Rose Philomena Barrile
Rose Philomena Barrile, 90, 740 E. Church St., Lock Haven, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003 in the Lock Haven Hospital.
She was born April 19, 1913 in Lock Haven, a daughter of the late John and Micholena Gigliotti Capello.
On Feb. 7, 1942 in Lock Haven, she married Charles A. Barrile, who died March 2, 1992.
She was previously employed by the silk mill in Lock Haven. She was a member of Saint Agnes Catholic Church and also of the Alpine Star Lodge.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Barrile-Poponak and her husband, Jerry, of Lock Haven; two sisters, Emma Caskey of Swissdale and Betty Andrus of Columbia, S.C.; and a grandson, Daniel Charles Barrile of Savannah, Ga.
She was preceded in death by four sisters, Angela Havens, Mary Caprio, Raphaela Caruso and Elizabeth Capello, and three brothers, Anthony, Frank and John.
The Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003 at 11 a.m. in the Saint Agnes Catholic Church, Lock Haven, with the Rev. Sean Code officiating. Burial will be in the Saint Agnes Cemetery. Friends will be received in the Moriarty-Dutcavich Funeral Home, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven, tonight from 6 to 8 o'clock. There will be an Alpine Star Lodge service at 7:30 p.m. and a Vigil for the Deceased at 7:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude's Children's Hospital or a charity of the donor's choice.
Edward G. Cryder
Edward G. Cryder, 68, 875 Chatham Village, McElhattan, died Sunday morning, Oct. 19, 2003 at his home.
Born Nov. 13, 1934 in Woolrich, he was a son of Orvis Cryder and the former Beatrice Farley.
He is survived by his wife, the former Jane Shaffer. They were united in marriage on Nov. 26, 1971.
He had perfect attendance and was a 1952 graduate of the Lock Haven High School, and later graduated from the Williamsport Area Community College.
He was a retired carpenter and enjoyed woodworking and fishing.
For 17 years, he and his wife were the owners and operators of Janey's Family Restaurant in Pine Creek Township.
Also surviving are three sons, Bennett M. Snyder and his wife, Tracy A., of Avis, Jeffrey A. Snyder and his wife, Toni Kay, of Woolrich and William E. Snyder and his wife, Deb, of Wilmington, N.C.; four daughters, Belinda A. Snyder of McElhattan, Joy E. Overman of McElhattan, Susan M. Snyder and husband, James W. Hoover, of McElhattan and Kimberly A. Ohlsson and husband, Ronald, of Oval; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, John Cryder of Woolrich; two sisters, Margaret Noltee and Betty Wert, both of Palmyra; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003 at 11 a.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Linwood Cemetery. The Rev. Donald Fornwalt will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 35 Bellefonte Ave., Lock Haven, Pa. 17745.
Emma E. Corman
Emma E. Corman, 79, rural Howard, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003 in Centre Crest Nursing Home, Bellefonte.
Born March 15, 1924 in Howard Township, she was a daughter of the late John and Verna Bowmaster.
A homemaker, she was married to Samuel Leitch Corman who preceded her in death March 12, 1996.
Surviving are a sister, Ruth, and a brother, Robert.
She was preceded in death by a son, Arthur Bowmaster, who died in 1979.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003 at 11 a.m. in the W. Robert Neff Funeral Home, Howard. The Rev. Charles Elliot will officiate. Burial will be in Jacksonville Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to the donor's choice of charities.
C. Herbert Bechdel
C. Herbert Bechdel, 74, 121 Country Lane, Hunter Run, rural Howard, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003 in Lock Haven Hospital.
Born April 17, 1929, he was the son of the late Fred and Mable Confer Bechdel.
He was a 1948 graduate of Lock Haven High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1958. He attended the Pennsylvania State University where he earned a certificate in horticulture/tree planting and care and also Williamsport Technical College where he received a license in aeronautics.
He worked at Piper Aircraft for 26 years and also for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Central Mountain Transportation and Champion Parts Rebuilders, retiring in 1994.
He was an active member and supporter of the Millbrook Playhouse, serving on the board of directors for three terms. He was a life member of the Elks and Beech Creek American Legion, and attended the Wesleyan Church in Beech Creek.
Surviving are a lifelong friend, JoAnne Caruso of Lock Haven; a sister, Betty Bornyak of Phillipsburg; and two brothers, Mark Bechdel and Paul Andy Bechdel, both of Howard.
