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Obituaries ~ March 2015
 



Virday Jane Brown

Virday Jane Brown, 67, of Williamsport, died on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at The Gatehouse.

Virday was born in Williamsport on April 21, 1947 and was the daughter of Virday I. (Brown) Brown of Williamsport and the late Albert W. Brown.

She had graduated from Williamsport Area High School. She worked at Textron from 1976 – 2013, retiring after 37 years of service. She was raised attending Ebenezer Baptist Church. She was a member of the Local 787 Union. Virday enjoyed bingo, crocheting and spending time with her family.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sons; Lamar A. Brown and Justin R. Brown, both of Williamsport, six grandchildren; Levi Brown, Ayden Brown, Kamden Brown and Justin Brown, Jr. and Isaiah Keyes and Elijah Keyes, one brother; George “Tony” Brown of Williamsport, three sisters; Alverda Wollett and husband Vernon of Liberty, Shirley Cottom of Houston, TX and Mary Ann Walker of BelAir, MD and two foster sisters; Rosemary Taylor of Williamsport and Cordie Robinson of Harrisburg. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two sisters; Tonya Lee Brown and Georgia M. Brown and one foster sister; Lucy Brown.

There will be a gathering of family and friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., Williamsport where the memorial service will be held 4:00 p.m. Minister Janice Sapp will officiate the service. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

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Posted: March 31, 2015

William N. Heivly

William N. Heivly, 76, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Sunday, July 10, 1938, he was the son of the late George W. and Marvene E. (West) Heivly.

Bill was the husband of Susan A. (Fieste) Heivly with whom he celebrated a 42nd wedding anniversary on April 28, 2014.

He honorably served during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army. Bill was employed as a molder by Andritz at Muncy, PA.

Bill enjoyed hunting and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Sulphur Spring Shooting Club.

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by one son, Jeremie J. and wife Krisinda Heivly, Clarkstown, PA; one brother, Gary L. and wife Nancy Heivly, Sr., Muncy, PA; four grandchildren, Hunter Heivly; Alivia Heivly; Jacobie Heivly; Ava Heivly and two nephews, Gary Lee Heivly and Shane Heivly. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas G. Heivly.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, April 3, 2015 with Jon Larson officiating. Interment will be in the Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Graveside military honors will be accorded by the joint veterans organizations. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: April 1, 2015

Robert E. Stover

Robert E. Stover, 82, of Castanea passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 at his residence.
Born on June 27, 1932 in Penn Township, Centre County, he was the son of the late Mary Elizabeth Yearick Weaver and Paul Franklin Stover.

Smokey was a Veteran of the Korean War, having served in the 5th Infantry Division from July 1949 through 1952 and earning the rank of Corporal.

“As a young veteran of the Korean War, who carried a souvenir dollar bill all the way through some of the heaviest fighting and brought it home only to spend it, had the bill back because of the thoughtfulness of a man from California. Pvt. Robert Stover, who won the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and three battle stars, spent the dollar which he autographed in July and received it back from C.M. Miller of California.”

After fulfilling his service in the United States Army, Smokey returned home in 1952 and began working at Piper Aircraft until their closing. He was later employed by Avco Textron in Nashville, Tennessee where he worked until retiring in 1987.
He attended the Castanea United Methodist Church.

Smokey was a member of the Lock Haven Moose, Lock Haven Eagles, Lock Haven 40 et 8, VFW of Lock Haven, American Legion, Sons of Italy, and the Castanea Fire Hall.

Smokey was an avid fisherman and hunter as anyone who knew him would confirm. When he was not working, Smokey could be found outdoors.

Surviving are eight daughters: Debra K. Styers, Katharine M. Dershem, Emma Wallace, Martha Caruso, Barbara Derby, Judy Wise, Betty J. Fernburg, and Sally Becker; a son, Marcus R. Hill; four brothers: Reynold Levand, Glenn Luther, John Michael, and Steven Wayne Stover; four sisters: Ruth Marie Crawford, Patricia Ann Woomer, Judy May Schattschneider, and Sharon Elaine Homan; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

Smokey was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Betty L. McCracken Hill; his second wife, the former Yvonne Conklin Lamey; and a brother, Paul Clayton Stover.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, with the Rev. Bruce Wallace officiating. A private burial with Military Honors will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.
Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to either the Castanea United Methodist Church, Pennsylvania Youth Hunter Education Contest (PA YHEC) or the “Pee Wee” Welch Kid’s Fishing Benefit.

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

 

Posted: April 1, 2015



Kyle G. Plants

Kyle G. Plants, 29, of 1444 Youngdale Road, Lock Haven, passed away Sunday March 29, 2015 in Wayne Township.

Kyle was born in Jersey Shore on September 15, 1985. He was raised by and resided with his mother, Angel Cathleen Plants Egan and his step-father, Troy Allen Egan, who survive. He is also survived by his father, Walter Lee Houtz of Williamsport.

Kyle enjoyed the outdoors, especially four wheeling, motorcycling and fishing.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Katrina Gabriel Plants and a son, Liam Slade Plants, both of Lock Haven; a sister, Troyanna Leigh Egan of Lock Haven; his maternal grandmother, Evelyn Plants of Linden; and his step-paternal grandparents, Jeannie and Sam Hess of Snow Shoe.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 8p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Rev. Mark Riley officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 6p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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

 

Posted: March 30, 2015

Emery C. Crawley

Emery C. Crawley, 91, of Trout Run, died Monday, March 30, 2015 at Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, surrounded by his family. Emery was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Shirley (Huntington) Crawley on August 8, 1997.

Born November 27, 1923, in Williamsport, he was a son of Harvey and Carrie (Edkin) Crawley.

Emery was a World War II and Korean War Veteran with the U.S. Army; earning two Bronze Stars during the Battle of the Bulge and the Invasion of Normandy. He worked at Bethlehem Steel, for Bob, Chuck and Rich Roan, and in numerous bars as a bartender before retiring in 1988 as the Manager of the Red Run Rod & Gun Club. Emery attended Trout Run United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Ralston Hunting Club and the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. He had helped build and organize the Hepburn-Lycoming Little League and started Emery’s Woodshop after retirement.

Surviving are three sons, James E. Crawley (Rose), of Elimsport, Emery C. Crawley, II (Vicky), of Trout Run, and William H. Crawley (Gina Casale), of South Williamsport; two daughters, Linda J. Roan (Jeff), of Cogan Station and Darlene M. Neufer, of Trout Run; a brother, George Crawley, of Roaring Branch; a sister, Ruth Myers, of Montoursville; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers, five sisters, and son-in-law, John Neufer.

A funeral service to honor the life of Emery will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 4 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport, with Pastor Adam Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, with full military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made in Emery’s name to the Korean War Veterans, P.O. Box 3232, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 30, 2015

Brenda J. Lovell


Brenda J. Lovell, 74, of Linden, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 27, 2015, at home surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband, Fred W. Lovell. They celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary Sept. 17, 2014.

Born July 8, 1940, she was a daughter of the late T. Theodore and Florence (Fink) Ulmer and was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Ulmer and Bruce Ulmer, and a sister Carole Webster.

Brenda was a homemaker, assisted with the family farm and always enjoyed working with her hands, especially baking bread. It was her desire to always serve others. She attended Buchanan Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Sherrie A. (Jonathan) Hoffman, of Mt. Pleasant Mills; three sons, F. Scott (Rhonda) Lovell, of Linden, Seth T. (Faith) Lovell, of Williamsport, Steven D. (Joanna) Lovell, of South Williamsport; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Charles Ulmer Sr., of Cogan Station, Dale Ulmer, of Raleigh, N.C., and two sisters, Jean Otto of Cornwall, and Miriam Shaffer, of Fernandina Beach, Fla.

A funeral service to honor the life of Brenda will at 11 am Thursday, April 2, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. The Rev. Robert W. Regan, pastor of Buchanan Baptist Church, will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. to time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Woodward Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Brenda’s name to Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800 or Susquehanna Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 for the benefit of the Susquehanna Hospice.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 31, 2015



George T. Mayes Jr.

George T. Mayes Jr., 93, formerly of Antes Fort, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015, at ManorCare Health Services, Jersey Shore.

Born April 10, 1921, in Mill Hall, he was a son to the late George T. Sr. and Arizona (Walker) Mayes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene M. (Ergott) Mayes on Oct. 29, 2005, they were united in marriage on April 1, 1950. Also preceding him in death was a daughter, Helen Wolfe; a sister, Florence; and three brothers, Mark, Joseph, and Dorris.

Earlier in George's life he had worked at Cohicks Meat Packing and worked 46 years at Thompsons Meat Packing. He was the owner of Mayes Deer Park in Antes Fort, was a member of the Antes Fort United Methodist Church, and the West Branch Beagle Club.

Surviving are his daughters, Janet L. (Don) Dangle, of Pine Creek, Sylvia A. (Don) Knecht, of Linden, Georgene M. Spotts, of Antes Fort, Christine L. Harbach, of Antes Fort, Marlene G. Wright, of Hughesville, and Doris J. (Keith) Brungart, of Antes Fort; two sons, George W. (Phyllis) Mayes, of Windsor, Colo. and John C. (Patty) Biser, of Bastress; 19 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ida Gardella, of White Plains, N.Y.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at the Antes Fort United Methodist Church, 19 4 St., Jersey Shore. A visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, March 31, 2015, at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Burial will be held in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. The Rev. Stevan Atanasoff will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in George's name may be made to the Antes Fort United Methodist Church or the West Branch Beagle Club, 145 Beagle Club Road, Lock Haven, PA 17745

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Posted: March 30, 2015

Susan D. (Winder) Bartlow

Susan D. (Winder) Bartlow, 54, of Williamsport passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Gatehouse.

She was born Feb. 6, 1961, the daughter of Janet M. (Heller) Winder.
Susan was a member of the Christian Church at Cogan Station.

She was manager of Puff’s Discount and was also worked at the Central PA Auto Auction and part-time at Bart’s Pizzeria.

Susan’s life revolved around her children, grandchildren and family.

She is survived by two sons, David A. Johns, Jr. of Linden, Anthony G. Angelo of Williamsport; a daughter, Michelle L. Gibbs of S. Williamsport; 7 grandchildren; three brothers, Jim Winder, John Winder, Bill Winder all of Williamsport; three sisters, Kim Winder of Williamsport, Bobbi Pfleegor of Nisbet and Marci Winder of S. Williamsport.


In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Susquehanna Cancer Center, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Susan’s Life Celebration memorial service will be held 8pm Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with Pastor Bud Yoder officiating. Family will receive friends from 6 until 8.

 

Posted: March 30, 2015

Nora Agnes Boone Overdorf

Nora Agnes Boone Overdorf, 88, a resident of Jersey Shore Manor Care passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Born in Tylersville on March 26, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Edward and Mary Matilda Tressler Boone.

Nora was employed by Sylvania.

Throughout her life Nora attended various Christian churches.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, especially celebrating holidays and other family functions together.

Surviving is a daughter, Donna J. (Dave) Gilmore of Mill Hall; a brother, Howard (Joan) Boone of Loganton; two sisters, Betty (Lester) Kleckner of Lock Haven and Faye (Art) Grieb of Loganton; two grandchildren, Charles D. Gilmore and Bradley (Jenn) Gilmore; and a great grandson, Brayden.

Nora was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Boone and Mary Grieb, and three brothers: John, Ken, and Harry Boone.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Jersey Shore Manor Care through the funeral home.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

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

 

Posted: March 30, 2015



Patricia L. Saxton


Patricia L. Saxton, 85, of Enola, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Elmcroft of Loyalsock Assisted Living. She was preceded in death by her husband George R. Saxton Jr. in 1981.

Born Oct. 4, 1929, in Lewistown, she was the only child of Charles and Elizabeth (Atkinson) Hartsock.

Patricia was a 1947 graduate of Lewistown High School and a 1951 graduate of Shippensburg State College where she received her bachelor’s degree in education. She taught in the Lewistown School District and taught first grade for 34 years in the East Pennsboro Area School District. She was a former president of East Pennsboro Education Foundation.

She was a member of Enola Zion Lutheran Church, where she served as a member of church council and as an assistant Sunday school superintendent. Patricia was a volunteer in the emergency room at Holy Spirit Hospital and had worked as a receptionist in the administration center for East Pennsboro Area School District. She was a member of the East Pennsboro Civic Club. She also was an associate member of Enola/East Pennsboro Alumni Association. She enjoyed reading, boating, traveling, walking and knitting.

Surviving are two daughters, Davie J. (Frederick) Gilmour and Dana J. (William) Mack, both of Montoursville, grandchildren, Kevin D. (Christi) Mack, and Patrick E. (Kelsie) Mack; and great-grandchildren, Parker H., Skylar L., and Isabella R. Mack.

A visitation will be held Thursday, April 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport.

Additional visitations will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 3 at Richardson Funeral Home, 29 S. Enola Drive, Enola, and 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, April 4 at Enola Zion Lutheran Church, 265 N. Enola Drive, Enola. A memorial service to honor the life of Patricia will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4 at Enola Zion Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Gwenn L. Trout officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Patricia’s name to East Pennsboro Education Foundation to support reading initiatives throughout the District, 890 Valley St., Enola, PA 17025 or the Penn College Foundation General Scholarship Fund, 1 College Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.

E-condolences may be made at www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.
Knight Confer Funeral Home
1914 Memorial Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-323-7717
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Posted: March 30, 2015

Robert V. Haas

Robert V. Haas,78 of Montoursville, died Sunday March 29, 2015 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital surrounded by his family.

He was born in Montoursville on July 27, 1936 the son of Valentine J. and Theresa M. Lorsong Haas. Robert is a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church He was a Trust Officer for various local banks during his career, retiring from Sovereign Bank. He was a graduate of the former St. Mary’s High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lycoming College and a Masters Degree from Bucknell University.

Robert was a member of the Montoursville Lions Club and served as Treasurer for the local Parent Teachers Organization He served in the Army National Guard from 1959 to 1962. He greatly enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid gardener, but his greatest joy in life was spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years the former Theresa C. Naughton Haas. His children survive him; Karen (David) Mazurek of York , JoAnn (Ken) Rohrer of Harrisburg, Brian (Christine) Haas of Williamsport, Rosemary (John) Prego of York, Andrew (Patricia) Haas of Philadelphia, Paula (Jay) Rhodes of State College, and Steven (Keri) Haas of Bethlehem. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, a sister Geraldine(Leonard) Cybulski of York and a brother Richard C.(Suzanne) Haas of Montoursville and a sister in law Rita Ann Naughton I.H.M. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Josephine Staron.

