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Draper, Olga - State College  
Olga P. Draper December 13, 1927 March 22, 2015 Olga P. Draper, 87, of State College, PA died March 22, 2015, at Centre Crest Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Bellefonte, PA. She was born December 13, 1927, in Zurich, Switzerland, daughter of the late Agusto Johann Guentert and Paula Else Birchler and younger sister of Armin Guentert On November 27, 1986 she married Dr. Alan B. Draper (an engineering professor at Penn State University) at the Grace Lutheran Church in State College. Alan preceded her in death on March 23, 1987. Olga is survived by five stepchildren: Stephen B. Draper of Accident, MD, Margaret "Peggy" Moyer (husband: David) of Cambridge Springs, PA, Nan A. D. Draper of Vashon WA, Kathleen B. Imbrogno (husband; Joe) of Polk City, FL and Daniel W. Draper (wife: Cynthia) of Roswell, GA; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and older brother she was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Major Elizabeth Anne Stark Draper. Olga worked at Penn State University as a secretary and translator, and was a master gardener, wonderful cook, and an enthusiastic and consummate hostess. Olga shared her garden with the public by putting it on the tour list of the Garden Conservancy Private Gardens of America tours and generously shared plants with everyone. Her parties helped many meet and mingle. Because of her gentle and gracious nature, Olga rented rooms to and fed many graduate students over the years. A memorial service will be held at the Grace Lutheran Church, 205 S. Garner Street, State College, PA on May 1st at 2:00 pm with a meal following. Please bring your memories of Olga to share. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Olga's name may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church, 205 S. Garner St., State College, PA 16801.
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Published in Centre Daily Times on Apr. 26, 2015
Galio, Sandora J.  
Sandora J. Galio March 10, 1922 April 25, 2015 Curwensville: Sandora Jane Minute Galio, 93, of Curwensville, passed away Saturday evening April 25, 2015, at her residence after a lengthy illness. Born March 10, 1922 in Clearfield, she was the daughter of Anthony and Jennie (Quethera) Minute. Mrs. Galio was a homemaker, had worked for the former G C Murphy 5 & 10 in Clearfield, had worked at the snack bar at the former Ames Department Store in Clearfield, and was retired on October 19, 1989, from the Curwensville Area School District as a cook in the cafeteria. She was a member of St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church where she also was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed helping her family, friends and neighbors, and especially liked to cook. She also was a 1939 graduate of Clearfield Area High School. On October 20, 1945, in Clearfield, she wed Sandy Galio who preceded her in death on October 3, 1970. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and brothers Nicholas and James Minute. She was a loving mother to three children, James Allen Galio and wife, Phyllis, of Bellefonte, Barbara A. Caldwell and husband, David and Karen L. McKinley (Jerry McNaul), both of Curwensville. She adored her four grandchildren, James Allen Galio Jr. (Jennifer Young) and Heather A. Cassidy and husband, Andrew, both of Bellefonte, DJ Caldwell and wife, Anyssa, of Altoona and Shana McKinley (Corey Bailor), of Curwensville; and adored her three great grandchildren, Isabella Grace Galio and Willem James Cassidy, both of Bellefonte and Kinley Jane Bailor, of Curwensville. Also surviving are two sisters, Tina Shiner, of Clearfield and Mary Jo Brown and husband, Butch, of State College. There will be no public visitation. A public Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church, 306 Walnut St., Curwensville, PA 16833 on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend Father Mark J. Mastrian as Celebrant. Interment will be in the Crown Crest Memorial Park in Hyde. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church, 306 Walnut Street, Curwensville, PA 16833 or the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com . The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in Centre Daily Times on Apr. 28, 2015
Green, Harold - Philipsburg  
Harold G. Green October 26, 1925 April 22, 2015 Harold G. Green, 89, died Wednesday April 22, 2015, at Windy Hill Village, Philipsburg where he had been a resident for the past seven years. He was born October 26, 1925 in Lodi, New York, a son of George A. and Flora (Nivison) Green. Surviving are a daughter Melissa Bell of McAlisterville; a son Roger Green of Goldsboro, North Carolina; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Mr. Green had been employed in the janitorial departments at Penn State University and the State College Area School District. He had also been a farmer for several years. He enjoyed mowing grass. Memorial services will be held Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 7 P.M. at Feller Memorial Home with Rev. Roger Traxler officiating. Private interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. An online guest book can be signed or condolences sent to the family at www.fellermemorialhome.com .
