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ABER Esther Jane Albert Wright STROCK, 87 died Friday, March 6, 1998 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.  She was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church.  She is survived by her son, Cecil (Shirley) Wright of FL; daughter-in-law, Esther (Pete) Peterson of SC; brothers, Judd Aber of Columbia Cross Roads, PA and George (Doris) Aber of Henrietta, NY; sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Aber of Spencer, NY; sisters, Beatrice McCue of Elmira, NY and Louse (David) Gardiner of Newport, WA; 34 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her son, Charles (Betty) Wright; daughter-in-law, Marian Patelunas; brothers, Raymond, Gerald and Louis Aber.  Funeral services were held at the Barrett Funeral Home on March 8 with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating and burial to be at Union Hector Cemetery, Burdett, NY.  Contributions may be made in her memory to Chemung County Meals on Wheels.
Lewis  “Lewie” PACKARD SR.,  82, of Canton, PA, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 3, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Lewie was born in canton on July 2, 1915, the son of John A. and Maude C. Jenkins Packard.  A 1933 graduate of canton High , he was an Army veteran of WW II.  He was employed by the former Grand Union Tea Company of Williamsport and called upon customers that he established throughout Bradford and surrounding counties.  He was later employed by the Liquor Control Board and managed the Canton Liquor Store until his retirement in 1980.  he is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marcella, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and arm Larrabee of Columbia cross Roads, PA, Marcy Lou and Bill Coble of Superior, WY; sons and daughters-in-law, Bradley E. and Arlene Packard of Fort Walton Beach, FL and Gary and Janet Packard of Millersburg, PA; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grand-children; brother and sister-in-law, Les and Jo Packard of Binghamton, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a son, Lewis “Butch” Packard Jr. in June of 1995; two brothers and three sisters.  Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on March 7 with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister, officiating and private interment.  Memorials may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association, PO Box 38, Canton, PA 17724 in Mr. Packard’s memory.

David Lloyd BENTLEY sr. 78, OF Moultrie, GA, originally from Pennsylvania, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997 at the Colquitt Regional Medical Center, Moultrie, GA.  Mr. Bentley was born in Leetonia, PA on December 6, 1918, son of the late Dr. John Irving Bentley and Nettie Irene Butler Bentley.  He was a sheet mental worker and veteran of the Navy reserves.  Survivors include his wife, Shirley Leonard Bentley of Moultrie (168 Green St., GA 31768); son, David Lloyd Bentley Jr. of Sylvester, GA; stepsons, Wayne Inman of Moultrie, Larry Inman and Gary Inman, both of Gillett, PA; daughter, Susan A. Doud of Elmira, NY; stepdaughter, Sara Field of Gillett; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; eight grandchildren, nine great=grandchildren and 13 step-grandchildren.  Memorial services were held at the Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home in Moultrie on march 14 with the Rev. David Bond officiating.  Memorials maybe made to favorite charities.

Richard B. BREWER, 77, of Troy, PA, died April 8, 1997 at home.  He was born in Elmira, NY, on December 2, 1919, the son of Frederick and Pearl Brewer.  For many years he was the owner and proprietor of Brewer’s Men and Boys Shop in Troy, PA.  He served in the US Army during World War II in the Pacific and received the Bronze Star.  He and his wife lived in Elmira, NY, Sylvania, PA and Troy.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, LaVerna Baker Brewer, of Troy; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and JoAnn Brewer of Bristol, vV; Roger and Carol Brewer of Thousand Oaks, CA; Jeff and Brenda Brewer of Troy; Barry and Nancy Brewer of Troy; Steven Brewer of Seminole, FL; grandchildren, Kim Michael and Shawn Brewer, Kevin and Kathi Brewer, Joy, Jason, Lisa and Tom Kuscan, Tracy, Ryan, Casie, Annie and Caylin; brother and sister-ini-law, Harland and Harriett brewer of troy; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by brothers, Erwin brewer and Ronald Brewer and sisters, Beatrice Yoxtheimer and Mildred Hartman.  Private Memorial services were held with the Rev. Jonathan Stanley officiating and arrangements by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 or the charity of one’s choice.

