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  Obituaries ~ March 2016  



M. Marie Lewis

M. Marie Lewis, 81, a longtime resident of Muncy, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born December 27, 1934 in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Clark L. and Anna M. (Turner) Dimm. On December 2, 1962, she married Fredrick E. Lewis. Together they celebrated 48 years of marriage before his death June 1, 2010.

Marie was a graduate of Muncy High School.

She worked in the nursery at the Muncy Valley Hospital before marriage. Marie also worked as an Avon Representative for 32 years.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Muncy, where she loved volunteering and helping. Marie also served as lay leader for 20 years and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Muncy, PA chapter.

Surviving are one sister Lucille Lockard, of Muncy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Donald H. and John F. Dimm and two sisters, Rebecca “Nana” Musser and Martha Spring.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, at the First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Arlene Beechert, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Muncy Cemetery.

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

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

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

 

Posted: March 30, 2016

Donald D. “Don” Lohr

Donald D. “Don” Lohr, 84, of Lock Haven, died on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the Jersey Shore Hospital.

Donald was married on September 30, 1956 to the former Maude E. (Smith), who survives, and have celebrated 59 years as husband and wife.

He was born in Bellefonte on July 5, 1931 and was a son of the late George and Ruth (Zong) Lohr. He had graduated from East Penns Valley High School and served in the US Army during the Korean War. He had worked at Belle Telephone/Verizon for 36 years and retired in 1989. Donald was a member of the Lighthouse Wesleyan Church, Jersey Shore and enjoyed reading, camping, any sports and especially meeting people.

In addition to his wife, Maude, he is survived by two daughters; Tami E. Brudzinski (Fred) Bear Creek Twp. and Renee R. Albright of Harrisburg, three grandchildren; Dale E. Grieb (Sarah) of New Cumberland, Corey D. Grieb (Danielle) of Mill Hall and Leah M. Hosey (Dennis) of Williamsport, six grandchildren; Cadence E. Grieb, Kori D. Grieb, David E. Grieb, Emmalia D. Grieb, Asher O. Grieb and Gillian R. Grieb. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Don dearly. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son; Randy E. Lohr, two brothers; George E. and Paul F. Lohr and three sisters; Leona S. Zerby, Esther G. Brandt and Ruth Lohr.

There will be a public viewing from 10 – 10:45 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2016 at the Lighthouse Wesleyan Church, 220 High Street, Jersey Shore where the funeral will begin at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Joseph H. Wells will officiate the services. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lighthouse Wesleyan Church.

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

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: March 31, 2016

A'khai Andre Wise-Coleman

A'khai Andre Wise-Coleman, infant son of Allena Lynn Marshall and Andre Angelo Wise, went to be with the angels on March 28, 2016.

A memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 4 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until time of service.

"You never said I'm leaving,
You never said good-bye.
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knew why.
A million times we've needed you,
A million times we've cried.
If love alone could've saved you,
You would've never died.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you a hold a place,
No one else will ever fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone.
Part of us went with you,
The day God took you home."

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 31, 2016




Larry J. Packard

Larry J. Packard, 71, of Williamsport, died Saturday, March 25, 2016, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Surviving is his wife, Judith J. (Wright) Packard.

Born Aug. 25, 1944, in Towanda, he was a son of the late N. Raymond and Vera (Nesbitt) Packard.

Larry graduated from Canton High School. Following graduation he was a Navy veteran and served during the Vietnam War. He sailed around the world on the Enterprise. He later graduated from Williamsport Area Community College with an associate’s degree. Larry was employed with Northrup-Grumman in environmental compliance and quality control. He also worked for Susquehanna Wire Rope as a supervisor and later retired from the produce department at Wegmans.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 1 and a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Forty & Eight Voiture No. 382. Larry enjoyed working in the flower gardens, going to flea markets and craft shows with his wife, playing washers with his family and dancing. Most of all he cherished sitting on the patio enjoying nature.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Seth N. Packard and a daughter, Valerie Chaples (Rick), both of Florida; three stepsons, Michael B. Paulhamus (Jen), Scott E. Paulhamus (Kathi), and Todd A. Paulhamus (Dee), all of Williamsport; a stepdaughter, Melissa C. Paulhamus, of Colorado; a brother, Richard Packard (Donna), of Florida; a sister, Linda Patson (Ron), of Lopez; 10 grandchildren, Coral Chaples, Kaitlyn Boggs, Jason and Cameron Paulhamus, Brooke and Devon Marshall, Jaren and Arianna Paulhamus, Lilah Marshall, and Ellamarie Wheeland; and special cousin, Marie Kennedy, of Elmira, N.Y.

A memorial service to honor the life of Larry will be announced at a later date.

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

"Larry will be missed for his smile, hardy laugh and his hand shake."

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Williamsport.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 29, 2016

Mary E. Cohick

Mary E. Cohick, 91, of Williamsport passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Loyalsock Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Montoursville.

Mary was born September 19, 1924, in Radford, VA a daughter of the late Harry and Beatrice (Lee) Pamplin. June 24, 1946, she married Harry W. Cohick, who passed away on October 31, 1992.

Mary was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Newberry and graduated from Radford High School, Class of 1942. Earlier in life, she had worked at the former Williamsport National Bank in Newberry and was a crossing guard at Jackson Elementary School during the 50's and 60's. She enjoyed bingo, kitties, trips to Ocean City and Daytona Beach and most of all, spending time with her family.

Mary is survived by four children, Stephen W. Cohick, Trout Run, Randy C. (Jane) Cohick, Centre Hall, Cindy L. (John) Lazusky, Frackville; Kevin (Molly) Cohick, Smithfield, VA. Two step sons, David W. (Patty) Cohick, Oak Harbor, WA, and Alan G. (Patty) Cohick, Cogan Station, 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband of 45 years, Mary was preceded in death by five siblings, John and Harry “Bud” Pamplin, Betty Scott, Virginia “Den” Jones and Nancy Childress.

In keeping with Mary’s wishes, services will be held at the convenience of the family. The family wishes to sincerely thank the angelic staff of Loyalsock Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, who cared for her, fed her, held her hand, kissed her and provided outstanding care during mom’s final days.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave, Williamsport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Loyalsock Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1445 Sycamore Road, Montoursville, PA 17754.

KnightConfer.com

 

Posted: March 29, 2016

Mary E. Charles

Mary E. Charles, 92, of Hughesville, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy.

Born November 6, 1923 in Benton, she was a daughter of the late Walter C. and Laura C. (Moon) Evans. She married the late Howard W. Charles, who preceded her in death on April 12, 1988.

Mary was employed as an LPN at Muncy Valley Hospital, retiring in 1985. She also volunteered at the American Red Cross, and was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church. In her spare time she enjoyed travelling.

She is survived by a daughter; Cathy (James) Dunkleberger of Linden; two sons, Leslie H. (Betsy) Charles and Robert I. (Norma) Charles both of Hughesville; a twin sister, Marie Hawley of Endicott, NY; eight grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, April 1 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Jane L. O'Borski officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday at the funeral home..

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

 

Posted: March 30, 2016




Janis Reeder Boyles Foreman

Janis Reeder Boyles Foreman of Heatherbrooke Estates, Muncy passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on March 27, 2016 at the Gate House, after her short battle with aggressive pancreatic cancer.

Born July 1, 1953, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Shirley (Bonnell) and the late Harry P. Reeder.

She was the proud mother of her son, Eric and especially proud of her grandchildren, students in the Montoursville school district.

She attended Loyalsock High School and received her GED later. A graduate of Newport Business School, she received a medical secretary degree. Working for a variety of companies in her life, she finally found the one she loved through Securitas working as a guard part time at Great Dane Trucking.

Janis liked people and had a personality a lot like her late Uncle George Reeder. An eternal optimist, always a smile. The road will come out somewhere, just keep going.

She had recently rejoined the Mill Creek United Methodist Church having attended there in her younger years. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, in Hughesville. She loved horses, angels, and Blues Festival Music. A true hippie at heart.

Janis was preceded in death by her father, Bud Reeder; her first husband, David R. Boyles; and a son Christopher D. Boyles.

Surviving are a husband of almost 10 years, Jeffrey S. Foresman of Muncy; her mother, Shirley A. Reeder of Valley View; a son, Eric (Jen) Boyles of Montoursville; and grandchildren, Sherri, Phoenix, Orion, and Mandon all of Montoursville; her only sibling, Gloria (George) Ferguson of Hughesville; many nieces and nephews; and her cat, Clover.

Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with Pastor Marie Lewis officiating. A private family burial will be held at Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and respectfully request memorial contributions be sent to Eric Boyles, 153 Confair Parkway, Montoursville, PA 17754, to help defray funeral expenses.

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

 

Posted: March 28, 2016

Mabel M. Fay

Mabel M. Fay, 75, of Watsontown, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Muncy Valley Hospital. She was born May 1, 1940 in Williamsport a daughter of Robert M. and Marjorie Storrs Fox.

Mabel was a member of the Church of God; the American Legion Post 251 in Montgomery, and the Muncy VFW Post 3428.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Richard Manning and Richard Fay.

She is survived by her son, Robert L. (Shiela) Manning of White Deer; brother, Benjamin (Dolly) Fox of Montgomery; sister, Margaret Williams of Muncy; three grandchildren and a great grandson.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Franklin Cemetery, Unityville, PA with the Rev. Isaac Wilson officiating.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home Montoursville.

 

Posted: March 29, 2016

Sherry L. Miller

Sherry L. Miller, 56, of Lewisburg, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at the Williamsport Hospital.

Born March 7, 1960 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Wayne S. and Alta (Weingard) Miller.

She was a 1978 graduate of Montgomery High School where she had also been employed earlier in life.

She enjoyed doing doll-house crafts and had a love for life. She loved camping and spending time with her friends and extended family at Frey’s Campground, Watsontown. She was a loving and devoted sister and aunt, and loved the beagles, Smooch and Mandy.

She loved her church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Northumberland and dearly loved her family.

Surviving are three sisters and brothers-in-law: Patty A. and Gary Hendershot, Watsontown; Robin and Tom Hunt, Felton, DE; Cindy and Terry Warham, Everitt; a brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Linda Miller, Montgomery; two nephews, Matthew and Mitchell Miller in South Carolina and five great-nieces.

Friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday at Brooks Funeral Home, 124 Main Street, Watsontown where the funeral service will be held Friday at 12:00 Noon with Bishop Curtis Nichols, her pastor, officiating.

In keeping with Sherry’s wishes, she would want you to come in casual attire. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

The family suggests contributions in Sherry’s memory may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 29, 2016




Keith E. Drumheller

Keith E. Drumheller, 66, of Dushore, died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda.

In keeping with Keith's wishes, funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

 

Posted: March 28, 2016

Robert A. (Red) Myers

Robert A. (Red) Myers, 74, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016 in the ManorCare Health Services-South at Williamsport, PA. Born in Montoursville, Lycoming County, PA, on Tuesday, June 24, 1941, he was the son of the late Arthur and L. Pearl (Gower) Myers.

Red was the husband of Patricia A. (Dapp) Myers with whom he celebrated a 33rd wedding anniversary on April 16, 2015.

He was employed as a custodian by the Muncy School District, retiring in 2004.

Red was an avid NASCAR fan. He enjoyed hunting and was a long time member of Piney Ridge Hunting Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sisters, Martha M. and husband Bruce Miller, Montoursville, PA and Mary Jane Filler, Mims, Florida. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was especially fond of his great-nephew, Nicholas. Red was preceded in death by three brothers, twin brothers, Melvin D. and Marvin D. Myers and Harvey E. Myers.

At Red's request, services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA.

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

 

Posted: March 28, 2016

Glenn R. Andrews

Glenn R. Andrews, 97, of Lock Haven died Monday, March 28, 2016 at Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield.

Born May 5, 1918 in Salona he was the son of the late Ralph Andrews and Estella Barner.
On December 25, 1941 he married Sara M. Smeltzer who preceded him in death on July 28, 1997. A sister, Jessie Sheasley; a son, Thomas Michael; and a daughter, Beverly J. Stein also preceded him in death.

He is survived by a sister, Betty Smith of Franklin, TN; daughters Suzann (Vincent) Tedesco of State College, Gwendolyn (Larry) Welch of Olanta, and Jennifer (John) Holmes of Philadelphia; and a son, Glenn R. Andrews, Jr. of Mobile, AL. Glenn was grandfather to 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Glenn served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII as a trainer of bomber radio operators.


Glenn was a graduate of Mill Hall High School and retired from the A&P Tea Company in 1976 having started bagging groceries and rising to a store manager position.

Glenn was a member of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ in Lock Haven.

Glenn enjoyed fishing, camping, and hiking. He was an avid bird watcher and became a state and federal licensed bird bander reporting to Cornell University. Over a 10 year period he banded 5,000 birds.

In retirement he had a large back yard garden which produced abundant tomatoes and zucchinis among other crops as well as peaches and apples.

He was known for the family heirloom roses, iris, and the many beautiful flowers he grew.
At his request there will be no memorial service.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

In memory of Glenn’s love for cats, memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton County S.P.C.A., 33 Mill Hill Rd., Lock Haven, Pa 17745 or your local S.P.C.A.

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 28, 2016




Rockwell "Rocky" H. VanEmon Sr.

Rockwell "Rocky" H. VanEmon Sr., 62 of 1057 River Mill Rd. Jersey Shore, passed away March23, 2016. He was born February 23, 1954, son of the late Richard and Darlene (Gromley) VanEmon.

Rocky is survived by his wife Lucille (Hackenberg) VanEmon, one daughter, Candyce VanEmon, two sons, Rockwell VanEmon, Jr and Roy VanEmon(Amber Koch); two grandchildren, Hunter and Haylynn. He is also survived by two brothers Randolph (Barbara) VanEmon and Rudell VanEmon, two sisters, Rachel Hubler and Rosila (Dan) Tressler; his "in-laws", Jerome and Susan (DeWald) Hackenberg,

"Hack" (Kim) Hackenberg, Teresa (John) Marsh, and several nieces and nephews.

Rocky was a loving husband to Lucy for 27 years and a loving father to his three wonderful children.

He learned his hard work ethic from his grandparents Roy and Rachel Gromley and he had been employed as a truck driver for P Stone, Inc. for the past 29 years.

Rocky enjoyed watching Nascar and football, he loved going hunting fishing and camping or simply just spending time with his family especially his grandkids

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services. Please send any flowers or contributions directly to Lucy at their home.

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

 

Posted: March 28, 2016

Sara Ella Ritter

Sara Ella Ritter, 88 of Williamsport, passed away March 25, 2016 at her Residence. 

There will be no services. 

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: March 28, 2016

Audrey Claire Saylor Hager

Audrey Claire Saylor Hager passed away on March 24, 2016, following a decline in health over the last two years.

Audrey was born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania on August 25, 1931, to the late James Harvey and Anna Lavina (Peterson) Saylor. She is preceded in death by her siblings, sister, Pauline (Paul) Jones of Gainesville, FL; and her brothers, Clifford (Virginia) of Green Valley, AZ, Richard (Margie) of Buffalo, NY, Donald (Audrey), Lowell (Marley), and Eugene (Jeanne), all of Johnstown, PA.

A longtime resident of Hughesville, PA, she is survived by her husband of 64 years, Paul Stephen; daughter, Anne Pauline (Earl) Frantz of Leesport, PA; sons, Stephen Douglas (Laurel) Hager of St Louis, MO, Robert Patrick (Crystal) Hager of Hughesville, PA, and Luther Mark (Diane) Hager of Raleigh, NC. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces in the Somerset and Cambria Counties of Pennsylvania and Brevard County, Florida.

