Tri County Clippings- Page One Hundred Eight
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Harold M. “Red” HAGER, Horseheads, NY, died October 13, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Born August 3, 1912 to Lillian and Martin Hager in Sylvania, PA, he was the youngest of two brothers and three sisters. He was employed for 38 years as manager of maintenance at General Electric Foundry and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. He is survived by his wife, Ann Frawley Hager, Bethany Courtyards in Horseheads, NY; children, Mary C. (Steve) Susch of Horseheads, NY, John (Linda) Hager of Liverpool, NY and Ken (Maria) Hager of Big Flats, NY; seven grandchildren; a surviving sister, Lillian Saxton of Troy, PA; many nieces and nephews; a cousin, Pearl Hager of Arizona. He was predeceased by daughter JoAnn (Gerald) Clark; brothers, Carl, Earl and Burton Hager; and sister, Ora Greenough. Private funeral services were held at Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads. Memorial donations may be sent to the Bethany Village Staff Sunshine Fund, 3005 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845
HAIGHT Millicent R. HOWELLS, 96, of Lehigh Manor Nursing Home, Allentown, PA, died March 24, 1999. She was born on July 6, 1902, daughter of Charles and Millicent Wright Haight. A graduate of Canton High School and Elmira Business School, she married Benjamin F. Howells of Elmira, NY in 1929. For 50 years, they resided in Nanticoke, PA where Mr. Howells published the Nanticoke Daily Press and later served as executive director of the Nanticoke Federal Housing Authority. Following her husband’s death in 1989, for six years, Mrs. Howells lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Dave and Julie Fluke at Laurel Lake, Columbia Cross Roads, PA. Mrs. Howells is survived by sons and a daughter, Benjamin Howells and Ellen of Allentown, PA, David Howells and Esther of Camarillo, CA, Roger Howells and Amelia of Nanticoke and Julie fluke and David of Columbia Cross Roads; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Helen Orhan, a longtime resident of Turkey and her brother, Fred Haight, formerly of Trout Run. Arrangements were made through a funeral home in Nanticoke, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Berrytown Wesleyan Church, RR 1, Box 2840, Gillett, PA 16925.
HAINES Peggy SPITZ, age 88, of Chambersburg, PA died Saturday, February 5, 2000 at Waterman Hospital in Eustis, FL. Mrs. Spitz was born October 21, 1911 in Jefferson, NY, the daughter of Wilbur and Anna M. (Stilwell) Haines. She was a homemaker and a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greencastle, PA. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Leonard J. Spitz, daughters, Lynn A. Spitz of Bellevue, WA, Marilea A. Geyer of Chambersburg, PA, Marian P. MacNett of Troy, PA, Sheryl A. Pletsch of Germantown, MND; sons, Raymord A. Spritz of Myrtle Beach, ASd Donald N. Spritz, Lexington, KY; several grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister. Funeral services were held at the Thomas Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg on February 11 with the rev. Bruck Dick Jr. and the rev. John E. Geyer officiating; burial was to be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens
Richard F. “Dick” HALL, 64, of Towanda, PA died Sunday, May 14, 1995 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born November 16, 1930 in Towanda, he was the son of the late Fred L. and Hattie Shults Hall. Dick was a graduate of Towanda High school class of 1948. He was employed by Citizens and Northern Bank for 45 years, retiring in February of 1993. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving in the Korean conflict. He was very active in Masonic bodies and was a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Evelyn Wheaton Hall; three children and three grandchildren; sisters and brothers; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held May 17 (4 pm) at the Towanda American Legion Post 42 according full military honors. Arrangements were by the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda. Memorials may be directed to the Towanda First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Masonic Hall Association, 100 Pine St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Richard F. Hall’s memory.
Willia S. HALL, 92, of Wilkes-Barre, PA, died Friday, August 24, 2001 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born April 6, 1909 in Bradford County he was the son of the late Robert and Edith Johnson Hall. He was the foster son of Andrew Whitehead. He was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1928, Wyoming Seminary School of Business and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Before retirement, he was employed as assistant vice president of First Eastern Bank for many years. He was an active member of the Firwood United Methodist church in Wilkes-Barre. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Mineralogical Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Wyoming Valley Historical Society. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Bertha W. Williams; son, Robert W. Hall, Glen Summit; a grand-daughter and several nieces; nephews of the Troy area. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Edythe Jane Hall. Funeral services were held August 27 at the Nat and Gawlas Funeral Home in Wilkes-Barre with his pastor, Rev. Bette Poe, officiating and interment to be in Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, August 30, 2001
STIRLING Barbara Hamlin Age 79, died on Monday, April 24, 2006. Born May 30, 1926, Barbara was the daughter of Ira and Florence Hamlin. She graduated from Southside High School and Syracuse University School of Nursing. She experienced declining health for many years, and most recently was a resident of the Lakeview Nursing Facility in Ithaca. Barbara was predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Richard and Alan. She is survived by her three children, Larry (Donna), Connie and Penny, two grandchildren, brother Ronald (Mary), sister-in-law Marjorie, several nieces and nephews. Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Thursday 04/27/06 at the Bangs Funeral Home. Burial to follow at East Lawn Cemetery
William Arthur HAMLIN, 82, of Ft. Myers, fL died Tuesday, October 24, 1995. Mr. Hamlin was a teacher in troy, PA for 35 years and served his community as president of the troy Lions Club, treasurer of the troy Volunteer Fire Department as a superintendent and session member of the First Presbyterian Church of troy. HE was a member of the Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church of Ft. Myers Beach. He was preceded in death by his first wife Marjorie and survived by his second wife, Dorothy; his children, Janet Harrison and husband, Raymond; Donald and his wife, Darcy; and Dale; grandchildren, Brett, Lindsay, Lauren and Amber; step-daughters, Margaret, Marion, Deborah and Suzanne. Private family services were to be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements were by Harvey-Englehardt Funeral Homes, Colonial Blvd., Chapel. Remembrances in his name may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of troy, Pa 16947 or The Chapel by the sea Presbyterian Church, Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931.
Eleanor HANSON, 69, of Troy, PA died on Monday, April 12, 1999 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Eleanor was born December 9, 1929 in Kingston, PA, the daughter of the late John and Lillian Linden Hanson. Eleanor had been a resident of Martha Lloyd Community Services in Troy since May 1940. She was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church. Eleanor enjoyed going on picnics, walking through perennial gardens and going on train rides. She is survived by her step-mother, Helen Hanson Sponholtz, Harvey’s Lake, PA; a brother, Robert Hanson of Dallas, PA; a sister-in-law, Shirley Hanson, Harvey’s Lake, PA; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Donald Hanson, Harvey’s Lake, PA. A private funeral service was held at the Disque Funeral Home in Dallas, PA with burial at Mt. Greenwood Cemetery, Trucksville, PA. Memorial services were held at Martha Lloyd Community Services on April 20. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Martha Lloyd Special Fund, 190 W. Main St., Troy, PA 16947. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, April 22, 1999
Ansel Robert HARKNESS, 83, of Hudson, MA died April 23, 2000. He was born June 17, 1916 in the Big Pond area, the son of Frank and Huldah Harkness. Ansel and his wife of 60 years have resided in Hudson for many years. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother Lee and two sisters, Ruth Wrisley and Alma Wrisley. He is survived by his wife Dolly; a daughter, Patricia Lange; and many nieces and nephews.
Donald James HARTFORD, 38k of Monroeton RR 1, PA died Thursday, July 15, 1999 following a motorcycle accidents on Rt. 414in Leroy Township. Born April 7, 1961 in Sayre, PA he was the son of Harland Hartford and the late Donna Parker Hartford. Donnie graduated from Athens High School, class of 1979. He worked at various places throughout the area. His most recent employment was with K.J. Transport, Farmington, NY. He was a member of the red Run Rod and Gun Club, Ralston. He is survived by his wife, Laura Barrett Hartford, at home; stepson, Cory J. Tucker at home; stepdaughter, Jamie C. Nelson of West Palm Beach, FL; his father and stepmother, Harland and Connie Hartford of Canton; his grandmother Leah Parker of Canton; two brothers; special friend, Teresa Mosher of Harrisburg, PA, numerous aunts, uncles, neieces, nephews and cousins. Donnie was predeceased by his mother, Donna Leah Parker Hartford; and a brother, Harland Lynwood Hartford. Memorial services were held July 18 at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with interment to be in West Hill Cemetery Shuck. Because of Donnie’s love for children, memorial donations may be directed to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, attn. Memorial Donor Program, First St. Jude’s Place Building, PO Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 18148-0552. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, July 22, 1999
Daniel Clair HASTINGS, 82, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3, PA, formerly of Woolrich, PA, died August 23, 1995 at his residence. He had resided in Columbia Cross Roads for the last year. He was born January 20, 1913 in Avis, PA, the son of the late George and Minnie Benner Hastings. Mr. Hastings was a member of the Wolrich United Methodist Church and had been employed with at the Woolrich Woolen Mills in the cutting department, retiring in June 1978 after 39 years of service. He is survived byhis wife of 56 years, the former Gladys Green; daughters, Mrs. Dean (Fleda) Fellinger of Chantilly, VA, Mrs. Robert (Beverly) Hunter of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. David (Barbara ) Lingle of Huntingtown, MD and Mrs. Geoffrey (Mary) Snyder of Gillett, PA; a sister, Esther Hastings of Lewisburg; four grandchildren. Funeral services were held August 24 at the Yost-Gedon funeral Home, 121 West Main St., Lock Haven, PA with the rev. Garry Zuber of the First Baptist Church in Troy officiating. Interment was to be in the rest Haven Memorial Park, Dunnstable Township, Clinton County, PA. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Woolrich United Methodist Church.
Eloise S. HAVEN, Troy, PA, age 87, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 3 at 11 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with calling hours from 10-11 am.
