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Ernest B. Yoder, age 88, RD #1, Liberty, Pa., Monday, January 14, 1985 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, Pa. Friends may call at the Drinkwine funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa., Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Funeral service, Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Steam Valley Bible Church, Trout Run, Pa., the Rev. Gerald Peet officiating. Burial, Union Cemetery, Liberty Township. He was born September 13, 1896, a son of William and Hannah Bastian Yoder. His wife, the former Ruth Mase, predeceased him in 1974. Survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Mary Rogers of Covington, Pa., Mrs. Esther Raker of Horseheads, NY, Mrs. Eleanor Hamilton and Mrs. Beverly J. Mase, both of Liberty, PA; 3 sons, Charles of Lewisburg, PA, Ray of Arnot, PA and Arnold of Zero Beach, FL.; sister, Mrs. Edna Krotzer of Liberty, Pa.; 23 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a member of the Steam Valley Bible Church. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Steam Valley Bible Church, RD #1, Trout Run, Pa. 17771.
William A. McClure, age 90 of Millerton RD 1, Saturday, July 3, 1982 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Tuesday from 2 until time of service at 3 p.m. Rev. Stephen Miller officiating. Burial Roseville Cemetery. Survived by four daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Jeanette) Johnson of Mansfield RD, Mrs. Richard (Arlene) Smith of Mansfield RD, Mrs. Lawrence (Virginia) Palmer of Mosherville, Mrs. Thomas (Christine) Boughton of Williamsport; 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was a retired farmer and real estate dealer, member of the Roseville Baptist church. He was born January 1, 1892 in Roseville, son of Lorenzo and Mary Slingerland McClure.
FORMER CANTON RD 2 WOMAN TAKEN BY DEATH
Mrs. Cora E. Bastion, 91, a former resident of Canton RD 2, died at Lysock View, Montoursville, Pa., RD 2 on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 25 after a protracted illness. Mrs. Bastion was born in Snedekerville, this county, March 26, 1881, a daughter of Nathan and Ella Watkins Benson. She was a Gold Star mother of World War 2, having lost a son, Daniel, in Italy. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thornton (Pearl) Woodard of Warren, Mich., and Mrs. Roy (Ella) Burleigh of Columbia Cross Roads; two sons Charles K. Bastion and Arthur S. Bastion, both of Ralston; 19 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl White of Columbia Cross Roads and Mrs. Bertha Brown of Troy.
Funeral services will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center Street, Canton, Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock. The Rev. Harry D. Krause, pastor of the Ralston United Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will be in the Pennsdale Cemetery, Bodines RD.
Marian (Canis) Shaw, age 70 of RD 3, Mansfield, Pa., Tuesday, October 27, 1981 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher funeral Home, Wellsboro, Pa Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. funeral services will be held there Friday at 11 a.m., Rev. David Weaver, her pastor, officiating. Burial Wellsboro Cemetery. Family will provide the flowers. Friends may contribute to the American Cancer Society. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. John (Wilma) Taylor of York, Pa., Mrs. James (Sandra) Kase of Williamsport, Pa.; one brother Elwin Canis of Elmira, NY; 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Born October 21, 1911 in Ogdensburg, Pa., the daughter of Francis S. and Bessie M. Treat Canis; she was preceded in death by her husband, Leon L. Shaw who died in 1978. She and her husband were former owners and operators of the Mansfield Western Auto. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, Mansfield, Pa. She was a registered nurse having graduated in the class of 1932 from the Arnot Ogden Hospital School of Nursing and a member of the Canton Chapter No. 71 O., E.S., Canton, Pa.
Oliver (Boots) Barrett, age 58, of Waverly, NY, Saturday October 10, 1981 near Quakerstown, Pa. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 1 p.m., the Rev. James Garthoff officiating. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Survived by his wife, Cora Wood Barrett; mother Mrs. Lawrence Johns of Troy, Pa., grandmother, Mrs. Etta Barrett of Columbia Cross Roads; five daughters, Mrs. James (Beatrice) Butcher of Granville Summit, Pa., Mrs. Carol Rutty of Troy, Pa. RD 3, Mrs. Francis (Barbara) Ross, Jr. of Mansfield RD 2, Mrs. Stanley (Connie) Buck of Canton, Pa., Mrs. Willis (Lauretta) Porter of Granville Summit, Pa.; one son Harold of Mansfield RD 2; one sister Mrs. Charles (Marjorie) Perry of Columbia Cross Roads; one brother Reuben Barrett, Jr. of Troy; 17 grandchildren. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Member of the VFW in Sayre, truck driver for over 30 years. He was born February 8, 1923 in Waverly, NY the son of Samuel and Myrtle Perry Barrett. Military services will be conducted by the Pennsylvania National Guard.
Mrs. Abbie Van Valkner, age 88 of 776 Perine Street, Elmira, NY, Thursday November 5, 1981 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. It was Mrs. Van Valkner’s wish that there by no calling hours. A funeral and committal service will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Saturday at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Bruce P. Cummings officiating. It was Abbie’s request that contributions be made to the Heart Fund. She is survived by granddaughter Peggy Fendt, Elmira; daughter-in-law Helen VanValkner Evans, California; three great grandchildren; two nieces Marie O. Ross, Horseheads and Marian I. Olney, Missouri; several grand-nieces, nephews and cousins. She was the wife of the late Winfield Van Valkner and mother of the late Gordon Van Valkner.
