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Obituaries ~ September 2016
 



Joseph D. DiMassimo

Joseph D. DiMassimo ,63, of 14115 South State Route 44, Allenwood,Pa. died September 29, 2016 peacefully at home.

He was born in Williamsport , the son of John and Betty Dewald DiMassimo. Joseph brought joy to everyone he met.

He enjoyed playing the harmonica, eating pudding, playing with blocks, and watching the Andy Griffith Show and John Wayne on Television.

He is survived by sisters Dolly (David) Sampson of this city, Shirley Kelly of Harrisburg and brother Americo (Karen) DiMassimo of Sunbury. He is survived by his nephew Christopher Thomas and his wife Tammy, with whom he resided. Also surviving are lots of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, brothers John, Melvin and Marvin and a sister Sandra Wingo.

Graveside services will be held in Wildwood Cemetery on Tuesday October 4, 2016 at 11am with the Rev. Roger Betterley officiating.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: September 30, 2016

Mildred M. Raudabaugh

Mildred M. Raudabaugh, 52, of Loganton, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at her home.

Born Dec. 27, 1963 in Williamsport, she was a daughter to Clarence Fox and the former Elizabeth Bastain.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tiffanie M. Saar.

Mildred was a former employee at Buckeye Pretzels and Shop Vac. She enjoyed crocheting, spending time with her family, and was a member of the Jersey Shore Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Surviving are her loving husband, Joey A. Raudabaugh, they were united in marriage February 21, 2003; a son, Timothy M. (Michelle) Fox of Lock Haven; three daughters, Crystal L. (Woodrow) Snook of Loganton, Melissa J. (Eric) Blesh of Loganton, and Nichole J. Raudabaugh of Lock Haven; 9 grandchildren; two brothers, Christopher (Tiffany) Alberico of Williamsport and George (Deb) Fox of Picture Rocks; and three sisters, Rebecca (Lawrence) Weaver of Trout Run, Tamara Fox of Philadelphia, and Kathleen (Dave) Welch of Bradford.

Mildred’s service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 325 Thomas St., Jersey Shore.

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

www.WelkerFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: September 30, 2016

John Antrim Crossley

John Antrim Crossley, 89, of Williamsport died Thursday September 29, 2016 at the Williamsport Home, surrounded by his family.

John was born October 24, 1926, in Williamsport a son of the late Ellery and Lois (Antrim) Crossley. September 1, 1951, he married Joyce Beverly Lusk, who is also a resident of the Williamsport Home.

John was a member of Newberry Church of Christ. He graduated from Williamsport Area High School and was an Army veteran. His military service included time spent in post-war Japan as a guard at Sugamo Prison (Tokyo). He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union, a thirty plus year machinist at the Bethlehem Steel Wire Rope Plant in Williamsport.

He was a member of the American Legion (Royal P. Steinbacher) Post 617, the VFW (Leroy O. Buck) Post 7863 and a past member of the Moose Lodge. When he was healthy he enjoyed his twice daily walks through Newberry with his pet dog, Jake, summer baseball games and Penn State football. John served as a volunteer at both the Newberry Little League and West End Babe Ruth League where for many years he was the umpire-in-chief, and where his sons and grandsons played. He enjoyed vacations in Texas, sailing and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife of 65 years, John is survived by his twin brother, Ellery, South Williamsport; two daughters, Lois (Bradley) Hicks, Williamsport and Lu (Dick) Fair, Milton, DE, three sons, John (Anita), Houston, TX, Ellery, Lewisville, TX and Benjamin (Lydia), Mesquite, TX; eight grandchildren, Lucas (Candice), John-Michael, Laura Marie, Jamie Blaine, Carly Jo (Eric), Kelli (Bryan), Missy (Dale) and Dana (Sherry); 13 great-grandchildren, Alana, Alex, Bennett, Neal, Jamison, Jade, Adrianna, Leah, Nevaeh, Maleek, Kaleigh, SheaLyn and William.

John was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Ben, a sister, Virginia Black and a great-grandson, Isaac Henry Singer.

A funeral to honor the life of John will be held at 7:00 pm, Monday in the Newberry Church of Christ, 822 Diamond St., Williamsport by Pastor Ron Savits. The family will receive friends Monday at the church from 5 to 7 pm. A private burial will be held at the Trout Run Cemetery.

Family will provide flowers, In lieu of memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Ave Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 30, 2016




Sharon L. Spring

Sharon L. Spring, 69, of Muncy, died Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Watsontown Health & Rehab Center.

Born January 16, 1947 in Danville, she was a daughter of the late Joseph R. and Shirley (Kindt) Lawton. She married the late Floyd J. Spring, who preceded her in death on August 3, 1998.

Sharon retired from PP&L, she had also worked at Sears, Toys R Us, and A.C. Moore. She was a patriot, and was very proud of the military, having two grandchildren who served our nation. Sharon was a member of the American Legion, VFW and volunteered at the senior center delivering meals on wheels.

She enjoyed dancing, going to Yankees and Crosscutters baseball games with her grandsons, watching wildlife out her kitchen window, western movies, fishing, antique cars and tractors, teddy bears, and traveling. Sharon had planned to RV with her lifelong friend Cheryl and her husband.

She is survived by a daughter, Christina J. Kepner of Muncy, a son, Darrel Leemen Spring of Muncy; three sisters, Sandra Whispell of Millville, Royce Surak of Elysburg, and Janis Creveling of Nashville, TN; two brothers, Randall Lawton of Mifflinville and Jeffrey Lawton of Bloomsburg; four grandchildren, Justin Green, Jackie Sullivan, Matthew Spring, and Dalton Spring; and seven Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11a.m. Monday, October 3 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Shawn McNett officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: September 29, 2016

Barry W. Robinson

Barry W. Robinson, 73, of Cogan Station, passed away with family by his side on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. Barry was married to the former MaryAnn Manciocchi and together they shared 53 years of marriage with one another.

Born April 3, 1943 in Williamsport, he was a son of Paul and Eleanor (Edler) Robinson. A graduate of Williamsport High School Class of 1961 Barry began his career as a carpenter and later retired as an electrician from IBEW 812.

Barry was a member of the Poor Shot Hunting Club. He enjoyed hunting, vegetable gardening traveling and building things out of wood. Barry was a member of Bethel Linden Presbyterian Church. Barry enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, attending any event they were involved in. He was a very quiet, but wise man who was always willing to help anyone. He was loved and respected by everyone who knew him and will be sadly missed.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five children; Nannette (Jesse) Shoup of Cogan House, Nadine (Arnold) Wingrove of Williamsport, Barry (Kim) Robinson II of Williamsport, Blake (Beth) Robinson of Liberty, Nicole (Robert) Whitford of Trout Run; eleven grandchildren: Colissa (Nate) Booth, Kellen Moore, Briana (Chris), Tanner and Maggie Wingrove, Cole, Nolan, and Jessica Robinson, Haley, Jenna and Evan Whitford; 1 great granddaughter: Piper Booth; a sister: Jean (Richard) Weigel of Turbotville; three brothers: James (Sally) Robinson of Williamsport, Wayne (Carol) Robinson of Linden, and C. Fred (Cindy) Robinson of AZ.

A visitation will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 2, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street Williamsport. A funeral service to honor the life of Barry will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Lisa Dabney, officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Barry’s name to: The Gatehouse, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation 1001 Grampian Boulevard Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 29, 2016

Kathryn M. Bower

Kathryn M. Bower, 96, of Williamsport, died Friday, September 30, 2016, at Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Bernard J. Bower, Sr. on February 8, 2007.

Born August 2, 1920, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mamie Hunter.

Kathryn was a member of Memorial Baptist Church. She worked for many years at the former GTE Sylvania.

Surviving are two sons, Bernard J. Bower, Jr., of Williamsport and Donald F. (Marianne) Bower, of Charleston, S.C.; a daughter, Barbara K. (Larry) Emig, of Williamsport, a sister, Betty (Donald) Fullmer, of Muncy; four grandchildren, Vicki (Todd) Harding, of Cogan Station, Brent (Amanda) Emig, of Hughesville, Yvette (Tom) Graver, of Loyalsock, and Lisa Bower, of Jersey Shore; and four great-grandchildren, Alara and Maibren Emig, and Collin and Alyssa Graver.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her four brothers, Donald, Norman, Glenn, and Carl Hunter.

A graveside service to honor the life of Kathryn will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday October 5 in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery, with the Rev. Timothy R. Kinney, Sr. officiating.

The family of Kathryn would like to thank the staff of Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for their dedication and loving care over the last eight years.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: September 30, 2016




Marion I. Yearick

Marion I. Yearick, 85, a resident of Susque View Home, Lock Haven, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Born on May 13, 1931, she was daughter of the late Hattie Shope.

Marion enjoyed sewing and growing plants. She also loved animals.

Marion was known to be a “social butterfly.”

Surviving are five children: John, Kim, Tim, Diane, and Deanna; two half-brothers, Dennis and Robert; three half-sisters, Elsie, Lillian, and Darlene; many grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

A funeral service will take place on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 3 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Pastor Frank Harpster officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made in Marion’s name to Susque View Home, 22 Cree Dr., Lock Haven, Pa 17745.

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

 

Posted: September 29, 2016

Doris E. Thomas

Doris E. Thomas, 78, of State College, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Rolling Hills Manor, Millmont. Born December 20, 1937 in Woodward, she was a daughter of the late William J. and Miriam L. (Way) Winkelblech.

Doris grew up on the family farm in Woodward and enjoyed family farm life. She graduated from Penns Valley High School. Doris completed the nursing program at Williamsport School of Nursing and later earned a graduate degree in nursing from Penn State. She loved nursing, working in the operating room at the following hospitals: Williamsport, Temple University, Muncy Valley and Mt. Nittany.

Surviving are a daughter, Karen Brown of Bellefonte; a son, Ken Thomas of Hughesville; a brother, Bill Winkelblech of Woodward; a sister, Wava Ishler of Manheim; three grandchildren, and a family friend, Connie Rishel of Millheim.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 30, at the Salem Lutheran Church, Aaronsburg, with the Rev. Frank E. Harpster, III officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

The family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions to www.nationalmssociety.org.

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 29, 2016

Dan C. Kahler

Dan C. Kahler, 61, of 142 Losch Lane, Jersey Shore passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 at home with his daughter by his side.

He was born on August 25, 1955 in Muncy and was the son of Charles and Patricia Divel Kahler. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Kahler.

He was a 1973 graduate of Muncy High School and a graduate of Susquehanna University. Dan served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force, having served in Spain and Maine. He was employed by several accounting firms over the years, as well as Jersey Shore Hospital as a CPA before becoming self-employed. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montoursville. Dan was a former member of Montoursville Lions Club.

He is survived by his mother, Patricia Kahler, a son, Craig (Valeria) Kahler of Italy; one daughter, Carmen (Paul) Allvord of Trout Run; one brother, Dale (Debbie) Kahler of Pennsdale; one sister, Phyllis (Clair) Snyder of Montoursville, two grandchildren, Zachary and Gavin Allvord, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Dan was a devoted father and grandfather who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family. He was known as “Pop Pop” to his grandsons, as well as extended family and friends and will be greatly missed by many.

Services will be at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montoursville on Saturday, October 1. Friends and Family may pay their respects starting at 10:30 AM, followed by mass at 11:00. A private burial will be held in Muncy Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Dan’s name be made to Diakon Family Life Services, 435 W. 4th St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: September 29, 2016




Jesse R. Houseknecht

Jesse R. Houseknecht, 95, of Muncy, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at his home.

He was born August 23, 1921, on the family farm in Moreland Township, a son of the late Harry M. and Mayme G. Starr Houseknecht. His wife of 63 years, the former Lois “Jean” Rider, preceded him in death on June 30, 2015.

Jesse attended the Eight Square School through the eighth grade. After finishing school, he continued working the family farm with his father, as-well-as providing custom farming for several other local farmers. His love for the land was very apparent, and ironically, he was born on the family farm, dedicated his entire life to the farm, and died on the farm, just as he had hoped.

Jesse was employed at the former International Furniture company for seven years, and Moreland Township for several years. He was a very talented individual and would take the opportunity to repurpose nearly anything. Jesse was an active member of the Moreland Baptist Church where he served as church clerk, trustee, and taught Sunday school. He also served as past secretary for the Lycoming County Farm Service Agency Board.

Surviving are three sons, Galen R. (Judy) Houseknecht of Hughesville, Gerald L. (Leigh) Houseknecht of Muncy, and Gregory L. (Laurie) Houseknecht of Hughesville; a daughter, Ann L. (Tom) Parr of Orangeville; four grandchildren, Jesse “Sean” Houseknecht, Rachel Houseknecht Anderson, Tyler Houseknecht, and Jared Houseknecht; four step-grandchildren, Sonya, Shane, Stacey, and Stacey Ann; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Jesse was preceded in death by a grandson, Marc Houseknecht.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, September 29, at the Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., Muncy, with the Rev. Robert Ingraham officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., Muncy, PA 17756.

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

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

 

Posted: September 28, 2016

Ronald Alva Whaley

Ronald Alva Whaley is the seventh of eight children, born to the late Shellie and Jalanie (Daniels) Whaley, on November 24, 1931 A.D. in Williamsport. He departed this life on Saturday, September 24, 2016 A.D., at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital, with his family at his bedside. He was 84 years old. He was affectionately known as “Herc” or “Uncle Hercie.”

Herc was baptized in Shiloh Baptist Church, where his father was the Chairman of the Deacon Board.

Herc was educated in the Williamsport School system. He earned nine “letters” while participating in football, basketball, and track and field teams. He graduated in 1951.

In June of 1951, Herc entered the U.S. Air Force and served four years during the Korean War, and received an honorable discharge.

On December 3, 1955 A.D., Herc married the former J. Marlyne Porter. From their union they have two children. They enjoyed 60 plus years of matrimony until his death.

Herc worked for the City of Williamsport’s Fire Department for 30 years, from 1960-1991. He has been retired for 24 years.

In 1955, Herc joined the I.B.P. Order of Elks, of the World, at the Edgar A. Still Lodge #207 , in Williamsport. He served as the House Committee Chairman for 18 consecutive years. He was a member of the Park Avenue Sports Club and the bowling team. He was made a life member of his lodge in 2005. He also was a member of the Past Exalted Ruler’s Council #6, of Central, PA. He received his Past State Presidents’ Honors in 1985. He and his wife received the Karen Wilson Award for “Outstanding Fraternal Dedication” at the 1991 Pennsylvania State Association IBPOEW Convention held in Williamsport.

