Margaret J. 'Peggy' Smiley
LEWISTOWN - Margaret J. "Peggy" Smiley, 59, of 451 S. Grand St., Lewistown, died at 10:18 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, in Lewistown Hospital ER.
Born Feb. 10, 1943, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late John E. and Margaret (Settle) Smiley. Her companion, Linda Douty, survives.
Also surviving are: two sisters, Patricia A. Leeper and Nancy L. Toner and husband Fred, all of Lewistown; six nieces and nephews, Kenneth Leeper, Lewistown, Jeffrey Leeper, New York, Gary Toner, New Jersey, Debra Altiery, Linda Pinto, and Tracey Leeper, all of Lewistown; three great-nieces and four great-nephews, one great-great nephew.
She worked for Aurand For Sports, Lewistown Candy Company and James Havice Inc.
She attended Calvary Bible Church.
She was a graduate of Lewistown High School Class of 1961. Peggy, as she was affectionately known, was an avid fan of sports, music and magazines. She played tennis on the local courts, bowled in both local leagues and state and national tournaments. She played softball in the Centre County slow pitch league for 10 years.
She loved Penn State sports and her fighting Phillies. She was a season ticket holder for football for 44 years and followed the Lady Lions Basketball team since its origin in the White Gymnasium, and was a partial season ticket holder for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Peggy was a member of the Nittany Lion Club, the Lady Lion Cager Club, the Women's International Bowling Congress, Women of the Moose, the Anne Murray fan club, the Precious Moments Collections Club. Active in RVing Women's Camping at the Locust Campground, she and her companion spent summers camping at the Locust Campground and traveling to various campgrounds on the East coast.
Missy and Cuddles, her Shih-tzus, were her constant and loving four-legged friends.
Peggy was indeed a loving and caring friend. She made us all feel welcome and comfortable in her presence. God called her home so that she might rest in peace, free of pain. She's smiling down on us now.
Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with Rev. Howard Houtz officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.
Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to: Calvary Bible Church, 301 S. Pine St., Lewistown, PA 17044.
Doyle L. 'Mutt' Smith
LEWISTOWN - Doyle L. "Mutt" Smith, 72, of 551 Woodland Ave., Lewistown, died at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at BHC-William Penn, Lewistown.
Born Jan. 29, 1931, in Calvin, he was a son of the late Donald A. and Irene O. (Gregor) Smith. His wife, Mildred J. (Spickler) Smith, whom he married May 27, 1955, survives.
Also surviving are: three children, Doyle E. and Douglas C. Smith, and Mrs. Frank (Jeannie O.) Goss, all of Lewistown; eight siblings, Wilbur Smith, Burnham, Sylvia Garber, Shade Gap, William Smith, Cook, Sara Jane Rossman, and Noyd Smith, both of McClure, Jeanette Shade and Dennis Smith, both of Martinsburg, WV, and Bonnie Peffer, Lewistown; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Penny Louise Smith on Dec. 28, 1958; five brothers, George, Donald, Martin, John and Lester Smith; and a sister, Mabel Stuckey.
He was a retired logger. He had worked for Hurlburt & Savitts Lumber Mill for over 30 years.
His graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy with Robert Spickler officiating.
Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville is in charge of arrangements.
Joyce R. Smith
YEAGERTOWN - Joyce R. Smith, 84, of 114 N. Main St., Yeagertown died at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Born June 13, 1918, in Barrville, she was a daughter of the late Wallace E. and Esther Helen (Moore) Smith.
Surviving are: a sister, Mrs. Stanley (Naomi) Barber, Lewistown; and four nieces and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold E. Smith and Gerald B. Smith.
Early in life she was a sales representative for a Portrait Company.
She attended Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Yeagertown. She enjoyed taking candy and little gifts to Amish families at Christmas time and also was an avid gardener.
Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville with Rev. Philip C. Tundel officiating. Interment will be in Yeagertown Lutheran Cemetery.
There will be no public viewing, however, the family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home.
The family will provide flowers, memorials may be sent to: Holy Communion Lutheran Church, N. Main St., Yeagertown, PA 17099.
Oral R. 'Richie' Smith
LEWISTOWN - Oral R. 'Richie' Smith, 80, of 138 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 29, 2003, at Hershey Medical Center.
