|George R. Alexander
The funeral will be Thursday for George R. Alexander, 44, of Liberty
RR 1, who died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at home. He was a truck driver for
Ward Manufacturing, Blossburg. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling.
Born Nov. 24, 1955, in Blossburg, he was a son of George H. and Barbara
Houghtling Alexander. Surviving are his mother of Wyalusing; his wife,
the former Susan Moretz of Liberty; two daughters, Jamie of Dover, Del.
and Bobbie of Liberty; three brothers, James of Monroeton, Gary of New
Albany and Ben of Wyalusing; a sister, Shirley Beach of Boynton, Beach,
Fla.; a stepsister, Judy Gastruck of this city; and a granddaughter, Renee
D. Constant. He was preceded in death by a brother, William, and a stepbrother,
David. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. at Zwicharowski’s, 314 Granger St.,
Blossburg, with the Rev. Daniel May, officiating. Burial will be in Ogdensburg
Cemetery, Ogdensburg. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9
Gladys Burgess, 92, formerly of Cemetery Street, died Saturday, Oct.
7, 2000, at Roseview Center. Her husband, Robert Everett Burgess, died
in 1976. She was a seamstress in New York City for 25 years and worked
at Gertz Department Store there. She was a graduate of Williamsport High
School. She attended Ebeneezer Baptist Church. Born June 9, 1908, in this
city, she was a daughter of Thomas J. and Lavina Allen Irvin. Surviving
are a sister, Esther Irvin of Washington, D.C.; five nieces, Lavina Moore,
Daphne Anderson,and Vivian Belle, all of this city, Lois Thompson of Morestown,
N.J. and Esther Smith of Norristown; and a nephew, Samuel Belle of this
city. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ezmond and Raymond Irvin,
and three sisters, Vivian Stills, Cordelia Harvey and Charlotte Belle.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Allen and Redmond’s, 331 Elmira
St., with Deacon Kenneth Myers, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood
Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m.
Robert James Bridgman
MANSFIELD —Robert James Bridgman, 68, of this borough died Friday,
Oct. 6, 2000, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He and his wife, Earlene
Bridgman, observed their 45th wedding anniversary Sept. 10. He was professor
of math at Mansfield University, retiring in 1992, and has since tutored
university students in math. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Western
Michigan College and his master’s from the University of Michigan. He served
on the boards of the food pantry, Mansfield, and Laurel Mountain Chapter
of Habitat for Humanity. He was an Army veteran of the Korea War. He was
a Mansfield University sports fan. A long distance runner, he competed
in races almost every weekend for the past 25 years. He was a member and
elder of First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield and formerly at United
Methodist Church. Born July 29, 1932, in Allegan, Mich., he was a son of
Row William and Eva Claire Bridgman. Surviving, besides his wife, are a
son, Jeff R. of Dillsburg. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday
in First United Methodist Church, corner of Wellsboro and Academy Streets,
with the Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Thomas officiating. Arrangements are being
handled by Scureman’s, 130 S. Main St.
Leaves 81 decedents
MUNCY — Genevieve E. Felix Fogelman, 84, of 46 Chestnut Street Extension
died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, in Muncy Valley Hospital. Her first husband,
Francis Felix, died Aug. 17, 1964 and her second husband, Paul E. Fogel,
died Aug. 9, 1994. She retired from the Muncy Valley Hospital skilled nursing
unit as a nurse’s aide, she had worked at the former Lysock View County
Nursing Home, now Valley View. She and her first husband owned and operated
restaurants in the Lewisburg, Milton and Mifflinburg areas and owned and
operated Dutch Inn Restaurant in Muncy from 1949 until 1962. She was a
member of Pleasant View Weslean Church, Muncy. She enjoyed yard sales,
cooking, baking and gardening. Born Sept. 13, 1916, in Rochester, N.Y.,
she was a daughter of Alex and Alice Creek Patt. Surviving are a son, John
L. Felix of Montgomery; a daughter, Jo Ann L. Balliet of Muncy; a stepson,
William J. Fogleman of Muncy; three stepdaughters, Patricia A. Fog of Muncy,
Mary Crawford of Montgomery and Gloria Faus in California; a brother, Edmond
Patt of Wellsboro; four sisters, Lottie Stevens of Tioga, Marion Ranck
of Millerton, Patty Duford of Rochester, N.Y. and Dorothy Green of Bedford;
46 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Francis E. Felix Jr.; two stepsons,
Robert Fogelman and Maurice Felix; and two sisters, Christina Stinehart
Loretta Cochran. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the church,
994 East Penn St., with the Rev. Ronald N. Sytsma, officiating. Burial
will be in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 1 to 2 p.m.
