel.

She was married in 1945 to Louis A. Jones and they celebrated 50 years of marriage prior to his death in 1996.

Surviving are her two children, Barbara (Eugene) Breisch, and Stephen (Rhea) Jones, both of Linden; three granddaughters; one grandson; one great-grandson; and one great-granddaughter.

Esther was of the Methodist faith and her love of God was always evident in her life.

She was an avid reader and loved to write poetry. She had a book of poetry called Feelings, published in 1981, in which she shared her thoughts and feelings about her life.

Esther loved cats and was never without one or two. Besides her real furry babies, she had a collection of over 5000 cat figurines.
Services will be private with the Pastor of Antes Fort United Methodist Church, Max Furman, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions in Esther’s name may be made to Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

 

Posted: July 23, 2015




Leona S. (Young) Pena

Leona S. (Young) Pena, 57, of Cogan Station, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center after battling a serious illness with her fiancé and family by her side.

Leona was born on October 20, 1957 in Williamsport and was the daughter of Eugene A. Young, Sr. of Williamsport and the late Joyce M. (Rupert).

She had worked at Carole Hochmans and was a true Yankee fan. She loved her cats, Mamas and Fefe.

Leona is survived by her fiancé and loving companion; Timothy D. “Tim” Wensel of Cogan Station, one son; Joseph Walters, Jr. and one daughter; Brandy Walters, both of Williamsport, eight grandchildren; Aubrianna Walters, twins Victoria and Kane Dauberman, Gabriel Walters, Gavin Walters, Chance Dauberman, Brianna Dauberman and Kyle Dauberman, three brothers; George Young, William Young and Eugene Young, Jr., all of Williamsport, two sisters; Yvonne Fredin and Teresa Minnick and her husband Glenn, all of Williamsport, nieces and nephews; Sheena Eiswerth, Francis Fredin, Jr., Gordon Stark, III, Ashley Debrody, Lisa and Angus Young, Alasia Fredin, Odyssey Richards, twins; Adelynn and Trinity Debrody, Onika and Arihanna. Other family members included; Keith Dauberman, Michelle Huey, Beth Lockard, Raymond Lewis, June Craven and Jordan Hopkins. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her first husband; Frank Pena.

There will be a gathering of family and friends with a viewing 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., Williamsport.

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Posted: July 22, 2015

Marjorie Egan

Marjorie Egan, 93, of Farrandsville passed from this life on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing, Lock Haven.

Born on October 4, 1921 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Arthur McKinley and Goldia Merrill Workman.

On January 30, 1943 Marjorie married the love of her life, Henry Raymond Egan, who preceded her in death on June 25, 1981.

She was employed by Woolrich Woolen Mills, working in the Sewing Department until her retirement in 1981.

Marjorie was a member of the Flemington Church of Christ.

Family was the most important part of her life.

Marjorie loved Bingo, crocheting, and her cats.

Surviving are two daughters, Susan (John) Andrews of Farrandsville and Jean (Sam) Hess of Snow Shoe; four grandchildren: Troy (Angel) Egan of Lock Haven, Tracy (Mike) Wance of Mt. Ulla, NC; Rita (Ron) Rachau of Blanchard, and John (Melissa) Andrews of Lock Haven; four great grandchildren: Cerri Smith of Lock Haven, Teagen Prevette of Mt. Ulla, NC, Adrian Wance of Mt. Ulla, NC, and Troyanna Egan of Lock Haven; two great, great grandchildren, Katrina and Liam Plants of Lock Haven; two brothers, Arthur Workman, Jr. and Theodore Workman; and two sisters, Shirley Strunk and Jean Rafter.

In addition to her husband, Henry, she was preceded in death by a son, William Arthur Egan; a great grandson, Kyle Plants; and five siblings.

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

Memorial contributions may be made in Marjorie’s name to Susquehanna Health Home Care & Hospice, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa 17701.

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

 

Posted: July 22, 2015

Robert A. “Bob” Edmonston

On July 21, Bob Edmonston ended the journey of his life at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, succumbing to a stroke as a complication of leukemia. He was 72.

Bob was a man whose mind and hands were always engaged, fascinated by the next task to do, computer problem to solve, car to fix, or house to remodel. For much of his life, he used that inventiveness in service to others.

He followed a family tradition. He was the great-great grandson of Lock Haven’s first mayor, L.A. Mackey and the grandson of Calvin and Molly B. Armstrong, a couple who dedicated their lives to helping Lock Haven. Bob joined the Citizens Hose Company #5 in 1973 and never left. He was the mayor of Lock Haven from 1992 to 1995. He sat on the board of the Piper Air Museum. He volunteered for many years as an EMT and was a founding member of the Citizen’s scuba underwater search and recovery team.

His wide-ranging interests and enthusiasms led him to jobs far beyond his initial schooling. A graduate of Lock Haven High School, he studied at Emory Riddle in Florida before transferring to Northrup in Los Angeles, for a degree in aeronautical engineering in 1968. He worked for Piper Aircraft in Lock Haven, and in the 1980s, traveled the country as a Piper crash investigator.

He owned several businesses—a VW/dune buggy conversion shop and then a Kawaski dealership on Bellefonte Ave. as well as a lumber pole peeling operation in Beech Creek. He also worked four years as a manufacturing engineer for General Telephone and Electronics in Williamsport.

He was recruited out of retirement by Truck Lite in McElhattan, where he went back to work as a networking engineer on the computer team that produced LED tail lights. Bob was the master of many skills, from photography—he created his first darkroom as a teenager in an unused closet—to any kind of electronics—computers and gadgets of all sorts.

Bob loved the outdoors. He was a downhill ski instructor, a water skier, and a certified NAUA scuba diving instructor. As a member of Central Pennsylvania’s Astronomy Club, he organized star parties in the remote mountains of northern Pennsylvania. A history fan, he participated in Civil War reenactments in Florida and also provided his EMT skills.

But his greatest outdoor adventures involved vehicles of any kind. As a young man, he drove his Mini Cooper in Sports Car Club of America-sanctioned road races; he scrambled dirt bike motorcycles; and recently he enjoyed riding the backwoods in off-road Polaris RZRs with his friends and extended family.

Family counted with Bob. He was married to Ginny (née Logan) for 27 years. Although their marriage ended in divorce, they remained friends until her death in February of this year. Bob was always active in raising his two sons, Peter and David, including volunteering as a leader in the Swissdale Boy Scout Troop 56.

He maintained a warm relationship with his sons after they were grown. He welcomed David’s wife Kimberly and his first grandchildren, Logan and Gavin. On weekdays, Bob and David could be found having lunch at The Second Cup, enjoying their shared interest in solving the problems of heavy equipment. Bob was so pleased when Peter arrived home from the Philippines with wife, Richelle, and two more grandsons, Jeff and Alexander.

Both sons and their wives were at his bedside when he passed. While Bob’s active mind and hands are now still, the memories of all he accomplished will remain in the hearts of those who knew him.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015 at noon at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745. Family and friends will be received from 10 AM to 12 PM. Pastor Susan Champion will officiate; Interment at Highland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s name will be accepted to Clinton County Relay for Life, through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: July 22, 2015




Harold Edward McLaughlin

Harold Edward McLaughlin, 64, of Williamsport, passed away on July 20, 2015.

He was born in Williamsport, on January 11, 1951. He was the son of Pauline M. and Harold L. McLaughlin.

“Harry” as he was known to his friends was an avid sports enthusiast. He grew up in Ralston and was active in all sports. He graduated from Canton Area Junior-Senior High School in 1969. He was a pitcher on the varsity baseball team and pitched most games in his junior and senior year. He volunteered his skills to help others, especially in baseball.

Harry worked a variety of jobs over the years including serving many years on a garbage route. He had many friends and was always willing to help others.

He was predeceased by his father, Harold Layton McLaughlin in November, 1990 and his mother Pauline McLaughlin in October 2004.

He is survived by his son, Michael “Mic” Mclaughlin and his wife Melanie of Williamsport. He is also survived by four sisters and five brothers. Dennis (Starr) McLaughlin or Ralston, Ricky McLaughlin of Williamsport, Brenda McLaughlin of Cogan Station, Sally Bechdel (Bob) of Cogan Station, Ronnie McLaughlin of Turbotville, Debbie Winters of Montgomery, Gerald McLaughlin of Williamsport, Tammy Wesley (Fred) of Williamsport, and Steven McLaughlin of Marsh Hill.

At the request of the family, the services will be private. Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 968 Postal Road, Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109 or to the American Rescue Workers, 643 Elmira Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: July 20, 2015

Max R. Starr

Max R. Starr, 73, of Montoursville, died on July 17, 2015 at Manor Care Health Services South. He was born Aug. 21, 1941 in Williamsport, the son of Charles A., Sr. and Gertrude Fry Starr.

He formerly attended the First Christian Church of Montoursville, was an avid golfer and enjoyed dancing.

Surviving are two sons, Jeffrey Johnson of Birmingham, Ala. And Rodney Starr of Williamsport; a brother, Charles C., Jr. “Al” (Gertrude “Tootie”) Starr of Montoursville, and a sister, Vivian (Harry) McMullen of Elizabethtown.

A graveside service will be held 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 23 in Montoursville Cemetery. The will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, P.O. Box 1950, Clarksburg, Maryland 20871-1950.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: July 21, 2015

Scott William Sunderland

Scott William Sunderland, 45, of Minneapolis, MN, and formerly of Montoursville and South Williamsport, PA, Baltimore, MD and Arlington, VA, left this world all too soon on July 12, 2015.

He was born in Williamsport on October 12, 1969. He graduated from South Williamsport Jr./Sr. High School in 1988. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Air Force, serving 1988 – 1994. While serving, he earned a BS degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University in 1996. Scott relocated to Minneapolis in 2013 where he met and fell head over heels for his wife, Angela, whom he married on January 5, 2015.

