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Obituaries ~ October 2015
 



Sandra “Sandy” M. (Houseknecht) Bitler

Sandra “Sandy” M. (Houseknecht) Bitler, 68, of Hughesville, died Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center.

Born November 1, 1946 in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Felix and Tosca (Guastini) Houseknecht.

Sandy was a Sullivan County native, and was in the first graduating class of Sullivan County High School, Class of 1964. Sandy was a member of the Hughesville Baptist Church, and was their church organist, choir director, and hand bell director. She loved gardening, traveling, collecting pigs, antiquing, and was a gourd hobbyist. Sandy always put everyone else before her. She also had a tremendous gift of taking something and making it beautiful. Above all she enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter, Rachel and her family.

Surviving are two sons, Russell (Beth) Bitler of Hughesville, and Reagan Bitler of Hanover; a sister, Judy (Marlin) Bitler of Picture Rocks; a brother, Edward (Melody) Houseknecht of Fort Stockton, TX; companion, Thomas Smith of Hughesville; a granddaughter, Rachel Bitler of Hughesville; three nieces, Amy Bitler of Picture Rocks, Lee Bitler of New Cumberland, and Caroline Houseknecht of Narvon, PA.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 3, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Inc., 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Tom Brokaw and Rev. Robert Berger co-officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 2, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Hughesville Baptist Church building fund, 37 N. 3rd St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

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

 

Posted: October 29, 2015

Christina L. Lucas

Christina L. Lucas, 33, of Montgomery, died on Friday, October 23, 2015 at home.

A complete obituary and funeral service will be announced.

Family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made in Christina’s name to West Branch Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 213 West Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: October 30, 2015

 

 




Gail aka “Lucy” Price

Gail aka “Lucy” Price reached out to take the hand of her Lord on October 27, 2015. It was her final ride on the trail to greener pastures. Gail was 66 and celebrated her 12th year of marriage on June 20 to Franklyn A. Price, who survives.

Gail is the daughter of Ann B. Morean of Williamsport. Her father Stanley Barton and her “dad”, Elwood L. Morean, Sr. preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her infant son, Timothy G. Morehart II who was born and died in 1967.

Gail had three additional children who survive her. She loved them all and was proud of their life accomplishments. They are Gregory S. Morehart (Freedom), Owega, NY; Brian K. Morehart (Trisha), Trout Run and Lindsay A. Laylon (Brandon) of Milton. There are 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild also surviving. Gail grew up with her best friend and Sister Judy Schmoldt (Roland) of Florida who survives. The bond between these two sisters was one created only by God. The years, the tears and the pain and joy only brought them closer together. She is also survived by a sister Ranee Eckard (John) and brothers Michael Morean and Elwood L. Morean, Jr. (Kathy) all of Williamsport.

Gail worked at Wundies until 1994 and at Shop-Vac where she retired in 2008. Gail’s hobbies included almost anything involving the outdoors. She absolutely loved horses and had a soft-spot for all animals. She leaves behind her two dogs, Penny and Pee Wee. Gail enjoyed motorcycles, camping, sewing and auctions. Most of all, though, Gail loved her grandchildren! All who knew Gail came in touch with her fiery personality and a zest for life that always made Gail the “life of the party.” She was outspoken, yet caring and was known for her quick 1-liners. (She met her husband using one of them). Family was important to Gail and she continued to instill that in her children and siblings. Gail loved her Lord.

“You’re in the arms of the angels, may you find some comfort there”

Honoring Gail’s wishes there will be no visitation. There will be a celebration of life held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 3:00 PM, New Life Church 1006 Village Rd. Pennsdale with Pastor Robert Lauver officiating. All who knew and loved Gail (Lucy) are welcome to attend.

Food donations will be accepted at the church on Saturday between 2:00-2:30. To help offset extensive medical costs and bills incurred, the family requests that donations in Gail’s memory be mailed to her surviving spouse: Frank A. Price, 528 Ruben Kehrer Rd. Lot 98 Muncy, PA. 17756.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: October 28, 2015

Louise S. Metzger Livengood

Louise S. Metzger Livengood, 96, of Williamsport died Wednesday October 28, 2015 at the Valley View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Montoursville.

Louise was born August 31, 1919, in Mansfield, a daughter of the late Ernest and Mamie (McKay) Smith. In 1943, she married the late Raymond S. Metzger, who died in 1996.

Louise was an active member of State Road United Methodist Church. She graduated from Mansfield High School and the former Mansfield State Teachers College. She began her teaching career, in 1940 at the State Road one room school house and finished her career, 29 years later at the former Round Hills Elementary School. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Chapter 2-078 PA and the Bottle Run Homemakers Organization. She enjoyed sewing, basket weaving and wheat-weaving.

She is survived by the following children, Jerry R. (Nancy) Metzger, Ormand Beach, FL, Carolyn L. (Rev. Galen) Menne, Bowie, MD, Chris A. (Carol) Metzger, Linden and Mark N. (Susan) Metzger, Linden; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and two sisters, Alene (Paul Carroll, Bracey, VA and Alice (Jack) Bastian, Corning, NY and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband of 53 years, Louise was preceded in death by her second husband, Ralph Livengood and four brothers.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Louise, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the State Road United Methodist Church, 6738 Daugherty’s Run Road, Linden by Rev. Dr. S. David Simon.

The interment will be in the State Road Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church, Saturday from 10 a.m. till the time of service. Because Louise took pride in teaching so many children to read, memorial contributions may be made to the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. 4th St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the State Road United Methodist Church, 2055 State Route 973W, Cogan Station, PA 17728.

 

Posted: October 29, 2015

Constance L. “Connie” Rall

Constance L. “Connie” Rall, 79, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born May 11, 1936 in St. Mary’s, PA the daughter of John and Geraldine Haviland Thompson.

Connie enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening and her dogs. She was predeceased by her parents and by her husband, Seymour “Peanut” Rall, III.

Connie is survived by her son, Seymour “Skip” Rall, IV; her daughters, Debbie L. (Roger) Miller, Cathy (John Copen), and Jill Rall, all of Williamsport; brother, Richard Thompson of Montoursville; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Saturday morning at the funeral home from 10 – 11:00 a.m.

 

Posted: October 29, 2015




William P. Steck

William P. Steck, 89, of Williamsport died Sunday, October 25, 2015 at ManorCare Health Services.

Born October 14, 1926 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Paul A. and Margauret M. Daly Steck.

William was a 1944 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was the owner and operator of W.P. Steck Rewind Service, Inc. William was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his children, Timothy (Carol) Steck of Williamsport and Patricia (Dale) Steck of Yorba Linda, CA, a sister Mary (Lavern) Fields of Gulf Breeze, FL and nieces and nephews, Janet, Linda, Russ, Lee, and Rob.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Ann M. Steck.

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

Memorial contributions may be made in William’s name to St. Anthony’s Center, 125 East Willow Street, Williamsport, PA 17701

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 28, 2015

Russell W. Schaeffer

Russell W. Schaeffer, 92, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 at the Gatehouse. 

Burial will be in Marvin Cemetery, Luzerne Co.  Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: October 28, 2015

A. Jane Maltby

A. Jane Maltby, 94, of 1900 Ravine Rd., Williamsport, passed away Monday, October 26, 2015 at the Williamsport Home.

She was born May 27, 1921 in South Williamsport a daughter of James A. “Abe” and Eva E. Kimble Young.

Jane attended Messiah Lutheran Church and was a graduate of South Williamsport High School. After graduation she worked as a legal secretary for a local law firm for many years. Jane enjoyed traveling with her husband, Joseph A. Maltby, II with whom she shared a love for the outdoors. They both enjoyed an interest in hunting, fishing; horseback riding, and gardening around their home in Oregon. She was very loyal to her family and enjoyed family gatherings.

She was predeceased by her husband, step daughter, Joanne Gallagher, sister, Betty Pavlick and brother, Max Young.

She is survived by her brothers, Dale W. Young of Williamsport, and Ned L. Young, Sr. of State College; step children, Katherine Nelson, Valerie Chagnon, step grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

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

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

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: October 28, 2015




Elizabeth L. “Betty” Shaffer

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Shaffer, 82, of Dushore, died Monday, October 26, 2015 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was the wife of Ronald C. Shaffer who died March, 30, 2009. They were married in June of 1959.

Born October 26, 1933, at Kinsley Corners, Sullivan County, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Lucy (Cilvick) Kinsley. Betty was a 1952 graduate of Cherry Township High School, and a 1956 graduate of Mansfield Teachers College, now Mansfield University. She taught home economics at schools in Madera, PA and Sonestown, PA. She also ran the Tally Ho Restaurant for several years. Betty was active in the community including Girl Scouts, and volunteered at the Sullivan County Library and the Sullivan County Food Pantry. She was a member of the Turnpike Ladies Red Hats, and was active with Relay for Life and many church functions. She enjoyed reading and was known for piano and painting lessons.

Surviving is a son, Ronald C. (Candella) Shaffer of Dushore; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Jerry) Springer of Mildred; four grandchildren, David (Laura) Shafer, Amber (Tim Fox) Shafer, Brandi (James Hunley) Shafer, Rachael Shaffer; four great grandchildren; a brother, Bernard Kinsley; four sisters, Catherine Saxer, Beverly Richards, Jean Zeigler, and Wanda Manoogian. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother Gerald Kinsley, and a sister Dorothy Gilroy. A graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at East Forks Union Cemetery, Warburton Hill Road, Overton, PA, with Pastor Phyllis Pelletier who will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s name to the Sullivan County Library, 206 Center Street, Dushore, PA 18614, or to the Sullivan County Food Pantry, 116 Carpenter Street, Dushore, PA, 18614.

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

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

 

Posted: October 28, 2015

Arlene M. Peterman

Arlene M. Peterman, 86, of Picture Rocks and Muncy, passed away October 26, 2015 at the Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center,Muncy, following a lengthy illness.

She was born December 22, 1928 in Muncy to the late George B. and Hazel I. (Sherwood) Craig.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Larry C. Peterman; her son, Lewis C. (Louise Clark) Peterman of Stamford, CT; two sisters, Janice E. English and Doris J. Holmes.

In addition to her parents, Arlene was predeceased by her brothers, Dale A. Craig and Gary L. Craig.

Arlene and Larry dated for four years, during which time, she waited for Larry through two tours in the Army before they married on February 6, 1951. Their relationship lasted for 68 years.

She was a lifelong member of the Muncy Baptist Church and Sonestown Legion Auxiliary.

Arlene was a member of the graduating class of 1946 from Muncy High School. She worked at Weldons, Glamorise, Montgomery Mills, and then as a housewife selling Avon from 1974 to 2012. Arlene was noted for her home canning, cooking, sewing, embroidering, and devotion to her family.

The funeral will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, October 31, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Robert Rice, pastor of the Muncy Baptist Church conducting the funeral service. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery, Nordmont.

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

 

 

Posted: October 28, 2015

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Crockett

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Crockett, 87, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center. She was born April 28, 1928 in Williamsport a daughter of William and Dorothy Slack Shade.

Betty was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and its knitting group.

She is survived by her husband of 28 years, James E. Crockett; her son, Jim Graham; daughters, Elizabeth M. “Betsy” Williams, Nancy Ackerman, and Susan Reed. She is also survived by her brothers, Bob and Bill Shade; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

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

 

Posted: October 28, 2015




Jerome James “Jerry” Pasukinis

Jerome James “Jerry” Pasukinis, 90, of Cogan Station, died Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Surviving is his wife Dorothy C. (Kozoloski) Pasukinis, with whom they celebrated 69 years of marriage on September 7th.

Born April 12, 1925, in Shamokin, he was a son of Vincent and Mary (Golden) Pasukinis.
Jerry attended Coal Township High School. He was a World War II Navy Veteran. After his service in the military he was a truck driver for Eastern Express Company and retired from Delmot Motor Express.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and a lifelong member of the Moose Lodge. Jerry was a master woodworker and craftsman. He was an avid gardener, hunter, boater, and fisherman. Jerry loved going on hunting trips to LeRoy Mountain in Canton with his son and grandsons.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Deborah A. Smith (Scott), of South Williamsport, Kathleen P. Webster (Jefferey), of Hughesville, and Michael J. Pasukinis, of Cogan Station, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, five sisters.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m., Friday, October 30 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth Street, Williamsport with the Rev. Brian F. VanFossen officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jerome’s name to Susquehanna Heath Foundation c/o Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice or the Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: October 27, 2015

Dewey E. Chestnut

Dewey E. Chestnut, 64, of Unityville, died Monday, October 26, 2015 in the home that he was born in, surrounded by his family.

Born April 6, 1951 in Unityville, he was a son of the late Paul H. and Evelyn Mae (Houseknecht) Chestnut. He married the former, Patricia A. O'Dell, and together they celebrated 46 years of marriage on June 14, 2015.

Dewey loved farming, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Surviving, in addition to his wife are four children, Tammy Lynn (Randy) Swisher of Benton, Bobbi Jo Chestnut of Millville, Wendy Lou (Eric) Barto of Hughesville, and Dewey "Boug" Chestnut Jr of Unityville; a sister: Marlene Jordan of Unityville; nine grandchildren, Cory (Annie) Robbins of OK, Samantha Robbins of Trevorton, Kelsie (Trevor) Houseknecht of Bremerton, WA, Steven, Isaac, and Alec Barto all of Hughesville, Izabella, Gracie, and Josie Chestnut all of Unityville; two step-grandchildren, Travis and Tyler Swisher, both of Benton; three great grandchildren, Ellah and Paislee Houseknecht, and Patience Robbins; and his beloved dog, Benny.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, “the famous’ Boyd Chestnut.

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

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

 

Posted: October 28, 2015

Arden “Joe” Houser Jr.

Arden “Joe” Houser Jr, 72, of New Albany, formerly of Levittown, died Sunday, October 25, 2015.

Born February 16, 1943 in Baltimore, MD, he was a son of the late Arden and Nancy (Johnson) Houser Sr. He married the former, Alice V.Hungerbuhler, and together they would have celebrated on 48 years of marriage on November 16, 2015.

Joe served in the Army National Guard. He enjoyed hunting and Boy Scouts, and was actively involved in Troop 121 BSA, in Levittown.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Scott (Leslie) Houser; three sisters, Nancy Houser, Patricia O'Neill, and Ann Marie McGowan; four grandchildren, John (Linnsie), Tyler, Zachary, and Matthew Houser; three great grandchildren, Evan Houser, McKennsie Compton, and Kiley Houser; two nieces, Megan and Erin O'Neill; three nephews, Jared, and Jack McGowan, and Paul Pivovarnik; and a great nephew, Dylan. Also his close friends Wilson Drews (Sharon) Tom Gilfoy (Diana), Mikey T., Deb Carter and his newest special friend Christina Brambilla.

