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ABRESCH -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 3, 2009;
Elaine C. Kleinowski, 78, of 121 Kendall Ave., Jersey Shore, died Sunday evening, February 1, 2009 at her home. Born March 9, 1930 in Milwaukee, WI, she was the daughter of Frederick H. Abresch and the former Josephine P. Kempen. Elaine was preceded in death by her loving husband John R. Kleinowski July 29, 1998; they were united in marriage November 27, 1948. For several years, she was a member of the Church of Saint Luke in Jersey Shore.
  She is survived by a daughter Diane (Dick) Blee of Jersey Shore; two sons, Kenneth J. (Jane) Kleinowski of West Bend, WI and Daniel J. (Carole) Kleinowski of Plainfield, WI; nine grandchildren, Michelle, Tracy, Kent, Kari, Karla, Shanna, Karl, Daniel Jr., and Jake; six great grandchildren, Kyle, Joey, Zackery, Troy, Hope and Karl Jr; four brothers, Bob, Roger, Ron and Jim; two sisters, Joyce and Shirley. Elaine was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and Dick Abresch. Memorial services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.
  Arrangements are being handled by the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore.

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ADAMS -

Williamsport Grit, Nov. 26, 1939;
Mrs. Carrie M. Adam, 65, wife of William Adams, of Chatham Maples, died Wednesday at Rothfuss Clinic. She was an active member of the Trinity Evangelical Church and Sunday School. Doreas Society, and Gleamers Class. Surviving are her husband: a daughter, Mrs. Harry DeRerner, of Williamsport R. D. l: five sons, Raymond B. Eddinger, of Hepburnville; Vernon C. Eddinger, of Williamsport R. D. 2; Robert M. Adams, of Chatham Maples; W. N. Adams, of Pittsburgh, and Elwood B. Adams, of Wilmington, Del; 3 sister, Mrs. Ralph Riddel, of Cogan Station, and three brothers, Will Bower and George Bower, of this city, and Thomas Bower, of South Williamsport. Services were held yesterday afternoon at the Trinity Evangelical Church. with the pastor, the Rev. J. B. Mays, officiating. assisted by the Rev. D. F. Young, of Lewistown, a former pastor of the church. Burial was in Mound Cemetery.

ADAMS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 11, 2009;
George G. Adams, 97, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at the Williamsport Home, where he was a resident. He was born February 28, 1911 in Lock Haven, the son of George G. and Anna Parsons Adams. George was the manager of the former Dickey-Grugan Hardware Co. He was a WWII Navy Air Corps. Veteran, a life time member of #782 Elks-Lock Haven, a charter member of the Wheel Inn, and a member of the Texas Block HouseEnglish Center. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Edith M. Grugan, who passed away in 2007. Surviving him is a son, George G. of Avis. A memorial graveside service will be announced at a later date. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville .

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ALBARANO -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 25, 2009;
John J. Albarano, 80, of Williamsport, died Friday Jan. 23, 2009 at the Williamsport Home. John was born in Lilly, Pa on June 21, 1928, a son of Joseph and Carmella Eny Albarano. He was a graduate of Lilly High School. In 1952 he earned his bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering and in 1955 his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, both from Penn State University. John was an accomplished boxer with an outstanding amateur and collegiate career. He began his amateur boxing in Johnstown, Pa. In 1946 he won the Johnstown Dapper Dan Championship and was honored as the Outstanding Fighter of that tournament. In 1947 he won the Pittsburgh Dapper Dan Championship. That same year, John also won the Pittsburgh Region AAU Gold Medal. At Penn State, John was a three time NCAA Eastern Boxing Champion, at that time, an NCAA record. John was captain of Penn State's 1952 team and that same year was awarded the FJ Goodman Award as the NCAA's Eastern Region Most Outstanding Boxer. John was selected as a finalist for the 1952 United States Olympic Boxing Team for the Helsinki Olympic Games. John's commitment to military service made him unable to accept this invitation. John was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War serving with the Army Corps of Engineers being discharged with the rank of Captain. John started his work history as a construction estimator for the Dupont Corp. in Tennessee then worked for Lundy Construction Co. in Williamsport before founding the Albarano Construction and Development Co. in 1962. John was an accomplished builder, engineer and real estate developer across Pennsylvania.
  He excelled as a trumpet player and had played in various dance bands including a band formed by his family. John was active in senior and big league baseball and had served as president of the East End Baseball Assoc. He was a former member of the Williamsport Municipal Authority, former president of the West Branch Home Builders Association, a member of the United Mine Workers of America, a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Assoc., an honorary member of the Indiana University of PA Alumni Assoc., the Nittany Lion Club, the Varsity S Club (an organization for varsity lettered athletes at Penn State Univ.), the Skull and Bones, Theta Kappa Phi Fraternity, member Sons of Italy lodge 138, VFW Post 7863 South Williamsport, American Legion Post 617 in South Williamsport. John was also a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers. He is survived by his wife, the former Rita Drumheller, a daughter, Victoria Blucher and her husband David of Joppa, Md., a son, John J. Albarano II and his wife Jennifer of Williamsport, grandchildren Ryan Harris, Margo and Lilianna Albarano, a sister Patricia Felus of Lilly and a brother Francis Albarano of Lilly. Preceding him in death are two sisters, Palma Saparo and Carolyn Biglin. Friends and relatives may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday with a prayer service at 2:45 p.m. and at the Thomas F. Cloherty Funeral Home, 531 Main St., Lilly, Pa on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A Vigil Service will be held Tuesday afternoon.
  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Alleghenies Catholic Church, Lilly, Pa with the Rev. Msgr. John R. Sasway V.F. officiating. Burial will be in St. Brigid's Cemetery, Lilly, Pa with Military Honors provided by the Lilly American Legion and Lilly VFW. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Penn State Boxers Endowment Fund, Ms Janet Stafford/Penn State Univ. Office of Planned Giving, 7 Old Main, University Park, Pa 16102-1502.

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ALBECK -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 5, 2009;
Marjorie I. Sheatler Lyons, 95, a resident of the Emanuel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Danville for the past 8 years, passed away there Sunday, January 04, 2009. She had lived in the rural Muncy area and at the Rockwell Center in Milton for a period of time. Born July 17, 1913 in Jerseytown, she was the daughter of the late Reeder P. and Margaret May (McWilliams) Albeck. Her first husband, John Robert Sheatler preceded her in death on August 14, 1975 and her second husband, Dayton Lyons died September 14, 1995. She attended her elementary school years in Jerseytown and graduated from Picture Rocks High School in 1930.
  She was a teacher's aide for many years and helped in the cafeteria earlier at the former Anthony Twp. School in Exchange, and then later at the Turbotville Elementary School. She was a former member of the Washingtonville and Muncy Garden Clubs and a former member of the former St. James Lutheran Church, Turbotville where she taught Sunday school and was active with the Lutheran Church Women, and is a current member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Turbotville. She enjoyed quilting earlier in her life and made quilts for all her children and grandchildren. Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law: Robert J. and Patricia Sheatler of Milton; Dale R. and Nancy Sheatler, Claymont, DE; and Dennis C. and Clissie Sheatler, Turbotville; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and a step-daughter, Dr. Susan F. Lyons in the Republic of South Africa. Preceding her in death besides her husbands were two sons, Leroy Sheatler in 1941 and Sherman A. Sheatler in 2000; a brother, John L. Albeck and three sisters: Harriet E. Albeck, Eva K. Mohr, and Lucille D. Strahan. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1:00 PM at Zion Lutheran Church, Paradise Street, Turbotville with the Rev. Erwin C. Roux, her pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Turbotville Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the church from noon to 1 Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory be made to either Emanual Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 600 Schoolhouse Road, Danville, PA 17821 or the Zion Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 277, Turbotville, PA 17772. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville.

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ALBERTSON -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 7, 2009;
George W. "Jim" Albertson, 87, of Dewart, died Thursday, March 5, 2009.
A life-time resident of Dewart, he owned and operated Al's Garage, Dewart from 1962 to 1969 and later retired from McCormick Dray Line, Muncy. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Virginia; a son, George W. Albertson, II and his wife Sandra of Turbotville; a daughter, Bernadette G. Albertson, Watsontown; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother, Arthur J. Albertson and two sisters, Lena E. Kilgus and Mary M. Taylor. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public viewing. A memorial service is being planned and will be held at a later date at the family's convenience. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville.

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ALLEN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 28, 2009;
Virginia L. Miller, 80, of Muncy, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Born May 15, 1928, in Jordan Township, Lycoming County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Margaret M. Gordner Allen. Virginia retired from the former Lysock View Nursing Home, after having worked there for over 22 years. She was an avid collector of angels and chickens who also enjoyed cleaning, shopping and dining out at various local restaurants. Virginia was a great cook who was well known for her potato soup. Surviving, are two sons, Ronald (Dixie) Allen of Glen Mawr and Dearl Miller of Williamsport; two daughters, Connie Charles and Shirley (Glenn) Temple, both of Hughesville; two brothers, Jason Allen and Harley (Kathy) Allen, both of Hughesville; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Virginia was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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ALPERT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 27, 2009;
Martin A. Alpert, 90, of Laguna Hills, California, died, unexpectedly, Saturday evening, February 14, 2009. He was the son of the late Benjamin and Rebecca Alpert.
  His wife of 58 years, Rhoda Mencher died in 1999. He is survived by a daughter, Ruth Fleischman; a son, Michael Alpert, both of California; his grandchildren, Debra and Steven Fleischman; his twin great-granddaughters, Rachel and Alyson Fleischman; two sisters, Ethel Urlaub of Hackensack, New Jersey and Jean Staiman of Williamsport. A graduate of the Williamsport Senior High School, Class of 1936, Mr. Alpert was a commencement speaker, president of the student council, editor of the La Memoire, lead in the senior class play "Nothing but the Truth." He received a scholastic scholarship to Bucknell University from which he graduated in 1940. In 1941, he enlisted in the Naval Reserve and was sent to Annapolis. He became an Ensign in the Navy and served in the European Theatre of World War II. He attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Upon returning to Williamsport, he worked briefly for Reliable Furniture Company. He then was employed by International Furniture Company in Montoursville, where he became plant manager for Karpen Division of Schnadig Corporation. In 1954, he was selected to head the new Schnadig Plant built in Corona, California. While in Williamsport, Martin was very active in Congregation Ohev Sholom. He served as secretary of the board of directors, sang in the synagogue choir, was an active member of the Jewish War Veterans and of B'nai B'rith. In California, he became completely involved with Temple Judea.
  Interment was in Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar, California.

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ANDREACCI -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 12, 2009;
Dante Nicholas Andreacci, infant son of Dr. Joseph and Stephanie (Albertson) Andreacci, 68 Hunt Club Drive, Bloomsburg, entered the kingdom of heaven on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009. In addition to his parents, Dante will be deeply missed by his maternal grandparents, Dianne Albertson and Michael Barratt, Bloomsburg; Edward Albertson and Candy Roberts, Orangeville; paternal grandparents, Jim and Lynne Lowe, Williamsport; John and Linda Andreacci, Danville; great-grandmothers, Janet Bloom, Orangeville; Mae Albertson, Lady Lake, FL; paternal great-grandfather, Melvin Bennett, Sr., Plattsburgh, NY; aunt Keri Gaito, Bloomsburg; uncle John and aunt Debbie Andreacci, Williamsport; aunt Julie Andreacci, Williamsport; and cousins, Olivia and Cameron Gaito and Nicholas Andreacci. Seeing your face was truly seeing an angel. To hold you in our arms was a gift of everlasting love. Your tiny feet made footprints forever on our hearts. When the sun and stars shine brightly or as the rains fall, we'll think of you, smiling down on us. Until we meet again. Private funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg, with the Rev. Richard D. Leonard, pastor of the Millville United Methodist Church officiating.

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APPLEGATE -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 27, 2009;
Ralph P. Applegate, 75, of 1895 Caldwell Ave., Williamsport, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital. He was born December 26, 1933 in Williamsport, a son of George and Mary Guisewhite Applegate. Ralph retired from the Pepsi Bottling group. He was a member of the Royal P. Steinbacher American Legion Post #617 and the L.O.O.M. #145, both of South Williamsport. He enjoyed dancing, and roller skated for years. He is survived by two sons, Scott L. Applegate of Williamsport, and Keith A. (Peggy) Applegate of Cogan Station; two brothers, George Applegate, Jr. of Muncy, and Robert Applegate of Williamsport; a sister Clara of Florida; five grandchildren; two step grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Todd M.; a brother Charles, and by a sister, Charlotte. The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 29 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Interment will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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ARTMAN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 13, 2009;
Shirley Artman Meckey, our beloved mom and gaga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, in Belair Nursing Home, Lower Burrell. Born June 15, 1925, she was a 1943 graduate of Tarentum High School. In 1944, she graduated from New Kensington Commercial College. She married Kenneth P. Meckey, Sr. in 1945. Mr. Meckey passed away in July of 1981. They were the parents of four surviving children, Cynthia (Glenn) Spoerke of Cogan Station, Claudia (Allan) Montgomery, Marsha (Joseph) Malak, and Kenneth P. (Deborah Gorney) Meckey, Jr. Also surviving their special gaga are 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday, Jan. 14, Krynicki Funeral Home, Natrona Heights.

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AULT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 10, 2009;
Leah M. (Ault) Knight, of Philadelphia and formerly of Williamsport, died on February 7, 2009. She was the wife of the late John H. She was preceded in death by two sons, John A. and Brian J. Knight. She is survived by a son Thomas (Tresa); six grandchildren, Nathan, Amanda, Lisa, Kenan, Braden and Cullen; and one greatgrandchild Robert William. Graveside service will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Wildwood Cemetery, 1151 Cemetery St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
  Arrangements by William R. May Funeral Home, Glenside-North Wales.

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B - Surnames


BAIER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 2, 2009;
BAIER - Mr. Donald R. Baier, 76, of 3 Harvestview South, Mount Joy, and former long time resident of Limestone Township, Lycoming County, died Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at his home residence. Mr. Baier was a communicant and maintained memberships at both the Saint James Roman Catholic Church at Lititz and the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church at Bastress. He had been a member of the Saint George Society of the church at Bastress.
  Mr. Baier was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Meal, and the Korean Service Medal. Donald had retired as a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service.
  Mr. Baier was a member of the graduating class of 1950 of the former St. Mary's High School at Williamsport. Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was active as a volunteer with Federal prison ministries. He had also been a volunteer and member of the Williamsport Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. He and his wife, the former Joan H. Dincher, were united in holy matrimony on December 2, 1961. Together they shared 47 years of marriage. Born November 7, 1932 in Limestone Township, Lycoming County, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Mary R. Bower Baier. Surviving in addition to his wife, Joan H. Baier, at Mount Joy, are his daughter, Donna M. and her husband, Ralph Buras of Bossier City, LA, his three sons, Ronald D. and his wife, Elizabeth Baier of Manheim, Sean M. and his wife, Terri Baier of Mount Joy, and Frank H. and his wife, Wendi Baier of Mount Joy, and his 10 grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his late two sisters, Claire M. Kohler and Mary T. Baier and also by his late brother, Francis H. (Bud) Baier. Funeral services and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, January 5, 2009 at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 5973 Jacks Hollow Road, Bastress. His priest, Rev. Father Shane L. Kirby, will be the celebrant. Interment will immediately follow at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Bastress. Graveside military honors will be accorded by the Guard of Honor of the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County, PA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport. The family suggests that contributions in memory of Mr. Donald R. Baier, may be made, if so desired, to Habitat for Humanity, Williamsport Chapter, 540 Lycoming Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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BAILEY -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 11, 2009;
Thomas E. Bailey, 78, a resident of Williamsport, died Friday, January 9, 2009 at The Williamsport Hospital ER. He was born in Williamsport on March 14, 1930, the son of Norman E. and Josephine Rhea Bailey. Tom was a very active member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.
  After graduating from Williamsport High School, he joined the US Air Force and was a prisoner transporter during the Korean War, after returning from the service, his first job was with the Plasterers and Cement Finishers Union Local # 47, where he was involved in the construction and business management until 1989. Tom was very involved in public service, holding many titles, he was Williamsport City Alderman, 9th ward (1964-1970), Williamsport City Constable, 9th ward (1972-1979), Williamsport City Council (1976-1996, 1998-2002) president (1992-1993) and vice president (1998-2000), Williamsport Recreation Commission (1984-1992), City of Williamsport Finance Committee (1988-1992), STEP (1988-1996) PA Department of Revenue (1987-1989), PennDOT (1989-1992), Regional Sewage Committee and Water Rationing Boards (1990-1991), City of Williamsport Planning Commission (1998-2001), and the Public Works and Public Safety Commission (1998-2002). His wife of 52 years, the former Lucille J. Federowicz died on December 25, 2008. Surviving are his children, Norman E. Bailey and companion Lori of Williamsport, Cynthia A. Mayer and husband Charles of Cogan Station. Thomas E. Bailey II and companion Linda of Rauchtown, Joseph M. Bailey of Williamsport, five grandchildren Jacqueline A. Kaiser and husband Jeffrey Hunsberger, Jessica M. Kaiser, David L. Kaiser, Lindsey E. Bailey, Alisha Mayer, step-grandchildren, Joshua C. and Charles D. Mayer, a great granddaughter Katelyn Hunsberger, a sister Kathryn E. McGinn of South Williamsport, and a brother D. Sid Bailey and spouse Patricia of Montoursville. Preceding him in death, in addition to his wife, was a great grandson Jeffrey David Hunsberger. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday 10 a.m. in the church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, with the Rev. Michael J. Zipay officiating, with burial to follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, with a family prayer service at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tom's name may be made to the American Heart Association Memorial Processing Center, 777 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.

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BAKER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 1, 2009;
Betty A. Kvalkauskas, 74, of 34 Friend St., Pittston, formerly of Loyalsock Twp., died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Betty and her husband, John L. Kvalkauskas, celebrated their 57th anniversary May 12, 2008. Betty retired from Step, Inc. and prior to that worked in real estate and sales. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Pittston and enjoyed spending time with her family. Born Oct. 15, 1934, in Rock Glenn, she was the daughter of Lester and Lucille Boehmer Baker. Surviving besides her husband are a son, Michael I. (Tabitha) of Pittston; a brother, Eugene C. (Linda) Baker of South Williamsport; grandchildren, Terry Jr., Michael J. W., John M. and Yasmine Kvalkauskas and one great granddaughter, Tiana. Betty was predeceased by a son, Terry J. Kvalkauskas. Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Charles W. Coates officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. No visitation. The family will provide the flowers.

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BAKER -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Mrs. Thomas Baker, of Philadelphia, died at the home of Daniel Baker, 2019 Boyd street, Tuesday morning. Funeral at the residence, Friday morning.

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BALL -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 27, 2009;
Arnold L. Ball, 70, of Braine St., passed away Monday, January 26, 2009 at his home. He was born October 17, 1938 in Millville, the son of Grant and Hazel Gower Ball. Arnold was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Arnold also was a member of the Moose Lodge #45 and the American Legion. He is survived by his children, Bonnie, Renee, Arnold, Jr. and Michael; his siblings, Doris (David) Wyland of Williamsport, Ina (Glenn) Fry of Tampa, FL, Grant J. Ball and Steven (Kathy) Ball, both of Muncy, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church. Relatives and friends are invited to Arnold's Life Celebration memorial service, beginning with a visitation from 6:30-7 p.m. Thursday, January 29, 2009 at the First Baptist Church, 380 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Services will follow at 7 p.m. at the church. Interment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by the Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St.

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BALUM -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 23, 2009;
Aurelia B. (Woodie or Boots) Fritz, 97, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2009, in the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit where, she was a guest for only nine days. Born in Portage, Cambria County, PA, on Tuesday, September 5, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Stanley K. and Frances (Chernick) Balum. Aurelia was the widow of Benjamin D. Fritz who preceded her in death in 1978. She was a 1929 graduate of Clearfield High School. Aurelia was employed as a knitter by the former Montgomery Mills for 21 years, retiring in 1975. Aurelia was a former member of the Muncy and Montgomery Senior Citizens and the Business and Professional Women of Montgomery. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and baking. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Joslyn F. and Richard Buck, Montgomery, PA; one grandson, Rob D. Fritz and his companion, Elaine, Montoursville, PA; one sister-in-law, Ruby Balum, Muncy, PA. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Pierre K. Fritz, one grandson, Steven A. Decker, one granddaughter, Kathy Lee Decker, two sisters, Valerie "Vee" Rishell and Delphine Cowdrick and one brother, Conrad P. Balum. Graveside funeral services will be conducted in the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2009, with Reverend Zach LaBagh, pastor of the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, officiating. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service.

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BARNER -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
George Barner died at his home, 139 Linn street, last Sunday morning. The funeral took place on Tuesday at the home. He left his wife, two sons and one daughter.

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BARNES -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 20, 2009;
Frances N. Rupert, 82, of 1980 Route 405, Muncy, died Monday, January 19, 2009 at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Born in the village of Leolyn on February 3, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Edna (Hurlbert) Barnes. Frances was employed as a sander for 17 years with Rochelle Furniture Manufacturing of Montgomery, retiring in 2002. For many years, she also worked at McDonald's in South Williamsport, as well as working as a waitress at the Bower-Decker Post #251 American Legion in Montgomery, where she was a member of the ladies auxiliary. She was also a member of the Muncy Valley Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #866 and the 40/8 S.O.L. Club in Williamsport. Frances was a sports enthusiast and thoroughly enjoyed cheering for her favorites, the Philadelphia Eagles football team and driver Jeff Gordon on the NASCAR circuit. She also liked to go dancing and took several bus trips to Atlantic City. Frances was a member of New Life Church, Pennsdale. Surviving are one son, Larry M. Rupert, Sr. of Goldsboro, NC; two daughters, Charlotte L. Warner of Montgomery and Deborah A. Moore of Muncy; three brothers, Arthur Barnes of Roaring Branch and Elwin "But" Barnes and Steve Barnes, both of Canton; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by one sister, Cristina Saunders; one brother, Lawrence Barnes; and a great-great-grandson, Lawrence, who died in infancy. Friends will be received on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Officiating will be her pastor, Rev. Robert A. Lauver. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to either the New Life Church, 1006 Village Road, Pennsdale, PA 17756 or a charity of one's choice.

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BARTLEY -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 10, 2009;
Ilene M. Falk, 88, of 2624 Haas Lane, Montoursville, died Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Sycamore Manor. Ilene's husband, William Harrison Falk, died on October 16, 1995. Ilene retired from Brodart as a bookkeeper. Born June 26, 1920 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of William H. and Mildred Ritzman Bartley. Surviving are a brother, William H. Bartley, Jr. of Duboistown; sister, Idabelle C. Eck of Oval; and several nieces and nephews. Ilene was predeceased by a son, Harry "Skip" Fisher. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Knight-Confer's, 1914 Memorial Ave. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be at Wildwood Cemetery.

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BARTO -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 14, 2009;
Hilda E. Barto, 99, of Muncy, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Born Feb. 6, 1910, in Montgomery, she was a daughter of late Charles E. and Bertha Buck Kilgus. Her husband of 54 years, Donald L. Barto, preceded her in death on June 9, 1991. As a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church for many years, she served as church treasurer for 50 years and was a member of the Bluebird Sunday School Class. A homemaker, she served as an officer in the Sheridan Elementary School P.T.A. and was a Girl Scout leader for several years. She enjoyed bowling and playing cards with her neighbors. Surviving are a daughter, Donna (Jack) Armstrong of Harleysville; a son, Ron (Penny) Barto of Hughesville; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

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BENYO -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 3, 2009;
Andrew S. (aka Polish Pistol) Benyo Jr., 70, of Unityville, died Sunday, March 1, 2009, at the Williamsport Hospital. Born December 8, 1938, in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Andrew S. and Pauline S. Biginski Benyo Sr. Andrew served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Millville. Andrew was currently employed at J.W. Aluminum, Williamsport. He was a member of S.A.S.S. (cowboy action shooting) and a Life Member of the NRA. Andrew enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and playing golf. However, one of his greatest joys was spending time with his family. Surviving are three sons, Stephen (Robin) Benyo of Hughesville, Gregory (Cathy) Benyo of Millville and David Benyo of Unityville; three daughters, Ramona Ritch of Unityville, Michelle O'Brien of Oakland, MD, and Jennifer (Carl) Zappa, McKeesport; 14 grandchildren, Eric, Curt, Heather, Josh, Melinda, Adam, Felicia, Cody, Rebecca, Hannah, Katie Jane, Luke, C.Z. and Colt; and a great-grandson, Hunter.
  In addition to his parents, Andrew was preceded in death by a sister, Susanna Oleski. A visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

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BETTS -

Williamsport Grit; Mar. 6, 1932;
Mrs. Walter L. Betts of Valley Street, Duboistown, died Wednesday at her home. She leaves her husband Walter L. Betts; two sons Robert, of this city, and Lynn, a state highway patrolman, stationed at Coudersport; a sister, Mrs. Elmer Mecum, of this city, and a brother Carson E. Crandall, of this city. Services were held Friday at the home with burial in Wildwood. (email contact for this family)

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BEVINGTON -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
R. M. Bevington, 67, father of the Rev. R. W. Bevington, pastor of Central Baptist Church, died Tuesday at his home in Kittanning. He had been ill for the last four years. He also is survived by three other sons, Harry and John, of Kittanning, and Victor, with the seabees at Providence, R. I.; three daughters, Winafred, of Kittanning; Mrs. Margaret Feitknecht, of Tarentum, and Mrs. Clara Painter, at home; a sister, Myrtle, of Indiana, Pa.; his mother, Mrs. Minnie Bevington, of East Liverpool, O., and 16 grandchildren.

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BIDELSPACHER -

Gazette & Bulletin, date unknown, [Submitted by Marlyn Stone]
Mrs. Sophia Ulmer Bidelspacher, 81, last member of the historical Dunkard Church, of Blooming grove, died yesterday at the Williamsport Hospital. Death followed an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Bidelspacher was the mother of Charles F. Bidelspacher, former state assemblyman and now referee in bankruptcy, of 716 Market Street. She lived with a daughter, Mrs. Martha C. Edler, of 831 Market Street, but she had recently been visiting at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Christine Myers, of State College. Seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Bidelspacher was the widow of Jacob Bidelspacher, prominent Hepburn Township farmer at the time of his death. Her own parents migrated from Germany to Blooming Grove in 1804. They joined other German-speaking settlers there in establishing the Dunkard congregation about 1828. In recent years worship services have not been held in the old-fashioned church, which is being preserved by descendants of the settlers as a shrine. Mrs. Bidelspacher is the last of its early members and she has been affiliated with the Hepburn Baptist Church since the Dunkard Church was closed. a prayer service will be held at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Spitler funeral home, with further services at the Blooming Grove Dunkard Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Rev. Maurice A. Levy, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. W.C. Hanning, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 o'clock tonight.

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BIEHLER -

Gazette & Bulletin, February 21, 1902
Lawrence Biehler, born in Watviler, Alsace, April 29, 1828 died in Williamsport February 19, 1902, aged 71 years.  He is survived by a widow and the following children: Mrs. Louisa McCarty of Kinsley, Kansas; Emmet, Orange, Texas; Mrs. McLaughlin, Mrs Josephine Tinsman, and Martin of Williamsport.  Funeral announcement later. (email contact for this family)

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BINDER -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 4, 1918;
The funeral of Marius Binder, who died at the Williamsport hospital on Ju1y 31 following an operation took place yesterday morning it 9 o'clock at St. Boniface church, interment in Wyoming street cemetery following.

The cortege moved to the church from the house of Mrs. Mary J. Koehler, 234 Hughes street. The St. Boniface society, of which Mr. Binder was a member, attended the services in a body. The deceased left three sons - John V. and Carl I., of Detroit, Mich.; and Frank J., of this city, and a daughter, Mrs. Koehler.

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BLACKBURN -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
Mrs. Anna Sellers Blackburn, 73, of Lock Haven, former Williamsport resident, died Tuesday at the Lock Haven Hospital. She was the widow of Dr. E. C. Blackburn, who practised in Williamsport until 1910. when he moved to Lock Haven. She is survived by a son, Dr. E. C., Jr., of Lock Haven; a daughter, Mrs. Oliver Heacock, of Bigleville; a brother, William Sellers, of Altoona, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday.

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BOLLINGER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 19, 2009;
Ruth R. Fogle, 93, of Williamsport, PA, passed away at the Williamsport Hospital on Saturday, January 17, 2009. She was the wife of the late Arthur F. Fogle with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. Ruth was born on January 18, 1915 in Northumberland, PA and was the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Bordner Bollinger. Ruth was a sales associate at the Carol House Dept. Store for thirty one years and retired in 1977. She was a member of the St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church of Williamsport and the Senior Citizens Center on Maynard and Third St. She enjoyed being at home and taking care of her family. She is survived by a son Frank F. (Frances) Fogle of Zephyr Hills, FL, two daughters Sara "Sally" A. Neylon of Williamsport, Linda L. Burk of Henderson, NV, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was the youngest of nine siblings, who all predeceased her.
  Ruth's services and interment will be private. In Ruth's memory, contributions may be made to The Alzheimer's Disease Association, 63 N. Franklin St., Kirby Health Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 or to the Lycoming Co. S.P.C.A. 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Funeral arrangements are in the care of James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

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BOLT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 9, 2009;
Frederick Charles Bolt, 87, died last Sunday at his home, 1740 Memorial Avenue. He was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca; a daughter, Mrs. Harry Dochter, of this city; a son, Charles, of Oval. and three grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Knight funeral home. Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery.

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BONDE -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 9, 2009;
BONDE - Ingeborg Sammons, 80, of Spruce Street, Montoursville, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at her residence. She was born October 23, 1928 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Peter and Anita Vest Bonde. Inge retired from the Susquehanna Health System as a registered nurse. She was a member of the Top of the Hill Retirees and the Montoursville Senior Citizens, where she held various positions. Inge enjoyed playing bridge, shopping, cooking, reading, and her cats. Surviving her are three daughters, Laura J. Sammons of Flowermound, TX, Lynne M. Gallagher of Williamsport, and Lisa A. Reese of Montoursville; six grandchildren and a great-grandson. A Memorial Service will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 2009 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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BOWER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 20, 2009;
Robert E. Bower, 76, of Chad Garden Apartments, Jersey Shore, passed away Wednesday morning, February 18, 2009 in Jersey Shore Hospital, surrounded by his family and wife, Shirley. He was born December 22, 1932 in Jersey Shore, the only child of Eugene E. and Agnes E. Gohrig Bower. Robert was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School and survived by his wife, the former Shirley Springman married September 6, 1955. He was a US Army Korean War Veteran. He retired as a storekeeper from Lonza Co. in 1995, after 11 years of employment.
  Early in life, he was employed with Bethlehem Steel for nearly 10 years. He was the traffic coordinator for Little League baseball for 12 years. Robert was a former member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in S. Williamsport and is currently a member of the Church of St. Luke in Jersey Shore. For over 30 years, he was active with the Boy Scouts of America in various local and district capacities. Robert was the Recipient of the Unit Committee Chairman of the year 1989 and a member of the Order of the Arrow. He was a member of the Jersey Shore Elk's Lodge #1057, the Avis American Legion Post #284, the Catholic War Veterans in Mission, TX and the Lycoming County Korean War Veterans. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping with his family and woodworking projects. Besides his wife Shirley of 53 years, he is survived by four sons, Robert E. (Lisa) Bower, II of Mechanicsburg, Joseph P. (Debbie) of Kodiak Island, AL, Richard J. (Carlene) of Collomsville and Lee A. (Kristen) of Charleston, SC; 11 grandchildren, one step grandson and two great grandchildren and cousins. Robert's Life Celebration will begin with a visitation on Saturday, February 21, 2009 from 10 a.m. to noon at the St. Luke's Catholic Church, 120 Kendall Ave., Jersey Shore. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at noon, at the church, with Rev. Shane Kirby celebrant. Interment will be held at Jersey Shore Cemetery at his family's convenience. The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions can be made to the Lycoming County Korean War Veterans c/o Howard Wilt, 1186 Mountain Road, Jersey Shore, PA 17740 or the Boy Scouts of America Susquehanna Council, 815 Northway Road, Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are being handled by the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. "A life Home," 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore.

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BOWER -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 11, 1918;
Mrs. Tillie Bower, who was shot three times by Elmer R. Weber while at the home of her sister on the Four Mile drive, Saturday morning, died at the Williamsport hospital on Thursday morning.

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BOWERS -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Jacob Bowers, of 508 Market street, died at the Williamsport hospital. Friday evening, of influenza, after a brief illness. Mr. Bowers was 29 years of age and left one sister, Mrs. Josephine Haines. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon with interment in Wildwood. Mr. Bowers was well known throughout the city as "Jakie!' He was a former Grit agent.

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BOWES -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 18, 1918;
Annabelle Louse Bowes, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bowes, of 231 Campbell street, died on Tuesday night at the Williamsport hospital. The body was taken to Lewisburg Thursday for burial.

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BOYER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 4, 2009;
BOYER - Larry W. Boyer, 61, of Montgomery, passed away at the Gatehouse in Williamsport, on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, after an extended illness. He and his wife, the former Gladys M. Shaner, celebrated 37 years of marriage this past Oct. 22. He was born in Williamsport on Jan. 10, 1947, the son of the late Donald L. and Marion L. (Buhl) Boyer. Larry was a US Navy veteran, and was employed as a Construction Analyst for the USDA. He is survived by his wife Gladys, with whom he lived, three children; Michael W. Boyer of Hedgesville, W.Va, Michelle K. Boyer, of Montgomery, and Matthew T. Boyer of Timberville, VA. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Colin J, Declan M., Tristen S., Griffin T. and Mason C. Boyer. The funeral will be on Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 East Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Max L. Walters, Jr., officiating. Burial will take place in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, with military graveside honors accorded by combined veteran's organizations. Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Larry's name, to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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BREEN -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 11, 1918;
Thomas Breen died at his home Monday evening. He left his widow and one son and one daughter.

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BRENNAN -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Barbara, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Brennan. of Duboistown, died at the home of her parents last Monday.

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BREON -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 24, 2009;
A blissful reunion, Sunday, February 22, 2009, Shelby Jean Rhinehart, 71, of Avis was carried in her Lord's arms to her perpetual life while her closest family encircled and embraced her and shared in her peaceful exodus. Following a nearly six year struggle with lymphoma, Shelby survived twice her life expectancy with determination and fearlessness, not attempting to dissuade God's vision but rather to lengthen her time with her loved ones on this earthly place before rising to her eternal ecstasy where she no longer had to conceal her angel wings.
  Although words were inescapable, when Shelby knew her final moment was approaching she chose to use her final trace of energy to open her eyes and take one last glimpse of her family bedside while sharing a shedding of tears, hers of joyfulness, theirs of sorrow. Shelby waited until early moments of Sunday to depart this earth; she had spoken of wanting to celebrate her arrival to Heaven on the Lord's Day. Those family members present knew she had gone home to be welcomed by her grandparents and other family and friends that had been waiting for her so longingly. Shelby Jean Breon was born Oct. 8, 1937, in an upstairs bedroom of her grandparents' farm house in Sugar Valley, Pa., delivered by her grandmother, Linnie Mabel Lamey; her parents were Cecilia and Parse Breon. Shelby shared her childhood with six brothers and one sister.
  Shelby's mother encouraged a young gentleman to call her by giving him her telephone number; he did and after a year of courting, Shelby married Robert Eugene Rhinehart of Avis on March 21, 1981. The date was chosen on this first day of spring to signify a new beginning for the two of them; the couple spent 27 years together. Shelby graduated from Sugar Valley High School at age 17 before working her way through college at Lock Haven University. She earned a bachelor's degree in education and spent the remaining years of her career influencing the lives of others by teaching them not only about school, but about life. She retired from Jersey Shore Area High School in 1997. Shelby is survived by her husband, Robert Rhinehart of Avis, children Gary (Linda) Lapp of Avis, Susan (Lenard) Kirkman of Mechanicsburg, and Dave (Gabi) Rhinehart of Beech Creek, grandchildren, Brooke (Micgar) Allen of York, Lindsey Lapp and Matthew Lapp both of Bloomsburg, Serena Kirkman of Mechanicsburg, Rick Thompson of Billings, Montana and Tim Rhinehart of Beech Creek, great grandchildren, Amethyst Shelby and Anthony Allen of York, brothers, James (Carol) Breon, Richard Breon both of Loganton, Donald (Gloria) Breon of Cammal, Terry (Ruth) Breon of Loganton, Jack (Barbara) Breon of Sparta, Tennessee, Barry (Cindy) Breon of McElhattan and a sister Sheri (Bill) Gardner of McElhattan. Shelby expected to be blessed with another great granddaughter, Seyla Lapp this spring. Countless other family and friends will also share in the loss of Shelby and miss her dearly. Shelby was predeceased by her daughter Susan Sheasley in 1985. Memorial service to bid Shelby farewell will be held at noon Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 at the Avis United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Jones officiating. Shelby's Life Celebration will begin with a visitation Thursday evening from 6 until 9 p.m. at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home" 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore and on Friday from 11 a.m. until noon at the church. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers Shelby requested donations are given either to her church, Avis United Methodist Church, 215 Prospect Ave., Avis, PA 17721 or to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. The family of Shelby would like to extend a genuine thank you to the physicians, nurses and other staff that have assisted in allowing our earth angel to reside here with us as long as she did, especially Drs. Warren Robinson, James Redka and William Beltz and the few special nurses and physicians on 3 East at the Williamsport Hospital who shared in Shelby's vigil with her family during her last week of life. Never has one single person touched so many lives as Shelby and never will anyone again.

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BROSHKEVITCH -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 10, 2009;
John B. Broshkevitch, 76 of 102 Valley Heights Dr., Williamsport, PA, died Thursday, January 8, 2009 at The Gatehouse. He and his wife, the former Doris L. Horn celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on September 15. Born July 26, 1932 in Bristol, CT and was the son of Constantine and Emily Berry Broshkevitch. John was a 1950 graduate of Bristol High School, and the University of Maine, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry. John served his country in the US Army. He retired in 1987, following 30 years of service with the State of New Jersey, Division of Parks and Forests. John was a past president of the Society of American Foresters, an Eagle Boy Scout, and delivered Meals on Wheels for the past 17 years. In addition to his wife, John is survived by two sons, Dr. John P. (Liz) Broshkevitch, Williamsport, Mark Robert (Andrea) Broshkevitch, Purcellville, VA; two daughters, Cathy (Tyson) Duve, Windham, NH, Joy (Edgar) Velez, Plainfield, NJ; one brother Anthony Broshkevitch, Havre de Grace, MD; eight grandchildren, Peter Duve, Zachary Duve, Cameron Henry, Joshua Broshkevitch, Sarah Broshkevitch, Cara Broshkevitch, Anna Broshkevitch, Adam Broshkevitch. He was predeceased by a son Mark Berry Broshkevitch and a daughter Jill Broshkevitch. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in John's name to the Stover Scholarship Fund or the Mission Fund at Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church, 1225 Clayton Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremations Services, Inc., 2102 Northway Road, Williamsport is in charge of arrangements.

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BROUGHTON -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 20, 2009;
David Alan Broughton, 52, went to be with his heavenly father on February 19, 2009. In accordance with David's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Just keep the memories in our heart of a caring and lovable person. Buckheit's, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.

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BROWN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 9, 2009;
Charles Bertram Brown, 89 of Liverpool, New York, died Thursday, January 1 at Iroquois Nursing Home. He was a native of Woodbury, PA and had lived in Williamsport, PA, before moving back to Liverpool, NY. Mr. Brown was an Army Veteran of WWII, serving from 1941 to 1943 at Fort Belvoir, VA. From 1943 to 1946, he served in the 781st Tank Battalion. He had been awarded a Bronze Star medal for heroism in Germany and the EAMT Campaign Medal with three battle star. He retired at the rank of Major from the US Army Reserve in 1963.
  He was first employed by Barkman Gas and Oil Company. He also worked for Floyd Bush's Electrical Company and for ten years at New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company. He retired from Kopper Company, in Williamsport, as Vice President of Sales with 22 years of service.
  Mr. Brown was a member of Woodbury Lodge No. 539, F&AM, Consistory of Scottish Rite, AAONM Shrine Jaffa, Zafar Grotto, National Sojourners, Charter member of Elks Lodge No. 2348 of Liverpool, American Legion Post #147 of Roaring Spring, PA, VFW Post No. 43 of Martinsburg, PA, and had been past president of the Rotary Clubs of Horseheads, NY and Williamsport, PA. He was a United Methodist Church member in Roaring Spring, PA, Liverpool, NY and Williamsport, PA. Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Miriam Detwiler Brown; his children, Charles Robert Brown of Longmont, CO, Patricia Brown Pratt of Henderson, NV, Stephen Lee Brown of Syracuse, NY, Susan Brown Williamson of Fulton and Richard Dean Brown of Liverpool, NY; twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents James Ernest Brown and Jenny Bulger Brown and brothers; Daniel, James Donald and Herbert. Services will be private at Fergerson Funeral Home, 215 South Main Street, North Syracuse. Burial will be in Woodbury, PA. Donations may be made to Shriner's Children's Hospital, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104-2396.

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BROWN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 31, 2009;
John M. "Skeet" Brown, 75, of 447 Oliver St., Williamsport, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Born April 9, 1933, in Williamsport, he was a son of George and Velma Bower Brown. Skeet was a 1951 graduate of Williamsport High School and was a life-long avid roller skater, on which he met his wife of 53 years, Georgie E. Kline Brown. In addition to roller skating, John also enjoyed hunting, fishing, "shooting the bull" and watching Pittsburgh Steelers football. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Steven D. (Mary) Brown of Cogan Station and Wesley J. Brown of Williamsport; a sister Beverly Temple of Hughesville. A brother, George Brown, preceded John in death. In keeping with Skeet's wishes there will be no services. Memorial contributions in Skeet's name may be made to The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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BROWN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 4, 2009;
William C. "Bill" Brown Sr., 69, of Williamsport, passed away Feb. 26, 2009, at the Gate House, surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn M. Fillman Brown, his father, Francis J. Brown, and a brother, Ray Brown. He is survived by a sister, Bonnie Hively; two sons, Ken (Rose) Brown and Bill Brown Jr.; three daughters, Mrs. Lori (Frank) Hinds Sr., Tina (Kenneth) White and Corinna (Robert) Baker; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, all of Williamsport. He owned Daughtery Run Body Shop and served in the United States Army. He also was a member of the 40-8 SOL Club, American Legion Post 1 and VFW 844, where he was a board member and a lifetime member. There will be no services. Friends are welcome to attend the wake from 2 to 5 p.m. March 7 at the 40-8 SOL Club at 345 Market St.

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BROWNE -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 9, 2009;
Nancy E. Browne, 66, of 333 Broad Street, Montoursville, died Saturday, January 3, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital following a brief illness. Nancy enjoyed walking, making crafts, reading and corresponding with friends and pen pals. Nancy was devoted to her family and numerous local friends and loved animals and supporting the local SPCA. Born April 11, 1942 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of J. Lewis and Florence M. McClure Browne.
  Surviving are a daughter, Marie A. (Douglas) Hertle of Fredericksburg, VA and a brother, Joseph L. Browne of Washington DC. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Knight-Confer's, 1914 Memorial Ave., with Pastor Detlef Huckfeldt officiating. There will be a visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be at Wildwood Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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BRULE -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 21, 2009;
Marty D. Brule, 57, of South Williamsport, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at The Gatehouse. Born Oct. 4, 1951, in Hartford, Conn., he was a son of the late Albert and Eveline Brule. Marty was a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy. He owned and operated Brule Consulting for many years and enjoyed music and playing the drums. Surviving, are three sons, Martin D. (Jennifer) Brule Jr. of Montoursville, Michael A. Brule of Williamsport and Joseph L. (Christine) Swisher Jr. of Muncy; two daughters, Lisa A. Brule and Bobbie L. Swisher both of Williamsport; a brother, Gene Brule of Bristol, Conn.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Marty was preceded in death by his companion, Deborah Swisher; and a brother, Robert Brule. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

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BRUNGARD -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Mrs. E. J. Brungard died at her home, 411Hawthornc avenue, on Friday, from paralysis. Private funeral services at the house this evening. Interment at Cedar Hill cemetery, Salona. Mrs. Brungard was born in Rebersburg, Center county, Jane 16, 1850. She was married first to Austin J. Brungard, of Salona. Her second marriage was to Emery J. Brungard, of this city. She was a devoted member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran church and was highly esteemed as a Christian lady.

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BRYANT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 12, 2009;
Paul E. Bryant, 84 of South Williamsport, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2009 at his residence. He was born November 11, 1924 in Avis, a son of the late Orie and Sarah (Edwards) Bryant. He was married on June 27, 1948 to the former Caroline Vairo; they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary together. Paul worked for 20 years at the former Citizen Cable Company. He was a member of the First Ward Fire Co., S. Williamsport. Paul was a former Scout Master for Troup #92 and later Explorer Post #110. He was an avid gardener.
  Paul served in the Army as a Corporal during World War II. He served in the European Theatre of operations and as achievement of Military Government in Germany. Surviving are his loving wife; one son Paul A. "Skip" (Linda L.) Bryant of Loyalsock; a daughter Martha "Marti" Bryant of South Williamsport; one grandson Timothy; two great-grandchildren Mikayla and Dante; one brother John (Edna) Bryant of Pen-Yan, NY; a sister Bertha Bell of Dundee, NY; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leroy, Robert and William and three sisters, Delpha Seyler, Jean Likens and Chrissie Whitenight. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, with Rev. Dr. J. Morris Smith officiating. Friends and relatives will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the First Ward Fire Co., Heartland Hospice or Shephard of the Streets.

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BUBB -

Gazette & Bulletin, March 18, 1897, Page 5
Death of Mrs. Bubb.  She passes away at her home last evening Mrs. Sarah J. Bubb, widow of the late George Bubb, died at her home on East Third Street last evening. Mrs. Bubb was not taken seriously ill until Monday evening, when diaphragmatic pleuriay developed. Every effort was made to save her life, but to no purpose. Mrs. Bubb was the Eldest child of Nathaniel and Eliza Burrows of Montoursville, and Granddaughter of the late General John burrows, and aid-de-camp to General Washington. She was born in Montoursville on February 17, 1827. She was reared there and finished her education in this city. Attending the school that was then located on Pine Street, corner of West Jefferson. On October 1, 1859 she was married to the late George Bubb and resided at Montoursville with her husband until 1873, when the removed to this city, in which places both were prominent during life. Mr. Bubb died just 5 months ago, yesterday. Since early in life Mrs. Bubb was a member of the Presbyterian Church and at the time of death was a communicant in the First Presbyterian. She was connected with the various societies of the church and was prominent in many. Being of a benevolent disposition, and excellent friend and a lover of "home", she leaves behind a recollection of kindness that time cannot erase. Five children survive. N. B. Bubb, H. C. Bubb, Mrs.. Mary H. Lewars, Alice M. Bubb and Nellie T. Bubb. The funeral will take place from her late home at 11 o'clock Saturday Morning. Internment (private) will be made in Wildwood. (email contact for this family)

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BUDMAN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 21, 2009;
Brian S. Budman Sr., 35, of Hughesville, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at his home. Born June 28, 1973, in Muncy, he was a son of George L. Budman Jr. and Diane L. Sanner Calabro. He and his wife, the former Mary A. Hill, would have celebrated five years of marriage on Aug. 28, 2009. Brian attended the Hughesville High School. He was previously employed with Blaise Alexander Chevrolet, Montoursville and R & S Automotive, Antes Fort. Brian was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, riding his four wheeler and working on cars. He was also a NASCAR fan who enjoyed collecting Dale Earnhardt Sr. memorabilia. However, one of Brian's greatest joys was spending time with his children.
  Surviving, in addition to his wife and parents, are three sons, Austin M. Wertz, Brian S. Budman Jr. and Brad L. Budman all of Antes Fort; three daughters, Jessica A. Shaffer of Turbotville, Destiny A. Budman and Angel M. Budman both of Antes Fort; a brother, Brian N. Fisher of Hughesville; two sisters, Kelly O'Conner and Brandy Budman both of Hughesville; and a maternal grandfather, John R. Sanner of Hughesville. Brian was preceded in death by a maternal grandmother, Marian L. Sanner; and paternal grandparents, George L. and Pauline B. Budman.
  A memorial service will be held 8 p.m. Monday, at the Pennsdale Civic Center, were a visitation will also be held from 5 to 8 p.m. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Budman Children's Fund which can be made at any Sovereign Bank location.
  Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

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Burkholder -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 18, 1918;
Porter D. Burkholder, a Civil War veteran, died at the Williamsport hospital on Tuesday. He was 70 years old and left these children, Porter D. and Mrs. Harry Malehorn, of the city and Mrs. Frank Price, of South Williamsport, at whose home the funeral took place.

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BURROWS -

Gazette & Bulletin, December 28, 1886, Page 1
The funeral services of Mrs. Eliza Burrows, whose death was announced on Saturday, took place yesterday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George Bubb. The deceased was born at Millerstown, Perry county, PA in 1803, her maiden name being Jordan. She was married in 1824 to Nathaniel Burrows, whom she survived since 1879. Three daughter, Mrs. George Bubb, Mrs. A. B. Henderson, Mrs. W. J. Paulbamus, and four sons, John H., Frank J. Charles and George C burrows, survive her, and were all present except Charles, who resides in Chicago. Six of her grandsons, N. B. Bubb, H. C. Bubb, Samuel Henderson, Frank Paulbamus, and Herbert and Walker Burrows acted as pallbearers. There are twenty-five grandchildren and five great grandchildren, nearly all of whom were present to pay their last presents to their beloved and aged grandparent. Her life was that of an exemplary and zealous Christian and she has gone to reap the reward of her devotion. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. E. Webster and Rev. J. P. Hudson and the interment was made in the cemetery at Montoursville. (email contact for this family)

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BUTLER -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 11, 1918;
Andrew J. Butler, aged 76 years, died on Monday evening at his home, 425 Rural street. He left his widow and one son, William.

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BUTLER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 18, 2009;
BUTLER - Louise A. Miller, 85, formerly of Montoursville and a guest at Sycamore Manor passed away Friday, January 16, 2009 at the home. She was born March 12, 1923 in Trevilians, VA, a daughter of David William and Lottie Pearl Trainman Butler. Louise was predeceased by her husband, Harry A., who passed away in 1993. Surviving her are two sons, Harry A. (Linda) Miller of Delaware and Randolph A. Miller of Maryland; a daughter, Beverly Bair of Morris, PA; two brothers, Chester and Richard of Virginia; two sisters, Emma of Virginia and Hazel of Maryland; eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street, Montoursville, with the Rev. David W. Trostle officiating. Interment will follow in Blooming Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday morning from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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BUTTORF -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Mrs. Charles Moyer has received word that her daughter, Mrs. Archie Buttorf, of Yeagertown, has died of influenza. Mrs. Buttorf, who was a former resident of Newberry, left her husband, her parents and two sisters.

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C - Surnames


CALLAHAN -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
Mrs. John Callahan, of Port Griffin, sister of the Rev. Francis McNulty, pastor of the Church of Ascension, died Tuesday at her home. She also is survived by her husband. John Callahan; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McNulty, and two sisters. Mary and Ann. Funeral services were held yesterday.

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CALVERT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 2, 2009;
Marion C. Wright, 95, of Williamsport, died Saturday, February 28, 2009 at The Rose View Center. Marion's husband, Walter F. Wright, died on July 18, 2000 and her first husband, William F. Wright died April 13, 1975. Marion was a member of the Pine Valley United Methodist Church, FL. She enjoyed crocheting and word search puzzles. Marion worked for the former W.T. Grant department store. Born June 4, 1913 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Peter G. and Hilda S. Peterman Calvert. Surviving are step daughters, Linda Snyder of FL; Barbara Wright of CA; two step grandchildren, three step great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Marion was predeceased by sisters, Mae Stabley, Isabelle Berry, Hilda Ohnmeiss and brothers, Elwood and Russell Calvert. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Knight- Confer's, 1914 Memorial Ave., with Rev. Dr. Wayne L. Hepler and Rev. Dr. David A. Keller officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday. The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to The Gatehouse Hospice Unit, 1100 Grampian Blvd. or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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CAMPBELL -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
Mrs. Anna Campbell, 70, native of Cogan House, died Monday at her home in Norfolk. Va. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Cooper, of Cogan House. She is survived by her husband, Henry Campbell: a son, Frank, of Norfolk, and a sister, Mrs. Donald McCracken, of Lycoming Creek Road. Funeral services were held Thursday.

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CAMPBELL -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 26, 2009;
Mary Beth Saar, 52, of Loyalsock Twp., died Friday Jan. 23, 2009, at home surrounded by her loving family, and devoted husband. Mary Beth was born in Renovo on Oct. 1, 1956, a daughter of the late Howard "Lefty" and Mary Cohick Campbell. She was a graduate of Bucktail Area High School, where she was the only female athlete to letter in three sports. Mary Beth attended the former W.A.C.C. and held many certificates in finance and banking and also had an ABA Banking degree. Beth loved boating with her husband, family, and friends on the Susquehanna River. She enjoyed rose gardening, picnic lunches and baking. She was an avid bowler and member of Ally Oops, a bowling team at the Faxon Bowling Lanes. Surviving are her husband of 16 years, Thomas Robert Saar, two stepchildren, Jason (Kelly) Saar of Loyalsock Twp., Jessica A. Bair of McElhattan, six grandchildren, three sisters and their husbands, Rita (Chuck) Thoman of Williamsport, Margaret (Jim) Palmer of Renovo, Ann Marie (Doug) Abbott of Buckhorn, Canada, a brother and his wife, Bill (Karen) Campbell of Williamsport, mother and father-in-law, Arthur and Nellie Wittman of Loyalsock Twp. and her puppy dog, Rocky. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of St. Ann, 1223 Northway Rd., Williamsport, with the Rev. Paul C. Fontanella officiating. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Hyner, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., 4 south, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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CARPENTER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 7, 2009;
Helen L. Wilde, 85, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, formerly of Harrisburg, Pa., transitioned peacefully at the Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, Pa., on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 surrounded by her loving family. Born on Jan. 14, 1924 in Williamsport, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ruth and John Carpenter. She was a graduate of Williamsport High School class of 1942. Helen was a member of Penbrook United Church of Christ. She enjoyed church functions, cooking for her family and was the best grandma her grandchildren could ever hope for. Helen was forever dedicated to her surviving husband of 63 years, Frank Wilde, Jr. Together they loved to travel, which included many family camping trips, European vacations and leisurely drives to spend the winter months in Florida. In addition to her husband, Helen is survived by a daughter; Carol Zarra and her husband Joe, of Steelton, two grandchildren; Nick Zarra and his wife Shannon, Lynn Zarra and her companion Kyle Cooper, whom Helen just adored, two great-grandchildren; Tyler Zarra, Conner Zarra (Cooper), and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Edgar Carpenter. A Celebration of Life Tribute Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 in the Sell Chapel of the Masonic Village, Elizabethtown. Burial in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens will be private at the convenience of the family. Viewing will be from 1 to 1:30 p.m. in the Sell Chapel of the Masonic Village. Arrangements are being handled by the Hetrick Funeral Home, 3125 Walnut St., Susquehanna Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Helen's honor may be made to Penbrook United Church of Christ, 56 Banks St., Harrisburg, PA 17103.

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CASNER -

Williamsport Grit, Nov. 26, 1939;
Samuel L. Casner, 67, of 22 North Washington Street, Montoursville, died Friday at the Williamsport Hospital. He was a former telegrapher for the Reading Railroad. He was an active member of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church and was well-known for his ability as a musician. Surviving arc a daughter, Mrs. Clifford Blair, of Ellenville, N. Y.: two sisters, Miss Mary Casner and Miss Martha Casner, of Montoursville; and a brother, T.S. Casner, of Plainfield. N. J. Among other survivors is an aunt Mrs. Anna C. Willson, 100 years old, of Warrensville. Services will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Spitler funeral home, with the Rev. Thomas R. Meily, pastor of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. W. C. Watson, of Williamsport. former pastor at Montoursville, officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery.

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CHAPMAN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 23, 2009;
Vilma M. Berry, 93, formerly of 1119 Pearl Blvd., Montoursville died Thursday January 22, 2009, at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville. Vilma was born May 16, 1915, in Montoursville, the daughter of Herbert and Cora Wool Chapman. Vilma was a member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry Berry on August 29, 1989. Vilma is survived by her children Ann M. Felix, Linda L.(David) Phillips and Janice (Bernard J.) McFadden, all of Williamsport. She is survived by her grandchildren Kevin Felix, Kirsten Felix, Kara Walter, Barry Phillips, Kristen Lutz, Erika McFadden and B.J. McFadden. She was also survived by nine great grandchildren. Vilma was preceded in death by a brother William Chapman. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, 635 Hepburn St., on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. Her pastor, Rev. Edward Michelini will officiate. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport on Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church or to a charity of your choice.

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CHILSON -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 8, 2009;
Anna L. (Chilson) Eichenlaub, 99, of Williamsport, passed away on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 at the Manor Care Health Systems - South in Williamsport. She was the wife of the late Donald H. Eichenlaub. Anna was born on Aug. 23, 1909 in French Asylum, Bradford County, Pa., the daughter of the late Burton and Adeline (Vanderpool) Chilson. She was a homemaker most of her life and was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Anna is survived by her daughter Theresa Ann Eichenlaub of Grass Valley, Calif., her son Robert (Nancy) Eichenlaub of Williamsport, her granddaughters Robynn (Jim) Mothersbaugh of Williamsport and Diana Lusk of Lancaster, Pa., her great- grandchildren Bethany and Noah Mothersbaugh, along with several nieces and nephews. Her parents, her husband Donald, four brothers, two sisters, and her grandson-in-law Chris Lusk preceded Anna in death. Services will be private and at the convenience of Anna's family. The Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, Inc. 331 Elmira St., Williamsport has been entrusted with the arrangements. Contributions may be made in Anna's memory to the First Baptist Church of Williamsport, 380 West Fourth St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

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CHILSON -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 15, 2009;
Denise Marie Chilson Rush, 46, of Edmond, Oklahoma, passed peacefully into heaven to be with her Lord, January 7, 2009, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
  She was born October 18, 1962 at the Williamsport Hospital, the daughter of James M. Chilson and Kathryn Eck Chilson. She was the beloved wife of Don Rush and the loving mother to her children Noah, Patrick, and Ian and stepchildren Jonathan and Ashley Rush. Denise followed her love of animals into her profession as a zookeeper at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Protective Services. She was previously employed by the Will Rodgers Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island.
  Surviving Denise, in addition to her husband, children and stepchildren are her parents James (Rita) Chilson of Williamsport, and Kathryn Emerick of Edmonton, Oklahoma; sisters Pamella (Shelly) Chilson, Milton, PA, her twin Diana (Bob) Yeagle, her brother James Jr. (Lori) Chilson, both of Williamsport, her half sister Marie Emerick Magruder; half brother Matthew Emerick of Edmond, Oklahoma; stepsisters Pam (Shaun) Kastner and Sirina (Stan) Caputo, South Williamsport; and stepbrother John Chilson, Montgomery, PA; nieces and nephews, Megan Roselle, Scottsdale, Arizona, Cortni and Corey Chilson, Williamsport, Dakota and Kylie Magruder, Oklahoma, Tessa Chilson, Milton, Justin and Jessica Kastner, Seth, Katie, Noah Caputo and Chase Chilson, all of South Williamsport. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Melvin and Eleanor Chilson and maternal grandmother Jessie Young. A memorial service is scheduled for January 26 at 11 a.m. at St. Johns Methodist Church, Newberry. Officiated by Pastor Kraig Faust. The family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the SPCA in Denise's name.

