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FOLEY - Marguerite E. GARDINER, 88, troy, Pa, died February 24, 1997, at Troy Community Hospital, troy.  She was a native of Philadelphia, PA.  She was a graduate of Woodbury High school and was former secretary of Cy Eastlack at the Ford Agency (now Ace Motors) in Woodbury.  She was a life-long member of Almonesson United Methodist Church and was an active leader in the Woman’s Society of Christian Service (WSCS) of the United Methodist Church.  She served as president of the Camden District of the WSCS, president of the NJ conference of the WSCS, chair of the Missionary Education and Service Committee of the Northeastern Jurisdiction, delegate to several United Methodist Assemblies and delegate to the World Methodist Council.  Other volunteer work included president of the Board of Directors of the Neighborhood Center in Camden, NJ.  She is survived by her husband, E. Emerson Gardiner; son , Dr. Dickinson E. Gardiner of Troy; sister, Eleanor McCall of Woodstown; two grandsons.  Mrs. Gardiner was a long-time resident of Almonesson and moved to Troy in 1989.  The funeral was held at the Almonesson United Methodist Church, Almonesson, NJ. Interment in the Almonesson Methodist Cemetery, Deptford, NJ.  Contributions may be made to Almonesson Methodist Church Trustee Memorial Fund, Deptford, NJ 08096 or Neighborhood Center Kaighn Ave., Camden, NJ 08100.

GRINNELL -  Delores Dene WILBER, Sanford, FL, died November 27, 1997.  She was born in Troy, PA and moved to Florida in 1956 from there.  Arrangements were by Baldwin-Fairchild-Oakland Park Cemetery and Funeral Homes, Lake Mary, FL. Troy Gazette-Register, Troy, PA - December 11, 1997

JONES - MASON Velma aka C Velma - July 16, 23, August 6, 1998 EXECUTOR’S NOTICE Letters testamentary on the Estate of Velma Mason a/k/a C. Velma Mason, late of troy Township, Bradford County, PA, who died June 26, 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. Michael Gaige  17 Birch Lane Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 EXECUTOR Brann, Williams, Caldwell & Sheetz Attorneys at Law 111 West Main Street P.O. Box 277 Troy, PA 16947  (Daughter of Herman Jones-wife of Ambrose Mason Jr.)

Leslie A. PACKARD, 78, of Lake Worth, FL, formerly of canton and Troy, PA, died August 3, 1999 in West Palm Beach, FL.  Born February 8, 1921 in Canton, he was a son of John and Maude Jenkins Packard.  Lew grew up in Canton and graduated with the class of 1919.  Mr. Packard served in the Air Force during WWII.  Lew was employed by the Mutual of New York Insurance Co., retiring in 1983.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jo Hoodlett Packard, at home; daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Gerry Latopolski of Binghamton, NY; two granddaughters; sister-in-law, Marcella Packard of Canton; a brother-in-law, Harry Morse of Canton, PA; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Packard was predeceased by a daughter, Valerie Cronk, in 1976, three brothers and three sisters.  Memorial services will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, October 16 at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton War Memorial Swimming Pool, c/o Canton Recreational Association, PO Box 174, Canton, PA 17724 in Mr. Packard’s memory.   Troy Gazette Register

Lewis L “Verne” PARMENTER, age 63, of Milan, PA died on May 20, 1999.

Rancy K.PEPPER SR., 73, of st. Augustine, FL, formerly of Leroy and troy, PA, died Monday, June 7, 1999 at his daughter’s home in Interlachen, FL.  Born May 2, 1926 in Leroy, he was the oldest son of the late Kenneth and Charlotte Colton Pepper.  Rancy graduated from Canton High school, enlisted in the US Navy in 1943 and served on the USS Montour in the Pacific during WW II.  He was employed by Westinghouse in Horseheads, NY for 30 years until his retirement.  Rancy and his wife June moved to St. Augustine, FL where they have resided for the past 13 years.  Surviving are his wife of 50 years, June Rice Pepper, at home; son and daughter-in-law, Rancy Jr. and Patricia Pepper of Granville Summit, PA; daughters, and son-in-law, Crissa Ackley of Interlachen, FL and Melody and Kevin Groff of Newport, PA; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters and their spouses, Katherine Lepper of Canton, PA, Pauline and Ernie Clark of Granville Center, Jeanette and Bill May and Paddy and Colie Sherman, both of Leroy; brothers and their spouses, Paul Sr. and Shirley Pepper of Canton and Roger “Butch” and Arla Pepper of Leroy; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.   Racy was preceded in death by a son-in-law, William “Bill” Ackely and a brother-in-law, Francis “Fran” Lepper.  Memorial services were held in Interlachen, FL on June 12.  Memorial donations may be directed to the American cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA in Rancy’s memory.  “Troy Gazette-Register,”  Troy, PA  Thursday, June 17, 1999

Jack E. (Pappy) PINE, 72, of New castle, DE died Thursday, May 20, 1999.  Born in troy, PA he moved to Delaware with his family in 1956.  Jack was a letter carrier in the Fairfax and Newport offices and retired in 1986 after 30 years of service.  He served aboard the carrier USS Lake Champlain from 1944-1945 during WWII.  Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and was an avid baseball fan.  He had traveled to 45 of the 48 continental states.  Predeceased in 1989 by his wife of 40 years, Mary E. Pine; he is survived by his sons, Jack of New Castel, DE, Steven of Hockessin, DE and Thomas of New Castle; daughters, Patsy Pine-Stecher of New Castle and Carolyn Pine-Pace of Pennsville, DE; brothers, Ronald Pine of Troy, PA and Donald Barrett of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; sisters, Eloise Hulslander of Troy, PA, Marge Evans of Lockwood, NY and Joann Lowe of Steam Valley, PA; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and his beloved companion, Grace McLimans.  Services were held May 24 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home in Wilmington Manor.

Velma Estella PLACE, 74, Troy, PA died on Monday, February 23, 1998 at her home.  Velma was born March 26, 1923 in Monroe County, PA, the daughter of the late George and Sarah Place.  Velma lived at Martha Lloyd Community services in Troy, PA since May 1939.  Before her illness, Velma enjoyed planting flowers, walking through perennial gardens and making crafts.  She also enjoyed reading the Daily Review every day, especially the front page, comics and weather.  She is survived by a special friend, Althea Woolerton of Austin, PA.  A memorial service was held March 2 at the Martha Lloyd Community services, Orchard View Senior Center.  A viewing was held at Lanterman and Allen Funeral Home in east Stroudsburg, PA with burial in Sand Hill Cemetery, Bushkill, PA.  Donations may be made to the Martha Lloyd Special Fund, 190 W. Main St., Troy or Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.

Eugene “Max” POTTER, 71, E. Smithfield, died March 6, 2000.  Services at E. Smithfield Methodist Sat. March 1, 1 pm, Rev. Barbara Troxell officiating

Eugene “Max” POTTER, 71, of East Smithfield, PA died Monday, March 6, 2000 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  Born May 20, 1928 in East Smithfield, he was a son of the late Ted and Lucina Rockwell Porter.  Max was a graduate of the E. Smithfield High School.  Mr. Potter was a self-employed electrical contractor until his retirement in 1990.  He was a member of the E. Smithfield United Methodist Church, the Troy F&AM Lodge and the IBW Union Local No. 81, Scranton.  Max was an avid historian and enjoyed genealogy.  He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robina and Linda Potter, daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Kevin Fisk, both of East Smithfield; four grandchildren; a brother, Robert Kennedy of E. Smithfield and a sister, mary Williams of Towanda, PA.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, the former Chris Forbes; a sister, Lucille Reagan and an infant brother, Glenn.  Memorial services were held March 11 at the E. Smithfield Methodist Church with its pastor, Barbara Troxell officiating.  Arrangements were by the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Bradford County Historical Society, c/o 21 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Mr. Potter’s memory.

Willis “Butch” PORTER, 57, Granville Township, PA, died Sunday, October 20, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  Born on his family’s farm in Canton Township March 4, 1945, he was one of 14 children in the family of the late Addison C. and Etta Mae (McNeal) Porter.  Butch attended the Canton schools but left school early to help support the family.  He was employed by Swayze Folding Box Co. in Canton, Lemoncelli Tire Co. in Elmira, Paper Magic in Troy and L.I. Baumunk of Shunk, all the while operating his own farm in Granville Township.  Butch is survived by sons, Todd (Georgianna) Porter and Scott (Tiffany) Porter and daughter Cherry (Matt) Nedley; 11 grandchildren; sisters , Mable Roupp, Rosemarie Benedict, Pauline (Simeon) Jackson, Donnie (Kenneth) Stowell, mary (Joe) Walburn, Ruth Ellen Machmer; brothers, Charles, Dolson, Addison, Randy (Donna), Gary and Thomas Porter; former wife and friend, Dave and Shelby Fleming.  Butch was preceded in death by his grandmother, Phoebe McNeal and his infant brother.  Funeral services were held October 23 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. David McIntyre officiating and interment to be on his Granville farm.

