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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. 
 

FUNERALS

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 tonight.

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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