Mrs. Mary W. Brown of 921 Preston Ave., S., St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Crete Ave., Elmira, Friday, January 18, 1980. Friends are invited to call at Charles A. Hughes, Jr. Funeral Home, 1880 Davis St. at Kingsbury Ave., Monday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Tuesday at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. John E. Martin. Committal in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Orson J. Van Zile, age 83 of 750 Roe Ave., Monday, April 25, 1983. Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral Services there Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment in Tioga Cemetery Owego, N.Y. Survived by brother Walter Van Zile of Newfield, N.Y. and nephew Earl Van Zile of Ithaca, N.Y.; several cousins. Mr. Van Zile was a former employee of Thatcher Glass Mfg. Co.
EUGENE L. MORTIMER
Eugene L. Mortimer, age 65, of 114 S. Main St., Mansfield, died suddenly Tuesday morning, April 5, 1983. He was born April 20, 1917; in South Williamsport, the son of William H. and Wilhemina Frantz Mortimer. He retired in 1980 after 28 years as a commercial education teacher at Mansfield High School. He taught one year at Robertsdale High School at Robertsdale. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at Williamsport. He was a life member of PSEA and NEA. He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Fisher, at home; one son and daughter-in-law Garth E. and Ann Mortimer of Horseheads, N.Y.; one daughter and son-in-law Barbara and John First, of Parker, Colorado; five brothers, George of Philadelphia, William A. of Pennsville, N.J., Walter S. of Cohoes, N.Y., Robert L. of Connecticut, Karl F. of Shiremanstown; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Heller of S. Williamsport, Miss Marian Mortimer, Williamsport, Mrs. Betty Clyde Bastian of Calgary, Canada, and five grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wildwood Cemetery at Williamsport with the Rev. James T. Dawes, pastor of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main St., Mansfield, tonight, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Elva Armstrong Phillips, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, formerly of Millerton, Pa., Sunday, August 2, 1981 at Broad Acres. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Tuesday 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. with funeral and committal services at the conclusion of calling hours (8 p.m. Tuesday evening), the Rev. James Wilson of the Millerton Wesleyan Church officiating. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Earl Phillips of Broad Acres; son Jack R. Kingsley of Millerton, Pa.; adopted daughter, Mrs. Margery Rumsey of Southport, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Una Brice of Independence, VA; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren.
Harris A. Dunkleberger, age 62 of Millerton RD 2 Friday, September 28, 1984 at his home. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Sunday 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Win Green officiating. Burial Bradford County Memorial Park. Masonic Memorial Services will be held Sunday at 8:30 at the Funeral Home by Friendship Lodge. The family will furnish flowers. Those who wish may make contributions to the United Methodist Church of Roseville. Survived by wife Myrtle Hewitt Dunkleberger; mother Mrs. Mary Dunkleberger of Millerton RD 2; one daughter Mrs. Kenneth (Kay) Robertson of Olean, NY; one son Dale of Mansfield; one brother Ermin of Millerton; one sister Mrs. Beatrice Seymour of Horseheads; five grandchildren, Ann, Mike, Todd Robertson of Olean and Nisa and Jamie Dunkleberger of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews. He was employed by Ralph’s Service Center; retired farmer of 33 years; supervisor of Rutland Township for 20 years; member of Friendship Lodge $247 F&AM of Mansfield; attended the Roseville United Methodist Church. He was born August 6, 1922 in Williamsport the son of Ted and Mary Dunkleberger.
Mike Bedzyk, Sr., age 89 of 431 Laurentian Place went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, February 18, 1984. Late Monday afternoon the body will be taken to the Elmira Christian Center where it will lie in state Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. The family will receive friends there. Funeral services will be held there Tuesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. William Zawko will officiate. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Mr. Bedzyk’s memory to the Elmira Christian Center Building Fund. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Peter and Jennie Bedzyk of Erie, Pa., Rev. John and Roberta Bedzyk of Elmira, Mike, Jr. and Marjorie Bedzyk of Elmira; daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Lester Weaver of Elmira; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. Mr. Bedzyk was a member of the Elmira Christian Center and he was also one of the original founders of that church. He was a retired self-employed home decorator, he was a trustee of the Elmira Christian Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Anna Bedzyk who died in 1958. Arrangements by the Barrett Funeral Home.
Arthur T. Gott, age 74 after an extended illness at 109 Westmont Ave., Elmira, NY, Tuesday, September 22, 1981. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer service there Thursday 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian burial at our Lady of Lourdes. Burial at St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.
Mrs. Ruth Marie Newbury Fowler, of 138 North Hart Blvd., Orlo Vista, Fla., Tuesday, November 7, 1972 in Orlando, Fla. Following services in Florida, Mrs. Fowler will be flown to Elmira where friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Monday at 1 p.m. The Rev. George Evans officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lake Hill Baptist Church of Orlo Vista, Fla., or the American Cancer Society.
