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Obituaries ~ November 2016
 



Mary L. "Peppy" Wenner

Mary L. "Peppy" Wenner, 84, of Williamsport, passed away at Williamsport Regional Medical Center on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016.

Mary was born in Williamsport on Nov. 25, 1932, a daughter of Edward A. and Elizabeth (Fischer) Wenner.

She was a life-long member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and a graduate of the former St. Mary's High School. Mary had been employed at the former Trimtex for many years and retired from Pneu-Dart in 2000.

She enjoyed going out to eat, attending shows at the Community Theater League and the Community Arts Center. She was a talented seamstress, enjoyed baking and was an avid Phillies fan, but her greatest joy was spending time with family.

Surviving are her brother, James L. (Shirley) Wenner, of Lancaster; nieces and nephews, Elaine (Hughey) Woodring, of Jersey Shore, Denise (Thomas) Holmes, of Cogan Station, Patricia (Matthew) Cheatle, of Williamsport, Robert (Robin) Fortney, of Bel Air, Md., Thomas (Jeannine) Wenner, of Greensboro, N.C., Susan Wenner, Beth (Patrick ) Wenner, Anthony (Harriet) Wenner and Michael (Diana) Wenner, all of Lancaster; 14 great nieces and nephews; five great-great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, a brother, Leo Wenner and sisters, Charlotte L. Fortney and Dorothy Wenner, all preceded her in death.

The family will receive family and friends in the church lounge from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., with the Rev. Michael J. Zipay officiating. Burial will follow at St. Boniface Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Mary's name may be made to St. Boniface Church.

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

 

Posted: November 30, 2016

Betty J. (Hess) Kibbe

Betty J. (Hess) Kibbe, 87, of Williamsport, died Monday, November 28, 2016 at Manor Care North and is now with her husband, Weimer J. Kibbe. They were married on November 20, 1958 and celebrated 59 years together as husband and wife at the time of his death on August 1, 2016.

Betty was born on August 11, 1929 in Renovo and was the daughter of the late Harry J. and Blanche Mae (McGonigal) Hess. She graduated from Renovo High School and then the Williamsport School of Commerce. Betty was employed as a secretary for the Tabernacle Baptist Church for many years and retired from there. Betty and Weimer were members of that church since 1959.

Betty enjoyed being active in her church, playing the piano, drawing and sketching. She especially enjoyed visits from her nieces, Debra Card and Kathy Lear. Betty was one of nine children.

She is survived by one brother; Raymond A. Hess (Beverly) of Oval, one sister; Mary Fleisher of Renovo, several nieces and nephews and one sister-in-law; Lillian Vanvelkinburg of Sacramento, CA.

Family and friends will be received at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport Monday, December 5, 2016 from 9 – 10 a.m. where the funeral will begin at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Joel Long will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be made to the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 911 West 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: November 30, 2016

 




George T. Bickel, III

George T. Bickel, III, 51, of Nesbit, passed away at home on Monday, November 28, 2016.

Born December 24, 1964, in Williamsport, he was a son of George and Joyce (Alexander) Bickel, II.

George graduated from Williamsport Area High School and worked for Hope Enterprises. He enjoyed building models, restoring old sleds and mowing grass.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two sisters, Christine Bickel of Nesbit, Tammy O’Steen of Columbia, S.C.; a brother, Jody Bickel of Nesbit; and a great caretaker, Terry Hunter.

A graveside service to honor the life of George will be held 9:30 am Friday, December 2, 2016 at Twin Hills Memorial Park, 3332 Lycoming Mall Road, Muncy, with Chaplain Steve Haupert officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in George’s name to Hope Enterprises, 2401 Reach Road Williamsport, PA 17701 or North Central PA Dialysis, 1660 Sycamore Road, Montoursville, PA 17754.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: November 28, 2016

Ray Long

Ray Long, 81, of North Bend passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born November 17, 1935 in Renovo, he was the son of the late Joseph and Marie Keller Long.

He was married to the former Gail Gentzyel, who survives at home.

Ray was employed by Smith Logging and Excavation, Farwell.

He was a member of the Renovo American Legion, Post 442 and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge 334.

Ray enjoyed nature, especially fishing, camping, and taking rides through the country. Most important to him, though, was the time he spent with his family.

In addition to his wife, Gail Long, he is survived by five children: Cindy (Bob) Probst of North Bend, Brenda (Tim) Brown of Beaver, Brain Long of Maryland, Tracy Shady of North Bend, and Paul (Deb) Risley of North Bend; his sister-in-law, Ethel Long of North Bend; grandchildren: Ben Ott, Cameron, Forrest, and Luke Brown, Nikolas and Constance Long, Patrick Shady, and Shawna, Colton, Hailey, and Paul, II Risley; and five great grandchildren.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by an infant son, Lenny Long; two brothers, Joseph and Calvin Long; and a granddaughter, Christiana Long.

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

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

 

Posted: November 29, 2016

Benson R. “Big Ben” Williams, Sr.

Benson R. “Big Ben” Williams, Sr., 77, of Williamsport, died on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at his residence.

He was born on February 15, 1939 in Williamsport and was the son of the late Woodruff and Margie (Porter) Williams. Benson was a graduate of Williamsport High School, 1958. He had worked for 21 years at Textron as an aircraft engine tester and retired in 2008. He was a member of Zion AME Church, Brother of the Elks #207 and member of the VFW Post 1. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing pool.

Benson is survived by fiancée; Eve Ellen Brown of Williamsport, two sons; Benson R. Williams, Jr. (Jessica) of Ocala, FL and Christopher Caskey of Williamsport, two daughters; Lorri Griffen of Galeton and Eugena B. “Gena” Cowen of Williamsport, one step daughter; Mary Williams of Alabama, 16 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one great grandchild expected in January, one sister; Rosa Jane Hughes “Peachie” of Binghamton, NY and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; Woody, Bobby and Albert and one sister; Helen L. White.

There will be a public viewing 3 – 4 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home where the Elks will hold a service at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: November 29, 2016




Cora Genevieve “Genny” Lockcuff

Cora Genevieve “Genny” Lockcuff ,86, of McGill Hollow Road, Linden passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Manor Care North where she had been rehabilitating since August, 2016. Born on November 24, 1930, Cora celebrated her 86th birthday on Thanksgiving Day.

She was the daughter of the late Donald I. Miller and the late Vivien W. Raemore Miller. She and her husband of 45 years, the late Richard E. “Dick” Lockcuff owned the Lockcuff Store in White Pine from 1955 to 1975. She was a member of the Pine Run United Methodist Church and a member of the Jersey Shore Senior Center where she loved to go be with her friends and play cards every day.

Surviving are a sister Ruth B. Shipman of Williamsport, a daughter Kim Lockcuff of Linden, two granddaughters, Kasey Owens of Williamsport and Tara (Rod) Patterson of Buttonwood, a grandson Ty (Renee) Sheddy of Salladasburg; five great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jordan Sheddy, Shiloh, Lijah and Tierney Sheddy Patterson.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death respectively by her son, Richard “Rick” E. Lockcuff, II, a brother, Lynn I. Miller, a daughter, Sherry L. Sheddy, and a grandson Jathan L. Owens.

In keeping with Cora’s wishes there will be no services at this time. A private graveside service where she will be put to rest with her husband in Wildwood Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: November 28, 2016

Lester C. Fry

Lester C. Fry, 74, of Trout Run, died Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the Williamsport Hospital surrounded by his family. He was married to Donna (Houseknecht) Fry on August 4, 1978 and together they shared 38 years of marriage.

Born October 19, 1942, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Arthur Fry and Helen Alwine.

A graduate of Williamsport Area High School, Lester was self-employed for many years as the owner and operator of Fry’s General Construction. He later retired from Forcine Concrete, and had worked recently as a rural paper carrier delivering the daily news of the Williamsport Sun Gazette.

Lester attended Liberty Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking trips to the casino. One of his favorite past times was watching his grandchildren play ball.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son; Ronald Fry of Maryland; three daughters, Heather (Dale) Seagraves of Danville, Lindsey (Gordon) Phillips of Marsh Hill, Victoria Engle of Howard; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and one on the way; a brother James (Phyllis) Fry of New Oxford; and 2 sisters Linda Hockensmith of Florida, and Shirley Kuhns of Maryland.

Lester was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Kenneth Fry.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConfer.com

 

Posted: November 28, 2016

Ruth P. “Polly” Talada

Ruth P. “Polly” Talada, 79, of Montoursville passed away Saturday evening at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was born September 5, 1937 in Towanda, a daughter of the late Willis Brown and Lucretia Herring.

She attended Towanda High School graduating in 1955. She later attended Williamsport Technical Institute studying culinary arts. Polly worked as the head cook in the Montoursville School District for 20 years retiring in 1999. She loved traveling, camping, baking, sewing, and enjoyed playing cards and Bingo. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Red Hat Ladies.

Polly was a woman of deep faith and was an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Montoursville. She loved her family immensely, she truly touched the lives of all those she met and will be greatly missed. Polly was married to David D. Talada in Powell, PA on March 18, 1956 by Pastor Glenn Stewart.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her children, David D. (Susan) Talada and Denise E. (Jeff) Andrew; six grandchildren and nine Great Grandchildren; sisters, Ms. Della Herring and Blanche (Thomas) Collins. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Lisa Talada Seyler and great grandsons, Nicholas Talada and Mathew Shaffer.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 400 Montour St., Montoursville with the Rev. Richard M. Barner officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday morning at the church from 10 – 11:00 a.m.

Memorial contributions in Polly’s name may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: November 28, 2016




Richard A. Hunter

Richard A. Hunter, 66, a resident of Williamsport, passed away at Williamsport Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016.

He was born in Williamsport on May 28, 1950, the son of Ralph A. and Mary McGonnell Hunter. At age 2, he was struck with polio and spent a year in a Pittsburgh Hospital battling the ravages of this disease. He never let the challenges of that early trauma slow him down. He lived life to the fullest. He attended St. Boniface School and Williamsport High School.

His life-long affair with photography started early. While still in his teens, he took first prize in Kodak’s Amateur Photography Contest three years in a row. He captured the highlights of student life for the WHS Class of ’69 with a video of the year’s major school events. Richard went on to work for Keeler/Tampella for 27 years. At the same time, he developed his own photography studio. Over the years, Richard photographed over 500 weddings and countless portraits of the area residents. He was a walking encyclopedia of movie trivia, and an avid model railroading enthusiast.

He was a man of deep faith. He relied totally on the Lord for strength and the ability to handle his final greatest challenge. When his sister developed Alzheimer’s, and required 24-hour care, Richard devoted the last six years of his life to keeping her at home and personally providing the most loving care possible. Richard touched many lives, and will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his sister, Mary Clare Hunter, with whom he lived; brother-in-law, William O. Hargenrader Sr.; nephews, William O. Hargenrader Jr., Craig A. Hargenrader, Scott E. Hargenrader; niece, Lori A. Tully; cousins, Kay McGonnell, Carol Waldman-Konkle, Joe McGonnell; and many great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Hargenrader.

The family will receive family and friends in the church lounge from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, with Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating, burial will follow at Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in Richard’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1309 or at alz.org.

Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, is handling arrangements. www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: November 28, 2016

Robert L. Wilson

Robert L. Wilson, 85, husband of the former Molly A. Asel, of Muncy, and formerly of Maui Hawaii, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. 

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

 

Posted: November 28, 2016

Anna C. Barne

Anna C. Barnes, 93, of Williamsport, died Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the Williamsport Home.

Born February 28, 1923 in Middleburg, she was a daughter of William A. and Verna (Stuck) Compton. Anna was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Charles Robert Barnes, Sr. on November 8, 2007.

Anna was a 1940 graduate of Williamsport High School and a served in U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. She worked as an inspector at Shop-Vac for 15 years. Anna was a huge sports fan. She was a member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church for over 75 years and sang in the church choir for over 65 years.

Surviving are three children Charles R. Barnes, Jr. of Williamsport, Dennis W. Barnes of Glen Burnie, MD, and Susan L. Breen (Michael) of Rayville, MO, grandchildren Richard Barnes and Clifford Barnes, and Michael Breen, Jr. , Jackson Breen and Darien Breen, and great grandchild Briella Barnes.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by siblings Vallonia Babb, Blanch Yaggi, and George, William, and Kenneth Compton.

A funeral service will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry St. Williamsport with the Rev. Jay E. Jones officiating.

A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at church.

A graveside service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Montoursville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Anna’s name may be made to St. John’s-Newberry U.M.C.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: November 28, 2016




Lena A. Smeal

Lena A. Smeal, 94, of Linden, passed away with family by her side on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at her home.

Born December 13, 1921, in Clearfield, she was a daughter of the late Wilbur and Alice (Farrell) Rauch. Lena married Burton “Bert” S. Smeal, her high school sweet heart and together they shared 61 years of marriage before his passing on February 20, 2007.

Lena was a lifetime member of Linden Presbyterian Church where she served on various committees and was very active over the years. Lena and Bert were members of the “Grand Squares” where they danced together for many years and served as president. Lena enjoyed bowling and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, but her kindhearted personality is what earned her the title of “the Angel of Linden” where she offered care and compassion to many others in the area in their greatest times of need.

Surviving are a son, William “Bert” Smeal, of South Williamsport and a daughter, Connie M. Fox, of Williamsport; four grandchildren, Christine Kressen, David Smeal, Amy Smeal, and Joshua Smeal; two great grandchildren, Isabella and Carter ; a sister Mary Lee (William) Povish, of Montoursville; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to honor the life of Lena will be held at 11 am Monday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, by chaplain Rebecca Shover. A visitation will be held from 10 am until the time of service. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Lena’s name be made to Woodward Township Volunteer Fire Company, 147 N Route 220 Highway Linden, PA 17744. Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: November 28, 2016

Sylvia M. “Sue” Egli

Sylvia M. “Sue” Egli, 80, of Montoursville, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Sue was born in Williamsport on November 19, 1936.

Sue graduated in 1954 from Williamsport High School and was chairman of the class reunion committee. She was an avid photographer, traveler and Disney lover. Her true joys were her grandchildren.

Sue is survived by three daughters; Cathi S. Egli, Krista L. (Chris) Ray, Michele M. (John) Shively all of Loyalsock, Township and by two grandchildren Braden and Kathryn Ray.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Richard W. Egli.

A funeral service will be held 11a.m., Wednesday, November 30, at Spitler Funeral Home 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10-11a.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Loyalsock Twp. Little League c/o Vicky Kiehl 1276 Windfield Dr. Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: November 28, 2016

Shirley M. Cranmer

Shirley M. Cranmer, 80, of Williamsport passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born in Lock Haven, August 27, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Lester L. and Miriam D. (Lannan) Cranmer.

Shirley was a graduate of the Jersey Shore Senior High School and Lock Haven University; she received a Master’s Degree in Education from Penn State University. Shirley had been employed as a 2nd grade teacher for over 30 years; she had taught in the Lose and Cochran Elementary schools and retired from the Williamsport Area School District.

