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Obituaries

Rickey J. ‘Rick’ Smith

Rickey J. “Rick” Smith, 61, Wellsboro, died on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. He was born on June 25, 1958, in Blossburg. Friends may call on Friday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the funeral home at 11 ...

Sara M. Bickel

Sara M. Bickel, 75, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at her home surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth B. Bickel, Sr. Born May 17, 1944 in Danville, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Shaffer) Zellers, and was raised by her ...

Stakeholder Coalition Forum discusses career readiness

Seven professionals working in the fields of education, community and non-profit, STEM, trade and labor, government, and workforce development discussed programs and advice for teachers, guidance counselors and others who are guiding students kindergarten through twelfth grade. Teachers, ...

Mary Lou Tompkins

Mary Lou Tompkins, 86, of Williamsport, died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at The Williamsport Home. A full obituary will appear in the next edition. www.SandersMortuary.com

Leah C. Oberheim

Leah C. Oberheim, 93, passed away peacefully on Oct. 30, 2019, at Juniper Village in State College. She was born in Lock Haven, on June 30, 1926, to Ralph and Bertha Cryder of Woolrich. Online thoughts and memories can be made at www.yost-gedonfuneralhome.com.

Margaret E. ‘Margie’ Fenstermaker

Margaret E. “Margie” Fenstermaker, 92, of Muncy, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at her home. Born Feb. 8, 1927, in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Bruce and Stella (Vought) Opp. Her husband of 54 years, Leon H. Fenstermaker, preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 2003. Margie was a ...

William R. Felmlee

William R. Felmlee, 85, of Beech Creek. passed away Oct. 31, 2019, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Pearl Groome Felmlee. Arrangements are being completed and will be announced by Yost-Gedon Funeral Home & Cremation Services LLC, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven.

Susan J. Brickell

Susan J. Brickell, 61, of Jersey Shore, passed away Oct. 6, 2019. She is survived by her seven siblings, Allen, Eunice, T.O., Karen, Carl, Eileen Dougherty, and Erlene Hauser, in addition to her aforementioned son, daughter and granddaughter. Submitted by family.

Robert Paul Entz

Robert Paul Entz, 78, born June 9, 1941, in Lock Haven, passed away Oct. 30, 2019, at Susque-view nursing home in Lock Haven. Robert was the identical twin brother of William Elwood Entz. The two brothers enjoyed living with their mother Anna Williams Entz and father Elwood ...

Peter Michael Anthony

Peter Michael Anthony, 62, of Ulysses, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses.

Funerals

BIRD — Susan A. Bird, city, 11 a.m. today, Third Street United Methodist Church, 931 E. Third St., Williamsport. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. BRICKELL — Susan J. Brickell, Jersey Shore, 1 p.m. today, at her home, 520 N. Lincoln Ave., Jersey Shore. RHODES — Mary E. (Berkebile) Rhodes, ...

Rev. Canon Rudolph J. van der Hiel

Rev. Canon Rudolph J. van der Hiel passed away early in the morning on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, after a short illness, with his wife beside him and his family nearby. Born on Jan. 25, 1940, in Philadelphia, Rudy was the son of Peter and Johanna (Bloemkolk) van der Hiel and brother to ...

Funerals

BETTS — Stephen ‘Steve’ D. Betts, Upper Fairfield Township, 10:30 a.m. today, Green Lawn Memorial Park. SCHRAMM — Carl W. Schramm, formerly of Williamsport, 10:30 a.m. today, St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. BEITER — ...

Peggy J. Northcutt

Peggy J. Northcutt, 82, of Muncy, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family. Born Aug. 18, 1937, in Casper, Wyo., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Marguerite (Spinney) Woodall. Peggy was a 1955 graduate of West High School, Denver, Colo. She worked as a ...

Burr E. Snell

Burr E. Snell, 78, of Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Surviving is his loving wife of 59 years, Artist M. (Norton) Snell. Born April 15, 1941, in Shunk, he was a son of the late Ralph A. and Agnes A. (Shadduck) Snell. ...

Susan Marie Johnson

Susan Marie Johnson, 72, of Mansfield, formerly of Charlottesville, Va., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at the Green Home in Wellsboro. She was born on July 2, 1947, in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of Arthur and Shirley (McConnell) Johnson. Susan worked as a registered nurse at the ...

Joseph Richard “Dick” Wertz

Joseph Richard “Dick” Wertz, 77, formerly of Montoursville, died Oct. 30, 2019. The family will provide the flowers. A complete obituary will be in Sunday’s edition. Crouse Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Williamsport, are entrusted with arrangements. www.crousefuneralhome.com

Thelma Irene Bair

Thelma Irene Bair, 841 W. Fourth St., Lock Haven, died peacefully at home on Oct. 30, 2019. Thelma was born on May 14, 1934, in Lock Haven, to the late Jack W. Rogers and the late Helen Seyler Rogers. She was the widow of Dean Bair Sr. Online thoughts and memories can be made at ...

Mary E. (Berkebile) Rhodes

Mary E. (Berkebile) Rhodes, 94, of Montoursville, formerly of Altoona, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at The Gatehouse, Williamsport. Mary was married on July 15, 1948, to the late Donald Clay Rhodes, who passed away in 2011, and they had celebrated 62 years as husband and wife. Mary ...

James N. Porter

James N. Porter, 76, of Loyalsock, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at his home. Born Aug. 17, 1943, in Youngstown, Ohio, he was a son to the late Frederick and Julia Porter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of many years, ...