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Obituaries ~ July 2017
 



Linnet M. Konkle

Linnet M. Konkle, 69, of Williamsport, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 28, 2017. Surviving is her loving husband of 47 years, Thomas R. Konkle.

Born January 2, 1948 in Elmira, NY, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Leslie McIlwain and Eunice (Lovejoy) McIlwain, of Ellenton.

Linnet graduated from Williamsport Area Community College with a nursing degree and found a passion in caring for others early on while working as a nurse at Divine Providence Hospital and Dr. Shue’s office. Linnet also worked at the Christian Light Book Store and volunteered at the Williamsport Hospital during retirement.

She attended Trinity United Methodist Church and enjoyed quilting and knitting. Linnet was always giving of herself to help others in need. She sent handmade cards and caring thoughts to countless others throughout the years, spreading joy. Her pride and joy, however, was her family, as she loved her role being a mom and grandma.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother is a son, Brian (Joy) Konkle of Littleton, CO; a daughter, Kimberly (David) Stark of Franklin, TN; six grandchildren, Lilly, Elijah, Amelia, and Micah Konkle of Littleton, CO, Ryne and Payton Stark of Franklin, TN; two sisters, Lucy Gibbs of Ellenton, Connie (John) Hess of Nescopeck; three brothers, Joseph (Donna) McIlwain, of Killeen, TX, Leon McIlwain of Hinesville, GA; and Keith McIlwain, of Great Falls, MT; two brothers-in-law, Ron (Carol) Konkle of Williamsport and Jerry Konkle (Linda Clark) of Jersey Shore; several nieces and nephews and many special friends whom Linnet helped care for.

A funeral service to honor the life of Linnet will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 2 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at Sanders. Burial will be private in Ellenton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Linnet’s name to American Cancer Society c/o Making Strides for Breast Cancer, 1948 E. Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: July 31, 2017

Ida J. “Jane” Carn

Ida J. “Jane” Carn, 89, 631 Ames Place, Williamsport, passed away July 29, 2017 at Manor Care where she had been a resident since May.

Jane was born April 21, 1928, at Troy, PA, a daughter of the late George F. and Zada E. (Storrs) Kennedy. She is survived by sons James G. (Brenda), Williamsport, and Scott B. Carn, Muncy; her granddaughter, Jaime L. (Markus) Rybak and great grandchildren Emma O., Lukas D., and Gavin B. Rybak, South Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William B. Carn, Jr., who died March 13, 1988 and by brothers, Frederick D., Harold E., George E. “Ed”, and Charles E. “Earl” Kennedy; by sisters, Helen O. Hewitt, and Lois M. Mitstifer. She is survived by sisters Erma D. Turner, Naples, FL, Mary L. (Robert) Bachman, Pine City, NY and a brother Marshall L. “Bud” Kennedy of Horseheads, NY.

Jane was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy, was a 1946 graduate of Troy High School and retired as a certified nurse's aid from the Williamsport Home.

Jane enjoyed high school class reunions and annual Kennedy family reunions especially those that were held at her family's ancestral home, established in 1823, north of Troy. She loved reading, cooking, baking, working crossword puzzles, all kinds of music, especially country music, and keeping up with her great grandchildren's activities. She enjoyed traveling in her retirement years and became an avid walker.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m.Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport, with Pastor Jay E. Jones of St. John's-Newberry United Methodist Church, officiating. Family and friends will be received prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Children's Development Center, 625 W Edwin St.,Williamsport, PA 17701 or to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: July 31, 2017

Bruce L. Frymire, Jr.

Bruce L. Frymire, Jr., 91, of South Williamsport, completed his life on earth at The Park Home Meadows on July 27, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. He is now present with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Born at the Frymire Farm in Cascade Township February 21, 1926, “Bud” was the son of Bruce L. Frymire, Sr., and Mary J. McConnell Frymire. Bruce wed Ruth E. Cavanaugh on June 12, 1947, at Eagle Church on Blooming Grove Road; they celebrated 62 years of marriage.

Bruce attended the one-room Wallis Run #2 country school where his mother taught. In 1942, he graduated from the academic program at Montoursville High School where he participated in Future Farmers of America.

After helping his dad reap the summer harvest, “Bud” was hired at age 16 by Williamsport Furniture Company formerly located on Center Street; he then became a shipping clerk with Stroehmann Brothers cake division.

At age 17, Bruce was inducted into the United States Army Air Corps Reserves. Three weeks after his 18th birthday, he was called to active duty and, following basic training at Kessler Field in Biloxi, Mississippi, he served in Okinawa, Japan, and was honorably discharged near the end of World War II.
Bruce worked his way up through the ranks at Stroehmann (now Bimbo) for the next 43 years. As Personnel Manager, he gave many area residents their first job. Upon retirement from the bakery, he continued part time employment with Grit Publishing Company and Norcen Industries for more than a decade.

Surviving are sons Ronald W. (Lea) Frymire and Thomas A. Frymire of Cogan Station, Brian K. (Jeanne McCaslin) Frymire of Trout Run, his devoted daughter Cheryl A. Frymire of South Williamsport, grandsons Nathan T. Frymire and Adam M. (Allison) Frymire, granddaughter Megan J. (Wade) Pryor; and great grandsons Wyatt, Wesley and Jensen Pryor. Bruce was lovingly revered as Pap by cousin Karen Kessler, Jeanne McCaslin and her daughters Darena and Megan, and Darena’s son Noah. Bruce was preceded in death by his wife, parents and sisters Ruth Ann Frymire and Carolyn I. (C. Lamar) Betts.

Bruce was a member of Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church and also attended services at Heshbon United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd Degree Mason with John F. Laedlein Lodge #707. He served many years in numerous community organizations including president of the Williamsport Area Management Club, YMCA membership chairman, the local state employment office advisory council and various roles in other fraternal and civic groups. He was a past president of the Lycoming County Beekeepers Association and helped organize the local chapter of Pennsylvania Nut Growers Association.

Known far and wide as an avid naturalist and outdoorsman, Bruce invested much of his avocational and recreational hours growing and grafting trees, vegetable and flower gardening, beekeeping, fishing, trapping and hunting primarily at “The Lot” he owned along Lycoming Creek and, at the family homestead, he also raised sheep and other livestock. His various exhibits at the Pennsylvania Farm Show and area County Fairs earned hundreds of awards over more than 40 years.

Bruce and Ruth, besides enjoying square dancing when they were physically able, spent roughly two decades camping throughout the state in their 28-foot travel trailer with fellow recreational vehicle enthusiasts.

A stranger to virtually no one, Bruce will be remembered for his humility and his devotion to his family. He maintained connections with people through playing cards and bingo and spending his twilight hours exchanging emails with family and friends. He will be missed by many friends throughout the world.

A life celebration service will be held at 6:30 pm Wednesday, August 2, at Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church, 656 West Creek Road, Hepburnville. Visitation will begin at 4 pm prior to the service. Robert Wallace, pastor of Heshbon United Methodist Church, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Wallis Run United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: July 31, 2017




Ellen Louise Heim Davis

Ellen Louise Heim Davis, 87, of Williamsport, passed away, Saturday, July 22, 2017, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward E. "Ted" Davis.

Born May 21, 1930, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late William E. Heim and Kathryn Elizabeth Mincemoyer.

Ellen was a 1948 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was a respected local Realtor for many years. She was a Licensed Realtor with Betty Steinbacher Real Estate where she was a member of the Lycoming County Board of Realtors, Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. Ellen and her husband Ted Davis, a local photographer, were also real estate investors.

Although Ellen was an active Real Estate Agent for many years, she developed a special interest in Real Estate Appraising and continued her education to become a Licensed Real Estate Broker and then earned the coveted nationally recognized designation of SRA. She was one of only 3 appraisers in Lycoming County to have acquired that special professional designation at that time. She owned and operated Ellen H. Davis Appraisals for many years out of the Ted Davis Studios on Hepburn Street in Williamsport where she worked alongside her husband of more than 50 years before his death in 2008 ended that marital union.

Surviving are a niece, several nephews, several cousins and many dear and close friends.

At Ellen's request, there will be no visitation and the funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: July 28, 2017

Beverly Claire Pfeil

Beverly Claire Pfeil, 79, of Hughesville, died Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Arista Care, Loyalsock.

Born June 23, 1938 in Madison, WI, she was a daughter of the late Burdella Pleus.

Beverly enjoyed knitting, crafts and crossword puzzles.

Surviving are a daughter, Sheryl L. (Dave) Stahlnecker of Hughesville; and two grandchildren, Noah R. Stahlnecker and Kayla M. Stahlnecker, both of Hughesville

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 31, 2017

Norma R. Miller

Norma R. Miller, 92, of Muncy and formerly of Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Muncy Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center. Surviving is her son William (Laurie) Miller, of Muncy. In keeping with her wishes, services will be held privately.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: July 31, 2017




Josephine M. Salvatori

Josephine M. Salvatori, 79, of Lock Haven passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at her home.

Born on December 15, 1937 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Dicello Lapriola.

Josephine was a 1957 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School.
She married Sebastian Salvatori who preceded her in death.

She worked as a caregiver.

Josephine was a member of the Holy Spirit Parish, St. Agnes Catholic Church.
Earlier in life, she was an avid bowler.

Josephine loved spending time with her family.

Surviving is her son, Robert (Lori) Salvatori of Reading; her two daughters, Pamela (Victor) Fink of Sierra Vista, Arizona and Angela (David) Steele of Williamsport; a brother, Frank Lapriola of Lock Haven; six grandchildren: Zachary Fink, Katelyn Faith, Anthony Salvatori, Jarrod Rabold, Makayla Steele, and Gianna Steele; and nine great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Philomena Leone and five brothers: Angelo, Anthony, Michael, Vito, and Pasquel Lapriola.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven. Burial will follow at St. Agnes Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.


Posted: July 28, 2017

Jean D. (Gorney) Myers

Jean D. (Gorney) Myers, 86, of Bloomsburg, formerly of Williamsport, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Emmanuel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Danville, where she was a resident for the past three and a half years. 

Jean was born on August 28, 1930 in Nanticoke and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sophie (Augustyniak) Gorney. She graduated from Nanticoke High School. Jean was married for 55 years to her childhood sweetheart, the late Raymond A. Myers, until his death in October 2005. Jean dedicated much of her adult life to raising her family of seven children. She later worked outside the home in several clerical positions, including serving as the secretary for the Curriculum Directors for the Williamsport Area School District, for 15 years prior to retiring in 1986. Jean was a member of the St. Luke Lutheran Church in Bloomsburg.  Jean was extremely creative and had many hobbies. In her earlier years, she spent her spare time learning and creating a wide variety of seasonal crafts, as well as sewing clothes for her children and dolls. In her later years, she enjoyed collecting porcelain dolls and Barbie dolls. Jean was also well known for her “green thumb”, and could grow just about anything! She loved gardening in her private greenhouse and her yard was always lush and vibrant with color throughout the seasons.

Jean is survived by her seven children, who are named in order from the oldest to youngest: Donna J. Fosselman of Montoursville, Cathy J. Hobensack (husband, Scott) of Long Beach Island, NJ, Gary R. Myers (wife, Deborah) of Watsontown, Randy W. Myers (wife, Vicki) of Muncy, Brenda J. Monick (husband, John) of Bloomsburg, Dennis G. Myers (wife, Dawn) and Jeffrey J. Myers (wife Donna), both of Montoursville. She has been blessed with 14 wonderful grandchildren ranging in age from 24-40 years old. They include Patrick, Mitchell and Nicholas McMunn, Brian Hobensack, Stephanie (Hobensack) Shreckengast, Eric Hobensack, Kimberly (Myers) Hunter, Melissa (Myers) Stutzman, Laura (Myers) Treas, Amanda Schoffstall, Alyssa Schoffstall, Aaron Monick, Matthew Myers, and Angela (Myers) Rhone. At last count, Jean has 17 great-grandchildren ranging in ages from 9 months-old to 20 years-old. She also has three step grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.  

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her two sisters; Theda Hildenberger, Tarpon Springs, Florida, and Nonee Siergiej, Birmingham, Alabama.

There will be a public viewing 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m.  The Reverend Tim Hartzel will officiate the service.  A private family interment will be held in the Nanticoke Cemetery on Monday morning.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Please send condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: July 28, 2017

Clarence R. “Ralph” McErn

Clarence R. “Ralph” McErn, 69, of Williamsport died Monday, July 24, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport.

Born September 8, 1947 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Clarence E. and Virginia M. Fishburn McErn.

Ralph retired from the maintenance department at Lycoming College. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Citizens Fire Department of South Williamsport.
He is survived by his sisters, Donna (Glenn) Laughrey and Mary (James) Watt both of Williamsport, eight nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his companion, Donna Smaltz, and siblings, Joseph Passuello, Mildred Ward and Donald McErn.

