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Obituaries

Christie ‘Chris’ W. Rager

Christie “Chris” W. Rager, 78, of Montoursville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Oct. 19, 2020. Chris was born on June 4, 1942 in Williamsport, the son of Dorothy M. (Breon) Rager and Christian A. Rager. He attended Montoursville High School and upon graduation in 1960, he ...

Glenn W. ‘Skip’ Skinner

Glenn W. “Skip” Skinner, 86, Westfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. Services will be private. Burial with military rites will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook. Arrangements are entrusted to Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses. www.olneyfoust.com

Raymond H. ‘Ray’ Kohler

Raymond H. “Ray” Kohler, 95, died peacefully at The Williamsport Home on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, from old age. He was born in Williamsport, in 1925. He married Claire Mary Baier on May 7, 1949. Ray was predeceased by his parents, George J. Kohler and Clara M. Stopper Kohler; Claire, his ...

Raymond S. Perchinski Sr.

Raymond S. Perchinski Sr., 88, of Eldred Township, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at Manor Care South. He was born on Jan. 30, 1932 in Atlas, the son of Florian and Amelia (Shepulski) Perchinski. He worked at the former Bethlehem Steel and was also a carpenter, and a Korean War Army ...

Paul B. Sweely

Paul B. Sweely, 89, husband of Grace (Thompson) Sweely and the late Beverly Sweely of Jersey Shore, passed away on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. Born in Jersey Shore on April 26, 1931, he was the son of the late Ralph P. and Helen (Brown) ...

Ruth Marie Miller

Ruth Marie Miller, 91, of Montoursville, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at Valley View Nursing Home. Ruth was born June 5, 1929 in Williamsport. She was the oldest child of Marion (Fleming) and Albert Miller. She was raised on Scott Street and was the last ...

Thomas M. West

Thomas M. West, 57, of Loyalsock Township, passed away peacefully with his family on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. He and his wife, the former Marianne Cicerale, were married on Sept. 12, 1987 and celebrated 33 years together. Tom was born on Feb. 4, 1963 in ...

Byron E. Bassett Jr.

Byron E. Bassett Jr., 77, of Muncy, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family. Born July 4, 1943 in Williamsport, he was a son of Pearl A. (Aderhold) Long and the late Byron E. Bassett Sr. He and his wife, the former Kathryn E. Engdahl, celebrated 58 years of marriage ...

Sandra Ann Walker

Sandra Ann Walker, 68, Mansfield, passed away after a 10-month battle with cancer, on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020 at The Green Home in Wellsboro. In honoring Sandra’s wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the ...

Nancy Lee Hanna

Nancy Lee Hanna, 81, of Montoursville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020 at Valley View Nursing Home and Rehab Center. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville. www.spitlerfuneralhome.com

Julie Marie (Audet) Button

Julie Marie (Audet) Button, 72, of Williamsport, formerly of Bound Brook, N.J., passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. A full obituary can be found at www.SandersMortuary.com.

Mark Souter

Mark Souter, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020 at UPMC Williamsport. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville. www.spitlerfuneralhome.com

Raymond Douglas Poage Jr.

Raymond Douglas Poage Jr., 41, of Linden died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at UPMC Williamsport. Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com

Ralph M. Cole Jr.

Ralph M. Cole Jr., 68, of Williamsport, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at home. A full obituary will appear in the next edition. Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com

Funerals

BELAWSKE — Robert “Mitch” Belawske, 12:30 to 2 p.m. today, Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. HAEFNER — Mary Louise (O’Connell) Haefner, Danville, 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Church, 68 Center St., Danville. SMITH — George V. Smith, Jersey Shore, 3 p.m. Thursday, Rearick-Carpenter ...

George V. Smith Jr.

George V. Smith Jr., 53, of Jersey Shore, passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was married to the former Shelly K. (Willits) on Nov. 24, 2001. They shared 23 years together. George was born on April 27, 1967 in Philadelphia, and was the son ...

John Edward Pignatore

John Edward Pignatore, 80, of Horseheads, N.Y., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at Robert Packer Hospital. John was born on Aug. 31, 1940 in Manhattan. John is survived by his four nieces, two nephews and their spouses. John was predeceased by his brothers, Russell and James ...

Scott T. Shaffer

Scott T. Shaffer, 31, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 at his residence. He was born on Feb. 20, 1989 in Williamsport, and was the son of the late Edward Charles and Jean Marie (Smith) Shaffer III. He graduated from Williamsport High School in 2007. Scott was an ...

Roddie W. Duell III

Roddie W. Duell III, 67, of Newton, N.C., formerly of Westfield, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Friends may call at God’s New Beginning Church, Harrison Valley, on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 1 to 2 p.m., with a memorial service at 2 p.m. Online condolences may be expressed at ...

William V. Devlin Jr.

William V. Devlin Jr., 45, of Genesee, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Friends may call at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, on Saturday, Oct. 24th from noon to 2 p.m., with a memorial service at 2 p.m. CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines apply.