Damon Benjamin POUND infant son of Tammy Pound, Austinville, PA died Tuesday, November 12, 2002.  He was born September 16, 2002.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by a sister, Courtney Houser of Fillmore, NY; maternal grandmother, Lena Pound and great-grandfather, Jim Button, both of Galeton, Pa; an aunt and three uncles.  Funeral services were held November 15 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. James House officiating and interment to follow in Button Cemetery, Germania, PA.

Colburn PRESTON, 78, Vacaville, CA, died the week of February 24, 1997.  He was the son of the late Joseph and grace Preston.  Mr. Preston lived on Redington Ave. in Troy, PA at one time.

PRUTSMAN Mabel P. FRALEY, 87, formerly a resident of Troy an Sayre, PA, died Friday, may 12, 2000 in Buffalo, NY where she had lived for the past twelve years.  Mabel was born in Columbia Cross Roads to the late Jeff and Lenora Prutsman.  Having attended troy High school, Mabel attended many of her class reunions in Troy.  She worked as a social worker in Bradford County for twenty years, retiring in 1975.   Mabel was predeceased by her husband George Fraley of Athens.  She is survived by two sons, Richard (Elizabeth) Mitchell of Buffalo, NY and Daniel (Gloria) Mitchell of Port Orchard, Washington; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

QUEAL Lucille L. Queal EIGHMEY, 95, of Summerville, SC died Tuesday, May 8, 201 at a Charleston, SC hospital.  Mrs. Eighmey was born on March 5, 1906 in Gillett, PA, the daughter of Willard Queal and Nellie Knapp Queal.  She was a homemaker and the widow of Lacelle G. Eighmey.  Survivors include her daughters, Phyllis Stell of Chandler, AZ and Marilyn Clark of Summerville, SC; sons, Louis Eighmey of Potomac, MD and Donald Eighmey of Ionia, MI; brother, Warren Queal of Millerton, PA; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Mrs.Eighmey was preceded in death by her husband; and a son, Dale Eighmey.  Graveside services were held June 2 at the Carolina Memorial Gardens; arrangements were made by Parks Funeral Home in Summerville, SC.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 215 East Bay Street, Suite 204, Charleston, SC 29401.

QUICK Nela
Quick, Mrs. Nela Jones died February 15, at the family home in Mansfield.  Mrs. Jones had contracted influenza, which rapidly developed in a severe case of pneumonia which proved fatal within a few days.  She was 28 years of age, being born August 3, 1891.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Quick and is survived by her husband, who is also very ill, and several children.  “Wellsboro Agitator” Feb. 25, 1920

RANDALL Ashley M. RANDALL, AGE 17, OF Gillett, PA died on Thursday, November 14, 2002 as the result of an automobile accident.  She was born on November 3, 1985 in Towanda, PA, the daughter of Kristen (Kuster) Randall.  Ashley was a junior at Troy High School.  She was on the Trojan Crier staff and worked on the farm of Mike Borek.  Ashley is survived by her parents; brothers, James and Phillip Randall and sisters, Amanda, Allison and Samantha Randall, all of Gillett, PA; paternal grandparents, James and Barbara Randall of Columbia Cross Roads, PA and maternal grandparents, Phillip and Phyllis Kuster of Elmira, NY.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Wednesday, November 20 from 4-6 pm; private funeral services will be held there with interment to be at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be made in Ashley’s name to the Troy Foundation, c/o Troy High School, 250 High Street, Troy, 16947.

Charles (Tink) REIDY, age 63, of Troy, PA died on Friday, November 10,  2000 at DarWay Nursing Home, Forksville, PA.  Charles was born September 9, 1937 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA; he was the son of the late Walter L. and Marian (Robinson) Reidy.  He was a graduate of troy High School and served in the U.S. Air Force for four years.  Charles was a member of VFW Post 6072 Asylum Twp. And American Legion Post 49, Troy, PA.  He was employed at Penn troy Machine Company for 16 years until forced to retire due to a disability.  He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Donald McINtosh, Lwman, NY, a brother and sister-in-law, Morris and Pauline Reidy, Gibson, NY and a special friend, Freda Bailey of Hillcrest Apartments, Troy, Pa.  He was predeceased by a sister Frances Jane Reidy.  There will be no services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice or to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA in Mr. Reidy’s name.

REMUS Jane Lynn OSBORNE, age 38, of Mansfield, PA died on August 14, 1998 in Mansfield, Pa.  She was born on October 1, 1959 in Madison, WI, the daughter of Lee Remus of Madison, WI and Lucy (Bruns) Mangani of Warren, MI.  Jane was a partner in CPO Publishing.  She was a member of the Church of the New Covenant.  Besides her parents, Jane is survived by her husband of 15 years, Roland Osborne III of Mansfield, PA; sons, Roland H. Osborne IV of Los Angeles, CA; Coleman J. Osborne at home; daughter Chrysta Grace Lee Osborne at home; brothers Mark (Chris) Remus, Jeff Remus and sister Susan Remus, all of Madison, WI.  Funeral services were held at the Church of the New Covenant in Mansfield August 17 with the Reverend Rod Murray officiating with interment to be in the Osborne family cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorials may be directed to Christian Motor Sports Illustrated, PO Box 129, Mansfield, PA 16933.

RENSHAW Suzanne O’CONNOR, 42, of Dushore RR, PA, died suddenly at her home on Saturday, October 28, 1995.  The daughter of Julius and Joyce Snell Renshaw, she was born on October 20, 1953 in Elkton, MD.  Suzanne was a graduate of Sullivan County High school Class of 1971 and later graduated from the Robert packer School of Nursing as a registered nurse.  She worked there for many years.  Suzanne is survived by her parents; her daughter, Ms. Stacie Ely of Dushore; three brothers; her grandmother, Mrs. Renshaw of Newark, DE.  She was predeceased by a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy J. Ely in 1984 and Mrs. Virginia Ely.  Funeral services were to be held November 1 at St. Paul’s Reformed UCC Church of Overton with the Rev. Robert W. Martin and the Rev. Robert W. Brown officiating.  Arrangements were by the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore.  Donations may be made to St. Paul’s Reformed UCC Church of the Guthrie Hospice.

RICHARDS III -Benjamin Wood Richards III 24, died on Wednesday, December 6, 1995.  Ben was attending reading Community College and was a member of the religious Society of Friends (Quakers).  He is survived by his parents, Grace Collins Richards of Boyertown, PA and Dr. Frederick Richards of Gallup, NM; siblings, Malika Indrow of Kent, OH Aurelia Payne of London, England; Stacey Adams of Lansdale, PA; Amanda Jones o Philadelphia, Pa; and Rafael Richards also of Philadelphia.

RITZ Martha C. RICHARDS, 89, formerly of Elmira, NY died Sunday, December 10, 1995 at the Bradford County Manor.  She is survived by her sister, Vida Guthiel of Rochester, NY; brothers, Edward Ritz of Montour Falls, NY and LaRue Ritz of Troy, PA.  It was Martha’s request that there be no public services held.   Arrangements were by the Olthof funeral Home, Inc. in Elmira, NY.

Robert Lee REYNOLDS, a resident of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, died April 25, 2001 at the age of 91.   He graduated from Troy High School and Albright College in Reading, PA.  For many years Bob worked as head of the control laboratory of Fero Enamel Company in Cleveland, OH.  Upon retirement in 1970 he and his wife moved to Ft. Lauderdale.  He is survived by sons and their wives, Lloyd and Sue Reynolds of Kent, OH and Wesley and Olivia Reynolds of Middletown, OH; a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter as well as a niece and several nephews.  He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie Rockwell Reynolds, in 1990; his sister, Margaret Blanchard and his brother, Wesley.

Gerald “Jerry” John ROCKWELL of Lacey, WA, formerly of West Burlington, PA, died Saturday, July 29, 2000 at the age of 65.  Jerry graduated from Troy High school in 1953 and served four years in the US Marine Corps before receiving an honorable discharge.  During the time he resided with his family in Towanda he was employed by A.C. Smith and later D.G. Nicholas as a salesman.  He retired as a major in the US Army.  He is survived by his wife Barbara, at home; daughters, Lynne and Susan Rockwell of Nichols, NY and Terry Campbell of Lacey, WA; sons, Jay Rockwell of Towanda, PA and Dale Rockwell of Salt Lake City, UT; his mother, Doris Rockwell of Troy, PA; step-daughters, Melanie and Cheryl and their husbands, Lacey, WA; Donald of Sayre, PA and Wayne of Florida; a sister, Lorraine and Harry Wright of Milan, PA; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father, Carl Rockwell in 1998.  Memorial services with full military honor guard were held August 3 with arrangements by the Woodlawn Funeral Home, Millinan Road, Lacey, WA.

