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    Our Sympathy to Joe Green and his family.

    Published in Centre Daily Times on August 5, 2013

    Judith O'Donnell Sieg

    Judith O'Donnell Sieg, 75, of Bellefonte, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, August 2, 2013, at the Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. Born September 19, 1937, in Bellefonte, she was the daughter of Louise O. Green and Howard O'Donnell. On April 11, 1959, she married Philip H. Sieg in Bellefonte and recently celebrated 54 wonderful years of marriage. In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by three adoring sons and their families: W. Philip, Janice and their children, Caitlin, Ben, Bo and Caroline, of Short Hills, NJ; Andrew, Heliane and their children, Maddy, Jack and Anna, of Greenwich, CT; and Douglas, Tracey and their children, Taylor, Ashley, Abbey and Cameron, of Summit, NJ; brother, Joe Green, of Bellefonte, and sister, Ellen Torrance, and husband, Bill Torrance, of Export, PA. Judy was a 1955 graduate of Bellefonte High School and a 1959 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where she majored in Journalism and was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority. Judy was devoted to and loved by her family and friends. While her primary passion was raising her family, she was an active community volunteer with a special interest in the arts. She was a founding member of the Pennsylvania State University Museum (The Palmer), a board member of the Paterno Library, and, recently, was actively involved in the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County. Judy was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge with close friends; she was also an enthusiastic traveler and a lover of dogs. In addition, she was a generous philanthropist, and was instrumental in the creation of the Sieg Neuroscience Center of the Mount Nittany Medical Center. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, P.O. Box 125, 133 N. Allegheny Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823. There will be a Celebration of the Life of Judy Sieg on September 19, 2013, at 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, 203 North Spring Street, Bellefonte, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. in Bellefonte. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.com

    Our Sympathy to the family of Edwin Dunkleberger

    Edwin W. Dunkelburger
    (September 9, 1932 - August 2, 2013)

     

    Edwin W. DunkelburgerEdwin W. Dunkelberger, 80, of State College, died Friday, August 2, 2013. Born September 9, 1932, in Reading, he was the son of the late Alvin B. and Evelyn Weber Dunkelberger. On August 29, 1953, he married Ruth E. Deubel, who survives.

    He is also survived by one son, Edwin W. Dunkelberger, Jr. and his wife, Cathy, of Centre Hall and one daughter, Lisa M. Campbell and her husband, Roy, of Pennsylvania Furnace; six grandchildren, Megan, Ryan and Lindsay Dunkelberger, Elizabeth, Julie and Emilie Campbell.

    He was a 1950 graduate of Muhlenberg High School. Edwin attended Millersville College and Penn State University. He graduated from Penn State with a Bachelor’s degree in Education in 1954. He received his Master’s degree in Education from Penn State University in 1960.

    Edwin retired as the Assistant Director of the Centre County Vocational School. Prior to that he was employed as a drafting teacher at Bellefonte High School and worked for HRB-Singer.

    He was a member of the Pleasant Gap Lions Club, the CBICC, VICA, and PSEA. He also belonged to the Carriage Association of America and was a Curtain Village Association board member. Edwin was instrumental in the construction of the horse show complex as well as reinstating the horse shows at the Grange Fair Grounds. He oversaw the construction of the prototype Conestoga Wagon that was used to construct additional wagons for every state used in the 1976 Bicentennial Wagon Train. That wagon was later taken to Canada for the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Livestock Exposition in Toronto.

    He was an avid collector of antique carriages, antique tools and enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities including horse shows and baseball games as well as attending Penn State Football games.

    Visitation will be 3 until 5 p.m., on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton Street, State College.

    Funeral service will follow at 5:15 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Reverend Mitch Smith officiating.

    Burial will be in Fairbrook Cemetery, Pennsylvania Furnace.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Gap Lions Club, Edwin Dunkelberger CPI Merit Award, 111 Bending Oak Drive, Bellefonte, PA 16823.

    Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.

    Our Sympathy to the family of Barbara Reed

    Obituary for Barbara Reed

     

    Barbara Ann Reed, 65, of Colchester, VT passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the Vermont Respite House in Williston, VT. Born on June 6, 1948, in Bellefonte, she was the daughter of the late Joseph G. & Dorothy J. Bechdel Reed, SR.
    Barbara is a 1966 graduate of Bellefonte High School. She was a supervisor at Murata Erie in State College for many years, retiring in 2003.
    Barbara was of the Methodist faith. She enjoyed spending summers in Camp Rich in Milton, VT for many years. She loved working with flowers and gardening. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews.
    Barbara is survived by her partner, Sydney R. White of Colchester, VT, by her siblings; Joseph G. Reed, Jr. and his wife, Pat; Dennis E. Reed, and Bonnie Shuey and her husband, Robert, all of Bellefonte. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
    Along with her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her former partner, Deborah Goss.
    A graveside service will be held on August 2, 2013 at, at 11am, at the Centre County Memorial Park, State College, PA with Thomas E. Reed officiating.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to PAWS, 1401 Trout Rd. State College, PA 16801 (www.centrecountypaws.org) or Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495.
    Arrangements have been entrusted to Minor Funeral Home, 237 Rt. 7 S. Milton, VT 05468 and Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, 106 W. Sycamore ST. Snow Shoe, PA 16874. An online guest book can be signed or condolences to the family available at www.daughenbaughfuneralhome.com or www.minorfh.com.

