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COOK, Joseph - Joseph Cook, an aged and esteemed resident of Rome Township, died last Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. Rockwell. Mr. Cook was over eighty-eight years of age and a consistent member of the Presbyterian church here. The funeral services were held on Wednesday at 11 o'clock from the M.E. church. Rev. Mr. Bessey, officiating, and choosing as his text, Pauls words in 2-Tim. 4-5: "The time of my departure is at hand." A large assemblage of friends were present. "Bradford Star" dated Aug. 18, 1898 Susan Austin SusanAustin@hotmail.com 
EDINGER -LEARN REUNION - Laceyville, Sept. 1, 1930-The Edinger and Learn families held their annual reunion at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Perry M. Dexter, Edinger Hill, near Laceyville, Pa on Thursday, August 21. One hundred and twenty-five were present. Those in attendance were: Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Weaver and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sherman and family, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Learn and 11 of their 13 children; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Learn and daughter, Alta, Miss Margaret Porter, White Haven, Pa; Mr. and Mrs. Simon Learn and daughter, Freeland, Pa; Mrs. Catherine Singer, granddaughter, Mabel Halstead, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Learn, Tannersville; Mrs. George Butz and Russell Yoch, East Stroudsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Dimmick Edinger, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schiffer, Stroudsburg; David B. Warner and W.J. Hamblin, Swiftwater; John Learn, Cresco; Abraham Dressler, Exeter; Mrs. Ettie Learn, Bloomsburg; Mr. and Mrs. William Lake and family, Pittston; Mr. and Mrs. Max Lake and daughter, West Pittston; Mrs. Ira Baker, Tunkhannock; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Learn and family, Dushore; Jack Warner, Weatherly; Harry Edinger, Graystone, NJ; Mrs. Walter Vanderpool and three children, Rummerfield; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Browning and family; Mrs. Hester Browning, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Learn and family, Misses Lucy and Mary Coburn, Horton Geiberson, Spring Hill; Mrs. Laura L. Fellows, Pasadena, Ca; Mrs. Fred C. Pickett, Mrs. Lalla Barrowcliff, Misses Mary E. and Margaret M. Gray, Mr. and Mrs. George Learn and family, Mr. and Mrs. Zell F. Beeman and family; Mr. and Mrs. Will Neiderberger, Edmund Baker, Laceyville, Marie Beeman, Johnson City ; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Learn and family; Nathan L. Learn, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Denzil Bennett and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carey, Mr. and Mrs. Perry M. Dexter and daughter Miss Daisy Booth; Leonard Warner, Mrs. Bruce Benscoter and two children, Edinger Hill; Mrs. Lina Terry, son Paul, M.E. Sturdevant of Golden Hill.

A fine chicken dinner was served with all accessories and all present had a most enjoyable time as this was a most congenial company and the day was very fun. The program consisted of all joining in the Lord's Prayer and in singing America. Walter Learn gave a very interesting speech on present day problems and conditions. Dimmick Edinger amused the company by singing old-fashioned songs. Officers for the ensuing year are: Walter Learn, president; Will Neiderberger, vice president; Mrs. Zell F. Beeman, secretary; Mrs. Will Neiderberger, treasurer; Mrs. M.V. Christian, chairman of the table committee.

A vote of thanks was extended Mr. and Mrs. Perry M. Dexter for their hospitality. It was voted to have the next reunion on the third Thursday in August, 1931, at the Community Hall, Spring Hill, with Mrs. George Learn and Mrs. Will Neiderberger of Laceyville as hostesses. There were three births in this reunion during the past year, Jacqueline Lake, Romeyn Warner and David Vanderpool. Three deaths: Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Edinger of Laceyville and Simon Warner of Paradise, Pa. One marriage, that of George Christian and Miss Anna Ford. Submitted by Patty Shumway


HAIGHT - September 13, 1955 Pioneer Resident of Little Meadows Dies WARREN CENTER, Sept. 12 -- Mervin D. Haight, pioneer resident of the area, who lived his entire life in the family homestead near Little Meadows, died at 6 p.m. yesterday after a long illness. He was 87 years old. Mr. Haight's father, Obediah Haight, cleared the land for the family home back in 1832. Mervin D. Haight was born there in 1860, attended local schools and operted a farm there all his adult life. He married the former Nettie West, since deceased. His survivors included three daughters, Mrs. Floyd Bush of Brackney, Pa., Mrs. Leonard Sickman of Vestal and Mrs. Oliver Williams of Little Meadows; two sons, Clarence and Robert Haight, both of Little Meadows; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother, Lewis Haight of Vestal, and a sister, Mrs. Bessie Lillie of Brackney, Pa. Mr. Haight was a member of the Little Meadows Methodist Church; a member of the Meadow Grange for 51 years and a charter member of the Owego Moose, Chapter 1595. The funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home, East Main Street, Apalachin. The Rev. J. G. Burt Easton officiated and burial was in Little Meadows cemetery. Submitted by Wilma JOHNS Sakowsky 
HUGHES, Phoebe - MRS. LAFE BUTTON TIOGA, Pa. – Funeral services will be held Saturday for Phoebe H. Button, 85, of Halls Trailer Court, Tioga. Services will be at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Tioga. She died Wednesday in the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, N.Y. Born March 19, 1891 in Tioga, she was a daughter of Charles and Nettie Sunderlin Hughes. The wife of the late Lafe L. Button, she was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, the Order of the Eastern Star in Tioga and the Wellsboro Chapter DAR. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Norma) Webster of Lindley, N.Y., Mrs. Stanley (Eleanor) Wodarski of Tioga and Mrs. Chester (Sylvia) Crans of Campbell, N.Y.; three sons, Elwin of Mansfield, Oliver of Millerton and Charles of Tioga; one sister, Ruby Shaw of Middlebury Center; one brother, Joseph Hughes of East McKeesport, Pa.; 31 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield. Submitted by Wilma JOHNS Sakowsky 
MILLER - Mr. A. J. Miller Dead His death occurs at the house of his son on West Peachtree Street

Mr. Andrew J. Miller died at the residence of his son, Preston H. Miller, 152 West Peachtree Street, Friday morning at 2 o'clock. Before he was taken sick, about six months ago, in Savannah where he had been living since 1852, to Atlanta. But in the meantime he was taken sick and has been confined to his bed for nearly six months. About one month ago he was brought to Atlanta with the hope that it might benefit him. He improved wonderfully up to last Saturday, when he took a sudden turn for the worse and his death was unexpected at the time. Mr. Miller was born in Chambersburg, Pa, on December 4, 1826, and his wife in York, Pa. They came to Savannah for Mr. Millers health in 1851, where he built up, in the course of time, the largest furniture and carpet business in the south. About ten years ago he established a branch business in Atlanta. At the time of his death he was doing business in both Savannah and Atlanta. Mr. Miller was a man of high character and was esteemed by all who knew him.. He was regarded as one of the best merchants in Georgia and his many friends regret the loss of such a worthy citizen. He leaves a wife and five children - Mr. P.H. Miller, Mrs. Lewis Thomas, and Mr. R.E.L. Miller, of Atlanta; Mr. Clayton P. Miller and Mr. J.D. Miller, of Savannah. The funeral services will be held today at the residence of Mr. P.H. Miller, 152 West Peachtree Street, at 12 o'clock noon. Submitted by Susan Marshall 


ROCKWELL - Mrs. Jennie Jetter-- Oriskany-- Mrs. Jennie Jetter, formerly of this village, Solsville and Utica, died Jan. 2, 1948, in the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Marian Rockwell, Corning. Mrs. Jetter was a native of Pennsylvania. She was married to Fred Jetter, who died Apr. 17, 1939. At the time of his death he was a retired vicepresident and acting supervisor of Jetter's Milk Company in Solsville and Oriskany Falls. While in Oriskany, the Jetters had lived in Valley Rd. and Debeigh Ave. They also had lived in 19 French Rd., Utica. Mrs. Jetter was a member of Oriskany Chapter 524, OES. While living in Solsville, she attended the Madison Methodist church. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday from the Paul Carpenter Funeral Home in Corning. (Newspaper clipping, source unknown) (Jennie Rockwell's first husband was Selim Campbell. He is buried in Rome cemetery) Submitted by Susan Austin susanaustin@hotmail.com 

