Roger M. Prior
Roger M. Prior, 91, of Grandview Drive, Linden, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at the Williamsport Home, where he was a patient for one day. Born June 27, 1911, in Williamsport, he was the son of William and Anna (Wise) Prior.
His wife, the former Dorothy L. Langer, died in 1991.
Mr. Prior retired from the former Raub Supply Co. in 1976 as manager. He attended Muncy Normal School and then Rochester Institute of Technology. He was a member of the former St. Paul Lutheran Church, life member of American Legion Post #844 and a former member of Rotary and Loyalsock Men’s Club. Earlier in life Mr. Prior owned several old aircraft and was a member of the OX5 Aviation Pioneers.
He was a veteran of WW II and served in the 15th U.S. Army Air Force 454th Bomb Group and flew B-24 Bombers. He also flew several missions over Africa, Italy, Germany and the Pulasti Oil Fields. He was also General Mark Clark’s personal pilot at the close of hostilities in Europe.
Survivors include one son, W. Stephen Prior of Linden; sister, Jane Jaeger of Ridgefield, Conn.; two nieces, Patty Breinin of Scarsdale, N.Y. and Karen Ruggles and four nephews, William R. Jaeger of Ridgefield, Conn., Robert L. and Victor C. Wise, both of Williamsport and David Ruggles of Sarasota, Fla.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Ruggles and one brother, William.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Episcopal Church Endowment fund, 844 W. Fourth St., Williamsport or Susquehanna Home Health Service (Hospice), 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport.
Arrangements are being handled by Allen & Redmond’s, 331 Elmira St.
Madeline L. Snyder
Madeline L. Snyder, 88, of 421 High St., Jersey Shore, died Friday, April 11, 2003, in the Jersey Shore Hospital. Born June 13, 1914, in Jersey Shore, she was the daughter of John H. Berger and the former Bertha A. Wagner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shem S. Snyder, May 30, 2000. They were united in marriage March 30, 1935.
For many years, she was a member of the Phelps Chapel United Methodist Church and retired after 20 years of service as head cook in the Jersey Shore School District.
Surviving are two sons, Harry A. Snyder and wife, Nancy of Lowman, N.Y. and Steve L. Snyder and wife, Peggy of Avis; one daughter, Terrie M. Younkin and husband, Dennis of Jersey Shore; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren and two sisters, Shawana Haney of Montoursville and Miriam Bierly of Jersey Shore. She was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Sundberg.
Funeral services will be Monday, April 14, at 10:30 a.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. No public visitation. Sandy Myers and Madeline’s grandson, the Rev. Michael Snyder, will officiate. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery.
Family will provide the flower and memorial contributions can be made in her memory to Phelps Chapel United Methodist Church or to the American Rescue Workers.
Kenneth Burns, 80, of 1408 Keller Ave., Williamsport, died Friday, April 11, 2003, in Williamsport Hospital.
Born June 8, 1922, in Winfield, he was a son of Harry and Olive Kline Burns. He was a graduate of Lewisburg High School and Williamsport Technical Institute.
Ken retired from Textron with 38 years of service and had also worked for Clark Brothers in Olean, N.Y. for five years.
Ken was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church and the U.A.W. Union Local 787. He built and flew radio-controlled model airplanes.
Surviving are his wife, the former Marion J. Smith, with whom he would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 14; a daughter, Cathy L. (Curtis) Bennett of Mountaintop; grandchildren, Jason and Amber Bennett; a brother, Benjamin and sister, Ethel Griffith, both of Lewisburg. He was preceded in death by seven other siblings.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., with the Rev. Kraig L. Faust officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.
Friends may call at Sanders’ from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorials be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Joy A. Cohick
Joy A. Cohick, 50, of 2116 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, in the Williamsport Hospital.
Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
J. Richard ‘Dick’ Hackenberg
J. Richard “Dick” Hackenberg, 80, of Mifflinburg, R.R. 3, died April 11. He was a trucker.
He was the husband of Martha and the father of David E. of Lewisburg and Ruth Ann Brubaker of Hunlock Creek
Surviving are eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, from Calvary Baptist Church, Mifflinburg. Visitation Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.
Cronrath’s of Lewisburg.
Frances U. Remaley
Frances U. Remaley, 97, formerly of State College, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at the Williamsport Home following a lengthy illness. Her husband, J.W. Crane Remaley died July 24, 1971.
Frances was a teacher for Mount Lebanon School District and a 1927 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Pine Street United Methodist Church and had a lifelong love for reading and traveling.
Born Sept. 18, 1905, in Wilkinsburg, she was a daughter of Cherus and Louise Koesel Ullery.
Surviving are a daughter, Judith R. (John D.) Ryder of Cogan House; three grandsons, David C. (Andrea) of Cogan Station, John W. (Erin) of Montoursville and Benjamin J. (Melissa) of Williamsport and a great-grandson, Triston.
Services and burial in Allegheny County Memorial Park, Allison Park, will be at the convenience of the family. Rev. Drue A. Sherman will officiate. No visitation.
The family is providing the flowers.
Knight-Confer Funeral Home.
Emily L. Whitney
Mrs. Emily L. Whitney, 74, of 1021 Garden St., Williamsport, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at the Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center.
She was the widow of the late Andrew J. (Jack) Whitney Sr., who preceded her in death on March 20, 1974.
Emily was a member of the New Covenant United Church of Christ, Williamsport.
Mrs. Whitney retired in 1990 from the American Lung Association after 18 years of service.
She was a graduate of the Williamsport High School, where she played flute and was a member of the school band.
She enjoyed doing needlework and working word puzzles and being involved with both her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Born Aug. 4, 1928, at Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Henry Curtis and Pauline A. Demmien Kauffeld.
Surviving are her daughter, Kathy M. (James) Kohler at Northumberland; one brother, Robert H. Kauffeld of Duboistown; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death in addition to her husband and parents, by her son, Andrew J. (Jack) Whitney, V.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 14, 2003, at the New Covenant United Church of Christ, 202 East Third St., Williamsport. Her pastor, Rev. Kenneth Woods-Henderson, will officiate.
Interment will be at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.
Relatives and friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. The family will provide the flowers.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Emily L. Whitney, may be made, if so desired, to American Cancer Society, Lycoming Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Arrangements are being directed by the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport.