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Obituaries ~ May 2015
 



Elmer Ellsworth Hill

Elmer Ellsworth Hill, 89, of Lock Haven passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at his home.

Born December 28, 1925 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late James Roy and Annie Elizabeth Bower Hill.

Elmer served in the United States Navy during World War II.

On December 9, 1950 he married the former Rose Mary Mancini who survives.

Elmer was employed by Hammermill Paper Company and then International Paper working in the Finishing Department.

For his entire life he was a member of the Holy Spirit Parish, attending St. Agnes Catholic Church.

Elmer was very involved in the community, holding a life membership at the Elks and Son’s of Italy, and was a social member of the American Legion, 40 & 8, Castanea Fire Company, and the Moose. He was also a founding member of Savage Hunting Camp.

Elmer was an avid Penn State football fan. He was a member of the Lock Haven University Wrestling Club and enjoyed traveling to watch their matches. He also loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, both at the high school and college level.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters: Joanne (Franklin) Furl of Lock Haven, Theresa (Fred) Jacobs and Mary Ann (Harry) Bower, both of Flemington; a daughter-in-law, Debra J. Hill of Mill Hall; two brothers, Talford and Theodore “Ted” Hill; five sisters: Annie May Menichello, Audrey Jeanette Engle, Kathryn “Kate” Williams, Barbara Stabley, and Betty Lou Barner; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Hill; eight brothers: George, Leon, James “Bucky,” Jonathan, Emil “Kalin,” Larry, Dalton, and Edward Hill; three sisters: Gertrude “Dot” Mikitko, Lydia Hill, and Frances Hill.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven, with the Rev. Father Joseph Orr officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at St. Agnes Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. with a Son’s Of Italy service beginning at 3:45 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. with a wake service beginning at 7:45 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Son’s of Italy or the James E. Van Zandt Veteran’s Medical Center of Altoona.

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

 

Posted: May 29, 2015

William O. Olsen

William O. Olsen, 65, of 16 Ridgedale Ave., Williamsport, died at his residence on May 29, 2015. He was born Sept. 13, 1949 in Aultman, a son of the late Bernard and Rebecca Clark Olsen.

Bill graduated from Homer-Center High School, Indiana, PA, in 1967 where he earned letters in football, basketball, and track. He received his B.A. degree in mathematics from Lycoming College in 1971. While at Lycoming, he was a three-letter winner as a defensive halfback and was named to the first team Middle Atlantic Conference All-Star team and to the second team Associated Press All-Pennsylvania team.

He taught for two years and was an assistant junior high football coach for one year in the Montoursville Area School District. He taught and was a member of the football coaching staff at Williamsport High School from 1973 until 2006. He coached quarterbacks, receivers, and defensive halfbacks and served as defensive coordinator beginning in 1981 until his retirement. He attended St. Joseph the Worker Parish and was a member of the Sons of Italy Lodge 138.

Surviving are his wife, the former Cecelia Cozzi, with whom he would have celebrated 33 years of marriage on July 23; a daughter, Brittany Olsen of Baltimore, MD; a brother, Jan (Elaine) Olsen of Holland, OH; a sister, Cecilia (Ray) Moxley of Woodland, TX, and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 2 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville with Rev. John K. Manno as celebrant. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received from 6 – 8 p.m., Monday, June 1 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sun Home, Health & Hospice, 61 Duke St., P.O. Box 232, Northumberland, PA 17857 for the needs of Alzheimer’s patients.

 

Posted: June 1, 2015

William “Bill” Roy Becker

William “Bill” Roy Becker, 75, of Loyalsock Twp., died Friday, May 29, 2015 at home surrounded by his family.
 
Born May 21, 1940, in Williamsport, he was a son of Raymond G. and Emma Jane (Fessler) Becker.
He married Lawrence “Larry” Nevel on July 12, 2014 and they have been together 39 years.
 
Bill served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1969.  He worked as a
n Assistant Branch Manager at Williamsport National Bank, assisted in running The Hoagie House for 15 years, and retired from Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, where he worked for 24 years.  Bill enjoyed cooking.
 
Surviving in addition to his husband are three sisters, Beverly Jane Ceraso of Williamsport, Karen Brion of Duboistown, and Darlene Carles (Philip) of Bellefonte; a brother, Richard Allen Mosteller (Debra) of Williamsport; and a godchild/niece Heidi Moritz of Roaring Spring.
 
A visitation will be held Tuesday, June 2 at 1 p.m. at Wildwood Chapel, 1151 Cemetery Street, Williamsport. A memorial service to honor Bill’s life will be held following the visitation at 2 p.m.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation, C/O Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.
 
Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: June 1, 2015




Danielle E. Pauling

Danielle E. Pauling, 33, a resident of New Freedom, PA, formerly of Elimsport, PA, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at her residence.

Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, January 29, 1982, she was the daughter of Daniel G. and Wana (Phillips) Pauling of New Freedom, PA.

Danielle was a 2000 graduate of Susquehannock High School at Glen Rock, PA and received degrees in paralegal studies and criminal justice from Central Penn College at Harrisburg, PA. Danielle was employed as a paralegal.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by three siblings, Jennifer Pauling Lynch and husband Sean, Watertown, NY; Stephanie Pauling Nolte and husband Ronald, Williamsport, PA; Patrick D. and wife Hannah Myers Pauling, Wellsboro, PA; four nieces and one nephew, Elissa Nolte; Malorie Nolte; Brennan Lynch; Amelia Lynch; Kimberly Pauling; paternal grandparents, Max K. and Evelyn Pauling, Elimsport, PA; maternal grandparents, Wayne and Doris Phillips, Williamsport, PA.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 2:30 P.M. on Monday, June 1, 2015 with Pastor Byron Brooks, director of Pennwood Bible Camp, officiating.

Interment will be in the Elimsport Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 1:00 - 2:30 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Dan & Wana Pauling, 3 Strawberry Road, New Freedom, PA 17349 to help defray funeral expenses.

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

 

Posted: May 29, 2015

Carol U. Myers

Carol U. Myers, 66, a resident of Shenandoah, PA, formerly of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at her residence. Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Saturday, December 25, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Harriet (Drum) Sellers.

Carol was a homemaker. Carol enjoyed gardening, going for walks, movies and puzzles.

She is survived by five children, Jaynetta Persun, Montgomery, PA; Shelly and husband Hector Perez, Shenandoah, PA; David and wife Elizabeth Myers, Williamsport, PA; Jeff Myers, Shenandoah, PA; Kenneth Myers, Williamsport, PA; one brother, Robert Sellers, Muncy, PA; 15 grandchildren, Tom Grafius, Hector Perez, Cody Perez, Samantha Nye, Robert Hess and wife Samantha, Emily Nye, Michael Myers, Timothy Myers, Amanda Myers, Tiffany Myers, Kaitlyn Myers, Zachary Myers, Lily Myers, Jeffrey Myers and Bruce Myers and three great grandchildren, Cameron Hess, Emma Hess, Shaun Eagle. Carol was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Nye.

A memorial service will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Friends may call on Tuesday from 5:00 - 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: May 29, 2015

Leon E. “Amos” Houseknecht

Leon E. “Amos” Houseknecht, 88, of 538 Rabbittown Rd., Pennsdale, died Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Gatehouse, Williamsport.

Born July 14, 1926 in Hughesville, he was a son of the late Clayton and Carrie (Myers) Houseknecht.

Amos was a graduate of Hughesville High School. He served honorably with the U. S. Navy as a gunners mate upon the U S S Antietam aircraft carrier during World War II. He remained a member of the U S S Antietam Association. Amos worked as a foreman in the machine shop at Sprout-Waldron for 40 years and was a member of Sprout’s Quarter Century Club.

He was of Lutheran faith.

Amos was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose #866, Muncy Valley, the Roland Ritter Post 268 American Legion, Muncy, the Muncy Lodge #299, F & AM and the Williamsport Consistory.

An avid golfer, he played with a three handicap, won the first championship at the White Deer Golf Course and was well known for playing in all the local golf tournaments.

Surviving are four children, Linda Fry and her husband, Ken, of Pennsdale, Keith W. Houseknecht, of Muncy, Rick Houseknecht and his wife, Karen, of Lock Haven and Nancy Vera and her husband, Javier, of Brownsville, TX; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers, Oliver, Jesse, George and Harley Houseknecht and one sister, Mary Houseknecht.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Burial with full military honors will be held in the Muncy Cemetery.

If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to either the Gatehouse, make check payable to the Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

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

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

 

Posted: May 29, 2015




Martin M. Doughty

Martin M. Doughty, 81, of Jersey Shore, died Monday, May 25, 2015, at Hershey Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Jean W. (Wright) Doughty, with whom they would have celebrated 57 years of marriage on May 30.

Born July 15, 1933, in Millmont, he was a son of the late Clarence E. and Goldie (Mager) Doughty.

Martin served in the U.S. Marine Corp and was awarded the âOutstanding Member Certificateã by his battalion commanding officer. He was a 1961 graduate of Widner College where he majored in mechanical engineering. He retired from West Company in 1989 where he was the plant manager. He also worked for Sprout-Waldron, Koppers Company, Inc. as the project manager for the thermos-mechanical pulping installation at A. Ahlstrom’s Varkaus, Finland mill, which was the largest in the world at that time.

He was a life member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), Trout Unlimited and was a member of Slate Run Sportsman Club. He was an Eagle Scout, enjoyed hunting and was a fly fishing guide and instructor for many years. Martin was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his sons, Matthew E. (Renee S.) Doughty and Martin G. Doughty, both of Jersey Shore; a brother, Clarence Doughty, of New Jersey; a sister, Jackie DeWees, of Maryland; and two grandchildren, Shane M. and Rachael J. Doughty.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Doughty.

A memorial service to honor the life of Martin will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 29 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. Kevin E. Brophy officiating. A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made in Martin’s name to Jersey Shore Area EMS, 1212 Locust St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: May 27, 2015

Connie L. Bower

Connie L. Bower, 72, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born April 19, 1943, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of William and Helen (Beal) Lawton.

Connie graduated from the Williamsport High School, Class of 1961. She worked at the Williamsport Hospital as a Nurse Extender and in the Emergency Room.

Connie was a member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church and was in the church choir. She loved spending time with her friends and family.

Surviving are a son, Jeffrey Knerr (Stanna) of Beech Creek; a daughter, Lisa Dunkleberger (Don) of Loyalsock Twp.; six grandchildren, Bradley (Ellen), Brandon (Kelsey), and Brenna Baysore, and Baleigh, Bryssa, and Brynn Dunkleberger; and one great-granddaughter, Kira Baysore.

A funeral service honoring Connie’s life will be held 12:00 p.m. Monday, June 1 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Burial will be held at Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be held Monday, 11:00 a.m. until time of service at Sanders.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: May 28, 2015

Helen K. Parker-Matthews

Helen K. Parker-Matthews, 61, of Williamsport, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center.

Born August, 20, 1953, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Mary J. (Saxton) Parker, of Williamsport and the late Robert D. Parker.

Helen graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology with an associate’s degree in Executive Administration. She retired as a legal assistant.

She attended Emmanuel Baptist Church. She was a volunteer for groups that assisted individuals with addictions. She also supported and was involved with various animal shelters and charities. She enjoyed gardening and writing greeting cards. Most of all she loved her family and was a loving wife, daughter, mother, and grandmother.

Surviving are her husband, Wayne A. Matthews, Sr., of Williamsport, daughters, Robin E. Telles (Koskey), of Pittsburg, Jennifer K. Koskey, of State College, Julie C. Koskey, of Evans, GA, and Melissa A. Gasparovic, of Los Angeles, CA, a step-son, Wayne A. Matthews, Jr., of Williamsport, two grandchildren, Jordanna B. and Jonathan D. Telles.

A memorial service to honor the life of Helen will be held 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 1 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport, with the Rev. James Bixler officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home. Burial will be held private at the convenience of the family in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: May 28, 2015




Veronica R. Carey

Veronica R. Carey, 98 , of Williamsport, died Friday , May 22, 2015 in Hospice Care at The Williamsport Home. Born Jan. 3, 1917 in Cairnbrook, PA, she was a daughter of Joseph and Louise Javersack Trzok.

She had worked as a personal caregiver for many years. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and a member of the former Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church. Veronica was a talented seamstress , enjoyed gardening , playing the piano, Bingo, and baking, especially nutbread. She was always very independent up until her recent illness.


Surviving are five children Richard Carey, Robert Carey, Michael Carey, all of Williamsport, Donna Carey of Phoenix, AZ, Kathleen Carey with whom she lived, son-in-law, Raymond Jaecques of Ocala, FL, daughter-in-law Donna Carey, Williamsport, ten grandchildren, great grandchildren , and great great grandchildren, and a by her sister Pauline Trzok of New London, CT.