Born June 23, 1922, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late George M. and Erma M. (Shirk) Smith. His wife, Violet B. (Kratzer) Smith, whom he married June 23, 1942, survives.
Also surviving are: three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Linda K.) Rowles, Lockport, Mrs. Douglas (Vicki L.) Varner, McClure, and Daria G. Wray and fiance Steve Harpster, Lockport; a brother, Russell M. Smith, and two sisters, Sylvania Royer and Mary Spigelmyer, all of Lewistown; six granddaughters, two step-granddaughters, four great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
He was a custodian for the Mifflin County School District, retiring in 1987. He had also been employed by American Viscose Corp., Knights Life Ins. Co. and S.H. Rothermel Meat and Cheese Co.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.
He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Church.
He was a founder of Shawnee Archery Club. He loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He was also an accomplished wild life artist.
His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, Inc., 200 N. Main St., Lewistown with Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be held in Lind Memorial Cemetery. Military graveside rites by VFW Post 7011.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to: St. John's ELC 120 N. Main St., Lewistown or to American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Bldg. D, Altoona, PA 16601.
Harold E. Snook
LEWISTOWN - Harold E. Snook, 74, of 210 Shaw Ave., Lewistown, died at 5:50 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2003, at his residence.
Born Feb. 10, 1929, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Clair and Sarah (Goss) Snook. His wife, Nancy (Goodwin) Snook, whom he married on April 14, 1949, survives.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Pamela) Hafer of Sayre; a brother, Lee Snook of Minnesota; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He worked for AT&T for 40 years, retiring in 1986.
He was a member at Grace United Methodist Church, Lewistown and Masonic Lodge 203 F&AM, Lewistown, and was in Telecommunications for Penn State Football for 42 years.
A private graveside funeral will be held with the Rev. Charles W. Sprenkle officiating. Interment will be in Mount Rock Cemetery.
There will be no viewing.
The family will provide all flowers. Memorials may be sent to: Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or Hospice: The Bridge, 2nd floor, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.
Robert G. Snook
BELLEVILLE - Robert G. Snook, 79, of 25 Young Lane, Belleville, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Malta Home.
Born Sept. 29, 1923, in Milroy, he was a son of the late Ralph D. and Bertha M. (Harmon) Snook. His wife, Marjorie A. (Young) Snook, preceded him in death on Feb. 17, 2002.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Gwendolyn) Kauffman, Belleville; a sister, Mrs. Dean (Louise) Keiser, Columbus Grove, OH; three grandchildren, Mrs. Jeffrey (Kimberly) Yoder, Belleville, Todd and Laurie Kauffman, McVeytown, and Mrs. Eugene (Holly) Byler, Belleville; and two great-grandchildren, Morgan Yoder and Griffin Byler.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard F. Snook and Ralph D. Snook.
He was employed in the foundry of Sperry-New Holland, retiring in 1985 with 42 years of service.
He served with the U.S. Army in World War II, European Theatre.
He was a member of Watts United Methodist Church, Belleville.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.
Donald Van Gilder Snyder
YEAGERTOWN - Donald Van Gilder Snyder, 80, of 170 Wilderness Drive, Yeagertown, died at 12:20 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2003, at his home.
Born June 18, 1922, in Danville, he was a son of the late Warren Alfred Snyder who died March 21, 1961, and Mildred E. (Knarr) Snyder Strong, who died March 4, 1991. He was also preceded in death by his step-father, Abram J. Strong, who died Feb. 5, 1990. His wife, Vernida Mae (Clark) Snyder, whom he married Jan. 26, 1942, survives.
Also surviving are: four daughters, Mrs. Dr. James (Dawn) Rodgers, State College, Mrs. Ronald (Linda) Sheetz, 10 Waterway, Yeagertown, Mrs. Eugene (Micki) Williams, 160 Wilderness Dr., Yeagertown, and Mrs. George (Deborah) Baughman, Betty Circle, Reedsville; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
During World War II, he served in the 881st Bomb Squadron of the U.S. Air Corps at a superfortress air base in the Marianas Islands in the Western Pacific Theater, supporting the air offensive against Japan.
He was decorated with the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Stars and the World War II Victory Medal. He held a "Sharpshooter Badge with Carbine Bar 11 Jan 44".
