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Ruth Cassidy
RENOVO — Ruth Cassidy, 92, formerly of Drurys Run, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at Bucktail Medical Center Extended Care Unit. Her husband, Charles E. Cassidy, died Dec. 5, 1993. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church and taught Sunday school. Born April 28, 1907, in Drurys Run, she was a daughter of Wilce and Edith Stewart Brown. Surviving are twin daughters, Edith Nesman of Drurys Run and Elizabeth Summerson of South Renovo; a son, Charles of Renovo; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son Boyd and three brothers, Robert, Franklin and Raymond Brown. The funeral will be at 11 today at Maxwell’s, 205 Fifth St., with the Rev. Mahlon Nevel officiating. Burial will be in North Bend Cemetery, North Bend. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 to 11 a.m. today.
 

Mary H. Chaya
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday for Mary H. Chaya, 93, formerly of 798 W. Edwin St., who died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at Manor Care Health Services North. Her husband, Joseph S. Chaya, died Oct. 22, 1976. She was a silk mill worker. She was a member of West End Senior Citizens. She was a member of Church of the Annunciation. Born Sept. 21, 1906, in West Hazelton, she was a daughter of Julius and Violet Harla Jacobosky. Surviving is a brother, Edward Jacobosky. She was preceded in death by a son, Jerome. The service will be at 9:30 a.m. at the church, West Fourth and Walnut streets. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Crouse’s, 133 E. Third St.
 

Floretta M. Fetzer
JERSEY SHORE – Floretta M. Fetzer, 91, formerly of Avis, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at Manor Care Health Services, where she lived for two years. Her husband, Ira W., died in 1969. She retired from Penn Wire and Rope in 1964 after 15 years employment. She was a former member of Oriole United Methodist Church. Born Jan. 26, 1909, in this borough, she was a daughter of Ernest and Mary Jane McCaslin Reighard. Surviving are a daughter, Vernetta M. Thomas of Salladasburg; two sons, Jack L. and Donnie E., both of Avis; a brother, Eugene Reighard, of this borough; two sisters, Madelyn Hamlin of Akron, Ohio, and Kathryn Hawkins of Jacksonville, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Rearick-Carpenter’s, 1002 Allegheny St., with the Rev. Drew Wilkerson officiating. Burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
 

Vonell Folmar
JERSEY SHORE — A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday for Vonell Folmar, 83, of State Route 44, who died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000. She and her husband, Clelland E. “Kelly” Folmar Sr., observed their 64th wedding anniversary June 20. She was a housewife. She was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church, its altar and rosary societies. Born July 4, 1917, in Johnstown, she was a daughter of Burley and Jessie Wagner Powell. Surviving, besides her husband, are three daughters, Nadine “Deanie” Hazen of St. Charles, Ill., Sandra Johnson of Annapolis, Md., and Pam Dunleavy of Jersey Shore; two sons, Clelland “Jim” Jr. of Antes Fort and Ed of Jersey Shore; a brother, Devon Speicher; 17 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. The services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, 118 Kendall Ave., with the Rev. Andrew S. Hvozovic officiating. Burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery. Friends may call at Rearick-Carpenter’s, 1002 Allegheny St., from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
 

Bertha E. Palmeter
Bertha E. Palmeter, 79, of 303 Reynolds Road, Linden, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000. Her husband, Walter Palmeter I, died Dec. 28, 1962. She was a cafeteria worker for the Williamsport Area School District. Born March 16, 1921, in Linden, she was a daughter of William S. and Florence Waltz Carpenter. Surviving are three sons, Walter W. II of Linden, Gary W. of Jersey Shore and Eddie A. of Allenwood; a daughter, Sandra L. Sturgeon of St. Cloud, Fla.; a sister, Ruth Smith of Linden; a brother, William Carpenter of Linden; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Aldas L. “Pete” Carpenter who died Friday; another brother, John Carpenter; and two sisters, Marintha Wagner and Ethel Knauss. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Sanders’, 821 Diamond St., with the Rev. Wendi C. Gordon of St. Matthew Luth Church officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 1 p.m Friday.
 

