2102 Northway Road, Williamsport, PA 17701

Ernestine Ruth Seitzinger April 28, 1926 - November 16, 2020

Ernestine Ruth Seitzinger passed into the arms of Jesus on Monday,
November 16, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Born to the late
Donald and Marguerite Gortner of Pennsdale, on April 28, 1926, she
attended Muncy High School and later worked during the Depression years
helping to support the family.
She married George A. Hill in 1948 after having first met at an area
square dance. Upon his death, she later married Howard F. Seitzinger,
Sr., in 1969. At various times she was employed by GTE Sylvania and
Lysock View.
She was predeceased in death by her parents, Donald and Marguerite
Gortner; sisters, Mary Louise Gortner, Shirley Hoffer, and Lorretta
Myers; a brother, Fred Gortner; husbands George A. Hill and Howard F.
Seitzinger, Sr.; a daughter, Delores Seitzinger; and a great
granddaughter, Alexandria Seitzinger; and son-in-law, John Berresford.
She is survived by sisters, Lorraine Ross of Loyalsock Township and
Donna Stroup of Grove City, OH; children, Deborah (Robert) Higley of
Montoursville, Donald (Terri) Hill of Loyalsock Township; a stepson,
Howard F. Seitzinger, Jr. of Williamsport; nine grandchildren; eight
great grandchildren.
Big Ern attended Community Baptist Church of Montoursville.

In light of the COVID pandemic, arrangements have been made at the convenience of the family.


  1. REPLY
    Sue Walters says

    So sorry to read of your mother’s passing. So happy you got to spend her last days with her. My condolences to you and your whole family.
    Sue Walters

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In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ernestine’s memory to Community Baptist Church of Montoursville (memo: mission fund), 1853 State Route 87, Montoursville, PA 17754 or to Samaritan’s Purse, P. O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607