The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Daily Item Obituaries

September 21, 2013

Roy I. Gearhart, 88, Shamokin Dam

— SHAMOKIN DAM — Roy I. Gearhart, 88, of King Avenue, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at the Columbia Montour Home Hospice at Maria Hall, Danville.

He was born Oct. 18, 1924, in McAlisterville, a son of the late Isaac and Lilly (Stuck) Gearhart. On Jan. 5, 1948, he married the former Betty A. Houseworth, who survives.

He attended Evandale schools and was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Eighth Infantry Division in the European Theatre of France and Germany. He was wounded two times and was awarded the Purple Heart and one Bronze Oakleaf Cluster, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Roy retired from PP&L on Feb. 28, 1986, after 35 years of service.

He was a faithful and diligent member of the Church of the Nazarene,  Selinsgrove, since its founding. He had served as treasurer for 22 years plus many other offices, including the music ministry, in which he and Betty took part.

Roy was also a member of the American Legion.

He enjoyed fishing and traveling with friends and family all across the United States.

Music was an important part of Roy’s life and in later years, he did crossword puzzles and word searches.

Roy will be remembered for his love for his Lord and Savior, his love of music, and the love he had for his wife.

He will be greatly missed by many family members and a great assortment of friends and neighbors.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 65 years, are one sister-in-law and her husband, Marietta and John Stevens, of Shamokin Dam; and his many loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Mary Bishop, Pearl Naylor, Pauline Brown, Martha Varner and May Long; and five brothers, William, John, Norman, George and Frank Gearhart. Roy was the last of his immediate family.

Friends and family will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Selinsgrove Church of the Nazarene, followed by the funeral at 11 with his pastor, the Rev. Charles H. Melton, officating.

Burial with military honors accorded by American Legion Victory Post #25 and V.F.W. Post 6631, both of Selinsgrove, will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Selinsgrove.

Contributions to honor Roy’s memory may be make to the Selinsgrove Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, 543 W. Sassafras St., Selinsgrove, PA 17870.

Arrangements are by the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove.

1
Text Only
Daily Item Obituaries
  • David O. Brouse, 82, New Columbia

    NEW COLUMBIA — David O. Brouse, 82, of New Columbia, formerly of Mifflinburg, entered into rest at 1:05 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Watsontown Health and Rehabilitation Center.

    July 30, 2014

  • Helen R. Mull, 77, Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Helen R. Mull, 77, of Sunbury, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at home with her family.

    July 30, 2014

  • Betty Jane Wirth, 94, Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG — Betty Jane Wirth, 94, of Lewisburg, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Elmcroft, of Lewisburg.

    July 30, 2014

  • Samuel F. Dreisbach Sr., 84, Milton

    MILTON — Samuel F. Dreisbach Sr., 84, of Milton, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Gatehouse, Williamsport.
     

    July 30, 2014

  • Michael “Mike” Hoszowaki, 94, Nazareth

    NAZARETH — Michael “Mike” Hoszowaki, 94, of Nazareth, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at his home.

    July 30, 2014

  • Helen M. Knarr, 44, Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG — Helen M. Knarr, 44, of Lewisburg, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Watsontown.
    Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 309 Water St., Northumberland.

    July 30, 2014

  • garybostian.jpg Gary L. “Pappy” Bostian, 73, Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Gary L. “Pappy” Bostian, 73, of Sunbury, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, July 23, 2014, at the Select Specialty Hospital, Danville, with angels watching over him.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • arlealibby.jpg Arlea G. Libby, 91, Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Arlea Geraldine Libby, 91, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Manor Care Health Services, Sunbury, where she had lived since Jan. 14, 2013.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Theodore VanKirk, 93, Atlanta

    ATLANTA — Theodore VanKirk, 93, the last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay, which dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 28, 2014, in Atlanta with family members present.

    July 29, 2014

  • Charles P. Jasper III, 72, Titusville, Fla.

    Services scheduled

    TITUSVILLE, Fla. — A celebration of life service for Charles P. Jasper III, 72, of Titusville, who passed away on July 8, 2014, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shamokin Dam Alliance Church, 102 Alliance Way, Selinsgrove, Pa.

    July 29, 2014

The Daily Marquee
Funeral Arrangements
  • Thursday, July 31, 2014

    BOGART, EDWARD L., 59, of Milton. Graveside service at 11 a.m. today in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, Milton.

    DIEP, GIUNG XUAN, 80, of Lewisburg. Visitation from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Friday at Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church, 42 S. Third St., Lewisburg, followed by a memorial service at 10. Roupp Funeral Home, Mifflinburg.

    GINCK, MARGUERITE, 97, of Sunbury. Funeral service at 11 a.m. today at Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury. Burial in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

    JASPER, CHARLES P. III, 72, of Titusville, Fla. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shamokin Dam Alliance Church, 102 Alliance Way, Selinsgrove, Pa.

    LIBBY, ARLEA G., 91, of Sunbury. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at David T. Zweier Funeral Home, 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury, followed by a celebration of life at 11. Burial in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

    MOORE, RONALD D., 72, of Millmont. Visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, followed by a memorial service at 2.

    ROHRBACH, WILLIAM, 82, of Danville. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 306 Lombard Ave., Danville, followed by funeral at 11. Brady Funeral Home, Danville.

    SCHREIBER, BEATRICE S., 85, of Sunbury. Visitation from noon to 2 p.m. today at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ at Verdilla, 3272 Produce Road, Selinsgrove, followed by funeral at 2. Burial in Witmer’s Memorial Cemetery, Port Trevorton.

    SHINGARA, MATTHEW L. SR., 53, of Trevorton. Visitation from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Augustaville Wesleyan Church, Route 890, Paxinos.

    VANKIRK, THEODORE, 93, of Atlanta, Ga. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 300 Queen St., Northumberland.

     

    July 30, 2014