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Obituaries ~ June 2017
 



E. Louise Hemsley

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are no flowers or monetary contributions requested.


Posted: June 30, 2017

Betty M. Guthrie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: July 3, 2017

Thomas Edward Turner, Sr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: July 3, 2017




Arlene S. Miller

Arlene S. Miller, 81, a resident of Allenwood, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in The Gatehouse at Williamsport. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, July 19, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Dorothy (Asklund) Johnson.

She was the widow of Eugene L. Miller, Jr. who preceded her in death on December 25, 2006.

Arlene was a graduate of Renovo High School and Bloomsburg University. She was employed for over 45 years as a nurse practitioner by the Williamsport Hospital.

She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church at Allenwood. Arlene and her husband enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by two children, Kent C. and wife Lisa Miller of Allenwood, PA and Julie A. and husband Fred Pascolini of Buffalo, NY and five grandchildren, Gretchen; Kristin; Michelle; Matthew and Logan.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with Michael Hill, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park. The family will provide the flowers. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 715 Pikes Peak Road, Allenwood, PA 17810. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA.

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


Posted: June 29, 2017

Jay R. Buck, Sr.

Jay R. Buck, Sr., 88, of Milton died Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Geisinger Home Health and Hospice at Maria Hall, Danville.

He was born on April 4, 1929 in Allenwood and was the son of the late Guy M. and Willmina M. (Rorick) Buck.

On May 25, 1953 Jay married the former JoAnn A. (Showers), who survives and they celebrated 64 years of marriage together this year.

Jay served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War Conflict.

He was a graduate of the Milton Area High School Class of 1948. Jay was a lifetime farmer and worked for Philco Corp. for 31 years and retired in 1982. He enjoyed gardening and sports.

In addition to his wife JoAnn, Jay is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law; Jay R. and Leslie Buck, Jr. of Milton, Gary L. and Laurie Buck of Northumberland, Scott A. and Peggy Buck of Milton and David A. and Valerie Bieber of Milton, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Jay was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Geisinger Home Health and Hospice at Maria Hall, Geisinger Home Health & Hospice, 410 Glenn Ave., Suite 200, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

All services for Jay will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Uniontown Cemetery, Allenwood. Arrangements are being handled by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

Send Online Condolences at HeffnerCare.com


Posted: June 29, 2017

Frances Jean Williams

Frances Jean Williams, 80, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at her residence. Born in McKees Rocks, Allegheny County, PA, on Tuesday, September 22, 1936, she was the daughter of the late John and Anne (Haddow) Alexander.

Jean was a graduate of Stowe Rocks High School. She was employed in the customer service department at Macy's at the Lycoming Mall. Jean had previously been employed by Mellon Bank at Pittsburgh.

She was a member of the Muncy First United Methodist Church. Jean was active with the North Central Sight Services and had volunteered at the Muncy Valley Hospital and for Meals On Wheels.

She is survived by two children, John Maxson, Boston, MA; Sally and husband Randolph Rightmyer, Huntersville, PA and one sister-in-law, Bernadette Alexander, Pittsburgh, PA. She is also survived by ten grandchildren. Jean was preceded in death by her brother John Alexander.

A memorial service will be conducted from the First United Methodist Church, 602 South Market Street, Muncy, PA at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 8, 2017 with Reverend Arlene P. Beechert, her pastor, officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA.

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


Posted: June 30, 2017




Arlene S. Miller

Arlene S. Miller, 81, a resident of Allenwood, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in The Gatehouse at Williamsport. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, July 19, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Dorothy (Asklund) Johnson.

She was the widow of Eugene L. Miller, Jr. who preceded her in death on December 25, 2006.

Arlene was a graduate of Renovo High School and Bloomsburg University. She was employed for over 45 years as a nurse practitioner by the Williamsport Hospital.

She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church at Allenwood. She and her husband enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by two children, Kent C. and wife Lisa Miller of Allenwood, PA and Julie A. and husband Fred Pascolini of Buffalo, NY and five grandchildren, Gretchen; Kristin; Michelle; Matthew and Logan.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with Michael Hill, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park. The family will provide the flowers. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 715 Pikes Peak Road, Allenwood, PA 17810. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA.

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


Posted: June 29, 2017

Cindy L. Hurd

Cindy L. Hurd, 58, of Williamsport, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

Born April 9, 1959 in Williamsport, she is a daughter of Donald L. Hudson, Sr. of Jersey Shore and Gloria (Brague) Peterman (Jerry) of Las Vegas, NV.

Cindy has a knack for decorating houses and doing ceramics. She was an excellent cook, enjoyed watching movies and spending time with her family. Cindy had a huge heart and lots of love for animals, especially her cats, Ginger and Misty and her beloved dog, Blondie.

Surviving in addition to her parents is a daughter, Kristina L. (Wilmont) Kenneth, of Columbus, OH; a son, Stanton R. (Lauren) Hurd of Linden and; two brothers, Donald L. (Gail) Hudson, Jr. of Cogan Station and Robert Gardner of Las Vegas, NV; step mother, Virginia A. Hudson of Williamsport, a niece, Tierney K. Hudson, and great nephew, Cole Lewis both of Loyalsock.

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

Memorial contributions may be made in Cindy’s name to LAPS, 195 Phillips Park Drive, South Williamsport, PA 17702.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: June 29, 2017

Jane F. Snyder

Jane F. Snyder, 93, of Loyalsock Twp., died Wednesday, June 28, 2017 peacefully at home, surrounded by her family.

Born March 25, 1924 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Darwin S. and Elsie M. (Kremser) Donachy. She was preceded in death by her high school sweet heart and husband of 70 years, Willard L. Snyder on August 28, 2015, and a son Craig W. Snyder.

Jane was a 1942 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was a member of the former Church of the Savior Lutheran from 1932 until its closing in 2014, where she was active through the years and a current member of St. Matthew Lutheran. Jane was a past president of Loyalsock Elementary PTA when her children were young.

She was a devoted mother and homemaker. In 1968 she and her husband Willard acquired Williamsport Saddlery Company and in 1972 renamed it to Willard’s Saddlery and moved the business to Westminster Drive before their retirement in 1986. Jane enjoyed reading, bowling, and loved adopting dogs from the local SPCA to give them “forever retirement homes.”

Surviving are her daughters, Susan (Ron) Quigel of Montoursville, Kathryn Snyder, of Loyalsock Twp., seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, and a third great great grandchild soon to be born.

In keeping with her wishes funeral services will be private and burial will be held in Montoursville Cemetery.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: June 29, 2017




Betty A. Anderson

Betty A. Anderson, 94, of Williamsport Pa. died peacefully at the Williamsport Home on Monday June 26, 2017. She was born in Williamsport on August 30, 1922 the daughter of G. Merrill and Ann C. Kiessling Anderson. Betty was a longtime parishioner at St Boniface Catholic Church in Williamsport serving for many years as a Eucharistic Minister. She was employed by Sears Roebuck Co, as an Auditing Supervisor retiring in 1988 after 48 years of service. Betty graduated from the former St. Mary’s High School and the Williamsport Business School. Betty was an active volunteer for many years with the Divine Providence Hospital Auxillary often working in the hospital gift shop. She was also a volunteer for the First United Council of Church’s here in Williamsport. She is survived by a sister Phyliss J. Maietta of Greencastle Pa. and nieces Karen A. (John) Wincey of New Port Richey, Fl. and Peggy Jo (Bernard) Lewis of Spencerport, N.Y. Betty was preceded in death by her parents and by a brother Carl F. Anderson in 1996. Betty is also survived by her longtime friend Pat Lyons. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Boniface Catholic Church 326 Washington Blvd. on Friday June 30, 2017 at 9:30 am with her pastor Msgr. Stephen McGough officiating. Burial will be in St. Boniface Church Cemetery on Penn and Wyoming St in Williamsport.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St Boniface Catholic Church or to the Divine Providence Hospital in C/O Susquehanna Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport.Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: June 29, 2017

Patricia “Pat” Bower

Patricia “Pat” Bower, a long-time resident of Jersey Shore, died Monday, June 26, 2017 at her home.

She was born in Bellefonte on February 26, of none of your business, as she would tell anyone who asked the year she was born. She was mostly raised by her Grammy and Pappy St. Clair in the Bellefonte area until the age of 12, when she moved to Lock Haven to develop her stubborn behavior alongside her mother, the late Madeline St. Clair-Andres.

In 1951, she married the late Robert E. Bower, who preceded her in death. Together they were dairy farmers and parents to two wonderful children. Mostly a homemaker, she did enjoy working for several years at the West Company in Jersey Shore.

Pat is survived by one son; Grant Bower and his wife Shelia, one daughter; Susan Bower-Nixon and her significant other, Mitchel Smith, six grandchildren; Robert Cunningham and his wife Eve, Gayle Bower, Bradley Nixon and his wife Lori Tinney, Jaime Bower and her significant other, Michael Lloyd, Erin Nixon-Salgat and her husband Michael, Kelley Bower and Robyn Bower-Bruno and her husband Jason, four step grandchildren; Rachel Mutter, Paul Mutter, Stephen Nussbaum and Neveah Ward, six great grandchildren; Noah Cunningham, Summer Cunningham, Chloe Cunningham, Evan Cunningham, Sadie Nixon-Tinney and Timothy Vermette, with some more baking.

Pat hated being kind for too long, but loved her dog Maddie. Never forgetting a birthday or holiday card, she will be remembered for never letting us forget she was always the “Boss”. Even though she would tell us behind his back that her husband was!

There will be a public viewing 12 – 1 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, followed by the funeral procession to the Jersey Shore Cemetery for her burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com


Posted: June 29, 2017

Robert M. Stephens

Robert M. Stephens, 56, of South Williamsport, passed away Monday, June 26, 2017. He was born May 15, 1961 in Williamsport a son of Harold M. and Nancy McClintock Stephens.

Bob worked for General Cable. May he be celebrated for his kindness and passion for life. He had many hobbies including snow and water sports, travel, and mountain biking. He was a member of both the IMBA and SVVC.

He was predeceased by his parents.

Bob is survived by his wife of 36 years the former Lucinda L. Moon; daughter, Larynn N. Stephens of Denver CO; brothers, William J. of Westfield, PA and Nathan G. (Janelle) of NC, and his sister, Susan P. (Thomas) Heap of Montoursville.

He was loved by many family members including Linda, Gary, Mason, Aunt Judy, Uncle Dick, Aunt Peg, Aunt Christie and Uncle John.

A celebration for family and friends will be held from 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Eugene Grafius American Legion Post # 104 in Montoursville. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: June 29, 2017




Harold L. "Sparky" Long

Harold L. "Sparky" Long, 67, of Williamsport, passed away June 24, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born Aug. 26, 1949, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Orville F. Long and Valaria V. (Federowicz) Long, of Williamsport.