He was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. in the W. Robert Neff Funeral Home, Howard. The Rev. Bill Smith and Josh Fowler of the Milesburg Assembly of God Church will officiate. Burial will be in Schencks Cemetery, Howard Township. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Beech Creek Wesleyan Church or the Millbrook Playhouse, both in care of the funeral home.
Mary B. Yothers
Mary B. Yothers, 89, formerly of Waterville, died early Sunday morning at ManorCare in Jersey Shore, where she had been a guest just over a year.
She was born in Williamsport on Sept. 22, 1914, a daughter of Willis and Ruth Berry Garverick.
She had been married for more than 50 years to Harry L. Yothers, who died Aug. 4, 1992.
She was a former member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Jersey Shore, and a member of Waterville United Methodist Church. She was a life member of the Waterville Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed playing bingo.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry L. and Ronnie J. Yothers of Waterville; a daughter, Nancy L. Ulmer of Richmond, Ind.; four grandchildren, Carolyn M., Mike, Cristen and John; two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Kristopher; a stepsister, Alice Bierly of Waterville; and a stepbrother, Floyd Marshall of Larryville.
She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters.
Mary's life celebration will begin with a visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, with funeral services following at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. John Libert officiating. Interment will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery.
Charles E. "Chick" Smith
Charles E. "Chick" Smith, 53, of Castanea, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003 in the Lock Haven Hospital where he had been a patient since Sunday.
Born Sept. 6, 1950 in Lock Haven, he was a son of Charles and Lydia (Burd) Smith.
He was married to the former Carol E. Brown on Sept. 7, 1971, and they celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary.
Mr. Smith worked for 22 years for the former Hammermill Paper Co.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and computers.
Surviving are his mother of Lock Haven; his wife; three sons, Charles L. Smith of Harrisburg, Jason A. Smith of Camel, Ind. and Jeremy L. Smith, stationed at Beale Air Force Base in California; two grandchildren, Charles and Caine; two brothers, Dan L. of Lock Haven and Steve of Lock Haven; and a sister, Cheryl Rice of Jersey Shore.
He was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Edward Smith, in 1995 and his father in 1988.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003 at the Helt Funeral Chapel, 232 Hogan Blvd., Mill Hall. The Rev. Timothy Gardner will officiate. Friends and relatives may call from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Dunnstown Cemetery. Contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society.
Lula A. Johnson
Former Lock Haven resident Lulu Annabelle Johnson died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004 at the Canterbury Nursing Home in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Cremation was through the Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond, Okla.
Lulu was born Feb. 6, 1905, a daughter of George and Anna Shirk.
She was the youngest in a family of eight and lived on farms until graduation from Lock Haven High School and marriage to L. Sidney Johnson. Lulu had worked at the Silk Mill in Lock Haven before starting a family of three sons.
Upon her husband's death, Lulu moved to Irvine, Calif. She lived near the home of her son Lowell Johnson, who provided supervision and care until 1998, when Lulu moved into the home of her son Dean in Edmond, Okla.
Lulu ardently enjoyed the company of Methodist women as they actively entered into craft projects. She taught herself to tool leather, work wood, sew, do needlework, tat, and produce Christmas crafts.
While living in Lower Lockport, Lulu meticulously managed the voluminous records associated with her husband's many years as tax collector.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney, and eldest son, Ted.
Lulu is survived by her two sons, Dean L. Johnson of Edmond, Okla., and Lowell S. Johnson of Irvine, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be conducted by Pastor Marie Lewis at the Dunnstown United Methodist Church on Friday, Oct. 22, 2004 at 2 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice or your local church.
William M. Thompson
William M. "Tex" Thompson, 82, of 116 Eva Drive, Blanchard, died Oct. 21, 2004 in the Lock Haven Hospital Extended Care Unit.
Born Nov. 18, 1921 in State College, he was the son of the late Thomas L. and Bertha M. Woomer Thompson.
He was married to the former Virginia Moore on Sept. 27, 1947 in Mill Hall. She survives at home.
He was a 1941 graduate of Lock Haven High School and worked for the Pa. Railroad for a time. He enlisted in the Navy in February of 1942 and served in the South Pacific from February 1943 until 1946. He was engaged in the Battle of Iwo Jimo, Battle of Laythe and the second Battle of the Phillipines.
