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Obituaries ~ September 2017
 



Howard Joseph Schmack

Howard Joseph Schmack, 79, of South Williamsport, PA passed away peacefully at his home on September 25, 2017. He was born on January 30,1938 in Williamsport, PA. He was the son of the late Joseph Schliebener of Owego, NY. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Howard Schmack and his grandmother Hattie Schmack of Williamsport who adopted him and his predeceased brother Clarence Schmack at a young age. He attended St. Joseph’s Elementary School in Williamsport, PA and then graduated from Father Flanagan’s Boys Home in Boys Town, Nebraska in 1956.

He served in the U.S. Army and shortly after, he met his future wife Rita Naughton; they wed on April 22nd, 1964. At the time, he worked at the Muncy Luminary and then for J. Fred Bangert Linotype Co. In October 1967, he purchased the business. In July 1968, he purchased Business Men’s Press Inc. and combined the two into one facility in Williamsport, PA. He served in various leadership positions in the Jaycees, was a member of the Williamsport Rotary Club, served on the Lift 3 United Way Fund and a multitude of YMCA fundraisers. He helped annually with Wheel Club Christmas party, providing Christmas gifts for the community’s underprivileged children. In 1972, he purchased Central Pennsylvania Packaging Supplies Company in Williamsport, PA. The same year, he was elected President of the Williamsport Jaycees, served as Chairman for the Lycoming County March of Dimes, organized the first walkathon ever held in Lycoming County and raised pledges of more than $10,000. In 1973, he was named the Outstanding Young Man of the Year by the Greater Williamsport Jaycees.

In 1976, he began a new career with the Universal Investment Company of Harrisburg, where he served on the Board of Directors. In 1988, he was named Regional Chairman of Communication for Agriculture, a national non-profit rural organization that offers scholarships to high school students in rural areas and monitors legislative activities on rural issues. Throughout the 1990’s, he worked as a Salesman and Finance Manager at several area auto dealerships: Blaise Alexander Chevrolet, John Powell Chevrolet, Anchor Auto, Shirn’s and Breon. He was a life member of the Leroy O. Buck Post 7863 VFW and a member of the Saint Lawrence Catholic Church in South Williamsport, PA.

Upon retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his family and attending countless sporting events with them. He founded “You Ride I Drive” limousine service. He was always an avid race fan. He was the Advertising Manager for the A.Y. Shilling race team at the Clinton County Raceway and a loyal Dale Earnhardt Sr. fan.

He was a fixture in the bleachers clutching his own personal stat chart for his grandsons’ Hepburn-Lycoming and Mill Creek Little League games, Williamsport and Montoursville baseball games and Montoursville football games. His “favorite” granddaughter always counted on him being first in line to see her dance recitals and watch her cheer under the Friday Night Lights.

He was a dedicated Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts fan and loved the New York Yankees, and anyone that was playing the Boston Red Sox.

He is survived by his wife Rita Schmack, son Stuart Schmack and spouse Laura of Montoursville, daughter Ann Marie Fullerton and spouse Ronald of Williamsport, and four grandchildren: Matthew Fullerton of Williamsport, Derek Schmack and fiancée Sara Felden of Pittsburgh, PA, Joseph Fullerton of Williamsport, and Kristin Choate and spouse Alex of Bel Air, MD, as well as nephew Eric Schmack and spouse Wanda of Jarratt, VA, and step-mother Margaret Schliebener of Owego, NY.

Visitation will be held at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, PA 17701 from 1-2 p.m., on Saturday, September 30, with a memorial service to immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boys Town Nebraska at the web address: https://secure.boystown.org/Donate/
www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: September 28, 2017

Paul J. Solomon

Paul J. Solomon, 82, of Mill Creek Twp., Montoursville, died Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Williamsport Home. He married Anna R. (Patti) Solomon on December 15, 1956.

Born October 22, 1934 in Harmony, NJ, he is the son of the late Frank and Edna V. (Bowers) Solomon. Prior to his retirement, Paul was employed as a Soils Engineer for Penn D.O.T. He was well versed in scripture and enjoyed studying the bible. He also enjoyed gardening, genealogy, and farmed as a hobby.

Surviving in addition to his wife Anna, are a daughter, Denise L. (John) Bosch of Linden; two sons, Paul C. (Sharon) Solomon of Atglen, Keith A. (Karen) Solomon of Dillsburg; and five grandchildren, Stephanie Solomon, Rachel (Seth) McNaughton, Daniel (Ellen) Solomon, Emily Solomon, and David Bosch.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Dale S. Solomon.

Graveside funeral services will be at 1 P.M. on Saturday, September 30 at Huntersville Trinity Cemetery, Huntersville, PA.

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

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


Posted: September 28, 2017

Elaine C. Selleck

Elaine C. Selleck, 53, of Eldred Twp., passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born November 10, 1963 in Boston Mass. a daughter of the late Justin M. Sweatt, and Patricia Craven Sweatt.

Elaine had worked at Webb Communications and along with her husband enjoyed cat rescue which numbered over 20 rescues.

She is survived by her mother of Stoughton, Mass; her husband of 19 years and companion of 25 years, David A. Selleck; sister, Michelle Barr of Mansfield, Mass.; her niece Melissa and nephew Christopher.

A Memorial Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Burial will be private in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers contributions the family suggests contributions be made to LAPS, 195 Phillips Park Dr., South Williamsport, PA 17702. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral home, Montoursville.


Posted: September 28, 2017




Chad S. Stutzman

Chad S. Stutzman, 39, of Muncy, died Monday, September 18, 2017.

Surviving are his parents, Robert L. and Deborah J. (Magargle) Stutzman; a sister, Melissa L. (Wade) June of Cogan Station; a step-brother, Robert C. (Diane) Stutzman of Greensburg; and maternal grandmother, Betty Magargle of Muncy.

Funeral services will held at the convenience of the family.

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

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


Posted: September 26, 2017

Patricia L. Hammaker

Patricia L. Hammaker, 78, of Duboistown, died peacefully Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital from complications of COPD.

Born October 9, 1938, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of James OáBrien and Ethel (Reich) O'Brien Fritz.

Pat was a 1957 graduate of South Williamsport High School. She had worked at Carlucci Aluminum, H. Warshow & Son, GTE Sylvania, and was co-owner of Hammaker Roofing. She had served on Duboistown Council and was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, the Zafar Grottoettes, and Faxon Bowling League. Pat had been a cub scout leader, and the swim coach for South Williamsport during the summer, and the YMCA in the winter. She enjoyed her fellowship at the Dunkin Donuts Loyalsock coffee club every morning.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years Gerald C. Hammaker whom she married Sept. 3, 1960; a son, Gerald C. Hammaker II, of Williamsport; grandson, Payton Eric Hammaker, of Williamsport; brother, Rodney O'Brien (Gail), of Williamsport; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to honor the life of Patricia will be held 7 p.m. Friday, September 29 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 S. Howard St., South Williamsport, with the Rev. Joshua L. Reinsburrow officiating. The family will greet visitors following the service in Shaheen Hall at church. Burial will be private in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Pat's name be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 S. Howard St., South Williamsport, PA 17702 or Lycoming College memo Patricia Hammaker, mail to Lycoming College Development Office, 700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701. Donations will assist the swim team at Lycoming College.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: September 26, 2017

Dotty J (Hill) Karschner

Dotty J (Hill) Karschner, 90, of Montoursville, died Monday, Sept. 25th, 2017, peacefully at her home.

She was born in Williamsport, a daughter of Harry and Lydia (Schreiber) Hill.

Dotty grew up on Hepburn Street in Williamsport. She had neighborhood friends from childhood that she continued to be friends with throughout her life. She attended Cochran Elementary, Curtain Middle and Williamsport High School. After graduation in 1945, she worked at Stroehmann’s Bakery as a bookkeeper for seven years. She married Robert Carl Karschner on April 29, 1950.

Dotty was a life-long member of the Fairfield United Methodist Church where she was the treasurer of the WSCS. Over the years, she enjoyed sewing and crafts, ice skating, roller skating, square dancing, cooking, church banquets, babysitting, travelling the USA and helping her husband with tax collection in Fairfield Township for 28 years.

In addition to her husband Robert, she was predeceased by an older sister, Marguerite Elizabeth (Betty) Mosso, a younger brother, Dale Monroe, and a beloved granddaughter, Amanda Karschner.

Dotty is survived by six children, Patricia A. Russell of Willow Grove, PA, Carlene J. (Daniel) Keyte of Montoursville, Dale M. (Pam), William R. (Kathy), Robert C. (Shelly) Jr. and Keith A. (Sheila), all of Montoursville; thirteen grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on October 9, 2017, at Fairfield United Methodist Church, 833 Fairfield Church Road, Montoursville. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the church Monday morning from 10 to 11, followed by a memorial service.

The family will provide the flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home.


Posted: September 28, 2017




George O. Page

George O. Page, 79, a resident of Watsontown, PA, formerly of Allenwood, PA, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in the Geisinger Medical Center at Danville. Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming Co., PA on Sunday, October 17, 1937, he was the son of the late W. Merle and Barbara (Allbeck) Page.

George was a 1956 graduate of Montgomery High School. He was raised on the family farm and was a self taught butcher working in retail. He passionately sold his products at the local fairs, operating Page's Concessions for over forty years until his health declined. For many years he supported Warrior Run football through his French fry stand.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church at Montgomery. George enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and watching Penn State football.

He is survived by three daughters, Judy L. and husband Ken Bloom of New Columbia, PA; Jackie P. and husband Mark Johnson of Sayre, PA; Julie L. and husband Brian Griner of Watsontown, PA and his sister, JoAnn and husband Fred Murray of Montgomery, PA. George is also survived by seven grandchildren, Jordan Loftus; Bethani and husband Mike Blessee; Joshua and wife, Lindsay Loftus; Ashley Bloom; Zachary Wisniewski; Paige Wisniewski; Mikayla Griner and one great-granddaughter, McKenna Dauberman. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. from the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery with Reverend Theodore Cockley, interim pastor, officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday at the church from 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Warrior Run Area Ambulance, 1125 Main Street, Watsontown, PA 17777.

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


Posted: September 25, 2017

Kelly L. Formica

Kelly L. Formica, 53, of Williamsport died Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born July 7, 1964 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Anthony M. and Gloria J. Houser Formica, Jr.

Kelly attended All Saints Episcopal Church. She enjoyed motorcycles and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her mother, Gloria Formica of Williamsport, a sister Jackie Martinez of Williamsport, six nephews, two nieces, one aunt, and two step sisters, Christine Williams and Kimberly Formica.

She was preceded in death by her father and siblings, Walter Gair, Ida Mae Gair, Karen Gair and Laura Sponenberg.

A memorial service to honor the life of Kelly will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 510 Beeber Street, Williamsport with Rev. Lauri Kerr, officiating.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: September 26, 2017

Curtis A. “CUJO” Johnson

Curtis A. “CUJO” Johnson, 67, of Loyalsock Township passed peacefully at home on Sunday, September 24, 2017 after battling ALS and FTD.

Born April 7, 1950, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Adam Rankin, Sr. and Joan (Johnson) Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Adam Rankin Johnson, Jr.

A 1969 graduate of Loyalsock Township High School, Curtis attended Ferrum College and graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1975 where he met his wife Barb of 41 years.

Curtis loved his community, athletics, and most of all, his family. He played collegiate football and baseball and coached softball for over 30 years. He was the President of the Loyalsock Booster Club for 18 years and was a fan and supporter of all Loyalsock athletics. Curtis was known for his pep talks and lived by his own motto PSD -- Pride, Spirit, Dedication. He loved watching his daughters and granddaughters during their athletic events and was always their number 1 fan in everything they did.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara C. (Contristan) Johnson whom he married August 1, 1976, daughters Julia French (Tim) of Williamsport and Leigh (fiance Matthew Kaczmarczyk) of Philadelphia, three granddaughters Rylie, Brynlie, and Aynslie French and a brother Joseph Johnson (Karla) of North Haledon, NJ.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, September 27 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. A service to honor the life of Curtis will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, September 28 at Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St, Williamsport, with the Rev. Douglas M. Eberly officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery (yes – across the bridge).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Rd # 260, Ambler, PA 19002 or Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St, Williamsport, PA 17701.

GO LANCERS !

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: September 26, 2017




Joseph R. “Joe” Baker

Joseph R. “Joe” Baker, 53, of Watsontown, died Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born June 18, 1964 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Harold J. and Viola M. (Lanning) Baker.

Joseph enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting, and was an avid gun enthusiast. He enjoyed old western movies, repairing vehicles and helping his family.


He is survived by two sisters, Marcia L. Clark of Hughesville, and Florence C. Bartlow of Muncy; and three half-brothers, Robert L. Lanning of Jersey Shore, Gary Baker, and Robert Baker; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a half-sister, Joyce Sellinger; and a half-brother Richard Baker.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 29 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Lungerville Christian Cemetery, Unityville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 28th, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/give.html.

