Tri County Clippings- Page One Hundred Eighty Nine
From Scrapbook presently at Steele Memorial Library in Elmira
These obituaries are presented in scrapbook order. I can't think of a better way of understanding a community than by reading an obituary scrapbook.
These Obituaries came from a scrapbook located at the Steele Memorial
Library in Elmira, New York the newspapers from which they came were not named.
Beacker, M. Margaret, age 79 of Carter Camp, PA, Thursday, August 2, 1973, in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Friends may call at the Brown Funeral Home, Galeton, Friday 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in Yochum Hill Cemetery, Carter Camp, PA. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Gross of Star Route, Galeton; three sons, Harold and Milton, both of Germania, PA and Vernon of Galeton RD; one sister, Miss Elizabeth Gerner, of Salamanca, NY; one brother, Theodore Gerner of Germania, PA; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a son, Charles, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Carter Camp Grange.
Belle Behrman Rees, age 75, 38 North Main St., Albion, PA died Saturday afternoon at the Erie Osteopathic Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Smithfield, WV, on October 6, 1897, she was the daughter of the late George and Bertha Aechsel Behrman. She had resided in the Albion area for thirty-five years having formerly lived in Westfield, PA. Mrs. Rees was a member of the Westfield Episcopal Church, the Albion Curlitt Club, the Albion Garden Club, the Albion Thimble Club, the Albion Needlecraft Club and the W.S.C.S. Also, she was a life member of Cowanesque Chapter No. 33 O.E.S., Albion American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Thomas E. Rees; a daughter, Elizabeth A. Rees, Albion; and a brother, Herbert Behrman, Rochester, NY. Funeral services were held Tuesday with the Rev. Henry Zimmerman officiating. Burial was in the Albion Cemetery.
Mrs. Sara A Sundberg, 63, wife of Albert K. Sundberg, of 942 High Street, Williamsport, formerly of Mansfield, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 1972, in the Williamsport Hospital, after a lengthy illness. Her husband was assistant county superintendent of Schools for a number of years and later acting superintendent. He was formerly on the Mansfield State College faculty. Mrs. Sundberg was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Williamsport. She was also a member of the Williamsport Hospital Auxiliary. Born in Jersey Shore April 13, 1909, she was the daughter of James and Bertha Geist Blackwell. Surviving besides her husband, are one daughter, Mrs. Jim Welch, of Mansfield, and two grandchildren. The funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kelchner’s 125 North Main Street, Jersey Shore. Burial was in Jersey Shore Cemetery.
Mrs. Nora M. Shartle, 72, 529 State Drive, Lebanon, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1971, at her residence. Mrs. Shartle is the mother of Ernest J. Shartle of Towanda. She was a member of the Faith Tabernacle Church of Lebanon and the Lebanon County Historical Society. Surviving are her husband, William J. Shartle, Sr.; seven daughters, Mrs. Ernest J. (Nora) Boyer, Jr. of Palmyra, Mrs. Richard (Ruthella) Royer of Lebanon, Mrs. Robert (Verna) Ebright of Lebanon, Mrs. Allen (Pauline) Sattasahn of Lebanon. Mrs. Ernest (Lola) Groff of Lebanon, Mrs. Griffith (Lula) Weik of Lebanon and Miss Dorothy Shartle at home; four sons, Ernest J. Shartle of Towanda, William J. Shartle, jr., of Lebanon, Lester I. Shartle of Myertown and Paul W. Shartle of Fredricksburg; two brothers, Paul Bowman of Lebanon and Lester Bowman of Bethlehem; 37 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Rohland Funeral Home, Fifth and Cumberland Sts., Lebanon.
Delbert C. Brasted, age 87 of 19 Sherwood Street, Mansfield died Monday, February 12, 1973. Born December 5th, 1885 in New York State, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clement Brasted. He was a retired Cheesemaker. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield and he also served as a Deacon.
He is survived by one daughter, Miss Gwendolyn Brasted at home; a brother, Leon Brasted of New Orleans, a sister, Mrs. Ethel Flinn, of Canisteo, New York.
Funeral service will be held at the Kuhl Funeral Home, 18 North Main Street in Mansfield on Thursday at 1 p.m. Rev. Benjamin Nevin, his pastor, will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Almond, New York.
Orrin D. Brion, age 69, of Liberty RD 1, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 1978 in the Williamsport Hospital, where he had been admitted Sept. 20. He would have observed his 70th birthday Sunday, Nov. 26. Born Nov. 26, 1908, in Liberty Township, he was the son of Edward W. and Myrtle Miller Brion. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, Hartsfield. He was a 50-year member of Sebring Grange No. 1047. Mr. Brion was a member of the Northeastern Artificial breeders Association and the Dairy Herd Improvement Association and was a member of the American Jersey Cattle Club. Surviving are his wife, the former Leola Beck; a daughter, Mrs. Vivian Kilmer, at home; a brother, R. Clair. Of Wellsboro; two sisters. Mrs. Edith Brion, of Liberty, and Mrs. Romain Harer, of Liberty RD; and one grandchild. The funeral was held Monday at the church with the Rev. Richard Ebel, Liberty officiating. Burial was in Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Hartsfield.
One of the leading citizens of this community, Malcolm P. Bromfield, 53 of West Lawn, Lewisburg, RD 1, died suddenly Saturday, May 26 1973, while playing golf on the Bucknell University Golf course. He was president of the Lewisburg National bank the last four years and served on the bank board of Directors. Mr. Bromfield was married to the former Edna L. Price. Born March 17, 1920 at Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Walter and Ruth (Poad) Bromfield. He was a member of the Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School teacher and treasurer of Project 70 at the Church. He was a member and past president of the Lewisburg Lion’s Club. He was past secretary-treasurer of Group IV of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association and served on its executive board. Mr. Bromfield taught classes at Bucknell University for the American Institute of Banking. He was a graduate of the Rutgers School of Banking and of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Extension School of Finance. A former resident of Blossburg, Mr. Bromfield was a member of Blossburg F. and A.M. Lodge 350. He was a member of the Sand Run Hunting Club and the Bucknell Golf Club. A veteran of the Second World War, Mr. Bromfield served with the army as a topographic engineer in the EuropeanTheater. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Wayne A., a student at Dickinson School of Law at Carlisle and Walter T., at home; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Ann Andrews, of Spring Lake, N.C., and a brother, Forrest Bromfield of Kingston. Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Beaver United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bruce Knisley and the Rev. Victor K. Meredith, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Lewisburg Cemetery.
Gerald L. Brotzman, 48 of 512 Clark St., Waverly, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 29, 1974 at the Robert Packer Hospital where he had been taken by the Valley Ambulance after being stricken at his home. Born in Laceyville, Feb. 28, 1925, he was the son of Mrs. Daisy Butcher of Elmira St., So. Waverly and the late Clarence Brotzman. Mr. Brotzman was a graduate of Laceyville High School and attended Penn State University. He was a self-employed electrician. Surviving are his wife, Leola, at home; three sons, Elwood of Waverly and Graceson and Aaron, both of Sayre; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Judy) Winslow of Sayre; six step-children, Ralph Robinson and Lloyd Robinson, both of Elmira, Judson Robinson of Portsmouth, Va., Laural Phelps, also of Portsmouth, and James Robinson, who is serving with the U.S. Army in Germany; 18 grandchildren, two brothers, Gideon Brotzman of Meshoppen and Elwood Brotzman of Laceyville and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Sheldon funeral Home in Laceyville.
Brown, James M. Age 59, of Millerton, Pa. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1974 at the Corning Hospital, suddenly. Friends may call at the Maneval Funeral Home, Williamsport, Pa. Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m.Rev. Norman Huff of the Salladasburg United Methodist Church, Salladasburg, Pa. Burial Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, Pa. Survived by wife, Wanda Moyer Brown; son, John M. Brown of Watkins Glen; two daughters, Sarah L. Everett of Orange, California and Susan M. Bliss of Richmond, Indiana; two brothers, William E. Brown of Cannon, Pa. and Joseph E. Brown of Bodines, Pa.; three grandchildren. He was an employee of the Penn Central Railroad, (formerly Penna. Railroad) Forest Fire Warden at Millerton, Pa.