She was preceded in death by a son James Carey in 2010, a daughter Veronica Jaecques in 2014, an infant son Timothy Carey, three sisters Josephine Kolodziej, Sophie Klementovich, and Mary Leone, and three brothers Tony Vukson, Nick Vukson, and Joseph Trzok,

A Memorial Mass to honor the life of Veronica will be held 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: May 26, 2015

John A. Wassler

John A. Wassler, 75 of Loyalsock Township, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He was born in New York City, N.Y., on Oct. 3, 1939, the son of Anthony and Marion Fray Wassle. John was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church. Retiring as a supervisor, he was a sales representative for the former Bethlehem Wire Rope here in Williamsport. John had been the treasurer for the Williamsport Kiawanis Club; an active volunteer at St. Anthony’s Soup Kitchen; and a Eucharistic Minister for St. Ann Roman Catholic Church. John enjoyed playing poker with the retired friends poker club every Tuesday evening. He was an Army veteran and had celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary this past Nov. 14, 2014.

He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara A Kearn Wassler; his brother, Alfred R. (Patty Green) Wassler, of New York City, N.Y.; sisters, Mary O’Sullivan, of Germantown, Md. and Fran (John) Bruggemann, of River Vale, N.J.; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport, on Monday morning, June 1, 2015, at 10 a.m. with his pastor, the Rev. John Victoria and Rev. Michael McCormick co-officiating.

Friends may call at the church on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport.

 

Posted: May 27, 2015

Arch A. "Bud" Payne

Arch A. "Bud" Payne, 86, of Williamsport, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at home. He was born in Stannaids, N.Y. on Sept. 26, 1928.

Bud was employed as a carpenter. His wife, Teresa L. Payne preceded him in death on July 17, 1996.

Bud was a Korean War Veteran and a recipient of The Purple Heart.

He is survived by his children, John N. Miller and Victoria L. Payne, both of this city. Graveside services will be held in Wildwood Cemetery on Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, C/O Susquehanna Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Posted: May 27, 2015




Daniel James Owen Sr.

Daniel James Owen Sr., 88, passed away in his sleep on May 23, 2015 at Manor Care in Jersey Shore, Pa.

Jim was born May 17, 1927 in McNett Twp, Lycoming County, a son of the late Harold W. and Georgia (Smith) Owen. On Nov 2, 1952, He married Marian L. Speck who survives.

Jim served in the US Navy at the end of WWII in Panama. After his military service he worked as an ironworker for Harrisburg Local #404 for 35 years. He enjoyed farming and raising Belgian draft horses. The horses were often visible in the pasture fields surrounding the family farm and a source of conversation to those passing by.

In addition to his wife of 62 years, Jim is survived by 4 sons, Dallas L. (Anna Marie) of Glasgow, KY, Jim Jr. (Susan) of Sandy, UT, Dennis R. (Debbie) of Gretna, NE, Darryl G. (Anne) of State College, PA and a daughter Diane L. (Marty) Smith of Aaronsburg, PA. He is also survived by a brother Gerald of Pine Creek and 9 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30 2015 at the Garman Lutheran Church, 1779 Sulphur Run Rd., Jersey Shore. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions can be made to the SPCA of Clinton County, 33 Mill Hall Rd. Lock Haven, Pa 17745.

Arrangements entrusted to Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, Jersey Shore.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.WelkerFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: May 26, 2015

William Richard Barrett

William Richard Barrett, 65, of McElhattan, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 at his home.

Bill was born in Lock Haven on March 29, 1950, the son of the late Richard Elwood Barrett and Pat Gardner Barrett who survives in Pine Station.

He was a 1969 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

On May 13, 2005 in Jersey Shore, he married the former Patricia Harrau, who survives.

Bill worked for the Pennsylvania College of Technology for 28 years before his retirement in 2012.

He loved spending time outdoors. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed hiking the trails at Zindle Park in McElhattan. He liked going for walks with his wife and spent a lot of his free time landscaping at his house. Bill was also an accomplished woodworker and made a business out of selling his woodworking items after his retirement.

In addition to his wife and mother, Bill is survived by a daughter, Jami Lynn (Michael) Madonia of Illinois; two brothers, Michael of McElhattan and James of North Carolina; two step-children, Thomas W. (Mary) Casilio and Nichole L. (Mario Cej) Casilio, both of Lock Haven; and five grandchildren, Alexandra and Weston Madonia, Taylor and Cameron Casilio and Gio Cej.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Barrett.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Susquehanna Health Hospice, c/o of Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa 17701 or the Rolfe Pancreatic Foundation, 17 North State Street, Suite 1550
Chicago, Illinois 60602.

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

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

 

Posted: May 26, 2015

Richard G. Wright

Richard G. Wright, 74, of 2345 Mill Lane, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at The Williamsport Home following an extended illness.

Rich and his wife, the former Charlene K. Garverick, observed their 33rd anniversary on March 27.

Rich retired from the former Avco after over 40 years of service, was a 1958 graduate of Butler High School, Butler, N.J. and a member of the National Harley Davidson Hog Assoc. He enjoyed collecting guns, motorcycles, boating and camping.

Born Aug. 29, 1940 in Jersey City, N.J., he was the son of Milton S. and Mildred Yates Wright.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Shawn G. (Carrie) of Williamsport; brother, Christopher C. (Sue) of Ephrata; three daughters; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral services to honor the life of Rich will be at 5:00 p.m. Thursday at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave., with the Rev. Jay E. Jones officiating. A gathering to celebrate Rich’s life will follow the service. Burial will be at Twin Hills Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18740.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: May 26, 2015




Marlin G. Snook

Marlin G. Snook, 81, of Avis, died Sunday evening, May 24, 2015, at the Lock Haven Hospital.

Born Dec. 18, 1933, in Loganton, he was the son of Newton Snook and the former Mary B. Imes.

He is survived by his wife, the former Janet L. Briggs. They were united in marriage June 21, 1958.

Marlin was a member of the Labelle Vallee Lodge #232 Jersey Shore and the Operating Engineers #66B.

During the Korean War Marlin honorably served his country in the United States Army from March 3, 1954 until Dec. 22, 1955.

For many years he was a member of the Avis United Methodist Church. He was the owner of M&J Snook Inc. and was a self taught Master Mechanic.

Over the years Marlin was a mentor to many. He is survived by four daughters, LuAnn (William) Coleman of Mackeyville, Jamie R. Hoffman of Salida, Colo., Marlene (Jim) Beaver of Lock Haven and Gloria J. (Terry) Kshir of Blossburg; a son-in-law he mentored. Stuart Lisowski; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lucein (Shirley) Snook of Loganton; and two sisters, Kathryn Startzel of Montgomery and Shelva J. Brubaker of Loganton.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Avis United Methodist Church, 215 Prospect Ave., Avis Pa. 17721.
Rev. Thomas C. Jones his pastor will officiate.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. Thursday until the time of services in the church. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Loganton with full military honors conducted by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard.
Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, is in charge of arrangements.

Family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made in Marlin's name to the Avis United Methodist Church or to the Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa. 17701.

 

Posted: May 26, 2015

Lauren E. Yoxtheimer

Miss Lauren Edith Yoxtheimer died Saturday, May 23, 2015, at her home in Avis.

She was born on Sept. 22, 1987, in Williamsport, to James H. Yoxtheimer, Jr. and Cheryl Kuntz Yoxtheimer.

She was a beautiful young lady, inside and out, who had a love for her family that exceeded all. A daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, aunt, cousin and friend, all of which she was proud to be.

Surviving besides her parents, are a sister, Tara Bair, husband Kenneth and son Tristan of Virginia Beach, Va.; her maternal grandmother, Dawn L. Kuntz of Williamsport; her fraternal grandfather, James H. Yoxtheimer Sr. of Jersey Shore; her aunts Linda L. Yoxtheimer of Levittown, and Ellen L. Keegan (David) of Jersey Shore; her cousins Freddie Yoxtheimer, Samantha Keegan and Meaghan Keen; special friends Andrew, Anna, Ry and Corrine, and her beloved cat Furball.

Lauren was preceded in death by a paternal grandmother, Fritzetta Yoxtheimer; a maternal grandfather, Ray H. Kuntz; and an uncle, Frederick Yoxtheimer.
Lauren graduated from Jersey Shore High school in 2005 and received a special recognition award for Journalism. She also lettered in three sports, beginning in her freshmen year, which included Cross Country, Swimming and Track.

She went on to attend Edinboro University majoring in English Literature, and was currently a student of Ashford University. She was also certified as a yoga instructor.

Lauren was employed by Pinnacle Consulting and Homemakers.
Lauren’s hobbies included hiking and biking with her mother and father, making herbal remedies and soaps, and gardening. Lauren supported the Sierra Club and the SPCA.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a memorial service starting at 7 p.m. at the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, located at 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, Pa. 17740.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Jersey Shore Public Library, 110 Oliver St., Jersey Shore, Pa. 17740, and the Williamsport SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, Pa. 17701.

 

Posted: May 26, 2015

Doris Ann Buehl

Doris Ann Buehl, 81, of Jersey Shore, died Monday, May 25, 2015 at the Jersey Shore Hospital.

Born May 31, 1933 in Jersey Shore, she was the daughter of the late Carl Harrow and the former Mary Bardo. She was preceded in death by a son, Anthony W. Cooney.

For many years she was a meals on wheels volunteer, and earlier in her life she worked at a day care center in North Carolina.

Surviving are a son, Thomas M. (Deb) Cooney of Jersey Shore; a daughter, Mary K. Cooney of Phoenix, Arizona; a brother, Larry D. “Swede” (Elaine) Harrow of Jersey Shore; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Jersey Shore Cemetery.

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

 

Posted: May 26, 2015




Helma Kruk

Helma Kruk, 73, passed away on Saturday, 23 May 2015, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. She was born the third of six children in Kalisch, Poland, to the late Peter and Wilhelmina Engel on 15 May 1942. She grew up in Breitenbach, Germany, where she later met her future husband, John B. Kruk. John was in the U.S. Army and stationed at the nearby Bambergerhof radio station. John and Helma were married in Germany on 22 May 1965, and Helma soon moved to the United States to begin a new life with her husband.

Helma and John made their home in Lock Haven, PA, and had two daughters, Karina and Jennifer. Helma dedicated her life to raising her children and taking care of her family. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, where she was a Eucharistic Minister, devoted member of the choir, and served as treasurer of the Altar Rosary Society. She was also actively involved in the Christian Women’s Club.

Helma loved to cook and took pride in providing her family with three home-cooked meals everyday. She enjoyed gardening and tending to the flowers that thrived in and around her home. She always jumped at the opportunity to care for and spend time with her grandchildren, who loved playing with their beloved ‘Oma’.

Helma is survived by her husband of 50 years, John B. Kruk. She is also survived by two brothers, Herbert Engel and Dieter Engel, and three sisters, Gertrud Engel, Hildegard Hassel, and Renate Molter, all of Germany; two daughters, Jennifer Kruk of Fort Belvoir, VA, and Karina Gates of Orangeville, PA; and three grandchildren, Kelsey, Kyle, and Jocelyn Gates, also of Orangeville.

The family would like to express their overwhelming gratitude to all the friends and family who provided prayers and loving support.

Public viewing will be available from 6:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, 27 May 2015, at Donald G. Walker Funeral Home (231 High St, Lock Haven, PA). Funeral service and Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, 28 May 2015, at St. Agnes Catholic Church (3 East Walnut St, Lock Haven, PA).

Memorial contributions in Helma’s name may be donated to the St. Agnes Catholic Church Choir, St. Agnes Altar Rosary Society, or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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

 

Posted: May 26, 2015

Stanley P. Tagliaboski Sr.

Stanley P. Tagliaboski Sr., 71, of Cogan Station, died Saturday, May 23, 2015 at The Gatehouse, Williamsport.

He was born on May 06, 1944 and was the son of the late James and Anna (Liberti) Hamilton.

On April 22, 2000 Stanley married the former Carol A. (Barlet), who survives, and they celebrated 15 years of marriage together this year.

Stanley worked for Frito Lay for 30 years as a packing machine operator and retired in 2003.

He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene of Williamsport, the VFW of Duboistown, the Red Run Gun Club of Ralston and the Young Men’s Republican Club of Williamsport. Stanley enjoyed hunting, playing cards, spending time with his family and friends at the River Lot “Lot 43” of Nesbit and watching old western movies.

In addition to his wife, Stanley is survived by two sons; Tracy (Nikki) Tagliaboski and Derick (Missy Bair) Tagliaboski all of Cogan Station, his dog; Casper that was like a son to him, three daughters; Barbara (Scott) Caverly of Cogan Station, Stacy (John) McKinney of Williamsport and Sheli (Randy) Berger of Loyalsock, one daughter-in-law; Penny Edkins of Williamsport, 11 grandchildren: Matt, Kaitlin, Travis, Ashley, Breanna, Zachary, Lydia, Tyler, Tristen, Colin and Annalise, two great grandchildren; Elara and Emmalyn, three brothers; Scott (Tushanna) Hamilton, Rick Hamilton and Jeff (Donna) Hamilton all of Williamsport, three sisters-in-law; Sandy Jones, Cindy Barlet both of Cogan Station and Barbara Tagliaboski of Milesburg and two brothers-in-law; Carl Barlet of Linden and John (Faye) Barlet of Cogan Station.