Gilbert A. HAWKINS SR., age 90, of Mainesburg, PA died March 28, 1998 at his residence. He was born April 7, 1907 in Del Rio, TX, the son of the late Kenneth Hawkins and Ethyl (Rever) Pierce. Gilbert was employed as a sea food chef at several restaurants in Guilford, CT. In his later years, he was a self employed master plumber in Stoney Creek and the Thimble Islands. In 1983 he retired to the slower pace of Dewey Hollow. Gilbert loved saltwater fishing and was a great conversationalist at the Kozy Kitchen in Troy, PA. Gilbert is survived by a son Gilbert (Maureen) Hawkins Jr. of Madison, CT and a daughter-in-law, Bernice Hawkins of Guilford, CT; 18 grandchildren and several great and great and great-great grandchildren; sister, Janet Mele of East Haven, CT; special granddaughter who looked after Gilbert, Laurie (Dale) Dunn of Towanda, PA; care giver, Connie McClure of Troy, PA and special friends Ned and Alice Joralemon of Sylvania, PA. Gilbert is predeceased by his wife Pearl (Newton) Hawkins, a daughter Janet Secondino, a son Charles Hawkins, a brother Richard Hawkins. Funeral services were held in Guilford with interment to be in Alder Brook Cemetery in Guilford, CT. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to Guthrie Home Health, RR 1, Towanda, PA 18848.
Charles E. HEASLEY. On the afternoon of Friday, July 27, 2001, Charles Edward Heasley, 66 of RR 2, Columbia Cross Roads, died quietly at his residence after a courageous battle with a prolonged illness. He was 66 years of age. Born in Clarion County community of Leeper, PA he was the son of Alfred and Marie (Stone) Heasley. Charles was a man familiar with hard work and long hours on the road. In earlier years, he was employed by various carnival companies and circuses. He also worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator. During the last 25 years of his employment, he worked as a truck driver, hauling milk and other foods products. But the long, hard hours never seemed to dim his smile or diminish his sense of humor. On Feb. 10, 1953, Charles was united in marriage to Sylvia Stone. Together, they raised seven sons and five daughters. He was a man extremely devoted to his family, sharing as much quality time as possible. He often took them camping and fishing at nearby Mt. Pisgah, long before it was developed into a park. When volunteers were sought to help clear the land for the present recreational area, Charles was among the first to offer his services, assisted by his entire household. Charles is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sylvia, at home; sons, Charles (Sharon) Heasley of Gillett, Clayton (Terry) Heasley of Okeechobee, FL, Carlton (Theresa) Heasley of Troy, Clinton (Betty) Heasley, Wellsburg, NY, Cameron Heasley of Columbia Cross Roads, Clifton (Dorothy) Heasley of Okeechobee, FL, Curtis (Lisa) of Gillett, daughters, Cynthia (Gerald) Slater of Ulster, Carolyn (Thomas) Walmsley of Granville Summit, Crystal (Thomas) Walker of Columbia Cross Roads, Cathlyn (Elmer) Walburn of Granville Summit, Cheryl (Kenneth) Stone of Gillett, brothers, Allfred Heasley of Pittsburg, CA, Roger Heasley of Mississippi, Thomas (Bonnie) Heasley of Ulster, David (Mona) Heasley of Elmira, NY; sisters, Donna (Ron) Anderson of Santa Fe, Texas, Phyllis (Norman) Bell of Nichols, NY; 40 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by sisters, Norma Jean Guiles and Anna Marie Price; sister-in-law, Betty Heasley; and brother-in-law, Glenn Guiles Sr. A memorial service will be conducted Thursday, Aug. 2 at 2 pm at Wetona United Methodist Church, with Pastor Stephen Edwards officiating. Interment will be private. Professional services have been enlisted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home of Canton.
Jerry Dean HEINZE, 18, of East Smithfield, PA died Sunday, October 3, 1999 at Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY. Born October 23, 1980 in Ft. Belvoir, VA, the son of James E. Heinze of Millersville, PA and Cinday A. Swan of Warwick, RI, he was a graduate of Athens Area High School and had started classes at Broome County Community College where he was studying mechanical engineering. He resided with his great-uncle, Fred Kellogg of East Smithfield. He is the grandson of Jan and Jerry Kellogg of East Smithfield and the late Ira and Edna Heinze of Leona, PA. He is survived by his parents; two sisters; a nephew, Cameron Dean Talada; and others.
Donald C. HILL, 76, of Windsor, NY died in his sleep Thursday, March 11, 1999 at home. Don’s wife was the former Daisy B. Fleming; Don and Daisy and their family lived in the Granville Summit, PA area for many years. He graduated from Troy High School. (His mother was Mrs. Kate Hill, now deceased. She lived in Troy and later married Burton Roberts.) He was a U.S. marine Corps veteran of WWII and was a member of the Operating Engineers Local and a retired employee of the Town of Windsor Highway Department. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Cherie Hill; daughters, Donna K. Kohlbach and Diane G. Molnar, all of Binghamton, NY; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife of 51 years, Daisy, he was predeceased by a grandson Daniel Kohlbach, a great-grand-daughter, Michelle Holbrook and two half-brothers, Lester and Clarence Roberts. Memorial services were held March 14 at the Boulevard United Methodist Church in Binghamton, NY with the Rev. Jerry J. halberd officiating. Arrangements were by Wm. R. Case & Son, Port Dickinson, NY. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice Program at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, 169 Riverside Dr., Binghamton, NY 13905
Walter K. HILL, age 41, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, formerly of Johnstown, Pa, died Tuesday, December 8, 1998 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born January 30, 1959 in Munich, Germany, a son of the late Walter F. will and Jeanne A. (Coyne) Will. Walter was a landscaper for Family Tree Services in New Florence, PA and belonged to Dale Borough Fireman’s Club. Walter is survived by his mother, Jeanne Will of Seward, PA; sister, Patricia J. Will of Johnston, PA; brothers, Alvin E. (Nancy) Will of Cookville, TN, Michael J. (Bernice) Will of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Richard Will of Johnstown, PA; nieces, Theresa Hunter, Alisa and Rebecca Will; nephews Michael Will Jr. In addition to his father, he is predeceased by brothers, Gilbert D. Will and John L. Will. A memorial mass was held December 14 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Johnstown with Father Harold Biller as celebrant and burial to be in Richland Cemetery, Richland Twp., PA. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.
Beverley F. HODDER of Macedon, NY, 55, died September 1, 1997 after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Raymond; daughter, Dawne (John) Swick; grandson, Scott Smith; sister Nancy (Allen “Shorty”) Palmer and several nephews. Funeral services were held at Payne & Murphy Funeral Home, Macedon on September 4. Donations may be made to Advent House or Sunset House.
Richard Dale HOFFMAN, age 70, of Tonawanda, NY, died Wednesday September 6, 2000 at his residence after a long illness. Born in Troy, PA, he had been a resident of Tonawanda for the past 39 years and was the son of the late Leonard and Burnest (nee Durfee) Hoffman. Mr. Hoffman was a US Army veteran serving in Korea during the Korean War and was also a US Air Force Veteran. He was a member of Tonawanda’s Post 264 American Legion and Salem United Church of Christ and the church choir. He had been employed by Lenox Furniture, Spaulding Fibre Co., Columbus McKinnon Corp. and Kingsbury Toy Co., retiring in 1992. He was an avid golfer and bowler. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Marilyn J. (nee Kartyas) Hoffman of Tonawanda; daughter, Christine J. Hoffman, Wilmington DE; a sister Janice Wilson of Mansfield, PA; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held September 9 at the Salem United Church of Christ in Tonawanda, NY with Rev. Alice McDermott officiating and burial to be in Elmlawn Cemetery, Tonawanda. Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith in the Future Campaign, c.o Salem United Church of Christ or to Hospice Buffalo Foundation, 225 Como Park Blvd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, September 14, 2000
E. Leroy HOPPAUGH, age 82, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA died February 24, 1999 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born on June 27, 1916 in Clifton, NJ, the son of the late Peter and Ethel (Apgar) Hoppaugh. Leroy attended Big Pond United Methodist Church. He was a member and Past Worshipful Master of Host Lodge #6, F & AM in Clinton, NJ, Leroy was a charter member and former chief of the Fairmount Volunteer Fire Company in Clifton, NJ. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed refinishing furniture. Leroy is survived by his wife, Elsie (Bonnet) Hoppaugh, at home; daughter, Jane (Rick) Carlsen-Stapleton of Sayre, PA; son, Raymond (Joann) Hoppaugh of Columbia Cross Roads; four grandchildren and one great-grandson; brothers, K. Adrian Hoppaugh of Califon, NJ, Ronald E. (Margaret) Hoppaugh of Vinton, VA; sister, Sylva H. (Carl) Burd of Califon, NJ; several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother, Allen Hoppaugh. Funeral services were held February 26 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. William Tillotson and Rev. Gail Mogel Tillotson officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond. Memorials may be directed to the Tri-Township Ambulance Association, c/o Diane Husted, RR 3, Box 75, Gillett, PA 16925.
Elwin L. HOOSE, 82, of Elmira, NY and formerly of Grover, PA died at home on Saturday, August 26, 2000. Elwin was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Grover. He played violin for the Bill Butler Orchestra and was a member of the Elmirans. Surviving Elwin are his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Hoose of Deming, NM and close friends, Roger and Carol Hickok and Marlene Vermilya of Canton, PA as well as nieces and nephews and many other friends. He was predeceased by his wife, the Rev. Wilma Barker Hoose, in 1993. Calling hours will be at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira in August 31 from 7-9 pm and Sept. 1 from 10-11 am followed by funeral services at 11 with the Rev. Jack Otto, formerly of the Ecumenical Church of Grover, officiating and interment to be at the convenience of the family
John HOSLEY, 84, a longtime resident of the Austinville and Troy, PA area died unexpectedly at Towanda Memorial Hospital Tuesday, February 17, 1998. A native of Montoursville, PA, he was the son of Fred P. and Effie O. (Williams) Hosley. Through out most of his working life John found employment with area farmers and sawmills. He worked as a sawyer for both the VanNoy and Cummings companies. He was a square dance called. John is survived by his nephew, Harry Coxhead of Austinville, PA; great-nephews, Jason R. Johnson of Liberty, PA, John (Shari) Coxhead of Troy RR 3 and Fred (Ruth) Coxhead of Liberty; and a niece, Sherrie (Glenn) Westerfer of Liberty. He was predeceased by his sister, Mildred Coxhead, in 1987. Memorial services were held February 19 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Troy, officiating and interment to be at the convenience of the family. Memorials in John’s name may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947.