Shirley was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority and the Salvation Army Auxiliary, the PA State and Lycoming County School Retirees Assoc. Shirley was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Williamsport, actively participating in the United Women’s group there. She was also a member of the seniors group known as Grand Friends.

Shirley is survived by her sister, Martha (David) Mitchell, of Jersey Shore, a niece Susan (Jeff) Lundy, a nephew, Scott (Molly) Mitchell, 2 great nephews, Dylan and Andrew, 3 great nieces, Cheyenne, Ellanor, and Abigail.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving cat companion “Frisky”.

There will be a visitation Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral Home, Ltd., 500 West 4th Street, Williamsport. Funeral Services will be at First United Methodist Church, 604Market Street, Williamsport at 11 am, Wednesday, 2016, with a 1 hour visitation before the service. Pastor D.G. Giordano will officiate.

In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701

Please leave your condolences to the family at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: November 28, 2016




Deborah L. Wolyniec

Deborah L. Wolyniec, 63, of 1556 Riverside Drive, S. Williamsport died Friday November 18, 2016 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh.

She was born in Williamsport on November 24, 1952 the daughter of John and Alice Thompson Covert.

She was a graduate of South Williamsport High School. Deborah was retired from Springs Window Fashions.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and is survived by her husband Darwin, daughters Angela Arnold and Annette Wells both of S. Williamsport, step daughters Amy and Lisa Wolyniec both of Williamsport, and a step son Jason Wolyniec of Naples, Fl. Deborah is also survived by grandchildren Allison and Chloe Wells and step grandchildren Amanda Wolyniec, Christian Wolyniec, Anthony and Tatum Lewis and Amaree Connelly.

A Memorial service will be held at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third St. Williamsport on Monday morning at 11 am with the Rev. Mr. Stephen Frye officiating.

Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: November 25, 2016

Eleanor J. Stelene

Eleanor J. Stelene, 89, of 5080 Lycoming Creek Road,Cogan Station died November 19, 2016 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Eleanor was born in Williamsport on February 22, 1927 the daughter of Daniel and Myrtle Reeder Chapman. A homemaker she loved to sow, was a good baker, enjoyed watching T.V. and enjoyed family picnics.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Stelene, her daughter Shelia E. Peluso, sons Donnie Daughtery and Jimmy Chapman.

Eleanor is survived by a son Daniel Daugherty in California, grandchildren, Lillie (Douglas) Mayer of Williamsport, Amelio Peluso III of Russel Port, OH, Shelia (John) Caldwell of Trout Run and Jason (Melissa) Peluso of Hughesville. She is also survived by her great grandchildren: Tyler, Gage, Cody, Lex, Chas, Paeton, Boo, Angie, Alicia and Nicky.

The funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Lycoming County Unit of the American Cancer Society 1948 East Third Street Williamsport. Pa. 17701. C

rouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Posted: November 25, 2016

Lori Lynne Stout

Lori Lynne Stout, 55, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2016 in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born December 8, 1960 at Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA she was a daughter of the late Jay F. and L. Aldene (LaForme) Peck. Lori was the wife of Thomas R. Stout with whom she celebrated a 31st wedding anniversary on June 30, 2016.

She was a 1979 graduate of Montgomery High School and a 2011 graduate of the Newport Business Institute where she received an associate degree in business administration. Lori was employed for 27 years as an assembler by Spring Window Fashions. She then interned and later worked for C.R.C. Health at Watsontown as a file clerk and later through temp agencies.

Lori was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery. She enjoyed gardening and fall canning, especially her spagetti sauce, walking and 4 wheel riding in the woods. She cherished spending time with her family, grandchildren and her pet golden retriever, Carly.

In addition to her husband, Lori is survived by two sons, Ryan J. and wife Danielle Stout and Scott T. Stout both of Montgomery, PA. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Holly and Jakob Stout. In addition to her parents, Lori was preceded in death by her brother, Brian Peck.

A celebration of Lori's life will be conducted on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, 43 W. Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA with her brother-in-law, Dr. Larry Stout, officiating. The family will provide the flowers.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made the Lung Cancer Foundation of America at www.lcfamerica.org. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy, PA. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

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Posted: November 25, 2016




Janet Christine Berard-Baker

Janet Christine Berard-Baker, 57, passed away in her home in Winter Garden, Florida on November 18, 2016. Janet was born January 13, 1959 in Bangor, Maine.

Janet leaves behind her spouse of 25 years, Scott Baker; 3 daughters, Janelle Berard of Maine: Melissa Dominique of Pennsylvania, and Ida Baker. Her 1 son Johnathon Baker of Pennsylvania, 4 granddaughters, Hailey Berard of Maine; Carlie Learn, of Pennsylvania, Kelsey Learn of Pennsylvania, and Raquel Baker. Her grandmother, Olivia Aitken of Missouri; Her Father, James Aitken of Florida; and 3 sisters, Mary Walls of Missouri; Laura Bradshaw of Florida, and Dianne Daniels of South Carolina. She was also the Proud Aunt of 11 nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her son, Shawn Berard and her Mother Alice Bauer Daniels.

Janet graduated Central High School in East Corinth, Maine and Colby College in Waterville, Maine with a degree in photography. She was a Proud U.S.A. Air Force Veteran.

She made a career as a freelance photographer and a writer for Thunder Press Magazine. She was also a Master Scuba Diver. Janet was proud member of the Combat Vets Motorcycle Association. She was a member of the 40\8 Club & she was also a member of the American Legion of Watsontown, Pennsylvania.

A memorial service will be held on Nov.26, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at theSpitler Funeral Home 733 Broad St. Montoursville, Pennsylvania, 17754.

 

Posted: November 22, 2016

Gordon L. “Baldy” Fry

Gordon L. “Baldy” Fry, 87, of Muncy, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Born January 20, 1929 in Montoursville, he was a son of the late Walter and Alta Fry. He married the former Edith M. Summers, and together they celebrated 67 years of marriage.

Baldy was an avid workaholic. In his younger years he enjoyed camping in Hillsgrove with his family and friends, and hunting as a young adult. He spent his winters in Florida, where he enjoyed boating, being a captain of a boat club.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Jodie (Stephen) Sanner of Muncy; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

 

Posted: November 23, 2016

Watson E. “Ed” Scaife

Watson E. “Ed” Scaife, 62, of Williamsport died Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born June 13, 1954 in Montoursville, PA, he was a son of Edgar W. and Betty Mae Clark Scaife.

Ed was a 1972 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was employed by East End Lumber for 37 years. He was a meticulous carpenter and enjoyed woodworking projects. In his earlier years he enjoyed playing guitar, camping and fishing. Ed loved dogs and was especially fond of his most recent dog, Sadie.

Surviving are his companion of 37 years, Margaret “Kathi” Audet of Williamsport, brothers; Scotty (Debra) Scaife of Cogan Station, Donald (Debra) Snook of Williamsport and Dennis (Mary) Snook of Conestoga.

A memorial service to honor the life of Ed will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

The family welcomes floral tributes, or memorial contributions in Ed’s name may be made to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A. 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: November 23, 2016




John F. Biblehimer

John F. Biblehimer, 75, of Montoursville, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Margaret A. (Cook) Biblehimer. He was born March 13, 1941 in Shenandoah, the son of Alvin John and Anna Litwhitler Biblehimer.

John graduated from Ringtown High School and served from 1962 - 1966 in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He retired from United Parcel Service after more than 30 years of service. He loved to hunt and raise his own animals. You could always find him on his John Deere tractor in his garden, or giving rides to his grandchildren. He enjoyed having family and friends come for visits. He was a member of Newberry Church of Christ and loved reading the Bible.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Eric Biblehimer of Lock Haven, Holly (David) McCracken of Vestal, NY, April Biblehimer of Williamsport; six grandchildren; two sisters, Kathy Kintzer of Reading, Clarann (Curt) Brobst of New Ringgold, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his first wife, Fay Louise Waehner Biblehimer, an infant son, and brother Edward Biblehimer.

The funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 25, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor John E. Shirey III officiating.

Interment will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park with Military Honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co.

A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday afternoon from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Posted: November 21, 2016

Mary L. Confer

Mary L. Confer, 88, formerly of Moore Avenue, died Sunday, November 20, 2016, at the Williamsport Home.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, John L. Confer, in 2012.

Mary was a 1945 graduate of Williamsport High School, worked as a bookkeeper for Fisher Mining Company for many years and retired from Klein & Rizzo. She was an active member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church for 57 years; former church treasurer, United Methodist Women, Prouty Sunday School Class, Polyanna’s and the Counting Committee. She had served as treasurer of the Ravine Travel Group and was a member of the Messiah Senior Citizens.

Mary and John traveled often, including a nine and a ten week camping trip to the west coast with their children, having visited all 50 states and were on several cruises and bus trips.

Born Feb. 21, 1928 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Marshall E. and Hannah J. Calhoun Trimble.

Surviving are a daughter, Ann L. (Steve) Avery of Horseheads, NY; sons, John M. (Linda) of Williamsport and Gary M. (Cheryl) of Norfolk, Va.; grandchildren, Robin (Nathan) Smith, Beth (Mark) Sette, John “J.R.” (Patty) Confer, Jill L. (Tom) Confer and Michelle (Mike) Confer; step-grandchildren, Regina (Dave) Shawley and Robert Schaefer; great grandchildren, Noah and Aaron Smith and Jack Confer and her very special friend, Bill Shade.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave., with the Rev. Jay Jones officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Memorial Fund at St. John’s, 2101 Newberry St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: November 21, 2016

Roberta L. Beck

Roberta L. Beck, - Mom, Sis, Aunt Robbie, Gram, G.G. -, 92 of Williamsport, passed away Monday, November 21, 2016 at her home.

Born November 17, 1924 in South Williamsport, she was a daughter of Paul and Gertrude Loy Gephart.

Robbie will be joyfully remembered through many eyes, with wonderful stories by her many friends and large family. She was “The Rock”, for those who knew her, always helping loving and caring.

She was granted a long life and used every minute fully with her warmth. Robbie is survived by her son Dan Kimble and his wife Millie, grandson Craig and his son Joel, grandson Todd and his wife Deanna and daughters Abby and Greta, sister Mary Guthrie and brother Gerald Gephart.

She was preceded in death by a grandson Ty Kimble in 2014.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial service to honor Roberta’s life at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 30 at Faith Wesleyan Church1033 Tucker St. Williamsport, followed by a luncheon. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Roberta’s name may be made to Faith Wesleyan Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary

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Posted: November 22, 2016




Harriet S. (Romisher) Finkelstein

Harriet S. (Romisher) Finkelstein, 87, of Williamsport, died on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Williamsport Home.

She was married on June 8, 1952 to the late Herbert L. “Herb” Finkelstein who had died in 2000 and they celebrated 47 years as husband and wife at the time of his death.

Harriet was born on April 2, 1929 in Harrisburg and was the daughter of the late Jacob and Lillian (Alterman) Romisher. She had worked in various law offices as a legal secretary. She was a member of the Congregation Ohev Sholom where she had been part of the sisterhood, Hadassah and the board. In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking and playing Mahjong.

Harriet is survived by one son; Lee M. Finkelstein of Columbus, OH, one daughter; Fern Jones (Bob) of Montoursville, four grandchildren; Sarah Kline (Johnny), Rachel Wilke (Jason), Brittany Jones and Ian Jones, six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son; Neil Finkelstein, one brother; Samuel Romisher and one sister; Alice James.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport. The service will be officiated by her spiritual leader; Rabbi Joel Kessler. Burial will follow in Ohev Sholom Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to MDA, 2080 Linglestown Rd., #104, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

In keeping with Jewish tradition, there will be no viewing or flowers.

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Posted: November 21, 2016

Eleanor J. Stelene

Eleanor J. Stelene, 89, of 5080 Lycoming Creek Road,Cogan Station died November 19, 2016 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Eleanor was born in Williamsport on February 22, 1927 the daughter of Daniel and Myrtle Reeder Chapman.

A homemaker she loved to sow, was a good baker, enjoyed watching T.V. and enjoyed family picnics.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Stelene, her daughter Shelia E. Peluso, sons Donnie Daughtery and Jimmy Chapman.

Eleanor is survived by a son Daniel Daugherty in California, grandchildren, Lillie (Douglas) Mayer of Williamsport, Amelio Peluso III of Russel Port, OH, Shelia (John) Caldwell of Trout Run and Jason (Melissa) Peluso of Hughesville. She is also survived by her great grandchildren: Tyler, Gage, Cody, Lex, Chas, Paeton, Boo, Angie, Alicia and Nicky.

The funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Lycoming County Unit of the American Cancer Society 1948 East Third Street Williamsport. Pa. 17701.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.wwwcrousefuneralhome

 

Posted: November 21, 2016

Anna B. Young

Anna B. Young, 90, of Muncy Creek Twp., passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Manor Care Health Services, South. She was born January 2, 1926 in Williamsport a daughter of George and Elsie Bastian Day.

Anna had worked in the food service department at the Williamsport Hospital and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Hughesville. She enjoyed Bingo, going to the casinos, playing cards with her family, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Anna was predeceased by her parents; husband, Charles C. Young, daughter Betty J. Taylor, brother George R. Day, and sister Clairs M. Engel.

She is survived by her sons, David A. (Linda) Young of Muncy, Charles C. (Sherry) Young, Jr of Hughesville; son-in-law, George Taylor of Muncy; seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St Montoursville with the Rev. Arlene Beechert officiating. Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends Saturday morning from 9:30 – 10: 30 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers and at Anna’s request contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 3001 Old Gettysburg Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011.

 

Posted: November 21, 2016




AJ Roupp

AJ Roupp, 47, of Linden, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at his home.

There will be a celebration of AJ's life at VFW Post 844, 300-310 Rose St., Williamsport, from 12 to 2 p.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, where a full obituary will appear.

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Posted: November 21, 2016

Jean E. Cunningham

Jean E. Cunningham, 89, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at her residence. Born in Muncy, Lycoming County, PA, on Tuesday, May 24, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Emma (White) Eckman.

Jean was the widow of Lynn E. Cunningham who preceded her in death on January 23, 1992.

She was a 1945 graduate of Muncy High School. Jean was employed as a telephone operator by the SCI at Muncy, Williams Steno at Williamsport and the Muncy Valley Hospital. She had formerly been employed by the former Montgomery Mills.

Jean enjoyed quilting and was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church Quilters at Clarkstown. She enjoyed traveling and especially enjoyed the company of her dog, L.C., and her cat, Chloe.