Harold was a graduate of Williamsport High School. Following graduation he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was formerly employed at Lycoming Supply and Avco Lycoming.

He was a member and former Corner Master of the VFW Post 844. He was also, a Scout Master of Troop 3 and committee member. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, scratch off lottery tickets and was a model train collector.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two brothers, Michael J. Long (Cheryl), of Williamsport and Franklin P. Long, of New Castle; a sister, Catherine L. Spotts (Stephen), of Williamsport; three nephews, Franklin Workman and Josh and Cain Long; and a niece, Cassie Spotts.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas E. Long and two sisters, Theresa Workman and Annette Long.

A graveside service to honor the life of Harold will be held 3 p.m. Friday, June 30 in Wildwood Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Harold’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant St., Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: June 28, 2017

George Lawrence Freeze Jr.

George Lawrence Freeze Jr., 71, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Rose View Center.

Born July 11, 1945, in Lock Haven, he was a son of the late George Lawrence Freeze, Sr. and Phyllis Hope (Frantz) Freeze.

He was a 1963 graduate of Loyalsock High School. Following graduation he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. After his service in the military he was employed at Stroehmann’s Bakery for 17 years. Since 1990 he worked at Eagle Janitorial Company.

George appreciated fine art and literature and dabbed in poetry himself. He would always be found reading a book.

Surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Lucretia and David DeVore, of Hopedale, Mass. The three of them considered themselves Peter, Paul, and Mary after the American Folk group. Also, surviving are two aunts, Charlotte Schreppel and Mary Kuhns, both of Williamsport; his niece, Michelle and family; his nephew, Jason and family, all from Mass., as well as many uncles and cousins.

A graveside service to honor the life of George will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday June 28, today, in Balls Mills Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: June 28, 2017

Dr. Richard N. Landis

Dr. Richard N. Landis, 73, of Williamsport, died Saturday, June 24, 2017 peacefully at his home.

Born November 30, 1943 in Elroy, he was a son of Jacob and Lillie (Nyce) Landis.

Dr. Landis was a 1961 graduate of Souderton High School, received his Bachelor of Science from Ursinus College in 1968, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Syracuse University in 1973 and 1977.

Dr. Landis first worked as a Mental Health Worker at Norristown State Hospital, before starting his postgraduate career as a behavioral health psychologist and certified clinical neuro-psychologist at the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Hospital. There, Dr. Landis devoted himself to the care of his patients for 42 years.

Dr. Landis was an avid reader with a deep interest in American culture including history, literature, music, sports, politics, and geography. In his beloved pickup truck, “Caballo”, he traveled the backroads of America, retracing the paths of American explorers and visiting historic sites of the Civil War, favorite authors and musicians.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Evelyn (Bergey) Landis, who he married March 25, 1967, two sons, R. Matthew Landis (Angela) of Middlebury, VT, and Joshua D. Landis (Vivien Taylor) of Sharon, VT, two grandchildren, Willem and Ella, a sister, Esther Ruth, and a brother, Jacob Landis.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Halteman, and a brother, Ernest Landis.

A memorial service to honor the life of Dr. Landis will be held 11 am Saturday, July 1 at First Presbyterian Church 102 East Third St. Williamsport, with the Rev. Sam Hwang officiating. Visitation will precede the service from 10-11 a.m. at the church. A luncheon will follow the service, also at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memoriam may be made to Family Promise of Lycoming County, 635 Hepburn St. Williamsport, PA 17701, or a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: June 28, 2017




Eugene H. Davenport

Eugene H. Davenport, 84, of Williamsport, went home to be with the Lord Sunday June 25, 2017 at Rose View Center.
 
Born May 6, 1933 in Williamsport, he was a son of Daniel and Mildred (Giberson) Davenport, and had two siblings Daniel and Ruth. He was preceded in death  by his first wife Hazel I. (Bartholomew) Davenport in 1987, and his second wife Patricia Flook Davenport in 2016.
 
Eugene served in the National Guard during the Korean War and had worked for the C.A. Reed Company for many years. He was a member of Agape Fellowship. Eugene enjoyed woodworking, going on mission trips to Liberia, was an avid hunter, and played with the first Original Little League Team for Carl Stotz.
 
Survivng are three children Linda I. Vining (Carl) of Montgomery, Sharon J. Brennan (Lee) of Williamsport, and James A. Davenport (Bonnie) of Montoursville, six grandchildren Richard, Anthony, Anna-Marie, Jonathan, Mandy, and Jeremiah, 16 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, five step-children and step-grandchildren.
 
A service of celebration to honor the life of Eugene will be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Agape Fellowship Church 485 East Third St. Williamsport with Pastor Dale Rintelman officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-6:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will be private in Wildwood Cemetery.
 
Memorial donations in Eugene’s name may be made to Agape Fellowship or the Alzheimer’s Association 57 North Franklin St. Wilkes-barre, PA 18701.  
 
Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.


Posted: June 26, 2017

Joan D. McClintock

Joan D. McClintock, 82, of Hughesville, died Monday, June 26, 2017 at her home.

Born June 4, 1935 in Berwick, she was a daughter of the late Dayl and Ruth (Graham) Dockey. She married the late Ned D. McClintock, who preceded her in death on July 10, 2016.

Joan enjoyed knitting especially Christmas stockings, crossword puzzles, looking for seashells, reading, and above all she loved her family.

She is survived by two daughters, Ruth Ann (David) Sprout and Pamela McClintock; a son, Dayl (Patricia) McClintock of Hughesville; three sisters, Nikki (Bill) Hess, LN Dockey , and twin sister Jean Dockey; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one step grandson; and two step great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, PA 17756 or Meagan’s Box, 54 Woodbine Rd, Hughesville, PA 17737.

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


Posted: June 28, 2017

Mary E. Maciejewski

Mary E. Maciejewski, 88, of Hughesville, died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at AristaCare-Loyalsock. Mary, was the wife of Kenneth R. Maciejewski, who passed away May 16, 2017. They were married for 65 years.

Born February 17, 1929, in Muncy, she is the daughter of the late Elmer and Elsie Barbour. Mary was a 1947 graduate of Muncy High School.

Mary worked as a clerk at the Golden Rule Grocery Store in Muncy. She was also employed for many years as a secretary with Country Ford and Bob McCormick Ford dealerships in Hughesville, and for C. Max Hess Insurance Agency. She is a member of the Trinity Evangelical Church, Hughesville, and a former member of the choir. She also was a member of the PA Ridge Runner Travel Club.

Mary enjoyed spending time with her family, attending the Barbour Family Reunions, singing in the choir, being a Girl Scout and Brownie leader, teaching Sunday School, the local card club, the Hughesville Friends of the Library, and the Hi-Ho Bocce League.

Surviving is one daughter, Susan E. Lyons, Hughesville; a son, David L. (Kathleen) Maciejewski, Muncy; two grandsons, Michael Lyons, Mifflinburg; Devin Q. Maciejewski, Muncy; three great grandchildren; a niece, Corinne (Steve) Donovan, Duxbury, Mass.; a nephew, Christian (Barb) Maciejewski, Meredith, NH; a great niece, Lisa Maciejewski, NH; a sister-in-law, Suzanne Maciejewski, Norwood, MA; and the many Barbour family members in the local area.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth R. Maciejewski, and a brother-in-law, Glenn Maciejewski.

Graveside memorial services will be private at the convenience of the family at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, with Rev. Cinda Brucker officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s name to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Choir, 120 S. Main St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: June 28, 2017




Scott M. "Scotty" Cole

Scott M. "Scotty" Cole, 36, of Williamsport, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Born June 15, 1981, in Williamsport, he is a son of Rick A. and Donna L. (Colby) Cole, of Williamsport.

A graduate of Williamsport High School, Scotty was a fun loving people person who worked in the restaurant industry for several years. He attended the Door Fellowship Church and enjoyed all kinds of music. Scotty loved hanging out with his friends, and especially spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his siblings, Angela M. (Jacob) Andrews, Travis A. (Erin) Cole, Rick A. (Amy) Cole Jr., and Amanda B. Cole, all of Williamsport; his paternal grandmother, Joyce A. Cole, also of Williamsport; 15 nieces and nephews; two great nephews; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and the beloved family dog, Nikko.

Scotty was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Ralph M. Cole; and his maternal grandparents, Leonard J. and Blanche N. Colby.

A funeral service to honor the life of Scotty will be held 1 p.m. Monday, June 26, 2017, at The Door Fellowship Church, 470 Pine St., Williamsport, with Pastor Michael W. Holcomb, officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until the time of service on Monday at church.

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


Posted: June 26, 2017

Patricia Ann “Tricia” Shultz

Patricia Ann “Tricia” Shultz, 49, of Muncy, was tragically killed in a car vehicle accident on Thursday, June 22, 2017 around 12:20 a.m., while on her way home from work, within one mile of home. She was rear-ended at a high rate of speed by a probable intoxicated driver.

Born March 28, 1968 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Gladys Joyce Dwinnells, of Linden. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, David L.. Shultz; children, Jonathan Frederick Dwinnells and his fiancé , Amanda Bitler, of Bloomsburg, Carrie Joyce Hostrander, of Watsontown and Seth Monroe Hill, of Williamsport; a stepson, Wesley Shultz, of Ohio; numerous cousins in the New Hampshire area; and her fur babies, Gracie Ann and Chloe Mae.

Tricia was a 1986 graduate of Williamsport Area High School participating in the Millionaire’s Marching Band and performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. She then enlisted in the Air Force serving at Grand Forks AFB, ND, Sheppard AFB, TX and Suwon AFB, South Korea during the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

Tricia was a volunteer EMT/Firefighter with the Montgomery Fire Dept. and worked as a paid EMT with the Williamsport Area Ambulance Service for many years. Currently she was employed as an intake tech in detox at the White Deer Run Treatment Center. She was promoted to case manager beginning on July 4th.

Tricia was a second mom and home to many kids in the Montgomery area while her kids were growing up. She was very involved in their sporting events. She enjoyed helping others and had a very loving and outgoing personality. She was very proud to become a mother in law in September from Jon and Amanda and a grandmother from her daughter Carrie in November.

Tricia was very active with her church family at St. Andrew Lutheran, being a member in Sunday school and choir.

The family is planning a service to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Main and Penn streets, Muncy, with her pastor, the Rev. Daniel P. Landin, officiating. A visitation will be held after the service until 4 p.m.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Montgomery Fire Dept., 24 Montgomery St., Montgomery, PA 17752.

