Obituaries

Wanda L. Swartz

Wanda L. Swartz, 68, of Lewistown, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018. Barr Funeral Home Inc. and Crematory is in charge of arrangements and will be announced upon completion.

William T. ‘Bill’ Wagner

William T. “Bill” Wagner, 61, of Lewistown, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Heller Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and will be announced upon completion.

John P. McElhany

John P. McElhany, 88, of Tyrone, died Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Colonial Courtyard Tyrone. He is survived by his wife Nancy Alexander McElhany; two daughters: Teresa (Lynne) Merryman and Marsha (Ron) DiFrango; and one son: John (Ann) McElhany. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June ...

Richard C. ‘Dick’ Williams

Richard C. “Dick” Williams, age 84, of East Waterford, entered into eternal rest on May 24, 2018, at the Brookline Nursing Home in Mifflintown. Born Aug. 18, 1933, in Blairs Mills, he was a son of the late Irvin “Ted” and Mary Smith Williams. A proud U.S. Army veteran, Dick served ...

Erma P. ‘Pam’ Richardson

Erma P. “Pam” Richardson, 75, of Port Royal, passed away at 2:45 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Born on June 23, 1942 in Altoona, Blair County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel J. Warner and Virginia (Maines) Britcher. She was preceded in ...

Betty L. (Smith) Stains

Betty L. (Smith) Stains, 70, of Burnham, passed away at 8:15 a.m., Saturday, May 26, 2018, at her home. Born April 13, 1948, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Ray W. Smith and Verna K. (Kroh) Griffith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, ...

J. A. Maxine ‘Max’ Rhodes

J. A. Maxine “Max” Rhodes, 99, formerly of Burnham, passed away at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Valley View Haven, Belleville, where she had resided for the past six years. Born June 12, 1918, in Altoona, she was the daughter of the late Chester L. “Babe” Stewart and Nora ...

Paul R. Waite Sr.

Paul R. Waite Sr., 80, of Selinsgrove, entered into rest on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the Manor at Penn Village, Selingrove. He was the husband of Carol R. (Shellenberger) Waite, who survives. The couple was married 50 years at the time of his passing. Paul retired as a truck driver from ...

Lois Mae Reese

Lois Mae Reese, 90, of North Chesterfield, born in Lewistown, quietly slipped from this world on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Ardell Reese and grandson, Ryan. She is survived by three sons, Richard and his wife, Victoria, of Chesterfield, James ...

Erma P. Richardson

Erma P. Richardson, 75, of Port Royal, passed away at 2:45 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, which will be announced upon completion.