ROCKWELL - H. Melvin Rockwell is Dead at Home -- H. Melvin Rockwell died Monday evening at his home in Rome township, aged sixty-three years. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. H. C. Carroll (should be "Carl"), of Sayre, and Frank Rockwell of Rome: also two brothers, Edgar (should be "Edson") Rockwell, of Waverly and Lemuel Rockwell of Rome and one sister, Mrs. Asa Babcock of Rome. The funeral was held at the house Wednseday afternoon. -- Newspaper clipping, unknown source, abt. 1913. (parentheses mine) Susan Austin SusanAustin@hotmail.com
SMITH-Nathaniel Armstrong Smith met death by hanging in the barn Monday morning, March 27, 1933, aged 77 years. He was up as usual, but told Frank Gee not to bake cakes for him as he was not feeling well, and went out to do chores. When he did not return Mr. Gee began to search for him. Fred Cowan came to get a load of hay and found Mr. Smith hanging. He is survived by one son, Mark Smith, of Johnsonburg; three brothers, John and Phil Smith, of this place, and George, of Cherry Flats; and two sisters, Mrs. William Hutcheson, of Newark, N.Y., and Mrs. Rose Escott, of Elmira. Mr. Smith's wife, died last October, and after her death he passed the winter with his son in Johnsonburg, and only returned here about a month ago and had settled on the R. T. Marvin farm below town. Frank Gee also lives there. The funeral will be held at the home Thursday at 2 P.M. endent) Submitted by Barb Conrad 
SMITH - Henry Newton Smith The funeral of Henry Newton Smith, who died Friday at the home of his son, Leon R. Smith, was held Monday at the Whitneyville Methodist Episcopal Church, with burial there. A prayer service at the Evans Funeral home preceded the church service. The Rev. C. E. Swearingen, and the Rev. E. Becker Brownell officiated. Born in Charleston township, February 27, 1851, the son of William B. and Hannah Baer Smith, he lived at Whitneyville untill three years ago, when he moved and made his home with his son. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Grange. Mr. Smith was married to Minnie Bookmiller, of Germania April 20, 1875. Mrs. Smith died December 19, 1934. He is survived by his son, Leon R. Smith. endent) Submitted by Barb Conrad 
SOPER - John J. Soper [SRGP 69455] John J. Soper, 74, died Sunday, June 27, 1937, at the Blossburg Hospital. He was born near Canton, PA, August 26, 1862. He was twice married, first to Miss Ella Marvin, of Covington. Two children were born to them, Charles Soper and Mrs. Edna Schlick, of Elmira Heights. In 1905 he married Miss Flava Reynolds, of Roaring Branch, PA. For several years he resided in Covington while employed by the Erie R.R. Company. He has also engaged in the photograph and watch repairing business in Canton, Gleason, and other nearby towns. For several years he had a repair shop in the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Mansfield. Mr. Soper was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and was highly respected by all who knew him. Besides his children he is survived by several grandchildren; three brothers, Clinton Soper, Mansfield; David M., New Albany, PA; and William, Clyde, N.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Webster, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Sadie Graham, of Istachatta, Florida. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the home of his niece, Mrs. Ward L. Austin, on South Main Street, the Rev. Dallas Youngs, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, officiating. Burial in the cemetery near Elk Run. Submitted by Barb Conrad 
SUTTON - Mrs. Leonard Thompson. (From Canisteo Chronicle)

Mrs. Leonard Thompson died at her home Thursday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m., after an illness of seven weeks of blood poisoning and other complications, from which she was a great sufferer. Mrs. Thompson had been in failing health all summer. She was the daughter of the late Isaac and Hulda Sutton and was born in Nelson, Pa., Jan. 7, 1853. She was united in marriage to Leonard Thompson May 2, 1880. Fifteen years ago Mr. and Mrs. Thompson moved to Jasper from East Troupsburg. They purchased the farm of Isaac White, better known Vial farm, about 1-2 mile from the village. Mrs. Thompson was a life long member of the Baptist Church at Knoxville, and in early life was an excellent school teacher. She was a devoted wife and a kind and loving mother, and leaves many who will deeply mourn her death. Besides her husband she is survived by four children. Mrs. Myra Baker and Mrs. Helen Rigby, of Cameron, Mrs. Hilda Ray, of Knoxville, and Herbert Thompson, of Cameron.

SUTTON - The burial of Mrs. Leonard Thompson of Jasper, N. Y., took place in the Bowen cemetery Sunday. Mrs. Thompson was formerly Miss Jane Sutton. of this place. She is survived by her husband and children and a host of friends. She was very highly respected by all who knew her. The last paragraph was an obituary from a different newspaper. This person was a great aunt of my wife and we are trying to find out where her grave site. Any help in this matter will be greatly appreciated. BGRice bgrice@penn.com


SUTTON - Mrs. Melissa Hancock, who was born in Deerfield and a daughter of the late Isaac Sutton, died at her home in Potterbrook Jan. 1, 1913, of tuberculosis. Funeral services were held in the People's church the Saturday following and the interment was in the cemetery at Sabinsville.Submitted by Bradley Rice
VANDERPOOL - October 9, 1953 Elderly Towandan Steps in Front of Auto, Is Killed

Isaac Vanderpool had 121 Descendants, Several in Valley
Walking into the path of a car on William Street, Towanda, early last night, Isaac Vanderpool, 83-year-old former resident of Warren Center, was fatally injured. He was dead upon arrival at the Robert Packer Hospital where he was taken in the Wysox ambulance. According to Byron McKernon, of Plank Road, driver of the car, he and Mrs. McKernon were enroute to the Larnard Store on upper William Street and at the corner of William and Walnut streets, Mr. Vanderpool suddenly stepped in front of the vehicle. The elderly man was knocked down. Dr. Willis A. Redding was called, and summoned the ambulance. Officer Sol Spitunik and Chief Dean Meredith investigated. The accident happened about 8 o'clock. Mr. Vanderpool moved to Towanda from Warren Center on August 27, and had been living at the Herman Frick home, 414 William Street. He was born in Ulster. He lived for 22 years in Laceyville, after which he moved to Warren Center where he lived for a number of years before moving into Towanda. He was a farmer all his life and a member of the Baptist church in Laceyville. Surviving are four sons and four daughters: Walter of Towanda, Manville of Rummerfield, Lamont of Ulster, Reginald of Milan, Mrs. John Morningstar of Sayre, Mrs. Lee Wells of New Albany, Mrs. Anna Jackson of Richmond, VA, and Mrs. C. N. Brown of Sayre; 59 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. The body was taken to Lowery funeral home, 225 South Main Street, Athens, where funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. Robert A. MacAskill, pastor of the Athens Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in Lacey Street cemetery, Laceyville. Submitted by Patty Shumway 


WARNER - Harry Warner Dies, Following Apoplectic Stroke

Harry Warner, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Warner, deceased, died from an apoplectic stroke on Wednesday, January 6, 1932. He was stricken Monday and was conscious about two hours after being stricken. Funeral services were held at the family home at Berwick on Saturday afternoon. Those from Laceyville attending the funeral were: Mrs. Lina Terry, son, Paul, Mr. M. E. Sturdevant, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Dexter, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Culver. Mr. Warner spent his boyhood and young manhood on Edinger Hill near town and has many friends here. He had a very genial, sunny disposition, which made friends for him very easily. He is survived by his widow, who before her marriage was Miss Ivah Palmer, of town, one daughter, Mrs. Margery Reinback and one granddaughter of Berwick and three sisters, Mrs. P.M. Dexter, and Mrs. Lina Terry, of Laceyville, and Mrs. Retta Lake of Pittston and several cousins here. Submitted by Patty Shumway 


