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Obituaries ~ June 2015
 



Stephanie A. Hall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Posted: July 1, 2015

Dana K. Williams

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: July 1, 2015

Lorena Irene Tyson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Posted: July 1, 2015




Robert Bailey "Bob" Russell

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Posted: July 1, 2015

Raymond E. “Ray” Haines

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

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

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

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

Obituary and Condolences at BestLifeTributes.com

 

Posted: July 1, 2015

Florence A. Marshall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Posted: July 1, 2015




Lee R. Swartz, Jr.

Lee R. Swartz, Jr., 49, of Williamsport, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015 with his family at his side, at the Gatehouse.

Born while his father was in the service and stationed in Germany, he was born in Wurzburg, Germany on April 9, 1966 the son of Lee R. and Heidi F. (Fink) Swartz.

A steel rigger he worked on high rises around the country and was a member of Union Local 404 in Harrisburg, most recently he was employed in the natural gas industry.

An outdoorsman his greatest joy was family, and fishing and camping with his son Devin. Lee served his country in the U.S. Army.

Surviving in addition to his parents of Williamsport, are his wife, the former Carol Aungst, son Devin, step- daughters, Angel Probst and Shyanne Probst, step- grandchildren, Annabelle, Orlando, Sofia, two sisters Brigitte E. Olson (Mark), Frances A. Mattson (Victor) and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive family and friends at the funeral at a pending time and date.

A memorial service to celebrated his life will be held at a pending time and day at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. 3rd St. Williamsport.

Burial at Wildwood Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.

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

 

Posted: June 29, 2015

Joseph R. “Joe” West

Joseph R. “Joe” West, 101, of Linden, passed away, Sunday, June 28, 2015 at his home.

Born August 3, 1913, in Williamsport, he was a son of David and Emma (Florey) West.

Joe worked for Textron for 40 years and retired in 1978. He attended Anthony Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing cards with his family.

Surviving are his three daughters, Patricia A. Baker, of Jefferson City, MO, Sherry E. (David) Palmer, of Linden, and Sandra J. (Don) Kline, of Jersey Shore, grandchildren, Traci Kuntz, Lori Lapriola, Matthew Herlocher, Dawn Ardner, Cristi Palmer-Schumsky, David and Mark Palmer, and Joseph and Meredith Baker, great-grandchildren, Austin, Ian, Siera, Avery, Isaac, Kaylie, Colin, Josh, Adrionna, Codi, Kyle, Tyler, Jason, Rachel, Trina, D.J., a great-great-grandson, Blade, four step-grandchildren, and nine step great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Cora A. (Schnee) West, on January 23, 2006, a brother, David West, and two sisters, Bertha Hess and Ivy Harvey.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Joseph’s name to Anthony Baptist Church Missions Fund, 4750 Quenshuckney Road, Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: June 29, 2015

Mildred E. Burke

Mildred E. Burke, 93, of Jersey Shore passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the Loyalsock Creek Rehab Center.

She was born September 15, 1921 in Elimsport, the daughter of the late Florence Ruth Snyder.

Mildred was the wife of the late Cloyd H. Burke with whom she shared 67 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2004.

She was a member of the Salladasburg United Methodist Church.

Mildred was an honorary member of the Larry’s Creek Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary.

She served meals and volunteered for several years at the Leader Nursing Home, now Manor Care.

Mildred is survived by two daughters, Evelyn B. (Tom) Carpenter of Home, Alaska and Connie M. (Donald) Hillyard of Jersey Shore; 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 19 great-great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, James H. Burke, two stepsisters, Iola Edkin and Elsie Scarbrough.

Family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Salladasburg United Methodist Church, 366 Main St., Salladasburg, PA 17740 or Susquehanna Health Foundation-Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701

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

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

 

Posted: June 29, 2015




Lois Ann Stabley

Lois Ann Stabley, 92, of Jersey Shore passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Manor Care.

She was born August 14, 1922 in Jersey Shore, the daughter of Harry and Sara ( Kabel) Larison.

Lois was the wife of the late Meryl A. Stabley with whom she shared 54 years of marriage prior to his passing in 1994.

She retired from Woolrich as a seamstress.

Lois loved to read every Saturday morning in her kitchen. She enjoyed having her family together and baking and cooking for them. Her life truly revolved around her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her cat “Cleo”.

Many of her family members will always have fond memories of the time they lived with Lois and her husband Meryl.

She is survived by two sons, Dennis M. Stabley and Ronald L. (Linda) Stabley both of Jersey Shore; 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren.

Lois was predeceased by a daughter Cheryl D. Reidell in 1979, brothers, Donald and Delbert Larison and sisters, Ruth Miller, Florence Vanemon, Ruby Hocker, Lucille Lehman.

In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101.

Relatives and friends are invited to Lois’ Life Celebration service 11 am Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore with Wally Kocher officiating. A visitation will be from 10 until 11. Burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

 

Posted: June 29, 2015

 

Delwin 'Kim' L. Gottschall

Delwin "Kim" L. Gottschall, 83, of Jersey Shore, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Gatehouse. Kim was the husband of Martha P. Hummer Gottschall with whom he shared 63 years of marriage.

Kim was born in Salladasburg and was the son of the late Merrill and Anna V. Anglehoffer Gottschall.

Kim retired in 1984 from Piper Aircraft in Lock Haven after working 30 plus years painting aircrafts.

Kim will be remembered by his family as a loyal husband, father and grandfather, and as "Pap" to all who knew him.

One of his favorite pastimes was to "shoot the breeze" with whomever he met on his trips around town.

Kim was a long time member of Grace Fellowship Church in Avis.

Kim is survived by his wife Martha, a son, Douglas R. (Kathy) Gottschall, of Jersey Shore; a daughter, Kimberly A. (Richard) Allen, of Farrandsville; a sister, Carol Ludwig, of Jersey Shore; five grandchildren, Matthew D. (Shannon) Gottschall, Brandy Kuzenski, Jennifer Gottschall, Stefanie Miller, William H. Simcox III; and by two great grandchildren, Isabella Gottschall and Aiden Miller.

Kim is preceded in death by his brother Elwood and by a sister Shirleen Anderson.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Kim’s Life Celebration on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. Funeral services will follow on Thursday, July 2, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Pastor Grant W. Helsel officiating. Interment will follow at the Jersey Shore Cemetery.

In Kim’s memory memorial contributions may be made to the Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701

 

Posted: June 29, 2015

 

Kevin M. Carstetter

Kevin M. Carstetter, 31, of Williamsport, died Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born November 23, 1983, in Beaufort, South Carolina, he was a son of Daniel A. and Linda M. (Turner) Carstetter.

Kevin loved spending time with family and special friends. For those of us who loved him, he enriched our lives. He was given strength and determination despite his weakness. Through this he taught us to appreciate the life that we’ve been given. Thank you Kevin, I love you, my “Best Boy”.

Surviving in addition to his mother are maternal grandmother, Phyllis Turner of Williamsport; paternal grandmother, Betty Carstetter of Gettysburg; three uncles, Carl and Steven Turner, both of Williamsport, and Ronald Carstetter, Jr. of Gettysburg; two aunts, Barbara Ratcliffe (James III) of Salsbury, Maryland, and Patricia Kirkner of Gettysburg; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Jan Mengel.

He was preceded in death by his father, maternal grandfather, Paul Turner, and paternal grandfather, Ronald Carstetter, Sr.

Services will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: June 29, 2015




Raymond E. “Ray” Haines

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

He was born in Williamsport on October 6, 1948 and was the son of the late Raymond F. and Jennie M. (Kinney) Haines. He graduated from Williamsport High School, Class of 1966. He was a member of Pine Street United Methodist Church and Albright Life. He had worked at Little League selling ice cream sandwiches and also worked at the Cross Cutters selling soda and soft pretzels. He enjoyed watching movies, trading Little League pins and baseball cards.

Raymond is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law; Pearl M. and Louis Paulauski of Florida and Debra J. and Robert Alberts of Williamsport, one sister-in-law; Joan M. Haines of Williamsport, one niece; Angela A. Alberts of Williamsport, one great niece; Erin Brandt of Jersey Shore and one great nephew; Kawan V. Johnson of Williamsport. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother; Howard O. Haines, one sister; Sarah J. Goliash and one niece; Karen L. Brandt.

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

Obituary and Condolences at BestLifeTributes.com

 

Posted: June 29, 2015

Mazie A. McHenry

Mazie A. McHenry, 73, of Montgomery, died Friday, June 26, 2015, at Evangelical Hospital, Lewisburg.

Born April 18, 1942 in Bloomsburg, she was a daughter of the late John D. and Fredress H. Butler Miller. She and her husband, Richard E. McHenry, celebrated 53 years of marriage on March 30, 2015.

Mazie was a graduate of Benton High School, Class of 1960. She enjoyed traveling, crossword puzzles, and watching her grandchildren’s sporting events. Mazie also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Cindy S. (John Jr.) Lynch of Montgomery; four sons, Edward R. (Linda) McHenry of Muncy, James W. (Jaime) McHenry of Watsontown, David S. (Kimberly) McHenry of Muncy, and Michael L. (Jennie) McHenry of Montgomery; a sister, Erma (Phil) Bower of Hughesville; 12 grandchildren, Jason McHenry, Joshua McHenry, Jesse West, Jared McHenry, Logan McHenry, Shelby McHenry, Sarah Lynch, Ashley Lynch, Kelsey Lynch, Cameron McHenry, Lexi McHenry, and Brynna McHenry; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mazie was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Karns and Florence Miller; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held 11a.m. Tuesday, June 30, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Jane L. O'Borski officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: June 29, 2015

Robert (Bob) L. Hall

Robert (Bob) L. Hall, age 85, of Montoursville, PA passed away peacefully on June 26, 2015 surrounded by his wife and family.

He was born on November 5, 1929 in Williamsport, PA to the late John and Rosella Hall. After the death of his mother, he was raised by his aunt and uncle, Doc and Martha Hall. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Donna, five daughters, Sharon (Craig) Armbruster of Coplay, PA, Sandy (Jerry) Dunham of Eagles Mere, PA, Bobbie (Scott) Sims of Avis, PA, Kimberly Ellison of Williamsport, PA and Pattie (Bryan) Sweigart of Trout Run, PA, five granddaughters, Jessica (Arlo) Reese of Eagles Mere, PA, Heidi Turi of Montoursville, PA, Adriane Armbruster of Seattle, WA, Lindsay Ellison of Williamsport, PA, Lauren Ellison of Montoursville, PA and five great grandchildren, Jude and Willow Turi, Porter and Piper Reese and Maylee Marchese. He is also survived by his little brother and best friend, Richard (Janet) Hall of Williamsport, PA.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Hall.

Bob graduated from Williamsport High School in 1948. During his years there, he played baseball and football and was part of the Millionaires undefeated and untied 1945 football team that went 11-0.

Bob served in the United States Marine Corps. Upon returning home from Korea, he married Donna Kissell from Collomsville, PA. He began working at Avco Lycoming, then worked for Valley Farms and retired as a salesman from the Williamsport Candy Co. He and his family were active members of The First Friends Church in Williamsport, PA. If you were lucky enough to walk by the church on a Sunday morning, you would have heard his beautiful and powerfully sung hymns.

For all that knew him, knew that he was an honest, loving, generous family man that had a heart of gold and was loved by many.

I’ll always remember when we were growing up and my Pap rocking us in his lap, he would always tell us “I wouldn’t trade you for anything in the world” and I know for certain that we all thought the same exact thing about him! He was the best!!

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Rev. Richard Gessling officiating. Interment will follow in Edgewood Cemetery Loyalsock Twp. with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. Friends will be received on Monday from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: The Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County, c/o Howard Wilt, P.O. Box 3232, Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: June 29, 2015

 




Kathleen E. Aller

Kathleen E. Aller, of Turbotville, died Sunday, June 21, 2015, at ManorCare Health Services South. She married George H. Aller on July 2, 1999.

Born July 21, 1959, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Donald G. and Emily M. (Eiswerth) Fullmer.

Kathleen was a graduate of Williamsport Area High School. She worked at ManorCare as a CNA and was also employed by Shop Vac and Kidron.

She enjoyed house cleaning, working in the yard, watching butterflies and also spending time at the family business.

