William E. Kershner
William E. Kershner, 82, of Jersey Mills, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005 at Williamsport Hospital.
He was born Feb. 9, 1922 in Columbus, Ohio, a son of Elmer G. and Kathryn Hockman Kershner.
He was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School and married the former Edith Woodhouse in Newberry on Aug. 9, 1941. She survives.
Early in his life, he was a telegrapher with the former N.Y. Central Railroad. He retired as a gate gauge inspector with AVCO Lycoming after 24 years with the company.
Besides his wife, he is survived by five sons, Russell (Mary Ann) of Coulee, Wash., Mervin (Margaret) of Jersey Shore, Dennis (Waynna) of Anaheim, Calif.; Scott (Vicky) of Avis and Denver of Wisconsin; a daughter, Becky (Keith) Helm of Williamsport; one brother; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
In keeping with Bill's wishes, his service and interment will be held at his family's convenience. There will be no visitation and his family will provide the flowers.
Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home of Jersey Shore, is handling the arrangements.
Patti Jo Fulmer
With a final earthly "God-wink, Patti Jo Fulmer died peacefully on December 18 at Hospicare of Tompkins County in Ithaca, N.Y.
Patti's love of God, family and friends comforted and inspired many, many others through the years. Her faith guided her life, especially in her later years, as she battled a succession of health problems. Learning of terminal cancer in March of 2004, she dedicated her remaining months to helping her family and friends prepare. Her peaceful, uplifting attitude was comforting, loving and inspiring.
Patti was born Patricia Jo Anderson in Elkhart, Ind. on March16, 1935, the daughter of Joseph E. (Unkel Joe) and Leona A. (Bunny) Anderson. Following high school in Lock Haven, she attended the New York School of Interior Design. In 1953 Patti married Sterling Fulmer, originally of Berwick. Living in Lock Haven, Patti and Sterling had three children, Bunny, Michael and Joe (J.P.). In1968, the family moved to South Williamsport and in1973, to Ithaca, N.Y.
Patti shared her passion for art and oriental design with many others. She enjoyed painting, cartooning and in recent years making custom unique fabric art designs. She also enjoyed supporting the United Methodist Women's organization at St. Paul's Methodist Church in Ithaca and was an active member of Ithaca Alcoholics Anonymous.
Patti is remembered by many for her work in the jewelry and cosmetics departments at J.C. Penny and The Bon-ton of Ithaca. Her customers were her friends and she loved helping them find just the right thing, often offering inspiration in other ways as a bonus. Until recently, Patti worked with McCune, Ainslie and Assoc. Physical Therapy of Ithaca.
Her first love was her family. Patti's immediate family includes her former husband Sterling Fulmer,of Spencer, N.Y.; three children, Jaydn (Bunny) McCune of Ithaca, N.Y., Michael Fulmer of New Hampshire and Joe (J.P.) Fulmer of Maine; her sister Bobbe of New York; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and her kitty Bobbity, (now of Rochester, N.Y.)
Patti prayed that we would honor her with support for two of her favorite organizations, your local SPCA or the SPCA of Tompkins County, 1640 Hanshaw Road Ithaca, N.Y. 14850, (607) 257-1822, and Hospicare of Tompkins County 172 E. King Rd, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850, (607) 272-0212.
A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Methodist Church, Ithaca, N.Y.
Maxine I. Lucas
Maxine I. Lucas, 74, of Howard, died Thursday, Jan. 8 at her home.
Born Feb. 11, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Ernest T. and Edna B. Stewart Milton.
She was married to Junior C. Lucas who preceded her in death June 10, 1995.
She had worked for Murata Electronics of State College.
Surviving are two sons, Carlton L. and Barry E., both of Howard.
Funeral services will be Sunday, Jan. 11 at 1:30 p.m. in the W. Robert Neff Funeral Home, Howard. Rev. Wayne Shamer will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Boggs Township. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Ralph L. Dugan Sr.
