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Saiers, Charles J. “Chalk”
July 12, 1971
Charles J. (Chalk) Saiers, 82, of 210 Susquehanna Ave., died Sunday at 2:45 a.m. in the Lock Haven Hospital. He
suffered a heart attack at his home on Saturday.
A native and life-long resident of Lock Haven, he was a son of the late William and Sarah Elizabeth Probst Saiers.
He had been an active man into his late years, and worked for the City of Lock Haven until two years ago. Prior to his City employment, he worked at the former Timms Bakery, and for the North American Refractories Co..
Mr. Saiers was a member of First Church of Christ.
He is survived by his second wife, the former Eva Berry Welsh; two sons, Lewis D., and Darrell Saiers, Lock Haven; a step-son, Harold V. Welsh, Lock Haven; a step-daughter, Mrs. Hannah E. Mericle, Norfolk, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Forrest Remick, and Mrs. Annie Dyer, Lock Haven; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandhchildren; three step-grandchildren, and three step-great grandchildren.

Saiers, Darel
November 16, 1991
Darel Saiers, 77, of 12 Holly Drive, Lock Haven, died at 11:10 p.m. Friday, November 15, 1991, in the Lock Haven
Hospital extended care unit. He entered Lock Haven Hospital Monday after a lengthy illness.
Born Jan. 7, 1914 in Lock Haven, he was the son of Charles and Estella Probst Saiers.
He was a member of the First Church of Christ in Lock Haven. He enjoyed gardening and tending to shrubbery
around his home.
Mr. Saiers was employed at Piper Aircraft, retiring after 30 years of service in 1979. He worked in the final assembly department.
Prior to working at Piper, he worked at Tim’s Bakery, serving as foreman there for six years.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy.
Surviving are his wife, the former Mildred Stevenson. They were united in marriage July 13, 1934 in Lock Haven.
Also surviving are one son, Charles D. Saiers of Lock Haven; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Joan) Linker of
Shermansdale, and Mrs. Jerry (Gale) Fuller of Lock Haven; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Scott, Robert J.
November 11, 1931
Robert J. Scott, of 73 Susquehanna Avenue, died suddenly at his home Tuesday evening at 9 o’clock, a few minutes after leaving the Ladies Night dinner meeting of the Lock Haven Rotary Club at the Hotel Fallon.
Complaining as he left the hotel of a constricted feeling in his throat, Mr. Scott, nevertheless, had been able to drive his car to his home, place it in the garage, and enter the house before his condition became alarming.
Dr. J. L. Lubrecht and Dr. S. J. McGhee were summoned immediately by Mrs. Scott, but Mr. Scott died within a few minutes of the arrival of medical assistance. His death was due to an attack of angina pectoris. He had suffered a much lighter attack about a year ago, but since then his health had appeared to be good.
Born in Edinboro, Scotland, 67 years ago, Mr. Scott had resided in this city for the past 24 years, engaging in the
insurance business. He was brought to this country at the age of three by his parents, Robert and Jane Scott, who
made their home at Sharon, Pa., where Mr. Scott was reared and made his home before coming to this city. He was
widely known throughout the city and county through his business and civic activities. He conducted the R. J. Scott
agency, in which James P. Dennehy was associated with him.
A member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mr. Scott was also a member of the Rotary Club and the Lock Haven Lodge of Elks. He is survived by his wife and a son by his first marriage, Walter Scott, of Detroit, Mich.
Funeral services will be conducted by Dr. Curvin H. Stein Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the residence. Burial will be made in Highland Cemetery.

