|Russell Robert Bliss
TIOGA — Russell Robert “Luke” Bliss, 66 of this community died Saturday,
Sept. 16, 2000 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He
and his wife, the former Leona J. Shutter, observed their 38th wedding
anniversary in March. He retired in 1988 after 35 years as a glass blower
in the lamp department at the Big Flats Plant of Corning Glass. He was
an active member of American Legion Post 235, Tioga. He was a life member
of the American Flint Glass Workers Union, AFL-CIO, and of the National
Rifle Association. Born Sept. 26, 1933, in Troupsburg, N.Y., he was a son
of Glenn Bliss and Edith Cady Miles. Surviving, besides his wife, are four
sons, Randy of Houston, Tex., Greg and Gene, both of Tioga, and Doug of
Utah; four daughters, Anita Butler of Lawrenceville, Russanne Naven of
Ontario, Canada, Pat Simcoe of Lindley, NY., and Sue Thompson of Osceola;
one brother, Lee of Millsboro, Delaware; 15 grandchildren; and four great
grandchildren. He is preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements
are being handled by Scureman’s, 130 South Main St., Mansfield.
Sara Ann Burd
LEWISBURG – Sara Ann Burd, 58, of this borough, sister of Shirley E.
Huff of Lock Haven, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 at home. She was employed
by the Mifflinburg Area School District as a custodian. She attended Lehigh
County schools. Born May 2, 1942, in Breingsville, Lehigh County, she was
a daughter of Milton and Mildred Brenner Geist. Surviving, besides her
sister, are three other sisters, Eva J. Odor and Anna M. Stein, both of
Allentown, and Bertha Geist of West Chester; and a brother, John M. Geist
of Allentown. The funeral will be at the convenience of the family. Interment
will be in Centre County. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Swartz’s,
247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.
Warren E. Cole
Warren E. Cole, 84, of Montoursville died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, in
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Arrangements are being handled by Spitler’s,
733 Broad St., Montoursville.
Ralph M. Ford
WATSONTOWN – Ralph M. Ford, 88, of Turbot Avenue died Friday, Sept.
15, 2000 in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Funeral arrangements are
being handled by Cronrath’s, 308 Main St., Watsontown.
Sherry A. Good
Sherry A. Good, 52 of 424 Clayton Avenue, Loyalsock Township, died
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000 at her parents’ home in this city. She worked
for Susquehanna Health System in Medical Records as a transcriptionist.
She was a 1966 graduate of Loyalsock High School, attended the Harrisburg
Polyclinic School of Nursing and the Williamsport School of Commerce. She
was a member of St. James Lutheran Church and helped organize the S.O.S.
singles club in South Williamsport. Born April 7, 1948, she was a daughter
of Carl and Gladys Harer McDanial. Surviving, besides her parents, are
two sons, Anthony of Lehighton and Kevin of Jim Thorpe; and a granddaughter.
A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family,
with the Rev. Roy D. Meyer officiating. Arrangements are being handled
by Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.
Rupert G. Haley
Rupert G. Haley, 87, formerly of California, died Wednesday, Sept.
13, 2000 in Sycamor Manor, where he lived for two years. His wife, the
former Jean Ingraham, died Feb. 14, 1997. He was a partner of Haley Brothers,
Santa Monica, Calif., for 14 years. He was a senior executive for L.E.
Shaw, LTD in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Haley was a professor of business for
20 years at Santa Barbara City College and Brooks Institute. Haley served
in the Army in World War II. He was active in Kiwanis and the Young Men’s
Christian Association. He was an avid lawn bowler and won the United States
Open Lawn Bowling Championship in 1972. Born Feb. 13, 1913, in St. John,
New Brunswick, Canada, he was a son of William K. and Susan L. Jones Haley.
Haley graduated from Acadia University in Nova Scotia and did graduate
work at the London School of Economics. Surviving are three sons, Peter
of Glendale, Calif., David K. of this city and Timothy I. of Courtenay,
British Columbia; seven grandchildren; and one great grandchild. He is
preceded in death by three brothers, Francis E., Edgar R. and K. David
C. Internment will be in California at the convenience of the family. Arrangements
are being handled by Sanders', 821 Diamond Street.
Robert C. Moore
WATSONTOWN – Robert C. Moore, 80, of 104 Maple Lane died Friday, Sept.
15, 2000 at home. His wife Mildred J. “Pat” Ranck died in 1997. He was
employed by Philco Ford/Zenith Corp. as a furniture repairman. He was later
employed by Bro-Dart, Williamsport. He was an Army veteran of World War
II, serving in Normandy, Northern France and Central Europe. He received
the Purple Heart. He was a 1940 graduate of Millville High School. He was
a member of Wallace W. Fetzer American Legion Post 71 and Eagles Lodge
1208, both of Milton. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and collecting
Indian arrowheads. Surviving are a daughter, Diane M. Rogers of Selinsgrove
RR 2; a son, James R. of Montandon; three brothers, Claude J. and Donald
R., both of Milton, and Doyle E. of Milton RR 3; one sister, Jessie M.
