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Obituaries ~ June 2016
 



Dora L. Reynolds

Dora L. Reynolds, 87, formerly of Muncy, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in the ManorCare Health Services-North at Williamsport. Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Tuesday, February 12, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Nevin L. and Mabel E. (McCarty) Smith.

Dora was the widow of Richard L. "Red" Reynolds who preceded her in death on September 17, 2001.

She was employed as a nurse's aid by the former Lysock View and had also been employed as a waitress at several local restaurants. She and her husband were the co-owners of the former Pumpkin Center Restaurant at Montgomery.

Dora was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Montgomery. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

She is survived by three sons, James R. and wife Deborah Reynolds, Muncy; Gary L. Reynolds, Muncy; Thomas W. and wife Galene Reynolds, Cogan Station. Dora is also survived by eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Dora was preceded in death by her son, David L. Reynolds; two sisters, Anna Simons and Althea Levan and one brother, Leon Smith.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 with Max L. Walters, Jr., pastor of the Lairdsville Faith Church, officiating.

Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call on Tuesday from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: June 30, 2016

David J. Selfe

David J. Selfe of Woolrich, the son of John A. and Vera G. Selfe of Lock Haven, was born July 29, 1931 and died on June 21, 2016.

Mr. Selfe was a 1950 graduate of the Lock Haven High School, enlisting in the U.S. Air Force in 1951 where he served as a B-29 Crew Chief with the 93 (Sac) Division stationed in Japan; then transferred to the states of Texas and California until his discharge in 1954.

Mr. Selfe joined the Air National Guard (A.N.G.) 112th Tactical Control Squadron in 1957 at State College where he served as a ground equipment repairman, supervisor, and Master Sargent, until 1960. He rejoined the A.N.G. in 1973 as an aerospace equipment repairman and was deployed to Turkey, Italy, and Denmark, retiring from service in 1990.

Mr. Selfe was employed at the Piper Aircraft Airport and the Lycoming Air Service as an aeronautics mechanic. He also owned and operated Selfe’s Engine Service in Woolrich.

He was a member of the Woolrich Community Church, the American Legion, and a life member of the D.A.V.

Mr. Selfe was preceded in death by two sons, David L. Selfe of Lock Haven and Stephen C. Selfe of Alaska.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Shirley; two daughters, Gayla J. Selfe of Flemington and Susan (Marvin) Brown of Farrandsville; six grandchildren; and eighteen great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service for Mr. Selfe will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 2 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Alan Eckenroad officiating.

Memorials for Mr. Selfe may be made to the choice of the donor.

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

 

Posted: July 1, 2016

Steven J. Gehret

Steven J. Gehret, 49, formerly of Montoursville, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the home of his parents.  He was born April 13, 1967 in Dunmore, PA, a son of James J. and Nancy L. Cillo Gehret.

Steve was the maintenance manager for Endeavor Air (Delta) Airlines, and served for ten years in the Coast Guard where he served on the USCG Sledge.  He was a member of the Corvette Club; Corvettes, model airplanes and golf were his passion.

He is survived by his parents of Montoursville; his son, Alec J. Gehret of Livonia, MI; sister, Shelley Nishi of Kensington, MD, and his nieces and nephews Tyler, Isabella, Keita, and Nishi.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville, with the Rev. John K. Manno as Celebrant.  Interment will follow at Montoursville Cemetery.  A viewing for family and friends will be held Tuesday morning at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville from 9:45-10:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the church.

 

Posted: July 5, 2016




Ella Mae Poorman

Ella Mae Poorman, 98, formerly a resident of Heartland Personal Care Home, Woolrich, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Susque View Home, Lock Haven.

Born in Howard on March 26, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Jenny Hughes Brickley.

In 1935 Ella married Budd O. Poorman whom she celebrated 71 years of marriage with before his passing on December 16, 2016.

Ella was an Avon Sales Representative for over 50 years.

She was a member of the Lock Haven First Church of Christ, sharing her love for singing by being a member of the choir. Ella also participated in the monthly hoagie sales at the church.

Ella enjoyed playing cards and crocheting.

She also cherished the time she spent at home caring for her family.

Surviving are three daughters: Edwina “Winnie” M. Geraty of Mill Hall, Sandra F. (William) Koch of Allentown, and Darla L. Logue of Cape May, NJ; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and seven great, great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 3 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Steve Salmon officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 1 P.M. to 3 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lock Haven First Church of Christ through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: June 29, 2016

Ardell R. McQuillen

Ardell R. McQuillen, 90 of Williamsport, died Wednesday morning at home, surrounded by his family.

Ardell was born in Williamsport on September 25, 1925 ,the son of Claude J. and Elizabeth C. Engle McQuillen.

He is a member of St. Anns Catholic Church. Prior to retirement Ardell was a millwright for 38 yrs. at Avco Lycoming. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed camping and the outdoors.

A World War II Army Veteran, former P.O.W. during WWII, and recipient of the Purple Heart, he was a member of the Jersey Shore V.F.W.

He is survived by his wife of 56 yrs. the former Helen L. Danneker, his children Claudette Signor and Robert (Rob) McQuillen both of Williamsport, step son Keith Bower , grandchildren Robert Bower and Lorie (Rich) Parker.

He is also survived by a brother Gerard (Anne) McQuillen of Williamsport and many nieces and nephews.

Ardell was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Elmer, George and Claude and sister Rita Engle.

Funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice. C/O Susquehanna Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, Pa. 17701

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

 

Posted: June 30, 2016

Rosemary F. Wagner

Rosemary F. Wagner, 92, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at ManorCare South.

A graveside service to honor Rosemary's life will be held 10 Am Thursday, July 7, at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: June 30, 2016




John Wesley "Jack" Kinney

John Wesley "Jack" Kinney, 73, of Loyalsock Township, passed away unexpectedly in Florida on Thursday, June 23, 2016.

Jack was born in Salladasburg on Aug. 16, 1942, a son of Edward L. and Anna Mae Anderson Kinney. He was raised in the Little Italy area of Williamsport. Jack attended Williamsport Area schools. When he was younger, he had played baseball and was on the championship team for Avco. He later enjoyed softball and played for a number of different teams at Elm Park. He played guitar and drums when he was younger in one of the city's first rock and roll groups at his uncle's Sportsman's Bar. Later, he continued to play in a number of area bands; the most recent being The Southern Nites. He also played bass guitar with the Zafar Grotto String Band. Jack was a talented artist, enjoyed coaching boys' soccer, and enjoyed ballroom dancing with his wife.

He was a member and usher of the former Mater Dolorosa Church, as well as a member of the Holy Name Society at the Church. He is now a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. He was also a member of The Sons of Italy Lodge 2786, The Young Men's Republican Club, and American Legion Post No. 1. Jack retired from Textron Lycoming in 1999 after over 30 years of employment.

Jack and his wife, the former Carol Ann Jeselnik, would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Aug. 21, 2016. Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, Sean Joseph (Ashley) Kinney, of Olney, MD, Andrew Wesley (Molly) Kinney, of Austin, TX, and their children, Isla Juliana and Wesley Joseph; surviving from a previous marriage are his children, Pam, Vicki, and Greg (Marsha); five additional grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; also surviving is his sister, Joyce Cole, of Williamsport.

His parents; brothers, Richard and Edward "Sonny" Kinney; and sister, Betty Gatz, preceded him in death.

The family will receive family and friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening, June 30, 2016, at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Friday July 1, 2016, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Jackás name be made to Hope Lodge of Central PA, 125 Lucy Ave., Hummelstown, PA 17036 or Susquehanna Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 for the benefit of the Cancer Treatment Center at DPH.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: June 29, 2016

Debra K. Lee

Debra K. Lee, 63, of Duboistown, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Williamsport Hospital.

Born June 27, 1953 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Shick) Hurley.

Debbie was an avid Bingo player, enjoyed traveling and taking care of her flower garden, and she loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years Francis E. Lee whom she married Nov. 11, 1970, four children Nikki Lee of Williamsport, Zackary M. Lee (Alyssa) of Duboiostown, Justin L. Lee (Launa) of Nisbet, and Francis E. Lee, Jr. of Williamsport, nine grandchildren, and four great grandchildren, five siblings Marion Chestnut of OK, John Hurley of Williamsport, Gary Hurley of Reading, Mike Hurley of Nisbet, and Cindy Ottenmiller of Nisbet.

She was preceded in death by a sister Sue Williams.

Visitation will be held from 3-4 p.m. Friday July 1 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, followed by a memorial service to honor Debbie’s life at 4 p.m. Burial will be at a later date in Montoursville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Debbie’s name may be made to Lifting Little Lives P.O. Box 138 West Milton, PA 17886 www.liftinglittlelives.org

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: June 29, 2016

Thomas A.”Tuck” Frazier

Thomas A.”Tuck” Frazier, 88, of Williamsport, died on June 21, 2016 surrounded by his family at The Gatehouse.

Tuck was born in Wehrum, Indiana County, Pennsylvania on Sept. 14, 1927. He was the son of Christopher Hamilton and Ysabell Bostic Frazier. At a young age his family moved to Williamsport, where he would live for most of his life. At the age of 11 he played shortstop for Lycoming Dairy under manager Carl Stotz, the first year of Little League Baseball. He was proud to be a lifelong ambassador for Little League Baseball.

He was a graduate of Williamsport High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University. He met Marilyn Harer at Stevens Junior High School in Williamsport and the two were married in 1954. They were married for 61 years and the parents of three children.

He proudly served in both the United States Army during the Korea Conflict and the United States Navy in World War II.

Professionally he was an engineer, entrepreneur, inventor and businessman. He was a co-founder of PlastiVac Corporation in Montgomery, PA, which later became part of The West Company. He has numerous patents in pharmaceutical and consumer plastics co-listed with The West Company, including one that is on display in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. He was a distinguished plastics engineer and businessman for over 40 years.

He was a volunteer member of the Williamsport Water and Sanitary Authority for over 40 years, where he served as chairman of The Williamsport Sanitary Authority until March 2016.

Tuck was blessed with many lifelong friends from his days in Williamsport, Little League Baseball, The Williamsport Country Club, and The West Company.

Tuck had a wonderful sense of humor. He enjoyed golfing, picnics and card games with family and friends, watching Penn State Football, family trips to the beach, and participating in any activity that involved his kids or grandkids. He also enjoyed the company of many feline companions over the years.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn; two sons; Thomas Marc (Laurie) of Williamsport, Charles H. ‘Chip’(Brenda) of Clinton Township; and daughter B. Kathryn of Macungie; two grandchildren; Rebecca L. Frazier and Duncan A. Frazier, three step-grandchildren, and six step- great grandchildren.

The family thanks Dr. Russell Gombosi, the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit and The Gatehouse for their professional care.

A private burial was held by the family in Wildwood Cemetery. There will be a memorial service in Tuck’s memory at Messiah Lutheran Church in South Williamsport on July 9, 2016 at 10:00AM with Pastor Joshua L. Reinsburrow officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball Scholarship Fund or the Lycoming Animal Protection Society (LAPS).