MIKE, 10, LOSES GALLANT BATTLE
Michael Wright, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Rexford Wright of Mosherville, took to a Philadelphia hospital last week the hopes and prayers of scores of people who knew him and hundreds who did not. But all those prayers and a heart warming response to an appeal for blood for the delicate open heart operation were not enough. Mike died Saturday without recovering from surgery. The story of how local donors and a group of 40 students from Mansfield State College answered the blood appeal and sent the number of pints of blood well over the quota was printed in last Sunday’s Telegram. Sponsored by Troy Grange, the blood bank had a quota of 125 pints. This included a minimum of 40 required for the operation. It ended in a tally of 162 pints from local donors and the 40 members of Greek House at MSC. Specialists diagnosed Mike’s condition as a congenital heart defect up until then thought to be confined to adults. The fifth-grade student at Wells Township Elementary School of Mosherville was allowed to join in not too strenuous athletics. Through the efforts of surgeons who explained the operative procedures, coupled with the outwardly calm approach of his parents, Mike had adjusted wonderfully well to the situation, accepting it quietly. Mike and his parents left for Philadelphia’s University Hospital Monday where the open-heart surgery was performed three days later. The operation required six surgeons in attendance. Two days after the operation, Mike died of undisclosed complications.
William Herbert Mitchell, age 64, of RD 2, Mansfield, Pa., Monday, January 1, 1973. Friends may call at the Wilson G. Varcoe Funeral Home, 344 N. Main St., Doylestown, Pa., Friday until time of service. Funeral service Friday at 2 p.m. Burial in Forest Grove Cemetery, Forest Grove, Pa. Survived by wife, Anna Mary Heston Mitchell; three sons, William J. of Gilbertsville, Pa., George S. Mitchell of Pottstown, Pa., Owen F. Mitchell of Royersford, Pa.; daughter Mrs Shirley Swavely of Mansfield, Pa.; five brothers; five sisters; eight grandchildren. He was a member of the Pioneer Wranglers Riding Club of Mosherville, Pa. and the Trail Dusters Club of Canton, Pa.
Mr. James Franklin Lisk, age 75 of RD 2, Watkins Glen, Saturday, April 14, 1973 at Roswell Park Memorial Institute after a long illness. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service and committal Wednesday 1 p.m., Rev. Hollis E. Hayworth officiating. Burial Coryland Cemetery, Coryland, Pa. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Anna Morseman of Elmira Heights, Mrs. Mary S. Choener of Elkland , Penna., Mrs. Raymond (Martha) Derr of Elmira; brother Mr. Fred Lisk of Elmira; sister-in-law Mrs. Lucy Lisk of Odessa; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a veteran of World War II.
Albert (Al) Brown, age 84, of Troy, Pa., Wednesday, March 28, 1973 at the Troy Community Hospital after an extended illness. Body is at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, no calling hours. Funeral service will be held there Friday 2 p.m. Rev. Jack Wise, burial in Union Cemetery, Liberty, Pa. Survived by one daughters, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Aquais of San Diego, Calif.; three sons, Cecil J. Brown of Tunkhannock, Pa.; Dr. Lawrence w. Brown and Lyell K. Brown both of Troy, 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.
Thorton Lee Woodward, 73, of 1821 Blanchard Ave., Williamsport, formerly of Warren, Michigan, died July 12, 1984 at his home. The funeral service will be held Monday, July 16, at 1 p.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with Rev. Charles A. Bailey, pastor of the Ralston United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery, Pa.
Mrs. Grace Ann Burdick, age 62 of Dry Brook Rd., RD 1 Waverly, NY., formerly of Elmira. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, Tues. and Wed. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m., the Rev. Floyd L. Freiheit, pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Interment Woodlawn National Cemetery. Survived by sons, David and Charles both of Elmira, Richard of Waverly and William of Binghamton; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Kissell, Waverly, Mrs. Shirley Goulden, Binghamton; 28 grandchildren and one great grandchild; mother, Mrs. Emma Cook, Elmira; brothers, Carl and Frank Cook both of Rochester, Lawrence Cook, Boston, Mass.; sisters, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Haner and Mrs. Margaret Rice both of Elmira, Mrs. Paul (Ethel) Feeney, Syracuse, Mrs. Paul (Laura) Herrick, Elmira, Mrs. Robert (Gerri) Clark of Dundee, NY, Mrs. Clara Miller, Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church.
Olive Streeter Totten, age 74 of Troy RD 1, Pennsylvania on October 23, 1976 at the Bradford County Manor. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating. Burial in Monroe Cemetery, Monroe, New York.
DONALD H. TAFT
Campbell—Donald H. Taft, 46, Campbell RD 2, died Sunday, March 7, 1982, as the result of an auto crash. He was born in Campbell May 15, 1935, the son of Harry and Elaine Butler Taft. For the last four years, he was a welder at the Ingersoll-Rand Co. plant in Painted Post. Previously, he worked at Clark Speciality Co. in Hammondsport. He attended Campbell schools and served eight years in the U. S. marine Corps. He was a member of the Ingersoll-Rand Service Association and of the Merchantsville Grange. Surviving are a son Donald Taft Jr of Wilmington, N.C.; his mother Elaine Taft, with whom he resided; a brother Jerry Taft of Bath; three sisters, Mrs. John (Barbara) Carlson of Campbell RD 2; Mrs. Thomas (Beverly) Watts of Pine City and Mrs. Paul (Louise) Mychack of West Rupert, Vt. Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home, Painted Post, Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services will be there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Harold Scott officiating.
