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Obituaries ~ September 2015
 



Clyde A. Wagner Jr.

Clyde A. Wagner Jr., 83, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015 at Rose View Court, surrounded by his family.

Clyde was born in Lewisburg, PA on March 14, 1932 the son of Clyde A. and Lottie M. Lose Wagner.

He worked as an electrician for various companies. He enjoyed watching the Phillies, Penn State and the Steelers. When he was younger he played guitar and sang in a country and western band.

A U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War he was recipient of a Purple Heart.

His wife of 46 years, the former Alda G. Reitmeyer, died October 23, 2011.

Surviving are his children, Sherry J. (Jack) Bernstine of Williamsport, Kevin (Cheryl) Wagner of Langhorne, Diane M. (Danny) Shultz of Cogan Station, Susan M. (Brian) Bashnick of Williamsport, ten grandchildren, Adrienne Hornberger, Brandon Bernstine, Kevin, Kaitlyn and Chelsea Wagner, Jamie Wagner, Josh and Amber Shultz, Tanner and Sydney Bashnick, three great grandchildren, Zarin Hornberger, Jeziah Hanner and Xavier Rice, and a sister Frances Tisot of Selinsgrove.

The family will receive family and friends on Thursday from 11 to 12 at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 East Third St., Williamsport.

A funeral service will be held 12 noon on Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Gwen Bernstein officiating followed by burial at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Clyde’s name may be made to Susquehanna Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701 for the benefit of Susquehanna Hospice.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Rose View Court for the care and compassion.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: September 30, 2015

George J. Stavoy

George J. Stavoy, 69, of 1755 Liberty Drive, Williamsport died September 22, 2015 at home.

He was born in Williamsport on January 1, 1946 the son of George M Stavoy and Rita A. Pishko.

George was a self employed Auto Technician.He was a long time owner of G.J. Auto Repair. George was a people person and touched the lives of so many people. He was a guy with a helping hand to everyone and people will remember his infectious smile and easy joking manner. He will be deeply missed. George enjoyed muscle cars and hot rods.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years the former Kathleen B. Waxmunsky, and his children and mother, Joseph T Stavoy of Sugarloaf and Amanda L. Velte of this city, a grandchild Cooper Velte and his mother Rita Pishko of this city.

Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third Street Williamsport on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 pm. on September 29, 2015.

There will be a memorial service at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 8 pm. Burial will be held at the conveneience of the family.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: September 30, 2015

Marfisa “Marcy” Bates

Marfisa “Marcy” Bates, 97 of Boca Raton Fla. and formerly of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2015 in Fla. She was born April 24, 1918 in Williamsport a daughter of Gitano and Louise Sierro Girardi.

She was predeceased by her husband, Forrest Bates; daughter Lori, son Jerry, brothers, Daniel and Jerry Girardi and sister, Amarinda Rathmel.

She is survived by her sister, Joanne Young of Boca Raton, Fla.; four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

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

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home Montoursville.

 

Posted: September 30, 2015




Kevin R. Kohler

Kevin R. Kohler, 33, of Williamsport, passed away, Monday, September 28, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center.

Surviving is his wife, Heather J. (Shelmire) Kohler, of Williamsport.

Born November 16, 1981, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late John L. Burkholder and Carol D. Kohler, of Williamsport.

Kevin was a 2000 graduate of Williamsport Area High School. He was employed with Lycoming Valley Railroad as an engineer for over 15 years. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, South Williamsport.

He enjoyed photography and long range target shooting. He was very passionate about trains and the railroad.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are, a brother, Shawn L. Neupauer, of Lock Haven, two Uncles, Ronald Kohler, of Williamsport and Richard Kohler, of Montoursville, an aunt, Linda Gulden, of Lewisburg, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Jody Shelmire, of Williamsport, his lifelong best friend, Brandon Dunkleberger, of Williamsport, and his beloved cat, Lily, and several cousins.

A funeral service to honor the life of Kevin will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 3 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport with The Rev. Dan Rockwell officiating.

Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Kevin’s name to the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: September 29, 2015

Nancy M. Schweitzer

Nancy M. Schweitzer, 71, of Clarkstown, died unexpectedly in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 2041 Rt. 442, Clarkstown, PA 17756.

Memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s name to Messiah Lutheran Church, 2041 Rt. 442, Clarkstown, PA 17756.

Arrangements are under the direction of McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.
www.mccartythomas.com

 

Posted: September 29, 2015

Curtis Lee Newman

Curtis Lee Newman, 44, of Hughesville, died Monday, September 28, 2015 at his home.

Born May 15, 1971 in Williamsport, he was a son of Richard and the late Beverly (Jeriles) Newman. He married the former Rachael Moore, and together they would have celebrated 15 years of marriage on November 5, 2015.

Curtis was an extreme hiker and camper. He also enjoyed wrestling, music, playing guitar, and nature. Above all though, he was a great father and husband.
Surviving, in addition to his wife and father are a daughter, Emily Elizabeth Newman of Hughesville; five sisters, Penny (John) Bouse of Hughesville, Sherry (Jeff) Reeder of Williamsport, Mary Tennis of Williamsport, Juanita (Mark) Bouse of Trout Run, and Penny Newman of Williamsport; three brothers, Richard (Cathy) Tennis of Williamsport, Charles Tennis of Mifflinburg, and Marco Newman of Montoursville; Parents-in-law, Steve And Kathy Moore of Hughesville; several nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 5 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, PA 17737, to help defray funeral expenses.

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

 

Posted: September 30, 2015




June L. Rogers

June L. Rogers, 87, of Williamsport, died Saturday September 26, 2015 at Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Montoursville.

June was born August 5, 1928 in South Williamsport a daughter of the late Steward and Grace (Hamilton) English. She was raised by her step-parents, William and Helen Folkrod.

June 5, 1949, she married Joseph C. Rogers, who survives. Also surviving are close friends and caregivers, John and Jenny Lannan, South Williamsport.

She attended Bloomsburg University, Lock Haven University and Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing and had worked as a nurse for Williamsport Hospital. June was a member of Lycoming/Clinton Interagency Council, where she served as President, Order of the Eastern Star and was a life member of the Muncy VFW, ladies auxiliary.

June was preceded in death by a son, Danny O’Dea Rogers.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family and have been entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 1544 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1445 Sycamore Road, Montoursville, PA 17754

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 29, 2015

James L. Hagenberger

James L. Hagenberger, 80, of DuBoistown, died Sunday September 27, at The Gatehouse, Williamsport.

James was born July 30, 1935, in Williamsport a son of the late Elsie May Hagenberger. In 1962, James married Lydia Ann Knepp, who died February 18, 2002.

James graduated from Montoursville High School, Class of 1954 and had served honorably in the US Air Force. He had been a laborer for Plankenhorn Braidworks/Trimtex for many years.

James is survived by a son, James A. Hagenberger, Duboistown and a sister-in-law, Kathy (Tim) Mannello, Williamsport.

Arrangements will be at the convenience of the family and have been entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.

www.SandersMortuary, com

 

Posted: September 29, 2015

Carl E. Gray

Carl E. Gray, 72, of Williamsport passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 at the Gatehouse.

Born on September 18, 1943 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Thomas and Florence (Shadle) Gray. On August 7th, 1965 he married the former Mary E. Hart, who survives and they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Carl was a graduate of Williamsport High School Class of 1961 and later served honorably in the U.S. Navy. He worked for over 30 years as a welder for Kvaerner, formerly E. Keeler Co. and following retirement he worked as a ranger at White Deer Golf Course and at Wegmans.

Carl was active in the Democratic Club where he organized the setback league for many years. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, playing golf, the History Channel and working at his computer.

In addition to his wife, surviving are a son, Craig E. (Kimberly) Gray of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren, Kaitlin, Madison and Conner Gray of Pittsburgh; Sister-in-laws Suzie (Donald) Butters and Shirley (Danny) Brosious; several nieces and a nephew.

He was preceded in death by a brother Thomas Gray and a sister Nancy (Gray) McDowell.

A memorial service to honor the life of Carl will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, 2105 at 3:00 PM at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until time of service at Sanders Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Carl’s name to Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, c/o Outpatient Hospice Nursing or The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 29, 2015




Richard Allen “Rick” Hunter

Richard Allen “Rick” Hunter, 53, of Williamsport, died unexpectedly Sunday, September 27, 2015.

Born August 11, 1962, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Richard Hunter and Norma (Swank) Hunter, of Williamsport.

Rick was a 1981 graduate of Loyalsock High School and a 1983 graduate of Williamsport Area Community College with a degree in Forestry. He worked for Weis Markets for 22 years and was currently employed by West Company Pharmaceuticals.

He was a member of Harmonia Club, Young Men’s Democratic Club, Polish Club, Eagle’s Club, and Keystone Club. Rick enjoyed shooting pool in area pool leagues and had played basketball and tennis in his earlier years. He enjoyed high school football games, hunting, NASCAR, and Pittsburgh Steelers football.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two brothers, David (Linda) Hunter, of Montoursville and Mark (Tammy) Hunter, Elizabethtown, a nephew, Adrian (Samantha) Hunter, of Williamsport, a niece Amanda (David) Williams, of Muncy, a great niece Olivia Williams, and numerous extended family members.

A funeral service to honor the life of Rick will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, October 1 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: September 29, 2015

Addie (Johnson) Anderson

Addie (Johnson) Anderson, 79, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Manor Care Health Services – North, Williamsport.

She was born on August 11, 1936 in Mayesville, South Carolina and was the daughter of the late John M. and Laura (Berges) Johnson.

On May 19, 1972 Addie married the late George Anderson, Jr. and they celebrated 27 years of marriage together until his death on September 29, 1999.

Addie enjoyed cooking, playing cards and games.

She is survived by four sons; James Johnson, Jr. of Williamsport, John M. Johnson, Sr. of Williamsport, Clarence E. Hannah of Pittsburgh and Thomas Hanna of Philadelphia, three daughters; Laura M. Hannah of Philadelphia, Rosie L. Hannah of Philadelphia and Georgette Anderson of Philadelphia, numerous grandchildren, several great grandchildren, one sister; Ella Brown of South Carolina and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Addie was preceded in death by two sons; Charles E. Johnson and an infant son, two daughters; Ethel M. and Linda S., four brothers; Willie, Bubba, Freddie and Thomas and two sisters; Mabel and Mosalee.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hope Community Church, 1300 Tinsman Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701

A public viewing will be held 11:00 – 12:00 p.m., Friday, October 02, 2015 at Hope Community Church, 1300 Tinsman Ave., Williamsport PA 17701 followed by the funeral at 12:00 p.m. with Bishop Joseph C. Garrett of New Way of Life Church, Philadelphia officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

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Posted: September 29, 2015

Jean E. Reeder

Jean E. Reeder, “The pie Lady” passed away Monday September 28, 2015 at the Cleveland Clinic after a short illness.

Jean was the daughter of Edgar F. and Bessie Scaife Hill. She had seven siblings, two who survive, Shirley Flickinger and Catherine Orso.

Jean worked at Sylvania; Lysock View and Elery Nau Hardware. Jean loved playing cards, Nascar, Penn State football, and going to the Mohegan Sun with her best friend Lola. She was a member of Tops; Senior Citizens, and the Sylvania Breakfast Club. She baked fresh pies for many years in Farragut until she moved to Muncy. She will be loved and missed so much by her family and friends. Rest in peace sweet lady.

Jean is survived by her children; Edwin “Chip” (Beth) Reeder, Kenneth (Connie) Reeder, Cheryl (Tim) Frantz, Carlene Carvel and Charles (Becky) Reeder. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michael, Danielle, Carl, Mandy, Daniel, Kassondra, Sean and Samantha; her great grandchildren, Austin, Emerson, Josiah, Faith, Tanner, Emma, and Kellie.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015 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 Saturday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home
The family will provide the flowers.




Earl Dantonio

Earl Dantonio, 86, of Allenwood, died Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Riverwoods, Lewisburg

He was born September 16, 1929 in New York City, a son of the late Louis A. Sr. and Maude (Bower) Dantonio. On March 10, 1956 he married the former Roseanna Staggert, who survives. Together they celebrated 59 years of marriage.

Earl attended Montgomery School’s and later served honorably in the United States Army. He retired as an Aviation Mechanic from the former Avco, now Textron, Williamsport.

He was a member of the Clinton Baptist Church, Montgomery.

Earl was also a member of the Edward J. Smith Post 3428 V.F.W., and a former member of the Roland Ritter American Legion Post 268, both of Muncy.

He loved the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting and trapping. Earl also enjoyed winemaking, gardening and racing. He was an excellent mechanic and was always fixing anything thrown his way.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, Gary Dantonio and his wife, Jane, of Williamsport, Tod Dantonio, of Lake Ridge, VA, Sherry Dantonio and her husband, Derek Johnson, of Seattle, WA, and Scott Dantonio Sr. and his wife, Christine, of Allenwood; one brother, Louis Dantonio Jr. and his wife, Betty, of Elimsport; two sisters, Gloria Burrows and her husband, Harry, and June Engle, all of Elimsport; four grandchildren, Alicia, Scott, Shauna and Bethany Dantonio; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, William Dantonio; one granddaughter, Haley Nicole Dantonio; and one brother-in-law, George Engle.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at Noon Thursday, with his pastor, the Rev. David Jacobs, officiating.
Burial with full military honors will follow in Elimsport Cemetery.
The family welcomes flowers, however, if desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton Baptist Church, 60 Warren St., Montgomery, PA 17752.

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

 

Posted: September 28, 2015

Robert L. Cawley

Robert L. Cawley, 77, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at his residence.

Born in New Columbia, Union County, PA, on Wednesday, January 12, 1938, he was the son of the late George and Mildred (Ranck) Cawley.

Bob was the husband of Betty Jane Cawley with whom he celebrated a 55th wedding anniversary.

He was 1955 graduate of Milton High School and attended the former Williamsport Area Community College.

He was employed as a process engineer by the former West Co. at Montgomery, PA retiring in 1996.

Bob was a former member of the White Deer Volunteer Fire Co. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Judy and husband David Bennage, Watsontown, PA; Alan and wife Susan Cawley, Millville, PA; Dennis and wife Bonnie Rupert, Milton, PA; Larry and wife Jane Rupert, Sr., Watsontown, PA; seven grandchildren, Brandon Bennage; Larry Rupert, Jr.; Shawn Rupert; Kelly Zink; Chad Rupert; April Hess; Tina Stahl; five siblings, Phil Cawley; Andy Cawley; Donald Cawley; Bill Cawley; Cheryl Rheppard. Bob is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Donna Cawley and Jeannie George and by two brothersTerry Cawley and Joe Cawley.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 with Rev. James R. Pentz, pastor of the New Covenant Assembly at Montgomery, officiating.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers. A graveside committal service will be conducted on Friday, October 2, 2015 in the Highland Cemetery at New Comunbia at 3:00 P.M

 

Posted: September 28, 2015

Janice A. McCloskey

Janice A. McCloskey, 77, a resident of Lewisburg, PA, formerly of Muncy Valley and Towanda, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at her residence.

