On Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 Judith Mae (Swartzentruber) Hess of Canton, Pa. went home to be with the Lord while at Robert Packer Hospital. She was 69 years of age. Born May 6th, 1949 in Lancaster, Pa. She was the daughter of Earl and Delilah (Kauffman) Swartzentruber. On July 31, 1971, she married H. Laverne Hess. Together they raised four sons and a daughter and shared 35 years until Laverne’s passing in March of 2007. Although committed to the responsibilities of raising a family, Judy still managed to find the time to contribute to the well-being of others. Her selfless concern for people led her to implement the GriefShare Ministry at her home church, as well as Women of Grace, a community support group for widows. She also served many years as a volunteer at the Pregnancy Care Center in Canton. Judy also served as secretary for Dr. Nick Spano. She was a strong, independent woman who loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, and never thought twice about flying out to Colorado to visit with loved ones there. She also enjoyed both flower and vegetable gardening. But most importantly, Judy had an unshakable faith in the Lord and the heart of a servant. When Jesus took her by the hand, she went with Him joyously.
Francis “Butch” Hagemeyer, 74 of Ralston, Pa., passed away unexpectedly at UPMC Williamsport Hospital on Oct. 21, 2018.
Francis Millard, “Butch” to family and friends, was born July 24, 1944 in Williamsport. He was a son of the late William Hagemeyer and Helen (Kepner) Crawford.
Butch was employed at Avco in Williamsport for 30 years. Always one who was happiest when busy. He, then, worked as an owner/operator truck driver.
Butch was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hiking, fishing and camping. He also loved visiting with friends, tinkering and fixing things and drives through the countryside.
Surviving are his wife Sue, five children; Shelia, Dan, Sheryl, Lynette and Francis Jr. two grandchildren, five siblings; Millard “Mike” Hagemeyer, George Hagemeyer, Sandy Baylor, Sharon Savits and Carrie Heller, several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. He was predeceased by two brothers; John “Jack” Hagemeyer and William “Bill” Hagemeyer, Jr.
In keeping with Butch’s wishes, there will be no public services. Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility is assisting his family with arrangements. Share condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com.
A memorial service to honor Rose Harley will be held at the Austinville Church, 2977 Austinville Road, Troy, PA, October 6 at 11:00.
Patricia “Pat” Hartford, 81, Alba, passed away at home while surrounded by loved ones early Tuesday morning, July 24, 2018.
Born June 12, 1937 in Troy, PA, Patricia Ann was one of five children of the late Earl and Ethel (Bailey) May. She married Dale R. Hartford on Aug. 13, 1955, in Troy. They shared 48 years together before his passing on April 17, 2004.
Caring for family and home came first in Pat’s life. She always looked forward to spending time with her children and she cherished her grandchildren. She enjoyed several hobbies, especially camping with Dale, fishing and tending her flower beds and vegetable gardens. Pat was a big fan of her family’s participation in local demolition derbies and will be lovingly remembered for her special kiss on the cheek, “for luck”. She also was very talented with crocheting and made beautiful blankets for loved ones.
Rose (Haungs) Harely, 78, Troy, passed away on July 19, 2018. She was born into the Mohawk Nation on the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve, Ontario, Canada.
A Master in the art of beadwork, she has over the years taught so many this beautiful technique so it would not be a lost art. Known to all as “Dota” (native word meaning Elder/grandmother), a woman with a beautiful and loving spirit who will be missed and loved by all who knew her. She was predeceased by her husband Charlie (2008).
She is survived by children Deborah (David) Fogleman, Sandra (Richard) Pilling, Kenneth (Tracy) Haungs, Robert (Nicole) Harley and Karen (Ralph) Sorrentino; 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Quote “My Soul remains free, with the eagle it flies”. We love you Mom (my darling).
Robert L. Hulslander, of North Carolina, passed away on July 6, 2018 at age 80. He was born October 15, 1937 and spent some of his early years in Troy
Funeral was held July 11, at Wilson Memorial
The family of the late Jonathan M. Hurlburt, 59, of Canton invite friends to attend a graveside service at Beech Flats Cemetery 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23. Rev. Duane Taylor will officiate. Share condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com
John Stapler Hollister, Jr, passed away on June 10, 2018 in Clark, Colorado.He was born on February 14, 1944 in Trenton, NJ, the eldest son of John "Jack" Hollister and Hannah Thomas Hollister.
John attended the Quaker High School, George School and then earned a BA in English at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH.
A true son of the wind, he experimented with careers in law enforcement, the United States Air Force, commercial real estate, and the Philadelphia Development Corporation, before ultimately earning his juris doctorate from Temple Law School.
Jonathan Mark Hurlburt, 59, Canton, PA passed away very unexpectedly on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at UPMC Pinnacle Hospital, York, PA.
Jon was born April 19, 1959 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Barbara J. (Burgess) Sentyz of Troy.
He served with the U.S. Army during Operation Golden Phesant in Hondauras. Employed as a truck driver, Jon always believed in hard work to achieve his goals. His grandchildren were the light of his life. Jon will be forever remembered for his truthful, honorable nature and a heart of gold. He enjoyed riding motorcycle. In earlier years he excelled in short track racing.
In addition to his mother Barb, surviving are his children: Michelle (Thomas) Swingle, Canton, Dillan Hurlburt and Jeremy Schweighart both of Waverly, NY; four grandchildren, Devin, Kayden, Kaleigh and Mahliya; sister, Ginny (Michael) Chamberlain, Troy; uncle, Bill (Jane) Burgess, Canton and a niece and nephew.
Eileen Norton Henry, 85, of Shunk, passed away suddenly on June 3, 2018.
She was born March 9, 1933, a daughter of the late Harvey and Rachel Norton.
She was married to the late Miles Henry.
The burial will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Barbours Cemetery with refreshments at Endless Winds Volunteer Fire Company in Shunk from 2:30 pm to 4 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Endless Winds Volunteer Fire Company, 9721 Rt. 154, Unit 1, Shunk, PA 17768
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