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Obituaries ~ October 2016
 



Francis M. Stark

Francis M. Stark, 71, of Castanea, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 at his home.

Fran was born in Williamsport on April 24, 1945, the son of the late Howard and Mary Hostrander Stark.

He was a 1963 graduate of St. Joseph’s High School of Williamsport.

On May 28, 1966 in Williamsport, Fran married the former Darla J. Saiers, whom survives.

Fran was a veteran of the U.S. National Guard.

He was an active member and elder of the Lock Haven Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Fran was employed at Piper Aircraft, Bill MacIntyre Chevrolet and Fairfield Hyundai until his retirement.

He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his grandchildren and doing yardwork at his home. He also enjoyed weight lifting and exercising.

In addition to his wife, Fran is survived by a daughter, Kristen (Buddy) Barzona of Mill Hall; a son, Kreg (Lori) Stark of Lock Haven; three siblings, Joseph (Ann) Stark, Blanche (Tom) Marnon and Pat (Buzz) Bower, all of Williamsport; four grandchildren, Alexya and Geo Barzona and Kyler and Rocco Stark; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 4 p.m. at the Lock Haven Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 612 Frederick St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745 with Pastor Anthony Crawford officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Divine Providence Gatehouse Hospice.

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.donaldwalkefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: October 31, 2016

Barbara J. Robey

Barbara J. Robey, 67, of South Williamsport, died Oct. 30, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 26, 1949 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late John F. and Ruby (Baker) Wilson.

Barb retired from Primus Technologies and was a member of the Tiadaghton Quilt Guild and the American Legion Post #104 Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband, Wesley L. Robey and a son, Jeffery M. (Rachel) Powers of Pennsdale.

A memorial Mass will be held 9:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 4 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport with Rev. Michael Zipay as celebrant. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Following the committal service there will be a luncheon in the church social hall.

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

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: October 31, 2016

Mary E. Sortman

Mary E. Sortman, 85, of DuBoistown, died Monday, October, 31, 2016 at Rose View Center.

Born April 4, 1931 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Charles N. and Phyllis R. (Atkinson) Reamer.

Mary was a 1949 graduate of South Williamsport High School, and she worked many years as a bank teller at Jersey Shore State Bank in DuBoistown. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, and enjoyed reading, tatting and taking walks.

Surviving are three sons Daniel L. Hall (Patrice) of Hickory, NC , Charles W. Hall (Heather) of Heggins and Jonathan D. Hall (Robin) of Mosquito Valley, 10 grandchildren, one great grandson, step-children Christy Saling (Ed), Donald Sortman (Janice), Jenny Hyde (Paul), and James Sortman (Donna), many step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, and her former spouse Russell Hall.

She was preceded in death by her husband Hall E. Sortman, a granddaughter MariJo Hall, and two siblings Charles N. Reamer and Jane Laughton.

A funeral service to honor Mary’s life will be held 11 a.m. Friday, November 4 at Trinity Episcopal Church 844 West Fourth St. Williamsport, with the Rev. Canon Ken Wagner-Pizza officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10-10:45 a.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 31, 2016




Florence Mae Aderhold

Florence Mae Aderhold, 95, of Montoursville, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 at her home with her family by her side. Surviving is her husband of 63 years, Howard C. Aderhold.
Born January 12, 1921, in Grampian, she was a daughter of the late Freeman and Lillian (Shaffer) Curry.

Florence was a cashier at Harrison Brothers Meats and then worked 27 years at Mansour Jewelers in Ithaca, NY.

She was a member of Heshbon Park United Methodist Church.
Florence will be best remembered as a fabulous wife, loving mother, and fun-filled Nana. She was a wonderful cook, seamstress, scout leader, Sunday school teacher, and retired “sales lady”.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Norman Cowden (Mary Ann), of Duboistown, two daughters, Connie Lou Friedman (Louis), of Pasadena, CA and Elaine Lillian Aderhold-Dalrymple (Bill), of Lodi, WI, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Curry.
A funeral service to honor the life of Florence will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 2 at Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, 2898 Heshbon Road, Williamsport with the Rev. Robert G. Wallace officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Heshbon Park United Methodist Church.

A committal service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, November 3 in Oak Hill Cemetery, in Curwensville.

The family welcomes any floral tributes or memorial contributions may be made in Florence’s name to Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, 2898 Heshbon Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.
Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: October 31, 2016

 

William G. Crawford Jr.

William G. Crawford Jr, 78, of Muncy, died Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Born June 5, 1938 in Turbotville, he was a son of the late William Grant and the late Mary (Aunkst) Crawford. He married the former Jean Marie Fink, and together they would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on December 28, 2016.

William was an active member of the Church of the Resurrection. He enjoyed farming, John Deere tractors, raising animals, but above all he loved spending time with family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters: Lori Ann (Chris) Girio of Muncy and Barbara Lynn (Tom) Spring of Quarryville; a son, Ronald W. Crawford of Hughesville; four sisters, Ruth Catherman of Milton, Inez Boyer of Dalmatia, Barbara Robbins of Watsontown, and Gloria McClintock of Watsontown; a brother, Robert Crawford of Turbotville; eight grandchildren, Derek Smith, Thomas Spring, Shawn Smith, Scott Smith, Megan Spring, Jennifer Mordan, Katie Mordan, and Rachel Spring; and 11 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Y. Mordan; a granddaughter, Jessica M. Crawford; two brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held 12 p.m. Thursday, November 3 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Glenn McCreary officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: October 31, 2016

Clifford L. Lyons

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

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

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

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

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

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

 

Posted: October 31, 2016




Mary Lou Jenks

Mary Lou Jenks, 82, of Williamsport passed away with her family by her side on Thursday October 27, 2016 at her home.

Born January 23, 1934 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Grace (Houser) Bailey. She married Charles S. Jenks on March 15, 1958 and together they shared 45 years of marriage before his passing on March 8, 2004.

Mary Lou was a graduate of Williamsport High School and a member of Oak Grove Alliance Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking, bingo, playing cards and yard sales. Her greatest passion in life was spending time with her family.

Surviving are two children, Jane Miller (Louis) of Williamsport, and Charles Jenks (Lisa) both of Williamsport; a granddaughter Lindsey Miller (Damian Colegrove), a great granddaughter Leah Miller, and a brother James Bailey (Loretta).

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters Ethel Fike and Emma Caputo.

A funeral service to honor the life of Mary Lou will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 1 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street Williamsport with The Rev. Edgar Manns officiating. Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Sanders Mortuary

Memorial contributions may be made in Mary Lou’s name to Oak Grove Alliance Church 1680 Fox Hollow Road Williamsport, PA 17701 or Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o Susquehanna Hospice 1100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport,

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 28, 2016

Marion E. Dailey

Marion E. (Seitzer) Dailey, 96, of Williamsport, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at Golden Living Center-Mansion, Sunbury. She was preceded in death by her husband of 16 years, William P. Dailey Sr.

Born Dec. 29, 1919, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Florence (Cohick) Seitzer.

She was employed at the former Wundies for 34 years. She was a 50 year member of St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and assisted on various committees. For more than 10 years Marion was the leader of the Navy Mothers of America.

She was an everyday mother and grandmother who had a passion for baking and cooking. Her children and grandchildren will miss her delicious Halloween pumpkin cookies and peanut brittle, her canned fruits and vegetables, and her homemade spaghetti sauce. She was well known as someone who always wanted to give and not receive. Marion would make homemade vegetable soup and deliver it to the neighbors, sew wheel chair covers for residents in nursing homes and put together treats and toys and take them to the local SPCA.
She was an avid gardener and loved her flowers. She enjoyed feeding and watching the birds especially the cardinals. Most of all, Marion was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

Surviving are three sons, Dennis A. Dailey (Linda), of Williamsport, Duane I. Dailey (Charlotte), of Linden, and Gary W. Dailey, Sr., of Milton; a daughter, Ethel Mae Verkey (Jan), of Leesburg, Fla.; a stepson, William P. Dailey Jr. (Rita), of Conn.; a brother, Ralph P. Seitzer (Pauline), of Williamsport; 12 grandchildren, Crystal, Shelly, Brian, Dennis Jr. (Donna), Jeffrey, Dawn Ann (Brad), Gary Wayne Jr. (Natasha), Amanda, Brenda, Douglas âD.J.ã, William (Christine) and Cindy (Steve); 23 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two stepsons, Charles E. Dailey and Gerald J. Dailey; two brothers, George Seitzer Sr. and Lester âBrickã Seitzer; two sisters, Evelyn Kroft and Erma Allen.

A funeral service to honor the life of Marion will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport with the Rev. Carl Ford Peterson. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Marion’s name to St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church, 1427 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneraHome.com.

 

Posted: October 31, 2016

Ruth Yvonne (Pogue) Spong

Ruth Yvonne (Pogue) Spong, 75, of Jersey Shore, died Friday, October 28, 2016 at her residence.

She was married to James Stiles “Jim” Spong, who survives, in 1979 and they have celebrated 37 years as husband and wife.

Ruth was born on January 10, 1941 in Lock Haven and was the daughter of the late John Henry and Maude Ella (Myers) Pogue. She was a member of the Life Tree Church, Jersey Shore where she was very active. She was an avid reader, enjoyed crocheting and was active and involved in her cancer support group.

In addition to her husband, Jim, she is survived by one daughter; Terresa L. “Tess” Mancini (Gary) of Lords Valley, two grandchildren; Nathan A. Krape and Amanda N. Mancini, both of Lords Valley, one great-grandson; Nicholas M. Krape of Port Jervis, NY, one brother; Edward F. Pogue (Lee) of Hollywood, FL, sister-in-law; Irene Fravel (Spong) of Howard, several nieces and nephews and very special friends; Tim and Chris McDonnell of Jersey Shore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin brother; Earl H. Pogue and two nephews.

There will be a public viewing 1 – 2 p.m. Monday, October 31, 2016 at the Life Tree Church, 500 River Road, Jersey Shore, where the funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Don Peters will officiate the service. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Life Tree Church or to the Susquehanna Health Foundation, marked Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: October 31, 2016




Homer E. Haight

Homer E. Haight, 90, of Jersey Shore, passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born on March 2, 1926 in Woolrich, the son of Walter and Sara (Smithgall) Haight.

Homer joined the United States Navy in 1944 and served in WWII upon the USS Rushmore (LSD14). He achieved many medals during his time served. On October 17, 1947, he married Lois E. Kline and they celebrated 61 years of marriage until her passing in 2008. Homer had been employed at Piper Aircraft, as a supervisor for over 30 years. He was a member of the Lycoming Christian Church. Homer enjoyed hunting and was very musically talented, being able to play any instrument; he had been a member of a country western band.

Homer is survived by 2 sons, Alan “Butch” (Sandra) Haight of Watsontown, Nelson Haight, of Lock Haven, 2 daughters, Mary Slaugenwhite of Jersey Shore and Barb (Dave) Ossont, both of Jersey Shore; he is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Homer was predeceased by 2 brothers and 6 sisters and his son-in-law, Leslie Slaugenwhite.

Please make memorial contributions to the Clinton County VA, 311 Frederick Street Suite B, Lock Haven, PA 17745 in lieu of flowers.

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

Please send you condolences to the family at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: October 27, 2016

Evelyn M. Eisner

Evelyn M. Eisner, 92, of Cogan Station, passed away Wed. Oct. 19, 2016 at Manor Care North in Williamsport. Evelyn was born May 18, 1924 in Bodines, the daughter of the late Reuben and Mary (Michaels) Entz.

In 1948 Evelyn married the late Leroy G. Eisner. Evelyn was a homemaker and over the years she would clean houses for others, but most of all she simply loved just being in the comfort of her own home. She was a member of the Bodines Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son, David (Gloria) Eisner of Cogan Station, a daughter, Marie Brown (Jack Rice), of Broad Top, PA, 2 sisters, Helen Moore, of Muncy and Magdaline Butler, of Hughesville. Evelyn is also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Leroy, Evelyn was predeased by a son, Leroy “Butch” Eisner, 2 brothers Earl and Russell Entz and 2 sisters, Lilly Jane Roles and Eloise Matthews.

Graveside services will be 10 AM Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Green Lawn Memorial Park, 62 Rt. 54 Hwy, Montgomery.

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

 

Posted: October 27, 2016

Margaret M. Mondell

Margaret M. Mondell, 90, of Loyalsock Twp., died at her residence on Oct. 25, 2016. She was born Nov. 19, 1925 in Avis, the daughter of James and Lucy (Gallo) Mondell.

She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and 11 siblings.

Surviving are many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 31 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville with Rev. Michael McCormick as celebrant. Burial will follow in Jersey Shore Cemetery. Friends and family will be received from 9:45 -10:45 a.m., Monday, Oct. 31at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.

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

 

Posted: October 27, 2016




Nick S. Mondell

Nick S. Mondell, 87, of Montoursville, died Oct. 25, 2016 at The Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born Feb. 8, 1929 in Avis, the son of James and Lucy (Gallo) Mondell.

Nick retired as a barber in Muncy and also had worked in Montoursville and Williamsport. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and was active in the church parish council and the church catering. He was also a member of Eugene Grafius American Legion Post #104, Sons of Italy, Loyalsock Mens Club, 40 & 8 Club and was a social member of the Montoursville Fire Department. Nick also coached little league baseball and was a Boy Scout Master.

Nick was preceded in death by his parents and 11 siblings.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years the former, Lucy Arduini; sons, David (Joanne) and Stephen (Kathleen) and four grandchildren, Angela, Lisa, Ryan and Maria.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 28 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville, with Rev. Michael McCormick as celebrant. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the honor guard of the Lycoming County Korean War Veterans. There will be no visitation.

In Nick’s memory memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or to The Gatehouse Divine Providence Hospital 1100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: October 26, 2016

Lauren Harper Rice

Lauren Harper Rice, 2 ½ months, infant daughter of Nicholas S. Rice and Kasey Jo Steinbacher, died Oct. 18, 2016 at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford.

She was born Aug. 6, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Surviving in addition to her parents of Fredericksburg, VA are paternal grandfather, Scott (step grandmother, Lorraine) Rice of Chesapeake, VA; paternal grandmother, Mary Konoski (step grandfather, Edward Wooster) of Montgomery; maternal grandfather, Michael (step grandmother, Kim) Steinbacher of Montoursville; maternal grandmother, Lora (step grandfather, David) Bausinger of Hughesville; paternal great-grandmother, Christine Rice of Canton; maternal great-grandmother, Donna Steinbacher of Concord, NH and maternal great-grandparents, Patricia and Daniel Milheim of Williamsport.

A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 715 Pikes Peak Rd., Allenwood with Pastor Michael A. Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Elimsport Cemetery. Friends and family will be received from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.

Handprint
You were lying in my arms,
As I tried to say goodbye,
"It might be for the best," they said,
But I knew that was a lie.

I gazed at your little handprint,
Given to us that day,
You wouldn't feel pain again,
But I wanted you to stay.

You fought for every breath you took,
Never letting go,
Until one day God made you His,
Leaving all of us below.

Although you couldn't walk or talk,
Or even count to ten,
Your short life had more impact,
Than a hundred million men.

- Mommy & Daddy
(written by Tony Doiron)

 

Posted: October 27, 2016

A. Rosemary Dugan

A. Rosemary Dugan, 78, of 1610 Sycamore Rd., Montoursville, died on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the Gatehouse. Her Husband William Dugan passed away on September 25, 2006

She was born on January 17, 1938 in Jersey Shore and was the daughter of Guy and Dorothy Sees Sachette.

Rosemary was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School. She worked for Comfort Keepers.