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

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

 

Posted: October 28, 2015




Bertha M. Lebert

Bertha M. Lebert, 71, of Nittany Valley Dr., Lamar passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015 at home.

She was born in Lock Haven on August 14, 1944 the daughter of the late Harry and Edna Confer George.

Bertha was a graduate of Lock Haven High School.

On October 6, 1967 in Williamsport she married David L. Lebert, who survives.

Bertha loved being with her cats, knitting and doing puzzles.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Diane M. Benner of New Jersey and Christine (Clarence) Shaffer of Lamar; a son, David L. (Melinda) Lebert of Mill Hall; a brother, Edward George of Lock Haven; a sister, Nancy (Ron) Flook of Avis; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Bertha was preceded in death by a brother, Charles George.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Rev. Donald Grant officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

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

 

Posted: October 26, 2015

Gary E. Sweeley

Gary E. Sweeley, 69, of Park Ave., Lock Haven, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Susque-View Home, Lock Haven.

He was born in Lock Haven on July 5, 1946 the son of Richard “Dick” Sweeley who survives in Lock Haven and the late Elizabeth Lovette Sweeley.

Gary was a 1967 graduate of Bald Eagle Nittany High School.

Gary worked at Hope Enterprise for several years.

He was an avid sports fan, especially of Penn State Football.

In addition to his father, Gary is survived by his aunt and uncle, Don and Zetta Sweeley of Mill Hall; a brother-in-law, Bill McKenna of Florida; a nephew, Beau Warren of New York; a niece, Kelbey Warren of Florida; three cousins, Paul (Sue) Welch of Lock Haven, Cindy (Frank) Janerella of Avis, and Lexie Warren of Florida; and a special caretaker, Kathy Durkin.

In addition to his mother, Gary was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara S. McKenna.


A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 11a.m. at Rest Haven Memorial Park, 47 Rest Haven Dr., Lock Haven, Pa 17745 with Pastor Dennis Callahan officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Susque-View Home, Inc.

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

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

 

Posted: October 26, 2015

Louella F. “Jackie” McKeag

Louella F. “Jackie” McKeag, 88, of 1983 Poco Farm Rd., Williamsport, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born July 22, 1927 in Trout Run, a daughter of William A. and Mabel Clayton Geiger.

Jackie retired from the Williamsport Hospital. She was a member of the Living Church, enjoyed sewing classes, reading, and bird watching.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harry L. McKeag, and two sisters, Mary Fullmer and Hazel Ritter.

Jackie is survived by her son, David L. (Alice) McKeag of Williamsport; daughters, Joyce (Dean) Loudenslager of Williamsport, Wanda J. (Joel) Reid of Williamsport, Emily J. (Don) McElheny of Hughesville, ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the Greenview Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 1955 Warrensville Rd., Montoursville. Friends will be received Saturday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will be private in Edgewood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to either: Greenview Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, or to Susquehanna Home Health and Hospice, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: October 26, 2015




Donald M. “Don” Phillips

Donald M. “Don” Phillips, 75, of Pennsdale, died Friday, October 23, 2015 at home.

Born October 18, 1940 in Williamsport, he is the son of the late J. Monroe "Doc" and Mary Ida (Croman) Phillips. He married Barbara A. Elliott on December 24, 1959.

Don retired as an assembly man 2002 from Anditz, formerly Sprout-Waldron, Muncy, PA.

He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Hughesville, life member of Muncy Twp. Volunteer Fire Company, the Moose Lodge, Milton, and the Quarter Century Club at Sprout-Waldron. Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife Barbara is a daughter, Christine E. (Joseph) Baur of Hughesville; a son, David M. (Lisa) Phillips of Lancaster; four Grandchildren, Kyle Wagner, Zachary Phillips, Emily Russell, and Jacob Russell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandchild, baby Wagner, and sisters, Alice Hilner, Beatrice Martin, Evelyn Ritter and Hilda Ritter.

A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. on Monday, October 26, at Bethany United Methodist Church, 113 S. Second Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Jane O’Borsky officiating.

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Monday, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church, one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donald’s name to Bethany United Methodist Church, 113 S. Second Street, Hughesville, PA 17737.

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

 

Posted: October 26, 2015

Edward J. Biddle

Edward J. Biddle, 85, of Beech Creek Ave., Mill Hall, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015 at his home.

Ed was born in Smalton, Pa on May 24, 1930, the son of the late John David and Helen Meeker Biddle.

He worked as a Crane Operator for Cerro Metal Products of Bellefonte until his retirement.
On November 24, 1966 at the Mill Hall United Methodist Church, Ed married the former Kathryn A. Probst, who survives.

He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953.
Ed loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with children.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Edward “Joe” (Judy) Biddle of Mill Hall; two brothers, Phillip (Alice) Biddle of Beaver Falls and Joseph (Ellen) Biddle of Freedom; three sisters, Shirley Tenerilla of Mill Hall, Marge (Dave) Dugan of Elwood City and Evelyn Kline of Beaver Falls; three grandchildren, Amber Louise, Edward “Joey, Jr.,” and Amanda Lynn Biddle; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by four brothers, William, Robert, James and Clayton Biddle; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Earl and Madolyn Probst; a brother-in-law, Thomas Probst; and a nephew, Benjy Probst.

A Funeral Service with Military Honors will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 3p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Rev. Mark Riley officiating.

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

Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Clinton County Women’s Center.

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

 

Posted: October 26, 2015

 

Barbara S. Bressler

Barbara S. Bressler, 94, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center.

She was born on April 1, 1921 in Coatesville, PA and was the daughter of Clarence and Juno Mae Dietrick Slocum. Barbara and her late husband, James P. Bressler, were married on December 8, 1945.

Barbara graduated from both Coatesville High School and Kutztown University. She was a member of Faith Alliance Church. In her earlier years, she volunteered with the American Red Cross Bloodmobile and loved to spend time outdoors and traveling with her husband. She was an avid reader, loved cats and enjoyed tending plants and flowers. Most of all, she enjoyed visits and chatting with family, friends and her caregivers.

Everyone who had the privilege of knowing Barbara will miss her kind heart and smile.
She is survived by her niece, Linda Campbell, a nephew, Francis Slocum, both of Omaha, Nebraska, as well as several nieces and nephews on her late husband’s side of the family. She was predeceased by her husband James on July 8, 2014, her parents and a brother, Francis E. Slocum.

A graveside service will be held at Twin Hills Memorial Park on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 1:00 PM.

The family will provide flowers and suggests that memorial contributions in Barbara’s name be made to Valley View Nursing Center 2140 Warrensville Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754.

 

Posted: October 26, 2015




Peter R. White, Jr.

Peter R. White, Jr., 49, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in Williamsport.

Born September 10, 1966 in Erie, he was a son of Peter R. Sr. and Bonnie (Martin) White of Williamsport.

Peter was a 1984 graduate of Williamsport High School, where he graduated as valedictorian of his class. He helped lead the Millionaires to the PA State Basketball Championship and was awarded PA Academic All American and PA Basketball First Team All State. He received a BA in Economics from Yale in 1988. While at Yale he was an Academic All American and set the all-time Ivy League assist record which he held for 15 years. He earned a J.D. from Georgetown Law School in 1990.

Peter was co-owner and assistant director of the Keystone State Basketball Camp. He loved coaching his sons’ sports teams and the Williamsport Millionaires. He was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He often said “Born a Steeler and became a Millionaire”

Surviving in addition to his parents, are his wife Ana Gonzalez-White, four sons Salvatore, Giancarlo, Santino, and Giovanni, two sisters Natalie White (Rhonda Robb) of Seattle, WA and Dina Henry (Jeremiah) of Lancaster, a brother Tony White (Theresa) of Williamsport, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth St. Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

Memorial donations in Peter’s name may be made to the National Stroke Association 9707 East Easter Lane Suite B Centennial, CO 80112 or National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of PA 2149 N 2nd St. Harrisburg, PA 17110-1005

e-condolences may be made at www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 22, 2015

Stephanie Anne McCracken

Stephanie Anne McCracken, 46, of Williamsport, passed away at home on Oct. 19, 2015.

Stephanie was born on November 27, 1968 in Rochester, N.Y., the daughter of Steve A. Malizia and Margaret Agostinelli Malizia.

She graduated from Penn College as a licensed practical nurse and had worked in home health care for the majority of her career.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Charles of Jersey Shore; daughter, Macenzie L. Malizia; son, Milo Z. McCracken both at home; and brother, Nick A. Malizia of Glen Burnie, Md.

At Stephanie’s request there will be no visitation or funeral service.

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

 

Posted: October 22, 2015

Beverly J. Crawford

Beverly J. Crawford, 63, a resident of Hughesville, PA, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015 at her residence. Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Saturday, August 9, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Rebecca L. (Giltner) Crawford.

Bev was employed as a sales associate by the former Value City at the Lycoming Mall. She had formerly been employed by Weis Markets at Hughesville and Lending Textiles at Montgomery.

She was very proud of the fact that she had been a tractor trailer driver. Bev enjoyed sitting with friends on her porch, cooking, watching TV, vacationing at Black Lake , NY, fishing, reading and crossword puzzles. She was a participant in the Tri-Town Relay for Life at Hughesville.

She is survived by two children, Richard E. Crawford, Athens, GA; Tressey Lee Crawford and partner Donna Smith, Hughesville, PA; two brothers, Rich Crawford, Lock Haven, PA; William and wife Marybeth Crawford, Hughesville, PA. In addition to her parents. Beverly was preceded in death by two brothers, Stephen G. Crawford and Terry Crawford and one sister, Carrie Crawford.

At Bev's request, there will be an outdoor memorial service to be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Sun Home Health Services, Inc./SUN Home Hospice, 61 Duke Street, P.O. Box 232, Northumberland, PA , or to the American Cancer Society, East Central Division, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701-3945. 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: October 23, 2015




John W. “Jim” McCollum, Jr.

John W. “Jim” McCollum, Jr., 88, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Sarah L. (Myers) McCollum, on January 12, 2001.

Born February 16, 1927 in Williamsport, he was a son of John W. and Alda (Wetzel) MacCollum, Sr.

Jim was a Navy Veteran of WWII. He retired from AVCO-Lycoming. He was a member of Heshbon Park United Methodist Church. He was a lifetime member of the Jersey Shore Elks Lodge #1057. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling, traveling, and spending his winters in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Surviving are two sons, Richard A. “Mac” McCollum (Teresa) of Williamsport, and John W. McCollum, III (Deborah), of Linden, six grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a son, Terry W. McCollum.

A funeral service to honor the life of John will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26 at Knight-Confer Funeral home 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport, with the Rev. Robert G. Wallace officiating.

Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be made to Heshbon Park U.M.C. 2898 Heshbon Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: October 20, 2015

Paul M. Walison

Paul M. Walison, 67, of River St., Lock Haven passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at his home.

Born on August 19, 1948 in Biddeford, Maine, he was the son of the late Joseph E. and Catherine Ruch Walison.

Paul was a 1966 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School and a 1970 graduate of Lock Haven State College.

He was the advertising manager of the Lock Haven Express prior to opening and running the Walison All State Insurance Agency.

On June 10, 1995 he married the former Sherri Decker who survives.

Paul was an active member and participant of the East Main Street United Methodist Church.

He was Past President of the Millbrook Playhouse. Paul also served on the Lock Haven University Alumni Association, was a trustee with the Lock Haven Elks, volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America Troop 46, and was a member of the Board of Directors of M&T Bank.

Paul held his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying. He was also an avid reader.

Paul loved to take his son, Morgan, fishing and never missed the first day of trout season.

In addition to his wife, Sherri, he is survived by a son, Morgan J. Walison of Lock Haven; two daughters, Chrissi M. (Tom) Mueller of Pittsburgh and Erica L. (Ian) Warner of Mill Hall; and three grandchildren: Cole and Aiden Mueller and Ainsley McCloskey.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, October 23, 2015 at the East Main Street United Methodist Church, 507 E. Main St., Lock Haven with the Rev. Bruce Wallace officiating. An Elk’s Service will begin at 6:30 P.M. with the Memorial Service following.

Friends and family will be received at the church on Friday from 5:30 until 6:30 P.M.

Memorial contributions may be made to either Faith Church- United Methodist or Millbrook Playhouse through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: October 21, 2015

John L. “Jack” Bruno

John L. “Jack” Bruno of Renovo passed away Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Bucktail Medical Center, Renovo.

Born in Renovo on May 25, 1932, he was the son of the late Louis R. and Anna (Redis) Bruno.
Jack graduated from Renovo High School in 1950.

He worked as an apprentice in the PRR Shops before enlisting in the United State Air Force. John served in Guam in the 13th Vehicle Reconstruction Squad.

After leaving the service, he attended St. Francis College in Loretta, Pa and graduated from California State College in California, Pa.

His career as an Industrial Arts teacher began in Glen Rock and Lock Haven before coming to Renovo/Bucktail High School in 1964. He loved his work and his students. He retired in 1982.

Jack’s goal in life was to see the improvement of his communities and started the P.R.R. organization which is taking on projects he envisioned. He was a dedicated hospital board member at the Bucktail Medical Center and a former South Renovo Borough Council President.
Jack was a great letter writer.

He loved the outdoors, especially the family camp in Kettle Creek.

Jack was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Renovo.

He was also a member of the Western Clinton County and Kettle Creek/ Tamarack Sportsman’s Associations, the Lock Haven American Legion, and the Renovo Son’s of Italy.

Surviving is his sister, Joan Sauter of Olean, NY; a number of nieces and nephews; a special nephew, Andy Sauter; numerous cousins; and a special lady friend, Sally Vroman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Frances Sell; and a brother Donato “Donnie” Bruno.

Jack’s warm personality and his ability to make friends will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A Memorial Mass will be announced upon completion.

Burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery will take place at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Bucktail Medical Center Memorial Fund or a charity of your choice.

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: October 23, 2015




Mary K. Caputo

Mary K. Caputo, 72, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Rose View Center.

Born January 4, 1943, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Theodore E. Snyder and Kathryn W. (Hoover) Snyder.

Mary was a graduate of South Williamsport High School.

Mary worked as a Chiropractic Assistant for Dr. David Wascher, D.C. for many years and then retired from The Williamsport Home, Domestic Services Division. She served as the secretary for the recreational group The Ladies Club for North Sight Services. She was a devout Christian, and would often remark that Jesus was her best friend. She also enjoyed working on puzzles and reading.

Surviving are two daughters, Gia M. (Caputo) McKinley, and Terri L. (Caputo) Gallup, and grandchildren Ashlee Caputo, Atom Gallup, Lauren McKinley and Anna Gallup.