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


Posted: September 25, 2017

Delores I. “Dolly” Brass

Delores I. “Dolly” Brass, 81, of Williamsport and formerly of South Williamsport passed away peacefully Friday, September 22, 2017 at Manor Care North.

Born October 14, 1935 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Richard L. and Beatrice (Chapman) Shoalts.

Dolly was a member of Garden View Baptist Church for 38 years. She sang in the church choir and was very active, helping in various roles. Dolly was known for her excellent baking skills, especially her homemade pies.

Surviving in addition to her church family is her dear friend, Sandra (Charles) Houser, of Williamsport and many other special friends and relatives.

In addition to her parents Dolly was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, James W. Brass, on January 24, 2008 and a brother Richard Shoalts.

A graveside service to honor the life of Dolly will be held privately at Twin Hills Memorial Park Muncy.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dolly’s name to, Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: September 25, 2017

Beverly A. Miller

Beverly A. Miller, 86 of Williamsport, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 surrounded by family at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. She joined her husband of 62 years, John Henry Miller, Jr. in heaven who preceded her in death on August 19, 2014.

Born May 6, 1931 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Thomas H. and Pearl M. (Pasnault) Roller.

Beverly was an graduate of Williamsport High School Class of 1949 and a lifelong resident of the city. She retired in 1989 after 25 years of service working for Bell Telephone and AT&T as an operator. She was a AT&T Pioneer, and part of the Jolly Jesters Travel Club. Beverly was an avid bowler, participating in tournaments and the WIBC Bowling Association. She enjoyed all types of music, playing the piano and cards, especially with the What-A-Bunch Card Club. She volunteered with the United Churches Food Pantry but spent Sunday evenings playing games with her grandchildren, times she very much cherished.

Beverly was a 73 year member of St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church where she was very involved through the years. She attended the Isabel Krebs Sunday School Class for more than 60 years, was an original member of the St. Paul-Calvary Chimers, participated in Bible Study Fellowship, the United Methodist Women, and organized the Crop Walk for her church. Beverly was a devoted Christian who enjoyed visiting, sharing communion and the word of the Lord with shut ins, her family and others.

Surviving are three children, Sharlene (Jack) Clapper, of Williamsport, David (Rose) Miller, of Lock Haven, Anne (Lester) Bennett, of Linden; seven grandchildren, Sherry Clapper, John (Connie) Clapper, Rachelle (Scott) Eisenhower, Christopher (Megan) Miller, Jessica Bennett, James Bennett, and Jerry (Vanessa) Bennett; four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Kathryn, Brent, and Morgan, and, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Ellen Bock Barr, and a brother, Joseph H. Roller.

A funeral service to honor the life of Beverly will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 27, at St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church, 1427 Memorial Ave. Williamsport, with Rev. Jennett Wertz, officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Beverly’s name to, Handi* Vangelism Ministries International, PO BOX 122 Akron, PA 17501 or St. Paul-Calvary UMC, 1427 Memorial Avenue Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: September 25, 2017




Lawrence C. Spencer

Lawrence C. Spencer, 72 of Williamsport passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Gatehouse. He was born November 3, 1944 in South Williamsport a son of Leslie W. and Emma C. Forrest Spencer, Sr.

He is survived by three brothers and three sisters.

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


Posted: September 25, 2017

Elva M. Frick

Elva M. Frick, 73, of Montoursville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center. Surviving is her husband of 52 years, William C. Frick.

Born August 10, 1944, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Charles E. and Martha J. (Wurster) Green.

Elva was a graduate of Montgomery High School. She worked many years for Sarah Coventry Jewelry Company as a manager.

She was a member of Community Baptist Church since 2007.

A mother leaves us with a legacy of faith, hope, and love and a resolve to be an encouragement to others as she was to us. She was known for her wonderfully generous upbeat and loving personality. Always gracious and giving, she is and will remain in the hearts of her family, which to her were the most important aspect of her life. Her vivacious personality, determination in all things, and the attitude with which she lived her life was an inspiration to anyone fortunate enough to have crossed her path.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, William C. Frick, of Norman, Okla. and J. Edward Frick (Kerri), of Mount Joy; five grandchildren, Ian, Avery, Christian, Brielle, and Jameson Frick; and a sister, Linda L. Woodling, of Williamsport.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Neal Edward Green.

A brief funeral service to honor the life of Elva will be held 6 p.m. Monday, September 25 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. James F. Larkin and the Rev. Gregory P. Sanford co-officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Elva's name to Endurance P.O. Box 631280 Littleton, CO 80163 or Community Baptist Church 1853 S. R. Hwy 87 Montoursville, PA 17754.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: September 25, 2017

Mary R. Bowers

Mary R. Bowers, 77, of Unityville, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Gatehouse.

Born January 24, 1940 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late LaRue, Sr. and Phyllis (Temple) Hill.

Mary enjoyed puzzle books, reading novels and science fiction, and her cats and dogs.
She is survived by three sons, Sidney L. Bowers of Unityville, Jeff E. Bowers of Muncy, and Dennis E. Bowers of Lewisburg; a brother, George Hill of Williamsport; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a nephew, David A. Flick of Williamsport.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four siblings, Arlene Flick, Clyde Hill, David Hill, and LaRue Hill; and a grandson, Donald Bowers.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 27th, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, for friends and family.

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


Posted: September 25, 2017




Michael L. Kennedy

Michael L. Kennedy, 58, of 45 Back St., Lot 10, Montoursville, passed away at UPMC Williamsport following a brief illness. He and his wife the former Debbie Gee were married on August 11, 1994, and celebrated 23 years of marriage and have been a couple for 40 plus years.

He was born on Oct. 23, 1958, in Williamsport and was the son of Zeke and Marilyn Miller Kennedy.

Michael was a forklift driver for Delta. Grandchildren were his life.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, Brandon Guy, Williamsport; four daughters, Missy Guy, Tenn., Angela Weikle, Williamsport, Michele Kennedy, Williamsport, Opal Guy, Williamsport; two sisters, Nancy Kennedy Strothers, Williamsport, Terry Kennedy, Williamsport; thirteen grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Tina Wilson Anderson and Vicky Kennedy Smith, both of N.C.

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

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


Posted: September 25, 2017

Winford H. “Skip” Minium

Winford H. “Skip” Minium, 73, of Watsontown, died Sunday, September 17, 2017 at his residence.

He was born in Milton on February 15, 1944 and was the son of the late Howard and Anna (Bogart) Minium.

On June 28, 1969 Skip married the late Constance J. “Connie” (Vargo) and they celebrated 41 years of marriage together until her death on June 12, 2011.

Skip worked for Chef Boyardee for 22 years and retired in 2006. He was a member of the White Deer Park and he enjoyed his dogs, mowing grass, hunting, working outdoors, and his tractors.

Skip is survived by two brothers and one sister-in-law; Herbert “Butch” and Mary Minium and Eugene Minium both of Watsontown, three sisters; Lucile Waters of Mifflinburg, Grace Kitner of Watsontown and Patricia Yetter of Middleburg, three brothers-in-law; John (Jeanne) Vargo, Jr of Turbotville, Robert (Judy) Vargo of Massachusetts and David Vargo of Montandon, two sisters-in-law; Patricia (Ronald) Zearfoss of Texas, and Deanna (Larry) Shearer of Milton along with many nieces and nephews, specifically; Krista (Shawn) McMonigle of Muncy and Peter (Catherine) Vargo of Hawley.

In addition to his parents and wife, Skip was preceded in death by three sisters; Rachel Mitchell, Evelyn Baker and Emma Haines.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

A memorial service will be held at Warrior Run Manor, 1105 Main St., Watsontown on Sunday, October 15th at 3:00 pm. Burial will take place in Follmer Lutheran Church, Milton prior to the service.

Arrangements are being handled by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 North Front St., Milton.

Send Online Condolences at HeffnerCare.com


Posted: September 25, 2017

Virginia F. “Ginny” (Falker) Williams

Virginia F. “Ginny” (Falker) Williams, 102, of Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

She was married to the late J. Gould Williams who passed away on March 27, 1986. They celebrated 46 years of marriage before his death.

Virginia was born on October 14, 1914 in Mt. Carmel and was the daughter of the late John M. and Helena (Stief) Falker. She was a dedicated homemaker and was a member of Annunciation Church and the Holy Rosary Society. She enjoyed playing Bridge.

Virginia is survived by three daughters; Virginia “Ginny” Gallaugher (Leslie) of Walnut Creek, CA, Susan Gutosky (Adam) of Langhorne and Ann G. Darnell of Gettysburg, seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and dear nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one grandson and one brother; John M. Falker.

There will be a visitation 10 – 11 a.m. Monday, September 25, 2017 at the St. Joseph Worker Parish; Annunciation Church, 702 West 4th St., Williamsport where a mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Brian Van Fossen will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.

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 25, 2017




Dale S. Bickel

Dale S. Bickel, 84, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at Nippenose Valley Village.

He was married on April 9, 1955 to the former Jeanne M. (Hoffman) who survives and they have celebrated 62 ½ years as husband and wife.

Dale was born on January 9, 1933 in White Pine and was the son of the late Edward and Letha (Wesenforth) Bickel. He was a veteran of the US Army and served with the 82nd Airborne during the Korean War. He had worked as a supervisor in the sheet metal division of Brodart’s and retired in 2002. Dale was a former member of the VFW, American Legion and Elks. He was a founding member of the Shrewsberry Hunting Club and enjoyed hunting, coin collecting and eagle figurines.

In addition to his wife Jeanne, he is survived by six daughters; Deborah Vanemon (Steve) of Jersey Shore, Linda Dunkle (Neil) of Jersey Shore, Christine Christian (Edward) of Cogan Station, Karen Bower (Paul) of Williamsport, Lori Vanemon (Melvin) of Jersey Shore and Barbara Cohick (Timothy) of Rindge, NH, 11 grandchildren; Shannon Vanemon Lynn, Jason Vanemon, Kristen Welsh Calhoun, Michael Welsh, Phillip Havens, Justin Havens, Brandie Havens Williams, Amy Vanemon Seltzer, Ashley Vanemon Stover, Alanna Vanemon and Nicole Cohick Dennis and ten great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter; Rebecca Cohick, one grandson; John W. Calhoun III,one brother; Charles Bickel, two sisters; Betty Long and Janet Jovan and beloved brother in law; Bud Hoffman.

The memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Grace Fellowship Church, 19 West Ridge St., Avis. Visitation will be from 10-11 am. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com


Posted: September 19, 2017

Sandra J.”Sandy” Moyer

Sandra J.”Sandy” Moyer, 71, of Jersey Shore passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening, Sept. 13, 2017, at U.P.M.C. Susquehanna in Williamsport.

She was born in Jersey Shore June 17, 1946 the daughter of H. Eugene and Bernadine Messner Brown. She was a Jersey Shore High School graduate. Sandy married Richard L. Moyer June 17, 1966 and he survives.

Sandy was employed by the Jersey Shore School District administrative offices for over 41 years in the accounts payable department. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was very active with Bible Study and kitchen activities. She was a bloodmobile volunteer and enjoyed silk crafts, bird watching and puzzles. Sandy loved being with her two grandchildren Malin and Kallie.

Besides her husband Rick she is survived by two sons: Richard E Moyer and Michael A Moyer (Wendy) of Jersey Shore and her two granddaughters Malin and Kallie.

Sandy’s Life Celebration service will be held Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:00 am from Trinity United Methodist Church 1407 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore where a visitation will be held from 9:00 until service time. Interment will follow in Jersey Shore Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Red Cross 320 E Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the S.P.C.A. 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

To leave your fondest memories or condolences please visit www.rearickcarpenter .com


Posted: September 19, 2017

Bonnie Lee Vonada

Bonnie Lee Vonada passed away on September 19th, 2017 surrounded by her family.

Bonnie was born on August 31, 1940 to Lee and Nellie Rupert. She grew up in Beech Creek and attended Bald Eagle Nittany High School. She graduated in 1958 and then attended Lock Haven University. She worked briefly at Piper before spending 25 years at Keystone Central School District. She made a difference in the lives of many students and colleagues at Porter, Liberty Curtin, Mill Hall, McGhee and Elementary Schools.

She was united in marriage to William C. Vonada on September 12, 1964. They raised their family on their farm in Mackeyville. She worked with Bill on the family farm and always had a delicious meal ready for the farm crew. Bonnie enjoyed hosting gatherings of family and friends and she was an excellent cook and gracious hostess. She was very active in the community and treasured her family at Mackeyville United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Christian Women and Choir. She was also a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her husband William; sons Wade (Pam) Vonada, William (Dawn Francic) Vonada II and daughter Michelle (Anthony) Rossman and brother Keith Allen Rupert. Her grandchildren Evan, Megan, Lakyn, Bradyn, Nicholas, Garret and Payton brought her great joy in addition to her many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lee and Nellie Rupert, brother James Rupert and sister Eunice Lindsey.

