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Ruth A. Comfort
WELLSBORO – Ruth A. Comfort, 78, a resident of Pinnacle Towers for two years, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000 at the home of her daughter, Judy Zuchowski of Princeton Street. Her husband of 56 years, Raymond Comfort, died in 1994. Born Aug. 30, 1921, in Cortland, N.Y., she was a daughter of Sarah and John Kenyon. Surviving, besides her daughter, are a son, Jerry of Lakeland, Fla.; another daughter, Carol Meskunas of York; two brothers, Robert Kenyon of Troy and Jack Kenyon of Mansfield; a sister, Laura Beals of Blossburg; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tussey-Mosher’s, 139 Main St., with the Rev. James Truax officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Township. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
 

Floyd P. Norman
BLOSSBURG — Floyd P. Norman, 83, of Clarence Center, N.Y., formerly of here, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000. His wife, the former Margaret B. Kwasneski, died Dec. 23, 1990. Retiring in 1981, he was employed 43 years at the Ward Foundry. He was a member of Blossburg United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club and a social member of the Supreme Sacrifice Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8730. He was a member of Blossburg Kiwanis, the Williamsport Consistory, Blossburg Lodge 350 F&AM and was past deputy grand master of the 17th masonic district. Born Aug. 22, 1916, in Arnot, he was a son of James J. and Laura King Norman. Surviving are a niece, Dawn Snearly with whom he lived, and several others nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Zwicharowski’s, 314 Granger St., with the Rev. Joyce Treas officiating. Friends may call the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday.
 

Grace I. Stevenson
MILTON — Grace I. Stevenson, 68, of 50 Mahoning St., Milton, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, in Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. She was employed by the Milton Shoe Co. and was a foster grandmother at the Life Skills Classes at Milton Junior High School. She was a member of the Moose Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary, and V.F.W. Auxiliary, all of Milton; and the Ladies Home League of the Milton Salvation Army. Born Oct. 26, 1931, in Watsontown, she was a daughter of Frank Lyons and the former Rachel Foulk. Surviving are a brother, Ronald Lyons of Bismark, N.D.; and a sister, Doris Cope of Sunbury. She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Monday at Cronrath’s, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Jerry L. Caswell of Friendship Baptist Church officiating. Burial will occur at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Watsontown Cemetery. Friends may call at Cronrath’s between 6 and 8 p.m. Monday.
 

Rosco R. Wilson
LIBERTY — Rosco Ritter Wilson, 95, of Liberty, formerly of Dover, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, in the Williamsport Hospital.Arrangements are being handled by Zwicharowski’s, 314 Granger St., Blossburg.
 

FUNERALS

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

FENSTERMACHER — Ruth Anna Fenstermacher, Muncy RR 3, at 11 a.m. Monday at McCarty-Thomas’, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. Visitation 7 to 9 tonight.

STROUSE — Marion E. “Mim” Strouse, Jersey Shore RR 1, at 11 a.m. Monday, Rearick-Carpenter’s, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. Visitation 7 to 9 tonight.

TERRY — Albert Eugene Terry, Monroeton RR 1, at noon Monday, Morse and Kleese’s, 40 N. Center St., Canton. Visitation 7 to 9 tonight.

MEYERS — Hester Alice Myers, Lock Haven, 2 p.m. Monday at Waterville Cemetery, Waterville.

HAMM — Ernest V. Hamm, city, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Church of the Annunciation, West Fourth and Walnut Streets. Visitation 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Crouse’s, 133 E. Third St.
 