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CLARK -

John Painton Clark (January 12, 1899) [Submitted By Marge Johnson, October 2001]

John Painton Clark, at his home in 1st ward, Creeco, Iowa, Jan. 12, 1899, aged nearly 57 years. He was born May 28, in Lycoming county, PA, enlisted from that county, in Ferruary 1865 in Co. M. 16th Penn. Cavalry, was discharged and came home the following August 29th day, ad November 7th was married to Emma Linda Snieman, at Muncy, Penn.  Two daughters were born to them.  One died in infancy, the other Mrs. Henry Smith, resides near Cottrell's Ford, Howard County.  In 18**  Mr. and Mrs. Clark moved to Ioa, settling for a short time in Allamakee County.  In 1888 they boght the farm near Cottrell's Ford  and lived there until they moved to Creeco nine yers ago and bought the cosy home, where they hoped to spend their aged days together.

Deceased had suffered much with asthma and when taken with la grippe lived but one week.  His lonely widow mourns a kind devoted husband, the daughter a loving father.  He made friends of all acquintances for he was a friend to all, a man without enemies, without reproach, for his life was upright.  He was a member of Memorial Post, under the direction of which his funeral was conducted at the M.E. Church, Jan. 14.  Rev. Sheffer giving comforting sermon.  Two brothers, William of Saratoga and Allison of Mo*on*, were in attendance.  His earthly form was laid in New Oregon Cemetery, but his spirit dwells where pain and sorrow is not known. 

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CLAUDIUS -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 4, 1918;
Funeral services for Erma Edith, the seven-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Claudius, of West Fourth street, were conducted yesterday at the house. The child was one of twins.

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CLEAVER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 6, 2009;
Carole Anne Goykovich, 55, of 340 Pine Creek Ave., Jersey Shore, died Thursday, March 5, 2009 at her home, surrounded by her beloved family. Carole was born May 22, 1953 in Erie, PA, the daughter of Louis Cleaver and the former Linda Stephens. Carole is survived by her husband Dr. Stephen Goykovich; they were united in marriage June 14, 1980 in the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church in Steubenville, OH. For several years, she volunteered with classroom friends and was a graduate of the Academy High School in Erie, PA. She was of the Serbian Orthodox Faith. Also surviving are a son Stephen Milos Goykovich of Jersey Shore; one brother Scott Cleaver of Albion, PA; father and mother-in-law, Milosh and Toni Goykovich of Weirton, WV. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2009 in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 8 in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. Family suggests memorial contributions be made in her name to the American Society Regional Office, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Rev. David McCoy will officiate.

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CLEGG -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 2, 2009;
Thomas M. Clegg, 92, formerly of Reynolds St., South Williamsport, died Saturday, February 28, 2009 at Rose View Center. Born October 21, 1916 in Hillsgrove, he was a son of Robert and Harriet Hoppes Clegg. Tom retired from Williamsport Paper Box Company and after retirement, worked for the YMCA and the Williamsport Country Club. He was a member of Covenant Central Presbyterian Church and also the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #145. Services will be private and burial will be in Hillsgrove Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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CLINEFELTER -

Williamsport Grit, January 3, 2009
Olive Gaynell Cummings, 90 years old, died Friday, January 2, 2009, surrounded by loved ones at the HCR ManorCare- South Williamsport. Olive was born April 13, 1918 to parents Bertha V. Kemery and James E. Clinefelter. A native of South Williamsport, she graduated with the South Williamsport Class of 1937. She met her husband, Walter Cummings, when his C.C. Camp unit came to South Williamsport during the 1936 flood. They were married on March 9, 1939, at Messiah Lutheran Church and enjoyed 57 years together until his death in 1996. Olive took great pride in her family, enjoyed her church community of Messiah's and affiliations in Eastern Star and Amaranth. She always greeted everyone with warmth and a smile. Her legacy of love will live on through her family; her daughter Rosemary and son-in-law, Paul Neidig of Montoursville; her granddaughters and grandsons, Valerie Neidig, Lancaster, PA; Gregory Neidig, Williamsport; Paul Neidig Jr. and his spouse, Pamela, Waterford, CT; Lorraine Neidig, Omaha NE; Douglas Neidig, Womelsdorf, PA; Lydia Crespo and her spouse, Gilbert, Mount Vernon, N.Y.; Vicki Neidig, Williamsport; and her great grandchildren; Skylar Olive, Waterford; Jonathan and Adam, Williamsport; Joshua, Scranton, PA; and Christina and Kevin, Mount Vernon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 5, 2009 at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 South Howard Street, South Williamsport. Her pastor, Rev. Maurice C. Frontz, III, will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport and again on Monday afternoon from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at the Messiah Lutheran Church. An Eastern Star Service will be offered at 8:15 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2009, at the Lutheran and Reformed Church Cemetery at Rebersburg, PA. The family will provide the flowers and respectfully declines to receive floral tributes. The family suggests that contributions in memory of Mrs. Olive Gaynell Cummings, may be made, if so desired, to Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 South Howard Street, South Williamsport, PA 17702. Arrangements are being directed by the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 3, 2009

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CLINGER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 26, 2009;
Ralph S. "Toot" Clinger Jr., 96, of 924 First Ave., died Saturday, January 24, 2009, at the Williamsport Home. Ralph's wife of 68 years, Elizabeth Mallinson Clinger, predeceased him on May 14, 2002. Ralph graduated from Williamsport High School in 1930 and attended Carnegie Technical Institute from 1930-1933. Ralph owned Clinger Adjustment Bureau for over 40 years and was a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Insurance Adjustors. He adjusted claims throughout central Pennsylvania and occasionally for national hurricane disaster areas. Ralph was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and served on its vestry. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, bird watching, skiing and canoeing. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and an Eagle Scout, a member of the Susquehanna Canoe Club and a leader of the local Mariner Girl Scout Troop, member of the National Ski Patrol, volunteering at the Highland Ski Area, a former member of the Williamsport Country Club, where he once shot a hole in one. Ralph was an accomplished amateur photographer whose slide shows were admired by all. He attended classes in watercolor painting, did crossword puzzles daily and was an excellent bridge player into his nineties. Born December 24, 1912 in Williamsport, he was the son of Ralph S. and Mary Veil Clinger. Surviving are daughters, Ann Pfleegor of Picture Rocks; Susan (Robert) Mayer of Boston, MA; Mary (Robert) Herzenberg of South Williamsport and Alice (Douglas) Fleer of Greensboro, VT; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Ralph was also predeceased by his first born daughter, Marion Mallinson Fisher and sisters, Mary Tupper, Helen Tupper and Jane Krause. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, 844 W. Fourth St., with the very Rev. Kenneth E. Wagner-Pizza officiating. The family will provide flowers and suggests contributions be made to the church, the YWCA's Capital Campaign, 815 W. Fourth St., or the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St.

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COLLINS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 7, 2009;
Cynthia L. Holliday, 56, of 723 Krouse Ave., died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 at The Gatehouse Hospice following a brief illness. Cindy was a receptionist at Little's Veterinary Hospital and part time at the Williamsport Home. She bowled in a league at Faxon Bowling Lanes, loved to read and spend time with her grandchildren. Born March 21, 1952 in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of Floyd and Roma Panchef Collins. Surviving besides her parents of Geneva, N.Y., are a son, Michael J. (Anna) and a daughter, Jennifer L. (Curtis) Stuempfle, both of Williamsport; brothers, Charles and Daniel (Eileen) Collins and sisters, Barbara (Darren) DeHaven and Cherie (Ken) Reid, all of Geneva, N.Y.; grandchildren, Jayde M. and Emilee M. Hinds and Mikenna M. Holliday, all of Williamsport; four nieces and three nephews. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Knight-Confer's, 1914 Memorial Ave., with Pastor Wanda L. Minnick officiating. No visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to The Gatehouse Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd.

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COMFORT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 5, 2009;
Mr. Benjamin H. Comfort, Jr., 83, of Ralston and Trout Run, died January 4th, 2009 at The Gatehouse Hospice of the Divine Providence Hospital at Williamsport. Born December 26, 1925 at Southport, NY, he was the son of the late Benjamin H. and Maude (Schofield) Comfort. Ben is survived by his wife, Florence E. (Betty) Comfort of the homes. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on November 12, 2008. Also surviving are son Benjamin H. (Sue) Comfort III, daughter Debra S. (Nelson) Forsburg, son-in-law Russell Frey III, son Leslie J. (Nazuna) Comfort, and son Mark L. (Beth) Comfort Sr. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his sister, Esther Campbell of Williamsport and many nieces and nephews. Ben was predeceased by a daughter, Mary F. (Comfort) Frey, brother Gerald Comfort, and sisters Mary Comfort Emig, Elizabeth (Betty) Comfort Schmouder Nelson, and Kathleen (Kate) Comfort Fields. Ben retired from Hon Industries where he worked as the Supervisor of Hardware. Ben led an exciting and interesting life, having built railroads in Liberia, Africa from 1960 63, the elevated rail system in Chicago in 1970, and highways in New York and Pennsylvania for many years. He served as a supervisor for McIntyre Township for 18 years. When Ralston celebrated its sesquicentennial in 1988, its citizens voted Ben honorary mayor of its 150-year history. Ben was a longtime member of Ralston United Methodist Church and served in various leadership roles within the church. He was a member of American Legion Post 1 in Williamsport and a past member of various fraternal organizations within the city. He was a decorated United States Army Veteran of World War II, serving with the 97th Infantry Division as a mortarman and radio operator and earning the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantryman's Badge during combat in the European Theater. He later served seven months with the Army of Occupation in Japan. Pallbearers include various sons and grandsons. Honorary pallbearers include Dennis Austin of Ralston, a longtime friend, B. Dales Dawes of Williamsport, Ben and Betty's best man and longtime friend, Nelson L. Forsburg, son-in-law, Russell C. Frey III, son-in-law, "Duke" Lukens of Williamsport, Ben's Army buddy and a longtime friend, and Sheldon Thompson of Trout Run, a longtime friend. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at the Ralston United Methodist Church, Highway 14, Ralston, PA. The Rev. Anne Overmiller, pastor, will officiate. Interment will immediately follow at Pennsdale Cemetery in Lewis Twp., PA.
  Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 E. Broad St., Montoursville on Tuesday evening, January 6, 2009, from 6-8 p.m. The family wishes to express its deep appreciation to the staffs at the Williamsport Hospital and at The Gatehouse Hospice. Memorials can be made to the Ralston United Methodist Church Box 66, Ralston, PA 17763, the Ralston Volunteer Fire Company 10970 Rt.14 Highway, Ralston, PA 17763, or to The Gatehouse Hospice, c/o Providence Health System Foundation, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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COMPANY -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 11, 1918;
The funeral of Joseph Company; of Masten, who drowned in the mill pond of the Central Pennsylvania Lumber company, took place at the home of Mrs. Jennie Company, of Front street, last Sunday.

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CONDON -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 11, 1918;
The funeral of Lawrence J. Condon, son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Condon, will take place with military honors this afternoon at 3 o'clock. at the Church of the Annunciation. Mr. Condon, who was a commissary steward in the Unite State Navy, passed away quite unexpectedly in the Naval hospital Portsmouth, Va., on Tuesday, and his remains arrived in Williamsport yesterday. On Friday evening Williamsport council No. 366, Knights Columbus, at a special meeting, made arrangements for the funeral, James E. Gibbons, who was appointed marshal, has issued the following order:

The Column will more from the corner of Fourth and Pine street promptly at 2 pm., Sunday and will proceed to the residence, 223 Campbell street and escort the body to the Church of the Annunciation.

The formation will be as follows:
The Colors
Marshall James E. Gibbons and Aides
Repasz Band
Ladies of Red Cress
Motor Messengers
Company H Second Infantry, P. R. M.
Spanish-American War Veterans
Knights of Columbus Council No. 366
G.A.R. in Cars.
The Ladies of the Red Cross will form on Pine street north of Fourth.
Company H will form in the Rear of the Red Cross, the Spanish-American War veterans in the rear of Company H.
The Grand Army will form on Pine street south of Fourth.

The Knights of Columbus will form on Fourth street – east of Pine.

Every member of the Knights of Columbus is expected to report at the at 1:30 p. m.. without fall.

Commissary Steward Condon was well and very favorably known, not only in this city, but in Huntington, W. Va., where the family had resided for a term of years, until quite recently. The Huntington Herald of recent date contained an extended article in eulogy of Mr. Condon and expressive of sympathy for his patents, and Mr. and Mrs. Condon have received many expressions of sorrow and condolence from out of town points. The last letter his parents received from him was written in France, July 1, contained 3 graphic account of Condon’s voyage across the ocean, and concluded with this sentence: "I am much satisfied. I certainly was sick of station work, and much prefer the sea." He also informed his parents that there were fire commissary stewards on the ship, and that his lieutenant had informed him that he expected noon to promote him to be chief steward.

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CONDRIET -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 11, 2009;
Norbert L. "Bert" Coudriet, 76, of Montvale, NJ and formerly of 418 Berger St., died on February 7, 2009. Beloved husband of Vincie (nee Forte) of 54 years. Loving father of Margaret Coudriet Siegel and husband Mitchell of Trumbull, CT, Maryjo Delehanty and husband Anthony of Harrington Park, NJ, John F. Coudriet and wife Catherine of Charlotte, NC, Marsha Vitulli and husband Paul of Wawayanda, NY, Edward A. Coudriet of Westwood, NJ and Norbert V. Coudriet and wife Tracey of Franklin Park, NJ. Proud grandfather of Ryan, Lindsay, William, Marianne, Maureen, Madeline, Monica, Maria, Elizabeth, John, Paul, Sarah, Samantha, Carter, Carson and Colleen. Dear brother-in-law of Antonia Rohrbach, Max Shief and Ray Singley. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Bert was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Silver Spring, MD and Upper Saddle River, NJ. He was also a member of UNICO in Park Ridge, NJ and the Hobbyist Computer Club in Ridgewood, NJ. He played in the original Little League in Williamsport, PA. Bert was a veteran of the US Army and graduated from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA. After a long and varied career in the information technology industry, he retired from the City of New York and Data-Com Systems Incorporated.
  Bert was an avid history buff, loved sports, tailgating (NY Jets) and bowling; he was a strike short of a perfect game. He enjoyed cooking and celebrating any occasion with his cherished family. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the Church of the Presentation, 271 W. Saddle River Rd., Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Presentation. Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery in Airmont, NY. Arrangements are being handled by the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave., Ramsey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Norbert's name to the Church of the Presentation in U.S.R., NJ or Autism, NJ.

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CONFER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 7, 2009;
Dean H. "Shorty" Confer Sr., 80, of Hughesville, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at the Williamsport Hospital. Born May 27, 1928, in Muncy, he was a son of the late Lloyd D. and Vesta R. Huff Confer. He and his wife, the former V. June Gearhart, would have celebrated 61 years of marriage on April 26, 2009. Dean was a WW II veteran serving in the US Navy. He retired from the former Hon Industries in 1990 after having worked there for over 30 years as a truck driver. Dean was also a member of the Picture Rocks United Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with his family. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Dean H. (Ivy) Confer of Muncy; five daughters, Beverly J. (John) Perritt of Unityville, Peggy S. (Kevin) Armstrong of Pennsdale, Dawn M. Magargle of Hughesville, Robin E. (Mark) Shaner of Hughesville and Kelly A. Confer of Hughesville; a sister, Melva Smith of Muncy; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Dean was preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee Confer; two brothers, Neil and William Confer; and two sisters, Helen M. Charles and Mabel Lovell. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery with graveside military honors accorded by combined veterans organizations. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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CONNER -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 4, 1918;
Charles A. Conner, formerly of this city, was killed last Thursday morning, while working for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. The remains ware brought to Lock Haven, where interment was made on Saturday afternoon. He left his wife and two children, Mason and Ramon, and his parents.

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CORSON -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 4, 1918;
The funeral of Judson Corson, who died at Conneautville took place at Picture Rocks Friday afternoon.

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CRANDALL -

Williamsport Grit, April, 13, 1930;
Crandall - Ella M. Crandall, wife of Burdette R. Crandall, of 1030 Louisa Street died Tuesday morning after a long illness. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, two sons and three brothers. Mrs. Crandall was a member of the First Church if Christ. Funeral services were held at the home on Thursday afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock, in charge of the Rev. F. A. Poffenberger. Burial was at Canton. (email contact for this family)

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CRANDALL -

Williamsport Grit, Aug 20th, 2003
Allen E. Crandall; On the morning of July 24, 2003, Canton Lake Hill resident Allen Eugene Crandall passed away peacefully at Dar-Way Nursing Home after a brief illness. He was 81 years of age. Born in Williamsport on Jan. 25, 1922, he was the son of Burdette Robert and Ella Mae (James) Crandall. An accomplished classical musician, Mr. Crandall’s musical prowess manifested itself by the age of five. He became a boy chorister at Trinity Episcopal Church in Williamsport, where he also studied piano and organ. He would later serve as organist and choirmaster at Trinity, officiating at the 400th anniversary celebration of the English Book of Common Prayer. Mr. Crandall also served as organist at Christ Episcopal Church in Williamsport, and substituted at other churches in the city, as well as churches in Mansfield and Jersey Shore. As a youth he attended Williamsport Elementary School, and spent two years at Williamsport High School before transferring to a school in Connecticut. He answered our country’s call to arms during World War II, serving with the Army Air Corps. He was trained in radar and electronic design. During his tour of duty he was sent to India and across the Himalayas to a one man radar station in southwestern China. He spent many months alone there, and his father’s cousin, Rhoda Hackett, then editor of the Canton Independent-Sentinel, wrote a story about Mr. Crandall’s China experience. Following the war he earned a B.A. from Mansfield and an M.A. from Penn State. He taught music in Potter County schools, and later at a private Episcopal school in Hawaii. He also became an electrical engineer. During the Cold War of the 1950s and 60s, Mr. Crandall traveled to numerouscountries as a technical representative of Philco Corporation, helping to install the Distant Early Warning System, which gave warning of any enemy missiles being launched across the globe. He designed installations for defense sites in Iceland, Greenland, the Pacific Northwest, Spain, Trinidad, Italy and Germany. Mr. Crandall was a 35-year resident of St. John’s Island, S.C., from the early 1960s, where he did electrical designs for the defense projects at Charleston Naval Shipyard, until moving to Canton Township about six years ago. He was also a partner in the firm, Associated Designers. Technology fascinated him, from the old one-cylinder generator at the family’s summer home on Lake Nephawin, to creating his own sound recording studio, to developing color photographic film, to the mechanical and electrical workings of pipe organs, to steam locomotives. As a boy, he often boarded the Williamsport to Canton train with his bicycle in the baggage car, and then would bicycle home at the end of the weekend. A strong advocate of animal rights and a great lover of nature, Mr. Crandall eventually made the summer home on Canton’s Lake Nephawin his permanent residence.

Mr. Crandall is survived by nieces, Mrs. Warren (Janie) Erb and Jacqueline Crandall Kurtz of Williamsport; nephews, James Crandall Jr. of Williamsport and Bob Musko of Hackettstown, N.J., and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. He is also survived by cousins, Shirley Tice of Elmira, N.Y., and Edna Rundgen of N.C.

Services of Christian Burial are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Troy, with the Rev. Fletcher Harper of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, executive director of Partners of Environmental Quality, officiating. Interment will follow in Park Cemetery, Canton.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Western Alliance Emergency Services, P.O. Box 13, Troy, PA 16947.
Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc. (email contact for this family)

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CRANDALL -

Williamsport Grit; August 7, 1927;
Miss Helen Crandall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Crandall, of 1030 Louisa Stree, deid on Monday at her parental home, at the age of 19 years. She was a graduate of the Williamsport High School, class of '26. She left her parents, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, at the house. (email contact for this family)

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CRANDALL -

Williamsport Grit, February 27, 1927;
James A. Crandall, of Canton, Pa. who died unexpectedly on Monday, about 69 years old, left his wife, three sons and a daughter - Bly L. Crandall, of Duboistown; Burdette R. Crandall, of Williamsport; Colin Crandall, of Canton, and Ethel, at home. Also two sisters and a brother-Mrs. Elmer Mecum and Carson Crandall, both of Williamsport and Mrs. Walter Betts, of Duboistown. The funeral took place on Thursday. (email contact for this family)

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CRAWFORD -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 10, 2009;
Charlotte M. Hinman, 66, of 505 Center St., died Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital, following a brief illness. Born April 12, 1942 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Warren and Christine (Daugherty) Crawford. Charlotte was a 1959 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Williamsport Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed talking to people and everyone who knew her, loved her.
  She is survived by three daughters, Ann (Mike) Maroni, Shapleigh, ME, Lois (Brian) Bubb, Williamsport, Judy (Donald) Daigle, Sanford, ME; two sisters, Deva Metz, Moorpark, CA, Stella Crawford, Conyers, GA; nine grandchildren, Matthew Maroni, Eric Maroni, Miranda Maroni, Amber Bubb, Adam Bubb, Shane Andrews, Steven Andrews, Brandon Daigle, Kendra Daigle; six great grandchildren; best friends, Paul and Patty Carpenter, and her long time companion, her dog, Shayna. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Charlotte's name be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Gulf tower, 707 Grant St., 37 Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1916. Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremations Services, Inc., 2102 Northway Road, Williamsport is in charge of arrangements.

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CROMLEY -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 10, 2009;
Jack W. Cromley, 85, of 810 Louisa St., Williamsport, died Friday, January 9, 2009 in the Sycamore Manor. Born November 17, 1923 in Rupert, PA, he was the son of Joseph Cromley and the former Rocelia Bills. Jack is survived by his wife, the former Alice M. Zarouskas; they were united in marriage December 24, 1947 in Berwick, PA. Jack served his country in the United States Army and for many years was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. After many years of service, he retired in 1981 from Bell Telephone.
  Also surviving are a daughter Suzanne (Curt) Woodhouse of Jersey Shore; a son Lawrence J. (Suchen) Cromley of San Antonio, TX; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 1 p.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Burial will follow in the Elan Memorial Park in Bloomsburg. There will be no public visitation. Rev. George Spencer will officiate. Family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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CUNNINGHAM -

Williamsport Grit, Jan. 11, 1925;
Mrs. Julia Cunningham died last Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. Fegley, at Allenwood. She left four daughters and two sons. The body was brought to the home of M. F. O’Connell, of 751 Second Street and funeral services were held at the Church of the Annunciation on Wednesday morning.

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DAILY -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 25, 2009;
Carol A. Stierle, 71, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, February 24, 2009, at the Williamsport Home. She was the widow of the Rev. Clifford A. Stierle, Jr. who died August 7, 1999. Born January 2, 1938, in Windber, she was the daughter of Edward and Ruth Luther Daily. Carol was a graduate of Windber High School and Susquehanna University. She had worked as a case-worker for the State Unemployment Office and also for Tressler Lutheran Consuling Services. She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, where she was a lay assistant, sang in the church choir, and was a member of the altar guild. She also sang in the Sweet Adelines and in the "Sweet Treats" Quartet. Surviving are a daughter Ruth M. (Jerry) Nuss of Williamsport; a son James E. (Heidi) Stierle of GA; three grandchildren, Kristen Nuss, Brian Nuss, and Jeffery Stierle; and a sister Peg Lavely of Burleson, TX. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2233 Linn St., Williamsport, with the Rev. H. Frank Showers officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carol's name may be made to the Memorial Fund of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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DAILEY -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 5, 2009;
Earl Dailey, 83, a resident of 55 Sherwood Drive, Montgomery, PA, passed away on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 in the Williamsport Hospital. Born in Sunbury, Northumberland County, PA, on Sunday, April 5, 1925, he was the son of the late Earl and Ella Mae (Kelly) Dailey. Earl honorably served his country during the Second World War with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre. He had previously been employed by ACF Industries at Milton and Koppers at Muncy. He was the former owner of the Martinique at Montgomery. Earl was a member and past commander of Bower-Decker American Legion Post 251 at Montgomery. Earlier in life, he enjoyed playing baseball in the West Branch Semi-Pro League. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, David and Elaine Dailey, Jeffersonville, IN; three grandchildren, Mathew Dailey; Laura Dailey; Travis Dailey; one sister, Dawn Gillespie, Mifflintown, PA; and one half brother, Leon Campbell, Montandon, PA. Services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, Northeastern PA District, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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DALMER -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 18, 1918;
Announcement is made of the death of Clara E., wife of Frank L. Dalmer, who died at her home near Mawr Glen, Friday. She was 30 years old. Funeral Monday morning at 10 o’clock; interment in Pleasant Hill cemetery.

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DANNECKER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 19, 2009;
"Jane" Isabelle P. Van Allen, 89, daughter of the late Charles A. and Mary Eck Danneker, died Tuesday February 17, 2009 at the Williamsport Home. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Alan F. Van Allen; a son Robert L. Van Allen and his wife Bonnie; and a daughter Joan L. Van Allen, all of Williamsport. A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with burial to follow in St. Boniface Cemetery. Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport is handling arrangements.

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DATESMAN -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 25 1918;
Mrs. Rebecca Datesmen died an Thuradap evening, following a long illness. She resided with her daughter, Mrs. Harry Heilbecker, rear 949 West Fourth street. Mrs. Datesman was born in Muncy, but had bean a resident of this city for 20 years.

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DAUGHERTY -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 00, 2009;
George W. Daugherty, entered into his heavenly home on Friday, Jan. 9 at Valley View Nursing Home, with his family by his side. He was born in Williamsport on October 9, 1930, the son of George A. and Helen Staggart Daugherty. George was the oldest of 14 children and began working at an early age in order to help his family. At the age of 19, he started attending what is now the Biblical Life Institute in Freeport, PA. He worked his way through school by farming, working in the print shop and helping to build the chapel and other buildings. After Bible School, he started his life in God's service. George was the pastor for various area churches, including the South Avis Community Chapel and Moreland Community Church. George retired from C.A. Reed's after 25 years and then spent some time as missionary to the Sioux Indians at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. After this, he supervised the remodeling of the former Rialto Theater in Williamsport for The Door Fellowship. George is survived by his wife, Mary; a son, Stephen, of Muncy; three daughters, Sheila (Bill) Riggs of Canton, Sonia (Dwayne) Bridendolph of Green Castle; Sarita (Randy) Gullet of Lykens; a step-daughter, Robin Robbins of Hughesville; four sisters, Peggy Baysore, Sandy (Grant) Steers, Becky (Jim) Koons of Muncy and Mary Jane Phirman of Rock Hill, S.C.; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Charles, Paul, David, James and Joseph; three sisters, Sarah, Betty and Barbara; and a granddaughter, Stephanie Daugherty. Funeral services are entrusted to the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Viewing will be held at the New Covenant Assembly of God Church on Pinchtown Road in Montgomery from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday evening and services 11 a.m. Friday, with his pastor, Rev. Ed Pentz, conducting the service.
  Memorial contributions may be made in George's name to the New Covenant Assembly of God Church, 1270 Pinchtown Road, Montgomery, PA 17752.

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DAWES -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 7, 2009;
Gary W. Dawes, 62, of 842 Old Cemetery Road, Trout Run, died Monday, January 5, 2009 at his home. Born December 11, 1946 in Williamsport, he was a son of Dean and Edyth (Moyer) Dawes. He was a 1964 graduate of Williamsport High School and was an Air Force Veteran. He had worked for the Grit, AVCO, Twin Oaks Nursery and retired from PenDot. Gary had played in the City (fast-pitch) Softball League, and was an avid outdoorsman. He was a member of the Lucky 12 Hunting Club (Tioga County), and was also the caretaker of Beech Valley Cemetery. He was the beloved husband of Jean L. (Bridgland) Dawes with whom he celebrated 20 years of marriage on July 29. The loving father of three children Jennifer (Daniel Fredericks) Dawes of Montoursville, Jerri (Lance) Rook of South Williamsport, and Timothy (Amy) Sandell of Ephrata. Also surviving are his mother of Trout Run, four grandchildren Lacey, Raigan, Katarina, Madalyn, and a great grandson Rain, two brothers Ronald (Barb) Dawes of Trout Run, and Terry (Mary) Dawes of Williamsport, and a sister Barbara (John) Rupp of Trout Run. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with Pastor Mick Dawes officiating. Burial will be held in Beech Valley Cemetery, Trout Run. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Sanders. Memorial contributions in Gary's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, or the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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DEATRICH -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 11, 1918;
The funeral of Doyle Dixon Deatrich, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Deatrich, of 313 Railway street, of the East End Baptist church conducted the services. Interment was made in the Edgewood cemetery.

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DECKER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 4, 2009;
Kennard A. "K.D." Decker, 69, a resident of 156 Fredna Avenue, Montgomery, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2009 in the Gatehouse at Williamsport. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Monday, March 20, 1939, he was the son of the late Nevin and Gladys (Bastian) Decker. K.D. was the husband of Nancy E. (Rhone) Decker with whom he celebrated a 13th wedding anniversary on April 7, 2008. They had been together since 1980. Ken was a 1957 graduate of Montgomery High School. He was employed as a pipe fitter-welder by Local 520 out of Harrisburg, PA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and going to his river lot. He especially enjoyed the companionship of his dog, Shadow. Ken was a social member of Bower-Decker American Legion Post 251 at Montgomery. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two step-sons and step-daughters-in-law, Ron and Missy Staggert, Allenwood;Tom (Tina) Staggert, Montgomery; four grandsons, Matt Staggert, Watsontown; Chris Staggert, Florida; Ron Staggert, Jr., Allenwood; Caleb Decker, Muncy; two granddaughters, Amanda Staggert, Allenwood; Sara Staggert, Allenwood; one great-granddaughter, Grace; one brother and sister-in-law, Gayle and Bonnie Decker, Montgomery; one sister, Diane Koons, Benton. He had many special nieces and nephews. Ken was preceded in death by one son, Steven A. Decker; one daughter, Kathy Lee Decker and one sister, Carol Decker. Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy at 12 noon on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 with Roosevelt Brown, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, officiating. Friends may call on Tuesday from 11 a.m. 12 p.m. at the funeral home. The family requests no flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Home Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701, to the Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Clinton Twp. Volunteer Fire Company, 2311 State Route 54, Montgomery, Pa 17752.

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DeLONG -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 13, 2009;
Joseph H. "Dutch" DeLong, 84, of 364 Valley St., Duboistown, PA, died Wednesday, February 11, 2009 in the Gatehouse. Born January 24, 1925 in Topton, PA, he was the son of Fred H. and the former Louisa Meyner DeLong. He is survived by his wife, the former Donna D. Forsyth; they were united in marriage February 7, 1953 in Greenville, PA. During WWII, he served his country in the Armed Guard branch of the U.S. Navy from 1942-1946. He also was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7863 in Duboistown. In July of 1976, he retired from the Pennsylvania State Police, after 28 years. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Donna D.; son Larry F. (Judy) DeLong of Montoursville; son Jeffrey L. (Kathy) DeLong of Linglestown; daughter Cheri L. Aungst of Avis; five grandchildren, Lori Shirey, Donald Aungst, Denise Sumerson, Amanda DeLong and Christopher DeLong; and two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother Carl and sister Mary Louise Speer. Upon retiring, he and Donna enjoyed several years wintering in Arizona. Joe was an avid auto racing fan and an accomplished racing photographer. He spent many years traveling across the country to various race tracks, many times with son Larry. He also enjoyed woodworking and did many projects in his home and for family members. There will be a private service and burial at the convenience of the family in the Rest Haven Memorial Park. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Joseph's name to the Gatehouse Hospice Center of the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, PA. Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore is in charge of arrangements.

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DEMASKA -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 13, 2009;
Leo M. Damaska, 86, of Loyalsock Twp., died Thursday, February 12, 2009 at Sycamore Manor Health Center, where he was a resident. He was born June 18, 1922 in Monesson, PA, the son of Herman and Gertrude B. Damaska Sr. Leo was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. He was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Corp., in Williamsport, for 30 years.
  Leo enjoyed spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. He was a World War II Marine Corp. veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife Deborah J. Damaska on October 16, 2008. Leo is survived by his children, James R. Damaska of Sykesville, MD, Susan D. (Mark) Vanderlin of Montoursville, Pamela D. (J.Michael) Fisher of Mifflinburg, Deborah B. (Robert) Anderson of Falmouth, MA, David L. Damaska of this city, G. Ann Fegley and P. Daniel Damaska, both of Montoursville; 15 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and brother Leonard Damaska of Williamsport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Ann's Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport on Monday morning at 9:30 a.m., with Msgr. Stephen McGough officiating. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport on Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601.

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DERR -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 2, 2009;
Anna M. Fry, 71, of 1101 Broad St., Montoursville, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital. She was born February 19, 1937 in Muncy Creek Twp., a daughter of Lester and Mae E. Clayton Derr. Anna was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church, Eugene Grafius American Legion Post #104 Ladies Auxiliary, and LaFemmes 40 ET 8. She enjoyed music, reading, rose bushes and helping her husband with the farm. She and her husband, Raymond L. celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on November 17. Anna was predeceased by two brothers, Roy E. Derr and Kenneth F. Derr. Surviving her besides her husband is a son, Aaron L. Fry of Williamsport; three daughters, Joan H. Creasey of Montoursville, Janine E. (Marshall) Maines of Morrisdale, and Jemai A. (Patrick) Andy of Jersey Shore; nine grandchildren, a step-grandchild, and a great-grandchild. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with the Rev. Dr. J. Jeffrey Zetto officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday morning from 10-11 a.m.
  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bethany Lutheran Church, 369 Broad St., Montoursville, PA 17754.

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Dell’OMO -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Jean M. Tofani, 96, formerly of 2800 block of Dove Street Williamsport. died January 1, 2009, in Sycamore Manor Health Center, Montoursville. Jean was born in Giulianello, Italy on Nov. 29, 1912, the daughter of Virgilio R and Secondina Loreti Dell'Omo. She was a very active member of the Ascension Catholic Church here in the city. Jean was a member of the church choir and the church's Alter and Rosary Society. Jean had been employed by the former Clutte and Peabody Shirt Co as a seamstress. She was preceded in death by her husband Julius Tofani on August 26, 1985. Jean is survived by her children David (Angie) Tofani of Washington, N.J. and Barbara (Kenneth) Kibbe of Williamsport, her grandchildren Denise West, Mark Kuhns and Elizabeth Tofani. There are 8 great grandchildren surviving and several nieces and nephews
  Jean was preceded in death by a brother and sister Americo Dell'Omo and Lorenza Canale.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Ascension Catholic Church 2111 Linn Street Williamsport on Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Charles Cummings her pastor will officiate. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third Street Williamsport on Sunday evening from 7 to 9 pm. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery Williamsport. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 3, 2009

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DESEAU -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Theda, infant daughter of Nelson Deseau, died Wednesday night, a few hours after the death of her father. Both were buried Saturday afternoon. Mr. Deseau's funeral was in charge of Conestoga tribe No. 28, I.0. Red Men.

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DI BELLA -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Sebastian Di Bella died at the Williamsport hospital after a short illness, and the funeral took place at the Gage & Redmond parlors Thursday.

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DIEHL -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
Mrs. Margaret Diehl, 80, of Liberty, widow of Andrew E. Diehl, died Tuesday at the Blossburg Hospital. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mina Brion and Mrs. Ida Hartsock, and a brother, Miles Artley. Funeral services were held Friday.

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DILLMAN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 8, 2009;
Richard F. Dillman, 78, of 38 Bower St., Montgomery, died Monday, March 2, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital Emergency Room. Dick retired from the former Raub Supply Co., enjoyed puppetry and theater while living in Detroit and was always willing to help others with his generosity. Born June 28, 1930 in Sunbury, he was the son of Paul and Mildred Poff Dillman.
  Surviving are a niece, Cathy A. Billey of Montoursville; a nephew, Charles H. Dillman, Jr. of Frackville and a sister-in-law, Betty J. Dillman of Montoursville. Dick was predeceased by a brother, Charles H. Dillman Sr. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at New Covenant United Church of Christ, 202 E. Third St., with the Rev. Clara A. Benson officiating.

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DOEBLER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 13, 2009;
Lois R. Kellet, 81, formerly of Mill Race Commons, Montoursville, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 at Valley View Nursing Center, following a brief illness. Lois had worked at the former Prior & Sallada, Williamsport Electric and Brozman's and was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. She was a 1945 graduate of South Williamsport High School, a past matron of Felicitas, Chapter 500, Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Order of the Amaranth, a member of the former Otzinachon Chapter of ABWA, a former member of the General John Burrows Historical Society, a member of the Picture Rocks and Huntersville Senior Citizens and enjoyed baking. Born Aug. 3, 1927 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Herbert C. and Zelda V. Whitnack Doebler. Surviving are sons, Gary R. (Jean) Plankenhorn of Cogan Station and David L. (Melissa) Plankenhorn of Rochester, NY; a daughter, Jane R. (Donald) Reynolds of Hughesville; a brother, Dale (Shirley) Doebler of Williamsport; a sister, Kathryn Chaapel of Cogan Station; grandchildren, Meredith Maillet, Emily and Caitlin Plankenhorn and Jacob Reynolds; and twin great grandsons, Ryan and Kyle Maillet; a sister-in-law, Sister Beatrice Kellet of Williamsport, and a brother-in-law, Jim (Joan)?Kellet of Camarillo, Calif. Lois was predeceased by her husband, Joseph W. Kellet; a brother, Harold Doebler; a grandson, Joshua Reynolds and her step-mother, Fern Doebler. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, 326 Washington Blvd., with the Rev. Michael J. Zipay officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Knight-Confer's, 1914 Memorial Ave. A vigil service will be at 5:45 p.m. and an Eastern Star service at 7:45 p.m. Sunday. The family will provide the flowers and suggests donations to the Adult Training Center of Hope Enterprises, 136 Catawissa Ave., or the Children's Development Center, 625 W. Edwin St.

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DOEBLER -

Gazette & Bulletin, September 28, 1880, Page 1
Mrs. Mary Doebler , widow of the late Charles Doebler, of this city, died this morning at half-past five o'clock, at the residence of her son-in-law, City Clerk, F. R.(?) Bonnell(?), No. 332 West Fourth street, in the 86th year of her age. Mrs. Doebler had been ill about a week. Mrs. Doebler's remains will be conveyed to Bloomsburg on Thursday for interment. 

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DOEBLER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 19, 2009;
Robert W. Doebler, 76, Watsontown, died Wed., Feb. 18, 2009 at his home, following a brief battle with cancer. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public services. Burial will be held privately in Watsontown Cemetery. Brooks Funeral Home, Watsontown.

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DOUTY -

The Gazette and Bulletin, Tuesday, 12 Jul 1910
The funeral of Mrs. John O. Douty took place yesterday afternoon from the family residence, 235 Woodland avenue. The religious services were conducted by Rev. Stephen Paulson, of St. Mark's Lutheran church, and Rev. Oliver S. Horaman, of the First Baptist church. The pallbearers were Theodore, John, August, Charles, William and Frederick Dietrick, cousins of the deceased. Interment was made in East Wildwood cemetery. Submitted by Robert Morton

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DOWLING -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 10, 2009;
DOWLING - Claire E. Karstetter, 63 a resident of the Nippenose Valley for the past 49 years, died Friday, January 9, 2009 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born August 5, 1945 in Jersey Shore, a daughter of the late Raymond and Edna (Dapp) Dowling, Sr.
  Claire was married September 5, 1959 to Lewis H. Karstetter, Sr. and they recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary together. Her husband has cared for her for the past two years, during her illness. Claire's grandmother and great-grandmother were full-blooded American Indians and she was very proud of her American Indian heritage. She was a lover of nature and animals. Claire spent her free time in the mountains camping with her family and pets. While camping, she loved to wake up early and watch deer, turkey and bear in their natural habitat.
  Surviving are her loving husband two sons Lewis H. (Leda) Karstetter, Jr. of Haneyville and Daniel L. (Carrie) Karstetter, Sr. of Linden; four beloved grandchildren Daniel L. Karstetter, Jr., Mindy N.Karstetter, Adam S. Sweeney, and Marissa Claire Karstetter; one brother Raymond Dowling, Jr. of Tennesee; and three sisters Emeline Frey of Bensalem, PA, Delores Brening, Muncy, Patsy Shilling of Castanea; a sister-in-law Connie Brague; brother-in-law's Kenny Karstetter, Jack Karstetter; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five sisters, Alice Wagner, Evelyn Koch, Rae Jean Dowling, Mary Sherman and Cecila Dowling.
  There will be a visitation for family and friends on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 from 68 p.m. at the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Interment will be private.
  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Gatehouse in her memory.

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DRAKE -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Funeral services for the Rev. Carl V. Drake took place at the parsonage, 951 East Third street, Tuesday, the Rev. Horace L. Jacobs officiating.

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DREHER -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Daniel Dreher, Sr., died at the home of James Lowe on Thursday from a fractured skull caused by jumping from a balcony while delirious from pneumonia. He was 88 years old, was born in Germany, and came to this county 30 ago. He left one grandson, Daniel Dreher, Jr. Services will be conducted at the Page parlors this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock: interment in Mound cemetery. Funeral private.

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DROFFNER -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 11, 1918;
The funeral of Mrs. Alvaretta Droffner was conducted Friday morning at the home on William street, and later proceeded to the M. E. church in Hughesville. Services at the home and church were in charge of the Rev. Barnett H. Hart, Mrs. Droffner had died Wednesday morning after recent illness. She had been invalid for practically eight years. She left her widower and eight children.

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DUGAN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 4, 2009;
DUGAN - Helen Lucile Marsh, 87, of Clarkstown Road, Muncy, passed away on Jan. 2, 2009, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Her husband of 38 years, John R. Marsh, predeceased her on May 13, 1983. Helen was born near Clarkstown on Feb. 25, 1921, the daughter of the late Harry Preston and Laura Caroline (Michael) Dugan. Helen was a 1938 graduate of the Galeton High School. She then went on to work at the GTE-Sylvania Plant in Montoursville, where she retired with over 30 years of service. She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Clarkstown, where she once was named "Woman of Honor". She also was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Monsey Chapter #481, and also the Susquehanna Chapter of the ABWA (American Business Woman's Association), where she was named the "Woman of the Year" in 1985. She enjoyed quilting, knitting and crocheting. She was a very loving and caring mother and enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by two children, a son; Richard L. and his wife the former Nancy Turner, of Hughesville, a daughter, Laura F. and husband Lynn L. Van Dine, who reside near Clarkstown, one brother; Byron M. Dugan of Muncy, two sisters; Janet P. Confer of Muncy and Frances E. Spring, near Clarkstown, two granddaughters; Elizabeth A. Longstreth of Hughesville, and Mary Ann Heller of Lairdsville, and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by two brothers and a sister, Milford, Mary and Alan. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Clarkstown, with her pastor, Rev. Carla Volland, officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends will be received on Monday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 East Water Street, Hughesville, from 7 to 9 p.m. The family will provide the flowers and suggest that memorial contributions be made in Helen's name to either the Messiah Lutheran Church, 48 Second Ave., Muncy, PA 17756, the Muncy Creek Community Fire Company, 2355 Route 442, Muncy, PA 17756, or a charity of one's choice.

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DURRWACHTER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 10, 2009;
Marlene J. Mayer, 72, of 1108 Nicely Ave., Montoursville, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, February 8, 2009. She was born December 5, 1936 in Williamsport, a daughter of Albert and Ida Crouse Durrwachter. Marlene was a member of Greenview Alliance Church in Montoursville. She had worked for Stroehman's Bakery and the former G.T.E. Sylvania in Montoursville. Marlene was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence E. Mayer and two sisters, Ann Louise Bassler and Viola Stryker. She is survived by her son, Keith E. (Susan) Mayer of Lancaster; a daughter, Tammy J. Mayer of Turbotville; a brother, Melvin Durrwachter of Williamsport; two sisters, Carol Mae Eck of Warner Robbins, GA, and Sherri Wawrzynski of Sharon, PA, and three grandchildren, Caleb E., Joshua C., and Josiah C. A private family service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2009 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with Pastor A. Andrew Beare officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service 11 a.m. Friday, February 20, 2009 at the Greenview Alliance Church, 1955 Warrensville Road, Montoursville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Home Life International, Inc., 1725 A. Oregon Pike Lancaster, PA 17601.

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EARLEY -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 7, 2009;
EARLEY - Doris E. Fitzpatrick, 96, of 1445 Sycamore Road, Montoursville and a long-time resident of the 300 block of South Market Street, South Williamsport, died Monday, January 5, 2009 at Sycamore Manor Health Center, Montoursville. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was retired from the Divine Providence Hospital where she had been employed in the laundry department.
  Mrs. Fitzpatrick had been a member and communicant of the Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church at South Williamsport. Doris enjoyed reading and performing embroidery. She was very involved with her family. She was the widow of the late Thomas A. Fitzpatrick, who preceded her in death on February 17, 1975. Born September 30, 1912 at Fallbrook, Tioga County, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Helen Bolt Earley. Surviving are her daughter, Mary Kathryn Fitzpatrick of South Williamsport and her son, Thomas A. Fitzpatrick of South Williamsport, her two sisters, Laura Earley and Sally Olivieri, both or Horseheads, NY, and four granddaughters, Bridget Fitzpatrick, Erin Brown, Megan Brown, and Lauren Brown. Memorial services and the Memorial Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport, on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 11 a.m. Her priest, Father Michael J. Zipay, will be the celebrant. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family at the Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Church Cemetery at Canton, PA. There will be no visitation and the family will provide the flowers. The family respectfully declines to receive floral tributes and suggests that contributions in memory of Mrs. Doris E. Fitzpatrick, may be made, if so desired, to North Central Sight Services, 2121 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701. The Charles M. Noll Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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ECK -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 26, 2009;
Philip S. Eck, 84, of 207 Stopper Road, Williamsport, died Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born November 22, 1924 in Collomsville, PA, he was the son of Walter J. Eck and the former Martha Steppe. Philip was preceded in death by his wife, the former Shirley D. Wagner February 15, 2004; they were united in marriage September 13, 1947 in the Immaculate Conception Church. He was retired from the E. Keeler Co. in Williamsport, after 35 years of service. Philip served his country during WWII in the United States Army. He served in the Western Pacific with the Battery "B" 230th Anti Aircraft Artillery Searchlight Battalion. For many years, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Jersey Shore and the Immaculate Conception Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Bastress.
  Surviving are three sons, David L. Eck of South Williamsport, Christopher P. (Ruth) Eck of Jersey Shore and Samuel J. (Twila) Eck of Muncy; four daughters, Phyllis A. (Stephen) Loner of Middletown, PA, Patricia M. (Irvin) Loner of Rock Springs, WY, Barbara L. (Wayne) Miller of Williamsport and Tammy J. (Tim) Wheeler of Jersey Shore; 19 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two brothers, Walter V. Eck of South Williamsport and Andrew (Bob) Eck of Saint Clair, MI; four sisters, Mary Grandy of Williamsport, Arlene Hurd of Jersey Shore, Pauline Steinbacher of Jersey Shore and Charlene Surfield of Williamsport. A Memorial Mass will be Monday, March 2, 2009 at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 5973 Jacks Hollow Road, Williamsport, PA. Burial will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Father Shane Kirby will officiate. Family asks that memorial contributions be made in his name to the Susquehanna Home Care Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Immaculate Conception Church. Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore is in charge of arrangements .

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ECKERT -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 25 1918;
Mrs. Gustave Eckert, formerly of this city, died at her home in Philadelphia on Friday, Aug. 22, following an operation for appendicitis. Funeral services will be conducted Monday morning, Aug. 26.

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EDMUNDS -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Mrs. Howard Edmunds died at her home, 2123 West Third Street, last Sunday evening after an illness of two weeks. She left her husband and brother and two sisters.

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EICHENLAUB -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 2, 2009;
Marvin J. Eichenlaub, 89, of 56 N. Middle Road, Pennsdale, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2009. Born in Danville on October 31, 1919, he was a son of the late Harry and Olive (Buck) Eichenlaub. His wife of 55 years, the former Anna M. Magargle, passed away Feb. 28, 2002. Following graduation from Muncy High School in 1939, he joined the U.S. Army, where he served in the 257th Engineer Combat Battalion during World War II. Marvin worked as a machinist at the former Sprout-Waldron Division of Koppers Co., Inc., Muncy for 40 years, retiring in 1981 and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. He was also a member of the Edward Smith Post #3428 V.F.W., Muncy, and the Roland Ritter Post #268, American Legion, Muncy, as well as a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden, woodworking, hunting and fishing, and was especially fond of spending time with his family and friends. Surviving are five daughters and three sons-in-law, Sandra and Bob Little of San Jose, CA, Patricia Shipman of Muncy, Wanda Eichenlaub of South Williamsport, Debbie and Ray Kennedy of Muncy and Leslie and Randy Moore of Pennsdale; one brother, Joe Eichenlaub of Sonestown; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Madeline Sheets (his twin) of Picture Rocks, Betty Burkholder of Muncy and Lucille and Robert Campbell of Muncy; 11 grandchildren, Dana Edwards, Brian and Brad Shipman, Leanna and Cris Powell, Jessica, Jeron and Kaley Kennedy; Dustion Eichenlaub, and Taylor and Rachael Moore; and four great-grandchildren, Preston Shipman, Ian Edwards and twins Quinn and Braden Edwards.
  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Marvin E. Eichenlaub, who passed away Jan. 2, 1992; one sister, Beatrice Anderson; four brothers, Milner, Benton, Donald and John Eichenlaub; two sons-in-law, Robert M. Shipman and Richard Kropp; and one grandson, Rodney Edwards. Family and friends will be received on Friday, Feb. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. James R. Taylor, SUN Home Hospice Chaplain. Burial with full military honors will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to SUN Home Health & Hospice, 61 Duke St., P.O. Box 232, Northumberland, PA 17857.

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EKBLOM -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 2, 2009;
Sally Joan Ekblom, 66, formerly of 1141 Hadtner Ave., Williamsport, passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2009 at the Valley View Nursing Center. Born in Titusville, PA, the daughter of Roy V. and Madelyn M. Ekblom, Sally was a lifelong member of the Church of the Annunciation and graduated from Saint Joseph's High School in Williamsport. She enjoyed reading and music and played the piano and the organ, and was ever busy crocheting and knitting. She had worked as a receptionist for the Lycoming County Association for the Blind and was also involved with Crippled Children's Society. Sally was predeceased by her father Roy V. Ekblom and a brother James L. Ekblom. She is survived by her mother Madelyn M. Ekblom of the city, and a brother Robert F. (Mary Ann) Ekblom and three nephews, Christopher R., Nathan P., and James E. Ekblom, all of Keene, NH. Sally's warm smile and friendly manner could brighten any room, and she will be forever missed by her loving family, classmates, and many many friends. Condolences may be mailed to her mother Madelyn M. Ekblom. There will be no visitation. A memorial service may be held at a later time, at the convenience of the family.
  The Crouse Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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EMBICK -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 12, 2009;
Betty J. King, 77, of Louise Avenue, Montgomery, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 9, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital where she had been a medical patient.
  Born in Winfield, May 2, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Edward H. and Minnie E. (Dorman) Embick. On July 15, 1952, she married Donald W. King and they have celebrated 56 years of marriage. Betty retired from the Montgomery Area School District where she had been a baker for 15 years. She was an avid Bingo player and loved to bake and cook for her family. Earlier in life, she enjoyed crocheting and made baby blankets for her grandchildren. She cherished times spent with her grandchildren. Surviving besides her husband are four daughters and sons-in-law: Debra and Joseph Eberlin, Sonestown; Vicki and Jeffery Peterman, Muncy Valley; Kandi and Dwayne Ellis and Darla and Chris Harper, all of Montgomery; four sons and three daughters-in-law: Donald "Buck" E. and Susanne King, Milton; Ricky and Brenda King, Montgomery; Terry "Deany" and Dana King, Kulpmont; and Jody King, Montgomery; 21 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a step-sister, Viola "Tootie" Dressler, Lewisburg.
  She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth King in 1995; four sisters: Josephine Brown, Esther Radel, Beatrice Embick and Mary Strasser and three brothers: Henry, Daniel, and Maynard Embick. Friends are invited to call at Brooks Funeral Home, 124 Main St., Watsontown from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Roosevelt Brown of First United Methodist Church, Montgomery, officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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EMORY -

Williamsport Grit, Jan. 11, 1925;
Mrs. Florence Emory, wife of William M. Emory, died at her home, 115 West Third Street, Bethlehem, after illness of several months, of complications. Mrs. Emory was born at Williamsport, March 27, 1869. She left four daughters and two sons. The funeral took place Jan. 2, at Bethlehem.

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EMRICK -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 4, 2009;
Carl Emrick, 68, of FL, formerly of Wmspt., went to be with his Lord, Feb. 20, 2009. Carl was born Nov. 27, 1940 in S. Wmspt. He was preceded in death by his father Carl Emrick and mother Phyllis Ricci Early. Carl was a 1959 graduate of Wmspt. High School. He worked for Winn Dixie, FL, as a truck driver, from where he was retired. He was an avid Penn State fan and spent many exciting afternoons at Beaver Stadium. Carl is survived by his loving wife Linda Hauke Emrick, with whom he shared 39 wonderful years; sons, Carl Jr., Scranton, Joseph, Orlando; daughter Tina Trate, Allenwood; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gary (Linda) Emrick, Danville, David (Tammy) Early, Mill Hall; sister Sandra McIlwain, SC; and many aunts and uncles. Carl was loved and is greatly missed. A celebration of Carl's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 911 W. Third St., Wmspt., with his brother, Rev. Gary Emrick officiating.

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ENGLE -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Ellerslie W. Engle died at the Williamsport hospital on Friday of pneumonia. He left one sister and one brother. The body was taken to Hazleton for burial.

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ENGLER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 21, 2009;
Mary Virginia "Ginny" Schultz, 85, of Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, died at home, Monday, January 19, 2009. Ginny was born in Williamsport on April 16, 1923, a daughter of Edward J. and Isabella A. Baier Engler. She was a graduate of the former St. Joseph High School and a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. Ginny enjoyed golf, bridge, and bowling, had served on the board of the White Deer Golf Course, was a member of the Women's Golf Association of White Deer Golf Course and a member of the Faxon Phillies at the Faxon Bowling Lanes. Surviving are seven children, James W. Schultz, Jr. of Dover, DE, Samuel J. Schultz of Santiago, CA, John E. Schultz of Westminster, MD, Mary S. Hulse of Williamsport, Susan M. Kastle of Columbus, OH, Kathryn M. Harman of Salladasburg, PA, Robert A. Schultz of Heath, MA, 12 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband James W. Schultz, Sr. and two grandchildren, Brian and James Schultz. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington, Blvd., with her pastor, Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating, followed by burial in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday evening, with a family prayer service at 6:30 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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ENGLERT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 3, 2009;
Laura Mae Evans, 81, of 31 John Deere Lane, Mill Hall, PA, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 1, 2009 at the Lock Haven Hospital Extended Care Unit. She was born on May 15, 1927 in Bald Eagle Twp., Clinton Co., PA, to George W. and Mabel Laubscher Englert. Her husband Harry Evans preceded her in death. She had retired from C. A. Reed, Williamsport, PA. She enjoyed helping with farm animals, but her cats had a special place in her heart. Surviving are one brother Eugene (Phyllis) Englert, Melbourne, FL; and one sister Dorothy (Alfred, Sr.) Munro, Mill Hall, PA; many nieces and nephews and their families. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Melvin, Clyde and Norman Englert; and two sisters, Florence Paul and Mary Frazier. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, at the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, Mill Hall, PA. Pastor Steve Salmon will officiate. Interment will be held in Swissdale Cemetery. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements entrusted to: Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, PA 17751.
  The Crouse Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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ENRIGHT -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
Marie Enright, formerly of this city, died Wednesday in Danville. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Enright. Funeral mass will be said Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of Annunciation, with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

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EVANS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 22, 2009;
Marguerite A. McCullough, 67, Lebanon, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009 in the St. Joseph's Hospital, Reading. She was born in Hughesville on February 15, 1941, daughter of the late Zane E. and Emma Jane Sherwood Evans. She was retired from the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Respiratory Therapy Dept. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lebanon. Surviving are children: Steven Woodruff, W. Palm Beach, FL; Michael Woodruff and wife Sharlene, Myrtle Beach, SC; Diane Balthaser, Reading; Richard L. Woodruff and wife Colleen, Hallstead; Mark D. Imler and wife Lori, Jonestown; Raymond L. Dissinger II and wife Makiko, Folcraft and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brother: Zane Eugene Evans. Funeral services: Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 1:30 p.m., Rohland Funeral Home, Inc., Fifth and Cumberland streets, Lebanon, where a viewing will be held Saturday, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Interment Kimmerling's Cemetery.

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FEENSTRA -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 8, 2009;
Eva Mary (Feenstra) Hauser, 85, of Avis, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2009 at Jersey Shore Manor Care. She was born Sept. 30, 1923 in Brighton, New York, the daughter of Sidney George and Ella Margaret Cramer Feenstra. Eva was the oldest of five children. Eva was the wife of Rev. Duane R. Hauser, with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. They ministered in churches in New York and Pennsylvania for 38 years. She enjoyed being the Ladies Church Social Activities Director, serving as speaker and director of many Mother and Daughter banquets. Eva also directed and taught Vacation Bible Schools and directed many children's programs. She graduated from High School in Brighton (Rochester) New York. Eva then worked for five years at Rochester Gas & Electric. She graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Ill. and became a Bible Club Missionary in New York public schools after her marriage to Duane she served as his personal secretary while raising four children. She enjoyed bowling and flying as copilot of the family airplanes and enjoyed many hours in recent years as helmsman of the family sailboat. Eva and her husband attended Calvary Baptist Church in Jersey Shore. Surviving besides her husband, are her children, Dennis (Susan) Hauser of Etters, Pa., Bonita (Timothy) Hickman of Glenrock, WY and Judith (Rev. Bruce) McBride of Cumberland, Md., Timothy (Gaylyn) Hauser of Parker, Texas; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; a brother, Daniel (Nancy) Feenstra of Brockport, N.Y. She was predeceased by three siblings, Hazel, Janet and George. Relatives and friends are invited to Eva's Life Celebration memorial service 11 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2009 at the Calvary Baptist Church, 315 Thompson St., Jersey Shore with the Rev. Jeffrey Howell officiating. A visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Woodward Township Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd "A Life Celebration Home," 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore.