She is survived by one son, Eric (Missy) Wolfe of Williamsport; two daughters, Kelli (Jimmy, Jr.) Daldo of Cogan Station, and Roseann (Allan) Husband, of Williamsport; six grandchildren, Valerie Sciacca, Amy Sciacca, Cody Daldo, Austin Daldo, Addyson Wolfe, and Zane Wolfe.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Rosemary’s name be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation, The Gatehouse 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701or to North Central PA Dialysis, 1660 Sycamore Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: October 27, 2016




Dr. Gordon A. 'Gordie' Shaw Jr.

Dr. Gordon A. "Gordie" Shaw Jr., 70, of Williamsport, passed away on Oct. 22, 2016, at Hershey Medical Center from complications following a heart attack and surgery.

Born Nov. 21, 1945, in Lebanon, Pa., where his father was serving in the army.
After completing medical training, he served in the U.S. Navy, and received a Letter of Commendation for outstanding service from the U.S. Surgeon General. He then joined the radiology practice at Williamsport Hospital in 1977, retiring in 2015. He was twice named as Care Physician and listed in "Best Doctors in America."

Gordie was respectful and kind to everyone he met, and always put others before himself. He was an avid reader and lifelong learner. He enjoyed travel and the outdoors, river rafting, hiking and European trips with his wife Margie. Gordie was a true scholar and gentle-man.

A devoted husband, father, and brother, he is survived by his wife of 46 years, Margie, and three children, Dr. Gordon Shaw III (Janice), Tony Shaw (Siobhan), and Erin Shaw Wood (Cutter); his sister, Nancy Shaw; and three grandchildren, Lila, Gordon IV and Cavan.

A gathering of friends in his memory will take place in the rotunda of the James V. Brown Library on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. A brunch reception at the Peter Herdic House will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North Central Pennsylvania Conservancy, 330 Government Place, Williamsport, PA 17701 or the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: October 26, 2016

Patricia M. Parker

Patricia M. Parker, 77, of Williamsport died Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the Roseview Center.

Born March 8, 1939 in Ralston, PA she was a daughter of the late Linzy and Harriet Buckingham Gardner.

Patricia was employed by the former Harrison Brothers Meat Packing. She enjoyed playing cards on Saturday night and was a fan of Jeff Gordon and the Green Bay Packers.

Patricia is survived by her husband of 56 years, Roland Parker, five children, Jeannie (Thomas) Reinsel of Linden, Dennis (Dina) Parker, Donna Confer, David Parker, Linda (Robert Jr.) Harris all of Williamsport, four sisters, Janice Reeder, Eleanor Reid, Nancy Ottenmiller and Della Toner all of Williamsport, 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Carline Woodward, Robert Gardner and Linzy Gardner, Jr.

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

Interment will be held at Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made Sanders Mortuary to assist with final expenses.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 26, 2016

Winifred I. "Winnie" Bidlespacher

Winifred I. "Winnie" Bidlespacher, 99, of Williamsport, passed away, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at the Williamsport Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean F. Bidlespacher, May 18, 1990.

Born Jan. 19, 1917, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Harry E. and Martha (Kleese) Aderhold.

Winnie was a 1934 graduate of Hepburnville High School. She retired in 1981 from Sylvania Electric after 33 years as an inspector.

She was the longest member of Heshbon United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Newberry and Heshbon Senior Citizens. She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 321. Winnie enjoyed cooking, baking, playing cards and entertaining. Her family will miss her baking apple pies, apple dumplings and chocolate chip cookies; they will especially miss her delicious coconut cake.

Surviving are a son, Gary L. Bidlespacher and wife Loretta, of King Ferry, N.Y.; a very special brother-in-law, Max Dangle and wife Dorothy; a dear cousin, Frank Stiger and wife Helen; three grandchildren, Ronna Woodhams, Scott Bidlespacher (Kerry) and Todd Bidlespacher (Kelly); six great-grandchildren, Nick Woodhams (Anna), Kateland Woodham, Zachary, Sarah, Julia, and Alea Bidlespacher; a great-granddaughter, Lyra; three nieces, Lisa Guise (Greg), Ruth Pile, and Edie Gross; 15 great-nieces and nephews; many great-great-nieces and nephews, numerous great-great-great-nieces and nephews; and a former daughter-in-law, Doris McHenry.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ronald E. Bidlespacher, surviving is his wife, Nancy Bidlespacher, of Seneca Falls, N.Y.; two brothers and three sisters; and a special friend, Charles Reaser.

A viewing will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. A memorial service to honor the life of Winifred will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31 at Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, 2898 Heshbon Road, Williamsport, with the Rev. Robert Wallace officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Winifred's name to Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, 2898 Heshbon Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

The Bidlespacher family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at the Williamsport Home for their extra special attention and going above and beyond in caring for Winifred.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: October 26, 2016




Karen A. (Jones) Garrett

Karen A. (Jones) Garrett, 72 of Williamsport passed away at her home Monday October 24, 2016.

Karen was born November 20, 1943, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Gladys (Meyers) Jones. She is survived by her spouse Stephen H. Garrett.

Karen graduated from Punxsutawney High School, Class of 1961 and was a self-employed home health care provider. In her spare time she was a member of the Eastern Star and enjoyed gardening.

In addition to her husband, Karen is survived by two sons, Mark H. (Rhonda) Jones, Dubois and Erik A. (Heather) Nybo, Williamsport; two grandchildren, Mark Jones, Atlanta, GA and Megan Wos, Punxsutawney and two great-granddaughters.

At Karen’s request, all services will be at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Williamsport.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: October 26, 2016

Robert William “Bill” Newberry

Robert William “Bill” Newberry, 38, of Sand Ridge Rd., Howard, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016 at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Born on November 16, 1977 in Delaware, OH, he was the son of Donald and Pamela J. Glass Newberry, Jr.

Bill was a 1996 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

He then served in the United States Marine Corp for four years.

On June 19, 2006 he married the love of his life, Tina Palski Newberry.

Bill was a self-employed appliance repairman and electrician. He also ran his own You Tube channel.

Along with his family, he attended Zion Community Church.

Bill enjoyed many hobbies including photography, fishing, working on cars, building computers, and riding his motorcycle.

Most important to Bill, though, was the time he spent with his children.

Surviving are his parents, Donald and Pamela Newberry, Jr. of Howard; his wife, Tina Newberry of Howard; his son, Robert William Newberry, Jr. of Howard; his daughter, Josie Marie Newberry of Howard; three brothers: Danny (Jennifer) Newberry of Lock Haven, Donnie (Jennifer) Newberry of Frackville, and Ben (Stephanie) Cross of Lock Haven; two sisters, Michelle Duffield of Bellefonte and Pamela Newberry of Phillipsburg; his paternal grandmother, Phyllis Newberry of Lock Haven; his maternal grandmother, Betty Glass of Shippensburg; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Daniel and Leona Palski of Antes Fort; his brother-in-law, Andrew Palski of Avis; and many nephews and nieces.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 3 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Pastor Scott Brown officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 1 P.M. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests that you follow Brian’s example and do a good deed for someone in need.

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

 

Posted: October 26, 2016

Janet E. Wolf

The kind and compassionate soul of Janet E. Wolf, 64, has passed away peacefully on Friday, October 21, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA.

Janet was born in Williamsport on January 17, 1952, the daughter of the late Clyde and Betty Miller Rogers.

Janet is survived by her husband of 35 years, Stephen E. Wolf.

Janet was a 1969 graduate of Williamsport High School, and received her Bachelor's of Science from Mansfield University in 1973, where she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. In 1973, Janet began her career in early childhood education at Lycoming Child Care on Brandon Avenue, which was later moved to Newberry on Memorial Avenue, and then transitioned to the Director at the YMCA LCCC in Loyalsock. In August, she had completed her 43rd year of working with young children and shaping their early years. Janet was passionate about her job and loved working with children.

In her free time, she also enjoyed her two labradors, playing games, and spending time with her family, friends, and grandson. Janet always had a kind word to share, joke to laugh at, and a listening ear to both friends and complete strangers. She and her husband Stephen were members of the Sons of Italy Lodge 2786. Although she had cared for and loved hundreds of children over the years, as well as her own three children, Janet's smile has never been brighter since her grandson Caden entered this world in November 2015.

Janet is survived by three children, Adam M. Wolf and Amanda M. (Kevin) Eldred, both of Williamsport, and Amy M. Wolf, of Hermitage, PA. Janet is also survived by a grandson, Caden J. Eldred, siblings Darrell (Ginny) Rogers and Margie (Tom) Withers, both of Montoursville, sister-in-law Cindy Rogers of Gettysburg, and several nieces and nephews. Janet was preceded in death by her brother, Clyde "Bud" Rogers, of Gettysburg. Now all of Janet's many friends and family have their own guardian angel in heaven.

Funeral services will be held at Garden View Church of Christ, 1941 Princeton Avenue, with Rev. Marie Harris officiating.

Calling hours will be held at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 East Third Street, Williamsport, on Thursday, October 27th, from 6-8 pm, and again at the church on Friday, October 28th, from 10-11 am, followed by a funeral service at 11 am.

Burial will be at the Woodward Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.StJude.org.

 

Posted: October 26, 2016




Bryan Michael Hawkins

Bryan Michael Hawkins, 39, of Montoursville passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016 at his residence.

Born June 29, 1977 in Williamsport, he was the son of Michael and Susan Michaels Hawkins.

Bryan was a 1995 graduate of Montoursville High School. He worked for various companies in the construction industry.

Bryan attended Greenview Alliance Church. He enjoyed drawing and sketching, listening to music, playing video games, camping and was a huge fan of the Minnesota Vikings. His greatest love was spending time with his son, and his family. Brian had a big heart and would do anything to help someone in need.

In addition to his parents, Bryan is survived by his companion and love of his life, April Rainey and their son, Alexander Michael Hawkins, a sister, Jolene Marie (Andy) Marshall of Montoursville, and niece and nephew, Emily and Drew Marshall.

A viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport and on Friday morning from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. at Greenview Alliance Church, 1955 Warrensville Road, Montoursville. A celebration of life service to honor the life of Bryan will follow at 11 a.m. Friday at Greenview Alliance Church with the Rev. Ronald Raymer, officiating.

Interment will be in Montoursville Cemetery. Following the interment, there will be a luncheon held at Greenview Alliance Church.

The family welcomes flowers, or a donation in Bryan’s name can be made to Greenview Alliance Church to benefit the nursery and Sunday School Program.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 24, 2016

Dennis K. Seyler

Dennis K. Seyler, 60, of Williamsport died Saturday, October 23, 2016 at his home in Williamsport.

Dennis was born October 26, 1955, in Jersey Shore, a son of the late Robert C. and Delpha N. (Bryant) Seyler, Sr.

Dennis was a member of Trout Run Sauerkraut Club; he enjoyed fishing and karaoke as well as enjoyed listening to the local band, Covert Action. Dennis was also an avid sports fan. He attended Jersey Shore Area High School. Dennis was employed as a garbage man for Clyde Waltz for many years.

Dennis is survived by brothers; George Seyler of Jersey Shore, Larry Seyler of Chickasha, OK; sisters Sharon Whipple of Linden, Laruel McCloskey of Harriet, Ark., Annette (Richard) Krape of Salladasburg, Karen Nittinger of Wmspt., and Vicki Seyler of Marshall, Ark. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and close friends of 40 years, Tom and Barb Waltz and Clyde and Ruby Waltz and family.

In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by brothers, Robert Seyler, Jr., William Seyler, Kenneth Seyler, Emerson Seyler and sisters, Bonnie Ferguson and Verrena Galentine.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with final expenses.

SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 25, 2016

Tommy Boyer

Tommy Boyer, 43, of Muncy, died Monday, October 24, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center.

Born April 10, 1973 in Williamsport, he was a son of Sara Ann (Williamson) and the late Thomas L.Boyer. He married the former Penney Jo Guthrie on October 16, 2004.

Tommy enjoyed working, auto body, motorcycles, and four wheelers.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother, are two daughters, Makayla and Adrienne Boyer; three sisters, Ann Lusk of NY, Jill Warg of Hughesville, and Abby Selvey of Phoenix, AZ; three half brothers, Kenneth, Eric, and Matthew Boyer all of FL; two step sisters, Anita Wagner and Dee Trick both of Muncy; and a step father, Rick Trick of Muncy.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 28 at Picture Rocks Cemetery, with Pastor Connie Waugh officiating.

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

 

Posted: October 25, 2016




Merril E. Beck

Merril E. Beck , 76, of South Williamsport, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Friday, October 21, 2016 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born May 30, 1940 in Williamsport, he was a son of Leo P. and Ethel J. (Knarr) Beck.

He attended Williamsport Area High School, and retired as a supervisor from Trim-Tex. Merril enjoyed watching sports, fishing, computer games and playing baseball. He was a life-long fan of the New York Yankees, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Penn State Nittany Lions. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Surviving are his wife Mary Louise (Hall) whom he married May 21, 2005, his lap dog Lexie, six children Stephen Beck, Mark Beck and Marsha Markley all of Williamsport, John Beck of South Williamsport, Ronald Beck of Montoursville, Sherry Beck of Ohio, and step-daughters Tina Beck and Brenda Knee both of South Williamsport, nine grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, and three step-great grandchildren, three siblings Robert Beck and Barbara Street both of Williamsport, and Geraldine O’Donnell of Muncy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six siblings Doris Minnick, Richard, Leonard, Ester May, Joanne and Carole Beck and a step-daughter, Karen Shaffer.

A visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, October 27, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport, a funeral service to honor the life of Merril will follow at 3 p.m. , with The Rev. Michael Zipay and the Rev. Mark Brumbach co-officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flower, memorial contributions in Merril’s name may be made to the Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o The Gatehouse 1100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: October 24, 2016

Thomas L. “Tom” O'Connor

Thomas L. “Tom” O'Connor, 56, of Hughesville, died Friday, October 21, 2016 at home.

Born September 18, 1960 in Muncy, he is the son of Leota (VanHorn) O'Connor of Hughesville, and the late James O’Connor. Tom and his wife, Cindy (Hering) Stroble recently celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary on August 15, 2016.

Prior to his illness, Tom was employed as a Stone Mason. He was a member of Keystone League, Highland Lake Manor, and the Democratic Club. In his spare time he enjoyed watching westerns and the History Channel. He enjoyed his fishing trips to Fair Haven, NY, with his many friends. He loved English Setters, and will be looking over the Rainbow Bridge to be reunited with his beloved “Riley”. His greatest joy was his grandchildren, and being a caretaker on the mountain for many years at the Welteroth Estate.

Surviving in addition to his mother and wife are a daughter, Nicole O'Connor of Hughesville; a son James O'Connor of State College; a step son Albert (Erin) Stroble of Collegeville; three sisters, Jane Daye of Hughesville, Julia (Jim) Foster of Hughesville, Jen O'Connor of Hughesville; a brother Bill (Candy) O'Connor of Hughesville; four grandchildren Morgan O'Connor, Paislee O'Connor, Anna Stroble, and Claire Stroble; his dog Noah, and his cat Fluff.

In addition to his father James, he was preceded in death by his brother Charlie O'Connor, and two brother-in-laws, Mike Daye and Mick Haynes.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the members of Susquehanna Hospice and Dr. Nesbitt. Their dedication and effort to provide quality care over the last few weeks were a heartwarming blessing to the entire family. We thank God for the gift of his life and the blessing of the time we spent with him.

Funeral services will be held 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 29 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Chaplain David Fishel officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Saturday from 10 to 12 P.M. at the funeral home.


The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s name to K’s for Cancer, P.O. Box 103, Montoursville, PA 17754, to continue their effort to support families dealing with cancer.

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

 

Posted: October 24, 2016

Francis William “Frank” Dwyer

Francis William “Frank” Dwyer, 65, of 121 Noll Dr., Mill Hall was taken suddenly from this life on Friday, October 21, 2016.

Born in Renovo on October 10, 1951, he was the son of the late Dr. William J. and Mary Eck Dwyer.

On June 29, 1973 Frank married Kathy Reynolds Dwyer who survives.