Arrangements are being handled by Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation and Funeral Home, 500 West 4th Street, Williamsport.

Send condolences to www.jamesmaneval.com.

 

Posted: June 29, 2016




Joe Harvey Shirk

Joe Harvey Shirk, 52, peacefully passed away in Cross Fork, Pa on June 24, 2016 following complications from surgery.

He was born in Manheim, Pa, the son of the late Harvey M. Shirk and Doris J. Shirk Bowman who resides in Cross Fork.

Joe loved the ocean, fishing, hunting and watching movies with his grandsons, Eric and Ryan.

He will be lovingly missed by his daughters, Anita J. and her husband Daniel M. and their two sons of Haneyville, PA, and Samantha L. and her husband Telly and their three daughters of Diberville, MS.

Joe is survived by an older brother, Michael and two older sisters, Connie and Donna of Manheim, Pa.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Sherry Shirk.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at Cross Fork’s Fire Hall.

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

Online condolences and thoughts of remembrance may be left by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: June 27, 2016

Kenneth L. “Ken” Bower

Kenneth L. “Ken” Bower, 89, of South Williamsport, passed away at home on Monday, June 27, 2016 after a lengthy illness.

Born November 15, 1926 in South Williamsport, he was the son of Eva Mae (Dietrick) and Daniel H. Bower. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Kathryn Bower Raymond and his brother Harold D. Bower.

Mr. Bower attended South Williamsport High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1943 -1946 aboard the Battleship USS Nevada as a radar man and saw action at the Aleutian Islands, the North Atlantic, Normandy, Southern France, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the East China Sea.

Ken was always a joker. He spent 48 years working for the Grit Publishing Company, starting in the composing room downtown and later transferring to the Maynard St. plant. He met the love of his life, Winnie, at the Grit whom he married on June 20, 1948. Ken enjoyed the outdoors, both camping and hunting. He loved to watch baseball and football and work in the yard and garden. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in South Williamsport.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Winifred L. (Barber) Bower, his son David L. Bower and wife Suzanne of Goldsboro, PA, his daughter Barbara Bower Green and husband Richard of South Williamsport, and his two grandchildren Brian R. Green of Brooklyn, NY and Juliana B. Green of Mountain Top, his two sister-in-law’s, Marilyn Breidinger and Carol A. Barber both of Williamsport, and three cousins, Charles, Thomas and James Smith all of State College and several nephews .

The family would like to thank ALL of his special care providers that came from Caring for You and Susquehanna Hospice to their home during his lengthy illness.

A funeral service to honor Kenny’s life will he held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 South Howard St. South Williamsport, with the Rev. Joshua L. Reinsburrow officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Ken’s name may be made to the local Veterans Administration, local VA clinic, Susquehanna Hospice, Messiah Lutheran Church, or South Williamsport Volunteer Fire Company.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: June 28, 2016

Irene P. McPheron

Irene P. McPheron, 92, a resident of Muncy, PA, formerly of Lexington, KY, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016 in the Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village at Lewisburg, PA. Born in High Bridge, Jessamine County, KY, on Friday, January 18, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Henry and Nannie Belle (Johnson) Pryor.

Irene was the widow of Sam McPheron who preceded her in death in 1994.

She was a homemaker.

Irene was a member of the First Assembly of God at Lexington, KY. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, S. Wayne and Barbara McPheron, Muncy, PA and Danny Charles and Beth McPheron, Louisville, KY; two grandsons, Eric McPheron and Drew McPheron. In addition to her husband, Irene was preceded in death by her son, Allen, one brother, Charles Pryor and one sister, Leona Kesterson.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Milward Funeral Directors, 391 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Interment will be in the Wilmore Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

The family respectfully declines flowers. Local arrangements have been entrusted to 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 28, 2016




Warren (Skip) T. Caldwell, Jr.

Warren (Skip) T. Caldwell, Jr., 77, of Williamsport, died on Friday, June 24, 2016 at home. He and his wife the former Barbara S. Horn celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on May 16th.

He was born on May 28, 1939 in Williamsport and was the son of Warren T. and M. Evelyn Evans Caldwell.

Skip was a 1957 graduate of Williamsport High School and entered the U.S. Air Force that same year. He was stationed in Taiwan as a radio operator and upon returning from the Air Force he worked as a Tool Design Apprentice at Textron. He retired from Textron in 2001 where he worked as a purchasing agent, in sales, and in the corporate planning office. He was a member of Northway Presbyterian Church where he had served as a Deacon. He coached AYSO soccer for eight years when his sons were young. He also assisted with the Explorer Scout program at Textron. He was a lifelong model train hobbyist.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Kevin (Beth) Caldwell of Dartmouth, MA and Christopher Caldwell of Williamsport; one daughter Pamela Caldwell of Williamsport; four grandchildren, Taylor, Trate, Sophie, and Isabella.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: June 27, 2016

Beverly Ann (Johns) Howard

Beverly Ann (Johns) Howard, 79, of Williamsport, died on Friday, June 24, 2016 at The Gatehouse.

She was married on February 21, 1959 to Neil L. Howard, who survives, and they have celebrated 57 years as husband and wife.

Beverly was born on December 15, 1936 in Cherry Tree and was the daughter of the late Horace and Mildred (Weakland) Johns. She was a dedicated homemaker that enjoyed tending to her family. She was a life member of the Moose ladies auxiliary and enjoyed painting pictures and crocheting. In her younger years, she was an avid bowler.

In addition to her husband Neil, she is survived by two sons; Daniel E. Sayah, II and wife Debra of Williamsport and Neil L. Howard, Jr. and wife Michele of Manheim, two daughters; Danita M. Sayah and companion Timothy Klotz of S. Williamsport and Linda G. Kilburn and husband Timothy of Reinholds, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two brothers; Horace “Chuck” Johns of Lake Shasta, CA and Jay Johns of Webster, NY and one sister; Samice Hawkins of Palm Springs, CA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step father; Elmer Allen, one brother; John T. “Ted” Allen and one grandson.

There will be a public viewing 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016 and again 10-11 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport, where the funeral will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday with the Reverend Kenneth R. Weiss officiating.

Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. (Please indicate on contribution “The Gatehouse”)

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: June 27, 2016

Tom “Dandy Fine” Walker

Tom “Dandy Fine” Walker, 99, of Flemington died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Susque View Home, Lock Haven.

Born February 2, 1917 Tom was one of 17 children born to Goldie Mae and John D. “Pat” Walker of Flemington.

Tom served in the Army in WWII. He held many jobs over the course of his lifetime, beginning with caddying as a youngster and ending up with a job he loved the most, working at Claster Lumber Company in Lock Haven, retiring when they started to open on Sundays.

He married the love of his life, Ina Forsht on April 27, 1940 and they had celebrated 71 years of marriage prior to her death in 2011. He was a long time member St. Luke’s United Church of Christ. Tom enjoyed hunting and staying at the Walker and the Maggs hunting camps. His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.

Tom and Ina danced their way to fame in a TV commercial for Kudos snack bars. Dancing at the Elks and their grandchildren’s weddings and wherever the opportunity presented itself was always a favorite pastime. They were also well-known for winning the Pennsylvania lottery in the spring of 1985.

In addition to his wife and parents, Tom was also preceded in death by 14 siblings.

He is survived by his four children and their spouses: Dave and Kay (Best)Walker of Kutztown, PA; Stan and Sue (Rafetto)Walker of West Chester, PA; Jim “Rock” and Sally (Helies) Walker of Woodbry, CT; and Beth and Pat O’Connor of State College, PA; 8 grandchildren and their families, including 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two siblings, Patsy Hummer and Billy Lee Walker and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 2:30 P.M. with Rev. Patty Dodds officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:30 P.M. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 1175 W. 4th Street, Lock Haven, PA or the Ross Library, 232 W. Main Street, Lock Haven, Pa. 17745.

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

 

Posted: June 28, 2016




John Robert Dugan

John Robert Dugan, 79, of Muncy, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born July 6, 1936 in Lock Haven, he was a son of the late Robert E. and Mary J. (Frankenfield) Dugan. He and his wife, the former Velma Morin were married July 15, 1961. Together they celebrated nearly 55 years of marriage.

John was a 1954 graduate of Watsontown High School and a graduate of the former Harrisburg Barbering School. He served honorably with the U.S. Army.

John began his 61 year career as a barber when he opened his first Barber shop in Allenwood. He moved once to Danville, finally settling in Montgomery, where he operated Dugan’s Barber Shop till his retirement. After retirement he continued to work part time at Master’s Barber Shop in Danville.

John formerly attended St. John’s (Delaware Run) Lutheran Church, Watsontown.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed cutting wood, fishing and hunting. John was a lifetime member of the NRA. He loved attending flea markets and was a collector of many things. He was fond of cars and enjoyed driving the new hybrids. John also had a great devotion to his dogs.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son and daughter-in-law, John T. Dugan and Sally Jellison, of both Muncy and Edgewater, NJ; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and William Dowdy, of Muncy; one sister, Patricia R. Dugan, of Muncy; and four grandchildren, Charlene Dugan, Michael Joseph Dowdy, Robert Thomas Dowdy and Jennifer Elise Dowdy.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Barbara Irvin and Joan McKinnon and one brother, Richard Dugan.

Friends will be received from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where a memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor Sam Corderman, of East District Mennonite Church, Watsontown.

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

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

 

Posted: June 23, 2016

Verla I. Stroble

Verla I. Stroble, 79, of Jersey Shore passed away Thursday June 23, 2016, at her home.

Verla was born March 31, 1937, in Woodward Twp., Lycoming County a daughter of the late James A. and Letha M. (Bower) Mahaffey. September 6, 1957, she married Forrest G. Stroble, who survives.

Verla was a member of the Salladasburg United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. Earlier in life she had worked at the former GTE Sylvania. She was a big help to her husband on the farm and also took in many foster children over the years. She enjoyed helping others, gardening, cooking, baking, and running her weed whacker. She was a member of the Larry’s Creek Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.

In addition to her husband of 59 years, Verla is survived by three children, Dwayne F. (Gail) Stroble, Jersey Shore, Darleen M. Runner and Earllee (Amy) Stroble, Jersey Shore; ten grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 32 foster children; a sister, Marie Miller, Williamsport and several nieces and nephews.

Verla was preceded in death by a grand-son-in-law, Christopher Rarick and four sisters, Betty Griffith, Grace Sanders, Merna Meisel and Hazel Magargle.

A service to celebrate the life of Verla will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Salladasburg United Methodist Church, 404 Main St., Salladasburg with Rev. Kevin Brophy, officiating. The interment will be in the Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will receive friends in the church Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salladasburg United Methodist Church, to benefit the children, PO Box 404, Salladasburg, PA 17740-0404.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: June 24, 2016

Edythe R. Sober

Edythe R. Sober, 85, of Williamsport, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Manor Care Health Services, North. She was born January 16, 1931 in Williamsport, a daughter of the late Lloyd W. and the late Evelyn C. (Newcomer) Heinlen.