Surviving in addition to her loving and devoted husband are a son, James M. Aller IV, of Turbotville; two sisters, Irene M. (Steve) Brewer, of DuBoistown, and Patricia D. (Gerald) Tawney, of Williamsport; her mother-in-law, Alice Aller, of Turbotville; four brothers-in-law, Robert (Jill) Devoss, of State College, James Aller Jr., of Bloomsbury, N.J., John Aller, of Stewartsville, N.J., and Gerry Aller, of Turbotville; two sisters-in-law, Judith Holub, of Bloomsbury, N.J., and Joann Aller, of State College; a godson, Corey M. Eck; a nephew, Markus E. (Bobbi Jo) Brewer; a great-niece, Karley I. Brewer, all of Duboistown; three nephews, Gerald E. Jr., Donny A. and Robert F. Tawney, all of Williamsport; and numerous nephews and nieces, great-nephews, and nieces, and great-great-nephew and nieces.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, David L. Fullmer and George W. Fullmer and father-in-law, James M. Aller Sr.

A private memorial service to honor the life of Kathleen was held this past Saturday.

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

 

Posted: June 29, 2015

Rose M. Berner

Rose M. Berner, 92, of Watsontown, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Watsontown Health & Rehab Center.

Born December 18, 1922 in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late David W. and Rose M. Rein Muller. Her husband of 45 years, Norman M. Berner, preceded her in death on May 4, 1989.

Rose was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Pennsdale.

Surviving are a nephew, Peter Muller of New Canaan, CT; two nieces, Martha McGlynn of Glen Burnie, MD, and Rosemarie Schwartz of Hampton, NH.

In addition to her parents and husband, Rose was preceded in death by a son, James Berner; three brothers, Fred Muller, William Muller, and Harold Muller; and two sisters, Louise Muller, and Helen Muller.

Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Monday, June 29, at St. James Lutheran "White Church" Cemetery, Muncy, with Pastor Beverly Cotner officiating.
Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may also be made to St. James Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 577, Pennsdale, PA 17756.

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

 

Posted: June 29, 2015

Bruce C. Burkholder

Bruce C. Burkholder, 86, of Waldman Drive, Williamsport, formerly of Hatboro passed away, Thursday, June 25, 2015 at his home.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Anne R. (Reichwein) Burkholder on February 16, 2007.

Born September 21, 1928 in Lavelle, PA, he was a son of Carl and Hilda (Gross) Burkholder.


Bruce was a 1946 graduate of Ashland High School, attended Susquehanna University, and received a Bachelor’s degree from Delaware Valley College. He served in the US Marines during the post World War II years serving in the Pacific Theater of Operations with statin in China and Guam. He worked for over 40 years from SPS Technologies retiring in 1991. Bruce enjoyed crossword puzzles, and was a very caring and thoughtful man, his family meant the world to him.

Surviving are his son, Thomas B. (Laurie W.) Burkholder, of Montoursville, two grandchildren, Andrew T. (Kristi) Burkholder, of Melrose, MA, and Robert B. (Caitlin) Burkholder, of Merion Station, PA, two great grandchildren Joseph and Norah Burkholder.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bruce’s name to the James V. Brown Library 19 East Fourth St. Williamsport, PA 17701

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: June 29, 2015




Elisabeth Bailey (Jamison) Helsman

Elisabeth Bailey (Jamison) Helsman, 99, of Allenwood, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Watsontown Health and Rehab where she had been residing the past few months.

Born on the McCarty Farm in Alvira, Union County, on April 10, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Martha (Bailey) Jamison. After her birth, she and her family moved to the Fulmer homestead in Spring Garden and when Elisabeth was six months old, her parents moved to the B.F. and Harry Jamison farm known as “Willowdale Farm” and she resided there her whole life.

Elisabeth, and four generations of her family, attended the Spring Garden elementary school. She was a 1934 graduate of Watsontown High School, attended Bucknell University for two years and graduated from Lock Haven University in 1938. She was an elementary teacher whose career spanned 32 years of teaching in which she taught six generations of students. She began teaching first through eighth grade at Wetzel Elementary School, a one-room schoolhouse in Allenwood, then taught at Allenwood Elementary, and retired from Dewart Elementary School. Along with teaching, she helped on the family farm all her life and worked briefly at Hile Fabrics, Allenwood.

Elisabeth began her membership with the Valley Church at Alvira until it was lost to the Ordnance in 1942, when she then joined the Chapel which later assumed the name of the Washington Presbyterian Church at Allenwood. She is a lifetime, and also the oldest, member there. She served as a Sunday School teacher and a past-elder and was the pianist at the Old Stone Church, the Old Valley Church, and Washington Presbyterian Church.

She was the secretary and treasurer of the Alvira Historical Society and was interviewed on the Alvira Documentary, “Surrender”. A well-known local historian, she authored a book on the history of Alvira and was quoted in the Prince Farrington books and many others.
As a staunch Republican, Elisabeth voted in every election from 1937 to 2014. She was a member of the National and Pennsylvania State Education Associations and was secretary-treasurer of Uniontown Cemetery, Allenwood.

She was married to Donald Arthur Helsman on June 10, 1945 at the Washington Presbyterian Church by the late Rev. Sinclair Reid, and they celebrated 47 years of marriage until his death in November of 1992.

She is survived by her two daughters, Susan E. Helsman and Sara C. Helsman, and five first cousins: Minnie Bell Derr Landis, formerly of Montgomery; Robert Bailey Russell, formerly of Elimsport; Nancy Griffith Carey and Susan Griffith Adams, both formerly of Moorestown, NJ; and David Paul Bailey formerly of Williamsport.

Preceding her in death beside her parents and her husband was an aunt, Olive Jamison.
The family will receive friends from 9 to 11:30 AM Saturday at Brooks Funeral Home, 124 Main Street, Watsontown. A private funeral service and interment in Uniontown Cemetery, Allenwood will be held at the family’s convenience.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Elisabeth’s memory be made to either Washington Presbyterian Church, PO Box 201, Allenwood, PA 17810; the Uniontown Cemetery, C/O Lynn McCormick, PO Box 1, Allenwood, PA 17810; or to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: June 25, 2015

Lester L. Wise

Lester L. Wise, 90, of Lock Haven passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at his home.

Born on June 7, 1925 in Woodward Township, he was the son of the late Arthur and Linda Walizer Wise.

Lester was a 1943 graduate of Lock Haven High School. He then served in the United States Navy during World War II.

On July 26, 1954 in Brunswick, New Jersey he married the former Josephine Manno who survives at home.

Lester was employed as a Warehouse Supervisor for American Color and Chemical.

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

Surviving are two sons: Jeffrey Wise of Florida and John W. (Mary Lee) Wise of Beech Creek; two daughters: Cindy (Rob) Ohl of Woolrich and Karen (Frank) Seyler of Mill Hall; a brother, John Wise; two sisters: June Quiggle and Marjorie Wise; a niece, Edna Nelson of Alabama; seven grandchildren: Danielle, Brian, and Jacob Wise, Erin Santonico, John and Zack Ohl, and Bradley Seyler; and two great grandchildren: Eli and Micah Santonico.

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

Burial will be at Dunnstown Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton County S.P.C.A., 33 Mill Hill Rd., Lock Haven.

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

 

Posted: June 25, 2015

Felicia Marie Colley

Felicia Marie Colley, 22, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Bethlehem.

Born April 17, 1993, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Timothy P. Colley, I and Tracy L. Cobb.

Felicia worked as an assistant cook at the Sticky Elbow. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, had a good heart and was always having a good time.

Surviving in addition to her parents are a step-mother, Celeste Colley; three brothers, Jason Cobb, Timothy Colley, II (Molly), and Federico “Rico” Colley; maternal grandparents, John and Lenore Cobb; paternal grandmother, Beth Colley; and eight nieces and nephews, Lillyanna, Nassir, Nevaeh, Jayanna, Dre, Rhamik, Kyir and Cordell.

She was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Paul Colley; brother, Cole Colley; and aunt, Char Cobb.

A funeral service to honor Felicia’s life will be held 5 p.m. Saturday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Viewing will be held 4 p.m. until time of service at Sanders.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: June 25, 2015




Linda E. Carson

Linda E. Carson, 55, of Beech Creek passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at her home.

Born in Lock Haven on October 14, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Edna Reese Bitner.

For several years Linda was employed by Woolrich Woolen Mills as a seamstress. More recently she worked as a Home Health Aid with County Homemakers.

Linda enjoyed sewing, camping, and being outdoors, especially in the sun. Most important to her, though, was the she time she spent with her daughters and grandchildren.

Surviving are three daughters: Jennifer Carson and Kelly Carson, both of Renovo and Michelle Carson-Haynes of Austin, TX; a son-in-law, William Haynes of Austin, TX; the father of her three daughters, Bill Carson; six sisters; seven grandchildren: Ryan, Dominik, Lilyana, Blake, Dakota, Jayden, and Emily; and her lifelong best friends, Gina Updyke and Kimberly Ferree.

In addition to her parents Linda was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Bitner.

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: June 22, 2015

Trudy A. Feist

Trudy A. (Newcomer) Feist, 65, of Linden, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born Nov. 28, 1949, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence W. and Anita M. (Ritter) Newcomer and loving wife to Alan L. Feist, of Linden.

In addition to her husband Alan, she is survived by, two sons, Scott and his wife Jennifer, and Richard and his wife Cheryl; six grandchildren, Tyler, AJ, Ryan, Marissa, Emily and Mackenzie; her sister, Sandra Hubbell (Ernest); and brother, Ronald Newcomer (Terri), all which are local.

Trudy worked at their family business until she was no longer able to work. She enjoyed feeding the wildlife in her backyard feeders, and naming them all, and also tending to her flowers and plants which she loved. She also enjoyed, camping during the summers at their river lot, jet skiing, snowmobiling in the winters past, tailgating at Penn State and spoiling her beloved grandchildren whenever possible.

Trudy is deeply loved, and will be greatly missed by her friends and family.

A funeral service to honor the life of Trudy will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: June 22, 2015

Irene M. Page

Irene M. Page, 93, of Lock Haven passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing.

Born in Lamar on March 7, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Boyd and Viola May Campbell King.

On December 24, 1940 Irene married the love of her life, Frederick T. Page who preceded her in death on November 16, 1991.

Throughout her lifetime she held various positions at Clinton Paper, Sylvania, and the Silk Mill.

Irene was a member of the McElhattan United Methodist Church.

She was also a member of the Lock Haven American Legion Auxiliary.

Irene enjoyed dancing, cooking, and baking, but she especially loved the time she spent with her daughter and grandchildren.

Surviving is her daughter, Betty J. Shady of Lock Haven; a granddaughter, Rickie Kay Smith; two great grandchildren, Zane Driver and Charlie Patricia Page Smith; and a half-sister, Doris M. McCulley of Lock Haven.

In addition to her husband, Irene was preceded in death by five brothers: Elmer, Edward, Boyd, Russell, and Simon King; and four sisters: Beatrice Klinefelter, Laruell Toner, Laura King, and Dorothy Dorman.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with the Pastor Bob Mann officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Alzheimer’s Association or the Clinton County SPCA through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: June 25, 2015




David C. Muir


David C. Muir, 61, of Atlas, died Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital.

Born Sept. 13, 1953, in Muncy, he was a son of Judge Malcolm and Alma (Brohard) Muir.

Surviving are two brothers, Malcolm (Carol Thornton) Muir, Jr., of Lexington, Va., J. Thomas (Susan Bruch) Muir, of Troy, Va. and a sister, Ann E. Muir, of Free Union, Va.

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

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in David’s name to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), North Fairfax Drive Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1701.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: June 22, 2015

Betty J. Jeirles

Betty J. Jeirles, 87, of 859 W. Bald Eagle St., Lock Haven, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Manor Care, Jersey Shore.

Betty was born in Altoona on March 28, 1928, the daughter of the late Martin and Evangeline Michaels.

On June 22, 1951 at the Lock Haven Salvation Army Church, Betty married Ralph E. Jeirles, Sr., who preceded her in death on December 22, 1994.

Betty was employed at L.F. Widman Drug Store for a few years before becoming a homemaker.

She was a lifetime member and the oldest surviving member of the Lock Haven Salvation Army Church.

Betty was also a past member of the Bald Eagle Ridge Runners.

She enjoyed her several trips to Canada with her husband before his passing in 1994. Most of all, Betty loved spending time with her family and attending church.