He worked for the Fairfax County School District in Virginia as an industrial arts teacher from 1968 to 1986 at Chantilly High School.
Surviving are two sisters, Alice T. Taselli and Kitty T. Andrews, both of Arlington, Va.
Funeral services are Oct. 25, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Liberty Baptist Church, Blanchard. Rev. Stan Johnson will officiate. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery at the convenience of the family. There will be no public visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church, Main Street, Blanchard, Pa. 16826.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Dean K. Wetzler Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, Pa.
Paulette M. DeWald
Paulette Mae DeWald, 61, a resident of 1964 John Brady Drive, Muncy, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004 in the Muncy Valley Hospital.
Born in Bradford County on Monday, April 12, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Ernest P. and Dorothy (Stephens) Thrasher.
She was the wife of John L. DeWald Sr. with whom she celebrated a 39th wedding anniversary on August 12, 2004.
Paulette was a 1963 graduate of Turnpike High School at Mildred.
She had worked for many years in the family print shop, DeWald Printing, and their store, The North East Trade Co.
She was a member of the Muncy Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Amber M. and Rod Raudabaugh of Loganton; a son and daughter-in-law, John L. and Chandra DeWald Jr. of Muncy and two grandchildren, John Wesley Raudabaugh and NiKaya Spring DeWald.
A memorial service will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main St., Muncy at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004 with Rev. Duane R. Johnson, interim pastor of the church, officiating. Interment will be in the Twin Hills Memorial Park.
Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.
Maida B. Yearick
Maida B. Yearick, 98, Oak Grove Garden Apartments, Avis, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004 at her residence.
She was born near Avis June 1, 1906, a daughter of George and Clara Swartz Reeder. She was the oldest living graduate of the Avis High School Class of 1924, where she was class salutatorian and secretary.
She and her husband, Fred L. Yearick, who died August, 1985, built the Yearick Central Dairy in Avis in 1940. She and her husband opened operation in 1941 at their new site, which is present site of Original Italian Pizza Restaurant.
Earlier in her life, she was employed for over 12 years with Woolrich Woolen Mills. She also enjoyed bowling and swimming.
She was a member of the Avis United Methodist Church where at one time she was a member of the choir and taught Sunday School. She was also a member of the Avis Golden Agers.
She is survived by three daughters, Constance Y. Shaidle (John R.) of Williamsport; twins Joan Y. Mattas (Clair) of Woolrich and June Y. Clark (Richard) of Avis; three sons, Graydon L. Yearick (Patty) of Oval; and Allen F. Yearick (Delores A.) and Wayne L. Yearick (Renee), both of Braydonton, Fla.; one sister, Evelyn Cohick of Avis; 27 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 11 stepgreat-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Maida's Life Celebration will begin with a visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004 at the Avis United Methodist Church, Park and Prospect Streets, Avis. Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with her pastor, the Rev. Malcolm Benton, officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park.
In keeping with Maida's wishes, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Avis United Methodist Church, P.O. Box B, Avis, Pa. 17721, or the Susquehanna Home Health Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa. 17701.
Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home A Life Celebration Home, of Jersey Shore is handling arrangements.
Dorothy W. Dress
Dorothy Weber Dress, 89, of 329 S. Hampton St., Lock Haven, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004 in the Lock Haven Hospital ICU. She had entered the hospital Friday.
Born in Lock Haven April 23, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Olive Robb Weber. Dorothy had been raised by her late aunt and uncle Glenn and Alberta Weber.
Mrs. Dress was preceded in death by her first husband, Leonard Edward Eck in 1963 and her second husband, Charles N. Dress in 1987.
She had attended the Lock Haven Schools and was a very hard worker, having been a waitress and housekeeper at various locations in the Lock Haven and Jersey Shore areas.
Surviving are three sons, Richard A. and David A. Eck of Jersey Shore and Edward L. Eck of McElhattan; a daughter, Theresa Ann Salsbury of Harborcreek; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Scott E. Salsbury.
Funeral services for Dorothy Weber Dress will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004 at 11 a.m. in the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Officiating will be Rev. Richard Cartwright, pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Jersey Shore. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Lamar Township, Clinton County. Friends will be received in the funeral home on Tuesday morning one hour prior to the services. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be accepted to the Clinton County SPCA through the funeral home.
