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Marjie Mae Jamison
Marjie Mae Jamison, 70, a resident of DeFuniak Springs, FL, formerly of Allenwood, PA, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2000 in the North Okaloosa Medical Center at Crestview, FL. Mrs. Jamison had fought a long courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born August 17, 1929 at Picture Rocks, Lycoming Co., PA a daughter of Arthur and Florence Wertz Witmer. She and her husband, Mark C. Jamison, celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on July 3, 2000. She had been in administration with the former Montgomery Mills and had also been a certified nursing assistant. She and her husband had resided in the northwest Florida area since 1989. Marjie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She had a great love for and enjoyed traveling. In addition to her husband, also of DeFuniak Springs, FL, she is survived by her mother Florence Witmer of Muncy, PA; a daughter, Pam Hetrick and friend, Roy Murphy of DeFuniak Springs, FL; 4 brothers, and sisters-in-law, Eugene and Nanc Witmer of Watsontown, PA, Arthur and Jeannie Witmer of Allenwood, PA, Robert and Norma Witmer of Westfield, NY and Larry and Linda Witmer of Watsontown, PA; 2 grandchildren, Ronda Schooley wife of James Moses and Bryan Hetrick and by 1 great-granddaughter, Erica Thomas and 1 step-great grandson, Alphonso Moses. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 12, 2000 at 1:00 P.M. from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy, PA. Interment will be in the Uniontown Cemetery at Allenwood. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation in Mrs. Jamison’s memory.

Bernard Baily
BLOSSBURG — Bernard Baily of Blossburg died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Arrangements are being handled by Freeberg’s, North Williamson Road.

Wendy L. Womer Blakley
The funeral will be Friday for Wendy L. Womer Blakley, 29, of 1254 Harvest Drive, Denver, a city native, who died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Thornton Hospital, San Diego, Calif. She and her husband, Herman J. Blakley, observed their fifth wedding anniversary May 20. She was a first-grade teacher in Eastern Lancaster County School District. In 1994, she was named Teacher of the Year by Lancaster County Intermediate Unit 13. She was a member of Pennsylvania State Teachers Association. She was a 1988 graduate of Loyalsock Township High School. She was a 1992 graduate of Millersville University. She was a member of the 1987-88 Women’s World Champion Softball team. She was a member of Dove Christian Fellowship, Ephrata. Born Aug. 23, 1970, she was a daughter of Lynn and Kathleen Hackney Womer. Surviving, besides her husband, are her mother and father, both of Loyalsock Township; a daughter Ryleigh L. at home; maternal grandmother, Kathryn Hackney of Secretary, Md.; three brothers, Brian Womer of this city, Scott Womer of Aruroa, Colo., and Garth Womer of Loyalsock Township; and a sister, Kristie Clark of Indiana. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St., with the Rev. Dennis Cramer officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and at St. Luke’s from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Dove Christian Fellowship Church, 1755 West Main St., West Gate Plaza, Ephrata.

Donna Elsie Moyse
WELLSBORO — Donna Elsie Moyse, 53, of Wellsboro RR 6 died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at home. She and her husband, Dennis Moyse, observed their 28th wedding anniversary Nov. 26. She was secretary for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, here, for nine years and founded the Thrift Shop Fashion Show. She was an active member of the church. She enjoyed crafts. Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Alvaan Dunton of Allentown; a son, Edward of Newark, Del.; two sisters, Andrea Brown of Mansfield and Jane Folds of Hartwell, Ga.; and a granddaughter, Sunny. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the church, with the Rev. John Whitney, officiating. Inurnment will be in the Columbarium at the church.