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

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


Posted: June 26, 2017

Robert L. Swartz

Robert L. Swartz, 90, of Loyalsock Twp., died peacefully at his home on June 24, 2017, surrounded by his family.

Bob was born Aug. 16, 1926 in Williamsport, the son of George T. and Ethel (Hartswick) Swartz.

He was married to the love of his life, the late Aletha May (Furman) Swartz in old St. Mark’s on Dec. 20, 1947.

Bob attended the Hite one room school house and was a graduate of Montoursville Area High School in 1944. He graduated from Penn State University in 1951 with a degree in Agronomy. He was a radio operator in the Merchant Marines before serving in the Air Force during WWII.

Bob was a teacher at Jersey Shore High School and then at Williamsport Area High School for 21 years, serving as class advisor in 1972 before retiring in 1984. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, traveler, and collector of many things, including coins. Music was his passion, playing in numerous local bands, Grotto String Band, Teteque’s, Shamokin Our Band, Windjammers Band, Mid-Penn Band, and the Repasz band for 56 years.

He was a member of the Loyalsock Lions Club, Zafar Grotto, a 32nd Degree Mason in the Ivy Lodge F & AM 0397, the Williamsport Consistory, a lifetime member of the Elks BPOE, and the Eugene Grafius American Legion Post No. 104.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents and wife, were a sister, Jane Lukens, and three brothers, John, Philip and A. Newton Swartz.

Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia Ann Hartzel; a grandson, Kenneth, Jr. (Tonya) Bower; granddaughter, April (Daniel) Hartzel-Lewis; three great-grandchildren, Brittany Bower, Gabriel Nichols, and Chloe Lewis; two sisters-in law, Joan Swartz and Elaine, and nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, June 30 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. with Rev. James West officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co. Honor Guard. A viewing will be held for friends and family from 10 – 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Susquehanna Regional Home Health & Hospice, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: June 26, 2017




Althea J. Minier

Althea J. Minier, 93, of Montoursville, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born August 24, 1923 in Flint, MI, she was a daughter of the late Brady and Hazel (Shaw) Zerbe. She married the late Charles J. Minier, who preceded her in death on October 16, 1983.

Althea graduated from Bloomsburg University, after that she joined Army Nurse Corps. After her time of service she continued her career as a nurse, retiring from Lysock View in 1983. Althea enjoyed gardening, reading, eating out, and traveling, where she managed to lose something on every trip.

She is survived by three sons, Michael (Wanda) Costain of Littlestown, David (Diana) Minier of Glen Burnie, MD and Daniel Minier of Alameda, CA; six grandchildren, Tina Costain of Broomfield, CO, Valerie Costain of Broomfield, CO, Jessica Costain of Littlestown, and Marie, DeeDee, and Steve Drummer all of Glen Burnie, MD; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a three siblings, Elsie Tass, Paul Zerbe, Donna Kirkner.

In keeping with Althea’s wishes, service 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 23, 2017

Ninabelle "Nina" Houseknecht

Ninabelle "Nina" Houseknecht, 85, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Rose View Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren C. Houseknecht Sr. in 1972.

Born September 26, 1931, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Helen (Moon) Ohnmeiss.

Nina was a graduate of Williamsport High School. She worked for the former GTE Sylvania, Carry McFalls, Leader Nursing Center and retired from Happy Wash Laundry.

She loved to cook, bake, knit and sew. She enjoyed going to Mohegan Sun Casino and playing the slot machines. She also enjoyed scratch off lottery tickets that she called "scratchies!"

Surviving are two sons, Wayne C. Houseknecht Sr. (Beverly), of Williamsport and Max R. Houseknecht (Angie), of South Williamsport; a daughter, Donna M. Fry, of Trout Run; ten grandchildren, Lindsey Phillips (Gordon), of Trout Run, Heather Seagraves (Dale), of Danville, Warren Houseknecht, of Williamsport, Jen Brainard (Matthew), of Williamsport, Matthew Houseknecht, of Delaware, Melanie Houseknecht, of Williamsport, Wayne Houseknecht Jr. (Abby), of Huntington, Max Houseknecht Jr. (Jamie), of South Williamsport, and Robert Houseknecht, of South Williamsport; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Vivian Bastian, of New York; a daughter-in-law, Mary Houseknecht, of Williamsport; and a son-in-law, Mike Overdorf, of Loganton.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a son, Warren C. Houseknecht Jr.; a daughter, Kathy R. Overdorf; a grandson, Michael Houseknecht; 9 brothers and sisters; and a son-in-law, Lester Fry.

A graveside service to honor the life of Ninabelle will be held private at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery.

Arrangement entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: June 26, 2017

Raymond A. Eck

Raymond A. Eck, 88, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away at The Gatehouse on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

He was born in Williamsport on April 18, 1929, a son of Maurice M. and Cecilia M. Engle Eck.

Raymond was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was also a lifelong and charter member of the Loyalsock Lions and a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church.

He graduated St. Joseph Catholic High School in 1947 and attended Lycoming College, Raymond enjoyed golfing and skiing.

He was the former owner of Faxon Dry Cleaning and a well-known real estate developer.

His first wife, the former Nancy A. Womer, died March 24, 1994.

He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Webster; children, Keith (Stephanie) Eck, Barry Eck, Garth (Mimi) Eck, Cindy Eck, Lisa Eck-Pache and stepdaughter Lisa (Jim) Bennett; grandchildren, Mike and Bradley Eck, Nathan and Jordan Eck, Eric Miles, Victoria, Sophia and Nico Pache; and step- grandsons, Kyle Teed and James Leta; great grandchildren, Jackson Eck, Zachary and Addison Miles, Ashton, Braydon and Hunter Bennett, Rhiannon and Kelson Bennett, Parker Teed.

In addition to his parents and first wife, brothers, Harold, Clarence, Ernest, Earl, Carl and Donald all preceded him in death.

There will be no visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 10 a.m. with his pastor, Rev. John J. Victoria officiating.

Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions may be may in Raymond’s name to St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or Susquehanna Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport for the benefit of either Hospice or the Gatehouse.

www.crousefuneralhome.com.


Posted: June 26, 2017




Dr. Charles Boyd Starkey

Dr. Charles Boyd Starkey, of Williamsport, went to be with the Lord on June 14, 2017 after a short illness.

Dr. Starkey was born on June 21, 1958 and was the only child of Jack Raymond Starkey and Barbara Lollis Starkey of Greenville, SC.

Dr. Starkey is survived by his parents and by his best friend Daniel D. Dillon.

Dr. Starkey attended Southern Baptist College in Charleston, SC and earned his Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education in 1982. Dr. Starkey continued his education at Charleston Southern in Charleston, SC where he earned his Masters of Education in 1992. Dr. Starkey then entered Virginia Tech in 1993 as a Doctoral Candidate.

Dr. Starkey taught in public schools from 1982 through 1993. Dr. Starkey joined the faculty at Bloomsburg University in 1996. While teaching here, Dr. Starkey rose quickly in responsibility and was promoted to chair of the department of Early Childhood Teaching and Learning. Dr. Starkey retired in May 2017.

Dr. Starkey was a kind and compassionate person and a gifted educator who advocated for better teaching techniques for all children, especially elementary age children. He touched the lives of numerous teachers and his influence will be felt in classrooms for many years to come.

Dr. Starkey was an accomplished private pilot with full instrument rating and flew many small aircraft during the course of this life.

Dr. Starkey was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church. A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Mulberry St., Williamsport, 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017.Rev. Andrew France will officiate. There will be a visitation for family and friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charleston Southern University, P.O. Box 118087, Charleston, SC 29423-8087.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: June 22, 2017

Clifton T. Miller

Clifton T. Miller, 90, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the Williamsport Home. Surviving is his wife, Eleanor M. (Waltz) Miller, with whom they would have celebrated 70 years of marriage on July 12.

Born May 31, 1927, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Theodore M. and Pearl G. (Love) Miller.

Clifton was a World War II Navy Veteran. He later retired as a manager from the former Robbins Door and Sash.

He enjoyed watching NASCAR racing, was an avid sportsman and a member of the Beagle Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a sister, Ann L. Lehman, of Virginia.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Neil H. Miller.

A graveside service to honor the life of Clifton will be held 2 p.m. Monday, June 26, in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: June 22, 2017

Bobbie Jean “Ganny” Miller

Bobbie Jean “Ganny” Miller, 65, of Lock Haven, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Ganny was born in Lock Haven on January 4, 1952, the daughter of the late Benjamin Beal and Florence “Missy” Waterman Beal who survives in Mill Hall.

She was a 1969 graduate of Lock Haven High School and a graduate of State Beauty School of Williamsport.

On June 26, 1971 at the Swissdale United Methodist Church, she married Mark E. Miller who survives.

Ganny worked as a self-employed cosmetologist.

She was member of Swissdale United Methodist Church and volunteered her time throughout the community in organizations such as the Bobcat Boosters and In Your Shoes. She was also a regular participant in the local “Curves” classes.
Ganny was an avid scrap booker and enjoyed camping and being in the sun – whether that meant being in a pool, hot tub or simply sunbathing. Most of all, she had a true love for children and would often lend a helping hand to many local youth in need.

In addition to her husband and mother, Ganny is survived by two sons, Mark H. (Tammy) Miller and Shawn C. Miller, both of Lock Haven; two brothers, Benjamin (Pat) Beal of South Williamsport and John (Vicki) Beal of Rote; a sister, Teri Costner of Avis; and two grandsons, Kyle W. and Benjamin H. Miller.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Swissdale United Methodist Church, 974 Croak Hollow Rd., Lock Haven, Pa 17745 with Rev. Roger Yoder officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the church for a visitation on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Clinton County Children and Youth or the Swissdale United Methodist Church.

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

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


Posted: June 23, 2017




Gladys R. Grove

Gladys R. Grove, 90, of Linden, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Manor Care South.

Born March 3, 1927 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Ellis and Sarah (Paulhamus) Horn. She was preceded in death by her husband Daniel S. Grove on April 1, 1977, and two siblings Lester Horn and Elsie Horn

She had worked as a baker at Lose Elementary School for over 20 years. Gladys was a 50 plus year member of Buchanan Baptist Church, where she was part of the Buchanan ladies aid. She was a member of the Salladasburg Senior Citizens, Harvest Moon Bowling League, and the Pennsylvania and Pine Run Grange.

Surviving are a son Larry D. Grove (Dianne) of Linden, two grandchildren Nichole L. Grove of Williamsport, and Tina M. Ulmer (Justin) of Linden, two great grandchildren Jayden and Kason Ulmer.

A funeral service to honor the life of Gladys will be held 11 am Saturday, June 24 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, with her pastor the Rev. Robert W. Regan officiating. Burial will be held in Buchanan Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Sanders Mortuary.

