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December 31, 2010

 

Published in Centre Daily Times on December 26, 2010

Congratulations to Bonnie Betz Rossman and her daughter.

Published in Centre Daily Times on December 19, 2010

Congratulations to Steve Meeker and his daughter.

Our Sympathy to Richard Garbrick and his family.

Published in Centre Daily Times on December 22, 2010

John R. Garbrick, Jr.

John R. Garbrick, Jr., 63, of Bellefonte, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born March 29, 1947, in Bellefonte, he was a son of the late John R. and Mildred Faulkner Garbrick. On May 29, 1971, he married Marilyn Moore, who survives at home. He was a 1965 graduate of Bellefonte Area High School and was employed at Tri Bio Labs, retiring in 2002. He was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church. He was also a member of BPOE #1094, Pleasant Gap American Legion #867, Bellefonte VFW Post #1600 and the Undine Fire Company #2. He served with honor and distinction during the Vietnam Conflict in the US Navy as a hospital corpsman attached to India Company 3rd Battalion 9th Marines. For his service he received the National Defense Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, the Viet Nam Service Medal with 2 stars, and the Viet Nam Campaign Medal with Device (1966). John is survived by his brother, Richard 'Dick' Garbrick. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, William A. Garbrick. Friends will be received Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 from 1-2 p.m., at Wetzler Funeral Service Inc., 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte PA. A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Gary W. Bumbarger officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Union Cemetery, Bellefonte PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , Centre Unit, 123 S. Sparks St., State College, PA 16801-3915

Congratulations to Sue Nuss!

The Gazette Hometown Heroes - 12-10-10

 
Sue Nuss, Hometown Hero
Sue Nuss: Mt. Nittany Med Center ER Heroine
By Katherine Springer


 
Standing at the ER counter, Sue Nuss exclaims, “It’s not too busy in here right now, but it can go from quiet to crazy in ten minutes.”
“Sh! Don’t say the “Q” Word!” interjects Staff nurse, Mary Harter, with a smile.
A Centre County native and a Nittany Medical Center volunteer since 1974, Sue Nuss is a beloved face in the ER department. “I feel like I’m part of the team there,” says Sue. “I always feel welcomed and appreciated.”
And she is. The ER staff is the first to admit that they rely on the volunteers for support. “Without [the volunteers] we’d break down,” says staff nurse, Mary Harter. “They are essential to the team.”
After two-and-a-half decades of service, the Nittany Medical Center honored Sue as the Volunteer of the Year in 2000. Shy about her accomplishments, Sue bashfully points to the gold star on her collar that’s a symbol of her award.
As an ER volunteer, Sue is responsible for covering work that is both behind the scenes and on the floor. Sue transports patients, re-stocks supplies, changes linens, distributes warm blankets, and runs errands for the nurses and doctors. “Mostly, I just try to save the nurses and doctors a few steps,” says Sue.
Sue used to fear the ER, but now that she understands its mechanics, it’s less intimidating. “It’s not like the dramas on TV,” says Sue, “The staff is much more orderly and has everything under control.”
Sue realizes that many people share this fear of hospitals, of ERs in particular, but urges people to ask questions about procedures they don’t understand.
Especially for concerned families and patients, Sue’s presence makes a difference. “While transporting patients or interacting with families, I try to make them feel as comfortable as possible,” says Sue. “Sometimes, it’s hard to know what to say, but I just pray: Make me a blessing to someone today.”
Sue continues, “Still, I always leave [Nittany Medical Center] feeling like I am the one being blessed.”
When she’s not volunteering at the hospital, you could catch Sue walking backward through the PSU campus. Sue also works part-time as a campus tour guide for groups of people other than students. And if she’s not guiding tours, Sue may be on a one of your annual trips to Maine, at her weekly Bible study, or simply staying sharp with daily crossword puzzles.

Our Sympathy to the family of Cathy Dunlap Rossman

Published in Centre Daily Times on December 12, 2010

Cathy L. Rossman

Cathy L. Rossman September 13, 1948 - December 11, 2010 Cathy L. Rossman, 62, of Bellefonte, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, in Bellefonte. She was born Sept.13, 1948, in Bellefonte, a daughter of the late John D. and Henrietta C. Nolan Dunlap. Cathy was employed at Penn State University in food services. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, reading, sun worshipping and time at the beach, and loved Alabama Crimson Tide football. She is survived by four daughters, Bridget Rossman, Sherry Rossman, Velvet Rossman and her fiance, Bill Comly Jr., and Jessi Krone, all of Bellefonte. She is also survived by her former companion, Pete Krone; two sisters, Henrietta "Snooks" Marquardt, of Spring Mills, and Molly Shuey, of Curtin; a brother, John Dunlap, of Centre Hall; 11 grandchildren, Miranda and Katie Jukes, Bryan and Olivia Shreffler, Mitchell and Toby Colpetzer, Braedon and Tucker Comly, Amanda Rossman, Mikayla Hopkins and David Rossman; and a great-grandchild, Alabama Jukes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Dunlap and Doug Dunlap; and one sister, Patricia Flynn. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg. Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Alex R. Dyakiw officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be made at www.deankwetzlerfuneralhome.com.

