Robert E. McConaghay
Robert Eugene (Bob) McConaghay, 79, Palm Desert, Calif., died Oct. 30, 2004 in Palm Desert.
Bob was born on June 8, 1925 in Renovo to James McConaghay and Lucinda A. Wilson, the ninth of 10 children.
He graduated from Renovo High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1969, retiring as a major.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marjorie Ellen Tanner of Morro Bay and Palm Desert, Calif.; his children Ed, Richard, Anne and David; brothers Bill McConaghay of Williamsport and Don McConaghay of Morro Bay; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004 at Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church.
The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association.
Marjorie R. Adomis
Marjorie R. Adomis, 81, of Morrisdale, died Nov. 9, 2004 in Altoona Hospital, Altoona.
Born Nov. 23, 1922 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late William and Genny Bitner Kennelley.
She was married to Peter Paul Adomis Sr. on May 15, 1940 in Cumberland, Md. He died Jan. 24, 1989.
Mrs. Adomis was a protestant by faith. She was a graduate of the Normal School class of 1940, Lock Haven. She retired in 1986 from General Cigar in Philipsburg, having worked in the shipping department for 24 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Gail E. Ohl of Morrisdale; three sons, Peter Paul Adomis Jr. and wife Ginny of Dover, Pa., James E. Adomis and wife Mary of Windsor, and John F. Adomis and wife Denise of Red Lion; two sisters, Betty Kinley and husband Dallas of Mill Hall, and Sarah Crecraft and husband Lawrence of Painesville, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson Ronald A. Ohl, sister Alice Powers and brother Donald Kennelley.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2004 in the chapel of Strange and Weaver Funeral Services, Morrisdale. A luncheon will follow the service at Key Largo Allport. Rev. Norman L. Marden will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park, McElhattan. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Rest Haven Memorial Park, McElhattan, with Rev. Norman L. Marden officiating.
Jessie M. Eyer
Jessie M. Eyer, 84, of 201 S. Summit St., Lock Haven, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004 at the Lock Haven Hospital.
She was born Jan. 19, 1920 in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of the late Jessie Wilbur and Helen Calderwood Eyer.
She was a 1937 graduate of Riverside High School, Buffalo, N.Y. She was employed as a bookkeeper for the Western Union Telegraph Company from 1942 until her retirement in 1976. She was an active member and treasurer of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
She is survived by three cousins, Beryl Roach of Lock Haven, Emma Jean Andrews of McElhattan and Maggie Eggler of Mill Hall.
Private funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, Lock Haven. There will be no public visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 112 E. Main St., Lock Haven or the Clinton County SPCA, 33 Mill Hill Road, Lock Haven.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Moriarty-Dutcavich Funeral Home, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven.
Charles C. Rudolph
Charles C. Rudolph, 75, of Renovo, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004 at Bucktail Medical Center, where he was a patient since April 12, 2004.
Born June 5, 1929 in Renovo, he was the son of Benjamin and Minnie (Zimmerman) Rudolph.
Earlier in life, he worked at the former Lock Haven Brick Yard and then in the 1950's, he worked for the steam heating plant in Renovo.
There are no immediate survivors. Interment will be private at North Bend Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Maxwell Funeral Home.
Malcolm C. Purvis
Malcolm C. Purvis, 89, of Avis, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004 in the Jersey Shore Hospital.
He was born in Stapleton, Ga. on Dec. 3, 1914, a son of Henry Clay and Fronie Huff Purvis.
He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
He was married to the former Alice Wool on Nov. 7, 1969 and she survives.
He was a carpenter all his life, retiring from PennDOT in 1977.
He was a life member of the Jersey Shore VFW Post No. 5859 and Loyal Order of Moose No. 214. He was a 50-year member of the Avis American Legion Post No. 284.
He enjoyed baseball, mowing and gardening.
Besides his wife Alice, he is survived by three sons, Tom of Waterville, Malcolm Jr. (Keri) of Felton and Ronald (Diane) of Woolrich; seven daughters, Donna (Rick) Bierly of Waterville, Karen Purvis (Les) of Waterville, Naomi (Hershal) Milton of Jersey Shore, Arlene Heckman of Silver Spring, Md., Helen (Tom) Quiggle of Salladasburg, Michele West of Salladasburg and Bonnie (Richard) Close of Wellsboro; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In keeping with Malcolm's wishes, there will be no visitation and his service and interment will be at the convenience of his family. Contributions may be made to the Clinton County SPCA, 33 Mill Hill Road, Lock Haven, Pa. 17745.
The Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 'A Life Celebration Home,' of Jersey Shore is handling arrangements.
George 'Cowboy' Wagner, 76, of Stoneham, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004 in Warren General Hospital.
Born Oct. 13, 1928 in Jersey Shore, he was the son of the late John and Luva Moore Wagner.
He was married to Mary Jane Kasaback who survives.
He was employed at Struthers Wells and was owner/operator of Big Pine Greenhouse.
George was a former Pa. State Fishing Champion in 1961, 1962, 1964 and 1965.
Surviving are two daughters and three sons, Debbie Ruzich of Tidioute, Tim Wagner of Stoneham, Kimberly Zisch of Colorado, David Wagner of Warren and Tom Wagner of Lancaster; three sisters and five brothers, Anna M. Koch of Sugar Grove, Mary Trinidad of San Antonio, Texas, Sara Hennesy of Warren, John L. Wagner of Sugar Grove, Harry E. Wagner of Girard, Charles W. Wagner of Jersey Shore, Herbert L. Wagner of Warren and Richard A. Wagner of Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Wagner and a brother, David Wagner.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
The Borden-Lloyd Funeral Home, Sheffield, is in charge of arrangements.
W. Richard 'Dickie' DeLong
W. Richard 'Dickie' DeLong, 70, 216 S. Allegheny St., Bellefonte, died at 1:25 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003 in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Born Jan. 18, 1933 in Orviston, he was the son of the late James F. and Jeanette Harris DeLong.
He was married to Shirley J. Beatty DeLong on Sept. 1, 1984 in Bellefonte. She preceded him in death on Oct. 6, 2001.
He was a 1951 graduate of Bald Eagle-Nittany High School and had attended Penn State. He was also an Army veteran of the Korean War. He served as a private first class with the 281st Military Police Company, in which he received the National Defense Service Medal.
He was an estimator and purchasing agent for Joseph C. Hazel Inc. from 1968 until his retirement in 1994.
He was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church, Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge 1094, American Legion Post 33, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1600 and the the Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 268, all of Bellefonte. He was a member of the Nittany Country Club, Mingoville and the Sterling Run Hunting Club, Pine Glen.
He enjoyed golf, travel and going to camp. He loved to spend time with his daughters and his grandchildren.
Surviving are three stepdaughters, Shawnee Korman of Centre Hall, Desiree Love of Bellefonte and Tanya Wright of Flower Mound, Texas; 11 grandchildren and a sister, Nancy DeLong.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003 in the Wetzler Funeral Home, Bellefonte, with the Rev. Dr. Doyle H. Klinger Jr. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Union Township. Calling hours will be Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Wetzler Funeral Home, Bellefonte. There will be military graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Centre Unit, at 123 S. Sparks St., State College, Pa. 16801, or to Faith United Methodist Church, 512 Hughes St., Bellefonte, Pa. 16823.
Anthony A. Torsell
Anthony A. Torsell, 96, Lock Haven, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003 in the Lock Haven Hospital.
He was born Nov. 10, 1906 in Bellefonte, the son of the late Peter and Mary Josephine Vitale Torsell. He was a 1924 graduate of the Immaculate Conception High School. On April 7, 1937 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lock Haven, he and his wife, the former Gertrude A. Rohe, were married. She died March 25, 1999.
He worked with his brother, the late Joseph Torsell, in the Shore Repair Shop on Bellefonte Avenue through his high school years. On Oct. 1, 1934, he opened his own business, the Anthony A. Torsell Agency, an insurance and real estate company. After his marriage, his wife joined him in running the business.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He served on the Clinton County Industrial Corporation Board from its inception. He also served on the board of directors of the former Commonwealth Bank of Lock Haven for 37 years. He served on the board of directors of the Lock Haven University Foundation and received an honorary degree in 1984. He served on the board of directors of the American Cancer Society. He served on the Clinton County TB Society and was a representative of the state board. He was a life member of the board of directors of the Salvation Army. He was a 50-year member of the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce and served as president in 1949. He served 54 years on the board of directors of the Nittany Motor Club, where he served as president in 1982 and 1983.
He was a life member of the Lock Haven Council 1774 of the Knights of Columbus and served three terms as Grand Knight. He was also a life member of the Fourth Degree Father Rechsteiner General Assembly, Williamsport, of the Knights of Columbus.
He was a life member of Sons of Italy 146 of Lock Haven, the Elks Lodge 182 of Lock Haven and a life member of the Moose Club 100 of Lock Haven.