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FENNEL -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 21, 2009;
Richard Nathan Fennell, infant son of Richard L. Fennell and Rhonda S. Lisson of 837 Washington Blvd., died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 at the Geisinger Medical Center. Was loved and will be sadly missed by his entire family. Private services will be at the convenience of the family.

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FETTERMAN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 3, 2009;
Kathryn (Kate) Tyson, 88, former Locust Township resident, passed away Saturday afternoon at Sycamore Manor Nursing Center, Williamsport. Born in Locust Township, February 21, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Lydia Houck Fetterman. She attended Locust Township Elementary School and was employed for 48 years as a sewing machine operator for Milco Industries, Bloomsburg. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Numidia, recently receiving a Certificate of Recognition fo her 60 years of membership and service as Sunday School treasurer. Her hobbies were crocheting and baking pies. Preceding her in death was her husband, Guy Tyson who died February 1985; a brother Jim Fetterman; sisters, Elsie Brobst and Grace Snyder. She is survived by a daughter Linda Stamets, Montgomery. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday from the Allen R. Horne Funeral Home, 193 McIntyre Road, Catawissa. Officiating will be Rev. Amelia Shrivers, pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ, McEwensville. Interment will be next to her husband in St. Paul's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Numidia. Viewing will be 10 to 11 a.m Thursday in the funeral home. Allen R. Horne Funeral Home, Richard Staber, supervisor, Catawissa, is in charge of arrangements.

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FETZER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 17, 2009;
Taylor R. Fetzer, 62, Picture Rocks, was stricken at work and passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2009. He and his wife, the former Donna L. Daye, would have celebrated 44 years of marriage on March 6th. Taylor was born in Sunbury on November 11, 1946, the son of the late Robert and Catherine M. (Remphrey) Fetzer. Taylor was employed as a truck driver for Gardner's Gas. He was a US Navy veteran, and was a member of the American Legion, Post #35, Hughesville, Muncy Lodge 299 F&AM, and the Muncy Valley Moose Lodge, #866, Muncy.
  He is survived by his wife Donna; two daughters, Lynette M. (Dann) Maggs of Newport Richey, FL and Andrea R. (Steve) Bennage of Picture Rocks; and three grandchildren, Rachel, Sarah and Simon. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 AM, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 East Water Street, Hughesville, with the Rev. Charles B. Mercer, officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, with graveside honors, accorded by local veteran's organizations. Friends and family will be received on Monday evening from 7-9 PM at the funeral home where a Masonic funeral service will be held at 8:45 PM. The family will provide the flowers and suggest that memorial contributions be made in Taylor's name to either the Muncy Valley Moose Lodge, #866, Hughesville, PA 17737 for local children's programs, or the Muncy Lodge 299 F&AM, Muncy, PA 17756.

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FINK -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 8, 2009;
Mary W. Delker, 95, of Cogan Station, passed away Friday, March 6, 2009 at Williamsport Hospital. She was born Dec. 1, 1913 in Williamsport, the daughter of Curtis D. and Mary W. Dempsey Fink. Mary was one of eight children. Mary was the wife of the late Vernon E. Delker who passed in 1988, with whom she shared 55 years of marriage. She was a member of the St. Luke's Catholic Church. Mary loved to bake for the St. Luke fundraisers and other area churches. However, her real joy was cooking for her family and feeding the wildlife around her home.
  She loved crocheting blanket sets for her family and church fundraisers. Mary is survived by two sons, Edward V. (Lana) of Claremore, Okla., Gregory T. (Natalie) of South Williamsport; two daughters, Rozanne D. Yaudes of Cogan Station and Linda D. (Ken) Bierly of Jersey Shore; a brother, Francis Fink of Williamsport; a sister, Elizabeth Fink of Cogan Station; 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son David Delker, her brothers, William, Edward, Charles, Bernard Fink and her sister, Agnes Pulizzi. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at the St. Luke Catholic Church, 120 Kendall Ave., Jersey Shore with Fr. Shane Kirby, celebrant. A receiving of relatives and friends will be from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home" 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. Burial will follow in Salladasburg Cemetery. Flowers are being provided by the family. In lieu of flowers, family suggests that memorial contributions can be made to the St. Jude's Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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FISHER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 7, 2009;
Richard W. "Dick" Fisher, 60, of 201 E. Ninth St., Watsontown, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at Kramm Nursing Home, Watsontown. Born March 4, 1948, in Lewisburg, he was a son of the late Franklin R. and Ruth (Wenrick) Fisher. On July 3, 1982, he married the former Tina M. Bull, who survives. Dick was a 1966 graduate of Warrior Run High School and attended Bloomsburg State College. He worked as a lab technician for more than 20 years at the former Warshaw Manufacturing Co. in Milton, later Runnerless Knits, until retiring in 2008. He was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Watsontown. Dick was also a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge #1133, Danville, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge #1208, Milton, the Sons of the American Legion, Watsontown and the 40/8 SOL Club, Milton. He enjoyed bowling, camping, bingo, playing cards and spending time with his family. In addition, he was a fan of NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhart, and the Atlanta Braves. Surviving in addition to his wife of 26 years, are a daughter, Donna D. Cutchall of York; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jason T. Fisher of NC., and Curtis G. and Channa Fisher of Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Verna Fisher of Watsontown; three grandchildren, Nathaniel and Logan Cutchall and Cailey Fisher; and two beloved dogs, Katie and Allie. A visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, 308 Main St., Watsontown, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Officiating will be his pastor, Rev. James H. Fladland, assisted by Rev. Douglas M. Eberly, pastor of Watsontown United Methodist Church. The family welcomes flowers; however if desired memorial contributions in Dick's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lycoming County Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Farview Collie Rescue, 1035 Red Hill Road, Port Trevorton, PA 17864

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FITZGERALD -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 4, 1918;
Fitzgerald - James Fitzgerald died yesterday morning at his home, 854 First street. He left a brother, also a sister residing in Sunbury. His funeral will take place on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at the Church of the Annunciation.

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FLEMING -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
James B. Fleming, 83, of 611 Second Street, died Friday at the Williamsport Hospital after an extended illness. He was born in Bellefonte, but had been a resident of this city for 35 years. He is survived by two sons, Harold P., of this city, and Harry T., of Penns Grove. N. J.; three daughters. Mrs. John W. Crawford, of Columbia: Mary and Mrs. Charles Goodbrod, both at home, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p. m. tomorrow at the Maneval funera1 home. The Rev. Francis P. Davis. of Trinity Episcopal Church will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 lo 9 p. m. today.

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FLOCK -

Williamsport Grit, Jan. 11, 1925;
Jacob George Flock, passed away at the family residence, 639 Market Street, on Wednesday evening, following an illness of some duration. He was 60 years old, and left his wife and two children - Frederick, of Williamsport, and Mrs. Edward Mellinger, of Bethlehem. Funeral services in his memory were conducted at the home on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. Paul L. Yount officiating. Burial was made in the Wildwood Cemetery. Mr. Flock was on of the sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jacob Flock, a founder of the Flock Brewing Company, and he was one of the managers of the business of that company until about three years ago. Fraternally he was affiliated with the Knights of Pythias.

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FOGEL -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 5, 2009;
Theodore O. "Ted" Fogel, Jr., 79, of East Water Street, Hughesville, passed away on Feb. 4, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center. He and his wife, the former Theresa Cannon, celebrated 59 years of marriage this past Nov. 12. Ted was born in El Segundo, CA, on April 3, 1929, a son of the late Theodore O. Fogel, Sr. and Velma R. Nelson. Ted was a graduate of Hughesville High School and a veteran of the US Army. He retired from PennDOT in October of 2002, where he was a Transportation Construction Inspection Supervisor. He also was a truck driver and heavy equipment operator, and a member of Operating Engineers Local #825. He was an award winning photographer in the 1960's and 1970's, for the Courier News in Bridgewater, NJ. He was a member of the Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Muncy. Ted was very devoted to his family. He is survived by his wife Theresa Fogel of Hughesville; three daughters, Linda and Gary Rinker of Cogan Station, Patricia and Dayl McClintock, and Kathleen and John Sees, all of Hughesville; one sister, Velma Jo Dahlstrom of Arizona, 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is predeceased by two brothers and one sister. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, with the Rev. Glenn McCreary, celebrating the mass. Friends will be received at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, on Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. and also at the church on Monday from 10-11 a.m.

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FORNWALT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 10, 2009;
FORNWALT - Henry L. Fornwalt, 88, of Williamsport, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2009 at the Williamsport Home, with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Harriet U. (Winter) Fornwalt, who passed away on October 30, 2007. The couple married on February 1, 1948. They celebrated 59 years together. Henry was born on November 27, 1920 in South Williamsport, son of the late David A. and Pearl (Yohe) Fornwalt. He was a US Army Air Corps Veteran, serving in the Pacific during World War II and also serving in Korea during the Korean War. Henry worked in the Plumbing Maintenance Department of Lycoming College. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, the American Legion, and was a Free and Accepted Mason. Henry is survived by his sons, Carl A. Fornwalt of Muncy, Mark A. Fornwalt of Newnan, GA and Paul A. Fornwalt of Linden; his daughters, Sharon M. Di Michele of Trout Run, Linda J. Sheats of Deland, FL and Carol L. Harvey of Williamsport; his 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; and his brother John A. Fornwalt of South Williamsport. His parents and his wife Harriet preceded Henry in death. The memorial service to honor Henry's life will be held at noon Sunday, March 22, 2009 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 142 Market St., Williamsport, with his pastor, Rev. Kenneth R. Elkin officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family in Twin Hills Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., Williamsport, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Henry may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 142 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Road Williamsport, PA 17701.

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FOWLER -

Burr J. Fowler, 72, died at his home, 819 East Broad Street, Montoursville. 31 March 1936 in Montoursville, at 10:15 o'clock this morning after a long illness. Mr. Fowler was a patient at the Williamsport Hospital last August but had been removed to his home when his condition had improved. He had been bedfast at home since March 10 but his condition was not thought to be serious and his death was sudden. Mr. Fowler had been an employee of the James V. Bennett contracting firm for 32 years, until the time of his illness. Surviving him are a son, George A. Fowler, Emaus; two daughters, Mrs. H. A. Moon, and Mrs. Claude Diezel, Montoursville; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. O. E. Sunday, pastor of the Bethany Lutheran Church of which Mr. Fowler was a member, will officiate. Burial will be made at Montoursville. Friends may view the body at the home Thursday evening from 7 to 9 o'clock. (contact for this family)

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FOWLER -

Mrs. Fannie L. Fowler, aged 62 years, wife of Burr J. Fowler, died at her home, 819 East Broad Street, Montoursville, at 6 o'clock last evening, 17 December 1933. She had been in ill health since last summer. Her condition became serious about three weeks ago. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. H. A. Moon, and Isabell, of Montoursville; one son, George A., of Emaus, Pa, and the following brothers, John Tule, of Montoursville, Charles Tule, of Holliston, Mass,; Oliver W.; Bert S., Samuel C., of Hartford, Conn., and Frank R., of East Pepperell, Mass., and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home, with the Rev. O. E. Sunday, of the Bethany Lutheran Church, of which the deceased was a member, in charge. Burial will be made in the Montoursville Cemetery. The body may be viewed at the home from 7 to 9 Tuesday night. (contact for this family)

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FREY -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 10, 2009;
Mr. Edwin H. "Herm" Frey, 91, of 267 Edgewood Ave., Duboistown, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Sycamore Manor Health Center, Montoursville. Mr. Frey had been a member of the Duboistown United Methodist Church. Mr. Frey was a United States Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was awarded the American Theatre Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was also qualified as a carbine sharpshooter and pistol marksman. Herm was a member and past master of Masonic Lodge # 106, F.&A.M., Williamsport. He was also a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Williamsport (Consistory). He had also served as a Councilman of the Borough of Duboistown for 19 years from January of 1956 to September of 1975. Mr. Frey retired in 1976 as the President of the former Frey's Tire Shop, Inc. at Williamsport. He and his wife, the former Arlene L. Ball, were married on August 16, 1951. Together they shared 57 years of marriage. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Arlene L. Frey at Duboistown, his daughter, Patricia L. (Eric) Scheibeler of Loyalsock, his two sons, Jay M. (Marilyn) Frey of Montgomery and John R. (Barbara K.) Frey of Linden, his brother, R. David Frey of South Williamsport, his nine grandchildren, Michael J. Frey, Sharon E. Shultz, Josiah R. Frey, Joel M. Frey, Krista L. Foster, Cody M. McArdle, Adam J. Scheibeler, and Hanna M. Scheibeler, and his four great grandchildren. In addition to his late parents, he was also preceded in death by his late two sisters, B. Wilhelmina Weaver and B. Caroline Jenkins, and also by his late three brothers, J. Ross Frey, H. Eugene Frey, and C. Thomas Frey. Memorial services and the celebration of life of Mr. Edwin H. "Herm" Frey will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at the Duboistown United Methodist Church, 133 Summer St., Duboistown. His pastor, Rev. Cynthia J. Gunther, will be the officiating celebrant. Interment will immediately follow at Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, at the conclusion of the services at the church. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers and respectfully suggests, if so desired, memorial contributions be made in Herm's name to either the Duboistown United Methodist Church, 133 Summer St., Duboistown, PA 17702; or to Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are under the direction of the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport .

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FREY -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 31, 2009;
Milo "Harold" Frey, 77, a long-time resident of Muncy, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at the E. T. York Hospice Center in Gainesville, Fla. Born June 21, 1931, at home in Pennsdale, he was the son of the late Milo R. and Fern May Frey (later Doebler). He attended schools in Pennsdale, Old Lycoming Twp., Loyalsock Twp. and Williamsport. He graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts with mathematics major from Lycoming College in 1953. He married Dorothy Anne Lewis on July 4, 1953. He was a Lieutenant JG in the U. S. Naval Reserve, serving active duty 1954 to 1956. Milo retired from GTE in Aug. 1992 with 40 years service as Electronics Technician, Production Supervisor, Engineer, Engineering Supervisor, and Product line Manager for Printed Circuits. He was an avid gardener, NASCAR fan, and a ham radio operator for many years. Milo was known for his skill at being able to repair small electrical appliances. After retiring, he and his wife "Dotty" (and later with his mother, Fern Doebler, and then his companion Flossie Simcox) spent their time traveling in their RV, spending winters in Reddick, Fla. He was a member of the Susquehanna Drifters Good Sam RV club. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Michael H. and April L. Frey of Exeter, New Hampshire; a daughter and son-in-law, Katherine A. Frey and Paul J. Yakubick of Winfield; one granddaughter, Andrea E. (Tony) Sellers of Portsmouth, New Hampshire; two grandsons, Alexander M. (Jennifer) Frey of Raymond, New Hampshire and Bradley C. Frey of Exeter New Hampshire; seven nephews and a niece. Also surviving are his beloved companion, Flossie Simcox, and his dog, Annie and sister-in-law, Linda Stein. Milo, a paraplegic for over 40 years, was also active in the community in advocating the removal of physical barriers for the handicapped at numerous public buildings. He was active in Action for the Handicapped, the Parkinson's Disease Support Group, a past chairman of the Lycoming County Easter Seals Society, and a volunteer at the Williamsport Hospital Rehabilitation Center. His positive attitude and spirit was an inspiration to many.
  He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Dorothy Lewis Frey in 2004; his brother, Henry F. Frey in 2001 and sister-in-laws, Doris Spotts Frey in 1984 and Margaret Sudlow in 2007.
  At Milo's request, there will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held at a later date and burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Milo's memory to American Rescue Workers, 643 Elmira St, Williamsport, PA 17701 or a charity of your choice.

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FRITZ -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 8, 2009;
Margaret L. Diehl, 98, of 6 Riverview Manor, Lewisburg and formerly of Loyalsock Twp., passed away on Feb. 6, 2009 at the Riverwoods Nursing Home. She was born July 9, 1910 in Lycoming County the daughter of Herman and Jenny Wheelan Fritz. Margaret retired from the former GTE Sylvania in Halls Station. She was a member of Faxon Kenmar United Methodist Church, was a life member of the Loyalsock Women's Fire Auxiliary and had belonged to Bodines United Methodist Church and its Ladies Guild. Surviving her are two grandsons William (Wanda) Fritz and Steven (Barbara) Fritz; great-grandchildren Jason (Crystie) Fritz, Brian (Jennifer) Fritz, Mindy (James) Roy, Todd Fritz and Eric Fritz: great-great-grandchildren Micah and Tate Fritz and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her was her husband Lester Diehl, a son William Fritz, a daughter-in-law Ruth and four sisters. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 11 at Faxon Kenmar United Methodist Church, 1301 Clayton Ave., Williamsport, with Rev. Kathleen M. Ehrsam officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. There will be a visitation on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church. Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

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FRY -

Williamsport Grit, Feb. 2, 1936;
Mrs. Victoria R. Fry, 64, widow of Red W. Fry, died at her home 808 Washington Boulevard, Jan. 25. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Marion Lloyd, Mrs. Ethel Smithgall, Mrs. Sara Collins and Mrs. Edna Ford, all of this city; C. L. Fry, of Shamokin Dam and John Henry and Laura, at home; a sister, Mrs. William Lutz of Muncy Township; 19 grandchildren, and a-great-grandchild. Services were held at the home Wednesday morning, with the Rev. F. A. Poffenberger, of the First church of Christ officiating. Burial was in White Church Cemetery, Muncy Township.

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FRYMIRE -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 4, 1918;
Funeral service for Ralph E. Frymire, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Frymire, were held in the Market Street M.E. church on Thursday.

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FULKROD -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 14, 2009;
Carole L. Kutza, 66, of 73 Private Drive, Jersey Shore, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 in the Jersey Shore Hospital Emergency Room. Born Oct. 28, 1942 in Jersey Shore, she was the daughter of Samuel Fulkrod and the former Eva Spotts. Carole was preceded in death by her husband, Walter C. Kutza Feb. 23, 2007. They were united in marriage Nov. 23, 1961. For many years she was a member of the Mountain View Church of the Christian & Missionary Alliance of Jersey Shore. She was a devoted loving wife, mother and sister. Also surviving are two sons, Walter (Crystal) Kutza Jr. of Jersey Shore and Joseph S. (Pam) Kutza of Avis, one daughter, Carolyn R. (Bill) Dangle of Jersey Shore, nine grandchildren, Brandi, Amber, Joshua, Christopher, Cody, Seth, Ethan, Zachery, and Miss Addie, two sisters, Karen Fulkrod and Hope Fulkrod both of Avis. Carole was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister, Gordon (Punk) Fulkrod, LeRoy Fulkrod and Joye Barner. Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. in the Mountain View Church of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, 1515 Cemetery St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening at the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Grimes, her pastor, will officiate.

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G - Surnames


GANOE -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 2, 2009;
Lois Jane Pirone, 85, of 2084 Belcher Road Clearwater, FL, went to be with the Lord Friday, January 30, 2009 at the Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, FL. Born July 5, 1923 in Jersey Shore, she was the daughter of Elmer Judson Smith and the former Lydia Jane Ganoe.
  For many years, she was a member of the Heritage Bible Church in Largo, FL. Surviving are one son James A. Pirone Jr. of Clearwater, FL; three daughters, Gail K. Grothe of Clearwater, Pamela I. Branson of Largo, FL and Teena A. Craft of Kona, HI; six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two brothers, Gregory (Vivian) Smith of Largo, FL and John Smith of Johnston, RI. Funeral services will be Friday, February 6, 2009 at 1 p.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. Rev. Robert Grimes will officiate. There will be no visitation. Family suggests memorial contributions be made in her name to the Woodside Hospice, 6770 102nd Ave., Pinellas Park FL, 33782.

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GANSEL -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
B. Harry Gansel, died at his home, 334 Park avenue, on Friday, of pneumonia. He left his wife and four children. All the children are ill of influenza, with the exception of one, who has developed a case of pneumonia. He also left his parents, one brother, Lewis, of Laporte: a half brother, McKinley, of the U.S. Navy, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Wetherill, of Milton. Friends may view the remains at the residence this afternoon from 2' to 4 o'clock. The funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon in Pleasant Hill cemetery, Hughesville, where interment will be made.

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GANSELL -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 9, 2009;
Charles I. Gansell, 79, of Picture Rocks, died Sunday, February 8, 2009, at his son and daughter-in-law's home, where he resided. Born February 3, 1930, in Wolf Township, Lycoming County, he was a son of the late Lewis E. and Florence A. Smith Gansell. Charley was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Marines and a member of the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. Charley retired from Young Industries, after having worked there for over 20 years. He was a member of the Picture Rocks Baptist Church and a Charter Member of the Picture Rocks Lions Club. Charley was a well known gunsmith and avid Steelers fan, who also enjoyed wood working, NASCAR and spending time with his family. Surviving are a son, Craig I. (Bobbi) Gansell of Picture Rocks; a daughter, Crystal L. (William) Whitcomb of Picture Rocks; a sister, Beatrice V. (Paul) Taran of Picture Rocks; a granddaughter, Sherry A. Gardner; a great-granddaughter, Belle E. Albert; his first wife, Judith A. Girton; and his second wife, Shirley Blessing. Charley was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Campbell and two brothers, Stuart E. Gansell and Louis M. Gansell. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Ron Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Picture Rocks Cemetery, with graveside military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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GARNHART -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 27, 2009;
Edith G. Anderson, 93, of Muncy, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2009 at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Born July 9, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Albert W. and Rose R. Hall Garnhart. Her husband, Gilbert H. Anderson, preceded her in death in September 1955. Surviving are a brother, Richard C. Garnhart of Muncy; and two nieces, Sandee Randall of Lock Haven and Jeanne Noll of Columbia. In addition to her parents and husband, Edith was preceded in death by four sisters, Edna Hutchinson, Mary Mincemoyer, Bessie Anderson and Ruth Hall. A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Muncy Cemetery, with the Rev. Katherine A. Behrens officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

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GAST -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 1, 2009;
John Andrew Gast, Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia, formerly of Watsontown, died suddenly in the loving arms of his wife Ramti in Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia. Born April 3, 1947, at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, he was on assignment for Lucent Technologies in Asia. According to his wishes, he'll be buried in Jakarta, Indonesia. ‘Andy' was a 1966 graduate of Warrior Run High School. He attended Thaddaus Stevens Trade School and Williamsport Area Technical School. He worked for Bechtel Industries, the Sultan and Brunei and Lucent Technologies. He was a member of the Masons. He was formerly married to Sally (Fairchild), Cleburne, with whom he had three children: Andrea (Bryan) Kelly; Jocelyn (Thomas) Casey, both Houstom; and Aaron (Lacey) Gast, Lubbock. All Texas. They had three grandchildren. John is survived by his mother, Bertha Gast, Donald Karnes, both of Williamsport; Colleen Lucinda Faar, Clara; Mark (Marsha) Gast, Lancaster (all Pennsylvania) and Darlene Carpenter, Angola, Indiana. He was predeceased by his father John Gast of Montoursville. The family has suggested his memory be honored with gifts in his name to the Warrior Run Volunteer Fire Company, 1125 Main St., Watsontown, 17771. Special thanks are expressed to Colleen Flood, United States State Department, Washington, DC and Laura Till, US Embassy of Malaysia, Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia for their kind efforts.

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GEISE -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 17, 2009;
Mr. Thomas E. Geise, Sr., 86, of South Williamsport, died Thursday, January 15, 2009 at home. Born July 22, 1922 at Olean, New York, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Nanette J. Shiber Geise. A graduate of Olean High School, he attended Ernest Williams School of Music and had been a drummer with the Gene Sterns' dance band. An accomplished drummer, Tom was a member of The Repasz Band, and had played with many local bands, including The Little German Band, the Imperial Teteque Band, the Dixieland 5, the Sattellites, Paul Dapp and the Dappers, The Winjammers of Sarasota, Florida, and Sammy Ray and the Soft Sounds. He was a founding member of the Fanny Band, a raucous tube floating group. Mr. Geise had served during World War II with the United States Army in England, France, and Germany as a P-47 Thunderbolt Mechanic with the famed 365 th "Hell Hawks" Fighter-Bomber Group. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the European, African, Middle Easter Service Medal.
  Tom was employed by the former Winchester Optical Company at Williamsport as production manager for 31 years. He enjoyed boating in his leisure time. A member of the West Branch Motor Boat Association, his 1958 Keller Kraft, the "Nancy Ann" has been a familiar sight on the Susquehanna. Tom was a member and communicant of the Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church at South Williamsport. He is survived by his wife, Donna. Also surviving are his daughter, Nancy (Dallas) Simons; and his three sons, Thomas E., Jr. (Cheryl), Jonathan L. (Karen) and David A. (Mary); his three stepchildren, David, Cathy, and Ed (Judith); his 12 grandchildren; his two step- grandchildren; and his three great grandchildren. Tom was preceded in death by his first wife of fifty years, Marjorie Ann, his son, Jeffrey, his brothers, Edward and Carl, and by his sisters, Katherine and Ruth. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on the evening of Sunday, January 18, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport. Funeral services and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, January 19, 2009 at the Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 800 West Central Avenue, South Williamsport. His priest, Rev. Father Michael J. Zipay, will be the celebrant. Interment will be at Mount Carmel of Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.
  In lieu of flowers, Tom may be remembered with memorial contributions to Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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GEPHART -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 5, 2009;
Phyllis G. Atherton-Ely, 78, of 178 Marsh Hill Road, Trout Run, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 at home, after an extended illness. Phyllis was predeceased by her husbands, Arthur Updegraff, Sr. and Herman Atherton-Ely. Phyllis was a member of the Ralston United Methodist Church and enjoyed crocheting, reading, playing cards, crossword and jigsaw puzzles and spending time with her family. Born June 22, 1930 in South Williamsport, she was the daughter of Francis A. and Vera C. Boyles Gephart, Sr. Surviving are sons, Tom Updegraff of Wasilla, AK, Arthur Lee Updegraff, Jr. of Trout Run, and John Updegraff of Winnebago, IL; daughters, Nancy Vroman of Grover, Cindy Eoute of Jersey Shore and Kathy Campbell of Trout Run; eight stepchildren; brothers, Cletus Gephart of San Diego, CA and Donald Gephart of Williamsport; sister, Shirley Shaffer of South Williamsport; 17 grandchildren, including Katie Jennings, her special caregiver; 20 great grandchildren and a great great granddaughter. Phyllis was also predeceased by a son, Danny Lynn Updegraff; brothers, Howard, Dwayne and Francis Gephart and a great granddaughter. Memorial services will be at the convenience of the family. No visitation. The family will provide flowers and suggests contributions be made to the Ralston Volunteer Fire Company, 10970 Route 14 Hwy., Ralston, PA 17763.

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GIBSON -

Williamsport Grit, Feb. 2, 1936;
Mrs. Ida Gibson 89, widow of Joseph Gibson, of 1149 Isabella Street, died Friday in the Williamsport Hospital. Surviving are a son, Calvert Gibson, of the, city; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Strassner., of this city, and Miss Ella Kisner, of Watsontown, and a brother, William Kisner, of Danville Services will be held at 1:30 o’clock morrow afternoon with the Rev. J. Ray Houser, pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, officiating, Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

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GILES -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 4, 2009;
Miriam E. Burkett, 86, daughter of Stanley and Bertha Mae (Laubscher) Giles, passed away at Manor Care in Carlisle, PA on February 1, 2009. Miriam was born in Lockport, PA, worked as a dental assistant and a bank teller for M&T Bank, retired at Treasure Lake in DuBois, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her brother Elwood Giles; sister Faye Densham; son Thomas Burkett; and husband LeRoy E. Burkett, whom she was married to for 61 years. Miriam is survived by her son Michael, his wife Susan; four grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. There will be no memorial service, but memorial contributions can be made to Dubois Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 447, DuBois, PA 15801; please note for hospice care in Memo Line. Arrangements entrusted to Myers Funeral Home of Mechanicsburg.

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GILL -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 11, 2009;
Ellen Rachel Onufrak, 84, passed away peacefully on January 10 at the Muncy Skilled Nursing Unit. She was born on September 6, 1924 in Blue Island, Illinois. She is predeceased by her husband of 53 years Andrew Onufrak Sr., who died March 19, 1998. Her parents were Russell and Frances DeGroot Gill of Harvey, Illinois. She graduated from Thornton Township High School, Harvey, Illinois in 1943 and then she attended Chicago College of Commerce. She was employed locally as a secretary for 17 years in the Loyalsock Township School District Business Office. She was a member of Northway Presbyterian Church, where she served as an Elder, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and church secretary for several years. She will be sadly missed by a son, Andrew Onufrak II, daughter-in-law Lori, two grandson's Ryan and wife Ronna and Andrew III as well as a great grandson Evan. Family and friends are invited to Ellen's "Life Celebration" on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at the James C. Maneval "Life Celebration" Home, 500 W. Fourth St. in Williamsport. There will be a memorial service at Northway Presbyterian Church, 1520 Northway Road Williamsport, PA 17701 on Wednesday, January 14 at 11 a.m. with her pastor Ken Woods-Henderson and Rev. Emeritus Stanley P. Hartung conducting the service.
  Her interment will be with her husband at Indian Town Gap National Cemetery on Thursday.
  The family will provide the flowers. Memorial gifts can be made to Northway Presbyterian Church in the name of Ellen Onufrak. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 11, 2009

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GILSON -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 19, 2009;
Mrs. Kathleen R. Swinehart, 67, of 302 S. Market St., Muncy, PA, died Sunday, January 18, 2009 at her home. Mrs. Swinehart was retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For 19 years, she had been a supervisor in the food service department at the State Correctional Institution for Women at Muncy. Kathy enjoyed traveling on cruise lines, performing arts and crafts, and reading, but most of all, she enjoyed her children and grandchildren. Born January 30, 1941 at Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Edward M. and Dorothy T. Gilson, of South Williamsport. She was preceded in death by her late husband of 33 years, Charles L. Swinehart, her late sisters, Mary Ann Hargenrader and Rita C. Goble, and her late brother Timothy L. Gilson. Kathy is survived by her eight daughters; Debora M. and her husband, John Markley of Williamsport, Susan M. and her husband James Gilson of Lebanon, Diane M. Adkins of Hughesville, Lynne K. and her husband, David Willis of Norfolk, VA, Sharon A. Geirtz of Columbia, Bettina C. Rager of Muncy, Marsha S. and her husband, Scott Rutland of Lancaster, and Jennifer L. Swinehart of Hunlock Creek; her three sons; John E. Swinehart of Muncy, Charles L. Swinehart, Jr. of Williamsport, and Kevin P. and his wife, Jessica Swinehart of Montgomery; her three sisters; Patricia M. Walker of Elgin, IL, Margaret R. and her husband, Brian Langer of Joliet, IL, and Ruby M. and her husband, Paul Zimmerman of Norfolk, VA; her five brothers; Edward M. and his wife, Mary Gilson of Williamsport, James W. and his wife, Susan M. Gilson of Lebanon, Dennis M. and his wife, Doreen Gilson of Monroe Valley, CA, Thomas P. and his wife, Nancy Gilson of Danville, IL, and John C. and his wife, Jeanne Gilson of Algonquin, IL; 26 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers. The family respectfully declines to receive floral tributes.
  Graveside services with inurnment will be held at the Green Lawn Memorial Park, Committal Chapel, Montgomery, on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 2 p.m. The Very Rev. Father Glenn E. McCreary, pastor of the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection at Muncy, will officiate.
  The family of Mrs. Kathleen R. Swinehart suggests that contributions in her memory may be made, if so desired, to Susquehanna Regional Home Health Care and Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are being directed by the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport, PA 17702.

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GINTER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 15, 2009;
Della M. Kish, 91, formerly of Muncy, passed away on January 13, 2009 at the Gatehouse, in Williamsport. Her husband, Steve Kish, preceded her in death on December 1, 1993. Della was born in Williamsport on February 23, 1917, the daughter of the late George G. and Alta C. (Eck) Ginter. Della was a graduate of the Williamsport High School, Class of 1934, and received her nursing diploma from the Chicago School of Nursing in 1950. She was a member of the Muncy Baptist Church, and the J.O.Y. Sunday School class. She taught Sunday School in various churches for most of her adult life. She will always be remembered for her warm smile and her hearty laughter. She is survived by one son, Richard L. and wife Jean Douglass, Sr. of Linden, one daughter, Faith M. and husband Gerald Brown, of Williamsport, eight grandchildren; Richard L. Douglass, Jr. of Linden, Kim Rockwell of Trout Run, Randy Douglass, Matthew Douglass and Aaron Douglass, all of Williamsport, Risha Molnar of Moseley, VA, Jackie McCall and Joel Brown, both of Bells, TN. She is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren with one due in February and eight great great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her three sisters, Bertha Darling, Verna Starr and Hazel Niklaus. There will be no funeral services. A memorial service will be held at a later date, at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Montoursville Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Della's name to the Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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GOTTSCHALL -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 2, 2009;
Mr. Larry S. Gottschall, 74, of 728 Sylvan Drive, South Williamsport, died Thursday, February 26, 2009 at The Williamsport Hospital & Medical Center. Mr. Gottschall was a United States Army veteran with more than 30 years service. He retired in 1995 with the rank of First Sergeant. Larry had been employed as a maintenance man and had retired from the State Armory of the Pennsylvania National Guard at Penn Street, Williamsport. Larry had been a member of the Early Risers Hunting Club at Tyrone, PA. He had also been a member of The Wheel Inn at Roaring Branch, PA. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He and his wife, the former, Margaret M. Kozen, were united in holy matrimony on September 19, 1959 at the Saint Boniface Roman Catholic Church at Williamsport. Together they shared 49 years of marriage. Born January 16, 1935 at Williamsport, he was the son of the late Henry S. and Helen E. Fox Gottschall. Surviving in addition to his wife, Mrs. Margaret M. Gottschall at home, are his daughter and son-in-law, Alanna J. and her husband, Shane Winner of Nippenose Valley, his three sons, Bradley L. and his wife, Donna Gottschall of Palmyra, Christopher B. Gottschall of South Williamsport, and Wesley L. Gottschall of Jersey Shore. Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Tara M. Gottschall, Brian M. Gottschall, Tyler M. Gottschall, Katelyn M. Gottschall, Lisa M. Gottschall, Sierra R. Winner and Garrett M. Winner. In addition to his late parents, Mr. Gottschall was also preceded in death by his late brother, Curtis E. Gottschall.
  Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport. Rev. Father Michael J. Zipay, pastor at Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, South Williamsport, will officiate. Interment will immediately follow at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Wednesday morning from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at the funeral home.

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GOWER -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
Miss Minnie M. Gower, a former resident of Hughesville, died Wednesday at Washington. Miss Gower resided in Washington for the last 15 years, but retained her membership in the Hughesville Methodist Church. She is survived by a number of relatives in Hughesville and Williamsport. Funeral services were held yesterday.

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GRANGER -

Williamsport Grit, Nov. 26, 1939;
The Rev. C. Everest Granger, D.D., 67, pastor of the Lycoming Presbyterian Church, died last Sunday at his home. He was widely known in the Presbyterian denomination throughout the United States and had been a resident of this city since he accepted the pastorate of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in 1917. He became pastor of Covenant-Central Church when the two churches merged in the early 1920's and continued here until his resignation in December, 1933. In the summer of 1934 he accepted a call to the Bethel Presbyterian Church, Bottle Run Road, as supply pastor. In October of that year the Rev. Mr. Granger assumed the duties of .a stated supply pastor at Lycoming Church. and was serving both congregations at the time of his death. He was active in all local community campaigns; served as Lycoming County chairman for the Near East relief work during the World War, and took a prominent part in the Red Cross and Liberty Loan. drives during that period. He was selected as one of four men from Pennsylvania to assist in reconstruction work in Europe after the war, but had to decline the offer because of his duties here. He had recently been selected to the board of trustees of the new Park Home and was a member of the Williamsport Consistory. At one time he served as moderator of the Northumberland Presbytery. Twice he was a delegate to the general assembly of Presbyterian Churches of the U. S.A. The. Rev. Mr. Granger was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., June 16, 1872, the son of George Mowbrey and Annie Wilcox Granger. After attending the Brooklyn school, he entered Brooklyn Poly-technical Institute. He also attended Centenary Collegiate Institute, Hackettstown, N. J.. and Yale University. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Ordained into the ministry Sept. 5. 1885, at Congregational Church, Bay Shore, N. Y., the Rev. Mr. Granger remained there for about two years. In 1898 he assumed charge of the Third Congregational Church, Waterbury, Conn. From 1902 to 1910 he served the congregation of the Central Presbyterian Church. Newark. N. J. His next charge was the Gunton-Temple Memorial Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C. He was pastor of that church until he came to Williamsport in 1917. Oct. 2. 1895, he was married to Helen May Seaman, of Cold Spring Harbor, N. Y. Surviving are his wife: two daughters, Mrs. Augustin R. Weishaar. of this city, and Mrs. Leslie N. Pederson, of Staten Island, N. Y.: two sisters, Mrs. George McLean, of Pasadena, Cal, and Mrs. Hayward Halsey, of Hollywood: three grandchildren, Phoebe and Hope Weishsar and Judith Pederson. Services was held Tuesday afternoon at the Lycoming Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. David DeForest Burrell, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating, assisted by the Rev. William C. Watson, of Bethany Presbyterian Church; the Rev. Ganse Little, of Covenant-Central Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. W. D. Hevner, of South Williamsport. Burial will be at Huntington, N.Y.

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GRAVES -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Emma W. Graves of this city, died at Pittsburg last Tuesday. The funeral took place on Friday in this city.

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GRAY -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 15, 2009;
William Gray, 90, of Marcellus, MI and formerly of Williamsport, died Monday, January 12, 2009 at Jenny's Place, Berrien Springs, MI, following an illness. He was born February 6, 1918 in Big Run, PA, to Lloyd and Julia (Cressley) Gray. On May 29, 1954 in South Williamsport, PA, he married Helen L. Young, who preceded him in death in 1994. He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Williamsport. William enjoyed metalcrafting and gardening as hobbies and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. In December of 2007, William moved to Michigan to be nearer to his nephew David and his family. Survivors include his nephews, David A. (Sharon) Gray of Marcellus, MI; Dale (Doreen) Gray, Chuck Gray and Ed (Kathy) Gray; his niece, Suzanne Gray; his special great-great nephew that always made him smile, Cooper Rice, and many special friends who diligently kept in close contact through cards and letters. Survivors in the Williamsport area include nieces Marjorie Praster and Sandra Hopsenperger and nephews Francis Farwell and William Young and many great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, and his wife, Helen, William was preceded in death by five brothers: Charles, Arnold, Lloyd, Jr., Clarence and David Gray. Friends are invited to call from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, followed by a funeral celebrating Bill's life at 4 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. H. Frank Showers officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Wildwood Cemetery.

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GREEN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 00, 2009;
Beverly G. Rank, 87, of Oswego, New York, formerly of Hughesville, died Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego. Born January 15, 1921, in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Chalkey and Carmen Crossley Green. Her husband of 59 years, Vernon E. Rank, preceded her in death on May 21, 1999. Surviving are a daughter, Deborah (Robert) Owens of Sebring, Florida; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
  In addition to her husband, Beverly was preceded in death by two sons, Jeffrey and Michael Rank; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Christ United Methodist Church, 148 S. Main St., Hughesville, with the Rev. G. Edward Corcelius officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

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GREEVY -

Williamsport Grit, Nov. 26, 1939;
Mrs. Clara W. Greevy, 57, prominent church and civic worker, widow of Charles F. Greevy, died Thursday at her home, 406 Washington Boulevard. Mrs. Greevy occupied the third floor of the Greedy residence, which for some time has been the headquarters of the state motor police. She was prominent in politics and served on the county Democratic executive committee for a number of years until a year ago when she resigned. She had served as president of the Williamsport Women's Democratic Club. She was a member of the Civic Club for more than 15 years and was active in its program as chairman of several different committees and a member of the executive board. She was the first president of the auxiliary of the local Elks' lodge and was a former president of the Lycoming County Mothers' Assistance Board, Mrs. Greevy was active in parent-teacher association work and served as president of the Penn School P.T.A., then the Curtin P.T. A., and later the senior high school P. T. A. She was an active member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church taking part in all the women's activities, and was an officer of the Ladies' Auxiliary. At the time of her death she was a leader of Circle No. 3 of the auxiliary. Her interest in school programs carried on to Dickinson College. When the Dickinson chapter of Theta Chi, national social fraternity, organized a mothers' club, she was chosen president and has been re-elected each year. A son, Lester, is s student at Dickinson now. Charles, a graduate of Dickinson, is an attorney here. Surviving are the two sons: a daughter, Mrs. O. J. Finster, and three brothers, Fred W. Tepel and John J. Tepel, of this city, and William Tepel, of Philadelphia. Services will be held in the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, with the pastor the Rev. Henry M. Strub, officiating. Pallbearers will be members of the state motor police. Friends may call at the church from 1 o'clock until the hour of the funeral. All relatives of the deceased are asked to meet at the Noll funeral home before 2 o'clock this afternoon. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

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GRIGGS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 19, 2009;
Barbara Ann (Griggs) Kepner, 65, of Hughesville, passed away at her home on Sat., Jan. 17, 2009. She is survived by one son, Michael W. Kepner of Hughesville and predeceased by her husband, John W. "Butch" Kepner, and her parents. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of her family. McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville, is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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GRISWOLD -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 21, 2009;
John H. Griswold, 71, of Roaring Branch, PA (McNett Twp) went home in God's care on Monday evening, January 19, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. John was born on April 22, 1937 in Bradford County, PA, a son of the late Paul W. and Esther (Vermilya) Griswold. After graduating from Canton High School in 1955, John attended Cincinnati Bible College. He later served in the United States Army. John enjoyed his work in the real estate business for many years until retiring in 1994. On Nov. 11, 1983, he married the former Ann M. Toth-Wilcox in Elmira Heights, NY. Times spent with his family were most important in John's life and he was a wonderfully supportive husband, father and grandfather. He was an active member of the Grover Church of Christ and was instrumental in the church's Dial A Prayer support program. John was happiest just being outdoors, whether it be hunting, traveling to the ocean to enjoy the beach and swim or taking scenic road trips throughout the local countryside, he loved all of God's nature. In addition to Ann, his beloved wife of 25 years, John is survived by his children, Sheila (Michael) Alford of Elkton, MD, J. Scott (Linda) Griswold of Newark, DE, Dr. Sharon (Dr. David) Theodorson of Glenside, PA and Sherri (Gerald) Drolet of Phuket, Thailand; Shari Matthew of Poughkeepsie, NY, Cheryl (Thomas) Newton of Canton, Robin (Denise) Wilson of Grover, John Jr. (Marcella) Wilcox of Monroeton and Ronald Wilcox of North Port, FL; 17 grandchildren, Sara Ruggiero, Crystle Alford, Christopher Griswold, Amanda, David Jr. and Joseph Theodorson, Kayleigh and Joe Matthew, Andrea and Nathan Newton, Shawn, John and Shane Wilson, Jessica, Melissa and Stephen Wilcox and Isaac Vance; a sister, Glenda (Dale) Avery of Hampton, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a grandson, Dennis "D.J." Wilson. Calling hours are 68 p.m. Thursday, Jan 22, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr. in Canton. The funeral and committal service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Grover Church of Christ, with his pastor, Will Strunk, officiating. A private burial will be in the Grover Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests those who wish consider a memorial in John's name to The Grover Church of Christ, P.O. Box 139 Grover, PA 17735.

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GROSS -

Williamsport Grit, Feb. 2, 1936;
Porter Gross, 57 of 777 East Third Street, died Thursday at the Williamsport. Hospital Surviving arc three brothers, Charles, Edward, and Daniel, of this city; and a sister, Miss Margaret Gross, of Philadelphia. Service were held yesterday afternoon at the Spitler funeral home, with the Rev. Samuel Sayre officiating. Burial was at the Montoursville Cemetery.

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GSTALDER -

Gazette & Bulletin, July 12, 1901, Page 5
Frances Lorreta, aged five months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Gstalder , Jr., died Wednesday evening of cholera infantum at the home of M. T. Barry in South Williamsport. Mrs. Gstalder arrived in Williamsport Sunday evening from Savannah, Ga. where they reside. Funeral arrangements will be made later, as Mr. Gstalder will not get here before today.

Gazette & Bulletin, July 15, 1901, Page 5 - The funeral of Frances Lorreto, aged five months, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Gstalder, Jr., was held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Among the out of town people who attended the funeral were: Mrs. L.(?) Barry and Miss Maggie Barry, of Farrandayville, and Mr. J. A. Barry, or Renovo.  (email contact for this family)

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GSTALDER -

Gazette & Bulletin, March 10, 1881, Page 4
In this city, on the 8th instant, of croup, Marie Therese Gstalder, daughter of Peter and Adele Gstalder, aged 6 years and 2 months. Funeral from the house on Thursday at 2 o'clock p.m., 282(?) Washington street. (email contact for this family)

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GUNDRUM -

Williamsport Grit, Nov. 26, 1939;
Howard Cundrum, 63, for more than 30 years a Reading System employee, died Monday at his home, 2110 Cummings Street. Surviving are his wife, Cora, and a son, Donald, of Newberry. Services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Spitler funeral home, with the Rev. Ira S. Sassaman officiating. Burial was in the Montoursville Cemetery.

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H - Surnames


HAAS -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
Mrs. Mary Haas, of 713 Diamond Street, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. C. Bowers, of Elmira, N. Y, after a brief illness. She was a member of the Lycoming Presbyterian Church. In addition to Mrs. Bowers, she is survived by another daughter, Helen, at home: a son, Walter. of South Williamsport: a sister, Miss Amelia Reitzel, and a brother, John, of this city. and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday.

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HAINES -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 11, 1918;
Fred Eugene Haines, of 437 Laurel street, aged 25, was drowned at the foot of Locust street on Tuesday evening. The body was recovered Wednesday evening. Mr. Haines, who could not swim went to the river alone. The finding of his clothes and bicycle led to the belief that he had been drowned. Haines had not been in the water for three or four years, and it is thought he was seized with cramps. He left his mother, one brother and one sister. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at the home on Laurel street.

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HAINES -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 11, 1918;
Funeral service for Mrs. Margaret Haines, who died at the Williamsport hospital on Thursday, will be conducted this afternoon at the United Brethren church at 2 o’clock. Mrs. Haines left sons and daughters, also nine grandchildren living.

Eldred died at the Williamsport hospital last Sunday afternoon after a short illness. Mr. Eldred was county surveyor for six terms. Funeral at the Page undertaking establishment, services were in charge of the Rev. William C. Hogg.

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Hales -

Williamsport Grit, Feb. 2, 1936;
Adrian Edward Hales, 66, died Tuesday at his home in Montoursville. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 387. Surviving are his wife; a son, Clifford Hales, of this city; a daughter. Mrs. Eugenia Smith, of Montoursville; four grandchildren, and two brothers, Elmer and Harry Hales, of Montgomery. Services were held at the Bastian-Maneval Funeral home Friday afternoon, with, the Rev. W. C. Hanning, pastor of. St Paul's Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial was at Montoursville.

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HALL -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 25 1918;
Hiram Hill died at the home of his son on Fifth street after a short illness. Funeral on Wednesday at the home of his son. Interment was held at Emerys, with services at that place.

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HAMMAKER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 7, 2009;
Raymond L. Hammaker Jr. 78, of 798 W. Edwin St., died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 at The Gatehouse Hospice following a brief illness. Ray's wife, the former Ida Mae Cohick, died on June 28, 1982. Ray was an Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of American Legion Post 1, Williamsport and the SOL Club (Son's of Liberty). Ray was a roofer for the former Gerald Hammaker Roofing, retiring after 40 years of service. He was a beloved husband and father and will be missed by all who knew him. Born Aug. 7, 1930 in Williamsport, he was the son of Raymond L. and Alberta V. Howard Hammaker. Surviving are sons, Neil G. (Patricia) of Warner Robins, Ga., and Scott E. (Debbie) of Riverside, Ohio; brother, Gerald C. (Patricia) of DuBoistown; sister, Betsy (Ronald) Potter of Roanoke, Va., and six grandchildren. Ray was predeceased by a son, Raymond L. Hammaker III and a sister, Lois Bennett. In keeping with Ray's wishes, there will be no services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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HANFORD -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 8, 2009;
Mr. James E. Hanford, 72, of 515 Hastings St., South Williamsport, died Friday, January 2, 2009. He was born August 10, 1936 at Williamsport, PA. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the First Ward Volunteer Fire Company, 573 Hastings St., South Williamsport, PA 17702. The Charles M. Noll Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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HANNER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 13, 2009;
Joseph K. Hanner, 79, formerly of Grampian Blvd., died Monday, January 12, 2009, at the Williamsport Home. He was born in Williamsport, May 9, 1929, a son of Karl W. and Dorothy K. Lambert Hanner. Joe was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, enjoyed collecting knick-knacks, traveling, and playing cards. He had been employed at Syntex Fabrics. He was an US Army veteran of the Korean War and had received the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal. His survivors include an aunt, cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was a sister Donna D. Hanner. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mr. J. Morris Smith, Permanent Deacon at Annunciation Church, officiating. Friends may call at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.

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HARRIMAN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 7, 2009;
Jeffrey Lynn Harriman, 44, of Beaver Lake Road, Hughesville, passed away Monday, January 5, 2009, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Jeff was born in Muncy, PA on March 1, 1964 and was the son of David L. and Carol A. (Sieg) Harriman. Jeff was previously employed as a cabinet maker at the former Anton-Waldman Mfg., Co. and also was employed at the Old Fort Muncy Nursery. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing, and was also a life member of the NRA. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, but his joy was spending time with his son, Nate. He is survived by his parents, Dave and Carol Harriman, his son Nathan A. Harriman, one sister, Crystal L. Harriman, and his maternal grandfather, Elmer W. Sieg, all who reside in Hughesville. He is predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Cletus W. and Dorothy Harriman, and his maternal grandmother, Lois E. Sieg. The funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Officiating the funeral service will be the Rev. Max L. Walters, Jr. McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville, is entrusted with the arrangements.

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HARRIS -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 11, 1918;
Mrs. Frank Harris, aged 43 years; died at her home on Wednesday morning, July 31, following a stroke. She left her widower and seven children.

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HARER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 3, 2009;
Charles R. "Bob" Harer, 77, of 105 Valley View Drive, Jersey Shore, went to be with the Lord Monday, March 2, 2009 at the Manor Care Health Center in Jersey Shore. Born January 10, 1932, in Jersey Shore, he was the son of Charles C. Harer and the former Virginia Decker.
  Bob was a 1949 graduate of the Jersey Shore High School and later earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tri-State College. For many years, he was the owner and operator of Harer Photo in Jersey Shore. For 20 years, he was a member of the Jersey Shore Water Authority and was a member of the Wings of Love Community Church in South Williamsport. During the Korean War, Bob served his country in the United States Army.
  Surviving are his wife, the former Joan S. Seewald; they were united in marriage April 5, 1952 in the First United Methodist Church in Jersey Shore. Also surviving are one son Robert A. Harer of Jersey Shore; two grandchildren; and one brother Ronald Harer of New York. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. There will be no public visitation. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. Rev. John Butler, his pastor, will officiate. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in his name to Southern Care, 190 Choate Circle, Suite B, Montoursville, PA 17754.

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HARMAN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 3, 2009;
Dorothy Elizabeth (Harman) Feese, 99, formerly of Duboistown, passed away peacefully at Sycamore Manor Saturday, February 28, 2009. She was born September 12, 1909, on Memorial Avenue, Williamsport, to the late Perry S. and Magnolia Mae (Flexer) Harman.
  She worked at Memorial Park and in a silk mill, before becoming a devoted homemaker.
  Dorothy was a resident of the Williamsport area her entire life. She was a lifelong member of Calvary United Methodist Church and then became affiliated with St. Paul's-Calvary United Methodist Church in recent years. She enjoyed serving and helping people throughout her life and was diligent about sending birthday cards to family, friends and church members. She was very proud of her family and always displayed many photographs of them in her home.
  Dorothy was preceded in death by her beloved husband Olof David Feese, her daughter Claire Hornberger, and her great-granddaughter Dorothy Clare Coughlin. She was also predeceased by brothers George, Ed, and Charles, and her sister Helen Oehrli. Surviving are her daughter Helen Coughlin of Jupiter, FL; her son and daughter-in-law, Lars Olaf and Deemetrice Feese of Mechanicsburg; daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy (Dottie) and Gary Dibble of Orlando, FL, and her son-in-law John Hornberger of Williamsport. Dorothy was affectionately known as "Crabby" Grammy and will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Dorothy Ann Cortese (Joseph) of Fremont, CA, Patrick Coughlin (Christine) of Alexandria, VA, Sean Coughlin (Charlene) of Redmond, WA, Craig Coughlin (Yamile) of Jupiter, FL, David Hornberger (Nancy) of Duboistown, Deborah Lord (Michael) of Montoursville, Charles Hornberger (Lisa) of Fairmont, WV, Britt Paiva of Seffner, FL, John Wool of Bushnell, FL, Michael Wool (Summer) of Seminole, FL, Diana Miller (Ken) of Tampa, FL, Demetra Luciano (Angel) of Mechanicsburg, and Lars W. Feese (Kim) of Nashville, TN. She was known as Grammy Gram by her 29 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She will also be missed by several close friends. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with Pastor Robin L. Baer of St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Friday at Sanders. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dorothy's name may be made to the American Heart Association, 613 Baltimore Drive, Suite 3, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

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HART -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 14, 2009;
Doris J. Mitteer, 86, of Montoursville and of the Hillside Assisted Living Community for the past two years, died Monday, January 12, 2009 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Born January 30, 1922 in Forksville, she was a daughter of Raymond and Ethel Baker Hart. She was the wife of Ralph Mitteer who predeceased her in 1974. Doris and Ralph liked to travel and lived several places during their Army life. Doris loved quilting and ceramics mostly, and many other crafts. She was always thinking of what she would make next for her family. She was a member of the Susquehanna Quilt Guild and a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter Beverly H. (Carl) Bennett, a son Robert J. Mitteer, five grandchildren Laura Mitteer-Peart, Melissa Mitteer-Bradley, Matthew Mitteer, Tina Schweitzer, and Corie Bennett, seven great grandchildren, three siblings Alice Huff and William Hart, both of Forksville, and Mildred Frazier of Muncy Valley. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law Roberta M. Mitteer, August 13, 2007. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with her pastor the Rev. David McCullough officiating. Burial will be held in Greenwood Cemetery, Elkland Twp. Sullivan County. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Sanders. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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HARTMAN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 12, 2009;
Clarence Bennett "Sonny" Hartman, 95, passed peacefully to eternal rest, at his home in the company of his loving family on February 10, 2009. He is survived by his beloved wife of over 57 years, Alda Cecilia Miller Hartman; four children, Clarence Barry (Bridget) Hartman of Clifton Park, NY, Elaine L. Stark of Longwood, FL, Gilbert L. (Brenda) Hartman of Lake Ozark, MO, and Stephany A. (Edward) Barris of Williamsport; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his youngest sister, Bertha Hartman Hunter of Florence, KY. Clarence was predeceased by one sister, Katherine Rockey and two brothers, Charles and Gilbert Hartman. Born August 13, 1913 to Clarence and Bertha Hartman, he was a 1933 graduate of Williamsport High School. He worked for many years on the New York Central Railroad and then the Penn-Central Railroad, retiring in 1975. He was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, serving at various times as Senior Warden, Treasurer, Vestry Member, and was the church's oldest member. A private family service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 13, 2009 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with the Rev. Shelley Baer officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Clarence's name to Heartland Hospice Services, 101 Leader Drive, Williamsport, PA 17701 .

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HARTMAN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 4, 2009;
Marion Belle Jackson, 86, formerly of Warrensville Rd., Montoursville, died Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at Valley View Nursing Center. Marion was born in Williamsport on November 26, 1922, the daughter of Mitchell and Mary McNichol Hartman. She was a graduate of Dickinson Seminary, now Lycoming College, with majors in music and business. Marion had been an executive secretary at the Williamsport Water Authority. Marion was a member of The Church of St. Ann and a volunteer at St. Anthony's Center and Montoursville Library. Surviving are a son Patrick M. Jackson and wife Stephanie of Cogan Station; four grandchildren, Jason P. Jackson and wife Melissa of Montoursville, Christopher M. Jackson and wife Melinda of Pittsburgh, Nathan J. Aderhold of Breckenridge, CO, Alex Jackson of Jersey Shore; special friends Bob and Jackie Fleisher and Harriet Peters. Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, are her husband of 39 years, Alexander W. Jackson who died in 1985 and a son Alex Jackson in 1990.
  A private family funeral service will be held on Thursday at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Paul C. Fontanella officiating. Burial will follow at Montoursville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Church of St. Ann, 1220 Northway Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Valley View Nursing Center, 2140 Warrensville Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754.

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HARTRANFT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 21, 2009;
Harry C. Hartranft, 82, of Salladasburg passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 at home. He was born Jan. 12, 1927 in Williamsport, the son of the late Andrew and Virginia Rankin Hartranft. Harry was the husband of the former Irene Confer with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy serving in the Pacific Theater. Harry was a member of the Salladasburg United Methodist Church. After 15 years as a commercial roofing contractor he went to work for the Jersey Shore Area Joint Water Authority retiring in 1992. He also was a partner in the Thomas and Hartranft Fur Company from 1973 to 1984. Some of Harry's passions were hunting, fishing, trapping, bowling and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the American Legion and PA Trapping Association, serving as director of District 7 and served as Unit Committee Chairman for Boy Scout Troop 31 for 12 years. The best way to exemplify Harry's life was the tribute he received from the Boy Scouts of America. Although he had no sons of his own in the troop he served, he was awarded the Unit Committee of the Year Award for 12 years of dedication and service to Scouting Youth. He provided transportation for scouts to attend campouts and environmental projects, served on many Courts of Honor, helped organize and run countless fundraisers and donated significant time and personal funds to promote scouting. Besides his wife Irene of 61 years, he is also survived by five sons, Andrew R. and John M. (Cindy) both of Salladasburg, Daniel L. (Susan) of S. Williamsport, James E. (Brenda) of Jersey Shore, Thomas M. of Salladasburg; two daughters, Susan L. Rummings of Jersey Shore and Trudy E. (Vincent) Stone of Chambersburg; 11 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Donald and two sisters, Evelyn Gordner and Marian Strouse. Relatives and friends are invited to Harry's Life Celebration memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Salladasburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kevin E. Brophy officiating. A receiving of friends will be from 10 until 11:30 a.m. Family will provide flowers, and in Harry's memory, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 457 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are being handled by the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home," 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore.