Scott was an amazing, loyal, loving, kind, and hilarious man who formed an incredible bond with every person he let into his life. He had an interminable love of animals, a passion for history and photography, and was a self-appointed comedic genius providing countless hours of entertainment to all. He was fervid with regard to his ancestry and the strong ties to the generations before him who served this beautiful country. Scott was also a member of American Legion Post 104 in Montoursville.

Scott leaves behind his fur babies, Sally & Bella, wife, Angela (Grell) Sunderland, his parents, Donald Sunderland Sr. of Muncy, PA, mother, Janet (Livermore) Shuck of Culpeper, VA, sister, Tanya (Berger) Shilling and husband Doug of Atlanta, GA, brother, Donald Sunderland Jr. and wife Lauri of Gainesville, VA, his in-laws Gary and Roxie Grell of Swanville, MN, sister-in-law, Charlotte Grell and her fiancé Jason Hahn of Grand Rapids, MN, brother-in-law, Alex Grell and his wife, Meg of Greeley, CO, nieces, Jordan Shilling, Alexis Sunderland, Madison Sunderland, Brynn Sunderland, Olivia Sunderland, Emma Grell, nephews, Austin Shilling, Matthew Hahn, Andrew Hahn, Baby Grell (October 2015) and many, many friends whom he held close to his heart, always.

There will be 3 celebrations of life to ensure all those touched by his beautiful soul & spirit will have an opportunity to share stories and say goodbye.

The Minneapolis celebration was held 4-8 p.m. on Monday, July 20 at The Minneapolis Cremation Society of Minnesota located at 4343 Nicollet Ave S in Minneapolis.

The Williamsport/Montoursville celebration will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 25 at the Spitler Funeral Home 733 Broad Street Montoursville. Scott’s aunt, the Reverend Lois A. Yeagle-Hungerford, retired American Baptist Pastor and member of The Montoursville Presbyterian Church will officiate. Military rites will be accorded by the Honor Guard of the Lycoming County Korean War Veterans. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Immediately following the service, friends and family are invited to meet at the American Legion Post 104 located at 1312 Broad Street in Montoursville.

The Arlington celebration will be held 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 26 at American Legion Post 139 3445 Washington Blvd Arlington VA. Food will be provided.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to their local SPCA.

 

Posted: July 21, 2015




Katherine M. Daugherty

Katherine M. Daugherty, 80, of Williamsport died Saturday July 18, 2015 at the Williamsport Hosiptal.

Born August 29, 1934 in Antes Fort, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Emma Schneider Naill.

Katherine spent her retired days tending to her great grandchilden and putting puzzles together. She also enjoyed the outdoors with her dog.

Surviving are her children, Robin Heverly and Milre Daugherty both of Williamsport, Tami (Jim) Deuel of Trout Run, Bruce Daugherty of Moosic, four grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph A. Daugherty and two sons, Duran and Lance Daugherty.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

www.KnighConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: July 20, 2015

Suzanne G. Engler

Suzanne G. Engler, 69, of South Williamsport, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born November 15, 1945, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Frederic W. and Jean E. (Hamilton) Welker.

Suzanne was a graduate of the Williamsport Area High School. She worked in the display advertising department for the Sun Gazette for over 50 years.

She enjoyed volunteering for the South Williamsport Little League for more than 30 years, also for Connecting the Pieces who fundraises for Autism awareness, the Little League World Series, and was very active in participating in fund raisers sponsored by the Sun Gazette.

Surviving are her three daughters, Amy (Tim) Pregent, of South Williamsport, Jodi (Daniel) Woleslagle, of DuBoistown, and Nicole Harper, of Williamsport, three brothers, Frederic “Ric” Welker, of Arlington, VA, Richard “Denny” (Karen) Welker, of Mechanicsburg, and Mark (Lisa) Welker, of Williamsport, and six grandchildren, Molly, Kallie, Dalton, Tyler, Emma, and Ethan.

A funeral service to honor the life of Suzanne will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Suzanne’s name to South Williamsport Little League, P.O. Box 5113, South Williamsport, PA 17702 or Connecting the Pieces, P.O. Box 5103, South Williamsport, PA 17702.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: July 20, 2015

Florence E. Rykowski

Florence E. Rykowski, 92, formerly of Williamsport, died Saturday, July 18th, 2015, at Asbury Nursing Home in Gaithersburg MD, in the presence of her family.

She was born in Glen Lyon, PA on November 21, 1922, the daughter of Anthony and Julia Dempski Kovaleski.

Florence married Richard Rykowski of Brooklyn, NY in 1941 and in her younger days she worked as a waitress at Toffenetti's Restaurant in Times Square and later at the Hotel New Yorker. Later in life she was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, gardening, crocheting, opera music, politics, and spending time with her family. She had a strong Catholic faith, a positive attitude, and a smile for everyone she'd meet.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna (Joseph) LePera, and two grandchildren, Robert Rykowski (Sophie Leung) and Barbara (Gary) Mangiaracina and three great-grandchildren, Amanda, Joey, and Adriana.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Richard R. Rykowski, her son Robert R. Rykowski and her siblings and their spouses, Louise (Jason) Phillips, Matilda Kovaleski, Anthony (Marceline) Kovaleski Sr., Eugene (Beverly) Kovaleski, Francis (Mary) Kovaleski, and Charmayne (Richard) Snauffer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 AM Friday, July 24, 2015 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport with Rev. Brian VanFossen celebrant. A visitation will be held from 8:30 – 9:30 am Friday at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Montoursville.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

 

Posted: July 20, 2015




William F. 'Bill' Thomke

William F. "Bill" Thomke, lifelong resident of Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at The Gatehouse, Divine Providence Hospital.

Born March 14, 1932, in Newberry, Bill was the second son of Frederick J. and Valeria (Polcyn) Thomke.

Bill was a 1950 graduate of St. Mary's High School. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force, where he met the love of his life, Viola M. Alire, a nursing student, in Albuquerque, N.M. They were married on Aug. 28, 1954, and recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Bill was a lifelong parishioner of St. Boniface Church, serving in many capacities including over 20 years as Carnival Chairman, Sunday schoolteacher and organizer of the church bingo games (known in town as "Bingo Bill") for many years.

Bill was a lifemember of Gesang Verein Harmonia and also belonged to the Republican Club, Jersey Shore Moose, past member of the Knights of Columbus, and even the Sons of Italy, if only to get an occasional spaghetti dinner.

Bill was predeceased by his brothers, Gerald and Robert, and is survived by sisters, M. Jean Good, Gloria Thomke and Nancy (Tom Sr.) Gotshall. Bill is also survived by his seven children: Fred (Adria), of California; Tony, of Williamsport; Kateri (Gordy) Cohick, of Linden; Lili, of Williamsport; Bill (Jeanne), of Arizona; John (Joyce Hopkins), of Mississippi; and Charlie (Kate Stilwell), of Hawaii.

He leaves behind 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, innumerable nieces, nephews, godchildren and cousins.

Dad had a strong work ethic, fervent religious belief, and long-lasting friendships, some spanning half a century or more. He was fair-minded, firm-handed, enjoyed cheating at cards, singing for both the Church and Harmonia choirs and traveling across the USA to visit with family.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, on Friday, July 17, 2015. .

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Boniface Catholic Church 326 Washington Blvd Williamsport on Sunday July 19, 2015 at 2 pm. The Rev Bert Kozen will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to either the Susquehanna Health Cancer Center, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Father Clark Endowment Fund c/o St. Boniface Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: July 17, 2015

Gloria “Jeanie” Neuder

Gloria “Jeanie” Neuder, 73, of Bucktail Medical Center and formerly of Huron Ave., Renovo passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Born on October 12, 1941 in Renovo, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Dorothy Stroup Neuder.

She was employed at the American Legion in Renovo as a bartender.

Jeanie was a member of the Renovo Women’s Dart League as well as the Elks, American Legion, and Eagles Club all of Renovo.

She loved to bake.

Surviving are three daughters: Susan Probst of Renovo, Laura Krape of Howard, and Melissa Kessler of Loganton; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 1 great, great grandchild.

Jeanie was preceded in death by two daughters, Lisa Maze and Debra Rollman; a brother, Russell Neuder; and a loving companion, Ronald Storeman.

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

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: July 17, 2015

Madelyn Caroline Folmar

Madelyn Caroline Folmar of Loyalsock Township, passed away peacefully in her home with her lifelong companion, Roxy Coudriet, by her side.

Her niece, Sharon M. Hamilton and great-niece, Heather M. Rooker, provided care and comfort in her time of need.

Her passing was in time to join her twin sister, Cathline C. Anderson, in Heaven for their birthday. Born in Drifting, on July 19, 1926, to the late Daniel and Ann Johnson Folmar, Madelyn had ten siblings (all deceased), and many nieces and nephews.

Retired after 53 years from the former Carey-McFalls, where she worked as a sub-assembler, Madelyn continues to hold the longest employment record at the plant. In her leisure time, she ran a stand at area flea markets with Roxy.

A service celebrating Madelyn’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, at the Greenview Alliance Church, 1955 Warrensville Road, Montoursville. The committal service at Twin Hills Memorial Park will be held at the convenience of the family.

Our sincere appreciation goes to Dr. Donna Mullarkey and her staff, Susquehanna Health System Hospice team, Divine Providence’s Cancer Treatment Center, and to all others who have provided their love and support to Madelyn and our family over the years and especially during this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society to support cancer research at P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or on line at https://donate.cancer.org

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

 

Posted: July 20, 2015




George B. Reidell, III

George B. Reidell, III, 75, of Castanea, died on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at his residence.

He was born on November 3, 1939 in Salladasburg to the late George B. and Florence (Flook) Reidell.

On July 5, 1980, he married the former Betty Masorti, who survives. They just celebrated 35 years of marriage.

