|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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Arrangements by Noll, 1 E. Central Ave., South
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
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, 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
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
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, 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
He was a welder at Cerro Metal Products, retiring
in 1974. Rupert was of the Protestant faith and enjoyed hunting, gardening
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
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.
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
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.