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Charles W. Breon Sr.
JERSEY SHORE — Charles W. Breon Sr., 83, of 221 Ramsey Drive died there Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000. He and his wife, the former Bertha Mae Fye, would have observed their 53rd wedding anniversary Sept. 2. They retired as owners of Petticoat Junction Camping Park. He also was employed by Weis Markets for 17 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 29th Infantry Division. He graduated from Lock Haven High School. Born July 18, 1917, in Centre Hall, he was a son of Clayburn and Laura Mitterling Breon. Surviving, besides his wife, are two sons, Donald W. Sr. and Charles W. Jr., both of Jersey Shore; a brother, Harold C. of Lock Haven; two sisters, Ethel Schall of Jersey Shore and Evelyn Herr of Avis; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Welker’s, 125 N. Main St., with the Rev. Tamara Smith officiating. Internment will be in Tombs Run Cemetery. There will be no public visitation.

Patricia Seeley Crandell
CANTON — Patricia Seeley Crandell, 63, of Canton died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Her husband of 43 years, James “Smokey” Crandell, died Aug. 6, 1999. She was employed by the telephone company here, American Silk & Label in Troy and most recently as a check-out clerk for the Troy Super Duper. Born Nov. 11, 1936, in Leroy Township, she was a daughter of Dean Seeley and the former Alma Stone. Surviving, besides her parents, are a daughter, Brenda J. Johnson of Towanda; two sons, Robert of Canton and Scott if Mifflinburg; six grandchildren, Kalee and Brodie James Johnson, Bo Tyler and Georgie, Amy, and Emily Crandell. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Keith Seeley. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pepper’s, Spring Brook Drive, with the Rev. Tom Blackall officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday.

Zackary Ryan Derr
Drowning Victim
Zackary Ryan Derr, 16-months of 109 Pleasant Valley Road, Cogan Station, was pronounced dead Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, in the Williamsport Hospital emergency room. Born March 13, 1999, in this city, he was a son of William Barnes Jr. and Jacqueline Brungard. Surviving, besides his father of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and his mother, with whom he lived, are a brother, Eric Derr, at home; a sister, Kali Barnes of Jersey Shore; a stepfather, R. Scott Derr of 2018 Lincoln St.; maternal grandparents, Elaine and John Felix of this city and John and Dorcas Ohnmeiss of Harrisburg; paternal grandparents, Joyce and Victor Derr of this city, Sharon Barnes of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and William Barnes Sr. of Avis; great-grandmothers Elsie M. Fink of Cogan Station and Annetta Paulhamus and Louise Moday, both of this city. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Stoltz Cemetery, Hepburn Township, with the Msgr. Stephen D. McGough, pastor of St. Boniface Catholic Church, officiating. Friends may call at Sanders’, 821 Diamond St., from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Anna Jean Parks
Anna Jean Parks, 76, of 2921 Robbins Road, Montoursville, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at the Williamsport Hospital. Her husband, Herbert W. Parks, died in 1982. She was a homemaker. She attended Williamsport schools. Born April 28, 1924, in this city, she was a daughter of Oris and Julia Feeney McCloskey. Surviving are two sons, Herbert Parks Jr. of Muncy and John Parks II of Montoursville; three daughters, Margaret J. Stepp of Williamsport, Judy Powers of Montgomery and Jean Parke of Montoursville; two brothers, Karl McCloskey of Muncy and Paul McCloskey in Texas; three sisters, Kathryn Harer of Montoursville, Eleanor Waldman of this city and June Morehart in Texas. She was predeceased by two brothers, Oris and Joe McCloskey. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 380 E. Fourth St., with the Rev. Allen H. Goss officiating. Internment will be in Montoursville Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being handled by Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St.

Cleo S. Pepperman
Cleo S. Pepperman, 90, formerly of 1574 Northway Road, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Valley View Nursing Center. Her husband, Carl W. Pepperman, died in 1950. She retired in 1972 as a secretary from the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. She was a 1927 graduate of Williamsport Area High School. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Order of Eastern Star Chapter 66, Silver Spring, Md., Lycoming County Historical Society, Williamsport Hospital Auxilliary, YWCA, South Williamsport Senior Citizens, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Born Feb. 6, 1910, in this city, she was a daughter of W. Clyde and Eva L. Huffman Strayer. Surviving are several cousins. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St., with her pastor, the Rev. Kenneth R. Elkin, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 2:30 p.m. The family will provide the flowers.

