I N M E M O R I A M
F R I E N D S
, Ph.D., of Haddonfield,
N.J., April 26, 2013. A former
executive director of the Pennsylvania
Humanities Council, he received an
honorary doctorate in humane letters
from Lycoming in 2011.
, of Nashua, N.H.,
March 15, 2013. He was a member of
Lycoming’s board of trustees from
Marion (Rice) Wirth
, of Williamsport,
Pa., May 2, 2013. Among survivors is
Charles Wirth Sr. ’38
Charles Wirth Jr. ’74
Charlotte (Adelman) Kotzen
Sarasota, Fla., Sept. 13, 2012.
Lois (Davidson) Wallace
Mechanicsburg, Pa., Jan. 21, 2013.
, of Jersey Shore, Pa.,
March 4, 2013.
Portia (Grover) Hall
, of Penney Farms,
Fla., Feb. 22, 2013.
Betty (Taggart) Boettger
, of Chenango
Forks, N.Y., March 29, 2012.
Ruth (Lorrah) Henry
, of Richmond,
Va., April 20, 2013.
, of Medford, Ore.,
Dec. 10, 2012.
Janet (Brown) Johnescu
, of Sebring,
Ohio, May 11, 2013.
, of Santa Barbara, Calif.,
Sept. 3, 2012.
, of Clinton, N.Y., April 5,
2013. Among survivors is his wife,
Jeanne (Umble) Kay ’48
E. Scott Newcomer
, of Selinsgrove, Pa.,
March 20, 2013.
, of Lemoyne, Pa., April
, of Allentown, Pa., May
Joseph Moglia III
, of Spring Lake, N.J.,
May 9, 2013.
Henry Lewis Long ’48 ’56
Carlisle, Pa., March 16, 2013. He was
the ninth child and last surviving son of
former Lycoming president, Dr. John W.
Long, and Mildred Lewis Long.
He was born in Old Main on Sept.
30, 1929, and graduated from both
Dickinson Prep and Lycoming College,
and went on to earn a master’s in
education from Penn State University.
He was an elementary school principal in
various towns throughout Pennsylvania,
and was an active member of the United
Methodist Church and the Sierra Club.
He served in the Air Force from 1949-52.
He is survived by his wife, Betty
Overdurf Long, and five daughters,
Cynthia Brown ’79
Joanne Fenstermacher ’80
five sons-in-law, including
Drew Fenstermacher ’79
, and six
grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister,
Jean (Long) Dunkleberger ’47
many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held June 29
in Clarke Chapel. He was buried in the
Long family plot at Wildwood Cemetery
in Williamsport, Pa.
, of Montoursville, Pa.,
April 9, 2013.
, of Palmyra, Pa., July 14,
Frank Sullivan Jr.
, of Montoursville,
Pa., March 5, 2013.
Lois (Dangle) Beach
, of Cogan Station,
Pa., May 2, 2013.
, of Alfred Station,
N.Y., Feb. 18, 2013.
The Rev. Dr. Richard Handley
Elkhart, Ind., May 16, 2013.
, of Keymar, Md., June 16,
Kathleen (Knapp) Holt
, of Victor, N.Y.,
May 13, 2013.
, of Roaring Branch,
Pa., June 18, 2013.
, of Montoursville, Pa.,
April 26, 2013.
The Rev. Dr. Robert Edgar ’65 ’81H
of Burke, Va., April 23, 2013. Edgar was a
member of Lycoming’s board of trustees
from 1984-87 and received an honorary
degree and the Outstanding Alumnus
Award in 1981 and 2008, respectively.
For the past five years, Edgar was
president and CEO of Common Cause, a
nonpartisan organization in Washington,
D.C. A Democrat, Edgar was a six-term
Pennsylvania congressman. He also was
president of the Claremont School of
Theology in California and served as
secretary general of the National Council
He earned a master’s in divinity from
the Drew Theological School in 1968. He
was an ordained minister in the United
Edgar is survived by his wife of 48
years, Merle, three sons, along with his moth-
er, two brothers and eight grandchildren.
Robert Ballinger III
, of Philadelphia, Pa.,
April 30, 2012.
Eleanore (Weston) McCoy
Williamsport, Pa., March 30, 2013.
, of Philadelphia, Pa., Feb.
Ralph Phelleps Jr.
, of Camp Hill, Pa., April
Susan (Hoegel) Jorgensen
, of Hainesport,
N.J., March 20, 2013.
, of Williamsport, Pa.,
April 14, 2013.
LYCOMING COLLEGE 2013 SUMMER MAGAZINE