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Daniel Bottiger 1938 - 2024Daniel F. Bottiger, 86, of Sunbury, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Sunbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 30, 1938, in Montour County, a son of the late P. Frank and Elizabeth (Knarr) Bottiger. On Dec. 13, 1958, he married the former Sarah L. Price who preceded him in death on Sept....Obituary
Mary Machesic 1931 - 2024Mary L. (Reinhardt) Machesic, 93, of State Route 890, Paxinos, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Geisinger Medical Center. She was born May 19, 1931, to Frank D. Reinhardt and Marie A. (Corcoran) Reinhardt of Coal Run. Mary attended Coal Township High School. On Aug. 29, 1953, she married Leonard P. "Sonny"...Obituary
Joseph Flanagan 1928 - 2024Joseph A. Flanagan, 96, of Milton, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at his home. Born Jan. 6, 1928, in Middletown, Conn., he was a son of the late Joseph and Julia (Rogers) Flanagan. He was married to the former Patricia Finkle. Together they celebrated 69 years of marriage until her death on Nov. 20,...Obituary
Walter Runkle 1943 - 2024Walter Raymond Runkle, 81, of Sunbury, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 12, 2024. He was born Feb. 17, 1943, the son of Harvey and Grace Runkle. He married his sweetheart, Brenda Galbraith, on June 11, 1960; their union lasted 63 years. Walter loved to play the piano and organ and he enjoyed music of many...Obituary
Dustin Carstetter 1983 - 2024Dustin Lee Carstetter, 41, of Selinsgrove, passed away Saturday June 8, 2024. He was born Jan. 11, 1983, to Valerie DeGroat (Bauman) and Gary Carstetter. He was a very talented artist, musician, and woodworker. Most recently he worked in landscaping, and he has always enjoyed the creativity of that as well. He...Obituary
Margaret Murphy 1938 - 2024Margaret "Peggy" Jane Murphy, 86, formerly of Lewisburg, entered into rest at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at Glen Brook Rehab and Nursing, Berwick. She was born May 16, 1938, in Lewisburg, a daughter of the late Wilbert G. and Mary Alice (Fertig) Wolfe. On Jan. 26, 1963, she married Williard H. Murphy, who...Obituary
Susan Lambert 2024Susan Diane Lambert, 76, of Hillsboro, Tennessee, passed from this life Wednesday, May 8, 2024, in Manchester, Tenn. Mrs. Lambert was born in Sunbury, Pa., to her late parents, Allen P. Hile and Evelyn (Geyer) Hile. She was a homemaker all her life. Mrs. Lambert adored her co*cker spaniel, Piper, and enjoyed caring...Obituary
Barbara Goodling 1932 - 2024Barbara Goodling, 92, went home to be with her precious Lord and Savior, Monday afternoon, June 10, 2024, in her home in Richfield. She was born Jan. 12, 1932, in Kingston, a daughter of the late Harold and Helen (Fowler) Losch. On June 16, 1951, she married Robert L. Goodling who preceded her in passing on Oct. 1,...Obituary
Warren Dieffenderfer 1927 - 2024Warren J. Dieffenderfer, 96, formerly of Milton, died Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. He was born Oct. 21, 1927, in West Milton, a son of the late Joel and Sadie (Mitchell) Dieffenderfer. On April 29, 1953, he married the former Shirley A. Finck, who preceded him in death on...Obituary
Lee Zartman 1936 - 2024Lee Ernest Zartman, 87, of Herndon, passed away Friday, June 7, 2024, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was born Dec. 8, 1936, at home in rural Dornsife, a son of the late Charles R. Zartman and the late Gertie (Kieffer) Zartman. He was a 1954 graduate of Mahanoy Joint High School. He loved farming and...Obituary
Susanna Amato 1940 - 2024Susanna Finazzo Amato, 84, of Sunbury, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2024, following a long battle with dementia. Sarina, as she was known to many, was born in Palermo, Sicily on Feb. 28, 1940. She was married to Pietro Amato for 55 years before his death in 2018. Sarina and her family lived in Italy until 1977 when...Obituary