A funeral service to honor the life of Mary will be held 8 p.m., Friday October 23 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport with Pastor Eric Hartshaw officiating. A viewing will be held from 7 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Burial will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, October 24 in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.
In lieu of flowers, any memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be made to The North Central Sight Services, 2121 Reach Rd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: October 20, 2015

Cheryl Ann (Williams) Walter

Cheryl Ann (Williams) Walter, 61, of Milton, earned her angel wings on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

Cheryl Ann was born in Fountain Springs, Pa at the Ashland State General Hospital on a snowy day March 5th, 1954, 1st child of Jack and Ruth (Ramberger) Williams. Her mother had to stay in the hospital for 5 days, and never forgave her for that! Baby Cheryl then went to Girardville, Pa so her mom could stay with Cheryl’s Grandparents for a while. She went home to live in Lykens, Pa. and wait for her brothers and sister to be born at the Lentz Hospital in Lykens. She moved to Milton when she was in the 4th grade at the age of 9. She attended Millward Elementary School on Center Street in Milton. She then moved on to the Milton Junior High School on Turbot Avenue, and eventually attended Milton Senior High School on Mahoning Street, graduating with the class of 1972. After graduation, Cheryl returned to the Ashland State General Hospital to attend the Ashland State General Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in1975 as an RN.

On June 15th, 1975, Cheryl started her nursing career at the Evangelical Community Hospital. Prior to beginning a career as a nurse, she volunteered as a candy striper. She started on the Medical-Surgical floor, and after completion of the ICU/CCU course at Geisinger Medical Center, worked ICCU for 11 years. After completion of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Course in Harrisburg, with instructor Pat Comoss, she worked in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at the Evangelical Community Hospital. She was nominated for the Nightingale Award for the state of PA from Evan hospital as well as named a Spotlight Nurse. As a Spotlight Nurse she was featured on billboards along route 15 and at the Susquehanna Valley Mall as well as in the newspapers. She spoke for National Nurses’ Day at Geisinger Medical Center and Wyoming Valley Medical Center. She participated in the Clinical Ladder Program at the hospital and was certified in Cardiac Rehabilitation as a Board Certified Cardiovascular Nurse.

Cheryl married Thomas Snyder in December of 1975 and was blessed with two children, Stephanie and Christopher. She was divorced in 1992 and married Allen Walter on 9/7/97. (So he wouldn’t forget the anniversary). She loved as her own, Al’s daughter Amy. Christopher married Heather Platt in 2002 and Stephanie married June Fisher in 2008. Amy married Darven Gebhart in 2010. She and Al were blessed with four grandchildren; Jacob, Mathew, Eli and Sara. Cheryl’s family was her greatest joy!

She was able to be involved in many activities in her lifetime. She served in many capacities, because serving was a gift God gave her. She volunteered in various capacities as her children were involved in many activities such as Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts, Milton Swim Team, Soccer Mom, Field Hockey Mom, and as a Sunday School Teacher.

She was president of the Milton Ambulance as a life member of the Fifth Ward Hose Company. She was the second female accepted in the fire company. She earned the Irvin Diehl award from the Fifth Ward Hose Company. She was also a member of the William Cameron Engine Company, Lewisburg, and taught Emergency Medical Technician Classes, seeing her students go on to serve their communities and save lives! She received the Ambulance Attendant of the Year in 2008. She volunteered in her community as an Emergency Medical Technician. Cheryl volunteered in different capacities as a member of the Susquehanna Emergency Health Services Council, as her father, Jack Williams had done. She served as an EMT evaluator/instructor for Harrisburg Area Community College, and state evaluator for the SEHSC. She earned the Jack Williams Award from the SEHSC. Cheryl was Nurse of the Year and traveled to Harrisburg to receive the award from then Governor Casey. She sang in the Pop’s Concert for the Milton Harvest Festival. She was an advisor for the Harvest Festival Princess Pageant. Cheryl volunteered at the Creation Festival as an RN/EMT. She became the first coordinator and helped found the Susquehanna Valley Critical Incident Stress Management Team. The team included 8 counties in central Pa and responded to critical incidents involving other emergency responders. In this capacity, she taught at the state level at the EMS seminars, took continuous training and was blessed with knowing the best volunteers in the world. She also incorporated the CISM team into the Evangelical Community Hospital. She helped found the new Evan Team, EVAN Cares. At the hospital, Cheryl taught CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support as well as classes on Healthy Hearts, Compassion Fatigue (as a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator) and Death Notification. She was an instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Management Corporation, Inc. for Peer Support and Group Crisis Interventions. She was a member, board member and then president of the Tri-State Society for the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and the National AACVPR, where she was a member of the national education committee.

She loved her church family at the 1st Baptist Church in Milton, Pa. She served as Service Ministry Coordinator on church council for many years, taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and loved to serve as well as sing to her Lord and Savior, Jesus!

Cheryl brought her love of the Lord to life by serving as a short term medical missionary to Honduras for two years, to Missouri at the Child Evangelism Fellowship, CEF, to Guatemala for three years, and to Nicaragua. She also served at Ground Hero after 9/11 in New York City as a crisis counselor. There is no greater blessing than to bring someone to the Lord and to bring a cup of cold water to someone in need.

She is survived by her husband Allen Walter of Milton, daughter Stephanie and spouse, June of Exton PA, son Christopher, spouse Heather and grandchildren Jacob, Mathew, Eli, and Sara of Mechanicsburg PA, and daughter Amy and spouse Darven of Hanover PA. She is also survived by her siblings, John and spouse Karen, Pam and spouse Mark, Dale and spouse Vickie, Tom and spouse Allison as well as their mother, Ruth Williams. She will see them again and will be waiting at the gates of Heaven to welcome them to a much better place.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Williams, nephew Tommy and her Grandparents but she will see them and all of you who “love the Lord” in Heaven.

Life shouldn’t be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but, rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used-up, totally worn out, and loudly shouting, “Wow! What a ride! Thank You, Lord!”

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MC Credit Union, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg PA, 17837 (Cheryl Walter Memorial Fund) or to the First Baptist Church, 316 Golf Course Rd, Milton PA, 17847. The collected monies will be used to honor Cheryl’s memory through a charitable donation to her church and to set up a scholarship fund for the educational expenses of a future cardiac rehab nurse.

A public viewing will be held 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the First Baptist Church, 316 Golf Course Road, Milton and again from 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Sunday, October 25, 2015, followed by the funeral at 3:00p.m. with the Reverend Jamie Dries officiating. Arrangements are being handled by The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Home, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

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Posted: October 20, 2015

Kylene A. Bower

Kylene A. Bower, 49, of Trout Run, Cogan House Twp., died Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at home surrounded by her family.

Born October 20, 1966 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Richard L. and Ina Rae (Dawes) Kyle, Sr.

Kylene was a 1984 graduate of Williamsport High School. She had worked for the U.S. Post office for 16 years as a rural route mail carrier, mostly in northern Lycoming County. She was a 16 year member of the National Rural Letter Carrier Association. Kylene enjoyed shooting pool and had been in the Williamsport Women’s Pool League for many years. She enjoyed gardening and flowers, especially sunflowers, and feeding and watching birds. She was a great cook, baker, and loved anything that had to do with Snoopy.

Surviving in addition to her mother of Trout Run, are her husband Aaron H. Bower who she married May 25, 1996, four children Chance N. Katz (Angela), Cierra N. Katz, Cassidy N. Bower, and Cheyenne N. Bower all of Trout Run, a step-daughter Brittany L. Frantz of Chula Vista, CA, two grandsons Austin Best and Solomon Katz, a sister Olive L. Erb (Lester) of Williamsport, and two brothers Andrew F. Kyle (Nancy) of Palm Coast, FL and Richard L. Kyle, Jr. (Angela) of Jersey Shore.

A funeral service to honor the life of Kylene will be held 10 a.m. Friday, October 23, at Trout Run United Methodist Church 78 Creamery Road Trout Run, with Pastor Adam W. Miller officiating. Burial will be held in Trout Run Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 -8 p.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

Memorial contributions in Kylene’s name may be made to the Trout Run Fire Hall 241 State Rte. 14 Trout Run, PA 17771.

E-condolences may be made at www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 20, 2015




John W. Waggett

John W. Waggett, 93, of Montoursville, died Sunday, October 18, 2015, at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born February 5, 1922 in DuBois, he was a son of the late John H. and Hazel L. Troan Waggett. He and his wife, the former Mildred R. Shaffer, celebrated 67 years of marriage on February 5, 2015.

He graduated from Sandy Township High School, DuBois, Class of 1938. John then entered into a four year apprenticeship with the B&O Railroad, which was interrupted by World War II. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942, and served as a Machinist Mate First Class aboard the USS Bennington CD 20, an Essex Class Carrier until his honorable discharge in 1946.

After the Battle of Okinawa and Iwo Jima, he ended up at Tokyo Bay where he witnessed the signing of the Armistice by Mac Arthur and the Emperor of Japan aboard the USS Missouri.

After his discharge, John continued his education at DUC, DuBois, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, and Rider College, Trenton, NJ.

He was employed by the B&O, DuBois, for six years, and then relocated to Yardley, where he was employed by U.S. Steel for 35 years, retiring in 1986.

John was a past member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church and past president of the Council of Churches in Trenton, NJ. He was a Master Mason of Mercer Lodge No. 50, F. & A. M. in Trenton, NJ for over 55 years. He was a member of the Consistory and Crescent Shrine in Trenton, NJ, past director of the Royal Order of Jesters at Crescent Court 64 of New Jersey, a member of the Kashino Klub in AZ, a Life Member of BPOE 2023, Morrisville, and the American Legion and VFW.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, October 22, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Tim Hartzell officiating. Burial will follow in Morningside Cemetery, DuBois. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.loveshriners.org.

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

 

Posted: October 20, 2015

Sharon L. Steele

Sharon L. Steele, 66, of Muncy, died Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at her home.

Born June 14, 1949 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Howard G. and Gail M. Winters Wadley. She and her husband, John R. Steele Jr., celebrated 46 years of marriage on August 1, 2015.

Sharon was a graduate of Williamsport High School, Class of 1969, and was a stay at home mom, who raised five children. She attended Bethel United Methodist Church, Montoursville, and was a member of Muncy Valley Moose and a former member of the Williamsport Moose. Sharon enjoyed ceramics, knitting, crocheting, cooking, and Western movies. She also enjoyed Civil War History, taking train rides, listening to Oldies music, and above all, spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are four sons, David (Cammie) Steele of Montoursville, Steve (Lisa) Steele of Hughesville, Scott (Rose) Steele of Unityville, and Jim (Darlene) Steele of Hughesville; a daughter, Shannon (Richard) Shelly of Milton; three brothers, Mike (Connie) Hamilton of Montoursville, Fred (Yvonne) Wadley of Virginia Beach, and David (Teha) Winters of Carlisle; a sister, Doris Wadley of Muncy; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Wadley.

A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, October 31, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Richard M. Barner officiating. Friends may call from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 31, at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Gatehouse at www.susquehannahealth.org or the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

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

 

Posted: October 20, 2015

William Jack (Big Red) Sherman

William Jack (Big Red) Sherman, 79, a resident of Heatherbrook Estates, Muncy, formerly of Montgomery, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at his residence.

Born in Mansfield, Tioga County, PA, on Friday, October 16, 1936, he was the son of the late Harland and Genevieve (Hager) Sherman.

Bill was the husband of Sally A. (Koziol) Sherman with whom he celebrated a 51st wedding anniversary on June 6, 2015.

He was a graduate of Mansfield High School and a 1958 graduate of Mansfield University. Big Red was employed as an American government and history teacher by the Montgomery School District for 32 years, retiring in 1992.

Bill was a member of the Church of the Resurrection at Muncy. In his younger years Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and cruises. Bill was involved in Pop Warner football, AYSO soccer and coached Junior and Senior basketball. He enjoyed watching his granddaughters play soccer and hanging out with his friends at the Station House.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, William Mike and wife Samantha Sherman, Picture Rocks; Shannon Baumer and Steve Dunkle, Montgomery; five granddaughters, Abby; Elly; Maddy; Mercedes; Mia; one sister, Yavonne and husband John Conrad, Montoursville. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Sherman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, October 23, 2015 with Reverend Glenn McCreary officiating. Interment will be at convenience of the family. Friends may call on Friday from 9:00 - 11:00 A.M. at the church. The family will provide the flowers.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Resurrection Mortgage Fund, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, PA 17756 or to the Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: October 20, 2015




Malcolm E. "Mack" Kramer, Sr.

Malcolm E. "Mack" Kramer, Sr., 59, of Ridge Rd., Mill Hall passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born in Lock Haven on June 23, 1956, he was the son of the late Wilbur H. Kramer and Nora Dullen Kramer who survives in Mill Hall.

On November 10, 1979 he married the former Linda Workman with whom he celebrated 35 years of marriage.

Mack was employed as a mason by Jack Workman, Snyder's Construction, and most recently Saier's Construction.

He enjoyed woodworking, farming, gardening, hunting, and butchering.

Mack was influential in his grandchildren's participation in 4-H.

If he saw anyone in need, Mack was sure to lend a helping hand.

In addition to his Mother and Wife he is survived by two sons, Malcolm E. (Kendra) Kramer, Jr. Of Mill Hall and Richard A. (Amber) Bower of Beech Creek; three daughters: Darlene R. (Jeff) Rinehart of Salona, Shawn L. (Ray) Darby of Beech Creek, and Holly A. (Chris) Askey of Williamsport; six sisters: Mary Wetzel of Mill Hall, Nora Mae (Merc) Carr of Salona, Sharon (Boyd) Wetzel of Mill Hall, Nancy D'Ercole of Blanchard, Peg (Chuck) Styers of Mill Hall, and Fay (Bruce) Hill of Mill Hall; and 14 grandchildren.
Along with his Father Mack was preceded in death by a brother, Wilbur Kramer, Sr. and two brother-in-laws, Irv Wetzel and Harris Corter.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 11a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Anthony Crawford officiating.

Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 until 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc. to help with funeral expenses.

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

 

Posted: October 19, 2015

Brandon S. “Whip” Whipple

Brandon S. “Whip” Whipple, 22, of 241 Back St., Montoursville, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015 at his residence. He was born November 4, 1992 in Williamsport a son of Stephen Whipple and Sandra Haight Lingle.

He worked for Gibbson Oil Field Service; loved to cook, enjoyed hunting, fishing and V.W. cars.

He is survived by his father, Stephen and companion, Lisa Parker of Montoursville; his mother, Sandra (Charles) Lingle of Muncy; maternal grandmother, Donna Kay Haight of Williamsport; paternal grandparents Leland and Bonita Whipple of Montoursville; brother, Chad Lingle of Boston, Mass; step sisters, Richelle Lingle of Harrisburg, and Kimberly Lingle of Williamsport.

A memorial service will be held 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the
Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Friends will be
received Thursday from 5 – 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family
will provide the flowers.