RUMPFF Suskie L MERACLE., previously known as Linda RUMPFF-FISH, 57, OF WAVERLY, ny DIED Thursday, April 1, 1999 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following a brief illness.  Born August 25, 1941 in Athens, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Nina Montgomery Rumpff.  Ms. Meracle had an associates degree in business from Corning Community College, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Towanda.  She is survived by two sons and three daughters and ten grandchildren; a brother and three sisters, among them Nancy Rumpff of Troy, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held at the McKee Memorial Chapel in Waverly, NY with Bishops Isaacs officiating and burial to be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA.   “Troy Gazette-Register,”  Troy, PA  Thursday, April 15, 1999
 Rose (Sabaslay) MANN, age 87, died on December 23, 1999 at the Bradford County Manor.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc

Markley M. RUTH 92, of Columbia Cross Roads, formerly of Kulpsville, PA died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2000, at the DarWay Nursing Home in Estella.  Born on Dec. 28, 1907, in Kulpsville, he was the son of the late Howard and Verna Markley Ruth.  Mr. Ruth was employed as a tire salesman by Dergey’s Inc. in Franconia.  He was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in mainland, PA.  He is survived by: a daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Donald Beyer of Columbia Cross Roads; three grandsons, Bruce Beyer of Peoria, Ariz., Douglas Beyer of Spring Mount, PA., six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Mr. Ruth was predeceased by his wife, Amy, and two brothers, Howard and John Ruth.  The family will receive friends form 10 to 11 am, Thursday, October 5 at the Christ Lutheran Church, Mainland, PA.  The funeral and committal service will immediately follow at the church with its pastor, the Rev. LaVonne Althouse, officiating.  Interment will be held in the parish cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials may be directed to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Muscular Degeneration Research , 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027-1598, in Mr. Ruth’s memory.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.

SABASLAY Rose (Sabaslay) MANN, age 87, died on December 23, 1999 at the Bradford County Manor.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc

Rev. Harry A. SAGER JR., Lewisburg, PA, died Saturday, July 10, 1999 at Williamsport Hospital.  Born  February 13, 1914 in Elmira, NY, a son of the late Harry and Marietta (Moore) Sagar, he was married to the former Elinor Barnes for 55 years.  Rev. Sager was a graduate of Southside High School in Elmira, Elmira Business School Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL and Colgate-Rochester Divinity School.  He served as pastor for 42 years at several United Methodist Churches in the Central New York Conference and central Pennsylvania Conference.  These included Watkins Glen, NY; Troy, PA; Waterloo, NY; Mansfield, PA; Mount Union and Chambersburg, PA.   He retired from St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Lewisburg in 1981.  Surviving in addition to his wife are a son and daughter-in-law. H. Andrew Sagar III and Debbie, Marietta; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and John  Panczykowski, West Chicago, IL; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Esther and Robert Rutty, Lakeland, FL; two nieces.  He was preceded in death by a brother, William M. Sagar.  Memorial services will be held August 14 (3 pm) at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 42 S. Fourth St. Lewisburg with the rev. Thomas K. Cartwright and the rev. Charles W. Keller officiating.  Contributions may be made to the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 42 S. South St., Lewisburg, PA 17838

SAWYER Rachael M. KREITZER, age 61, of Canton, PA, died on Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at home.  She was born on march 31, 1938 in Frankfort, KY, the daughter of Robert and Evelyn (Poff) Sawyer.  She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Donald C. Kreitzer, at home; sons, Jesse O’Neal and Timothy O’Neal, both of Cincinnati, OH; daughters, Carol Mae Tanner of Cincinnati, OH, Cynthia O’Neal of Boston, MA and Sarah Kreitzer, at home; 15 grandchildren; four great=grandchildren; special friends, Betty Jean Maddox of Troy, PA and Trudy Goodwin of Wyalusing, PA.  Rachael is predeceased by her son Jeff O’Neal, in 1980.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date; arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.

SCOFIELD Clarissa Emily TYLER, 95, died unexpectedly September 6, 1999 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA, just one week shy of her 96th birthday.  Born September 13, 1903 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Thomas William and Dorothea Emilie (Lindstadt) Scofield.  Claire lived most her adult life in Metuchen, NJ.  After her husband died in 1984, Claire moved to Canton, later going to Ogdensburg.  Claire is survived by her cousins with whom she resided, Lenore (Lindstadt) Waldmeyer and husband, Ernest J. Waldmeyer, Claire Waldmeyer and Edye Waldmeyer, all of Ogdensburg; cousin Ernest R. (and Cindy) Waldmeyer and their three children, York, SC; special friends, Virginia Hasslinger of Blossburg, Carol and Duane Dibble of Canton and Lynda and Jim Quinn of Granville Center.  Funeral services were held September 10 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. David B. Morris and the Rev. Mary Kisner officiating and interment to be in Hempstead, Long Island, NY.  Memorial contributions in Claire’s name may be directed to the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton or the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.

SCOTT Alice Scott LEE, 85, of Monroeton, died Thursday, February 5, 1998 at the Whitney  Point Nursing Home in Vestal, NY.  She is survived by a son, John Vanderpool of Syracuse, NY; a foster daughter, Sylvia DeWolf of Rummerfield, PA; sisters, Mertie Benjamin of Monroeton, PA, Betty Grover of Newark Valley, NY and Rosie Bennett of Monroeton; brothers, Earl Scott of Granville, PA and Theodore Scott of Syracuse, NY; grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Lee.

SCOTT Josephine Thelma NORTHRUP, 78, of Milan, PA died Sunday, May 28, 2000 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  Born September 13, 1921 in Southport, NY she was a daughter of the late Frank T. and Pauline A. Lampman Scott.  Josephine spent her early years in Bournes Mills, PA and attended Athens area schools.  She was a member of the Milan United Methodist Church.  Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Lena Cole of Granville Summit, PA; daughter and son-in-law, dawn and Michael “Bruce” Nichols of Arcadia, FL; grandchildren and their spouses, Donald and Patricia Cole of Canton, PA, David and Tina Cole of Troy, PA, Daniel Cole of Granville Summit, Pa, Lisa Yost of Monroeton, PA, Laura and Brian Benjamin of Towanda, Pa, Kenneth and Amy Cole of Granville Summit, Vickie and Randy Boulerisse

James M. SEDGWICK, 61, of Columbia Cross roads RR 2, PA died Thursday, January 22, 1998.  He was born in Troy and worked for Factory Direct Homes in Greens Landing, PA.  He was predeceased by his best friend, Marilyn Mosier, two years ago.  Memorial services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens January 24 with Chaplain Mike Glicos officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848

SEGUR Euphemia “Fannie” SEGUR, 84, Elmira, NY died on Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at home.  She was a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church.  She is survived by two children; sister, Dorothy Williams of Canton, PA; brother, Francis Segur of Canton, PA; sister-in-law, Lucille Shoemaker of Granville Summit, PA; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband Fritz Andrus.  Memorial services were held March at the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church with the rev. Robert Searle officiating.  Arrangements were by the Olthof Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to her church at 1238 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY 14871.

Milton C. SEYMOUR, JR., age 82, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA died on Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at Troy Community Hospital.  Services will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in troy on Friday, September 22 at 2 pm with the rev. Allison Grover officiating.  Viewing hours are on Thursdya from 7 to 9.  A complete obituary will appear next week.

SHAMONSKI Ruth Ellen CRAWFORD, 66, died Sunday June 25, 2000 at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington, PA after an extended illness.  Born May 30, 1934 in Blossburg, PA, she was the daughter of Charles and Eva Grace Shamonski.  Ruth was married to Lyle Crawford of Alba who died in 1993.  She is survived by daughters, Diana Wilcox of Canton, PA and Tammy Wilson of Felton, DE; a son, William Powers of Nashville, TN; sisters, Rose Benson of Mansfield, PA and Frances Kreger of Blossburg, PA; a brother, Richard Shamonski of Florida; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Professional services were entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton.  In accordance with Ruth’s wishes there will be no formal services.

Bryce R. SHAW.  Word has been received that Bryce R. Shaw of Venice, FL, died October 25, 1999.  He was 69 years old.  He was born in Mansfield, PA and moved to Venice in 1981 from Flint, MI where he served as Director of Mathematics and Computer Systems for the Flint School System.  Mr. Shaw was a senior author with Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company in Boston, MA from 1970 until his death.  His latest publication will have a January 2000 copyright date.  He was graduated from Muhlenberg College, BA; the University of Michigan, an MA in analytical philosophy, Harvard University , Ph.D. in mathematics and applied physics.  Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Sally R. Prutsman, formerly of Troy, PA; son, David B. Shaw of Rodondo Beach, CA; daughters, Jody L. McMillan of Lapeer, MI and Erin S. Hunsinger of Potomac, MD; six grand children; a brother, Jack Shaw of Venice, FL; brothers-in—law, Jack Prutsman of Hollywood, FL and Tom Prutsman of Troy, PA.  Services were private.