HUGG Anna GEE, lifelong resident of Fassett, PA died Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at Arnot Ogden Medical center following an illness. Anna was born April 9, 1924 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late John F. and Alta R. King Hugg. Anna attended and was very active in the Fassett Baptist Church. She was a 57-year member of the American Baptist Women’s Organization and the Willing Workers Class. She was very active in the South Creek Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary where she was awarded “Lady of the Year” in 1982. Anna was involved in the Twin tiers Antique Car Club. Surviving is her husband of 58 years, Andrew Fred Gee; son and daughter-in-law, Andrew “Doc” and Susan Gee of Wellsburg, NY; daughters and son-in-law, Darlene Gee-Woodfin of Pine City, NY and Gail and Jerry Geiger of Binghamton, NY; grandchildren, Andrea Gee of Orlando, FL, Karyn Gee and Jennifer Gee of Elmira, NY along with grand-granddaughter Morgan Leonberger; a step-brother, Russell Jessup; a step-sister-in-law, Velma Jessup; several nieces and nephews. Anna was predeceased by her step-father William Jessup; a brother, James Hugg; step-brothers, George and Francis Jessup; a step-sister, Laura Alexander and an aunt, Blanche King. Funeral services were held September 18 at the Caywood Funeral Home in Southport, NY with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating. Memorial services were also held by South Creek Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary. Memorial donations may be directed to the Fassett Church Memorial Fund, RR 2, Box 92, Gillett, PA 16925 in Anna’s memory.
HUGHES Irma R. HAWKINS, 95, died on Sunday, July 26, 1998, while residing a Bradford County Manor. She was 95. Born in Philadelphia on March 25, 1903, she was the daughter of John J. and Hilda (Schofield) Hughes. Young Irma had a most pleasant childhood on the hilly streets of their Manayunk neighborhood; stick ball, hop scotch, gathering chips of ice from the back of the ice wagon and swimming in the canal . The Irish immigrant father was employed as a motorman with the trolley system, thus providing the family with a more reliable income than many of their neighbors. He taught his children the importance of responsibility, and when young Irma left school she found employment with a local paper box factory. In later years Irma worked as a nurse/companion for both children and the elderly, sharing her love and skills as a caregiver and nurturing her own family as well. By the late 1970’s time was catching up with her and Irma retired from professional caregiving to pursue a quieter life in Bradford County. She resided for many years at the Hillcrest Apt. in Troy. She resided for many years at the Hillcrest Apt. in Troy. She remained active, however, with her baking, crocheting, reading and walking. Irma’s was also an avid traveler throughout the U. S. and Mexico. She was a woman who took great pride in the accomplishments of her family. Irma is survived by a son, William E. Hawkins, Jr., of Troy, grandsons, Robert Burns and David Bell, and granddaughter, Maryanne Bell Benson, all of San Diego, Calif., great-granddaughter Anita May of canton, great-grandsons Alexander benson and Matthew Bell of San Diego, special friends Hilda Aumick, Jerri and Carlton Hewitt, Katherine Hicks and all of the folks at Hillcrest Apts. She was preceded in death by brothers Edward and Joseph, sisters Bertha and Hilda, daughter Barbara Solberg, son Ronald Hawkins and dear friend Mary Mauritson. In accordance with Mrs. Hawkins’s wishes there will be no calling hours or services. Those wishing to remember Irma may do so with contributing to a charity of their choice. Professional services have been entrusted to Vickery Funeral Home of Troy.
“Wetona” by Judy Sargeant The community was deeply saddened by the loss of Karen HUNTINGTON, who died last week at the U. of PA Hospital in Philadelphia. The prayers and sympathy of many friends are with her family.
ISBELL Elizabeth I. FINNERTY, age 90, of RR 2, Columbia Crossroads, PA died Friday, December 19, 1997 at home. She was born August 23, 1907 the daughter of Leslie and Floy (Hoffman) Isabell. She was a member of the Columbia cross Roads United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Luthers Mills Mayflower Grange. Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 60 years, James Finnerty; children, Shirley (Ron) Mix of RR 1, Canton, PA, Richard “Dick” (Sharon) Finnerty of RR 2, Columbia Crossroads, PA, James (Mary) Finnerty of Billings, Montana; five grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren 2 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Alton Isabell of Saco, PA, James Isabell of RR 1, Towanda, PA; half-brothers, Alfred Isbell of Rome, PA, Clifford Isbell of Saco, PA and Clarence Isbell of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; sister-in-law, Bertha Isbell of RR 1, Towanda, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by daughter, Ada Marie Finnerty; grandson, Bradley Robson; sister, Blanche Sheridan; and brother, Floyd Isbell. Friends may call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Troy, PA on Tuesday, December 23, 1997 from 10 to 11 am. Funeral services will be at the funeral home immediately following at 11:00 am with the Rev. Mark Brower, Pastor of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Madigan Cemetery, Luthers Mills, PA. Memorials may be directed to Guthrie Home Care, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.
IVES Florence DOBBINS, age 63, of Canton, PA died on Monday, June 4, 201 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA. She was born on January 9, 1938, a daughter of Irving and the late Ida (Schwartz) Ives. Florence is survived by her sons, Corey Dobbins of Towanda, PA, David Dobbins of Caldwell, NJ, Paul and Michael Dobbins of NJ; daughter, Deborah (Edward) McGhee of Canton, PA and three grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions in Florence’s name may be directed to the 700 Club c/o Rev. Pat Robertson.
Carlyle “Duane” JOHNSTON, age 56, of RR 2, Troy, PA died on June 16, 2000 at home. He was born on June 15, 1944 in Canton, PA, the only son of the late Floyd and Marie (Johnston) Blaney. He is survived by his son, Vernon W. Johnston of Troy, PA; and daughter, Tammy H. Johnston of Mansfield, PA; In addition to his parents, Duane is predeceased by his stepfather, Vernon Wilson. Memorial services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in troy on June 21 with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Troy, Canton Street, Troy, PA 16947
“Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, October 14, 1999
Harry (Junior) JOHNSTON died Sunday, October, 10, 1999 at Troy Community Hospital. Junior, a familiar figure in troy as he toured the town in his electric wheelchair was one of the first patients admitted to the Hospital’s Ventilator Management Program. Born September 3, 1930, Junior was raised in the town of Wayland, NY where he was stricken with polio at the age of 13 months. Prior to entering the ventilator Program at TCH, he was tax collector in Wayland for a number of years. He also volunteered as a scorekeeper for the local Little League and was an honorary member of the Wayland Fire Department. An avid Buffalo Bills football fan, he enjoyed traveling to their home games in earlier years. An outgoing man, Junior had a container attached to his wheelchair that was kept filled with candy to be shared with everyone, especially little children. At Christmas he grew a beard, donned his red sweatshirt and Santa hat to play Santa as he passed out candy canes. A personal computer in his room kept him connected to his friends and the world. Junior once said about being a polio victim, “It’s better that I got the disease when I was younger than when I was older. I didn’t have to bear the loss or get used to it.” Junior’s sister, Catherine, remembers him as a very friendly person and he certainly continued that trait while living the past eight years in Troy. There will be a “Conservational Celebration of Life” memorial service for Junior on Friday, October 15 at 2:30 pm in the Hospital Conference Room. All are invited and anyone who wishes may share a brief memory of how Junior touched their lives.
JONES Al - Flags at half mast on Wellsboro streets 4th of July. It was in honor of Al Jones, longtime member of the Mansfield Fire Department and Chief since 1948. Killed in truck accident Sunday morning in Jersey Shore. Mansfield will miss Al Jones so will Wellsboro and all of Tioga Co. “Wellsboro Gazette,” July 7, 1966
JONES Neavin A. Neavin was carried to heaven by the holy angels to join his great-grandparents on Monday, April 24, 2006. Neavin survivors include his parents, Mark Jones and Rebecka Miller of Horseheads, NY; sisters, Kieran, Victoria and Natalie Jones of Horseheads; brother, Ziah Jones of Horseheads; paternal grandparents, Mark Jones and Pamela Ramsey; maternal grandparents, Teshia Miller and Dave Merritt; paternal great-grandmother, Evelyn Jones; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Neavin was predeceased by his paternal great-grandparents, Byron and Amy Case and Clarence Jones; maternal great-grandparents, Joseph and Veronica Loudenslager and Russell Miller. There will be a private service held at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home at the convenience of the family.
JONES Richard “Rick” Allen Jones, 44, formerly of Mansfield, died unexpectedly at Yuma Hospital on Monday, Oct. 7, 2002. Born April 6, 1958, he was the son of Alfred and Della Welch Jones. He served in the United States Army and worked for the Yuma Proving Grounds Fire Department and Yuma City Department as a firefighter and paramedic. Surviving are his wife, Tina, of Yuma, Ariz.; daughters, Cassandra and Cory; son, Richard Jr., all of Yuma; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Arnold Brion of Mansfield; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Barbara Jones of Rochester, NY; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Yuma Mortuary Chapel, Yuma, Ariz. Burial was in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, Ari\z. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Fire Department in memory of Rick and Alfred Jones for their many years of service in their fire departments. Oct. 16, 2002 May be from “The Gazette,” Wellsboro
JONES Roy - CO-EXECUTORS’ NOTICE Letters Testamentary on the estate
of Roy Jones, late of Wells Township, Bradford county, PA, who died June 9,
1998 having been granted the undersigned, notice is hereby given that all
persons indepted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment and all
persons having claims against it must present them duly authenticated for
settlement. R. Jeffrey Jones RR #3 Box 289 Wellsboro, PA 16901;
Deborah L. Morgan RR 2 Box 43 Millerton, PA 16936; Alan L. Jones RR 2 Box
51J Millerton, PA 16936; CO-EXECUTOR Branny, Williams, Caldwell & Sheetz
Attorneys at Law
111 West Main Street Troy, PA 16947
Josephine KAISER, 63, of West Main Street, Troy, PA, died on Saturday, April 24, 1999 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Josie was born on December 16, 1935 in New York City, NY , the daughter of the late Albert and Lucille Daggett Kaiser. Josie was a resident of Martha Lloyd Community services in Troy since June 1968. She attended Granville Center Church of Christ. She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Joy Kaiser of Anna Maria, FL and several nieces and nephews. Burial took place in Proctor, VT. Memorial services were held May 3 at Martha Lloyd Community Services. Donations may be made to the Martha Lloyd Special fund, 190 W. Main St., Troy, PA 16947
KEELER Gladys Geraldine (Keeler) HARKNESS, age 88, of Troy, PA died at home on Thursday July 25, 2002. She was born on March 2, 1914 in East Smithfield a daughter of the late Frank and Linnie (Cleveland) Keeler. Mrs. Harkness worked for the Troy School District in the school cafeteria, retiring in 1978. Gladys was member of the East Troy Baptist Church and a volunteer at the Bradford County Library. Mrs. Harkness is survived by her children and their spouses: Judy and LaRue Thorp of Troy and Sandra and Duane Mattocks of Leroy; Doug and Connie Harkness of Kansas City, KS, David and Barb Harkness of Elmira, NY, Don and Deb Harkness of Louisville, NC Dean and Kari Harkness of Rosewood, OH, thirty-one grandchildren and spouses; twenty-seven great grandchildren; a sister, Gertrude Harris of Florida and sister-in-law Eleanor Harkness of Otesgo, NY. In addition to her parents, Gladys was predeceased by her husband Clarence R. Harkness in 1985 and brothers, Merritt Keeler and Willard “Pete” Keeler. Funeral services were held Sunday July 28, at the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc. in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 or Bradford Co. Library RR 3 Troy, PA 16947.