Brown, Stannard age 68 of R.D. 3 Glenora Rd., Dundee, Tuesday, November 14, 1978 at his home. Mr. Brown was born in Elmira, N.Y., on April 28, 1910. He was associated with Roscoe Wixson Sr. as an apiarist. During this time Mr. Brown also made State inspections of apiaries. He was later a machinist at the American LaFrance Co. of Elmira and the Corning Glass works, from which he was retired. He was a member of Lakemont Congregational Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Leuettea; one son Chy, of Dundee; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Marcelle) Mitchell of Dundee and Mrs. Stanley (Clara) Bingham of Carthage, N.Y.; one stepson, Jessie B. Hammond of Pittsbutgh, Pa.; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Elvin (Wilma) Belcher at Pittsburgh, Mrs. Kenneth (Sylvia) Mead of Addison, N.Y., Delores Cisco of Dundee; one sister, Margaret Woore of Miami; 15 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 18, at the Lakemont Congregational Church. Interment was in the Lakemont Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Pennington Funeral Home, Dundee. Contributions in Mr. Brown’s memory may be made to the Lakemont Church or to the Dundee Ambulance Corps.
Byrem, John A. age 72, of Troy, Pa., Friday, April 21, 1978, of cancer at the Troy Community Hospital. There will be a memorial service at the First Presbyterian Church in Troy at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Rev. Alan Minarcik officiating. Arrangements by the Vickery Funeral Home of Troy. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Troy Hospital Axiliary, First Presbyterian Church in Troy, or the Community Church of Hohokus, N.J. survived by his wife, Eleanor, daughters Mrs. Elizabeth Robbins of Washington, DC, Mrs. Margaret Daly of Hohokus, New Jersey, 4 grandchildren, 1 niece, Mrs. Nancy Brown of Lancaster, Pa. Mr. Byrem was a retired buyer of S.H. Kress Company. He was born in Harrisburg, was a graduate of Harrisburg Technical High School and Penn State University. He was a member of the Hohokus Comunity Church, The Consistory, and the Classis and National Synod of the Reformed Church of America the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, Lackawanna Presbytery, Trojan Masonic Lodge, past High Priest of the Royal Arch Chapter of Troy, Scottish Rite of Towanda, Williamsport Consistory where he was an active member of their band, Harrisburg Shrine, Chairman of Bicentennial Committee of Troy, and active in the Troy Community Hospital Building Fund Drive.
Woodhull—Raymond M. Cady 87, of Troupsburg, N.Y., died Tuesday morning, October 9th, 1973 at the Bradford Hospital at Bradford, Pa., where he had been a patient for about two months. Born in Brookfield Township, Pennsylvania July 5, 1885, he was the son of Burr and Lucy (Davis) Cady. He was a farmer in the town of Troupsburg most of his life, and was a member of the Troupsburg Methodist Church. His wife, the former Catherine Harrington, died in 1970. He is survived by one son, Harold Cady of Knoxville; two daughters, Mrs. Luella Dibble of Wellsville, N.Y., Mrs. Lucy Seeley of Elkland. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Rena Gunn and Mrs. Fannie Harrington, both of Troupsburg, 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and several great-great- grandchildren. The body was taken to the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull. Friends called Tuesday evening and Wednesday and funeral services were held Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Howard Richardson, pastor of the Troupsburg United Methodist Church, officiated and burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Troupsburg.
Capt. William Cafferata
William Cafferata, Captain, U. S. Navy, ret., died suddenly Dec. 12, 1978, while in Washington, DC. Death was attributed to a fatal heart attack. He was a resident of Eagles Mere, where he was active in community affairs and in the real estate business. Surviving are his wife, Julia (Dudie), two daughters and a son. Arrangements and other details were not available at press time yesterday.
Gerald J. Cain, 63, of RD 1 New Albany, died Sept. 8, 1978, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a brief illness. He was born Aug. 30, 1915, in Wilmot Twp., Bradford Co., a son of Philip and Anna North Cain. He attended the Norconk School and St. Basil’s High School in Dushore. He was engaged in farming until his father’s death in 1956, and still kept a small herd of beef and dairy cattle. Mr. Cain was an agent for Nationwide Insurance Co for 40 years, until his retirement April 1, 1978 His office was located on Main St., Dushore, behind the Monument. He married the former Josephine Saxe Rouse on April 20, 1974. He was an active member of St. Basil’s Church and of its Holy Name Society. He was a member of St. Basil’s choir for over 40 years and throughout his lifetime he sang at over 400 weddings. He was also a commemtator for St. Basil’s Church. He was a member of the Dushore Lions Club and of the Order of Hibernia. Surviving are his wife, Josephine, at home; two brothers, John of Williamatic, Ct. and Philip of Philadelphia; three stepsons, John Rouse of Vestal, N.Y.; Daniel Rouse of Syracuse, N.Y.; and William Rouse of Dushore; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Margaret Albrechta of Binghamton, Mrs. Theresa Hanafin of Endicott, Mrs. Susanna Michalek of Johnson City, N.Y., and Mrs. Rosemary Wood of Binghamton, 30 step-grandchildrn; one niece and one nephew. Funeral services were held Sept. 11 from the Regina Tubach Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Basil’s Church. Interment was in the parish cemetery. A Vigil Service was conducted Sunday night by Rev. Fenton Fitzpatrick, S.J., Rev. Joseph T. Conboy was celebrant of the Mass of Christian Burial and cocelebrants were Rev. John Polinsky and Rev. Fenton Fitzpatrick, S.J.
Mrs. Bessie M. Boyce, 76, of RD1 Fountain, Fla. Formerly of Waverly, died Sunday Dec. 26, 1971 in Florida following a lingering illness. Surviving are her husband, Elmer, at home; a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Agnes) Reese of Sayre; a brother, Carl S. Campbell of Mansfield; an aunt, Mrs. Peter Campbell of Sayre; two step-daughters, 2 step-sons, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Panama City, Fla.
CAMPBELL Jessie W. Chapin
Mrs. Jessie W. Chapin, 87, of 102 Vista Drive, Sayre, died at 2:30 this morning, Dec. 10, 1971, at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.
Born in Elizabeth, N.J., she had resided in this area for the past six years. She was a member of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church at Elizabeth and of the Eastern Star and the Daughters of America. Surviving are two sons, Wilson J. Robertson of Sayre and Jack K. Robertson of Elizabeth, N.J.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Joan Tomek of Elizabeth and Mrs. Mary Lynn McNamara of Roselle Park, N.J.; two grandsons, Richard J. and Bruce W. Robertson, both of Sayre and several nieces nephews. The body will be taken to the McCracken Funeral Home in Union, N.J. where funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth, N.J. Jessie Chapin who died on December 10, 1971... birth name was Jessie Campbell... married James Robertson..after he died she married Chapin..
Many Wellsboroans were saddened this week by the untimely death of David J. Campman, age 61, of Lockport, N.Y., formerly of Wellsboro, who died last Saturday, October 27th at the Millard Fillmore Hospital at Buffalo, N.Y. where he was a surgical patient. He was born on February 15, 1912 at Avis, Pa. the son of the late Charles W. and Helen Peters Campman. Mr. Campman, a former Wellsboro businessman, was a Past Master of Ossea Lodge No. 317 of Wellsboro. He is survived by his wife, Helen Gaylor Campman; two daughters, Mrs. John (Kenneth) Lane of Williamsville, N.Y., and Mrs. Lawrence J. (Margaret) Mitchell of Wellsboro; two brothers, C. Leo Campman and Arthur R. Campman, both of California; and three sisters, Mrs. Waldo (Margaret) Shumway, Miss Helen Campman, and Mrs. Thomas (Martha) close, all of Wellsboro. A son, Phillip J. Campman and a brother, G. Frederick Campman are deceased. Masonic services were held on Monday, October 29th and funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 30th by Rev. Alfred Gross, Methodist minister formerly of Wellsboro at the Beach Tuyne Funeral Home at Williamsville, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Campman’s name to the new Intensive Care Unit of the Millard Fillmore Hospital, 3 Gates Circle, Buffalo, N. Y.