He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Mass will be Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003 at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Daniel J. O'Neill officiating. Friends will be received at the Moriarty-Dutcavich Funeral Home, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven, Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., with a Vigil for the Deceased at 6 p.m. and the Recitation of the Rosary by the Knights of Columbus at 7:30. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Lock Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lock Haven Catholic Endowment Fund, 311 W. Water St., Lock Haven, Pa. 17745, or the American Cancer Society, 35 Bellefonte Ave., Lock Haven, Pa. 17745.
Margaret C. Davidson
Margaret C. Davidson, 88, of Rock Spring Village, Havre de Grace, Md., died Nov. 3, 2004.
Born Aug. 27, 1916 in Tiadaghton, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Florence Carter of Jersey Shore.
She was married to Lee E. Davidson on Oct. 25, 1951.
She attended the Williamsport School of Nursing for two years and worked as a registered nurse at Harford Memorial Hospital for 30 years.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Fort Antes Chapter, Jersey Shore, and the Presbyterian Church of Havre de Grace.
Surviving are a son, Lee Carter Davidson Sr., of Havre de Grace; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Davidson Wishart.
Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery.
Albert N. Suiter
Albert Nicholas Suiter, 60, of 931 Third Street, Jersey Shore, died at his home on Nov. 3, 2004.
He was born July 11, 1944 in Morristown, N.J., the son of the late Dr. James E. and Ida Higgison Suiter.
He is survived by his former wife, Vivian L. Wilson Suiter, who lives in E. Juliet, Ga.
A graduate of the South Georgia Technical School, he had worked as an auto mechanic.
He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Jersey Shore and considered himself a 'railroad nut.'
Mr. Suiter had previously lived in Macon, Ga. and Bonita Springs, Fla., before moving to Jersey Shore.
Surviving are a daughter, Virginia Leigh Fleming of E. Juliet, Ga.; a brother, Galen Paul Suiter of Coosada, Ala.; three sisters, Margarita DeFore of Forsyth, Ga. and Anne Woodring and Julia Bledsoe, both of Reno, Nev. and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Anthony Evans Suiter in 1993 and James W. Suiter in 1965.
Funeral services will be Nov. 8, 2004 at 10 a.m. in the Trinity Episcopal Church, 174 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Jersey Shore. Rev. Audrey Murdock, his pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Swissdale Cemetery, Lock Haven. Friends will be received one hour prior to services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 174 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Jersey Shore, Pa. 17740.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Dean K. Wetzler Jr. Funeral Home, Mill Hall.
Carl L. Vroman Sr.
Carl Leroy Vroman Sr., 82, of Sixth Street, Renovo, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004 at the Bucktail Medical Center, where he had resided for the past five months.
Born Oct. 11, 1922 in Renovo, he was the son of the late Thomas and Myrtle (Smith) Vroman.
Carl and his wife, the former Sally Kepler, observed their 43rd wedding anniversary on May 12, 2004.
He attended Renovo High School. He served during World War II as a member of the First Amphibious Brigade at Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe, receiving the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.
In the 1950s, he held offices at the local, district, state and national levels of the American Legion, where he was appointed district commander of the legion's District 16 in 1954.
Carl was appointed as mayor of Renovo on Aug. 13, 1979, serving in that capacity until Jan. 1982. He was one of the committee members responsible for 'Christmas in Renovo' in 1978, when they sold Christmas light bulbs and decorated the community Christmas tree. He was also instrumental in organizing the 'Great Model Train Race,' where children of 'all ages' brought their trains and raced them on tracks set up on the sidewalks in conjunction with a sidewalk sales event in Renovo.
After returning from the service, he worked as a car repairman in the Pa. R.R. car shops and later as plant superintendent for Viclad Industries and Lifetime Pools in South Renovo. In 1965, he returned to work for the Pa. Railroad, where he worked as a trainman and conductor in passenger service on the Renovo to Buffalo and Renovo to Erie runs until leaving service in 1972.
He later worked for the Greater Renovo Television Corporation and also as a newspaper photographer and advertising salesperson for The Record. He also did advertising for the Clinton County Shopper.
His hobbies included woodworking, photography and model trains, and he enjoyed visiting with his family. Carl was a very outgoing person who was always willing to lend a hand to his friends and neighbors. He also was a bonded licensed locksmith.
As a newspaper photographer, he had the opportunity to meet and photograph several presidents, Mohammed Ali and covered several space shuttle launches and landings.