She retired from Penn College, was a member of Eastern Star #321 and collected salt and pepper shakers.

Preceding her were her parents; a daughter, Elaine Fay Sober and a granddaughter, Shannon Sober.

Edythe is survived by her husband of 66 years, William H. Sober, Sr.; four sons, William H. Sober, Jr. of Williamsport, Charles L. Sober of Williamsport; Robert A. Sober of Linden and Edward L. Sober of Ashland City. TN; two daughters, Karen (Jim) Fink of Montoursville and Lynda (Jim) Snyder of Watsontown; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 am, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Pastor Marty Coffey officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Wednesday at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m.

 

Posted: June 27, 2016




John D. Manley II

John D. Manley II, 45, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at his sister’s home.

Born May 27, 1971, in Danville, he was a son of John D. and Ann (Miller) Manley, of Williamsport.

John was a graduate of Williamsport Area School District where he wrestled for 12 years and was a district champion and a two time regional runner up. He later graduated from Pennsylvania School of Technology with a degree in Auto body Technology. John worked in building maintenance at Pepsi, Hon Industry, Grissly Imports, and was a ride supervisor for 22 years for Benner Amusement.

John attended the Christian Church in Cogan Station. He enjoyed coaching softball, baseball, wrestling, playing pool and loved amusement rides. He was a New York Yankee’s baseball fan and a Dallas Cowboys football fan. John was always available to lend a hand when someone needed help.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two sons, Anthony D. Manley and Brian S. Manley, a daughter, Samantha R. Manley, five grandchildren, Juliauna, Anthony, Tate, Jayden, and Brycen, a brother, Gregg A. Manley, two sisters, Kathy A. Danilowicz, all of Williamsport, and Crystal L. Hyde (Lee P.), of New Cumberland, two step-grandchildren, Jakobi and Adrianna, and his two dogs, Nickii and Scooby.

John was preceded in death by two brothers, Terry L. and David J. Manley, and a sister Proalla L. Manley.

A funeral service to honor the life of John will be held 8 p.m. Friday, June 24 at the Christian Church at Cogan Station, 5904 Lycoming Creek Road. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until time of service at the Christian Church at Cogan Station.

Burial will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: June 23, 2016

Helen J. Eisenhower

Helen J. Eisenhower, 95, of Castanea, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at ManorCare of Jersey Shore.

She was born in Castanea on March 4, 1921, the daughter of the late Peter and Mary Spizziri Mazza.

Helen was married to Elton Eisenhower for several years until passing in 1994.

She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish of Lock Haven.

Helen worked at her brother’s business, Mazza’s Restaurant of Lock Haven.

She is survived by a sister, Evelyn Mazza of Lock Haven; several nieces and nephews; and her long-time friends, Sergio, Shirley and Jenn Esposito.

In addition to her husband and parents, Helen was preceded in death by ten siblings, Clyde, Dave, Paul, Richard, Clyde, Concetta, Flora, Edith, Christina and Annie.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 310 W. Water St., Lock Haven, with Rev. Father Michael Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow at St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery, Lock Haven.

Friends and family will be received at the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Posted: June 23, 2016

Jean L. McNeil

Jean L. McNeil, 95, of Glendale, Ariz., died Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Valley of the Hospice, in Glendale, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Daniel T. McNeil Sr.

Born June 22, 1920, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Helen (Sents) Flanagan.

Jean was a member of the Eastern Star and life member of VFW Post 3248 Auxiliary, Muncy.

Surviving are a son, Daniel T. McNeil, Jr. (Sandra), of Trout Run, a daughter, Jeanie L. Leist (John), of Glendale, AZ, four grandchildren, Denise McNeil, of Trout Run, Daniel P. McNeil (Errin), of Trout Run, Michelle Shank (Steve), of Muncy, and Scott Leist, of Glendale, AZ, five great-grandchildren, Corryn Confer, Kaitlin Shank, Daniel I. McNeil, Elizabeth Hart, and Ian McNeil, and four great-great-grandchildren, McKenna McNeil, Lucas Hart, Madilyn Livermore and Grant Confer.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Walter and Jack Flanagan, and two sisters, Clarissa Bricker and Cora Cupp.

A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 27 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

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Posted: June 23, 2016




Brian L. Charles

Brian L. Charles, 38, of Unityville, died Monday, June 20, 2016 at his home.

Born September 22, 1977 in Danville, he was a son of George I. and Sharon R. Stine Charles.

Brian was an honorary Life Member of Unityville Community Volunteer Fire Company, and he enjoyed traveling, his laptop computer, and playing Pacman.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a sister, Pauline (John) Anderson of Harrisburg; a brother, Andrew (Bobbi Jo) Charles of Unityville; a paternal grandmother, Clara Mae Grey Charles of Unityville; four aunts, Mary (Charles) Hopfer of Watsontown, Kelly (James) Earnest of IN, Shirley (Gordon) Myers of Unityville and Doris Walizer of Harrisburg; two nieces, Katie Charles, and Lindsey Charles; and a nephew, Tyler Stackhouse.

Brian was preceded in death by an aunt, Molly Applegate; a niece, Jackie Stackhouse; and a great-nephew, Austin Cousins.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. John Wesley Anderson Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Lungerville Christian Cemetery, Unityville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: June 22, 2016

Lois Elizabeth (Fisher) Eisenhower

Lois Elizabeth (Fisher) Eisenhower, 87, of Williamsport, died on Monday, June 20, 2016 at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville.

She was born in Williamsport on July 31, 1928 and was the daughter of the late Leonard H. and Emma Louise (Britton) Fisher. She was the widow of the late Lee S. Eisenhower, Sr. who preceded her in death in 1988.

She was a graduate of Williamsport High School. Lois retired from Shop Vac in 1990 with 20 year’s service. In her younger years, she was an avid flower gardener. She was a member of the South Williamsport Senior Citizens where she enjoyed bingo and crafts. She especially enjoyed crocheting afghans and won several blue ribbons at the Hughesville Fair.

Lois is survived by one son; Lee S. Eisenhower, Jr. (Tinnia) of Mechanicsburg, one daughter; Mary Ann Santus of Muncy and one sister; Sally Tallman of Tuckerton, NJ. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother; James M. Fisher and one sister; Mary Jane Hollingsworth.

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

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Posted: June 22, 2016

John Francis Beirne

John Francis Beirne, 65, of Williamsport, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville from chronic heart disease.

He was born on November 17, 1950 in Wilkes-Barre and was the son of the late Owen Thomas and Teresa Finnen Beirne.

A friend of Bill W. and Jimmy K. for 37 years, John B. was a lifelong fan of learning, technology and eating. He served two tours of duty with the 1st Calvary Division in the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War. He graduated from Mansfield University in 1984.

John is survived by his children; Erin Elizabeth Beirne and Ryan Patrick Beirne (Lindsey) and his grandchildren; Alex Keegan Anspach and Kamden Delroy Swanger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother; Dr. Helen Dittman Beirne and his brother; Nick Fleenor.

In keeping with John’s wishes, a poolside memorial will be planned for September 3, 2016. He requested that there was not to be any viewing or funeral service.

John was allergic to flowers, so please do not send any. Instead, please send contributions in his name to the SeniorNet program at James V. Brown Library, 19 East 4th St, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

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

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Posted: June 23, 2016




David W. Smith

David W. Smith, 62, of Hughesville, died Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the Gatehouse.

Born October 7, 1953 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Kimber and Joanne (Clark) Smith.

Dave enjoyed fishing, going to car races, and NHRA drag racing.

Surviving are a sister, Susan (Jon) Klotz of Montoursville; two brothers, Kim (Susan) Smith of Muncy and Steve Smith of Williamsport; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Smith.

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

 

Posted: June 21, 2016

Clara J. Coffey

Clara J. Coffey, 95, of Williamsport passed away Monday, June 20, 2016, at her home.

Clara was born December 6, 1920, in Wellsboro, a daughter of the late James and Fanny (Black) Coffey. Her husband, the late Thomas “Haven” Coffey Sr, passed away in 1965.

She attended Love Unlimited United Ministries, Williamsport and had served as a housekeeper for many of the prominent families of Williamsport for many years. Clara loved being a grandmother and was known as “Gram and G. G.” to many throughout the area. She enjoyed watching NBA and NFL especially the Eagles, watching game shows, solving scrambled word puzzles well into her 90’s, cooking and baking especially apple pies and attending Christian Women’s Club of Stonecroft Ministries in Montoursville.

Clara is survived by five children, Lester J. Coffey, Lock Haven, Kathleen L. (Robert) Bowyer, Pittsburgh, Sandra E. Coffey, Williamsport, Thomas H. (Stephanie) Coffey Jr., Williamsport and Clara M. Whaley, Williamsport; 13 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Clara was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathryn L. Coffey and ten siblings.

A service to celebrate the life of Clara will be held at 10 am Saturday in the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport with Pastor Belton Mobley, officiating. The interment will be in the Montoursville Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday at the funeral home from 9 am till the time of service.

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Posted: June 21, 2016

Patricia A. (Laddeck) Langley

Patricia A. (Laddeck) Langley, 82, of Williamsport, died on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Rose View Center.

She was married on April 14, 1960 to the late Elliott T. Langley, Jr. who had died on February 1, 2016 and they had celebrated 55 years as husband and wife.

Patricia was born in Williamsport on August 31, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Fedor and Clara Mae (Law) Laddeck. She had owned and operated Lizzie Doyle’s for a few years. She was a dedicated homemaker who also enjoyed crafts, painting, interior design, music and animals.

Patricia is survived by one daughter; Patricia Ann Hogan (Gene) of Pottstown, one step-son; Elliott T. Langley, III “Bud” of Tamarac, FL, two step-daughters; Sandy Callenius (Walt) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Ellen Langley of Breckenridge, MI, three grandchildren; Rhianna, Bridget and Cassius, seven step-grandchildren, one great granddaughter; Gabrielle and 15 step-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter; Karen E. (Langley) Mancini, one son; Christopher R. Langley, three brothers; Calvin, Richard and James and three sisters; Dorothy, Grace and Wanda.

There will be a public viewing 12 – 1 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport, where the funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. The Reverend John C. Staje, Jr. will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.

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

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Posted: June 22, 2016




George C. Losell

George C. Losell, 84, of Williamsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at the Williamsport Home. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Shirley L. Losell on Dec. 21, 2007.

Born June 1, 1932, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Chester and Katherine (Koch) Losell.

George was a U.S. Army Veteran. Following his military service he was the owner and operator of Losell Container Service.