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Published in Centre Daily Times on Apr. 25, 2015
Houts, Russell - Brooklyn Center  
Russell Frederick Houts April 11, 1939 April 22, 2015 Russell Frederick Houts, 76, known to all as "Fred," passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at his home in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. He was born April 11, 1939, in Lemont, College Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Franklin Garbrick and Bertha Schubert (Campbell) Houts. Fred grew up in Houserville, PA, with his parents and six siblings, and was a 1957 graduate of the State College High School. Fred's parents were fervent prayer warriors on behalf of their children and extended family and friends. On June 17, 1961, at Ashtabula, Ohio, with his brother, Rev. Kenneth Houts, officiating, Fred married the former Amy E. Shank, who survives. Music had a great influence on Fred's life. In junior high he was selected to participate at the county level in a choral music group. His older sister took piano lessons and showed Fred where to find middle C and where it was located in music. From this, Fred taught himself to play the melody line of several old hymns with one finger. He eventually played for many weddings and church events during his youth. He taught himself further, and took a year of lessons from a teacher at Trinity Bible College in Clearwater, Florida. During his college days he sang and toured with the Swordsmen, a Gospel Men's Group. Fred kept up his love for music throughout his life. Most recently, he played for the Friday morning Men's Bible Study at New Hope Church. Early on, Fred developed a love for local history and genealogy, keeping scrapbooks of local events in his high school days. These would become the nucleus of a massive genealogical collection which contained records of many thousands of individuals. Fred also was instrumental in indexing various Centre County records and these are still used today by those who are searching their family history. For many years, Fred enjoyed regular annual visits with Amy to Centre County to visit with relatives and friends and to work on his genealogy. From June, 1957 to August, 1959, Fred was employed as a bookkeeper for Erie Technical Ceramics, State College, PA. He joined the First Baptist Church in Bellefonte in the summer of 1959. He went on to serve the Lord's mission field throughout the United States. Fred received his Bachelor's (1963) and Master's (1964) degrees in Religious Education from Trinity College, Clearwater, FL. During his last two years there, he served also as Special Assistant to the President and founder of the College, Dr. William T. Watson. From June, 1964, to August, 1965, he served as Educational Assistant at the Whiteville Methodist Church of Whiteville, NC; as a film representative for World Wide Pictures (division of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, from August 1965 to December 1966; and as a computer operator for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Minneapolis, MN, from January 3, 1967, until becoming Supervisor of Computer Operations there in November, 1988. He retired from the Billy Graham organization July 8, 2002, after 35 and a half years of service. Fred and Amy were members of Northbrook Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Brooklyn Center, MN, from January, 1967 until January, 1985 and joined Faith Baptist Church of Minneapolis, MN, February 3, 1985. They sang in the choirs and shared the responsibility of directing the handbell choir as well. Fred also served as Financial Secretary and as a Deacon at Faith Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN. In November, 1999, he and Amy joined Crystal Evangelical Free Church (now New Hope Church) of New Hope, MN. Throughout his career, his genealogical work, his church involvement, and his family life, Fred touched many lives and was a stellar witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone he met. In addition to his wife, Amy Houts, of Brooklyn Center, MN, Fred is survived by his daughter, Kerry Houts, of Eagan, MN; his son, Jon (Josephine) Houts, of Minneapolis, MN, as well as four siblings, Dr. Richard F. (Janice) Houts, Sioux Falls, SD; Rev. Kenneth O. Houts, Westville, NJ; Harry Dean Houts, State College; and Ricky David (Becky) Houts, Houserville; five grandsons, Nathaniel Houts, Andrew Houts, Jaheim Nuah, Biggie Konneh, and Jonathan Houts; many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Doris Weaver and Donna J. Bjalme; an infant brother; a daughter-in-law, M. Jasmine Houts, and two grandsons, Walter Jonathan Houts and Eric Michael Houts. A Celebration of Fred's life will be held at New Hope Church on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 11:00 am with Pastor Greg Braly officiating. A reception will follow the service. Private interment will be held at the Mound Cemetery in Brooklyn Center, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the New Hope Church, 4225 Gettysburg Ave., New Hope, MN or to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201.