George A. SHERMAN, 88, of Sayre, PA, died at home Friday, September 13, 2002 following an extended illness.  Born July 7, 1914 in Overton, PA he was the son of William and Debbie Sherman.  He was formerly employed at EMC of Sayre as a foreman.  He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gertrude, at home; his son David Kone of Sayre, PA; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a sister, Grace Sherman of West Burlington Township; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held September 15 at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating and burial to take place at a later time.  Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Sayre Christian church, 427 S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.

Charles D. “Red” SILVERNAIL, Lindley, NY and formerly of Fassett, PA died Saturday, June 16, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.  Charles retired from Facet Enterprises.  He was a carter member of the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department, member of the Caton Volunteer Fire Dept., Loyal Order of the Moose in Wellsboro, PA, American Legion #49 in Troy, PA and was the owner of Red’s Tire Sales, first in Fassett and then in Lindley, NY.  He is survived by his wife Virginia (Stage) Silvernail; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Bonnie Silvernail of Horseheads; NY; daughter and son-in-law, Rose and John Pona of Ormond Beach, FL; five grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Jacquelyn Silvernail of Fassett, PA and Orwin Campbell of Tennessee; sisters, Catherine Anderson of New Port Richey, FL and Anna Ward of Bath, NY along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his brothers Richard Silvernail and a sister Helen Middaugh.  Funeral services were held at the Barrett Funeral Home on June 19th with the Rev. William Vallet officiating.  Contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society in his memory.

SMEDES Bertha SWARTZ, 90, of Canton, PA died on Wednesday, September 18, 2002, at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington, PA.  Bertha was born on March 14, 1912 in Montgomery, NY, a daughter of the late John and Jenny (VanDermark) Smedes.  She was married to Howard F. Swartz for 66 years.  Mr. Swartz preceded her to death on June 30,1999.  Bertha and Howard lived in Warwick, NY for many years.  In 1964 they moved to Poland, NY, where they helped on their son Hank’s farm until their retirement in 1973.  They then settled in the Alba/Windfall area to be near family and grandchildren and later lived at the McCallum Manor in Canton.  Mrs. Swartz was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Swartz is survived by; sons and daughters-in-law; Aurelius John and Elizabeth Swartz of Canton, James Paul and Judy Swartz of Tallahessee, FL; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda Jane and Kenneth Laubenthal of Utica, NY; a daughter-in-law, Joan Swartz of Clarks Summit, PA; thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; two brothers, Albert Ford of Oklahoma, William Ford of Kent, WA; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband Howard, Mrs. Swartz was predeceased by a son Howard Henry “Hank” Swartz; a great grandson, John Sullivan; sisters, Jane Hill, Eva Bennett and Ann Metcalf, and a brother George A. Smedes.  Funeral services were held September 20 at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Reverend Dale Russell officiating.  Burial will be held in the Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, NY.  Memorials in Bertha’s name be directed to the American Cancer Society at 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Danny SMITH, age 12, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA died Tuesday, November 17, 1998 at Troy Community Hospital in troy, PA.  He was born October 12, 1986 in Philadelphia, PA.  Danny attended W.R. Croman Elementary School in troy and was currently in enrolled in the 5th grade at troy Middle School.  Danny could not read, add or subtract, walk or crawl, talk or barely see.  Danny could not dress or feed himself; yet he was a great communicator.  He is survived by his parents, Andy and Loretta (Baldwin) Hughson of Columbia cross Roads; brothers, Mike Bing, Aryc, Syme and Tyree Hughson, all at home; sisters, Tayce and Onykha Hughson, both at home; special friend TJ Nelson.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on November 21 with Pastor Louis Tsiknas officiating and interment to be at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be directed to troy Middle School Life Skill Support Class, Troy  Area School District, c/o Linda Everts, PO Box 67, Troy, PA 16947.

Josephine A. SMITH, 97, of Canton, PA, formerly of Williamsport, PA died Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born November 20, 1901 in Eagles Mere, PA, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Virginia DeWalt Smith.  Josephine graduated as a registered nurse in 1926 from Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing.  She took care of her sister Martha who died in 1965 and moved to canton in 1968.  Josephine was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) and enjoyed being a member of many community organizations.  She is survived by a brother, Paul Smith of Canton; ten nieces and nephews, among them Judy Huntington of Columbia Cross Roads; numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.  In addition to her sister Martha, Miss Smith was predeceased by five brothers.  Funeral services were held October 1 at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating and interment to be in the Eagles Mere Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) c/o the Church’s Memorial Fund, PO Box 57, Canton, PA 17724 in Miss Smith’s memory.

William “Bill” Darwin SMITH, 85, of Gillett, PA died Saturday, October 6, 2001 at Highlands Personal Care Home, LaPorte, PA.  Bill was born December 18, 1915 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late William E. and Lora Mae Bennett Smith.  Bill was employed as a carpenter for FM Howell Company in Elmira, NY retiring in 1968 after 26 years of employment.  He is survived by his wife, Louise E. Lowe Smith at home; sons, Mark W. Smith, Thomas L. (Diane) Smith, all of Gillett, PA; Lucille Ann Avery of Ithaca, NY; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother, Roy E. Smith of Elmira, NY; sister, Theodore Zepp of Gillett, PA.  Services were held October 10 (after 6-8 pm calling hours) at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg with Pastor Rick Wulf of the Bentley Creek Baptist Church officiating.

Moe Hazel “Mae” SONES, age 89, of Sonestown, PA died on Wednesday, September 2, 1998 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and John Rooker of Forksville, PA.  Hazel was born in White Deer Valley, PA, the daughter of the late Alvin and Elsie Raeback Forwalt.  Hazel was very proud to be of Native American descent.  Hazel was a member of the Rock Run Church in Muncy Valley, PA.  Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Nelson (Flick) Sones of the Highlands, Laporte, PA; daughter and son-in-law; Mary Sones and John Rooker Jr., Forksville, PA; foster grand-daughter, Ann Marie Drake of Troy, PA and Janet M. Mensch, Forksville.  Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home in Dushore

STEVENS Marie Louise ROWE, 73, Virgil Township, NY, died Wednesday, November 8, 1995 at her home.  She was born in Ridgebury, Bradford County, PA on August 15, 1922, the daughter of Liel and Olive Ackerman Stevens.  She attended Lapeer Christian Church and had been employed at Smith Corona in South Cortland, NY for several years.  She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ivor Row (2512 Rte. 392, East Virgil); sons, John E. (Constance) Rowe of Hopkins, SC and Roger (Margaret) Rowe of East Virgil; brothers, Liel Stevens Jr. of Barton, NY, Clarence Stevens of Columbia Crossroads, PA and Purl Stevens of Centerville, PA; sister, Leona Hollenbeck of Lockwood, NY; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Services were held November 12 at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home in Cortland NY with Alfred Boice officiating and interment to be in Parker Street Cemetery, Lapeer.  Contributions may be made to caring community Hospice of Cortland or the Marathon Emergency Squad.

STEVES Russell Steves, age 83, of Gillett, PA, formerly of Corning, NY died Sunday, June 6, 1999.  Born in Hertel, WI he was the son of the late Eugene and Lois Tucker Steves.  Russell was a roofer, employed by Roofers Local 203, Corning.  He is survived by sons, Thomas (Sharon) Steves of Gillett, PA, Gene Steves of St. Mary, FL, Ronald (Sharon) Steves of Ella Belle, GA and Dale Steves of Gillett; daughters, Lois (David) Southern of Painted Post, NY and Janice (Herbert) Hallstead of Bentley Creek, PA; a sister, Evaline Carl of Bath, NY; 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held June 16 (calling hours from 3-5 pm, service at 5) at the Phillips Funeral Home in Corning with the Rev. Roland Romig officiating and burial to be in Montour Cemetery, Montour Falls, NY.  “Troy Gazette-Register,”  Troy, PA  Thursday, June 17, 1999

Jennifer STEWART, Millerton, infant daughter of John P. and Julie L. (Bassett) Stewart, died September 9, 1995.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Jessica E. Stewart.  Private funeral services were to be held.

