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FORCE — Ernest W. Force, Jr., died on Jan. 9, 2021. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Jan. 14 at Cedar Heights Brethren in Christ Church, 37 Cedar Heights, Mill Hall, Pa. Friends and family will be received from 10 a.m. until the time of service today. GUNSALLAS — ...

Martin W. Grieco

Martin W. Grieco, 99, of State College, was an accomplished architect, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He passed away at home on Jan. 11, 2021. Mr. Grieco was born in Lock Haven, the youngest of seven children, to Vito Anthony and Catherine Byrne Grieco. He ...

Heather Mae Aikey

Heather Mae Aikey, 35, of Jersey Shore, passed away on Jan. 8, 2021. She was born and raised in the Jersey Shore area. She enjoyed cosmetology, studying paralegal services, spending time with family and above all others, her son. She was spunky, intelligent and free-spirited. She was a ...

Samuel LeRoy Entz

Samuel LeRoy Entz, 75 of Bellefonte, passed away on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College. He was born on Sept. 18, 1945 in Lock Haven, the son of the late William Chester and Helen May Wilt Entz. He married Karen Martin on Sept. 25, 1965, she survives at ...

Richard ‘Porky’ C. Yorks

Richard “Porky” C. Yorks, 89, of Mill Hall, passed away at Heritage Springs in Muncy. Richard and his wife, the former Leona R. Swartz, were married on Feb. 18, 1950 and celebrated 70 years together. Porky was born on Jan. 23, 1931 and was the son of Geiles and Jeanette Monroe ...

Lillian M. Russell

Lillian M. Russell, 93, a resident of Jersey Shore Manor Care, formerly of Mill Hall, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. She was born March 18, 1927 in Renovo. On April 12, 1947, she married her love, Paul F. Russell, with whom she shared 68 years of marriage before his passing on Oct. 11, ...

Justin C. Stewart

Justin C. Stewart, 36, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Born May 8, 1984 in Rock Hill, S.C., he was a son to Edward R. Stewart Sr. and the former Sarah D. Dolan. Justin graduated from Loudoun County High School and honorably served his country in the United States Army. Justin loved going ...

Joseph A. Youngblood

Joseph A. “Jody” Youngblood, 58, of Lock Haven passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 at 2 p.m. Due to winter road conditions, the Graveside Service has been moved from the cemetery to the ...

Edith E. Fredrickson-Umstead

Edith (Skip) Umstead, 82, departed this life peacefully at 1:20 p.m., Friday Jan. 8, 2021, from her residence at Manor Care North, Williamsport. To read some of the joyfulness of her life and to share in Skip’s online memorial, please visit: www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

Funerals

YOUNGBLOOD — Joseph A. “Jody” Youngblood died on Jan. 8, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., today, at Swissdale Cemetery, East Croak Hollow Road, Lock Haven. FORCE — Ernest W. Force, Jr., died on Jan. 9, 2021. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Jan. ...

Ernest W. Force, Jr.

Ernest W. Force, Jr. (Ernie) went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Jan. 9, 2021. Ernie was born in Philipsburg on May 25, 1937. He was the son of the late Ernest and Elsie (Lapps) Force. He grew up in Grassflat where, he stated many times, he had a very enjoyable childhood. Baseball in ...

Emma Louise Workman Gunsallus

Emma Louise Workman Gunsallus, of Zion in Bellefonte, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. Born into humble beginnings in Mingoville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William S. and Geneva W. (Reed) Workman on Feb. 10, 1936. She was a 1954 graduate of ...

Donald Pagnotto

Donald Charles Pagnotto, 94, of Renovo passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 at his residence surrounded by the love of his family. He was born in Renovo on Aug. 15, 1926, a son of the late Michael L. and Lelia S. (Hare) Pagnotto. During WWII, Donald served in the 3rd Army, 71st Infantry ...

Donald L. Condo

Donald L. Condo, 87, of Lock Haven, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport. Born in Lock Haven on Dec. 1, 1933, he was the son of the late John and Mary Brunner Condo. Don was a 1951 graduate of Lock Haven High School. In 1953, he enlisted in the U.S. Airforce ...

Donald Lee Motel

Donald Lee “Don” Motel, 55, of Lock Haven, passed away on Jan. 9, 2021 at the UPMC Williamsport Medical Center after a protracted battle with cancer. Don was born May 31, 1965 to the late Thomas and Martha E. (Frey) Motel, who survives. On July 15, 2011, he married Jodi Gamble, who also ...

David Ardell Gardner

David Ardell Gardner, 92, of Lock Haven, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 at his home. Born Oct. 29, 1928 in Lock Haven, he was the son to the late Harold Dean Gardner and the former Mary Ellen Bower. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Christin L. ...

Mona Jeanne Barner

Mona Jeanne Barner, 89, of Lock Haven, formerly of Howard, passed away on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at the Haven Place in Lock Haven. She was born on April 19, 1931 in Lock Haven, the daughter of the late Christine Flanigan. She was raised by her grandparents Charles and Margaret Conklin. She ...

William B. Stere

William B. Stere, 67, of Julian, passed away at Mount Nittany Medical Center on Jan. 8, 2021. Bill was born in Bellefonte on March 2, 1953, the son of the late John C. and Dorothy L. Tingue Stere. On April 22, 1995 he married Nancy Parker Stere who survives at home. He is also survived by ...

Martin W. Grieco

Martin W. Grieco, 99, of State College, passed on Jan. 11, 2021. He was born on March 26, 1921. Koch Funeral Home, of State College, is in charge of arrangements.

Funerals

RUGGIERS — Floreen Carol Ruggiers, of Lock Haven, died Jan. 5, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. today, Cedar hill Cemetery, Mill Hall. YOUNGBLOOD — Joseph A. “Jody” Youngblood died on Jan. 8, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13 at ...