Obituaries

Funerals

COOK — Christine C. Cook, Westfield, 2 p.m. today, Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield. Visitation from noon to 2 p.m. GEHR — Helen Schriner Gehr, city, 10 a.m. Friday, United Baptist Church of Annandale, 7100 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA. Celebration of life, 11 a.m. ...

Ruth I. Arduini

Ruth I. Arduini, 93, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Milton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born June 28, 1925 in Lehighton, Pa., she was a daughter to the late Stewart Izer and the former Flossie Ports. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Salvatore D. ...

William S. Best Jr.

William S. Best Jr., 74, of Orefield, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of Maxine L. (Bratton) Best, to whom he was married 49 years. Born in Williamsport, Jan. 2, 1945. William was the son of the late William S. Sr. and Florence G. (Cox) Best. He was employed in ...

Ruth Kreger

June 25, 1927 – December 29, 2018 On Dec. 29, 2018, Ruth Kreger (nee Mase), of Chambersburg, Pa., passed away at the age of 91. Ruth was born in Liberty, Pa., where she grew up, one of five children, on a dairy farm run by her widowed mother, where she learned the value of hard work. She ...

Robert D. ‘Bob’ Gardner

Robert D. “Bob” Gardner, 83, of Williamsport, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 at Rose View Center. He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Carol A. (Liddic) Gardner, on June 16, 2007. Born November 21, 1935, in Selinsgrove, he was a son of the late Walter and Velda (Shay) ...

Robert ‘Warby’ Warburton

Robert “Warby” Warburton, 62, of Hughesville, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center. Born March 21, 1956, in Muncy, he was the son of Robert L. and the late Dorothy C. (Rogers) Warburton. Warby was a 1974 graduate of Hughesville High School, where he lettered ...

Edna L. Stewart

Edna L. Stewart, 87, of Tioga, Pa., passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com

Christine C. Cook

Christine C. Cook, 90 of Westfield passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. She was born April 8, 1928 in Shongo, N.Y. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, on Thursday, noon to 2 p.m. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 2 p.m. ...

Carl Eugene Breasette Jr.

Carl Eugene Breasette Jr., passed away Jan. 12, 2019. In addition to those listed in Carl’s obituary from Tuesday, Jan. 15, he is survived by step-daughter, Tammy Sewell, of Williamsport.

Patricia A. ‘Pat’ Bracey

Patricia A. “Pat” Bracey, 71, of Montoursville, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Thomas H. Bracey.

William H. Gitchell

William H. Gitchell, of Lawrenceville, Pa., passed away Jan. 14, 2019. Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Jan. 18 at 10 a.m., at Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield. Arrangements are entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel & Crematory, ...

Leonard H. Patterson

Leonard H. Patterson, 82, formerly of Tioga, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Family and friends are invited to call Saturday Jan. 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Mansfield. A service will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will take place in Tioga County ...

Funerals

MERTES — Edward J. Mertes Jr., city, 10 a.m. today, St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 16 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish. MILLER — Randy J. Miller, city, 11 a.m. today, Nauvoo St. Paul United Methodist Church, Morris Pa. Visitation from 10 to ...

Carl Eugene Breasette Jr.

Carl Eugene Breasette Jr., of Williamsport, passed away in his sleep on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital, with his son by his side. He was born on Aug. 16, 1956, in Salladasburg, Pa., the son of the late Carl E. Breasette Sr. and Schwanna M. (Woodring) ...

Ranse E. Miller

Ranse E. Miller, 63, of Avis, passed away Sunday Jan. 6, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Born Nov. 5, 1955, in Jersey Shore, he was the only son of Charles “Chase” and Jean Miller of Jersey Shore. Ranse is survived by his parents and wife Catherine “Katie” Miller. Ranse ...

Helen Schriner Gehr

Helen Schriner Gehr passed peacefully on Jan. 8, 2019. She was born in Williamsport, and with her husband moved to Northern Virginia in 1955. Helen was a recognized porcelain artist, teacher, member of the World Organization of China Painters, and past president of the Virginia chapter. She ...

Patricia A. ‘Pat’ Bracey

Patricia A. “Pat” Bracey, 71, of Montoursville, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Thomas H. Bracey. Born February 22, 1947, in Trevorton, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Velma E. (Didium) Crawford Sr. Pat ...

Robert M. Hoover

Robert M. Hoover, 58, of Montgomery, entered into rest on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. He was born on Aug. 12, 1960, in Williamsport, the son of the late Robert Morgan Hoover and Alberta Wertz Hoover. Bob was currently serving as the mayor of ...

Randy Jay Miller

Randy Jay Miller, 56, of Williamsport, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He leaves behind his wife of over 25 years, Ann M. (English) Miller; they were married on Feb. 12, 1993. He was born in Williamsport on ...

Linda K. Brown

Linda K. Brown, 62, of Williamsport, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the Gatehouse. Born June 11, 1956 in Bellefonte, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth E. Brown and Kay B. Houtz. Linda was a seamstress and an auxiliary member of the American Legion Post 1 and the VFW Post ...