Scott, Robert J.
November 16, 1931
A number of out of town people, including many insurance executives, attended the funeral of Robert J. Scott, which was held Friday afternoon at his home, Susquehanna Avenue.
Those from out of town included E. W. Miller of Philadelphia, vice president of the Indemnity Insurance Company of North America; Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Kittsworth of Newark, the former being vice president of the Newark Fire Insurance Company; Walter Van Dusen, of Philadelphia, secretary of the Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania; W. W. Ely of Reading, special agent for the Travelers Insurance Company; Herman Wagner of Reading, special agent for the Travelers Indemnity Company; William F. Mills of Philadelphia, manager of the Royal Fire Insurance Company; Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Probst of Dayton, O.; Henry Clinger of Williamsport; E. P. Probst of Baltimore, Md., Mrs Carrie Isaacson and son, Harold and Miss Gertrude Hazeltine of Jamestown, NY.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Linn of Philadelphia.

Shoemaker, John A.
June 3, 1914
John A. Shoemaker, one of the oldest citizens of Swissdale, died at his home at 5:45 o’clock Tuesday afternoon of
last week at the advanced age of 88 years. Mr. Shoemaker was injured by a fall which occurred several days ago.
His wife upon returning home found him lying on the ground in an unconscious condition and although he rallied
slightly at times, he was unable to tell what had occurred.
Deceased was a native of Switzerland and was one of a party of sturdy farmers who with their families settled at
Swissdale many years ago. He was recognized as a good citizen and one who was respected by all. Mr. Shoemaker was a member of the Evangelical church at Swissdale. His wife is the only direct survivor, as no children are living.
Funeral services were conducted in the church at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon by Rev. C. J. Dick. Interment in
Swissdale cemetery.

Stahl, Harold J. “Bud” Sr.
September 2, 1975
Harold J. Stahl Sr., 56, better known as Bud Stahl, died at 9:10 p.m. Monday in the Lock Haven Hospital intensive
care unit from a self-inflicted gunshot wound of the head.
Stahl had been in ill health for six years, and on sick leave from his work in recent months. He shot himself about
8:15 p.m. at his Plunkett’s Run home, using a 9 m.m. Luger pistol. Born Oct. 9, 1918 in Lock Haven, son of the late Jesse A. and Florence Probst Stahl, he had lived at Plunkett’s Run, Mill Hall R.D. 2, for the past five years, after 23 years of residence in State College where he had been employed 10 years by the Physical Plant and Planning Division of the Pennsylvania State University.
He was veteran of World War II service with Co. B, 705th Military Police Battalion, in the Pacific. He was discharged with the rank of staff sergeant. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Surviving with his wife, the former Elizabeth Wetzel, are four sons and four daughters, Harold J., Jr., and Mrs. Dianne Weaver, State College; Michael, Stephan, and Jeffrey, at home; Mrs. Debra Running, Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Dorothy McCoy, Mill Hall; and Mrs. Sandra Straley, Rote; also seven grandchildren.
(September 3, 1975 - St. Marys Cemetery)

Stahl, Jesse A.
March 19, 1958
Jesse A. Stahl, 61, a retired auto mechanic who lived at 342 E. Bald Eagle St., died suddenly of a heart attack
Monday afternoon in Harrisburg. He became ill in the Harrisburg station and died in an ambulance on the way to a
hospital, according to Harrisburg sources of information.
Mr. Stahl had been on a trip since last Thursday. He was a native of Cherry Run, son of Thomas B. Stahl, and a
lifelong resident of this vicinity, except for a few years of residence in Philadelphia.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. Locally he had been self-employed as an auto mechanic
until his retirement.
A son, Harld J. (Bud) Stahl, of State College, and 12 grandchildren survive; also three sisters: Mrs. James Woomer, Albany, NY.; Mrs. Grace Forringer, Harrisburg, and Mrs. Madge Quinzler, Philadelphia.

Stout, Helen S.
December 14, 1970
Mrs. Helen S. Muthler, 86, of Jersey Shore R.D. 2, widow of Joseph Casper Muthler, died Sunday evening at her
She was born in Platt Township July 1, 1884, a daughter of Kelly and Mary King Stout.
Mrs. Muthler was a member of the Antes Fort United Methodist Church and was a charter member of Fort Antes
Chapter DAR.
Surviving are three sons, John, Joseph and Charles, all of Jersey Shore R.D. 2; three sisters, Miss Florence Stout,
and Mrs. Ruth Bubb, both of Jersey Shore, and Mrs. Mary Braucht, Jersey Shore R.D. 2, and 13 grandchildren.

