Obituaries

William E. Sitler

William E. “Bill” Sitler, 82, of Nisbet, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Susque View Home Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Barbara A. (Shook) Sitler on July 15, 2010. Born June 12, 1935, in Williamsport, ...

Lester M. Shaffer Jr.

Lester M. Shaffer Jr., “Cappy” to his friends and “Rocky” to family, of Fairfield Twp., passed away at home, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, after a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer. Lester was born Dec. 21, 1954, to Lester M. Shaffer Sr. and Martha E. Summers. He and his wife ...

Audiss Y. Johnson

Audiss Yvonne Johnson, 82, of Montgomery, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Muncy Born Dec. 26, 1935, in Montgomery, she is the daughter of the late Howard Garfield and Leota Mary (Hartman) Johnson. Audiss was a 1953 Graduate of Montgomery-Clinton ...

Gary L. Herman

Gary L. Herman, 71, of Jersey Shore, passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. Gary’s survivors include one great-granddaughter, Braelynn Council, among other family members. To leave your fondest memories or condolences, please visit www.rearickcarpenter.com.

Carol Rockwell

Carol (Little) Rockwell, 86, of Canton, (widow of James), died Jan. 29, 2018. Calling hours are 2–3 p.m. Feb. 3 at Pepper’s in Canton. The funeral and committal services are at 3 p.m. Burial will follow in Park Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at pepperfuneralhomes.com.

Mary Mingle

Mary A. Mingle, 72, of Spring City, Tennessee, died Jan. 20, 2018. Memorial services are Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Wolf Creek Baptist Church in Spring City. Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City is in charge of arrangements. www.vaughn-funeral-home.com

Walter K. English

Walter K. English, 90, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at the Williamsport Home. Born July 18, 1927, in English Center, he was a son of the late Claude and Jessie Hoppis English. Walter served in the Navy Seabees during World War II. He was employed by Confair Bottling for over ...

John D. Kendig

John Doebler Kendig, 76, of Cogan Station, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at home following a several year bout with heart disease. Born in Williamsport on Sept. 27, 1941, John was the third child of Roscoe B. Kendig Jr. and Margaret Creamer Kendig. Following his parents’ untimely deaths, ...

Susan A. Moyer

Susan Ann Moyer, 63, of Columbia Cross Roads, died on Jan. 28, 2018, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at Holy Child Catholic Church, 242 S. Main St., Mansfield. Memorial contributions to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. ...

Funerals

GRIESS — Norma L. Griess, South Williamsport, 11 a.m. today, Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. SMITH — Connie L. Smith, Montoursville, 11 a.m. today, Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. ROYER — Joel ...

Priscilla M. Bierman

Priscilla Margaret Bierman, wife and widow of Clarence Edward Bierman, died Jan. 24, 2018. She was born in Williamsport, daughter of Louis and Eva (Berry) Steffan. She is survived by her son, George Edward Bierman, of Montoursville. Also, Norman Wengert, who was Marguerite’s husband. ...

Connie L. Smith

Connie L. Smith, 70, of Montoursville, died Jan. 27, 2018, at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was born July 14, 1947, in Williamsport, the daughter of William and Lois (Dangle) Fogleman. Connie graduated from Montoursville High School in ...

Shirley P. MacKay

Shirley Plymette MacKay, 90, died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. She lived a beautiful life, filled with love, laughter and friends. Shirley was born in Montoursville, March 10, 1927, the daughter of the late Ellery B. Plymette, Sr. and Esther D. Plymette. Shirley graduated from ...

Gerald E. ‘Jerry’ Walizer

Gerald E. “Jerry” Walizer, 85, of Williamsport, passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at The Garden at Millville. Surviving is his wife of 32 years, Roxanna M. (Lauver) Walizer. Born October 30, 1932, in Mifflinburg, he was a son of the late Clifford and Thema (Geary) Walizer. Jerry was a ...

Gary L. Herman

Gary L. Herman, 71, of Jersey Shore, passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at the Gatehouse in Williamsport. He was born April 9, 1946, in Jersey Shore, a son of Lester and Lillian McCloskey Herman. Gary was a U.S. Army Veteran of Vietnam. He married the former Delores (Dolly) Fullmer on April ...

Thomas C. Portanova

Thomas C. Portanova, 60, of Williamsport, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. Born Sept. 28, 1957, in Williamsport, he was a son of Vito J. and Louise Cipriani Portanova. Tom was a 1975 graduate of Williamsport High School. He graduated from Bloomsburg University with a degree ...

June M. Favinger

June Murray Favinger, 93, of Wellsboro, formerly of Spring City, passed away on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation, Wellsboro, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com

Margaret L. Kaiser

Margaret L. Kaiser, 89, of Williamsport, passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at AristaCare at Loyalsock. She was born May 15, 1928 in Williamsport, the daughter of Edgar and Flora Booth. She had worked for the former C.A. Reed Co. and was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She was an avid ...

Faye D. Kuzneski

Faye Davies Kuzneski, 77, of Blossburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Faye is survived by her husband Robert; daughters, Denise and Dick Berg, Suzanne and Steve Meszaros, and Francine and Chris Staba; stepdaughter Beth and Brad Weiskopff; and stepson ...

Janice E. Johnson

Janice Elaine Johnson, 88, Wellsboro, passed away at her residence on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. A visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. www.tusseymosher.com