Bradford County PA
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Tri County Clippings- Page One Hundred Five
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Scrapbook of Ella MOORE Burleigh loaned to Joyce M. Tice by Ella's daughter in law Dolores WILSON Burleigh of Rutland Township
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Edna M. Seymour, age 57, of Columbia Cross Roads, RD 3, Pa., Monday Feb. 25, 1974 at the Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at the funeral home at 2 p.m., the Rev. Ann Palmer. Burial Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Dale (Kathy) Tyler of Columbia Cross Roads; sons, James Quackenbush of Columbia Cross Roads, RD, Ronald Seymour of Burlington, Pa.; mother, Mrs. Carrie Hunt of Columbia Cross Roads, RD; sisters, Mrs. Leona Powers of Elmira; Mrs. Myrtle Taylor of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; dearest friend, Gilbert Dobak of Gillett, Pa.; seven grandchildren, several nieces , nephews and cousins. She was employed at the Troy Hotel and Troy Community Hospital.
Carl E. Shaylor, age 82, of Troy, Pa., RD 1, Monday February 25, 1974 at the Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be held there Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Alan Minarcik and Rev. Glenn Dewey. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Survived by his wife, Ethel; one son, Norman Shaylor of Wayne, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Myrtle Haven of Sylvania, Pa.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, Former Pennsylvania Dept. of Highway Caretakers and he was a former farmer
INJURIES FATAL TO WOMAN
Tioga—Sylvia D. Fuller, 37, of Tioga RD 1 died Wednesday morning of head injuries sustained in a one vehicle accident on Township Rt. 596 Sunday. A spokesman at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira said Mrs. Fuller was admitted to the intensive care unit in critical condition shortly after the 8 p.m. accident Sunday. Mansfield State Police said Mrs. Fuller was driving south on Rt. 596 when her Jeep went out of control and rammed a fence along the right side of the road. Police said Mrs. Fuller was apparently struck on the head by a fencepost. Police said Mrs. Fuller died of a fractured skull and a blood clot.
LEONA SOLDIER DIES IN KOREA ACCIDENT
Troy—The death of Pfc. C. Richard Soper, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leland
Soper of Leona (RD 4), in an accident in Korea was received this week by his
parents. According to word received from the Army, Private Soper was
accidentally shot in the chest in a tent. Soper was in the 24th
Division when it was among the first U. S. units to be sent into action in the
Korean War last June. He received the Bronze Star for heroism in action. The
Leona man enlisted in December, 1948, and received basic training at Camp
Pickett, Va. He was transferred to Camp Stoneman, Calif., and Kyushu, Japan, in
April, 1949. A brother, Cpl. Leland Soper, Jr., is also in Korea with the Army.
Before his enlistment Richard was employed at the Eclipse plant in Elmira.
WAR HERO’S BODY RETURNED TO LEONA
Troy—The body of Pfc. Richard Soper, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Soper, Leona, arrived in Troy Wednesday morning from Korea where he was killed Feb. 4, 1951. He joined the armed forces in December, 1948, in Towanda and took his basic training at Camp Pickett. In 1949 he was sent to Camp Stoneman, Calif, and on to Kokura, Japan, where he attended school. In July, 1950, he went into Korea where he served until his death. He was awarded the Bronze Star for outstanding bravery. Soper and two companions went into enemy territory to rescue several comrades—with a 10-ton truck. He was also awarded the Japanese occupation ribbon, Korean campaign ribbon with five battle stars, the Presidential Citation, United Nations ribbon and Purple Heart. A military service will be held at the Troy VFW and American Legion. Richard was in the 24th Division, the first to go into Korea. Before his enlistment, he was employed by the Eclipse plant, Elmira Heights.
AREA MAN SLAIN BY GUNMAN IN NEW YORK CITY INTERRED.
Mansfield, Aug. 28—Services were held today for Stephen H. Borg, 40, of Mansfield, R.D.2, who was shot to death Sunday, Aug. 22, 1971, while vacationing in New York City. A physics teacher at Booth School in Elmira, N.Y., Borg and his wife, Winnie were visiting relatives in New York City when the shooting occurred. Mrs. Borg, also 40, told police she and her husband had been to a play in Greenwich Village and were sitting in their parked car about 11 p.m. on Broadway at 37th Street, trying to decide what to do next in their night on the town. Police said a man approached the Borg car and ordered Borg into the back seat. Instead Borg stepped on his accelerator, and the unknown assailant fired twice, striking the school teacher in the face and back.
Borg slumped over the steering wheel , and his car jumped the curb and struck a building. Mrs. Borg was thrown to the sidewalk and suffered cuts and bruises. Borg was rushed to St. Vincent’s Hospital, where he died about 45 minutes after the incident. Mrs. Borg was treated at the same hospital and released. The gunman, who fled after firing the two shots, was described as black, about 25, with an Afro haircut, and 5 feet 10 inches tall. Police were seeking a parolee, wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting, who failed to appear for a scheduled visit with his parole officer in New York City. Angered by the incident, New York City’s Mayor John V. Lindsay said. "This senseless and vicious crime must not go unpunished." He said he instructed Police Commissioner Patrick V. Murphy to "make every possible effort with special emphasis on the midtown police task force to apprehend the perpetrator."
A message from Mr. Lindsay read at a church service in Brooklyn last week said:
"His shooting was a tragedy that stunned our city. We all mourn his death and the fact.
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GUSTIN, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, DEAD
Harry T. B. Gustin, for more than a quarter of a century a Horseheads business man, died at his home, 803 S. Main St., Horseheads, yesterday morning at 8 a.m. He had been ill since last July. Mr. Gustin conducted a furniture store and funeral home at 108 N. Main St., Horseheads, nearly 25 years, disposing of the furniture business in 1943. He continued his undertaking business next door to his home on S. Main St., and also operated an ambulance. Several years ago he was a member of the Village Board. He served in the U. S. Army during World War I. He was a past president of the Horseheads Rotary Club and a member of the Horseheads Presbyterian Church.
Borg, Stephen Herbert, age 40, of Mansfield, RD 2, Pa., suddenly, Sunday, August 22, 1971, at New York City. The body will arrive at the Shaw & Robene Funeral Home, Wednesday evening. Friends are invited to call Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Survived by wife, Winnie Borg; daughters, Peggy Borg of New York City, Siobhan at home; son,Stephen Borg in College at Silver Springs, Md.; father Herbert Borg of Mansfield, Pa., RD2; mother Eula Schoener of Brooksville, Fla., paternal grandfather Ervin Osgood of Mansfield; sisters, Mrs. Carroll Alexander of Millerton, Mrs. DonnaDiPetta of Elmira; two step-brothers, Rex Chamberlain of Erwin, N.Y., Stanley Chamberlain of Wellsboro, Pa. Mr. Borg was a physics teacher in the Booth School, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stephen Borg Memorial, Booth School, Elmira.
WELL DONE. . .
ENTER THOU INTO THE PRESENCE OF THY LORD
Upon entering my office on Friday morning, just one hour after having been notified of the death of Miss Edna Nash, I experienced a peculiar emotion and felt as though I was walking where a Saint has trod. Edna was a splendid neighbor, a dedicated servant to her community and church, devoted to God and without question her great stamina was drawn from deep faith and trust. I wept for those relatives and close friends who had cared for her—for those who had been associated for many years on the Pennysaver staff. I, too, felt a keen loss and a responsibility to do my little bit in filling a great gap. The sorrow was relieved as I remembered having walked into Edna’s kitchen on several occasions to find her reading her Bible. The words of the Apostle Paul seemed to come alive and take on new meaning as I thought "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." Without her ever once saying, it seems as though Edna’s philosophy may have been "For me to live is Christ but to die is gain." As I think of Edna’s triumphant entry into heaven I also think of the comforting statement of Paul the Apostle to the people at Corinth, a victorious declaration which has been a source of strength to Christian people through the centuries, "Oh death where is thy sting, Oh grace where is thy victory." By the Editor
CROMAN DIES; WAS TROY AREA EDUCATOR
Troy—William R. Croman of Troy, a long-time area educator, died Tuesday at Troy Community Hospital. He was 91.
Mr. Croman served as supervising principal of Troy High School for 40 years, until 1955. He was principal of Meshoppen High School from 1908 to 1914, and superintendent of schools in Denton, Md., from 1914 to 1915. He came to Troy and was principal of Troy schools in 1915. Mr. Croman was a member of the National Retired Teachers Association and the Muncy Masonic Lodge No. 299 F&AM. He also was a 50-year charter member and past president of the Troy Rotary Club. The Coman Elementary School in Troy was dedicated in his honor in 1955 when Mr. Croman retired. Mr. Croman was honorary chairman of the fund drive for Troy Community Hospital in 1974.
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Barnes—Services were held Saturday in Mansfield for Walter Barnes, 88, of Mansfield, R.D. 3, who died Thursday, June 15, 1978, at his home. Surviving are his wife Ellen; three daughters, Mrs. Walter Sherman of Mansfield, R.D.3, Mrs. Theodore Bryant of Sabinsville and Judy of Wellsboro and seven grandchildren. Burial was in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg.
Dewey G. Combs, age 79 of Lowman, R.D. !, Saturday, August 26, 1978. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Craig Golden, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Breesport officiating. Burial Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. He is survived by four sons, Alvie of Erin, Charles of Pine City, Leon of Groton and Donald of Mosherville; one sister, Mrs. Ellen Bartlett of North Chemung; several grand and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Combs was a retired farmer.
Mrs. Mertie E. Baker, age 72, of Troy, Pa., Saturday, May 9, 1970 at Arnot-Ogden Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 3 p.m., the Rev. Orey Crippen. Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira. Survived by husband, George, daughter Mrs. Richard (LaVerna) Brewer of Sylvania, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Ada Feller of Bogota, N.J.; brothers Lewis Cook of Sarasota, Fla, J. M. Cook of Buffalo, Orin Cook of Wellsville, Ray Cook of Mainesburg; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Baker was a member of Job’s Corners Baptist Church, Columbia Grange, was born in Tioga County and was a lifetime resident of Troy area.
Mrs. Rosamond G. Holton age 70, of Gillett, Pa., Saturday, May 9, 1970 at Arnot Ogden Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Dwight Anderson and Rev. Orey Crippen. Bradford County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Gillett Baptist Church.
Claude G. Elliott
For many years a well known resident of Austinville and 73 years old, died this Thursday morning, March 9, 1950 at 9 a.m. after an illness of some time. He died in his home in Austinville. His only near survivor is a brother, Clifford Elliott, Detroit, Michigan. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Soper of Vickery Funeral Home, Rev. Orey Crippen. Burial arrangements are incomplete.
Winfield A. Van Vaulkner, 69, of 776 Perine St., Sunday, May 10, 1959. He was a retired employee of the Dairymen’s League Cooperative Assn. Survived by wife, Mrs. Addie Van Vaulkner; granddaughter, Miss Peggy Van Vaulkner of San Diego, Calif.; sister, Mrs. Raymond Rinebold of Elmira RD. Body at Olthof Funeral Home. Funeral announcement later.
Mrs. Helen McClure of 1020 Lake St., formerly of Troy Pa. The body is at the Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, where private funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. The Rev. Eldred C. Simkins, burial at Troy, Pa.
Sylvia D. Fuller, age 37, of RD 1, Tioga, Pa., Tuesday, April 23, 1974, at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira. Friends are invited to call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services at the funeral home Thursday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. John Bedzyk officiating. Burial Middlebury Union Cemetery.
Mrs. Winifred Soper Kennedy, 61, of Willsmore Pl., Troy RD 4, Saturday Aug. 20, 1949. Survived by husband L. Roy Kennedy; sons, Llewlyn S. and William W., at home; granddaughter, Winifred Janis Kennedy; brother Donald Soper, Mansfield; sisters, Mrs. Joyce Woodworth and Mrs. Shirley Cudworth of Roseville. The body is at the family home where funeral will be held today 2 p.m. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.
FAMILY CHECKS OUT SOFTBALL FIELD NAMED TO HONOR THOMAS BURLEIGH
By Andrea Lynn Perry
Mansfield—Although the nights are cool and some trees are shedding their leaves, it’s still good weather for softball.
Although there were no formal dedication ceremonies Monday, a young woman and her two brothers tried out the newly-named Thomas Burleigh Memorial Softball Field here in Smythe Park. The young woman, Cindee Burleigh, 20, and her brothers, Mark, 21, and Kipper, 18, are children of Thomas Burleigh, who died in January, 1984 as the result of a wood-chopping accident. Watching her children was Daisy Burleigh, who said she was pleased about the efforts to renew the field and name it after Thomas. "He was a great one for having fun, and wherever he was, people had fun. He had a knack for making people laugh," she said.
A member of the Super Duper softball team, part of the Men’s Softball League, John Nittinger, said memorial funds were collected for a new ballfield, but the project was too much for the small league. The Southern Tioga School District then gave the league permission to adopt the Smythe Park field. "He (Burleigh) played on the Super Duper team, came to every game, was real enthusiastic, and was just a heck of a nice guy. That’s why we did this," said Nittinger. Obviously good at wielding a bat and glove, Burleigh’s children commented that the field was in good shape, and said the new black and white sign at the field looked good. Memorial funds provided for six loads of topsoil on the diamond, new bleachers, and a new backstop, which as yet has not been delivered.
CPL. CONGDON OF GILLETT LOSES LIFE IN ACTION
Word has been received of the death of Cpl. Edgar Porter Congdon, 28, of Co. C, 31st Infantry, killed in action in January in the Battle of the Philippines. He was the son of Bert Congdon of Gillett, Pa. Cpl. Congdon is one of the first vicinity men to have lost his life with the brave defenders of the Bataan Peninsula. Although no details of his death are known as yet, it is believed that Cpl. Congdon was killed in the first big "all out" Japanese push against the U. S. Forces, during the last of January when the Japs were said to outnumber the American-Philippine forces almost 10 to one. The 31st took the brunt of that push, and temporarily stopped the enemy. Cpl. Congdon was enlisted in the U. W. Army nine years ago and spent his first enlistment period in Manila with Co. C, 31st Infantry. He served two subsequent enlistments in the Canal Zone, after which he received his honorable discharge, having attained the rank of sergeant. Two years ago Congdon was re-enlisted as a private for foreign service and was returned to his old company in the Philippines. Soon he was promoted to corporal. In his last letter to his family, received a few days before the U. S. declaration of war, he wrote that he expected promotion to sergeant.
Col. Edgar Porter Congdon, 28, of Co. C, 31st Infantry, died January, 1942, in the battle of the Philippines. He leaves his father Bert Congdon of Gillett, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Eugene Sullivan of Willeseyville, Mrs. Lynn Updike of Big Flats and Mrs. LaMar Avery 1491 Caton Ave. formerly of Pine City.
Forrest M. Gregory, 75, of LeRoy, Pa., died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Val Turner, LeRoy, Friday Dec. 24, 1948. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Etta M. Gregory; son Manley E., East Smithfield; daughters, Mrs. Turner, Mrs. Carlyle Wooster, Roaring Branch; Mrs. Herbert Zimmer, Rockville Center, L.I.; sister, Mrs. Cleora Bruce, Canton, 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral was held Sunday. LeRoy Cemetery.
Mrs. Flora E. Linderman, 88, of Troy, Pa., Friday, Mar. 4, 1949. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Mae L. McGlenn of Troy. The body is in the Soper & Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Services there today at 2 p.m. Rev. Herbert Punchard, Glenwood Cemetery.
Written by a friend in memory of Mrs. Florence Crippen who died Sept. 8, 1919, at Austinville.
The house seems so silent and dreary
And all are so sad and lone;
Since the death angel came and took Florence
Away to her Heavenly home.
But a brief time she suffered,
Still the angels gave her rest
Sadly she’s missed by her loved ones;
And yet God knoweth best.
Their hearts are torn and bleeding
With a would that never heals.
Life will seem only a burden
Until the sweet rest o’er them steals,
And yet this thought is consoling;
Florence is waiting there;
Listening for the sound of their footsteps
Ascending the golden stairs.
The home circle now is broken,
No one can fill her place,
There’s only left in their memory,
The picture of that dear face.
When they gather ‘round the table,
There’s now a vacant chair,
At the sight their hearts grow heavy;
For Florence is not there.
Her relatives and friends will miss her,
As she met them day by day,
She’d always a smile of welcome
And always a kind word to say.
On earth no more they will meet her
She’s gone to a better land,
There she is free from all sorrow;
There with the angel band.
MRS. WILLIAM STRONG
Mrs. William Strong, of Columbia Cross Roads, died Saturday of influenza. Her husband is very ill and does not know of his wife’s death. His parents Mr. and Mrs. James Strong, had just gone south for the winter and were called back.
Samuel Soper, of Austinville, Pa., died at Lewisburg, Pa. of pneumonia, Monday morning, December 16, aged 32 years. He had gone on a hunting trip with a party and contracted the influenza. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Soper; his wife and two small children, Winifred and Baker; also three sisters, Mrs. George Benson, Mrs. Bert Wilson and Mrs. Fritz Shayler of Austinville, Pa., and Mrs. James Gardner of this city; also one brother, Leland at home. The funeral and burial will be held in Lewisburg, Pa. (handwritten on article 1918)
Frank Besley died Monday morning at Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. of influenza. He was the son of the late W. W. Besley. He is survived by his mother, and his wife, who was Grace Leggett; also one brother, Roy of Columbia Cross Roads. The funeral and burial will be at Columbia Cross Roads. (handwritten on article 1918)
DEATH OF EARL WELCH
Canoecamp, May 11—Earl Welch, son of Elmer Welch of Chambersburg, died suddenly Saturday afternoon, May 9. He with some other men were working on the road when he became suddenly ill. He was taken home in a car; but died before he reached there. He was about 42 years of age. He had recently purchased the Byron Smith farm at Chambersburg where he resided. (handwritten on article 1925) (Note from JMT: I suspect that this is Chandlersburg which is an older name for Elk Run (Now too frequently called Bungy) in Sullivan Township. I have a photo of Earl)
Clarence Coneely died Saturday afternoon at 4:45 o’clock at his home, 168 Boardman Street. Besides his widow, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. P. B. Coneely; one sister, Florence; four brothers, Earl, Lawrence, Charles and Ralph, all of this city. Mr. Coneely was a member of the L.O.O.M. and the Maccabees. The funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock, the Rev. C. G. McConnell will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article March 13, 1926).
WOOD DEAD AT 74: TWICE MAYOR, FORMER MILL OWNER
Norton Wood, long prominent Elmira manufacturer and twice mayor in the middle 20s, died Sunday morning at his home, 511 Chemung St., Horseheads. He was 74. Death came at 5:15 a.m., following an illness of two months. Mr. Wood had been a hospital patient for a month but had returned to his home four weeks ago. His death leaves Daniel Sheehan Sr., who has been confined to his home for some time, as the only surviving ex-mayor of Elmira.
A Republican, J. Norton Wood was known as a progressive mayor. He was interested in developing Elmira and was alert to conditions in other communities that could be adapted to this city. During his four-year administration he promoted bonding the city for construction of pavements covering a wide area, sewers including extension of the sewage system to the east side of Newton creek, and the Southside High School. The latter was built by the Board of Education but was part of Wood’s program. This program was carried on successfully throughout his tenure in office although he had a predominantly-Democratic Common Council during his second term. When he took office in 1922 the Council was mostly Republican but in his second term the Democrats held 7 of the 12 aldermanic seats.
Wood was elected in November 1921, defeating George W. peck, his Democratic opponent, and took office in 1922. He was reelected two years later when he was endorsed by the Democrats. Wood declined to seek reelection at the close of his second term and David N. Heller, Democrat, was named his successor. In Wood’s second term the city bought the Hall farm at the base of East Hill where the incinerating plant, instigated by Wood who sent committees of city officials to investigate sewage plants in other cities, was erected in Heller’s administration, and where the former Mark Twain Golf Course was constructed in the late 20s. Wood also was responsible for construction of the traffic tower at Lake and E. Water Sts., once a fixture of the business section.
J. Norton Wood was born in 1873 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pa., the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Wood. Until he was 11, he lived with his family on a farm. Then his father operated a country store for a time. He came to Elmira at the age of 15 to work at the George W. Neily Co. carpentry shop. At a dollar per 11-hour day, he fired the boiler, looked after the power and did odd jobs around the plant. While he was working at that job he attended the Nelson A. Miller Night School where he took a business course. After working on a machine at the Neily plant for a while, he left and was employed for a year each at the American Bridge Works and the Kertscher plant. When he returned to his first employer, he was made foreman.
In 1907 Mr. Neily died and Wood bought the business, beginning without capital. Known as J. N. Wood & Co., the Partridge St. plant did a thriving business manufacturing door frames and window sash. In 1931 Mr. Wood took up other interests and sold the plant to Harris, McHenry & Baker Co., Inc. In 1918 Mr. Wood entered the political life of this community, when he was elected to the Board of Education. He resigned from the school board upon his election as mayor. Wood remained active in politics after leaving the mayor’s office and in 1932 entered a five-way race for the Republican nomination for sheriff. The successful nominee was the late Joseph F. Kienzle, who was defeated in the general election by Charles J. Strouse, Democrat. After quitting the carpentry business, Mr. Wood became active in real estate. For some time he was in charge of the real property holdings of the Chemung Valley Savings & Loan Association, of which he was a director. For a few years he and Mrs. Wood, the former Miss Alice Hill whom he married in 1892, conducted a tea room at their former home at Pine City and later they had charge of the Cold Brook Club.
Throughout his life Mr. Wood retained his interest in farming, operating a small dairy and angora rabbit farm at his Pine City residence, and raising a few chickens on his property of several acres since moving to Horseheads. Mr. Wood was identified with many of the city’s prominent activities. He served as president of the Arctic League and of the City Club, and was a leader in the community baseball organization which in the late 20s operated the Elmira Colonels. His fraternal affiliations included Ivy Lodge, F&AM, Elmira Lodge of Elks, the Odd Fellows and the Chemung County Rod and Gun Club.
J. Norton Wood, 74, of 511 Chemung St., Horseheads, Sunday, Nov. 30, 1947. Survived by wife, Maude; daughters Mrs. Helen Greck of Mottville, Mrs. Ida Hourihan of Horseheads; sons Howard M., Meryl N. and Francis L. of Elmira; brothers, Frank L. of California, Ernest E. of Austinville, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. May Holly of Tyrone, Mrs. Leila Strouse of Brampton, N.D., Mrs. Kate Hitchcock of Mansfield; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home. Rev. W. H. Willits. Woodlawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Leah H. Benson, 60, an employee of the Chemung County Tuberculosis Sanitarium, Thursday, Sept. 11, 1947, at home of son Francis Benson of Auburn Me. Other survivors brother, Raymond Hammond of Davison, Mich., Ross Hammond of Horseheads; two grandsons, several nieces and nephews. Announcements later.
Eleanor Jean, 4 and Larry Eugene Finnerty, 1, daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Finnerty of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Sunday morning, Jan. 30, 1949. Survived by parents; sister, Janet Finnerty; brothers LaVerne, Marshall, Parker, Gordon and Robert Finnerty all at home; several aunts and uncles. The bodies are at the Soper & Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, where double funeral will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. The Rev. Leon Northrup, Gustin Cemetery, Luthers Mills, Pa.
Mrs. Lillian M. Selfridge, 85, 803 W. Water St., Thursday, Sept. 23, 1948. Former member of the Watkins Glen Baptist Church. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Frank Lovejoy of Elmira; son John Selfridge of Elmira and William of Rochester; three grandchildren. The body is at the Holly-Keck Funeral Home where funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. The Rev. L. A. Guiles. Burial in Ovid.
The Rev. Carl G. McConnell, 67, of 714 Pennsylvania Ave., Friday, Jan. 6, 1950 at Sanford, Fla. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ada Mcconnell; sons, the Rev. James Mcconnell of Liverpool, N.Y., Dr. Joseph J. McConnell of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Gurney Fraiser of Pine City, mrs. Myrtle Updyke, Mrs. Carrie Beardslee both of Mansfield; brother, James McConnell of Ithaca.
TROY SHOOTING VICTIM’S CONDITION STILL CRITICAL
Sayre—The condition of Mrs. Inez Perry, 34, French and English teacher at Troy Junior High School, shot down by a rifle in her home on Kingsbury Ave., Towanda, early Sunday morning, remained in critical condition at Robert Packer Hospital today.
Mrs. Perry has a shattered right arm at the shoulder; a severed spinal column and a lung injury. One bullet from the 30-30 rifle used in the shooting lodged in rear of the left breast and has not yet been removed.
Her husband, Paul "Pete" Perry, 37, is being held at the Bradford County jail at Towanda. Monday he sent for Atty. J. Roy Lilley and after a conference. It was announced the law firm of Lilley & Wilson, Towanda, would represent Perry’s interests. Since conferring with the attorney, Perry has declined to answer official interrogation questions, saying he had been "advised not to talk." According to Police Chief Dean Meredith of Towanda, Perry has not yet inquired about his wife’s condition, or whether she is alive or not. Mrs. Perry was shot at 3:30 a.m. Sunday after her return from a party at a friend’s home. Perry is said by police to have waited an hour and a half for her return.
DEWEY - Mrs. Fannie Dewey Lyon of Troy, RD 4, widow of Hiram M. Lyon, Friday morning, Sept. 30, 1949, following an extended illness. She was the mother of the late Atty. Cola W. Lyon of Elmira. Survived by son, Edward R. Lyon of Elmira; daughters, Miss N. Maude Lyon of Troy, Mrs. Burke Carey at home; six grandchildren. The body is at the family home and Monday noon will be removed to the Soper & Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, where funeral will be held Monday 2 p.m. The Rev. Arthur Moray, Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
Harry T. B. Gustin, 61, of 830 S. Main St., Horseheads, Friday morning, Feb. 3, 1950. Survived by wife, Mrs. Cora Gustin; daughter, Mrs. Esther Morrison of Ithaca; son William D. Gustin; mother, Mrs. Currance G. Gustin both of Horseheads. The body is at the family home where funeral will be held Monday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Waldo H. Kilstrom, Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
Daniel Eugene TESTUT, age 6, of 69 Baker Hill Rd., Freeville, N.Y., Friday December 20, 1968. Wagner Funeral Home, Ithaca, N.Y. No calling hours. Funeral Monday Dec. 23, 1968 at 3 p.m. in the Snyder Hill Baptist Church, Ithaca. The Rev. Jerome Travis. Snyder Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Leukemia Society of America Inc. 603 Fayette Bldg., Syracuse, N.Y., 13202 or the Snyder Hill Baptist Church Sunday School, RD 2, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850. Survived by parents; Mr. and Mrs. Duane Testut; brother Charles Testut at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Testut of Ithaca; maternal grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Bolt of Mansfield, Pa. several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Tracy W. Young, age 69, of Gillett RD 2, Wednesday, June 17, 1964. He was a farmer; member of the Gillett Grange. Survived by wife Mrs. Charlotte McClure Young, daughter, Mrs. Paul Congdon of Gillett RD 2; son Ellis of Troy; sister Mrs. Beatrice Warner of Troy; six grandchildren. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Calling hours; today 7 to 9 p.m., Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Orrey Crippen. Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.
George Thomas, of 224 ½ Scottwood Ave., Elmira Heights. Body at the Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home. No calling hours. Funeral there today at 11 a.m., the Rev. Robert A. DeLorma. Forest Lawn Park. Please omit flowers (handwritten on article June 18 1968)
Mrs. Clara Roberts Roy, age 91, of 915 W. Church St., Monday, May 12, 1969.Body will be removed to the family home where friends may call Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where private funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Gordon W. Mattice. Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the memorial fund on Lake St. Presbyterian Church. Survived by step-sons Clifford Roy of Bernardville, N.J., Gerald Roy of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews, one cousin. Mrs. Roy was a lifelong member of Lake St. Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Daisy D. Seymour, age 64, of 320 Soper St., Sunday Oct. 16, 1966. Friends may call at the Olthof Funeral Home Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Elder Gary Gustin of the first Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Gillett Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Mrs. James Andrus of Ogden, Utah, Mrs. Melvin Sprague of Elmira, Mrs. Gladys Hugg of Elmira RD, Mrs. Robert Ripley of Pine City, Mrs. Daisy Mae Hollenback of Elmira; sons, Russel W. Seymour of Ulster, Pa., Ermal E. and Norman R. Seymour both of Elmira, Jack Seymour of Valois; sisters, Mrs. Carrie Peters of Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Howard Darrow of Troy, Pa.; brother Dewey Pettingill of Nelson, Pa.; 29 grandchildren.
Delos Earl Wood, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wood of Mansfield, RD 2. The body is at the family home where friends may call. Funeral Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. The Rev. Orey E. Crippen, Jobs Corners (Pa) Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded at the grave.
Mrs. Mildred Oliver Knarr (Knapp?), 48, of Rochester, formerly of Elmira, Wednesday, Mar. 7, 1951. Survived by sisters, Mrs. L. H. Benson of Gillett, Pa., and Mrs. Roy Schofield of Daggett, Pa., several nieces and nephews. Burial will be in Rochester at the convenience of the family.
Harry Nesbitth Longwell, 69, of Roseville, Pa., Wednesday, Apr. 8, 1953, following a brief illness. Mr. Longwell was a member of the Roseville Baptist Church, Williamsport Consistory and Friendship Lodge 247, F&AM , of Mansfield, Pa. Survived by wife Mrs. Eula Longwell; son Stanley Longwell; granddaughter, Miss Sylvia Longwell all of Roseville; nephew Robert Longwell of Elmira. The body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, and late this afternoon will be removed to the family home in Roseville where friends are invited to call and where prayer service will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Funeral at 2 at the Roseville Baptist Church. The Rev. Orey E. Crippen, Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.
FORMER TROY MAN DIES AT 72
Charles Leland Soper, aged 72, formerly of Troy, died Sunday at his home in Elmira.
Mr. Soper was a member of the Austinville Methodist Church. He was employed with the Eclipse Corp. in Elmira 27 years.
Surviving are his wife, Lillian Ann Soper; daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Julia) Passeri of Columbia Cross Roads; Mrs. Phillip (Sally) Wood of Elmira: Mrs. Bernard (Jean) Koop of VanEtten, N.Y., Miss Helen (Polly) Soper of Washington, D.C. and Miss Connie Soper at home; sons Robert and Jack Soper of Bridgeport, Conn.; and Leland C. Jr. of Tacoma, Wash.; sisters Mrs. Fritz (Helen) Shaylor of Troy and Mrs. Etta Gardner of Rochester, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. The Rev. Glenn Dewey will officiate. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.
Mr. Elmo E. Aldrich, age 48, of Millerton, Pa., Saturday April 3, 1971. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Tuesday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Wayne Richards officiating. Burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Virginia (Cleveland) Aldrich; children, Mrs. Norman (Leona) Lacey of Mildred, Pa.; Mrs. Douglas (Dorinda) Wachter of Brockport, N.Y.; Mrs. David (Darlene) Wheeler of Lawrenceville, Pa., Roxann and Arden both at home; mother, Mrs. Leona I. Aldrich of Millerton; sisters, Mrs. Earl (Sylvene) Pratt of Millerton, Mrs. M. I. (Florilla) Shaw of Pine City; brother Garrett Aldrich of Millerton.; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Millerton Methodist Church, Rural Letter Carrier Assoc. and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.
William H. Bolt, age 86, of Mansfield, RD 2, Saturday, Dec 23, 1967 at the Blossburg State Hospital. Friends may call at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. Calling hours Monday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. the Rev. David McGarvey, Lawrence Corners Cemetery. Survived by step-mother, Mrs. Alice Morse of Troy; brothers Seymour and Claude of Mansfield with whom he resided, Harvey, Mainesburg RD; sisters, Mrs. McCaslin of Millerton, Mrs. Laura Clark of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Frederica Barrett of Gillett. Mr. Bolt was a member of the Methodist church of Fairview, Pa., he was a retired farmer.
Charles Lacelle Leggett, age 77, of Fern Park, Fla., formerly of Troy, Pa., Tuesday January 5, 1971. Body will be at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., where friends may call Monday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial in Alba Cemetery. Survived by wife, Lorena Packard Leggett; sons, Arthur Lacile Leggett of Maitland, Fla., Francis Wilson Leggett of Canton, Pa.; sister Mrs. Grace Greenough of Fort Pierce, Fla; 1 grandchild; one great-grandchild. He was a retire Troy Township farmer.
Nellie A. Crapser, age 90, of Austinville, Pa., Tuesday, June 7, 1966, at Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at Vickery Funeral Home Troy, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Glenn Dewey, Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Survived by half-brother, Mr. Dana Andrus of Elmira; step-mother Mrs. Jessie Andrus of Elmira; several cousins. She was a member of the Austinville Union Church and lived in the Troy area all here life, widow of the late Fred Crapser.
Mrs. Edith Canedy, age 94, of Troy, Pa., Wednesday, July 29, 1970, at the Troy Community Hospital. Calling hours at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service there Friday 11 a.m. Rev. Glenn Dewey, Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers family request contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Troy Memorial Fund. Survived by one son James Corey, Akron, Ohio; one grandchild; one great-grandchild. She was a member of the First Baptist church of Troy; life-long resident of the Troy community.
Robert Shaylor, 49, missionary for 19 years in Venezuela, died in the hospital at Puerto Auyacucho, Venezuela, Tuesday May 6, 1969. Interment was in Tama Tama, Venezuela, where his son Joel, is also buried. Mr. Shaylor has been very essential in the work of the New Tribes Mission in Venezuela and had been conducting business in Caracus for the mission, prior to his illness. He was a graduate of Troy area high school and was engaged in farming for several years before training for missionary work at Chico, Calif. He is survived by his wife Margaret Totten Shaylor; daughter Sara; sons Michael, Jon and Phil at home and Dan who is a full time missionary in Venezuela; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Shaylor of Austinville; brothers Howard of Troy and Ted of Austinville; sister, Mrs. Eloise Post of Harriman, N.Y. Gifts for the furlough fund of Mrs. Shaylor and the family can be sent to Mrs. Joe Winters, Troy, or Rev. Glenn Dewey, Sylvania. A memorial service will be held at a future date.
Mrs. Belle S. Cook, 69, of Rutland, Pa., formerly of Jackson Center, Pa., Monday Sept. 10, 1951, at Elmira following a long illness. Survived by sons Melvin Cook of Nyack, N.Y., Ford and Owen Cook of Rutland; daughter Mrs. Emily Mayer of Elmira; seven grandchildren. The body is at the home of son, Owen Cook of Rutland, where prayer service will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Funeral at 2 in the Rutland Methodist Church. The Rev. Mr. Whetstone and the Rev. Mr. Travers, Jobs Corners Cemetery.
FORMER CANTON RD 2 WOMAN TAKEN BY DEATH
Mrs. Cora E. Bastion, 91, a former resident of Canton RD 2, died at Lysock View, Montoursville, Pa., RD 2 on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 25, after a protracted illness.Mrs. Bastion was born in Snedekerville, this county, March 28, 1881, a daughter of Nathan and Ella Watkins Benson. She was a Gold Star mother of World War 2, having lost a son, Daniel, in Italy.Surviving are : two daughters, Mrs. Thornton (Pearl) Woodward of Warren, Mich., and Mrs. Roy (Ella) Burleigh of Columbia Cross Roads; two sons, Charles K. Bastion and Arthur S. Bastion, both of Ralston; 19 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl White of Columbia Cross Roads and Mrs. Bertha Brown of Troy. Funeral services will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center Street, Canton, Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock. The Rev. Harry D. Krause, pastor of the Ralston United Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will be in the Pennsdale Cemetery, Bodines, RD.
Mrs. Glayds Snell Scott, age 58, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla, formerly of Troy, Pa, suddenly Saturday June 7, 1973. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held there Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev Jack Wise, Burial in Bradford County Memorial Park. Survived by her husband, Russell C. Scott, daughters, Mrs. Andy (Susan) Gee of Elmira, Mrs. Robert (Debbie) Holmes, Pompano Beach, Fla; mother, Mrs. Paul W. Snell of Towanda, Pa; sister Mrs. Lester (Pauline) Hawbaker of Chambersburg, Pa.; brothers, David Snell and Richard Snell both of Towanda, Pa.; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, former member of the Troy B.P.W. She served as chief Deputy Sheriff of Bradford County for several years and later was secretary for the District Peach Justice of Troy.
PFC RICHARD C. SOPER
Pfc. Richard C. Soper, 21, died while in service, Pusan, Korea, on February 25, 1951. He was with the 24th Div. Survivors are parents Mr. and Mrs. Leland Soper; brothers Corp. Leland Soper, U. S. Army, Jack, Robert; sisters, Jean, Connie and Sally at home, Mrs. Helen Wintermute Troy, Mrs. Julia Passeri, Columbia Cross Roads; several aunts and uncles.
The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the Soper & Vickery Funeral Home, Rev. Glen Dewey officiating. Burial in Bradford Memorial Park Cemetery with the Brooks-Flick Post and VFW services.
Mildred Howland Gilbert, aged 62, Mansfield, died Sunday morning, November 26, 1950. She was a former resident of the Granville area and was known to many in Troy. She is survived by her husband, Willard Gilbert; sisters, Mrs. James Andrus, Mansfield, Mrs. Ruby Andrus, Elmira, Mrs. Earl Van Noy, Canton, Mrs. Carl Shaylor, Troy, Mrs. Geraldine Purrhem, Danville; brother John Howland Erwin, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.The funeral was held yesterday (Wednesday) from the Soper & Vickery Funeral Home at 2 p.m., Rev. Floyd Guiles with burial in Glenwood Cemetery here.