Memorial contributions in Gladys name may be made to the Buchanan Baptist Church Ladies Aid, c/o Rev. Robert Regan 1231 Huling Road Linden, PA

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: June 21, 2017

Herbert Landon "Lanny" Fritz

Herbert Landon "Lanny" Fritz, 79, of Linden, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at home.

Born January 19, 1938, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Herbert A. and Grace (Landon) Fritz.

Lanny was a U.S. Army Veteran. Following his service in the military he was a truck driver for various companies including Halls Motor Transit. He was a member of various local fraternal organizations.

Surviving are two brothers, William E. Fritz (Laverta), of DuBoistown and John W. Fritz (Phyllis), of Williamsport; several nieces and nephews; and lifelong friends, Don and Esther Pepperman.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert L. and Donald L. Fritz.

A graveside service to honor the life of Lanny will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 1, in State Road Cemetery, 6738 Daughertys Run Road, Cogan Station.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: June 21, 2017

William “Harold” Dorman

William “Harold” Dorman, 91, of Mill Hall passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing, Lock Haven.

Born on November 9, 1925 in Mill Hall, he was the son of the late William “Clair” and Francis Irene Miller Dorman.

On June 13, 1948, he married the love of his life, the former Aileen E. Hazel who survives.

Over the years he was employed by Bloomsburg Mills, Piper Aircraft, Marmont, Western Maryland College of Westminster, Maryland, before retiring from R.C. Bowman, Inc.

Harold was a member of the Blanchard Church of Christ and the Mill Hall Fire Company.

Harold enjoyed gardening as well as hunting, fishing, and going to his brother-in-law, Charlie’s, camp. Most of all he loved the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Aileen Dorman of Mill Hall, he is survived by two sons, W. Wayne (Bonnie) Dorman of Madisonburg and Dennis L. (Kathy) Dorman of Mill Hall; two daughters, Pamela R. (Steve) Killinger of Mill Hall and Sharon M. (Dave) Farrington of Lamar; a step-son, Steve (Carol) Barker of Madisonburg; a step-daughter, Lucille Kilpatrick of Virginia; a sister, Helen Nyman of Lock Haven; 17 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; 12 great, great grandchildren; and 1 great, great, great grandchild.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Clair “Leroy” Dorman and Faye Peters and a step-sister, Rena Weaver.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 12 noon at the Blanchard Church of Christ, 169 Beach St., Blanchard, Pa 16826 with Rev. Dr. Russell Moldovan officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park.
Friends and family will be received at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions in Harold’s name may be made to either the Blanchard Church of Christ, Mill Hall Fire Company, or the Alzheimer’s Association through the funeral home.

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

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


Posted: June 21, 2017




Manuel Garcia, Jr.

Manuel Garcia, Jr., 42, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Scranton.

He was born on March 1, 1975 in Newark, NJ.

Manuel worked as a handyman.

He brought up attending the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Manuel was an avid sports fan, especially enjoying football. He could often be spotted sporting team jerseys and baseball hats.

He was also a music lover and liked to tinker with computers.

In addition to his Mother, he is survived by two children, Justin and Dessaray Garcia, both of Chicago; his fiancé, Susanne Gonzales of McElhattan; his grandfather, Efrain Rios of Lock Haven; three aunts: Yolanda Santiago of Newark, NJ, Ruth Aquino of Irvington, NJ, and DeeDee Boykins of Newark, NJ; a father figure, Kevin Bell of Lock Haven; his adopted brother and sister, Joshua and Michelle Fravel of Lock Haven; numerous cousins; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ana Luisa Rios.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 8 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Alan Eckenroad officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Manuel’s name may be made to the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc. to help offset funeral expenses.

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


Posted: June 20, 2017

Alden Watrous Wilcox

Alden Watrous Wilcox, 88, of Montoursville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his home.

Al began his career serving in the U.S. Air Force. He worked 60 years as a mechanical engineer in the aviation industry. After retiring, he enjoyed tending his vineyards and fermenting the fruits of his labors. He was an avid barbershop singer for 58 years and very active in the church, local Lions, and other community functions.

He is survived by his wife, six children, 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Barbershop West Branch Chorus, c/o George Wilson, 1155 Almond St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or New Covenant United Church of Christ, Attn: Memorial Fund, 202 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: June 20, 2017

Loretta Lucille Johns Daggett

Loretta Lucille Johns Daggett, 86, of Bloomsburg, passed away on June 20, 2017 at Bonham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Berwick Feb. 12, 1932, the daughter of Clarence Albert and Lorena May (Girton) Johns.

Loretta was a devoted wife and mother. Her house was always clean, and she was a wonderful cook. Her family will miss her fudge and chicken pot pie. She worked cleaning houses and babysitting. She took great pride in her family, and was their most devoted fan and cheerleader. Loretta attended every event involving her family, and delighted in their accomplishments big and small. She will be remembered for her love of soap operas, game shows, animals, and country western music. She loved the Bloomsburg Fair, and went every year as long as her health permitted. She was a long time resident of the Bloomsburg Towers, and enjoyed attending holiday meals and socials there.

Loretta is survived by her daughter, Debra A. Daggett of Muncy; son, Marvin L., Jr. (Kathy) Daggett of North Wales; four brothers, Roland (Barbara) Johns of Bloomsburg, Larry (Renna) Dietterick, Gary (Debbie) Dietterick, and Barry Dietterick all of Berwick; two sisters, Shirley Kishbaugh of Nescopek and Betty Johns of Danville; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was her husband of 44 years, Marvin L. Daggett, Sr. and a son, Donald S. Daggett.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, June 26 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends and family will be received from 10 – 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Animal Resource Center, 301-A Boone Rd., Bloomsburg, PA 17815.


Posted: June 21, 2017




Robert N. Shaner

Robert N. Shaner, 91, a resident of Muncy, PA, went to be with his Lord on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the UMPC Susquehanna Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at Muncy Valley. Born in Millville, Columbia County, PA, on Wednesday, April 14, 1926, he was the son of the late John and Hester (Hall) Shaner.

Bob was the husband of Freda (Trivelpiece) Shaner with whom he celebrated a 73rd wedding anniversary on March 9, 1944.

He honorably served during the Second World War with the U.S. Navy.

Bob was employed as a foundry supervisor by the Sprout-Waldron Division of Koppers at Muncy retiring in 1986 after 39 years of employment.

He was a charter member of the Grace Baptist Church at Muncy where he was a Deacon. Bob was a member of the Sprout-Waldron Quarter Century Club and the Woodmen of the World. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and refinishing furniture. He especially enjoyed time spent with his family.

In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by three children, Dean R. and wife Karen Shaner, Mechanicsburg, PA; Gloria J. Robbins, Millville, PA; Nancy Sue and husband Steve Fazio, West Patterson, NJ. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by an infant daughter, his son-in-law, Max Robbins and two sisters, Mae Mausteller and Doris Birt.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Grace Baptist Church, 5471 Clarkstown Road, Muncy at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 23, 2017 with Rev. Dr. Charles Teffeteller, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Whitehall Cemetery, Anthony Twp., Montour Co., PA. Friends may call on Friday from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Grace Baptist Church, 5471 Clarkstown Road, Muncy, 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 20, 2017

Mary E. Sullivan

Mary E. Sullivan, 92, of Eagles Mere, died Monday, June 19, 2017 at Highlands Care Center in Laporte.

Born December 1, 1924 in Eagles Mere, she was a daughter of the late George A. and Mabel (Fear) Rider. She married Robert H. Sullivan, and together they would have celebrated 69 years of marriage on June 27th.

Mary worked at the Lakeside Hotel, the Crestmont Inn, and the Forest Inn. She enjoyed crocheting, ceramics, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Patricia Sullivan of Eagles Mere; cousins; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother George "Barney" Rider; and a sister, Beatrice "Tiny" Sheets.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 22 at Eagles Mere Cemetery.

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


Posted: June 20, 2017

Edna Jane Griffin

Edna Jane Griffin, 70, of 8 East Plaza Drive, Hughesville, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at her home.

Born February 26, 1947 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Carl R. and Nancy (Hall) Keefer.

Edna worked in housekeeping at the Holiday Inn, Williamsport and the former Sycamore Manor, Montoursville. She later retired from Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville.

Surviving are a nephew, Thomas Keefer and his significant other, Faith Love, of Watsontown; and two nieces, Jeannine Keefer and Elizabeth Kepner.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Carl T. Keefer and a sister, JoAnn Phillips.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church Cemetery, Montgomery, with Pastor Daniel P. Landin, of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Muncy, officiating.

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

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


Posted: June 20, 2017




Landen Daniel (Dan) King

Landen Daniel (Dan) King, 52, was called home to be with his Savior on June 17, 2017. He was born Sept. 11, 1964 in Sarasota, FL, the son of Daniel G. King and Verna Monroe.

He was proud to have served his country in a four year term with the United States Marine Corps. He was passionate about serving others, so it's no surprise that he enjoyed being a volunteer firefighter. Dan was a lifetime member of the Witmer Fire Co. in Lancaster, PA and a member of the Woolrich Fire Co. in Woolrich, PA. Dan was a man of God and a family man who loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, softball, volleyball, making maple syrup and the highlight of the year was watching Penn State football and if it wasn't football season yet, he was watching one of the countless seasons he had previously recorded on DVD. He was an avid hunter and taught each of his kids to shoot a rifle, track a deer, and helped them study for their hunters safety course. Safety Dan was his nickname. He would often be scaling mountains and hiking for miles with his kids in tow, looking for that trophy buck. Dan is loved by so many and will be sorely missed. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel G. King.

Surviving are his wife, Diane King; mother, Verna Monroe; stepfather, Ernie Monroe; sisters Crystal (Stan) Lowe and Gina Nagle; brothers, Robert Charles and Justin (Caroline) Nagle; children, Gloria(Jared)Sweeley, Andrea(Luke)Davies, Diana(Samuel)VanDeLinde, Joshua King, and grandchildren, Sofia, Madelyn, and Abigail Sweeley. 

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, June 22 at Community Baptist Church, 1853 Rt. 87 Highway, Montoursville,with Joel W. Long officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co. Honor Guard. A viewing will be held from 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 21 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville and from 10 – 11 a.m. at the church on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Witmer Volunteer Fire Co., 455 Mt. Sidney Rd., Witmer, PA 17585.


Posted: June 19, 2017

Sara M. “Sally” Kiessling

Sara M. “Sally” Kiessling, 79, of Montoursville, died June 18, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center. She was born Feb. 2, 1938 in Sullivan Co., the daughter of Garrison and Ruth (Brink) Myers.

Sara was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and an active volunteer in both the church and the community.

