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Obituaries

Albert ‘Al’ R. Simon

Albert “Al” R. Simon, 87, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 at Manor Care North, Williamsport. Born in New York City on March 22, 1933, Al was the son of the late Lester and Ada (Warner) Simon. He graduated from Sunbury High School in 1950 and then graduated from New ...

Rosalyn L. Stavisky

Rosalyn L. Stavisky, 78, formerly of Montoursville, died on Jan. 17, 2021, at Manor Care North. She was born on Feb. 13, 1942 in Williamsport, daughter of the late Richard Sheaffer and M. Madalyn Lowney. Rosalyn graduated from Montoursville Area High School, was a member of the ...

Frank A. DeFonzo

Frank A. DeFonzo, 92, of Williamsport, formerly of Jersey Shore, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Frank was born Oct. 24, 1928 in Jersey Shore, the son of Benedetto and Angeline (Sabatella) DeFonzo. He graduated from Jersey Shore High School in ...

Dorothy E. Maneval Spitler Johnson

Dorothy E. Maneval Spitler Johnson, 92, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at The Williamsport Home. She was born on Nov. 16, 1928, the eldest of four daughters of Prosper and Leona (Hunsinger) Maneval. Dot grew up in South Williamsport and graduated from South ...

Jane Marie Heinlen

Jane Marie Heinlen, of Montoursville, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport. Born April 4, 1942 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late J. Earl and Sarah J. (Horn) Hinkelman. Jane was a 1960 graduate of Williamsport High School and retired from Tetley ...

Cecil P. Fisher

Cecil P. Fisher, 88, of Williamsport, went home with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. He was a loving husband to Edna L. (Grimes) Fisher for 67 years, father of three, grandfather of five, and great-grandfather of seven. Cecil served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War and later ...

Funerals

TAYLOR — Edward Morton Taylor, Hughesville, noon today, Picture Rocks Cemetery, visitation form 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St Hughesville. BOWERS — Bonita M. Bowers, Westfield, 2 p.m. today, Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield. YOUNG — ...

John M. Burleigh

John M. Burleigh, 37, of Williamsport lost his battle to muscular dystrophy Saturday, Jan. 16, 2020 at UPMC Susquehanna. Born Sept. 24, 1983 in St. Mary’s, Wisconsin he is a son of Donald “Dutch” and Joan Burleigh of Williamsport. John enjoyed going to family gatherings, picnics, ...

Wilbur H. Elliott

Wilbur H. Elliott, 81, of Watsontown, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, surrounded by his family. Born June 17, 1939 in rural Muncy, he was the son of the late Gerald L. and Dorothy P. (Black) Elliott. On Sept. 3, 1960 he married the former Carol ...

Clarence ‘Tuff’ Brown

Clarence “Tuff” Brown, 92, Shunk, died Jan. 16, 2021. Services will be private. A full obituary and condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com.

Rev. Dr. Larry A. LeFeber

The Rev. Dr. Larry A. LeFeber, 77, of South Williamsport, went to be with the Lord, on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. Born July 31, 1943 in Warsaw, N.Y., he was a son of the late Arthur and Helen (Herkimer) LeFeber. He is a graduate of Lycoming College, Colgate Rochester Divinity School and ...

Nancy A. Holmes

Nancy A. Holmes, 80, of Muncy, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 at Muncy Place, UPMC-Susquehanna. Born Jan. 30, 1940 in Milton, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Edna (Holden) Yost. On June 29, 1957, she married John A. Holmes Sr., and together ...

Arvetta E. Phillips

Arvetta E. Phillips, 84, of Watsontown, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at Watsontown Health and Rehab. Services for Arvetta are being handled privately by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care. Online condolences can be sent at www.DaleRanck.com.

Patricia M. ‘Dixie’ Wilhelm

Patricia M. “Dixie” Wilhelm, of Rose View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at UPMC Williamsport due to complications from COVID-19. She was the only child of the late Edward and Lois Wilhelm. Dixie was born on ...

Fledabelle Jean (Dougherty) Cohick

Fledabelle Jean (Dougherty) Cohick, 85, of Jersey Shore, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. Surviving is her husband of 66 years, Melvin R. Cohick. Born on Jan. 3, 1936 in Jersey Shore, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Iola (Sprague) ...

Erla Jean Hacker

Erla Jean Hacker, 90, of Muncy Valley, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 at her home. Born Jan. 11, 1931 on the family homestead at North Mountain, she was a daughter of the late Paul L. and Viola L. (Flick) Phillips. Her husband of 49 years, Richard K. Hacker, preceded her in death on March 3, ...

Kevin R. Houseknecht

Kevin R. Houseknecht passed away on Jan. 9, 2021. He was born June 15, 1969 to the late Sylvan R. and Nancy E. (Deppen) Houseknecht. He is survived by two sisters, Angela R. Bird and Jennifer R. Houseknecht and several cousins and neices. Kevin graduated from Hughesville High School in ...

Tonya L. Welch

Tonya L. Welch, 59, Wellsboro, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. She was born Feb. 3, 1961 in North Tonawanda, N.Y. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the ...

Rev. Michael R. Gardy

The Rev. Michael R. Gardy, 76, of Muncy, died and left his Earthly pain and suffering to be restored in the arms of our heavenly father on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 at UPMC, Williamsport, after three days in intensive care. He was born June 6, 1944 in Hazleton, where he was raised, a son of the ...

Catharine E. Miller

Catharine E. Miller, 92, of Muncy, passed away on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at Muncy Place. Catharine was born Jan. 4, 1929 in Penn Township, and was the daughter of the late Charles Valentine and the late Lula Jane (Poust) Long. She married Claude M. Miller on May 8, 1950, and celebrated 69 years ...