WESTLAKE -Died, at his residence in Elmira, NY in the 80th year of his age, Rev. Benjamin Westlake. He was among the first fruits of Methodism in Orange County, from whence he removed to this place about 26 years ago, having been a member of the M.E. Church about 45 years, and more than 40 years a watchman upon the walls of Zion. All who knew him will mourn his loss. Within the last few years he had been frequently heard to say, "I am a tree, whose sap is dried up--my boughs are withered--I am ready and prepared to go to the arms of my Saviour." He took an active part in the war of the revolution, and to his last hour his heart glowed with an ardent spirit of partriotism. His house was the head quarters of Gen. Hand, near Newburg, in 1778, and afterward. He was familiar with Washington, and the only time he ever saw a smile upon the face of that great man was when he accosted Gen. Hand, and said, "General, I congratulate you, the preliminaries of peace have been signed--our country now ranks among the independent nations of the earth." We trust their spirits now rejoice together in celebrating a more glorious victory.--Father Westlake was a true soldier of the cross. He knew of no enemy but sin, and the common foe of man. The law of kindness was deeply engraven upon his heart, and gave to all his manners such a winning urbanity as is seldom witnessed. The malignant passions of unrenewed nature were rebuked by the gentle intonations of his partriarchal voice, and the sweet and heavenly expression of his venerable countenance. A few months prior to his last illness, while lingering on the verge of the grave, the writer called on him to profit by his dying experience, and receive his blessing. As I entered the room, he remarked, with a countenance lighted up with the radiance of joyful hope, "Brother, I am almost home. I am not afraid to die, for my Redeemer lives--yes, I know that my Redeemer liveth. For me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Glory, honor, praise, and power belong to my Saviour." At that time he seemed like the expectant mariner, who having made every needful preparation for the voyage, only waits for a prosperous wind to waft him to the desired haven. After an interval of a few months of comparative comfort, he was attacked by the disease which released his sanctified spirit from the earthly house, and an abundant entrance was ministered to him into his long sought rest, "the ??? of God not made with hands." While his ??? of articulation served him, he spoke like one beholding with open face the glory of the Lord;" and the change which translated him to another and higher abode seemed, with all its attendant conflicts, no other than a "change from glory to glory, as by the Spirit of the Lord." M. Tooker, Elmira, November 8. Submitted by Deborah Economides

MICHAEL J. FITZGERALD, 68
 Michael J. Fitzgerald, 68, of Canandaigua, NY formerly of Troy, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 10, 1991. He was born in Snedekerville, the son of Michael J. Fitzgerald Sr. and Olive Wolfe. Mr. Fitzgerald retired in 1978 from union, Local No. 832, of Rochester, NY, where he was an operating engineer. He is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters and son-in-law; JoAnn Fitzgerald of Farmington, and Rose and Philip Mumerow of Canandaigua; two grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Burton Brown of Troy. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua. Memorial contributions may be made to the Canandaigua Emergency Squad, North Pearl St., Canandaigua, NY 14424. (TGR, Thursday, July 18, 1991)

INMAN - GERALDINE GOODENOUGH
 Geraldine M. Goodenough, 70, of Coudersport RD 3, died Monday, July 15, 1991, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug 17, 1920, in Troy, PA, the daughter of the late Benjamin L. and Sadie May Inman. On June 27, 1941, in Elmira, NY, she married Milton A. Goodenough, who survives. Mrs. Goodenough was a homemaker and with her husband owned and operated a Poultry Farm. She was a member of the Central Grange and a member of Eulalia Chapter No. 148 Order of Eastern Star. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children; a daughter, Linda L. and husband Charles Teaslely, LaBelle, Fla.; three sons, Edward L. Goodenough Sr., of Coudersport RD 3; Gary A. Goodenough, Ulysses RD 1 and Terry L. Goodenough of Coudersport RD 3.  There are eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Lyman B. Inman, Troy; two sisters, Marian and husband Nelson Case, also of Troy and Mary Belle and husband Gerald Whitlock, Sylvania, PA.  Many nieces and nephews also survive. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 1 pm at the Fickinger Funeral Home, Inc., 210 Northeast Street, Coudersport, Pa., with the Rev. James T. Wenrich, pastor of the Coudersport Area Larger Parish of the United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport. The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice. (TGR, Thursday, July 18, 1991)

HAROLD E. WILLIAMS
 Harold E. Williams died at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, NY on Wednesday, July 17, 1991 after an extended illness. He was born July 22, 1917, the son of Ansil and Ruby Williams of the LeRoy and Granville area in Bradford County.  He went to Troy High School and was a veteran of World War II, during which he served in the South Pacific. Mr. Williams worked for IBM in Endicott 25 years before he became disabled. He is survived by two sons and a daughter; nieces, nephews and grandchildren; sisters, Marion Jackson of Sayre and Edith Morris of Troy. He was preceded in death by his wife, daughter and three brothers. Funeral services were held July 27 at the Chase Funeral Home in Port Dickinson, NY with burial to be in Port Dickinson. (TGR, Thursday, August 1, 1991)

WALTERS - PEGGY F. COOLBAUGH
 Peggy F. Coolbaugh, 81, of West Fork, AR died Monday, July 15, 1991 at a Fayetteville, AR hospital. Born July 9, 1910 in Broome County, NY she was the daughter of Fred and Nellie Morey Walters. She moved ot West Fork five years ago from Missouri and was a former resident in the Troy area.  She was a homemaker and a member of the West Fork Presbyterian Church.  For several years she worked with the Salvation Army in Towanda, PA where she taught Sunday School and served as Local Officer.  She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Nickola and Shirley Jannett of Ozark, AL, Chester and Veronica Hill of West Fork, AR, sons and daughters-in-law, G. William and Carole Lattimer of Austin, TX, John and Nancy Lattimer of Lynchburg, VA, sons, Jim Shaffer of Windsor, NY, John Shaffer of Port Crane, NY and foster son, Michael Lattimer of Gillett, PA; nieces, Betty Cundy, Barbara Lobdell and Beverly Ring and nephew Bernard Koop, all of New York State; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Ethel Koop of Van Etten, NY and her granddaughter, Wendy Lattimer of Gillett, PA. Funeral services were held at Nelson's Funeral Home in Fayettville July 18 with Rev. Harold Hutcheson officiating and burial to be in West Fork Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, August 8, 1991)

SOLTES - MARGARET FULBOAM
 Margaret Fulboam, 91, of Troy RD 3, formerly of Warren, NJ, died Sunday, August 18, 1991 at the Bradford County Manor. She was born November 22, 1899 in Newark, NJ, daughter of Julius and Henrietta Soltes. She was a member of the United Trinity Church of Warren, NJ. She is survived by son, George Fulboam of Warren, NJ; daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Robert Mason of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2, with whom she resided before she entered the Bradford County Manor; grandchildren, Carol Schnoenig of Norwich, VT, Doreen Hale of Canton, Georgia Beth Fulboam and Lauri Ann Fulboam of Warren, NJ; great-grandson, Chris Shoenig of Norwich, VT and a great-granddaughter, Rachel Keavener of Warren, NJ. She was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Fulboam, in 1942. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Warren, NJ.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (TGR, Thursday, August 22, 1991)

FELTER - RHODA F. VOEGTLEN
 Rhoda F. Voegtlen, 82, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2, formerly of Lebanon, NJ died Sunday, August 18, 1991 at Troy Community Hospital. She was born December 17, 1908 in Syracuse, NY, the daughter of Edward and Sadie Knox Felter.  She attended the Clinton Baptist Church in Clinton, NJ and she was an active member of the Hunterdon Garden Club in Hunterdon, NJ. She is survived by sons, William V. Voegtlen of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2 and Robert S. Voegtlen Jr. of Lancaster, PA; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother, Edward Felter of Wyalusing; eight nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held August 21 at the Lebanon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald Barnhill officiating and burial to be in Union Cemetery, Lebanon, NJ.  Local arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. (TGR, Thursday, August 22, 1991)