She is survived by four children, Joyce E. Schwenk Muncy, PA; Jane E. and husband Craig Johnson; Kevin E. Cunningham, Muncy, PA; Michelle E. Cunningham, Muncy, PA; two grandchildren, Brock E. Waldron and R. William Umpstead. Jean is also survived by five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and two step-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Jean was preceded in death by two sons, Kelly E. Cunningham and Locke E. Cunningham and two brothers, Charles Eckman and William Eckman.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Interment will be in the Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: November 21, 2016

Willard M. Brelsford

Willard M. Brelsford, 88, of Eldred Twp., passed away Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Valley View Nursing Center. He was born May 16, 1928 in Eldred Twp. a son of James E. and Sarah Ellen Myers Brelsford.

Willard was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church and St. James Lutheran Church. He was a retired dairy farmer; was a member of the Eldred Grange, and loved farming and hunting.

He was predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Charles, Roy, and Harry Brelsford, sisters, Harriet Marie Sanders, Sarah Heim, Marian Seybert, and Pearl Gehr.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Doris Waldman; children, Nancy L. (Lee) Brelsford of Benton, John W. (Jeannette) Brelsford of Cogan Station, Tom W. (Diane) Brelsford of Montoursville, and Donna L. (Darrin) Beamer of Montoursville. Willard is also survived by seven grandchildren, Breanne Wentzel, Ryan Brelsford, Rebecca Alexander, Keri Brelsford, Jessica Beamer, Chelsey Brelsford, Brent Beamer, and six great grandchildren, Hunter, Jacob, Nolan, Ella, Reagan and Emerson.

The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Beverly D. Cotner officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for friends and family will be held Tuesday morning from 1 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeastern Region, 57 Franklin St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

 

Posted: November 21, 2016




Mary Jo Hiller

Mary Jo Hiller, 82, formerly of Montoursville, passed into her Heavenly home Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Manor Care Health Services, South. She was born June 16, 1934 in Williamsport a daughter of the late Franklin and Loie Wright Bartlett.

Mary retired from the former Williamsport National Bank and was a member of Faith Wesleyan Church.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert D. Hiller.

She is survived by her son, R. Michael (Susan) Hiller of Milton; daughter, Kimberly (Richard) Awiza of Montoursville; brothers, Jack L. (Mary Sue) Bartlett of Muncy, Gary L. (Barbara) Bartlett of Montoursville; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2016 at Faith Wesleyan Church, 1033 Tucker St., Williamsport with the Rev. Timothy K. Hartzell officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call Friday from 5 – 6:00 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the church.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: November 16, 2016

Steven A. "Steve" Showers

Steven A. "Steve" Showers, 48, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at ManorCare Health Services South. Surviving is his wife of 20 years, Vonda Sue Showers.

Born Jan. 29, 1968, in Lewisburg, he was a son of the late Carl H. Showers Sr. and Mildred K. (Keister) Long, of New Columbia.

He was a 1987 graduate of Muncy High School and later attended Pennsylvania College of Technology. Steve worked for North Central Sight Services, Inc. in the packaging and assembling department and received employee of the year award in 2002.

Steve was a member of DuBoistown United Methodist Church and was very active in church activities. He will be deeply missed by his entire church family. Steve was also a member of American Legion Post No. 617 and Young Men's Democratic Club. He enjoyed watching movies, going to plays at the Community Arts Center and Community Theatre League.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are two brothers, Carl H. Showers Jr. and Michael Showers; a sister, Rachel Showers-Strouse and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to honor the life of Steve will be held noon Monday, Nov. 21, at DuBoistown United Methodist Church, 133 Summer St., South Williamsport, with the Rev. John C. Baney officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service at DuBoistown United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Steve's name to North Central Sight Services, 2121 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or DuBoistown United Methodist Church, 133 Summer St., South Williamsport, PA 17702.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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Posted: November 16, 2016

Ralph W. Getz

Ralph W. Getz, 94, of Williamsport died Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Roseview Center.

Born September 13, 1922 in Linden, He was a son of the late Edward and Ida C. Bidle Getz.

Ralph was an Army veteran of World War ll. He retired in 1982 after 42 years in the Railroad industry having worked for NY Central, Penn Central and Conrail.

Ralph was a member of St. John-Newberry United Methodist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Marian Fae (Fry) Getz, children Kathleen M. (John) Sobol of Williamsport, Janice K. (John) Borowski of Williamsport and Ralph R. Getz of Williamsport, grandchildren, Jared, and Jonah Getz, Jessica (Shawn) Wertz, Megan, Maddie and Mariel Sobol , and Michael (Naoko) Borowski, two great grandchildren and a sister Betty Derr of Salladasburg

He was preceded in death by a brother Forrest Getz, and sisters Erma Cook, Mildred Fisher, Fern Hughes, Lauretta Barber, and Eleanor Hartman.

A funeral service to honor the life of Ralph will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport with Rev. Jay Jones, officiating.

A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, 57 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18740.

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Posted: November 17, 2016




Chad M. Cohick

Chad M. Cohick, 40, of Williamsport died Monday, November 14, 2016 at Rose View Center. At the family’s request, there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.

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Posted: November 16, 2016

Beatrice L. Cohick

Beatrice L. Cohick, 91, of Williamsport, left this world loving you, on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at her home surrounded by family. Surviving is her husband of 73 years, Carl L. Cohick Sr., whom she wed on May 18, 1943.

Born Jan. 31, 1925, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Mary E. (Garman) Mulberger.

Beatrice was a graduate of Williamsport Area High School. She worked at Pennsylvania Gas and Water Co. and later retired from Van Campen Motors after 26 years as a secretary and bookkeeper. She was a member of St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church and was very active throughout the years. She was a former member of the Eastern Star.

Beatrice had a talent for playing the piano; she never took lessons and played by ear. She enjoyed crocheting baby blankets, afghans and recently making owl hats for all her family members. Her family will miss her great cooking and baking, especially her famous chocolate cake which no one can repeat. Most of all, Beatrice was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving in addition to her husband are four children, Mary E. Szuhaj, of Williamsport, Carol L. (James) Steele, of Towanda, Carl L. (Jeannine) Cohick Jr., of Muncy, S. Jean Cohick, of South Williamsport; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings, Elizabeth Thomas, Dorothy Wheeland, John, Joseph and Richard Mulberger, Mary Livermore, Helen Kleese and Emily Shireman.

A funeral service to honor the life of Beatrice will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church, 1427 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701, with Rev. Jennett Wertz, officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.

Memorial contributions may be made in Beatrice's name to St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church, 1427 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: November 16, 2016

Shirley A. Berry

Shirley A. Berry, 87, of Austell, Georgia, and formerly of Lock Haven, entered heaven singing on Sunday, November 13, 2016 as a result of Alzheimer’s Disease.

She married the love of her life, the late Roy H. “Bud” Berry.

She was a devoted mother to her daughters, Marjorie “Jake” (Myron) Cost and Judy K. (Ronald) Petrini and a son, Patrick L. (Diane) Berry. Also surviving is her sister, Betty Jane Luchessi; her brother, Terry L. Smith; beloved grandchildren: Shane T. (Lori) Rippey, Curt A. (Angela) Walker, Bryan E. Hess, Tyler P. Hess, Megan L. (James) Wilson, and Patricia L. (David) Bartlett; thirteen great grandchildren; and two great, great grandchildren.

Shirley was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Smith.

A graveside service will be held at the Dunnstown Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Crossroads Hospice, 1957 Lakeside Pkwy, Ste. 500, Tucker, GA 30084 or The Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 for research.

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

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

 

Posted: November 16, 2016




Michelle L. “Chelle” Kishbaugh

Michelle L. “Chelle” Kishbaugh, 38, of Unityville died Sunday, November 13, 2016.

Born January 8, 1978 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Carole K. (Grinnell) the late Herman J. Potts. She married Bradley Q. Kishbaugh, and together they celebrated 15 years of marriage.

Chelle was a graduate of Hughesville High School, Class of 1996. She was currently employed at Cosmoprof. Chelle enjoyed animals, gardening, canning, hunting, fishing, cooking, camping, and above all else she loved spending time with her girls.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by three daughters, Hannah G., Effie E., and Allison M. Kishbaugh; three sisters, June M. (Alec) Dempsey of Hughesville, Kimberley S. (Mike) Pysher of Hughesville, and Bobbi Jo (Andy) Charles of Unityville; and a brother, Robert H. (Jeanne) Potts of Unityville.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, November 19 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Robert C. Bieber officiating. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: November 15, 2016

Helen J. (Reynolds) Godfrey

Helen J. (Reynolds) Godfrey, 82, of Williamsport, died on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Helen was married to the late Donnell L. Godfrey in 1956, and they had celebrated 22 years as husband and wife until his death in 1978.

Helen was born on January 1, 1934 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late William E. and Marion (Grant) Reynolds. She graduated from Williamsport High School. In addition to being a dedicated homemaker, she had worked at K-Mart Security for many years then was a bus driver for 33 years for Loyalsock Twp. School where she retired from. She enjoyed gardening, crafts and her pets.

Helen is survived by four sons; David L. Vaughn of Williamsport, James P. Godfrey (Sharon) of Strasburg, Keith A. Godfrey of Williamsport and Steven L. (Julie) Godfrey of Milton, one daughter; Cheryl G. (John) Wise of Waterport, NY, two step-children; Donnell M. (Dorothy) Godfrey of Florida and Deborah (Gerald) Emig of Williamsport, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one brother; William (Nancy) Reynolds of Jersey Mills and her dog; Misty. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers; Howard and Robert Reynolds and two sisters; Hazel Hales and Dorothy Peterson.

There will be a public viewing 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016 and again 9 – 10 a.m. Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday. Pastor Rick Waters will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to LAPS, 195 Phillips Park Drive, South Williamsport, PA 17702.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: November 16, 2016

 

Fred G. Salvatori, Sr.

Fred G. Salvatori, Sr., 57, of Williamsport, died suddenly Monday, November 14, 2016.

Born September 30, 1959 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Fred W. and Arlene L. (Strouse) Salvatori.

Fred was a 1977 graduate of Williamsport High School and served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 21 years. For the last 17 years he worked as the head custodian at South Williamsport High School. Fred loved hunting and fishing and going to his cabin in Barbours with his best friends Ed Tice and Ed Saboski. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Surviving are his wife Tammey R.(Confer) Salvatori whom he married April 28, 1979, four children Trish A. Salvatori-Rider (Jim) of Vienna, VA, Traci H. Salvatori, Fred G. Salvatori , Jr. (Rebecca Ross) , and Samantha R. Salvatori all of Williamsport, seven grandchildren Aiden, John, Madelyn, Jasper, Conan, Natalya, and Sebastian, siblings, Melanie E. (Jim) Preziosi, of Williamsport, Jeffrey L. (Sharon) Salvatori of Dewart, Michael A. (Camille) Salvatori of Cogan Station, Anita R. (Daniel) Tempesco of Blandon, mother-in-law Helen Marie Confer of Ralston, his adopted son Daniel Tice and his dog Debi.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Debra A. Schwanbeck, and father-in-law Samuel F. Confer, Sr.

A visitation will be held from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, November 17, at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, a memorial service to honor Fred’s life will be held at 6 p.m.

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Posted: November 16, 2016




Alan E. Dunlap, Sr.

Alan E. Dunlap, Sr., 77, of Montoursville passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 at his home.

Born December 31, 1938 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Charles H. and Thelma (Roupp) Dunlap, Sr.

Alan served his county in the U.S. Army and worked at Sylvania and Elery Nau early in his career. He retired from Kellogs as a machine operator. He was a member of VFW 844, the American Legion Post 1 and 104, the Harmonia Club, Eagles, Demi Club and the 40 & 8. He enjoyed playing golf, shooting pool and hunting.

Surviving are three children, Alan E. (Tammy) Dunlap, Jr. of Montoursville, Brian K. (Amy) Dunlap of Muncy, and Jeffrey R. (Michelle) Dunlap of Crescent City, CA; 8 grandchildren Justin Dunlap, Carina (Tyler) Daugherty, Hunter Dunlap, Kodie (Samantha) Hess, Brett and Hunter Hess, Zachary Estrada and Megan Corey; 5 great grandchildren; a brother, James R. (Deborah) Dunlap of Linden; two sisters, Kathy (Timothy) Sauerwein of Muncy, Donna Hauke of Linden; sister in law Ann Dunlap of Williamsport, and several nieces and nephews

In addition to his parents Alan was preceded in death by a brother Charles H. Dunlap.

A viewing will be held from 10 A.M. to noon Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street Williamsport, PA 17701. A funeral service to honor the life of Alan will begin at noon on Saturday with Rev. Ben Hubble, officiating. Burial will follow at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: November 15, 2016

Dora L. Hamilton

Dora L. Hamilton, 93, of Williamsport, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 at the Williamsport Home, with her family by her side.

Born May 29, 1923 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Edna (Dalton) Grimes.

Dora enjoyed cooking, traveling, and visiting the casino. She collected porcelain dolls and bells. Her greatest joy in life was spending time her family.

Surviving are four children Dave Hamilton (Betty) of Cogan Station, Larry Hamilton (Sharon) of Loyalsock, Bonnie Ungard (Buzz) of Duboistown, and Donna Sechrist (Ray) of Duboistown, nine grandchildren Barbara Knapp (Mark), Denise Koch (Bill Giles, Jr.), and Trisha Hamilton (Jason Burrows), Heather Rooker (Scott), Chad Hamilton (Nikki), Pat Barnhart (Peg Kaiser), Ed McQuade, Brenda Sanders, and Stacy Chartier, 27 great grandchildren, 22 great great grandchildren, five great great great grandhchildren, a sister Marjorie Miller of Shamokin, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clarence “Pete” Hamilton in 1991 and her companion of 12 years Leroy Johnson in 2015. She also was preceded in death by siblings Robert Grimes “Tony Martin”, Charles, Ralph, Oscar, George “Jobie”, Helen Grove, Eleanor Emmanuel, Blanche Pautot, Maggie Frey, and Millie Grimes, a daughter-in-law Betty Hamilton, son-in-law Buzz Ungard, and great-great granddaughter Brouke.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

Don’t think of her as gone away, her journey’s just begun. Life holds so many facets, this earth is only one. Just think of her as resting, from the sorrows and the tears, in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years. Think how she must be wishing that we could know today, how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched, for nothing loved is ever lost and she was loved so much.

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Posted: November 15, 2016

Janet E. Ardell

Janet E. Ardell, 79, of South Williamsport, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Surviving is her husband of 61 years, Charles W. Ardell.

Born Dec. 9, 1936, in Hepburnville, she was a daughter of the late James L. and Pearl E. (Kline) Doane.

Janet and her husband, Charles, were the former owners of the Four R's Restaurant and Bar. She also worked as a secretary for various employers and most recently was the manager for the American Legion Post No. 1.

She loved all kinds of animals especially her two cats, Tinker and Tiger. Janet's passion was taking care of others. She was known to take in anyone that needed a place to stay. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and was a mother to all and a friend to many.

