The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Daily Item Obituaries

June 23, 2013

Lester O. Duttinger, 86, Sunbury

SUNBURY —Lester O. Duttinger, 86, of Sunbury, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013, at his home.

Born in Snydertown on Jan. 29, 1927, he was a son of the late Oliver and Gertrude (Herb) Duttinger. He was married in August 1950 to the former Evelyn Miller, who passed away June 30, 1983.

Lester served in the Navy.

He worked as a repairman for Bell Telephone for more than 30 years.

He was a member of Catawissa Avenue United Methodist Church, Sunbury.

He also was a member of Masonic Lodge 22, Sunbury, a life member of the East End Hose Company and the Sunbury Social Club and a member of Tall Cedars 65, Sunbury.

In 1967, Lester started “The Old Goat Farm” outside of Sunbury, where he spent many afternoons with friends who would stop by to hear stories about his life. Two very special friends, who were part of the “farm,” passed before Lester. They were Robert Brouse and William “Zoomie” Banning, both very good friends.

One of his main hobbies was planting a big garden for many years at his farm. He could tell how many to plant, what to plant and when and how to take care of the plants. He was very knowledgeable about and loved gardening.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Wade M. and Sue Duttinger, of Kratzerville; three great-granddaughters, Angela and Tori Rider, of Sunbury, and Amanda Steen, of Lewisburg; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Bruce and Rachel Snyder, of Millmont; two nieces, Joni Francovich, of Sunbury, and Ann Haynes, of Florida; his girlfriend of many years, Peggy Bickel, of Selinsgrove; and his very special friends, Becky and Ron, of Sunbury.

Lester was the last of his immediate family. He was preceded by four brothers, Wilbert, Ralph and twins, Paul and Robert, and one sister, Mildred Wert.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, followed by the funeral at 11.

Burial with full military honors will be in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

1
Text Only
Daily Item Obituaries
  • Penrose A. Bingaman, 94, Dornsife

    DORNSIFE — Penrose  A. Bingaman, 94, of  Dornsife, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.

    April 18, 2014

  • Shirley M. Doebler, 89, Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Shirley M. Doebler, 89, of Twelfth Street passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

    April 18, 2014

  • Lilly Mae Engle, infant, Berrysburg

    BERRYSBURG — Lilly Mae Engle, beloved infant daughter of Jacob Engle and Elizabeth Swanger, slipped quietly into the arms of her loving Lord surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

    April 18, 2014

  • Catharine J. Fox, 64, Danville

    DANVILLE — Catharine J. Fox, 64, of Hess Hill Road in Danville, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

    April 18, 2014

  • Larry L. Hauck, 62, Selinsgrove

    SELINSGROVE — Larry L Hauck, 62, of 5314 State Route 204,Selinsgrove, entered into rest on Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.

    April 18, 2014

  • Harold L. Mertz, 83, Mifflinburg

    MIFFLINBURG — Harold “Red” Lloyd Mertz, 83, formerly of Milton, a resident of 2 Mifflin Court, for the past 10 years, entered into rest at 9:12 a.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.

    April 18, 2014

  • asnyder.jpg Anna C. Snyder, 98, Milton

    MILTON — Anna C. Snyder, 98, of Locust Street, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at her home.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • annasnyder.jpg Anna C. Snyder, 98, Milton

    MILTON — Anna C. Snyder, 98, of Locust Street, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at her home.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Margaret G. Puderbaugh, 97, Danville

    DANVILLE — Margaret G. Puderbaugh, 97, of Danville, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Emmanuel Center, Danville, where she had been living for two years.

    April 17, 2014

  • David Fendt, 52, Stansbury Park, Utah

    STANSBURY PARK, Utah — David Fendt, 52, of Stansbury Park, formerly of Sunbury, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Gonzales, La.

    April 17, 2014

The Daily Marquee
Funeral Arrangements
  • Saturday, April 19, 2014

    FENDT, DAVID, 52, of Stansbury Park, Utah. Visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday in St. Monica Church, 109 Market St., Sunbury, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11. Burial in Pomfret Manor Cemetery. Olley-Gotlob Funeral Home, Sunbury.

    MONTAGUE, RUTH ANN, 82, of Danville. Memorial service at 1 p.m. today in Trinity Lutheran Church, 215 E. Market St., Danville. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Danville. Visneski Funeral Home, Danville.

    PUDERBAUGH, MARGARET G., 97, of Danville. Visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today in Paradise United Church of Christ, 8105 Paradise Road, Milton, followed by funeral at 10:30. Burial in White Hall Cemetery. Brooks Funeral Home, Turbotville.

    RUTH, MARGUARITE J., 94, of Selinsgrove. Visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m. today in Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1125 Mahoning St., Milton, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Harmony Cemetery, Milton. Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, Milton.

    SNYDER, ANNA C., 98, of Milton. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1125 Mahoning St., Milton, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Shaw Funeral Home, Milton.

    WAGNER, RICHARD R., 74, of Middleburg. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. today in Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Erdley’s Church Cemetery, Middleburg.

    WISE, SANDRA L., 70, of Milton. Visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday in Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, followed by a memorial service at 2. Burial in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

    WOODS, PENNY E. BARNHART, 57, of Danville. Celebration of Life at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at home of Michael and Donna Homiak, 1135 Old Reading Road, Catawissa. Private burial. Visneski Funeral Home Inc., Danville.

     

     

    April 18, 2014