Obituaries

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 ...

William E. Kirk

William Edward Kirk, MD, passed away Aug. 9, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Born in 1933 to Cecil R. Kirk and Ruth Weindorf Kirk in Erie, Pa., he was the youngest of four children. He is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Jim, John “Jack”; and sister, Mary Rita. ...

Donna M. Freeman

Donna Marie Freeman, 70, formerly of Westfield, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at the Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport. Visitation at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. www.kenyonfuneralhome.com

Jessica K. Hooper

Jessica Katherine Hooper, 18, formerly of Coraopolis, passed away suddenly Aug. 10, 2018, due to an auto accident. She was born in Pittsburgh on July 7, 2000, to Amanda Grossarth and Dan E. Hooper. Jessica was a 2018 graduate of Williamsport Area High School. She was an avid horseback rider ...

Elaine M. Saiers

Elaine M. Saiers, 71, of Nisbet, died peacefully, at ManorCare North, Williamsport, on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. She was born March 3, 1947, to Leonard H. and Ida (Pfirman) Steinbacher, whom preceded her in death. Elaine graduated from South Williamsport Area High School Elaine was a ...

Raymond H. Price

Raymond H. “Bubby” Price, 47, of Milton, died unexpectedly at home Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. A full obituary will appear in the next edition. www.SandersMortuary.com

Glenn F. Lilley

Glenn F. Lilley, 85, of Shamokin Dam, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. He was born and raised in Williamsport and had also resided in Carlisle. Glenn was an Army veteran and a family man, helping to raise four children: David (and Patricia) Lilley, of ...

Funerals

MESSNER — Mary E. Messner, East Point, Pa., visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. today, East Point Church. MacPHAIL — Guilford R. MacPhail, city, 11 a.m. today, Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. GOWER — Donald M. Gower, noon today, Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral ...

Jersey Shore school board discusses nepotism

JERSEY SHORE — A school board member brought up the need for a nepotism policy only to have the rest of the present board disagree during the Jersey Shore Area School Board meeting on Monday. Craig Allen, board vice president, said the board does not have a policy regarding ...

Doris A. Brelsford

Doris A. Brelsford, 84, of Eldred Township, passed away Friday, August 10, 2018, at Valley View Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born Jan. 26, 1934, in Montoursville, a daughter of Louis and Lois Lowe Waldman. Doris was a graduate of Williamsport High School. She assisted her husband on ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: FRIDAY 12:57 a.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, 800 block of Route 15, Armstrong Township. 2:21 a.m., reckless/intoxicated driver, 4000 block of South Route ...

Melba B. Kercher

Melba B. Kercher, 96, formerly of Reading, died Aug. 11, 2018, at Valley View Nursing Center. She was born Feb. 19, 1922, in Reading, a daughter of the late Thurlow S. and Elizabeth D. Dreibelbis. Melba enjoyed roller skating and competed competitively. She also had taught dancing at Arthur ...

William Gehron

A. William “Bill” Gehron, 101, of Williamsport died Saturday, August 11, 2018, at his residence. Born Jan. 1, 1917, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late George and Emma Berger Gehron. Bill was a 1934 graduate of Williamsport High School. He received his degree in civil engineering ...

Leola E. Harmon

Leola E. Harmon, 100, of Jersey Shore, died Aug. 10, 2018, at Valley View Nursing Home. A full obituary will appear in a future addition of the Sun Gazette. Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

Shirley Thomas

Shirley (Swain) Thomas, 81, of Canton, Pa., died August 10, 2018. In keeping with Shirley’s wishes, there are no public services. A graveside service will be held in Oakhill Cemetery, Troy. Pepper’s in Canton is assisting with arrangements. Complete obituary/condolences at ...