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HAUGH -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 20, 2009;
Robert R. "Bob" Haugh, 69, of Hughesville, died Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital. Born November 29, 1939, in Gregg Township, Centre County, he was a son of the late Clarence G. and Estella J. Baney Haugh. He and his wife, the former Leona A. Rishel, would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on April 26, 2009. Bob was a graduate of Penns Valley High School class of 1957 and served as class President for the first graduating class from Penns Valley. He graduated from Penn State University in 1967 with a degree in Agriculture Engineering and was employed with the former Sprout-Waldron's, Muncy, for over 25 years as an engineer. Bob was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church for over 40 years and was also a member of the church choir. He was currently a member of the Strawbridge Fishing Club, serving as Treasurer. Bob served as a little league baseball coach and coached multiple Fought's championships over Grange. He was also a Boy Scout leader who loved dogs and enjoyed gardening. Bob was very patriotic and had served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an Enlisted Navigator. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Lt. Col. Tim (Sherie) Haugh of Columbia, MD; two daughters, Lea Ann Hawk and Kelli Haugh, both of Hughesville; two brothers, Glenn (Esther) Haugh of Jersey Shore and Gene (Patty) Haugh of Blacksburg, VA; a sister, Betty (George) Horner of Spring Mills; and five grandchildren, Erin, Jenna and Connor Holmes and Michael and Chandler Haugh. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a sister Helen Weaver and a brother-in-law, Bob Weaver. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Bethany United Methodist Church, 113 S. Second St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Bethany P. Wood officiating and military honors accorded by combined veterans organizations. Burial will be held privately by the family. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions to the Bethany United Methodist Church.

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HAUSER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 17, 2009;
Boyd Y. Hauser, 93, formerly of Fullmer's Personal Care Home and Linden, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2009 in Lock Haven Hospital Extended Care. He was born August 6, 1915 in Woodward Twp., the son of John Hauser and Mary Gamble. Boyd was married August 22, 1940 to the late former Marguerite Getgen, who passed in December 2008. Boyd and his wife owned and operated Hauser's Garage in Linden for 60 years. He is survived by a daughter, Sheila M. Predix (Jack Davis) Reese of Endicott, NY; three grandchildren, Monica Fotinos of FL, Stephen Reese of PA, Linda (Dave) Hodges of CO., one great grandchild, Alexa Hodges, a brother, Arthur of Montoursville. He was predeceased by brothers and sisters. In keeping with Boyd's wishes his services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd " A Life Celebration Home," 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore.

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HEINEMAN -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
Charles A. Hcincman, of 508 North Grier Street, died Monday at the Williamsport Hospital one-half hour after he was admitted. Funeral services were held Thursday.

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HELLER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 2, 2009;
Paul L. Heller, 91, of 1900 Ravine Rd., died Saturday, February 28, 2009 at the Gatehouse. His wife, the former Vasta Mae Sherwood died August 18, 2005. He was born August 14, 1917 at home in Williamsport and was the son of John Monroe Heller and Vera Smith Heller.
  Paul retired from Prudential Insurance Co. as a life underwriter, and as a school bus driver for both Williamsport and Loyalsock Township School Districts. He had worked previously for Guardian Insurance in Denver, CO. as a manager. Paul was a member of Northway Presbyterian Church and a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a singer for the former Bill Sholder Band. He loved to ride horses and was active at the Williamsport Riding Club, including barrel racing. Paul served his country during WWII, both in the US Army and the US Navy. Paul is survived by his son, Paul Heller of Encinitas, CA; daughters, Paula Fullmer, living in New Hope, FL, and Hollis Rinker of Montoursville; two grandchildren; and a great granddaughter. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Paul's life at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at Northway Presbyterian Church, 1520 Northway Rd., Williamsport, with the Reverend Ken Woods-Henderson officiating. A luncheon will follow the services. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Paul's name may be made to The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA, Northway Presbyterian Church, or to the charity of your choice. Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2102 Northway Rd., Williamsport is in charge of arrangements.

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HEMPERLY -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 25 1918;
The funeral of the late Harry Hemperly took place yesterday afternoon at the family residence, 870 Park avenue, religious services being conducted by the Rev. A. M. Lutton, supply pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church during the absence of the Rev. Dr. Leonard, who in war work. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends, and the floral tributes were many and beautiful. Interment was made in East Wildwood cemetery. Mr. Hemerly was 30 years old April 19, last, and left his widow and two sons, Robert and Bruce; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Granville Hemperly, and two sisters. When he was a youth of 17 years he entered the employ of the Williamsport Wire Rope company as an office boy, and had remained with that company since that time, steadily rising in position until he filled very important places in the office, of the firm, whose confidence he enjoyed to the fullest extent. He had a very wide acquaintance in the business world, and the day after his death last Wednesday - telegrams of condolences began to arrive, some from points far distant as the Pacific slope. Early in life Mr. Hemperly became a member of St. Paul's Lutheran congregation and he was one of the active members of church, liberally supporting and zealously advancing its many undertakings.

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HERRITT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 15, 2009;
Betty L. Douty, 86, of 321 Pine St., Jersey Shore, died Tuesday evening, January 13, 2009 in the Jersey Shore Hospital. Born October 14, 1922 in Jersey Shore, she was the daughter of Leonard J. Herritt and the former Ida Winters. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Ernest E. Douty, February 13, 1995; they were united in marriage December 21, 1941. From 1976-1992, she and her husband Gene were the owners of the E.U. Scherer Inc. For many years, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jersey Shore. Betty was a Past Worthy Matron and District Deputy, Order of Amaranth Tiadaghton Court #136. Surviving are a son James H. (Kathy) Douty of Jersey Shore; one daughter Gene Louise (John) Fisher of Bokeelia, FL; two grandchildren, Tami and Steve Torrey; and one brother L. James (Laverne) Herritt of Jamestown, NY. Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family.
  Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore is in charge of arrangements.

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HERRITT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 29, 2009;
Mary S. Robison, 67, of Cement Dr., Jersey Shore, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital, with her loving husband and family by her side. She was born October 26, 1941 in Jersey Shore, the daughter of Herman and Faye Campbell Herritt. Mary was the wife of Robert G. Robison with whom she shared 46 years of marriage. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church. Mary retired in 2005 from the Jersey Shore School District, after 21 years as the Food Service Director. Mary was a member of the DAR, past president of the Jersey Shore Lioness and a member of the St. Catherine Guild. She spent time antiquing, gardening, sewing, quilting, baking and cooking. But she most enjoyed, spending time with her family. Surviving besides her husband Robert are her children, Terry M. (Thomas) Packard, Tobey M. Robison, Joseph C. Robison, all of Jersey Shore, Lucinda M. Robison of James City and Tina M. (Jeffery) Coberly of Jersey Shore; 11 grandchildren, five great grandchildren; a brother, Larry Herritt of Georgia, a sister, Barbara Walker of Jersey Shore. She was predeceased by a sister, Nancy Herritt, four brothers, Jack, Dale, Michael and David. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church.
  Relatives and friends are invited to Mary's Life Celebration, beginning with a visitation Sunday from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd "A Life Celebration Home," 1002 Allegheny St. and from 10 until 11 a.m. Monday, February 2, 2009 at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 174 Mount Pleasant Ave., Jersey Shore. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church, with Rev. Veronica Donohue Chappell officiating. Burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

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HESS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 15, 2009;
HESS - Dr. Doris E. Hess of Asheville, NC and formerly of Hughesville and New York, NY, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer.
  Doris was born August 7, 1924, the daughter of George M. Hess Sr. and Susan Margaret Swank Hess. She graduated from Hughesville High School in 1942; her life-time work was in communications, beginning with journalism in high school. She started her career at the Hughesville Mail, Muncy Luminary and the Williamsport Sun. She graduated from Asbury College; "Cum Laude" in 1949, and received her MA and Ph.D., from Syracuse University.
  Doris served as a missionary in the Philippines for nine years. She organized a central literature office for Methodists and was active in ecumenical work with the National Council of churches in the Philippines. She served as a Philippines correspondent and field treasurer for women's work between 1957 and 1961. In 1961, she was appointed consultant for a new international program with the Methodist Board of Missions in New York. She has traveled to more than sixty countries, covering advisory work for church publishing centers, literacy programs and training in mass communications. She represented the Methodist Church in the U.S.A. as the only woman member of the Christian Literature Fund Committee, a global agency with ecumenical literature responsibilities. She retired as assistant secretary for functional ministries of the General Board of Global Ministries. In 1992, she was admitted to the Hughesville High School Academic Hall of Fame. During her retirement in Asheville, NC, she volunteered for the Asheville Police Department and in the Brooks Howell Library. Doris was predeceased by brothers George Jr., W. Robert, C. Max, and James R. Hess. She is survived by her brother Barry W. (Polly) and sisters-in-laws, Audrey, Esther, Carlene, and Ann and numerous nieces and nephews. Doris is a member of Christ's United Methodist Church in Hughesville. A memorial service will be held in the Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2009. The Rev. G. Edward Corcelius will officiate the service. A luncheon will be held after the service in the Methodist Social Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Christ's United Methodist Organ Fund or the Hughesville Area Library would be appreciated. McCartyThomas Funeral Home, Hughesville, is in charge of the arrangements.

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HESS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 30, 2009;
Laura Mae (Hess) Beavens, 86, formerly of Mohnton, died on January 28, 2009 at Somerset Hospital in Somerset, PA. She was the widow of Paul L. Beavens Sr. who died on March 5, 2007. Born in Renovo, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Blanch (McGonigal) Hess. She was a one time employee of the former Little Creek Mills in Mohnton, where she worked as a Stocking Paerer. Surviving are: three children, Paul L. Beavens, Jr. of Mohnton, Kathleen L. (Beavens), wife of Wayne Lear of Meyersdale, PA, Janice L. (Beavens), wife of Glen Yeager of Sinking Spring; granddaughter Amanda Beth Yeager of Sinking Spring; brothers, Raymond Hess of Oval, PA and James Hess of Milhall, PA; sisters, Betty Kibbe of Williamsport, PA and Mary Fleisher of Renovo, PA. Also survived by special nieces and nephews.
  Predeceased by brothers, Eugene and Donald Hess and sister, Eileen Van Dyke. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her funeral service on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Giles & Yeckley Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc., 21 Chestnut St., Mohnton, with Pastor Merritt Hole, officiating. Interment will be in Wyomissing Cemetery, Gouglersville. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her memory to: Maranatha Baptist Church, 25 Gaul Road, Sinking Spring, PA 19608.

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HILKERT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 9, 2009;
Helen Hilkert DeHart, 85, of 304 Lakeside Drive, Lewisburg, died early Sunday morning, February 8, 2009 at her home. A native of Union County, she was born in West Milton, July 23, 1923, a daughter of the late John H. and Sarah (Paige) Hilkert. She was married to William I. DeHart for 51 years, until his death in 1993. Helen graduated from the Milton High School, with the class of 1941. A business person, Helen was active in the family business, W.A. DeHart, Inc., New Columbia, for over 40 years. Helen was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Milton, enjoyed spending time with her family and was a devoted grandmother.
  Surviving are a daughter Andra DeHart Robbins and her husband Jon of Montoursville; two granddaughters and their husbands, Amy D. and Charles H. Woodcock and Andra D. and Ronald Giles; two grandsons and their wives, Eli K. and Kathryn DeHart and Christian C. and Lori Trate; one great-granddaughter; seven great-grandsons; a sister Mary Benfer of Lewisburg; and a daughter-in-law Mary Z. DeHart. Besides her husband, William, Helen was preceded in death by a son Max W. DeHart in 2003; three brothers, George Hilkert, Lee Hilkert and Ernest Hilkert; and four sisters, Gladys Shreck, Miriam Clouser, June Weiner and Jean Johnson. Friends and relatives will be received Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Market and Eighth Streets, Lewisburg. Burial services will be private. The family will provide the flowers and asks that donations in Helen's name be made to either the Milton Public Library, 23 S. Front St., Milton, PA 17847 or to the Evangelical Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Funeral arrangements are by the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

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HILL -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 26, 2009;
David E. "Dave" Hill, Sr., 69, husband of Virginia A. (Smith) Hill, of 174 Becca's Path, Jersey Shore, passed away at home, Wednesday, February 25, 2009. Born in South Williamsport on December 1, 1939, he was the son of the late Walter J. Hill and Frances E. (Bower) Hill of Jersey Shore. Dave was a baker for Stroehmann's Bakery of Williamsport for 27 years, retiring in 1989 and was a school bus driver for Marden's Inc. for the past 10 years. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Dave enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman.
  Along with his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Fye of Jersey Shore and Pam Kurtz of Williamsport; two sons, David E. Hill, Jr. of Montgomery and Doug Hill of Williamsport; and two grandchildren. Dave was predeceased by a sister Kaye Hill. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Wayne P. Urbine Funeral Home, Inc., 408 S. Main St., Jersey Shore, PA.

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HILL -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 7, 2009;
Marlene R. Hillyard, 69, of 24 Lincoln St., Avis, died Thursday, March 5, 2009. Her five-year battle with cancer ended at the Gatehouse in Williamsport surrounded by family and friends. Marlene was born Aug. 13, 1939 in Lock Haven, the daughter of the late Lee Preston Hill and Martha Casher Hill. She is survived by her loving husband Carl, with whom she shared 52 years. They were united in marriage Dec. 28, 1956 in Jersey Shore. Marlene attended the Jersey Shore High School and was a graduate of the Lock Haven University. She worked for the Jersey Shore School District as a substitute teacher for many years. She retired from Regscan in 2001. Marlene was a member of the Mountain View Church of the Christian & Missionary Alliance in Jersey Shore. Marlene is the mother of three children, daughter Penny L. Hillyard of Jersey Shore, a son Richie D. Hillyard of Jersey Shore, and her daughter Stephanie L. (Matthew D.) Carey of Montoursville. Marlene has seven grandchildren, Nathan (Tina) Helminiak of Dover, Pa. Jeremy Hillyard at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Ethan Carey at the College of New Jersey, Benjamin and Jacob Carey of Montoursville and Bryce Hillyard of Jersey Shore. Marlene has four siblings, Nina Simcox of Jersey Shore, Roger S. Hill of Avis, Brett P. (Tammy) Hill of Avis and Barry D. (Brenda) Hill of South Williamsport. Also her brother and sister in law Clarence and Joey Hillyard of Jersey Shore. Also surviving is an aunt Mary Schreckengast of Williamsport. Marlene had many intrests, but none dearer to her heart than her family, and her faithful service to her church. Over the years, she taught several Sunday School classes and was the Missions Director of her church. She enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren grow and pursue life. Her family will miss her motivation in organizing fun-filled family gatherings, as well as her news reports that were the backbone of her family's Website. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 11 a.m. in The Mountain View Church of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, 1515 Cemetery St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday evening in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, and also from 10 a.m. Tuesday until time of services in the church. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Grimes her pastor will officiate.

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HILL -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 9, 2009;
Ruth A. Anstadt, 88, formerly of 26 Green St., Muncy, entered into the Lord's presence on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009. Born Dec. 24, 1920 in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late William and Nora (Smith) Hill. Ruth was a graduate of Muncy High School. On May 9, 1941, she married Arthur L. Anstadt, who preceded her in death on May 13, 2002, after 61 years of marriage. A devoted member of Grace Baptist Church in Muncy, Ruth enjoyed Bible study, both in and out of church. Her favorite pastimes included flower gardening, cooking and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was known by all as a woman with a big heart. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, June E. and William B. Eck of Muncy and Janice M. and Mark E. Coleman of Hanover Park, IL; six grandchildren, William Eck, Jr. of Hughesville, Melissa (Charles) Ferringer and Vikki (Ernest) Burrows, all of Muncy, Bethany (Brian) Lievens of Delavan, WI, Lydia (Nick) Ng of Greenville, SC and Charis Coleman of Hanover Park, IL; 11 great-grandchildren, Melanie Stewart, Cory Charles, William Eck III, Charles Ferringer, Jr., Meeghan and Irelynn Ferringer, Dakota and Molly Burrows, Anna and Nora Lievens and Kody Ng; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Grace Baptist Church, 5471 Clarkstown Road, Muncy, officiated by Pastor Charles E. Teffeteller. Burial will be in Muncy Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to Grace Baptist Church, 5471 Clarkstown Road, Muncy, PA 17756.

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HOHMAN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 7, 2009;
HOHMAN - Barry William Hohman, 65, of 344 Percy St., South Williamsport, PA, Lycoming County, died Friday, January 2, 2009 at 12:30 a.m., after failing health for the past three years, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, with whom he has resided for the past 13 months. He was born March 27, 1943 in Huntingdon, PA, to the late Marion "Red" Edward and Eleanor Jeannette (Fisher) Hohman. In addition to his son Barry William "Butch" Hohman Jr. and his wife Annmarie with whom he resided, he is also survived by a son Steve and his wife Mary of Vass, NC, a daughter Michelle Cordova of Wake Forest, NC, a daughter Heather Matlack and her husband Richard of Middletown, MD, a son William "Bill" of South Williamsport, a son Jeremy and his wife Tracey of Fort Meade, MD, a son Jonathan of Williamsport and a daughter Jessica of South Williamsport. Also surviving are the following grandchildren: Steven, Breeanna, Nicholas, Erika, Stephanie, Cynthia, Antonio, Valentina, Kelli, Erin, Makayla and Brianna.
  In addition, a sister Constance "Connie" Linsenbigler and her husband James "Jim" and a niece Holly J. Wood and her husband Dennis and two great nieces Emily and Madison Wood of Huntingdon, also survive. Barry retired after working for a long number of years for Bethlehem Steel, Stroehman's, Owens Corning Fiberglas, Wire Rope Grummen Inc. and most recently for Lunaire. He was a member of the Door Fellowship Church. He was an Eagle Scout, enjoyed sports, as a player, coach and an observer, enjoyed playing cards, most of all, with his children and his grandchildren, golfing, bowling, fishing and hunting. He graduated with the Juniata Valley High School Class of 1961 and attended Shippensburg University. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Prior to moving with his son and his family, he had been a resident of the Williamsport area for over 30 years. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 2009 at the Cutright Funeral Homes-Smithfield Chapel, 313 Fairgrounds Road, Huntingdon, PA 16652, with the Rev. Rick Klotz officiating. Interment was held at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Petersburg, PA. Memorial contributions in Barry William Hohman's memory may be made to Susquehanna Cancer Center, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Cutright Funeral Homes-Smithfield Chapel, 313 Fairgrounds Road, Huntingdon, PA 16652.

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HOOPERT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 12, 2009;
Caroline M. Phillips, 75, of Dauphin, passed away Monday, February 9, 2009 in Community General Osteopathic Hospital. She was the wife of the late Arthur L. Phillips and daughter of the late George Hoopert. She is survived by two daughters, Kelly Robbins and Debra Phillips, both of Dauphin; three sons, Dale Phillips of Dauphin, Arthur L. Phillips, Jr., and Brian Phillips, both of Williamsport; a sister, Phyllis George of Harrisburg; a sister-in-law, Janet Longacre and family of Dauphin; three granddaughters; three grandsons; and eight great grandchildren. She was a member of the Sunshine Seniors and Garden Club, both of Dauphin and the Red Hat Ladies Society. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2009 in Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry St., Harrisburg. Burial will be held Monday, February 16, 2009 at Wildwood Cemetery in Williamsport, PA. Viewing will be held at 1 p.m. to the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Autism Association.

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HOOVER -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 18, 1918;
Word has been received in this city of the death of Mrs. Harriet V. Hoover, of Chicago, who was well known in this city. Mrs. Hoover died in Warren while visiting her son, Allen. The body was taken to Chicago for burial. She was the sister of Mrs. E. A. Page and the late Mrs. A. B. Neyhart, of this city.

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HOPLER -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 25 1918;
Katherine, the 15-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Basil Hopfer, of Walnut street, died early Friday morning. Funeral this afternoon at the house at 2 o'clock.

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HORN -

Gazette & Bulletin, September 28, 1880, Page 1
Colonel A. Van Horn , well known in this city, of which he was formerly a resident, died at Sunbury last night.

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HORN -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
Mrs. Lulu Williamson Horn, widow of Dr. E. E. Horn, of 905 West Third Street, died Thursday at her home after a brief illness. She is survived by two daughters, Margaret, a teacher at the Roosevelt Junior High School, and Mrs. C. E. Carson, of this city; three sisters, Mrs. I. R Wolfe, of Bloomsburg: Mrs. Florence M. Metzger, of Chester, and Mrs. A. R. Gilmore, of Augusta, Ga.; two brothers, Dr. C. W. Williamson, of this city, and F. P. Williamson, of California, and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. today at the home. The Rev. Francis Davis, of Trinity Episcopal Church, where she was a member will officiate.

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HORNBERGER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 18, 2009;
HORNBERGER - Lois A. Lehman, 73, of 39 East Bellview Street, Cogan Station, died Saturday, January 17, 2009 at her home. Lois and her husband, Clyde W. "Bill" Lehman, observed their 54th wedding anniversary on March 27, 2008. Lois retired from GTE Sylvania after more than 20 years of service. Lois was a member of Fairlawn Community Church and was very active with the church and food band and was a devoted mother and grandmother. Born February 18, 1935 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Foster J. and Violet J. Hensler Hornberger. Surviving in addition to her husband, are a son, Gary W. of Williamsport; daughter, Robin D. (Jim) Fink of Cogan Station; sister, C. Evelyn Sotack of Redondo Beach, CA; three grandsons, a granddaughter and two great grandsons. Lois was predeceased by three sisters and a brother.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church, 353 Pleasant Hill Road, Cogan Station, with Rev. Daniel Lepley officiating. Burial will be in State Road Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Knight-Confers, 1914 Memorial Ave. The family suggests memorial contributions to Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd. or the American Heart Association, local chapter, 1704 Warren Avenue.

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HOUSEKNECHT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 2, 2009;
Mildred I. Bartlow, 98, of 28 W. Water St., Muncy, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009 at the Gatehouse in Williamsport. Born in Lairdsville on Dec. 21, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Hiram and Amanda Catherine (Craig) Houseknecht. On Nov. 18, 1939, she married Wilbur Abram Bartlow in Ashland. Together they celebrated 65 years of marriage until his death on Nov. 14, 2005. She was a 1930 graduate of Hughesville High School. Mildred was a member of First United Methodist Church, Muncy. Surviving are nieces and nephews and beloved neighbors, George and Helen Lundy. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5 at Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. Officiating will be her pastor, Rev. Michael R. Gardy. Burial will follow in Lairdsville Cemetery.

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HOUSER -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 18, 1918;
The funeral of Mrs. Frank Houser took place Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. A. Haserick, of 453 George street, south Williamsport.

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HOUSER -

Williamsport Grit, Nov. 26, 1939;
Lawrence N. Houser, 43, died last Sunday at his home, 10 Seventh Street. He was an employee of the Lycoming Manufacturing Company and a veteran of the World War. Surviving are his mother, Agnes M. Houser, with whom he resided; a brother, Harold M., of Oakland, N. J.: three sisters, Mrs. C. Stanley Boyer and Mrs. L. C. Sweely, of this city, and Mrs. Mark Gruell, of Hollywood, Cal. Services were held at the Maneval funeral home, Wednesday afternoon, with the Rev. L. G. Shannon, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery.

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HOUTZ -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 18, 2009;
Jesse T. (Wheelz) Houtz, 36, a resident of 683 Gap Road, Allenwood, passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 in the Williamsport Hospital. Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, March 17, 1972, he was the son of the late Marlin Houtz and Mary (Fisher) Houtz who survives him of Williamsport. He was the husband of Heather D. (Dunkleberger) Houtz with whom he celebrated a 14th wedding anniversary on May 9, 2008.
  Jesse was a 1990 graduate of Montgomery High School and received an associate degree in accounting from the Newport Business Institute. He attended the Elimsport United Methodist Church. Jesse was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his wife and mother, Jesse is survived by three daughters, Alexandrea Houtz; Christian Houtz; Natasha Houtz; one brother, James D. Houtz, Middleburg; one sister, Jennifer Miller, Milton ; his maternal grandfather, Harold Fisher, Muncy; his aunt, Carol Voneida, Allenwood; his uncle, Edward Fisher, Mulberry, IN. He is also survived by several other aunts and uncles, two nieces, six nephews and two great-nephews. Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy at 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 with Michael A. Hill, his pastor, officiating. Friends may call on Tuesday from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Jesse Houtz Memorial Fund, 683 Gap Road, Allenwood, PA 17810.

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HUFFMAN -

Williamsport Grit, Nov. 26, 1939;
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon for John E. D. Huffman, 69. one of the leading business men in Williamsport, who died unexpectedly Friday evening at his home, 605. West Fourth Street Apparently the victim of a heart attack. Mr. Huffman gave no indication of poor health the day of his death, but dined with his family in the evening after spending the day engineering construction work on the Park Hotel site. A native of Williamsport, he was a member of the W. H. C. Huffman Sons' contracting and building firm which his father had organized in 1870 and with which he had always been associated. The Huffman firm erected some of the largest buildings in the city. Mr. Huffman was a director of the Williamsport School District for almost ten years. He was chairman of the buildings and grounds committee virtually all that time. His position on the school board was of paramount importance because it was during his chairmanship that the Williamsport School District undertook the erection of the Andrew G. Curtin Junior High School, the Theodore Roosevelt Junior High School, and proposed construction of the Thaddeus Stevens Junior High School and an annex for the Lincoln School, After the expiration of his term, Mr. Huffman took great pride in designing and constructing the Stevens Junior High School. He was appointed to the board Dec. 12. 1918 to fill a vacancy and was elected to the position the next year. Re-elected to the board in 1925, he served until Nov. 8. 1928, when he presented his resignation. It was accepted "with regrets." He was president of the Williamsport Hotels Company; president of the zoning board; a life member of Lodge No. 106, F. and A. M., and a member of Baldwin II Commandery, Knights Templar. He was active as a member of the Mulberry Street Methodist Church and a member of the omcia1 board of the church. He is survived by his wife, Josephine; three daughters, Josephine and Ann, at home, and Mrs. A. L. Sizemore, of San Pedro, Cal.: two sons. William H. C. Huffman, of this city, and Ralph S. Huffman, of New York City and a brother, Alfred D. Huffman, of this city.

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HULIHAN -

Williamsport Grit, Nov. 26, 1939;
William F. Hulihan, 61, senior captain of the Williamsport Fire Department, died Thursday at his home, 820 Second Street. Capt. Hulihan commanded Engine Company No. 3. located on Campbell; Street. at Second Street. He took charge there Aug. 1, 1917. He entered the department Oct. 1, 1910 as a driver. A skillful fire-fighter, Capt. Hulihan helped combat some of Williamsport's largest fires. He was enroute to a false alarm in 1037, when his truck skidded at West Third and Grier Streets end he was injured. Although he had been on duty since that time, his period of impaired health dated from that experience. Surviving are his wife; two daughters. Ann and Margaret, at home: a son William, of Paterson, N.J.: a sister, Mrs. Joseph Welshans, and two brothers, Frank, of New York City, and Edward, of Williamsport R.D. Services will be held at 8:30 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Sanson funeral home, with requiem mass at the Church of the Annunciation at 930 o'clock. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening. Members of the Holy Name Society are requested to meet at 8 o'clock this evening at the funeral home to recite the rosary.

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HULING -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 1, 2009;
Porter "Pete" Brown Huling Jr., 94, of Morehead City, N.C., died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. He was a retired employee of Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, N.C. and Duke Medical Center, Durham, N.C. Mr. Huling was a direct descendant of Major John Huling, a Revolutionary War patriot, who received 187 pounds and a 400 acre land grant near the present Williamsport, Pa for his service during the Revolution. He was also a direct descendant of Michael Ross Huling, who married Major Huling's daughter, and founded Williamsport, Pa. Porter B. Huling Jr. served as an Intelligence Agent during World War II in the United States Army until Dec. 2, 1945 and as a Reserve Commissioned Officer until Dec. 5, 1952. Survivors include his wife of 55 years Billie Jean Huling of Morehead City, N.C., sons, Robin C. Huling of Emerald Isle, N.C., Michael Ross Huling of Greensboro, N.C., one niece and four nephews. His parents, Porter B. Huling Sr. and Lulu Pratt Huling, and sister, Margaret Huling Wilson preceded him in death.
  A memorial service with Military Honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3 at First Presbyterian Church, Morehead City, N.C., with the pastor, the Rev. Timothy J. Havlicek officiating. The family will receive friends at the church parlor following the service.
  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church Outreach Ministry, 1604 Arendell St., Morehead City, N.C. 28557. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Morehead City, North Carolina.

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HULSIZER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 5, 2009;
Edgar A. Hulsizer, 94, of Montoursville, died Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville. He was born October 18, 1914 in Montgomery, the son of the late William C. and Ivy I. (Hall) Hulsizer. Edgar was preceded in death by his wife, the former Elaine Wilson on May 26, 1986. He worked for many years at Curtis-Wright Aircraft Corp., in Buffalo, NY. He was a member of Trinity Assembly of God, Montoursville.
  Surviving are one brother William C. Hulsizer of Las Vegas, NV; and two sisters, Marvine Alpine of Hughesville and Maxine Gallagher of Williamsport. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 14, 2009 at Trinity Assembly of God Church, 332 N. Loyalsock Ave., Montoursville, with Rev. Jonathan Baker officiating. There will be a luncheon in the church, following the memorial service. Private interment will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to Trinity Assembly of God Church. Arrangements by Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., Williamsport.

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Gazette & Bulletin, January 17, 1884, Page 4
Brief Sketch of the Life and Public Services of Edward F. Hunt.

Mr. Edward F. Hunt , who died at his residence, No. 24 Louisa street, yesterday, was born in Auburn, N.Y , June 13, 1819. In early life he learned the trade of a painter, which he followed for some time. Soon after the invention of telegraphy and the establishment of the first line between Washington and Baltimore, he learned the art of telegraphing in Washington city.  From there he went to Philadelphia, where he remained for nine years as operator for the stock exchange.  About 1856 he came to Williamsport and located here.

Being of a literary turn of mind he devoted some attention to the pursuit of letters and frequently contributed to the local press.  Soon after the breaking out of the war he removed to Washington again, where he was given an appointment in the war department, and being an expert telegraph operator, was soon assigned to the position of operator in the war office, which he filled to the entire satisfaction of Secretary Stanton.  The position was one of great responsibility, as he was entrusted with many of the important secrets of the war, as they passed through his hands and over the military telegraph lines.  It was while serving the government in this capacity that he became acquainted with many of the distinguished military men of that time, as well as senators and congressmen, and he could relate interesting reminiscences by the hour of the leading actors in that great drama.  At the close of the war he returned to Williamsport sometime in 1863 and accepted a position as chief telegraph operator under George Webb, who was then superintendent of the Catawissa railroad.  This he continued to fill up to about three years ago, when declining health admonished him to resign.  For some time past he has seldom been seen upon the streets, and his face has been missed by many.  He was a gentleman of an exceedingly social disposition, and being possessed of a rich fund of information relating to public men and measures, and well read, his conversation was always instructive as well as interesting.

Mr. Hunt leaves a wife and six children, four sons and two daughters, all of whom are here, excepting one son, who resides in Cincinnati.  The funeral will probably take place Friday afternoon.   (email contact for this family)

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HUNTER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 29, 2009;
Bruce Randolph Hunter, 51, was killed last Tuesday, January 20, 2009 in Germany. While riding home from work on his bicycle, he was struck and killed instantly by a motorist blinded by the sun. He leaves behind a wife Carol Gernon Hunter, and daughters Rachel (13) and Miriam Rose (16). Bruce was the son of the late Miriam Lesher Hunter and David Hunter. A 1975 graduate of Williamsport Area High School, he also graduated from Gettysburg College and attended Gettysburg Seminary. He received his masters in vocal performance from Indiana University at Bloomington, IN. Awarded a vocal scholarship to Bayreuth Germany, he and his wife moved to Germany in 1990, where he was subsequently hired by the Darmstadt Opera Company and has been working ever since. In addition, he performed at churches and cathedrals throughout Europe as a member of the Die Botschafter ("The Amabsadors"). He was a man of prodigious talent and uncommon compassion. An avid bicyclist and very active in his church, Bruce also played piano and guitar, was an excellent cook, sculptor, gardener, handyman, and landscaper. The mass he composed will be performed at his funeral in Germany.
  Bruce is also survived by brother Timothy Hunter of Lumberton, NJ and sister Karen Hunter of Frederick, MD, two nieces, two nephews, an uncle, two aunts, and many cousins. Memorial donations to his daughters' college fund can be sent to St. John's Lutheran Church, PO Box 226, Northumberland, PA 17857.

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HUYETT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 24, 2009;
Sara Jane Summers, 55, of Picture Rocks, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at her home. Born Oct. 17, 1953, in Berks County, she was a daughter of Charles L. Huyett and the late Sara J. Deeds Huyett. She and her husband, Luther A. Summers, would have celebrated 37 years of marriage on April 7, 2009. Sara retired from the State Correctional Institute, Muncy, in November 2007, after having worked there for 17 years. She was also employed part time with Weis Markets, Muncy. Sara was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge 2222 and a social member of the American Legion, Muncy. She was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed crocheting, shooting pool, listening to music and spending time with her family. Surviving, in addition to her father and husband, are a son, John L. (Karen) Summers of Hughesville; two daughters, Lisa A. (Kevin) Dyer of Watsontown and Martha J. Yagel of Picture Rocks; a brother, Charles (Gabby) Huyett Jr. of Birdsboro; four grandchildren, Michelle Dyer, Mary Dyer, Kayla Yagel and Tyler Davis; and several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. Burial will be held privately in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Susquehanna Home Health Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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JACCKEL -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27, 1918;
Mrs. William Jacckel, formerly, Miss Louisa Lenze, of Williamsport, died this past week at her home at Buffalo, N.Y., of pleuro-pneumonia, aged 24 years. She left her husband and 15 month old son, and sisters and brothers, of whom John and Gustave are in the service in France. Interment was made at Pine Hill Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y.

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JEEVES -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 3, 2009;
Mary K. Jeeves, 101, died February 2, 2009 at The Williamsport Home. She was born August 15, 1907, the daughter of Henry S. Jeeves and Anna Gage Jeeves. She was a lifelong resident of Williamsport, having graduated from Williamsport High School, Class of 1925 and Wilson College, Class of 1929. She taught at Cochran Elementary and Curtin Middle School for 41 years, inspiring countless students over her teaching career. She was a lifetime member of Covenant-Central Presbyterian Church, having served as a member of Session and as a Deacon. She also taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and was active in the church Women's Organization. After retiring from teaching, she helped in the church office and served as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and at the Williamsport Hospital. She had been a longtime member of the Williamsport Women's Club. She is survived by several cousins, including William Gage, Norman Gage, Rees Daneker, Shirley Vandegrift, Nancy Biichle and cousins in England and Canada. She also had many good friends, among them, Bertha Ritter and Martin Flayhart.
  In keeping with her longstanding wishes, her remains were donated to Humanity Gifts. A memorial service will be announced for a later date. Donations in her memory may be made as desired to the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are in the care of the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

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JOHNSON -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 25, 2009;
Hazel B. Poust, 99, of Bellefonte, died Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at the Centre Crest Nursing Facility. Born January 3, 1910, in Columbia County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph C. and Laura A. Kressler Johnson. Her husband of 48 years, Rolland D. Poust, preceded her in death on January 13, 1978. Hazel was a member of the Friends Church, Hughesville and was active in the children's department of the Sunday school. Surviving are two daughters, Doris J. Partridge of Milesburg and H. Patricia (J. Loyd) Pugh of Fancy Gap, VA; three grandchildren, J. Rolland Pugh of Winston Salem, NC, Rhea Kafer of York and Laurie Moon of Cary NC; and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Hazel was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Barbara Mosch officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions to any of the following: Centre Crest Nursing Facility, 502 E. Howard St., Bellefonte, PA 16823; Milesburg Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 837, Milesburg, PA 16853.

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JONAS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 2, 2009;
JONAS - Harry W. Jonas, 100, formerly of Cogan Station and the Presbyterian Home in Williamsport, died Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at Sycamore Manor. He was preceded in death by his wife, Estelle M. (Ash) Jonas, on October 23, 1993, a sister Lillian P. Sullivan, and brother Owen L. Jonas. Born September 8, 1908, in Williamsport, he was the son of Harry and Florence Harding Jonas. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, and had served as a medic during WWII. He retired from Bethlehem Steel. Harry was a member of the Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church and sang in the church choir. He was also a member of the Heshbon Park and Hepburn Lycoming Senior Citizens. He was a member of Lodge #397 F&AM, the Williamsport Consistory, and sang in the Consistory Choir. Surviving are a son, Edwin P. Jonas of Mountain Top, and a sister Betty M. Sciutto of Allenwood; seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, with his pastor, the Rev. Dr. William J. Younger officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Sanders.
  Memorial contributions in Harry's name may be made to Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church, 656 West Creek Road, Cogan Station PA 17728.

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KAUFMAN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 27, 2009;
Thelma J. Kaufman, 79, of 1328 Jordan Ave., Montoursville, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at her residence. She was born July 26, 1929 in Montoursville, a daughter of Sheridan and Carrie Wesley Kaufman. Thelma graduated from Montoursville High School in 1948 and had worked for the former Carey-McFall Co., Montoursville and for the former Commonwealth Bank. She was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church, enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and played on the women's baseball team. She was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters. Thelma is survived by nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2009 at the Montoursville Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. J. Jeffrey Zetto officiating. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Susquehanna Hospice, c/o Providence Health System Foundation, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

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KUHNS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 25, 2009;
John S. Kuhns, 69 of Belfast, NY, passed away at the Highland Hospital, NY. Born August 26, 1939 in Lewisburg, he was the son of the late John and Ethel Kuhns. He and his wife Ester Kuhns shared 13 years of marriage. John was self employed. He was a loving husband, father and Pappy. Surviving in addition to his wife, are one son John S.T. (Tina); two daughters, Darlene S. Phillips (Calvin), Charlene L. Huff (LeRoy A.); seven stepchildren; 17 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; 13 step grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. at Greenview Alliance Church, 1955 Warrensville Road., Montoursville. Graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.

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KARSTETTER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 14, 2009;
Jack H. Karstetter, 67, of 330 Lehman Lane, Jersey Shore, died Tuesday morning, January 13, 2009 in the Williamsport Hospital. Born October 31, 1941 in Rauchtown, he was the son of Paul Karstetter and the former Martha Bower. Jack is survived by his companion of 42 years Mary E. Lamey. He was employed by J.P Webb Construction and was a member of the Castanea Fire Co. and the Loyal Order of Moose of South Williamsport. Jack enjoyed hunting and playing pool. Surviving Jack are a daughter; one granddaughter; one grandson; and one great-grandson. Also surviving are two brothers, Lewis H. Karstetter and Kenneth W. Karstetter, both of Jersey Shore; one sister Connie L. Brague of Hughesville; four nieces and four nephews.
  Funeral services will be held Friday, January 16, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Limestone Cemetery. Rev. David McCoy will officiate.

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Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 31, 2009;
Mrs. Helena D. Crawley, 91, passed away at her home on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009. Born April 11, 1917, at Shamokin, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Marcella Katalenas. Helena was the widow of the late Harold G. "Chris" Crawley, who preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 1996. Mrs. Crawley had been a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church at Williamsport. Mrs. Crawley was retired. She had been employed as a sewing machine operator at some of the former local sewing factories in the Williamsport area. Helena enjoyed reading and performing crewelwork and crocheting. Mrs. Crawley is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Wallace, of Williamsport, by her son, Anthony Ignatius Antonio Jr., of Christiansburg, VA, by her grandson, Thomas C. Wagner, of Montoursville and by other grandchildren and great grandchildren. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers and respectfully declines to recieve floral tributes. The family suggests that contributions in memory of Helena D. Crawley may be made, if so desired, to either the James V. Brown Library of Williamsport and Lycoming County, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to Susquehanna Regional Home Health Care and Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Graveside memorial services with committal will take place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, Pa. The details of those services will be announced at a later date and published in a future edition of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., S. Williamsport, is assisting the family with arrangements and their direction.

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KEEFER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 28, 2009;
JoAnn K. Phillips, 59, of 61 Willow St., Hughesville, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at the Gatehouse, Williamsport. Born Sept. 2, 1949 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Nancy (Hall) Keefer. She and her husband of 21 years, David P. Phillips, were married Aug. 15, 1987. JoAnn was employed at Springs in Montgomery for 25 years and then worked for Securitas Security in Muncy for seven years. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading. Surviving in addition to her husband are one son, Thomas Keefer and fiancee Faith Love of Watsontown and one sister, Edna J. Griffin of Hughesville. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Carl T. Keefer, who died Jan. 15, 1999. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at St. John Lutheran (Brick) Church Cemetery, Montgomery. Officiating will be Rev. Bethany P. Wood, pastor of Bethany United Methodist Church, Hughesville. The family prefers memorial contributions be made to Lycoming Unit American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 26, 2009;
Robert E. Kellerman, 62, a resident of 16930 US Route 15, Allenwood, PA, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2009 in the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Born in Bellefonte, Centre County, PA, Saturday, October 19, 1946, he was the son of the late Guy and Eleanor (Hull) Kellerman. Bob was the husband of Barbara J. (Temple) Kellerman with whom he celebrated a 38th wedding anniversary June 6, 2008. He was a 1964 graduate of Bellefonte Area High School and a 1966 graduate of the former Williamsport Area Community College. Bob was a construction inspector, most recently employed by Larson Design Group. He had previously been employed by Pennsylvania Wire Rope, GTE Sylvania at Halls Station and Textron Lycoming at Williamsport. He was of the United Methodist faith. Bob was a board member of the Gregg Twp. Municipal Authority. He was a member of the Sons of American Legion Post 251 at Montgomery, a former member and chief of the former White Deer Valley Volunteer Fire Department and a former member and commodore of the Susquehanna Boat Club. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time at his river lot and with his dog, Laci. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one brother, Barry L. Kellerman, Bellefonte, PA; two sisters, Linda J. McCaslin, Bellefonte, PA, Judith C. Kennedy, State College, PA; three nieces, three nephews, two great nieces and one great nephew. A memorial service will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main St., Muncy, PA at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2009, with Rev. Robert Kennedy and Rev. Arlene Beechert, officiating. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

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KEPHART -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 27, 2009;
Linda K. Kephart, 53, of the Hope Home on Dove St., died Friday, January 23, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital. She was born August 31, 1955 in Clinton County. Surviving are her many friends and caretakers of the Hope Enterprises Dove Street home. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with the Rev H. Frank Showers officiating.

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KERWELL -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 19, 2009;
Henrietta M. "Retta" Staggert, 86, of South Creek Road, Allenwood, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2009 at her home. Born November 18, 1922 in Montgomery, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Hazel (Wertz) Kerwell. She and her husband, Clair Richard "Dick" Staggert celebrated 62 years of marriage until his death April 26, 2003. She was a graduate of Montgomery-Clinton High School and a homemaker all her married life. She enjoyed camping and fishing and playing Bingo. Earlier in her life, she and her husband enjoyed playing cards with friends and family. She was an active lifetime member of White Deer Valley Baptist Church, Allenwood, where she served on the church anniversary committee and with the ABW Missionary Society. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, William R. and Diane Staggert, Montgomery; five grandchildren: Tom (Tina) Staggert, Ronald (Melissa) Staggert; Tammy (James) Long; Diana (Doug) McCloskey; and William Staggert, Jr.; two step-grandchildren: Kevin (Kelly) Hamilton and Jeff (Robin) Hamilton; nine great-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren; and three brothers; Ray Kerwell, Jr., Montoursville, Bernard Kerwell, Montgomery, and George Kerwell, Williamsport. Preceding her in death besides her husband was a daughter, Edna Mae Loss who died Jan. 18, 2004 and two grandchildren who died in infancy. Friends are invited to call at Brooks Funeral Home, 124 Main St., Watsontown from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, where the funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Lois Yeagle, her pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory be made to White Deer Valley Baptist Church, 572 White Deer Valley Baptist Church Road, Allenwood, PA 17810.

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KIMBLE -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 9, 2009;
Mrs. Beth M. Plank, 41, of 408 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport, died Saturday, February 7, 2009 at her home. Beth had been a member of the Calvary Church of the Nazarene at Williamsport. Beth was an associate of North Central Sight Services at Williamsport.
  Mrs. Plank enjoyed being involved with her children and her family and caring for her home.
  She and her husband, Charles L. Plank, would have observed their third wedding anniversary on July 22, 2009. They were married on July 22, 2006 at Jersey Shore. Born February 27, 1967 at Williamsport, she was the daughter of Robert L., Sr. and Marie E. Kuntz Kimble. Surviving in addition to her husband at South Williamsport, are her mother, Mrs. Marie E. Kimble of Williamsport, her daughter, Angel Kimble at home, her two sons, Jeremy Kimble of Williamsport and Curt Miller at home, her step-son, Daniel Plank of Williamsport, her sister, Mary A. (Roger) Leiter of South Williamsport, her brother, Robert L. Kimble, Jr., South Williamsport, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her late father on July 29, 1988. Graveside funeral services with interment, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at Montoursville Cemetery, Montoursville. Her pastor, Rev. Louis H. Gatti, will officiate. Assisting will be the Rev. Ted VanSchoick, a friend of the family and former pastor at Calvary Church of the Nazarene at Jersey Shore. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers. The family respectfully declines to receive floral tributes and respectfully suggests that contributions in memory of Mrs. Beth M. Plank may be made, if so desired, to North Central Sight Services, 2121 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are being directed by the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport.

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KINLEY -

Gazette & Bulletin, date unknown, [Submitted by Marlyn Stone]
Mrs. Emma Kinley, wife of Daniel Kinley, 71 years old, was found dead in bed at her home, 916 Race Street, at 6:30 o'clock Monday morning. She is survived by her husband and by the following son and daughters: Samuel Kinley, Mrs. E.J. Deichert, and Mrs. G.M. Lockhard, all of this city; also by the following brothers and sisters; Stephen Edler, of Cogan Station; Susan Smith, of this city; and Jacob Edler, of Indianapolis, Ind. Funeral services will be held at the home on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 oclock and at St. John's Evangelical church at 2 o'clock. Rev. G.C. Gabriel will officiate and interment will be made in East Wildwood Cemetery. 

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KLEIN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 1, 2009;
Gertrude "Shirley" Hocker of Jersey Shore passed away suddenly on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital. She was born in Czechoslovakia on Oct. 15, 1931, the daughter of Richard and Antonia Hubel Klein. Shirley was the wife of Charles Hocker and he survives. She had been employed earlier in life at Hall's Salvage, Swope's Fabric Store and as an activity director at Manor Care Health Services. Shirley was a member of the Jersey Shore Ivanhoe Chapter #28 Order of Eastern Star and the Jersey Shore Elks #1057.
  She was an avid crafter and enjoyed going to local craft shows. Shirley will be sadly missed by her husband Charles, her son William Hocker and his wife Annette of Montana as well as her grandchildren, Sara, Cody and Erin Hocker. She is also survived by her siblings Monika Warinner of Texas and Richard, Gunther and Gerhard Klein of Germany. Family and friends are invited to Shirley's "Life Celebration" on Thursday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Rearick-Carpenter "Life Celebration" Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. Service will begin at 6:30 p.m in the funeral home with Pastor Kerry Aucker. Her interment will be conducted privately in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. Donations in her memory can be made to Susquehanna Cancer Center, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 7, 2009
Services for Gertrude "Shirley" Hocker, of Jersey Shore who passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital were held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2009 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home" 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. She was born in Czechoslovakia on Oct. 15, 1931, the daughter of Richard and Antonia Hubel Klein. Shirley was the wife of Charles Hocker and he survives. She had been employed earlier in life at Hall's Salvage, Swope's Fabric Store and as an activity director at Manor Care Health Services. Shirley was a member of the Jersey Shore Ivanhoe Chapter #28 Order of Eastern Star, Jersey Shore Elks #1057 and Moose Lodge #214. She was an avid crafter and enjoyed going to local craft shows. Shirley will be sadly missed by her husband Charles, her son Michael Hocker and his wife Annette of Montana as well as her grandchildren, Sara, Cody and Erin Hocker. She is also survived by her siblings Monika Warinner of TX and Richard, Gunther and Gerhard Klein of Germany. She was predeceased by a sister Gerda Balser.
Donations in her memory can be made to Susquehanna Cancer Center, 1100 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA 17701

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KLINE -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 2, 2009;
Glenn F. Kline, was surrounded by his family when he went peacefully to his heavenly home on February, 25, 2009 at the Gate House Hospice, Divine Providence Hospital. Glenn was the son of George D. Kline, Sr. and Annie May (Carothers). He was born in Shamokin, PA, May 30, 1942. Glenn and his wife Carol E. (Jones) were married in Wilmington, DE, June 18, 1963.
  In addition to his wife, Glenn is survived by daughter Annie Lori (Charles W. III) Whitehead of Lincoln University, PA; sons, Daniel E. (Amanda), Forest Hill, MD and Cordell E. (Susanna) of Williamsport, PA; four grandchildren; and a brother George D. (Barbara) Kline, Jr. of The Villages, FL. Glenn and his wife would have celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary this June. After graduating from Southern Area Joint High School in 1960, Glenn earned his degree in Masonry in 1963 from The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades in Media, PA. He then graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1971 with a B.S. in the Engineering Mechanics honors program. He served as Associate Professor of Diesel Technology at The Pennsylvania College of Technology for 27 years, where he taught the fuel-injection portion of the curriculum. Glenn was an avid hunter and firearms enthusiast. He owned and operated his own gun shop, Kline's Lock, Stock-N-Barrel, located in Antes Fort for 10 years. He was a lifelong member of the N.R.A. Glenn was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Jersey Shore and Masonic Lodge 232, where he served as Senior Master of Ceremonies in 2008. Glenn and Carol enjoyed motorcycling and touring rallies with their close friends and attended the touring rally Americade for 11 years. Glenn was an avid Penn State football fan. Friends may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Jerry Cline and Becky Cuddeback officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church, 234 Main St., Jersey Shore, PA, or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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KLINGER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 28, 2009;
Aaron M. Klinger, 22, went to be with the Lord as a result of injuries from an automobile accident on Sunday, January 18, 2009. He was a devoted Christian and his family is at peace knowing that he is in heaven with Jesus. Aaron was born on September 14, 1986 in Lewisburg and was the son of Michael F. and Becky S. (Bower) Klinger of New Columbia. He was a graduate from the Milton Area High School and was in his senior year at Bloomsburg University, studying Exercise Science. Aaron also worked part-time with the Evangelical Community Hospital's Fitness Center. He had attended Christ Wesleyan Church in Milton, played basketball and baseball for Milton High School and was one of only three proud members of the basketball team that had won four titles in the district championships and was the top three-point shooter for two years in the Susquehanna Valley. Aaron also had earned numerous achievements in sports and enjoyed golfing. He was a member of the Northumberland Renegades wooden bat league baseball team. He had received the "Outstanding Senior of the Month" Award while he was in high school. He played guitar, enjoyed music and lived life to the fullest with his family and friends, always making them laugh. Aaron enjoyed spending time with his nephews, whom he loved dearly, and was very close to his Mimi and Poppop, who never missed any of his sports activities. In addition to his parents, Aaron is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law; Renee M. and Gene A. Huston of Gaithersburg, MD and Tawnee M. and Brian D. Swartz of State College, two nephews; Avery J. Swartz of State College and Callan J. Huston of Gaithersburg, MD, maternal grandparents; Philip C. and Lillian W. Bower of Milton and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents; Raymond W. and Frances J. Klinger. There was a gathering of friends, Thursday, January 22, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Christ Wesleyan Church, 363 Stamm Rd., Milton and again on Friday, January 23, 2009 from 10 to 11 a.m., with the funeral service held at 11 a.m. Burial followed in the Milton Cemetery, Milton. Pastor Ken Paulhamus officiated the services. The family provided the flowers. Because of his love for his nephews and expected niece and in observance of "National Right to Life Day," which was on Sunday, memorial contributions may be made to The Pregnancy Care Center, 9 N. Third St., Lewisburg, PA 17837. In addition, friends of Aaron would like to establish a graduation award at Milton Sr. High School in his memory. A committee has been established to develop the criteria for the award. The criteria will be announced to students at a later date. Donations to the fund can be sent to Milton Area School District, 700 Mahoning St., Milton, PA 17847. Checks should be made out to "Milton Area School District" care of the Aaron M. Klinger Memorial Award. Arrangements were handled by the Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front St., Milton, PA 17847.

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KNAUFF -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 11, 2009;
Loretta E. Warfel, 83, of 1615 Northway Rd., died Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at home. Her husband Wilmer (Bill) Warfel died January 2, 2007. Born May 28, 1925 in Williamsport and was the daughter of Earl and Ida Steinbacher Knauff. Loretta was a graduate of St. Mary's High School and was a founding member of the Jolly Niner's Card Club. She worked many years in the operating room at Divine Providence Hospital as their secretary. She enjoyed being with her faithful dog Toby. She is survived by two sons, Michael Warfel, Millsboro, DE and William (Linda) Warfel, Montgomery; two grandchildren, Stephanie Yohn and Joshua Warfel. She was predeceased by two brothers Oak Knauff and Bernard Knauff; one sister, Emma Bruner. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 14, 2009 at St. Anns Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Rd., with the Reverend Michael Zipay celebrating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends are invited to attend the visitation on Saturday morning in the church from 9 to 10 a.m. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Loretta's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
  Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremations Services, Inc. 2102 Northway Road, Williamsport is in charge of arrangements.

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KNERR -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
The funeral of Mrs. Harry R. Knerr took place on Tuesday at the house, 1228 Isabella street.

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KOST -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 29, 2009;
William E. Kost died on Jan. 18, 2009 in Mesa, AZ. He was born Aug. 20, 1922 in Williamsport. He served in WWII, then married Madeline Shimp in 1944, until her death in 1963.
  He is survived by one brother, eight children, 23 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Services were held in, Mesa, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, and Central Utah.

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KUFSKIE -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
Peter Kufskie, of 2112 Riverside Drive, South Williamsport, died Tuesday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Christine Kufskie; a brother, Joseph, of this city, and six sisters, Mrs. Frank Conway, of Rochester, N.Y.; Mrs. Charles Bickerhoff, of Petersburg, O.; Mrs. Fred Bissman, Mrs. John Cummings, and Mrs. Anna Eoff, all of South Williamsport, and Mrs. Elizabeth Gehret, of this city. Funeral services were held Friday.

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KUNZE -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
Mrs. Anna M. Kunze, 56, wife of Arthur F. Kunze, of 738 Second Street, died Friday a her home after an extended Illness. She was born in this city, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin Sautter. Mrs. Kunze was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by five brothers. William, at home; Jacob, George and Chris, of this city, and Charles, of Bodines, and three sisters, Mrs. Freeman Craw, of South Williamsport; Mrs. Robert Holtzapple, of this city, and Mrs. Clifford Reed, of Naugatuck, Conn. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow at the Maneval funeral home. The Rev. Henry M. Strub will officiate, with burial in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p. m. today.

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LAEDLEIN -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Christina, wife of Charles Laedlein, Sr., died at her home, 52 Washington Street, a few days ago. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

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LANDON -

Williamsport Grit, January 6, 2009
LANDON - Mary Landon Russell, 95, formerly of Rose View Court, died November 20, 2008, at Sycamore Manor. Born July 8, 1913, in Williamsport, PA, she was the daughter of Ernest Eugene and Jennie Owen Landon. She was predeceased by her husband, Lt. Glen William Russell, who lost his life in 1942 while serving in the U.S. Army Air Force in W.W.II, and by her brother, Owen E. Landon, in 1988. She was a 1931 graduate of Williamsport High School. She attended Dickinson Jr. College and in 1936 received a bachelor of music degree from Susquehanna University. She received a master of arts degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1957 and did further study at Chautauqua Institution School of Music, the Juilliard School of Music and the Eastman School of Music. Her remarkable 62-year music teaching career began at Lycoming College in 1936. Upon her retirement as associate professor of music in 1978, she was named associate professor of music emeritus but continued at the College as part-time piano teacher until 1998. She taught piano privately in her home until 2005. In 1950, she received the Mayor's Citation from the City of Williamsport for her contribution to music. In 1974, she received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Lycoming college. In 1985, her 50th year of teaching at Lycoming College, the Alumni Association honored her at the Homecoming celebration by establishing the Mary Landon Russell Applied Music Fund. It provides financial aid to musically gifted students, with demonstrated need, to study applied music at the College. Twelve of her former students returned and presented a recital at that time. Also, each year a graduating senior receives the Mary Landon Russell Award for Outstanding Music Achievement.
  In 1998, Mrs. Russell was recognized again for 62 years of teaching at Lycoming. She performed with her colleagues in the music department in a piano concert. In 1999, the Lycoming College Alumni Association presented to her the Dale V. Bower Service Award for her devoted service to the college. She was a life-long member of Covenant-Central Presbyterian Church and was one of the first women elders. She taught Sunday School for many years and was active in the Women's Association. She frequently served as organist there as well as in other area churches.
  She is survived by brother-in-law Philip Russell (Marjorie) of Denver, CO, sister-in-law Jean Russell Glass (Jerry) of Merced, CA, nephews Owen E. Landon Jr. (Virginia) of Harwichport, MA, Lewis F. Landon of North Augusta, SC, Stephen Russell (Roxanne) of Arvada, CO, Mark Russell (Beth) of Walden, CO, nieces Constance Fladland (James) of Williamsport and Joyce Hall (Larry) of Merced, CA, and many great and great-grand nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Mary's Life Celebration Memorial service 11 am Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the Covenant-Central Presbyterian Church with Rev. Paul Doriani officiating. A visitation will be from 10 until 11. Interment will be private in Jersey Shore Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Landon Russell Applied Music Fund at Lycoming College, c/o Development Office, 700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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LANGLOIS -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 11, 1918;
Norman Langlois of Hughes street, died at his home on Monday evening. Funeral Thursday afternoon.