Richard D. Hart, age 52, of Sheesley’s Trailer Court, Horseheads, N.Y., Sunday March 2, 1980. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral services at the funeral home, Thursday at 9 a.m., burial Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. He is survived by wife Belva, 1 son Richard Jr. of Elmira, 4 daughters, Connie Travis, Cathy Felix, Cindy Davis, Roxanne Pixon, all of Elmira; 3 brothers, Barney of Elmira, Clifford of Corning and James of Penna., 1 sister Teresa Rought of Elmira, 5 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
CECIL BROWN, 65; NOTED COUNTY OFFICIAL
Cecil R. Brown, 65, Wyoming County Commissioner for the past 29 years, died Monday, May 2, 1977, in Tyler Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Liberty on May 21, 1911, son of Albert and Lou Winder Brown. He and his wife, the former Betty Fitch, observed their 41st wedding anniversary in November. Mr. Brown was a former employee of North Penn Power Co, (now Penelec); later becoming manager of the Dietrich Theatre before enlisting in the Army in March of 1944. While serving with the 28th Division, he was severely wounded in the Battle of the Siefried Line and was taken prisoner by German SS troops. He spent the next six months in German prison camps and hospitals before being released by the French Army. Among other medals, he was awarded the Purple Heart. Returning home after the war, Mr. Brown became a Republican candidate for County Commissioner in 1947 and was high man on the ticket, his vote nearly equaling that of his two closest rivals combined. He was re-elected in 1951, 1955, 1959, 1963, 1967, 1971 and 1975. He was a member of the Tunkhannock Presbyterian Church, Dennis Strong Post, American Legion, Temple Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons 248 and a director of the First Federal Savings and Loan Company’s Tunkhannock branch. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons Robert L. of Cortland, N.Y.; Eric at home; a daughter, Linda McCutchan, of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Dr. Lawrence Brown and Lyle Brown both of Troy; a sister, Dorothy Aguail, of San Diego, Cal.; two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Tunkhannock Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. H. Richard McClain, pastor of the Tunkhannock Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment was in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Arrangements were by the Samuel B. Harding Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wyoming County Cancer Society.
Arthur L. Curren. Funeral was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home. The Rev. Gerald F. Wright officiated. The pallbearers were Michael Webb, Raymond Zeigler, William Wallace, T. J. Wallace, William Pike and Donald Walker. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery.
George H. Ward, age 69 of Granville Summit, Pa., Wednesday Sept 10, 1975 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, Pa., Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Edward Spencer officiating. Burial Granville Center Cemetery. He is survived by wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Mrs. Doris Baxter of Holcomb, N.Y.; son Robert Ward of Granville Summit; brother James of Phoenix, Arizona; sister, Mrs. Winfield Bourn of Ulster, Mrs. Harold Lane of Ulster, Mrs. June Bourn of Waverly, N.Y.; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Granville Center Church of Christ.
Mrs. Florence L. Pedrick, age 83 of 804 Spruce Street, Wednesday, September 8, 1976 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Saturday 11 a.m., the Rev. Coley Harrison of the Southport Baptist Church officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by her daughter, Mrs. Winifred Schmitt of Erin, N.Y.; son and daughter-in-law, Francis W. (Bill) and Lela Pedrick of Elmira; six grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. She was the wife of the late William R. Pedrick who died, February 14, 1971.
Mrs. Effie D. Warner, age 73, of 208 Fletcher St., Horseheads, Sunday, Oct. 28, 1973. Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 1 p.m., Rev. Thomas Moore, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Survived by sons, Barney and Richard Hart both of Horseheads, James Hart of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Clifford Hart of Coopers Plains, N.Y.; daughter, Mrs. Theresa Rought of Horseheads; 21 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren.
Sarah B. Campagna, age 53, of 484 Clover St., Rochester, N.Y., formerly of Elmira, Saturday, May 13, 1972 following a long illness. Funeral was held Wednesday at Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Oneida, N.Y., the Rev. John Bedzyk of the Pentecostal Tabernacle officiated. Burial at Glenwood Cemetery, Oneida. Survived by husband, Jasper; son Michael Campagna at Horseheads; daughter, Mrs. Scott (Joanne) Evans, Mrs. Michael (Marcia) Reese, both of Elmira; three grandchildren; father Peter Bruno of Oneida; brother, Rev. Frank Bruno of Oneida; three sisters, Mrs. Wesley (Josephine) Dutch, Mrs. Catherine Readman, Mrs. Emmett (Mary) Chevier, all of Oneida. She was a member of the Pentecostal Tabernacle, Elmira, Faith Tabernacle Church of Rochester.
NINA SEYMOUR OF COLUMBIA CROSS ROADS SUCCUMBS
Mrs. Nina Seymour, 83, of Columbia Cross Roads died Monday at the Troy Community Hospital. She was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church and WSCS, and was a lifelong resident of the Columbia Cross Roads community. Mrs. Seymour is survived by daughters, Mrs. Charles (Kathryn) McKerrow of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Velma Simpson of Norwich, Mrs. Raymond (Lena) Thomas of Troy; sons Harry, Wayne, Glenn and Frederick Seymour, all of Columbia Cross Roads; one brother Erwin Westphall of Spencer, Wis.; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ann Palmer, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Troy.
Miss Hazel M. Holton, of Newtown Towers, Saturday, March 22, 1975 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Sunday evening 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Monday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. James Collea, her Pastor, officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family would appreciate contributions to the ??(can’t read) Memorial Fund of the Newtown Presbyterian Church.
MERCHANT INJURED IN FALL IN TROY
Troy—Percy S. King, 74, was injured Thursday afternoon in a fall down the elevator shaft at his hardware store. King fell from the first floor to the basement, a distance of 12 feet. Dr. C. H. Couch treated the injured man for an incomplete fracture at the left heel, a sprained left wrist and numerous body bruises.
A birthday party planned last night for the merchant was cancelled because of the accident. Mr. King is 74 years old today.
James Joseph McMillen, D.D.S., of Mansfield Saturday December 29, 1973 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after an extended illness. Friends are invited to call at the family home Monday afternoon and evening. Recitation of the Rosary will be held Monday evening at 9 p.m. at the family home. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Holy Child Catholic Church in Mansfield. Father F. A. Conlan officiating. Burial in St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Blossburg. Arrangements by Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield.
Dr. Erika Baskis, age 54 of 670 Cornell Rd., Wednesday, Feb. 16, 1966. Body will be removed to the family home late Thursday where friends may call Thursday and Friday. Funeral at Smith and Fudge Funeral Home Saturday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Lester Schaff. Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by husband, Robert Baskis; father, Jacob Wasilewski; brother Edgar Vigma; several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Ronald Jay Ripley, age 48 of 1606 Penna. Ave., Pine City, Wednesday, November 24, 1971. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral arrangements incomplete. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna Lucille (Zeigler) Ripley; daughter Mrs. James (Priscilla) Bourdette of Lawrenceville, Pa.; sons David Jay Ripley of Elmira, Joel S. Ripley of Ft. Jackson, S. Carolina, Ronjay M. Ripley and Jeffery K. Ripley, both at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Ripley of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Elden (Eleanor) Young of Pine City and Mrs. Sharon Oliver of Horseheads; brothers Allen of Elmira, Carroll of Wellsburg, Thurman of Elmira; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He attended the Pentecostal Tabernacle of Elmira and was a franchise dealer for Saladmaster Corp. of Dallas, Texas.
Lula E. Benn Bedzyk, age 71, of 431 Laurentian Place, Elmira, N.Y., Wed., Sept. 11, 1974 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends may call at the Hagerman Funeral Home, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal there Saturday at 11 a.m., Rev. John Bedzyk of the Pentecostal Tabernacle Church officiating, burial Woodlawn Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Contributions may be made to the Cancer Fund. Survived by husband, Michael Bedzyk at home; daughter, Mrs. John (Helen) Fairbrother of Elmira; step-daughter Mrs. Lester (Helen) Weaver of Elmira; step-sons Rev. John Bedzyk of Elmira, Michael Bedzyk Jr. of Elmira, Peter Bedzyk of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren. She was a member of the Pentecostal Tabernacle Church.
Mrs. Minnie Wheeler, age 99 years, Friday, November 29, 1974 at Golden Age Rest Home. Friends may call at the Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Coley Harrison officiating.
Grace Todd, age 90, of Lawrenceville, Pa., RD 1, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Sunday, January 19, 1975. Calling hours will be at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services at the funeral home Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Rev. George Wagner. Burial Lawrenceville Cemetery. Survivors; husband, Ira; nieces, Mrs. Harry (Ethel) Pifer of Lawrenceville, Laura Stewart of Elmira, N.Y., nephews, Ernest Stewart of New Hampton, N.Y., George Stewart of Wellsboro, Pa.; two great-nephews, Charles Irvin of Detroit, Mich., Henry Irvin of Lawrenceville, Pa.; survived by several great-great nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Baptist Church of Lawrenceville, Pa. and a retired employee of Corning Glass Works.
DR. LLOYD G. BARNES
Services for Dr. Lloyd G. Barnes, 67, of East Main St., Troy were held Nov. 12 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Inc., of Laceyville, with the Rev. Alan Siebold, pastor of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist church officiating. Interment was in the Lacey Street Cemetery. Dr. Barnes died Nov. 9, 1974 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He graduated from Laceyville High School and the Veterinarian College of Cornell University. He started practice at Kutztown, Pa., and after serving with the Veterinarian Corps overseas in World War II, he established a practice in Troy. Dr. Barnes was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Troy V.F.W. Post, the Northern Tier Veterinarian Association and the Pennsylvania Medical Association. Surviving are his wife, the former Pearle Chisholm; brother Dr. Carl Barnes of New Milford; several nieces and nephews.
MAN STRUCK, DIES
Mansfield—A Mansfield man was killed Thursday at 2 p.m. when a tree limb fell from a tree he was cutting for firewood and struck him in the head and fractured his skull.Pronounced dead at the scene by Tioga County Coroner Dr. James Wilson was Thomas Burleigh, 42, RD 1, Mansfield.