Our Sympathy to Douglas Wion and his family.

Published in Centre Daily Times on December 10, 2010

Donald A. Wion

Donald Andrew Wion, 87, of Mechanicsburg, formerly of Bellefonte, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at Messiah Village. Born May 20, 1923, in Bellefonte, he was a son of Willis and Bertha (Breon) Wion. Mr. Wion was a 1943 graduate of Penn State University with a degree in mechanical engineering. As an engineer, he worked for Hamilton Standard Propeller Co. in Hartford, Conn. until he was drafted into the Navy, where he served until World War II was over. Other jobs were with Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester, N.Y., Sutton Engineering Co., in Bellefonte, and HRB Singer at State College. He retired in 1985, after working sixteen years for AMP Incorporated in Harrisburg. Surviving is a son, Douglas A. Wion, of State College; a daughter, Susan J. Bartram and husband, Scott, of McLean, Va.; and a granddaughter, Hanna Bartram. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Florence Fromm, on Sept. 26, 1993; two brothers, Harold A. and Philip W. Wion; and a sister, Eleanor E. Wion. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Messiah Village Chapel, 100 Mt. Allen Dr., Mechanicsburg, with Pastor Debby Bentch officiating. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the hour of services. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Bellefonte. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Village Endowment Fund, 100 Mt. Allen Dr., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Arrangements by Zimmerman-Auer Funeral Home, Inc., Harrisburg.

Our Sympathy to Shirley Tressler King and her family.

Published in Centre Daily Times on October 19, 2010

Roger J. King

Roger J. King September 16, 1946 - October 16, 2010 Roger J. King, 64, of Bellefonte, died on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at the Mount Nittany Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Born Sept. 16, 1946, he was the son of the late George J. and Lois (Saylor) King. He was a 1965 graduate of Bellefonte Area High School. Roger is survived by his wife, the former Shirley A. Tressler, who survives at home. They were united in marriage July 12, 1969. Roger was a veteran of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. For his service, he received The National Defense Service Medal, The Good Conduct Medal and The Sharp Shooter Medal. Following his time in the service, he was employed as the manager of Miller's Auto Supplies, Inc. in the Nittany Mall. He later was a used car salesman at various dealerships in the local area. He was a sales representative for Beavertown Block Co. in Pleasant Gap. Roger enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, gardening, and walking his dog, Eddy. He also had an interest in vintage cars and especially enjoyed the Bellefonte Cruise. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Lori R. King (Shawn Williams), and one grandchild, Olivia Brooke Williams, all of Pleasant Gap. Also surviving are one sister, Cheryl A. King (Don Straley), and two brothers, Lanny C. (Christine) King, and Robert A. (Gail) King, all of Bellefonte. Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at Wetzler Funeral Home in Bellefonte. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at the funeral home with Rev. Andrew Morgan officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions can be made to the Asera Care Hospice, 1015 Logan Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602, or the S.P.C.A., 2451 General Potter Highway, Centre Hall, PA 16828


Our Sympathy to Molly Auman Sampsell and her family.

Published in Centre Daily Times on October 17, 2010

Kathryn E. Rockey

Kathryn E. Rockey May 18, 1942 - October 16, 2010 Kathryn E. Rockey, 68, of Bellefonte, passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at Centre Crest Nursing Home in Bellefonte. Born May 18, 1942, in Bellefonte, she was a daughter of the late A. Russell and A. Helen Kozar Auman. On June 15, 1962, in State College, she married Ronald M. Rockey, who preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 2008. Kathryn was a 1960 graduate of Bellefonte Area High School. She worked as a unit clerk for Centre Community Hospital. Kathryn was of the Catholic faith. She was survived by three sons, R. Mark Rockey and his wife, Lori, of Bellefonte, Shawn T. Rockey, of Bellefonte, and Marty D. Rockey, also of Bellefonte; one stepson; Chris A. Rockey, of California; three brothers, John H. Auman, of Bellefonte, A. Russell Auman Jr., of Bellefonte, and A. Finley Auman, of Pleasant Gap; three sisters, Joan L. Shultz, of Erie, Molly L. Sampsell, of Zion, and Linda Nipples, of Mifflintown; and five grandchildren, Matthew Rockey, Ashley Rockey, Marty Rockey, Torrie Rockey and Trey Smith, all of Bellefonte. There will be a public visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at the Wetzler Funeral Service Inc., Bellefonte. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. James Schomer officiating. Burial will be private, at the convenience of the family, at Meyer Cemetery in Benner Township

Our Sympathy to Frank Mease and his family.

