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Bryant G. Farrence

February 25, 1953 ~ January 18, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old


Bryant G. Farrence


Former Physician Assistant enjoyed golf and being outdoors.

Bryant George Farrence, 69, of Elysburg passed away peacefully Wednesday January 18, 2023 at his home in the company of his wife after a courageous battle with neuroendocrine cancer. 

He was born on February 25, 1953 and was the son of the late George and Marian Farrence.  He grew up in Spring Grove, PA with his sister, Michele and graduated from Spring Grove High School in 1971 where he was a member of the esteemed basketball team which was recently inducted into the school’s hall of fame. Upon graduation, Bryant attended Lenoir Rhyne University in North Carolina and Hahnemann Medical College completing their Physician Assistant program. He moved to Mt. Carmel, PA and worked with Dr. Dave Scicchitano for many years. He eventually switched careers and began working with Merck Pharmaceuticals in the 1990s till his retirement.

He married the love of his life Dianne (Tomtishen) Farrence in 1993 and they would have celebrated their 30thAnniversary May 1st, 2023. 

Bryant loved to golf and was often seen on the greens of many local golf courses and belonged to Indian Hill Golf Course in Paxinos. His yard was his pride and joy and he could often be seen doing yardwork and cutting the grass. If you drove by their home, you could count on seeing Bryant outside working on his home or in the yard which was meticulous. Bryant also loved his trips to the beach at Ocean City Maryland and their home in Florida.

Besides playing golf, Bryant loved spending time with his two grandsons, Cole and Kaden. He was their biggest fan and often cheering them on at their various sporting events. 

Surviving in addition to his wife Dianne is their daughter Laura Davis and husband Josh; two grandsons Cole and Kaden Davis; a sister Michele Holtzapple and husband Jim, two nieces Elizabeth Krebs and her husband Richard, and Katie Jamison and her husband Logan; a great nephew Tanner Krebs and a great-niece Mackenzie Krebs. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marian and George Farrence. 

Donations in his memory can be made to ThinkBIG Pediatric Cancer Fund, 530 Montour Blvd Ste B, Bloomsburg PA 17815 https://www.thinkbigpa.org/donate.html . At Bryant’s request there will be no public services and burial will be at the family’s convenience. 

Rothermel-Heizenroth & Clark  Funeral Services Inc, Elysburg PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

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