Shingles, Charles C.
May 13, 1921
Colliding with a telephone booth while alighting from a moving freight train near Windber (Altoona) Friday, Charles C. Shingles, 33, brakeman, Altoona, was knocked under the train and so badly mangled that he died several hours later.

Shirley, Florence Ethel
March 2, 1934
Jersey Shore, Mar. 2 - Mrs. Florence Ethel Bardo, wife of Reuben Bardo, died this morning after an illness of two
years with a diabetic condition. She had been confined to her bed for the past two weeks.
She was 26 years of age and was a graduate of the Jersey Shore High school and of the music department of
Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Other survivors are one son, Robert, at home, one daughter Mrs. Howard Carr and one sister, Miss Ida Shirley, both of Jersey Shore.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternon at 2 o’clock at the home of Mrs. Carr, 519 Soth Main Street. Rev. W. R. Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be made in the Jersey Shore Cemetery.

Suiter, Mary
October 14 & 21, 1914
Mrs. Mary Probst, widow of the late Benjamin Probst, of Swissdale, died at her home at 11:50 o’clock this morning of pneumonia. She was aged 73 years and had not been ill a week. Mrs. Probst was born and reared at Swissdale.
Deceased was a devout member of the Evangelical church at that place and was a woman who had many friends and was well known throughout this vicinity.
Seven children survive her as follows: George, of Lockport; Howard of Altoona; Emmannuel, at home; Mrs. John
Myers, Woolrich; Mrs. Newton Brown, Duncannon; Mrs. Harry Simcox, Swissdale and Mrs. Edward Hiltner,
Portsmouth, Virginia.
"Mother" PROBST as she was fondly known, was a noble Christian woman. From the age of 13 to the time
of her death she was a devoted and loyal member of the Swissdale Evangelical church. She always manifested
a keen interest in the welfare of the church, even though for years, on account of infirmity, she was unable to
attend the services.
She was a good neighbor. Always sympathetic and helpful, she was as "Salt unto the earth" in her
community. Her geniality, affability and hospitality won for her the high regard of all who knew her. In her
demise, every home in Swissdale and others elsewhere are the poorer for the loss of a friend.
The glory of an exemplary mother was hers. She was the kind of mother of whom Robert Burdette wrote, "I
have known many women who have brought the picture of the Christ into my thoughts, as I noted her daily
work. Smiling over the humblest service. That's mother. Sacrificing this hope, that comfort and that rest for
people who forget to say, "Thank you." That's mother"
Her death is lamented by a large company of people. At her funeral last Saturday afternoon, October 10, the
Swissdale Evangelical church was filled by sorrowing friends and relatives. Rev. W. I. MILLER, the pastor,
officiated at the service. Her body was buried in the Swissdale cemetery.
The family are very grateful for the kindness of the friends and neighbors in the time of their bereavement.

Swyers, William H.
October 14, 1914
William H. Swyers, a well known and highly respected citizen of Renovo, and a retired P.R.R. employe, died very
suddenly at his home at 12:25 o’clock Tuesday afternoon of this week, following a stroke of apoplexy.
Mr. Swyers, while not in robust health, had not complained of illness and worked in his yard nearly all of the forenoon, says the Renovo Record. He was sitting in a chair in the house when stricken.
The deceased was born in Tyrone, Pa., on February 10, 1844, and entered the service of the P.R.R. company
October 10, 1869, and was placed on the pension roll March 1, 1914, at the age of 70 years. He was a freight
conductor on the Renovo division, and on December 10, 1906, he entered the railroad shops at this place. He was a Civil war veteran and had many friends who were greatly shocked to learn of his sudden death.
Mr. Swyers’ wife died suddenly several years ago. He is survived by the following children: Forrest, Harry, Charles, Emma, Florence, Chester, and George Swyers.