In addition to his parents, Stanley was preceded in death by his first wife Elenor “Cookie” Bower, his second wife; Julie Dimassimo, one son; Stanley P. Tagliaboski, Jr., one brother; John “Tag” Tagliaboski and his father-in-law; Daniel Barlet.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Nazarene, 3200 Lycoming Creek Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to The Gatehouse/Cancer Center 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

A public viewing will be held 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira Street, Williamsport followed by the funeral at 7:00p.m. with Pastor Lou Gatti officiating.

The family of Stanley would like to say a big thank you to all the nurses that took great care of him and his family

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Posted: May 26, 2015

Mark Allan Kurtz

Mark Allan Kurtz, 55, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at his home, surrounded by family.

Born September 30, 1959, in Williamsport, he was a son of Arlow Dale and Nina Jane (Winland) Kurtz.

Mark was a loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Melissa (Hanford) Kurtz; a daughter, Arilyn Kurtz; three grandchildren, Rakai, Alaya, and Joey; and five siblings, Bruce Benson (Helen), Glenn (Linda), Jeffrey (Glenda), Arlene, and Joseph (Pamela) Kurtz.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mark’s name may be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation, C/O Susquehanna Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: May 26, 2015




Paul E. Smith

Paul E. Smith, Sr., 82 of Cogan Station, died Friday, May 22, 2015 at his residence near Smitty’s Garage in Cogan Station.

He was born in South Williamsport on August 23, 1932 and was the son of the late William H. and Clara May (Crain) Smith.

Paul married the late Urnava (Digan) Smith in 1961 and spent many years together.

He worked for Centre Concrete of Montoursville for 44 years and retired in 1995. Paul loved being outdoors, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding four wheelers, gardening, cooking, baking, canning and being with his dogs.

Paul is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law; Michael A. Smith of South Williamsport and Mark E. and Annette Smith of Cogan Station, one daughter and son-in-law; Dr. Joy E. Proctor and Marshall Childs of Montgomery, two step-sons; Barry and Laura Nuefer of Williamsport and Allen and Brenda Nuefer of Linden, one step-daughter; Sylvia and Rick Klopp of Linden, 15 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Paul was preceded in death by one son; Paul E. Smith, Jr., six brothers and two sisters.

A public viewing will be held, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the Allen And Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira Street, Williamsport followed by the funeral at 1:00p.m. with the Reverend Mark Mahserjian-Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

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Posted: May 26, 2015

Joyce I. Waltz

Joyce I. Waltz, 86, 0f 907 Nicely Ave., Montoursville, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Valley View Nursing Center. She was born August 6, 1928 in Upper Fairfield Twp., the daughter of Lena Plank Yonkin, and raised by George and Maggie Plank.

Joyce attended Community Baptist Church and was a member of its Young at Heart church group. She enjoyed cooking, reading, crafting and gardening.

She was predeceased by a son, David C., and by a sister, Phyllis Entz.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Glen E. Waltz; son Joseph E. (Stephanie) of Lock Haven; daughter, Barbara D. (John) Leo of Montoursville; sister, Betty L. Moyer of Huntersville; granddaughter, Andrea L. Leo and great granddaughter, Katie Joyce Glidewell.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Community Baptist Church, 1853 Rt. 87 Highway, Montoursville with Harry Boyer, Elder of the church officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Wednesday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to either Community Baptist Church Library, or to the James V. Brown Bookmobile Large Print Publications, 19 E. 4th St. Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: May 26, 2015

Laura E. Frey

Laura E. Frey, 95, of Montoursville, died Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Born November 19, 1919 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Levi Herbert and Sarah Mabel (Cowden) Fisher. On July 27, 1940, she married Grover Rupert Frey, who preceded her in death August 12, 1985 after 45 years of marriage.

Laura graduated from Williamsport High School.

In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, knitting and playing Scrabble. Laura loved giving her knitted creations to others.

Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Nancy and Oliver Avery, of Muncy and Connie Frey, of Canada; seven grandchildren to whom she was Nana; and 11 great-grandchildren to whom she was Granna.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by one brother, Herbert Fisher.

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

Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to either American Rescue Workers, 333 Rose St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

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

 

Posted: May 26, 2015




Henry M. Schriner, Sr.

Henry M. Schriner, Sr., 57, of Hughesville died May 19, 2015 at his home.

Henry was born August 18, 1957, in Lewisburg, a son of the late Henry H. and Dorcas (Forney) Schriner. April 29, 1979, he married Jeanette L. Beers, who survives.

Henry served in the US Navy from 1975-1978. He was a truck driver, driving the majority of his career for Watsontown Trucking, and he also drive for Ward and Jones Motor Co. Earlier in life, he worked for Construction Specialties. Henry enjoyed hunting and was a NASCAR, Penn State and Green Bay Packers fan.

In addition to his wife of 36 years, Henry is survived by a son, Charles S. (Jennifer) Schriner, Muncy; daughter, Tonya Jo (Brian) Confer, Unityville; five grandchildren, Aaden Confer, Alex Confer, Grace Schriner, Charles S. “Buddy” Schriner Jr. and Grace Naugle; sister, Kathryn “Katie” Schriner, McEwensville and a nephew, David Barto, Jr., at home.

Henry was preceded in death by a son, Henry W. “Chip” Schriner, and a sister, Shirley Schriner.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville by Rev. Jane O’Borski. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 p.m. till the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Apt. A, Williamsport, PA 17701 or the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

 

Posted: May 22, 2015

Harley E. Allen

Harley E. Allen, 82, of Hughesville died Wednesday May 20, 2015 at his home.

Harley was born August 14, 1932, on North Mountain, a son of the late Frank H. and Margaret M. (Gordner) Allen.

Harley was a logger his whole life and had worked for Paul McConnel and H & E Lumber. He enjoyed spending time with his family, working on lawn mowers, small engines and hunting. Harley is survived by three sons, Kenny (Sandra) Allen, Hughesville, Frank (Deeanna) Allen, Hughesville and Anthony (Billy Jo) Linn, Williamsport; two daughters, Angela (Raymond) Young, Wyomissing and Tammy (Tony) Snyder, Washingtonville; five grandchildren, Tamika Snyder, Tony Snyder Jr., Shannon Young, Brittany Young and Vanessa Linn; five step-grandchildren, Terry, Penny, Perry and Jennifer; 17 step-great-grandchildren, Brandon, Abigail, Alexis, Elizabeth, David, Mateo, Shelby, Ayla, Alvie, Bindi, Chasity, Meghan, Marcus, Camren, Jason and Jennifer; one step-great-great-grandson, Michael and a brother, Jason, Allen, Hughesville.

Harley was proceeded in death by a step-great-grandson, Perry Miller Jr.; two brothers, Stanley and Henry Allen and three sisters, Virginia Miller, Geraldine Temple and Mildred Kapp.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home 557 E. Water St., Hughesville by Pastor Dale Rintelman. The interment will be in the Lungerville Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home from 9 a.m. till the time of service. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.

 

Posted: May 22, 2015

Paul N. Feaster

Paul N. Feaster, 85, a resident of Montgomery, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015 in the Watsontown Health Care and Rehab Center. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Wednesday, July 31, 1929, he was the son of the late Nelson and Amy (Myers) Feaster. Paul was the husband of Nancy L. (O'Connor) Feaster with whom he would have celebrated a 62nd wedding anniversary on July 26.

Paul was a 1948 graduate of Montgomery-Clinton High School and a graduate of the former Williamsport Technical Institute. He honorably served during the Korean Conflict with the U.S. Army. Paul was employed as a custodian by the Pennsylvania College of Technology at Williamsport, retiring in 1995. He was the proprietor of the former F & F Spouting.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Montgomery. Paul was a member of Bower-Decker American Legion Post 251 at Montgomery. He enjoyed riding scooters and attending antique car shows.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Jeffrey and wife Barbara Feaster, Montgomery; Stephen Feaster, Montgomery; Sandra and husband Charles Guthrie, Montgomery; Kimberly Feaster, Montgomery; Paula Miville, Watsontown; three siblings, Donald and wife Marion Feaster, Montgomery; Kenneth and wife Esther Feaster, Montgomery and Betty and husband Lester Deitrick, Montgomery. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted from the First United Methodist Church, 41 West Houston Avenue, Montgomery at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 with Virginia Bailey, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call on Wednesday from 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. at the church. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 40 E. Houston Avenue, Montgomery. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: May 26, 2015




Adda E. (French) Snyder

Adda E. (French) Snyder, 87, of Williamsport, died on Monday, May 18, 2015 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

She was married on August 11, 1949 to the late Clarence Henry Snyder who died on February 18, 1998 and they celebrated 48 years of marriage at the time of his death.

Adda was born on August 27, 1927 in Ellwood City and was the daughter of the late William G. and Bertha A. (Koach) French. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, Class of 1945. She worked at GTE Sylvania, Hall Station for 5 years and then worked at Weldon Manufacturing in Williamsport for 10 years, retiring in 1982. Adda was a member of the Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Eleanor Thomas Circle and worked on quilts.

Adda enjoyed sewing, crosswords, puzzles, baking, spending time with her family and was an avid collector of miniature shoes. Several generations of children called her “Gram”. Her favorite past time was to sit on her porch swing and “keep watch” in the neighborhood.

Adda is survived by two daughters; Katherine Rae Engler and her husband Doug of Montana and Patricia Ann Wehr of Williamsport, five grandchildren; Kyle David Yerk and wife Shannon, Seth Andrew Yerk and wife Nicole, Taryn Elizabeth Yerk, James Nathan Wehr and Amelia Keigh Wehr, one great-grandson; Sebastian Yerk (son of Seth & Nicole), one brother; Robert C. French. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers; W. Lemoyne, Alvin Lee French, Carroll R. French and Delmore R. French and one sister; Norma E. Shinsky.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

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

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Posted: May 19, 2015

Jordan A. King

Jordan A. King, 18, of 239 E. High St., Bellefonte, died Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Gallagher Township.

He was born Sept. 6, 1996 in Lock Haven, the son of Jennifer R. King of Bellefonte and Robert Fiedler.

Jordan attended Central Mountain High School. He received his graduation diploma after leaving Central Mountain.

He was currently employed by Level Green Construction as a laborer.

Jordan played football at Central Mountain, enjoyed doing Karate and had played baseball earlier in his life. He loved doing artwork. He also enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.

Jordan is survived by his mother, Jennifer R. King and his loving father Jason Burnell, of Bellefonte; one brother, Sebastian King, and one sister, Jacey Burnell, both of Bellefonte; and a special uncle, Chris Fiedler, of Howard.

Funeral services will be Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Big Woods Bible Church, 120 Logan Avenue, Castanea.

Friends will be received at the church on Thursday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High Street, Flemington to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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Posted: May 19, 2015

Encie A. Swinehart

Encie A. Swinehart, 91, formerly of Chatham Village, McElhattan, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Jersey Shore Manor Care.

She was born in Avis on August 3, 1923, the daughter of the late Clay A. and Marcella Boyer Shope.

Encie was a 1941graduate of Avis High School.

She worked as a Nurses Aid at Lock Haven High School until her retirement in 1986.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Jersey Shore and had also attended McElhattan United Methodist Church.
Encie was a member of the Amaranth Tiadaghton Court No. 196 and the American Legion of Avis.

She enjoyed sewing and needlepointing as well as going for walks.  Encie also adored her teacup poodle, Taz. 
 
Encie is survived by a daughter, Maryann Corpe of McElhattan; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emerson Joseph Swinehart, Jr.; three brothers, Bryson A., Gerald E., and Melvin “Pee Wee” Shope; a son, Emerson “Joe” Swinehart, III; a daughter, Karen L. Gummo; and a granddaughter, Debra K. Ergott.

A funeral services will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Rev. Bruce Wallace officiating. Burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Jersey Shore Manor Care Activity Fund.

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

 

Posted: May 21, 2015




John I. Fowler, Jr.

John I. Fowler, Jr., 78, of Williamsport, died Saturday, May 16, 2015 at ManorCare Health Services North, Williamsport.

Born October 7, 1936 in Williamsport, he was a son of John I., Sr. and Helen (Bower) Fowler.

John graduated from the Williamsport High School. He was an U. S. Army veteran, serving 28 years. John retired from Tetley Tea as a machinist after more than 20 years of work.