Published in Centre Daily Times on October 9, 2010

Ralph Kenneth Larimer

Ralph Kenneth Larimer July 28, 1928 - October 7, 2010 Ralph Kenneth Larimer, 82, of Bellefonte, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at Centre Crest Nursing Home. Born July 28, 1928, in Bellefonte, he was a son of the late Herbert F. and Mary J. Welty Larimer. On Aug. 12, 1964, in Bellefonte, he married Elizabeth Kohut Mease, who survives at home. He was a 1946 graduate of Bellefonte Area High School. Ken was the Postmaster for the US Postal Service in Julian. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as Deacon and Elder. Ken was also a member of the Logan Fire Company in Bellefonte, the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks Lodge #1094, the National Association of Postmasters, and Central Districts Fireman Relief Association of Bellefonte. Along with his wife Elizabeth, he is survived by two step-sons; Frank P. Mease, of Bellefonte, and Richard Mease and his wife Suzanne, of York; two sisters, Virginia Sager, of Bellefonte, Louise Martin, of Vero Beach, Fla.; three brothers, Gray W. Larimer, of Charleston, W.Va., Charles E. Larimer, of Bellefonte, and Dale H. Larimer, of Pleasant Gap. Also surviving are his three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. A memorial contribution may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 203 N. Spring St., Bellefonte PA 16823 or the charity of the donor's choice in Mr. Larimer's name.

Our Sympathy to Anne Halderman Praskovich and her family.

Published in Centre Daily Times on October 3, 2010

 Mary Louise Halderman

Mary Louise Halderman July 2, 1918 - October 1, 2010 Mary Louise Halderman, 92, of York, passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at the Normanie Ridge Senior Living Center in York. Born July 2, 1918, in Bellefonte, she was a daughter of the late David L. and Nora Walker Bathurst. Mary was a 1936 graduate of Bellefonte Area High School. She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Bellefonte. Mary worked for many years in the cafeteria at Bellefonte Area High School. She was a member of the Lady Rebecca's. Mary is survived by one daughter, Anne M. Praskovich and her husband, Daniel, of Milesburg; two sons; the Rev. John E. Halderman and his wife, Sharonn, of Wheeling Springs, and David A. Halderman and his wife, Irene, of San Antonio; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. There will be a public visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 109 McAllister St., State College. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at the church, with the Rev. Eric J. Shafer officiating. Burial will be private, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service Inc., Bellefonte.

Our Sympathy to Tim Krebs and his family.

Published in Centre Daily Times on July 10,  2010

Thomas William Krebs

T. William Krebs July 8, 2010 - October 28, 1931 Thomas William "Bill" Krebs, of Emmaus, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 8, 2010, in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Fountain Hill Annex. He was the loving husband of Colletta J. "Susie" (Bear) Krebs for the last 57 years. He taught health, physical education, and history at Emmaus Jr. and Sr. High Schools from 1957 to 1992, and was head wrestling coach at Emmaus from 1957 to 1974. The son of Thomas T. and Ethel (Hoover) Krebs, Bill was born Oct. 28, 1931, in Bellefonte. He lived in Norfolk, Va. with his family throughout his youth. In 1946, the family moved back to Bellefonte where Bill met his future wife, "Susie," in high school. As a member of Bellefonte's first wrestling team, coached by Glenn Smith, Bill distinguished himself as a two-time PA District Champ and State runner-up. He graduated from Penn State University earning a Bachelor's Degree in Education and a Master's Degree in counseling. The family moved to Biglerville, Pa. in 1955 where Bill launched the school's first wrestling team. In 1957, Bill's former coach, Glenn Smith (then wrestling coach at Wm. Allen H.S.), persuaded Bill to come to Emmaus to begin a wrestling program there. Bill coached several league championship teams and many outstanding wrestlers. Helping to build good character, sportsmanship, and confidence were key elements in his coaching philosophy. He set examples of perseverance, grace under pressure, and respect for others. Bill was inducted into the Bellefonte Wrestling Hall of Fame and into the Lehigh Valley Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame. Devoted to his wife and family, Bill enjoyed woodworking, gardening, a good political discussion and a good joke. He was able to fix almost anything, from broken clocks to broken hearts; and he never hesitated to help those in need. Bill was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Emmaus, having taught Sunday school in the church in the '60s and '70s. In recent years, he was afflicted with Lewy Body Dementia, which robbed him of his ability to move and to speak, but not of his spirit and his smile. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Survivors include his loving wife Colletta; children, Victoria Bingham and her husband, Steve, of Hellertown, Ronald and his wife, Diane, (Spadaccia), of Nazareth, and Kathryn Swavely and her husband, Dennis, of Emmaus; grandchildren, Joel and Christopher Mattern, Talon, Alex and Kelsi Krebs, and Jacob Swavely; brother, Tim Krebs, of Bellefonte; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers Donald and Carl Krebs; sister, Patricia Long. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, at Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 225 Elm Street, Emmaus, PA. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Sunday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Interment in Northwood Cemetery, Emmaus Contributions may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047(or at www.lbda.org/) or to St. John's U.C.C. 139 N. 4th Street, Emmaus PA 18049.

