Lewis E. Werner

Lewis E. “Lew” Werner, 83, of Main St., Watsontown, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at ManorCare North, after being a patient for five days.

Born in Watsontown on Aug. 9, 1929, he was the son of the late Harold P. and Helen (Garnhart) Werner. He would have celebrated 63 years of marriage to Jean E. Wertz on March 4.

Lew graduated from Watsontown High School and is a member of the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Delaware Run.

He was the owner of Werner’s School & Charter Bus service and Werner Hereford farm.

He was a member of the Watsontown Masonic Lodge 401, the Williamsport consistory, and South Williamsport’s Zafar Grotto. Lew was an avid hunter.

Surviving, besides his wife, is his daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie J. and Dan Watson of Montoursville; five sons, Gary l. and Cindy Werner of Texas, Steven L. and Brenda Werner of Mt. Pleasant Mills, Gerald P. and Debbie Werner of Watsontown, Jeffrey E. and Karen Werner of Muncy, and Ronnie L. Werner of Lewisburg; nine grandchildren, Melinda Rodarmel, Ryan Watson, Stephanie Duffie, Allison Reeder, and Casey, Lewis, Chad, Jennifer, and Amelia Werner; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death, besides his parents, was a son, Scott E. Werner, in 1959.

Masonic services will be held Wednesday evening at 5:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

Friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Jill Seagle, his pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Turbotville Cemetery.