A viewing will be held on Friday, September 22 from 6-8 in addition to a funeral on Saturday, September 23 at 11 AM with friends received an hour prior the service. The viewing and funeral will be held at Mackeyville United Methodist Church, 23 Fairground Road, Mill Hall, Pa 17751.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Clinton County Women’s Shelter, Mackeyville United Methodist Church or Ross Library.

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


Posted: September 25, 2017




Elsie E. (Casper) Peter

Elsie E. (Casper) Peter, 82, of McElhattan, passed away peacefully Monday, September 18, 2017 at UPMC Divine Providence Hospital.

She was born in Renovo on September 23, 1934, the daughter of the late Lewis R. Casper, Sr. and Madeline Conway Casper.

Elsie was a 1952 graduate of Renovo High School.

On November 23, 1962 in Winchester, Va she married William H. Peter, whom survives.

Elsie was employed in the business office of Lock Haven Hospital and Geisinger. She also worked as a beautician and as a daycare provider.

She was a member of the McElhattan United Methodist Church.

Elsie enjoyed camping, square dancing, volunteering for the local American Red Cross Blood Mobile, and attending card club with her friends.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Linda Lee Laubscher of Swissdale, Franklin W. (Charlene) Peter of McElhattan, Cynthia Renee Chitwood McClain of Lamar and Thomas W. (Patricia) Chitwood of McElhattan. Elsie was also blessed with 11 loving grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, James W. Peter; a daughter, Susan G. Chitwood; and ten siblings, Francis Storeman, Rosaline Hritzko, Doris Shank, Janet Kanouff, Joyce Eschenbaugh, Lewis Casper, Jr., Charles Casper, Jerome Casper, Gerald Casper and Stanley Casper.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 4 p.m. at the McElhattan United Methodist Church, 502 McElhattan Dr., McElhattan, Pa 17748 with Rev. David McElwee officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the McElhattan United Methodist Church.

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

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


Posted: September 19, 2017

James W. Workman, Jr.

James W. Workman, Jr., 83, of Mercer, Pa passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born in Lock Haven on January 31, 1934 to James W. Workman, Sr. and Jane Leitch Workman.

Mr. Workman married Harriet Timblin on December 7, 1991.

He worked for Hammermill Paper Company and then was a transport driver for Anchor Motor Freight in Lordstown, OH.

Mr. Workman attended White Chapel United Methodist Church in New Wilmington.

He is survived by his wife at the residence and three children: Debra Raines in Lock Haven, PA; Terri wife of Larry Leupold in Lock Haven; and James R. “Rusty” Workman and his wife Brenda in Milesburg, PA. He is also survived by 3 step children: Linda wife of Francis Kitchen in Avis, PA; Judy Watt in Hubbard, OH; and Jennifer Adams in Mercer, PA. One sister Sandra Wilson in Lock Haven survives as well as 8 grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and 17 step great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Robert “Bob” Workman.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745 with Rev. Steve Salmon officiating. Burial will follow at Tylersville Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Clinton County Community Connections.


Posted: September 19, 2017

Nancy Louise Miller

Nancy Louise Miller, 69, of Dushore, formerly of Forksville, died Sunday, September 17, 2017 at her home.

Born October 19, 1947 in Eagles Mere, she is the daughter of the late Willard C., Sr., and Doris P. (Shaffer) Miller. Nancy attended Loyalsock Jr. & Sr. High School, and Sullivan County High School, and was a graduate of Portland Community College, Portland, OR. Nancy was employed as a bookkeeper and accountant at various businesses in Pennsylvania, New York, Colorado and Oregon. She was also a restaurant owner and manager for many years. She was a member of the Sonestown American Legion, Post #601. Nancy enjoyed crafts including crocheting and art. She was a talented keyboard player and sang in nursing homes, senior centers, and participated in the talent contest at the Sullivan County Fair. She loved nature especially butterflies and waterfalls.

She is survived by three daughters, Sylvia Campbell of Dushore, Patty Hack of Millville, Margaret Ann Vanderpool Borden; and a brother: Steven A. Miller, Sr. of Forksville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Eugene Miller

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

Memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

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

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


Posted: September 19, 2017




Darlene C. Sevinsky

Darlene C. Sevinsky, 66, of Cogan Station, passed away, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at UPMC Presbyterian Pittsburgh.

Born Jan. 1, 1951, in Jersey Shore, she was a daughter of the late Raymond H. and Laura L. (Weigel) Minier.

Darlene was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School. She had a passion for being outdoors, kayaking, family cookouts and camping.

Surviving are her two daughters, Barbara A. Guthrie (Randy), of Williamsport and Janelle L. Allen (Matt), of Williamsport; her companion of more than 20 years, William Schauer and his children, Andria and Matt Schauer.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Darlene’s name to her daughter, Barbara Guthrie, 1746 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 to help defray cremation costs.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: September 18, 2017

Maurice D. Bieber, Sr.

Maurice D. Bieber, Sr., 88, of Cascade Twp., passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at his residence. He was born June 26, 1929 in Muncy a son of Harry Sr. and Mary Raup Bieber.

Maurice retired from the former Bethleem Steel and was a Korean War Veteran serving in the Army, and was a member of the Eugene Grafius American Legion Post 104. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Emery, William, Walter, Herman, and Harry “Art”, sisters, Dorothy Bitler, Katherine “Kate” Force and Thelma Painter.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years the former Reta G. Chapman; son, Maurice D. (Cathy) Bieber, Jr. of Trout Run; daughters, Norma J. (Craig) Cope of Buffalo WY, Lucy A. Bieber of Eldred Twp., Paula K. Emick of Loyalsock, and Charlene C. (Gregg) Fischer of Montoursville; brother, Howard (Peggy) Bieber of Orangeville; half-brothers, Ronnie and Jimmy Bieber; grandchildren, Danelle Forseth, Nathan Cope, Ryan Emick, Cassandra Bieber, Adan Fischer, Alex Fischer, and great grandchildren, Kendall Forseth, Henry Forseth, Miles Cope, Spencer Cope, Brianna Bieber, Bentley Emick, and Harper Emick.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Marie E. Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Barbours Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Saturday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions the family suggests contributions be made to the American Red Cross Texas Flood Victims, PO Box 37839
Boone, IA 50037-0839.


Posted: September 18, 2017

Thomas E. Fox

Thomas E. Fox, 66, of Montgomery, a resident at UPMC Susquehanna Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, passed away peacefully holding his Mother’s hand into his Savior’s arms on September 2, 2017.

Thomas was born September 21, 1950, was a 1968 graduate of Montgomery High School where he played basketball, track and football. Tom was a Specialty Kicker, who held the record for a 60 yard field goal to win against South Williamsport. After graduation he attended Williamsport Technical Institute and received his degree in Business Management.

Tom started his career as an Assistant Manager at Howard Johnson’s in Williamsport, relocated to Gettysburg to become the Manager, then Shoney's in Chambersburg and then relocating to Waldorf, Maryland to work for Old Country Buffet. He had dreams of opening his own restaurant until he became ill.

Surviving are his two daughters; Dawn (Allen) Bird of Blue Ridge Summit and Nicole Tacelosky of Chambersburg, his mother, Beverly Fox of Montgomery, siblings, Donald (Debra) of South Williamsport and sister Bonnie (Frank) Ross of New Jersey. Grandchildren; Allan (Jennifer) Bird of Waynesboro, Daniel (Donna) Bird of West Virginia, Codee (Lindsay)Cook of Waynesboro and Jessica Bird of Blue Ridge Summit and Great-Grandchildren; Cooper Cook, Allen, Anthony, Daniel Jr, Mikey, Austin, Chelsea, Alanna, and Athena Bird.

A private memorial service to celebrate Tom’s life was held Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Grace Baptist Church in Muncy by Dr. Charles Teffeteller.

Memorial contributions in Tom’s name may be made to CurePSP, 30 E. Padonia Rd., Suite 201, Timonium, MD 2109, or online at CurePSP.org


Posted: September 18, 2017




John Martin Bonner

John Martin Bonner, 23, of Williamsport, passed away at home on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.

John was born in Chico, Calif., on Aug. 9, 1994, a son of Martin and Suzanne Neilsen Bonner.

He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, John was a graduate of South Williamsport High School and was planning to attend Penn College in the spring. John was the assistant manager at Subway in Newberry. He enjoyed working out at the gym and watching football.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his brother, David Robert Bonner; paternal grandparents, John Bonner and Carol Bonner; maternal grandparents, David Neilsen I and Patricia Neilsen; his Godmother and aunt Cristina Bonner; Godfather, Marc Aloisio; cousins, Adison Maggs and Kalindi Maggs. His uncle, David Neilsen II and cousins, David III and Ethan.

The family will receive family and friends at the church from 9:30 to 10 a.m. on Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, September 18, 2007, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport, with Rev. James Tracy officiating. Burial will follow at Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions may be made in John's name to MDA, Charcot Marie Tooth Assoc., 2132 S. 12th St., Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18103.

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

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: September 18, 2017

Melissa “Rae” Confer

Melissa “Rae” Confer, 74, of Muncy, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born February 13, 1943 in Davenport, IA, she was a daughter of the late LaVerne W. and Mable M. (Hoeper) Mayers. She married Charles H. “Chuck” Confer on May 27, 1962 at Rock Island, Illinois, and together they celebrated 55 years of marriage.

Rae enjoyed chapter 8 camping, bird watching, baking, sewing, and above all spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Bambi Lynn (Thomas) Bodnar of Muncy; a son, Charles H. “Pete” (Michelle) Confer, II of Flower Mound, TX; four siblings, Pamela K. (Charles) Merriman, James M. (Jean) Ryan, LaVerne W. Mayers, Jr., and Robert Mayers all of Davenport, IA; and four grandchildren, Melissa McKee, Gregory McKee, Shaun Confer, and John Confer.

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

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


Posted: September 18, 2017

Michael Patrick "Pat" Ahearn

Michael Patrick "Pat" Ahearn, 60, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at his residence. Born In Coudersport, Potter Co., PA on January 12, 1957, he was the son of the late Michel L. Ahearn and Mary E. (Chalmers) Houtz. He and his wife, the former Cindy L. Blackwell, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on June 6, 2017.

Pat was a 1975 graduate of Montgomery High School. He was employed by Wire Rope Works, Inc. at Williamsport in the mechanical maintenance department. He had previously been employed at the Lewisburg Lanes.

He was of the Episcopalian faith. Pat was a former member of Bower-Decker American Legion Post 251 at Montgomery. He was an avid bowler at the Lewisburg Lanes and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Pat especially enjoyed his annual week long fishing trips to Canada with his father and spending time with his best friend, Nick Rhe and his cat, Max-A-Million.

In addition to his wife, Pat is survived by five children, Jeremy Ahern of Orangeville, PA; Daniel A. Blackwell of Clark Mills, NY; Dale A. Blackwell of Montoursville, PA; Stephanie M. Crossley of Berwick, PA; Samantha L. Crossley of Berwick, PA; five siblings, Dennis A. Sweely of Baltimore, MD; Laurence "Larry" Andrews of Milton, PA; Laurel R. Boynton of Lake Ariel, PA; Lynn R. Westfall of Milton, PA; June R. Schuessler of Sparta, MI and one grandson whom they raised, Cody R. Crossley of Montoursville, PA. Pat is also survived by nine additional grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Kenneth E. "Red" Houtz.

A celebration of Pat's life will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 4:00 P.M. from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy, PA with Chaplain David K. Fishel officiating. Friends may call on Saturday from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send a e-condolence.


Posted: September 18, 2017




Viola Mary Thomke

Viola Mary Thomke departed from this world and entered the Heavenly Kingdom on Tuesday, September 12, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s, at Manor Care South, Williamsport.

Born Jan. 26, 1934, in Cebolla, New Mexico, she was the eldest daughter of the late Pauline D. and Otila S. (Garcia) Alire.

Vi attended a one room schoolhouse in Cebolla, then later graduated in 1951, from Tierra Amarilla High School, Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico. She attended the Regina School of Nursing, Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she graduated with her degree in Nursing in 1954. While in Albuquerque, she met the love of her life, Bill, at a BINGO game on the Sandia Air Force Base. They married in 1954 and began their life together in Williamsport soon after.

Vi worked at both Divine Providence Hospital and Williamsport Hospital, as well as in private practice for various doctors in the Williamsport area, spanning a career of 48 years.