Paul Lowry Parker
CANTON — Paul Lowry Parker, 82, formerly of Canton, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. He and his wife, the former Catherine “Jean” McKay, would have observed their 64th wedding anniversary Aug. 28. He retired in 1993 as owner and operator of a piano and organ repair business founded by his father in 1914. He enjoyed traveling. Surviving, besides his wife, are a daughter, Sharon Parker DeHaas of Cathedral City, La.; a son, Ken, of Palm Springs, Calif; a sister, Ann P. Bryan of Clarksburg, Md.; a brother, Richard of Shanks W. Va.; three grandchildren, Christopher, Patrick and Heather DeHaas; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Victor. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Middletown Presbyterian Church, Elwyn, with the Rev. Mike Nevling officiating. Friends may call at Pepper’s, Springbrook Drive, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
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ULRICH — Marlin E. Ulrich, Millmont, 10 a.m., today, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kratzerville.

BREON — Charles W. Breon Sr., Jersey Shore, 10 a.m. today, Welker’s, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore.

PARKS — Anna Jean Parks, Montoursville, 10:30 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, 380 E. Fourth St.

DERR — Zackary Ryan Derr, Cogan Station, 11 a.m. today, Stoltz Cemetery, Hepburn Township.

RANCK — Marlin G. Ranck, Danville, 11 a.m. today, St. James Lutheran Church, Turbotville.

PEPPERMAN — Cleo S. Pepperman, city, 2:30 p.m. today, Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St. Visitation 2 to 2:30 p.m.

SHAFFER — Harris “Max” Shaffer, city, 10 a.m. Thursday, Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave. Visitation 7 to 9 tonight.

LEHMAN — Theodore L. Lehman, formerly Jersey Shore, 11 a.m. Thursday, Welker’s, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m.

BREINING — John H. Breining Sr., formerly city, 1 p.m. Thursday, Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave. Visitation 7 to 9 tonight.

ABERNATHA — W. Elwood “Abby” Abernatha, city native, 11 a.m. Friday, Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m.

CRANDELL — Patricia Seeley Crandell, Canton, 2 p.m. Friday at Pepper’s, Spring Brook Drive, Canton. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m.

Bernard Bailey
BLOSSBURG — Bernard Bailey, 68, of 359 Granger St. died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was a retired borough employee. He served with the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Supreme Sacrifice Post 8730, here. Born May 11, 1932, in this borough, he was a son of Harold and Laura Wilcox Bailey. Surviving, are a companion, Theresa; and several cousins. Funeral services and burial will be in Arbon Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Freeberg’s, 120 N. Williamson Rd.

Vera A. Buck
Vera A. Buck, 86, of 1602 Scott St. died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Manor Care Health Services. She and her husband, Elwood C. Buck, observed their 57th wedding anniversary June. Retiring in 1980, she was a shoemaker at the former Cobblers for 30 years. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. She was born Jan. 18, 1915. Surviving, besides her husband, are a stepdaughter Pearl Monk of Tucson, Ariz; a sister, Helen; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St., with the Rev. Kenneth R. Elkin, officiating. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends may call the funeral home from 7 to 8 tonight.

Warren E. Clark
Warren E. Clark, 72, of 144 Seventh Street, Renovo, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. His wife, the former Reba M. Schoonover, survives. He retired in 1982 from Proctor and Gamble, Mehoopany. He was a social member of the American Legion in Renovo. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to camp at McCoy Run and crossword puzzles. He was a Protestant. Born March 24, 1928, in Fleetville, he was a son of Hobart and Nellie Clark. Surviving, besides his wife, are two daughters, Sandra Pratt of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Linda Stump of Mechanicsville, Md.; a son, Todd in Colorado; two sisters, Melba Collum of Uniondale and Dorothy Conrad of Kingsley; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Hubbs. The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Maxwell’s, 205 Fifth St., Renovo, with the Rev. Mahlon Nevel officiating. Burial will be in New Maple Grove Cemetery, Leidy Township. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Anne Madonna Damaska
Anne Madonna Damaska, 80, formerly of this city, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000 in Rolling Hills Manor, Millmont. She was a 1938 graduate of St. Joseph’s High School. Born Dec. 7, 1919, in Monnessen, she was a daughter of Herman and Gertrude Nicolaus Damaska. Surviving are two brothers, Paul L. and Leo M., both of this city. She was preceded in death by a brother, Herman, and two sisters, Agnes Ruhl and Mary Margaret. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, with the Rev. Andrew Kurovsky, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being handled by Crouse’s, 133 E. Third St.

