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John D. ASBURY JR., age 39, died Thursday, February 17, 1998 in Exeter Twp., PA.  He was born on December 10, 1958 in Bradshaw, WV, a son of the late John D. Asbury Sr. and Joyce A. (Blevins) Asbury of Gillett, PA.  He was employed for four years in drywall construction, subcontracting from Krammes Drywall.  John was a member of the North American Hunting Club and National Rifle association.  He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Penny L. (Youngers) Asbury; mother, Joyce A. (Blevins) Asbury of Gillett, PA; son, Daniel D. Scott Asbury at home; daughters, Tiffany Ann Marie Asbury at home and Virginia R. Asbury of Gillett, PA; brothers, Ronald W. Asbury of Coopersburg, PA and William L. Asbury of Dallas, PA; sisters, Patricia A. (Rick) Herbert of Roanoke, VA and Alisia S. (Tom) Creveling of Bloomsburg, PA; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his father, John is predeceased by his son, John D. Asbury III.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on February 23 with the Rev. Nathan A. Adams, pastor of the Berrytown Wesleyan Church, officiating and burial to be in the Asbury family cemetery.

Ralph ASSUMPCAO SR., 65, of Gillett, PA, died Saturday, April 1, 2000 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, NY.  He was born September 5, 1934 in Sommerville, New Jersey, the son of the late Carlos and Frieda Hildebrand Assumpcao.  Mr. Assumpcao was a communicant of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bentley Creek, Pa.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.  He is survived byhis wife, Kathy Slater Assumpcao; daughters Janina (Karl) Brounis of Hornby, NY and Debra (Tom) Gruyader of Edison, NJ; sons, Ralph (Karen) Assumpcao Jr. of Bentley Creek, PA, Gary (Nancy) Fitzpatrick of East Millstone, NJ, Thomas Schock and Terry Schock, both of Ulster, PA; 12 grandchildren; brother, Fred (Bette) Assumpcao of Grandy, NC.  Mr. Assumpcao was predeceased by his first wife, Jeannie Assumpcao and mother, Frieda Assumpcao.  Services were hled at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg on April 4 with the rev. Vincent Langan of St. John’s Catholic Church in South Waverly officiating.  Interment was to be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Indiantown Gap, PA.

Robert E. ATWATER,  age 87, died in Melbourne, GL on February 10, 2000.  He was a former resident of Elmira, NY, Gillett and Daggett, PA.  Bob had many ties to this area, graduating form EFA in Elmira.  He worked for the Fuller Brush Co. where he met and courted his wife, Ruth.  They were married June 18, 1942 shortly before he joined the 93rd Seebees Battalion during WWII.  For years he was a heavy equipment operator and owned East Coast Camper Center in Melbourne.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth Dunning Atwater; stepdaughters, JoAnn McNett; daughters, Nancy Lipgens and Bonnie Wilson, Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Diane Lipgens, Brenda Ives, Susan Carstens, Tom Bashore, Ruth Cicconi and Jason McNett.  A memorial service was held February 14, 2000 in Melbourne, FL.

AUMICK Gertrude Louise MCCURDY, 88, of Lemoyne, Cumberland Co., PA died Saturday, October 9, 1999 in Harrisburg Hospital.   She was born April 9, 1911 in Troy, Bradford Co., PA, a daughter of the late Elijah and Cybil Ballard Aumick.  She graduated from Mansfield University and taught school in East Troy for ten years and was a substitute in the west Shore and other local school districts for twenty years before retiring.  Surviving are sons, Edwin L. McCurdy of Warrior, AL and Thomas A. McCurdy with whom she lived; a sister, Marion Darrow of Miami, FL; three grandchildren.  She was the widow of Howard E. McCurdy.  Services were held Thursday, October 14, (2 pm) at the Musselman Funeral Home (324 Hummel Ave., Lemoyne) with her pastor, Rev. Terry Ford, officiating and burial to be in Woodlawn memorial Gardens.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 442 Hummel Ave. , Lemoyne, PA 17043.

Herman C. AYRES, 93, St. Augustine, FL died April 5, 1999 at St. John’s Health Care.  He was born in Troy, PA and had resided in Florida since 1959.  He was the former owner of Pure Oil Company in St. Augustine and he was a farmer in PA.  He moved to St. Augustine after retiring as a cattle farmer.  He was of the Methodist faith.  Survivors include daughters, Waneta Ashley, St. Augustine, Shirley Keller, Wellsburg, NY, Marilyn Dickinson, Corning, NY and Joan Sweat, Green Cove Springs, FL; sons, Larry Ayres, St. Augustine; Richard Ayers, Milan, PA, Ronnie Ayres, East Smithfield, PA and Bob Ayres, Elkton; 24 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife Hazle and children, Mariam, Duane and Carolyn.  Services
will be announced at a later date.  “Troy Gazette-Register,”  Troy, PA  Thursday, April 15, 1999

BAGLEY Beverly A. RIDALL, 56, of Canton, PA died Tuesday afternoon, January 11, 2000 at the Bradford County Manor in west Burlington.  Born January 12, 1943 in Canton, PA she was a daughter of Eloise Thomas Bagley and the late Carlyle Bagley.  She attended Canton schools and graduated with the class of 1961.  Beverly was employed as a bank teller for many years until her retirement.  Mrs. Ridall was the protestant faith and was a member of the canton VFW Auxiliary.  In earlier years, Beverly was an avid bowler.  In addition to her mother, Eloise of Canton, she is survived by her husband earl, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Nicole and Gary Jackson of Roaring Branch, PA, Bonnie and Thomas Calkins IV of Troy, PA and Carolyn and Brian Benninger of Troy; grandchildren, Christopher and Samuel Jackson, Braden and Ethan Calkins, Colby and Clay Benninger; brothers and sister-in-law, Carlyle Bagley Jr. and Roy Bagley, both of Canton, PA and George Dale and Char Bagley of Bellevue, WA; sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Michael Brutzman of Towanda, PA; aunts, Marie Ohm and Ina Mae Bagley, both of Canton and betty Bagley of Williamsport; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held January 14 with the rev. Duane Taylor officiating and interment to be in the Brown Cemetery, Shunk, PA.  Memorials may be directed to the Multiple Sclerosis Society at 175 Pine Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 in Mrs. Ridall’s memory.

BASTION FAMILY REUNION.  Descendants of Calvin and Mary Bastion held their annual Bastion Family Reunion on Sunday, August 4, 2002 at Mt. Pisgah Park.  There were over 90 descendants in attendance representing many of the branches of the family including Babcock, Bastion, Castle, Packard, Saunders, Shepard, Shipman, Smith, Spencer, Strout, Willow, Woodward and Woughter to name a few.  Several states were represented:  Florida, Montana, New York, Nevada and Pennsylvania.  The reunion was opened at about 2:00 pm by president Ginger Jackson with a great barbecue cooked by Ginger Jackson and Sue Bastion and many shared dishes being passed around.  The afternoon was spent enjoying the park pool, sharing of family memories, photos and several craft auctions.  Dan Bastion served as auctioneer this year and did a wonderful job.  One of the major highlights of this reunion was the celebration of the oldest family member turning 90 years old this past April. Lavina Bastion Benjamin was surprised with a large birthday poster card with everyone’s signature on it, a gift certificate and a came.  Note:  Some continued highlights of the reunion not copied for keying in.

Alvie A. BATTERSON, age 75, died of a heart attack Saturday, November 21, 1998 at his home in Allentown, PA.  He is survived by his son, Thomas L. Batterson, 275 Allen Rd., Plattsburg, NY 12901; and a daughter, Diane Hanna, 4550 47th St. W., Apt. 1609, Bradenton, FL 34210’ granddaughters, Kelley Batterson and Jessica Wolf.  He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Batterson, in November 1997.  A private memorial service was to be held in Allentown, PA.

BAXTER Dora Baxter COLE, 82, Alpine, NY died Saturday, September 27, 1997 at the Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, NY.  She was the daughter of Claude and Jennie Baxter of Granville Center.  She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Lewis; son Claude and family, Montour Falls, NY; daughters, Connie and husband Allan Bulkley and Kathy Cleveland and family both of Odessa, NY; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Ellsworth of Burlington.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Chester Baxter.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Louis Jake BELLOWS, 49, of Canton, PA died Friday, October 19, 2000.  Born in Canton on May 4, 1951 he was the eldest of five children born to Lewis and Lila Mattison Bellows.  Although Jake had certain limitations, he always made the best of any situation.  He was employed for many years with the former Swayze Folding Box Co. in Canton and more recently with the Copper Tree Shop in Troy.  He attended the Canton Mennonite Church.  Jake is survived by his mother, Lila, of Canton, PA; brothers, Paul (and Norma) Bellows of Canton RR1, PA and Dale (and Cindy) Bellows of Troy; a sister, Naomi of Moscow, PA; six uncles and cousins; special friends, Dave and Sandy McWilliams.

Clifford Wilmont BERRY died on July 26, 201 at the Leesburg Regional Medical Center, Leesburg, FL.  He was born October 26, 1916 in Berrytown, PA, the son of the late Earle Jay and Jennie Woodard Berry.  He was baptized at the Berrytown Wesleyan Church on November 1, 1916 by Rev. French.  Mr. Berry and his family are descendants of John Jesse (-1675) of Hampton, NH, descendants of Joseph Berry (-1767).  The genealogy was written by the late Dr. Donald Berry and has been recorded in the Library of Congress.  Mr. Berry retired in 1983 from the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. in Horseheads, NY after seven years of service.  He worked five years for Dairylea co. in Elmira Heights, NY and 30 years for Remington Rand in Elmira.  He moved to Wildwood, FL in October of 1983.  Mr. and Mrs. Berry had just observed their 61st wedding anniversary at the time of his death, having been married in a Wellsburg, NY church on July 23, 1940.  He is survived by his wife, Bernice B. Berry, Wildwood, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Jean (Kenneth) Hoose of Gillett, PA; son, Danny P. Berry, Wildwood, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Dale (Martha) Berry, Gillett, PA; three grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; a brother, Marvin (Edith) Berry, Columbia Cross Roads, PA.  He is predeceased by a brother Raymond Berry and a sister, Hattie Stewart, Elmira, NY.  Private funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Ocala, FL.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Berrytown Wesleyan Church.

Russell Robert “Luke” BLISS, age 66, of Tioga, PA died Saturday, September 16, 2000 at the Solders and sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, PA.  Bliss was born September 26, 1933 in Troupsburg, NY.  He was the son of the late Glenn bliss and the late Edith Cady Miles.  He was a retired scientific glass blower in the lamp department of Corning Glass for 35 years, retiring in 1988.  Russell is survived by his wife of 38 years, Leona Shutter Bliss of Tioga, PA; sons, Randy Bliss of Houston, TX, Greg Bliss of Tioga, PA, Gene Bliss and wife Diane of Tioga, PA and Doug Bliss, UT; daughters, Anita (Greg) Butler of Lawrenceville, PA, Russanne (Mike) Naven of Ontario, Canada, Pat (Jerry) Simcoe of Lindley, NY, Sue (Bill) Thompson of Osceola, Pa; a brother, Lee Bliss of Millsboro, DE; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Russell was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.  Private services were to be held with arrangements by the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post #235, Tioga, PA 16946 or to the American Cancer Society, Tioga Society Unit, 5 East Avenue, Wellsboro, PA.

John K. BOUSFIELD, 91, of the Bradford County Manor, Brulington, PA, died Monday July 31, 1995.  He had been a resident of the Manor for 10 years.  Mr. Bousfield was born July 17, 1904 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of Adolph and Marie Vollmer Bousfield.  He was a retired farmer.  He is survived by a step-son, Frederick Ewing of Quakertown, PA and friends, Mary Huff of Quakertown, PA and Gary Malach of Alba, PA  Private services were held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in troy.

Dane Edward BOWERS, age 18, of Canton, PA died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 5, 1998 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Dane was born on November 17, 1979 in York, Pa, a son of Edward I. “Ike” Bowers, Sr. and Denise R. Kershner Bowers.  He was a senior at Troy High school.  Dane was an outstanding athlete and excelled at basketball, baseball and track.  He was a member of the Letterman Club and was on the junior prom court.  Dane was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church.  Dane is survived by his mother and father; sisters, Deanne Bowers of Troy, PA and Resl Kershner of Harrisburg, PA; a brother, Edward “Ike” Bowers Jr. of York, PA;  paternal grandmother, Alice Bowers of York, PA; maternal grandfather, Edward Kershner of Joplin, MO; maternal great-grandmother, Kathryn Willy of Towanda, PA; a niece, Oliva Bowers of York, PA; paternal uncle, wade Bowers of York Pa; maternal uncle, Douglas Thomas of Spencer, NY; maternal aunt, Kim Long of Towanda, PA; maternal gret aunts and uncles, Linda and Ronald Willy of Monroeton, PA, Calvin and Linda Willy of Towanda; cousins, Albert Bowers of York, PA, Wade H. Bowers, V. Alice Marrero of Austin, TX, Stephen Bowers of New York, NY; numerous other cousins.  Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 8 from 6 to 9 pm at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy and also on Thursday, April 9 from 10-10:30 at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Cantonn (E. Union at No. Minnequa Ave.)  with funeral services there at 11 am.  The Rev. David B. Morris and the Rev. Thomas Blackall will officiate.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Dane Bowers Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Troy High School, 250 High St., Troy, PA 16947.

Robert James BRIDGMAN, age 68, of Mansfield, PA, died Friday, October 6, 2000 at Robert Packer, Sayre, PA.  He was born July 29, 1932 in Allegan, MI, the son of the late Row William and Eva (Claire) Bridgman.  After serving in the US Army during the  Korean Conflict, he taught mathematics at Eastern Michigan University and then served as a professor of mathematics at Mansfield University for thirty years until his retirement in 1992.  Since his retirement, he has tutored many university students in mathematics.  Robert was a strong supporter of athletics at MU; he was active in the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield and also formerly at the United Methodist Church.  He and his wife had served on the board for the food pantry of Mansfield and on the board of the Laurel Mountains Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Earlene Bridgman, also of Mansfield; son, Jeff R. Bridgeman and his son’s fiancé, Kimberly Rosenberg, both of Dillsburg, PA; aunt, Sally Gibson of Allegan, MI; cousin, Sue Canfield of Orange County, CA; numerous friends.  Memorial services were to be held October 14 at 4 pm at the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, corner of Wellsboro and Academy Sts., with the Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Thomas officiating.  Arrangements were by the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the PSPCA Wellsboro Shelter, RR 7, Box 226, Wellsboro, PA 16901; the Farm Sanctuary, PO Box 150, Watkins Glen, NY; or to the Mansfield University Department of Athletics General Fund, Mansfield, PA 16933.

John H. BREINING SR., 77, of Columbia Cross Roads Rr 3, PA died Saturday, August 5, 2000.  He was born April 7, 1923 in Quiggleville, PA to Howard C. Breining and Louise F. Uytterlinde.  He had been employed by the wheel Inn in Roaring branch and was an insurance agent, retiring from Allstate in 1988 after 38 years of service.  He was a member of the troy American Legion, the Troy Lions Club and Ivy Lodge No. 397 F&AM, 32nd degree, Williamsport.  He was a veteran of World War II having served with the Army Air Corps.  He is survived by his son, John H. Breining Jr. of Stroudsburg, PA; his companion, Greta I. Spangler of…..grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by …..Sherwood, 1979; a daughter, ……and two sisters.  Funeral services were held ….Confer Funeral Home in Willia… officiating and interment to be …..cemetery, Cogan Station.  Ma….funeral home.   Note:  The above column was not complete. …. Represent missing letters and or words.

Emma Rebecca BROWER, age 15 months of RR 3, Troy, PA, died on January 28, 2000 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA.  Emma is survived by her parents, Reverend Mark and Susan Brower, Reverend Brower is pastor of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church, the east Troy UMC and the West Burlington UMC.  Emma is also survived by her brother, Eric S. Dillman at home; sister , Anna Catherine Brower, at home; maternal grandfather, Robert Bruce of Port Royal, PA and the late Helen Bruce; paternal grandparents, Marlin and Dolores Brower of Lewiston, PA; 14 aunts and uncles; 19 cousins.  Funeral services were held at the McVeytown United Methodist Church on February 5 with the Reverend Marian Hartman and Reverend James T. Dawes officiating.  Interment was to be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown, PA.  There is a memorial service planned at the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church; calling hours are Saturday, February 5 from 11 am to 1 pm m with a memorial service to follow at 1 pm with the rev. Allen Hulslander and rev. James T. Dawes officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorials may be directed to the Endless Mountains Mission Center, c/o Rev. James Taylor, RR 2, Box 221, Canton, PA 17724.

Agnes Belle BROWN, 81, a life-long resident of Fox Township in Sullivan County died July 9, 2000.  Born on her parents’ Fox Township farm on July 8, 1919she was one of eight children in the family of Lester and Elnora (Caseman) brown.  Agnes was a charter member of the Endless Winds Fire Co.  Agnes is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ellis Brown, at home; sons, Roland (Neda) Brown of Shunk, PA, Harry (Dianna) Brown of Forksville RR 1, Glenn Brown and friend Ina Capwell of Sugar Run, PA and Jerrod (Marilyn) Brown of Forksville RR 1; daughter, Ethel (Albert) Krise of Leroy; sisters, Josephine (Kenneth) Fitzwater of Canton, PA; Myrtle (Harmon) Morgan of Gillett; two sisters-in-law; 17 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters; and a granddaughter, Kim.  Funeral services were held July 13 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Herbert Eby officiating and interment to be in the Brown Cemetery, Shunk, PA.  Contributions in Agnes memory may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848

Lyell Keith BROWN, 76, of Sebring, FL and formerly of Troy, PA, died December 7, 1999.  He was born in Liberty, PA and served in the US Air Force during WW II.  He was a self-employed carpenter and was the owner and operator of The William Penn Restaurant in Troy. Mr. Brown was a member of the Lions Club.  He is survived by friend, Jackie Joralemon of Sebring, FL; daughters, Sandra Scott of Kamas, Utah, Phoebe L. Brown, Palm Beach Garden, FL; son, Randoph Brown of Troy, PA; brother, Dr. L. W. Brown of Troy, PA; sister, Dorothy Aguais of Cardiff by the Sea, CA; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.  A memorial will be held at Troy, PA at a later date.  Services were entrusted to Stephenson Nelson Funeral Home in Sebring, FL.