She is survived by two sons, Ralph (Candice) Jeirles, Jr. of Lock Haven and Martin (Kay) Jeirles, Sr. of Jersey Shore; a daughter, Linda (Philip) Gottlieb of Flemington; five siblings, Beatrice Hoffman, Della Michaels and Phyllis Jean Raymer, all of Florida, Edie Hayes of Delaware and Ruby Zanders of North Carolina; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by two daughters, Evangeline Jeirles and Betty Bartlebaugh; and seven siblings, Harry and Ralph Michaels, Dorothy Gower, Myrtle Chase, Frances Stewart, Cora Bryon and Dennis Michaels.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Major Charles Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army Church, 119 E. Church St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745.

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

 

Posted: June 22, 2015

Chris A. Black

Chris A. Black, 55, of Cogan Station, died unexpectedly, Thursday, June 18, 2015 at his home. Surviving is his wife Cynthia A. (Aderhold) Black, with whom they would have celebrated 4 years of marriage on July 9th.

Born June 2, 1960, in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Davison Black and Margaret (Smith) and Art Lieberman, of New Berlin.

Chris was employed as an Industrial Mechanic for First Quality in McEllhattan.

He was an outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. He once owned his own tackle shop and makes his own rods. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are, two sisters, Terri (Mervin) Bilger, of Texas and Kim Kazakavage, of Lewisburg, mother and father-in-law, Jarvis and Celia Aderhold, of Cogan Station, brother-in-law, Luke (Maria Danielle) Aderhold, of Linden, sister-in-law, Tina (Duane) Daniels, of Montoursville, three nephews, Steven, Brok, and Chase, and three nieces, Pam, Lydia, and Mia, and two dogs, J.J. and JoPaw.

A memorial service to honor the life of Chris will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, June 25 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Dr. Roger K. Peters officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until time of service at Sanders Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Chris’ name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: June 22, 2015




Mary Edna Gebhart

Mary Edna Gebhart, 77, of Muncy died Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Muncy. She was born December 14, 1937 in Hughesville a daughter of the late H. Emerson and Edna Mae (Sechler) Harris.

Mary was a graduate of Williamsport Area High School, Class of 1955. She retired from SCI Muncy after 15 years as a clerk typist in 2001. She had also worked at Penn College. She was a social member of the American Legion, Montoursville, the Ladies Auxiliary of the legion and a member of Williamsport Moose.

Mary enjoyed country music, dancing, gardening, watching game shows and football (Miami Dauphins) and traveling to Nashville for fanfair.

Mary is survived by one daughter, Mary Lee Keagle Lamey, Lampasas, TX; three sons, Terry E. (Kathleen) Keagle of Linden; John H. Gebhart III, Williamsport and David L. Gebhart, Muncy; two brothers, Raymond Harris of FL, Melvin (Gail) Harris of AZ; three grandchildren, Terri Lynne Keagle, William Lamey and Christopher Lamey and three great grandchildren.

The funeral will be held 1 p.m. on Tuesday at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor James Savage officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will receive friends in the funeral home Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to LAPS, www.lapsshelter.org or 195 Phillips Park Drive, S. Williamsport, PA 17702.

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

 

Posted: June 19, 2015

Patricia A. Wagner

Patricia A. Wagner, 78, of Hughesville, died Thursday, June 18, 2015, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born January 30, 1937, in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Earl O. and Ruth P. Laird Kilgus. Her husband of 57 years, Rev. Gerald D. Wagner, preceded her in death on September 17, 2012.

Pat was a member and past Grand Matron of the Ivanhoe Chapter 28, Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed quilting, needle pointing, crocheting, and above all, lending a hand to those in need.

Surviving are two sons, Robert E. Wagner of Shippensburg and William D. Wagner of Wellsville; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Wagner of Virginia and Martha A. (Duane) Johnson of Painted Point, NY; a sister, Barbara A. (Gary) Schwenk of Muncy; 10 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Pat was preceded in death by a son, John T. Wagner.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Faith United Methodist Church, 700 Fairview Dr., Montoursville, with the Rev. Larry Leland officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, where an Eastern Star service will be held at 8:45 p.m.

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

 

Posted: June 19, 2015

Esther L. Walker

Esther L. Walker passed away peacefully in Stuart, FL, on April 17, 2015, at the age of 94.

Mrs. Walker is survived by her children, Stephen, of Jupiter, FL, Cynthia, of Stuart, FL, Katherine, of Jensen Beach, FL, David, of Chesapeake, VA.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh J. Walker, co-owner of Smith’s Drugstore in Williamsport.

Esther was born in Williamsport to Hartley J. and Emma Y. Lloyd in 1921. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in secondary education. She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Esther also held a master’s degree in special education from Mansfield State University. She lived the majority of her life in Williamsport, and was active in many church, civic, school and community organizations.

Mrs. Walker relocated to Florida in 1987 where she continued to pursue her interests. She loved gardening and flowers and was an avid card player, especially enjoying bridge and pinochle. Esther’s family and friends will always remember her as a selfless, kind, caring, intelligent woman, who loved them all unconditionally.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27 at Wildwood Cemetery with Pastor A. Elisabeth Aurand officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Visiting Nurses Association of Florida, 2400 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, FL 34996.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: June 22, 2015




Gerald Keith Ault

Gerald Keith Ault, 89, a lifetime resident of Montoursville, passed away Monday morning, June 15, 2015 at 10:30AM from kidney and heart failure.

He was the beloved husband of Anna Louise Hartman Ault who preceded him in death in 2003. He was the father of Keith Allen Ault and Jill Louise Ault Kaplan (Allen); grandfather to Matthew Allen (Jennifer) Kaplan, Heather Grace (George) Vines, and Gerald George Kaplan; and great-grandfather to Alexandra Grace Kaplan, Allen Joseph Kaplan, and Troy Matthew Kaplan.

He was the youngest of five siblings, all of whom survive him. They are Evelyn Gehr, Clyde Eugene Ault, Frances Stone, and Phyllis Thomas. He was also preceded in death by his parents James Clyde and Mildred Rose (Updegraff) Ault.

Gerald Keith was born and raised in Montoursville. He attended Montoursvile High School where he was class president and quarterback of the football team from
ninth grade forward. During the spring of his senior year he enlisted in the Army Air Corp and left for active duty. Although he earned his diploma he did not receive it until 2012 at a MASD school board meeting, something he was extremely proud of.

His employment included working at the First National Bank of Montoursville, owning and operating an Amoco Service Station in Newberry, being a hide buyer for Armor Leather Co. in Newberry and being a technical sales representative for Sprout-Waldron Co. in Muncy, PA where he retired in 1989.

Gerald was a shy quiet person with a wry sense of humor. Unless he was with close family, he usually preferred to sit quietly and listen to conversations going on around him. He always said that he learned a great deal that way and could figure out a lot about a person by listening and watching.
He and Anna loved to garden and plant around their home. He often said that he just enjoyed being out on his mower or in his garden. Giving that up due to illness was a very difficult for him.

A memorial service will be held on Monday morning, June 22nd, at 11:00 AM at the Church of Our Savior, 31 N Loyalsock Ave, Montoursville. Family will receive friends for a half an hour before the service. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. The family respectfully asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his name to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd, Williamsport, PA 17701

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

 

Posted: June 18, 2015

Alton Carl Marquardt

Alton Carl Marquardt, 94, received his angel wings on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. He passed away at home with family at his side, where he resided with his son Ernie and his daughter in law, Beverly. His former residence was in Montgomery. He married the late Jessie Elverta Egli, and together they celebrated many years of marriage.

Alton had many names; Dad to his son and best friend, Ernie, Pop to his daughter-in-law, Beverly, Poppy to his grandchildren, Old Poppy to his great-grandchildren, and simply Al to his friends and coworkers.

Al was a good man. He was humble, hard-working, kind hearted, and loyal to his family and friends. He was an avid hunter and loved anything to do with the outdoors; whether it was taking a walk, farming, picking berries, or looking for arrowheads. He enjoyed buying and selling antiques, photography, fishing, and woodworking. He was the eldest member of the family’s hunting club, “Shur Shot Hunting Club” in Muncy Valley.

Above all else, he was always present, always showed up early Saturday mornings in the mountains with the guys. He came to soccer and baseball games for as long as he was able, cheering on his great- grandchildren. He always made the Sunday dinners with family, reminiscing about the old days, giving good advice, and always making sure we knew he loved us. His family has always felt a love so deep for him. No one could ever have asked for a better Dad, Poppy, father-in-law, brother, uncle, or friend. We are lucky to have had him for 94 years and are thankful to know he is strong and healthy again, walking through the woods and watching over all of us now and will continue to take care of us.

He is survived by one son, Ernest (Beverly) Marquardt of Muncy; one sister, Margreth "Sissy" (Dick) Kilgus of Watsontown; two grandchildren, Kellie (Bill) Breen of South Williamsport and Casey (Tina) Marquardt of South Williamsport; two step-grandchildren, Tricia (Brandon) Schrawder of Muncy and Christopher (Samantha) Tompkins of Salladsburg; seven great-grandchildren, Tripp Breen, Molly Breen, Mia Breen, Cody Marquardt, Spencer Marquardt, Blake Marquardt, and Colton Marquardt; and three step-great-grandchildren, Elise Gregory, Liam Schrawder, and Lucas Schrawder.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Edward Reer, Robert Marquardt, Danny Marquardt, Fran Marquardt, and Arthur Marquardt; and a sister, Louise “Lady” Ledger.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, June 22, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St, Hughesville, with Pastor Mark Brumbaugh officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Sonestown. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 21, at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: June 19, 2015

Christopher H. Wagner

Christopher H. Wagner, 67, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at his residence.

Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Thursday, April 8, 1948, he was the son of the late Charles H. and June E. (Hughes) Wagner. Chris was the husband of Donna J. (Delcamp) Wagner with whom he celebrated a 19th wedding anniversary on September 23, 2014.

Chris was a 1967 graduate of Montgomery High School. He honorably served during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army. Chris was retired from the Con Agra at Milton, PA.

Chris was a member of the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church at Montgomery, PA. He was a member of Bower-Decker American Legion Post 251 at Montgomery. Chris was an avid supporter of many and various wildlife and environmental organizations and enjoyed gardening. He was an avid photographer. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Chris is survived by three children, Stacey L. Wagner, Williamsport, PA; Matthew C. Wagner, Bloomsburg, PA; Patricia M. Derr, Montgomery, PA; six grandchildren, Sherice Quartman; Trevon Wagner; Kahdir McIntosh; Lauryn Derr; Dashawn Derr; Tarik Cobb, Jr. In addition to his parents, Chris was preceded in death by his brother, Charles E. "Chuck" Wagner.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 with Reverend Viking E. Dietrich, his pastor, officiating. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4:00 - 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Military honors will be accorded by the joint veterans organizations.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Lodge, 125 Lucy Avenue, Hummelstown, PA 17036. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: June 19, 2015




Ruth L. Engel

Ruth L. Engel, 85 of Hancock Street Williamsport and formerly of Elimsport died Thursday June 18, 2015 at Manorcare Health Services North, in Williamsport.

She was born in Williamsport on November 26, 1929 the daughter of George J. and Mary A. Winter Engel.

Ruth was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in S. Williamsport. She was a housekeeper for Lycoming College for 27 yrs. and also a housekeeper for the President of Lycoming College. She attended St. Patricks Academy in Binghamton ,N.Y.

She is survived by a sister Doris Ulrich of Elimsport,a niece Ruth (Terry) Moser of Elimsport , nephews Edward (Sandy) Ulrich of Montgomery, James (Carol) Ulrich David Ulrich, George (Nancy) Ulrich and Robert (Jodi) Ulrich all of Elimsport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St Lawrence Catholic Church 800 West Central Ave. S. Williamsport on Monday June 22, 2015 at 9:30 am. Her pastor Msgr. Stephen McGough will officiate.

Friends may call at the church on Monday morning from 8:30 am until the time of services at 9:30 am.

Burial will be in Wildwood cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Lawrence Catholic Church 800 West Central Ave. S Williamsport,Pa. 17702

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

 

Posted: June 18, 2015

 

Mary Edna Gebhart

Mary Edna Gebhart, 77, of Muncy died Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Muncy.

She was born December 14, 1937 in Hughesville a daughter of the late H. Emerson and Edna Mae (Sechler) Harris.

Mary was a graduate of Williamsport Area High School, Class of 1955. She retired from SCI Muncy after 15 years as a clerk typist in 2001. She had also worked at Penn College. She was a social member of the American Legion, Montoursville, the Ladies Auxiliary of the legion and a member of Williamsport Moose.