Herc was an avid bowler and all around sports fan. He was a beloved Pittsburgh Steelers fan and the greatest fan of Tiger Woods. In 1993, Herc was voted into the Bethune-Douglass Community Center's "Sports Hall of Fame." In 2006, Herc was voted into the West Branch Valley Chapter, “Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.”

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Harris and five brothers, Howard, Melvin, Malcolm, Laverne, and George.

Herc leaves to honor his memory: his wife, J. Marlyne Whaley, his son, Ronald Brian (Laverne) Whaley, his daughter, Kimberly I. Riles, all of Williamsport, four grandchildren, SSC Ronald C. Riles, of Fort Bragg, NC, Jaimie M. Whaley, of Fayetteville, NC, Donald V. Riles, Jr., and Anitrea C. “Nea” Riles, all of Williamsport, three great-grandchildren, Mackenzye N. Riles, Donald V. Riles, III, both of Williamsport, and Hope E. Deming-Riles, of Mansfield, three Goddaughters, Chalise Anderson-Chauncey, of Braddock, Cheree Adams-Slater and niece, Andrea Hart-Williams, both of Williamsport, a sister, Gertrude Todd, a sister-in-law, Inez Stanton, a brother-in-law, Vernon “Mickey” Porter, all of Williamsport, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A funeral service to honor the life of Herc will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, October 1 at First United Methodist Church, 2 Ross St., Williamsport with the Rev. Matthew Lake officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park with graveside military honors. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: September 28, 2016


Matilda V. “Tillie” Seyler

Matilda V. “Tillie” Seyler, 90, formerly of Loganton and a resident of Manor Care, Jersey Shore, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

Born September 20, 1926 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Naomi Kissell Morgen.

She was married to Wilbur L. Seyler who preceded her in death in 1975.

Tillie was employed by Bloomsburg Mills and later by West Pharmaceutical, Jersey Shore until her retirement.

Surviving is her daughter and son-in-law, Naomi E. and William Miller, Jr. of Loganton; two grandchildren, William A. Miller, III and Jodie (James) Bressler; two great grandchildren, Justine and Jessica Bressler; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Edwards and two sisters, Euphema Strunk and Ella Myers.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 1 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with the Rev. Paul Dettmer officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 12 noon until the time of the service.

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

 

Posted: September 29, 2016




Sarah B. Frantz

Sarah B. Frantz, 82, of 5650 Northway Rd., Cogan Station, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 at home.

Sarah and her husband Carl L. Frantz celebrated their 59 wedding anniversary on September 7.

She was born on July 30, 1934 in Williamsport and was the daughter of Frank and Evelyn Green Lucas.

Sarah was a 1952 graduate of Montoursville High School. She retired from Grit Publishing Company in customer service. Sarah was a member of Ladies Auxiliary Post #1 and the YMCA bowling league. Most of all she enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she is survived by her son, Raymond (Diane) L. Frantz, Cogan Station, grandchildren, Amie, Tanya and Blake; great grandchildren, Cierra, Wasam, Zavien, and Leyla.

A grave side service will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

 

Posted: September 27, 2016

Arlene M. Stancati

Arlene M. Stancati, 81, of Hughesville, and formerly of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ went to be with her Lord Monday, September 26, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was born May 16, 1935 in Forksville, PA a daughter of Robert L. and Madalene Morter Evans.

Arlene was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Montoursville and was a graduate of Loyalsock Joint High School in Estella. She was a graduate of Penn State University and then received her Master’s degree from Hudson College after which she taught kindergarten in the Gilmore School in the Union City School District, NJ. where she retired from.

Arlene was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Angelo J. Stancati, sister, Sharon McCormack and niece Renee Evans.

She is survived by her brother, Robert L. (Myra) Evans of Oxford, OH; sisters, Joy E. (Pete) Fiester of Montoursville, Vickie L. Evans of Hughesville, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Faith United Methodist Church, 700 Fairview Dr. Montoursville with the Rev. Rusty Wolfinger officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday evening from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville.

 

Posted: September 27, 2016

John H. Knott

John H. Knott, 68, of Avis passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born on November 28, 1947, he was the son of the late John and Betty Heverly Knott.

Surviving is his sister, Pamela Knott of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

A graveside service will take place on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11 A.M. at Romola Christian Cemetery, Romola.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061.

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 27, 2016




Marguerite G. (Entz) Noviello

Marguerite G. (Entz) Noviello, 92, of Williamsport, died on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at The Gatehouse.

She was born on July 18, 1924 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Oliver and Pearl (Hauke) Entz.

Marguerite was married to the late Dominic A. Noviello who had died in 1991.

She had worked as a Rental Agent for General LaFayette Apartments in Easton, had attended St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Williamsport and enjoyed singing, music and baseball; especially Little League and the New York Yankees. Marguerite had volunteered for the USO during WWII and sang at the USO Clubs in New York and also volunteered for the Lycoming County branch of the American Cancer Society.

Marguerite is survived by three sons; John, Donald (Paulette) and Mike, one daughter; Jane, 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The family will celebrate her life from 2 – 4 p.m. Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Michael Ross Event Center at the Trade & Transit 2 Centre West Third Street, Williamsport.

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or to Susquehanna Health Foundation, marked The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: September 27, 2016

Sharon L. Burget

On September 25, 2016 Sharon L. Burget entered the light and climbed the stairway to heaven directly through the Gatehouse to be greeted by the Holy One and the multitude of Angels. She was welcomed home by family members including her father, Paul E. Shadle, who traveled the journey in past years. She made the walk across the Rainbow Bridge to once again join the 7 loved pets that gave her unconditional love that she captured in her heart.

She enjoyed creating and decorating her country style home along with taking care of her court yard loaded with many beautiful flowers. Accompanied by a natural landscaping talent, her passion to make sure God’s other creations were important to her. She also took pride in feeding and putting up multiple bird houses and hummingbird feeders.

She enjoyed sitting on the porch and sipping on her coffee, just taking in the view of the simple things in life.

Sharon was a strong willed person with a desire to live a life of caring, expressing love and helping to make the world a better place. Sadly, and unexpectantly she was challenged with fighting two cancers for over a year. Throughout this time she continued to be the loving person, always concerned about others. She had much appreciation and love for the many people offering acts of kindness and prayers to her and her family. She always wanted each of them to know how much she believes that love truly does go full circle.

Goodbye is always hard to say! Sharon leaves a legacy of “love and caring” that will be always be remembered by family and friends. “It is not the years in your life that count, it is the life in your years!” (author Abraham Lincoln) Sharon’s life stood out like the North Star on a clear night!
Sharon was born on October 28, 1950 and graduated with her husband, William (Bill) Burget, from Williamsport Area High School in 1969.

Surviving in addition to her husband Bill, are her two sons, Marc and his wife Christina Searfoss Burget and their daughter Annabelle of Jacksonville, Fl. and Jeffrey and his wife Jennifer Yerke Burget and his children Sydney and Mason along with her children Monica, Veronica, and Erica; her mother, June M. Shadle , of Montoursville; her brother, Mark Shadle, of Peach Tree, Ga.; Margaret Reasner, her best friend and known to her as “just like a sister” of Williamsport as well as Debbie Bair Carpenter her maid of honor at her wedding on October 30, 1971 who lives in Jersey Shore; and Max and Sam (her loved tiger cats) that stayed by her side with unconditional love as they sensed her medical situation.

Family will announce a Celebration of Life, open to the public, to be held at Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine Street, later in October.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: September 27, 2016

Willie Ann “Wink” Crowe

Willie Ann “Wink” Crowe, 46, of Williamsport, died Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Williamsport Hospital.

Born June 12, 1970 in Williamsport, Willie was a 1987 graduate of Williamsport High School, and attended Penn College in the Physician’s Assistant program. She had worked as the manager of Jackson-Hewitt for 5 years. Willie loved spending time with her family and had a passion for helping others.

Surviving are her husband of 17 years Donald R. Crowe, mother Linda K. Michaels-Yoder (Glen), father Wayne Reynolds, step-father Joseph Mauro, two children Gary R. Douty, III (Tif), and Whitney A. Douty (Marr), three grandchildren Mya, Kenyon, and Karmello, three brothers, Richard F. Shank(Billie Jo), Scott Reynolds and Joel Reynolds; sister, Angelica M. Mauro (Joshua), grandmother Jean Michaels, grandfather William Reynolds (Nancy) and granddogs Blaze and Bailey.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, September 29 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport, a memorial service will follow at 8 p.m.

Donations in Wilie’s name may be made to Knight-Confer Funeral Home to assist the family with expenses.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: September 27, 2016




Beverly L. Gottschall

Beverly L. Gottschall, 87, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016, at the Williamsport Home where she had resided since July. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood E. Gottschall Sr., to whom she was married for 57 years.

Born December 21, 1928, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Charles C. and Ora F. (Meadows) Greninger.

Beverly was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Montoursville and South Williamsport Senior Citizens. She loved to dance.

Surviving are a son Elwood E. "Corky" Gottschall Jr. and wife Susan of North Carolina; two daughters, Yvonne L. Marchioni and husband Phil of Montoursville and Susan L. Poole of Shreveport, Louisiana; nine grandchildren, Phillip J. Marchioni and wife Laurie of Montoursville, Corina Kutney and husband Mike of Montoursville, Elliott J. Marchioni and wife Lindsey of North Carolina, Ryan M. Gottschall of South Williamsport, Jason S. Gottschall of South Williamsport, Craig J. Gottschall and fiancé Linsey of Paoili, Christina M. Poole of Bossier City, La., Eric D. Poole and wife Ronna of Rapid City, S.D., and Kevin L. Poole of Shreveport, La.; and eight great-grandchildren, Alexis Marchioni, Alaina Marchioni, Allyse Marchioni, Vincent Marchioni, Nolan Kutney, Nila Kutney, Nicholas J. Gottschall and Eli D. Poole.

She is also survived by one brother, Eugene Greninger and wife Sharon of Montgomery, one niece, Suzanne Farr of Williamsport, and two half-brothers.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.

A graveside service to honor the life of Beverly will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 27 in Montoursville Cemetery with the Pastor Rusty Wolfinger officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Beverly’s name to Faith United Methodist Church, 700 Fairview Drive, Montoursville, PA 17754.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Williamsport.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: September 23, 2016

Elmer L. Weigle

Our Dad, Elmer L. Weigle, left this world on Thursday, September 22, 2016.

Born April 15, 1921, to William and Anna Weigle, one of thirteen children, Dad grew up on the family farm on Beauty’s Run Road. He remained a farm boy at heart, his entire life and took great pleasure into his and other people’s gardens.

Elmer retired from the former Ray-O-Vac factory when he was in his early sixties. This gave Dad more time for one of his favorite pastimes, cards. Dad never met a card game he didn’t like, especially poker and gin rummy. He especially liked winning money from his children and his grandchildren. At age 90, Dad was still picking strawberries and boasted that he picked 190 quarts. Dad was incredibly sharp and had a fantastic memory, and told some great stories.

Besides his parents, and eleven of his siblings, Dad was predeceased in death by our mother, the former Bernadine Lins. Our mom and dad celebrated 62 years of marriage prior to her passing on October 23, 2007.

Dad is survived by his four daughters, Linda Weigle Heller(Barry), Sharon Weigle Bruno (Richard), Nanette Weigle Bixel (Kenneth), and Debra Weigle Kuntz (Frederick). Dad was blessed with 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Elmer is also survived by a brother, Isaac R. Weigle of Tuscon, AZ and numerous nieces and nephews.

A remembrance of Elmer will be held from 11:00am to 3:00pm Saturday October 1, 2016 at The Old Corner Hotel (Restaurant), 328 Court St, Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Make a Wish Foundation, 707 Grant St. 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1938.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 26, 2016

Christopher B. “Bubba” Stiger

Christopher B. “Bubba” Stiger, 37, of Picture Rocks, died Thursday, September 22, 2016 at home.

Born February 8, 1979 in Muncy, he is the son of Keith W. Stiger of Hughesville, and Judith A. (Bryan) Gordner of Muncy.

He was employed as a cook at Friendly's Restaurant for several years. Christopher had a passion for video games, and was an avid New York Giants and Mets fan. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and his grandmother's adopted cat, Uncle Strayer.

Surviving is his father, Keith W. (Sara L. Dodge) Stiger of Hughesville; his mother, Judith A. (Thomas) Gordner of Muncy; a brother, Gabriel B. Stiger of Picture Rocks; step brothers, Matthew N. (Rebekah) Gordner of Muncy, Gregory D. Converse of Hughesville; step sisters, Kelly E. (Timothy) Miller of White Deer, and Jacqueline M. (Steven) Daye of Hughesville.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Christopher’s name to Son-Light House, 130 Carpenter Street, Muncy, PA 17756, or to Picture Rocks Baptist Church, 50 Elm Street, Picture Rocks, PA 17762.

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

 

Posted: September 26, 2016




Emma L. Caputo

Emma L. Caputo, 88, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in Springfield, Missouri, surrounded by her family.

Born May 5, 1928 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Harry and Grace (Houser) Bailey.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years Kenneth “Buddy” Caputo, Sr. on June 28, 2006, and a sister Ethel Fike.

She retired from Wundies and was a member of Oak Grove Alliance Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, baking, going to yard sales and bingo. Her lifetime service was to God, family, and friends.

Surviving are six children Susan M. Hamilton (Joe) of Cogan Station, Kenneth Caputo, Jr. (Mary Ann) of Bloomsburg, David L. Caputo (Kathleen) of Williamsport, Tammy L. Warner (Dan) of Ozark, MO, Terry E. Caputo (Vanessa) of Omaha, Ark., and Steven M. Caputo (Christina) of Montoursville, 15 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren, a sister Mary Lou Jenks, and a brother James Bailey (Loretta).

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Sanders Mortuary. A funeral service to honor the life of Emma will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 26 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. Burial will be held in Montoursville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Emma’s name may be made to Oak Grove Alliance Church, 1680 Fox Hollow Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 22, 2016

Elwood L. Myers

Elwood L. Myers, 92 of Jersey Shore, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Elwood was born August 3, 1924 in Jersey Shore; he was the son of Elmer and Ellen (Bloom) Myers. He graduated high school in Albany, New York. Elwood married June D. (Krape) on June 1, 1947 they were married for 48 years before her passing on June 14, 1995.