Ronald H. BRIAN, 80, of Troy RR 1, Columbia Twp., PA died Monday, May 29, 1995 at Troy community Hospital, Troy, PA following a brief illness.  Born May 11, 1915 in Brockway, PA he was a son of the late James Henry and Clare Hoyt Brian.  Mr. Brian was a veteran of World War II having served in the US Army Engineer Corps in the South Pacific.  He was employed by F.P. Case and Sons in Troy for many years until his retirement.  He was a member of VFW Post No. 8675, Troy and Troy American Legion Post No. 49.  Surviving are his wife, Shirley Schucker Brian; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Stephen Miller of Troy RR 1; grandchildren, Tammy and James Philower of Eglin Air Force Base, FL, Teresa and Curtis Sterling Jr. of Gillett, PA, Tessie Miller of Horseheads, NY and Todd and Trudy Miller of Colorado Springs, CO; three great-granddaughters; sisters and brothers-in-laws, Helen and Harland Dean of Wellsboro, Pa, Ruth Morgan of Troy and Maude and John Wencile of Ashtabula, OH; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Mary Brian of Osceola, PA, Wade Brian of Roulette, PA and Ruthadele Vosick of Eldred, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and James Morris and Ann and Harry Wencile; brothers, George and John Brian; a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Geraldine Brian.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on June 1 with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.  The family requests that memorials be directed to the Bradford Unit of the American Cancer Society, 413 South main St., Athens, PA 18810 in Ronald H. Brian’s memory.

Wade E. BRIAN, 73, of Roulette, PA died Tuesday, May 31, 1995 at his home.  Born June 20, 1921 in Brockway, PA he was a son of James and Clare Hoyt Brian.  He was a resident of Roulette for 10 years and before that lived in Coudersport for 33 years.  He was a retired employee of Tri-County Rural Electric of Coudersport and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.  He was a member of Potter Post 192 of the American Legion.  Survivors include a son, Allen E. Brian of DuBois, PA; two grandchildren; a brother, Thomas Brian of Osceola, PA; sisters, Helen Dean of Wellsboro, Maude Wencile of Ashtabula, OH and Ruth Morgan of Troy, PA; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.  Funeral services were held at the Flickinger Funeral Home June 1 with the rev. Paul C. Kauffman officiating.

Miles E. “Brownie” BROWN, 60 of Troy RR 1, PA died unexpectedly Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at his home.  Born on September 8, 1918 in Sayre, Pa, he was a son of the late Howard A. and Mariann I. Hatch Brown.  In earlier years Brownie attended the Athens Schools.  He was employed as a truck driver by Stroehmann Bakeries for over 30 years, retiring in 1997.  Stroehmann’s honored Mr. brown with the Million Mile Safe Driving award for his years of devoted service.  Throughout life, Brownie was an avid outdoorsman.  He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and competing in sporting clay shoots.  He was a member of the Sayre Sportsmen’s Club.  The Troy Area Ambulance Association, the Wheel Inn in Roaring Branch and was active in the Schrader Creek Association. He was also a life-time member of the NRA.  Surviving are step-daughters and a step-son-in-law, Terri Riggs of Canton, PA, Cindy and Bradley Cease of Katy, TX; grandchildren, Nathan and Leah Riggs; a brother, Robert N. Brown of Athens; sisters and their spouses, Joan and William Allen of Athens, Devona and John Woods of Rochester, NY, Kaye Bailey of Sayre, Marian and Marshall Robinson of Johnson City, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, Miles was preceded in death by his wife, Claire Blattner Brown in 1992.  funeral and committal services were held October 2 at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. David Morris, Pastor of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Canton officiating and a private interment.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Sayre Sportsmen’s Club, PO Box 191, Athens, PA 18810 in Mr. Brown’s memory.

BRUKIEWA Tessie F. MATHNIA, 69, of Troy RR 1, PA formerly of Gordon st., Philadelphia, PA died Thursday, May 11, 1995 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Bob Fleury.  She was born October 4, 1925 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of Ladislaus and Carolina Brukiewa.  Tessie had lived with her daughter and son-in-law since January, 1995.  She was an active member of St. Laurentius Church in Philadelphia.  She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Robert Fleury of Troy RR I and Joann and John Moore, Philadelphia; two brothers and four sisters; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held at the  Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA with the celebrant to be Father John Michalek and interment in the cemetery there.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in troy.  Memorials may be directed to Trehab of Troy, PA 16947 or Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA.