The Yost-Gedon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Jennifer K. Englert
Jennifer K. Englert, 18, of 40 E. Avenue, Wellsboro, died at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004 on U.S. Route 6, Richmond Township.
She was born July 13, 1986 in Lock Haven, the daughter of Tim Englert and Lenora Laubscher.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. There will be no public visitation. Burial will be at Victorian Crematory, Bellefonte.
Lenora Laubscher, 42, of 40 E. Avenue, Wellsboro, died at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004 on U.S. Route 6, Richmond Township.
She was born Dec. 15, 1961 in Williamsport, the daughter of the late Arthur Laubscher and Elizabeth Robinson.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. There will be no public visitation. Burial will be at Victorian Crematory, Bellefonte.
Robert B. Corter
Robert B. Corter, 86, of 20 N. Highland St., Lock Haven, died Oct. 23, 2004 in Lock Haven Hospital.
Born June 8, 1918 in Downingtown, he was the son of the late Elmer G. and Mary E. Harpster Corter.
He was a 1934 graduate of Mill Hall High School. He had worked for Piper, Clasters, American Color Chemical, Sylvania, Corps of Engineers and retired from FEMA.
He was a member of Mill Hall United Methodist Church, Lock Haven Elks, Lock Haven Moose and Clinton Country Club. He enjoyed golfing and attending Penn State football games.
Surviving are two sons, William E. Corter of R.D. Beech Creek and Steven B. Corter of Mooresville, N.C.; a daughter, Roberta Ann Kerr of Stafford, Va.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Livingston; a brother, Harold Corter; three wives, Marion Osborne Corter, Marge Fromm Corter and Beatrice Schimp Corter and a grandchildren, Robert Corter.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004 in the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home Inc., 231 High St., Flemington. Rev. Mark Riley will officiate. Interment will be Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday prior to the services in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
David Peck, 21, of Palm City, Fla., died Oct. 16, 2004 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
David was a graduate of Martin County High School, class of 2002, and attended the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C.
He was the son of Alden and Jane Peck Jr. of Palm City, Fla. and is also survived by a sister, Rachel Peck of Philadelphia and grandparents, Alden and Ann Peck Sr. of Palm City and Dr. David and Shirley Thomas of Port St. Lucie, Fla., formerly of Lock Haven.
Memorials in David's name may be made to the American Red Cross, Martin County Chapter, Stuart, Fla. 34994 or 772-287-2002.
Susan L. Harbach
Susan L. Harbach, 87, widow of Charles Harbach, of 173 Noll Drive, Mill Hall, passed away on Monday, Oct. 25, 2004 at Lock Haven Hospital.
Born in Loganton on Aug. 4, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Minnie (Helbley) Herman.
She was formerly employed as a cook at Dunkle's Cafe in Lock Haven and at the former Seyler's Sugar Valley Inn, Loganton. She was also a factory worker with Karnish Industries and Sylvania.
She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, cooking, baseball and most of all, her family.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy L. Donahue of New Columbia and Anna Seyler of Mill Hall, with whom she resided; two sons, Robert L. Seyler of Mill Hall and Edward A. Seyler of Fleetwood; a sister, Lillian Greninger of Lock Haven and a brother, Walter Matthews of Bellview, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Beulah I. Brungard and a brother, Joseph Herman.
The funeral service will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Nittany Valley Drive, Lamar, with the Rev. Dan May officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Wayne P. Urbine Funeral Home Inc., 95 E. Main St., Loganton and also at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held in the Sugar Valley Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Eastville. If desired, memorials may be sent to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Memorial Fund in care of Jean Grieb, Treasurer, 22 Aspen Lane, Mill Hall, Pa. 17751.
George A. Soleto
George A. Soleto, 58, of 405 W. Church St., Mill Hall, died Oct. 25, 2004 at the Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center.
Born March 19, 1946 in Endicott, N.Y., he was the son of the late Cosmo A. and Margaret Schaefer Soleto.
He was married to Darla J. Jackson on Dec. 10, 1977 in Salona. She survives.
George retired in March 2003 as a Lt. Corrections Officer at SCI, Rockview. He had previously worked at SCI Camp Hill and had been a corrections officer for 20 years. George also worked as a park ranger at Poe Valley State Park and had been employed by Montgomery Wards in Endicott, N.Y.
