Bryan H. Hunsinger

Bryan H. Hunsinger, 58, of Williamsport, PA, died Wednesday, March 8 at home with his wife by his side after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born March 28, 1964, in Williamsport a son of the late Harold L. "Skip" and Helen M. (Mincemoyer) Hunsinger. On June 10, 2017, he married Nevilee Sue (Moore) Hunsinger, formerly of Picture Rocks and of Hershey. 

     Bryan graduated from Williamsport Area High School, Class of 1982. He was a member of the high school band and choir. He also attended Williamsport Area Community College and Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing. He graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science with a Bachelors of Mortuary Science in 1987. Through his high school and college years, he worked as a painter for his dad. He served his Funeral Director apprenticeship at Sanders Mortuary, Williamsport and at Trefz and Bowser Funeral Home, Hummelstown. Bryan was employed by and eventually owned the Aurand Funeral Homes of McClure and Beavertown, spending a total of 20 years at that location. He then moved to Hughesville and worked for 6 years at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home. In 2015, he returned to his roots in Williamsport and since then has been a Funeral Director at both Sanders Mortuary and Knight­ Confer Funeral Homes. 

     Starting in the 1980's, Bryan spent a lot of time dabbling in computers. He used these skills to personalize funeral services by making commemorative videos to include still photos and music. He was way ahead of his time in a small rural community, but this service was well received and is something he continued to enjoy. He was known for "going the extra mile" to provide the families he served with a personalized and meaningful experience. 

     Bryan was a member of two different Barbershop Quartets during his years in Snyder County where he was lovingly called “Digger”. He enjoyed singing with them for local organizations and churches. Music played an important role in Bryan's life. Life was best when there was music playing or he was whistling a tune. He especially enjoyed Jimmy Buffet, Billy Joel, Phil Collins and Ben Folds. Bryan and Nevilee saw all of his favorite artists in concert. 

      During his time in Snyder County, Bryan served as the County Deputy Coroner for 20 years. He volunteered with the local Fire Department. He was instrumental in the inception of and served as the first president of the Middle Creek Area Community Center. He continued to volunteer his time at the Community Center. He served a term as president of the Middle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce. Bryan had his own landscaping business in Snyder County. Plowing snow and cutting grass were among his favorite ways to spend time. Bryan always had a project he was working on. Those projects included flipping homes, remodeling his own home and maintenance on his various rental units. He truly loved to stay busy. 

      Bryan was involved with Boy Scouts and Softball Teams. He mentored several young people, including his nephews and their friends who came to visit him during his final days and were able to share stories of the impact he had on their lives. 

      Bryan, and his wife Nevilee, enjoyed traveling together for many vacations, weekend trips and day trips. Often times their road trips would be in their Mustang Convertible with the top down. 

      They learned to kayak together and this activity grew to include many family and friends on annual trips down the Susquehanna River. They completed many DIY home remodeling projects together and also enjoyed spending time and hosting family and friends at their cabin at Central Oak Heights in West Milton. Bryan grew up spending his summers at Central Oak Heights and made many friends during summer camps held there. As an adult, he served on the board and enjoyed helping the caretaker with lawn care and other projects. 

       In addition to Bryan's wife, he is survived by six children, Tana (Michael) Bride, Mt. Joy; Cara Schumacher, Denver, CO; Chelsea (Seth) Goshert, Middletown; Seth Williams, Hershey; Paige (Matthew) Bilby, Williamsport; Phoebe Williams, Williamsport, PA; three grandsons, Liam Bride, Nolan Goshert and Hayden Bilby; two brothers, Harold L. Butch (Susan) Hunsinger and Joel Hunsinger, both of Williamsport; two nephews, Jonathon and Andrew Hunsinger of Williamsport; Father and Mother in law, Dan and Kay Moore, Picture Rocks; aunts and uncles, Robert Mincemoyer, South Williamsport; Eileen and Max Wasson, Manheim; John and Mary Capello, Conklin, NY; Doris Hunsinger, Williamsport; John Hunsinger, Montoursville. 

      A viewing will be held 5-7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport and 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Monday, March 13 at St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry St. Williamsport. A funeral service to honor Bryan's life will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 13th at church. Interment will be held privately at a later date. 