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

Memorial Contributions in Ralph’s name may be made to the South Williamsport Fire Department, 573 Hastings Street, South Williamsport, PA 17702.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: July 28, 2017




Barbara E. Boyd

Barbara E. Boyd, 86, of 69 Park Place, Muncy, died peacefully surrounded by her family at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center UPMC on July 25, 2017. Barbara was born in Williamsport on April 4, 1931, the daughter of Lewis and Martha Enterline Yeagle. She is retired from the fomer Silvania Photo Flash Plant in Montoursville. Barbara was member of the Moose Lodge No. 145, the Montoursville American Legion and the 40 et 8 club in Williamsport. She enjoyed reading, doing needlepoint, spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and coloring in adult coloring books. She was preceded in death by her husband Bert Boyd in 2014. Her children survive her, Sandra (Fred) Pettit, of South Williamsport, Raymond (Sue) Boyd, of Milton, Robert (Kim) Boyd, of South Williamsport and Susan (Harvey) Carey, of Spring Grove, Fla. Her 7 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren also survive her as well as a sister, Sharon (Barre) Yeagle Barto, of Picture Rocks; and a brother, John (Kim) Yeagle, of Duboistown. A private graveside service will be held in Twin Hills Memorial Park. The family will provide the flowers and memorial contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to the S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701. crousefuneralhome@comcast.net


Posted: July 27, 2017

Dean S. Paulhamus

Dean S. Paulhamus, 75, of Muncy, formerly of Cogan Station, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at his home with his loving family by his side.

Born February 9, 1942 in Jersey Shore, he was a son of Clifton G. and Ruth L. (Hughes) Paulhamus.

Dean was a 1960 graduate of Williamsport High School and worked as a truck driver for over 40 years. He enjoyed farming, woodworking, NASCAR, Penn State Football, and was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 29 years Doris R. (Heinze) Paulhamus, whom he married Feb. 14, 1988, three daughters Teresa L. Paulhamus of Harrisburg, Tamie R. Paulhamus of Montgomery, and Susan M. Betts (Herb) of Muncy Valley, step-children Darlene M. Wagner (Jeff) of Linden, Debbie S. Grimes (Allen) of Linden, Dwayne A. Koons (Elizabeth) of Jersey Shore, and Denise A. Gee (Steven) of Trout Run, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, three step great grandchildren, a sister Joyce P. Hall (Philip) of Montoursville, and Carol D. Morehart (Dennis) of Salem, VA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Kevin D. Paulhamus in 1988.  

A funeral service to honor the life of Dean will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 29 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport with the Rev. Peter C. Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in State Road Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Dean’s name be made to Calvary Baptist Church 42 Washington Blvd. Williamsport, or the American Cancer Society 1948 3rd St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: July 28, 2017

Diane L. Lapp

Diane L. Lapp, 55, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at her home.  There will be no services.  Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: July 28, 2017




Charles E. (Chuck) Kahle

Charles E. (Chuck) Kahle, 77, a resident of Selinsgrove, PA, formerly of Williamsport, PA, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Saturday, May 25, 1940, he was the son of the late Elmer H. and Catherine E. (Glaze) Kahle.

He was the husband of Donna J. (Hoff) Kahle with whom he would have celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary on August 28th.

Chuck was a 1958 graduate of Jersey Shore High School and attended Penn State University. He honorably served during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army while stationed in Germany and Korea. He was employed as a programmer by IBM for over 26 years. Following his retirement he enjoyed dabbling in antiques and restoring picture frames.

Chuck enjoyed photography, gardening, pitching quoits, traveling, having lunch with friends, researching the Kahle genealogy and especially enjoyed jig saw puzzles with his sisters. Chuck and Donna enjoyed vacationing in Scotland, Hawaii and the U.S.A. He is sadly missed by his beloved cat Mooney.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Gina and husband Donald McCoy, Hagerstown, MD; Wendy Kelly, Laurel, MD; four grandchildren, Blake (Sarah) McCoy, Falling Waters, WV; Brooke McCoy, serving with the US Air Force at Colorado Springs, CO.; Katelyn Kelly-Serio (Tina Serio), Halethorpe, MD; Colin (Alysha) Kelly, serving in the US Navy at Chesapeake, VA; one brother, Walter H. (Anita) Kahle, Merrimack, New Hampshire; three sisters, Marjorie A. Tosloskie, Paxinos, PA; Patricia L. Kahle, New Iberia, LA; Deborah S. Kahle, Nashville, TN and family friend, Sean Kelly. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Camdyn and Lucy Kelly and Paytyn McCoy and a fourth great-grandchild, expected in September and several special nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, July 29, 2017 with Reverend Arlene P. Beechert, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Muncy, officiating. Interment will be in the Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call on Saturday from 11:00 - 12:00 Noon at the funeral home. Graveside military honors will be accorded by the joint veterans organizations. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to your local animal shelter. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.


Posted: July 27, 2017

Gary D. Hedgcock

Gary D. Hedgcock, 64, of Linden, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Surviving is his wife, Linda K. (Smith) Hedgcock, with whom they would have celebrated 44 years of marriage on November 4.

Born June 4, 1953, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Archie Hedgcock and Etta Mae (Leavell) Capps, of Williamsport.

Gary was a graduate of Williamsport High School. He retired as a crew chief from the Williamsport Water Authority in 2015 after 44 years.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 106 F. & A.M. and East End Hunting Club. He loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing and riding his ATV and Harley. Gary also enjoyed woodworking and bowling. Most of all Gary cherished being a loving and devoted husband, father and "Poppy."

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a son, Luke W. Hedgcock (Rachel Mancuso), of Linden; a grandson, Bryce Hedgcock; and a sister, Dixie L. Haldeman (Duane), of Williamsport.

In keeping with his wishes there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Gary’s name to www.pancan.org.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: July 27, 2017

Margaret L. (Peggy) Bower

Margaret L. (Peggy) Bower, 86, a resident of Allenwood, PA, was accepted with opened arms by her heavenly Father on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in The Gatehouse at Williamsport, PA. Born in Balls Mills, Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, June 26, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Melvern and Reda (Snyder) Fox.

She was the widow of Donovan L. Bower who preceded her in death on August 14, 2006.

Peggy had been employed by several local sewing factories in the Montgomery area.

She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church at Elimsport, PA. for over 60 years where she held various positions. Peggy enjoyed gardening and canning. She especially enjoyed time spent with her family.

She is survived by three children, Reda E. Persun, Allenwood, PA; David D. and wife Kathy Bower, Milton, PA; Kevin J. and wife Darlene Bower, Allenwood, PA; one sister, Ellen B. and husband Orrin Bower, Muncy, PA; seven grandchildren, Robyn Persun; Rebecca Duck; David D. Bower; Christopher Bower; Joshua Bower; Jeremy Bower; Justin Bower; one brother-in-law, John I. and wife Judy Bower, Watsontown, PA. Peggy is also survived by seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by eleven siblings; Kenneth Fox, Malvern Fox, Lawrence Fox, Harry Fox, Velma Brown, Alverna Blaser, Gerald Fox, Mary Satteson, Maurice Fox, Elwin Fox, Arthur Fox.

Funeral services will be conducted from St. John's United Methodist Church, 715 Pikes Peak Road, Allenwood, PA at 11:30 A.M. on Monday, July 31, 2017 with Pastor Michael Hill, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call on Monday from 10:00 - 11:30 A.M. at the church. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Health Foundation, C/O The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the St. John's United Methodist Church, 715 Pikes Peak Road, Allenwood, PA 17810. 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 27, 2017




Andrew Kondisko, Jr.

To paraphrase Tom Brokaw, "We have lost another member of the greatest generation." Andrew Kondisko, Jr., 89, a resident of Williamsport, PA, formerly of Lock Haven, PA, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 in The Hillside Assisted Living Community at Montoursville, PA. Born in Philipsburg, Centre County, PA, on Sunday, February 19, 1928, he was the son of the late Andrew and Esther (Bologi) Kondisko.

He was the widower of Doris (Marince) Kondisko who preceded him in death in 2012. They were inseparable and loved to travel.

Andy honorably served during the Second World War with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre.

He was retired from the Northrop Grumman Corporation in California and had previously been employed by Piper Aircraft at Lock Haven.

He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church at Lock Haven, PA. Andy enjoyed hunting and was an avid Phillies fan.

He is survived by two sons, James and wife Elizabeth Kondisko, Williamsport, PA; Les "Ron" and wife Karen Kondisko, Philadelphia, PA; six grandchildren, Michele (Eric) Bergman; Brian (Kris) Kondisko; Jessica Ledsome; Sarah (Steven) Aloi; Krista Kondisko and Grant Kondisko. He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Innichement will take place in the Wildwood 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 25, 2017

Mary Elizabeth (Boehm) Facey

Mary Elizabeth (Boehm) Facey, 88, died on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at her home.

She was married on September 24, 1949 to the late Karlyle F. “Karl” Facey who had died on March 7, 2014.

Mary was born on March 15, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY and was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Cantwell) Boehm. She had worked at the Pennsylvania College of Technology as an administrative assistant for the dental hygiene program. She was a member of the Church of St. Ann in Williamsport. She was a devoted volunteer for Meals on Wheels for many years and enjoyed reading, family and friends.

Mary is survived by two sons; Peter G. Facey (Mindy) of Williamsport and David C. Facey of State College, two daughters; Carol E. Schaum (Paul) of Hanover and Katherine M. Wallace (Michael) of State College, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son; Mark E. Facey in December 2016.

There will be a memorial mass held 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Church of St. Ann, 1120 Northway Rd., Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the STEP office of Aging; Meals on Wheels, 2138 Lincoln St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: July 25, 2017

Arthur J. Hubble, Jr.

Arthur J. Hubble, Jr., 87, of Williamsport, died on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Manor Care South.

Arthur was born in Parma, Ohio on June 22, 1930 and was the son of the late Arthur and Lucille (Yunker) Hubble, Sr. He had worked as a farmer, worked for the city of Virginia Beach and had also lived in California.

He is survived by two sisters; Shirley Jacobs of Geneva, OH and Harriet Smith of Columbus, OH and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, and sisters; Betty Hubble, Evelyn Wobser, Phyllis Galaska, LaVerne Snider, Arlene Stiadle and Alice Jackson.

Services will be private.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: July 25, 2017




Elmer Butler, Jr.

Elmer Butler, Jr. of Mill Hall, passed away on July 23, 2017 at the age of 84.

Son of Sylvester and Helen Butler of Lock Haven, he was born on November 3, 1932 in Flemington, PA.

He graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1950. He was employed for 32 years at Piper Aircraft. He moved to Marietta, GA in 1984 to work for Lockheed Martin and retired from Boeing, Macon GA. He returned to live in Pennsylvania in 2013. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and tinkering with computers.

Mr. Butler was a member of the Flemington First Church of Christ and the Lock Haven Elk’s.

He is survived by Patsy Bulter (Lamey), his high school sweetheart of 65 years. Mr. Butler had 5 children David E Butler (PeggyAnn) of Kylertown (deceased), Susan VanGorder (Robert) of Atlanta, GA, Douglas Butler (Brenda) of Duncansville, PA, Cynthia Prough (Steven)of Lock Haven, Tracy Renner of Chesapeake, VA. He was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Flemington First Church of Christ, 714 Canal St., Mill Hall, Pa 17751 with Rev. Tom Jones officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton County SPCA, 33 Mill Hill Rd., Lock Haven, Pa 17745.

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

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


Posted: July 25, 2017

Barbara L Carl

Barbara L Carl, 77, of New Columbia went home to our Lord and was reunited with her loving husband, “Bud” on July 21, 2017 at the Watsontown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Watsontown.

She was born on February 23, 1940 at the family home in Milton to the late Charles Lee and June (Spotts) Parker.

On June 29, 1963 Barbara married the late Roland H. “Bud” Carl, Jr. and they celebrated 45 years of marriage together until his death on May 26, 2009.

Barbara was a graduate of the Milton Area High School. Prior to being the loving mother of 5 children she worked at the shoe factory in Milton. After all of her children were in school, she reentered the workforce at JPM, which is from where she retired. Barbara was an avid bingo player, and tried to help those in need however she could.

She is survived by: one son; Michael L Carl and his fiancé Tanya, four daughters; Angela J Donlin and her husband Edward, Elizabeth S. Schleig, and her significant other, Burton, Rebecca A Kurtz and her fiancé Kevin, Patty E Hoey and her fiancé Elmer, fifteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one brother; Lee Parker and two sisters; Linda Noll and Nancy Hendricks,

In addition to her parents and husband, Barbara was preceded in death by one brother; Charles “Chuck” Parker.

A public viewing will be held from 10:00 – 11:00a.m., Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton followed by the funeral at 11:00. Burial will follow in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

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Posted: July 25, 2017

James R. "Jim" Levering

James R. "Jim" Levering, 59, of Williamsport, passed away unexpectedly with his loving wife of 27 years, Barbara E. (Hibbler) Levering, by his side.

Born Sept. 27, 1957, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Thomas C. Levering and Patti A. (Russell) Levering, of Williamsport.

Jim was a graduate of Williamsport High School. He was currently employed at Wire Rope Inc. as a supervisor for 27 years.