STONE Dr. Genevra S. FLEAGLE, age 76, of State college, PA died Monday, June 15, 1998 at home.  She was born November 7, 1921 in Springfield, PA, the daughter of the late Miles L. and Bessie Stanton Stone.  Dr. Fleagle graduated form Troy High School in 1937, received her BA from Penn State in 1941 and her medical degree from the Women’s Medical College in Pennsylvania in 1946.  Her internship was at Harrisburg General Hospital.  With her husband, who she met at Harrisburg General, they practiced rural general medicine from their home in East Smithfield, Pa from 1948-1965.  While she lived in East Smithfield, she served as president of the Bradford-Sullivan Counties Health Council; director of the Bradford County Cancer Society; a member of the Bradford County Medical Association; Girl Scout leader; offices in the local PTA and Music Boosters.  She was listed in Who’Who in American Women in 1961.  In 1965 they moved to state College to join the staff of Ritenour Student Health Center at Penn State.  She retired in 1981 and was awarded emerita status.  She was a member of St.. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in State College.  She is survived by daughters, Nancy F. Devine of Cary, NC and Jill F. Ascah of State College, PA; six grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Samuel B. Fleagle, in 1994.  A private viewing was held at the Ascah residence on June 20 with burial to be in Boalsburg Cemetery, Boalsburg.  Memorials may be sent to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 176, State college, PA 16804 or Nittany Hospice, PO Box 992, Clearfield, PA 16820.

Earnest E.  STORCH, 93, a resident of the Bradford County Manor, formerly of Troy, died Wednesday, February 25, 1997.  He was born March 4, 1903, in East Smithfield son of John and Hannah Wright Storch.  He was formerly an automotive engineer with GMC.  He is survived by friends Robert and Martha White of Troy RR2; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his wife, Alice Storch in 1953; brothers, Jay Storch; and sister, Louise Vosburg.  There will be a private service at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be directed to Guthrie Home Health, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.  Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.

Shashona Kay STOWELL, newborn daughter of Kenneth L. Stowell Jr. and Jennifer L. Frederick of Canton, died Tuesday, August 24, 1999.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister Kerstin Stowell, at home; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Agnes Stowell of Troy, PA; maternal grandfather, William Frederick of Canton, PA; aunts and uncles, Darlene and Tim Ayers, Angie Stowell, Peggy Stowell and Billie Jo Frederick all of Canton and Becky and Roger riddle of Troy.  She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Max Stowell in 1998 and by her maternal grandmother, Debra Frederick, in June, 1999.  Service were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Jonathan Stanley, Pastor of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, officiating and interment to be in Pennsdale Cemetery.

Samuel, Matthew and Mason STROHECKER.  The Strohecker triplets were born on September 9, 2002 at Arnot Ogden medical Center in Elmira, NY.  Samuel David died on September 9, Matthew Ryan died on Sunday, September 15 and Mason Riley died on Wednesday, September 18.  They were the sons of Dr. Robert and Sondi (Landis) Strohecker of Mansfield, PA.  The triplets are survived by their parents; twin brothers, Alexander Robert and Anthony Robert Strohecker, both at home; maternal grandparents, Glen and Barbara Landis of Troy, PA; maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Marion Eby of Sarasota, FL and Hanna Landis of Lansdale, PA; paternal grandparents, William H. and Jean Strohecker of Mansfield, NY; paternal great-grandparents; aunts and uncles.  Memorial services were held September 22 at New Life Church in Canton with the triplets’ grandfather, the Rev. Glen Landis and great uncle, Arlen Landis officiating.  Contributions may be made to the Strohecker Triplet Memorial Fund, PO Box 632, Mansfield, PA 16933.  Contributions will be designated for memorial trees for Main ST. Mansfield and children’s ministries of New Life Church, Canton.  The Jacquelyn Buckheit Funeral Chapel in Mansfield has been entrusted with the arrangements

STROPE Lisa M. JENKINS, 33, of troy RR 3, PA, died Sunday, February 14, 1999 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Lisa and her husband Donald (Zeke) Jenkins were the owner-operators of Jenkins School Buses of Troy, employing drivers in the Northern Tioga, Athens and Troy school districts.  She was a member of the Troy Fire Department where her husband is third assistant fire chief and her daughter, Candice, the reigning fire queen.  Lisa attended the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church on the Berwick Turnpike.  She was an avid horse person, belonging to the Tioga Valley Horse and Saddle Club.  She is survived by her husband, Donald (Zeke) of Troy RR 3; daughters, Candice Marylou and Donna, all at home; her mother, Judith Swain Strope of Troy; sisters, Susan (Don) Crisman of Virginia Beach, VA, Nancy Strope of Troy and Barbara (Chris) Boles of Norfolk, VA; a half-sister, Ashley Strope of Waverly, NY; treasured friend and second father, Donald (Ed) Robinson of Sayre; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her father, Richard D. Strope and grandmother, Louella Swain of Troy.  Memorial services were held February 17 at the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Lynn Ensign, pastor and friend, officiating with a gathering to follow at the Troy Fire Hall.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira.  Donations in Lisa’s name may be made to the Bradford County Extension Office, Horse and Pony 4-H, in Towanda.  These donations will be used to further the education of all Bradford County youth in the pleasures of riding and caring for their horses

STUMP John Memorial service to be held for John STUMP.  A service to celebrate the life of John Stump will be held on Saturday, July 22, 1995 at 2:00 pm at the Windfall United Methodist Church.  Troy Gazette Register

SWEENY Bernice NASH, age 95, Troy, PA died Thursday, March 25, 1999 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA.  She was born in Armenia Township on June 19, 1903, the daughter of the late Robert and Della (Wilcox) Sweeny.  Bernice and her late husband of 68 years, Row W. Nash, both operated a grocery and meat market from 1922 to 1941 at the site of the present Kim’s Beauty Salon in Troy.  Later she was also employed as field representative for Farm Journal magazine.  Bernice was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church.  She was a member of the Troy American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 49 and held several offices including that of president.  Bernice was the first vice president of the Bradford-Potter-Tioga County Council of the Auxiliary.  She was also a member of the Troy Grange and Alparon Park Association and was affiliated with the Troy Free Fair.  Bernice is survived by a daughter, Dorothy (Harold) Shepard of Freeville, NY; four grandsons  and three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marie Sweeny of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews; and great nieces and great-nephews.  She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Doris Nash Dunn.  Funeral services were to be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Troy American Legion Auxiliary Post 49, Box 113, Prospect St., Troy, PA 16947 or to the charity of one’s choice.

Collen Dean TAYLOR, age 2, son of Mickey S. and Kristin L. Taylor of Elmira Heights, NY died August 5, 1995 at University Hospital, Syracuse, NY.  He was born on August 18, 1992 at Arnot Ogden Hospital.  Surviving besides his parents are his sister Kassandra and twin brother Stephen Kyle, both at home.  Among his great-grandparents is Betty Jones of Fassett, PA.  Arrangements are by the Barrett Funeral Home in Elmira.

THOMPSON Harry Thompson, aged nearly 28, died Wednesday morning at the home of his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Henry Thompson, in Blossburg, after a long illness.  He enlisted in the Spanish-American war, in the Forty-first infantry, Company K from which he was honorably discharged, later reinlisting in Forty-first cavalry, Company K, serving in all five years in the Philippine Islands and other places, receiving the second honorable discharge.  His death was caused by throat trouble.  The result of brass poisoning from a bugle during his service in the army.  Mr. Thompson had resided in Blossburg all his life.  The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the house.  He is survived by his wife and two small daughters; also his father and mother.  Mr. And Mrs. Henry Thompson; one brother, Frank, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Decker of Mansfield, and Miss Caroline Thompson , of Blossburg.  “Wellsboro Agitator”  1909, 04, 21

THOMPSON Ida -Mrs. Ida Thompson Eddy, aged 45 years of Corning, died last Thursday night following an extended illness of complications of diseases.  She was born at Cherry Flats, where she lived for many years.  Mrs. Eddy was a member of the Congregational church and the Corning Historical Society and was estimable woman.  Besides her husband she is survived by 5 daughters and one son.  She is also survived by her parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Thompson of Cherry Flats; also 3 sisters and one brother as follows:  Mrs. Arthur Tipple, of East Charleston, Mrs. Ella Dodge, of Wellsboro, and Miss Sarah Thompson and Lyman Thompson of Cherry Flats.  The remains were taken to Cherry Flats and the funeral was held from the First Congregational Church on Monday morning.
“Wellsboro Gazette,”  June 24, 1090

THOMPSON, Myra M. Cleveland, aged 82 years, of Covington, died March 29, 1948, at the home of her son, James Frost, Covington.  She was born in Sullivan Township May 22, 1866, the daughter of Henry and Julia Thompson.  She was married to Charles D. Frost in September 1883, who died in 1894.  She later married Wallace Cleveland, now deceased.  She is survived by two of five children, Edythe McAuley, of Sumerville, Mass., and James Frost, of Covington; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  “Mansfield Advertiser” April 7, 1948

Franklin Arthur TILLINGHAST, 80, of Fassett, PA died Wednesday, March 29, 1995 at home.  Frank was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church for over 60 years; a charter member of the South Creek Lions Club with 50 years; a member and past master of the Fassett Grange for over 50 years; a member of the Trojan Lodge #306 F&IAM, Troy, PA for over 40 years.  He was a lifetime member of the American Jersey Cattle Club, a charter member of the South Creek Fire Department and Ambulance and a member of Elmira Moose Club.  He was a former member of the Elmira Eagles Club, the Corning Masonic Lodge (32nd Degree) and the Elmira Grotto Club.  He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and George Cruise; foster son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Laura Webster; granddaughter and spouse, Kimberly and Vaughn Ulrich; stepson and spouse, Ronald and Ruth Goodrich; grandson, Arthur Goodrich Jr. and spouse; brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Freida Tillinghast; nephew and spouse, John and Grace Tillinghast and children; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many good friends and neighbors.  Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on April 1 with the Rev. Donald Rockwell, the Rev. Richard Rusboldt, and the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, PA 18848.