He was a member of St. Paul Calvary United Methodist Church. He was a hardworking man and enjoyed being around people. He loved traveling to different drag racing events with the guys and watching NASCAR. Most of all George cherished his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are his three children, Carol A. Slout (Donald L.), Barbara J. Waltz (Thomas J.), Robert D. Losell (Beth A.), all of Williamsport; 13 grandchildren, Galen (Mary) and George (Megan) Wimer, Amber (Justin) Kastner, Richard "J.R.," Victoria, Valerie, Ryan, Emma, Kyle, Alex, Sara, and Brian Losell, and Alexis Waltz; six great-grandchildren, Lola, Layla, and Leo Kastner, Everett and Chloe Wimer, and Amarion Losell; two brothers, Ronald Losell (Sandy), of Mechanicsburg and Charlie Losell (Linda), of Williamsport; two sisters, Barbara Miller, of Montoursville and Judy Conklain (Dave), of Montoursville; and sister-in-law, Yvonne Losell.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by two sons, Richard R. and G. David Losell; daughter-in-law, Trudy Losell, daughter, Mary Jo Losell; great-grandson, Sayid Losell; brother, James Losell; and a sister, Louise Gibson.

A funeral service to honor the life of George will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 24 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. Jennet Wertz officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in George’s name to Alzheimerás Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes Barre, PA 18740.
The family of George would like to thank the staff of the 100-200 hallway of the Williamsport Home for the compassionate care they showed day in and day out.

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Posted: June 20, 2016

Dennis Carl "Denny" Meyer

Dennis Carl "Denny" Meyer, 92, of Cogan House, went with God on Sunday, June 19, 2016, surrounded by his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Genevieve "Jenny" (Patterson) Meyer, on July 8, 2015. He worked alongside his adoring wife on their farm for 60 years. The couple was best known as "Denny and Jenny."

He was born Jan. 19, 1924, on Shady Vale Farm, in Cogan House, where he lived all his life. He was a son of the late C. Morris and Olive (McCracken) Meyer, after his mother passed away, he was raised by Louise (Nienheuser) Meyer.

Denny was a 1942 graduate of Liberty High School. He delighted in the steady, simple abundance of farming life. He loved hard work and a good laugh and a tall tale. He loved hunting and roving his farm with his son-in-laws and grandsons. He could name every tree and tell you where a timid patch of Jack-in-the-Pulpits grew in the woods. He knew whether the year would be good for corn and could sense when a cow needed help bringing her baby.

As a fourth generation farmer of Shady Vale Farm, he knew every inch of the land and had a reverence for life that only lifelong farmer could have. He loved worshiping and studying scripture with his friends and family at Centennial United Methodist Church in Cogan House, where one of his favorite hymns was "Revive Us Again." His hands were so much like his life - strong, kind, weathered, and gentle, open to receive blessing, and extended in care for those around him.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary (Tom) Gregory, Denise (Danny) Lepley, and Lynn (Jim) King; six grandchildren, Sarah (Eric) Lepley Kauffman, Jonah (Richelle) Gregory, Seth Lepley, Micah (Kaitlin McDaniel) Gregory, Jonathan (Beth) Gregory and Jess Gregory; six great-grandchildren, Elise Gregory, Solomon Gregory, Atticus Kauffman, Emma Gregory, Phineas Kauffman, and Jenevie Gregory; and three siblings, Jean Crist, Larue Meyer and Fae Waltz.

A funeral service to honor the life of Denny will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. Dr. H. Russell Blanchard officiating.

Burial will follow in Cogan House Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

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Posted: June 20, 2016

Michael J. Lisowski

Michael J. Lisowski, age 78, of Dushore, Cherry Township, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 at home with his family by his side.

Born October 2, 1937 in Hazleton, he is the son of Sylvia Yackenovich of Tamaqua, PA, and the late Michael Ustonsky. He and his wife of 57 years, Theresa Ann McGasko, were married on January 31, 1959. Michael honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was an insurance agent and operated his own insurance agency. Mike loved his family and was always their biggest fan. His life was filled with the love of the outdoors including hunting and fishing.

Surviving in addition to his mother and wife are a daughter, Theresa A. (Bill) McCarthy of Dushore; three sons, Michael J. (Jolene) Lisowski of Clearwater, FL, Joseph S. (Shelly) Lisowski of Hillsborough, NJ, David Bear (Sharon) Lisowski of Ringoes, NJ; two sisters, Sylvia (Charlie) Gilliott, Shirley (Solon) Mihalopoulos; a brother: Eddie Yackenovich; six grandchildren, Kristen (Rob) Costello, Crystal (Mike) McCusker, Jr., Michelle Lisowski, Kelly Lisowski, Kayla Becker, Macy McCarthy; five great grandchildren, Anthony Costello, Renee Costello, Natalie Costello, Kiara McCusker, Kruz McCusker, a Sister-In-Law, Margaret "Kibby" Malatesta; a Nephew, David Malatesta, numerous Nieces and Nephews; and Close Friends, Frank (Nancy) Ritinski.

In keeping with Michaels wishes, services will be private at the convenience of the family. Inurnment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA. Services are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made in Michael’s name to Guthrie Hospice, Resource Development, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840.

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

 

Posted: June 21, 2016




Norma Jane Dawes

Norma Jane Dawes, 88, of South Williamsport, took her last breath on this earth shortly before noon on Friday June 17, 2016 at Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. It was in the very next moment when she realized what God inspired Paul to write in 1 Corinthians 2:9 “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.” Norma was standing in the throne room of God looking into the eyes of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Standing behind her was her husband with many family and friends, who had also put their hope in Jesus’ redeeming work on the cross as payment for their sins. Norma has finally made it home!

Born May 9, 1928 in Williamsport, Norma was a daughter of Stewart and Irene Miller and was raised by her adopted parents William and Eva Pearl Mowrey. She was a 1946 graduate of Williamsport Area High School. Norma worked at Tetley Tea for many years and then also as an assistant for Dr. Penfield’s office.

Norma married Donald L. Dawes on October 26, 1946 and together they shared 59 years of marriage before Don’s passing on January 13, 2005. Her greatest passion was being a mom. She loved her family dearly. She was an excellent baker, kept an immaculately clean house, and cheered on Penn State Football and was known for her tailgating spreads. Norma was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she taught several Sunday school classes. She will be forever remembered for her caring and compassionate personality, where she always put others first.

Surviving are 4 children, Donna L. Dawes, of South Williamsport, Richard L. (June) Dawes of Cogan Station, Holly J. Dawes of South Williamsport, and Jeffrey W. Dawes of South Williamsport; 3 grandchildren, Jodie (Frank) Govan, Shane (Candace) Dawes, and Heather (Paul) Crutchley, and 3 great grandchildren, Shelby, Tyler, and Chase

Norma was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and 4 siblings, Benjamin Miller, Marjorie Ertel, Betty Rogers, and Jack Miller.
A graveside service to honor the life of Norma will be held, 2:30 pm, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Steam Valley Cemetery, Trout Run with a family gathering to be announced following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made in Norma’s name to Trinity United Methodist Church 1971 Lycoming Creek Road Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Posted: June 20, 2016

Sebastian F. “Sub” Salvatori

Sebastian F. “Sub” Salvatori, 79, of Williamsport and formerly of Jersey Shore, died Friday, June 17, 2016 at the Williamsport Home.

Sub was born April 22, 1937, in Williamsport, a son of the late Frank and Angeline (Prinzo ) Salvatori. On December 31, 1998, he married Sharon L. (Hodgett) Griggs, who survives.

Sub was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. He graduated from Jersey Shore High School, Class of 1955, and graduated from Lock Haven University with a master’s degree in teaching. He taught in the Williamsport Area School District at Roosevelt Middle School and the former Franklin Elementary School for 35 years. He was an avid Penn State fan, liked to golf and played the accordion, organ, piano and keyboard in many local bands.

In addition to his wife of 17 years, he is survived by three children, Pamela (Vic) Fink, of Sierra Vista, AZ, Robert (Lori) Salvatori, of Sinking Spring, and Angela (David) Steele, of Williamsport; a step-son, David (Brooke) Griggs, of Ridgewood, NJ; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Leonard (Joyce) Salvatori, of Mesa, AZ; several nieces and nephews and his former wife, Josephine Salvatori, Williamsport.

A mass to celebrate Sub’s life will be held at 10 am, Wednesday June 21, 2016 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 702 West Fourth St., Williamsport.

The family will receive friends at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, Tuesday from 6-8 pm. and 8:45 to 9:30 am, Wednesday, in the portico of the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 702 West Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Uptown Music Collective, 848 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Posted: June 20, 2016

Donald E. Stroble

Donald E. Stroble, 98, of Gamble Twp., passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the Valley View Nursing Center. He was born July 28, 1917 in Hepburn Twp. a son of Lee E. and Ida M. McCaslin Stroble.

Don worked for the Pennsylvania Game Commission for 28 years, retiring in 1979, and after worked for E. Keeler Co. He was a member of the Beech Valley United Methodist Church and the Trout Run Senior Citizens.

He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, the former Dorothy G. Smith, and daughter, Linda G. Zimmerman.

He is survived by his sons, Roy E. (Loy) Stroble of Warrensville and Randy D. (Karen) Stroble of Trout Run; daughter, Donna L. Boyles of Palm Bay, Fla; 14 grandchildren, and many great, and great - great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the Beech Valley United Methodist Church, Calvert Road, Beech Valley, with the Rev. Marie E. Lewis Officiating. Interment will follow in the Beech Valley Cemetery. Friends will be received Wednesday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: June 20, 2016




Abraham W. “Abe” Young

Abraham W. “Abe” Young, 96, of Williamsport died Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Heartland Personal Care Home in Woolrich.

Born December 8, 1919 in Scranton, he was a son of the late Abraham and Edith Morton Young.

Abe retired as a machinist from AVCO.

Surviving is his daughter Sandra L. Ettwein of Lock Haven; one great- granddaughter; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne L. Young in 2014, a sister, Lilian Fox, and a granddaughter, Lynette.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the S.P.C.A. 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: June 17, 2016

Ruth E. Kelley

Ruth E. Kelley, 78 of Williamsport, died Friday, June 17, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born September 18, 1937 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Luther and Ruth (Murray) Farnsworth. She and her husband, John E. Kelley celebrated 50 years of marriage before his death June 28, 2007.

Ruth previously worked at the former Montgomery Mills and as a bartender while living in York.

She was a member of the Bower-Decker Post 251 American Legion, Montgomery.

Ruth enjoyed playing cards and attending family gatherings.

Surviving are a son, John E. Kelley, Jr., of Bellefonte; two daughters and one son-in-law, Kathleen and Howard Allen and Elizabeth Guisewhite, all of Montgomery; five grandchildren and their spouses, Danny Jr. and Helen Bennett, Krystal and Joe Diehl, Felicia and Justin Hanford, Kelli and Jason Finck and Kevin Guisewhite; nine great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and William Ohnmeiss; four half brothers, David, Luther, Eddie and Robert Farnsworth; and a half sister, Linda Tubbs.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Kevin D. Guisewhite and a sister, Sandy Fertitta.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.

Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in the Muncy Cemetery.

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

 

Posted: June 17, 2016

Edwin L. “Bud” Smith

Edwin L. “Bud” Smith, 92, of Mill Hall, died Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the Susque View Home, Lock Haven.

He was born on January 09, 1924 in Lock Haven and was the son of the late Harman and Frances (Swope) Smith.

Bud served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and earned the rank of Sergeant.

