Anna L. Tokarz
Anna L. Tokarz, 87, of RR1 Covington, passed away peacefully, Dec. 8, 2001 at her home.
Born Oct. 6., 1914 in Covington, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Bogaczyk Lisowski.
Mrs. Tokarz was employed by the Keystone (formerly Billards) in Covington for several years until her retirement.
She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Morris 55 club.
Surviving are a son, Theodore "Ted" Tokarz of South Williamsport; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Bette Tokarz of Horseheads, N.Y. and Florence (Robert) Metarko of Blossburg; 2 granddaughters, Anne and Kathryn, both of Blossburg; 3 sisters, Helen Kordyl of Morris, Marian Watkins and Frances Ridge, both of Covington; a brother, Andrew Lisowski of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and several loving nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.
Anna was predeceased by her husband of nearly 60 years, Walter Tokarz on April 19, 2000; a sister, Caroline Kolupski; and 2 brothers, Walter and Joseph.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m., Monday, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg. A vigil service will be held at 9 p.m.
Transferal prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Rev. Richard Fox, officiating. Burial will be held in the parish cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to Blossburg Area Catholic Community, 138 St. Mary’s St., Blossburg, PA, 16912.
Don B. Urquhart
Mr. Don B. Urquhart, 100, died Friday, November 23, 2001 in the Manor Care Health Center in Jersey Shore. Born March 21, 1901 in Douglas, New Brunswick, Canada, he was a son of James Urquhart and the former Hannah Atherton.
He was employed and retired from the former New York Central Railroad as a pipe fitter after 46 years of service. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union and for 65 years was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jersey Shore.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Martha Rayhorn. He is survived by one son, Peter D. Urquhart of Chardon, OH; a daughter, Barbara A. Thompson; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Monday, November 26, 2001 at the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore, with the Rev. W. Keith Rockwell, his pastor, officiating. Burial was held in the Salladasburg Cemetery.
Louis M. Yerger Jr.
Louis M. Yerger, Jr., 80, of 66 Yerger Road, Linden, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001 in Williamsport Hospital. He and his wife, the former Alice Louise Keller, observed their 49th wedding anniversary on Feb. 13th.
He retired in 1976 as an Air Traffic Controller with the FAA after 30 years of service. He was honored by Williamsport Council 350, United Commercial Travelers last year for 50 years of service.
He was an Army Veteran of WW II, serving in the European Theater of Operations (Iraq & Egypt) 2nd Airways Communication Squadron Army Air Force, attaining the rank of Sergeant. He attended the Williamsport Technical Institute, served on the Woodward Twp. Planning Board, a charter member of the Woodward Twp. Volunteer Fire Company, a life member of Royal P. Steinbacher Post 617 American Legion, a charter member of the Faith Christian Church and its mission committee.
Born May 30, 1921 in Williamsport, a son of Louis M. & Emma Roy Heilhecker Yerger. He was raised by his grandparents, Samuel J. and Margaret L. Yerger.
Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Lynda L. Smith of Williamsport; a son, Louis M. III of Linden; grandchildren, Kimberly J. Kriner, Eugene J. Wool, Jr., and Molly Jean Yerger; great grandchildren, Kelsey M. & Kylie L. Kriner. He was predeceased by a brother, A. Eugene in 1994 and sisters, B. June Spencer in 1995 and Margaret L. Baker in 2000.
A private memorial graveside service will be at the convenience of the family at Green Lawn Memorial Park with his pastor, Rev. James Kasler officiating. No visitation. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Faith Christian Church Benevolent Fund, 2570 Lycoming Creek Road, Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements by Knight-Confer Funeral Home.
Frank E. Bennett
Frank E. "Pete" Bennett, 71, a resident of 715 Middle Road, Montgomery, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at his residence.
Born in Montgomery on Dec. 29, 1930, he was the son of the late Frank and Anna Murphy Bennett.
He was the husband of Janet Person Bennett, with whom he celebrated a 53rd wedding anniversary on Dec. 19, 2001.
He was employed as a machinist and supervisor at Linear Dynamics, Montgomery, retiring in 1992.
Pete was a past president of the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Co. and was a member of the Hemlock Hunting Club. He enjoyed restoring antique cars, woodworking and gardening.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, F. William and Bonnie Bennett of Montgomery; two brothers, Max Bennett of Montgomery and Franklin Bennett of Montgomery; two sisters, Virginia Reynolds of Watsontown and Joan Meyers of Millville; two grandsons and one granddaughter-in-law, Gary and Julie Bennett of Montgomery and Thomas Bennett of Montgomery; two granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Gwendolyn and David Uber of Montgomery and Michele and James Knouse of Montgomery and two great-granddaughters, Taylor Bennett and Cheyenne Knouse.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Reverend Scott W. Baker, pastor of the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, officiating. Interment will be in St. John Lutheran "Brick" Cemetery, Clinton Twp. At the family’s request, there will be no visitation.
The family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the SUN Home Health Services Hospice, 61 Duke St., Northumberland, PA 17857.
Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main St., Muncy.
Josephine Heilig Call
Josephine Heilig Call, 96, a resident of Valley View Nursing Center since 1993, formerly of Woodland Ave., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002.
Born in Renchen, Germany, Sept. 13, 1905, she moved to Williamsport in 1933 and became a U.S. citizen in 1936.
Her husband of 39 years, George B. Call, died Oct. 22, 1985.
She is survived by a longtime friend, Edith L. Coleman of WIlliamsport; a nephew, Rolf Heilig and his wife Ilse of Schwenningen, Germany; a niece, Lilly Giger-Ruegg of Grab, Switzerland and a cousin, Lidia Murr of Germany.
Josephine was preceded in death by a brother, Heinrich Heilig and a sister, Frieda Ruegg-Heilig.
A private graveside service will be held in the Montoursville Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St.
Agnes I. Chapin Sharp
Agnes I. "Sandy" Chapin Sharp, 92, of Selinsgrove, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, in the Sunbury Hospital.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Berry Chapin Parki and Dorothy Chapin Ferlazzo; a son, Robbins Stoughton Chapin; a brother; a sister; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Milton.
Dr. Harold Hinkelman, 91, formerly of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Nottingham Village, Northumberland. He was a veteran of WWII.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael A. and Angela of Philadelphia and Philip A. and Shirley of Rochester, NY.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 255 S. Derr Drive, Lewisburg. Burial in Lewisburg Cemetery.
Arrangements by Cronrath’s.