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