George was a member of the I.C. Church, Lock Haven, the Pa. State Assoc. of Corrections Officers and the American Legion.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of of the Viet Nam Conflict and received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with device and the Navy Unit Commendation Medal. He enjoyed fishing, fly tying and gardening, especially roses.
George was a 1964 graduate of the Vestal Central Sr. High School, Vestal, N.Y.
Surviving are a daughter, Suzanne Ruth Soleto of Columbia, S.C.; a son, Steven A. Soleto of Mill Hall; two brothers, Chester Chet Soleto of Matthews, N.C. and Gregory C. Soleto of Flemington; and a step-sister, Sali (Robert) Lombardo of Endicott, N.Y.
Funeral services are Oct. 29, 2004 at 2 p.m. in the Salona Lutheran Church, Salona. Rev. Daniel May will officiate. Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Dean K. Wetzler Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Salona Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Dean K. Wetzler Jr. Funeral Home, Mill Hall.
Ruth E. Oberg
Ruth E. Oberg, 88, of 40 Cardinal Lane, Mill Hall, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004 at her residence.
She was born July 4, 1916 in Sebring, Ohio, the daughter of the late Joseph G. and Gertrude G. Gillis Campbell. She married Joseph O. Oberg who preceded her in death.
She earned her teaching certificate in elementary education from Kent State University in Ohio. She was employed as an elementary teacher in Ohio, Maryland and Washington D.C.
She was an active member of the McElhattan United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 275 of Lock Haven. She was a member of the Pennsylvania and Maryland Teachers Associations. She enjoyed cooking and baking.
She is survived by three sons, Joseph O. Oberg Jr. of Laurel, Mont., James O. Oberg of Mill Hall and Lawrence A. Oberg of Dunkirk, Md.; a brother, Donald W. Campbell of Sebring, Ohio; a sister, Jane Anthony of Minerva, Ohio; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Joanne Rhinehart and a grandson, Ryan Oberg.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004 at 11 a.m. in the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, with the Rev. Marian K. Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Linnwood Cemetery, McElhattan. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. with the Order of Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. A luncheon will follow the cemetery services at the McElhattan United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Creek Valley Preservation Fund, in care of the funeral home.
William J. Marden
William J. "Bud" Marden, 81, formerly of South Broad Street, Jersey Shore, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004 in Manor Care, Jersey Shore.
He was born Nov. 15, 1922 in Avis, the son of Albert and Ruth Nichols Marden.
His first wife, Betty June Norman, died May 21, 1980. He married his second wife, the former Patricia Ann Desmond, Oct. 1, 1989.
He was a veteran of World War II as a member of the 613th Engineering Corps.
He was employed most of his life by Jersey Shore Steel Company.
He was a life member of Independent Hose Company of Jersey Shore and received the fire company's Life Time Achievement Award in 2003. He was a life member of the Jersey Shore Elks Lodge No. 1057, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 214 and the George Pepperman American Legion Post No. 36. He was a charter member and former commander of the Billy O. Brandt V.F.W. Post No. 5859, Jersey Shore.
Bud meant a great deal to the community of Jersey Shore. He was honored by many organizations including the fire company, the Steel Mill, the V.F.W., the Vets Council and even the French Government for his participation in the D-Day Invasion and Battle of the Bulge.
He enjoyed football, baseball, NASCAR and was an avid hunter.
Besides his wife Pat, he is survived by one son, Daryl L. Marden of Jersey Shore; two daughters, Cherie Willits (Anson Jr.) of Antes Fort and Kim Schweikart (Jeff) of Jersey Shore; one sisters, Ruth E. Peachie Chambers (Bob) of Jersey Shore; step-daughters, Thelma (Delbert) Eckman of Linden and Ann Weaver of R.R.1 Williamsport; three step-sons, Rick (Cindy) Weaver of R.R. 1 Williamsport, Mark (Andrea) Weaver and Bruce (Teresa) Weaver, both of York; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a sister, Betty M. Brickley.
Bud's life celebration will begin with a visitation on Friday, Oct. 29, 2004 from 1:30 until 9 p.m. at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home with Rev. Thomas Jones, pastor of Antes Fort United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be held at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Woolrich. In keeping with Bud's wishes, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either the Antes Fort United Methodist Church Handicap Building Fund, P.O. Box 100, Antes Fort, Pa. 17720; the Independent Hose Co. Memorial Plaque Fund, Pennsylvania Avenue, Jersey Shore, Pa. 17740; or the Jersey Shore Veterans Council, in care of Fred Callahan, Treasurer, 8332 S.R. 654, Williamsport, Pa. 17702.