 

Posted: October 19, 2015

Christine G. (Thames) Brunson

Christine G. (Thames) Brunson, 85, of Milton, died Friday, October 16, 2015 at the Milton Nursing and Rehab Center, Milton.

She was born in Manning, South Carolina on April 03, 1930 and was the daughter of the late Luther and Angeline (Pendergrass) Thames.

Christine worked for the Milton Hotel in the kitchen and then went on to work and retire from the Milton Developmental Service as an aide.

Christine was a member of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church, Milton for over 50 years where she served on the usher board. She enjoyed shopping at thrift stores, gardening, playing bingo at Kramm’s but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

Christine is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; Loman R. and Sandra J. Brunson of Milton and Daniel and Doreen Brunson, Jr. of Tulsa, OK, three daughters; Ruth J. Holder of Milton, Ethel L. Grimes of Tyler, TX and Barbara A. Van Every of Largo, FL, nine grandchildren; Stephanie Hunter, Michael Van Every and his wife Tori, Stephen Van Every, Sarah Brunson, Elisabeth Brunson, John Grimes, III, Rachael Brunson, Naomi Brunson and Hannah Grimes, 13 great grandchildren and one great great grandson, one brother; John L. Thames of Miami, FL and three sisters and one brother-in-law; Clara and James Jones of East Haven, CT, Naomi Blair and Henrietta Ragin both of Manning, SC.

In addition to her parents, Christine was preceded in death by her ex-husband; Daniel P. Brunson, Sr., five brothers; Emanuel, Roosevelt, Olden, Willie and Harry Thames and one sister; Luthery Pearson.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church, 232 Willow Street, Milton, PA 17847 or to the Salvation Army, Milton branch, 30 Center Street, Milton, PA 17847.

A public viewing will be held 10:00a.m.-11:00a.m., Saturday, October 24, 2015 at The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street, Milton followed by the funeral at 11:00a.m. with the Reverend Donald Spiller officiating. Burial will follow in Harmony Cemetery, Milton.

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Posted: October 20, 2015




Margery P. Fry

Margery P. Fry, 89, formerly of Elimsport, PA, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015 in the Valley View Nursing Center at Montoursville, PA.

Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Tuesday, June 8, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Lemuel and Margaret (Emery) Pauling.

She was the widow of Elvin L. Fry who preceded her in death on March 18, 2004. His death broke a marital union of 56 years.

Marge was a 1943 graduate of Montgomery-Clinton High School. She was employed as an enumerator for the N.A.S.D.A., retiring in 1994.

She was an active member of the Elimsport United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for 25 years. Marge was a 4-H leader for 20 years. She and her husband enjoyed traveling throughout the 50 states. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Marge is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret L. and David Kennedy, Allenwood, PA; Kathryn S. and George Heiges, Allenwood, PA; one brother, L. Eugene Pauling, Muncy, PA; one sister, Patricia Ulrich, Elimsport, PA; four grandchildren, Erin and husband Victor Johnston; Stephanie Heiges; Jaimie Heiges; Jeremy and wife Joann Kennedy and five great-grandchildren, Allyia Kennedy; Chloe Kennedy; Jillian Kennedy; Ian Johnston and Shane Johnston. She was preceded in death by one sister, Anne Boden in 2002.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Elimsport United Methodist Church, 16145 State Route 44 Highway, Elimsport, PA at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 with Michael Hill, her pastor, officiating.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. at the church. A graveside committal service will be conducted on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. in the Elimsport Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Elimsport United Methodist Church, 16145 Route 44 Highway, Allenwood, PA 17810. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 40 E. Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA.

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Posted: October 19, 2015

Henry L. Pearson, Jr.

Henry L. Pearson, Jr., 52, of Williamsport, died October 18, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born September 6, 1963 in Philadelphia he was a son Henry L. and Betty L. (Quarterman) Pearson of Philadelphia.

Henry was self-employed operating his own Recovery House in Philadelphia where he helped others in their time of need. Earlier in life he drove a tractor trailer route. Henry attended the Christian Church on Diamond Street and was an avid Philadelphia Eagles football fan. He also enjoyed watching movies.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his fiancé Tanya Bailey of Williamsport; his children, Larina Pearson, Henry Pearson III, and Tajuan Pearson all of Philadelphia; and a sister Tracy Robinson of Upper Darby.

Henry was preceded in death by a brother Levi Pearson.

A memorial service to honor the life of Henry will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the Christian Church on Diamond Street, 822 Diamond Street Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Posted: October 19, 2015

Larry Richard Motter

Larry Richard Motter, 70, of Lock Haven passed away with his loving wife by his side on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Larry was a 1962 graduate of Lock Haven High School. He then joined the Navy, receiving training as an Instrument Technician.

He was married to the former Jane Marie Bottorf in 1964, and they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Larry worked as an Instrument Technician at Hammermill Paper Company/IP Plant for many years until its closure. He then was employed by First Quality, Lock Haven until his retirement.

He loved to fish and was an active member of the Hunter’s Run Bass Masters.
Larry, “Pop Pop,” loved going to his grandchildren’s various sporting events. He could always be found along the ball field fence watching his grandsons and granddaughters play baseball and softball.

Surviving is Larry’s wife, Jane; his sons, Corey and Lance (Vicki) Motter; his daughter, Cathy (Chris) Marasco; his grandchildren: Kyle and Cameron Motter and Morgan, Loren, Matthew, and Lane Marasco; his sisters, Linda (Bob) Grieco and Sandy (Lew) Summers; and his brother, Dave (Midge) Motter.

In addition to his parents, Harold and Pearl Motter, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Bill and Sonny Motter and his sister, Shirley McSherry.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to either St. Luke’s United Church of Christ or the Cancer Center of Divine Providence Hospital through the funeral home.

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

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Posted: October 19, 2015




Linda Armstrong Newhart

Linda Armstrong Newhart, 78, of Hughesville, died Thursday, October 15, 2015 at her home.

Born May 17, 1937 in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of the late Robert A. and Rozalia (Black) Armstrong. She married the late Fred A.Newhart, and together they shared many years of marriage.

Surviving, are a daughter: Susan Rodriguez of Charleston, SC; two sons, Fritz (Linda) Newhart and Stephen (Mary) Newhart, both of Hughesville; a sister, Roberta (Jim) DeWire of Carlisle; a brother, Rob Armstrong of Hughesville; eight grandchildren, Ryan (Heather) Newhart, Rebekah (Darrin) Baumunk, Daniela (Mike Flowers) Newhart, Greta (Cameron Taylor) Newhart, Freddie Newhart, Emily (Len) Calaman, Kate Rodriguez, and Libby Rodriguez; and five great grandchildren, Destini, Malachi, Ainsley, Cameron Jr, and Ocie Grace.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jim Rodriguez.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, October 19 at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 3476 Beaver Lake Road, Hughesville, with Rev. Robert Lauver officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday, at the church.

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

 

Posted: October 16, 2015

Philip E. Miller

Philip E. Miller, 64, of Cogan Station died Thursday, October 15, 2015 at his residence.

Born February 26, 1951 in Towanda, he was a son of Ira E. and Nellie Fivehouse Miller.

Philip was a 1969 graduate of Canton High School. He was employed as a salesman for Smurfitt-Stone Container from 1972 to 2011, and currently worked for International Paper.

Philip enjoyed fishing, billiards, golf, sprint car races at Selinsgrovre and Williamsgrove Raceway, and classic muscle cars. He was a member of the Harmonia Club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Surviving is his wife of 42 years, Crystal L. (Spencer) Miller, two children, Michael (Elizabeth) Miller of Camp Hill and Rachel (Zack) Fox of Williamsport, a sister Eileen (Lawrence) Sherman of Burlington, a half brother Lyall (Roberta) Sage of Oneonta, NY.

He was preceded in death by a son, Joshua A. Miller and two brothers, Ira E. Jr. “Sonny”, and James T. Miller.

A life Celebration to honor Philip will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 24, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. There will be a visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

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

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Posted: October 16, 2015

Margaret L. Beamer

Margaret L. Beamer, 78, of Williamsport became one of God’s Angels Friday, October 16, 2015.

Born August 3, 1937 in Farragut, Montoursville, she was the daughter of Elva and Samuel Leavy who predeceased her along with six brothers and three sisters.

She was married to Daniel Beamer 47 years until his passing in 2010

Margy spent her entire life serving her Lord and spent a lot of her day watching TBN Christian Broadcasting and daily devotion. She was a member of City Church for 54 years.

Family time was precious to Margy and she enjoyed gatherings with family. The joys of her life were her grandchildren, Monique, Tonnisha, Javon and Kayla and great grandchildren Christian, Marina, Genesis, Adrionna, Nate, Gabe, and Gianna.

She is survived by her five daughters Pam Wiser (Steve), Marcia Mitcheltree (Mark), Shirley, Connie and DeEtta Baez (Robert) and sisters Blanche Sechrist, Maxine Stahl and Arlene Jarrell (Lenny).

A funeral service to honor the life of Margy will be held on Wednesday, October 21 at 11 a.m. at City Church, 36 East Fourth Street, Williamsport. There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery (White Church), Muncy, PA

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Margy’s name to City Church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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Posted: October 19, 2015




Jean L. Campbell McCreery

Jean L. Campbell McCreery, 95, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to her family and was affectionately known as “Mamaw” to all.

Born September 3, 1920 in Sunbury, PA., she was the daughter of the late Fredrick L and Edith A. Campbell.

Mrs. McCreery was a 1938 graduate of the Sunbury High School and a 1947 graduate of the Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing. She graduated from Wilkes University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing education in 1959 and from Bucknell University with a Masters degree in education in 1965. She continued to earn post-graduate credits.

Mrs. McCreery worked at the Williamsport Hospital for two years and at Danville State Hospital for 31 years where she taught psychiatry to student nurses. She was also the Coordinator of Staff Development and the Accreditation Officer. She later worked for nine years at Manor Care South in Williamsport and subsequently volunteered for the Red Cross Bloodmobile and Community Arts Center.

She followed sports, current events, and was an enthusiastic traveler. She extensively traveled the United States as well as Europe and Asia.

While in Sunbury, Mrs. McCreery was a member of the Evangelical Congregational Church for 60 years where she taught Sunday School and was active in the spiritual life of the youth in the church. She later taught Sunday School at Bethel United Methodist Church in Montoursville and is presently a member of First United Methodist Church in Williamsport.

Mrs. McCreery is survived by a daughter, Patricia J. Kaiser (Ralph) of Williamsport, and grandchildren, Kristin L. Takach (Steve) of Williamsport, Mark A. Jansson of Washington, DC; Colleen M. Samar (Dave) of South Williamsport, and Stephen P. Jansson of Philadelphia; as well as great grandsons, Thomas and Alex Takach.

She is also survived by a nephew, Peter F. Campbell (Diane) of Rockledge, FL; a niece, Edith Grapsy (Michael) of Macungie, PA, and nine grand nieces and nephews. Surviving also is a close cousin, Virginia Kretow of Creve Coeur, MO.

Mrs. McCreery was preceded in death by her brothers Neal H. Campbell in 1947 and Jack F. Campbell in 2011.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. on Monday, October 19 at First United Methodist Church, 2 Ross Street, Williamsport. A memorial service to honor the life of Jean will be held at 11:00. Following the service, interment will occur at Orchard Hills Cemetery, Shamokin Dam, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to First United Methodist Church, 2 Ross Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, or any charity of your choice.

Arrangements have been made through Sanders Mortuary.
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Posted: October 15, 2015

Thomas C. “Tom” Parry

Thomas C. “Tom” Parry, 77, of New Columbia, died Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

He was born in Mount Carmel on April 09, 1938 and was the son of the late Lemuel and Alice (Becker) Parry.

On August 03, 1957 Thomas married the former Shirley L. (Sharer) who survives, and they celebrated 58 years of marriage together.

Tom was a graduate of Higins Township High School Class 1955. Prior to graduating from high school Thomas worked on the family farm in Lavale.

He was a Corporal for the Pennsylvania State Police and retired after 27 years in 1991.

Tom was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, New Columbia, the Susquehanna Basset Hound Club, the Gold Wing Road Riders Motorcycle Club and the Fraternal Order of Police.

In addition to his wife Shirley, Tom is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; Dean T. and Ann Marie Parry of Danville and Dan C. and Gretchen Parry of Baltimore, MD, one daughter and son-in-law; Dawn S. and Robert Skiles of Northumberland, five grandchildren; Joshua Parry, Tabitha Parry, Katie Parry, Nathan Parry and Jacob Parry and two great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 257 Third Street, New Columbia, PA 17856.

A memorial service for Tom will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 257 Third Street, New Columbia, PA 17856. Arrangements are being handled by The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

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Posted: October 16, 2015

Jay E. Schwenk

Jay E. Schwenk, 63, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.

Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Wednesday, October 17, 1951, he was the son of the late Ray E. and Grace E. (Fowler) Schwenk.

Jay was the husband of Joyce E. (Cunningham) Schwenk with whom he celebrated a 39th wedding anniversary on July 16, 2015.

He was a 1969 graduate of Muncy High School. Jay was employed as a supervisor in the plate room of Sprout-Waldron's at Muncy, PA. Following his retirement, Jay and his wife were the proprietors of Cafe Latte, a coffee shop at Lewisburg.

Jay especially enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters.

In addition to his wife, Jay is survived by two children, Brock and wife Heather Waldron, Montoursville, PA; Michelle E. Cunningham, Muncy, PA, five siblings, Gary L. and wife Barbara Schwenk, Muncy, PA; Terry R. and wife Donna Schwenk, Rockport, MA; John R. and wife Gloria Schwenk, Muncy, PA; Dennis F. and wife Paula Schwenk, Muncy, PA; Cheryl L. and husband Mike Rampulla, Williamsport, PA; three granddaughters, Tessa Brassard, Olympia, WA; Ivy Waldron, Montoursville, PA; Quincy Waldron, Montoursville, PA.

A celebration of Jay's life will be held at the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

Friends may call on Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Northeastern PA District, 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

 

Posted: October 16, 2015




Linda Philbin

Linda Philbin, 59, of 2105 Stopper Drive, Montoursville passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital surrounded by her family.

She was born in Wilkes-Barre on October 24, 1955, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Lou Nichols. She was a 1973 graduate of Myers High School and a 1976 Graduate of Luzerne County Community College.