She was preceded by her parents; her husband, Eugene C. Kiessling, and grandson, Matthew.

Surviving are a son, Thomas E. (Melissa) Kiessling; two grandchildren, Christopher and Katherine; a daughter, Cynthia A. DeFrancesco, and a brother, Richard (Joan) Myers.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m., Saturday, June 24 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville, with Rev. Michael S. McCormick as Celebrant. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Resurrection Cemetery.

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

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: June 19, 2017

Herman L. “Skip” Greenaway, Jr.

Herman L. “Skip” Greenaway, Jr., 72, of Cogan Station died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his residence.

Born December 27, 1944 in Upland, he was a son of the late Herman L. Sr. and Helen K. Kurtz Greenaway.

Skip was a graduate of Williamsport High School. He was the former owner and operator of DuBoistown Garage. Skip enjoyed working on his farm, restoring old tractors and was an original member of the All-Most Country Band.

Surviving is his wife of 51 years, the former Ann L. Lusk, three children, Mark (Kari) of Cogan Station, Steven of Williamsport, Cherylyn (Douglas) Sauter of Williamsport, six grandchildren, and two sisters, Helen Kuhns and Patricia Rae, both of Cogan Station.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Donald, Wayne and Charles Greenaway and Nancy Street.

A memorial service to honor the life of Herman will be held Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: June 19, 2017




Warner A. Baldwin

Warner A. Baldwin, 64, of Lock Haven passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born on March 24, 1953 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Floyd M. and Sarah G. Bowmaster Baldwin, Sr.

Warner graduated from Lock Haven High School.

He was employed by L.W. Peters Disposal Service.

Warner attended East Main Street Methodist Church.

He was a member of both the American Legion, Lock Haven and the Sons of Italy.

He enjoyed fishing and going to yard sales.

Surviving is his son, Chris Baldwin of Lock Haven; three brothers, Floyd Baldwin, Gary Baldwin, and Irvin (Ruth) Bowmaster, Sr., all of Lock Haven; the mother-of-his-son, Mary Baldwin of Lock Haven; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann Butler.

Private burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

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

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


Posted: June 19, 2017

Kevin J. Plocinski

Kevin J. Plocinski, 57, of Williamsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 16, 2017, at his home after a long courageous six year battle with cancer. He was born in Williamsport on July 30, 1959, and was the son of Clement and Mary Steinbacher Plocinski. Kevin was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bastress. He was employed as a welder for High Steel Structures Co. for over 30 years until his health brought him to an early retirement. Kevin's family will always remember him for his craftsmanship in building small projects and his love he had when helping others in remodeling their homes. Kevin was a member of the Babylon Hunting Club and he enjoyed watching the Penn State and Steelers play. Kevin enjoyed his cat Tiger, yet most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren! He loved going to the casinos to play the slots and also enjoyed scratching/ playing lottery. His wife of 34 years, the former Carla A. Dincher, survives him, as well as his two daughters, Nicole (Kyle) Kehoe, of Pottsville, and Christine Plocinski, of Williamsport. He is survived by his grandchildren, Gunner John, Knox Jack, Kruz Hale and Emberlynn Marie. Also surviving are his brother and sisters, Carol H. (Steve) Saar, of South Williamsport, Stanley C. (Arlene) Plocinski, of Williamsport, Donna L. (Dale) Follmer, of South Williamsport and Mary Kay (Terry) Gamble, of Williamsport. His stepfather, Robert Daugherty, of Nisbet survives as well as his sisters-in-law, Margaret and Vicki Plocinski. Also surviving are Kevin's many nieces and nephews, who will greatly miss their "Uncle Kev" for his wonderful sense of humor and endless jokes! He was preceded in death by his father, Clement and his mother, Mary Plocinski-Daugherty and brothers, Frederick and Francis Plocinski. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., on Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 5973 Jacks Hollow Road, Bastress, on Wednesday June 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. with his pastor the Rev. Bert Kozen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kevin's memory may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.


Posted: June 19, 2017

Donald C. “Skip” Reeder

Donald C. “Skip” Reeder, 76, of Montgomery, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Donald and his wife Janet E. (Wadman) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary August 27, 2016.

Born May 5, 1941 in Williamsport, he is the son of the late Donald S. and Florence (Johnson) Reeder. Donald served in the Navy during Vietnam. Prior to his retirement in 2007, he was employed as an Electronics Technician. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and going to flea markets where he had a group of cherished friends. He loved spending time with his children and working on various projects with them growing up.

Surviving in addition to his wife Janet are a daughter, Tracy L. (Christopher) Blaker of Montgomery; a son, Brian C. Reeder of Montgomery; two granddaughters, Amanda and Brooke Blaker; a sister Nancy Reynolds of Williamsport; and his loyal dog Bella.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Lewis Reeder.

A memorial service will be announce at a later date.

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

Donald's family is very appreciative of all the efforts and care provided by the Doctors, Nurses, and staff at Williamsport Hospital. Memorial contributions may be made in Donald's name to the UPMC Susquehanna Diabetes Center, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Expressions of sympathy may be expressed at www.mccartythomas.com


Posted: June 19, 2017




Nancy R Moser

Nancy R Moser, 68, of 101 Leader Drive, Loyalsock Twp. formerly of the 1000 block of Garden Street Williamsport,died peacefully on Wednesday June 14, 2017 in Manorcare Health Services South. She was born in Williamsport on July 28, 1948 the daughter of Charles and Ruth Nork Moser.She attended the American Rescue Workers Church here in Williamsport. Nancy had been employed the former C.A. Reed Co., the American Rescue Workers as manager of the Thrift Store She loved her pets. Surviving are her sons Steven C (Justine) and grandchild Kayleigh Sofopoulos and Christopher (Beth) and grandchildren Landon ,Connor and Drew Moser.She is also survived by her sisters Sara A.Moser of Williamsport and Ruth S. Alberts of Cogan Station. A Memorial service will be held at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third Street Williamsport on Saturday June 17, 2017 at 8”30pm with the Rev Samuel Astin officiating. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 7 pm until the time of services at 8:30pm Burial services will be held at the conveneience of the family.www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: June 19, 2017

Leona Appleget Fletcher

Leona Appleget Fletcher, 95, died Friday, June 16, 2017 at Arbors Care Center, Toms River NJ.

Surviving is a daughter, Grace F. Cubberly of Picture Rocks; two sons, Frederick D. (Paula) Fletcher of Franklin, OH, David J. (Caroline) Fletcher of Ewing, NJ; a sister, Shirley E. (Al) Mandel of Toms River, NJ: numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick D. Fletcher, Sr., and a daughter, Leona A. Wagner.

Funeral services will be a 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville. Burial will be in Moreland Lutheran Cemetery, Muncy. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday.

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


Posted: June 19, 2017

Irene Caroline Eiswerth

Irene Caroline Eiswerth, 86, of Muncy died Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Wolf Run Village, Hughesville. Her husband of 58 years, Herman L. Eiswerth died November 27, 2008.

Born February 3, 1931, Oval, Nippenose Valley, she is the daughter of the late Howard C. and Anna L. (Kimick) Eck. She was a 1948 graduate of Muncy High School and was the first secretary for the original Young Machinery, Muncy.

Irene married her childhood sweetheart, Herman, in 1950 and they worked closely in business ventures into retirement. They were founding members of Silver Star Christmas Tree Farms, later opening Herman Eiswerth Garden Center with a plant nursery, greenhouse, and Christmas trees. She enjoyed social clubs, card playing, board games, and gardening, but mostly being with her family.

Surviving is a daughter, Janice C. (Charles) Brain of Mechanicsburg; two sons, Gregory H. (Melanie) Eiswerth of Muncy, Jay H. Eiswerth of Muncy; a daughter-in-law, Kristi Eiswerth of Houston, TX; five grandchildren, Ethan (Vanessa) Eiswerth, Trevor Eiswerth, Jennifer (Zebulun) Geedey, Tara (Bill) Rogers, Drew Eiswerth; five great grandchildren, Mari and Calise Eiswerth, Benjamin and Matthew Geedey, Logan Drew Rogers; two sisters, Helen (Schon) Hibschman of Williamsport, Mary Lambert of Wyomissing.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son Mark Eiswerth; a sister, Ruth Eck; and two brothers, James and Robert Eck.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA.

Requiesce in pace (Rest in peace).

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


Posted: June 19, 2017




Annabelle M. (McQuillen) Dobson

Annabelle M. (McQuillen) Dobson, 91, of S. Williamsport, went to be with her husband, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Manor Care, North.

She was married to the late Claude Homer Dobson, Jr. for 55 years at the time of his death in 2004.

Annabelle was born on November 14, 1925 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Mary C. (Manley) McQuillen. She graduated from Williamsport High School. She was a dedicated homemaker and had also worked in her earlier years at Valmont Mills and Frank Reed as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and was on a bowling league. She was always involved with her children’s activities, taking care of her family and enjoyed reading.

Annabelle is survived by two sons; Mark Dobson (Donna) of S. Williamsport and Jeffrey “Jeff” Dobson (Heidi) of Muncy, two daughters; Cheryl Geise (Thomas) of Connecticut and Kim Yeagle (John) of Duboistown, 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers; Lloyd, Carl and Charles McQuillen and three sisters; Florence Burrows, Gladys Neupauer and Mary Armstrong.

There will be no local services at this time.

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

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: June 16, 2017

Charles Wesley “Chuckie” Warner

Charles Wesley “Chuckie” Warner entered heavens gates on May 13, 2017. He was the son of Harry and Dorothy Warner and was born in Williamsport.

He graduated from Williamsport High School. For most of his life he worked in the food service industry.

Surviving him were his two cats, Molly and Katie, who were his constant companions (his passion in life was cats, indoor and out), his cousin Donna (Ronnie) Beck and his best friend Glenda (Bob) Wheeler.

Chuckie loved the time he spent with his many friends and was always grateful for the extra help he received going to appointments, shopping and lunches. He so loved life and lived it to the fullest.

A celebration of Chuckie’s life will be scheduled for a later date and his final resting place will be at Montoursville Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: June 16, 2017

Grace L. Rosbach

Grace L. Rosbach, 89, of South Williamsport, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at her home. She was born January 3, 1928 in Hillsgrove, a daughter of Ernest L. and Anna Warburton Norton.

Grace was a member of the South Williamsport United Methodist Church and enjoyed making a nice home for family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Louis C. Rosbach, brothers, Walter, Herbert and Elmer Norton, and sisters, Irene Davis and Delores Columbine.

Grace is survived by her son, Terry L. (Veneta) Rosbach; daughters, Darlene A. (Randal) Winger and Gloria J. (Bruce) Elacqua; six grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a great-great grandson.