George worked for Jersey Shore Steel for 44 years.

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

He was also a member of the Castanea Fire Co. Social Club, the Lock Haven Moose, the Son’s of Italy and a life member of the N.R.A.

He was a well known NASCAR and John Wayne (Duke) Western fan. George also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three children, Kelly Hasting of Dover, DE, Michael (Robin) Reidell of Avis, and Kathy (Steve) Koch of Jersey Shore; three step-children, Lewis Rishel of Hollywood, FL, Marie Miller of Loganton, and Kathy Rishel of Pine Forge; four grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters, Sally Myers of Pleasant Gap, twin sisters Helen Forster of Lewisburg and Mary Howell of Huntersville, NC, and Nadine Kinley of Williamsport; and a brother, James Reidell of Coal Township.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Deacon Chip Young officiating.

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

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

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Lock Haven Catholic School Building Fund.

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

 

Posted: July 16, 2015

Ida M. Morgridge

Ida M. Morgridge, 81, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the Hershey Medical Center.

Born Jan. 20, 1934, in Troy she was a daughter of the late Arch and Anna (Greenway) Woodward.

Ida graduated from Troy High School and attended classes at Williamsport Area Community College. She worked in the garment industry and attended St. John’s Newberry United Methodist Church.

Ida loved reading mystery and romance novels, collecting salt and pepper shakers and cookbooks. She enjoyed crocheting, doing puzzles, playing bingo and attending gatherings at the high rise where she lived with her friends.

Ida is survived by her children, Deborah Showers, of Williamsport, William (Kim) Matthews, of Linden, Faron (Cindy) Matthews, of Cogan Station, Susie (Louis) Lyons, of Edgewater, Fla., Emily Hurst, of Williamsport, Sharon Morgridge, of Port Orange, Fla. and her granddaughter, Elicia Daugherty, of Ft. Hood, Texas, whom she raised. In addition, to her children she is also survived by 24 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several siblings.

Ida was preceded in death by two brothers.

In keeping with Ida’s wishes services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ida’s name to the American Heart Association, 968 Postal Road Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: July 17, 2015

Daniel R. Fremberg

Daniel R. Fremberg, 61, of Montoursville passed away July 16, 2015 at his residence.

He was born December 5, 1953 in Williamsport, the son of the Victor M. and Joan (Weaver) Fremberg.

Daniel was the husband of the former Christine Schnars with whom he shared 25 years of marriage.

He was a crane operator with Williamsport Foundry for 43 years.

Daniel trained obedience to dogs at SIT Happens and visited nursing homes with the dogs. He was a former umpire for Little League.

He enjoyed supporting his grandchildren in their Little League games, camping at Hidden Valley and he enjoyed playing Santa.

Survived by his wife, Christine; his mother, Joan, a son, Tim Fremberg of Montoursville; two daughters, Denise Cohick and Jennifer Karichner both of Williamsport; two stepsons, Troy (Tammy) Toner of Montoursville, Robert Schnars of Williamsport; three sisters, Kimberly Ann Fremberg of Williamsport, Diane (Terry Mowery) Peluso of Muncy, Debra (Robert) Shriber of Cogan Station; a brother, Robert (Susan) Fremberg of Montgomery; 15 grandchildren.

Daniel was predeceased by his father Victor M. Fremberg.

Relative and friends are invited to Daniel’s Life Celebration service 12 pm Monday, July 20, 2015 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport with Rev. Viking Dietrich officiating. A visitation will be from 6-8 pm Sunday July 19, 2015 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

 

Posted: July 17, 2015




David C. Little

David C. Little, 46, of Muncy Valley, died Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Muncy Valley Hospital. Born June 22, 1969 in Muncy, he was the son of John C. and the late Joan Shade Little. He married Bobbie Jo Koch, and together they would have celebrated 20 years of marriage on July 15th.

David was a veteran, serving honorably in the United States Navy. He was also employed by the Benton Foundry. In his spare time he loved Nascar, farming, antique tractors, auctions, and spending time with family.

Surviving in addition to his wife and father, is a son, David C. Little, Jr. of Muncy Valley; and a sister, Susan Jordan of Williamsport.

David was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Little and an infant sister.

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

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

 

Posted: July 14, 2015

Fred Barrett Memorial Service

A memorial service celebrating the life of Fred Barrett, who passed away June 2, 2015, will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015. 

The family will start greeting guests at 1 p.m. at "the Land" on Lyons Barr Road in Montoursville. 

A brief service will be held at 2 p.m. with a pig roast to follow.  Anyone needing directions or for donations to the pig roast please email fbarrettmemorial@gmail.com and leave a message for a return response.

 

Posted: July 14, 2015

Marcia G. Hughes

Marcia G. Hughes, 72, of Cogan Station passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015 at the Gatehouse.

She was born June 22, 1943 in Williamsport, the daughter of Sherman, Jr. and Helen Louise (Summer) Matthews.

Marcia was the wife of Terry Hughes with whom she shared 52 years of marriage.

She retired from Retel T.V and Cable Company Inc..

Marcia enjoyed deer watching, reading and cooking.

She was a member of the Red Coconut Club in Fort Myers Beach, FL.

Marcia is survived by her husband, Terry; two daughters, Lisa Ann (Matt) Lusk of S. Williamsport, Lori (Mark) Fratinni of Ridgewood, NJ; a brother, Stuart Matthews of NC; three sisters, Sherry Mullen of NC, JoAnn Chappell of Troy, Melissa Stump of NC; five grandchildren, Heath Newcomer, Rhiannon Newcomer, Juliana Fratinni, Cody Lusk, Nathan Lusk and three great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Sherman Matthews, III.

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

In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 or the Susquehanna Health Foundation- Gatehouse 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

 

Posted: July 14, 2015




Charles S. “Charlie” Shaffer

Charles S. “Charlie” Shaffer, 65, of Muncy, died Sunday, July 12, 2015, at his home.

Born May 19, 1950 in Williamsport, he was a son of Stewart A. and Stella M. (Swinehart) Shaffer of Duboistown. He and his wife, the former Brenda K. Duran, would have celebrated 38 years of marriage on August 20, 2015.

Charlie was a graduate of the former Williamsport Area Community College and owned and operated Shaffer’s Disposal for the past 39 years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Pennsdale, and the Christian Motorcyclists Association. Charlie enjoyed hunting, riding his ATV, and above all, spending time with his family.

Surviving, in addition to his parents and his wife, are a daughter, Tamara R. Shaffer of Muncy; five sisters, Joyce S. (David) Wagner of Linden, Carol A. (John) Homler of Jersey Shore, Mary E. Lehnig of South Williamsport, Stella M. (Edward) Bower of Duboistown, and Gale I. (Bret) Grove of Trout Run; a brother, Donald E. (Tobi) Shaffer of Bremerton, WA; and a granddaughter, Abigail R. Shaffer of Muncy.

Charlie was predeceased by a brother, Paul E. Shaffer.

Funeral services will be held 11a.m. Friday, July 17, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Kevin St. Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. 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 NRA at www.nra.org or the Christian Motorcyclists Association, P.O. Box 9, Hatfield, AR 71945.

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

 

Posted: July 13, 2015

Stanley J. Chaya Sr.

Stanley J. Chaya Sr., 76 of Williamsport died Monday July 13, 2015 at home.

He was born in Altoona, Pa on August 26, 1938. He was the son of Stanley B. and Betty S. (Jaronieski) Chaya.

Stanley retired from Ohio Casualty where he worked as a Claims Adjuster for many years.

He was a 1956 graduate of the former St. Mary’s High School. An avid bowler he was a member of the Lycoming County Bowlers Association as well as the Pennsylvania State Bowlers Association were he was treasurer for 34 yrs. In 1984 he was inducted into the Lycoming County Bowlers Association Hall of Fame and in 1993 he was inducted into the P.S.B.A. Hall of Fame.

Stanley was a big train enthusiast, collecting and building trains for many years that he sent all over the country.

He was a Navy Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 yrs. Mary E. (Telfer) Chaya who passed away on February 4, 2015.

He is survived by his children: Stanley J. (Mary) Chaya Jr of Muncy, Monica Chenault of this city, Michelle (Greg) Slonaker of Springfield, Pa., Pamela (Dave) Bullock of Altoona and Valerie (Howard) Christie of Suffolk, Virginia. He was also survived by 14 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a sister Barbara Chaya of Montoursville.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 18th at 6 pm at the Crouse Funeral Home,133 East Third Street,Williamsport. Kathy Burkhart a Certified Lay Minister will officiate.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 4 to 6 pm.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family and memorial contributions may be made to Sun Home Health and Hospice, 61 Duke Street Northumberland,Pa 17857. To share a fond memory or sign an e-register book please visit www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: July 13, 2015

Kathryn D. Wright

Kathryn D. Wright, 60, of Cogan Station, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at her home. Surviving is her husband of 38 years, Robert L. Wright.

Born February 3, 1955, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Earl J. and Etta L. (Smead) Wool.

Kathy and her husband, Robert, opened and operated several restaurants together both in Texas and Williamsport. She enjoyed Bingo and traveling to casinos.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Eric R. (Caitlin Waldman) Wright, of Williamsport, a brother, James W. (Tammie) Wool, of Cogan Station, a sister, Sheri A. (Michael) Crain, of Williamsport, and two grandchildren, Grant and Gracelynn Waldman.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene “Rusty” Wool.

A memorial service to honor the life of Kathy will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 20 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Kathy’s name to Knight-Confer Funeral Home to assist with expenses.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: July 13, 2015




Mary Ann Dion

Mary Ann Dion, 78, of 1142 W. Fourth St., Lock Haven, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015 at her home.

She was born in Lock Haven on November 23, 1936, the daughter of the late True and Alice Biddle Yearick.

Mary was a 1956 graduate of Lock Haven High School and attended I.C.M. School of Business in Pittsburgh.

