John C. Rees
John C. Rees, 80, of Williamsport, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, at Williamsport Hospital.
Born June 17, 1925, in Philadelphia, he was a son of Alfred and Mabel Kauth Rees.
John had been employed by Edgcomb Metals in York for 45 years prior to retirement in 1990.
He was a member of the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. John was also a member of the Williamsport Country Club, a former member of the Ross Club here in the city, the American Legion in York, a member of the John F. Laedlein Lodge #707, the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and was a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Shriners.
John was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Army Air Force. He was a nose gunner on a B24J Bomber. He served in the European theatre of war.
John and his wife, the former Ruth J. Ulmer, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary this past June.
Surviving besides his wife is a son, Grant C. Rees, and daughter-in-law, Lisa, of Milton, Vt.; and a sister, Mabel P. Rees of Richboro. He was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and a daughter, Gwyn Marie, in November 1985.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning in St. Marks Lutheran Church, 142 Market St. His pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Elkin, will officiate.
Friends may call from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning at the Chapel in St. Marks Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.
The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, 360 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Omar E. Snyder
Omar E. Snyder, 88, of Muncy, died on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at the Bloomsburg Hospital.
Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.
Vida H. Dice
Vida Hazel Dice, 85, widow of Robert S. Dice, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, at Toomey Medical Center, Sumpter, S.C.
She was born in Avis, a daughter of William and Emma Bower Miller.
Her survivors include her daughter, Jerilynn “Jaye” Moore of Sumpter; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Vida’s graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Jersey Shore Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home,” Jersey Shore.
Diana E. Glass
Diana E. Glass, 60, of Factory Road, Cogan Station, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, unexpectedly at her home.
She was born in New Jersey, Sept. 24, 1945.
Diana was predeceased by her husband, William E. Glass, Jr., on April 20, 2004.
She is survived by her son, Thomas E. Glass, at home.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by Sanders Mortuary.
Roger A. Hartman
Roger A. Hartman of Tioga died at home on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, on his 69th birthday.
Roger was the husband of Pam Hartman.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield.
Thomas E. Whaley
Thomas E. (Beans) Whaley, 59, of 128 Emery St., died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at the Williamsport Hospital.
Beans served with distinction with the U.S. Army Infantry in the 173rd Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. He received the Bronze Star Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the National Service Defense Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Parachute Badge.
Beans was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, American Legion Post 1, V.F.W. Post 844, Edgar A. Still Lodge #207 IBPOE of W and a 1964 graduate of Williamsport High School.
Born July 20, 1946 in Williamsport, he was the son of Howard and Margaret Brown Whaley.
Surviving are his wife, the former Lynette R. Knight; sons, Thomas of city and Aaron of Carlisle; a daughter, Tiffany of city; stepdaughters, Andrea Knight of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Tara Knight at home; brothers, Howard (Porky) of city and Richard of Harrisburg; a grandson, Joshua Whaley and a step-granddaughter, Gabrielle Knight.
Beans was predeceased by a brother, Tony Whaley.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church, 433 Walnut St., with Rev. Joseph L. Harris officiating. Burial will be at Wildwood Cemetery with military honors by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
Knight-Confer Funeral Home.
Darlene C. Gottschall
Darlene C. Gottschall, 75, passed away on Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, at Napa Hospital following a lengthy illness. A native of Lycoming County, she was born on Aug. 14, 1930, to Howard C. and Harriet J. (Hilner) Newman.
Darlene married Charles E. Gottschall on Jan. 6, 1951 in the Baptist Church in Montoursville, by the late Rev. Clay Reed. She lived in the Hughesville-Muncy area until November of 2004 when she moved to Napa, Calif., to be with her daughter.
Her working life was mostly centered around various manufacturers, the last on being Montgomery Mills until opening G&R Garage with her husband, which they owned and operated together for 35 years. Additionally, she was a consummate homemaker and mother spending time with her daughter and enjoying her leisure activities: reading, knitting, crocheting, gardening, and taking care of the family’s three Scotty dogs.
Darlene’s daughter, Rita Cammaroto and her husband, Giorgio, of Napa, Calif., her granddaughter Jacci Cammaroto, of Napa, Calif., and her nephew, Samuel H. Newman and his wife, Ruth, of Muncy, survive her.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Robert Berger, Pastor Emeritus of the Hughesville Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.