Obituaries

Edward J. Gannon

Edward John Gannon, of Bellefonte, Pa., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. He was 58 years old. Ed is survived by his beloved wife Susan (Charnick) and children Alyssa Nastase and John Joseph (JJ) Nastase, whom he loved as his own. Ed was born in Roslyn, Pa., on Aug. 14, ...

Gary E. Kepler

Gary E. Kepler, 56, of Blanchard, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Born April 16, 1962 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Carole Nicastro and the son of Joseph (Patricia) Newman, Sr. who survive in Mill Hall. Gary was a 1981 graduate of Lock ...

Kathryn Jane Graw

Kathryn Jane Graw, 62, of Renovo, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 at Bucktail Medical Center. Born Aug. 26, 1956 in Renovo, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Janet Long Graw. Kathryn was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Renovo. In her younger years she enjoyed ...

Thomas N. “Jake” Batchelor II

Thomas N. “Jake” Batchelor II, 76, of North Bend, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at the Bucktail Medical Center, Renovo. Born in Pottstown, Pa., he was the son of the late Thomas N. and Hazel (Houser) Batchelor. He was a former resident of Spring City, Pa. before moving to North Bend. He ...

Funerals

SCHENCK — Vinton “Ray” Schenck II, 92, of Renovo, died Nov. 2, 2018. Funeral service, 11 a.m. today, North Bend United Methodist Church. CALHOUN — Joyce M. Calhoun, 59, of Mill Hall died Nov. 9, 2018. Memorial service, 2 p.m., today, Helt Funeral Chapel, 232 Hogan Blvd., Mill Hall. ...

Edith J. Aikey

Edith J. Aikey, 98, of Lock Haven, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born Dec. 8, 1919 she was the daughter of Dewey and Kathryn Smith. Edith was proceeded in death by her late husband Clair Aikey and a son George Aikey. Edith is survived by two sons, ...

Alea V. Kiffer

Alea V. Kiffer, 95, formerly of Milesburg, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at Centre Crest Nursing Home. Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Kader-Neff Funeral Home, 135 W. Main St., Howard. Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service. ...

Funerals

KEPLER - Gary E. Kepler, 56, of Blanchard, died Nov. 14, 2018. Funeral service, 4 p.m. today, Donald G. Walker Funeral Home Inc., Flemington. Friends and family will be received from 2 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. ROBINSON — Colonel Robert H. Robinson, 93, of ...

Paul F. “Slugger” Bower

Paul F. “Slugger” Bower, 68, husband of Linda L. (Cohick) Bower, of 1654 McGill Hollow Rd., Linden, Pa., went home to be with the Lord, on Nov. 13, 2018 following a brief stay at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa. Born on May 24, 1950 in Williamsport, Pa., he was the son of the late ...

William P. Gardner

William P. Gardner William P. Gardner, 84, of 2067 Sugar Run Road, Mill Hall, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at the Mt. Nittany Medical Center in State College. He was born in Lock Haven on Oct. 17, 1934 to Howard I. and Shirley C. Kinley Gardner. William was a 1953 graduate of the ...

Carole L. Shaffer

Carole L. Shaffer, 73, of Jersey Shore, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at her home. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements are entrusted to Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, Jersey Shore. www.WelkerFuneralHome.com

Funerals

ROBINSON — Colonel Robert H. Robinson, 93, of Columbus, Ga. and grandfather to Kelley Lohr, died Nov. 5, 2018. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, Trinity Episcopal Church, First Avenue, Columbus, Ga. SCHENCK — Vinton “Ray” Schenck II, 92, of Renovo, died Nov. 2, 2018. Funeral ...

Julia E. Isaacs

Julia E. Isaacs, 72, of Renovo died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at Bucktail Medical Center, S. Renovo where she was a patient for 2.5 months. Born Oct. 15, 1946 in Renovo a daughter of the late Russell W. McKinley and Martha B. Miller. Julia was married to Michael Storeman who died in 2002. She ...

Thelma E. Vaughn

Thelma E. Vaughn, 88, formerly of Jersey Shore and Nippenose Valley, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at her residence in Williamsport. Thelma was born Oct. 25, 1930 in Jersey Shore, the daughter of Chester Fetterhoff and the former Viola Parsons. She was preceded in death by her husband ...

Rebecca J. Shawver

Rebecca J. Shawver, 88, of Howard, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at Wynwood House, State College. She was born on Nov. 26, 1929 in Hublersburg, a daughter of the late James and Joanne Conway Shaffer. She was a graduate of Howard High School. On Aug. 14, 1948 she was united in ...

Funerals

ROBINSON — Colonel Robert H. Robinson, 93, of Columbus, Ga. and grandfather to Kelley Lohr, died Nov. 5, 2018. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, Trinity Episcopal Church, First Avenue, Columbus, Ga. SCHENCK — Vinton “Ray” Schenck II, 92, of Renovo, died Nov. 2, 2018. Funeral ...

Lola Jean Hepfer Grenell

Lola Jean (Shimmel) Hepfer Grenell passed away Nov. 11, 2018 at the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Hospital. Born July 22, 1938 she was the daughter of the late Richard and Zola Parks Shimmel. On July 29, 1960 she married Ernest Hepfer and together they had four children: Ernette (Michael) Gyde ...

Marcella M. Waltz

Marcella M. Waltz, 96, of Lock Haven, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at Susque-View Home, Lock Haven. Born Oct. 16, 1922 in Jamestown, New York, she was the daughter of the late Merle and Alice Harrington. Marcella was married to Richard A. Waltz who preceded her in death on Oct. 15, ...

Cecelia A. Blackwell

Cecilia A. “Nan” Blackwell, 69, of Mill Hall passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at UPMC Susquehanna. Born Nov. 30, 1948 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Helen Smith Falls. Nan was a 1967 graduate of South Williamsport High School and later earned her Business ...

Anna Arlene Cryder

Anna Arlene Cryder passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. She joins her beloved husband Russell, whom she has been missing since his death in 2005. Born in Lock Haven, Arlene found her calling as a nurse. She and Russell lived in Virginia until 1967 when they relocated to Belmont, Ca.