Mary enjoyed country music, dancing, gardening, watching game shows and football (Miami Dauphins) and traveling to Nashville for fanfair.

Mary is survived by one daughter, Mary Lee Keagle Lamey, Lampasas, TX; three sons, Terry E. (Kathleen) Keagle of Linden; John H. Gebhart III, Williamsport and David L. Gebhart, Muncy; two brothers, Raymond Harris of FL, Melvin (Gail) Harris of AZ; three grandchildren, Terri Lynne Keagle, William Lamey and Christopher Lamey and three great grandchildren.

The funeral will be held 1 p.m. on Tuesday at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor James Savage officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will receive friends in the funeral home Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to LAPS, www.lapsshelter.org or 195 Phillips Park Drive, S. Williamsport, PA 17702.

 

Posted: June 18, 2015

Eleanor B. Ardrey

Eleanor B. Ardrey, 93, of Williamsport passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the Rose View Center.

She was born March 13, 1922 in Williamsport, the daughter of Lincoln K. and Helen J. (Lusk) Border.

Eleanor was the wife of the late Jack K. Ardrey, Sr. with whom she shared 50 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2001.

She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church.

Eleanor loved to read the Sun Gazette newspaper from front to back and work on crossword puzzles.

She enjoyed watching baseball with her favorite team being the New York Yankees and watching all of the Little League World Series games.

Eleanor also loved her cat and partner in crime “Sammy”.

She is survived by a son, Jack K. (Bernette) Ardrey, Jr. and a daughter, Janine K. (Lee) Sheaffer both of Williamsport; three grandchildren, Hope M. Wollett, Kristin L. Beck, Lynnea C. Whelchel; 5 great grandchildren.

Eleanor was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters.

In lieu of flowers family, the suggests memorial contributions can be made to the First Ward Fire Company, 573 Hasting St., S. Williamsport, PA 17702.

Eleanor’s Life Celebration service will be held 11 am Monday, June 22, 2015 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport with Rev. Dr. Rob Manzinger officiating. A visitation will be from 9 until 11. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery.

 

Posted: June 18, 2015




Clyde E. Masden

Clyde E. Masden, 94, of Jersey Shore passed away Monday, June 15, 2015 at the Williamsport Home.

He was born January 10, 1921 in Beech Creek, the son of Ellery and Carrie Masden.

Clyde was the husband of the late Arlene K. (Rodabaugh) Masden with whom he shared 48 years of marriage prior to her passing in 2007.

He retired in 1983 from AVCO/Textron after almost 40 years of service.

Clyde was a member since 1954 of the Ivy Lodge #397.

He loved working with wood, mowing grass, working in his large garden and feeding the birds.

Clyde is survived by a son, David L. (Becky) Masden of Williamsport; a daughter, Pamela J. (Robert) Moriarity of Jersey Shore; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two step grandchildren, four step great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by one great grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Pine Run United Methodist Church, 1719 Pine Run Road, Linden, PA 17744.

Relatives and friends are invited to Clyde’s Life Celebration service Noon Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Pine Run United Methodist Church with Pastor Scott R. Koser officiating.
Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park.

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

 

Posted: June 17, 2015

June L. Moser

June L. Moser, 65, of Muncy, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at her home.

Born July 2, 1949 in Montgomery, she was a daughter of the late Leonard Sr. and Anna Hamilton Morehart. Her husband of 27 years, Larry J. Moser, preceded her in death on March 25, 1997.

June was a member of the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and she enjoyed crafts, bowling, and collecting bears. June also loved spending time with her family, especially her grandson

Surviving are a daughter, Angela R. (Jonathan) Baker of Muncy; two sisters, Judy A. (Paul Jr.) Schaeffer of Muncy and Mary E. (Steve) Harding of Montgomery; three brothers, Leonard L. (Sheila) Morehart Jr. of Muncy, Ronald E. (Sally) Morehart of Watsontown and David W. (Denise) Morehart of Watsontown; and a grandson, Erik S. Springer of Muncy.

In addition to her husband and parents, June was preceded in death by a brother, James R. Morehart.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, June 20, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to the time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: June 18, 2015

Wanda E. Baker

Wanda E. Baker, 83, of Muncy died at her home June 16, 2015. She was born March 5, 1932, in Muncy, a daughter of the late Oscar E. and Pearl E. (Savage) Ellis. In 1962, she married the late Ray F. “Pete” Baker, who died in 1980.

Wanda was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and had attended Muncy High School. She retired in 1995, from SCI Muncy after 10 years as a corrections officer. She was a social member of the Picture Rocks Volunteer Fire Company and enjoyed bingo, spending time on her computer and with her grandchildren
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Wanda is survived by a son, Terry R. (Stacey) Baker, Harrisburg; a daughter, Linda A. Hopkins, Huntersville; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren and two sisters, Betty Sones, Clarkstown and Rosemary Plotts, Augusta, GA.

In addition to her husband, Wanda was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Jean Barto; three brothers, James, John and Oscar “Bud” Ellis and a sister, Anna Skiver.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville by Pastor James Savage. The interment will be in Twin Hill Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will receive friends Friday from 10 a.m. till the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Picture Rocks Volunteer Fire Co., 180 North Main St., Picture Rocks, PA 17762.

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

 

Posted: June 18, 2015




Fae Barbara Phillips

Fae Barbara Phillips, 89, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015 in the Susquehanna Health Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Unit at Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Wednesday, November 18, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Walter G. and Edna (Pysher) McMillen.

Fae was a 1943 graduate of the former Montgomery-Clinton High School. She enjoyed bird watching and puzzles and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Mark J. and wife Carolyn Phillips, Muncy, PA; Michael S. Phillips and his partner Patricia, Hatfield, PA and five grandchildren, Ellen Phillips; James Phillips; Chrissy Phillips; Katie Phillips and Kyle Phillips. In addition to her parents, Fae was preceded in death by her brother, Walter "Mac" McMillen.

A graveside memorial service will be conducted in the Green Lawn Memorial Park, 62 Route 54 Highway, Montgomery, PA at 2:45 P.M. on Thursday, June 18, 2015 with Reverend Arlene P. Beechert, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Muncy, officiating.

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: June 15, 2015

Sidney S. Alpaugh, III

Sidney S. Alpaugh, III, 70, of Pennsdale, passed away with his family by his bedside, Monday, June 15, 2015 at his home.

Born January 14, 1945, in Phillipsburg, NJ, he was a son of Sidney S. and Mary (Frey) Alpaugh, Jr.

Sidney was a Vietnam Army Veteran serving at Walter Reed Army Hospitol. He was employed as a respiratory therapist in Ohio, at the Williamsport Hospital, and in Maryland.

Sidney enjoyed motorcycles and was a member of H.O.G. Chapter in Williamsport. He was a member of the Patriot Guard and participated in numeros 911 and Memorial day rides. He loved gardening.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Susan M. (Billow) Alpaugh, a son, Sidney S. (Janine) Alpaugh, IV, of Pennsdale, a daughter, Regina A. Alpaugh, of Charlottsville, VA, two sisters, Bernice Seifert and Arletta Smith, both of Asbury, NJ., and two grandchildren, S. Swayze Alpaugh, V, and G. Colby Alpaugh.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Alpaugh, and a sister, Eleanor Merrill.

In keeping with his wishes services will be private at the convience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sidney’s name to the 911 Memorial Coalition, P.O. Box 384, Montoursville, PA 17754, or American Legion Post #268, 515 Legion Road Muncy, PA 17756, or to Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant Street Ste. 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: June 17, 2015

Jessie Irene Smith Eyer

Jessie Irene Smith Eyer, 87, of McElhattan went to be the Lord on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born in Youngdale on August 4, 1927, Irene was the daughter of the late Roy E. and Bessie M. Shadle Smith.

She was a 1945 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

On August 4, 1947 in Baltimore Irene married the love of her life, Clyde “Feet” Eyer, whom she met while square dancing.

Irene was seamstress at Woolrich Woolen Mills, being employed there for 21 years.

She was a member of the McElhattan United Methodist Church as well as the Wayne Township Fire Company Ladies’ Auxiliary.

Irene enjoyed camping, sewing, square dancing, and going for rides in the car with Clyde.

Surviving are five sons: Edward (Michelle) Eyer of Avis and Robert, Richard, Peter, and Donald (Sarah) Eyer, all of McElhattan; two daughters, Eileen (Steve) Payton of Mill Hall and Bessie (Chris) Engel of Lock Haven; a brother, Roy Smith, Jr. of Oregon; a sister, Naomi Mantle of Lock Haven; 17 grandchildren; and 32 great grandchildren.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Clyde “Feet” Eyer; a son, Clyde Eyer, Jr.; a granddaughter, Janice Eyer; and two sisters: Rita Linn and Marion Vonada.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Memorial Contributions may be made to either the McElhattan United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 60, McElhattan, PA 17748 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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: June 17, 2015




Franklin B. (Bud) Stover

Franklin B. (Bud) Stover, 90, a resident of Muncy, PA, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, June 13, 2015 in The Gatehouse at Williamsport, PA.

Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Monday, September 22, 1924, he was the son of the late Frank I. and Alice V. (Burley) Stover. Bud was the widower of Freda L. (Nuss) Stover who preceded him in death on March 20, 2011.

He was a 1942 graduate of Montgomery-Clinton High School and honorably served during the Second World War with the U.S. Army. He participated in the Battle of Normandy Beach and the Battle of the Bulge. Bud was self employed in the trucking busisness by Frank Stover & Son Trucking.

He was a member of the New Covenant Assembly at Montgomery, PA. Bud was a member and former commander of Bower-Decker American Legion Post 251 at Montgomery and was an avid race car fan and member of the United States Auto Club and the Checkered Flag Fan Club. Bud was an avid golfer.

He is survived by one daughter, Holly E. and husband James Pentz, Watsontown, PA; two granddaughters, Jennifer and husband Tim Ferguson, Watsontown, PA; Joanna and husband David Warren, Manhatten, NY and four great-grandchildren, Hailey Ferguson; Kiley Ferguson; Xander Ferguson and Finley Ferguson.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be conducted from the New Covenant Assembly, 1270 Pinchtown Road, Montgomery, PA at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, June 29, 2015 with Reverend James R. Pentz, his son-in-law, officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the New Covanant Assembly, 1270 Pinchtown Road, Montgomery, PA 17752 .

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: June 15, 2015

Marie E. (Price) Rippey

Marie E. (Price) Rippey, 74, of Avis, died Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Select Specialty Hospital, Harrisburg.

She was born on April 02, 1941 in Lock Haven and was the daughter of the late Wilcie H. and Annabelle (Bauman) Price.

On June 11, 1959 Marie married the late Bruce E. Rippey and they celebrated 36 years of marriage together until his death on May 12, 1995.

Marie was a graduate of Lock Haven High School Class of 1959. She was a former member of the Church of Christ, Lock Haven.

Marie enjoyed discussing current events, traveling, reading and baking, with chocolate pie being her specialty. Most of all she loved spending time with her family. Large holiday gatherings were always special with a fabulous variety of food, goodies and other surprises, such as the annual Easter egg hunt, piñatas in trees and outdoor games. She especially enjoyed watching her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren search for the pickle hidden among the Christmas tree branches. Marie was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Marie is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law; Laura L. and Richard Frisco of Farmington Michigan, Rebecca A. and David Ivory of Altoona and Lisa M. and Edward Osmolinski of DuBois, one son and daughter-in-law; Bruce W. and Paula Rippey of Jersey Shore, 12 grandchildren; Natalie, Ryan, David, Christopher, Shaun, Julie, Matthew, Lindsay, Kelsey, Eric, Rachel and Angela, four great grandchildren; Kaelyn, Bailee, David, Jr. and Michael, two brothers and sisters-in-law; Harry and Betsey Price of Fairfield, California and Dale and Cathy Price of Fairbanks, Alaska, one sister and brother-in-law; Rosie and Donald Brubaker of Middleburg and one sister-in-law; Kathy Price of Maryville, Tennessee.

In addition to her parents and husband, Marie was preceded in death by one granddaughter; Kelly Rippey, one great granddaughter; Hannah Ivory, one brother; Lee Price and one sister; Sara Askins.