Mansfield State Police said Mr. Burleigh left home at about 1 p.m. Saturday to cut the wood when the mishap occurred near the Old Possessions Rd. in the Ward Township. (handwritten on article “Sunday Telegram, Jan 29-84)
PENNSY MAN KILLED
A Monroeton man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-car, head-on accident on Rt. 220 Monday night. Ronald A. Dodge of Monroeton RD 1, died of multiple injuries, said Bradford County Coroner Eugene Farr. Towanda state police said Mr. Dodge was a passenger in a car driven by Kenneth O. Smith, 27, of Granville Summit RD 1. Smith was southbound on Rt. 220, four-tenths of a mile north of the intersection with Rt. 6 in North Towanda Twp., when his car was struck by a vehicle driven by David Warner, 34, of Ulster at 10:35 p.m. Police said Warner’s pickup truck was northbound on Rt. 220 when it went out of control, skidding off the road to the east berm and then coming back across the road into the southbound lane striking the Smith vehicle head-on. Smith was listed in critical condition at Robert Packer Hospital with head injuries and a broken leg Tuesday night. Warner was listed in serious condition with arm and leg injuries.
A second man has died from injuries received during a head-on collision on state Rt. 220 in N. Towanda Township Monday. Towanda State Police said the man, Kenneth O. Smith, 27, of RD 1, Granville Summit, was pronounced dead at Robert Packer Hospital Friday at 5:22 a.m. Mr. Smith was the driver of a car that collided with a pickup truck driven by David Warner, 34, of Ulster. Smith’s passenger, Ronald A. Dodge, 33, of RD 1 Monroeton died at the scene of the accident. Warner was listed in satisfactory condition at Packer Hospital Friday. Towanda State Police said Friday the accident is still under investigation.
Tioga, Sept. 22—The marriage of Miss Leila Beiver, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Beiver of Farmington, and Luther C. Benson of Roseville, Pa., occurred at the Baptist parsonage at Bath, Sept. 10. The Rev. W. H. Brown performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Benson left immediately for an extended trip to Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Toronto, Can.
TOM BURLEIGH MEMORIAL SOFTBALL PARK UNDERWAY
Organizational plans for the development of the Tom Burleigh Memorial Softball Park are progressing rapidly. Since the Mansfield Area Softball League’s dream to build a softball field on Mansfield’s former landfill site initiated, Tom Burleigh was killed in a tragic accident. Burleigh, formerly of Troy, was one of the founding fathers of the Mansfield Area Softball League. The League states the project has taken on a whole new meaning since Tom’s death in January and will now be constructed in his memory. Plans for the park include softball field with backstop, chain link fence, team benches, bleachers, and hopefully, lights. Costs for the project could exceed $25,000.
A memorial fund has been set up at First Citizens National Bank, and monies donated to the fund will go directly to this purpose. Many individuals have made cash contributions totaling nearly $1,000. Appreciation is expressed by the league to those people. In addition, insurance monies have been donated by Tom’s family for the softball memorial park.
The league also is in need of contributions in kind. The in kind contributions can include top soil, use of equipment (grader, etc.) as they will all be needed to reach the goal of the park. Donations and letters of commitments of in kind contributions (top soil, grass seed, equipment, etc.) can be sent to the Tom Burleigh Memorial Fund, First Citizens National Bank, 15 S. Main Street, Mansfield, Pa. 16933.
Any questions should be directed to Ed Grala, Mansfield Area Recreation Director, 662-2315. Your support will preserve the memory of an individual, whose easy-going and vibrant personality touched many.
Thomas A. Burleigh, 42, of RD 1, Mansfield, Pa. suddenly Thursday January 26, 1984. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, South Main Street, Mansfield Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral at the Funeral Home Sunday 2 p.m. The Rev. James T. Dawes officiating. Burial Columbia Valley Cemetery, Austinville, Pa. The family will furnish flowers. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Survived by his wife Daisy Van Dyke Burleigh; sons Mike Kenyon and Mark Kenyon both at home, Kipper Burleigh and daughter Cindee Burleigh both of Winter Park, FL; mother Mrs. Ruth Burleigh of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; five sisters, Mrs. Donna (Harry) Corey of Granville Summit, Pa., Mrs. Ann Jeanette (Ronald) Kennedy of Roseville, Pa., Mrs. Lorraine (Philip) Metzger of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Mary Lou (Tom) Judson of Mahopac, NY, Mrs. Kathy (Jeff) Earle of Peekskill, NY., several nieces and nephews. He was an active bowler at Maple Lanes in Mansfield; he was born June 5, 1941 in Snedekerville, Pa. to Frank and Ruth Christopher Burleigh.
THOMAS BURLEIGH MEMORIAL FUND
Recently, Thomas Burleigh, a founder and active participant in the Mansfield Area Softball League died in a tragic accident. Tom played on many different teams during his eight years in the league. Tom was always there to help when the field needed fixed, or was willing to be at the meeting when things just needed to be talked out.
In tribute to Tom; the Mansfield Softball League is planning to construct a new softball complex on the old landfill sight. This will be fitting memorial to Tom for the years of participation and work in the Mansfield Softball League. In order to make the field a reality in 1984, the League will need to solicit donations either monetarily or in the form of labor hours or machine hours. Donations can be made to First Citizens Bank c/o Thomas Burleigh Memorial Fund, Mansfield, Pa. or donations in the form of commitment or machine can be made in form of letter of intent can be made to First Citizens National Bank at the same address. Please make your contribution now to the Thomas Burleigh Memorial Softball Park.