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

Friends may call at the church on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 pm. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Resurrection Cemetery Montoursville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church or to the The Gatehouse, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport,Pa. 17701.

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

 

Posted: March 30, 2015

Louis Anthony Esposito

Wishing he could have lived into his next hundred years, Louis Anthony Esposito died peacefully saturday morning, March 27, 2015 at the Meadows following a brief hospitalization.

The son of italian immigrants, Antonio and Carmela, who came to Williamsport in 1906, Louis was born in December 1919, graduated from the Williamsport High School trades program in 1937 and worked in the local silk mills and helped his father who was a farmer.

Entering the Army Air Corps in 1943 he was stationed at Moffett Field in the San Francisco Bay Area. There he met his future wife Lillian who he married in 1948 and after being honorably discharged settled down in the East Bay to raise his family and start a business which ultimately became one of the largest major appliance stores in the Bay Area.

Retiring in 1976 he moved back to Williamsport where he finally had time to learn to play golf which he enjoyed into his 90s. He also helped organize the local Refrigeration Service Engineers Society and the Sons of Italy Chapter 2786 where he could often be found on a Tuesday night enjoying their spaghetti dinner and playing bocce.

A viewing will be held at Crouse's Funeral Parlor Tuesday evening March 31st between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. The funeral will be held at Christ Episcopal Church Thursday morning April 2nd at 10:00 a.m. with The Rev. Canon Fred Miller officiating.

Internment will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Family and friends may make donations to the American Cancer Society or to the First Community Foundation, 330 Pine St. Suite 400 in care of the Way's Garden Restoration Fund.

He is survived by his only son Robert A. Esposito also of the city who will try to carry his good humor with him. Louis always said "the first hundred years are the hardest". Ain't it the truth.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 30, 2015



Leonard Melvin Foor

Leonard Melvin Foor, 60, of Williamsport passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 27, 2015 at Manor Care North.

He was born June 1, 1954 in Williamsport, a son of Melvin R. and Helen P. (Snyder) Foor.
Leonard attended Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church.

He enjoyed playing guitar and being with family.

Leonard is survived by a son, Jason A. Foor and a daughter Jodie L. Schon both of Williamsport; two grandchildren, Serenity and Caelen Schon; two brothers, Larry (Mary) Foor of Westfield and Karl (Carol Reaser) Foor of Williamsport; a sister, Linda (Richard) Grove of Marietta, GA., also a niece, Dr. Katherine Foor.

Relatives and friends are invited to Leonard’s Life Celebration service 2pm on Monday, March 30, 2015 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport with Pastor John C. Staje, Jr. officiating.

A visitation will be held from 1-2pm. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery.

 

Posted: March 30, 2015

Harley Larue Gordner

Harley Larue Gordner , 84, of Unityville died March 28, 2015, at his home.

He was born January 7, 1931, in Unityville a son of the late Harry and M. Elizabeth (Gordner) Gordner. July 12, 1989, he married Barbara Ann May, who survives.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where he taught Sunday School during the 1960-70’s. In 1949, he graduated from Hughesville High School and went on to serve his country honorably in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Strick in 1996 after many years as a machine operator. He had also worked for Philco Ford/Zenith as a shop forman, from 1963-1981.

Harley was a member of the American Legion Post 35, Hughesville, Loyal Order of Moose, Columbia Valley of PA Lodge 623 and a charter member of the Unityville Volunteer Fire Co. Harley loved playing baseball and played from a young age until he turned 60. He was an avid baseball fan, loved his Allis-Chalmers, avid hunter, farmer, card player, fisherman, bowler, square dancer, reading country star singer books and watching sports, game shows, Amish Mafia and Molly B. Polka Party.

In addition to his wife of 25 years, Harley is survived by two sons, Gary L. (Patti) Gordner, Huntersville and Dennis R. (Gail) Gordner, Unityville; daughter, Cheryl A. Gordner Romano, Danville; step-daughter, Kelly A. Stabley, Ringtown; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald (Linda) Gordner, Muncy and a sister, Eleanor (John) Betz, Turbotville.

Harley was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Vanessa Caroline Romano and a sister, Leona Stine.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home 557 E. Water St., Hughesville by Rev. Ronald Montgomery. The interment will be in the Gordner’s Church Cemetery, Unityville where graveside military honors will be accorded by combined military organizations. The family will receive friends in the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 68 Gordner Church Road, Unityville, PA 17774 or the American Legion Post 35, 76 N. Main St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

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

 

Posted: March 30, 2015

Thomas R. Eck

Thomas R. Eck,80 of 362 Middle Road, Jersey Shore died March 26, 2015 at home surrounded by his family after a long battle with Leukemia,.

He was born in Bastress on May 23, 1934 the son of Frances Winter Shuhler and step father Charles W. Shuhler. He is a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Bastress. In his younger years he worked in Africa building railroads. A Railroader he worked as a track formen for various Railroads.

He was a life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge and a member of the Travelers Protective Society. He loved the out doors , his yard, his flowers and gardens. Thomas was a U.S. Army Veteran He is survived by his wife the former Idabelle Bartley Eck. Thomas and Idabelle celebrated their 43 wedding anniversary this past December 24, 2014.

He is survived by his step grandchildren, Corby Kinley, Wendy Kinley and Shelby Leberfingers as well as 6 step great grandchildren.. His brother Robert Dougherty of Nisbet, his sisters Irene (Tom) Coolidge of S. Williamsport, Jane Shuhler and Helen (Steve) Noon both of Oval and a sister in law Gail Shuhler of Jersey Shore.also survive him.

He was preceded in death by a step daughter Christine Kinley and a brother Edward Shuhler. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 5973 Jacks Hollow Road ,Bastress on Tuesday morning at 11 am. His pastor the Rev Bert Kozen will officiate. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park ,Muncy.

The family will provide the flowers and memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation ,1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport,Pa. 17701

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

 

Posted: March 30, 2015



Vincent R. A. Crouse

In loving memory of our father whose gifts of love and support will be with us forever. Vincent R. A. Crouse, 94, passed away March 26, 2015 peacefully at the Williamsport Home surrounded by members of his family.

The son of Edwin C. Crouse and Mary A. Pouliott Crouse, Vince was a long time resident of Loyalsock Twp. and loving husband to the former Regina Teresa McKernan (died April 16, 2007).

With his father’s assistance and in partnership with two of his brothers, Edwin F. and Jerome W.Crouse, Vince established the Crouse Funeral Home in 1942 and remained an active licensed Funeral Director for 72 years. During that time he was active in the community as a lifetime member of the Gesang Verein Harmonia as well as the Keystone League, a member of Knights of Columbus council 366 and Fourth Degree Member of the Father Reichsteiner’s Assembly, a member of the Williamsport County Club, the Eagles Mere Lake Association and St. Ann Roman Catholic Church. He wa a graduate of the former St. Joseph High School and Eckels Mortuary College.

Vince was a World War II veteran serving in the army in the Pacific theatre from 1943-46. After returning home he took advantage of the GI Bill and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lycoming College in 1951 and a Master of Arts degree from Bucknell University in 1952, where he studied history, a lifelong interest and passion. He married his wife Regina in 1948 and started a family. He was a devoted father, who also enjoyed traveling, playing golf and perhaps best of all a good game of bridge.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Dr. Eric (Jane) Crouse of Indianapolis IN, Karen (Gary) Spies of the city, Jeffrey (Mary Elaine) Crouse of the city, Mary Ann (Paul) Novak of the city, James (Lee Oatey) Crouse of Seattle WA, Carl (Pam) Crouse of the city, Elizabeth Crouse of Sterling VA, 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his wife Regina of 59 years, his parents,siblings, Joseph, Edwin, Robert, Jerome and Kathleen.

The family will receive family and friends Sunday March 29th from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 East 3rd Street Williamsport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church 1220 Northway Road Williamsport on March 30th beginning at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Vince’s name to the Susquehanna Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, Pa. 17701 for the benefit of the Susquehanna Hospice.

 

Posted: March 27, 2015

Richard A. Maneval

Richard A. Maneval, 82, of Williamsport passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Gatehouse after his battle with cancer.

He was born September 7, 1932 in Williamsport, a son of the late Aaron S. and Mary E. (Simpson) Maneval.

Richard was the husband of the late Georgine L. (Karney) Maneval with whom he shared 58 years of marriage prior to her passing April 20, 2012.

He was a former member of the Church of the Savior, Lutheran and is a current member of the St. Matthew Lutheran Church.

Richard grew up in Williamsport and graduated from Williamsport High School in 1952.
He worked at Pullman Power and was a member of the Local 520 of Harrisburg.

Richard was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #145, a life member of NRA and a former member of Wild Game Feeders Association.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and feeding the wildlife.

Survived by a daughter, Karen C. (Donald E.) Fischer; a brother, Raymond A. Maneval; two grandchildren, Tylor L. Fischer and Samantha C. Fischer all of Williamsport.

Relatives and friends are invited to Richard’s Life Celebration service at 10 AM on Monday, March 30, 2015 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport with Rev. David Letscher officiating. A visitation will be from 7-9 pm Sunday and 9-10am Monday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

 

Posted: March 27, 2015

Ted R. Frye

Ted R. Frye, 82 of Muncy, died Friday morning, March 27th, 2015 at home. He and his wife, Linda (Zondory) Frye, celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on November 5th, 2014.

Born January 1st, 1933 in Ringtown, he was the son of the late Michael and Edna (Klingerman) Frye. Ted retired as business owner of Petroleum Equipment Trade, Inc. and full time farmer. Ted was a U.S. Navy Submariner veteran serving during the Korean War.

He was a member of the Hughesville Baptist Church and belonged to the Sub Vets Williamsport Base USSVI. He enjoyed the outdoors and woodworking. He planned and oversaw the development of the Montoursville Kandalwood estates. He was active as a “behind the scenes” worker in many ministries of various churches.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ted’s name to Hughesville Baptist Church Building Fund, 37 North Third Street, Hughesville, PA 17737.

Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

 

 

Posted: March 30, 2015

 




Rudolph B. Vassallo

Rudolph B. Vassallo, 79, of 420 Woodlands Ave., Williamsport, died at his residence on March 21, 2015. He was born July 23, 1935 in Williamsport, the son of Biagio and Francis D’Arrige Vassallo.

He had worked for the former Bethleem Steel and retired from Williamsport Wire Rope. He had served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957. He was a member of the former Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church and loved reading the Sun Gazette.

Preceding him were his wife of 54 years, the former, Shirley P. McKissick and a brother, John Vassallo.

Surviving him are a daughter, Carla A. Vassallo of Columbia, MD; two grandchildren, Anthony and Hollian Baum; a brother, Anthony (Reba) Vassallo of Circleville, OH and a sister, Beatrice English of New Jersey.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Friday, March 27, at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street, Montoursville with Rev. Richard M. Barner officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

 

Posted: March 23, 2015

Eleanor Jean Fowler

Eleanor Jean Fowler, 79, of 558 S. Fairview St., Lock Haven, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at her home.

She was born in Lock Haven on November 21, 1935, the daughter of the late Hendrick and Dora Merrill Welch.

On April 17, 1956 she married George F. Fowler, who preceded her in death in 1986.
In her early years, Eleanor worked at Woolrich Woolen Mill before becoming a homemaker.
She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Lock Haven.

Eleanor enjoyed collecting different artifacts, playing cards, listening to music and reading her bible.

She is survived by a son, Richard L. Fowler of Lock Haven; two daughters, Jennifer L. Fowler of Lock Haven and Dora L. Howard of Hazelton; two brothers, Lemont and Vernon Welch of Lock Haven; four sisters, Wilma Hackenberg of Lock Haven, Connie Lewis of Reading, Rita Bechdel of Lock Haven and Stella Swope of Lock Haven; special cousins, Jimmy Welch of Lock Haven and Roma Zenner of Tylersville; a special sister-in-law, Pat Welch of Lock Haven; special friends, Susan Reynolds of Lock Haven and Teresa Weeks of MO; a special nephew, Nate (Heather) Swope of Lock Haven; a special niece, Diane (Les) Zellers of Mill Hall; her caregiver, Amanda Newman of Flemington; and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

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

 

Posted: March 25, 2015

Linda J. Lowmiller

Linda J. Lowmiller, 66, of Williamsport, died Thursday, March 26, 2015 at her home surrounded by family and friends.

Born September 16, 1948, in Newberry, she was a daughter of Kester and Emma (Mowry) Nash.
Linda was retired and worked for Head Start and Magic Years in early childhood development. She was a member of St. Johns-Newberry United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed playing bingo and loved her dog Ali. She cherished making memories with her grandchildren.

Surviving is her husband, Howard E. Lowmiller, Jr., sons, John W. Bubb, Jr., Jeffrey C. Bubb (Karen Buggy) and James M. Bubb, all of Williamsport, daughters, Amanda L. (Robert, Jr.) Walters, of Jersey Shore, Kathy A. (Johnnie, Jr.) Baker, of Frederick, MD, sisters, Esther Smead, of Milton, Louann Applegate, of Loyalsock, Tina Lachemeyer, of Williamsport, and Kim Keller, of Mansfield, eight grandchildren, and three great- grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, three sisters, and a granddaughter, Jenny Bubb.

A memorial service to honor the life of Linda will be held 11 a.m. Monday, March 30 at St. Johns-Newberry United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jay E. Jones officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at the Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Linda’s name to Hope Enterprises, P.O. Box 1837, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.
www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 27, 2015



Margaret E. Powell

Margaret E. Powell, 94, of Williamsport passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Manor Care South.

She was the widow of Gerald Powell.

Margaret was born Dec. 22, 1920 in Montgomery, Pa., the daughter of the late Frank and Hanna (Yena) Heckert.

She graduated from Montgomery High School. During her lifetime, Margaret worked as a machine operator at Wirerope Works, Inc.

She was a member of the Moose Lodge.

Margaret enjoyed crocheting and knitting. In addition she loved spending time with all her grandchildren.

Surviving are her sons, Harold E. Finzel, William L. Finzel, both of Williamsport, John E. Finzel of Lock Haven and David C. Finzel of Texas; daughters, Francis Hall, Montgomery, Anna Cramer, Harrisburg and Mary Edwards, Williamsport; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great -grandchildren.