William F. Berry Sr
JERSEY SHORE — William F. Berry Sr., 89, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at Manor Care Health Center. His wife, Catherine Lynch Berry, died in 1991. He retired from Penn Central Railroad in 1973 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamships and the Knights of Columbus. He attended the Church of St. Luke. Born June 28, 1911, in Clearfield, he was a son of James F. and Catherine Buckley Berry. Surviving are two sons, William F. Jr. of Charles Town, W.Va. and Thomas Patrick of Moline, Ill.; two daughters, Ann B. Eck of Jersey Shore and Sara Jean Hallas of Coal Valley, Ill.; a brother, Thomas of Clearfield; two sisters, Gertrude Dohner of Clearfield and Marie Klein Becker of Barberton, Oh.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, James Michael. A mass service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at The Church of St. Luke, with the Rev. Andrew Hvozdovic. Internment will be in Valvar Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dennis Hadberg officiating. Friends may call at Welker’s, 125 N. Main St. from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday where a wake service will be held.
 

Karen A. Bower 
RENOVO — Karen A. Bower, 52, of 155 Clinton Ave., died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at Bucktail Medical Center. She was employed by Wal-Mart in Montoursville and Lock Haven for six years. She also was employed at Weis Markets for nine years. She was a 1967 graduate of Lock Haven High School. Born May 15, 1949, in Lock Haven, she was a daughter of William Dale Sr. of Avis and Shirley D. Giminiani of Lock Haven. Surviving are her parents, a daughter, Lori A. Bower of Lock Haven; her companion, John E. Gamble of Renovo; three brothers, David B. Giminiani of San Antonio, Texas, William L. Dale Jr. of Lock Haven and Rick A. Dale of Beech Creek; two sisters, Cindy E. Paulus of Niagara Falls, N.Y. and Wendy L. Welshans of Mill Hall; and six grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Walker’s, 231 High St., Flemington, with the Rev. James Van Zandt officiating. Internment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight.
 

Leona Fazler
GREENSBURG — Leona Fazler, 87, of Greensburg, formerly of this city, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at Presbyterian-University Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was the wife of Daniel L. Fazler. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Montoursville. Born Oct. 21, 1912, in Montoursville, she was a daughter of Royal and Sara Dangle Fisher. Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Karl D. Fazler of Linden; a daughter, Karen L. Plank horn of Greensburg; three brothers, Jack, Carl and Charles Fisher, all of Cogan Station; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Montoursville. Arrangements are being handled by Pantalone’s, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg.
 

Mary E. Fister
LINDEN — Mary E. Fister, 87, of 290 Front St., died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at home. Her husband, Ardell P. Fister, died in 1982. She retired from Neyhart’s Inc. and was previously employed by Younkin’s Store, Linden. She was a member of the Linden Presbyterian Church and the Senior Citizens at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Newberry. Born March 24, 1913, she was a daughter of Clinton and Marguerite Hagerman Willits. Her mother died when she was 3. She was reared by her stepmother, Cora Willits. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara A. Baney of Avis; a sister, Dorothy Quiggle of Cogan Station; two grandsons; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sanders’, 821 Diamond St., with the Rev. Darlene K. Little, pastor of Bethel Presbyterian Church, officiating. Internment will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.
 

Jane E. Hager
LOCK HAVEN — Jane E. Hager, 86, of Lock Haven, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Lock Haven Hospital. Her husband, Harold Hager, died in 1978. She was employed in the nursing profession at Jersey Shore Hospital, Lock Haven Hospital and Dr. William Long’s office. She was a member of the Flemington United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School. She was an avid bowler. Born June 3, 1914, in Jersey Shore, she was a daughter of Merritt F. and Erma L. Bullock Taylor. Surviving are two brothers, George Taylor of Apopka, Fla. and Herbert Taylor of Mill Hall; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Helt Hanna Kline’s, 232 Hogan Boulevard, Mill Hall. Internment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Woolrich. The family will provide the flowers. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
 