The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday June 19, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Monday from 1 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


Posted: June 19, 2017




Robert L. Stannert

Robert L. Stannert, 77, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at his home in Loyalsock. Born November 11, 1939 in Williamsport, Bobby was the son of Roy and Winifred Stannert. Bobby’s wife of 53 years, Jill Stannert, preceded him in death in January of 2016.
Bobby is survived by his children, Robert (Karen), Shelly (John) Barr, Jackie, and his grandchildren Casey and Colin Barr and Brenna Stannert.

Bobby served in the U.S. Army, retired from Flow Serv Corp. and was a charter member of the Susque Hunting Club.

Bobby taught his children many things. Any job worth doing is worth doing well, hunting and patience go hand in hand, golf rule etiquette is mandatory, dancing should always be done cheek to cheek, all laughs should be deep belly laughs, playing “Butler Bob” to his granddaughter at breakfast times was a necessity, you can never have too many sweets, and family always comes first. He loved spending Saturday afternoons with his sons; Sunday dinner’s with his family and visits to his daughter’s farm. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived-that is to have succeeded.” Suffice it to say, Bobby was a very successful man.
A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, June 16, 2017 from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions the family suggests contributions be made to Cancer Research at Geisinger Medical Center, 100 North Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822.


Posted: June 14, 2017

Violet May (Sole) Kanour

Violet May (Sole) Kanour, 50, of New Columbia, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at her residence.

She was born on March 28, 1967 in West Chester and was the daughter of William W. Sole and Mary E. (Bannon) Nettles.

Violet was a graduate of Twin Valley High School class of 1985.

She worked as a manager for Toys-R-Us. Violet attended the St. John’s United Church of Christ, New Columbia, she was a member of the Milton V.F.W., Milton Eagles Club, the Order of Eastern Star as a worthy advisor and the rainbow girls.

Violet was a very artistic person and she enjoyed drawing, poetry and writing she also enjoyed traveling, crocheting, playing pool, puzzles, listening to country music and playing her guitar and harmonica.

In addition to her parents; Violet is survived by one son and daughter-in-law; Dury John and Trisha Martin, Jr. of Sugarloaf, two daughters; Cassandra L. Martin of New Columbia and Angel T. Meyers of Cotsville, four brothers and sisters-in-law; Woodrow W. and Leah Sole of Belleview, Harry R. and Heather Kelley of Linden, Eric C. and Shannon Kelley of Mill Hall and Daniel M. and Lauren Fultz of Sulivan, IL and one sister and brother-in-law; Celissa M. and Jason McCauley of Lock Haven and her significant other; Sheldon Leylon, III of New Columbia.

Violet was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents; Woodrow W. Sole and Catherine Warden, her maternal grandparents; Earnest H. and Isabelle (Andress) Bannon and one aunt; Virginia Ann Greiner.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help offset funeral costs.

A public viewing will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 North Front Street, Milton and again from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the funeral home followed by the funeral at 2:00 p.m. with pastor Bonni Lucas of St. John’s United Church of Christ, New Columbia officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family.


Posted: June 15, 2017

R. David “Dave” Frey

R. David “Dave” Frey passed away peacefully at the Gatehouse on May 27, 2017, at the age of 102.

Dave was born on Feb. 15, 1915, in Muncy. He was the son of the late Charles A. Frey and Louise Kilgus Frey. He graduated from the former Hepburnville High School in 1933 where he excelled on the soccer, basketball and baseball teams.

After graduation, he worked for the former Williamsport Coca-Cola Bottling Company for seven years before joining his brother, J. Ross, at Frey’s Tire Shop, Inc. In 1939, he married Mary R. Weary Frey and enjoyed 65 years of marriage until Mary’s passing in 2005. During World War II he was an Aerial Gunnery Instructor in the U.S. Navy. In 1947, he returned to work for his brother at Frey’s Tire Shop. Dave was the president of Frey’s Tire Shop from 1976 to 1984 and continued to work at Frey’s Tire Shop well into his 90s.

He served as a Justice of the Peace in South Williamsport for 10 years. In 1970, R. David was elected Mayor of South Williamsport, a position he held for 22 years. He received the Thomas F. Chrostwaite Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Boroughs for 20 Years of Service to the Borough of South Williamsport. Dave served as the Lycoming County Democratic Chairperson for 12 years and was a State Democratic Committeeman. He also served as a Lycoming County Jury Commissioner in his later years. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in South Williamsport, Dietrick Lamade Masonic Lodge 755 and the Valley of Williamsport AASR Williamsport Consistory and Royal P. Steinbacher Post 617, for which he received a Citation for Meritorious Service and Loyal Cooperation.

Dave was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed many fishing trips to the outback of Canada. He was a devoted New York Yankees and Penn State fan.

He will be remembered as a loving, kind, gentle and patient man with a dry sense of humor by his three sons: David (Cathee), of Loyalsock Township, Charles (Barbara), of Montoursville and Steven, of South Williamsport; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great granddaughter.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mary, R., David was preceded in death by his brothers, J. Ross, H. Eugene, E. Herman, and C. Thomas Frey and sisters, B. Caroline Jenkins and B. Wilemina Weaver.

A memorial service to honor R. David’s life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2017 at Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport. Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in R. David Frey’s name to Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 S. Howard St., South Williamsport, PA 17702.

Arrangements are in the care of the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport, PA 17702.

www.charlesmnollfuneralhome.com


Posted: June 15, 2017




Lois Josephine Jones

Lois Josephine Jones, 80, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family Monday, June 12, 2017, to enter her eternal home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, John E. "Jack" Jones on July 18, 2004.

Born January 27, 1937, in Orviston, she was a daughter of the late Earl A. and Vera E. (Miller) Jodun.

She was a graduate of Bald Eagle-­Nittany High School. Lois loved to knit, embroider, cook and tend her flowers. Her true love in life was her husband, her children, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren. She was always there for her family to love and support them. She will be greatly missed.

Surviving are her two sons, John E. Jones (Brenda), of Oval and David W. Jones (Anna), of Trout Run; two daughters, Cathleen A. Buck (Gale), of Montgomery and Carol L. Thomas (James), of Cogan Station; seven grandchildren, Jason Buck (Stacy), Kyle Buck (Kelly), Jeremiah, Hilary, and Nathan Jones, Abigail and Trevor Thomas; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Guy "Joe" Jodun, of Lock Haven and George Jodun (Pauline), of Bellefonte; and a sister, Lorraine Croak, of Lock Haven.

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

A funeral service to honor the life of Lois will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. Viking Dietrich officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

The family of Lois would like to extend their appreciation and thanks to the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital for their love, care, and support.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: June 13, 2017

William R. Waldeisen Jr.

William R. Waldeisen Jr., 87, died Friday, June 9th, 2017, at the Gatehouse at the Divine Providence Hospital.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Marion Eileen Stroehmann, his son, W. Robert Waldeisen (Barbara) of State College, PA, his son, Mark F. Waldeisen (Patti) of Davidson, NC, his son J. Steven Waldeisen (Lisa) of South Windsor, CT, and his daughter, Wendy L Hooper (John) of Hillsgrove, PA. He is also survived by six grandchildren: John, Kathryn, Victoria, Katelyn (Chris), Kara, and Nathaniel. He also leaves many close friends.

Born December 18, 1929 in Williamsport, he was the son of the late William R. Waldeisen Sr and Prudence Elizabeth Gray. Bill’s siblings were Eleanor Whiting, Robert Waldeisen and Prudence Poff, all of whom preceded him in death. Bill met his wife, Marion, through his sister Prudence and Marion’s sister, Carol. They were married September 10, 1955 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church where Bill and Marion remained active members.

After graduating from Williamsport High School in 1948, he attended Babson College from 1948 to 1951 and then served in the Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953.

Bill started his career in the textile industry in 1953 at Trimtex, Inc. in Williamsport, PA. He rose through several management positions to President serving in that position and as Director from 1962 through 1985. He was promoted to Vice President and Director of the parent company, William E. Wright Co of West Warren, MA, in 1985 where he served until 1989.

Bill was active with a number of manufacturing associations. He served as director of the Braiding and Trimming Manufacturing Association and the West Branch Manufacturing Association. He also was a director of the Williamsport National Bank.

In Bill’s younger days he was an active hunter and outdoorsman, also enjoying fishing and boating. Golf and skiing were a passion for a time before work demanded more. He was a life member of the Texas Blockhouse Fish and Game Club.

Bill was an optimistic and giving person, and was always interested in the welfare of others. He frequently would use humor to help get through tough situations. Bill believed in challenging himself both physically and mentally, and constantly worked on improving himself. Most importantly, he thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. These times were especially important to him.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be directed to The Gatehouse at UPMC Susquehanna (570-320-7460) or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 (1-888-557-7177).

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17th, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 142 Market St. Williamsport with Pastor James E. West officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Private interment will be held in Montoursville Cemetery. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: June 13, 2017

Vernon E. Lucas

Vernon E. Lucas, 83, of 175 Jobs Run Road, Jersey Shore, died on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Manor Care North.  He and his wife the former M. Jane Cohick celebrated their 61 wedding anniversary on December 29. 

He was born on August 27, 1933 in Dundee NY and was the son of Vernon C. and Florence Ergott Lucas. 

Vernon retired from Jersey Shore Steel in 1995 following 42 years of service.  He was a member of the NRA and was an avid member of the Bald Eagle Rifle Team.  Vernon served his country during the Korean War in the US Army. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter Holly (Ronald) Caseman of Jersey Shore; three grandchildren, Heather (Dustin) Daugherty, Rylan (Cara) Caseman, Haley Caseman; three great grandchildren, Reese, Ronan, and Darby. 

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.  Contributions can be made in Vernon’s name to the Salladasburg United Methodist Church, 366 Main St., Salladasburg, PA 1774 or to Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern PA Chapter, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. 

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


Posted: June 14, 2017




Vincenzo “Vince” Maiorana

Vincenzo “Vince” Maiorana, 35, of Muncy, passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 9, 2017 in West Palm Beach, FL.

Born August 26, 1981 in Carini (PA), Sicily, he was a son of Maria (Sgroi) Maiorana, of Montoursville and the late Salvatore “Sal” Maiorana.

Vince was a 2000 graduate of Muncy High School. He joined the family business and was an owner of Joe’s Pizza, Williamsport. Most recently he managed a restaurant in West Palm Beach, FL.

Surviving in addition to his mother are three brothers, Croce Maiorana and his wife, Jennifer, of Muncy, Jonathan Maiorana, of Cogan Station and David Maiorana and his wife, Brook, of Muncy; six nieces and nephews; Alexander, Roman, Salvatore, Sophie, Mia and Emma; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, with his pastor, the Rev. Glenn McCreary, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy PA 17756.