WILBER J. SLOCUM
 Wilber J. Slocum, 57, of Easton, MD died on Tuesday, August 13, 1991 at his home. Born October 9, 1933 in Millerton, he was the son of the late James H. and Almira Spencer Slocum. After graduating from Troy High School in 1951 he attended Penn State University where in 1955, he received a degree in pre-law.  He then took a position with the First National Bank, where he worked and obtained the position of executive vice-president until 1985.  Mr. Slocum then moved to the Easton area where he headed a professional banking group with Maryland National Bank until 1989 when he became vice-president of Tidewater Building and Supply Co., Inc., a position he held at the time of his death. Mr. Slocum is survived by his wife, the former Virginia VanNostrand, whom he married in 1982; daughters, Kimberly L. Sheridan of Seattle, WA and Cynthia L. Anderson of Hellertown, PA; three stepchildren; sisters, Marion S. Bennett of Millerton, PA and Betty S. Cook of Stillwater, ME; brother, Wallace A. Slocum of Sayre; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held August 17 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Easton where he was a member.  Burial was at Woodlawn Memorial Park near Easton. Contributions may be made to the Talbot Hospice Foundation, 100 S. Hanson St., Easton, MD 21601, the Immanual Lutheran Church, RD 3, Box 131, Easton, MD 21601 or the Home Lodge, 636 W Lexington St., Baltimore, MD 21201. (TGR, Thursday, August 22, 1991)

WARREN - SHERRI CHAMBERLAIN
 Sherri L. Chamberlain, 33, of RD 1, Gillett, PA died Thursday, August 22, 1991. Sherri was a 1976 graduate of SRU High School. She is survived by her parents, Robert Sr. and Margery Warren of RD 3, Gillett; children, David, Stephanie, Kristen and Keith; sister, Gay Warren of Naples, FL; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Ruth Warren of Elmira, NY; brother, Robert Jr. of Miami, FL; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Private funeral services were to be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were by the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg. Contributions may be sent to the Chamberlain Children Trust Fund, Guthrie Federal Credit Union, Sayre, PA 18840. (TGR, Thursday, August 22, 1991)

SAUNDERS – BETTY JANE KENNEDY
 Betty Jane Kennedy, 44, of Pine City, NY died August 19, 1991. She is survived by her husband, Virgil Kennedy and her son, Shaun Kennedy at home; her mother, LaRue Saunders of Gillett; brothers, Ronald and David Saunders of Gillett; sisters, Shirley Call and Linda Kendall of Gillett; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Larue E. Saunders, in 1985. Private funeral services were to be held at the convenience of the family. (TGR, Thursday, August 22, 1991)

JAMES R. MOORE
 James R. Moore, 68, of Eustis, FL, died September 12, 1991. He was born September 28, 1922 in Dexter, MO. He was very well liked and was very active in his church. Among his survivors are his wife, Doris Moore, Eustis, FL; stepsons, Lynn Grace of Troy and Albert Grace, Warren, OH; stepdaughter, Linda Wetzel, Florida. Funeral services were held September 16 in Umatilla, FL with the Reverend Charles Peck officiating and burial to be in the Umatilla Cemetery Annex. (TGR, Thursday, September 26, 1991)

JOHN H. PALMER
 John H. Palmer, Mishawaka, IN, died Wednesday, September 25, 1991 at the Troy Community Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack while visiting relatives in the Canton area.  He had resided in Mishawaka since 1950. Mr. Palmer was born May 22, 1911 at Tioga Co., PA, a son of Harry and Edith Spencer Palmer. He retired in 1979 from Wheelabrator-Frye, Mishawaka. Surviving are his wife, the former Vielda Spencer; four sons; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Edna Simpson of Canton; Martha Palmer of Troy and Gladys Griffin of Canton; brother, Harry Walter Palmer of IL. Funeral services were held September 30 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Osceola, IN and interment to be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.  Local arrangements were under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association in Mr. Palmer's memory. (TGR, Thursday, October 3, 1991)

PHILIP H. PAUTZ
 Philip H. Pautz, 57, of RD 3, Gillett, PA died October 5, 1991 at home. He was employed by Morris Protective Services at Kennedy Valve in Elmira. He is survived by his wife, Ella Pautz; brothers, Raymond of Elmira and Francis of Rochester, NY; sister, Shirley of Romulus, NY; stepdaughter and stepson, Frances Beeman and Joel Beeman of Athens, PA; grandson, Justin Beeman. Memorial services for friends and family will be held October 12 at 11 am at the Fassett Baptist Church with a reception following. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, October 10, 1991)

HAGER - WINETTA A. HORNE
 Winetta A. Horne, 84, of Williamsport, PA died Friday, October 4, 1991 at Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport where she had been admitted October 2. She was born November 15, 1906 in Addison, NY, the daugther of Edward and Bernice Hager.  She was the widow of Howard Horne. Mrs. Horne was retired from the former C.A. Reed Co., Williamsport.  She was owner of the former Tall Fox Novelty Shop in Montoursville.  She was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church. Mrs. Horne is survived by a son, Charles E. Fox of Troy and a step-son, Russell Horne of Williamsport.  Ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive. Burial was October 8 in Montoursville Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials be made to Albert Costello Kidney Dialysis Center, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. (TGR, Thursday, October 10, 1991)

EARL OSCAR DUNBAR
 Earl Oscar Dunbar, 55, of Berwick, PA died Thursday, October 10, 1991 at his home. He was born at Troy RR 2 on December 21, 1935, son of the late George and Martha Fuller Dunbar. He attended Troy High School.  He operated the family farm until August 1983 when he moved to Berwick where he assisted his brother in the operation of Jim's Upholstering. He was preceded in death by a sister and brother, Rose VanBuren and Carl Dunbar. He is survived by a sister and two brothers, Flora Snook of Lima, OH; Harry Dunbar of New Albany and James A. Dunbar, at home. Private funeral arrangements were handled through the Heller Funeral Home in Nescopeck, PA. (TGR, Thursday, October 17, 1991)

GERTRUDE M. PRESS
 Gertrude M. Press, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA died Saturday, October 12, 1991 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a long illness. Born April 17, 1907 in Oswayo, NY, she was a daughter of Ernest C. and Ethel C. Smith Mills. Mrs. Press was a teacher and had received the Teacher of the Year Award in 1967.  She was very active in community and church affairs. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara W. Press of Vestal, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Harlan and Jacqueline Press of Job's Corners, PA; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ira W. Press, in 1986 and a son, Phillip. Funeral services were held at the Howard Funeral Home in Shinglehouse on October 16 with the Rev. Randall W. Headley and the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating and burial to be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse. (TGR, Thursday, October 17, 1991)

BESSIE WARD BASFORD
 Bessie Ward Basford, 97, of Jersey Shore, PA died November 7, 1991 in the Jersey Shore Hospital. She was born January 29, 1894 in Troy, PA, the daughter of Frank Ward and the former Cornelia Strait Ward. She was a descendent of the first settlers of Troy and Troy Township and the oldest daughter of her parents.  She was a sister of Anne Ward Matter and H. Burton Ward.  She taught in the Troy Township one-room school and then 3rd and 4th grades at Troy Elementary School for over 40 years.  She also taught Sunday School at the Troy United Methodist Church and Jersey Shore Trinity Methodist Churches for over 50 years, as well as being an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Os-co-hu and Ft. Antes Chapters. She was married and widowed three times: Paul Sherman, Troy; Guy Crist, Jersey Shore; and the Reverend Leonard Basford, pastor of the Troy, PA and DeWitt, NY United Methodist Churches. She is survived by step-children, Walter G. Crist of Jersey Shore RR 4, Robert S. Crist of Greensburg, PA, Mrs. Janet L. Ramm of Lock Haven, the Rev. Miriam J. Crist of Brooklyn, NY, Mrs. Emily J. Weaver of Lock Haven RR 1, Annie Basford Holden, Manlius, NY; 12 step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; nieces, Betty C. York of Troy and JoAnn McNett of Springfield. Services were held November 10th at the Welker Funeral Home in Jersey Shore, PA with burial to be at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in DeWitt, NY. (TGR, Thursday, November 14, 1991)