Ralph L. Dugan Sr., 65, formerly of R.R. 1 Lock Haven, died Friday in the South Mountain Restoration Center in South Mountain, Pa.
Arrangements are being completed by the Dean K. Wetzler Jr. Funeral Home, Mill Hall.
Rose Marie Zell
Rose Marie Zell, 77, of 16 Fleming Ave., Castanea, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004 at the Lock Haven Hospital.
She was born Oct. 8, 1926 in Central City, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Pasierb Tomaszewski.
In 1951, she married Walter Dale Zell, who died in 1981.
She worked for the former Sylvania Company of Mill Hall, before becoming a homemaker after the company closed.
She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Lock Haven. She loved and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by four stepchildren, Jere Crissman of Mill Hall, Janet Scerbo of Wayne, Judith Smith of Mill Hall and Larry Zell of Mill Hall; three brothers, 3 sisters; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers.
The Funeral Mass will be Monday, Jan. 12, 2004 at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Agnes Catholic Church, with the Rev. Sean Code officiating. Burial will be in the Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven. Friends will be received at the Moriarty-Dutcavich Funeral Home, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven, on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ross Library, 232 W. Main St., Lock Haven, Pa. 17745.
Virginia E. Darrin
Virginia E. Darrin, 85, of Ontario Avenue, Renovo, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004 at her home.
Born March 26, 1918 in Pine Glenn, she was a daughter of the late Charles R. and Eva J. Benton Newlen.
She was married to William A. Darrin. He preceded her in death in 1986.
She was a member of Renovo United Methodist Church and was the former Sunday School teacher for the church. She was a 1936 graduate of Renovo High School, a former member of Order of the Eastern Star, and enjoyed reading, bingo, crossword puzzles and square dancing.
Surviving are two sons, Richard E. of Renovo and Donald R. of Bloomsburg; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charles of Columbus, Ohio, Eugene of Bakersfield, Calif., Jessie of South Renovo; and a sister, Dorothy Sis Ransdorf of South Renovo.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, David L. in 1972.
Funeral services will be held Jan.10, 2004 at 1 p.m. in the Renovo United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Godissart officiating. Interment will be in North Bend Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The family will provide flowers.
The Maxwell Funeral Home, 205 Fifth Street, Renovo is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions are requested to Renovo United Methodist Church, 127 Seventh Street, Renovo, PA 17764.
Dale E. Spangler
Dale E. Spangler, 70, of Blanchard, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at his home.
He was born March 3, 1932 at Lock Haven, a son of the late James A. Spangler and Evelyn Gardner Spangler of Blanchard.
He married Mary Kass Robb on April 12, 1952. She died Jan. 28, 1974.
A 1950 graduate of the former Lock Haven High School, Mr. Spangler spent 21 years in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea and two duties in the Vietnam War. He received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star while in Vietnam.
He was a member of the Howard Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Western Clinton Sportsmen's Association and the American Legion.
An avid baseball player for Blanchard in his youth, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He attended Thursday night bingo at the Beech Creek Fire Company.
Surviving are two sons, Dale Casey Spangler Jr. of Blanchard and William Sam Andrew Spangler of Gallitzin; three sisters, Crissey Motter, Diane James and Linda Mapes; a brother, Jerry Spangler; four grandchildren, Rebecca, Heidi, Matthew and Megan Spangler.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra L. Spangler; a brother, James R. Spangler; and a sister, Alice Conway.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Neff Funeral Home, 837 Main St., Howard. The Rev. Russel J. Moldovan will officiate. Burial will be in the Baptist Cemetery, Blanchard, with military honors at the graveside. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Neff Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blanchard Church of Christ, Beech Street, Blanchard, 16826; or the VNA Health Services, Hospice Department, 124 Woodward Ave., Lock Haven, Pa. 17745.
Verna E. MacMillen
Verna E. MacMillen, 84, of 103 Bella Vista Road, Montoursville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002 at Sycamore Manor.