The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being handled by
Wallis-Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St.
Albert W. Miller Jr.
Albert W. Miller Jr., 69, of Main St., Blossburg, died Monday, Oct.
9, 2000, in Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. Arrangements are
being handled by Zwicharowski’s, 314 Granger St., Blossburg.
Alvin E. Miller
HUGHESVILLE — Alvin E. Miller, 89, formerly of Muncy Valley RR 1, died
Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, in the Muncy Valley Hospital skilled nursing unit.
He and his wife, the former Letha Phillips, were married for 72 years.
A laborer, he retired from Armstrong Sawmill, and worked in sawmills throughout
the area. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid outdoorsman. Born Nov. 26,
1910, in Pennsdale, he was a son of Russell and Elva Flick Miller. Surviving
are two sons, Dennis of Muncy Valley and Robert of Muncy; two daughters,
Marian Sanner of Hughesville and Carolyn Statts of Muncy Valley; 11 grandchildren;
four step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren;
three great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Warren and Walter Miller,
both of Ithaca, N.Y.; and two sisters, Sara Millheim of Hughesville and
Grace Phillips of Slidell, La. He was preceded in death by two grandsons,
Roger and Barry Sanner; and by six brothers and two sisters. The funeral
will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McCarty-Thomas’s, 557 E. Water St.,
with his son-in-law, Ronald S. Statts, officiating. Burial will be in Franklin
(Stoneheap) Cemetery, Unityville. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday
at the funeral home.
Jean Kathryn Moore
COGAN STATION — Jean Kathryn Moore, 72, of 220 Beach Drive, died Sunday,
Oct. 8, 2000, at home. Her husband, Wendle R. Moore, died Nov. 20 1997.
She was a retired registered nurse for Dr. Joseph English and was a homemaker.
She was a member of Hepburnville Baptist Church. She enjoyed bingo. Born
Feb. 5, 1928, in Hepburnville, she was a daughter of Harris M. and Frances
E. Hakes Ludwig. Surviving are her mother, Frances E. Fortner of this city;
two sons, Harry B. and Wendle R. II, both of Cogan Station; three daughters,
Karyl A. Otruba of Mansfield, Ruth E. Fink of Cogan Station and Kathryn
J. of South Williamsdport; four sisters, June M. Zimmerman of Cogan Station,
Mary Lee Hafer of Sayre, Dorothy L. Kiess of Balls Mills and Carol Ann
Taylor of McKees Rocks; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson. She
was preceded in death by a son, Mark Dana, and a brother, Donald E. Ludwig
during World War II. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Knight-Confer’s,
1914 Memorial Ave., with the Rev Mark Mahserjian-Smith, her pasttor, officiating.
Burial will be in Stotz Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 10
to 11 a.m. Thursday.
Steven L. Ransdorf
LOCK HAVEN – Steven L. Ransdorf, 45, of this city died Saturday, Oct.
7, 2000, in Lock Haven Hospital. He was employed as a track foreman for
the Norfolk Southern Railroad Railroad. He was a 1972 graduate of Renovo
High School. Born here Oct. 8, 1954, he was the son of Cyril and Anna J.