Margaret was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary, Erma and Helen; son, George Finzel, and daughter, Norma Jean Sherman.

Friends and family are invited to Margaret’s Life Celebration on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 9-11 a.m. at James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., âA Life Celebration Homeã, 500 W. 4th St., Williamsport. The funeral service will follow at 11a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Margaret’s name to Manor Care South, 101 Leader Dr., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: March 23, 2015

Ruth Adele Rauch

Ruth Adele Rauch, 83, of Susque View Nursing Home was granted her wings to fly over the rainbow and up to heaven on March 20, 2015. Ruth was surrounded by her family and friends; loving, touching and reassuring her beautiful heart on her journey.

Born July 24, 1931 at Level Corners, Ruth was the daughter of the late Harry W. and Lillian P. Smith Stewart.

Ruth was formerly of Jersey Shore and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Jersey Shore. She worked as a Nurses Aid at Susque View for 24 years and retired in 1993. Ruth enjoyed watching Penn State Football and was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan. She loved Home Gardening, growing roses, sewing, cooking and baking apple pies. She drove school bus for the Jersey Shore School District for 5 years.

Ruth is survived by long time companion Charles Swinehart of Camp Hill, PA; three sons; Donald L Rauch (Frieda) of Loganton, Gary F. Rauch of Jersey Shore, Dennis H. Rauch (Lori) of Rauchtown; a daughter; Deborah L. Meixel (Danny) of Jersey Shore and by six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

She is predeceased by a son Barry Rauch July 1993, by a brother John and by two sisters Helen Hamilton and Marian Gordner.

In Ruth’s memory, memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church 1407 Allegheny St. Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Ruth’s Life Celebration on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 6-8PM and on Wednesday, March 25, from 10-11AM at the Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. 1002 Allegheny St. Jersey Shore. Funeral services will follow on Wednesday at 11AM at the funeral home with Rev. Helen M. Learn officiating. Interment will follow at the Jersey Shore Cemetery.

 

Posted: March 23, 2015

Robert E. Banfill

Robert E. Banfill, Sr., 84, of Chatham Village, McElhattan, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing.

Born in Lock Haven on May 14, 1930 he was the son of the late John and Pauline Lyons Scheid.

Bob was a 1948 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

He was married to the love of his life, the former Patricia A. McCoy for 52 years before her passing.

Bob managed the Paint Department at Piper Aircraft for more than 40 years. After their closing he was employed by Lock Haven Airplane Company until his retirement.
He had a passion for flying and airplanes as well as buying, selling, and trading cars.
Bob also enjoyed working in his workshop, especially building birdhouses.
He took great pride in taking care of his home.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas (Nancy) Banfill of Lock Haven and Robert E. (Josephine) Banfill, Jr. of York; a daughter, Judy (Doug) Moore of Lock Haven; 5 grandchildren: Sean (Amy) Banfill, Brooke (Brett) Kleckner, Ashley (Chris) Langley; Mark Banfill, and Laurel (Matt) Coxford; and three great grandchildren: Avery and Jack Banfill and Lewis Langley.
In addition to his wife, Patricia, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Nicholas Pinelli.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Piper Museum, 1 Piper Way, Lock Haven, PA 17745 or through the funeral home.

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

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

 

Posted: March 23, 2015



Lionel Soerensen Seitzer

Lionel S. Seitzer, 81, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Williamsport and Fairfax, Va., passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at his home. He was married 48 years to the former Elizabeth L. Cahn, who passed away in 2001.

Born Feb. 18, 1934, in Williamsport, he was a son of Samuel and Elizabeth Seitzer.

Lionel graduated from Williamsport High School Class of 1952. He went into the Army after graduating. He was accepted to be a member of the Military Police. After serving in the army, he used his GI Bill and received his bachelor of science degree at Lycoming College in Williamsport. He was always grateful for that opportunity.

He started his teaching career in Williamsport. He applied for an internship as a teacher for the Arlington County Public School System of Virginia. He was accepted and that opportunity began his career. He was promoted to principal in a short period of time and was the youngest principal in the county. He was constantly improving himself and received a master’s degree at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. He went on to receive his doctorate degree in education. He retired after a successful tenure at Jamestown Elementary. He was loved by his students and co-workers.

Surviving are his two daughters, Judith L. Kilbane and her husband Brian, of Apollo Beach, Fla., and Tevis M. McKinstry and her husband Brett, of Fort Myers, Fla.; five grandchildren, Laura, Travis, Darrell, Reid and Brynn; and four great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Gavin, Malcolm and Gabrielle. He was the youngest of the family. In addition to his wife Elizabeth, he was predeceased by his parents and seven brothers and sisters.

A funeral service to honor the life of Lionel will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. Burial will follow in Jersey Shore Cemetery. A viewing will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.
Knight Confer Funeral Home
1914 Memorial Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-323-7717
www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 23, 2015

Tonya Renee Krape

Tonya Renee Krape, 32, of E. Bald Eagle St., Lock Haven, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center.

She was born in Lock Haven on April 27, 1982.

Surviving is her son, Cameron Ruben Rodriguez; her Mother, Winna Andrus Poorman of Lock Haven; her Grandmother, Shirley Andrus of Lock Haven; a sister, Ashley (Ryan) Neece of Jersey Shore; four brothers: Thomas Krape, Matthew and Michael Dennison, and Shawn Poorman, all of Lock Haven; three nieces and nephews: Hunter and Rayn Neece and Maxwell Wexler; cousins: Matt Kent, and Scott and Brad Andrus; and numerous uncles and aunts.
Tonya was preceded in death by her Grandfather, Donald Andrus who passed away 25 years ago.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with the Rev. Alan S. Eckenroad officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.

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

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

 

Posted: March 23, 2015

John A. Burkholder, Jr.

John A. Burkholder, Jr., 89, of Williamsport passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at Manor Care North.

He was born November 29, 1925 in Williamsport, the son of John A., Sr. and Ruby V. (Hanner) Burkholder.

He was a 1943 graduate of Williamsport High School and a graduate of the former Williamsport Technical Institute.

John was the husband of the former Ruth M. Armstrong with whom he shared 66 years of marriage.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during WWII and had received the Purple Heart.

John was a life member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, and a life member of Loyalsock Volunteer Fire Company.

He retired in 1988 from AVCO after 39 years of service, and in 2006 from Becht School where he worked as a cafeteria and playground supervisor. More recently he had worked as a crossing guard for St. John Neumann Regional Academy.

John was a skilled woodworker and scroll saw craftsman.

He is survived by his wife Ruth, two sons, John A. Burkholder, III of Williamsport and James A. (Martha) Burkholder of Bradenton, FL; two daughters, Carol A. LaBorie of Ithaca, NY and Amy E. (Marc Williams) Burkholder of Lopez; and three grandchildren, Vicki Smith, Jaron Williams, Jacob Williams.

John was predeceased by a grandson Justin A. Burkholder and a sister Jean Paternostro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

John’s Life Celebration memorial service will be held at 2PM Saturday, April 4, 2015 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 142 Market St., Williamsport with Rev. Kenneth R. Elkin officiating, in conjunction with a memorial service for his grandson, Justin.

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

 

Posted: March 23, 2015



Arnold Majerle

Arnold Majerle, 88 of Williamsport, formerly of E. Winter Rd., Loganton, died on Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2015 at Manor Care North.

He was Feb.24, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY. the son of Frank and Margaret Fugina Majerle. He served his country in the US Army during WWII.

Services will be private.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: March 20, 2015

Thomas H. Koch

Thomas H. Koch, 63, of Fairfield Twp., died at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center on March 19, 2015.  He was born May 18, 1951 in Danville, the son of Howard and Dorothy Fry Koch.

He had worked for Andritz in Muncy, was a manager of central supply in the Williamsport Hospital, and had worked at Leitz Tooling in Williamsport.  He was a Vietnam veteran having served in the U.S. Army.  He was a member of Bower Decker American Legion Post #251, Fairfield United Methodist Church and served as a trustee, Keystone Sportsman Association and was treasurer, was a youth trap shooting coach, and was a life member of the Moose, NRA, and North American Hunting Club.

Preceding him were his parents, and a sister, Denna Morningstar.

Surviving are his wife of 20 years, the former, Mary A. Sanders Brown; children, Tanya A. (William) Snyder of Milton and Mathew T. Koch ofMontgomery; stepchildren, Andrew P. Brown of Montoursville, Diane M. (Ronald) Balutis of Missouri, Sandra M. (Michael) Fry of Odessa, TX, and Julie K. (James) Savage of Hughesville, and grandchildren, Samantha, Christopher, Connor, Casey, Dustin, Tabitha, Benjamin, Alexandria, Arizona, Asiah, James, Jacie, Paris, Thomas, Connor, and Jace.

A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 25 at Fairfield United Methodist Church, Fairfield Church Road, Montoursville with Rev. David W. Trostle officiating.  Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park.  Military honors will be accorded by the Korean War Veterans Honor Guard of Lycoming County.  Friends will be received from 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 24 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street, Montoursville.

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

 

Posted: March 23, 2015

Patricia A. “Patty” (Stuart) Rolley

Patricia A. “Patty” (Stuart) Rolley, 67, of Williamsport, died on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Patty was married on June 14, 1969 to Steven L. “Steve” Rolley, who survives, and they have celebrated 45 years as husband and wife.

She was born on September 24, 1947 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Nathan W. and Jean O. (Otto) Stuart.

She had graduated from Penn Hall Prep School, Chambersburg in 1966 and then attended Vernon Court Junior College, Newport, Rhode Island.  Patty was a dedicated homemaker and mother as well as babysitting for others.  She was raised Episcopalian and had attended St. Boniface Church with her family.  She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and Faxon Bowling League.  She absolutely loved the outdoors and nature.  To Patty, everything centered on her family and everyone else.  The one word that describes her best is “selflessness”.

In addition to her husband Steve, she is survived by one son and daughter-in-law; Christopher S. “Chris” and Tara Rolley of New York, one daughter and son-in-law; Laura M. and Brian Osenbach of Williamsport, two granddaughters; Alexis M. and Alana J. Osenbach, one brother; Charles B. Stuart of Linden and two sisters; Mary Louise Ewing of Bloomington, IN and Janice Kachoogian of Brick, NJ.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law; Wayne V. Rolley and George Ewing.

There will be a public viewing 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, where the funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend Ken Wagner-Pizza officiating.  Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA, 17821.

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

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Posted: March 23, 2015



Ralph A. Wease

Ralph A. Wease, 85, of Montoursville, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 7, 1929, in Williamsport, the son of Albert E. and Ethel (Koons) Wease.
Ralph was the husband of the late Catherine D. (Dugan) Wease with whom he shared 46 years of marriage prior to her passing in 1999.

He was Lutheran and attended St. Mark’s prior to moving to Chicago.

Ralph graduated from Williamsport High School in 1947 and was a member of the National Honor Society. He played tackle on the last undefeated Williamsport High School football team in 1945. Upon graduation, Ralph attended Lycoming College where he also played football.

Ralph moved to Boston and later New Hampshire in 1949 to work for his brother-in-law, Edgar Audet. Drafted into the Army, Ralph was a member of the 101st Airborne Division, and was stationed in Japan during the Korean War. While in Japan, Ralph took advantage of exploring the Japanese country and culture. He climbed to the top of Mt. Fuji during his stay.

Ralph’s career spanned several companies. He was the Executive Vice-President, later President of the Credit Bureau of Williamsport for 27 years. He received numerous industry-related awards, including the International Leadership Award by the Associated Credit Bureaus. In 1975, he was inducted into the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels by the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s governor, Wendell Ford. In 1980, Ralph moved to Chicago and became Director of Systems Management with John Mock & Associates. Leaving in 1984, he moved to Washington, Pa., to assume the position of Credit Manager at the Washington Hospital. He and Catherine returned to Williamsport in 1989 and Ralph spent the last 10 years of his professional life as a Realtor, retiring at age 75.

Ralph was always active. He hand built his two-car garage, remodeled rooms in his house, and built a deck at age 75. An avid Penn State football fan, Ralph had season tickets for 37 years, continuing to attend games through last season. He attended numerous road games in CA, FL, WI, MN, IL, WV, MD, and NJ. He enjoyed skiing in his younger days at slopes in PA, VT and CO. Ralph bowled in the Professional Mens League for nearly 30 years. A special vacation spot included Florida and the Keys, where he and his son fished and relaxed nearly every year for the past 15 years. He always enjoyed visiting his old high school friend, Jack Simpson and wife Diane, whenever in Ft. Lauderdale.

Ralph was active in Boy Scouts as a committee member and board chairman for Troop 38 at Church of Saint Ann. Ralph was an avid gardener and always received compliments on the beautiful plants he raised each year. He loved all dogs, especially the Bassett Hounds he had over the years. He will be missed by all that enjoyed his story telling, jokes, and above all his love for others.
 
He is survived by his children, Kurt R. Wease, of Montoursville and Erin J. Wease, of State College.

Ralph was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy M. Busler.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or donate on line at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or to the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or Lycoming College Lifeline Aid Program.

Ralph’s Life Celebration service will begin with a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd, "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, at the funeral home with the Rev. Ken Weiss officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

 

Posted: March 19, 2015

Carl F. Parker, Jr.

Carl F. Parker, Jr., 51, of Williamsport, died Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born September 11, 1963 in Williamsport, he was a son of Carl F., Sr. and the late Ida May Gamble.

Carl was employed by Harrison Meat Packing. He was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Carl enjoyed collecting Dale Earnhardt memorabilia, hog scraping, camping, playing video games and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his father are his wife of 32 years, Beverly (Foulkrod) Parker; five children, Joshua F. Parker (Christina), Carla E. Ashton, Kansas M. Parker, Casey A. Brewer (Nathan) and Joshua P. Signor, all of Williamsport; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Rose Banzhaf, Beatrice Applegate, and Tabitha Kuhns; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to honor Carl will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, with Pastor Theodore C. Van Schoick, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to assist the family with final expenses, C/O Casey Brewer, 606 Third Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 20, 2015

Marcia M. Emick

Marcia M. Emick, 94, 0f Hillsgrove, passed away surrounded by her family, March 19, 2015. She was born in Hillsgrove, a daughter of Francis and Marie Brey Rinker.

Marcia was a member of the Hillsgrove United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, knitting, and reading, but the biggest joy of her life was her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Henry W. Emick and four brothers, Gordon, John LaRue, Raymond, and Arthur Rinker.