Born in Towanda, Bradford County, PA, on Saturday, October 30, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Welles and Hope (VanBarriger) Hitchcock.

She was the widow of Robert McCloskey who preceded her in death on August 5, 2003.

Janice was a 1955 graduate of Towanda High School. She had previously been employed by the former Gee Bees at the Lycoming Mall.

Janice was a member of the Milton Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was very musically talented and enjoyed playing the organ, piano and singing. She enjoyed gardening.

Janice is survived by four children, William Fowler, Taylor, PA; David and wife Janice Fowler, Alabama; Rebecca and husband Dwight Shoemaker, Hughesville, PA; Janine Fowler and companion Carey Nelson, Bartlesville, OK; two sisters, Barbara and husband David Rinebold, Sayre, PA; Lila and husband William Maughan, Sayre, PA. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her husband, Janice was preceded in death by her son, Lawrence Fowler, and her brother, Frederick Hitchcock.

A memorial service will be conducted from the Milton Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2995 Housels Run Road, Milton, PA at 3:30 P.M. on Saturday, October 3, 2015 with Elder Jacob Healey officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, PA.

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..

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

 

Posted: September 29, 2015




Willis L. "Will" Ballew

Willis L. "Will" Ballew, 88 of RiverWoods, Lewisburg, PA died on Friday, August 28, 2015.

His wife M. Jane Ballew passed away in 1998. He was born on February 25, 1927 in Glasgow, Missouri and was the son of Rollie and Carrie Wells Ballew.

He graduated fromGlasgow Public high school in 1945 and University of Missouri in 1957. Will was the plant manager for both Bailey Controls Company and QRP, Inc. both in Williamsport.

Will served his country in the US Navy seeing active duty in both WWII and the Korean War.

He is survived by one son, Scott (Jan) Ballew, Olmsted Falls, OH; three daughters,Elizabeth Ballew, Columbus, OH, Nancy (Timothy) Schon, Oakland Twp, MI, and Pauline (John) Walker, Sylvania, OH; four grandsons; two granddaughters; two stepsons David Stearns, Thomas Stearns; one stepdaughter Patricia Tucker.

A memorial service will be held on Octo 4 at RiverWoods in Lewisburg PA. The
family suggests flowers or memorial contributions be made in Will's name to Providence Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 325 Market St, Mifflinburg, PA 17844.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc Williamsport PA.

 

Posted: September 28, 2015

Janice A. McCloskey

Janice A. McCloskey, 77, a resident of Lewisburg, PA, formerly of Muncy Valley and Towanda, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at her residence.

Born in Towanda, Bradford County, PA, on Saturday, October 30, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Welles and Hope (VanBarriger) Hitchcock.

She was the widow of Robert McCloskey who preceded her in death on August 5, 2003.

Janice was a 1955 graduate of Towanda High School. She had previously been employed by the former Gee Bees at the Lycoming Mall.

Janice was a member of the Milton Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was very musically talented and enjoyed playing the organ, piano and singing. She enjoyed gardening.

Janice is survived by four children, William Fowler, Taylor, PA; David and wife Janice Fowler, Alabama; Rebecca and husband Dwight Shoemaker, Hughesville, PA; Janine Fowler and companion Carey Nelson, Bartlesville, OK; two sisters, Barbara and husband David Rinebold, Sayre, PA; Lila and husband William Maughan, Sayre, PA. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her husband, Janice was preceded in death by her son, Lawrence Fowler, and her brother, Frederick Hitchcock.

A memorial service will be conducted from the Milton Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2995 Housels Run Road, Milton, PA at 3:30 P.M. on Saturday, October 3, 2015 with Elder Jacob Healey officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, PA.

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: September 28, 2015

M. Arlene Neuber

M. Arlene Neuber, 95, formerly of Wilmont, died Sunday, October 27, 2015, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Towanda.

Born January 20, 1920 in Wilmont, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Lamberson Norconk. She and husband, Lewis F. Neuber, were married on June 10, 1939, by Rev. Harold G. Deisher in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wilmont. Arlene and Lewis were married 50 years, before his untimely passing on August 31,989.

Arlene was employed at several area businesses, including the Wyalusing Elementary School cafeteria, and retired from the former Friedenshutten’s as a baker and cook. Following her retirement she baked pies and various desserts for her daughter Judy at the former Shady Nook Restaurant in New Albany.

She was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel, the Dorcas Society, a 50 year member of the Pennsylvania State Grange, where she held five different offices, a 50 year member of the Bradford County Senior Citizens, and a member of the Towanda #76 Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. Arlene enjoyed traveling with her late husband to Hawaii and their many fishing trips to Canada.

Surviving are a daughter, Judy Neuber Epler of New Albany; a son, Burton L. (Patricia) Neuber of Wyalusing; a sister, Katherine Slawta of Vestal, New York; six grandchildren, Brenda (Lane) Neuber Miller, Penny Epler Carl, Cindy (Roger) Neuber Klein, Scott R. (Rebecca) Epler, Christopher Neuber, and Todd (Tina) Neuber; and eight great-grandchildren, Chelsea Epler, Kaitlyn Epler, Kristie Epler, Michaela Carl, Marca Miller, Regan Miller, Kensy Miller and Rachel Klein.

In addition to her husband and parents, Arlene was preceded in death by a son, Raymond R. Neuber; two sisters, Rachel Miller and Marion Blemle; and a brother, Raymond Norconk.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 2, at the Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel, 116 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. Phyllis Pelletier officiating. Burial will follow in Colley Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church, where an Eastern Star service will be held at 10:45 a.m.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel, C/O William O’Callaghan, P.O. Box 460, Dushore, PA 18614.

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

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

 

Posted: September 28, 2015

Catherine Mary Pechulis

Catherine Mary Pechulis, 72, of Williamsport, PA, died Sunday September 20, 2015.

She was born on June 2, 1943, in Plymouth, PA, to the late Joseph and Mary Buchek.

She graduated from St. Vincent’s High School and from the Wilkes Barre Business College.

Catherine and her husband and companion of 50 years, Anthony Pechulis, raised a family in Enfield, CT, where they enjoyed spending time with their children.

Catherine is survived by her husband and sons, Tony Pechulis, of Niskayuna, NY, and Mark Pechulis, of Harrison City, PA, three grandchildren, and a sister, Marion Graham, of Mechanicsburg, PA

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Williamsport, PA

 

Posted: September 28, 2015

Joseph F. Mahosky

Joseph F. Mahosky, 84, of Loyalsock Township, passed away at The Gatehouse on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. His wife, Eleanor R. Mahosky passed away Sept. 18, 2014.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1931 in Wilkes-Barre and was the son of Frank and Mary Norczyk Mahosky.

Joseph was a graduate of Williamsport Area Community College and retired from Stroehmann Bakery where he worked in maintenance. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in occupied Germany. Joseph enjoyed weaving rugs, gardening, polka dancing and tinkering around the house.

He is survived by a son Mark (Gretchen) Mahosky, of Mifflinburg; a daughter, Kathryn (Raymond) Monroy, of Long Beach, Calif.; a granddaughter, Erin Monroy; a brother, Leonard (Rose) Mahosky, of Blossburg; and a sister, Margaret (Dale) Morgan, of Morris Run.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1225 Northway Road, Williamsport, with Reverend John J. Victoria officiating. Friends will be received on Tuesday, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

The family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Joseph’s name be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation, The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa 17701.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: September 28, 2015

Robert Stirling Irwin III

Robert Stirling Irwin III passed away suddenly at his home in Pawleys Island, S.C. on Sept. 16, 2015.

Born September, 1940, the son of Dr. Robert S. Irwin and Elizabeth May Irwin, he was raised in Iowa and West Virginia and was a Pennsylvania resident for 50 years.

In 1962 he graduated from Wake Forest University where he attended on scholarship and lettered in football for four years. In 1964 he attained a master's degree in education from the University of Toledo. He began his teaching and coaching career in Meadville, Pa. In 1970 he was named Assistant Professor at Mansfield University, where he continued to coach football and track. During his tenure at Mansfield he served as Chairman of the Health & Physical Education Department for 14 years. He also acted as a student teacher advisor with the Education Department. He retired from Mansfield in 2002 and was granted the honor of Professor Emeritus.

Bob took great pride in being an educator, a coach and most importantly, a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid fisherman, a hunter, a sometimes golfer, a dedicated historian and a connoisseur of fine bourbon. Bob relished life, and enjoyed bringing humor and insightful conversation to all situations.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Harriet Boland Irwin; a daughter, Cynthia Irwin Joiner (Timothy); and two grandsons Nathan and Zachary Joiner.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at Boylan Funeral Home, Inc., 116 E. Main St., Evans City, Pa., with Rev. Thomas Harmon officiating.

Burial will be in the Irwin Family Cemetery in Evans City, Pennsylvania. Visitation will be held on Monday Sept. 21 at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

The family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Bob’s name be made to Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, 3301 Wahoo Dr., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Williamsport, Pa.

 

Posted: September 28, 2015




Donna Elizabeth Andrews

Donna Elizabeth Andrews, 67, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, September 25, 2015, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born May 29, 1948, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Waldo R. and Margaret (Hope) Bird.

Donna attended Williamsport High School. She was a Christian and had attended First United Methodist Church. She was known to many friends as “DEBAD.” Donna was a lover of all animals, especially horses, dogs and cats. She loved riding horses and attending horse shows, going to the beach and spending time with family and friends.

Surviving in addition to her mother, Margaret of Williamsport, are three children: Sean A. (Teresa) Andrews of Williamsport, Shane E. (Stacey) Andrews of Sanford, Maine, and Robyn L. Andrews of Williamsport; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; a brother, Lynn Bird of Denver, Colorado; sisters, Lori Bird of Williamsport, Bonnie Maddox of Cogan Station, Constance Bird of Williamsport and Virginia Couveau-Case of Atlanta, Georgia. She is also survived by her beloved pets including a horse, Pharo, and three dogs, Rosco, Gadget and Gizmo. Her favorite horse, Playboy, died in January 2015.

A visitation will be held from 5-6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, followed by a memorial service to honor the life of Donna at 6:30 at First United Methodist Church, 604 Market Street, Williamsport.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

 

Posted: September 28, 2015

Stanley K. “Stan” Swartz

Stanley K. “Stan” Swartz, age 74, of Muncy, died Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Muncy, PA.

Born January 2, 1941 in Muncy, he is the son of the late Carleton U. and Ethel A. (Charles) Swartz. He married Carol L. Bieber on October 7, 1962.

Stanley was employed as a third shift supervisor at the West Company, retiring in 1996. He also was a motor route carrier for the Williamsport Sun Gazette for 15 years. Stanley was a member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church, Elimsport, where he also held various positions. He was custodian of the First Baptist Church for several years retiring in 2006. Stanley enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He spent the winter months in Ocala, FL, and enjoyed taking family vacations each year to many different states.

Surviving in addition to his wife Carol are a daughter, Yvonne (Mark) Winters of Montgomery; a son, Randy (Kim) Swartz of Ocala, FL; a brother, William (Lois) Swartz of Millville, NJ; five grandchildren, Spc. Carleton Swartz, Ft. Bragg, NC, Sgt. Tyler Yeagle, Camp Lejeune, NC, 2nd Lt. Wilson Swartz, Ocala, FL, Taylor Yeagle, Montgomery, Nathan Winters, Montgomery, and two great grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Elimsport, 16838 SR 44, Allenwood, with Pastor Todd Baker officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Stanley’s name to Life Matters Worldwide, PO Box 3158, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-3158 (www.lifemattersww.org), or to the Missions Fund at First Baptist Church, 16838 SR 44, Allenwood, PA 17810.

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

 

Posted: September 28, 2015

D. Louise Young

D. Louise Young, 83, of 519 N. Washington St., Montoursville, died on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Manor Care North. Her husband Charles Young passed away June, 1989.

She was born May 10, 1932 in Huntington, WV to Champ and Hazel Lee Bledsoe.

She was a housewife and had worked for Williamsport Wire Rope and Sylvania. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and belonged to various bowling leagues. She enjoyed being with her best friend “Buddy”.

She is survived by one son, Charles Young of Montoursville; two daughters, Mary Harding of Montoursville, Kay (Peter) Allen of Keysville, NY; one brother, Richard Bledsoe of Columbus, OH; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. She was predeceased by three sons, Michael Young and infant twins Ronnie and Tommy Young.

The family will receive friends at Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services on Wednesday, September, 30, 2015 from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. Following the visitation burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery.

The family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Louise’s name be made to The Greater PA Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

 

Posted: September 28, 2015




Jeanne C. Hamblen

Jeanne C. Hamblen, 84, of Williamsport passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. She married the late Jack E. Hamblen who died on April 28, 1983.

Born October 3, 1930 in Otter Creek, ME she was a daughter of the late Earl and Ina (Eddy) Coston.

Jeanne attended Christ Episcopal Church. She enjoyed cooking and cheering for the Patriots and Boston Red Sox. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Jeanne was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her two sons, Matthew C. (Puiha) Joy of Williamsport, and David L. (Barbara) Joy of Belleville, IL; a daughter, Debbie L. (Daniel) Egan of Pitcarin; nine grandchildren, Chris (Nadine), Katherine (Michael), Sheila, Steven, Stephanie (Mark), Eric (Allison), David (Samara), Daniel, and Alex; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Jeanne was preceded in death by her grandson, Matthew Joy, two brothers, Eddy and Paul Coston and a sister, Meredith Smith.

A funeral service to honor the life of Jeanne will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until time of service at Sanders Mortuary.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 28, 2015

Jean M. Epperly Allen

Jean M. Epperly Allen of Daffodil Ln., Dunnstown passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Susque View Home.

Born in Paterson, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Pose and Mary Miko Epperly.

Jean was a graduate of Central High School in Paterson.

On November 26, 1967 in Wayne, New Jersey she married the love of her life, Lanny R. Allen who survives.

In her early years Jean was employed as bookkeeper. Later she became a Certified Nursing Assistant, working for Hospice as well as at Fulmer’s Personal Care Home.

Jean was a member of the Holy Spirit Parish, attending St. Agnes Catholic Church.

She served as past president of the Eagle’s Auxiliary and was a member of both the Lock Haven V.F.W and American Legion, Castanea Fire Company, and 40 & 8.