Vi also had a love of sewing for her family and others, and crafts of all kinds which are treasured by those who received them.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Bill, in 2015. Vi is survived by her children, Fred (Adria), of California, Tony, of Williamsport, Kateri Cohick (Gordy), of Linden, Lili, of Jersey Shore, Bill (Jeanne), of Arizona, John, of Arizona, Charlie, of Arizona and a daughter of the heart, Joanne Thomke Rapp, of Williamsport; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She also is survived by a brother, Gaspar, of New Mexico, Precilla Totin (Mike), of Williamsport, and Marie Alire, of New Mexico; Sisters-in-law, Jean Good, Gloria Thomke, Nancy (Tom) Gotshall, Connie Thomke and innumerable nieces, nephews, God-children and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her eldest brother, Willie Alire; and a sister-in-law, Mary Alire.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St, on Monday, September 18. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am, at St. Boniface Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport.

Interment for Vi and Bill together, will be held in the Spring of 2018, in New Mexico.

In lieu of flowers, our family requests that donations be made to your local Alzheimer’s Association or to the Activities Department, Manor Care South, Williamsport.

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: September 15, 2017

Shirley A. Reeder

Shirley A. Reeder, 89, of Montoursville, passed away into the Lord’s waiting arms at last on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center where she resided for the past four years. Following her declining health for many years, she was anxiously looking forward to joining her husband Bud, daughter, Janis, and grandson Chris.

Born August 2, 1928, in White Pine, she was a daughter of the late Clifford S. and Ida E. (Hughes) Bonnell.

Shirley married her childhood sweetheart and the love of her life, Harry P. “Bud” Reeder in 1946 after he returned from the war. They had many happy times together over 52 years of marriage until his passing on March 6, 1999. Cherished in her memory were the family get together’s with Bud’s family. Shirley and Bud spent many winters in Florida with her sister Ann and husband Elwood Morean enjoying the good life, however, the most precious times were spent with their grandchildren, whether at their house, camping trips, or fishing trips it was all fun times.

Shirley was a well sought after seamstress in the garment industry and worked for Sylvania, Mina’s Bridal and Prom Shop, and later sold Avon. She was known for making beautiful quilts and her homemade coconut cream pies. Shirley was a member of Mill Creek United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. She loved the Lord and held many positions at church, where everyone was like family to her.

Her most creative and prized talent was her gift of oil painting. She painted on canvas, mirrors, antique jugs and other antiques, circular saws, to cross cuts. She also held painting classes in her garage.

Shirley is survived by a daughter, Gloria J. Ferguson (George), of Hughesville, a grandson Eric P. Boyles (Jen), two granddaughters, Traci L. Helmrich (Bob) and Kathi J. Hunter, six great-grandchildren, Marissa and Brianna Helmrich, Sherri, Phoenix, and Orion Boyles, and Mandon Watts, a sister, Ann Morean, special sister-in-law, Nancy Reeder, and brother-in-law Ken Reeder (Aldine).

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Janis L. Boyles-Foresman, a grandson, Christopher D. Boyles, two brothers, Bruce E. Bonnell and Pat “Clyde” Bonnell, and their wives, and a sister, Dorothy  “Dot” Garman.

A graveside service to honor the life of Shirley will be held 10 a.m. Monday, September 18 in Twin Hills Memorial Park, 3332 Lycoming Mall Rd, Muncy. A viewing will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, September 17 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Shirley’s name to Mill Creek United Methodist Church, 2255 Warrensville Rd. Montoursville, PA 17754.

With deep gratitude the family would like to thank the staff of Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center including Kathy and Byron and many others for the compassion and excellent care given to Shirley.
www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: September 15, 2017

Taylor L. Hague

Taylor L. Hague, 25, of Cogan Station, passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at his home.

Born April 26, 1992, in Williamsport, he was a son of Stuart T. and Tina L. (Nichols) Hague, of Cogan Station.

Taylor was a graduate of Williamsport Area High School and attended Lycoming College. Taylor was formerly employed at Best Buy on the Geek Squad and served as an EMT for Old Lycoming Twp. Firehall.

He was a member of Bethel Linden Presbyterian Church. Taylor enjoyed anything involving technology, tinkering with cars and welding. He was fascinated with all things related to medicine and enjoyed studying astronomy. Taylor’s friends and family referred to him as a "walking Google" and his other nickname, "T-NIGGS."

Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Christian M. Hague, of Williamsport; paternal grandparents, William N. and Ruth M. Hague, of Williamsport; an aunt and uncle, Deb A. and Don Hemsley, of Jersey Shore; an uncle and aunt, Jay L. and Vanessa Nichols, of Jersey Shore; three cousins, Dr. Chantell R. McKee, Ashley Nichols-Weber, and Josh Nichols, best-friend; "brother" and second family, Blake Adams; and his family; and his beloved dogs, Boomer and Luca.

Taylor was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jack L. and Shirley A. Nichols.

A memorial service to honor the life of Taylor will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, at Bethel Linden Presbyterian Church, 2758 Bottle Run Road, Williamsport, with Pastor Lisa Dabney officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until time of service at Bethel Linden Presbyterian Church.

Burial will be held at a later date in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Taylor’s name to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Make checks payable to Mental Health Association of New York City or MHA-NYC and mail to MHA-NYC 50 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: September 18, 2017




Lorraine P. Bobb

Lorraine P. Bobb, 86, of Lock Haven, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna.

Born January 16, 1931 in Lansdale, she was a daughter of the late Ernest S. and Sarah R. (Zettlemoyer) Kriebel. She married the late Frank W. Bobb, who preceded her in death on September 27, 1976.

Lorraine was a member of Lansdale Sckwenkfelder Church. She loved animals, crocheting, stitching, John Wayne movies, and spending time with family.

She is survived by two daughters, Hope Ann (Chuck) Smith of Lock Haven, and Marie (Joe) Clarke of Montgomeryville; three sons, David (Karen) Bobb of Muncy Valley, Richard (Dorene) Bobb of Hatfield, and William (Brandi) Bobb of Sellersville; a sister, Phyllis (Royden) Kratz of Fayetteville; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 15 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Robert W. Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday.

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


Posted: September 15, 2017

Donna Rae Bruno

Donna Rae Bruno, 73, of 1221 Laurel Run Rd., Beech Creek, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College.

Donna was born in Lock Haven on January 28, 1944, the daughter of the late Milton and Madelene Culvey Wagner.

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

On August 30, 2014 at the Salona Lutheran Church she married William C. Bruno, whom survives.

Donna was employed at Woolrich Woolen Mills for 18 years. Following retirement, she worked as a substitute teacher for STEP Head Start.

She was a member of Salona Lutheran Church and the Lock Haven Legion Post 131 Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a social member of the Lock Haven VFW and Beech Creek Legion.

Donna loved spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren whom she adored. She also enjoyed shopping trips.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five children, Gerald (Audrey) Barner, Jr. of Pleasant Gap, Richard (Linda) Barner of Blanchard, Denise (Nelson) Haight of Lock Haven, Randal (Deanna Dole) Barner of Lock Haven and Linette Knecht Clausen of Lock Haven; two sisters, Kay Waltz and June Strouse; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and her dog, Toby.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Salona Lutheran Church, 754 Long Run Road, Mill Hall, Pa 17751 with Rev. Karl Runser officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the church on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Private burial will be held at a later date at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salona Lutheran Church.

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

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


Posted: September 15, 2017

Alexander (Alex) Cole Cardennis

Alexander (Alex) Cole Cardennis, 25, of Williamsport, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 12, 2017. Alex was born on Nov. 19, 1991.

Alex touched the lives of so many people, and deeply loved each person who was a part of his life. Alex was incredibly intelligent, selfless, loving, quick witted and funny. Alex cared more about his family than himself and he showed that when he saved his brother from drowning just a few months ago. He cared so deeply about others that when an apartment building burned down in Watsontown his first instinct was "how can I help?" so he immediately started a collection for those people who lost everything in the fire.

Alex was most content when he was listening to music, camping, fishing, digging in old dumps to find buried treasure and hiking in the woods. When he was little his favorite thing to do was to search for Indian arrowheads and pottery and proudly displayed his collections.

In a final act of love, Alex was able to give the gift of life to others through the Gift of Life Organ Donation program. Alex is survived by, and is the beloved son of Lisa Fox and Nicholas Cardennis, and is the brother of Daniel Cardennis. Alex is also survived by his grandparents, Gary and Marion Mowery, William Cardennis and Donna Jopson.

Services will be held at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E Third St., Williamsport, on Saturday, September 16. The family will be receiving guests from 2-4 p.m. with the memorial services starting at 4 p.m.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Susquehanna UPMC critical care nurses and doctors who lovingly cared for Alex while hospitalized. A special thank you goes out to Brodart’s who lovingly donated funds towards Alex’s funeral expenses.

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Posted: September 15, 2017




Gladys Margarite Adams Peters

Gladys Margarite Adams Peters, 93, of Lock Haven passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing, Lock Haven.

Born on May 6, 1924 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Grace Elizabeth Miller Adams.

Gladys was a 1942 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

She was married to LeRoy William Peters, Sr. who preceded her in death.
Early in life, Gladys was employed by Piper Aircraft. In 1951, along with her husband they established L.W. Peters Disposal Service.

She was a member of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ.

Surviving are three sons: LeRoy William (Ann) Peter, Jr. of Beech Creek, Steven (Letty) Peters of Naperville, Ill., and Ron (Amy) Peters of Lock Haven; two sisters-in-law, Janet (Gene) Eberhart and Maxine (Harv) Thomas; six grandchildren: Eric Peter, Kristy Hendricks, Rebecca Peter, Jennifer Casey, Christopher Peters, and Sara Peters; twelve great grandchildren: Garrett and Lily Hendricks, Liam and Bella Peter, Cannon, Chalmers, Cotton, Clement Peters, Aurelia Sterling, Logan and Mitchell Dobbs, and Kaitlyn Casey; and two special friends, Pat Snyder and Tonya Orwick.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Sophie; two sisters, Dorothy Lucas and Katherine Heverly and a daughter-in-law, Yvonne Peters.

A funeral service for Gladys will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 12 Noon at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 1175 W. Fourth St., Lock Haven with Rev. Patty Dodds officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

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

Memorial contributions in Gladys’ name may be made to St. Luke’s United Church of Christ through the funeral home.

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

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


Posted: September 13, 2017

Robert A. Hadesty

Robert A. Hadesty, 90, of Mill Hall passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Susque-View Home and Rehabilitation Center, Lock Haven.

Born in Tamaqua, he was the son of the late Helen and Arthur Hadesty.

He graduated from Tamaqua High School and then served in the United States Army during WWII.

He moved to Lancaster in 1954 where he worked for the Permutit Company for 34 years, retiring in 1988.

He was a loving husband and father. His greatest passion next to his family was making homemade wine. To those he shared it with, he was the master winemaker.

Surviving is his wife, Alice Hadesty of Mill Hall, Pa; two daughters: Donna, married to Mr. Les Foltz of Lititz and Nancy, married to Mr. Terry Sheetz of Mill Hall; a son, Mark, married to Pamela Moore Hadesty of Florida; eight grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

Also surviving is a sister, Jean Kemery of Medina, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a sister Lois Shopple of Tamaqua.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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


Posted: September 13, 2017

Leon S. Eyer

Leon S. Eyer, 93, of Nittany Valley Dr., Howard passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2017 at Hollidaysburg Veterans’ Home.

Born on May 4, 1924 in Flemington, he was the son of the late Scott and Ruth Eyer.

Leon served in the United States Army during WWII.

On November 9, 1946, he married the love of his life, Betty E. Eyer, who preceded him in death on October 13, 2016.

In his early years, he was employed by Dye Works and then helped run the Castanea Fire Company Social Hall. Later, along with his wife, he purchased the Nittany Inn which they ran for 23 years until his retirement in 1987.

Leon was a member of the Elks, Moose, and Castanea Fire Company.

He was an avid coin collector.

Surviving is his son, Calvin E. “Butch” (Bonnie) Eyer of Howard; two grandsons: Brayn (De) Eyer and Todd (Rose) Eyer; and eight grandchildren: Andrew, Kayla, Billy, Lilyan, Autumn, Delaney, Brianna, and Carson.

Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Clyde, Jim, Earl, and Bill and three sisters: Betty, Jane, and Darrel June.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 6 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 5 P.M. until the time of the service.

A graveside service with Military Honors will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

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


Posted: September 13, 2017




Gertrude E. Heller

Gertrude E. Heller, 103, formerly of Farragut, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the home of her daughter in Felton, PA. She was born August 25, 1914 in Farragut, a daughter of Abraham and Lavina Hall Pittinger.

Gertrude worked at the Montoursville Middle School, and was a member of the Farragut United Methodist Church.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Raymond R., brother, Thomas, sisters, Isabell Rathmell, Faye Beck and Geraldine Loudenslager.

She is survived by her sons, Ray (Barb) of Muncy, and Max (Joanne) of Indiana, PA; daughters, Arlene I. (Donald) Miller of Felton, and Doris (Earl) Hawkes of Wrightsville; brothers, Harley (Carol) Pittinger and Abe Pittinger, both of Muncy; nine grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Donald E. Yorks officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will be held Saturday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.