A public viewing will be held from 7:00 – 9:00p.m., Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Helt Funeral Chapel, 232 Hogan Blvd., Mill Hall, PA 17751 and again from 9:00-11:00a.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2015 followed by the funeral at 11:00a.m. with the Reverend Byron Shafer-Stroud of Juniata United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

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Posted: June 15, 2015

Kenneth Earl Snyder

Kenneth Earl Snyder, 78, of Hughesville died June 15, 2015, at his home.

He was born February 13, 1937, in Jersey Shore, a son of the late Kenneth Earl and Vivian Pauline(Moyer)( Snyder.

June 12, 1958, he married Joanne E. McCoy, who survives.

Kenny was a member the Lairdsville Faith Church. He graduated from Muncy High School, Class of 1956. He retired from Lucas Trucking, Jersey Shore in 1989. During his years of trucking, he had also driven for Agway Trucking, Hughesville and Klines Trucking, Millville. Kenney enjoyed playing horseshoes, traveling and hunting.

In addition to his wife of 57 years, Kenny is survived by a son, Earl E. Snyder, at home; two daughters, Carolyn B. Rooker, Edwardsville and Gail A. (Robert) Gauvin, Antrim, NH; three grandchildren, Michele C. (Gary Shaner) Snyder, Kingston; Renee Hoover, Selinsgrove; Jeanette (Shawn)Yeater, Lewistown five great-grandchildren, Denee E. (Corey Caruthers) Snyder, Hanover Twp; Damon J. Shaner, Kingston; Andreya J. Snyder, Kingston; Audrey and Bryson Yeater, Lewistown; two great-great-grandchildren, Cayden J. and Camdyn Caruthers, Hanover Twp.; three brothers, Joseph Bruno, Westerly, RI; Jerry Collins, Stonington, CT and Robert Fidler, Linden and two sisters, Palm Ann Bruno, Connecticut and Ann Holmes, York.

Kenny was preceded in death by a son, Harry Lee Snyder and a sister, Jeanie Fidler.

A graveside service will be held by Pastor Max L. Walters, Jr. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lairdsville Faith Church.

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

 

Posted: June 15, 2015




Patricia A. Kehrer

Patricia A. Kehrer, 78, of Williamsport, passed away June 7, 2015.

She was born Patricia Herritt on September 26, 1936 in Williamsport.

She is survived by her husband Thomas, of Williamsport; two brothers, Richard Herritt, of Harrisburg and Robert Herritt, of Williamsport; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Allen P. Herritt and the former Minnie F. Richards, and her sister, Shirley J. Herritt Haynes.

Patricia retired from Trimtex after 35 years of service.

Services were held at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, Jersey Shore.

Memorial contributions in Patricia’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at https://www.stjude.org/
www.WelkerFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: June 15, 2015

Gerald L. Miller

Gerald L. Miller, 80, of Montoursville, Gerald L. Millerdied on June 12, 2015, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 28, 1934, a son of the late George and Bessie Cohick Miller.

A native of Williamsport, he was a 1953 graduate of Williamsport High School and many trade and manufacturer schools. He was a veteran and served in the United States Navy Reserves from 1952 to 1956 and active duty from 1956 to 1958. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in South Williamsport.

Jerry was a member of the Williamsport Chamber of Commerce, the Williamsport Management Club and a founding member of the local branch of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society.

Serving as the heating department head for a number of years for the E. Keeler Co., he took over ownership of Dixon AC & R Corporation in 1975 from his father-in-law and founder, John Dixon. He retired in 1996 after 21 years of serving the community.

Jerry was also a lifelong community volunteer. He was associated with both the Boy Scouts of America and Ship 109 of the Sea Scouts attending many summers at Camp Kline. He volunteered for a number of years with the South Williamsport Little League and as a chain gang official for South Williamsport High School football teams. He took great pleasure in serving as a volunteer driver during the Little League World Series for many years.

Jerry was affiliated with many Masonic bodies. He was a Past Master and former Trustee of Lodge #106 F& AM of Williamsport, and held memberships in Lycoming Royal Arch Chapter # 222, Adoniram Council #26 , Baldwin II Commandery #22 and was a 32 deg Free Mason of the Valley of Williamsport Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite.

He enjoyed Penn State football and the many wonderful friendships gained through years of tailgating and travel to away and bowl games. Perhaps his greatest joy was attending the many sports events, recitals, shows and anything and everything that his grandchildren participated in. His encouragement and smile through all the visits and driving lessons will never be forgotten.

Preceding him besides his parents were a sister, Evelyn Fink, and a brother, Rev. Robert Miller.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, the former Shirley J. Dixon; a son, G. Lee (Angela) Miller of Montoursville; a daughter, Kelly A. (Michael) King of Hatfield, and four grandchildren, Ryan, Matt, and Amanda Miller, and Andrew King.

A viewing will be held from 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 16 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street, Montoursville. A Masonic service conducted by Lodge # 106 will begin at 8:00 pm. Following a visitation at the church at 10:00 am, a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 17 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 South Howard Street, South Williamsport, with Rev. Joshua Reinsburrow officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

Jerry loved being outdoors. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Williamsport Home c/o the Gerald L. Miller fund. An outdoor sitting area will be developed in Jerry’s name for all of the residents to enjoy.

 

Posted: June 15, 2015

Robert L. Cillo

Robert L. Cillo, 74, of 300 Allen St., Montoursville, died on June 13, 2015, at Hershey Medical Center. He was born June 21, 1940 in Williamsport, a son of the late Livio and Anna Hunter Cillo.

He was a graduate of St. Joseph’s High School in 1958, the University of Scranton in 1962, and received his Master of Education from Bloomsburg University. He retired in 1997 after 33 years as an English teacher from Montoursville Area School District where also coached junior varsity and varsity girls basketball, was an assistant track coach and was a very active jogger. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church where he served on the funeral luncheons committee, and was a member of Council #14329 Knights of Columbus. After serving active duty during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army, he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Army Reserves.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, the former, Claire M. Tudor; a daughter, Deborah A. (Hugh) Bennett of Linglestown; two brothers, Livio Cillo of Darlington, MD and Adolph (Kay) Cillo of Williamsport; a sister, Ann Sandt of Stroudsburg; a granddaughter, Alaina Bennett, and a close personal friend, Chris Bower.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 18 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville with Rev. John K. Manno as celebrant. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery and military honors will be accorded by the Lycoming Co. Korean War Veterans Honor Guard. A viewing for friends and family will be held from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 17 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

 

Posted: June 15, 2015




Dr. Robert L. Shangraw

Robert L. Shangraw, 82, of Williamsport passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

He was born June 11, 1933 in Williamsport, the son of John L. and Mabel (Heaverly) Shangraw.

Robert was the husband of the former Charlene Maynard with whom he shared 23 years of marriage.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Lycoming County United Way presented Robert the 2014 Douglas C. Dickey Humanitarian Award on April 16, which is the organization’s highest volunteer honor. He was the 69th honoree selected.

An alumnus of Lycoming College, Shangraw graduated in 1958. In 2004, he became an honorary degree recipient from Lycoming College, Doctor of Laws.

He began his professional career at Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania, where he remained from 1955 through 1961 as a communications consultant and, later, a sales supervisor
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Robert had a distinguished career at Merrill Lynch serving as mentor to so many until he retired as first vice president of investments in August 2001.

His memberships include the Lycoming County United Way Tocqueville Society and the Williamsport Country Club. He had previously served as a board member of the Ross Club.

Robert’s commitment to the community of Williamsport was evident in his civic involvement, holding positions throughout life with the following: Lycoming College Board of Trustees beginning in 1985, he became chairman of the board in 1989, retiring as lifetime Chairman Emeritus 2006; Lycoming College Capital Campaign, Chair 1986 and 1990; Lycoming Business-Education Coalition Member; Williamsport Hospital Board Member; Children’s Development Center Capital Campaign, Chairman; Capital Campaign, Little League Baseball; Lycoming County Capital Campaign, Hiawatha; Lycoming County Capital Campaign Review Committee; Williamsport-Lycoming Foundation, Past President and Advisory Board Member; Williamsport Area Community College Building Authority, Chairman; Williamsport Area Join School Authority, Chairman; Jersey Shore YMCA, Capital Campaign Advisor; Treasure Lake Church, Capital Campaign Advisor; River Valley Regional YMCA, Capital Campaign Advisor; and Susquehanna Health, Capital Campaign Advisor.

Bob’s activities have benefited many programs supported by Lycoming County United Way, including the Children’s Development Center and Jersey Shore YMCA, as well as others such as Susquehanna Health, Lycoming College, Williamsport Area School District and Little League Baseball, Inc., all of which made positive impacts on the community.

He enjoyed golfing, woodworking and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene, his children David Shangraw, Susan Shangraw, Nancy (Denny) DeSanto, all of Williamsport, Rob (Shannon) Maynard of Dubois and Brenda Bragonier of Lexington, KY; two daughter-in-laws, Blair Shangraw of Montoursville, wife of Douglas Shangraw and Shelby Maynard, of State College, wife of James Maynard; 16 grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Jean (Roger) Sheldon and Betty (James) Allen.

Predeceased by his first wife Mary, two sons Douglas Shangraw, James Maynard and a brother Jack Shangraw.

In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Lycoming College, 700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701 or Susquehanna Health Heart Center, 700 High Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Robert’s Life Celebration service will be held 10:30 am Monday, June 15, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church, 2 Ross St., Williamsport with Rev. Matthew Lake and Rev. Richard D. Waters officiating. A visitation will be from 4 – 6 pm Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Lycoming College Clark Chapel. Burial will be In Wildwood Cemetery.

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

 

Posted: June 12, 2015

Gary L. McWilliams

Gary L. McWilliams, 64, of Cogan Station, formerly of South Williamsport, died suddenly, Wednesday, June 10, 2015 on a fly fishing trip in Deposit, New York, with his son Jason and best friend John R. Merrick. He is survived by his wife of 28 years Clare (Quinnan) McWilliams.

Born November 15, 1950, in York, he was a son of Richard L. and Lois E. (Grim) McWilliams, of New Oxford.

Gary was a graduate of Dallastown High School and received a degree in forestry from Williamsport Area Community College. He was an Army Veteran serving during Vietnam. Gary was owner/operator of Hurwitz Batteries in South Williamsport from 1986-2014. He retired in June of 2014 and proudly handed over ownership to his son Brian.

He enjoyed fly fishing, hunting and had a passion for traditional archery. He adored his grandchildren. He was an elder of Cogan House Christian Church.

Gary was a life member of the PA Longbow Association, Trout Unlimited, The Professional Bow Hunters Society, VFW Post #7863 Duboistown, New York Bowhunters, Traditional Bow Hunters of Maryland, and United Bow Hunters of PA. He was a member of Christian Bow Hunters of America, Sinnemahoning Sportsman Association, West Caln Sportsman Club, Lycoming Creek Anglers, Lycoming Creek Sportsman, Inc., a Benefactor member of the NRA, West Branch Builders Association, Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, and the Wheel Inn.

Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are his two sons, Brian R. (Jenna) McWilliams, of Montoursville and Jason L. McWilliams, of Cato, NY, a daughter, Stacy L. McWilliams of Telford, two grandchildren, Alex C. and Raegan B. McWilliams, two brothers, Ted O. (Beth) McWilliams, of York and Jay R. (Joyce) McWilliams, of Windsor, a sister, Crystal K. Stiffler, of York, several nieces and nephews, mother-in-law, Joan Quinnan (John) Flory, sister-in-laws, Kathleen B. (Byron) Miller and Colleen J. Roe, brother-in-laws, the Rev. Michael F. Quinnan, the Rev. Edward J. Quinnan, and Hal Roe.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Edward M. Quinnan.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Gary will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cogan House Christian Church, 3782 Cogan House Road, Trout Run, PA 17771 with the Rev. Cleveland J. Way officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Quiggleville. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Monday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Gary’s name to any of the above organizations where he held memberships or to Cogan House Christian Church or Janet Weiss Children Hospital, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17822
Online condolences may be made at www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: June 15, 2015

Henry O. Beebe

Henry O. Beebe, 99, of Overton, died Friday, June 12, 2015, at Towanda Memorial Hospital.

Born March 31, 1916 in Elkland, he was a son of the late Henry B. and Julia A. Gleockler Beebe. His wife of 55 years, the former Neva May Martin, preceded him in death on January 18, 2003.

