Omar E. Snyder
Omar Ellis Snyder, 88, of Muncy, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at the Bloomsburg Hospital.
He was born on May 5, 1917, in Moreland Township, Lycoming County, one of 11 children to the late John S. and Anna L. (Smith) Snyder.
Omar retired in 1983 as a chemist from the Atlantic Richfield Refining Corp. and was an active member of the Moreland Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, the former Leona E. (Rupert) Ritter with whom he lived, a son David Snyder, a daughter Dr. Louise Snyder Shive, two stepsons, Bert Ritter and Dr. Earl Ritter, one sister Clara Douty, two grandsons, Benjamin and David Shive, one great grandson Corey Aaron Shive, three step grandchildren and one step great grandchild. He is predeceased by his first wife, the former Betty McKenzie who died in 1983, five brothers Chester Smith, Clinton, Dewey, Ralph and Albert Snyder, and three sisters, Edna Cahn, Elizabeth Dyer and Louise Snyder.
The service will be Wednesday 11 a.m. at Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Road, Muncy, with his pastor, Rev. Dr. Paul Fitzgerald, officiating. Interment will be in Moreland Lutheran Cemetery, Muncy. Friends will be received at the church 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday.
The family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to the Moreland Baptist Church at the above address.
McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.
Luis Colon, age 42, of Mansfield, Pa., died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at the Troy Community Hospital.
The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Edward J. Kinney
Edward J. Kinney, 65, Ed also was known as (Sonny), of Williamsport, died Oct. 30, 2005, at home.
Born Nov. 27, 1939, in Williamsport, he was the son of Edward L. and Anna Mae Anderson Kinney.
Edward was employed as a welder for 28 years with the former Tampella Power.
He was a life member of the V.F.W. #7863 DuBoistown. Edward enjoyed fishing, hunting, four-wheeling and camping with his family.
He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.
He and his wife, the former, Judy M. Lockwood, had celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary this past January 2005.
Surviving besides his wife are children, Luann Everetts, David Kinney, Mark Kinney and Christy Crowe, all of this city; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother John Kinney of Montoursville; and sister Joyce Cole of Williamsport.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Kinney, a sister, Betty Gatz, and a brother, Richard Kinney.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.
Grace M. Gublo
Grace M. Gublo, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, age 82, of Elmira, N.Y., went to be with the Lord and her beloved husband of 50 years, Hank, on Oct. 28, 2005, at home, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Canandaigua, the daughter of William and Florence Bailey Black on March 23, 1923.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband Hank, son Richard, sister Geraldine and brother William Jr., and is survived by her daughter Mary Theresa, Farmington, N.Y., granddaughters Ailisa and Stephanie, Rochester; great-granddaughters Kaeleigh and Grace of Rochester; a sister Evelyn Jane Soper, Ralston, Pa., several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Grace was a retired employee of Arnot-Ogden Medical Center and the Supreme Court Library.
She was a lifelong member of St. Casimir’s Church where she devoted many years of service to the church bingo committee and pierogi making and was a member of its Rosary/Sacred Heart Society and the Wanda Circle.
She will be sadly missed until we see her again.
Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Thursday at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Casimir’s Church, Rev. Eugene Dobosz, Presider. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery.
Dempsey Plumley, 80, Muncy area, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005 at Muncy Valley Hospital.
Surviving are a son, Ronald McDonough of Arizona, two granddaughters, Kelly Jo Burton and Jeanette McDonough and a niece, Cindy Montgomery.
A graveside service will be held Friday, Nov. 4, 2005 at 10 a.m. in the Elimsport Cemetery, Elimsport. The Rev. Ned E. Weller, retired UMC minister, is officiating.
Contributions in Denny’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 194 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Cronrath’s of Watsontown.
Lillian M. Wanagitis
Lillian Mary Wanagitis, age 81, of Dushore, Pa., died Oct. 29, 2005.
Surviving is a sister, Beatrice Lang of Dushore.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at 10 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore. Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, Pa.
Friends may call on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.
Robert C. Kershner Sr.
Robert C. Kershner Sr., 81, of Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005.
Born Nov. 26, 1923, in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of the late Elmer and Kathryn Kershner.
He had retired from the Y.M.C.A. He also worked for several years at Sweet Steel.
He was very active working for baseball leagues, Maynard Little League, Mid City, Bowman Athletic League.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Stepp Kershner and two brothers, William Kershner, Jersey Mills, Richard Kershner, Gettysburg, also one great-grandson, Lock Haven.
He is survived by two daughters and one son, Diane Peasley, Jersey Shore, Russee (Dennis) Kolasa, Williamsport, Robert C. Kershner Jr., Williamsport. He also has four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, also one great-great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements will be made at the convenience of the family.