Frank taught at Keystone Central School District for thirty-four years. Over the course of his career he worked at Bald Eagle Nittany, Lock Haven, and Central Mountain High Schools.

He enjoyed golfing, traveling, and his many friends.

Frank had a knack for making those around him smile.

More than anything else, he loved his family. Along with his wife, he is survived by his three daughters and sons-in-law: Megan (Benjamin) Tressler of Mifflinburg, Erin (Travis) McCormack of Furlong, and Kate (Steve) Feimster of Ambler; five grandchildren: Teague, Collin, Finley, Liam, and Isla; two sisters, Kathy Dwyer and Mary Ellen Jones; two brothers, his twin, James, and Robert Dwyer.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Mark Dwyer.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 11 A.M. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 310 W. Water St., Lock Haven.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Keystone Central Foundation Frank Dwyer Award or a charity of your choice.

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

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

 

Posted: October 24, 2016




G. Robert “Bob” Kissell

G. Robert “Bob” Kissell, 89, of Montoursville, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born in his parents home in, Collomsville PA on Memorial Day 1927. Bob was the son of Fred Kissell and his Mother Laura DeFrain Kissell.

Bob attended the St. James Lutheran Church in Collomsville.

His early schooling was in Collomsville's one room school house with eight grades.

Upon receiving his common school diploma he attended Jersey Shore High School.
Prior to graduating he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

He was a U.S. Navy Corps man for the Marine Air Infantry Wing at the Quantico Marine base in Virginia.

He also served at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital. Upon discharge from the U.S. Navy he graduated from Lock Haven State College. While there he majored in History and Geography.

Upon graduating from Lock Haven State College he served during the Korean War at the Bainbridge Hospital as a U.S. Navy Instructor. There he was an Instructor for Anatomy and Physiology. It was at this time he married his beloved wife, Ruthie Billman of Jersey Shore.

They have been married for 63 years. Bob began his teaching career at Susquenita High School, where he taught from 1953-1955. Bob received a Master in Science (History & Education) in 1956. He taught at Montoursville Area High School from 1955-1966. He taught in the History and Geography field. He was chairman of the History Department and advisor to the student council. In 1965 Bob became a History and Government Professor at Williamsport Area Community College. In 1973 he was listed among The Outstanding Educators in America. He retired from Penn College in 1985.

While there he taught History and Government subjects as well as others. He served as Chairman of the History and Government Department. Following that he was the Chairman of the Social Sciences and Business Administration as well as the Faculty Committee on Employment, Promotion and Tenure. Bob retired as a Full Professor and was awarded Emeritus Status by the College. Bob was predeceased by his parents, brothers Barry and Harold, and sisters, Betty Jennings and Yvonne Doebler.

Bob is survived by his beloved wife Ruthie Billman Kissell, three children: Craig Kissell (Kate Kissell), Pam Cunningham (John Cunningham) and Doug Kissell (Marci Kissell), Nine Grandchildren: Damon Kissell (Stacy Kissell), Taylor Kissell (Stephanie Kissell), Cody Kissell (Jennifer Kissell), Alexi Kissell, Katarina Massaro (Luke Massaro), Christopher Cunningham, Spencer Kissell, Julie Cunningham, Madeline Kissell. Four Great Grandchildren: Haden Kissell, Calvin Kissell, Ada Kissell and Damon Kissell. Bob's twin sister Donna Kissell Hall and Donald Kissell.

During his early years he worked at LL Sterns & Sons, Weldon Factory, The New York Central Railroad, AVCO and was pleased that he helped build the Dike system around Williamsport. Williamsport water supply Damn, the Mosquito Valley Damn and the Pine Creek Damn.

Bob loved his wife and his family. He was always proud of his family, his Church and his Country. He loved Montoursville and the Nippenose Valley. He loved golf and his golfing buddies. He loved and fondly remembered all of his former students from Susquenita High School, Montoursville High School and Penn College.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 369 Broad St. Montoursville with Rev. David B. Letscher officiating. Burial will be private in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. Friends will be received Wednesday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. in the church.

Donations can be made to the Scholarship Fund at Montoursville High School for Outstanding School Citizen Award to be given in his honor. Ruth and his children will start it with a $500 donation. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home Montoursville.

 

Posted: October 24, 2016

Shirley B. Rodabaugh

Shirley B. Rodabaugh, 90, formerly of Jersey Shore and most recently a resident of Fulmer’s Personal Care Home in Lock Haven, passed away Friday October 21, 2016. Shirley was born January 9, 1926, to the late James A. and Mabel J. (Feerrar) Stout.

Shirley graduated from Lock Haven High School and Valley Forge Christian College where she achieved a degree in Bible Science. She was married to Richard V. Rodabaugh, who passed away in March of 1993. Shirley was a former director of the Love Center in Jersey Shore; she enjoyed writing poetry, being a free-lance writer and painting. She was very talented. Shirley also enjoyed being a homemaker and was a past president of the Jersey Shore Senior High School PTA. She attended the Lifetree Church in Jersey Shore.

Shirley is survived by 2 sons, Richard, of San Antonio, TX, Donald (Mary) Rodabaugh of Troutman, NC, 1 daughter, Sandy (Steve) Keller of Pine Creek and her daughter-in-law Peggy, of Lock Haven, 1 brother, Leroy Stout of Biloxi, MS, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Shirley was predeceased by a son, Robert Rodabaugh, 5 brothers, Scott, Donald, James, Eugene and Harold Stout; 4 sisters, Violet Motter, Winfred Long, Hazel Wink and Vivian Bower.

A public visitation will be held Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 12 pm to 1 pm, followed by a funeral service at 1 pm at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., 1002 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore. Burial will follow at the Jersey Shore Cemetery. Pastor Don Peters, of Lifetree Church, Jersey Shore will officiate.

Please send condolences to the family at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: October 24, 2016

Claris M. Engel

Claris M. Engel, 85, of Williamsport , PA passed away October 23, 2016 at the Williamsport Home.

She was born July 5, 1931 in Williamsport the daughter of George and Elsie Bastian Day.

Claris was a member of St. Bonifice Catholic Church; she enjoyed bingo, crocheting, cross stitching, knitting and camping. She loved her children and grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, a brother, George Robert Day, a granddaughter, Brenda Engel and a grandson, Ryan Bruner.

Surviving is her husband of 65 years, Lawrence M. Engel, Jr; 7 children, Gary S. (Lee) Engel of Ellenwood, GA; John D. (Brenda) Engel of Centre, ALA, Kathleen M. (Kevin) Francis of Cogan Station; Lawrence M. (Donna) Engel III of Cogan Station; Philip G. (Deborah ) Engel of Jonesboro, GA; Barbara D. (David) Lanzer of South Williamsport, PA; Michele L. Bruner of Charlotte, NC; a sister, Anna “Sis” Young of Huntersville, PA; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with the Rev. Michael Zipay as officiant. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. A viewing for friends and family will be held Wednesday from 9 -10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: October 24, 2016




Earl L. Prentiss

Earl L. Prentiss, 90, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Friday, October 21, 2016, at the Williamsport Home.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Lois M. (Richey) Prentiss on March 31, 2006.

Born December 10, 1925, in Danville, he was a son of the late Henry and Mary (Weaver) Hampton.

Earl was a World War II Navy Veteran and a former member of the VFW #7863, Duboistown. Following his service in the military, he retired in 1988 from the former AVCO Lycoming after 36 years.

He was a member of Balls Mills United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Most of all Earl loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are a son, Michael V. Prentiss (Jackie), of Hughesville; a daughter, Jane M. Bower (Robert), of Cogan Station; seven grandchildren, Michael T. Prentiss, Nicole L. Allensworth, Seth D. Prentiss, Jynelle M. Gaines, Jonathan S. Livermore, Laura N. Farnsworth and Michelle L. Mace; nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.

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

A funeral service to honor the life of Earl will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, October 27 at Balls Mills United Methodist Church, 5941 Bloomingrove Road, Cogan Station with The Rev. Chris E. Pfleegor officiating. Burial will follow in Balls Mills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Balls Mills United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Earl’s name to Balls Mills United Methodist Church, 5941 Bloomingrove Road, Cogan Station, PA 17728.
Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

E-condolences may be shared at www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: October 24, 2016

Mildred M. Garnhart

Mildred M. Garnhart, 84, of Winfield, PA, formerly of Muncy, died Friday, October 21, 2016 at Evangelical Hospital, Lewisburg. Mildred and her husband Richard C. Garnhart celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on February 10, 2016.

Born June 16, 1932 in Muncy, she is the daughter of the late Carl M. and Emma K. (Morris) Rishel. Prior to her retirement, Mildred was employed as a Lab Clerk at Divine Providence Hospital. Mildred was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving in addition to her husband Richard are a son, Richard A. (Charlotte) Garnhart of McEwensville; three daughters, Jeanne L. Garnhart-Foreman of Winfield, Kathryn R. Burkay of Louisville, KY, Susan M. (David) Houseknecht of Muncy; two brothers, Charles E. (Ruth) Rishel of Muncy, George E. (Rose) Rishel of Picture Rocks; 9 Grandchildren; and 6 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 25 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Rev. Max L. Walters, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: October 24, 2016

Michael J. “Mike” Morris

Michael J. “Mike” Morris, 41, of Muncy died Monday, October 17, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born October 28, 1974 in Detroit, MI, he is the son of Janice K. (Cliff) Lyons of Hughesville, and the late Daniel L. Morris. Mike was employed as a Production Planner at Construction Specialties. Michael had a passion for music and enjoyed playing and teaching the guitar. He enjoyed hiking and the outdoors, Marvel Comics, and liked to spend time with family and friends.

Surviving in addition to his mother Janice, and step-father Clifford Lyons, is a daughter, Lillian M. Morris of Coal Township; two brothers, Matthew E. (Justina) Morris of Jersey Shore, Eric J. Weikle of Muncy; a step daughter, Faith M. Barto of Hughesville; three nieces McKenzy Burley, Corina Weikle, Hailey Schwenk; four nephews Elijiah Weikle, Noah Weikle, Rayden Morris, and Jacob Morris. Also surviving is Christopher Wallis, who was like a son to Michael.
In addition to his father, Mike was predeceased by a brother, Daniel Morris.

A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 28 at the New Life Church, 1006 Village Rd., Pennsdale, PA with Rev. James Savage officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 4:30 to 6 p.m., prior to the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Church, 1006 Village Rd., Pennsdale, PA 17756.

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

 

Posted: October 24, 2016




Ruth E. Davis

Ruth E. Davis, 91, of Cogan Station, went to be with her Lord Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Harry M. Davis on October 30, 2009.

Born June 16, 1925, in Wilmington, Delaware, she was a daughter of the late William A. and Martha E. (Long) Meisel.

Ruth was employed as a sewing machine operator at the former Wundies and retired in 1992.

Ruth was a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Quiggleville and a church member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She was also a member of the Gold Star Class and Trout Run Senior Citizens. Ruth had a passion for music and was an organist for many years. She also loved the outdoors and hunting.

Surviving are a son Robin L. Davis, a daughter, Charlene R. Artley (Thomas), both of Cogan Station, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three brothers, Luther, of Cogan Station, Robert, of Sanford, Fl, and Ernest Meisel, of Muncy.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremy L. Davis, a daughter-in-law, Holly Davis, four brothers, Charles, William Jr., Norwood, and Harold Meisel, and two sisters, Estella Fink and Sara Riddell.

A funeral service to honor the life of Ruth will be held 11 a.m. Monday, October 24 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 1877 St. Michael’s Road, Cogan Station. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, October 23 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport and Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s name to St. Michael’s Lutheran Church 1877 St. Michael’s Road Cogan Station, PA 17728.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home. E-condolences may be shared at www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: October 24, 2016

Roy Franklin Winkleman

Roy Franklin Winkleman, 66, of Lake Wales, Florida passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the Lake Wales Medical Center.

He was born on April 25, 1950 in Jersey Shore to the late Leonard Guy and Thelma Mary (Mackey) Winkleman.

Roy was a Vietnam Veteran, serving in the US Marines. Following his service, he worked as a self-employed truck driver.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Ruth H. Winkleman; daughters, Kelly Brown and Amy Winkleman; sons, Keith and Steven Winkleman; sisters, Thelma (Bill) Myers, Linda (Bruce) Caum, Carrie (Jim) Hein, Donna Walz and Mary Winkleman; brothers, David (Tracey) Winkleman, Danny Winkleman and James (Gloria) Winkleman; and two grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Roy’s nephew, Dave Winkleman, Jr., officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Bellevue Cemetery, Avis.

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

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

 

Posted: October 24, 2016

Mary Lorraine Matusik

Mary Lorraine Matusik, 94, of Hughesville, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Loyalsock Creek Rehab and Nursing Center. She was born March 20, 1922 in Lost Creek, Schuylkill Co. a daughter of Neal and Mary Murray Reese.

Mary was predeceased by her parents, husband, Edward J. Matusik, Sr., daughter, Barbara Ann Matusik, five sisters and four brothers.

She is survived by her son, Edward J. Matusik, Jr. of Hughesville.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick as Celebrant.

Following Mass a graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Annunciation BVM Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights, PA. A viewing for family and friends will be held Tuesday morning from 9:00 – 9:45 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville.

 

Posted: October 24, 2016

 




Victoria P. Barlet

Victoria P. Barlet, 93, of Williamsport, died Friday, October 7, 2016 at the Williamsport Home.


Born February 18, 1923 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late George Victor and Pauline (Shaffer) Penman.

Victoria was a 1941 graduate of Williamsport High School, where she was the drum major for the Marching Millionaires. Victoria graduated from State Beauty School and she was a beautician and owner of Tory’s Beauty Shop on Memorial Avenue for over 40 years. Early in her life she enjoyed figure skating, camping, swimming, and trips to the beach. She also enjoyed crafts, puzzles, reading and playing bingo. She was a peer counselor at the Williamsport Home.

Surviving are three daughters Tory Allen (Richard) Whitmyer of Trinity, FL, Peggy Allen (David) Bross of Cogan Station, and Robyn Allen (Richard) Hoover of St.Petersburg, FL; seven grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews.

Victoria was preceded in death by her first husband Thomas Pearson Allen, her second husband Francis Morgan Barlet, a sister Helen Penman Romesberg, and a sister Margaret Penman Brown.

Visitation will be held 10-11 a.m. Saturday, December 3, at St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church 2101 Newberry St. Williamsport, a memorial service to honor Victoria’s life will be follow visitation at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Jay E. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Victoria’s name may be made to the Williamsport Home 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, or St. John’s-Newberry UMC, or SouthernCare Hospice 1544 East Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.wwwSandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 21, 2016

Roy Calvin Shawley

Roy Calvin Shawley, 88, of Lock Haven, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Roy was born on March 6, 1928, the son of the late Walter L. and Iva L. Holter Shawley.

Upon graduation from Lock Haven High School in 1946, Roy entered the U.S. Navy.

On August 12, 1950, he married the former Lois Etters, who survives.

Roy worked many jobs in his years, including at Acme, Bi Lo, Hammermill Paper, Ricker Brothers Florist and the Ross Library.

He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Lock Haven.

Roy enjoyed playing baseball in his younger years and coaching his children in Little League as well as following them in all their sporting events. He was also involved in the Susquehanna Council for the Boy Scouts of America.

In addition to his wife, Roy is survived by a son, Dennis Shawley of Lock Haven; a daughter, Letitia Shawley of Lock Haven; two grandchildren, Joseph (Bailey) Shawley and David (Gina) Shawley; and two great-grandchildren, Nathan and Owen Shawley.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Clinton County SPCA or the Faith United Methodist Church.

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 21, 2016

Eulodia B. Carson

Eulodia B. Carson, 85, of Montoursville, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Valley View Nursing Center. She was born April 31, 1931 in Howard, a daughter of Guyer and Mary J. Kessinger Ertley.

