Obituaries

Donald Andrew Hoffman

Donald Andrew Hoffman, 43, of Muncy, lost his fight to cancer and fell asleep in death on May 7, 2017, peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Andy was born on June 19, 1973, in Muncy, to Alvin and Martha Jane Hoffman. He graduated from Warrior Run High School in 1991. He worked in ...

William E. ‘Bill’ Keefer

William E. “Bill” Keefer, 92, passed away on May 7, 2017, in the Avamere Rehabilitation Center in Gladstone, Oregon after a long illness. He was born in Williamsport on February 26, 1925, the son of (Arthur) Ray Keefer and Bernadine Flook. He attended Williamsport High School and then ...

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Alfred Howard Smyth Jr.

Alfred Howard Smyth Jr., 80, of Mansfield, died from a broken heart on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. Alfred was the husband of the late Louise (Goldey) Smyth who died on July 15, 2016. He was a retired Operating Engineer for Local Union 542, lifetime member ...

Funerals

RHINEHART — Jack Rhinehart, Jersey Shore, 11 a.m. today, Wayne P. Urbine Funeral Home Inc., 408 S. Main St., Jersey Shore. Visitation from 10-11 a.m. RIDER — Orrel E. Rider, Hughesville, 11 a.m. today, McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. Visitation from 10-11 ...

Phyllis Balliet Odell

Phyllis Balliet Odell, 87, Hughesville, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Muncy. Born August 30, 1929, in Milton, she was a daughter of the late Domer F. and Kathryn S. (Tate) Balliet. She married the late, William Odell who preceded her in death ...

Orrel E. Rider

Orrel E. Rider, 98, Hughesville, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Valley View Nursing Center in Montoursville. Born August 8, 1918, in Jordan Twp., she was a daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Clark) Temple. She married the late A. Warren Rider, who preceded her in death on May 9, ...

Nancy Lee Parker Jones

Nancy Lee Parker Jones, 80, of Belhaven, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 12, at St. James Episcopal Church, Belhaven, N.C., with an additional service at Trinity Episcopal Church, Williamsport, at a later ...

Shirley Ann Hayes

Shirley Ann Hayes, 87, of South Williamsport. She relocated to Elmcroft Assisted Living, Richmond, Virginia in 2011 and passed away May 8, 2017. Preceded in death by husband of 50 years, Jules V. Hayes. Survived by son, Larry R. Lukens (Jerry Ann); sister, Barb Shatto (Louie); nieces and ...

Brant Stoll

Brant Stoll, 24, of Elmira Heights, formerly of Tioga, died unexpectedly Monday, May 8, 2017. Visitation from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com.

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Mary Elizabeth Gavitt

Mary Elizabeth (Bower) Gavitt, 54, passed away on May 9, at her home in Muncy surrounded by her loved ones, including her dogs, Dixie and Bess. Mary was born July 14, 1962, to late Donald E. and A. Elizabeth (Gross) Bower and raised in the country near Watsontown. Like her Grandmother Gross, ...

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Hugh O. Byerly

Hugh O. “Buzz” Byerly, 83, of Williamsport, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017, at the Arista Care Nursing Center, Montoursville. He was married on May 2, 1964, to the former J. Marie Flock, who survives. Hugh was born on July 9, 1933, in Dalmatia, and was the son of the late Oscar H. ...

Funerals

YON — Dr. John F. Yon, city, 10 a.m. today, St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd. Visitation from 9-10 a.m. HILL — Harold L. Hill Sr., Muncy, 11 a.m. today, Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. SHEDDEN — Leon Shedden, Windfall, 1 p.m. today, Pepper’s, Canton. ...

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Jack Rhinehart

Jack Rhinehart, 75, of Jersey Shore, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 8, 2017, at ManorCare in Jersey Shore. He was born on July 20, 1941, in Jersey Shore, to the late Wallace and Esther (Prince) Rhinehart. Jack graduated from Jersey Shore High School. He retired from Lucas ...

Linda F. Herbst

Linda F. Herbst, 70, of Montoursville, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Danny L. Herbst in 1997. Born June 6, 1946, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late J. Robert and Sara ...

Harry E. Nagel Jr.

Harry E. Nagel Jr., 92, of Montoursville, died on Monday, May 8, 2017, at the Valley View Nursing Center. He was married on January 26, 1952, to the former Carolyn Crouthamel who survives. Harry was born on Jan. 19, 1925, in Philadelphia and was the son of the late Harry E. and Novella ...

Nancy J. Hennigan

Nancy J. (Graham) Hennigan passed away May 5, 2017, at Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness. Born July 8, 1959. Graduate of Canton Jr/Sr High 1977. She attended Williamsport Area Community College for mechanical drawing. Nancy enjoyed sharing her extraordinary cooking, baking ...

George L. Hoover Sr.

George L. Hoover Sr. died May 7, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Sherry; his son and daughter, George Jr. and Sheri Hoover; and 4 grandchildren. Happy Birthday Dad. Funeral and burial will be at the convenience of the family. Crouse Funeral Home.

Eileen M. Wynick

Eileen M. Wynick, 89, of Westfield, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017. There will be no visitation or service. Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses.

Funerals

GRENNINGER — Lee Ellen Lichter Grenninger, State College, 1 p.m. today, Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College. Visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. YON — Dr. John F. Yon, city, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd. Visitation from 9-10 ...

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Dr. John F. Yon

Dr. John F. Yon, 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, fell into the warm embrace of his loving God on Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3 weeks shy of his 102nd birthday. On May 29, 2017, he would have celebrated his 80th wedding anniversary with his wife, the former Lucile E. Orlin, his beloved “Fuzz,” who ...