Prior to and immediately after the service, he worked as a vending machine repair and service man. He was a self taught TV and appliance service technician and in 1951 he and his wife began a business known as Snyders TV and Appliance in Yeagertown. The business sold televisions during the growth of the television industry during the 1950's and branched out into furniture and appliances and used cars as well as ski boats and supplies. He and his wife operated United Buying Service for a time in the late 1970's and early '80s, which was a precursor to the now well-known buying clubs like Sam's (operated by Wal-Mart) and Costco. He retired from his many businesses in the mid 1980's.
Don is responsible for the existence of the residential development known as Forest Hills in Yeagertown. He built the roads himself and developed lots in Forest Hills and the home in which he died.
He was a Lutheran by faith and a life member of Lewistown Lodge #663 B.P.O.E and VFW Post 7011. Don was an avid hunter and formed Jack's Mountain Hunting Club. He also enjoyed golfing and poker. At the age of 75 he acquired a personal computer and taught himself to operate it.
His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with Rev. Thomas Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery with graveside military rites by VFW Post 7011.
Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to the charity of one's choice.
Norma L. Snyder
LEWISTOWN - Norma L. Snyder, 76, of Kish Apartments, 196 S. Main St., Lewistown, died at 11:27 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown.
Born Aug. 24, 1926, in Yeagertown, she was a daughter of the late George and Mabel (Leeper) Lewis. Her husband, Norman E. Snyder, died in 1968.
Surviving are: a son, John H. Snyder and wife Carol, Bloomsburg; a brother, Richard L. Lewis, Lewistown; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Peggy) Null, Deltona, FL; and three grandchildren, Charles, Philip, and Robert Snyder.
She was preceded in death by two sons, William H. and Richard L. Snyder.
She worked in the Housekeeping Department at Lewistown Hospital with 10 years of service, retiring in 1992.
She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown.
Her memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Rev. Robert Clark officiating. Private interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery.
There will be no public viewing.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Hospice the Bridge, c/o Lewistown Hospital, Second Floor, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.
Oscar C. Snyder
LEWISTOWN - Oscar C. Snyder, 66, of RD3 Lewistown, died at 1:03 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at Lewistown Hospital.
Born Oct. 3, 1936, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late George and Margaret (Sherriff) Snyder. His wife, Janice (Bowersox) Snyder, whom he married Sept. 14, 1957, survives.
Also surviving are: eight children, William D. Snyder, McClure, Carl L. Snyder, Lewistown, Bobby J. Snyder, Nags Head, NC, Kevin W. Snyder and Mrs. James (Linda) Young, both of Lewistown, Mrs. James (Vicki) Laub, Jr., McClure, Tammy Snyder and Amber Snyder, both of Lewistown; a brother, James C. Snyder, Lewistown; five sisters, Delsie Maben, Faye Walls, Mrs. George (Betty) Ross, Mrs. John (Helen) Hackett, all of Lewistown, and Mrs. Frank (Esther) Maines, Shawville; 22 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ira and Lewis Snyder.
He was an Interstate truck driver for 20 years.
He was a member of Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.
His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Rev. George Mark and Rev. Michael S. Bailey officiating. Interment will be in Paintersville CMA Cemetery, Paintersville.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Nettie E. Soccio
LEWISTOWN - Nettie E. Soccio, 89, of 3437 State Route 103 North, Lewistown, went home to be with the Lord at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Lewistown Hospital.
Born Aug. 17, 1913, in McConnellsburg, she was a daughter of the late John and Susan H. (Seville) Pine. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Luther M. Crouse, in 1965 and her second husband, Tony Soccio, in 1989.
Surviving are: children, John L. Crouse and his wife, Georgiana, Lewistown, Marie Murray, St. Mary's and Mrs. Robert (Janet) Walker, Yeagertown; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Nicole Daubert.
She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, Burnham and was a production employee at the Cluett-Peabody shirt factory in Lewistown for more than 20 years, retiring in 1975.
A memorial service is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Bible Baptist Church, Burnham, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. There will be no public viewing.
Memorials may be made to the Bible Baptist Church, 101 N. Beach St., Burnham, PA 17009.
Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown is in charge of the arrangements.