Harold C. Smith Sr.
Harold C. Smith, Sr., 78, of 1530 West Fourth St., died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at the Williamsport Home.
Born September 14, 1923, in Williamsport, he was the son of Charles S. and Edith Repard Smith. He and his wife, the former Doris B. Brewer, were married August 23, 1947.
A 1941 graduate of Williamsport High School, Mr. Smith graduated with a masters degree from Penn State University. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII and retired from the Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was a teacher at Roosevelt Jr. High School for 19 years, and retired as principal and superintendent with the Sullivan County School District. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, and the John F. Laedlein Lodge 707 F&AM.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Harold C. "Chuck" Smith, Jr., of Williamsport; two daughters, Kathy L. Temple of Trout Run and Anne S. Brown of Laporte; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Mark S. Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from Sanders’ Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., with his pastor, the Rev. Larry Halverstadt-Cole, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to his church, 1400 West Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Lottie B. Tomchick
Lottie B. Tomchick, 88, of RD1 Mansfield, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, in Wellsboro. She was the wife of the late John Tomchick. Surviving are daughter Virginia Nicholas of RD1 Mansfield, granddaughter Susan Norris of Stow, MA and brother H.V. Ehmer of Bloomsburg.
Visitation will be 12 -1 p.m. Oct. 27 with funeral following at 1 p.m., Wellsboro United Methodist Church. Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home."
William R. Story
William R. Story, 67, of Route 239 Hwy., Unityville, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at the Williamsport Hospital. He and his wife, the former Adella I. Charles, celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on May 30.
Born April 8, 1934, in Canton, he was a son of Harold and Dorothy Mason Story. Bill had worked for the former Sprout Waldron Co., now Andritz, for 26 years and was a member of their Quarter Century Club. He was a member of the Lungerville Christian Church and a life member of the Unityville Volunteer Fire Co. Bill had served in the U.S. Army during peacetime in the 1950’s.
Surviving, in addition to his wife and his mother of Muncy, are a brother, Phillip M. Story of Muncy; two sisters, Margaret A. Bovee of Spotsylvania, VA and Florence E. McCarty of Muncy; 10 nieces and nine nephews. Bill is predeceased by his father and three nephews.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at McCarty-Thomas’, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with Rev. James Harvey, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lungerville Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family requests that any contributions be made to the Unityville Vol. Fire Co., PO Box 44, Unityville, PA 17774.
John Zuke, 85, of Blossburg, died October 25, 2001. He born December 18, 1915, in MacIntire, a son of Anthony and Veronica (McKay) Zuke.
John was employed by J.P. Ward Foundry in Blossburg for many years until his retirement.
He was a member of the Blossburg Area Catholic Community, Wellsboro Moose Lodge and social member of Morris Run American Legion.
Surviving are a sister, Julia Pecynski of Morris Run; a brother, Charles (Lois) Zuke of Blossburg; nieces; nephews and a dear friend, Freda Weller of Blossburg.
He was predeceased by his wife, Viola (Piontek); four brothers, William, Anthony Jr., Joseph and Theodore and a sister, Ann Soliday.
A private graveside service will be held at St. Andrews Cemetery, Blossburg. A memorial mass will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are in the care of Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg.
Albert D. Brown
Albert D. Brown, 83, of 334 Mulberry St., Montoursville, died October 26, 2001 at Sycamore Manor. Born July 15, 1918 in Osceola Mills he was the son of Fred D. and Margaret Garland Brown.
Albert retired as a district manager for U.S.F.&G. Company in Williamsport. He graduated from Penn State in 1940 and was a member of its Alumni Association. He was a member of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, the Masonic Lodge #515 in Osceola Mills, and the Williamsport Consistory. He was a WWII Army Veteran, and served in the Tank Corps and Air Corps as a pilot.
He and his wife the former Ezetta W. Wheatley celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on March 17, 2001.
Surviving in addition to his wife is a son, Fred C. (Marsha) Brown of Cherryville, NC and 2 grandchildren, Sara and David Brown.