BROWN  Dr. L. W. Brown, major influence in area affairs and founder of TCH, passes away at the age of 86.  Dr. Lawrence William BROWN, 86. of Troy, PA, died on Monday, June 11, 2001 at home.  He was born on July 14, 1914 in Arnot, PA, a son of the late Albert L. and Lula Werline (Winger) Brown.  Dr. Brown was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy.  He was a graduate of Troy High School, the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He was a physician with a family practice for over 42 years and was the founder of Troy Community Hospital in 1950.  For several years Dr. Brown was a physician at the Bradford County Manor.  He was the team physician for Troy High School sports and was always at the sidelines at THS football games.  Dr. Brown was a fellow and lifetime member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.  He was board certified in general surgery and was a member of the American Osteopathic Association.  Dr. Brown was a 60-year member of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association.  He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society and the Pennsylvania General Practitioners Society.  Dr. Brown served as an examiner of the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.  He was a founding member of the Armenia Debating Society.  Dr. Brown was a member of the Wheel Inn Club and the Troy American Legion Post #49.  He was a member of the Trojan Masonic Lodge #306 F & AM and the Williamsport Consistory.  Dr. Brown was a member of the American Walking Horse Association and the National Rifle Association.  Dr. Brown enjoyed hunting, boats and sailing, trap shooting, horses, fresh water fishing and snowmobiling.  He enjoyed dancing and listening to organ music.  Dr. Brown was an excellent cook who was known for his pork sandwiches at the Armenia Debating Society.  Dr. Brown’s life was based on the idea that unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greater sources of happiness.  (Pomeroy) Brown of Troy, PA; sons, Dr. William (Sharon) Brown of Harrisburg, PA and Pete Brown of Marion, MA; daughters, Betsy (Dr. Raymond) Seeley of Troy, PA and Becky (Rob) Reider of LaPorte, IN; grandchildren, Alex, Cate, William, Stacey, Kristin, Scott, Michael, Mark and Brian; sister, Dorthy Aguais of Cardiff by the Sea, CA; several nieces and nephews.  Dr. Brown is predeceased by his brothers, Lyell Brown and Cecil Brown.  Private services were held at the convenience of the family with arrangements by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorial contributions in Dr. Brown’s name may be directed to Troy Community Hospital, 100 John Street, Troy, PA 16947 or the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, c/o Annis Gustin, 121 West Main Street, Troy 16947.  Special heartfelt thanks to all of Dr. Brown’s caregivers.

BUCKLEY Lawrence Lynn "Buck" Age 53 of 400 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY died on Saturday April 22, 2006 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Larry was born July 20, 1952 in Bath, NY the son of the late Milford and Arlene Hough Buckley. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 1970. Larry was a Veteran serving his Country with the U.S. Air Force from 1973 - 1979 during the Vietnam War. He was also a graduate of Corning Community College and Mid-Western University in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was a retired Medical Lab Technician at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Larry is survived by his brother: Delbert Buckley of Lindley, NY; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of caring friends including a special aunt and caregiver, Linda Webster. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday April 24, 2006 from 2-4 PM. Larry's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4 PM with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment in Nondaga Cemetery in Bath, NY at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Larry through memorials to The Falck Cancer Center 600 Roe Avenue Elmira, NY 14905. Interment in Nondaga Cemetery in Bath, NY at the convenience of the family. The family would like to give a special thank you  to the staff of 4-D at the Arnot Ogden as well as Dr. Rose Byland and the staff at The Falck Cancer Center.

BURNEY Virginia Lou COLE, age 67, of Hot Springs Village, AK, died Friday, September 11, 1998 in Hot Springs hospital.  She was born October 16, 1930 in New York City, NY the daughter of William Shelley and Harriet Miller Burney.  She was a retired elembentary school teacher having taught in several states and in Japan and the Philippines.  She was a member of the DeSoto dancers, Country Two Steppers, Village Ballroom, Hot Springs Audubon Society, Village Genealogy Society and a charter member of the Balboa Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband, Edgar E. (Ned) Cole; sons, Craig Warner Cole of Portland, OR and Alan Ross Cole of Denton, TX; a daughter, Lezlie Cole Crosswhite of North Potomac, MD; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Memorial services were held September 15 at the Balboa Baptist Church with Dr. Kenny Moore officiating.  Memorials may be made to the Balboa Baptist Church Building Fund, Hot Springs Village Audubon Society and the Nature Conservancy

BURRIS The Rev. Lisa A. CALHOUN, 35, of East Canton, PA, formerly of Bellefonte, PA died Friday, October 1, 1999 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  She was born February 11, 1964 in Lock Haven, PA, the daughter of Evan U. and Miriam J. Aley Burris of Bellefonte.  She was a 1992 graduate of the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH.   She was a United Methodist minister, her pastorates including the East Canton Charge.  She is survived by her parents in Bellefonte; her husband, Lon W.Calhoun of East Canton; a sister and three brothers.  Funeral services were held October 5 in Howard, PA with burial to be in Schenck’s Cemetery, Howard Township.  Arrangements were by the W. Robert Neff Funeral Home in Howard.  The family requests that memorial donations be directed to the east Canton Mission Fund, RR 1, Box 73, Canton, PA 17724.

Frances C. BUSHWAY, 79, of Gillett, PA formerly of Brooklyn, NY died Thursday, June 24, 1999 at her home.  She was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY.  She is survived by daughters, Mary (Devon) Brock of PA, Gail (Robert) Mahoney of NJ and Louise (Carl) Flickinger of NY; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, John K. Bushway, in 1978.  A memorial mass was celebrated on June 26 by St. Mary Our Mother with the Rev. Thomas Burr as celebrant and interment to be in their cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira.  Memorials should be directed to South Creek Volunteer Ambulance, c/o June Vandemark, PO Box 63, Gillett, PA 16925. Troy Gazette-Register,  Troy, PA  Thursday, July 1, 1999

BUSSAR Maria Emma BYRO, 77, West Burlington, PA, died Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Maria was born April 10, 1920 in the town of Essen am Ruhr, Germany to Peter and Franciska (Kleinschmidt) Bussar.  She married Thomas byro, Hungary, in 1947 and emigrated to the America after the war, to the New York City, northern New Jersey area.  Being a registered nurse, she co ntinued her nursing practice there.  About 10 years ago they moved to West Burlington Township. She was a past member of the New Jersey Registered Nurses association.  She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Thomas Byro, at home; sons, Thomas Jr. of Carlisle, PA and Michael (Laurie) Byro of New Jersey; three grandchildren.  There were no public calling hours or services or services.  Those wishing may contribute in her name to the charity of one’s choice.

James BUTCHER, 56, OF Granville, PA, died Thursday, May 11, 2000 at the hospice division of the Community Medical Center in Scranton after a courageous battle with cancer.  A lifelong Bradford County resident he was born in the Troy Community Hospital on March 28, 1944, one of five children in the family of Harry and Margaret (Schofield) Butcher.  His first love was dairy farming; he was also employed as a free cutter, at truck driver hauling oversized cargo, by Rochester Gas and Electric and American LaFrance in Elmira;  He enjoyed old style stone boat tractor pulls and was a NASCAR enthusiast.  He attended the Granville Church of Christ.  Jim is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Beatrice Barrett, at home; his parents, Harry and Margaret Butcher; sons, James “Bub” (and fiancée Debby Calman), Brad (and Marika), all of Granville Summit and Dan (and Holly) of Washington, NJ; a daughter, Sherri (and fiancé Chuck Benjamin) of Towanda; brothers Ron (Bea) of Horseheads, NY and Gary (Esther) and Dale (Ida) of Granville Summit; a sister, Virginia Ward of Granville Summit; nine grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; close friend, Carlyle Johnston of Granville summit.  He was preceded in death by a grandson Josh Butcher, in 1995.  Funeral services were held May 15 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with interment to be at the convenience of the family.  Memorials in Jim’s name may be made in the American Cancer Society.

CADY Sylvia C. BENNETT, 85, of Monroeton, PA, formerly of Montrose, PA, died Thursday, August 17, 1995 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA.  She was born in Scranton, PA the daughter of the late William H. and Ruth A. (Foust) Cady.  She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Earnest G. Bennett, Monroeton; sons, Van Karl Ball, NV, Paul Richard Ball of CA, David Lawence Bennett, CA, Ernest William Bennett, SC; daughters, Barbara May Cudo, Montrose, Joyce Sylvia Ball, CA and Sally Ann Miller, Troy, PA; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; three sisters and three brothers; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held August 21 at the Bartron Funeral Home in Montrose with Pastor Brad Smith of Leona officiating.  Interment will be in East Bridgewater Cemetery, Susquehanna County

CALLEN Donald Merritt Callen Sr., 81, formerly of Granville Summit, PA, died recently.  After graduating from Troy High School, he went to Wayne State University, MI.  He is survived by his sons, Donald Merritt Callen Jr., Glendale, AZ and Dennis Samuel Callen of Florida; four graddaughters and a step-grandson; his twin sister, Doris Callen Judson (737 Huckleberry Lane, Terrytown, LA 17756-5223).  He will be interred beside his wife Virginia in Flushing, MI.  She predeceased her husband several years ago.  Troy Gazette-Register, Troy, PA - Thursday, October 23, 1997

Robert E. CAMPBELL, 66, of Mainesburg, PA died Sunday, September 28, 1997 at home.  Robert was a retired United States Marine Corps decorated veteran staff sergeant who served in many different areas of the world including Vietnam three times. He was a member of Post No. 49 Troy, American Legion and he loved to fish.  He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Bobby Griffin of Ithaca, NY; son, Robert Campbell (Todd Herron) of Ithaca; daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Floyd Franz of Rome, NY; daughter, Carol Crandle (Scott Staudt) of Mainesburg, PA; two sisters and three brothers.  Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on October 1 (10 am) with the Rev. Howard Hunt officiating and interment to be in Restvale Cemetery, Seneca Falls, NY with Full US Marine Corps honors.

CAMPBELL Shirley L. EVANS, 68, died at Hornell Gardens Nursing Home in Hornell, NY on December 30, 1999.  She was born in Troy, PA on March 15, 1931, a daughter of John and Grace Wood Campbell.  Shirley was a graduate of Troy High School.  She was a homemaker and was the founder of the Addison Service Center in 1971; she was also manager for a number of years.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Addison Fire Department.  She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Henry, Hornell; a son, David (Violet) Evans of Alfred Station; sisters, Thalia Morgan of Mansfield, PA and Dorothy Turner of Troy, PA; brothers, Floyd (Ava) Campbell of Painted Post, NY and Earl (Trudy) Campbell of Orangevale, CA; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the Flint Funeral Home in Addison with Rev. Sandra Olmstead officiating and burial to be in Addison Rural Cemetery, Addison, NY.

Warren Edson CARNRIGHT JR., 73, of Old Town, FL formerly of the Troy area in PA, died April 18, 1999.  He was born on August 28, 1926.  Warren worked as an iron worker for 37 years.  He was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and served as an elder in several congregations.  Warren and his wife Joyce moved to Florida in June of 1986.  Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Joyce Carnright; sons, David Carnright of Clarks Summit and Warren Carnright Ht. of Old Town FL; daughters, Marilyn Sine of Old Town, Anita Resser of Old Town and Faye Cochran of Georgia; seven grandsons eight granddaughters and a great-granddaughter; a brother, Donald Carnright of Washington State; sisters, Wilma Schucker, Hazel Brooks, Virginia Carnright, Joyce Phippin and Connie Solomon, all of PA.  Memorial services will be held in Towanda at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s witnesses on April 23 with brother Steve Chant presiding over the service. “Troy Gazette-Register,”  Troy, PA  Thursday, April 29, 1999

Vincent Donato CARSCCIOLO, 37, of Sylvania, PA died Sunday, July 9, 1995 at his home.  Vincent was born May 9, 1958 in Altoona, PA and attended the Adult Day Treatment Center in Troy, PA.  He enjoyed sports, collecting racing memorabilia, politics and possessed many friends.  He is survived by his parents, Ann Walters DeHass and Joseph F. DeHass, at home; a sister, Lynn Marie Rogers of State College, Pa; a sister and brother-in-law, Heather Regina and Andrew Austin of Colorado Springs, CO; brothers, Joseph Daniel Caracciolo and Patrick Francis DeHass of Sylvania; brother and sister-in-law Christopher Joseph and Nancy DeHaas of Dowingtown, PA; maternal grandmother, Mary Walters of Altoona; paternal grandmother, Esther Aurandt of Holidaysburg, PA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; very close friends, Teri Stanley of State College, PA and Pauline Smith of Sylvania.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 15 (11 am) at the Church of Christ in Sylvania with the rev. George W. Ogden Jr. officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947 or to the Adult Day Care Treatment Center, 531 Elmira St., Troy, PA 16947 in Vincent Danato Caracciolo’s memory.

CASEMAN Eva G. HOOVER, 68, of New Albany, PA died Saturday, December 16, 1995 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Eva was born February 16, 1927 in Shunk, PA, a daughter of the late Floyd G. and Leutta E. Brown Caseman.  She graduated from Estella High School, a member of the class of 1945.  She worked for over 10 years at the former leather factory in Troy.  She and her husband Tom lived in Lopez most of their lives, later moved to Dushore for several years and have lived in New Albany for the past five years.  Eva was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Dushore.  Surviving are her husband of 43 years, James Thomas Hoover, at home; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry D. Hoover of Durrell, Garry T. and Terri Hoover of Dushore, Floyd W. and Connie Hoover of Dushore and Brian J. and Sally Hoover of Mount Joy, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and James Magee of New Albany, Rose and Gene Burgess of Burlington and Reah and Larry Goulding of Hummelstown, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Nelson and Adelle Caseman of Columbia Cross Roads and Richard and Eloise Caseman of Shunk; sisters and brothers-in-law, Vera and Ray O’Brian of Cogan Station, PA, Phyllis and Darwin Higley of Shunk and Alice and Donald Bown of  Okeechobee, FL; sister-in-law, Emma Caseman of Shunk; 13 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother, Harold Caseman, in 1983 and a sister, Helen Brown, in 1982.  Funeral services were held December 19 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Dushore with the Rev. Robert W. Brown officiating and interment to be in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore.  Arrangements were by the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home in Dushore.  Memorials maybe directed to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 1016, Dushore, PA 18614.

CASHMAN Beverly Ann BOLT, Mansfield, PA, died Friday, August 3, 2001 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, PA.  She was born in Newark, NJ January 10, 1936 to Lawrence and Marguerite Whitfield Cashman.  She was a member of Holy Child Roman Catholic Church.  She is survived by her husband, Lewis, at home; sons, Daniel and Robert (Rosemary) all of Roseville, PA; daughter, Susan (John) Wales of Troy, PA; six grandchildren; brother, George; brothers-in-law, Glenn (Darla) Bolt of Elmira, NY and John (Sandy) Bolt of Millerton, PA; special friends, Clare Schulzki of Colorado, Alene York of Roseville and Joyce Vanderventer of Elmira; nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brother, Billy; sisters, Doris and Mary Lou.  A celebration of her life will be held at the home of her daughter, 265 Elmira St. in Troy, on August 12 from 3 to 5 pm.  Professional services were entrusted to the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton.

CEASE  Helen C. (Cease) NARES, 86, a long time resident of Troy, PA died October 20, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  She was born in Fassett, PA on August 8, 1916, the daughter of the late L. Snyder and Emma Carpenter Cease.  Helen is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Walter (Rae Ann) Lammy Kakretz Jr. of Elmira Heights, NY; granddaughters, Michelle Kakretz and her fiancé Bryan malone, Denise Kakretz Carson and her husband James Carson; sister-in-law, JoAnn Kunh of Annapolis, MD; several nieces and nephews.  She had many friends and neighbors.  Private services were to be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, PA.  Donations may be made to the Mountain Lake Association, a place she loved dearly, and directed to JoAnn Zacharias, RR 1, Granville Summit, PA 16926.

Ralph H. CHAPMAN JR., 58, of Canton RR 3, PA died October 29, 2002 at his residence.  Born in Williamsport, PA on August 21, 1944, he was the son of Ralph H. and Sarah Henry Chapman Sr.  Mr. Chapman was a self-employed logger.  Surviving besides his father of Troy, PA and his mother of Williamsport, PA are sons, Ralph H. III, John W. and Russell I., all of Canton, PA; daughters, Penny Ann (Sam) Palmer and Geraldine (Pumpkin) Chapman, both of Canton, PA; brothers, Steve (Debbie) with whom he resided, Thomas (Ginger) of Troy, PA and Jack of Williamsport; sisters, Sandra Walters of Jersey Shore, PA.  Debbie DelJonavon of Williamsport and Edna Lucas of Linden, PA; three step-children; six grandchildren and six step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by brothers, John and James, and a sister Barbara Chapman.  Funeral services were held November 2 at Spitler Funeral Home in Montoursville, PA with burial to be in Barbours Cemetery, Plunketts Creek Twp.

Walter D. CHESBRO, 92, died Monday, January 4, 1999 at Elcor Health Services, Elmira, NY.  He is survived by his son, David Chesbro of Corning, NY; daughter, Romaine (Walter) Oldroyd of Gillett, PA.  He was predeceased by his wife, Constance B. (Rickert) Chesbro.  Funeral services were held January 6 at the Carpenter Funeral Home in Corning.  Contributions may be directed to The Hand & Hand Methodist Church, 390 Warnick Street, Elmira, NY 14901.  “Troy Gazette-Register,”  Troy, PA  Thursday, January 7, 1999

Betty CHRISTO, 65, of 190 W. Main St., Troy, PA died unexpectedly on Friday, November 10, 1995 at Troy Community Hospital.  She was born on October 17, 1930, daughter of the late Thomas and Garfalia Christo.  She was a resident of Martha Lloyd Community Services in Troy since 1982.  She was a member of the choir and loved to sing, especially, “The Lord’s Prayer”.  She is survived by a sister, Helen; a sister-in-law, Martha; a brother, Nicholas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins, all of Maryland.  She was predeceased by a brother, John and sister, Stella.  Services were held in Annapolis, MD on November 14.  A memorial service was to be held at Martha Lloyd Community services on Wednesday, November 15 (2 pm) in the auditorium.  Donations may be made to the Martha Lloyd Special Fund, 190 W. Main ST., Troy, PA 16947.

William Walter “Bill” CLARKE JR., 83, died Tuesday, august 29, 2000 at home.  Walter was recovering at his Canton, PA residence after a protracted illness.  Born 15, 1917 in Latrobe, PA, he was one of six children in the family of Walter William and Alice (Hale) Clarke.  Known to his friends as Bill or “W.W.” he attended the schools of Latrobe and later Penn State, receiving a degree in  agricultural education.  He was a World War II veteran, serving in the US Army.  When he returned home from the war he worked with the Penn State extension Service as a beekeeping specialist.  He retired in 1974 after three decades of service and relocated to the Canton area.  Bill served in the Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance to help beekeepers in developing nations.  His wife Bess traveled with him, serving as photographer.  He was very active in the Canton community, serving as a member of the borough council.  He was a Past Master of Canton Lodge No. 415 F&AM and a member of the Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association.  He and his wife were instrumental in establishing the Apple and Cheese Festival.  He was an active member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish.  Bill is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Bess Treager Clarke; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Jerry Wettstone of state College, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey Hale and Peggy Lawler Clarke of Canton; brother and sister-in-law, Herbert Hl and Jane Clarke of Latrobe; grandchildren and their spouses, Janine Wettstone and Hugh McPherson, Jonathan Roy Wettstone and Cynthia Lynn Clarke.  Funeral services were conducted September 2 at the Canton Ecumenical Parish with the Rev. Nancy Goff officiating, Canton Lodge No. 415 held a Masonic service.  Memorial services were also held at the Frank Chapel, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in state College, PA with the Rev. tom Jacobs officiating on September 5.  Contributions in Bill’s memory may be directed to the Canton Ecumenical Parish, 43 N. Center St., Canton, PA 17724 or the Memorial Hospice Program, I Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848.

Frank Marshall COLE, 87, of Canton, PA died at his home on Tuesday, September 10, 2002.  Born April 17, 1915 in East Troy, PA Marshall was the son of the Late Frank and Bessie (VanHorn) Cole.  He graduated from Troy High School in 1931 and was employed by the US Postal Service in Endicott, NY for many years until his retirement in 1977.  In earlier years he owned and operated a dairy farm in the Granville area.  Mr. Cole was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church and the Endicott Masonic Lodge.  Surviving are his wife of 13 year, Ethel Hicks Cole, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Clarence Baxter of Wellsboro, PA.  Barbara and Jule Putnam of Troy and Virginia VanNoy of Niles, OH; sons and daughters-in-law, M. Dean Cole of Kendall, NY, William “Bill” and Kathy Cole of Troy, PA, Gary and Mary Cole of Endicott, NY and Rick Cole of Tiburon, CA; 27 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eldon Cole of East Troy, PA and Earl and Phyllis Cole of Milan, PA; sister, Bernice Lewis of Towanda, PA; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Cole was predeceased by brothers, Maxwell and Wilson Cole.  Funeral services were held September 14 at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in the Riverside Cemetery, Endicott, NY.  Memorials in Mr. Cole’s name may be directed to the East Troy Baptist Church, PO Box 21, Troy, PA 16947 or to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.

Lynn Edward COPP, 51, Painted Post, NY died Monday, February 2, 1998 unexpectedly at home of a heart attack.  Mr. Copp was born July 23, 1946 in Corning, NY, the son of Clyde and Marion Krum Copp.  He was a 1965 graduate of Corning West High school, a 1967 graduate of the former Williamsport Area community College and also received a bachelors of Science in electrical Engineering Technology form RIT in 1982.  Mr. Copp was employed by NYSEG for 24 years.  He was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Corning.  Mr. Copp is survived by his wife of 30 years, Martha Bohlayer Copp; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Michael Zahradka of Painted Post; son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Maureen Copp of Corning; mother, Marious Copp of Corning; brother and sister-in=law, Stephen and Laura Copp of Bath; sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Alan Beaty of Painted Post; sister, Pamela Copp of Corning; grandson, Kyle Zahradka of Painted Post; mother=in-law, Florence Bohlayer of troy, PA; sister-in-law, Marilyn Bohlayer of Troy, PA; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at Carpenter’s Funeral Home in Corning on February 5 with the Rev. Johanna Barrett officiating and interment to be in Seaman’s Cemetery.  Donations in Mr. Copp’s memory may be directed to Adoption Arc. Inc., 4701 Pine St. 3-7, Philadelphia, PA 19143.

COWDEN Ruth Eleanor BAILEY, age 69, Columbus, OH died at the mt. carmel east Hospital in Columbus on May 27, 1998 after a short illness.  She was a former title clerk at Columbus fair Auto Auction, past officer and current treasurer of Hamilton Meadows Civic Association, 28-year member of the MA & PA bowling league, member of both the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 and VFW Auxiliary Post #8675 in Troy, PA.  She attended Walnut Hill United Methodist Church in Columbus.  She is survived by her husband, Maxwell E. Bailey (5040 Meadowbrook Drive, Columbus, OH 43207); two daughters and three sons; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Louise Brown, Avis, PA; sister-in-law, Shirley Cowden, Williamsport, PA; brothers-in-law and wives, Harlan and Dawn Bailey of Casper, WY, James and Marge Crandle, Troy, PA; sisters-in-law and husbands, Gloria and Gerald Ripley, Troy, PA and Jenny Lou and Robert Mintz of Pass Christian, MS.  Services were conducted at the Myers Funeral Home in Groveport, OH with the Rev. Tom Knauff officiating and interment to be in Obetz Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 900 Michigan Ave., Columbus, OH 43215.

COWEN E.B. Cowen of Covington, a victim of last Tuesday’s Storm.  Mr. Edward B. Cowan a prominent, Tioga Valley citizen, was struck by lightning late last week, Tuesday afternoon, at his home near Covington.  Mr. Cowan and his son-in-law, James Frost, were working in a field near the farm house, when the storm came up and both went to the barn to do some work.  Mr. Cowan’s son, Fred, joined them there.  A bolt of lightning struck the roof and passed down to Mr. Cowan killing him instantly. The others were badly shocked, but not seriously injured.  Dr. Gaskill of Covington and Dr. Wood of Mansfield were summoned by there was nothing they could do.  Deceased is survived by his wife and 4 children- Mrs. Sadie Frost, Misses Betha and Daisy and Fred Cowan.  The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home, and at 2 o’clock at the church of Christ.  Mr. Cowan was an exemplary and public spirited citizen and his death is mourned by a host of friends.

Malcolm Biddle CRANDALL, 85, formerly of Williamsport, PA died Saturday, April 22, 2000 at Rose View Center, Williamsport.  Born May 26, 1914 in Williamsport, PA he was a son of Blythe Lee and Hannah Biddle Crandall.  He retired as a bricklayer and business agent with the Bricklayers Local No. 19; he served on the DuBoistown Borough Council for 20 years.  He was a member of the Fist Church of Christ (Disciples), Williamsport, the National Rifle Association and Trout Unlimited.  He is survived by daughters, Ann C. Powley of Harrisburg, PA and Gail C. Davis of Garner, NC; a son, Craig A. of South Williamsport, PA; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter.  He was predeceased by his wife, the former T. Kathryn Marshall, in 1983; sisters, Doris Applegate and Charlotte Crandall.  Funeral services were held April 26 (11 am) at Noll’s,  E. Central Ave., South Williamsport, PA, with his pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Weiss officiating and burial to be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, PA.

Robert C. CROTZER, age 67, of Granville Summit, PA died Wednesday, August 12, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He was born October 20, 1930 in Morgantown, WV, the son of the late Clyde and Laura (Launtz) Crotzer.  Robert was a member of the Canton Mennonite Church.  He was also a member of the Canton Moose and the Troy Ambulance Association.  Robert was a veteran of the US Air Force..  He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Linda (Anderson) Crotzer at home; sons, David Crotzer of Nashua, NH, Robert Cortzer of Millertown, NJ, Diane (David) Creveling of Stewartsville, NJ, Kimberly Golen of Youngstown, OH, Rhiannon (Andrew) Hogan of Binghamton, NY; grandchildren, Christina, Robert, Randy, Alex and Kyler; brother, Tom (Gerry) Black of Deleon Springs, FL several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services were held at the Canton Mennonite Church on August 17 with Pastor Douglas Graybill officiating.  Arrangements are being handled by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Contributions may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947 or the Canton Mennonite Church, PO Box 43, Canton, PA 17724.