He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. Jim was an avid Ohio State Buckeye’s fan and a diehard New York Yankee’s fan. He enjoyed playing softball and other sports during his younger years and loved being outdoors and fishing.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a son, James R. Levering Jr. (Amanda); a daughter, Brittany J. Gohl; two grandsons, Zairek J. and Jahkai L. Gohl; a brother, Thomas Levering II (Linda), all of Williamsport; seven nephews; and a brother-in-law, Dennis Klabik, of Tenn.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a daughter, Monica Rae Shearer; and a sister, Laralee Klabik.

A memorial service to honor the life of Jim will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Mulberry St., Williamsport. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service at Christ Episcopal Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s name to Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Mulberry St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: July 25, 2017




Robert “Bump” Brungard

Robert “Bump” Brungard, 66, of Lock Haven passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Born on May 15, 1951 in Bl
anchard, he was the son of the late Pete and Dorothy Miller Brungard.
Bump was a 1969 graduate of Lock Haven High School and later earned a degree in Law Enforcement from Lycoming College.

Over the years he was employed in various positions including Manager at Bottorf Shoe Store, Supervisor at Champion Auto Parts, a Police Officer for Woodward Township, a bartender for numerous clubs in Lock Haven, and finally in security at Assets Protection where he worked until this past June.

On June 22, 2002, he married the former Deborah Brown who survives.

Bump attended Liberty Baptist Church, Blanchard.

He was a member of the Lock Haven Moose, Sons of Italy, and the Jaycees where he served as a United States Ambassador. Bump was also a former member of the American Legion, VFW, 40 & 8, and the Castanea Fire Company.

Bump enjoying making meatballs at the Sons of Italy and often could be found volunteering at parties there.

A favorite time for him was working the pizza stand with the Jaycees at the Labor Day Regatta which he looked forward to every year.

Bump loved watching sports, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. He also enjoyed shooting pool.

In addition to his wife, Deborah Brungard of Lock Haven, he is survived by his children: Chad Brungard of Milesburg, Dennis R. (Carla) Caprio, Jr. of Mackeyville, Rickie (Trish) Worden of Mackeyville, and Jaimi (Brad) Gaines of Howard; his grandchildren: Becca Brungard, Kyle Brown, Hunter Gaines, Kyra Caprio, Jade Confer, Haden Heichel, Mason Worden, and Austin Worden; and numerous great grandchildren.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald “Boomer” Brungard.

A Memorial Service for Bump will be announced at a later date.

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

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


Posted: July 20, 2017

Thomas C. “Charley” Smith

Thomas C. “Charley” Smith, 66, of Houston Ave., Montgomery, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Manor Care Health, Williamsport.

Born March 26, 1951 in Bloomsburg, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Mary R. (Wallis) Smith.

He was a 1968 graduate of Hughesville High School.  He enjoyed spending time outdoors while trout fishing and deer hunting.

Charley is survived by his sister:  Mamie Smith of Muncy; two step-brothers:  Frank Dyer of Watsontown, Roy Dyer of Milton; one step-sister:  Marie Scholl of Milton, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Wallis James and Donald C. Smith and two step-brothers, Myron and Raymond Dyer, and step-father, Walter Dyer.

Friends and family are invited to a graveside service Friday, August 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PC, 124 Main Street, Watsontown. www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com


Posted: July 25, 2017

Russell J. Wirnsberger

Russell J. Wirnsberger, 79, of Lewisburg died Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Lewisburg.

He was born on August 31, 1937 in Milwaukee, WI and was the son of the late Joseph E. and Shirley (Paska) Wirnsberger.

On March 18, 1961 Russell married the former Rita M. (Jazwiecki), who survives, and they celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary this year.

Russell was a graduate of the Rufus King High School, Milwaukee, WI Class of 1955. He went on and obtained his bachelor’s degree from UW – LaCrosse Class of 1959. After several years Russell finally earned his master’s in administration from U.W. – Milwaukee Class of 1979. Russell worked as a teacher/coach and retired from Greer, S.C. in 1990.

He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Greer, SC, a Mason as a Grand Master and was involved with the fellowship of Christian athletes. Russell enjoyed golfing, reading, collecting books, model railroading and was a avid Wisconsin sports fan especially the Packers.

In addition to his wife, Rita Russell is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law; John R. and Jeri Wirnsberger of Panama City, FL, David E. and Sharon Wirnsberger of Taylors, SC and Daniel J. and Dana Wirnsberger of Lewisburg, four daughters and two sons-in-law; Deborah A. Blancarte of Overland Park, KS, Susan F. and James Earle of Montclair, NJ, Mary S. Dartez of Lafayette, LA and Rebecca J. and Timothy Hoch of Charlotte, NC., 20 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents Russell was preceded in death by one brother; Thomas E. Wirnsberger.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rita M. Wirnsberger at 340 JPM Road, Apt 108, Lewisburg, PA 17837 to help offset funeral costs.

Services for Russell will be held privately at the convenience to the family at a later date. Arrangements for Russell are being handled by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

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Posted: July 25, 2017




Leona Mae Sabo

Leona Mae Sabo, 91, of Williamsport, passed away at UPMC Susquehanna on Wednesday July 19, 2017.

She was born in Williamsport on Feb. 10, 1926, a daughter of Samuel S. and Elsie Mae Williams.

Leona was a member of Pine St. United Methodist Church, and had been employed at the former GTE Sylvania in Montoursville, in addition she had worked as a crossing guard for WASD and as a Tax Assessor.

She and her husband, Francis J. Sabo were married July 21, 1951, he preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 1988.

Surviving are her children, Francis J. Sabo V (Camille), Melody S. Miller (Dennis), Christopher P. Sabo (Robin); 11 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren; and a sister, Peggy A. Ogden.

In addition to her parents and husband; 12 siblings, Morgan T., Estella R. Jones, Hugh R., Betty J. Raper, Sarah L. Garner, Samuel S., Grace E. Revak, Mary Lou E. Laurenson, Elsie E. Brion, Harry W., Rhoda G. Williams and Phillip N. all preceded her in death.

The family will receive family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday July 21, 2017, at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22,, 2017 with the Rev. Doug. Eberly officiating followed by burial at Wildwood Cemetery.

www.crousefuneralhome.com.


Posted: July 20, 2017

Robert A. Carothers

Robert A. Carothers, 87, formerly of Williamsport went to be with the Lord Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Hospice of the Panhandle, Kearneysville, WV.

Born October 31, 1929 in Lock Haven, he was a son of the late LeRoy I. and Catherine E. Wetzel Carothers.

Robert was a 1949 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was employed by Mid Penn Magazine and Roadway Express.

Robert was a veteran of U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and belonged to the Scott Key Campers of Frederick, MD. Robert was also field director of Family Campers and RV.

Surviving is his daughter, Michelle Caruso of Mechanicsburg, four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, a sister Lorraine Fisher and two brothers Richard and Edward Carothers.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Virginia (Beaghan) Carothers, and two daughters, Robin Hetrick and Tammy Sottile.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday July 29, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. The family will receive friend from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert's name may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430 or to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: July 20, 2017

Joseph E. Mazzante

Joseph E. Mazzante, 59, of Montoursville, died July 18, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna surrounded by his loving family who never left his side. He was born April 28, 1958 in Williamsport, the son of the late Louis J., Jr. and Eleanor C. (Cillo) Mazzante.

He was the owner of Mazzante Disposal, which will continue to be operated by the family, a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, enjoyed sports, especially the New York Yankees and his family. He was a fine and generous man who was loyal to his family and friends. His benevolence was extended to many on his routes and we thank them for their patronage. He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, the former Susan E. Hornberger; three daughters, Erica E. (Steve) Rupp of Loyalsock Twp., Katlyn N. Mazzante of Montoursville, and Alexis Jo Mazzante at home; two brothers, John R. (Valerie) Mazzante of Montoursville and Louis J., III (Julia) Mazzante of Montoursville; a sister, Marilouise (Michael) Mazzante; five nephews, five nieces, a great-nephew, and a great-niece.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 noon, Monday, July 24 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville with Rev. Michael S. McCormick as celebrant. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Family and friends will be received from 5 – 7 p.m., Sunday, July 23 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to L.C.C.C.S., The Children’s Development Center, 625 W. Edwin St., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: July 20, 2017




Harry E. Herman

Harry E. Herman, 83, formerly of Howard passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born on September 6, 1933 in Loganton, he was the son of the late Harry Albert and Lillian Greene Herman.

Harry was a Veteran, having served during the Korean War.

In 1974, he married the love of his life, the former Alice Yocum, with whom he celebrated 43 years of marriage.

Harry was employed by Piper Aircraft until its closing and then at Dan’s Garage.

He was an avid fisherman, traveling to various fishing spots including Canada and the ocean to deep sea fish.

Together with his wife, Harry enjoyed camping and spending many winters in Florida.

Surviving is a niece, JoAnn Reeder, and a nephew, Harry Kramer.

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

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Pastor Ben LeClair officiating.

Memorial contributions in Harry’s name may be made to either the American Heart Association or Nightengales Personal Care Home through the funeral home.

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


Posted: July 18, 2017

Marvin G. Elliott

Marvin G. Elliott, 80, of Third Street, Watsontown, went to be with his God on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Watsontown Health and Rehab.

Born May 27, 1937 in Muncy, he was the son of the late Gerald L. "Sam" and Dorothy P. (Black) Elliott.  On November 10, 1956 he married the former Shirley M. Ketchum and they have celebrated 60 years of marriage.

He was a graduate of Watsontown High School and had worked at Paulson Wirerope Corp. of Sunbury for 36 years earlier in life and then pursued a career in real estate with Century 21 C& K Realty of Milton for 18 years.

He was a “Mr. Fix-it” kind of guy and could fix and install most anything that came his way.  He enjoyed NASCAR and football and tinkering in his pool, and he could be found many sunny afternoons floating on his raft.

Surviving besides his wife are three children:  Deborah Elliott, Watsontown; Jeff Elliott and his partner Ricardo Dalby of Tampa, FL; and Stacy Elliott, Watsontown; a brother, Wilbur H. (Carol) Elliott, Watsontown; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to a graveside service Thursday at 11:00 AM at the Watsontown Cemetery where the Rev. Ryan T. Krauss of Watsontown United Methodist Church will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in his memory be made to the American Cancer Society Central Susquehanna Unit, 57 Reitz Blvd, Suite 102, Lewisburg, PA 17837.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PC, 124 Main Street, Watsontown. www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com


Posted: July 19, 2017

Helen L. Ulmer

Helen L. Ulmer died peacefully in her sleep July 18, 2017 at home with her family by her side. She was born April 9, 1920 in Rose Valley, the daughter of the late Lawrence S. and Pearl A. (Heim) Bower.

She married Elwood F. Ulmer on Nov. 1, 1941 and they celebrated 55 years of marriage until his passing on Apr. 11, 1997. She and her husband owned and operated the family dairy farm in Rose Valley.

She enjoyed baking, canning, working puzzle books, and especially spending time with her family. She was a member of Rose Valley United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school, played piano, and baked the best cookies in the county for the Bible school kids. She was also a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and the Blooming Grove Historical Society.

She is survived by her children. Randall (Jeanne) Ulmer, Jeanetta Ulmer, and Carol Ulmer, daughter-in-law, Barbara Ulmer all of Trout Run; sister, Aletha Wright; sister-in-law, JoAnne Bower; grandchildren, Ronald Ulmer, Jr., Susan (Matt) Bower, Douglas (Tammy) Ulmer, and Meredith (Dan) Dawes, and great-grandchildren, April Ulmer, Jakob Bower, Chase Bower, Reagan Ulmer, and Nathan Ulmer.

She was predeceased by a son, Ronald Ulmer, Sr.; a daughter, Saundra Ulmer; a brother, John Bower, and two sisters, Eleanor Kepner and Ruth Monse.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, July 22 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Pastor Ellie Benna officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery. A viewing will be held for family and friends from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank Susquehanna Home Hospice for the care they provided for the last two years.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rose Valley United Methodist Church, 5121 Rose Valley Rd., Trout Run, PA 17771 or UPMC Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: July 19, 2017




Jody M. Killinger

Jody M. Killinger, 44, of Woolrich passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 at Jersey Shore Hospital.

Born on January 5, 1973 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of Edward W. and Sharon Wagner Conklin.

She was a 1993 graduate of Lock Haven High School and then went on to earn several degrees.

On September 20, 2002, Jody married Scott Killinger who survives.
Over the years, she was employed by Lock Haven Hospital as a nursing assistant and then as a nurse for Dr. Keith Adam and Dr. Chapla. Jody most recently took on the role of caring for her daughters full-time, including being their learning coach.

Jody loved cryptozoology, anything paranormal, fishing, taking walks, and playing games with her friends via her computer.

Most important to her were her daughters who took priority over everything else.

Surviving is her husband, Scott Killinger of Woolrich; her two daughters, Emma Ann and Johnnie Marie, both of Woolrich; her mother, Sharon Conklin of Woolrich; her mother and father-in-law, Relda and James Kinley of Beech Creek; two uncles, John (Tina) Wagner of Pine Creek and Tim (Ellen) Wagner of New York; an aunt, Patricia (Rick) Day of Cogan Station; many cousins; and several nieces and nephews.