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LAUBACH -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 14, 2009;
Garnet M. Sommers, 87, of Shetler Road, Muncy, passed away Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at her home. Born March 20, 1921 in Maineville, she was the daughter of the late Arthur B. and Hester (Fenstamacher) Laubach. On July 28, 1939 she married Nyle E. Sommers and they have celebrated 69 years of marriage. A 1939 graduate of the former Turbotville Vocational High School, she was employed for 27 years at Philco-Ford, Watsontown. She enjoyed flower gardening around her home and was an avid hunter for many years. She was a lifetime member of White Hall Baptist Church where she was an honorary deaconess and attended the Work and Win Adult Bible Class. Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert W. and Pamela Sommers, Bloomsburg and James E. Sommers, Sedan, Kan.; a daughter and son-in-law Barbara E. and Clyde M. Jacobs, Williamsport; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Thomas E. Sommers on March 3, 1993 and three brothers; James, Eugene K. and Arthur B. Laubach Jr. Friends are invited to call at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and at White Hall Baptist Church, 945 White Hall Road, Danville from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday where the funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Robert L. Ayars, her pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in White Hall Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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LAW -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
John A. Law, 61, of Lock Haven, brother of the Rev. Joseph E. Law, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Williamsport, died Sunday of a heart attack. He became ill and succumbed in St. John's Lutheran Church in Lock Haven, where he had been ah active member for many years. He was born in England, moved to Williamstown in 3902, and later established -his residence in Lock Haven. Mr. Law was a barber, and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Daisey Miller Law; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Lawrence, of Bridgton, N. Y.: Mrs. William Shaw, of Lock Haven, and Marion, at home; two sons, James M., home on leave from the service, and David, at home; another brother, David of Lack Haven; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Whiteman, of Jersey Shore, and Mrs. Edith Brown, of Renovo, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday.

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LAYBERGER -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 25 1918;
Mrs. Matthias D. Layberger, of 207 Main street, died Friday morning after a long illness. Mrs. Laybcrger was the wife of Officer Layberger, of the police department. Her funeral will take place at the home on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

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LEAVITT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 20, 2009;
Beatrice E. "Betty" Smith, 81, of 1425 Lafayette Parkway, Williamsport, died Sunday, January 18, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital. Born March 28, 1927 in Emporium, she was a daughter of Charles G. and Cecile Dill Leavitt. Betty was married to the late Arthur H. Smith who was employed as a business agent for the Local Laborer's Union until his passing in 2002.
  She was a 1945 graduate of Emporium High School and enjoyed crocheting, playing the accordion and was a wonderful seamstress. Betty was a member of the Oak Grove Alliance Church and enjoyed attending the Calvary Church of the Nazarene with her sister. Surviving are two sons: Bruce D. (Linda) Smith of Rochester, NY and Terry G. (Virginia) Smith of Williamsport; two grandchildren: Sean W. Smith and Wendy S. Fitzgerald; two great grandchildren: Kaitlyn Fitzgerald and Alicia Smith; a loving sister and caregiver Pauline L. Kelley with whom she lived and two brothers George L. and Charles L. Leavitt, both of Emporium. In addition to her husband, Betty was preceded in death by a son Arthur A. Smith on February 18, 2006.
  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with Pastor Louis Gatti and Pastor Jonathan Porter co-officiating. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Sanders.

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LEEDERMAN -

Williamsport Grit, Feb. 2, 1936;
William Henry Leederman, 65, a prominent churchman of the Episcopal dioctst of Harrisburg. died Friday night at his home, 1229 Shiffler Avenue, Faxon. He was a former member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church and at the time of his death was a member, of the Church of Our Savior, at Montoursville. For the last six years he had been a part owner in Good's City Flour Mill. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and active in the Williamsport Consistory. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas L. Brophy; a son, Walter R. Leederman. of this city; four grandchildren. Betty Ann and Robert Lcederman and Branch Holt and Jane Marie Brophy, and two sisters Mrs. Lena M. Scott, of Montoursville, and Mrs. James Redding, of this city. Prayer services will be held at the home at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. with further services at the Church of Our Savior at 1050 o'clock. with the Rev. Samuel H. Sayre officiating. Friends may view the body between 7 and 9 o'clock Monday evening at the home.

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LEEDS -

Williamsport Grit, Nov. 26, 1939;
William L. Leeds, 53, of 681 Second Avenue, died ht Sunday at the Williamsport Hospital. He was a clerk at the Pennsylvania Road freight station far more than 40 years and was a member of Covenant-Central Presbyterian Church. Surviving is a daughter, lifts. Clifford Smith, of this city. Services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Bastian funeral home, with the Rev. Ganse Little, pastor of Covenant Centra1 Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery.

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LEISER -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Mrs. Alice Leiser died at the, City home Saturday afternoon. Burial to-day at 5 p. m. from the Gage & Redmond parlors.

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LEWIS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 2, 2009;
Margaret Mae Lewis Campbell, (II Timothy 4:7"I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.") went to be with the Lord on January 31, 2009. She was born in Wallis Run, Lycoming County, PA, the daughter of Charles and Annie Henry Lewis. Margaret grew up on her parents' farm in Wallis Run. Margaret completed her schooling at the Wallis Run School in 1938. She had four years of perfect attendance during her school career. Margaret received her School Diploma in 1938. Margaret while growing up attended the Wallis Run Church in Cascade Twp. She worked at the Village Tea Room on Rte. 87 and then married Alvin E. Campbell to whom she was married to for 62 years and reared 10 wonderful children. Margaret was a resident of the Manor Care North for the past five years. She enjoyed her family very much and was an active member of The Peer Group at the nursing home. Margaret enjoyed activities such as cooking, sewing, paint embroidering and all kinds of sports. Margaret told of different experiences in her life and that the love of God is always with us when we serve him.
  Her love will always remain with us because she was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Margaret was predeceased by her husband; two sons; a grandchild; six step-grandchildren; two sisters, Pearl Reynolds and Ester Kragl; five brothers, John, Lester, Robert, Ernie, and Raymond Lewis. Surviving her are three daughters, Lois (Jim) Thomas of Montoursville, Anna (George) Smith of Wallis Run and Cathy (Shannon) of Williamsport; five sons, Harry (Sarah) of Liberty, Howard (Mildred) of Barbours, Charles (Judy) of Buttonwood, James (Ellen) of Cascade, and Clifford (Barb) of Westfield; 24 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 28 step-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; a sister Ruth Dewitt of Cogan Station; and three brothers, Emerson (Mary Ann) Lewis of Proctor, Russell (Helen) Lewis of Cogan Station and Bruce Lewis of Trout Run. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, February 5, 2009 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with her Pastor Benjamin W. Hubbel of the Loyalsock Baptist Church, Barbours, where she attended, officiating. Internment will follow in Barbours Cemetery. Friends will be received Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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LIGHTNER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 5, 2009;
Charles "Chuck" Edward Lightner, 69, of 1255 Pine Bark Lane, Mifflinburg for the past 13 years, formerly of Milton, entered into rest at approximately 12:15 p.m. Monday, February 2, 2009 in Buffalo Township, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born July 30, 1939 in Blandburg, a son of the late George W. and Ada (Beers) Lightner. On July 11, 1975 in Williamsport, he married the former Debra A. Moore, who survives. Chuck honorably served in the Army from 1959 until his honorable discharge in 1963.
  He was employed at C.A. Reed, Williamsport for 18 years, and also the J.P.M., Co., Lewisburg. At the time of his passing, Charles was employed at Pardoe Perky Peanuts, Montandon.
  Chuck was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Mifflinburg, where he assisted with the building and grounds maintenance. He really enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his wife and friends. Chuck, "Pap", especially cherished sharing time hunting and fishing with his grandson Donald. Surviving in addition to his wife of 33 years, is one daughter and son-in-law, Beverly A. and Mark D. Rearick of Mifflinburg; four children from Charles's previous marriage, Matthew, Mark, Michael, and Charlene Lightner, all of Bakersfield, CA; five brothers, Rex Lightner of Pinellas Park, FL, Dennis, Arthur, Chip, and Vernon Lightner, all of Ohio; two sisters, Gloria Burris and Shelby Stoy, both of Altoona; and one grandson Donald L. Rearick II of Mifflinburg.
  Visitors may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Calvary Baptist Church, 332 E. Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, where the funeral will be conducted at 6 p.m., with Pastor Shawn A. Mclain officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in the memory of Charles E. Lightner to the Calvary Baptist Church, 332 E. Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, PA 17844. Funeral arrangements by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg.

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LITTLE -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 12, 2009;
Dean Lee Roy Little Sr., 66, of Williamsport, died suddenly on January 10, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital. Born on January 14, 1942 in Sonestown, PA, he was the son of the late Irvin F. Little and Naomi Eberlin Little. Dean was a U.S. Army Veteran from 1960-1963.
  He was employed at West Pharmaceutical for 20 years and a retired loom fixer at Syntax Fabrics for 18 years. He was predeceased by his sisters, Judy Little and Daisy Bach as well as his brothers, Paul Eberlin, Howard Little and William Little. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Barbara (nee: LaCerra,) whom he married in 1960. He is also missed by his two children, Debra Little of Williamsport, Dean Little Jr. and his wife Cindy, of Proctor, PA, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Louise Moser, Jane Little and Edward and Charles Little. Family and friends are invited to Dean's "Life Celebration," on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30-10:30 at the James C. Maneval "Life Celebration" Home. His Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday morning. He interment will follow at Twin Hills Memorial Park.

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LITTLE -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 19, 2009;
William "Billy" Little, 70, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on January 11, 2009. Mr. Little was born on April 3, 1938, in Muncy Valley, to the late Irvin and Naomi Eberlin Little. He was a commercial stunt driver for the Jack Kochman Stunt Drivers in New Jersey for many years. He also worked as a foreman for Taconic Wire in Elmsford NY. He was a member of the Moose Club and the Rye Association for the Handicap and a friend of Bill W. He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Konopka Archer-Little; three daughters, Veronica Archer, Bridget Archer-Kayser and Renee Ryder; three grandchildren, George, Christina and Steve; two sisters, Louise Moser and Jane Little; and two brothers, Edward Little and Charles Little. A memorial service will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday, February 22, 2009 at the New Life Church, Pennsdale, with the Rev. James Savage officiating.

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LITZELMAN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 13, 2009;
Maximus Aidan Litzelman, 6, of 20 Smith Drive, Montgomery, passed away on Feb. 11, 2009 at the Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. He was born April 15, 2002 in Mesa, Ariz., the son of Matthew and Tammy Lee Fitzpatrick Litzelman. Maximus was a first grade student at Montgomery Elementary. He attended First Baptist Church of Elimsport, enjoyed soccer, baseball, running his four wheeler, playing with his brother, and sleepovers. Surviving him in addition to his parents are a maternal grandfather, Daniel J. Fitzpatrick II of Montgomery; maternal great-grandmother Wanda Weaver of Wellsboro; paternal grandparents Donald and Shirley Litzelman of Dushore; paternal great-grandmothers Helen Van Brunt of Fair Haven, N.J. and Loretta Litzelman of Estella and a brother, Ethan Litzelman at home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with Pastor Todd Baker and the Rev. Joe Hornick co-officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Friends will be received at the funeral from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16. Contributions may be made to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th & Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

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LOGUE -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 4, 2009;
John F. Logue Jr., 82, of 644 Conn. Lake Rd., Adamsville, PA, died Monday, February 2, 2009 at his residence. He was born October 18, 1926 in Williamsport, the son of the late John Francis Logue and late Pearl Lillian (Butler) Logue. John was the husband of Genevieve (Neff) Logue, at home, who survives. They were married on September 4, 1956. He retired from Westinghouse, Sharon, PA, as a system analyst, after 20 years. He also taught mathematics for three years at Theil College in Greenville and for two years in Montgomery, PA. He is survived by his wife Genevieve; daughter Kimberly, wife of Matthew Smargiasso, Marietta, OH; and son Kevin Logue of Adamsville, PA. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, as a private. He enjoyed computers, music, and WWII history. He was a professional musician and played the trumpet and trombone. At the request of the family, there will be no visitation or services. Memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice, 1965 Shenango Valley Freeway, Hermitage, PA 16148. Arrangements by Randall Funeral Home, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA 16134.

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LOMISON -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 11, 2009;
Betty L. Yearick, 83, of Howard, entered into the presence of her Lord on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 at Mt. Nittany Medical Center. She was born in Orviston on Sept. 9, 1925, a daughter of the late Roy W. and Relda Heaton Lomison. Betty was the wife of Robert D. "Ick" Yearick; they were united in marriage on June 20, 1943. He preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 1993. Betty was a 1943 graduate of Howard High School. She had been employed at Erie Ceramics, Linden Labs, where she was awarded a patent on a hydrosonic bath, used in treating arthritic and joint pain patients in 1967. She then worked at Penn State until her retirement.
  She was an active member of the Howard Christian Church for 65 years. She was actively involved in her children's lives and her grandchildren's lives and all their activities. She was an excellent seamstress and a great cook and above all, a loving and very proud mother and grandmother. She is survived by three daughters, Nancy D. Swan (Jack) of Lock Haven, Polly L. Nick (Earl) of Williamsport, Patsy A. Rougeux (John) of Howard; three sons, Daniel R. (Rose) of Allentown, Terry W. (Marie) of Spring Mills, Robert L. (Holly) of Howard; three sisters, Rebecca Kustan of Maryland, Sarah Hinton of Enola, Jo Savits of Williamsport; two brothers, Don Lomison of Avis and David Lomison of Cogan Station; 25 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jacob Lomison; a sister, Patsy Straub; a step-mother Mae Lomison and a granddaughter Elizabeth Gettig. Memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009 at Howard Christian Church, 367 Walnut St., Howard. Rev. Mark Lomison, her nephew, officiating. Burial will be held in Jacksonville Cemetery, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sylvan Hills Christian Service Camp, 175 Sylvan Hills Road, Howard, PA 16841 or Howard Christian Church, P.O. Box 465, Howard, PA 16841.

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LOMISON -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 15, 2009;
Merle L. Lomison, 87, of 751 Second St., Williamsport, died January 13, 2009 at his home. He was born in Pittsburgh on February 25, 1921, the son of Melvern and Ella Hoppes Lomison. Merle was retired from Avco Lycoming, here in the city. The Lomison family are direct descendants of the Van Dyck and Van Eyck families, famous Flemish Baroque painters of the Renaissance period. They are also direct descendants of James Moore, the founder of Bucknell University as well as being members of the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution through ancestry of a famous leader in the American Revolution. Merle was an active blood donor in the area who was a member of Civil Defense in the early years, and developed and led local search and rescue teams, making many high profile rescues. He introduced and taught scuba diving to the local police forces, as well as teaching scuba diving at the local YMCA and YWCA. Merle was one of the first to help place TV antennas on the mountains to provide TV to Williamsport and surrounding areas. He enjoyed downhill snow skiing, hunting and SCUBA diving. He was a decorated WWII Army Veteran who served in the European Theatre of War, earning the Soldiers' Medal of Honor and Purple Hearts, and he received the Soldiers' Good Conduct Medal. His military occupation was anti-aircraft and artillery. He fought in the battles of Tunisia, Naples, Foggia, Rome, Arno, Rhineland and Central Europe. He received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with five bronze service stars. He was honored for crossing landmines and swam six miles in shark-invested waters to rescue a downed pilot.
  Merle is survived by his wife, the former Teresa Cendoma, his children Larry and Pam Lomison of Maine, Gary Lomison of Montgomery, Mary Ann DeSantis of Swedesboro NJ, Linda Valenzi of Tuscon, AZ, Judith and Richard Vanderlin and Brian Lomison, both of Williamsport; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Church of the Annunciation, West Fourth and Walnut Streets, Williamsport on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. John Manno will officiate. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park Muncy. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lycoming Audubon Society P.O. Box 4053, Williamsport or to the Annunciation Catholic Church Fuel Fund.

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LONG -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 21, 2009;
Frances E. Kohler, 94, of 608 Wyoming St., died Tuesday, January 20, 2009, peacefully at her home. Frances's husband, Robert W. Kohler, died on September 20, 1963. Frances was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, South Williamsport, enjoyed gardening, baking things for her grandchildren and playing the piano. Frances retired from the former Ray-O-Vac, after 30 years of service. Born December 5, 1914 in Stoney Gap, she was the daughter of Jacob and Ida Russ Long. Surviving are sons, Ronald E. of Trout Run and Richard E. of Montoursville; daughters, Carol D. Kohler of Williamsport and Linda R. Gulden of Lewisburg; grandchildren, Timothy Kohler, Kathryn Kohler, Ricki Lesher, Robert Kohler, Wendy Gulden, Christine Montgomery, Arthur Gulden, Abby Gulden-Luthi and Kevin Kohler and 12 great grandchildren.
  Frances was predeceased by a son, Fred A. Kohler, a brother, Harold Long and sisters, Martha Meisel, Florence Paulhamus, Helen Long and Margaret Seelye. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at her church, 324 S. Howard St., with the Rev. Kenneth R. Elkin officiating. Visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at Twin Hills Memorial Park. The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Alzheimer Disease Assoc., 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

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LOWE -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 15, 2009;
Fay E. McCracken, 84, The Psalmist wrote, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Psalm 116:15. Why precious? Jesus said it best: "He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him "John 14:21. On Tuesday, January 13, 2009, Fay McCracken realized the promise of her Lord, and Savior, "If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." John 14:3.
  Fay Elizabeth Lowe was born June 3, 1924 to Donald S. and Barbara J. Lowe of Avis, PA. Responding by faith to Jesus' promise, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28, Fay was born anew by God's saving grace as a young woman. She became as beautiful in heart as she was stunningly beautiful physically. God's grace does that. Fay attended Avis High and later married her sweetheart, Cliff McCracken. Soon after they relocated to Williamsport. Fay and Cliff became members of Memorial Baptist Church where they were well-loved for their vocal duets. Fay was also a member of the choir, a deaconess, a Sunday School Teacher, and the Vacation Bible School Superintendent. Fay remained a member at Memorial for sixty years until her death. Fay also served as president of the DuBoistown PTA. In 2002, Cliff and Fay moved from Spring St. in DuBoistown to Shippensburg, PA, to live with their youngest daughter. The last two years, Fay resided at Green Ridge Village, Newburg, PA. After many years of declining health, Fay ceased from her struggles and inherited God's promise, "There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God;" "Now we who have believed enter that rest." Hebrews 4:3,9. Fay precedes to Glory her husband of 65 years, Clifford L. Mc Cracken and her five children: Donna and husband Fred Leuck of Lapeer, MI, Vicki and husband Robert Winter Jr. of Newtown Square, PA, Alan and wife, Toni McCracken of Bel Air, MD, Lorri and husband Michael Carey of Shippensburg, PA and Kevin and wife, Anne Mc Cracken of Lititz, PA. Fay's legacy also includes 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, many of whom are walking on the same Glory-road as their grandma. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Alan Lowe who died while serving his country in WWII. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, January 17 at Memorial Baptist Church, 2100 W. Third St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Timothy R. Kinney, Sr. officiating. Burial will be held in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Woolrich. Friends are invited to join the family in honoring the memory of Fay's life on Friday, January 16 from 7-9 p.m. at Sander's Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, and from 9:15-9:45 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given in memory of Fay to Memorial Baptist Church People of Vision Project.

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LOWE -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 8, 2009;
Sylvia Laura Lyons, 94, a resident of Muncy, Pa., passed away on Friday, March 6, 2009 in the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Born in Moreland Twp., Lycoming County, Pa., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Nelson H. and Mary L. (Whipple) Lowe. Sylvia was the widow of Lester H. Lyons who preceded her in death in 1968.
  She was a graduate of Muncy High School. Sylvia had formerly been employed by Milco at Millville, Pa. She was a member of the Moreland Baptist Church and a former member of the Millville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Sylvia enjoyed gardening, especially flowers and roses. She is survived by seven grandchildren, Donald E. Lyons, Jr., Muncy, Pa; Mark Lyons, Hughesville, Pa; Donna Foust, Nordmont, Pa; Sharon Byrd, Independence, Miss.; Steve Williams, Millville, Pa; Kim Bacon, Millville, Pa Robin Baylor, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; one sister, Janet C. Watts, Muncy, Pa; one brother, Nelson H. "Sticker" Lowe, Muncy, PA. She is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren and 4great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Sylvia was preceded in death by one son, Donald E. Lyons Sr., one daughter, Shirley Albertson, six brothers, Robert W. Lowe, Max D. Lowe, Paul S. Lowe, Nile Lowe, Donald F. Lowe, Mac D. Lowe Sr. and two sisters, Edna B. Dubois and Lois Waldman. Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 with the Rev. Dr. Paul Fitzgerald, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Twin Hills Memorial Park, Fairfield Twp., Lycoming County, PA. Friends may call on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

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LUTTS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 24, 2009;
Fern L. Key, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 at Sycamore Manor, Montoursville, where she had resided for the last three years. Born Sept. 19, 1921 in Tyronza, Ark., she was the daughter of Ed and Maud King Lutts. Her husband of thirty years, James P. Key, preceded her in death in 1972. Fern spent most of her life in Memphis, Tenn., where she worked in her husband's business and raised her children. She moved to Williamsport in 1992 to be with her daughter Lauren. Fern painted many beautiful watercolors, which will be enjoyed for years to come. She is survived by one sister Glenn Myers of Memphis, Tenn; four children: Vicki Woodyard of Smyrna, Ga.; James P. (Jeri Lynn) Key of Germantown, Tenn.; Lauren K. Lee of Williamsport and Linda Key of Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
  Fern will also be missed by many other close friends including Corrine Stiger of Cogan Station, her feline friend Rascal, and the residents and staff at Sycamore Manor. Friends will be received at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Burial will be later this week in Memphis, Tenn. Memorial Contributions may be made to Sycamore Manor Animal Committee, 1445 Sycamore Road, Montoursville, PA 17754.

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LYNCH -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 27, 2009;
Edgar O. Lynch, 93, a resident of Gap Road, Allenwood, PA, passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, January 25, 2009 in the Geisinger Medical Center at Danville, PA. Born in Gregg Twp., Union County, PA, on Friday, December 24, 1915, he was the son of the late Alonzo G. and Elizabeth (Ruth) Lynch. He served during the Second World War with the U.S. Army. Ed was employed as an assistant superintendent by PennDOT for 11 years. Earlier in life, he was self-employed in the construction business and was the proprietor of Eddie's Diner at Elimsport. Ed was a former Washington Twp. supervisor for 20 years and a founding member of The Washington Twp. Vol. Fire Co. He was a member of American Legion Post 617 in S. Williamsport, The Loyal Order of Moose International and The N.R.A. He is survived by one nephew, Raymond A. Lynch, Hendersonville, TN and one niece, Elizabeth A. Lambert, Palm Bay, FL. He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond R. Lynch, in 2004. At the request of Mr. Lynch, there will be no services. Interment will be in the Elimsport Cemetery, Washington Twp., Lycoming County, PA. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service.

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M - Surnames


MACULEN -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Henry Maculen, son of Charles F. and Frances Bayliss Maculen, passed away on Oct. 16 at the Berkeley Divinity school, Middletown, Conn. The remains were taken to his late home in Jersey City, accompanied by Prof. Norwood, of Berkeley Divinity school, who, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Pitt, conducted services in Grace Episcopal church, Jersey City. Where he had many friends. The body was then brought to Williamsport, the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Maculen, and interment was made in East Wildwood, Tuesday morning. Services at the grave were conducted by the Rev. Charles N. Tyndell, Mr. Maculen was 29 years of age and would have graduated from Berkeley Divinity school next June. During the past year he had charge of regular services each Sunday in the chapel at Middletown, and was taken sick at the Sunday morning service Oct. 6. He was well known in this in city, especially in the East end, having conducted services on number of occasions in St. Mary's Episcopal church.

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MAHONSKI -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 12, 2009;
Dorothy L. Bradley, 82, of 1056 Louisa Street, formerly of Duboistown, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 at the Williamsport Home, following a brief illness. Dorothy was a member of the Church of the Ascension. She enjoyed playing cards and crocheting. Born Nov. 28, 1926 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Joseph and Blanche Zuchowski Mahonski.
  Surviving are a daughter, Marie C. Vincenzes, with whom she lived; a sister, Maxine (Eugene) Lorson of Williamsport; grandsons, Beau and Ryan (Kristin) Vincenzes and a great grandson, Braden. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Sylvan E. Bradley and a brother, Donald Mahonski. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, 2111 Linn St., with the Rev. Charles J. Cummings officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Friday at the church.

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MARONI -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 5, 2009;
Theresa M. Regel, 74, of 1585 W. Southern Ave., South Williamsport, died Monday, February 3, 2009 at The Gatehouse. Theresa was born in Williamsport January 21, 1935, the daughter of Anthony and Susan Sabetti Maroni. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, past president of the ladies auxiliary of ELKS Lodge #173, member of the auxiliary of VFW Post 7863 in Dubiostown and a member of the Newberry Independent Club. She and her husband, William R. Regel celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on December 17, 2009.
  Surviving in addition to her husband are four children, William Regel, Jr. of Valparaiso, IN, Kenneth F. Regel (Marsha), Karen S. Gatz (Stephen Beattie), Lori A. Regel-Childs (Joseph), all of South Williamsport; five grandchildren, Jessica, Kenneth Jr. (Cassi), Jeffery (Jessica Oliver), Stacy Regel, Janelle Gatz; four great grandchildren, Jeffery, Ahnayla, Kenneth III, Regal, Kendall Hoffman; a sister Tina Livesay of Mifflinburg; and brother Albert Maroni of Newberry.
  Preceding her in death are three brothers and a sister. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport, with her pastor, Rev. Michael J. Zipay officiating, with burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville. Family and friends will be received at the church from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport is handling arrangements.

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MARSHALL -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 29, 2009;
Norma Jean Swartz, 74, of East Lansing, MI, died January 26, 2009. Born December 18, 1934, to the late Joseph and Merna Marshall. She was the co-owner and corporate secretary of America by Rail, Incorporated, former active member of the Williamsport Civic Choir, former Departmental Secretary in the Agricultural Department at Michigan State University, member of Grand Lake Chapel, Presque Isle, Michigan, and currently attended Gunnisonville United Methodist Church. Norma is survived by her husband Larry; daughter Cindy (Robin) Copland of New York City; sons, Timothy (Denise) and Randall of Haslett, MI; grandchildren, Joel and Corrine Swartz; and sister Gale (David) Kriner of Linden, PA. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 30, 2009 at 10 a.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI, with the Reverend Mark Johnson of Gunnisonville United Methodist Church officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 11 a.m. in Woodward Township Cemetery, Linden, PA. Those desiring, may make contributions to the American Cancer Society, 3100 W. Road, Building B, Suite 110, East Lansing, MI, 48823, in memory of Norma.

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MAST -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 27, 2009;
Bernard James "B""J" Grasso Mast, 31, of 95 Tannery Lane, Waterville, died Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at his home. Born January 15, 1978 in Williamsport, he was the son of Gary L. Mast and the former Mary B. "Bernie" Grasso Goodwin. He attended the Wellsboro High School and the Pennsylvania College of Technology. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his beloved family. Surviving are his mother and stepfather Leo R. Goodwin of Waterville; two sons, Dominic F. Grasso and Austin A. Grasso, both of Montoursville; and his maternal grandmother Hazel M. Grasso of Waterville. Memorial services will be Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from 6 p.m. Tuesday until time of services in the funeral home. The Rev. David McCoy will officiate. Burial will be in the Wildwood Cemetery.

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MCCARTNEY -

Williamsport Grit; Aug. 17, 1941;
Mrs. Mina Weaver McCartney, 61, wile of James McCartney, died Tuesday at her. home, 604 Park Avenue. Surviving are seven sisters. Mrs. Nellie Smithgall, of Willlamsport R D. 2; Mrs. Christine Kufskie, of South Williamsport; Mrs. Myrtle E. Hamm, of Duboistown; Mrs. FIorence Shelter, of this city; Mrs. Ida Allbeck. of Montgomery; Mrs. Alice Hill, of Hughesville; Mrs. Eva Cashner of Muncy and a brother, Ralph Weaver, of this city. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and the Daughters of Liberty. Funeral services and burial were Friday.(email contact for this family)

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McCOY -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 5, 2009;
Harry G. McCoy, 94, of Washington Boulevard, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at Valley View Nursing Center. He was born August 23, 1914 in Englewood, NJ, the son of Jay and Julia Vanosdale McCoy. Harry was the husband of the former Doris Fry with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. He was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder for many years. Harry was a WWII U.S. Army veteran. He owned and operated the Lycoming Printing Company, where he retired in 1986. Harry was a member of the Young Men's Republican Club and former president of Mountain Beach Veterans Assoc., and an active member of the YMCA of Williamsport. He was a coach for the City League Basketball and the John Bower Sunday School Basketball League. Harry was an avid golfer, hiker and outdoorsman.
  Surviving besides his wife Doris, are a son Jay G. (Megan) McCoy of Wilmington, DE; two daughters, Ann M. (John) Young of Williamsport, Sue E. (Philip Habib) McCoy of White Plains, NY; four grandchildren, Lauren and Scott McCoy, Emily and John Young. He was predeceased by three brothers. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Deacons Fund at the First Presbyterian Church, 102 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
  Relatives and friends are invited to Harry's Life Celebration memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, February 7, 2009 at the First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Christine Woods-Henderson officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

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MCCULLOUGH -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27, 1918;
John C. McCullough died at his home on Campbell Street, Tuesday, after a week's illness. Furnal Thursday Morning.

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MCFADDEN -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 25 1918;
Wilson McFadden, a former resident of this city, where he was a well known printer, died at the Harlem hospital in New York City, the past week.

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McGINLEY -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 2, 2009;
McGINLEY - Margaret R. McNichol, wife of John F. McNichol, of 2900 Four Mile Drive, Montoursville, died Tuesday evening, December 30, 2008, at her home. She was 82. Mrs. McNichol was born January 8, 1926, in Philadelphia, the daughter of Edward F. McGinley and the former Margaret C. Sheehan. After completing studies at the former West Philadelphia High School for Girls, she worked for The Aetna Insurance Co., until her marriage. She and her husband were married June 8, 1946, in the Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament in West Philadelphia. They moved to Williamsport in 1948. Mrs. McNichol was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Joan M. Hosbach. Surviving, besides her husband, are two daughters, Colleen M. Brown, of Montoursville, and Sharon J. McNichol of Williamsport; a son, John P. McNichol, of New York City; a sister, Marie A. Schultz, of Lansdowne, PA; a brother, Edward F. McGinley, Jr., of Lima, Delaware County; six grandchildren, Melissa Farenish, of Loyalsockville, Colin Brown, of Montoursville, Christopher Brown of Williamsport, Meghan M. McNichol of Elkridge, MD, and Daniel J. and J. Patrick McNichol, of Glen Burnie, MD, and one great granddaughter, Simone Kiessling, of Montoursville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2009 in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport, where she was a member. The Rev. Paul C. Fontanella will be the celebrant. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville. There will be no visitation and the family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are under the direction of the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 2, 2009

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MCGORVIN -

Gazette Bulletin, date unknown, [Submitted by Marlyn Stone]
Miss Rebecca McGorvin, 89, a former resident of this city, died August 28 in the Methodist Home for the Aged, in Tyrone, PA. A native of Pleasant Valley, she had lived in Williamsport many years before moving to Tyrone. Funeral services were held here Wednesday.

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McNELIS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 22, 2009;
Anne M. Crouse, of Williamsport, passed away January 20, 2009 at Jewish Hospital, Louisville, KY. She was the former Anne McNelis, a native of Tower City, PA. She was a member of the Williamsport Country Club and an avid golfer. She was a longtime active volunteer at Divine Providence Hospital and its Auxiliary. Anne had earned her 50th year Board of Election Certificate. She also was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Williamsport. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome W. Crouse and a sister, Pat Bugler. She is survived by her children, Barbara C. Banaszynski (Thomas), Gregory J. Crouse (LuAnn), Maureen E. Crouse (Pat Ridge); brothers, William McNelis and Robert McNelis; grandchildren, Christopher, Daniel, Justin and Megan; and great grandson, Patrick. She was also survived by her brother-in-law, Vincent R. A. Crouse. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at Annunciation Catholic Church, West Fourth and Walnut Streets, Williamsport. Her pastor the Rev. John Manno will officiate. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.
  Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport on Monday, January 26, 2009 from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Divine Providence Hospital Auxiliary, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport.

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MCNERNEY -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Raphael, the 11-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John NcNerney, died at the home of his parents, 654 Second Street, Thursday morning. Funeral at the home yesterday morning at 10 o’clock.

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MECUM -

Williamsport Grit; Dec. 15, 1929;
Elmer E. Mecum of Picture Rocks, died Monday at Williamsport Hospital after an operation. Mr. Mecum, 68 years old, leaves his wife, and one daugther, Mrs. Rita Morgan; two brothers, Harry and Alvin, of Picture Rocks; and one sister, Mrs. Spencer Hill. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the home with the Rev. W.C. Hoch, of Hughesville, officiating. Burial was made in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. (email contact for this family)

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MICHAEL -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 24, 2009;
Frieda M. Hilner, 95, of Hughesville, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at her home.
  Born May 11, 1913, in Muncy Creek Township, she was a daughter of the late John B. and Alta B. Foust Michael. Her husband of over 25 years, Joseph W. Hilner, preceded her in death on July 6, 1961. Frieda was a graduate of the Muncy High School Class of 1932. She was a former member of the Moreland Baptist Church for many years and currently a member of the Hughesville Baptist Church. Frieda was a former member of the Hughesville Senior Citizen's and enjoyed latch hooks and working in the school building at the Lycoming County Fair.
  Surviving are two sons, Eldon M. (Shirley) Hilner of Florida and Ivan W. (Christie) Hilner of Williamsport; a daughter, Cheryl H. (John) LaClair of Virginia; a sister, Edith M. Michael of Williamsport; six grandchildren, David, Stacey, Joseph, Heather, Kelly and Kurt; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Frieda was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard D. Michael and Leon "Mike" Michael. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Thomas M. Brokaw officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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MILLER -

Williamsport Grit, Nov. 26, 1939;
Alanson Miller, 63, of 534 Canal Street, died Tuesday at the Williamsport Hospital. Surviving arc his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Miller; three daughters, Mrs. Julia Miller, of this city: Fanny and Edith Mae, at home; six sons. Theodore and Harry, of this city, and George, Aisel, Edgbert, Russell, all at home. Services were held Friday afternoon at the Sanson funeral home.

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MILLER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 2, 2009;
Charles F. Miller, 83, of Jersey Shore, PA, passed away at his home Saturday, February 28, 2009. He was the husband of Carol A. Van Order with whom he celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on July 13, 2008. Charles was born on October 27, 1925 in Tombs Run, PA, and was the son of the late Angus Lee and Dorothy Clark Miller. Charles graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1943. He was a WWII Army veteran who was proud to have served his country. Charles enjoyed cutting firewood, gardening, playing the guitar and watching his favorite game shows "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" and "The Family Feud". He retired in 1986, after 26 years as an operator from PennDOT. In addition to his wife Carol, he is survived by two sons, John E. (Luz) of Dallas, TX, Scott L. of Jersey Shore; a daughter Cheryl E. (David M.) Fogleman of Jersey Shore; a sister Betty Lou Miller "The AKA Peacock Lady" of Jersey Shore; and three grandchildren, Justine, David P. Fogleman of Jersey Shore and Ty Charles Miller of Dallas, TX. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Charles's Life Celebration on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 12-1 p.m. at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home," 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, PA. A funeral service will follow Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, followed by the interment at the Tombs Run Cemetery. In Charles's memory, contributions may be made to HOPE Enterprises, P.O. Box 1837, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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MILLER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 18, 2009;
Ethel Sevilla Greene, 91, of the Williamsport Home Apartments, died Friday, January 16, 2009 at the Williamsport Home. Born May 24, 1917 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Milton O. and Jennie S. Barry Miller. She was a lifetime member of Central Baptist Church, attending from childhood and being baptized there on April 14, 1926. Ethel graduated from the Williamsport High School on June 13, 1934. She later graduated with the first class from the Hoyt School of Practical Nursing in Williamsport on May 24, 1955 and became licensed by the State of PA on March 3, 1956. She married Gerald Guy Greene on February 1, 1936, who died in 1974. Ethel had worked as a bookkeeper for her husband's business for 28 years. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol (Larry) Bender of Linden; two granddaughters, Lauralyn S. (Scott) Weisel of South Williamsport, Lisa C. (Jonathan) Parker of Missouri, and a grandson Michael L.(Sarah) Bender of Boyertown; five great-grandchildren, Nicole, Megan, and Nathan Parker, and Caralyn and Cameron Weisel. Ethel was predeceased besides her husband Gerald, by two brothers; Marlin M. and Merrill O. Miller and a sister-in-law, Vera L. Miller. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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MILLER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 18, 2009;
Raymond J. (Skip) Miller, Jr., 80, a resident of 1267 State Home Road, Montgomery, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2009 in the Gatehouse at Williamsport, following an illness of two years. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Monday, July 2, 1928, he was the son of the late Raymond and Alice Miller. Skip was the husband of Shirley M. (Ashton) Miller with whom he celebrated a 52nd wedding anniversary on May 26, 2008. He served during the Second World War with the U.S. Army in Germany. Skip was employed in the foundry of Anchor Darling Valve Co. at Williamsport, retiring in 1996. He was a member of the Danville Eagles. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and farming. Skip especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
  In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and one daughter-in-law, Raymond J. Miller III, Montgomery; Robert W. and Lori Miller, Montgomery; Steven E. Miller, Milton; one daughter and son-in-law, Anitra and Adam Hampe, Muncy; three brothers, Elwood Miller, Watsontown; Clark Miller, Milton; Wilbur Miller, Watsontown; one sister, Alice Matt, Cleveland, OH. Skip is also survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, John Miller, and one sister, Margaret Ranck. Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 with Rev. Zach LaBagh, pastor of the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, officiating. Interment will be in the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Cemetery, Clinton Twp., Lycoming County, PA. Friends may call on Wednesday from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Graveside military honors will be accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

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MILLER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 24, 2009;
Todd D. Miller, 37, of Milton, passed away on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 as a result of injuries received in a pedestrian accident on Jan. 10, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted from the Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main St., Muncy, at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009. Interment will be in the Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a benefit account in Todd's behalf at M & T Bank, 33 S. Front St., Milton, Pa 17847.

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MILLER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 26, 2009;
Virginia L. Miller, 80, of Muncy, died Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Born May 15, 1928, in Jordan Township, Lycoming County, she was a daughter of the late Russell E. and Margaret M. Gordner Miller. Virginia was a collector of angels and chickens. She enjoyed cleaning, shopping and dining out at various local restaurants. Virginia also enjoyed cooking and was well known for her potato soup. Surviving, are two sons, Ronald (Dixie) Allen of Glen Mawr and Dearl Miller of Williamsport; two daughters, Connie Charles and Shirley (Glenn) Temple, both of Hughesville; two brothers, Jason Allen and Harley (Kathy) Allen, both of Hughesville; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Virginia was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
  Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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MILLER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 25, 2009;
William R. Miller, 72, of Clayton Avenue, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 at Manor Care North. He was born Jan. 8, 1937 in Williamsport, the son of William F. and Mary Barbara Steinbacher Miller. William was married to Jeannette (nee: Kint), they were married 49 years ago at the First Baptist Church by the Rev. Wilbur S. Sheriff. He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran who served on the USS Essex and was stationed during his career from Florida to Canada and also was a Navy recruiter and he later worked for Grumman's. William was a member of the First Baptist Church in Williamsport. He was a life member of the DAV, the Fleet Reserve Association and the USS Essex Association. Surviving besides his wife, Jeannette is a daughter, Elizabeth (Wayne) Miller of Danville and a son, Mahlon (Wendy) Miller of Escondido, CA; his siblings, Donna (Harry) Snavely Of Leighton and Carl P. Gearhart, II of DuBoistown; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was predeceased by an infant daughter Annette Lynn. Relatives and friends are invited to William's Life Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Maneval "Life Celebration" Home 500 W. Fourth St. Services will follow at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date in Wildwood Cemetery.
  Family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church, 380 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa 17701 or to the Navy Relief Society, P.O. Box 21, Building 3, NASJRB, Willow Grove, Pa 19090.

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MITSCHELE -

Christina Mitschele was born in Nippunos Valley, Lycoming co. Pa. Nov. 24, 1848 and died in the home of her dau. Mrs. William Walker four miles southwest of Richland (pulaski co.mo) Feb. 3, 1931.Age at time of passing 82 yrs, 2 months and 9 days. She came to mo. with her parents in the yr.1868.she was married to A. J. Colley August 19, 1877 and to this union was born 2 children. Mrs Nettie Walker of Richland an j.grover colley of Lahabra, California the day they were married they rode horseback to the baptist church atI Ideuma where they were married by. Rev. M .M. King, they made thier home on Colley Hollow for about 7 yrs. then moved to the old R.H. Hendricks farm near mouth of bear creek where they built a house and lived for more than 33 yrs.on april 24,1895, Mr. Colley died leaving Mrs. Colley with thier 2 children.they remained on the farm for 24 yrs.but after sale of farm.Mrs. Colley made her home with her dau.nellie.on Jan.12, 1902 she united with the methodist church at Wair chapel.She leaves to mourn her loss 2 children Mrs. Nettie Walker of Pulaski co.mo,her son J. Glover Colley of la habra , Calif.There was also 3 grandchildren. Irene Walker, Grover Gay and Velta Colley, one brother Charlie Mitschele of Richland and 2 half sisters-Mrs. Etta Guy of Arkansas - Mrs. Nannie Johnson of Richland and 3 half brothers, Elias Mitschcele of Drumright, OK, Harley Mitschele of Poplar Bluff, MO, and Andy Mitschele of Horton, Kansas, funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.H. Zumwalt at Independence Church Thursday am. andthe body was taken to Colley Cemetery.(email contact for this family)

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MONASTRO -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
The two-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Monastro, of 1032 Mary Street. died Friday at the Williamsport Hospital. Funeral services were held yesterday.

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MOODY -

Williamsport Grit, Nov. 26, 1939;
Frank A. Moody, 68, of 2803 West Fourth Street, died last Sunday at the Williamsport Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Clara Katherine Moody: three daughters and three sons, Doris and Richard, at home: Mrs. Lottie Crider, Mrs. Helen McQuay, and Leonard, of this city, and Allen, of Toledo, O.; brother, Victor, of Warren, and a half-sister, Mrs. Augusta Olson, of Akron, O. Services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon, in charge of the Rev. Ira S. Sassaman, pastor of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, of which Mr. Moody was a member.

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MOORE -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
Howard L. Moore, of 609 Depot Street, received word last week of the death of his father. Harry L. Moore, of Glen Bornie, Mr. Moore suffered a heart attack while driving to California. He was in Arizona when death occurred. Also surviving are his wife, the former Mary Lehman, formerly of this city; another son, Pfc. Paul. overseas: a daughter, Peggy, at home: two brothers. Louis, of Jersey Shore, and Carl, of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Elwood Kimble, of this city. Funeral services and burial will be at Jersey Shore.

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MOORE -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 24, 2009;
Richard L. Moore, 86, of Harrisburg, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009. He was born Sept. 15, 1922 in Williamsport, a son of the late Paul B. and Elizabeth East Moore. Richard was married to the late Candus Prince Moore. He graduated in 1941 from Williamsport High School. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Williamsport, and Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Harrisburg. Richard was a World War II veteran of the United States Army serving from 1943-46 in the China-Burma-India War Zone. Richard was employed by the Commonwealth of PA, State Liquor Stores. He retired in 1985 as a general store manager.
  Richard was a member of the St. John Lodge No. 26 Sixth Masonic District, Williamsport, since 1953. He had the distinguished honor of being Worshipful District Deputy Grand Master, Emeritus. He is survived by two sons, Guy (Kathy) Prince and Stratton Prince, one daughter, Sheila (Dell) Jackson, sister-in-law, Lavina Moore, nephew, Roger (Robin) Moore, nieces, Joanne (Lee) Fisher, Dianna (Clifford) Fairfax, Cherylene Moore, Dawn Moore and Tiara Moore, four grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Roger, and Lewis Moore. A viewing will be held at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 2339 N. Sixth St., Harrisburg, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 followed by a masonic service at 10:30 a.m. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Major H. Winfield Funeral Home, 704 N. Front St., Steelton.

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MOORE -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 21, 2009;
Wayne J. Moore, Sr., 65, of Williamsport, passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2009 in Williamsport Hospital. Born May 19, 1943 in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Robert J. and Kathryn Brown Moore. A veteran of the United States Navy, he was educated within the Williamsport school system. He spent many years working at Frito Lay Corporation and later retired from Eastern Industries Construction. He was predeceased by his parents, son, Michael M. Moore, brothers, Robert B. Moore, Keith H. Moore, and Charles K. Moore, and sisters Christine Moore, Gretchen M. Ahmed and Cheryl E. Morrison. Wayne is survived by his daughter, Yvette D. Moore of Los Angeles, CA; sons, Wayne J. (Diana) Moore, Jr. and Darven (Melissa) Moore, of Williamsport, PA; 16 grandchildren; four sisters, Kathryn J. Luther, New Haven, CT, Judith E. (William) Davidson and Cynthia R. Moore, both of Binghamton, NY, and Vanessa M. (Raleigh) Coates of Trevose, PA; three brothers, B. Edward (Barbara) Moore, New Britain, CT, Albert B. (Rosie) Moore, Junction City, KS, and Joseph K. Moore, Harrisburg, PA; and one brother-in-law, Larry Morrison, New Haven, CT. Memorial services will be held on 12 p.m. Saturday, January 31 at Shiloh Baptist Church.

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MORIN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 8, 2009;
Paul Joseph Morin, age 63, died of complications following surgery on March 5, 2009. Paul was born Jan. 24, 1946, in Arlington, Va., to Paul and Louise McMunn Morin. He was raised in Williamsport, Pa. He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1964 and from Penn State in 1968 with a degree in marketing. After living 30 years in New York, N.Y., Paul and his wife, Ann, moved to Park City, Utah, where Paul was an avid hiker, traveler and bridge player. He was a United States Navy veteran. Paul was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Judith. He is survived by his wife and his brothers, William (Lolly) of Bowie, Md., and Peter (Maria) of Mercer, Pa., as well as three nephews and a niece. Visitation Friday, March 20, 2009, from 7 to 9 pm at the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. A Memorial Mass, will be held Saturday, March 21, 2009, 10 a.m., at the Church of The Annunciation, 410 Walnut St., followed by interment at Wildwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The People's Health Clinic of Park City, Friends of Animals Utah, the Salvation Army of Greater New York, or a charity of your choice.

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MORRIS -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27, 1918;
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Morris, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel Wynn, 416 Allen Street.

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MORRIS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 14, 2009;
Sherry M. Carpenter, 61, of 234 Seminary St., Jersey Shore, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 in The Gatehouse at the Divine Providence Hospital. She was the daughter of Melvin Ergott and the fromer Verna Morris. Sherry is survived by her husband, Charles L. Carpenter, they were united in marriage Aug. 5, 1966 in the Swissdale United Methodist Church. Her greatest love was spending time with her family and friends. Also surviving is two daughters, Karen A. (Tony) Cargo of Cogan Station and Krista L. (Ken) Stover of Jersey Shore, three granddaughters, Kiara, Kiann and Kenzi, one half sister, Shelly (Maynard) Homler of Williamsport. Graveside funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. Family suggests memorial contribution be made in her name to The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA. Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, is in charge of arrangements.

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MOYER -

Unknown newspaper source, 1948 [Submitted by Marlyn Stone]
Glen G. Moyer, Conneautville, died Tuesday, July 6, 1948, at the Conneautville Hospital. He is survived by his wife Edith; four sisters, Mrs. Oscar Reeder, Endicott, NY, Mrs. Lawrence Mest, Harrisburg, Mrs. William Dawes, Baltimore, MD, and Mrs. Richard Fladd, Trout Run; three brothers, John, of Liberty and Ravo and Ernest, of Williamsport. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday at the Liberty Lutheran Church with the Rev. Woodward H. Klinger, officiating. Interment will be in Freidens Cemetery. Friends may call at the Liberty funeral home on Friday evening from 7 to 9 o'clock. 

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MOYER -

Gazette & Bulletin, July 12, 1901, Page 5
Mrs. Hannah Moyer died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah King, Green street, Muncy, Wednesday night, aged 92 years, 6 months, and 10 days. The deceased was a member of the German Reformed Lutheran church. 

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MOYER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 6, 2009;
Warren E. Moyer, 87, of Ridge Road, Northumberland, passed away February 5 in Nottingham Village, where he had been a resident for the past two weeks. Warren was born March 14, 1921 in Selinsgrove, the eldest son of the late Elmer J. and Olive C. (Row) Moyer.
  July 4, 1943, he married the former Dorothy M. "Dot" Sassaman who preceded him in death on November 18, 2005, breaking their marital union of 62 years. He was a 1939 graduate of Northumberland High School. He then enlisted and served in the U.S. Army from January 20, 1943 until his Honorable Discharge February 6, 1946. Warren was a Technician 4th Grade with Battery D 500th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion at Greenland Base Command. Following his military career, he began working for the PA Railroad at the Northumberland yard as a machinist, where he worked until his retirement in 1982. Warren was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Northumberland. He was also a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Eureka Lodge #404, Northumberland and the Williamsport Consistory of the Scottish Rite. During retirement, Warren enjoyed camping and traveling with Dot, gardening and yard work, family gatherings, especially at the "line shack" and meeting with his classmates for breakfast on Wednesday mornings at the El Rancho. He was a fan of big band music. While Dot was a resident at Nottingham Nursing Home (1998-2005), Warren volunteered there and especially enjoyed playing host for the residents' weekly wine and cheese receptions. He is survived by two sisters and one brother-in-law, Lucille and Robert E. Moyer and Jean Peters, both of Northumberland; one brother, Carson P. Moyer of Harrisburg; two brothers-in-law and their wives John "Al" and Nancy Sassaman of Northumberland and Ken and Ellen Sassaman of Lady Lake, FL, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Esther J. (Moyer) Sulouff; and five brothers, Marvin, Dale, Robert, James and John Moyer.
  Friends and family may visit Saturday from 1011 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Sixth and King Streets, Northumberland, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m, with his pastor Rev. Michelle Beissel officiating. Burial with military honors, accorded by American Legion Post #44 will follow in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Warrens memory to Trinity United Methodist Church, Sixth and King Streets, Northumberland, 17857 or to SUN Home Hospice, PO Box 232, Northumberland, or any hospice of donor's choice. Arrangements are by The Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland.

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MULLER -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 25 1918;
Muller - Funeral services for H. C. Muller who died Wednesday morning in Hagerstown, Md., will be conducted this afternoon at the home on Vine avenue at 2:30. o'clock.

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MURRAY -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 9, 2009;
John J. "Jack" Murray died peacefully at home on February 7 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was 69 years old. Born in Sharon Hill, PA and raised in Chestnut Hill, PA, Jack attended LaSalle College High School and received his Baccalaureate degree from LaSalle College. He was commissioned an officer in the US Air Force in 1962 after attending OTS at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas. While in the Air Force Jack served as a Launch Control Officer in the 455th Strategic Missile Wing of the Strategic Air Command, employing the Minuteman ICBM, based at Minot AFB, North Dakota. At the same time he was serving as a missile combat crew member, he earned his Master of Science Degree in Industrial Management from the University of North Dakota. After achieving the rank of Captain, Jack was honorably discharged in 1970 when he entered the business world, spending 16 years in executive positions with companies in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Manhattan. He formed his own management consulting firm in 1986 and grew that business until retiring in 1995.
  Jack then settled in the Hughesville area with his wife, Suzanne, who survives him. He became very active in the local community, volunteering his time and talents to the Lycoming County Conservation District, the Lycoming Woodland Owners' Association, the Hughesville Sesquicentennial Celebration and the Pennsylvania Forest Stewards, among other activities.
  Jack fully enjoyed his retirement. He loved reading, traveling, working in his garden and orchard, and hiking in his woods. Jack was a man of quality and good character with a very creative sense of humor; he touched many lives. Jack was a wonderful husband, father and friend who will be sorely missed. Also surviving are a daughter, Margaret Anne Fleming (Annapolis), and sons John Thomas Murray (Schwenksville) and Christopher Thorell Murray (New York) and four grandchildren. His brother Thomas died in 2007. Visitation will be at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home on Friday, February 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Burial will be private. The family will provide flowers and suggests contributions be made in Jack's memory to the Geisinger Health System Foundation or the Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice (through the Susquehanna Health Foundation).

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MYERS -

Williamsport Grit, Feb. 2, 1936;
Rev. Walter Crane Myers, formerly general secretary of the local Y. M.C, A., died at Boston after having served for 50 years as a minister. He completed his four years of service with the local Y. M. C. A., April 10, 1902, while the association had its headquarters in the present Knight of Columbus Building, He war active in Odd Fellow and Masonic Lodges.

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NEARHOOF -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 1, 2009;
Debra Kay Phillips, 52, of Hughesville, passed away at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, on Jan. 29, 2009, after an extended illness. She and her husband, Roderick L. Phillips, would have celebrated 35 years of marriage on July 27. Debra was born in Tyrone, Pa on July 13, 1956, a daughter of Richard G. and Joyce (Davis) Nearhoof. Debra attended high school in Tyrone but graduated from Muncy High School in 1974. Following graduation, she worked at the former GTE-Sylvania plant in Montoursville. In the late 70's she graduated from State Beauty School and worked at Holiday Hair, Lycoming Mall, and later owned and operated "Deb Phillips Beauty Shop." Debra was a former Pop Warner cheerleading coach, a member of the Flower Power bowling league and a Red Cross volunteer. Over the years, she was active within several churches including the Hughesville Friends Church, Moreland Baptist and First Southern Baptist Church. As a bone marrow and liver transplant recipient, she advocated for organ donation awareness and was a member of the Williamsport Area Transplant Support Group. She also enjoyed crafting and playing the clarinet and piano. She is survived by her mother, Joyce Michael of Jersey Shore, her husband Roderick L. Phillips of Hughesville, one daughter, Stephanie and husband Joseph Taggart, of Hughesville, three brothers, Richard and James Nearhoof, both residing in Muncy, and William Nearhoof of Jersey Shore. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Dylan, Tyler and Alyson Taggart. She is predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Nearhoof and her father, Richard G. Nearhoof. The funeral will be on Thursday at 11 a.m., at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville with Greg Houseknecht officiating. Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to organ donation efforts at the Gift of Life, 401 N. Third St., Philadelphia, Pa 19123.

NEECE -

Williamsport Grit, May 24, 1891;
Henry Neece aged about 75 years, died Friday night at the residence of Joseph Pidcoe, four miles above Newberry. The funeral will take place today. Interment at Wildwood.

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NEIDIG -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 16, 2009;
NEIDIG - Frederick C. Neidig, 60, of Wilkes-Barre, formerly of Williamsport, died Tuesday, January 13, 2009, after losing his battle with cancer. Born March 18, 1948 in Williamsport, he was a son of Carl and Virginia Wagner Neidig. He was a 1967 graduate of Williamsport Area School. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War. He resided in Wilkes-Barre, where he was employed at Quite Flex, and enjoyed his work and his co-workers. Rick enjoyed fishing, playing golf and loved skiing, photography and NASCAR. Surviving are his father Carl and step-mother Betty Neidig of Williamsport, two brothers David (Susan) Neidig of Huntersville, and Tim (Susan) Neidig and his niece and nephews Allyson, Adam, and Alex, all of Williamsport; a friend David (Lisa) Dobbs of Wilkes-Barre, and may we all have a friend like Dave. He was predeceased by his mother Virginia Neidig. Per Rick's request, there will be no services. The family asks donations in Rick's name be made to your local American Cancer Society. Ricky was a sight organ donor and was loved by all and will be dearly missed. Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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NEUFER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 5, 2009;
Mrs. Ann M. Trepanowski, 58, of 619 First Avenue, Williamsport, died Saturday, January 3, 2009, at The Williamsport Hospital & Medical Center. Mrs. Trepanowski had been employed by the former Leader Nursing Center and HCR ManorCare at Williamsport. Ann had been a member and communicant of the Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church at South Williamsport. Ann had been a member of the National Audubon Society. Mrs. Trepanowski had earned her BSN from Penn College at Williamsport. She previously had secured her R.N. and L.P.N. certifications. Born Jan. 24, 1950 at New York, New York, she was the daughter of the late Burrows Edward and Mary E. Moran Neufer. Surviving are her two sons, Robert J. Trepanowski and his partner, Ann Palmer of Williamsport, and Joseph J. Trepanowski of Springfield Gardens, New York. Also surviving are her sister, Catherine Wilson of South Williamsport, and her two brothers, Edward Neufer and Patrick Neufer, both of Williamsport, and her two grandsons, Felix and Jack Trepanowski. Funeral services and the Memorial Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2009, at Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 800 West Central Avenue, South Williamsport. Her priest, the Rev. Father Michael J. Zipay, will be the celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a gathering for all to remember and celebrate the life of Ann M. Trepanowski at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport, on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.

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NEWMAN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 21, 2009;
Lillian N. Fague, 100, formerly of Picture Rocks, died Sunday, January 11, 2009 at Riverwoods in Lewisburg, where she had resided for the past 16 years. Born June 25, 1908, in Beaver Meadows, Carbon County, she was a daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. Harry W. Newman. Her husband of 52 years, Rolland S. Fague, preceded her in death on July 15, 1979.
  Mrs. Fague graduated from the Picture Rocks High School Class of 1927. She was employed at the former Strawbridge and Clothier, Philadelphia, L. L. Stearns, Williamsport and retired from the Muncy Valley Hospital in 1973, after having worked there for nine years. Mrs. Fague was active in her church and community. She was a member of the Picture Rocks United Methodist Church and served in many capacities over the years, including choir member, Sunday School teacher, Administrative Board member of the church and the W.S.C.S. Mrs. Fague was also a member of the former Hughesville Women's Club and the Muncy Valley Hospital Auxiliary. After moving to Lewisburg, she became an active participant in the chorus, chime choir, and Kazoo Band, and also volunteered at the Slifer House. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in law, Donald S. and wife Dottie Fague of Picture Rocks and Harry N. Fague of Curlsville; a niece, Judith A. Staples of Shickshinny; five grandchildren; six great grandsons; one great-great granddaughter; and one step-great-great granddaughter. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Fague was preceded in death by a sister, Helen N. Ash and a daughter-in-law, Delores Fague. A celebration of her life will be held on June 28, 2009 at the Picture Rocks United Methodist Church. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions to the Picture Rocks United Methodist Church, c/o Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 366, Picture Rocks, PA 17762. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

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NICAR -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 26, 2009;
Katherine "Kay" Griffith, 85, of 1525 Warren Ave., died Saturday, January 24, 2009 at The Gatehouse. Kay and her husband Harold Griffith celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on August 9. She was born May 19, 1924 in South Bend, Indiana and was the daughter of Phillip and Marie Williams Nicar. Kay graduated from South Side High School in Fort Wayne, ID and attended Indiana University there. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and sang in its choir for many years. She was a member of Lycoming Chapter of National Society of DAR and a charter member of the Amity Club. She is survived by her husband Harold Griffith; a son, David Griffith, Crofton, MD; and two granddaughters, Ashley and Kelsey Griffith. Kay was predeceased by a daughter Carol Burgess. There will be no visitation and burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Kay's name may be made to The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA. Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., is in charge of arrangements.