Adell O. Pelzer
Adell O. Pelzer, 72, of the Williamsport Home, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000. Her husband, William C. Pelzer died Dec. 31, 1995. She had been employed by the City of Philadelphia. She was a graduate of Philadelphia High School for Girls. She was a member of St. Paul’s Baptist Church. Born June 11, 1928, in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the Rev. Smiley and Eliza Mosley Wilson. Surviving are a daughter, Eileen Pelzer-Harley of this city; a brother, Dr. Woodrow Wilson of Wilmington, Del.; and two grandchildren, William C. and Whitney L. Harley. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Church of the Redeemer, 24th and Dickenson Streets, Philadelphia. Burial will be in Eden Cemetery, Collingdale. Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by Crouse’s, 133 E. Third St.
 

Theodore J. Skinner Jr. 
Theodore J. Skinner Jr., 81, of 437 E. Fifth Ave., South Williamsport, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at home. His wife, the former Geraldine M. Giles, died Dec. 30, 1984. He retired as a representative for Beers Paper Co., Lock Haven, and formerly for Neece Paper Co. He retired from the Air Force as a leuitenant colonel and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Asiatiac Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the Young Men’s Republican Club. He was a member of Washington Lodge 164 F&AM. He attended First Church of Christ Scientist. Born March 23, 1919, in Washington, he was a son of Theodore J. and Olive Brown Skinner Sr. Surviving are a daughter, Sandra F. Hahn of this city; a stepson, Larry H. Laycock of Bensalem; a brother, Charles R. of Concord, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Cloky. The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Noll’s, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport, with Dorothy Alford, a reader from the church, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Washington Cemetery, Washington. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers.
 

Lewis John Wenzel
Lewis John Wenzel, 80, of State College, a city native, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at home. He and his wife, the former Dorothy Mae Bordinger, observed their 50th wedding anniversary Tuesday. He retired in 1986 after 35 years at Centre Daily Times and had been employed by Grit Publishing Co. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of 50-50 Club, Pennsylvania Dancing Camping and Centre Squares. He was a 1939 graduate of Williamsport High School. Born Jan. 13, 1920, he was a son of Homer Lee and Lillie Miller Livermore Wenzel. Surviving, besides his wife, are two daughters, Bonnie Rae Barry and Lynette Dawn Farwell, both of State College; and four grandchildren, Aaron Robert and Shawna Marie Barry, Jennie Kelly and Kimberly Kara Farwell. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Beatrice Margaret Breen and Evelyn May. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Koch’s, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College. Burial will be in Centre County Memorial Park, College Township. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
 

William Thomas Whitmyer
William Thomas Whitmyer, 79, of 342 Susquehanna Ave., South Renovo, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at Williamsport Hospital. His wife, the former Janet Dale, died Aug. 1. He retired in 1975 after more than 30 years as a railroad brakeman on the Renovo to Erie and Buffalo Route of Penn Central Roalroad. He was a member of Elks Lodge 334 and F&AM 495, Renovo. He was in the Navy Reserve. He was a 1938 graduate of Renovo High School. Born Oct. 10, 1920, in Renovo, he was a son of William C. and Isabel Henry Whitmyer. Surviving are two daughters, Claire Anne Maurer of Montoursville and Linda Hurley of Webster, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, Melissa Joy and Brett Hurley and Jason Mauer. He was preceded in death by a brother, Merle, and a sister, Madeline “Madge” Iobst. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Maxwell’s, 205 Fifth St., Renovo, with the Rev. Steven Brauner officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m.
 

FUNERALS

BARNHART — Eugene A. Barnhart, 10 a.m. today, Betzer’s, 108 N. Main St., Muncy.

MUSSELMAN — Colleen J. Musselman, Lewisburg, 10 a.m. today, Community Mennonite Fellowship, Broadway Road, Milton. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m.

STUTZMAN — Eleanor A. Stutzman, city, 10:30 a.m. today, Green View Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 1955 Warrensville Road, Montoursville.

MILLER — Elwood F. Miller, city, 11 a.m. today, Noll’s, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m.

CRYDER — Wayne LaRue Cryder, Jersey Shore native, noon today, Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery RR 2.

STARKWEATHER — Nancy M. Starkweather, Middlebury Center, 1 p.m. today, Tussey-Mosher’s, 130 Main St., Wellsboro.

GIBBON — Edith M. Gibbon, formerly Montoursville, 2:30 p.m. today, Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Visitation 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

STIBER — Elene C. Stiber, city, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Visitation 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday.

GUGLIELMI — Bruno J. Guglielmi III, Mildred, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Fancis of Assisi Catholic Church, Mildred.

MORSE — Carole N. Morse, formerly of this city, memorial service, 11 a.m. Sunday, World’s End State Park, Forksville.


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