Albert Larue TRICK, 57, Bloomsburg, PA died Monday, October 4, 1999 at his home after a long illness.  He was born in Hughesville, PA June 5, 1942, a son of the late Preston H. and Margaret H. Weisbrod Trick.  He is survived by five sisters and brothers-in-law, including Mary and Ronald Rockwell of Troy RR 3, PA; three brothers, Glenn and Grant Trick, both of Canton and Robert trick of Williamsport; his companion, Sarah Morrison, with whom he resided.  He was preceded in death by two brothers.  Private graveside services will beh held in Pleasant Hills Cemetery, Hughesville, PA under the direction of the Hiller funeral Home in Nescopeck, PA.

Barthel Feleri TRUFFA, III, 52, Aberdeen, MD died Monday March 27, 2000 at St. Vincent Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT.  He was born in Oakland, California, the son of the late Charlotte (Albers) and Barthel F. Truffa, Jr.  He was an industrial and environmental health/physics technical consultant.  He also retired from the US Army in 1988 as Sgt. Major, serving during Vietnam.  He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Alice Marie (Oldroyd) Truffa; his mother-in-law, Eleanor M. Oldroyd of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; sister-in-law, Priscilla Jackson-Six of Sayre, PA; two brothers and a step-brother; a sister; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Florence and Clarence Woodard of New Baltimore, MI and Mary and Charles Dekle of Van Etten, NY.   A service of Christian Burial was held April 1 at the Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home in Aberdeen, MD with Father Kevin Schenning officiating and interment to be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA with full military honors (April 13).  Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, PO Box 17025, Baltimore, MD 21203 or American Diabetes Association, 407 Central Ave., Reisterstown, MD 21136.

Clare “Tuck” Addison TUCKER, 79, OF Gillett, PA died at home on Saturday, November 11, 2000.  Tuck was a member of the Coryland Church and the Wells-Jackson Lions Club.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving his country in the Navy aboard the battleship USS Massachusetts.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janet Tucker, at home; his children and their spouses, Daniel (Annette) Tucker of Siloam Springs, AK, Susan Ferguson of Murfreesboro, TN, David (Marianna) Tucker of Pittstown, NJ and Peter (Judith) Tucker of Pittstown, NJ; eight grandchildren and four great=grandchildren.  A private graveside service will be held at Grandin Cemetery, Clinton, NJ at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were by the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira.

TURNER Dorothy L. STOUT, age 84, of Troy, PA died at the Bradford County Manor on Monday, March 27, 2000.  she was born in Bismarck, ND, the daughter of the late Leroy and Blanche Ross turner.  Dorothy was a retired nurses’ aide from the Bradford County Manor.  She was a former member of the Elmira Moose lodge.  Survivors include daughters, Sylvia and Charles Heasley of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; Hazel Foster of Elmira, NY; Joyce and Louis Decker of Gillett, PA; Barbara Kinner of Wellsburg, NY; Carol and Merle Austin of Millerton, PA; Dorothy Corwin of Addison, NY; Cynthia and Jerry Slater of Ulster, PA; sons, Russell and Pearl Stout of Jackson Summit, PA and Douglas Stout of Elmira, NY; many grandchildren great-grandchildren and great0great-0granchildren; sister, Blanche and Jim Briggs of Gillett, PA; many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Stout, in 1990; brother Charles Makinster; sisters, Marguerite Aber and Jennie McAdams; grandson Kevin Decker; and granddaughters, Debbie Decker Ellsworth and Cory Marie Stout.  Funeral services were held Thursday, march 30 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY.

TYLER Mary
Wellsboro Agitator - July 29, 1903
Chatham Advices -Death of Mrs. Robert Cornell - Little Marsh, July 28 - Mrs. Cornell, mother of Mr. Charles Cornell died at the home of her son last Tuesday, and funeral services were held in the Chatham Valley church on Thursday.  Mrs. Cornell was 83 years of age and had long been a widow, her husband, Robert, having died many years ago.  Charles, with whom she lived, is her only surviving child.  She had very influential brothers in New York.  Burial in the cemetery near Keeneyville.

Allen Joaquin VALERO, 70, died November 19, 1998 at his home in Denver, CO.  He was born December 26, 1927 in Tampa, FL and served in the Air Force in post World War II Japan.  While in Monroeton he developed a natural sheepskin-coat kit company.  In Boulder he owned the boulder Bear Company.  In Denver, he was an artist, sign painter and designer of leather clothing.  He is survived by his wife, Joyce Mozina Valero who he married in 1990, Denver; son, Christopher, Gillett, PA; a daughter, Holly, Portland, ME; sister Kay Vontz, Austin, TX; two grandchildren.  After cremation, memorial services were held December 5 at his home

Ralph H. VANKEUREN, 66, of Englewood, FL and formerly of Binghamton, NY died December 8, 1998.  Born in troy, PA, he was the son of Ralph and Mary Jane VanKeuren who predeceased him.  Ralph was a graduate of Mansfield University.  He was involved with the Troy Gazette were his father was editor and owner.  He retired from the Chenango Valley School district as library coordinator.  He served in the US Army, a veteran of the Korean War.  He is survived by his wife, Eugenia (Floros) VanKeuren; daughters and son-in-law, Heather A. VanKeuren, Germantown, MD and Karen and Brian Russell of Lawrenceville, PA; grandson Galvin Russell, Lawenceville; a sister-in-law, Maria C. Lemoniades, Syracuse, NY.  Memorial services were held December 17 at the Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home in Binghamton, NY.  Contributions in his memory may be made the Annunciation Landscaping Fund, 4121 O’Hara Drive, vestal, NY 13850 or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 220 Wexford Boulevard, Venice, FL 34293.

A memorial service for Russell VANNOY, who died August 20, 1995, will be held at the Troy Methodist Church Saturday, September 2 at 1:30 pm. The Rev. Guy Camp will officiate

VANPUTTEN Kathleen “Kay” VANECK, former resident of Troy, PA, died on Thursday, February 20, 1997 after a lengthy illness.  She was born in Paterson, NJ of November 5, 1922, the daughter of Christian and Bessie Van Putten.  Kay is survived by her husband of 50 years, Albert Van Eck of 707 Clearwater Drive, Sanford, NC 27330.  She is also survived by sons; Kenneth Van Eck of Suffern, NY, Edward Van Eck of Cary, NC, Albert Van Eck of Highland Lakes, NJ and daughters: Cheryl Hulslander of troy, PA and Kathy Short of Sanford, NC.

Robert William WAGNER, 70, of Sylvania, PA, died Monday, November 7, 000 at Troy Community Hospital.  He was born on July , 190 in Blossburg.  In 199 Robert retired from Paper Magic in Troy where he had worked for 10 years.  Robert is survived by his wife of 5 years, the former Marjorie M. Jackson; a son, Danny (Leslee) Wagner of East Troy, PA; daughters, Debbie Harer (and Douglas Williams) of Sylvania, PA and Donna (Paul) Pasko of Austinville, PA; grandchildren, Robert Smith, Stephanie Harer, Stacee Harer, Amy Wagner, Michael Pasko, Shawn Wagner and Brian Williams; and great-grandson, Zachary Smith.  Memorial and burial services will be held at the convenience of the family with arrangements by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.