Henry served his country honorably in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and was a member and past commander of the VFW Post 384, New Albany. He was employed as a school bus driver for the Wyalusing School District for over 30 years, and served as Overton Township Supervisor and Road Master for over 20 years. An active outdoorsman, Henry also enjoyed farming and gardening.

Surviving are two daughters, Diana M. (Ernest) Molino of South Williamsport, and Linda S. Rushak of Cortland, NY; three sons, Walter D. Beebe of Albuquerque, NM, Robert C. (Mary) Beebe of Rome, and Joseph H. Beebe of New Albany; and seven grandchildren, Robert C. "Chuck" (Nicole) Beebe Jr. of Mineola, IA, Matthew R. (Alexandra) Beebe of Matamoras, Bradley W. Beebe of Beverly Hills, MI, Erin A. Molino of Williamsport, David Beebe of Albuquerque, NM, Jerry P. Rushak Jr. of Cortland, NY, and Jeffrey Rushak of Cortland, NY.

Funeral services will be held 11a.m. Tuesday, June 16, at St. Paul's Church Of Overton, 781 Overton Rd., New Albany, with Pastor Ron Dyer officiating. Burial will be held privately in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to St. Paul’s Church of Overton, P.O. Box 284, Dushore, PA 18614.

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

 

Posted: June 15, 2015




Alice J. Hevner

Surrounded by her loving family, Alice J. Hevner, of 97 Little Italy Rd., North Bend, passed away peacefully at Bucktail Medical Center on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

Alice was born in Renovo on March 30, 1933 to John and Helen Redis.

Alice was a 1951 graduate of St. Joseph’s High School.

On July 5, 1952 she married the love of her life, Richard D. Hevner who survives. They then honeymooned in Pine Creek. Later they had six children: Glenn R. (Denise) Hevner of Renovo, Barb (Charlie) Newlen of Renovo, Mark (Dodie) Hevner of North Bend, Craig (Lisa) Hevner of Shintown, Terri Hevner of Summerson Mountain, and Chris (John) Shoemaker of Stroudsburg.

Alice was employed at Piper Aircraft for about 10 years as well as the Smart Shop for several years.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Alice enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, and baking.

She was also an avid follower of “The Price is Right” and “The Young and the Restless.”

She made regular trips to Salamanca to trade with the Senecas.

Alice loved to wear out quarters on scratch-offs.

In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by five sisters: Bette Stabley, Margie (Vinnie) Massaro, Mary Gregory, Jeannie Cavaliere, and Susan Redis; a brother, John Redis; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Redis.
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: June 11, 2015

Patricia Ferguson Lockspeiser

Patricia Ferguson Lockspeiser, 87 died June 8, 2015 peacefully in her home surrounded by her children.

She was born September 14, 1927 in Tulsa, Oklahoma the eldest daughter of James Van Kuren Ferguson and Grace Foresman Ferguson. She lived most of her life in Williamsport, Pennsylvania until she moved to Towson, Maryland in 2012.

Patricia graduated from Williamsport High school in 1945 and was a graduate of Lycoming College. She then moved to NYC and enjoyed an early career in fashion working at Saks Fifth Ave.

Patricia was an avid reader who loved fashion, travel, theatre, film, museums, the beach and mostly spending time with her family and friends. She was the granddaughter of Mamie Foresman who owned a millinery shop in Williamsport in the early 1900s and moved the shop to Philadelphia in the 1920s. This began a lifelong love of hats and accessories and a great sense of style. She was a charter member of Northway Presbyterian Church, a member of the Lycoming Historical Society where she had volunteered in preserving vintage clothing for years.

Patricia is predeceased by her husband, David A. Lockspeiser, her 3 sisters, Joan Keyser, Nancy Greenfield and Andrea Spencer.

She is survived by her three children, James Atwood, Pamela Atwood and Melinda Atwood-Dodds, four grandchildren, Lauren Dodds Reeder (Seth), Christopher Atwood, Twila Dodds and Phoenix Dodds and 2 great grandchildren, Carter Reeder and Colton Reeder. She is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Gilchrist Hospice, Towson, MD, Lycoming College, Lycoming Historical Museum or a charity of your choice.

Funeral services will be held June 19, 2015 at 11 am at James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd, “A Life Celebration Home” with internment at Wildwood Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 10 am until 11 am.

 

Posted: June 11, 2015

Alfred W. Berthold

Alfred W. Berthold, 96, of 1900 Ravine Rd., Williamsport, passed away on June 11, 2015.

Born in Graz, Austria on December 9, 1918, the son of Rudolf and Karoline Berthold. He immigrated to the United States in 1922, attended schools in N.Y.C. and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from C.U.N.Y. in 1939.

He is survived by his two sons, Philip G. Berthold and Richard G. Berthold and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Grammer Berthold, a sister Margaret R. Sylvester and a brother Robert A. Berthold.

In 1940 he entered the U.S. Naval Aviation Program, graduated as an Ensign in 1941 and served as a Naval Aviator until 1946 at various locations throughout the United States and the Pacific Theatre.

During April 1949 while being employed in N.Y.C. he accepted a position with E. Keeler Co of Williamsport and remained with that company, holding various accounting and administrative positions, until his retirement in December 1983.

He was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church for many years. A private family funeral and burial at Wildwood Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family will provide the flowers. www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: June 12, 2015




Joseph Allen Bitner

Joseph Allen Bitner, 91, of Lock Haven, passed away June 8, 2015 at Susque View Home.

Born on April 6, 1924 in Beech Creek, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Mae Scantlin Bitner.

Joseph served in the Navy during World War II.

He was married to the former Vivan Elizabeth “Betty” Miller who preceded him in death in 2008.

Joseph was employed by Hammermill Paper Company until his retirement in 1984.

He was a member of the American Legion, Lock Haven.

Joseph was an avid sports fan. He also enjoyed gardening and sharing his tomatoes with his neighbors.
Surviving are three sons: Daniel (Carrie) Bitner, Dennis (Holly) Bitner of Seneca, and Joseph (Claudia Hunold) Bitner of Lock Haven; a daughter-in-law Brenda Bitner; a brother, John Bitner of Lock Haven; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Bitner.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 12, 2015 from 11 a.m. until 12 noon at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Private burial will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ross Library, 232 W. Main St., Lock Haven, PA 17745.

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

 

Posted: June 9, 2015

Arthur E. “Gene” Fogelman

Arthur E. “Gene” Fogelman, 69, of Frackville, formerly of Williamsport, died Saturday, June 06, 2015 at Schuylkill Medical Center, South, Pottsville.

He was born on June 18, 1945 in Williamsport and was the son of the late Fredrick D. and Thelma (Blakely) Fogelman.

Gene served his country in the United States Navy.

He attended the Williamsport High School.

Gene worked as a truck driver for Fogelman Trucking of Milton and was a member of the New Hope Wesleyan Church, Frackville. Gene really enjoyed participating in all the activities and functions of his church.

Gene is survived by one daughter; Brenda A. Winters of Shenandoah, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one brother and sister-in-law; Fredrick D. and Veronica Fogelman, Jr. of York and one sister; Susan M. Breen of Williamsport.

In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by one brother; David Fogelman.

A public viewing will be held 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira Street, Williamsport followed by the funeral at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Barry Brown officiating.

Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.

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Posted: June 9, 2015

Shirley M. Weigel

Shirley M. Weigel 79 died Tuesday June 2, 2015 in Marietta Ga.

Born January 22, 1936 in Mackeyville Pa. she was the daughter of John A. Baker and the former Cordie Kling.

She was preceded in death by her husband J.L. Weigel May 13, 1981.

Shirley is survived by a daughter Carol S. (Jerry) Boatman of Powder Springs Ga. 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

www.WelkerFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: June 11, 2015




Wayne E. Adams

Wayne E. Adams, 77, of Williamsport died Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Manor Care South.

Born January 29, 1938 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late William and Mae Johnson Adams.

Wayne was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked at the former A&P supermarket for 28 years and was a house painter for 14 years until his retirement.

He is survived by a sister, Evelyn Bachman of Cogan Station, and two brothers, Harold Adams of Montoursville and Frank Sr. (Betty) Adams of Williamsport.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Blake and Kenneth Adams, Marqueen Sechler, Bernice Ebert.

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

Interment will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

www.sandersmortuary.com.

 

Posted: June 9, 2015

Barbara Louise Schultz

Barbara Louise Schultz, 86, of Hughesville, died Thursday, June 4, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, MT.

Born October 3, 1928 in Hughesville, she was the daughter of the late Lynda Catherine Price Bitler. On January 30, 1950, Barbara married the late Earnest Charles Schultz.

Barbara retired from GTE Sylvania after many years of service. She loved the beach, doing crafts, camping, and spending time with her family.

Surviving are four daughters: Colleen N. (James) Reed of Muncy, Elaine C. Schultz of Lairdsville, Susan L. (George) Nace of Roundup, MT, and Lynn M. (Gary) Wertman of Shade Gap, PA; two sons, Dennis L. (Jacqueline) Schultz of Montoursville, Barry E. (Leslie) Schultz of Ludington, MI; one sister, Betsy Charles of Hughesville; two brothers, Marlin Bitler of Picture Rocks and Ralph Bitler of Hughesville; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and mother, Barbara was preceded in death by two brothers, Roland and Raymond Bitler; and a grandson, Joshua Waltman.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, June 11th at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Dan Cale officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, NPCF P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502.

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

 

Posted: June 9, 2015

Michael S. Moore

Michael S. Moore, Sr., 90 of New Port Richey, FL, formerly of Williamsport, died Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Marliere Care Center, New Port Richey.

His wife of 67 years, Mary Elizabeth (Wise) Moore, died November 10, 2013.

Born July 21, 1924 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Michael S. and Jeanette (Hayes) Moore.

Prior to his retirement, Michael was employed as a mechanic at the former Sylvania Corporation of Montoursville. He was a devoted father and grandfather.

Surviving are three daughters: Christina Ryder of Keller, TX, Pamela Hadesty of New Port Richey, FL, Michele Carr of Limerick, PA, and one son, Michael Moore, Jr. of New Port Richey, Fla., nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, a brother Melvin Moore of Nevada, and a sister Margaret Thomke of Florida.

Services to honor Michael’s life will be conducted at 12 Noon Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Chapel at Wildwood Cemetery, 1151 Cemetery Street, Williamsport, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may in Michael’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Inc., Williamsport, PA.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: June 9, 2015




Clara E. Winder

Clara E. Winder, 89, of Mt. Dora, FL, formerly of Williamsport, died Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Avante in Mount Dora, FL.

Born December 17, 1925, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of George and Mary (Guisewhite) Applegate. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Emerson E. Winder, Sr., in December of 2007.

Clara retired from Shop-Vac in 1988 after 17 years. Prior to Shop-Vac, she had also worked at Ray-O-Vac for 15 years. She was a member of the Nisbet Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Clara enjoyed camping, bingo, and making crafts.

Surviving are three sons, Paul L. Winder (Margaret) of Troy, Emerson E. Winder, Jr. of Eustis, FL, and Earl E. Winder (Kathy) of Madison WI; five grandchildren; Michele, Angie, Emerson III, Erik , and Ryan; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral service honoring Clara’s life will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. Burial will be held at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. A viewing will be held 1 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: June 8, 2015

Thelma “Pat” Diltz

Thelma “Pat” Diltz, 88, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully, Sunday June 7, 2015 at the Williamsport Home.

Born June 25, 1926 she was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Cook) Patterson.

Pat grew up on the family farm and graduated from Towanda High School and the Robert Packer School of Nursing. She was a member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church. Pat worked as a night nursing supervisor at Williamsport Hospital until she became Dr. William J. Todhunter, Sr., long time nursing assistant, a job which she loved.

She was a wonderful fan of Lycoming College football and any sport that her grandchildren were participating in.

Surviving are two daughters, Lynne D. (Frank) Girardi, of Williamsport and Sally D. (Tom) Kuhns, of Avis, a sister, Rita Jane Palcer, of Texas, 5 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, William L. Diltz, on June 26, 2007, and twin brothers, John and James Patterson.

A graveside service to honor the life of Pat will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.

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

The family would like to thank the Williamsport Home staff and Dr. Lee Ciccarelli for the wonderful care she received.
Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Williamsport.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: June 8, 2015

Darrell Wayne Walker

Darrell Wayne Walker, 56, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015, at his residence.

He was born August 24, 1958, in Williamsport, the son of Robert Chester, Sr. and Doris E. (Adams) Walker.

