Verna Kovich, 93, of 101 Mahantongo St., Apt. 408, Pottsville, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at Pottsville Hospital Warne Clinic.
Born Nov. 13, 1909, in St. Clair, she was a daughter to the former George and Veronica Simchena. She was married to the late John Kovich, who died in 1949.
Verna was a retired houskeeper at St. Catherine of Sienna and also worked at the former St. Clair Garment.
She was a member of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, St. Clair, from which she was a member of St. Barbara’s Society.
Surviving are two sons, John T. of Williamsport and Michael P. of Diener Hill; one daughter, Marie B. Rothharpt of Birdsboro; three sisters, Pauline Stranko of Schoentown, Susan Beacher of Pottsville and Helen Atkins of Shoemakersville; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, St. Clair. Futher services will take place at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in St. Clair. The Rev. David Moriak will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial in St. Michael’s Orthodox Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Michael’s Orthodox Memorial Fund, 106 N. Morris St., St. Clair.
William L. Root
William L. Root of East Canton passed away at his home, Monday, April 28, 2003. Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carmella, at home; his mother, Eva Root of Towanda; sons Joseph (Kathy) Root of Jersey Shore, William C. (April) Root of Granville Summit, Richard P. (Mary) Root of Monroeton and Edward R. (Jeanie) Root of Canton; daughters Diane Marie (Bud) Porter and Elizabeth A. (John) Ward, all of Canton; brothers Leonard Root of Arkport, N.Y., Larry Root of Buffalo and Bob (Rita) Root of Towanda; sisters Carol (William) McCatharn of Macedonia and Norma (Lynn) Pearson of Houston, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; special friends Lawrence Wilcox, Glenn Bailey and Lloyd Wilcox; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. There will be a time of visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, PA 18848.
Augusta R. Sherwood
Mrs. Augusta R. “Tiny” Sherwood, 98, formerly of 703 South Market St., South Williamsport, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville.
Born Sept. 21, 1904, at Pracorno Di Rabbi, Tyrol, Austria, she was the daughter of the late David and Amilia Ruatti Pangrazzi. She immigrated to the United States in 1910 and settled in the Fern Glen area of Pennsylvania. She came to Williamsport in 1924, where she worked as a waitress at the former Lycoming Hotel. She later worked at the former Village Tea Room and the former Hearthstone Tea Room and Restaurant at Williamsport.
Tiny was a member of the Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, South Williamsport.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Eleanor and John Dincher of Allegany, N.Y.; her son and daughter-in-law, Donald A. and Connie Deisher of Williamsport; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Augusta was preceded in death by both her first husband, Lloyd A. Deisher and her second husband, Leslie G. Sherwood. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, six brothers and a grandson.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 1, at the Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport. Father Gregory Hann, Chaplain at Divine Providence Hospital, will be the celebrant. Interment will follow at the Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.
Relatives and friends may call at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport, on Wednesday evening, April 30, 2003, from 7 to 9 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. The family will provide the flowers.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Augusta R. Sherwood may be made, if so desired, to Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 344 Winthrop St., South Williamsport, PA 17702.
Dr. Ray F. Bowen
Dr. Ray F. Bowen, 59, of Gettysburg, died Sunday, April 27.
Dr. Bowen was a clinical psychologist in the Gettysburg area.
Surviving are his wife, Laura Fridrich Bowen; two sons, Nathan of Timonium, Md. and Colin of Gettysburg; one brother, Timothy Bowen of Trout Run and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, May 1, at 3 p.m. from the Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg.
Mildred L. Tressler
Mildred L. “Millie” Tressler, of 517 8th Ave., went to live with Jesus on April 19, 2003. She was born Dec. 7, 1921, in Williamsport to Watson and Helen Holmes.
Millie retired from Grit Publishing Co., was a member of ABWA, and served on the tenants’ rights committee at Penn Vale, but her life centered around her family. She was a member of The Door Fellowship Church and loved and was loved by her church family. Millie touched many people, spreading joy and laughter everywhere she went. She was proud to live in the city of Williamsport and the State of Pennsylvania.
She is survived by a sister, Betty Risser of Lebanon; a son, Michael Tressler of New Fairfield, CT and daughters, Judy Holmes of Springfield, VA, Holly Binderup of Manheim and Laura Kirkland and Keri Walker, both of Williamsport; four grandchildren, A1C William Kirkland, USAF of Las Vegas, NV, Jena and Emma Binderup of Manheim and Keasha Emilson of Killeen, TX.
A memorial service will be held at The Door Fellowship Church, 470 Pine St., Williamsport, on Sunday, May 4, at 4 p.m. with Pastor Wayne Holcomb presiding. Instead of flowers, donations may be made to her church.
Augusta R. Sherwood
Mrs. Augusta R. “Tiny” Sherwood, 98, formerly of South Williamsport, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville.
Arrangements are being directed by the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Ave., South Williamsport.
Edith Irene Miller
Edith Irene Miller, 53, of 204 Race St., Hughesville, died April 17, 2003, at the Thomas Jefferson Medical Center, Philadelphia. Born on April 25, 1949, in Jersey Shore, she was a daughter of Mildred Swartz.
She is survived by a son, Richard A. Smith of Lock Haven; two daughters, Karen L. King of Berwick and Kristyane Campbell. Also surviving are three grandchildren. A son, William, and a sister predeceased her.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, with the Rev. James Puckett, interim pastor of the Hughesville Baptist Church, officiating. McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville, is in charge of arrangements.
Edward “Kris” Krysztopolski, 80, formerly of 3410 Lycoming Creek Road, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at ManorCare North Health Services.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda Krysztopolski, in 1971, and his second wife, Mary Phillips Krysztopolski, in 1996.
Edward was born on June 4, 1922, in Newark, N.J., the son of Stephen and Salomea Peranski Krysztopolski.
He was employed by AVCO for 33 years and retired from there Dec. 30, 1983.
Edward was a member of the former St. Paul Lutheran Church. He enjoyed playing bingo, bowling, playing cards and was a member of many clubs.
Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Krysztopolski of Williamsport, her fiance, Tim Hill, and his son, Anthony Hill; a sister, Adella Birosik of Anaheim, Ca., and a grandson, Douglas Brown.
A celebration of Edward’s life will be held on Wednesday with a visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Maneval Funeral Home, a “Life Celebration Home,” 500 W. Fourth St. A graveside service will follow at Montoursville Cemetery.