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, 2017

Dorothy E. Keller

Dorothy E. Keller, 86, of Montoursville, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born August 8, 1930 in Unityville, she was a daughter of the late William C. and Edna S. (Miller) Gordner.

Dorothy enjoyed flower gardening, canning, and listening to country music. She also loved square dancing and spending time with her family.

Surviving are two daughters, Connie D. (James) Keller-Reeder of Montoursville, and Carolyn J. Keller of Watsontown; a son, William H. Sr. (Bonnie) Green of Unityville; four brothers, Gilbert (Jean) Gordner of Turbotville, Larry (Audrey) Gordner of Sonestown, Dave Gordner of Muncy Valley, and Lonnie Gordner of Unityville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by two daughters, Donna L. Keller-Funk and Debbie M. Widell; and a brother, Richard Watts.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery, Unityville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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


Posted: July 18, 2017

Joyce Mary Ward

Joyce Mary Ward, 79, died peacefully on July 16, 2017, at the Gate House.

Joyce was born on June 18, 1938, in Jersey Shore, the daughter of Louise Hamilton. In 1956, Joyce married Dean Larue Ward and lived in Salladasburg, Pennsylvania. They eventually relocated to Mansfield, Pennsylvania and raised their 4 sons. In addition to raising their 4 children, Joyce was active with her church. Joyce enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time with family.

Joyce is survived by her brother, Steve; and sisters, Alberta and Barbara; sons, Randy Dean Ward, of Rittman, Ohio, Daniel Ward (Jill), of Montgomery, Dale Ward (Lisa), of Frederick, Colorado, and Michael Ward (Kathy), of Dover, Pa.; 6 grandchildren, 8 great- grandchildren, and numerous other relatives.

Visitation and services will be held at Crouse Funeral Home at 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, on July 19th. Visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with service starting at 1 p.m. Immediately following the service, interment will be at the Jersey Shore Cemetery.

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Posted: July 18, 2017




Patrick James Rafferty

Surrounded by the love of his family, Patrick James Rafferty, 58, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 8, 2017 after a brief illness.

Born in Williamsport on February 24, 1959, he was the son of the late Daniel W. and the late Kathleen Griffin Rafferty. He was a graduate of the former Stevens Middle School and Williamsport Area High School, He was a life-long member of the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation, now St. Joseph the Worker parish in Williamsport.

Over his lifetime he was employed at Dice Surgical Supply, Lowe's and as a courier for a local law firm. Most recently he worked along side family at Rivals.

He was widely appreciated for his joke-telling and his warm, friendly manner. He never met anyone he didn't like and was aptly described as the "sweetest soul who ever walked the earth." He spent many years taking wonderful care of his mother after the passing of his father. He enjoyed wearing snappy clothes and a splash of great cologne. He really loved muscle cars, especially his candy apple red 1978 Dodge Magnum with its pipes roaring and radio blaring. He loved disco dancing and the company of friends and family. He was especially fond of his nephews and nieces — Ryan, Brennan and Reagan Rafferty, Sharon Rafferty Nevill, Meghan Rafferty Mercaldo, Kassy Rafferty Flock, Tessie and Dan Rafferty, Alicia Eisner Ball and Joel Eisner, as well as numerous cousins, grandnephews and grandnieces.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Dennis J. Rafferty.

He is survived by his life partner Tom Baier, of Williamsport, a sister, Janet L. Eisner (Steve Eisner), of Marlton, NJ and two brothers, Michael R. Rafferty (Patricia Roth), Daniel T. Rafferty (Bill Wallick) of Williamsport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in his honor Saturday, July 22 at 11 a.m. at the church, 700 West Fourth Street, Williamsport. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. in the church portico.

The family will provide the flowers. In light of his life-long love of animals, donations can be made in Patrick's name to the Lycoming County SPCA. If you would like to share any photos of Patrick, please email them to vannuccifoto@gmail.com.


Posted: July 17, 2017

William H. Sober

William H. Sober, Sr., 87, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.  He was born June 23, 1930, a son of the William Bright and Dorothy A. Bower Sober.

He retired from the Purolator Courier Co. in 1991 and was a member of Dietrick Lamade Masonic Lodge #755 in Williamsport; the Williamsport Scottish Rite, Zafar Grotto in South Williamsport where he was a Past Monarch serving in 1999.

He had a large license plate collection; collected various cardinal and lighthouse knick knacks, and had a number of flags.  Patriotic minded, he had a full size wooden cannon he built that could be setup and taken apart for various patriotic day displays.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife of 66 years, the former Edythe R. Heinlen; a daughter, Elaine Fay Sober, granddaughter, Shannon M. Sober, and brothers, Donald E., Charles L. Paul G., Sober.

William is survived by four sons, William H. Sober, Jr. of Williamsport, Charles L. Sober of Williamsport, Robert A. Sober of Linden and Edward L. Sober of Ashland City, Tenn.; two daughters, Karen (Jim) Fink of Montoursville and Lynda (Jim) Snyder of Watsontown; 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and two brothers, Jack (Connie) Sober of Catasauqua, and Harry (Barb) Sober of Montoursville.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the Spitler funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Marty Coffey officiating.  Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.  A viewing for family and friends will be held from 10 – 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning at the funeral home where a Masonic service will be held at 9:45 a.m.


Posted: July 17, 2017

Paul I. Overdorf Sr.

Paul I. Overdorf Sr., 92, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at UPMC- Susquehanna Williamsport. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 plus years, Mary Ann (Runkle) Overdorf.

Born Aug. 6, 1924, in Mackeyville, he was a son of the late Percy N. and May E. (Barnard) Overdorf.

Paul was an Army Veteran serving during World War II. After his service in the military, he was employed with the former Stroehmann Bakeries for 35 years. He began working for Frosty Stroehmann and was on a first name basis with the Stroehmann family. While working there he did various jobs including roll baking and was a supervisor. Paul retired from K-Mart after 27 years of service.

He attended the Salvation Army for many years. He had over 10,000 hours of volunteering with the Williamsport Hospital Auxiliary and also volunteered at ManorCare Health Services South. Paul enjoyed putting things together, including model cars that he turned into lamps, tinkering and mowing the lawn.

Surviving are a son, the Rev. Paul I. Overdorf Jr. (Miriam), of South River, N.J.; a daughter, Paulette L. Rebstock (Raymond), of Canton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Katherine, Karen, Timothy and Christopher; five great-grandchildren; and friend and companion, Erma E. Hutchison, of Williamsport.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Lee Overdorf.

A memorial service to honor the life of Paul will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22 at the Salvation Army, 457 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701. 

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s name to the Salvation Army, 457 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701. 
   
Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: July 17, 2017




Jean Lorraine McDermott

Jean Lorraine McDermott, 83, of Williamsport, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born February 10, 1934 in Flint, MI, she was a daughter of Ralph and Rhea (Pease) Killing and one of nine children.

Jean was a 1952 graduate of Harbor Beach High School in Michigan. She was a loving mother and homemaker and retired from Wal-Mart in 2004. She was a member of the former Ascension Church and a current member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Jean enjoyed playing bingo and going on casino trips with her friends.

Surviving are her husband of 63 years John M. McDermott, whom she married February 27, 1954, five children John P. McDermott (Cindy) of Williamsport, Mary Ann Johnson (Steve) of Montoursville, Kenneth J. McDermott (Diane) of Cogan Station, Michael C. McDermott (Michelle) of Trout Run, and Lori J. Rhone (Brad) of Cogan Station, 17 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 9-9:50 a.m. Wednesday, July 19 in the portico at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth St. Williamsport, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Brian VanFossen officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial donations in Jean’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: July 17, 2017

Barbara Jean Higgins Bartunek

Barbara Jean Higgins Bartunek, formerly of Monroe, NJ, passed away on July 12, 2017 in Williamsport, PA, after a short illness.

Born February 4, 1946, she was a 1964 graduate of New Brunswick High School. She was preceded in death by her parents Vernon VanDoren Higgins and the former Beatrice Harris, her husband Robert Bartunek, and a son Charles David Hardy.

She is survived by her daughter, Christy Jean (Wilbur) Shaner of Hughesville; sisters Gail Orban (Joseph Krzaczkowski) of Milltown, NJ, Diane (George) Rademacher of Neptune, NJ; her beloved aunt Jean Drella of Somerset, NJ; her granddaughters Melissa (Justin) Hoffman, with whom she resided, Dominque Hardy, Courtney Oldweiler; grandsons Joshua McIntyre, Timothy Oldweiler; and two great grandchildren, Lauren and Blake Hoffman.

Barbara’s final act was to give the gift of life through organ donation.

In keeping with Barbara's wishes, services will private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at; www.stjude.org/Donate.

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

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


Posted: July 17, 2017

Shirley M. (Schodt) Litzelman

Shirley M. (Schodt) Litzelman, 80, of Trout Run, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 at her home.

She was married to Daniel L. Litzelman, who survives, on June 3, 1955. They have shared 62 years as husband and wife.

Shirley was born on November 13, 1936 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Harry and Edith M. (Moon) Schodt. She had worked at Weldon’s Garments from 1954 – 1956, Cobbles Shoes and then Home Health of Williamsport, retiring in 1997. She was Methodist by faith. She was a member of the Arnot Sportsman’s Club, enjoyed watching Penn State Football, fishing, hunting, cooking, baking and canning, but most of all, loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Daniel, she is survived by four daughters; Susan M. Woodson (William) of Roseburg, OR, Linda K. Litzelman of Cogan Station, Tammie A. Evans (Lee) of Elimsport and Lori Lee Sherant (Raymond) of Arnot, eight grandchildren, two step grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, four step great grandchildren, two brothers; Roland Schodt of Bodines and Harry Schodt, Jr. (Freda) of Trout Run and one sister; Amelia Moyer of Cogan Station. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters; Ann May Kissel and Beverly Holdren.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL, 60693.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: July 17, 2017




Karen Elaine Dietrick

Karen Elaine Dietrick, 50, of Montoursville and formerly of Somerville, MA, passed away on July 11, 2017 at home following a brave two year battle with cancer. She was born June 6, 1967 in Williamsport, the daughter of Douglas A. and Kay E. (Gilbert) Dietrick.

Surviving in addition to her parents are a sister, Deborah R. Dietrick; a brother, Michael A. (Michelle) Dietrick; four nephews, and canine companions, Dahlia and Django as well as feline friends.

She was predeceased by her maternal and paternal grandparents; her uncle Donald Dietrick and aunt Patricia Stopper Gilbert.

Karen touched and improved many lives in her years working as a speech pathologist. She lived by the mantra “give everything, but up” both in her work and her life.

She was a graduate of Montoursville Area High in 1985. After high school she attended Edinboro University where she received her Master’s Degree. While in school, Karen excelled in the creative arts to include being cast in a number of plays and learning the art of loom weaving. She would continue to have a love of the arts through the years. Karen enjoyed gardening, music, literary, artistic pursuits, and spending time with nature and with friends.

A memorial service will be held 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 18 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Marty Coffey officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends and family will be received on Tuesday from 5 – 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either the Lycoming Co. SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the Salvation Army, 457 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: July 13, 2017

Edward Kulp

Edward Kulp, 67, of Trout Run died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at his residence.

Born September 4, 1949 in Trout Run, he was a son of the late Elmer E. and Margaret E. Blair Kulp.

Edward was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He owned and operated his own recycling business. Edward’s hobby was restoring antique cars. He liked racing especially NASCAR, dirt track and Formula One. Edward loved spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving is his wife of 45 years, the former Janet Vining, siblings, James (Ann) Kulp of Williamsport, Robert (Jennie) Kulp of Trout Run, Shirley (Edmond) Regal of Williamsport, Allen (Cheryl) Kulp of Cogan Station, Ruth (Mark) Stiner of South Williamsport, many nieces and nephews and numerous friends.

A gathering for family and friends will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: July 17, 2017

R. Paul Hockman

R. Paul Hockman, 92, of Williamsport died Friday, July 14, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born August 13, 1924 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Frank H. and Ethel R Wagner Hockman.

Paul graduated from Williamsport High School in 1942 and Lycoming College in 1962 with a degree in Business Administration. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific Theater.

Paul retired from the PA Bureau of Employment Security after 24 years of service.

Paul’s greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed helping out at Slingerland Landscaping. Paul was a former member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Paul is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth L. (Smith) Hockman, two daughters, Beth A. (Tim) Schoener and Patricia J. (R. D.) Slingerland, both of Williamsport, four grandchildren; Matthew (Tanya) Slingerland, Melissa (Travis) Ward, Kate (Joe) Marcus and Abby (Ashlin) Hollinger, seven great grandchildren, a brother James F. Hockman of Chalfont and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister Ethel Jeanne Hockman in 1923.

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

Memorial contributions on Paul’s name may be made to Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: July 17, 2017




Peggy A. Stugart

Peggy A. Stugart, 86, formerly of Hughesville, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at the Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Muncy.