Elwood was in the U.S. Army and served in World War II receiving many awards that included 5 Bronze Stars. He was a plumber and worked for Piper Plumbing for 26 years, until he retired in 1986. He was a member of the Phelps Chapel Church. Elwood was a member of the NRA and he loved to hunt and fish. He also had a passion for gardening.

Elwood leaves behind two daughters; Sherry (Ralph) Dershem, of Antes Fort and Cindy (John) Noltee of McElhattan; 2 granddaughters; Laurie Frantz and Shanna Berry; 7 great grandchildren and one brother Dwayne (Delores)

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10 am with a public visitation beginning at 9 am at Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., 1002 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore, with Pastor Joseph H. Wells officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow at the Jersey Shore Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Phelps Chapel Church, 68 Phelps Chapel Road, Jersey Shore.

You can pay your condolences to the family at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: September 22, 2016

Brian Lane Mauck

Brian Lane Mauck, 53, of 181 Main St., Blanchard, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at his home.

He was born in Lock Haven on August 22, 1963, the son of Robert Mauck of Sebring, FL and Carol McCauley of Florala, AL.

Brian attended Lock Haven High School.

On January 28, 1991 in Rawlins, CO he married the former Sharla Lee Williams, who survives in Blanchard.

He was employed as a Forklift Driver at First Quality Products.

Brian was a talented artist; enjoying music, writing, drawing, woodworking and working on his Ford Mustang. One of his proud accomplishments was authoring his own novel entitled “Shawdowghast”, which is self-published on Amazon.

In addition to his parents and wife, Brian is survived by two sons, Torrin Blaze (Courtney) Mauck of Marquette, MI and Thairan Blade Mauck of Blanchard; a daughter, Stormie Brooke (Ryan Strope) Mauck of Blanchard; three brothers, Kevin of Butler, TN, Ean (Melanie) of Montgomery and Sean of Kentucky; a sister, Joy Mauck of Weidman, MI; PaPa’s special granddaughter, Emma Lee Strope; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon from noon until the time of the service.

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

 

Posted: September 23, 2016




Lois W. Smith

Lois W. Smith, 84, of Williamsport, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at her daughter’s home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, John T. Smith.

Born July 14, 1932, in Spring Mills, she was a daughter of the late Reuel B. and Margaret A. (Swartz) Shaffer.
She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church. Lois and her husband John were the owner and operators of Smith’s Donut Shop. She later worked part-time at Weis’ on Lycoming Creek Road. She enjoyed playing solitaire on her iPad and gardening. Most of all Lois loved and cherished being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to the Smith clan.

Surviving are three sons, David T. Smith (Debra), of South Williamsport, Stephen B. Smith (Lorna), of Williamsport, Dennis S. Smith (Sherry Bischof), of Williamsport; three daughters, Frances J. Bennett, of Williamsport, Cynthia L. George (Rickey), of Montoursville, and Susan K. Prindle (Gary), of Williamsport; 11 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and a sister, Janet Denny, of South Williamsport.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and James Shaffer, and a sister, Betty Metzger.

A funeral service to honor the life of Lois will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with Chaplain Rebecca A. Logan officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Lois’ name to Williamsport Dialysis’s Clinic, 1660 Sycamore Road, # B, Montoursville, PA 17754.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: September 20, 2016

Henrietta Henninger Tyson

Henrietta Henninger Tyson, 94, died on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at Valley View Nursing Center, Williamsport. She was born in Allentown on St. Patrick’s Day, 1922, to The Honorable James F. Henninger and Grace (Wagner) Henninger.

Henrietta graduated from Allentown High School and Duke University before moving to Williamsport. She worked first as a homemaker and later as a teacher’s aide for the Loyalsock Township School District. She was a long-time member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Williamsport and served for many years in its Stephen Ministry program.

Henrietta was also a member of the Amity Club and enjoyed circles of friends with whom she played pinochle and celebrated birthdays. She was predeceased by her brother, Milton and husband, John L. "Jack" Tyson.

Henrietta is survived by sister, Catherine Lemme; children, Jeffrey Ulman, James Ulman and wife Betsy, Lewis Ulman and wife Pat and Nancy Heller and husband Tom; stepchildren, Jack Tyson and wife Cecilia, and Linda McGriff and husband Mike; and much-loved grandchildren.

The family will greet friends on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, with a brief service following the visitation, the Rev. Kenneth Elkin officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Henrietta’s name to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

 

Posted: September 21, 2016

Joseph Warren "Joe" Zuber Jr. II

On Sept. 19, 2016, at 12:50 a.m. Joseph Warren Zuber Jr. II, "Joe," went to meet his Savior surrounded by family at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, after bravely battling an extended illness. He was 64.

Joe was born the son of Joseph and Anna Mae Zuber, who preceded him in death, in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Maureen "Rene" Zuber, of this city, and nine children, Tony, Brett, Kelly, Bill, Lance, Bobby, Susan, Heather and Kenny, of Montgomery, Linden and Williamsport, respectively. Joe is proud to be survived by 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Joe was preceded in death by his brother, Butch Zuber, of this city and is also survived by four sisters, Christine Colegrobe, of this city, Jean DeWitt, of Stroudsburg, Carlotta Pfirman, of Hughesville, Helen Zuber, of this city, and his loving niece, Margaret Bourgeois, of Port Charlotte, Fla.

Joe proudly served in the U.S. Army where he rose to the rank of Sergeant before being honorably discharged. Joe also spent over 20 years working for the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier. Joe was a member of God’s Will Church. Joe had several passions in his life: his faith, his wife Rene, his children, his family and friends, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New York Yankees and fishing.

Services will be held at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport. A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 and funeral will be Friday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. followed by a graveside service including full military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming at Twin Hills Cemetery in Muncy. The family invites family and friends to a gathering following the committal service at The Moose Lodge No. 145 Family Center, 1219 W. Southern Ave., South Williamsport.

Revelation 21:4, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: September 21, 2016




Dolores M. Reidy

Dolores M. Reidy, 83 of Williamsport, died Saturday September 17, 2016 at Rose View Center.

Born November 27, 1932 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Dorothy (Greensweight) Drabic. She was also predeceased in death by two brothers Thomas R. Drabic Jr., and Richard A. Drabic, and a sister Mary I. Hampton.

Dolores retired from American Standard Apparel and Equinox. She was a member of Women of the Moose Lodge #384 and a lifetime member of Arnot Sportsmans Club. She enjoyed bowling and dancing.

Surviving are a son Carl E. Reidy, Jr. (DawnMarie) of Williamsport, four grandchildren, four great grandchildren two sisters Dorothy (Rick) Martin of Chemung, N.Y., Linda (Bob) Appleby of Elmira, N.Y., and several nieces nephews.

In keeping with the family’s wishes a celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 20, 2016

Charles David Gilmore, III

Charles David Gilmore, III, 69, of 1024 Mackeyville Rd., Mill Hall, died on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at his home.

Born March 27, 1947 in Lock Haven Hospital, he was the son of the late C. David Gilmore, Jr. and Sara Gilmore Gehret, who survives.

On August 17, 1969 he married his high school sweetheart, Donna Overdorf, who survives.

Dave was a graduate of the former Bald Eagle Nittany High School and a 1969 graduate of Lock Haven University, obtaining a Bachelor Degree of Science in Education.

He taught science courses at Curtin Junior High School in Williamsport and at the former Bald Eagle Nittany High School, retiring from Central Mountain Middle School with a combined 40 years of teaching and coaching. His passions were coaching, football, kayaking, fishing and his beautiful grandson and loving family.

Dave was an active member and treasurer of Mill Hall Kiwanis, a board member and treasurer of Cedar Hill Cemetery and served on the Planning Commission in Lamar Township.

In addition to his mother, Sara, and wife of 47 years, Donna, he is survived by two sons, David of Marina Del Rey, CA and Bradley (Jenn) and grandson, Brayden, of Etters, Pa; two loving sisters, Gail (Charlie) Gephart of Mill Hall and Terry (John) Kriner of Smethport; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of the Life of Dave Gilmore will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Haywoods on the Green, 43 Fairway View Dr., Mill Hall, Pa 17751.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cedar Hill Cemetery Association, c/o Denny Mann, 29 Stable Lane, Mill Hall, Pa 17751.

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

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

 

Posted: September 20, 2016

Christopher M. Brown

Christopher M. Brown, 30, of Lock Haven passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Lock Haven Hospital.

Born on March 17, 1986 in Lock Haven, he was the son of Michael Caprio and Dottie Brown.

Christopher was a 2004 graduate of Central Mountain High School.

He was previously employed by Truck-Lite, the Clinton County Conservation District, and Sesco.

Christopher collected baseball and football cards and enjoyed rooting for his favorite sports team, the New York Yankees.

He also liked spending time fishing and hiking.

Surviving is his father, Michael Caprio of Mill Hall; his mother, Dottie Brown (Craig Colocino) of Lock Haven; his paternal grandparents, Michael Caprio and Daisy Slovich, both of Lock Haven; his uncle, George (Lisa) Brown; his aunts, Sandy Englert and Deb (Dwight) Bolin; his girlfriend, Sheila Salvo of Lock Haven; and 11 cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, George and Marian Brown; an aunt, Terry Seyler; and his special aunt, BettyJane Shade.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 4 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Christopher’s uncle, Minister Dwight Bolin officiating. Private burial will take place at Linnwood Cemetery, McElhattan.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 2 P.M. until the time of the service.

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

 

Posted: September 20, 2016




Mary E. Babcock

Mary E. Babcock, 90, of Montoursville, passed away Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

She was born August 1, 1926 in Montoursville a daughter of Dubert and Eldora Sidel Reeder.

Mary retired from the former Lycoming Silica Sand. She enjoyed attending her class reunions, reading, and going to the family cabin.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband George, and brother, James Reeder.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda J. and Richard Watson of Havelock, NC; brother, Charles Reeder of Kingston; grandchildren, Tsani and Dunnery Orwig, Jade Babcock, and four grandchildren.

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

 

Posted: September 19, 2016

Patrice Ann Hooven

Patrice Ann Hooven, 78, of W. Brown St., Castanea went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at her home.

Born in Bellefonte on August 16, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Frances and Beatrice Levi Kramer.

On May 25, 1957 Patrice married the love of her life, Allan Z. Hooven, whom she celebrated 59 years of marriage.

Throughout the years she was employed by Clinton Paper Company, Addies, and Champion Parts, retiring in 2001.

In addition to these jobs she earned her Teaching License at Empire Beauty School, State College. She ran Hooven’s Beauty Salon in Castanea for 25 years. Patrice was also the proud business owner of Pat’s Ceramic Shop in Castanea which she ran for 40 years.

Patrice was a long time member of the First Church of Christ, Lock Haven. She was active in their summer camp where she and her husband served as cooks.

She was also a member of the Bald Eagle Ridge Runner Camp in Beech Creek for 50 years.

In her younger years she enjoyed square dancing.

Patrice participated in many craft shows and fairs.

She enjoyed creating ceramics, camping, and traveling.

Her pride and joy was her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She attended their various sporting events as well as dance recitals.

Along with her husband Allan who survives in Castanea, she is survived by two daughters, Leatrice (Paul) Miller and Shelley (Ronald) Lego, both of Altoona; a brother, Harry (Barb) Kramer of Florida; four grandchildren: Natalie (Jake) Hockenberry, Michelle (Ronnie) Lego, Erin (Chris) Engel, and Curtis (Kayla) Geyer; and six great grandchildren: Jayden, Kali, Christopher, III, Summer, Mackenzie, and Zane.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Frances “Bill” Kramer.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with the Rev. Steve Salmon officiating. Burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

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

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

 

Posted: September 19, 2016

Lola A. (Koch) Manning

Lola A. (Koch) Manning, 92, of Milton passed away on Friday, September 17, 2016 at her residence.

She was born on April 10, 1924 in New Columbia and was the daughter of the late R.J. and Erma (Showers) Koch.

On November 26, 1947 Lola married the late George D. Manning, Jr. and they were married for 49 years until his death on February 10, 1997.

Lola was a graduate of the Milton High School Class of 1942. After school she was employed by various places in the 1940’s including Chef Boy ar dee’s of Milton where Hector Boiardi personally demonstrated to her how to “eye a potato” and the Ordinance of Watsontown where she was an expert munitions inspector during World War II.

Lola was a shy hard working woman, an avid reader and dreamer who loved collecting turtles, a superb homemaker who fashioned her house into a home with a heart. Her taste in home decoration and clothing was matchless, but it is her warmth, her humor and her loving kindness we will miss the most. What a lovely person she was.

She is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law; George D. Manning, III of Milton, Stanley K. and Shelley Manning of Milton, Boyd A. and Babette Manning of Rebersburg and Brad L. and Michelle Manning of Milton, two daughters and sons-in-law; Debra and Boyd Waltman of Alaska and DeErma R. and Homer McMillan of Florida, 10 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one brother; Leonard R. Koch of New Columbia and one sister-in-law; Minnie Koch of New Columbia along with numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Lola was preceded in death by one grandson; John Manning, three brothers; Owen, Boyd and Eldon Koch and two sisters; Alma Harpster and Rhoda Earhart.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Daily Item Fund for needy families at; The Needy Fund, Daily Item, P.O. Box 607, Sunbury, PA 17801.
A graveside service for Lola will be held at 11:00a.m., Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Highland Cemetery, New Columbia. Arrangements are being handled by The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

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Posted: September 20, 2016




Mary P. Andrews

Mary P. Andrews, 77, of Williamsport, died Saturday, September 17, 2016 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born July 9, 1939 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Oliver F. and Louise M. (Lantz) Lusk. Mary retired from Shop-Vac after 21 years. She enjoyed gardening and cooking and traveling to their house in Myrtle Beach. She was a member of Garden View Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years Robert V. Andrews, two children Tammy L. Hampton (Kenneth) of Cogan Station and Robert J. Andrews (Debra) of Jersey Shore, four grandchildren Bethani Sholder, Danielle Croak, Robert C. Andrews, and Logan Hampton, eight great grandchildren, and a sister Doris Morris of Oval.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Oliver Lusk.