Eulodia had worked at the former GTE Sylvania. She was a member of Farragut United Methodist Church; enjoyed raising flowers and her dog Bandit.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband Warren H. Carson, brother, William Ertley, and sister, June Eaton.

She is survived by her son, Warren W. “Skip” (Cathy) Carson of Montoursville; daughter, Linda K. (Cap) Danneker of Tenn; sister, Ivy Woomer of Howard; grandchildren, Kim (Tom) Garcia and children, Travis, Brittany, and great grandson Braxton, Victoria Orness and children, Alexxis Burroughs, Mercedes Orness and Chloe Orness, Tracy (Julian) Carbajals and children, Clay and Jack, Jolene (Chris) Minifeld and children, Aly, Josie, Sophie and Rawley, Nicole Brunghard and daughter Olivia, Jacob Carson, Bill (Missy) Carson and children, Will, Sam, and Emily.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Farragut United Methodist Church, 61 Rt. 864 Hwy, Montoursville with the Rev. David W. Trostle officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received at the church Monday from 10 – 11:00 a.m.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: October 21, 2016




Robert C. Kauffman

Robert C. Kauffman, 88, of Dushore, died Sunday, October 16, 2016, at Darway Nursing Home, Forksville.

Born January 22, 1928, in Hazleton, he was a son of the late Arthur G. and Elsie A. (McCue) Kauffman. He and his wife, the former Kathleen J. Potser, celebrated 69 years of marriage on August 30, 2016.

Robert worked in the automotive industry for 10 years before opening Kauffman’s Transmissions in Darby, PA. He was very mechanically inclined and was a pioneer in the automatic transmission field. Robert enjoyed playing baseball and football during his high school years. He also enjoyed fishing, archery, skiing, and flying, as he successfully obtained his pilot’s license.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are six sons, Robert J. (Rachel) Kauffman of Ridley Park, Gary J. Kauffman of Kalispell, MT, Thomas R. (Sherrill) Kauffman of Glen Allen, VA, William H. (Barbara) Kauffman of Morgantown, Kenneth C. Kauffman of Battle Ground, WA, and Daniel C. Kauffman of ID; a brother, William (Sandy) Kauffman of Media; a sister-in-law, Florence Kauffman of Media; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by a son, James E. Kauffman and a brother, Richard M. Kauffman.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, October 21, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with Pastor John Klim officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: October 18, 2016

Albert A. Glantz

Albert A. “Al” Glantz, 88, of Lock Haven, died on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the Susque-View Home.

He was the husband of Velda E. Starkweather-Glantz, who survives, and they have been together for 25 years.

Albert was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School, 1946 and he had worked at Hellars Farm, Rosenberg Farm, Woolrich Mills and Martin Bus Station and then retired from Textron in 1993. He was a member of the Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church and recently attended Phelps Chapel, was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, #397 Williamsport and Loyal Order of Moose, Jersey Shore. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, television and baking. He enjoyed singing in the community choir and visiting people at Susque-View. He was well known for his “Whiskey Cookies”.

In addition to his wife, Velda, he is survived by two sons; Clair (Elaine) Glantz of Freeport, FL, Paul (Genia) Glantz of South Hill, VA, two daughters; Sharon (John) Johnson of Mill Hall, Rosemary Glantz of Jersey Shore, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 12 step grandchildren, several step great-grandchildren, four step children; Lana Studer of Kansas, Jolette (George) Garnier of Tobyhana, Lee Starkweather of Missouri, Davy (Cindy) Starkweather of Lock Haven, two sisters; Betty Hepfer of Liverpool, Peg (James-“Duff”) Duffield of Avis, Family friend; Kay Starkweather of Avis and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother; Jack Glantz and one sister; Ruby Glantz.

There will be a public viewing 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore where there will be a Masonic service held at 7:45 p.m. There will be an additional viewing 9-10 a.m. Friday, October 21, 2016 at the funeral home where the funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Karl Steele will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery, Avis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Suque-View Home, 22 Cree Dr., Lock Haven, PA 17745 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: October 18, 2016

Marvin F. Springman

Marvin F. Springman, 87, of Plunketts Creek Twp., passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Valley View Nursing Center. He was born January 4, 1929 in Williamsport a son of the late Frederick and Bertha Fry Springman.

Marvin retired from Marvin F. Springman Contractors and was a former Plunketts Creek Twp. Supervisor. He was a member of the Texas Fish and Game Block House; the Saltwells Hunting Club, the Wheel Inn, and was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoying going to Seneca Lake.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years the former Helen E. Phillips; son, Gary F. (Cindy) Springman of Montoursville,; daughter, Debra D. (Raymond) Lewis of Williamsport; brother, Arnold (Alice) Springman of Williamsport; sister, Esther (Paul) Shumberger of Mechanicsburg; his special companion, Roxi the dog; grandchildren, Jason (Natalie) Lewis, Josh Lewis, Jesse Lewis, Trish (John) Weaver, Tamra (Brandon) Wallace, and ten great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Marie E. Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in the St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Saturday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Posted: October 20, 2016




Larry L. Phillips

Larry L. Phillips, 73, of Renovo Rd., Mill Hall, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the Lock Haven Hospital.

Born on February 2, 1943 in Beech Creek, he was the son of the late Eldon and Viola Bechdel Phillips.

Larry was a 1961 graduate of Bald Eagle Nittany High School.

On November 30, 1965 he married the love of his life, the former Darlene “Penny” Moore, with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Larry was the Vice President of Phillips Wood Products, Mill Hall.

He enjoyed farming and did so until the closing of his farm in 1997.

Larry was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Most important to Larry, though, was his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Penny Phillips of Mill Hall, he survived by four children: Larry D. (Diane) Phillips of Mill Hall, Tammy (Mark) Crawford of Mill Hall, Eldon (Angela) Phillips of Jersey Shore, and Elmer (Michele) Phillips of Salladasburg; a brother, Elmer (Marge) Phillips of Mill Hall; a sister, Beatrice Killinger of Mill Hall; eight grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 10 A.M. at Sunnyside Cemetery, Mill Hall.

Friends and family will be received on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

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

 

Posted: October 17, 2016

Dr. Kaohlin Miner Coffman

Dr. Kaohlin Miner Coffman “Curly”, 93, of Montoursville, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016 at his home. Surviving is his wife, Mae L. (Russell) Coffman with whom he celebrated 69 years of marriage on July 20th.

Born March 27, 1923, in Waynesboro, PA, he was the son of the late Edgar H. and Rhoda I. (Miner) Coffman.

Dr. Coffman was a graduate of Waynesboro High School where he played basketball, football, baseball, and ran track. He received a pre-medical degree from Western Maryland College, where he also played football, and received a medical degree from the University of Maryland. He worked as a Physician at his own private practice for 20 years in Montoursville and was the Montoursville Area School District Physician during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Also, he was the first Physician in Montoursville to give the Sabin vaccine for Polio. He served as an emergency room physician at Divine Providence Hospital and Williamsport Regional Medical Center for 15 years before retiring in 1987 after 35 years.

Prior to medical school Dr. Coffman served in the 100th Division of the United States Army 398th Infantry during World War II, attended the Citadel, was discharged as a Second Lieutenant, and received a Bronze Star during his service, and served in the Army Reserves following his discharge.

Dr. Coffman was a member of the Lycoming County Medical Society. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, and gardening. Most of all he loved and cherished his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five children, Douglas K. Coffman (Kathy), of Athens, Christine C. Gardner (Jay), Brian R. Coffman, Spencer M. Coffman (Candy), and Andrew E. Coffman (Carol), all of Montoursville, 12 grandchildren, Amy, Matthew, Jennifer, David, Emily, Ryan, Katie, Clinton, Olivia, Colt, Jake, and Megan, 13 great-grandchildren, a nephew, Tony Klay (Karen) and a niece Carol Klay.

The funeral service will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Dr. Kaohlin M. Coffman’s name to Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant Street Ste. 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: October 17, 2016

Nancy June Sholder

Nancy June Sholder, 78, of McElhattan, died Thursday, October 13, 2016 at her home.

Born June 5, 1938, in Bloomsburg, she was a daughter of the late Seth and Pauline (Hartzel) McClintock.

Nancy retired from the former Cobbler’s Shoes as a lacing and machine operator.

She was simple woman who enjoyed her flower beds, feeding the birds, especially the hummingbirds, and baking.

Surviving is her husband of 60 years, Gilbert E. “Pete” Sholder, three daughters, Linda L. Palmatier, of Jersey Shore, Elizabeth I. (Samuel) Fritz, of McElhattan, and Dawn M. (Randy) Brague, of Montoursville, a sister, Patricia Avery, of Texas, six grandchildren, Shawn (Heather) Clark, Shannon (Shawn) Lape, Bobbie (Damien) Packer, Melissa Palmatier, Cody (Samantha) Brague, and Cory Brague, eight great-grandchildren, Drayton, Devin, Dakota, Gage, Riley, Makayla, Chloe, and Cameron.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Drumm.

In keeping with Nancy’s wishes there will be no service and burial will be held at a later date in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: October 17, 2016




Marvin E. Charles Jr.

Marvin E. Charles Jr., 61, of Muncy, died Friday, October 14, 2016, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born July 1, 1955 in Bloomsburg, he was a son of the late Marvin E. Sr. and Velma I. (Long) Charles. He and his wife, the former Cheryl L. Kepner, celebrated 31 years of marriage on April 27, 2016.

Jr. retired in 2015 from Penn DOT after having worked there for 20 years. He was a member of Muncy Lodge #299 F. & A. M., Williamsport Consistory, and enjoyed hunting, tractor pulls and NASCAR racing. Jr. also enjoyed classic Mopar muscle cars, going to car shows and high school wrestling, attending 36 consecutive state championship tournaments. He was very much a people person and loved helping people in need and sharing his expertise and mentoring others.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Tessa M. Charles of Muncy; a son, Troy E. (Jessica Liuzza) Charles of Hughesville; a sister, Effie (David) Bitler of Benton; four brothers, Roger L. (Jeanne) Charles of Benton, Dwight D. (Jodie) Charles of Hughesville, Mark A. Charles of VA, and Jay W. (Michele) Charles of Unityville; and five grandchildren, Jordan S. Bower, Madison N. Bower, Jaxson A. Liuzza, Jacob R. Liuzza, and Sofia J. Liuzza-Charles.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 19, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Unityville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Hughesville Wrestling Booster Club, 349 Cemetery St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

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

 

Posted: October 17, 2016

Polly A. Mitchell Stackhouse

Polly A. Mitchell Stackhouse, 45, of Muncy, died Sunday, October 16, 2016 at The Gatehouse.

Born October 10, 1971 in Lewisburg, she was a daughter of Margaret W. (Moyer) Mitchell and the late George V. Mitchell. She and her husband, Scott E. Stackhouse, celebrated 20 years of marriage on September 14, 2016.

Polly was a graduate of Warrior Run High School, Class of 1990, and Pennsylvania College of Technology. She was employed at Susquehanna Health, Muncy Valley Hospital, where she loved serving and caring for her patients. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and crafts. Polly also enjoyed cooking, the outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving, in addition to her mother and husband, are a daughter, Belinda S. Stackhouse at home; a son, Seth A. Stackhouse at home; a sister, Ginger L. (Troy) Poorman of Williamsport; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Chet (Ola) Stackhouse of Millville; and a brother-in-law, Dennis W. (Tammy) Stackhouse of Millville; three nephews, Mitchell L. and Wyatt L. Poorman, and C. Cole Stackhouse; and a niece, Addison L. Poorman.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, October 20, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Pastor Leslie Halchak officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Summit Cemetery, Millville. 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 American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or a church of the donor’s choice.

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

 

Posted: October 17, 2016

Robert L. Wright

Robert L. Wright, 61, of Cogan Station, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 at his home.

Born March 29, 1955, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Robert and Jean Carpenter Wright.

Robert was a graduate of Williamsport High School. Robert and his wife Kathryn opened several restaurants together in Texas and Williamsport. He was the owner and operator of Keystone Classic Auto in Linden. He enjoyed watching westerns.

Surviving is his son, Eric R. Wright, of Cogan Station.

He was preceded in death by his wife Kathryn D. Wright in 2015.

A graveside service to honor the life of Robert will be held at 2 pm, Thursday at Wildwood Cemetery by Rev. Beverly Cotner.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: October 17, 2016




James C. Campbell

James C. Campbell, 84, of Muncy, passed away October 14, 2016, at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Muncy.

Born March 28, 1932, in Danville, he was a son of the late Philip and Susan (Kuentzler) Campbell. He married the former Dorothy E. Wendt, and together they celebrated 60 years of marriage.

James was a graduate of Danville High School, Class of 1950. He was employed as a lineman for PPL for 40 years. James was a member of the Muncy Valley Moose, American Legion Post 601 Sonestown, the Chestnut Ridge Hunting Club, and was a lifetime member of the NRA. He enjoyed working on cars and was a proud original owner of a restored ’66 Chevy.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, James P. (Sandra) Campbell of Richmond, VA and Glen L. (Caroline) Campbell of Birmingham, AL; a sister, Elinor Brady of Eldorado Hills, CA; three grandchildren, Aubrey Smith, Jared Campbell, and Tyler Campbell; two great-granddaughters, Tessa and Tenley Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by a sister, Jane L. Campbell.

Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St. Hughesville, with Rev. Jane L. O’Borski officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

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

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James C. Campbell please visit our Sympathy Store.

 

Posted: October 17, 2016


James M. (Jake) Dougherty

James M. (Jake) Dougherty, 36, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016 at his residence. Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Saturday, November 24, 1979, he was the son of Danny and Kathryn (Hill) Dougherty of Montgomery, PA.

Jake was a 1998 graduate of Montgomery High School. He had last been employed as a registered nurse in the ICU of the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Jake enjoyed kayaking, listening to classic rock music and his pets. He especially enjoyed being in the company of his friends.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Dayna Becoski and her partner Michele, Steelton, PA; two nephews, Nicholas Becoski; Joshua Becoski; his paternal grandmother, Helen Dougherty, Montgomery, PA. Jake was preceded in death by his sister, Jodie Lynn Dougherty, his paternal grandfather, Francis Dougherty and his maternal grandparents, Parvin and Patricia Hill.

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

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

 

Posted: October 17, 2016

Ernest E. “Ernie” Baker

Ernest E. “Ernie” Baker, 94, of Cogan Station, died on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Williamsport Home.

He was married to the late Kathryn E. (Schoffstall) on March 2, 1940 and they had celebrated 75 years as husband and wife until her death on December 19, 2015.

Ernest was born in Lewisburg on November 10, 1921 and was the son of the late Harry Ernest and Miriam Iva (Kratzer) Baker. He joined the US Navy in 1943 during WWII and was discharged in 1944 from the Naval Construction Training Camp, VA, where he trained as a Navy Seabee. Ernie worked for the Pennsylvania Rail Road and retired after thirty years. He also retired from Rathmell's City Dray Line and New Penn Trucking after driving truck for thirty years. During his retirement, he became a pastor. Along with his late wife and several others, they founded Zion Trinity Church, where he had pastored for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and one of his passions was model railroading.

Ernest is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law; William D. and Judy Baker of Cogan Station, Robert L. and Clara Baker of Nisbet and Dean R. and Karen Baker of Pompano Beach, FL, three daughters and two sons-in-law; Bonnie L. Bunce of Montoursville, Kathy A. and Max Furman of Elimsport and Susan J. and Lloyd “Jack” Furman of Cogan Station, 24 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren and one brother; Jack Baker of Cogan Station. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two grandsons; Mark Bunce and Daniel Getgen, one son-in-law; Gary Bunce and one sister; Peggy Corl.

