Arthur O Widell Sr.
Arthur O. Widell, Sr., 65, of Deer Lake Rd., Hughesville, died June 17, 2002, at his home. He and his wife, the former Debbie Green, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Dec. 22. Born July 28, 1936, in Huntersville, he was a son of the late Charles A. Sr. and Josephine Stackhouse Widell.
Retiring in 1994, Art had worked for Young Industries in Muncy for 25 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and playing cards.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Arthur Jr. of Jacksonville, FL; two sisters, Bettie M. Wayland of Muncy Valley and Shirley A. Walker of Lewisburg and two brothers, George R. Levan of Muncy Valley and Richard L. Levan of Hughesville.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at McCarty-Thomas’, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with Rev. Samuel Reed officiating. Burial will be at Webster Cemetery in Huntersville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Edwin O. Ranck
Edwin O. Ranck, 86, of South Williamsport, died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at the Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center.
Mr. Ranck was retired as a machinist from the former Avco-Lycoming, now Textron, at Williamsport.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II and had served on an LST.
He was associated for 25 years as a volunteer with the Lycoming County Chapter of the American Red Cross Bloodmobile.
Mr. Ranck was a member of the 11th PA Volunteer Infantry Civil War Reenactment Group.
He and his wife, the former Fay M. Ertel, together observed 52 years of marriage. He was preceded in death by his wife on July 22, 1994.
Born Dec. 30, 1915, at Williamsport, he was the son of the late Spencer J. and Emma Franck Ranck.
Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Ramassinni, Quakertown and Carol Compston, South Williamsport; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2002, at Noll’s, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport. The Rev. Robert L. Driesen, pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church, South Williamsport, will officiate. Interment will be at the Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. The family will provide the flowers.
Contributions in memory of Edwin O. Ranck may be made to the Heart and Lung Center, Susquehanna Health Systems, 777 Rural Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.
James (Harry) Notor
James (Harry) Notor, 77, died Friday, April 18, 2003, at the home of his daughter, Denise N. Waldman, 906 Sheridan St., with whom he resided. He was born on April 5, 1926, in Clearfield, a son of James V. Notor and Elva Quigley.
He was an inspector for Conrail and was active in his earlier years in home construction. James attended St. Joseph’s School and was a graduate of the Williamsport High School as well as the former Dickenson Seminary, now Lycoming College. He was a member of the Church of the Annunciation. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 366, a Fourth Degree Member of the Father Reichsteiner Assembly 942, the VFW Post 7863 DuBoistown, the American Legion Post and the Gesang Verin Harmonia Club. Mr. Notor enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid golfer for many years. He also was a World War II Navy veteran.
He is survived by three sons, John J., South Williamsport, Tomas S., Cogan Station, and Timothy B., Robinsville, N.J.; two daughters, Deborah N. Williams, South Williamsport, and Denise N. Waldman, Williamsport; one sister, Mary Jane Hart, Williamsport; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kaye S. Notor, on Nov. 23, 1999.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Church of the Annunciation, West Fourth and Walnut streets, with his pastor, the Rev. John Manno, officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St. There will be a Vigil Service at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.
Frederick W. Fahlfeder Jr.
Mr. Frederick W. Fahlfeder Jr., 74, of 107 Walnut St., Lewisburg, died Friday, April 18, 2003, at his home. He was born Jan. 3, 1929, in Jersey Shore; a son of Frederick W. Fahlfeder Sr. and the former Evelyn M. Berry.
He was employed by Avco in Williamsport and later retired from Goodyear Aerospace of Goodyear, Ariz. During the Korean War he served in the Air Force.
He is survived by his companion, Sharon L. Echols; four daughters, Jeanne M. Feerrar, Loganton, Diane M. Reeves, Anchorage, Ala., Debra A. Davis, Webb City, Mo., Barbara A. Judd, Phoenix, Ariz; 12 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and one brother, James Fahlfeder, Lewisburg.
Memorial services and burial in the Jersey Shore Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore is handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical Community Hospital Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA, 17837.
Carl L. Springman
Carl L. Springman, 86, of 852 Cemetery Road, Muncy, died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at the Williamsport Hospital. Born June 9, 1916, in Fairfield Twp., he was a son of William Harry and Lulu M. Snyder Springman.
Carl retired from the former Marval Mills, which was once Syntex, in Williamsport, and was also an electrician. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Muncy, where he served on the church council and its cemetery association. He was a Mason.
He and his wife, the former Bessie L. Rosencrans, celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on March 12, 2002.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his daughter, Carol A. (Bill) Camp of Montoursville and six grandchildren, Bill, Jr., Michelle, Becky, Carl, Rachel and Chrissy Camp. He was predeceased by a sister, Hilda Irion.
Funeral services will be Monday, 10:30 a.m. at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with his pastor, Rev. Roy D. Meyer, officiating. Burial will be in the St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: White Church Cemetery Assoc., c/o Raymond Springman, 417 Washington St., Montoursville, PA 17754.
Fern J. Palmer
Fern J. Palmer, 85, formerly of Watrous, died Wednesday, June 12, 2002.
Survivors include a daughter, Virginia (Leo) Hiller of Williamsport.
Friends may call at the Benjamin R. Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, on Saturday, June 15, from 9 to 11 a.m., with funeral services following at 11.
Flossie M. Neights
A memorial service will held on Sunday, June 16, 2002, at 3 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, for Flossie M. Neights, who passed away on June 7, 2002. Her pastor, Reverend Michael R. Gardy, will officiate. The family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Anthony S. Kaminski
Anthony S. Kaminski, 81, of Blossburg, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at his home.
He was born July 15, 1920, in Blossburg, the son of Stanley and Wanda Gekoski Kaminski.
He married Emma Childs on July 7, 1945.
Tony was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran; he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Supreme Sacrifice Post 8730 in Blossburg.
He was also a member of St. Joseph’s Church of Morris Run.
He was employed at Ward Manufacturing for 45 years until his retirement.
Surviving are his wife, Emma, of Blossburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Donald Smith of Elmira, NY; a granddaughter, Jill Smith of Dayton, OH; a grandson and his wife, Jay, serving with the U.S. Navy Sea-Bees in Rota, Spain, and Sara Smith of Gillett, PA; a great-grandson, Christopher Smith of Gillett, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leonard, Thomas and Edward.
Funeral services will be held at the Freeberg Funeral Home, 120 N. Williamson Road, Blossburg, on Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Albert Leonard will officiate. Burial will follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Morris Run.
A private family viewing will be Friday at 7 p.m., followed by a vigil service for the family at 8 p.m.