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Irene Berry Barnard
Irene Berry Barnard, 98, formerly of Avis, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at Manor Care Services North, where she had lived since September. Her husband, William H. Barnard, died May 27, 1993. She worked at Piper Aircraft as a draftsman during the war, had a pilot’s license and had flown in the area. She was a graduate of the former Loganton High School and Lock Haven Normal School, now Lock Haven University. She was a member of Avis United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Roy W. of Salona; a daughter Florence Mae Lister of Avis; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Yost-Gedon’s, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven, with the Rev. Keith Rockwell, of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Dunstown Cemetery, Woodward Township, Clinton County. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday.

Thomasine M. Barzona
LOCK HAVEN — Thomasine M. “Tommy” Barzona, 74, of One Cosmos Lane, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at home. She and her husband, Nicholas C. Barzona, observed their 51st wedding anniversary Nov. 25. She was in partnership with Rell Real Estate and previously worked as a federal grants officer in the fiscal affairs office at Lock Haven University, as payroll clerk for Bobby Brooks Co., in the service department of the former Montgomery Ward store and did office work at the former Piper Aircraft. She was a member of Alpine Star Lodge 1827, Order of Sons of Italy in America. She was involved with Milbrook Playhouse, the Heisey Museum, Meals-on-Wheels, and acted as hostess for Susquehanna Trailways. She was an avid sports fan and acted as catcher for the women’s fast softball team in 1945, which participated in the state finals that year. She was a 1943 graduate of Lock haven High School. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and its altar and rosary societies. Born here May 7, 1926, she was a daughter of Dominic and Mary Colaccino Michele. Surviving, besides her husband, are two daughters, Stephanie Ann Hills of Schellsburg and Roxanne Person of State College; two sons, Nicholas Jr. and Michael A., both of Lock Haven; two sisters, Ann Michele of Albuquerque, N.M. and Mary Louise Graziano of Lock Haven; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Angelo D. Michele. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the church, 3 E. Walnut St., with the Rev. Neil R. Dadey as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call at Moriarty-Dutcavich’s, 112 E. Church St. from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday with a lodge service at 7:30 and recitation of the rosary at 8.

Gary Bradley Bastian
Gary Bradley Bastian, 56, of San Diego, Calif., nephew of a city man, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000 in University of California, San Diego, Medical Center after a long illness. He was a 1961 graduate of Abington High School, studied mechanical engineering at Duke University on an NROTC scholarship, and was appointed to the U. S. Naval Academy in 1963, graduating in 1967. He was a Vietnam veteran. He received awards and citations including the Air Medal, Air Medal with Bronze Star, Air Medal with Silver Star. Born April 2, 1944, in Washington, D. C., he was a son of Leonard and Vinita Bradley Bastian. Surviving are his parents of Connersville, Ind.; a brother, Kevin of Eureks, Calif.; an uncle; and several cousins in the area. A memorial service was held Friday in the Chapel of the Veterans Memorial Center & Museum of San Diego. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery, Connersville, Ind. 

Martha I. Campana
Martha I. Campana, 86, of 1430 Grampian Blvd. died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, in Williamsport Hospital. She and her husband, John P. Campana, observed their 47th wedding anniversary Nov. 22. She retired in 1978 after 17 years as proprietor of the former Town Tavern. She was a life member of the Women’s Democratic Club and a Democratic committee woman in this city and Loyalsock Township. She was a volunteer at Divine Providence Hospital and a former member of its auxiliary. She was a member of Ladies of the Moose Lodge 145. Born Aug. 29, 1913, in White Deer Township, she was a daughter of John and Elizabeth Fike Farley. Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons, Robert A. Young of Mechanicsburg and Roland E. Young of this city; three daughters, Ruth S. Groulx, Roberta A. Leta and Gina M., all of this city; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Crouse’s, 133 E. Third St., with Msgr. Francis J. Castellano of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church officiating. Interment will be in Wildwood Mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Howard A. Crouse
The funeral was Wednesday in Florida, for Howard A. Crouse, 60, a city native, who died Sunday, July 30, 2000, in Tampa, Fla., where he lived for 10 years. Surviving are a brother, Harry, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Eleamor Clark Crouse, in 1998.