There will be a public viewing 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 2016 and again 1 – 2 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport, where the funeral will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Max W. Furman officiating the services.

Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: October 17, 2016




Sylvia A. Moon

Sylvia A. Moon, 82, of Montoursville, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Rose View Center. She was born October 21, 1933 in Williamsport, the daughter of the late John and Ruby Coley Duffield.

She retired from Williamsport Hospital front desk.

Sylvia is preceded in death by her husband Charles E. Moon, Sr.

Sylvia is survived by two sons; Charles E. (Christine) Moon, Jr., Michael R. (Tammy) Moon, three daughters Adelaide L. “Lucy” (Harold) Erb, Stephanie A. (Steve) Phillips, Karen M. (Joe) Edkin, a brother Donald Duffield, two sisters; Mary Mitchell, Pauline Freas, 18 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

At Sylvia’s request there will be no services.

Arrangements by Spitler Funeral Home of Montoursville

 

Posted: October 17, 2016

 

John F. Hanshumaker

John F. Hanshumaker, 88, of Loyalsock Township, died on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Williamsport Home. His wife the former Genevieve Gallagher passed away in 1998.

He was born in Pittsburgh and was a son of John W. and Nellie Frazee Hanshumaker.

John was a 1946 graduate of David B. Oliver High School and a 1951 graduate of University of Pittsburgh. He worked for Textron as a metallurgy engineer retiring in 1993. John was a member of Northway Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by a daughter Jean (Rich) Reininger of Leland, NC; a brother James W. Hanshumaker of Long Beach, NY; and one grandson, Eric Reininger.

Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: October 17, 2016

Jacklyn L. (Eck) Williamson

Jacklyn L. (Eck) Williamson, 75, of Williamsport, died on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Gatehouse.

She was born in Williamsport on November 6, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Bernard Leroy and Edith Marguerite (Greiner) Eck.

On May 10, 1958, she married the late Earl M. Williamson, Jr., who had died on May 29, 2012 and they had celebrated 54 years as husband and wife.

Jacklyn was a dedicated homemaker that attended the New Life Church, Muncy. She enjoyed bingo, Atlantic City and New Mexico trips, Elvis Presley, cooking, baking, canning, gardening car rides to get ice cream, Knoebels Park and roller coasters. She was deep-rooted in her faith and enjoyed watching Benny Hinn and Jimmy Swaggart.

She is survived by two sons; Jeffrey L. (Mindi) Williamson of Allenwood and Brion K. (Deanna) Williamson of Williamsport, two daughters; Cynthia Jean Williamson and Patricia Ann Williamson, both of Williamsport, six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one sister; Barbara “Nancy” (Robert) Farwell of Lock Haven.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister; Mary Krauser.

There will be a gathering of family and friends 6 – 7 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the memorial service will begin at 7:00 P.M. Pastor Bob Lauver will officiate the service. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: October 17, 2016




Brooke L. Wise

Brooke L. Wise, 27, a resident of Montgomery, PA, was called home to Heaven to be with Jesus with her family by her side at 3:13 P.M. on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She fought a courageous battle and walked bravely into God's arms. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Saturday, September 9, 1989, she was the daughter of William C. and Sherri (Boore) Wise.

Brooke was a 2008 graduate of Montgomery High School. She was employed at the front desk of the Williamsport YMCA.

She was a member of Christ Wesleyan Church at Milton, PA. Brooke had a passion for sharing her journey and testimony and had an unforgettable personality. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by three sisters, Jessica Wise Washington and husband Jeremiah, Williamsport, PA; Tracy Wise Coles and husband Brian, Brownstown, PA; Holly Wise Fullerton and husband Nicholas, Montgomery, PA; her maternal grandmother, Yvonne Boore, Montgomery, PA and ten nieces and nephews, Micah, Maielle and Moriah Washington; Mayleah, Makayla and Brian Coles; Alivia, Natalie and Leah Fullerton and Davon Woodson. Brooke was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Ronald L. Boore, Sr. and her paternal grandmother, Helen Monarch.

The family asks that you join them for the celebration of her life at Christ Wesleyan Church, 363 Stamm Road, Milton, PA at 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 16, 2016 with Reverend Arlie E. Davis, her pastor, officiating.

A viewing will be held Sunday from 2:00 - 5:00 P.M. at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Noah James Hardt Foundation, P.O. Box 567, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

(www.njhfoundation.org) Interment will be in the Montoursville Cemetery. 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 17, 2016

Betty E. Eyer

Betty E. Eyer, 86, of 3761 Nittany Valley Dr., Howard passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at her home.

Born in Lock Haven on April 27, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Irvin Wade and Sarah Hamm Bauman.

On November 9, 1946 Betty married the love of her life, Leon S. Eyer, who survives.

Over the years Betty was employed by Sylvania and the Uni-Mart. She and her husband then purchased the Nittany Inn which they ran for 23 years, selling their business in 1987.

Betty attended the Castanea United Methodist Church.

She was a member of the Castanea Fire Company Ladies’ Auxiliary.

Betty enjoyed attending auctions.

In addition to her husband, Leon, she is survived by a son, Calvin “Butch” E. Eyer of Howard; three brothers: Raymond Bauman of Milesburg, Ed Bauman of Avis, and Bob Bauman of Swissdale; three sisters: Anna Mary Keen, Loretta Keen, and Alma Kling of Lock Haven; two grandsons whom he raised, Bryan and Todd Eyer; and eight great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers: Daley, Richard, Junior, Jim, and Merle Bauman and a sister, Laura Darby.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7 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 Tuesday from 6 P.M. until the time of the service.

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

 

Posted: October 17, 2016

Andrew J. "Andy" Gromley

Andrew J. "Andy" Gromley, 36, of Rauchtown, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016, at his home.

Born August 19, 1980, in Williamsport, he was the son of John E. Gromley Jr. and the former Rebecca R. Shuman. His mother preceded him in death on November 19, 2008.

Andy was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School and had worked for Rosenbergás Tree Service. Earlier in his life he attended the 1st Baptist Church in Jersey Shore. In his free time, Andy enjoyed going camping and playing the guitar.

Surviving in addition to his father are his aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A funeral service honoring Andy's life will be held at noon, Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N Main St., Jersey Shore.

The Rev. Donald Harbaugh will officiate. Friends may call from 11 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service at Welker Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Andy's name may be made to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.WelkerFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: October 17, 2016

 




James P. Blackwell, Sr.

James P. Blackwell, Sr., 63, of Montoursville passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at his residence. He was born November 16, 1952 in Williamsport a son of William S. Sr. and A. Gertrude White Blackwell.

Jim retired from Silver Tip Construction. He was a member of the Montoursville Lions Club; enjoyed boating, fishing, camping, and his dog Cassie and his cat, Cleo.

He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Elizabeth.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former M. Anne Smith; son, James P. (Helen) Blackwell of Picture Rocks; daughters, Jennifer A, (Ryan) Morgan) Blackwell and Trudy M. (Sam) Reynolds, both of Montoursville; brother, William S. “Pete” Blackwell, Jr. of Montoursville and three grandchildren, Brandon, Brittany and Alexis.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 17, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Marty Coffey officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Monday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

 

Posted: October 13, 2016

Robert “Bob” Lange

Robert “Bob” Lange (March 3, 1951 - October 8, 2016) has hitchhiked his way to another galaxy after grumbling “harrumph” to his lifelong battle between good-natured stubbornness and begrudgingly healthy habits.

Born in New Jersey and raised in Parkersburg, WV, Bob traveled the country before starting a family in CA and eventually settling happily in Blanchard, PA.

A love of nature, peanut butter, music, movies, books, politics, hard science, animals (especially dogs), and the endless pursuit of knowledge contributed to his zest for life.

His punderful sense of humor and knack for mischievous fun kept him laughing throughout life; traits he shared with friends and family, albeit sometimes against their will.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Ruth Lange, as well as Cynthia Isaacson, the love of his life and mother to his beloved daughters.

He is survived by his faithful dog Zeitgeist as well as his loving daughters, Rebecca and Jennifer Lange; grandson Benjamin Kelly; stepdaughters Delilah Ball and Lilianna Neff, and their children Bailey, Katrina and Liam.

Friends and family are welcomed to celebrate his life at Laurel Run United Methodist Church, 2899 Laurel Run Rd., Beech Creek on Sunday, October 23 from 2-4 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either the American Association for the Advancement of Science (www.supportaaas.org) or The Sierra Club (https://vault.sierraclub.org/ways-to-give/).

Online condolences and cheerful memories may be shared by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com or www.Facebook.com/rlange2011.

 

Posted: October 13, 2016

John R. “Jr.” Drevenak

John R. “Jr.” Drevenak, 87, of Hughesville, died October 12, 2016.

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

Burial will be in Conyngham Union Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville, PA.

www.mccartythomas.com

 

Posted: October 14, 2016




Helen C. (Catherman) Lose

Helen C. (Catherman) Lose, 92 of Milton, died Monday, October 10, 2016 at the Milton Nursing and Rehab Center, Milton.

She was born on May 12, 1924 in Milton and was the daughter of the late Herbert and Carrie (Rudy) Catherman.

Helen worked at the Milton Shoe Factory and then worked for over 20 years and retired from Woolworth in Florida and Virginia Beach. She enjoyed sewing and cooking and just being a home maker.

Helen is survived by one son; Robert L. “Bobby” Joe of Land O Lakes, Florida, three grandchildren; Cindy G. McKee of Kentucky, Tim A. and his wife Tammy Joe of Tennessee and Bonnie J. and her husband Rich Rafter of Florida, one great grandson; Robert and his wife Jennifer Joe of Kentucky, one great great granddaughter; Anastasia Joe, one sister-in-law; Ruth Catherman of Milton and two nieces; Carol Drapper of Virginia and Chris Hines of South Carolina.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by one grandson; Tracey Joe and one brother; Herbert Catherman.

A public viewing will be held from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2016 at the Dale Ranck Cremation and Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton followed by the funeral at 5:00 p.m. with Pastor Shawn M. McNett of Strawberry Ridge Trinity United Church of Christ officiating. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family at a later date in the Lewisburg Cemetery.

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Posted: October 13, 2016

Virginia M. Ward

Virginia M. Ward, 77, of Montoursville, died Oct. 12, 2016 at ManorCare Health Services South. She was born Jan. 8, 1939 in Montgomery, the daughter of George O. and Edith (Morehart) Bower.

She enjoyed bowling.

Surviving are four children, Thomas E. (Cheryl), Jeffrey L. (Elizabeth), Pamela F. (John) Marsh and Randy A. (Lori); a brother, Orrin (Ellen) Bower; three sisters, Carol (Martz) Carnuccio, Elaine Heffner and Janet (Donald) Yaw; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by her parents and brother, Richard Bower.

Funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery with Rev. John Shirey officiating.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: October 13, 2016

Caroline Rose Kane

Caroline Rose Kane was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on October 11, 2016.

Surviving are her parents: Michael and Kaylin Kane, sister: Eleanor, grandparents: Michael & Sheryl Kane, and Keith & Sandy Boyles, great grandparents: Rodney Boyles, Kathleen Waltz and Theresa Matzura, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 17th at 6PM at the American Rescue Workers Church, 25 Ross Street, Williamsport.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: October 13, 2016




Donald W. Freed

Donald W. Freed, 92, of Williamsport died on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born on August 31, 1924, the son of the late Walter C. and Dorothy (Youngman) Freed. He is predeceased by three brothers Walter C., Dale Y., and Bruce J.S., Freed and a sister Marian Freed Hege. His remaining sibling, June Freed Wilcox, 99, resides in Memphis, Tennessee and sister in-law, Mrs. Bruce Freed (Naomi Geyser Freed) of Lewisburg, Pa.

Don and his wife Phyllis A (Frey) of York, Pa were married for 61 years before her passing in 2009. They were members of Church of the Savior Lutheran.

Don graduated from Williamsport High School in 1941. After 2 years attending Mansfield State College, he served in WWII, joining the U.S. Army Air Corps in the China/Burma/ India theatre. A decorated pilot, he was awarded the Air Medal with bronze and silver oak leaf clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross. After discharge from the Air Corps he earned his B.S. from Westchester State College followed by post graduate and D. Ed degrees from Penn State University. He served the Williamsport Area School District for 28 years as Media Director.

Don's professional music career began in 1956 as violinist with the Atlanta Symphony and then continued for many years as concertmaster and concerto soloist for the former Williamsport Symphony Orchestra (WSO). The WSO will posthumously honor Don, along with all previous players, on October 18th as the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra continues its 50th Anniversary season. He also played with the Susquehanna Valley Orchestra, Susquehanna Chorale Orchestra and numerous local chamber and church groups for such conductors as Cyril Stretansky and Thomas Shellenberger. Don was first violinist of the Hart String Quartet and gave numerous recitals at both Bucknell and Susquehanna Universities.

Don is survived by his devoted children, sons Wayne S Freed (Shirley Matrassi) of Utica NY, David A. and wife Lee Freed of Williamsport and Jersey Shore, and a daughter Nancy Freed Cardone of Caldwell NJ. He is also mourned by his beloved granddaughters Nicole D. Freed of Sandy, Utah, Lauren Freed Weidman and husband Chad of New Berlin, NY, Natalie R. Freed and fiancé Christopher of Tyrone, Pa, Kimberly R Cardone of Bluffton, SC, and step-granddaughters Erin L. Karara and husband Kareem of Edgewater, MD, Lauren Laughlin of Williamsport, dear friend and music companion, Kay Huffman and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

The memorial service will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday, October 14, 2016 at the First Church - United Methodist (Evangelical Center), 604 Market St., Williamsport with Pastor DG Giordano officiating the service. Graveside services will follow at Wildwood Cemetery with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carnegie Library for the Blind, 4724 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

The family has entrusted Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th Street, Williamsport with the arrangements.

Send condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: October 12, 2016

Dawn R. Gayman

Dawn R. Gayman, 48, of Duncannon passed away at home on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

She was born in Lock Haven, PA, on April 1, 1968, daughter of the late Donald “Deety” and Donna Ryan.

On May 14, 2011, she married Mike Gayman of Dauphin, and they resided in Duncannon.

She is survived by her husband, Mike and Toby, the dog; Stephanie and Isaac Schreck; and Jennifer, Sarah, and Samantha Schmidt. Also surviving are her brothers, Douglas (Barbara) Ryan of Germany, David (Elena) Ryan of New Jersey, and Drew (Marge) Ryan of Mechanicsburg, PA.

Dawn was an employee of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 25 years.
She enjoyed spending time with her husband and Toby camping and boating. She also loved fall foliage.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with the Rev. Alan Eckenroad officiating. Dawn will be laid to rest at Hayes-Fearon Cemetery in Beech Creek, near her parents and grandparents.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Monday from 6 P.M. until the time of the service.

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

 

Posted: October 13, 2016

Byron Comp

Byron Comp, 69, of Muncy, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at Loyalsock Creek Rehab & Nursing Center, losing his battle to brain cancer. He had also fought through Guillain-Barre Syndrome in 1999 (writing a book about it) and several back surgeries.

Born Dec. 2, 1946 in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Walter and Elsie Hall Comp. He was also preceded in death by a half brother, Donald Rhinehart.

Byron was a graduate of Blue Mountain Academy, Hamburg, and Southern Missionary College in Collegedale, Tenn., with a degree in theology. He was a member of the Danville Seventh-day Adventist Church where he served as an Elder and Sabbath School Teacher.

He had numerous occupations during his lifetime, with the latest being a sales representative for Bankers Life & Casualty Co.

He was married for 38 years to Diane Shumbat Comp, who survives. He is also survived by his four children, Dawn Lange, of Maryland, Byron Comp II, (Angela), of Michigan, Daneen Simmons, of Ohio and Craig Comp (Katrina), of Texas; and three stepchildren, Jim Derby (Kristine), of Picture Rocks, Debbie (Pete) Rider, of Hughesville and David (Bonnie) Derby, of Florida. Surviving in addition to his wife and children is a sister, Elaine (Richard) Scott, of Williamsport as well as eight grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, you may wish to donate in Byron's name to: It Is Written, P.O. Box 6, Chattanooga, TN 37401-9976.