She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, was a dedicated parishioner, volunteer, and Lay Minister. She was employed by Divine Providence Hospital and Susquehanna Health Systems retiring in 2003 to work in the family business full time. She and her husband, Mike, started Keystone Bingo Supply and Keystone Advertising Specialties in 1992. Linda was active with the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lycoming Program and graduated from Leadership Lycoming in the 2003 class. Linda was active in the Boy Scouts of America as a Den Leader, Assistant Scoutmaster, and District Member at Large. Linda was a member of the Order of the Arrow. She held Scouting’s Triple Crown, having been an adult advisor on long term high adventure programs. She completed numerous Scouting programs including the Wood Badge Award, which is the highest training available for Scout Volunteers. Over the years, the Susquehanna Council, BSA, honored her with the Den Leader of The Year Award, the district award of Merit, and the Silver Beaver award for all of her many accomplishments. Linda’s greatest sense of pride was in her husband, Mike, and her two sons, Jason and Shawn.

Linda is survived by her husband of 34 years, Michael C. Philbin, her sons, Jason (Kayla) and Shawn (Courtney), granddaughter, Sophia, her parents, Thomas and Mary Lou Nichols of Harveys Lake, her mother-in-law, Clarann Philbin, sisters, Leslie Casey of Montrose, Molly (Jack) Cobleigh of Harveys Lake, Judy (Mike) Gillespie of Plains, Chris Bagley (Kevin Farrell) of Plymouth, Jennifer Nichols (Phil White) of Luzerne and Anne Nichols of Harveys Lake.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday morning at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s catholic church, with Mike’s uncle, Rev. Wilford Steinbacher officiating.

Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 East Third Street, Williamsport on Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, Geisinger Foundation (Womens Health) @ geisinger.org or to the Susquehanna Boy Scouts , 815 Northway Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

A special thanks to Dr. John Nash and his staff at Women’s Health Services at Geisinger Health Systems, Danville, PA.

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Posted: October 15, 2015

James R. McLean

James R. McLean, 77, of Craigs Fork Lane, Lock Haven passed away Monday, October 12, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center.

Born on May 14, 1938 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late William J. and Dorothy E. Gordon McLean.

After graduating from Lock Haven High School in 1958, James served in the United States Navy.

He was married to Frances A. McLean who preceded him in death in 1991.

James was employed by Conrail as a Track Foreman until his retirement in 2000.

He was a member of the Sons of Italy, 40 & 8, and the American Legion.

James enjoyed fishing, playing the guitar and singing, and was an avid Penn State fan.

He competed in numerous horseshoe competitions, winning tournaments even this year.

On Wednesday nights James could be found playing poker with his buddies.

Surviving is a son and daughter-in-law, Forrest James and Amy C. McLean of Linden; a daughter, Kelly M. McLean Heaton of Lititz; a brother, William “Bump” McLean of Lizardville; four grandchildren: James J. McLean, Britney L. McLean, Thayer K. Heaton, and Kyra N. Heaton; and his beloved dog, Jimmy.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy M. Herr.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 6 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 4:30 P.M. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either the Clinton County S.P.C.A. or a charity of your choice.

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

 

Posted: October 15, 2015

Edward L. “Ed” Bennett, Sr.

Edward L. “Ed” Bennett, Sr., 65, of New Columbia, died Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at his residence.

He was born in Lewisburg on November 19, 1949 and was the son of the late Warren T. and Bessie M. (Miller) Bennett, Sr.

Ed was a graduate of the Milton High School Class of 1967.

He worked as a correctional officer for over 25 years and retired in 1998 from the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution, Muncy. After retiring he went on to own and operate the Newky Country Store, New Columbia for 10 years. Most recently Ed was employed by Plaza House Furniture, Shamokin Dam.

Ed was a member of the Milton Moose Club and the Spruce Run Hunting Camp, Mifflinburg. Ed was an avid hunter and enjoyed camping, fishing and being outdoors. Most of all he loved spending time with his dog, Libby.

He is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law; Ricky E. and Fawn Bennett of Woodbridge, VA, Richard A. Bennett of New Columbia, Edward L. Bennett, Jr. of Milton and Mark A. and Courtney Bennett of Akron, OH, one daughter and son-in-law; Rebekah E. and Justin Zechman of Minot, ND and six grandchildren; Brandon T. Bennett, Forrest I. Bennett, Zackary O. Bennett, Logan E. Bennett, Reese O. Bennett and Flynn E. Zechman.

In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by one brother; Warren T. “Tom” Bennett, Jr. and one sister; Betty J. Shemory.

A gathering of friends and family will be held 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m., Saturday, October 17, 2015 at The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street, Milton, PA 17847. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

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Posted: October 15, 2015




Myron H. “Sonny” Simcox, Jr.

Myron H. “Sonny” Simcox, Jr., 75, of Riverside Terrace, Lock Haven entered into eternal rest surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at his residence.

Born on March 24, 1940 in Charlton, he was the son of the late Myron H. and Catherine (White) Simcox, Sr.

Sonny was a 1959 graduate of Lock Haven High School. Sonny was named to the Central Counties football League all-stars.

On June 25, 1961 he married Beverly A. (Shearer) Simcox, who preceded him in death on September 30, 2012.

Sonny served as the President of the Lock Haven band parents while his children attended High School.

Sonny was a business owner, owning Victor Auto Parts in Avis, Beech Creek, and Montgomery. Later in life he was employed by Fisher Auto Parts for 12 years before retiring in 2012.

Sonny was an avid hunter who spent many hunting seasons at his cabin in Tioga County. Among other things, Sonny loved the beach and vacationing in Ocean City, MD. Sonny also played fast pitch softball for many years. Sonny was also a sponsor and supporter of the Clinton County Speedway.

Every morning he could be found eating breakfast with his friends at the Second Cup.

Sonny cherished the time he spent with all of his grandchildren. Sonny was able to spend his last years comfortably at home under the care of his grandchildren Lacey and Erica.

Surviving are three daughters: Lisa M. Umstead of Lock Haven, Lori Ann Zimmerman of Harrisburg, and Lana J. Umstead of Lebanon; three sisters Hazel (Anthony) Fasano of McElhattan, Donna Bitner of Blanchard, and Patricia (Ron) Hardy of Lamar; six grandchildren Lacey M. Williams, Erica L. Umstead, Stacey L. (Ben) Berard, Kelsey D. Umstead, Brittney A. Lines, and Brett H. Lines; two great grandchildren: Cooper B. and Nolan R. Berard; and a lifelong friend Larry “Butch” Watson.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Richard “Dick” Bitner and a lifelong friend, Kay Watson.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 3 P.M at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

A time for reminiscing and light refreshments will be held at the Mill Hall Fire Company following the service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research by visiting https://www.michaeljfox.org

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Posted: October 15, 2015

Emily S. Hartland

Emily S. Hartland, 93 of Montoursville, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center. Emily was born in Harrisburg, PA August 12, 1922 a daughter of James R. and Agnes Hetter Shimp.

Emily graduated from St. Marys High School in 1940 and Williamsport School of Nursing in 1944. Emily also attended Mansfield University Art School and took private art lessons and became an artist after her retirement. She retired from the Williamsport Orthopedic Office in 1987 after 23 years as head office nurse. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montoursville; the St. Mary’s Alumni Association, Williamsport School of Nursing Alumni, and Montoursville Senior Citizens. Emily truly loved her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, William E. Hartland February 23, 1984; her grandson, Mark Hartland; sisters, Agnes Marnie Shimp, Madeline Kost, and brother, James E. Shimp.

Emily is survived by her son, Thomas (Donna) Hartland of Montoursville; daughter, Barbara (Glen) Laylon of Pennsdale; four grandsons, Michael Laylon, Christopher (Mindy) Laylon, Brian Hartland, Derek (Leslie) Hartland, and granddaughter-in-law, Tammie Hartland; ten great grandchildren, Amanda, Amber, Nate and Madi Laylon and Zach, Joe, Alexis, Marissa, Chase and Brady Hartland. Emily is also survived by her sister, Mary Jane Bennett of Montoursville; brother, Paul J. (Vicki) Shimp of Arizona, and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Monday October 19, 2015 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville with the Rev. John K. Manno as Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Monday morning from 9: 45 – 10:45 a.m. at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

 

Posted: October 15, 2015

Mary Eberly Seewald

Mary Eberly Seewald, 81, of Lewisburg, formerly of Montoursville, died Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Lewisburg.

Born September 1, 1934, in Lancaster, she was a daughter of the late Abram D. and Mary (Moyer) Eberly.

Mary graduated from East Hempfield High School and Dickinson College, class of 1956, where she was a dual major in Chemistry and Biology. In 1957 Mary moved to Williamsport, and worked as a chemist at the Williamsport Hospital and for Lycoming County Child Welfare Services. Mary married J. Ronald Seewald and together they shared 57 years of marriage before his death on December 2, 2014.

Mary was a stay at home mom until 1984 when she joined her husband Ron to partake in the day to day operations of Advanced Planning Consultants. She and Ron owned and operated the business until their retirement in 2003. Mary was an active member of Greenview Alliance Church. She also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for over five years. Mary enjoyed being with her family, gardening, reading and playing Tennis. Over the years she played in many leagues at the West Branch Tennis Club, the Williamsport Tennis Club, and the Williamsport Women’s Tennis League. .

Surviving are her three children; R. Scott (Rose) Seewald, of Montoursville, Carolyn J. (Kevin) Waple, of Selinsgrove, and Marc E. Seewald, of Palo Alto, Calif.; three grandchildren, Nicole Seewald, Christopher (Monica) Seewald, and Jacqueline Waple; a sister Jane Keene of Lancaster.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her brother, Dan Eberly.

A funeral service to honor Mary's life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenview Alliance Church, 1955 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, with the Rev. Dr. Wayne Spriggs officiating. Burial will be held in Montoursville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30 am until the time of Service Saturday at Greenview Alliance Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary's name may be made to: Greenview Alliance Church Memorial Fund, 1955 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, PA 17754; American Rescue Workers 643 Elmira St., Williamsport, PA 17701; or the Salvation Army, 457 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: October 15, 2015




Dorothy Margaret Meixel

Our mother was granted her wings this week. She is now in our Dad’s arms. Dorothy Margaret Meixel was call to Heaven on Monday, October 12, 2015 at Susque View in Lock Haven with her family by her side. She was born June 20, 1920 in Loganton a daughter of Charles L. Sr., and Margaret Yarrison Klobe.

Our mother was married to our father Stuart F, Meixel for 53 years until he passed in 1994. Mother and dad where deeply in love and I know she is in his arms right now. She spent the first years of her married life as a housewife and a mother to three kids, Connie, Donna and Danny.

She had a cake business making birthday and wedding cakes at home. She was known as the cake lady on Rose Street

Mother had 200 or more hats on a love sofa and did not know what she was going to do with them. Then, one day a lady, Mary King, from Meals on Wheels came into her home and asked her what she was going to do with all of the hats. Mother said I don’t know! Mary asked if she could have them to send overseas to needy kids, thus starting a friendship that turned mother and Mary into best friends. Over the years, mother continued donating hats (over 2000) to the needy overseas. Mother was always kind to everyone and everyone fell in love with her when she met them.

She lived in Milton at 32 Rose St. for 71 years. She was born in Loganton, PA in 1920. Her parents were the late Charles and Margaret Klobe. She had seven brothers and three sisters. She was predeceased by her daughter, Connie Rettinger in 1998; five brothers, Glen, Fred, Willard, Kenny, and Lindy Klobe, and by her sisters, Therma Bierly, Hazel Klobe.

She is survived by her children; Donna R. Fenstamaker of Rauchtwon, PA, and Danny and Deborah Lee Meixel of Rauchtown, PA.; her brothers, Charles Jr. of Lock Haven, Harold of Los Angeles, CA, and sister Mildred Klobe of Milton. She was a beloved grandmother to five grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by a good friend and neighbor who was like a son to Dorothy, John Herman.

The funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2015 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Marty D. Coffey officiating. Interment will follow in Green Lawn Memorial park. A viewing for family and friend will be held Friday from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: October 13, 2015

Ruth L. Rogers

Ruth L. Rogers, 80, of Lamar and formerly of Sugar Valley passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at her home.

Born on June 4, 1935 in Loganton, she was the daughter of the late Harold C. and Dorothy Spong Karchner.

On June 9, 1956 she married the love of her life, Clyde Rogers who survives.
Ruth was employed by the United States Postal Service, serving 27.5 years as Post Master at the Tylersville Post Office.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Booneville.

Ruth enjoyed baking, cooking, and crocheting.

In addition to her husband, Clyde, she is survived by two sons, Carl (Regina) Rogers of Renovo and Jeffrey Rogers of Lamar; three grandchildren: Lynnette Rogers, Jeremiah (Heather) Rogers, and Sean Rogers; four great grandchildren: Angel, Dylan, Quincy, and Lawren; a brother; and three sisters.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flower memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington
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Posted: October 13, 2015

Katherine M.J. Costello

Katherine M.J. Costello, 87, of Montoursville, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at her home.

She was born June 28, 1928 in Tower City, PA a daughter of Edgar and Mary K. Smith Cowan.

Katherine was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Montoursville and had worked with her husband in Yellowstone National Park for Hamilton Stores.

She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas J. Costello; three brothers and a sister.

She is survived by her son, Greg T. (Cindy) Costello of Seattle Wash.; daughter, Kathy L. Goditus of Montoursville; brother, William Cowan of West VA; two grandsons, Ian Costello and Kurt T. (Kerry) Whitmoyer, and two great grandchildren, Kelton Avery Whitmoyer and Keefer Garrett Whitmoyer.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, PA.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: October 14, 2015




Charles N. Tawney

Charles N. Tawney, 69, of Linden, died Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Jersey Shore Hospital.

Born January 17, 1946 in Williamsport, he was a son of Charles N. and Edith Lorraine (Grove) Tawney.

He was a Navy Veteran and had worked as a self-employed logger for over 35 years, and also had worked welding many steel structures throughout Pennsylvania. Many knew Charlie as a wheel and dealer and a person with a heart of gold, who would do anything to help people. He loved being outdoors ; hunting, fishing, logging, competition shooting, and farming. He was a life member of the NRA and loved his guns. He loved being with his family and around kids, especially his grandkids.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years Sue (Carter) Tawney, a daughter Tarah S. Mileto (Chris) of Montoursville, two sons Cole A. Tawney (Emyliza) of Linden, and Jesse P. Tawney of Washington, D.C. , three grandchildren Sofia and Carter Mileto, four siblings Delores Glanzer of Winter Haven, FL, Judith Fisher (Ed) of Jersey Shore, Phyllis Stewart (Kenny) Jersey Shore, and Keith Tawney (Chris) of Williamsport.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Rebecca Tawney and a brother Wayne Tawney.

A funeral service to honor the life of Charlie will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com.

 

Posted: October 12, 2015

Glen L. Glidewell

Glen L. Glidewell, 73, of Montoursville, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 at his home. He was born November 10, 1941 in Unityville, the son of Clarence and Margaret Glidewell.