Marlin G. Ranck
TURBOTVILLE — Marlin G. Ranck, 78, of 4 E. Crestwood Drive, Danville, an area farmer of seven years, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000. He and his wife, the former Angelina M. Armstrong, observed their 57th wedding anniversary Sept. 13. He retired in 1979 from TRW, Danville, had been employed at AC&F in Milton and had farmed in rural Turbotville. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific. He was a member of the American Legion Post 40 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 298, Danville. He was a member of the California Grange 941, Limestone Township, the National Grange and the Danville Elks. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Turbotville. Born Feb. 15, 1922, in Kelly Township, Union County, he was a son of Ray Russell and Helen Mae Baylor Ranck. Surviving, besides his wife, are two sons, David R. of Harrisburg and Christopher M. of Danville; a daughter, Janet M. Musser of Maryin, Ohio; a brother, Paul R. of Lewisburg; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Brothers Eugene F. died in 1996 and Clement died in 1992. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Lutheran Church with the Rev. Charla M. Grieves, his pastor, officiating. Internment will be in Highland Cemetery, New Columbia RR 1, where full military honors will be accorded by combined area veteran’s organizations. Friends may call at Brooks’, 207 Broadway St., from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. California Grange 941 will conduct a memorial service.

Harris Shaffer
Harris “Max” Shaffer, 89, of 1853 Beverly Ave. died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Williamsport Hospital, following a lengthy illness. He and his wife, the former Rosanna G. Sweet, observed their 65th wedding anniversary June 26. He retired from the former Avco, now Textron-Lycoming, after 42 years and was an independent building contractor. He was a member of Local 787 United Auto Workers. Born April 13, 1911, in Grampian, he was a son of Harry S. and Margaret Zeigler Shaffer. Surviving, besides his wife, are three sons, Charles R. and Donald K., both of this city, and George H. of Sesser, Ill.; two daughters, Faye M. Carlisle of Cogan Station and Katherine J. White of this city; one brother, Jonathan H. of this city; four sisters, Ora Reed, Mary Bordy, Phena M. McQuillen and Zanella L. Hefner, all of this city; 21 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by three brothers, Charles W., Gorman S. and Harry C.; and two sisters, Altress A. Haley and Meredith M. Spillane. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave. Internment will be in Beech Valley Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Vera A. Buck
Vera A. Buck, 86, of Manor Care Health Services died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000. Arrangements are being handled by Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St.
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FUNERALS

MOLTZ — Edward R. Moltz, Lock Haven, 10 a.m. today, St. Agnes Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven.

TELEP — George P. Telep, Mansfield RR 2, 10 a.m. today, Scureman’s, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield.

YOUNG — William “Skip” Young, formerly of South Williamsport, 11 a.m. today, Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church, 635 Hepburn St.

BRYSON — William B. Bryson Sr., Montgomery RR 2, 11 a.m. today, Brooks’, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville. 

YOUMANS — Luann Youmans, Blossburg, noon today, Zwicharowski’s, 314 Granger St., Blossburg. Visitation 9 a.m. to noon.

SHIRES — Frances F. Shires, city, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m.

MILLER — Robert D. Miller, Jersey Shore, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Walnut Street Baptist Church, Jersey Shore. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.

HINDERLITER — Evelyn E. Hinderliter, formerly of Canton, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Beech Flats Cemetery. Visitation 7 to 9 tonight, Pepper’s, Springbrook Drive, Canton.

KRINER — James A. Kriner, Wellsboro RR 7, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Tussey-Mosher’s, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Visitation 7 to 9 tonight.

SMITH — James R. Smith Jr., Cogan Station, memorial service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St.

ULRICH — Marlin E. Ulrich, Millmont, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kratzerville. Visitation p.m. Tuesday, Schwartz’s, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg. 


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