Shortess, John D.
October 22, 1953
The Rev. Dr. John D. Shortess of Lemoyne, oldest minister in the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the
Evangelical United Brethern Church, died Tuesday in the Harrisburg Hospital, at the age of 93.
He was ordained in 1881 and was a member of the conference for 72 years. During that time he maintained an
unbroken attendance record until the conference session of May, 1953, when he was absent because of failing health.
Early in his ministry he served in Lock Haven.
He leaves a daughter, Irma, at home; and a son, Irvin, of Bloomsburg.
Dr. Shortess was conference historian, and president emeritus of its historical society, missionary society and board of trustees of the Evangelical Home and Orphanage at Lewisburg.

Slovich, Daniel E. “Danny”
November 24, 1993
Daniel E. (Danny) Slovich, 68, of 1012 Huron Ave. Renovo, who died Monday, Nov. 22, 1993 in the Geisinger
Medical Center, Danville, was well known in the area as “The Yard help Man” spending almost every weekend at
Born Aug. 1, 1925 in Renovo, he was the son of Wasyl and Christina ? Slovich.
After suffering a heart attack, Mr. Slovich underwent open heart surgery Oct. 23 and again Nov. 19 but never fully
recovered from his first surgery.
He was active in church affairs and volunteered his services to drive many of his friends to the ?? and elsewhere. He was truly a friend of the community and will be sadly missed by those who came in contact with him daily.
He attended St. Joseph’s High School and was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, both in Renovo. He sang in the
church choir for many years. He enjoyed listening to music, especially polka.
He was a World War II Army veteran and prisoner of war in Germany from October 1944 to May 1945.
He was a retired employee of the Renovo Daily Record/Record Publishing Company from 1949 until his retirement in 1987. While at the newspaper, he worked for Jack Smyth, Benny Shaffer and Ron Dremel as a layout man, press operator and typesetter. He was a lifetime member of the Elks and belonged to the Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are one sister, Ann Fedas of Summerville, NJ, two brothers, John Slovich of Renovo and Joseph Slovich of Mill Hall, one niece and one nephew.
(November 26, 1993 - St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hyner)

Selders, Dorothea Graham
June 7, 1993
Dorothea Selders Pochey, 81, formerly of 261 Park Ave., Woolrich, died at 4:55 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 1993 in the
York Hospital (York, PA).
Born July 27, 1911 in Woolrich, she was the daughter of Wilford and Flora Herritt Graham.
She was preceeded in death by her first husband, Thomas J. Selders, in 1964, and her second husband, Russell A.
Puchey in November 1989.
Mrs. Pochey was a member of the Woolrich Community Church and a 1929 graduate of Altoona High School.
She retired in 1976 from Anchor Darling Valve Company in Williamsport after 25 years of service.
Surviving are one son, John F. Selders of Carlisle; one daughter, Mrs. Max (Nancy) Burger of Denver, with whom she made her home for three years; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three
step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Stiles Graham in 1989.