JAMES W. JOHNSTON
 James W. Johnston, 62, of Rockwood, MI, died November 19, 1991 at the Seaway Hospital in Trenton, Michigan. He was born March 1, 1929 in Alba, PA, the son of the late William J. and Helen McIlwain Johnston. He lived in Troy until moving to Rockwood in 1950.  He married the former JoAnn Webster. He was a supervisor for Ford Motor Company in Woodhaven, MI from 1951 until he retired in 1979.  He was a member of the Rockwood Moose Lodge No. 1157. Among his survivors are his wife, JoAnn; son, James W. of Petersburg, MI; daughters, Sheryl Lezotte of Rockwood, MI, Mrs. Russ (Debbie) Olson of Rockwood; Mrs. Les (Judy) Yaggie of Roaring Branch, PA; brothers, Earl of FL, Wayne of Wellsboro, Ernest of Mansfield, PA, Richard of PA, Duane of Troy, PA; sisters, Mrs. Marie Blaney of Wellsboro, PA and Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Best of Canton, PA; 13 grandchildren. The arrangements were by the Ford Chapell Funeral Home in Rockwood, MI. (TGR, Thursday, November 28, 1991)

STRULLER - FRANCES A. BRAYTON
 Frances A. Brayton, 92, Horseheads, NY, died Tuesday, November 19, 1991 at home. Mrs. Brayton was born May 15, 1899 in New York City, NY, the daughter of Hermann and Jane Sykes Struller. Among her survivors are her husband of 68 years, Charles L. Brayton; two children; seven grandchildren and their families including Anne Marshall and special friend, Elgene Ward, of Troy, PA; four great-grandchildren. Private funeral services were held at the Barrett Funeral Home in Horseheads. Memorials in her memory may be made to the Chemung County Historical Society. (TGR, Thursday, November 28, 1991)

E.H. (ACE) ROBBINS
 E. H. (Ace) Robbins, 77, of Canton City, CO, died December 19, 1991. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, daughter Carol Herron and son, Ralph, who reside in Canton City; five grandchildren and two great-grandsons; sisters, Lucile Bartlett of Enfield, CT and Mrs. James (Doris) Lyon of Troy, PA; brothers, Glen of Bakersfield, CA and Bud of Rochester, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Jessie Robbins, Sylvania, PA. (TGR, Thursday, January 9, 1992)

HANS GRANDQUIST
 Hans Grandquist, Box 14, Troy RR 3, died Saturday, December 28, 1991. Hans was retired from his position as personnel director of the General Electric Foundry in Elmira. He is survived by his wife, Frances at home; half-brother Karl and half-sister, Mildred Grandquist, both of Sweden; and five step-grandchildren. Burial was to be at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Holly, Keck and Baker Funeral Home in Elmira. (TGR, Thursday, January 9, 1992)

AGNES A. KLOBUSNIK
 Agnes A. Klobusnik, 75, or Troy RR 3, died Monday, January 6, 1992 at Troy Community Hospital after an extended illness. She was born July 22, 1916 in McKeesport, PA.  Her main interest in life surrounded her family and her love for baking. She was predeceased by her husband, Stephen Klobusnik, in January 1974. Mrs. Klobusnik is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, B.J. and Ronald Dunbar of Troy; son and daughter-in-law, James and Dolores Klobusnik of Cranesville, PA; granddaughter and grandson, Cranesviile; special friends, Julia J. Dunbar of Troy, Allan and Nancy Schoonover of Troy and Dolores Baron of Troy. Funeral services were held in Albion, PA on January 10 with the Rev. David B. Morris of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) or Canton officiating and burial to be at Albion Cemetery, Albion.  Local arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Community Hospital Auxiliary in care of Mrs. Julia Dunbar, treasurer, RR 3, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, January 16, 1992)

HORTON - CAROLYN E. SMITH
 Carolyn E. Smith, 70, of Pine City, NY died January 12, 1992 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Hail; granddaughter, Jenna Sylvan Dickerson; brother and sister-in-law, George and Elaine Horton, Troy, PA. The family will honor her request that there be no calling hours or funeral.  She has donated her remains to science. (TGR, Thursday, January 23, 1992)

GEORGE CARNWRIGHT
 Rev. George A. Carnwright, 67, of Mt. Airy (228 Hylton Street), North Carolina died at the Northern Surry Hospital at Mount Airy on November 5, 1991 after suffering a heart attack at his home. Rev. Carnwright was born August 20, 1924 in Bradford County, PA, a son of George Cooper and Lillian Cleveland Carnwright. He was a retired Methodist minister and was a member of the Western North Carolina Methodist Conference.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Ina Robertson Carnwright; daughter, Mrs. Karan Dilday of Greensboro, NC; son, Larry Carnwright of West Jefferson, NC; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brothers, Raymond Carnwright of Greensboro, NC and Billy Carnwright of Apple Valley, CA. Funeral arrangements were by the Moody Funeral Home in Mt. Airy, NC. (TGR, Thursday, February 6, 1992)

RICHARD D. WILLIAMS
 Richard David Williams, 78, died January 17, 1992 in a Rolla, Missouri Hospital of a heart attack. He was born in Canton, PA on December 23, 1913 to Edwin and Jessie (Sechrist) Williams. He was a member of the Elks Club in Williamsport, Azusa, CA and St. Clair, MO for fifty years or more.  He was a graduate of Canton High School.  Mr. Williams was an machinist and tool and die maker for Belmar Manufacturing in Canton, Troy Engine Works, and in California for three different companies.  He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by a sister, Shirley (Williams) Morgan of Ruskin, FL and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Byron, Kenneth, Carroll and Leroy and sister Martha. The Fox Funeral Home in Licking, Missouri was in charge of the arrangements. (TGR, Thursday, February 6, 1992)

BEULAH McCARTY BOWN
 Buelah McCarty Bown, 96, of Forksville RR 1, died Tuesday, February 11, 1992 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was born October 18, 1895 in Forksville, Elkland Township, Sullivan County, the daughter of Orrin and Harriet Rogers McCarty. A lifelong resident of Forksville, Mrs. Bown was a member of the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church. Her husband of 64 years, Robert M. Bown, died in 1985. Surviving are one daughter, Irene Bown Harvey, Forksville; sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Jeanette Magee Bown, Troy, Donald and Alice Caseman Bown of Springville, NY and Dallas and Sandra Heess Bown, Forksville; eight grandchildren; 15 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held February 13 at the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Robert Broome officiating and interment to be in Forksville Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, February 20, 1992)

LELAND VOSBURG
 Leland Vosburg, 64, of Dundee, NY and formerly of East Smithfield, PA died Thursday, February 13, 1992. He was a son of James and Louise Vosburg and graduated from East Smithfield High School. He is survived by sister, Wanita Barrett of Troy; brothers, Karl William Vosburg of Oyster Bay, NY and Vern Vosburg of East Smithfield. Funeral services were held at the Baird Funeral Home in Dundee, NY on February 17 with burial to be in Bath Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, February 20, 1992)

GEORGE SHOEMAKER
 George Shoemaker, 77, of Gillett RR 2, died Sunday, February 23, 1992 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born May 29, 1914 in Philadelphia, the son of Frank C. and Laura Seltzer Shoemaker. He was employed with the Exide Company in Philadelphia for many years.  Mr. Shoemaker attended the Gillett and Fassett Baptist churches.  He was a member of the Fassett Grange, South Creek Volunteer Fire Company and Waverly Moose.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the US Army. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Adeline Kaczka Shoemaker; children, Edward and Laura Shoemaker of Hatboro, PA; Laura and John Kerner of Oakford, PA; George and Esther Shoemaker of Hellertown, PA; Richard and Tracee Shoemaker of Warwick, PA; three grandchildren; brothers, Frank Shoemaker of Riverside, NJ and Wilford Shoemaker of Fairless Hills, PA; several nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Shoemaker. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on February 26 (11 am) with the Rev. George Herrick and the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating. Memorials may be directed to the South Creek Ambulance Association. (TGR, Thursday, February 27, 1992)