Posted: September 13, 2017

Charlotte T. "Honey" Person

Charlotte T. "Honey" Person, 98, of 139 Lincoln Avenue, Williamsport, died on September 12, 2017, at the Gatehouse in Williamsport.

Honey was born on April 18, 1919, in Williamsport, daughter of the late John J. and Estelle (Carson) Tepel. On February 1, 1947, she was united in marriage to John E. "Jack" Person, Jr. of Williamsport, who survives.

She graduated from Williamsport High School in 1936, and following graduation, attended Dickinson Seminary. Honey was later trained as a medical technician and worked in Harrisburg for a short time. She returned to Williamsport and after her marriage became a homemaker and mother.

Honey was a member of Pine Street United Methodist Church for more than 60 years, where she served on the altar guild and with the United Methodist Women. She was very active in the community and served on many boards and civic organizations including The Williamsport Hospital Foundation, The Williamsport Home, the YWCA, Junior League (President), Woman's Club (member), and Cub Scout Den Mother.

Honey loved life and lived it to its fullest. She enjoyed traveling, entertaining, and spending time with her family and friends. She was a devoted follower of the activities of each of her eleven grandchildren and seldom missed a sporting or other event.

In addition to her husband, Honey is survived by sons John E. Person, III; Michael R. (Julie) Person; and Thomas T. (Marsha) Person; daughter- in-law Sandra H. Person all of Williamsport; eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and eight nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David B. Person in 1995; two sisters, Anna Belle (J. Weir) Smith and Elizabeth T. (Robert) Chrisman; and a brother, Chauncy L. Tepel.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017, at 12 o'clock noon, at Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St. Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be immediately prior to the service beginning at 10:30 am at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Charlotte T. Person may be made to: Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St. Williamsport, PA 17701 or Susquehanna Health Foundation Attn: the Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Knight-Confer Funeral Home. www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: September 13, 2017

Lucille Romano

Lucille Romano, 70, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born November 14, 1946 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Kenneth A. and Genevieve R. (Baggot) Fitzsimmons. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Carl R. Romano, Jr. on June 7, 1998, four siblings Shirley Miller, Rose Marie Roupp, and Robert and John Fitsimmons.

Lucille enjoyed shopping and loved being with her family, that include five children Carl R. Romano, III (Kelly), Brenda Kurtz, Denise Pletz-Romano (Dave), Michael Romano (Bonnie), and Joseph Romano (Jenn), daughter-in-law Jen Matty, nine grandchildren Tara (Matt), Brandy (Ross), McKenzie, Jenna, Zane, Shawna, Madison, Brandy, and Alawna, seven great grandchildren Gianna, Roman, Sincere, Zaidyn, Donovan, Amelia, and Cayson, three siblings Elouise Snauffer (Tom), Jerome “Jerry” Fitzsimmons, and Theresa Lukens.

In keeping with the families wishes services will be private.

Memorial contributions in Lucille’s name may be made to the Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o Home Care and Hospice or Gatehouse 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: September 13, 2017




Sandra M. Harris

Sandra M. Harris, 70, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at AristaCare at Loyalsock. She was born February 25, 1947 in Williamsport a daughter of Harry, Jr. and Margaret Engle Graff.

Sandy was a graduate of Williamsport High school. She retired from Brodart, and as a child attended St. Boniface Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, and most of all her grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her kindness and her giving nature.

She was predeceased by her parents, brother, Joseph and sister Katherine Erb.

She is survived by her daughters, Robin L. (Sean) Splain of Williamsport, Dawn H. (Edward) Fischer of Seattle WA, and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Lycoming Valley Baptist Church, 4980 Lycoming Mall Rd., Montoursville. Following the service a luncheon and a time for visitation will be held in the church social hall. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: September 12, 2017

Helen Bruder Rhoads

Helen Bruder Rhoads, 94, of Montoursville, died September 12, 2017 at AristaCare. She was born March 25, 1923 in Auburn, NY, a daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (Piziki) Tezyk.

She had worked for the Social Security Administration, was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, and enjoyed golfing and playing bridge.

In addition to her parents, preceding her in death were her first husband, Donald J. Bruder; second husband, Philip A. Rhoads; a grandson, Joshua Bruder, and she was the last of nine siblings.

Surviving are three sons, Donald A. (Ceal) Bruder of Montoursville, David G. (Mary) Bruder of Romulus, NY, and Thomas E. (Donna) Bruder of Cogan Station; two daughters, Donna M. (Samuel) Smith of Punxsutawney and Kathryn M. (Bruce) Thompson of Trout Run; three stepsons, Michael A. (Susan) Rhoads, David P. (Candy) Rhoads, and Stephen R. (Marjorie) Rhoads; a stepdaughter, Nancy L. (Ronald) Whipple, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 15 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Rev. Michael S. McCormick officiating. Family and friends will be received from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 800 Mulberry St., Montoursville, PA 17754.


Posted: September 12, 2017

Margaret R. Knepley

Margaret R. Knepley, of Williamsport, died Saturday, September 9 at UPMC Williamsport Hospital.

Born in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Wilbur Dale and Viola (Housman) Ranck., and raised by her step-mother Victoria. She was preceded in death by her husband Bruce Knepley on February 24, 1989.

Peg was a 1944 graduate of Williamsport High School and worked many years as a teller at Northern Central Bank.  She was a member of the former Newberry United Methodist Church and a current member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church. Peg enjoyed volunteering at church, Rose View Center, and the food bank. She loved watching the NY Mets.

Surviving a brother-in-law Thomas Knepley of Williamsport, and two sister-in-laws Anna Knepley and Barbara Paulhamus both of Linden, and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to honor Peg’s life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, with her pastor the Rev. Jay E. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary.

Memorial contributions in Peg’s name may be made to the West End Christian Community Center (WECCC) 901 Diamond St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: September 12, 2017




Anne Mary (Gulaloff) Copley

Anne Mary (Gulaloff) Copley, 100, of Williamsport, formerly of New York, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

Anne was born in New York, NY, on December 31, 1916 and was the daughter of the late Dimetri and Mary (Carroll) Gulaloff. She was married to the late Michael J. Copley who had passed away in 1974. Anne had worked at the Carey High School in Long Island for 20 years as a cook. She was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and Christian Mothers Bowling League; all of Long Island.

Anne is survived by one son; James Copley (Pat) of Hamden, CT, three daughters; Cathy Petersen (William) of Ponce Inlet, FL, Anne Burski (Michael) of Chevy Chase, MD and Jane Copley of Franklin Square, NY and three grandchildren; Matthew C. Petersen, Susan Petersen Roberts (Jonathan) and Irene C. Burski.

The graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 in the Greenfield Cemetery, Uniondale, NY.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: September 12, 2017

Jeffrey Alan Spooner

We mourn the departure of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, family, and friend. It is with our deepest sorrow that we are sharing the news about the passing of Jeffrey Alan Spooner. As he would have wanted, he passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday, September 10 in the presence of his wife and children.

Jeff was born May 18, 1955 in Williamsport, the son of the late Millard A. Spooner and Nancy L. (Ardell) Spooner.

Jeff, Spoons, Gonzo, Poppy – was a member of the Loyalsock Township class of 1973, a proud Lancer football and basketball player who loved to reminisce about the many good times he shared with family and friends about the good ole days. After high school, he served in the United States Air Force for six years, adding to more of the good times he liked to share with his family. Through his children’s sports careers, Jeff developed many dear friendships which he cherished. He was a member of the Gesang Verein Harmonia, where he was aptly referred to as “mayor” by his friends and fellow Harmonians. He was also a member of the Young Men’s Republican Club. Jeff was a proud grandfather who loved nothing more than spending time with his “Beaner” and “Porkboy”. He loved to golf, despite the fact that he would tell you his golf game was “sub-par”. At weddings, he was no stranger to the dance floor and loved to rock out to music at almost any opportunity. Jeff loved to have a good time and was known for a good laugh.

He was predeceased by his parents, Millard A. Spooner and Nancy L. (Ardell) Spooner, as well as his sister Deborah R. (Spooner) Molino.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years and partner in crime for 38 years, Luanne (Glunk) Spooner; daughter Shannon (Mike) Frederick; son Tyler Spooner; granddaughter Lena Frederick; grandson Parker Frederick; “Little Brother” Doug (Teri) Spooner; and several beloved brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial to honor the life of Jeff will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday, September 15 at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Rd., Williamsport. A viewing will be held Thursday from 6-8:00 p.m. at Crouse’s Funeral Home, 133 E. 3rd St., Williamsport.

Burial will be a the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made in Jeff’s name to Susquehanna Health Foundation: c/o UPMC Cancer Center, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: September 12, 2017

Warren W. Clark Sr.

Warren W. Clark Sr., 76, of 39 Gail Lane, Hughesville, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Forksville.

Born June 17, 1941 in Limestone Twp., Lycoming County, he was a son of the late Harry and Cleda (Confer) Clark. On July 2, 2011 he married the former Christine Yoh, who survives. Together they celebrated 6 years of marriage.

Early in life, he owned and operated a grocery store in Raystown.

Warren enjoyed hunting, fishing and farming.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are five sons and four daughters-in-law, Mark and Crystal Clark, of Watsontown, James and Annette Clark, of South Williamsport, David Clark, of Akron, OH, Daniel and Jeanne Clark, of Williamsport, and Warren Jr. and Gayle Clark, of Hughesville; three brothers, Harry and Harold Clark, both of Collomsville, and Ronald Clark, of Montoursville; one sister, Virginia Flora, of Washingtonville; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Donald Clark; two sisters, Florence and June Clark; and his second wife, Barbara Clark.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to Noon Friday, at Church of God, 7008 Hwy. 405, Montgomery, where the funeral will be held at Noon with his pastor, Isaac Wilson, officiating.

Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to either Church of God, Hwy. 405, Montgomery, PA 17752 or the Alzheimer’s Assocication, P.O. Box 96011 Washington, D.C. 20090-6011 (online at www.alz.org).

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, 2017




Pamela J. Blair

Pamela J. Blair, 61, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017. Surviving is her husband of 22 years, Edward Blair.

Born January 1, 1956 in Lock Haven, Pam was a daughter of the late Walter “Pud” and Dorothy “Dottie” (Mincer) Walker.

Pam enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles, collecting china, angels and teddy bears, and setting up her Christmas Village during the holidays. She enjoyed working as a photo tech at the Driver’s License center and being involved with the Blind Center. She had a passion for animals, but more importantly loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters; Miranda (Chad) McGregor of Accomac, VA, Gina (Christopher) Matrey of Williamsport and Kristin Blair of Cogan Station; 13 grandchildren; and a sister Karen Adams.

Pam was preceded in death by a son Michael Bauman and two infant twin brothers.

A funeral service to honor the life of Pam will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 12 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. A viewing will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at Sanders. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Pam’s name in memory of her son’s battle with Colon Cancer to Colon Cancer Alliance, 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 1066, Washington, DC 20005.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: September 11, 2017

Frank J. Carnevale

Frank J. Carnevale, 95, of Montoursville and formerly of Williamsport, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at home surrounded by his family.

Born May 7, 1922 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Dominic and Lucy (Mercante) Carnevale.

Frank served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He worked his entire life as a barber and as a repairman for Williamsport Barber and Beauty Supply. He also was co-owner of Powy’s Park for many years. He was a member of the former Ascension Catholic Church, and currently a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Frank was a member of the Republican League, the former Antlers Club, Democratic Club, and was part owner of Slacks Run Hunting Club. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and furniture making.

Surviving are his wife of 18 years Josephine (Cellini) Carnevale whom he married September 25, 1999, two sons Scott Mundrick, of Canadaqua, NY, and Kevin Carnevale, of Williamsport; step children, Greg Bordinger (Cathy) of Elmira, NY, Christopher Bordinger of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Scott Bordinger (Kimberly) of Port St. Lucy, FL and Kimberly Cooley (Ted) of Williamsport; five grandchildren, six step grandchildren, four great grandchildren; a brother Jerry Carnevale of Williamsport; two sisters, Helen Allgaier of Annapolis, MD, and Virginia Marchese, of Williamsport; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, L. Blanche Hufford Carnevale in 1995, two daughters Sherry Perry and Kathy Gottschall, and three brothers Joseph, Peter, and John Carnevale.

A Mass of Christian Burial to honor the life of Frank will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday September 12 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth Street, Williamsport with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. A viewing will be held from 10-10:45am Tuesday in the portico at St. Joseph the Worker.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: September 11, 2017

Raymond L. Fry'

Raymond L. Fry, 85, of Montoursville, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was born October 3, 1931 in Fairfield Twp., a son of Clarence J. and Miriam Swank Fry.

