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Obituaries

Franklin M. Dyer

Franklin M. Dyer, 85, of Watsontown, passed away on Jan. 18, 2021 at Riverwoods Nursing Home, Lewisburg. Born May 4, 1935 in Turbotville, he was the son of the late Walter and Rachel E. (Dye) Dyer. On May 30, 1979, he married the former Sherry L. Sheatler and together celebrated 41 years of ...

Kevin Anthony Baney Jr.

Baby Kevin Anthony Baney Jr., left footprints in our hearts on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. He was the son of Kevin Anthony Baney Sr. and Amanda L. Butler. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, Jersey ...

Pamela L. Bowers

Pamela L. Bowers, 30, of Westfield, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Brookfield United Methodist Church, followed by memorial service at 2 p.m. CDC and PA Dept. of Health guidelines apply. Arrangements are with Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & ...

Edwin ‘Zeke’ Isaacson

Edwin “Zeke” Isaacson, 95, of Blossburg, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. A full obituary and online condolences at freebergfh.com.

Funerals

FRICK — William F. ‘Wild Bill’ Frick, Muncy, 11 a.m. today, Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. SCHWEDER — J. Michael Schweder, noon today, Nisky Hill Cemetery, 254 E. Church St., Bethlehem. DeFONZO — Frank A. DeFonzo, city, 11 a.m. Friday, St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 118 Kendall ...

Charles (Charlie) Dawson Smith

Charles (Charlie) Dawson Smith went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Jan. 17, 2021, after a valiant fight against coronavirus. His wife, Christine, and daughter, Stephanie, were by his side when he passed at the Williamsport Hospital. Charlie was well-loved by family, friends and his ...

Marvin Harold Staiman

Marvin Harold Staiman, 93, of Williamsport, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 at Williamsport Hospital, due to complications from Covid-19. He will be buried in Israel beside his wife, Jean. A full obituary will be published in the weekend edition. A memorial service will be announced ...

John W. Wheeland

John W. Wheeland, 89, formally of Loyalsock Township, died on Jan. 18, 2021, at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport. He was born on Oct. 10, 1931, in Lycoming County, the son of Harrison O. and Margaret (Mosteller) Wheeland. John worked for Bell Telephone, was a member of the Bell Telephone ...

Jack R. Spooner

Jack R. Spooner, 95, formerly of Williamsport, Montoursville, and Mechanicsburg, and most recently the Cottages at Buffalo Valley in Lewisburg, passed away on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at the Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Lewisburg. Born in Sunbury on Dec. 3, 1925 he was the son of the late ...

Marietta Faith Frank

Marietta Faith Frank, 61 passed away peacefully at the UPMC Williamsport campus on the evening of Saturday Jan. 16, 2021. Marietta Faith Frank was born on April 18, 1959 in Muncy, to Marian E. Chestnut and the late Richard R. Young. Faye was born and raised in the Muncy Valley area. She ...

Gifford Ray Dietz

Gifford Ray Dietz, 88, of Blanchard, went home to be with our heavenly Father on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. He was married to the love of his life, Shirley Cowher Dietz. On Feb. 16, they would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. Born July 1, 1932, Ray was the son of the late Reed ...

Ann T. (Labosky) McCarthy

Ann T. (Labosky) McCarthy, 93, of Mansfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 10, 1927 in Olyphant, daughter of George and Kathryn (Semonick) Labosky. Ann and her husband, Paul J. McCarthy, celebrated 65 years ...

Dorna B. Mudge Heyler

Dorna B. Mudge Heyler, 94, of Westfield, passed away at home on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 with her loving family by her side. Born April 6, 1926 in Frost Settlement, she was the daughter of the late Cornish and Kittie Belle (Hubbard) Mudge. Dorna was married to Edward Elmer Heyler on May 17, ...

Joseph Evano

Joseph Evano, 87, of Williamsport, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at Embassy of Loyalsock. Born May 25, 1933 in Central City, he was a son of John and Anna Maslzar Evano. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen L (Woodring) Evano who died Dec. 3, 1986, a daughter Rhonda Evano, ...

Funerals

LETTERMAN — Grace Marie Letterman, Mechanicsburg, 11 a.m. today, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Camp Hill. Visitation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. MILLER — Catharine E. Miller, Muncy, 11 a.m. today, Muncy Cemetery, 204 E. Penn St., Muncy. HOLMES — Nancy A. Holmes, Muncy, 1 p.m. today, First ...

Flora Jane Hicks

Flora Jane Hicks, 85, of Williamsport, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport. She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 65 years, Charles H. Hicks, on July 21, 2019. Born Nov. 18, 1935, in Canton, she was the daughter of the late Clifford E. and Janet ...

Shirley J. Rupert

Shirley J. Rupert, 83, of Watsontown, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Born March 20, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Lillian E. (Middlesworth) Lindauer. On Sept. 10, 1955, she married Nile L. Rupert and ...

Laurie Renee Heintzelman

On Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, Laurie Renee Heintzelman loving mother of two, passed away at home, with her family by her side, at age 50. Laurie was born Feb. 3, 1970, in Lewisburg. She received her Bachelor’s of nursing from Penn State University in 1992. Laurie practiced nursing for over ...

J. Michael Schweder

J. Michael Schweder, 71, passed peacefully on Jan. 15, 2021, at home surrounded by his wife, Annette, and their three sons. Mike, born in 1949, was a resident of Bethlehem until 2017 when he and Annette moved to Yardley to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Mike is the son of the ...

William F. ‘Wild Bill’ Frick

William F. “Wild Bill” Frick, 85, of the Muncy area, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 at Muncy Place, UPMC Muncy Valley, after a long battle against COVID-19. Born March 5, 1935 in Pennsdale, he was the son of the late William J. and Margaret (Belles) Frick. He was married to the ...