Marcia is survived by her sons, Francis W. (Dianne) of Binghamton, NY, Larry A. (Sharon) of Hillsgrove, and Kenneth R. (Diane) of Montoursville; daughters, Joyce A. (Raymond) Murphy of Proctor and Carole M. (Joseph) Cardone of Montoursville; brothers, Maynard (Jean) Rinker of Mass., Donald (Helen) Rinker of Fla., Kenneth (Amy) Rinker of Montoursville and LaVerne (Janice) Rinker of Hillsgrove; sister, Ethel Hiller of Hillsgrove; thirteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the Hillsgrove United Methodist Church, Norton Rd., Hillsgrove with the Rev. Linda J. Renninger officiating. Interment will follow in Hillsgrove Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Food Bank, c/o Mr. and Mrs. Dauls, 128 Trout Run Lane, Dushore, PA 18614.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: March 20, 2015



Edward J. Shuhler

Edward J. Shuhler, 69, of Jersey Shore, died at Knapper Clinic, Danville. Ed’s heroic battle against leukemia ended on March 16, 2015, when our merciful Lord said "Enough, come home my son." Ed was a guiet man with a gentle spirit who loved the valley, surrounded by good neighbors. A man who was content to never leave home, happiest on his mountain hunting. Ed didn’t need "stuff," his family, farm and grandchildren were his treasures.

He was born in Jersey Shore on Feb. 14, 1946, the son of Charles and Frances Winter Shuhler. Ed was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bastress. He farmed his whole life and raised beef cattle. He was employed by the former Tetley Tea Co for 35 years as a mechanic prior to there closing. He retired from Williamsport Wire Rope Co. in 2012. Ed was a member of the V.F.W. Post 7863 DuBoistown, the National Rifle Association and the Sly Fox Hunting Club.

He is survived by his wife, the former Gail Zarzyczny Kuzio Shuhler. Ed and Gail would have celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary on May 21, 2015. He is survived by his son, Randy (Joan) Kuzio, of Colorado (on loan from Randy’s father Ed Kuzio) and three grandchildren, Skyler, Jack and Elyse Kuzio, of Colorado. He is also survived by two brothers, Robert Dougherty, of Nisbet and Tom (Ida) Eck, of Oval; three sisters, Irene (Tom) Coolidge, of South Williamsport, Jane Shuhler and Helen (Steve) Noon, of Oval; nephews, Ed Coolidge, of South Williamsport and Andy Coolidge, of Alabama; and a goddaughter, Kris Root O’Neil, of Massechusetts.

Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 5973 Jacks Hollow Road, Williamsport. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Nurses and Tech Program at Knapper Clinic, 100 N. Acadamy Ave., Danville, PA 17822 or to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jacks Hollow Road, Williamsport.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 19, 2015

Luigi Casale

Luigi Casale, a resident of Linden, died March 16, 2015.

Luigi was born in Cervinara, Italy, on Nov. 1, 1942, a son of Pasquale and Angela Cioffi Casale.

Lou was production scheduler for the former Anchor/Darling Valve for 20 years prior to his retirement in 1995.

He was a member of St. Luke’s Church, The Lycoming County Wood Carvers, and a former member of The Sons of Italy Lodge 2783, Antler County Club, Jersey Shore Moose and the Williamsport Management Club. Lou was a volunteer for the American Red Cross, the Williamsport Learning Center, and Dale Carnegie Training Leadership Program, where he was first a student then served as a graduate assistant.

Lou was a 1963 graduate of Williamsport High School and a 2001 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology.

He enjoyed music, bowling, gardening, landscaping and walking. His greatest joy in his life was his family. He enjoyed spending time with his wife Nancy, his children and especially with his grandchildren.

He and his wife, the former Nancy J. Shaffer would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 22, 2015.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Louis, of Stafford, Va., Jeff, of York, John, of Williamsport; four grandchildren, Erin, Carissa, Nikolas and Tyler; a sister, Maddalena Paukish, of South Williamsport; and brothers, Lucia and Giuseppe, of Cervinara, Italy.

The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday March 20, 2015 followed by burial at Montoursville Cemetery

 

Posted: March 19, 2015

Virginia E. “Ging” Berkebile

Virginia E. “Ging” Berkebile, 81, of Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Manor Care Health Services, North.  She was born January 11, 1934 in Altoona, PA a daughter of James A. and Erma T. Dilling Berkebile.

Ging had worked for Bon Ton in Altoona and was a member of Mill Creek United Methodist Church.  She was an avid reader, was a movie fan and card player, enjoyed ceramics, and was a good friend and best aunt.

She was predeceased by her parents and by her brothers, Robert Dilling and James Berkebile.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Rhodes of Montoursville; nieces and nephews, Donna Rhodes (John) Kline, Debbie Rhodes Judy, James (Michael) Berkebile, David (Minke) Berkebile, Bonnie Koehle and Robert Dilling; seven great nieces and nephews; several great-great nieces and nephews and many close friends.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Marie E. Lewis officiating.  Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.  Friends will be received Saturday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Mill Creek United Methodist Church, 2255 Warrensville, Rd. Montoursville, PA 17754.

 

Posted: March 19, 2015



Betty Jane Confer Lyons

Betty Jane Confer Lyons, 90, a resident of Susque View Home passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born in Howard on August 11, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Lloyd W. and Mary M Uhl Bechdel.

Betty was a 1942 graduate of Howard High School.

She was united in marriage to Daniel D. Confer who preceded her in death on May 3, 1960.
In her early years Betty was employed by Piper Aircraft, Bobbie Brooks, and the Lock Haven Hospital. She then worked as a Lab Technician for American Color and Chemical until their closing. Betty was then employed by Wise Chiropractic until her retirement.
She was a member of the Laurel Run United Methodist Church.

Betty loved her cats but most of all she cherished the time she spent with her family.
Surviving are three children: Harriet C. Lyons (Alan R.) Edwards of Mill Hall, Cathy V. (Roger) Prowant of DuBoistown; and Glenda K. Lyons of Lock Haven; a daughter-in-law, Mary L. Confer of Red Lion; five grandchildren: Michael D. Confer, Brion (Jennifer) Morris, Brenda (Michael) Freezer, Carla J. Rickard (Travis Gibbon), and Eric M. (Mary) Huggins; nine great-grandchildren: Cicly and Sofie Confer, Jake and Benjamin Moms, Sarah and Hannah Freezer, Anthony and Demetries Tomasic, and Emerson C. Gibbon.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary L. Confer, Sr.; two grandsons, Gary L. “Hoss” Confer, Jr. and Anthony G. “Tony” Tomasic, Jr.; six sisters: Erma Bechdel, Edna Etters, Relda Strouse, Mildred Gorham, Florence Strouse, and Viola Phillips; and a brother, Harry Bechdel.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with the Rev. Bruce Wallace officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Laurel Run United Methodist Church or the Clinton County S.P.C.A. through the funeral home.

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

570-322-3466

 

Posted: March 17, 2015

Doris Mae (Ringer) Morrow

Doris Mae (Ringer) Morrow, 86, of Williamsport died Monday, March 16, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born July 13, 1928 in New Castle, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Mary Devine Ringer.

Doris was a 1946 graduate of New Castle High School.

She was employed by Bell Telephone of PA and was a teacher’s aide for the Williamsport School District for 13 years.

Doris was a member of First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the choir. She was a life member of PASR and the Lycoming County PASR. Doris enjoyed square dancing and music and she sang with a local women’s choir.

Doris is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dr. Elmer C. Morrow, children, Jana (Keith) Carson of Jersey Shore, Kathy Ott of Williamsport, Steven (Stephanie) of Lititz, eight grandchildren, three step grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one step great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, one brother, a grandson Andrew Carson, and a daughter-in-law Karen Brobst Morrow.

A funeral service to honor the life of Doris will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 604 Market Street, Williamsport with Pastor DG Giordano, officiating. There will be a viewing at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Music Endowment.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.
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Posted: March 17, 2015

Carl E. Hughes Sr.

Carl E. Hughes Sr., 84, of Trout Run, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit, Coudersport.

Surviving is his wife, Evelyn Hughes, with whom he would have celebrated 64 years of marriage in August.

Born March 25, 1930, in Trout Run, he was a son of Earl and Velda (Bonnell) Hughes.

Carl was a U.S Army veteran serving during the Korean War. Following his service time he worked with the Food and Cover Corp. for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. After his retirement he was the road master for Cogan House Township for several years. Carl enjoyed gardening, cutting wood, hunting and fishing.

Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, Earl L. (Marlene) and Carl E. (Deborah), both of Trout Run; a daughter, Carlene F. (Theron) Hendershot, of Shinglehouse; sisters, Mary Wilson, of Williamsport, Dora Coursey, of Wilmington, Del., and Lois Hughes, of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Robert "Cy" Hughes, of Trout Run; grandchildren, Stephen Hughes, Charity Neupher, Andrew Hughes, Sabrina Perkins, Natalie Seely, and Joshua Hendershot; and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, George Hughes and two sisters, Ethel Collister and Betty Vollman.

A funeral service to honor the life of Carl will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 20 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. Thomas Isaacson officiating. Burial will follow in Summit Cemetery, Whitepine. A visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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Posted: March 18, 2015



Thelma R. “Dot” Moser

Thelma R. “Dot” Moser, 95, of 1243 High St., Williamsport, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at her residence. She was born February 15, 1920 in Williamsport a daughter of James and Olive O’Donnell O’Brien.

Dot retired from the former Curchoe Markets where she worked in the deli department. She enjoyed spending time with her family, camping and playing cards.

She was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin J. Moser; son, William Reich, grandson, William Reich, Jr. and ten siblings.

She is survived by her children, Donna L. Moser, Nancy R. Moser, Bonnie J. Ulmer and Judy M. (Lou) Springman, all of Williamsport, and Benjamin J. (Lori) Moser of N. Bend, PA; sisters, Dorothy (Harry) Sennett and Betty Horton, both of Williamsport; nine grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday March 20, at the Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville with the Rev. Marie E. Lewis officiating. Entombment will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends will be received on Friday from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

 

Posted: March 17, 2015

Ralph I. “Pete” Smeal Sr.

Ralph I. “Pete” Smeal Sr., 84, of 308 Burke Street, Jersey Shore passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Born October 15, 1930, he was a son to the late William J. and Carrie E. (Houdeshell) Smeal in LeCountes Mills, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judith Smeal; daughter, Debra; two sons, Rodger and Jame; six brothers, Doyle, Willis, James, John, Fredrick, and Paul; and three sisters, Mabel, Caroline, and Ella.

Ralph worked as a coalminer, logger, and a woodsman. He enjoyed watching westerns, WWE wrestling, and watching from a black and white TV. Ralph also loved being with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and enjoyed being outdoors.

Surviving are his five sons, William (Debbie) of Morrisdale, Terry (Kathy) of Hawk Run, Paul (Brenda Hammerly) of Williamsport, Ralph Jr. (Kelly) of Castanea, and Michael (Jennifer) of Lock Haven; seven daughters, Beatrice Daggett (Thomas Gavenda) of New York, Tracy (Rick) Leitch of Dunnstown, Melissa (William) Dale of Lock Haven, Donna Smeal (James Danley) and Tina Bower (Tim Tule), both of Jersey Shore, Wendy (Donald) English and Michelle (Junior) Baer, both of Williamsport; daughter-in-law, Bridgett Chapman-Smeal of Lock Haven; 48 grandchildren; 66 great grandchildren; and three sisters, Mary Ann Condo, Lulabel Schuldroth, and Annabel Turner.

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Avis United Methodist Church, 215 Prospect Ave, Avis, PA 17721. Visitation will be held 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be held in the Linwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ralph’s name may be made to the Avis United Methodist Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore.
www.WelkerFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 17, 2015

Kirk Richard Conrad

Kirk Richard Conrad, 38, of Williamsport, went home to be with God on March 16, 2015 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born December 20, 1976 in Williamsport, he was a son of Carol Pittenger and Terry Conrad. Kirk was the loving husband of Nikki (Barbee) Conrad and would have celebrated 4 years together on July 9.

Kirk worked at Beiters for 10 years. He enjoyed a variety of music, talking to people, travelling, was an avid Steelers fan and loved spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Ethan and Topanga Conrad; a step-child, Jada Grobes; mother Carol (Thomas Neyhart) of Williamsport; a brother, Daniel Pittenger of Williamsport; step-sister, Angela Balzer; grandfather, Thomas Pittenger of Williamsport; a niece and nephew, Kaylee and Caleb Pittenger; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, and grandmother, Emily Margaret Pittenger.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kirk’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Sanders Mortuary
821 Diamond Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

 

Posted: March 17, 2015



Rachel R. Rupert

Rachel R. Rupert, 95, of Hughesville passed away Saturday March 13, 2015 at the Gatehouse.

Rachel was born June 13, 1919, in Muncy a daughter of the late John C. and Jennie E. (Magargle) Vandine. November 15, 1942, she married Harold E. Rupert, who passed away March 21, 1988.

Rachel was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church and graduated from Muncy High School. During her life she had worked at Relda’s, Montgomery Mills and retired from Montgomery Sportswear in 1982 after many years as a seamstress. Through the years Rachel quilted with the girls at the Hughesville Library and the Lutheran Church women in Clarkstown and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Rachel is survived by a son, Lewis Rupert, Hughesville; two daughters, Barb (Dale) Pepper, Pennsdale and Ruth (Bob) Marquardt, Hughesville; three grandchildren, Doug, Todd and Jason; four great-grandchildren, Kerri, Shawn, Carter and Addison; two step-grandchildren, Ranae and Toby; eight step-great-grandchildren, Elainah, Blake, Zack, Sam, Jack, Paul, Rocco and Hunter; and a sister, Arlene (Toots) Barto, Hughesville.

Rachel was preceded in death by five brothers, Bruce, Walter, Charles, Harry and John Jr. Vandine; a sister, Clara Murray and a daughter-in-law, Carol Rupert.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville by Rev. Cinda Brucker. The interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. The family will receive friends in the funeral home Thursday from 9:30 to the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Gatehouse, 1200 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Hughesville Library, 146 S. 5th St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

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

 

Posted: March 16, 2015

June L. Reeder

June L. Reeder, 61, of Williamsport, died Sunday, March 15, 2015 at her home following an extended illness.