WALMSLEY Katelyn C. Walmsley, infant daughter of Thomas C. and Laura (Westlake) Walmsley, died Saturday, September 13, 1997 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Other survivors include a sister, Sabrina Smith of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; grandparents, Thomas G. and Carolyn Walmsey of Granville Summit, PA, Lathrine and the late Walter Westlake of Troy, PA; great-grandparents, George and Alice Walmsley of Gillett, PA and Charles and Sylvia Heasley of Columbia Cross Roads; aunt, Katrina Westlake of Troy; uncles, Steven (Sherry) Walmsley of Gillett, Jamie Walmsley of Granville Summit; numerous great aunts and uncles.  Memorial services were to be held Wednesday, September 17 (11 am) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Elder Crawford officiating

Gerald A. WARD, 54, of Zephyrhills, FL died Thursday, July 13, 1995 at East Pasco Medical Center in Zephyrhills.  A native of Troy, PA, he moved to Florida two years ago from Horseheads, NY.  He was a food industry supervisor.  Mr. ward was a veteran in the US Marine Corps.  He is survived by his wife, Jeanne C.; a son, Steven of Elmira, NY; a daughter, Diane of Allentown, PA; stepsons, John Cercone of Phoenix, AZ and Jay Cercone of Aberdeen, MD; his mother, Norma Ward of Elmira; brothers, Phil Ward of Athens, PA and Cecil Ward of Elmira.  There will be private ceremonies with full military honors.  Memorials may be directed to the Marine Corps League Toys for Tots.

WEAVER Catherine SKWIERAWSKI of Sayre, PA died on Monday, March 22, 1999 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Catherine was born in Dushore on December 31, 1933, a daughter of the late Ellery and Catherine Taffe Weaver Sr.  She graduated from St. Basil’s High School, Class of 1952.  Catherine was a homemaker and lived her married life in Sayre.  She was a member of Epiphany Catholic Church, Saryre.  Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law; two brothers-in-law; grandchildren, Patrick Shults and Jennifer Shults, Troy; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence P. Skwierawski, in 1978; brothers, Ellery Weaver Jr. and Richard Weaver, both of Dushore.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 26 at St. Basil’s Church in Dushore with the Rev. Michael B. Harris presiding and interment to be in the adjoining parish cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home in Dushore.

WEIGESTER Olive LAFOND, 84, of Saco, ME died in June 2000.  She was born in Troy, PA on March 12, 1916, a daughter of Wilson and Emelia Lamkin Weigester, graduated as valedictorian from Troy High School, majored in Fine Arts and received a BA from Parson’s School of Design in New York City.  She spent her junior year in Europe, studying at the Louvre in Paris as part of her program.  Mrs. LaFond was a faculty member at Penn Hall in Chambersburg PA and also at Briarcliff Manor in Edgewood Park school in Westchester County, NY.  She met Dr. Robert LaFond in New York City.  They were married in June 1942.  After spending the early years of their marriage in White Plains, NY they moved to Maine.  She continued to draw and pain throughout her life.  She was a communicant of Most Holy Trinity Church and was very active in hospital work.  Her husband died in February 1996.  Surviving are two sons, John Philips of North Windham, ME and Thomas Hormides of Saco ME; a daughter, Margaret Kyle of Yarmouth, ME.

WEISER Mary Weiser MARTIN, age 62, a resident of Martha Lloyd Community Services, Troy, PA for over 35 years, died on Monday, June 4, 20001 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Funeral services are scheduled at the Vickery funeral Home in Troy on June 7 at 11 am (Rev. Harry Barrigar of Bentley Creek Wesleyan) with a reception held at Martha Lloyd Community Services dining room, 190 West Main st., Troy June 7 from 2 to 4 pm.  A full obituary will be printed in next week’s edition.

Ronald S. WESTLIN, 68, of Gillett, PA died of heart Failure on November 6, 1995 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.  He was born September 10, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY and was the son of the late Mildred C. and Oscar G. Westlin.  He served in the Us Navy as a hospital corpsman with the Marines in Germany during World War Ii and in Korea before retiring with 25 years of service in 1973.  He worked for the Lewiston Hospital and Stop 35 in Mifflintown, PA and was a member of the First Methodist Church of Lewiston.  Don resided in Gillett, PA the last 10 years of his life.  He is survived   by a daughter Jennifer L. (Westlin) Lynch; son, Andrew P. Westlin and his former wife, B. Lynne Westlin; one grandson.  Memorial services were held at the Gillett Baptist Church on Rt. 14, Gillett, PA on November 11 with the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating. Arrangements were by the Barrett funeral Home, Inc.  Memorial donations may be made in Don’s name to the South creek Ambulance Corps in care of Richard J. Lewis, Gillett, PA 16925.

Kathleen Joyce WILCOX, 55, of Canton RR 1, PA, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at her sister Judy’s home in Canton Twp.  Kathleen was born in Elmira, NY on December 20, 1944, a daughter of the late Edmund “Mark” and Jane Slade Wilcox.  She attended Canton schools and graduated in the class of 1962.  She was a member of the Calvary Alliance Chapel.  She was employed for a time by the Penn York Company in Athens and the Martha Lloyd School in Troy, PA where she resided for a number of years.  “Our Little Guardian Angel” was the nickname given Kathleen by her many friends at Martha Lloyd.  She is survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy Dole of Canton, PA, Barbara and Richard Sheesley of Watkins Glen, NY, Marjorie May Wilcox of Edmonds WA, Karla and Donald Oglesby of Zion, IL and Eleanor Ruth Shaffer of LaCross, WI; brothers and sisters-in-law, John H. and Rosanne Wilcox and Philip and Faith Wilcox, all of Kenosia, WI; special friend, Daniel Walsh of Sayre, PA; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held August 27 at the Calvary Alliance Chapel in Canton Twp. With the Rev. David McIntire and the Rev. Norman Pierce officiating and interment to be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were in charge of the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton.  Memorials may be directed to the Gideon Bible Society, c/o Towanda Camp, PO Box 17, Granville Smt., PA 16926; Calvary Alliance Chapel, RR 2, Canton PA 17724; or the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 in Ms. Wilcox’s memory.

Clifford Cecil WILSON, age 66, of Burlington, IA, died at Burlington Medical Center September 4, 1998.  Clifford was employed as a foreman in a copper mine for 25 years.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a Korean War Army veteran.  He is survived by daughters, Michelle Jarvis of Fort Madison, IA, Julia Reynolds of Burlington, IA, Becky Reynolds of Patton, MO and Dawn Barrett of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; 17 grandchildren; a sister and two brothers.  He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Joann Carol Bence, in 1996; his parents, a son and a sister. Funeral services were held in Burlington, IA with the Rev. David Roqula officiating and interment to be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Phillipsburg, MO.

Harold L. WILSON, 89, died Sunday, July 4, 1999 at the Bradford County Manor, troy, PA.  He was born May 10, 1910 in Chemung, NY, the son of the late Lewis and Ada Bradley Wilson.  Mr. Wilson was a retired signal operator for the Erie Lackawanna Railroad.  He is survived by daughters, Elizabeth (Douglas) Wolfe of Gillett, PA and Mable (Donald) McLaughlin of Pine City, NY; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Wlilson.  Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on Wednesday, July 7 (2:30 pm) with interment in Smithboro Cemetery, Smithboro, NY.  Troy Gazette-Register, Troy, PA  Thursday, July 8, 1999

William B. WOLCOTT, 70, of Troy, PA, died Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at the Bradford County Manor following a period of declining health.  Born July 18, 1929 in Brooktondale, NY, he was the son of the late George and Eva Cartright Wolcott.  William was educated in the Elmira, NY schools and was employed by various steel companies in Buffalo, NY.  He became an orderly in the 1950’s and worked in hospitals and nursing homes, both in New York and Florida.  He attended the Troy Methodist Church.  He is survived by sisters, Lela Rogers of Watkins Glen, NY, Ellen Corning of DeLand, FL, Louise and her husband James Miller of Cayuta, NY, Betty Woodyard of Houghton, NY; a brother, Donald and his wife Wanda Wolcott of Land O’Lakes, FL; a brother-in-law, Ted Galley of Ocala, FL; several nieces and nephews; many friends including Robert Long of Troy with whom he made his home.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles who was killed in WWII and a sister, Kathryn Galley in 1999.  Funeral and committal services were held February 25 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Richard Noggle, pastor of the Troy Methodist Church, officiating and interment to be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa, NY.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Troy Food Pantry, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Troy, PA 16947 in Mr. Wolcott’s memory.

Ellis Guy WOLESLAGLE, 85, of Auburn, NY died July 25, 2001, at Mercy Health and Rehabilitation Center, Auburn.  He was born in Troy, PA, a son of the late Guy Blaine and Charlotte Ellis Woleslagle.  He graduated from Troy High School and LaSalle Extension University, Chicago, Ill.  He served in the US Army from 1942 to 1945, during World War II, receiving four battle stars.  He was supervisor of accounting for Smith Corona, retiring in 1974.  He also worked as corporate secretary for E.D. Clapp Manufacturing Co., Suburn and as corporate director of Ivanhoe Foods Inc. Auburn.  He is survived by his wife, June Parker Woleslagle; daughter, Junell Blaylock of Warrenton, NC; sons and daughters-in-law Kenneth and Patricia of Dellona, FL, and Lyle and Jennifer of North Syracuse; sisters, Helen Wrisley of Wellsboro, PA.  Sarah Shaffer of Harrisburg, PA. and Doris M. Haven of Troy, PA; brother, Albert M. Woleslagle of Monroetown; and five grandchildren.  Interment will be in Soule Cemetery in Sennett, NY with full military honors.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Owasco Fire Department No. 1, Owasco Road, Auburn, NY 13021.