In keeping with the family’s wishes services will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport c/o The Gatehouse, or the American Cancer Society 1941 East Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: September 19, 2016

Robert S. "Bob" Harding

Robert S. "Bob" Harding, 79, of Hughesville, died Friday, September 16, 2016 at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville.

Born November 24, 1936 in Hughesville, he was a son of the late George T. and Edith Sarah (Warn) Harding. He and his wife, the former Barbara A. Bower, would have celebrated 57 years of marriage on October 8, 2016.

Bob served in the Marine Corps. He was employed as a truck driver and owned and operated his family farm in Hughesville. Early in his career he worked at Cecil Thompson Agway in Muncy. He also worked for several area companies including Emerson Myers, Farnsworth Farm Supply, Strick Corporation of Hughesville, Chemical Lehman of S. Williamsport, McCormick Trucking of Muncy, and retired from ADS of Muncy. Bob was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Hughesville, and enjoyed hunting on his family farm.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Cathy E. (Lorraine Budnick) Harding of Plymouth and Kristie L. (Bill) Walters of Unityville; two sisters, Shirley (Bob Franklin) Crawley of Hughesville and Elizabeth (Steve) Swisher of Hughesville; a twin brother William (Dorthea) Harding of NJ; and two grandchildren, Wesley T. Walters and Casandra A. Walters.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother, LaRue W. "Rudy" Harding.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with David Fishel, Chaplain of Susquehanna Home Health Services officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert's name to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

 

Posted: September 19, 2016

Eugene “Gene’ E. Johnston

Eugene “Gene’ E. Johnston, 87, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation Center. Gene was born November 10, 1928 in Phillipsburg, PA, the son of the late Edward and Nell Mansel Johnston.

Gene was a member of Teamster Union. For 39 years he worked as a Route Salesman for the former Valley Farms Dairy. He was an avid bowler; avid Penn State Football fan and a Philadelphia Phillies fan. Gene also loved to watch his family in sporting events.

Gene is survived by two sons; Richard E. “Rick” Johnston, Randy A. (Jody) Johnston both of Montoursville. Two daughters; Marlene A. Johnston of Montoursville, Linda J. (Tom) Bishop of Perkasi, PA, two brothers; James (Mimi) Johnston, Dave (Nancy) both of Williamsport and by 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his parents and his wife the former Doris M. Snell.

Family and friends are invited to Gene’s graveside service on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 10:30 AM at the Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Shriners 2200 Broad Ave. Altoona, PA 16601

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home of Montoursville.

 

Posted: September 19, 2016




Edward G. Nolan, Jr.

Edward G. Nolan, Jr., 60, of Williamsport died Friday, September 16, 2016 at his residence.

Born August 8, 1956 in Shamokin, he was a son of Edward G. Sr. and Anna Mae Bohr Nolan.

Edward was a graduate of Williamsport High School and attended the former Williamsport Area Community College. He was employed as a dispatcher for Equipment Depot.

Edward enjoyed taking care of his flower garden and his fish pond. He also liked to vacation in the Outer Banks, NC where he enjoyed surf fishing.

Surviving is his wife of 37 years, Mary (Fenderson) Nolan, his mother Anna Mae Nolan of Williamsport, seven siblings, Jami (Betsy) Nolan of Montoursville, Karen (Chris) Knaur of Loyalsock Twp., Melanie (Tim) Bassett of Harrisburg, Teresa Scoppa of Williamsport, Matt Nolan of Williamsport, Mark (Eleni) Nolan of Ohio, Mike Nolan of South Williamsport, sisters in law, Vanessa Ervin of Lewisburg, Patty Neff of Williamsport, many nieces and nephews and his cat, Maggi.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a sister Jennifer Witmer.

There will be a viewing Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702, West Fourth St. Williamsport with Rev. Brian VanFossen, officiating.

Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 19, 2016

David L. Seese

David L. Seese, 72, of Williamsport died Friday, September 16, 2016 at Rose View Center.

Born January 7, 1944 in Trout Run he was a son of Merril and Dorothy Hurlbert Seese.

David was a 1961 graduate of Williamsport High School. He served honorably in the U.S. Army and was a member of Duboistown VFW 7863. David was employed by Belcher’s Fence Co. for 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and traveling.

He is survived by his companion Linda Engel of Williamsport, his sons David (Bonnie) of Williamsport, Philip and Jeremy, both of Texas, 18 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, a brother Terry Seese of Jersey Shore and two step-sons Ronald J. Surfield of Georgia and Richard F. (Bonnie) Surfield of Maryland.

He was preceded in death by a brother Francis Seese and a sister Judy Seese Hill.

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

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 19, 2016

Roger M. Jeselnik

Roger M. Jeselnik, 72, of Williamsport died Friday, September 16, 2016 at his residence.

Born December 31, 1943 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Henry and Yolanda Liberti Jeselnik.

Roger was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a police officer for the City of Williamsport for 26 years and retired in 1994 as Sergeant.

Roger was a member of the Newberry Independent Club, and the Duboistown VFW 7863 where he enjoyed the company of all of his friends. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

He is survived by his children, Michele Jeselnik of Williamsport, Matthew (Bonnie) Jeselnik of Fairbanks, Alaska, Roger Fink of Williamsport two sisters, Cynthia (Michael) Morrone of Williamsport and Patricia Povish of Draper, Utah, a step daughter Amy (Doug) Hostrander of So. Williamsport, a stepson Jamie Mosteller of Doylestown and 4 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Jacquelyn G. Jeselnik in 2006.

There will be a viewing tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth Street, Williamsport with Rev. Brian VanFossen officiating.

Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: September 19, 2016




M. Catherine (Kitty) Sanders

M. Catherine (Kitty) Sanders, 98, of 1900 Ravine Road Williamsport died Thursday Sept. 15, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Williamsport.

She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Williamsport.

Her husband Carl preceded her in death on August 28, 2003.

She is survived by her children Christine (Blaine) Kunes of Beech Creek,Pa., Ann Hostrander of Daphne, Alabama and Carol (Ken) Reynolds of Charleston, S.C. as well as 6 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

At her request, there will be no visitation or services. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling the Arrangements.

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Posted: September 16, 2016

Wayne E. Stine

Wayne E. Stine, 66, of Brookside, died Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the Williamsport Hospital.

Born June 16, 1950 in Massillon, Ohio, he was a son of the late Oscar D. Stine and Mildred (Neussbaumer) Stine. Wayne was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years Mary (Campbell) Stine who died October 25, 2012.

Wayne attended Williamsport Area Community College and later earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Colorado State University- Pueblo. He retired from ShopVac after more than 25 years of service working as a manufacturing engineer.

Wayne enjoyed hunting and fishing in his earlier years and was an active leader of the Salladasburg Boy Scout Troop while his sons were growing up. He enjoyed R.C. airplanes and being involved with the Wings of Williamsport. Wayne’s greatest passion was his family, especially his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are three sons Marc A. Stine (Katie) of Hatfield, Michael B. Stine (Nichole) serving in the U.S. Army and stationed at Ft. Gordon, Augusta, GA , Matthew C. Stine of Brookside; three grandchildren Connor, Flynn and Cora; and a brother David Stine.

A funeral service to honor the life of Wayne will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, with Rev. Mark Brumbach, officiating. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at Sanders.

Memorial donations may be made in Wayne’s name to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2080 Linglestown Road #104 Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: September 19, 2016

Bernard L. Paulhamus

Bernard L. Paulhamus, 90, of Cogan Station, died Friday, September 16, 2016, at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Irma R. (Waltz) Paulhamus.

Born July 13, 1926, in Cogan Station, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Gertrude (Ulmer) Paulhamus.

Bernard graduated from State Road School House. Following his schooling he worked his entire life as a farmer on the family farm. He began life as a farmer when milk was still shipped by can to market, wheat and oats were shocked and thrashed, and corn was picked by hand.

He was the longest living member of State Road United Methodist Church, joining when he was only 15 years old in February of 1941 and was a member for 75 years. He was also a member of Oak Hunting Club. Bernard enjoyed hunting and spending time on his farm tractor. One of the greatest joys was hearing about and visiting with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In later years the golf cart became his primary means of travel between the house and the barn with the grandkids always ready to hitch a ride.

Surviving are a daughter, Shirley J. McClain, of Cogan Station and her children, Jodi and Wendi; a son, Larry L. Paulhamus (Connie L.), of Williamsport, and their children, Barton, Henry, Andrew, Douglas, Marc, and Marcie; a daughter, Diane M. McClain, of Cogan Station, and her children, Amos, Mathew, Danna, Darsy, Luke, and Jacob; two brothers, Earnest C. Paulhamus, of Williamsport and Glenn (Honey) Paulhamus, of Cogan Station, and 20 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Carl Paulhamus, and a son-in-law, Stephen McClain.

A funeral service to honor the life of Bernard will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 21 at State Road United Methodist Church, 6738 Daugherty’s Run Road, Linden, with the Rev. Dr. S. David Simon officiating.

Burial will follow in State Road Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at State Road United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Bernard’s name to the State Road United Methodist Church c/o memorial fund, 2055 State Route 973 West, Cogan Station, PA 17728 or Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: September 19, 2016




Helen Louise Ulsamer

Helen Louise Ulsamer, 86, of Bastress, passed away with family by her side Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the Williamsport Home.

Born November 12, 1929 in Jersey Shore, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Ruth (Sewalt) Geyer. She was preceded in death by her husband James H. Ulsamer on Oct. 20, 2003.

Helen was a member at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Her greatest passion was being with her family, especially spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed going to the casino, watching softball and the Phillies, and cooking meals for her family. Her variety of homemade pies will surely be missed by all who loved her.

Surviving are six children; James (Frances) Ulsamer, Jr. of Bastress, David (Sheree) Ulsamer of Jersey Shore, Richard (Edna) Ulsamer, of Raleigh N.C., Jerry (Shari) Ulsamer, of Collomsville, Dennis (Donna) Ulsamer of Bastress, and Karen (Ed) Masser of Montgomery; 13 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and a sister Janet (Winter) Stiger of South Williamsport.

In addition to her parents and husband Helen was preceded in death by a sister Betty Kowatch.

A family viewing will be held 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, September 19, 2016 at Sanders, 821 Diamond Street Williamsport. A funeral mass to honor the life of Helen will be held 11 AM Monday September 19, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 5973 Jacks Hollow Road Williamsport, with Father Bert Kozen, officiating. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: September 15, 2016

Donald Nelson Pfaff

Donald Nelson Pfaff, 84, of Williamsport passed away surrounded by his family at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital on September 14, 2016.

Don was born in Lock Haven on November 22, 1931 to George Harold and Dorothy Bell Shilling Pfaff. His family moved to Renovo where he attended Renovo High School and graduated in 1950. Don joined the Army and spent 2 years in Korea from 1951 to 1953. He was stationed at the 121 Evac hospital, maintaining the electrical system. He started to work for Bell Telephone in 1955 and retired from AT&T in 1990.

Don was a member of Lodge 106 F& AM, Williamsport Consistory and the Zafar Grotto. He held many offices in the Telephone Pioneers of America. Don was instrumental in starting the Heart Pillow program in the local AT&T Pioneers. He started this program with his first wife, Rosalie Shoup Pfaff, who passed away in 1994 and continues with his wife Frances Mileto Pfaff. The heart pillows were taken to Geisinger and now they are taken to Williamsport Hospital, Divine Providence, and Muncy Valley Hospital for surgery patients. The AT &T Pioneers have given 40,000 heart pillows and Don has cut out each pillow.

Don was a member of the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County and was a member of First United Methodist Church since 1961.

Don managed the Lycoming College Football Concession Stand from 1998 to 2007 with both of his wives.

Don is survived by his wife of 20 years, Fran, a son Scott (Kathy) , granddaughters, Sarah Rose, and Meghan Rae Pfaff of Montoursville, a son Gary (Susan), twin granddaughters Jordan Rose and Regan Margaret Pfaff of Finksburg, MD, a daughter Michelle Mileto Taylor and grandchildren Joseph Scott Taylor, Lauren Elizabeth, Lindsey Nicole, Julia Marie Taylor of Williamsport, and one step-son Michael Mileto of Williamsport.

In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold and Ernest of Lock Haven and Kenneth of Oberlin.

A visitation will be held on Sunday September 18 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 604 Market St. in Williamsport. A service to honor the life of Don will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Janet Durrwachter, officiating.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest that memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church Music Endowment Fund, 604 Market St. Williamsport, PA 17701 or The Gatehouse, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 15, 2016

Joseph Stephen Bianchi

Joseph Stephen Bianchi, 42, of Jersey Shore passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Williamsport Region Medical Center ICU due to complications from a heart attack.

Born May 17, 1974 in Lakeland, Florida, he was the son of Stephen and Linda (Stover) Bianchi who survive in Woolrich.

Joe was a 1992 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

On January 27, 2012 he married the former Teresa Barner who survives in Jersey Shore.

Joe was currently employed at CVS, Jersey Shore.

He enjoyed hunting, networking, music, and reading.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a son, Michael Bianchi (Tyra) of Pleasant Gap; a daughter, Cortney Bianchi of Lock Haven; a granddaughter, Maria Bianchi of Pleasant Gap; two brothers, Jack (Catherine) Miller of Pennsburg and Dale Miller of Casper, Wyoming; and a nephew, Josh Miller of Casper, Wyoming.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Joseph and Lou Bianchi, Paul Stover, and Margaret Swartz.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven with Rev. Father Joseph Orr officiating. Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Walnut Street Baptist Church or the Walnut Street Christian School, Avis through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: September 15, 2016




Richard (“Dick”) Bernard Greene

Richard (“Dick”) Bernard Greene of Williamsport, PA passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on September 13, 2016 at The Gatehouse Divine Providence Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carol Jean (Horras) Greene, as well as a sister, 5 children, 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 50 nieces and nephews.

On May 4, 1931, Richard was born to James Joseph Greene, III and Bertha Anna (Nilles) Greene near Keswick, Iowa. He was the twelfth of their 12 children. Of his 11 sisters and brothers, Richard was predeceased by 10 – James Nilles Greene, Anna Bernadette Stites (Carl), Jessie Elizabeth McCurdy (Carroll), Vincent Greene, Margaret Mary Greene, John Matthew Greene (Vera), Ellen Winifred Selk (Howard), Francis Joseph Greene (Theresa), Bertha Katherine Greene, and Roy Louis Greene (Marilyn). Richard is survived by one sister, Kathleen Marie Strohman (Joseph) of West Des Moines, Iowa.