Louis R. BRUSH JR., 66, of Columbia cross Roads, RR 2, PA died Saturday, May 10, 1997 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He was born in Upland, PA May 19, 1930, the son of the late Louis Brush Sr. and Helen Coykendal Brush.  Mr. Brush was a retired US Navy veteran, having served in the submarine service,  He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and Fleet Reserve association.  Mr. Bush is survived by his wife, Cecelia; a daughter, Lela Cecelia Gusler of Gillett; sons, Randall Brush of Connecticut and Sean Moriarty of Towanda, PA; a sister, Lela Cornnachia of Chester, Pa; a brother, frank Brush of Chester; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Roberts funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on May 13.

Margaret COLLINS, 48, of west Main Street, troy, died in her home on march 19, 1997, following a brief illness.  Meg was born April 26, 1948 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Francis Howard II and Ann Collins.  Meg was a resident of Martha Lloyd Community Services in Troy since May 1991.  She participated in activities at the Adult Training Facility.  Meg especially enjoyed listening to music, swimming and spending time outdoors.  Meg is survived by her sister Alice Osgood of Oxford, MF; three brothers, Charles H. Collins, Francis H. Collins III and Edison C. Collins; and a a nephew.  Who was predeceased by her sister Ann in 1947.  A memorial service was held at Martha Lloyd Community Services, 190 West Main Street Troy, on Thursday, April 3.

COVEY Jean MOSHIER,53, Deming, NM, formerly of Ulster, PA died there July 30, 1995.  She was born February 15, 1942 to the late Claude and Iva Eddy Covey.  Among her survivors are her husband, William Mosher, Deming, NM.  She is also survived by many local relatives including brothers, Everett Covey of Towanda, PA; Laverne Covey of Gillett, PA; sisters, Frances Lear of Riverside, CA, Evelyn Haflett, Elmira, NY, Isabelle Johnson, Granville, PA, May Barrett, Caton, NY and Barbara Finnerty, Gillett.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Claude and Raymond.  Memorial services were held August 5 at the home of Laverne Covey with the Bishop Earl Mayo of the Church of Latter Day Saints performing the service.

DAPP Clara Dulcie Chevalier SMITH, age 66, of Mansfield, PA died Saturday, October 31, 1998 at her home.  Clara was born November 5, 1931 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of Mathias and Gertrude H. (Morris) Dapp.  She enjoyed participating at the Mansfield Senior Center.  Clara is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Jean Chevalier of Tioga, PA and Lawrence “Larry” and Sandy Chevalier of Barton, NY; daughter and so-in-law, Teresa M. and Randall Mason of Wellsboro, PA; granddaughters, Kelly and Brittany Mason; sisters and brothers-in-law, Minerva and Richard Longwell of Elmira, NY, Shirley Miller of Rochester, NY, Caroline Peters of NY, Lorraine and Franklin “Sonny” Welch of Westfield, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Trustes “Ted” and Dorothy dapp of Rochester, NY, Charles and Kathy Attorelli of Denver, CO.  Funeral services were held at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield on November 4 with the rEv. Clive Ollies officiating and interment to be private.

Samuel T. DAVEY JR., 75, of Schuylkill Haven, PA and formerly of Troy, PA, died Monday, June 26, 1995 at Orwigsburg Manor Nursing Home.  Born in Penn Argyl, PA he was the son of Samuel T. and Grace Rotzell Davey Sr.  He was a 1941 graduate of Penn State University and taught secondary agriculture at Troy School for 34 years, retiring in 1982.  Previously, he taught at East Stroudsburg and Charleston Township schools.  He was a WW II veteran of the US Marine Corps and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy.  Surviving are his wife, the former grace Miller (5 Pear St., Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972); daughters Margaret Nolen of Garland, TX and Mary Berryman, Schuylkill Haven; five grandchildren; a sister, Louise Dickinson of Dallas, PA.  Funeral services and interment were private.  Donations can be sent to the National Parkinsons Foundations, 1501 Northwest Nine Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136 or the First Baptist Church of Troy, canton St., Troy, PA 16947.

