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Catherine Rich Brayton
WOOLRICH — A memorial service will be Saturday for Catherine Rich Brayton, 81, of Fall River, Mass., formerly of here, who died Saturday, April 22, 2000. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. at First Congregational Church, Rock Street, Fall River. A gathering of friends will follow at the home of her son, Roswell Brayton Jr., 176 Atlantic Ave., Westport, Mass.

Grace E. Chestnut
Grace E. Chestnut, 91, of Marion, Ill., formerly of this city, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Shawnee Christian Nursing Home there. She had worked for Lycoming College. She was a member of Celestia Rebekah Lodge 80, Muncy, and The Lady Langdon Rebekah Lodge 528, Roaring Branch. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Born June 12, 1908, in Lycoming County, she was a daughter of Durbin and Ada Blaker Chestnut. Surviving are a brother, Durbin of Trout Run; a niece and nephew, Mickey and Tom Ward, with whom she lived in Illinois,; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, James, and two sisters, Alice McErn and Ruth Walters. A graveside service will be at 9 a.m. today at Montoursville Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. John F. Piper, her pastor, officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.

Timothy J. Erb
MORRIS — Timothy J. Erb, 43, of Morris died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Chalfont, Bucks County. He and his wife, the former Linda M. Briggs, were married in 1995. He was an independent contractor in home building and repair. He formerly owned a taxidermy business in Morris. He was a member of the Arnot Sportsman Club, Liberty Veterans of Foreign Wars, Morris Rod and Gun Club, and Anna S. Hunting Club. He was a hunting guide. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Morris. Born May 18, 1957, in Bristol, he was a son of Clarence J. and Lillian J. Dowling Erb. Surviving, besides his wife, are his mother and stepfather, Lillian J. and Roland VanCampen of Morris; a stepson, Robert Harper of Wellsboro; five brothers, Ronald J. of Reiglesville, Kenneth J. of Bensalem, Daniel J. and Russell J., both of Croydon, and Stephen J. of Morris; a stepbrother, Hank White of Washingtonville; and three sisters, Kathleen J. of Wellsboro, Barbara J. Alexander and Thereasa J. Miller, both of Morris. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 38 Central Ave., Wellsboro, with the Rev. Michael J. Sullivan officiating. Friends may call at Tussey-Mosher’s, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The family will provide the flowers.

Dr. Edward Hoberman
JERSEY SHORE — Dr. Edward Hoberman, 92, of 131 S. Fairview St. died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at Lock Haven Hospital Extended Care Unit following an illness. He was the widower of the former Ethel Rosner and the former Ethel Miller. He was chief of surgery at Lock Haven Hospital for a number of years beginning in 1936. He received degrees from Cook County Hospital in Chicago; Mercy Hospital, Altoona; Jefferson Medical School and Dickinson College. He was a member of Dickinson and Jefferson Alumni Associations. He was on the board of the Clinton County Medical Society and Clinton County Community Nursing and was past president of the Lock Haven University board and Lock Haven Kiwanis Club. He was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose, LaFayette Lodge 199 F&AM and Brotherhood of the Protective Order of Elks, all in Lock Haven. He was a member of Coudersport Consistory and the Jaffa Shrine, Altoona. He was a member of Beth Yehuda Synagogue. Born Dec. 9, 1907, at Lock Haven, he was a son of Benjamin and Molly Zimmerman Hoberman. Surviving are a son, Alfred E. of Lock Haven; four daughters, Sonia Hoffman of Las Vegas, Nev., Susan Doberstein and Barbara, both of Lock Haven, and Shelah Luber of Coral Springs, Fla.; a sister, Blanche Crane of Philadelphia; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ellis, and a sister, Minnie Balis. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the synagogue, 320 W. Church St., Lock Haven, with Rabbi Sharon Litwin officiating. Burial will be in Beth Yehuda Cemetery, Allison Township, Clinton County. Friends may call at Yost-Gedon’s, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven, from 7 to 9 tonight and at the synagogue from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday. The family will provide the flowers.

Anthony Calagna
ALLENWOOD — A 61-year-old inmate at the low-security prison camp here died Monday. Anthony Calagna died at 11:55 a.m. from an apparent cardiac arrest at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, according to prison officials. Autopsy results are pending. Calagna was sentenced in the Eastern District of New York on April 12, 1991, to a 10-year, eight-month term for extortion conspiracy and racketeering offenses. He was scheduled for release on Oct. 15, officials said.