A graduate of the Conemaugh Township High School and the Lock Haven School of Nursing, Audrey worked as a registered nurse for Divine Providence and Muncy Valley Hospitals for nearly 20 years. She was an avid gardener, reader, bird-watcher, nature lover, puzzler, and excellent cook. She will always be remembered as a loving, caring mother and friend who had a passion for Red Rose tea served hot with Johnstown’s La Monicas Italian loaf bread lightly toasted. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew, admired, and loved her. The family wish to acknowledge their appreciation for the skilled and compassionate care Audrey received during her stay at The Gatehouse Hospice and to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home for their sensitive and thoughtful assistance. As per Audrey’s wishes, there will be no viewing or service. Burial will be handled privately by the family at their discretion.

If desired, a donation in Audrey’s memory can be made to The Gatehouse Hospice unit of Divine Providence Hospital or to the Lycoming County SPCA for all the lost or abandoned “Skippies” and “Missies” of the world.

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

 

Posted: March 28, 2016




Merrill “Jack” Johnson Dodge

Merrill “Jack” Johnson Dodge, 85, of Muncy, died Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born September 14, 1930 in Claremont, NH, he was a son of the late Merrill Minor and Famie Jane (Johnson) Dodge. He and his wife, the former Dorothy Flowers, celebrated 62 years of marriage before her death on May 30, 2014.

Jack was a 1948 graduate of Stevens High School, Claremont, NH, and the University of New Hampshire, where he received his bachelor’s degree in history and was a member of The Salamanders acapella group.

Jack served honorably with the U.S. Air Force in an Air Police unit in the Korean War. He started working at U.S. Envelope Company, Springfield, Massachusetts and later served as president of the former C.A. Reed Company. Jack retired from Penntech Papers Inc., NY, where he was Vice President-Sales &Marketing and served on the board of directors.

A family man first and foremost, he loved entertaining and visiting with family and friends. Jack spent his spare time working around the house and farm, fixing just about anything. He could often times be found with dirt on his hands and his head under a car hood. Jack also loved music, taking pictures and dabbling with technology.

Surviving are his brother, Dallas C. Dodge, of Bloomfield, CT; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Eric Dodge, of Houston, TX and Merrill “Jim” and Lauren Dodge, of Jefferson, MA; three daughters and one son-in-law, Martha Dodge, of Bethlehem, Sara Dodge and Keith Stiger, of Muncy and Lucinda Dodge Rodgers, of Muncy; and ten grandchildren, Taylor Byrne Dodge, Ginger Reed, Jack Rodgers, Katie Dodge, Merrill Dodge, Patrick Rodgers, Sam Byrne Dodge, Gregory Dodge Converse, Matthew Dodge and Olivia Dodge.

In addition to his parents and wife, his two sisters, Lucy Orr and Nancy Dow, predeceased him.

Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John E. Lee, retired Methodist pastor, officiating.

Burial will be held privately in the Muncy Cemetery.

The family suggest memorial contributions be made in Jack’s name to either
The H. Porter Rathmell Scholarship Fund, and mailed to First Community Foundation Partnership of PA, 330 Pine St., Suite 400, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to Phoebe Ministries, 1925 W Turner St., Allentown, PA 18104; phone number, (610) 435-9037.

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

 

Posted: March 25, 2016

Nicol "Nick" R. Briel

Nicol R. “Nick” Briel, age 71, of Williamsport died Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at home in Williamsport. Nick was born January 30, 1945 in Shamokin the son of the late Orion and the late Elizabeth (Stewart) Briel.

He served in the U.S. Army. He was employed by Textron Lycoming and was a member of Auto Workers Union, local 787. Nick was also a retired chef.

He is survived by two sons: Eric E.S. Briel of Cortland, NY and Orion “Buddy” Briel; sister: Sharon "Sue" (Gerald) Caputo of Linden and two brothers; Daniel S. (Deborah) Briel of Cogan Station and Robert Briel of Williamsport.

Predeceased by his son, Nicol R. Briel, brother, Orion "Butch" Briel Jr., sisters Truly Ryan, Carol "Pat" Ashby and Arlene Lumbard.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 30 at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 East Third St., Williamsport with the Rev. Mr. Stephen B. Frye officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive family and friends on Wednesday, March 30 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 East Third St., Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc.,968 Postal Rd., Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109 or The Lycoming County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: March 28, 2016

Matthew S. Stoner

Matthew S. Stoner, 33, of South Williamsport, passed away February 7, 2016. He was born June 15, 1982 in Williamsport a son of Jeffrey and Karen Hess Stoner.

Matthew worked at Kellogg’s; he loved karate, was a member of Planet Fitness, loved nature and was a survivalist.

He is survived by his father and step mother, Jeff (Louann) Stoner of Elgin, SC; his mother, Karen L. Stoner of South Williamsport; paternal grandmother, Hilda Campbell of Barbours; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hess Jr. of Williamsport; sister, Heather L. Stoner of Williamsport; nieces and nephew, Amia and Asyuel, and aunts and uncles.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Roy Stoner.

A memorial service will be held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad st. Montoursville. Friends will be received Tuesday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers contributions to help defray expenses may be made c/o Karen Stoner, 25 W. 2nd Ave., South Williamsport, PA17702.

 

Posted: March 28, 2016




Thomas A. Kern

Thomas A. Kern, 90,of 2140 Warrensville Road, Montoursville died Monday March 21, 2016.

Thomas was born in Allentown, PA. on July 15, 1925 the son of Edgar A. and Helen A. Kern. He was a 1943 graduate of Nazareth High School. Tom retired in 1981 as a Field Engineer from the former Bell Telephone Co. after 33 years of service.

He was a 50 yr. member of the Travelers Protective Association. Tom was an avid horseman. He was a WWII Navy veteran serving on the U.S.S. Picking in the South Pacific Theatre of War.

He is survived by his wife the former Caroline Alice Rex Kern, He is also survived by his son and daughter in law Scott E. (Daryl) Kern of Jersey Shore. His grandchild Adam S. Kern of Quakertown also survives him as well as great grandchildren Sidra and Dade Kern also of Quakertown, Pa. and by his daughter in law Dorothy J. Kern of Lebanon ,Pa.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents Edgar and Helen, his son Timothy R. Kern as well as his brother Edgar A. Kern Jr. A memorial service will held and announced at a later date.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. To share a fond memory or to sign an e-registe.

Please visit www.crousefuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: March 25, 2016

Constance J. Kyler

Constance J. Kyler, age 74, of 693 Starr Rd. Montoursville passed away March twenty-second, two thousand sixteen, at Williamsport Hospital.

Born June 17th, 1941 she was the daughter of the late Francis S and M. Louise (Konkle) Kyler.

Connie was an avid horsewoman her entire life. She showed Tennessee Walking Horses, Morgans, and Percheron Draft Horses. She was Secretary of the Pennsylvania Draft Horse and Mule Association and on the Farm Show committee for a number of years. She also had Tack Room Specialties in Montoursville, PA and ran the Pennsylvania Fair Circuit for 20+ years.

Connie was a graduate of the Polyclinic Hospital School of Nursing receiving her RN degree in 1963. She worked for and retired in 2003 from Divine Providence Hospital after 37 years on the payroll. She was also employed as a psychiatric nurse by Muncy Women's Correctional Facility.

For sixteen years Connie was in the trucking business with Smith Trucking and Sones Transport. In 1978 she was one of 33 drivers, and the only woman from the United States to run the Fuel/Mileage test "Double Nickel Challenge"

She is survived by one sister, Bonnie (Charles) Garner of Montoursville, a niece, Jennifer Garner, Williamsport PA, a nephew, Joshua Garner of Montoursville, PA.

A memorial service will be held at 3pm on Tuesday, March 29th at Kaufman Funeral Home with a visitation from 1-3pm.

Donations in Memory of Connie can be made to the Lycoming County SPCA, and Appalacian Horse Help and Rescue.

 

Posted: March 25, 2016

Sharen R. Robbins

Sharen R. Robbins, 84, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016 in the Rose View Center at Williamsport, PA. Born in Danville, Montour County, PA, on Wednesday, December 2, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Curtis and Helen (Stettler) Haines, Sr.

Sharen was the widow of Bruce L. Robbins, Sr. who preceded her in death on April 12, 2002.

She was employed as a sewing machine operator by the former Weldon's at Williamsport.

Sharen enjoyed flower gardening and crocheting.

She is survived by three children, Bonnie L. Laidacker, Muncy, PA; Bruce L. Robbins, Jr., Huntersville, PA and David A. Robbins, Williamsport, PA. Sharen is also survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Sharen was preceded in death by her brother, Curtis Haines, Jr. and her grandson, Franklin E. Robbins.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Twin Hills Memorial Park. The family respectfully declines flowers. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA.

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

 

Posted: March 25, 2016




Franklin Bush

Franklin Bush, 88, of Springtown Road, Watsontown, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Williamsport Hospital.

Born June 16, 1927 in Danville, he was the son of the late Frank and Dora (Plotts) Bush. In 1947 he married the former Bessie E. Sechler and they have celebrated nearly 69 years of marriage.

In 1944 Frank left school and enlisted in the Merchant Marine, later transferring to the US Navy where he served honorably during WWII.

He had worked at Philco/Ford, Watsontown earlier in life and farmed in rural Watsontown for many years. He and his wife owned and operated Bush Berry Farm and Greenhouse for 35 years where they sold “pick-your-own” strawberries and sweet corn. They also raised minks for several years and were well known for their flowers and greenhouses.
He was a life member of the Watsontown American Legion Post and a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Turbotville.

Surviving besides his wife, Bessie, are a son and daughter-in-law, Craig A. and Betty Bush, Watsontown; a daughter and son-in-law, Marsha J. and Pat Betz, Turbotville; five grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; and a brother, Dale E. (Kim) Bush, Milton.

Preceding him in death besides his parents were a son, Dale Bush (1990), a grandson, Nathan Betz (1989), and two sisters: Barbara E. Wesner and Shirley M. Erdly.

Friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 AM Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 39 Paradise Street, Turbotville where a memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Erwin C. Roux, his pastor officiating.

Burial with full military honors will follow in Presbyterian Cemetery, McEwensville.

The family welcomes flowers, but would also suggest that contributions in Frank’s memory could be made to the Building Fund at Zion Lutheran Church, PO Box 277, Turbotville, PA 17772.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc, PC, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 23, 2016

Fred Clayton Strouse

Fred Clayton Strouse, 91, of Lusk Run Rd., Mill Hall, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Haven Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Lock Haven.

He was born in Salona on January 5, 1925, the son of the late Grover Cleveland & Rose Jane Shoemaker Strouse.

On December 3, 1955, Fred married the former Billie Lee Stevens, who preceded him in death May 13, 2002.

On November 10, 2005 in Mill Hall, he married the former Bertha From Quigg, who survives.

Fred served in the United States Navy on the USS Bataan as a 3rd Class Ship Service Man from June 23, 1943 until his Honorable Discharge December 16, 1945.

He was a member of the Lock Haven First Church of Christ and Cheerful Gleaners Sunday School Class.

Fred loved working outdoors, especially gardening. He also enjoyed bowling.

He worked as a farmer before working at Piper Aircraft. He then went to work for American Airline before becoming the owner of his restaurant in Florida. Following that employment, Fred worked as an electrical contractor in California for 29 years until his retirement on July 31, 1993.

In addition to his wife Bertha, he is survived by a daughter, Ronnie Lee Strouse of California; a step-son, Allen (Marie) Quigg of Narvon; a sister, Charlotte Eleanor Cryder of Renovo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Billie, and his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings: Ralf Edward Strouse, Edith Margaret Muthler, Alice Mae Laubscher and Lydia Strouse.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 12 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Rev. Steve Salmon officiating.

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

Private burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Lock Haven First Church of Christ.

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

 

Posted: March 24, 2016

Hugh P. Bennett, Sr.

Hugh P. Bennett, Sr., 80, of Linden passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Mt. Nittany Medical Center in State College.

Hugh was the widow of the late Lois (Hammaker) Bennett who passed away in 2007 and was preceded in death by Shirley (Snyder) Bennett, mother of his children in 2013.

Hugh was born November 16, 1935 in Bastress and was the son of the late James and Hilda (Dannker) Bennett.

Hugh served as an Airman in the U.S. Air Force, and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was also a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the American Welding Society. He worked at P.M.F. Industries, where he retired in 1995 after 31 years of service. Hugh was also a cook for years at several restaurants that were in the area, Lee’s Diner and The Keystone Diner. He was a member of the State Road United Methodist Church in Linden.

Hugh loved being outdoors; he loved to sit at the river and fish and spent many hours cutting his lawn, oh how he loved his tractor! He was very attached to his two dogs, Boots and Socks and cat Bobbi.

He is survived by two sons, Hugh Bennett, Jr. (Deborah), of Harrisburg; Charles (Jerri) Bennett, of Williamsport; three daughters, Lucina (Cindi) Campbell, of Williamsport, Patricia (Thomas) Zimmerman of Montoursville, Cynthia Eiswert of Shippensburg; ten grandchildren, and seventeen great grandchildren.

In addition to his children and grandchildren, he is survived by one brother, Marvin (Peggy) Bennett of Williamsport, four sisters, Jane (Douglas) Williams of Williamsport, Connie (Jake) Shipman of Williamsport, Carol (John) Schnech of Altoona, Dianne (Anthony) Armando of New Jersey.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Brenda Dupree, of North Carolina and Debra Bennett, of Amarillo Texas; two brothers, James and Randy both of Williamsport; two sisters, Dorothy Hiller of Williamsport and Paulene Satori, of Montoursville.
In keeping with the wishes of Hugh, there will be no visitation. A military graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date.

Contributions in his memory can be made to http://clearthoughtsfoundation.org to help with the research in finding a cure for dementia.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 25, 2016




Michelle Lynn Inch

Michelle Lynn Inch, 32, of Montoursville, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

Born February 8, 1984 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Gary W. and Linda J. (Robbins) Inch of Montoursville.

She was a life-long member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, Montoursville. She was a 2003 graduate of Montoursville High School and received an associate’s degree in massage therapy from Mt. Nittany School of Massage. She was employed with the Caregivers of America in Williamsport.

Michelle enjoyed “hanging out” with her friends, she was an avid reader and liked fishing and being outdoors.

Surviving in addition to her parents are a brother Christopher Inch of Montoursville, two nephews Jonah and Connor, and a niece Reese, aunts and uncles Nancy E. and Richard G. Thursby of Montoursville, Larry A. Robbins of South Carolina, and Connie J. Turner of Montoursville, cousins Alex (Andrea) Turner of Williamsport, Robert (Jennifer) Thursby of Ralston, and Christie (Kevin) Fry of South Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Donald L. and Jean C. Robbins and Herman E. and Peg Inch.

Visitation will be held from 9-10:15 a.m. Saturday, April 2 at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church 369 Broad St. Montoursville followed by a memorial service to honor Michelle’s life at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. David B. Letscher officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to Bethany Lutheran Church 369 Broad St. Montoursville PA 17754 or Caregivers America 911 Westminster Drive #5 Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. Online condolences may be made at www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 23, 2016

Glennus L. Kepner

Glennus L. Kepner, 64 of Muncy, died March 22, 2016 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. 

At his request, services will be private. 

Memorial contributions may be made in Glennus’s name to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org

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

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

 

Posted: March 23, 2016

Margaret M. “Peg” Daniels

Margaret M. “Peg” Daniels, 98, of 700 Tanglewood Rd., Muncy, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Watsontown Health and Rehab Center.