John DEBACH, 82, of Troy RR 2, PA, formerly of Berwick, PA died Sunday. April 16, 1995 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He was born July 3, 1912 in Berwick, the son of Andrew and Vera Poptyk Debach.  He was a veteran of World War II, a pipefitter and welder and was a member of Pipefitters Local 524, Scranton, PA.  He is survived by a brother, Charles Debach of Troy RR 2; sisters, Mary Elliott of Troy RR 2 and Kate Beiter of Berwick; sisters-in-law, Ruby Debach of Chambersburg, Pa and Agnes Debach of Tottenville, NY; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Rose Marie May.  He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Debach in 1990; sisters, anna Debach, Rose Halloway and Anne Gherke; and brothers, Mike Debach, George Debach and Andrew Debach.  Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family with burial at St. Cyril and Methodius Cemetery in Berwick, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.

Layton Matthew DUNBAR, infant son of Janet Griffin and Clark Dunbar of Troy, RR 2, PA, died Tuesday, October 6, 1998 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by sisters, Beth and Mary Dunbar; maternal grandparents, Gary and Beverly Griffin of Canton; paternal grandparents, Lester and Christine Dunbar of Troy; maternal great-grandparents, Eugene and Marie May of Canton; several aunts, uncles and extended family members.  A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were by the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Arnot Ogden medical Center Foundation for NICU, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 in Layton Matthew Dunbar’s memory.

Michael E. FARRELL, 45 of Mountain Lake, PA died Sunday, December 14, 1997 at his home following an extended illness.  Born September 26, 1952 in Sanford, CT, he was a son of Daisy Dunbar Farrell and the late Edward Farrell.  Michael was a 1972 graduate of the St. Louis High School in Honolulu, Hawaii.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict having served in the US Marine Corps.  He was a graduate of the university of New Haven, CT and was formerly employed by Airborne, Inc. in Elmira, NY.  Farrell was a member of S.S. Peter & Paul Church, Towanda.  Surviving are Eileen Winchell Farrell, at home; his mother, Daisy Farrell of Palm Bay, FL; a brother, Daniel Farrell of Norwalk, CT; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Norm Hawley of West Hartford, CT; a half-brother and his spouse, Robert and Jane Farrell of Norwalk, CT; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial mass was held December 27 (2 pm) at S.S. Peter and Paul Church, Third St. Towanda with the Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant and interment to be in Connecticut.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda.  Memorials maybe directed to a charity or organization of one’s choice in Michael Farrell’s memory.

Paul J. FITZGERALD, 68, of Troy, PA  died on Tuesday, April 15, 1997 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Paul was born in Dushore, PA on April 11, 1929, the son of the late James a. and Lena Stiff Fitzgerald.  He was employed by the Meehan Oil Company in Towanda for a number of years before starting his own business in 1969, the PJ Fitzgerald Plumbing and Heating Co. which he operated for many years until his early retirement due to health reasons.  Paul was a member of SS. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church in Towanda.  Surviving are his wife of 54 years, the former Virginia M. Berry, at home; sons, Thomas Fitzgerald of Troy, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Fitzgerald-Turner and Jerry Turner, Kensington, MD, Susan F. and Dr. Robert Rosso, York, PA and Julia A. Paris, Alpine, NY; seven brothers and three sisters; three grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister in 1989.  A mass of Christian Burial was held April 19 at St. Basil’s Church in Dushore with the Rev. Patrick J. McLaughlin presiding and interment to be in the adjoining parish ceremony.  Arrangements were by the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home in Dushore.

FORBES Cris POTTER, 64, of East Smithfield, PA died on Friday, April 14, 1995 at home.  Born February 3, 1931 in Sayre, PA, she was the daughter of Wilton and Marion Lilly Forbes.  She was a member of the east Smithfield United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Potter is survived by her husband of 45 years, Gene Potter (Box 55, East Smithfield); son and daughter-in-law Robin and Linda Potter of east Smithfield; daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Kevin Fisk of East Smithfield; grandchildren, Rachel Potter, Adam Potter, Christopher Fisk and Jenny Fisk; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pat and Jim Cargill of Riveria Beach, FL, Vicki Forbes of Litchfield; brother and sister-i-law, John and Amelia Forbes of Roanoke, VA; brother, Bill Forbes of Sayre; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services were held at the east Smithfield United Methodist Church (April 22 at noon) with the Rev. Kermit Schrawder and Rev. James Barrett officiating.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.