Mr. Frank a. Brown of St. Petersburg, Florida and 236 Crete Avenue Elmira, Friday, September 10, 1971 at St. Petersburg, Florida. Friends are invited to call at the Hughes & Sons Funeral Home, 1880 Davis St., Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service at the funeral home Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. George R. Kingsley, pastor of Epworth Methodist Church and the Rev. Ernest T. Butterfield, former pastor of Epworth Methodist Church officiating., burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Services for James L. Batterson, 71, of Troy borough were held Feb. 4 at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, the Rev. C. E. DePew officiating. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery, Troy. Mr. Batterson died at the Troy Community Hospital Feb. 1, 1968. He was a lifelong resident of Troy borough and had been a member of the Baptist Church of Troy. He had been an employee of F. P. Case & Sons for a number of years. Surviving are sons, Alvie and Willis both of Troy; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
George C. Moore, 83, of Snedekerville RD 1, Pa., Friday afternoon, Jan. 30, 1953. Survived by wife, Mrs. Bertha Dyer Moore; daughters, Mrs. Hilda Richardson of Monterey Park, Calif., Mrs. Ella Burleigh of Snedekerville, Mrs. DeLecice Dale of Sandy, Ore; three grandchildren , one great-grandchild, sister, Mrs. Belle Shaylor of Troy, Pa. The body is at the Soper & Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, where funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Glen Dewey., Freese Cemetery, near Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.
Nina Seymour, age 83, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Monday November 5, 1973 at the Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Ann Palmer, Burial Oak Hill Cemetery. Troy, Pa.
William Holton, age 81, of Gillett, Pa., Sat., Feb. 8, 1975, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services Monday at 2 p.m., Rev.Charles W. Long officiating, burial Bradford County Memorial Park. Flowers gratefully declined. Contributions may be made to the Gillett Baptist Church.
Mrs. Pearl (Coke) Gilbert, of 4001 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, formerly of Judson Hill, Pa., on Tuesday, November 16, 1976 at Robert Packer Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there on Friday at 1 p.m.. the Rev. Don Winters officiating. Interment Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa. She is survived by husband, Harold M. Gilbert; daughter Mrs. Howard (Helen) Smith of Horseheads; granddaughter Mrs. Terry (Nancy) Arnold of Horseheads, several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Gilbert was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Horseheads where she had served as a Deaconess for over 12 years and Deaconess Emeritus for four years. She was a former employee of Bendix Corp.
Keith Hugh McKay, age 63, Mainesburg, Pa., January 14, 1977. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa., Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. Richard Williams officiating. Survived by four sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Clara) Every, South Waverly, Pa., Mrs. Mary Wilston RD No. 2, Troy, Pa., Mrs. Maxwell (Myrtle) Strange, Mainesburg, Pa., and Mrs. Thomas (Ruth) Tice , Mansfield, RD No. 1; two brothers, Ernest T. McKay and Harry T. McKay both of Mansfield, RD No 2. Formerly employed at the Novelty Works of Mansfield. Born Aug. 3, 1913 at Shunk, Pa., the son of Eugene and Dora Heess McKay.
John (Jack) Woodworth, age 75 of Mansfield, RD 2, Friday, March 20, 1974 at the Buffalo Veteran’s Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield Sunday evening 7 to 9. Funeral there Monday at 1 p.m. Rev. Theodore Gould officiating. Burial in Roseville Cemetery. Survived by wife, Joyce Soper Woodworth; two sons Donald of Elmira and Jack of Williamson, N.Y; one brother Donald of Detroit, Mich; four grandchildren. He was a 26 year employee of the Pennsylvania High Department retiring in 1959. Served on the Mexican Border in World War I; was prominent in Tioga County politics, having been a Republican; County Committeeman for many years. He was also Borough Councilman for Roseville and a School Director. Born Jan. 22, 1899 in Troy, Pa., son of Bert and Grace Walker Woodworth.
James R. Kelsey, 60, of 301 Franklin St., died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 1942 after an extended illness. He was a member of First Church of Christ, Disciples. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Florence Kelsey; three daughters, Mrs. Fred Williams, Mrs. John Kelsey and Mrs. Joseph Mallory all of Elmira; four grandchildren. Funeral at the Hagerman Funeral Home Thursday at 2 p.m. the Rev. H. A. Park officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
ELMER E. VAN VALKNER
The death of Elmer E. Van Valkner occurred at his home, north of this city in the town of Elmira, Monday afternoon. He is survived by his wife, one son, Winfield and one daughter Mrs. Muriel Reinbold, at home. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Carl McConnell officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn.
Kathryn Metarko, of 123 Main St., Blossburg, Pa., Monday , August 16, 1965. Body at family home 123 Main St., Blossburg, Pa. Prayer service there Thursday 9 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 9: 30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Blossburg, the Rev. Henry B. Korpusik. St. Mary’s Cemetery, Blossburg. Survived by sister, Joyce Metarko of Bradford, N.Y.; brothers, Theodore Metarko of Painted Post and Robert of Fort Jackson, SC. She was the daughter of Mary and the late Steven Metarko, a graduate of North Penn High School and the Manhattan Dental College, New York City, a dental assistant for 19 years for Dr. McMillan of Mansfield and a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Blossburg. Recreation of the Rosary Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Chauncey D. Wright, age 75, of Gillett, RD 1, Pa., Monday May 17, 1965. Body at Keister Funeral Home 1138 Broadway where friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 1 p.m., the Rev. L. C. Voorhees, Besley Cemetery, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. Survived by wife, Mrs. Bertha Wright, daughter, Mrs. Frederick Pierce of Pine City, Mrs. LaVern Alexander of Elmira, Mrs. Donald Shaffer of Wyalusing, Pa.; sons Chauncey J. Wright and H. Donald Wright both of Elmira, Walter Wright of Troy RD 3 and Albert and Richard Wright both of Binghamton, N.Y; sisters, Mrs. Cola Maynard of Gillett, Pa.; Mrs. Edward Hoagland and Mrs. Permelia Young both of Elmira; brother W. R. Wright of Binghamton; 16 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.