John was a member of the Night Crew Motorcycle Club, and was a life member of First Ward Fire Company. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycles, and woodworking, especially making and giving pictures frames as gifts. He was a devoted Husband and Father, loved his cat, Baby, and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Barbara (Fallon) Fowler; five daughters, Susan E. Strieby (Ralph), Ann M. Fowler, Jackeline M. Fowler, Brenda J. Dunlap, and Julie I. Keller (William, Sr.), all of Williamsport; eight grandchildren, Jade Dunlap, Stephen Reed, II, Theresa Keller, Jocelyn Hively (Dillon), Frankie Reese, Angel Fowler, William Keller, Jr., and Emily Reese; four great-grandchildren, Tiannah, Rylin, Eddy, and Layla; two great-grandchildren on the way; and a sister, Bernice Lukens, of Williamsport.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James M. Fowler; two sisters; and a brother.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
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Posted: May 18, 2015

Sarah E. Pidcoe

Sarah E. Pidcoe, 86, of Williamsport died on Friday May 15, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

She was born on December 29, 1928 in Masten, PA and was the daughter of Leslie and Bessie Snyder Turner

Sarah was a 1947 graduate of Canton High School and retired from GTE Sylvania in Montoursville in 1989. She was a member and past secretary of LeRoy O. Buck VFW Post 7863 Auxiliary, Wheel Inn and South Williamsport United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her companion Stanley Solarek; a son, William (Brenda) Pidcoe of Versalles, KY; two grandchildren, Chris Pidcoe and Kelli Anne Pidcoe; one great grandchild, Carmine Pasnello; one sister, Audrey Thomas of Troy. She was predeceased by a son, Dwayne Pidcoe; three brothers, Calvin Turner, Herbert Turner, Leslie Turner, Jr., Howard Philip Turner; and one sister Marian Murphy.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, KY. Family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions in her name be made to South Williamsport United Methodist Church, 409 Main St., S. Williamsport, PA 17702

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Posted: May 19, 2015

Mahlon Garrison

Mahlon Garrison, 77, of Avis, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 at his home.

He was born in Mill Hall on July 4, 1937, the son of the late Cecil and Martha Yearick Garrison.

Mahlon was a 1955 graduate of Mill Hall High School.

On July 17, 1964, he married the former Judith Kramer, who survives. Mahlon and Judy celebrated their 50th anniversary this past year.

Mahlon was a Veteran of the United States Air Force.

He was employed at Piper Aircraft before going to work for Jersey Shore School District in the maintenance department until his retirement. He also worked as a self-employed contractor in his spare time.

Mahlon was a member of the Wright Street Church of Christ of Flemington for over 50 years.

He enjoyed woodworking and traveling.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Ricky (Heather) Garrison of Montgomery; a daughter, Sally (John) Young of Mill Hall; and several nephews, great-nephews and great-nieces.

In addition to his parents, Mahlon was preceded in death by his step-mother, Elma Garrison; two brothers, Glenn and Dean; and a sister, Alice.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 10a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Brother David McKinney officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wright Street Church of Christ, 426 Wright St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

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

 

Posted: May 19, 2015




Fredrick William Davis

Fredrick William Davis, 69, of Jersey Shore, died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.
 
Born December 1, 1945, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Daniel and Margaret (Bruchlacher) Davis.
 
Fred graduated from Williamsport High School and Pennsylvania College of Technology.  Fred was an U.S. Army veteran, serving 23 years.  He retired from Hammermill as an electrician after 15 years. In his retirement, he worked at Hunter and Lomison for five years.
 
Fred grew up attending Heshbon United Methodist Church and was a member of Mountain View Alliance Church in Jersey Shore.  He was very active at his church, singing in the choir, and participating in the Christmas plays and the cantatas. Fred was also a member of the Jersey Shore Moose for many years.  He enjoyed working on the family farm with his brothers and always had a garden.
 
Surviving are his wife of 22 years, June (Schlee) Davis; two daughters, G. Elizabeth Davis Cooper (Scott) of Norman, OK and Susan Virginia Davis (Jeff Winner) of Philadelphia; two granddaughters, Laurel Zoe Cooper and Willow Renee Cooper; and four siblings, Charles Edward Davis (Cathy) of Irvine, CA, Marjorie Ann McGinniss (James) of Williamsport, Daniel Alfred Davis of Cogan Station, and Patricia Louise Bole (Melvin) of Cogan Station.
 
A funeral service to honor Fred’s life will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Burial will be at Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Sanders Mortuary.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Fred’s name may be made to Mountain View Alliance Church, 1515 Cemetery St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740.
 
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Posted: May 18, 2015

Louis L. DeCapria

Louis L. DeCapria, 84, of Avis, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Jersey Shore Hospital.

Born June 22, 1930 in Avis, he was a son to the late Louis and Mary (Perone) DeCapria. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carmella DeCapria in 1996; a daughter, Denise Fisher DeCapria in 1989; and five brothers, Tony, Leonard, Jimmy, Frankie, and Joey.

Louis honorably served his country in the United States Air Force and was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Jersey Shore. He enjoyed springtime and mowing grass and playing bingo. He also was an avid horse racing fan and had spent time training at Saratoga Race Track.

Surviving are his special partner, Eileen Pisinesky of Frenchville; two children, Dave (Judy) DeCapria of Mill Hall and Donna (Rinker) DeCapria of Salladasburg; grandchildren, Louis and Jeremey Moore, and Nichole, Erin, and Erika DeCapria; and three great grandchildren, Xander Moore, and Adrienne and Roman Masullo.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 120 Kendall Ave., Jersey Shore. Visitation will be held 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service at church. The Rev. Bert Kozen will officiate.

Burial will be held at St. Agnes Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard.

Arrangements entrusted to Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, Jersey Shore.
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Posted: May 18, 2015

Terry A. Webster

Terry A. Webster, 67, of Waterville, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 16, 2015,at his home.

Born Sept. 30, 1947, in Williamsport, he was the son to the Rayburn and Marian (Hornberger) Webster. His father and a grandson preceded him in death.
Terry was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors. He loved people and everyone loved him.

He was very proud to be named the first recipient of the North Shore Railroad Webster Safety Award.

Surviving are his loving wife of 39 years, Linda Jo; his mother; three daughters; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his friend and mother-in-law.

Memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

For all of you who loved Webby, give a whoot!!!

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

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Posted: May 18, 2015



Carl H. Swartz

Carl H. Swartz, 71, of Montgomery, died Friday, May 15, 2015 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born February 18, 1944 in Muncy Twp, he was a son of the late Paul J. and Ople B. Dewald Swartz. On October 17, 1964, he married the former Joyce Marie Fry at St. John's Lutheran Church in Montgomery.

Carl was a member of the NRA and was a social member of the Muncy VFW. He loved farming, hunting, raising animals, and above all spending time with his grandsons.


Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Lori A. Swartz of Muncy and Carla M. (David) Dunlap of Williamsport; four sisters, Beula Swartz and Doris Swartz both of Muncy, Helen Bigger of Hughesville, and Marlene Gibbs; three brothers, Roy Swartz of Muncy, Owen Swartz of Huntersville, and Grant Swartz of Lock Haven; and two grandsons, Noah D. and Austin C. Dunlap.

In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by three brothers, Arlan, Rodger, and Kenneth Swartz.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Dave Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: May 18, 2015

Ida E. Crawford Dolan

Ida E. Crawford Dolan went home to be with the Lord May 8, 2015.

She was born December 13, 1959 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. Ida was the daughter of Mabel Probst and the late Robert John Crawford.

She is survived by her mother, Mabel Probst; husband, Michael W. Dolan; sister, Angel Locke; brother, Robert Crawford and several aunts and uncles. Ida was a devoted mother of three children, Michael W. Dolan II and his wife, Sara, Jessica Evans and her husband, Matt and Crystal Canty and her husband, Troy Carver Jr. She was a loving grandmother to five grandchildren, Cheyenne, Gene, Johnathan, Jason and Michael. She is also survived by her long time family friends, Bob and Holly Rice.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven. Friends and family will be received from 6 p.m. until the time of the service.

 

Posted: May 18, 2015

Marie T. Lesko

Marie T. Lesko, 88, of Hughesville died Saturday May 16, 2015 in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Marie was born April 19, 1927, in Brooklyn, NY a daughter of the late Larry and Marie (Bird) Doyle.

Marie enjoyed reading, playing bingo and attending the Meck Senior Center, Mu7ncy. Earlier in life she helped run her families chicken farm.

Marie is survived by two sons, Steven Lesko, Old Bridge, NJ and Robert (Tina) Lesko, Hughesville; two grandchildren, Brandon Lesko, Lancaster and Amanda Stought, Arlington, VE

She was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Trach.

A memorial service is being planned for a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com

 

Posted: May 18, 2015



Betty L. Harris

Our beloved mother, Betty L. Harris, 84, of Montoursville, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the Gatehouse. Born September 16, 1930 in Picture Rocks, Betty was a daughter of James Garfield and Sadie Pearl (Confer) Campbell.

On January 13, 1954 Betty Lou married the late Carl L. Harris of Montoursville and together they took up residence in Fairfield Township where they raised four children: Carla E., William L. (Karen), Michael E. (Heidi), and Cindy A. (fiancé Alan). Before Carl’s death in 2005, the couple celebrated 51 years of Marriage.

Betty was also predeceased by a daughter, Carla E. Long; her parents, James and Sadie, as well as five brothers, Clyde L. Campbell, Kenneth B. Campbell, Thomas E. Campbell, Walter R. Campbell and Carl E. Campbell; and a sister, Dorothy M. Myers.

Surviving family include children named above, and grandchildren and great grandchildren; Jason W. Harris, Brent M. Sick, Seth J. Harris, Erin L. Sick, Katie L. Woods and Selma J. Harris.

Betty will be sadly missed by her children, nieces and nephews, in-laws, cousins, and friends at church.

Betty attended the Fairfield United Methodist Church. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, and her little dog, Sweetie. She enjoyed birdwatching, and occasionally attending Bingo or Bluegrass events. Her love was never failing. Betty is now resting peacefully with her Lord and Savior.

A memorial service will be held 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Fairfield United Methodist Church 833 Fairfield Church Rd., Montoursville with the Rev. David W. Trostle officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Fairfield United Methodist Church, c/o Jan Smith, 550 Halltown Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: May 15, 2015

Arlene Mary Roan

Arlene Mary Roan, 87, of Linden died Friday, May 15, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born November 7, 1927 in Cogan Station, she was a daughter of the late Orin and Mabel Edler Paulhamus.

Arlene and her husband, Robert E. Roan were married November 25, 1948 and celebrated 66 years of marriage. They worked together at their family business, Roan’s Moving and Storage for many years.

Arlene was a member of Heshbon Park United Methodist Church. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and was a member of the Heshbon Park Garden Club. Arlene also enjoyed camping and traveling with her family.

In addition to her husband she is survived by her children, Pamela J. Owen of Meridan, ID, Nancy J. (Larry) Brooks of Linden, Dean E. (Pamela) of Manassas, VA, Thomas E. (Lori) of Cogan Station, eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Myrtle Paulhamus and Evelyn Waltz, a brother Ralph Paulhamus, and a great grandson, Matthew Brooks.

A memorial service to honor the life of Arlene will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport with Rev. David Keller, officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be private in State Road Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Arlene’s name may be made to Lycoming County S.P.C.A. 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Posted: May 18, 2015

Lawrence V. “Larry” Rohe

Lawrence V. “Larry” Rohe, 94, of Dushore, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Towanda Memorial Hospital.

Born September 7, 1920 in Cherry Mills, he was a son of the late George R. and Sarah Sick Rohe.

Larry served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He joined the Navy in 1938 and served five years in the Pacific Theatre on various squadron cruisers, including, the USS Salt Lake City, the USS Medusa, and the USS Luzon, The USS Salt Lake City was known as the Original One Ship Fleet and Public Enemy #1 to the Japanese, due to the record number of victims. It was the Navy’s oldest heavy cruiser. Larry survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and left the Navy in 1948, after 10 years of dedicated service and training as a Chief Fire Control Petty Officer. Larry was proud of the sacrifices he made for his country while serving in the military. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 996, Dushore.

Larry was employed at Sylvania for over 25 years, where he had an illustrious career. He was in charge of all the electronic services in the Towanda plant. Larry developed many firsts at Sylvania, including, the first induction heating retreat of tungsten rod in excess of 2000 degrees C, and a fine wire electronic etching procedure for tungsten, just to name a few.

Larry was known for his strong values, self discipline and overall level of achievement. He was a man who had a fine attention to detail, including, his pre-work in preparing for a project. His outstanding work ethic was evident in literally everything he did, including his garden (which was pristine) and all his other activities, be it work associated or hobbies. Larry never completed a task until he had achieved exceptional results. He was an avid gardener who also enjoyed woodworking, reading and cooking.

Surviving are a son, Philip Rohe of Round Rock, TX; four daughters, Mary Anne Rohe of Mesa, AZ, Marguerite (Larry) Allis of Temple, TX, Marlene Rohe of Sayre, and M. Theresa (Anthony) Johnson of Towanda; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a companion, Dorothy Adams of New Albany; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Elizabeth “Tootie” (Joe) Yankalunas; and a great-nephew, Eric Yankalunas.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by two grandsons, Nathan Johnson and Brandon Schuchardt; two sisters, Frances Randall and Kathryn Camp; a brother, Ray Rohe; and the mother of his five children, Geraldine Sick Rohe.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, with Rev. Richard Rojas officiating. Burial will be held privately in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Sullivan County Library, P.O. Box 309, Dushore, PA 18614; the Dushore American Legion Post 996, P.O. Box 171, Dushore, PA 18614; or a charity of ones choice.