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Published in Centre Daily Times on Apr. 26, 2015
Muthersbaugh, Willard - Spring Mills  
Willard Muthersbaugh November 4, 1928 April 22, 2015 Willard Muthersbaugh, entered into God's Kingdom on Wednesday April 22, 2015. Born November 4, 1928, to the late Burns and Flo King Muthersbaugh of Spring Mills. Willard was married to the former Bonnie Brungart Muthersbaugh for over 24 years, with whom he spent a spiritual loving relationship. Willard retired from Penn State University after 27 years of service. He later went on to drive school bus for Penns Valley School District for 26 years. Willard was an important asset as Grounds Forman for the Centre County Grange Fair for many years. He also worked for the Pennsylvania Game Commission as a Deputy Warden and served as Captain of the Centre Hall Fire Police. Willard and Bonnie attended Faith Alive Church of Spring Mills. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, family gatherings and his puppies Pennie and Mocha. In addition to his wife Willard is survived by two stepsons: Caleb and Joshua Fultz of Spring Mills; step-grandchildren Caleb, Faith, Brysinn, and Lane; sons Jack Muthersbaugh (Mary), Centre Hall; and Randy Muthersbaugh (Sandra), rural Centre Hall; Siblings Harry Muthersbaugh (Roxanne) Rochester, NY; Don Muthersbaugh (Nancy) Harrisburg; Betty Smeltzer, Centre Hall; Eugene Muthersbaugh (Elaine) Centre Hall; Carl Muthersbaugh (Judy), Savannah, GA; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Willard was brother to (William Muthersbaugh-deceased at birth) and pre-deceased by his sister Sarah Homan (Evan), Rebersburg; and a daughter Polly Jo Baer from a previous marriage. Willard was loved and will be missed by his multiple nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Faith Alive Fellowship 4394 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Hope Fund of Penns Valley, P.O. Box 427, Centre Hall, PA 16828. An on line guest book can be signed or condolences sent to the family at www.heintzelmanfuneralhome.com .
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Published in Centre Daily Times on Apr. 26, 2015
Rimmey, James Long - State College  
James Long Rimmey August 6, 1940 April 25, 2015 James L. Rimmey, 74, passed at his home on April 25, 2015. He was surrounded by his loving family and trusted canine companion, Lady. James was born August 6, 1940, to Charles and Louise Rimmey and lived his entire life in State College. He graduated from State College Area High School in 1958, was class president his senior year and remained very active and involved with his classmates and the alumni association. He retained and fostered many close friendships within his high school graduating class, getting together with several of his crew weekly as long as his health permitted. Following high school James enlisted in the Navy, serving three years and traveling to Italy, Puerto Rico, and the Mediterranean during his years of service. Over the past six years he reconnected with some of the ship's crew he served with and has enjoyed several yearly "ship's reunions." Jim then attended the Pennsylvania State University, earning a B.S. in Accounting, while working at ARL, followed by the successful completion of the CPA license exam. He worked as an accountant for Middleman and Co. before joining the founders of Supelco, Walt Supina and Nick Pelick, in 1974. During his 21 years at Supelco, Jim was instrumental in the company's growth and success, helping to establish Supelco as an international corporation. Over his career with Supelco he traveled frequently to Switzerland, Japan, England, and Germany. His international travels greatly expanded his family's cultural and culinary interests, including the perfection of a Swiss delicacy called Malakoff. Jim retired from Supelco in 1995. James is survived by his wife of 52 years, June, son Tad Rimmey and son Chad Rimmey, all of State College; his daughter, Jill Rimmey of Grand Junction, Colorado; his sister Jackie Jamison, of Ohio; granddaughter Brier Youngfleish, of Grand Junction, Colorado; step-grandsons, Alex and Justin, of Centre Hall; and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. Over his years Jim enjoyed golfing with friends, restoring old cars with the pinnacle of this hobby being the beautiful restoration of a 1940 Ford pickup truck, as well as gardening and a later interest in cooking. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2015, from 4-7pm at the Heintzelman Funeral Home, 1034 Benner Pike. A celebration of his life will be arranged at a later date over the summer. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Heart Association, Wounded Warriors Survivor's Project, Centre Hospice, or the Sight Loss Support Group of Central Pennsylvania. An online guestbook can be signed or condolences sent to the family at www.heintzelmanfuneralhome.com .