MERTON DAVENPORT
 Merton R. Davenport, 64, of Pine City, NY, died Sunday, March 8, 1992 at his home. Merton was born November 30, 1927 in Ithaca, NY, the son of Raymond A. and Lillian Brown Davenport. He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Hayes McElroy of Houma, LA, Lynette and William Turner of Troy, PA, Terry and Donald Jenkins of Elmira, Lisa and David Mood of Pine City and Patricia and Guy Ginnan of Canton; daughters, Deborah Davenport of Elmira and Nancy Davenport of Houman, LA; 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home in Watkins Glen, NY on March 11 with burial to be in Lockwood, NY. Memorials may be made to the Elmira Cancer Society or the Southern Tier Hospice. (TGR, Thursday, March 5, 1992)

SHAVER LEOLA E. BROWN
Leola E. Brown, 77, widow of Delbert D. Brown of Monroeton, died Wednesday morning, March 18, 1992 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Born November 10, 1914 in Waverly, NY she was a daughter of the late Harry W. and Florence Brown Shaver of South Waverly. She attended the Sayre schools and retired from the Monroe-Franklin School in Powell where she was custodian in 1985. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Maxine Brown and John Simpson with whom she made her home in Monroeton and Harriet and Claud Glidewell of Millville, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Trudy Brown of Middleburg, PA and Neil and Emma Brown of Towanda; son, Glen Brown of Rome; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marion Dunn of Seattle, WA; niece, Dorothy Saunders of Seattle, WA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Cenora and Ed Snyder of Canton, Dorothy and Emery Bryan of Proctor, Ida and Earl Preston of Canton of Canton, Ade and Charles Groover of Canton, Walter Brown of Troy and Emery and Arlene Brown of Troy. Funeral services were held March 21 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Emmalou Kirchmeier officiating and interment to be in the Brown Cemetery, Shunk, PA. Memorials may be directed to the Monroe-Franklin School in care of Roman Suman or to the Monroeton Public Library in Leola E. Brown's memory. (TGR, Thursday, March 26, 1992)

GLADYS AVERY KLEINER
 Gladys Avery Kleiner, 66, of Vineland, NJ and formerly of Daggett, PA died March 26, 1992 at her home. She is survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Marion and William Avery and Betty and Don Wright; sister-in-law, Margaret Thorpe; brothers and sisters-in-law, Daryl and Carolyn and Delos and Ethel; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were to be held April 11 (2 pm) at the Daggett Methodist Church with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating. (TGR, Thursday, April 9, 1992)

ERIC W. PHILLIPS
 Eric W. Phillips, 88, died March 26, 1992 at his home in Kenneth City, St. Petersburg, FL. He was the eldest son of Berdell and Rena Phillips who lived most of her lives in Bradford County. He was predeceased by two brothers, Preston and Tracey, of Troy. His sister, Priscilla Bender, survives him and lives in Treasure Island, FL. He graduated from Towanda High School.  He was married to Viola Hinkley of Towanda.  She predeceased him in 1970. Mr. Phillips was the printing instructor at the Hershey, PA Vocational High School for a total of 25 years.  He spent 14 years in Minnesota and North Dakota where he managed several printing plants. Mr. Phillips is survived by his second wife, Elizabeth (Betty); six children; 27 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four stepsons. Memorial services are scheduled for St. Petersburg, FL and Lebanon, PA with interment to be at the Broadview Cemetery in Hershey. (TGR, Thursday, April 9, 1992)

WALTER A. BROWN
 Walter A. Brown, 84, of Troy RR 3, died Tuesday, April 7, 1992 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda following an extended illness. Mr. Brown was born July 21, 1907 at Fox Township, Sullivan County, a son of Charles and Jennie Hess Brown. Walter was employed by Schrader Bellows, Canton, retiring in 1972.  After retirement he was employed by Bradford County as caretaker of Sunfish Pond for over five years. He was a member of the Shunk First United Methodist Church and a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 429, Canton. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Arnold and Pat Brown of Sonestown and Gary and Judy Brown, Canton RR 2; daughter and son-in-law, Yolanda and Charles Mosher, Canton RR 1; sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Bryan, Proctor, Mrs. Lenora Snyder, Canton and twin sisters, Mrs. Ada Groover of Canton RR 2 and Mrs. Ida Preston, Roaring Branch RR 1; brothers, Emory Brown, Troy; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Brown was predeceased by his first wife, Owanda, in 1972; his second wife, Eugenia in 1991; sisters, Helen and Mable; brothers, Carl, Delbert, Chester and Willard; three grandchildren. Funeral and commital services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on April 10 with the Rev. Alan Gardner officiating and interment to be in Brown Cemetery, Shunk. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. (TGR, Thursday, April 16, 1992)

EGLI, RAYMOND O.,   Vickery Funeral Home is handling arrangements for Raymond O. Egli, 78, Roaring Branch, who died April 17, 1984 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro.  He was born June 19,1905 in Montoursville, son of Frederick and Rachel Kline Egli.  He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Williamsport.  He was employed with Reading Railroad for 33 years.  He was a member of Ogdensburg Grange No. 293 and Canton Moose Lodge No. 429.  He is survived by sons, Raymond Jr. of Roaring Branch and Michael J. of Troy; daughter, Mrs. Harry (Katherine) Whittman, Montoursville; two sisters; five brothers; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren ;several nieces and nephews. (TGR April 26, 1984)

KENNEDY, FREDERICK D.,  Services for Frederick Dalton Kennedy, 63, Lakeland, FL, originally from Troy, were held at Lakeland Memorial Gardens.  He died May 9, 1984 at his home.  Survivors include his wife, Doris; children, Kay Robinson of Lakeland, FL., James F. Kennedy, U.S. Navy, Sicily, Sherly Ann Nissen of Plano, TX and Kitty Vanderpool, Towanda; four grandchildren; brothers, Harold, Earl, Edward and Marshall Kennedy; sisters, Mary Backman, Irma Turner and Jane Carn.  (TGR May 17, 1984)

MYRA Wolcott MEEKER
 Myra Fisher Wolcott Meeker of Phoenix, AZ died on April 19, 1992. Stanley and Myra Wolcott lived in the Springfield, PA area for several years. Myra was an L.P.N. and worked at Troy Community Hospital for several years.  Kind and special as she was, she will be remembered by many local friends. After her death of Stanley, she retired and moved to Phoenix, AZ and married Leslie Meeker.  Mrs. Meeker is survived by her husband; one sister and a brother; several nieces and nephews. Burial was to be in Phoenix, AZ. (TGR, Thursday, April 23, 1992)

BOYCE LUCILLE T. NOBLE
Lucille T. Noble, 68, of Canton RD 2, died Friday, April 24, 1992 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after being taken ill at home. She was born February 23, 1924 in Granville Township, Bradford County, the daughter of Sherley and Grace Whipple Boyce. Lucille had been a waitress at the former Reynard's Soda Bar in Canton and a nurse's aid in various health care facilities, and homes in Pennsylvania and New York, including the former Crowe Nursing Home in Canton.  She is retired from Paper Magic in Troy. She attended Calvary Alliance Chapel in Canton. Surviving are sons, Richard Turner of Canton, James D. Turner of Canton RR 2 and Gary Turner of Castle Creek, NY; daughters, Beverly Smith of Canton RR 2 and Sharon Neuman of Ft. Morgan, CO; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 28 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor and the Rev. Edward Danneker officiating. (TGR, Thursday, April 30, 1992)

DOROTHY HOOVER MURRAY
 Mrs. Dorothy Hoover Murray, 70, Mildred, PA died Saturday, April 25, 1992 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Murray was born in Scranton on July 1, 1921, daughter of the late Irving and Emma Jane Searfoss Hoover. Surviving are sons, John of Dushore, James of Mildred, Robert William of Troy, Charles of Murraytown, Gerard and Edward of Dushore; daughters, Mrs. David (Dorothy) Fritsch of Mildred and Mrs. Gerald (Margaret) Fries of Wysox; one brother and four sisters; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 28 at the P. Dean Home Funeral Home in Dushore followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mildred with her pastor, the Rev. Paul M. Baier, officiating and interment to be in St. Basil's Cemetery, Dushore. (TGR, Thursday, April 30, 1992)