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


Posted: June 12, 2017

Bernard Edward Kinsley

Bernard Edward Kinsley passed away on June 10, 2017 at the age of 65. He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah (Bauer) Kinsley, his son Lucas (Bri), his son Keith (Ladonna Yoder), two grandchildren, and nine step grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Catherine Saxer, Beverly Richards, and Wanda Manoogian. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Lucy (Cilvick) Kinsley; his sisters Elizabeth Shaffer, Dorothy Gilroy, and Jean Ziegler; and a brother Gerald Kinsley.

Bernard was born on November 16, 1951, in Towanda, PA. He graduated from Sullivan County High School in 1969. He also studied computer engineering in Philadelphia following high school. He was a retired dairy farmer, having retired twelve years ago due to contracting farming-related pulmonary fibrosis. He married his wife Debbie in August of 1980, and together they farmed their land and raised their two sons.

One of Bernard’s philosophies about life centered around not just the beginning and ending of life (1951 – 2017), but about the dash in between. The dash of his life was full of love, his family, excitement, laughter, teasing, and his favorite phrases (such as “’Ya’ see, the thing of it is…”).

As a farmer, friends and relatives would stop by the barn during milking time just to sit and talk with Bernard. When doing field work, if anyone stopped by, he would either stop the tractor to talk, or the visitor would hitch a ride while Bernard spoke his words of wisdom, and mixed in with all that wisdom, he never hesitated to tease.

Bernard enjoyed rattlesnake hunting, ice fishing, rabbit hunting, and deer hunting. His love of the outdoors drew many people to him. One of the high points of the year was deer season. He always hosted a pre-deer season get together the day before deer season, when local farmers and his flatlander hunters would gather at his cabin for food, Pepsi, and stories. The gathering always ended up at his dairy barn.

Bernard valued hard work, and he had a great sense of humor. He always struck up a conversation with anyone he met. He loved riding around and going home a different way because he “saw that sight on the way there.” He loved auctions, especially Amish auctions. Everyone who met Bernard was positively impacted by Bernard’s great personality, his wit, and his wisdom.

For Bernard and his family, their door was always open to others, both friends and strangers. Bernard, along with Debbie, did many kindnesses for friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. But with all that Bernard did, his most joyful days were the day he got married in 1980, and the days his sons were born.

Bernard will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at his residence “The Cabin”, 296 Camp Lane, Dushore, with Pastor Ron Dyer officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, on Thursday prior to the funeral.
Memorial contributions may be made in Bernard’s name to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at http://pulmonaryfibrosis.org/ways-to-give/donate-now.

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


Posted: June 13, 2017

Gilda M. “Gee” DeVivo Wise

Gilda M. “Gee” DeVivo Wise of Lock Haven passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born in Rural Valley, she was the daughter of the late Carmine and Antoinette Benicasco DeVivo.

She was the widow of John W. Wise who passed away on June 23, 1969.

Gee was employed by Piper Aircraft, Sylvania, and Lock Haven University, retiring in 1990.

She was an active member of Holy Spirit Parish, St. Agnes Catholic Church, where she served as an usher.

Gee was a member of the Senior Center.

She like gardening, reading, traveling, and especially enjoyed her time spent with family.

Surviving is her son and daughter-in-law, James W. and Sun Y. Wise of Mechanicsburg; her grandson, Gino K. Wise of Mechanicsburg; her sister, Jennie Luchini of Kersey; her companion, Robert Deem of Lock Haven; and many nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Joe, Andy, Ralph, and Angelo DeVivo and two sisters, Edie Shelley and Rose DeAngelis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven with Rev. Father Donald Dusza officiating. Burial will follow at Dunnstown Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven on Friday, June 16 from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday, June 17 from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Agnes Catholic Church.


Posted: June 13, 2017




Joan O. Murawski

Joan O. Murawski, 78, of Montoursville, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Valley View Nursing Center. She was born July 28, 1938 in McKeesport, PA the daughter of Matthew and Ophelia Granda Turkovic.

Joan was a member of the Lycoming Valley Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband Richard A. Murawski; son, Mark R. of Montoursville; brother, Joseph Turkovic of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Jack Delaney officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Monday, June 12, 2017 from 5 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions the family suggests contributions be made to the Lycoming Valley Baptist Church, 4980 Lycoming Mall Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754.


Posted: June 9, 2017

Mildred "Middy" Cora Klobe

Our Lord called upon one of our sweet, loving ladies on Friday.  Middy to some, Millie to others, Mildred Cora Klobe, 92, passed on to join her other loved ones in Heaven. Mildred, daughter of Charles L. Klobe, Sr. and Margaret Yarrison Klobe was born on a farm in Loganton, PA. on November 20,1924.  She was predeceased in death by her brothers Glen, Willard, Kenny, Fred, and Lindy and her sisters Dorothy M. Meixel, Thelma Bierly, and Hazel Klobe. She is survived by her brothers, Charles Klobe, Jr. of Lock Haven, PA and Harold Klobe of Los Angeles, CA.

Middy attended Rock Grove School in Loganton thru 8th grade.  She then stayed home to help her mother cook and keep house. She was quite a tomboy and worked with a mule team to plant corn, oats, and potatoes with her younger brother, Charles who called her his best friend.  After the loss of their parents, Middy moved to Milton Towers in Milton, PA to be closer to her sister, Dorothy and brothers, Willard and Fred.  Middy always treasured flying to Los Angeles, CA to visit her brother Harold with Dorothy and Dorothy’s two daughters.  Although fearing the flight, she enjoyed seeing the Rose Bowl Parade and visiting other sites around L.A.

In her mid-seventies, Middy began a new chapter in her life gaining new friends and going on new adventures with her greatest friend, George McCallum. The family is especially grateful for the love and kindness that George provided for Middy.  He took her to places she had never experienced before, including the Bloomsburg Fair, basketball games, Little League Baseball games, bingo, festivals, and even Washington, DC. She called him her boyfriend, and she loved him dearly.  The family would like to thank George and another good friend, Mary Aikey, for caring for Middy and being with her until the Lord called her home.

Middy had an amazing smile and laughed with a glow. She was a gentle soul with such a fun personality.  If you asked her to do something she didn’t want to do, you would get a quick, “No!” followed by a comical hand wave and a giggle.  Her sweet spirit and beautiful smile will be greatly missed.

At this time, there will be no services held. Family and friends will gather at a later date to celebrate the life of this beautiful lady. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: June 12, 2017

Thomas M. Judd

Thomas M. Judd, 86, of Williamsport died Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Manor Care Health Services.

Born October 1, 1930 in West Chester, he was a son of the late Nelson and Sara Martin Judd.

Tom retired from AVCO after many years of service and enjoyed numerous trips in the United States and abroad with his wife of 64 years, Clara H. (Herritt) Judd, who survives. He was a member of the John F. Laedlein Masonic Lodge No. 707.

Tom is also survived by two brothers, Joseph and Peter Judd, and a sister, Ellen (Walter) Pimbley, and 18 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Sue (James) Rennie. Tom’s many nieces and nephews remember him as an active and loving uncle and a great man. They will never forget his baseball coaching and his unbridled enthusiasm for college sports.

A memorial service to honor the life of Tom will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 22, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

A private interment will be held in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: June 12, 2017




Robert Scott Wachter “Shoe”

Robert Scott Wachter “Shoe”, 56, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017, surrounded by loved ones, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. He was born on May 20, 1961, in Williamsport to Ernest and Doris (Tinney) Wachter.

Robert grew up in South Williamsport, where he attended South Williamsport High School. After high school, he joined the US Army in 1981 and served for 6 years. He was honorably discharged in 1986.

Robert married Alicia (Noon) in 2009 in South Williamsport. They were happily married for eight years. Robert was a member of the American Legion Post 617, the Polish Club and the VFW Post 7863. His greatest enjoyment in life was making people laugh. He had a true passion for life and living it to the fullest. His laughter was contagious and his smile could light up a room. He enjoyed motorcycles, playing the harmonica, boat rides on the river and spending time with those he loved. He also never missed a moment to cheer for his beloved Phillies or the Miami Dolphins.

Robert was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Wachter.

Robert is survived by his wife, Alicia; sons, Adam Wachter, Alex (Tracey) Wachter; step-daughter, Brooke Kinney; stepson, Kevin Kinney; mother, Doris Wachter; brothers, Jeff Wachter, Ken (Cecelia) Wachter, Joe (Darla) Wachter, Gary (Ann) Wachter, Ernest Wachter; and many loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation and service will be held at New Covenant United Church of Christ, 202 East Third St., Williamsport, on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The family will be greeting friends and relatives from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Service will follow at 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to the American Legion. Condolences may be left on Robert Wachter’s online memorial book at www.memorialwebsites.legacy.com/robertwachter.

Submitted by family.

Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 W. 4th St., Williamsport, PA.


Posted: June 8, 2017

Bruce C. Decker

Bruce C. Decker, 63, of Montoursville, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at his home.

Born October 27, 1953, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Walter E. and Grace M. (Beiter) Decker Jr.

Bruce attended Williamsport High School and served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Transport Custom Designs LLC. He enjoyed riding his crotch rocket.
Surviving are a sister, Bonnie C. Boden (James), of Cogan Station; two nieces, Janel A. Boden and Jacquie L. Weaver; a great-nephew, Brian J. Weaver; two great-nieces, Sarah G. Weaver and Natalie K. Weaver; and a friend, Virginia Harrison.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: June 8, 2017

Luis Ramirez-Ruiz

Luis Ramirez-Ruiz, 70, of Lewisburg, died Monday, June 5, 2017 at his residence.

Luis was born on November 24, 1944 in San Juan, Puerto Rico and was the son of the late Luis M. Ramirez-Vazquez and Asuencion Ruiz-Ramirez.

He worked for the Federal Government at the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary and retired after 20 years in 2013 as a physician’s assistant.

Luis was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Milton and he enjoyed traveling, cooking and most of all he enjoyed life in general.

He is survived by two sisters; Carmen Ramirez-Ruiz and Asuencion “Sunchi” Ramirez-Ruiz both of Orlando, FL, one aunt; Andrea Ruiz of Orlando, FL and numerous nieces and nephews.

Luis was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial mass will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 11, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 109 Broadway Street, Milton with Father Francisco Tamburro officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

Send Condolences at HeffnerCare.com


Posted: June 9, 2017




Oscar D. Stine

Oscar D. Stine, 62, of Hughesville died Sunday, June 4, 2017 at home surrounded by his loved ones.