Anna C. Stein
TAMAQUA — Anna C. Stein, 76, of Zehners Crossing, Tamaqua RR 3, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale. She was the wife of Harry Stein. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Born in Rush Township, Schuylkill County, she was a daughter of Rudolph and Helen Haldeman Rother. Surviving, besides her husband, are four sons, Robert F. Stein of Muncy Valley, George M. Stein of New Ringgold, David J. Stein of Tamaqua and Mark S. STein of Augusta, Ga.; a brother, Franklin Rother of Tamaqua; three sisters, Dorothy Epler, Pearl Davis and Betty Connely, all of Tamaqua; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Christopher H. Stein; a brother, Rudolph Rother; and a sister, Marie Epler. A Rite of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. today at Zizelmann’s, 500 E. Broad St., with the Rev. Fred Crawford officiating. Internment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
 

Roscoe Ritter Wilson
WELLSBORO — Roscoe Ritter Wilson, 95, of Wellsboro, formerly of Liberty and Dover, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, in the Williamsport Hospital. He was retired from the state highway department and had previously owned and operated a dairy farm in Liberty and later worked hauling milk for farmers in the Liberty and Morris areas. He was a member of the Wellsboro Loyal Order of the Moose and of the Lutheran faith. Born June 9, 1905, in Wellsville, N.Y., he was a son of the late Stewart and Margaret Ritter Wilson. Surviving are five daughters, Mary Lou Ramsey, Benson, A.Z.; Phyllis Crabbs, Dover, P.A.; Joan Weeks, Tucson, A.Z.; Donna Fish, Brocton, N.Y.; Sharon Herb, Liberty; a son, Ronald Wilson, Liberty; 26 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; several step great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Bohart, in 1992, and three brothers, Millard, Fordyce and Wayne. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Salem Lutheran Church, in Liberty Township, with the Rev. Daniel May officiating. Burial will be in Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty Township. Friends may call at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. Arrangements are being handled by Zwicharowski’s, 314 Granger St., Blossburg.
 

Gertrude Sarah Zarr
Gertrude Sarah Zarr, 80, of Texas, formerly of Muncy, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2000, at the Muncy Valley Hospital emergency room. Her husband, Wilbert D. “Bud” Zarr Jr. died in 1973. She was the owner of Zarr’s Beauty Supply, Muncy. She was retired from Lysock View, now Valley View Nursing Center. She collected antiques. Born March 20, 1920, in Clearfield, she was a daughter of William H. and Clara M. Crain Smith. Surviving are two daughters, Elsie M. Sweger of Lancaster and Sherry L. Ohnmeiss of Richmond, Texas.; four brothers, William H. Smith of Valley View Nursing Center, Paul Smith of Cogan Station and Francis and Tucker Smith, both of Muncy; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, Mearl and Clarence Smith; and a sister, Edna Lupold. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McCarty-Thomas’, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Dr. Donald Edwards, pastor of St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiating. Internment will be in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
 

FUNERALS

FENSTERMACHER — Ruth Anna Fenstermacher, Muncy RR 3, 11 a.m. today, McCarty-Thomas’, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. 

STEIN — Anna C. Stein, Tamaqua RR 3, 11 a.m. today, Zizelmann’s, 500 E. Broad St., Tamaqua.

STROUSE — Marion E. “Mim” Strouse, Jersey Shore RR 1, 11 a.m. today, Rearick-Carpenter’s, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. 

TERRY — Albert Eugene Terry, Monroeton RR 1, noon today, Morse and Kleese’s, 40 N. Center St., Canton. 

MEYERS — Hester Alice Myers, Lock Haven, 2 p.m. today at Waterville Cemetery, Waterville.

HAMM — Ernest V. Hamm, city, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Church of the Annunciation, West Fourth and Walnut Streets. Visitation 7 to 9 p.m. today, Crouse’s, 133 E. Third St., rosary at 8.

ZARR — Gertrude Sarah Zarr, formerly of Muncy, 2 p.m. Tuesday, McCarty-Thomas’, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

BERRY — William F. Berry Sr., Jersey Shore, 10 a.m. Wednesday, The Church of St. Luke, Jersey Shore. Visitation 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Welker’s, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore.

WILSON — Roscoe Ritter Wilson, Wellsboro, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Salem Lutheran Church, Liberty Township. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.


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