KEHRER Edith MCGEE AYERS, age 87, of the Highlands Care Center, Laporte, PA died on Monday, June 4, 2001 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. She was born on March 26, 1914 in Philadelphia, PA, the adopted daughter of the late Raymond and Ellen Kehrer. Edith was baptizaed at All Saints Chapel in Philadelphia, PA on May 3, 1914. She graduated in 1931 from St. Agnes Convent in Towanda, PA. Edith was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, PA and St. Peter & Paul’s Catholic Church, Towanda, PA. She is survived by her sons, James Raymond (Shirley) McGee and Joseph Patrick (Julie) McGee Jr. both of Towanda, PA; daughters, Ann (Ted) Tilly of Arnot, PA, Teresa (Larry) Bailey of Millerton, PA and Mary Ellen (Richard) Allen of Towanda, PA; 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Edith is predeceased by her first husband, Joseph Partick McGee Sr.; second husband, Gerald T. Ayers; and son, John Joseph McGee in August 1962. a mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter & Paul’s Catholic Church, Towanda, PA on Thursday, June 7 (10:30 am) with the Rev. Ron Hughes officiating and burial at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions in Edith’s name may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17710 or to a charity of one’s choice.
KENDALL Marceil HAIGHT, 69, of Troy RR 3 PA died at home April 14, 1999. She was born in Sylvania, PA on September 10, 1929, a daughter of the late Austin and Dorothy (Schucker) Kendall. Marceil was a member and treasurer of the East Troy Baptist Church. She was employed as an office manager for over twenty years for Dr. John Rushin of Canton, PA, retiring in 1992. Prior to working for Dr. Rushin, Marceil was a librarian at Troy Area High School. She enjoyed traveling and repairing bookbinding for libraries, churches and friends. Arceil is survived by her husband of 43 years, Floyd H. Haight of Troy, PA; children, Daniel E. (Elizabeth) Haight of Columbia Cross Road, PA, James R. (Beatrice) Haight of Cowlesville, NY, Richard A. Haight of Millerton, PA; Lois (Ronald) Seymour of Gillett, PA; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Maurice “Buzz” (Phyllis) Kendall, formerly of Canton, PA; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Nancy E. Boyle. Memorial services were held April 24 at the east Troy Baptist Church with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Contributions may be directed to the East Troy Baptist Church, RR 3, Troy, PA 16947 or the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport (A 17701. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, April 22, 1999
KENDRICK - FROST Mrs. Gead Kendrick announces the marriage of her daughter Nina Belle Kendrick to Arthur E. Dixon of Rixford, NY, Thursday, Dec. 23, at the home of Mr. And Mrs. James Frost. The ceremony was performed by Rev. James Tampt. The bride gown was blue crepe messaline, Her traveling dress was dark blue. After the ceremony a delicious dinner was served by Mrs. Frost. Mr. And Mrs. Nixon will make their home at Johnson City. They are the recipients of many beautiful gifts of silverware, china and linen. “Wellsboro Agitator,” July 27, 1927
Harold E. KENNEDY SR., 82, of Roaring Branch RR 1, PA, died April 10, 2000 at the Troy Community Hospital. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced by the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton
John E. KEPNER, 46, of Ulster RR 2, PA, died Saturday, October 14, 2000 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born November 29, 1953 in Waverly, NY the son of Donald and Joyce Rogers Kepner. He graduated from Athens High school in 1971 and was formerly employed at Osram Sylvania for 23 years. He is survived by his wife of four years, Trudy, at home; his mother and her husband, Joyce and Chuck Webster, Sun City West, AZ; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Frank Nero of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Anne Kepner of Athens, PA; four grandchildren; four sisters and two brothers. He was predeceased by his father, Donald, in 1982. Arrangements were by the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens, PA.
KILGORE Esther WARNER, age 89, of Jonesville, SC died Friday, October 16, 1998 in Wallace Thomson Hospital after a short illness. Esther was born in Gillett, PA on July 15, 1909, a daughter of the late Enoch A. and Louise Roy Kilgore. She was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church. Esther was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William A. (Jane) Peay of Jonesville, SC (258 New Hope Church Road); four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 19 at Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel with the Rev. Scott Petry and the Rev. Jim Spencer and interment to be at Unity Cemetery in Fort Mill.
Josephine KLEIN, 61, of Troy, PA died February 29, 2000. Memorial services were held at the Allen F. Pierce Fitness Center at Martha Lloyd Community Services on March 2. Arrangements were by the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home Inc. of Allentown, PA.
KOSER Marcia F. BALLARD, 24, OF Lindley, NY died Wednesday, May 10, 1995 at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Marcia graduated form Troy High school in 1989 and attended Messiah College in Grantham, PA. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Jobs Corners, PA. She is survived by her husband, Jeff Ballard of Lindley, NY; her parents, Thomas C. and Jean Koser of Millerton, Pa and David and Karen Ballard of Lindley, NY; brothers, Duane L. Koser of Millerton, PA, Dean L. Koser and fiancé Christina Gee of Millerton; nephew, Brandon Koser of Millerton. Memorial services were held at the Canton Bible Chapel in Caton, NY on May 14 with interment to be in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Calvary Baptist Church, Pumpkin Hill Road, Jobs Corners, PA or the Ronald McDonald House, 333 Westmoreland Drive, Rochester, NY 14620.
Joseph S. KOWALICK, age 81, of Troy, PA died Monday, April 20, 1998 at the Troy community Hospital, Troy, PA. He was born July 29, 1916 in Great Meadows, NJ, the son of the late John R. and Frances (Yurkiewicz) Kowalick. Mr. Kowalick, along with his family, owned and operated their family farms in Warren County and Sussex County, NJ on which they grew vegetables for many years. He retired in 1968 and moved to Troy in 1972 Joseph was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Troy, PA and the National Trapper Association. Mr. Kowalick was a well known fur trader. Joseph is survived by his wife of 55 years, Helen (Szyszko) Kowalick of Troy; son, Edward J. (Varilyn) Kowalick of Newton, NJ; daughter, Evelyn B. Kowalick of troy, PA; granddaughter, Terry Lynn (Michael) Davidson of Maplewood, NJ; a great-granddaughter. He is predeceased by his sister, Margaret H. Hirko and brother-in-law, John M. Hirko. A Mass of Christian Burial was conducted at St. John’s Catholic Church in Troy on April 24 with Father Louis T. Kaminski, celebrant. A service of committal was held in Pequest Union Cemetery, great Meadows, NY with the Rev. Robert J. Ascolese officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947.
KRAUSS Barbara D. RAYMOND, age 65, of Columbia Cross Rds., PA died December 27, 1999 at home. She was born December 8, 1933 in Kraussdale, PA, a daughter of the late Oliver E. and F. Ruth (Weaver) Krauss. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, William W. Raymnd at home; sons, Laurence W. (Cheryl) Raymond of Columbia Cross Rds., PA, Michael J. Raymond of Elmira, NY, Jeffery L. (Maria) Raymond of Virginia Beach, VA; daughter, Marcia L. (Brian) Wakely of Columbia Cross Roads; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren; brothers, Bruce C. (Winifred) Krauss of Columbia Cross Roads; Oliver E. (Hattie) Krauss Jr. of Ulster, PA; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on December 31 with the Rev. George W. Durie officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4Bk, Staten Island, NY 1035 or the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810.
KRISE Shirley M. RABOLD, 63, of Myerstown, PA died September 24, 2001 at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, PA. She was born November 7, 1937 in Granville Summit, PA, a daughter of the late Kenneth W. and Hazel I. Walburn Krise. She was employed by the Valley Forge Flag Co. in Womelsdorf, PA for 19 years and had retired July 3, 201. She attended Roaring Branch United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Women of the Moose Club in canton and a life member of the Mount Aetna Fire Col. She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Clarence H. Rabold (108 W. Carpenter Ave., Myerstown); daughters, Deborah Mead of Canton, PA, Lisa Mead of Monroetown, PA, Sheila (Steven) Mead of Roaring Branch, PA and Bobbie Jo Vroman of Canton; sons, Daniel Vroman Jr. of Canton, PA and Kevin Vroman of Mainesburg, PA; two step-sons; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, ernest Krise of Troy, PA, Dale and Brad Krise of Canton, PA and James Krise of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Leroy Krise. Funeral services were held October 1 at the Grose Funeral Home in Myerstown, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 1031 Guilford Street, Lebanon, PA 17046.
LAMBERT Bettie Tindall PECKHAM, 63, wife of Daniel E. Peckham, died of cancer September 10, 1995 at home in Rockville, MD. She was born in Grenada, MS and graduated from Robert E. Lee High school in Columbus, MS in 1951. She them moved to Washington and worked in the Agency for International Development until her marriage to Peckham in 1955. For the next 22 years, she accompanied her husband, a naval officer, on various assignments in the United States and Canada. In 1978 she was employed in the Personnel Office of the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service and served as the Training Officer until her retirement in 1988. Since settling in Manor Country Club, Rockville, MD in 1973, she was devoted to raising children and participating in Church activities. She was a member of Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church, Olney, MD. She and her husband, a 1950 graduate of Troy High school, recently attended his 45th class reunion. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Daniel E. Peckham (4701 Great Oak Rd., Rockville, MD 10835); children, Donna Watson of Virginia Beach, VA, Amy Rubino of Annapolis, MD and Michael Peckham of Germantown, MD; five grandchildren; her mother, Lottie Lambert of Asheville, NC; three sisters and three brothers; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church, Emory Church Road, Olney, MD 10832 or Montgomery Hospice Society, 1450 Research Blvd., Rockville, MD 10850,
Alan E. LAMONT, 70, of Conyngham, PA died June 7, 2001 at the Weinburg House in Hazleton, PA after a lengthy illness. Born in Canton, PA he was the son of the late Ralph and Verna Rockwell LaMont. He was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1949 and Lafayette College in 1953. He was owner and president of Abutco Plastics until his retirement. Surviving him are his former wife, Barbara Ashworth LaMont with whom he resided; sons, mark A. Lamont of Hamilton Parish, Bermuda and Alan Jr. of Rochester, NY; daughter, Marcy LaMont Skillman of Seattle, WA; and one grandson. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Conyngham Branch of the Hazleton Public Library.