Born February 21, 1954 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Maynard, Jr. and Dorothy (Durkee) Thurston. She married Richard E. Reeder and celebrated 12 years together on January 8.

June enjoyed camping and fishing, and was an avid Bingo player.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Todd Hill (Alaina) of Linden; two grandchildren, Georgia Hill and Aaliya Caruso; two sisters, Donna Fera of Pickens, SC and Sandra McQuieg of Lake City, FL; one brother, Louis Thurston of Lebanon, OR; several other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and a special friend and caretaker, Judy Scipp.

She was preceded in death by her father in 1958, mother in 2000, a sister, Patricia Brown in 2001, and a niece, Carol Fisher in 2011.

A memorial service to honor June’s life will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in June’s name may be made to Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 16, 2015

Leona Cecilla Marie P. "Petie" Miller


Leona Cecilla Marie P. "Petie" Miller, 95, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at the Williamsport Home. Petie was the daughter of the late John E. and Hildegarde (Johnson) Peterson, of Arnot. She was the wife of Dr. Max C. Miller and together, with community support, founded the School of Hope which became Hope Enterprises to which she served as a life board member.

Petie was a 1936 graduate of Williamsport Area High School and a member of the 1941 Class of the Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing. She also served as the past president of Lycoming County Medical Alliance and as a volunteer at St. Anthony’s Center for many years. Petie was a staunch member of the former Swedish Salem Lutheran Church which eventually merged with Church of the Savior Lutheran.

In addition to her parents and husband, Petie was preceded in death by her daughter, Marylynn in 2010; her brothers, Paul, Harold, Arnold, Ralph, Earl and Gordon; and sisters, Dorothy, Dolly and Nina.

Surviving are two sons, Erik (Anne), of Elmira, N.Y., and Max (Lori), of Tonawanda, N.Y., and grandchildren, Elizabeth (Caleb) Woolever, of Montoursville, Michael, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Joshua and Savannah, of Tonawanda, N.Y.

At Petie’s request there will be no calling hours. Interment will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Mrs. Miller requested that those who wish to make a donation in remembrance consider Hope Enterprises, 2401 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Williamsport.

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Williamsport, PA 17701
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Posted: March 16, 2015



Susan A. Shaner

Susan A. Shaner, 48, of Williamsport passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

Born June 30, 1966 in Brockport, NY she was a daughter of Gladys E. Minier of Lock Haven.
In addition to her mother she is survived by her fiancé Scott O. Duck, daughters, Kayla and Jenna Hively, a sister Stephanie Lancaster, and grandsons Kaiden, Brennen, and Ryan.
She was preceded in death by her son Matthew T. Shaner.

In keeping with Susan’s wishes there will be no visitation. A graveside service to honor the life of Susan will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Picture Rocks Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Susan’s wishes were that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.
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Posted: March 16, 2015

Shirley M. (Snyder) Kute

Shirley M. (Snyder) Kute, 86, of Watsontown, died Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Watsontown Health & Rehab Center.

The funeral will be held  at 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 23, 2015 at The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street, Milton, PA 17847.  Immediately following the funeral, a public viewing will take place until 6:00 p.m..  Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Williamstown, PA at the convenience of the family.  Send Condolences at BestLifeTributes.com

 

Posted: March 16, 2015

Richard A. Mahon

Richard A. Mahon, 83, of Unityville died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at his home.

Richard was born October 23, 1932 in Rochester, NY a son of the late Stanley and Helen (Allen) Mahon. November 26, 1988, he married Barbara Ann Book, who survives.

Richard was a member of St. Basil’s Catholic Church, Dushore, and earlier in life was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Gorham, NY. He was a machinist his whole life in Victor, NY and at Girton Manufacturing in Millville. He enjoyed spending time with his family as well as on the open road riding his Harley Davidson.

In addition to his wife of 26 years, Richard is survived by a step-son, James R. (Diana) Cheunes, Paxinos; step-daughter, Briana D. (James) Zartman, Pennsdale and two step-grandchildren, Chase Everett and Madeline Alexandria Zartman.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville by Rev. Richard Rojas. The interment will be in the Franklin-Bethel (Stone Heap) Cemetery, Unityville. Friends may call in the funeral home, Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m.

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

 

Posted: March 16, 2015



Paul M. Turner

Paul M. Turner, 83, of Williamsport died Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Manor Care Health Services.

Born February 19, 1932 in Montoursville, he was a son of the late Louis and Bessie Conrad Turner.

Paul graduated from Montoursville High School in 1951. He served in the U.S Army during the Korean War. Paul retired from the Office of Aging after many years of employment. He was a member of American Legion Post 1, and he enjoyed camping.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years Phyllis E. (Raymond) Turner, children, Carl Turner, Steven Turner, and Linda Carstetter all of Williamsport, Barbara (James III) Ratcliffe of Salsbury, MD, a sister, Thelma Weaver of Montoursville, a brother Dale of Williamsport, grandchildren, Kevin Carstetter, James (Leighann) Ratcliffe IV, Brittany Ratcliffe, Tiffany Manning, and great grandchildren, Arial Ratcliffe, Cassidy Ratcliffe, Tyler Ratcliffe and David Manning IV.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Martin, Howard and Earl.

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

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.
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Posted: March 13, 2015

Jean G. Deming

Jean G. Deming, 93, resident of the Meadows Assisted Living in Montoursville, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at The Gatehouse Hospice.

Jean was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Grove W. Deming Jr., in 1992.

Born Sept. 27, 1921 in Copan, OK, Jean was the daughter of Glenn D. and Harriet Rathjen Gunn. She was predeceased by a brother, Glenn Gunn Jr.

Jean graduated from Ottawa High School, Ottawa, Kansas in 1939 and worked for Hall Brothers in Kansas City, MO. She lived in Marblehead, MA before moving to Williamsport in 1957.

Jean was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and friend. She was affectionately called “Gram” by all her family. An avid reader, Jean also enjoyed crafts, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Jean was a long time member of New Covenant United Church of Christ, Williamsport.

Surviving are her children, Grove W. (Lyn) Deming III of Gibsonia; Elizabeth (Michael) Loser of York, Priscilla (Terry Glidden) Deming of Manteo, NC and Barbara (Robert) Reeder of Williamsport; grandchildren, Christopher Loser, Bethany (Karl) Fisher, Matthew Deming, Maura Deming, Tyler (Katie) Reeder and Travis Reeder; and great-grandchildren, Landon Loser, Sabra and Jude Fisher.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, at her church, 202 East Third St., with Rev. Dr. Karin Stork-Whitson officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:15 to 2:00 p.m.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to the New Covenant United Church of Christ Memorial Fund.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 13, 2015

Joan B. Nau

Joan B. Nau, 80, of 918 Cherry St., Montoursville, passed away Saturday March 14, 2015 at the Loyalsock Creek Rehab and Nursing Center. She was born October 18, 1934 in Chicago a daughter of Frank M. and Myrtle Rogers Blitch.

Joan had worked for John Savoy and Sons and in later years assisted at Elery W. Nau Hardware and Electric. She was a member of Church of Our Saviour in Montoursville and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Joan was predeceased by her parents; husband Elery W. Nau, step daughter, Patricia A. Oechler, sister, Carol and brother, Donald.

She is survived by her sons, Michael (Miriam) Logue of Duboistown, Patrick (Karen) Logue of Hanover and Richard (Bonnie) Logue of Dillsburg; step sons, Thomas A. Nau of Muncy and Gary E. (Colleen) Oechler of Montoursville; sister, Shirley Wettlaufer of VA; sixteen grandchildren, Scott, Evette, Joe, Tom, Mitch, Ryan, Sean, Lisa, Shane, Tommy, Kristen, Jeff, Teresa, Lindsay, Amanda and Nicole; twelve great grandchildren and a great-great grandson.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Steven E. Halstead officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received Thursday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: March 16, 2015



Donald Joseph Kinley

Donald Joseph Kinley of Mill Hall fell asleep in death on March 10, 2015.

Don was born in Lock Haven on October 1, 1948. He was the son of the late Richard L. Kinley and Mildred Buries Kinley.

He was united in marriage in September 1973 to Barbara Herbert Kinley. They shared over 41 years of marriage.

After graduating from Lock Haven High School in 1967, he entered the Marine Corps where he served a tour of duty in Vietnam from 1968-69. He was also assigned an escort detail.
He graduated from Lock Haven University in December 1978.

He retired from Corning Glass of State College after 32 years of service. He was named Distinguished Associate in 1998.

He was associated with the local Jehovah’s Witness Congregation of Mill Hall.
Don loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He and Barb traveled extensively. They also enjoyed bicycling, walking and spending time at the beach.

Don was a warm-hearted, generous man who was always willing to lend a “helping hand.” He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

Along with his wife, Barbara, he is survived by his twin brother, David (Sue Ellen) Kinley of Mill Hall, an older brother, Richard L. (Lisa) Kinley of Pittston and four sisters: Georgia Barbus of Williamsport, Loretta (Joe) Worrick of Bellefonte, Kathaleen (James) Walker of Lock Haven, and Christine (Richard) Burd of York, a brother-in-law William Herbert and a sister-in-law Lynn Herbert of Scarborough, Maine, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two younger brothers, Gregory P. Kinley and Jeffery L. Kinley.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. as well as on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Ross Library or the Millbrook Playhouse through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: March 11, 2015

Savannah Louise Terry

Savannah Louise Terry, daughter of Katie L. Wheeland and Logan M. Terry, of Loyalsock Twp., was born Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville and lived for a few hours.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her maternal grandparents, Betty Lou Wheeland of Williamsport and Richard and Dianna Wheeland of Loyalsock Twp.; maternal great-grandparents, Peggy Economu of Williamsport and John and Ruth Wheeland of Loyalsock Twp.; paternal grandparents, Ellen Farnum of Potomac Falls, Va. and Donald and Phyllis Spong of Trout Run; and paternal great-grandparents John and Loretta Terry of Jersey Shore.

A funeral service to honor Savannah will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, at Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church, 1301 Clayton Avenue, with the Rev. Michael Swimley officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers. Contributions may be made to Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church, 1301 Clayton Ave., Williamsport or the Janet Weiss Children’s Hospital, Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville 17822.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 12, 2015

Danielle R. Parlante

Danielle R. Parlante, 48, of 1217 Race St., died unexpectedly Friday, March 6, 2015 at her home.

Danielle graduated in 1983 from Loyalsock High School and in 1991 from the Danville School of Nursing with a Licensed Practical Nursing degree. She had worked at various nursing homes and was very active with her church group, Hope Community Church, providing support and friendship to everyone she crossed paths with. Her greatest pleasure, and the love of her life, was caring for her guardian son, Jaiden. Nurturing him, attending all of his baseball, basketball and football games and being active daily with his education and anything else needed to raise a wonderful son.

Born, May 17, 1966 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of Charles and Rebecca Whitehill Browne.

Surviving are her guardian son, Jaiden M. Cioffi; his guardian father Steve Parlante; her father Charles Browne of Elkton, Maryland, her mother and step-father, Rebecca and Edward Steinhilper; a sister Heather Cioffi; a niece, Jordan Cioffi; and a step-sister and brother, Judy and John Steinhilper, all of Williamsport. She is also survived by many other aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Memorial service to celebrate Danielle’s life will be held at a later date.

The family will provide the flowers. Contributions may be made to Academic Angels, St. John Neumann Regional Academy, Development Office, 901 Penn Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: March 12, 2015



Stephen Allen “Stevie” Stein

Stephen Allen “Stevie” Stein, 61, of Market Street, Muncy, passed into the arms of the Lord surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Susquehanna Health Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Muncy.

Born February 12, 1954 in Kodiak, Alaska, he was the son of Vincent R. and Carol E. (Rook) Stein with whom he resided.

Stevie had attended Hope Enterprises, Williamsport for 41 years. He was a mild mannered child and anyone who knew him, loved him.

Surviving besides his parents are two sisters: Judy A. Fitzpatrick of Ocean View, NJ and Brenda L. Booth of Sonestown; a brother, Harry A. Stein and his wife Linda, of Ocean City, NJ; and a brother-in-law, Ed Breneisen of Muncy.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Cindy J. Breneisen.

Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 PM Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Grenoble Funeral Home, 121 South Main Street, Muncy where a memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Robert W. Rice of Muncy Baptist Church, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Stevie’s memory be made to Hope Enterprises, 1536 Catherine Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 or at www.hopeability.org

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

 

Posted: March 11, 2015

Faith G. Vogt

Faith G. Vogt, 98, formerly of Allenwood and Montoursville, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Home, where she had been admitted in January.

Born December 19, 1916 in Morristown, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Vath) Zabriskie. She was married to Harry H. Vogt, until his passing, March 25, 1989.

She was a member of New Life Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

Faith and her husband owned and operated a beauty shop in Morristown, New Jersey for many years before retiring and moving to Pennsylvania.

She enjoyed traveling and gardening; as well as feeding and watching the birds at her home.

Faith is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Faith was preceded in death by three brothers: Robert, Farron, and Burton Zabriskie; and four sisters: Naomi Wright, Lilian Korn, Cornelia Dennis, and Betty Vassar.

Services will be held Saturday, February 28 at 11:00 AM at New Life Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 1500 Hidden Valley Drive, Montoursville, with her pastor, Paul Browne, officiating. Burial will follow at Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.C., Watsontown. www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 11, 2015

Mary A. J. (Schreffler) Kissinger

Mary A. J. (Schreffler) Kissinger, 97, formerly of Cogan Station, died Sunday March 8, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born June 26, 1917 in Elizabethville, she was a daughter of the late Jay and Susan Lohr Schreffler.

Mary was a member of Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church and Lycova Grange #2006. She enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by her children, Harvey N. (Susie) of Silver Spring, MD, Donald L. (Regina) of Latham, NY, Dennis E. of Aptos, CA, siblings Dean Schreffler of Muncy, Phyllis Hilldale of Montoursville, 11 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Marlin J. Kissinger, a son Leland J. Kissinger, a sister Daisy Yeagle and three brothers Mark “Pete”, Melvin and Nevin Schreffler.

A funeral service to honor the life of Mary will be held Friday, March 20th at 12:00 p.m. at Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church, 656 West Creek Road, Cogan Statin, PA 17728, with Rev. Jerry Fourroux, officiating. There will be a visitation from 11:00 to 12:00 at the church.

A second service will be held Friday March 20th at 5:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Cross Road, Lykens, PA 17048 with Rev. Jeffrey A. Wagner, officiating. There will be a visitation from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the church.