Surviving in addition to her husband are, a son, Ross A. Ardell (Stephanie), of South Williamsport; two daughters, Robin L. Cillo (Nick), of Loyalsock and Renee D. Brewer (Ronnie), of Newberry; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, James E. Doane (Ernstein), of Montoursville and a sister, Ann Kuntz, of Loyalsock.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ricky J. Ardell.
In keeping with her wishes, services will be held private at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport.


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Posted: November 15, 2016




Anne Healy Bullock

Anne Healy Bullock, 85, formerly of 211 S. Hampton St., Lock Haven, passed away Friday, November 11, 2016 at Susque-View Home, Lock Haven.

Anne was born in Lock Haven on November 23, 1930, the daughter of the late Robert and Anna Healy Bullock.

She was a 1948 graduate of Immaculate Conception Catholic School and a graduate of Penn State University.

Anne was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, Lock Haven.

She wss very proud of her home she designed and resided at on S. Hampton Street. Anne was also an avid reader and enjoyed watching movies.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 310 W. Water St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745 with Rev. Father Joseph Orr officiating. Inurnment will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Lock Haven.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Annie Halenbake Ross Library, 232 W. Main St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745.

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

 

Posted: November 14, 2016

Harry W. Wittman

Harry W. Wittman, 94, of Williamsport, and formerly of Montoursville, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Williamsport Home. He was born November 26, 1921 in Williamsport a son of James and Martha Pfirman Wittman.

Harry was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Montoursville. He was a World War II veteran serving in the Air Force as a B-24 pilot, and was active in the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts in Troop 21, Montoursville.

He was predeceased by his parents, son, Harry W. Wittman, Jr., and two brothers, Franklin and James Wittman.

Harry is survived by his wife of 66 years the former Kathryn E. Egli; sons, Kenneth (Dawn) Wittman of Williamsport, and Dr. Phil (Jackie) Wittman of Orlando, Fla.; daughter, Darlene (George) Matzko of Greenville, SC; seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 10: 00 a.m. Friday, November 25, 2016 at
The Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Andrew France officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in the Montoursville Cemetery.

 

Posted: November 14, 2016

Alma Mae Driver

Alma Mae Driver, 79, of Williamsport, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Williamsport Home after a battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Born October 3, 1937 in Farrandsville, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Mary Ellen (Englert) Morgret. Alma married Thomas Bruce Driver on October 10, 1958, and together they shared 50 years of marriage before his death on February 5, 2008.

Known as Mae to family and friends, she attended primary school in Farrandsville and graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1955. She was a homemaker and long-time resident of Cogan Station and Linden. Alma enjoyed vacations for many years with family at Rehoboth Beach, DE, camping at Raystown Lake and elsewhere, and a number of road trips to Florida and the American West.

Surviving are a son Bruce Thomas Driver of Sudbury, MA; two grandsons Eric J. Driver of Sudbury, MA, Benjamin C. Driver, of Pittsburgh; a sister, Shirley E. Farrington of Lamar; a brother Robert W. Morgret of Farrandsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Alma was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles E. Morgret, Jr., Richard A. Morgret, and Roy B. Morgret; and a daughter-in-law Lisa P. Driver.

Funeral services will be held privately with burial in Dunnstown Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: November 15, 2016




James A. (Jim) Sauers, Sr.

James A. (Jim) Sauers, Sr. With instruments polished and tuned and voice restored, Jim is with his Lord and Savior, declared cancer free and playing his favorite Hymns in heaven.

With his family and loving wife by his side, God, fulfilling his promise of everlasting life, called him home Saturday, November 12, 2016.

November 30, 1933, Jim was born in Williamsport to John and Mildred (Bastian) Sauers, the sixth of seven children. He attended Williamsport High School.

Growing up in Newberry, Jim was thrilled when he was old enough to tag along with his three older brothers, climbing cliffs, daredevil sledding, swimming and creating havoc for his mother letting creatures loose in the house. His passion for working on cars started when he was promoted to “Tool Chaser” by his brothers, where his true talent and abilities were developed and realized. Jim then began his love of racing when he climbed into his first “Jalopy” at age 12 and stock car racing followed. He was an avid Nascar fan and loved Little League baseball. He played on the Original Little League field under Carl Stoltz from 1943 to 1946. He followed every playoff and championship game of Little League throughout his life. Jim played softball in the Lower East Lycoming Softball League with his sons and son-in-law’s, taking great pleasure in coaching and managing. After he retired from play, his love of the sport continued by sponsoring Little League and softball teams in the Williamsport area.

In 1952 Jim met the love of his life, Mary Ann Kohler and they married October 10, 1953. Together - side by side and hand in hand, they raised 8 children, took on everyday challenges, and faced the ups and downs of life. This strengthened their love for one another each and every day. It was a special unbreakable bond and one that lasted 63 years.

Jim entered the Army in 1954, served in Germany, and was released from active duty in 1955, and discharged from stand-by in 1963.He was a member of the Montoursville American Legion Post 104 and donated generously through the years to Wounded Warriors. His love of mechanics and working on cars led him to jobs at various Automotive Repair shops in the area. With great Faith and pride, he founded and opened the doors to Tiremasters in 1985, currently still family owned and operated by the 2nd and 3rd generations.

When Jim accepted Christ as his Savior in 1962, music greatly impacted his life. He was a self-taught guitarist, harmonica player and dabbled with the Omni board. One by one his children joined him in learning different instruments and singing along. Many evenings were spent together as a family singing and practicing. He shared his passion of the Gospel through his music for many decades and many venues. Singing and playing with his daughters was a highlight of his life and one he cherished daily.

Jim was a quiet man of sorts, but when he spoke, you listened with interest. You never left a visit without learning or having something to ponder. He had a great sense of humor, witty and quick with a “one-liner” that would leave you laughing for quite some time. If you asked him what he cherished most in life, he would tell you - God, Family and Music - in that order. Jim was attending Buchanan Baptist Church. He felt it wasn’t about the “Religion” but a “Relationship” with The Lord. His unconditional love, respect, and forgiveness, which he practiced daily throughout his life, is his legacy to his family.

Jim’s life was quite a journey, especially the last 2 years, when we all gathered to celebrate another month together. He relished these times and would lose himself in the chatter and laughter.

Camping was a ritual during the summer and the family visited many States in the West. After retiring, Jim and Mary loved taking their motorhome to Florida and spending winters there with their special friends. He loved being outdoors, planting and nurturing his small garden, and watching things grow. He tended his rose bushes painstakingly and produced some unbelievable, colorful flowers.

Jim is survived by his wife, Mary, sister Shirley Yaw and his 6 daughters and 2 sons, Yvonne (Mel) Bower and Amy (Dan) Hartzell of Watsontown, Pamela Sauers of Hobe Sound Florida, Kathy (Robert) Foust, Montoursville, Denise (Lynn) Barner, Williamsport, Michelle (Wayne) Elliot of McEwensville , Mark (Lori) of Washington State, James A. Jr.(Kimberly), Williamsport. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

Jim was predeceased by his parents and Brothers Kenneth, Clyde, Edgar and sisters Ruth Lukens, Betty Fillman and granddaughter Mary Ellen Bower.

A viewing will be held from 4 - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. A funeral service to honor the life of Jim will follow the visitation on Wednesday . Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

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

“A day is never over when a memory is left behind”

Thank You Jim, Husband, Father, Pap Pap, and Friend. Thank You for the memories!

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: November 14, 2016

Howard W. Freezer, Sr.

Howard W. Freezer, Sr., 94, of Williamsport went to be with his Heavenly Father surrounded by his family on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Born on August 20, 1922 in Hughesville, Howard was the son of the late Harry Freezer and Florence Hepburn Freezer.

Howard was a WWII Army veteran. He was a 72 year member of the Eugene Grafius American Legion Post #104 making him the oldest member of the legion. Howard was a member of the Christian Church Cogan Station. He worked as a superintendent for the former Schnadig Corp.

Howard is survived by his wife Edwina Yost, five sons; Howard W. (Susie) Jr., of Williamsport, Gary W. (Chris) of Georgia, Jeffrey L. (Brenda) of Linden, Mark A. (Debra) of Cogan Station, Matt J. (Anna) of Williamsport, three daughters; Sherry A. Nork of Linden, Linda (Daniel) Grimes of Williamsport, Beverly E. Nagle of State College, three step children Jeri (Lee) Confer of Williamsport, Becky Yoder of Ohio, Dave (Petrea) Yoder of Montoursville, a brother; Frank (Thelma) of Montoursville, two sisters Ginny Houseknecht , Ellie Lewis both of Trout Run, 17 grandchildren and 7 step grandchildren , 23 great-grandchildren and 5 step great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents, first wife Ruth J. Stine, a daughter Phyllis and by four brothers and three sisters, Harry, Carl, Ronnie, Rachael, Esther, Gus, Margaret and by a great-great granddaughter Reagan.

A funeral service will be held 10:30 am, Friday, November 18, 2016 at Spitler Funeral Home 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Bud Yoder officiating. Burial will follow at the Montoursville Cemetery. Military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. Friends and family will be received on Thursday, November 17, at the funeral home from 6-8pm.

In lieu of flowers Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675.

 

Posted: November 14, 2016

Nellie C. Myers

Nellie C. Myers, 92, of Hughesville, died Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville.

Born March 20, 1924 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Boyd L. and Kathryn E. (Miller) Crawley. Her husband of 39 years, Robert M. Myers, preceded her in death on May 26, 1985.

Nellie was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Hughesville, where she was the church organist for many years. She volunteered as the Head Librarian for the Hughesville Public Library for many years, and she enjoyed playing the organ and piano, knitting and sewing.

Surviving are a son, Robert L. (Brenda) Myers of Hughesville; five grandchildren, Michelle Dietrich, Michael Myers, Jason Myers, Jordan Myers, and Lisa Henninger; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Nellie was preceded in death by a son, William C. Myers; and a sister, Betty C. Gilmore.

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

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: November 14, 2016




Bonnie C. Deming

Bonnie C. Deming, 61, of 770 Susquehanna Trail Road, Muncy, PA 17756, died Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born June 26, 1955 in Miami, FL, she is the daughter of the late Robert J, Sr., and Lillie R. (McKinney) Gillette. Bonnie was the wife of John R. Deming and recently celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on December 3, 2015.

Bonnie enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was fond of everyone.


Surviving in addition to her husband John, are a daughter, Carrie (Jason) Gibbs of Brandywine, MD; four sons, John Roy (Leslie) Deming Jr. of Williamsport, Jason Ray Deming of Williamsport, Shawn (Keri) Krause of Picture Rocks, Matt (Laurie) Deming of Cogan Station; a brother, Robert Gillette Jr. of Muncy; 12 Grandchildren, and four Great Grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 19, at the Muncy Presbyterian Church, 10 Penn St., Muncy, with Rev. Robert Dunkelberger officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike #420, Rockville, MD 20850 or a local Relay for Life event.

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

 

Posted: November 14, 2016

Daniel M. "Diesel Dan" McCusker

Daniel M. "Diesel Dan" McCusker, 59, of Dushore, passed away Friday, November 11, 2016, at his home, with his family by his side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Born September 28, 1957 in West Chester, he was a son of John D. Sr. and Loyce V. (Hollins) McCusker.

Dan was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and Astrology. He also enjoyed woodworking, model trains, Western movies, and helping others. However, one of his greatest joys was spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving, in addition to his parents of Dushore, are two daughters, Rhonda A. (Gabe) Blasi of Dushore, and Courtney N. McCusker of New Albany; a son, Daniel "Mike" M. (Crystal) McCusker Jr. of Dushore; two sisters, Kathleen J. Horvat of Mountville, and Kimberly M. (Rick) Hugo of New Albany; two brothers, John D. "Dave" McCusker Jr. of York, and Jeffrey D. McCusker of Lansdale; five grandchildren, Kiara L. McCusker, Kruz M. McCusker, Tucker J. Blasi, Carter P. Blasi, and Kooper D. Blasi; and several nieces and nephews,.

Dan was preceded in death by a sister, Tammy L. Barto.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 14, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore. A private family burial will be held in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, at the convenience of the family.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Pat McCarty Memorial Benefit, c/o Todd Fry, 125 Brenchley Rd., Forksville, PA 18616.

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

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Posted: November 14, 2016

Eleanor O. Staccone

Eleanor O. Staccone, 82, of Williamsport passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, November 11, 2016 at her home.

Born February 5, 1934, in McAdoo, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Shuhay) Bozar. She married Louis M. Staccone on June 18, 1955 and together they shared 61 years of marriage.

Eleanor worked for over 25 years in the factory salesroom at Weldon’s. She enjoyed country music, word search puzzles, collecting angels and cats meows. Eleanor was often referred to as the queen of knickknacks for her many different collections. Time spent traveling to military reunions will always be fond memories of the many places she and Lou visited, including Hawaii, Las Vegas, and West Virginia.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter; Rose M. (Wayne) Cohick, of Jersey Shore; a son, Louis M. Staccone, II, of Williamsport; three grandchildren, Travis Cohick, of Lock Haven, Tanya (Jim) Hufnagle of Antes Fort, and Michael (Chelsea) Cohick of Jersey Shore; 7 great grandchildren, Clayton, James, Patrick, Andrew, Belle, Gio, and Farrah; three sister in laws, Theresa Girio, MaryAnn Cowden, and Tammy Staccone, and several nieces and nephews.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother.

A funeral service to honor the life of Eleanor will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street Williamsport, PA 17701. A viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at Sanders. Burial will follow at Wildwood cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Eleanor’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 West third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: November 14, 2016




Dorothy Ann Moff

Dorothy Ann Moff passed away on November 10, 2016 with her family by her side. She was born on August 31st, 1925 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, the daughter of John (Jack) Ross and Theresa Mondik Ross.

She is survived by her six children: Patty Hackman (Dave) of Vail, Colorado, Carol Harget (Jim) of Montgomery, Deborah M. Trate (Thomas) of Williamsport, James O. Moff III (Deborah) of Williamsport, Steven John Moff (Theresa) of Williamsport, and John Ross Moff, of Vail, Colorado, and eight grand-children: Lyndsay Jo, Danny, Valerie, Jimmy, Laura Sydney, Stefan, and Hunter and her sister Theresa Starr.

She grew up n Hazelton, PA but moved to South Williamsport her last year of high school where she graduated in 1943. She met her husband, Jim O. Moff III, after the war when they both happened to be vacationing at Stone Harbor, NJ. They married in 1950. They were happily and lovingly married for 51 years. She still lived in the house he built for her and the family in 1957.

Dorothy was a member of the St. Ann's parrish and a monthly dinner club known as the “Knitting Club”. She was the last surviving member, none of whom could knit! She enjoyed spending time with her family more than anything else. During the warmer months, she swam one mile a day until age 87. She traveled quite a bit after her retirement from Littons in Montoursville.