Darrell retired in 2011 from the Lycoming Housing Authority. He had a soft heart and loved to give to his family and friends. Darrell's true passion was the long conversations he would have concerning sports.

He is survived by his children, Sherrell Walker, of Ky., Josiah Smith, of Ariz., Travis Crossley, Darrell Sweeting both, of Williamsport, Hershel Walker, of Ga., Anthony Barasky, Tyler Phillips both, of Williamsport and Brandon Campbell, of Wis.; six brothers, Richard K. Walker, of Williamsport, Craig S. Walker, of Harrisburg, Elliott S. Walker, of Lewisburg, Clint M. Walker, Sr., Sean P. Walker and Mark A. Walker, all of Williamsport; four sisters, Reva D. Walker, of Williamsport, Vontella C. Irick, of Md., Gloria L. Barone, of Atlanta, Ga., Laurona M. Walker, of Williamsport; ten grandchildren; also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Darrell was predeceased by two brothers, Laurence R. Walker, Robert C.
Walker, Jr. and a sister, Roberta I. Stewart.

In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial donation can be made to the
Memorial Dialysis Fund of Central Pa., 1660 Sycamore Road, Suite B.,
Montoursville, Pa. 17754.

Relatives and friends are invited to Darrell's Life Celebration service at noon Friday, June 12, 2015, at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd.

Life Celebration Home 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport with Rev. Danesta Whaley officiating. A visitation will be from 10 am until noon. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

 

Posted: June 8, 2015




Kathryn A. “Kathy” Myers

Kathryn A. “Kathy” Myers, 62, of Muncy, entered eternal life on June 2, 2015, following a courageous battle with multiple myeloma and plasma cell leukemia.

Kathy was born on May 21, 1953 to Harvey and Karen Myers.
Kathy was one in a million, a fact those who knew her were aware of long before she heard it from her doctor regarding her diagnosis. Known for her sense of humor, ease in conversation, and gentle heart, Kathy loved spending time with family and friends and was proud to have attended EVERY Muncy High School Alumni Banquet and reunion for the Class of ’71.

In addition to reading Nicholas Sparks’ novels, she enjoyed knitting, staying current on the local buzz, humming birds, and a good yard sale. She had a strong aversion to cameras that could be used more than once and saying goodbye on the telephone.

She is survived by her son, Thomas and his wife Nichole; her three beautiful grandchildren, who she loved deeply, Owen, Liam and Mia; her mother, Karen; two sisters, Carol and Cindy; two brothers Crist and Andy; and loving and supportive in-laws, nieces, nephews and a host of long-time friends.
 
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at Muncy Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to the Muncy Alumni Association, P.O. Box 243 Muncy, PA 17756

The family is being assisted by Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, PA 17756.

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

 

Posted: June 8, 2015

Margaret Ellen (Bennett) Schweiker

Margaret Ellen (Bennett) Schweiker, 99, of Williamsport, died Saturday, June 05, 2015 at the Williamsport Home.

She was born on January 03, 1916 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Clarence W. and Mary (Andrews) Bennett.

On April 21, 1945 Margaret married the late Fred G. “Dap” Schweiker, Jr. and they celebrated 57 years of marriage together until his death on May 30, 2002.

Margaret was a graduate of Williamsport High School. She was a member of First Church of Christ (Disciples) of Williamsport, the Jennie L. Hayes Sunday School, the South Williamsport Senior Citizens and served on the board of the Church World Fellowship.

Margaret is survived by; nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret was preceded in death by one brother; Raymond A. Bennett, and two sisters; Pearl Fisher and Edith Johnson.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

A private family graveside service will be held 11:00a.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. Arrangements are being handled by the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira Street, Williamsport.

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Posted: June 8, 2015

Lawrence H. “Burky” Burkholder, Jr.

Lawrence H. “Burky” Burkholder, Jr., 86, of Linden, passed peacefully on Friday, June 5, 2015 at Rose View Center, following a brief illness.

Born August 2, 1928, in Williamsport, he was a son of Lawrence H., Sr. and Bertha (Kreger) Burkholder. He married Lenore G. Saiers and would have celebrated 46 years together in August.

Lawrence served in the National Guard. He retired as a supervisor at Carey-McFalls (Springs) after 35 years. After retirement he worked as a night guard at Simons Recycling for several years.

Lawrence enjoyed hunting, fishing, target shooting, playing cards, watching TV, especially Western movies, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy, and spending time with family at gatherings, bonfires, and cookouts.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Joseph M. Burkholder (Rita) of Douglas, Wyoming, Charles W. McLaughlin (Mary) of Linden, and Terry A. McLaughlin (Dawn) of Virginia Beach; four daughters, Vonnie L. Beamer of Jersey Shore, Linda A. Hanna (Mark) of Banks, Oregon, Patricia M. Plants (Larry) of Trout Run, and Darlene K. Phillips (Garry) of Linden; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Carl Burkholder of Kansas, and Melvin Burkholder of Linden.

He was preceded in death by two sons, John and Thomas Burkholder, and two sisters, Betty J. Harvey and Elizabeth Young.

A funeral service to honor Lawrence’s life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. Burial will be held at Twin Hills Cemetery, Muncy. A viewing will be held 1 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: June 8, 2015




Thomas Flagg Price

Thomas Flagg Price, 77, of Hughesville, went to be with his Lord on June 3, 2015 at the Gatehouse, Williamsport, after a courageous battle with a long term illness.

Born November 14, 1937 in East Tawas, MI, he was the second child of the late James G. and Cora (Libby) Price. On September 8, 1973, in Picture Rocks, he married the former Nancy G. Taggart, who survives. Together they celebrated 41 years of marriage.

Tom was a 1955 graduate of Doylestown High School. He served in the U. S. Army from 1957 to 1959. Tom worked for Sears, Roebuck and Co. for over 38 years in flooring sales.

He was a longtime member of the Hughesville Baptist Church, where he held numerous offices. Tom was also a 15 year member of the Picture Rocks Lions Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four children and their spouses, Stephen Trinity and his wife, Vicki, of Corvalis, OR, Sarah Ryan and her husband, Mike, of Roseburg, OR, Thomas Price, of St. Helens, OR and Elwin Price and his wife, Jennifer, of Washington, UT; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Carey Price, of Millboro, DE, J. Travers and Janet Price, of Wauwatosa, WI and William “Bo” and Bonnie Price, of Green Lake, WI; a sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and Paul Nelsen, of Ripon, WI; three grandchildren, Aurora Trinity, Logan and Zaria Price; four nieces and nephews; several grand nieces and grand nephews; and his beloved dog, Lori and kitty, Misty.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, at Hughesville Baptist Church, 37 N. 3rd Street, Hughesville where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., with his pastor, the Rev. Thomas Brokaw, officiating.

Burial will be held privately in Hironimus Union Church Cemetery, Weikert.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Hughesville Baptist Church, 37 N. Third St., Hughesville, PA 17737 or to the Gatehouse, make check payable to the Susquehanna Health Foundation and mail to 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

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

 

Posted: June 4, 2015

Gordon Ray Fry

Gordon Ray Fry, 30 of Hughesville died June 2, 2015 unexpectedly at his home. He was born September 11, 1984 in Williamsport a son of the late William Fry and Alice F. Brady, of Muncy Valley.

Gordon was currently employed as a butcher at the Country Store, Pennsdale and had worked for Don Waltman Meats, Williamsport. He loved fishing, camping and working on cars and tractors.

In addition to his mother, Gordon is survived by his companion, Jasmine Kapp, Hughesville; daughter, Caitlyn Fry, Williamsport; brother, Shawn W. Fry, Hughesville; step-brother, William “Billy” Fry, Florida; four step-sisters, Janelle Haines, Hughesville; Tina Harry, Florida; Brandy Shaner, Hughesville; and Cori Haines; paternal grandparents, Gordon and Edith Fry, Muncy; uncle, John Fry, Montoursville and eights aunts, Jodi Sanner, Muncy; Barb Ryder, Montoursville; Mary Rooker, Muncy; Donna Montgomery, Hughesville; Martha Ryder, Hughesville; Deborah Waltman, Picture Rocks; Linda Brady, Hughesville; and Katherine Reynolds, Winfield.

A celebration of life is planned for 4-6 p.m. Saturday June 13, 2015 at the Angus Inn, Hughesville. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.

 

Posted: June 4, 2015

Dora M. Clees Koch

Dora M. Clees Koch, 84, of Muncy, died Friday, June 05, 2015 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born September 8, 1930 in Muncy Twp., she was a daughter of the late Harold and Jennie (Shultz) Fry. On July 28, 1974, she married John “Jack” Koch, who survives. Together they would have celebrated 41 years of marriage.

Dora attended Muncy Area High School. She worked at the former Carey-McFalls, Montgomery before retiring after 36 years from the former Sylvania, Montoursville.

She was a member of Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one son and daughter-in-law, Gary F. and Kathy “Katey” Clees, of Pennsdale; one sister and brother-in-law, Dianna and William “Bud” Hiller, of Muncy; three grandchildren, Lukas Clees, of Defiance, OH., Ryan Clees, of Muncy and Casey Clees and his wife, Sharon, of Montoursville; four great-grandchildren, William, Austin, Conner and Liam Clees.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by two brothers, Norman and Floyd Fry; and two sisters, Shirley Gray and Dolly Andrews.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with her minister, Pastor Kevin St. Martin, officiating.

Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church, 658 Village Rd., Pennsdale, PA 17756.

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

 

Posted: June 5, 2015




Sally A. Guiswite

Sally A. Guiswite, 78, of Jersey Shore, passed away on May 25, 2015 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

She was the wife of John L. Guiswite.

Sally was born March 11, 1937, in Oriole, Pa., the daughter of the late George and Alberta (Laubach) Lehman.

Sally was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School with the Class of 1955. In addition she attended the Williamsport School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse having been employed by the Jersey Shore Hospital and Rose View Nursing Center.

Sally was a member of Fairplay Gospel Fellowship of Jersey Shore where she also volunteered a lot of her time.

One of the big projects that she helped on and enjoyed the most was, âHope Made Real,ã a children’s mission in Rwanda, Africa.

She was an avid volunteer for "Operation Christmas Child" and Hospice Care.
Surviving is her husband, John L. Guiswite, Jersey Shore; her children, Wayne Guiswite (Valerie), Jersey Shore; Kathy Delaney (Don), Jersey Shore; Donald Guiswite (Susan), Harrisburg; Michael Guiswite (Shelly) Jersey Shore; John Guiswite (Michelle) Loganton. Also surviving Sally are her 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Made Real, the children's African mission, in care of Fairplay Gospel Fellowship, 1625 Walnut St., Jersey Shore.

Family and friends are invited to Sally’s Life Celebration Memorial Service on Friday, May 29, 2015, 1 p.m., at Fairplay Gospel Fellowship, 1625 Walnut St., Jersey Shore. Her son, Michael Guiswite, will be officiating the services.

Visitation times will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and interment will follow the service in the Oval Cemetery.

Local arrangements by Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore.

 

Posted: June 3, 2015

Margaret Jane Reading

Margaret Jane Reading, 94, of Jersey Shore, passed away May 27, 2015, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

She was the wife of Paul H. Reading who preceded her in death. Margaret was born May 20, 1921, in Oval, Pa., the daughter of the late Guy F. and Myrtle (Epler) Barner.

Margaret was a homemaker who enjoyed caring for her family and friends and loved the simple things in life. She liked cooking and canning, photography, listening to the radio and the police scanner. Margaret was a self-sufficient woman, making her own soaps and shampoo; she was a lifelong farmer and a hard worker who loved helping people.

Surviving are her sons, Orie Reading (Sandra) and Charles âRickã Reading (Vivian), all of Rauchtown; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lois Carstetter and Marie Eck; and three brothers, Bill, Harry and Jake Barner.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Margaret’s name to the charity of choice.

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

Arrangements are being handled by Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home", 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore.

 

Posted: June 3, 2015

Fred C. Barrett

Fred C. Barrett, 56, of 306 W. Southern Ave., South Williamsport, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at his home surrounded by family and friends.

Born August 1, 1958 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Wray E. and Carole M. (Miller) Barrett. On April 26, 2006 he married the former Bonnie Boatman, who survives. They were together for 22 years, married for nine.

Fred attended South Williamsport High School. He worked many years as a truck driver, most recently doing deliveries for Susquehanna Paper.

He was a former member of the VFW Post 7863, Duboistown.