Ray retired from Textron and had also farmed in Upper Fairfield Twp. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Montoursville, and was a Korean War veteran serving in the Army, and after in the Army National Guard. He was a member, and past commander of the Eugene Grafius American Legion Post 104 in Montoursville, was a member and past Chef De Gar of the 40 ET 8 in Williamsport, and a member of the Duboistown V.F.W. Post 7863. He was a member of the Highland Lake Association, Eagles # 97, the Young Men’s Republican Club and the National HoBo Clown Club.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, the former Anna M. Derr, brother, James and sister, Eleanor Parke.

He is survived by his son, Aaron L. Fry of Williamsport; daughters, Joan H. Creasey of Montoursville, Janine E. (Marshall) Maines of Morrisdale, PA and Jemai A. (Patrick) Andy of Jersey Shore; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. David B. Letscher officiating. Burial will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co. The family will received friends Thursday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.


Posted: September 11, 2017




Christine J. “Chrissy” (Fink) Hauke

Christine J. “Chrissy” (Fink) Hauke, 69, of Williamsport, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born December 29, 1947 and was the daughter of the late Lois and Harold Boring and John and Elsie Fink.

Chrissy retired from Frito-Lay after 35 years of service. She was a member of the VFW Duboistown, long-time member of the Williamsport Moose Lodge 145 and a founding member of the Nisbet Country Club. She enjoyed spending time along the river with her family and friends where she could always be found with a smile and hug for everyone. Chrissy was a very giving and caring person. She lived her life willing to offer a helping hand to anyone in need and enjoyed doing it.

Chrissy is survived by her greatest joys; her husband of 38 years, George Michael “Mike” Hauke, three sons; Ronald J. Jean, Jr. of Trout Run, Kevin A. Jean (Tammy) of Cogan Station and Bryan C. Jean (Shelly) of Cogan Station, one step son; Sean Hauke (Heidi) of Williamsport, 11 grandchildren; Kristi Ann, Cody, Cayleigh, Brandy, Allen, Larissia, Christopher, Jensen Rae, Tiffany, Kylie and Lindsey, two step granddaughters; Amanda and Jessica, five great-grandchildren, five step great-grandchildren, one brother; Ed Fink (Shirley) of Cogan Station, two sisters; Patty Beaver of Williamsport, Peggy Livermore of Cogan Station, father-in-law; George Hauke of Williamsport, mother-in-law; Pat Hauke of Arizona, two brothers-in-law; Patrick and John Hauke, several nieces, nephews and dear friends.

There will be a gathering of family and friends to celebrate Chrissy’s life 3-5 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Williamsport Moose, 1219 Southern Ave., S. Williamsport, PA 17702.

Arrangements by Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: September 11, 2017

Arthur Bamonte

Arthur Bamonte, 98, of Loyalsock Twp., died September 6, 2017 at The Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born March 29, 1919, in Jersey Shore, the son of Antonio and Anna Bamonte.

Arthur retired from the former Avco, was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, and was a U.S. Navy veteran during WWII.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, the former Elsie V. Bartholomew, and was the last of 12 siblings.

Surviving are a son, Arthur Ronald (Shelley) Bamonte of Peach Tree City, GA and a daughter, Dianna J. Bamonte of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

A graveside service will held 1 p.m., Monday, September 11in Resurrection Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: September 11, 2017

Marlene F. Hottenstein

Marlene F. Hottenstein, 90, of New Albany, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Robert Packer Hospital.

Born September 30, 1926 in Forksville, she was a daughter of the late Donald G. and Valma P. (Fetherbay) Shaffer. Her husband of 56 years, William V. Hottenstein, preceded her in death on September 17, 2001.

Marlene attended one-room school houses in Forksville and Estella, graduating in 1943. After graduating she worked summers at the Sweet Shop in Eagles Mere and later at GTE Sylvania in Towanda. Following her marriage to Bill, she then focused on raising her family and operating the Hottenstein General Store for many years.

Marlene was a member of St. Paul’s Church of Overton, where she was active in the consistory, Lady’s Guild and Choir. She loved gardening, tending to her plants and knitting. Marlene also enjoyed camping and going to Florida during the winter months with her husband.

Surviving are two daughters, Fay M. (Darwin) Crofut of Shunk, and Dawn R. Kilgus of Dushore; three sons, Dennis W. (Marie) Hottenstein of New Albany, David E. (June) Hottenstein of New Albany, and Donald L. (Betty) Hottenstein of Mildred; three sisters, Joyce McCarty of Forksville, Connie Smith of New Albany, and Gail Henneman of Terri Houte, IN; 14 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Marlene was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Shaffer.

Funeral services were held privately on Thursday, September 7, at St. Paul's Church of Overton, with Pastor Ron Dyer officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery, Forksville.

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

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Marlene to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

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


Posted: September 11, 2017




Mildred I. Thompson

Mildred I. Thompson, 89 of Williamsport, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at her residence. She was born June 22, 1928 in Williamsport a daughter of Torrence and Daisy Robinson Schmohl.

Mildred enjoyed baby sitting and was a home body.

She was predeceased by her parents and her husband of 61 years, Newell I. Thompson, Jr.

She is survived by her son, Newell I. Thompson III of Williamsport and her daughter, Cathy T. (Steven) Rush of Montoursville.

The funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. David C. Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Tuesday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to UPMC Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: September 8, 2017

Joyce Lynne Myers

Joyce Lynne Myers, 81, of Swissdale passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 peacefully at home with her loving husband of 63 years by her side. She had been in failing health.

She was born to Robert Hetrick and Beulah Johnson Hetrick Kunes.

Joyce graduated from Lock Haven High School.

Later in life, she worked in the cafeteria and custodial services at Keystone Central School District.

She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Lock Haven.

Joyce enjoyed friends, family, and spending time in Pine Creek. When at home, she liked spending time cooking, baking, and tending to her flower garden.

In addition to her husband, William G. Myers, who survives at home, she is survived by two sons, Scot Myers of Lock Haven and William “Curt” C. (Kathy) Myers of Altoona; a brother, Robert (Marlene) Hetrick of Arizona; a sister, Carol Coles of Arizona; two grandchildren, Benjamin Myers and Erica (Lucas) Fanning, both of Lock Haven; and two great grandchildren, Holden and Olivia Fanning, also of Lock Haven.

Joyce will be remembered fondly by friends, and especially family, for great conversations and laughs over a good cup of coffee.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Steve Salmon officiating.

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

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


Posted: September 8, 2017

Ronald “Ron” Dauberman

Ronald “Ron” Dauberman, 72, of Lock Haven passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Susque View Home.

Born on February 4, 1945 in Lock Haven, he was the son of Donald and Shirley Aurand Dauberman.

Ron was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School.

He bravely served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict.
On August 19, 1967, he married the former Jeanne Carr with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Ron was employed at Hammermill Paper Co. for 25 years, Woolrich Water Co. for many years, and finally at Williamsport Steel Container until his retirement.

He attended the Avis United Methodist Church.

In his early years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Ron loved to read and cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Jeanne Dauberman of Lock Haven, he is survived by his mother, Shirley Dauberman of Avis; a son, Mark Dauberman of Jersey Shore; two daughters, Amy Dauberman (Tommy Bowling) of Kentucky and Suzie Dauberman of Lock Haven; a brother, Bill (Susan) Dauberman of Avis; two sisters, Lynn (Zip) Wheeler of Jersey Shore and Dawn (Dale) Fryer of Avis; and four grandchildren: Courtney Dauberman, Tyler Dauberman, Destiny Karichner, and Toby Dauberman.

Along with his father, Donald Dauberman, he was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Keen.

Per his wishes, there will be no services.

Memorial contributions in Ron’s name may be made to the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 to assist with funeral expenses.

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


Posted: September 11, 2017




Nancy Smith Van Voast

Nancy Smith Van Voast, 77, of 330 Lyons Barr Rd., Montoursville, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Gate House in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born September 3, 1940 in Williamsport a daughter of William L. and Hazel Grove Smith.

Nancy is survived by her husband of 50 years Joe Van Voast; 30 plus nieces, nephews, cousins and uncountable friends.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held under a tent Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the residence.

No flowers, but please consider memorial contributions to the Gatehouse, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: September 6, 2017

Roy D. Bennett

Roy D. Bennett, 56, of Forksville, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at The Highlands Care Center, Laporte.

Born March 22, 1961 in Troy, he was a son of Sandra L. (Higley) McCarty and the late Dale C. Bennett.

Roy loved farming and dedicated his life to taking care of the family farm. He enjoyed making maple syrup and loved spending time with his family and friends.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are a son, Matthew D. Bennett of Forksville; two brothers, Terry L. (Julie) Bennett of Montoursville, and Greg R. (Allyson) Bennett of Carlisle; a step-father, Ronald H. McCarty Sr.; and his good friend, J. Douglas Bomberger of Watsontown.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pat McCarty Memorial Benefit in memory of Roy.

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

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


Posted: September 8, 2017

Alice Swartz Ludwick

Alice Swartz Ludwick, age 82, passed away peacefully with family by her side on August 28, 2017 in Peoria, Arizona.

Alice was born in Muncy, Pennsylvania on November 4, 1934. She graduated from Muncy High School in 1952, and from Bloomsburg University in 1956 with a degree in Education. After teaching one year in Penn’s Creek, Pennsylvania, Alice spent two years teaching in Germany and one year teaching in Japan. While in Sasebo, Japan, she met and married fellow teacher John “Jack” Ludwick. They returned to the States and settled in Tucson, Arizona where they built their life together and raised their three children. Alice also taught preschool for 25 years at the Fountain of Life Lutheran Church in Tucson until her retirement in 1997. In 2011, she moved to Peoria, Arizona to be near family.

She will be always remembered as a loving mother and grandmother and will be will deeply missed by her children Elizabeth Ludwick-Bax (Michael), Rebecca Keefe (Tom), John Ludwick (Elizabeth), her grandchildren, Zachary, Sydney, Danielle, Jack, Luke, her brother Kay (Carolyn) Swartz, and her nephew Michael Swartz. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, John Ludwick Jr. (2000), her parents Luray and Merle Swartz, and her brother Paul Swartz.

A private memorial service will be held. Alice’s love for family, the ocean, and life will live on though her children and grandchildren.

Contributions can be made to American Heart Association, or American Kidney Fund, Mental Health Association, or the Muncy Historical Society.

Condolences can be sent online to www.heritagefuneralchapels.com/obituaries


Posted: September 8, 2017




Carl F. Lutz

Carl F. Lutz, 88, of Montoursville, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Muncy Valley Hospital. He was born June 20, 1929 in Williamsport a son of Carl and Margaret Myers Lutz.

Carl retired from the former Bethleem Steel and the former Ragnars, and had worked at Penn College. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, and watching his children and grandchildren in their sports.

He was predeceased by his parents, and his brother Robert.

Carl is survived by his wife of 66 years the former Mary Alice Scaife; their children, Pam L. Lutz of Meadville, PA, Carl F. Jr. (Kristi) of Montoursville, Rex W. Sr. (JoAnn), of Easton, PA and Pat J. Sr. (Pam) of Nazareth, PA; sister, Ann (Jim) Mann of Montoursville; 14 Grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Jacob A. Waybright officiating. Interment will follow in Barbours Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Lutz family would like to thank the staff at Valley View Nursing Home for their care of Carl.


Posted: September 6, 2017

Betty White Zay

With heavy hearts, we mourn the peaceful passing of Betty White Zay, on September 5th to be with the Lord. Through tears we celebrate the life of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Betty was born in Williamsport on July 28, 1924 to the late Mary and Leon Bialek (White). Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, John H. Zay; brothers- James, Carl, Vincent, and Thomas White, sister-Dorothy (White) Shipe, and her parents. She is survived by her son, John K. (& Kathy) Zay and daughter, Nancy Zay; grandchildren, John P. (& Stevie) Zay, Amy (& Josh) Bower, and Jeffrey (& Kirstianna Hartzell) Zay. There are six great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly: Leigha, Elsie, Ryan and Carter Zay; Allie Bower; and Dexter & Cooper Zay. She is survived by two sisters--Teresa Herendeen, Williamsport, and Helen Yasenchak, Jacksonville, FL; one brother—Paul (& Lois) White, Endicott, NY and two sister-in-laws Margaret (James) White and Mary (Thomas) White both of Williamsport She was a life-long resident of Williamsport graduating from Williamsport Area High School in 1942. During World War II, Betty worked as a lathe operator at Avco until the troops returned home. She and her husband John, married on June 7, 1947, worked closely together at the Herr’s Dairy Store in Montoursville for several years before opening their own grocery store in Newberry called Johnny’s Market. She later worked at the Court House until she became a full-time home-maker. Betty made many friends in her life-time and found her greatest joy in spending time with her family. She was a life-long parishioner at Holy Rosary Church (now St. Joseph the Worker Parish) and was the First Holy Communion Class Teacher for 30 years. She took great pride in making pierogies and potato pancakes at the Annual Polish Festival. She enjoyed bowling, golf and doing the polka with her husband. Even in her later years, Betty always had a fun and joyful spirit—her quick wit often surprised many as she loved to make others laugh. She will be missed by everyone she touched in her lifetime. Funeral will be held Saturday, September 9th at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA 17701. Friends and family may call at the church portico for visitation between 9:15 and 10:15 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 in the church with Rev. Michael McCormick Officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.There will be a luncheon in the parish hall immediately following the burial. In lieu of flowers, please make a charitable donation to Saint Joseph the Worker Parish 711 Edwin Street Williamsport,Pa. 17701 www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: September 6, 2017

Malvin H. Shultz, Sr.

