The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Daily Item Obituaries

November 10, 2012

Harry M. Herman Jr., 87, Selinsgrove

SELINSGROVE — Harry M. Herman Jr., 87, of Lost Creek Drive, passed away early Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, after a long illness. He was a golfer, deer hunter, fisherman, trapper, bowler, fly tyer, wine maker, rose grower and chess player. He also was a member of the Mall Walker Club and logged over 1,000 miles. He was a loving husband and father. He was a first class grandfather and recently became a great-grandfather.

He was born July 8, 1925, in Sunbury, a son of the late Harry M. Herman Sr. and Catherine (Rearick) Herman. On Jan. 1, 1984, he married the former Nancy Hetrick Renn.

Harry graduated from Sunbury High School, Bloomsburg University and earned his masters degree from Bucknell University. He did continuing graduate work at Penn State University.

He began his career teaching at the Maryland School for the Blind, West Virginia School for the Deaf and was fluent in American Sign Language. He was a speech and hearing therapist for Snyder County schools. Later he was the state director of Speech Pathology and Audiology in the Office of Mental Health and Mental Retardation in Harrisburg. He became assistant superintendent at Laurelton State School and later, superintendent at Ebensburg State School. At the time of his retirement, he was a consultant to 14 county administrative units and liaison to four state institutions working out of the Central Region Office of the Department of Public Welfare in Harrisburg.

During World War II, he served in the south Pacific from 1943 through 1946 as a Navy Pharmacist’s Mate. Third Class, aboard several vessels, the last being the USS Hansford. This amphibious unit was attached to the Fifth Marine Division during the battle of Iwo Jima. He was still pinned down on the beach when both American flags were raised on Mount Surabachi. He also participated in the Okinawa and Philippine Campaigns, as well as with the occupation forces in Japan. His ship was the flagship standing by the Michigan when the Peace Treaty was signed while in the Bay of Japan. For his efforts, he received a Letter of Commendation and two Battle Stars in addition to several other service ribbons and medals.

He was formerly president of the Herman School Association, Trustee of the Snyder County Historical Society, Shamokin Dam Councilman, and member of Shade Mountain Golf Club. He was also a member of the SCL Bowling League. He remained a member of the Selinsgrove VFW, American Legion Post 25, and Trout Unlimited. He recently donated all of his fly tying equipment, tools, hooks, and feathers to be used in fly tying classes each year for new members.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two sons and one daughter-in-law, H. Martin III and Christen Herman, and Joel B. Herman; two stepchildren, Richard K. Renn, and Ann L. Woodhead and husband, Ronald; two grandchildren, Paul and Kaija Herman; four step-grandchildren, Julia and Michelle Renn, Megan Woodhead Spilde and husband, Marc, Erin Woodhead and husband, Evan Merz; one great-grandchild; one sister, Elda Bowen, of Selinsgrove; one brother, George Herman, of Florida; five beloved nieces and their husbands, Ellen Diehl, Edie and Greg Moyer, Carol and Craig Cronin, Kathy and Steven Stowers and Lynn and Judson McLaury; and several great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister and brother-in-law, Ethel and Bill Swoyer; and one nephew, Myron Diehl.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove. A visitation will be held at 1:30 prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Selinsgrove Library for Large Print Books.

1
Text Only
Daily Item Obituaries
  • Joan M. Kerstetter, 79, Kreamer Joan M. Kerstetter, 79, Kreamer

    KREAMER — Joan M. Kerstetter, 79, of Kreamer, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at the SUN Home Hospice Care Center, Sunbury.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • David P. Siemsen, Nottingham, Md. David P. Siemsen, Nottingham, Md.