Born January 16, 1931 in Nordmont, she was a daughter of the late Ralph M. and Martha E. (Laird) Foust. Her husband of 60 years, Jay B. Stugart, preceded her in death on January 30, 2011.

Peggy retired from the former Schnadig Furniture, Montoursville. She was an avid Bingo player who enjoyed baking, cooking and canning. She also loved flower gardening, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.

Surviving are three sons, James B. (Lynn) Stugart of Muncy, Michael J. Stugart of Muncy, and Dale E. (Elaine) Stugart of Unityville; three sisters, June Lowe of Muncy, Patty Foust of Nordmont, and Fern Foust of Nordmont; a brother, James Foust of Nordmont; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Elery E. Phillips of Muncy.

In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her son, Wayne A. Stugart; a daughter, Connie A. Phillips; two brothers, Stewart and William Foust; and two sisters, Blanche Crawford and Ruth Kepner.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, July 17, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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


Posted: July 13, 2017

Jerry L. Gross

Jerry L. Gross, 70, a resident of Susque View Home, Lock Haven passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Born in Williamsport on January 16, 1947, he was the son of the late Harry A. and Betty M. Anderson Gross.

He was employed by Hope Enterprise and later worked alongside his father for the City of Williamsport.

Jerry enjoyed word searches, DC puzzles, and reading.

He was a caring brother to his sister, Susan Gross, who survives in Williamsport.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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

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


Posted: July 13, 2017

Eileen D. Dickey

Eileen D. Dickey, 87, of Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at AristaCare at Loyalsock.

Born July 25, 1929, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late H. Hess and Marion K. (Gallagher) Decker.

Eileen was a graduate of Williamsport High School. She worked in retail for over 50 years at Youngland’s, Brozman’s, and Hess’s.

She was a former member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She loved reading and doing cross word puzzles.

Surviving is her daughter, Sharon L. Henry, of Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Albert, Marlin, and George Decker; and three sisters, Elizabeth Seymour, M. Joann Decker, and M. Jeanne Linn.

A private graveside service to honor the life of Eileen will be held at the convenience of the family in Brick Church Cemetery, Montgomery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Eileen’s name to AristaCare at Loyalsock c/o Maple Court Resident Activity, 1445 Sycamore Road, Montoursville, PA 17754.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneraHome.com.


Posted: July 13, 2017




Paul I. Overdorf, Sr.

Paul I. Overdorf, Sr., 92, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at UPMC- Susquehanna Williamsport. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 plus years, Mary Ann (Runkle) Overdorf.

Born August 6, 1924, in Mackeyville, he was a son of the late Percy N. and May E. (Barnard) Overdorf.

Paul was a World War II Army Veteran serving during World War II. After his service in the military he was employed with the former Stroehmann Bakeries for 35 years. He began working for Frosty Stroehmann and was on a first name bases with the Stroehmann family. While working there he did various jobs including roll baking and was a supervisor. Paul retired from K-Mart after 27 years of service.

He attended the Salvation Army for many years. He had over 10,000 hours of volunteering with the Williamsport Hospital Auxiliary and also volunteered at ManorCare Health Services South. Paul enjoyed putting things together, including model cars that he turned into lamps, tinkering, and mowing the lawn.

Surviving are a son, the Rev. Paul I. Overdorf, Jr. (Miriam), of South River, NJ, a daughter, Paulette L. Rebstock (Raymond), of Canton, OH, four grandchildren, Katherine, Karen, Timothy, and Christopher, five great-grandchildren, and friend and companion, Erma E. Hutchison, of Williamsport.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Lee Overdorf.

A memorial service to honor the life of Paul will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22 at the Salvation Army, 457 Market Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s name to the Salvation Army, 457 Market Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: July 12, 2017

Alice B. Montis

Alice B. Montis, 88, of Loyalsock twp. entered the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at her home fulfilling God’s promise of everlasting life with her husband, daughters and granddaughter Kristen by her side. She was born December 18, 1928 in Cressly, CA a daughter of the late Frank and Anna Bettencourt DeSalles.

Alice worked as an administrative secretary to Sister Patricia at Divine Providence Hospital and was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church where she served many years as a Eucharistic Minister. She was a cooking school instructor and owner of Alices’s Kitchen Shoppe.

Alice married the love of her life, Richard E. Montis with whom she celebrated 63 years of marriage.

In addition to her husband she is survived by her sons, David P. (Candy) of Williamsport, John G.(Sherry) of Gurham and Donald L. (Ellen) of Williamsport; daughters, Deborah A. (Robert) Slothus of Williamsport and Deanna M. (Kim) Golden of Cave Creek, AZ; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017
at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Monsignor Stephen D. McGough officiating. Interment will be private in Resurrection Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Saturday morning from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Lycoming Co. SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701


Posted: July 12, 2017

Harold M. Mosteller, Jr.

Harold M. Mosteller, Jr.,91, known as Pappy or Dad to all, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at AristaCare of Loyalsock. He was born May 24, 1926 in Eldred Twp. a son of Harold M. Sr. and M. Edna Scaife Mosteller.

Harold farmed in Eldred Twp. his entire life, worked the family stand in the former Growers Market and had retired from Forklifts, Inc. He was a member of the Blooming Grove Historical Society and President of the Quaker Hill Cemetery. He was Treasurer of Northeast Tractor Pull Association and a member of the Trout Run Antique Tractor Association. He was a member of the former Emmanuel Lutheran Church and a current member of the St. James Lutheran Church. He voted for 50 straight years and was a member of the Lycoming Co. Voter Hall of Fame. He cherished family time, the more kids around him the better.

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, the former Frances A. Cochran and brother David.

He is survived by his sons, James (Jeanne) McElheny of Williamsport, Donald (Emily) McElheny of Picture Rocks, and Harold M. (Carrie) Mosteller, III; daughters, Tammy (Michael) Deaver and Lori (Dennis) Morse, both of Cogan Station; sisters, Hannah (Lee) Mentzer of Mechanicsburg and Emily (Tom) McCall of Fairport, NY; 17 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Beverly D. Cotner and Rev. Roger Mentzer officiating. Interment will follow in the Quaker Hill Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to to the St. James Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 577, Muncy, PA 17756.


Posted: July 13, 2017




Rodney E. Hearn

Rodney E. Hearn, 58, of Muncy, died Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center.

Born January 28, 1959 in Bellefonte, he was a son of Roger and the late Shirley (Wagner) Hearn. He married the former Crystal L. Laidacker, and together they celebrated 35 years of marriage.

Rodney worked as a mason. He was an avid Penn State and Steeler fan. Rodney also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by a daughter: Janele (Chuck) McKeta of Muncy; a son, Daniel (Devon) Hearn of Millville; a sister, Diane McAlister; six brothers Robert, Russell, Robin, Richard, Todd, and Brad Hearn; a grandson, Dalton Spring; and a granddaughter, Alexis McKeta.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 13 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor James Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery, Unityville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

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


Posted: July 11, 2017

Cynthia Mae Williams

Cynthia Mae Williams, 78, of Williamsport passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, July 7, 2017, encircled by her loved ones. She was born in Jersey Shore, PA, on May 6, 1939, beloved daughter of Thomas and Mary Kay Smith Diggs. 

Cynthia was married for 25 years to John Williams, who went home to rest on January 27, 1986. She was a dedicated employee for many years at both Sylvania and Shop-Vac, retiring in 2001.  Formerly a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Williamsport, Cynthia faithfully served her Lord through her kind words, thoughtful mentoring, and willingness to listen and provide comfort to family and friends in need .  She was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting and crocheting, donating her creations to the less fortunate.  She also enjoyed watching tennis and solving crossword puzzles and word games.  Cynthia was the true Matriarch of her family always more than willing to council, advise, and encourage.

Cynthia is survived by her sister, Florence Brown, of Houston, TX, and her brother, Maurice Diggs and his wife, Leigh, of Silver Springs, MD, a brother in law, Jack Grimes and his wife, Velna of Williamsport. She will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by her son, Mark Williams, and daughter, Jocelyn Williams, both of Williamsport, and daughter, Lisa Rae Johnson and son-in-law, Tony, of Milton, PA; nieces (raised like daughters), Cherie Young of Linden, NJ, and Leslie Strothers of Williamsport; 10 grandchildren:  Kalisha, Anthony, and Diandre Williams; Kenez Braggs, Allison Worthy Powell, Dana Jo Wong, Kayvon Wilson, Derek Williams, and Dupre and Christine Johnson; along with a host of great and great-great grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  She was predeceased by her son, Anthony “Cato” Williams, and two sisters, Mary Ann Jackson and Marsha Grimes.

 Cynthia’s Life Tribute will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral Home, 500 West 4th Street, Williamsport at 10 AM.  Public visitation will be at the Funeral Home from 9 – 10 AM, prior to the service.  Interment will be private at for the family at 11 AM at Green Lawn Cemetery, and a repast will be held at 12:30 PM at her daughter and son-in-law’s home at 1016 North Front Street, Milton, PA.  

To leave your fondest memories or condolences please visit www.jamesmaneval.com.


Posted: July 12, 2017

Linda K. Prince

Linda K. Prince, 69, of Muncy died Tuesday July 11, 2017 at her home.

She was born March 4, 1948, in Williamsport a daughter of the late Leroy and Virginia (Adams) Fornwalt.

Linda worked for the former Lending Textile Co. She enjoyed fishing, playing softball earlier in life and spending time with her family.

Linda is survived by six children, Charles (Angela Lambert) Prince Jr, Mansfield, Lori (Kevin) Weaver, Muncy, Michael (Michelle) Prince, West Lafayette, IN, Jamie(Bonnie Kane) Prince, Williamsport, Scott A. Prince Sr, Williamsport and Jennifer (Darrel) Shoemaker, Muncy; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and three sisters, Sandy (John) Young, Cogan Station, Doris (William) Ashton, South Williamsport and Candice (Scott) Jensen, Williamsport.

Linda was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Nicholas Scott Weaver and Connor William Prince and a brother Leroy Fornwalt, Jr.

Services will be at the convenience of the family. The family is being served by Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.

SandersMortuary.com


Posted: July 12, 2017





Aleda Marie Sides

Aleda Marie Sides, of Loyalsock township, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Arista Care of Loyalsock. Her final days were spent surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 26, 1925 in Williamsport, Pa. A daughter of Joseph and Bessie Kragle Braunbeck.

Aleda was predeceased by her parents, her husband Donald O. Sides, daughter Donna Sitler, sister Dorothy Haug, brother Glenn Braunbeck and her great-grandson Chase McKissick.

Aleda was a graduate of Williamsport High School and of Philadelphia licensed practical nursing school. She was a part time employee at Faxon cleaners for many years. Aleda attended Pine Street United Methodist church. She planted the seed of faith in all of her family. Aleda lived a life of strong faith and caring and always found the positive in every situation.

She is survived by her daughters, Judith (Arthur) Thompson of Williamsport and Virla (George) Ocker of Montoursville; grandchildren Donald West, Deborah McKissick, Bryon Sitler, Brenda Gregerson, Tami Young and twelve great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 am Thursday July 13, 2017 at The Spitler funeral home 733 Broad Street Montoursville. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Thursday morning from 10-11:00 am at the funeral home.

A special thank you to the entire staff at Arista Care of Loyalsock who provided comfort and loving care in Aleda's final days. Memorial donations can be made in Aleda's honor to North Central Sight Services 2121 Reach Road, Williamsport, Pa.


Posted: July 11, 2017

Joanne L. Aderhold

Joanne L. Aderhold, 66, of Watsontown, passed away July 10, with her loving family by her side, after her two year courageous battle with colorectal cancer.

Born April 3, 1951 in Muncy, she is the daughter of Claude M. and Catharine E. (Long) Miller, of Muncy. Joanne was a 1969 graduate of Muncy High School. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a corrections officer at the State Correctional Institute, Muncy. Prior to that, she was employed for several years at the former Sprout Waldron, Muncy. Joanne cherished her grandchildren, and loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed decorating her home for all holidays and was known for her delicious pies and cookies. She loved all animals and leaves behind her faithful dogs Annabelle and Bailey.

Surviving in addition to her parents are a daughter, Julie A. Aderhold of Watsontown; a son, Jeffrey C. Aderhold of Hughesville; two sisters, Julie M. (Terry) Roller of Muncy, Lori S. Miller of Muncy; a brother: Gregory C. (Brenda) Miller of Watsontown; three grandchildren, Katelyn Lindauer, Chase Aderhold, Mason Lindauer; and two nephews, Gregory Miller, Jr., and Seth Roller.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 14, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Rev. Daniel P. Landin officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

Memorial contributions may be made in Joanne’s name to Your Local SPCA or to Haven to Home Canine Rescue, 625 Hillside Drive, Berwick, PA 18603.

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


Posted: July 11, 2017

Florence K. Rider

Florence K. Rider, 101, of Hughesville and formerly of Eagles Mere, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Muncy Skilled Nursing Unit, after a short illness.

Born May 1, 1916, she was a daughter of the late George Walter and Jessie M. (Phillips) Kiess. She married the late Harold C. Rider Sr, who preceded her in death on February 25, 1995.

