Obituaries

Janet M. Bittner

Janet M. Bittner, 77, of Trout Run, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. She was born Sept. 29, 1940, in Williamsport a daughter of Harold and Clara Hackling Houseknecht. Janet was a 1958 graduate of Montoursville High School, and owned and operated ...

John A. Casale

John Arthur Casale, 64, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Aug. 12, 2018, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa. He was born in Williamsport on Oct. 16, 1953, the son of Arthur W. Sr. and Johanna E. Meconi Casale. John was a Claims Services Computer Programmer for Highmark Inc. He was a ...

Erma J. Long

Erma J. (Bastian) Long, 91, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at Rose View Center. She was married to the late Donald Long who passed away in 1998 and they celebrated 48 years as husband and wife at the time of his death. Erma was born on Nov. 15, 1926, in Williamsport ...

Funerals

FOX — Bernadine M. ‘MOM-MOM’ Fox, city, 11 a.m. today, Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. HUGHES — Cynthia I. Hughes, Cogan Station, 4:30 p.m. tonight, Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. Visiation from 3 to 4:30 p.m. BARNES — Chilton J. ...

Theresa A. Magargle

Theresa Ann Magargle, 53, of Muncy Valley, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. She was the wife of Roger A. Magargle and celebrated over 32 years of life together. Born Jan. 7, 1965, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Harry W. Day Sr. Theresa ...

E. Marie Alexander

E. Marie Alexander, 73, of Muncy, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at Bristol Hospital, Bristol, Conn. Born Nov. 17, 1944, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert Raymond and Mary Catherine (Grace) Jones. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Friendly’s Restaurant ...

Chilton J. Barnes Jr.

Chilton J. Barnes Jr., 66, of Cogan Station, passed away suddenly Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at his home. Surviving is his loving wife of 34 years, Susan C. (Dieffenbacher) Barnes. Born Nov. 10, 1951, in Harrisburg, he is a son of the late Chilton J. and Agnes (Maskarine) Barnes Sr. Chilton ...

Funerals

KIESER — Rena Belle Kieser, city, 10 a.m. today, Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. BRELSFORD — Doris A. Brelsford, Eldred Township, 10:30 a.m. today, Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. HOOPER — Jessica K. Hooper, Coraopolis, Pa., 11 a.m. today, Copeland Coraopolis ...

Raymond H. Price

Raymond H. “Bubby” Price, 47, of Milton, died unexpectedly at home Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Born April 4, 1971, in Williamsport, he was a son of Harold R. and Lydia I. (Bartholomew) Price, of Cogan Station. Bubby was employed as a furniture assembler for Savoy Furniture in ...

Janet L. Digan

Janet L. Digan, 76, a resident of Muncy, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in the Willliamsport Regional Medical Center. Born Monday, Feb. 16, 1942, in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming Co., she was the daughter of the late Maldon and Mildred (Andrews) Neufer. She and her husband, Ermin Digan, ...

Bernadine M. ‘MOM-MOM’ Fox

Bernadine M. “MOM-MOM” Fox, 94, of Williamsport died Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at UPMC-Susquehanna Williamsport Hospital, two days before her 95th birthday. Born August 15, 1923, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Lulu Mae (Mayer) Horton. She had worked as ...

Jack Fox Barto

Jack Fox Barto, of Hughesville, passed away, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. The family will hold a memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 at Kedron United Methodist Church, 14725 Route 220 Hwy., Hughesville. View the full obituary at www.mccartythomas.com.

Janet E. Foresman

Janet E. Foresman, 83, of Williamsport, passed Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in her home. Born Jan. 30, 1935, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Ida Holliday Andrus. Janet worked at the former GTE. She was a member of Hepburn Baptist Church. Janet was a loving mother and ...

Janet M. Bittner

Janet M. Bittner, of Trout Run, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. A complete obituary will follow in the next edition of the Sun Gazette. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

Tim D. Kepner

Tim D. Kepner, 48, of Hughesville, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Tim was the husband of Lori Ann (Hall) Kepner and were married on Sept. 18, 1993. Born Oct. 18, 1969, in Muncy, he was the son of the late Oscar A. and Lois M. (Reese) Kepner. He was employed as a carpenter with Dan Gardner ...

John A. Casale

John A. Casale, 64, of Mechanicsburg, passed away in Hershey Medical Center on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. The family will provide the flowers and a complete obituary will appear in the Thursday edition of the newspaper. Crouse Funeral Home is handling arrangements. www.crousefuneralhome.com

Gemma Lee Bailey

Gemma Lee Bailey was born sleeping with the angels on Aug. 10, 2018, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. A private graveside service will be held in Roseville Cemetery. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, Pa., is assisting the ...

Grand Slam Parade kicks off with music, drums

Leading Wednesday’s Grand Slam Parade into downtown Williamsport will be more than 140 drum corps members as the county welcomes the 2018 Little League Regional Champions to the city. The parade is slated to begin by 5:30 p.m., leaving from Susquehanna Street and is expected to reach ...

Leola E. Harmon

Leola E. Harmon, 100, of Jersey Shore, died Aug. 10, 2018, at Valley View Nursing Home. She was born July 16, 1918, in Buffalo, N.Y., a daughter of the late William and Mary Janette (Buffum) Bray. Leola retired from the former GTE Sylvania, and was a member of Larryville United Methodist ...

Ruth A. Montgomery

Ruth A. Montgomery, 93, of Hughesville, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at the Williamsport Home. Her husband of 62 years, James Poust Montgomery, preceded her in death. Born Dec. 24, 1924, in Hughesville, she was the daughter of the late Cyrus M. and Clara (Weitzel) Aderhold. Ruth was a ...