Mrs. Loretta Carpenter Grames, 37, of 925 S. Brevard Avenue, Cocoa Beach, Florida died on Sunday night as a result of a drowning in the ocean on the beach near her home.(13 Aug 1972) She was born in Charleston Township, daughter of Ret. Chief Petty Officer Charles G. and Esther Anderson Carpenter. She attended schools in Middlebury Center for a short period of time and then with her family she moved to Norfolk, Virginia where she continued her schooling. She also graduated from College in Norfolk. She was married to H. Jack Grames, who with the U.S. Navy serves as a Senior Inspector for Capsules. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Jennifer, age 7 and a son, Andrew, 5; her parents of Norfolk, a sister, Mrs. Patricia Jacobs of Norfolk, and her grandmother, Mrs. Ida Carpenter of Middlebury Center. At the time of this writing, details on funeral services were incomplete.
William H. (Hump) Casher Sr., 76, of Lawrenceville, formerly of Clearfield, died Tuesday, October 17, 1978, at the Green Home, Wellsboro where he had been a resident for the last four years. Mr. Casher was born in Snow Shoe, Pa., Clearfield County in 1902 the son of Samuel and Lucy (Hall) Casher. He was retired from the Ingersoll Rand Company, Painted Post, N.Y., and was a member of the Tioga Volunteer Fire Company. Mr. Casher was married to the former Margaret Snyder in March, 1929. Besides his wife he is survived by ten children; four daughters, Mrs. Howard (Ruth) Wilson of Tioga; Mrs. Frederick (Audrey) Wisor of Mineral Springs, pa.; Mrs. Homer (Jane) Wisor of Woodland, Pa. and Mrs. William (Carol Ann) Cody of Lawrenceville; Six sons; Donald (Tuff) Casher of Tioga, Hersey (Lee) of Hampton Va.; Hillary (Coke) of Wellsboro. William H. Jr. (Buck) of Lawrenceville; James of Tioga; Charles (Chard) of Mineral Springs, Pa. One brother, James of Clearfield, Pa.37 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held at the Leavy Funeral Home in Clearfield, Pa. on Friday October 20, 1978 with the Rev. Kenneth Pry officiating. Burial was in the Bradford Cemetery, Woodland, Pa.
Carl Chamberlain, 63, of 135 Broad Street, Montgomery, was pronounced dead at the scene of a car-tractor-trailer accident on Route 15, four miles south of Williamsport, at 7:10 Monday night. According to the state police Chamberlain had been traveling south and stopped in the southbound lane prior to making a left turn onto Township Route 520. After stopping, police said Chamberlain started to make his turn in the path of a southbound tractor-trailer truck. The rig, which was in the act of passing another vehicle, swerved to avoid hitting the car. In the meantime, another tractor-trailer truck driven by Mitchell S. Kehauver, 29 of Fenton R.D. 1, York County, was unable to swerve out of the way and struck the Chamberlain car, police said. The impact caused the Chamberlain car to hit a utility pole and it continued into a small stream. Mr. Chamberlain was born April 28, 1908, in Mainesburg, a son of Albert and Neva Burdett Chamberlain. A member of the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, he was a member of that church’s administrative board. He owned and operated Chamberlain’s Dairy for the past 13 years. He was a member of the Montgomery Rotary and active in many civic affairs. He is survived by his wife, the former Bertha Dunn: a daughter, Mrs. Greta Vairo, of Media; a son, Harold, of Camarillo, Calif.; a brother, Harold B., of Mainesburg, and eight grandchildren. The funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Montgomery. The Rev. Donald C. Nolder, his pastor, officiated. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery, Montgomery.
Joseph Clarke Chisler, age 90, father of Mrs. George C. Williams of Wellsboro died on Tuesday, February 7, 1978 at the Green Home in Wellsboro where her had been one of the first residents at the nursing facility. Mr. Chisler was born May 15, 1887 in New Freeport, Pa. the son of Jasper and Delialah Chisler. He was a member of the Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. Mr. Chisler was a retired employee of the Consolidated Natural Gas System where he held various executive responsibilities, his last having been Vice president and Treasurer of the Hope Natural Gas Company of Clarksburg, West Virginia. His career spanned the development of the Natural Gas business in Western Pennsylvania from the early part of the century until his retirement in 1952. His wife, Evelyn Jackson Chisler who preceded him in death in 1960 is buried in Pittsburgh, where Mr. Chisler will also buried. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be sent to Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh or the Green Home in Wellsboro. In addition to his daughter, Nancy, he is survived by three grandchildren, Joseph C. Williams of London, England; Mrs. Tabor Bent of New York City; and Caleb Williams of Wellsboro. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home on Wednesday (tonight) from 7 to 8 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours. Rev. Stephen P. McCutchan will officiate. Burial in Homewood Cemetery at Pittsburgh.
Dr. W.E. Cleveland, 81, of West Palm beach, Florida, died Sunday, February 4th, 1973 in St. Marys Hospital, West Palm Beach. He was born in Ansonia, Pa., June 14, 1891, a son of N. R. Cleveland and Flora B. McInroy Cleveland. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Willard Webster, of Wellsboro RD 2,; one nephew, Homer Webster and several cousins. He was associated with the health Spa of Safety harbor, Florida for 22 years. The funeral was held Tuesday at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens, at West Palm beach, Florida. Rev. A.P. Snyder officiated.
Richard E. Clinton Dies in Puerto Rico.
Richard E. Clinton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Clinton of Wellsboro died November 4 (1971) at his home in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. He was born in Copperstown, N.Y. but resieded for many years in Cincinnatus, N.Y. After graduation from Syracuse University in 1950 he went to San Juan, Puerto Rico where he was associated with Merrill, Lynch, Pearce, Fenner and Smith in which company he became senior account executive and stockholder. Mr. Clinton was the first President of the Association of Urbanization of University Gardens where he resided with his family. He was a charter member of the local chapter of the National Exchange Club and was recently given a testimonial dinner and honored with life membership, the first ever given by that organization. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of University Gardens Recreational Park. Mr. Clinton is survived by his wife, Leticia, two children, Richard and Fatima, his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Clinton of Wellsboro, sister Lois Gygax of Pompton Plains, N.J. and several nieces and nephews. High Requiem Mass was offered November 5 at Sacred Heart Church in Rio Piedras with burial in Porta Coela Cemetery in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Wilbur L. Close, 82, of Salem, Oregon died on Tuesday, May 8th, 1973. He was a brother of Ernest V. Close of Tompkins and of Mrs. Laura Gleason of R.D. Knoxville. Mr. Close had been in declining health since January of 1972. He was injured in an accidental fall, and never completely recovered, family members inform. He was a native of Lawrence Township, born on the Close Homestead in Tompkins on March 4th, 1891, the son of Galusha Grow and Julia (Weeks) Close. After receiving his public education in this area, Mr. close attended agricultural classes at Penn State University, and moved to Oregon in 1916 during his senior year. In Oregon, he was affiliated with the State Department of Agriculture and shipping point inspection work. He retired about ten years ago. There are four children in Salem surviving in addition to relatives in the Cowanesque Valley.
Gridley, Elizabeth J. age 88 of Ulysses, Pa, Tuesday, July 11, 1972 in Port Allegheny Hospital. Friends may call at the Koch Funeral Home, S. Main St., Ulysses, Pa. on Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where funeral services willl be held Thursday at 3 p.m. Rev. Marion Vincent at Ulysses Baptist Church officiating. Burial in Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in her memory be made to Port Allegheny Hospital Memorial fund. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Basil (Glennice) Hancock at Rochester, N.Y. brother, Delbert Coats of Lawrenceville, Pa. eight grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren.
Wallace M. Codney, 86 of Trout Run, RD 1, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, October 1, 1972 at home following an extended illness. Born at Blossburg, March 29, 1886, Mr. Codney started his trade when he was 15. At that time he took a job with the Wellsboro Advocate. Mr. Codney assembled the first linotype machine in Tioga County, and was the first linotype operator in that county. He went to Brooklyn, N.Y., to get the machine in 1907, brought it back and assembled it for operation in Wellsboro. After six years on the Advocate, he worked for a short period for the Binghamton Book Manufacturing Co. In Sept. 1909 he went to Williamsport with the Gazette and Bulletin forerunner to the now Williamsport Sun. He retired in 1952 as a linotype operator for that newspaper. Mr. Codney was a member of the Centennial United Methodist Church, Cogan House, Pa. He was also a member of the International Typographical Union for 65 years, and was the oldest member of length of service in Local 141, Williamsport, Pa. He first joined the union in 1907 in Elmira, N.Y. Surviving are a son, William W., with whom he lived; a daughter, Mrs. Janet Maneval of Liberty, Pa., five grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Williamsport on Wednesday, October 4, with Rev. Donald E. Mummert his Pastor officiating. Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, Pa.
Lester W. Cohick, 74, of Morris RD 1 and a former resident of Linden died at 10:10 p.m. Sunday, January 1, 1978, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Nov. 7, 1903, at Letonia, he was a son of Maynard and Margaret Willits Cohick. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Jersey Shore. Surviving are a son, Mearl, Of Morris RD 1; two daughters, Mrs. Jean I. Ressler and Mrs. Ida Mae Hammaker, both of Linden RD 1; two brothers, William A. of Williamsport and Benjamin E. of Grand Junction, Colo.; five sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Roan of Cogan Station, and Mrs. Vada Bruno, Mrs. Margaret J. Roan, Mrs. Mildred Lockhart and Mrs. Louise Sotack , all of Williamsport; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Knight Funeral Home, Williamsport with the Rev. Thomas Jacobs his pastor officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial park. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Robert E. Cole, 51, of San Jose, Calif., diedAugust 9, 1973 in the hospital there. He was buried in the San Jose Cemetery on August 13. Robert was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom R. Cole of Mansfield, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Virginia and son Robert, Jr. at home; sisters, Mrs. Alice Fields, Gillett, Pa., Mrs. Mary Wheeler, Leesville, Fla., Mrs. Harriett Colegrove, Mansfield, Mrs. Luella Townsend, Wellsboro; brothers, Harry Cole and Keith Cole, Mansfield., Cassius Cole, Baltimore, Md., Alston Cole, San Jose, Calif. and several nieces and nephews.
Bradford Man Found Dead
Herrickville-Francis W. Colegrove, 46, died in his home in this eastern Bradford County community Tuesday afternoon from what county coroner Gordon Farr of Ulster said was a self inflicted gunshot wound. Mr. Colegrove, who at one time was employed in Elmira has worked for the Allis mills near here for the past five years. He was the father of eight children all at home.
Hubert C. Colvin, 80, of 229 Davis Street, Blossburg, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, 1974, in the Williamsport Hospital, where he had been a medical patient since Monday.
Dr. Merl G. Colvin 71, of Williamsport RD 2, city health adviser and pathologist at the Williamsport Hospital, died there on Sunday, May 21, 1972. He served as city health officer from 1942 to 1962 and held the non-paying job of city health adviser at the time of his death. He was honored by the city in March for his service. Dr. Colvin was a graduate of Bucknell University where he was fund manager of the class of 1924, and a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He interned at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and studied pathology at the Yale Medical School. He was a retired Lycoming County health officer. A past president of the Lycoming County Medical Society, he was a member of the American Medical Assn., American College of Physicians, American Society of Clinical Pathologists and Pennsylvania Medical Society, he was also a member of the Williamsport Kiwanis Club, Ross Club and a charter member of the Newberry Lions Club. He also served as attending pathologist at Blossburg, Wellsboro, Lock haven, Centre County, Shamokin and Muncy Valley Hospitals. A member of the Pennsylvania Advisory Health Board, he was the author of several medical papers and contributed to the medical society’s history of Lycoming County. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Robert A. Allen, his pastor, officiated. Burial was in Mound Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends are requested to contribute to the Memorial fund at the Wellsboro Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, which will be used to purchase new laboratory equipment.
Finnerty, Mrs. Elizabeth C. age 68 of 108 Maple Heights, Bath, Wednesday, March 7, 1979. Friends may call at the Fagan’s Funeral Home, Bath, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Recitation of the rosary Friday evening 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday morning 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Bath. Rev. Richard Tormey celebrant. Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. Survived by three sons, Steuben County District Atty. John M. Finnerty of Bath, Frank W. Finnerty of Ashville, N.Y., Atty. Edward P. Finnerty of Lake Placid, N.Y.; one sister Miss Mary Conley of Fulton, N.Y.; 5 grandchildren. She was a teacher and chairman of the business dept. for Haverling Central School, Bath; graduate of Syracuse University 1932. She was a charter member of the Bath Branch of University Women she was a member of St. Mary’s Church and St. Mary’s Rosary and Altar Society. Friends who wish may make contributions to a scholarship fund to be established at Haverling School.
Lulu C. Gilbert, 79 of South First Street, Knoxville, died on Sunday, October 22nd, 1972 in the Louden Rest Home at Wellsboro. A memorial service is being held this afternoon, Thursday at 2 o’clock in the Knoxville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Gerald H. Wood, Jr., officiating. The Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland is in charge of arrangements. Burial of ashes will be made in Middleburg at the convenience of the family. Mrs. Gilbert was a Past Worthy Matron of the Knoxville OES and a member of the Knoxville United Methodist Church. She was employed at Lugg’s Department Store in Knoxville from 1932 to 1942. She was born on May 1st, 1893 in New York State, the daughter of Orville and Mary Anna (Pride) Coon. Surviving are a son, Alfred Gilbert of Paoli, Pa., two sisters, Mrs. Eva Church of Knoxville and Mrs. Lila Houghtaling of Waverly, N.Y., grandchildren, John Richard Gilbert, Carolyn Ann Gilbert, Alfred R. Gilbert, Jr. and Marilyn L. Gilbert, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Word has been received by friends in the area of the death of Mr. Marion D. Cooper, Sunday, July 23, 1972 at Shore Villas Methodist Home, St. Petersburg, Florida, where he and Mrs. Cooper had retired. Services were held Thursday, July 27, Cleveland, Ohio. Interment Lake View Cemetery. Mr. Cooper was a former resident of Wellsboro. He is survived by his wife, Constance Rockwell Cooper, formerly of Blossburg, a son, Thomas and several grandchildren, also a cousin, Harold Deane, Wellsboro. His wife is a resident of the Shore Villas Methodist Home, 26 Fifty-sixth Avenue South 33705, at St. Petersburg, Florida.
Corbin, Leslie age 94, of Warren Center, Pa., Monday, March 19, 1973. Friends may call Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols, N.Y. Funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel. Rev. Russell Matthews. Burial Nichols Cemetery. Survived by three daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Harriet) Myers, Silver Spring, Md., Mrs. Howard (Helen) Kinne of Waterloo, N.Y., Mrs. Fayette (Florence) Rundell of Millerton, Pa.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Cotton, R. Earl age 84, of 25 Fairview Ave., Galeton, Penna. suddenly at home Sunday, April 8, 1973. Arrangements by Collins Funeral Home, Galeton, Penna. incomplete. Survived by wife, Mrs. Pearl E. Cotton; daughters, Mrs. Charlienne Stedman of Syracuse, N.Y., Mrs. Cynthia Dandrea of Galeton, Penna.; seven grandchildren; brother, John Howard Cotton of Holland Patten, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Edwin Roberts of Holland Patten, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. Born Jan 14, 1889 at Crooked Brook, Trenton, N.Y.; He was a graduate from Holland Patten High School and Cornell University. He was a member of the Galeton Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge No. 338 of Great Bend, Penna., Coudersport Consistory, Commandry of Royal Arch Masons. He was a Shriner and charter member of Galeton Ambulance Company and member of Brookland Club and past master of Marshlands Grange and past president of board of Directors of Blossburg Hospital. He was past president of Galeton Chamber of Commerce. He was a former Rotarian and he was a retired plant manager of Sunnydale farms.
Angeline Coveney Byrne of New Egypt, N.J., formerly of Athens, died suddenly at her home at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 1971.
Born in Athens RD 1, she was the daughter of Mary O’Brien Coveney and the late James T. Coveney. A Sayre High School graduate, she earned a bachelor of arts degree from Trenton State College and taught in New Brunswick and New Egypt, N.J. In 1966, she married Warren H. Byrne of New Egypt and resided there since, teaching in Pemberton schools. She is survived by her husband and three stepchildren, Warren, Jr., recently returned from Vietnam, Kathy of Virginia, and Tina at home; her mother and a sister, Louise, both of New Egypt; a sister, Mrs. Edward (Mary Ellen) Syer of Willingboro, N.J.; a niece and nephew, Elizabeth and Edward Syer, Jr., an uncle, Joseph D. Coveney of Sayre; an aunt, Mrs. Lillian C. Lawes; and several cousins in the Valley. Calling hours at the Tilghman Funeral Home, 52 main St., New Egypt, will be tonight. The recitation of the Rosary will be at 8 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated by Rev. Ridge Saturday morning at 9:30 at the Church of the Redeemer, Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Cowburn, William G. age 67, of Ulysses, Pa., Thursday, November 16, 1972 in Coudersport, Pa. Friends may call at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, Pa., Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Faith Orth, of Mills Union Church officiating. Burial Ulysses Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mildred; sons, Roger and Ronald both of Ulysses; foster daughter Mrs. Charlotte Hamilton of Oklahoma City, Okla.; brother, Henry of Shinglehouse, Pa., Clark and Herbert both of Ulysses; sister, Mrs. Robert (Gladys) Blake of Ulysses, Pa. 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. He was a member of Lewisville Lodge No. 556 F&AM Masonic service will be conducted Saturday evening at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Mabel C. Pine, 78, of 124 ½ Chemung St., Waverly, died yesterday, Dec. 7, 1971 at the Tioga General Hospital following an extended illness. Born in the town of Barton, March 15 1895, the daughter of the late Eliphlet and Sarah Sager Crapser, she had been a resident of the Valley her entire life. She was the widow of Sidney R. Pine who died March 16, 1953. Mrs. Pine was a member of North Waverly Chapel, Halsey Valley Grange no. 1318; Pomona grange and the state grange; was a member of the Sons of Union Veterans Auxiliary in Waverly and was its president; a member of the Valley Handicapped Club and of the Waverly Senior Citizens. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Alice E. (Bessie) Nichols of Spencer; two sons, Sidney of Newark Valley and Alan of Waverly; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Russell Funeral Home, 462 Fulton St., Waverly Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. William Wells, pastor at North Waverly Chapel, officiating. A committal service will be held at the Halsey Valley Cemetery.
Crawford, Dora, of 2 East Main St. Canton, Pa. Wednesday Feb. 27, 1974 at her home. Friends may call Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Morris Funeral Home 12 East Main St. with the burial in the Main Street Cemetery. Officiating, Rev. C. David Jones. Survived by three cousins; Lidia, Cecila and Herman Barbour all of Montoursville, Pa.
Crider, Paul Douglas age 26 of RD, Westfield, Penna., Wednesday, July 11, 1973. The family will receive friends at the Watkins Funeral Home, Friday 7 to 9 p.m., Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m. Jemesion Valley Brethern of Christ Church, Rev. Samuel Oldham and Rev. Allen Brubaker officiating, burial Airhill Cemetery, Chambersburg, Penna. Survived by wife, Nancy; daughters, Crystal and Kelley at home mother, Mrs. Bertha Heisey of Newville, Penna.; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Avery Sollenberger of Chambersburg, Penna.; sisters, Miss Brenda Heisey and Miss Frances Heisey, both of Newville, Penna.
James T. Crowley, 61, of Berkeley, Cal., formerly of 140 Providence St., Waverly, died at the Berkeley Hospital on Sunday following a brief illness. Born in Waverly in 1910, he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Nora Crowley and was educated in Waverly Schools. He left Waverly in 1928 and at the time of his death was amember of the Berkeley Police Department. He is survived by his wife, Edith, at home; two sons, James, Jr. and Albert, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Lewis of Proctor, Pa., and Mrs. Genevieve Lattimer of Waverly; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in Berkeley.
Mrs. Lucy Cullen Collins, 79, of Dushore, died Friday morning (Aug 15, 1970) at the Nesbit Hospital in Kingston following a lingering illness. Mrs. Collins was born Dec. 19, 1890 in Scranton, a daughter of the late William F. and Mary Winn Cullen. Her husband, the late J.E. Collins, preceded her in death by a number of years. She was a member of St. Basil’s Catholic Church in Dushore. For several years during the late 1920’s she had owned and operated a restaurant in Dushore. She then moved to Washington, D.C., where she was employed by the U.S. Government until her retirement several years ago. She had been a resident of Dushore for the past four years. Surviving are; two sons, Joseph and William of Kensington; a daughter, Mrs. Janet Derby of Bowie, Md.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Prayer services will be held at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore Monday at 9 a.m. with Requiem Mass at St. Basil’s Church at 9:30. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.
Mrs. Marian Dietrick Stage. March 1972. Word was received in Blossburg of the death of Mrs. Marian Dietrick Stage of Elmira, a former resident of Arnot who dies at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira following a long illness. Born in Arnot, she was the daughter of Martin and Rose Nowark Dietrick. She was the widow of Deane Stage. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Violet O’Hara, of Elmira; Mrs. Theresa Gavey, of New York City; Mrs. Catherine Hattman, of Arnot; two brothers Joseph Dietrick, of Blossburg and Charles of Elmira. Highes Funeral Home has charge of funeral arrangements.
Mary L. Pearsall, 43, of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, July 10, 1973, in Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., after a long illness. She was born on December 16, 1929. She is the daughter of Mrs. Nina Fischler and the late John L. Fischler, formerly of Wellsboro. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Nina Fischler, her husband, Mr. Edward Pearsall Jr., two daughters, Mrs. Pat Payne Kelly of Bellmawr, N.J., Mrs. Betty Ann Payne Harris, of Philadelphia, and two grandchildren. The funeral was held at Walter J. Meyers, of Philadelphia, Pa. Burial was on Monday, July 16, at Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Pa.
Mrs. Alice H. Perrault, 73, of Sanford, Fla., formerly of Waverly, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 27, 1971, following an extended illness. Born in Waverly on Sept. 19, 1898, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Florence Carey Henson. She resided in Waverly until 20 years ago when she moved to Sanford. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church of Sanford. Survivors include one son, Robert E. Harper of Roanoke, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Florence) Korgan of Sanford, Mrs. Betty Ann Kennedy of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Floyd (Alice) Pierce of Apopka, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Arthur DeLaney of Athens and one brother, Harry J. Henson of Waverly; 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 2, at 2 o’clock from the Russell Funeral Home, 462 Fulton St., Waverly. Rev. Robert E. Grover, pastor of the Waverly United Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in Forest Homes Cemetery. Waverly.
Stafford, Mrs. Josephine, Age 53, of Valois, NY, February 17, 1980 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY. Friends are invited to call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. Funeral services Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Glen Baptist Church, Pastor David Little, officiating. Burial later in Valois Cemetery. Mrs. Stafford is survived by her husband, Maurice Grant Stafford, Sr.; sons, Michael Edward, Maurice Grant, Jr. of Staten Island, Sgt. Timothy Paul of U. S. Army; James Harold and Sean Joseph both at home; daughters, Mrs. Gene (Joanne) Hulburt of Deford, MI, Mrs. Stewart (Carolyn) McDivitt of Watkins Glen, Mrs. Charles (Deborah) Wagner of Valois; Patricia L. and Jeanne Marie Stafford both at home; brothers, James H. Mackey of Staten Island, William E. Mackey of Montrose, NY; Charles Mackey of Verplanck and Bernard Mackey of Verplanck, NY; sisters, Mrs. Anne Marie Pettinato of Staten Island, Mrs. Gloria Garzione of Verplanck and 10 grandchildren. She was a member of the Glen Baptist Church in Watlkins Glen.