Florence worked at Glamorize in Muncy and the Laporte Medical Center, along with housekeeping for many Eagles Mere summer residents.

Florence was honored with an article in the Williamsport Sun Gazette recently for the many years of making palm crosses which she donated to area churches and nursing homes.

She is survived by three sons, Harold Rider Jr, John E. (DeAnne) Rider, and Gary Rider all of Eagles Mere; two daughters, Shirley M. Gross of Pleasant Gap and Dorothy M. (Jack) Smith of Hughesville; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death a son, Carl L. Rider; a daughter, Donna Lockhart; daughters-in-laws, Marion J. Rider and Carolyn Rider; and nine brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 12 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Rev. Thomas M. Brokaw and Joani Yagel co-officiating. Burial will be held privately at Eagles Mere Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Hughesville Baptist Church, 37 N. Third St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

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


Posted: July 11, 2017




Julia E. Meehan

Julia E. Meehan, 66, of Watsontown, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at The Gatehouse, Williamsport, surrounded by her family after a 2 ½ year courageous battle with cancer.

Born March 15, 1951 in Muncy, she was the daughter of the late Paul A. and Emma K. (Travelpiece) Brouse, Sr. On August 3, 1973 she married Gary D. Meehan, Sr. and they would have celebrated 44 years of marriage next month.

Julia retired from Kellogg’s, Muncy, where she had been employed 25 years.

She enjoyed working in her yard at home and was an avid sports fan, especially with Penn State. She loved times spent with her grandchildren and loved watching them in their various sports activities.

Surviving besides her husband are three children: Rae M. Way, of Turbotville; Bobbie J. Hummer and her companion Gerald Gilsky, Turbotville; and Gary D. Meehan, Jr. and his wife Jody, Watsontown; five grandchildren: Nathan, Kristen, Denae, Tyler, Shaelyn, and Peyton; two great-granddaughters, Kilynn and Maura; one great-grandson, Phoenix; two brothers: Paul A. (Peggy) Brouse, Jr., Manassas, VA; and Kenneth R. (Christy) Brouse, Lewisburg; two sisters: Vondell L. (Charles) Barlett, Watsontown and RoxAnn Derr and companion Shawn Hess, Turbotville.

Preceding her in death besides her parents were two sisters, Virginia D. Hower and WandaLou Brouse; and her grandparents, Edward and Eva (Kirkner) Brouse and Hurley and Julia (Reese) Travelpiece.

Friends are invited to call from 10 AM to 12:00 Noon on Tuesday at Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc PC, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest contributions in Julia’s memory may be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation, C/O The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com


Posted: July 11, 2017

Wayne A. Dangle

Wayne A. Dangle, 67, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017, at his home. Surviving is his wife, Patricia A. (Shurer) Dangle, with whom they were married June 10, 2017.

Born Aug. 12, 1949, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Earl James and Betty Jane (Fink) Dangle.

Wayne was a 1967 graduate of Loyalsock Township High School where he was active in football, wrestling, tennis, track and baseball and a 1971 graduate of Juniata College. He received a bachelor of science degree from Williamsport’s Hospital School of Medical Technology, also received a degree as a medical technologist certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist, and later his master’s degree in marketing and finance from the University of South Carolina. Throughout his college career he continued to be active in wresting and cross country running.

He began working at Williamsport Hospital as a third shift technologist, then went to Jersey Shore Hospital as laboratory manager and worked his way into other responsibilities such as, risk management and director of safety. He was then director of marketing and development for Muncy Valley Hospital. Following his employment at Muncy Valley Hospital he was the general manager, president, and owner of Brass Alignment, Inc. Brass Trailer Sales and partner and manager of Dangle Reality, LLC.

Wayne was a member of Faxon Kenmar United Methodist Church. He served on the board at Muncy Valley Hospital as an associate member, Red Cross Blood Services Board, YMCA Board and on the Building and Grounds sub board, and Brass Alignment Inc. Board. He was a former member of the Pennsylvania Association for Health Risk Management and Administrative Association of Health Care Professionals.

He sponsored the Community Arts Center, James V. Brown Library and Community Theater League. Wayne was a member of a local masonic lodge F& A.M., Williamsport Consistory, Shriners, Zafar Grotto and the former Ross Club. Wayne was a supporter of the World Wild Life Foundation, Olympics Committee, The Humane Society, Lycoming SPCA, James V. Brown Library, Habitat for Humanity "Restore" Volunteer Donations, The Wilderness Society, Ducks Unlimited, Loyalsock Volunteer Fire Company, National Parks, World Wildlife Fund, National Wildlife Foundation, Arbor Day Foundation, Central PA Food Bank, Nature Conservation, Community Choir League and National Resource Defense Council.

Wayne enjoyed physical activity, such as yard work, carpentry, electrical, heating and plumbing. He previously owned 11 rental properties that he maintained. He was past president and member of the Lycoming Yacht Club and enjoyed sailing the Chesapeake and the Caribbean with family and friends. During the summer Wayne enjoyed water skiing in Canada at a cottage on Loon Lake and during the winter season he enjoyed skiing in Colorado, Europe and locally.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Jason Earl Dangle and his fiancee, Jessica Farace, of Virginia; a sister, Shirley Anderson (Sam), of California; two nephews, Scott (Robin) and Mark Anderson and a grand-niece, Holly Anderson, all of California; and a brother-in-law, Ronald Shurer (Fabiola), of Washington.

A funeral service to honor the life of Wayne will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 11 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Sanders Mortuary.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: July 11, 2017

Edythe F. Maggs

Edythe F. Maggs, 94, formerly of Hughes St., passed away at the Williamsport Home on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

She was born in Williamsport, on Sept. 5, 1922, a daughter of Frank and Helen (Ross) Lutz.

Eddie was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Her husband of 54 years, Melvin E. Maggs Sr., died Sept. 19, 1995. Surviving are two sons, Melvin E. (Judith) Maggs Jr., of South Williamsport and Stephen R. Maggs, of Williamsport; 9 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Bernadine and Monica Lutz; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents; husband; a son, David G. Maggs; a granddaughter; brothers, Harold and Joseph Lutz; and sisters, Gertrude Eberhart and Dorothy Brennan all preceded her in death.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday morning 9:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Cemetery with her Pastor, Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating.

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: July 11, 2017




Ray S. “Ted” Burrows

Ray S. “Ted” Burrows, 77, of Muncy, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Gatehouse, Williamsport surrounded by his family.

Born January 17, 1940 in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Sanford and Pauline (Conrad) Burrows. On August 26, 1971 he married the former Wilma Reese and together they celebrated 45 years of marriage.

He was employed as a truck driver, retiring from Lucas Trucking in 2000. He enjoyed hunting, NASCAR racing and going to the races at Selinsgrove. He enjoyed watching Little League baseball and Penn State Football but most precious to him was time spent with his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Ray is survived by four sons: E. Burrows; J. Todd Burrows, Muncy; Danny R. Burrows, Williamsport; and Ted J. Burrows, Jersey Shore; three daughters: Amanda R. Buss, Muncy; Ashley N. Burrows, Montgomery; and Cathy Burrows, Hughesville; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Barr, Watsontown.

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

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Services, PC, Turbotville. www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com


Posted: July 7, 2017

Helen Marie Nicholas

Helen Marie Nicholas, 91, of Linden passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Myron (Nick) L. Nicholas on August 17, 2016.
 
Born in Old Lycoming Township on December 28, 1925, she was the only daughter of the late Claude A. and M. Ruth (Thomas) Pidcoe.
 
Helen attended Forest Glen Grade School. Due to her dad’s ill health, Helen quit school in the 8th grade and attended to duties on the farm and went to work at a young age to help out with financial obligations. Helen was a hard worker and was always willing to give and do for others and help in any situation where there was a need. She did not need to be asked to do and never expected any special recognition or thanks. Mom had a big heart and was truly a giver in so many ways.  
 
Helen was employed as a deli and bakery manager at the Home Dairy for 24 years. She retired from Hoyer’s Photo Supply in 1992 after 26 years of employment.  After her first retirement, Helen cleaned for many years, for Eleanor and Jack Whiting and their nephew Herb Poff, all while she was working as the janitor for the Linden Post Office.
 
She was a former member of Buchanan Baptist, and was an active member of Linden Presbyterian and Newberry Church of Christ. In 1986, she became a charter member of Independent Church of Christ, which was the forerunner of Garden View Church of Christ, where she was an active member and served as Deaconess for many years.
 
Helen enjoyed gardening, walking, knitting and crocheting. She especially valued spending time in her recliner or on her front porch, with her family and her adopted grand-pug Libby Lou, whom she loved dearly. In addition, she and Nick enjoyed their annual summer vacations at the Ladore Salvation Army Camp in Waymart.
 
Surviving is a daughter, Betty A. Nicholas (Bill Miller), and a son, Robert S. Nicholas, both of Linden and many cousins.
 
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her grand-pug Libby, brother-in-law Wilbur Nicholas and step brother/sister-in-law Virgil and Kathryn Nicholas, Uncle Louie and Aunt Hazel Thomas, and maternal grandmother Elizabeth Goetz.
 
A memorial service to honor the life of Helen will be held 12 noon, Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Garden View Church of Christ, 1941 Princeton Ave. with her former pastor Major Marie Harris and current Pastor Marty Coffey, officiating. Burial will follow in Buchanan Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the church.
 
A thank you to our adopted family at the Williamsport Regional Healthcare System, as mom and dad were frequent fliers to the hospital and many doctor's offices.  They both received wonderful tender loving care from many and we all have experienced many miracles over the years. Also, a big thank you to Helen and Nick’s “adopted granddaughter” Heather Maday and Jason Dockey for allowing Libby to become a permanent part of mom and dad’s family. Libby Lou was truly their little lifeline and brought them many hours of joy and gave them complete self-worth over their retirement years.
 
Memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s name to Garden View Church of Christ, care of the Baptistry Fund, 1941 Princeton Ave. Williamsport, PA 17701.
 
Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
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Posted: July 7, 2017

Kathryn M. Eck

Kathryn M. Eck, 91, passed away at Aristacare at Loyalsock on Friday, July 7, 2017.

Kathryn was born in Williamsport on Oct. 6, 1925, a daughter of Clarence A. and Leila Miller Saar.

She was a 1943 graduate of Williamsport High School and retired from Sears and Roebuck, following retirement she was an activity director and social worker at the Williamsport Home.

Kathryn was a member at St. Boniface Catholic Church and very active in the church, serving on the parish council and as a captain on the dining room committee. She was also Den Mother for the former Cub Scout Pack 35. Kathryn enjoyed art, music, poetry, reading, crossword puzzles, crafts, including, sketching and painting, her favorite sport was figure skating.

Her husband of 64 years, Joseph A. Eck, died Feb. 9, 2012.

Surviving are sons, Ronald J. (Sandra) Eck, of Montoursville; James M. (Helen Kraus) Eck, of Cherry Hill, NJ; grandchildren, Timothy, Bradley, Jeffrey, Ashley, Christopher, Kevin Eck and Valarie Long; two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Reagan; siblings, Dorothy Roeckel, Leila Johns and Edward Saar.
In addition to her parents and husband, a brother, Clarence A. Saar, preceded her in death.

The family will receive family and friends at the church on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, from 9:30 to 10 a.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, Pa., on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with her pastor, Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating, followed by burial at Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made in Kathryn's name to St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Crouse Funeral Home.

www.crousefuneralhome.com.


Posted: July 11, 2017




Caroline H. Burke

Caroline H. Burke, 82, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born March 30, 1935 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Mary Kelchner Sechrist.

She was preceded in death her husband Albert Burke in 2013, a brother Howard E. Sechrist and nephew David W. Sechrist.

Caroline is survived by her brother, Lawrence Sechrist, a nephew Jim (Deb) Sechrist of Ralston, great nephew Joseph Sechrist, great niece Brenda (Shane) Joralemon and three great nieces, Kayla, Tegan and Abby.

In keeping with Caroline’s wishes, a graveside service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: July 7, 2017

Anthony J. Caprio, III

Anthony J. Caprio, III, 64, of Lock Haven passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at his home.

Born in Lock Haven on April 18, 1953, he was the son of the late Anthony J. and Elizabeth Malino Caprio, Jr.

Anthony went to grade school at Saint Agnes Catholic School before attending Lock Haven High School, graduating in 1972.

On November 18, 1972 at the Mill Hall Methodist Church he married the love of his life, the former Deborah Sweitzer, who survives.

Anthony was employed by Mill Hall Clay Products for 35 years and then Rav Co. for 7 years. He was known as a hard worker, never missing a day of work.

He was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, St. Agnes Catholic Church.

Anthony was a life member of the Sons of Italy and a member of the Castanea Fire Company.

He was a talented gardener, growing the best garlic in the area.

He also enjoyed playing pool on various leagues in Lock Haven and earned many trophies because of his good shot.

Most important to Anthony was the time that he spent with his family.