Our Sympathy to Nancy Cheryl Francis Stultz and her family.

Published in Centre Daily Times on July 4,  2010

Audrey Roan Francis passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Hickory Commons, The Lutheran Home in Hollidaysburg. She was 80. Audrey was born in Bellefonte on Oct. 22, 1929, a daughter of Fred and Grace (Williams) Roan. After her parents' deaths when she was young, she and her sister were raised by her aunt and uncle, Dr. Nevin and Catherine (Williams) Jodon. Dr. Jodon and Audrey's sister, Freda, both preceded her in death. Audrey married Robert Francis on Sept. 15, 1979. She is survived by a son, Rick Brown and his partner, Bob Stockwell, of White Lake, Mich.; and three daughters, Claudia and her husband, Ken Wolford, of Zion, Nancy and her husband, Larry Stultz, of Millerstown, and Lisa and her husband, Mike Carey, of Springfield, Va. Bob and Audrey were blessed with having six grandchildren, Stacy Allen and her husband, Rich, of South Milwaukee, Wis.; Andrew Myers and his wife, Jessica, of Phoenix; James Croyle, of Hong Kong, China; Michael Croyle and his wife, Janaea, of Fairmont, W.Va.; Andrew Stultz and his fiancee, Nikki Heckman, of New Cumberland; and Joanne Carey, of Springfield, Va. Additionally, she had four great-grandchildren, Jacob Croyle, of Stedman, N.C.; Sophia Allen, of South Milwaukee, Wis.; Julia and Rockland Myers, of Phoenix; and Isabele Croyle, of Fairmont, W.Va. Audrey was also preceded in death by her dear dogs, Sheba, Cassie and Carley. Funeral services are private and will be at the convenience of the family. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to your local SPCA or German Shepherd, Sheltie or Rottweiler rescue. Online condolences may be made at www.kader-neff.com.

Our Sympathy to Roseann Charles Witmer and her family.

Published in Centre Daily Times on June 5, 2010

Ann E. Charles

Ann E. Charles August 28, 1921 - June 3, 2010 Ann E. Charles, 88, of Bellefonte, passed away Thursday, June, 3, 2010, at Centre Crest Nursing Home in Bellefonte. Born Aug. 28, 1921, in Williamsburg, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Rosemarie Rodkey Riglin. On Aug. 10, 1946, she married James Clark Charles, who preceded her in death Oct. 30, 2008. She attended Bellefonte Area School System. Ann worked in the Housekeeping Department at Penn State University retiring after 20 years of service. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Bellefonte. She was a lifetime member of the Catholic Daughters of Americas, where she received the Award of Merit. She also enjoyed volunteering at the church. Ann loved her home and enjoyed working in her yard and garden. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Ann is survived by two daughters, Roseann Witmer and her husband Jim, of Pocono Lake, Deborah Savage and her husband Stephen, of Elizabethtown; three grandchildren, Jamie, Justin, and Brian Savage, all of Elizabethtown. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Confer; and two brothers, Michael and Anthony Riglin. Visitation will be private and at the convenience of the family. The public is invited to a Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, June 7, 2010, at 9 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with Father Neil R. Dadey officiating. Burial will follow in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Cemetery in Bellefonte. In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 134 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte PA 16823. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service Inc. in Bellefonte

Our Sympathy to Connie Boob Garman and her family.

Published in Centre Daily Times on May 20, 2010

William W. Boob

William W. Boob, 57, of Castanea, died May 7, 2010, in Perry County as a result of a truck accident. He was born Oct. 1, 1952, in Lock Haven, a son of the late Robert L. and Helen I. Kessinger Boob. He is survived by two brothers, Daniel J. (Isabella) Boob, of Spring Mills and Donald R. (Barbara) Boob, of Howard; two sisters Connie L. (John) Garman of Aylett, Va. and J. Susan (Charles) Conway, of Blanchard; and several nieces and nephews. Bill was a graduate of Bellefonte Area High School. He was employed by R. W. Bird. Bill enjoyed attending PSU wrestling and football games (tailgating and going to nationals); bowling and hunting with family and friends. The memorial service was held May 11, 2010, in Flemington. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Our Sympathy to Sandra Woomer Cimino and her family.

Published in Centre Daily Times on May 12, 2010

William E. Woomer, Jr.