    Our Sympathy to Cherie Johnston Brown and her family

    Published in Centre Daily Times on May 15, 2013

    Wilma Johnston

    Wilma Johnston, 85, of Bellefonte died on May 13th, 2013 at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born June 28, 1927, in Chula Vista, CA, she was the daughter of Ruby Ethel (Finley) Brown and Albert Keith Brown. On November 30, 1952, in Wickenburg, AZ, she married William King Johnston, who survives at home. She is also survived by daughters Cherie Brown of San Diego, CA and Lisa Davy of Bellefonte; grandsons Jamie Brown (Tricia), of Kansas City, MO, Tracy Brown (Kristi), of Chicago, IL, and Eric Davy, of Bellefonte; as well as three great grandchildren.

    She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte for over 58 years. She worked for many years in clothing at Dank’s in Bellefonte and at the Nittany Mall, and later Hess’s, also at the Nittany Mall. She loved her family, spending time with her friends, her church, cooking, raising flowers, bowling, crocheting and playing bridge. The great impact she had on the lives of those close to her will be remembered forever.

    A public visitation will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 6-8 PM, at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. 206 N. Spring St. Bellefonte, PA. The funeral service will follow visitation at 8 PM, with Rev. Douglas Elder officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 203 N. Spring St., Bellefonte, PA 16823.

    Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.com

    Our Sympathy to Donna Smith Brooks and her family

    Published in Centre Daily Times on May 4, 2013

    Dorothy Smith

     

    Dorothy A. McClusick Smith, 88, of State College, formerly Bellefonte, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Hearthside. A daughter of the late Ignac and Ana (Hramatnik) McClusick she was born on October 21, 1924, in Clarence. On April 16, 1947, she married Donald W. “Duffy” Smith, who preceded her in death.
    Dorothy attended the Clarence School System. She was a homemaker and also worked at Dershem’s Sporting Goods and Plumbs Drug Store Dinette. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
    She is survived by three daughters; Donna Brooks of Bellefonte, Dianna “Dee” Smith of Prairie Village, KS, Darlene “Penny” Smith of State College along with six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Mildred Clark, of Emporium and one brother, Joseph McClusick of Clarence.
    In addition to her husband and parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by siblings; Anna McClusick, John McClusick, George McClusick, Mary Filippone, Helen Brooks, Albert McClusick, Edward McClusick, Andrew McClusick, Steve McClusick and Michael McClusick.
    A public visitation will be held Monday, May 6, 2013, from 8:30 AM till 9:20 AM, at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc, 206 N. Spring St, Bellefonte, PA. Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 AM, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 134 E. Bishop St, Bellefonte, PA, with Father Neil R. Dadey officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery, Bellefonte.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 417 Phoenix Dr, Suite A, Chambersburg, PA 17201, or St. John Catholic Church School, 116 E. Bishop St, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
    Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc, Bellefonte and online condolences may be made at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.com

    Our Sympathy to Terry Perryman and his family

    Published in Centre Daily Times on April 30, 2013

    Lee Russell Perryman

    Lee Russell Perryman April 11, 1938 April 27, 2013 Lee Russell Perryman, 75, of Bellefonte, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. A son of Lois M. (McClintic) Perryman and David E. Perryman, he was born on April 11, 1938, in Linden Hall. On Feb. 26, 1960, he married the former H. Jean Dress, who survives at home. He attended Hublersburg High School. He was employed at Corning Glass, Inc., of State College for 30 years as a shift mechanic. He was a member of the Pleasant Gap American Legion. Lee was a skilled deer hunter and fisherman. He played baseball for the Hublersburg Team and also enjoyed playing softball and soccer. His favorite teams were the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Steelers. Lee was a generous and kind person; it was a pleasure to have known him. He will be greatly missed by many. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Steven Lee, of Bellefonte, Mark Alan, of Howard, and Jesse Linn, of Bellefonte; three brothers; Lynn, of Milesburg, David, of Central City, and Terry ,of Pleasant Gap. He is also blessed with five grandchildren; Lindsay, Adam, Olivia, Tera, Amanda; and step-grandchildren Megan, Cory and Cody. He will be greatly missed by his faithful dog, Puggie. Lee was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Shirley (Perryman) Bergeron; and two brothers, John and Barry. A public visitation will be held at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 1 p.m., at the funeral home, with Pastor Rob Tevis officiating. Burial will follow in Centre County Memorial Park, College Township. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.com.