PENNSY YOUTH KILLED
Troy—Mark M. Starkey, 19 of 240 Canton St., was killed about 6:40 Friday morning when his car collided with a pickup truck on Rt. 14 about 1 ½ mile north of here. Mr. Starkey was pronounced dead on arrival at Troy Community Hospital. A fractured skull and broken neck were listed as the cause. An autopsy is to be performed. Towanda State Police said Mr. Starkey was driving north on the highway when he lost control of his sedan on a curve. The car skidded into a southbound truck operated by Earl Miller, 53, of Jersey Shore RD 3. A passing motorist took Miller to the hospital’s emergency room where he was treated for face and body bruises and released.
Mrs. Mattie Myfelt, age 83 of Daggett, Pa. Friday Dec. 24, 1976 at Arnot Ogden Hospital. Friends may call at Keister Funeral Home, Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral and committal service there Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. Wayne Richards. Alder Run Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Those who wish may send memorial gifts to the Daggett Methodist Church or Alder Run Cemetery Association.
Virginia A. Barber, age 58 of 200 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. Saturday, April 22, 1978 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl funeral home in Mansfield Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church in Mansfield the Rev. William Emery officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Ellsworth Barber; three daughters, Mrs. Steven (Diane) Austin of San Francisco, Calif.; Mrs. Michael (Sandra) Good of Daytona, Fla. And Miss Janis Barber at home; one son, Gary E. of Marshalltown, Iowa; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Janie Barber of Mansfield. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Mansfield and was active in all activities of the church; member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Mansfield. She was born Sept. 10, 1919 in Bethlehem, Pa., the daughter of Edwin and Mame Taggart Altenderfer.
STEPHEN SHAWN EDDY
Seven year old son of Pastor Harold and Lucille (Bolt) Eddy, of the First Baptist Parsonage, 2013 Crescent St., Millport, Tuesday, April 25, 1978. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Horseheads, the Rev. Stewart Rogers and the Rev. Thomas Moore, officiating. Interment Hermitage Cemetery, Hermitage, N.Y. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the charity of their choice. He is survived by sisters, Colleen M., Michelle R., and Nicole L., a brother Harold N., Jr. all at home; maternal grandfather Claude Bolt of Roseville, Pa.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Eddy of Warsaw, N.Y.; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Stephen was a first grade student at the Gardner Rd. Elementary School.
DINNER TO BENEFIT FAMILY OF BOY KILLED IN ACCIDENT
Millport folks will be eating again today and this time they’re really putting their hearts into it.
This occasion will benefit the family of a blond-haired, blue-eyed seven-year-old whose life was snuffed out April 25.
Stephen Eddy, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Harold Eddy St., was running across Rt. 14 to meet his father when he was struck by a car.
His father, pastor of the Millport Baptist Church, had sent his daughter, Michelle, 12, to fetch Stephen from home to the Post Office located on the other side of Rt. 14.
The Eddys also have three other children; Harold, Jr. 16; Connie, 15: and Nicole 6.
Mr. Eddy is chaplain of the Millport Fire Department. Like most volunteer outfits, the fire department is a close-knit group. The Millport Fire Department Auxiliary, composed of firemen’s wives, decided that a fund-raising event should be held to help the Eddy family.
“We can’t return that beautiful young boy to his family,” said Mrs. Lucille Malin, auxiliary president. “But we’re going to do what we can to help them out. We want them to know that we love them.”
The event is a smorgasbord dinner to be held at the fire hall today beginning at 5 p.m. and continuing until all the food is gone. Mrs. Phyllis Freeman and Mrs. Nancy Robbins are co-chairing the dinner.
Food is coming from nearly every household in the village, said Mrs. Malin. There will be chicken and biscuits, Swedish meatballs, a flood of hot vegetables and just about every kind of salad imaginable.
The auxiliary knows how to go about such evens because they’re the sponsors of the department’s annual Fishermen’s Breakfast held on the opening day of trout season. This year’s even netted $1,200, which will help buy fire equipment.
Mrs. Malin said the Eddys have gained the respect of Millport residents since the family came here last August.
Mr. Eddy seems to have a special rapport with the young people, Mrs. Malin said.
Stephen is remembered in various ways. Mrs. Malin remembers him as a happy smiling lad. His mother remembers his vibrant attitude and refers to him as “our child of impulse”.
His father remembers Stephen as the total boy, through and through, who loved to fish and who was always there to lend a hand on household projects.
His sister, Nicole, remembers Stephen for his beauty. “I still have in my heart Stephen’s blond hair and blue eyes,” she said. Understandably, the family’s grief is deep but eased somewhat by one comforting thought.
“He is at peace and I know where he is,” said Mr. Eddy.
MILLPORT BOY KILLED IN ACCIDENT
Seven-year-old Steven Eddy, of 2013 Crescent St., Millport, was killed Tuesday afternoon when he darted into the path of a car at Rt. 14 and Millport Hill Rd., just a short distance from his home.