William E. Woomer, Jr., 63, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Pleasant Gap, passed away April 2, 2010, at his home. Bill was the son of the late William Sr. and Dora Sommers Woomer, of Pleasant Gap. He is survived by two sisters; Sandra Cimino, of Horsham and Karen Roush, of Loganton. Services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. William was a kidney transplant recipient in 1993. The family would like to thank all of those who are currently participating in the organ donation program and encourage others to become donors. Arrangements under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service Inc., Bellefonte.

 

Our Sympathy to Edward Hull and his family.

Mabel Georgia-Mae Hull

May 27, 1921 - March 29, 2010
   
Bellefonte - Mabel G. Hull

Mabel Georgia Mae Hull, 88, of 58 Cedar Street, passed away Monday, March 29, 2010 at 9:30 p.m. at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College.

Mrs. Hull was born in Union Twp., Huntington County, New Jersey on May 27, 1921, a daughter of the late Frank Francis and Anna Mae (Ammerman) Gleason. On December 30, 1945 in Bellefonte, Mabel was united into marriage to James Edward Hull, who preceded her in death on March 4, 1964.

Mabel attended Clinton High School, Clinton, NJ.

She was reared in the Methodist faith.

Mabel is survived by 2 sons and 1 daughter-in-law; Edward J. and Ellen Hull of Port Matilda, Richard J. Hull of Bellefonte, 3 grandchildren; Dana Graupensperger, Eric Hull and Christina Fetzer, 5 Great-Grandchildren, Matthew Fetzer, Brittany Powers, Kassandra Fetzer, Alexis Graupensperger, and Benjamin Graupensperger, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death one brother, Walter Gleason, and by 6 sisters, Claire Stamper, Alice Berry, Dora Lacko, Arlene Gleason, Ethelyn Hospidor and Grace Glester.

Relatives and friends may gather from 10:30- 11:00 on Monday, April 5, 2010 in the Chapel of the Mausoleum at Centre County Memorial Park, where the service of remembrance will begin at 11:00 a.m. Internment to follow.

Our Sympathy to Anita Auman and her family.

Published in Centre Daily Times on April 23, 2010

Earl L. Brindel

Earl L. Brindel, 89, of Milesburg, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Centre Crest Nursing Facility, Bellefonte. Born May 21, 1920, in Haines Township, Woodward, Pa., the son of the late John H. and Ada Arney Brindel. On Dec. 14, 1962, at the Millheim Church he married the former Patricia Kellerman, who survives at home. Mr. Brindel was a 1939 Graduate of Penns Valley High School. He had worked at Wolf Furniture Co., in Bellefonte having retired in 1982 after 29 years of service. He also retired from Bald Eagle School District after 21 years of service. He was of the Protestant Faith. Mr. Brindel was in the US Air Force during WWII as a Sgt. serving in Mississippi and Texas from 1942-1945. He was a Life Member of Logan Fire Co., a Life Member of Bellefonte American Legion Post 33. Mr. Brindel loved Grange Fair, hunting, gardening, fishing, helping his wife to cook. He was known for his famous chili and zucchini casseroles. In addition to his wife he is survived by one daughter, Anita (Philip) Auman, of Julian, Pa; one brother, Leo (Katherine) Brindel, of Aaronsburg; three sisters, Dolores Buttorff, of Woodward, Regina Fisher, of Spring Mills, and Doris Boob, of Spring Mills; two grandchildren, Philip (Michelle) Auman, of Millheim and Justin Auman, of Julian; and one step-grandson, Bradley. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by the following children, Lester Brindel, Jr., Betty Frost and Ruth Brindel; four brothers, Harry Brindel, Carl Brindel, Guy Brindel and John Brindel; and four sisters, Lila Wagner, Anna Brindel, Margaret Stover and Leona Wagner. Friends will be received Saturday, April 24, 2010, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg. Funeral services will be, Saturday, April 24, 2010, at 1 p.m., at the funeral home, with Rev. Richard Gilbaugh officiating. Burial will be in Centre Co. Memorial Park, College Twp., Centre Co., Pa. at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg, Pa. Online condolences may be made at www.deankwetzlerfuneralhome.com

Our Sympathy to Linda Hoy Davis and her family.

Sarah L. Hoy

Sarah L. Hoy, 82 of Bellefonte died Sunday, March 28, 2010 in Bellefonte. She was born in Bellefonte on January 15, 1928, a daughter of the late Oliver and Irene Spear King. In May 1946 she married James N. Hoy who preceded her in death November 23, 1978. She was a secretary at Warner Company and was a Methodist, she enjoyed gardening.
Sarah is survived by 3 daughters: Linda Davis of Bellefonte, Debra Heeman of Zion and Sue Myers of rural Bellefonte; 2 sons Christopher Hoy of Boalsburg and Steven Hoy of Bellefonte, 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She is also survived by a sister Hazel Kellerman of Newton, CT.
There will be no public visitation. Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Walker Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg.