Herbert H. Justice Jr.
Herbert H. Justice Jr., 68, of Winooski, Vt., a city native, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at home. His wife, the former Jean Shnyder, died Dec. 19, 1954. He had worked for Parke Davis Pharmaceuticals, Ayerst Laboratories and American Rescue Workers. He was a graduate of Montoursville High School and Lycoming College. Born Jan. 19, 1932, he was a son of Herbert and Ruth Donovan Justice Sr. Surviving are two sons, Gregory of Aurora, Colo., and Rick of Corona, Calif.; three daughters, Mary McLaren of Port Hope, Ontario, Canada, Barbara Flint, Burlington, Vt., and Peg Smith of Cobourg, Ontario, Canada; a sister, Elaine Miller of this city; a brother, Malcolm of Tunkhannock; and 10 grandchildren. Burial and services were in St. Albans, Vt.

Lotti M. Marvin
BLOSSBURG — Lotti M. Marvin, 74, of Blossburg died Monday, June 5, 2000, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Her husband, Edward Marvin, died Sept. 19, 1994. She was a dietary aide at the former Blossburg State Hospital until its closure in 1972. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. Born here Aug. 12, 1925, she was a daughter of Andrew and Cecelia Zodrynski Jankowiak. Surviving are two sisters, Irene and Violet Jankowiak, both of Blossburg. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Zwicharowski’s, 314 Granger St., with her pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Seegar, officiating. Burial will be in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday.

Philip Samuel Seitzer
JERSEY SHORE — Philip Samuel Seitzer, 93, of Vero Beach, Fla., a borough native, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at his home. He was a physical education teacher and track coach at Columbia High School in the Maplewood-South Orange, N.J., school system for 25 years, retiring in 1970. He was a member of the Audubon Society of Indian River County, Exchange Club of Vero Beach, Vero Beach Theatre Guild and yacht club. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a member of Christ-by-the-Sea United Methodist Church, Vero Beach. He was a 1932 graduate of Springfield College, Springfield, Mass. Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Gladys of Vero Beach; four nieces; and a nephew. A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven RR 1. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Rearick-Carpenter’s, 1002 Allegheny St.

Donald J. Starkweather
WELLSBORO — Donald J. Starkweather, 65, of Wellsboro RR 7 died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He and his wife, the former M. Marguerite Nickerson, observed their 31st wedding anniversary Jan. 18. He was retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. An Air Force veteran, he served from 1954 to 1958 in the South Pacific. He was of the Methodist faith. Born Jan. 15, 1935, in Blossburg, he was a son of Hugh and Martha Luther Starkweather. Surviving, besides his wife, are a stepson, Terry Morehouse; two stepdaughters, Darlene Swain of Groton, N.Y., and Joanne Vogelsong of Bowling Green, Ohio; two brothers, Wesley of Wellsboro and Thomas of Middlebury Center; two sisters, Alice Grunhagen and Leona “Susie” Hazelton, both of Wellsboro; eight step-grandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tussey-Mosher’s, 139 Main St., with the Rev. Fred Hickok officiating. Burial will be in Niles Valley Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Phyllis M. Vanderlin
Phyllis M. Vanderlin, 75, of 1560 Grampian Blvd. died Monday, June 5, 2000, at Williamsport Hospital after a brief illness. Her husband, O. William Vanderlin, died Jan. 7, 1999. She was a member of the Oaks, Williamsport Women’s and Williamsport Country clubs. She was a former member of Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of Olde Hickory Country Club, Fort Myers, Fla. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Born Oct. 30, 1924, in this city, she was a daughter of Benjamin and Mildred Stover Meck. Surviving are three daughters, Peggy V. McClain, Christine Z. Carlucci and Barbara J., all of this city; a son, Richard A. of this city; a sister, Betty Ertel of this city; and seven grandchildren, Robert, Richard and David McClain, Laura and Lynn Yeager, Benjamin Carlucci and Lexus Lomison. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, 102 E. Third St., with her pastor, the Rev. David L. Phillips, officiating. Entombment will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, from 7 to 9 tonight.

Franklin R. Burger
JERSEY SHORE — Franklin R. Burger, 87, of 124 Corning Ave. died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at home. His wife, the former Blanche R. Conway died in June of 1980. He was a retired tool and die maker at the former Williamsport Die Machine Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Born Jan. 19, 1913, in Jersey Shore, he was a son of John and Catherine Burger. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Patricia R. Rogers of Jersey Shore; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Welker’s, 125 N. Main St., with Frank Rogers, officiating. There will be no public visitation.