Arrangements entrusted to Crouse Funeral Home. In keeping with Byron’s wishes, there will be no services. A celebration of his life will take place on his 70th birthday on Dec. 2, 2016, at a location to be determined by the family.

"I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord will give to me on that day." 2 Timothy 4:7,8.

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Posted: October 13, 2016




Thomas Henry Richardson, III

Thomas Henry Richardson, III, died at his home in New York City on July 17, 2016 at the age of 74.

Tom was born on May 7, 1942 in Williamsport to the late Tommy and Helen (Potter)Richardson. He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1960 and attended Lycoming College. He served in the U.S. Army as a cook and married the former Rochelle Dorfman of New York while stationed in Hawaii. Following his discharge the couple lived in Manhattan, where their son Scott was born in 1968. The marriage ended in divorce.

He worked for the New York Yankees organization and Continental Can Company, and had a long career with Smith and Wollensky's Steak House in New York City. He was a much loved and garrulous member of their team of veteran waiters. Tom suffered a heart attack in 2005 and eventually died of coronary failure.

He is survived by his son, Scott Richardson of Miami Beach, FL and by his sister, Sharry Lukach, of NYC. His cousins, Marsha Davis of Lewes, DE, Kenneth (Ann) Lundy of Williamsport, Carol (William) McHenry of Jersey Shore, and Rick (Candy) Lundy of Linden.

A graveside service to honor the life of Tom will be held 10:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, PA.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: October 12, 2016

Louise Swartz Regis

Louise Swartz Regis transitioned into eternal life on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Manor Care Home of Camp Hill.

She was born March 26, 1923 in Lock Haven and was the daughter of William and Nell Swartz.

Louise graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1940. She then graduated from Lock Haven Teachers College in 1944.

Her 37 year teaching career began in a one room school house in Leidy Township near Cross Fork. She taught grades one thru six in the old school house for fifteen years until its closing in 1961. She then went on to teach elementary grades at the Renovo Elementary School until her retirement in 1983. She always enjoyed visiting with her past students when she met them around town.

Louise was kind, generous and easy to get along with.

She enjoyed reading and tending to her home and yard.

She especially enjoyed taking care of many pets throughout the years.

Louise was a member of Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, Renovo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Regis, as well as her son, Jimmy, and grandson, Scott Derr.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen and her husband, Gregory Derr of Camp Hill; her son, Thomas Regis and his wife, Shelley of Leesport; and four grandchildren: Brandon Derr, Ashley Derr Garcia, Andrew Regis, and Nicole Regis.

A Memorial Service will be held at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery Chapel, Hyner, on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 1 P.M. with Rev. Father Joseph Orr officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Louise’s name may be made to Saint Josephs’ Catholic Church, 925 Huron Ave., Renovo, Pa 17764.

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 12, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Armstrong

Mary Elizabeth Armstrong, 93, of Williamsport, passed away October 3, 2016, at Fritzingertown Senior Living Community, Drums, PA, surrounded by family.

She was born on January 13, 1923, daughter of the late Charles A. and Mary C. (Manley) McQuillen. Mary graduated from Williamsport High School in 1941. She went on to work as a secretary at Sweet Steel and later worked in the Williamsport City Treasurer’s Office.

She married the love of her life, Donald E. Armstrong, in 1947. They shared almost 68 wonderful years together before Don’s passing in 2015.

Mary was a former member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Williamsport, where she taught Sunday School and Bible School. She was more recently a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Muncy. When her children were young, she was active in the Sheridan Elementary School PTA and was the neighborhood mom to her children's friends.

Mary loved baking and cooking, and she and Don hosted many memorable family reunions. Her favorite times were those spent with family, and she especially liked teaching "pre-school" to her grandchildren.

Mary is survived by one son, Donald A. Armstrong, of Mountaintop; two daughters, Mary Lou (Daniel) Hartsock, of Williamsport, and Cynthia Armstrong-Goodrich, of Daytona, FL.; three grandchildren, Mary Alice Hartsock (Nathan Bordy), of Drexel Hill, Matthew Hartsock, of Boulder, CO, and Mary Clare Goodrich, of Ormond Beach, FL; and one sister, Annabelle Dobson, of South Williamsport.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was preceded in death by three brothers, Lloyd, Carl and Charles McQuillen; two sisters, Gladys Neupauer and Florence Burrows; and one son-in-law, Mark Goodrich.

Services will be at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made to American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037, Memo line: Hurricane Matthew Relief, or to redcross.org.

Arrangements are being handled by Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation and Funeral Home, 500 West 4th Street, Williamsport.

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

 

Posted: October 12, 2016




Mary A. Ward Young

Mary A. Ward Young, 91, of McElhattan, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at Susque-View Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Lock Haven and will be announced when completed.

 

Posted: October 11, 2016

Irvin P. Williams, Jr.

Irvin P. Williams, Jr., 65, of Williamsport, formerly of York, passed away Friday, October 7, 2016.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: October 11, 2016

Louise Swartz Regis

Louise Swartz Regis, 93, of Renovo, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Manor Care of Camp Hill, Pa.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington and will be announced when completed.

 

Posted: October 11, 2016




William H. Baney

William H. Baney, 89, of Aspen Ln., Mill Hall passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Lock Haven Hospital.

Born on December 17, 1926 is Mill Hall, he was the son of the late William Esra and Lillian Clara Bowmaster Baney.

William served in the United States Army during WWII.

On October 26, 1974 he married the former Helen M. Dawes who survives in Mill Hall.

William was employed by Bloomsburg Mills for 36 years and then Champion Parts for 12 years before retiring in 1989. After his retirement, William delivered newspapers for both The Express and the Centre Daily Times.

Earlier in his life he was an avid fisherman and hunter.

William also loved gardening.

In addition to his wife, Helen, he is survived by a son, Greg Baney of Erie; seven daughters: Lillian Johnson of Montoursville, Marjorie (Gary) Karney of Trout Run, Clara Aikey of Williamsport, Bernice (Walter) Williams of State College, Brenda (Brandon) Donahay of Blanchard, Katie (Joe) Winkelman of Beech Creek, and Casey (Bill) Saville of Mill Hall; two sisters, Barb Baldwin of Olean, NY and Isabelle Rombke of Sparta, NC; 30 grandchildren; 56 great grandchildren; and 25 great, great grandchildren.

Along with his parents, William was preceded in death by two daughters, Billy Little and Miriam Hoffman; a sister, Florence Ziegler; and three brothers: Raymond, Ronald, and John Baney.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 1 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Pastor Cathy Dawes officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.

Family and friends will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 12 Noon until the time of the service.

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

 

Posted: October 10, 2016

Anna Rose Springman

Anna Rose Springman, 95, of Williamsport, died on Oct. 9, 2016 at the Williamsport Home. She was born Jan. 28, 1921 in Williamsport, the daughter of Robert and Ida (Moyer) Maneval.

Ann was a 1938 graduate of Williamsport High School and was employed by McCormick, Hurdic and Furst Law Firm and later retired from Divine Providence Hospital. She was a member of the Clio Club, Williamsport Garden Club, First United Methodist Church and it’s Semper Fidelis Sunday School Class.

Surviving are a son, Ronald E. (Barbara) Springman of Montoursville; two grandchildren, Todd (Tammy) Springman and Shelley Springman and three great-grandchildren, Robert, Bradley and Katelyn.

She was preceded by her parents and husband, Wilbur L. Springman.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 14 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Rev. Dorothea F. Giordano officiating. Burial will follow in St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends and family will be received from 10 to 11 a.m.

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

 

Posted: October 10, 2016

Martha E. Waltz

Martha E. Waltz, 92, of Williamsport, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, at ManorCare Health Services South. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Harold E. Waltz.

Born Oct. 19, 1923, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Miriam (Lowe) Motter.

Martha retired from Orelli Supply Company. She was a member of Bethel Linden Presbyterian Church.

During the 1960’s Martha joined the Navy Mothers while her son, Randy, served in the Navy. She was a member of Business Women, the Red Hats and was very active in the Senior Center. Martha was an avid bingo player and played seven days a week. Most of all she was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Surviving are three sons, Randolph A. Scott (Carrie), of Boalsburg, Timothy H. Scott (Marie), of Williamsport, and Bernard C. Scott, of Rose Valley; a daughter, Carrol M. Morehart (Tim), of Williamsport; 12 grandchildren, Ronald Schauer, Rebecca Henry, Pamela Schauer, Michelle McClain, Melissa Henry, Dawn Sanders, Timothy, Thomas, Zachary, and Kelsey Scott, Greg and Brian Morehart; numerous great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, David Henry; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Fishel (Marvin) and Ruth Ann Woodward; and a longtime friend, Frannie Ulsamer.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marcie E. Henry, grandson, Shad Scott and two brothers.

A memorial service to honor the life of Martha will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Martha’s name to Bethel Linden Presbyterian Church, 2758 Bottle Run Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: October 11, 2016




Lynn A. McGinness

Lynn A. McGinness, 74, of 2 Greenwood Ave., Lock Haven, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Williamsport Hospital.

He was born in Lock Haven on September 23, 1942, the son of the late Richard A. McGinness and Reba Workman McGinness Strunk.

Lynn was a 1960 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

He was employed at PPL Electric Utilities until his retirement in 2011.

He was Protestant by faith.

Lynn was an accomplished artist in many ways. He was one of the original band members of The Backbeats as well as The Thunderbolts, in which they accomplished cutting a record. He was also an avid oil-painter and created many beautiful scenery canvasses.

Lynn is survived by his wife, the former Louise E. Sohmer of Lock Haven; a son, Darrin (Tommie) McGinness of Lock Haven; two daughters, Michele (Brian) McGinness and Jackie (David) Keller, both of South Carolina; four brothers, Richard (Glenda) of Avis, Wayne (Sally) of Lock Haven, Mike (Mary Ann) of Lock Haven and Edward Strunk of Howard; one granddaughter; and three great grandchildren.

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

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Annie Halenbake Ross Library of Lock Haven.

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 10, 2016

Matthew L. Thomas

Matthew L. Thomas, 38, of Charleston, SC and a former resident of Muncy, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 27, 2016.

Born Feb. 17, 1978 in Williamsport, he was the son of James (Lois) Thomas of Montoursville and Mary (Robert) Kurtz of Charleston, SC.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Darrin (Vany) of Abbottstown; step brother, Kenny Kurtz of Allentown; step sister, Karen (Matt) Gaydon of Gettysburg; step sister, Jodie (Danny) Fagnano of Montoursville and step brother, Thomas (Pat) Steele of Williamsport. He was also loved by uncles, aunts, cousins, nephew and niece.

Matt was a 1997 graduate of Muncy High School where he excelled in basketball, starting on the varsity team as a sophomore and assisting Muncy to a Mid-Penn title and advanced to District IV Class AA championship playoffs. Upon moving to Charleston he received an associate degree at Charleston College.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 15 at Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St., Montoursville with Pastor David C. Smith officiating. Family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery.

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

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: October 10, 2016

William Lewis Gage, Sr.

William Lewis Gage, Sr., a lifelong resident of Williamsport, died suddenly on Thursday, October 6, 2016, at the age of 98.

Born on April 20, 1918, in Williamsport, he was the only child of Lewis Keefer Gage and Helen Gage (nee MacMillan)

William enlisted in the United States/Pennsylvania National Guard at the age of 17, where he served in Co. K, 109th Infantry. In 1941, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. By the time of his retirement in 1963, he had attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. During the course of his service, he was stationed in Korea and England during the 1950s, as well as at various stateside posts. Following his retirement, he returned to his hometown, where he resided for the remainder of his life.

William was a fixture at the local American Legion Hall, where he met a number of other World War II veterans who would gather regularly for breakfasts. A prodigious journal-keeper, he was also an opinionated writer of Letters to the Editor. Most notably, he once had a letter of his excerpted and read on the air on the television news magazine, 60 Minutes, by which time he had transitioned from a “Roosevelt Republican” to “Regan Democrat.”

Not content to remain still for very long, William tried his hand at a variety of occupations and endeavors following his retirement from the USAF, including turning one-half of his father’s Norge appliance store into “Bill’s Trading Post,” where he sold curios and knick-knacks. He obtained a post-secondary degree and a teaching certificate, and often threatened to substitute teach one of his son’s classes at the nearby junior high school. Eventually, he obtained a position as an employment counselor at the local office of the State Bureau of Employment Security.

William enjoyed gardening and collecting things, and ultimately filled the basement of his home with hundreds, if not thousands, of souvenirs and other curiosities acquired during his travels and at garage sales over the course of a long and well-lived life.

He is survived by his adopted son, William, of Rio Rancho, NM, and his grandson, Michael Wright, Jr.

He was preceded in death most recently by Priscilla, his wife of 68 years; Debra Wright, his adopted daughter; and his son-in-law, Michael Wright, Sr.

A funeral service to honor the life of William will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, October 13 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Sanders Morutary.

In lieu of flowers (or food), the family suggests a monetary contribution to Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, 406 W. 34th St., Kansas City, MO 64111.

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Posted: October 10, 2016




Miriam S. Shoup

Miriam S. Shoup, 84, of Cogan House Twp., passed away Friday, October 7, 2016 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born September 22, 1932 in Williamsport a daughter of J. Harold and Mildred Kyle Shafer.

Miriam was a waitress at the former Bair’s Truck Stop and had also worked for LEMCO. She was a member of the Cogan House Christian Church. She was very family orientated; enjoyed watching birds and was an excellent cook.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband Robert E. Shoup, sons, Michael James Shoup and Douglas Earl Shoup; grandson, Steven L. Kilmer, Jr., great granddaughter, Rachel Tess Shoup, and sisters, Margie Hartman and Dorothy London.

She is survived by her sons, John (Cindy) Shoup and Jesse (Nannette) Shoup, both of Trout Run; daughters, Marilyn Kilmer of Trout Run, and Donna (Raymond) Fibranz of Owendale, Mich.; sisters, Bea Phillips of Sea Ford, Delaware and Carolyn Shafer of Toms River, NJ; ten grandchildren, Todd Shoup, Tara (Gary) Soloman, Shad (Jennifer) Shoup, Jacob (Felicia) Shoup, Joseph (Stephanie) Shoup, Sarah Shoup, Kelly (Christian) Kauffman, Mark (Tara) Fibranz, Joseph (Mahala) Fibranz, Phillip (Bethany) Fibranz, and 17 Great grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Cogan House Christian Church. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Blooming Grove Cemetery.

The family suggests contributions be made to either: The Gatehouse, c/0 Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the Cogan House Christian Church, 3782 Cogan House Rd., Trout Run, PA 17771.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: October 10, 2016

Eleanor Marie Bloom

Eleanor Marie Bloom, 87, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2016.  She was born January 25, 1929 in Akron, OH.

She is survived by her four children, Frank, Jr., Sharon Bennett-Almaleh, Gary, Keith (Eileen) and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Frank Leslie “Les”, Sr, and son, Steven D.

Service arrangements will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville. 

 

Posted: October 10, 2016

Thomas I. Bastian, Sr.

Thomas I. Bastian, Sr., 74, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 surrounded by family.

Born May 5, 1942, in Union County, Thomas was a son of the late George and Pearl (Murphy) Bastian.

A graduate of Williamsport Area High School Thomas owned and operated Bastian’s Auto Service in Linden where he worked as a mechanic for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, yard sales, shooting pool, playing darts and the color purple. You could often find him coloring, doing macramé, or delivering puppies, some of his greatest pastimes. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially his children and grandchildren. His quick wit and humor will be missed.