On December 12, 1998 at the Flemington Church of Christ, she married Norman J. Dion, whom preceded her in death on May 21, 2006.

Mary was employed at the former Clinton Paper Company of Lock Haven before serving as an Airman Second Class in the U.S. Air Force from August 27, 1957 to September 1, 1958.

She was employed as a supervisor with Mini Markets, Ames Department Store and Philco Ford Company in the Lansdale, Pa area. Mary was the first fire woman at Red Hill Fire Company, where she served for seven years and served on the borough council for two years in Red Hill, Pa.

Mary was certified as an E.M.T. in Upper Perkiomnen Ambulance Corps. for seven years and served as Police Commissioner for two years in Perkiomnen, Pa. She then retired in 1994. Mary was currently a sitting member of the Flemington Borough Council.

She was a member of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, Moose Lodge #100 and the Castanea Fire Company.

Mary is survived by a son, Michael A. McCain of Lock Haven; a daughter, Laura L. (Ken) McCain Stem of Blanchard; a brother, John F. (Mary) Yearick of Linden; two sisters, Eileen (Bruce) Williamson of Alabama and Georgie (Richard) Bowman of Lock Haven; and four grandchildren.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Memorial Park, 47 Rest Haven Drive, Lock Haven, Pa 17745 with Rev. Mark Riley officiating.

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

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745.

 

Posted: July 13, 2015

Mary Ann Lewis

Mary Ann Lewis, 74, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 in the ManorCare Health Services-South at Williamsport, PA.

Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Wednesday, October 2, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Richard M. and Dorothy (Foulkrod) Allen.

Mary Ann was the widow of William B. Lewis who preceded her in death on March 22, 2008.

She was a 1958 graduate of Muncy High School and was retired from Furman's at Northumberland, PA where she was employed a merchandise purchaser.

Mary Ann is survived by three children, Dr. Nancy Joan Myers, Chillicothe, OH; Dwight David Vann, New Market, Alabama; Brian D. and wife Michelle Vann, Muncy, PA.; five siblings, Timothy Allen, Mt. Pleasanton, IA; Thomas Allen, Napa, CA; Richard Allen, Baltimore, MD; Susan Scofield, Napa, CA; Nancy Flick, Hughesville, PA; three grandchildren, Brittnee Vann; Hailee D. Vann; Owen D. Vann; two great-grandchildren, Aubrey M. Barto; Carson O. Barto. In addition to her husband, Mary was preceded in death by her brother, Harold William Allen.

At Mary Ann's request, there will be no services. Interment will be in the Muncy Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: July 13, 2015

Marian R. Johnson

Marian R. Johnson, 89, of Benton, died Saturday, July 11, 2015 at her home, surrounded by her loving daughters, and beloved husband who never left her side.

Born June 25, 1926 in Milwaukee, WI, she was a daughter of the late August and Effie Powell Rahberger. She and her husband, Lester H. Johnson, would have celebrated 70 years of marriage on December 15, 2015.

Marian enjoyed word search puzzles, going to yard sales, listening to classic country music, and playing cards. However, one of Marian’s greatest joys was spending time with her family.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are three daughters, Diana L. (Peter) Gavitt of Milton, Linda M. (Dale) Sellers of Turbotville, and Carol J. (Terry) Thomas of Millville; a sister, Linda Page of OR; a brother, Edward Rahberger of WI; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents, Marian was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Quinn; two brothers, Melvin Rahberger, and Quintin “Bud” Rahberger; and two sisters, Theresa Rayburn, and Jeannie Mark.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Gayann Gearhart officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: July 13, 2015




Thomas Marzzacco

Thomas Marzzacco, 87, a resident of Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Montoursville and formerly of 2636 Euclid Ave. Duboistown, died Sunday July 12, 2015.

He was born in Jersey Shore, Pa on July 10, 1928 the son of Joseph and Mary Pagnotto Marzzacco.

He is a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, S. Williamsport.

He retired in 1991 from Precision Metal Forming Inc on Reach Road, Williamsport.

He is a member of the Duboistown VFW. and was an Army veteran of the Korean War serving in Germany.

He is survived by his wife the former Mary G. D’Alena. He and Mary had celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this past May 7, 2015. His children survive him; Carrie (Todd) of this city, Joseph of Duboistown and Anthony (Christy) of Downingtown, Pa. His grandchildren Andrea Picone, Robert and Cassandra Marzzacco and A.J. and Alexis Marzzacco as well as great grandchildren Giovanna Picone and Isabella Marzzacco survive him as well.

He is also survived by his brother Ross Marzzacco of Williamsport and a sister in law Flora Marzzacco of Williamsport.

He was preceded in death by 3 sisters; Carrie Chappell of Gove City, Carmela Wolf of Jersey Shore, and Jeanette Haggerty of this city, 5 brothers Paul of Jersey Shore, Charles of this city, Carl of Lock Haven , William of Bridgewater N.J. and John of this city.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday morning at 9:30 am in St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 West Central Ave. S Williamsporrt.

Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third St. Williamsport on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 pm. Burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery with full military honors.

The family will provide the flowers

 

Posted: July 13, 2015

Elwood L. "Pete" Pfirman

Elwood L. "Pete" Pfirman, 89, of Nisbet, passed away, Monday, July 13, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born February 4, 1926, in Williamsport, he was a son of J. Lester and Hazel (McGill) Pfirman.

Pete was a decorated First Sergeant of the U.S. Army. He served in the 76th division during World War II. He was employed by the Railroad and later became a Master Carpenter. He was a member of the DuBoistown VFW Post 7863. In his earlier years, Pete enjoyed hunting, fishing, flying his plane and boating.

Surviving are his four sons, Danny Lee (Sharon), of Linden, Edward Eugene, of South Williamsport, Steven Lynn (Debbie), Leslie Elwood, David Allen, all of Nisbet, daughter, Judy Ann of Nisbet, 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, one great great grandson, two nieces, Joan Wool and Jeannie Russell and one nephew, Ward Yorks,

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris on May 12, 2009, and one sister, Eloise Yorks.

A graveside service to honor the life of Pete will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday at Twin Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Pete's name to Valley View Nursing Center, 2140 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, PA 17754.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: July 13, 2015

Robert S. Hummel

Robert S. Hummel, 71, of Mill Hall, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation & Nursing, Lock Haven.

Born on May 13, 1944 in Bath, he was the son of the late Charles and Mabel Schall Hummel.

Bob married the former Sandy L. Wheeler on January 31, 1987 at the Monument Church of Christ.

Throughout his life he was employed as a truck driver for various coal mines.
Bob lived for helping other people.

He loved yard work, especially mowing the grass.

In addition to his wife, Sandy, he is survived by two sons, Steven (Gayle) Hummel of Lock Haven and Brian A. (Bobbi) Hummel of Beech Creek; a daughter, Wendy L. (Alan) Flanagan of Clearfield; three step-children: George “Peanut” (Teri Fye) Bardo of Lock Haven, Robert “Bum” (Sherry) Bardo of Castanea, and Brigette (Russell Bauman) Bardo of Flemington; 17 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Alan Eckenroad officiating. Interment will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery, Mill Hall. Dress is casual.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

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

 

Posted: July 13, 2015




Leslie A. Koch

Leslie A. Koch, 59, of Montoursville, died on July 10, 2015 at the Williamsport Region Medical Center. He was born Dec. 14, 1955, in Williamsport, the son of Lester and Nancy E. Beach Koch.

He enjoyed watching sports.

Surviving are his wife of 38 years, the former Roxanne D. Hughes; two daughters, Tiffany L. (Patrick) Swick of Long Island, NY and Shanna M. Koch of Alexandria, VA, and a sister, Debbie Hiller of Williamsport.

A funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 14 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street, Montoursville with Rev. George A. Spencer officiating. A viewing will be held at the funeral home from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675

 

Posted: July 13, 2015

Jack A. Weaver, Sr.

Jack A. Weaver, Sr., 77, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital with his family by his side.

Born July 15, 1937 in Milton, he was a son of the late John Charles and Virginia May (Kerstetter) Weaver.

Jack served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954-58. He retired as an electrician from M.W. Farmer in 1999. Jack was a 15 year member of the Lycoming Creek Anglers Club and a member of American Legion, Post 1. He enjoyed wine making, woodworking, hunting, fishing, golfing and his dog, Freckles. He loved to sit on his porch and wave to everyone going by.

Surviving are four children, Jack A. Weaver, Jr. of Williamsport, John Weaver (Sue) of Cogan Station Susan Garison (Robert), and Kenneth Weaver (Kim), both of Williamsport; seven grandchildren, Dustin, Devin (Amanda), John, Jr., Corrine, Christopher, Stephen, and Patrick; five great-grandchildren, Brenton, Braelyn, Logan, Kaylee, and Carson; five siblings, Patricia Embick of Loganton, Roberta Nickles (Leroy) of Muncy, Kathleen Masser (Jackie) of Benton, William Weaver (Carol) of Lewisburg, and Edward “Bud” Buffington (Pam) of Milton; and sister-in-law, Sue Weaver of Doyline, Louisiana.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Beverly L. (Winder) Weaver; five children, Randy, Sandy, Linda, Debbie, and Scottie Weaver; and two brothers, John C. Weaver, Jr. and Fred Weaver.

A funeral service to honor Jack’s life will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hope Community Church, 1300 Tinsman Avenue, Williamsport. Burial will be held in Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.

Memorial contributions in Jack’s name may be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation, C/O The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Lycoming Creek Anglers Club, 2079 Blair St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Hope Community Church, 1300 Tinsman Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: July 13, 2015

June Verdena Fultz

June Verdena Fultz, 95, of 414 Bald Eagle Mountain Rd., Mill Hall, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015 at Haven Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Lock Haven.