Published in Centre Daily Times on March 30, 2010

Sarah L. Hoy

Sarah L. Hoy, 82, of Bellefonte, died Sunday, March 28, 2010, in Bellefonte. She was born Jan. 15, 1928, a daughter of the late Oliver and Irene Spear King. In May of 1946, she married James N. Hoy who preceded her in death, Nov. 23, 1978. She was a Methodist. She was a secretary for Warner Company. She enjoyed gardening. She is survived by two sons, Steven Hoy, of Bellefonte and Christopher Hoy, of Boalsburg; three daughters, Linda Davis, of Bellefonte, Debra Heeman, of Zion and Sue Myers, of rural Bellefonte; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Hazel Kellerman, of Newton, Conn. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. There will be no public visitation; services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Walker Township. Arrangements by Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg. Online condolences to www.deankwetzlerfuneralhome.com

 

Our Sympathy to Barb Gallo, Bob Ort and their families.

Published in Centre Daily Times on March 26, 2010

Richard M. Wiley

CMSGT. Richard M. Wiley, USAF, Retired, died on March 13, 2010, in Mauldin, S.C. Born on Nov. 17, 1945 in Blairsville to the late Arthur and Thelma Wiley. Rich is survived by his wife, Delores Gibney, of Mauldin, S.C., formerly of Bellefonte. Rich is survived by two daughters, Christina Wiley (Jesse Terhune) and Stephanie Lucas; and five grandchildren, Autumn, Chloe, Phoenix, Cameron and Brett. Rich is also survived by a sister, Shirley (Mike) Uhall, of Fla., brother-in-law, Robert Ort, of Fountain Inn, S.C., and sister-in-law, Barbara Gallo, of Bellefonte.

Our Sympathy to Fred Walker and his family.

Published in Centre Daily Times on March 25, 2010

Ruth A. Walker, 90, formerly of Bellefonte, passed on to be united with her family on Tuesday March 23, 2010. At the time of her death she was residing with her son, Bob, in Grantville. Born Oct. 8, 1919 in York, a daughter of the late Herbert F. and Edna {Graybill} Gallatin, she was a 1938 graduate of William Penn High School. Upon graduation she was employed as a bookkeeper at Wolf Lumber Company in York. Following World War II, she and her family relocated to Bellefonte. Mrs. Walker was employed by Pifer Music Store, John Miller, Esq., the Centre County District Attorney, and worked for 26 years at the former Bellefonte Trust Company. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Bellefonte, and held treasury positions in several groups. She was very active in the Little League Auxiliary and often volunteered at The Oaks in Pleasant Gap. She was an avid Penn State and Joe Paterno follower, and collected PSU memorabilia. She had a lifelong interest in baseball and football, both Little League and professional. Her love of cooking will also be remembered by many that she invited to share meals in her home. Mrs. Walker is survived by two sons, Robert G. Walker, Jr. and his wife Rachel, of Grantville, and Frederick M. Walker, of Camp Hill; three grandchildren, Mitchell Walker and his wife Amanda, of Lake Arthur, La., Allison Gomez and her husband 1Sgt. Tracy Gomez, of Killeen, Texas, and Katie Bailey and her husband Daniel, of Harrisburg; and six great grandchildren, Ryan Walker, Rhett Walker, Rawlinson Walker, Dallas Gomez, Gordon Bailey, and Georgia Bailey. She was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Gallatin, and three sisters, Dorothy Zelinka, Gloria Fahs, and Margaret Welty. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Kuhner Associates Funeral Directors, 863 South George Street, York {the former Hahn Home}, with The Rev. Barry Folmar, officiating. Viewing will be from 10-11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. A memorial service will also be held at a later date for Ruth's friends and family at St. John Lutheran Church in Bellefonte. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint John Lutheran Church, PO Box 216, Bellefonte, PA 16823 or the American Cancer Society , 924N Colonial Avenue, York, PA 17403. KuhnerAssociates.com

Thank you letter for our memorial contribution in memory of Barbara Benzie Bollinger

Our Sympathy to Linda Ulrich Glantz and her family.