He worked for the Hammer Mill Paper Mill for 43 years and retired in 1987. Bud enjoyed football and was an avid fan of the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Pittsburg Steelers he also enjoyed reading, gardening and working in his workshop.

Bud is survived by one brother and sister-in-law; William H. “Bill” and Jacqueline Smith of Mill Hall, two nieces; Judith and her husband Joseph Rishel of Rauchtown and Patricia and her husband Steve Stevenson of Lock Haven, one great niece; Sandra Stevenson of Hatsfield, one great nephew; Michael Stevenson of Sykesville, MD and his longtime companion Donna Butler of Mill Hall.

Services for Bud will be held at the convenience of the family. Private burial will take place in Cedar Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by the Helt Funeral Chapel, 232 Hogan Blvd., Mill Hall.

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Posted: June 20, 2016




Dorothy M. Powell

Dorothy M. Powell, 87, of Mountain View Road, Lock Haven passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing, Lock Haven.

Born July 12, 1928 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter Wollie K. and Florence Walizer Shearer.

Dorothy was a 1946 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

On February 14, 1947 she married the love of her life, Walter F. Powell who preceded her in death.

Dorothy was employed by the Lock Haven Hospital, retiring in 1991.

She was a life-long member of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lock Haven.

She enjoyed cooking, especially for her family.

Dorothy was known to many by different names including Dot, Dort, Mom, and Nanny.

Dorothy loved people. She adored her children, and they always felt her love and compassion for them. Her big heart also had room for their friends and those of the neighborhood. Most important to her, though, were her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Dorothy was very active in the lives of her family, attending school and sporting events as well as supporting their various endeavors.

Surviving are four children: Dana (Kirby) Stiening of Portsmith, VA, Sandy (Peter) Rinella of Lock Haven, Mary Jo (Dennis, Sr., deceased) Sorgen of Lock Haven, and William (Donna) Powell of Castanea; eight grandchildren: Jon Stiening, Beth Bowman, Peter and Patrick Rinella, Dennis and Chris Sorgen, Bill Powell, and Danielle Hardy; twelve great grandchildren: Lauren Stiening, Baily, Braydon, Trey, and Cole Rinella, Matthew and Mason Sorgen, Abbi and Kenzi Powell, and Madison, Evan, and Sydnee Hardy; a sister, Margaret “Peggy” Parell of Levittown; a cousin, Jane Counsil; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Walter “Brud” Powell, she was preceded in death by her siblings: Nettie Dullen, William “Bill” Shearer, Kenneth Shearer, Leatrice Dullen, and Jack Shearer.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 2 P.M. at the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at the corner of W. Church St & First St., Lock Haven, with Rev. Karl Runser officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington on Sunday, June 19, 2016 from 6-8 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either her church, the United Evangelical Lutheran Church or Community Nursing Service of Clinton County through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: June 16, 2016

Jack N. Cram

Jack N. Cram, 80 of Williamsport died Monday June 13, 2016 at home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Spooner,WI on December 13, 1935, the son of John and Clara Zaccardi Cram. A salesman, he sold carpeting and tile.

He is survived by his daughter Kelly A. (Cram) Rockey of Williamsport; a grandson John J Cram of Altoona and grandchildren Joshua E. Smith, Jennifer A. Smith and Kristin L. Foreman-Rockey. He is also survived by 9 great grandchildren.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, a son John C. Cram and grandson Nathan N. Smith.

A Memorial service will be held at the Mormon Church, 82 Rader Road, Cogan Station, Pa. on Saturday June 25, 2016 at 11 am.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Posted: June 17, 2016

Donald C. Martin

Donald C. Martin, 47, of Montoursville, passed away Friday, June 17, 2016 at his home. He was born June 1, 1969 in Williamsport a son of Cecil R. Dye and Virginia L. Martin.

Don worked as an electrician for both Lockuff Electric and Meixel Electric. He was a member of the Eugene Grafius American Legion post 104; the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, enjoyed working on cars and his friends

He was predeceased by his father.

He is survived by his mother, Virginia L. Harris of Montoursville; his wife, the former Wendy L. Wilson; son, D. Cecil Martin of Ralston; step daughters, Katie L. Kutz of Port Matilda and Kylee A. Vargo at home; brother, Mike Finnerty of Williamsport, and sister, Tina Kuhns of Williamsport.

At his request there will be no viewing or services. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: June 17, 2016




Elton Treese

Elton Treese, 84, of Hughesville died Sunday, June 12, 2016 at his home.

Born September 28, 1931 in Gypsy, he was a son of the late Elton Elsworth and Edith Rhoda (Hall) Treese. He married the former Mary E. Matthews, and together they would have celebrated 40 years of marriage on June 26, 2016.

Elton was a Korean War veteran, where he received a Purple Heart. He was the past president of the Hughesville Jaycee's and Hughesville Fire Company. Elton also served on the Wolf Twp. Sewer Board.In his free time he enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting, and above all spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife he is survived by three daughters, Susan (Dana) Williams of Jerseytown, Rhonda (Rusty) Koch of Millville, and Sherri (Jim) Landmark of North Myrtle Beach, SC; one sister, Evelyn Knarr of Milton; five grandchildren, Kristina Remish, Jimmie (Kim) Landmark, Amber Williams, Reuben (Jessica) Koch, and Rosh Koch; and six great grandchildren, Reece Landmark, Sophia Remish, Madelyn Bowie, Drew Landmark, Jackson Koch, and Spencer Koch.

In addition to his parent he was preceded in death by three brothers, John M., Lloyd V., and George Treese; and a sister, Valrie.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, June 17 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Jane L. O'Borski officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department, N Railroad St & W Water St, Hughesville, PA 17737 or the Susquehanna Home Hospice c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701

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

 

Posted: June 15, 2016

Robert E. Cox, Sr.

Robert E. Cox, Sr., 73, of Williamsport, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at The Gatehouse. He was a lifetime resident of Williamsport, born December 4, 1942 to the late Harold O. and Elizabeth (Muerl) Cox. Robert and his late wife Dorothy M. (Ringler) were married in 1969 and shared 38 years of marriage before Dorothy passed away in August 2007.

Robert retired from Textron Lycoming after working for many years as Security. Robert was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church, Mulberry Street, Williamsport. He was a member of the Masons Lodge #397 and the Williamsport Scottish Right. Robert was a life member of the Independent Fire Company in South Williamsport and also served as Vice President of the Loyalsock Boosters and Loyalsock Pop Warner Association.

Robert is survived by one son, Robert E. Cox, Jr. and his wife Gretchen of Limerick and two grandsons James and Jonathan. He is also survived by one sister, Suzanne Leuthner of Camp Hill.

A funeral service will be held, Monday, June 20, 2016 at 10 am. The family will receive visitors 1 hour prior to the service, beginning at 9 am. It will be held at the Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral Home, 500 West 4th Street, Williamsport, PA. Interment will follow in the Rose Valley Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American diabetes Association, 3544 North Progress Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

You can pay your condolences to the family at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: June 15, 2016

Cecilia June Cunnion

Cecilia June Cunnion, 85, of Woodcrest Villa Retirement Community in Lancaster passed away in the Mennonite Home of Lancaster on June 14, 2016. A former resident of Loyalsock Township, Cecilia was born in Elizabeth, PA on June 15, 1930, the daughter of William Russell Noll and Margaret Martha Whetzel.

Cecilia, or “Ceil” as known to her many friends in Williamsport, cherished her role as loving wife, mother and grandmother. She relocated to Lancaster in 2008 to enjoy her retirement traveling with family, hosting gatherings and being the number one fan at her grandchildren’s numerous events. Warmly embraced by all who knew her, Cecilia was known for always having a positive word or smile for everyone she met.

A devout Catholic, Cecilia joined St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Lancaster and was a former member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Williamsport. A homemaker and teachers aid, Cecilia attended St. Barnabas High School and Lehman College (formerly Hunter College), both located in the Bronx, NY. She also went to Merchants and Bankers Secretarial School in New York.

An active member of the community, she was former President and member of St. Ann’s Altar and Rosary Society, a member of the original St. Ann’s School Board, a Eucharistic Minister and member of the St. Ann’s Women’s Guild. Cecilia was Past President and Life member of the Divine Providence Hospital Auxiliary and co-founded the Lights of Love campaign. She was Past President and board member of the Occupational Development Center of Lancaster, the Woman’s Club of Williamsport, the Towne Club of Lancaster and a member of the Williamsport Country Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert J. Cunnion Jr. in April of 2006, her parents, sister Rosemary Ann Skeahan and brother Charles Noll. She is survived by her five children: Robert J. (Dawn) Cunnion III of Malibu, CA; William R. (Nancy Ramin) Cunnion of Loyalsock; Martha J. Cunnion of Downingtown; Carol M.(Anthony) Hanosek of Palmyra and Jane A. (Richard, Jr.) Gamble of Landisville. Her seven grandchildren, who she adored, include: Kyle and Mary Cunnion; Patrick, Robert and John Hanosek; and Joseph and Erin Gamble.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Rd., Williamsport, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016. The family will receive relatives and friends at Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third Street Williamsport on Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery beside her loving husband in the Praying Hands Mausoleum. A Memorial Service will also be held at Woodcrest Villa in Lancaster Thursday June 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Cecilia’s memory may be made to the Divine Providence Hospital Auxiliary C/O Susquehanna Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Occupational Development Center at 640 Martha Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601.

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Posted: June 16, 2016




Harold E. Auten

Harold E. Auten, 80, a resident of Pennsdale, PA, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at his residence while surrounded by his loving family. Born in Turbotville, Northumberland County, PA, on Thursday, April 9, 1936, he was the son of the late Lawrence E. and Mildred E. (Snyder) Auten Hess.

Harold was the husband of Carla (Overhiser) Auten with whom he celebrated a 48th wedding anniversary on August 5, 2015.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. Harold served in both the European and Pacific Theatres and was a veteran of the Viet Nam War.

Harold was self employed as the owner of Auten's Air Condition and Heating.

He was a member of the Church of the Resurrection at Muncy, PA. Harold was a life member of Edward J. Smith V.F.W. Post 3428 at Muncy. He was an avid reader, enjoyed bird watching, hunting, fishing and earlier in life cooking. He especially enjoyed family vacations and spending time with family members.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Garth E. Auten, Hummelstown, PA; Brian F. and wife Allison Auten, Elizabeth City, NC; two grandchildren, Lyndsey Auten; Brandon Auten; two "special" sisters, Dr. Portia Brandt; Nannette Rusczyk and his beloved dog, Addie. In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Eleanor and Edward Overhiser.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, PA at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 16, 2016 with Reverend Glenn McCreary, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the St. Boniface Cemetery at Williamsport.

Friends may call on Thursday from 9:00 - 11:00 A.M. at the church. The family respectfully declines flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Muncy Township Volunteer Fire Company, 261 Village Road, Pennsdale, PA 17756.

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 13, 2016

Barbara Helen Williams (née Straub)

Barbara Helen Williams (née Straub) of Muncy, Pennsylvania was greeted into her heavenly home on June 13, 2016. She was born January 25, 1949 in St. Marys, PA to Roman and Isabelle Straub.