Most people will remember his model train layouts on floats in some of the Christmas parades in Renovo. Several years ago, he was one of two first prize winners (world-wide) in a photo contest sponsored by LGB of Germany which featured LGB trains and flowers.
Mr. Vroman was a member of the former Shintown United Methodist Church and the North Bend United Methodist Church. He was a past chairman of the Renovo Area Council of Churches.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Carl Jr. (Anne) of Walworth, N.Y. and Earl of Marion, N.Y.; three daughters, Grace (Thomas) Simms of Austin, Nanci (Frank) Fragale of Palmyra, N.Y. and Jean (Robert) Zuback of Emporium; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mary (Lawrence) Tolomay and Mrs. Virginia Johnson, both of Renovo and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
A memorial service (to be announced) will be held at a later date. Interment will be at the North Bend Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home Inc., Flemington.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bucktail Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility or the North Bend United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Charles H. Harter Sr.
Charles H. Harter Sr., 89, of Castanea, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at Susque-View Nursing Home, Lock Haven.
He was born in Jacksonville on Feb. 18, 1915, a son of the late Willard and Gertrude Confer Harter.
His wife, the former Rebecca Winslow, preceded him in death.
He was a 1933 graduate of Howard High School and a self-employed dairy farmer. He also worked for O.W. Houts and American Analine of Lock Haven for 22 years until his retirement.
He attended Jacksonville Emmanuel United Church of Christ. In his younger years, he was a member of the 4-H Sheep Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Gertrude A. Gettig of Bellefonte and Beverly J. Tibbens of Marquette, Mich.; two sons, Charles H. Harter Jr. of Mill Hall and George G. Harter of Castanea; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at the W. Robert Neff Funeral Home, 135 W. Main St., Howard, with the Rev. Alan S. Eckenroad officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park, McElhattan. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton County SPCA, Mill Hill, Lock Haven, Pa. 17745.
Anna 'Dolly' K. Hinchliffe
Anna 'Dolly' K. Hinchliffe, 86, formerly of Jersey Shore and McElhattan, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004 at ManorCare in Jersey Shore.
She was born in Jersey Shore on March 14, 1918, a daughter of Harry C. and Dorothy Taylor Thompson.
She was a 1936 Jersey Shore High School graduate. She was a secretary and bookkeeper, retiring from Hauberman Salvage Co. in Lock Haven.
She was a member of the McElhattan United Methodist Church and was church organist for 20 years. She was a member of the church's United Methodist Women's Association and the Wayne Township Fire Co. Auxiliary.
Her survivors include her son, Harry Hardt of Liverpool, N.Y. and one granddaughter, Ashley Marie Hardt.
In keeping with Dolly's wishes, there will be no visitation and her services will be held at her family's convenience. Interment will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery.
The Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 'A Life Celebration Home,' of Jersey Shore is handling the arrangements.
Marian L. Deshay
Marian L. Deshay, 86, formerly of 323 Oak St., Jersey Shore, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004 in the Cary Medical Center in Caribou, Maine.
Born March 1, 1918 in Jersey Shore, she was the daughter of Harold Hoy and the former Susan Van Gorder.
Her husband, John W. Deshay, preceded her in death April 9, 1991. They were united in marriage Oct. 3, 1946 in South Williamsport.
For many years, she was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Jersey Shore.
She is survived by a son, Robert L. Bennett and his wife, Dorothy, of Caribou, Maine.
Graveside memorial services will be Monday, Nov. 8, 2004 at 1 p.m. in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. Friends may call from noon Monday until the time of services in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore.
Margaret Ruth Hettinger Schrack, 89, of Spring Mills, formerly of Booneville and Oak Ridge Personal Care in Mill Hall, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004 in Jersey Shore Hospital, Jersey Shore.
She was born April 13, 1915 in Gregg Township, a daughter of Herbert Clayton Hettinger and Irma Mae (Smith) Hettinger.
She married Ammon Morlin Schrack on July 4, 1955 in Clinton County. He died April 29, 1982.
Margaret worked at the paper mill in Lock Haven and helped with her nieces and nephews when they were born. She also helped to care for the elderly.
She was a member of the Green Grove Brethren in Christ Church and also attended the Lutheran Church in Loganton.
Margaret enjoyed gardening, canning and baking.
