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Obituaries

Richard W. Snook

Richard W. Snook, 89, of Shale Pit Road, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at his home. He was born June 21, 1929, in Beaver Springs, a son of the late Charles E. and Esther (Kuhns) Snook. On Dec. 29, 1950, he married Pearle A. (Kline) Snook who survives. He attended school in Beaver ...

Steven B. “Gobble” Aurand

Steven B. “Gobble” Aurand, 69, of Ferguson Valley, passed away after bravely fighting an eight-month-long lung disease on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. Born April 8, 1949, in Lewistown, he was the son of Boyd and Lorraine (Barger) Aurand. Steven will be ...

Clarice E. Varner

Clarice E. Varner, 87, of Richfield (Evendale), died at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at her home. Born on Oct. 19, 1931, in Monroe Township, she was a daughter of the late William and Mabel (Amey) Nace. On June 5, 1949, she married her late husband, Vernon E. Varner with whom she shared ...

Harold S. Bagshaw

Harold S. Bagshaw, 83, formerly of McAlevy’s Fort, passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. at Wynwood House in Boalsburg. Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville, and will be announced upon completion.

The Rev. Dean M. Bobb Sr.

The Rev. Dean M. Bobb Sr., 89, of Reedsville, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Barr Funeral Home and Crematory and will be announced upon completion.

James M. “Jim” Leiter Jr.

James M. “Jim” Leiter Jr., 67, of Mifflintown, passed away at 4:32 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. All services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown. Visit ...

Doris N. Stone

Doris N. Stone, 77, of Lewistown, passed away at 7:05 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at William Penn Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are under the care of the Barr Funeral Home Inc. and Crematory, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, and will be announced upon completion.

Annis Downing

Annis ”Twink” Downing, 71, passed from this life on Dec. 21, 2018, to her life in heaven where she will join her parents, Walter and Annis Downing. She was born in Lewistown, Pa., but recently moved to South Daytona, Fla. Surviving are: her sister Debra Smoker of Lewistown, children: ...

Theresa I. Leister

Theresa I. Leister, 53, of McClure, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. Born Nov. 6, 1965, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Martinelli and Catherine (Blessing) Martinelli, who survives. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a nephew, Thomas ...

Jacob M. Lapp

Jacob M. Lapp, 80, of 100 Deer Run Drive, McAlisterville, passed away at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at his home. Born Sept. 27, 1938, in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Moses B. and Katie Lapp. Surviving is his wife, Mary A. Lapp; children, Emma Troyer and husband, ...