In addition to his wife, Deborah Caprio of Lock Haven, he is survived by his son, Brian (Jodi) Caprio of Loganton; his daughter, Amy (Ashley) Caprio-Held of Loganton; a brother, James (JoAnn) DiBello of Philadelphia; a sister, Darla Caprio of Phildadelphia; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jo Ann Toner and Jerry Pedigree; a brother-in-law, Gary Sweitzer; three sisters-in-law, Kim (Steve) Parker, Dawn Sweitzer (Mike Burg), and Ashely (Bob) Narehood; five grandchildren: Brian, Jr. and Chelsea Caprio and Christina, Kaylie, and Lusian Kelchner; many nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Helen Sweitzer.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 8 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington. Private burial will take place at St. Agnes Cemetery, Lock Haven.

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

Memorial contributions in Anthony’s name may be made to the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc. to assist with funeral expenses.

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


Posted: July 7, 2017

Pearl G. Hartman

Pearl G. Hartman, 103, of Williamsport went to be with her Lord, Thursday, July 6, 2017, surrounded by her family at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born April 3, 1914 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Ezra and Caroline (Ulmer) Waltz. Pearl was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years R. Frank Hartman on June 17, 1986, and also a brother Ernest Waltz in 1990.

Pearl was a 1932 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was a medical secretary at Dr. Gehron’s office and Dr. Yusai’s office for several years, and also worked at Jackson Elementary School. She was a member of the former Memorial Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. Pearl enjoyed being part of the Newberry and Ravine Road Senior Citizen groups. She volunteered at the information desk at the Williamsport Hospital and was also part of the Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting and playing bingo.

Surviving are two sons; Fred L. (Ginny) Hartman of Linden, and Gary W. (Marlene) Hartman of Manheim; six grandchildren Cyndi (Dean) Burkholder, Crystal (Vince) Smith, Gina Ervin, Melissa Augistinie, Chad (Jennifer) Hartman, and Kyle (Dawn) Yorty; 12 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.

A graveside service to honor the life of Pearl will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 10 at Wildwood Cemetery 91 Wildwood Blvd. Williamsport, with her great grandson Pastor Jared Burkholder officiating.

Memorial donations in Pearl’s name may be made to Bloomingrove Historical Society c/o Larry Waltz 138 Waltz Ave. Williamsport, PA 17701 or Anthony Baptist Church 4750 Quenshukeny Road Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
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Posted: July 7, 2017




Ann L. Shink

Ann L. Shink, 79, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

Born June 24, 1938 in Slatington, she was a daughter of the late Nathan and Ruth (Koons) Hawk.

Ann enjoyed playing board games and doing puzzles. She loved the color red, dogs, and her Lord.

Surviving is her husband of 56 years, David F. Shink of Williamsport; two daughters, Roxann (Harley) Freezer, of Cogan Station and Darlene (Jimmy) Hill of Clarkstown; three grandsons, who were her pride and joy, Jason Shink (Megan Cooney), Jordan Freezer, and Brandon Hill; a great-grandson, Lear Engel; and three sisters.

In addition to her parents Ann was preceded in death by eight siblings.

A memorial service to honor the life of Ann will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: July 6, 2017

Angeline (Anne) A. Stacey

Angeline (Anne) A. Stacey, 99, formerly of Peabody, MA passed Friday, June 30, 2017 peacefully at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.
Born January 14, 1918 in Hanson, MA, she was the daughter of Mary (Longo) and Emilio Iarrobino and wife of Franklin A. Stacey former owner of Stacey’s Shade Shop, Lynn, MA.

Ann Loved volunteering and before moving to Williamsport from Lynn, MA to be near her daughter she was a volunteer and Auxiliary member at the Union Hospital, for over 40 years, YWCA, Lynn Historical Society and Girl Scout Leader. Once in Williamsport, she became a volunteer at the former Sycamore Manor and Presbyterian Home and a member of the Women’s Club and Red Hat Society. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, cooking, playing the piano, exercising and especially spending time with friends and family. She was a devoted mother and home maker.

Surviving are a daughter Carole J. Smith (Al) of Williamsport, a son Lee F. Stacey (Gretchen) of Maryland, two grandchildren, Devin Stacey and Caroline Stacey whom she adored, six nieces and nephews, Joe, Tommy, Rickie, Susan, Marion, and Elaine.

In keeping with her wishes a visitation will be held from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 12th at Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Mulberry Street, Williamsport, with a church service honoring Anne’s life at 6 p.m. Burial will be Friday in Massachusetts.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to Tufts Medical Center to support eye disease research, Johanna M. Seddon, MD, Ophthalmic Epidemiology, 800 Washington Street, # 450, Boston, MA ,02111.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
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Posted: July 6, 2017

Mattie L. Koser

Mattie L. Koser, 52, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born September 27, 1964 in Williamsport a daughter of Orvis A. and Barbara J. Schultz.

Mattie graduated from Loyalsock High School and had worked in the U.S. Postal Service. She enjoyed traveling, reading, family picnics, and spending time with her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents and her nephew, Jamen Koser.

She is survived by her partner Donna Woodland; brother, Steven M. Koser of Williamsport; sister, Stephanie (Stephen) Smith of Williamsport; nephew Stephen K. (Renee) Smith: a great nephew Ryder W. Smith, and her cats, Lester and Lucy.

The funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Saturday from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions be made to either the Lycoming Co. SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to LAPPS, 195 Phillips Park Dr., South Williamsport, PA 17702.


Posted: July 6, 2017




Eugene L. “Nose” Ferrara

Eugene L. “Nose” Ferrara, 86, of Lock Haven, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Susque View Home.

Born on June 3, 1930 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Samuel Xavier and Genevieve Morasco Ferrara.

After graduating from Lock Haven High School in 1950, Nose served in the United States Air Force for four years before transferring to the National Guard from which he retired.

He married the former Beverly Schiavo who preceded him in death on December 21, 1998.

Nose was employed by Piper Aircraft before working for Penn Dot until his retirement.

On July 2, 2005, he married the former Joy L. Russell who survives.

Nose was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, St. Agnes Catholic Church.

He was also a member of the Sons of Italy, Elks, and a former member of the Woodward Township Sewer Authority.

Nose was a life member of Hope Hose Fire Co. and served for 8 years as the Fire Chief for the City of Lock Haven. He was also a member of the Central District Fireman’s Association.

He served as the Past President of the Lockettes’ Parent Association and was a cook at Camp Cadet for many years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Stephen Ferrara of Williamsport; two daughters, Debra (Michael) Morris Clover of Belleville, IL and Brenda Wilson of Lock Haven; two step-sons, Jerry Lee McGill and Denny L. McGill, Sr., both of McElhattan; a sister, Geraldine (Lewis) Summers of Lock Haven; 14 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 7 brothers and 6 sisters, including his twin sister.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven. Burial with Fireman’s and Military Honors will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

Friends and family will be received at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington on Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 6 until 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions in Nose’s name may be made to either Camp Cadet, Hope Hose Fire Company, or Susque View Home through the funeral home.

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


Posted: July 5, 2017

Linda L. Bryant

Linda L. Bryant, 67, of Loyalsock Twp., died at her residence on July3, 2017. She was born April 18, 1950 in Lock Haven, the daughter of William H., Sr. and Eleanor D. (Jeirles) McKissick.

Linda loved her family and children.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul A. “Skip” Bryant, and three sisters, Augusta Crum, Shirley Vassallo, and Martha Smith.

Surviving are a son, Timothy B. Bryant of Williamsport; two brothers, William H. McKissick, Jr. of Williamsport and John R. (Carol) McKissick of South Williamsport; two sisters, Barbara A. (Jerry) Pacacha of Montoursville and Paulette (“Chip”) Lindemuth of Williamsport; two grandchildren, Mikayla Bryant and Dante Wright, and best friends, Sue, Maggs, and Linda.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, July 7 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Pastor Dan Lehman officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. A viewing will be held for friends and family from 10 – 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

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


Posted: July 5, 2017

Eva Mae Thomas

Eva Mae Thomas, 99, a resident at Valley View Nursing Center, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the home. She was born January 27, 1918 in Williamsport the daughter of Earl and Carrie Shuman Klopp.

Eva worked at the former Ray-O-Vac. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the South Williamsport United Methodist Church.

Eva enjoyed gardening, animals, and her home in Fla.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra L. Trout of Montoursville; her grandchildren, Teri (Bill) Chambers, Lori (Joe) Dunne, Michael (Heather) Bennett, Blaine Trout, and Shawna (Josh) Shaheen, and seven great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2017 at Wildwood Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

The family will provide the flowers. The family suggests contributions be made to the Lycoming Co. SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: July 6, 2017




Thomas E. Mazzante

Thomas E. Mazzante, 53, of Williamsport, died Sunday, July 2, 2017 at his home.

Born March 14, 1964 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late James R. and Joanne L. (Kimble) Mazzante.

Tom was a 1982 graduate of Williamsport High School and received a degree in diesel mechanics from Williamsport Area Community College. He was a great auto mechanic and loved restoring muscle cars and driving his 1973 Plymouth ‘Cuda. Tom was a collector of HO model trains, enjoyed wood working, hanging out at his “Liver Rot “ and loved being with his family and friends.

Surviving are his wife Shelley M. (Wright) Mazzante whom he married May 2, 1987, three children Seth T. Mazzante (Emmalee Williams and daughter Caydence), Amanda E. Groves (Brandon) of New Mexico, and Conner E. Mazzante of South Williamsport, sister Debora Leta (Mark) of Peru, NY, brother Rick Mazzante (Lisa) of Montoursville, brother-in-law Brad Wright of Montgomery, nieces and nephews Matthew, Ashley, Ricky, and Dalton.

A funeral service to honor the life of Tom will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. Visitation will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary. Classic cars or motorcycles are requested to take Tom to his final resting place in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Tom’s name be made to the American Legion Riders Post 104 , 1312 Broad St. Montoursville, PA 17754 or Blue Star Mothers of America North Central PA Chapter 12 PO Box 851 Williamsport, PA 17703-0851.

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Posted: July 5, 2017

Robert L. Massetti, Sr.

Robert L. Massetti, Sr. 76, of Montoursville passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017. He and his wife the former Joyce Lodovici celebrated 57 years together.

He was born in Jessup and was the son of Louis and Anna Vispi Massetti.

Bob was a graduate of Jessup High School and Temple University School of Pharmacy. He and the late Donald Vannucci were owners of the former D. J. Vannucci Pharmacy. He was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, Loyalsock Township Lions Club and the Sons of Italy. Bob assisted with Loyalsock Little League and was an Uncle for the Little League World Series.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a son Robert (Patricia) L. Massetti, Jr. of Forrest Hill, MD; two daughters, Tammy (Michael) Worthington of Cogan Station, Kim Massetti of Williamsport; four grandchildren, Elena Massetti, Elizabeth Massetti, Eric Worthington, Daniel (Faith) Worthington; sister-in-law Jennie Massetti; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Arthur Massetti and a sister Mary Mazza.

A Mass of Christian Burial will held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church with Reverend John J. Victoria officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 7th at Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2102 Northway Rd., Williamsport from 6 to 8:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s name to UPMC Susquehanna Health Foundation, The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to St. Ann Roman Catholic Church 1225 Northway Rd., Williamsport, Pa 17701.


Posted: July 5, 2017

Edward J. Kaufman

Edward J. Kaufman, 80, of 266 Maddison Ave., Montoursville, entered heaven at the Williamsport Home following a brief illness. He and his wife the former Connie J. Snyder were married on January 11, 1957 and celebrated 60 years of life together.

He was born on May 2, 1937 at home in Oval and was the son of Dayton and Eva Getchen Kaufman.

Ed was a 1955 graduate of Jersey Shore High School. He worked for C. A. Reed for over 32 years in supervision until their closing. He attended Farraugut United Methodist Church. In 1990 Ed and Connie bought Johnny Z’s restaurant in Montoursville and operated it until they retired in 1997. Following retirement they crisscrossed the country many times visiting 49 states. He was a life member of the Oval Hunting Camp, enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball, and traveling. The most important thing in his life was his family.

In addition to his wife he is survived by three sons, Scott (Leanne) Kaufman, Williamsport, Zane (Mary “Peg”) Kaufman, Montoursville, Wade Kaufman, Montoursville; one brother Lewis (Olive “Tootie”) Kaufman, Jersey Shore; four grandchildren, Rachel (Anthony) Wrench, Sarah Kaufman, Amber (Andrew) Trautner, Ann Kaufman; four great grandchildren, Nolan Wrench, Carter Gormont, Hailey Trautner, Jasmine Trautner.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 3, 2017 in Nippenose Bible Fellowship Church, 92 Schoolhouse Rd., Jersey Shore, PA with Reverend David McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Oval Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday July 2, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2102 Northway Road, Williamsport, PA.

The family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Ed’s name be made to Lycoming County SPCA, 2801 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Oval Hunting Camp, c/o Adam Starr, 80 Starr Rd., Jersey Shore, PA 17740.


Posted: July 5, 2017





Jack E. Young

Jack E. Young, 78, of Linden, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Manor Care North, Williamsport.

He was married to the former Irene F. (Smith) who survives and they have spent 51 years as husband and wife.