Born June 22, 1918, she was the daughter of Silas Spears and Gertrude Hinkel Campbell.
Mrs. MacMillen married John W. MacMillen, Oct. 11, 1945. They were married for 56 years. John died May 20, 2002.
Verna worked at Carey McFalls prior to World War II. During the war, she worked at Bethlehem Steel making torpedo nets. After her marriage, she became a homemaker.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and reading. She was a life-long member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Williamsport.
Mrs. MacMillen is survived by five children, Marian Doran of Virginia Beach, Va., John Jr. (Laura) MacMillen of Mill Hall, Alice (Max) Wheeler of Mill Hall, Scott P. (Joan) MacMillen of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Norma Jean Greiner of South Williamsport; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was a direct descendant of Samuel Campbell, one of the signers at the Tiadaghton Elm with William Penn.
The funeral will be Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002 at 2 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 1656 Scott St., Williamsport, with Rev. Robert C. Carver officiating. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Mabel M. Andrus
Mabel M. Andrus, 76, of 193 Kinley Hollow Road, Mill Hall, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, in Centre Community Hospital, State College. She had been in failing health for several months.
She was born Sept. 26, 1926 in Mill Hall, the daughter of the late Howard and Florence Kennelley Fuller.
On March 28, 1948, she married Gene E. Andrus Sr., who survives. They celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary this year.
Mrs. Andrus was a lifelong member of the former Fairpoint United Methodist Church. She was employed at the former Sylvania plant in Mill Hall, the former Fromm's Dry Cleaning of Lock Haven, and the former Woolworth's Department Store in Lock Haven.
She supported many charities in the area and afar. She enjoyed feeding and watching birds from her home. She also enjoyed flowers, gardening and the outdoors.
In addition to her husband, Gene E. Andrus Sr., she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. James (Sharon) Sheasley of Nittany; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary Ann Andrus of Mill Hall; and two beloved grandchildren, Michael Sheasley, at home, and Jessica Sheasley of Atlanta, Ga. She was preceded in death by a son, Gene E. Andrus Jr., who died Feb. 12, 2002; two brothers, Clyde Fuller and Max Fuller Sr.; and a sister, Lois Laubscher.
Private funeral services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation. The Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be accepted to the St. Mark Lutheran Church, Snydertown, through the funeral home.
Roman Carlo Caprio
Roman Carlo Caprio, 12, of Mackeyville, came from Heaven on June 24, 1990 to teach us love, uninhibited joy, and undefeatable courage. He inspired and improved everyone he touched. On Oct.10, 2002, he was called home.
He is loved and will be missed by his parents, Cindy and Jack; his brothers Vito, Vincent and Gabriel; his grandparents, Charles G. and Clara I. VanGorder; and his aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He is now in the company of his Grandma and Grandpa, Mary R. and Vito A. Caprio.
Roman attended pre-school at Infant Development and attended Liberty-Curtin and Robb Elementary schools. He graduated from Liberty-Curtin in June, 2002. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church.
Roman was an excellent artist and enjoyed reading, swimming, music, and playing with his brothers and his dog.
Roman helped raise funds for Infant Development, the United Way and Relay for Life.
Visitation will be held at Moriarity-Dutcavich Funeral Home in Lock Haven on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, in the afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. and in the evening from 6 to 9 p.m. with a Vigil for the Deceased at 8 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Agnes Church in Lock Haven on Monday, Oct. 14, 2002 at 10:30 a.m.
Anyone wishing to make donations in Roman's memory may contribute to Lock Haven Catholic School or the American Cancer Society.
Phyllis L. Biser
Phyllis L. Biser, 94, of Grand Rapids, Mich., formerly of Woolrich, passed away at Clark Retirement Center, Grand Rapids, on Oct. 5, 2004.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Biser. A funeral service was held on Saturday, Oct. 9, at East Congregational United Church of Christ, Grand Rapids. A graveside service will be held at Woolrich Community Cemetery on Monday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Holland Home, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home.