Rovenolt of Milton RR 2; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a brother, Ivan G. The funeral will be at 1 p.m.
Tuesday at Cronrath’s, 308 Main St., Watsontown, with the Rev. Jerry L.
Caswell, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, Watsontown RR 2, officiating.
Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, with full graveside
military rites by the Milton Area Veteran Association. Friends may call
the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Pauline D. Phillips
PICTURE ROCKS – Pauline D. Phillips, 87, of 277 S. Main St. died Saturday,
Sept. 16, 2000 in Muncy Valley Hospital. She and her husband, William A.
Phillips observed their 68th wedding anniversary March 5. She was employed
by J.K. Rishel Furniture Manufacturing at its Hughesville and Williamsport
facilities. She was a member of Picture Rocks United Methodist Church.
She was a member of Picture Rocks Senior Citizens and Women of the Moose,
Williamsport Chapter 384. She enjoyed camping, travel and puzzle books.
Born Dec. 15, 1912, in Penn Township, she was a daughter of Frank S. and
Anna P. Cox Foust. Surviving, besides her husband, are a sister, Alberta
Fry of Picture Rocks. She was predeceased by a daughter, Rose Marie Phillips,
and two sisters, Catherine Laurenson and Beatrice Hunter. Graveside services
will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Picture Rocks Cemetery, with the Rev. Barbara
Kaetzel-Row, her pastor, officiating. Friends may call McCarty-Thomas’,
557 E. Water St., Hughesville, from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Josephine Flavio Wagner
LEWISBURG – Josephine “Josie” Flavio Wagner, 86, of South Second Street
died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000 in Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.
She was the widow of H. Carl “Huck” Wagner. She was manager of the Lewisburg
Card Shop from 1969 to 1979. Prior to that, she and her husband owned and
operated the Lawrence Motel, and the Snack Shop, both in this borough.
She served as secretary and trustee of the International Garment Union.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A 1931 graduate of Lewisburg
High School, she attended the University of California at Berkeley. Born
Oct. 20, 1913, n Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of Michael and Marie Balestrieri
Flavio. She is survived by several nieces, great-nieces, a great-nephew,
and several great-great-nieces. She was predeceased by a brother, Anthony
Flavio, and a sister, Rose Flavio Burrell. A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday in the church, South Eighth Street, with
the Rev. William J. Nessel officiating. Interment will be in Lewisburg
Cemetery. Friends may call Cronrath’s, South Second and St. Louis streets,
where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
Nora A. Withers
Nora A. Withers, 81, of 85 Wither Hollow Lane died Friday, Sept. 15,
2000 in Muncy Valley Hospital. Her husband, Elden “Al” Withers, died August
16, 1982. A homemaker, she was a member of Linden Presbyterian Church.
Born March 15, 1919, in Canton, she was a daughter of William Henry Harrison
and Corrie Braster McKinney. Surviving are three sons, James R., with whom
she lived, Ray W. of Paxinas and Thomas M. of Montoursville; two daughters,
Carol A. Karschner of Muncy and Eldonna P. Fetterhoff of Barbours; nine
grandchildren; four step-children; and seven step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Elden Paul, Jr. and five sisters. The
funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Eddie C. Hicks, pastor
of Garden View Church of Christ, officiating. Arrangements are being handled
by Sanders’, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.
FRYER — Kathryn S. Fryer, Wellsboro, 2:30 p.m. today, Sayre Christian
Church, Keystone Avenue and Lincoln Street, Sayre.
SABELLICO — Marilyn J. Sabellico, South Williamsport, 10 a.m. Monday,
Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, 635 Hepburn St. Visitation 7 to 9 tonight,
Allen and Redmond’s, 331 Elmira St., recitation of the rosary, 7:30.
HESSERT — Donald E. Hessert Sr., 11 a.m. Monday, Messiah Lutheran Church,
Howard and West Southern Avenue, South Williamsport. Visitation 7 to 9
ULRICH — Bowman “Bony” J. Ulrich Jr., Watsontown, 1 p.m. Monday, Cronrath’s,
308 Main St., Watsontown. Visitation 6 to 8 tonight.
LONGNECKER — John P. Longnecker, Turbotville, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Friendship
Baptist Church, Watsontown RR 2. Visitation 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.
DAUGHERTY — Marian E. Daugherty, formerly Wellsboro, 11 a.m. Sept. 23,
First Baptist Church, Wellsboro. Visitation 10:15 a.m.
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