The grandson of immigrants, Richard was proud of his Irish heritage and deeply dedicated to the Catholic Church. Richard was born in his parents’ farmhouse, an unpainted wood plank house with no electricity and no indoor plumbing. During the Great Depression, and a period of severe drought in the region, it was on the farm where Richard learned the values - faith, dedication to family, hard work, and the pursuit of knowledge which served as the foundation to overcome the obstacles necessary to lead an exemplary life.

Educated in a one room schoolhouse as a child, Richard matriculated to Keswick High School. Transferring from there, he graduated from Dowling Catholic in Des Moines, Iowa in 1949. During high school, Richard excelled at baseball, basketball, and track.

After high school, Richard continued working on the family farm until he was drafted by the United States Army in 1953. Because he was needed on the farm he was able to take a deferment, but he declined. After graduating from Army Leadership School, Richard served with the 45th Infantry in the Korean War. The sense of awe Richard felt standing on the deck of the transport ship as it departed San Francisco and passed underneath the Golden Gate Bridge on its way to Korea stayed with him forever.

After returning from his Army service in Korea and being discharged, Richard married Carol at the Mother Cabrini Catholic Church in Richland, Iowa on February 19, 1955. Shortly thereafter, Richard enrolled at the University of Iowa. He graduated in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

After living in San Antonio, Texas for several years, Richard moved the family to Williamsport in 1967 to begin working as an administrator with the Williamsport Hospital. Thereafter, in 1968, Richard was awarded his master’s degree in hospital and health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

In Williamsport, Richard and Carol raised their beloved children – five of whom survive Richard: Christine Marie Smith (Glenn) of Stevensville, MT., Audrey Suzanne Erickson (Gary Schoney) of West Des Moines, Iowa, David Vincent Greene (Carla) of Little Rock, Ark., Rita Joan Confair (Steven) of Williamsport, and Daniel Joseph Greene (Susan) of Lewisburg.

Richard was predeceased by another son – Douglas Edward Greene – who was involved in a motorcycle accident on September 13, 1981 and passed away on September 17, 1981. After Doug’s passing, Richard took up running and, in spring of 1982, completed the Boston Marathon. Richard was also predeceased by 7 nieces and nephews.

Surviving in addition to his wife, sister, and children are Richard’s cherished grandchildren – Douglas Allen Smith (Haley), Ashley Christine Erickson, David Vincent Greene, II, John Michael Greene, Ellen Kathryn Greene (“Katie”), Richard Connor Greene, Jason Todd Confair, Esq. (Kamala), Benjamin Scott Confair (Shannon), and Michael Matthew Confair.

Richard is further survived by 6 great-grandchildren – Richard William Confair (“Will”), Theodore Steven Confair (“Teddy”), Brennan Anthony Confair, Isaac Matthew Confair, Claire Elizabeth Catherine Confair, and Elayne Marie Smith – each of whom adored their great-grandfather.

Richard is also survived by 3 step-grandchildren Boaz James Payne (Sunny), Charity Ann Payne, and Jonathan Lenig Payne, and a step great-grandchild, Elijah (Xiang) Payne.

Richard’s values guided his every endeavor – a 30 year professional career as a hospital administrator (including 16 years as Vice-President and Administrator of the Williamsport Hospital), a long-time member and past president of the Williamsport Kiwanis Club, a member of the Knights of Columbus, a Boy Scout Troup Leader who earned various awards for his service (such as the St. George Emblem and Silver Beaver Awards), a Little League Baseball Coach, a John Bower Basketball League Coach, and a competitive long-distance runner.

In 1988, Richard and Carol moved to the “Country House” – a mountaintop residence (much of which Richard and his sons built in the late 1970s) in the Oval Valley – where he enjoyed visiting with his family and friends, maintaining the property, hiking, and hunting. During that time, he continued a second career as a real estate agent. In 1998, at age 67, Richard completed the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. At nearly 70, he backpacked from the rim of the Arizona Grand Canyon down to the floor and back up.

In 2007 Richard and Carol moved to Loyalsock Township. Richard continued running competitive long distance races into his late seventies, and continued running recreationally until age 84. The determination and endurance that were so evident in Richard’s early life served him – and inspired others – throughout his life. In his later years, Richard spent winters at his second home in Florida – playing golf, learning to play musical instruments, and traveling around the country to visit friends and family.

Richard will be remembered by all as humble, kind, selfless, and respectful – yet, also as determined, disciplined, and accomplished. He confronted life’s challenges with a rare grace and incisive sense of humor. He was the perfect example for his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren – a great source of pride for Richard.

Richard was loved, and will be deeply missed, by all.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Knight-Confer Funeral Home located at 1914 Memorial Avenue in Williamsport. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Boniface Catholic Church located at 326 Washington Boulevard in Williamsport. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church. Immediately following the Funeral Mass, burial will be held at the Wildwood Cemetery in Williamsport. After the burial service, there will be an opportunity for family and friends to gather at the residence of Steven and Rita Confair in Williamsport.

The family will provide flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be made to the following:

Susquehanna Health Foundation, Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport PA 17701

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, ATTN: Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202

St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.
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Posted: September 14, 2016

LeRoy E. Pittenger, Sr.

LeRoy E. Pittenger, Sr. 73, of Montoursville, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born February 23, 1943 in Muncy, a son of Charles E, and Grace Temple Pittenger.

LeRoy retired as Service Manager at Brass Auto Alignment. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and was a former member of the Lick Run Hunting Club.

He was predeceased by his parents.

LeRoy is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Joyce A. Loudenslager; sons, LeRoy E. (Norma) Pittenger, Jr. of Williamsport, and Charles D. Pittenger of Montoursville; daughter, Lisa Ann (Tom) Randis of Williamsport; brothers, Foster (Shirley) Pittenger of Montoursville, Alvin Pittenger of Lawton, OK, and Donn (Barb) Pittenger of Myrtle Beach, SC; nine grandchildren and a great grandchild.

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

 

Posted: September 14, 2016

Edward “Smokey” Fields, IV

Edward “Smokey” Fields, IV, 68, of Williamsport, died on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at his residence.

Edward was born on November 18, 1947 in Philadelphia and was the son of the late Edward and Virginia (Williams) Fields, III. He had worked as a barber at Slys Barber Shop in Philadelphia, Talib’s Barbershop and Hair Quarters Barbershop of Williamsport. He had also worked for the Weiss Company for 6 years; 4 years in Lewisburg and 2 years in Montoursville. He had attended the Williamsport Islamic Center in Williamsport and enjoyed jazz. Edward had also hosted a jazz radio show for Penn College Radio from 2010 – 2013.

Edward is survived by one daughter; Daeemah B. Abdullah of Williamsport, three grandchildren; Idris, Sarai and Talib, four brothers; Gregory Fields, William Fields and Christopher Fields, all of Philadelphia and Douglas Fields of Williamsport, one sister; Denise Fields of Philadelphia, two cousins; Helen Faye Williams and Wendell Williams, both of Philadelphia, one aunt; Ruth Williams of Philadelphia and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers; Anthony and Kenneth Fields and two sisters; Joann Fields and Cynthia Sharon Fields.

There will be a public visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 W. 4th St., Williamsport. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: September 15, 2016




Bernice L. O’Connor

Bernice L. O’Connor,91, formerly of 1116 Baldwin Street Williamsport died Sunday September 11, 2016 at Rose View Nursing Center.

Bernice was born in Jersey Shore on April 9, 1925 the daughter of Richard W. and Bernice M. Feerrar O’Connor. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. Bernice was a graduate of Williamsport High School.

She moved to Williamsport when she was 7 years old. Bernice was a Stenographer for the Pennsylvania Dept. of Revenue and a state claims adjuster

She is survived by a friend and care giver Rose Banzhaf of Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by sisters Helen F. O’Connor, Margaret I O’Connor, Mary O. Tinsman and brother William O’Connor.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Boniface Catholic Church 326 Washington Blvd,Williamsport on Friday September 16, 2016 at 9:30 am.

Burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery and in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming County Unit of the American Cancer Society 1948 East Third Street Williamsport,Pa. 17701

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Posted: September 13, 2016

Bernice C. Dapp

Bernice C. Dapp, 92, of Williamsport, passed away, Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Williamsport Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Dapp.

Born February 3, 1924, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Anna (Dost) Knerr

Bernice retired from Textron Lycoming in 1989 and West Branch Valley Federal Credit Union in 2012 as an accounting clerk.

She was a lifelong member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church where she was formerly very active and served as a Sunday school teacher. Bernice was also formerly active in the PTA and bowled on a league at Faxon Bowling lanes. She was a talented artist mainly in watercolor painting and was proud to be the illustrator of the Williamsport High School yearbook. Bernice had a love for animals, birds, and would adopt cats without a home. Most of all Bernice was the life of the party and loved to smile. She cherished time spent with her children, grandchildren, and extended family.

Surviving are her four children, Jeffrey M. Dapp (Brenda), of Muncy, Gary H. Dapp (Bonnie), of Williamsport, Susan K. Bowen, of Williamsport, and Patricia R. Chadderdon (DeWitt), of Cogan Station, 11 grandchildren, Scott and Cherie Bowen, Christi, Marc, and Brett Chadderdon, Jodi Cogley, Jaime, Garyn, and Logan Dapp, Samantha Charles, and Dustin Keebler, seven great-grandchildren, Jiana and Jackson Goehrig, Zach Cogley, Gage and Kaedence Roupp, Alex Hazen, and Cullen Dapp, and three nieces, Carole Zarzyczny, Bonnie Beightol, and Diane Dincher.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a infant son, Terry Dapp, a brother, Fred Knerr, and a sister Marion Confer.

A funeral service to honor the life of Bernice will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 16 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport with the Rev. Theodore Cockley officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. until time of service Friday both at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Bernice’s name to St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 2233 Linn Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 or The Willliamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: September 14, 2016

Bonita Lee Whipple

Bonita Lee Whipple, 74, of Montoursville, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born December 9, 1941 in Sayre, the daughter of Carlton and Geraldine Loomis Payne.

Bonita enjoyed quilting and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her father; daughter, Jody Smith, son, Jack Whipple, and her grandson, Brandon Scott Whipple.

She is survived by her mother of Sayre; her husband of 57 years, Leland A.; sons, Stephen N. and John E. (Jennifer), both of Montoursville; sister, Linda (Gary) Estes of Sayre; six grandchildren, Adrian, Keely, and Jade Whipple, Leland James Smith, Natasha and Brandy Whipple, and two great grandchildren.

There will be no services. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: September 14, 2016




Rachel A. Grafius Boyles

Rachel A. Grafius Boyles, 87, of Montoursville passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 22, 1929 in Montoursville a daughter of William G. and Ardella Littley Grafius.

Rachel graduated from Montoursville High School. She worked as a Home Healthcare Aid and did numerous volunteer work, her last being at Valley View Nursing Center. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and did much work for the Eugene Grafius American Legion Post # 104 in Montoursville, which was named after her uncle.

She was a faithful member of the Church of Our Saviour in Montoursville, still volunteering at the last Lenten luncheon. Her family was the love of her life.

Rachel was the last of the original Montoursville Grafius’s. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Steve, James, Richard, Daniel, Thomas, and H. Jerome Grafius. She was also predeceased by an infant sister Jesse Belle Grafius, and her sisters, Katherine Dieffenbacher, Joann Hamm, Margaret Hanner, Mary Jane Neece, and Charlotte Pittenger.

She is survived by her sons, Gary L. (Linda) of Williamsport, Craig L. (Margaret) of Clarkstown; daughter, Lori A. Moore of South Williamsport; eight grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the Church of Our Saviour, 31 N. Loyalsock Ave., Montoursville with the Rev. Lauri A. Kerr officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Thursday morning at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the church.

 

Posted: September 12, 2016

Raymond L. Rice

Raymond L. Rice, 91, of Jersey Shore, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Betty N. Rice.

Born Dec. 11, 1924, in Linden, he was a son of the late Howard L. and Glennie F. (Stewart) Rice.

Raymond was a World War II Army veteran. Following his service in the military he was employed with Alcan Cable and retired in 1984 after over 40 years.

He was a member of the former St. John’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Raymond had a passion for woodworking. He loved restoring antique Farmall tractors and enjoyed going to tractor shows.

Surviving are his three children, James L. Rice (Gail L.), of Cogan Station, Charles R. Rice, of Trout Run, and Mary F. Hafer, of Jersey Shore; five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; and a brother, Stewart Rice, of Jersey Shore.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Rice; a son-in-law, Robert L. Hafer; and a daughter-in-law, Dorothy I. Rice.

A funeral service to honor the life of Raymond will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. Robert D. Barner officiating. Burial will follow in Woodward Township Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Raymond’s name to Sun Home Health Hospice, 1601 Sycamore Road, Montoursville, PA 17754.

The family of Raymond would like to thank Dr. Warren L. Robinson and staff at Divine Providence Hospital for their exceptional care, devotion and thoughtfulness.

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Posted: September 13, 2016

Thomas E Turner Jr.

Thomas E Turner Jr. ,58, of Loyalsock Twp. died September 10, 2016 at home.

He was born in Morgan Hill CA. on November 5th 1957 the son of Sylvia K Richards Turner and Thomas E Turner Sr..

Tom was a member of St Ann’s Catholic Church. He was a Disc Jockey for Backyard Broadcasting WILQ and formerly of WBYL, WKSB, WJKR and WMPT. He was a 1975 graduate of Loyalsock Township High School.

He is survived by his children Lynda (Mark) Kitchens, Jennifer (Greg) Moore, Thomas Turner III and Stephanie (Daniel) Metzger, grandchildren Kuper, Evan, Morgan, Haley, Addison, Kadyn, Cassidy, Casey and Makayla.

Tom was also survived by a brother Timothy M. (Mary) Turner Sr. and nephews Timothy M. Turner Jr. and Kyle M. (Aleshia) Turner and a niece Allyson M. Turner and his loving best friend Ralph.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, his wife Karen and sister Colleen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Ann’s Catholic Church 1220 Northway Road on Thursday September 15, 2016 at 10 am. The Rev Brian Van Fossan will officiate.

Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third street Williamsport on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 pm.

Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crouse Funeral home to help defray funeral expenses.