Surviving are a son Thomas I. (Christi) Bastian, Jr. of Trout Run; a daughter Tammy Meuse (Geno Emerick, Jr.) of Williamsport; 4 grandchildren, Christina (Sam) Coup, Jennifer Frank, Asia Bastian, Justin Bastian; 5 great grandchildren, Rodney, Serenity, Caleb, Kaylee, and Brooklynn; 3 sisters Nancy Phoenix, Linda Kershner, and Janet Day; his good friend Sandy Bastian, and his beloved dog, Kiye.

Friends and family are welcome to celebrate Thomas’s life at a gathering from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his daughter Tammy’s house, 1201 Park Avenue Williampsort, PA 17701. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Thomas name to the S.P.C.A. 2805 Reach Road Williampsort, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 10, 2016




Victoria P. Barlet

Victoria P. Barlet, 93, of Williamsport, died Friday, October 7, 2016 at the Williamsport Home.

A full obituary announcing a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 10, 2016

Evelyn L. Snyder

Evelyn L. Snyder, 85, of Montoursville, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Loyalsock Creek Rehab and Nursing Center. She was born January 23, 1931 in Montoursville a daughter of Raymond and Esther Moon Frantz.

Evelyn retired from the former GTE Sylvania. She enjoyed going to diner with her friends, painting, ceramics, bowling, and loved jig saw puzzles.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband Donald C. Snyder, and sisters, Dora Wagner and Ruth Schlee.

She is survived by her sons, Dale L. (JoAnne) Clementoni of Quakertown, Gary L. Clementoni of Montoursville and Scott R. (Melodee) Snyder of Montoursville; step sons, Kirk L. Snyder and Keith A. (Tanis) Snyder, both of Las Vegas; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Interment will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

A viewing for family and friends will be held Wednesday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

 

Posted: October 10, 2016

Norma L. Kinley

Norma L. Kinley, 91, of Williamsport, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born October 22, 1924, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late James L. and Zoe (Call) Goodrich. Norma married Ernest C. Kinley on November 22, 1945 and together they shared 57 years of marriage until his death on December 12, 2002.

Norma was the oldest member of Maple Springs United Methodist Church in Linden, where she was very involved over the course of her lifetime. She served as a Sunday school teacher, helped with the prayer chain, and the Ladies Society Willing Hearts and Hands which was always special to her. She loved bowling and played in many different leagues in the area. She enjoyed sewing and coloring, but most of all her greatest passion was her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are a daughter, Deborah L. Monds (Charles F. Walizer) of Williamsport; a son, Douglas C. (Charlene) Kinley of Cogan Station; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 13 great great grandchildren; 2 sisters Emma Stroble of Muncy and Gloria (James) Espositio of Williamsport.

In addition to her husband, Norma was preceded in death by a son, Thomas E. Kinley, a son-in-law Wayne F. Monds, and a daughter-in-law Christine (O’Brien) Kinley.

A funeral service to honor the life of Norma will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street with Rev. Dr. S. David Simon, officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at Sanders.

Memorial contributions may be made in Norma’s name to Maple Springs UMC, 2055 State Route 973W Cogan Station, PA 17728 Attn: Willing Hearts and Hands Fund.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: October 10, 2016




Evelyn Marie Plotts

Evelyn Marie Plotts, 49, of 115 S. Chestnut St., Mill Hall, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2016 at home.

She was born in Lock Haven on November 17, 1966, the daughter of the late Duane Miller, Sr. and Josephine Chicko Miller, whom survives in Mill Hall.

Evelyn was a 1984 graduate of Bald Eagle Nittany High School.

She was employed as a Sales Associate at the Benner Pike Wal-Mart until she fell ill in December of 2015.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, Brock N. (Sarah) Plotts of Mill Hall; two daughters, Haley C. and Hannah M. Plotts, both of Mill Hall; three brothers, Duane (Deb) Miller, Jr. of Kansas, Joseph (Tammy) Miller, Sr. of Lock Haven and James (Bridget) Miller of Castanea; and three sisters, Hazel Heverly of Mill Hall, Jamie (Roy) Neese of Mill Hall and Margaret Cierpilowski of Harrisburg.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Rev. Mark Riley officiating.

Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.

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

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the American Cancer Society.

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

 

Posted: October 7, 2016

Lawrence E. Starr, Jr.

Lawrence E. Starr, Jr., 90, of Montoursville, passed away Friday, October 7, 2016 at the Loyalsock Creek Rehab and Nursing Center. He was born November 18, 1925 in Montoursville a son of Lawrence E. and Eva Niederberger Starr.

Larry had worked at the former GTE Sylvania and also for Artley’s Nursery.

He was predeceased by his parents, and sisters, Eleanor DeSanto and Virginia Starr.

He is survived by his companion Margaret Ann Hunter of Montoursville; daughters, Linda M. Avery of Williamsport and Susie A. (Larry) Gehr of Trout Run; brother, Donald Starr of Montoursville; sisters, Evelyn (William) Hawkins of Trout Run, Mavis Carpenter of Texas, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: October 7, 2016

Denise J. (Hill) Kulick

Denise J. (Hill) Kulick, 50, of Lock Haven passed away Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Jersey Shore Hospital after courageously fighting a long and difficult battle with cancer.

Born on July 18, 1966 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the Edward and Janet Reichert Hill.

Denise was a 1984 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

On December 9, 1989 she married the love of her life, Donald “Don” Kulick.

Denise was employed at Fuel On, the former Choice, in Lock Haven.

Denise was a member of “The Lockettes” - Rainbow Girls Drill Team.

She loved the woods and birdwatching.

Denise also enjoyed attending archery shoots where in addition to shooting she could often be found socializing.

She was very creative, using her creativity of make dreamcatchers and jewelry.

Denise liked to watch WWE wrestling and also was an avid keychain collector.

She will be remembered for always having a smile for everyone, regardless of how she was physically feeling.

Surviving is her mother, Janet Hill of Lock Haven; her husband, Don Kulick of Lock Haven; a daughter and son-in-law, Deanna Kulick and James Baskin of Mill Hall; a granddaughter, Lillith Baskin of Mill Hall; four brothers: Dan (Pam) Reichert of Dunnstown, Ed (Peggy) Hill of Virginia, J.T. (Andrea) Hill of Reading, and Ron (Shenan) Hill of Beech Creek; and her two dogs, Freddy and Lilly.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Hill.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 2 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Friends and family will be received on Tuesday from 1 P.M. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions in Denise’s name may be made to the Clinton County S.P.C.A., 33 Mill Hill Rd., Lock Haven.

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

 

Posted: October 7, 2016




Kevin William McQuown

Kevin William McQuown, 31, of Longmont, Colorado passed away unexpectedly on September 18, 2016 at his home.

Born January 11, 1985, in Williamsport, a son of William G. and Kathryn Anne (Stadt) McQuown, of Williamsport. On September 21, 2013, he married Taryn R. Bell, who survives.

Kevin graduated from Williamsport Area High School, Class of 2003. He attended Pennsylvania College of Technology for welding and Wyoming Technical Institute for auto restoration. He also attended the University of Montana. He volunteered at the Thomas Taber Museum, Williamsport during his youth.

He was an avid antique collector, especially vintage automobile memorbilia. He enjoyed restoring antique cars. He was employed in Pennsylvania and Colorado at numerous high end car restoration shops. Kevin adored his English Setter, Annabelle and two cats, Peach and Hudson.

In addition to his wife and parents, Kevin is survived by a sister, Kristiann McQuown, of Williamsport and a step brother Stephen McQuown, of Pittsburgh.

A memorial service to honor the life of Kevin will be held at 7 pm, Monday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Forney Transportation Museum, 4303 Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO 80216.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 6, 2016

Bernard E. “Bernie” Clementoni

Bernard E. “Bernie” Clementoni, 89, of Hughesville, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at The Gatehouse.

Born April 9, 1927 in Union Dale, he was a son of the late Joseph and Marie (Peterman) Clementoni. He and his wife, the former Patricia A. Brink, celebrated 67 years of marriage on September 23, 2016.

Bernie served his country honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a member of the American Legion, Post 601, Sonestown. He retired from the former Schnadig Corporation, Montoursville, and enjoyed woodworking and restoring antique furniture. Bernie also enjoyed going to auctions, hunting, fishing, and above all, spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons, Rusty A. (Paulette) Clementoni of Williamsport, Ronald E. (Sheila) Clementoni, and Rod L. (Pam) Clementoni, both of Hughesville; two sisters, Josephine Wolfe of Goshen, NY and Mary Lou McBurney of AL; six grandchildren, Bart, Leslie, Erin, Traci, Kelsey, and Alex; five great-grandchildren, Ella, Anna, Josie, Anthony, and Haydon.

In addition to his parents, Bernie was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, Armond, and Kenneth Clementoni.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, October 10, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Chaplain David Fishel officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: October 7, 2016

David L. Welch

David L. Welch, 67, of Williamsport died Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Rose View Center after an extended illness.

He was the son of the late Jack L. Welch and Elva Mae (Derr) Welch.

He was also predeceased by a sister Joanne Hampton of Bloomsburg and a brother Jack Welch, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL.

Surviving is a step mother Patricia Welch of Williamsport, three brothers Bruce (Mary) Welch of Jacksonville, FL, Dennis (Debra) Welch of Linden and Todd Welch of Williamsport, and a sister Holly Paulhamus (Scott) of Cogan Station.

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

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: October 7, 2016




Maxine R. Loudenslager

Maxine R. Loudenslager, 97, of Williamsport, passed away, Wednesday, October 5, 2016 in Williamsport.

Born May 15, 1919 in Williamsport, she was the only child of Hayes Clyde and Kathryn Marie (Baker) Everett. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 41 years, Beuford C. Loudenslager, and two grandsons Timothy Anthony and Robert E. Loudenslager. She was also predeceased by longtime friend Paul Bloom.

Maxine is survived by her son Robert G. Loudenslager and his wife Marty of Williamsport with whom she resided and daughter Diane M. Piraino of Tupelo, MS, eight grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.

Maxine enjoyed being with her friends and family, doing crossword puzzles and playing cards. She was a member of the former Wesley United Methodist Church, where she was the church secretary for many years, currently a member of First Church. She had worked in the office of AETNA Insurance Company for many years.

In honoring her wishes, a graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Maxine’s name may be made to First U.M.C. 604 Market St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 5, 2016

Earl F. Cummings Jr.

Earl F. Cummings Jr., 59, of Antes Fort, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at his home.

Born August 8, 1957, in Lock Haven, he was a son to the late Earl F. Cummings Sr. and the former Dorothy M. Hammersley.

Surviving are his loving wife, the former Pamela J. Rossman; children, Tina M. Bloomer of Williamsport and Robert W. Cummings of Jersey Shore; grandchildren, Elizabeth L. Cummings, Olivia M. Berry, Evan L. Cummings, and Aleeyah J. Cummings; a brother, Paul A. (Tonya) Cummings of Muncy; and four sisters, Dollie A. Hill of Williamsport, Evelyn N. (Clayton) Morse of Williamsport, Bernice E. Cummings of Williamsport, and Dorothea N. (John) Allen of Harrisburg.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 7, 2016, at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service at Welker Funeral Home.

www.WelkerFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: October 6, 2016

Philip G. Girio

Philip G. Girio, 79, of Williamsport, passed away with family by his side on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 after a lengthy illness.

Born, July 24, 1937 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Georgio and Andonetta (Scoppa) Girio. Philip married Theresa M. Staccone on January 25, 1975 and together they shared 42 years of marriage with one another.

A 1956 graduate of Williamsport High School, Philip served his country in the US Army. He then worked at A&P for over 30 years and later retired from Bi-Lo. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and working in his garden. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and a former member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Harmonia Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters; Marie A. Girio Brummett (Edward Martin) of Blain, Anna Marie Girio Bennett (Lewis F. Jr.) of Danville; two grandchildren John Travis Bennett and Katherine Theresa Bennett; three brothers, Arthur Girio of Williamsport, Joseph Girio of Berwick, and Richard Girio of Williamsport; and several nieces and nephews.

Philip was preceded in death by a sister Eva Pellegrino and a brother Carl Girio.

A funeral Mass of Christian Burial to honor the life of Philip will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 10, 2016 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, with Rev. Brian VanFossen. A visitation will be held in the church portico from 9-9:45 a.m., Monday. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Philip’s name to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: October 6, 2016




Anna Fay Suddath

Anna Fay Suddath, 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 3, 2016 at Loyalsock Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Kratzerville Pa. on September 23, 1924 the daughter of Harvey and Frona Berge Moyer.

Anna attended the Church of the Savior. She was very active in the church and was involved in the church’s after school program and Bible Study Fellowship.

Anna was a bookkeeper for the former Neyharts Dept. Store, Columbia Gas Co. and Bucknell University. She was a member of the American Business Women’s Association, she enjoyed sewing, quilting and working in the garden.

Anna is survived by her children, Nina Reeba of San Diego CA, George T. Suddath Jr. of the city, Jannine Monness of Montoursville and Melanee Herrera of S. Williamsport. Her grandchildren survive her, Jesse Herrera, Alissa Herrera ,Maranda Baker, Melissa Suddath and Joe Suddath , as well as 7 great grandchildren.

Anna was preceded in death by her oldest child, Kim Suddath.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday morning at 11 am at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third Street Williamsport. The Rev. Jeff O’Neil will officiate. Burial will be in Kratzerville Cemetery.

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Posted: October 5, 2016

Mary Louise Kiodo

Mary Louise Kiodo, 89, of Montoursville, passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at the Gatehouse.

Born March 10, 1927, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late William and Madaline (Vallacci) Maggi.

On May 8, 1948, at Mater Dolorosa Church, she married Frank J. Kiodo. Together they shared 66 years of marriage until his passing on Nov. 27, 2014. They enjoyed traveling 48 states and 25 years in the winters at Florida.

Mary was a 1946 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was an excellent seamstress and brought joy to children with her handmade Barbie and Ken doll clothes and Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. She will be remembered for her acts of kindness and dedication to family, friends and her faith. Mary also had a special place in her heart and sincere gratitude for her caregivers, especially, Martha Sauers, Peggy Shively and Ramona Cooper.

She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. In the past, she served many years as a Catholic Daughter counselor, an auxiliary member of the Knights of Columbus and volunteering at the church fair at the former Annunciation Church.

Surviving are her children, Nancy L. Lockridge, of Williamsport, Susan K. (Randall) Wright, of Montoursville and Thomas A. Kiodo, of Homestead, Fla.; grandchildren, Richelle L. and Brett D. (Ali) Walk and Angela Lockridge; great-grandchildren Dylan Renn and Simone Walk; sisters, Jennie Samar, Theressa Fredo, Antoinette DeSanto; sister-in-law, Frances Rush and brother-in-law, Leonard Bellott; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Anthony Maggi; sister, Louise Bellott; and son-in-law, Richard Lockridge.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 800 Mulberry St., Montoursville, with Father Michael McCormick officiating.

Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, if you so wish, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

 

Posted: October 5, 2016

Norma Jean Reich

Norma Jean Reich, 75, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at her residence.

Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Thursday, April 3, 1941, she was the daughter of the late and Emma (Mann) Hill Gibson.

She was the widow of Lawrence E. "Larry" Reich who preceded her in death on October 18, 2006.

Norma Jean was last employed by Liberty Sportswear at Montgomery.

She enjoyed knitting and needlework.

Norma Jean is survived by three sons, John Propst, Elimsport, PA; Howard Propst, Muncy, PA; Donald and wife Debra Ann Propst, Muncy, PA; one sister, Esther and husband Kenneth Feaster, Montgomery, PA; one brother, Clarence and wife Lillian Hill, Williamsport, PA.