Malvin H. Shultz, Sr., of Northumberland, passed away on September 3, 2017 at the age of 87.

He was born on December 8, 1929 in Danville and was the son of the late Melvin C. and Margaret E (Bower) Shultz.

On November 13, 1952 he married Kathryn M. Scott, who survives.

Upon graduation from high school in 1948, he joined the Air Force. Malvin entered the Air Force with the goal of becoming a pilot, but due to the Air Force height restriction his goal was not achieved. The Air Force requested his attendance in the Training Command, but instead, he chose Aircraft School at the Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. Upon graduation, he was based in Germany where he was assigned to a group responsible for debriefing and/or providing further instruction to fellow pilots. Because of this assignment, he was promoted to Officer status. Malvin’s next assignment would place him in New Rochelle, N.Y., and while there, performed many tasks. One important accomplishment occurred during his time in the Engineering department in the Squadron Hanger where he was given the task of devising a better aircraft maintenance log. Completion of this project was recognized by the Department of Air Force at the Pentagon and Malvin was assigned the task of starting a school to train others on the makeup of the maintenance log. This accomplishment prompted an offer to accept a commission and be the officer in charge of aircraft maintenance. Malvin declined this position and was then deployed overseas where he established a training office for the pilots. At the end of his four years he was offered a class for Officer training but he declined as his wish was to return to Pennsylvania and marry Kathryn.

When he returned to civilian life, he was employed by Cabinet Industries and The Silk Mill in Danville, Miller Furniture Store and Big Boys Auto Parts in Sunbury, and finally Kennedy Van Saun in Danville, retiring in May 1995.

He was a life member of the National Rifle Association and the Norry Gun Club. He enjoyed hunting each fall with his sons, with turkey hunting being his favorite.

In addition to his wife, Malvin is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; Malvin Jr. and Anita of Watsontown and Michael and Linda of Hughesville, three granddaughters; Erika Shultz of Sunbury, Laura Shappell of Easton, and Amy Boyer and husband Chris of Milton, Delaware, three grandsons, Alec Persun and companion Julie Miller of Montoursville, Andrew Persun and companion Tara Batdorf of Watsontown, and David Mattern of Montoursville, five great grandchildren; Ava Shappell, Oliva Boyer, Kyrie Persun, Oliver Persun, and Ezra Miller and one sister Dawn Day of Lehighton

A public viewing will be held from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017 at Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton followed by the funeral at 7:00 p.m. with pastor Leslie Halchak officiating. As to Malvin’s request he will be cremated and then burial will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

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Posted: September 6, 2017




John D. Manley, Sr.

John D. Manley, Sr., 77, of Muncy, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 at his home.

Born January 19, 1940 in Shamokin, he was a son of David H. and Kathryn L. (Bowman) Manley.

John had worked at Hon Industries and also at Benner’s Amusements for 32 years as a ride supervisor. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Williamsport. John enjoyed BINGO at South Williamsport Senior Citizens, tinkering, and enjoyed coaching and watching wrestling. He loved helping others and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his wife Ann (Miller) Manley with whom he would have celebrated 52 years of marriage with on December 1 , a son Gregg A. Manley (Tonya), four daughters Crystal L. Hyde (Lee) of New Cumberland, Kathy A. Danilowicz of Williamsport, and Amanda and Teresa Manley, two siblings Gerald E. Manley and Mary P. Koons both of Sunbury, nine grandchildren Kristy, David, Johnna, Anthony, Brian, Samantha, Lindsay, Zachary, and Sylas, and 11 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sons John D. Manley, II, David J. Manley, and Terry Lee Manley, a daughter Proalla L. Manley, two brothers James R. Manley, and Donald W. Manley, and a sister Kathryn M. Manley.

A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 9 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Muncy. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 Saturday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: September 6, 2017

Pauline M. (Moss) Covert

Pauline M. (Moss) Covert, 83, of Muncy, died Monday, September 4, 2017 at the Gatehouse, Williamsport.

Born May 24, 1934 in Benton Township, Columbia County, she was a daughter of the late Maynard C. and Retah M. (Brink) Moss. She and her husband, George Covert celebrated 20 years of marriage before his death Jun. 11, 2007.

Pauline was a graduate of Huntington Mills High School. She worked at Schnadig Corporation, Montoursville for 27 years. Following retirement, she and her husband moved to Florida, where she volunteered with Hospice of Hillsborough County for 10 years, moving back to Muncy in 2005.

Pauline was a member of St. John’s Lutheran “Brick” Church, Montgomery. She volunteered with the Muncy Valley Hospital Auxiliary in the second floor, same day waiting room at the Muncy Valley Hospital.

She enjoyed oil painting, reading, working on puzzles, crafts, collecting angels and playing with her two Yorkies, Precious and Glory.

Surviving are a step daughter, Georgine Miller and her husband, Robert, of Muncy; step son, Joseph Covert and his wife, Doris, of South Hampton, NJ; a brother, Donald M. Moss and his significant other, Jowayne, of Nescopeck; a niece, Retah Zook and her husband, Sam, of Kirkwood; six step grandchildren, 10 step great-grandchildren and two step great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Masteller; a brother, Eliott Moss and a foster brother, Harry Moss.

Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Fishel, Susquehanna Hospice chaplain, officiating.

Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery.

The family welcomes flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Lycoming Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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


Posted: September 6, 2017

Benjamin K. Keller

Ben K. Keller, 88, died at the Williamsport Home Monday, September 4, in the presence of Ruth, his wife of 68 years. Ben was born October 28, 1928, to Anna Keller, in Hometown, PA. He loved to recall that the family barn burned on the night of his birth. Ben grew up in Hometown and Tamaqua, and graduated from Tamaqua High School in 1946. He worked in his family’s coal mine and then at #14 Colliery. From 1952–54 he served in the Army Engineers, and spent time in France. After serving in the Army, he and Ruth moved to Williamsport where he worked for Lowry Electric Company, and then for All-Phase Electric, first as a salesman and then as sales manager. He took great pride in the relationships he cultivated with his customers. Ben, along with his wife Ruth, was an active volunteer all his adult life. He served as a Cub Scout Master, a Sunday School teacher, and a Church Youth Group advisor. He was very active in his church, St. John’s UCC, and then New Covenant UCC. He was especially proud of his service as an Elder at St. Johns. After participating in a work group at Habitat for Humanity’s headquarters in Georgia, Ben was instrumental in establishing the Habitat chapter in Williamsport/Lycoming County. His relationships with families who took possession of Habitat Homes was a great joy to him. He and Ruth also participated in a Habitat project in El Salvador. He also was instrumental in the development of Rider Park, a recreation area now managed by the First Community Foundation. Ben had a great joy for young people. The Keller house was often occupied by his children’s friends, students from Lycoming College and International Students studying in Williamsport. After living many years in town, Ben and Ruth moved to a farm in Cogan Station, which became a social center for the many friendships that were central to Ben’s life. Ben was an avid hunter and fisherman. He took great pride in his hunting and fishing achievements, and always enjoyed serving the trout he had caught to company. This past spring, he enjoyed one final fishing trip with his long-time fishing friend Clare. Those of you who knew Ben will recall his words of encouragement to his children and others. “Do it good, whatever it is.” He was not always in favor, but always supportive of our dreams and endeavors. Ben is survived by his wife Ruth (Keilman) of Williamsport, son David and his wife Lindy of Concord New Hampshire, daughter Deborah and her husband Jack Todd of Tallahassee, Florida, granddaughters Grace Keller and Sarah Axelrad, grandson Caleb Keller and great grandson Logan Keller. A celebration of Ben’s life will be held at New Covenant UCC on Saturday, September 30, at 11:00, followed by a reception in the church Fellowship Hall, during which people will have opportunity to share memories. No flowers, please. Memorial gifts may be directed to New Covenant United Church of Christ or Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity. www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: September 6, 2017




Richard D. “Dale” Weaver, Sr.

Richard D. “Dale” Weaver, Sr., 93, formerly of Sugar Valley, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Elizabethtown at the Masonic Villages of PA.

Dale was born in Tylersville on January 4, 1924, the son of the late Roy and Cora (McCaleb) Weaver.

He was a 1942 graduate of Sugar Valley High School.

Dale was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp serving from 1942 to 1946. Dale enlisted in the Air Corp, with the knowledge, that the Allies did not have adequate fighter escorts for their bombers and suffered great loses on each sortie.

On August 1, 1946, in Bellefonte, Dale married the former Naomi C. Callahan whom preceded him in death December 30, 2014.

He was employed at Piper Aircraft for 33 years until his retirement.
Dale was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Tylersville as well as the Freemasonry Blue Lodge for the vast majority of his life. He also served as Logan Township Supervisor and was awarded the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania public service citation in 2005 for his 55 years of loyal service.

In his leisure time, Dale enjoyed camping, traveling to Florida in the winter and exercising at the YMCA – which he stayed faithful to into his 90’s.

He is survived by a daughter, Gloria Sue Deschler of Beaver, Pa; a son, Richard D. (Amanda) Weaver, Jr. of Deltona, FL; two granddaughters, Kathleen Ann (Nick Murry) Deschler of Washington D.C. and Josie Lynn Klinefelter of Tylersville; one grandson, Jonathan Richard Weaver of State College; three great grandsons, Jackson and Oliver Murry of Washington D.C; Lee Penney of Gainesville FL; a brother, Roland Weaver of Mill Hall; and sister, Vivian Poorman of Bellefonte.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Billie Weaver Abner.

A graveside memorial service with Veterans Honors will be held at a later date at Tylersville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John’s United Church of Christ, 3782 Narrows Road, Tylersville, Pa 17747.

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 6, 2017

Vernon W. Messner

Vernon W. Messner, 82, of Williamsport, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. He and his wife, the former, Barbara A. Shotts celebrated 53 years of marriage together on April 11.

Born in Williamsport on October 19, 1934, he was the son of Charles L. and Wanda H. (Bennett) Messner.

Vernon was a 60 year member of the former Memorial Baptist Church and Sunday school. He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1952 and the Williamsport Technical Institute in 1960. Vernon retired from Pullman Power Products, formally M.W. Kellogg Company in 1986 after 25 years of service in various engineering capacities, the last of which was their Sr. Nuclear Codes Engineer.

Vernon was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served two years in the 504th Combat Military Police Battalion during the time of the Korean War. Vernon belonged to Local VFW Post #7863 and the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

He played baseball as a pitcher and short stop for the Lincoln Boys League (Newberry) in the first Little League Baseball series in 1947. The series at that time was the National Series which later became the Little League World Series. Newberry lost in the semi-final to Maynard by 2-1 in 10 innings.

Vernon enjoyed fishing and exercise walking. He also was a regular caller on Ken Sawyer’s Talk Show, which he enjoyed immensely and was a member of Williamsport Mayor Steve Cappelli’s Advisory Committee.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Charles W. Messner and Christopher A. Messner with whom he lived; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Vernon was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary A. Compton and Normalee Messner.

A funeral service to honor the life of Vernon will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 8 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport, with his Pastor, the Rev. Timothy R. Kinney, Sr., officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at Sanders.

Memorial contributions may be made in Vernon’s name to the LeRoy O. Buck V.F.W. Post #7863, 150 Shaffer Street Duboistown, PA 17702.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: September 6, 2017

Eugene P. “Gene” Nelson

Eugene P. “Gene” Nelson, 91, of Plunketts Creek Twp., passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born June 18, 1926 in Dillsburg, PA a son of William and Mildred Nelson. Gene was one of five children, his brothers and sister include; Kenneth L., Donald J., Warren L. and Audrey V. Romito.

Gene attended Community Baptist Church, Montoursville. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division in Europe. He was personally decorated by General Gorge S. Patton with the Silver Star and the Bronze Star with “V” for Valor. He also received the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster for wounds received in France and Germany.

He retired from the Pennsylvania Game Commission after completing nearly 41 years of service on January 22, 1988 as Director of Propagation. He was a member of the Eugene Grafius American legion Post 104 in Montoursville; was a member of Eureka Lodge 335 F&A.M., the Wheel Inn and enjoyed hunting, especially duck hunting.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, the former Patsy R. Clark; sons, Steve E. (Christine) Nelson of Montoursville; daughter, Pamela E. Nelson of Hughesville; two grandchildren, April Buck and Sean Smith; six great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 11, 2017 at Community Baptist Church, 1853 Rt. 87 Highway with Elder Greg Sanford officiating. A luncheon and a time for visitation will follow the service in the church fellowship hall.