Interment will be in St. Peter’s U.C.C. Cemetery, Lykens, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church, 656 West Creek Road, P.O. Box 310, Cogan Station, PA 17728.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 11, 2015



Kenneth D. Poust Jr.

Kenneth D. Poust Jr., 87, of Hughesville, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at his home.

Born July 28, 1927 in Muncy, He was a son of the late Kenneth D. Sr. and Elizabeth Springer Poust. His wife of 30 years, the former Elizabeth M. “Libby” Little, preceded him in death on July 25, 1981.

Kenny was an honor student graduate of Hughesville High School, Class of 1945. He received his BS degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Following his military service, Kenny returned home to operate the family business, the former Poust Pharmacy, until his retirement in 1980.

Kenny was a life member of the American Legion Post 35, Hughesville, the NRA and the Keystone Sportsman Association. He was very active in state and local politics, serving as past chairman of the Democratic Executive Board. Kenney loved the outdoors, especially archery and trap shooting, and held the title of State Champion Archer and State Champion Trap Shooter. He served as past president of the East Lycoming Archery Club, past president of Lycoming County Beagle Club and past president of Genesee Trail Game Club. He was also a member of the Eagles Mere Country Club, the Valley Gun and Country Club, and served as chairman of the Wolf Township Planning Commission.

Throughout his life, Kenny would often share encouraging words of wisdom with his friends and family. One of his most notable says included, “you are born with two eyes and two ears, use them both before you use your mouth.”

Surviving are a nephew, Rudy (Phyllis) Stackhouse of Spring Mills; his “livestock”, Parker and Blackie (his loving cats); a dear friend, Robert Rabb; Kenny was also a loving friend and father figure to Chip (Denise) Amer, Eric Amer, and Stacy (Daniel Davis) Amer; and a grandfather to Hunter and McKenna Amer, and Benjamin Kenneth, Amaya, and Annabelle Elizabeth Davis.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, March 13, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with Rev. GayAnn Gearhart officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, with graveside military honors accorded by combined veterans organizations. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Libby Poust Honor Society Award, ELSD, C/O Dave Maciejewski, 349 Cemetery St. Hughesville, PA 17737 or Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis Inc. at www.pacfi.org

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

 

Posted: March 10, 2015

Robert E. Reber Sr.

Robert E. Reber Sr., 75, of Jersey Shore, passed away Monday, March 9, 2015 at his home.

Born December 18, 1939 in Williamsport, he was a son to the late Paul Reber and the former Christine Curchoe.

He was preceded in death by his step mother, the former Beatrice Mundrick; half-brother, Leslie Zellers Sr.; half-sister, Audrey Kane; stepbrother, Donald Fields; step sister, Penny Bichelle; and brother in law, Robert Bichelle.

Robert honorably served his country in the United States Navy. He retired from Textron as a tool maker after 21 years of service. Robert was a member of the National Rifle Association and was an avid hunter, fisher, and trapper.

Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years who were married Feb. 19, 1966, Ruth L. (Willits) Reber; sons, Robert E. (Lori) Reber Jr. of Muncy, Stephen C. (Nadine) Willits of Jersey Shore, and Richard E. (Deb) Reber of Antes Fort; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a brother, Phillip (Ruth) Reber Sr. of Balls Mills; and a sister, Evelyn (Max) Cole of Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Susquehanna Hospice at 1100 Grampian Blvd., or the Lycoming County SPCA at 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.
S
ervices will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements entrusted to Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, Jersey Shore.
www.WelkerFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 10, 2015

Shirley I. Hendricks

Shirley I. Hendricks, 83, of Baylor Road, Watsontown, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Watsontown Health and Rehabilitation Center where she had been residing since July 10, 2014.

Born February 23, 1932 in Muncy, she was the daughter of the late Ernest F. and Margaret E. (Westley) Andrews. On March 1, 1951 she married Donald R. Hendricks and they celebrated 63 years of marriage until his death March 26, 2014.

Shirley was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, shopping with her daughter and granddaughter, doing needle crafts, word-search and crossword puzzles, and watching Penn State Football.

She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Watsontown where she had served on the Consistory, as a Deacon, and was a member of their Women’s Fellowship. She always looked forward to helping make Easter eggs at her church.

Surviving are two children: a daughter, Linda K. Stotler and her husband Dave and a son, Donald R. Hendricks,II and his wife Michelle, all of Watsontown; three grandchildren: Danielle (Stotler) Powers of Landis, NC; Andrew Stotler, of Watsontown and a student at Penn State University; and Sarah Jones of Watsontown; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nina and Richard Erb, Montandon; her sister-in-law, Jeanne Henricks, Lewisburg; her nephews, Steven and Keith Erb, Montandon; and her cousins, Bonnie Owens, Watsontown; Karen Heckman, Muncy; and Sherry Gnoffo, Cogan Station.

Preceding her in death besides her husband and parents were a brother-in-law, Lewis Hendricks, Jr. and a niece, Barbara Hendricks.

Friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 AM Friday, March 13, 2015 at Brooks Funeral Home, 124 Main Street, Watsontown where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM with Pastor Shawn McNett of Trinity United Church of Christ, Strawberry Ridge, officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Shirley’s memory be made to the Memorial Fund of the Trinity United Church of Christ, 602 Main Street, Watsontown, PA 17777.

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

 

Posted: March 11, 2015



Louise S. Banks

Louise S. Banks, 96 of Canandaigua, NY and formerly of Williamsport passed away, Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the MM Ewing Continuing Care Center.

She was born May 5, 1918 in Savannah, GA as Emma Louise Smith, the only child of James Herbert Smith and Lee Ora (Manes) Smith. Louise had lived in Williamsport for over 60 years with her family.

Louise is predeceased by her husband Harold A. Banks of 64 years who passed in 2005 and a son, Douglas in 2012.

She was a secretary in the library at Lycoming College for many years and had a lifelong love of reading.

Louise is survived by sons, David (Sharon) of Palmyra, NY, Thomas (Carmel) of Delhi, NY; a daughter-in-law Mary Ann (Douglas) of Williamsport; her grandchildren, Melissa of Jersey City, NJ, Andrew and Brian (Brenda) of Corning, NY, Michael, Carol and Christina Banks of Delhi, NY, Dr. Sarah (Eric) Banks of Spring Grove, PA, Ellen (Kenneth) Williams of Williamsport, David of Augusta, GA and Mary (Adron) Dell ‘Osa of Ellenboro, NC and numerous great grandchildren.

Friends may call from 10am-noon Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the First Baptist Church, 420 Elmira St., Williamsport. Services will follow at noon at the church with Rev. Dr. Rob Manzinger officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.

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

 

Posted: March 10, 2015

Evelyn B. Maneval

Evelyn B. Maneval, 99, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the Williamsport Home.

She was born May 5, 1915 in Cogan House Twp., the daughter of Gideon Albert and Emma Jane (Blair) Beck.

Evelyn was the wife of the late Francis H. Maneval with whom she shared 60 years of marriage prior his passing in 1992.

She was a member of the St. Paul Calvary United Methodist Church. Evelyn worked in the Girl Scouts program and the nursery for many years.

She volunteered at the Williamsport Hospital from 1974-2009 with 8750 hours. She was a member of the Arthritis Aqua Aerobics at the YMCA for many years.

Evelyn worked with her husband Francis in Maneval’s Auto Electrical repair shop.

For her 80th birthday she took a hot air balloon ride and her 90th birthday a glider ride and a ride on the Goodyear Blimp along with her daughter Frances.

She is survived by her daughter Frances E. ”Dolly” (Chester) Maneval of Williamsport and two grandchildren, Judy R. (Thomas) Szybist and Jay A. (Mary) Maneval; five great grandchildren, Jane and Jeffrey Szybist, Jacob, Dominic and Luke Maneval.

Evelyn was predeceased by two brothers, James D. and Howard H. (Pete) Beck.

In lieu of flowers family suggests contributions can be made to the Audio Visual Information Technology Committee at the St. Paul Calvary United Methodist Church, 1427 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Relative and friends are invited to Evelyn’s Life Celebration service 10:30 am Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport with Rev. Jennett Wertz officiating. A visitation will be from 9 until 10:30 am at the funeral home. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

 

Posted: March 10, 2015

Margaret M. Sechrist

Margaret M. Sechrist, of Jersey Shore passed away, Monday, March 2, 2015 at Lock Haven Hospital Extended Care.

Margaret was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

She was the wife of the late Charles L. Sechrist with whom she shared 75 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2013.

Margaret is survived by three daughters, Charlotte (Russ) Eisley of Jersey Shore, Laura Roupp of Cogan Station and Sylvia Jean Todd of Jersey Shore; 11 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two son-in-laws, Daniel Todd and Carl Roupp.

Margaret’s Life Celebration service will be held
at the Calvary Baptist Church, 315 Thompson St., Jersey Shore with Rev. officiating. A visitation will be from
Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

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

 

Posted: March 10, 2015



Ida Ruth Styers

Ida Ruth Styers, 90, of 113 Grape Street, Castanea, passed away Monday, March 9, 2015 at her home.

Ida was born in Granville, Pa on April 5, 1924, the daughter of the late Abram and Arie Riehl Grassmyer.

She married Walter S. Styers, who preceded her death on September 19, 1942.
Ida’s companion of 50 years, Edward W. Burnell, passed away August 23, 1997.
Ida was employed at Sylvania in Mill Hall until they were purchased by GTE, moving her to Williamsport. She retired after a combined 40 years of employment.

She was a member of the Castanea United Methodist Church.

Ida loved sewing and reading. She also enjoyed camping trips with her family.
She is survived by a son, Richard W. “Dick” (Shirley) Styers of Lock Haven; a sister, Mary Sheats of Arizona; two grandchildren, Jason (Beth) Whisenant of Washington and Tonya Young of Bellefonte; three great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and companion, Ida was preceded in death by a son, Donald S. Styers and two sisters.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Rev. Bruce Wallace Officiating. Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.
Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 to 8p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Castanea United Methodist Church.

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

 

Posted: March 10, 2015

Donna M. (Fairfax) Johnson

Donna M. (Fairfax) Johnson, 70, of Williamsport, died Sunday, March 08, 2015 at The Gatehouse, Williamsport.

She was born on September 26, 1944 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Emerson R. and Mabel B. (Lewis) Fairfax.

On September 02, 1967 Donna married Silas Johnson, Jr., who survives and they celebrated 47 years of marriage together.

Donna was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Williamsport.

In addition to raising her own children, she enjoyed babysitting other children in the community, watching Martin everyday on tv, spending time with her dog “Casper” and she enjoyed repairing her own jewelry.

In addition to her husband Silas, Donna is survived by two sons and one daugher-in-law; Silas Darnell and Taleisha Johnson of Dallas, Georgia and Jeremy Lamont Johnson of Williamsport, two daughters; Lubrianna Bradham and Sharell Lynn Johnson both of Williamsport, 19 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, two brothers and one sister-in-law; Emerson Raimund Fairfax, Jr. and Eugene Franklin and Pam Fairfax all of Williamsport and two sisters; Margaret Ann Fairfax of Williamsport and Lorraine Bernice Hobson of Rochester, New York.

In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by one infant brother.

A public viewing will be held 6:00 – 8:00p.m., Friday, March 13, 2015 at the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira Street and again on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 9:00 – 10:00a.m. at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 433 Walnut Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, followed by the funeral at 10:00a.m. with the Reverend Joseph Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

A full obituary may be viewed at BestLifeTributes.com

 

Posted: March 10, 2015

Albert Warren Lupold

Albert Warren Lupold, Sr., 88, of Muncy, died Sunday, March 8 at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit, surrounded by his loving family.

Born August 10, 1926 in Liberty, he was a son of the late William and Pearl (Sullivan) Lupold. On July 19, 1947 he married the former Lucille Guinter, who survives. Together they celebrated 67 years of marriage.

He served honorably in the United States Navy during WWII stationed in the pacific theatre.

Albert drove truck for 40 years with the former Follmer Trucking, now North Penn Transfer. Following retirement, he worked security for Muncy Area School District events.

He was a member of Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church, White Sand Spring Hunting Club, the Edward J. Smith Post 3428 V.F.W., Muncy and a life member of the Roland Ritter American Legion Post 268, Muncy

Albert loved serving his community through the Keystone Hook & Ladder Co., Muncy. He joined the company in 1964 and was later named a life member. He served as an assistant chief, with the fire police and performed various other tasks.

He was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. His family was his life, always putting them before himself. Albert enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He loved to cook for the fire company events as well as his hunting club in deer season.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Dave Balliet and Cathy and Butch Dauberman, all of Muncy; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Albert W. Lupold, Jr., of Pennsdale and Tim and Amy Lupold, of Muncy; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Floyd, Kenny and Roy Lupold; and two sisters, Ethel McGreary and Isabelle Metzger.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, with his minister, Pastor Kevin St. Martin, officiating.

Burial with full military honors will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

 

Posted: March 10, 2015



George H. Spring



George H. Spring beloved husband and father, 95, of 1426 Keller Ave, died on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the Williamsport Home. He and his wife the former Mary Eisenbeis celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary on September 9.

He was born on August 9, 1919 in Williamsport and was the son of Chalkley and Sarah Hugus Spring.

George was a 1937 graduate of Williamsport High School. He served his country during WWII in the US Marine Corp. George participated in the capture and occupation of Guadalcanal, consolidation if the Solomon Islands, participated in the capture and occupation of Ondonga, New Georgia Group, the Treasury-Bouganiville operation and the Bismark Archipelago Operation. He was an active member of Pine Street United Methodist Church where he served admirably on many committees. He was an avid hiker and outdoorsman (ADK46er) active with Appalachian Trail Club, Williamsport Alpine Club, Boy Scout Leader and mentor, loved photography and crafted many fine pieces of furniture from cherry. George retired from Winchester Optical Company in 1984 where he was the operations manager. He loved European travel and hiking in the Alps with his wife.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughter Susan (Stephen) Heil of Hendersonville, NC; grandson Kevin (Nichole) Heil and four grandchildren of Holland, MI. He was predeceased by a brother Charles Spring.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions in George’s name be made to Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St., Williamsport, PA

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: March 9, 2015

Richard A. 'Dick' Miller Sr.


Richard A. "Dick" Miller Sr., 80, of Trout Run, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at his home. Richard is survived by his wife, Freeda M. (Tubbs) Miller, and would have celebrated 62 years of marriage in April.