Alden C. WOODWARD, age 75, of Troy, PA died at the Bradford County manor, Burlington, PA after many years of declining health April 26, 2000.  He was born on January 19, 1925 in Canton, PA, the son of the late Harmon and Clara (Soper) Woodward.  “Aldy” as he was known to his family and friends was a retired custodian from Troy Area School District.  He was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  He is survived by his sister, Joy Carnright of Old Town, FL; nieces, Marilyn (Richard) Sine, Anita (Gary) Reeser, Faye (Rob) Cockrin, all of Old Town, FL; nephews, James (Connie) Avants, Tim (Tina) Avants, both of Troy, Pa; several great nieces and great-nieces; all his special friends who cared for him at Bradford County Manor.  Aldy was predeceased by his brother-in-law, James Avants, sister, Beatrice Avants, Brother-in-law, Warren Carnright.  It was Aldy’s wish to have no service; arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, Memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of one’s choice

Gerald V. WRAY, age 81, of Mosherville, PA died on Saturday, January 15, 2000 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA.  He was born March 17, 1918 in McClure, PA, a son of the late John E. and Bessie E. (Kerstetter) Wray.  Gerald was associated with the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Elmira, NY.  He was a retired core maker from Kennedy Valve in Elmira, NY.  He was a former coach of the Belltown baseball team.  Gerald is survived by his wife o f58 years, Arlene M. (Renninger) Wray of Mosherville, PA; sons, Nelson E. (Lillian) Wray, Delmar K. (Debbie Meisner) Wray, Jeffrey N. (Leah) Wray, Mark D. (Tracey) Wray, Tony C. (Peggy) Wray all of Gillett, PA and Lynn A. (Deb) Wray of McClure, PA; daughters, Janice E. (William) Spangler of Bear, DE, Beth M. (Robert) Eward Jr. of Denver, PA, Fran M. (Joe) Majestic of Lititz, PA, Rita K. Minium and Deborah A. (Merrill) Sherwood, both of Mcclure, PA; 28 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by a sister, five brothers; son-in-law, Glenn E. Minium Sr.; grandson, Glenn E. Minium Jr.   Services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in troy January 18 with Mr. David Young of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, Montour Falls officiating and interment to be in the family cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 708 Lena Place, Elmira, NY 14905.

Richard E. WRIGHT, 65, Pulaski, NY died October 15, 2002.  He was the son of Chauncey D. and Bertha (Holton) Wright of Gillett, PA.  Richard attended the Gillett Elementary School..  He retired after 38 years with General Electric Corp.  He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Georgiana Lewis Wright; daughter Laura and sons, Charles and Scott; sisters, Ethel (Fred A.) Pierce of Pine City, NY, Jane (Lavern) Alexander of Elmira Heights, NY and Frances (Donald) Shaffer of Rome, PA; brothers, Walter (Polly) Wright of Troy, PA, H. Donald (Betty) Wright of Elmira Heights, NY and Albert Wright of Glen Aubrey, NY; sister-in-law, Catherine Wright, wife of the late Chauncey Wright of Horseheads, NY.  Burial was at Daysville Cemetery in Pulaski, NY.

YODER Hannah Mae GERNERT, age 77, of Mechanicsburg, PA, formerly of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died Thursday, September 18, 1997 at the Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home, Carlisle, PA.  Hannah was born January 6, 1920 in Shamokin, PA, a daughter of Harry and Frances (Savage) Yoder.  She was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, William O. Gernert.  She attended the Pentacostal Tabernacle of Elmira, NY.  Surviving are a son, David Gernert and daughter-in-law Angela Slocum of Mechanicsburg, PA; a brother, Harry (Bud) Yoder of Pitman, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Mrs. Alberta (John) Slear of Northumberland, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Hannah is also survived by many friends.  She was preceded in death by sisters, Ruth Yoder and Eleanor Creal and brothers, Daniel and Arthur Yoder.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on September 20 with the Revered John Bedzyk, pastor of the Elmira Pentecostal Tabernacle, officiating and interment to be in the family cemetery in Columbia Cross Roads.

Benjamin (Ben) E. YOHN, 77, of Annville, PA, died at Hershey Medical Center on July 31, 1998.  Ben was born Feb. 13, 1921 in Perry County, PA.  he was a member of trinity United Chkurch of Christ, Palmyra, and the Palmyra VFW.  He served in active duty with the U.S. Army during WWII and also served as a Boy Scout leader.  Ben retired in 1982 from Hershey Chocolate Factory after 42 years.  His children foundly remember their father returning home from work smelling like Hershey Chocolate candy.  He will be remembered in our local area for his support of the Rainbow Riders handicapped program when his granddaughters, Julie and Dixie Lehman were volunteers.  He often supplied the group with chocolate candy treats and financial support.   Ben is survived by his sons, Benjamin E. Yohn II and wife, Linda of Palmyra.  Bernie L. Yohn and wife, Kathy, of Lebanon, PA; daughters, Beverly and Thomas G. Bross, of Palmyra, Bonnie and Dennis R. Lehman, Columbia cross roads.  Ben was especially proud of his grandchildren and loved them dearly.  A very difficult time in his life cane in 1993 when his granddaughter Julie Lehman preceded him in death.  He is also survived by grandsons, Thomas, Tarin and Tyson Bross, Benjamin IIII, and Griffin Yohn and Sgt. Gregory A. Lehman; granddaughters Marcy and Dixie Lehman and Nicole Yohn.  He was preceded in death by his wife Myrtle A. (Geib) Yohn; and brothers, devid John, James, Russell, Arthur, Lester, and Robert; sisters, Violet Yohn, Emma Anderson and Janet Frownfelter.  A graveside military service was held at Grandview Memorial Cemetery, Annville, on August 4, 1998.



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? AYERS Auction to settle estate of Dora Ayers January 14, 1943, 95 St.. James St., Mansfield, PA.  Administrator, Edgar Lilley

? Katherine S. FOOTE, 96, of Troy, PA died Sunday, August 29, 1999 at the Troy Community Hospital.  It was Katherine’s wish that there be no formal funeral services.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY.  Memorials in Katherine’s name may be given to the charity of one’s choice.

? Mildred E. MARTIN, 69, of Phoenix, AZ and formerly of Granville Summit, PA, died August 7, 2001 in Phoenix.  Mildred is survived by her husband of 49 years, Harold (also formerly of Granville Summit, now of 10401 Cave Creek Road 329, Phoenix, AZ 85011); children, Larry (Beth) Martin of Troy, PA, Ken (Kathleen) Martin of Dansville, PA, Dennis (Linda) Martin of Phoenix, AZ, Wayne (Brenda) Martin of Phoenix, AZ, Robert (Nancy) Martin of Colorado and Sharon Martin Ballard of South Dakota.  She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and many other close relatives and friends.  A well-attended service was held at the grace Mennonite Church in Phoenix.  Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 16934, Phoenix, AZ 85011.

? Betty J. ROGERS, age 76, formerly of Waverly, NY, died June 2, 1999, at the Bradford County Manor, following an extended illness.  She was born April 15, 1923, in Laceyville, PA.  Betty was a life member of the Church on the Hill, Milan, PA, where she taught Sunday school.  She helped with the chicken barbecues and volunteered with the help line Ministry.  Betty was a dedicated and loving wife and mother.  She received a certificate of merit from the Bradford County Manor for her work as a resident volunteer.
“Troy Gazette-Register,”  Troy, PA  Thursday, June 10, 1999

? Glaedys Mae Bush STEHR, 76i, of Hatboro, PA died Saturday, September 30, 1995 at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook, PA.  Glaedys was a member of Horsham Bible Church for more than 40 years where she taught Sunday school and Pioneer Girls.  She is survived by her husband, Warren W. Stehr; daughters, Kae M. Hicks-Gamble of troy RR 3 and Donna L. Courts of Hatboro, PA; sons-in-law, Jay B. Gamble of troy RR 3 and Lori (Hewitt) Hicks of troy RR 3; Scott and Heidi (Hutter) Hicks and William “Bill” Hicks, both  in the U.S. Army at Ft. Bragg, NC; and Kevin, Laura and Jamie Courts of Hatboro; one great-grandchild, Brittany Dakota Hicks of troy RR 3.  funeral services were held October 4 at Horsham Bible Church in Horsham with interment to be in Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn, PA.  Arrangements were by A. Groh Schneeder Funeral Home in Hatboro.  Pallbearers were Tim, Scott and Bill Hicks; Kevin courts; Harry Courts; and a nephew, Ricky Teitsworth.


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