He was a member of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church and had retired as parts manager for the former John Powell Chevrolet. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and enjoyed gardening and flowers.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, the former Kathleen M. Baity, and sister, Shirley Hogan.

Glen is survived by his son, Kelly L. Glidewell of Montoursville; sister, Marian Lawvere of Unityville, and granddaughters, Katie and Samantha.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. David C. Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held from 10 – 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning at the funeral home.

 

Posted: October 12, 2015

Daryl E. Price

Daryl E. Price, 78, of Trout Run, died Monday October 12, 2015 at Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born May 3, 1937 in Elmira, NY, he was a son of Carson M. and Edith (Robinson) Price. Daryl shared 54 years of marriage with the late Barbara G. Eady who preceded him in death on December 28, 2013.

Daryl was a graduate of Williamsport Area High School and was a U. S. Army Veteran. He worked as an electrician for G.I. Electric for 42 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time in his workshop.

Surviving are one son, Mark (Diana) Price, of Hughesville; two grandchildren, Mark A. Price, Jr. of Moyck, NC, and Kristina L. Travis, of Hughesville; four great-grandchildren; and a sister Elouise Harvey of Trout Run.

In addition to his wife, Daryl was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

In keeping with Daryl’s wishes services are being held privately at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place in Wildwood Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Daryl’s name to: Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Boulevard Williamsport, PA 17701 to benefit Muncy Valley Hospital.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 13, 2015




Jennifer A. Wolfe

Jennifer A. Wolfe, 56, of Williamsport, died Friday, October 9, 2015 at her home. She was a sixth generation descendent of Michael Ross, the founder of the city.

Born September 8, 1959, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Daniel C. Wolfe and Helen J. (Marley) Wolfe, of Williamsport.

Jennifer was a 1977 graduate of Williamsport Area High School. She was employed at Impression’s Unlimited as an interior decorator for more than 20 years.

She was a member of the Eagle’s Club, had a passion for music, singing, and was an excellent cook.

Surviving in addition to her mother are a daughter, Lauren L. DiMassimo, of Philadelphia, two brothers, Michael C. (Stephanie) Wolfe and Patrick J. Wolfe, both of Williamsport, three sisters, Paula J. Wolfe, of Williamsport, Danielle L. Mann, of Buttonwood, and Melissa C. (Charles) Mahler, of Williamsport, several nieces and nephews, and a close friend, Paul Wenner.

In addition to her father she was preceded in death by a sister, Susan M. Wolfe.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial to honor the life Jen will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 14 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Brian VanFossen officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. in the church portico.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 12, 2015

Rhoda Ann Gray

Rhoda Ann Gray, 68, of Muncy, died Saturday, October 10, 2015 at her home.

Born December 18, 1946 in Mt. Kisco, New York, she was the daughter of the late Thomas William and Anna Frances (Flora) Weakland. She and her husband, Charles W. Gray, celebrated 45 years of marriage on August 15, 2015.

Rhoda was a graduate of Cumberland High School, Class of 1964, and attended ITT Technical Institute for computer technology studies. She was previously employed by Atwood Fabrics as a computer programmer. Rhoda also held many management positions with several local companies, including K-Mart Corporation, Kitchen Works, and Fresh Life.

Rhoda attended Messiah Lutheran Church, Clarkstown. She enjoyed sewing and making costumes and children's clothing for her beloved grandchildren. Rhoda also enjoyed her flower gardens, cooking, collecting Seraphim Angels, spending time with family and friends, and in her younger days bowling.

Surviving, in addition to her husband and mother, are three sons, Daniel Thomas (Joann) Gray of Danville, Scott Bradly (Nicki) Gray of Jacksonville, NC, and Walter Rudolph (Tracey) Gray of Bellvue, NE; five grandchildren, Paige Victoria Gray, Virginia Rose Gray, Sarah Ann Haskell, Steven Gray, and Riley Gray; and three great-grandchildren, Adam Haskell, Garrett Gray, and Braylon Gray.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, October 16, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Beverly J. Cotner officiating. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

 

Posted: October 12, 2015

Ethel Maxine Kulka

Ethel Maxine Kulka, 90, of Pennsdale, died Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Muncy.

Born December 2, 1924, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Alta Mensch. Her husband of 46 years, John R. Kulka Sr., preceded her in death on December 8, 1992.

Ethel retired in 1987 from the Keystone Central School District, where she worked in the cafeteria at the Renovo Elementary School for 16 years. She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Muncy, and a former member of St. Joseph Church, Renovo. Ethel was a former member of the Ramblers Club, Lewisburg, and enjoyed traveling, reading, and doing word search puzzles.

Surviving are three daughters, Linda M. (Ronald) Kouf of Allenwood, Sandra K. (Dennis) Artley of Pennsdale, and Ann C. Kulka of Lock Haven; a son, John R. Jr. (Judy) Kulka of Elimsport; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, October 15, at Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, with Rev. Glenn McCreary officiating. A graveside committal service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, at St. Joseph Cemetery, Hyner. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Church of the Resurrection Building Fund or the Resurrection Singers, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, PA 17756.

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: October 12, 2015




Lois Arlene Fry

Lois Arlene Fry, 86, went home to be with the Lord on September 29, 2015. She passed away at the Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville, PA, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Liberty, PA, on June 27, 1929, to Follmer and Margaret (Beck) Artley. Lois was married on April 17, 1948, to Howard W. Fry, Jr. who passed away on February 23, 2001.

Lois was the co-owner of Fry Brothers’ Turkey Ranch with her late husband Howard. She began waitressing at the restaurant as a teenager. Growing up, Lois attended Friedens Lutheran Church. Throughout her life, she enjoyed cooking for the entire family on Saturday nights, planting flowers, picking wild strawberries for making jelly, reading novels, doing crossword puzzles and playing hymns on the piano. Lois had a gentle, caring spirit that was evident to everyone who knew her.

Surviving are a brother Francis (Helen) Artley and a sister Joyce McKeague, daughter, Judy Ryan, four sons, Howard III (Terri), Ike (Karen), Steve (Nettie) and James (Chris), nine grandchildren, Hayley (Steve) Moss, Nathan (Daniela) Fry, Nick Amber) Fry, Lindsey Clayton, Alexander Fry, Ethan and Ellianna Fry, Dana (Adam) Andrews and Michael (Brandy) Heaps, eleven great grandchildren, Mallory and William Moss, Ayden, Ryder and Aryia Fry, Dillan Clayton, Tyler and Ascher Andrews, and Ian, Jada and Breya Heaps. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Chad Fry.

A service to celebrate Lois’ life will be held on Saturday, October 10, at 11:00 a.m. at the Friedens Lutheran Church, Brick Church Road, Liberty, PA, 16930, with Pastors Richard Adams and William Covert officiating. Burial will take place immediately following the service in the Friedens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

The family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you for the loving, compassionate care that she received from the staff and residents at Valley View Nursing Center. They would also like to extend thanks to the staff of both the Meadows and Elmcroft of Loyalsock for the wonderful care she received during her stays.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lois’ name to Valley View Nursing Center, 2140 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, PA, 17754.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: October 9, 2015

Beverly J. Bauder

Beverly J. Bauder, 76, of Cogan Station, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, October 9, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, C. Paul Bauder on December 17, 2009.

Born April 15, 1939, in Renovo, she was a daughter of William F. and Edna I. (Swartwood) Mayers.

Beverly was a 1957 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was employed as a secretary with Shop Vac and retired after 10 years of service.

She was a member of Fairlawn Community Church. She enjoyed sewing, flower gardening, craft shows, and was a great cook.

Surviving are three daughters, Susette (Jonathan) Herriman and Susanne (Scott) Heckman, both of Bellefonte, and Lori (William) Fishel, of Cogan Station, a son, Kevin (Cheryl) Bauder, of Jersey Shore, twelve grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother, Gary Myers, of South Williamsport, a sister, Darlene Fairfax, of Muncy, and two half-brothers, William Mayers, Jr., and Brian Mayers, and their mother Lorraine Mayers.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, Paulette Paulhamus and son-in-law, Jan Paulhamus.

A funeral service to honor the life of Beverly will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 13 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Burial will follow in State Road Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service at Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 12, 2015

Anthony "Pat" Joseph Kelly

Anthony "Pat" Joseph Kelly passed peacefully at Williamsport Hospital in Williamsport on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, after years of bravely battling Parkinson’s disease. He was fortunate to remain in his home and be cared for by loving family until his time of death.

Kelly, 85, was born March 31, 1930, in Philadelphia to the late Monica and Thomas Kelly. He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1948. He received advanced training in hospital engineering at Doctors Hospital, Washington D.C. Hired as maintenance chief at Williamsport Hospital and then at Divine Providence Hospital, his combined service was more than 30 years. He was later maintenance supervisor at Penn College of Technology and Thermacore, Williamsport, until final retirement in 1992. He served his country as sergeant in the Army during the Korean War stationed in France.

In retirement, he finally had the opportunity to enjoy hobbies,stained glass, caning, playing the ukulele and piano by ear, antique cars, sitting on the porch of his cabin on the Loyalsock creek enjoying a cold beer and listening to Mitch Miller music. He was an expert plumber, carpenter, mason, upholsterer and electrician, to name a few. An avid Notre Dame fan, Pat never missed a game. He attended a game in South Bend and recalled the experience often.

A man of great faith, he was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montoursville. He attended mass daily after retirement and as his health allowed until his passing. He coached junior league basketball for the old church league and won many championships.

He was married to Lois Ann Kelly, surviving spouse and caring wife, of Muncy Valley in 1960. They had five children, Patrick and Lia Kelly, of Greensboro, N.C., Michele and David Shirey, of Seven Valleys Pa., Molly Kelly, of Blacksburg, Va., Margaret Kelly and Timothy Kelly, of Montoursville. He is survived by his two sisters, Mary Kyler, of Williamsport and Betty Ann Demarest, of Montoursville. He had grandchildren whom he adored, Christopher Kelly and William Vasili , Harmonie and Kirk Shirey and Olivia Shirey.

He will be remembered by his family and friends as a committed husband and father, a man of integrity, no-nonsense, quick-witted, faith-filled, steadfast gentleman. A true Irishman, Pat lived life on his own terms. His life is to be imitated and celebrated. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m on Monday evening at Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third Street Williamsport, No visitation. The funeral mass will be Tuesday the 13th at 9:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 800 Mulberry St., Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

 

Posted: October 12, 2015




Seymour N. “Norty” Knight

Seymour N. “Norty” Knight, 89, of Cogan Station, left this world on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 and went to be with his Lord and Savior.

Born May 10, 1926 in Williamsport, he was a son of Seymour N. and Justena (Young) Knight. He was preceded in death by his sister Margaret Knight in 2006.

Norty owned and operated Pleasant Valley Process Company since 1969. Prior to that he had worked at the Lycoming Hotel, Larry Heron, and Dia Print.

He was one of the founders of the First Christian Church of Montoursville. Norty collected trains and was a lifetime member of the Train Collectors Association. He was a charter member of the Susquehannock Chapter of the Antique Car Club of America. He loved going to Disney World and Mickey Mouse and treated many people to a trip there. He was a great guy, with a sense of humor, who will be truly missed by all, especially his cats Fritz and Calli.

Surviving are his cousins Ford and Patti Drake, his personal assistant and good friend Debra Mosteller; and his extended family of many friends.

A memorial service to honor his life will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, October 11 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Seymour’s name to Animal Care Sanctuary 353 Sanctuary Hill Lane , East Smithfield , PA 18817.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 9, 2015

Max R. Robbins

Max R. Robbins, 75, of Millville, died Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born July 29, 1940 in Williamsport, is the son of the late Freeman E. and Rena E. (VanDine) Robbins. He and his wife Gloria J. (Shaner) Robbins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 6, 2015.

Max was owner of Max Robbins Excavating, the former Freeman Robbins Jr. and Son Excavating, Unityville. He was an US Army Veteran serving in Thailand during Vietnam. He enjoyed playing card and the outdoors, hunting with his family and was a member of Jerseytown Hunting Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Scott A. (Carla) Robbins of Unityville; two daughters, Shelby L. (Gary) Weber of Williamsport, Pamela J. (Kevin) Marquet of York; nine grandchildren Kayla (Michael) Kerrigan, Karley (Josiah) Richard, Franklin Marquet, Dakota and Dylon Snyder, Hunter and Hayden Robbins, Riley and Stefan Weber; a brother Terry Robbins; two sisters Peggy Fritz, and Patsy Kramer.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, October 13, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Inc., 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Pastor Ronald G. Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Unityville. Friends may call on Monday, October 12 from 6 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: October 9, 2015

Mary Lousie Potter

Mary Lousie Potter, 87, of Williamsport, died Friday, October 9, 2015 at Rose View Center.

Born November 4, 1927 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of John J. and Catherine (Schmack) O’Brien. She was the wife of Willard F. “Bill” Potter who died March 31, 2010.

She was a graduate of St. Joe’s and had worked as a bookkeeper for King’s Auto Dealer for 30 years. Mary was a member of the former Annunciation Church before moving to Florida where she and Bill lived for over 50 year years. She enjoyed reading and traveling.

Surviving are many nieces and nephews, and niece Sandra Roy (Frank) of Williamsport. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a sister Kathleen Manny and two brothers John and Patrick O’Brien.

A graveside service to honor the life of Mary will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, October 15 at Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

 

Posted: October 9, 2015




Florence E. Glace

Florence E. Glace, 95, formerly of Lincoln Drive Loyalsock Township, passed away Tuesday September 8, 2015 at Rose View Center, Williamsport.

Florence was born February 4, 1920 in Montoursville, the daughter of the late David Earl Hill and Mary Day Hill.

On May 19, 1939, she married Henry J. Glace, who died June 1, 1999.
Preceding her in death were a brother, Ralph and sisters, Dorothy, Amy and Edith.

She retired as a secretary from Loyalsock School District.

She was a charter member of Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, H. David (Susan) of State College, Pa and Richard S. (Joanne) of Jersey Shore, Pa.; four grandchildren, Henry, Matthew, Michael and Jennifer and one great-grandchild, Evan.

Funeral and burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery at the convenience of the family with Pastor Michael Swimley officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.

 

Posted: October 8, 2015

Rev. Henry E. Gable

Rev. Henry E. Gable, 89, of Lewisburg died Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Evangelical Hospital in Lewisburg.

Born January 8, 1926, in York, he was a son of the late Walter H. and Mabel (Hursh) Gable.  He married the late, Audrey (Kauffman) Gable, and together they celebrated 63 years of marriage.

Henry worked and was a partner in Gable Barber Supply in York, PA.  He entered the ministry in 1960 and was pastor in several churches, Rohrersville, MD, Yoe, PA, Hughesville, PA, Lewisburg, PA, Chambersburg, PA, Elizabethville, PA, and Clarkstown, PA.  He also served as Chaplain at the Highlands Senior Living Center, Laporte, PA. Henry loved horses especially Tennessee Walking Horses and trail riding, and playing the trumpet.