Andrews Ransdorf. Surviving, besides his mother, are a companion, Lisa
A. Newman; a son, John D. of Woolrich; two daughters, Mary K. Ransdorf
of Beech Creek and Susan M. Newman at home; two half-brothers, Joseph M.
Ransdorf of Las Vegas, Nev. and Jan V. Ransdorf of Montoursville; and two
grandchildren. He was predeceased by a half-sister, Carol J. Heller. The
funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Walker’s, 231 High St., Flemington,
with the Rev. Mark Riley officiating. Interment will be in Woolrich Cemetery.
Friends may call the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Eleanor M. Riggle
Eleanor M. Riggle, 75, formerly of 301 Church St., South Williamsport,
died Mon Oct. 9, 2000, in Kramm Nursing Home, Watsontown. She was employed
by Hope Enterprises for many years. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran
Church. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and bingo. Born July 13, 1925, in
this city, she was a daughter of Wilbur A. and Lydia Eva Williamson Riggle.
Surviving are two sisters, Shirley J. Ranck of Watsontown and Florence
M. Metzger of this city; five nieces; and two nephews. She was preceded
in death by two nephews. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Noll’s,
1 E. Central Ave, South Williamsport, with the Rev. Margaret M. McCarty,
White Deer Valley Baptist Church, Allentown officiating. Burial will be
in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 11
Clyde Richard Smith Sr.
JERSEY SHORE – Clyde Richard Smith Sr., 85, formerly of Lock Haven
RR 2, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000 at ManorCare. His wife, the former Evelyn
Long, died in 1998. He was employed as a test pilot and design engineer
with Piper Aircraft, Lock Haven. Following his retirement, he served as
an aircraft parts manufacturer representative. He was president of Lock
Haven Lions Club. He was a member of the Piper Aviation Museum Board. He
enjoyed flying. Born Dec. 21, 1914, in Clarks Summit, he was a son of Harry
H. and Lillilan Rosenkrans Smith. Surviving are three sons, Clyde R. “Skip”
Jr. of Lock Haven RR 2, Kurtes D. of McElhattan and Judson S. of Danville;
a daughter, E. Lenore Smith Phillips of Salona; six grandchildren; and
a great-granddaughter. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Yost-Gedon’s,
121 W. Main St., Lock Haven, with the Rev. John A. Snyder, of the Lord
Fellowship Church officiating. Interment will in Fairdale Cemetery, Fairdale.
Friends may call the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Linda M. Shuman
Linda M. Shuman, 58, of 997 Lycoming Mall Road, Pennsdale, died Sunday,
Oct. 8, 2000, at Manor Care Health Services, South. She was a former resident
of Lock Haven and Mill Hall. She was a member of Castanea Fire Co. Born
June 25, 1942, in Rochester, Minn., she was a daughter of Al Snyder and
Marian Burkuff. Surviving are her parents in Minnesota; four daughters,
Jodi L. Swank of Pennsdale, Kimberly S. Perreault of Virginia Beach, Va.,
Robyn L. Stonerock of McElhattan and Kristina N. James of Mackeyville;
four sons, Paul E. Williams of Mill Hall, Michael W. James of Cogan Station,
Timothy E. James of Lamar and Jeffrey A. James of Montoursville; two sisters,
Susan Day of Rochester, N.Y and Patti Peters in Iowa; 11 grandchildren;
and a great-granddaughter. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday
at Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St., with Sister Celine Smith, chaplain of
Manor Care Health Services, officiating. Burial will be private. Friends
may call at the funeral home from 2 to 3 p.m.
Stanley R. Stebbins
Stanley Ray Stebbins, 64, of 3274 Lycoming Creek Road died Sunday,
Oct. 8, 2000, at home. He and his wife, the former Norma Jean Kirk, would
have observed their 20th wedding anniversary Nov. 8. He enjoyed woodworking
and reading books. Born Jan. 5, 1936 in Allegheny County, he was a son
of Earl and Esther Kushlok Stebbins. Surviving are two sons, David and
Ray Stebbins, both of Pittsburgh; a stepson, David Lang; two stepdaughters,
Alix Lang and Mari An Rolewicz; a brother, Richard Stebbins of San Antonio;
a sister, Karen Perry, of New Hampshire; and two grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by a brother, Robert. A memorial service will be at 10:30
a.m. Wednesday in Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church, 656 W. Creek Road,
Cogan Station, with the Rev. William J. Younger, church pastor, officiating.