June was born in Port Matilda on July 8, 1920, the daughter of the late Frank and Vesta Flick Dixson.

In 1937, she married Grover Fultz, who preceded her in death in 2003.

June spent her life as a homemaker and was an avid cake baker in her earlier years. She also enjoyed crocheting, working outside at her home and had a special love for children, especially her grandchildren whom she often babysat.

June is survived by a daughter, Gloria Keller of Lock Haven; a sister, Bernice Fields of Warriors Mark; nine grandchildren: Terri Chapman, Perry Knarr, Lori Priddy, Danny Fultz, Christine, Dawn, Angela, Kelly and Tammy; and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sons, Thomas, Barry and Roger Fultz; three grandchildren, Tommy and Timothy Fultz, and Bobbie Ann Carnell; two brothers, Raymond and Melvin Dixson; and two sisters, Beulah Grace Dixson and Dwella Williams.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745. Private burial will be at Hayes-Fearon Cemetery, Beech Creek.

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

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

 

Posted: July 13, 2015




Howard J. “Pete” Lamade, Jr.

Howard J. “Pete” Lamade, Jr., 91, of Williamsport passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the Williamsport Home.

He was born December 23, 1923 in Williamsport, the son of Howard J. and Muriel (Bird) Lamade.

Howard was the husband of the former Ruth E. Walker with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.

He served in the United States Army in WWII and attained the rank of Master Sergeant. He later became a lieutenant in the Army Reserve Intelligence.

Howard was a graduate of the Peddie School in 1942 and later graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the University of Maryland in 1950.

He was formerly the Production Director, Vice President and Secretary of the GRIT Publishing Company. He later became co-founder and board member of Lamco Communications which was a media communications company that spanned across the United States.

Howard entered Ivy Lodge No. 397 in 1945, but demitted in 1947 to join Dietrick Lamade Lodge No. 755 as a Warrant Member, where he later served as a Worshipful Master and Secretary.

He was a member of the Valley of Williamsport, A.A.S.R., where he served as Sovereign Prince of the Council of Princes of Jerusalem in 1958, Commander-in-Chief from 1988-1990. He was coronated as an Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, 33°, in 1978. Howard’s other Masonic affiliations include Lycoming Royal Arch Chapter No. 222, Adoniram Council No. 26, Baldwin II Commandery No. 22 and Pennsylvania York Rite College No. 11. Howard was a member of a number of bands including the Imperial Teteque Band and Repasz Band.

Howard had a pilot’s license and was president of the local flying club.

He participated in many activities including, skiing, hiking, boating and cave exploring.

Howard is survived by his wife, Ruth; a son, Kurt R. Lamade of Montoursville

He was predeceased by a sister, Clara Robison.

In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Little League Baseball 539 Rte. 15 Highway, S. Williamsport, PA 17702.

Relatives and friends are invited to Howard’s Life Celebration memorial service 10:30 am Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport with Rev. Ken Weiss officiating. A visitation will be from 9 until 10:30. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

 

Posted: July 9, 2015

Carlene M. Hall

Carlene M. Hall, 73, of Hughesville, died Monday, July 6, 2015 at her home. Born February 26, 1942 in Penn Twp, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Mildred I. Summers. On September 9, 1989, she married the late Kenneth W. Hall.

Carlene belonged to two senior citizen centers and a flower club. In her spare time she enjoyed ceramics, woodworking, library, visiting, eating dinner out, and painting.

She is survived by six siblings, Albert (Margorie) Shaner of Alexandria, VA, Mabel Poust of Goldsboro, NC, Evelyn Partridge of Sanford, FL, Harley (Dorothy) Shaner of Millville, Nancy Eveland of Big Rapids,MI, and Sevilla Smith of Muncy.

Carlene was preceded in death by three sisters, Leona Irene Shaner, Audrey Lou Robbins, Ester Annabelle Tuttle; and a brother, Wilbur Eugene Shaner.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 18 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Thomas Brokaw officiating. Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: July 10, 2015

Dale Z. “Pud” Shaner

Dale Z. “Pud” Shaner, 91, of Hughesville, died Thursday, July 9, 2015 at his home.

Born July 11, 1923 in Hughesville, he was a son of the late Chester I. and Beatrice M. Houseknecht Shaner. His wife of 51 years, the former Anna Marie Houseknecht, preceded him in death on June 18, 1999.

Pud was a graduate of Hughesville High School, Class of 1941. Two years later, on January 30, 1943, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served his country honorably during World War II. Pud returned home from the war and eventually became employed with the former Sprout-Waldron’s, Muncy, as a machinist. He would dedicate over 35 years to the company, retiring in 1985.

He was a member of the Quarter Century Club, the American Legion Post 35, Hughesville, and was well known for his delicious pumpkin pies. Pud was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed trapping, fishing, hunting, gardening and mowing grass. He also enjoyed watching golf, spending time with his family, and was very proud of his grandchildren.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda K. Wilson of Hughesville, and Robin M. (Ben) Kauffman of Manheim; a sister, Reba Fry of Hughesville; a brother, Ned (Floye) Shaner of Hughesville; six grandchildren, Zane Wilson, Shannon (Paul) Fisher, Robin (Tim) Kaiser, Stephanie (Chris) Kinner, Jessica Kauffman, and Bradley Kauffman; three great-grandchildren, LCpl Riley Dale Kilgus, Madelyn K. Kaiser, and Brady Dale Fisher; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Pud was preceded in death by a sister, Marian Bower; four brothers, Marvin Houseknecht, Neil Shaner, Dean Shaner, and Chester Shaner; and a son-in-law, Dale Wilson.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, with graveside military honors accorded by combined veterans organizations. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, c/o Clarence Barto, 1056 Beaver Lake Rd., Hughesville, PA 17737 or the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

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

 

Posted: July 10, 2015




Janet M. Glidewell

Janet M. Glidewell, 75, of Muncy, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Born March 16, 1940 in Pine Twp, she was the daughter of the late Walter C. and Josephine M. Stackhouse Glidewell.

Janet graduated from Millville High School, Class of 1958. She was employed as nurse’s assistant in the pediatrics department of Williamsport Hospital and was the first care employee that the hospital had. In her spare time she enjoyed crafts, cooking, and above all, she loved spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Surviving are six sisters, Sandra Glidewell (Jay) Brown of Millville, Vaunda P. Glidewell (William) Tommer of Brunswick, OH, Eleanor Minier-Dauberman of Unityville, Ronda L. Glidewell-Brooks of Cameron, MO, Joy A. (James) Glidewell- O'Neil of Orangeville, and Betsy S. (Chester) Glidewell- Parker of Evans, CO; three brothers, Walter C. (Denise) Glidewell, Jr. of Benton, Roger D. (Freda) Glidewell of Benton, and David L. (Brenda) Glidewell of Unityville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Louise Glidewell; and an infant brother.

A memorial service will be held 11a.m. Friday, July 10, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Jim Harvey officiating. Burial will follow at the Salem Cemetery, Unityville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: July 9, 2015

James V. Deery

James V. Deery, 60, of 918 Main St., Laporte, a resident of Highland Care Center Laporte died June 30, 2015.

He was born in Elmira, N.Y., on May 17, 1955, the son of John and Lois Paulo Deery.

James is survived by his wife, Linda L. Deery, of Williamsport.

His stepchildren also survive him: Quarry Johnson, Keola N. Johnson and Cassius M. Johnson, all of Houston, Texas. He is also survived by his brother, Phillip Deery, of Georgia and sister, Chris Deery, of New York.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday morning, July 11, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Straight Line Outreach Ministry, 601 Seventh Ave., Williamsport.

Flowers and memorial contributions in James’s memory may be sent to the church.

 

Posted: July 9, 2015

Jareldine V. "Jeri" Place

Jareldine V. "Jeri" Place, 75, formerly of the 900 block of Washington Boulevard, passed away at ManorCare Health Services South on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, following an extended illness.

Jeri was born in Montgomery on April 25, 1940, a daughter of Larue and Kathryn Hicks Hill.

She had been employed in the dietary department of Williamsport Hospital.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Eugene M. Place; daughters, Betty (Greg) Gair, of Allentown, Linda (Greg) Davis, of Williamsport, Carol (Steve) Place-Neff, of Montoursville, Eleanor Place-Bond, of Harrisburg; nine grandchildren, Natalie Brobst, Chelsea Gair, Brock, Logan and Cole Davis, Jean-Nicole Place, Vienna Kester, Anna Kester, Sydney Bond; two great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Lucy Brobst; and a sister, Marrion King.

In addition in her parents a son, Eugene E. Place; daughter, Nancy Faye Place; brother, Parvin Hill; and sister, Isabelle Fry, all preceded her in death.

Funeral and burial in Vaughn’s Cemetery in Mehoopany will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contribution in Jareldine’s name may be made to Evening Support Groups at First UMC, 604 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or a charity of your choice.

 

Posted: July 9, 2015




Sharon A. Souter

Sharon A. Souter, 52, of Montoursville, and formerly of Texas, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at her home. She was born April 14, 1963 in Williamsport the daughter of Clair and Sandra Matlack Souter.

Sharon was a 1981 graduate of Montoursville High School and Penn College where she earned her degree as a Registered Nurse. After college she worked at Divine Providence Hospital; Evangelical Community Hospital, and was a Home Health nurse in Texas. She was a member of Farragut United Methodist Church; loved the hill country of Texas and traveling, having traveled to 49 states in her motor home.

Sharon is survived by her parents of Montoursville; her maternal grandmother, Nora Matlack of South Williamsport; brothers, Mark Souter of Williamsport and Steven Souter of Montoursville; her niece Chelsea Souter of Montoursville and her beloved dog, TedE.