Barbara and Howard Williams became husband and wife on May 17, 1969 in St. Marys, PA at Shiloh Presbyterian Church. They raised their children, Roman and Stephanie, in Muncy, PA. Roman is married to Joelle and has three children, Elizabeth, Alexander, and Isaac, who lives in Grand Rapids, MI. Stephanie is married to Robert Morris; they have two children, Ana and Carter, and live in Duncannon, PA. Also surviving are her siblings Kenneth Straub (Dubois, PA), Teri Schlabach (St. Marys, PA), and Paul Straub (Camino, WA); and her sister-in-law Carol Williams (Carlisle, PA).

Barbara taught engineering drafting technology at Penn College of Technology (1980-1996) and retired professor emeritus. She was an active member of Evangelical Free Fellowship of Muncy as a women’s Bible study leader and the chairperson of community outreach. A large part of her ministry was mentoring women at Expectations Women’s Center in Williamsport, PA, where she taught classes on pregnancy, parenting, relationships, and the Bible.

Flowers will be arranged by the family. Gifts in her memory may be made to Expectations Women’s Center (9 N. 3rd Street, Lewisburg, PA 17837). A private burial will take place on June 16, 2016.

All are welcome at her memorial service on June 16, 2016, at 3:00 pm to be held at Muncy First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market Street, Muncy, PA.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: June 14, 2016

Gerald W. “Jerry” Roman

Gerald W. “Jerry” Roman, 69, of Montoursville, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016 at his residence.

He was married to the former Sherry J. “Jill” (McElheny) on September 7, 1967 and have celebrated 48 years as husband and wife.

Jerry was born on June 16, 1946 in Patton and was the son of the late George and Marie (Prevost) Roman. He had graduated from Loyalsock High School, graduated from Mansfield University with a Bachelors of Arts, graduated from Bloomsburg University with his Masters and graduated from Bucknell University with his Principal Certification. He had taught Social Studies at Montoursville McCall Middle School for 33 years and retired from there. He had coached football and soccer, enjoyed woodworking and was a huge Penn State and Pittsburgh Steeler Fan. Most of all, he was family oriented.

In addition to his wife Jill, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law; Edward J. “Ed” and Jennifer Roman of Lewisburg, two daughters; Amy M. Roman and Stacey L. Roman, both of Loyalsock Twp., four grandchildren; Joseph Alexander Roman, Jacob Morris Roman, Hannah Roman Rankey and Joshua Edward Rankey and one sister-in-law; Yvonne Roman of Duncannon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; Morris, George and Henry Roman.

The private graveside service was held Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the Montoursville Cemetery with Pastor Rick Waters officiating the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to; Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (Cure PSP) International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society; visit www.psp.org/donate/ways-to-give.html.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: June 14, 2016




William Clinton Robbins, M.D.

William Clinton Robbins, M.D., of Mount Dora, Florida, died on June 4, 2016. Dr. Robbins was born on October 4, 1921 in Columbia, Missouri, to William Jacob Robbins and Christine Chapman Robbins.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dagny; sons John (Mount Dora, FL) and Wesley (Los Angeles, CA); daughters Susan (Sherwood, AR) and Elizabeth (Leesburg, FL); grandson Cornelius Robbins (Los Angeles, CA); granddaughter Maja Robbins (Fort Collins, CO).

He is predeceased by his two brothers, Dr. Frederick Chapman Robbins, of Cleveland, OH, and Daniel Harvey Robbins, of Rochester NY.

He attended Hickman High School, in Columbia, MO, Columbia University (Class of 1942), and Cornell University Medical College (Class of 1945). He served his country as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Naval Service (1945-1948) at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Memphis, TN, and the U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt (Norfolk, VA). His internship was at Washington University School of Medicine - Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO, and his residency was at New York Hospital in New York City, NY.

His father's parents were the late Frederick Woods Robbins and Clara (Federhoof) Robbins of Williamsport, PA. Mr. Robins was the Superintendent of the School District of Williamsport. His father's sister was the late Helen Hopler, also of Williamsport.

His parents were both botanists, with his father serving as Director of the New York Botanical Garden.

While in private practice, as an internist (rheumatologist), in New York City, he lived and raised his family in Bronxville, NY. He was an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Cornell Univ. Medical College and was affiliated with the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York Hospital and the Rockefeller Institute and University Hospital.

A graveside ceremony for family and friends is scheduled for 11 A.M. on June 14th, 2016, at Montoursville Cemetery. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: June 13, 2016

Richard C. Scheirer

Richard C. Scheirer, 73, of Muncy, died Friday, June 10, 2016, at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born April 25, 1943 in Phoenixville, he was a son of the late Sherwood George and Catherine (Lyle) Scheirer. He and his wife, the former Judith A. Snyder, celebrated 48 years of marriage on July 22, 2015.

Richard was employed as a Graphic Artist for several companies in the Philadelphia area for over 15 years. Early in his career he enjoyed photography and painting. Richard served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Montgomery VFW, Post 743, for over 20 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR Racing, and was a life member of the NRA. Richard was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan.

Surviving, in addition to his wife Judith, are a son, Marc R. (Christina) Scheirer of Mt. Sterling, KY; and two brothers, Donald (Pauline) Scheirer of Phoenixville, S. Robin (Katherine) Scheirer of Monrovia, MD.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Douglas Scheirer. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Cinda J. Brucker officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, with graveside military honors accorded by combined veteran’s organizations. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may also be made in Richard's name to support Parkinson’s research at www.michaeljfox.org.

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

 

Posted: June 13, 2016

Terese “Terri” Counsil

Terese “Terri” Counsil, age 76, died peacefully on June 8, 2016, at her home in Lock Haven.

Terri was born May 15, 1940, the daughter of William and Beatrice Skinner.

Terri thoroughly enjoyed reading, gardening, planting flowers, going on walks with her dog Eli, and spending time with her husband Jerry.

She grew up in Michigan and graduated from University High School in Kalamazoo. Terri then attended Michigan State University where she graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. Terri taught elementary school throughout her adulthood in Minnesota, Missouri, and Pennsylvania.

On October 9, 1979, Terri married Jerome Counsil in Colorado. The couple moved to Germany for several years after being married where Jerry was stationed in the United States Army. During this time Terri worked for the United States Department of Defense as an elementary school teacher.

Terri is survived by her husband, Jerry; son, Jon Campbell of Austin, TX; daughter, Kristin Palecki of Stilwell, KS; seven grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and close friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday June 18, 2016, at Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, 231 High Street, Lock Haven, PA. 17745 with Rev. Taylor Camerer officiating.

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

 

Posted: June 13, 2016




Dennis Dwight Runk

Dennis Dwight Runk, 73, of Lock Haven passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born on June 30, 1942 in Everett, he was son of the late Sheldon Raymond Runk and Mabel Pepple Runk Wallace.

Denny graduated from Milton Hershey School for Boys in 1960, where he was a member of their famous Glee Club.

He was employed as a truck driver, retiring from Milton Transportation.

Denny was a member of the Northeast Panfish League.

He enjoyed fishing with his family and buddies as well as NASCAR.

Denny had a large family consisting of many children and step-children. In his eyes, though, none of his children were considered step-children.

Surviving are his children: Michael J. (Michelle) Johnson, Sr. of Loganton, William C. (Cynthia) Johnson of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Katherine A. (Gene) Knarr of Chesnee, South Carolina, Jon Sheldon Emerick, Holly Jo Emerick, and Boise “Bo” Miller of Lock Haven; a sister, Gale Diane (Charles) McCormick of Hesston; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and his girlfriend, Ginny Miller of Lock Haven.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Paul W. Wallace; two sisters, Judith Ann Runk and Paula Ann Wallace Donelson; and his beloved nephew, Charles Michael McCormick.

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

 

Posted: June 9, 2016

Orie S. Mann

Orie S. Mann, 85, of Upper Fairfield Twp., passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born August 4, 1930 in Ridg way, PA a son of Orie and Florence Stewart Mann.

Orie retired as an Electrical Engineer for the former GTE Sylvania, and was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the Air Force. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and the Alpine Club. He was a former Boy Scout Master and enjoyed hiking, hunting and gardening.

He was predeceased by his parents; son, Ken Mann, brothers, John and Merritt Mann, and sister, Joanne Speer.

He is survived by his wife, the former Florence M. Wagner; His sons, Kevin L. (Susan) Mann of Montoursville, Bob A. (Gladys) Mann of Hillsgrove; daughter, Paula R. (Joe) Paulsen of Sebastian, Fla.; step children, Margaret (David) Waldman of Home, PA, Mindy (Duane) Bower of Harrisburg, John Thomas (Sheryl) Kimport of Harrisburg, Larry (Mary) Kimport of Lumberton, NJ, Joanne (Bill) Fitzpatrick of Dubois and Paul (Dolly) Kimport of Philadelphia; eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and ten step grandchildren.

A private family graveside service will be held in Woodward Township Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: June 9, 2016

Charles C. Young

Charles C. Young, 89, of Muncy, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at the Williamsport Home. He was born October 29, 1926 in Williamsport a son of Austin G. and Ella Reeder Young.

He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army; was Owner operator of Bi Lo Heating of Williamsport for many years, and was also owner-operator of Complete Boiler Service, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Muncy Valley Moose; enjoyed golf, hunting, traveling with his wife Anna, and especially spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents; daughter, Betty J. Taylor, brothers, Archie and James, and sister, Gloria Hertz.

He is survived by his wife, the former Anna B. Day; sons, David A. (Linda) Young of Muncy, and Charles C. (Sherry) Young, Jr. of Hughesville; sisters, Ruby Montague of Lewisburg, Stella Coles of Birmingham Ala., Alice Lee of Boise Idaho, Evelyn Huntzinger of Mechanicsburg, Clema Klopp of Williamsport, a son-in-law George Taylor of Muncy and by seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Jane L. O’Borski officiating. Burial will follow in Huntersville Trinity Cemetery. Friends will be received Wednesday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers so that memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 3001 Old Gettysburg Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011.

 

Posted: June 10, 2016




Eva M. “Sis” Badman

Eva M. “Sis” Badman, 83, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Loyalsock Creek & Rehabilitation Center. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Joseph E. Badman, who died January 24.

Born November 25, 1932 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Collins and Olive English Hostrander.

She was a 1950 graduate of St. Joe’s High School and was a homemaker. Sis was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and a member of the former Ascension Church. She enjoyed cooking, especially for her family’s gatherings and taking care of plants in her greenhouse.

Surviving are two daughters Janice K. Henderson (Thomas) of Williamsport, and Deborah L. Spencer (Ross) of Dover, DE, six grandchildren Jody, Scott, Ryan, Holly, Joel, and Lora, and 14 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by six siblings Merrill, Clair, Lawrence “Butz” Hostrander, Mary Stark, Pearl Sauers, and Helen Monroe.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 13 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Annunciation Church, 702 W. Fourth St. Williamsport. Burial will be held in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville. Visitation will be held from 8:45- 9:45 in the church portico.