Metz, Jacquelyn J., age 46 of 3 Ann Street, Towanda, PA, Saturday, August 25, 1973. Calling hours Monday afternoon 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda. Funeral there Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. Rev. Paul Herring. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Towanda. Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Multiple Sclerosis Society in care of the Maryott Funeral Home. Survived by her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Albert Metz; sister, Mrs. Patricia Benedict, all of Towanda; brothers, Col. Eugene Metz, Springfield, LA, Charles Metz of Towanda, Pa.; seven nephews and three nieces. She was a former Surgical Nurse at the Troy Community Hospital in Troy, PA.
Mrs. Cora M. Shaffer, 87, of New Millport died Saturday, Oct. 14, 1972, in the Clearfield hospital. Born Jan. 8, 1885 in Sweden Valley, she was a daughter of George and Lydia Verguson Mitchell. She married Orel Shaffer, who preceded her in death in 1939. Surviving are a son, Paul Shaffer, Temperance, MI; a daughter, Mrs. Lena Myers, New Millport; a sister, Mrs. Nettie Coats, Genesee; and two brothers, Carl E. Mitchell, Coudersport, and Harry Mitchell, Hornell, NY; 17 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Friends were received at the Bennett Funeral Home in Clearfield. A funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the New Millport United Methodist Church where she was a member. The Rev. Boyd Cable and the Rev. William Norman officiated. Interment was in Fruit Hill Cemetery, New Millport.
Mrs. Anna N. Parshal, 85, Riverside Dr., Athens, formerly of 500 Fulton St., Waverly, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1971 at her home following a brief illness. Born in North VanEtten, Aug. 5, 1886, the daughter of the late John and Maria Manning Norris, she resided in VanEtten until 1907 when she moved to Waverly. She married the late Clifford Parshall, a Waverly mail carrier in 1909. He died March 8, 1958. Mrs. Parshall was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, Waverly, and was a member of the church choir from 1907 until 1963. She was active in church affairs and was a member of the Waverly Polyhymnia Club. She was the mother of the late Mrs. Anna Wells who with her husband, Charles Wells of Waverly died as the result of an accident in Elmira on Nov. 20, 1964. Surviving are two sons, Norris P. Parshall of Athens and John W. Parsall of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Hammond of Willard, N.Y., two brothers, Charles and Sabert Norris, both of North Waverly; ten grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Russell Funeral Home, 462 Fulton Dr., Waverly, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. E. S. Rutherford, pastor of the Wesleyan Church, Athens will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly.
Robert H., age 71 of W. Bingham, Pa. Friday, February 2, 1973 in Coudersport Hospital. Friends may call on Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home, S. Main St., Ulysses, Pa. funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the W. Bingham Community Church. Rev. Basil Houghtaling. Cremation to follow. Survived by wife, Gertrude; son, Robert H. Orcutt Jr. of Luthersburg, Pa.; one daughter, Mrs. Delette (Beth) Hann of W. Bingham, Pa.; six grandchildren.
James Osmon - Word has been received here of the death of James Osmon of Camp Hill, formerly of Mansfield. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 23, 1973 at Myers Funeral Home, Market St., Camp Hill, Pa., at 1:00 p.m. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie, and two sons, James Jr. and Joseph. Further details are not available at this time.
Arthur R., age 85 of Westfield, Pa., Sunday, January 7, 1973. Friends may call at the Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday 2 p.m. Rev. Harry Frownfelter officiating. Ulysses Cemetery. In lieu of flowers friends may contribute to St. John’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund or any one of their choice. Survived by brother, Carl; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Hazel Outman and Mrs. Ray Outman; three nieces and one nephew; several grandnieces and nephews. He was a 50-year member of Westfield F&AM No. 457, a member of the Coudersport Consistery, charter member of Gerald E. Griffin Post of American Legion, Westfield.
Leo Palmer, 47, of Baldwinsville, N.Y., brother of a Sayre resident, died Friday morning, Jan. 22, 1971 in Baldwinsville following a short illness. He had resided there for the past 23 years. Surviving are his wife, Alberta, at home; a daughter, Miss Peggy Palmer, also at home; three brothers, Frederick of San Diego, Calif., Albert of Baldwinsville and Donald of Sayre; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Mulligan of Sayre and Mrs. Sarah Eiseman and Mrs. Charlotte Wood, both of the Oswego, N.Y. area. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 25 at 2:30 p.m. in Baldwinsville. Burial will be at a later date in Baldwinsville Cemetery.
Percy Palmer of Essex, Md., formerly of 616 Stevenson St., Sayre, died Tuesday evening, June 29, 1971 about 11 o’ clock following an illness of two months. Mr. Palmer was a 1927 graduate of Sayre High School. Surviving are his wife, Eula; three sons, Neil, Raymond and William; three daughters, Mrs. Carol McGrery, Mrs. Nancy Wills and Mrs. Marcey Lawson; his father, Leon Palmer of 508 Stevenson St., Sayre; two sisters, Mrs. Ramon (Shirley) Martin of Phoenixville, Pa., and Mrs. Carl (Muriel) Barns of Allentown, Pa., 16 grandchildren and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held this morning at 10 o’clock at the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home in Essex, Md. Burial was in Maryland.
Norris H., age 83, of Wellsboro, formerly of St. Petersburg, Fla., Tuesday, June 5, 1973 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Tussey Funeral Home, the Rev. William A. Synder officiating. Burial Vestal Hills Memorial Park. Survived by son, Dean Phillips of Brazil; three grandchildren. He was a retired engineer and a member of the St. Petersburg United Methodist Church.
Robert W. Ramey, 85, of 702 Church Street, Athens, died suddenly at 3:15 this morning, Dec. 30, 1971, at his home. Born in Brandt, PA, March 23, 1886, the son of the late William and Mary Lee Ramey, he attended school in Susquehanna, PA. He came to the Valley in October of 1909 and began work in the Round House of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. One year later he became a switchman in the yards retiring in 1955 with 47 years of service. Mr. Ramey was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Athens and of the United Transportation Union, Local 337. Mr. Ramey and his wife celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on Jan 23, 1971. Surviving are his wife, Catherine at home; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Catherine) Vallilee of Waverly, Mrs. Paul (Margaret) Vormwald of Cortland and Mrs. William (Ann) Barber of Sayre; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Barber Funeral Home, 211 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9p.m. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
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Mrs. Mable Smith of Park Hill Manor attended the funeral of her son, Earl (Stub) Rouse, on Friday, July 28, 1972. He died in Endicott, NY after a long illness, and was buried there. Mrs. DeWitt Gerow and her husband, Mrs. Smith’s daughter, drove her mother to Endicott. Before the funeral service began word was received by the family of the death of Mrs. Smith’s son-in-law , Harold Cheesman, husband of Frances Rouse Cheesman, of Buffalo. On Monday Dolores Cheesman took her grandmother, Mrs. Smith, for the funeral. They returned to Wellsboro that evening.
James A. Runyan, age 56 of Galeton, PA. Wednesday December 26, 1973 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. The body is at the Brown Funeral Home in Galeton where friends may call Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Clara Lehmann. Burial in West Hill Cemetery in Galeton. Survived by two sons, Paul of Mansfield RD, James at home; three daughters, Mrs. Carol Blanchard of Covington, PA., Jean and Cathy, both at home; mother, Mrs. Mabel Sherman of Galeton, PA; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Orcutt of Luthersburg, PA and Mrs. Dorothy Hudson of Wellsboro RD; three grandchildren. He is a retired railroader.