      Bryan's family wishes to thank all those who stopped to see him during his final days. He certainly appreciated all of the stories and laughter shared during those days. 

      In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Bryan’s name to Central Oak Heights c/o Phyllis Dyer, PO Box 75, Winfield PA, 17889 for the pool project.   

      Online condolences may be made on Bryan’s memorial page at 

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Gilbert W. "Gil" Parthemore

Gilbert Walter Parthemore, 88, of New Cumberland, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, surrounded by family, including his wife and best friend of more than 65 years, Sondra L. (Askin) Parthemore. Gil was born on September 16, 1934 in Harrisburg, to the late Gilbert Jacob and Helen (Hamburg) Parthemore.

Gil’s story starts and ends in New Cumberland, with those he touched extending much further than the confines of his small hometown. A 1952 graduate of the former New Cumberland High School, he would serve for two years in the U.S. Army, playing trombone in the 75th Army Band. He would marry his childhood sweetheart, Sondra, and the two would start a family while Gil earned degrees from both Elizabethtown College and the former Eckels Mortuary College in Philadelphia.

He had many jobs prior to and during his time as a funeral director, at one point or another working for Bethlehem and Harrisburg Steel, Hershey Medical Center and Dauphin Deposit Bank/Lemoyne Trust. Early employment at Hoff-Stone Funeral Home, New Cumberland, and Mt. Olivet Cemetery helped him to fully realize his interest in funeral service. He would work for several funeral homes in the area before becoming a licensed funeral director in 1968; and wasting no time at all, he would open his own establishment, Gilbert W. Parthemore Funeral Home, in August of 1969. It took almost two months for him to receive his first call, but starting from there, the community of New Cumberland (and beyond) began to find comfort within the doors of 1303 Bridge Street. All three of his sons would become funeral directors, with a grandson following suit as well, and as much as he took pride in starting and establishing his own business, he equally enjoyed watching his sons take over the funeral home following his retirement in 1998.

Whenever Gil did something, he was “all in.” As it would turn out, Gil certainly did a lot – for his family, for his business, and for his community. He was a member of New Cumberland First Church of God as a boy, but would join St. Paul’s Lutheran Church after marriage. He was a member and past-District Governor of the PA Funeral Director’s Association and was a part of the Capital City Funeral Director’s Association. Gil was past-president of the Rotary Club of West Shore, “Lion of the Year” with the New Cumberland Lions Club, a former responder and current member of both the New Cumberland Fire Department and Ambulance Association, a former Republican Committee Person, a member of the Chartier Club, the town’s Parks & Recreation Board, and he belonged to the VFW Post #7415 and American Legion Post #143. He was a founding member of the New Cumberland Town Band and would play for years with the West Shore Symphony, Zembo Shrine Band and the Harrisburg Consistory Orchestra. He was a member of Eureka-West Shore Lodge 302 - Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg Consistory, Zembo Shrine, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, and Jesters, and was past-president of both Cumberland County Shrine Club and Mid-Atlantic Shrine Association. Gil served on the PA Dept. of Education Bureau of Planning and Evaluation, Title 111 State Advisory Council, and he was also one of the founders of Industries Limited, an organization structured to employ and promote the wellbeing of those with mental and physical limitations (before becoming part of CPARC). He coached his kids’ youth baseball and football teams, supported the Cedar Cliff High School boosters, and in recent years, looked forward to monthly luncheons with his NCHS classmates.

Gil was a family man, instilling in his sons that aside from God, your spouse is the most important person in your life. He loved and relied on Sondra in so many ways. She remained by his side – always, assuming any role needed (on top of raising three boys) to support her husband and ensure their family’s success. He took fatherhood in stride and swelled with pride as each son decided to join the family business. Without surprise, he redefined the role of “Pap,” providing his grandchildren with all the history, wisdom, and tasteless jokes they could handle; he would also become their biggest supporters and advocates as they grew and pursued their dreams. He was a gentleman (on most occasions) with strangers and the community alike, the quintessential “fun uncle,” and a role model for so many who were fortunate enough to have known him. His presence in the lives of so many will be deeply missed. Gilbert, Dad, Pap, Uncle Gil – we love you.