Surviving, are two sons, Sidney E. (Julie) Gable of Hughesville and Lawrence D. (Linda) Gable of Dublin, OH; two sisters, Dorcas (Wilbur) Foltz of Shippensburg and Lois Gable of York; one brother, Karl (Dauna) Gable of Sneads Ferry, NC; and six grandchildren, Amanda Gable of Philadelphia, Brandon Gable of Hughesville, Christopher (Lauren) Gable of Columbus, Zachery Gable of Hughesville, Bryan Gable of Dublin, OH, Matthew Gable of Dublin, OH; one great granddaughter, Ryelynn Gable, S. Williamsport, PA.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Lauver and Orpha Sauder.

Funeral services will be held 4 p.m., Sunday, October 11 at Bethany United Methodist Church, 111 South Second Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Jane L. O'Borski officiating.  Burial will be held 11 a.m., Monday, October 12, at Stony Brook Mennonite Church Cemetery, 3515 Stone Ridge Road, York, PA.  Friends may call Sunday, October 11, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the church.

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

 

Posted: October 8, 2015

Deborah A. Brooks

Deborah A. Brooks, 59, a resident of Manor Care Jersey Shore passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

Born in Lock Haven on November 16, 1955, she was the daughter of the late George Eldon and Mary Marconi Brooks.

Debbie was a 1973 graduate of Lock Haven High School and also a 1977 graduate of Williamsport Area Community College where she earned her Associates Degree.
She was employed as a Primary Advisor with Community Services Group, Lock Haven.

Debbie was a member of Holy Spirit Parish where she was very active with activities including the Youth Group.

While at Manor Care she enjoyed leading Bible Study and was active in the Residence Council as well as PEER Group.

Debbie enjoyed jewelry making, especially bracelets and earrings.
She had a beloved cat, Snowflake.

In addition to her parents Debbie was preceded in death by her Aunt Beatrice Marconi, who she lived with after her parents passed.

Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, George and Cathy Brooks of Snow Shoe; a sister and brother-in-law, Tina and Steve Johnson of Phoenix, AZ; two nephews, Jonathan Brooks of Pleasant Gap and Brian Olnick of Phoenix, AZ; a niece, Amanda Cendana of Middletown, MD; two great nephews, Riley and Braden Cendana; and a large circle of extended family and beloved friends.

Debbie will be sorely missed but fondly remembered.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 1 P.M. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven with Rev. Father Michael Wolfe officiating. Private burial will take place at St. Agnes Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Holy Spirit Parish, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven.

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

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

 

Posted: October 8, 2015




Miriam R. “Mim” Lytle

Miriam R. “Mim” Lytle, 87, of Williamsport, died Tuesday October 6, 2015 at the Williamsport Home.

Born October 14, 1927, in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Edgar S. and Rose Paris Lingard. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry L. “Bud” Lytle on September 8, 2011.

Miriam was a 1945 graduate of Olney High School, Philadelphia and attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art for three years. Following art school she worked at Pollock Art Studios teaching oil painting to pre-teen and also worked in pottery and ceramics. In 1951 she moved to Williamsport and worked for three years at C.A. Reed Company, before becoming a homemaker and raising her family. She then worked for Carey Associates and then GRIT Publishing where she worked for 23 years as a Graphic Designer. Upon retirement in 1990 she was Graphic Arts Coordinator for the National GRIT and a cookbook that was published quarterly.

Miriam was a member of Pine Street United Methodist Church and the Duboistown Garden Club. She was a former member of the American Business Women’s Association. She enjoyed Ways Garden Art Show, (where she did pastel portraits in the 1960’s), and Duboistown Garden Club’s Annual Holiday House at Lycoming College. Her hobbies included her family, traveling, shows, and watercolor painting. Some of her favorite pastimes were rides in the country especially in the Autumn, always ending with a stop at Eder’s Ice Cream. She also enjoyed weekly games of Scrabble that she usually won.

Miriam is survived by her two daughters, Donna L. (Larry) Britton of Williamsport, and Gail R. (J.Randall) Bower-Geist of Landisville; four stepdaughters Bonnie Cline of Williamsport, Kay Roupp (Steve) of South Williamsport, Karen Schriner (Tim) of Montoursville, and Stephanie Minnick of Montoursville, five grandchildren Celestia Britton (Bob Finnimore) of Baltimore, MD, Dylan Britton of Portland, OR, Isaiah Britton of Williamsport, Amber Geist and Jeremy Geist both of Landisville; two great grandchildren,11 stepgrandchildren, and eight stepgreat grandchildren.

A funeral service to honor the life of Miriam will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. at Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine Street Williamsport, with the Rev. Douglas M. Eberly, officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pine St. U.M.C.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Miriam’s name may be made to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A. 2805 Reach Road Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October7, 2015

Wendy S. Leitel

Wendy S. Leitel, 50, of Pennsylvania Furnace, died Sunday, October 4, 2015 in Hughesville.

Born August 31, 1965, in Muncy, she was a daughter of Patsy (Kocher) and the late Roy Charles. She married Aaron Lee Leitel.

Wendy enjoyed computer work, crafting, and spending time with her family.

Surviving, in addition to her husband and mother, are a daughter, Melanie Stewart of State College; two sons, Cory Charles and Aaron Lee Leitel Jr both of Bellefonte; five sisters, Kandy Moser of Hughesville, Robyn Miller of Osceola Mills, Sherri Giltner of Bradenton , FL, Mistie Charles of Durham, CT, and Shannon Cowher of Muncy; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 8, at the Hughesville Friends Church, 137 South Third St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

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

 

Posted: October7, 2015

Barbara "Barbie" Ayn Blizzard

Barbara "Barbie" Ayn Blizzard, 67, of Trout Run, passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Hospice.

Barbie was preceded in death by her parents, William and Aletha Blizzard, of Trout Run.

She was survived by one sister, Maureen Zuber, of Williamsport; three nephews; one niece; 15 great-nephews and nieces; and 12 great-great-nephews and nieces.

A small private celebration of her life will be held for "family only" in the Susquehanna Room at the downtown Williamsport Hampton Inn on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

I Corinthians 2:9, "But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him."

Barbie will be sorely missed.

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

 

Posted: October 8, 2015




David L. Martin, Sr.

David L. Martin, Sr., 75, of Williamsport, died Monday, October 5, 2015 at his home.

Born December 31, 1939 in Williamsport, he was a son of William E. and Ethel G. (Barr) Martin. He and his wife Connie R. “Tootie” Ellsworth were married October 1, 1960

David attended Williamsport High School and he retired from Susquehanna Supply after 43 years. He was a member of the Republican League, Newberry, and the Local Teamsters Union 764. He was an associate member of the F.O.P. Dave loved sports, and his cats and dogs. He was a very proud father and grandfather.

Surviving in addition to his wife Connie “Tootie”, are four children David L. Martin, Jr. (Jennifer) of Dunmore, Karen L. Reed of Williamsport, Tina Y. Martin of Elkton, MD, and Teresa M. Martin of Magnolia, DE, six grandchildren Samantha, Maddie, Paige, Tara, Tyrus, and Taryn.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in David’s name may be made to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A. 2805 Reach Road Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 6, 2015

Jason E. Montgomery

Jason E. Montgomery, 33, of Williamsport, adopted son of Dorothy (Cupp) Montgomery, and the late Walter E. Montgomery, Jr. unexpectedly passed away in Woodward, NJ on Monday, October 5, 2015, where he was working at the time.

Jason was born March 3, 1982, in Williamsport, son of Kimberly A. Deitch, and Mark E. Montgomery.

Jason graduated with a GED diploma. He worked as a dry wall hanger and was very skilled in his profession. He was also a wonderful artist and was known for his artistic tattoos.

Jason is survived by his children, Bradon and Makayla Montgomery, of Avis; sisters, Tonya Ross, of Cibolo, TX and Asya Laub, of Cape Canaveral, FL and a brother, Gavin Laub, Cape Canaveral, FL. He is also survived by some very special people in his life, aunt, Cindy Rizzo, his friend and mentor, Gregg Crouse and Amy Baird, the mother of his children.

Jason was preceded in death by his adopted father, Walter E. Montgomery.

A funeral service to honor the life of Jason will be held Monday at 11 A.M. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. There will be a viewing from 10 A.M. until the time of service.

Interment will be in Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a trust for his children, C/O Dorothy Montgomery, 1827 Dewy Ave. Williamsport, PA 17701

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 6, 2015

Robert E. Confer, Sr.

Robert E. Confer, Sr., 62, of Williamsport died at his home Saturday, October 3, 2015.

Bob was born May 19, `1953, in Jersey Shore, a son of the late Jacob O. and Beatrice D. (Allen) Confer.

Bob graduated from Williamsport Area High School, Class of 1971 and was a welder at the former E. Keeler Co. for over 20 years. He loved music and played the drums, guitar and the violin.

Bob is survived by a son, Robert (Tracy) Confer, Jr., Williamsport; daughter, Julia Prince, Gunnison, UT; three grandchildren, Scott A. Prince, Jr., Cole j. Prince and Skyler J. McCulley; two sisters, Beatrice Mitch, Florida and Debra (David) Winters, Jersey Shore and two brothers, Daniel (Trish) Tressler, DuBoistown and LaRue (Stefanie) Tressler, Sr., Antes Fort.

Bob was preceded in death by a brother, Jacob O. Confer, Jr. and a sister, Cindy Jean Confer.

A memorial service to honor Bob’s life will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in the First United Methodist Church, 604 Market St., Williamsport by Rev. Richard D. Waters.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October7, 2015




Edna E. Foust

Edna E. Foust, 91, of 1 Piatt St., Montgomery, died Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Gatehouse, Williamsport.

Born March 9, 1924 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Dewey and Naomi (Stiger) Chrisman. In 1946 she married Harold E. "Lefty" Foust, who preceded her in death March 24, 1987.

Edna was a 1942 graduate of South Williamsport High School. She retired after many years working in the knitting department for the former Montgomery Mills.

She was a member of Clinton Baptist Church, Montgomery.

Edna loved playing cards, especially pinochle and solitaire. She was also a member of the Montgomery and Muncy Senior Citizen's.

Surviving are one son, Ronald Foust, and one daughter, Pat Foust, both of Montgomery; one sister, Donna Hall, of Montoursville; six grandchildren, Debra, Michelle, Chris, Michael, Kelly and Brett; and 10 great-grandchildren, Ariel, Kayla, River, Forrest, Kasey, Trae, Addison, Damian, Devan and Case.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by one sister, Ruth Moran; and one brother-in-law, Ernest "Pete" Hall.

Friends will be received from Noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Clinton Baptist Church, 19 W. Houston Ave., Montgomery, where the funeral will be held at 1 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. David Jacobs, officiating.

Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the Clinton Baptist Church, 60 Warren St., Montgomery, PA 17752.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

Ryan A. Saar

Ryan A. Saar 43, of 510 Cemetery Street Williamsport died at home October 4, 2015

He was born in Williamsport on November 11, 1971 the son of Ronald E. and Sonja Adams Saar.

Ryan had been employed by Steam Specialist here in the city.

He is survived by his wife the former Coleen Parsons Saar, his parents Ronald and Sonja Saar of Cogan Station, his children Samantha Parsons and Zach Parsons both of this city, 2 grandchildren, sisters Collette (Brad) Forney and Corrin (Keith) Stiger both of Cogan Station and a brother Ronald Saar of Creedmoor N.C. as well as many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held in Wildwood Cemetery on Thursday morning at 11 am with the Rev Robert Wallace officiating.

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

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: October 6, 2015

Barbara A. Blizzard

Barbara A. Blizzard, 67, passed away on October 3, 2015 at ManorCare Health Services, South. Services are pending.

 

Posted: October 6, 2015




James H. Hill

James H. Hill, 71, of Cogan Station, died unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.

Born May 13, 1944, in Williamsport, he was a son of LeRoy J. and Geraldine (Hillyard) Hill Sr.

Jim attended Lycoming Christian Church, Linden. He was employed at Ray-O-Vac. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was an avid outdoorsman.

Surviving are a brother, LeRoy J. Hill Jr., of Williamsport; two sisters, Doris Mae Fisher and Jane Cryder; his companion of 30 years, Beverly J. Hall and her children, James, Warren, and Alvin Hall, her daughter, Connie Flad, and her grandson, John Hall; many nieces; nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, William Hill.

A graveside service to honor the life of Jim will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Woodward Township Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: October 5, 2015

Rose M. Getgen

Rose M. Getgen, 50, of Williamsport, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, October 2, 2015 at Grandview Health Homes, Danville.

Born June 30, 1965 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Diego and Maria (Barilla) Mileto. Her husband Brett L. Getgen died in 2001 after 13 years of marriage

She was a 1984 graduate of Williamsport High School. Rose was a member of Williamsport Assembly of God Church, and enjoyed gardening.

Surviving are six children Rebecca Getgen of Duboistown, Felicia Neyhart (Jimmy), Benjamin Getgen, Elizabeth Getgen, Brent Getgen, and Joshua Mileto all of Cogan Station, a step-daughter Jamie Janeralla (Adam) of Jersey Shore, two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, four siblings Connie Lepley (George) of Cogan Station, Maria Carpenter (Joe) of Cogan Station, Joe Mileto (Anna) of Williamsport and Tony Mileto (Doreen) of Williamsport and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 at the Christian Church of Cogan Station 5904 Lycoming Creek Road, followed by a memorial service to honor the life of Rose at 7 p.m. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Rose’s name may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 1311 Mamaroneck Ave. Suite 310 White Plains, NY 10605.

The family would like to thank the staff at ICU, and five East and West of the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com.

 

Posted: October 5, 2015

Rev. Charles W. Derr

Rev. Charles W. Derr, 88, of Montoursville, died Sunday October 4, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Betty L. (Miller) Derr, on August 23, 2009.

Born May 1, 1927, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Phillip and Jennie E. (Bachman) Derr.

Charles was a 1945 graduate of Williamsport Area High School. Following graduation he served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. After his service in the military he received his Bachelor of Art’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and his Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary College, Dallas, TX. Upon graduating from the seminary, Charles returned to the U.S. Navy and served as a Chaplain during the Korean War.

Charles and his late wife were missionaries for 34 years in Colombia, Canada, and Costa Rica. He was a member of Community Baptist Church and volunteered for the American Rescue Workers, Prison Fellowship, and served on the Board for Child Evangelism Fellowship. He was an avid Pennsylvania State University and Dallas Cowboy’s football fan.

Surviving are his three sons Mark E. (Ingrid) Derr and Kenneth C. (Jennifer) Derr, both of Toronto, Can., David P. (Sheila) Derr, of Harrisburg, a daughter, Kathryn R. Rice, of Williamsport, a sister, Jeanne Stone, of Williamsport, and 9 grandchildren.