Ellen M. Brennan
Ellen Marie Brennan, 62, of 147 Seventh St., Renovo, died Oct. 27, 2004 at the Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center.
Born July 19, 1942 in Renovo, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Myrtle Jane Johnson Pelton.
Ellen was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Renovo. She was also a graduate of the former Renovo High School.
Surviving are a companion, James R. Kline of Renovo; a daughter, Christine Gharet of Lock Haven; two sons, William Brennan and Jeffery Brennan, both of Jersey Shore; two brothers, Richard Pelton of Lock Haven and Edward Pelton of Jersey Shore; four sisters, Mary Belle Morton, Alice Sweat, Ada Probst and Betty Cummings, all of Renovo; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Oct. 30, 2004 at 2 p.m. in the Dean K. Wetzler Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall. Rev. Ellen Evans will officiate. Visitation is from noon until the time of services at the funeral home. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Renovo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Center in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Dean K. Wetzler Jr. Funeral Home, Mill Hall.
Robert E. Long
Robert E. Long, 55, of Center Street, Lock Haven and a former resident of Renovo, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004 at his home.
Born June 14, 1949 in Renovo, he was the son of the Joseph Q. and Ethel (Drabic) Long.
He was a member of St. Joseph's Church and a 1968 graduate of Bucktail High School. He was a former member of the Moose and the West Branch Club, all of Renovo.
Robert retired from Pennsylvania Press Metals, Emporium, in 1982, after 15 years. He also volunteered at the Salvation Army in Lock Haven.
He is survived by his mother of North Bend; two brothers, Richard J. Long (Candy) of North Bend and Ronald J. Long (Frances) of Emporium and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1981.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2004 at the church, 925 Huron Ave., with Rev. Donald E. Bosslett officiating. Friends and relatives will be received at the Maxwell Funeral Home, 205 Fifth St., Renovo, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Hyner.
The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph's Church improvement fund.
Dorothy M. Luckenbill
Dorothy McGhee Luckenbill, 88, West Chester, died at her home on Sept. 7, 2004 following a protracted illness.
She was born in Lock Haven in 1916. Following her graduation from Connecticut College in 1937, she moved to New York City to study photography before returning to Lock Haven, where she became a professional photographer.
She married the Rev. F. Graham Luckenbill, then the rector of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church. Following Lock Haven, they had parishes in Wheeling and Fairmont, W.V., before moving to Albany, N.Y. in 1954, where her husband served as chaplain of the New York State Senate in the Harriman Administration.
The Luckenbills moved to Danbury, Conn., in 1958, where her husband served as rector of the Saint James Episcopal Church for 28 years. During that tenure, Darr was very active in Danbury civic affairs as a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission for 16 years. She received the Sears National Award for promoting outstanding civic projects, which included the creation of the Kennedy Memorial Park and the establishment of Richter Park a nationally renowned municipal golf course. She was chair of the Danbury Garden Club's Civic Committee for 20 years and was a member of the Richter Park Authority for nine years.
In the early 1960s, she put down her camera and became a professional artist and art instructor. She taught oil painting classes for 19 years and produced the annual Saint James Art Show, which showcased local artists. She was an active alumnus of Connecticut College and served as gift chair of her 25th reunion.
An avid sports woman, she won two Connecticut State golf titles as well as winning club championships at Ridgewood Country Club, Normanside Country Club in Albany, and the Candlewood Lake Club in New Milford. She was most prideful of having played golf with Gene Sarazen in an exhibition match while she was an undergraduate at Connecticut College in the 1930s.
She is survived by her brother, Brooke McGhee, and his wife Tommy of Lock Haven; her son, Sandy, and his wife Julie of Paoli; and two grandchildren, Kristen Luckenbill of Hermosa Beach, Calif., who is a member of the 2004 Women's Olympic Gold Medal Soccer team, and Jamie Luckenbill, who attends Colby College.
A memorial service and reception will be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Danbury, Conn., on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004 starting at 10 a.m.
Gifts, in lieu of flowers, are to be made to St. James Episcopal Church.
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