Charles L. Shirk Jr.
Charles L. Shirk Jr., 58, 706 E. Water St., Lock Haven, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004 in ManorCare North, Williamsport.
Born June 29, 1946 in Lock Haven, he was the son of Charles L. Shirk Sr., Lamar and Betty Evers Shirk, Lock Haven.
He was united in marriage on Sept. 16, 1979 to Barbara E. Ade Shirk, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Christopher H. Engel Sr., Mill Hall; eight daughters, Robin F. Dauberman, Mill Hall, Tamara A. Mosser, Georgia, Michelle A. Engel, Lock Haven, Rose Smith, Mifflinburg, Linda Thompson, Lock Haven, Deanna Abeed, Pittsburgh, Mary Calhoun, Lock Haven and Jenny Shirk, Lock Haven; three brothers, David Shirk, Rote, Dean Shirk, Pleasant Gap and Jim Lannen, Rote; three sisters, Diane Lannen, Rote, Kathy Packer, Lock Haven and Robin Kissell, Rote; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, John Shirk.
He was a member of the Golden K and Salvation Army, and was an avid fisherman and hunter.
He worked for Mill Hall Clay before retiring in 1995.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004 at 1 p.m. in Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, 231 High St., Flemington. Friends will be received Monday, 6 to 9 p.m. Capt. David Stout and Capt. Cathy Stout will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Richard D. Gephart
Richard D. Gephart, 77, 205 Shady Lane, Jersey Shore, is at peace with his Lord and Savior. After conquering years of heart disease through strong determination, he lost a courageous battle with cancer and died peacefully at his home on Oct. 9, 2004, surrounded by his family.
Born on Feb. 22, 1927 in South Williamsport, he was the son of the late Paul and Gertrude Gephart. Dick and his wife Doris celebrated their 57th anniversary on Sept. 20, 2004.
In 1959, Dick and Doris purchased a river lot in Level Corners and spent the last 45 summers swimming, boating, water-skiing, and, more recently, jet-skiing together and with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He attended South Williamsport schools and was a veteran of World War II, serving his country in the Navy, aboard the U.S.S. Lake Champlain. Dick was a 32nd Degree Mason, belonging to the 232 Lodge, the Williamsport Consistory, and the B.P.O.E. Elks. He was also a member of the Blue Hill Rod and Gun Club, a former member of the Porter Township Sewer Authority and a former Sunday School teacher for St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jersey Shore. He worked at Spencer Heater, Piper Aircraft and retired from the Jersey Shore Area School District as the Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds.
Surviving are his wife, the former Doris L. Lentz; four daughters, Kathryn Johnson of Antes Fort, Susan (Gary) Bachman of Collomsville, Sherry (Daniel) Minnich of Jersey Shore, Christine (Cy) Emenhizer of Pine Creek; one son, David (Suzanne) Gephart of Linden; three sisters, Roberta Kimble and Mary Guthrie, both of Williamsport, and Grace Stopper of Avis; one brother, Gerald Gephart of South Williamsport; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Gertrude Gephart, a brother James Gephart, and two sisters, Marjorie Myers and Bonna Dunlap.
Family and friends are invited to call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004 at the Rearick and Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 229 South Broad St., Jersey Shore, with interment following at the Jersey Shore Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Susquehanna Regional Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa. 17701.
Ethel M. Yearick
Ethel M. Yearick, 99, formerly of Mill Hall, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at Lock Haven Extended Care.
Born May 15, 1905 in Marion Township, Centre County, a daughter of the late Henry M. and Minnie Miller Hoy. She married John J. Yearick on April 9, 1932. He preceded her in death on April 20, 1980.
She was a 1924 graduate of Lock Haven High School and a 1926 graduate of Lock Haven Normal School. Prior to her marriage she was a schoolteacher in Hublersburg, Logan Mills, Clintondale and Cedar Springs.