Born Sept. 4, 1934, in Clearfield, he was a son of Howard N. and Margaret (Shamp) Miller.

Dick was an Army veteran and served in the 101st Airborne. Later he worked as a supervisor and retired from Ray-O-Vac and Agway.

He was a life time member of the Trout Run Fire Company and served as an EMT, the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 145, the Wheel Inn Club, and Fraternal Order of Police. Dick enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, cheating at cards and picking on his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Richard A. (Deborah) Miller Jr., of South Williamsport and David A. (Sheryl) Miller, of Williamsport; two daughters, Joyce A. Wheeland, of Montoursville and Carol A. (Don) Nash, of Trout Run; a sister, Barbara (Lou) Sechrist, of Trout Run; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Miller Tubbs, and son-in-law, Curtis S. Wheeland.

A funeral service to honor the life of Dick will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 12 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with Chaplain Marlin "Doc" Remick officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s name to the Trout Run Fire Company, 241 State Route 14, Trout Run, PA 17771.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com
Knight Confer Funeral Home
1914 Memorial Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-323-7717
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Posted: March 10, 2015


Danielle R. Parlante

Danielle R. Parlante, 48, of 1217 Race St., died unexpectedly Friday, March 6, 2015 at her home.

Danielle graduated in 1983 from Loyalsock High School and in 1991 from the Danville School of Nursing with a Licensed Practical Nursing degree. She had worked at various nursing homes and was very active with her church group, Hope Community Church, providing support and friendship to everyone she crossed paths with. Her greatest pleasure, and the love of her life, was caring for her guardian son, Jaiden. Nurturing him, attending all of his baseball, basketball and football games and being active daily with his education and anything else needed to raise a wonderful son.

Born, May 17, 1966 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of Charles and Rebecca Whitehill Browne.

Surviving are her guardian son, Jaiden M. Cioffi; his guardian father Steve Parlante; her father Charles Browne of Elkton, Maryland, her mother and step-father, Rebecca and Edward Steinhilper; a sister Heather Cioffi; a niece, Jordan Cioffi; and a step-sister and brother, Judy and John Steinhilper, all of Williamsport. She is also survived by many other aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Memorial service to celebrate Danielle’s life will be held at a later date.

The family will provide the flowers. Contributions may be made to Academic Angels, St. John Neumann Regional Academy, Development Office, 901 Penn Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: March 10, 2015



William L. White

William L. White, 52, of Avis, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at his home.

Born November 4, 1962 in Williamsport, he was a son of Thomas and Mary Sherwood White.

Bill was a 1980 graduate of Loyalsock High School and attended Pine Creek Valley Christian Church. He worked at Avis and Muncy Homes and was an avid Nascar, Dolphins, and Cowboys fan. Bill also enjoyed planning birthday parties for his daughter whom he dearly loved.

Surviving are his mother of Williamsport; former wife, Susan Saar; daughter, Miranda S. White of Avis; and brothers, Edward White of Williamsport, Richard (Debra) White of Charlotte, NC, and Mark White of Williamsport.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2015 at Pine Creek Valley Christian Church 26 Locomo Ln, Jersey Shore. The Rev. Dennis Callahan will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be made to Pine Creek Valley Christian Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, Jersey Shore.
www.WelkerFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 4, 2015

Allan W. Bennett

Allan W. Bennett, 74, of Muncy, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born June 10, 1940 in Rochester, NY, he was a son of the late Alan O. and Alice Elmira Richardson Bennett.  He and his wife, the former Patricia M. Loveless, would have celebrated 37 years of marriage on July 29, 2015.

Al was a U.S. Army veteran serving honorably from 1960 to 1962.  He was also a member of the Hughesville Friends Church. He was an avid reader, prayer warrior, and was known for his welcoming hugs and famous saying, “you’re a good man.”

Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters,  April (Ron) Hill of Ontario, NY, Pamela A. McKenzie of Bradenton, FL, and Deborah (David) Steppe of Williamsport; four sons, Allan W. (Mary Anne) Bennett, Jr. of Victor, NY, Kenneth J. (Lisa) Bennett of Woodbridge, VA, David E. (Ginger) Saar of Saladsburg, and Edward C. (Bonnie) Saar, Jr. of Nisbet; two sisters, Nancy (Don) Lindenmuth of Sodus Point, NY and Gloria (Art) Gilman of Holley, NY; 25 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and two cats, Ashley and Boots.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Tiffany Saar and Stacey Oates.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 9th at the Hughesville Friends Church, 137 S. Third Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Dan Cale officiating.  Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest that memorial contributions be made to the Hughesville Friends Church, 137 S. Third St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

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

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

 

Posted: March 5, 2015

Robert O. Geyer

Robert O. Geyer, 50, of Woods Avenue, Lock Haven passed away Friday, March 6, 2015 at the home of his Mother.

Born on May 18, 1964 in Lock Haven he was the son of Conrad and Ruthann Gathagan Geyer.
After graduating from Lock Haven High School in 1982 Bob earned a degree in welding from Williamsport Area Community College.

He was employed as a welder by Jersey Shore Steel for over twenty years.

Bob enjoyed riding his motorcycle, shooting pool, and hunting. He also loved watching football, cheering on the Steelers.

In addition to his Mother, Ruthann Geyer of Flemington, he is survived by a sister, Marianne (Troy) Norton of Lock Haven; a niece, Ashley (Dustin) Wolford of Salona; a nephew, Travis Norton of Lock Haven; and a great nephew, James Wolford.
He was preceded in death by his Father, Conrad Geyer in 1999.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Mark Riley officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Monday from 6-8 p.m.
Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com




Robert D. Hiller

Robert D. Hiller, 81, of 328 N. Washington St., Montoursville, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born November 26, 1933 in Loyalsock Twp. a son of Carl A. and F. Elizabeth Parker Hiller.

Bob retired from Construction Specialties and was a Korean War veteran serving in the Air Force. He was a member of Faith Wesleyan Church and the Society of Pennsylvania Archaeology North Central Chapter #48.

He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, C. Duane Hiller.

Bob is survived by his wife of 61 years the former Mary Jo Bartlett; his son, R. Michael (Susan) Hiller of Milton; daughter, Kimberly (Richard) Awiza of Montoursville; Brother, James (Marge) Hiller of Rose Valley; sister, Cindy (David) Kling of Loyalsock Twp. and four grandchildren, Dustin (Jennifer) Awiza and their daughter, Madison, Jamison Hiller, Kaitlin (Zane) Martin and their son, Levi, and Aaron Hiller.

The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2015 at Faith Wesleyan Church, 1033 Tucker St. Williamsport with the Rev. Timothy K. Hartzell officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received Sunday evening, March 8, from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to Faith Wesleyan church.

 

Posted: March 4, 2015

Carl W. Steinbacher

Carl W. Steinbacher, 91 of Montoursville, died Saturday February 28, 2015 in the Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

He was born in Bastress on January 26, 1924, the son of Joseph and Dora Baier Steinbacher.

Carl was a Radio Engineer and and a Hammond Organ service man. He was member of St. Boniface Catholic Church . Carl was a longtime supporter of the church, sang in the church choir and was active in the parish council and building committees and was a Eucharistic Minister for the church He was a member of Gesang Verein Harmonia Club, where he was active in the choir. He was an active advocate for the ARC of Lycoming County and a supporter of Hope Enterprises Inc. Carl was a WWII Army Veteran serving in the European Theatre of War.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Lucille A. Bertin Steinbacher in 1985. Carl is survived by his children, Joyce (Ken) Kraft of Walkersville, Maryland, Daniel (Georgia) Steinbacher of Mt. Joy,Pa., Luann (Carleton) Polk of Montoursville, Joan Steinbacher of Mt. Pleasant, S. Carolina, Timothy Steinbacher of Montoursville, Ronald (Roya) Steinbacher of Lantana, Texas, eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Carl was also survived by a sister Irene Eck of Bastress. He is preceded in death by brothers Matthew, Eugene and Joseph, sisters Dorothy, Eleanor, Genevieve and Dorothea , a Sister of Christian Charity.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in St. Boniface Catholic Church 326 Washington Blvd. Williamsport on Friday March 6, 2015 at 9 am.,his pastor Msgr. Stephen McGough will officiate. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third Street, Williamsport on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 pm. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery with full military honors..

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to. The Arc of Lycoming County C/O Arc of North Central Pa., 4 Bridge Street, Towanda,Pa 18848 or to Hope Enterprises Inc, 2401 Reach Road, Williamsport,Pa. 17701.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 4, 2015

Arthur Ludwig Marquardt

Beloved father and grandfather, Arthur Ludwig Marquardt, 89, of Hughesville, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, surrounded by his loving family.

Born August 18, 1925 in South Cannan, he was a son of the late Frantz and Louise A. Reer Marquardt.  He and his wife, the former Jean D. Catherman, would have celebrated 17 years of marriage on August 21, 2015. 

Art enjoyed telling tales of his childhood, peppered with plenty of pranks involving him and his brothers as they grew up.  He was a graduate of Sullivan Highlands School, Class of 1943.  Following his graduation, he married his high school sweetheart, the late Mary Elizabeth Swisher Marquardt.

Art loved the outdoors, working hard to run the family farm in his early years, and turning to logging as a profession later in life.  He was an active member of Hughesville Friends Church and was the last remaining elder, who was instrumental in the current building project.  He also loved spending time with his family, woodworking and picking huckleberries.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are seven daughters, Priscilla L. (Harry) Lingenfelter of Dushore, Pamella G. (Willard) Hauck of Lewisburg, Lillian F. (Dan) Foust of Muncy, Teena M. (Clyde) Fuoss of Unityville, Fairie Ann (Jeff) Fuoss of Montgomery, April J. Marquardt of Muncy, and Bessie L. (Charles) Lowry of Montgomery; a son, Timothy L. (Linda) Marquardt of Exchange;  a sister, Margreth "Sissy" (Dick) Kilgus of Watsontown; a brother, Alton Marquardt of Muncy; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Marquardt of Pottstown; a step-son, Earl E. (Anne) Frantz of Leesport; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Art was preceded in death by his first wife of 49 years, Mary E. Marquardt; a son, B. Edward Marquardt; a grandson, John E. Marquardt; a sister, Louise "Lady" Ledger; and four brothers, Fran Marquardt, Robert Marquardt, Daniel Marquardt, and Edward Reer.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Hughesville Friends Church, 137 S. Third St., Hughesville, with Rev. Dan Cale and Rev. Richard Gessling, co-officiating.  Burial will follow in Franklin "Stone Heap" Cemetery, Unityville.  Friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to Hughesville Friends Church, 137 S. Third St., Hughesville, PA  17737.

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

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

 

Posted: March 5, 2015



Dorothy Alma Graham Packard

Dorothy Alma Graham Packard, 91, of Jersey Shore passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 at Manor Care.

She was born January 5, 1924 in Jersey Shore, the daughter of Harvey Andrew and Cora Alma (Lehman) Graham.

Dorothy attended Mountain View Christian Missionary Alliance.

She enjoyed crocheting and embroidery.

She is survived by a son, John Alvin Packard, III of Jersey Shore; two daughters, Cheryl Lynn Packard of Jersey Shore and Sandra Lee Dickstein of Winston-Salem, NC; a brother John Graham of Linden; two sisters, Grace marks and Helen Daugherty both of Jersey Shore; grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to Dorothy’s Life Celebration service at the Mountain View Christian Missionary Alliance, 1515 Cemetery St., Jersey Shore with Rev. Robert N. Grimes officiating. There will be a visitation and burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

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

 

Posted: March 3, 2015

Florence I. Clayton

Florence I. Clayton, 85, of Adamsville, TN passed away Sunday March 1, 2015 at the McNairy Regional Hospital, Selmer, TN.

She was born in Muncy, June 19, 1929, a daughter of the late Leonard and Hilda (Minnier) Rishel. April 1, 1983, she married the late Earl H. Clayton, who died May 5, 2010. She graduated from Muncy High School, class of 1947. Florence attended the Solitude Freewill Baptist Church and retired from the former GTE Sylvania after many years of service. She loved jig-saw and cross word puzzles.

Florence is survived by a son, Thomas L. Andrews, Hughesville; a step-son, Todd Clayton, Unityville; three step-daughters, Joyce (Carl) Hampe, Muncy, Bonnie (Joel) Funston, Hughesville and Debbie Clayton, Williamsport; a sister, Ann Iseley, Pennsdale; two grandchildren, Nicole Riley and Brian Hill, two great-granddaughters, Jordan Riley and Kennedy Hill, several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren and her dog, Buddy.
In addition to her husband of 27 years, Florence was preceded in death by a son, Donald D. Andrews Jr. and a step-son, David Clayton. A sister, Carmen Ellis and an infant brother Thomas Rishel.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home 557, E. Water St., Hughesville, by Rev. Max Walters, Jr. The interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.

 

Posted: March 4, 2015

Heather Ann Merrill

Heather Ann Merrill, 30, of 4 Sylvan Drive, Lock Haven, passed away, Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Lock Haven.

She was born on September 10, 1984, the daughter of Brenda A. (Kendall Walizer) Lachat of Lykens and Randall Lee (Chris) Merrill of Lock Haven.

Heather was a 2002 graduate of Central Mountain High School, where she was named Homecoming Queen and Prom Queen.

She was employed as a Certified Nurse Assistant at Susque-View Home. She had attended HACC Central Pennsylvania Community College and had aspirations of becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Heather liked being outdoors, whether it was tending to her flowers or sitting around a campfire. She liked eating and was noted for making the best pasta salad. She was very social and enjoyed spending time with her friends. Most of all, Heather adored her four children and took pride in caring for them as well as taking care of the home in which they lived in. She was an amazing mother to all her children and was very committed to taking care of her special needs son, Kobin.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her companion of 15 years and the father of her children, Philip Ray Garverick of Lock Haven; four children, Gabriel Elizabeth, Kobin Ray, Aaliyah Marie and Ryland James Garverick, all of Lock Haven; three brothers, Devin Michael McCullough of Lykens and Brandon and Tylor Merrill of Lock Haven; maternal grandparents, Fred and Barb Lachat of McElhattan; paternal grandparents, Robert and Judith Merrill of McElhattan; Philip’s parents, Raymond Leroy and Debra Ann Garverick of Howard; her aunt, Kathy Lachat and her family of Lock Haven; two uncles, Michael Lachat and family of McElhattan and Fred (Judy) Lachat and family of Lock Haven; and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 3p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Terry Harrington officiating. Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from noon until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

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

 

Posted: March 4, 2015



Marian L. Pequignot

Marian L. Pequignot, 87, formerly of Williamsport, died Saturday, February 28, 2015 at The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dallas.