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Posted: September 13, 2016




Peggy A. Ulmer

Peggy A. Ulmer, 81, of Hepburn Twp., left her earthly home and entered her heavenly rest on Sept. 11, 2016 surrounded by her husband and family at the Williamsport Home singing her favorite hymns. She was born Mar. 22, 1935 in Eldred Twp., the daughter of the late Edgar and Flossie Belle (Loudenslager) Bower.

She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, West Milton and her enjoyment was her family.

Peggy was preceded in death by her son, Timothy M. Ulmer; great-granddaughter, Elisabeth Grace Scott; brothers, Robert G., Melvin E., Raymond K., Max L. and Jack A. and sister, Vinnie M. Gehr.

Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Charles F., Sr.; children, Charles F., Jr. (Bonnie), Steven T. (Norma), Judith L. (Tim) Renno, Dennis E., Lorretta A. (James) Showalter, Alan E. (Robin), Craig A. (Karen), James W. (Molly), Matthew K., Shawn P., Norma J. (Jim) Davis, Jeffrey L. (Edna) Paul S. (Heather) and Ruth E. Ulmer; a brother, Paul; a sister, Betty Mitcheltree; 46 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 at Community Baptist Church, 1853 SR 87 Hwy., Montoursville with Pastor David King officiating. Burial will follow in Blooming Grove Cemetery. Friends and family will be received in the church from 10 – 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 1544 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: September 12, 2016

Andrew S. “Andy” Shaner

Andrew S. “Andy” Shaner, 51, of Muncy Creek Twp. died Saturday, September 10, 2016 at his home.

Born June 29, 1965 in Williamsport, he is the son of Beverly L. (Barto) Shaner of Muncy, and the late C. Lester Shaner.

Andy was employed as a Carpenter at Muncy Homes for 17 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, and cooking for his family and friends. Andy was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and Philadelphia Phillies fan.
Surviving in addition to his mother are a son, Andrew "Drew" Shaner of Picture Rocks; three sisters, Sandra L. Shaner of El Paso, TX, Ann M. Hartman of Eagles Mere, and Diane K. Brelsford of Mt. Joy.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother George H. Shaner in 1994.

The funeral will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 15 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Jason W. King officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: September 12, 2016

Ray M. Olmstead

Ray M. Olmstead, 92, of Pineview Dr., Flemington passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016 at his home.

Born on December 24, 1923 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Clinton and Mary Oiler Olmstead.

Ray was a 1942 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

On November 21, 1963 he married the love of his life, the former Shirley Y. Brookens, who preceded him in death on July 18, 2013.

Ray was employed as an electrician by Hammermill Paper Company for 43 years before retiring in 1986.

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

Ray was also a life member of the Lock Haven Elks.

He loved to golf and was an outstanding bowler. In his earlier years Ray enjoyed going to camp and hunting.

Surviving is a brother, Ronald (Peggy) Olmstead of Arkansas; a daughter-in-law, Linda L. Fausey of Jersey Shore; two grandchildren: Howard M. (Tammy) Fausey, Sr. and Shane (Geona) Fausey; and 11 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Ray was preceded in death by two step-sons, Howard O. Fausey, Jr. and Gilbert J. Stevenson and a brother, Dale Olmstead.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Tanya Heatwole officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

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

Memorial contributions in Ray’s name may be made to the Covenant United Methodist Church through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: September 12, 2016




Beatrice M. Crouse

Beatrice M. Crouse, 96 of Duboistown, passed away with family by her side September 10, 2016 at the Williamsport Home.

Born July 22, 1920, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Charles and LuLu Mae (Eagelberger) Brooke. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Donald H. Crouse on May 10, 2004.

Beatrice worked as a seamstress for many local businesses and later stayed home to be with her children. She was a member of St. John’s of Newberry-United Methodist Church. She loved going on fishing trips to Canada, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great- grandchildren, reading books on her kindle, and dancing.

Surviving are a son Edgar “Ed” L. (Linda) Crouse of Duboistown; four grandchildren, William (Andrea) Patt, of N.C., Dawn (Dennis) Myers of Williamsport, Debra (Rick) Godfrey of Williamsport, and Steve Crouse of Duboistown; five great-grandchildren, Danielle Resseguie, Tristan Patt, Matt Myers, Angela Rhone, and Natalie Zdun; 10 great-great grandchildren, Raylan, Macklan, Adelyn, Braden, Keegan, Caleb, Liana, Connor, Aidan, and Breanne; a brother, Bert Brooke of Bremington, WA; a sister, Annabelle Gottscheall of Muncy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband Beatrice was preceded in death by her daughter Donna Mae Crouse Patt, six siblings; Betty Meyer, Bernadine Higgins, Mary Lou Edwards, Kathryn Laylon, John Brooke, and Walter Brooke.

A funeral service to honor the life of Beatrice will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday , September 13, 2016 at St. Johns-Newberry United Methodist Church with The Rev. Jay Jones, officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at St. John’s-Newberry UMC. Burial will follow at Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Beatrice’s name to St. Johns-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry Street Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 12, 2016

Thomas F. Schrimp

Thomas F. Schrimp, 76, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 at his home.   He was born November 2, 1939 in Williamsport a son of Francis L. and Bernice V. Houser Schrimp.

Tom was a 1957 graduate of Williamsport High School and was a veteran serving in the Army.  He began his career at Smurfitt Stone Container where he retired as the Williamsport Plant General Manager after 45 years of dedicated service.  He enjoyed playing racquetball, golfing, playing cards, bowling, and cooking, was an avid Penn State football fan attending many games through the years, but his family was his #1 passion.

He was predeceased by his parents, and his sisters, Catherine L.
“Kitty” Rider and Mary Jane Scampone.

Tom is survived by his wife of 49 years the former Irene T. Loftus; his son, Thomas F. (Molly) Steele-Schrimp of Williamsport; daughters, Barbara L. (James) Irvin of South Williamsport, Carol L. (Mark) Seitz of York; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd. Williamsport.  There will be no visitation and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to either:  Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Medicine, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, 51 N. 39th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, or to Susquehanna Home Health and Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: September 12, 2016

James S. “Jim” Trostle

James S. “Jim” Trostle, 70, of Hughesville, formerly of Muncy, died Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Gatehouse, Williamsport.

Born August 29, 1946 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Gene and Ruth (Sperow) Trostle. On October 4, 1975 he married the former Debra A. Fry, who survives. Together they celebrated 40 years of marriage.

Jim was a 1964 graduate of Williamsport High School and attended the former Williamsport Technical Institute.

He loved his country and served honorably in the United States Air Force. Following his time in the military, Jim worked at Bethlehem Steel for nearly 25 years and later retired as an independent truck driver from J & D Trucking.

Jim attended Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church.

He was an avid car enthusiast.

Jim deeply loved his wife and family and never gave up after eight courageous years battling cancer. He was thankful for every day given to him, living life to the fullest.

Surviving in addition to his wife are six children, Kevin Trostle, of Watsontown, Philip Trostle and his wife, Stephanie, of Montgomery, Matthew Trostle and his wife, Lesha, of Muncy, Dena Hadzinikolov and her husband, Nick, of Muncy, and James and Jeremie Snyder; one brother and sister-in-law, Jon and Cindy Trostle, of Elizabethtown; one sister, Margene Trostle Abrams, of Ohio; one sister-in-law, Janice Trostle, of New Providence; 15 grandchildren, Spencer Trostle, Bailey, Alexus and Cassidy Hadzinikolov, Brayden, Evan, Nolan and Madden Trostle, Jameson and Hayes Trostle, Brooke, Clint and Dalton Snyder, and Jake and Jared Snyder.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, George Trostle.

Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church, 658 Village Road, Muncy, where a funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. with Pastor Kevin St. Martin, officiating.

Full military honors will follow at the church.

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

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to either Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church, 658 Village Rd., Muncy, PA 17756 or the American Cancer Society, Lycoming Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

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

 

Posted: September 12, 2016




Stephen Monroe Godfrey

Stephen Monroe Godfrey, 61, passed away at 10:09 a.m. on Monday, September 5, 2016, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

He was born on August 15, 1955, in Williamsport to Henry and Maxine (Hartley) Godfrey. Steve attended Williamsport Area High school.

He married Vicki Ellen Shaffer on October 12, 1989. Together they had 2 children, a son and a daughter: Taylor Godfrey of Lock Haven and Shanna Godfrey of Jersey Shore; and a grandson, Carter Monroe.

In addition, he is survived by five siblings, Michael M. Godfrey of South Williamsport, Richard H. Godfrey, Cindy E. Molino, Joan M. Wahl and Judith D. Godfrey all of Williamsport.

Steve was a genuine and kind-hearted man, who really enjoyed the simple things. He loved to play sports, mainly softball and basketball, but he also enjoyed reading, riding his bike, being outside, and talking with friends and family. Steve had a lot of memorable stories to tell, but would mostly tell stories about playing ball as a kid with his brothers, Rick and Michael. Anyone that knew Steve, knew he had a lot of character and the best way to describe his character is his great sense of humor. Steve made people laugh by just being himself, which made it easy to love him and impossible to forget him.

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a ride!"

www.crousefuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: September 12, 2016

William J. Sauers

William J. Sauers, 74, of Montoursville, died Friday, September 9, 2016 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born September 30, 1941 in South Williamsport, he was a son of Kenneth and Ethel Fritz Sauers.

Bill was a 1959 graduate of Williamsport High School and a served in the U.S. Navy. He was employed by Primus Technology for over 40 years. He was co-owner, with his wife Christine, of Wood Whims in Montoursville for 34 years.

He was a member of the American Legion Montoursville, Newberry Independent Club, West Branch Motor Boat Association, and the American Bowling Congress. He enjoyed woodworking, boating, and bowling.

Surviving are his wife Christine E. Stermer whom he celebrated 46 years with on May 1, five children John Sauers, of Milsboro, DE, Michael (Jo) Sauers of Houston, DE, Pamela (Jason) Fink of Williamsport, Jennifer (Peter) Rynier of Columbia, Mark Sauers of So. Williamsport, 11 grandchildren David, Rex, Lydia, Julia, McKinsey, Cecilia, Mason, Jackson, Norah, Lila, Maxwell, one great grandson, Logan, a sister Joanne Golder of Wisconsin, and a brother Ronny (Janice) Sauers of Montoursville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Ricky Sauers.

A funeral service to honor the life of Bill will be held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. There will be a viewing from 6:00 p.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be made to the Keystone Chapter of MS Society, 1501 Reedsdale St., Suite 105, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 or Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Ralph H. Hruban, M.D. 600 N. Wolfe Street, Carnegie 417, Baltimore, MD 21287 for Pancreatic research.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 12, 2016

Gary R. Houseknecht

Gary R. Houseknecht, 72, of Dushore, and formerly of Edkin Hill Rd., Muncy Valley, died Friday, September 9, 2016, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born October 21, 1943 in Picture Rocks, he was a son of the late Oliver W. and Ava L. (Whitmoyer) Houseknecht. His wife of 37 years, the former Lois Marie Montague, preceded him in death on January 22, 2001.

Gary retired in 1992 from the former Bethlehem Steel, after having worked there for over 17 years. He also enjoyed carpentry work, especially the years he spent working with Jerry Dunham and his construction crew.

He was a member of the NRA, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and a Life Member of the North Mountain Sportsmen Association and Whitetails Unlimited. Gary was an avid hunter and outdoorsman who loved traveling the world in search of his next great mount. From the Midwest to Canada; to Alaska and Africa, there were no limitations to his true passion in life.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary L. (Jack) McClintock of Muncy Valley, and Bette J. (Jason) Ambs of Dushore; two sons, Terry R. (Georgette) Houseknecht of Hughesville, and Gary W. (Deb) Houseknecht of Elysburg; a sister, Erla E. Campbell of Hughesville; a brother, Gerry L. "Benny" (Donna) Houseknecht of Hughesville; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, Gary was preceded in death by a brother, William C. Houseknecht Sr.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, September 17, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Pastor Craig Livermore officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the North Mountain Sportsmen Association, c/o Tom Robbins, 300 Champion Hill Rd., Muncy Valley, PA 17758.

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

 

Posted: September 12, 2016




Barbara J. "Barb" (Losell) Miller

Barbara J. "Barb" (Losell) Miller, 78, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016, at Valley View Nursing Home. Barb was preceded in death by her husband, Harold S. "Scotty" Miller.

Born December 23, 1937, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Kathryn (Koch) Losell.

Barb worked many years for the former Mid-Penn Magazine. She was an avid Nascar fan and enjoyed collecting Bill Elliott memorabilia. She also enjoyed listening to George Strait music.

Surviving are two brothers, Ronald (Sandy) Losell, of Mechanicsburg and Charlie (Linda) Losell, of Williamsport; a sister, Judy (Dave) Conklin, of Montoursville; a devoted friend, Gail Patton, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, James, George, and infant Gary Wayne, and a sister, Louise Gibson.

A funeral service to honor the life of Barb will be held noon Tuesday, September 13 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s name to the Alzheimerás Association, 57 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18740.

The family would like to thank the staff of Valley View Nursing Home and Meadows Assisted Living for their loving and devoted care over the past years.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: September 9, 2016

Molly M. Logue

Molly M. Logue, 51, of Gamble Twp., passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016. She was born August 29, 1965 in Altoona, the daughter of Lawrence and Emily Jackson McConnell.

Molly was a graduate of Carlisle High School; she worked at Acme Barbecue, Flatiron Salon, Herman and Luthers, and doing anything her husband and children needed. She was a member of the Church of Assumption Catholic Church; she enjoyed sewing, cooking, entertaining, and her granddaughters.

Molly is survived by her parents of Emerald Isle, NC; her husband of 33 years, George E. “Herman” Logue; sons, George E. (Danielle Logue and Cade L. Logue, both of Montoursville; daughter, Cassidy L. (Timothy) mayo of Trout Run; brother, Troy (Shelbia) McConnell of Freeburg; sister Amy Carter of Williamsport; granddaughters, Charlotte K. and Frances M. Logue, and baby girl to be.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 12, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Church of Assumption Cemetery, Cascade Twp. There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Molly M. Logue Hospitality Scholarship Fund c/o Penn College Foundation, 1 College Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: September 9, 2016

Michael E. Jones

Michael E. Jones, 62, of Mohrsville for the past 25 years and formerly of Williamsport, passed away at Thomas Jefferson Univ. Hosp. on Wednesday August 31, 2016.

Mike was born in Williamsport on March 22, 1954 a son of Nestor V. Jr. and Evelyn M. (Snyder) Jones.