Following her marriage she assisted her family on the family farm. She was known for her prize-winning quilts and her crocheting. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ. She participated in the entertainment contest on Senior Citizen's Day at the Clinton County Fair. She enjoyed spending time with her family, including nieces, cousins and nephews.
She was a member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, a life member and Seventh Degree member of the Nittany Grange, Lamar. For more than 50 years she was Democratic Committee Woman for Porter Township and voted in every election for over 75 years.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth H. (Mary) and Kermit W. (Nell) Yearick, both of Mill Hall; six grandchildren, K. Wayne Yearick, of Bellefonte, Keith L. Yearick of Mill Hall, Wanda Swift of Weirton, WV, Lyndon D. Yearick of Magnolia, Del., Lisa Simonick of Richmond, Va. and Susan Seely of Millheim; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004 at the Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Mill Hall. Her pastors, Rev. Marjorie Holland and Rev. Dale Sattizahn, will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday with a Nittany Grange Memorial Service at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment is in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ, c/o Pat Strouse, 8820 Jacksonville Road, Mill Hall, Pa., 17751 or Nittany Grange c/o Fred Yearick, 1351 Fox Hollow Road, Mill Hall, Pa.
Franklin A. Keen
Franklin A. Keen, 86, of Temecula, Calif., formerly of Lock Haven, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002.
He was born March 8, 1916, in Bellefonte, the son of the late Harry H. and Mary Bathurst Keen. On June 17, 1942, he married the former Mary C. Rizzo, who died May 16, 1999.
He was a career U.S. Army veteran who entered service in 1940, serving in World War II in Northern France, Germany, The Netherlands, Scotland and Holland, and retiring in 1967, after 27 years as a Lt. Colonel. His military awards include the Bronze Star, American Defense Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Honorable Service Medal, National Defense Serivce Medal, Army Occupation Medal, American Campaign Medal and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.
In 1970, he graduated from Lock Haven University with a bachelor of science degree in secondary education and taught at Bellefonte High School for 10 years.
He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, of the Lock Haven Elks Lodge No. 182, and of the Lock Haven Council 1774 Knights of Columbus, serving as district director and Grand Knight. He was also a member of the Father Rechsteiner 4th Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus in Williamsport.
Mr. Keen is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Dottie Keen of Temecula, Calif.; grandchildren Brian Keen of Poulsbo, Wash., Jim Keen of Temecula, Calif., Allison Lombardo of North Branch, Minn., and Jennifer Bouchard of Eden Prairie, Minn.; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Ernest Keen and Robert Keen, both of Lock Haven, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002 at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Friends will be received at the Moriarty-Dutcavich Funeral Home, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven on Monday evening from 5 to 8 p.m., with a Vigil for the Deceased at 7:45 p.m. Military honors and burial will be in the Fort Indiantown Gap National Military Cemetery in Fort Indiantown Gap. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Agnes Catholic Church, the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or the Lock Haven Catholic School Endowment Fund.
William H. Welch
William H. Welch, 81, of Fairpoint, Mill Hall, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, in the Lock Haven Hospital Extended Care Unit after an eight-month illness.
He was born in Lock Haven on March 31, 1921, a son of the late Paul H. and Ada M. Swisher Welch.
Mr. Welch attended Lock Haven schools, graduating from Lock Haven High School in 1938.
He enlisted and served in the 112th Army Air Force Pilot trainee courses until the end of World War II. He was employed by the former Bloomsburg Silk Mill in Lock Haven and the Lock Haven New York & Penn Company for 40 years, retiring in 1983 as senior project engineer for Hammermill.
He was a member of BEN School Board and was involved in the formation of the Keystone Central School District, holding many positions, including president, for a total of 17 years. Mr. Welch represented the Clinton County School Board Association on the Intermediate Unit-10 Board and served several terms on the Pa. State School Board Association representing Central Pennsylvania. He was also a member of the WAC Building Authority, Williamsport, until it terminated.