William M. Foringer
William M. Foringer, 91, of 99 Silver Ave., Lamar, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in the Lock Haven Hospital Extended Care. He and his wife, the former Sara M. Gunsallus, observed their 65th wedding anniversary Dec. 22. He retired from Lock Haven Auto Co., Lock Haven, in 1988 after 30 years. He also drove school bus in Porter Township for 24 years. He was a charter member and oldest living member of the Nittany Valley Volunteer Fire Co., Lamar. He was a member of the Mill Hall Church of Christ, where he had been a deacon. Born Nov. 21, 1908, in Jacksonsville, he was a son of Perry and Rilla Shamp Foringer. Surviving, besides his wife, is a sister, Elva L. Rager of Clintondale. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Wetzler’s, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, with the Rev. James H. Redmon, his pastor, officiating. Internment will be in Hublersburg Cemetery, Walker Township, Centre County. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday.

Alex E. Kedzierski
MUNCY — Alex E. Kedzierski, 60, of 2381 Route 405 Highway died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at home after a lengthy illness. He was the founder and director of the Lycoming Art Student League, where he taught oil and pastel painting for more than 10 years. He illustrated a full-length art-related book and numerous articles on oil and pastel painting for the North Light Books and Artist Magazine. Born Nov. 1, 1939, in Chicago, Ill., he was a son of Augustyn and Marya Urban Kedzierski. Surviving are a sister, Emily C. McGowan of Eustice, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews and cousins in the Chicago area. A memorial mass will be at 9 a.m. Monday in the Church of the Resurrection, 526 South Main St.

Christine M. Steiger Kelly
Christine M. Steiger Kelly, 92, of 454 Arlington Road, Camp Hill, a city native, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in Holy Spirit Hospital in East Pennsboro Township. She graduated from the former Lock Haven State þTeachers College in 1928. She was a retired teacher, having taught grade school in South Williamsport and kindergarten in Camp Hill. She was formerly a member of First Baptist Church, Williamsport, and Bloomingrove Historical Society and Dunkard Church. She was a member of the West Shore Baptist Church and Questers, both in Camp Hill. Born Aug. 24, 1907, she was a daughter of Lewis P. and Martha C. Bidelspacher Edler. Surviving are a sister, Alice E. Drengwitz of Silver Spring, Md., and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Rev. Allen H. Goss of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers.

Charles W. Kriner
WELLSBORO — Charles W. Kriner, 68, of Wellsboro RR 5 died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at home. A brother, James A. Kriner, 82, of Wellsboro RR 7, died Saturday. He and his wife, the former Bessie M. Shelmire, observed their 34th wedding anniversary Jan. 8. He was employed by Corning Glass Works for 22 years. He was an Army veteran, serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the Draper Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and four-wheeling. Born June 6, 1932, in this borough, he was a son of Perley and Grace Gitchell Kriner. Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, Brian; a daughter, Christine M. Hardee of Dallas, Texas; three brothers, Allen of Wellsboro, Basil of Lapine, Ore., and Lyle of Morris; two sisters, Dorothy Blackburn of Glendora, Calif. and Linda Hansen of Juneau, Alaska; and a grandson. He was predeceased by two brothers besides James, Donald and Arnold; and two sisters, Arlene Johns and Marion Torpy. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the church, with Willis H. Martin Sr. and the Revs. Ronald Bly and James Truax officiating. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being handled by Tussey-Mosher’s, 139 Main St.

Shirley L. Liddic
Shirley L. Liddic, 59, of 100 Sunset Drive, Montoursville, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at home after a brief illness. She and her husband, Jack H. Liddic, observed their 36th wedding anniversary June 27. She was a teacher at Faith United Methodist Church Preschool for 13 years and previously worked part-time at James V. Brown Library and was a teacher at the former Washington Elementary School in the Williamsport Area School District. She was a 1959 graduate of Williamsport High School and a 1963 graduate of the former Lock Haven State Teachers College. She was a member of State Road United Methodist Church. Born May 31, 1941, in this city, she was a daughter of Paul M. and Grace A. Paulhamus Lovell. Surviving, besides her husband, are her mother of this city; two daughters, Candace S. and Kristen L., both at home; two sisters, Marian I. Beck of Montgomery and Pauline M. Durkee of this city; and a grandson, Dylan P. Egli. She was preceded in death by a sister, Janice R. Bardo. A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Green Lawn Memorial Park, with the Rev. Dr. Wayne L. Hepler, her pastor, officiating. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being handled by Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave.