Surviving are sisters, Gladys M. Hettinger Duck of South Daten, N.Y., and Dorothy I. Hettinger Ilgen of Spring Mills; a sister-in-law, Dora E. Biddle Hettinger of Rebersburg, and nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were a sister, Mary S. Albright; brothers, Theodore, Clayton and Ralph Hettinger and his wife, Lora Mae (Scheasley); and brothers-in-law, Howard H. Duck, Curtis E. Ilgen Sr. and Lawrence Albright.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at Steven R. Neff Funeral Home, 120 W. Main St., Millheim, with the Rev. Darrell L. Smucker officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery, Booneville. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assn., Memorial and Honor Program, Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio, 44720; or the Alzheimer Assn., 2790 W. College Ave., State College, Pa. 16801.
Elwood L. Huffman
Elwood L. Huffman, age 84, of Dutch Hollow Road, Jersey Shore, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004 in Williamsport Hospital.
He was born in Pine Creek Township, Clinton County, on Sept. 10, 1920, a son of Elmer and Edna Bower Huffman.
Elwood was married to the former June Adrian on May 18, 1938 and she survives.
He was a World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
Elwood retired in 1980 from Bethlehem Steel Co., Williamsport, as a wire drawer with over 41 years with the company.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing but was known for his love of trapping.
Besides his wife June, he is survived by a son, William E. Huffman of Jersey Shore, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Elaine Ludwig of Jersey Shore.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Marlene Beaver, three sisters, Betty Walker, Evanna Eck and Erma Huffman, and a brother, Bruce J. Huffman.
A celebration of Elwood's life will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rearick-
Carpenter Funeral Home Ltd., 'A Life Celebration Home,' 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, with the Rev. Ted Van Schoick officiating. A visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Jersey Shore Cemetery.
Gerald E. 'Cotton' Holter
Gerald E. 'Cotton' Holter, 78, of 20 Oriole Road, Lock Haven, died Nov. 5, 2004 in Lititz.
Born Aug. 30, 1926 in Orviston, he was the son of the late Edgar A. and Velma Shawley Holter.
He and Peggy L. Heller Holter were married Jan. 20, 1956. She survives.
He was a 1944 graduate of Beech Creek High School and was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
He retired after 42 years in the aircraft industry and drove cars for MacIntyre's, Lock Haven University and private transportation for the last 15 years.
He was a member of East Main Street United Methodist Church, Lafayette Lodge No. 199, Jaffa Shrine and National Rifle Association.
Surviving are three sons, David E. Eck of Lamar, Rodney P. Holter of Albuquerque, N.M. and Richard A. Holter of Lock Haven; a brother, Bruce A. Holter of Las Vegas, Nev. and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Edrie Johnson and Elaine Dickey.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004 at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home Inc., 231 High St., Flemington. Rev. Bruce Wallace will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the East Main Street United Methodist Church.
Alfred L. Hauser Sr.
Alfred L. Hauser Sr., 73, of Jersey Shore, died Nov. 5, 2004 at home, surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born Feb. 26, 1931 in Collomsville, he was the son of the late Henry Sr. and Lydia Kreitz Hauser.
Al and his wife Henrietta Speary celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on April 4, 2004.
Al was a graduate of the 1949 class of Jersey Shore Area High School and in his senior year, he was captain of the football team. He enjoyed attending every class reunion. He also attended Williamsport Technical Institute, Lycoming College, Lock Haven State University and received his B.S. from Elizabethtown College in 1977 in vocational education. He received his masters equivalency from Pennsylvania State University in 1980.
Al retired from the Pennsylvania College of Technology in 1992 after 29 years as a faculty member and administrator, including assistant professor and coordinator of the vocational education program, assistant dean of vocational education and assistant professor of machine tool technology. He contributed significantly in the development and leadership of the secondary program and was instrumental in the development of the current Advanced Technology Center and world class Automated Manufacturing Laboratory in 1985. One of Al's proudest moments was when he received the Excellence in Teaching Award from Penn College in 1989.
Al served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from 1951 through 1955 in the Strategic Air Command, Hunter Air Force Base, Savannah, Ga.
Prior to Al's cancer diagnosis, he was blessed with good health and enjoyed many years of retirement. He and his wife Hensy enjoyed traveling with friends and family, including trips to Hawaii, the Panama Canal and RV-ing throughout the United States. They enjoyed their winters on Sunshine Key, Fla., with many friends they met throughout the United States and Canada. While in the Keys, Al enjoyed golfing, fishing, bike riding, competing in horseshoe tournaments, happy hours and fish fries.
Al was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Jersey Shore, LaBelle Masonic Lodge and the Korean War Veterans Association.