He was of the Presbyterian faith.
At the age of 30, he was stricken with polio which contributed to his illness. This was the year before Clinton County had many cases of polio.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Johnstonbaugh Welch, whom he married Oct. 11, 1940. They celebrated 61 years together.
Also surviving are two sons, Stephen T. Welch of Centre Hall, and Daniel C. Welch of Avis; a daughter, Abigail R. Welch DeSousa of Coburn; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a sister, Millicent Welch Foster of California; two brothers, A. Edwin Welch of Emporium and Paul D. Welch Sr. of Lock Haven; and nieces and nephews.
Mr. Welch was preceded in death by two sisters, Isabel W. Pons and Helen L.W. Bowes; two brothers, Philip M. Welch and Bradford Welch, all formerly of Lock Haven.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002 at 10 a.m. at the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Lamar Township, Clinton County. Officiating will be the Rev. Kenneth Page of Great Island Presbyterian Church, Lock Haven. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ross Library or the Clinton County Historical Society through the funeral home.
Betty J. Conti
Betty J. Conti, 78, formerly of Rich Manor, Woolrich, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at Susque-View Home Inc., Lock Haven.
She was born July 12, 1924 in Renovo, a daughter of William C. and Mabel Cleveland Hagen.
A 1942 graduate of St. Joseph's High School, she was a World War II veteran having served in the Hospital Corps of the U.S. Navy Waves.
She was a member of St. Agnes Church, Lock Haven.
She worked at Susque-View for three years, three years at Villa Teresa Nursing Home in Harrisburg and retired after 10 years at the State Hospital in Harrisburg. She also was employed for 10 years at the Office of the Aging in Lock Haven, retiring May 26, 2000.
Survivors include two daughters, Ann E. Gavlock of Lock Haven, and Jacqueline M. Albury of New Mexico; two sons, William E. Conti of Hawaii, and Richard C. Conti of Hyner; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the St. Agnes Church, Lock Haven. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with a vigil service at 6:30 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home Inc., 231 High St., Flemington. Father Daniel O'Neil will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Hyner. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
James L. Yoxtheimer
James L. Yoxtheimer, 68, 6 Magnolia drive, Dunnstown, died Oct. 8, 2004 at the Susque View Home, Lock Haven.
Born in Lock Haven on Nov. 20, 1935, Jim was the son of the late LeRoy H. and Sara Moyer Yoxtheimer.
Jim was a 1953 graduate of Lock Haven High School and a 1957 graduate of Lock Haven University. He subsequently earned his master's degree from Penn State University. He moved back to the Lock Haven area from Gaithersburg, Md. where he resided and taught school for 30 years at the Darnestown Elementary School. He was an advisor to the Chess Club and the School Safety Patrol and was involved with the Natural Science Program at the school. Upon his retirement, the new gymnasium addition to the school was named after him, a salute to his dedication to the school and his students through the years.
Jim had been an avid Penn State and Washington Redskins fan and had been active with his 1953 high school class reunion committee. In 2003, in memory of two of his deceased nephews, Mr. Yoxtheimer created a music room in the Stevenson Library at LHU. He had also been a member of the Clinton County Historical Society and the Piper Aviation Museum.
Survivors include five sisters, Alice Y. McLaughlin of Lock Haven, Mrs. Harry W. (Helen L.) Raymond of Lock Haven, Mrs. John B. (Nancy J.) McGowan of McElhattan, Mrs. Robert A. (Sara L.) Fellabaum of New Castle and Emily Y. Monoski of Mill Hall. Also surviving area number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial services for James L. Yoxtheimer will be announced at a later date. The Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven, is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials to the Ross Library will be accepted through the funeral home.
Dr. Walter E. English Jr.
Dr. Walter E. English Jr., 75, of Mackeyville, died Oct. 12, 2004 at Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College.