LATHROP Beatrice L. FOSTER, 74, of Townsend, DE and formerly of Troy, PA died Friday, May 12, 1995 in Delaware. She was born on July 8, 1920, a daughter of Earl and Lena Lathrop. Mrs. Foster was a homemaker most of her life and also worked several places as a practical nurse. She is survived by her husband, Phillip Foster; a daughter, Mrs. William (Carol) Miller of Townsend (217 Fleming Landing Road, 19734); two grandsons and one great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Myers (Louella) Swain of troy. Arrangements were handled in Delaware.
Lawrence Albert LATHROP died September 2, 2000. He was the son of Edward and Sara Lathrop, Troy Township, PA. He grew up in Granville Center and graduated from Troy High in 1941 where he was in the FFA and won the Keystone Award. He was head herdsman on a farm in Vermont for many years. While there he married Phyllis Ordway in 1847. He later moved to Whitesville, NY where he owned and operated his own farm. He sold his farm and moved to South Dansville, NY where he worked for the Foster Wheeler Company and retired from same. After retirement he sold cemetery monuments and also maintained several cemeteries in the area. He was preceded in death by his son Dwight and also his wife Phyllis. He is survived by his son David and wife Linda; grandchildren, Nicole, Erin, and Amy; one great-granddaughter; brothers, Carl and Harold Lathrop and sisters, Ina Jackson and Erma Wagner.
Charles A. LAUDENSLAGER, 84, a lifelong resident of the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997. Born July 8, 1912 in Wheelerville, PA, he was one of the 13 children of Simon and Martha Crawford Laudenslager. He worked as a coal miner, a foundry worker at Ward Foundry and as a logger. He became permanently disabled when struck by a falling tree. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Florence Bianchi, at home; sons, Charles Jr. of Greenville, SC, Stanley of Jersey Shore, PA, Arthur of Canton, PA and Paul of Greensville, SC; daughters, Mary Havens of Troy, PA, Susan Meuse of Linden, PA, Barbara Singerland of Troy, Rose Shadduck of Shunk, PA, Ruth Laudenslager of Troy, Debra Frederick and Nettie Morgan of Canton and Esther Smith of Cogan Station; 46 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; a sister Elizabeth Chaapel of Syracuse, NY and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by children, Bertha, Frank and Jake Laudenslager, Beverly Cox and Shirley Spencer. Funeral services were held at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on March 7 with the Rev. Bill Romig, pastor of the Calvary Alliance Chapel, officiating and interment to be in the Pennsdale Cemetery, Trout Run, PA
LAUDENSLAGER Debra K. FREDERICK, 42, of Canton, PA died Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at home following a courageous battle with cancer. Debbie was born October 1, 1956 in Blossburg, PA. She was a daughter of the late Charles and Florence Bianchi Laudenslager. Surviving are her husband, William “Bill” at home; daughters and their fiancés, Becky Frederick and Roger Riddle and Jennifer Frederick and Kenny Stowell; a daughter, Billy Jo Frederick; a special granddaughter, Kerstin; sisters and their spouses, Mary (LaRue) Havens of Troy, PA, Sue (Bill) Meuse of Williamsport, PA, Barbara (Bob) Singerland of Troy, Rose (Donnie) Shadduck of Shunk, PA, Ruth Laudenslager of Troy; Nettie (Tom) Morgan of Canton, Esther Smith of Bellefonte, PA; brothers and their spouses, Charles (Helen) Laudenslager of SC, Stanley Laudenslager and Arthur Laudenslager, both of Williamsport, Paul (Wendy) Laudenslager of Roaring Branch; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Debbie was preceded in death by brothers, Jake and Frank Laudenslager and sisters, Bertha Laudenslager, Beverly Cox and Shirley Spencer. Funeral services were held June 26 at the Pepper Funeral Home with the Rev. Herbert Eby, pastor of the Wheelerville Mennonite Church, officiating and interment to be in the Pennsdale Cemetery, Lewis Twp., PA. In Debbie’s memory, the family suggests that memorial donations be directed to a fund to help benefit Debbie’s children, c/o Debra Frederick Memorial Fund, RR 1, Box 254, Troy, PA 16947. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, June 24, 1999
LEASURE Florence Leasure BOVIER, 100 died Sunday 2002 at the Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly, NY following a period of declining health. Florence was born on December 10, 1901 in Nichols, NY, a daughter of the late Eugene A. and May (Ellsworth) Leasure. She graduated from Lowell’s Business School in Binghamton, NY and worked for two years for New York Life Insurance Co. in Binghamton. She then worked in the family business, Leasure’s Family Store in Nichols, NY; after marriage she and her husband operated the store for 25 years. Mrs. Bovier was the oldest member of the Nichols United Methodist Church and of Eastern Star Chapter 175. Florence is survived by her sisters-in-law Eudora Bovier of Big Pond, PA and Norma Bovier of Towanda, PA; many nieces and nephews, among them Tom Bovier and family of Boca Raton, FL several friends in the Nichols community. She was predeceased by her husband Ned in 1991. A celebration of Florence’s life was to be held September 4 (11 am) at the Nichols United Methodist Church with the Rev. Val M. Rommel officiating. Arrangements were by the Cooley Family of Sutfin funeral Chapel in Nichols, NY.
Bryce H. LEE, 69, of Rotterdam, NY, died suddenly on Sunday, January 18, 1998 at Ellis Hospital. Mr. Lee was born in Terry Township. He was in the US Marine Corps for 22 years, a veteran of Vietnam retiring in 1970. He then worked at GE as a grinder for 19 years, retiring in 1988. Survivors include his wife Doris McLinko-Lee; daughters, Sharon Guthinger of Schenectady, NY and Terri Fields of Rotterdam; a son, Tracy Lee of Troy; a stepson Lynn McLinko of Towanda; a stepdaughter, Lou Ann McGuire of Towanda; three brothers and five sisters; four grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Lee, in 1989. Funeral services were held in the Schenectady area with interment to be in the Schenectady Memorial Park Cemetery.
Loron W.“Bud” LEONARD JR., 75, of Christiana, PA died Sunday, April 9, 2000 at Harrison House in Christiana, PA, following a lengthy illness. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Loron W. Sr. and Lilliam B. Burdorg Leonard. “Bud” graduated from Troy High school in 1943. Leonard was a milk sanitarian for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and managed the former Christiana Milk Producers Co. He retired from the Atlantic Dairy Cooperative in 1990. Earlier he ran a dairy farm in Troy. He managed a milk plant in Columbia Cross Roads and then managed Troy Equipment, Troy. A US Army veteran of World War II he was a member of Gap Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7418. He was married 37 years on August 25 to Ramona V. Vanderpool Leonard; his first wife, Mary C. Jackson Leonard, died in 1960. Surviving in addition to his wife are his daughters, Gloria J., wife of Jose Estrada of State College, PA and Carol A., wife of John R. Dyer of Christiana; sons, David W., husband of Charlotte L. Townsley Leonard of Parkesburg, PA, Steven T. of Lancaster and Wayne E. husband of Connie Coolbaugh of New Providence; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Johnson of Beachwood, NJ and Ruth, wife of Donald Leslie of Lower Gwynedd; and a brother, Fred, Husband of Vivian Leonard, Merion Station, PA.
“Jake” Francis LINDLEY, 82, of Athens, PA died Thursday, September 25, 1997 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born February 26, 1915 in Towanda, PA, the son of William and Sally Litzelman Lindley. He was a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre and a member and past president of the South Waverly Borough Council. He resided in South Waverly most of his married life. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Alma, presently residing at the Bradford County Manor; his daughter and son-in-law, Mitzie and Randy Mohn of Troy, PA; his sons and daughters-in-law, Art and Cynthia Lindley of McQueeney, TX and Bill and Vicki Lindley of Hunlock Creek, PA; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre with the Rev. Benjamin Lentz officiating. Arrangements were by the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens. Troy Gazette Register
LINGERIS Richard H., Sr. formerly of Galeton Age 57 of Knoxville, PA, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006. Friends may call at the Pine Creek Immanuel Baptist Church, Watrous, on Sunday, April 30th from 1 to 2 p.m. with a Memorial Service following at 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Pine Creek Immanuel Baptist Church, c/o Anita Clifton, 45 Sherman St., Galeton, PA 16922, or to church supported missions - envelopes will be available at the service. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA.
Richard L. LOGGINS, age 48, of Columbia cross Roads, PA died Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. He was born in Albuquerque, NM on June 30, 1949, a son of the late Louis A. and Gladys E. (Henson) Loggins. Richard was an Army veteran having served in the Vietnam War and in germany. He was the recipient of four bronze stars during his Vietnam tour. Dick was a former member of the former Wyalusing Volunteer EMS and held state certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. He was employed as an electronics mechanic at Toshiba Display Devices, Elmira, NY. He also did free-lance computer consulting and was the author of several computer related materials. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Andrea Skvasik Loggins; a son, Christopher Loggins of Canton, PA; a daughter, Susan Loggins at home; brothers, Gerald Loggins of Tehachapi, CA and Carleton Loggins of Pleasanton, CA; grandchildren, Amanda Loggins and Matthew Castro. Mr. Loggins was predeceased by brothers, cecil and Billy Loggins and a sister, Muriel Smith. Graveside services were held February 2 in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY where full military honors will be accorded. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Loggins’ name to The Veterans of the Vietnam War, 760 Jumper Road, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702.
L. Emily LONG
Native of Troy, died unexpectedly last Friday afternoon, March 27, 1942, from a heart attack, in the Masonic Home, Elizabethtown, Pa., where she had made her home for the past twenty years. She was the daughter of the late Horace and Mary Long and, until she went to Elizabethtown, had always lived in Troy. Her father operated Long’s Mill, just East of Troy for many years. Her only survivors are cousins, Mrs. John E. Snedeker, Troy, and Harry M. Cleaver, New York, who with Mrs. Snedeker attended the funeral on Monday in Elizabethtown. Burial was also there beside her mother.