Published in Centre Daily Times on March 16, 2010

Richard D. Ulrich

Richard D. Ulrich, 91, of Bellefonte, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2010, at home. Born Sept. 26, 1918, in Coburn, he was a son of the late Harry Burrell Ulrich and Grace Catherine Musser Ulrich. On Jan. 13, 1946, he married Virginia B. Confer, who survives at home. He was a 1938 graduate of Bellefonte High School, after having been part of the 1937 undefeated football team. He also had attended Penn State University. He was a tool and dye maker for Cerro Copper and Brass, retiring after 42 years of service. After retiring from Cerro he worked at Supelco and also Rightnour Machining. He served in the US Army during World War II. For his service he received the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Ribbon. He was a lifetime member of St. John Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the Blue Lodge # 268, F. and A.M., 32nd degree Mason in the Altoona Consistory, Kiwanis Club of Bellefonte, Apprise, R.S.V.P., International Executive Service Corp., Civil War Round Table, a 30 year member of the Bellefonte Borough Planning Commission, past president of the Base Air Depot #2 Reunion Group. He taught Dale Carnegie public speaking courses. He was the past president of both the Bald Eagle Area School Board and Bellefonte Area School Board. Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Linda Grace Ulrich (Paul) Glantz, of Mechanicsburg, Karen U. (John E.) Baker, of Bellefonte; five grandchildren, Russell (Kimberly) Glantz, of Pottstown, Andrew (Mandi) Glantz, of Shiremanstown, Rachael Glantz, of Mechanicsburg, Brad (Jackie) Baker, of Fredericksburg, Va., John U. Baker, of State College; two step-great grandchildren, Christopher Baker and Riley Baker. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Lucille Eichorn, and one brother Kenneth Ulrich. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Heckman Cemetery in Spring Mills, at the convenience of the family. The family welcomes cards. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 216 N. McAllister St., Bellefonte PA 16823 or Asera Care, 1015 Logan Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service Inc., in Bellefonte.

Our Sympathy to Linda Rhoads Shirk and her family.

Published in Centre Daily Times on March 8, 2010

Sara E. Irvin

Sara E. Irvin November 22, 1924 - March 5, 2010 Sara E. Irvin, 85, of Beech Creek, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2010, at The Fairways at Brookline Village in State College. Born on Nov. 22, 1924, in Bellefonte, she was a daughter of the late Wilbert and Madeline Rhoads Irvin. She was married to Marvin L. Irvin, who preceded her in death. Sara attended the Bellefonte school system. She was employed at the Armstrong Plant in Beech Creek until her retirement. She was of the Protestant faith. She was a member of the Beech Creek American Legion Post 623 and the Moose Lodge 151 of Bellefonte. Sara is survived by a son, John W. Irvin (Joyce), of Madisonburg; a daughter, Linda Shirk, of Bellefonte; two brothers, Dale Rhoads, of Bellefonte, and Robert Rhoads, of Florida; and two sisters, Madeline Yarnell and Alma Robinson, both of Bellefonte. Also surviving are five grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers; three sisters; and a granddaughter. Friends will be received from 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at the Kader-Neff Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc., 135 W. Main St., Howard. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Alan Eckenroad officiating. Burial will be at Schencks Cemetery, Howard Township. An online guest book can be signed or condolences to the family available at www.kader-neff.com www.kader-neff.com.

Our Sympathy to the family of Barbara Benzie Bollinger and her sister Mary Jane Grenoble.

Published in Centre Daily Times on March 4, 2010

Barbara A. Bollinger

Barbara A. Bollinger May 3, 1947 - March 2, 2010 Barbara A. Bollinger, 62, of Reedsville, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Lewistown Hospital. Born May 3, 1947, in Bellefonte, she was a daughter of the late Michael P. and Mary (Jabco) Benzie. Her husband, Gary L. Bollinger, whom she married April 10, 1970, survives. Also surviving are children, Scott A. Bollinger and wife Annie, of Pensacola, Fla., Terri M. Whitsel and husband Ken, of Lewistown and Candace R. Bollinger, of Woodbridge, Va.; sisters, Catherine Brown and Mary Jane Grenoble and husband Jim, all of Bellefonte; grandchildren, Jordan L. Bollinger, Sierra M. Bollinger, Shauna I. Bollinger, Kaiulani Grebin, Alana Grebin, Brandi Cambra, Kasandra Whitsel, Rylie Whitsel, Brandon Cambra, Daulton Whitsel and Kalei Grebin; great-grandson, Kalahikiola Bollinger-Grebin and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William S. Benzie. She was a 1966 graduate of Bellefonte High School. She was a Lab Technician at Black's Hospital, Lewistown and then for Dr. Xanthopoulos for over 20 years and last for Geisinger Medical Clinic in State College. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. Barbara loved her grandchildren and her dogs, Teto and Bear and hosting family gatherings. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 6, 2010, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, with the Rev. William Weary officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m., Friday, March, 5, 2010, at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main Street, Lewistown, with a scripture service at 8:30 p.m. Memorial may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044

Our Sympathy to Gary Dolan and his family.