Jean enjoyed practicing calligraphy and making ceramics. She also loved dancing and was known by many because of it.

In addition to her husband, Lanny, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Lanny P. and Joyce Allen of McElhattan; a sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Savio of Howard; three step-grandchildren; five step-great grandchildren; and many special friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven with Father Joseph Orr officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

Friends and family will be received at the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven on Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Clinton County S.P.C.A. or the St. Agnes Home Association through the funeral home.

 

Posted: September 28, 2015

Christopher M. Mowery

Christopher M. Mowery, 33, of Montoursville, passed away Saturday, September 26, 20154 at the Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Unit. He was born May 26, 1982 in Williamsport the son of Robert K. Jr. and Michaeline Fedorchak Mowery.

Chris was a 2000 graduate of Montoursville High School and had worked for Weiss Markets in Montoursville. He enjoyed his friends, especially Jane Cox and Sam Thomas, computers and video games.

Chris is survived by his mother, with whom he resided; his father, of South Williamsport, and his maternal grandmother, Alice Fedorchak of Montoursville.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 .m. Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Glenn McCreary VF officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Tuesday, September 29, from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Lycoming Co. S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: September 28, 2015




Cayden Robert Stiger

Cayden Robert Stiger, infant son of Todd E. and Adrienne E. (Budman) Stiger of Loop Hill Road, Hughesville, was born silently on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Surviving besides his parents are a sister, Aveah L. Stiger at home; his paternal grandmother, Betty L. Stiger, Hughesville; maternal grandmother, Lori L. Stackhouse and her husband Joseph of Hughesville; maternal grandfather Jeffrey L. Budman and his wife Stacie, Unityville; and maternal great-grandmothers Wanda J. Andrews and Sherry L. Budman, both of Hughesville.

Friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 PM Tuesday at the Friends Church, 137 South Third Street, Hughesville where a memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM with Pastor Dan Cale officiating. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Services, PC, Turbotville. www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: September 25, 2015

Marjorie Lutz Staman

Marjorie Lutz Staman died on September 25, 2015, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family.

Marge was the daughter of Elwood and Virginia (Beilmann) Lutz.

She is survived by her five children: Carol Ulrich (James), the Rev. Martha Ishman, Marjorie McCarty (Benjamin), Burton Staman Jr. (Dori), and Eric Staman (Lori). She is also survived by her three siblings: Mary Louise Lutz, John Lutz, and Janet Frey (Jack). She had twelve grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death besides her parents was her husband, Burton Y. Staman.

Marge was born in Lancaster, PA. She was the wife of a dairy farmer and active in the agricultural community. They lived on the family farm in Columbia, PA until 1973 when the family relocated to their farm in Elimsport, PA where they remained until retirement in 1991.

Marge was a member of the Elimsport Homemakers and a member of the Lycoming County Dairy Princess Committee. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Marge was known for her sharp wit and her sense of humor.

The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, September 29 at 9:30 AM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church 800 West Central Ave.in South Williamsport with Fr. Michael Zipay officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service.

The burial will be at the Mt. Bethel Cemetery, Columbia, PA at 2:30 PM the same day.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Lawrence Catholic Church or the Lycoming County Dairy Princess Promotion in care of Laura Taylor, 1703 Back Road, Allenwood, PA 17810.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: September 25, 2015

Pearl Twigg

Pearl Twigg, 91, of Duboistown, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at the Hillside Senior Living Community, Williamsport.

Pearl was born March 1, 1924 in Osceloa Mills. She was a daughter of the late Goldman and Nora (Tomco) Stewart.

On Aug. 21, 1940, Pearl married the late Robert M. Twigg. She was a member of Nisbet United Methodist Church.

Pearl is survived by a son, Robert H. (Gerry) Twigg, of Montgomery, and a daughter, Carol Ann (Bill) Jacobs, of Richmond, VA; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, her son, James E. Twigg and a brother, James Stewart.

A graveside service to honor Pearl’s life will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Pearl’s name to the Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701 Attn. Susquehanna Home and Hospice Care.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: September 28, 2015




Madeline E. Fox

Madeline E. Fox, 91, of Mill Lane, Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at the Williamsport Home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Gordon L. Fox on Aug. 26, 2011.

Born Feb. 29, 1924, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Torrence Bobst and Ruth Giffin.

Madeline was a member of St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church where she served on numerous committees and sang in the choir. She was also a member of Fraternal Order of Eastern Star where she was a worthy matron and served as the Grand Marshall from 1989-1990.

She enjoyed attending Williamsport Crosscutters baseball games, walking and biking on the local bike paths, listening to all types of music, going out to eat, puppies, flowers and gardening. Most of all Madeline loved spending time with her family and she will be especially remembered for her delicious sticky buns.

Surviving are her daughters, Judy L. (Skip) Boyer, of Allenwood and Linda L. (Thomas) Fox, of South Williamsport; three grandsons, Mark (Kelly) Hower, Christopher (Sarah) Boyer and Michael (Heather) Boyer; a granddaughter, Melissa (Greg) Gray; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Lynn Fox; a great-grandson, Tylor Gray; and three brothers, Bernard, Newt and Carl Bobst.

A funeral service to honor the life of Madeline will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held from noon until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Madeline’s name to Debra of America, Inc., 16 E. 41st St., Third Floor, New York, New York, 10017, In Honor of McKenzie Gray.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: September 24, 2015

Carmela Schlauch

Carmela Schlauch, 90, of South Williamsport, and formerly of Montoursville, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital.  Per Carmela’s request there will be no services.  Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: September 25, 2015

Brenda L. Engel

Brenda L. Engel, 65, of Williamsport went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at The Gate House at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.

Born February 17, 1950 in Lewisburg, she is the daughter of Betty Jane (Cromley) Barrows, of Milton, and the late Bruce Eugene Barrows. Her first husband Burton Clark died March 31, 2008. She married Robert J. Engel on March 17, 2013.

Brenda was an active member of the New Life Church, Pennsdale. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. Brenda enjoyed spending time with her many friends and family, especially her grandson Adam.

Surviving in addition to her mother and husband is a son, Donald E. (Laura E. Dowling) Waldman of Williamsport; a step daughter, Debra A. (Richard) Cocrane of Moneta, VA; a step son, Michael J. Engel of Waterville; two grandsons, Adam T. Waldman of Williamsport, Stephen T. Gray of NC; step grandchildren, Alexandra L. Cocrane, Timothy M. Cocrane, Andrew R. Cocrane, Rebekah L. Engel, Kelsey Q. Dowling; two great grandchildren and one step great grandchild; four brothers and two sisters.

In addition to her father and first husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with her pastor, Rev. Robert A. Lauver officiating. Burial will be in Steam Valley Cemetery, Cogan Station. Friends may call from 9:30 am to 10:30 am on Tuesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Brenda's name to a charity of the donor's choice.

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

 

Posted: September 25, 2015




Phyllis I. (Lins) Ruch

Phyllis I. (Lins) Ruch, 89, of Lewisburg, died Monday, September 21, 2015 at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

She was born in Milton on February 13, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy (Warg) Lins.

Phyllis was a graduate of Milton High School Class 1943. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Milton Tax Office for over 20 years.

She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Milton and enjoyed collecting angels of all kinds, cross stitch, reading, cats and playing cards with her friends. Her cross stitch work was featured in an issue of Guidepost.

Phyllis is survived by one daughter; Wendy K. Ruch of Pittsburgh and one sister; Nancy Boyer of Lewisburg.

In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by one brother; Richard Lins.

Private graveside services will be held for Phyllis in Harmony Cemetery, Milton at the convenience of the family with the Reverend James H. Fladland officiating.

Arrangements are being handled by The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

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Posted: September 24, 2015

Arthur W. Kriner Jr.

Arthur W. Kriner Jr., 78, of 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at the Williamsport Home.

He was born in Williamsport on July 27, 1937, the son of Arthur W. Kriner Sr. and Elenar Palmatier Kriner.

Arthur is survived by his wife, the former Ellen M. Warrenberger Kriner, of 95 Rocky Lane, Apt. 101, Montoursville.

He was a former Lycoming County prison guard and was a constable for the City of Williamsport. Arthur was the owner and operator of Kriners’s Disposal Service, retiring in 1995. He loved reading the Bible and watching the Discovery Channel and loved spending time with his family.

His children and grandchildren survive him: Lisa Johnson, Patricia Powell (Bill), Mark Kriner (Becky), Art Kriner (Robin), Susie Adams, Jim Kriner (Kelly), Tim Kriner, Kim Douty (James), Debbie McGee, Barbie Phillips-Menard; 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a brother, J. Paul Kriner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dennis and David; and a son, Michael.

A memorial service will be held on Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. at Pine Run United Methodist Church, 1719 Pine Run Road, Linden, PA 17744.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to Art’s favorite charity of St. Judes Childrens Hospital, of which Art was a longtime donor. P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: September 24, 2015

Evelyn L. Hager

Evelyn L. Hager, 88, of South Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Charles C. "Bud" Hager, on Feb. 5, 2004.

She was born on July 15, 1927, in Williamsport.

Evelyn was employed as a sales clerk at Carroll House, Ormonds, and Tops All. She was a member of the former Annunciation Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, loved being outdoors and working in the yard, and was an avid angel collector.

Surviving are her three sons, Stephen J., and Keith G., both of South Williamsport, and David J., of Melbourne, Fla.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a son, Michael P. Hager, on July 27, 2009.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 800 Mulberry St., Montoursville, with the Rev. John K. Manno officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 9 until 9:45 a.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport.

The family of Evelyn would like to thank Dr. Nesbitt and the entire staff at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital for their support.

Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: September 24, 2015




Brian M. Hill

Brian M. Hill, 38, of 200 E. Keller St., Castanea, passed away Monday, September 21, 2015 at Lock Haven Hospital.

He was born in Lock Haven on March 17, 1977, the son of the late Judy L. Hill and Willis Swope, who survives in Lock Haven.

He attended Lock Haven High School where he was a member of the football team.

Brian loved the outdoors and lived to hunt and fish. He was also an avid football fan.

Brian enjoyed socializing with his friends. He shot pool for the “Shamrock A Team” and was a member of the Castanea Fire Hall and Lock Haven Son’s of Italy.

In addition to his father, Brian is survived by his companion of 15 years, Sherrie Williams of Lock Haven; his son, Cade Hill of Lock Haven; and his brother, Nathan (Heather) Swope of Lock Haven.

Friends and family will be received on Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

Private burial will take place at Hayes Fearon Cemetery, Beech Creek.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

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

 

Posted: September 22, 2015

Pamela A. 'Pam' Cunningham

Pamela A. "Pam" Cunningham, 60, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born April 24, 1955, in Nuremberg, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Command Sergeant Major Clyde and Mary (Power) Riker.

Pam graduated from Transylvania University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She served in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Intelligence officer in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during the Cold War. She attended St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church. Before her illness she was very involved with church activities such as, leading Bible studies, co-managing prayer vigils and prayer chains and card ministries.

Surviving are a daughter, Audrey D. Cunningham, of Williamsport; a sister, Sandy Melhorn, of Salem, Ore.; a nephew, Kevin Melhorn, of Vancouver, Wash.; and a niece, Amanda âAmyã Nasset, of Salem, Ore.

A memorial service to honor the life of Pam will be held 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. Jay E. Jones officiating. A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Pam’s name to St. Johnás-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity 540 Lycoming St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: September 23, 2015

Christina D. Courter

Christina D. Courter, 94, of Auction Rd., Mill Hall passed away Monday, September 21, 2015 at Manor Care South, Williamsport.

Born on December 25, 1920 in Mill Hall, she was the daughter of the late John Clair and Lena Carrie Young.

Christina was married to Ray Austin Courter who preceded her in death.

Christina was employed by the Lock Haven Hospital for 15 years.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald J. and Barbara Courter of Waterford, MI; a sister, Delphina Cassatt of Salona; three grandchildren: Eric Courter of Oklahoma, Lance (Dawn) Courter of Michigan, and Brent (Dana) Courter of Missouri; and three great grandchildren: Sophia, Brady, and Alex Courter.

In addition to her husband, Christina was preceded in death by four brothers: Clair, Jay, Julian, and Boyd Young; and a sister, Beulah Duffield.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Richard Bunner, evangelist officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Bethel Cemetery, Mill Hall.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 2 until 4 p.m. and from 6 until 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, made payable to Susquehanna Health Foundation through the funeral home.

Condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: September 24, 2015




Lynwood H. Morehart

Lynwood H. Morehart, 91, formerly of Elimsport, PA, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in The Hillside Assisted Living Community at Montoursville, PA.

Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Thursday, May 29, 1924, he was the son of the late William L. and Alice C. (Pentz) Morehart.

He was the widower of Matilda Tillie (Lynch) Morehart who preceded him in death on April 1, 2012.

Lynwood was a 1942 graduate of Montgomery-Clinton High School.

He honorably served during the Second World War with the U.S. Army Air Corp's Ninth Air Force as an engineer gunner in the European Theatre. All members of his original crew escaped injury in their travels together over their targets, completing fifty-three missions and participating in the Battle of Northern France and the Battle of the Rhineland. Having served twenty-seven months, twelve of which were spent overseas, Lynwood was the recipient of the Service Medal with two bronze stars and the Air Medal with nine oak leaf clusters.

He retired as a relief driver for Schneider-Valley Farms Dairy at Williamsport and was previously employed by Chamberlains Dairy at Montgomery.

Lynwood was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elimsport for over 70 years and was a former Sunday School teacher and member of the church board. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading, and puzzles, especially crossword puzzles.

He is survived by three children, Linda J. Morehart, Montgomery, PA; Robert W. and wife Janice Morehart, S. Williamsport, PA; Sally M. Pauling, Montgomery, PA; one sister, Ruth and husband Paul Engle, Montgomery, PA; seven grandchildren, Jodie and husband Rich Willits, Georgia; Robert Morehart, Jr., Georgia; Jesse and wife Brandi Smith, Duboistown, PA; Kristin and husband Yamel Moise, Steelton, PA; Erica and husband David Robinson, Ohio; Ashley and husband Steven Martinez, New Jersey; Lynette Pauling, Montgomery, PA. Lynwood is also survived by six great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Lynwood was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Williams; his son-in-law, Jerry P. Pauling; his brothers, Albert L. (Abe) Morehart and James W. Morehart and two sisters, Pearl Rodabaugh and Hilda Hutchinson.

Funeral services will be conducted from the First Baptist Church of Elimsport, 16838 State Route 44, Allenwood, PA at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, September 25, 2015 with D. Todd Baker, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Elimsport Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. or on Friday from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. at the church. Graveside military honors will be accorded by the joint veterans organizations. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Elimsport, 16838 State Route 44, Allenwood, PA 17810.