A Life Celebration service will be held 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at New Covenant United Church of Christ, 202 E. Third St., Williamsport with the Rev. Karin Stork-Whitson officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Home Care and Hospice, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17754.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: July 8, 2015

Genevieve “Jenny” Meyer

Genevieve “Jenny” Meyer, 84, of Trout Run, went quietly with God on July 8, 2015 at her home.

Born November 15, 1930, in South Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Mary (Paterson) Patterson. She was the last survivor of 12 siblings.

Jenny was beloved by her family and friends, with whom she knit together a fabric of love, devotion, and community.

She worked alongside her adoring husband, Dennis C. “Denny” Meyer, surviving, on their farm for 60 years. The couple was best known as “Denny and Jenny”. Additionally she is survived by three daughters, Mary (Tom) Gregory, Denise (Danny) Lepley, and Lynn (Jim) King, six grandchildren, Sarah (Eric) Lepley Kauffman, Jonah (Richelle) Gregory, Seth Lepley, Micah Gregory, Jonathan (Beth) Gregory, and Jess Gregory, five great- grandchildren, Elise Gregory, Solomon Gregory, Atticus Kauffman, Emma Gregory, and Phineas Kauffman.

Jenny worked as the “best bar none” waitress (according to her husband) at Fry’s Turkey Ranch for nearly forty years. She loved to sing hymns and study scripture and worship at Centennial United Methodist Church in Cogan House.

Jenny’s tiny personage seemed too small for her generous spirit, her capacity for kindness, and her fierce warrior’s heart. As professor Baehr says in Little Women: “Such a small name for such a woman.”

A funeral service to honor the life of Jenny will be held 11 a.m., Friday, July 10 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport, with the Rev. Dr. H. Russell Blanchard officiating. Burial will follow in Cogan House Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30 until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jenny’s name to Centennial United Methodist Church, 2942 Green Mountain Rd., Trout Run, PA 17771 in care of Sandra Morgan.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: July 8, 2015

Barbara A. Stark

Barbara A. Stark, 79, of Montoursville, died at her residence on July 8, 2015.  She was born September 30, 1935 in Amityville, NY, a daughter of Frank and Maria Ranwolf Stark.

Surviving are a sister, Elizabeth S. Logue of Trout Run, and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 11 in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, Cascade Twp., with Rev. John K. Manno officiating.  There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville

 

Posted: July 8, 2015




Walter E Goodspeed

Walter E Goodspeed, 99 a resident of Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Montoursville , died Thursday July 2, 2015.

He was born in Bastress on October 26, 1915 the son of Harry A. and Catherine E. Bower Goodspeed.

Walter was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church for 94 years. He had been employed by the former Narrow Fabrics here in Williamsport as well as the Reading Railroad and the Loyalsock Twp. School District.

He was a member of the greatest generation.

Walter was preceded in death by his wife Esther M Goodspeed on August 12, 2010, sister Margaret Keller and brothers George, Eugene and Charles Goodspeed.

He is survived by nieces , nephews and cousins. God bless uncle Walter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in St. Boniface Catholic Church 326 Washington Blvd Williamsport on Wednesday July 15, 2015 at 9:30 am. His pastor Msgr Stephen McGough will officiate.

There will be no visitation and burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery Montoursville.

In Lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony’s Medical Clinic, 125 East Willow Street, Williamsport,Pa. 17701.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. www.crousefuneralhome@comcast.net

 

Posted: July 7, 2015

Kenneth W. Wilson

Kenneth W. Wilson, 83, of 17 W. Allison St., Castanea, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at Susque-View Home, Lock Haven.

He was born in Hawk Run, Pa on May 15, 1932, the son of the late Ephraim and Ellen Warner Wilson.

On August 8, 1959 in Winchester, VA, Ken married Blanche Cagle Verne Wilson, who preceded him death on March 10, 2002.

Ken was employed at Haven Homes in Beech Creek for over 10 years before his retirement in the early 1990’s.

He was a life member of the Castanea Fire Company.

Ken enjoyed being outdoors, especially camping, hunting, fishing and doing carpentry work.

He is survived by a son, Joseph (Sherri) Wilson of Castanea; and three step-sons, Larry and Michael (Sarah) Verne, both of Castanea, and Nicholas (Kimberly) Verne of Lock Haven; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Rest Haven Memorial Park with Pastor Dennis Callahan officiating.

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

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

 

Posted: July 7, 2015

Fred James Lachat, Sr.

Fred James Lachat, Sr., 82, of McElhattan, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Susque-View Home, Lock Haven.

Fred was born in Lock Haven on July 31, 1932, the son of the late Albert and Eva Lachat.

On December 17, 1955, he married the former Barbara Ann Remick, who survives.

Fred began his working life as a young man by shining shoes for a local business. He then went to work for the Lock Haven Chair Factory for several years before their closing. He was then employed at Hammermill Paper Company before going to work at Allen Woodworking until his retirement.

Fred liked being outside, especially gardening, fishing and hunting. He loved spending time with his wife and enjoyed their mountain rides together. Fred was also an avid woodworker and crafted several pieces of furniture over the years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Fred (Judy) Lachat, Jr. of Lock Haven, Kathy Lachat of McElhattan, Brenda (Kendall Walizer) Lachat of Lykens, and Michael (Julie) Lachat of McElhattan; three brothers, Jim, Frank and Roy Lachat and their families; six grandchildren, Josie, Jamie, Josh, Devin, Michael David and Kendra; and eleven great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six siblings, John, Joe, George, Bobby and Frances Lachat, and Mary Bradley; and a granddaughter, Heather Ann Merrill.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745 with Deacon Phil Gibson officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Friday evening from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Posted: July 8, 2015




Gladys L. Warfel

Gladys L. Warfel, 91, formerly of Hughesville and most recently of Camp Hill, died Sunday, July 5, 2015 at the Golden Living Center, Camp Hill.

Born September 19, 1924 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Raymond Grover and Beula Frances (Hill) Sones. She was married to Paul Warfel, who preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Hughesville High School and also attended art school in Baltimore, MD.

Gladys was of the Christian faith.

She enjoyed art and spending time painting.

Surviving are one brother, Charles Sones and his wife, Blanche, of Muncy; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, William P. and Ralph G. Sones; and three sisters, Elizabeth Parker, Sally Cornell and Barbara Nichols.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m with Pastor Lucy Temple, Lay Minister of Moreland Baptist Church, Muncy, officiating.

Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville.

The family welcomes flowers, however, if desired, memorial contributions may be made for Schizophrenia research to IMHRO, P.O. Box 680, Rutherford, CA 94573 or online at imhro.org.

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

 

Posted: July 6, 2015

Arlene M. Keller

Arlene M. Keller, 88, of Upper Fairfield Twp., died on July 5, 2015 at her residence. She was born January 7, 1927 in Williamsport, the daughter of Frank L. and Florence C. Walters Bussom.

Arlene had worked at Jersey Shore State Bank, and the former Lowrey Electric Co. She was a member of Farragut United Methodist Church, Montoursville Garden Club, American Rock Garden Society, and Pine Run Grange. She loved the outdoors and was an avid rock garden enthusiast.

Surviving is her husband of 66 years, Frank H. Keller; a son, Grant L. (Alison) Keller of Seymour, Tenn.; a daughter, Dixie L. (Matthew) Wurster of Montoursville; two grandchildren, Ashley Keller and Jason Cupp, and three great-grandchildren.

There will be a viewing Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

 

Posted: July 6, 2015

Brittany L. Snauffer

Brittany L. Snauffer, 32 of Dunn, North Carolina, originally from Williamsport died unexpectedly on Thursday July 2, 2015.

Born June 10, 1983 in Williamsport she was a daughter of Brett T. Snauffer of Williamsport and Kay Forney (Jake) Shipman of Williamsport.

Brittany was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Dunn, North Carolina. Her greatest joy was being a mother to her children and spending time with her family.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her children Knautiya D. and Kayden J. Michaux; her significant other, Kevin Michaux; a brother, Brett T. Snauffer, II of Colorado Springs, CO; grandparents, Thomas E. (Elouise) Snauffer of Williamsport, and Arlene (David) Hurd of Jersey Shore.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother Kathryn Fagnano.

Funeral services honoring the life of Brittany will be at 11 A.M. on Friday, July10, 2015 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport with Pastor Ron Savits, officiating.

Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 10- 11 A.M. at Sanders Mortuary.
www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: July 7, 2015




Gary L. Jackson

Gary L. Jackson, went to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ, on July 4, 2015. Born on Jan. 27, 1937 to the late Harold and Treva Jackson of
N. Manchester, IN; Gary grew up in that community along with his brother, Leigh.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Mariam (Swihart) Jackson; one son, Allen (Mary Ann) ; one daughter, Linda (David) Mattinson; four grandchildren, Kevin, Eric, Teresa, Steve, and a fifth grandchild, Philip, who proceeded him in death; plus nine great grandchildren.

Gary graduated with a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Purdue University; using that background he managed engineering departments at various companies, including Minneapolis Moline and Andritz from where he retired.

Gary was a member and soloist with the Purdue Glee Club. He served the Lord with his beautiful tenor voice and led several church choirs during his life-time, blessing many people with his gift of music.

Spitler Funeral Home in Montoursville, PA will be handling the arrangements; however, no visitation will be held at Spitler’s . Instead, there will be a 10:00 a.m. pre-service in the Worship Center at the Community Baptist Church, located at: 1853 State Road 87, Montoursville, PA 17754.

At Miriam’s request, Gary prepared a CD of a record that he made in 1965 entitled “Jesus set the World to Singing”. During the pre-service, attendees may sit and reflect on Gary’s life while listening to his singing and viewing the projected photos of his life. A special memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be held at the Montoursville Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to: I-Tec, 23 Green Hollow Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754, website, itec.org, or to Susquehanna Hospice, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701

 

Posted: July 6, 2015

Richard “Rick” L. Stark, Jr.

Richard “Rick” L. Stark, Jr., 57, of Dunnstown passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 at the Lock Haven Hospital E.R.