Published in Centre Daily Times on February 21, 2010

Ethel Mae Wolfe Dolan

Ethel Mae Wolfe Dolan May 30, 1915 - February 19, 2010 Ethel Mae Wolfe Dolan, 94, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. She was born May 30, 1915, in Nittany, Centre County, a daughter of the late Harry and Blanch Rachau Wolfe. In 1934, she married Harold E. (Babe) Dolan, who preceded her in death in 1989. She was a member of United Church of Christ of Jacksonville. She worked 14 years at Sylvania Electric and retired from Exit 24 Restaurant after 12 years of service. She is survived by five sons, Walter (Martha), of Blanchard, Russell (Pat), of Howard, Frank (Mona), of Clearfield, Nevin (Chris), of Howard, and Gary (Judy), of Bellefonte; and two sisters, Alice Kessinger and Virginia Edkins. Her son, Jerry, and a daughter, Lois, preceded her in death. Ethel loved quilting and working with her flowers. She enjoyed very much being with her nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and great-great-step-grandson. Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Kader-Neff Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc., 135 W. Main St., Howard. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Nancy Kuhns officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel United Church of Christ, c/o Kader-Neff Funeral Home, P.O. Box 108, Howard, PA 16841.

Our Sympathy to Rick Bjalme and his family.

Published in Centre Daily Times on February 10, 2010

Torsten V. Bjalme Jr.

Torsten V. Bjalme, Jr. 67, of State College, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. He was born Dec. 2, 1942, in Philadelphia, a son of Mary Josephine (LeVan) Bjalme, currently of Montoursville, and the late Torsten V. Bjalme Sr. On Dec. 14, 1963, he married Mary Ann (Cox) Bjalme, who survives at home. Torsten graduated from Bellefonte High School and attended Penn State University. He was employed at the Penn State University Libraries system, retiring after 43 years service as an assistant financial officer. Mr. Bjalme was a member of Faith United Church of Christ in State College. The cornerstone of his immediate and extended family, he loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. Christmas was his favorite season and holiday, and he enjoyed making intricate Christmas ornaments. Ranking very high on his list of pleasures was traveling and gardening. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Steven Bjalme, of Leola; a daughter, Kirsten S. Bjalme-Evans and her husband, Michael of Binghamton, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Sabrina, Holly and Meghan Evans; and four brothers, Phillip I. Bjalme and his wife, Donna of, N. Lauderdale, Fla., Richard L. Bjalme and his wife, Peggy, and Carl G. Bjalme and his wife, Connie, all of Bellefonte, and Terry J. Bjalme and his wife, Pam, of Centre Hall. In keeping with his wishes, all services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the S. P. C. A., 2451 General Potter Highway, Centre Hall, PA 16828. A guest book can be signed or condolences sent to the family at www.heintzelmanfuneralhome.com

Our Sympathy to Jared Evey and his family.

Mary Elizabeth Moore "Mame" Evey

Published in Centre Daily Times on January 23, 2010

Mary Elizabeth "Mame" Moore Evey, 93, of Bellefonte, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born June 18, 1916, in Howard, she was the daughter of the late Claude Ryman and Nora Olivia Stitzer Moore. On May 31, 1941, at the Howard United Methodist Church of Christ, she married LeRoy J. "Pete" Evey, who preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 2005. She graduated from the Howard High School in 1934. She was named "Miss Howard" in the early 1930's. She was a faithful member of St. John's United Church of Christ of Bellefonte and also a regular attendee of St. John Lutheran Church in Bellefonte for many years. Prior to starting a family, she worked for the Parole Board in Bellefonte and the U.S. Post Office in Howard. She made a career of raising her six children. When the youngest went off to college, she went to work in the Penn State Registrar's Office, where she retired after 13 years. She was a member of Eastern Star and the Bellefonte Women's Club. She was an avid football fan of Penn State and the Pittsburgh Steelers. She loved playing bridge and was a member of several bridge clubs. She is survived by five daughters and their husbands, Sonna (Tim) McDevitt, Elaine (Ernest) Ebeling, Bonita (Denny) Leathers, Eleanor (Gene) Hutsky, all of Bellefonte, and Cynthia (Joseph) Nicosia, of State College; one son and his wife, Jared (Kathy) Evey, of Bellefonte; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was affectionately known as "Nano" by all her grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Jeanette Moore, who died in infancy, and Eleanor Bathgate; and a son-in-law, James B. Meyer. She was a very loving mother and grandmother, who will be remembered for her patience, kindness, and family values. She was an inspiration to her children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed by them. Her love was unconditional and she was always there for them, no matter what. A visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at the Kader-Neff Funeral Home, 135 W. Main St., Howard and 9:30-10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 145 W. Linn Street, Bellefonte. The service will immediately follow at 10:30 a.m, Monday, at the church with the Reverend Anne Smith officiating. Burial will be in Schenck's Cemetery in Howard Township. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, 145 W. Linn Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823 or St. John Lutheran Church, 216 N. McAllister Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823. Online condolences to www.Kader-Neff.com.