George Joseph Sapolsky
George Joseph Sapolsky, 90, of Tallahassee, Fla., died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000. He worked in the furniture and upholstering business in this city for more than 50 years. He was the widower of, the former Rachel Fine. He served in the Army Military Police Camp during World War II. He was a member of Ohev Sholem Synagogue. He was born Jan. 8, 1910, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Surviving are a son Barry of Tallahassee; a daughter, Dahri May of Reston, Va.; and five grandchildren. Private family services will be held. Arrangements are being handled by Culley’s, 1737 Riggins Road, Tallahassee.

Anthony P. Steiner
Word has been received of the death of Anthony P. Steiner, 96, of Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of the Cogan Station area, who died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Lifelong Care Center, Punta Gorda. His wife, the former Marian Anglehoffer, died in June 1972. He retired from Warsaw and Sons, Montoursville, as a loom mechanic. He was an Army veteran. He was born April 28, 1904, in Arth, Switzerland. Surviving are two sons, Peter M. of Punta Gorda and Anthony P. of Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Rosemary E. Fay of Noble, Okla.; 10 grandchildren including Miriam T. Miller of Trout Run, Rebecca J. Michael of Montoursville and Carl F. Orso III of Muncy; and 14 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Oakside Cemetery, Zephyrills, Fla.

Roger Alexander White
MILL HALL — Roger Alexander White, 14, of Mill Hall RR 1 died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was a student at Central Mountain West Middle School. He enjoyed camping, music, school, collecting things and books. He was a Boy Scout. He was a sports fan, watching the Cowboys and the Yankees. Born March 4, 1986, in Lock Haven, he was a son of Roger W. and Susan Leone White. Surviving, besides his parents at home, are a brother, Chris H. of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.; maternal grandmother, Adeline Leone of Mill Hall; and a nephew. He was preceded in death by paternal grandmother, Mary Jones and maternal grandfather, Vance Peck. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Faith Chapel, Howard, with the Rev. Barbara Ammann officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven. Friends may call at Wetzler’s, 320 Main St., from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Lucy Curchoe Dietrick
Lucy Curchoe Dietrick, 89, of 1409 Hepburn St. died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000. Arrangements are being handled by Crouse’s, 133 E. Third St.
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FUNERALS

SHAFFER — Harris “Max” Shaffer, city, 10 a.m. today, Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave.

LEHMAN — Theodore L. Lehman, formerly Jersey Shore, 11 a.m. today, Welker’s, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m.

BREINING — John H. Breining Sr., formerly city, 1 p.m. today, Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave.

ABERNATHA — W. Elwood “Abby” Abernatha, city native, 11 a.m. Friday, Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m.

BLAKLEY — Wendy L. Womer Blakley, city native, 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St. Visitation 7 to 9 tonight, Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. Luke Lutheran Church. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dove Christian Fellowship Church, 1755 West Main St., West Gate Plaza, Ephrata.

CRANDELL — Patricia Seeley Crandell, Canton, 2 p.m. Friday at Pepper’s, Spring Brook Drive, Canton. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m.

PARKER — Paul Lowry Parker, formerly Canton, 3 p.m. Friday, Middletown Presbyterian Church, Elwyn. Family will receive friends, 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, Pepper’s, Springbrook Drive, Canton.

MOYSE — Donna Elsie Moyse, Wellsboro RR 6, 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wellsboro.

JAMISON — Marjie Mae Jamison, formerly Allenwood, 1 p.m. Saturday, Betzer’s, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy. Visitation noon to 1 p.m.


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