Mary Ellen Novinger

Mary Ellen Novinger, 88, of Bloomsburg, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at the Balance Care Nursing Center, Bloomsburg.

She was born Aug. 30, 1925, in Muncy, a daughter of the late B. Omer and S. Elizabeth (Houseknecht) Buck. Her husband of 63 years, George W. Novinger, died Dec. 2, 2009.

Mary was a graduate of Williamsport High School.

She was of the protestant faith.

Mary worked for several years at the former Bell Telephone Company and L.L. Stearns, Williamsport. She spent most of her life as a housewife taking care of her family.

She enjoyed cross word puzzles and reading.

Surviving are a son, George R. Novinger, of Orangeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Anne E. and Joseph Snyder, of Bloomsburg; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Lewis, Marvin and Carl Buck and two sisters, Hazel Poust and Evelyn Biichle.

A graveside service will be held in Muncy Cemetery on Friday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Joel L. Zeiders of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Bloomsburg.

The family suggests memorial contributions in Mary’s name be made to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 or online at

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