Born April 7, 1927, in South Williamsport, she was a daughter of Charles and Helen (Kiessling) Babcock.

Marian graduated from Blossburg High School, Class of 1945. She worked at the Ward Foundry, Trimtex, and Lycoming Braid.

Marian enjoyed watching races, and participating in drag races during her younger years. She also enjoyed puzzles and family gatherings.

Surviving are two children, Helen Yankovich (Chris) of Dallas and Charles Pequignot (Joyce Lusk-Pequignot) of Williamsport; a son-in-law, Robert Mitteer of Williamsport; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Robert L. Pequignot in 1980; a daughter, Roberta Mitteer; and all of her siblings.

Funeral services to honor Marians life will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be held 1 p.m. until time of service at Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

Sanders Mortuary
821 Diamond Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-322-3466

 

Posted: March 3, 2015

Robert L. Poust

Robert L. Poust, 63, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at his home.

Born July 10, 1951, in Muncy, he was a son of Paul L. and Eileen B. (Raven) Poust.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Robert was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed football and watching NASCAR.

Surviving are a sister Ruth Ann Bomboy (Larry) of Montoursville; a step-daughter, Shannon Frantz (Donald) of Virginia; a step-son, Jason Flory; four step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be announced at a later date.

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

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

Sanders Mortuary
821 Diamond Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-322-3466

 

Posted: March 3, 2015

Kathryn A. Jameson

Kathryn A. Jameson, 66, of Jersey Shore passed away, Monday, March 2, 2015 at her home.

She was born May 4, 1948 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Bullock) Thompson

Kathryn was the wife of the late Russell C. Jameson with whom she shared 33 years of marriage prior to his passing in 1999.

She had worked for the Jersey Shore School district as a café attendant.

Kathryn was very spiritual and had a personal walk with the Lord.

She was a loving and caring person and cherished friendships. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Kathryn enjoyed gardening, bargain shopping at the Amish stores and she loved caring for all animals. She was adamant about sharing her bargain gifts and cooking.

She is survived by a son, Michael G. (Lisa) Jameson of Jersey Shore, a daughter Brenda L. (Scott) Castaneda of Boiling Springs; her mother, Sarah Thompson of Lock Haven; 3 grandchildren, Amanda Jameson, Brandon Jameson, Cameron Lehman; two sisters, Pam Stover and Patty Breon both of Pine Creek.

Kathryn was predeceased by a son, Russell C. Jameson, Jr.

Kathryn’s Life Celebration service will be held 12 pm Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore with Rev. Dr. Kerry R. Aucker officiating. A visitation will be from 10:30 – noon. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

 

Posted: March 3, 2015



Paul D. Camus

Paul D. Camus, 83, of 1808 Ginny Ln., Williamsport died on Friday, February 27, 2015 at home. He and his wife the former Margaret (Dolly) D. Klingler celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on August 30.

He was born on August 2, 1931 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Emil N. and Anna M. Nee Camus.

Paul worked for and retired from the former Pittsburgh Press as a photo engraver. He was a graduate of St. Wendlin Catholic School. Paul was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church and a former member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish (Pleasant Hills) Pittsburgh. He served his country during the Korean War from 1952 to 1955 in the US Army.

In addition to his wife he is survived by three sons, Dr. Patrick (Georgiann) Camus of Pen Argyl, Donald (Diane) Camus of Hartsville, SC, Shawn (Laura) Camus of Bethlehem; one daughter, Susan (Dr. Timothy) Heilmann of Williamsport; 13 grandchildren: Julianne (Eric) Camus, Philip Camus, Kathryn (Michael) Heilmann, Rebecca (Timothy) Heilmann Goonan, Michael, Caroline (Joseph), Elizabeth, Andrew, Jennifer Heilmann, Danielle (Thomas) Camus Martin, Douglas Camus, Allan and Jason Camus; three brothers: Robert (Anna) Camus, Bernard Camus, Lawrence Camus all of Pittsburgh. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He will always be remembered for his love of motorcycle riding, target shooting, bicycling, and hiking in the outdoors.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015, at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1225 Northway Road, Williamsport, with the Rev. John Victoria officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

Friends will be received at Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 2012 Northway Road, Williamsport, on Wednesday, March 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s name to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, William Block Medical Research Building, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 560 W. 168th St., NY, NY 10032-9982

 

Posted: March 3, 2015


Mary “Jane” Hollingsworth

Mary “Jane” Hollingsworth, age 92, died Saturday, February 28, 2015.

Jane was born February 21, 1923 to Leonard and Emma Fisher in Newberry. She graduated from Williamsport High School, Class of 1940.

After graduation she worked as a long distance operator at Bell Telephone in Williamsport.

In 1944 Jane enlisted in the SPARS, the women’s branch of the U.S. Coast Guard. She was stationed first in Cleveland in the 9th Naval District headquarters and later at the Coast Guard Base in Buffalo, NY. She was assigned to Communications, doing telephone, teletype and ship-to-shore radio. She was discharged in May 1946 after the end of the war.

After returning home she met and married George W. Hiltz. In 1975, she married Herman L. Greenaway, who perished in a fire at their home. In 1979, Jane married Robert Hollingsworth.

Jane had worked at C.A. Reed Company where she became interested in Credit Unions and served the Reed Credit Union as secretary and became treasurer of the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of Credit Unions.

After leaving Reeds she worked at Stroehmann’s Executive Office as an accounting clerk. She was a charter member of Stroehmann Employees Federal Credit Union and was its president for six years until her retirement in 1986.

She was a member of South Williamsport Senior Citizens. She enjoyed Bingo and all kinds of needlework. She took many prizes for her afghans that were entered in the Lycoming County Fair, the Bloomsburg Fair and the PA Farm Show. She was a cat lover and even had a cat tattoo on her right arm.

Surviving are two sons, Leonard W. (Nancy) Hiltz of Muncy and Lewis G. (Karen) Hiltz of Lexington, SC; two sisters, Lois Eisenhower of Williamsport and Sara Tallman of Tuckerton, NJ; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel R. Hiltz in 1997 and a brother, James Fisher in 1998.

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

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

Sanders Mortuary
821 Diamond Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-322-3466

 

Posted: March 2, 2015

Virginia “Gini” M. Bower

Virginia “Gini” M. Bower of Williamsport passed away on Friday February 27, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, William R. Bower on May 13, 1982.

Gini was born in Osceola Mills, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha Hollis Gira. Gini was a homemaker and worked at the Williamsport Y.W.C.A. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Andrea and Bob Guise of Lexington, KY and Karen Bower and Bob Snook of Montoursville; two grandsons Scott (Tracie) Guise of Lexington, KY and Ryan Guise of Louisville, KY; two great grandchildren, Hallie and Landon Guise; one brother Martin (Grace) Gira of Williamsport; one sister-in-law Margaret Gira of South Williamsport.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Joseph and George Gira and a sister, Anna Maneval. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 711 West Edwin Street Williamsport, PA 17701 or Susquehanna Home Care Hospice, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

 

Posted: March 2, 2015



Hilda V. Phillips Appleman

Hilda V. Phillips Appleman, 80, a resident of Warrior Run Manor, Watsontown, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at home.

Born Nov. 24, 1934 in Turbotville, she was a daughter of the late Brady and Julia (Ball) Reese.  Her husband of 35 years, Franklin J. Phillips, Sr., predeceased her on Nov. 13, 1989.

Hilda worked for the former J. C. Decker in Montgomery and retired from ShopVac, Williamsport.

She was a member of Rock Run Church, Muncy Valley.  Hilda enjoyed music and was talented at playing the piano, accordion and organ.

Surviving are five children, Frank Phillips, Jr. and companion Maria Butchko of Muncy, Gene Phillips and wife Ann of Hughesville, Paul Phillips and wife Jill of Muncy, Dawn Phillips of Williamsport and David Phillips and wife Janet of Shamokin; one brother, Bob Reese and wife Esther of Muncy; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by 2 grandchildren, Curtis and Amanda Phillips; 1 great-granddaughter, Layney Ann Hakes; and a daughter-in-law, Virginia “Ginny” Phillips.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, and again from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday at Radiant Light Assembly of God, 9565 State Route 442, Muncy, where the funeral will be held at noon. Officiating will be her pastor, Rev. James Bechtel, and Pastor Adam Barnes of Radiant Light.

Burial will follow in Katy Vandine Cemetery, Madison Twp., Columbia County.

The family will provide the flowers and requests monetary contributions be made to the funeral home to help defray costs.

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

 

Posted: March 2, 2015

Dorsey R. Bottorf

Dorsey R. Bottorf, 82, of Beagle Rd., Mill Hall passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born in Blanchard on May 20, 1932, he was the son of the late Robert Lee and Amy V. Bottorf.
Dorsey, who was the captain of the Lock Haven High School football team, graduated in 1950.
He then served in the United States Air Force as a Radar Technician until 1954. Following his discharge he was employed by the government in Harrisburg.

On October 19, 1960 he married the love of his life, the former Sandra I. Quiggle, whom he was married to for 46 years before her passing on November 15, 2006.
Dorsey retired from the Hammermill Paper Company after 35 years of employment.
He was Protestant by faith.

Dorsey was a member of both the Beech Creek American Legion and the National Hunting Association.

He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, caring for his yard and home, gardening, and long mountain rides.

Dorsey also loved animals.

He cherished the time that he spent with friends whether at the Train Station, where he thought highly of the Train Station girls, the Beech Creek Legion, or elsewhere.

Surviving is a daughter, Lisa I. (Dave) Lamey of Loganton; two grandchildren, Alea Rae Probst and Josh (Deb) Lamey; three great grandchildren: Brighton, Yureck, and Lyra Lamey; seven brothers: Robert “Peewee” (Patty) Miller of Tempa, AZ, Richard (Evelyn) Bottorf of San Antonio, TX and Dean (Sandy), Jack (Suzie), Merrill (Fran), Larry (Barb), and Jim (Brenda) Bottorf, all of Lock Haven; and four sisters: Roberta “Bertie” Bechdel of Blanchard, Charlotte (Tom) Gates of Howard, and Patty (Glenn) Condo and Jerri Duck, both of Lock Haven; a close family friend, Mary Butler of Petersburg; and his dog, Baby.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Edward Bechdel.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with the Rev. Mark Riley officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton County S.P.C.A. through the funeral home.
Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 2, 2015

Michael W. Peterman

Michael W. Peterman, 67, of Muncy, died Friday, February 27, 2015 at Muncy Valley Hospital E.R.

Born on June 25, 1947 in Muncy, he was a son of the late G. Warren and Pauline R. (Michael) Peterman.

Michael was a 1965 graduate of Muncy High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in 1969. Michael then served honorably in the United States Air Force. Following his service he earned his MBA from Bloomsburg University.

He retired from Ford Motor Company as an industrial engineer after 33 years.

Michael was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, Muncy, where he participated with the Keenagers and the United Methodist Men. He also served on various church committees.

He was also a member of the Consolidated Sportsmen of Lycoming County.

Michael enjoyed hunting, fishing, Penn State football and the New York Yankees.

Surviving are one sister, Gail E. Nuss, of Hughesville; two nieces, Kristin Nuss, of Baltimore, MD and Valerie Nuss, of Hughesville; one great niece, Paige Wright and two aunts, Ruth Diltz, of Hughesville and Betty Rohm and her husband Ken, of Camp Hill.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one aunt, Marian Derrick.

Friends will be received from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 6, at First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 1 p.m. with his pastor, Rev. Arlene P. Beechert, officiating.

Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church-Celebration Center, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, PA 17756.

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

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

 

Posted: March 2, 2015



Mary Jane “Midge” Krape

Mary Jane “Midge” Krape, 88, of 14 W. Allison St., Castanea, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Susque-View Home.

Midge was born in Lock Haven on December 26, 1926, the daughter of the late Harvey W. and Martha J. Knepp Lovett.

On March 4, 1944 in Norfolk, VA, she married William I. Krape, who preceded her in death on May 4, 2008.

Midge was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Lock Haven Hospital for 15 years before retiring at the age of 65.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lock Haven.
She is survived by two sons and their families, James A. Krape of Lock Haven and Harvey R. Krape of North Carolina.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 310 W. Water St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745 with Rev. Father Joseph Orr officiating.

Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lock Haven will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Clinton County SPCA.

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

 

Posted: March 2, 2015

Shirley S. Frelin

Shirley S. Frelin, a resident of Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Thursday Feb. 26, 2015, at the Williamsport Home, surrounded by her loving family.

Shirley was born in Karthaus, on June 29, 1923, a daughter to Ernest F. and Kathryn Hope Nichol Rolley.

She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. She sold Avon, was a Judy Lee Jewelry Representative, had been employed at Ann’s Little Fashion Shop and retired at the age of 80 from Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Shirley enjoyed gardening and crocheting.

Her husband of 57 years, Sheridan J. Frelin, died Sept. 21, 1999. Surviving are her children and their spouses, Saline J. (James) Bischof, of South Williamsport, Suzanne M. (Keith) Miller, of Williamsport, Sharon R. (Andrew) Dapp, of Muncy, S. Joseph (Shoneez) Frelin Jr., of Duboistown; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and two sisters, Doris Entz and Annabelle Covert, both of Williamsport. She is also survived by her beloved dog and constant companion, Kaylee.

In addition to her parents and husband, her daughter Sandra Hauiesen, four brothers, Donald, Abner, Sidney and Dennis Rolley, and two sisters, Eileen Greenway and Evelyn Reily, preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at St. Boniface Catholic Church with her pastor, Msgr. Stephen D. McGough, officiating followed by burial a Resurrection Cemetery in Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Shirley’s name may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701, or Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport PA 17701.

 

Posted: March 2, 2015

Christian Jones Dincher

Christian Jones Dincher, infant son of James and Caterina (Locricchio) Dincher, of Bastress, became one of God’s children after passing away at Evangelical Hospital, Lewisburg, on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.

In addition to his parents, surviving are three siblings Alex, Dominic, and Lia Dincher; paternal grandparents Michael and Maureen Dincher, of Bastress; and maternal grandparents Anthony and Josephine Locricchio, of Avis.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com.

 

Posted: March 2, 2015



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