Kathryn E. Goss
Kathryn E. Goss, 82, formerly of Broad Street, Montoursville, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, in Sycamore Manor, where she had lived for almost a year. Her husband, Elwood L. Goss, died Jan. 17, 1986. She was a member and past president of Montoursville Garden Club and Montoursville Senior Citizens. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church its altar and rosary societies. Born Jan. 28, 1918, she was a daughter of James and Ella Hickey Conway. Surviving are two sons, Richard L. of York and John A. of Ralston, Neb.; a daughter, Carolee Barnes of this city; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.

Eleanor B. Lagerman
Eleanor B. Lagerman, 83, of 1051 W. Market St., Treverton, mother of a city woman, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at home. Her husband, Clement A. Lagerman, died Feb. 19, 1990. She attended Shamokin schools. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Treverton. Born Dec. 11, 1916, in Gowen City, she was a daughter of Harvey and Helen Kerstetter Rebuck. Surviving are six sons, Clement J. of Somerville, N.J., Daniel of Selinsgrove, David of Long Inland, N.Y., Michael of Sunbury, Paul of Treverton and Timothy of Paxinos RR 1; six daughters, Claire Orthodox of Orlando, Fla., Rita Catapano of Yonkers, N.Y., Mary Hart of Dornsife, Elizabeth Lazzarevich and Beatrice, both of Treverton and Monica Konyar of this city; 25 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Russell; three brothers; and three sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the church, 331 W. Shamokin St., Treverton, with her pastor, the Rev. Philip G. Berger, officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick Parish Cemetery. Friends may call at Foust’s, 841 W. Shamokin St., Treverton, from 7 to 9 tonight.

Dorothy Maxine Probst
LOCK HAVEN — Dorothy Maxine Probst, 70, of Ciderpress Road died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, in the Lock Haven Hospital emergency room after being stricken at Swissdale United Methodist Church Hall. She and her husband, Hayes C. Probst, observed their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 5. She had worked at the former Bobbi Brooks, Woolrich Woolen Mills and the former Piper Aircraft. She was an active member of the church, having served as treasurer of the Sunday school class and serving meals at the church. Born here April 11, 1930, she was a daughter of Bruce A. and Anna Clymer Munro. Surviving, besides her husband, are her stepmother, Leona Munro of Lock Haven; a daughter, Maureen Hughes of Montgomery Center, Vt.; a brother, Arthur E. Munro of Swissdale; four sisters, Eleanor Reese of Lock Haven, Catherine Taylor and Ilene Fiedler, both of Swissdale and Phyllis McDonough of Jersey Shore; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Yost-Gedon’s, 121 W. Main St., with the Rev. Marie Lewis, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Swissdale Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Pearl V. Rader
Pearl V. Rader, 83, of 1044 W. Fourth St., died Monday, July 31, 2000. Her husband, William Rader, died in 1948. She was a housewife. She was a 1936 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was a member of Covenant Central Presbyterian Church. Born Feb. 21, 1918, in Hillsgrove, she was a daughter of William and Blanche Dunlap Yaw. Surviving is a daughter, Judy A. of Wilmington, Del. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. today at Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St., with the Rev. James Leuenberger, officiating. Burial will be in Hillsgrove Cemetery at a later date. There will be no visitation.

Dennis R. Swigart
Dennis R. Swigart, 45, of 1750 Fredna Ave. died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, in Hershey Medical Center after an extended illness. He and his wife, the former Kathleen Ann Johnston, observed 18th wedding anniversary June 5. Born March 15, 1955, in this city, he was a son of Ray G. and Myrtle I. McClintock Swigart. He was a driver for UPS for 20 years. He was a member of Garden View Baptist Church. He was a 1973 graduate of South Williamsport High School and the former Williamsport Area Community College. Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, Alan R. and a daughter, Ashley L., both at home; two sisters, Linda Swigart Campbell of Wilmington, N.C. and Deborah A. Shank of Montgomery. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the church, 1600 Doris Ave. with the Rev. Russell D. Small his pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Matthew J. Darrin, his nephew. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave., from 7 to 9 tonight. The family will provide the flowers.