Born on November 19, 1957, he was the son of Richard L. and Jane Reish Stark, Sr.

Rick was a 1975 graduate of Lock Haven High School. He then pursued education in welding, mechanics, forestry, and electronics, making him a well-rounded jack-of-all-trades.

On February 23, 1980 at the home of his parent’s in Swissdale, he married the love of his life, the former Grace Shaffer who survives.

Rick was employed by Schnieder Valley Farms.

He was a member of the Beagle Club.

Rick enjoyed fishing and riding his motorcycle. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Grace, he is survived by his father, Richard L. Stark, Sr. of Nightingales, Mill Hall; three sons: Charles “Chuck” (Jenn) Stark of Beech Creek, Jeremiah (Brynn) Stark of Jersey Shore, and Jeffery “Jeff” (Natashja) Stark of Lock Haven; three grandchildren: Olivia, Kaylanah, and Daniel Stark; and two sisters, Joy Winters of Lock Haven and Beth Allen of Blanchard.

Rick was preceded in death by his mother, Jane Stark.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Alan Eckenroad officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.
Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday from 12 noon until the time of the service.

In lieu of flower, memorial contributions may be made to the Beagle Club, c/o Tom Lucas, 10 Oak Ln., Lock Haven.

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

 

Posted: July 6, 2015

Joel Kenneth Fisher, Jr.

Joel Kenneth Fisher, Jr., 70, of Muncy, died Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born July 26, 1944 in Coatesville, he was a son of the late Joel Kenneth, Sr. and Della (McClune) Fisher. On March 27, 2007 he married the former Dori Sherman, who survives. Together they celebrated 8 years of marriage.

Joel was a graduate of the former S. Horace Scott High School, Coatesville and Eastern Mennonite College, Virginia. He was self-employed for many years as a restoration stone mason.

Joel was a member of the Shunk United Methodist Church.

He was also a member of the National Rifle Association. Joel loved spending time in Shunk and enjoyed the mountains, nature, hunting with his son and spending time with his daughters.

Surviving in addition to his wife are six children, Joel Kenneth Fisher III, of York County, Rochelle C. Fisher, of Maryland, Bonnie Rae Fisher, of Virginia, Tierne Hobbs, of Muncy, Jonathan Scranton, of Williamsport, and Hannah E. Scranton, of Williamsport; and one brother and sister-in-law, Larry A. and Gayle Fisher, of Virginia.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Bonnie Rae Fisher.

The family is planning a memorial service to be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9 at Shunk United Methodist Church, 9881 State Route 154, Shunk, PA 17768 officiated by Julia Fisher.

Burial will be held following the service in Ellenton Cemetery, Shunk.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Shunk United Methodist Church, 9881 State Route 154, Shunk, PA 17768 or Eastern Mennonite University, Office of Development, 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802 or online at www.emu.edu/giving/donate.

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

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

 

Posted: July 6, 2015




Stephanie Marie Dougherty

Stephanie Marie Dougherty, 27, of Williamsport, died on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Stephanie was born on October 22, 1987, to loving parents, James Robert Jr. and Deborah Ann (Shifflet) Dougherty. She graduated from Williamsport Area High School, and was pursuing her bachelor’s degree at Pennsylvania College of Technology, where she was a full-time employee.

Stephanie was a beautiful young woman who celebrated her time with us enjoying friends and family. She was creative and talented and enjoyed photography, painting and was an avid reader. She loved exploring the outdoors, swimming, hiking, and soccer, especially helping her brother coach AYSO.

In addition to her parents, Stephanie is survived by her three brothers: James Robert III (Shanin) Dougherty, of South Williamsport; Eric Dougherty, of Philadelphia; and Mark Dougherty (Rachel Glusco) of Prince Frederick, MD; her nephews Ethan and Declan Dougherty, of South Williamsport, her paternal grandparents, James Robert, Sr. and Julie Dougherty, of St. Petersburg, FL.; many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and her devoted dog, Bella.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, July 5, at the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. A memorial service will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Stephanie’s name to Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701, or to assist with medical expenses for Stephanie’s cousin, Brian Dougherty at www.gofundme.com/WholeHeartforBrian.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: July 2, 2015

C. Ruth Sebring

C. Ruth Sebring, 90, a lifelong resident of Williamsport, currently residing in Cogan Station with her son and his wife Alicia, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 3, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

She was the beloved wife of Donald J. Sebring with whom they celebrated 68 years of marriage.

Born January 13, 1925, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Otto and Henrietta (Follmer) Haas.

Ruth was a 1943 graduate of Williamsport High School and a 1946 graduate of Williamsport School of Nursing. She retired as a registered nurse for Dr. Herbert A. Ecker, Sr.

She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church and in her younger years was a Sunday school teacher at Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.
Ruth enjoyed knitting, crocheting, quilting, gardening, and doing crafts. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, Ruth is survived by her children, Nancy (Marlin) Grimes, of Paxinos, Robert (Alicia) Sebring, of Cogan Station, and Karen (Ross) Ressler, Chesterton, IN, eight grandchildren, Amy (Robert) Nielson, Eric (Jessica) Ressler, Carrie (Charles) Troup, Jonathan (Jennifer) Ressler, Darci (Kristopher) Kirby, Mandi (Todd) Westphal, Seth (Jenna) Sebring, and Genni Decker, ten great-grandchildren, Bradley, Brittney, Brayden, Austin, Dylan, Davis, Logan, Noah, Hudsyn, and Clayton, and a sister, Evelyn (Paul) Seaman, of Williamsport.

A funeral service to honor the life of Ruth will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Timothy R. Kinney, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service at Sanders Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s name to Memorial Baptist Church, 2100 West Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMorutary.com

 

Posted: July 6, 2015

Lillian R. Smith

Lillian R. Smith, 93, of Hughesville, died Friday, July 3, 2015, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born August 27, 1921 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Albert M. and Jessie A. Gray Barto. She and her husband, Myron T. Smith, would have celebrated 70 years of marriage on October 23, 2015.

Lillian was a member of Friends Church, Hughesville, where she served on various committees, taught adult Sunday school, and played the piano and organ for over 50 years. She was a gifted musician who taught private piano and organ lessons and sang at numerous weddings throughout the area.

Lillian was employed as a substitute school teacher for the East Lycoming School District for many years. She was a wonderful homemaker and cook, who also loved spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Eloise S. "Ellie" Green of Happy Valley, OR; two sons, Thomas M. (Sandy Bitler) Smith, and David N. (Connie) Smith, both of Hughesville; six grandchildren, Jennifer R. (Karel) Pribyl of Happy Valley, OR, Christopher D. (Tasha) Green of Happy Valley , OR, Jeremy M. (Kacey) Green of Bend, OR, Nathan D. (Mindy) Green of Springfield, MA, Amos D. (Amber) Smith of Pennsdale, and Caleb D. Smith of Shippensburg; 15 great-grandchildren, Kailey Pribyl, Maddie Pribyl, Josie Pribyl, Drew Green, Ben Green, Calvin Green, Mary Green, Brooklynn Green, Kennedy Green, Payton Green, Preston Green, Morgan Green, Riley Smith, Cole Smith, and Emma Smith.

In addition to her parents, Lillian was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Donald A. Green.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at Hughesville Friends Church, 137 South Third Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Dan Cale and Rev. Robert Ingraham co-officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 East Water St., Hughesville.

Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may also be made to the Hughesville Friends Church, 137 S. Third St., Hughesville, PA 17737, or Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., Muncy, PA 17756.

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

 

Posted: July 6, 2015




L. Jean Houseknecht

L. Jean Houseknecht, 86, of Hughesville, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at her home.

Born November 15, 1928 in Moreland Township, she was a daughter of the late Arch A. and Elda Robbins Rider. She and her husband, Jesse R. Houseknecht, celebrated 63 years of marriage on April 13, 2015.

Jean was a graduate of Muncy High School, Class of 1946. She was employed as a secretary for the former Lycoming Motors, Williamsport, and was a member of the Moreland Baptist Church.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Ann L. (Tom) Parr of Orangeville; three sons, Galen R. (Judy) Houseknecht of Hughesville, Gerald L. (Leigh) Houseknecht of Muncy, and Gregory L. (Laurie) Houseknecht of Hughesville; four grandchildren, Sean Houseknecht, Rachel Houseknecht, Tyler Houseknecht, and Jared Houseknecht; three step-grandchildren, Sonya, Shane, and Stacey; a sister-in-law, Orrel Rider of Hughesville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by a grandson, Marc Houseknecht; two brothers, A. Warren Rider and Wilbur Rider; and a sister, Mary Swisher.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., Muncy, with Rev. Robert Ingraham officiating. Burial will follow in Moreland Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., 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: July 2, 2015

Dorothy K. Naugle

Dorothy K. Naugle, 87, of Montoursville, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at The Gate House.

Born March 18, 1928 in Alvira, she was a daughter of the late E. Carson and Mildred E. Jarrett Metzger. She and her husband, George E. Naugle, celebrated 69 years of marriage on May 30, 2015.

Dorothy was previously employed at the family business, Lycoming Burial Vault Company, as a book keeper. She was also employed at GTE Sylvania, as a line worker, before retiring in 1976 from Eastern Wood Products as a book keeper.

She was an active member of St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher for several years. Dorothy had a fondness of children and served as a den mother for Cub Scout Troop #39, and as a Sunday school teacher for Bethany Lutheran Church, Montoursville. She was the ultimate homemaker who enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, sewing, and quilting. Dorothy also loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Glenda A. (Michael) Heyd of Montoursville; a son, Ernest L. (Marie) Naugle of Montoursville; an exchange student son, Guilherme J. Hugentobler of New Hamburg, Brazil; a sister, Blanche (Fred) McCormick of Allenwood; two brothers, Frank (Alice) Metzger of Duboistown, and Bruce Metzger of FL; five grandchildren, Susanne R. Fink, Jason M. Heyd, Christopher S. Naugle, Rebecca J. Boudreau, and James E. Naugle; and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Metzger and Eugene Metzger; and two sisters, Lena Kratzer and Ruth.