Snyder, Thomas E.
Thursday, 10 October 1991
Jersey Shore - Thomas E. SNYDER, 72, of 610 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, died Wednesday morning, October 9, 1991 at his home after an extended illness.
Born Feb. 17, 1919 in Jersey Shore, he was the son of Charles and Edith KERLIN SNYDER.
Mr. SNYDER was united in marriage Aug 27, 1941 in Jersey Shore to Marion E. SEYLER, who servives.
He served on the Jersey Shore Borough Council representing the second ward for three and one-half years until his resignation in July of this year.
He also served for many years on the board of directors of the Jersey Shore Town Meeting Inc. and was a former officer of the board.
He had served as a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels Program.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose of Jersey Shore, the Jersey Shore Eagles and the First United Methodist Church of Jersey Shore.
He formerly worked for the Penn Central Railroad, the Jersey Shore Cemetery and the Jersey Shore YMCA. He retired in 1979 from the YMCA in Williamsport.
Surviving, in adition to his wife, are two daughters, Patricia A. BOWMAN of R.D. 2 Mill Hall and Edith M. HANLEY of Jersey Shore; one son, Thomas E. SNYDER of Austin, Texas; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Also five brothers, Eugene SNYDER of Mt. Ephraim, N.J., Clayton SNYDER of Benford, N.J.,
Charles SNYDER of Sayre, Robert SNYDER of West Palm Beach, Fla. and William SNYDER of Jersey Shore; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Announcement - Interment: 12 October 1991, Jersey Shore Cemetery.

Seyler, Grover C.
Thursday, 3 July 1980
Lock Haven - Grover C. SEYLER, 86, of 201 Fredrick St., Mill Hall, at 2 a.m. Thursday in the Lock Haven Hospital where he had been a patient since June 18.
Born in Logan Mills, Pa., Sept. 2, 1893, he was the son of Aaron and Emma SCHRECKENGAST SEYLER. He is survived by his wife, Ethel MASDEN SEYLER.
SEYLER retired from Morrison Abbatoir in 1965. He worked for a time for North American Refractories, and farmed in the Beech Creek area.
He was a member of the Mill Hall Church of Christ.
SEYLER is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Jack (Helen) ROGERS, Lock Haven, Mrs. Thomas (Marion) SNYDER, Jersey Shore, Mrs. Theodore (Geraldine) ISHLER, Bellefonte, Mrs. Harry (Betty) BROOKS, Beech Creek R. D. 1, Mrs. William (Shirley) DECKER, Lock Haven, and Mrs. John (Marsha) WEAVER, Mill Hall.
Also surviving are Clair and Richard SEYLER, his two sons, both of Mill Hall, and two brothers, Fred and Russell SEYLER, both of Beech Creek R.D. 1.
His sister, Mabel BURNELL, Clearwater Fla. also survives. Also surviving are 25 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services: Interment: 5 July 1980, Dunnstown Cemetery.

Snyder, John
Wednesday, 4 March 1914
Mrs. John SNYDER, an old and highly respeced resident of Mill Hall, died at her home on Main street, that borough, on Sunday morning at 11 o’clock. Mrs. SNYDER was 84 years old last Friday (February 28, 1914) and old age is attributed as the cause of death. She had been ill for only about one week and with no symptoms of any particular ailment, growing weaker until her spirit took flight. Deceased was preceded to the grave by her husband about six months ago, and is survived by the following children: John, of Mill Hall; ex-County Register and Recorder W. A. SNYDER, of Salona; Elmer, of Lewistown, and Misses Ida, and Lottie, at home.
Mrs. SNYDER was a kindly, charitable and good living woman, beloved by her family and admired and esteemed by her acquaintances. Years ago, she espoused the Dunkard faith and lived a life in consistent keeping with the modest, upright, peaceful precepts of that denomination.
The funeral will take place from her late residence this afternoon. Burial in Cedar Hill cemetery.

Slusher, Frances M. Saltsman
Saturday, 24 October 1931
Mrs. Frances M. SLUSHER, wife of George W. SLUSHER, Philadelphia, died Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Stetson Hospital, Philadelphia after an illness of two years with a complication of diseases. She was 67 years of age and was born at Farrandsville. Her maiden name was Miss Frances M. SALTSMAN. She resided in this city for some years, leaving here about 25 years ago. She was a member of the Episcopal Church.
The body will arrive here tomorrow afternoon on the westbound Buffalo flyer reaching here at 3:24 p.m. and will be taken direct to Highland Cemetery where services will be conducted by Rev. Lewis NICHOLS.