Violet F. Hill
Violet F. Hill, 90, a resident of the Muncy Valley Hospital skilled nursing unit, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000. Her husband, Leonard C. Hill, died Oct. 23, 1945. She retired as records officer at the State Correctional Institution, Muncy, after 25 years. She was a graduate of Muncy High School. A member of Christ United Methodist Church, she served as treasurer for six years. She was involved with the Christian Women’s Organizations in the area. She was a former member of Hughesville and Muncy Professional Women and the Laugh-a-Lot card club. Born Dec. 23, 1909, in Muncy Creek Township, she was a daughter of Edward Franklin and Sallie Frances Arthur Gundrum. Surviving are a son Edward C. of Spring Grove; a daughter, Connie H. Springman of Pennsdale; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert J., and a daughter, Doris H. “Dorie” Myers. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the church, 148 S. Main St., Hughesville, with her pastor, the Rev. Ralph M. Hibbs and the Rev. Arthur E. Gladfelter, former pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call at McCarty-Thomas’, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, from 7 to 9 tonight. The family will provide the flowers.

Judy A. Houser
Judy A. Houser, 59, of 210 Maynard St. died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, in Williamsport Hospital after a brief illness. She was a personal care aide for Staff Builders Home Health Service. She was a Catholic. She enjoyed reading, jig saw puzzles and needle point. Born April 2, 1941, in South Valley, Minn., she was a daughter of Boyd D. and Natalie Harrington Nash Jr. Surviving are a son, Henry H. Jr. of Peckville; a sister, Mary White of Portland Ore; two grandchildren, Curry Ann and Henry Ryan; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Fosum. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Annunciation Catholic Church, Fourth and Walnut streets, with the Rev. Nicholas E. Nnabuaku, as celebrant. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave., from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, with a vigil service at 8.

Geraldine L. Miele
Geraldine L. “Gerry” Miele, 73, of 266 Edgewood Ave., DuBoistown, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, in Valley View Nursing Center. Arrangements are being handled by Crouse’s, 133 E. Third St. The family will provide the flowers.

Jolii Ann Pridgen
Jolii Ann Pridgen, 27-days-old, of 2907 Linn St. died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at home. Born Sept. 6, 2000, in this city, she was a daughter of Charles Pridgen and Heather Gamble. Surviving, besides her parents of this city, are a sister, NayJeah, at home; Maternal grandparents, Shirley and Barry Kellem of Harrisburg; maternal grandfather, Howard Gamble of Harrisburg; maternal great-grandmother, Shirley Sweeting of this city; maternal great-grandfather, Robert Conrad of this city; and paternal grandmother, Doris Pridgen of Philadelphia. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St., with Chaplain Clara Brown, officiating. Burial will be private. Friends may call from 10 to 10:30 Friday.

Martha Mae Richardson
JERSEY SHORE — Martha Mae Richardson, 78, of 523 Canoe Run Road died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at Manor Care Health Center. Her husband, Glen L. Richardson, died in 1978. She retired from Sharwell Manufacturing. She was a member of Larrys Creek Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, Order of Amaranth and Ivanhoe Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 28. Born April 20, 1922, in Cogan Station, she was a daughter of Walter E. and Mabel Marshall Paulhamus. Surviving are a companion, George P. Missimer; a son Lee Marden of Valley Head, Ala.; a brother, Charles L. Paulhamus of Sacramento, Calif.; three half brothers, Paul and Craig Paulhamus, both of Cogan Station and David Paulhamus of Jersey Shore; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service and burial in Jersey Shore Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Welker’s, 125 N. Main St.

Rose Sykes
Rose Sykes, 85, of Sayville, N.Y., formerly of Williamsport, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000. She was a piano stylist in the Long Island, N.Y., area for 25 years and previously worked for the National Hospital for Speech Disorders for 25 years. She was a 1931 graduate of Williamsport High School and the former Dickinson Junior College, now Lycoming College. Born Oct. 4, 1914, in Austin, she was a daughter of Harry and Ida Hurwitz Sykes. Surviving are a brother, David of Chevy Chase, Md. and a sister, Reva Friedson of Denton, Texas. The funeral was Wednesday at Allen and Redmond’s, 331 Elmira St., with Rabbi Mac Portal, officiating. Burial was in Ohev Sholom Cemetery.