Fred was an avid sports fan and liked to watch NASCAR, football and golf. He loved camping and spending time at his lot, “The Land”, on Loyalsock Creek. Most importantly, Fred enjoyed playing with his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Ashley Bastian, of Duboistown and Branden and Kayla Barrett, of S. Williamsport; one daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Cory Brown, of Ralston; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Doug and Sandy Barrett, of S. Williamsport, Craig and Gwen Barrett, of Newberry, and Wray “Scott” Barrett, of Linden; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Cheri and Mark Hessert, of Greenville, NC and Kellie Whipple, of Jersey Shore; nine grandchildren, Cheyenne, Dominic, Blake, Savannah, Ethan, Channing, Summer, Grayson and Connor.

In keeping with Fred’s wishes, there will be no visitation.

The family is planning a celebration of life service to be announced at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions in Fred’s name be made to the American Cancer Society, Lycoming Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

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

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

The family will start greeting guests at 1 p.m. at "the Land" on Lyons Barr Road in Montoursville.  A brief service will be held at 2 p.m. with a pig roast to follow. 

Anyone needing directions or for donations to the pig roast please email fbarrettmemorial@gmail.com and leave a message for a return response.

 

Posted: June 3, 2015




Ann L. VanDine

Ann L. VanDine, 55, of Muncy, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Hershey Medical Center. She was a nurturing mother, devoted wife, caring daughter and sister, loving aunt, and loyal friend.

Born November 27, 1959 in Muncy, she was a daughter of Charles L. and Caroline A. Barto Hall. She and her husband, Gary L. VanDine, would have celebrated 32 years of marriage on September 17, 2015.

Ann was currently employed at the East Lycoming Shopper and Luminary. She was very active with the Keystone Sportsman’s Association and loved working with children. Ann also enjoyed flowers, gardening, crafts, and traveling. However, one of her greatest joys was spending time with her family.

Surviving, in addition to her parents and husband of Muncy, are a daughter, Amiann (Brynn) Bower of Hughesville; a son, John C. VanDine of Muncy; two sisters, Penny H. (David) Booth of Muncy, and Carmen H. Shoemaker of Muncy; and her beloved beagles, Flash and Shiloh.

Ann was preceded in death by a brother, Charles L. “Chuck” Hall Jr.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, June 5, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, Pastor Matt McGovern and Mark Basinger co-officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org.

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

 

Posted: June 1, 2015

James K. Stum

James K. Stum, 96, of Montoursville, died at his residence on June 1, 2015. He was born in Newton, a son of James E. and Lenora Gussman Stum.

He was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Army and also received a purple heart and retired from Young Industries.

Preceding him were his parents; his beloved wife, the former, Dorothy E. Sheaffer; a granddaughter, Sandra Lee Wodrig; two sisters, Fleta Morrison and Miriam Jones, and a brother, Louis Stum.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth L. of Montoursville and Harry J. (Carleen) of Washington; two daughters, Rev. Barbara L. (Rev. Oscar) Wodrig of Montoursville and Debra A. McMahon of Millville; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, June 5, at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street, Montoursville, with Rev. Michael Swimley officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends will be received from 10 -11 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

 

Posted: June 2, 2015

Kathyleen J. Cramer Holmes

Kathyleen J. Cramer Holmes, 83, formerly of Jersey Shore, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at ManorCare Health Services South, Williamsport.

Born January 3, 1932, in South Williamsport, she was a daughter of David William and Rosabelle Marie (Gephart) Cramer.

Kathyleen graduated from Williamsport High School, Class of 1949. She worked at Sylvania, Montoursville and retired from Favilla Knitting Mills in Williamsport.

She attended St. John’s United Methodist Church, was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a Past Mother Advisor of the Rainbow Girls. Kathyleen enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking, and cooking.

Surviving are a son, Rustin L. Holmes (Margie) of Bangor; a daughter, Carol A. Beatty (Wayne) of Jersey Shore; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and two brothers, Javan H. Cramer (Barbara) of Scottsdale, AZ and David E. Cramer (Betty) of South Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Beverly J. Himmelreich.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.

Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: June 3, 2015




Mabreen Simon

Our beloved and beautiful wife and mother Mabreen Simon went to be with the Lord on Friday May 29th, 2015. She fought long and hard, but the Lord wanted her with Him and out of pain.

Mabreen is survived by her husband Rev Dr. S.David Simon, Her children Sumit David, Susanna Malini, Sushant Criswell; Daughter in law Maria Kurian & her soon to be welcomed grandchild. She is also survived by her siblings Mab Samuel, Morris & Asha Diamond, Rita & Stanley Portion, Rakesh Diamond and their children and grand-children.

Mabreen was born in Meerut, India, to Martin and Rose Diamond; earned a double Masters in Fine Arts and Political Science. David and Mabreen moved to the United States for good in 1999 to be closer to their Children. By profession she was an Educator, but spent her life being a dedicated mother, champion of her children and a hardworking servant of the Lord standing steadfast by David and their ministry.

Her biggest joy was her family and their friends. Her meals were legendary and you were a blessed person to have had the opportunity to sample her cooking, or sit in the light of her abundant and unwavering love. Mabreen had a joy for life, always wanting to be out and amidst the chaos, never sitting still.

A funeral service to honor the life of Mabreen will be held at 11a.m. on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 at St. John’s –Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry Street, Williamsport, PA. with Rev. Beth Jones officiating. There will be a viewing at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Following the service a repast will be held at the church.

In lieu of Flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the India Mission Fund. Checks made in name of Quiggleville UMC for the India Mission Fund and be mailed to Quiggleville UMC, 2055 State Route 973 West, Cogan Station, PA 17728-8655.

Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home at 1914 Memorial Ave, Williamsport PA 17701.

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Posted: June 1, 2015

Judy L. Phillips

Judy L. Phillips, 52, of Trout Run went home to be with her family Thursday, May 28, 2015 after a hard fight with an extended illness.

Born July 16, 1962 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Earl J. and Mary Lou Bubb Phillips. Judy had a special bond with her mother, with whom she lived with her entire life.

Judy graduated from Williamsport High School. She was employed by Pennsylvania College of Technology for 33 years where she worked in the mail room.

Judy was a member of Trout Run United Methodist Church and had been active with the youth group. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Felicitas Chapter No.500. Judy had previously volunteered at the Community Arts Center as an usher. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, planting her flower garden and was fond of her pets, especially her horse Gent.

Judy always looked forward to spending holidays with her family. Being a kid at heart, she always kept the candy dish full for the kids.

Surviving are her sister, Penelope B. (Gary) Wiesner of Gloucester, VA, nephews Joshua (Amy) Phillips of Loyalsock Twp. and Jason (Jennifer) Phillips of Hughesville, a niece Brittani Phillips of Jersey Shore, great nieces and nephew, Emily, Logan and Paige and her best friend of 40 years, Deanna Wertz.

A memorial service to honor the life of Judy will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. with Pastor Adam Miller officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Judy’s name may be made to Trout Run United Methodist Church, 78 Creamery Road, Trout Run, PA 17771, or to Trout Run Volunteer Fire Co., 241 Rte. 14, Trout Run, PA 17771.

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Posted: June 1, 2015

B.J. Johnson

B.J. Johnson, 68, of Montoursville, passed away June 1, 2015 at his residence. He was born April 21, 1947 in St. Augustine, Fla., a son of Howard E. Johnson and Catherine E. Jowers, and was raised by his step father, Earl McSwain.

He was a delivery driver for the former D.H.L. and was a Vietnam veteran serving in both the Army and Air Force.

He is survived his mother of Fla.; his wife, the former Marianne Homler’ children, David Johnson and Niki Wolf; step children, Tammy Mumma and William D. L. Else; brother, Glenn Barnes and several grandchildren.

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




Harold L. Fowler

Harold L. Fowler, 80, of Lime Bluff Rd. Muncy, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 at his home.

Born December 19, 1934 in Towanda, he was the son of the late Paul W. and Genevieve (Walker) Fowler.  He was married to the former B. Marie Cotner on November 23, 1984 and they shared almost 28 years of marriage until her death November 19, 2012.

He was employed by Hazlett Tree Service for 35 years serving as a foreman and also worked at Weis Markets in Muncy for 9 years.  Harold was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 866, Washingtonville Fire Hall, and the Hughesville American Legion Post #35.

Harold’s favorite pastime was listening to music and dancing with his many loving friends and band players, who tagged him as the “energizer bunny” on the dance floor.  He enjoyed the outdoors, antique cars, and vintage tractors and was a New York Giant football fan.

He is survived by his two sons:  William F. Fowler, Taylor; David P. and his wife Janice Fowler, Clayton, Alabama; two daughters:  Rebecca H. and her husband Dwight Shoemaker, Hughesville; Janine M. Fowler, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; one step-daughter:  Charlene M. and her husband Joseph Zellers, Muncy; one step-son: Daryl “Butch” and his wife Deb Edwards, Lynden, KS; a brother: John C. Fowler, Mildred; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; 3 step-grandchildren; 5 step-great-grandchildren; and also surviving is his companion Dottie Portzline.
Besides his wife and parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Paul E. Fowler; a sister Helen I. Hollenback; and an infant son, Lawrence Fowler.

Friends are invited to call from 12:00 to 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville where the funeral will be held at 1:00 PM with Dwight Shoemaker his son-in-law officiating.

Services have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc PC, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville, PA 17772.  www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: June 1, 2015

Judith E. DiCenso

Judith E. DiCenso, 89, of Loyalsock Twp., died on May 28, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 8, 1925 in Canton, PA, the daughter of Dr. Ernest and Mabel Dryer Strauss. Upon her father’s death she was then raised by her mother and step-father, Lawrence Zimmerman (“Zimmy”).

She graduated from Canton High School, Class of 1943.

Judy was a very active and unselfish lady. She was the type of person that if you only met her once, you could never forget you met her. She left a very positive impression upon everyone she touched.

Judy’s working career consisted of managerial and sales positions in the food service industry; namely the Wheel Inn, Inc., the Oaks Club, and the Holiday Inn of Williamsport. Upon moving to Williamsport in 1957, she continued her interests in cooking and entertaining. She and her husband were known and recognized for their unselfish graciousness to many local community organizations, two of which were The School of Hope and The Williamsport Home. Each year during the Christmas holiday season, the residents of each organization were the DiCenso’s invited house guests. They were bused to their home in Loyalsock Twp. to enjoy a complete Christmas dinner, gifts, and holiday entertainment. A day of holiday spirit was enjoyed by everyone. This “gift of love” was a very special occasion always anticipated by the residents each and every year.

She was the recipient of numerous cooking awards throughout the east coast, and some of her best recipes found their way into many cook books. Cooking for others was her pride and joy throughout her entire life.

She was a member of the Williamsport Hospital Auxiliary, the Lycoming County Historical Society, the Loyalsock Garden Club, Wheel Inn, Inc., and the Clio Club.
A former Board member of the Williamsport Home, M.S. Society, American Lung Association, and the Williamsport-Lycoming County Council of Republican Women. She was past President of the Montoursville Garden
Club, and was the first female member and the first female President of Loyalsock Kiwanis Club.

Preceding her was her husband, Alfred A. DiCenso, a stepdaughter, Karen Doherty, and a step-granddaughter, Ann DiCenso.

Surviving are a son, Rodney N. (Lynn) Bailey of Loyalsock Twp.; a stepson, Alfred P. (Bobbie) DiCenso of Annapolis, MD; a sister, Wilda Kaiser of Poughquag, New York, nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. There are numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, PA. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends will be received from 10 -11a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Valley View Nursing Center, 2140 Warrensville Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754.

 

Posted: June 1, 2015

Debra M. (Diggan) Summers

Debra M. (Diggan) Summers, 57, of Cogan Station, died on Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

She was married on November 19, 1983 to Craig R. Summers, who survives, and they celebrated thirty one years as husband and wife.

Debra was born in Greenville County, South Carolina on October 26, 1957 and was the daughter of Carol L. (West) Diggan of Williamsport. She had worked at Dominos Pizza and attended First Southern Baptist Church, Williamsport. She enjoyed playing bingo.

In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by one son; Mark Masters of Williamsport, one step-son; Paul Summers of Williamsport, one step-daughter; Marilyn Summers of Williamsport and one brother; Charles Diggan of Linden.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 71 Franklin St., Suite 207, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

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

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Posted: June 1, 2015




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