William S. Twist
MILTON — William S. Twist, 78, of 24 Park Lan, died Sunday, Oct. 8,
2000, in Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. He was the father of
a local man. He and his wife, the former Corrine N. Noll, were married
for 54 years. He was a machinist at AC&F Industries, in this borough,
retiring in 1980. He had graduated from Milton High School in 1941. Twist
was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy in both the Atlantic
and Pacific campaigns. He was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, Masonic
Lodge 256, the Royal Arch Chapter 298 and was a life member of the Shimer
Hose Co., all of Milton. Born here April 29, 1922, he was a son of Thomas
E. and Ethel E. Cithburt Twist. Surviving, besides his wife, are a daughter,
Sandra L. Shreck of Williamsport; two sons, Richard W. of Cumberland, Md.
and Todd L. of Loyalsock Township; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Phyllis J. Hacker of Hamburg, N.Y. A memorial service will
be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the church, Mahoning Manor. Officiating will
be Rev. MarthaSue D. Moll. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. in the church.
Arrangements are being handled by Shaw’s, 400 N. Front St.
LOCK HAVEN — Merril “Noah” Wert, 87, of 140 N. Highland St. died Sunday,
Oct. 8, 2000, at home. He and his wife, the former Mary Bauman, observed
their 62nd wedding anniversary Oct. 8. He most recently worked in the equipment
room at Keystone Central School District, retiring in 1998. He retired
in 1978 from L. H. Laundry. A Navy veteran of World War II, he served aboard
the U.S.S. Edward D.D. 619 and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars and the U.S.S. Edwards D.D. 619 reunion club. He was a member of the
Lock Haven/Mill Hall Gold K Kiwanis and White Birch Hunting Camp. He was
a Lock Haven football fan. He was a member of First Church of Christ. Born
May 3, 1913, in Gregg Township, Centre County, he was a son of Rubin and
Leah Rieter Wert. Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, John E. of Lock
Haven; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clarence “Rookie”, Albert and
infant, Paul and two sisters, Sarah Wert Dietz and Mary Wert Leck. The
funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the church, Vesper and Water Streets,
with the Rev. Michael Abernathy, officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven
Memorial Park. Friends may call at Walker’s, 231 High St., Flemington,
from 7 to 9 tonight.
Carmen P. VanTuyl
A memorial service will be Monday for Carmen P. VanTuyl, a former city
resident, who died Sunday, July 9, 2000. The service will be at 1 p.m.
in Church of the Savior, Memorial Avenue and Grier Streets.
BICKEL — Geneva Palmer Rich Bickel, Jersey Shore, graveside, 11 a.m.,
today, Woolrich United Methodist Cemetery.
WALTERS — Linda H. Walters, Tioga, 1 p.m. today, St. Andrew’s Episcopal
SNYDER — Hazel K. Snyder, Montgomery RR 1, at 1 p.m. today, Brooks’,
207 Broadway St., Turbotville.
WILBER — Douglas L. Wilber Sr., Canton RR 3, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Pepper’s,
Springbrook Drive, Canton. Visitation 6 to 9 tonight.
SMITH — Donald X. “Duckey” Smith Jr., Linden, noon Wednesday, First
United Methodist Church, 41 W. Houston Ave., Montgomery. Visitation 11
a.m. to noon.
BOYLES — Linda Ann Boyles, Forksville RR 1, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Hillsgrove
United Methodist Church.
COPESTICK — Charles T. Copestick, Wellsboro RR 2, at 11 a.m. Saturday,
Tussey-Mosher’s, 139 Main St., Wellsboro.
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