Rosanne Tillson
SOUTH RENOVO — Rosanne Tillson, 82, of 727 Pennsylvania Ave. died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at Bucktail Medical Center, here. Her husband, Frederick Tillson, died Jan. 25, 1995. She operated Rosanne’s Beauty Salon, Niagara Falls, N.Y. She recently published a book Inside From the Outside, dealing with the Niagara Frontier Country Club. She was a 1936 graduate of Renovo High School and Winfred Academy, Philadelphia. She enjoyed golfing, painting and traveling. Born Nov. 9, 1917, in Renovo, she was a daughter of John J. and Mary Stephanic Redis. Surviving are two brothers, Michael and Paul, both of South Renovo and a sister, Lucille Toub of Vero Beach, Fla. She was preceded in death by a brother, John and six sisters, Mary, Agnes, Anne, Helen, Frances and Susan. Family services are pending. Arrangements are being handled by Maxwell’s, 205 Fifth St., Renovo.

John C. Reich
John C. Reich, 28, of 1856 Marshall Avenue, Williamsport, PA, died Thursday, March 1, 2001. Mr. Reich was employed by Thermacore, Inc., Williamsport for the past three years as an Industrial Engineer. Mr. Reich was a graduate of Penn State University, with a Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering degree. He enjoyed playing golf, hunting and fishing. He was born January 6, 1973, in Williamsport, a son of Stephen H. and Nancy R. Guisewhite Reich. He is survived by his parents, Williamsport; two sisters, Sharon L. Reich, Bethlehem, PA, and Shelby L. Reich, Arlington, VA; maternal grandmother, June A. Guisewhite, Muncy and maternal great grandfather, Curtis Guisewhite, Muncy. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, at Noll’s, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport. The Rev. Michael R. Gardy, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Muncy, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. The family will provide the flowers. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Margaret K. Burke
Margaret Katherine “Pat” Burke, 89, Forksville, died March 2, 2001. Her husband of 58 years, John P. Burke, died in 1996. Born April 10, 1911, Fairchance, daughter of Michael & Susan Dvorjak Patchan. Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, 11 a.m., St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Michael B. Harris. Interment, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, MD, Monday, 2 p.m. The family will provide the flowers. P. Dean Homer Funeral Home

Sharon L. Kershner
Sharon L. Kershner, 55, of Cardinal Drive, Front Royal, VA, died Thursday, March 1, 2001 in Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA. Mrs. Kershner was born March 13, 1945 in Yakima, WA. She was raised by her grandfather, Leonard Anderson. On August 28, 1961, she married Russell W. “Russ” Kershner in Fort Bliss, TX. Surviving with her husband are three daughters, Diana Kershner of Seattle, WA, Deanna Carson of Jersey Shore, PA, and Candis Ann Galkin of Germantown, MD; two sons, Derick Kershner of Spotsylvania, VA, and William Patrick Kershner of Front Royal, VA; six grandchildren, John T. Carson, Jr., Justin M. Carson, Alexander M. Urie, Kyle Steven Galkin, Megan L. Kershner, and Nicholas Sean Galkin. Her children would like to say “Thank you Mommy, for everything you have done for us. Thank you for your generosity and for your heart. God bless your soul.” Services will be private. Jones Funeral Home, Winchester, VA, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2654 Valley Avenue, Suite B, Winchester, VA 22601.

Lorene Williams Landon
Lorene Landon, 76, of Canton RR 2, died March 2, 2001, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Born on October 26, 1924, a daughter of the late Mortimer and Fannie Gorton Williams. Lorene was devoted to her family, home and helping with the family’s apple orchard business. She was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), the North Union Grange and the Canton Chapter No. 71 of the O.E.S. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Roy, at home; a son, Allyn Landon of Canton; 2 daughters, Betty Landon of Newark, De., and Kathy Preston of Kennett Square, Pa.; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; two sisters, Eva Jenkins of Troy and Geraldine Wanck of Towanda; several nieces, nephews & cousins. She was predeceased by 2 brothers, Clair & Carlyle Williams. Friends may call 1-3 p.m., Sunday, at Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. Calling hours will also be held from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the Canton Church of Christ. The funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. David B. Morris officiating. Interment will be in the North Union Cemetery. The family suggest that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), P.O. Box 57, Canton, Pa. 17724.