Saltsman, Frances M.
Saturday, 24 October 1931
Mrs. Frances M. SLUSHER, wife of George W. SLUSHER, Philadelphia, died Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Stetson Hospital, Philadelphia after an illness of two years with a complication of diseases. She was 67 years of age and was born at Farrandsville. Her maiden name was Miss Frances M. SALTSMAN. She resided in this city for some years, leaving here about 25 years ago. She was a member of the Episcopal Church.
The body will arrive here tomorrow afternoon on the westbound Buffalo flyer reaching here at 3:24 p.m. and will be taken direct to Highland Cemetery where services will be conducted by Rev. Lewis NICHOLS.

Straley, Earl S.
Wed., 23 January 1991
Mill Hall - Earl S. STRALEY, 82, of 207 Beech Creek Ave., Mill Hall, died at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday, January 23, 1991 in Lock Haven Hospital.
Born May 24, 1908 in Lock Haven, he was the son of Albert L. and Mae STINE STRALEY.
Mr. STRALEY was united in marriage to Thelma McKEAGUE, who survives.
He was a member of the Mill Hall United Methodist Church.
He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
He had varied employments, including as a self-employed coal truck driver. He also hauled U.S. Mail for the Lucas Trucking Companry of Jersey Shore. He also drove a school bus for Carl KEPHART. he retired in 1980.
He was best-known for raising ponies in the 1950s and 1960s at his home.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four sons, Earl S. STRALEY Jr. of Lockport, Leroy E. STRALEY of Lock Haven, Howard G. STRALEY of Exton, Pa. and Donovan L. STRALEY of Mackeyville; three daughters, Mrs. Bobby (Thelma) CARIS of Mill Hall, Mrs. Donato (Patricia) SAVINI of Wheaton, Ill.
and Bonnie PROBST of Lockport; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral Announcement - Interment: 25 January 1991, Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.

Saltsman, David
Wednesday, 26 August 1936
Lock Haven - Mrs. C. E. WAIT, East Church street, has received word of the death of her uncle, David SALTSMAN, 85, who passed away August 17 at Springfield, Ore. The message gave no details of his death. Burial will be made at Springfield (Oregon).
Mr. SALTSMAN was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anthony SALTSMAN, pioneer residents of East Ferney, and was the last survivor of a family of 11. He was a machinest by trade and as a young man worked in
the old Ricker foundry here. Many years ago he located in the west. His wife was his only survivor.

Saltsman, Anthony W.
Wednesday, 16 April 1941
Funeral services will be held at his home this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock for Anthony W. SALTSMAN, 75, who died Monday afternoon at his home in East Renovo. Burial will be made in Fairview Cemetery.
Mr. SALTSMAN, whose parents were Mr. and Mrs. George W. SALTSMAN, pioneer residents of Renovo, retired in 1936 after 55 years service with the Pennsylvania Railroad.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Viola, and a son Charles, and five grandchildren. Brothers and sisters who survive are Charles E., George R., Mrs. Frank HEMMERLY, Mrs. John MILLER, Mrs. James BROOKBANK, Mrs. Clifford HARTMAN, and Mrs. Roscoe KNAPP.

Saltsman, Catharine Fair
Monday, 9 April 1923
Mrs. Catharine FAIR SALTSMAN, widow of the late George W. SALTSMAN, passed away at her home in East Renovo Friday evening, aged 76 years. She is survived by nine children: Anthony W. SALTSMAN, Charles E. SALTSMAN, Mrs. Frank HEMMERLY, George B. SALTSMAN, all of Renovo; Chauncey D. SALTSMAN, Altoona; Mrs. John A. MILLER, Big Run, Pa.; Mrs. James H. BROOKBANK, Sinnickson, Va.; Mrs. Clifford HARTMAN, St. Mary’s Pa.; Mrs. Roscoe KNAPP, DuBois, Pa. A number of
distant relatives reside in this city.
Funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o’clock by Rev. Joseph BURTON.


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