Fred Pierce Savey, Sr. age 90, of 92 Westover Hills South, Tuesday, November 235, 1980 at home. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Friday 204 and 7-8:30 pm with Funeral and Committal Services there at the conclusion of calling hours Friday evening. The Rev. Edward R. McCracken officiating. Survived by wife; Dorothy (Dickinson) Savey, son; Fred Savey, Jr. of Sun City, AZ, Daughter; Adelaide Lutes of Durham, NC, two grandsons; one granddaughter; one great granddaughter; brother; Richard Savey of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews. Fred was a Communicant of the Emmanual Episcopal Church and a retired employee of the Elmira Correctional Facility with 32 years of service.
Paul O. Sayre of 72 Gates Manor Drive, Rochester, NY, died on March 9, 1972. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Sayre; one daughter, Miss Cecilia Sayre; four sons, Paul J. of Wellsboro, Donald, John and Robert Sayre; one sister, Mrs. Marjorie Leary; fourteen grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 13, 1972 at 10:00 a.m. at Our lady of Good Counsel Church, Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, NY.
Miss Frances Schipbanker, age 71, of Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Mansfield, PA, Friday, May 25, 1973, at the Hash Convalescent Home. No calling hours. Private funeral and burial in Syracuse, NY. Arrangements by Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Survived by sister, Miss Elinor Schipbanker of Wellsboro. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Assn.
Scoville, Merle C., age 79 of Andrew Settlement, Thursday, February 7, 1974 at home. Funeral Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, PA., Rev. Daniel Waite officiating. Burial Raymond Cemetery. Survived by wife, Martha Scoville; two sons; seven daughters; one foster son; one sister; 29 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren.
Kevin Michael Seeley, Infant son of Mr. And Mrs. Larry Seeley of Genesee, PA, at birth, Monday, June 11, 1973. Friends may call Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home in Ulysses. Graveside services will be held Wednesday 9:30 a.m. in Whites Corners Cemetery. Rev. Basil Hooughtaling. Survived by parents; brother, Scotty and Larry, at home; sister, Tracy, at home; material grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Warren Brimmer; paternal grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. William Seeley, all of Harrison Valley; paternal Great-grandfather, Elmer Seeley of Tioga, PA.
Lewis R. Seeley, age 73, of 13 Clinton St., Galeton, PA, Thursday, June 28, 1973, at the Bath Hospital. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Prouty of Ulysses, PA and Mrs. Ella Manning of San Jose, CA; one son, Clarence Seeley of Galeton, PA; three brothers, Theron, Ted and High all of Tulley, NY; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the VFW American Legion of Galeton, PA. Cremation was held Saturday and arrangements made by the Brown Funeral Home Galeton, PA. Family requests that donations may be made to the Heart ???? unreadable?????
William R. Sefchick, 42, of 1132 Centre St., Bellefonte, died at the Mountainview unit of the Centre Community Hospital Wednesday, January 23rd at 11:00a.m. He was born February 17, 1931 at Clarence, the son of Michael and Verna Kriscia Sefchick. In 1959, he married Kathryn (Kay) Crosetto, formerly of Wellsboro, who survives with two children, William Jr. and Mary, at home, brothers and sisters: Mrs. Madeline Zacharke, Joseph and John Sefchick, Philadelphia; Mrs. Margaret Stemple, Ridley Park; Mrs. Agnes Glesener, Savanna, IL; Mrs. Mildred Ramotnik, Long Island, NY; James, Tampa, FL, and Mrs. Verna Sustrik, Philipsburg. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Bellefonte, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Fire Company of Snow Shoe. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served as a corporal in the Army with the 630th Quartermasters Corp. He enlisted September 24, 1952, at Harrisburg and was discharged September 23, 1954 at Fort Lee, VA. Funeral services were held at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bellefonte Saturday morning with Rt. Rev. Paul A. Lenz officiating. Burial was in the Church cemetery. Wellsboro residents attending the Sefchick funeral at Bellefonte on Saturday were Miss Martha Crosetto, Mrs. George Coolidge, Miss Mariane Coolidge, Mr. And Mrs. Norman Johnson, Mr. And Mrs. John Frazier and Ben Hall.
Travis Dale Setzer, infant son of William and Cynthia (Monroe) Setzer of State Street, Lawrenceville, died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre on Saturday, June 5th, 1971. He was four months and 27 days old, born on January 8, 1971 at the Wellsboro Hospital. Surviving are his parents, brother, William Harold, at home; paternal grandfather, Harry Setzer, Sr., of Coudersport; maternal grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Harold Monroe of Galeton; several aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon with the Rev. Rodney J. Lutz, pastor of the Lindley, NY Community Church, officiating. Burial was made in the Whites Corners Cemetery at Whites Corners, PA.
Harry C. Severson, 71, of Reading, PA, died Tuesday, November 21, 1972 at a hospital in Reading, PA. He was born in Wellsboro, PA, son of the former C. Severson and Louise Severson of Wellsboro Surviving are his wife, Ruth, of Reading, PA, two sons, Ronald A. Severson of Vienna, VA and Harry C. Severson, Jr. of Reading, PA, and five grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Emerette Dearman, of Knoxville, PA. Mr. Severson was a retired Telephone Company employee. Burial was in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reading, PA.
Belford J. Seymour, age 72, formerly of Mainesburg, died at his home in Intercession City, FL on Sunday, January 28, 1973. Funeral and committal service were at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating. Burial in King Hill Cemetery. He is survived by sisters, Mrs. Hazel Bolt and Mrs. Helen Raynor, both of Intercession City, FL and Mrs. Ruby Wilkins of Mansfield, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Bakerburg Community Church.
James H. Sheldon, of 1411 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA, Tuesday, May 30, 1972. No calling hours, funeral at convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to American Cancer Society, 43 North 10th Street, Allentown, PA. Survived by daughter, Mrs. John M. McLeod of Elmira, son J. Gregory Sheldon of Allentown, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mabel Shipman Shaw, age 97, Saturday, April 22, 1972. Body is at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, PA. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Survived by nephews, George Wilson of Tuscon, AZ and Richard Wilson of Fort Lauderdale, FL; several grand-nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Mansfield First Presbyterian Church; a member of the WCTU and Tioga County DAR. She was the widow of the late Lewellyn B. Shaw and one of oldest and lifetime resident of Mansfield.
John Gilbert Simmons, age 40, of Dauphin, RD 1, Harrisburg, PA, formerly of Waverly, NY Monday, May 7, 1973, at the Polyclinic Hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Neumyer Funeral Home, Harrisburg. Burial Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Survived by Wife Mrs. Shirley May Simmons; one daughter Debra Ann; two sons Jay G. and Edward P. all at home; mother Mrs. Herman Porter Lockwood, NY; sisters, Miss Marguerite Simmons of Harpursville, NY, Mrs. Norman Hertzog of Fairfax, Virginia, Mrs. Lauri Koponen of Pine City, Mrs. Larry Fisher of Fairport, NY, Mrs. Roberta Hollenbeck of Elmira; brothers, Vernon of Oroville, California, William B. of Azusa, California, Robert of Lockwood, NY.
Roscoe W. Simpson, formerly of Westfield, PA, Thursday, March 8, 1973, at the V. A. Hospital in Bath, NY. Calling hours are Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in Bath. Funeral and committal services Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Clair Statham. Burial will be Mt. Hope Cemetery in Troupesburg, NY. Survived by four daughters, Mrs. Betty French of Bath, NY, Mrs. Genevieve Bower of Hammondsport, NY, Mrs. Lois Fickes of Fayetteville, PA, Mrs. Beverly Lyke of Savona, NY; two sons, Ernest Simpson of White Haven, PA, David Simpson, Fayetteville, PA; one brother, Milo Simpson of Hornell, NY; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Bernard M. Slawson, age 72, of Genessee, PA, Friday, May 18, 1973, in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville. Friends may call at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Marion Vincent and Rev. Gerald Roberts. Burial North Bingham Cemetery. Survived by wife, Emma Slawson, three sons, Jack P. of Newark, NY, Robert L. of Genessee, PA, Thomas B. of Wellsville, NY; two brothers, Harold and Donald both of Genessee; six grandchildren three great-grandchildren. He was a member of Genessee United Methodist Church, Genessee Rod and Gun Club and the Potter County Trial Blazers.