    NOTTINGHAM, Md. — On July 24, 2014, David Peter Siemsen, beloved husband of Lois Siemsen (nee Sabo); devoted father of John Siemsen and wife Carrie, Aaron Siemsen and wife Erin; dear son of the late Fred Peter and Mary Louise Siemsen (nee Baker); loving grandfather of Jake and Elizabeth Siemsen; brother of Margaret Patanella and her late husband Henry, Marti Row and the late Fred Peter Siemsen and his surviving wife Mary; brother-in-law of Helen and Jeffrey Heil, Mary Siemsen.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gregory M. Ulsh, 56, Selinsgrove Gregory M. Ulsh, 56, Selinsgrove

    SELINSGROVE — Gregory M. Ulsh, 56 of Orange Street, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at his home.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tammy J. Leffler, 51, Danville Tammy J. Leffler, 51, Danville

    DANVILLE — Tammy J. Leffler, 51, of Danville, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, in the SUN Hospice Care Center, Sunbury.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donald O. Fish, 99, Northumberland

    NORTHUMBERLAND — Donald O. Fish, 99, formerly of Fifth Street, and recently of Chestnut Towers, Sunbury, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the SUN Home Hospice Care Center, Sunbury.

    July 25, 2014

  • marygray.jpg Mary Ann Gray, 84, Danville

    DANVILLE — Mary Ann Gray, 84, of Jerseytown Road, passed away on Wednesday, July 23 2014.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • donnaboob.jpg Donna M. Boob, 74, Northumberland

    NORTHUMBERLAND — Donna M. Boob, 74, of Northumberland, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at home.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wayne A. Appleman, 59, Turbotville

    TURBOTVILLE — Wayne A. Appleman, 59, of 160 Paradise St., passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville where he had been admitted on July 1.

    July 24, 2014

  • Sandra J. Woodard, 54, New Columbia

    NEW COLUMBIA — Sandra J. Woodard, 54, of New Columbia, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

    July 24, 2014

  • Barbara C. Minnier, 67, Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Barbara C. Minnier, 67, of Sunbury passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at SUN Hospice Care Center, Sunbury.

    July 24, 2014

The Daily Marquee
Funeral Arrangements
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014

    APPLEMAN, WAYNE A., 59, of Turbotville. Visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Warrior Run Historical Church, 41 Warrior Lane and Eighth Street Drive, Watsontown, followed by funeral at 4. Masonic service at 1:45 p.m.
    BOOB, DONNA M., 74, of Northumberland. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Sunbury Bible Church, 135 Spruce Hollow Road, Northumberland, followed by a memorial service at 11. Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, Mifflinburg.
    BOWERSOX, CHADF D., 37, of Watsontown. Life celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Washingtonville Fire Hall, 19 Strawberry Ridge Road, Danville.
    DERCK, BEATRICE A., of Sunbury. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, followed by a graveside service in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.
    DINSMORE, ELEANORE F., 83, of Selinsgrove. Celebration of life at 2 p.m. today at Sharon Lutheran Church, 120 S. Market St., Selinsgrove. V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, Selinsgrove.
    FAUSNAUGHT, JEAN H., 71, of Danville. Visitation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. today at Visneski Funeral Homem Inc., 10 W. Mahoning St., Danville, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg.
    GANTT, WESLEY J. JR., 58, of Middleburg. Visitation from noon to 2 p.m. today at Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, followed by funeral at 2.
    GRAY, MARY ANN, 84, of Danville. Visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, 20 Brookside Drive, Danville, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville. Brady Funeral Home, Danville.
    HAMMAKER, JAMES L. JR., 86, of Richfield. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Brown’s United Methodist Church, 33401 Route 35 North, McAlisterville, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Richfield Union Cemetery. George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills.
    NEWMAN, DAVID E., 56, of Middleburg. Memorial service at 11 a.m. today at Sound at Sound of the Gospel Church, Park Road, Selinsgrove. Hummel Funeral Home, Middleburg.
    OBERDORF, KENNETH I., 87, of Riverside. Visitaiton from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Brady Funeral Home, 320 Church St., Danville, followed by funeral at 1.
    SCHOLL, GEORGE R., 63, of Middleburg. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Grace Covenant Community Church, Middleburg, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Selinsgrove. Hummel Funeral Home, Middleburg.
    SNOOK, HARRY, 86, of Weikert. Graveside service at 11 a.m. today in Hironimus Union Cemetery, Weikert. Roupp Funeral Home, Mifflinburg.
    WEBB, KENNETH S., 98, of Milton. Visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. today at Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front St., Milton, followed by funeral at 10. Burial in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

    July 25, 2014