Born September 4, 1917 in Somerville, MA, she was a daughter of the late George Thomas and Ellen Louise (Purcell) Jones. She married John F. Daniels, June 4, 1941.

Peg was a graduate of Somerville High School and attended a business college, where she received an associate’s degree.

Peg and her husband owned and operated Yankee Trader Antiques, Montoursville.

She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Muncy, where she was a former member of the women’s organization.

In her spare time, Peg enjoyed Tole painting.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Marc and Kathleen Daniels, of Barnesville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and James Hubbard, of Drums and Patricia and Jeffrey Ledford, of Muncy; a sister, Virginia Marie Jones, RSM of St. Louis, MO; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Daniels, who died Feb. 27, 2016; five brothers; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

Friends will be received from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., with her pastor the Rev. Glenn McCreary, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.

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

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

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

 

Posted: March 23, 2016




Kenneth H. Goodbrod

Kenneth H. Goodbrod, 86, of Williamsport, formerly of Avis, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born, February 23, 1930 in Williamsport he was a son of the late Harry and Bessie (Harman) Goodbrod.

Ken proudly served his country and was a combat Medic of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army. He was awarded numerous medals including the Combat Medical Badge with the 25th Infantry Division.

Ken attended Williamsport Area Schools. He retired from Bethlehem Steel after 35 years of employment. His hobbies included years of camping at the North 40 Campground, English Bulldogs, and playing the harmonica. He also loved spending time with his family. Ken was a life member of the Moose Lodge 214 in Jersey Shore, the VFW Duboistown Post 7863, and the American Legion, Post 36 in Jersey Shore. He was also a member of Castanea Fire Co. No. 1.

Ken shared 48 years with his loving companion Freda Dullen.

Surviving are three daughters, Gwendolyn E. Barbee-Black of Renton, WA, Gay E. Fedder (Steve) of South Williamsport, and Grace E. Brelsford (Don) of Linden; one step-daughter Deanna Worden of Lock Haven; two sisters Dorothy Bastian of Williamsport, and Joanne Hessert of South Williamsport; 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 4 step great-grandchildren and 6 step-great great grandchildren.

Ken is also survived by 2 special caregivers, Gail Kilgus and Donna Manciocchi, who provided excellent loving care during his time of need and for which the family is tremendously grateful.

Ken was preceded in death by a step son Doyle Dullen, three brothers Harman Goodbrod, Earl Goodbrod and William Goodbrod and two sisters Hedy Probst and Maxine Stokes.

A funeral service to honor the life of Ken will be held 12 p.m. Thursday at New Covenant United Church of Christ 202 East Third Street Williamsport, PA 17701. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the church.

Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park with Military Honors accorded by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Lycoming County or Clinton County SPCA.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 22, 2016

Arlene Mariam (Catherman) Mayer

Arlene Mariam (Catherman) Mayer, 91, of Montgomery died Monday March 21, 2016.

Born February 16, 1925 in Milton, she was a daughter of the late Harry H. and Mary (Milheim) Catherman.

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband Charles D. Mayer whom she married January 15, 1949.

She is survived her children, Charles H. Mayer (Cindy) of Cogan Station, Crystal D. Hite (Mike) of Montgomery, a daughter-in-law Linda (Lundy) Mayer, 14 grandchildren, Amy Kaiser, who was her care giver, Steffanie Bowes, Joshua Mayer, Chuck Mayer, Alisha Mayer, Jacqueline Rist, Jessica Fowler, David Kaiser, Kristine Gardner, Kim Lindsey, Karen Harman, Michelle Hite, Johnny Easton and Dawn Marie Easton, and numerous great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son Gary (Maylo) L. Mayer and a granddaughter Mindy Sue Mayer.

Family and friends are invited to a graveside service at Green Lawn Memorial Park in Montgomery on Monday at 2:00 p.m.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 23, 2016

Mable L. “Tootie” Cummings

Mable L. “Tootie” Cummings, 90, of Moreland Twp. died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at home.

She was born June 6, 1925 in New Castle, she is the daughter of the late David L. and Alice Cooper. She married Vernie James Cummings on July 26, 1946, in New York City, who preceded her in death on December 7, 1998.

She was employed as an O.R. Technician for 30 years working in Rahway, NJ and Muncy Valley Hospital. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, NJ, and attended Moreland Baptist Church, Muncy, PA. She enjoyed playing her guitar and singing with her family. She also enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Tootie loved her Cadillac's and driving her friends to lunch or doctor appointments. One of her highlights was cooking her delicious dinners for her family.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra M. Braden of Danville, Susan J. Liuzza of Muncy; 5 grandchildren, Roxanne, Jodi, Staci, Jessica, Joseph, and spouses; and 13 great grandchildren.
Tootie is the 9th of 17 children; her youngest sister Mellie Dion survives her.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

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

 

Posted: March 23, 2016




Shirley L. Knight

Shirley L. Knight, 88, of Williamsport, died Monday, March 21, 2016, at ManorCare Health Services North. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Theodore E. Knight, on May 19, 2013.

Born Feb. 28, 1928, in Lewisburg, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Mabel (Wolf) Baumgartner.

Shirley attended Williamsport High School and retired from the Williamsport Area School District after more than 20 years of service in the cafeteria.

She was a member of St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Steven Edward Knight, of Williamsport, Kim Edward (Carol) Knight, of Muncy, and Shawn Anthony (Joseph) Knight, of South Williamsport; one daughter, Stacey Ann Treese (Lee), of Williamsport; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a son, William Gary Knight; a granddaughter; Shelli Fishman; and a sister, Peggy Stryker.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Shirley’s name to Alzheimerás Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes Barre, PA 18740.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 21, 2016

Richard W. McCabe

Richard W. McCabe, 57, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Rick was born in Williamsport on April 11, 1958, the son of Peter J. and Alma C. Kepner McCabe.

Rick was employed by the Williamsport Housing Authority and Penn Ram. He enjoyed car shows, car memorabilia, hot wheels and anything car related, but his greatest joy was family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving are his former wife and caretaker, Pamela L. McCabe; a daughter and son-in-law, Julie L. and William Shearer, of Lock Haven; son, Oscar T. McCabe and his fiancee, Amber, of Williamsport and Oscar’s mother from a previous marriage Patti J. Bracey; eight grandchildren; a stepdaughter and her husband, Melissa and Bradley Anderson; his biological mother Peggy Moyer; and two sisters Kim Moyer and Brenda Cook. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Alma McCabe.

The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday March 24, 2016, at 1 p.m., followed by burial at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

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

To share a fond memory or sign a register book, please visit www.crousefuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: March 22, 2016

Max B. Matchett

Max B. Matchett, age 86 passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 in Huntington, Long Island, NY.

Max was born May 17, 1929 and lived in Newberry until early 2007 when he moved to Long Island to be close to his brother. Max was a career employee of Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania and retired in 1994 after 38 years of distinguished service.

He was a son of Robert H. and Martha Dice Matchett, both deceased. Surviving are a brother Earl and his wife Jane of Huntington, NY, sister Suzanne Cipriany and her husband Darrell of Westerville, OH, three nieces, a grandniece, and two nephews. An older brother, Robert Paul, predeceased Max in 1933.

Max was baptized at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Newberry and worshipped at Trinity Episcopal Church in Williamsport from 1943 until moving to Long Island in 2007; he served as an acolyte, choir member and usher at Trinity. Max was known for his unusual success as an aspiring Christian.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM on Thursday, March 24, at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond Street Williamsport. A funeral service to honor Max's life will be conducted 10 AM Friday, March 25 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 West Fourth Street, Williamsport. Interment will follow at Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.

Memorial contributions in Max’s name may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Fund 844 W. Fourth St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 22, 2016




George W. “Sonny” Peasley

George W. “Sonny” Peasley, 82, of Mill Hall passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Susque View Home, Lock Haven.

Born on August 4, 1933 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late William and Helen Bryon Peasley.

Sonny attended Lock Haven High School.

He served in the Army during the Korean War from 1950-1953, earning the rank of Sergeant.

On June 7, 1952 he married the love of his life, the former Roberta Lee Warner, who preceded him in death on February 25, 1998.

In his earlier years Sonny worked for the railroad in New York. He then worked as a truck driver for various companies until his retirement.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time at the river lot on the Susquehanna River. Sonny loved NASCAR. Most important to him, though, was his family.

In May 2010 Sonny had the privilege of being presented with his Military medals by Colonel Reynolds and the Honor Guard in front of 200 of his family and friends. This was made possible by two special people, Sue Bardo and Dave Bowers.

Surviving are six children: Soni Summers of McElhattan, Marlene (Jeff) Snyder of Mill Hall, Georgia Gunsallus of Boulder Creek, CA; Becky (Dan) Campbell of Lock Haven, George “Willy” Peasley, Jr. of Mill Hall, and Patty (Doug) Shoemaker of Jersey Shore; two sisters, Pat Beury of McElhattan and Shirley Myers of Lock Haven; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and his beloved beagle, D.J.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mick Peasley.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 3 P.M. at Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Pastor Dennis Callahan officiating. Military Honors will follow. Private burial will be at Woolrich Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6-8 P.M. as well as on Wednesday from 1 P.M. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made in Sonny’s name to the Susque View Home Residents’ Memorial Fund through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: March 21, 2016

Lester A. “Bud” Diehl

Lester A. “Bud” Diehl, 90, a resident of Manor Care Nursing Home, Jersey Shore, formerly of Lock Haven and Flemington, died Friday March 18, 2016 at the Divine Providence Hospital Gatehouse Hospice, Williamsport.

He was born May 24, 1925 in Lock Haven. On May 25, 1946 in Lock Haven he married his wife of 67 years, the former Betty May Andrus who preceded him in death December 16, 2013.

Bud was a 1943 graduate of Lock Haven High School. He retired as the Manager of Sales and Service with Piper Aircraft Corporation. He then worked for Textron, Williamsport until fully retiring. He was an accomplished pilot and flight instructor and flew all over the world.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Lock Haven Elks Lodge, and a past president of the West Branch River Association. Bud played the bugle and was one of the original members of the Black Knights Drum & Bugle Corp. He enjoyed hunting and was a charter member of the Buckhorn Hunting Club. Bud lived for the times he spent with his family especially on his boat and river lot on the Susquehanna River.

He is survived by 4 daughters, Linda A. (Roman) Huzar, of Coopersburg, Cynthia S. (Harry) Romig, of Harrisburg, Debra K. (Rich) Bowers, of Mill Hall, and Betsy Jo (Tom) Bowes, of Wyomissing, 2 sons, Scott W. (Jodi), of Mill Hall, and Jon L. (Connie), of Lock Haven, a sister, Donna (Jim) Moore, of Beech Creek, 12 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Peggy and Patricia (Robert Taylor).

Private Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY, 10018.

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

 

Posted: March 21, 2016

Lorraine Thompson

Very little is known about Lorraine’s early life.

She grew in South Central PA on a small farm and lost her family at an early age at which time she became a ward of the state. From what little she spoke about or remembered, it was not a very good start for her.

Many will remember her as “pony tail.” This was the nickname given to her while she worked for many years cleaning at the “old” Lysock View on Warrensville Road. Most will remember her jumper house dresses, white bobby socks, black strap shoes, and the ponytail she always wore her hair in. She was a kind hearted soul who loved everyone and especially any cat within a mile radius.

After retiring from Lysock, she was taken in by Mary Temple, who she lived with for many years until Mary passed away in 2010. Since then, Lorraine has been living at Sycamore Manor, now known as Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation Center and Nursing Center. She especially loved Mary’s family, whom she (and they) adopted as their own family.

Lorraine will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Her simple, innocent, and trusting spirit will forever be etched in our minds.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: March 21, 2016




Yvonne C. (Mazeall) Guffey

Yvonne C. (Mazeall) Guffey, 77, of Milton, died Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Milton Nursing and Rehab Center, Milton.

She was born on September 10, 1938 in Milton and was the daughter of the late John D. and Lottie Jane (Herrick) Mazeall.

On December 31, 1954 Yvonne married the late Leo W. Guffey and they celebrated 60 years of marriage together until his death on August 16, 2015.

She worked for and retired from American Home Foods.

Yvonne was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Lewisburg and enjoyed crocheting.

She is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law; Leo W. Guffey, Jr. of Rockford, IL, Charles W. and Rosa Guffey of Santa Teresa, NM, Rodney W. Guffey of Mount Pocono and Tracy W. and Pauline Guffey of Milton, one daughter; Carol Evans of Burick, four grandchildren; David (Heidi) Evans of New Zealand, Melissa Guffey of Utah, Steven Guffey of Indianna and Jessica Guffey and Zack Smith of Milton and four great grandchildren; Johnny Smith, Hailie Smith, Brennan Guffey and Isabella O’grady.

In addition to her parents and husband, Yvonne was preceded in death by two brothers; Ralph and John Mazeall and one sister; Amanda Huffman.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 63 North Franklin Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 17801.

A graveside service for Yvonne will take place at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy with the Reverend John Staje, Jr. officiating. Arrangements are being handled by The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street, Milton, PA 17847.

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Posted: March 21, 2016

Linda J. Goodman

Linda J. Goodman, 76 of Loyalsock Township and a winter resident of Cape Canaveral, Fla, passed away from a rare form of cancer on March 17, 2016 at Valley View Nursing Center. She was born January 30, 1940 in Millville, a daughter of Truman and Helen Piatt Greenly.

Linda was a career elementary teacher, teaching in Pottstown, Williamsport, and Troy. She retired from the Troy Area School District in 1996. In 2006 she and her husband returned to the Williamsport area. Linda was a member of Pine Street United Methodist Church, Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, and the Williamsport Music Club.

Linda held an affection for the many friends that she acquired in each of the places she lived, and was in turn valued by them. As a child she was gifted with a beautiful soprano voice which she cultivated to a high degree. She was a soloist with the Lycoming College Choir. While at Lycoming she sang the title role in “Susannah” a contemporary opera by Carlisle Floyd. She continued to sing at weddings, and sang in church choirs until she retired from the Williamsport Pine Street Church Sanctuary Choir due to the effects of her disease.

As retired educators she and her husband have enjoyed many years of travel, particularly to Europe which they have visited in excess of 20 times. Their favorite method of travel was to fly to some European city, then rent a car and drive, not always with a set itinerary. Typically they would stop overnight in an old-fashioned --sometimes medieval -- wayside inn that could provide a delicious meal and a restful sleep upstairs.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents and by her only child, Griff.

Surviving is her husband of 53 years, Roger A. Goodman, and a sister Joanne Thomas. In addition two nieces survive, and several great nieces and nephews.

A graveside service for friends and family will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 24 at Millville Cemetery with Pastor Douglas M. Eberly officiating. A visitation for friends and family will be held from 11 to 12 p.m. at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street, Montoursville.

The family will provide flowers. Contributions may be made to The Williamsport Symphony, the Central PA Food Bank, or Habitat for Humanity.

A memorial service in Troy will be announced at a later date.

 

Posted: March 21, 2016

Barbara A. Phillips

Barbara A. Phillips, 74, of Pennsdale, died Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of Donald M. Phillips, who were married on December 24, 1959. Donald preceded her in death on October 23, 2015.

Born January 17, 1942 in Muncy, she is the daughter of the late Howard W. and Meryl L. (Reese) Elliott. Prior to her retirement she was employed for 44 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Muncy Valley Hospital. Barbara was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Hughesville, and active in Bethany Church Women's Group. She is the former President of Pennsdale Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed crafting and painting, and especially spending time with her family. Barbara was an avid baker and won awards at the annual State Farm Show Angel Food Cake contest.