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

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

 

Posted: May 18, 2015



Jamil Malik Bryant

Jamil Malik Bryant, 21, of Williamsport passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

He was born November 30, 1993 in Williamsport, a son of William H. and Nadine M. (Mullen) Bryant.

Jamil was employed at the family run business Mimi’s Accessory Shop.

He loved his daughter, music, traveling, playing video games and basketball. Jamil was very close to his family and friends.

Survived by a daughter, Jamiya Imani Bryant of Williamsport, his parents, William and Nadine Bryant; four brothers, Andre D. Mullen, Christopher S. Mullen, Adrian D. Mullen and Evan A. Bryant; three sisters, Senacca T. Goode, Teshawna K. Johnson, Amiriah K. Meares all of Williamsport; step-grandfather Louis Camphor of Williamsport; a host aunts, uncles and nieces and nephews, cousins and by his daughter’s mother, Davayah A. Jacobs of Williamsport.

He was predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Family and friends are invited to Jamil’s Life Celebration Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 10-12 noon at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Funeral services will follow at 12 noon at the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph Walker officiating. The committal service will follow at the Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.
o Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.
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Posted: May 15, 2015

Elwood L. Miller

Elwood L. Miller, 90, of Watsontown died Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

He was born on August 17, 1924 in Montgomery and was the son of the late Raymond J. and Mary Alice (Temple) Miller.

Elwood served his country during World War II in the United States Army and earned a Purple Heart.

On October 06, 1944 Elwood married the late Vera G. (Schenck) and they had celebrated 69 years of marriage together until her death on November 27, 2013.

He had worked for Darling Valve of Williamsport and Sprout & Walters of Muncy. Elwood also worked on his family farm.

Elwood was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed animals, farming, gardening, cooking, working with his hands to make and grow things and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone that was in need. Elwood was a good family man that was proud of his family and took care of his wife and children.

Elwood is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law; Bonnie L. Dotts of Dewart and Linda J. Miller and Tony King of Tennessee, two grandchildren; Samuel Dotts, Jr. of Montgomery and Yvonne and her husband Richard Radgoski of Poconos and two great grandchildren; Ryan and Colin Radgoski.

In addition to his parents and wife, Elwood was preceded in death by one daughter; Connie Dotts, one son-in-law; Renny Dotts, four brothers; John, Wilbur, Raymond, Clark and John Miller and two sisters; Margaret Ranck and Alice Mat.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Home Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701

A public viewing will be held 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street, Milton followed by the funeral at 11:00 a.m., with Chaplain Dave Fishel of Susquehanna Home Hospice officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

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Posted: May 15, 2015

Esther Mae Derr

Esther Mae Derr, 90 of Williamsport, died Tuesday, April 7, at the Williamsport Home. Her husband of 41 years, Robert E. Derr, Sr., died July 11, 1992.

Born March 18, 1925 in Sunbury, PA she was a daughter of the late Frank R. and Florence (Encie) Haas. Esther was a 1942 graduate of Northumberland High School, a 1946 graduate of Philadelphia General Hospital and served in the Student Nurses Cadet Corp. Prior to her retirement, Esther was employed as a registered nurse and had worked at several area facilities including, Williamsport and Divine Providence Hospitals, Sycamore Manor, and as a private duty nurse. She volunteered with the American Red Cross. She enjoyed walking her little dog Bandit, motorcycle riding, flying, playing cards and taking care of her family. Esther loved baseball and was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan. She had an encyclopedic knowledge of the game of baseball including averages and statistics. She was a member of St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsport.

Surviving are two sons, David R. (Janet) Derr of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Robert E. Derr, Jr. of Williamsport, three grandchildren, Julia Ann Derr (John Swisher), Robert E. Derr, III (Crystal Rains), Luke E. (Ashley Yoder) Derr, and three great grandchildren Eric Swisher, Maria Swisher, and Devin Derr.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother Jack B. Haas in 1966, a sister Marjorie Haas, and Esther’s twin sister Ency Fae Haas.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Esther will be at 11 am on May 22, 2015 at St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1400 Market Street, Williamsport, with Pastor A. Elisabeth Aurand who will officiate. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Quiggleville. Friends may call from 10:30 am to 11 am at the church, prior to the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Esther’s name to St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to North Central Sight Services, 2121 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Williamsport.
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Posted: May 15, 2015



Rodney J. Aderhold

Rodney J. Aderhold, 46, of Boalsburg, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015.

He was born on September 18, 1968 in Williamsport, the son of James K. Aderhold, of Milton and Faith M. Koch, of Lewisburg.

Rodney was a 1986 graduate of Milton High School. He served honorably in the United States Marines Reserves before graduating from Mansfield University with a degree in criminal justice. He worked for eight years as a counselor at Behavioral Specialists, Inc., Lewisburg. Rodney most recently owned and operated his own Landscaping business, Woodlands Landscaping, of State College and Lewisburg.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania Builders Association and active at Silvermoon Fitness, Lewisburg. Rodney enjoyed being around his friends and cherished his family trips to Key West, FL.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Joyce E. Craul, of Key West, FL; one niece, Riesling Craul, of Key West, FL; paternal grandmother, Sophie M. Aderhold, of Lewisburg; maternal grandmother, Betty J. Koch, of Troy; and one aunt, Carol Koch Lash, of Canton.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Richard O. Aderhold; maternal grandfather, Werner R. Koch; and one uncle, Richard J. Aderhold.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, S. Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg, where the funeral will be held at 1 p.m. with Rev. John E. Lee, retired United Methodist pastor, officiating.

Burial with full military honors will follow in Montandon Cemetery.

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

 

Posted: May 14, 2015

Joseph Edward Logue

Joseph Edward Logue, 51, of Logue Hill Rd, Trout Run, PA passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. He was born August 18, 1963 in Williamsport, a son of George E. Sr. and Elizabeth Stark Logue. He was named after his grandpa, Dr. Joseph E. Logue. Joe was a 1981 graduate of Montoursville High School. He graduated from Penn College (formerly Williamsport Area Community College) with a degree in machine shop. Joe loved the outdoors, most often on motorized vehicles. He was a competitive rider in motocross observed trials, endure, and iced raced ATVs. Joe’s father always said he never saw a more talented heavy equipment machine operator.

Joe battled with MS for the past sixteen years. While this crippling disease took a toll on his body, it could not rob him of his joy. He found fulfillment in the form of family and friendships. These are the reasons that he could light up a room with his smile and his hearty laugh. Joe was in the construction business for many years, but he spent his most recent years as the vice president of Logue Industries.

Joe is survived by his beautiful ten year old daughter, Meggie, who brought so much joy into his life. He was predeceased by his father, George E. Logue, Sr., his sister, Jane Choate, and nephews, Brock Choate and Paul Driver. He is survived by his mother of Trout Run; brothers, Robert (Jacqueline) of Trout Run, George E. “Herman” Jr. (Molly), of Trout Run and Hugh of Montoursville; sisters, Kathleen (Craig), Kissell of State College, Patricia (John) Driver of Lewisburg, Carolyn (Dr. Rick) Martin of Dallastown, Anna (Roland) von Marburg of Albury, Australia, and Amy (Thomas) McNamara of Montoursville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 18, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville with the Rev. John K. Manno as Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Church of Assumption Catholic Church Cemetery, Cascade Twp. A viewing for family and friends will be held Sunday, May 17, from 6-8 p.m. at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville.

Donations may be sent to: Church of Assumption Cemetery Fund, c/o Saint Ann Catholic Church 1220 Northway Road Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: May 14, 2015

Roy E. Zerbe

Roy E. Zerbe, 78, of Cogan Station, passed away, Thursday May 14, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born February 10, 1937, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Emerson M. and Elizabeth (Drum) Zerbe.

Roy attended Wellsboro High School and was a US Navy Veteran. Early in his career he worked for LaFace Trucking, was then the co-owner of North Branch Transfer and retired from PJAX trucking after 40 years on the road.

Roy attended Balls Mills United Methodist Church. He was a life member of the Republican League and Moose Lodge. He enjoyed golfing, working outdoors and cherished his time spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Anna C. (Price) Zerbe, daughter, Denise A. (Frank) Angevine, of Wilmington, NC, son, David R. (Ann) Zerbe of Cogan Station ; five grandchildren, Jennifer A. (Jim) Gentry, Donald R. (Melissa) Zerbe, Amanda M. Zerbe, Emily K. Angevine, and David R. Zerbe II; nine great grandchildren, Nicholas, Logan, David III, Dawson, Hannah, Presley, Novah, Kiki, and Joey; a sister Elizabeth A. Gehr of Williamsport, brother, Paul M. Zerbe of Milton; brother- in-law Donald (Patsy) Price of Muncy, and several nieces and nephews.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Clara R. Fish.

A memorial service to honor the life of Roy will be held 10 am Monday, May 18, 2015 at Balls Mills United Methodist Church with Pastor Chris E. Pflee gor officiating. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Roy’s name to Balls Mills United Methodist Church, 5941 Blooming Grove Road, Cogan Station, 17728 or Sharon United Methodist Church, 2030 Holden Beach Road, Supply, NC 28462.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.
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Posted: May 15, 2015



Geralda L. Woodside

Geralda L. Woodside, 84, of Muncy, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born February 24, 1931 in Hughesville, she was the daughter of the late Myron Leo and Velma (Breech) Robbins. On December 11, 1948, she married the late Alton W. Woodside and together they celebrated 56 years of marriage.

Geralda enjoyed sewing, hunting, canning, and baking homemade bread. She was also a very loving and caring person who enjoyed helping others.

Surviving are two daughters, Anita K. (Scott) Wertz of Muncy and Linda C. (Bill) Heim of Montoursville; one son, John L. (Susan) Woodside of Unityville; five sisters, Agatha I. Mordan of Unityville, Adra I. Clark of Montoursville, Alice K. Rider of Hughesville, Dorothy M. Myers of Knox, and Genevieve J. Sheatler of Hughesville; eight grandchildren; and many loved great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Samuel B. Woodside and Henry A. Woodside; a daughter, Frances Jean Flick; a grandson, Nathan J. McHenry; and three brothers, Myron L., Jr., Dale L. and Zack L Robbins.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Lucy Temple officiating. Burial will be in Gordner’s Cemetery, Unityville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: May 14, 2015

Russell A. Newcomer

Russell A. Newcomer, 60, of Castanea passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Lock Haven Hospital.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1 p.m. at his home, 500 W. Brown St., Castanea.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington to assist with funeral expenses.

 

Posted: May 14, 2015

Loretta "Sis" Bernice Hanley Young

Loretta "Sis" Bernice Hanley Young, 79, of Orviston passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at her home.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Beech Creek Wesleyan Church, 217 Main St., Beech Creek with the Rev. Alan S. Eckenroad officiating.

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

 

Posted: May 14, 2015



Gregory Scott Myers

Gregory Scott Myers, 59, of 20 Park Drive, Lock Haven, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at his residence.

He was born in Lock Haven on February 6, 1956, the son of the late Albert E. and Ruth A. McCaslin Myers.

Greg worked as a machinist at Norcen Industries of Jersey Shore before being employed as a truck driver for several local companies until his retirement.
He loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and going on mountain rides. He was also an avid woodworker and enjoyed cooking.

Greg is survived by a son, Robert S. (April) Liao of Jersey Shore; two daughters, Naomi R. (Aaron) Love and Lauren A. Myers, both of Lock Haven; four siblings, George (Sylvia) Myers of Lamar, Bessie (Charles) Schreckengast of Mill Hall, Linda Myers of Florida and Sheila (Frank) Eggler of Woolrich; and nine grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Myers and a sister, Sandra Myers.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Benjamin Lins officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Lock Haven.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Friday afternoon from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

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

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

 

Posted: May 12, 2015

Miriam E. Sones

Miriam E. Sones, 88, of Jersey Shore, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015, at The Gatehouse. She was born April 11, 1927, in Jersey Shore, the daughter of Earl and Blance (Beach) Good.

Miriam was the wife of the late Slyvan L. Sones, Jr. who passed in 2005.

She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Miriam retired from the Jersey Shore School Disctrict after 24 years of working in the cafeteria. She enjoyed reading, camping in Tioga and traveling around the country.

Miriam is survived by a son, Carl F. Sones, of Rauchtown; a daughter, Linda E. (James) Lomison, of Jersey Shore; and a grandson, Mark Lomison.

She was predeceased by a son, Bruce Sones; a brother, Kenny Good; and a sister, Beulah Stroble.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 1705 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. 17701.

Relatives and friends are invited to Miriamás Life Celebration 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. âA Life Celebration Homeã 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore with Rev. Helen Learn officiating. A visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in Muncy cemetery.

 

Posted: May 12, 2015

Kaidyn Blake Taylor

Kaidyn Blake Taylor, infant son of Elizabeth Hauck Taylor, and Johnathan M. Taylor died Friday, May 8, 2015, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center

Although his time here on earth was very short, Kaidyn touched the lives of many people. His beautiful eyes and precious smile will be forever remembered.

