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Daily Item Obituaries

August 19, 2013

Philip W. Sugg Jr., 88, Sarasota, Fla.

— SARASOTA, Fla. — Philip Willson Sugg Jr., 88, of Sarasota, a former resident of Selinsgrove, Pa., and Portland, Maine, passed away on Aug. 3, 2013, in Sarasota, surrounded by his family.

He was born July 15, 1925, in Freeport, Maine, the son of the late Philip and Elizabeth Sugg. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence Gourley, with whom he had three children. He remarried in 1996 to Delthia “Deb” Vilasuso, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

A graduate of Lisbon Falls High School, he entered the Army Air Corps and became a second lieutenant and flight instructor during World War II. Following his time in the service, he graduated from Lowell Textile Institute with a degree in paper and textile engineering.

He worked for many years in the paper industry for Stowe Woodward and retired to Portland, Maine, in 1992.

Phil worked as a sales engineer, was an avid outdoorsman, a registered Maine guide, fly fisherman, pilot, skier and golfer. He was involved in many clubs and organizations, including the National Ski Patrol, Susquehanna Yacht Club, Ancient York Masonic Lodge 155 and the Paper Industry Management Association. He was an often requested public speaker and always managed to toss a little humor into every day.

He is survived by his wife, Delthia; three children, Linda Bonetti, of Merrimack, N.H., Philip W. Sugg III, of Newcastle, Calif., and Debra Smith, of the Villages, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Erin Haber, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A private burial will take place in Maine at a later date.

Donations may be made in Phil’s memory to the Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice, 50 Fader Road, South Portland, Maine, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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  • Thursday, July 24, 2014

    BOWERSOX, CHADF D., 37, of Watsontown. Life celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday at Sharon Lutheran Church, 120 S. Market St., Selinsgrove. V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, Selinsgrove.

    FULTZ, MARY G., 73, of McClure. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church, 38 Route 522 North, Middleburg. Burial in St. John’s ‘Black Oak Ridge’ Cemetery. Pheasant Funeral Home, Beavertown.

    GANTT, WESLEY J. JR., 58, of Middleburg. Visitation from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, followed by funeral at 2.

    HENRY, DORIS E., 76, of Mifflinburg. Memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 Market St., Mifflinburg.

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