There will be a public viewing and celebration of life from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday evening at Crouse Funeral Home located at 133 East Third Street, Williamsport, a Catholic Mass at Saint Ann’s church, located at 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport, at 10 am on Wednesday morning, and a lunch after the services at Saint Lawrence church, 800 West Central Avenue, South Williamsport.

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Posted: November 11, 2016

Jason W. Barker

Jason W. Barker, 40, of Williamsport, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Jason was born in Williamsport on August 14, 1976. He was the son of the late James Barker and Debra Shadduck.

Jason loved his family, fishing and nature. He was an avid Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Jason was employed at the Sun Gazette and the American Rescue Workers.

He is survived by his mother Debra, a wife Shawnee Webb, two sons; Jakeb and Zachary Barker, a daughter; Madisyn Barker, two step children; Matthew Webb and Ashley Webb, Two brothers; Robert (Stacie) Barker, Daniel Barker and by a sister Tammy (Joseph) Sheehan.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 3pm at the Spitler Funeral Home 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1:30-3pm.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses or Project Bald Eagle 835 W. 4th St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: November 11, 2016

Mark Adam Harner

Mark Adam Harner, 57, a resident of Pennsdale, PA, lost his long courageous battle with cancer on
Friday, November 11, 2016. Born on Friday, February 13, 1959, he was the son of the late Harry "Dick" Harner and Mildred "Tootie" Harner of Pennsdale, PA.

years of love and had two children, daughter Jessica Harner Laubaugh and son Adam Harner both of Muncy. He adored his granddaughter, Abby Laubaugh, who was always by his side wherever he went. Surviving in addition to his wife, mother and children, are his brother, Ken Harner of Whittier, CA and sisters, Melinda Harner Orr and Ann Harner both of Muncy.

He was a long time employee of the Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships.

You would always find Mark working on cars in his garage, fishing on his bass boat or telling stories
with his fishing buddies.

The family will have a celebration of Mark's life at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Village Road, Pennsdale, PA followed by refreshments.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mark's name to Susquehanna Health Foundation in care of The Gatehouse or Cancer Center, 1001 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA.

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

 

Posted: November 11, 2016




Thelma J. Weaver

Thelma J. Weaver, age 76, of Montoursville, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at her home, surrounded by family.

Born on December 7, 1939 in Montoursville, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Bessie Turner. She was predeceased in death by her sister Arlene Turner and four brothers, Martin, Howard, Earl and Paul Turner.

She graduated from Montoursville Area High School in 1957 and began working in an office doing clerical work, which she later gave up to stay home and care for her mother. Following her mother's passing, she went back to work as a florist at Nevill's Flowers. After some time, she went to work for Woolworth's department store at the Lycoming Mall. She greatly enjoyed caring for people, so she pursued a career in the health care industry. She retired after 21 years of working as a Nurse's Aid at Lysock View and Valley View nursing homes.

Thelma enjoyed many things in life. She enjoyed gardening, feeding the birds and rabbits that came into her yard, taking bus trips, going to yard sales, reading and doing puzzles, and playing cards. She especially enjoyed visiting with her family for weekly dinners and outings. She loved to collect wind chimes and angel figurines. She also enjoyed the companionship of many pets over the years.

She was an amazing Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother and no amount of words can describe just how much she was loved and will be missed.

She is survived by her only daughter Chrissie G. (Lee) Perry of South Williamsport, brother Dale O. Turner of Williamsport, grandchildren; Michael A. (Heather) Danley of Williamsport, Joseph A. Danley, Jr. (Adriene DeParasis) of Williamsport, Luke E. (Loren) Perry of Linden, Andrea S. (Chris) McElroy of Linden, and three great grandchildren – Vincent, Kenzie and Tyler, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A very, very special “Thank You'' goes to her lifelong best friend, until the end, Patricia Shrey.

The family is respecting Thelma's wishes and there will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions in Thelma's name may be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation: 1001 Grampian Boulevard Williamsport, PA 17701 c/o Susquehanna Hospice or the Cancer Treatment Center or to any charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: November 10, 2016

Judith Ann Eckert

Judith Ann Eckert, 74, of Linden, died Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born August 6, 1942 in Lock Haven, she was a daughter of Lehr and Frona (Smith) Eckert.

Judy was a graduate of Lock Haven High School and also graduated from Beauty School. She was owner and beautician of Penny Lane Hair Design in Lock Haven for 42 years. Judy enjoyed sports, and playing bingo and cards.

Surviving are a son Dustin A. Eckert (Tonya) of Linden, and two grandchildren Kash A. Eckert and Harley A. Eckert.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary

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Posted: November 10, 2016

Philip A. Petter

Philip A. Petter, 80, of Montoursville, died on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Valley View Nursing Center of complications from melanoma.

He was married to the former Thelma B. (Baker), who survives, on December 25, 1958. They have celebrated 57 years as husband and wife.

Philip was born in New York, NY on February 24, 1936 and was the son of the late Arthur and Grace (Heyman) Petter.

Phil was employed by Reliable Furniture from 1959 until the business was sold in 1997. He served as president and CEO of the organization from 1984 through 1997. His real passion was the military, in which he was very active from his enlistment in 1959 through his retirement more than 30 years later. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and retired as a Colonel and Commander of the 1079th Army Reserve Garrison at Fort Indiantown Gap. Most recently, Phil completed five tours as the Army Reserve Ambassador for Pennsylvania. Ambassadors are private citizens who serve the Army Reserve by educating organizations and local communities about the value of the Army Reserve, and work with local leaders to recognize and support the soldiers and their families. He was also a member of its executive committee, Employer Support for Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for 14 counties in north central Pennsylvania.

Many patriotic Williamsporters may know him as the master of ceremonies for the city's annual Flag Day ceremony, and for his work to help establish the Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park.

A 1954 graduate of Williamsport High School, Phil earned a degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1958.

Recently retired as the president of the Valley View Nursing Home Board of Directors, Phil and his wife have been active members of Ohev Shalom congregation and have served in several leadership positions. Additionally, he was active with the Red Cross, serving as Lycoming County Chapter Chairman for several years, in addition to other leadership positions locally, and at the state and regional levels. Throughout his business career, he was active with the Williamsport Rotary Club, the Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, Williamsport Area Community College, WVIA, Divine Providence Hospital Foundation, the Penn State Club of Lycoming County, Williamsport Country Club, the Penn State Basketball and Wrestling clubs, among other organizations.

In addition to his wife Thelma, he is survived by four daughters; Marlene D. Petter of Kempton, Lynne S. Pierce (Scott F.) of Blue Bell, Karen J. Schwing (Fred G.) of Beach Haven, NJ and Ami B. Petter-Lipstein (Daniel C.) of Highland Park, NJ and seven grandchildren; Michael Pierce, Kelly Pierce, Jessica Schwing, Andy Schwing, Liora Petter-Lipstein, Eliana Petter-Lipstein and Merav Petter-Lipstein. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother; William E. Petter.
The funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 11, 2016 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport with his spiritual leader Rabbi Joel Kessler officiating. Burial follows in Ohev Sholom Cemetery.

In keeping with Jewish tradition, there will be no viewing or flowers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park in care of the City of Williamsport, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: November 10, 2016




Donald Lewis Bowman

Donald Lewis Bowman, 67, of Mill Hall passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born November 26, 1948 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Pauline M. Dershem Bowman.

Don was a 1966 graduate of Bald Eagle Nittany High School.

He was employed by Hammermill Paper Company, and later worked in landscaping and lawncare.

On July 12, 1985, he married the former Rose Rupert who survives in Mill Hall.

Don was an avid hunter and fisherman.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by seven children: Kathleen (Michael) Ciambotti of Charlotte, North Carolina, Marjori (Keith) Kibler of Lock Haven, Donald W. (Lori) Bowman of Lock Haven, Jonathan (Hayley) Bowman of Jersey Shore, Heather (Eric) Smith of Lock Haven, Jeremy Darby of Lock Haven, and Desiray Darby of Ohio; three brothers; one sister; and nine grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 11 A.M. at Sunnyside Cemetery, Mill Hall, with Rev. Alan Eckenroad officiating.

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

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

 

Posted: November 8, 2016

Eric Steven Bogart

Eric Steven Bogart, 36, of Williamsport passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital.

He was born February 2, 1980 in Williamsport a son of Steven H. and Holly E. (Young) Bogart.

Eric enjoyed sports, especially North Carolina Tar Heels basketball.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Hiriam and Jesse Bogart; maternal grandfather, Allan N, Young, and his uncle Nelson Young.

He is survived by his parents of Montoursville; his sister, Ashley L. Bogart of Williamsport; maternal grandmother, Nan Young of Williamsport, and also by aunts, uncles and cousins.

At Eric’s request there will be no services. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to either: FARA (Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance) 533 West Uwchlan Ave., Downington, PA 19335, or to The Gatehouse, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: November 8, 2016

Michael D. Lord

Michael D. Lord, 51, of Montoursville went home to be with his Lord and savior on Wednesday November 8, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born October 10, 1965 in Williamsport, he was a son of Paul David Lord of Portage, IN and Mary Ruth Mull of Williamsport. He married the former Deborah Hornberger on June 19, 1992 and together they shared 24 years of marriage.

Michael was a graduate of South Williamsport High School class of 1984. He worked for Hurwitz Batteries doing outside sales for 30 years. He loved his job and was always made to feel he was part of the McWilliams family and not just an employee. Michael was an active member of Faith United Methodist Church in Montoursville. He was an avid bass fisherman and enjoyed riding his motorcycle, boating on the river, cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers and taking fishing trips to Canada.

Surviving in addition to his parents and wife are a brother Daniel (Tina) Lord, of Montoursville; a sister, Lisa (Carl) Potts of Williamsport; maternal grandmother Ann Stroup of Montoursville; brothers in law, David (Nancy) Hornberger of Duboistown, Charles (Lisa) Hornberger of Fairmont, WV; several nieces and nephews, Sheila, Stacie, Ciara, Anastacia, Colton and Bobby, his beloved dogs, Amber, Macie and Nugget who was his fishing buddy.

Michael was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jack Stroup, paternal grandparents Paul Lord, and John and Leila Deutschle, his father and mother in law John and Claire Hornberger, and his step mother, Toni Lord.

A funeral service to honor the life of Michael will be held at noon on Saturday November 12, at Faith United Methodist Church, 700 Fairview Drive, Montoursville, with Rev. Jacob Waybright and Pastor Rusty Wolfinger, officiating. A viewing will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday November 11, 2016 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.

Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

Memorial contributions may be made in Michael’s name to Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport PA 17701 c/o the Gatehouse, the S.P.C.A. 2805 Reach Rd, Williamsport, PA 17701, or to Faith United Methodist Church 700 Fairview Drive Montoursville, PA 17754 c/o the expansion project.

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Posted: November 9, 2016




Emma C. Spencer

Emma C. Spencer, 92, of Montoursville and formerly of Shunk, died Nov. 4, 2016 at Valley View Nursing Center. She was born Sept. 5, 1924 in Huntington, the daughter of Chester and Jessie (Smith) Forrest.

Emma had worked at Weldon, Mildred Shoe Factory and Glamorize. She was a member of American Legion Post No. 1 and New Albany Post No. 384.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie W. Spencer; a son, Leslie W., Jr.; a daughter, Jessie E. Spencer; a brother and a sister.

Surviving are seven children, Richard C. of Williamsport, Lawrence L. of Jersey Shore, Leonard A. (Nancy) of Picture Rocks, Sandra I. (Richard T.) Ferguson of Montoursville, Linda M. (Donald) Andrews of Eagles Mere, Phyllis E. Spencer of Danville and Phillip J. (Elvie) of Dushore; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 11 in Twin Hills Memorial Park with Pastor Susan L. Halverstadt officiating.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Valley View Nursing Center for the wonderful care they gave mom during her time there.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: November 8, 2016

Martha L. Shaffer

Martha L. Shaffer, 51, of 1035 Arnold St., Williamsport, sunrise, July 15, 1965, in Williamsport; sunset November 3, 2016, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville after an abrupt brain aneurysm.

The loving and devoted wife of James C. Shaffer for the past 27 years, and the proud mother of Christopher M. Shaffer and Christopher S. Downs both of Williamsport.

A graduate of Williamsport Area High School class of 1983 Martha’s greatest passion in life was her family. A member of the Aramark staff she was currently employed in the housekeeping department, working at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center and Divine Providence Hospital. She was a member of the former Calvary United Methodist Church and enjoyed gardening, crocheting and making blankets. She kept a meticulously clean house and loved to cook. She was indeed the matriarch of her family as the caretaker and counselor and most of all loved her role of being wife and mom.

Surviving in addition to her husband and sons are her grandchildren, Dakota and Zack Shaffer and Caleb Shilling, Jacob and Micah Way all of Williamsport; her mother, Janet Hamilton of Williamsport; a brother, Arthur Burdge of Renovo and many other dear family members and friends.

Martha was preceded in death by her father Fred Burdge, whom she shared a very special relationship with.

"Some people search a lifetime for love, but I lived a lifetime with my love. Most people do not know what love is, but Martha showed me what real love is." -James C. Shaffer

A memorial service to honor the life of Martha will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday November 12, at Knight Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport. Burial will follow the service, Saturday at Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 11 at Knight Confer.

Memorial contributions may be made in Martha’s name to James C. Shaffer, 1035 Arnold Street Williamsport, PA 17701 the family of Martha will donate any contributions to a non-profit charity of their choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: November 8, 2016

Annabelle G. (Snyder) Keiser

Annabelle G. (Snyder) Keiser, 87, of Montoursville, died on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the Loyalsock Creek Rehab & Nursing Center.

She was married to the late Harold J. Keiser for over 50 years until his death on May 3, 2002.

Annabelle was born in Williamsport on December 14, 1928 and was the daughter of the late William Wayne and Gladys Eleanor (Welch) Snyder. She was a dedicated homemaker but had also worked at Sylvania, LL Sterns and then retired after 16 years from Joe’s Seafood Lounge. She was a member of the Almond Branch Ministries of Williamsport, White Deer ladies golf league and Faxon bowling league. She had been inducted to the PA Bowlers Hall of Fame. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting and knitting. She was loved by many people.

Annabelle is survived by two daughters; A. Gail Bauschke of Montoursville and Gerrilyn C. Neff of Torrance, CA, one son-in-law; Barry Neff of Torrance, CA, two grandchildren; Doreen M. Neff and Lon M. Neff, both of Torrance, CA, one great-granddaughter; McKinley Marie Wilson and one brother; Richard J. Snyder of Charleston, SC.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother; William W. Snyder and one sister; Onnolee E. Falls.

There will be a public viewing 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2016 and again 9 – 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will be held 9:30 a.m. Cindy Parker will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: November 8, 2016




Elmer T. Longenberger

Elmer T. Longenberger, 82, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Unit. He was born July 10, 1934 in Catawissa, a son of Elmer T. and Lilley Hill Longenberger.

