William Charles LeMasters

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William Charles LeMasters

January 07, 1955 - October 30, 2018

William Charles LeMasters William Charles "Bill" LeMasters, DO, 63, of Sunbury, passed away from pancreatic cancer on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at his home surrounded by loved ones.
He was born Jan. 7, 1955, in Hazelton, a son of the late Robert F.H. and Elizabeth W. (Sourber) LeMasters. He married his high school sweetheart, the former Donna Fulmer on Aug. 26, 1978, in Tamaqua, and recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

Bill graduated with honors from Drexel University in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. He subsequently graduated with honors from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1981. He became board certified in ophthalmology following his residency at Geisinger Hospital in Danville, and had a busy private practice with offices in Sunbury and Shamokin. He joined the Geisinger Medical Group in 2011 and enjoyed the opportunity to teach the residents his craft. He continued to practice until he fell ill in 2016. He was well loved by his patients and respected by his colleagues.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a Master Mason in Sunbury Lodge 022. He made many great memories with his friends and family at Greenwood Lake, where he was a longstanding member.

With several Brittany Spaniels he had throughout his life, he enjoyed his passion of grouse hunting most, but was an avid hunter of large and small game and spent much of his time enjoying the outdoors golfing, walking, and fishing. Later in life he appreciated the opportunity to share these passions with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Keystone Fish and Game club, Dream Mile Club, and others. His trophy room included innumerable grouse tails, turkey tails, mountain goat, elk, doll sheep, moose and caribou mounts, black bear, and a prize-winning brown bear from Alaska. While indoors, he enjoyed hunting through genealogy records.

He is survived by his wife, Donna, and two children, daughter Kelly and her husband Brandon Dearman, of York, and son, William and his wife Theresa, of Sunbury; granddaughters, Trinity Whyne and Stella LeMasters, and grandson, Francis LeMasters, all of Sunbury; and granddaughter, Adelynn Dearman and grandson Alexavier Dearman, both of York; and his brother, Dr. Thomas LeMasters and his wife Sally of Tamaqua.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Robert R LeMasters of Tamaqua.

No services are planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's honor to the National Parks Service or to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine to a scholarship named in his honor.

Arrangements are by the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury.
Published on November 3, 2018
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Tom LeMasters
Nov 09, 2018
My brother, my best friend and great companion on many adventures. See ya soon willie.
Bill Orren OD
Nov 08, 2018
I enjoyed working professionally with Bill and will miss his ophthalmology skills as well as his care for patients and his humor. I enjoyed hearing his stories about his hunting experiences. A wonderful gentleman gone much too soon
Giuseppe & Fran Pedulla
Nov 07, 2018
Our deepest condolences to the Family.
R.I.P. Bill
Bussy & Nancy Markwordt Jones
Nov 04, 2018
Our deepest condolences to the family of Bill.
Amy Ansbach
Nov 04, 2018
So sorry for your loss. The world is a less fortunate place without Uncle Bill. My thoughts and love to Aunt Donna, Kelly and Billy and family.
Rhonda Jones Levy
Nov 04, 2018
Sending my love and deepest sympathy to Donna and the family. Billy was a neighbor growing up and I have so many fond memories of him and my brother Rick playing at our home. He will be missed by so many.
Debbie & Peter GodwardGodward
Nov 04, 2018
We only shared a week of life with Bill, Donna, Kelly, Brandon, Billy and grandad but what am amazing week it was spent on a small boat in Alaska in 2005. We feel prevledged to have know Bill and spent time with him and his lovely family. Our thoughts are with you Donna xx
Vicki ( Parrish) Martin
Nov 03, 2018
My deepest condolences . Thoughts and prayers to the family RIP Bill
Doris Hollenbach Meneses
Nov 03, 2018
One of my earliest memories of Bill is of playing trucks on his living room floor. I don’t know why I was there. Bill was a friend and classmate from North Ward Elementary to high school and he was always a kind and friendly soul. Our prayers to his family.
The Einhouse Family
Nov 03, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to Donna and the family. RIP Billy
The Einhouse Family
Nov 03, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to Donna and the family. RIP Billy
Charles C . Hudock
Nov 03, 2018
I remember the Doc told me about a golfing trip he went on. Humorous.
Jeffrey Reehl
Nov 03, 2018
My deepest sympathy to Bill's family from a friend of his long ago in time
Dr Thomas J. Dirnberger DO
Nov 03, 2018
You will be truly missed.RIP
condolences to your family.
Barb Bobber
Nov 03, 2018
He was a great man/ Was so glad to have him do my surgery. Very caring. So sad to hear this.My sincere condolences to the family and friends God Bless.