Surviving are a daughter, Christine E. (Joseph) Baur of Hughesville; a son, David M. (Lisa) Phillips of Lancaster; four grandchildren, Kyle A. Wagner, Zachary M. Phillips, Emily R. Russell, and Jacob H. Russell. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a Sister, Betty L. Keefer, and a grandchild Baby Wagner.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 at Bethany United Methodist Church, 111 South Second Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Jane L. O’Borski officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the church, one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s name to Bethany United Methodist Church, 111 South Second Street, Hughesville, PA 17737.

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

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

 

Posted: March 21, 2016




Gordon D. Walters

Gordon D. Walters, 64, of Montgomery, died Friday, March 18, 2016 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born March 22, 1951 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Britton and Emma (Clark) Walters.

Gordon is survived by a daughter, Melissa M. Walters of Montgomery; two sisters, Shirley Houseknecht of Picture Rock and Brenda Whipple of Elimsport; three brothers, Joe Walters of Hughesville, Robert Walters of Hughesville and Tom Walters of Muncy; and a grandson, Connor Windham of Montgomery.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers Roy, Warren, Harley, and Donald Walters; and a sister, Mildred.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

 

Posted: March 21, 2016

Harry T. Gower

Harry T. Gower, 69, a resident of Cogan Station, PA, passed away on Friday March 18, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born June 17, 1946, in Jersey Shore, PA. He was the son of the late George and Catherine (Crisswell) Gower.

Harry was the husband of Pamela L. (Grove) Gower with whom he celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on July 3, 2015.

Harry was a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Quiggleville, PA. Harry served honorably in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed at Bulkmatic Transport for 12 years as a loader. He had also worked at the former Tetley Inc, Capital Bakery, and Dean Phipps. He was an avid NASCAR fan. Harry was also a member of the VFW.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Krrin A. and Scott R. Shick of Allenwood, PA. Also surviving are two sisters, Ruth Fornwalt of South Williamsport, PA and Lois Mosso of Cogan Station, PA and three brothers Richard (Nancy) Gower of Jersey Shore, PA LeRoy (Donna) Gower of Rote, PA.

In addition to his parents, Harry preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Eck and Wilda Hamman and two brothers, Ralph and Harold Gower.

A Celebration of Harry’s Life will be held at 11 A.M. Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 1877 St. Michael’s road, Cogan Station, PA by Rev. Mark Brumbach officiating.

Interment will be in the church’s cemetery. Family and friends may call Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport, PA. The family will provide flowers.

If desired memorial contributions may be made to; Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 1877 St. Michael’s Road, Cogan Station, PA 17728, or American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Posted: March 21, 2016

Rosemary Diane Heffner

Rosemary Diane Heffner, 64, of 1037 North Lane, Lock Haven died Saturday, March 19, 2016 at her residence.

She was born January 16, 1952 in Kalamazoo, Michigan the daughter of the late Kenneth B. Lamorandier and Lillie M. Arndt Lamorandier who survives in Kalamazoo, MI. She married Raymond L. Heffner who survives.

Rose taught in Catholic elementary schools for 7 years. She earned her Master’s Degree in Library Information Science from Louisiana State University. As an Associate at Online Computer Library Center she helped launch online databases used by librarians worldwide. She worked as a Library Assistant at the Childrens Center of the Ross Library helping with visual displays and outreach programs. She also worked with the James V. Brown Library, Williamsport as a Business Librarian and liason with the business community of Lycoming County. Rose was an active member of the Holy Spirit Parish, St. Agnes Church of Lock Haven.

In addition to her husband and mother, Rose is survived by 4 sisters, Kathleen Ross, of Plainwell, MI, Barbara Caswell, of Kalamazoo, MI, Joanne Macvean, of Martin, MI, and Cheryl Kirschman, of Three Rivers, MI.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Lock Haven with the Rev. Father Joseph Orr as Celebrant.

Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Lock Haven. Friends will be received at the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 East Church Street, Lock Haven on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Spirit Parish, 3 East Walnut Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745, Annie Halenbake Ross Library, 232 West Main Street, Lock Haven, PA, 17745 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Posted: March 21, 2016




Robert W. Beiter

Robert W. Beiter, 73, of Williamsport passed away on March 17th at home.

He was born March 5th, 1943, the fourth of five children of the late Paul E. and Edith E. (Greevy) Beiter, also of Williamsport. Known as Bob to his family, friends, and loyal customers, he was the founder and proprietor of Beiter’s Home Center.

Bob's long history in business started out of the garages of his parents and parents-in-law in the 1960s and grew to the current chain of home centers throughout central Pennsylvania, anchored by their South Williamsport store across from Little League International Headquarters.

Bob was extremely committed and generous to both his church, St. Boniface Catholic Church, and the local Catholic school system. He graduated from St. Mary's Catholic High School in 1961, one of the predecessors to the St. John Neumann Regional Academy. He could always be found at school or church events, serving food, running a booth, selling raffle tickets, or just cheering from the sidelines of the basketball games.

Bob was a veteran of the Pennsylvania National Guard and was elected Lycoming County Commissioner in 1976 for one term. His civic involvement also included lifetime membership in The Gesang Verein Harmonia Club, the Democratic Club, and the WAN Society, all based in Williamsport. Bob was also an avid sports fan, especially St. Louis Cardinals baseball and Dallas Cowboys, Notre Dame and Penn State football.

Bob may be most remembered for his many philanthropic works, despite his preference to do them with little fanfare. Whether he was helping spearhead a big project or just helping a friend out with a few dollars and a cup of coffee, Bob was always willing to put the needs of others ahead of his own.

He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Anita M. (Andreacci) Beiter, daughter and son-in-law Angela M. and William D. Welty of South Williamsport, son and daughter-in-law Robert T. and Angela M. (Mosser) Beiter also of South Williamsport, daughter and daughter-in-law Paula J. Beiter and Melissa M. Machmer of Williamsport, and son Christopher J. Beiter of Philadelphia. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Brett and Dylan Garbrick, Hayden Beiter and Abbie Welty, his siblings Paul H., Sister Paula Marie (Kathryn), and Thomas Beiter, and Jeanne West, and many beloved cousins, nephews, nieces, and grandnephews and grandnieces. He will be missed by his feline companions, Sandy and Echo.

Friends will be received at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 East 3rd Street in Williamsport, Monday, March 21st from 2 to 4 PM and from 6 to 8 PM.

Services will be held at St. Boniface Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 22nd at 10:30 AM, followed by interment at St. Boniface Cemetery on Penn Street.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in his memory to the Academic Angel Fund at St. John Neumann Regional Academy, 901 Penn St., Williamsport, PA 17701 to help local families in need cover the costs of tuition.

Expressions of sympathy can also be directed towww.crousefuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: March 18, 2016

Jane Marie Sallada

Jane Marie Sallada, 90, of Williamsport, died Thursday, March 17, 2016, at the Williamsport Home. She was preceded in death by her husband George W. Sallada.

Born Jan. 22, 1926, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Margaret (Stryker) Seaman.

Jane was a former member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church and a recent member of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was also a former member of the Eastern Star and Trout Run Senior Citizen’s Club.

She was a house and pet sitter for many years and later retired from Litton Industries. Jane had a passion for volunteering especially at the Williamsport Home. She loved children and all kinds of animals. She also enjoyed the countryside.

Surviving are her three children, Barbara L. Cady (Alan), of Cogan Station, Kirk S. Sallada (Carrie), of Roaring Branch, Tammie D. Mulberger, of Trout Run; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren with one great-grandson on the way; two brothers, Paul Seaman (Evelyn), of Williamsport, and Galen Seaman, of Loyalsock, and special friend’s, Ray Venema, of Montoursville, and Mary and John Haller, of Williamsport.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Seaman; a sister, Margaret Swingle; and a son-in-law, Rob A. Mulberger.

A memorial service to honor the life of Jane will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 1877 St. Michael’s Road, Cogan Station, with the Rev. Joshua L. Reinsburrow officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at St. Michael's Lutheran Church.

Burial will be held private at the convenience of the family in St. Michael's Lutheran Church Cemetery.

The family will provide flowers.

"Jane the pain from down the lane."-Was loved by all.

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

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Posted: March 18, 2016

Eleanor Rupert

Eleanor Rupert, 94, of Muncy, died Friday, March 18, 2016 at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born March 4, 1922 in Greenwood Twp, she was a daughter of the late Bannis O. and Pearl (Renn) Boudman. She married the late Wilbur A.Rupert, who preceded her in death on February 10, 2012.

Eleanor was a member of Moreland Baptist Church, where she attended the adult sunday school classes, and also taught Sunday school for a number of years. In her spare time she enjoyed embroidery, sewing, gardening, and canning.

Eleanor is survived by three daughters, Joyce Long of Unityville, Barbara Bryan of Hughesville, and Dian Davis of Sugarland, TX; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and two great -great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Clay, Kenneth, Grant, Elery, and Chester Sr Boudman; and a sister Laura Rupert.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 22 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, with Rev. Robert Ingraham officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and asks memorial contributions be made to the Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., Muncy, PA 17756.

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

 

Posted: March 21, 2016




Mary T. Mast

Mary T. Mast, 79, of Williamsport, formerly of Morris and New Holland passed away on Monday March 14, 2016 at the Williamsport Home.

Born May 13, 1936 in Reading she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Domijan) Harvan. Mary married Vernon G. Mast on July 7, 1956 and together they shared 59 years of marriage together.

Mary retired from the payroll department at Ford New Holland after nearly 30 years of service. She enjoyed reading, boating, hunting and fishing with her husband and indulging in hardshell crabs at their place on the bay in North East, MD. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Mary was a former member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Wellsboro and Our Lady of Lourdes, New Holland.

Surviving in addition to her husband is a daughter Teresa “Tammy” Houck and her husband Ronald, of Williamsport, two grandchildren, Christina Izzo (Guy) of Florida, and Jonathan Houck of Virginia, and three great grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by four brothers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd. with Rev. Michael Zipay, celebrant.

A private interment will be held in Reading.

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

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Posted: March 16, 2016

John W. “Jack” Kneedler

John W. “Jack” Kneedler, 94, of Beech Creek passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at his home.

Born in Cherry Tree on March 22, 1921, he was the son of the late L. Vernon and Frances Haagen Kneedler.

He was a 1939 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

On August 30, 1941 in Winchester, VA, Jack married the love of his life, the former Maxine M. “Kelly” McGill, who preceded him in death on July 4, 1998.

Jack was employed at Piper Aircraft during WWII, from 1940 until 1947. During that time, he earned his pilot’s license flying Cub Flyers.

He worked for 31 years as an Insurance Agent for Baltimore Life Insurance Company, retiring in 1981.

Jack was a member of Faith Chapel United Methodist Church, Howard, where he attended Sunday School and served as a Trustee as well as on the Pastor Parish Committee.

He was a member of Howard Area Lions Club.

In Jack’s earlier years he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also an avid golfer and talented woodworker.

Between the years of 1941 and 1981 he played in numerous bands including the Edna Faye Band, Dukes, and Last Resort.

Surviving are many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Jack was preceded in death by a brother, George Kneedler; a sister, Erma Smith; and three half-sisters: Mary Martz, Mildred Young, and Georgia Smith.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Pastor Mark Johnson officiating. Private burial will take place at Hayes-Fearon Cemetery, Beech Creek.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 6 until 8 P.M. The Howard Area Lions Club will present a service at 7:45 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jack’s name may be made to either Faith Chapel United Methodist Church or the Howard Area Lion’s Club through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: March 17, 2016

Florence L. "Flo" Sharkey

Florence L. "Flo" Sharkey, 73, a resident of Loyalsock Twp., passed away at the Gatehouse on Wednesday March 16, 2016.

Services are pending.

 

Posted: March 17, 2016




LaRaine E. Smith

LaRaine E. Smith, 102, of Williamsport died Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the Williamsport Hospital.

Born August 29, 1913 in Farragut, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Maude Wertz Bowman.

Laraine was the owner and operator of the former Long Reach Flowers. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, cooking and country music.

She is survived by her children ; Beverly Ticey of Rancho Dominguez, CA, Raymond (Jan) Smith of South Williamsport, Howard Smith of Duboistown, Albert (Mary) Smith of Denver, a step-daughter; Arbutus Focht, a son-in-law Robert Allison , many grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and great- great- grandchildren .

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Raymond Smith, two daughters, Joyce Barnes and Sally Allison, a son Ronnie, two infant children, LaRaine and Donald Smith, four step-sons; George and Joe Kadash, Winfred and Arthur Smith, three step- daughters; Nellie Mae Smith, Vivian Schreppel, and Naomi Hoover, and three sisters and two brothers.

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

Interment will be in Montoursville Cemetery.

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Posted: March 15, 2016

Constance "Connie" M. Crane

Constance "Connie" M. Crane, 89, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016, at the Gatehouse in Williamsport. Born June 12, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Eric and Mary C. (Newcomer) Gilbody.

In 1948, Connie married her husband of 56 years, Donald E. Crane, who passed away Jan. 7, 2004.

A lifelong resident of Williamsport, Connie had been employed by the Williamsport Hospital, where she had worked for 20 years, as a registered nurse, retiring in 1989.

Connie was a member of the Gardenview Baptist Church for over 56 years. She was very active within the church, holding the positions of Deaconess and the Sunday School Superintendent for many years. She truly enjoyed attending Tuesday Bible Studies.

Connie is survived by a son, Joshua G. (Crystal) Crane, of Williamsport; three daughters, Christen E. Crispin, of Williamsport, Charm A. (James) Young, of Montoursville and Camille D. Crane, of Williamsport; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Jane Webster, of Williamsport.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Connie was predeceased by two sisters, Margaret Rodgers and Martha McManus.

A visitation will be held Friday, March 18, 2016, at the Gardenview Baptist Church, 1600 Doris Ave., Williamsport, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Robert Achey officiating. Burial will be at Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.

Arrangements are being handled by Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation and Funeral Home, 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

 

Posted: March 16, 2016

Marlin F. 'Bud' Kurtz

Marlin F. "Bud" Kurtz, 78, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born Sept. 7, 1937, in Williamsport, he was a son of Marlin B. and Bernadine (Hillyard) Kurtz.

Bud was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He had worked in sales at the former Quality Home Furniture and was the former owner of Jewel Tea Company. He was a lifetime gold member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 970, where he had served as president. Bud was a member of the American Legion No. 617, South Williamsport. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing, bowling, polka, had played in many pool leagues and quoits.

Surviving are six children, Rusty (Patricia) Kurtz, of Lock Haven, Cathy (John) Andrus, of Avis, Rebecca (Alvie) Saxon, of Lock Haven, Leonard (Martha) Powers, of Ravenna, Ohio, Pauline Riggle, of Jersey Shore, and Shawn (Mary) Kurtz, of Lock Haven; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; siblings, Richard (Mary) Kurtz, of Cogan Station, Doris Fisher, of Montandon, Albert "Jeff" Crossley, of Florida, Ada (Jim) Gibson, of Williamsport and Judy Curry, of Williamsport; and a companion, Florence Reed, of Williamsport.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth (Wycoff) Kurtz in 2000; a son, Wayne Kurtz; one grandchild; and a sister, Donna Walker.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 21, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. A funeral service to honor Bud’s life will follow at 7 p.m. Burial will be private in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

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

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Posted: March 16, 2016




Armeta DeVito Gnoffo

Armeta DeVito Gnoffo, 96, of Duboistown, died Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Rose View Center.

Born March 18, 1919 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Anthony and Frances (Pence) DeVito. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years Biaggio I. Gnoffo in 2001 and a brother Thomas DeVito.

Armeta was a 1936 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was a life member of the Christian Apostolic Church. She had volunteered at Rose View and with the Salvation Army.