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NICODEMUS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 2, 2009;
Katie Ann Nicodemus, 16, of 1179 East Valley Road, Loganton, PA, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008. Strictly private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Wayne P. Urbine Funeral Home, Inc., 95 E. Main St., Loganton, PA.

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NINTZEL -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 25 1918;
Mrs. Ida Matilda Nintzel passed away at her home in Oshkosh, Wis.. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, and her funeral took place the Thursday following. She left her widower, Dr. R. N. Nintzel, four sons and a daughter. She formerly resided in Williamsport and its vicinity; her maiden name was Dietz, and among her relatives in this city are E. E. Schleh, Heydorn and Eugene Schleh, of 414 West Edwin street, and Mrs. F. Rothfoss, of 201 Washington Street.

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NOBLE -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 2, 2009;
Angeline Andrews, 90, of 690 Woodland Ave., Williamsport, died Friday, February 27, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital. Born August 6, 1918 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Tony Sorentino and Adelaide "Ida" (Giacomi) Noble. She was preceded in death by her husband Malcolm C. Andrews in 1992 and fours sisters, Francis O'Brien, Viola Holt, Caroline Amici, and Katherine Dauber. She and husband owned taverns for over 40 years, and she had also worked for GTE Sylvania. She attended the Church of the Ascension. Surviving are two daughters, Caryll Ann Andrews-Carson of Las Vegas, NV and Deanna Andrews of city; a son M.C. Andrews of city; five grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a brother Lawrence Noble. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Ascension, 2111 Linn St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Charles J. Cummings officiating. Burial will be held in Mount Zion Cemetery, Penn Township. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.

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NOVIELLO -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 8, 2009;
Carmella Theresa Mazzante, 83, of 306 W. Eighth Ave. South Williamsport, died Friday Feb. 6, 2009 while surrounded by her family. Carmella was born in Williamsport on Feb. 23, 1925, a daughter of Gennaro and Rose Piccolo Noviello. She was a homemaker and small business owner in South Williamsport but her greatest passion was her children and grandchildren and ensuring they were properly equipped with Godly principles. Carmella was dedicated to the Lord and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. An avid golfer, she was a former member of the White Deer Women's Golf League. Carmella and her husband, Dominick "Chiz" Mazzante celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on Aug. 10, 2008. Surviving in addition to her husband are nine children, Louis (Jean) Mazzante III of Easton, Dominick (Patricia) Mazzante of Williamsport, James (Kim) Mazzante of Linden, Ann (Joseph) Engel of South Williamsport, Michael Mazzante of Florence, S.C., Rita (Kurt) Wertz of South Williamsport, Thomas (Joanne) Mazzante of Bethlehem, Pa., Nancy (Joseph) Caschera of South Williamsport, Linda (Lee) Fessler of South Williamsport, 38 grandchildren, 24 great- grandchildren, a sister, Assunta Mussare of South Williamsport, three brothers, Ernest A. Noviello of Williamsport, Joseph E. Noviello of South Williamsport, and Orlando J. Noviello of Muncy. In addition to her parents, brothers, Rev. Anthony A. Noviello, Phillip C. Noviello and a sister Matilda Miele, preceded her in death.
  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with her pastor, Rev. Michael J. Zipay officiating, with burial to follow at Wildwood Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday evening, with a family prayer service at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carmella's name may be made to the National Right of Life Committee, 512 10th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004.

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NUNN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 25, 2009;
Janet L. Lutcher, 76, of 181 Caraway Drive, Cogan Station, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 at Valley View Nursing Center. Born May 21, 1932 in Huntersville she was the daughter of Ransom and Ethel Hall Nunn. Janet retired from Textron in 1993 after 29 years of service. She was active in western style square dancing with the Susquehanna Swingers. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in South Williamsport, and the Lycova Grange. Surviving is her husband of 35 years, Henry "Hank" Lutcher; three children, sons, Steve (Kathy) Waltz of Cogan Station, and David (Cindy) Waltz of Avis; a step daughter, Gail Phillips of Clarkstown; five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren; six sisters, Barbara Demarest of Milton, Patricia Muffley of Montandon, Sandra Miller of Linden, Debra Fitzgerald of Milton, Sharron Levering of Cogan Station, and Carol Shurtz of Milford, Mass.; two brothers, Thomas Nunn of Selinsgrove, and David Nunn of New Columbia. The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 S. Howard St., South Williamsport with the Rev. Maurice C. Frontz III officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.

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O’BRIEN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 9, 2009;
Helen E. Betrone, 100, of Center St., passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital. She was born December 20, 1908 in Williamsport, the daughter of James J. and Nora McDonnell O'Brien. Helen was the wife of the late Theodore R. Betrone. She was a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church. Helen lived in Hazleton for 19 years, prior to moving to Williamsport, August of 1990. When living in Hazleton, she was active in the St. Joseph Auxiliary and a member of the St. Gabriel's Church. She enjoyed socializing, watching her cooking shows and spending time with her family. Survived by nieces and nephews, John M. (Barbara) O'Brien of Greensboro, NC, Karen (Jan) Ransdorf of Montoursville, Anne M. (William) Munns of Montgomery, Regina A. Nestlerode of Renovo and Sally (Pete) Tedesco of Williamsport. Helen was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Cox, three brothers, Jack D. O'Brien, James C. O'Brien and Fran O'Brien. Family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Annunciation Catholic Church, 410 Walnut St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Family and friends are invited to Helen's Life Celebration from 9 until 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Annunciation Catholic Church, with Rev. John K. Manno, celebrant. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

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O'DEA -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Daniel O'Dea died at the Williamsport hospital early Sunday morning. The funeral, private, was held early in the week.

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Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 15, 2009;
OSMAN - Donald R. Osman, 75, of Muncy Exchange Road, Muncy, died Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at the Hospice Community Care inpatient unit in Wilkes-Barre. Born January 27, 1933, at his parents' home in Sunbury, he was a son of the late Lawrence H. and Pauline (Haas) Osman.
  He and his wife of 55 years, the former Joyce E. Dyer, were married September 20, 1953.
  Following graduation from Sunbury High School in 1950, he served as a B-29 and B-50 gunner in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Don attended the Williamsport Technical Institute and later graduated from Penn College with an Associate Degree in Business. Through the years, he worked at the Watsontown Foundry, Sprout-Waldron, Ralph S. Alberts, and Schnadig International Furniture. In 1990, he retired from Koroseal Wall Protection, Muncy, where he worked as a pattern maker. He was involved in scouting for 20 years, having served as a Cub Master and Scout Master. He was inducted into the Vigil Honor of Order of the Arrow and was the recipient of both the Silver Beaver Award and the Lamb Award, the highest Lutheran award for outstanding service to youth. Don worked as a Weight Watcher leader for 20 years and enjoyed roller-blading, cross-country skiing, tennis, basketball, bicycling and jogging. He sang in several area church choirs and was a talented wood and plastics craftsman.
  Don will fondly be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who was always willing to help those in need. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Karen Osman of Bandera, Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Joseph Panzitta of Harding; five grandchildren, Bryson Osman and wife Sherry of Hughesville, Matthew Panzitta and Andrew Panzitta, both of Harding, Riley Osman of Oklahoma and McKenna Osman of Bandera, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Kaydins Osman of Hughesville; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Emma Jean Osman of Selinsgrove; and multiple nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Debra Carl of Sunbury. He is also survived by extended family members Kathy, Steve and Blake Whipple of Hughesville.
  He was predeceased by a grandson, Colby Lucas Osman, and two brothers, Larry and Fred Osman. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 17 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 39 Paradise St., Turbotville, where the service will be held at noon, with the Rev. Erwin C. Roux officiating. The family prefers to provide the flowers and requests memorial contributions be made to either Heartland Hospice Services, 38 N. Main St., Pitttston, PA 18640 or Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704. Arrangements are under the direction of Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.

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OVERDURF -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27, 1918;
Helena, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burns Overdurf, died at her home, 156 Government Place, last Sunday. Funeral on Thursday at the home.

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Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 19, 2009;
Josephine Drazba of State College, PA, formerly of Port Richey, FL, Lexington, MI and Detroit, MI, passed away, after a brief illness at the Mt. Nittany Hospital on February 16, 2009.
  She was born on October 24, 1923 in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Mario and Rosemary (Scaduto) Pace. She was preceded in death by her husband John W. Drazba. She is survived by her son John Drazba of McComb Township; daughter Carol Malcolm of State College; grandsons, John and Matthew Drazba; granddaughters, Taylor and Mackenzie Malcolm; great grandson Nicholas Drazba; sister Maria Leneway; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are under the care of Wujek-Calcaterra and sons in Sterling Heights, MI.

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Williamsport Grit, Aug. 25 1918;
The funeral of F. N. Page, who had passed away at his residence, 321 Center street, Wednesday evening, took place yesterday afternoon at Trinity Episcopal church. At the services at the house the Rev. Malcolm de Pui Maynard, a grandson of Mr. Page, officiated and at the church the services were conducted by the rector, the Rev. Dr. D. Wilmot Gateson, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Maynard. There was a very large assemble of relatives and friends at the church, among them the employees of the Wi1liamsport Furniture company in body. The pallbearers were R. W. Scott, H. A. Gibson, Charles Woellmer, J. F. Huling, Henry Purdy, of Northumberland, and James Kerr. Friends and relatives, from out of town who were present included the following: Mr. and Mrs. John Page, Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Else. Boston, Mass.; Mrs. F. T. Page, Miss Bertha Page; Mrs. Elizabeth Page. Mr. and Mrs. R F. Page and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Page and daughter, Miss Clara Bristol, Miss Elizabeth Bristol, all of Athens; C. F. Murray and A. B. Erath; Wilkes-Barre; Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Page and daughter, New York city.

Frederick North Page was born in Athens township, Bradford county, Dec. 5. 1832. His parents were natives of England and came to the United States in 1830, first settled in Baltimore, Md., and soon afterwards moved by wagon to Bradford, county. He was educated in the county schools of that period, attending school until 14 years of age. He then left home and engaged in clerking in 3 general store in Athens, and on reaching his majority he purchased an interest in the business. About three years later he bought the business and conducted it until 1865, when he sold his stock and engaged in the furniture trade in Titusville. In 1867 he came to Williamsport and opened a large retail furniture store at Fourth and Hepburn streets, which he conducted for ten years when the failures of others compelled him to dispose of his business. Previous to this he had become one of the original stockholders of the Williamsport Furniture company. In 1877 he became actively engaged with that company and had since been its active manager. For about 35 years Mr. Page was vestry man of Trinity church, and for 20 years was senior warden. He was an active churchman all his life, and took prominent part in parish and diocesan activities, and was a member of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Harrisburg from its formation in 1905 until two years ago, when he relinquished the post because of advanced years. He also was a strong supporter of Trinity church at Athens, which largely ones its existence to his energies. He also was a member of the Ross club.

Mr. Page left four daughters, Miss Ellen M. Page and Miss Ethel Page, both at home; Mrs. James W. Maynard, of thin city, and Mrs. Clarence E. Else, of Boston, Mass., and by three sons, F. W. Page, of New York city, John Page, of Philadelphia, and A. Thomas Page, of this city.

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PAOLO -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 28, 2009;
Josephine "Jo Anne" Fawcett, 82, of Cape Coral died January 23, 2009 at Hope Hospice. She was born July 6, 1926 in Williamsport, PA to Michele and Rose Paolo. Jo Anne graduated from Lycoming College in Williamsport with her Bachelors Degree. She began her teaching career in Tamaqua, PA, where she taught for 25 years. She was voted Women of the Year by Pennsylvania Teachers Association in 1959. Upon retirement in 1979, she moved to Cape Coral, where she was a member of the Cape Coral Elks Lodge #2596 and Business and Professional Women/USA. Her family includes three nephews; Anthony Paola of Berlin, NJ, Michael Paolo of Pine Hill, NJ, and Michael Cronin of La Jolla, CA, and five great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Dean in 1991. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Williamsport, PA. Arrangements by the Metz Chapel of Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes, Cape Coral.

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PAULHAMUS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 20, 2009;
L. LaRue Paulhamus, 65, of 3459 State Route 973 W., Cogan Station, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday, January 18, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital, after being stricken earlier in the day. LaRue and his wife the former Sandra L. Horn, celebrated their 37th anniversary, Oct. 16, 2008. LaRue retired in 2006, after 42 years at Textron. He attended Oak Grove Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, was a 1962 graduate of Williamsport High School, enjoyed classic cars and John Deere tractors and loved his cats Doodles and Blacky.
  Born Nov. 6, 1943 in Williamsport, he was the son of Lester S. L. and Grace L. Hornberger Paulhamus. Surviving besides his wife are a son, Jason L. (Rebecca); brothers, D. Jay (Colleen) and Jan F. (Paulette), all of Cogan Station; a sister, Joy L. (John) Aderhold of Williamsport and six nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Knight-Confer's, 1914 Memorial Ave., with Pastors Jonathan E. Porter and Andrew W. Brokopp officiating. Burial will be in State Road Cemetery, Cogan Station. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday. The family will provide the flowers and suggests donations to the Oak Grove Church, 1680 Fox Hollow Road, Williamsport.

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PENTZ -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 18, 1918;
Mrs. Sarah Ann Pentz, widow of Levo Pentz, died on Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. Swarm, of Fairfield township. She was 82 years old and left for sons and two daughters. Funeral this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock; interment will be made in the Edgewood cemetery.

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PERSUN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 25, 2009;
Lora E. Ulmer, 92, of Route 220 Highway, Jersey Shore, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital. Lora was predeceased by her husband, Howard C. Ulmer, Jan. 31, 2001 and two brothers, Jack and Donald Persun. Lora was a waitress at Henry's Bar B Q for many years and had attended Maranatha Bible Church. Born April 24, 1916 in Cogan House, she was the daughter of Bruce E. and Louise D. Nicholas Persun. Surviving are sons, Merrill E. and John A., both of Jersey Shore; a sister, Dorothy P. Watkins of Cogan House; five grandchildren, Bruce Ulmer, Boyd (Lori) Ulmer, Troy Ulmer, Trent (Tricia) Ulmer and Tammy (Jerry) Harris; and four great grandchildren, Gabrielle Harris, Mattea Ulmer, and Tiffany and Tierney Ulmer. A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Salladasburg Cemetery, with Pastor Shawn D. Grubb officiating. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions to the New Tribes Mission in care of Andy Seibert, 314 Columbia Court, Sanford, FL 32771.

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PERSUN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 3, 2009;
Virginia P. Wentzler, 83, of Pennsdale, died Sunday, February 1, 2009 at the Muncy Valley Hospital. Born September 4, 1925, in Cogan House Township, Lycoming County, she was a daughter of the late Ira and Florence Connelly Persun. She and her husband, T. Clifford Wentzler, celebrated 65 years of marriage on October 2, 2008. Virginia was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Pennsdale. She was also a member of the West Branch Grange and a Charter Member of the Muncy Township Fire Company Auxiliary. Virginia was a 4H Quarter Century Leader and loved cooking, baking pies and gardening. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons, Paul O. (Patty) Wentzler of Pennsdale and Thomas C. Wentzler of Minnesota; a daughter, Ruth W. Lundy of Montgomery; a sister, Doris J. Wheeland of Troy; and six grandchildren. Virginia was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Rob Ransom officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 658 Village Rd., Pennsdale, PA 17756.

PESCATORE -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 26, 2009;
Elizabeth R. Verrilli (Pescatore), 89, of Montgomery PA, formerly of Paterson, NJ, passed away on Saturday January 24, 2009, in the Muncy Valley Hospital at Muncy, PA. Born in Paterson, NJ on December 29, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Angelina (DeFranco) Pescatore and was the cherished wife of 58 years to the late Ernest A. Verrilli (2006). She is survived by two sons, Michael E. Verrilli, Woodbridge, NJ; John A. Verrilli, Sr. and partner Dennis P. Manley, Montgomery, PA; one grandson John A Verrilli, Jr. and wife Jennifer, Sebring, FL; two great grandchildren Kaylie Ann and John Michael, Sebring, FL; one brother, Ben Pescatore and wife Ray, W. Paterson, NJ; four sisters, Antoinette Traifari, W. Hartford, CT, Francis Lorenzo and husband John, Myrtle Beach SC, Anna Bridle, Barnegate, NJ and Lucy Dirienzo and husband Dominic, Totowa Bro, NJ, and many nieces and nephews, all of whom will never forget her ever present smile. Elizabeth was preceded in death by five brothers, Tom, Carmen, Fed, John and Angelo and three sisters, Josephine, Betha and Mae. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 28 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, PA, with Rev. Glenn McCreary, officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wolf Township, Lycoming Co., PA.

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PFEIFFER -

Williamsport Grit, Jan. 11, 1925;
Pfeiffer - John F. Pfeiffer, of Linen, died at the home of his son, Earnest, 346 Louisa Street, on Tuesday evening. He was 86 years old and left two sons. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the house.

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PHILLIPS -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
Howard C. Phillips, former resident of Penn Township, died Monday, at the home of his son, Luther, in Dewart. He also is survived by another son, Walter, of Dewart; two daughters. Mrs. Ernest Nefuer and Mrs. Mary Heriman, of Hughesville; 15 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday.

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PIERCE -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 25 1918;
Richard Pierce, the 17 month- old son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Dean Pierce, of Kushequa, formerly of this place, died last Sunday. The body brought to Newberry and the funeral was conducted at the home of L. E. Phillips, Poplar street.

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PIZZADILI -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 15, 2009;
Giannina "Johnni" Pizzadili Kimball Marshall, 81, of 130 Oak St., Jersey Shore, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at her home. Born Jan. 18, 1928 in Felton, Del., she was the daughter of John Pizzadili and the former Lucy Immordino. She was preceded in death by her husband Franklin L. Marshall Sr., June 22, 1998. Johnni had many special friends who were near and dear to her. In her younger years, she worked various jobs in Delaware including Pizzadili Poultry and several family owned businesses. In 1968, she and her former husband, Enos Kimball, opened Kimball Trailer Sales. She retired from the Jersey Shore Hospital in 1994. She was also a member of the Crossroads Community Church. Johnni had a real zest for life and will always be remembered for her generous heart and her many acts of kindness. Surviving is a son, Enos J. Kimball II and Diane, stepchildren, Butch and Betty Marshall, Jeannine and Wade Sheddy, Kelly and Jerold Ross, Barry and Cindy Marshall, Lynn Marshall, and Sheryl and Charlie Watkins. Surviving grandchildren; Trisha Keith and Cole, step grandchildren; Tara, Toby, Casey, Franklin III, Jen , Lynn Jr., Heather, Heidi, Nathan, Drew, Morgan, Mariah, Mylie, Jerold Jr., Sam Jr., four great grandchildren, 13 step great grandchildren and one step great grandchild.
  She was also preceded in death by James Pizzadili and Mary Hynson. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call Monday evening Feb 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. The Rev. John Phillips will officiate. Family suggests memorial contributions be made in her name to the Crossroads Community Church, c/o Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home.

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Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
The funeral of Mrs. C. J. Plankenhorn, who died et her home 155 Edwin street, Satuday a week, was conducted at the home Monday afternoon.

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Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Mrs. Pansy Pool, aged 34 years, was killed last Monday morning by a Pennsylvania train carrying fright only. Mrs. Pool was going to her work at the GF tower, west of Antes Fort, and was walking up the tracks when she was struck and Killed. She was the widow of Charles W. Pool, who had been a member of the firm of Brown & Pool, coal dealers.

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PRATT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 29, 2009;
Beverly June Airgood, 85, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at the Williamsport Home. She was the wife of the late Ernest L. Airgood, Jr. who passed away in 1975. Beverly or June as she liked to be known, was born April 14, 1923 in Williamsport to the late Edward and Grace Hannen Pratt. She was a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church.
  Besides being an avid reader, June enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. For a number of years she worked as a cashier at Ed's Market. She will be remembered by family for creating the world's best peanut butter fudge recipe. June is survived by a son, Ernie "Skip" (Colleen) Airgood, III of Springfield, VA; three daughters, Judy A. (Jon) Martin of Fort Myers, FL, Nancy E. (Richard) Russell of Oval and Kim M. (Jay) Bradarich of Homer Glen, IL; a sister, Betty Wright of Williamsport; 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
  June was predeceased by a brother, William Pratt. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.
  Services will be held privately, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

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PRENTISS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 7, 2009;
Robert L. "Robbie" Prentiss, 26, of Unityville, died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Emergency Room. Born Dec. 20, 1982, in Williamsport, he was a son of Clyde and Donna Getz Thompson. He and his wife, the former Heather R. Martin, would have celebrated their first anniversary on June 7, 2009. A life member of the North American Hunting Club, Robbie was an outdoor enthusiast who also loved ice fishing. He was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed playing the guitar, playing horse shoes and spending time with his family and friends. Robbie had a passion for mustange's and his Pit Bull's as well. Surviving, in addition to his wife and parents, are a brother, C.J. Thompson of Unityville; a sister, Amber (Robert) Wagner of Unityville; a paternal grandmother, Mary Lou Thompson of Dallas, Pa; a paternal grandfather, Harry (Gail) Thompson of Picture Rocks; a maternal grandfather, Donald Getz of Unityville; and two nieces, Alesia Walters and Brooklyn Wagner. Robbie was preceded in death by an unborn child; a maternal grandmother, Karen Getz; and a cousin, Tracy "Nick" Getz. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with Pastor Robert J. McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow in Lairdsville Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Robert Prentiss Memorial Fund, which can be made at any Sovereign Bank location.

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Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 12, 2009;
QUIGG - James T. Quigg, Turbotville, formerly of Danville, died Saturday, January 10, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Shupp Quigg, cousins, and nieces and nephews. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no formal services held. Brooks Funeral Home, Turbotville.

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Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 7, 2009;
Steven P. Quigley, 47, of 2352 Dove St., died Thursday, March 5, 2009 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, following complications from a traffic accident last week. Steve and his wife the former Diane M. Fike, would have celebrated their 25th anniversary, May 19th. Steve was a Sergeant at the Rockview State Correctional Institution for 19 years. He was a Marine veteran, a member of New Covenant United Church of Christ and the NRA. He coordinated the Toys for Tots program at the prison. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and photographer and enjoyed camping. Born May 9, 1961 in Cape May Court House, NJ, he was the son of Robert V. and Patricia A. Gardner Quigley. Surviving besides his wife and mother of Williamsport, are a son, Derrek C., at home; a daughter, Amanda H. (Ethan) Green of Trout Run; a brother, Timothy J. (Rhonda) of Jersey Shore and a granddaughter, Abigail Corinne Green. Steve was predeceased by a brother, R. Michael Quigley. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, 202 E. Third St. with the Rev. Clara A. Benson officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Knight-Confer's, 1914 Memorial Ave. The family will provide the flowers and suggests donations to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10018.

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Gazette & Bulletin, September 29, 1880, Page 4
The remains of the late George W. Quinn, who died at Riegelsville, Pa., Tuesday morning while on his way home from Ocean Grove, arrived at the Catawissa depot last evening on the six o'clock trains accompanied by an undertaker, his daughter, Mrs. Winegardner, and Mr. Tinsman, a brother of Mr. Garret Tinsman of this city. The hearse of E. A. Page & Brothers, East Third street, was present to convey the remains to the late residence of the deceased, No. 96(?) East Third strret, but as they came in an ice box, which was very large, it was found necessary to secure other conveyance. Mr. Quinn and daughter arrived at Riegelsville on Saturday last, and Mr. Quinn complaining of feeling unwell, a physician was sent for. The medical gentleman upon arriving and examining the patient said that there were no symptoms of an alarming nature, but he evidently did not understand the case as his patient continued to grow weaker until early yesterday morning, when he fell into the embrace of death. The funeral will take place Friday morning at ten o'clock from 96 East Third street. (email contact for this family)

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QUINN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 12, 2009;
John D. "Jack" Quinn, Ph.D., 69, of Muncy, passed away Monday, February 9, 2009.
  Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Milton and Frances Quinn. He observed 45 years of marriage with his wife, Barbara. A graduate of St. Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia, he continued his education at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree, and at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, where he earned his Ph.D. For 30 years, Jack's occupation was based in education. He currently was a college professor at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. Jack was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Muncy. Surviving in addition to his wife are five children, Helena, John and wife Patricia, Elizabeth, Christine and David Quinn, and three grandchildren, Jacob, Alexander and Calista Quinn. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Milton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at his church, the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy. Officiating will be his pastor, the Rev. Glenn McCreary. Burial will be held privately. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy. The family requests that flowers not be sent. A memorial contribution to either St. Joseph's Preparatory School, 1733 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19130 or Food for the Poor, 6401 Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek, FL 33073 and reference source code 67175, would best honor his generous impulses.

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QUINN -

Gazette & Bulletin, August 15, 1878, Page 4
In this city, on Tuesday, the 13th inst., Mary, wife of G. W. Quinn, in the 56(?)th year of her age. Funeral from her late residence 157(?) West Fourth street, Friday, at 10 o'clock a.m. (email contact for this family)

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QUINN -

Gazette & Bulletin, September 28, 1880, Page 1
Mr. Peter Quinn received a dispatch this morning from his sister, Mrs. Winegardner, at Ocean Grove, informing him that his father, Mr. George W. Quinn, died last night. As no intelligence had been received of Mr. Quinn being ill, the dispatch created much surprise. The deceased has been a very prominent lumberman of this city, and was highly esteemed by many who will mourn his sudden death. (email contact for this family)

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QUINN -

Gazette & Bulletin, March 22, 1900, Page 5
Peter T. Quinn expires suddenly at an early hour this morning. At 12:45 this morning occurred the death at his home on Campbell street, of Peter T. Quinn from a sudden attack of heart failure. Mr. Quinn was well known in this city where he has resided for many years, and many will be surprised to hear of his sudden passing away. Mr. Quinn had been ailing for only a week and when stricken this morning lived only about five minutes. The deceased leaves a widow and one sister, Mrs. Caroline T. Winegardner. Funeral arrangements will be annouced later.

Gazette & Bulletin, March 24, 1900, Page 8 - The funeral of the late Peter T. Quinn will occur from the house on Campbell street this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in Wildwood cemetery. Friends can view the remains from 10 to 12 o'clock. (email contact for this family)

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R - Surnames


RANDALL -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 23, 2009;
Kathryn A. Sterner, 82, of Montoursville, PA, died Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at the Williamsport Hospital. Her husband Clayton L. Sterner died in 2004. Born October 29, 1926, in Corry, PA, she was the daughter of George and Edna Hunt Randall. She was raised by Mary Morrison. Kathryn was a 1944 graduate of South Williamsport High School. During WWII, she worked for Sylvania. Later, she worked for both the Williamsport Hospital and Divine Providence Hospital. She was a life member of Willing Hand Hose Company, Women's Auxiliary. Kathryn was a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts. She is survived by two sons, Michael Sterner of CO, Gerald (Kelly) Sterner of Ralston; one daughter, Kathy Foutch of OK; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son Kenneth L. Sterner. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Kathryn's name to SUN Home Health Services and Hospice, 1601 Sycamore Road, Montoursville, PA 17754. Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremations Services, Inc., 2102 Northway Road, Williamsport is in charge of arrangements.

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RATCLIFF -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 10, 2009;
Sarah Elizabeth Godbey, 91, a resident of 114 S. Main St., Muncy, PA, formerly of State College, PA, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit at Muncy. Born in Silver Grove, Campbell County, KY, on Monday, June 18, 1917, she was the daughter of the late James T. and Jessie (Colbert) Ratcliff. Sarah was the widow of Dr. Gordon Clay Godbey who preceded her in death on June 18, 2004. They were married on August 27, 1941. His death broke a marital union of 62 years. Sarah received her masters degree from the University of Kentucky. She was a retired educator. Sarah authored articles for national magazines and college textbooks. She was a skilled and loving homemaker and parent. Sarah was a member and former president of the American Association of University Women, a member of Habitat for Humanity, a Boys Scouts of America den mother, a member of the Muncy Historical Society and served on the Muncy Public Library Board. She helped to found the festival of the arts at State College and the Phone-A-Friend for Children. She had taught classes on aging for Penn State and helped to establish the State College Chapter of the Women's Resource Center. Sarah was also named State College Woman of the Year. She had a lifelong interest in parks and recreation and served on the State College Parks Board for 35 years. In 1988, the State College Park System established a playground and named it in her honor. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Nella and Bruce Storm, Muncy, PA; three sons, Dr. Geoffrey C. Godbey, State College, PA; Dr. Galen C. Godbey, Allentown, PA; Gerald C. Godbey, Morven, NC; her brother and sister-in-law, Chester and Mary Godbey Bailey, Mansfield, PA; two nephews, Gary Ratcliff; Paul Bailey; three nieces, Barbara Wilder; Cheryl Ratcliff; and Barbara Bailey McConnell. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Sherley Ratcliff and one granddaughter, Gwendolyn Godbey. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Sarah's life on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main St., Muncy, PA. A reception will follow the memorial service at the Bill and Linda Poulton residence, 220 Pepper St. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Muncy Public Library, 108 S. Main St., Muncy, PA 17756 to the Muncy Shade Tree Commission, 14 N. Washington St., Muncy, PA 17756 or the Muncy Historical Society, 40 N. Main St., Muncy, PA 17756.

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REED -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 15, 2009;
E. Anne "Skip" Reed Morehart, 79, of 1141 Grimesville Road, went to be with her Lord, Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at her home. Anne and her husband, Howard E., celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary September 3rd. Anne was secretary and treasurer in her family owned business, Reed Hann Litho. Her grandfather, Charles A. Reed, founded the C.A. Reed Company.
  Anne was a devoted mother and grandmother, an avid reader and active with church activities.
  Born May 20, 1929 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Brittain Browne and Gertrude Siegel Reed. Surviving in addition to her husband are sons, John E. (Debra) of Jefferson City, TN; Todd E. (Peggy) of Liberty and David E. (Irene) of South Williamsport; daughters, Cathryn A. (Gary) Bothell, WA and Marcia A. (Nicholas) Cuozzo of Trout Run; 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Anne was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Charles A. Reed. Graveside services will be private. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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REEDER -

Williamsport Grit, Jan. 11, 1925;
Mrs. Anna Mary Reeder, aged 70 years, died on Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. Z. Young, on Broad Street, Montoursville, after an illness of seven days. Mrs. Reeder whose maiden name was Harris, had been a resident of Montoursville for about 22 years, previous to that time having, with her husband, the late Harvey Reeder, been a resident of Fairfield Township. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, and was in charge of the Rev. S. F. Rounsley of the M. E. Church, of which she had been a member for years. Interment was made in the Montoursville Cemetery.

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REESE -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Word has been received of the death of Sergt. Herbert R. Reece, a member of Company D. One Hundred and Ninth infantry, who enlisted in this city June 7, 1917. He left, his parents, one brother and five sisters.

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REIGLE -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 3, 2009;
Sherman R. Reigle, 84, of 1227 Highway 654, Williamsport, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2009, at The Gatehouse. He was born September 9, 1924, in Port Treverton, PA, the son of Sherman and Mildred Young Reigle, Sr. Sherman enrolled in W.T.I.'s high school program in 1939, completing the machining curriculum in 1942. After graduation, he worked at Lycoming Engines in Williamsport as a toolroom learner. In May 1943, he was inducted into the Army and served in Europe for three years. Returning to Williamsport in 1946, Reigle enrolled in W.T.I.'s postsecondary toolmaking technology program, graduating in 1947. Sherman also played a role in the transition of the institution from W.T.I. to W.A.C.C. in the early and mid-1960's. In 1959 he was elected to serve on the South Williamsport Area Board of Education and served on that school board for 27 years. He also served as the South Williamsport Area School District's representative on the community college board for two years. Sherman retired as plant manager for the Hermance Machine Shop in 1988. He was a member of the Manufacturing Engineers Chapter 49 since 1947, where he was past chairman and was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church. Preceding him was his wife, the former Gastonnette J. Marc and a brother, Jack. Surviving Sherman are two sons, James G. Reigle of Washington D.C. and John P. Reigle of Las Vegas; three sisters, Betty (Richard) Knecht and Pauline (Alvin) Henderson both of Williamsport and Shirley (Daivd) Day of Muncy; a sister-in-law, Ruth Reigle and three grandchildren. The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 5, 2008 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street, Montoursville, with the Rev. Timothy R. Kinney, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Gatehouse, c/o Providence Health System Foundation, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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REITMEYER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 28, 2009;
Stanley E. Reitmeyer, 65, of Chippewa Lane, Muncy, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at Muncy Valley Hospital. Born in Williamsport on August 1, 1943, he was a son of the late Joseph and Meda (Williams) Reitmeyer. He and his wife of 37 years, the former Marjorie A. Clark, were married Nov. 5, 1971. Following graduation from Watsontown High School in 1961, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam era. Stan worked as a foreman for Joyce Western Corp., a pipeline construction firm in Andover, N.Y. In 1983, he accepted a position as supervisor with P.G. Energy. When he retired, he held a position as Manager of the Southern Division. More recently, he was employed by Franchelli Pipeline as a supervisor. A gun enthusiast, he was a member of the N.R.A., the Sulphyr Springs Rifle & Revolver Club, Muncy, and the International Benchrest Shooters. In addition, he was a member of the Glenn Sharrow Post #35 American Legion, Hughesville, the Highland Lake 40/8 Club and the Muncy Valley Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #866. Stan was a member of the United Methodist faith and was currently attending Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife are one son and daughter-in-law, Andrew M. and Stephanie Reitmeyer of Muncy; three daughters; one brother, Joseph Reitmeyer; and two grandchildren. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, at Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church, 658 Village Road, Pennsdale, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor Rob Ransom. Burial will be held privately in Allenwood. The family will provide the flowers and prefers memorial contributions be made to either Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church, 658 Village Road, Pennsdale, PA 17756, or to Muncy Valley Hospital, 215 E. Water St., Muncy, PA 17756. Arrangements are under the direction of Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.

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REYNOLDS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 2, 2009;
Betty A. (Reynolds) Culver Wolfe, 86, of Potts Grove, died on Saturday, January 31, 2009 at her residence. She was the wife of Harold H. Wolfe for 14 years. Betty was born on September 10, 1922 in Delaware Twp. and was a daughter of the late Harry and Edith (Mohr) Reynolds. She had owned and operated Culvers Garage in New Columbia and had worked at Myco Manufacturing in Montgomery and New Quaker in Lewisburg. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church, Potts Grove. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and baking. Betty is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Leroy A. and Marcia Culver and Richard W. "Bill" and Audrey Culver, all of New Columbia; two daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine E. and Ralph Goodwin of New Columbia and Hilda M. "Annie" and Stephen Kolb of Montoursville; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren and two step granddaughters, Kathy Harris and her husband Rick and Patti Murray and her husband Wayne, all of Potts Grove. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry R. Culver in 1991; one son, Harry A. Culver; five sisters; and two brothers. There will be a public viewing from noon until 1 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2009 at the Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front St., Milton, where the funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Pastor Cheryl L. Berner will officiate the services. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

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REYNOLDS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 12, 2009;
Calvin C. "Pappy" Reynolds, 83, of 140 Bittner Park Road, Trout Run, died Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at the home of his daughter, Viola, following an extended illness. Calvin's wife, the former Virginia M. Lowmiller, died on April 9, 1994. Calvin was an Army veteran of World War II, an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed playing bingo. Calvin ran heavy equipment during the construction of the Little League International Field Complex, later to become grounds keeper for the same, retiring after 27 years of service. Born April 28, 1925 in Renovo, he was the son of Leroy and Mary Crossley Reynolds. Surviving are sons, Allen Lee (Margaret) of Williamsport and C.J. (Ellen) of South Williamsport; daughter, Viola K. (Gary) Solomon with whom he lived; brother, Lewis in Florida; sister, Mamie Phillips of Marsh Hill; sister-in-law, Louise Reynolds of Williamsport; six grandchildren; several great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Calvin was predeceased by a son, James Robert Reynolds; brothers, Harry, Richard, William and Earl and a sister, Grace Ayers. Memorial services and burial will be at the convenience of the family in the spring at Grover Cemetery, Bradford Co.
  The family suggests memorial contributions may be made in Calvin's name to the Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Ralston Volunteer Fire Company, 10970 Route 14 Highway, Ralston, PA 17763.

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REYNOLDS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 19, 2009;
Joan L. VanHoute, 69, of 1281 Turbot Ave., Watsontown, died Saturday, January 17, 2009, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Born Sept. 2, 1939 on the family farm in Delaware Twp., Northumberland County, she was a daughter of the late Charles B. and Mildred Alberta (O'Connor) Reynolds. She and her husband of 45 years, Albert VanHoute, were married July 20, 1963 at the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, Montgomery. Joan was employed as a seamstress at the former Turbotville Dress Co. for 26 years until retiring in 1997. Prior to that, she worked at the former Bobbie Brooks in Montgomery for six years. She was a member of Watsontown Baptist Church. Her family was very special to her, and she and her husband took every opportunity to spend time with their children and grandchildren, including family camping trips and babysitting for the grandkids. She and Albert also enjoyed attending bingo and going for walks together. Her family greatly enjoyed her delicious cookies, brownies and other baked goods. Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Gwendolyn VanHoute and David and Patty VanHoute, all of Watsontown; four grandchildren, Angelica, Zach, Angus and Bailey VanHoute, all of Watsontown; five brothers, Richard, Larry, Donald and Mark Reynolds, all of Watsontown, and Wayne Reynolds of Milton; one sister, Diane Gray of Watsontown; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Alberta Warren. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Officiating will be her pastor, Rev. James Ritter, assisted by Rev. Michael C. Reece, pastor of Delaware Run Wesleyan Church. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The family welcomes flowers; however, if desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming Unit American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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RHOADES -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 22, 2009;
Louise M. Rhoades, 81, a resident of Williamsport died Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at the Gatehouse Hospice in Williamsport. Louise was born in Shamokin on December 29, 1927, a daughter of Joseph and Catherine McCormick Rhoades. She was a graduate of St. Edward High School, Shamokin in 1945 and Immaculata College, West Chester. She served with the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of the West Chester Province for over thirty years from 1949 until 1980. Louise served her IHM order as a elementary school teacher and continued to teach after she left the IHM sisters, retiring in 2000. Her faith in God, love of life and willingness to serve others touched her family and friends in a very special way. Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including a niece Kathleen Vanaskie with whom she lived. Preceding her in death are seven siblings, Marie Purcell, Theodore Rhoades, Catherine Pchola, Joseph Rhoades, Irene McCormick, James and Edward Rhoades. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, PA. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. A graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Friday will be in St. Edwards Catholic Cemetery, Shamokin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., 3rd floor, Williamsport, PA 17701. Crouse Funeral Home, Williamsport, PA is handling arrangements.

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RHOADS -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Mrs. Augustus Rhoads, formerly Miss Susie M. Huntington, of this city, died at her home in Akron, O., Wednesday, after a brief illness, and was buried on Thursday. Mrs. Rhoads left her husband and three children, Daniel, Edward and Olive. She visited in Williamsport about three weeks ago and at that time was in excellent health.

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RICE -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 25 1918;
James Rice died at the Williamsport hospital Thursday evening. Mr. Rice resided in Newberry.

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RICHARDS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 20, 2009;
M. Helen Jarrett, 99, a resident at the Williamsport Home, and formerly of Montoursville, passed away Monday, January 19, 2009 at the home. She was born December 22, 1909 in Williamsport, a daughter of M. Bing and Nettie Richards. Helen was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Williamsport. On June 9, 1978, she was predeceased by her husband, Charles "Jack" Jarrett. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Lillian Hunter, Mildred, and by a brother, Delos Richards. She is survived by her daughter, Judith A. (Perry) Shoemaker of Goose Creek SC; two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with Pastor Anke Deibler officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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RITTER -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
William H. Ritter, 38. of Montoursville R D. 1, was found dead Friday in the garage at the rear of his home. Dr. L M. Knauber, county coroner, pronounced death caused by a self-inflicted bullet wound in the right temple. Mr. Ritter had been in ill health. He was employed as a linotype operator at the Gazette and Bulletin, and was secretary-treasurer of the Williamsport Typographical Union. He was a member of Lodge No. 108, F. and A. M.; the Williamsport Consistory, and Bethany Lutheran Church. Montoursville. He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Davenport: two daughters. Margaret, at home, and Wanda, of Liberty; his parents, John A. Ritter. of this city, and Mrs. Jane Barnes, of New York City: a brother, Delmar, of Fresno, Cal., and a sister. Mrs. Marie Keller, also of Fresno. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow at the Spitler funeral home in Montoursville. The Rev. O. E. Sunday will officiate, with burial in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends may cell at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p. m. today.

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ROBBINS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 1, 2009;
Karol Kay Gowing, 70, of Montoursville, died peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, after courageously living with ALS on December 30, 2008. Karol was born June 1, 1938 in Williamsport, to Emery and Dorothy Bomboy Robbins. Karol was preceded in death by her beloved father Emery Robbins, and her dear son Lawrence L. Watts. Karol is survived by her mother, Dorothy Springman of Montoursville; daughters, Crystal K. Michael of Loyalsock, and Judy A. Brague Deacon (Bradley) of Montoursville; a son, James A. Brague of Montoursville; sisters, Beverly I. Drick and Marcia E. Williams. Grammy will be leaving an empty place in the hearts of her grandchildren, Joshua Gordner, Stephanie Weck, Amelia Deacon, Abraham Deacon, James Brague II, Andrew Watts, Derek Watts, Danielle Trivelpiece, Lawrence Watts Jr., and her great grandchildren, Elijah Weck and Cameron Holt. Karol will also be missed by her dear friend Harry Gowing. Karol attended Montoursville Area Schools. She was employed by GTE Sylvania until its closing, and then retired from Kellogg's in Muncy. Karol immensely enjoyed her family, grandchildren, picnics, playing cards, and bingo. Family and friends are welcome to join the family for visitation on Friday, January 2, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joel Weck, grandson- in-law officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Karol's name to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002-2755.

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ROBINSON -

Williamsport Grit, Jan. 11, 1925;
William Robinson, 74 years old, of 126 Market Street, died at his home, Monday afternoon. He left his wife, a daughter, one brother, and three sisters. Funeral services were held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on Wednesday afternoon. The body was placed in the vault at Wildwood Cemetery until the highways are re-opened, when burial will be made in the cemetery at State Road Church.

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ROBISON -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 12, 2009;
Harry E. Robison, 92, of 100 Short St., Lock Haven, died Saturday, January 10, 2009 in the Manor Care Health Center in Jersey Shore. Born July 6, 1916 in Port Matilda, PA, he was the son of John M. Robison and the former Gertrude Woodring. Harry was preceded in death by his wife, the former Catherine M. Sementelli on September 12, 2001; they were united in marriage August 12, 1944. Harry retired after 40 years of service with the former Allegheny Creamery in Jersey Shore. He will best be remembered as the man sitting at the end of the counter drinking a cup of coffee. He is survived by a daughter Helen L. (Sam) Lowmiller of Williamsport; one grandson Ronald L. Stabley Jr. (Lisa) of Jersey Shore; granddaughters Michelle C. Entz (Eugene) of Jersey Shore and Rilissa R. Nettling (Tom) of Montoursville; great-grandchildren, Evan Entz, Danielle Stabley, Nicholas Stabley, Michael, Kay, Colby, Wyatt and Grace Nettling; two brothers, Basil Robison (Jayne) of Oil City and John Robison Jr. (Jane) of Bellefonte. Harry was preceded in death by his wife, his granddaughter Lindsay M. Entz and four brothers, Charles, Winfield, Kenneth and Andrew Robison. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 4 p.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call Wednesday from 3 p.m. until the time of services in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. Pastor John Phillips will officiate.

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ROOKER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 28, 2009;
Eugene C. Rooker, 63, of Muncy, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at his home. Born May 31, 1945, in Muncy, he was a son of the late Willard B. Rooker and the late Helen C. Flick Swizinsky. He and his wife, the former Mary Louise Brady, would have celebrated 27 years of marriage on May 1, 2009. Eugene was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Vietnam War and was a member of the American Legion Post 601, Sonestown. He enjoyed spending time with his family and being in the outdoors hunting and fishing. Eugene was also a NASCAR fan and enjoyed playing cards with his friends Barbara and George McLaughline. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Kevin Rooker of Muncy; three daughters, Billie Brady of Hughesville, Stacy Brady of Muncy and Patty (Jerry) Hack of Millville; six brothers, Gary Rooker and Willard Rooker, both of Dallas, Texas, Grant Rooker of Hughesville, Larry Rooker of Linden, Mark Rooker of Muncy and Donald Rooker of Benton; a sister, Brenda Phillips of Lairdsville; a step-father, William Swizinsky of Unityville; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
  In addition to his mother and father, Eugene was preceded in death by a son, Eugene Earnest; a sister, Debbie Swisher; and a grandson, Logan Williams. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with graveside military honors accorded by combined veterans organizations. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home .

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ROSE -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 11, 1918;
William Rose, 13 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rose, sustained fatal injuries while toying with a 38 caliber revolver on the porch of his home, 942 Elizabeth street, on Friday morning. The lad was rushed to the Williamsport hospital immediately, but died while surgeons were preparing to dress his wounds. According to statements made by members of the Rose family William had been in possession of the revolver for some time but never was allowed to have any cartridges. On the morning of the accident he appears to have obtained a single loaded shell, which was accidentally discharged while he was looking into the weapon. The bull entered the skull through the right eye and passed out the back of the head. Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose home this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends may view the remains between 9 and 12 o’clock this morning.

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ROSS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 7, 2009;
Mr. Francis X. Ross, 68, of 2325 Riverside Dr., South Williamsport, died Thursday, March 5, 2009 at The Williamsport Home. Mr. Ross was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He had served for 30 years with the Borough of South Williamsport Police Department. He retired with the rank of Captain. He had also served as an acting Chief of Police with the department. He later had been employed as an officer with the Clinton Twp. (Lycoming County) Police Department.
  Mr. Ross was a member of Susquehanna Valley Lodge # 52, Fraternal Order of Police. He had also been a member of Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge # 145 at South Williamsport and the LeRoy O. Buck Post # 7863, V.F.W. at DuBoistown. Born April 2, 1940 at Vandling, Lackawanna County, Pa., he was the son of the late Stephen A. and Martha A. Simpson Ross. Surviving are his wife, Rosemarie Sullivan-Ross at South Williamsport, his daughter and son-in-law, Monica A. and her husband, Scott S. McCarty of Montoursville, his son, Christopher Ross, his stepdaughter, Jessica M. Miller of South Williamsport, his one granddaughter and his one grandson. Private memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Dr. J. Morris Smith, Shepherd of the Streets, Williamsport, will officiate. There will be no visitation. Flowers will be provided.
  The family is being assisted with arrangements by the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport.

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ROSS -

Gazette & Bulletin, July 12, 1901, Page 5
The funeral of Mrs. Nancy Ross was held Saturday morning from the house, 413 Washington street. Rev. G. D. Pennepacker officiating. The pallbearers were Dr. Rank, John Kieghtley, Dr. Trapp, Eugene Teed. Music was rendered by Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Klump, Mr. Reese and Mr. Speakman. Interment was made in Washington street cemetery.

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ROOT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 7, 2009
Ethel M. Hamm, 88, of 1251 Rural Ave., Williamsport., died Monday, January 5, 2009 in Rose View Court, Williamsport. Ethel was a homemaker, born in Williamsport on February 20, 1920, the daughter of Charles J. and Bertha Pennock Root. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church for over 60 years. Ethel was preceded in death by her husband Frank A. Hamm in 1984. She is survived by her children Richard L. (Marilyn) Hamm of York, Michael A. (Nancy) Hamm of this city, Frank A. (Sharon) Hamm of York, Dorothy M. (James) Martin of Jersey Shore, F. Paulette (Richard) Bittle of this city and Patricia A. (Robert) Moser of Chambersburg. Ethel was also survived by 18 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, three sisters Harriet Root, Mary Grimes and Winifred Charles, all of Williamsport and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter Dolly Shoemaker and two brothers Edward and Jesse Root. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport on Saturday morning at 10 a.m., with the Rev Michael Zipay officiating. Friends may call at the church lounge on Saturday morning from 9 until 9:45 a.m. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport. Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 7, 2009

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RUCKER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 6, 2009;
Robert Lee Rucker, 61, of 5569 Rte. 44 North, Jersey Shore, passed away Wednesday morning, February 4, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Kentucky, September 15, 1947, a son of James and Marie Simonis Rucker. He was a graduate of the Georgia Military College and was a U.S. Army Veteran of Vietnam. He attained the rank of SGT 1st Class and was the recipient of the Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal and the Bronze Star. He was a member and past commander of the Billy O. Brandt V.F.W. Post #5859 Jersey Shore. He was married July 5, 1975 to the former Deborah Bitner who survives. He was a technician for Comcast for over 15 years and attended the First Presbyterian Church of Jersey Shore. He enjoyed his family, NASCAR, poker, and all sports. His passion was bass fishing. Besides his wife Debbie, he is survived by his son Robert Nunnery (Jill) of Germany; two daughters, Alexandra Brown (Shane) of Jersey Shore and Katrina at home; two brothers, Michael of Thornton, CO and Ed of Reno, NV; one sister Betty Tingle of Campbellsburg, KY; and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother James. Bob's Life Celebration will begin with a visitation from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, February 7, 2009 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. His services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Presbyterian Church, 235 S. Main St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740, with his Pastor Rev. Charles Winkelman officiating. Military honors will be observed. His family suggests contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Jersey Shore.

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RUNYAN -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 25 1918;
Theodore H. Runyan, 86 years, old, who lived near Hughesville, was drowned in Muncy creek Thursday. He was well known in the county. The funeral will take place tomorrow at 2 o'clock at the home of his son-in-law on the Muncy road. He left his wife, one daughter and several sons.

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RUPERT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 6, 2009;
RUPERT - Joyce M. (Rupert) Young, 69, of Williamsport, died January 5, 2009. Devoted mother of sons George, Eugene Jr., William and daughters Leona, Yvonne, and Theresa, all of Williamsport. Also surviving are brothers David, Jack, the late Charles Jr., Ronald, sisters the late Doris, Arlene, Lois, eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

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RUTTER -

Williamsport Grit, Jan. 11, 1925;
Rutter - The Rev. L. C. Rutter, 77 years old, retired Presbyterian minister, passed away Thursday morning in the Williamsport Hospital, as the result of injuries received in an accident on Tuesday night, at the Campbell Street upgrade. The Rev. Mr. Rutter was born in Lancaster County and was an active minister for almost 50 years. He was a graduate of Lafayette College and Alleghany Theological Seminary. Impressive services in his memory were held at the home, 2 o’clock, Saturday afternoon. He left his wife and four children; Mrs. George Wyland, of New York City; Dr. T. Chester Rutter, of Schuylkill Haven, Pa.; Harry Rutter, of Gastonia, N.C.; and Mrs. Arthur Ray, of Phoenixville, Pa.

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RYDER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 19, 2009;
Patricia A. Miller, 75, of Larryville Road, Jersey Shore, died Saturday, January 17, 2009 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Born December 23, 1933 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Harry L. and M. Jeannette Stryker Ryder. She was a 1952 graduate of Williamsport High School and graduated from the Harrisburg Polyclinic in 1955. Pat had worked as a registered nurse for 23 years at Divine Providence, Williamsport, and Muncy Hospital. She had worked for 18 years as a correctional officer at Muncy Prison. She was a member of Larryville United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Tiadaghton Quilt Guild and enjoyed making quilts for Susquehanna Hospice (The Gatehouse), Hummelstown Hope Lodge, and Quilts of Valor for returning servicemen to the U.S.A. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, The Rev. Harold E. Miller (retired United Methodist Minister), four children Keith (Patty) Miller of Horseheads, NY, Kaylin Sanders of Montgomery, Kevin Miller of Montoursville, and Kyle (Andrea) Miller of Meshoppen, seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and a sister Jean (Jerome) Burgit of Jersey Shore. She was preceded in death by a great granddaughter Becca Brion. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Kevin E. Brophy officiating. Burial will be held in Jersey Shore Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sanders. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Pat's name may be made to the Hope Lodge 125 Lucy Ave., Hummelstown, PA 17026.

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SAAR -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 15, 2009;
SAAR - David J. Saar, 57, of 1131 Market St., Williamsport, died Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at his home. Born May 27, 1051 in Williamsport, he was a son of William R. and Jeanette E. Homan. He was a 1969 graduate of Williamsport High School and graduated from Williamsport Area Community College with a degree in residential electrician. He had worked at Kenwood-Winner Hardware for many years, before moving to Cleveland, OH, where he was the head plumber at Richmond Heights General Hospital. Upon returning to Williamsport, he worked as the head sexton at Messiah Lutheran Church (where he was a member) for 13 years. Dave was an Old Lycoming Township Volunteer Fireman and had served as a past president. He was a collector and loved building plastic models of military airplanes and tanks, and had helped start the Valley Model Club. Surviving are his wife of 33 years Kathie A. (Dauber) Saar, a daughter Stacy L. Saar of Loyalsock, and a brother Dr. William J. Saar of Cleveland, OH. He was preceded in death by two brothers John E. Saar and Donald C. Saar. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with his pastor the Rev. Maurice C. Frontz, III officiating. Burial will be held in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday at Sanders Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dave's name may be made to the Cochran Elementary School Library, c/o WASD 201 W. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 (Attn: M.Bird).

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SAAR -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 4, 2009;
SAAR - Kathleen Saar Starr of Montoursville, PA, age 83, passed away Friday, January 2, 2009, after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Jay Starr, sister Dorothy Strouse, Montoursville, brother Joe Saar, Dallas, TX, stepsons, Jack Starr, Mesa AZ and James Starr of Williamsport. She retired from GTE Sylvania as an accountant after more than 30 years of service. She was a volunteer at AARP preparing income tax returns for seniors and a dedicated volunteer at Divine Providence Hospital, as well as, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Family and friends may call at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville, Pa from 9:45 am to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday to be followed at 11 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions made be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St. Williamsport is handling arrangements.

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SAKIADIS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 6, 2009;
Glenn B. Sakiadis, 51, of Second Street, Antes Fort, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at the Jersey Shore Hospital E.R., after being stricken at home. He was born in Wilmington, DE, December 20, 1957, the son of Byron and Alice L. Sakiadis. He was a graduate of Penn State University, where he received his degree in engineering. He was also a member of the track team. He was employed nearly 30 years with the D.E.P. of Pennsylvania, where he was a chemical engineer with water resources. He enjoyed food, sports (especially the Eagles) and bargaining with people for the best deal. His passion was music and writing.
  Besides his parents of Wilmington, DE, he is survived by his fiancée Tammy Kulp of Antes Fort, along with his son and daughter, Christopher and Alicia, both of Antes Fort, a daughter Amber of Williamsport; two stepchildren Andreana and Jordon Siddle of Antes Fort; two sisters Paulina of Newark, DE and Lana of Wilmington. Glenn's Life Celebration will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, with Pastor Richard Jones of the Jersey Shore Assembly of God Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

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SALVATORI -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 20, 2009;
Sebastian Joseph Salvatori "Sal", 83, of Mount Joy, formerly of Williamsport, died Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at Hospice of Lancaster County. Born December 14, 1925 in Williamsport, he was the son of Sebastian and Anna Marie Palumbi Salvatori. Sebastian served in the Army during World War II. He worked for Avco Lycoming, Carey McFalls, Pickelners, and later he retired from Loyalsock Area School District. He also enjoyed tending bar and spending time with people, family and friends. Sebastian was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Elener Barr Salvatori, who he married on January 26, 1946. Together they had five children; Terry (Betsy) Salvatori of Leola, Dennie Salvatori of Williamsport, Connie (Brad) Peters of Brogue, Sharon (Nelson) Huber of Manheim, and the late Toni (Craig) Hess of Bellefonte. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Sebastian was the last survivor of eight children in his family. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with his son-in-law, Brad Peters, officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery, with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. Friends may call at Sanders from 6-8 p.m. tonight.

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SANFORD -

Gazette & Bulletin, date unknown, [Submitted by Marlyn Stone]
DR. F.G. Sanford laid to rest in cemetery at Jersey Shore. Prominent borough physician victim of disease contracted at World Fair. Funeral services for Dr. Frederic G. Sanford, 55, were conducted from the Kelchner Funeral Home, North Main Street, Wednesday afternoon, in charge of the Rev. W.R. Fitzgerald, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church. Burial was made in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. Active pallbearers were: Wilber M. Bardo, Charles J. Levegood, Boyd F., Jordan, Harry L. Smith, Carl Schoendorfer, Wiliam Murray, Jr., L.D. Herritt and Frank Boone. Honorary pallbearers included members of the medical profession. Dr. Sanford died last Sunday afternoon at Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, following an operation necessitated by an abdominal abscess resulting from amoebic dysentery, a disease contracted while attending the Century of Progress exhibition in Chicago several months ago. Dr. Sanford was one of the most widely known physicians and surgeons in Central Pennsylvania. He was born at Simsbury, Conn., June 27, 1878, and attended the public schools of his native city, graduating from the New Hartford High School. In 1897 he matriculated in the Western Pennsylvania Medical College (now the University of Pittsburg), class of 1901, receiving his degree of doctor of medicine. He also attended numerous clinics, including the Mayo's. After beginning practise here in 1901, he went to the New York Post Graduate Hospital where he took a course in medicine and surgery, following which he resumed his practise here. In 1913, he built the present Sanford Hospital, and in 1930 he opened a maternity ward in an adjacent building. June 30, 1902, he married Miss Louise Comfort Edmundson, a native of Macon, VA., who died in 1927. March 19, 1929, he was married to Miss Evelyn Laura Keys, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Keys, of Williamsport, who survives. Other survivors are one son, Dr. Frederic E. Sanford, who has been associated with his father since September 1933; two sisters, Mrs. H.G. Moore, of Hartford, Con., and Mrs. Jane West, of Pittsburg; also one brother, Edward Sanford, of East Granby, Conn. Dr. Sanford had been surgeon for the New York Central Railroad Company since 1924. He was a member of the American Medical Association, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Lycoming County Medical Society, Hospital Association of Pennsylvania, American Hospital Association, Association of New York Central Lines Surgeons, New York and New England Association of Railway Surgeons, also numerous lodges and fraternal organizations. He was president of the Jersey Shore Board of Health for 20 years and was a director of the State Bank of Jersey Shore. He was a charter member of the Walnut Street Baptist Church, a member of the first board of trustees of the church, and was president of the Baptist Young Peoples' Union for several years.