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Published in Centre Daily Times on Apr. 27, 2015
Whitehill, Kathy S.  
Kathy Sue Whitehill December 6, 1953 April 26, 2015 Kathy Sue Whitehill went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 26, 2015, leaving a large hole within her family. Kathy was born on December 6, 1953, in Roswell, N.M. to Jack D. Whitehill and Nancy Billett Whitehill. Afflicted with cerebral palsy, Kathy lived for many years in Johnstown, in an independent living environment under the direction of Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy and moved to Hearthside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in State College in 2013, to be closer to her family. With a strong spirit, a memory to be envied and a love of socializing, Kathy was a life-long example of perseverance and inspiration to those who knew and loved her. Preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law Martin Delong, Kathy is survived by siblings, Deborah Delong, Monte Whitehill, Jacqueline (Wayne) Huebner, Lew Whitehill, David (Cindy) Whitehill, Sheryl (John Thomas) Kimport, Thomas Hockenberry (Lois McKean), Corinna Anskis (Jason Lucas), and Jeanne Lusk, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and extended family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home in Milesburg. Kathy will be interred alongside her mother at Meyer Cemetery in Buffalo Run. A private family service will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the staffs at Hearthside and Kathy's long-time Johnstown residence on McMillan Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kathy's name to either Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy, 119 Jari Drive, Johnstown, PA 15904 or Hearthside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 450 Waupelani Drive, State College, PA 16801. Online condolences may be made at www.deankwetzlerfuneralhome.com
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Published in Centre Daily Times on Apr. 28, 2015

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Boone, Howard H.  
Howard H. (Pete) Boone May 18, 1936 April 20, 2015 Howard H. (Pete) Boone, 78, of Tylersville, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born in Tylersville on May 18, 1936, he was the son of the late Floyd Edward and Mary Matilda Tressler Boone. Pete graduated from Sugar Valley High School in 1954. He was a Veteran, having served six months in active duty and eight years in the United States Army Reserves. On March 21, 1959, in Tylersville Pete married the love of his life, the former Joan Barner to whom he was married to for 56 years. By trade he was a c arpenter and a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters for 55 years. Pete attended the St. John's United Church of Christ, Tylersville. He was a member of the Tylersville Water Association. Pete enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, and tinkering with tractors. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Lenny Boone, of Tylersville; a daughter, Carla Renee Boone, of Boalsburg; two sisters, Betty (Lester) Kleckner, of Lock Haven and Faye (Art) Grieb, of Loganton; a brother-in-law, Bob Grieb, of Tylersville; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Ken and Harry Boone; and three sisters, Ruth Boone, Mary Grieb and Nora Overdorf. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington. Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com
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Published in Centre Daily Times on Apr. 22, 2015
Hosterman Jr., Charles S.  