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

 

Posted: September 21, 2015

Mabel Jean Martin

Mabel Jean Martin, 66, of Eldred Twp. passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015 at the Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Unit.

She was born September 24, 1948 in Scranton, a daughter of Walter H. and Mabel Jean Webber Myers.

Mabel had worked at the Carousel in the Lycoming Mall which she thoroughly enjoyed. She enjoyed painting, reading, sewing, crocheting, gardening, canning, and was an animal lover.

Mabel was predeceased by her parents; her husband, James H. Martin, son Robert, step mother Clara, and her brother Jack.

She is survived by her son, Christopher L. Martin of West Milton; sisters, Mary Manny of Milton, Linda Weed of Milton and Karen (Leon) Ore of Millville, NJ.

A joint memorial service for both Mabel and her husband James will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Sojourner Truth Church, 501 High St. Williamsport with Pastor Christine L. Carroll officiating.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: September 21, 2015

Walter H. Bennett

Walter H. Bennett, 91, of Montoursville, passed away Monday, September 21, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born March 3, 1924 in Williamsport a son of Harry C. and Marian Phillips Bennett.

Walt was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and retired from the former Avco. He enjoyed helping his son with his lawn mower business and was an Army Air Force veteran serving in both WW II and the Korean War.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, the former Norma E. Niklaus, a son, Donald, grandson Bobby, brother, Calvin and sister, Mary Bensinger.

He is survived by his son, Robert A. (Donna) Bennett of Montoursville; three grandchildren, Jamie (Brian) Cannon, Stacie (Martin) Curry, Ryan Bennett, and four great grandchildren, Bobby, Alex, Chase and Noah.

A viewing for family and friends will be held from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Thursday September 24, 2015 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville. A graveside side service will follow at 11:00 a.m. in Twin Hills Memorial Park with Rev. Robert L. Logan officiating. Graveside Military Honors will be accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co.

 

Posted: September 22, 2015




Adrian E. Conroy

Adrian E. Conroy, 52, passed away at home on Friday September 18, 2015, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Keene Valley, NY on August 7, 1963 a son of William J, Conroy and Ora A. Lawrence.

Adrian had been employed as a captain of an oil barge for Reinauer Trans. Co., was a member of Loyalsock Twp. Vol. Fire Co. and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, the former Marybeth Miller, two children Brad M. Conroy and Hailey R. Conroy, four brothers, Lawrence A., Harry J., James S. and Paul L. Conroy, four sisters, Ora A. Reilly, Sueann C. Young, Mamie A. LaChance and Mercinda A. LeClair.

In addition to his parents, three bothers William J., Michael E. and Richard L. Conroy all preceded him in death.

The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 East Third St. Williamsport from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a prayer service at 8:00 p.m.

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

 

Posted: September 21, 2015

Ida E. Gray

Ida E. Gray, 66, of Williamsport died Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Roseview Center, Williamsport.

Ida was born August 19, 1949, in Williamsport a daughter of the late George R. and Frances J. (Rigby) DeLong. She was married to Lee G. Gray, who died September 26, 2013.

Ida graduated from Canton High School, Class of 1967. She enjoyed volunteering as an in-home hospice volunteer with Susquehanna Health System.

Ida is survived by seven children, Trace A. Starr, Cogan Station, Howard T. Starr, Williamsport, Harry L. (Angela) Starr, Herndon, Stacey C. (J.J.) Merrill, Lawrenceville, Shannon M. Huff, Stephanie L. Gray, Williamsport and Michael L. Gray, Hampton, VA; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and seven siblings, George L. (Audrey) DeLong, Douglas, AZ, Florence C. (George) Beck, Ralston, Phyllis J. Mundrick, Canton, Ralph J. DeLong, Watertown, NY, Edrie M. Carl, York and Paul F. DeLong, Williamsport.

Ida was preceded in death by two siblings, Richard C. DeLong and Bessie J. DeLong.

A memorial service to honor the life of Ida will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport by Doreen Smith. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Enterprises 2401 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 21, 2015

Frank A. Upham

Frank A. Upham, 84, resident of Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Saturday September 19, 2015, at the Williamsport Home with his family at his side.

Frank served in law enforcement and was an avid golfer, and a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran.

Burial in Twin Hills Memorial Park will be private.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: September 21, 2015




Chester C. Swank Jr.

Chester C. Swank Jr., 55, of Muncy, died Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his family and friends.

Born June 21, 1960, in Muncy, he was a son of the late Chester Clayton Sr. and Grace Louise (Hamilton) Swank. He married Mary E.Gavitt on February 12, 2010.

Chester served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, mechanics, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with family.

Surviving in addition to his wife, is a daughter, Betty (Mathew) Santianna of Hampton, VA; a son, Chester Clayton (Katlyn) Swank III of Yeagertown, PA; a step-son, Adam (Amber) Gavitt of Unityville; three sisters, Louise Cooney of Hughesville, Lois Swank of Unityville, and Judy Chestnut of Florida; a brother, Gerald Swank of Unityville; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William James Swank.

A visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, September 21, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville.

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

 

Posted: September 17, 2015

Eugene Lawrence Jacopetti, Sr.

Eugene Lawrence Jacopetti Sr., 87, passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

He was the son of Federico and Salumina Jacopetti and had been a lifelong resident of South Williamsport until 18 months ago when he and his wife of 63 years moved to Huntingdon Valley to be closer to family.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, and three children, Eugene Jr. (Candy), of New Hope, Michael (Theresa), of Dallas, Pa. and Lynn (Tom) Nicolosi, of Doylestown. A brother, Donald Jacopetti, resides in Montoursville. He was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth and three brothers, Egidio, Joseph and Rolando.

Geno loved and cherished his 5 grandchildren, Marisa Jacopetti Holmes and Nicolas Jacopetti, Ashley Morris and Leigh Anne Kondraski and MaKindree Nicolosi, as well as his five great-grandchildren, Matthew, Alexandra, and Benjamin Holmes, and Emmersyn and Everleigh Morris.

He worked at Halls Motor Transit 38 years, enjoyed family time, loved long walks, Penn State Football and tailgating. In addition, he was a Eucharistic Minister for 17 years at St. Boniface Church and was one of the original ushers for the Community Arts Center. Geno also proudly served in the 82nd Airborne in Trieste, Italy.

The family will receive family and friends prior to the mass on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, October 10, at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, PA 17756, the Rev. Glenn McCreary will officiate. His burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to Personal Care at the Park "Memory Care," 3455 Davisville Road, Hatboro, PA 19040. This community so lovingly cared for Geno the last 4 months of his life.

Bless all who knew and loved him!

For further information or to send condolences, please visit www.crousefuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: September 18, 2015

Virginia M. Frey

Virginia M. Frey, 88, of Williamsport, died, Thursday, September 17, 2015 at her home.

Born December 22, 1926, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Raymond H. and Elizabeth M. (Eddinger) Whitman.

She was the wife of the late Charles W. Frey, the retired owner of Knittle and Frey Feed Mill. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 21, 1996.

She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, was a member of Trinity Ringers and taught an adult Sunday school class for many years.

Virginia retired from the Sun Gazette Co. after 22 year of service
She also had been a volunteer at the Williamsport Hospital and for the American Red Cross.

Surviving are two sons, David C. (Doreen) Frey, of Williamsport and Dennis R. (Michele) Frey, of Kalamazoo, MI; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

A funeral service to honor the life of Virginia will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1971 Lycoming Creek Rd., with Pastor John C. Baney officiating. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Quiggleville. The family will receive friends in the church from 10 a.m. till the time of service.

Flowers will be provided by the family. If you wish, please send memorial contributions in Virginia’s name to Trinity United Methodist Church.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: September 18, 2015




Naomi Y. Lockcuff

Naomi Y. Lockcuff, 91, of Williamsport died Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Williamsport Home.

Born August 29, 1924 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Agnes Jones Young.

Naomi was a graduate of Benton High School and Goodwin School of Business. She retired from Darling Valve. Naomi was a member of St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church. She enjoyed dancing, roller and ice skating, working in her flower garden and bird watching.

She is survived by her children, Roger (Carole Magnusson) Deutschle Young of Sacramento, CA, Phillip Deutschle of Salinas, CA, Jeffery (Eileen) Deutschle of Grandville Summit, grandchildren, April Deutschle, Meriam (Maynard) Linder, Naomi (Nicholas) Volo, Gretta (Douglas) Fenninger, Benjamin Deutschle, four great grandchildren, step-children, Karl Kitchen, Jr. Kieth (Barbara) Kitchen, Karen (Americo)DiMassimo, Paul Lockcuff, Jr., and numerous step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cecil Deutschle, Sr. ,second husband, Karl Kitchen, Sr. third husband, Paul Lockcuff, Sr., a son Cecil Deutschle, Jr. brothers Daniel and LaRue Young, and a sister Jane Williams

A memorial service to honor the life of Naomi will be held at 7 P.M. Friday, September 25th at St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church, 1427 Memorial Ave. Williamsport with her Pastor The Rev. Jennett Wertz officiating.

Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 16, 2015

Robert C. Pfirman

Robert C. Pfirman, of Nisbet, died Wednesday Sept., 16, 2015, in Williamsport.

Born June, 12, 1943, he was the son of Llewellyn and Annabelle (Klopp) Pfirman.

Bob was employed as a body and fender man all of his life, working for area auto dealers and private garages in Williamsport.

Bob was a long time member of the Susquehannocks 4 Wheel Drive Club. He loved racing his beloved Jeep Commando that he named "Buck Fuffalo" througout the East Coast four-wheel drive tracks. Bob also was a deer hunter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Dale Pfirman.

Bob is survived by his wife, Gay (Merrick) Pfirman; son, Rob Pfirman, wife, Cindy; her daughters, Stacia and Mandy; and grandson, Gabriel Bergstrom. Also surviving is a granddaughter, Marcia (Alex) Waltz and great-grandchildren, Lily and Braxton Waltz. Brothers, James (Carole) Pfirman and Ronald (Patricia) Pfirman, of Williamsport and 12 nieces and nephews survive also.

As per Bob's wishes there will be no viewing or funeral. A memorial service will be held at the convience of the family.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: September 17, 2015

Shirley A. Getgen

Shirley A. Getgen, 69, of 1011 Central Avenue, Renovo died Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at the Jersey Shore Manor Care Nursing Home.

She was born July 31, 1946 in Pottstown, the daughter of the late S. Harvey and Edna Treaster Ballantine.

Shirley had worked for the Silk Mill, Chair Factory, and Island Poultry before they closed. She also worked for the Lock Haven American Legion, and the Eagle Hotel as well as numerous families in the area doing house cleaning.

She is survived by her companion and best friend of 34 ½ years, David C. Chancel of Renovo; and a grandson, Kyle Saiers of Turbotville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, John M. Boyle and George Ballantine.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745.

 

Posted: September 17, 2015




Larry L. Ryder, Sr.

Larry L. Ryder, Sr., 69, of Hughesville, died Monday, September 14, 2015 at his home.

Born March 28, 1946 in Eagles Mere, he was a son of the late Lem and Myrtle (Rine) Ryder.

Larry served honorably in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was employed as a machine operator for Young Industries and Andritz for most of his life. Larry was a member of the American Legion Post 35, 40/8 Highland Lake Manor, and was a member for over 20 years and former president of the Picture Rocks Fire Department. He also was the former mayor of Picture Rocks Borough. Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing, and farming in his younger days.
He is survived by two sons, Larry (Althea) Ryder, Jr. of Picture Rocks and Lynn L. (Kathy) Ryder of Montoursville; three sisters: June Schmouder of Liberty, Pearl Farrar of Picture Rocks, and Gloria Hunter of Sonestown; three brothers, Gary Ryder of Hughesville, Delbert Ryder of Muncy, and Doug Ryder of Hughesville; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday September 17 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Inc., 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, PA 17737, to help offset funeral expenses.

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

 

Posted: September 15, 2015

Paul S. Denius

Paul S. Denius, 74, of Williamsport died Friday, September 11, 2015 at the RoseView Center.

Born September 19, 1940 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Clarence and Jean Stryker Denius.

Paul was a 1958 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Paul retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 26 years of employment. He enjoyed hunting, touring, motorcycle rides and visiting amusement parks.

Surviving are his children; Bree Ayn Campbell and Kevin M. Denius, both of Wis., grandchildren Zachary P. Campbell of Clark Summit, Brandon A. Campbell, Zane C. Campbell, Connor Denius and Cody Darius, all of Wis., several cousins and long-time friend, Diane Ellis of Williamsport.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 15, 2015

Ronald W. Peterman

Ronald W. Peterman, 74, of Montoursville, passed away on Sept. 14, 2015 at the Gatehouse after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born Oct. 10, 1940 in Williamsport, a son of Herman G. and Anna Sinovich Peterman.

Ron graduated from Williamsport High School, class of 1958, and then was employed at Montour Auto Service Co., Raub Supply, and retired after 23 years with Peirce-Phelps in Philadelphia. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Home Builders Association, Eureka Lodge #335 F & AM, the Williamsport Consistory, and he enjoyed his dogs, Lucas, Noodles, and Sammy, and traveling. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years the former Linda S. Hart; two daughters, Cheryl A. Peevey of Roanoke, VA and Debra A. Condon of Clearwater, Fla.; two sisters, Beatrice A. Mott of Clarks Summitt and Arlene P. Ault of Honesdale, and four grandchildren, Ryan Peevey and Tyler, Chase, and Parker Condon.

He was predeceased by his parents, and a grandson, Christopher M. Peevey.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 18 at First United Methodist Church, 2 Ross St., Williamsport with Rev. Richard D. Waters officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at the church from 10 to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to either; the Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the Gatehouse, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: September 16, 2015




Charles A. “Al” Starr, Jr.

Charles A. “Al” Starr, Jr., 83, of Montoursville, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Williamsport Home.  He was born September 3, 1932 in Williamsport a son of Charles A. Sr. and Gertrude Fry Starr.

Al was a member of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church and retired from the former G.T.E. Sylvania and was a member of its Quarter Century Club.  He coached baseball for 17 years in including Little League, Intermediate and American Legion ball.  He enjoyed woodworking and coffee club at Dunkin Donut.

He was predeceased by his parents, his son Stephen, and his brother, Max.

Al is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Eleanor J. “Tootie” Hill; his son, Scott (Terri) Starr of Loyalsock Twp.; daughter-in-law, Judy Starr of Dryden, NY; sister, Vivian (Harry) McMullen of Elizabethtown; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday September 16, 2015 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Lois Hungerford officiating.  Interment will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park.  A viewing for family and friends will be held Wednesday morning at the funeral home from 10 – 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeastern Region, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

 

Posted: September 14, 2015

Daniel Merrill Johnson

Daniel Merrill Johnson, 61, of Milton, passed away Saturday September 12, 2015 at his home.