Horseheads State Police said the boy was crossing the road to meet his father, Harold, when he apparently neglected to look for oncoming traffic.
The accident occurred at about 4:30 p.m.
Steven was taken to Arnot Ogden Hospital by Erway Ambulance. He was pronounced dead at 5L15 p.m.
The driver of the northbound vehicle was Robert W. House, 3 L’Hommedieu St., Montour Falls.
State Police Investigator William Freeman was in the vehicle directly behind House and observed the accident.
Trooper W. M. Lowery, who investigated, said no charges would be brought against House.
The cause of the death was listed as skull fracture.
Sterling Haven, age 72 of Troy RD 1, Monday, June 23, 1980. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, Pa. on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ann Palmer officiating. Burial at Columbia Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Columbia Cross Roads Church.
Mr. Richard M. Smith, age 75 of Daggett, Pa., Wednesday October 18, 1978 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Rodney Miller officiating. Interment Alder Run Cemetery. In lieu of flowers it was his request that contributions be made to the Geisinger Medical Center for the Cancer Research Fund in care of the Development Office, of Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa., 17821.
Thurston Jones, of RD 3, Wellsboro, Pa., Thursday, January 19, 1984 at the Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla. Funeral arrangements by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Pa. are incomplete.
Laureen Sue Eddy
Two week old daughter of Pastor Harold and Lucille (Bolt) Eddy of the First Baptist Parsonage, 2013 Crescent St., Millport, Friday, May 18, 1979. Private funeral services will be held at Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads at the convenience of the family, the Rev. George Miller and the Rev. Thomas Moore officiating. Interment in Hermitage (NY) Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorials to the charity of their choice. In addition to parents she is survived by sisters, Colleen M., Michelle R. and Nicole L.; one brother Harold N. Eddy, Jr.; maternal grandfather Claude Bolt of Roseville, pa.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Eddy of Warsaw, N.Y.; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Alice Morse of Gillette, Pa. paternal great-grandmother Mrs. Cora Freethey of Boston; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mrs. Florence Louise Wheeler Paulman, age 86 of 914 Southport St., Wednesday, September 6, 1978 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral services there Friday 1 p.m. The Rev. John Bedzyk and the Rev. Frederick Turner officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Dorothy) Brace of Elmira, Mrs. John (Marjorie) Hetherington, Mrs. Harold (Anna) Cosgrove, Mrs. Bernard (Helen) Cosgrove all of Elmira Heights; a son George Paulman of Elmira; 19 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Knowlden of Elmira and Mrs. Gladys Scudder of Florida; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Paulman was a member of the Penna. Ave. United Methodist Church and wife of the late Harry Paulman who died in 1962.
Mrs. Leona Mae Weaver, of 236 Crete Ave., Sunday February 11, 1979. Friends are invited to call at the Charles A. Hughes, Jr. Funeral Home, 1880 Davis St., Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Pentecostal Tabernacle, Miller and Falck St., Rev. Rudolf Metzger officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Alice Mae Diven Webb at home; husband, Rev. Paul L. Weaver; son and daughter-in-law David Eugene and Pamela Jane Weaver of Elmira Heights; daughter Laurie Jean at home; grandson, David Samuel Weaver of Elmira Heights; aunts and uncles. She was an employee of the Chemung County Nursing Facility; a 1945 graduate of Central Bible Institute, Springfield, Missouri; a former co-pastor in Pennsylvania; and a former missionary in Kentucky; and a member of the New York District Assembly of God.
Mr. Raymond P. Page, age 65 of 215 Main St., Wellsburg, Saturday, October 21, 1978 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral and committal services there Monday at 11 a.m., the Rev. N. Hugh Smith of the Northside Community Church officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will provide their own flowers and request that contributions be made in Ray’s memory to the American Cancer Society. He is survived by his wife, Sophie Cherkis Page; mother, Mrs. Lillian Page of Pine City, N.Y; daughter, Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Kendrick of Covington, Pa.; sons, Howard of Millerton, Charles of Napanoch, N.Y., Harold of Williamsport, Pa., Paul of Horseheads; sisters, Mrs. Glen (Daisy) Waight of Elmira, Mrs. Stanley (Catherine) Perkowski of Rochester, Mrs. Harold (Lillian) Sechrist and Mrs. Ruth Riley both of Pine City; brothers, Russell of Arnot, Pa., John of Horseheads, Kenneth and James of Pine City; 17 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was a veteran of World War II; and a former Carburetor Engineer for Bendix and owner of Page’s Sunoco Station.
Perry A. Deacon, age 43 of 119 North Sage St., Horseheads, Monday,
August 14, 1978 at the Bath VA Hospital. Friends are invited to call at
the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Wednesday 7 to 8 p.m. Funeral services
will be held there Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Bryce Blair officiating.
Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will provide flowers. Those
wishing may make memorials to the Neurological Unit (Medical I) of St.
Joseph’s Hospital. He is survived by wife, Mrs. Shirley (Colby) Deacon,
daughter, Miss Sheree Deacon at home, mother, Mrs. Emma Deacon of Galeton;
father, Joseph Deacon of Endicott; brother, Richard Deacon of Roulette,
Pa.; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Deacon was a member of the Elmwood
Avenue Baptist Church and a retired employee of the New York State Electric
and Gas Corp.