Surviving are her sister Elizabeth Hazel Cummiskey of Duboistown and many nieces and nephews.

In keeping with her wishes, services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Armeta’s name may be made to Bethany Retreat 4706 Westlake Road Cazenovia, NY 13035.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: March 15, 2016

Leonard E. Budman

Leonard E. Budman, 84, of Elimsport, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born January 4, 1932 in Unityville a son of the late Brady J. and Edna R. Evans Budman.

Leonard retired from the former Bethleem Steel, and in addition was a farmer his entire life. He was a member of the Antique Tractor Association; he enjoyed tractor pulls, going to the shows, snowmobiling, and collecting John Deere Tractors.

He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, the former Hulda L. Marshall; brothers, Lewis, John, Neil, and Charles Budman, and sisters, Marie Hauk and May Bryan.

He is survived by his children, Leonard E. Budman, Fred L. Budman, Charles B. (Tara) Budman, Carl F. Budman, Wayne E. Budman, Charlene L. (Tim) Gordon, and Rose E. Bogart. He is also survived by his brothers, Russell (Dorothy) Budman, and Thomas (Caroll) Budman; sisters, Mary (Raymond) Hyde and Pearl (Glenn) Raup; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and his companion, Shirley Fisher.

The funeral service will be held 11:00a.m., Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Michael A. Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will be held at the funeral home, Thursday morning form 10 – 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Elimsport United Methodist Church, 16145 S. Rt. 44 Highway, Allenwood, PA 17810.

 

Posted: March 15, 2016

Carole Jean Wolfe Smith

Carole Jean Wolfe Smith, 63, a resident of Elmcroft at Loyalsock and formerly of Lock Haven passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born October 4, 1952 in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Robert H. Wolfe and is survived by her Mother, Dorothy Sterrett Wolfe of Lock Haven.

Carole graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1970. She received her nursing degree from Beebe Hospital School of Nursing in Lewis, DE.

She worked at the Beebe Hospital and returned home to work at the Muncy Correctional Institution for 35 years, retiring in 2003. Throughout her years of nursing she also worked at Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport, the Jersey Shore Hospital, and the Lock Haven Correctional Institution.

Carole was a lifetime member of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, Lock Haven.
She loved to travel and did so extensively. Carole also enjoyed her monthly outings for lunch with her nursing friends.

In addition to her Mother, she is survived by several uncles, aunts, and cousins.

A funeral service honoring the life of Carole will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 2 PM at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Pastor Susan Champion officiating. Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home from 1 PM until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions in Carole’s name may be made to either St. Luke’s United Church of Christ or Ross Public Library through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: March 15, 2016




Mrs. Cindy Lou Fleeger

Mrs. Cindy Lou Fleeger, 55, Linden, passed away peacefully Friday March 11, 2016 after an extended period of declining health at ManorCare Health Services, North, Williamsport.
Born October 29, 1960, in Niagra Falls, New York, she was the daughter of the late Raymond N. Ulrich and Elizabeth M. Hill Ulrich.

Mrs. Fleeger was a homemaker who assisted with paperwork for her husband’s business. She was active over the years with several bowling teams through Harvest Moon Bowling Lanes, Linden, PA and enjoyed classic movies, Danielle Steel novels, NASCAR and knitting. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband of over 30 years, Walter Fleeger, Montgomery, PA; daughter, Tabitha Bachert (Chester), Carolina Beach, NC; son Jonathan Fleeger, Linden, PA; step-daughters Maria Rymsza (Shawn), Bethlehem, PA; Erica Neville (Mike), Marietta, OH; Beth Summers (Mike), Waco, TX; step-son Walter Fleeger (Jennifer), Williamsport, PA; five granddaughters and six grandsons. Cindy is also survived by a brother, Michael Ulrich (Rhonda), Montoursville, PA and his family; and a cousin Louis Johnson and his family who were so kind during her illness.

In addition to her late parents, she was also preceded in death by her sisters, Sharon A. Parsons and Joyce Irene Ulrich, and a brother, Raymond Ulrich, Jr.

Special thanks to her son Jonathan and the staffs of Roseview Manor, ManorCare Health Services, and Caregivers America for the rehabilitation and care provided throughout the past 18 months.

A service to celebrate Cindy’s life will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport by Rev. Craig Schaffer. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 p.m. till the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Posted: March 14, 2016

Alice R. “Chickie” Deihl

Alice R. “Chickie” Deihl, 83, of Mill Hall died February 18, 2016 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Born June 3, 1932 in Johnstown, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Charles R. and Alice Leffler Colbert.

She was a 1950 graduate of Johnstown High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in H. & H. D. from Penn State in 1954.

She taught physical education for 39 years at Roosevelt High School, later middle school, in Williamsport.

She was a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association and was a loyal Penn State sports and music fan. She belonged to the PSU Booster Clubs and was a member of the Board of Directors for “Back the Lions” and the Dance Team/Cheerleaders Booster Club. She also belonged to the State College Quarterback Club and Tailback Club as well as the Williamsport PS Club and Greater Susquehanna Valley.

Alice was a member of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, Lock Haven.

She was preceded in death by her parents and an older brother, Charles Deihl, Jr.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 1175 W. Fourth St., Lock Haven on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7 P.M. with Rev. Patty Dodds officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to either Back the Lions, State College Cheerleaders and Dance Team Boosters, Penn State Singing Lions, Blue Band Fund with checks made out to Penn State and the memo line stating Blue Band, or St. Luke’s United Church of Christ through the funeral home.

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 14, 2016

Gail K. Satterfield

Gail K. Satterfield, 63, of Williamsport, passed away March 13, 2016 at her home. She was born Feb. 17, 1953 in Williamsport a daughter of Dean K. and Marguerite Stugart Fawcett.

Gail is survived by her daughters, Seanese S. (Brandon) Cherry of Williamsport, Beth Ann (Marcus) Chin of Australia, Heather M. Gerry of Charlottesville, VA; sister, Susan D. (Gary) Harris of Montoursville, and her grandchildren, Taylor, Alistare, Landon, and Georgianna.

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

 

Posted: March 14, 2016




John Esposito, Jr.

John Esposito, Jr. 79, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday March 12, 2016, with his loving family by his side.

Born August 24, 1936 in Williamsport, he was a son of John Sr. and Wanda (Anonie) Esposito.

John served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force during the Korean War where he was a chef and also was a boxer with a record of 52-0-1. Following his military career he became a firefighter with the City of Williamsport, retiring as a lieutenant in 1989. He served as a past president of the Firefighters Union Local #736 and also was the PA State Fireman’s Chaplain for many years. After his retirement as a firefighter John worked as a PA State Constable, was a captain for Burns Security, as a supervisor at Carol Cable, and worked in public relations for the Sun-Gazette.

He was a member of St. John’s –Newberry United Methodist Church where he was a former usher and assistant Sunday school teacher. He umpired and played softball for 42 years, and he also umpired Little League, West End and American Legion Baseball. He was a member of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International Lodge #15 where he was a director, membership chair, and advertising chair. John was a past member of the Williamsport Area School Board and had volunteered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

He loved cooking, especially spaghetti for his family, friends, and church spaghetti dinners. He enjoyed playing cards, golfing, bowling, and hunting. At age 65 he began taking music lessons and became an Elvis Presley impersonator, and he loved performing in so many ways.

Surviving are his wife Nancy L. (Dotts) Esposito whom he married May 2, 1998, four children William J. Esposito (Bev Getz) of Lock Haven, Wanda M. Stebbins (Boyd Fitzsimmons) of Eldred, Josephine E. Rotoli (Jeff) of Williamsport, and Brenda L. Orndorf (Gary) of Watsontown, a step-son Scott Cupp (Erin) of Parksburg, six grandchildren Rachael, Dalton, Andrea, Renee, Matthew, and Jeffrey, six great grandchildren, a step-daughter in law Brenda Cupp of Williamsport, and seven siblings, Charles, James, JoAnn, Carmella, Toni, Joseph, and Annie.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Anna M. (Dotts) Esposito on April 5, 1997, a son-in-law Randy Stebbins, and a step-son Ronald Cupp, II.

A funeral service to honor John’s life will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday March 19 at St. John’s-Newberry U.M.C. 2101 Newberry St. Williamsport with the Rev. Jay E. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport and from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s-Newberry U.M.C.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to St. John’s-Newberry U.M.C., or Susquehanna Hospice 1100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701, or Alzheimer’s Association 57 N. Franklin St. Williamsport, PA 18701.

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Posted: March 14, 2016

Edgar R. “Ed” Sollenberger

Edgar R. “Ed” Sollenberger, 77, of Milton, died unexpectedly Friday, March 11, 2016.

He was born on September 11, 1938, in Williamsburg and was the son of the late Wilmer and Hazel (Harbaugh) Sollenberger.

Ed was married to the late Arlene G. (Prussia) Sollenberger for 48 years until her death on December 20, 2010.

On August 15, 2015, Ed married Connie S. (Couch) Snyder, who survives, his death came just a few days before their seven-month anniversary.

Ed graduated from Erie Area High School Class of 1956 and then went on to earn his bachelors degree in business from Penn State University Class of 1960.

While Ed was at Penn State, he served with the National Guard.

After earning his degree, Ed went to work for ACME Markets of Philadelphia and in 1998 retired as a manager after working there for 35 plus years.

He was a member of the Community Mennonite Fellowship Church, Milton; Wynding Brook Golf Club, Milton; the Milton YMCA; the NRA and the Penn State Alumni Association. Ed enjoyed politics, golf, hunting, being outdoors, music and traveling.

In addition to his wife Connie, Ed is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; David R. and Mickie Sollenberger of Merchantville, New Jersey and Jon P. and Carol Sollenberger of Springfield and two grandchildren; Emily R. and Dylan J. Sollenberger both of Springfield.

In addition to his parents and his first wife, Ed was preceded in death by one infant sister.

A public viewing will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the Community Mennonite Fellowship Church, 2985 Broadway Road, Milton, PA 17847 and again from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 18, 2016 at the church followed by the funeral at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dave Martino officiating. Burial will follow in Milton Cemetery, Milton. Arrangements are being handled by The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

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Posted: March 14, 2016

Dennis R. Stauffer

Dennis R. Stauffer, 68, of Zion, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at SusqueView Home, Lock Haven.

A memorial service and meal will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 10 am at the Zion Community Church 3261 Zion Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the SusqueView Nursing Home Memorial Fund.

Additional information can be found at www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 14, 2016




Clare M. Kranz

Clare M. Kranz, age 91, formerly of Lose Ave., Williamsport, passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Loyalsock Creek Rehab & Nursing Center, Montoursville.

She was born June 3, 1924 in Williamsport, a daughter of the late Carl V. and the late Esther V. (Beck) Gaus.

Her husband of 60 years, John W. "Jack" Kranz, died July 21, 2006.

She was employed by Williamsport Hospital for 20 years in the Medical Records Dept. Clare enjoyed traveling, volunteering at St. Anthony’s Center and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

A beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she is survived by two daughters, Marilyn (Roy) Palmer, of Williamsport; Rose (Steve) Wachter, of Richmond, Va.; one son, Michael (Mary) Kranz, of Sayre; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
In addition to her parents and her husband, two brothers, William C. Gaus and Joseph P. Gaus, preceded her in death.

A private family visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday evening, at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport. A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport with Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Clare’s name may be made to, St. Anthony’s Center, 125 E. Willow St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

To sign a register book or share a fond memory, please visit www.crousefuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: March 14, 2016

Seth Duane Bower “PeeWee”

Seth Duane Bower “PeeWee”, 20, of Jersey Shore, died Friday, March 11, 2016 at his home.

Born June 5, 1995, in Williamsport, he was a son of Jeffrey D. Bower, of Jersey Shore and Sherry E. Keller (Daniel Hagemeyer), of Williamsport.

Seth loved working on cars especially his Eclipse. He enjoyed fishing, hiking, camping, and playing his play station 3. In the past few months he enjoyed helping rebuild his fiancé Alyssa parents’ home. Most of all Seth was known for helping anyone in a time of need and always bringing a smile to their face.

In addition to his parents surviving are his fiancé, Alyssa M. Kinley, of Jersey Shore, and her parents, Loretta A. (Keith) McNealy, a brother, Nathan R. (Tessa Beam) Bower, of Nesbit, a sister, Trinity N. Hagemeyer, of Williamsport, paternal grandparents, John and Donna Bower, Sr., paternal great-grandmother, Hazel Bower, all of Antes Fort, maternal grandfather, Steve L. Keller and paternal grandmother, Cindy L. Keller, both of Williamsport, four aunts, Shelly M. (Bill) Stiner, of Williamsport, Jenny R. (Jamie) Daigle, of Loyalsock, Cynthia A. (Alan) Cook, of Gillet, and Corina Michaels, of Muncy, a uncle, John A. Bower, of Salladasburg, and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Matthew Kurt Bower, in 1991.

A funeral service to honor the life of Seth will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 15 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service at Sanders Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to his mother, Sherry E. Keller, 1062 High Street Williamsport, PA 17701 to help with expenses.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 14, 2016

Jerrod L. Baylor

Jerrod L. Baylor, 88, of Williamsport, was born July 14, 1927 and died March 12, 2016 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Surviving is his wife of 30 years, Helen (Weisel) Baylor.

Jerrod worked for Muncy Fabrics, Phoenix Trim, and retired from the former Trimtex.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. He had a passion for music and was a self-taught musician and enjoyed playing the organ and accordion. Jerrod loved dogs especially his former dogs, Pugs and Tai.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Dale (Jan) Clayton, of Muncy, Martin (Pam) Clayton, of Montoursville, and Lee (Margaret) Bloom, of Pennsdale, two daughters, Joni L. Womeldorf, of Avis and Jean L. Yarger, of Jersey Shore, several grandchildren, and a niece Carol Walters, of Danville.

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

In keeping with his wishes service will be held private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 14, 2016




Edith M. Rine

Edith M. Rine, 88, of Avis, passed away following a brief illness on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born on August 28, 1927 in Monument, she was the daughter of the late Harry R. and Mary James Heverly.

Edith was married to the love of her life, James L. Rine who preceded her in death on April 26, 2013.

She was employed by Sylvania and then by Champion Parts.

Edith was a member of the Flemington First Church of Christ.

She enjoyed quilting, crafting, doing puzzles, and going to yard sales and flea markets.

Surviving is one son, Vincent J. (Laura) Sementelli of Lock Haven; two daughters, Sandy K. Laird of Avis and Mary Jo (Phil) Leitzell of Lock Haven; seven grandchildren; and fifteen great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Harry F. Sementelli; two sisters, Betty Knott and Louise Burne; and a granddaughter, Mandy Jo Sementelli.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 11a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with the Rev. Mark Riley officiating. Private burial will take place at Romola Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Monday from 6 until 8 P.M.
Memorial contributions in Edith’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: March 14, 2016

Shirley A. Griess

Shirley A. Griess, 85, of Williamsport, died Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Williamsport Home. Surviving is her husband of 65 years, Richard F. Griess.

Born October 12, 1930, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Grace (Wheeland) Forshaw.

Shirley was an office manager for the Credit Bureau of Williamsport. She loved living in Mosquito Valley for 60 years and cherished spending time with her family. She enjoyed ballroom dancing, motorcycle riding, and golfing, she had a hole in one in 1992.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Jeffrey L. (Pam), of Rad Cliff, Kentucky, Brian D. (Diane), of Quaker State Road, Muncy, and Michael R. (Maryann) Griess, of Route 654 Highway, Williamsport, three grandchildren, one step-grandson, and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Ranck Horton.

