Mary J. (Grimm) Nybeck, of Morris Run, PA, passed away peacefully, Sunday February 9, 2020 at her home while surrounded by family. Calling hours are Thursday, February 13th, from 4-6 P.M. at Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, 314 Granger St., Blossburg. The Funeral Service will follow at 6 P.M. A private burial will be held in the Arbon Cemetery in Blossburg. A complete obituary and Condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com
Sharon Norton, 69, (Beloved wife of Hal Sr.) of Shunk, PA, passed away peacefully at home November 13, 2019
In maintaining with her wishes, services will be private. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is in care of arrangements. A full obituary and condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com
Dorothy “Dotty” Norton, 78, (beloved husband of Malyn Norton) of Shunk, Pa. and life-time resident of Sullivan County, passed away peacefully Friday, September 13, 2019 at her home.
The family invites friends to call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, September 22, at the Endless Winds Fire Hall in Shunk, Pa. A memorial service in celebration of Dotty’s life will be held at 11 a.m. with a luncheon to follow. Burial will be private.
The Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to her beloved Endless Winds Fire Co., c/o 9721 Rt. 154, Unit 1, Shunk, Pa. 17768 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Arvid “Curley” Nelson, 86, of Dushore, died unexpectedly July 14, 2019.
In accordance with Curley’s wishes there are no services. Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility is in care of arrangements. A full obituary and condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.comwww.pepperfuneralhomes.com
Bruce I. Neifert, 66, of Canton, Pa., and, formerly of Tamaqua, Pa., died on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 in Sayre, Pa. He was the husband of Lewann (nee Erbe) Neifert, to whom he was married 43 years. Born in Coaldale, Pa. on Feb. 18, 1952, Bruce was a son of the late Ruth (nee Zimmerman) and Kenneth E. Neifert, Sr.
A 1970 graduate of Tamaqua High School, he received his bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University in 1974, and his master’s degree from Wilkes University. A former educator in Tamaqua area, Bruce was a retired Assistant Principal at Canton Area Jr.-Sr. High School. He was a member and President of the Canton Lion’s Club, a former member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Tamaqua and a consistent blood donor for the local blood drives. An avid USC and Penn State football fan, Bruce also enjoyed family vacations, traveling and the occasional casino trip. He absolutely loved his grandchildren and family events.
On the morning of Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, Michael Tod Neff of Canton passed away quietly at The Gatehouse in Williamsport following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 54 years of age. Born Dec. 23, 1963 in Allentown, Pa., he was the son of the late Norwood Neff and Betty (Schmoyer) Neff. He was a 1981 graduate of Parkland High School in Allentown, and worked for most of his adult life as a truck driver. His most recent employer was Fenton’s in Wyalusing, where he had been promoted to dispatcher. Mike’s driving career occasionally brought him to Canton, where he met Nancy Hawkins. In August of 1991 they were united in marriage. Together they raised a son and daughter and shared 27 years. Mike was a friendly, outgoing man who made friends easily. He was a past member of Canton Lodge #429 Loyal Order of Moose and enjoyed collecting baseball cards, fishing with his son and grandsons and attending Penn State football games. Mike was also a man of decided opinion and you always knew where he stood and where you stood with him. He was also notorious for his good-natured “ribbing” and liked to get a rise out of people. But a truer friend you could not find.
Winifred G. “Winnie” Neff, age 92, of Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 at Carleton Nursing Home. She was born on June 4, 1926 in Renovo, PA, a daughter of Ivan and Mary (Lucas) Swoyer. Prior to her retirement Winnie had been employed at Mansfield University in the English Department. She was a member of the Red Hatters Society in Mansfield and an advisor of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority at MU. Winnie was an avid quilter and enjoyed presenting her writings at the Gmeiner Art Center in Wellsboro, PA.
On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, longtime Canton resident Ronie Wayne Nelson passed away at Geisinger Medical Center.
He was 64, and the husband of Karen (nee Eckersley)
Visitation will be Saturday, 2 to 4 PM at Morse and Kleese Funeral home, 94 N. Center St., Canton, with service to follow at 4 PM.
A full obituary will appear in next week's edition.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society. (www.morseandkleesefuneralhome.com)
On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 longtime Canton resident, Ronie Wayne Nelson passed away quietly at Geisinger Medical Center, surrounded by his family, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 64 years of age. Born March 28th, 1953 in Minot, North Dakota, he was one of ten children in the family of Duane and Clarice (Sundbakken) Nelson.
After graduating from high school Ron enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1972 to 1976 as a medical corpsman. While in the Navy Ron met Karen Eckersley, and on September 10th, 1978 they were married. Following his service to our country Ron earned a B.S. degree in accounting.
Over the years he was employed as an accountant for the former Eastern Best Products in Canton, the Staiman Company in Williamsport and the former Orthstar Co. in Horseheads NY. Later he worked as a truck driver.
He was a former member of the Canton Lions Club and the Wheel Inn Club. Ron was a soft spoken, laid back kind of person who made friends easily and was always there to lend a hand. He enjoyed the simple things in life; watching football and being with his beloved family.
Richard F. Neff, 68, of Canton, PA passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at his home while surrounded by loved ones.
Richard was born in Palo Alto, CA November 13, 1948. He was the son of the late Frederick E. and Leah V. (Messimer) Neff. In early years, Dick attended a one-room school in Larryville, PA where he met the love of his life, the former Betty Edwards.
After graduating from Lewisburg, PA High School in 1966, Dick received his Bachelors in Elementary Education at Kutztown University and his Masters at Bloomsburg University. He then earned a Post-Masters Certificate at Bucknell University.
On July 25, 1970, he and Betty were married in Larryville. Richard began his teaching career with the Muncy Area School District as an Elementary Teacher and their head wrestling coach. He also was instrumental in starting their elementary wrestling program.
In 1981, Richard was named its first “Coach of the Year” by Mid-Penn. He then served as Elementary Principal at Cameron County School District in Emporium, PA before joining the Canton Area School District as Superintendent of Schools in 1987 until retiring in 2001. He then enjoyed five years of seasonal employment at Walt Disney World’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando. Richard also owned and operated the Pennsylvania Quilter from 1999 – 2017, which restored vintage Singer Featherweights sewing machines. He and Betty were vendors at four national quilt shows. His memberships included the Muncy Lodge #299 F&AM, Canton’s Lion’s Club and numerous professional and academic organizations.