In addition to his father of Muncy and his mother of Williamsport, Kaidyn is survived by two sisters, Khloe A.P. Hauck of Williamsport, and Mercedes K. Taylor of Montgomery; maternal grandparents, Francis (Sherry) Reynolds of Williamsport; paternal grandparents, Denise (James) Taylor of Montgomery; maternal great-grandmother, Georgia Bashore; paternal great-grandparents, Carol (John) Bussom; Godmother, Elizabeth Hill; Godfather, Mackenzie Reynolds; five Uncles; and one Aunt.

He was predeceased by a maternal great-grandmother, Donna Reynolds; a paternal great-grandmother, Mary Taylor; and a cousin, Elaina Raine Gordner.

A visitation will be held for family and friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 15, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA 17737, to help defray funeral expenses.

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

 

Posted: May 12, 2015



Nancy C. Smith Lose

Nancy C. Smith Lose, 67, of Williamsport, died Sunday, May 10, 2015 at her home.

Born August 19, 1947, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Hilton W., Sr. and Enesta (Scriber) Smith.

Nancy graduated from the Williamsport Area High School. She worked for many years at Sylvania.

She was a member of First Christian Church of Montoursville and enjoyed playing slots, both online and at the casino.

Surviving are life-long friend, Patricia Erb of Williamsport; two nieces, Wendy Fike of Jersey Shore and Jody VanBeek of Maine; a cousin Judy Creasy of Williamsport; and caregiver, Lynne Howlett of Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Hilton, W. Smith, Jr.

Services will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Nancy’s name may be made to First Christian Church of Montoursville, 5329 Lycoming Mall Dr., Montoursville, PA 17754.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: May 11, 2015

Albert Monroe Burkhart

Albert Monroe Burkhart, 19, of Unityville died as a result of a motorcycle accident Saturday, May 9, 2015.

He was born October 9, 1995, in Williamsport a son of Eugene M. Burkhart, Unityville and Nedra N. Shaner Burkhart, Unityville.

Albert enjoyed ice fishing, watching movies and riding 4 wheelers and motorcycles.
In addition to his parents, Albert is survived by maternal grandparents, Ned and Floye Shaner, Hughesville; paternal grandmother, Joeann Narber, Unityville and paternal great-grandmother, Helen Babb, Muncy.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hughesville by Rev. Cinda Brucker. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com

 

Posted: May 12, 2015

Chester R. 'Chet' Nelson Jr.

Chester R. "Chet" Nelson Jr., 76, of South Williamsport, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015, at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. He was survived by his wife, Sandra L. (Donly) Nelson, with whom he would have celebrated 56 years of marriage on July 28.

Born March 25, 1939, in Jersey Shore, he was a son of the late Chester R. and Linda M. (Frye) Nelson Sr.

Chet was a Williamsport Area High School graduate. He retired from Shop-Vac in 2003 as a custodian.

He enjoyed fishing and attending his children and grandchildren’s sporting events. He was most passionate about his garden. He loved teasing all his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; even in the end he left everyone with good memories of how he was a joker.

Surviving are his children, Troy M. (Jamie) Nelson, Vicki L. Sawyer, and Nanette D. (Craig) Troutman, all of South Williamsport; six grandchildren, Dustin, Matthew (Cassandra), Ryan, Cody, Ashley and Katelyn; and three great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Carson and Easton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael R. Nelson; a grandson, Andrew Troutman; and a sister, Beverly Sweely.

A funeral service to honor the life of Chet will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. Mark D. Brumbach officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Chester’s name to Susquehanna Health Foundation the Gatehouse or Susquehanna Health Cancer Center, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or South Williamsport United Methodist Church, 409 Main St., South Williamsport, PA 17702.

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Posted: May 12, 2015



Lillian M. Miller

Lillian M. Miller, 93, of Williamsport, passed away on Wednesday April 29, 2015 at her residence.

Her husband Randall K. Miller passed away on December 8, 2005.

She was born on June 23, 1921 in Rutherford, PA the daughter of Elmer Herbert and Marion Mann.

She was a graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Lycoming College. She retired from the former Commonwealth Bank as a Vice President. Lillian was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and the National Association of Bank women.

Lillian is survived by a son, Jack W. Miller of York.

Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015 in St. Marks Lutheran Church, 142 Market St., Williamsport with Reverend Kenneth Elkin officiating. Burial will be private.

The family will provide flowers and suggest that memorial contributions in Lillian’s name be made to Lycoming County SPCA, 2801 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: May 11, 2015

Mary L. Janes

Mary Louise Klein Janes, 90, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully at The Williamsport Home on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

She was born on April 25, 1925, in Williamsport to the late Peter and Emelia Klein.

Mary married the late Robert Janes, Sr. on August 10, 1946. She is survived by her only son, Robert Janes, Jr. and wife Suzanne, of Bridgeville, DE; grandson Dereck Janes and wife Nicole, and great grandchildren Laillah and Cruze of Wye Mills, MD; grandson Benjamin Janes, Sr. and wife Erin, and great grandson Benjamin, Jr. of Chester, MD; grandson Ryan Janes and wife Miranda, of Pasadena, MD; and sisters Katie Florey of Renovo and Phyllis Malley of River Edge, NJ.

Mary loved to travel, play bridge, support Penn State sports, knit and bake, but she was the most passionate and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all. A small service will be held at a future date.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: May 11, 2015

Beth A. Walker

Beth A. Walker, 51, of Picture Rocks, died on Thursday, April, 23, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was born on December 12, 1963 in Williamsport and was the daughter of Charles and Margaret Vngard Walker.

Beth had worked for GTE Sylvainia until their closing.

In addition to her parents she is survived by two sisters, Heidi Harer of Trout Run and Mildred Krouse of Louisville, KY. She was predeceased by a brother Stephen Walker.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc

 

Posted: May 11, 2015



Arthur L. Shuman

Arthur L. Shuman, 91, of Nisbet, died Friday, May 8, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. His wife Winifred A. (Hamm) Shuman died January 9, 2012.

Born October 30, 1923 in Montoursville, PA he was a son of the late Arthur E. and Adaline (Carland) Shuman. Arthur was a foreman on a dairy and horse farm in Nisbet for many years. He was a former Susquehanna Township Supervisor and retired as Road Master. Arthur was a US Navy veteran serving in World War II. He was a former member of the Nisbet Volunteer Fire Company. Arthur was well known as square dance caller throughout Lycoming County and loved country music, hunting, and fishing.

Surviving is a daughter Carol J. Saar, a son Gary L. Shuman, both of Nisbet, 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 18 great-great grandchildren, a sister Maxine (Bill) McGill of Zion Grove, and a brother Kenneth (Doris) Shuman of Nisbet.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law Arthur Saar, a daughter-in-law Gloria Shuman, and brothers Max and Jim Shuman.

A funeral to honor the life of Arthur will be at 11 am on Wednesday, May 13 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, with graveside military honors accorded by the Korean War Veteran of Lycoming County. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 am on Wednesday at the funeral home, one hour prior to the funeral.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: May 11, 2015

Sylvester William “Skeet” Twigg

Sylvester William “Skeet” Twigg, 83, of Montoursville, passed away May 8, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Williamsport, the son of Harvey O. and Hulda R. (Stidfole) Twigg. Sylvester was the next to youngest of 10 children and grew up in Jaysburg. He was predeceased by three brothers, John, Robert and Chester, as well as, three sisters, Esther, Lucy and Kay and a grandson, Russell W. Twigg II.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, L. Jean (Whitner), 3 sons, Russell W. (Jeanne), Steve S. (June) and Michael E. (Marge), and a daughter, Kristie A. Smedley (William), all of Montoursville. He is also survived by three sisters, Marie Matthews, Margaret “Peggy” Twigg of Williamsport and Ruth of Maryland.

Sylvester worked hard throughout his life to provide a good life for his family. He worked as foreman and head shipping clerk at Sweet Steel in Williamsport. He worked as a laborer during the construction of the dike. He was a custodian at Bethany Lutheran church before starting his own company which began as Twigg’s Carpet Cleaning and grew into Environmental Services Specialist Corp. & Eagle Janitorial Supply Company, at one time employing over 250 people.

He was a member of Church of Our Savior Episcopal Church, Montoursville and formerly a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Williamsport. He was a carpenter who built two homes for himself and his wife and worked on houses for each of his children. He was a hunter, golfer, gardener and fisherman – his largest haul came all in one day while fishing with his son and friends in Panama. He caught a Sailfish, Black Marlin, a 283 pound Tuna and his biggest catch, a 133 inch, 373 pound Pacific Blue Marlin. The Tropic Star Lodge in Panama recorded that “Skeet Twigg caught everything but a catfish” that day – but he caught plenty of those while growing up close to the river. He was a member of the Williamsport Country Club and the Son’s of Italy Italian Club. Every year he looked forward to the Triple Crown events and even watched the recent Derby in his hospital room. In the past he travelled to Canada and NY where he enjoyed watching some horse races with friends.

More importantly, to his family, he was a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was grandfather to 11 and great grandfather to 16. “Pop” as he was known to his family, was the master baby rocker in the family. He loved to sit and rock all the newborn great grand-babies and give the kids rides in his golf cart or help them pick tomatoes out of his garden.

His eleven grand children and their children are, C. Rusty Twigg, (Ashley) and their son, Charlie, Curtis W. Twigg (Chasney) and their children, Savannah, Curtis and Weston, Kristen A. McConnaughhay (Dennis) and their children, Evan and Ryleigh, Lauren A. Rauch (Wes) and their son Wesley, Tanya D. Frey (Anthony) and their children, Sean and Emily, Brian S. Twigg (Kate) and their children, Amelia, Brielle and Owen Sylvester, Michael Twigg, Miranda Twigg, Kaitlin L. Eck (Jeremy) and their children, Elijah, Elliana and Emerson Sylvester, Kristopher S. Klotz (Claire), Keegan J. Klotz (Ashley) and their daughter, Josie.

A memorial service was held Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Church of Our Savior Episcopal Church, Montoursville, with the Rev. Lauri A. Kerr Officiating with Bud Yoder from the Christian Church of Cogan Station presenting the homily. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: May 11, 2015

Arthur W. Miller, Jr.

Arthur W. Miller, Jr., 87 of Williamsport, formally of Montgomery and Oval, died on Friday, May 1, 2015 at Manor Care North. He and his wife the former Martha E. Grittner celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on December 29.

He was born on June 7, 1927 in Williamsport and was the son of Arthur W., Sr. and Lucy Bennett Miller.

Art retired from Jersey Shore Steel in 1989. He had previously owned a gas station in Montgomery, worked for Montgomery School District and AVCO. During the 1970’s he was the Mayor of Montgomery. He was a member of Oval United Methodist Church, Steel Workers Union and the Circle J Hunting Club. He had been a volunteer at the Love Center in Jersey Shore, American Rescue Workers and the Montgomery Fire Company. Art served his country in the US Navy during WWII in the South Atlantic.

In addition to his wife he is survived by three sons, Terry (Sarah) Miller of Sunbury, Richard (Pamela) Miller of Montgomery, and Craig (Jeannie) Miller of Montoursville; seven grandchildren, four step grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; thirteen step grandchildren; and four step great great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Larry Miller and a brother, Wayne Miller.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Oval United Methodist Church, 6796 S. Rt. 44 Highway, Jersey Shore, Pa 17740 with Reverend Wanda L. Minnick officiating. Burial will be private in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 1:30 to 2 p.m.

The family will provide flowers and suggest that memorial contributions in Arthur’s name be made to Oval United Methodist Church.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: May 11, 2015



Ruth E. Haas

Ruth E. Haas, 90, of 1601 Bushy Ridge Rd., Montoursville, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center. She was born April 8, 1925 in Montoursville a daughter of Samuel and Laura Ulrich Merrill.

Ruth was a member of Fairfield United Methodist Church, the Y.W.C.A, the 4 H Club, and was a Cub Scout Den Mother. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and swimming.

She was predeceased by her parents; her first husband Charles K. Gingery, Jr., brothers, Darwin, Wilbur and Luther Merrill, sisters, Josephine Merrill, Wilamina Cressman and Martha Willamee.

Ruth is survived by her husband, George W. Haas, Jr.; son, Ronald S. (Pam) Gingery of Lairdsville; sister, Geraldine Johnson of Montgomery, and four grandchildren, Mike, David, Brandon and Adley.

The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with the Rev. David W. Trostle officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received Sunday evening, May 10, from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations may be made in her memory to: Fairview United Methodist Church, c/o Jan Smith, 550 Halltown Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754.

 

Posted: May 7, 2015

Vesta Dieffenderfer Bower

Vesta Dieffenderfer Bower, 91, of Lewisburg, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 4, 2015 at her home.

She was born March 16, 1924 in Mifflinburg, a daughter of the late William P. and Emma (Rute) Dieffenderfer. On December 28, 1951, she married Richard L. Bower, who survives. Together they celebrated 63 years of marriage.