In keeping with her wishes services will be held private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 14, 2016

Dorothy A. “Dot” Masser

Dorothy A. “Dot” Masser, 93, of Montgomery, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Florida.

Born August 11, 1922 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Robert A. and Marion D. (Shafer) Winters. Her husband of 53 years, John T. Masser, preceded her in death on February 23, 1995.

Dorothy retired in 1981 from Ray-O-Vac, after having worked there for 34 years. In her later years, she was employed at the Station House Restaurant, Montgomery.

Dorothy was a member of the Maple Hill United Methodist Church, the Maple Hill United Methodist Ladies Aide Society, Brady Township Community Center, and served as a Brady Township Auditor for over 40 years. She was a life member of the Montgomery Fire Company Auxiliary, and assistant leader in the Valley Riders 4-H Club. She also enjoyed Bingo, camping, traveling, working at the Community Center, and taking care of her family.

Surviving are a daughter, Debra K. (Richard "Bud") Hacker of Spring Hill, FL; a son, John R. (Lori) Masser of Montgomery; four grandchildren, Chris M. (Tracy) Blaker, Crystal D. (Lyle Hooper) Hacker, Robert J. (Becky) Masser, and William S. Masser; two great-grandchildren, Amanda J. Blaker and Brooke M. Blaker; seven sisters-in-law, Lois Goldy, Kay Winters, Mary Lou Winters, Emma Jean Winters, Helen Miller, Mary Alice Holt, and Virginia Mechtly; and a brother-in-law, David (Kitty) Masser.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by eight brothers, Howard, Herbert, James, Robert, Richard , Carl, Leon, and Fred Winters; a sister, Lois Hanley.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with Pastor Virginia C. Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may also be made in memory of Dorothy to Oak Grove Community Center, 2312 Elimsport Rd., Montgomery, PA 17752.

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

 

Posted: March 14, 2016




Esther B. Reeder

Esther B. Reeder, 85, a resident of Susque View Home and formerly of Park Ave., Woolrich, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born February 15, 1930 in Beech Creek, she was the daughter of the late John and Rosie Potter Mann.

On April 15, 1947 Esther married the love of her life, John J. “Jack” Reeder who preceded her in death on October 1, 2006.

Esther was employed as a nurses’ aide at Lock Haven Hospital and then worked for Piper Aircraft until their closing. After that she was a Private Home Health Aide.

She was a member of the Lock Haven Elks Ladies’ Auxiliary as well as the Castanea Fire Company Ladies’ Auxiliary.

Esther loved playing cards and entertaining her great grandchildren. She also enjoyed “Chief,” the dog.

Surviving are three sons: Richard J. (Sharon) Reeder and Robert D. (Debbie) Reeder, both of Lock Haven and Kevin J. (Alice) Reeder of Greenville, TN; 9 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by four brothers: Leonard, William, Jim, and Harvey Mann and two sisters, Alice Coulter and Marie Peters.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Esther’s name may be made to the Susque View Home Activities Fund, 22 Cree Dr., Lock Haven, Pa 17745.

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 11, 2016

Dorothy M. “Dottie” Miller

Dorothy M. “Dottie” Miller passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Valley View Nursing Center, where she was a resident for the past 3 ½ years. She was born in Lebanon, PA on October 2, 1917 to Earl C. and Deborah (Leahy) Moudy.

She was a graduate of Lebanon High School in 1934 and went on to study piano at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA. She has been a member of Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church, Montoursville for 36 years where she served on the Alter Guild, St. Agnus Guild, and was one of the church organists. She was also a member of the former Quiet Book Group at Faith United Methodist Church. She enjoyed music, knitting, and swimming, was an avid reader, and was devoted to watching and participating in her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s ever-changing and growing lives-which was the light and joy to her life.

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, the Rev. Paul A. Miller (1997), her parents, and sister, Edith Lohse (Jonestown, PA).

She is survived by her son, Frederic “Fritz” Miller and daughter-in-law Beverly; two grandchildren, Stacey Page-Miller (Curt) of Montoursville and Andrew Miller (Katie) of Pittsburgh, and three great-grandsons, Benjamin and Reid of Montoursville, and Samuel of Pittsburgh.

The family will received friends on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville.

Funeral services for Dorothy M. Miller will be held at the Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church, 31 N. Loyalsock Ave. Montoursville on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Lauri Kerr officiating. Interment will follow at Montoursville Cemetery, Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dorothy M. Miller, if so desired, may be made to Church of Our Savior Episcopal Church, 31 N. Loyalsock Ave., Montoursville, PA.

 

Posted: March 11, 2016

Leone M. McCarty

Leone M. McCarty, 95, formerly of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 in the Milton Nursing & Rehab Center. Born on Saturday, May 15, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Grace (Getz Wolfe) Crandell.

She was the widow of Max E. McCarty

Leone was a 1938 graduate of Dushore High School. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Montgomery, PA. Leone enjoyed traveling, card games and especially enjoyed being with her family. She and her husband had traveled and lived the world over.

Leone is survived by four grandchildren, Danny M. and wife Tanya McCarty, Jr., Carthage, NY; DeAnn and husband Randy Goeman, Carthage, NY; James N. McCarty, Montgomery, PA; Jaime and husband Jason Kichline, Mechanicsburg, PA; seven great-grandchildren, David Snyder; Bradley Goeman; Seth McCarty; Lindsay McCarty; Kaitlyn McCarty; Eli Kichline; Ella Kichline; two great-great-grandchildren, Connor Goeman; Macie Goeman. Leone is also survived by numerous devoted nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by 2 sons, Michael W. McCarty; Danny M. McCarty; one great-grandson, Bailey McCarty, one great-great-grandson, Dillon Goeman, 2 sisters, Inez Farrell, Jackie Pick and 3 brothers, Walter Crandell, Frank Crandell and William Crandell.

Funeral services will be conducted from the First United Methodist Church, 43 West Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 with Pastor Virginia Bailey, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call on Tuesday from 9:00 - 10:00 A.M. at the church. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, 43 West Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA 17752 .

Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 40 E. Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: March 11, 2016




Marthena H. Edkin

Marthena H. Edkin, 87, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born July 28, 1928 in Danville, a daughter of Lawrence R. and Emma M. Byers Conrad.

She worked for the former Grit Publishing Co. and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Williamsport.

Marthena is survived by her daughters, Candrus D. (Steve) Tallman of Cogan Station, Paula M. (George) Hutman of Beaver, PA; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, August L. Edkin, and her sister Alta M. Fausnaught.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church, 2 Ross St., Williamsport with the Rev. Richard D. Waters officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers contributions the family suggests contributions be made to the church. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: March 10, 2016

Clare M. Kranz

Clare M. Kranz, age 91, formerly of Lose Ave., Williamsport, passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Loyalsock Creek Rehab & Nursing Center, Montoursville.

She was born June 3, 1924 in Williamsport, a daughter of the late Carl V. and the late Esther V. (Beck) Gaus.

Her husband of 60 years, John W. “Jack” Kranz, died July 21, 2006.

She was employed by Williamsport Hospital for 20 years in the Medical Records Dept. Clare enjoyed traveling, volunteering at St. Anthony’s Center and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

A beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she is survived by two daughters: Marilyn (Roy) Palmer of Williamsport, and Rose (Steve) Wachter of Richmond , VA and one son: Michael (Mary) Kranz of Sayre, PA; five grandchildren and a great granddaughter.

In addition to her parents and her husband, two brothers, William C. Gaus and Joseph P. Gaus preceded her in death.

A private family visitation will be held at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. 3rd St., Williamsport from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday evening, a rosary will be recited.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 15 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth St., Williamsport with Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in in Clare’s name may be made to, St. Anthony’s Center, 125 East Willow St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: March 11, 2016

Marion L.Kane

Marion L.Kane age 92 of Williamsport PA passed away on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. Marion was born in Williamsport on June 15, 1923 the daughter of James W. Maule and Sara Belle Miller Maule.

Marion and her high school sweetheart Robert E. Kane were married September 30, 1944 and celebrated over 68 years of marriage. Marion was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Parish. She graduated from Williamsport High School class of 1941 and attended Wilson College. She and her husband operated Robert E Kane Interior Design and Decorating for over 50 years.

She was a long time member of the Williamsport Bridge House and a member and officer of the DuBoistown Garden Club. She was a member of the Lycoming County Historical Society and was an officer of the ARC and was honored as the Volunteer of the Year in 1994. She served on the board of directors of Hope Enterprises for many years.

Marion is survived by her six children CoraLynn (James) Jordan of Williamsport, Rebecca A. (Michael) Earnest of Palm Bay, Florida, Sara L. (George) Stempel of Towanda, PA, Jamie (Daniel) Cunnard, Orlando, Florida, Robert E. (Patricia) Kane, Jr., Williamsport, and Kathleen R. Kane of Williamsport. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren Alfred Jordan, Marion Sechler, Michael Bennett, Thomas Bennett, David Bennett, Sara Cunnard, Patricia Cunnard, and Kristen Kane and nine great-grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, 24 step great-grandchildren, 13 step great-great grandchildren, and 1 step great-great-great grandchild. Also surviving is her sister-in-law Elizabeth H. Maule and 6 nieces and nephews.

Marion was predeceased by her husband Robert E. Kane Sr.,on August 3, 2013, her parents, and her brother William L. Maule.

The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA.

Funeral services for Marion L. Kane will be held at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 702 W. Fourth St. Williamsport on Monday March 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating.

Interment will follow at Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. Contributions in memory of Marion L. Kane if so desired may be made to Hope Enterprises, 2401 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA.

The family will provide the flowers. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 11, 2016




David E. “Pappy” Davenport, Sr.

David E. "Pappy" Davenport Sr., 78, of DuBoistown, died Tuesday, March 9, 2016, at his home. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Elaine F. (Durkin) Davenport.

Born Feb. 5, 1938, in Williamsport, he was a son of Joseph F. and Thelma M. (Fuller) Davenport.

Dave retired from the Air Force as an Aircraft Electrician in 1975 having served in the Vietnam War. Following his retirement he graduated from the former Williamsport Area Community College in 1977 as an electrician. He later graduated from Act 120 as a Police Officer and was a retired Captain from Duboistown Borough Police Department. Dave was a lifetime member of First Ward Fire Department. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 707 F & AM, Zafar Grotto, FOP Council, ADONIRAM Council No. 26, Cedar of Lebanon No. 199, and Travel Protective Association. He was involved with Boy Scouts for over 30 years, loved golf, and was a Civil War buff. Many of the local children know Dave and his wife, Elaine as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.

In addition to his wife surviving are five children, Tammy M. Floyd (Tom), of South Williamsport, Joseph W. Davenport, of DuBoistown, David E. Davenport Jr. (Lori), of Loyalsock, Susan T. FilsAmie (Alix), of DuBoistown, and Shawn P. Davenport (Rose), of Bowie, Md.; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard G. Davenport; and a sister, Judy Davenport.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Avery Miller.

A memorial service to honor the life of Dave will be held 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 15 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. Mark D. Brumbach officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in David’s memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 3810

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 10, 2016

Rose Ann Grunsby

Rose Ann Grunsby, 66, of Muncy, died Monday, March 7, 2016, at The Gate House.

Born September 12, 1949 in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Mary Ellen (Leach) Little. She and her husband, Rick Grunsby, celebrated 11 years of marriage on January 29, 2016.

Rose Ann was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 11, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Jane O’Borski officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: March 10, 2016

Alice M. (Nina) Burkholder

On Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 9:29 A.M. Alice M. (Nina) Burkholder, 76, a resident of Hughesville, PA, walked into the light and into the waiting arms of her mother and mother-in-law, the late Bertha E. Burkholder. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, September 8, 1939, she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret Stover.

Alice was a 1957 graduate of Williamsport High School and attended the Williamsport School of Commerce. She was employed as a secretary by the YMCA at Williamsport, PA and had also been employed as a nurse's aid by the Divine Providence Hospital. She often referred to herself as the jack of all trades and master of none.

Alice especially enjoyed spending time with her grandkids.

She is survived by five daughters and two sons, Kelly and husband Ed Danley, S. Williamsport, PA; Theresa Burkholder, Williamsport, PA; Valerie Hill, Erie, PA; Amie and husband Tim Segraves, Williamsport, PA; Elizabeth and husband Larry Hamilton, Williamsport, PA; Brad and wife Jan Kessler, Fort Smith, Arkansas; Corey Burkholder and Keanna Usher; her companion, Fred Reed; four siblings, Janice Wright, Williamsport, PA; Donna and husband Lee Ward, Roaring Branch, PA; William Stover, Williamsport, PA; Gary and wife Jen Stover, S. Williamsport, PA. Alice is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Alice was preceded in death by her daughter, Fay Hill and her sister, Jean Howard.

She says good bye to her many friends and that she will miss all of you.

Following Alice's wishes, a memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA.

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

 

Posted: March 10, 2016




Helen D. Pstrak

Helen D. Pstrak, 85, of Montoursville, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at her home. She was born March 26, 1930 in Plymouth, PA a daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Satur Ditchko.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Michael; daughter, Nancy A. Grausam of Montoursville; her grandchildren, Meredith and Michael C. (Mariell) Grausam and great granddaughter, Natalie.

Helen was predeceased by four brothers, Simon, Michael, Theodore, and Nicholas Ditchko, and sister, Ann Resetar.

She is also survived by her sister, Mary Robertson of Montoursville.

Helen was an avid Euchre player and enjoyed Bingo, going to the casinos, watercolor painting, crafting, friends and family.

She was a member of Holy Cross Orthodox Church, 1725 Holy Cross Lane, Williamsport where the funeral service will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016 with the Very Rev. Daniel C. Kovalak officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received Friday from 6 – 7:00 p.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville.

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

 

Posted: March 9, 2016

Merrill V. “Moe” Johnston

Merrill V. “Moe” Johnston, 85, of Williamsport passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 8, 2016.

Born September 22, 1930 in Williamsport, he was a son of Wilbur and Myrtle (Moyer) Johnston. Moe graduated from Williamsport High School, Class of 1948, and was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He attended Lycoming College, where he took several evening classes in banking and finance.

Moe married the former Rita F. Haas on February 2, 1957, and together they shared 59 years of marriage with one another.

Over the course of 30 years, Moe’s career started and ended in the banking industry. He began his career as a teller at the Bank of Newberry and was later promoted to Branch Manager. Throughout corporate mergers and numerous bank changes, Moe continued to conduct official business with a handshake, and eventually retired as a Vice President from Keystone Financial. Following retirement, Moe worked as a funeral assistant for many local funeral homes, most recently helping at Sanders Mortuary.

Moe was a proud member of the Jaycees, Lions International, and the Newberry Lions Club. With over 50 years of service, Moe held a variety of titles and operated in many different capacities for each organization. Although he also served as president and vice president of the Newberry Lions Club, Moe was most well-known for his numerous years of service as the club treasurer. Moe’s participation with Journey for Sight earned him the Gift of Sight Award. He was a recipient of the Joseph L. Wroblewski Award, a Melvin Jones Fellow, and was passionate about the Lions work at both Camp Victory and Beacon Lodge.

One of Moe’s greatest hobbies began with the PA Lions Pin Traders Club. He and his wife, Rita, enjoyed attending pin trader conventions, where he grew his collection to nearly 20,000 pins. He also enjoyed playing cards, gardening, watching baseball, collecting Hess trucks, and rooting for Penn State Football.