Robert W. DAWICKI, age 55, of Troy, PA died at his residence on January 4, 1999.  He was born in Philadelphia, PA on September 14, 1943, a son of Walter and Julia (Gross) Dawicki.  Robert was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving as an electrician’s mate master chief in the US Coast Guard.   After retiring from 20 years in the Coast Guard in 1983 he went to Oregon and received a degree in farm management.  Robert attended st. Aloysius Catholic Church in Ralston.  He was a member of troy American Legion Post #49 and was very active in the Canton AA group.  Robert is survived by his wife, Margaret “Liz” (Yorke) Dawicki at home; mother, Julia Dawicki of Croyden, PA; daughter, E’chelle Stramiello of Beaverton, OR; stepson, Jay Hall of Washington, DC; step-daughters, JoAnn Hall of Lowman, NY; Peggy Hall of Washington, DC; two grandchildren; brothers, Francis (Anna) Dawicki of Penndel, PA, David Dawicki of Morristown, PA; sisters, Irene (Homer) Woods of Canton, Pa, Julia Lukin of Doylestown, PA, Mary Ann Hermann of Hatboro, PA, Therese (David) Hankins of Newportville, PA; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father, Walter Dawicki..   A memorial mass was held January 16 at St. John’s Catholic church in Troy with Father Bert S. Kozen officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Troy or the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Nicholas (Nick) A. DELAURO JR., age 66, of Troy, PA died on November 30, 1999 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA.  He was born on December 4, 1932 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Nicholas A. DeLauro St. and Mary A. (Tacka) DeLauro.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.  Nick was employed as a sales manager for VanDyne Oil Company for 23 years.  He was a former member and past commander of the Troy American Legion Post #49.  Nick was also a former zoning officer for Troy Boro for many years.  Nick is survived by his mother, Mary A. (Lou) Fadale of Elmira, NY; his wife of 41 years, Carole C. Crocker DeLauro of Troy, PA; daughter, Disa DeLauro of Granville Smt., PA; sons, Matthew T. DeLauro of Austinville, PA and Mark J. DeLauro of Troy, PA; grandchildren, Brendan Morse, Ross DeLauro and Erin DeLauro; sisters, Victoria (Art) Shafer of Horseheads, NY and Ann Sherwood of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews and nieces.  Nick was predeceased by his father in 1959.  Funeral services were held December 3 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber and the very Rev. Bert S. Kozen officiating and private interment.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Allen F. Pierce Free Library, 115 Center Street, Troy, PA 16947.

Russell C. DIBBLE SR., 75, of Canton RR , PA died at home (Oct. 14, 1998) after a long illness.  Born in South Bound Brook, NJ on January, 1925, he was the son of Joseph Hall Dibble and Anna Trautman Dibble.  He was a Amy veteran of World War II and was employed by Cita Pharmaceuticals of Summit, NJ as a toxicologist.  In 197?, he and his family moved to canton where he was employed at Valvair (Schrader-Bellows), then substitute teaching, first at Troy High School and later Canton High School.  He retired in 1985 as his health declined.  He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ruth at home; his daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Paul Shaffer of wiliamsport; his son and daughter-in-olaw, Russell Jr. “Rusty” and Dawn Dibble of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; grandchildren, Jamie and Thad Dibble and Zachery and Corinne Shaffer; brothers, Norman and sister-in-law, Lucille Dibble of Yardley, PA; and nieces, Susan Muncy and Barbara Heisler and their families.  A private service and committal will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton.  Memorials in Mr. Dibble’s name may be directed to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 195 Elmira St., Troy, PA 16947.

William E. DIXON, age 83, of Troy RR 3, PA died May 28, 2000 at the Skilled Nursing care Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA.  Mr. Dixon was born December 20, 1916 in Towanda, PA, a son of James and Clair (Wolfe) Dixon.  He was a World War II US Army veteran and a former member of the Troy VFW.  He retired from GTE Sylvania after 32 years of service.  Prior to his employment with GTE worked for Towanda Wholesale.  Mr. Dixon is survived by a son, Robert E. Dixon of Towanda, grandchildren, William and Melissa Dixon and Walter Dixon, a great-grandson, Phillip Dixon; sisters, Ruth (Francis) Boyles of Milan, PA and Eva Dorsett of Muncy, PA and a former daughter-in-law, Sharon and Alan Joiner of Troy, PA.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Newman Dixon; a son, William R. Dixon; brothers, Jim, Freeman Dick and Charlie Dixon; sisters, Mabel Underwood and Helen Barnes.  Services were held May 31 (2 pm) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Skilled care Unit at Memorial Hospital, c/o Colleen Sheets, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848.

DRAKE Memorial services for Evelyn “Duckie” Drake HORANIC, she died December 8, 1996, will be held Saturday, May 17, 1997 at the Baptist Church in Bentley Creek, PA at 11 am.  Evelyn (Duckie) was a graduate of Troy High School Class of 1936.

DUNBAR Eileen SIMMONS, 56, Corry, PA died Friday, may 12, 2000 at her residence.  Mrs. Simmons was born March 9, 1944 in Erie, PA a daughter of the late Orrin and Beatrice Sterling Dunbar.  Mrs. Simmons earned her master’s degree and taught in Dorry School District for nine years.  For 15 years, she was a broker and owner of Eileen Simmons Realty in Corry.  She was very active in community.  Her earlier years were spent on her grandfather’s farm in east Troy.  She spent time in later years with her aunt on Armenia Mountain Eileen was secretary treasurer of the Dunbar family reunion and was a frequent visitor to the troy area.  Survivors include her husband of 30 years, David G. Simmons (13600 West Smith St., Corry); sisters, Audrey Sanford, Ruth Ann Horton and Carol Cravener and her husband, Richard, all of Erie, PA; brothers, Russell Dunbar and his wife Deanna and Harold Dunbar and his wife Judy, all of Fresno, AC; a half-sister, Betty DeHaven of Erie, PA; many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the church where she had been an elder and a member of the Chancel choir, the First Presbyterian Church in Corry, with the Rev. Donald H. Gordon officiating and burial to be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Corry.  Arrangements were by the bracken Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 607 West Smith St., Corry, PA 16407 or the Corry Unit of the American Cancer Society, 2 South Center, Corry, PA 16407.

John Vincent DUNBAR, 44, of Lewisville, TX died on March 24, 1999.  He was born in Troy, PA, the son of the late Stuart and Lila Dunbar.  He was an active member of his church and Masonic Lodge in addition to being a lifetime member of the city police department in Lewisville.  He is survived by his wife, Debra, son Casey and daughter Christie, all of Lewisville, TX; sisters, Mrs. Vincent Chrzan (Erma) of Palmyra, NY (119 Hyde Parkway, Palmyra, NY 1422-1235) and Mrs. Robert Boggs (Claralyn) of Niceville, FL.  Funeral and committal services were held in Lewisville.

Hayden Allen DUNN, infant son of Stephanie Dunn of RR 2, Granville Township, PA died Thursday, may 31, 2001 at memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by a sister, Halie Dunn of Troy RR 2; maternal grandparents, Larry and Susan Dunn of Troy, RR 2 and an uncle, Stephen Dunn of Troy RR 2.  Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family; arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda.

Jordan Russell FITZWATER, 17, of Troy, PA (West Burlington Township) died as the result of an ATV accident on Saturday, August 31, 2002.  Jordan was born on July 16, 1985 in Sayre, PA.  He was a member of the junior class at Troy Senior High School and, as a freshman, Lettered with the varsity soccer team.  Jordan worked at Lottahill farm in Springfield Township for several years.  Surviving are his mother and father, Don and Lynnette Beardslee Fitzwater of Troy, PA; sisters, Kelsey and Haley Fitzwater, at home; his maternal grandparents, Roy and Barbara Beardslee of Troy; his paternal grandfather, Kenneth Fitzwater of Canton, PA; several aunts, uncles and cousins; a special friend, Kelly Mott.  Jordan was predeceased by his grandmother, Josephine Fitzwater.  Funeral services were held Thursday, September 5 at 7:30 with calling hours from5 to 7 pm at Pepper Funeral Home, Srpingbook Drive, Canton.  His cousin, the Rev. Jon Buxton, will officiate and burial will be private.  Those who wish to do so may direct memorials in Jordan’s name to the Troy Soccer Team in care of Troy High School at 250 High St., Troy; PA 16947.