A funeral service to honor the life of Charles will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 at Community Baptist Church, 1853 State Route 87, Montoursville, with the Rev. James F. Larkin officiating. Burial will follow in St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery, Fairfield Twp. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service at Community Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Charles’ name to Child Evangelism Fellowship, 460 Market St. Suite 214, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: October 5, 2015




Jonathan “Luke” Andrews

Jonathan “Luke” Andrews, 68, of Eagles Mere, took his last long walk off the 18th green of his life on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

Luke was born at home “at the place in the hollow” in Eagles Mere, delivered to Dene and Grace Andrews, by one of the areas last true country doctors, the late Michael Hydock, MD, of Sonestown.

Luke proudly graduated fourth grade from the former Eagles Mere Elementary School. He then survived eight years of Catholic education. Luke later received degrees from the Lehigh County Community College, Virginia Commonwealth University, and received his graduate degree from Pennsylvania State University.

He served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Over the years, Luke was employed by the Virginia State Department of Corrections, security for Three Mile Island generating plant, and retired after a career with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

Luke was a man of many interests. He enjoyed gardening, painting ceramics, cutting his own firewood, home maintenance, woodworking, participating in sports, as a participant, coach, and an official. Luke also enjoyed feeding and otherwise helping the wildlife of the area survive the winters, this in exchange for the beauty they gave back, a good peaceful nap, and he tremendously enjoyed good game of golf. He was fully at rest and peace when in the company of Mother Nature, but most of all; he was fulfilled by his family around him, especially his children, grandchildren, and wife Rose.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary of Eagles Mere; two daughters, Susan Andrews and husband Jeff Houseknecht of Montgomery, and Nicole Andrews and partner Mark DeVries of Cody, Wyoming; three grandchildren, the true apples of his eyes, Jenna, Kylie, and Maya Houseknecht. They brought sparkle to his eyes and love to his heart. The time he spent with them was at the top of his list of great memories. Luke is also survived by six sisters, Bernadette Andrews, Pat Sadowski, Beth Briere, Demetria Sapeinza, Gay Gering, and Jennifer Deters; and five brothers, Mathew, Stephen, Mark, Michael, and Eric.

In addition to his parents, Luke was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph “Pete”; a sister, Lynne; and a granddaughter, Gracie Houseknecht.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, October 10, 2015, at the Eagles Mere Cemetery, with Rev. Rebecca Cuddeback, officiating. A reception will follow at the Muncy Valley fire hall.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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: October 5, 2015

John J. Piccolo

John J. Piccolo passed away on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at the age of 98.

John was born on March 6, 1917, a son of Frank and Anna (Crisci) Piccolo in the Village of Tiadaghton.

John attended Williamsport Schools. He served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army during World War II and attained the rank of Sergeant before his honorable discharge in 1945.

He worked at Bethlehem Steel for 33 years before retiring at the age of 58.

Upon his retirement, John enjoyed his daily walks for many years with friends around Shaw Park path on Sherman Street. He loved watching his favorite sports teams including the Philadelphia Eagles and N.Y. Yankees.

He is survived by his sister, Katherine and many nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Antoinette Rosini, Angelina Casale and Rose Girardi; and four brothers, Joseph, Anthony, James and Frank.

The family would like to thank Dr. Lee Ciccarelli, the staff at Williamsport Home and the Rev. Brian Van Fossen for their compassion and care.

The family will receive family and friends in the church portico from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Michael Zipay officiating. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville, will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will provide the flowers and respectfully suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: October 5, 2015

Mary L. Bonnell

Mary L. Bonnell, 90, of Williamsport, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, surrounded by her family at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born Sept. 19, 1925, in Texas, she was the daughter of the late John and Lucille Ingram.

Mary was the wife of Irvin T. Bonnell who preceded her in death on May 12, 2006. Together they enjoyed 60 years of marriage.

Mary retired from AVCO after 25 years of service working in the Time Study Department. She was a member of Third Street United Methodist Church and her greatest joy was being with her family. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting, fishing and cheering for the Dallas Cowboys. After retirement she volunteered at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Surviving are two daughters, Cindy B. (Perry) Reed, of Pennsdale and Karen B. (Anthony) Maseto, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandchildren, Jenny (Clyde) Reed, of South Williamsport, Heather Walker, of Charolette, N.C., and Justin (Danyhl) Maseto, of Cherry Tree; great-grandsons, Logan, Dawson, Tyler, Anthony and Parker; and sisters-in-law, Margaret Bower, of Montoursville and Catherine Bonnell, of White Pine.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

A funeral service to honor the life of Mary will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Summit Cemetery, White Pine. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

The family will provide flowers and suggest memorial donations be made in Mary’s name to Third Street United Methodist Church, 931 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or The Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Knight Confer Funeral Home

 

Posted: October 5, 2015




Ronald E. Flook, Sr.

Ronald E. Flook, Sr., 78, of South Williamsport, died Thursday, October 1, 2015 at his home.

Born May 9, 1937 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Harold and Harriet (Baker) Flook. He married Donna L. Springman in 1978, who survives him.

Ron had worked as a custodian at Central Elementary School for over 37 years before his retirement in 1999. He was a life member of the Lycoming County Chapter of the PA Assoc. of School Retirees. He was a member of the VFW and Moose Lodge. He enjoyed drinking coffee, eating brownies, watching Fox News and Cops, fishing and hunting. He loved being with his family and always having a to do list and cracking jokes with them.

Surviving in addition to his wife Donna are a daughter Harriet A. Flook (Terry Berkheiser) of South Williamsport, two sons Ronald E. Flook, Jr. (Jessica Bower) of South Williamsport, and Tim Flook of Williamsport, three grandchildren Emily Berkheiser, Gabryela and Emma Flook, and his beloved dog Oreo.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

A funeral service to honor the life of Ronald will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: October 2, 2015

Michael J. “Mike” Harman, Sr.

Michael J. “Mike” Harman, Sr., 62, of Nicholson and formerly of Williamsport, died on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the Regional Hospital of Scranton.

He was born on July 11, 1953 in Williamsport and was the son of the late George K. and Anna (Steele) Harman, Sr.

Michael was married to the late Rebecca (Deeter) Harman who had died in September 2000.

He had attended Door Fellowship and enjoyed working on cars.

Michael is survived by three sons and one daughter-in-law; Michael J. Harman, Jr. of Williamsport, Leroy A. Harman, Sr. and wife Ann of Williamsport, Timothy A. Harman of Somerset and Anthony M. Harman of Williamsport, one step daughter; Cynthia Deeter of Williamsport, 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and two brothers; George K. Harman, Jr. of Lock Haven and Kenneth E. Harman of Allenwood. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister; Eileen Wertz.

There will be a public viewing 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., Williamsport followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Paul Browne will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

 

Posted: October 5, 2015

Albert “Al” J. Duna Jr.

Albert “Al” J. Duna Jr, 54, of Huntersville, died Friday, October 2, 2015 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born September 18, 1961 in Hazelton, he was the son of Albert and Laura (Wenner)Duna.  He married the former, Monica C.Schwartz, and together they celebrated 28 years of marriage. 

Al was a member of the Muncy VFW and the Muncy American Legion.  Al enjoyed nascar, his work, Budweiser, and above all he loved his children.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, Emil Albert Duna, and John "Squeakerman" Duna both of Muncy;  and three siblings, Scott (Stephanie) Duna of Drums, Lori (Alan) Miller of Drums, and Randy Duna of Florida. 

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 7 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Jane O’Borski officiating.  Burial will follow in Webster Cemetery, Huntersville.  Friends may call Tuesday, October 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: October 5, 2015




Florence L. Kuntz

Florence L. Kuntz, 101, of Haagen Ln., Beech Creek passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College.

Born on January 16, 1914 in Beech Creek, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Hayes and Minnie Sophia Martz Kline.

Florence was a graduate of Beech Creek High School.

In New London, CT she married the love of her life, Charles P. Kuntz whom she would have celebrated 63 years of marriage with in November.

Because of her husband’s service in the Navy, she was one of the first women to travel on a nuclear submarine.

Florence was a member of the Laurel Run United Methodist Church.

She was also a member of the American Legion, Beech Creek.

Florence enjoyed gardening and creating pictures with dried flowers.

In addition to her husband she is survived by a sister, Marjorie L. Dunkle of Mill Hill and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Edwin Kline, and a sister, Hazel Yarnell.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with the Rev. Bruce Wallace officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton County S.P.C.A. though the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: October 1, 2015

Dawn Marie Baker Milheim

Dawn Marie Baker Milheim, 48, a resident of Williamsport, PA, passed away as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Tuesday, November 22, 1966, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Baker and Rebecca Ann (Lawton) Oden.

Dawn was a graduate of Muncy High School. She was employed by Unique Industries at Montoursville, PA .

She is survived by two sons, David L. Wertz, Jr., Montgomery, PA; Dylan J. Milheim, Milton, PA; three siblings, Daniel L. Baker, Jr., Montgomery, PA; Danielle Marie Baker, Harrisburg, PA; Becky Jo Bertino, S. Williamsport, PA and her step-father, Clifford Oden.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA from 11:00 - 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 4, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to David Wertz, Jr., 939 Saegers Station Road, Montgomery, PA 17752 to help defray funeral expenses.

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

 

Posted: October 1, 2015

Theodore N. Solomon

Theodore N. Solomon, 82, of Williamsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at his home.

Born Sept. 15, 1933, in Kelly Township, he was a son of the late Raymond E. and Dorothy E. (Criswell) Solomon. Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Joan F. (McHale) Solomon who he married on Feb. 23, 1957.

Ted served in the U.S. Naval Reserves for 8 years. He was the manager for the Williamsport Parking Authority for 30 years. He was also employed with H. Warshow & Sons, Inc. as a weaver and a correctional officer at the Lycoming County Prison.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker parish, New Berlin Heritage Association and Union County Historical Society. Ted enjoyed hunting, fishing and genealogy. Most of all he loved his family and was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Mark R. (Sherry) Solomon, of Bloomsburg, Jeffrey A. (Lynne) Solomon, of Spencerport, N.Y., Kathleen A. (Dalbys) Kreisher, of Linden, Kevin, M. (Patricia) Solomon, of Millville; two sisters, Janet F. (John) Dougherty and Donna L. (David) Brennan, both of Williamsport; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday in the portico at St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Ted’s name to St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 711 W. Edwin St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: October 1, 2015




Bernice E. Chesney

Bernice E. Chesney, 89, of Williamsport died Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Rose View Court.

Born August 28, 1926 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Helen Long Newton.

Bernice was a graduate of South Williamsport High School. She has worked for the Grit, the Carroll House and retired from the Vanity Shop. Bernice enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. She was a member of South Williamsport United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her children, David J. (Vicki) Chesney, of Rose Valley, Linda “Linn” A. Chesney, of Milton, and Barbara J. Chesney, of Williamsport, 7 grandchildren, Karen, Amy, Mark, Scott, Lindsay, Curtis and Angela, ten great-grandchildren, Andrew, Nathan, Michael, Megan, Colin, Corey, Alyssa, Logan, Justice and Courtney.

In addition to her parents Bernice was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, John D. “Jack” Chesney, her siblings, Lois Johns, Ruth DeSau, William, Ralph, Robert and infant brother Jack Newton, and a daughter-in-law, Gloria Chesney.

A memorial service to honor the life of Bernice will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 10 at South Williamsport United Methodist Church, 409 Main Street, South Williamsport with the Rev. Mark D. Brumbach officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery.
The family would like to give a special thank you for the loving care that she received from the staff and residents at Rose View Court and the Rehab Department at Rose View Center.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Bernice’s name to South Williamsport United Methodist Church, 409 Main Street, South Williamsport, PA 17702 or Rose View Court 1251 Rural Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 1, 2015

Jean Reed Snyder

Jean Reed Snyder, 94, peacefully passed away September 29, 2015 at the Gatehouse in Williamsport.

She was born in Jersey Shore on February 12, 1921 to the late Anson and Tressa Harer Gamble.

As the last living sibling, Jean was a supportive and dedicated sister to Rev. Jacob Gamble, Rev. Fredrick Gamble and Frances Stroup. She worked during her youth to fund both her brothers’ Baptist seminary tuition. She spent her life eager to help and serve others. Jean graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1939.

Jean married Charles D. “Dave” Reed in 1944, who died in 1961. They had 3 children: the late Steve (Heather) Reed of Williamsport; Tom (Cindy) Reed of Hilton Head Island, SC; and Deb (Jim) Lakis of South Williamsport, with whom she resided the past several years. She is also survived by her grandchildren Brian & Matt Reed and Ben & Molly Lakis, 3 great-grandchildren, and the family of Woodrow Snyder, to whom she was married in 1979 until his death in 1997.

During her life she enjoyed time with her family, boating or jet skiing on the Susquehanna River, as well as traveling the USA and Europe. She dedicated her life to quality time with family and looked forward to hosting family dinners with all her children and grandchildren, as well as summer picnics at the River with all her extended family. Her love, compassion and encouragement will be missed by all family members and her many friends.

Jean had served on the Board of Directors of the C.A. Reed Company and was involved in many civic organizations, including past president of the local YWCA. Throughout the years, Jean always served her Lord through a variety of church ministries and also supported all of her children’s activities. Having lived a very full life, she looked forward to entering an eternal peace and joining her family and her Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven.

A Life Celebration Service will be held Tuesday, October 13th at 11AM at the Faith Wesleyan Church, 1033 Tucker St, Williamsport, PA 17701, with Rev. Tim Hartzell officiating. The family will receive friends from 10AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, Jean requested any memorial contributions be made to her church. A private family burial service will be at Wildwood Cemetery.

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

 

Posted: October 1, 2015

Florence M. Barnhart

Florence M. Barnhart, 94, of Castanea passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Susque View Home where she received fantastic care from the nurses and aides in Unit 4 on the third floor.

Born on October 17, 1920 in Castanea she was the daughter of the late Albert B. and Florence M. Schroat Jacobs.

Florence was a 1939 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

On December 9, 1941 she married the love of her life, Lester L. Barnhart who preceded her in death on January 23, 1984.

Florence was employed by Crissman’s Meat Packing as a secretary.

She was a member of the Castanea United Methodist Church.

Florence was also a member of the Eastern Star.

She enjoyed doing needlepoint and loved cats, especially her surviving kitty, Tinker.

Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Robert K. and Freda Jacobs of Castanea and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by five siblings: Ernest, Paul, Fritz, Joyce, and Glenn.

A Memorial Service will be announced upon completion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Clinton County PAWS of Hope through the funeral home.

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

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

 

Posted: October 1, 2015




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