Edith J. Mann
Mrs. Edith J. Mann, 82, of 1445 Sycamore Road, Montoursville, formerly of South Williamsport and Philadelphia, died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at the Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center.
She was the widow of the late Jack S. Mann, who preceded her in death on July 21, 1994. Together, they observed 43 years of marriage.
Mrs. Mann had been employed at the John F. Kennedy Hospital, Philadelphia, as a bookkeeper for 15 years and had formerly been employed by the Williamsport Municipal Water Authority for a period of 10 years.
Edith was a high school graduate and had attended the former Williamsport Technical Institute, now Penn College.
She was a long time member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, South Williamsport.
Born April 10, 1920, at Roaring Branch, Tioga County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Frederick and Martha Viola Guernsey Harer.
Surviving are her sister, Mildred Keller, Picture Rocks and 12 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death in addition to her husband and parents, by two sisters, Mary and Dorothy June, and three brothers, John, Robert and James.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2002, at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 South Howard St., South Williamsport. The Rev. Robert L. Driesen, her pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow at the Union Cemetery, Liberty.
Relatives and friends may call at the church on Saturday morning, June 29, 2002, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
Arrangements are being directed by Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport.
Alice M. Samar
Alice M. Samar, 80, of Williamsport, died Sunday, June 23, 2002, at the home of her daughter, Linda (Dick) Fisher of Ontario, NY.
Born in Williamsport on Jan. 13, 1922, she was a daughter of Attilio Edward and Mary Swartz Berry.
Alice was a member of St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church.
Surviving, in addition to her daughter, are five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a sister, Louise L. Baumer, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. Samar; a son, Michael S.; three brothers, Frederick, Carl and Charles Berry; and three sisters, Mary Seriff, Geraldine Weigartz and Clara G. Berry.
Funeral services will be held at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 Saturday morning.
Interment will be in Montoursville Cemetery.
Daniel Jeremiah Scelsi
Daniel Jeremiah Scelsi, 82, of Salisbury, MD, died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at the residence of his daughter, Danelle.
Born in Endicott, NY, he was a son of the late Sylvia D. and Michael Scelsi. His wife, Shirley D. Scelsi, preceded him in death.
Mr. Scelsi was a graduate of Layfette College in 1949, with a degree in geology. He was a volunteer fireman and EMT in Montoursville and a World War II Army veteran.
He retired from General Motors in 1976, after working 25 years. He then started his own insurance adjusting business, retiring again in 1989.
He was a member of the East Congregation of Jehovahís Witnesses. He enjoyed fishing with his grandsons on the Eastern Shore.
He is survived by three children, Danelle S. Perkins of Salisbury, Tina A. Scelsi of Smithfield, OH and Lizabeth D. Kimmal of Salisbury; seven grandchildren, Saarne Ferebee, Nathan Kimmal, Jonathan Kimmal, Chris Perkins, Micah Perkins, Maria Perkins and Abby Shane; one great-grandchild, Caleb Perkins; six brothers, Michael Scelsi of VT, Gabriel, Joel and Samuel Scelsi of NY, Peter and James Scelsi of CA; one sister, Sylvia Dellacorino of NY and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2002, at 4 p.m. in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahís Witnesses, 215 Parker Road, Salisbury, MD. Daniel Durante will officiate.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the Local Kingdom Hall of the Worldwide Work, 215 Parker Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.
Lenore Johnson Bujno
Lenore "Noddy" Johnson Bujno, 83, of RD5 Wellsboro, passed away on June 24, 2002, in Stillwater, MN.
She was born in Wellsboro on Aug. 11, 1918, and was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley.
Her sister, Elizabeth Morrow; a nephew, Robert Morrow and his wife, Nancy; and her grandnieces Kathryn Morrow Finkenstadt and Megan Morrow survive her.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 27, 2002, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Services will be held at the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro on Friday, June 28, 2002, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Mark Shover officiating. Private interment will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.
Noddy graduated from Mansfield College in 1939 and taught music in Erie before coming back to Wellsboro to teach instrumental music in 1944. During her 44 years of teaching, she was often recognized for her devotion and dedication to music and to her students and their families. Many of the bands she directed were recognized for their discipline as well as their musicianship.
Memorials may be sent to the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro.
William J. Deuel
William J. Deuel, 79, of 1920 Apple St., Williamsport, died at the Williamsport Hospital on Monday, June 24, 2002.
He was born June 29, 1922, in Williamsport, the son of Frederick and Dorothy E. Rickholt Deuel.
He and his wife, the former Beverly E. Marquette, were married July 2, 1955.
William was a radio announcer and helped to start radio in the Williamsport area. He was employed by WLYC, WWPA and retired from WRAK/WKSB. He was also a reporter for the Grit in Williamsport.
He was a Marine veteran of WWII and served in the South Pacific as an airplane mechanic.
William was an amateur pilot and enjoyed model airplanes. He also enjoyed fishing and electronics.
He was a member of St. Paulís United Methodist Church.
He graduated from Williamsport High School and Williamsport Technical School where he received his degree in radio broadcasting.
He will be dearly missed by his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Kim L. Knerr and Joy A. Deuel, both of Williamsport; a brother, Robert E. of Williamsport; a sister, Harriet Cioffi of Pittsburgh; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pam Deuel; three brothers, Jack, Fred, Jr. and Gerald; and a sister, Katherine Crawford.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Maneval Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., with the Rev. Ronald O. Doan officiating. Interment will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.
The family will provide the flowers.