FITZWATER Shirley M. BARNES, 57, of Beech Flats, PA was called home to the Lord on September 28, 2002 at her home following a battle with cancer.  Born on her family’s farm on April 20, 1945 she was one of nine children in the family of the late Ervin and Katherine (Kilmer) Fitzwater.  She graduated from Canton High School Class of 1963.  She earned her RN at Robert Packer Hospital and was employed at Troy Community Hospital following graduation.  She also worked at Blossburg State Hospital, Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport and the Highlands in Laporte from which she retired in 1997.  She also earned her master’s degree in administration.  In more recent years, she and her husband Stephen operated Barnes Creekside Café in Canton.  As long as her health permitted, she participated in the restaurant’s daily operation.  Shirley was a member of the Beech Flats Grange and the Grover Church of Christ.  She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Stephen Barnes; a son, mark (Paula) Barnes of Canton, PA; a daughter, Brenda (Kenneth) Barrett of Canton, PA; stepson, Monty (Wendy) Barnes of Millerton, PA; stepdaughter, Marcia Barnes of Liberty, PA; brothers, Luther (Cindy) Fitzwater and Daniel Fitzwater, all of Troy, Pa; sisters, Iona (Andrew) Straka of Canton; Carol (Larry) Brown of Shunk, PA; Diane (Frank) Allen of Experiment, GA, Debra (Dan) Ward of Elmira, NY and Karen (Gordon) Wesneski of Beech Flats; as well as 15 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Nancy Brackman.  A viewing will be held Wednesday, October 2 from 2 to 3 pm at the East Canton United Methodist Church with funeral services following at 3 pm with the Rev. Jay Morris officiating.  Professional services were entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton.  Contributions in Shirley’s memory may be directed to the American Cancer society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 177701.  TGR

FLEMING Daisy B. HILL, 70, Windsor, NY died Friday, September 8, 1995 at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, NY after a long battle with cancer.  She was born October 7, 1924 in Granville Summit, PA, the daughter of J. Clarence and Neva Landon Fleming.  She graduated from Troy, PA High School and in June, 1944, married Donald C. Hill, also of Troy.  They resided in the Windsor, NY area for 27 years.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She is survived by her husband, Donald (2347 Blatchley Road, Windsor, NY 13865); a daughter Donna Kolbach; a son, David and wife Cheryl; a daughter Diane Molnar, all from the Binghamton area; several grandchildren; a sister, Mary and brother-in-law, Harry Harkness, Columbia Cross Roads, PA; three sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, an infant granddaughter and a grandson, Daniel Kolbach; three brothers, Don, Pete and Frank.  A lovely memorial service was held on Sunday, September 10 at the Wesleyan Church in Windson, NY with burial there.

Hans FLESCH, 77, of Gillett, PA died Sunday, January 10, 1999 at home following an extended illness.  Hans was born in Saarbrucken, Germany, son of the late Matthias and Lena Ruster Flesch.  He married Ingeborg Koschig on September 7, 1942 in Germany.  He served in the German Navy for seven years through World War II.  In 1955 Hans moved his family to America.  He was employed by Stevens Tech in Hoboken, NJ as Maintenance Supervisor.  He resided in New Jersey until moving to Gillett, PA 15 years ago.  Surviving is his wife of 56 years, Ingeborg; his son and daughter-in-law, Erich and Jane Flesch of Gillett, PA; his daughter and son-in-law, Hiltrud and Ronald Smith of Oak Ridge, NJ; grandchildren, Mark (Virginia) Flesch, Keith (Shelly) Flesch, Christine Smith and Ronald Smith; great-granddaughters, Belen Flesch and Jessica Vandermast, along with several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held January 12 at Caywood’s Funeral Home in Southport with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating.  Memorial donations maybe directed to the Memorial Hospital Hospice Program, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in Hans’ memory.

David F. FORTNEY, 86, formerly of Towanda, PA died Sunday, May 16, 1999 at the Sycamore Manor Nursing Home in Williamsport, PA.  Born November 13, 1212 in Bellefonte, PA, he was a son of the late D. Paul and Alice Ishler Fortney.  His father, D. Paul Fortney and grandfather, David F. Fortney, both served as district attorneys in Centre County, PA.  Mr. Fortney was a chemist and a life-long Lutheran.  He was very active in the community as well as in the Masonic Lodge and in BPOE.  Surviving is his wife, Mildred Ellen Fortney who is a guest of the Sycamore Home, Williamsport.  Memorial services were held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Towanda on May 22 with the Rev. Leonard J. Shatkus officiating and interment to be in Bellefonte Cemetery, Bellefonte, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda.  Friends may direct memorial contributions to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 908 S. Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 in David F. Fortney’s memory.  “Troy Gazette-Register,”  Troy, PA  Thursday, May 27, 1999

FROST Charles Frost of Johnson City, NY, formerly of Covington while returning from work May 28 on his motorcycle, with Stanley Horton in the side car, in dodging around a horse and buggy the machine tipped over and Mr. Frost was dragged some distance and struck by a truck.  One front wheel of the truck was on his body when it stopped.  Mr. Horton was thrown from the side car and stunned, but soon recovered.  Frost died at 11:00 o’clock the next morning.  He was born in Ward township, Tioga Co, August 12, 1894, a son of Mr. And Mrs. Charles Frost.  In 1916, he enlisted in the navy.  In Nov. 1919, he received an honorable discharge and January 19, 1920 he married Miss Mary Schutt of Rochester, The American legion had charge of his funeral.  He is survived by his widow, his mother, Mrs. Wallace Cleveland; one brother, James Frost both of Covington; Mrs. Edythe McAuley, of Sommerville, Mass. And a niece Miss Dora Ayers of Corning.  “Wellsboro Agitator,”  June 11, 1924.

FROST James - Thank you.  We wish to express our sincere thanks for the many cards, flowers and food and other acts of kindness received at the time of the death of our husband and father, James Frost.  Also, special thanks to Doris Cleveland.  Mrs. Sadie Frost and Alberta Frost, Covington, Pa. Wellsboro Gazette,”  October 4, 1973

George H. FUNK, Towanda RR 1, Luthers Mills, PA died Saturday, August 24, 2002 at memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA.  Born April 17, 2002 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA.  Born April 17, 1937 in Abington, PA, he was a son of the late Fred and Elizabeth Focht Funk.  George was a graduate of Central Bucks High School and Lehigh University with a degree in chemistry and chemical engineering.  He was employed at E1 DuPont in Towanda for 38 years, retiring on January 31, 1998. He owned and operated Funk’s Orchard and Chimineas in Burlington Township.  George was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge, Burlington, PA, Quarry Glen Club, Bridge St. Rod and Gun Club, Hiawatha Hunting and Fishing Club and the Troy Trojan Booster Club.  He was also an active member of the Board of Directors for Bradford County Action, former Burlington Township Supervisor for 18 years and a Little League coach for several years.  George is survived by his wife, Robyn Funk, at home; children, Catherine Teferiller of Athens, PA. Cynthia Johnson and her husband Scott of Towanda RR 4, PA and Robert funk and wife Ellen of New York; three grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Fred and Carolyn Funk of Newton Square, PA and J. David and Barbara Funk of Plumsteadville, PA; a brother-in-law, Albert Harrington of Warrington, PA; and, several nieces, nephews and cousins.   He was preceded in death by his sister, Agnes Harrington.  Funeral and committal services were held Wednesday, August 28 (2pm with calling hours one hour prior) at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the charity of one’s choice in Mr. Funk’s memory.

Frederick A. GEE SR., a lifelong resident to Fassett, PA, died December 14, 2000 following and illness at the age of 82.  Fred was born on October 14, 1918 in Osceola, PA, son of the late Amasa and Mary Tobey Gee.  He married Anna Hugg on June 5, 1942.  Together they spent their lived in Fassett, PA where Fred was very active in the community.  Fred was employed at the Remington Rand for 33 years, Albee Truck for ten years and Elmira Auto Paint for ten years.  He was a past trustee of the Fassett Baptist Church where he attended; a founder of the South Creek Rod & Gun Club and founder of the northern Tier Little League Baseball league.  He served on the Board of Directors for the local schools prior to their formally becoming to Troy School System and was a member of the twin tiers Antique car Club.  He served as secretary of South Creek Township at one time and was former fire chief for the South Creek Volunteer fire Department as well as a member of the fire police.  He was a past assistant deputy sheriff to Bradford County.  Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Andrew F. “Doc” and Susan Gee of Wellsburg, NY; daughter Darlene Gee-Woodfin of Pine City, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Jerry Geiger of Binghamton, NY; grandchildren, Andrea, Karyn and Jennifer Gee; great-granddaughter, Morgan Leonbergber; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Irene Gee of Orlando, FL; many nieces, nephews and dear friends.  He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Anna, who died in September 2000; seven siblings.  Funeral services were held December 21 (visitation 1-3 pm with service following at 3) at Caywood’s Funeral Home in Southport, NY with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church, RR 2, Box 92, Gillett, PA 16925 or the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 37, Gillett, PA 16925 in Fred’s memory.

A Memorial Service for Raymond GEISLER will be held at the Troy United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 14th at 10:30 am with Pastor Rich Noggle officiating.  All are welcome to attend.