Surviving are his wife, Henrietta (Hensy) Hauser; three sons, Alfred L. (Joan) Hauser Jr. of Jersey Shore, Dr. David (Carol) Hauser of Toledo, Ohio and Kenneth Hauser of Jackson, Miss.; one daughter, Gail H. (David) Bair of Williamsport; three brothers, Henry Hauser Jr. of Antes Fort, Melvin (Bud) Hauser of English Center and Fred Hauser of Linden; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Hauser in 1991.
Funeral services will be held privately at his family's convenience from the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 'A Life Celebration Home,' Jersey Shore. Interment will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery. Al's public memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004 from the Trinity United Methodist Church, 1407 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, with his pastor, Rev. Richard B. Cartwright, officiating, assisted by Rev. Charles P. Johnson. Immediately following the memorial service, all are invited to a 'Life Celebration' reception and luncheon to be held in Trinity's Social Hall. His family will provide flowers and suggests contributions be made to either the Penn College of Technology Scholarship Fund, One College Avenue, Williamsport, Pa. 17701 or Geisinger Hospice, 100 North Academy Ave., Danville, Pa. 17822.
Arlene R. Shaffer
Arlene R. Shaffer, 70 10th St., Jersey Shore, died Dec. 26, 2004 in her home.
Born in Dewart, Lycoming County, she was the daughter of the late Hazel Marion Weber and George W. Weber. Also preceding her in death were three sisters, Betty Weber Brisso, Eleanor Weber Shaffer and Katie Weber Cattoni.
On July 31, 1947, she married the late Forrest R. Fisher, who died Nov. 19, 1968. On Dec. 19, 1981, she married John W. Shafter, who survives along with her four stepchildren, Larry Shaffer, Mae Vanemon, Patricia Anderson and Diane Swales.
Arlene moved back from Muscatine, Iowa to Lock Haven and went to work in Addies and later in the offices of the late Dr. Edward Hoberman, Piper Aircraft and the American Cancer Society. She was an active member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
She has two surviving daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Pamela) Fisher-Poorman of Lock Haven and Mrs. Michael (Cathy) Lee of Muscatine, Iowa.
She loved spending time with her family, was a wonderful wife and loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed visiting her two daughters, Cathy in Iowa and Pam in Florida.
Also surviving are a brother, George 'Jake' H. Weber; four grandchildren, Samantha S. Lee-Balmaceda, Stephanie S. A. Simander, Valerie A. Lee-Smothers and Sean Michael Simander; four step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, Caleb F. Simander, Alexis Marie Balmaceda, Anthony Michael Balmaceda, Kathleen Elizabeth Simander and Ryan Thomas Smothers and five step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Dec. 31, 2004 at the St. Lukes United Church of Christ, 1175 W. Fourth St., Lock Haven. Rev. John Silliman, her pastor and ordained minister Susan H. Champion, will officiate. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or St. Lukes United Church of Christ, in care of the funeral home.
Donald E. Heverly
Donald E. Heverly, 66, of Monument, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004 at Lock Haven Hospital.
Born Feb. 20, 1938 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Blair Heverly, who died in 1988 and Nancy Shope Heverly of Monument.
He was a 1956 graduate of Lock Haven High School and later graduated from Williamsport Cosmetology School.
He retired from ITT Cannon in Santa Ana, Calif. in 1998, after 26 years of service. Prior to that, he was employed at Hammermill in Lock Haven.
He was a member of the Brethren In Christ Church in Marsh Creek. Over the years, Don worked extensively with the church, particularly serving in several mission trips to Haiti.
He was well known for his artwork.
Don also served his country in the U.S. Army.
Surviving are two daughters, Tanya Walker of Mill Hall and Ellen Jane Zelinskie of Philadelphia; two sons, Steven of Tennessee and Robert of Woolrich; five sisters, Mary Ellen Karichner and Marla (Tom) Grugan of Mill Hall, Lorraine Combs and Mona (Roger) Falls of Monument, Maudella Heverly of Snow Shoe and Jim Wagner; a brother, David Heverly (Mabel) of Mill Hall; two half-brothers, Dave (Sue) Hackenberg and Barry (Sharon) Hackenberg, both of Rote and a half-sister, Joy Strouse (Ron) of Clintondale.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30 at the W. Robert Neff Funeral Home, 135 W. Main St., Howard. Kathy Lichty will officiate. Burial will be in Brethren In Christ Cemetery, Marsh Creek. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brethren In Christ Church, 417 Summit Hill Road, Howard, Pa. 16841.
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