JIM D. FLANAGAN
 Jim D. Flanagan, 19, of Troy RR 1, died Wednesday, April 29, 1992. He was a member of the Bakerburg Community Church and attended Troy High School.  He was employed with Twin Tier Buick in Elmira. He enjoyed roller skating and was an avid racer car fan.  He drove at the Granville Speedway last year. He is survived by his parents, Paul and Marsha Flanagan of Troy RR 1; brothers, Glen Flanagan of Allentown and Robert Flanagan at home; maternal grandparents, Clifford and Audrey Ward of Troy RR; paternal grandmother, Ruth Browning of Towanda; several aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service was held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 2 with Pastor Ernie F. Brodie Jr. officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Bakerburg Community Church. (TGR, Thursday, May 7, 1992)

GARY L. VONEIDA
 Gary L. Voneida, 49, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre on Thursday, May 7, 1992. He was born December 5, 1942 in Kelly Township, Union County, a son of Marie E. Vanatta Voneida of Mifflinburg and the late Robert E. Voneida. He had resided at Columbia Cross Roads RD 2 for a number of years and had been in failing health for the last few months. Mr. Voneida was a school teacher employed by the Chemung County Prison System in Elmira. He is survived by his mother; a brother, Roy L. Voneida of Mifflinburg; grandfather, Paul Boop of Mifflinburg. Funeral services were held at the Strunk-Roupp Funeral Home in Mifflinburg on May 11 with the Rev. Grantas Hoopert officiating and burial to be in the Hill Top section of the Mifflinburg Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Society, 515 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810 in Mr. Voneida's memory. (TGR, Thursday, May 14, 1992)

ESTHER M. HERTZ, 93
 Esther M. Hertz, 93, of Schultz Personal Care Home, Grover, formerly of Williamsport, died Sunday, May 17, 1992, in Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport. She was born in Franklin Township, Snyder County, the daughter of John and Susan Graybill Hertz. Esther retired as a clerk from the former W.T. Grant Co. in Williamsport. Surviving are three nieces, Kathryn Williams, Canton RR2, Mary Burr, Canton RR2 and Helen Holmes, Ormond Beach, FL; one nephew, John Fulkerson, Canton; three great nieces, numerous great-great nieces and nephews. Private memorial services were held Tuesday, May 19, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton, with Pastor Edwin Seeley, pastor of Whitneyville United Methodist Church and great-great nephew of Miss Hertz, officiating. Interment will be in Sonestown Cemetery. Memorial donations in Esther's memory may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association, Defibrillator Fund, PO Box 38, Canton, PA 17724. (TGR, Thursday, May 21, 1992)

JOY LORRAINE YOST
 Joy Loraine Yost, 63, of Troy, PA died Monday, May 18, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born August 8, 1928 in Tuscarora, PA, daughter of the late Oliver and Bertha Yost. She was a resident of Martha Lloyd Community Services in Troy since 1944.  She was a member of the choir and loved to sing. She was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Troy. Surviving are a sister, Phyllis Anchorstar of Pottsville, PA; a brother, Oliver Jr.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial services were held at Martha Lloyd Community Services on May 21. Donations may be made to the Martha Lloyd Special Fund, 190 West Main Street, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, May 28, 1992)

HARRY A. MOORE SR.
 Harry A. Moore Sr., 94, of Troy RR3 and formerly of Troy, died Friday, May 29, 1992 at the Bradford County Manor. Mr. Moore was born March 26, 1898 in Union Township, Tioga County, PA, the son of Edward S. and Maude Sechrist Moore. Harry was a machine operator for Cummings Lumber Co., Troy, retiring in 1962. Surviving are daughters, Patricia Brewster of Granville Summit, Mary Jane Nybeck of Morris Run and Adrian Baird of Springfield, OR; a son, Harry A. Jr. of Canton; brother, LaRue E. of Florida; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held June 2 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Melvin Good officiating and interment to be in the Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, PA. (TGR, Thursday, June 11, 1992)

DONALD FETHERBAY
 Donald Lee Fetherbay, 72, of Dushore, died Tuesday, June 23, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a lingering illness. He was born July 27, 1919 in Laquin, Bradford County, the son of the late Lee and Elsie Schiffl Fetherbay. Donald was a lifetime area resident.  Prior to his retirement in 1972 he was employed by DuPont in Towanda. Mr. Fetherbay was preceded in death by his wife, the former Helen Hartford, in 1973. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John (Dianne) Nolan of Mildred; a son, Thomas L. Fetherbay of Philadelphia; one grandson; sisters, Mrs. Helen Beinlich of Florida and Mrs. Grace Borek of Columbia Cross Roads; brothers, Willis Fetherbay of Dushore and David Fetherbay of Palm Bay, FL. Funeral services were held June 26 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore with interment to be in Fairview Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, July 2, 1992)

GERALD S. PATTERSON
 Gerald S. Patterson Sr., 72, of Butler, PA died Saturday, June 27, 1992 at his home. He was born May 3, 1920 in Columbia Cross Roads, the son of Sydney and Lydia Newberry Patterson. Mr. Patterson was a retired Pennsylvania State Policeman.  He served as chief clerk at Butler Barracks from 1942 to 1966, and retired in 1978 as Director of its Bureau of Staff Services. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, VFW Post 249 in Butler, American Legion Post 778 of Lyndora, Fraternal Order of Police, Brady Paul Lodge of Butler Retired State Police Association of PA, Association of Retired State Employees and the AARP.  He played in the VFW Golf League. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorna Merritt Patterson (17 A Lumar Village, Butler); son, Gerald S. Patterson Jr. of Butler; three grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Don Holcomb of Gillette. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Holcomb, in 1991. Funeral services were held in Butler on June 29 with the Rev. Warren Ihlenfeld officiating and interment to be in Greenlawn Burial Estates. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Easter Seal Society, 383 New Castle Road, Butler, PA 16001-7311. (TGR, Thursday, July 9, 1992)

TODD KEVIN KERRICK
 Todd Kevin Kerrick, 36, of Wellsburg, NY died Saturday, July 25, 1992. He graduated from Southside High School in 1974 and attended Eisenhower College.  He lived many years in Syracuse, NY where he worked as a chef and in restaurant management. He is survived by his parents, Betty and Shelden Robins, Elmira; three sisters and two brothers; two grandmothers; aunts and uncles, among them Jeanne Monroe of Troy; nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held August 1 at the First Presbyterian Church in Elmira, NY with the Rev. Clark McKinney officiating. Memorials may be sent to the Southern Tier AIDS Program's Memorial Fund, 122 Baldwin St., Johnson City, NY or to the Southern Tier Hospice, 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14901. (TGR, Thursday, August 6, 1992)

CLAIRE K. BROWN
 Claire K. Brown, 55, of Troy RR 1, died Tuesday, July 28, 1992 at home. She was born September 19, 1936 in Norristown, PA, the daughter of Leon F. Blattner and M. Virginia Blattner Scamby. She had been employed by the former American Silk Label in Troy, the Troy Veterinary Clinic and Paper Magic in Troy, until retiring due to illness. Surviving are her husband, Miles Brown, at home; her mother, M. Virginia Scamby of Palmerton, PA; daughters, Mrs. Larry (Terri) Riggs of Canton and Mrs. Bradley (Cindy) Cease of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Nathan and Leah Riggs of Canton; sisters, Joan E. Diehl of Hatfield, PA and Virginia M. Jodon of White Stone, VA; brothers, Robert L. Blattner of Palm, FL and John E. Blattner of Collegeville, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her son, Richard Allen Hamm. Funeral services were held July 31 at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Canton with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating.  Arrangements were by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton. Memorials may be directed to The Dent Neurological Institution, Millard Philmore Hospital, 3 Gates Circle, Buffalo, NY 14209 in Mrs. Brown's memory. (TGR, Thursday, August 6, 1992)