Memorial donations in Sis’s name may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Parish 711 West Edwin St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

 

Posted: June 9, 2016

William R. Kelchner, Jr.

William R. Kelchner, Jr. was called to the Lord’s house on June 9, 2016.

He is survived by his children, Laurie (Edward) Ade of Loyalsock Twp, and their daughters Haley of Hummelstown and Brieana of Loyalsock Twp., Judith (Carl) Bass of Kingwood, TX, and their daughters Jillian of Brooklyn NY, Caitie of Philidelphia, and Stephanie of Kingwood, TX, Michael and Gary of Williamsport, and his late wife Joan of 60 years.

Born July 14, 1925 the second of six children to the late William and Della (Sholder) Kelchner.

He was preceded in death by his sister Jean Compton and brothers Donald, Richard, Norman, and Robert Kelchner.

He was a graduate of Williamsport Schools and proudly served our country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. William was a life member of the American Legion Post# 1.

William was a 1951 graduate of Pennsylvania State University College of Agriculture. He married the love of his life, the former Joan Derone, a few weeks after graduation.

He worked in the family’s ice cream and candy making business until he and Joan purchased Kelchner’s Luncheonette at 228 West Forth Street (former Capital Theater Building), which they operated until their retirement in 1987.

They attended the former Church of the Savior, Lutheran Church.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family with the Reverend Jeff Patton officiating.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: June 9, 2016

James Arthur Styers, Sr.

James Arthur Styers, Sr., 66, of Enola and formerly of Mill Hall, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at his home.

Born on January 9, 1950 in Lock Haven, he was the son of Arnold Elwood and Addie Florence Porter Styers.

He was a graduate of Lock Haven High School.

James was a truck driver, driving for companies including Shaffer Trucking, Keen Trucking, and Powers Trucking.

James enjoyed riding motorcycles, hunting, fishing, camping, and collecting.

Most important to James was the time he spent with his grandchildren who were his pride and joy.

Surviving is his wife of 41 years, Patricia McGlothin Styers; two sons, James (Laurie) Styers, Jr. of Beech Creek and David Styers of Lock Haven; a daughter, Alecia (Rich) Peddigree of Camp Hill; a brother, Mike Styers of Clearfield; two sisters, Sue Manuel of Quitman, Texas and Serena Gregory of Jersey Shore; and seven grandchildren: Dylen (Briana) Styers, Damian Styers, Chase Young, Cambrea Styers, Piper Styers, Hana Styers, and Liam Styers.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur Styers, Jr. and Scott Styers.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2:30 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 P.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 made by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: June 9, 2016




Norma F. Newman

Norma F. Newman, 85, of Hughesville, died Monday, June 6, 2016 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy.

Born February 11, 1931 in Lungerville, she was a daughter of the late Oscar Lee and Florence (Wilson) Swisher. She married the late John Oliver Newman, who preceded her in death on April 12, 1992.

Surviving are a daughter, Sharon (Ted) McSwain of New Columbia; two sons, Rodney Newman of Hughesville and Michael Newman of Bloomsburg; three grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

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

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

 

Posted: June 8, 2016

Ryan J. Lynn

Ryan J. Lynn, 27 formerly of Loyalsock Twp., passed away June 5, 2016 in Florida. He was born October 23, 1988 in Williamsport a son of Robert J. Lynn, Sr. and Kathryn M. Schultz.

Ryan was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his father and step mother, Kristin B. Lynn; his mother and step father, Dean W. Harman; brother, Robert J. Lynn, Jr.; step brothers, Travis N. and Tyler M. Harman, and sister, Hannah B. Lynn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30a.m. Saturday June 11, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport with Rev. Michael Zipay as Celebrant. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. A viewing for family and friends will be held at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville Friday evening from 6 – 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the church.

 

Posted: June 8, 2016

Delores S. Poust

Delores S. Poust, 84, of Hughesville, passed away quietly surrounded by her family and friends on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at ManorCare Health Services, South.

Born July 3, 1931 in Shrewsbury Twp., she was a daughter of the late Judson and Ocie (Phillips) Myers. She married the late Carl Walter Poust, who preceded her in death on April 10, 2011.

Delores graduated from Hughesville High School. She had been employed as a manager of the former L.F. Widmann’s retail store in Hughesville for 35 years. Delores was a loving wife and mother to Carl, Jeff, and Dee Ann. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Muncy and always enjoyed her visits with Pastor Arlene P. Beechert. She also belonged to Eastern Star, Williamsport Christian Women, Professional Business Women of Hughesville, and was active with Red Hats. Delores enjoyed the beach, the ocean, and above all loved spending time with family and grandkids. She also had great joy in making people smile in a caring and kind way.

Surviving are a daughter, Dee Ann (Keith) Poust-Chambers of Williamsport; a son, Jeffrey (Sharon) Poust of Hughesville; two grandchildren, Amanda D. (Timothy) Funk of New Holland/Lancaster and Jeffrey W. Wolfe of Williamsport; three great grandchildren, Huntter M. Wolfe, Autumn Wolfe, Mason Wolfe; and the family is expecting a fourth great granddaughter in July.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by seven sisters.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

 

Posted: June 8, 2016




James D. Snyder

James D. Snyder, 63, of Williamsport , formerly of Mississippi, died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born October 31, 1952 in Sunbury, he was a son of James C. Snyder and Catherine (Musselman) Snyder Hollingsworth. He was a 1970 graduate of Williamsport High School and was a self-employed truck driver.

Surviving in addition to his mother of Williamsport, are three siblings, Jane C. Snyder, John C. Snyder, and Joan L. Schneider.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Knight Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHom.com

 

Posted: June 7, 2016

 

Chester A. Zerbe, Jr.

Chester A. Zerbe, Jr. 88, of 209 Susquehanna Ave., Lock Haven passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born on February 18, 1928 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Chester A. and Gladys Marguerite Koller Zerbe, Sr.

Chester was a 1946 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

He served in the United States Army from 1950 to 1952 during the Korean War.

On May 21, 1954 he married the love of his life, the former Olive “Sis” Amelia Lachat, who preceded him in death on November 1, 2006.

Chester was a lead man at Piper Aircraft Corporation until its closing. He then was employed by Renninger’s Cabinetry, Mill Hall.

He was a member of Cold Fork Camp.

Chester was a bugle player for the National Championship Black Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. He also shot for the Salona Rifle Team.

He loved fishing. Chester enjoyed nature, and along with his wife they recorded seeing over 300 bears along with other wildlife.

Chester was also an avid reader, especially Louis L’Amour.

Surviving is a son, David R. Zerbe of Lock Haven; two daughters, Amy G. (Leland) Bechdel of Beech Creek and Lisa A. (Douglas) Zerbe-Byerly of Lock Haven; three grandchildren: Jody L. (Craig Stover) Bechdel, Carrie A. (Michael Hanley) Zerbe, and Ryan M. Zerbe; three great grandchildren: Caleb L Stover, Curtis P. Stover, and Hayden W. Hanley; and family pets, Gus and Tucker.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, William G. Zerbe.

A funeral will be held on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 11 A.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 6-8 P.M.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton County S.P.C.A. through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: June 8, 2016

Patrick C. “Patsy” Roseto

Patrick C. “Patsy” Roseto, 90, of E. Church St., Lock Haven, passed away Monday June 6, 2016 at home.

He was born in Ridgeway, Pa on October 18, 1925, the son of the late Prospero and Vencenzia Curatto Roseto.

Patsy was a 1943 graduate of St. Leo’s Catholic School, Ridgeway, Pa and worked for a short time at Sylvania in Emporium before joining the U.S. Navy in December of 1943 where he served in the South Pacific during WWII until his discharge in 1946.

On April 30, 1949, he married the former Peggy Tyson, who survives.

Patsy worked at Hammermill Paper Company for 30 years until his retirement.

Patsy, also known as “Rosie,” enjoyed playing cards with his friends from Hammermill and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Dennis (Claudia) Roseto of West Palm Beach, FL; a daughter, Becky (Larry) Welch of Clearwater, FL; three grandchildren, Crista (Robert) Confair, David (Andreina) Caris and Michael (Monica) Caris; four great grandchildren, Hunter and Tanner Confair and Xavier and Brooklyn Caris; two step-grandchildren, Kirsten Welch and Dr. Lindsey (Chris) Montis; three brothers, Louis, Rudy and Dino; and four sisters, Nardina Piccari, Jane Corey, Gloria Hoffman and Arcelia Hiberger.

In addition to his parents, Patsy was preceded in death by a brother, Bennie Roseto; and four sisters, Rose Costion, Betty Zuroski, Florence Blaschock Orvosh and Blanche Carnovale.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Annie Halenbake Ross Library of Lock Haven.

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

 

Posted: June 8, 2016




Doris J. Kruse

Doris J. Kruse, 90, of Williamsport, formerly of Trout Run, died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born February 16, 1926 at home in Williamsport, she was a daughter of John James and Ada Hannen Mason.

Doris enjoyed watching her favorite sports team the Phillies, Royals and Eagles. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and animals, and loved being with

her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are two daughters Cheryl L. Diaz (Michael, Sr.) of Williamsport, and Carol Lepley (Dennis) of Cogan Station, three grandchildren Tanya Neenan (Matt) of Muncy, Michael Diaz, Jr. of Williamsport, and Allana Smith (Chadd) of Marsh Hill, five great grandchildren Justin, Camden, Taryn, Felicity, and Brady, and a close friend Veryl Simmons of Westfield.

She was preceded in death by a great grandson Quinn, four sisters Anna Mason, Frances Fenstermacher, Betty Welker, and A. Ruth Eckenroth, and three brothers John, Paul, and Frankie Mason

A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Friday, June 10 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, followed by a memorial service to honor Doris’s life at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

Memorial contributions in Doris’s name may be made to Lycoming County SPCA 2805 Reach Road Williamsport or Susquehanna Health Foundation, c/o Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: June 6, 2016

Edith Elizabeth (Standal) Kiycheff

Edith Elizabeth Kiycheff, 93, of Lock Haven went home to be with the Lord on June 5, 2016.

Edith was born on June 19, 1922 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Ben and Edna Standal. She was the third of six children.

Edith served her family and country with love and devotion. Edith enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on December 14, 1943 and was Honorably Discharged as a U.S. Marine Corporal on September 25, 1946.

She married George Kiycheff, who survives, on June 25, 1949 and raised two girls while working.

Edith is survived by her brother, Kenneth Standal; her two daughters, Lynn Kiycheff of Fountain Hills, Arizona and Katherine Marcell of Lock Haven; her grandchildren: Bryan and his wife, Kerri Williams of Arizona, Rebekha and her husband, Dan McCloskey of Mill Hall, and Sabrina and her husband, Nathan Burns of Lock Haven; her great-grandchildren: Raven and Ashton McCloskey, Brady and Brock Williams, and Melody Burns; and her great-great-granddaughter, Ainsley McCloskey. She is also survived by her daughter in the Lord, Marian Conn and her family.

She has been a resident of Susque View Home for five years and has made many friends there. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she has touched. Her greatest joy in life was seeing her great-grandchildren.