Born September 30, 1954 in Williamsport, he is the son of Norma M. (Beamer) Stine and the late Sidney W. Stine, Sr. Oscar was the husband of Karen I. (Braunbeck) Stine, who were married in 2003.

Prior to his illness, Oscar was employed at Muncy Homes. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and golfing. He was an avid New England Patriots fan. Oscar enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his best friend "Patch", his loyal dog.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are two daughters, Brenda L. (John) Funk of Lakeland, FL, Jessica L. Swank of Hughesville; a son, Cody A. Stine of Hughesville; a step-son Nevin R. (Caitlyn) Geesey of Chambersburg; a step daughter Kalena I. (Jacob) Seredych of York; seven grandchildren; two sisters: Cindy L. (Larry) Sauers of Montgomery, Ann M. Stine of Williamsport; four brothers, Sidney W. (Sharon) Stine, Jr. of S. Willliamsport, David E. (Kathleen) Stine, Sr. of Montoursville, Timothy L. (Diane) Stine of Montoursville, PA and Charles L. Stine of Montgomery.

Memorial services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

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


Posted: June 6, 2017

Gerald A. McGee

Gerald A. McGee, 83, of Cascade Township, Trout Run, died Monday, June 5, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

Born April 25, 1934 in Williamsport, he was a son of Hugh E. and Elizabeth (Kranz) McGee. He and his wife the former Marie L. Haus were married Nov. 26, 1959.

Jerry was a 1953 graduate of St. Mary’s High School and was a Marine Corp Veteran of the Korean War. He served as a police officer for the City of Williamsport, retiring as a detective after 21 and half years. Following his retirement from the Williamsport Police Dept., he was elected to serve as a Magisterial Judge for 18 years. Jerry was a life member of the following: Marine Corp League, Ralston, Liberty VFW Post #6755, Sebring, Morris Run American Legion #167, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #29, and the Arnot Sportmans Club. He was a member of the Travelers Protective Association of America Post W, Williamsport. He had served as a National Director and Past Sate President of the TPA.

Surviving in addition to his wife Marie of 57 years are four children Gerald A. McGee, Jr. (Kimberly) of South Williamsport, Michael S. McGee (Sharon) of Loyalsock, Elaine M. Brandt (Paul) of Telford, and Patricia A. McGee of Cascade, eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson Jacob A. Jones, and two brothers Hugh E. McGee, Sr. and Joseph J. McGee.

Visitation will be held from 9-10:45 a.m. Saturday June 10, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville, followed by a Memorial Mass to honor Gerald’s life at 11 a.m. followed by military honors at church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in memory of his grandson Jacob A. Jones, to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Central PA Chapter 2405 Park Drive Suite 100 Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: June 6, 2017



Asyuel L. Pinkney

Asyuel L. Pinkney, 3, of Williamsport, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was born February 11, 2014 in Danville the son of Aaron R. Pinkney, Sr. and Heather L. Stoner

Asyuel is survived by his parents; brothers, Aaron R., Jr., Amonta’e, and Darron Pinkney; sisters, Amia L. Love and Marih Pinkney; maternal grandparents, Jeff L. (Louann) Stoner of Elgin, SC, and Karen L. Stoner of South Williamsport; paternal grandparents, Sandy Watts and Aaron C. Pinkney, both of Philadelphia.

A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Bradley Walmer officiating. Friends will be received Friday from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.


Posted: June 6, 2017




Kenneth L. “Blue” Schick

Kenneth L. “Blue” Schick, 85, of Duboistown, passed peacefully Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Kenny married Patty A. Williamson-Stannert) January 31, 1997, in Apollo Beach, Florida. Born July 18, 1931, in Erie, he was the son of the late Marvin P. and Clara M. (Johns) Schick. He graduated from Strong Vincent High School, Erie, Class of 1949, and attended Blackmore School of Music. He was Christian in faith.

Kenny served with the US Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Cony DD-508. He was the owner of Schick Plastering Co. of Erie, Salesman for Capital Industries, Avis, Co-owner of Deluxe Homes, Berwick, and independent real estate broker, and retired from Leisure Living Homes, Linden. He was a 50 year member Masonic Lodge 106, F. & A.M., Zem Zem Shrine of Erie, Zafar Grotto, Rafaz Club, Inc., Korean War Vets of Lycoming County, lifetime member of VFW Post 7863, American Legion Post 251, Keystone League, and “Mountie Rest” Hunting Club, Hublersburg, PA. A former member of White Deer Golf Course, Kenny was an avid golfer, loyal “We Are” Penn State fan, enjoyed true American history and political novels, and Western movies with “The Duke”.

Kenny’s greatest joy was his love for his family as he is survived by his wife Patty “Pat”, his sons; Michael M. Schick of Cogan Station and Robert J. “Jon” Schick (Peter Uhlein) Rochester, NY, daughters; Lori L. Prowant (Michael) S. Williamsport and Tammy L. Stannert (Scott Duris) S. Williamsport, his grandchildren; Sarah Schick, Ashley Rook, Zach Prowant and Ashley Prowant, his brother; R. Dennis Schick, Erie, Cousin; Ralph Johns, extended family; Darlene Stannert as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother; Marvin J. “Mick” Schick, Erie.

There will be a gathering of family and friends, Friday, June 9, 2017 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport. Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be private with his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

And as Kenny would say ……”See Ya Pal” !!!!

A Celebration of Life for Kenny will be held at a future date and time.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: June 4, 2017

Nancy Jean Glassmyre

Nancy Jean Glassmyre, 72, formerly of Eagles Mere, died Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Bradford County Manor, Troy, after a long struggle with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Born February 6, 1945 in Monroeton, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Lillian (Camp) McIntire.

Nancy was a graduate of Wyalusing High School, Class of 1964. She was employed at the former Endicott Johnson shoe factory, Mildred, and various other companies in Sullivan County until finding her calling in nursing. She was then employed at the former Laporte United Methodist Home and retired from private home health care.

Nancy was a spiritual person who loved caring for those in need. She also loved music, playing the fiddle, dancing, and animals, especially horses.

Surviving are two sons, Robert (Tresa) Glassmyre, and Scott Glassmyre, both of Eagles Mere; a sister, Betty (Richard) Harris of Stevensville; two brothers, Francis (Blanche) McIntire of FL and Joe McIntire of GA; a granddaughter, Molly Russell of TN; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas McIntire.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 9, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Pastor Ron Dyer officiating. Burial will be held privately in New Albany Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to a charity of choice.

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


Posted: June 6, 2017

Karen A. Morlock

Karen A. Morlock, 66, of Williamsport passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital surrounded by her family after a short illness, She was born December 19, 1950 in Williamsport a daughter of Howard W. Wurster and Mary Mayer.

Karen was predeceased by her husband Lee C. Morlock in 2008 and was also predeceased by her brother, Howard H. Wurster.

She is survived by her daughters, Lesley K. Brennan of Williamsport and Leigh A. (Amy) Morlock of Portland OR., and also by her sister, Jennifer E. (Jeffrey) Welliver of Montoursville.

Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers contributions the family suggests contributions be made to either: The Gatehouse, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 6931 Arlington Road 2nd floor Bethesda, MD 20814. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: June 6, 2017




Robert William Matz

Robert William Matz, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the age of 83 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease at Manor Care South.  He was born to George and Alice Matz April 23, 1934 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

Robert was a local business man in Williamsport. Prior to that, he worked in Michigan, applying his knowledge of law in zoning and commercial real estate. Robert held a law degree from The University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree from Penn State University, where he was active on the track and field team.

Outside of work, Bob was active with the community.  He coached and refereed soccer matches and attended local art gatherings and musical events equally. Bob also enjoyed walking and spent much time appreciating local architecture and socializing with others. As active gardener, Bob grew flowers and vegetables.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Janet; his three sons; Stephan (Angela), Erich, and Karl (Jennifer); and eight grandchildren, all of whom will remember him well as a loving raconteur and as a willing participant in play. Service will be held on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at St Luke Church--visitation at 10:00 and service at 11:00. In lieu of gifts, donations may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church in his name.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: June 2, 2017

Gordon E. “Ding” Kriner

Gordon E. “Ding” Kriner, 96, formerly of North Bend, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Bucktail Medical Center, Renovo.

Gordon was born in North Bend on March 24, 1921, the son of the late Howard F. and Emily J. Emery Kriner. He remained in his family home until 2015 when he became a resident of Bucktail Medical Center.

He was a 1939 graduate of the former Renovo High School.

Gordon was a WWII Naval Veteran, serving from 1943 to 1945, obtaining the rank of Watertender 3/c, and serving aboard the USS Marblehead.

On November 14, 1952, he married the late Violet J. Probst.

Gordon was employed with the former Pennsylvania Railroad, with 23 years in the Renovo shops as a car repairman and then 18 years a conductor, retiring in 1982 after 41 years of service.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of North Bend, a life member of the Renovo Elks, American Legion of Renovo, and a member of the Masonic Temple of Renovo.

He is also preceded in death by five sisters and five brothers.

“Uncle Ding” is survived by several generations of nieces and nephews, three sisters-in-law and their husbands, and many friends he made throughout his lifetime, including the wonderful staff at Bucktail Medical Center.

He will be greatly missed, but his memory will live on through those of us who probably have more than one “Ding story” to tell.

A graveside memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 2 p.m. at North Bend Cemetery, 112 Strawberry Alley, North Bend, Pa 17760 with Rev. James Conway officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Bucktail Medical Center, 1001 Pine St., Renovo, PA 17764; Renovo Library, 317 7th St., Renovo, PA 17764; or Chapman Township Volunteer Fire Company, North Bend, PA 17760.

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


Posted: June 2, 2017

Ida B. Flanagan (Muzzy)

Ida B. Flanagan (Muzzy) , 86, of South Williamsport died Thursday June 1, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Muzzy was born in Farrell, Pa. the daughter of Rev. Bernard and Eula Patterson Ross. She attended Love Unlimited Ministries here in Williamsport on Elmira Street. Muzzy was a licensed graduate practical nurse for 27 years, working at Park Lodge in Philadelphia Pa. She enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing , quilting, singing and card games. Muzzy is survived by her children Ida Bernice Edwards of Williamsport and Karen Mae Washington from Ruther Glen, Virginia. She was Nana to 6 grandchildren and GG to 8 great grandchildren She was also survived by two sisters, Mabel Holmes and Wanda Williams both of Scranton, PA. Ida was preceded in death by her husband Dr.Thomas Flanagan and her daughter Diane Flanagan- Montgomery and sister Vivian Robinson.Funeral services will be held at Love Unlimited Ministries 420 Elmira Street on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at 10 am. The Rev. Willie E Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park . In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Love Unlimited Ministries 420 Elmira Street Williamsport Pa. Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: June 4, 2017







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