Elmer retired from the Pennsylvania State Game Commission and was a veteran serving in the Army. He was a member of the Allegheny Ridge Hunting Club and a life member of the Orangeville Sportsman. He enjoyed hunting and his grandchildren’s sporting events.

He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Martha Shenck.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years the former Barbara A. Booth; sons, Mark E. (Tara) of Duboistown, Michael T. (Allison) of Dillsburg, PA; sister, Betty Thomas of Bloomsburg and grandchildren, Maia, Paige, Ian and Kendall.

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

 

Posted: November 7, 2016

Nancy Kathryn (Bausinger) Probst

Nancy Kathryn (Bausinger) Probst, 80, of Williamsport died Saturday, November 5, 2016 at her residence.

Born October 8, 1936 in Waterbury, Connecticut, she was a daughter of the late LeRoy F. “Bud” & Kathryn (Wagner) Bausinger

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Norman S. Probst.

Nancy retired from Stroehmann Bakeries after 25 years of service. She served as Past President of the Montoursville Lioness Club, the Loyalsock Lions Club, VFW Post 7863 Ladies Auxiliary and VFW District 15. Nancy also volunteered for the Old Lycoming Little League.

Nancy was a member of Christian Church at Cogan Station. She enjoyed making cakes, candies and various crafts.

Surviving are her children, Donna K. Schreiber of Acworth, GA, David L. Probst of Elimsport, Daniel E. Probst of Watsontown, Dora J. (Steven) Klees of Loyalsock and Dana A. (Michael) Strunk of Cogan Station; grandchildren, Lee Schreiber, Jessica (Sal) Marsico, Holly (Chris) Barnes, Rachel Probst, Maria (Shawn) Rymsza, Erica (Michael) Neville, Rebecca (Sam) Keziah, Teresa (Ken) Plimpton, Joseph Probst, Gregory (Amanda) Probst, Thomas (Kylie) Probst, Michel (Shelby) Klees, Marc (Elizabeth) Klees, Melisa Klees, Mathew Klees, Benjamin Strunk and Crystal Strunk; great grandchildren, LeeAnn, Dominic, Nash, Alexandria, CJ, Kathryn, Graysen, Logan, Grentree, Landon, Rhyder, Everestt, Makayla, Adalyn, great great grandchildren; Cameron and Sophia; her brothers, Robert L. (Evie) Bausinger of Milton, Jan R. (Betty) Bausinger of Beech Creek and her brother-in-law, Edmund (Georgia) Probst and all their children and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by twin baby daughters; daughter, Darlene Miller and son-in-law, Warren “Fred” Schreiber

A memorial service to honor the life of Nancy will be held on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at The Christian Church at Cogan Station, 5904 Lycoming Creek Road, Cogan Station. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service. Following the service there will be a dinner served at the church.

In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to Montoursville Lioness club, 585 Odell Rd, Muncy PA 17756, or Loyalsock Lion Club, C/O Connie Myers 321 Oaks Ave, South Williamsport, PA 17702 , or VFW Post 7863, 150 Shaffer St., So Williamsport, PA 17702

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: November 7, 2016

Mark E. Lucas

Mark E. Lucas, 48, of Cogan Station, died Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the UPMC-Susquehanna.

Born December 24, 1967, in Blossburg, he was a son of the late Frederick L. Lucas and Janet L. (Broughton) Lucas, of Cogan Station.

Mark worked as an assembler at Lemco Tool Corporation for many years. He had a passion for anything outdoors including, camping, canoeing and fishing. He enjoyed working around the house and did landscaping.

Surviving in addition to his mother are a son, Matthew E. Lucas, of Cogan Station; a daughter, Jamie L. Lucas, of Williamsport; a brother, Brian K. Lucas, of Cogan Station; a sister, Amy B. Rogers (Stanley), of Muncy, and two grandchildren.

A funeral service to honor the life of Mark will be held 10 a.m. Friday, November 11 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will receive friends from 6 to ­ 8 p.m. Thursday, November 10 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: November 7, 2016




Paul J. Higgins, Jr.

Paul J. Higgins, Jr., 83, of 154 S. Jones St., Lock Haven, died Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing.

Born January 7, 1933 in Lock Haven, he was the son of Paul J. Higgins, Sr. and Agnes Donovan Higgins.

He received his early education at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1950.

From there he enrolled at the former Lock Haven State Teachers College. His education there was interrupted by time in the service and family business obligations which postponed his graduation until 1958.

While attending college he was employed part time by the former Pennsylvania Woven Wire Co. in Lock Haven and the Lock Haven Auto Co.

In 1955, upon the death of his father, he assumed the managership of the family business, The National Hotel on W. Bald Eagle St. in Lock Haven, which was operated by the family until it was destroyed by fire in 1996.

On February 9, 1957 he and Eleanor L. Andrus were married in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lock Haven by the Rev. Charles W.M. White.

In later years he was employed as an Auto Salesman by Met Auto Sales in Lock Haven. He was also employed for three years as a substitute and homebound teacher by the Keystone Central School District.

Paul was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 131 in Lock Haven since 1931. He was also a long time member of the Lock Haven Council 1774, Knights of Columbus where he was active in many functions, serving as Grand Knight on two different occasions. He was a member of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians.

He is survived by his two daughters, Julie (Wayne) Peck of Concord, North Carolina and Jennifer (Rusty) Bottorf of Lock Haven and four grandchildren: Kaleena (Jeremy) Tripp and Courtney Peck, both of Concord North Carolina and Briana and Trey Bottorf, both of Lock Haven.
A son, Timothy, preceded him in death in 1968.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 3:30 PM at the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven with Rev. Father Joseph Orr officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home from 2 PM until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions in Paul’s name may be made to the Lock Haven Catholic School Endowment Fund through the funeral home.

 

Posted: November 7, 2016

Anthony J. “Tony” Aloisio, Jr.

Anthony J. “Tony” Aloisio, Jr., 55, of Montoursville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at his residence.

At his request there will be no services.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: November 7, 2016

Catherine L. Packard

Catherine L. Packard, 84, of Jersey Shore passed away, Sat. Nov. 5, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Avis on June 10, 1932, the daughter of the late Robert L. and Edith (Nichols) Truax. Catherine graduated from the Jersey Shore Senior High School Class of 1950. On August 16, 1951 she married Richard Packard and they shared 58 Years of marriage until he passed away in 2009.

Being a Navy wife, Catherine was very active in the Navy Wives group called The USS Sally Wives and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Catherine and her husband were known as snowbirds in their retired years that traveled extensively, visiting Germany and many other places; they both enjoyed traveling and at one time owned their own plane. Catherine loved to go bowling, riding golf carts and putting together puzzles. Most of all, Catherine enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her children, visits from her grandchildren and spending time with her large family.

Catherine is survived by 6 children; Mike (Lori) of Avis, Candy of Pensacola, FL, Ronald (Julie) , Tom (Terry) both of Jersey Shore, Fred of Flemington, and Donna of South Williamsport; 2 brothers Lawrence and John Truax, 4 sisters, Joanne Fisher, Wanda Letterman, June Getgen, and Shirley Chapman; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband and 2 brothers Rich and Donald Truax, 3 sisters Margarite Welshans, Margaret Johnson and Marion Young, 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

A Tribute of Catherine’s life will be held at Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 starting with a public viewing 6:00-7:30 pm and a Memorial Service at 7:30 pm. Pastor Ryan Reigh of Family Worship Center in Bloomsburg will officiate.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to “Haiti Mission Trip” c/o Rose Dibble, 60 Don Moore Lane, Mansfield, PA 16983.

You can send condolences to the family at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: November 7, 2016




Charles E. (Butch) Stryker

Charles E. (Butch) Stryker, 61, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016 in The Gatehouse at Williamsport, PA. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Tuesday, June 14, 1955, he was the son of the late Elmer E. "Jim" and Eva M. (Staggert) Stryker.

Butch was a 1973 graduate of Montgomery High School and in 1981 received his bachelors degree from Bloomsburg University. He was employed as an accountant by Lee A. Viard at Williamsport, PA. He had also been employed at the Weis Markets at Montgomery and Williamsport for over 30 years.

Chuck was a member of the Grace Presbyterian Church at Montgomery where was treasurer since 1980 and the Maple Hill United Methodist Church. Butch was a member of the Montgomery Area Historical Society, Secretary/treasurer of the Fairview Cemetery Association, member and former treasurer of the Montgomery Public Library and was a volunteer at the Community Arts Center at Williamsport. He enjoyed genealogy. Butch especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by one sister, Jessie and husband Lonny Harding, Allenwood, PA; one niece, Bryn Harding and one nephew, Torey Harding. Butch is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Grace Presbyterian Church, 105 Second Street, Montgomery, PA at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 11, 2016 with Reverend Hobart G. Campbell, his pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. at the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA. The family will provide the flowers.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview Cemetery, C/O Patty Miller, 75 Wagner Avenue, Montgomery, PA 17752 or to the Montgomery Area Historical Society, 3 West Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA 17752.

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

 

Posted: November 7, 2016

John V. Delker

John V. Delker, 91, formerly of Cogan Station, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at Rose View Court.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine D. (Paulhamus) Delker on Sept. 25, 2013.

Born April 21, 1925, in Cogan Station, he was a son of the late George E. and Goldie E. (Farnsworth) Delker.

John was a World War II Army veteran. He retired from Textron as a machinist in 1983 after 33 years of service.

He was a member of Victory Baptist Church.

Surviving are his three sons, Ronald R. (Bonnie) Delker, of Florida, Wayne E. Delker, of Cogan Station, and Darwin J. (Joan) Delker, of Muncy; a daughter, Christine C. (Fred) Young , of Jersey Shore; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, Kleland, Paul, Larue, Elmer, Harry, Clyde, and Clair Delker, and three sisters, Irene Mitchley, Martha and Louise Horn.

A funeral service to honor the life of John will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with Pastor Donald Wakefield officiating.

Burial will follow in State Road Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be held 2 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: November 7, 2016

Dr. Vincent I. DiSalvo

Dr. Vincent I. DiSalvo, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. He was born in Williamsport on Nov. 16, 1935, the son of Antonio and Vincenza "Nancy" Rampulla DiSalvo.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. He was an oral maxillofacial surgeon for 54 years. Dr. DiSalvo graduated from Williamsport High School, earned his undergraduate degree at University of Scranton and attended dental school at the University of Pittsburgh.

He married Mariannina Morrone on June 24, 1961.

Dr. DiSalvo enjoyed his family, traveling, music, languages, hunting, fishing and art.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served as Lieutenant commander in the dental corp at Point Loma Naval Base in San Diego, Calif.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Vincent I. DiSalvo II, Cristino DiSalvo, Stefania DiSalvo-DiGiallorenzo and husband, Dr. David DiGiallorenzo, Marisa DiSalvo and Tait Carnevale; grandchildren, Vincenzo III, Francesca, Stefano, Carlo, Giuliano, Chiara, Stefania and Eva; and siblings, Anthony L. DiSalvo and Marguerite DiSalvo Wollet.

A visitation will be held at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with his pastor, the Rev. Brian Van Fossen, officiating.

Entombment will be at the Praying Hands Mausoleum at Wildwood Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/) and St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: November 7, 2016




Wilfred L. “Will” Briggs

Wilfred L. “Will” Briggs, 78, died Sunday, November 6, 2016 with his wife by his side at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born June 15, 1938 in Barbours, he was a son of the late Dan and Ethel (Campbell) Briggs. He was the loving husband to Estella M. (Brown) Briggs and together they made wonderful memories.

Will retired as a Truck Driver for the American Rescue Workers. He enjoyed Nascar and old antique cars. He loved country music and was known in the area for playing with his band the Sunshine Valley Boys. For over 60 years he played in the band where they entertained and played music for many area nursing homes.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Lisa (John) Lucas, of Williamsport, Robert Brown of Montoursville, Denise (Chris) Wood of Linden, James (Annette) Briggs of Florida, Donnie Briggs of Pottstown, and Jonathan (Susan) Briggs of Wilkes Barre, his granddaughter Melissa Adams, and several other grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Will was preceded in death by a son Clarence Briggs and a brother Dana Briggs.

A memorial service to honor the life of Wilfred will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street Williamsport. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Barbours Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: November 7, 2016

Jeannette D. Miller

Jeannette D. Miller, 91, a resident of the Susqueview Nursing Home, Lock Haven, died Friday, November 4, 2016 at the nursing home.

She was born August 19, 1925 in Coraopolis, PA the daughter of the late Harry I. and Margie Hartman Barnard. On May 12, 1946 in Beech Creek, she married Duane R. Miller, who died May 5, 1993.

She was a 1943 graduate of Lock Haven High School. Jeanette was employed throughout her life by Sylvania, Woolrich, Wolf Furniture, and in the medical records department of Lock Haven Hospital.

She was a former active member of the Beech Creek United Methodist Church until it’s closing, which she then attended the Blanchard Baptist Church. She loved her church, her family, and friends. Jeannette was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and aunt.

Jeanette is survived by a daughter, Sherry Sarver (Jim), of York, a sister, Sandra Sheasley (Michael), of Mill Hall, a grandson, Dr. Chad Sarver (Sherry), of CA, and 2 great granddaughters, Roya and Elika. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Bernadine Dunlap, and a grandson, Jason Sarver.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM, at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High Street, Flemington, PA, 17745 with Rev. Dennis Callahan officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday, from 10:00 AM until the time of services.

Burial will be in the Blanchard Christian Cemetery, Blanchard, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Susqueview Nursing Home, 22 Cree Drive, Lock Haven, PA, 17745.

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

 

Posted: November 7, 2016

Sherman David Shadle, III

Sherman David Shadle, III, 64, of 417 South Highland Street, Lock Haven died Friday, November 4, 2016 at Divine Providence Gatehouse Hospice, Williamsport.

He was born May 12, 1952 in Lock Haven, the son of the late Sherman David Shadle, Jr. On September 4, 1970 in South Carolina, he married the former Carol Anne Geyer who survives.

Sherman was a 1970 graduate of Lock Haven High School. He was employed for 36 years by Woolrich, Inc. as a mail courier. He served in the United States National Guard.

He attended the Mill Hall Church of Christ. Sherman was an avid collector and seller of antiques. He was a lover of music, played several different instruments and was a member of different bands throughout his early years. Most of all he cherished the time he spent with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Sherman is survived by a daughter, Krista Shadle-Smith (Geoffrey), of Flemington, a son, Sherman David Shadle, IV (Nichole), Jersey Shore, and 4 grandchildren, Amy, Leslie, and Haley Shadle, and Sophia Smith.

Friends will be received on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High Street, Flemington, PA, 17745.

Private Funeral Services will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ross Library, 232 West Main Street, Lock Haven, PA, 17745.

Online condolences can be made by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneral.com.

 

Posted: November 7, 2016




Robert W. “Whitey” Coleman, Jr.