    Our Sympathy to the family of Ronald Yarnell

    Published in The Tennessean on April 16, 2013

    Ronald R. Yarnell



    YARNELL, Ronald R.Age 64 of Nashville, April 14, 2013. Survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol Yarnell; son, Greg (Carissa) Yarnell; grandchildren, Levi, Elizabeth, Sarah, David and Lydia Yarnell; mother, Lena Yarnell; brothers, Robert and Terry Yarnell. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home, from eleven a.m. to one p.m. and five to eight p.m. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, six p.m., at Creivewood United Methodist Church, 451 Hogan Road, Nashville, TN 37220 with Pastor Peter Van Eyes officiating.


    Our Sympathy to
    the families of Joe Martin and Joyce Martin Clevenstine.

    DEATH NOTICES: Friday, April 19, 2013

    DEATHS ELSEWHERE EASTON, MD

    Joseph Paul Martin, Jr., formerly of Bellefonte, died April 11, 2013. Memorial Service, Friday, April 19, 2013, 1p.m. Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery, Hurlock, Md. www.benniesmithfuneralhome.com  

    Our Sympathy to Judy Drapcho Kerschner and her family.

    Louise M. Drapcho

    Louise M. Drapcho of Bellefonte, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born on July 5, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Louise Smejkal Luckovich.
    On June 29, 1946, she married Emro J. Drapcho, who died December 4, 1999. She was a graduate of Bellefonte High School and worked in the office of the former Titan Metal Company and retired from Penn State Food Services. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She is survived by six daughters; Judith Kerschner of Hughesville, Elizabeth Hunter of Crofton, MD, Barbara Rupert of Cranberry Township, Rosemary McClusick of State College, Marilyn Hrzic of Altoona, Nancy Luther of Greensburg and one son, Donald Drapcho of Orlando, FL, ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
    There will be no public visitation.
    Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 11:00 am, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 134 E. Bishop Street, Bellefonte with Father Neil R. Dadey officiating.
    Burial will follow at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Bellefonte.
    Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic School, 116 E. Bishop Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
    Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., in Bellefonte.
    Online condolences may be made at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.com

    Our Sympathy to Norren Waite Askins and her family.

    Published in Centre Daily Times on March 22, 2013

    Della Grace Crain

    Della Grace Crain July 4, 1919 March 1, 2013 Della Grace (Smith) (Waite) Crain, 93, went quietly in her sleep to be with her Lord on March 1, 2013. She was born on July 4, 1919, at Mingoville. Della was the daughter of the late Henry W. Smith and Carrie E. (Shaffer) Smith. In May 1936, in Cumberland, Md., she was united in marriage to Ernest E. Waite, who died in December 1978. On May 1983, the Lord united her with Eldren "Bo" Crain in the God's Missionary Church of Bellefonte. "Bo" died in January 1999. She is survived by her children: a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Paul Rachau, of Rebersburg; a son and daughter-in-law, Ernest and Karen Waite, of Port Matilda; and a daughter, Noreen Askins, of Lamar. She was also blessed with 10 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and four step-great grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by one sister, Esther Bruss; and three brothers, Jesse, Cyrus and Russell Smith. She lived with her daughter, Noreen, in Lamar for 11 years. She lived in Centre Crest Nursing Home for her last two years. Della was formerly of Pleasant Gap. She was a member of the God's Missionary Church for 64 years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and keeping house for her family. Her house was always open for relatives or friends in need.

     

    Our Sympathy to Barry Barner and his family.

    Published in Centre Daily Times on March 2013

    Robert Allen Barner

    Robert Allen Barner, 77 of Howard, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Centre Crest Nursing Home in Bellefonte. He was born in Lock Haven on May 6, 1935, a son of the late Harry B. & Verna Heeman Barner.

    He married Mona Jeanne Myers on April 23, 1999, she survives at home.

    Robert graduated from Walker Twp. High School. He was the Store Manager at Napa Auto Parts in Mill Hall for many years. Bob was a life member of the Walker Twp. Fire Co. where he had served as chief and also a member of the Nittany Antique Machine Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and 4 wheeling. and liked to restore Allis Chalmers Tractors. He participated on various competitive rifle teams in the area.

    He is survived by two daughters; Karen J. Barner of Bellefonte and Beth A. (Bryan) Seal of Mechanicsburg, two step-daughters; Susan (Randy) Sorgen of Lock Haven and Debora (Robert) Weeder of Lock Haven, one son; Steven W. Barner of Somerset, three sisters; Florence Litz, Barbara Brouse and Joyce Fetzer, six brothers; Clarence, Harry, Mahlon, Kenneth, Gerald and Barry Barner, three grandchildren; Shane Orndorf, Laura Grohn, and Andrew Seal, three step-grandchildren; Tracy Noll, Tammy Duck, and Tegan Weeder, and two step-great-grandchildren; Nicholas & Brennan Noll.

    A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Mark Lutheran Church, 850 Snydertown Rd., Howard with the Rev. Ruth Koch Jensen officiating. Friends and family will be received from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Snydertown Cemetery at the convenience of the family.,

    Memorial contributions may be made to Centre Crest Auxillary, 502 E. Howard St., Bellefonte, Pa. 16823

Last Modified on August 17, 2013