Rhelda M. Umpstead
Rhelda M. Umpstead, 85, of 1201 Rural Ave. died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at Roseview Center. She was associated for 38 years with agencies of American Baptist Churches; American Baptist Home Mission Society, now National Ministries; Ministers Council; The Minister’s and Missionaries Benefit Board, New York City;, The American Baptist Conference Center, Green Lake, Wis., and The Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, N.Y. She was a 1934 graduate of Montgomery Clinton High School, Montgomery, and studied advertising, promotions and public relations at New York University, New York City. She graduated from the New York School of Interior Design, New York City. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Williamsport. Born June 10, 1915, in Montgomery, she was a daughter of Torrence and Elizabeth Manley Umpstead. Surviving are a sister, Anne E. Campbell of this city; five nieces, and four nephews. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St., with the Rev. Dr. George A. Cosper and Gwen N. Bernstine, officiating. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church cemetery, Montgomery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The family will provide the flowers.

Janet K. Whitmyer
Janet K. Whitmyer, 78, of 342 Susquehanna Ave., South Renovo, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, in the Valley View Nursing Center. She and her husband, William T. Whitmyer, would have observed their 56th wedding anniversary Sept. 29. Mrs. Whitmyer was a registered nurse and retired Feb. 15, 1975 from Clinton County Community Nursing. She had been employed by the former Renovo Hospital and the Lock Haven Hospital. She was a 1939 graduate of Renovo High School and a 1943 graduate of Northeastern Hospital of Philadelphia School of Nursing, where she was class valedictorian. She was a member of Zions Evangelical Lutheran Church, Renovo. She was a former member of the Eastern Star, Renovo. Born Nov. 8, 1921 in Renovo, she was a daughter of Jerome and Alice Pierson Dale. Surviving, besides her husband, are two daughters, Claire Anne Maurer of Montoursville and Linda C. Hurley of Webster, N.Y.; a brother, Jan Dale of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a sister, Alice Pagana of Cogan Station, and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jerome “Bud” Dale, on Feb. 20, 1991. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Maxwell’s, 205 Fifth St., Renovo, with Rev. Steven Brauner officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday.

FUNERALS

BLAKER — Alfred B. Blaker Sr., formerly South Williamsport, private family services, 10:30 a.m. today, Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.

ROUSE — John Francis Rouse, Albany Township, 11 a.m. today, St. Basil’s Catholic Church, Dushore. 

SIGNORE — Peter A. Signore, Elkland Township, Sullivan County, 2 p.m. today, St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Hugo’s Corners, near Estella. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m.

MUFFLY — Richard E. “Dick” Muffly, Milton, 2:30 p.m. today, Trinity Lutheran Church, 100 Mahoning St., Milton. Visitation 2 to 2:30 p.m. today, church. 

MERRILL — Jerry Lee Merrill, McElhattan, 7:30 tonight, McElhattan United Methodist Church, McElhattan Drive, McElhattan. Visitation 7 to 7:30 tonight.

SAYRE — Paul J. Sayre, Wellsboro, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Pearl Street, Wellsboro.

DAWSON — Danny L. Dawson, formerly Montoursville, 12:30 p.m. Friday, Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

BAIR — Frank A. Bair, formerly city, 2:30 p.m. Friday, Manevals, 500 W. Fourth St. Visitation 2 to 2:30 p.m.

LEWIS — Lillian Marie Lewis, city, 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Mark Lutheran Church, 142 Market St. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

SZYMANSKI — Joseph R. Szymanski, Dushore, Saturday, Forest Hills Cemetery, Philadelphia. Visitation 7 to 9 tonight, Homer’s, 206 Water St., Dushore.

STARKWEATHER — Kathryn I. Starkweather, Wellsboro RR 5, 1 p.m. Saturday, Morris United Methodist Church, Morris.

JONES — Gordon Albert Jones, formerly Wellsboro, 2 p.m. Saturday at Tussey-Mosher’s, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday.


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