There will be a memorial service, Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. at the Montoursville Presbyterian Church with his pastor, Rev. G. Oliver Wagner officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at West Sadsbury Friends Meeting Cemetery in Christiana, PA. Friends will be received in the church, Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. Arrangements by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St., Montoursville, PA 17754.
Mildred Aikey Byers
Mildred Aikey Byers, 68 of Watsontown, died Sat., Oct. 27, 2001 at home.
The funeral service will be Wed., Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway, St., Turbotville with the Rev. A. Bruce Amme officiating. Burial will follow in Presbyterian Cemetery, McEwensville, Visitation will be Tues. 7-9 p.m. at funeral home. Memorial contributions to Evangelical Home Health Hospice, 1 Hospital Dr., Lewisburg, PA 17837.
E. Lucille “Mouse" Cohick
E. Lucille “Mouse” Cohick, age 75, of Salladasburg died Friday Oct. 26, 2001 at Manor Care in Jersey Shore where she had been a guest since June.
She was born in Williamsport July 23, 1926, a daughter of Joseph A. and Mary Alta Smith Berry. She graduated from Williamsport High School and married James LaRue “Bud” Cohick May 14, 1948. Early in her life she was employed as a secretary with Darling Value and later became the secretary and bookkeeper for Cohick Bros. Trading Post in Salladasburg. She was secretary for the Salladasburg Borough Council and Hauser T.V. Cable Co. She was a member of the Salladasburg United Methodist Church and was its secretary-treasurer and a member of the Sunday school class. She retired on April 29, 1988 as secretary from the Salladasburg Elementary School and was known throughout the Salladasburg Community as a seamstress and income tax secretary.
Besides her husband, Bud, she is survived by 3 sons - David L. and his wife Judith Ann; Douglas W.; and Donald J. and his wife Janice D. all of Salladasburg; 1 daughter Patricia L. Wood and her husband Len of Sebring Fla.; 8 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. She was predeceased by a brother - Harold Berry and a sister Lois Ulmer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday October 30, 2001, from the Salladasburg United Methodist Church with Reverends Lloyd Shellenberger and Thomas J. Fetterolf officiating. Burial will be in Salladasburg Cemetery. Friends may call at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home” on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Arcadia Unit of Manor Care 1008 Thompson St. Jersey Shore, Pa. 17740.
Helen L. Gilbert
Helen L. Gilbert, 80, of 516 Grier Street, died Friday, October 26, 2001 in the Williamsport Hospital following a brief illness.
She was married to William H. Gilbert who died on January 15, 1983.
She had worked in the cafeteria at Lycoming College.
She was born on October 6, 1921 in Clearfield, a daughter of Robert Kyle and Margaret Walker Graham.
Surviving are three sons, William K. Miller and Robert E. Gilbert both of Williamsport and David L. Gilbert of Lock Haven; two daughters, Donna M. Ford of Hillsboro, NH and Peggy Confer with whom she lived; one brother, Donald Graham of Virginia Beach, VA; one sister, Dorothy Neufer of Mincy; twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue. There will be a visitation from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Trout Run Cemetery.
Pearl E. Hauser
Pearl E. Hauser, 85, of 2221 Royal Avenue, died Friday, October 26, 2001, in the Williamsport Hospital.
She was married to Charles H. Hauser who died on September 8, 1980.
She was a member of St. John’s U.M. Church.
She was born on July 5, 1916 in Williamsport, a daughter of Charles A. and Lottie A. Quigel Hafer.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Ellen Williamson of Jacobus and Patricia A. Schick of Wichita, KS; two sisters, Kathryn V. Lowmiller of Williamsport and Dolly M. Crist of Jersey Shore; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Hafer.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. at the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue with Rev. Kraig L. Faust, her pastor, officiating. There will be a visitation from 10 - 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers and suggest that contributions may be made to St. John’s U. M. Church Memorial Fund, 2101 Newberry Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.