He had been employed at Royal Green Scrapyard, He enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing and going on vacation with family.

He and his wife, the former Sherry A. Harner, celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary on November 2, 2015. Surviving in addition to his wife are siblings, Esther M. (Don) Pepperman of Duboistown, Nestor V. (Sue) Jones Jr. of Cogan Station, Alan J, (Peggy) Jones of Williamsport, three step-sisters Patty Trim, Linda (Ed) Hively, Lisa and a step-brother Cliff (Daria) Garman, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his step-mother Dorothy Garman.

A memorial service will be held 12:00 Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, 601 Market St., Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in Michael’s name may be made in support of the bone marrow unit at Jefferson, checks made payable to Jefferson and mailed to: Office of Institutional Advancement, 125 S. Ninth St., Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 1910

 

Posted: September 12, 2016

 




Frederick L. Pettit III

Frederick L. Pettit III, 45, of Williamsport passed away Sunday Sept. 4, 2016.

He was born in Williamsport on July 19, 1971, son of Frederick L Pettit Jr. and Holly Hakes Pettit.

He loved music and singing karaoke.

Surviving in addition to his father of South Williamsport and mother of Avis are his step mother Sandra Pettit of South Williamsport; sister, Eileen R. Hughes of Avis; half-brother, Matthew J. Pettit of Montoursville; step-sister, Brenda Yanz of Pineville, La. and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive family and friends Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St. Williamsport.

Burial at Twin Hills Memorial Park will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray funeral expenses.

 

Posted: September 8, 2016

James Lee Hackney

James Lee Hackney, age 69, died in Orlando Florida.

Arrangements will be announced at a later date.

Submitted by the family.

 

Posted: September 8, 2016

Kenneth G. Harman

Kenneth G. Harman, 82, of State College and formerly of Montoursville, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016 in State College. He was born October 14, 1933 in Mill Hall a son of Kenneth G. and Ruby Clark Harman, Sr.

Ken was the former owner, operator of Harman Sunoco in Montoursville. He was a 1951graduate of Williamsport High School and was a Korean War veteran serving in the Army. He was a member of the Eugene Grafius American legion, Post # 104 in Montoursville; was a member of Mountain Meadows Hunting Club, the Wheel Inn, the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, was a life member of the Willing Hand Hose Company, and a member of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church.

Ken was predeceased by his parents; his wife, the former Nancy J. Fortner, and sister, Colleen Jones.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley F. Naugle; his children, Jeffrey S. (Tony) Harman of Williamsport, Tanya L. (Don) Beck of Williamsport, Patrick J. (Elaine) Slattery of Loyalsock Twp., Timothy S. (Christina) Slattery of Montgomery, Maureen E. Slattery of Loyalsock Twp., Jeff (Joanne) Naugle of Pittsburgh, Julie (John) Thomas of Chattanooga, TN, and Lisa (Jim) Giacoble of Tallahassee, Fl. He is also survived by his sisters, Sally Hollick of Concord, NC, Linda Esposit of Jersey Shore; 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St. Montoursville with the Rev. David C. Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co. Friends will be received Tuesday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: September 9, 2016




Richard G. “Dick: Thompson

Richard G. “Dick: Thompson, 84, of Montoursville, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016 at his home. He was born May 10, 1932 in Emporium, PA a son of John M. and Geraldine Haviland Thompson.

Dick retired after 40 years of service at the former GTE Sylvania, and had also worked 22 years for the Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships. He was a former member of the Wallis Run Rod and Gun Club and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a long time avid bowler bowling in the Williamsport leagues.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, the former Maxine Sauter, and sister, Connie Rall.

Dick is survived by his children, Richard J. (Kathy) of Montoursville, Dawn E. (Craig) Harting of Muncy Valley, Michael D. (David Mangler) of Lewes, Delaware; grandchildren, Michelle L. (Thomas) McCraken, Joshuha (Shawn) Miller, and four great grandchildren.

At Dick’s request there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions may be made to: Susquehanna Home Health and Hospice, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: September 8, 2016

Carolyn S. “Toot” Beamer

Carolyn S. “Toot” Beamer, 72 of 2440 Northway Rd. Ext., passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at home.

Toot was born on October 19, 1943 in South Williamsport and was the daughter of Lewis and Helena Kennedy Conrad.

She was a 1961 graduate of South Williamsport High School. For over 30 years Carolyn was a dedicated employee at Kmart. She was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church. Carolyn enjoyed gardening, working outdoors and poetry.

Carolyn is survived by two sons, David Beamer, Hughesville, Jason Beamer, Williamsport; three daughters, Carol (Robert) Pardoe, Binghamton, NY, Diane (Andrew) Drajem, Jersey Shore, Jennifer Beamer, Williamsport; two brothers, James (Ann) Conrad, Hagerstown, MD, Mark (Dolores) Conrad, Trout Run; eight grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister Rosemary Albury

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 10, at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1225 Northway Rd., Williamsport with Reverend John J. Victoria officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends will be received at the church from 9 to 10:00 a.m.

Family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Carolyn’s name be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St, Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

Posted: September 8, 2016

John G. Asper

John G. Asper, 76, of Avis, went to be with his Lord, Monday, September 5, 2016. He was born in Lock Haven on March 19, 1940, the son of John B. and Grace (Uffelman) Asper. John and his loving wife, Vicki (Young) were married June 28, 1986 and were blessed with 30 years of marriage.

John was in the car sales business for 27 years, working for Candor Buick Auto and Don Breon Ford. In his earlier years he owned and operated his own logging business, worked for the forestry department as a forest fire warden for 20 years, the Artic Cat dealership, and Asperline Log Homes. John loved working in his yard, gardening, canning his own produce, cooking and baking. All his family loved his chocolate chip cookies. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and had a true passion for the pine creek valley. He enjoyed riding through the mountains just taking in the sights. John dearly loved his wife, family and his dog Lady. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and spending time with his family was important to him.

John is survived by his loving wife, Vicki , 4 daughters Cynthia Rainey (Dan) of Lock Haven, Carole Mahosky (Rod) of English Center, Virginia Freemole (Tom) of Granger, IN and Candace Confer (Dean) of Lock Haven; 10 grandchildren, Jason, Jennifer, Skye, Anthony, Lindsay, Zach, Maggie, Jaime, Megan, Zain; 16 great-grandchildren; Nate, Kodi, Josh, Tristen, Kira, Maceon, Trinity, Peyton, Chaelyn. Isabella, Layla, Olivia, Grady, Bryson, Collin and Axton. He is also survived by 1 brother, William Asper and his Mother-in-Law, Beulah Young.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Joni Marie Asper, 2 brothers Walter (Bud) Asper and Paul Asper, 3 sisters, Betty Larson, Lois Hibbler, Grace Kruhoffer.

A public visitation will be Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 11 am to 2 pm at Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will be providing the flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Lung Association, 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011, or www.lung.org

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

 

Posted: September 8, 2016




Helen V. Mentz

Helen V. Mentz, 73, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at her residence. Born in Bellwood, Fayette County, WV, on Monday, May 3, 1943, she was the daughter of the late William and Inez (Smith) Farley.

Helen was the wife of Julian D. Mentz with whom she would have celebrated a 52nd wedding anniversary on September 10, 2016.

She was a 1961 graduate of Ceredo Kenova High School and attend Marshall University at Huntington, WV. Helen was a homemaker.

She was an avid bowler and enjoyed crocheting.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Julian D. and wife Debbie Mentz, Jr., Ironton, OH; Steven A. and wife Stephanie Mentz, Watsontown, PA; Crystal D. Davis, Lock Haven, PA; Angela D. Clarke, Baltimore, MD; one brother, John and wife Jean Farley, Ceredo, WV; two sisters, Dorothy Lansford, Ceredo, WV; Kathy and husband Maynard Thomas; five grandchildren, Chelsea; Austin; Zechariah; Caleb; Dreama. Helen was preceded in death by her step-daughter Dreama Boster.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, September 9, 2016 with Carl E. Varner, pastor of the Mt. Deliverance Worship Center, officiating.

Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call on Friday from 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: September 6, 2016

Carl E. Eiswerth

Carl E. Eiswerth, 59 of 1845 Gap Road Allenwood Pa. died Monday September 5, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Carl was born in Williamsport on August 7, 1957 the son of Carl E. and Inge Fischer Eiswerth. He was a member of Elimsport United Methodist Church. He was a Marine Corp. Veteran. He is retired from Sam’s Club where he was a tire technician. He enjoyed the outdoors, was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing.

Surviving beside his mother Inge of Williamsport is his wife the former Janet Y. Watts. He was also survived by son Carl Jr. of Elimsport and step children Carl Berry of Muncy and Tara Tyson of Millersburg, Pa., 8 grandchildren, a sister Barbara Tompkins of Hughesville a brother Emerson J. Eiswerth and sister Mary Eiswerth both of Williamsport

He was preceded in death by his father Carl and brother Paul Eiswerth.

Funeral services will be held in Elimsport United Methodist Church Box 16145 South Route 44, Elimsport, Pa. on Friday at 2 pm.

Friends may call at the church on Friday from 12:30 until the time of services. His pastor the Rev. Michael Hill will officiate.

Burial will be in Elimsport Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Elimsport United Methodist Church. Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: September 6, 2016

Roberta Louise Burkett Webb

Roberta Louise Burkett Webb, 72, of Williamsport, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born Feb. 10, 1944, in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Herbert J. Tuck Sr. and Lillian (Peterson) Tuck.

Roberta was a divine member of Maple Street AME Zion Church and Freedom House Community Worship Center where she served as a deaconess and treasurer.

She worked as a home health care aid provider and mentor and later retired as a Dietician from Paoli Nursing Home.

Roberta and her husband, Jerry, loved walks in the park and the mall where she would enjoy sitting in the massage chairs. She appreciated her favorite television shows on the Sci-Fi channel and watching movies. She enjoyed being outdoors, especially in the summer and fall to bare witness to the rebirth of God’s creation, the value of life, everyone in it, and how she has also blossomed. Roberta had a gift for helping and caring for others unconditionally and placing herself last. She loved the embrace and fellowship of God with family, friends, and fellow church members. Most of all Roberta cherished spending time with the love of her life Jerry, family and friends.

Surviving are her husband, Jerry L. Webb; two sons, Andre Burkett and Louis Burkett III, both of Philadelphia; a daughter, Anissa Phillips, of Philadelphia; five grandchildren; a brother, Jerome Tuck, of Philadelphia; two sisters, Lillian Tuck, of Williamsport and Linda Tuck, of Philadelphia; three step sons, Jerry S., Shawn D. and LeJer L. Webb, all of Williamsport; six stepgrandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and several friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Teresa Ray.

A memorial service to honor the life of Roberta will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Roberta’s name to Kathryn K. Lundy Breast Center, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: September 8, 2016




Frederick T. Brass

Frederick T. Brass, 88, of Montoursville, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born May 1, 1928 in Montoursville a son of Murl and Lillian German Brass.

Fred was a retired truck driver. He was a Korean War Veteran serving in the Army Corp of Engineers; was a member of the American Legion Post # 1 in Williamsport, and was a life member of the Willing Hand Hose Volunteer Fire Co., Montoursville.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, the former A. Mary Heffner, son Robert, brother Charles, and sister, Margaret Wood.

He is survived by his son Frederick T. Brass, Jr. of N.Y. C; daughter, Christine (Charles) Moon of Montoursville; sister, Mary Ellen (Raymond) Dincher of Montoursville; six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick officiating. Interment will follow in the Resurrection Cemetery with Military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co. A viewing for friends and family will be held Thursday from 1 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: September 6, 2016

Jane E. Straka

Jane E. Straka, 96, of Williamsport, died Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville.

Jane, the daughter of the late Grant and Thelma M. (Tompkins) Person, was born in Duboistown on June 16, 1920; worked in an aircraft factory during WWII; and retired from the PA Dept. of Agriculture in 1983.

She was a member of the Duboistown UM Church, Williamsport Loyal Order of Moose WOTM, and Top of the Hill, and she loved traveling with the Merry Makers, as well as dancing to Big Band music. Jane was fond of going out to eat, with desserts and sweets being her favorites.

She enjoyed caring for her home by doing her own repairs and yard work, and was noted for growing beautiful flowers and delicious tomatoes. Jane was also known for baking many cookies to share at Christmas. She was independent, priding herself on facing many challenges, including learning to use a computer at 86. People close to her knew her as spunky and social, and bingo was a special delight in her life, as were the many friends she met there. Jane also volunteered for local churches at their yard sales. While an avid collector of elephants and costume jewelry, Jane’s greatest love was her family, her many friends, and the times they shared.

Jane is survived by her son, Michael J. Straka (Tammy) of Elizabeth City, NC; daughter Sandra Grafius (Joseph) of S. Williamsport; four grandchildren: Peter, Devon, and Martin Grafius, and Kelson Straka; and two step-grandchildren: Robbie and Trey Morton.

A memorial celebration will be held at a later date, and any contributions may be directed to an animal rescue or other charity. Arrangements are being handled by Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 W. 4th St., Williamsport.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: September 6, 2016

Stephen R. "Hurdy" Hurd

Stephen R. "Hurdy" Hurd, 59, of Black Bear Dr., Lock Haven passed away Monday, September 5, 2016 at his home.

Born on March 5, 1957 in Lock Haven, he was the son of Richard and Madeline Martin Hurd who survive in Lock Haven.

Steve graduated from Lock Haven High School.

He was employed as a welder by CMC Joist and Deck, New Columbia, until their closing.

Steve was married to the former Cheryl "Chick" Boatman whom he would have celebrated nine years of marriage with in October.

He attended the Assembly of God Church, Jersey Shore.

Steve lived for the outdoors, particularly hunting, fishing, and trapping.

He also enjoyed football, boating, and riding his Harley Davidson.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by children: Chris Boring, Ricky Fetzer, Stan Hurd, Amber McCaslin, Christina Hurd, Heather Dodson, Shawne Boring, and Tiffany Fetzer; a brother, Mark Hurd; grandchildren: Kearston Andrus, Addison, Tyler, and Logan "The Baseball Player" Dodson, Jaidon and Alexis Fetzer, and Saraya, Thomasina, Nicholas, and Christopher, Jr. Boring; and his beloved dog, PoPo.