Vesta was a 1941 graduate of Lewisburg High School. She worked for a short time at the former Lewisburg Chair Factory and the former Buffalo Valley Telephone Company. Vesta also worked as a secretary at the former Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania, now Verizon, before leaving to become a housewife and raise her family.

She was a member of Mazeppa Union Church.

Vesta was especially interested in family genealogy associated with participants in the American Revolution, those among early settlers of Union County, and those serving in the Civil War. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and Union County Historical Society. Vesta enjoyed flowers, gardening and crocheting. She was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Flyers, and Nittany Lion Football.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one son and daughter-in-law, Dwight and Leslie Bower, of Lovettsville, VA; one sister, B. Irene Scott, of Prairie Grove, AR; and two grandchildren, Ens. Thomas Bower and Katharine Bower.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Olan and Earl Dieffenderfer; two sisters, Ruth Dieffenderfer and Ethel Ruhl; two sisters-in-law, Anna Dieffenderfer and Lulu Dieffenderfer; and two brothers-in-law, Maj. Thomas B. Scott and George A. Ruhl.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday at Mazeppa Union Church, 3200 Johnson Mill Rd., Lewisburg, where a Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ricky Phillips, officiating.

Burial will follow in Mazeppa Union Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions in Vesta’s memory be made to Evangelical Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, S. Second and St. Louis Streets, Lewisburg.

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

 

Posted: May 11, 2015

Marlin M. Roush

Marlin M. Roush, 87, of 135 Flannigan Ave., Williamsport, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015 at his home. He was born July 7, 1927 in Winfield, PA a son of Martin W. and Mable Benfer Roush.

Marlin was a member of the South Williamsport United Methodist Church and retired as Dean of the Automotive, Aviation, and Heavy Equipment department of Penn College. He was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War serving in the Army. He was a member of the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County’s Honor Guard; and the Garrett Cochran American Legion Post #1. He was a member of the John F. Laedlein Lodge # 707 F&A.M., the Williamsport Consistory and received a Meritorious Service Award. He was also a member, and past Secretary of the Zafar Grotto.

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 61 years the former Betty J. Snyder, daughter, Virginia A. Steppe and a great grandson.

Surviving him are his daughters, Delores J. Shick of Montgomery and Karen N. Walter of Sweet Valley, PA; six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Mark D. Brumbach officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. A viewing for family and friends will be held on Friday from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: The Salvation Army, 457 Market Street Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: May 11, 2015



Harry J. Hostrander

Harry J. Hostrander, 98, of Jersey Shore passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

He was born February 9, 1917 in Brookside, the son of Jeheil and Sarah Helen (Brion) Hostrander.

Harry was the husband of the late Lena (Willits) Hostrander who passed in 1997.

In his years he had been employed by Jersey Shore Yellow Cab, AVCO, Interstate-Amesite Corp., NYC Railroad and he drove truck for Guy Sachette.

He is survived by a son, Howard L. Hostrander of Crestview, FL and a daughter Deanna M. Mundrick of Rauchtown; 18 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, 48 great-great grandchildren.

Harry was predeceased by two sisters, Mildred Manikowski, Edna Harer and a great
Grandson, Logan Tawney.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations can be made to the New Covenant Assembly of God, 1270 Pinchtown Road, Montgomery, PA 17752.

A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

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

 

Posted: May 6, 2015

Beatrice Louise Lowe

Beatrice Louise Lowe, 66, of Cogan Station, went to be with The Lord Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at her home, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born February 1, 1949 in Grove City, she was a daughter of Orman L. and Anna L. (Samples) Dulaney.

Louise was a member of the Newberry Church of Christ. She enjoyed birdwatching, gardening, being outside, and taking care of her house plants. Louise loved spending time with her family, especially her daughters and grandchildren. She had a great sense of humor and was an extremely caring and giving person.

Surviving are three daughters, Virginia M. Gray (Andy) of Williamsport, Linda L. Wagner (Jason) of Linden, and Anna J. Monks (Mike) of Linden; five grandchildren, Chance A. Wesley, Jacob M. Flook, Dillon A. Gray, Katie J. Flook, and Easton D. Wagner; three brothers, Letcher A. (Sandra), Jesse J., and Patrick A. (Sue) Dulaney; and three sisters, Virginia L. Eck (Stan), F. Vivian Cohick (Paul) and Sandra A. Applegate.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Robert E. Beck, Jr.; and a brother, Dudley C. Dulaney.

A funeral service to honor Louise’s life will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. Burial will be held at Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 15 at Knight-Confer.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: May 6, 2015

Paul Frank Zelewicz Jr., "Buzzy"

Paul Frank Zelewicz Jr., "Buzzy," of Williamsport, passed away on May 6, 2015, at the age of 62 after a long illness.

He is survived by his mother Gloria Zelewicz, of Montoursville; sister, Dolly Cupp, of Williamsport; brothers, John, of Dushore and Joe, of Whitehall, Mich.; his son, Tony; and three grandchildren, of Eaglesmere.

He is preceded in death by his father, Paul F. Zelewicz Sr.

Paul worked at several companies with his last place of employment being Shop Vac in Williamsport. He enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He will be interred at Twin Hill Cemetery following a small service for his family.

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

 

Posted: May 7, 2015



Harold S. Sones

Harold S. Sones, 93, formerly of Pennsdale and Bellfonte, died Tuesday May 5, 2015, at the Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Williamsport.

He was born October 22, 1921, in Millville a son of the late George and Ruth (Shoemaker) Sones.

He was preceded by his first wife, Winifred (Spring), second wife, Eleanor (Stroup); son, James; brother, Edgar; sister, Eleanor; step-sons, Gordon Jr. and Bob Stroup and a step-daughter, Janice Stroup.

Harold is survived by daughter, Ann; sister, Edna Worthington; brothers, Stanley, Donald, David and James; step-daughters, Anne Menges, Wanda Lundy, Ellen Lawson and step-son, Tom Stroup.

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

 

Posted: May 5, 2015

Mary M. Shaner

Mary M. Shaner, 93, of Muncy died Tuesday May 5, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

She was born January 28, 1922, in Muncy, a daughter of the late George Valentine and Virginia Matilda (Bomboy) Moore. June 24, 1940 she married the late Ernest W. Shaner, who died May 13, 1995.

Mary was a member of Moreland Community Church. She was a homemaker, worked on the farm with her husband, liked scrapbooking, flowers, gardening and making patchwork quilts.

Mary is survived by two daughters, Genna (Gary) Shaner, Muncy and Linda (William) Snyder, Muncy; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, one step-grandson, three step-great-grandchildren and a daughter-in-law Viola Shaner, Unityville.

Mary was preceded in death by two sons, Donald and John Shaner, two brothers, Wesley and Harry Moore and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. The interment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to American Rescue Workers, 643 Elmira St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

 

Posted: May 5, 2015

Carl G. Cheatle

Carl G. Cheatle, 76, of Williamsport, died Wednesday May 6, 2015 at Rose View Center.

Born March 31, 1939 in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Hilary and Helen (Fry) Cheatle. He married the former Kaye Davison on September 17, 2005.

Carl graduated from Williamsport High School and from Williamsport Area Community College. He served in the U S Air Force and was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

Carl was self-employed owning C & C Remodeling for many years. He enjoyed carpentry, boating, flea markets, antiques, buying and selling anything that caught his interest and socializing with those he encountered along the way. He loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and will be remembered for his wealth of knowledge and wise advice.

Surviving in addition to his wife Kaye, are his children, Michelle A. (Richard) Harmon of Muncy, Matthew E. (Patricia) Cheatle of Williamsport, Kelly (Kendrick) Gordon of South Riding, VA and Wayne Nau of Aldie, VA; seven grandchildren; Adria (Harmon) Eck, Aaron Harmon, Allison, Andrew and Sarah Cheatle, Olivia and Kyra Gordon; two great-grandchildren Alexandria and Temperance Eck; and a brother-in-law Kevin (Erin) Davidson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Dolores K. (Speakman) Cheatle.

In keeping with Carl’s wishes, services will be private.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: May 6, 2015

 




Aileen B. (Beryl) Ringler

Aileen B. (Beryl) Ringler, 91, of Trout Run passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Williamsport Home.

She was born March 14, 1924 in Northwich, England, a daughter of Joseph Thomas and Emily (Lowe) Hignett.

Aileen was a British War Bride.

Aileen was the wife of the late Grover Ringler with whom she shared 60 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2003.

She was a member of Trout Run United Methodist and attended Rose Valley United Methodist.
Aileen had previously worked at Hemlock Motel , Williamsport Hospital and Wundies. She retired in 1986.

Aileen really enjoyed life in general. She enjoyed her trips back to her home in England and also enjoyed her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren which she and Grover babysat for many times. She also enjoyed attending Senior Citizens in Trout Run every month.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Jane (Dennis) Adams of Trout Run; a son-in-law Robert Cox of Loyalsock; two grandchildren, Lori Adams of Williamsport and Robbie (Gretchen) Cox of Limerick, also four great grandchildren, Alex and Ben Larka, Jimmy and Jon Cox.

Aileen was predeceased by a daughter Dorothy Cox and 3 sisters and 7 brothers in England.
Relatives and friends are invited to Aileen’s Life Celebration Service 11 AM, Monday, May 11, 2015 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport with Pastor Adam Miller officiating. A visitation will be from 10 until 11 AM              

Burial will be private in Rose Valley Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. Donations may be made to Trout Run Fire Company or the Trout Run United Methodist Church or to the Rose Valley United Methodist Church in her memory.

 

Posted: May 5, 2015

Margaret J. Harris

Margaret J. Harris, 92, of Laporte, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Towanda Memorial Hospital.

Born May 14, 1922 in Essington, she was a daughter of the late Robert G. and Lillian Sarmilch Craig.

Margaret was a loving and devoted mother and homemaker. A self-taught artist, Margaret had an incredible talent for painting holiday scenes on windows, something she had done since she was a child and continued to do up into her 90's. A long-time resident of Laporte, in her younger days Margaret could often be seen taking her daily walk around town. She enjoyed crocheting and home cooking and was a big fan of bluegrass music. She was a cancer survivor for almost 40 years, and was always ready to help others in need. Margaret will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Surviving are three sons, Gene Harris of Philadelphia; Hart R. Harris of Laporte, and William "Tackle" Harris and wife Terri of Laporte; a sister, Lillian Kelley of OH; four grandchildren, Christopher, Timothy, Amy, and Jill; and four great-grandchildren, Darcy, Sophie, Cody, and Megan.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

A graveside memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at Mountain Ash Cemetery, Laporte, with Pastor Ron Dyer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Margaret's name to Sullivan County Victim Services, P.O. Box 272, Laporte, PA 18626.

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

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

 

Posted: May 5, 2015

Martha J. Johnson

Martha J. Johnson, 83, formerly of Williamsport, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Manor Care Health Services Jersey Shore. Her husband Henry Elmer Johnson died in 1979.

Born March 14, 1932 in Canton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Richard W. and Anna V. (Lake) Leonard. Martha was employed in packing and shipping at Shop Vac of Williamsport for 37 years, retiring in 2005. She was a member of the Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church, the Jersey Shore Moose Lodge and was an active volunteer at Manor Care and her church. Martha enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, canning, and loved animals.

Surviving is a daughter Tonnette A. (Ralph) Ertel of Harrisburg, seven sisters: Helen Reed of Canton, Jean Funk of Jersey Shore, Marion Hiskett of Canyon Country, CA, Marie Kriner of Williamsport, Marjorie Taynton, of Covington Township, PA, Shirley Maiolo of Williamsport, Barbara Avery of Canton, a brother: William Leonard of Hammondsport, NY, 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren
.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter Ginger L. Parsons, step-son Michael Johnson, and step-daughter Cassandra Johnson.

A funeral service to honor the life of Martha will be at 11 am on Wednesday May 13 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport by the Rev. Charles D. Winkelman who will officiate. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Tuesday May 12 and one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Martha’s name to Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701, to help the family with final expenses.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: May 5, 2015



George Grugan Adams

George Grugan Adams, 79, of 201 Fairview St., Avis, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015 at his residence. He was born May 13, 1935 in Lock Haven, a son of the late George and Edith Grugan Adams.

George was a resident of Community Services Group, where he resided for the last 18 years, and in 2011 retired from Clinton County Community Connections. He was an avid bird watcher and lover of nature. He enjoyed bowling with the Special Olympics of Clinton County, and was their oldest bowling participant. George loved to smile and laugh with his staff and friends at Fairview Street; was a practical joker, and loved to keep his care givers on their toes.

He is survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Clinton County Special Olympics, PO Box 178 Lock Haven, PA 17745.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: May 4, 2015

Georgette C. Anderson

Georgette C. Anderson, 66, of Williamsport, died Monday, May 5, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born August 27, 1948 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Harold and Margaret Metzger.

Georgette graduated from Williamsport Area Community College. She retired from the Lycoming County Assistance Office as a Social Worker. She enjoyed going to casinos, gardening, and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are three children, Carl Anderson, Bobbie Millward (Michael), and Scott Anderson, all of Williamsport; and six grandchildren, Tayler Kalmbach, Jocelyn Anderson, Kyle and Robert Geary, Scotti Smith, and Cole Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Maryann Murnane.