John R. KNELLER, 69, of San Angelo, TX died Wednesday, March 12, 1997 in Portland, OR.  Mr. Kneller was born on April 5, 1927 in Sulllivan County, PA.  He was a Prudential Insurance agent for many years.  Mr. Kneller lived in the Portland area from 1978 to 1992 and then moved to San Angelo.  He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Stephen Isaac of Tucson, AZ, Margene and Dane Shaffer of San Angelo; daughters, Margaret Kneller and Patsy Kneller, both of Brush Prairie, WA; sons, Luke M. Kneller of Vancouver, WA and Leland Kneller of troy, PA; sisters, Madeline King and Louise Hitchcock both of Wysox, PA and Delores Hitchcock of Malvern, PA; seven grandchildren.  Funeral services were held in Washington state.  Memorials may be directed to the central Faith Baptist Church, 2460 Jomar, San Angelo, TX 76901 or the American Heart Association, 234 W. Beauregard, San Angelo, Texas 76903.

LANTERMAN Arlene M. HERKO, 63, of Spencer, NY died at her home Monday, May 22, 1995 after her battle with A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).  She was born in Troy, PA, October 29, 1931, the daughter of Wellington F. and Agnes (York) Lanterman.  She is survived by her husband, Joseph Herko of Spencer, NY; three daughters; a step-daughter and two step-sons; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, Larry G. (Maxine) Lanterman of Lowman, NY; sisters, Sandra (Edward) Swayze of Ithaca, NY and Lila (Stan) Skikowski of Alpharetta, GA; nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held May 25 at the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer with the rev. Donald S. Miller officiating and interment to be in Lockwood, NY Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Tioga County Hospice, 231 Main St., Owego, NY 13827.

 LAUDENSLAGER Shirley SPENCER, 50 of Canton, PA died Thursday, May 18, 1995 at the Troy Community Hospital Emergency Room.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Verna Spencer of Canton; daughter, Dawn Marie Spencer of Canton; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Timothy Chagnon of Canton; two grandchildren; father and mother, Charles and Florence Laudenslager of Canton; brothers, Charles Laudenslager of Liberty, PA, Frank Laudenslager of Williamsport, PA, Stanley Laudenslager of Williamsport, Arthur Laudenslager of Blossburg, Pa, Paul Laudenslager of Canton; sisters, Mary Havens of Troy, PA, Sue Mewse of Williamsport, Barbara Slingerland of Troy, Rose Shadduck of Shunk, PA, Ruth Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, Deborah Fredericks of Canton, Nettie Morgan of Canton, Esther Smith of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a son Timothy Spencer; a brother, Jake Laudenslager and sisters, Bertha Laudenslager and Beverly Cox.  Private memorials services were held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Douglas Graybill officiating and burial to be in the Pennsdale Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorials may be directed to the Shirley M. Spencer Memorial Fund, c/o Rev. Douglas Graybill RR 1, Box 178-A, Granville Summit, PA 16926. [Shirley Laudenslager is buried in the Pennsdale Cemetery, Bodines, Lycoming Co., PA. ]

The Rev. Dr. Albert S. LAYTON, 90, of Pilesgrove, NJ died Monday, November 9, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  Born in Woolwich Township, New Jersey, the son of the late Albert O. and Ruth McAllister Layton, he was raised in Pilesgrove Township and graduated from Woodstown High School in New Jersey.  The Rev. Layton received his doctor of divinity from Temple University in Philadelphia.  He served at numerous United Methodist churches in the southern New Jersey Conference where he also served as district superintendent.  He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Lodge and the Knights of Pythias.  Surviving are sons, the Rev.  Albert Keyes Layton of Pilesgrove, NY and Dr. Robert D. Layton of Corvallis, OR; a daughter, Eleanor Loomis of Troy, PkA; a brother, S. Wayne Layton of Woodstown, NJ; sister, Clara Perry of Pedricktown, NJ; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Meryl Anderson, in 1986; brothers, Newton S. and the Rev. Warren S.; and a sister, Clara Perry of Pedricktown, NJ; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife, the former Meryl Anderson, in 1986; brothers, Newton S. and the Rev. Warren S.; and a sister, Emma Mullen.  Burial was in Sharpton Methodist Cemetery, Pilesgrove.  There will be a memorial service at the First United Methodist Church of Troy on Sunday, November 15 at 2 pm.  The family requests contributions be made to the Southern New Jersey Conference Board of Pensions, 1996 Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.