LOVELL Stella M Ayers Stella M. 61, of Tioga, PA, died April 21, 2006 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born February 9, 1945 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Lewis and Gladys Kio Lovell. Stella was an active member of the Tioga Volunteer Firemen's Auxiliary, the Women of the Moose, Chapter 60 of Wellsboro, and had volunteered at Red Cross Blood Drives and Army Corps of Engineer clean-up days. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Lawrence; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry of Tioga, PA, Joe and Darlene of Lawrenceville, PA, Rusty of Tioga, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Manu Parssinen of Ylinen, Finland; a brother, Lester Lovell of Jersey Shore, PA; five sisters, Ceal Pierce of Westfield, PA, Ruth Kennedy of Germania, PA, Leona Huggler of Harrison Valley, PA, Josie Woodard in FL, Edie Lockamy of East Berlin, PA; four grandchildren, Brittany and Yoland Ayers, Matthew Seeley, and Joel Parssinen. She was predeceased by siblings, Walt and Vick Lovell, Charlotte Hurd, Joann Young, and Fran Robinson. There will be no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, with Rev. Harry Colegrove officiating. Memorial contributions in Stella's memory may be made to the Tioga Volunteer Firemen's Auxiliary, PO Box 141, Tioga, PA 16946.
G. William LUSTY, 81, of Amagansett, NY died Wednesday, September 13, 1995. On April 10, 1946 he marred Doris V. Greenough, daughter of LaVerne and Gertrude VanHorn Greenough of Troy, PA. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Thomas and William and daughter, Susan. One sister, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survived. The funeral service was held on Sunday, September 17 in Sag Harbor, NY.
LYMAN Stacy Lee Lyman KENT, 35, of Milton, WV, formerly of Columbia Cross Roads, PA died Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at Putnam General Hospital after a long illness. She was born on August 1, 1967 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of Donald A. and Kay Canfield Lyman. She graduated from Mansfield High School, received her BS from IUP and her master’s degree in business from Carnegie mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. She was a self-employed insurance consultant. Stacy is survived by daughters, Kathleen Lauren Kent and Amber Kristine Kent, both of Glenwood, WV; mother, Kay C. Lyman of Mansfield, PA and father, Donald Lyman, Columbia Cross Roads, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Jeffery and Patty Lyman of Columbia, MD; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brother, Todd W. Lyman. Memorial services will be held September 7 at 7:00 pm at the Mainesburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield. Contributions in Stacy’s name may be made to the Mainesburg United Methodist Church, c/o Dora Tice, 427 Tice Road, Mainesburg, PA 16932.
John Maher Aged 68, former resident of Troy for many years, died Tuesday, May 16, 1950, in the Municipal Hospital, Philadelphia. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Kelley, Tuckerton, N. J.; Mrs. John McKenna, Sayre; three brothers - James Maher, Denver, Col.; William Maher, Buffalo, N. Y.; and Francis Maher, Philadelphia. Burial was in the West Laurel Hill cemetery, Philadelphia.
Raymond Howard MANN, age 94, of Ulster, PA died Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at Towanda Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA. He was born in Sayre, PA on December 30, 1903, a son of the late Howard and Edna (Holcomb) Mann. Raymond was employed for 50 years as a shipping supervisor at Corning Inc., Corning, NY, retiring in 1969. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Corning, NY, a 65-year member of the Corning Painted Post Lodge #168 F&AM and corning Lodge #1701 BPO Elks. He is survived by his daughter, Donna M. Darrow of Ulster, PA; grandson, James R. Darrow of Ulster, PA. Raymond was predeceased by his first wife of 30 years, Agnes, in 1954, second wife of 26 years, Doris in 1981; dear friend and companion, Esther Coon, in 1991. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in troy on April 20 with the rev. Allen F. Hulslander officiating. The Corning Painted Post Masonic Lodge conducted memorial services. Memorial contributions may be made in the Alzheimers Association, 420 Lexington Ave., Suite 60, New York, NY 109170
William J. MANN, age 63, of Troy, PA died on Tuesday, October 3, 2000 at the Bradford County Manor. He was born on August 27, 1937 in Paterson, NJ, a son of the late George and Rose (Soboslay) Mann. Mr. Mann was retired from the Ford Manufacturing Plant in Mahwah, NJ. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Shirley L. (Eaton) Mann of Troy, PA; daughters, Elizabeth (Rick) McKay of Mansfield, PA; and Lisa Mann of NJ; granddaughter, Sierra McKay of Mansfield, PA; sister in-law, Thea Mann of Gillett, PA, nephew, Victor Mann of Gillett, PA; niece, Nichole Mann of Gillett, PA; special friends, Gloria & David B. Vermilya of Mansfield, PA. He is predeceased by his son, William P. Mann; brother, George Mann; sisters, Rose Marie, MacKinnon and Elizabeth Mann. In accordance with Mr. Mann’s wishes, there will be no service. Memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the directions of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Troy, PA.
Mary Weiser MARTIN, age 62, a resident of Martha Lloyd Community Services, Troy, PA for over 35 years, died on Monday, June 4, 2001 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. She was born on March 3, 1939 in York, PA, the daughter of the late Henry B. and Sarah (Weiser) Martin. Mary was a custodian at Martha Lloyd Community Services and worked hard at keeping the grounds neat. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy, PA. She enjoyed shopping in the downtown Troy stores, dining at Troy Lunch and her annual birthday party at the Troy Vets Club. Her special hobby was collecting Madam Alexander dolls. Mary is survived by many friends at Martha Lloyd Community Services and in the Troy area. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on June 7 at 11 am with the Rev. Harry Barrigar of Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church officiating; a reception held a Martha Lloyd Community Services dining room that day. Memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be directed to the Lloyd Fund, 190 West Main Street, Troy, PA 16947.
MAY Benita M. HAWTHORNE, 79, of Athens, PA and formerly of East Smithfield, PA died Saturday, October 12, 2002 at home. Born May 9, 1923 in Granville Center, PA, a daughter of Martin and Lucy Shoemaker May, she was a 1941 graduate of Troy High School. She went to beauty school in Elmira, NY and was a self-employed beautician in East Smithfield for a number of years. She was a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church and past member of the Eastern Star, Troy. Benita was predeceased by her husband Dent in April 2001. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Depew of Athens, PA; grandchildren, Krista Depew of Mesa, AZ, Stacey and David Sickler of Athens, PA and Melissa Depew, at home; a sister, Marcella and Al Hyde Smith of Canton, PA; her brothers, Robert May of Lake Worth, FL, and James Shoemaker of Troy, PA; several nieces and cousins. Services will be held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on October 18 at 1 pm (calling hours Oct. 17 from 6-8); Rev. Dean Walrath will officiate. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Salvation Army Summer Camp, PO Box 122, Sayre, PA 18840.
Alfred W. MCCLURE, age 82, of Troy, PA died on Wednesday, March 15, 2000 at home. He was born on June 4, 1917 in Columbia Twp., PA, a son of the late Wayne Alfred and Mabel (Grace) McClure. Alfred was the founder and owner of McClure Motor Company, Inc. in Troy, PA since August 1945. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy where he was a former trustee. Al was a member of the United Methodist men’s Club and was head usher. He was a former member and past president of the Troy Lions Club. Al was a 50-year member of the Trojan Masonic Lodge #306 F& AM. He enjoyed flying and was active in auto racing for 50 years. His involvement in racing included NADCAR tracks to many local tracks. Al was honored at many tracks and was inducted into several racing halls of fame. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Doris (Kittle) McClure, at home; sons, Ronald (Dotty) MckClure of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Ray (Julie) McClure of Troy, PA; daughter, Marla (Terry) West of Granville Summit, PA; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother, Wayne (Dessie) McClure of Troy; brother-in-law, Harry Havens of Troy, PA; several nieces and nephews. Al is predeceased by his sister Clara Havens. Memorial services were held March 18 at the First United Methodist Church of Troy with the rev. Richard L. Noggle officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Troy Building Fund, 205 Redington Ave., Troy, PA 16947 or Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.
MCCLURE Henrietta BAILEY, 87, of troy, PA died on Wednesday, November 8, 2000 at Bradford County Manor in Burlington, PA. She was born on November 30, 1912 in Bungy, PA, a daughter of the late Thad Roy and Lola (Roby) McClure. Henrietta was a former member of the Fassett Baptist Church and a current member of the First Baptist Church of Troy. She was a Sunday School teacher at both churches and led the choir with her beautiful voice. At one time she was a leader of the Baptist Youth Fellowship in Fassett, PA and the local 4-H group. She was a cook at the Troy Community Hospital for 15 years. She is survived by her daughter, Ann (Michael Sr.) Egli; grandchildren, Lawrence Lee and Lisa Deemy; a step-grandson, Michael J. Egli Jr.; great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Jason Ward; a brother, Earl McClure. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Bailey, and a brother, Harold McClure. A memorial service was held November 10 at the First Baptist Church of Troy with graveside services at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.
Richard M. MCCLURE, 52, Vidor, TX, died Feb. 28, 2000
Richard M. MCCLURE, 52, of Vidor, TX died unexpectedly at his home February 8, 2000. Born May 5, 1947 in Columbia Cross Roads, PA, he was the son of Lewis and Dorothy McClure. He resided in Waverly, NY for many years before moving in Texas. He was employed by Summit Seals Trucking. Dick is survived by his wife, Carolyn McClure of Vidor, TX; father, Lewis McClure of Columbia Cross Roads, his brother , Ronald (Kay) McClure, Watertown, NY; sisters, Janet Quackenbush, Columbia Cross Roads and Grace (Jerry) Weed of Troy PA. He was predeceased by his mother in 1985; his brother, Dimact, in 1996 and his brother-in-law, Aaron (Jim) Quackenbush in 1999. Burial was held March 1, 2000 in Restlawn Memorial Park at Vidor, TX.
James Alan MCCORD, 49, Pequea, PA, died March 29, 1998 at St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, PA after an eight-month battle with cancer. Born in troy, Pa, he was the son of Beatrice White McCord and the late William J. McCord. He graduated from Penn State University in 1971 with a degree in food services and hotel management. He played tight end for the varsity Penn State football team from 1967 to 1970, including Orange Bowl Classics in 1969 and 1970. Following graduation he was graduate assistant coach under Joe Paterno and in 1975, he received a master’s degree in kinesiology. McCord and his wife owned and operated Lion Paw Pottery. McCord formerly served on the Martic Township planning commission. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster. Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Jacalynn A. McCord (178 Fox Hollow Rd., Pequea); daughters, Jennifer A., Jessica A. and Jamie A., all at home; his mother, Beatrice McCord, troy, PA; brothers, William t. of Hudson, OH and Walter W. of Crandall, TX; sisters, Katharine Gathman of Lewisburg, PA and Ruth Blanas of Atco, NJ. Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster with the Rev. Dr. Randolph Riggs officiating and private interment. Arrangements were by the Kearney Snyder Funeral Home Inc. Memorial contributions may be sent to a scholarship fund to be established for the McCord children.
Catherine MCCORMICK, 77, of Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA died Monday, May 17, 1999. Catherine was active in all the manor activities and its church services. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Bernadette and Doug Roberts of Lowman, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Lois McCormick of Wellsburg, NY; nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; brother-in-law, Donald McCormick of Phillipsburg, NJ. Catherine was predeceased by her parents, Helen and Morris McCormick and a sister and brother. Private funeral services were to be conducted. Arrangements were by the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY. Friends wishing may contribute to the Bradford County Manor Activities Fund, Bradford County Manor, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, PA 16947. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, May 20, 1999
MCDANNELL Rev. Ruth GEIGER, age 95, OF State College, PA and formerly of Lewisburg, PA died, Thursday, June 8, 2000 at Centre Community Hospital, College Township, PA. Born March 26, 1905 in New Oxford, PA she was the daughter of George A. and Cora Alice Wentz McDannell. In 1970 she married the Rev. Francis J. Geiger who preceded her in death in 1996. She was a graduate of Shippensburg University in the teaching certificate program. In 1954 she graduated from Scaritt College in Nashville, TN and from Messiah College with a bachelor of science in 1962. Earlier in life Mrs. Geiger was a public school teacher for 40 years. In 1958 she became the first woman to be ordained an elder in the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church. In 1956 and 1962 she served the Burnt Cabins Charge; in 1962 and 1968 she served the Big Pond-Wetona Charge; and from 1968 and 1969 she served the Roseville Yoked Parish. In addition to the churches she served, she assisted her husband with his ministry including the Bald Eagle Charge from which he retired. Mrs. Geiger was a member of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, the United Methodist Women’s Association and the White Deer Grange where she was appointed the first female state grange chaplain in 1978. She was also a member of the West Milton Garden Club, the Susquehanna Valley American Association of University Women and the Association of School Retirees. She especially enjoyed gardening and was a test grower of roses for Jackson and Co. Surviving are her stepdaughter Margaret E. Turner of Milesburg, PA; brother-in-law, George Edward Geiger of Lewisburg; sister-in-law, Mary A. McDannell of New Oxford; three step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, James, David and John McDannell. Private funeral services were held at the Gray H. Cronrath Funeral Home in Lewisburg with burial to be at Perry Heights Cemetery in Marysville, PA. A public memorial service is scheduled July 8 at 2 pm at the West Milton United Methodist Church in West Milton, PA. Memorials may be directed to the Riverwoods Retirement Center, 1 River Road, Lewisburg, PA 17838.
Herbert Baldwin MCKEAN, 90, a longtime resident of Lewiston, WA died from age-related illness July 30, 2002, in Bellevue, Washington. He was born November 28, 1911, to Scott Rockwell and Martha Hutchings McKean. He was raised in Williamsport, PA. He had many relatives in the Troy, PA area; his grandfather, Arthur B. McKean, was with the First National Bank of Troy. McKean attended Syracuse University and earned a bachelor’s degree in forestry in 1933, followed by a master’s degree in 1934. His classmates elected him president of his senior class. He spent summers working in the Troy, PA area. After graduation, he taught for several years at Louisiana State University. McKean married his college sweetheart, Margaret Ella (Nancy) Heim, in December 1935. They raised three sons. In 1940, the McKeans moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan and in 1942 McKean received a doctorate in wood technology from the University of Michigan. Job opportunities moved them to Madison, Wisconsin and Silver Springs, Maryland. The family drove west from Silver Spring to Lewiston in 1954. Potlatch Corp. hired him to create and manage the research department. In 1968, the Potlach board of directors elected McKean vice president of research and development. He continued as vice president until his retirement in 1977. In 1979, McKean and several other local individuals formed Twin River National Bank in Lewiston. He served as chairman of the board and president. McKean retired from the bank in 1986. He was also an active member of the St. Joseph Hospital Advisory Board for many years and was on the hospital’s board of directors from 1972 to 1980. In 1987 he participated in the formation of Technic Tool Corp. a local business that manufactured and sold a patented speciality chain saw. He served as senior vice president until the company was sold in 1997. During this business career McKean received numerous awards, including Time Inc. “Top Performer of 1963,” the Borden Award for outstanding scientist and research administration in 1978 and the Society of Wood Science and Technology Distinguished Service Award in 1983. He told his family that his most cherished award was when his follow members of the Syracuse Alumni Varsity Club elected his as Letterman of Distinction in 1984. After more than 60 years of marriage, Nancy died in 1996. McKean moved to Bellevue the following year to be closer to family. Also preceding him in death was his youngest son, Aldyn John Baldwin McKean, in 1994. Survivors include his sons Scott Heim McKean of Nashville, Tenn.; and Arthur Hutchings McKean of Bellevue; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Herbert B. McKean was laid to rest at the McKean family plot in Troy, PA. A graveside service attended by his entire family was held in Troy September 21. Local arrangements were entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. The family suggest memorials may be made to the Northwest Children’s Home, 419 22nd Ave., Lewiston 83501, or the Medical Center Foundation of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, PO Box 816, Lewiston 83501.
MIZENER Ruth A. LYON, 93, formerly of Elmira, NY, died July 19, 2001 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Ruth was born August 13, 1907, the daughter of Edward and Addie Moore Mizener. Ruth was food manager of S.S. Kresge’s in downtown Elmira. She is survived by her children, Shirley J. Van Nostrand of Liverpool, NY with her husband, Robert; Nancy A. Fitzwater of Gillett, PA with her husband Elwin; Joan S. Ayers of Charlotte, NC with husband William; William C. Lyon of Elmira with his wife Charlotte and Gary J. Lyon of Shiremanstown, PA with wife Debby; also surviving are her brother, Roy Mizener of Brewerton, NY and wife Mildred; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Ruth was predeceased by her husband S. Randolph Lyon, 1987; a son, Emory B. Lyon; sisters, Olive Johnson, Hazel Newkirk, Marquerite Ferguson, Helen Perry; a brother, Francis Mizener. Memorial services were held July 23 at the Centenary United Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred Kelsey officiating. Arrangements were in charge of McInerny Funeral Home in Elmira. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse,, NY 13220-3049.
Antoinette (Toni) A. MONTE, Elmira, NY died Thursday, June 29, 1995 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. She was born April 16, 1924 in Wilkes-Barre, PA to the late Nicholas and Gaitana Villano Monte of Cappo di Monte, Foggia Italy; Wilkes-Barre, PA; Granville Summit and Elmira, NY. She was educated in Bradford County schools and was employed for 37 years at Moore Business forms prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Southside, formerly active with their Altar & Rosary Society, the Legion of Mary and Ladies of Charity of Elmira. Surviving are brothers, Joseph G. Monte (Dorothy) Elmira, Leiber J. Monte (Frances Parks), Burdett, NY; sisters, Manuella Mucigrosso, Kingston, PA, Carmella “Millie” Colton, Canton, PA , Kathryn Monte Chapman, Elmira; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Lucy Monte Neidszwski of Nanticoke, PA in 1989. Funeral services were held in Wilkes-Barre July 3 and a memorial Mass was held at St. Mary’s Church Southside, Elmira on July 8 with the Rev. William Donnelly and the Rev. Lance Gonyo officiating. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. Contributions in Her memory may be made to St. Mary’s Church, Southside, Elmira, NY.
Brian L. MOODY, 25 of Blairsville, PA, formerly of Troy, PA, died July 3, 1999 as a result of an accidental drowning in Lakewood, NJ. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Troy Gazette-Register, Troy, PA Thursday, July 8, 1999
MOORE Nellie Marie HOLLEY, age 70, of troy, PA died July 17, 1998 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born February 7, 1928 in Ulster, Pa, a daughter of the late Simmons T. and Beatrice M. (Bennett) Moore. Nellie started her working career as a machine operator at Youngstown steel door in Elmira, NY. Afterward she was employed as a nurse’s aide at the Bradford County Manor for seven years and lastly, as a house mother at the Martha Lloyd School in Troy Nell is survived by her sons, Thomas B. (Rebecca) Holley, PA, Earnest A. (Donna) Holley of Mainesburg, PA and Edwin J. (Joy) Carl of Belmont, MS; daughters, Virginia L. (Gary) Armstrong of Canton, PA, Debra A. (Keith) Reynolds of Burdett, NY, Linda K. (John) Clark of Troy, PA and Connie M. (Gary) Kirk of Elkland, PA; 29 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; brother, Jesse H. (Lois) Moore of Canton, PA and a sister, Betty L. (Carl) Ayers of Granville Summit, PA; several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by a brother, Donald Moore. Friends are invited to call at the First Baptist Church July 25 from 10-11 with a memorial service following at 11 am with the rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Interment will be private. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA.
Harold L. MORGAN, 82, a long time resident of Shunk and Canton, PA died November 17, 2002 at his home. Harold was born September 15, 1920 in Wheelerville, PA, the oldest of the eight children of the late Lester and Mary Bohart Morgan. He was a 1940 graduate of Canton High School and served in the US Army during World War II. Harold was known throughout the area as an innovative and progressive herdsman, owning a dairy farm in Shunk. In 1965 he and his wife Shirley sold their farm and purchased and operated the Canton Auto Supply Store for many years. They moved to Lake Nephawin in Canton Township in 1967 where they made their home before retiring and moving to Florida in 1982. He was very active in the community and belonged to many organizations. Serving are daughters and sons-in-law, Darla (Merrill) Forney of Canton, PA, Donna (Richard) Packard of Canton, PA and Kay (Roy) Pealo of Ithaca, NY; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harmon (Myrtle) Morgan of Gillett, PA,, Morris (DeAnne) Morgan of Mansfield, PA Richard (Barbara) Morgan of Canton, PA and Ronald (Linda) Morgan of Troy, PA; sisters and a brother-in-law, Geraldine Rathbun of Canton, PA, Gertrude Robinson of Ocklawaha and Marjorie (Philip) Doud of Canton, PA; many nieces and nephews. Harold was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Williams Morgan, in 1994; and an infant daughter Charlotte Muriel. Memorial services were to be held November 30 at 11 am at the Canton Church of Christ Disciples of Christ) with its pastor, Rev. David B. Morris officiating and interment to be private. Arrangements were made by the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Memorials maybe directed to the Canton Church of Christ, 40 N. Minnequa Ave., Canton, PA 17724; the Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampain Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701; or to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Morgan’s memory.