A private Celebration of Life will take place at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at Woolrich Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Steve's name may be made to the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, PA 17745 to offset funeral expenses.

 

Posted: September 6, 2016




Arnold J. Betts Sr.

Arnold J. Betts Sr., 83, of Montoursville, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at the Hillside Senior Living Community.

Born May 31, 1933, in Williamsport he was a son of Arthur and Grace Betts.

Arnie served in the Army Postal Service during the Korean War. He retired from the Williamsport Sun-Gazette after more than 40 years of employment. Arnie was a life-long member of St. Boniface Parish where he served on the church council, worked with the school committee, helped with early carnivals, and sang in the church choir. He was a member of the Gesang Verein Harmonia organization where he enjoyed singing in the choir. This Eagle Scout was a long-time Scout Master of Saint Boniface, Troop 35. He also served the Susquehanna (West Branch) Council for several years earning the Silver Beaver Award for his efforts. As a member of the Alpine Club of Williamsport Arnie helped blaze portions of the Loyalsock Trail and participated in many hiking activities. He enjoyed camping, hiking, canoeing, biking and traveling to the many National Parks this country has to offer. Arnie also enjoyed traveling to take an active interest in the lives of all of his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mary Jane (Neidig) Betts and three brothers Richard, Charlie and Arthur Betts and Margaret Rougeux

Surviving are five children, Arnold Jerome (Michele) Betts Jr. of Linden, Julia Ann (Joseph) Lemon, of Lynchburg, Va., Katrina Jean (Andrew) Gekoskie, of Jupiter, Fla., Thomas Andrew (Michelle) Betts, of Mertztown, and Matthew Jonathan Betts, of Montoursville, in addition to 13 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Boniface Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport.

Interment will be in St. Boniface Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

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

Flowers will be provided by the family.

 

Posted: September 6, 2016

Reverend Charles L. Brooks

Reverend Charles L. Brooks, 83, of Allenwood, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016.

Reverend Brooks, son of the late Ernest and Peggy Brooks, was born on September 15, 1932 in Jersey Shore.

Charles is survived by his wife Mary (Betty) Everly Brooks. They were married on July 1, 1951 and recently observed their 65th wedding anniversary. Additionally, Charles is survived by three sons and a daughter, David (Jennifer) of Rockwall, TX, Steven of Hughesville, Daniel (Susan) of Lock Haven, and Merilee (Gary) of Montoursville. Charles is survived by 10 grandchildren, Cyndi, Janelle, Natalie, Nevin (Amy), Bryan, Evan, Abigail, Kelsi, Micah, Trevor, and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, E. Byron (Martha) of Jersey Shore and Gale (Patsy) of Avis. In addition to his parents, Charles was predeceased by one granddaughter, Karen.

Charles was a graduate of Jersey Shore Area schools and the Practical Bible Training School, Johnson City, NY. He served three pastorates, Bentley Creek Baptist Church, Gillett, Lambs Creek Bible Church, Mansfield, and Anthony Baptist Church, Jersey Shore. Additionally, Charles worked at Susquehanna Distributing and Storage and retired from General Cable, both of Montoursville.

Services will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016. Charles will be laid to rest at Jersey Shore Cemetery at 9:00 AM followed by visitation at 10 – 11 a.m. and celebration of life services at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Elimsport, Allenwood. Pastor Todd Baker and Dr. David Brooks, officiating.

Memorial gifts may be given to First Baptist Church of Elimsport, 16838 State Route 44, Allenwood, PA 17810.

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

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: September 6, 2016

Donna G. Kirkner

Donna G. Kirkner, 95, a resident of Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville, PA, formerly of Muncy, PA, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at her residence. Born in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday, September 15, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Brady and Hazel (Shaw) Zerbe.

Donna was the widow of Oscar W. Kirkner who preceded her in death on February 24, 1993.

She was a 1939 graduate of Muncy High School and attended the Williamsport School of Commerce.

Donna was employed in the cafeteria of the Muncy Valley Hospital at Muncy and was previously employed in the cafeteria of the Myers Elementary School and by the former Montgomery Mills.

She was a former member of the St. James Episcopal Church at Muncy. Donna was a member of the Muncy Garden Club. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed music.

Donna is survived by three children, Garreth W. Kirkner, Allentown, PA; Lora Jane Spencer, Muncy, PA; Kevin J. Kirkner, Muncy, PA and one sister, Althea Minier, also a guest at Valley View Nursing Center. She is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Elsie Tass and her brother, Paul Zerbe.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Interment will be in the Muncy Cemetery.

Friends may call on Thursday from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 215 S. Main Street, Muncy, PA 17756 or to the Muncy Garden Club, C/O Thelma George, 101 Carpenter Street, Muncy, PA 17756.

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

 

Posted: September 6, 2016




Lori A. Brittain

Lori A. Brittain, 54, of Hughesville, died Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born January 19, 1962 in Muncy, she was a daughter of Wilma P. (Mollenkopf) and the late Richard E. Brittain Sr.

Lori enjoyed crocheting, Penn State Football, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Philadelphia Phillies. She was known for her crazy hats and wigs, usually coinciding with upcoming holidays, and for winning everything she could from WILQ.

Here is a poem titled “I’m Not Sorry,” that describes Lori,

I’m not sorry I started life “broken”
It offered me challenges to overcome many don’t experience

I’m not sorry for my for my family’s worry.
It taught them to love more deeply than many ever do.

I’m not sorry for being different.
I’ve taught many to see each other for who we are.

I’m not sorry for making myself look silly.
It brought you a smile when you needed it.

I’m not sorry our paths crossed in this life.
God felt we needed each other.

I’m not sorry my time has come to a close.
God, Jesus, and my Dad needed me…and…I can finally WALK!!!

I’m not sorry if my loss makes you sad.
It means at one time I must have touched you and made you smile

Please celebrate my life, and when you find yourself in a dark place or time, think of my smile and silly hats, because I’m still there…in your heart.

Just before she passed, one thing that she was able to say clearly was… “I’ll miss everybody”

We will certainly miss you Little Sister. Farewell and Godspeed

Surviving in addition to her mother is a brother, Richard E. (Beth) Brittain Jr. of Hughesville; a niece, Misty (Erich) Emick of Montoursville; a nephew, Richard E. (Alli) Brittain III of Williamsport; two great nieces, Cadence and Rachael Emick; an uncle, Thomas (Peach) Brittain of Muncy; a special cousin, Peggy Hiller of Allenwood; and several other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death her grandparents, Frank and Jean (Burk) Mollenkopf and Howard and Vergena (O'Brien) Brittain; and two special aunts, Tina Prokop and Thelma DiMassimo.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, September 17 at the Friends Church, Hughesville, with Rev. Dan Cale officiating.

Lori loved attending church at Hughesville Friends Church, but she could not tolerate extreme heat, and missed many warm weather services. To help others with this, the family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Hughesville Friends Church "Air Condtioning Fund"., 137 South Third Street, Hughesville, PA 17737.

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

 

Posted: September 6, 2016

David A. “Dave” Vroman

David A. “Dave” Vroman, 62, of Linden, died on Friday, September 2, 2016 at The Gatehouse.

David was born on March 16, 1954 in Blossburg and was the son of Margaret Anne (Collister) Vroman of Wellsboro and the late Judson James Vroman. He had worked for American Lumber for 24 years then worked for Danzer Americas Veneer. He was a member of the Marine Corp League/Toys for Tots and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his life partner of 20 years; Robbin L. Gardner of Linden, one son; David A. Vroman, Jr. “Cricket” of Trout Run, two grandchildren; Joshua D. and Kryslynne L. Vroman, four brothers; James M. Vroman of Ralston, Russell W. Vroman of Mansfield and Mark J. Vroman and Dallas E. Bastion, both of Ralston, four sisters; Dawn M. Route of Roaring Branch, Bonnie L. Vroman of Burlington, Jean C. Takach of Canton and Starr A. McLaughlin of Ralston.

There will be a gathering of family and friends to celebrate his life on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. at Mt. View Fellowship, Bodines, PA.

The family requests that no flowers be sent, but rather memorial contributions made to Susquehanna Health Foundation/ marked Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or St. Jude’s, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are being handled by Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 W. 4th St., Williamsport.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: September 6, 2016

Caleb David Smith

Caleb David Smith, 26, of Williamsport, died Thursday, September 1, 2016 at his home.

Born June 29, 1990 in Williamsport, he was a son of David N. Smith and Kathy J. (Barto) Smith.

Caleb graduated magna cum laude in 2012 from Shippensburg University with a BS in Bio Chemistry. He then earned his Master’s Degree in Bio Medical Sciences from the Commonwealth Medical College, finishing second in his class. Caleb was very passionate about his education and was a member of the National Honors Society while at Shippensburg, and was a member of the National Honors Society for Medical Students at Commonwealth.

Caleb was a people person who enjoyed spending time with his friends. He had a passion for working on cars, and in his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his father, David N. (Connie) Smith of Hughesville; his mother Kathy J. (James Phillips) Smith of Williamsport; a brother, Amos D. (Amber) Smith of Muncy; a half-brother, Jason L. (Jenn) Barto of Wintersville, OH; a step-brother, Eugene F. (Erica) Weaver of Loganton; a step-sister, Loragene C. (Eric) Walker of Bellefonte; maternal grandparents, Fred (Mary) Barto of Hughesville; paternal grandfather, Myron T. Smith of Hughesville; step-grandparents, Don and Elda Holdren; several aunts and uncles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Caleb was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Lillian Smith.

Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Friday, September 9, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Dan Cale officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: September 6, 2016




Bradford P. Kennedy

Bradford P. Kennedy, 63, of Williamsport, formerly of Nisbet, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016 at home, surrounded by his family.

Brad was born October 11, 1952, in Williamsport, a son of Ruth Wyland Swank, Williamsport and the late William Kennedy.

Brad loved his family, his best friend, Bruni M. Turner and his cat Dewey. He enjoyed hunting, camping, mowing grass and being outdoors.

In addition to Brad’s mother, he is survived by a sister, Jacqueline K. (Jeffrey) Whiteman, Williamsport and 7 nieces and nephews, Jimmy, Tyler, Zach, Krissa, Kaydence, Zoey and Virginia.

In addition to Brad’s father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Kristie Young.

A funeral service to honor the life of Brad will be held at 7:00m pm Tuesday September 6, 2016 by Rev. David Fischel at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. A private graveside service will be held at Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701, to care for the cats.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: September 1, 2016

Patricia Marie Baldwin

Patricia Marie Baldwin, 75, formerly of Williamsport, PA went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 19, 2016 in her home in Venice, FL. Born on January 15, 1941 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Joseph and Lillian (Bailey) Trudeau. Paddy was a 1958 graduate of Williamsport High School and a 1985 graduate of the Williamsport Area Community College, now Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Paddy started her career at Northern Central Bank, which eventually became Commonwealth Bank, in Williamsport. She rose through the ranks in banking, and was instrumental in organizing one of the first banking divisions for women called “Women – Bank on Us”, where married women could open their own bank accounts. In 1982, she moved to Williamsport Area Community College to start the College’s new Word Processing department. She spent 2 weeks at IBM with a computer and a stack of manuals to learn word processing. She then moved into the position of helpdesk coordinator, where she stayed until she retired.

Paddy was a devout Methodist and a member of Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist in Williamsport and Christ United Methodist in Venice, FL. She remained active with the organization of the WAHS Class of 1958 reunion committee. She loved to play golf and cards, garden, sing, read, travel and create oil paintings.

Her biggest joy was her family. Surviving are a daughter, Heather Baldwin Allison (Daniel) of Montoursville, a son Michael Baldwin, Sr. (Jennifer) of Absecom, NJ, and five grandchildren: Kane and Connor McLean and Michael, Genevieve and Lyndsea Baldwin, and a sister Pamela Nagy (Andrew) of Montoursville. She was also especially close with her niece, Lisa Waldman Copenhaver (Greg) of State College, as well as many other family members and friends throughout the United States.

A Celebration of Life was held with many of her close friends from Florida on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Farmington Estates in Venice, officiated by Pastor Mike Hudson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 10 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street in Williamsport, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Elimsport Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Pennsylvania College of Technology Foundation, One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to Christ United Methodist Church, 1475 Center Road, Venice, FL 34292.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.sandersmortuary.com

Posted: September 2, 2016

Peyton D. McDonald

Peyton D. McDonald, 80, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at his home.

Peyton was born in Kansas City, Kansas on February 6, 1936 and was the son of the late Charles and Myra (Miller) McDonald. He graduated from Great Neck High School, New York and then earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Bucknell University, where he was a member of the social fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha and also elected to Omikron Delta Kappa leadership fraternity.

Following service in the US Army Reserves, Peyton worked at Sprout Waldron for 10 years. In 1969 he opened a brokerage office in Williamsport, associated with Hugh Johnson & Co. He continued as a broker for 40 years, retiring from Merrill Lynch in 2012.

Peyton is a familiar face on many boards. He served as campaign chairman and president of Hope Enterprises, where he continued to serve for 46 years. Likewise, he served on the board of the Lycoming United Way in many capacities and chairman of the board at Divine Providence, when it merged with Susquehanna Health. He was also proud to have been a part of the creation of the Penn College Foundation and president during the early years.

A member of the Covenant Central Church for 58 years, he faithfully served as deacon, elder and wherever needed.

An avid golfer and long-time member of the Williamsport Country Club, Peyton became club champion 3 times – in 3 different decades!

He is survived by his wife Frances (Beighley) “Peachy” McDonald, his sons; Peyton Jr. “Pedie” and Todd (Marlo) McDonald, his grandchildren; Gabriel and Gwendolyn and his brother; John L. McDonald of Houston, TX. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother; Charles McDonald.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Enterprises, Inc., 2401 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Services will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 W. 4th St., Williamsport.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: September 6, 2016




 

 

Vernon L. Lynch

Vernon L. Lynch, 86 of Tampa, FL, passed away August 26, 2016 in Fl. He was born July 23, 1930 in Montoursville, the son of Paul J. and Ethel G. Jones Lynch

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Jean; daughter, Terri Lynn, and siblings, Kenny, Donald, Shirley and Janice.

Vernon is survived by his daughters Debbie (Roy), Kathy, Sandy, and Kim (Chuck), Ann; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 8, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Marty Coffey officiating.

Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received Thursday morning at the funeral home from 10 - 11:00 a.m.

Spitler Funeral Home

 

Posted: September 1, 2016




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