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SANTALUCIA -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 1, 2009;
Laura M. Early, 95, formerly of the 800 block of High Street, Williamsport died Jan. 31, 2009, in Valley View Nursing Center, where she was a resident. She was born in Tollo, Italy on April 30, 1913, the daughter of Antonio and Lucia Deluca Santalucia. Laura was a member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church here in Williamsport. She was a homemaker and a long time cook at the Town Tavern Restaurant in Williamsport. She attended Williamsport Schools. Laura was a sweet, thoughtful, kind and generous person who was loved by all who knew her. She would help anyone she could. She enjoyed crocheting and also enjoyed flowers and her plants. Laura enjoyed going to bingo with her sister Caroline. She had a deep love for her family and friends and was proud to be an American. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Clyde E. (Cy) Early on Sept. 23, 1998. Clyde had been a World War II Army veteran. She is survived by her children, Joan Early and Nancy (Donald) Ranck all of Williamsport and her son, Thomas (Margaret) Early of San Francisco, Calif. Laura was also survived by her grandchildren Timothy (Jennifer) Ranck of Ashtabula, Ohio and Stephanie Early of San Francisco, Calif., her great grandchildren, Joseph, Jacob, and Justin Ranck all of Ashtabula, Ohio. Laura was survived by her sisters, Helen Ash, Augustine Santalucia, a brother, Dominic Santalucia and a sister, Jean Paternostro all of Williamsport, and a sister, Annabelle Horrigan of Beverly, Mass., as well as a brother, Anthony Santalucia of State College, Pa.
  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Teresa Santalucia, two sisters, Caroline Riccardo and Anne Santalucia and two brothers, Albert and Wilson Santalucia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. in Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, 635 Hepburn St., with her pastor the Rev. Edward Michelini officiating. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home 133, E. Third St., Williamsport on Wednesday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville. The family will provide the flowers and memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18701-1309 or to the charity of your choice.

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SCHAEFER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 10, 2009;
R. Kenneth Schaefer, 88, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Linwood Ave., Williamsport, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2009 at the Lebanon Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the husband of Shirley M. Dunlap Schaefer and on Aug. 27, they would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. Born in Williamsport on May 28, 1920, he was the son of the late George and Mary Manning Schaefer. He retired from the Williamsport Hospital, where he had worked in the Maintenance Dept. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Robert K. Schaefer, Jr., and his wife Emma of Virginia Beach, VA; daughters Debra M., wife of Josiah Russell of Fredericksburg and Janet L., wife of Robert Wright of Williamsport; eight grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three granddaughters.
  Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory, Jonestown, is in charge of the arrangements.

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SCHELL -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Mrs. Mary M. Schell died at her home, 2110 Hillside avenue, Saturday morning. She was born at Centerport, Berks county in 1828, and came with her family to this city in 1851, where she had resided ever since. Her home is one of the oldest houses in Newberry, an old landmark well known to many. Mrs. Schell had reached the advanced age of 90 years, and until shortly before her death was very active, attending daily to her numerous household duties, and she could tell very many interesting facts about the early days, when Indians roamed about and made their camps in this vicinity. She left four sons and two daughters. Funeral on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock; interment in Mound cemetery.

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SCHELLEY -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Harry B. Schelley, died at Deemer, Miss., last Tuesday a week. He left his wife and son, his mother and two sisters, Mrs. Edward Riley, of this city, and Mrs. Carl Anderson, of New York. The body was taken to the home Of H. W. Bennett, 625½ Lloyd street, where the funeral was conducted.

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SCHIVELY -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 19, 2009;
Grace I. Welshans, 88, of Jersey Shore, passed away, Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Manor Care South Nursing Home. She was born May 5, 1920 in Rauchtown, the daughter of Clyde and Mabel Mae Duck Schively. Grace was the wife of the late Leonard C. "Punk" Welshans who passed in 1983. She was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church. Grace enjoyed country western music. She is survived by two brothers, Lee and Glenn Schively, both of Rauchtown; a niece Linda Metzger of Muncy; three nephews, Lynn A. Schively of Rauchtown, John T. Jenkins of Avis and Carl S. Jenkins of Muncy. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the St. James Lutheran Church, 3242 Middle Road, Jersey Shore, PA 17740.
  Relatives and friends are invited to Grace's Life Celebration, Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. Services will follow at 8 p.m., with Rev. Kerry R. Aucker officiating. Burial will be in Oval Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.

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SCHULTZ -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 23, 2009;
Ruth N. Dunlap, 97, of 319 Valley St., DuBoistown, died Thursday, January 22, 2009, at Rose View Center. Ruth's husband, Glen E. Dunlap, died on February 25, 1972.
  Ruth attended Garden View Baptist Church, was a member of the W.C.T.U. and South Williamsport Senior Citizens. She enjoyed her family, reading, crocheting, gardening, flowers and being outdoors. Born December 24, 1911 in Muncy Township, she was the daughter of Harry E. and Elsie Mae Hall Schultz. Surviving are a daughter, Shirley M. Dunlap of Duboistown; brother, Earl L. (Marion) Schultz of Duboistown; sisters, Pauline E. Miller and Mable E. Bosworth, both of Montoursville; grandchildren; Kenneth P., Keith E., Christopher P. and Edith L. and great grandchildren, Keenan, Shane, Colin, Ian and Lydia. Ruth was predeceased by three sons, Carl E., Harold A. and Kenneth L., a grandson, Timothy M. and a sister, Helen M. Griggs. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Knight-Confer's, 1914 Memorial Ave., with the Rev. Russell D. Small officiating. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park. The family suggests contributions be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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SCHUYLER -

Williamsport, Daily Gazette and Bulletin, 13 Aug. 13, 1914;
Killed by kick of vicious horse -
Arthur M. Schuyler Meets Violent Death on a Farm Near North Bend, Neb.
Telegrams were received yesterday announcing the death at his farm home near North Bend, Neb., of Arthur M. Schuyler, formerly of this city, as the result of being kicked by a horse. No details were given. The telegrams were sent by his brother, R. B. Schuyler, of Omaha, to his uncle, E. L. Schuyler. The body will be brought to Bloomsburg for burial.
Mr. Schuyler was the eldest son of Thomas F. Schuyler, who was killed at Cammal in June, 1900, when the “Oregon & Texas” train, on which he was riding, ran away while coming down the mountain from Okome and was wrecked, seven men losing their lives.
After farming in Nebraska for several years he came east in 1905 and resided in this city until early in 1907, when he returned to Nebraska and resumed farming near North Bend. He was unmarried.

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SCHUYLER -

Williamsport, Daily Gazette and Bulletin, Jun. 23, 1906;
Mrs. Mary Schuyler, was the mother of Elmer L. Schuyler, Editor of the Evening News, and Lived to a Ripe Old Age.

Mrs. Mary Schuyler, aged 86 years, 5 months and 8 days, died at 5:10 o’clock last evening at the residence of her son, Elmer L. Schuyler, 512 West Edwin street.
Deceased was of a cheerful, lovable disposition, and possessed many friends. She had lived to a ripe old age and when through the infirmities incident to increasing years the final summons came it found her ready and she passed peacefully away.
She leaves five children to survive her, Lewis H., of south Sudbury, Mass.; Edwin J., of Baltimore, Md.; Charles M., of Milton, Pa.; Frances, at home, and Elmer L. Schuyler, editor of the Evening News. The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon, at 2 o’clock. Internment will be made in Wildwood.

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SCHUYLER -

Williamsport, Daily Gazette and Bulletin, Oct. 7, 1889;
“Death of William Schuyler,” (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) Daily Gazette and Bulletin, 7 October 1889, p. 4 col. 4. Microfilm edition, State Library of Pennsylvania, roll 28.

William Schuyler, of No. 635 Lycoming street, died at 4 o’clock Saturday morning from heart disease. He was aged 75 years, 6 months and 9 days. A wife, five sons and one daughter survive him. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment at Wildwood.

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SCOTT -

Williamsport Grit, Nov. 26, 1939;
Mrs. Angeline Scott, 87, did last Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Stetler, of 1123 Dewey Avenue. She was a member of St. John's Reformed Church. Surviving are her daughter and three grandchildren. Services were held at the home of her daughter Tuesday afternoon, with the Rev. W. C. Rittenhouse officiating. Burial was at Danville.

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SECHRIST -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 9, 2009;
Harriett L. "Gram" Confer, 90, of 925 Canoe Run Road, Jersey Shore died Sunday, February 8, 2009 at the Susque-View Home in Lock Haven. Born June 3, 1918 in Jersey Shore, she was the daughter of Floyd A. Sechrist and the former Barbara E. Fillman. For many years, she was a member of the Lycoming Presbyterian Church and the Larry's Creek Volunteer Fire Co., Ladies Auxiliary. In 1980, she retired after 20 years of service with Carey-McFall Company in Montoursville. Surviving are her daughter Barbara E. (George) Carlson of Jersey Shore; grandson Sean C. (Teresa) Carlson of Woolrich; two great granddaughters, Samantha and Jessica; and great-grandson Dylan. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, with Pastor Marian Anderson officiating. Friends and relatives may call from 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of services at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Jersey Shore Cemetery.

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SECHRIST -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 30, 2009;
Sandra G. Bletz, 59, of 1242 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2009 in the Williamsport Hospital, surrounded by her family and devoted husband of 36 years. Sandy was born April 25, 1949 in Jersey Shore, the daughter of Herman Sechrist and the former Verna Sylvis. Sandy is survived by her husband Richard L. Bletz; they were united in marriage March 9, 1973 in Williamsport. For many years, she was a member of the Lycoming Christian Church. Also surviving are five sons, Roger A. Mick (Janice) Willits of Jackson, NJ, Richard L. (Jodie) Willits of Cumming, GA, Dwight R. Bletz of Blacksburg, VA, Michael L. Bletz of VA and Mark L. Bletz of PA; three daughters, Lorie A. (Fred) Allen of Avis, Tammy L. Davidson of Jersey Shore and Bonnie J. Fisher of Thompsontown, PA; nine grandchildren, Shawn Willits, Tiffany Styers, Brittany Styers, Rachel Willits, Jessica Allen, Cierra Davidson, Tyler Bletz, Madison Willits and Delaney Willits; two grandchildren, MacKenzie Barner and Kalie Barner; several step grandchildren; a sister Beverly (Andy) Kaufmann and a brother Robert Sechrist, both of Jersey Shore; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 4 p.m. in the Lifetree Church, 500 River Road, Jersey Shore. Rev. Drew Wilkerson will officiate. Family requests memorial contributions be made in her name to the Susquehanna Health Foundation-Cancer Center, 777 Rural Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.
  Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore is in charge of arrangements.

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SEIDEL -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 1, 2009;
Pauline E. (Seidel) Lockard, 86, of Harrisburg, died Jan. 27, 2009, at Community General Osteopathic Hospital of Harrisburg. Pauline was born in her grandmother's home in Covington, Pa., Nov. 15, 1922. She grew up in Williamsport, Pa., the second of five daughters born to the late Ronald and Martha (Doud) Seidel. Preceding Mrs. Lockard in death was her grandson, Christopher Wenzel. Surviving is her husband, Joseph L. Lockard, whom she married on March 10, 1942. Also surviving Mrs. Lockard is her three children: daughter: Michelle D. Wenzel, Williamsport, Pa. and two sons: Joseph L. Lockard II of Conyngham, Pa. and Paul S. Lockard, of Manheim, Pa. Additionally, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren survive Mrs. Lockard. Pauline, an active member of Jehovah's Witnesses, was an avid Bible reader. She was a devoted wife and mother whose gentle nature and loving concern for others endeared her to all who knew her. Pauline will be sorely missed. Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at the Lower Paxton Kingdom Hall, 5761 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, Pa. Arrangements are entrusted to Auer Cremation Services of Pennsylvania, Inc., Harrisburg.

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SEYLER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 22, 2009;
Verrena K. Galentine, 61, of 1504 High St., Williamsport, died Wednesday, January 21, 2009 in the Williamsport Hospital. Born November 26, 1947 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Robert C. and Delpha N. Bryant Seyler. She enjoyed crafts, crocheting, and cooking. Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Allen S. Galentine, nine children John Mahaffey of Berwick, Dwayne (Samantha) Mahaffey of Mississippi, Brian Mahaffey of Williamsport, Allen Galentine of Virginia, Michael Galentine of Williamsport, Diana (Dyson) Pfleegor of New Columbia, Gloria (Thomas) Williams of Williamsport, Kathy Mahaffey of Arizona, and Hope (Clarence) Sprouse of Mississippi, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, six sisters and four brothers. She was preceded in death by a son Kenneth Seyler, a daughter Brenda Mahaffey and three brothers. Visitation will be held 2-3 p.m. Friday, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Burial will be private.

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SHIPTON -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 3, 2009;
Anna Belle Straw, 92, of 2140 Warrensville Rd., died Sunday, February 1, 2009. Her first husband, Charles Gates died in 1971 and her second husband, John Straw died in 1989.
  Born August 13, 1916 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Harry and Ruth Lundy Shipton.
  Anna Belle was a homemaker and enjoyed reading. She is survived by a brother Harold Shipton, Montoursville and her niece Peggy Shultz; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son Richard Shipton, Sr.; a daughter Carol Ann Gates. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremations Services, Inc., 2102 Northway Road, Williamsport is in charge of arrangements.

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SHOOP -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 13, 2009;
SHOOP - Beverly S. Schrader, 80, passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2009, at home. Surrounded by loved ones and her precious caregivers, she began her new life in heaven with Jesus, leaving a legacy of love, laughter, strength, caring, and sharing to all who crossed her path. A gracious homemaker, she lived to give and fought to keep on giving. Beverly was born March 16, 1928, in Shamokin, PA, the daughter of Holden B. and Catherine A. Shoop. Bev was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, John R. "Bob" Schrader, Jr. and a nephew. She is survived by two sisters, Joan C. Bordner and Lois A. Thomas, both of Sunbury. Also surviving are: her daughter, Patricia L. "Patty" Schrader, son John R. "Jack" (Cindy) Schrader III, both of Williamsport, her grandchildren, Curtis M. "Curt" (Valerie) Fessler of Bloomsburg, Christina L. "Christy" Gordon of Montoursville, three nieces, two nephews, four great nieces and two great nephews. Memorial service and burial will be private, at the convenience of the family.
  Arrangements are being handled by the Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Although Bev loved flowers and was a passionate gardener, her preference was that her passion for helping others be honored, if desired, by memorial gifts to First United Methodist Church, 2 Ross St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to Susquehanna Home Health & Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport.

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SHOOTER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 11, 2009;
Dorothy J. Lebet, 87, of Edgewood Avenue, Duboistown, died Monday, February 9, 2009 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born February 16, 1921 in Duboistown, she was a daughter of F. Edgar and Annie Fry-Lossel Shooter. Dorothy was married to Joseph Lebet with whom she would have celebrated 67 years of marriage on April 30th of this year. She enjoyed gardening, planting flowers, attending the Sr. Citizen's YMCA Swimming Club and the South Williamsport Senior Citizens. She was a member of the Duboistown United Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter Ann E. (Wayne) Gibson of Williamsport; a son Charles M. (Linda) Lebet of Williamsport; five grandchildren, Joy Rota, Denise Svenson, Stacy Gibson, Brandi Smith and Jennifer Lebet; and six great grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by a son Joseph E. Lebet in 1964 and was the last of nine siblings. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Cynthia J. Gunter officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held 121 p.m. Friday at Sanders. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions, in Dorothy's name, be made to the Duboistown United Methodist Church, 133 Summer St., Duboistown, PA 17702.

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Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
Harry L. Showers, 35, of 210 Park Street, died Tuesday at the Williamsport Hospital of injuries suffered in a fall from a barn roof ten days earlier. He was employed with another man to paint a barn roof in Buffalo Valley, near Montgomery. Mr. Showers saw his companion slip on the roof and when attempting to aid him, both fell from the roof to the ground, Mr. Showers breaking the force of the fall for the other man, Mr. Showers suffered a broken neck, fractured leg, and fractures of both arms. The other man sprained an ankle. Mr. Showers was born at Center Hall March 17, 1910, and was a former resident of Antes Fort. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Edith Gill; six sons, Harry, Franklin, Malvin, William, James, and Eugene, all at home, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin B. Showers, of Antes Fort. Funeral services were held Friday.

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SHULER -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
John Henry Shuler died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Shuler, 312 South Street, Tuesday. He left his parents and one sister.

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Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 6, 2009;
Betty Simcox Lachat, age 84, of 235 German Road, Lock Haven, passed away January 4, 2009, at the Gate House Hospice Unit in the Divine Providence Hospital. She was born in Lock Haven July 30, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Charles B. and Evelyn Myers Simcox.
  Mrs. Lachat was united in marriage to Albert C. Lachat August 8, 1945. He passed away April 26, 2008. Betty was a very active member of the Swissdale United Methodist Church and had also served as treasurer of the United Methodist Women of the church. She was a 1941 graduate of the Lock Haven High School and had worked as a bookkeeper for the former Piper Aircraft Corp. and had co-managed the former Lock's Restaurant for many years. Betty had also been a bookkeeper for the Arter family of Lock Haven. Survivors include 2 sons, Albert C. and his wife Linda Lachat and Thomas G. and his wife Maryann Lachat, a daughter, Linda and her husband Randy Shady, a sister, Susan Dunn, 8 grandchildren, Mark Shady, JoAnn Shady, Joseph Shady, Shawn Lachat, Cassandra Lachat, Alan and his wife Tara Hunt, Christopher Hunt and Sarah and her husband Craig Wehler. Also surviving are 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Betty Simcox Lachat will be held on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the Swissdale United Methodist Church, 874 E. Croak Hollow Road, Lock Haven, Pa. Officiating will be the Rev. Marie Lewis. Internment will be in the Swissdale Cemetery. Family and friends will be received in the church from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be accepted to the Swissdale United Methodist Church through the funeral home. The Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven, Pa., is in charge of the arrangements.

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SMITH -

Gazette & Bulletin, July 11, 1901, Page 5
Notice of death Thomas W. Smith, article has not been retrieved.

Gazette & Bulletin, July 12, 1901, Page 5 - The funeral of Thomas W. Smith, the seven years old son of Mrs. Homer(?) Smith, occurred from the family residence in Woodward township Thursday morning.

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SMITH -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 20, 2009
Doris M. Hamilton, 87, of Montoursville, passed away Monday, January 19, 2009 at Valley View Nursing. She was born June 21, 1921 in Williamsport, the daughter of Charles W. and Annie Mae Healey Smith. Doris was the wife of the late James L. Hamilton, Sr., with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in S. Williamsport. Doris retired in 1981 from GTE Sylvania, after 33 years of service. She loved to bake cakes, but most of all, her true love was taking care of her family and grandchildren.
  Doris is survived by three daughters, Rita M. Herlt of Wyalusing, Debbie M. Hamilton of Williamsport and Cynthia M. (Gary) Springman of Montoursville; a stepson, James L. Jr. (Joyce) of S. Williamsport; a stepdaughter, Bonnie Krantz of Vermont; five grandchildren, Harry R. Herlt, Jr., Tina M. Richlin, Trish M. Springman, Tamra M. Springman and Danee M. Miller.
  She was predeceased by her husband in 1991, a sister, Mabel M. Robison, a grandson, Jamie L. Hinkel and three granddaughters. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Valley View Nursing Home, 2140 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, PA 17754.
  Relatives and friends are invited to Doris' Life Celebration, Thursday, January 22, 2009, beginning with a visitation from 1 until 2 p.m. at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St. Services will follow at 2 p.m., with Rev. Kathy Behrens officiating. Burial will be held privately, at the convenience of the family.

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SMITH -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 13, 2009;
Evelyn M. "Ebby" Bowman, 92, formerly of 141 Rivendell Road, Williamsport, and recently of Rose View Court, passed away peacefully at The Gatehouse, Divine Providence Hospital on February 11, 2009, following several months of declining health. Ebby was born on October 29, 1916 in Lairdsville, PA. She was the daughter of Mamie E. (Dugan) and Irvin C. Smith. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Earl W. "Boots" Bowman and by her nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Janet B. Frantz of 435 Rivendell Road, Williamsport; her nieces and nephews, Donna Lentz, Dolly Keiser, Betty Tawney, James and Charles Mull, all of Montoursville, Donald Mull of Pine Hill, NJ, Bonnie Cherry Miller of Jersey Shore; and many others, too numerous and far away to list. Ebby was a hard worker all of her life, employed in various jobs from the age of 12. She retired from the former Ray-O-Vac in South Williamsport in the early 1970s. She loved traveling, working out of doors, singing, square dancing, and her many friends at Meals On Wheels, where she served the community as a volunteer for 37 years. She was also a member of the Adopt-A-Highway group Residents of Rivendell since its inception in 1992. Ebby will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by the many people who loved her. Arrangements will be handled by Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2102 Northway Rd., Williamsport. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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SMITH -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 26, 2009;
Marjorie P. Grier Barnard, 84, of 600 Burke St., Jersey Shore, died Tuesday evening, February 24, 2009 in the Manor Care Health Center in Jersey Shore. Born October 28, 1924 in Jersey Shore, she was the daughter of Albert (Cub) Smith and the former Edna Charles. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard H. Barnard February 11, 2005; they were united in marriage May 28, 1950 in the Grace Lutheran Church in Jersey Shore. They met while roller skating at Hecla Park. For many years, she was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, the Ivanhoe Chapter #28 Order of Eastern Star, White Shrine and the Order of Amaranth. She was also past president and a member of the Jersey Shore Elks Ladies Auxiliary. She was a 1943 graduate of the Jersey Shore High School. Earlier in her life, she was employed by the Jersey Shore Silk Mill and in 1989, she retired from the West Company in Jersey Shore. She loved spending time with her family and friends and will be sadly missed. Surviving are two daughters, Greer (Chip) Miller of Jersey Shore and Robin (Bill) Camerer of Jersey Shore; grandchildren, Tracie Foringer, Corey Miller, Jade, Rob, Rich, and Kyle Camerer; great grandchildren, David and Chris Rogers, Courtney Miller; one great great granddaughter Ralie Rogers; one brother W. Lee (Alberta) Smith of Enfield, CT; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 10 a.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday evening, February 27 in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. Rev. Ralph L. Heagy, her pastor will officiate. Family asks that memorial contributions be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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SMITH -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 27, 2009;
Samuel S. Smith, 75, 150 Cohick Lane, Jersey Shore, died at 2 a.m. Monday, January 26, 2009 at his home. He had been seriously ill for six months. Born in Berwick on November 8, 1933, he was a son of the late Roland and Emma (Painter) Smith. Sam resided in the Jersey Shore area since 1976 and was formerly in Mifflinville. He served with the U. S. Army during the Korean War, and was a member of the American Legion, Jersey Shore for 28 years. Other memberships include the Pine Creek Valley Christian Church, Avis; LaBelle Vallee Masonic Lodge, 232 F&AM for 26 years; and the Scottish Rite, Williamsport. Sam's employment record includes the Magee Carpet Co.; Knor Trucking, P.L. Lawton Trucking and Wise Potato Chip Trucking; he was a town police officer in Mifflinville for a number of years, ran home businesses D&S Electronics, small engine repair and Smitty's Auto Body Shop; and finally spent 27 years as Manager of the Happy Acres Campground and Restaurant, Waterville, before retiring in 2001.
  Among Sam's greatest joys, were campfires with his family, camping and football. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter: Jane Louise Smith, and two brothers: Victor and Carl Smith. Surviving are his wife: the former Roselyn M. Thomas, with whom he celebrated 52 years of marriage on July 18, 2008; four children: Steven M. Smith, Bloomsburg; Timothy J. Smith, Mifflinville; Samuel S. Smith, Jr., wife Tammy, Jersey Shore; Mary K., wife of Richard W. Sander, Jersey Shore; four grandchildren: Andrew and Emily Sander, and Stephanie and Samantha Smith; a sister: Barbara, wife of Ronald Adams, Bloomsburg; and a brother: Richard Smith, wife Louise, Berwick. Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Pine Creek Valley Christian Church, Avis, with his pastor, the Rev. Dan Lehman, officiating. There will be no viewing. Interment will be a later date, at the convenience of the family.
  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Dean W. Kriner, Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.

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SMITHGALL -

Gainesville GA, Aug. 2002
Charles A. Smithgall Jr., 91, of 1500 Habersham Drive, Gainesville, died Monday at his residence following an extended illness.

Graveside services will be private. A memorial service will be held at 4:00pm, Friday, August 23, 2002, at First Baptist Church. The family will greet friends in the foyer of the church after the service.

Mr. Smithgall is survived by his wife of 68 years, Celestia "Lessie" Bailey Smithgall; three sons, Charles A. Smithgall III and his wife Sally, John F. Smithgall and his wife, Elaine, all of Atlanta, and Thurmond Smithgall, New York, N.Y.; grandchildren, Jonathan, Jason, David, Charles A. IV, Meghan and Jessica, all of Atlanta; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Smithgall was born October 17, 1910, in Aycock, Florida. (near Chipley). He was the son of Charles A. Smithgall Sr., a lumberman, of Montoursville, Pa., and Emma Elizabeth Tomlin of Sylacauga, Ala. He attended elementary schools in Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee, Marion Institute in Marion, Ala., Boys High School in Atlanta, and graduated from Gainesville High School in 1929. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1933 with a degree in general science.

In the early days of radio, Mr. Smithgall was one of the pioneer broadcasters. He was a student announcer on Tech's radio station, WGST, and was hired by the station as a staff announcer. Later he became program director and assistant manager. He left WGST for WSB in 1936 to become a personality on the "Morning Merry-Go-Round," where he was known to early-risers in several states as "Old man Smithgall's son Charles." His cow "Daisy," whom he milked every morning (via sound effects), was familiar to all his listeners.

When a tornado hit Gainesville on April 6, 1936, WSB was first to broadcast the news. Smithgall went to Gainesville, and from a front porch on Broad Street he reported the scene in the dark and rain for WSB and the NBC network.

Smithgall founded WGGA with friends in 1941, then became an executive with Storer Broadcasting with stations in Atlanta and Miami. He moved back to Gainesville in 1946 to convert the weekly Eagle into a daily newspaper. The Times began operation in 1947 as the Gainesville Daily Times. Smithgall later started the Poultry Times and Southeastern Poultry Times, which were published in the Times' plant. Those publications later merged with Poultry & Egg News. In 1981, Gannett Co. Inc., purchased The Times and the poultry publications.

Smithgall had begun acquiring radio stations in Rome and Gadsden, Ala., in the 1950s, and in 1966 started Rome Cable TV Company. It was during this time that he also founded WRNG in Atlanta, which later became WCNN.

In 1963 he formed Georgia Community Papers Inc. with Gwinnett Publishing Co. to publish the Gwinnett Daily News along with a number of weeklies. He sold this interest to the New York Times in 1987. At one time, he also owned an interest in the Selma, Ala., Times. Smithgall bought cable TV franchises serving the Chattanooga area, parts of DeKalb County and Walker County in the 1970s and '80s. He sold all his cable TV interests to The E.W. Scripps Co. in 1983.

Smithgall had acquired a love of the environment from his father, who took his young son fishing in the afternoons in North Florida streams and lakes. With most of his holdings disposed of, he focused on what would become his proudest achievement. From 1983 to 1994, he assembled some 5,500 acres in White County, along historic Dukes Creek, to develop as a conservation and preservation area. When asked why he did this, he said, "I could say because I'm a great conservationist, but that's not true. I did it because it was fun." He also said, "I'm trying to take it with me, but I haven't figured out a way to do it." This later became Smithgall Woods through a gift/purchase arrangement to the state of Georgia and was dedicated as a heritage preserve under Preservation 200.

He had become fond of the area while in high school, and he and his family picnicked there often in later years. Distressed at damage done to the stream and woods through neglect and abuse, Smithgall spent millions in restoration efforts, even taking out undesirable trees with a team of horses to lessen damage to the environment.

In 2000 the family donated 168 acres of its Hall County property off Cleveland Road to the Atlanta Botanical Garden for an arboretum. Last year the Smithgalls purchased, repaired and donated the former First Methodist Church building in downtown Gainesville to The Arts Council. They also announced a $1 million challenge grant to The Arts Council. The Arts Council Depot was renamed the Smithgall Arts Center. In memory of his former boss, a pioneer in radio, Smithgall established the Lambdin Kay Chair for the Peabody Awards at the University of Georgia School of Journalism and Massachusetts Communication.

The family also donated about $170, 000 to establish an animal shelter in White County.

Smithgall had served his church and community in the following capacities: deacon and Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church; trustee emeritus of Brenau University and Gainesville College; member of the board of regents of the University System of Georgia; member of the Georgia Tech National Advisory Board, Joint Tech-Georgia Development Fund; trustee of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association; and member of the Governor's Commission to Education.

Among numerous honors, he received the Di Gamma Kappa Pioneer of Georgia Broadcasting Award and was one of 100 Georgians of the Century named by Trend Magazine in 2000. He also earned the Ed Dodd Conservation Award from Elachee Nature Science Center, and the Conservationist of the Year Award from the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association. The Student Services Building at Georgia Tech bears his name.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make memorials to Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30315, for the Charles Bailey Endowment Fund for Elizabeth Smithgall Watts Student Research Scholarship; or to The Arts Council, P.O. Box 1632, Gainesville, GA 30503, for the restoration of the old First United Methodist Church building.

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SMITHGALL -

Williamsport Grit, Oct 17, 1917
Daniel Smithgall, aged 64 years died Friday noon at the home of Mr. and Charles Smithgall in upper Fairfield township, where he has been making his home. Mr. Smithgall had been in ill health for a long time. He has been a resident of this section all of his life and was a well known farmer and lumberman. He is survived by the following children: Dr. M. H., of Export; Mrs. Charles Smithgall and Harry Smithgall, of Fairfield township; J. Peck. of Franklin, and Frank. of Wallis Run. The funeral will be held this afternoon at Farragut M.E. church, leaving the home at 1 o'clock. Interment will be made at the Montoursville cemetery. (email contact for this family)

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SMITHGALL -

Williamsport Grit, Feb. 26, 1928
David Walter Smithgall died on Monday at the family home, 1521 Washington Boulevard, at the age of 62 years. Funeral services in his memory were conducted on Wednesday. Mr. Smithgall left his wife; a son David T., at home, and a daughter, Mrs. C. A. Ging, of Williamsport. Also four brothers and a sister, of whom a brother, William F., resides in this city. (email contact for this family)

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SMITHGALL -

Williamsport Grit, Jul. 21, 1918;
Elmer Smithgall, of 100 Church Street, South Williamsport, died during the week at the Williamsport hospital, age 31 years. He left a widow and three children, Ruth, Samuel and Margaret, also his father and three brothers. Funeral Tuesday afternoon at the Montoursville Methodist Church; interment in Montoursville Cemetery.(email contact for this family)

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SMITHGALL -

Williamsport Grit; Feb. 4, 1923;
Funeral services in memory of the late Frederick J. Smithgall, of 563 East Third Street, will be conduted at the house on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock; burial in Montoursville Cemetery. Mr. Smithgall had passed away on Friday at Arnot, Tioga County while on a business mission to that place. He was 66 years old and left his wife, three daughters and two sons - Otto, of Wellsboro and Herman, at home. Mr. Smithgall was a widely known lumberman and connected with the Brooks-Reese Lumber Company. For 25 years he had resided in Williamsport. (email contact for this family)

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SMITHGALL -

Williamsport Grit; Nov. 29, 1918;
The funeral of Kenneth Smithgall, who died at Marysville, Pa., a few days ago will be held at the Methodist Episcopal Church, at this place, tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o;clock. The rev. S.F. Rounsley will conduct the services and burial will take place in the local cemetery. (email contact for this family)

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SMITHGALL -

Williamsport Grit, Dec. 8, 1918;
Ritter Smithgall, of Washington Street died at the Williamsport hospital early Tuesday morning.(email contact for this family)

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SMITHGALL -

Williamsport Grit, Nov. 13, 1927;
Samuel Smithgall, until a year ago a resident of Williamsport, died on Wednesday at Marysville, near Harrisburg, Pa., at the age of 67 years. Funeral services were conducted yesterday in the M. E. Church at Montoursville. He left a son, a sister and five brothers, of whom D.W. resides in Williamsport and William in Lock Haven. (email contact for this family)

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SMITHGALL -

Williamsport Grit; May 8, 1927;
Smithgall - William Smithgall, formerly of Williamsport, died on Monday in Corfu, N.Y. His funeral took place on Tuesday. (email contact for this family)

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SMITHGALL -

Williamsport Grit; Jan. 15, 1933;
William Smithgall died Thursday at the home of Lynn Hill, of Loyalsockville. He leaves three brothers, C.T. and Bemjamin of Perry, Fla., and Aaron of Detroit; and a sister, Mrs. Lillian Platt of Detroit. Services were held yesterday afternoon at Spitler's Funeral Parlors in Montoursville with burial in the Montoursville Cemetery. (email contact for this family)

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SNITEMAN -

(July 9, 1908) [Submitted By Marge Johnson, October 2001]
Emma Linda Sniteman was born April 7, 1830 in Pennsylvania. She was married on Nov. 7, 1865, to John P. Clark at Muncy, PA., by Esq. P.I. Painter. In 1869 they moved to Michigan and later in the same year to Allamakee county, Iowa. In 1875 they came to Howard county which was their home until their death, in which her husband preceded about nine years ago. Both were members of the M.E. church.

Mrs. Clark passed away at five o'clock in the morning on July 9, 1908, aged 78 years, 3 months and 2 days, at the home of her only surviving child, Mrs. Henry Smith at New Oregon, at whose home the funeral services were held. Rev. John Gammons officiating. Burial was at New Oregon Cemetery.

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SNYDER -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
John Oliver Snyder, 68, died Sept. 13 at his home at Mentor, O., after a two and one-half month illness. A former resident of Williamsport, he was a member of the Mulberry Street Methodist Church and had been employed at L..L. Stearns and Sons. In 1908 Mr. and Mrs. Snyder left Williamsport and moved to Cleveland. Always active in church work, he was a trustee of the Mayfield Friends Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Minnie Bobb; a daughter, Clover Irene Mallory: a son, Cpl. Timothy O., recently released from an army hospital after suffering 11 months from a wound received in action in Belgium; four sisters, Mrs. Helm Riebsom and Mrs. Alice Bullis, of Rochester, N, Y, and Mrs. Ida Eckenroad and Mrs. Lillian McCoy, both of this city, and four grandchildren, Funeral services were held Sept. 15.

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SNYDER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 26, 2009;
Velda M. Henderson, 84, formerly of West Fourth Street, died Saturday, January 24, 2009, in ManorCare North. Born August 19, 1924 in Tyrone, she was a daughter of Robert and Verna Snyder. She was the widow of Merle Garland and Thomas Henderson. She was a lifetime member of the Evangelical Friends Church and always enjoyed spending time with her church family. Surviving are a son Robert M. Garland of Centerville, VA, a daughter Mary Ann Harris of Willoughby, OH and two step-daughters Susan Spalding of Georgia and Penny Perlman of Colorado, several grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and a life-long friend Gay Fedder.
  A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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SOBER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 5, 2009;
Holly Lou Davis, 53, formerly of Cogan Station, passed away at her residence in Burkburnett, TX. She was born December 21, 1955 in Williamsport, the daughter of George B. and Anna M. Westphal Sober. Holly was the wife of Robin L. Davis with whom she shared 33 years of marriage. She was a member of the St. Michael's Lutheran Church. Holly enjoyed crafting, NFL football and watching the only NFL football team that won six NFL Championships the "Pittsburgh Steelers". She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. Surviving besides her husband, Robin are a daughter, Christie A. (Douglas) Hoover of Burkburnett, TX; four grandchildren, Courtney B. A. Hoover, Keera N. Hoover, Desiree K. Hoover and Alexis D. Hoover; a brother, George R. Sober of Williamsport; two sisters, Mary Ann Mignano of S. Williamsport and Connie L. Seid of Williamsport. Holly was predeceased by a son, Jeremy L. Davis in 2007. Family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Relatives and friends are invited to Holly's Life celebration Saturday, February 7, 2009 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Quiggleville. Services will be held at 1 p.m. at the church, with Rev. Detlef Huckfeldt officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Michael's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

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SOVERNS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 17, 2009;
SOVERNS - Janet F. Stimpson, 81, of Williamsport and a guest at Manor Care-North passed away Friday, January 16, 2009 at the home. She was born February 17, 1927 in Renovo, the daughter of Claude and Nellie Long Soverns. Janet was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Stimpson; brother, Neil Soverns; and a sister, Sara Fye. Surviving her are three sons, David (Sue) Stimpson of New Prospect, PA, Claude (Crista) Stimpson of Hughesville, and Kirk (Marcella) Soverns of Williamsport; a daughter, Carol (Ray Huffman) Spotts of Williamsport; a brother, Clyde Soverns of California; two sisters, Shirley Andrus of Lock Haven and Lois Shinn of Altoona; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral service and burial will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville

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SPENCE -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 11, 1918;
Joseph Spence died at the City home, Wednesday, following a short illness.

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SPOTTS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 10, 2009;
SPOTTS - Olive E. Barnhart, 91, of 615 Canal St., Flemington, died Thursday, January 8, 2009 in the Susque-View Home in Lock Haven. Born May 7, 1917 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of Orie Spotts and the former Johanna Markle. She was preceded in death by her husband William W. Barnhart on August 12, 1995. For many years, she was a member of the Flemington United Methodist Church and was retired from Hammermill in Lock Haven. Surviving are two daughters, Janice A. (Bill) Fye of Flemington and Connie L. (Joe) Sohmer of Lock Haven; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; one sister Lilly Campbell of Nashville, TN. Olive was preceded in death by a son David; a granddaughter Beth M. Sohmer; five sisters, Anna Welker, Lulu Welker, Pearl Motter, Verna Miller, and Helen Vangorder; five brothers Eldon Spotts, Wilson Spotts, Howard Spotts, Albert Spotts and Ardell Spotts.
  Memorial services will be Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. in the Flemington United Methodist Church, 225 High St., Flemington. Pastor Larry Cole and Pastor Viola Tyson will officiate. Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore is in charge of arrangements. Family suggests memorial contributions be made in her name to the Flemington United Methodist Church or to the Susque-View Home.

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SPROUT -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 4, 2009;
SPROUT - Mary Sprout Artley, 87, of Muncy, formerly of Picture Rocks, passed away, Friday Jan. 2, 2009, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Her husband, Donald E. Artley, predeceased her on June 9, 1993. She was born on Feb. 9, 1921 in Williamsport, a daughter of the late Archie G. and Edith M. (Emery) Sprout. Mary was a long time member of the Picture Rocks Baptist Church and also the Order of the Eastern Star, Monsey Chapter # 481. She was a school bus driver for many years driving for Jack Michael in the East Lycoming School District. She loved to knit, sew, crochet, and especially loved collecting teddy bears. She is survived by two children; John D. and wife Christie Artley, of Hughesville, Mary Ellen and husband Bud Printzenhoff, of Picture Rocks, two brothers; James Gordon Sprout of Picture Rocks and John W. "Wes" Sprout of Muncy. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. As per her wishes, funeral services will be held at the convenience of her family. They suggest that memorial contributions be directed to the Picture Rocks Baptist Church, PO Box 408 Elm St., Picture Rocks, PA 17762. McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville, is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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STAHLNECKER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 7, 2009;
Benjamin Edward Stahlnecker, 91, formerly of 110 Hardee Drive, Mifflinburg, entered into eternal rest at 2:50 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at Fulmer's Personal Care Home, Lock Haven. He was born on March 22, 1917 in Williamsport, Lycoming County, the only child of the late Roy B. and Marian E. (Wright) Stahlnecker. On Dec. 9, 1939 he was united into marriage to the former Helen Almeda Troutman, who preceded him in death on Feb. 6, 1997. Ben graduated from Williamsport High School, Class of 1936. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on February 11, 1944 and was honorably discharged on Oct. 13, 9145. Mr. Stahlnecker retired in 1960 after a lifetime career as a machinist. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Stahlnecker is survived by three sons: Jon C. Stahlnecker of Globe, AZ, Richard L. Stahlnecker of Hughesville, PA, Mervin F. Stahlnecker of Apache Junction, Arizona; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted privately at the Duncannon Cemetery, Perry County, Pa. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Benjamin's memory can be made to a charity of ones choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Schwartz-Adamo Funeral and Cremation Services, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, PA 17844, (570) 966-2702 .

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STANKIEWICZ -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
Rev. Martin Stankiewicz, 52, pastor of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, died Monday at the Williamsport Hospital, He suffered a stroke while conducting mass Sept. 21, and was removed to the hospital later that day. Father Stankiewicz came here From Dickson City in June, 1943. Prior to that he had served parishes in Blossburg, Freeland, and Hudson. He was graduated from schools in Forest city, and attended Stanislaus College, Chicago, and Dunwoody Seminary, Yonkers, N. Y. Father S2ankiewicz celebrated his silver jubilee at the Holy Rosary Church last July 18. He Is survived by his mother, Mrs. Margaret Stankiewicz, of Pleasant Mount; three brothers, John, of California; Victor, of New York City, and Leo, of Linden, N.J,; four sisters, Mrs. Alice Nienczyk, of Wilkes-Barre: Sister M. Chrysanta, of New York City, and Blanche and Marie, of Linden, N. J., and 20 nieces and nephews. Requiem funeral mass was sung Friday.

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STARBUCK -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Starbuck, Winters - Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Runyan, of 416 Anthony street, yesterday Received word of the death of Mrs. J. C. Starbuck, from influenza, and of John Winters, of Muncy, also from influenza, formerly of this cite.

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STARR -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 18, 1918;
The funeral of Calvin J. Starr, aged 47 years, who died at his home near Lairdsville, took place Saturday afternoon at the house, the Rev. Philips, of Hughesville, officiating Mr. Starr left widow and two daughters, Mrs. Harry Houseknecht and Mrs. Edgar Slonaker, of Moreland Township, and one son, Frank.

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STEIDLE -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Michael Steidle died at his Home, 959 Market street, last Monday evening. He left his wife and eight children. He had long been a traveling salesman, handling liquors and cigars, and a term of years ago purchased a fine farm at Ball Mills.

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STEWART -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 28, 2009;
Gloria Jean Stewart of Williamsport, went home to be with the Lord on January 26, 2009. She was born in Clearfield to the late Melvin H. Stewart and Sara Ellen Bundy on September 24, 1950. Gloria was a retired manager for AT&T and was also a manager of LA Weight Loss Center. She was a member of the Impacting Your World Christian Center in Philadelphia and Shiloh Baptist Church in Williamsport as well as the Eastern Star Mayflower Chapter. She will be deeply missed by her daughters Mariko Parr-Caracter and her husband Odell of North Brunswick, NJ and her husband Milo of Mount Laurel, NJ, as well as her grandchildren Zoe, Layla and Micah Jean who is yet to be born. Gloria is also survived by her siblings, Marilyn Stewart Brooks of Williamsport, Kenneth Stewart of Bridgeville, PA; Michael Stewart of Chester, PA; Thomas Stewart, David Stewart and his wife April, all of Williamsport; a nephew Rahmaire D. Brooks with whom she resided; a cousin Louise Wright of Williamsport; and a host of nieces, cousins and friends. Family and friends are invited to Gloria's "Life Celebration" on Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at the James C. Maneval "Life Celebration" Home, 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. As well on Monday at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 344 Walnut St., Williamsport, from 11-noon, with services to follow. Her interment will be conducted in Green Lawn Memorial Park in Montgomery. Donations in her memory can be made to Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center, 1705 Warren Ave., Suite 303 Williamsport, PA 17701.

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STEWART -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 6, 2009;
STEWART - Mildred A. Schwanbeck, age 101, of Live Oak, Fla., and formerly of Jersey Shore, died December 4, 2008, at her residence in Life Oak. She had been a Florida resident since the early 90s. She was born in Williamsport February 25, 1907 a daughter of Charles and Della Cohick Stewart. Her husband Harry J. Schwanback passed away in November of 1992. At one time, she was a member of the Lycoming Christian Church. She is survived by grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mildred's Life Celebration will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore with Pastor Donald Dennis officiating. Burial will be held privately in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.

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STINE -

Williamsport Grit, Nov. 26, 1939;
Mrs. Maud Stine, 63, widow of David Stine, died Friday at the Williamsport Hospital. She was a native of Kelly Cross Roads, but had been a resident of Antes Fort for many years until three months ago, since which time she had lived with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Ray Spotts, of Milton. Surviving Are the following brothers and sisters: Ellery H. Spotts, of Milton; the Rev. Thomas Spotts, of Taos, N. M., and Mrs. Harry Henry, of Lewistown. Services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Ranck funeral home, Milton. with the Rev. Mr. Thomas, pastor at Antes Fort, officiating, assisted by the Rev. D. W. Bottiger, of West Milton. Burial will be in the White Deer Church Cemetery.

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STOCKDALE -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 21, 2009;
Timothy Jay Stockdale, 50, of Lewisburg, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. On Oct. 1, 1983, Tim married the former Terry A. Bennett, with whom he observed their 25th wedding anniversary last year. Tim attended Lewisburg High School until his junior year and then graduated from Elizabethtown High School in 1976. He later earned his Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Penn State, Harrisburg campus. For the past 25 years he was employed with the U. S. Postal service, recently as Postmaster in Muncy. Among his survivors are his father and stepmother, John C. and Mary Stockdale of Mt. Joy. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday and again from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Monday at his church, Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 S. Third St., Lewisburg, where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday. Officiating will be his pastor, the Rev. William S. Henderson. Burial will follow in Lewisburg Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to Bucknell Golf Club, P. O. Box 297, Lewisburg, PA 17837 or Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 S. Third St., Lewisburg, PA 17837 or the American Cancer Society Union County Unit, 57 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, S. Second and Louis streets, Lewisburg.

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STOLL -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
Mrs. Ida Esther Stoll, 85, of B1ossburg, died at her home yesterday. She is survived by her husband, William Stoll: a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Buzzard, of this city: a sister, Mrs. Ella Viel, of Blossburg; a nephew, and a grand-daughter. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the home. The Rev. Donald Christman, of Mansfield, will officiate. Burial will be in the Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Friends may call at the home this afternoon.

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STOPPER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 27, 2009;
Genevieve E. Strosser, 99, a resident of Greenspring Village, Springfield, VA, died February 24, 2009 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, VA. She was born January 31, 1910 in Williamsport, a daughter of Herman J. and Henrietta M. Kohler Stopper. Her husband of 27 years, Lawrence Strosser, died in 1961. Survivors include three sons, Lawrence (Ann) of Milton, PA, James (Miyoko) of Chantilly, VA and Bernard (Marylou) of this city; a brother Carl Stopper of Duboistown; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased in death by her daughter Mary Strosser; a sister Mary Stopper Hamm; and eight brothers, Robert, Adolph (Ott), Reinhold, Urban (Bud), Leo (Lee), Anthony (Andy), Paul and Norman. She was a member of St. Raymond of Penafort Catholic Church, Fairfax Station, VA; an active member of the Secular Franciscan Third Order: the Legion of Mary; and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She was the Resident Leader of the Rosary Prayer Group at Greenspring Village. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Friends may call at the church from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Internment will be held in St. Boniface Cemetery, Williamsport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Poor Clare Monastery, 2505 Stonehedge Drive, Alexandria, VA 22306. Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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STRAWBRIDGE -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
The funeral of William Strawbridge took place at the home of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. William Strawbridge, 634 Oliver street, Thursday afternoon.

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STRYKER -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Mrs. Rodney Stryker died at her home, 1122 East Washington street, Thursday afternoon, of Spanish influenza. She was 42 years of age and left her-husband, one son, Lawrence, and three daughters, Francis, Madaline and Louise; three brothers, Thomas Cashen, of Harrisburg; Michael Cashen, of Altoona, and John Cashen, of Arizona, and one sister, Mrs. Jacob Bubb, of this city. Funeral services were conducted at the home yesterday morning.

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STUGART -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 20, 2009;
Walter L. Stugart, 65, of Montgomery, died Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at his home. Born September 24, 1943, in Jordan Township, Lycoming County, he was a son of Grace Keller Stugart and the late Donald I. Stugart. Walter graduated from the Hughesville High School, Class of 1961 and was a Vietnam veteran, who served in the U.S. Navy. He was employed with the Darling Valve Company from 1964 until 1976 as a foreman and in 1976, he established B&W Upholstery, Turbotville, with his brother-in-law. Walter was the founder and past president of the Lower Lycoming Softball League and former league officer for the Williamsport Softball Association. He played softball every year of his adult life. Surviving, in addition to his mother of Hughesville, are a son, Ivan Stugart of Hughesville; a daughter, Patricia Sutherland of Jacksonville, FL; a step-daughter, Chrissy Julian of Montgomery; a brother John Stugart of Brooksville, FL; three sisters, Donna Bird of Millville, Mary Stugart and Ruth Newman, both of Hughesville; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
  In addition to his father, Walter was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Crevline. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. G. Edward Corcelius officiating. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions to the Susquehanna Home Health Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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STUGART -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 14, 2009;
William R. Stugart, 85, of 342 Duke St., Williamsport, passed away Monday, January 12, 2009 at his residence. He was born September 26, 1923 in Montoursville, the son of William T. and Vera Ulrich Stugart. William was an Army Veteran, having served during WWII. He had worked for Dick Tebb's Farms and also for Blaise Alexander Chevrolet. William enjoyed his dog, Champ. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Betty L. Ryan, who passed away in 2003; brothers, Clifford E., Albert F., Rueben J., and Harry E.; and a sister, Margaret Sechler. Surviving William are three sons, William S. (Nancy) of Cogan Station, Richard E. and James T. (Jodi), both of Williamsport; a daughter, Bonnie J. (James) Winder of Williamsport; two brothers, Ernest E. of Florida and Harold G. of Williamsport; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 16, 2009 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Interment will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m.

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STUTZMAN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 7, 2009;
Esther L. Gray, 90, of 189 N. Second St., Hughesville, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 5, 2009, with her children and other family members by her side.
  She was born March 22, 1918, next door to the home she has lived in for the last 62 years, the daughter of the late Gifford and Edna Reichard Stutzman. Her husband of 56 years, Carl B. "Dinty" Gray, preceded her in death on January 7, 2004. Esther graduated from the State Beauty School, Williamsport in 1947 and operated a beauty shop in her home, serving her last customers at the age of 81. She was a "Rosie the Riveter" at Bethlehem Steel in Williamsport during WWII and worked at other local Lycoming County businesses while building her beauty shop clientele. Esther was a charter member of the Hughesville Business and Professional Women's Club, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Monsey Chapter 481, Muncy, a member of the former Lady Hughes Rebekah Lodge 215, and a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, Hughesville. Surviving are two daughters, Donna Kiesinger and Denise (J.R. Stanley) Gray, both of Hughesville; a son, Richard (Susan) Gray of Hendersonville, North Carolina; six grandchildren, Dr. Richard (Susan) Gray of Gig Harbor, Washington, Erin (Douglas) Walter of Carol Stream, Illinois, Michael (Jill) Gray of Wheaton, Illinois, Heather (Colman) Gately of Galway, Ireland, PFC Zachary (Katherine) Balliet enroute to Iraq and Matthew Balliet of Hughesville; 10 great-grandsons; four great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
  In addition to her parents and husband, Esther was preceded in death by a sister, Leah Banghart; two brothers, John and Charles Stutzman; and a son-in-law, Donald Kiesinger. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. G. Edward Corcelius officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home where the Monsey Chapter 481 will perform a service at 8:45 p.m. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to the Christ United Methodist Church Organ Fund, 148 S. Main St., Hughesville, PA 17737. Esther's two daughters, her primary caregivers for the past year, and her son, wish to express sincere appreciation to Hospice and Home Instead Senior Care staff and others who so compassionately participated in the care of their mother during her prolonged illness.

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STUTZMAN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 15, 2009;
Nina A. Easton, 62, of 2323 Brushy Ridge Road, Montoursville, died Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at her home, following an extended illness. Nina and her husband, Ronald E. Easton, would have observed their 40th wedding anniversary on March 8, 2009. Nina attended the Community Baptist Church, enjoyed gardening and the outdoors. Nina was a teacher's aide for the Montoursville School District, retiring last July after 32 years of service. Born July 15, 1946 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Harry and Eleanor Eiswerth Stutzman. Surviving in addition to her husband, are a son, Eric C. (Carolyn) of Trout Run; daughter, Michelle L. (Billy) Simpson of Wagram, NC; brothers, Stanley and Earl Stutzman, both of Williamsport and David Stutzman of Hughesville and a grandson, Shaw Simpson. Funeral services will be at noon Saturday at the Community Baptist Church, 1853 State RT 87, Montoursville, with the Rev. Lynn A. Wheeler officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial will be at Rose Valley Cemetery, at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to the Gatehouse or the Cancer Treatment Center, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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SWANGER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 10, 2009;
Larry B. Swanger, 64, of 700 Blue Hill Drive, Danville, PA, died Sunday morning, February 8, 2009 at his residence. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 1 p.m. at St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 240 Sunbury Road, Riverside, PA, with the Reverend Dr. Donald N. Hurley officiating. Friends will be received Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Visneski Funeral Home, 10 W. Mahoning St., Danville, PA and from noon until the time of service at the church on Thursday.

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T - Surnames


TAYLOR -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 8, 2009;
Audrey E. Snyder, 81, of Hughesville, died Tuesday, January 6, 2009, at her home. Born July 6, 1927, in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Bruce L. and Janet Moir Rhind Taylor. She and her husband, Donald L. Snyder, celebrated 38 years of marriage on June 27, 2008. Audrey was a graduate of Hughesville High School Class of 1945. She was a Korean War Veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class. Audrey was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Hughesville and the United Methodist Women, serving as secretary for 24 years. She was also a member of the 39 Plus Club and enjoyed camping, collecting cow memorabilia and caring for cats. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are four daughters, Michelle Lee Hopkins of Williamsport, Heidi (Larry) Long of Muncy, Stephanie (Duane) Robbins of Smyrna, TN, and Mary Rucker of Hughesville; a step-daughter, Nancy (Robert) Whitmyer of Williamsport; a step-son Robert Snyder of Williamsport; seven grandchildren, Michael Hopkins, James Robbins, Chad, Ashley and Tiffany Long, Tyler and Logan Rucker; two step-grandchildren, Dustin and Sarah Whitmyer; and her beloved cats, Sopie and Tux. Audrey was preceded in death by a brother, James L. Poust and a sister, Madeline Moon.
  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church, 148 S. Main St., Hughesville, with the Rev. G. Edward Corcelius officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery with graveside military honors accorded by combined veterans organizations. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Lycoming Animal Protection Society, 195 Phillips Park Drive, South Williamsport, PA 17702.

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TAYLOR - Williamsport Grit, Aug. 11, 1918;
The funeral of R. Elmer Taylor, the young railroader who was killed by being run down by the tender of a locomotive, Aug. 3, took place on Tuesday, at the residence of. A. H. Brush, father of of Mrs. Taylor, at Sheffield, Warren County.

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TAYLOR -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 5, 2009;
Hartley Taylor, 83, of Cogan Station, passed away Monday, March 2, 2009 at Geisinger Medical Center. He was born December 24, 1925 in Naugatuck, CT, the son of Wilfred and Adella Noble Taylor. Hartley was the husband of the former, Ruth Ann Kennedy with whom he shared 56 years of marriage. He retired in 1992 as a custodian from the Oxford School District in Oxford CT, after 15 years of service, prior he had worked for Uni-royal for 36 years and he was currently working at the Weis Market on Old Lycoming Creek Road for 15 years. Hartley was a member of Oxford United Church of Christ. He loved sports, especially the New York football and baseball teams. He was also a collector of model cars. Surviving is his wife, Ruth Ann; four sons, Kevin J. Taylor and William H. (Elaine) Taylor, both of Naugatuck, CT, Jeffrey A. (Patricia) Taylor of Trout Run, PA, Douglas S. (Tina) Taylor of Woodbury, CT; a daughter, Robin E. Taylor (Duane Kegaris) of Manns Choice, PA; four sisters; many grandchildren and by many great grandchildren. He was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Oxford, CT. Arrangements are being handled by the Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

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TEBBS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 30, 2009;
Richard C. "Dick" Tebbs Sr., 83 of 1601 Elliott St., Loyalsock Twp., and a guest at Valley View Nursing Center, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at the home. He was born January 17, 1926 in Williamsport, a son of Harry M. and Fanny Clark Tebbs. Dick was a member of the Greenview Alliance Church. He was the owner/operator of Dick Tebbs Farms, and was a life long farmer. He married his teenage sweetheart, the former Mable J. Bradley, 60 years ago on December 11, 1948. He attended Williamsport High School, was a member of the Loyalsock Twp. Volunteer Fire Co., and was an avid snowmobiler for 40 years. Surviving in addition to his wife, are two sons, Richard C. Tebbs, Jr. of Montoursville, and John S. (Robin) Tebbs of Loyalsock Twp.; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Bradley, Jessica, Rachel, and Daniel Tebbs.
  He was predeceased by two brothers, Ralph S. and Willard Tebbs, and by a sister, Melrose Weaver. The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 3, at the Greenview Alliance Church, 1955 Warrensville Rd., Montoursville, with the Rev. A. Andrew Beare officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received on Monday, February 2, from 68 p.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.

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TEED -

Mansfield Gazette, January 14, 2009;
John E. Teed, 87, of Route 287, Morris, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in Wilton, Conn. Born Dec. 21, 1921, in Williamsport, the son of the late John and May Minier Teed. John owned and operated his own auto body business. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Charles Helmrich of Herndon,Va., sons and daughters-in-law, James and MaryAnne Teed of Charleston, W. Va., Jerald and Gail Teed of Norwalk, Conn.; brothers and sisters–in-law; Dale and Ella Teed of Tioga, Bill and Nancy Teed of Wilmington, N.C., Bob and Jean Teed of Walton Hills, Ohio; sisters and brothers-in-law, Katherine Teed, Jean Graham, Jane and Bob Phelps, all of Morris, Betty and John Tomlinson of Potomac, Md.; 12 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley A. Teed in 1997; sisters, Nancy Kephart, Barbara Cole, Peg Teed, and brother Jim Teed. Family and friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, on Saturday, Jan. 17, from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Eugene A. Charsky, officiating. Burial will be in Oregon Hill Cemetery.