He was born August 14, 1954 in Muncy a son of George Wilbur and Geraldean Merrill Johnson.

He had worked at Con-Agra.

He was predeceased by his father, and brother, Samuel.

He is survived by his mother of Watsontown; sisters, Janice Cantwell of Shenadoah, Jo Ann Krisher of Watsontown, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St, Montoursville.

Interment will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends will be received on Thursday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral Home.

Spitler Funeral Home

 

Posted: September 14, 2015

Ralph R. Fry

Ralph R. Fry, 63, of Pennsdale, died Monday, September 14, 2015 at his home.

Born May 31, 1952 in Athens, he was a son of the late Norman E. and Annabelle B. (Snyder) Fry. 

Ralph served honorably in the U. S. Army. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 35 and Highland Lake.

He is survived by two brothers, Alan (Penny) Fry and George W. (Linda) Fry both of Pennsdale.

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

 A memorial service will be held at a later date at Fry’s Auction Hall, Pennsdale.

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

 

Posted: September 15, 2015




Walter L. ”Bud” North, Jr.

Walter L. ”Bud” North, Jr. 78, of Davidson Twp., Muncy Valley, died Thursday, September 10, 2015 at home.

Born February 13, 1937 in Bryn Mawr, PA, he was a son of the late Walter L., Sr. and Evelyn K. (Martin) North. He married Jeanette (Saxe) North on November 22, 1958.

Walter was self-employed as a Bovine Practitioner. He was a 1958 graduate of Penn State University and a 1963 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School.

Walter lived and worked in Bedford County and also worked in Blair and Sullivan counties. He semi-retired in 2005 and moved to Sullivan County but still worked for several farms in those counties. He was a member and board member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Nordmont, and a board member of the Muncy Creek Watershed Association. Walter was a member of the American Embryo Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Pennsylvania Veterinary Association. He began working in the embryo transfer field on cattle in the early days of that field.

Walter loved Sullivan County and the mountains, including hunting and fishing. Walter was an avid runner since his 20's, and enjoyed running in the fields and hills in the area.

Surviving in addition to his wife Jeanette is one daughter, Amy D. (James) Enge of Rochester, NY; a son, Gregory A. (Cindy) North of Austin, TX; and three grandchildren, Devin and David North, and Logan Enge.

In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Hepler.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in Walters name to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Nordmont, PO Box 185, Muncy Valley, PA 17758, or to the Sullivan County Library, 206 Center Street, PO Box 309, Dushore, PA 18614.

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

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

 

Posted: September 14, 2015

Althea A. Robbins

Althea A. Robbins, 85, of Picture Rocks died Thursday, September 10, 2015 at ManorCare Health Services, Williamsport. Her husband Orson E. Robbins died November 29, 1991.

Born November 11, 1929 in Unityville, she is the daughter of the late Artie L. and Agnes J. (Bartlow) Herriman. Althea took care of foster children and and enjoyed singing.

She is survived by a daughter, several nieces, and a nephew.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. Burial will follow at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call on Wednesday from 10 to 11 am prior to the funeral.

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

 

Posted: September 14, 2015

Clyde L. Bunce

Clyde L. Bunce, 74 of Williamsport passed away September 11, 2015 at the gatehouse.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport.

Knight-Confer Funeral Home

 

Posted: September 14, 2015




Alfred Lloyd Meckley

Alfred Lloyd Meckley, 96, formerly of Blair Street, Loyalsock Township, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015. Born on August 27, 1919 in Montoursville, he was the son of Jacob N. and Mabel (Dennis) Meckley.

He served four years in the U.S. Army during WW II in the European Theater. He graduated from Bucknell University in 1950. He spent his career in personnel management, and retired as Vice President of Human Resources from Lord Corp., Erie, PA.

He was a member of St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsport; the Eugene Grafius American Legion Post 104 in Montoursville, Eureka Lodge No. 335 F&A.M., the Williamsport Consistory, and Zem, Zem Shrine.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, the former Elizabeth Beidler in 2001; brothers, Norman and Neil, and sisters, Martha Wise and Naomi Sump. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.A grave side service will be held 2:45 p.m. Monday, September 14, 2015 at the Montoursville Cemetery with the Rev. Theodore L. Cockley officiating. There will be a viewing for family and friends on Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Alfred’s name to St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Luke Fund, 1400 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: September 11, 2015

Karen M. Hann

Karen M. Hann, 35 of 599 Braodway Street, Hughesville,Pa died September 10, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Williamsport on November 25, 1979, the daughter of James M. and Maria Mercaldo Hann. Karen enjoyed shopping and eating out.

Surviving besides her father James is her step mother Patricia and her sister Tracy (Matthew) Barr of Westfield Pa.. She is also survived by her aunts Josephine, Francis and Blanche and her uncle Mike all of the Williamsport and S Williamsport areas.

She was preceded in death by her mother Maria.

Funeral services will be held at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third Street Williamsport on Monday afternoon at 1 pm with Dr. J. Morris Smith officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 11am to the time of services at 1 pm. Burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: September 14, 2015

Margaret S. Harris

Margaret S. Harris, 88, of Fairfield Twp., died on Sept. 12, 2015 at the Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born July 8, 1927 in Williamsport, a daughter of Anthony and Moxie Sheela.

She retired as owner with her husband, A. Dale Harris, of the A. Dale Harris Co. She was a member of Fairfield United Methodist Church, the Women’s Auxiliary Post #104 American Legion, enjoyed playing cards, working out at the gym and delivering meals on wheels.

Preceding her were her parents, husband, brothers, and sisters.

Surviving are two sons, Mark A. of Lakeland, Fla., and Douglas S. of Montoursville; two granddaughters, Heather and Courtney Harris, and a great-granddaughter, Jaelyn Harris.

A private funeral service will be held, 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Rev. David W. Trostle officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fairfield United Methodist Church, c/o Jan Smith, 550 Halltown Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754

 

Posted: September 14, 2015




Cherie S. Foust

Cherie S. Foust, 68, of Montoursville, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was born October 13, 1946 in Williamsport a daughter of Robert C. and Marguerite C. Shuman Smith.

Cherie retired from Penn College. She was an avid golfer and had been club champion at both Wynding Brook Golf Club and White Deer golf course. She loved her animals.

Surviving are her mother of Montoursville; son Brett R. Foust of Loyalsock Twp.; daughter, Kelly A. (Larry) Pittenger of Montoursville, and her grandchildren, Kasey, Trae and Addison Foust, and Case Pittenger.

She was predeceased by her father.

The funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: September 11, 2015

William “Bill” J. Mazzulla

On Sunday, September 6th, surrounded by his loving family, William “Bill” J. Mazzulla went home to his eternal resting place. His final moments were very peaceful with prayer, beautiful music and expressions of love.

Born in Renovo, he was the son of the late Thomas S. and Concetta (Dejesse) Mazzulla. Bill was a graduate of Renovo High School.

Bill was charismatic, sharp-witted and fearless. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force after his eldest brother was killed in the Korean War. After the service he quickly rose to management positions with Singer, and later Firestone. Feeling the entrepreneurial spirit, he went into real estate in 1974 and owned and operated Mazzulla Real Estate for 17 years.

Bill had many passions in life. His biggest love was playing golf. He was an original member of the “Plumbers” Golf Group at White Deer Golf Course and had enjoyed his friendship with his golf and poker buddies for many years. He also loved fishing. Bill was a big fan of the Shula-era Dolphins and later the Pittsburgh Steelers. He had a generous spirit and loved giving gifts, especially to family.

Bill served on the board of directors for West Branch Valley Association of Realtors for six years where he was president for two years. He was affiliated with the Lycoming County United Way for nine years, on the Board of Directors for six years, and served one year as President and two terms as Campaign Chairman. Bill was a member of the Lycoming County Unit of the American Cancer Society for three years and served as Crusade Chairman for one year. He was also a member of Lycoming County Recreation Authority for nine years and served two terms as President. He served on the faculty of Penn State continuing education as a Real Estate Instructor from 1987 until 2004.

Bill was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Surviving are his children, Victoria L. (Gerard) Fischer, of Williamsport, David A. Mazzulla, of Washington DC, and William J. Mazzulla, of Virginia Beach, two grandchildren, Brian and Kyle Fischer, both of Williamsport, siblings, Rita L. Tomko, of South Renovo, Eugene J. (Aida) of Schwenksville, Thomas A. ( Wanda) of Renovo, John C. (Linda) of Kane, and Francis D. of Orlando, FL.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Thomas Mazzulla.

A Mass of Christian Burial to honor the life of Bill will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Thursday September 10, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Boulevard, Williamsport. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Renovo. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday September 9th at St. Boniface Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s name to American Heart Association, 968 Postal Road, Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109.
Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: September 11, 2015

Janet Y. Francis

Janet Y. Francis, 82, passed away peacefully September 10, 2015 at the Gatehouse in Williamsport with her family by her side.

Jan was born July 26, 1933 at the Jersey Shore Hospital.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Jan attended a one-room schoolhouse in Mifflin Township and graduated from Jersey Shore High School as well as the Miss Wheaton School of Business. Upon graduation she was employed as a bookkeeper for several local banks and the Jersey Shore Hospital.

Jan was also a charter member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Jersey Shore. One of the great joys of her life was music-she loved to sing her favorite hymns and anthems with her church choir as well as favorites by Sinatra, Streisand and Buble while preparing our favorite meals.

Jan was an avid outdoor person enjoying waterskiing and boating on the Susquehanna as well as dry-fly fishing with fishing buddy Burt, her husband of sixty-two years, on their favorite trout stream. Jan was an excellent bowler and like so many women of her generation took great pride in her home.

But her greatest joy in life was her family-her father Claude, mother Elizabeth and step-father Lee who she shared with a bevy of brothers and sisters- Jesse, Jack, Lois, Claude Jr., Harry, Howard, Fred, Raye and Michael. All preceded her in death but whatever loss was felt as they passed was surpassed by the joy Jan gained upon the birth of her children Raye, Carol and Jamie and her nine grandchildren, Erin, Sarah, Ethan, Crissy, Becky, Logan, Daytona, Branden and Gage. Jan was so looking forward to the birth of her first great-grandchild in October-don’t worry Mom, we’ll make sure we take her on the swing under the big maple tree. And we would be remiss if we did not mention her dear dog Sophie.

Jan may be gone from our everyday lives but we know she will always be watching over us with love and hope. We will miss her and love her always. Everlasting peace to you Jan...Mom...Grammy….

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations in Jan’s honor may be made to the Jersey Shore School District Foundation on behalf of the music program 175 A&P Drive, Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

Arrangements are being handled by the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore.

 

Posted: September 11, 2015




Virginia E. Kiser

Virginia E. Kiser, 67, of Trout Run, died Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born April 9, 1948, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Virginia (Robbins) Wright.

Virginia was employed as a seamstress with Wundies for 15 years and retired from Equinox Limited after 14 years.

She enjoyed cross-stitching and watching movies.

Surviving is her daughter, Crystal L. (Louis) Mitchell, a grandson, Matthew M.E. Hill, both of Williamsport, three brothers, Kenneth Wright, of Montoursville, David Wright, Muncy, and Dean Wright, of Williamsport, and a sister, Sarah Frontz, of Florida, and her two beloved dogs, Maggie and Daisy

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles F. and Clinton A. Wright.

A memorial service to honor the life of Virginia will be held 11 a.m.,
Saturday, September 19 at Hepburn Baptist Church, 2917 Pleasant Valley Rd, Cogan Station, with the Rev. Joseph Schreck officiating. Burial will follow Stoltz Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 10, 2015

George Kadash “The Garlic King”

George Kadash “The Garlic King”, 88, of Williamsport died Wednesday September 9, 2015 at Roseview Court, Williamsport.

George was born September 24, 1926 in Nippenose, a son of the late Raymond P. Smith, Sr. and Josephine (Kadash) Aguanno. May 28, 1949, he married Joan A. Croucher, who died September 19, 2008.

George was a member of Memorial Baptist Church, where he had served as head usher. He served honorably in the US Army, during WWII. He farmed his whole life and also worked 20 years for the former Sweet Steel and over 23 years for AVCO/Textron as a machinist. He operated Kadash Veggies for many years and was involved with the Williamsport Outdoor Growers Market for 20 years. George was the founder and past president of Williamsport Association of Concerned Citizens, past president of 787 UAW, past grand counselor of United Commercial Traveler’s and had served local UTC Council 350, a member of the John Birch Society, author of the book, “By George” and served as the secretary of Constitutional Party of Lycoming County. He was a well known activist in Williamsport city government and an advocate for the common people.

George is survived by six children, Paul V. (Darci) Kadash, Williamsport, Annette (Frank) Sherman, Williamsport, Daniel F. (Vicki) Kadash, Linden, Christina M. (Daniel) Ertel, Williamsport, John C. Kadash, Montoursville and Jennifer (Matthew) Davenport; 22 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and his step-mother LaRaine Smith of Williamsport.

In addition to his parents and wife, George was preceded in death by a son, George “Nick” Kadash and two daughters, Arlene Louise Kadash and Patricia Maria Kadash.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, September 12 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport, with the Rev. Timothy R. Kinney, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Posted: September 10, 2015

William C. Bardo

William C. Bardo, 61, of Pennsdale, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015 at his home. He was born January 8, 1954 in Lock Haven a son of Klase Dale and Mary Aurand Bardo.

Bill was the owner-operator of ServPro and was a member of Farragut United Methodist Church. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, golf, the beach, and organizing.

He was predeceased by his father.

Surviving in addition to his mother of Montoursville are his daughters, Cheryl A. (James) Kane of Lancaster, Stacey R. (Cliff) McCourt of Montoursville and Amanda M. (Nathan) Montgomery of Wilmington, NC; his companion, Brenda K. Kelch of Pennsdale; brother, Pastor Duane D. (Terry) Bardo of Valley View, PA; sister, Linda M. (Christos) Siopy of Albuquerque, NM, and five grandchildren, Riley and Elizabeth Kane, Makennah and Brayden McCourt, Peyton Montgomery and two nieces and a nephew.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with his brother officiating. Burial will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received on Tuesday Morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to either: The National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel Street, Suite 200 Newton, MA 02458, or to Susquehanna Home Health and Hospice, c/o of Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: September 10, 2015




Dawn Denise Reeder

Dawn Denise Reeder, 52, of 51 Williamson Heights, Lock Haven, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Dawn was born in Lock Haven on April 10, 1963, the daughter of the late Robert Dolan and Janet Dolan, who survives in Port Trevorton.