Robert W. “Whitey” Coleman, Jr., 77, of Williamsport has been celebrating in heaven with his wife of 41 years Sylvia M. Coleman who died Dec. 22, 2009 and other loved ones who have gone before him since his passing at his home on Wednesday November 2, 2016.

When writing an obit the first thing you think of is work place, parents, siblings, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. What is most important is who that person was. Robert W. “Whitey” Coleman, Jr. was born December 28, 1938 in Williamsport, a son of the late Robert W. and Irene (Bradley) Coleman, Sr. and was a man of integrity, respect and character.

A graduate of Williamsport Area High School Class of 1957, he served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Whitey worked at Anchor Darling Valve, Halls Trucking, and retired as a supervisor from the United States Post Office.

He was a man who taught his children life lessons that could be handed down generation from generation. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He was loved by many and he also cherished his family and friends. Whitey enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors at the family cabin. He was a model of the saying when the going gets tough, the tough gets going. He never gave in or up. He was a man that believed that the Bible is the word and the word is of God.

His faith and passion will be truly missed by those who survive him, his children Michael (Rose) Coleman of Columbus, OH, Shelly (Jim) Gregg of Danville, Michelle (Ron) Moyer of Gettysburg, Tina Fraley, Terrie Coleman both of Williamsport, and Robbie Coleman of Mifflinburg; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; his siblings Jack Coleman, Sr. of Williamsport, William “Billy” Coleman, Donna Probst both of Lock Haven and Linda Devillier of LA.

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

Memorial donations in Whitey’s name may be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: November 4, 2016

Kristine A. Kibler

Kristine A. Kibler, 50, of Williamsport died Monday October 31, 2016.

Born May 6, 1966 in Colorado, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Shirly (Fry) Kibler, Sr. and the significant other of Ronald Fernald of Williamsport.

Surviving in addition to Ronald, are her children, Jessie Miller, Matthew Dolley, Cheyanna Wright; five grandchildren, Chezmarie Leaa Wright, Damian Michael Wright, I’zayah Makai Adams, Josalynn Grace Miller, Aliyah Kristine Ann Miller; siblings, Robert Kibler, Steven Kibler, Randy Kibler, Marcia Kibler, Lisa Caputo, Brad Kibler and many other loving family members.

Kristine was preceded in death by her son Shane Wright.

Kristine was a very loving woman, who wasn’t afraid to voice her opinion. She lived, laughed, loved and cried. All in all, she lived her life to the fullest. Her family was everything to her, and her favorite thing to do was play with her grandchildren and her dog Sassy. Kristine will be truly missed and never forgotten.

A visitation to honor the life of Kristine will be held 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: November 4, 2016

Helen June Weaver

Helen June Weaver, 83, of Williamsport, died Nov. 5, 2016 at Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born June 29, 1933in Williamsport, the daughter of the late Albert L. and Helen (Baltzer) Livermore.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L. Weaver and six siblings.

Surviving are three daughters, Linda A. (Robert) Yowell and Diane L. (John) Snyder of Williamsport and Brenda J. Means of Frederick, MD; a brother, Nelson Livermore of Williamsport; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Helen was passionate about her family and loved them dearly.

Helen was a member of the Balls Mills United Methodist Church. She retired from Divine Providence Hospital and was a member of its Auxiliary. Other activities were volunteering at Saint Anthony Center, and a mentor at WASD.

A Celebration Of Life will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Balls Mills United Methodist Church, 5941 Bloomingrove Rd., Cogan Station with Chris E. Pfleegor officiating. Burial will follow in Balls Mills Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held from 10 – 11 a.m. in the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Balls Mills United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: November 7, 2016




Clifford S. Springman

Clifford S. Springman, 67, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at Loyalsock Creek Nursing Home.

He is survived by his only daughter, Tammy Lowe (Jeff), of Williamsport; two brothers, Kenneth Sr. and Adam Springman; two grandchildren, Marissa Lowe, of Pasadena, Texas, and Nathaniel Lowe, of Williamsport; one great-granddaughter, Zoe Pena, of Pasadena, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Grave side service will be at family convenience at Montoursville Cemetery.

 

Posted: November 4, 2016

Mary M. Dincher

Mary M. Dincher, 93, of Montoursville, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Valley View Nursing Home. She was born September 11, 1923 in Williamsport the daughter of Herman and Martha Sump Lorson.

Mary was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and served as a foster parent for 26 years.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband Raymond G. Dincher, Sr., Son, David H. daughter, Carlene Sherwood, three sisters, and two brothers.

She is survived by her sons, Raymond G. (Mary Ellen) Dincher, Terry Dincher, and Michael DeAngelo; daughters, Connie Holdren, Cathy Burns, Mary (Curt) Rakestraw, Karen Wright, Kim Myers, Denise (Doug) Sylvis, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 7, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Resurrection Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Monday morning from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville.

 

Posted: November 4, 2016

Mabel C. King

Mabel C. King, 93, formerly of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2016 in the Watsontown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Salladasburg, Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, August 3, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Julia (Phillips) Charles.

Mabel was the widow of George King who preceded her in death on November 4, 1979.

She was a homemaker. Mabel enjoyed camping, crocheting, baking and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Mabel is survived by six children, Richard W. and wife Louann King, Lewisburg, PA; Joyce Masser, Allenwood, PA; Julia Persun, Montgomery, PA; Connie and husband Paul Reese, Montgomery, PA; Terry King, Montgomery, PA; Ray and wife Debra King, Montgomery, PA. She is also survived by 27 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren and 40 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Patsy King, one son, George King, and 9 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 with Max L. Walters, Jr., pastor of the Lairdsville Faith Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call on Tuesday from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: November 4, 2016




Brenden Christopher Shipman

Brenden Christopher Shipman, 16, of Cogan Station, left this world all too soon on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

Born March 15, 2000 in Williamsport, he was a son of Phillip and Shannon (Bock) Shipman of Cogan Station. Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister Taylor, paternal grandparents Barry Shipman of Trout Run, Marsha Baker (Steve) of Cogan Station, maternal grandparents Patty DeGray (Frank) of Pennsdale, great grandmother Lorraine Morrett of Cogan Station, aunts and uncles, Shawn Bock, of Williamsport, Nathan Shipman (Tanya) of Cogan Station, Jay Shipman (Carol) of Cogan Station, cousin's: Jared Shipman (Lindsay), Owen and Hannah Eck, Ethan and Riley Shipman, second cousin Miles Shipman, and numerous grand-aunts and uncles.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather Jerome Bock and paternal great grandparents Charles Morrett, James and Mildred Shipman and Aunt Michelle Holmes. Brenden was a junior at Williamsport Area High School.

He was active in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). He worked for Heller's Market. He enjoyed having his first car. Loved riding his motorcycle, his pet lizards Ferdinand, Nitro and hanging with his buddies: Izak, Caleb, Frankie, Julian, Ryan, his military buddy Zach and his girlfriend Annika.

He loved snowboarding and heavy metal music. He played hockey, little league baseball and wrestling. He loved hunting with Uncle Shawn and picking with his sister Taylor. With a nickname like "Snake Bite" what more could be said.

A visitation will be held, Monday, November 7th from 4:00pm to 6:30pm with a memorial service to honor Brenden’s life will follow at the Christian Church of Cogan Station, 5904 Lycoming Creek Road, Cogan Station.

Burial service will be at the convenience of the family.

We miss you terribly; Brenden and you are alive In our hearts FOREVER!

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

 

Posted: November 4, 2016

John W. Bubb, Sr.

John W. Bubb Sr., 69, of Muncy, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Surviving is his wife of 26 years, Barbie J. (Baysore) Bubb.

Born June 13, 1947, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Charles F. Bubb and Mary L. (Royer) Bubb, of Williamsport.

He was a graduate of the Williamsport Area High School. He retired as an auto body mechanic from Bieber’s Garage in 2009.

John was a World War II history buff and enjoyed watching the history channel. He also enjoyed hunting, archery, and his cats. Most of all he loved doing things for his children and spending time with his friends. His children and grandchildren will miss their âPappy Pretzelã with his great big bear hugs and always tormenting them to make them laugh. John was a hardworking man but a child at heart.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are three sons, Jeffrey C. Bubb (Karen Buggy), James M. Bubb (Dianne Steppe), and John W. Bubb Jr. (Tammy Deatherage), all of Williamsport; two daughters, Amanda L. Walters (Robert Jr.), of Williamsport and Kathy A. Baker (Johnnie Jr.), of Maryland; 11 grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and three brothers, Charles âChuckã Bubb, Ronald Bubb (Linda), both of Williamsport, and Frank Bubb (Sally), of Covington.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer L. Bubb and a grandson, Jacob A. Walters.

A funeral service to honor the life of John will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., with the Rev. Jay E. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to Lycoming County Crippled Children 625 West Edwin Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: November 4, 2016

George Colvin Deffenbaugh

George Colvin Deffenbaugh, 92, of 1061 John Brady Drive, Pennsdale, formerly the Floral Garden, went to be with the Lord Nov. 2, 2016.

He was born on Feb. 7, 1924, on the family farm in Nicholson Township near Smithfield in Fayette County, the son of George C. and Bessie Moser Deffenbaugh. He was married to the former Helen Lupold, of Williamsport, for 67 years.

George attended the one-room Griffin School and graduated from the Georges Township High School, R.D. Uniontown. He was known in high school as the country fiddler and played first chair, first violin in the high school symphony orchestra. He received the Bachelor of Arts from the Pennsylvania State College, now University, in 1943 and the Master of Science Degree from Bucknell University in 1951. He later persued Asian Studies at Bucknell, Bloomsburg, and Carnegie-Mellon Universities.

George was a veteran of World War II, serving from 1943 to 1946. He was overseas 22 months with the Fifth Air Force, 35thFighter Group, 40thSquadron in the South Pacific campaigns of New Guinea, East Indies, Philippines Is. and Okinawa as a mechanic and Flight Chief. He was a very active member of the American Legion as chairman of the High School Oratorical and Essay Contests. He was a past commander and Adjutant for West Branch Post 999 and Gerrett Cochran Post 1 of Williamsport, and the Lycoming County Legion Council, and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3428, Muncy.

Mr. Deffenbaugh retired from the Williamsport Area High School District in 1984 as social studies supervisor after 38 years of school service, having taught civics, history, and economics in the high schools of Wellsboro, Montgomery and Williamsport. He was a past president of the Pennsylvania Council for education by television. In 1970, he was one of the 20 educators sent by the U.S. Office of Education to India for a ten-week overview of Indian culture and education. Under his leadership, Williamsport social studies teachers wrote course of study and introduced the teaching of Economics and Environmental Studies, for which recognition was received from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Mr. Deffenbaugh has been a member of the American Horticultural Society and along with his father-in-law, Donald Lupold, was recognized in the area for the propogation of azaleas, rhododendrons, lilacs, gladiolus and other ornamentals at their property known as "Floral Gardens." As a member of the Muncy Baptist Church, he was a deacon, treasurer, choir member and taught the men’s and adult Bible classes for many years.

He had an avid interest in all kinds of music and played his fiddle with the Southern Tier Bluegrass Association of New York until being afflicted with arthritis. His interest in history led to membership in the Muncy Historical Society and the Tiadaghton Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, being a descendent of Captain John Moore, husband of Margaret Colvin. He was and organizer of the Friends of the Muncy Library which led to the establishment of a permanent home for the Muncy Public Library.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Helen (Lupold) Deffenbaugh; a son Greg Deffenbaugh of West Virginia; a daughter Susan (George) Edkin of Picture Rocks; and two grandchildren Greg Edkin, of Connecticut, and Heidi (Patrick) Gitschlag of Muncy.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Muncy Baptist Church, 11 W. Penn St., Muncy, with Rev. Robert W. Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery with graveside military honors accorded by combined veteran’s organizations. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville.

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

 

Posted: November 4, 2016




Richard S. Eisenman, II

Richard S. Eisenman, II, 69, of Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Susquehanna Regional Medical Center.

Born February 27, 1947 in Williamsport, he was a son of Richard S., Sr. and Sara Ann Siegel Eisenman, In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two children Richard S. Eisenman, III in 1974 and a daughter Sara Jean Eisenman in 1977.

Rick was a 1965 graduate of Williamsport, and worked many years in Virginia for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Car Rental, and Commuter Bus Service.

He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, where he sang in the church choir. Rick was an avid Penn State Football and Washington Redskins Fan. He was a member of the civil air patrol, and was the road trip snack coordinator for the Williamsport Crosscutters Booster Club for many years.

Surviving are his wife Rebecca (Read) Eisenman who he married April 28, 1973, a daughter Rebecca Mae Eisenman of Williamsport, honorary son Jeremy Shire (Mandy), honorary grandchildren Shyloh, Gabriel, Scout, and Larkin Shire, and a brother John R. Eisenman.

A memorial service to honor the life of Richard will be held 1 p.m. Monday, November 7 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2233 Linn St. Williamsport with the Rev. Theodore Cockley officiating. Visitation will be held from noon-1 p.m. Monday at church. Burial will be private in Montoursville Cemetery.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: November 3, 2016

Marshall W. Hull

Marshall W. Hull, 78, of Lewis Twp., Muncy, died Thursday, November 3, 2016 at home.

Born February 18, 1938 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Alem P. and Constance (Turner) Hull. Marshall married Connie L. Hoover and recently celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on June 1, 2016.

Marshall attended Montgomery area schools and the Williamsport Technical Institute, where he received a degree in Electrical Technology in 1956. Prior to his retirement, Marshall owned and operated Pine View Engine Shop, and was co-owner of Triple H Enterprises, which included three area bowling alleys. He was also a skilled electrician, plumber, and carpenter. Marshall was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Montgomery, and a US Army Veteran. Marshall loved bowling, fishing, coin collecting, antique cars, dragons, frogs, anything orange, old western movies, cheeseburgers, and most of all, his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife Connie are a daughter, Tracy L. (Jason) Lowther of Bel Air, MD; a son, Mark A. (Jenny) Hull of Montgomery; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and two nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Alem "Sonny" Hull and James Hull, and a nephew, Eric Hull.

A service celebrating Marshall’s life will be held 12 p.m. on Friday, November 11 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor's Mark And Jenny Hull officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the funeral home prior to services.

Memorial contributions may be made in Marshall’s name to Family Promise of Lycoming County, 635 Hepburn Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, or to L.A.P.S., 195 Phillips Park Drive, S. Williamsport, PA 17702.

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

 

Posted: November 4, 2016

Shane Michael Wright

Shane Michael Wright, 25, of 613 Poplar St. Williamsport, died at home on Monday Oct. 31, 2016.

Shane was born in Williamsport on Sept. 1, 1991 a son of Timothy R. Wright and Kristine A. Kibler.

He had attended Williamsport Area High School, was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, enjoyed playing football, loved spending time with his family, especially his children. Shane enjoyed playing X-Box, listening to music and as a talented artist he enjoyed drawing and sketching.