A viewing to honor Georgette’s life will be held 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Georgette’s name may be made to the Memorial Dialysis Fund of Central Pennsylvania, 1660 Sycamore Rd., Ste. B, Montoursville, PA 17754.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: May 4, 2015

Roman A. Baier

Roman A. Baier, 86, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born May 30, 1928, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Ambrose and Clara (Shuler) Baier. He was married to the former Dorothy Pickering on June 26, 1948, celebrating 65 years of marriage together.

Roman was a U.S. Army veteran and also served in the Navy Reserves during World War II and the Korean War. He graduated from Williamsport High School and attended classes at Williamsport Technical Institute. He was employed by the Big N for several years and retired from Divine Providence Hospital Maintenance Department after 18 years of service.

Roman was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church. He was a very talented woodworker and made many pieces of furniture and house fixtures for his family over the course of the years.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five children, Stephen Baier (Michelle), of Newton, Conn., Jane Maddux (Jay), of York, Barry Baier, of State College, Joanne Cellini (Jay), of Williamsport, and Phillip Baier (Leigh Anne), of Wadsworth, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Roman was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport, with the Rev. John J. Victoria officiating. Burial will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: May 5, 2015



Marlene Jean Wilton

Marlene Jean Wilton, 72, of Williamsport, died Monday, May 4, 2015 at the Williamsport Home.

Born February 7, 1943 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Harry K. and Violet M. (Kramer) Kuhns.

Marlene worked as a chef for Lycoming College, ManorCare Health facilities and the Williamsport Home. She was a member of Living Church. Marlene enjoyed painting ceramics, camping, and cooking, especially making large dinners for her family.

Surviving are her husband of 54 years, John H. Wilton, Sr.; three sons, John H. Wilton, Jr. (Dena) of Muncy, Harry L. Wilton, and Keith R. Wilton, both of Williamsport; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and three siblings, Joe Kuhns, (Diane) of Liberty, Greg Kuhns, and Harriet Noviello (Tony) , both of Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Louis and Russell Kuhns.

Memorial services honoring Marlene’s life will be held 6 p.m. Saturday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. A visitation will be held 5 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Williamsport Home for doing a wonderful job in caring for Marlene.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: May 3, 2015

Henry Carl Schaeffer

Henry Carl Schaeffer, 46, of Williamsport, died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at his home.

Born July 25, 1968, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Edwin Schaeffer and Carol Anne (Butts) Duke of Williamsport.

Henry worked as a custodian at the South Williamsport Area School District.
He was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. He enjoyed country music, westerns, dancing, hunting, fishing, reading the Bible, motorcycle riding, crossword puzzles, cooking, working on old cars, playing the drums, guitar and banjo and spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his mother is a son, John William Schaeffer, of Williamsport, and a sister, Wendy M. (Bruce) Benjamin, of Williamsport.

A funeral service to honor the life of Henry will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 7, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave, Williamsport, with the Captain Debbie L. Engel officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: May 4, 2015

Edna M. Tebbs

Edna M. Tebbs, 92, of Williamsport, died Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Born August 28, 1922 in Lock Haven, she was a daughter of James F. and Virginia Lannon Bodle. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Gifford H. Tebbs, Sr. on September 11, 2008, four brothers Lloyd, Doyle, Herbert, and Franklin Bodle, and four sisters Viola Bodle, Mina Emel, Ellen Novak, and Marth Weigle.

She was a 1941 graduate of Williamsport High School. Edna was a homemaker and she enjoyed sewing, quilting, needlework, and gardening. She and her husband collected antique cars, especially Model A, Model T, and Thunderbirds. They were members of the Susquehannock Antique Car Association.

Surviving are two children, Gifford H. Tebbs, Jr. (Bonnie) of Cogan Station and Linda L. Eaton (James) of Lancaster; four grandchildren, Mark Tebbs (Grayce) Keith Tebbs (Denise), Jennifer Eaton and Jeffrey Eaton (Jen); 11 great-grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren.

Funeral services honoring Edna’s life will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Burial will follow at Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be held Wednesday, 10 a.m. until time of service at Sanders.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: May 4, 2015



Barbara E. Connell

Barbara E. Connell, 85, a resident of Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center former Sycamore Manor, passed away there on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

She was born in Williamsport on August 6, 1929 a daughter of James and Nellie Harkins Connell.
Barbara was a member of the former Holy Rosary Catholic Church, now St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

Surviving are two sisters Theresa Snauffer of Williamsport and Ellen Maietta of Hagerstown, Md. and many nephews and nieces.

In addition to her parents, two brothers James and Gerard Connell and four sisters, Kathleen Dgien, Phyllis Connell, Mary “Peggy” Connell and Patricia DeSanto preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 11, 2015 at 10 a.m. in The Holy Family Chapel inside the Fleming Center, 702 West Fourth St. Williamsport with her pastor, Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating, followed by burial at Wildwood Cemetery.

Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. 3rd St. Williamsport is handling arrangements.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: May 3, 2015

Timothy A. “Timmy” Dudek

Timothy A. “Timmy” Dudek, 57, of Williamsport died Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born September 28, 1957 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late John M. and Lucille (Stoviak) Dudek. Tim was a graduate of the former Williamsport Area Community College where he received an associate degree in Computer Technology. He was employed as a programmer analyst at Shop Vac. He cherished spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling and making memories with his family. Tim enjoyed coin collecting and Penn State Atheltics.

Surviving are two sons: Sean A. (Delia) Dudek of Lebanon, Jeffrey A. Dudek of Meridian, ID, a daughter: Bethany A. Dudek of State College, three grandchildren: Kasen, Masden, and Miran Dudek of Lebanon, three brothers: John “Larry” (Melissa) Dudek of Williamsport, Dennis (Joan) Dudek of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Francis (Sharon) Dudek of East Berlin, PA.

A funeral mass to honor the life of Timothy will be at 10 am on Thursday, May 7, at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 702 W. Fourth Street. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 6, from 6 to 8 pm at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport, and from 9 to 9:45 at the church on Thursday before the funeral mass.

In keeping with Tim’s sense of humor, memorial contributions may be made to “The Human Fund”.
www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: May 3, 2015

Annabell B. Fry

Annabell B. Fry, 87, of Pennsdale, died Sunday, May 3, 2015 at her home.

Born June 19, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Sevilla (Oberfeld) Snyder. She married the late Norman E. Fry and together they celebrated 64 years of marriage.

Annabell enjoyed fishing and collecting antiques with her husband.

She is survived by three sons, Ralph R. Fry, George W. Fry, and Alan E. Fry, all of Pennsdale; 8 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Kevin St. Martin officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: May 3, 2015



Julia C. Crider

Julia C. Crider, 100, of South Williamsport, died April 30, 2015 at Manor Care Health Services South. Julia is survived by her husband of 73 years, Norman J. Crider.

Born April 2, 1915, in Julian, she was a daughter of Henry and Lola (Williams) Cronister.

Julia moved to Florida in 1979 from Williamsport. She graduated from Port Matilda High School and the University of Lock Haven with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. While in college she was a member of the college vocal trio, the college mixed quartet, and the Bel Cantos’ Glee Club.

She taught five years in Avis, and was a teaching principal in DuBoistown where she had resided since 1946. She retired from the South Williamsport Area School District after 32 years of service, 21 years as an English teacher in the high school. She held an office in the S.W.E.A. and was on the Lycoming County Committee to reconstruct the teaching of English and reading.

She was very active in music all of her life, she directed church choirs, children, youth and adult, and was president of the chancel choir of the First Baptist Church in Williamsport.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Williamsport and associate member of Faith Baptist Church of Homosassa, FL, where she was a choir member and assistant accompanist.

Surviving in addition to her husband is a son Larry N. Crider, of Williamsport.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Harold Cronister.

A funeral service to honor the life of Julia will be held 2 p.m. Monday, May 4 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport with The Rev. Dr. Robert L. Manzinger officiating . Burial will be private in Woolrich Cemetery. A visitation will be held 1 p.m. on until time of service on Monday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Julia’s name to Faith Baptist Church, 6918 South Spartan Ave., Homosassa, FL 34446.

www.KnightConfer FuneralHome.com

 

Posted: May 1, 2015

Betty M. Myers

Betty M. Myers, 90, of Mill Hall passed from this life on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Susque-View Nursing Home surrounded by her loved ones.

Born November 1, 1924, Betty was the daughter of the late Ellery Mill of Loganton and the late Rhea Sanders of Cogan Station.

Betty is survived by her daughter Stacy J. Stover of Lamar; two grandchildren, Justin D. Rickert (Abbey) of Mill Hall and Niki L. Mitchell (David) of Mill Hall; two step-grandchildren, Jeremy L. Stover (Shannon) of Rebersburg and Rachel D. Heverly (Daniel) of Howard; five great grandchildren: Mason and Kamden Rickert, and Chloe Sophie and Eva Mitchell; a step-great grandson, Jarrett Stover; and five step-siblings: Dean Miller (Susan), Ken Miller (Helen), Dale Miller (Gaye), Doris Baney, and Mary Lou Herlocker.

Betty was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Terry L. Stover, and her step-sister, Evelyn Meixle.

Betty previously worked at Sylvania and the Sweet Shop in Mill Hall for many years. She also worked at Woolrich Woolen Mills in Blanchard until her retirement in 1989. Betty enjoyed walking and playing Bingo with her friends. She also enjoyed singing in her senior band as she played the washboard. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her daughter, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 5-6 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow at 6 p.m. Betty will be laid to rest in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be given to either the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association through the funeral home.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Julia’s name to Faith Baptist Church, 6918 South Spartan Ave., Homosassa, FL 34446.

www.KnightConfer FuneralHome.com

 

Posted: May 3, 2015

L. Earnest Derr, Sr.

L. Earnest Derr, Sr., 79, of Cogan Station, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 2, 2015.

Ernie was born to the late Lee Earnest Derr and Allene Rose Derr on July 19th, 1935 in Williamsport. Ernie was a DHI milk tester and worked for several dairy farms in the Central PA area after graduating from Williamsport Area High School in 1953. He then went on to work for AVCO, and retired from Lonza Inc. in 1999. Never one to sit still, he was most recently employed by Student Transportation of America as a school bus driver.

Ernie married Ruby Mae Welch on November 16, 1957 at Buchanan Baptist Church, where the couple has since been active members. Ernie and Ruby were happily married for 57 years; together they raised two children, Sandra J. Knipe (Craig), of Cogan Station, and Lee Earnest Derr, Jr. (Wanda), of Linden.

Ernie’s favorite pastime was being in the woods with his dogs, running rabbits with his beagles by day, and treeing raccoons with his Plott Hounds by night. Ernie was a member and writing contributor to the National Plott Hound Association until his death. He was known internationally for his love of Plott Hounds and his knowledge of the breed’s bloodlines dating back to the inception of the breed.

Ernie also enjoyed spending time with his family, including his five grandchildren: Christopher Knipe (Rachel), Seth Derr (Jessica), Matthew Derr (Alicia), Courtney Knipe, Ashley Derr (Jake Wenrich ), and his four great-grandchildren: Dalton and Taylynn Derr, Gabriel Knipe, and Blake Derr, and his animal companion Harley.

Ernie will be remembered as a man who was passionate about his faith, was loyal and loving to his wife, and who lived his life by Colossians 3:23: “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men” (KJV).

A funeral service to honor the life of Ernie will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday at Buchanan Baptist Church, 3240 Grimesville Road, Williamsport, with the Rev. Robert W. Regan officiating. Burial will follow in Buchanan Cemetery. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Ernie’s name to Buchanan Baptist Church, 3240 Grimesville Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: May 3, 2015



 

 

John R. Sanner Sr.

John R. Sanner Sr., 84, of Hughesville, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at his home.

Born August 10, 1930 in Clarkstown, he was a son of the late Ralph and Bessie Clouser Sanner. His wife of 60 years, the former Marian L. Miller, preceded him in death on September 30, 2008.

John was a self employed logger for most of his career. He loved visiting with friends and neighbors, especially breakfast with them every morning at May’s restaurant. John also enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing and woodworking.

Surviving are a daughter, Diane L. (Ron Bills) Calabro of Hughesville; five sons, John R. Jr. (Toni) Sanner of Fort Wayne, IN, Stephen L. (Jodi) Sanner of Muncy, Kevin R. (Robin) Sanner of Muncy, Jeffrey L. (Jackolyn) Sanner of Trout Run, and Michael S. (Pearl Stewart) Sanner of Jersey Shore; a sister, Peg Wargo of Zepher Hills, FL; a brother, Lee (Amy) Sanner of Chealsa, AL; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one great-great-granddaughter.

In addition to his wife and parents, John was preceded in death by two sons, Roger and Barry Sanner; two grandsons, Jason Sanner and Brian Budman; and a sister, Ruth Bartlow.

The family will hold a graveside memorial service on Monday, May 4, at 5 p.m., in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Ronald Statts officiating.

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

 

Posted: May 1, 2015



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