Moe was a lifetime member of the Republican Club, the Keystone League, the former Antlers Club and the Republican League. He was a member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church and was recently recognized as being a 50 year church member. Moe was also a member of the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Jerome V. (Tammy) Johnston of Morgantown, WV; two daughters, Kathleen A. Swigart of Williamsport, and Cynthia J. (Phillipp) Muth of Newmanstown; six grandchildren, Alan, Ashley, Matthew, Christopher, Tauz, and Hashle; 10 great grandchildren; and a sister Shirley Winner, of Lewisburg.

Moe was preceded in death by an infant brother Lee Jacob Johnston, a brother Perry M. Johnston, and a son in law Dennis R. Swigart.

A funeral service to honor Moe’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016 at St. John’s- Newberry U.M.C., 2101 Newberry Street, Williamsport, with the Rev. Jay E. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville with military honors. A viewing will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. Friday, March 11th at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.

Memorial Donations may be made in Moe’s name to the Newberry Lions Club, PO Box 4051 Williamsport, PA 17701 or to St. John’s-Newberry U.M.C. 2101 Newberry Street Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 9, 2016

Ethel Margaret Traxler

Ethel Margaret Traxler, 75, of 505 Linden St., Lock Haven, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College.

She was born in Lock Haven on April 20, 1940, the daughter of the late James and Adele Holt Darby.

Ethel was a 1958 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish of Lock Haven and participated in the Prayer Shawl Ministry.

Ethel is survived by two sons, William (Angela) Traxler of Arkansas and Lee Traxler of Kansas; a daughter, Karen Traxler of Jersey Shore; a brother, Raymond Darby; two sisters, Carol Fye and Leanna Lohman; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 1p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745 with Rev. Father Joseph Orr officiating.

Friends and family will be received on Saturday from 11:30 to 12:30p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

Inurnment will follow the Mass at St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery, Lock Haven.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital.

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

 

Posted: March 9, 2016




Theodore C. “Ted” Hill

Theodore C. “Ted” Hill, 74, of 116 N. Second St., Hughesville, died Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born December 1, 1941 in Lock Haven, he was a son of the late James Roy and Annie Elizabeth (Bower) Hill. On July 24, 1971 he married the former H. Ellen Brownlee, who survives. Together they celebrated 44 years of marriage.

Ted was a 1959 graduate of Lock Haven High School, where he was an accomplished wrestler and won State Champion in 1957. Ted was inducted into the Clinton County Chapter of Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in April 2003 and inducted into the District Six Hall of Fame in 2011.

He served honorably in the Army National Guard. Ted worked at Muncy Homes for 25 years. After retirement he worked with Yoder Construction until recently.

An avid outdoorsman, Ted enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. He loved building large sturdy fires and sitting around them in the company of his family and friends. Ted also loved woodworking, especially making things for his grandchildren, who enjoyed helping him.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Kevin and Lee Hill, of Milton, James and Dorene Hill, of Twenty-nine Palms, CA and Aaron Hill, of Hughesville; a daughter and son-in-law, Darla and John Bitler, of Hughesville; a brother, Talford Hill, of Lock Haven; five sisters, Annie Menicello, of Scranton, Jeanette Hill, of Jersey Shore, Kathryn Williams, of McElhatten, Barbara Stabley, of Delaware, and Betty Lou Barnes, of Columbia, SC; nine grandchildren, Chris and Patricia Smith, of Hughesville, David and Kayla Smith, of Muncy, Devon Smith, of Midland, TX, Greg Hill, of Sunbury, Ryan Hill, of White Deer, Elizabeth Hill, of Hughesville, Quinn Stahlnecker, of Twenty-nine Palms, CA and Nolan Hill, of Hughesville; and three great-grandchildren, Lily, Nikolai and Luna Smith.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by nine brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren, Timothy and Coral Smith.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Officiating will be his son-in-law, John Bitler.

Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

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

 

Posted: March 9, 2016

Grace E. McCabe

Grace E. McCabe, 93, of 204 Fairfield Church Rd., Montoursville died on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Valley View Nursing Center. Her Husband Joseph C. McCabe passed away May, 2000.

Grace was born on August 28, 1922 in Turbotville and was the daughter of Samuel C. and Helen M. Snyder Murry.

She was a graduate of Montoursville High School. Grace had worked for H. Warshaw and Sons as an accounting clerk. She was a member of Fairfield United Methodist Church. Grace loved serving her church and working on the actives they held.

She is survived by two sons, Gary McCabe of Avis and David McCabe of Williamsport; one daughter, Linda (Charles) Shutts of Williamsport; seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren; one brother Lester L. Murry. She was predeceased by a grandson Steve Shutts; three brothers Cleon, Francis, and James Murry; one sister Thelma Derr.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2016 in Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 2102 Northway Rd., Williamsport with her nephew Dennis Derr officiating. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m.

The family will provide flowers and suggest contributions in Grace’s name be made to Fairfield United Methodist Church, c/o Jan Smith, 550 Halltown Rd., Montoursville, Pa 17754

 

Posted: March 9, 2016

Lucille M. McGlocklin

Lucille M. McGlocklin, 86, of Williamsport died Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the Williamsport Home. She was preceded in death by her husband James D. McGlocklin.

Born January 24, 1930 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Brian C. and Emma M. (Lockcuff) Rider.

Lucille retired from the Williamsport Area School District as the Food Service Manager at Jackson Elementary, after 21 years of service. She was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her children Barbara A. (Dale) Davis of Williamsport, James (Kathleen) of Gray Court, S.C. , grandchildren, Jeff Davis and Bryan McGlocklin, a brother, Eldon Rider, of Montoursville, a sister, Betty Sholder, of Jersey Shore.

A funeral service to honor the life of Lucille will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport with the Rev. Theodore Cockley officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Quiggleville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 2233 Linn Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 9, 2016




Jennie C.”Mathis” Hughes

Jennie C.”Mathis” Hughes, 84, of Jersey Shore, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2015 at the Gatehouse, Williamsport.

She was born June 13, 1931 in Pleasantville, NJ, the daughter of the late Claude and Nellie “Rorer” Mathis.

Jennie was married to John Hughes, who survives; they were married September 23, 2000. She retired from Stockton College, Pomona, NJ, where she worked as a custodian.

She was a member of the McElhattan United Methodist Church. Jennie enjoyed scrapbooking and crafting. She had a true passion for collecting bears, she and her husband loved to travel anywhere and everywhere in search of finding treasures to add to her collection.

In addition to her husband Jennie is survived by 2 brothers George Mathis and John Mathis both of New Jersey, 2 sisters Hilda Mathis of Ohio and Nellie Duke of West Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Harry Bozarth, and 1 brother Claude Mathis.

A memorial service will be held at the McElhattan United Methodist Church, 502 McElhattan Drive, McElhattan on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the church in memory of Jennie at PO Box 60, McElhattan, PA 17748.

Arrangements are being handled by Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., 1002 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore.

Please send your condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: March 8, 2016

Carlene B. Bachman

Carlene B. Bachman, 87, of Highland Lake Rd., Hughesville died on Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Williamsport Hospital.

Her Husband Earl Bachman passed away in 1993.

Funeral services and a complete obituary will be published at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: March 8, 2016

John R. Smith

John R. Smith, 64, of Muncy Valley, died Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born August 10, 1951 in Washington, DC, he was a son of the late Donald W. and Marilyn M. (Miller) Smith.

John served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force as a nuclear weapons technician, and retired from the State Correctional Institute, Muncy. He was a self-taught computer genius, and a very adventurous person who was always looking for something new to accomplish.

John enjoyed bee keeping, woodworking, metal working, and riding his motorcycle. He was also a former member of the Muncy Lodge #299 F. & A. M.

Surviving are two daughters, Brandi J. Rider of Eagles Mere, and Robin L. Simpson of Laporte; a sister, Donna Snyder of Elysburg; five grandchildren, Mariah B. George, Sadie J. Shanahan, Elizabeth S. "Bubba" George, Jade S. Heisman, and Kadyn S. Heisman; three great-grandchildren, Marley J. George, Rory A. Shanahan, and Sara H. Shadduck; and a brother-in-law, David R. Guinter of Muncy Valley.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his faithful dog, Elmo.

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

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore.

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

 

Posted: March 8, 2016

 




Helen E. Black

Helen E. Black, 89, a resident of Muncy, PA, formerly of Montgomery, PA, went to be with her Lord on Friday, March 4, 2016 in The Gatehouse at Williamsport, PA. Born in Jolar, Snyder County, PA, on Wednesday, May 12, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Alvin S. and Ruth (Moyer) Row.

Helen was a 1944 graduate of Montgomery-Clinton High School.

She was employed by Weis Markets at Montgomery for 14 years and was retired from GTE Sylvania where she was employed for 8 years.

Helen was a member of the Grace Presbyterian Church at Montgomery, PA where she was a deacon. She enjoyed bowling and was an accomplished piano player. She especially enjoyed playing for her church.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol H. Weikel Hill and husband Donald Hill, Muncy, PA; Judith M. Weikel Yagel and husband Kenneth Yagel, Williamsport, PA; one sister, Marie Lehr, Lancaster, PA; one brother, Donald and wife Peggy Rowe, Montgomery, PA. Helen is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one great-grandson, Joseph Baier; one great-great-grandson Blake Moore and two brothers, Kenneth Rowe and George Rowe.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 11, 2016 with Reverend Hobart G. Campbell, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Twin Hills Memorial Park.

Friends may call on Friday from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Presbyterian Church, 105 Second Street, Montgomery, PA 17752.

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

 

Posted: March 8, 2016

 

Nellie Verdini-Billy Carmella

Nellie Verdini-Billy Carmella (Nellie) Verdini-Billy of 212 Grampian Boulevard , passed away on Sunday March 6, 2016. Nellie passed away surrounded by her immediate family, nieces, nephew and friends.

Nellie was born June 22, 1918 in Williamsport, PA. and was the daughter of Angelo and Nicolette Caputo. She was married to Anthony Verdini who passed away July 5, 1976. She was also married to George Billy who passed in 1984. A member of St Joseph the Worker Catholic Church and formerly Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church she was a devout Catholic who based her life upon God and the Holy Bible.

Nellie was known to be extremely compassionate and generous, going out of her way to help others in need. Nellie was blessed with many dear friendships, the most lasting was her lifelong devoted friendship between the Verdini's and Piccolo's. Nellie and Florence Piccolo, who passed on May 13, 2014 were truly "best friends" who 's families lived next door to each other for over 50 years. Also special mention goes to Millie McFadden of Williamsport for her lifelong friendship and support.

Nellie, an avid reader of Religious and Spiritual writings was unwavering in belief in God. She demonstrated tremendous Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. She was also the family matriarch who commanded respect from all her children, nieces, nephews and grand children. Her influence on each of them is apparent in how many instances, she was consulted regarding both family and personal matters. Nellie was renowned for her love of Bingo and Cards. She was very competitive in nature and loved to win! She made many dear friends playing Bingo and delighted most in her fervent efforts in everything she did. Nellie Verdini Billy devoted her life to her family and friends. She was a pillar of strength and the true support to many. Characteristic of the teachings of the Bible, she was humble in never taking credit for her helpful efforts. She preferred anonymity when giving and wanted thanks only to be given to the Lord.

She leaves her daughter, Alesandra Green- Gary, her sons Samuel- Kathy and Anthony- Paula , her grand children, Noelle Verdini- Sam, Alexis Verdini and Anthony Paul Verdini and many nieces and nephews. A very special thank you to Donna Horning, her niece, care giver and living saint as well as Sam Morgante and Noelle Verdini for her primary care and love for the last five years.

She was predeceased by her first husband Anthony Verdini and her second husband George Billy, her mother, father and two brothers, Don and Mike Caputo. Three Sisters, Nancy, Theresa and Josephine.

Friends may call at Crouse Funeral Home on Wednesday March 9th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Thursday at St. Joseph's the Workers Church located at 4th and Walnut streets Williamsport. The family will provide flowers and request all donations go to their charity of choice.

To share a fond memory or to sign an e-register book please visit www.crousefuneral.com

www.crousefuneral.com

 

Posted: March 8, 2016

Marie V. DeMott

Marie V. DeMott, 95, formerly of Williamsport, died Monday, March 7, 2016, at Susque-View Lock Haven.

Born Nov. 10, 1920, in Bloomsburg, she was a daughter of Stanley and L. and Mary Margaret (Hall) Creasy. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Clifford Paisley in 1963; by her second husband, Harold DeMott in 1972; a brother, Merle Creasy; sister, Ruth Davis; and a grandson.

Marie was a member of Newberry Church of Christ and she enjoyed cooking.

Surviving are two children, Clifford S. Paisley (Judith), of Jersey Shore and Elaine Condolon, of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A graveside service to honor Marie’s life will be held 1 p.m. Friday, March 11 at Wildwood Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 8, 2016




Gail L. Wingfield

Gail L. Wingfield, 73, of Hughesville, died Saturday, March 5, 2016 at her home.

Born June 1, 1942 in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Louise (Shipman) Wetherill.  She married William H. Wingfield Jr, and together they celebrated 52 years of marriage. 

Surviving in addition to her husband, are three sons, Daniel Wingfield of Oakland, CA, William H. Wingfield III and Robert C. Wingfield both of Hughesville; and a sister, Bobi Lou (Steve) Young of Muncy.

 In addition to her parents, Gail was preceded in death by a son, Troy Wingfield.

The family will have a gathering Tuesday, March 8, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the home of her sister, Bobi, 611 S. Main St., Muncy, PA 17756, and welcomes all family and friends to attend.

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

 

Posted: March 7, 2016

Linda L. (Heim) Waugh

Linda L. (Heim) Waugh, 62, of Williamsport, died on Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

She was the wife of Dale E. “Eric” Waugh, Sr. and they would have celebrated 30 years of marriage this May.

Linda was born in Williamsport on September 24, 1953 and was the daughter of the late Herbert and Lucy Rosetta (Miller) Heim. She was a dedicated homemaker and enjoyed puzzle books, bible study, mind games, recipes and the television show NCIS.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons; Dale E. Waugh, Jr. and David J. “John” Waugh, both of Williamsport, one daughter; Angela L. (Bryan) Bower of Canton, two grandchildren; Gerald W. Rennicks, Jr. “JJ” of Reading and Zakeria J. (Monica) Milton of Shunk, two great-grandchildren; Andrew Rennicks and Hayden Milton and three sisters; Shirley M. Garman of Texas, Sandy L. Leindecker of North Hampton and Terry R. (Richard) Harvey of Cogan Station. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters; Helen A. Welshans and Irene F. Hasson.

There will be a public viewing 12 to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will begin at 1:00 p.m. The Reverend John L. Waugh will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: March 7, 2016

Walter E. Lorenz

Walter E. Lorenz, 81, of Unityville, died Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Millville Health Center.

Born August 1, 1934 in Germany, he was a son of the late Adolf and Anna Lorenz.
He married the former, Shirley Gyoker, and together they celebrated 52 years of marriage.

Surviving in addition to his wife, is a son, Kevin Lorenz; a sister, Eleanor Liller of Philadelphia; a daughter-in-law, Christine Lorenz of OH; and a granddaughter, Katarina Lorenz of OH.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 10 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville.  Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery, Unityville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: March 7, 2016




Beverly Louise Bittner

Beverly Louise Bittner, 64, of New Columbia, died Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center.

Born March 12, 1951 in Muncy, she was a daughter of Betty Jean Leighow and the late Fred Harold Keebler Sr.

Beverly was employed at CSG for 14 years. She was awarded the Woman of the Woodcraft Award from the Woodman of the World Society in 1974. In her spare time, she enjoyed yard sales and her cat.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, Daryl Bittner of New Columbia; two sisters, Ann (Butch) Cranmer of Hughesville and Kathy (Jay) Myers of Clarkstown; two half brothers, Myron B. Leighow Jr of Frackville and Harold Nelson Keebler of Hughesville; a half sister, Beverly Ann (Dan) Fenstermacher of Hughesville; numerous nieces and nephews; and her cat, Missy.