Charles S. Hosterman Jr. September 22, 1919 April 19, 2015 Charles S. Hosterman Jr., 95, of Centre Hall, went home to be with his Lord Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the Wynwood House in Centre Hall. He was born September 22, 1919, at Wolf Store, Miles Township, Centre County, a son of the late Charles Stuart and Ruth V. Douty Hosterman. On July 13, 1946, he married Jane Spyker Hosterman who preceded him in death on May 30, 1977. On June 25, 1988, he married Sara (Sadie) Gusewhite Bechtol Hosterman who preceded him in death on April 12, 2013. Charlie graduated from East Penns Valley High School in 1937, and served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II in Newfoundland, England and Virginia. Mr. Hosterman owned and operated a coal delivery service form 1945 to 1953. In 1953, he partnered with Gulf Oil Company and formed Hosterman Oil. In 1988, Hosterman Oil was sold to Centre Oil and Gas Co. After selling the business, Mr. Hosterman continued to work for Centre Oil and Gas and then for J. J. Powell, after they acquired Centre Oil and Gas. In addition to operating Hosterman Oil, he purchased and operated Hosterman's Market, formerly known as Johnson's Market in late 1982. In 1989, he sold the market to his son David Hosterman. Charles was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Centre Hall, where he held various offices through the years. He also attended Calvary Bible Church. He was a member of the Centre County Fuel Dealers Association and the Centre Hall Fire Company. He was a founding member of the Centre Hall Ambulance Club. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed bowling, and earlier in his life, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed playing cards, particularly the game Hand and Foot. Surviving him is one daughter, Mary Ruth Ripo, of Fort Meyers, Fla.; three sons, David A. Hosterman (Virginia), of Aaronsburg, Chris S. Hosterman (Linda), of rural Spring Mills and Richard C. Hosterman (Sheree), of Centre Hall; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-children. Charles is survived by these step-children:, Carol A. Martz (Melvin), of Centre Hall and Fred Bechtol (Judy), of Spring Mills RD; three step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and four step-great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Lorna Jane Crandell, of Boalsburg and Hallie Bair (Walter), of Centre Hall; and one brother, Philip Hosterman (Jane), of Centre Hall. Charles was preceded in death by these siblings: Ned Hosterman, Jack Hosterman, Gordon Hosterman and Nancy Ruth Hartley. Friends will be received Friday April 24, 2015, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 301 North Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, PA. The funeral will be held at St. Luke's Lutheran Church on Saturday April 25, 2015, at 10:30 with the Reverend Richard Gilbaugh and the Reverend Marvin Freed officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 212, Centre Hall, PA or to Calvary Bible Church, 600 North Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, PA 16828. A guest book can be signed or condolences sent to the family at wwwheintzelmanfuneralhome
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Published in Centre Daily Times on Apr. 21, 2015
Mercer, Peter K. - State College  
Peter Karver Mercer September 5, 1939 April 9, 2015 Peter Karver Mercer, 75, of State College, died Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born September 5, 1939 in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Albert M. and Ethel Karver Mercer. He married Carol Rae Wasley, on August 5, 1961, who preceded him in death in November 2006. He is survived by two children, Kathy M. Kalbach and husband, John, of State College and Albert W. Mercer and wife, Jacqueline, of Holland, Ohio; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Kalbach, Kenneth Kalbach, Zachary Mercer and Ashley Mercer; and siblings, M. Susan Johns and husband, David, of Shillington, Judy Sheridan and husband, Wesley, of Chalfont, Elaine Stein and husband, Robert of Oley, and Mary Graham and husband, Walter, of Webster, N.Y. In addition to his parents and wife, Peter was preceded in death by his brother, Albert M. Mercer Jr. Peter was a graduate of Boyertown Area High School and Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute. Most of his working career was spent in the employ of the family business, A.W. Mercer, Inc. sheet metal fabricators. He last served as president of the company. As an active Penn State football fan, for many years his family would be found in the Shields' parking lot at Penn State home games. Pete also enjoyed photography, astronomy, flying, building electronics and camping with his family. After Peter and Carol moved to State College, Peter was an active member in the choir and bell choir at Grace Lutheran Church. Following Peter's stroke in 2005, he continued to attend Church on a weekly basis. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2015, at Grace Lutheran Church, 205 S Garner St., State College. His memorial service will follow at 12:00 p.m. at the Church with the Reverend P. Stevens Lynn officiating. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church, 205 S. Garner St., State College, PA 16801. Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome. com or visit us on Facebook.
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Published in Centre Daily Times on Apr. 22, 2015
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