MITCHELL Polly Anne BARNES, 62, of Mason, OH died March 20, 1997 at Beresda North Hospital.  Mrs. Barnes was born June 19, 1934 in Elmira, NY.  She was employed as a secretary with the Simmons Company.  She is survived by her children, Stephanie Bokeno, Mason; suzette Lairson, Hamilton; Rodney Barnes, Galloway, OH; four grandchildren; sisters, Martha Biehle, Mason and Florence Mitchell, NY; brothers, Tom Mitchell and Kent Mitchell of Pennsylvania.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Barnes.  Services were held March 25 at the Shorten & Ryan Funeral Home in Mason with Deacon Can Rader officiating and burial to be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mason.

MUNRO Hannah M. ORR, (SRGP 04616)  83, of Johnstown, PA died April 22, 1998 at the Arbutus Park Manor in Johnstown, PA.  She was born October 10, 1914 in Sylvania, PA, daughter of the late George Henry and Myrtle (Harvey) Munro.  She was preceded in death  by her husband, Richard W. Orr, in 1976.  Mrs. Orr was a graduate of Troy High school and Mansfield state teachers college.  She taught for many years in Pennsylvania schools, retiring form Reading School System, Reading, PA.  She is survived by daughter, Jo Ann (Paul) Feeley of Johnstown; two grandchildren, Pam Keller, Etters, PA and Paula Coe, Charleston, SC; great-grandchildren, Adam and Erin Keller; a brother Archie Munro of Roy PA; a sister, Janice Saxton, also of Troy; several nieces and nephews.  A private funeral and interment service was held in Johnstown on April 24, 1998 in charge of the Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc.

ROSENBERGER Mary Anna SLATTERY died on Sunday, April 27, 1997 in Troy, PA.  She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Timothy J. Slattery; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Rae Slattery of Lake St. Louis, MO; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Mark Connell of Troy, PA; grandsons, Michael, Riyan and Christopher Connell and Adam Slattery.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were by the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY.  Memorials maybe made in Maria’s name to Troy Community Hospital, 100 John St., Troy, PA 16947.

Bruce Dale TRICK, 50, of Pinelas Park, FL formerly of Hughesville and Canton, PA, died unexpectedly Friday, June 6, 1997 in Schenectady, NY.  Bruce was born September 7, 1946 in Hughesville.  He was a son of the late Preston H. and Margaret H. Weisbrod Trick.   While residing in Canton, Bruce was employed by the former Swayze’s Folding Box Company.  In 1971 he moved to Florida where he was a truck driver for the next 26 years.  Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Daryle Ann Trick, at home, sisters; Marie Mutschler of Raleigh of Raleigh, NY, Rose Bacon of Canton, Ruth Choate of Lawton, OK, Mary Rockwell of West Burlington, PA and Edna Moyer of Lakeland, FL; brothers, Robert Trick of Montoursville, PA, Albert Trick of Bloomsburg, Pa, Glenn and Grant Trick, both of Canton; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Bruce was preceded in death by a brother, Harry P. Trick, in 1995.  funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on June 12 (11 am) with the Rev. Donald Raffensperger, Pastor of the West Burlington United Methodist Church, officiating.  Memorials for the benefit of the family may be directed to Mary Rockwell, RR 3, Box 274, Troy, PA 16947 in Mr. Trick’s memory.

WIM Katherine VANSELOUS, 86, of Troy, PA, a former resident of Pennington, NJ died Tuesday, May 23, 1995 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born February 16, 1909 in Lambertville, NY she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mary Jones Wim.  Katherine was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy.  She is survived by her husband of 63 years, earl F. Vanselous; a son and daughter-in-law, John C. and Christine Vanselous of Pennington; a granddaughter, Jill P. Berger of Pennington; and a brother-in-law, Charles Vanselous of Willingboro, NJ.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in troy on May 26 with the Rev. Debbie Blair officiating and a graveside service held at the Holcombe-Riverview Cemetery in Lambertville, NJ on May 27.

Samantha Lynn WRIGHT, infant daughter of Byron and Michele Mletzko Wright of Mosherville, PA died in May, 1995.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by grandmother, Patricia Wright of Mosherville; grandparents, Carmel-Ann and Gerry Mletzko of Gillett, PA; great-grandparents, Carolyn Wright of Mosherville and Josephine Alessandro of Casselberry, FL, Alfred Mletzko of New Hyde Park, NY; uncle, Gerry Mletzko Jr. of Gillett.  Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family at the Olthof funeral Home in Elmira, NY.

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