She was a 1983 graduate of MTA truck driving school and was a driver for Ryder Trucking.

Dawn enjoyed playing on her computer, playing cards and bingo. Most of all, she loved the time she spent with her family.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sons, Robert L. (Megan) Reeder of Lock Haven and Matthew E. Reeder of Jersey Shore; a brother, William “Billy” (Kelly) Dolan of State College; a sister, Renee Dolan Weaver of Dalmatia; a grandson, Blake Reeder; and eight nieces and nephews, Dane Dolan, Chase, Dakota, Hunter and Michael Weaver, Kasidy, Kira, Kaylynn Dolan.

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

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

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

 

Posted: September 9, 2015

Patricia Dietrich

Patricia Dietrich, 61, of Eldred Twp., died September 8, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  She was born November 30, 1953 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Henry and Edith Otterbeck Witas.

She graduated from Fox Chapel High School and Lycoming College.  She retired from Susquehanna Health Systems where she was a Registered Nurse.  She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and Mother’s Timeout Group.  Her favorite pastime was being with her grandchildren.

Preceding her were her parents and two sisters.

Surviving are her husband of 43 years, Thomas E. Dietrich; a son, Neil T. (Jamie) Dietrich of Montgomery; two brothers, Thomas Witas and Henry (Ruth) Witas both of Pittsburgh; four sisters, Carol McRandal of Pittsburgh, Barbara (Robert) Simons of Portland, OR, Janet (Eugene) Beck of Fallbrook, CA, and Louise Witas of Pittsburgh, and three grandchildren, Lucas, Jacob, and Brooklyn.

A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 14 at Faith United Methodist Church, 700 Fairview Dr., Montoursville with Rev. Larry L. Leland officiating.  Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.  Friends and family will be received from 6 – 8 p.m., Sunday, September 13 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.

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

 

Posted: September 9, 2015

Daniel R. Livermore

Daniel R. Livermore, 84, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at the Williamsport Home.

Born July 13, 1931 in Cogan Station, he was a son of the late Albert and Helen Baltzer Livermore. He and his wife, the former Kathryn M. Neiderberger, would have celebrated 59 years of marriage on October 5, 2015.

Daniel served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was an active member of the Balls Mills United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school for over 25 years, and was care taker of the cemetery for many years. Daniel was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed coaching little league baseball, and basketball in the John Bower League for over 25 years. He was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan who also enjoyed bowling, spending time in the outdoors, and delivering Meals on Wheels for over 10 years.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three daughters, Karen L. (David) Damsky of Florence, MA, Shari L. Miller of Littleton, CO, and Susan L. (Danny) Montalvo of Acworth, GA; a son, Pastor Craig W. (Debbie) Livermore of Muncy Valley; a sister, Helen Weaver of Montoursville; a brother, Nelson Livermore of Williamsport; and six grandchildren, Misha Damsky, Megan Miller, Kristen Miller, Danny Montalvo, Andrew Montalvo, and Jordan Harrod.

In addition to his parents, Daniel was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

A memorial service will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, October 17, at Balls Mills United Methodist Church, 5941 Bloomingrove Rd., Cogan Station, with Pastor Chris E. Pfleegor officiating. Burial will follow in Balls Mills Cemetery. Friends may call from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday, October 17, at the church.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Balls Mill United Methodist Church, 5941 Bloomingrove Rd., Cogan Station, PA 17728.

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

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

 

Posted: September 9, 2015




John A. Giacomi

John A. Giacomi, 75, of Williamsport, died Sunday, September 6, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Born February 29, 1940, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Chester C. and Sara (Schuck) Giacomi.

John was a 1959 graduate of Williamsport Area High School. He was employed as a truck driver for P-Stone for over 40 years.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #36, Jersey Shore, Moose Lodge # 214, Jersey Shore. He was a past member of Young Men’s Republican Club and Harmonia Club.

Throughout high school he was involved in track and field, football, and loved baseball throughout his life. John was inducted into the Little League baseball Hall of Fame. He enjoyed shooting pool, riding snowmobile, and loved playing darts.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Saundra L. (Hess) Giacomi, three children, April L. (Thomas) Wilk, of Elimsport, John E. (Tracey) Giacomi, of Williamsport, and Tammy L. Giacomi, of Crystal River, FL., grandchildren, Erika L. West, Adam J. West, William H. Lorimer V, John M., Morgan, Ashley, Bryan, and Bridget Giacomi, and Chelsey Reynolds, great-grandchildren, Paris West and Madison Price and 14 others 3 step-grandchildren, siblings, Nancy Giacomi and Chet Giacomi, both of Williamsport and Harry “Butch” Giacomi, of Old Forge.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Philip Giacomi, two sisters, Sarah L. Fitzgerald and Lillian Skeeby.

A memorial service to honor the life of John will be held 7 p.m., Friday, September 11 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 7, 2015

Grace May Trivelpiece Stackhouse

Grace May Trivelpiece Stackhouse, 99, of Muncy died Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Born July 23, 1916 in Jordan Twp, she was a daughter of the late Hurley and Julia (Reese) Trivelpiece. She married Harold R. Stackhouse on November 14, 1936.

Grace loved playing cards, fishing, crocheting, quilting ,playing bingo, bluegrass music, Lawrence Welk, and spending time with family.

Surviving are three daughters, Ruth Fraley of Muncy, Margaret (Max) Reeder of Muncy, and Mary (Steve) Smith of Millville; a son, Henry (Lois) Stackhouse of Unityville; two sisters, Freda (Robert) Shaner of Muncy and Emma Brouse of Watsontown; 13 grandchildren, 21great-grandchildren; 20 great-great grandchildren; numerous step grandchildren; and numerous step great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by seven brothers, Carl, Eugene, LeRoy, LaRue, Donald, Atwood, and Glen; four sisters, Naomi, Ruth, Mable, and Rebecca; a son, Harold E. “Sonny;” and two sons-in-law, Max Fraley and Jim Stere.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, September 10 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Inc., 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with her grandson Rev. Chris Fraley officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call Wednesday, September 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: September 7, 2015

Jenny (Jennie) Anastasia Tagliaferri

Jenny (Jennie) Anastasia Tagliaferri, 90, formerly of 2610 Dove Street, passed away at The Williamsport Home Monday, September 7, 2015.

She was born in her beloved Newberry where she lived all her life on October 25, 1924. She was the daughter of Massimo and Antonia Fioretti Anastasia. She was a lifelong member of The Church of the Ascenion where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a world-class cook, baker and a homemaker. She attended all of her grandchildren’s sporting events. Her husband, Arthur Tagliaferri, died August 6, 1979.

Surviving is a son Thomas (Holly) Tagliaferri, grandchildren Nicholas (Jessica) Tagliaferri and Alison Tagliaferri. In addition to her parents and husband, two brothers, Paris and Arthur, and three sisters, Lavinia Marchese, Evelyn Bennardi, and Erma Leta preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, September 11, 2015, 10:30 a.m., at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth Street, Williamsport. The Rev. Father Brian VanFossen will officiate. Family and friends will be received in the church portico from 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions can be made in Jennie’s name to The Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, PA, 17701. A special thank you to Dr. Ciccarelli and the staff at the Williamsport Home for the wonderful care given to Jennie during her time there. Arrangements entrusted to Crouse Funeral Home. www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: September 9, 2015




Phyllis A. Lynn

Phyllis A. Lynn, 76, of S. Hillview St., Lock Haven passed away Monday, September 7, 2015 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.

Born on October 12, 1938 in Beech Creek, she was the daughter of the late Ira E. and Mahalda L. Holt Packer.

Phyllis was a 1957 graduate from Bald Eagle Nittany High School. Phyllis then attended United Wesleyan College, Allentown, where she met the love of her life, Kenneth L. Lynn.

Phyllis and Rev. Kenneth Lynn were united in marriage on June 25, 1960 and celebrated their 55 anniversary this year.

She was a member of the Hillview Wesleyan Church, Flemington.

Phyllis played the piano, serving as pianist at the various churches she and her husband ministered at.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons: Phillip I. Lynn of Lock Haven, Stephen V. Lynn of Salona, and Merrill L. (Tammy) Lynn of Reno, NV; a daughter, Lori A. (Michael) Weber of Schnecksville; two brothers, Ed (Dorthea) Packer and Henry (Norma) Packer, both of Salona; six sisters: Grace (Leon)Bidwell of Harpersville, NY, Lois McKissick of Rote, Elsie McClintick of Salona, Esther (Donald) Rauch of Salona, Doris Packer of Lock Haven, and Carrie Packer of Lock Haven; 10 grandchildren; and a step great grandson.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Hillview Wesleyan Church, 1200 W. Fourth St., Flemington with the Rev. Donald Grant and Rev. Alan Eckenroad officiating. Burial will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either Hillview Wesleyan Church or a charity of your choice.

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

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

 

Posted: September 7, 2015

Eloise N. Whitmire

Eloise N. Whitmire, 82, of Dallas Ln., Mill Hall, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.

Born on June 7, 1933 in Berwick, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Ruth A. Benscoter Shultz.

On February 10, 1951 Eloise married LeRoy S. Whitmire who preceded her death on January 17, 2010.

She retired from Hammermill Paper Company as a supervisor in the Accounting Department.

Eloise was a very active member of the St. Luke’s United Church of Christ.
She loved bowling at the Clinton Lanes, going to Knoebels Grove with her grandchildren, and taking trips to both Atlantic City and Branson, MO.

Surviving are three sons: Jeffrey Whitmire of Carlisle, James Whitmire of Mill Hall, and LeRoy Whitmire of Dillsburg; two daughters, Sandy (Pat) Shepherd of Vero Beach, FL and Karen Whitmire of Lock Haven; a sister, Jeannette Bracken of Sayre; 7 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Eloise was preceded in death by a brother, Donald R. Shultz.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 1175 W. Fourth St., Lock Haven with the Rev. Patty Dodds officiating. Burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

Friends and family will be received at the church on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 6 until 8 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made to either St. Luke’s United Church of Christ or The Gatehouse Hospice.

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: September 7, 2015

JoAnn M. (Gaus) McFadden

JoAnn M. (Gaus) McFadden, 85, of Baldwin St., Williamsport passed away Monday September 7, 2015 at the Gatehouse.

JoAnn was born January 5, 1930, in Williamsport, a daughter of the late Frank A. and Frances V. (Bangert) Gaus.

JoAnn was married to Richard T. McFadden, September 11, 1954, sharing 28 years before he passed in 1982.

JoAnn was employed at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, retiring in 1990 after 22 years of service. Later she worked for the rectory of St. Lawrence and St. Boniface Church. She especially enjoyed her flowers and gardening, Wysocki jigsaw puzzles, her scanner, playing the piano and organ, the Miami Dolphins, family trips to the shore, attending all of her children’s, grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s sporting events and her greatest joy of all spending precious time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. JoAnn will always be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and for her ability to always give to others in their time of need.

Surviving are her children, Sharon McFadden Weiler, with whom she lived, Linda McFadden and Lisa (Joe) Pinkerton, Thomas (Linda) McFadden and Patrick (Monique) McFadden, all of Williamsport; ten grandchildren, Danielle (Dustin Schmouder) McFadden, Jennifer (Chad Lomison) McFadden, Richard “Ricky” McFadden, Christina McFadden, Joey, Nick and Abby Pinkerton, Makenzy, Macayla and Connery McFadden; and three great-grandchildren, Nayla Winder, Steele Lomison and Ben Schmouder.

In addition to her husband and parents, JoAnn was preceded in death by a son, Richard “Bucky” McFadden, a brother, Thomas Gaus, and a great-grandson, Jacob Lomison.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport with Msgr. Stephen D. McGough celebrant. The family will receive friends in the church Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery.

A heartfelt acknowledgement to Dr. William Pagana, Dr. Alex Nesbitt, Dr. Karen Brown, Dr. Margrit Shoemaker and Dr. Gary Dincher for their extraordinary personal and professional care and compassion always extended to our mother.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 7, 2015




Josephine Ann (Fila) Williams

Josephine Ann (Fila) Williams, 91, of 801 Beeber St., Williamsport, has finished her work on earth and arrived at her longed for eternal home, on Saturday, September 5, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.

Josephine was a 1942 graduate of Williamsport High School. A true entrepreneur, she was involved in various direct sale businesses. She also owned and operated the former Jo-Le Beauty Shop. Josephine had a true passion for learning about nutrition and helping people live healthy lives. Her zest for life was shared with her family and friends playing pinochle, water activities, sunshine, flowers, and traveling.

Josephine and her husband were lifelong members of the former Antlers Club and the Wheel Inn.

Josephine was a member of the Visitation Traditional Roman Catholic Church of St. Pius V, South Williamsport.

Born August 28, 1924 in Williamsport she was the daughter of the late Wojcieck (George) and Anilia (Anna) Rambics Fila.

She was a loving sister, mother, and grandmother to; brother, Carl John Fila, her children, Leo M. Jr.(Patricia)Williams, William R. (Jan) Williams, Robert S. (Pamela) Williams, Bonnie P. (Williams) Noviello, and Bryan P. (Mary)Williams, 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and two step daughters, Sally (LaRue) Schelb and Jean Toti.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Leo M. Williams, Sr, three brothers, Walter, Frank, and Louie Fila, an aunt, Francis Fila, and two nephews, Larry and Frankie Fila.

A Traditional Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 8 at the Visitation Traditional Church, 1614 West Southern Ave., South Williamsport, with the Rev. Father Joseph Greenwell officiating. Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 6-8p.m., Monday with the rosary being recited at 8 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Visitation Traditional Roman Catholic Church of St. Pius V.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 7, 2015

William Richard Miller Jr.

William Richard Miller Jr., 65, of South Williamsport, unexpectedly passed away on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 17, 1950, in Williamsport, Pa., to William R. Miller (deceased) and Janet Forrester Turik who survives.

Bill graduated from Lock Haven Area High School in 1968 and Williamsport Area Community College in 1970. He then served in the United States Army, including a tour of duty as a military policeman in Korea. Upon returning home, he was employed as the Williamsport City Forester for several years before going to work for the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company. Following his retirement, he worked for Woodland Design of Beech Lake, Pennsylvania.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Linda Kaufman Miller, and their two sons, Michael David Miller and Nathan Douglas Miller (Tammy), both of South Williamsport. He leaves behind his two precious grandsons, David and Nathaniel Miller, who along with his sons, were the lights of his life. Additionally he is survived by four brothers, George F. Miller (Nolaska) of Montoursville, James E. Miller (Mary) of Broken Bow, OK, Michael H. Miller (Debra) of Williamsport, Robert E. Turik (Amy) of Cook, Washington, his stepmother Judith Miller, three half-sisters, Patricia, Jennifer, and Amanda, many close family members, and special friends who meant the world to him.