A pathologist, he had worked for Lycoming County Pathology Association and was the long-time pathologist at the Lock Haven Hospital, from 1971 until his retirement.
He graduated from Frankford High School, Maryville College in Tennessee in June 1952, and Temple University School of Medicine in June 1956. He did his residency at the Reading Hospital, and was employed there until 1971 when he took a job at Lock Haven Hospital.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Dr. English was a member of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lock Haven, where he was a long-time choir member. He was also a member of the Clinton County Medical Society and a former member of the Rotary of Lock Haven.
He enjoyed painting, fishing and telling fish stories.
He was born July 10, 1929 in Frankford, Pa., a son of the late Walter E. and Mildred Rice English.
His wife, Susan Carol Erisman English, whom he married Feb. 14, 1981, survives at home.
He is also survived by three daughters, Jan (Robert) Kierkowski of Reinholds, Pa., Dr. Lynn (Robert) Gardella of Lake Monticello, Va., and Jennifer (Eric) Erb of Kutztown; four sons, Christopher E. English of Lansdale, Bruce W. English of Waynesboro, Va., Gregory A. English and Steven A. English, both of Mackeyville; 10 grandchildren; a cousin, Judith Cullen of Doylestown; and his former wife, Constance R. English.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004 in United Lutheran Church, Lock Haven, with the Rev. Robert D. Kitchen officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Dean K. Wetzler Jr. Funeral Home, Mill Hall, and one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton County SPCA, 33 Mill Hill Road, Lock Haven, or Community Nursing Service of Clinton County, 124 Woodward Ave., Lock Haven.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Dean K. Wetzler Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main. St., Mill Hall, Pa. 17751.
Weldon Shinney Hanley
Weldon Shinney Hanley, 85, of Monument, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002 in Geisinger Medical Center.
Born April 7, 1917 in Monument, he was a son of the late Harry and Margaret Adams Hanley.
He was married April 19, 1948 in Beech Creek to Miriam Hevner. She died May 8, 1997.
He was employed by the Orviston and Monument brick yards and by R.K. Griffin of Lock Haven. He enjoyed reading and hunting.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and George Baney of Marsh Creek, and Donna and Paul McCloskey Sr. of Howard; one brother, Robert Hanley of Monument; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the W. Robert Neff Funeral Home, 837 Main St., Howard. Burial will be in Hayes-Fearon Cemetery, Beech Creek. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
Ronald E. Shirk
Ronald E. Shirk, 57, of 280 Walnut St., Fleming, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002 at 11:05 a.m. in his residence after a short battle with cancer.
Born July 30, 1945 in Lock Haven, he was a son of Shirley Evers Shirk of State College and the late George W. Shirk.
Mr. Shirk was a 1965 graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School and a graduate of the Breeding School of Welding in Genesee.
On Aug. 21, 1976, he married his loving wife of 26 years, Linda Rhoads, who survives at home.
He was employed at the physical plant at Penn State University for the last 20 years.
He had served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
He was of the Methodist faith. A NASCAR racing fan and a Penn State University football fan, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, swimming, and spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.
Surviving, along with his mother and wife, are a daughter, Patty A. Fink of Tyrone; extended family members Clay, Angel and Austin Alexander of Fleming; two sisters, Jane L. Flick of Bellefonte and Susan M. Lucas of Philipsburg; three brothers, Joseph L. Shirk of State College, Robert E. Shirk of Mill Hall, and Gerald W. Shirk of Milesburg; and two grandchildren, Kegan and Brandon Fink of Tyrone.
Preceding him in death, along with his father, was an aunt, Geraldine McKinley.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002 at 11 a.m. in the Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg, with Rev. David A. Walker officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Union Township, Centre County, with military honors. Friends will be received Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brookline Homecare and Hospice, 3901 S. Atherton St., State College, Pa. 16801, or to the American Cancer Society, South Sparks Street, State College, Pa. 16801.
Arrangements are by Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg.
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