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THOMAS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 14, 2009;
Jennie T. Hawk, 90, of Wellsboro, PA, died Sunday, January 11, 2009 at The Green Home in Wellsboro. Born on December 21, 1918 in Pine Township, Lycoming County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Mast Thomas. She was married to Kenneth L. Hawk, who died on April 16, 1994. Mrs. Hawk was a graduate of Wellsboro High School. She later graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College and did graduate work at Penn State University. Mrs. Hawk was employed as a school teacher for 35 years, mostly in the Wellsboro school district. Surviving are two sisters, Julia T. Spencer of Wellsboro, PA and Louise T. Carson of Sayre, PA, and several nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA, with Rev. Don Avery officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Family will provide the flowers.

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THOMPSON -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 21, 2009;
John E. Thompson, 71, of 54 Twin Oak Lane, Trout Run, died Monday, January 19, 2009 at the Gatehouse. Born November 24, 1937 in Oriole, he was a son of Lamar and Zella Parsons Thompson. John is survived by a loving wife, Helen F. (Hennigan) Thompson, whom he joined in marriage on June 9, 1962. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, and he retired as an airframe supervisor from US Airways, after sixteen years. John and three friends also founded an aviation consulting firm, AAC Inc. in 1998. John enjoyed golfing and hunting and was a member of the Pine Stump Gun Club. Surviving in addition to his wife, is a son Dennis M. (Lisa) Thompson of Columbus, OH and a daughter Stephanie S. Thompson of Williamsport; two grandchildren, Tess Elizabeth and John Holden Thompson; a brother Earl (Del) Thompson of Texas, a sister Carol (Roger) Constantino of Nevada; and a sister-in-law Florence Thompson of Rachtown. John was preceded in death by a brother George Thompson and a sister Evelyn Sees. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Sanders. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport PA 17701; Northcentral PA Dialysis Foundation, 1660 Sycamore Rd., Montoursville PA 17754; or to the Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport PA 17701.

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TILBURG -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 31, 2009;
Mary Helen Ross, 79, of 2405 W. Fourth St., died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at the Williamsport Home. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Joseph Ross, April 8, 1995. They were both retirees of Phillips ECG and the former Sylvania Electronics, of which they were both Quarter Century Club members. They built many beautiful doll houses together and they loved to go to flea markets and antique stores. As husband and wife, their love was always patient and kind and they showed that kindness in everything they did together. Their children and grandchildren were blessed by the same love that they shared for each other. Mary was a member of the Church of the Ascension. Born Jan. 31, 1929 in Montgomery, she was the daughter of Robert and Mary Lesho Tilburg. Surviving are daughters, Ann Marie (Robert) Burns and Sherry Lynn Ross both of Williamsport; a brother, Leroy (Alice) Tilburg of Cogan Station; grandchildren, Thomas (Tiffany) Stabley of State College and Michele of Dover Del.; and great grandchildren, Cole, Allison, Katie and Thomas. Mary was predeceased by brothers, Robert and Paul Tilburg. Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Charles J. Cummings officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park. No visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport.

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TINSMAN -

Williamsport, PA (publisher/date unknown, probably early 1909)
Charles S. Tinsman (April 28, 1886 - July 29, 1909) - Condition of Charles Tinsman. The condition of Charles Tinsman, the East End plumber, who has been an inmate of the Williamsport Hospital for the past six months, remains unchanged.

Williamsport, PA (publisher/date unknown, probably July 1909)
Deaths and Funerals. Charles Sidell Tinsman, who had been a patient at the Williamsport hospital for nearly a year, died at that institution yesterday afternoon, aged twenty-three years. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Tinsman, of No. 1021 Tucker street.

Williamsport, PA (publisher/date unknown, probably July/August 1909)
The funeral of the late Charles S. Tinsman was held from the family residence, No. 1021 Tucker street, Saturday afternoon. The services were in charge of the Rev. Theodore Beck, pastor of the East End Baptist church. The pallbearers were: John Ramin, Edward Wurster, Joseph Springman and Harry Anderson. (email contact for this family)

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TINSMAN -

Gazette & Bulletin, July 21, 1887, Page 4
Ella J. Tinsman, her funeral takes place yesterday afternoon -- impressive services.

The last sad rite over the remains of the late Miss Ella J. Tinsman, who died on Monday last, were observed yesterday  afternoon by the interment of her remains in the beautiful Wildwood.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wood,of the East Third Street Methodist Episcopal Church, and the  singing by Mrs. Repeas, Mrs. Covert, and Mssrs. Ed. Schleh and Fred M. Chatham.  The remains were borne to the hearse and their last resting place by the three brothers of the deceased, Robert, Thomas, and Washington, assisted by Harry Mudge, which added much to the impressiveness of the scene.  During the day a host ofsorrowing friends visited the last residence of the afflicted  family to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed. Miss Tinsman was, at the time of her death in the twenty-second year of her age, and for one so young had an almost innumerable host of loving friends, as the profusion of floral-tributes that surrounded the casket fully attested.  Peace to her ashes, as she sleeps her last sleep.  (email contact for this family)

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TINSMAN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 20, 2009
Ellen M. Tinsman, 61, of 1616 Trimble Road, Trout Run, died Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at the Gatehouse Hospice, Williamsport. She was born February 14, 1947 in Rose Valley, the daughter of the late William H. and Mary (O'Connor) Tinsman. Surviving her are her aunt Bernice O'Connor, and cousins Maggie Quinn Ramsey, Mary Quinn, Kate Ramsey Sivers, Sarah Ramsey, Marcie McCormick Porter, and Andrew McCormick. She attended the Grier School for Girls in Tyrone, PA, and Barnard College in New York City. She led an adventurous and varied life in New York and on her travels throughout the U.S. and Europe, but always returned to Williamsport and her beloved family home in Rose Valley, where she lived with her dogs, cats and chickens. She was talented at many things and her work life reflected her eclectic interests. In the early 70s, she co-edited the Williamsport Mountain Journal, a bi-weekly alternative newspaper. She traveled with the Clyde Beatty Circus, and helped establish the Big Apple Circus and Xenon Disco in New York City. Later, in Williamsport she worked at the Rieders Travis law firm, and was a freelance editor for a number of writers, both local and long distance. For the last several years, she was a Democratic Committeeperson in Lycoming County and sat on the Gamble Township Planning Committee. Under the name of Joan Beach, she regularly contributed to the internet-based community discussion group Billtown Boards, and maintained a blog on national political issues. She was very involved in the campaigns to elect Congressman Chris Carney and President Barack Obama. She will be dearly missed by all her friends and family. Cremation arrangements will be handled privately by Grenoble Funeral Home, Muncy. Friends and acquaintances are invited to a gathering to celebrate Ellen's life on Thursday, January 22, 2009 from 6 to 9 p.m. at DiSalvo's Restaurant, 341 E. Fourth St., Williamsport.

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TINSMAN -

Gazette & Bulletin, May 31, 1901, Page 6
Forest Tinsman dies after short illness; came home from Buffalo Sunday and passed away Thursday. The funeral to be held today Forest R. Tinsman, son of the late Peter Tinsman, and grandson of the late Garrett Tinsman, died ath the Hotel Crawford about 5 o'clock Thursday morning. Deceased had been at Buffalo attending the exposition. He returned during Sunday night and went to the hotel. Before morning he was taken ill, and, though much brighter Wednesday evening, died at an early hour Thursday morning. He was 30 years of age and had always been of great weight. The funeral will take place from the residence of his grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Tinsman, 139 East Third street at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon. Interment will be private, and at Wildwood cemetery. At the request of the family friends will please omit flowers.

Gazette & Bulletin, June 1, 1901, Page 6 - The funeral of the late Forest Tinsman occurred from the residence of his grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Tinsman, 139 East Third street at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Interment was made in Wildwood cemetery and was private. (email contact for this family)

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TINSMAN -

Williamsport Sun-Gazette, May 1, 1968; (Microfilm on file James V. Brown Library, Williamsport, PA)
Lawrence A. Tinsman died , Wednesday, May 1, 1968 at his home. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary M. Henninger, a son Robert, of Hempstead, N.Y., three grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.

During his early life, he toured the RKO Vaudeville Circuit throughout the United States as an acrobat. He was later employed by Cromar Co. where he was retired.

Mr. Tinsman was born in Williamsport, the son of Robert andJosephine Biehler Tinsman.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Pages, 125 East ThirdStreet, with the Rev. Robert L. Lundy, a retired Evangelican United Brethren minister officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood cemetery. (email contact for this family)

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TINSMAN -

Gazette & Bulletin, April 6, 1904
Peter Tinsman, built first Steam Mill to saw lumber in the city of Williamsport. One of the oldest Pioneer Lumberman of the West Branch Valley, died at his home here Tuesday evening at the advanced age of eighty-six years, he came to this city inthe year 1850.

Peter Tinsman, one of the oldest pioneer lumberman of the West Branch Valley, died about 8 o'clock Tuesday evening at his home, 1020 Washington Street, at the age of 86 years. His health had been failing him for some years.

A widow and the following children survive: Robert H., Thomas, Mrs. Charles Zahn, G.W. all of this city, and Edward W. of Philadelphia.

The funeral announcement will be made later.

Built First Steam Saw Mill

Peter Tinsman had the distinction of erecting the first steam saw mill in Williamsport in 1852. He in partnership with George W. Quinn, built the plant just east of the city. The old mill was torn down a few years ago when the Susquehanna Dye Works plant was erected.

He was born in Bucks county in 1818 and was brother of Garrett Tinsman. His first lumber operations were in Luzerne county, while he was yet a young man.

In the summer of 1850 he came to the West Branch Valley and finally embarked in the lumber business in Williamsport. He continued to be very successful in the lumber business until 1855 when he sold his interests to his brother Garrett and went to Reading, Pa. where he engaged in the retail lumber business.

In 1867, he returned to this city and later purchased the saw mill of Alexander Davidson, on the South Side. A few years later he retired from the business and had lived in the city ever since. (email contact for this family)

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Gazette & Bulletin, March 21, 1876, page 4
In this city, on the <illegible> inst., Peter I. Tinsman .  Funeral at the residence of his father, Garrett Tinsman, 139 East Third street, on Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. (email contact for this family)

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TINSMAN -

Gazette & Bulletin, January 3, 1922
Robert H. Tinsman died at his home, at 6 a.m. Sunday. He was the eldest son of the late Peter Tinsman, one of the pioneer lumberman of this city. He is survived by his wife and one son, Lawrence, and one brother Thomas, and one sister Mrs. Charles Zahn, of this city. He was a member of the East Third Street Methodist Church. Funeral services will take place at his residence Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. (email contact for this family)

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TINSMAN -

Williamsport Sun-Gazette, March 16, 2002, Obituaries
Major Robert T. Tinsman (USAF, retired), 87, a resident of Loyalsockville died Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at ManorCare in Williamsport, PA. He was the husband of Virginia H. Tinsman, whom he married July 19, 1940.

He was born on February 7, 1915 on Mountain Avenue in South Williamsport, the son of late Lawrence Atwood Tinsman and Clara Rosella Barry. He is predeceased by his brother Barry.

He graduated from Dickinson Seminary and South Williamsport High School and then joined the United States Air Force at Langley Field. He and Virginia wed at the Chapel on Langley Field Air Force base. He served our country before, during, and after World War II as a pilot, meteorologist and flight instrument instructor in the United States, Guam, Japan, and as a Base Commander at Baffin Island in the Arctic.

After his military career, he served as a corporate pilot and worked for several years as the locksmith for Lycoming College.

He was a founding member of the The American Air Museum in Britian (Duxford), a life member of the Retired Officer Association and also a member of the United States Air Force Museum at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, Eureka Lodge in Montrousville, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, American Legion and Loyalsock Creek Men's Club.

His interests included his family, aviation, pool, meteorology, trains and his cats. He was also a champion diver and enjoyed classic motorcycles.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his three children, Thomas Robert of Payson, AZ, Nancy Josephine and Melanie Katherine, both of Hollidaysburg, PA, 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 5 great step-grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter.

A memorial church service will be given on Saturday, March 23 at 11:00am. The service will be performed by Pastor Bob Wallace at Third Street United Methodist Church at 931 East Third Street in Williamsport, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Always and Forever Memorial Program, PO Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.  (email contact for this family)

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TINSMAN -

Williamsport Sun-Gazette, April 1, 2003, Obituaries
William Hepburn Tinsman died Sunday morning at his home on Rose Valley Lake after a brief illness. He would have been 97 in July.

Born July 27, 1906, in Pittsburgh, he lived in Asheville, N.C., Philadelphia, and Manhattan and Brooklyn, N.Y. before settling in Williamsport, the town his family had helped to establish. He attended the Hackley School, Lawrenceville and Lafayette College.

During the Depression, he worked in the CCC camps, teaching literacy; then, at the inception of the Unemployment Compensation program, he became district manager of the Unemployment Bureau, and retired from that office in 1971.

In World War II, he served in Okinawa as a chief petty officer. Although a Navy veteran, he managed to maintain close friendships with certain Marines and Army men.

William was an avid fly fisherman, and was for many years a member of Gray’s Run club. His pride was a log cabin in Sullivan County which he, his wife, Mary, and his friends Harry Gibson and Ed Sheriff built with their own hands.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mary O’Connor Tinsman to whom he was devoted; and is survived by a daughter, Ellen Tinsman of Trout Run; a son, Garret Tinsman of Trout Run; and a sister-in-law, Bernice O’Connor of Williamsport.

A memorial service will be announced at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Susquehanna Regional Home Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., 4 South, Williamsport, PA 17701, in William and Mary’s names will be welcomed. (email contact for this family)

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THOMAS -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Mrs. F. W. Thomas died at her home, 232 West Edwin street. on Monday. She left her husband and five children, fire brothers and one sister. She was a faithful member of the Pine Street Methodist church and the T.M.B. Hicks class of that church. Her funeral took place on Thursday afternoon.

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TRAVIS -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
The funeral of Otis J. Travis took place yesterday afternoon at the chapel in Wildwood cemetery, and interment was made in Wildwood. Mr. Travis was a veteran of the Civil War, a member of Reno post, G.A.R., and ritual of the order and observed at the funeral. Mr. Travis was 79 years old, and left his wife and one son, Frank E. He was found dead in the home, 789 East Third street, on Thursday.

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TURNER -

Williamsport Grit, Nov. 15, 1885
Mrs. Mary Ann Turner, widow of the late John Turner, of Muncy, died Wednesday morning, November 11, at three o'clock. The deceased was a daughter of the late Abel Edwards, and was about sixty-nine years of age. She was seriously ill for several weeks, and had been dying for days.

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ULMER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 17, 2009;
ULMER - Carole F. Webster, 64, of 2393 Quaker Hill Road, Cogan Station, died Thursday, January 15, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital. Carole and her husband, Kent F. Webster, observed their 45th wedding anniversary on March 16, 2008. Carole was a member of St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church, enjoyed flower gardening and arranging, baking bread and was a devoted grandmother. Born April 11, 1944 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Thomas T. and Florence Fink Ulmer. Surviving in addition to her husband, are a son, Randy K. (Karen) of Cogan Station; daughter, Cathy A. (Eric) Mummau of Harrisburg; brothers, Robert (Betty) Ulmer of Middleburg; Dale (Dixie) Ulmer of Raleigh, NC; Charles (Peggy) Ulmer, Sr. of Cogan Station; sisters, Jean (Jack) Otto of Lebanon; Miriam (Don) Shafer of Amelia Island, FL; Brenda (Fred) Lovell of Linden; a sister-in-law, Nancy Ulmer of Bellefonte and six grandchildren. Carole was predeceased by a brother Bruce Ulmer. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at her Church, 1427 Memorial Avenue, with Pastor Robin L. Baer officiating. Burial will be in Blooming Grove Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to the church in care of the Long Sunday School Class. Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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ULMER -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Pierce S. Ulmer, of 1207 Market street, died at an early hour Sunday morning. The funeral held Tuesday.

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ULMER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 27, 2009;
Ruth Evelyn Ulmer, (II Tim. 4:7: "...I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.") of Ashland, KY, went to be with her Lord on January 25, 2009. She was born on July 11, 1907 in Hepburn Township, Lycoming County, PA, the daughter of the late Thomas L. and Ida Jane Waltz Ulmer. Ruth grew up on her parents farm near Balls Mills, PA. Born again into God's family at the age of 10, she was baptized and accepted into the membership of Hepburn Baptist Church, Cogan Station, PA in 1917. She graduated from Philadelphia School of the Bible, Philadelphia, PA in 1930 and attended Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1931 also in Philadelphia, PA. Upon completion of her schooling, Ruth served the Lord at Green Pasture Jewish Mission, Brooklyn, NY and then in the youth ministry of the local church at Mehoopany, PA. In 1932, from deep in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, there came a call for help. A missionary had to leave her field of service due to illness. Would someone please come and take over her work? So, Ruth like Abraham, "went out by faith, not knowing wither (s)he went" (Hebrews 11:8), Virgie, Kentucky was not even on the map; but the Lord was leading and she followed. There was no promise of support so she stood firmly on Philippians 4:19; God promised he would provide. She had nine wonderful, thrilling, years sharing his word with the people of Virgie. Through the years, there followed other areas of service: Printer, KY for 10 years, at Volga, KY for 27 years and finally at Ashland, KY, working in the local church in Sunday School work and visitation ministry. All who knew Ruth were impressed by her gentle spirit. From time to time, she would come back to Pennsylvania, where she was always invited to speak at churches in the local area. She told of different experiences that revealed her love for God and the people she served. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Nelson W. Ulmer and T. Theodore Ulmer and her sisters, Florence A. Gehr and Gertrude E. Paulhamus.
  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 29 at the Summit Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Tim Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in Coalton Cemetery.
  Funeral arrangements by Steen Funeral Homes.

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ULRICH -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Mrs. Mary Ulrich, of Nisbet, has received notice of the death of her son, Nicholas, which occurred at a training camp at San Fordyee, Tex., from influenza. Ulrick was attached to a motor cycle corps and had been in training at the Texas camp during the past year. He was one of the first young men to volunteer from Nisbet. He was 24 years of age and left his mother, one brother, Samuel, and two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Burns and Miss Margaret Ulrich. The body will he brought to Nisbet for burial.

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VanWHY -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 4, 2009;
VanWHY - Clarence M. "Moe" VanWhy, 61, a resident of 41 Chevy Lane, Montgomery, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2009 in the Gatehouse at Williamsport following a brief illness.
  Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, May 9, 1947, he was the son of the late Moses VanWhy and Kathryn (Phillips) VanWhy who survives him of Montgomery. Moe was a 1966 graduate of Montgomery High School. He was formerly employed by Koppers and the former Montgomery Mills. He enjoyed watching football and Montgomery Girls basketball. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one sister, Mahala "Halley" VanWhy, Montgomery; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ron and Nettie VanWhy, Montgomery; Robert M. and Patty VanWhy, Montgomery, and two special friends, Buddy Feigles, Montgomery; Stanley Rogers, Williamsport. Moe is also survived by 7 nephews, 3 nieces, 2 great-nieces and 1 great-nephew.
  In addition to his father, Moe was preceded in death by one sister, Lori VanWhy. A memorial service will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main St, Muncy at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 with Rebecca Cuddeback, C.L.S., officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery at Lairdsville. Friends may call on Wednesday from 12 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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VAUGHN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 8, 2009;
VAUGHN - Robert Lee Vaughn, 78, of 143 Kendall Ave., Jersey Shore, died Tuesday, January 6, 2009, in the Jersey Shore Hospital. Born December 24, 1930, in Williamsport, he was the son of William Vaughn and the former Lillian Juanita Maneval. Robert is survived by his wife, the former Thelma E. Fetterhoof; they were united in marriage November 18, 1955, in Williamsport, PA. During the Korean War, Robert served in the United States Air Force. Earlier in his life, he worked at Hamburgers Garage and later retired from the Jersey Shore School District. Also surviving are a stepdaughter Cheryl Aungst of West Chester; one stepson Keith A. (Linda) Morehart of Jersey Shore; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one brother Thomas (Ruth) Vaughn of Catawissa; three sisters, Shirley (Mike) Kopko of Williamsport, Marlene Gaskins of Williamsport and Carol (Chuck) Kohl of Dallas, PA. Memorial services and burial in the Limestone Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore is in charge of arrangements.

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VENEMA -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 5, 2009;
Shirley Jean Mueller, 85, of 1824 Homewood Ave., Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2009 at Manor Care-South. She was born August 10, 1923 in Grand Rapids, MI, a daughter of Andrew and Hazel Venema. Shirley graduated from Williamsport High School in 1941 and then attended Dickenson Seminary, which is now Lycoming College, where she studied music and fine arts. In 1943, she married the late First Lieutenant Frederick O. Mueller, a veteran of WWII, who died in Normandy, France in 1944. She had been employed by D.S. Andrus & Co., The Interiors of Today, Ille Electric Corp., and the Williamsport Hospital, where she retired after 20 years of services as a medical transcriptionist secretary and a volunteer member of the Language Bank. Shirley was a member of the Faxon Kenmar Church for 50 years, where she was the Youth Group Leader for eight years, chairman of the parsonage committee and served on various other committees. She enjoyed traveling, classical music, art, and studying the Spanish language. She was predeceased by a brother, Donald A. Venema. Surviving her is a son, Robert F. (Cynthia) Mueller of Muncy; a brother, Raymond (Marian) Venema of Montoursville; a granddaughter, Ashlee (Mitra) Bickraj of St. Thomas, USVI; and two great-grandsons, Orion and Anakin. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with the Rev. William H. Myers officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, Saturday morning from 10-11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Faxon Kenmar Church, 1225 Clayton Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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WAGNER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 26, 2009;
Margaret I. Grieco, of 416 Willow Drive, Rio Rico, AZ, died Sunday, February 22, 2009 in Tucson Heart Hospital in Tucson, AZ. Born May 8, 1920 in Jersey Shore, she was the daughter of Grant Wagner and the former Grace Bennett. For many years, she was a member of the Saint Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Tubac, AZ and was a graduate of the Jersey Shore High School. She was the retired owner of Grieco Sales Co. Inc. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Vincent J. Grieco October 20, 1999; they were united in marriage May 24, 1941 in Jersey Shore. Surviving are a son Frank G. (Suzana) Grieco of Rio Rico, AZ; two grandchildren, Vincent W. Grieco and Mary Margaret Grieco; three great grandchildren, Aleena Pera, Brooke Pera and Moriah Pera. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery, at the convenience of the family. Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore is in charge of arrangements.

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WAGNER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 1, 2009;
Richard K. Wagner, 59, of Rte. 405 Watsontown, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at his home. Born May 5, 1949, in Williamsport, he was a son of LeRoy and Charlotte Price Wagner. Surviving are his father, a brother, LeRoy Wagner of Md., and his companion Patti Klein. Services are private.

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WAGONER -

Gazette & Bulletin, October 8, 1892, Page 5
At Linden, October 6, 1892, Amariah R. Wagner, aged about 70 years. Funeral Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, from late residence.   Interment in Mound Cemetery. (email contact for this family)

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WAGONER -

Gazette & Bulletin, August 27, 1896, Page 5
Mrs. A. R. Wagner, died yesterday morning about 1 o'clock. Funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from her home at Linden.
Cemetery.(email contact for this family)

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WAGONER -

Gazette & Bulletin, May 9, 1881, Page 4
On the morning of the 7th inst., Ezra Wagoner , aged 71 years.  Funeral from his late residence on the Long Reach, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. (email contact for this family)

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WALTON -

Williamsport Grit, Feb. 2, 1936;
Pharez B. Walton, 73, prominent lumberman, of 1019 Market Street, died at his home Friday morning of a heart attack. Born near Watsontown, Mr. Walton began work in a planing mill at Wilkes-Barre and from then until the time of his death, with the exception of one year. when he was sales manager for the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Company. be had been continuously engaged either In purchasing tracts of timber or in the selling of lumber and mill work throughout Pennsylvania and adjoining cities, He established the P. R Walton Lumber Company, at 314 Court Street. many years ago. He worked for the Williamsport Planing Mill Company in the later years of the lumber boom in this valley, and conducted his own business for the last 30 years. Mr. Walton was a member of many trade associations in the lumber business and was a member at the Covenant-Central Presbyterian Church. serving as treasurer of the church for many years. Surviving an his wife; two sisters. Mrs. Sadie Fisher, of this city, and Mrs. G. J. Oehrli, of Palo Alto, Cal., and a brother, J. A. Walton, of New York City. Services will be held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Page funeral home. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may view the body Monday evening between 7 and 9 o'clock at age's.

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WALTON -

Williamsport Grit, Nov. 15, 1885
Mr. W. H. H. Walton, of Muncy, died at his home in that place on Tuesday, the 10th inst. after a protracted sickness. For many years Mr. Walton had been the treasurer of the Lycoming Mutual fire insurance company and was a leading citizen. He was about fort-five years of age, and leaves a wife. Interment Friday in Muncy cemetery.

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WARD -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 9, 2009;
WARD - Carmer E. Ward, 90, formerly of Loyalsock Twp., died at the Williamsport Home on January 8, 2009. He was born on September 26, 1918 in Williamsport, the son of George and Margaret Eberhart Ward. Carmer was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, the American Legion Post #1 in Williamsport, and was a past president of the Brandon Little League for 20 years. He and his wife, the former Louise B. Brenner celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on August 16, 2008. Surviving him besides his wife is a son Chris B. (Rebecca) Ward of Jersey Shore; a daughter Judith W. (Charles) Hummel of Orwigsburg; seven grandsons, two step granddaughters, four great-granddaughters, two great-grandsons and two step great-grandsons. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday, January 12 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, with Rev. Michael J. Zipay as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 10-11 a.m. in the church lounge. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church or Brandon Little League, P.O. Box 1432, Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

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WARNER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 12, 2009;
James F. Warner, 71, of Beaver Run Road, Unityville, formerly of the Philadelphia area, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center in Williamsport. He and his wife, the former Betty Jane McGurk, celebrated 46 years of marriage this past Oct. 5. He was born in Philadelphia on Feb. 28, 1937, a son of the late James C. and Loretta Warner. Mr. Warner was a US Navy veteran, serving in the Seabee's. He was a police officer in the city of Philadelphia for 10 years, before becoming a state liquor control enforcement officer for the state of Pennsylvania, when he retired after 27 years of service in March of 1995. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, deep-sea fishing, and keeping horses. He is survived by his wife Betty Jane Warner, with whom he lived; two sons, James C. and wife Alice Warner of Hughesville, Scott J. and wife Linda Warner of Unityville; one daughter, Betty Jane and husband Frank Harvey of Unityville; a brother, Charles Warner of Benton; a sister, Joan Scott of Chadds Ford; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 at 11 a.m. at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, PA, with the Rev. Max Walters, Jr., officiating. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Susquehanna Health System Cancer Center, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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WATKINS -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 4, 1918;
The funeral of Nancy Eleanor, 15 month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. V. Watkins, of Park avenue, took place Monday morning; that of Mrs. F. Hill, who died it her home in Newberry on Saturday, at the house on Tuesday afternoon, and that of Mrs. Josephine Gleason Tuesday afternoon at Wildwood chapel.

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WEBER -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 18, 1918;
Benjamin Weber died at the home of J. C. Newcomer, of 819 Funston avenue, Wednesday evening. He was 70 years old. and left one sister, Mrs. Daniel Dunkelburger of this city, and a foster daughter, Allie Weber. Mr. Weber, formerly of Linden, had been making his home with Mr. Newcomer since last March. Funeral at the Buchanan Church, Saturday morning.

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WEBSTER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 9, 2009;
WEBSTER - On the morning of Thursday, January 8, 2009, Ronald M. Webster, 91, of Muncy and formerly of Canton, passed away quietly at The Gateway Hospice in Williamsport.
  Born January 4, 1918 in Canton, he was the son of Howard and Almina (Spaulding) Webster.
  On March 18, 1938, he married Marion A. Harris. Together they raised two daughters and shared 70 years until her passing on October 20, 2008. The Websters owned and operated a farm in the Canton area until 1948 when they relocated to the Muncy area. Mr. Webster was employed at Modecraft until 1975. After that, he was employed by the Muncy School District, retiring in 1982. He was an active member of the I.O.O.F. for 70 years, most recently affiliated with Brady Lodge #116 in Hughesville. He had achieved the honor of being Past District Deputy Grand Master. Mr. Webster was an avid bowler and a lover of sports in general. He loved spending time with his family and traveling when he was able. He is survived by daughters Mary K. (Charles) Yarison of Pelzer, SC and Marjorie J. (Arthur) Danley of Muncy, with whom he resided. Also surviving are his brother Howard E. Webster of Tonawanda, NY, grandchildren Melvin R. Sherwood, Rockview, FL, Kathleen M. McGlocklin of Grey Court, SC, Michelle Caputo of Williamsport, Charles Danley of Peyton, CO, Stephanie Denis of Hamburg, PA, and great-grandchildren Matthew Sherwood, Bryan McGlocklin, Joshua Caputo, Alicia Caputo, Jennifer Denis and James Denis. Preceded in death by his wife, Marion, sister Florence English and Marieah Foust, grandson Ronald E. Sherwood and great-grandson Ryan Sherwood.
  Visitation will be 10 a.m. Monday, January 12 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. Services will be at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jasper Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Windfall Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorials be directed to Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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WEHLER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 5, 2009;
Alana Kay Wehler, four months and 22 days, died Monday, February 2, 2009 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, where she had been since her birth on September 11, 2008. Surviving are her twin sister Brianna Mae Wehler, her birth parents Jeremy Alan Wehler and Christina Mae Staver; her guardian parents Bruce A. and Donna K. Wehler of Montoursville; paternal grandparents Robert and Jane Wehler of South Williamsport; paternal great grandmothers Helen Boe and Elsie Sylvis; maternal grandmother Anna Hess of Colorado; maternal grandfather Brian Staver of Cogan Station; uncles, Lonnie Gainer, Erick Gainer, and Timothy Staver; and various aunts and uncles in Colorado. Visitation will be held from 12-1 p.m. Saturday, followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Alana's name may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, P.O. Box 300, Danville, PA 17821 or to the Children's Miracle Network, 4525 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84117.

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WEIGLE -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Ann E. Weigle died at her home here at White Pine, following a paralytic stroke last Friday. She left her husband, five sons and six daughters.

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WEITHAS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 2, 2009;
Marguerite Weithas Gorini, 95, formerly of Williamsport and of Berwick, died Thursday, February 26, 2009 in Washington, D.C., where she had lived with her sister Rita Smith. Born October 3, 1913 in Hazelton, she was a daughter of the late Albert J. and Anna Englert Weithas. She had worked at Cobblers and also at the Presbyterian Home as a cook. Marguerite loved singing, playing the piano, gardening, and really loved to cook. Surviving are four sisters, Genevieve Engler of Port St. Lucie, FL, Rita Smith with whom she lived, Elsie Kazinec of Fairfield, CA, and Florence Hills of Williamsport; many nieces and nephews and very many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Victor Gorini and an infant daughter.
  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Ascension, 2111 Linn St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Charles J. Cummings officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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WALSH -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 21, 2009;
Mary T. Walsh, 56, of Farmington, Conn., passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 at Bristol Hospital. Born in Williamsport, Pa., on Dec. 29, 1952, she was the daughter of the late William J. Mahoney and the late Marjorie P. Walsh. Mary earned her B.A. in mathematics from Lock Haven University and her masters degree from Central Connecticut State University. For over 30 years, she was employed by The Hartford as a project manager. In addition to spending time with her family, Mary enjoyed dancing, hiking, traveling and being with her friends. She is survived by her son, John Matley and his fiancee, Tracy Carolonza of New York City, N.Y.; her daughter, Karen Matley of Rocky Hill; her two brothers, William and Timothy Mahoney; and her sister, Patricia Lentz, all of Williamsport, Pa. Her family will receive friends Sunday, Feb. 22, 2 to 6 p.m. at Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon, Conn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Feb. 23 at noon at St. Patrick's Church, Farmington. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
  Memorial donations, in Mary's memory, may be made to American Diabetes Assoc., 306 Industrial Park Road #105, Middletown, CT 06457 or CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.

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WELCH -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 25, 2009;
Scott D. Welch, 50, of Gloucester City, N.J., passed away Jan. 21, 2009.
  Formerly of Woodlynne and Williamsport, Pa., he was the loving husband of 28 years to Bertha Welch (nee Collins), loving son of Lester and Caroline Welch (nee Shaffer), loving father of Billy (Shyama) Wittman, Scotty Welch, Jr. and Ricky Lee Welch, dear brother of the late Cheri Welch and Kelly Welch and survived by Robert and Rick Welch, Kathy Hamilton, Becky Jordan and Carol Beck, godfather of Emily Wolfe. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
  Scott attended Williamsport High School and was the owner and operator of Total Property Care. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Monday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. at the McCann-Healey Funeral Home, 851 Monmouth St., (at Brown Street) Gloucester City. Religious service will be held at 5 p.m. in the funeral home. Cremation will be private.
  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Scott's memory to the Scott D. Welch Memorial Fund: P.O. Box 358, Gloucester City, NJ 08030.

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WELLIVER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 14, 2009;
Jackie E. Welliver, retired professor from WACC, Penn College of Technology, passed into eternity, Feb 6, 2009. Jackie was born in Millville, PA, Feb 1, 1938. A resident of Williamsport and Montoursville, spending the last four years in San Diego, CA. He enjoyed teaching, scuba diving, camping and his family. Preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth L. Welliver, and sister Jean A. Andy. Survived by his brother, five children, 13 grandchildren, 3.5 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., March 7 at Valley Bible Church, 1609 Capalina Rd., San Marcos, CA. For info, call Jackie (daughter) 760-519-0954.

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WENTZEL -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, March 4, 2009;
Charles E. "Jack" Wentzel, 84, of 3795 Route 414 Highway, Jersey Mills, PA, died Monday evening at his home, surrounded by his beloved family. Jack was born May 7, 1924 in Jersey Shore, the son of Charles A. Wentzel and the former Margaret E. Steppy. He is survived by his wife, the former Hazel A. Swarthout; they were united in marriage April 17, 1948 in Williamsport, PA. Jack was retired from Alcan Cable Co., after 20 years of service. He loved his home along Pine Creek, fishing and Trap Shooting in the Pine Creek Valley. During WWII, Jack served his country in the United States Army. He served with the 555th Fighter Training Squadron and was awarded two Bronze Stars. Also surviving are two sons, Ernest S. (Elizabeth) Wentzel of Montoursville and Perry C. Wentzel of Pelham, NH; three daughters, Renee J. Greenwell of South Williamsport, Dawn L. (Scott) Welteroth of Jersey Shore and Susette A. Wentzel of Waterville; nine grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Jack was preceded in death by a sister Gloria Wright and a granddaughter Jaclyn G. Wentzel. Funeral services will be Friday, March 6, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening, March 5 in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Okome Cemetery. Rev. Donald Aber will officiate. Family suggests memorial contributions be made in his name to the Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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WENTZLER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 31, 2009;
Joseph E. Wentzler, 83, of 217 Lycoming Mall Road, Pennsdale, passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at the Muncy Valley Hospital. He was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Williamsport, a son of Carl W. and Isabelle McConnell Wentzler. In 1943, Joseph graduated from Montoursville High School and then went on to serve in the United States Navy during WW II. He received a bachelor of science in horticulture at Penn State University and then went on to receive his master's degree of science in horticulture, also from Penn State University. In 1951, he married the former Lois A. Peters, and on Aug. 2 they celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. Joseph then purchased a farm in Muncy Twp., where he established Wentzlers' Fruit Farms in 1953. He was a member of the Pennsdale United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday School teacher for many years. Joseph's other memberships include Lodge #299 F & A.M.-Muncy, the Williamsport Consistory, the PA State Horticulture Association for 55 years (serving on various committees, on the Board of Directors for eight years, and the Research Board), the International Dwarf Fruit Association for 30 years (serving six years on the Board of Directors), the Central Pennsylvania Fruit Growers (including past President), served 20 years on Muncy Township Planning Commission, served 16 years on the Muncy School Board (including past president), and a member of the International Apple Institute. Joseph was predeceased by three brothers, John M., Carl L. and Dr. James D. and a sister, Mary W. Lander. Surviving him besides his wife are two sons, J. Edwin (Sally) of Montoursville and Clarence R. (Kathy) of Muncy; a daughter, Karen W. (Art) Woolever of Montoursville; a brother, William R. of Montoursville; six grandchildren, Dustin, Hunter, Andy, Riley Wentzler, Tyler and Caleb Woolever, a great-grandson, Daven Wentzler. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

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WERTMAN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 19, 2009;
Mae A. (Dolly) Johnson, 87, a resident of Muncy Creek Twp., passed away unexpectedly Monday, February 16, 2009 at her residence. Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, Friday, May 13, 1921, she was the daughter of the late John and Florence (Smith) Wertman.
  Dolly was the widow of Olen M. Johnson who preceded her in death October 3, 1983.
  She was a 1938 graduate of Muncy High School.
Mae had previously been employed in the Muncy High School cafeteria and by the Gem Stone Jewelry Store at the Lycoming Mall.
  Dolly was an avid bowler and enjoyed dancing.
  She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Leon M. and Dorothy Johnson, Muncy, PA, Lynn D. and Brenda Johnson, Cogan Station, PA, Larry L. and Joni Johnson, Muncy, PA, Lewis C. and Cathy Johnson, Muncy, PA; two brothers, James Wertman, Hughesville, PA and Edward Wertman, Muncy, PA; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Dolly was preceded in death by one sister, Eleanor Rohm and one brother, Max Wertman.
  Graveside funeral services will be conducted in the Muncy Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday, February 20, 2009, with Reverend Scott Warren, pastor of the Muncy Baptist Church, officiating. Friends may call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main St., Muncy, PA. The family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the North Central Sight Services, Inc., 2121 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 .

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WHEELAND -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 18, 1918;
Neva Mae, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Wheeland, died at an early hour Saturday morning. The funeral will take place at the home on Four Mile drive tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock.

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WHEELER -

Williamsport Grit, Feb. 2, 1936;
Orville Crandall Wheeler, 84, died Jan. 24 in Denville. He war a former resident of this city and a former member of the Red Men's lodge. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ella Updyke, and two sons John and Alfred Wheeler, all of this city. Services was held Tuesday afternoon at Redmond’s funeral home, with We Rev. Frank H. Sanders, of St. John's Evangelical Church, officiating. Burial was at Wildwood Cemetery.

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WHITE -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 18, 1918;
Mrs. Mary S. Leamy of Edwin street, a few days ago received word from Philadelphia of the death of her nephew, John White, who was well known in the city. The body was brought to Williamsport yesterday afternoon and services were held in the Wildwood Chapel. Internment in Wildwood cemetery.

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WHITE -

Williamsport Grit, Jan. 11, 1925;
Joseph M. White, of 318 Railway Street, formerly of Jersey Shore, died at the Williamsport Private Hospital, last Sunday evening, after a lingering illness. He was 53 years old, and left his wife, two sons and two daughters. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at Vandergraft’s chapel, 816 Elmira Street, with interment in Sand Hill Cemetery.

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WILLIAMS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 24, 2009;
Nancy E. (Lib) Weiss, 94 passed away peacefully on Sunday morning Feb. 22, 2009 at the Williamsport Hospital. She had been a resident of Manor Care South since August 2005. Before entering Manor Care, she lived on a farm in Loyalsock Twp. Nancy was born Sept. 7, 1914 in Canton, Bradford County, a daughter of the late Henry Clay Williams and Cora Belle Tule. She enjoyed life and was a great cook and baker. Nancy also enjoyed gardening, making crafts (especially Raggedy Ann and Andy) and reupholstering furniture. Nancy was predeceased by her husband, Thomas L. Weiss; a daughter, Dorothy; a son, George; and four brothers, Monroe, Dan, Galen and Irvin. She will be sadly missed by her children Joe, Nancy (Gordon) Yetter of Loyalsock Twp. and Thomas (Joan) of Carlisle; grandchildren, Debbie (Ron) Derr, Donna (Ian) Sontag, Adele (Barry) Group and Dora Beers; two sisters, Betty (Clifford) Thompkins and Alma Carson; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with the Rev. Ken R. Woods-Henderson officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. The family will provide the flowers and suggest that contributions in Nancy's name be made to the American Heart Association, Northeastern PA District, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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WILLITS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 3, 2009;
Mary W. Harer, 81, of Mifflin Township, Jersey Shore, died Sunday, February 1, 2009 at The Meadows Assisted Living, where she had been a resident for just over two months.
  Mary's husband, Mark T. Harer, died on October 19, 1977. Mary was a lifelong member of the Salladasburg United Methodist Church and the Jeanette Thomas Sunday School Class. Mary was a graduate of the Jersey Shore Area High School and Lycoming College. She retired as a school teacher in 1990 from the Jersey Shore Area School District, having taught second grade at the Salladasburg Elementary School for 23 years. Mary was delighted in her family, her friends and her pets, and enjoyed her life on her Mifflin Township farm. After her family, her greatest love was the community of Salladasburg. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Born October 26, 1927 in Peoria, IL, she was the daughter of George D. and Viola M. Payne Willits of Salladasburg, where she spent her childhood from five years of age on. Surviving are sons, Dr. Miles D. (Thao) of Alexandria, VA and Rev. Peter (Elizabeth) of Lewisburg; daughter, M. Ann (Philip) Zechman of Jersey Shore; four grandchildren; three step grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren an her beloved Australian shepherd, Dolly. Mary was predeceased by a daughter, Kathleen Marie Harer in 1958. Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday at her church, Main Street, Salladasburg, with the Rev. Kevin E. Brophy officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon. Burial will be at Jersey Shore Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD or the Salladasburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 404, Salladasburg, PA 17740. Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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WINDER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 15, 2009;
WINDER - Rex L. Winder, Sr., 61, of Hughesville, died on Wednesday, January 14, 2009, at the Williamsport Hospital. He was born in Huntersville on March 10, 1947, a son of the late Dan and Edna Winder. Rex was employed by Construction Specialties as an assembler and molder.
  Rex is survived by his companion of nearly 24 years, Mary L. Hackenberg, one son, Rex L. Winder, Jr., of Nicholson, two daughters; Tracy Heaton of Tennessee, and Becky Jo Winder of Montgomery, and five grandchildren. He is predeceased by two brothers and one sister. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Max L. Walters, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 7-9 p.m.

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WINTER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 21, 2009;
Helen Winter Mayer, 93, of 1500 Ridge Road, Jersey Shore, died Sunday, January 18, 2009 in the Williamsport Hospital. Helen was born June 29, 1915 in Lairdsville, PA, the daughter of J. Kenneth Winter and the former Effie Derr. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence J. Mayer, September 27, 1986; they were united in marriage February 16, 1957.
  For many years, she was a member of the Salladasburg United Methodist Church. Surviving is a son Dr. Robert G. (Susan) Mayer of Jamaica Plains, MA; one daughter Mary Lou (Robert) Brooks of Oxford, MI; six grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and one sister Mrs. Lois H. (Dr. Paul) Grove of Jersey Shore. Funeral services will be Friday, January 23, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Salladasburg Cemetery. Rev. Kevin E. Brophy will officiate.

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WINTERS -

Williamsport Grit, Oct. 27 1918;
Starbuck, Winters - Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Runyan, of 416 Anthony street, yesterday Received word of the death of Mrs. J. C. Starbuck, from influenza, and of John Winters, of Muncy, also from influenza, formerly of this cite.

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WITTMAN -

Williamsport Gazette & Bulletin, December 21, 1936
Mrs. Mary Jane Wittman, aged 77, widow of Samuel Wittman, 314 East Canal Street, died At 9:30 o'clock last evening at her home. She suffered from heart trouble. Surviving are four sons and three daughters, James S, at home; Mrs.Anna Hunt, DuBois; Mrs. Mary McElroy, Mrs. Elizabeth Eckert and George A Wittman, this city, and William M Wittman, Elmira, N.Y.; Samuel, Maryland; 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  (email contact for this family)

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WHITMAN -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 4, 1918;
Samuel Whitman, the five-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Whitman, of Jefferson street, died on Thursday morning at the house on Jefferson street. Funeral on Friday.

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WILLIAMSON -

Williamsport Grit, Jan. 11, 1925;
William Fincher Williamson, 70 years old, died at his home in Linden, last Sunday night, after a short illness. He was a retired farmer. He left his wife, two sons, and a daughter. Services were held at the Linden Methodist Church on Thursday, with burial in Slate Road Cemetery.

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WRIGHT -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 25 1918;
James T. Wright died at the Williamsport hospital on Tuesday evening after a long illness. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at the Church of the Annuciation.

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WURSTER -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 11, 1918;
Earnest, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Wurster died after an extended illness on Monday evening. He left his parents, two brothers and a sister.

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YALE -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 4, 1918;
Yale - Dr. C. H. Yale died on Thursday. Mrs. Yale formerly was of this city.

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YEAGER -

Williamsport Grit, Aug. 4, 1918;
Mrs. Catherine Yeager died on Thursday morning at 6 o'clock at her home on Franklin street. She was the widow of Simon Yeager. Her funeral took place at the house yesterday morning.

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YEISER -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, Feb. 28, 2009;
Vivian E. Adams, 68, a resident of 250 Sunset Road, Muncy, Pa., formerly of New Hampshire, passed away on Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 in the Williamsport Hospital following a recent illness. Born in Newmanstown, Pa., on Monday, March 25, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Vivian (Billmeyer) Yeiser. Vivian was the wife of John A. Adams with whom she celebrated a 23rd wedding anniversary on June 15, 2008. She was employed as a clerk in the federal court house at Concord, N.H. and later retired from the United States Attorney's office. Vivian was an avid gardener. She loved nothing more than planting and seeing what would come up each year. In addition to her husband she is survived by one son, Lane S.W. Ellis, Montgomery, Pa.; one daughter and son-in-law, Randy and Michael Sorrenty, Concord, N.H.; three grandchildren, Nathan Burke; Magen Ellis; Nicolas Sorrenty; two sisters, Grace Steller, East Hanover, N.J.; Barbara Berger, Elma, N.Y. Vivian was preceded in death by her brother, Dr. Frank Yeiser. A celebration of Vivian's life will be held at the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main St., Muncy, Pa at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2009 with Rob Ransom, pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church at Pennsdale, officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Believe In A Cure For Cancer, 62 Hobart St., Penacook, N.H. 03303.

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YONKIN -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 16, 2009;
YONKIN - Violet H. "Honey" Watson, 87 of Antes Fort, died Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Manor Care, Jersey Shore. She was born February 24, 1921 in Linden, the daughter of Walter and Esther (Confair) Yonkin. She was married to Howard W. Watson who died in 2005.
  Mrs. Watson was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Elks Lodge, Moose, F.O.E. and V.F.W. of Jersey Shore. She was an avid bingo player. Surviving are one son Brion (Roseanne) Watson of Lewisburg; two daughters, Linda (Fred) Barone of Williamsport, Nancy (Steve) Waldman of Collomsville; one step-daughter Barbara Lockwood of Ohio; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one brother Raymond Younkin of Linden; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister Eleanor Hatalski and two brothers Clyde and Lester. The funeral service will be held 8 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2009 at the Helt Funeral Chapel, 232 Hogan Blvd., Mill Hall. Friends and relatives will be received one hour prior to the service. Private interment will be at Twin Hills Memorial Park. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions can be made to the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

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YOST -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 7, 2009;
YOST - Edna B. Russ, 84, of Pine Run Road, Salladasburg, died Monday, January 5, 2009 at her home. Born January 1, 1925 in Sugar Run, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Alice Zettels Yost. Edna and her husband V. Frederic Russ were married for 60 years before his death on May 30, 2006. She was a graduate of the PA State Beauty School. Edna had owned and operated the Rush Beauty Salon in Williamsport for many years. For the last 24 years, she was working for Robin's Beauty Salon. She was a member of the Salladasburg United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Lycova Grange and had served as the Lady Assistant Steward. She was a member of the PA State Grange. Edna was a charter member of the former Larry's Creek Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and had served as a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary.
  She is survived by a sister Esther E. Williams of Salladasburg, niece Beverely J. Wright (Aden) whom they reared of Salladasburg; great nephew Joseph Wright of Jersey Shore, great niece Wendy McNealy of Watsontown, great niece Cynthia Whiteman of Pittsburgh, and seven great great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister Ruth A. Anderson and a brother Robert L. Yost. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Salladasburg United Methodist Church, Main St., Salladasburg, with the Rev. Kevin E. Brophy officiating. Burial will be in Salladasburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Salladasburg United Methodist Church and from 9:15-9:45 a.m. Friday at the Church. Memorial contributions in Edna's name may be made to the Citizens Hose Fire Company Station #45 (Larry's Creek) P.O. Box 5086, Jersey Shore, PA 17740 or to Salladasburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 404, Salladasburg, PA 17740. Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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YOUNG -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 30, 2009;
Charles R. "Chug" Young, 71, formerly of Montgomery and Hughesville, died at the Gatehouse in Williamsport on Wed., Jan. 28, 2009. He was born in Williamsport on Oct. 14, 1937, a son of the late Melvin L. and Hazel E. (Newcomer) Young. Chug was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was previously employed by the Carey-McFall Corp. in Montgomery. He is survived by four daughters, Crystal Segraves of Williamsport, Denise Johnson of Berwick, Tina McCabe and Teresa Lauer; four brothers, Albert, Robert, Roland and Larry Young; and five sisters, Margaret Miller, Genevieve Leech, Sharon Bennett, Sandra Mitstifer and Connie Meyer. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is predeceased by a brother Earl Young. The funeral will be Saturday 11 a.m. at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Mark D. Brumbach officiating. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 10-11 a.m.

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YOUNG -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 10, 2009;
Margaret G. "Peg" Miller, 79, of 6397 Armstrong Road, Muncy, passed into Eternal rest Sunday morning, February 8, 2009, at the Williamsport Hospital. Born Jan. 22, 1930 in Williamsport, Peg was the daughter of Melvin Leroy and Hazel E. (Newcomer) Young. Peg and her loving husband, Clyde J. Miller, Jr., celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on November 9, 2008. A member of St. John Lutheran (Brick) Church in Montgomery, Peg was employed in the weaving department at the former Montgomery Mills until its closing. Surviving in addition to her husband are children, William N. and Ursula Miller, Las Vegas, NV, Brett M. Miller, Williamsport and Eric L. and Tara Miller, Muncy. She was the loving grandmother of nine grandchildren, Pam Dunmeyer and Brad Miller, Shane, Jamie, Jessica, and Gabe Miller, and Nikole, Eric and Matthew Miller; nine great-grandchildren; four brothers, Albert, Robert, Roland and Larry Young; and four sisters, Genevieve Leech, Sharon Bennett, Sandra Mitstifer and Connie Meyers. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Charles Young and Earl Young. Friends will be received from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, February 12, at St. John Lutheran (Brick) Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery, where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Officiating will be her minister, Pastor Zachary Labagh. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery, Montgomery, followed by a luncheon at the church. The family welcomes flowers; however, if desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran (Brick) Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery, PA 17752.

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ZARR -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 18, 2009;
ZARR - Richard L. "Dick" Zarr, Sr., 77, a resident of Solar Place, Milton since 2007, and formerly of Zarr Road, Turbotville passed away Friday, January 16, 2009 in the emergency room of Evangelical Hospital after being stricken at home. Born July 13, 1931 in Dewart, he was the son of the late George R., Sr. and Mary (Moser) Zarr. He married the former Patricia L. Showers on June 4, 1967 and they have celebrated 41 years of marriage. A truck driver, he retired from McCormick Lines in July 1997 and had previously driven for Watsontown Trucking and Associated Transport. Following his retirement, he has been a driver for many local Amish and Mennonite families. He was a veteran of the US Army, having served during the Korean War until 1954. He later re-enlisted and served in the US Navy until 1964. He was a member of the Revival Tabernacle, West Milton for over 40 years where he loved singing church hymns.
  Surviving besides his wife are a son and daughter-in-law, Richard L., Jr. and Linda Zarr of Milton; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela Jean and James Wetzel of Lewisburg; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Harold L. (Betty) Zarr, Marysville, Wash.; Randall Zarr, Montoursville; W. Gary and Debbie Zarr, Grampian; and five sisters: Anna R. Engelman, Lewisburg; Ella Mae Nicholas, Watsontown; Shirley M. Bittner, Lewisburg; Verissa E. (Donald) Smith, Turbotville; and Nancy M. Zarr, Muncy. Preceding him in death besides his parents was a son, Richard L. Zarr, Jr. in 2002; and two brothers: George R. Zarr, Jr. (1972) and William F. Zarr (1946) Friends are invited to call at Revival Tabernacle, 906 Old Route 15, West Milton on Wednesday from noon to 2 PM where the funeral will follow at 2:00 PM with the Rev. James R. Bond, his pastor and Rev. R. Keith Smith, his nephew, officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Turbotville Cemetery. The family suggests contributions in his memory be made to Revival Tabernacle, PO Box 118, West Milton, PA 17886. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville.

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ZAHN -

Williamsport Newspaper, late February 1938
Charles Zahn, 65, Pharmacist, dies; ill but one week - Local Man Associated With Drug Business for 40 Years, Most of That Time With L. L. Walton & Co. Before Joining Breon's. Charles G. A. Zahn, for many years a local pharmacist, died at 7:30 o'clock this morning at his home, 519 West Third Street, after a week's illness.

Mr. Zahn would have been 65 years old on March 1. He was born in New York City but had lived in this city practically all of his life.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary Zahn, who is 89 years old, and a sister Miss Charlotte Zahn, of 519 West Third Street also two brothers, Walter E., this city; and Frederick W., Philadelphia.

Mr. Zahn had been a registered pharmacist for many years and was best known in his connection with the former L. L. Walton Drug Store. He had been associated with Mr. Walton for 40 years and for the last two years had been employed at the Breon Drug Store which occupies the old Walton site at the northeast corner of Pine and West Fourth Streets. His earliest training in pharmacy was received under Dr. William Logan, who had an office on East Third Street. He took the state examinations to be a qualified drug assistant, at Harrisburg, and then completed his training at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy where he was graduated. He first worked here for the Standard Drug Company and while in their employ opened a drug store at Ralston.

When he returned to this city Mr. Zahn went to work at the drug store conducted by James E, Drorbaugh at the corner of Willow and Pine Streets, as a registered pharmacist, and later became associated with Mr. Walton.

In his youth Mr. Zahn was one of the first telegraph messenger boys in this city. He also delivered special delivery mail for the Post Office, at the time Dr. Logan was Williamsport's postmaster.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. (email contact for this family)

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ZAHN -

Gazette & Bulletin, June 20, 1901, Page 5
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zahn , of 160 Market street, died Tuesday evening evening at 8:30 o'clock.  (Transcribers Note: Charles Walter Zahn born and died June 18, 1901) (email contact for this family)

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ZELLERS -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 24, 2009;
Lewis L. (Louie) Zellers, 88, of 9446 Wallis Run Road, Trout Run, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 at The Gatehouse following an extended illness. Louie and his wife, the former Marceline D. (Marcie) Dodds, observed their 58th wedding anniversary on Thursday. Louie was an Army veteran of World War II, a life member of the Gesang Verein Harmonia Club and a member of American Legion Post 1, Williamsport. He also enjoyed bowling and was an avid Penn State, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Mets fan. Louie was the store manager of the Third Street Weis Market. After retiring, he worked part- time at the same store, with a total of over 50 years of service. Born June 22, 1920 in South Williamsport, he was the son of Lewis W. and Edith M. Hauke Zellers. Surviving in addition to his wife are twin sons, Lewis J. of Douglassville and Michael J. of Hamburg and son, John W. of Trout Run; daughter, Margaret M. Kane of Williamsport; sister, Eva D. Racine in Florida; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Knight-Confer's, 1914 Memorial Ave., with Deacon L. H. Velott officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa 17701.

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ZINCK -

Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 2, 2009;
Florence May Maffett, 82, of 179 Front St., Antes Fort, Jersey Shore, died Sunday, February 1, 2009 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 9, 1926 in Avis, the daughter of Lawrence Zinck and the former Marie May Price. Florence is survived by her husband James J. Maffett; they were united in marriage July 11, 1944 at the Church of Saint Luke in Jersey Shore. Florence was an avid seamstress, sewing all the clothes for her grandchildren! Her sister Anna and her loved to sew together and chew the fat. Along with sewing, Florence loved to labor in the kitchen, cooking for her family every holiday. She also spent summers along her husband's side, working in their garden. They always had the most bountiful harvest of any garden in the area. After the sun set, she would sometimes labor all evening, canning the fruits of their labor. She would always be first to offer help to those in need, always putting herself last. She was a devoted Catholic and was a longtime member of St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church in Jersey Shore. Surviving are two sons, James F. (Virginia) Maffet of Antes Fort, David L. (Amy) Maffett of Cogan Station; two daughters, Victoria Lundy of Kernersville, NC, and Carrie Greevy of New Columbia, PA; grandchildren, Jolinda Babcock, Tasha Lucy, Tracy Kemmerer, James T. Maffett, Zachary R. Maffett; five step-grandchildren; six great grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; a sister Anna McConnell of Jersey Shore; and one brother Lloyd Zinck. Florence was preceded in death by four brothers, Phillip, Norman, Jim, and Raymond; one step-sister, Mildred Bertin; and a grandson, Victor Steinbacher. Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, February 4 at 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Luke, 120 Kendall Ave., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening, February 3 in the Frederick B Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. A Holy Rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening in the funeral home. Burial will be at the Jersey Shore Cemetery. Father Shane L. Kirby will officiate. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in her name to Susquehanna HomeCare and Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport PA, 17701-1995.

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ZUBER -

Williamsport Grit, Sep. 30, 1945;
Joseph W. Zuber, of 202 William Street, died Sunday at the Williamsport Hospital. He is survived by a son, Joseph; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Fullmer, of Montoursville, and Betty and Helen, of this city; four sisters, Mrs. Lulu Jamison and Mrs. Elizabeth Pleasant, of this city; Miss Laura Potts, of Harrisburg, and Mrs. Anna Stotts, Of Philadelphia; two brothers, Herbert (Doc) Pratt, of this city, and Paul Zuber, of New York City, and a number or nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday.

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