Bill leaves a legacy of service to his community. As a member of the Civil Service Commission and then two-term Mayor of South Williamsport, he was very proud of his police department. As a charter member of the Shade Tree Commission, his legacy can be seen in all the trees at the Borough Park and throughout the community. Bill also volunteered as a helper for the South Williamsport First Ward Fire Company carnival each year and served as a council member at Messiah Lutheran Church. He was a Past Commander of the American Legion Post 617, a former member of the South Williamsport Lions Club, and a member of Lodge 106 of the Pennsylvania Freemasons. In 2002, Bill received the Pennsylvania College of Technology Citizenship/Humanitarian Award, and, in 2005, he was awarded the Howard Hartman Little League Friendship Award from Little League International.

Bill and family loved to travel all over the United States, with volunteerism as a major component. This past May, he served as a campground host at Bald Eagle State Park. He was a federal volunteer at the Hagerman National Fish Hatchery in Idaho.

Friends will be received at Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 South Howard Street in South Williamsport on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The service begins at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joshua L. Reinsburrow officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the South Williamsport Borough Shade Tree Commission or Messiah Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 7, 2015

JoAnne A. “Nancy” King

JoAnne A. “Nancy” King, 78, of South Williamsport, died Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the Williamsport Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband Estel Q. King, on October 19, 2013.

Born February 7, 1937, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Arthur B. and Laura (Moodie) Cowher.

JoAnne was employed at Sylvania, C.A. Reed, and Bailey Controls.

Surviving are her children, Laura (Angelo) Ciuccio, of Montoursville and Brian (Christina Hall) Armes, of Montgomery, three grandchildren, Adrienne Valore, of Pittsburg, Gina Kriger, of Montoursville, and BreAnn Armes, of Montgomery, two great-granddaughters, Olivia and Brielle Kriger, both of Montoursville, a brother, Charles L. (Amy) Cowher, of Ranchtown, and two sisters, Peggy Biles, of Muncy, and Jacquelyn Eck, Montoursville.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence Cowher and Arthur Cowher, III.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 9 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, September 12 in Resurrection Cemetery, Muncy.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 7, 2015




Iolanda Viola (DiRocco) Marchioni

Iolanda Viola (DiRocco) Marchioni passed away Sep. 4, 2015, with her family at vigil. Best known as Viola or “V” to friends and family she was born June 17, 1923, the youngest daughter of Marino DiRocco and Marina (D’Orazio) DiRocco, who immigrated to the USA from Castiglione Messer Raimonda, Abruzzo, Italy.

Viola spent her childhood on W. Jefferson Street. She often spoke of fun she had as a kid, like going to movies when a movie ticket was just 5 cents, or celebrating the 4th of July with her Father, or short vacations the family would take on the Pennsylvania railroad to see relatives and sites like Niagara Falls, or how the local firemen would spray the kids to stay cool on sweltering summer days.

Viola married Ralph A. Marchioni, Sr. January 1942. She then worked at Lycoming Motors during WW II and upon her husband’s return from service overseas they began a family. They later settled in Old Lycoming Township.

Viola was an avid reader and excellent student. She loved history, civics and the American model of constitutional government, and enjoyed discussing current and past events.

Viola was predeceased by her parents, Marino and Marina DiRocco; sisters Mafalda and Iolanda DiRocco, Saundina Poretta, Lilliana Marchioni, Filina Grafius, and brothers, Tony and Danny DiRocco; and husband Ralph Marchioni.

She is survived by 1 brother: Ken DiRocco; 7 daughters: Adona Shaffer, Artista and Mary Marchioni, Michele McLawhorn, Christina Marchioni, Paula Standley, Cindy Lyons; 4 sons: Ralph Jr., Victor, Eugene, and John Marchioni; 18 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be held at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third Street from 6-8PM, on Tuesday Sep. 8.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville with The Rev. John K. Manno officiating, burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.
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Posted: September 7, 2015

James (Jim) Merlin Derby

James (Jim) Merlin Derby, 74, of Hughesville, went to be with the Lord on Thursday Sept. 3rd, 2015, surrounded by his beloved family.

There is a lot that can be said of Jim. He touched countless lives in many ways. He was loved by all and his wife and family adored him. He was always devoted to his family. He always put them before himself.

He was born in Jackson, Michigan on November, 29th, 1940 to Leo Bernard Derby and Velma Sharp Derby. As he grew up, he moved to many places, from sunny Florida to cold New York State.

After several different occupations from salesman to baker, and serving in the Army Reserves, he found his calling as a carpenter in his 20's. He loved using his hands to craft beautiful works of art with wood as his medium. From whole entire houses to custom furniture, every project was articulately crafted with care and attention to detail. Always humble though, he simply referred to himself as a “box builder.”

Aside from his love of carpentry and craftsmanship, he had a deep love of reading and music. He would constantly be borrowing books from the local library and would read through a few each week in the quiet, early hours of the day before the sun would come up. In his younger years, he would play the saxophone and accordion in a rock band, but that faded away as he grew into adulthood and settled down with his first wife, Diane, and started to grow his family. Always, though, throughout the entirety of his life, his passion for music remained strong.

More than anything, the most important aspects of Jim's life were his relationship with the Lord and his family. Reading the Lord's word and reflecting upon them, were important parts of his daily routine. Going to church each week and having the fellowship of the congregation always helped him and his relationship with the Lord. The men's group at Agape Fellowship was a highlight of his week each and every week.

And like his relationship with God, his relationship with his family was of the utmost importance. He cherished his wife, Karen, from the day that they married until his death 43 years later and constantly showed her love and affection throughout their marriage. He was a dedicated father who enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved to sit with them in the mornings, reading with them, cuddling them on the couch, letting them “help” him work in his shop. He enjoyed taking special daddy and kid days and making trips with them to the grocery store. He was patient with them and really, truly loved interacting with them on their level.

As he grew older and his children had children of their own, he was always there for the little ones just as he was for his own offspring. He especially loved their young artistic drawings and always cherished how sweet and kindhearted all of his children and grandchildren were. He was always there when his family needed him and was a vast fount of knowledge for them. Each and every single member of his family would come to Jim when they needed advice or someone to talk to. They knew that he would steer them in the right direction.

He was always giving of himself and never asked for anything in return. Jim never had an unkind word to say about anyone. He took joy in helping others and was always there for those who needed him. He was a wise and kind man who had a gentle spirit. He made others want to be better. His family and countless others are blessed to have known such a wonderful man. He will be deeply missed by all.

Jim's love and devotion to family is still alive and well today in those who he is survived by: his wife, Karen; his children: Deborah, James, David, Katherine, Allison, and Alexander; as well as his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Danielle, Russ, Rachael, Elizabeth, Laura, Christopher, Samantha, Katelyn, Max, Jacob, Elise, Jocelyn, Vivian, Kaelynn, and Evan. Each of them is a legacy that Jim has left. Each and every member of his family have seen what love is like, through Jim, and will continue to love and support one another, lifting each other up during difficult times and celebrating with each other during momentous days to come.

A memorial service was held Tuesday 11:00 a.m. Sept. 8, 2015 at Agape Fellowship, 485 East Third St. Williamsport.

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Posted: September 7, 2015


Debra A. Wurster

Debra A. Wurster, 54, of Williamsport, died Friday, September 4, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born August 15, 1961, in Montrose, she was a daughter of the late Howard L. and Gloria J. (Mason) Webber.

Debra was a graduate of Williamsport Area High School. Before her illness she was employed as a nurse’s aid and worked in medical records at the Williamsport Home.

She was a member of Garden View Baptist Church. She loved camping at Sax’s Pond near Dushore. In her younger years she was an avid softball player and played catcher.

Debra was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She was one of the most loving, kindest, patient, and forgiving women.

Surviving are her husband of 35 years and high school sweetheart, Larry R. Wurster, of Williamsport, two children, Zachery and Amber Wurster, both of Williamsport, grandchildren, Taylen, Tehgan, and Teanna, a sister, Tammy Mitcheltree, of Linden, her mother-in-law, Louise Wurster, of Williamsport, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Daniel Webber.

A memorial service to honor the life of Debra will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, September 10 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until time of service at Sanders Mortuary.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 7, 2015




Nancy L. McLaughlin

Nancy L. McLaughlin, 67, of Woodward Ave., Lock Haven, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the Williamsport Region Medical Center.

Born on July 15, 1948 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of James and Janice Kryder McLaughlin who survive in Lock Haven.

Nancy was Christian by faith.

She was a member of the Eastern Stars and the Woolrich Bowling League.

Nancy enjoyed the outdoors as well as antiquing and shopping. She also loved her dogs.

In addition to her parents she is survived by two sisters, Margaret “Peggy” (Roy) Miles of Jacksonville, FL and Janice K. Wilson of Lock Haven; 5 nieces and nephews: Kim Shaffer, Tim Miles, Chris Miles, Ryan Brinkman, and Michaela Wilson; and 7 great-nieces and nephews: Emma Miles, Sam Shaffer, Ben Shaffer, Jaycob Diaz, Leia Miles, Travis Diaz, and Abrielle Wallace.

Nancy will be sadly missed by many friends.

Friends and family will be received on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 6 until 8 p.m. at 2900 Woodward Ave., Lock Haven.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton County S.P.C.A., 33 Mill Hill Rd., Lock Haven.

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: September 7, 2015

Nancy L. (Coup) Maturani

Nancy L. (Coup) Maturani, 82, of Milton, died Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

She was born in Milton on July 19, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Raymond and Julia (Murphy) Coup.

On November 24, 1951 Nancy married Joseph “Joe” Maturani, who survives, and they have celebrated 63 years of marriage together.

Nancy was a graduate of Milton Area High School Class of 1951. She worked for Bell Telephone Company and Evangelical Community Hospital as a telephone operator. She also worked for Geisinger Medical Center in the billing department.

Nancy was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Milton, the Milton American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary, Service First Credit Union and the Chefs Silver and Gold, Milton. Nancy was very dedicated to her church, helping with whatever and whenever she could, she also liked to travel on bus trips with her friends.

In addition to her husband Joe, Nancy is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law; Dr. Larry J. and Ann Maturani of Clarion and Michael A. Maturani of Lewisburg.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by one son; James D. Maturani and four brothers; Raymond, Robert, Harold and Donald Coup.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 109 Broadway Street, Milton, PA 17847.

A gathering of friends and family will be held 7:00 – 9:00p.m. , Sunday, September 06, 2015 at The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street, Milton. The Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00a.m., Tuesday, September 08, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 109 Broadway Street, Milton, PA 17847 with the Reverend John D. Hoke officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Milton.

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Posted: September 7, 2015

Dr. Aaron W. Stover

Dr. Aaron W. Stover, 83, of Loganton passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing, Lock Haven.

Born on January 10, 1932 in Mill Hall, he was the son of the late Aaron W. and Beatrice Hoy Stover.

Dr. Stover was a 1949 graduate of Mill Hall High School. He then attended the University of Pittsburgh, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh Dental School in 1955.

On June 27, 1951 he married the former Kathryn J. Miller who survives.

Dr. Stover served in the United States Air Force, earning the rank of Captain. He was Flight Surgeon at Bowling Air Force Base.

Dr. Stover and his wife practiced dentistry together for 37 years.

In 1992 Dr. Stover and his wife moved to Loganton from Fort Washington, Maryland.
Dr. Stover was Protestant by faith.

He was a life member of the American Dental Society, Maryland State Dental Society, LaFayette Lodge 0199 F.&A.M. 32 Degree, Lock Haven, and the Shriners International, Almas Shriners, Washington, D.C.

In addition to his wife Kathryn, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. David W. and Rill Stover, of Owings, Maryland; a brother-in law and his wife, Grant and Jeanne Miller; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many good friends.

Dr. Stover was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Rowles and a son-in-law, John Rowles.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to a donor of your choice.

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

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

 

Posted: September 7, 2015




Bernice J. Kuna

Bernice J. Kuna, 92, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at her home.

Born Nov. 14, 1922, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Josephine Turzanski Wiszniewski.

Bernice was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and the former Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She was a member of the Alter and Rosary Society. She enjoyed crocheting, jig-saw puzzles, playing cards, bus trips to Atlantic City and traveling to Arizona to see her brother.

Bernice worked for the Williamsport Tannery, Williamsport Paper Box Company, the Coat Factory and the Shoe Factory.

Surviving is her daughter, Constance (Dave) Miller, of South Williamsport; a brother, J. Edward (Nancy) Wiszniewski, of Sun City, Ariz., and two grandchildren, Lori A. and Jennie R. Miller, both of South Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter J. Kuna, and her siblings, Mike Wiszniewski, Caroline Zellers, Nellie and Victoria Wiszniewski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport with the Rev. Brian VanFossen officiating. There will be a viewing Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport.

Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: September 3, 2015

Doris F. Warn

Doris F. Warn, 86, of Fairfield Twp., died on September 3, 2015, at her residence. She was born on April 4, 1929 in Catawissa, a daughter of Harry and Myrtle Wagner Williams.

Doris was a graduate of the former Catawissa High School and studied at the Williamsport Community College and Pennsylvania College of Technology. She was a member of the American Business Women’s Association, where she was a chapter president, held the office of corresponding secretary, was hospitality chairwoman, and was “Woman of the Year” for the Golden Oak Chapter.

She owned the former Doris’ Fashion Focus in downtown Williamsport. Prior to that, she managed the Smart Shop and Deisroths at the Lycoming Mall. She also worked at Brozman’s in Williamsport as a buyer and managed the Bloomsburg branch store. She also worked at Northern Central Bank’s branch office on Washington Boulevard.

She was preceded by her first husband, Stanley E. Warn; second husband, Earl R. Emick; sister, Ruth Malefyt, and brother, Wayne Williams.

Surviving are three daughters, Coleen (Ronald) Renshaw of Middleburg, Darlene (Michael) DeMaio of Middletown, NJ, and Marlene (Ed Schuller) Warn of Hughesville; a brother, Kenneth (Marg) Williams of Williamsport; two sisters, Edna Derrick of Greensboro, NC and Margaret Deeter of Catawissa; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild; sister-in-law, Ethel Hiller of Proctor, and her care givers, Linda Mitchell, Staci Wynn, Ann Sechler, Laura Winters and Jacirene Thomas.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, September 5 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with Rev. William D. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends and family will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Susquehanna Home Health and Hospice, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701

 

Posted: September 3, 2015

Willard L. Snyder

Willard L. Snyder, 90, of Loyalsock Twp. died Friday, August 28, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family, holding the hand of his wife Jane who was the love of his life.

Born November 13, 1924 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Grace (Sanders) Snyder and Martin L. Phillips. He married Jane Donachy on July 13, 1945 and they recently celebrated their 70th anniversary with their family.

