Obituaries

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Lawrence M. Engel Jr.

Lawrence M. Engel Jr., 88, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born Dec. 15, 1928, in Williamsport, a son of Lawrence M. Sr. and Beatrice Musheno Engel. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Air Force and ...

Jack Ward McNett

Jack Ward McNett, 90, of Canton, passed away Jan. 19 at his residence. A native of Leolyn, he was a World War II veteran and had been a 41 year employee of the Swayze Folding Box Co. Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Eleanor (Monroe), at home; sister, Eloise McNett, of Canton; brother, ...

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Ruth D. Nagel

Ruth D. Nagel, 100, of Montoursville, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born Oct. 17, 1916, in Muncy, a daughter of Jay and Edith Thomas Williams. Ruth worked at the former Weldons and was a member of the First Church of Christ ...

Edith A. Lucas

Edith A. Lucas, 77, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at ManorCare Health Services North. Born April 9, 1939, in Blossburg, she was a daughter of the late Francis E. and Laura L. (Carl) Stone. She was a 1957 graduate of Canton High School. She retired as a kitchen aide ...

Jessica L. McCloskey

Jessica L. McCloskey, 35, unexpectedly passed away, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College. Services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., Jersey Shore.

Funerals

FRANK — Ralph H. Frank Jr., Bath, N.Y., 10 a.m. today, Buckheit’s, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. PRYOR — James L. Pryor, Cogan Station, 10 a.m. today, Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St. Viewing 9-10 a.m. MULAUSKI — Mary Lois Mulauski, Montgomery, 10:30 a.m. today, Wildwood ...

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Kathleen Jean Creveling

Mrs. Kathleen Jean Creveling, 86, South Williamsport native and longtime resident, died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born April 24, 1931 at South Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Clarence R. and Mable Viola Sholder Kahler. Kathleen ...

Charles ‘Dean’ Houseknecht

Charles “Dean” Houseknecht, 88, of Hughesville, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born July 31, 1928, in Franklin Township, he was a son of the late Charles N. and the Jessie Irene (Bartlow) Houseknecht. He married the former Joyce K. ...

Beverly M. Hill

Beverly M. Hill, 79, of Montoursville, passed away peacefully at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born Aug. 22, 1937, in Williamsport, a daughter of Alvin and Delores Shoemaker Sponenburg. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard L. Hill; sons, Stephen G. and Edward ...

Patricia A. Kelch

Patricia A. Kelch, 75, of Williamsport, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. Patricia was born in Williamsport, on  April 26, 1941, the daughter of Charles and Violet Kepner Kelch. She is survived by a brother, Ronald J. (Pat) Kelch, of ...

Marvin C. Bennett

Marvin C. Bennett, 83, of Loyalsock Township, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at the Williamsport Home. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Margaret K. “Peggy” (White) Bennett on April 27, 2016. Born May 23, 1933, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late James and ...

Sandra L. Simmons

Sandra L. Simmons, 69, of Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at John Hopkins Hospital. Born Aug. 1, 1947, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Leo C. and Louise Smith. Sandra graduated from Williamsport High School. She is survived by her husband, ...

Marvin F. Focht

Marvin F. Focht, age 69, of Tioga, passed away on Jan. 18, 2017. Viewing will be 2-5 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Services will be 10 a.m. Jan. 23 at the funeral home with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. Interment will be in the Tioga County Memorial ...

Funerals

BOTTORF — Mabel L. Bottorf, South Williamsport, graveside service 10 a.m. today, Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Additional service 11 a.m. today, South Williamsport United Methodist Church, 409 Main St., South Williamsport. CUPP — Janet L. Cupp, city, 10:30 a.m. today, Sanders, 821 ...

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James L. Pryor

James “Jim” L. Pryor, 86, of Cogan Station, passed away Jan. 15, 2017, in the comfort of his home with his family by his side. He was born Nov. 29, 1930, the son of Elmer Rantz Pryor and Erma (Shoulder) Pryor, of Bottle Run. “Big Jim” was a graduate of Williamsport High School class ...

Mary Lois Mulauski

Mary Lois Mulauski, 86, of Montgomery, was born April 16, 1930 and died Dec. 28, 2016. A graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at Wildwood Cemetery. Meet at cemetery chapel. Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com

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Faye L. Woodside

Faye L. Woodside, 70, of Trout Run, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Born Oct. 3, 1946, in Danville, she was a daughter of John and Neva (DeWald) Raup. Faye was a loving wife, mom, grandmother and great-grandmother, who told you like it was. She ...

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Linda L. (Ahrens) Grove

Linda L. (Ahrens) Grove, 68, of Conewago Township, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at her home. She was the wife of Ted Grove. The couple celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on Aug. 10, 2016. Following cremation, a celebration of life memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on ...

Adrienne L. Noelk

Adrienne L. Noelk, 92, of Woolrich, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Lock Haven Hospital. Born May 22, 1924, in Greensburg, she was the daughter of the late Adrian C. Loomis and the former Mary Alice Ramsay. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie D. Noelk, on April 28, ...

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Mabel L. Bottorf

Mabel L. Bottorf, 91, of South Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Valley View Nursing Center. Born Sept. 28, 1925, in South Williamsport, she was a daughter of William and Mary (Forney) Swinehart. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, James W. Bottorf, on ...