The family will provide the flowers. The family suggests contributions be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2000 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa FL 33607. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: September 6, 2017




Sarah Dorothy (Marley) Gilbody

Sarah Dorothy (Marley) Gilbody, 96 years old, passed away on Sept. 1, 2017, at Arista Care Nursing Home. Born Sept. 20, 1920, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Francis Marley and Bernice (Metzger) Marley. Preceding her in death was her husband of 37 years, Donald; a daughter, Susan; a sister, Bernice Marley; and a brother, Francis (Buzz) Marley.

Surviving are her eight children, Martin, Mary Ann (Rob) Ekblom, Margaret (Bob) Johle, Steven (Carol) Gilbody, Joan (Scott) Keeler, Phillip Gilbody, Donald Gilbody, Gerald Gilbody; nine grandchildren, Christopher Ekblom, Nathan (Sarah) Ekblom, James Ekblom, Reid (Amy) Johle, Zachary Johle, Bryce Johle, Ben Keeler, Sam Keeler, Laura Gilbody; and four great-grandchildren, Antonio Johle, Leo Johle, Mia Johle and Iris Johle.

Sarah had a long and wonderful life, at a young age began working at places like the R&G Knitting Mill and Sears Roebuck to earn enough money to go to nursing school. She graduated from the Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing in 1943. After 2 years of training, she enlisted in the U.S. Army Nurses Corp, sworn in as a 2nd Lieutenant. During and after WWII was stationed in places like Liverpool England to Glasco Scotland to Paris (Battle of the Bulge) to Verdun to Dachau & Munich German concentration camps. After returning home resumed her career as a nurse in the prenatal area of the Williamsport Hospital, wanting to see new life after experiencing the devastation of the war.

She married Don and raised eight children being a stay at home mom. She resumed her career again being a private duty nurse part time and donating a lot of time with the American Red Cross Blood Mobiles.

She loved music, playing the piano, swimming, biking and playing tennis and especially family get togethers, she will be sadly missed.

The family will receive family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road at 10 a.m. on Wednesday Sept. 6, 2017, with her pastor, Rev. John J. Victoria officiating. Following mass, burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions may be made in Sarah’s name to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, TOPEKA, KS 66675

www.crousefuneralhome.com.


Posted: September 6, 2017

Betty J. (Baumer) Morgan

Betty J. (Baumer) Morgan, 83, of Milton, died Sunday September 3, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

She was born in Danville on November 14, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Ira and Mary (Albeck) Baumer.

On October 14, 1952 Betty married the late Robert A. Morgan and they celebrated 49 years of marriage until his death in 2002.

Betty was a graduate of Danville High School Class of 1951 and worked for Chef Boy Ardi and retired after 44 years.

She was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milton. Betty was an avid reader and she loved to keep her yard looking nice.

Betty is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law; Debra A. and Brad Bartlett of Milton and Jodi and David Hendrickson of Danville, Three grandsons, two step grandsons; four great grandchildren and four step great grandchildren and six sisters and four brothers-in-law; Mary Billhime of Milton, Darlis Wintersteen of Danville Helen and Hurley Moll of Danville, Donna and Carl Smith of Danville, Karen and Joseph Zavaglia of Fort River, NJ and Judy and Ed Brill of Middletown.

In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by one brother; Ira Baumer and one sister; Joanne Randler.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M., Friday, September 8, 2017 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1125 Mahoning Street, Milton followed by a memorial service at 11:00. Burial will follow in Milton Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

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Posted: September 6, 2017

Nola Ilean Elizabeth Morse Schaffner

Nola Ilean Elizabeth Morse Schaffner, 90, of 633 Second Ave., passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 UPMC Williamsport. She was the wife of the late Clayton Morse, 1974 and Harold E. Schaffner, 2007.

She was born on June 6, 1927 in Williamsport and was the daughter of Merrill and Laura Mae Wolf Cassady McGill.

Nola was a 1946 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was a member of Oval and White Pine United Methodist Churches. At White Pine she was a member of the Lady’s Aid Society. She retired in 1974 from Litton Industries following 20 years of service.

Nola is survived by two sons, Edisel (Bonnie) Morse of Inverness, FL, Clayton (Evelyn) Morse of Williamsport; three grandchildren, Jodi Lynn (William) Bergquest, Michael (Barbara) Morse, Andrew (Erica) Morse; nine great grandchildren, Lathan Meredith, Jennifer (Justin) Chapman, Carey Morse, Emily Morse, Chase Kershner, Case Morse, Dakota Bergquest, Denver Bergquest, James Bergquest; four great great grandchildren, Ivy Meredith, LeLean Meredith, Phylis Meredith, Oliva Chapman.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2102 Northway Rd., with Pastor Eleanor Siegrist, Central Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oval Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m


Posted: September 6, 2017




Gene J. Troutman

Gene J. Troutman, 80, of Cogan Station died Saturday, September 2, 2017, at the Gatehouse at Divine
Providence Hospital.

Born August 4, 1937 in Valley View, PA, he was a son of the late Ray and Florence (Herb) Troutman.

Gene was a graduate of Tri Valley High School and Williamsport Technical Institute; and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Gene was a proud retiree of PP&L.

Gene loved his “little piece of heaven” in Cogan Station, where he and his family lived for over 45 years. He especially enjoyed gardening, working in his woodshop, riding his ATV and walking the dog.

He is survived by friends and family who will miss him very much. His wife of 52 years, Beverly L. (Hartman) Troutman, five children, Michelle (Jeffrey) Keyser of Dillsburg, Craig (Nanette) Troutman of South Williamsport, Scott (Carissa) Troutman of Dillsburg, Tanya (Nathan) Shipman of Cogan Station and Jason (Angela) Troutman of Lewisberry, 11 grandchildren, three great grandchildren; siblings, Helen Rickels, Bill (Ellen) Troutman, Jim (Cathy) Troutman and Glenn (Mary) Troutman.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Ferne Mohar, and his grandson, Andrew Troutman.

A funeral service to honor the life of Gene will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821
Diamond St. with the Rev. David Fishel, officiating. There will be a viewing from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gene’s memory to the Gatehouse C/O The
Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: September 6, 2017

Fred R. Verrico

Fred R. Verrico, 70, of Hughesville, went home to God on Friday, September 1, 2017 at his home.

Born September 18, 1946 in Pittsburgh, he a son of the late Delo and Ida (Rotunto) Verrico. He and his wife, the former Ellie Wagner, celebrated 27 years of marriage on February 24, 2017.

Fred served his country honorably from 1965 to 1967 in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. While serving active duty, Fred became a wounded warrior, losing both of his legs and was awarded the Purple Heart.

After returning to the states, and a lengthy recovery, he was employed with the Federal Government. Following his retirement, he moved to Muncy and followed his passion of buying and selling horses. In 1993 he moved to Montana, returning home to Muncy in 2001.

Fred enjoyed riding horses and four-wheelers, shooting pool, having picnics, and spending time with his family, sharing memories and various other stories. He was a member of several local Legions and VFW Posts, and was instrumental in establishing the Veterans of the Vietnam War Post PA 51, and the veteran’s park on Main Street in Hughesville. Fred will also be remembered as a proud and strong veteran, good husband, and loving father and grandfather.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three daughters, Tracy (Ronnie) Tubbe of TX, Amy Hubbert and Julie (Willie) Dylina both of Hughesville; four sons, Greg "Beef" (Niena) Verrico of Muncy, Mark Verrico of Montoursville, Nick (Melissa) Verrico, and Levi (Sara) Spring both of Muncy; two sisters, Rina (Tony) Machi and Karen (Tom) Beatty, both of Pittsburgh; 14 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; several nieces, nephews, and in-laws. He will be loved and missed by many.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 9, at Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., Muncy, with Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Moreland Baptist Cemetery with graveside military honors accorded by combined veteran’s organizations. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. At Fred’s request, casual dress attire is requested and the wearing of suits is discouraged.

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 6, 2017

Shirley Anne Doebler

Shirley Anne Doebler, 72, of Montgomery, died Saturday, September 2, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born April 25, 1945 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Kathryn E. (Egli) Schrum. She married Dale E. Doebler on June 7, 1991.

Shirley loved going to sprint car races, bowling, ceramics, and collecting attic dolls. She also taught Sunday school for many years, at the Lairdsville Faith Church

In addition to her husband, Shirley is survived by three daughters, Debra L. (Maurice Sholder, Jr.) Waldman of Linden, Lisa A. (Steve) Flook of Williamsport, and Candace L. Nonemaker of Williamsport; a son, D. Edward (Barbara) Doebler of Linden; a sister, Holly A. (Rick) Mayberry of Southport, NC; a brother, Samuel W. (Cheryl) Schrum of Lancaster; seven grandchildren, Jason Strassner, Brooke Waldman, Destiny Doebler, Samantha Flook, Sydney Waldman, Brandon Waldman, and Faith Nonemaker; and her beloved dog, Tucker.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, September 7 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice at www.susquehannahealth.org/giving-back/donate or the Lairdsville Faith Church, 6786 Rt. 118, Lairdsville, PA 17742.

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


Posted: September 6, 2017




Walter L. Prince

Walter L. Prince, 78, of Montgomery, died Thursday, August 31, 2017 at AristaCare at Loyalsock, Montoursville.

Born August 1, 1939 in Queens, NY, he was a son of the late Frederick and Margaret (Trickle) Prince. He and his wife, the former Constance Jane, were married July 16, 1969. Together they celebrated 48 years of marriage.

Walter was a graduate of Muncy High School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. Walter was employed as a woodworker and retired from Anton Waldman Associates. Following retirement, he returned to work in security at ConAgra and most recently was self employed doing income taxes.

Walter was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Muncy. He was a volunteer at the Muncy Fire Department.

Walter valued staying up on current events and news, reminiscing about his army days, shopping, and going out for breakfast.

Surviving in addition to his wife area daughter and son-in-law, Holly Prince-Kessler and Doug Kessler, of Montgomery, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Stephanie Prince, of Montgomery; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Arthur and Marsha Prince, of Gulfport, MS and Robert Prince, of Lansdale, PA; and one grandson, Steven Prince II.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Edward Prince and one sister, Claire Walters.

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

If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to Lycoming Animal Protection Society (LAPS), 195 Phillips Park Dr., S. Williamsport, PA 17702.

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


Posted: September 6, 2017

Lester E. “Les” Erdman

Lester E. “Les” Erdman, 96, of Muncy, died Friday, September 1, 2017 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy.

Born December 23, 1920 in Upper Mahoning Twp., he was a son of the late William H. and Jenny (Mattern) Erdman. His wife of 67 years, the former Henrietta Smith, preceded him in death on September 20, 2010.

Les enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and raising raspberries.

He is survived by a daughter, Carol (Bob) Esten of Pennsburg; a son, Vern (Elaine) Erdman of Muncy; two sisters, Violet Hoffman and Daisy Drumheller; a brother, Marlin Erdman; five grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Leah Tice; two brothers, Ernest and Paul Erdman; and five sisters, Margaret Kessler, Ruth Coleman, Arlene Bordner, Gertie Stein, and Dorothy Wolfgang; and a grandson, Tim Wilson

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 8th, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. In addition, a memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 9th, at the Salem Church of Rough and Ready, 11 Church Rd., Klingerstown, PA 17941. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., one hour prior to the service. There will also be a meal provided, following the burial at the church.

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


Posted: September 6, 2017

Domenica “Mae” Sanguedolce

Domenica “Mae” Sanguedolce, 92, of Muncy, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born October 12, 1924 in Manhattan, NY, she was the daughter of the late Carmelo and Madelena (Torrogrosso) Ristuccia. She and her husband, Sebastian “Ben” Sanguedolce, celebrated 63 years of marriage before his death Jan. 5, 2007.

Mae worked as an executive assistant at Bucilla, Long Island, NY.

She was of Roman Catholic faith and recently attended St. James Episcopal Church, Muncy, with her family.

Mae enjoyed knitting and shopping.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, S. Ben Sanguedolce, of Walkhill, NY and Thomas R. and Patty Sanguedolce, of Muncy; seven grandchildren, Dawn Sanguedolce, Nicholas Zazzi, Anthony Zazzi, Elizabeth Hill, Renee Mcnally, Sebastian Sanguedolce III, and Tanya Rae Smith; and three great-grandchildren, Joseph, Ava and Jackson.

She was predeceased by a grandson, Thomas Sanguedolce.

A graveside service will be held in Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island, NY, on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 1 p.m.

If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 95, Muncy, PA 17756.

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


Posted: September 6, 2017







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