Willard was a 1942 graduate of Williamsport High School and served in the U.S. Navy Seabees 6th Special from 1943-45.

Willard managed Lycoming vending from 1946-1968. In 1968 he and his wife acquired Williamsport Saddlery Company and in 1972 renamed it to Willards’s Saddlery and moved the business to Westminster Drive where he owned and operated the business until his retirement in 1986. He later sold real estate for the Brooks Agency.

He was a member of the former Church of the Savior, Lutheran, where he had served on church council and served as council president, and currently a member of St. Matthew Lutheran. Willard was a member of the Upper Susquehanna Synod Council from 1994-1997, a 49 year member of the Williamsport Exchange Club of Williamsport, and a member of the American Legion Post 1. Willard became a Mason in 1948 and served as treasurer of F&AM Lodge #106 for five years, and was Worshipful Master in 1960. He was a charter member of the Zafar Grotto, member of Royal Arch Chapter #26 Adoniram Council #222, Baldwin II Commandery #22 and Williamsport Consistory, A.S.S.R.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are his daughters Susan (Ron) Quigel of Montoursville, Kathryn Snyder of Loyalsock Twp., seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Mabel and Rose and his son Craig Willard.

In keeping with his wishes services will be private and burial will be held in Montoursville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Willard’s name may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2233 Linn St. Williamsport, PA 17701

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
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Posted: September 4, 2015




Deborah Harris Wanamaker Roupp

Deborah Harris Wanamaker Roupp, 62, of Williamsport died Saturday August 29, 2015 at the home of her daughter.

She was born January 23, 1953, in Waverly, NY a daughter of Maynard and Lois J. (McMichael) Gearhart and the late Warren V. Harris. In 2000, she married Curtis G. Roupp, who died in 2002.

Deborah was a member of All Saint’s Episcopal Church. She was also a member of the Moose Lodge 145, South Williamsport, American Legion Post 617, Williamsport and the Eagles #970, Williamsport.

Deborah is survived by two daughters, Shannon L. Wanamaker and Tracy L. (Bobby) Confer both of Williamsport and a granddaughter, Skyler “Fancy Face”; three sisters, Sharon (Jim) Miller, South Williamsport, Mary (Jack) McCracken, Williamsport and Brenda Gearhart, Waldorf, MD, brother, Morvan “Bucky” (Mabel) Harris, Cogan Station and a sister-in-law, Ann Harris, Williamsport.

Deborah was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Harris and her favorite dog, Buster Brown.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at All Saint’s Episcopal Church, 1656 Scott St., Williamsport by Rev. Lauri Kerr. Memorial contributions may be made to SUN Home Hospice, 350 N. 11th St., Sunbury, PA 17801.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 3, 2015

Barbara J. McKenzie

Barbara J. McKenzie, 71, of 5066 Route 87 Hwy., Williamsport, died on September 3, 2015 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital.

She was born September 8, 1943 in Lock Haven, a daughter of Robert W. and Geraldine L. Baker McCaslin.

Surviving are two sons, Frederick E. McKenzie of Sarasota, FL and Shawn P. (Jessica) McKenzie of Trout Run; a daughter, Michelle Y. McKenzie, of Williamsport; a brother, Robert J. McCaslin of Woolrich; three sisters, Peggy Sheffield of Fredericksburg, VA, Linda Geyer of Casseyville, MS, and Susan Malinak of Patrick Air Force Base, FL, and three grandchildren.

Funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Gatehouse, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funreal Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: September 3, 2015

Bernadette Packer

Bernadette Packer, 75 , a resident of Rose View Nursing Center,Williamsport passed away on September 1, 2015 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital after a long battle with cancer.

She was the oldest child of Herbert J Enigk Jr and Catherine L. Aldenderfer.

Bernadette was a member of St. Boniface Catholoic Church. She loved to read and take care of her family. Her Catholic faith was her strength throughout her life, praying daily not only for herself but for others in need.

She worked as a nurses aid at Divine Providence Hospital and for over 30 yrs as a nurses assistant at the Park Home.

Her husband James F Packer survives her. Her children survive her; Julia Harvey of Williamsport, Lonnie (Scott) Smith and Gloria (Rusty) Fry both of Florida, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons. Bernadette is also survived by her brothers and sisters,Georgene (Ralph) Williams, Kathryn (Samuel) Caldwell both of Williamsport, Richard (Joyce) Enigk, Charles (Vicki) Enigk both of Montoursville, James (Ruth) Enigk of Florida,Garin Enigk of Seattle WA., Donald Enigk of Montoursville..

Bernadette was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband William Meixell and a son in law William Harvey.

As per her request there will be no visitation, a Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in St. Boniface Catholic Church 326 Washington Blvd Williamsport on Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 9:30 am., her pastor Msgr. Stephen McGough will officiate.

Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Muncy, The family will provide the flowers and memorial contributions may be made to the Gatehouse, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd Williamsport.Pa 17701. Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Posted: September 3, 2015




Lillian M. Kissell

Lillian M. Kissell , 90, of Trout Run, formerly of Hass Lane Williamsport, died Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the Williamsport Hospital.

Born May 3, 1925 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Harold and Melvina (Schmouder) Kulp. She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel B. Kissell in 1990.

Lillian graduated from Liberty High School and had worked as a self-employed hairdresser.

Surviving are many close cousins who were her loving family and caregivers to her.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 at Green Lawn Memorial Park, 62 Rte. 54 Highway, Montgomery, PA.


Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 3, 2015

Bernice J. Kuna

Bernice J. Kuna, 92, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at her home.

Born November 14, 1922 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Josephine Turzanski Wiszniewski.

Bernice was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and the former Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She was a member of the Alter and Rosary Society. She enjoyed crocheting, jig-saw puzzles, playing cards, bus trips to Atlantic City and traveling to Arizona to see her brother.

Bernice worked for the Williamsport Tannery, Williamsport Paper Box Company, the Coat Factory and the Shoe Factory.

Surviving is her daughter Constance (Dave) Miller of South Williamsport, a brother J. Edward (Nancy) Wiszniewski of Sun City, AZ and two grandchildren, Lori A. and Jennie R. Miller, both of South Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter J. Kuna, and her siblings Mike Wiszniewski, Caroline Zellers, Nellie and Victoria Wiszniewski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth Street, Williamsport with Rev. Brian VanFossen officiating. There will be a viewing Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport.

Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: September 3, 2015

Carter Xavier Allison

Carter Xavier Allison, 17, of 47 Willis Dr., Mill Hall, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Carter was born in State College on June 6, 1998, the son of Drs. Dwayne L. and Kathleen Glass Allison, whom survive in Mill Hall.

Carter was a current senior of Central Mountain High School.

He was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, Lock Haven.

Carter was an accomplished cross country and track and field athlete. He was an avid musician, playing the mandolin, violin and guitar. Carter enjoyed hanging out with his friends, playing Frisbee and online gaming, especially the games League of Legends and Super Smash Brothers.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Kelsey Anne Allison of Mill Hall; his maternal grandparents, Leo Glass of Portage and Christina Glass of Cresson; his paternal grandmother, Patricia Allison of Alexandria; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Donald “Cork” Allison.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, September 7, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 310 W. Water St., Lock Haven with Rev. Father Joseph Orr officiating.

Friends and family will be received on Sunday, September 6, 2015 from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc, 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

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

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

 

Posted: September 3, 2015




Margaret E. “Peg” Maggs

Margaret E. “Peg” Maggs, 91, of 515 Canal St., Flemington passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at her home with her family and friends.

Born on May 15, 1924 in Beech Creek, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Rachael A. Cashner Coffey.

Peg was married to William D. Maggs who preceded her in death on December 17, 2009.

She was employed by Sylvania and Armstrong.

Peg was a member of the Flemington United Methodist Church.

She was very close to her family, especially her nieces and nephews.

Surviving are two sons, John W. (Diane) Maggs of Beech Creek and James C. Maggs of Flemington; a daughter, Dottie L. (Michael) Bechdel of Flemington; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence M. “Sonny” Coffey; three sisters: Sara Dorothy Rupert, Rachael Nina Hale, and Lillian Jean Little; a grandson, Jared Maggs; and a son-in-law, Tommy Bauman.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Flemington United Methodist Church, 225 High St., Flemington with the Rev. Robert Pickering and Rev. Viola Tyson officiating. Burial will take place at Hayes-Fearon Cemetery, Beech Creek.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Flemington United Methodist Church or Gatehouse Hospice through the funeral home.

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

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

 

Posted: September 1, 2015

Aleda M. Sitler

Aleda M. Sitler, 88, of Williamsport entered the Gates of Heaven Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Rose View Center.

She was born May 28, 1927 in Jersey Shore, the daughter of William E. and Kathryn B. (Elsasser) Shirley.

Aleda was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church.

She was a 1945 graduate of Jersey Shore High School.

Aleda was an avid reader and was a member of Friends of the James V. Brown Library.
She is survived by three daughters, Karen (Jim) Stevenson of Cogan Station, Karla (Rusty Stull) Embick of Lock Haven, June (Randy) Hinds of Muncy; 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren.

Aleda was predeceased by Carl H. Sitler, a son in-law Charles E. Embick, Sr. and a granddaughter, Jennifer N. Hinds.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

A memorial service will be held 7 pm Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport with Pastor Ashley Rossi officiating. Family will receive friends from 6-7 pm.

 

Posted: September 1, 2015

Curtis Murray Poust

Curtis Murray Poust, 28, died unexpectedly Saturday, August 29, in Williamsport.

Born September 4, 1986 in Williamsport, he was a son of Raymond Poust and Gayle L. Burkholder.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sons, Gage, Austin, and Caleb Murray all of Jersey Shore; a step-mother, Danielle Poust; six sisters, Sarah (A.J. Rundio) Poust of Unityville, Bethann Burkholder of Hughesville, Breeann Burkholder of Hughesville, Beckahann Burkholder of Hughesville, Savannah Burkholder of Hughesville, Alivia Burkholder of Hughesville; a brother, Raymond Poust, Jr. of Unityville; Maternal Grandmother, Elsie Murray of Jersey Shore; Paternal Grandfather, Robert (Sanae) Poust of Sunbury; four uncles; one aunt; one niece; one nephew; and multiple cousins.

Curtis was preceded in death by two brothers, Aaron and Adam Poust; a Maternal Grandfather, Dale Murray; and his Paternal Grandmother, Joyce Moser.

In keeping with Curtis’ wishes, services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

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

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

 

Posted: September 3, 2015




Keith Patrick Richards

Keith Patrick Richards, 36 of Maryland passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at his residence.

He was born March 16, 1979 in Williamsport, the son of the late Edward Charles Shaffer III and Jean Marie (Smith) Shaffer.

Keith was an U.S. Air Force veteran serving during the Iraq War and spent an additional 6 years in the reserves. He deployed in 2002 to Pakistan to aid in Operation Enduring Freedom.

He was a graduate of Williamsport High school and received an Associate degree in Mechanical Electrical Engineering, Community College of the Air Force in 2006. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from National Louis University in 2008.

Keith was a Chief Engineer with CEEPCO Contracting in Maryland.

He loved Lions, riding his Harley and loud music.

Keith had a big personality larger than life and would brighten up the room just by walking in and becoming the life of the party.

Keith was a man of Christ. He also enjoyed writing poetry and watching the Miami Dolphins play.

He is survived by a daughter, Kada Elizabeth Richards; two sisters, Romaine (Seth) Noviello of Williamsport, Ashley (Alan) Richards of Loyalsock; two brothers, Andrew (Erica) Shaffer, Scott (Zoie) Shaffer both of Williamsport; four nieces, Desirae, Savanna, Anika, Addison; eight nephews, Nicholas, Donovan, Dawsyn, Jaxtyn, Scott, Jr., Aiden, Drake and Trenton.

He was also preceded in death by his grandparents Jack K. Smith and Helen M. “Honey” Smith.

In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital or a Veterans Association.

Relatives and friends are invited to Keith’s Life Celebration service 11 am Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

A visitation will be from 6-8 pm Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

 

Posted: September 1, 2015

George R. Myers Jr.

George R. Myers Jr. "Buck," 90, of Deltona, Fla., died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

George was born July 28, 1925, in Northumberland, a son of the late George R. and Mildred M. Bonnell Myers Sr.

George was a member of the Trout Run United Methodist Church and earlier in life was a member of the Heshbon United Methodist Church. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He had owned and operated the Twin Oaks Nursery, Trout Run and landscaped many homes in the Williamsport area. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and travelling.

George was a member of the Ivy and Blue lodge. He was a past treasurer and president of the Trout Run Volunteer Fire Co. and a Boy Scout leader for many years.

George is survived by a daughter, Janice C. Brink (Dwight Wall), of Daytona Beach, Fla.; stepson, Donald (Barb) Hoover Jr., of Williamsport; a granddaughter, Tami; seven stepgrandchildren, Vicki, Nicki, Jodi, Stacy, Rick, Donnie and Mindi; three great-grandchildren; 15 stepgrandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren; and his beloved companion, Paula P. Barr.

George was preceded in death by his wife, Helen J. McKee Myers; a son, George R. Myers III; a stepson, Richard H. Hoover; sister, Sarah McCollum; and two brothers, Donald and Melvin Myers.

He will be dearly missed by his loving family and many friends. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Trout Run United Methodist Church, 78 Creamery Road, Trout Run, officated by the Rev. Adam Miller. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11 a.m.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: September 1, 2015

Glenmar A. 'Pud' Beatty

Glenmar A. "Pud" Beatty, 86, of Jersey Shore passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Jan. 8, 1929, in Avis, a son of John Glen and Ruth (Kline) Beatty.

Pud was the husband of Gertrude "Trudy" (Lose) Beatty.

He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Pud retired in 1991 after 22 years with Jersey Shore Steel.

He was a member of the United Steelworkers Union No. 4707-03, Avis Fire Company and life member of the BPOE Elks No. 1057 and former Antlers Club.

Pud coached softball and played fast pitch. He was a Phillies, Penn State and Eagles fan.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Gertrude "Trudy"; two sons, Wayne G. (Carol) Beatty, of Jersey Shore, James D. (Cindy) Beatty, of Cogan Station; a daughter, Glenda J. (Ed) Nelson, of Rauchtown; four grandchildren, Scott G. Nelson, Amy J. Wall, Tyler Beatty and Jocelyn Rockwell; six great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

Pud was predeceased by a brother, Carl Beatty and two sisters, Mary Ellen Bartley and Harriett McConnell.

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

The family suggests all condolences be mailed to Trudy.

In keeping with Pud’s wishes services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are being handled by the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore.

 

Posted: September 1, 2015




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