In addition to her father she was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Harold Keebler Jr; and a stepfather, Myron Leighow.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 8 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Connie Waugh officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

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

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

 

Posted: March 7, 2016

 

Victor D. Hakes

Victor D. Hakes, 59, of Plunketts Creek Twp., passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born February 18, 1957 in Williamsport a son of Max D. and Dolores Beck Hakes.

Victor worked 26 years at Beacon Container followed by Camp Susque and the Pennsylvania Game Farm. He was a member of Hope Community Church, Loyalsock, and the Original PA 1000 Yard Bench Rest Club. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, outdoorsman and Penn State and Yankees fan. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and supporting them in all of their activities.

He is survived by his wife, the former Shawna R. Gerheim; his father and step mother, Max and Bette Hakes of Montgomery; mother, Dolores of Gore, Okla.; his children, Erin A. (Jason) Moon of Loyalsock, Vicki R. Hakes of Columbus, OH, Denise D. (James) Jaeger of Frankinton, NC, Rebecca D. (Bill) Rishel of Williamsport, and Justin M. Hakes of Muncy. He is also survived by his brothers, Daniel (Sabrina) Hakes of Proctor, Robert “Buddy” Hakes of Muncy, James Hakes of Gore, Okla., Tim Hakes of Muncy, Steve Hakes of Williamsport, and 13 grandchildren.

A Memorial Celebration of Life will begin with the receiving of family and friends 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Lycoming Valley Baptist Church, 4980 Lycoming Mall Rd., Montoursville. With a service following at 12:00 noon with Pastor Mike Miosi officiating with a light meal following. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: Camp Susque, 47 Susque Camp Rd., Trout Run PA 17771. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: March 7, 2016

Jean Y. Kaufman

Jean Y. Kaufman, 88, of Montoursville, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Williamsport Home. She was born December 1, 1927 in South Williamsport the daughter of Raymond and Florabel Johnson Young.

Jean had taught for the South Williamsport School District and retired from Loyalsock High School. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and served as church organist for both Faith United Methodist and Messiah Lutheran Church for many years. She was a member of the Montoursville Eastern Star and served as past Worthy Matron.

She is survived by her sons, William R. (Judith) Kaufman of York and Mark D. Kaufman of Montoursville; her grandchildren, Clarissa Gonzalez, Janelle and David Kaufman, James Campbell, and great grandchildren, Kaelah, Sophia, and Benton.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Rusty Wolfinger officiating. Interment will follow in the Muncy Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Tuesday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: March 7, 2016




Duane E. Berry

Duane E. Berry, 68, of Trout Run, passed away March 3, 2016 at his home. He was born May 15, 1947 in Allenwood, a son of the late Harry and Mildred Bieber Berry.

Duane retired from Springs Window Fashion. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, and fishing.

He was predeceased by his son, Brian Duane Berry, and three grandsons.

Duane is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Alice R. Boyles; son, Curtis E. (Vicki) Berry of Williamsport; daughter, Elizabeth E. (McClure) Flook, Jr. of Jersey Shore; brother, Ronnie (Wanda) Bieber of Montoursville, and granddaughter, Annalisa.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: March 4, 2016

Amy M. Klees

Amy M. Klees, 42, of Montgomery, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the Hershey Medical Center. She was born May 29, 1973 in Williamsport, a daughter of James and Joann Boyles McElheny.

Amy worked at Valley View Nursing Center, and was a member of the Warrensville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her parents of Williamsport; her husband of 23 years, Robert W. Klees; daughter, Nicole L. Klees of Bethlehem, PA; son, Cody W. Klees of Montgomery; her paternal grandfather, Harold Mosteller of Cogan Station; maternal grandfather, Rodney Boyles of Williamsport; brothers, James (Heidi) McElheny of Montoursville, Clay Paulhamus of Williamsport, and her sister, Missy McElheny of Troy, PA.

The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the Warrensville United Methodist Church, 5748 Warrensville Rd., Warrensville, with the Rev. Susan L. Halverstadt officiating. Interment will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will be held Tuesday from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville, and again Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the church.

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

 

Posted: March 4, 2016

Leslie A. “Les” Liddic

Leslie A. “Les” Liddic, 88, of Lafayette Parkway, Williamsport, went home to be with the Lord on March 3, 2016 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Born April 16, 1927, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Walter L. and Anna R. (Stine) Liddic.

Les served in the Army Air Force from 1945-1948. He retired from the former Bethlehem Steel Company in 1984 after 29 years of service.

He was a member of Greenview Alliance Church where he served as an Elder for more than 25 years. In 2011, in recognition of his years of service, Mr. Liddic was given the honorary title of “Elder Emeritus.”

Surviving are his wife, Myra K. (Healey) Liddic who he married in 2004, two daughters, Carol Edwards and Sharon Liddic, both of Williamsport, three step-sons, Albert Lovell (Susan), of Montoursville, Gerald and Michael Matthew, both of Williamsport, two step-daughters, Diana Friese, of Williamsport and Denise Matthew, of Porland Or., six grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son Walter M. Liddic, his first wife, Viola (Lovell) Liddic, his second wife, Phillis (Bates) Liddic, and five sisters, Lorrin Bastian, May Stewart, Edna Lytle, Anna Daughterty, and Virginia Sechrist.

A funeral service to honor the life of Les will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, March 10 at Greenview Alliance Church, 1955 Warrensville Road, Montoursville with Pastor Ron Raymer officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at Greenview Alliance Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Leslie’s name to Greenview Alliance AWANA Club, 1955 Warrensville Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

 

Posted: March 4, 2016




Irene A. Lucas

Irene A. Lucas, 95, of formerly of Beech Creek passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Susque View Home, Lock Haven.

Born on March 6, 1920 in Beech Creek Township, she was the daughter of the late Glen S. and Florence Wagner Dickey.

On June 17, 1935 she married Byron B. Lucas who preceded her in death in 1972.
Irene worked for Sylvania until their closing. She then was employed by Keystone Central School District, and later by Island Poultry Farm.

She also babysat many nieces and nephews as well as some neighborhood children, getting them on and off the bus.

She was a member of the Blanchard Church of Christ.

Irene was well known for her baking, especially her apple dumplings, raisin-filled cookies, cinnamon rolls, and Shoo-Fly pies which she sold at her yearly yard sale.

Surviving is a son, Russell (Joan) Winslow of Hood River, OR; a grandson, Scott (Kristen) Winslow; a great granddaughter, Alexandra Winslow; a brother, Vaughn Dickey of Howard; and two sisters, Mildred Orner of Beech Creek and Violet Kitchen of Lock Haven.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Dickey and a sister, Margaret Summerson Beach.

Private funeral services will take place at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place at Jacksonville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Irene’s name to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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 3, 2016

Joanne A. Huyck

Joanne A. Huyck, 77, of Montoursville, died Thursday March 3, 2016 at Loyalsock Creek Rehab and Nursing Center.

Born July 22, 1938 in Williamsport she was a daughter of the late Alvin M. Confer and Rebecca L. Egly. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Huyck.

Joanne was a 1956 graduate of Williamsport High School. She worked as a telephone operator for over 39 years and retired from AT&T.

Joanne was a former member of Greenview Alliance and also attended Christian Missionary Alliance. She was a past secretary for Williamsport Pop Warner Football, was active with the Bell Telephone Pioneers, and enjoyed playing the organ, cooking and crafting.

Surviving is a son, Scott Lehman of McKees Rocks, PA; a daughter, Kimberly (Mike) Novelis of Williamsport; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and her good friend Neva.

A funeral service to honor the life of Joanne will be held 11 AM Monday, March 7, 2016 at Strome Chapel at Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation & Nursing Center ,1445 Sycamore Road, Montoursville, PA 17754. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. A viewing will be held from 10-11 AM Monday prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Joanne’s name can be made to The Meow House, 314 Deckman Hollow Road Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 3, 2016

Phyllis Ernestine Bartlow Wommer

Phyllis Ernestine Bartlow Wommer, 85, loving wife of the late David Earl Wommer Sr, entered into her eternal rest Tuesday evening, March 1, 2016 at her residence.

Phyllis was one of six children born to the late Emma Sarah Charles Bartlow and the late James David Bartlow in Lycoming County, PA, where she attended school, married, worked and raised her children, moving to Georgia in 1992 to be closer to her girls. An accomplished seamstress, she worked in the textile industry as well as sewed her children’s clothes, curtains, etc. Phyllis loved to cook for her family and was known for her potato soup. Her other interests included working in her flowers, doing word search games, bird watching, and just being outdoors. While in her native hometown, she was a member of the East Lycoming CB Club.

A loyal, dedicated wife, mother, sister and friend, she was dependable and could always be counted on when needed. Phyllis loved her family unconditionally and was happiest in their presence—she especially loved playing with her grands and great-grands. Her death has left a void no one can fill but she leaves memories and a legacy no one can steal.

Phyllis is also preceded in death by all of her siblings, Martha Bartlow, Eleanor Phillips, Alvin Bartlow, Geraldine Wommer and Miles Bartlow.

Survivors include her children, Emma L. Givens, Alvin E. Wommer, David E. Wommer Jr. and Sue Wommer; fifteen grandchildren, David Givens, Jeff Givens, Rusty Givens, Randy Givens, Tim Givens, Ernestine “Ernie” Phelps, Terry Wommer, Rebecca “Becky” Eidson, April Wommer, Mike Wommer, Davey Wommer, Jennifer Baldwin, Danny Keebler, Heather Keebler, and Katie Sheppard; seventeen great grandchildren, Clinton Canaday, Jessica Givens, Dillon Givens, Trent Givens, Houston Givens, Cullen Givens, Kenny Phelps, Dusty Phelps, Jack Phelps, Stephanie Eidson, David Eidson, Katie Wommer, Macey Wommer, Zack Baldwin, Vinny Baldwin, Megan West, Landyn Wommer, Cohen Wommer, Destiny Keebler, Bridgett Keebler, DixieLee Sheppard, Rachael Keebler and Wyatt Herring; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Terry Wommer, Mike Wommer, David Wommer, Daniel Keebler, Matt Baldwin and Harold Keebler.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 5:30-7:00 P.M. Friday evening, March 4, 2016, prior to the funeral service. The family will also receive friends at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home Monday afternoon, March 7, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 P.M. prior to funeral services.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 P.M. Friday evening, March 4, 2016 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Jason Burton officiating. Funeral services will also be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday afternoon, March 7, 2016 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home in Hughesville, PA, with interment to follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery

 

Posted: March 4, 2016




Mary A. Gardner

Mary A. Gardner, 98, of Center St., Lock Haven, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing where she resided for a year.

Born in Lock Haven on May 12, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Arthur W. and Sophia E. Smith Sayers.

She attended Lock Haven schools, and in her earlier years worked at Montgomery Wards in Lock Haven.

At St. Agnes Catholic Church, Mary married Angelo M. Gardner who preceded her in death on September 3, 1992.

She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish where she participated in the Altar and Rosary Society.

Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy A. (Harold) Grieb of Flemington and Roberta J. (James) Dwyer of Woolrich; four grandchildren: Matthew and Daniel Dwyer, both of Philadelphia, Mark A. Grieb of Lock Haven, and Victoria Grieb (Kerry Stover) of Flemington; and two great grandchildren, Hunter and Kara Stover.

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James A. and William L. Sayers and two sisters, Regina Weaver and Gertrude Smith.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 6, 2016 at 11 A.M. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven with Rev. Father Joseph Orr officiating. Burial will follow at St. Agnes Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington on Monday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lock Haven Catholic School to purchase paving bricks in Mary’s name.

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

 

Posted: March 1, 2016

Sarah Louise Reeder

Sarah Louise Reeder, 96, of Ravine Rd and formally of S. Williamsport, died on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Williamsport Home. Her husband, Charles William Reeder, passed away in 2003.

She was born on August 3, 1919 in Howard and was the daughter of William and Miriam Solt Shaffer.

Sarah was a 1934 graduate of Bellefonte High School. She retired from GTE Sylvania in 1980 where she was a supervisor. She was a member of Pine St. United Methodist Church, Ramblers Club and the Red Hat Society.

Sarah is survived by a daughter, Judith (Terrence) Dean of Williamsport; two grandchildren, Kate Dean of Washington, DC and Michael Dean (Michelle Troeger) of Jacksonville, FL; a brother, Guy Shaffer, of Zion; and a sister, Jean Copeland of Media. She was predeceased by a sister Lois Dunkle.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 in Pine St. United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St., Williamsport with Pastor Doug Eberly officiating. Burial will be private in Zion Cemetery, Bellefonte. Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the church from 10 to 11 a.m.

The family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Kaufman Funeral Home Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: March 1, 2016

George H. Reeder, Jr.

George H. Reeder, Jr., 86, of Cogan Station went peacefully to be with God when he passed quietly at home surrounded by his loving family on March 1, 2016.

Born on April 16, 1929 in Williamsport, he was the son of the late George H. Reeder, Sr. and Jennie M. Scott.

George retired from Textron after 40 years of service. He was a Korean War veteran serving in the US Army. George was a member of St. Michael’s
Lutheran Church, Dietrick Lamade Lodge #755 & F. & A.M. and the Williamsport Consistory. He was a founding member of the Original PA 1000 Yard Benchrest Club where he held many offices, and served for many years as the Range Master. He was a member of the Elbow Fish & Game Club and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was a lifetime member of the N.R.A.

George loved to work with his hands to make “things” and was a renaissance man in his own right. He had a mind for invention with ideas about everything and always had things he wanted to do.

George is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Nancy Ann Losch. He is also survived by four daughters, Patricia Beck Henry (Curt) of Williamsport; Jo Ann Neidig (Al Holloman) of Cogan Station; Rebecca M. Reeder of Hoboken, NJ; and Elizabeth R. Fronk (Tim) of Williamsport; a brother, Kenneth Reeder (Aldine) of Williamsport; a sister in-law, Shirley Reeder of Montoursville; and nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

George was preceded in death by his son, Robert Scott Reeder; two sisters, Margaret Palermo and Lois Bonnell; and two brothers, Robert Reeder and Harry “Bud” Reeder.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service to honor his wonderful life on Sunday, March 6, 2016, 2:00 p.m. at Saint Michael’s Lutheran Church, 1877 Saint Michael’s Road with Rev. Elisabeth Aurand officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

His family wishes to thank Jamie Schuman and Hospice for all their tender, loving care. The family will be providing the flowers. Donations can be made to Saint Michael’s Lutheran Church.

 

Posted: March 3, 2016




   

Tammy A. Collins

Tammy A. Collins, 53, a resident of Muncy, PA, formerly of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2016 in The Gatehouse at Williamsport, PA.

Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Wednesday, March 14, 1962, she was the daughter of the late William and Patricia (Kiper) Reynolds.

Tammy was a 1980 graduate of Montgomery High School.

She enjoyed fishing on the river, camping, attending yard sales and playing scratch off tickets with the lottery. She especially enjoyed the companionship of her dogs.

Tammy is survived by one son, Allen J. Collins, Jr. of San Antonio, Texas; one granddaughter, Brenna Mills and three siblings, Terry and husband Scott Evans of Williston, Florida; Russell Reynolds of Elimsport, PA and Susan Reynolds of Lock Haven, PA. Tammy is also survived by several nieces and nephews and her dog, Baby. In addition to her parents, Tammy was preceded in death by her brother, Alan Reynolds.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA.

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

 

Posted: March 1, 2016




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