Raymond C. GEISLER, age 77, of RR 2, Columbia Cross Roads, PA died
that he beloved with all his heart on Tuesday, September 19, 2000.  He was born January 17, 1923 in Philadelphia, PA, a son of the late Theodore and Catherine (Faure) Geisler.  Raymond is survived by his wife, Elizabeth D. (Keolble) Geisler.   The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 18, 2000. He and his wife were custodians for the First United Methodist church of Troy, PA for many years.  Raymond was a faithful and dedicated member of the church.  He retired on 1975 from Allied Chemical Company, Philadelphia, PA where he worked as a pipe fitter for 27 years.  During Raymond’s retirement years he enjoyed the country life.  In addition to his wife he is survived by his sons, Raymond (Loretta) Geisler of Taylors, SC, Ken (Barb) Geisler of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Larry (Dot) Geisler of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; 6 grandchildren, Raymond (Letitia) Geisler of Eagle Nest, New Mexico, Rob (Terri) Geisler of Greensville, SC, Larry Geisler of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Krystal (Jay) Muller of Bath, NY, Josh Geisler of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Stephanie Geisler of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa; 2 great-grandchildren, Caleb Geisler of Greenville, SC, Evan Muller of Bath, NY, Chloelana Geisler of Greenville, SC; brother, Edwin (Sylvia) Geisler of Lancaster, PA; several nieces and nephews.   A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy PA 16947.

GERGENSKE Mildred Ellen FORTNEY, 91, widow of David F. Fortney, formerly of Towanda, PA and Johnsonburg, PA, Elk County, she was one of six daughters of the late Adolph and Luise Beyer Gergenske.  Mildred is survived by a sister, Ida Johnson of Johnsonburg, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was the wife of David F. Fortney who died on May 16, 1999.  Memorial services will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Towanda at a time and date to be announced later with interment to be in Bellefonte Cemetery, Bellefonte; arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral  Home in Towanda.  Friends who wish may direct memorial contributions to Trinity Lutheran Church, 908 S. Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Mrs. Fortney’s memory.

Gordon L GIVITT, age 87, of Dushore, PA, formerly of Towanda, PA, died Monday, February 21, 2000 at the Williamsport Hospital in Williamsport, Pa.  Gordon was born in Laporte Township, PA on March 10, 1912, son of the late Morgan and Alda Buck Gavitt.  He graduated from Sonestown High School, a member of the class of 1928, and Mansfield University.  He was a school teacher and retired as superintendent of mails in 1971 after 30 years of service at the U.S. Post Office in Towanda.  Among his survivors are his daughters and sons-in-laws, Lucille and Paul Muller of Dushore, PA and Laura and Bill Bohensky; four grandchildren including Elizabeth Shaffer of Columbia Cross Roads and two great-grandchildren, Jeremy Shaffer of Dushore, PA and Melissa Shaffer of Columbia Cross Roads.  He was predeceased by his wife, Florence Emory Gavitt in 1974.  Private memorial services were held at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home in Dushore, PA.  Memorials may be directed to the Dushore Fire and Amkbulance Association, PO Box 1, Dushore, PA.

Dr. James York GLIMM, age 58, of Mansfield, PA, died August 20, 2000 at home after a battle with cancer.  He was born May 20, 1942 in Mineola, NY, a son of James M. and Dorothy (York) Glimm.  He received his BA from Holy Cross in 1964 and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 1968.  He taught for 30 years in the English Department of Mansfield University.  He was the author of “Flatlanders and Ridgerunners” and “Snake-bite.”  Dr. Glimm was a well-known folk singer and banjo player and traveled widely across the state retelling the folktales he collected.  Jim is survived by his wife, Marjorie (Kuentz-Hoffman); daughters, Bronwen Glimm of Wellsboro, PA and Alyssa Glimm of Kutztown, PA; sons and a daughter-in-law, Gavin Glimm of Australia and Jordan and Griselda Glimm of Blossburg; step-daughters, Coty Hoffman at home and Kristin Albaugh of Williamsport, PA; two grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Glimm of NYC and Barbara Glimm of Garden City, NY.  Funeral services were held August 25, at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield with the rev. Jeff Palmer officiating.  Memorial contributions in his name may be sent to the James Glimm Colon Cancer Awareness Fund at the Arnot Ogden Foundation, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905 or the Laurel Home Health/Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA.

GLITCH Florence - There will be a memorial service for Florence GITCH at the meeting of Minnequa Grange #654 June 20.   The meeting begins at 6:30. Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, June 15, 1995

GOODENOW Harriett HENNINGS, 85, of troy, PA, died on May 11, 1999 at Troy Community Hospital.  She was born on July 14, 1913, the daughter of the late Harold and Ethel (Michael) Goodenow.  Harriett was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Elmira, NY.  She was a graduate of Albany State Teachers’ College and worked for several years as a substitute teacher for Troy Area School District.  Harriett was very active in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Harriett loved her pets and was an avid shopper.  She is survived by her daughter, Pamela H. (Harold) Hoose of Troy, PA; grandchildren, Hal F. Hoose of Troy, Bradley (Kyna) Hoose of Shermans Dale, PA and Kerry A. (Steven) Doud of Canton, PA; great-grandchildren, Courtland D. Hoose, Katelyn M. Hoose, Jack A. Hoose, all of Shermans Dale, PA, Emily E. Doud and Noah S. Doud, both of Canton, PA; sisters-in-law, Eileen Goodenow of Clinton, NY and Doris Hennings of New Hartord, NY; several nieces and nephews.  Harriett is predeceased by her husband, Ralph L. Hennings and brother, Frederick M. Goodenow.  Graveside services were held May 19 at the Forrest Hills Cemetery in Utica, NY with her pastor, the Reverend Peter Morlock. officiating.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Association, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701; the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.  “Troy Gazette-Register,”  Troy, PA  Thursday, May 20, 1999

Robert B. GRANTIER, Gillett, PA died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA after a battle with cancer.  He was 65 years of age.  Born June 13, 1934 in Canton, PA, he was the son of Bert and Thalia (Johnston) Grantier.  He worked in logging and landscaping.  He was a black powder enthusiast and was a life member of the National Rifle Association.  Bob is survived by brothers, Douglas of Lowman, NY, John of North Carolina, Gerald of Bentley Creek, PA and Edward of South Carolina; a sister, Carol Hodder of Gillett, PA.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  There are no services; professional services were entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.

GRAYBILL Dorothy RICOTELLI, age 83, of Troy, PA, died at the Bradford County Manor in Troy, PA on Friday, November 10, 2000.  She was born on July 22, 1913 in Ephrata, PA, the daughter of Joseph and Ada (Royer) Graybill.  In addition to raising two children, she was employed by Wilkenson Laundry in Reading, PA for 20 years.  Dorothy is survived by a son, Nayland (Jean) Rinker of Coryland, PA; a daughter, Nancy (Neal) Toms of East Troy, PA; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Rodrigus Ricotelli and her former husband and father of her children, Harold John Lincoln Rinker; a brother and three sisters.  There will be no visitation and burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.

Jason Douglas GREENE, 25, died in New River, AZ on September 24, 2002.  Born in Troy, PA on November 22, 1976 he was the son of Douglas and Lois Finogle Greene.  He was a 1994 graduate of Canton High School and a self-employed accountant.  Jason is survived by his mother and stepfather, Lois and Dennis Reynolds of Canton, PA; father, Douglas Greene; brothers, Jeremiah Greene of Glendale, AZ and Andrew Reynolds of Canton; sisters, Christina Greene of Canton and Angela Hartford of Glendale, AZ; maternal grandparents, Orin and Florence Finogle of Canton; paternal grandmother, Martha Covey; numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Bernard “Pete” Greene.  A private family service was conducted at the family’s convenience at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton.  Memorial may be directed

GREENOUGH Doris Greenough LUSTY, 86, DIED September 10, 2002 at her home in Amagansett. Long Island, NY.  Doris was born in Troy, PA, the daughter of LaVerne and Gertrude VanHorn Greenough.  She graduated from Troy High School class of 19334. Upon graduation she enrolled in the School of Nursing at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY.  After graduating at as an RN, she started her nursing career as a public health nurse in Cuba, NY.  Later she joined the Navy, as a Navy Nurse.  It was in a Naval Hospital in New York City that she met William Lusty; they were married April 10, 1946.  She continued practicing her profession until 1985 when she retired from Southampton Hospital.  Although she adopted Amagansett as her home, she returned to Troy two times a year for as long as she was able to see the hills and her Pennsylvania family.  She was a member of the east Hampton Methodist Church and the Amagansett Garden Club.  Doris was predeceased by her husband in 1995; a brother Edwin in 1941; a sister, Catherine Mahoney in 1993.  She is survived by sons, Thomas (Susan) Far Hills, NJ and William, Amagansett, NY and a daughter, Susan Schaefer, Southampton, NY; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a brother, Lynn Greenough and a sister, Marian Spalding, both of Troy, PA.  Funeral services were held September 11, 2002 at the Yardley Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor, NY.

Edward C. GREENOUGH, 76, was killed as the result of a traffic accident in Yuma, AZ March 6, 2000.  He was born November 27, 1923 in Troy, PA, the son of Paul and the late Ina Tomlinson, Greenough.  Mr. Greenough was in the life insurance field and was living in Yuma, AZ.  Mr. Greenough graduated from Southside High school in Elmira in 1941; he served in the US Navy from 1943-1946.  He is survived by his wife, Betty; his father, Paul E. Greenough of  Gillett, PA; three children and seven grandchildren; sisters, Donna (William) Beechey of Gillett and Marjorie (Kirtland) Clark of Mansfield, PA; a brother, Paul (Helen) Greenough of stow, OH.  Funeral services were held in Yuma on March 10 with Ed’s brother and his sons officiating



 

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