Obituaries

Dorothy E. Keller

Dorothy E. Keller, 86, of Montoursville, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Valley View Nursing Center. Born August 8, 1930, in Unityville, she was a daughter of the late William C. and Edna S. (Miller) Gordner. Dorothy enjoyed flower gardening, canning, and listening to country music. ...

Funerals

DIETRICK — Karen Elaine Dietrick, Montoursville, formerly of Somersville, Mass., 6 p.m. today, Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Visitation from 5-6 p.m. McDERMOTT — Jean Lorraine McDermott, city, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St. ...

Patrick James Rafferty

Patrick James Rafferty

Surrounded by the love of his family, Patrick James Rafferty, 58, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 8, 2017, after a brief illness. Born in Williamsport on Feb. 24, 1959, he was the son of the late Daniel W. and the late Kathleen Griffin Rafferty. He was a graduate ...

Reba Shepard

Reba Shepard

Reba Shepard, 85, of Roaring Branch, (McNett Township), went to her heavenly home, Saturday morning, July 15, 2017, from the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Reba Elnora Smith was born Dec. 23, 1931, in Canton, one of five children of the late Lemuel M. and Myrtle M. (Bastian) Smith. She was ...

Shirley M. Litzelman

Shirley M. Litzelman

Shirley M. (Schodt) Litzelman, 80, of Trout Run, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017, at her home. She was married to Daniel L. Litzelman, who survives, on June 3, 1955. They have shared 62 years as husband and wife. Shirley was born on Nov. 13, 1936, in Williamsport and was the daughter ...

Jean Lorraine McDermott

Jean Lorraine McDermott

Jean Lorraine McDermott, 83, of Williamsport, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born Feb. 10, 1934, in Flint, Mich., she was a daughter of Ralph and Rhea (Pease) Killing and one of nine children. Jean was a 1952 graduate of Harbor Beach High School ...

VETERAN

R. Paul Hockman

R. Paul Hockman, 92, of Williamsport died Friday, July 14, 2017, at Valley View Nursing Center. Born Aug. 13, 1924, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Frank H. and Ethel R. Wagner Hockman. Paul graduated from Williamsport High School in 1942 and Lycoming College in 1962 with a ...

Terry L. Rall

Terry L. Rall, 70, of South Williamsport, passed away in Wilkes-Barre at NEPA Hospice Care Center. He was born on June 1, 1947, in Williamsport and was a son of John and Gladys Cleese Rall. He worked at Keystone Friction Hinge for 20 years. Terry enjoyed Harley-Davidson motorcycles, ...

Margaret (Rohrey) Strange

Margaret (Rohrey) Strange, 93, of Mansfield, died on Friday, July 14, 2017. She was the daughter of the late John C. and Margaret (Heggarty) Rohrey and the wife of the late Robert H. Strange. Funeral services will be private and are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home Inc., Wellsboro.

Ronald F. Phippen

Ronald F. Phippen, 76, of Mansfield, died on Friday, July 14, 2017. He was the husband of the late Joyce Ann (Carnright) Phippen. A private family graveside service will be held at the Wellsboro Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home Inc., Wellsboro. ...

Barry L. Wentzell

Barry L. Wentzell, 67, of Mills, died Saturday, July 15, 2017. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday.

Funerals

STUGART — Peggy A. Stugart, Hughesville, 10 a.m. today, McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. Visitation from 9-10 a.m. GOOD — Donna Good, Canton, 11 a.m. today, Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. MARYOTT — Lynn F. Maryott, Watsontown, 11 a.m. today, Bradford County ...

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Martin Landau, the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty master of disguise in the 1960s TV show “Mission: Impossible,” then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994’s “Ed ...

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James Hammon

James Hammon, 72, of Whitehall, passed away July 13, at Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was married to his wife of 12 years, Rosalie (Aloisio) Hammon. Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Irvin and Violet Hammon. Jim was an insurance salesman for over 50 years. He served in the U.S. Air ...

VETERAN

Alden W. Wilcox

A memorial service will be held for Alden W. Wilcox at 3 p.m. August 5, 2017, at New Covenant United Church of Christ UCC, 202 E. Third St., Williamsport. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Barbershop West Branch Chorus or New Covenant United Church of Christ. Submitted by family.

Funerals

PROWANT — Barbara Estella Prowant, 2 p.m. today, Rooke Chapel, Bucknell University, Lewisburg. DAVIS — James Leeroy Davis, Jersey Shore, 3 p.m. today, Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. Visitation from 1-3 p.m. STUGART — Peggy A. Stugart, Hughesville, 10 ...

VETERAN

Edward Kulp

Edward Kulp, 67, of Trout Run, died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at his residence. Born Sept. 4, 1949, in Trout Run, he was a son of the late Elmer E. and Margaret E. Blair Kulp. Edward was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He owned and operated his own recycling business. Edward’s hobby was ...

Funerals

WILLIAMS — Cynthia Mae Williams, city, 10 a.m. today, Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral Home, 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Visitation from 9-10 a.m. HORN — Brian M. Horn, 11 a.m. today, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1101 Washington Blvd., Williamsport. Visitation from 10-11 a.m. McCLINTOCK ...

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Eileen D. Dickey

Eileen D. Dickey, 87, of Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at AristaCare at Loyalsock. Born July 25, 1929, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late H. Hess and Marion K. (Gallagher) Decker. Eileen was a graduate of Williamsport High School. She worked in retail for ...

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Karen Elaine Dietrick

Karen Elaine Dietrick, 50, of Montoursville and formerly of Somerville, Mass., passed away on July 11, 2017, at home following a brave two year battle with cancer. She was born June 6, 1967, in Williamsport, the daughter of Douglas A. and Kay E. (Gilbert) Dietrick. Surviving in addition to ...