Surviving are his father of South Williamsport, his children Damian and Chezmarie Wright both who lived with him, siblings; Cheyanna, Coty and Cherokee Wright, Jessie Miller, Mathew Dolley, Michael Hoover, Rocky Liddic, step grandparents Dolores Hoover and Jay Chaapel.

His mother Kristine A. Kibler, grandmother Karen Johnson and grandmother Shirley Fry all preceded him in death.

The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 East Third St. Williamsport on Sunday November 6, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m.

For a complete obituary, to sign an e-register book or share a fond memory, please visit www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: November 4, 2016




Roger L. Kurtz

Roger L. Kurtz, 80, of Clarkstown, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at The Gatehouse, Williamsport.

Born July 23, 1936 in Muncy, he was the son of the late LaRue W. and Freda M. (Houseknecht) Kurtz. On May 8, 1965 he married the former Shirley I. Cipriani and they celebrated 51 years of marriage until her death September 29, 2016.

Roger was a 1955 graduate of Muncy High School and served with the US Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from GTE Sylvania in Montoursville where he had worked 26 years.


He enjoyed gardening, landscaping and refinishing furniture for his home. He enjoyed researching genealogy with his wife and was an avid history buff.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law: Donna M. Wagner, Freeburg and Brenda D. and Patrick V. Greenabaum, Cogan Station; a granddaughter, Caitlin B. Cooper; a sister, Linda L. (Wayne, Sr.) Bierly, and a nephew, Wayne Bierly, Jr., all of Clarkstown, in-law Sylvia Greenabaum, Williamsport and good friend Betty Salsgiver, Muncy.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Turbotville Cemetery with the Rev. Doug Schader of Trinity United Church of Christ, Turbotville, officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by combined veterans’ organizations.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Roger’s memory may be made to The Gatehouse Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: November 3, 2016

Annika Monique Steinbacher

Annika Monique Steinbacher, 17, of Williamsport left this world all too soon on Tuesday November 1, 2016.

Born November 18, 1998 in Williamsport, she was the loving daughter of Jeffrey and Kerry Steinbacher and the best big sister ever to Emmett Steinbacher all of Williamsport.

Annika was a senior at Williamsport Area High School where she excelled as an honors student. She was involved in the creative writing club, and had participated in PFEW. Annika’s passion outside of school was dancing. She was a dancer for 11 years, most of which was spent with Cooley Dance Company. Annika’s personality and heart of gold allowed her to make friends wherever she went. On Sundays you could find Annika attending Liberty Church with her family and volunteering her time helping out in the nursery at church. Annika recently worked part time at Kohls and Wegmans but spent her summer months at Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland as an intern, where she exhibited her love for reptiles.

Surviving in addition to her parents and brother are her grandparents, Edward and Deborah Steinbacher of Montoursville, Tom and Phyllis Cumberledge of Cogan Station, and Linda Mullinex of Muncy; great grandparents, Florence Barr of Dowling Park, FL, Kay Cumberledge of Zelienople and Harriett Steinbacher of Lock Haven; aunts and uncles, Nicole and Keith Lucas of Williamsport, Emily Cumberledge of Cogan Station, Trisha and Adden Hunter of Muncy, Adam and Sarah Steinbacher of Ft. Mill, S.C., and Johanna Steinbacher of State College; god parents, Kathleen and Bob Kaufman of Williamsport, cousins, Brian, Morgan, Chase, Carlee, Zeke, Avianna, Dominic, Cole and Thomas, and many other loving family members.

Annika was preceded in death by her grandfather Keevin Fronk.

Annika was a kind, generous and loving person. Words cannot express how much she will be missed by her family and friends, as well as the many lives she touched along the way. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, bubbly personality, contagious laughter, and for being a self-proclaimed “teacup sized human”.

A funeral service to honor the life of Annika will be held at 4 pm on Saturday November 5, 2016 at Liberty Church in the auditorium of the Scottish Rite, 348 Market Street Williamsport, PA 17701 with her Pastor Lon Williams, officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until 3:30 pm on Saturday at the Scottish Rite. Burial will be private.

In honor of Annika’s hope for a cure, memorial donations may be made at www.curesma.org or to a private fund set up in Annika’s honor to help fund MDA Summer Camp with contributions mailed to: MDA 5940 Hamilton Blvd. Suite F Allentown, PA 18106 indicating Annika’s name.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: November 3, 2016

Toni Marie Sementelli Irvin

Toni Marie Sementelli Irvin, 52, of 225 Frederick St., Flemington, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born on June 26, 1964 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of Joseph Allen Sementelli of Flemington and the late Kathryn Louise Cummings Sementelli.

She was a 1982 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

On November 19, 2010, she married Rich Irvin, who survives in Flemington.

Toni enjoyed riding motorcycles as well as going to Casinos.

Most important to her was the time she spent with her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her father, she is survived by two sons, Joseph Allen (Amy) McCloskey of Woodstock, GA and Brian James McCloskey of Flemington; two daughters, Carrie Ann (Jeremy) Keefer of South Williamsport and Kathryn Denise McCloskey of Flemington; three step-children: Samuel, Sarah, and Sean Irvin, all of Bellefonte; her sister, Denise Kay Sementelli of Flemington; three grandchildren: Elizabeth McCloskey, Camdyn Mason, and Jackson Keefer; and the father of Toni’s children, Ralph Eugene McCloskey, Jr. of Blanchard.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a sister, Kimberly Jo Sementelli.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in Dunnstown Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Divine Providence Gatehouse Hospice or Clinton County SPCA.

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

 

Posted: November 3, 2016




Dean M. Payne

Dean M. Payne, 87, of Montoursville and Key West Fla., passed away Monday, November 1, 2016 at Valley View Nursing Home. He was born January 25, 1929 in Fond du Lac, Wisc. the only child of Leonard G. and Clarabel Cummings Payne.

Dean was a graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY, and served his country in both the Korean War and the Vietnam War in the United States Navy retiring at the rank of Commander. He taught Coastal and Celestial Navigation at Florida Keys Community College and owned a Marine Hardware and Sail Loft. He was a life member of the Key West Yacht Club, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, was one of the founding members of the Key West Sailing Club and loved sailing.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Jean Hackbart; his daughters, Susan Elliott and Virginia Payne; step son, James Parsons; step daughters, Lynne Lindsay, Karen Davis, Kimberly Williams, and five grandchildren.

A graveside service with military honors will be in Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, Wisc. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home Montoursville.

 

Posted: November 3, 2016

Carolyn W. (Carrie) Barnhart Blain

Carolyn W. (Carrie) Barnhart Blain, 86, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at her residence. Born in Johnstown, Cambria County, PA, on Monday, December 30, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Martha (Fisher) Clark.

Carrie was the widow of Roy W. Blain who preceded her in death on January 24, 2013. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene A. Barnhart, on August 13, 2000.

Carrie was a graduate of Bellefonte High School. She was last employed as the head librarian at the Montgomery Area Public Library. She had also been employed by Rochelle Furniture at Montgomery and Bryfogle's at Washingtonville.

Carrie was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was an avid genealogist, enjoyed painting in oil, writing poetry, knitting and especially enjoyed raising animals and gardening on her farm. She was a member of the Montgomery Area Historical Society and the Lycoming County Genealogical Society. She will be greatly missed.

Carrie is survived by six sons, Les and wife Lou Anne Barnhart, Williamsport, PA; Jim Barnhart, Montgomery, PA; Tom and wife Joann Barnhart, Montgomery, PA; Andy Barnhart, Montgomery, PA; Ben and wife Robin Barnhart, Friendsville, Tenn; John Barnhart, Penhook, VA; and her constant companion, Tootsie. In addition to her husbands, Carrie was preceded in death by one brother, Jim Clark, and one granddaughter, Jasmine Barnhart.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 5, 2016 with Bishop Brian Brinkerhoff officiating.

Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 - 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Montgomery Area Public Library, 1 S. Main Street, Montgomery, PA 17752 .

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

 

Posted: November 3, 2016

Elizabeth E. Berger

Elizabeth E. Berger, 90, of Williamsport, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at the Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation center.

Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation and Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: November 3, 2016




Virginia L. (Bryan) Kauffman

Virginia L. (Bryan) Kauffman, 83, of S. Williamsport, died on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at her residence.

She was married on January 12, 1952 to Melvin W. Kauffman, Jr., who survives, and they have celebrated 64 years of marriage.

Virginia was born in Williamsport on January 19, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Laverne W. and Wilma E. (Cline) Bryan. She was a graduate of South Williamsport Area High School, 1950. Virginia was a dedicated homemaker who was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, S. Williamsport and Ladies Auxiliary Post 617. She enjoyed plays at the Community Theater League, bus trips, watching old movies and spending time with her very special friends in her water aerobics class at the YMCA, but family was the most important.

In addition to her husband Melvin, she is survived by two sons; William L. Kauffman (Donna) of Huntersville, NC and Mark L. Kauffman (Sharon) of Milton, two daughters; Sharon L. Brown (Richard) of Williamsport and Kay L. Stroble (Dave) of S. Williamsport, eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and two sisters; Verna L. Beck of Corning, NY and Joyce R. Miles of Williamsport. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister; Coralee A. Bingaman, one grandson; William L. Kauffman, Jr. and one great-grandson; Case William Budman.

There will be a public viewing 10 – 11 a.m. Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 W. 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will be at 11:00 A.M. The Reverend Mark Brumbaugh will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 409 Main St., South Williamsport, PA 17702.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: November 1, 2016

Paul LaRue Gordner

Paul LaRue Gordner, 85, of Unityville, died Monday, October 31, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center of Danville.

Born September 10, 1931 in Unityville, he is the son of the late Andrew and Blanche (Magargle) Gordner. He married Shirley E. Rupert on August 3, 1974.

Paul was U.S. Army Veteran and was stationed In Germany during The Korean Conflict. Prior to his retirement he worked at Anton Waldman Manufacturing of Hughesville. Paul was a life member of Muncy V.F.W., and the Millville American Legion Post #564. He enjoyed baseball and automobiles.
Surviving in addition to his wife Shirley, is a brother Jay (Naomi) Gordner of Hughesville, and a sister-in-law Mildred Gordner of Lairdsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Elmer E. Gordner and a sister, Catherine Swisher.

In keeping with Paul’s wishes, services will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Unityville.

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

 

Posted: November 1, 2016

Gordon Taylor

Gordon Taylor, 84, of Loyalsock, died on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

He was married to the former Emily D. (Doebler) in 1989, who survives.

Gordon was a veteran with the US Navy and served during the Korean War. He retired after 22 years as Senior Chief Musician. He had also worked at Robert M. Sides Music Center for over 20 years. He was Methodist by faith, member of the Masonic Lodge and Williamsport Consistory. He was assistant conductor and member for the Repasz Band for 35 years. He was also a musician (saxophone player) for many local bands. Music was his life.

In addition to his wife Emily, he is survived by one son; James Taylor of Daytona, FL, one daughter; Connie Bolling of Virginia Beach, VA, three grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother; John Taylor.

There will be a public viewing 2 – 4 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will be held at 4:00 p.m. The Reverend William Pipp will officiate the service. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Repasz Band, 117 West Hills Drive, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

Posted: November 3, 2016




Father Carl L. Dincher, S.J.

Father Carl L. Dincher, S.J. passed away October10, 2016 at the age of 89.

Father Dincher was born September 22, 1927 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He was the son of the late Joseph and Florence Gaus Dincher.

Fr. Dincher entered the Society of Jesus in 1945, and was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1957 in De Nobili College, Pune, India.

Fr. Dincher began his vocation as a missionary in the Jamshedpur Province, India in 1952. He worked in parishes in Jamshedpur, the Chaibasa area, Purulia and Dhanbad. Throughout his mission work he built churches, convents and schools in the areas he served. For several years he worked as rector of DeNobili School and director of branch schools. Later his ministry changed to his work as a retreat preacher and spiritual counselor. Superior and director of the retreat house in Jesu Bhavan, Mango, Fr. Dincher became a popular retreat preacher for priests, religious and laity from throughout India and abroad.

In addition to his parents, Fr. Dincher was preceded in death by two brothers, Louis Dincher and Richard Dincher, and a brother-in-law, Clarence Shurer, Williamsport.

Fr. Dincher is survived by a sister, Barbara Shurer of Williamsport; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jo and Tom Murray of Bradenton, Florida; and sisters-in-law Dottie Dincher and Jane Dincher both of Williamsport.

He was buried in his beloved India. Funeral services were held at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Golmuri, October 13, 2016.

A memorial service will be celebrated Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM at St. Boniface Church,326 Washington Blvd. Williamsport, Pennsylvania followed by a luncheon at St. Lawrence Church, 800 West Central Ave., South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

In Fr. Dincher’s own words, “I have found my happiest days in India were in the villages. I came to love the people there very much and have found that though they were extremely poor, they would share whatever they have. I love the people in India. I get homesick for them. The mission work hasn’t been easy, but it has been a joy.”

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Father Kalahoor ,S.J., c/o Jesuit Mission, 8600 Lasalle Rd., Suite 620, Towson, MD 21286.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: November 1, 2016

David H. Dincher

David H. Dincher, 71, of Hughesville passed away October 30, 2016 at Williamsport Hospital.

Dave was born to Mary (Lorson) and the late Raymond Dincher Sr, on September 2, 1945.

He was a graduate of Montoursville High School, Class of ’63 and was a long time employee of Schnadig Corp. in Montoursville. He loved helping people, working on cars, being outdoors, and spending time with his family, including his two grandchildren, Mark Dincher and Kaylee Parker.

Surviving in addition to his mother Mary, are his wife, Barbara (Barto) Dincher; two children, David Dincher Jr of Wapwallopen and Tammy Parker of Rio Grande, NJ; two brothers, Raymond (Penny) Dincher of Montoursville, and Terry Dincher of Tivoli; six sisters, Connie Holdren of Pennsdale, Cathy Burns, Mary Rakestraw, Karen Wright, Kim Myers, and Denise Sylvis all of Montoursville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Dincher Sr.

He was a great husband, dad, uncle, brother, friend, and he will be greatly missed.

Honoring Dave’s wishes , there will be no services.

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

 

Posted: November 1, 2016

Clifford L. Lyons

Clifford L. Lyons, 58, of Hughesville, died Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Gatehouse.

Born February 20, 1958 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Thelma Lyons. He married former Janice K. George and together they celebrated 25 years of marriage.

Clifford enjoyed Nascar, the Oakland Raiders, and watching his grandson and granddaughter play football and cheer.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Nicole Morris of Hughesville; three sons, Matthew (Justina) Morris of Jersey Shore, Eric Weikle of Muncy, and Daniel Lyons of Hughesville; a brother, Harold "Lester" (Stephanie) Lyons of Hegins; 10 grandchildren; and Missy Dog.

In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Morris; a brother, Wayne Lyons and Harvey Lyons; and Brandy Dog.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

 

Posted: November 1, 2016

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