Harry L. Hans
Harry L. Hans, 74, of Johnson Street, Montgomery, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at his home.
Born June 8, 1931, he was the son of Harry R. and Edna (Burns) Hans.
Surviving are a brother, Paul F. Hans, Turbotville; three sisters: Erma M. McLaughlin and Ione D. Grow, both of Milton; Grace A. McLaughlin, New Columbia; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were four brothers: Freeman, Harvey, Elwood and Roger Hans; and three sisters: Alma Seibert, Catherine Hans, and Daisy Snyder.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at New Covenant Assembly of God Church, 1270 Pinchtown Road, Montgomery with Pastor James R. Pentz, officiating. Burial will follow in Presbyterian Cemetery, McEwensville.
Friends may call at the church from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville.
W. Robert Schneider
W. Robert Schneider, age 75, of English Run Road, Morris, Pa., died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at The Green Home where he had been a patient for several days.
He was born Feb. 20, 1930, in Morris, the son of the late Hugh and Anna Thomas Schneider.
Bob retired from Dresser Manufacturing Division in Wellsboro and was caretaker of the Oregon Hill Cemetery for many years.
He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, Class of 1947, a member of Bonnell Run Hunting Club, enjoyed all sports, and was an avid Penn State football fan.
Bob was noted for helping others and made many trips to visit patients in hospitals and nursing homes.
He is survived by a sister, Shirley Schneider of 5720 Route 87 Highway, Williamsport, Pa., and a brother, Thomas Schneider of Ypsilanti, Mich. He was predeceased by a brother, Eugene, and a sister-in-law, Helen.
Friends and family are invited to Bob’s Life Celebration on Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa., and Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005 from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral Saturday at 11 a.m. with Donald Avery officiating. Burial in Oregon Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Morris Ambulance and Fire Company, Route 287 Highway, Morris, PA, 16938.
Ambrose L. Frederick
Ambrose L. Frederick, 87, of Blossburg, died Oct. 26, 2005, at the Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro.
Born on June 10, 1918, in Arnot, Pa., he was a son of John and Veronica (Luke) Frederick.
Ambrose served our country with the U.S. Army during WWII.
He was employed by the Ward Foundry for over 40 years until his retirement in 1983.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, V.F.W. Post 8730, Blossburg, and the Blossburg American Legion Post 572.
Surviving are sons John Frederick of Dundee, N.Y. and Michael (Sally) Frederick of Exton, Pa. and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 59 years, Jennie, on June 19, 2005, a sister, Marian Dwyer, and two brothers, John and Leonard Frederick.
In keeping with Mr. Frederick’s wishes, there will be no public visitation. Prayers will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Blossburg, with Rev. Joseph Hornick officiating. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Mrs. Violet V. Wilson
Mrs. Violet V. Wilson Weasner Fisher, 95, long time former resident of Sylvan Drive, South Williamsport, died at the Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville and went to be with our Lord on the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 31, 2005.
Violet had been a guest at Valley View for the past month. She had resided with her daughter, Monnie Seewald, at Montoursville, for the previous five months. Until this past May, she had taken care of her own home and Toby, her dog.
Born Dec. 9, 1909 at Eldred Township, Lycoming County, she was the daughter of the late Enoch R. and Emma V. Winner Wilson.
Her first husband, William H.C. Weasner, preceded her in death on May 2, 1954. Her second husband, Robert E. Fisher, died on April 25, 1994.
Violet had been employed by the former Sylvania Electronics at Montoursville. She had also been an employee of the former Ray-O-Vac Battery Manufacturers at South Williamsport. With her love of children, she operated a service of caring for children in her home for 15 years, from 1957 through 1972.
Mrs. Fisher was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church at South Williamsport.
Violet gave birth to her three best friends, her daughters, Lois (Joe) Bender of South Williamsport, Doris “Monnie” Seewald of Montoursville, and Caroll (Evan, Sr.) Maihle of Jersey Shore. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, one foster grandchild; two step grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two foster great-grandchildren, and six step great-grandchildren.
Violet raised a foster son, Leslie (Bud Weasner) Calvert from the age of five until his death at age 32, in 1965.
In addition to her late parents and two husbands, and foster child, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Byron Wilson and Lester Wilson; two sisters, Grace Morrow and Mabel Gillespie; and a grandson.
Violet will always be loved and sadly missed by her family of which she was the gentle monarch.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2005 at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport. Her pastor, Rev. Mark Brumbach will officiate. Assisting with the service will be the Rev. George C. Grossman, pastor at Walnut Street Baptist Church, Jersey Shore. Interment will follow at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Friday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Flowers will be provided.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Violet V. Fisher may be made, if so desired to, Grace United Methodist Church, 409 Main St., South Williamsport, PA 17702.
Mrs. George A. Geiger Jr.
Dorothy M. Geiger, of 868 Hollywood Circle, Williamsport, died Monday, October 31.
Her husband, George A. Geiger, Jr., died July 24, 1976.
Dot was a homemaker and an active member of Covenant Central Presbyterian Church. She was a 1935 graduate of Williamsport High School and a graduate of the former Dickinson Seminary. She was a volunteer at the Exchange Mart for over 20 years and was an avid gardener and bridge player.
Born May 7, 1918 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Walter A. and Mary Catherine Price Miller.
Surviving is her loving daughter and best friend, Ginny and son-in-law Cliff Jones and daughters Mary Catharine and Johanna Price; son, George A. Geiger III; dedicated granddaughter and caregiver Melissa and grandchildren Kenzie, Jacob, Kevin, Philip and Owen; and great-grandchildren Alex, Cayden and Madeline.
A visitation will be held at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave., on Friday from 12:30-2 p.m. A graveside service will follow in Wildwood Cemetery with Stephen Cort, supply pastor for Covenant Central Presbyterian Church, officiating. The family will provide the flowers.
Area P. DeTato
Area P. DeTato, 71, of Warrensville Road, Montoursville, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005 at Valley View Nursing Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Ramon G. “Ray” DeTato who died Aug. 26, 2005.
Born Feb. 4, 1934 in Berwick, she was a daughter of Verncil and Esther Lamareux Harvey.
Area was a graduate of Berwick High School, and had worked as an interior decorator for many years.
Surviving are two sons Ange DeTato and Vern DeTato, four grandsons, Dana, Damon, Adam and Travis DeTato and several siblings.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with Pastor Stephen Parr officiating. Burial will be held in Montoursville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Sanders.
In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17110.