She is also survived by seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Norma Jean was preceded in death by her son, Bryan K. Propst, her daughter, Jennie May Propst, four brothers, George Hill, William Hill, Danny Hill and Joseph Hill and one sister, Hazel Ritchie.

A memorial service will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association of PA, Northeastern Region, 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

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

 

Posted: October 5, 2016




Yavonne J. Conrad

Yavonne J. Conrad, 85, of Montoursville, passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 at her residence. She was born July 10, 1931 in Mansfield, the daughter of Harland and Genevieve Hager Sherman.

Yavonne retired from Lyter Elementary School in the Montoursville School District. She enjoyed being with her husband, children and grandchildren, reading and playing word games.

She was predeceased by her parents, and brothers, Richard and William Sherman.

Yavonne is survived by her husband of 66 years John H. Conrad; son, Jeffrey J. Conrad of Montoursville; daughter, Cathy L. (Michael) Burger of Montoursville, and her grandchildren, Brenton Harland John Conrad, Caroline Elle Conrad, Kendelle Rose Conrad, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Burger and Colin Michael Burger.

At Yavonne’s request services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: October 5, 2016


William J. "Bill" Decker

William J. "Bill" Decker, 93, of Williamsport, went to be with his Lord on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Mary C. (Forney) Decker, on March 15, 2013.

Born Jan. 31, 1923, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Walter E., Sr. and Gladys P. (Reese) Decker.

Bill was a World War II Navy veteran. Following his service in the military he was employed with Kenwood Builders as a carpenter for many years.

He attended New Life Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Lycoming Creek Lions. Bill enjoyed woodworking including scroll saw and intarsia. He also enjoyed playing his guitar and stamp collecting. He loved Jesus, his family and helping others.

Surviving are a son, John W. Decker (Doreen), of South Williamsport; two daughters, Virginia K. Hoffman (Philip) and Donna L. Hepler (Robert), both of Williamsport; five grandchildren, Robert Hepler Jr., William Hepler, Rachel Wilson, Seth Decker and Mallory Weymer; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Walter E. Decker Jr.

A funeral service to honor the life of Bill will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy with military honors.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s name to Lycoming Creek Lions, P.O. Box 4032, Williamsport, PA 17701 or New Life Presbyterian Church, 1500 Hidden Valley Drive, Montoursville, PA 17754.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: October 5, 2016

Jean L. Hostrander

Jean L. Hostrander, age 86 of Linden, died on October 3, 2016 at home after a long illness. Born January 2, 1930, she was the daughter of the late, Albert Sr. and Delores (Hannen) Paucke, of Williamsport.

Jean was a 1948 graduate of St. Joseph Catholic School in Williamsport Pa., along with accomplishing the Office of Secretary and Cheerleader for her class. This is where she met her high school sweetheart and late husband, Lawrence H. Hostrander Sr., with whom she was married to for 34 years. Jean enjoyed traveling with family and friends. She also enjoyed playing cards, sewing, cooking and going to family reunions/gatherings with family members. She had the pleasure in learning the art of baking and making wedding cakes, passed on to her from her mother, Delores. Her membership as a Catholic Daughter and volunteering her time at Annunciation Parish Center allowed her to make so many cherished friendships over the years and this meant a great deal to her.

Jean’s favorite saying was, “If you don’t have something nice to say about someone, then don’t say anything at all.”

When asked what her goals were in life, Jean would say, “to be a mother and a house wife.” She met and surpassed her goals, for in 1982 she received the “Mother of the Year Award,” nominated by her children, thru a contest held by the City of Williamsport. The outstanding example of love and faithfulness she instilled in her family, has served as a foundation for generations to come. Her faith in God is forever etched in our hearts and minds. Throughout her life, she maintained a sweet and simple demeanor that won the hearts of many. Jean would often sing her favorite song, “Silver Bells”, even in the dead of summer. She had a contagious smile and for this we are certainly blessed to remember her by.

Jean and Larry were the parents of seven children, Kathleen Williams of Newberry, Joann Chappell (Steven) of Mansfield, Lawrence Hostrander, Jr. (Carol Wagner) of Williamsport, Teresa D’Alena (Francis) of Trout Run, Michael Hostrander (Karen) of Linden, Jean Hoffman of Linden, and Kelly Springman (Mark) of Cogan Station. She has 12 grandchildren, Danny Hoffer, Amy Fessler (Lee), Terra Chappell (Derek Nejedly ), Mindi Beyer (Brad), Matthew Hostrander (Melissa), Melissa Kiessling (Wesley), Zachary Chappell (Desirae), Rebecca Banzhaf (Joe), Eric John Hostrander, Chad Hostrander (Erica ), Richard Springman and Ryan Hostrander, 13 great grandchildren, Emily Fessler, Caleb Bilbay, Olivia Fessler, Mayson Kiessling, Leah Banzhaf, Emma Banzhaf, Izabella Chappell, Bryant Beyer, Sydney Hostrander, Melody Beyer, Elena Chappell, Tucker Hostrander and Tru Kiessling, a sister Mary Ellen Parks of Linden, and two brothers Jack Paucke (Barbara) of Williamsport, and Albert Paucke (Joan) of Linden.

Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold & Gary Paucke, her daughter, Kathleen Williams and two grandsons Eric John Hostrander and Richard Springman.

A celebration of Life and Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday, October 7, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West 4th Street, Williamsport, burial will be follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville. Visitation will be held from 8:45-9:45 in the portico of St. Joseph the Worker.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jean’s memory may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 711 W. Edwin Street Williamsport, PA 17701, Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701 or Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Avenue, Suite E-201, Pittsburg, PA 15222.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: October 5, 2016




Lenna A. Knerr

Lenna A. Knerr, 95, of Williamsport, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at Rose View Center.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold W. "Dutch" Knerr Sr. in 1981 and her second husband, Ellwood L. Knerr in 1995.

Born Feb. 1, 1921, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late John H. and Alta J. (Rae) Miller.

Lenna was a member of Christian Church of Cogan Station. Her family meant everything to her. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother and cherished her time with her family.

Surviving are two sons, Harold W. "Bill" Knerr, of Williamsport and Joseph L. Knerr (Kim), of South Williamsport; a daughter, Suzanne J. Boatman (Shane), of Cogan Station; seven grandchildren, Angela Boshey, Kurt Knerr, Mandi Young, Kasey Eck, Jeremy Boatman, Evan Knerr and Garrett Knerr; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Frank Miller, and three sisters, Florence Cavanaugh, Geraldine Kinney and Evelyn Bowman.

A graveside service to honor the life of Lenna will be held 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 in St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Quiggleville, with the Rev. Harry "Bud" Yoder officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Lenna’s name to Christian Church of Cogan Station, 5904 Lycoming Creek Road, Cogan Station, PA 17728.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: October 4, 2016

Judith J. Creasey

Judith J. Creasey, 77, of Williamsport passed away Monday, October 3, 2016 at Manor Care North.

Born January 18, 1939 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Chester H. and Betty L. (Rupert) Scriver.

A graduate of Williamsport High School, Judy married Thomas R. Creasey on November 15, 1975 and together they shared 40 years of marriage with one another. Judy and Thomas enjoyed traveling out West to visit family when her health allowed her to. Her favorite past time, aside from her family was going to the Community Arts Center and taking trips to NYC to see Broadway shows. Judy was involved with the Red Hat Society.

Judith is survived by her husband Thomas, a daughter, Deborah L. (Tony) Gebauer of Longmont, CO; two sons Stephen H. Donnell of Williamsport, Patrick T. Creasey; two grandchildren; and a brother Gerald H. (Gail) Scriver of Boulder, CO.

In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by her grandmother Lila Scriver, whom she shared a very special relationship with.

A graveside service to honor the life of Judith will be held 2 p.m. Friday, October 7, 2016 at Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, PA.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Judy’s name to the Alzheimer's Disease Association 57 North Franklin Street Wilkes Barre, PA 18740.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: October 4, 2016

Brent William Stabley

Brent William Stabley, 24, left this world on the evening of Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Lock Haven, Pa.

Born on August 1, 1992 in Lock Haven, he was the son of Carl E. Johnson and Tami L. Stabley-Gregory, both of which survive.

Brent was very interested in skateboarding and bodybuilding and loved his tattoos, of which he had many. He was a relaxed kind of guy and enjoyed sitting back and watching Ghost Adventures eating nachos.

The world “Loyalty” was more than a word to him, it was his motto that he lived by and under this code of ethics he would have done anything for his family and friends.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sisters, Vesta Jones and Carleah Stabley; two brothers, Mason Winner and Jordan Ripka; paternal grandmother, Debra Johnson-Eichenlaub; paternal grandfather, Joe “Rusty” Cheak of Texas; maternal grandfather, Marcus R. Hill; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and three aunts.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandmother, Helen “Topsy” Glenn; his uncle, Case William Johnson; and his baby niece, Loralei L. Stabley.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

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

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the American Cancer Society or Clinton County Advocates for a Drug Free Tomorrow.

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

 

Posted: October 5, 2016




Donna Kay (Cook) Dick

Donna Kay (Cook) Dick, 73, of Williamsport, died on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Unit.

She was born in Lock Haven on October 7, 1942 and was the daughter of the late Max B. and Freda May (Miller) Cook. She had graduated from Bald Eagle High School. Donna had worked at Manor Care South and retired after 36 year’s service. She was Methodist by faith. She was a member of the Young Mens Democratic Club and volunteered for Meals On Wheels. She enjoyed shopping and was a Steeler fan.

Donna is survived by two sons; Robert M. (Anne) Huther of Apex, NC and Kevin M. Huther of Williamsport, two daughters; Laurie K. (Steve) Mundrick of Allenwood and Heather C. (Adam) Brant of Hughesville, six grandchildren; Amber Dick of Williamsport, Alicia Huther of Apex, NC, Eric Huther of Apex, NC, Jordan Hinds of Williamsport, Levi Huther of Williamsport and Dalton Brant of Hughesville, five great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law; Pat (Steve) Mraz of Jersey Shore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband; Robert R. Huther and one grandson; Travis M. Huther.

There will be a gathering of family and friends 4 – 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the Life Celebration of Donna will be held at 5:00 P.M. The Reverend Kenneth Weiss will officiate the service. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: October 3, 2016

Virgle L. “Chip” Price, Jr.

Virgle L. “Chip” Price, Jr., 63 of South Williamsport, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016 at his residence. He was born March 2, 1953 in Williamsport a son of Virgil L. and Gladys Barr Price.

Chip was a graduate of South Williamsport High School and retired from Osram Sylvania. He loved music, and was an avid harmonica player having played in several bands.

He was predeceased by his parents, brother, Allen “Buddy” and a sister Renee.

He is survived by his daughter, Bethany A. Price of Washington, NH, and his granddaughter, Piper Isabelle Corigliano.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: October 3, 2016

Elizabeth H. “Betty” Shultz

Elizabeth H. “Betty” Shultz, 92, formerly of 360 E. Park St., Lock Haven passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Susque View Home, Lock Haven.

Born on December 26, 1923 in Clearfield, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret Dixon Baney.

On September 14, 1946 Betty married the love of her life, Clay L. Shultz, who preceded her in death in October 2003.

She attended St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lock Haven.

Betty enjoyed cooking and playing BINGO.

She loved to travel to the beach and especially to Ohio to see her grandchildren and family.

Betty will be remembered as a good wife, mother, and “Little Miss Homemaker.”

Surviving is a son, David C. Shultz of Karthus; a daughter, Mary Lou (Ken) Quiggle of Mill Hall; nine grandchildren who she cherished: Carolann, Tim, Autumn, Marie, David, Boyd Lee, Gary, Shelly, and Debbie; 10 great grandchildren; and 12 great, great grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, George, and two sisters, Olive and Irene.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Dunnstown Cemetery with Minister William Narehood officiating.

Memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be made to Susquehanna Hospice with checks made payable to Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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 3, 2016




William E. “Bill” Beach

William E. “Bill” Beach, 56, of Lock Haven passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016 at his home.

Born August 31, 1960 in Lock Haven he was the son of Harold W. Beach of Castanea and the late Margaret Beach.

Bill was a graduate of Lock Haven High School.

Over the years he was employed by the railroad, Crossroads, Lock Haven Taxi, New Park Resources, and most recently as a self-employed caregiver.

He was a lifetime member of the Castanea Fire Company.

Bill enjoyed camping, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his father, he is survived by three children: Jessica (Chad) Erdice of Wisconsin, Holly Beach of Wisconsin, and Billy Beach of Spring Boro; two brothers, Harold (Kristi) Beach of Picture Rocks and Steven Beach of Flemington; four sisters: Karen (Robert) Jacobs of Castanea, Susan (DuWayne) Kunes of Lock Haven, Diane (Terry) Neff of Castanea, and Carol (Steve) Confer of Lock Haven; three grandchildren: Hayden, Madison, and McKayla, all of Wisconsin; and a long time life mate, Sue Isieza of Lock Haven.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 1175 W. Fourth St., Flemington with Rev. Harry Nelson officiating. Burial will take place at Hill Crest Cemetery, Clearfield.

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

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

 

Posted: October 3, 2016

Helen V. Eck

Helen V. Eck, 97, of Montoursville, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Valley View Nursing Center. Helen was born on March 17, 1919 in Eldred Twp. She was the daughter of the late Frank K. and Esther M. Weiman Wright.

Helen was the oldest living member of First Baptist Church of Warrensville. She was a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Eldred Twp. Fire Co. Helen will be remembered for her sense of humor and having a mind of her own. She was extremely dedicated to her family and her greatest pleasure was baking, cooking and having family get togethers.

Helen is survived by two daughters; Ann K. (Robert) Lunt of Montoursville, Karen K. (Larry) Weimer of Elimsport, a sister; Alice (Harry) Billman of Spring Hills, Fla., three grandchildren Wendy (Scott) Baker, Jamie (Harold) King, Jason (Jen Smith) Weimer, five great-grandchildren; Autumn, Kyle, Toby, Tyler, Kaiden and by four great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Mahlon M. “Abe” Eck, sister; Marguerite Duty, a brother; Donald Wright and by a grandson Justin Weimer.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 5, at Spitler Funeral Home 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10-11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Posted: October 3, 2016

William E. Cohick

William E. Cohick, 94, died on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in Needham MA at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital with his daughter along side.

Born on June 23, 1922 in Williamsport PA, Bill was a son of Earl Cohick and Erma (Beech) Cohick, and a devoted husband for 66 years to the late Marie A. (Shoup) Cohick.

He had two daughters, Barbara Babcock of Liverpool NY and Susan C. Basta of Norwood MA. He was the brother of Herbert Cohick and his wife Betty of Newberry, and Delores Cohick Lundy of Duboistown.

He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Carmen Cohick Weaver formerly of Linden and brother, Floyd A. Cohick formerly of Williamsport.

During WWII, Bill proudly served in the United States Army Air Forces. His tenure as a navigator took him to various locations throughout the U.S. and the pacific arena. He was a recipient of the WW II Victory, Army of Occupation (Japan) and American Campaign Medals, and honorably discharged as a Captain in 1948.

Bill was a graduate of the Wharton School of Economics and was employed by General Electric and Polaroid as an accountant. In marriage, Bill and his wife Marie had long- term residencies in Syracuse NY and Reading MA years, before returning to their roots in PA. Following his wife’s passing, Bill returned to MA and resided for over four years at Briarwood Healthcare in Needham, MA.

Throughout his life, Bill passionately embraced the simple pleasures of life through his creative energy, musical talent and authentic appreciation for others. Until his final passing, he ignited smiles and warmed hearts with his vibrant and tenacious spirit. To honor Bill, the family asks everyone to extend a helping hand to someone in need. Memorial gifts may be made to the Cure Alzeihmer’s fund; a linkage for donation can be found at http://www.curealz.org

Interment with military honors will take place in Williamsport at Wildwood Cemetery in October.

Local arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: October 3, 2016

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