JAMES L. HULBIRT
 James (Jamie or Burt) L. Hulbirt, 19, of RR 1, Troy died unexpectedly on Thursday, August 13, 1992. Born August 1, 1973 in Sayre, he was a 1992 graduate of Troy High School. He was a member of the Grover Church of Christ, Grover, PA.  He was a member of the Bradford County Old Timers Association, a charter member of the Tioga County, NY Tractor and Engine Club, a member of the Tioga Count Early Days and Chemung Vally Old Timers and Loyalsock Early Days. He had worked for four years at the Robert Storch family farm and was on a delayed entry program for the US Marine Corps, due to be inducted August 25. Surviving are his mother, June Hicks; stepfather, James Hicks, both of Troy RR 1; father, Donald Hulbirt of Gillett; maternal grandmother, Virginia Mekeel of Troy; paternal grandmother, Anne Hulbirt of Athens; paternal stepgrandmother, Evelyn Hicks of Troy RR 3; maternal aunts and uncles, Donna and Jerry Welch of Concord, NY, Kenneth and Dottie Mekeel of Akron, NY; and paternal step-aunt and uncle, Bonnie and Kenneth Houser of Knoxville, TN; several cousins. Memorial services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on August 17 with the Rev. Alex Reducz of the Bible Baptist Church of Horseheads officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Old Timers Association in care of Connie Chandler, PO Box 15, Milan, PA 18831. (TGR, Thursday, August 20, 1992)

DR. ROBERT MOST
 Dr. Robert King Most, 46, of Mansfield, died August 30, 1992 in the Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport where he had been admitted after being stricken at work. Born October 6, 1945 in Canton, he was the son of William R. and Elizabeth M. Wylie Most. He was practicing psychologist in Mansfield, Dr. Most was associated with the North Penn Health Services at Mansfield from 1981 until going into pprivate practice in 1986 with the Mental Health Association of Mansfield. He is survived by by his wife of 18 years, the former Barbara Ann Dickey; sons, Jason Bowen of Mansfield and B. Tyler Most, at home; daughters, Mrs. Vanessa Durham of Louisville, KY and Claire E. Most, at home; brother, William J. Most of Gillett, NY; one granddaughter. Memorial services were to be held September 6 (1 pm) in Straughn Auditorium at Mansfield University.  Arrangements are by Gedons Funeral Home in Williamsport. Memorials may be made to the M.O.V.e (Men Overcoming Violence) Organization, 35 North Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933 or Claire and Tyler Most's children's education fund, c/o Douglas Dickey, Box 411, RD 1, Williamsport, PA 17701. (TGR, Thursday, September 3, 1992)

VELMA M. HALSTEAD
 Velma M. Halstead, 79, of Centerville, PA died Tuesday, August 25, 1992. Mrs. Halstead was a retired employee of C&K Laundry, Elmira, NY after many years of service. She is survived by her family, Joyce and Dennis Sullivan, JoAnn and Ralph Nichols, William and Lisa Halstead and Joseph Halstead; sister, Mildred Heyniger of New Jersey; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held August 27 at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg with the Rev. Craig Combs officiating. Memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association of the Finger Lakes, 144 Cedar Street, Corning, NY. (TGR, Thursday, September 3, 1992)

VINCENT LEE PROCTOR
 Vincent Lee Proctor, 40, of New Albany, RR 2, perished in a fire at his home on Saturday, September 5, 1992. He was born on August 5, 1952 in Biltmore, NC, the son of Fred S. and Katharine Jane Case Proctor. Vincent attended Wyalusing schools prior to the Cottonwood Job Corps in Utah. Surviving are his wife, Betty Dodd Proctor of New Albany RR; mother, Mrs. Katharine Proctor Bendt of New Albany RR; stepfather, William H. Bendt Sr. of New Albany RR; three stepdaughters and two stepsons; a brother, Frederic Proctor of Sayre; sister, Harriet A. Williams of Troy; half-sister and half-brother; six step-grandchildren. Private memorials services were held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were under the direction of Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore. (TGR, Thursday, September 10, 1992)

BERTHA ERICSON MEAD
 Bertha Erickson Mead of Troy, PA and formerly of Marblehead, MA, died Saturday, September 19, 1992 at the Bradford County Manor. She was the wife of Donald Campbell Mead who predeceased her.  She was a WW I veteran serving in the US Navy. She was a member of the Clifton Lutheran Church of Marblehead, MA, a volunteer guide at Jeramiah Lee Mansion of the Marblehead Historical Society.  She was an assistant at the Lighthouse Thrift Shop of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Marblehead, MA. She is survived by daughter, Dorothy and husband William Hamlin of Troy, PA; daughter-in-law, Una Jean Mead of Greensboro, NC; grandchildren, Andrew and wife Kelly of Bangor, ME, Evan of Greensboro, NC, Deborah Atwood of Amesbury, MA, Suzanne McCollum of Troy, PA, Margaret Trefethen and Marion Scharon, both of Farmington, ME; great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Michael, Sarah, Andrew, Amanda, Brett, George and Matthew. Funeral services were private with arrangements by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Remembrances may be made to the Deacon's Fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, September 24, 1992)

ROBERT H. BOVIER
 Robert H. Bovier, 55, of Vestal, NY died Thursday, September 17, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital. He was a pharmacist and proprietor of Lynn's Drug-stores, a line of pharmacies. Mr. Bovier was a veteran of the US Navy and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Binghamton.  He was active within the church organization. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Donna; four sons and two daughters-in-law; a daughter and son-in-law, Marne and Richard King of Owego; father and wife, Donald (Dutch) and Norma Bovier of Towanda; five brothers and sisters-in-law and two sisters and brother-in-law; four grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral and committal services were held September 21 at the Barber Memorial Home in Johnson City with the Rev. Ronald E. Piedmont officiating and interment to be in Riverside Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, September 24, 1992)

DONALD W. ALLEN
 Donald William Allen, 72, of Vero Beach, FL, died at his residence Tuesday, September 15, 1992 following an extended illness. Mr. Allen was born on March 31, 1920 in Burlington Township and had been a resident of Vero Beach for 16 years, coming from Towanda. He was an automobile mechanic. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Allen of Vero Beach; sons, Steven Allen of Horseheads, NY and Lawrence Allen of Towanda, PA; daughter, Ruth Brown of Vero Beach; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorials contributions may be made to VNA/Hospice of Indian River County, 1111 36th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 in memory of Mr. Allen. (TGR, Thursday, September 24, 1992)

DAVID M. McGUIRE
 Major David Michael "Mike" McGuire, USAF, 37, died Thursday, September 17, 1992 near the Air Force Base, Upper Heyford, England, as the result of an aircraft accident. He was born March 26, 1955 in Bellfonte, PA, the son of John D. and Mary Simons McGuire. He was a 1973 graduate of Towanda Area High School, coming there in his senior year.  He was appointed by Congressman Joseph McDade to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and graduated with a degree in civil engineering. He is survived by his wife, the former Kathleen Stewart who he met in Dayton, OH; his father and mother-in-law, John and Mary McGuire of Towanda RR 3; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Gabriel Jacobs, Poplar Ridge, NY and Jeanette and Thomas Bennett of Granville Summit; brother, Kevin McGuire, second lieutenant, US Army, presently at home; paternal and maternal grandmothers; uncles and aunts, nieces and nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda on September 26 with the Re. Darris Hauser officiating.  Military services were conducted afterward by Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and Voiture 549, 40 et 8.  There were to be graveside services on September 29 at the US Air Force Academy cemetery in Colorado.  Local arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda. Memorials may be directed to the Officer Christian Fellowship (OCF), PO Box 1177, Englewood, CO 80150; the Building Fund, Independent Baptist Church, Cherry St., Towanda, PA 18848; or to a charity of one's choice in Mike's memory. (TGR, Thursday, October 1, 1992)
 

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