In addition to his wife, surviving Gil are his three boys and their wives, Gilbert J. “Gib” Parthemore (wife, Joanna), Bruce R. Parthemore (wife, Rebecca “Becky”), and Stephen K. “Steve” Parthemore (wife, Elvira), all of New Cumberland; grandchildren, Gilbert A. “Gibby” Parthemore, Helen R. Beck (husband, Brady), Christopher J. Parthemore (wife, Julianna), Reynolds P. “Renny” Parthemore, Quentin T. Parthemore(Jess), Lance S. Parthemore, Garrison A. Parthemore and Gwyneth M. Parthemore; great-grandchildren, Oliver and Avery; a sister-in-law, Sharon Parthemore; and a slew of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother, Bessie Ulsh, Joyce Shupp, Kathryn “Katie” Kuhn, and George Parthemore; as well as three infant brothers, Karl, Richard and Joseph.

Viewing hours will be from 4-7PM on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at his very own Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Cumberland. A funeral service will take place at 11AM the following morning, Thursday, March 23, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Cumberland, with burial immediately following in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Fairview Township.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to celebrate Gil’s memory to either St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 530 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070, or to the New Cumberland Olde Towne Foundation, 714 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070. 

Anna Mae Pavlic

Anna Mae Pavlic 88 of Bentleyville, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday March 31, 2023 at McMurray Hills Manor. Born in Somerset Twp. on July 4, 1934, a daughter of Joseph and Violet Vukotich Rozich.

 Ann was a graduate of Ellsworth High School Class of 1952. After graduation she moved to Oakland where she worked at the National Office of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America as the secretary to the English editor of their newspaper the Zajednicar. 

 In 1955 on Croatian Day at Kennywood, she met the love of her life, Leonard M. Pavlic and were married October 20, 1956.  In 1963 they moved to Bentleyville and opened the Leonard M. Pavlic Funeral Home and in 1977 they purchased the Francis C. Slezak Funeral Home in Charleroi and incorporated into Leonard M. Pavlic Funeral Homes, Inc.. In 1988 after the death of her husband she continued to manage the funeral homes with their daughter JoAnn Pavlic and later on with their grandson Marc J. Zmijowski joining the firm. In February of 2014 her daughter JoAnn purchased the Melenzyer-DuBarr Funeral Homes in Roscoe and Charleroi and she continued to work until her retirement at the end of 2014.

 Ann was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish Bentleyville and the Catholic Daughters of America. She was a life long member of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America and St. George Lodge #354 Cokeburg where she was a member of the first Kolo group that later became the St. George Junior Tamburitzans. Ann enjoyed traveling to many places such as Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Bahamas and Disney World. Every summer for over 25 years you would find her for a week or more at Ocean City, MD with her family. Ann loved to cook and bake, especially her “ugly” chocolate peanut butter cookies that everyone loved, especially her grandchildren and their friends.

 She is survived by her 2 daughters; JoAnn Pavlic (Joseph Zmijowski, Charleroi) of Roscoe and Dr. Lynn Pavlic and husband Andrew Frank of Carroll Twp., her loving 3 grandchildren; Marc Joseph (Kylie) Zmijowski of Washington, Alexis Ann (Ryan) Lemerich of Charleroi and Amanda Jo Frank and fiance Josh Melhorn of Meadowlands, a great- granddaughter Monroe James Zmijowski, her “adopted” grandson Timothy Paterra of Mt. Lebanon, a sister Patricia (Fritz) Madera of Brookpark, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard M. Pavlic in March of 1988, a sister Mildred Marinkovich and nephew Randy Madera.

 Ann’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at McMurray Hills Manor for their kindness and care of their mother.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday April 5 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. 1008 Furlong Ave, Roscoe where a Blessing Service will be held at 10:30am on Thursday April 6 with Rev. Kevin Dominik presiding. Entombment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery Carroll Twp.. The Leonard M. Pavlic Funeral Homes, Inc. are in charge of arrangements.

 In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made in her name to the CFU Stephen Pavlic Scholarship Fund c/o CFU 100 Delaney Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15235 or St. Joseph’s Indian School PO Box 300, Chamberlain, SD 57325

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