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Barbara G. Ertel

October 23, 1934 ~ May 19, 2021 (age 86)


Barbara G. Ertel, 86, of Williamsport, died on May 19, 2021 at the Williamsport Home.

She was born on October 23, 1934, in Johnstown, daughter of the late James S. and Margaret (Henninger) Griffith.

Barbara graduated from Montoursville High School in 1952 and went onto attend Lycoming College graduating in 1956. She was a member of New Covenant United Church of Christ, was active in PTA Williamsport when her children attended, was a member of The Clio Club, Williamsport Women’s Club, Bald Eagle Art League, Junior League of Williamsport, served on the board for Florence Crittonton Home and the junior board for the Williamsport Home.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Lynn B. Ertel.

Surviving is her husband of 62 years, John C. Ertel; two sons, Danile J. (Christina M.) Ertel, of Williamsport and William G. (Christina R.) Ertel, of Williamsport; brother, Steven (Erica) Griffith, of Williamsport; niece, Amy Caslow, of Baltimore; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at New Covenant United Church of Christ, 202 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 with Rev. Bradley A. Walmer officiating.

Friends will be received Tuesday, 10-11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Harry Plankenhorn Foundation, 202 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


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May 25, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
New Covenant United Church of Christ (Williamsport, PA)

Memorial Service
May 25, 2021

11:00 AM
New Covenant United Church of Christ (Williamsport, PA)

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