She was a faithful believer in the Lord and was looking forward to being home to be with her Father in Heaven and all her family and friends who were waiting for her to join them.

A Memorial Service will be held at Susque View Home, 20 Cree Dr., Lock Haven on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 1 P.M. with Chaplain Dennis Callahan officiating.

Edith’s family will attend her final resting place at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery where she will receive a Veteran’s Burial with full Military Honors.

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 6, 2016

John H. Lowe

John H. Lowe, 87, of Williamsport, died Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. John was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy E. (Crossley) Lowe, on Aug. 19, 2010.

Born July 1, 1928, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late James O. and Ruth P. (Frahn) Lowe.
John was a World War II Navy Veteran and served on the USS Stribling DD 867 in the Atlantic. Following his service in the military he was employed at Conrail as a conductor and retired in 1989 after 46 years of service.

He was a member of Dietrick Lamade No. 755 F & A.M., Williamsport Consistory, American Legion Post 1, Republican Club, Moose, Zafar Grotto and a life member of the Republican League.
John was an avid golfer, enjoyed playing gin rummy and set back at the Republican Club, cooking and baking cookies.

Surviving are a daughter, Glenda M. Gardner (Eric), of Montoursville; a brother, Donald L. Lowe (Bonnie), of South Williamsport; a sister, and Carol L. Eiswert (Fred), of Williamsport; and two grandchildren, Todd M. and Kristen M. Gardner.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a brother, James F. Lowe and a sister, Dorothy G. Schneider.

A funeral service to honor the life of John will be held 11:30 a.m. Thursday, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Interment will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: June 6, 2016




Paul Stephen “Bucky” Hager

Paul Stephen “Bucky” Hager passed away peacefully at home early Thursday morning, June 2, 2016, surrounded by his family.

Paul was born in Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania on June 18, 1930, to the late William Adam and Orpha Glaze Hager. He is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Audrey Claire Saylor Hager, and siblings, sister, Gloria (Stoddard) Burg of Naples, FL; and his brother, William A Hager of Lock Haven, PA.

A longtime resident of Hughesville, PA, he is survived by his two sisters, Edythe (Paul) Clark of Flemington, PA and Katherine (Jack) Laubscher of Swissdale, PA; daughter, Anne Pauline (Earl) Frantz of Leesport, PA; sons, Stephen Douglas (Laurel) Hager of St Louis, MO, Robert Patrick (Crystal) Hager of Hughesville, PA, and Luther Mark (Diane) Hager of Raleigh, NC. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces in the Lycoming, Clinton, Centre, and Allegheny counties of Pennsylvania and various counties in Arizona, Alaska, California, and Texas.

Bucky spent his early years growing up in the Jersey Shore-Avis-Lock Haven area of Pennsylvania. He lived and worked with his grandparents, the Glaze family, who ran the former Bucktail gas station and restaurant located on Susquehanna Avenue in Lock Haven. He was a natural athlete best known for playing quarterback for the Lock Haven Bobcats and as a gymnast specializing on the parallel bars. Graduating from Lock Haven High School in 1949, Bucky attended Lock Haven State Teachers College until 1951 when he served in the Korean War as a Navy airman. Before beginning his Pacific tour, he married the love of his life, Audrey Claire Saylor of Johnstown, on June 28, 1952. At the end of the war, Bucky returned to Lock Haven State Teachers College and received his bachelor’s degree in Social Studies and Physical Education in 1957. Bucky later completed in his master’s degree from the State University of New York at Cortland. Bucky began his teaching career in the East Lycoming School District where he taught history and physical education. While at Hughesville, he played an instrumental role in modernizing the school’s athletic programs as well as coaching both the school’s football and wrestling teams. Bucky later went on to teach and coach with distinction in the Loyalsock Township School District retiring in 1986 after nearly 30 years of service.

Bucky’s favorite pastimes included spending time with family, fishing, hunting, gardening, restoration, and carpentry. He will always be remembered as a loving, concerned father and friend who had a charming wit and humor and a concern for others that was ever present even in his last days. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew, admired, and loved him.

The family wish to acknowledge their appreciation for the skilled and compassionate care Bucky received during his stay at The Gatehouse Hospice and to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home for their sensitive and thoughtful assistance. As per Bucky’s wishes, there will be no viewing or service. Burial will be handled privately by the family at their discretion.

If desired, a donation in Bucky’s memory can be made to The Gatehouse Hospice unit of Divine Providence Hospital or to the Lycoming County SPCA.

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

 

Posted: June 3, 2016

Diane C. Scott

Diane C. Scott, 59, of Williamsport died Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at her home.

Born July 7, 1956, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Warren L. “Roy” and Patricia A. (Dodt) Currell.

Diane was a 1974 graduate of Williamsport Area High School and attended Slippery Rock University. She worked as an IV Tech at Muncy Valley Hospital was the director of Gray’s Run Club for 8 years, and most recently was a Mary Kay Cosmetics Consultant.

Diane enjoyed gardening, vacationing, cooking, and spending time with her friends. Most of all she loved being a grandmother to her grandson Keegan.

Surviving are her husband of 39 years, Charles C. “Chuck” Scott, a daughter Erin E. Scott-Ellard (Ronan), a brother, David J. Currell, and a grandson, Keegan, all of Williamsport.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, R. Scott Currell.

A funeral service to honor the life of Diane will be held 7 p.m. Monday, June 6 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Burial will be held private on Tuesday, June 7 at 10 a.m. in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: June 3, 2016

Harold L. Persun

Harold L. Persun, 85, of Pennsdale, died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at his home.

Born August 7, 1930 in Muncy Twp., he was a son of the late Reuben S. and Pauline B. (Hessler) Persun. He married the former Eleanor R. Clark, and together they celebrated 65 years of marriage.

He was a graduate of Muncy High School, class of 1948. He was employed at Eastern Wood Products, Muncy Homes, and retired from G&M Band Saw Service, Williamsport in 1994.


Harold was a member of Edward J. Smith Post VFW, Muncy, and a social member of the Washingtonville Fire Company. He enjoyed Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Traveling and was passionate about dancing.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Ann L. Johnson of Muncy and Linda K. (James) Vandine of Pennsdale; a sister, Eileen (Richard) Rhian of Watsontown; a brother, Charles (Janet) Persun of Muncy; a granddaughter, Amy (Mike) Miller of Liberty, PA; and two great granddaughters, Elizabeth A. Miller and Abigail M. Miller.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; Max, Claire, and Billy Persun.

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

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

 

Posted: June 6, 2016




Annette M. (Tanner) Lindsey

Annette M. (Tanner) Lindsey, 71, of Milton, died Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the Watsontown Nursing and Rehab Center, Watsontown.

She was born on February 10, 1945 and was the daughter of the late Elmer and Anne Belle (Snyder) Tanner.

Annette attended Millville High School and later earned her G.E.D. in 1987. She was a member of the Christ Wesleyan Church, Milton.

She enjoyed gardening, flowers, oil painting and anything that was related to crafts.

Annette is survived by one son and daughter-in-law; Scott J. and Sheri Lindsey of Allenwood, two daughters and sons-in-law; Melanie K. and Donald Rump of Milton and Tina R. and Virgil Meyer of Turbotville, six grandchildren; Joshua Lindsey, Kimberly Lindsey, Malinda Lindsey, Christopher Rump, Vance Meyer and Kade Meyer, one great grandson; Gavin Lindsey and three sisters; Sandra Tanner, Bonnie Tanner and Denise Goodwin.

In addition to her parents, Annette was preceded in death by one sister; Vicki Riley.

A public viewing will be held 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Thursday, June 02, 2016 in the Davis Chapel at the Christ Wesleyan Church, 363 Stamm Road, Milton, PA 17847 followed by the funeral at 12:00p.m. with the Reverend Ken Paulhamus officiating. Burial will follow in Harmony Cemetery, Milton.

Arrangements are being handled by The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street Milton.

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Posted: June 1, 2016

Clair L. “Sam” Getgen, Sr.

Clair L. “Sam” Getgen, Sr., 89, of Montoursville, died Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville surrounded by his family.

Sam was born October 29, 1926, in Williamsport a son of the late Ira Lerch and Elcy May Hollins Getgen. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, June (Sullenberger) Getgen, January 8, 2010.

Sam served honorably in the US Army during WWII from January 1, 1945 to October 29, 1946. He retired in 1987 after 35 years of service as a machinist and mechanic at the former GTE Sylvania, Montoursville. Sam was a faithful member of the Twin Hills Church of the Nazarene. He was a self-taught musician and especially loved playing the mandolin and organ. Sam enjoyed telling stories and was known for his fine woodworking craftsmanship skills. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sam is survived by three children, Clair “Bud” Getgen, Jr. of Jersey Shore, Jeffrey (Brenda) Getgen of Cogan Station and Cynthia A. (Jeffery) Getgen Dawson of Williamsport; four granddaughters, Jenny Douglas, Elizabeth Giambrone, Laura Kriger and Inga Pentz and ten great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife June, Sam was preceded in death by a son, Thomas and six siblings, George, Jack, Richard, Ira, June and Marjorie.

A funeral service to honor the life of Sam will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday June 4, 2016 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport with Rev. Owen L. White officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Twin Hills Church of the Nazarene, 578 Cemetery Road, Muncy, PA 17756 or New Tribes Mission, 1000 E. First St., Sanford, FL 32771-1487.

SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: June 2, 2016

Vivian L. McQuillen

Vivian L. McQuillen, 84, of Williamsport died Tuesday May 31st at home surrounded by her family.

She was born in Cardoso, Italy on March 27, 1932, the daughter of Enrico (Harry) and Mary Louise Vannucci Lucchesi. Vivian was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. She came to America when she was 14 years old.

A baker she was employed by the former Cimini’s Bakery for over 40 years. She loved cooking, canning and making sauces and will always be known for her meatballs and her Italian Sunday night dinners for neighbors, family and friends.

Vivian is survived by her children Lorraine (Carl) DiParlo and Gary Bower both of this city and Lisa (Spurgeon) Burkett of Nisbet; grandchildren Joshua Eiswerth, Jennifer McPherson, Yolanda Estrellas and Logan Burkett. She is also survived by great grandchildren, Conner Eiswerth and Quillian and Zale McPherson.

Vivian was preceded in death by her husband of 53 yrs. Claude J. McQuillen Jr. and brothers Camillo, Louis and Matthew Lucchesi.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph the Worker Parish 702 West 4th St Williamsport on Saturday June 4, 2016 at 10:30 am, with her pastor the Rev. Brian VanFossan officiating.

Friends may call on Saturday at the church portico from 9 to 10:15. Burial will be at Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Gatehouse Hospice or to the Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice C/O Susquehanna Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport. The family would like to thank Dr. Sam Stea for his compassion, his kindness and exceptional care of our mother these last 10 yrs., we are forever grateful. We would also like to thank all of Dr. Stea’s staff for all their help. A special thanks going to Caitlyn for her continued kindness and care of our mom.

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

 

Posted: June 2, 2016




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