Jon E. MORGAN, Quincy, MI died June 13, 1995 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. Jon was born October 9, 1943. He retired from the US Army after 20 years with the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Division. He leaves his devoted wife of seven years, carol Morgan, Quincy; children, Linda (Tracy) Landry of Columbia, TN, Dawn (John) Harnick of Dundee, MI, Laura, Jerry and Sara Scare, at home; five grandchildren; parents James and Fay Morgan, Troy, PA; brothers, Kelvin and Irene Morgan of Mansfield, Wayne and Sonya Morgan of Troy; sisters, Anita and Ozzie Osgood of Gillett, PA, June and Jerry Peffer of Wellsboro, Pa, May and Gordon Decker of Wellsburg, NY, Elaine and Darrell Rockwell, Troy; 21 nieces and nephews; uncles, aunts and cousins; grandfather, Happy Tiller, Broad Acres Nursing home, Wellsboro; grandmother, Hattie Chenault, Amelia Nursing Home, Amelia, VA. He was predeceased by a sister, Naomi Chenault, in 1948 and a brother, Dennis Morgan in 1992. Memorial services will be announced at a later date
Memorial service to be held for Jon MORGAN. A memorial service will be held at 6 PM Saturday, July 15, 1995 at the Presbyterian Church in Sylvania in Memory of Jon E. Morgan, son of James and Fay Morgan. John was baptized in this church 36 years ago. After the service they will gather at the Sylvania Community Hall to visit with family and friends.
Raymond LaRue MORGAN, age 69, of Troy, PA died on Sunday, may 27, 2001 at home. He was born on August 26, 1931 in Armenia Township (Armenia Mr.) PA, a son of the late Raymond and Alida (Carnwright) Morgan. LaRue was a self-employed excavator. He served as drill instructor in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. LaRue is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marlene (Wolfe) Morgan, at home; daughters, Vicki R. (Frank) Evans of Canton, PA and Patti J. (Glenn) Shores of Towanda, PA; seven grandchildren; sister, Shirley (Bill) Houck of Charlotte, NC, and his special cat, Purple. He was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth Morgan. There will be no service; arrangements were directed by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions in LaRue’s name may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.
Merle A. MORSE. Funeral services for Merle A. Morse of New Albany RD 1 were held Thursday at 2 pm at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda with the rev. David Wilkerson, pastor of the Valley Full Gospel Tabernacle, officiating. Interment was in the Christian Church Cemetery, Franklindale. Pallbearers were Wesley Millard, Dale Yashrian, Sr., Bryce Pardoe, Wayne Millard, Merle Mott and Dale Yasharian, Jr. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, May 30, 1984
MORSEMAN Mona Marie
MORGAN Mona Marie (Morseman) 51, died April 21, 2006 in Mesa, Arizona. She was born March 13, 1955 in Elmira, NY. The Lord has chosen to call home our wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. Much too soon for us who love her, after a short battle with cancer. Mona had lived in Arizona for over 30 years, living in Apache Junction most recently. She attended and graduated from Southside High School in Elmira, NY. She leaves behind her parents, Chuck and Marvene Morseman, Elmira, NY; husband, Lanny Morgan of Apache Junction, AZ; cherished son, Tyrone Morgan II; granddaughter, Destiny Morgan of Florence, AZ; brothers, Larry (Brenda) Morseman of Erin, NY, Lynn (Peggy) Morseman of Elmira, NY; sister, Marsha Morseman of Ft. Worth, TX; several nieces and nephews and many other close extended family members who will be lost without her caring ways and willingness to help out however she could. Mona worked for Pinal County Schools as an accounting supervisor for 21 years and loved her job and office family. We will miss her very much, but God now has another Angel. Respects can be paid April 26, 2006 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Mountain View Mortuary Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ, with graveside services at 4:00 p.m. at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.
John Wayne NEWHART, Troy, PA, died June 10, 1997 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tacoma, WA with his family at his side following a heart operation. He was born April 3, 1933. Mr. Newhart was an employee of the troy Area School district for 24-1/2 years, a job he truly appreciated and enjoyed. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Elizabeth (Watkins) Newhart; his children, John Edgar Newhart and wife Mary Beth, Troy, PA; Patricia (Newhart) Gregory and her husband Gregg Gregory, Republic, MO; Valerie (Newhart) Crosby and husband Jay Crosby, Summer, WA; Willie Newhart and his wife Melanie, Enumclaw, WA; sister, Joan Cirrito, her husband Sam and children, Cathy, Kim and Kevin. His grandchildren, Scott, Kim and Luke Gregory, Sarah and Rebecca Crosby, Redediah and Chekota Newhart and Brittany, Christoffer Newhart, will miss “Gobber’s “ teasing and devotion. Contributions may be directed to John Newhart Memorial Fund, c/o Troy Area Schools, PO Box 67, Troy, PA. A memorial service will be held at the Troy Area School Commons Building on Saturday, June 21 at 2:00 pm.
Archie I. NORTON, 78, of Forksville, PA died Tuesday, February 11, 19997 at his home. Archie was born in Elkland Township on May 23, 1918. He was the son of the late Ira and Agnes Worthington Norton. Archie was employed as a lumberman for 28 years for McCarty and Driscoll Saw Mill. He was a farmer as well as a self-employed carpenter. Archie was secretary/treasurer for the Sullivan County Fair Association for many years. He was a member of the canton Lodge No. 415, Troy Royal Arch Chapter 261, Williamsport Consistory and Towanda Lodge of Perfection NO. 14. He attended Millview Wesleyan Church. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lois M. Morgan Norton; a daughter and son-in-law, Lana C. and L. Lee Randall of Olean, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Marlin D. and Cheryl L. Norton of Olean; a daughter-in-law, Joy M. Norton of Kearneysville, WV, 13 grandchildren and a great-grandson. Funeral services were held at the Millview Wesleyan Church on February 14 with interment to be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Elkland Township. Arrangements were by the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore. Memorial contributions in Archie Norton’s name may be made to the Millview Wesleyan Church (RR 1, Forksville, PA 18616).
Donald Edmund “Ned” O’CONNOR, 52, of New Albany RR 2, PA died on Saturday, October 28, 1995 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, PA. Born on July 31, 1943 in Towanda, PA, he was the son of Donald Eugene and Doris Maxine Bird O’Connor. Mr. O’Connor was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the U.S. Army. He was a self-employed tavern owner. Ned was a lifetime member of the New Albany VFW Post No. 384. Surviving are his mother, Doris Dibble of Overton, PA; sons, David O’Connor Reed of Silver Springs, MD and Michael O’Connor of Overton; a daughter, Diane Benscoter of Laceyville, PA; brothers, John O’Connor of Cape Cod, MA, Patrick O’Connor of New Albany RR and Michael O’Connor of Wyalusing, PA; sisters, Bonnie Graves of Genesee, PA and Kathy Quail of New Albany; two grandchildren. Funeral Services were held October 31 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore with the Rev. Robert Brown, pastor of Dushore United Methodist Church, officiating and burial to be in Overton United Methodist Cemetery. A graveside memorial service was accorded by the New Albany VFW Post 384. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, November 2, 1995
PAPKE Caroline O. COLEMAN, 93, of Troy, RR 3, PA, formerly of Mildred, PA and Eldred, PA, died on March 24, 1999 at Troy Community Hospital after a long illness. Born December 3, 1905 in Mildred, PA, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Augusta Maiefsky Papke. On December 26, 1923 she married J. Paul Coleman and they made their home in Mildred for nearly 46 years. After Mr. Coleman’s death on October 11, 1969 she moved about visiting her children before settling in Eldred, PA for 19 years. In her final years of declining health she was a resident of the Bradford County Manor, Troy. Caroline was a lifelong member of the Shephard of the Hills Lutheran Church, Trinity Chapel, serving as organist for 50 years. She was also a Sunday School teacher and a member of the Gleaners Society and Altar Guild. During her years at Eldred, she attended Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Port Allegany, PA. Caroline is survived by her daughters, Ruth (Ned) Rosenberry of Wellsburg, NY, Lorraine (Edward) Harrington of Eldred and Judith (Paul) Sargeant of Troy; sons, Paul E. Coleman of Depew, NY and Lewis L. Coleman of Wichita Falls, TX; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased, in addition to her husband, by brothers, Conrad, Charles and Fred Papke and by grandchildren, Mary Beth and Jennifer Harrington. Funeral services were held March 27 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Mildred with the Rev. Eddie A. Nilsen officiating and interment in the adjoining parish cemetery. Arrangements were by the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore. Memorials for Mrs. Coleman may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Chkapel, c/o Donald Panichi, PO Box 308, Mildred, PA 18632. Troy Gazette Register
PETERSON Phyllis G. 75, of Lockwood, NY, died at the Tioga Nursing facility on Sunday, April 23, 2006. Phyllis was born June 13, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Ruth (Beatty) Chandler. She attended Waverly High School. She was married on February 21, 1948 in Waverly, NY to Delos Peterson. She worked at the Heritage Nursing Home for 26 years and attended North Waverly Chapel. She was a member of TOPS 646 and Barton Singles. Phyllis is preceded in death by her daughter, Ruth, her husband, Delos; her brother, Paul Chandler; her sister, Nancy Chilson and Mildred Spencer. She is survived by her brother, Richard Chandler of Barton; her son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Denise Peterson of Waverly; son, Frederick Peterson of Lockwood; daughter, Sandra Pyhtial of New York; her daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Jim Robinson of Snow Camp, N.C.; also six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and friends. She loved her family very much and enjoyed being with them. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Michael J. Putzke, officiating at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, NY.
April 12: Lee and Barb VINSON.
April 15: Mr. and Mrs. Dennis BEARDSLEE, Wad and Pam MORGAN
Note: In next week’s issue: obituaries for George W. SHANKS, 89; Ruth A. LYON, 93; and Marie A. PURVIS. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA (Note: No date on page)
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