Jack was born on March 22, 1939 in Williamsport and was the son of the late Max A. and Letha H. (Myers) Young, Sr. He graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1959. He served in the US Army from 1962 to 1965. He had worked at Piper and then Brodarts, retiring in 2006. Jack was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Linden and had attended Salladasburg United Methodist Church. He was a member of NRA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in his yard.

In addition to his wife, Irene, he is survived by three sons; Duane A. Young (Margaret) of Salladasburg, Rick E. Young (Nadine) of Trout Run and Keith A. Young (Kelly) of Lock Haven, one daughter; Debra A. Howard (Donald) of Hensley, Ark, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one brother; Max A. Young, Jr. (Eleanor) of Howard and one sister; Susan K. Snyder (Bill) of Scotrun. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son; Kevin L. Young.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Woodward Twp. Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, PA.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com


Posted: July 3, 2017

Clair Louis Schon

Clair Louis Schon, 72, of Cogan Station passed away Monday, July 3, 2017. His Lord Jesus was waiting for him when he passed peacefully, surrounded by his family.

Born April 13, 1945 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late John J. and Regina Ulmer Schon.

Clair was a 1963 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was a partner of Schon Brothers Builders, Schon Brothers Hardware and Schon Farm.

Clair was a member of Hepburn Baptist Church and the Sunday School, and was a member of the Friday Night Supper Club.

Surviving is his wife of 51 years, Kathryn Welsh Schon, two children, David C.(Michelle) Schon of Pottstown and Jonathan C. (Michelle) Schon of Orlando, FL; four grandchildren Jason, Raelyn, Christian and Justin Schon, siblings, John Arthur(Melva), Cecil (Fern), Clyde (Ruth) all of Cogan Station and Thelma Houseknecht of DuBoistown, sisters-in-law Mary L. Anderson of Williamsport and Patsy Welsh of Ft. Myers, FL and brother-in-law George Welsh of Manchester.

A funeral to honor the life of Clair will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Hepburn Baptist Church, 2917 Pleasant Valley Road, Cogan Station. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.

Interment will be in Elimsport Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Clair’s name may be made to the Cancer Treatment Center at Divine Providence Hospital, or Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Posted: July 5, 2017

Dr. William Arp

Dr. William Edward Arp, 75, of Clarks Summit, was called home to his Savior in Heaven on Sunday July 2, 2017.

Born December 7, 1941 in Williamsport, he was a son of James C. Sr., and Josephine D. (Cardelli) Arp.

Bill was a 1959 graduate of Williamsport High School and received his BS degree from Philadelphia College of Bible, his MDIV and THM from Faith Theological Seminary and his THD from Grace Theological Seminary. He currently was in his 47th year of ministry and teaching at Baptist Bible Theological Seminary. Bill was an avid Phillies, Eagles, 76ers, and Flyers fan.

Surviving are his wife Joanna Ray (Phillips) Arp, whom he married July 2, 1966, five children Joanna Carter (Joel) of Audobon, NJ, Jesica Mosher (Derek) Stationed in Germany, Joshua Arp (Kelly) of Clarks Summit, Judith Arp of Clarks Summit, and Jeanne Arp of Elizabethtown, 12 grandchildren, a sister Margaret Arp of Montoursville, and a brother James Arp, Jr. (Janis) of Williamsport.

A memorial service to honor the life of Dr. Arp will be held 6 p.m. Friday, July 7 at Heritage Baptist Church, 415 Vernard Road, Clarks Summit, PA.

Burial will be private in Montoursville Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Bill’s name may be made to Baptist Bible Theological Seminary 158 Vernard Road Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary

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Posted: July 5, 2017




Clarence Lester Leonard

Clarence Lester Leonard, 82, of Jersey Shore, died on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Manor Care North, Williamsport.

He was married to the late Frances Gloria (Horton) for 60 years until her death on January 28, 2017.

Clarence was born on March 27, 1935 in Watkins Glenn, NY and was the son of the late Clarence and Louella (Hoyt) Leonard. He served with the US Marine Corp. during the Korean War. He had worked at Canteen Vending and retired in 1996. Clarence was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Lock Haven Branch, a member of the Fast Draw Club which did Old West shooting shows, was a scout master and was a high priest with the church. He was a San Francisco 49ers fan.

Clarence is survived by three sons; William M. “Bill” Leonard (KC) of Lock Haven, Charles R. Leonard of Jersey Shore and Jonathan R. Leonard of Jersey Shore, two daughters; Katie D. Segraves (Patrick) of Collomsville and Faith L. Johnson (Jamie) of Jersey Shore, 22 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his step father; McClure “Jack” Whitton and two sisters; Elizabeth Eastwood and Delores May Hapeman.

There will be a public viewing 10 – 11 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore where the funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Steven Zimmerman, 2nd Counselor, will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy with military honors.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com


Posted: July 3, 2017

Sandra D. Panning

Sandra D. Panning, 81, of Williamsport died Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Rose View Center after a brief illness.

Born August 18, 1935 in Chatham Twp., she was a daughter of the late Ivan and Wilda Fero Costley.

Surviving is her brother Keith Costley of Linden and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Panning two brothers, Charles and Richard Costley and a sister Elizabeth Corbin.

In keeping with her wishes there will be no services.

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Posted: July 3, 2017

Sally A. Ireland

Sally A. Ireland, 82, of Williamsport, died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

Born June 24, 1935 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Milo and Mary (Gehr) Ireland. She was preceded in death by three brothers Milo, Jack and Dean “Bill” Ireland.

Sally was a 1953 graduate of Williamsport High School. She had worked for over 30 years in the payroll department of the Sun-Gazette.

Surviving are nieces and nephews Mark and Gina Ireland and sons, Darcy and Deanna Ireland, extended family Yvonne, Lisa, and Torirose Carlin of Muncy, Brian and Abbegail Carlin of Williamsport

Isabel Buttorf of South Williamsport, and dog Max.

Visitation will be held from 4-5 p.m. Friday, July 7 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

A memorial service to honor the life of Sally will follow at 5 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be private in Stoltz Cemetery Cogan Station.

Memorial donations in Sally’s name may be made to the Lycoming County SPCA 2805 Reach Road Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Posted: July 3, 2017




Deborah K. Crevling

Deborah K. Crevling, 63, of Cogan Station, died Friday, June 30, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

Born October 26, 1953 in Lock haven, she was a daughter of Harold W. and Irene (Baney) Weston.

Deb was a 1972 graduate of Williamsport High School. She worked many years at Bailey Controls in Williamsport, and then part-time for Loyalsock School District and Agway. Deb loved playing tennis and was a member of West Branch Tennis Club for many years. She also enjoyed gardening and golfing.

Surviving are her husband R. Lent Crevling, whom she married April 21, 1991, a daughter Brandie L. Fry (Rick) of Barbours, a son Garrett D. Stroup of Williamsport, a grandson Weston Fry, two brothers Bruce Weston of Sidman, and Douglas Weston of Linden.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Harold Weston.

A funeral service to honor the life of Deborah will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 5 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Memorial donation in Deb’s name may be made to the Make-A-Wish America 4742 North 24th St. Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85016 www.wish.org

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Posted: July 3, 2017

Curtis L. "Curt" Little

Curtis L. "Curt" Little, 52, of Pennsdale, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 1, 2017.

Born September 18, 1964, in Muncy, he was the son of the late William L. and Joyce C. (Hessler) Little.

He was a 1982 graduate of Muncy High School. Curt previously worked 26 years as a butcher at Economy Locker, Pennsdale. He was currently working for the Laborers' Local 1180 headquartered in Harrisburg.

Curt was an extremely hard worker always doing his best to take care of family and friends. He enjoyed riding horses with his fiancé and hunting and fishing in his free time. Curt was also a member of the Roland Ritter Post 268, American Legion, Muncy.

Surviving are one son, Chad Little and one daughter, Destiny Little, both of Williamsport; his fiancé, Barbara Culp, of Pennsdale; two sisters, Kelly Little, of South Williamsport and Tamara Tressler Blewitt and her husband, Adrian, of Arkansas; three half brothers, Stephen Little, of New York, Jeff Little, of Picture Rocks, and Karl Little, of Hughesville; one half sister, Lisa Little, of Picture Rocks; one aunt, Jean Abbey and husband, Don, of Hanover; and Bonnie Tressler, of Muncy, whom Curt considered his second mother after Joyce's passing.

Family and Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.

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

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the Joseph E. Tressler Scholarship Fund, in care of Muncy High School, 200 W. Penn St., Muncy, PA 17756.

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


Posted: July 3, 2017

Carmen L. (DiParlo) Haefner

Carmen L. (DiParlo) Haefner, 70, of S. Williamsport, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Rose View Center.

She was born on June 24, 1947 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Joseph DiParlo and Veronica W. (Foresman) DiParlo Kohler . She graduated from St. Joseph High School. Carmen had worked at the PA Career Link. She enjoyed and helped teach ballroom dancing, volunteered at the Community Arts Center and helped organize the collection of items to mail overseas to our service men and women.

Carmen is survived by two sons; Robert J. Haefner, Jr. and wife Marie of Winfield and Daniel J. Haefner and wife Melissa of Ladson, SC, six grandchildren; Kaitlyn, Laura, Erica, Ryan, Andrew and Aaron Haefner, one brother; Joseph DiParlo and wife Cindy of Liberty and her step father; Edward Kohler of Largo, FL.

There will be a visitation 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will be held 10:30 a.m. Mack Duncan will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lions Club of South Williamsport, or American Cancer Society, 1948 East 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA, 17701.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: July 3, 2017




E. Louise Hemsley

E. Louise Hemsley, 88, formerly of Warrensville Rd., Montoursville, died on June 29, 2017 at the Hillside Senior Living Community, where she had resided for the past 1 ½ years.

Born in Williamsport on Apr. 13, 1929, she was the daughter of the late George H. and Ruth E. (Kreidler) Ocker.

Her husband, Harry E. Hemsley, died on Oct. 19, 2014, after 66 years of marriage. She was also predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Sember.

Surviving are two sons, Larry E. of Hamburg and Donald P. (Debbie) of Jersey Shore; three grandchildren, Chantell McKee, Joshua and Lauren Hemsley; five great-grandchildren, Jayda, Isabella, Sara, Stella, and Kelson; a sister, Janet White of Turbotville, and two brothers, Robert Ocker and George Ocker both of Williamsport.

A homemaker, loving wife and mother, Mrs. Hemsley was a lifelong member of St. Luke Lutheran Church and always a faithful Christian. She enjoyed bowling, playing the piano, gardening, walking, and reading.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Rev. R. Elizabeth Aurand officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

There are no flowers or monetary contributions requested.


Posted: June 30, 2017

Betty M. Guthrie

Betty M. Guthrie, 87, of Hughesville, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 1, at Valley View Nursing Center, where she resided for the last three months. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, W. LeRoy Guthrie, on October 31, 2005.

Born September 3, 1929 in Montoursville, she is the daughter of the late Edward S. and M. Mae (Drick) Pittenger. Prior to retirement Betty was employed at W.T. Grant, Brodart, Al's Sub Shop, Schnadig, and GNC. Betty loved her family and enjoyed spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed embroidery, needlepoint, auctions, the ocean, and collecting cardinals. Betty attended Hughesville Friends Church, and was a charter member of Community Baptist Church, Montoursville.

Surviving are two daughters, Donna (George) McGarvey of Hughesville, Cherie Guthrie of Muncy; three sons, Stephen (Rev. Linda) Guthrie of Greenville, SC, John (Dianne) Guthrie of Huntersville, James (Dorothy) Guthrie of Cogan Station; nine grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addtion to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, James, Charles, Harry, Lester, and Rev. John Pittenger; two sisters, Annabelle Robson, Mary Jenkins; and a grandson, Michael McGarvey.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 5, at Hughesville Friends Church, 137 South Third Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Dan Cale, and her daughter-in-law, Rev. Linda Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Visitation will be on Wednesday, one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Betty's name to Hughesville Friends Church, 137 South Third Street, Hughesville, PA 17737.

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


Posted: July 3, 2017

Thomas Edward Turner, Sr.

Thomas Edward Turner, Sr., 72, of Williamsport, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at UPMC Williamsport Hospital.

Born May 30, 1945 in Oil City he was a son of Sarah Turner. He was preceded in death by his first wife Jean Turner and a brother Tim Spence.

Tom was an Air Force veteran of Vietnam. He worked for 38 years at Con-Rail and then Norfolk Southern Railroad. He was a member of VFW #7863 Duboistown. He was an avid Phillies Fan, enjoyed fishing and crossword puzzles, but most of all loved being with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving are three children Thomas E. Turner, Betty L. Turner, and Erica Lynn Turner all of Williamsport, four grandchildren Zoe, Emilie, Izak, and Austin, and one great grandson Gabe, siblings Alton Harvey, Mary Reimer, John Harvey, Ruth Marshall, Charles Spence, Ray Hamilton, and Linda Leclair.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 6 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport.

There will be a time of celebration for Tom at the VFW #7863 Duboistown from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, July 7.

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Posted: July 3, 2017







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