John Harry Bryan
John Harry Bryan 78, of DuBoistown, PA passed away Thursday, April 12, 2001 at HCR Manor Care-South, Williamsport, PA, following an extended illness.
He was a Lutheran, born April 30, 1922 at DuBiostown, the son of Milton J. and Lillian W. Brion.
A former United States Coast Guard Merchant Marine during World War II, he was a retired veteran having served on the U.S.S. Frank G. Drum, Mobilfuel, and U.S.S. Pennsylvania in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean-Middle East War zones.
Surviving are Mrs. Isabelle Forbach, a companion of 25 years, two sons, John Charles Bryan, South Williamsport, Timothy Patrick Bryan, Williamsport, four daughters, Nancy Confer, Sinking Spring, Carol Mitchell, South Williamsport, and Karen Sue Dennis, Tallahassee, Florida; six grandchildren, and one great grandson, Adam Guzzo, Chesapeake, Virginia.
Burial will be at Freidens Lutheran Church Cemetery, Liberty, PA. There will be no visitation.
Contributions in memory of Mr. John Harry Bryan, may be made to HCR Manor Care Health Services - South, 101 Leader Drive, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Raymond L. Lyons
Raymond L. Lyons, 62, 360 Percy Street, South Williamsport, PA, died Friday, April 13, 2001, at his home, following an extended illness.
Mr. Lyons retired in 2000, after 36 years of service as a tube fabricator with Kvaerner Pulping, Inc., Williamsport.
He was a member of the Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, South Williamsport, PA. He enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Susque Hunting Club at Proctor, PA. He had served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958. He was a graduate of the class of 1956 at South Williamsport High School.
He was born January 14, 1939, at Williamsport, the son of the late Raymond F. and Viola R. Sanders Lyons.
Surviving are his wife, the former Patricia M. Lundy, two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas E. and Dawn M., Williamsport, James L. and Sherrie A., Montgomery, one daughter and son-in-law, Sheryl A. and Stephen C.T. Fertitta, Williamsport, a sister Mary C. Fish, Jersey Shore, a brother, George E., Cogan Station, one granddaughter Erica M. Seyler, four grandsons, Shawn P. Seyler, Cody T. Fertitta, James R. Lyons, and Zachary J. Lyons, and two step grandchildren, Lisa M. and Jesse H. Feritta.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at the Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 800 West Central Avenue, South Williamsport. The Rev. Francis L. Pauselli, his priest, will be the celebrant. Friends will be received at the church on Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m., until 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, PA. The family will provide flowers.
Contributions in memory of Raymond L. Lyons may be made to Susquehanna Home Health Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 344 Winthrop Street, South Williamsport PA 17702.
Arrangements by Noll, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport.

Micheal K. Copen
Michael R. Copen 37, of 434 Sheridan St., Williamsport, died Friday April 13, 2001, in Williamsport. Born May 6, 1963 in Williamsport he was a graduate of Williamsport High School class of 1981, and was in the United States Army.
Surviving is his father William R. Copen, with whom he lived and his mother and stepfather Carl E. and Emma Jane Kingston, Linden.
Surviving in addition to his parents are 2 brothers William A. with whom he lived and John Paul of Williamsport, 3 sisters Cindy Steinbeck, Elimsport, Tammy Koons, Jersey Shore, Carla Kingston, Bloomsburg and nieces and nephews and a Maternal grandfather Miles Gamble of Linden.
There will be visitation from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday at Sanders, 821 Diamond St. In lieu of flowers contributions to assist in expenses of Michael's name. Should be made to Emma Jane Kingston, P.O. Box 89, Linden, PA 17744. C/o Charles Lynn.

Catherine Decker
Catherine Decker, age 94, of Sullivan Terrace, Dushore, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2001, at the Highlands in Laporte.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and James Bradford, New York, and a brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Julia Decker, Lopez.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 18 at 10 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred with the Rev. Jody Baran, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Alice P. Grunhagen
Alice P. Grunhagen, age 71, of Wellsboro, P.A., died Friday, April 13, 2001. Born March 9, 1930 in Blossburg, P.A. daughter of late Hugh H. and Martha Luther Starkweather.
Preceded in death by husband George Grunhagen,
No visitation. A memorial service will be April 18, 2001, 11:00 a.m., St. Peter's Catholic Church Wellsboro, P.A. Contributions to Samitian House in Wellsboro, P.A. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home.