Helen Knepp 1942 - 2024Helen L. Knepp, 82, of McClure, passed away peacefully Monday, June 10, 2024, at her home. She was born Feb. 10, 1942, in West Beaver Township, Snyder County, a daughter of the late Martin and Nettie (Romig) Weader. On Feb. 10, 1979, she married Randall E. Knepp who survives. Helen was a graduate of West Snyder...Obituary
Carol McKnight 1955 - 2024Carol D. McKnight, 69, of McClure, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She was born May 1, 1955, in Lewistown, a daughter of Gloria J. (Romig) Moyer and the late Harold L. "Herbie" Folk. Carol was married to Jacob "Jake" McKnight who survives. Carol attended West Snyder High...Obituary
John Bowersox 1947 - 2024John L. Bowersox, 77, of Taneytown, Md., passed away Sunday, June 9, 2024. Arrangements are by Stauffer Funeral Home, Frederick, Md., and by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, Watsontown, Pa.Obituary
Robin Dauberman 1961 - 2024Robin M. Dauberman, 62, formerly of Lewisburg, passed away Monday, June 10, 2024, in State College. A native of Union County, she was born Sept. 18, 1961, in Lewisburg, a daughter of the late William and Marylew (Reichley) Geiswite. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Dauberman in 2012. She had a...Obituary
Esta Reber 1951 - 2024Mrs. Esta Ora Reber, 72, of Griffin, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at her home. She resided in Mifflinburg, Pa. for the majority of her life. Mrs. Reber was born Sept. 26, 1951, in Brookside, West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Junior Shaffer and Charlotte (Dyer) Shaffer;...Obituary
Karen Auman 1948 - 2024Karen E. Auman, 76, of Selinsgrove, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She was born March 21, 1948, in Sunbury, a daughter of the late Carl M. and Evelyn B. (Kerstetter) Shaffer. On Jan. 6, 1985, she married Michael B. Auman who survives. She had been employed at numerous...Obituary
Beatrice Guernsey 1939 - 2024Beatrice L. Guernsey, 85, of Middleburg, passed away Friday, June 7, 2024, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She was born Feb. 17, 1939, in Beavertown, a daughter of the late John and Josephine (Knepp) Dauberman. On March 30, 1957, she married Ronald M. Guernsey who preceded her in death on July 13, 2008....Obituary
Father Gerard Heintzelman 1933 - 2024Father Gerard Thomas Heintzelman, 90, of Danville, passed away Friday, June 7, 2024, at Maria Hall, Danville. He was born Oct. 10, 1933, in Sunbury, the son of Russell Samuel Heintzelman and Helen (Mulcahy) Heintzelman. In 1947, he entered St. Charles College, Catonsville, Md., for four years of high school and...Obituary
John Thornbury 1935 - 2024John Forrest Thornbury passed from this world on the afternoon of Friday, June 7, 2024, at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. He was 88. Born in Wilkerson, West Virginia, on June 11, 1935, John developed a love for music, eventually becoming proficient on piano, guitar, accordion, and ukulele. At the...Obituary
Ricky Inch 1958 - 2024Ricky Lee Inch, 66, of Selinsgrove, passed away unexpectedly at his home, Friday, June 7, 2024. He was born May 23, 1958, to the late Larry and Nettie (Herman) Inch. He attended school at Selinsgrove Area High School and SUN Area Technical Institute, graduating in 1976. On June 25, 1977, he married his high...Obituary
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Kenneth Williams 1939 - 2024"Caution: Flying Pancakes!" would often be heard at the Williams' home on a Saturday morning because Pop-pop/Dad was whipping up his famous pancakes and tossing them to your plate from across the room. Kenneth Thomas Williams, who brought smiles, a zest-for-life attitude and great love to all was called home to be...Obituary
Joseph Kurtz, Jr. 1957 - 2024Joseph W. Kurtz, Jr. 66 of Sunbury, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, June 3rd, 2024. A loving husband, father, grandfather who devoted his life to his family, gardening, hunting and fishing. Born in Sunbury on December 29, 1957. Son of the late Joseph W. and Rachel (Reader) Kurtz,...Obituary

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