A memorial service will be held by the family at 11 a.m. Monday, July 6, at St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery, with Rev. Viking Dietrich officiating. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.

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: July 2, 2015

Roger C. Rupert

Roger C. Rupert, 68, of Hughesville, died Monday, June 29, 2015, at The Gate House.

Born April 22, 1947 in Hughesville, he was a son of the late Peter C. and Pauline C. Egli Rupert. He and his wife, the former Nancy L. Stover, would have celebrated 49 years of marriage on July 7, 2015.

Roger retired from the East Lycoming School District, after having worked there for over 33 years as a custodian. He was an accomplished archer, who also enjoyed hunting and fishing. In his earlier years, Roger enjoyed playing baseball for the former Picture Rocks Rockets baseball team.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Joyce L. Rupert of Hughesville; a son, Craig E. (Laura) Rupert of Pennsdale; a sister, Shirley (Paul) Gordner of Unityville; a brother, Elton D. Rupert Sr. of Hughesville; and two grandchildren, Devon P. Rupert and Tylor M. Rupert.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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

Posted: July 2, 2015




Stephanie A. Hall

Stephanie A. Hall, 46, of Williamsport passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at her residence.

Born on August 12, 1968 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Dorothy Hoffman.

Previously Stephanie was employed by Mr. Higgins Hoagies, Bargains by the Bag Full, and Happy Acres Restaurant.

On August 23, 2014 at Ravensburg State Park she married Chester “Chet” W. Hall.

Stephanie loved photography, taking many pictures of her family. She also enjoyed cooking, crafting, and playing both board games and games on her tablet.

She was all about her family, having taken wonderful care of her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Chet, Stephanie is survived by a son, Ronnie Miller of Beech Creek; two daughters, Karen and Stacy Younkin of Williamsport; two step-sons, Lucas and Danté Hall, both of Williamsport; three grandchildren: Tyson Miller and Cruze and Maxine Winkelman; nine siblings including Lynn Hoffman, David Riggle, Tammy Puzak; many aunts and uncles; numerous nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her three dogs: Shey, Killer, and Riley.

In addition to her Mother, she was preceded in death by her Gram, Doris Hoffman.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 6, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington. Burial will follow at Tomb’s Run Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

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

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

 

Posted: July 1, 2015

Dana K. Williams

Dana K. Williams, 52, of Loyalsock Twp., died at his residence on July 1, 2015. 

He was born March 27, 1963 in Williamsport, the son of Otis F. and Clarabelle S. Springman Williams.

He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and worked as an assistant to the treasurer.  Although Dana was physically handicapped, he will be remembered as a manager with Loyalsock basketball for 35 years and soccer program, since its inception.  He enjoyed all sports.  During his summers he worked for the Williamsport Crosscutters.  He was an excellent car driver and did most of the family driving.  Dana and his father were tremendous buddies and did everything together.  Otis was his #1 buddy.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, July 6 at Bethel United Methodist Church, the corner of Montour and Spruce Street, Montoursville, with Rev. Richard M. Barner officiating.  Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.  A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church, P.O. Box 471, Montoursville, PA 17754.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: July 1, 2015

Lorena Irene Tyson

Lorena Irene Tyson, 90, of Fishing Creek Rd., Mill Hall, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at her home.

Born on March 22, 1925 in Kylertown, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary Whitton Renoe.

Lorena was married to the love of her life, Paul “Bud” L. Johnston who preceded her in death on 1973.

Over the years she was a seamstress at Bobbie Brooks as well as Woolrich Woolen Mills. She also drove school bus for Schrack’s Valley Services.
Lorena was Methodist by faith.

She was a wonderful seamstress. Lorena also loved to go fishing and hunting.
She always welcomed company into her house and was helpful to everyone, never turning anyone away.

Surviving is a daughter, Judith (Edward) Lanich of Blountstown, FL; two foster daughters, Alice Kemmerer of Lock Haven and Sally Lucas of Mill Hall; eight grandchildren: Lanie Davis, Dewey Alan Heichel, Debbie I. Wagner, Susan Dauberman, Anita Toner, Kaitlin Toner, Jesse Gadd, and Johnny Gadd; eleven great grandchildren: Joey, Nikki, Keith, Dalton, Dewey, Jr., Jordan, Jada, Christopher, Jr., Aaron, Blake, and Mira; and a great, great grandson, Gage.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Caroline Folmar and Melva Faye Renoe.

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

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

 

Posted: July 1, 2015




Robert Bailey "Bob" Russell

Robert Bailey "Bob" Russell, 89, formerly of Elimsport, PA, earned his Victory Day on Thursday, June 25, 2015 in the Valley View Nursing Center at Montoursville, PA.

Born in Washington Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Sunday, February 28, 1926, he was the son of the late James Brady and Meriam "Midge" Bailey Russell. Bob was the husband of Jane A. (Hall) Russell with whom he celebrated a 70th wedding anniversary on June 16, 2015. Bob was a 1943 graduate of Montgomery-Clinton High School.

Bob was an entrepreneur. He was the former owner of Watsontown Trucking Co. and of Elimsport Contracting, Inc.  Bob was also the owner operator of Russell's Road Service. He was previously employed by Hall's Motor Transit and earlier in life had a meat stand at the Williamsport Grower's Market. He had also been president of White Deer Warehousing and Distribution.

He was a member of the Elimsport United Methodist Church where he was a former member of the church choir. Bob was a member of Watsontown F. & A.M. Lodge #401 and the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Williamsport. He was a former member and past president of the West Branch Barbershop Chorus where he was named Barbershopper of the year in 1999. He was a collector and enthusiast of antique Farmall tractors and was a member of the Red Power International Tractor Club. Bob collected antique horse drawn vehicles and raised Morgan and Belgium horses and attended numerous driving shows. As a youth, Bob was active in 4-H and raised several grand champion steers. Later in life he enjoyed gardening. Bob had served several times as chairman of the Muncy Valley Hospital Lawn Party. The Russell Rehab unit at Valley View Nursing Center was named in his honor. He and his wife donated the elevators at both the Elimsport United Methodist and Montgomery Clinton Baptist Churches and also donated a garden tractor and accessories to The Meadows, Susquehanna Health. He was a member of the Diesel advisory board of the Williamsport Community College, now Pennsylvania College of Technology. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Dr. John and wife Carol Russell, St. Louis, MO; JoAnn and husband Massimo Fremiotti, Tunkhannock, PA; one daughter-in-law, Cathy Newhard Russell, Morgantown, WV; seven grandchildren, Cari (Aaron) Williams, McMurray, PA; Brady (Casie Walters) Russell, Elkins, WV; Charlie (Jill) Russell, Morgantown, WV; Michael (Sofia) Russell, Superior, CO; Matthew (Theresa Schlafly) Russell, Washington, DC; Andrea (Jeanee Ledoux) Fremiotti, Atlanta, GA; GianLuca Fremiotti, Scranton, PA; six great-grandchildren, Dylan, Gabriel and Alana Russell, Superior, CO; Louisa Russell, Washington, DC; Caitlyn and Robert Williams, McMurray, PA. Bob was preceded in death by his son, Dr. Richard Russell and two sisters, Margaret Snoddy and Martha Jane Ronemus.

A celebration of Bob's life will be held at the Elimsport United Methodist Church, 16145 State Route 44 Highway, Elimsport, PA at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 30, 2015 with Michael Hill, his pastor, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Elimsport United Methodist Church, 433 Gap Road, Allenwood, PA 17810 or to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 40 E. Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: July 1, 2015

Raymond E. “Ray” Haines

Raymond E. “Ray” Haines, 66, of Williamsport, died on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Manor Care Health Services, South.

He was born in Williamsport on October 6, 1948 and was the son of the late Raymond F. and Jennie M. (Kinney) Haines. He graduated from Williamsport High School, Class of 1966. He was a member of Pine Street United Methodist Church and Albright Life. He had volunteered at the Little League World Series for 42 years. He also worked at the Cross Cutters games for many years. He enjoyed watching movies, trading Little League pins and baseball cards.

Raymond is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law; Pearl L. and Louis J. Paulauski of Clermont, Florida and Debra J. and Robert Alberts of Williamsport, one sister-in-law; Joan M. Haines of Williamsport, 14 nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother; Howard O. Haines, one sister; Sarah J. Goliash, one niece; Karen L. Brandt and two nephews; Rick and Howard Haines.

There will be a public viewing 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., Williamsport, where the funeral will begin at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Jerry A. Cline will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

Obituary and Condolences at BestLifeTributes.com

 

Posted: July 1, 2015

Florence A. Marshall

Florence A. Marshall, 76, of Linden received her angel wings on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Florence was married to Warren L. Marshall. They celebrated 57 years of marriage on June 21st.

Born January 9, 1939 in her home in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Carrie Wicks Trembly.

Florence was a 1956 graduate of Williamsport High School. She worked as a CNA at ManorCare for 18 years. Florence was a member of Buchanan Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, teaching them how bake and sew, and attended all of their activities. Florence made quilts for all of the newborn babies in her family. She also enjoyed going to yard sales.

In addition to her husband she is survived by four children, Carrie (Joseph) Brungard, Scott (Wanda), Jeffrey (Susan), all of Linden, Chad (Teresa) of Northeast, MD, two sisters Ida Sanders of South Williamsport, Mary Sullenberger of Williamsport, 20 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Warren, Jr., and Charles, a granddaughter Erica Marshall, a sister Anna Seaman and a great grandchild.
A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Health Foundation, C/O The Gatehouse,1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701

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

 

Posted: July 1, 2015




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