William D. King
William D. King, 40, of 2010 1/2 West Fourth St., Williamsport, died Friday, April 13, 2001, in Williamsport.
He was on the janitorial staff at Brodart. Mr. King was born October 21, 1960, in Williamsport, the son of Donald S. and Eleanor Mitcheltree Fox King. Surviving are two brothers, Ricky E. of city, and Robert M. of Springfield, ILL; and one sister, Debra of Houston, TX. He was preceded in death by a brother Donald F., and a sister Patricia Aunkst.
A Memorial Service will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sanders, 821 Diamond St.

Carl S. Carson
Carl S. Carson, 60, 1401 Alvin Ave., residing at 315 Lincoln Ave., died April 13, 2001 at Roseview Center, Williamsport.
He was born January 7, 1941 in Howard, PA, son of Warren W. and Laura I Bennett-Carson. He was a graduate of Williamsport High School and attended the former Williamsport Insitute of Technology. Prior to his employment with the Williamsport Sun-Gazette as a independent contractor he worked with his sister at the former June's Sporting Goods. He attended the First United Methodist Church and St. Boniface Catholic Church. Carl enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He and his wife the former Joanne E. Shuler, celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary September 2. Surviving besides his wife are daughter Juliann E. Carson of Williamsport, 2 sisters Lois C. Betz of Bellefonte, and June C. Springer Carl's caretaker during his illness the past year also, brother William S. Carson and 2 grandchildren, Cassondra and Chanelle Carson.
Preceded in death by two brothers Warren H. and James B. Carson.
Funeral services will be held in Crouse Funeral Home 133 E. Third St., Tuesday April 17, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. with Director of Caring Services at First United Methodist Church.
Friends may call Crouse Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday evening.

Gerald May
Gerald May, 71, (loving husband of Alice Morgan May) of Canton died April 14, 2001 at home. The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, with Pastor Nacy Goff officiating. Calling hours will be Monday 7-9 p.m. Burial will be in the E. Canton Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, P.A.

Larry M. McCloskey
Larry M. McCloskey, age 93, formerly of Jersey Shore, died Saturday at Manor Care North in Williamsport.
He was born September 16, 1907 in Beech Creek, a son of Allan and Effie McCloskey. His wife, Edith May Heverly, died February 8, 1979. He was a supervisor for the former NY Central Railroad, and a member of LaBelle Vallee Masonic Lodge 232 Jersey Shore and The Williamsport Consistory. He was a member and former elder of the Lycoming Christian Church.
His survivors include 1 son, Bobbie McCloskey of Lock Haven, and a daughter, May Pepperman of College Pard, Md.; 3 sisters, Charlotte Hoskinson of Shinglehouse and LaRue Gardner of Alabama; 7 grandchildren and numerous great and great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private at his family's convenience. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park and there will be no visitation. Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home, Jersey Shore.

Lynn M. Weaver
Lynn M. Weaver, 79, of 81 Weaver St. Linden, P.A., died Saturday April 14, 2001 at Williamsport Hospital arrangements by Sanders 821 Diamond St.

Rupert G. Quick
Rupert G. Quick, 92, formerly of Unionville, Eagle Valley Personal Care Home, died Sunday, June 3, 2001 at the Centre Community Hospital. His wife, the former Ruth C. Hagy, died Jan. 24, 1996. Born May 18, 1909 in Milesburg, he was a son of Edward & Alice Lucas Quick.
He was a welder at Cerro Metal Products, retiring in 1974. Rupert was of the Protestant faith and enjoyed hunting, gardening and fishing.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Barbara A. Ciccarelli of Williamsport & Joan Quick Bettinger of Santa Monica, CA; a son, Richard G. Quick of Washington, DC; a brother, Lloyd "Pete" Quick of Milesburg; 13 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Thomas D. Vance officiating. Burial will be in Centre County Memorial Park, College Twp., Centre Co. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg.

Anna Bock Sartori
Anna Bock Sartori, 92, formerly of the 1000 block of Penn St., Williamsport, died Monday, June 4, 2001 at Williamsport Home, where she had been a resident for 8 1/2 years. Her husband, Andrew J. Sartori, died June 4, 1996. Born Jan. 19, 1909 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Bernard and Anne Ritter Bock.
She had been employed by Bishop Neumann High School in the cafeteria. Anna was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and was an avid reader.
Surviving are a son, Bernard A. Sartori of Nisbet; 4 daughters, Ann Marie Wood of Muncy, Andrewleen B. O'Connor of Picture Rocks, Kathleen E. DiSalvo and Ellen E. Kilpatrick, both of this city; a sister, Elizabeth Kuzio of this city; 19 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Paul J.Sartori, a grandson, Terry Sartori; 3 brothers and 1 sister.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Her grandson, the Rev. Andrew Kilpatrick, will officiate. Friends may call at the church lounge on Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Msgr. Eugene J. Clark Endowment Fund, c/o St. Boniface Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, Pa., 17701 or to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Crouse Funeral Home.

Jacob P. "Jake" Kern
Jacob P. "Jake" Kern, 78, of Coal Twp., died June 2, 2001. Retiring in 1985, he was employed at AVCO Lycoming Motors as a machinist supervisor. An Army veteran of WWII, he was a survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack. His wife of 53 years, Doris L. Kern, survives. The funeral will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church. Burial in Northumberland Memorial Park. Visitation Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. at the church.

John A. Jeirles Sr.
John A. Jeirles, Sr., 74, of 825 Pearl Blvd., Montoursville, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at home.
John was born March 10, 1927 in Mill Hall, a son of Walter and Mary Gramley Jeirles. He worked for Burns Security as a security officer at Lycoming County Court House. He was an Army veteran of WWII, a member of the American Legion, a lifetime member of the LeRoy O. Buck Post 7863 VFW DuBoistown, and an avid sportsman.
Surviving are his wife of 21 years, the former Dottie Shiffer; two sons, Duane A. Jeirles, Sr. of Mechanicsville, VA and John A. Jeirles, Jr. of Allenwood; two stepsons, Randall L. Snyder, Jr. of Williamsport and Gary E. Snyder of Milton; a stepdaughter, Tammy S. Snyder of Williamsport; 14 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; two brothers, Eugene Hunter of Lock Haven and Richard Bubb of Loyalsock; five sisters, Peggy Wells of Bay St. Louis, Miss., Sara Fuller, Maxine Dauberman, Micky Dauberman and Ethel Litz, all of Lock Haven. He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends may call at Sanders from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Treatment Center, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport.

Matilda A. Baskin
Matilda A. Baskin, 95, formerly of Cogan Station, died Monday, June 4, 2001 at Sycamore Manor Health Center. Her husband, James B. Baskin Sr., died Feb. 22, 1988. Born Dec. 10, 1905 in Shamokin, she was a daughter of William & Ellen Weaver Woolridge.
A resident of Cogan Station since 1950, she previously lived in Williamsport. Matilda was a homemaker, graduate of Shamokin High School & member of Quiggleville United Methodist Church for 51 years.
Surviving are 2 sons, James (Elinor) Jr. & Ralph L. (Eileen), all of Cogan Station; a daughter, Gertrude (Glenn) Paulhamus of Cogan Station; 9 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Woolridge & a sister, Gertrude McMurtrie.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Wayne Hepler & James B. Baskin III officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Trevorton. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to Quiggleville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, RD2 Cogan Station, PA 17728. Arrangements by Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home, Trevorton.

Anastasia B. Hamm
Mrs. Anastasia B. Hamm, 96, formerly of Williamsport and the 300 block of Clark Street, South Williamsport, PA, died Saturday, June 2, 2001 at Sycamore Manor Health Center, Montoursville, PA.
She was the widow of the late George A. Hamm, who preceded her in death on October 18, 1992.
Born September 9, 1904 at Cascade Township, Lycoming County, PA, she was a daughter of the late John and Isabel Farley McNamee.
Mrs. Hamm was a member of the Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, South Williamsport. She was the first president of the Altar and Rosary Society of the church, and was a past president of the Divine Providence Hospital Auxillary.
She is survived by two sons, John and George, both of Williamsport; two daughters, Honora Popper of Marlton, New Jersey and Mary Formica of Harrisburg, PA; 25 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren.
The Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Friday at the Saint Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 West Central Avenue, South Williamsport. The Rev. Francis L. Pauselli, her priest, will be the celebrant. Interment will be at Saint Boniface Cemetery, Williamsport. Friends may call at the Noll Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a vigil service at 8:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that contributions in memory of Mrs. Anastasia B. Hamm may be made to either the Saint Lawrence Catholic Church, 344 Winthrop Street, South Williamsport, PA 17702 or to the Saint Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.


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