Clyde L. Smith, 43, of Dover, PA, was killed in a one car accident just south of Mansfield early Sunday morning, Nov. 1972. Mansfied state police said Mr. Smith was pronounced dead on arrival at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Exact cause of death was not known, officials said. Police said Mr. Smith was traveling east on Rt. 660, two and a half miles south of Mansfield when his 1966 moden sedan went off the south side of the highway and struck a culvert at 1:30 a.m. Police said the vehicle was demolished.
Frank D. Smith, age 73, of Ulysses Township, PA, Friday, Jan. 5, 1973 in Coudersport, PA. Friends may call at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, PA Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there Monday at 3 p.m., Rev. John Prouty, Pastor of West Pike Baptist Church officiating, burial in Ulysses Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Shirley Allison Smith; sisters, Mrs. Annis Rennells of Bradford, PA. Mrs. Florence Rennels of Coudersport, PA; step-daughters, Mrs. Lester Furman of Clyde, NY and Mrs. Herbert Laroy of Ulysses, PA, Step-sons, Harold Gee of West Seneca, NY, Clarence Gee and Roy Gee both of Elma, NY; several nieces and nephews.
Harry A. Smith, age 51, of Liberty, Wednesday, November 20, 1963. He was a faculty member of Liberty Joint High School; member of Liberty Evangelical United Brethren Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ethel Hamilton Smith; step-daughters, Mrs. Mary Robey of Williamsport RD, Miss Naomi Smith of Harrisburg; six grandchildren. Body at Bastian Funeral Home, Williamsport. Calling hours: today 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. Odd Fellows Cemetery, Mount Union, PA.
Rowland D. Smith, 80, of 1301 E. Lake Road, Hammondsport and Florida, formerly of Corning, died Sunday at midnight Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. 26 Aug 1973 He was admitted there Tuesday and was operated on Friday for aneurysm. He was a retired chemical engineer for Corning Glass Works and a member of the First Congregational, United Church of Christ here. Mr. Smith was born in Battle Creek, MI, son of the late Mr. And Mrs. James Smith. He married Anna Wheat June 28, 1919 in the Congregational Church manse. Mr. Smith joined Corning Glass Works in 1916 after his graduation from the University of Michigan where he received a BS Degree in chemical engineering. For several years he was director of chemical and metallurgical engineering in the Glass Technology Department and was recognized for many contributions made toward the development of new glass materials and processes. He was closely associated with the development of 96 percent silica glasses, frosting of bulbs and heat treatment of glasses. He retired in 1960. He served on the former District 13 Board of Education for 15 years, the last four as president. He held this office at the time of consolidation of the Corning School District in 1954. He has long been preminently identified with the growth and development of the First Congregational, United Church of Christ, where he was an active member. He was a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Ceramic Society, the Society of Glass Technology of England and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He was a former member of the Corning Chamber of Commerce and the Corning Rotary Club. Surviving are his wife, Anna; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Isabelle) Hungerford of Corning; a son, Col. R. D. Smith Jr., (Ret.) of Colorado Springs; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home in Corning Tuesday 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Christenson, pastor of the First Congregational Church officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers friends donate to the Memorial Fund of the Congregational Church.
Edith M. Stone, age 65, of Harrison Valley, PA., suddenly, Saturday, June 30, 1973, at Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, NY. Friends may call at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, PA Sunday 7 to 9 p.m., Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Clair Statham of Hammondsport, NY, burial in Mills Cemetery. Survived by husband, Harold Stone of Harrison Valley; daughters, Mrs. Carlton (Geraldine) Wood of RD 1, Bolivar, NY, Mrs. Arthur (Loretta) Lovel of Wellsville, NY; brother, Donald Snyder of Goshen, IN; nine grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; five great grandchildren. She was a past matron of the Eastern Star of Ulysses and she belonged to the Methodist Church in North Fork. She was a member of the WSCS.
Mr. Stephen Somogyi, age 89, of Ulysses, PA, Tuesday, March 6, 1973, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Friends may call at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, PA., Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Stephen Katarzynski, pastor of Genessee Sacred Heart Catholic Church officiating. Burial Ulysses Cemetery. Survived by son, Henry of Ulysses; daughter, Mrs. Fred (Elizabeth) Bigg of Elmira, Mrs. Leland (Matilda) Buckley and Miss Clara Somogyi both of Ulysses, PA; brother, Paul Somogyi of Glen Morgan, VA; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. He was a retired farmer and a native of Hungary. His wife Clara, died in 1952.
George E. Spong, age 78, RD 6, Wellsboro died Tuesday, August 22,
1972, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born September 26, 1893
in Lycoming County, the son of Andrew and Elizabeth Nichols Spong. He was a
member of the Middle Ridge Grange, the Stony Fork United Methodist Church, army
veteran of World War I, and a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife Edna;
one son, George Jr. of Greensburg, PA; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Sticklin of RD
6, Wellsboro, and Mrs. Charlotte Greninger of Williamsport; 8 grandchildren and
4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held today, August 24, at the
Tussey Funeral Home. Rev. James W. Garthoff officiated. Burial was in Jersey
Stanley, Miss Nancy E. Age 30 of 430 W. Clinton St., Elmira, NY Monday, November 24, 1980 in Nashua, NH where she attended college. Graveside services will be held Friday morning at 11 a.m. at the Lower Corner Cemetery, Buxton, Maine Arrangements by Peabody Funeral Home, 15 Birch St. Derry, NY. Survived by parents, Gordon and Florence Craig Stanley of Rockville, MD; brother, Robert G. Stanley of Londonberry, NH; 4 nephews, paternal grandmother, Mrs. Helen F. Stanley of Waterville, ME; several aunts, uncles, cousins. She was born in Rochester, NY, resided in Elmira for the past 13 years, received her BA Degree in Library of Science at Elmira College, Masters Degree in Business Administration at Elmira College.
Gordon E. Starkey, 26, of Mechanicsburg, PA, formerly of Woodhull, died Monday, November 30, 1970 at Shippensburg as a result of an industrial accident. He was reportedly electrocuted as he was installing wiring in a new building at Shippensburg State College. He had been residing in Mechanicsburg, and working for the West Shore Refrigerating firm. Authorities in Shippensburg said that Mr. Starkey was engaged in connecting some secondary wiring in a new faculty office building just being constructed on campus when he was electrocuted. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Shippensburg Medical Center. Born in Corning June 1, 1944, he was the son of Alonzo and Greta Smith Starkey. He attended Woodhull High School and was a member of the Woodhull United Methodist Church and Twin Rivers CB Club in Addison. He is survived by: his wife, Susan; three daughters, Renee, Lou Anne and Alecia; his mother, Mrs. Greta Dickerson of Addison; two brothers, Richard Starkey of Rochester and Donald Starkey of Woodhull. Friends may call Thursday at the Myer Funeral Home in Camp Hill, PA from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the H. P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull. Funeral and committal services will be held at the Smith Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Frank Congdon, pastor of the Woodhull United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Woodhull Cemetery.
Steven Alvin Starkweather, 15, of 9054 Jeffery Road, Great Falls, VA, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1972, as the result of drowning in a neighbors pond. He was born in Wellsboro, son of Keith and Mable Starkweather, former residents of Wellsboro. Besides his parents, he is survived by four brothers Donald, Joseph, Keith Jr., and Paul. He was the grandson of Mrs. And Mrs. Alvin Starkweather of Wellsboro and Mrs. And Mrs. Orear Harrington of Speed Well, VA. Funeral services were held Friday at the Money and King Funeral Home in Vinnia, VA. The interment in Flint Hill Cemetery, Oakton, VA. Those from Wellsboro attending the funeral were Mr. And Mrs. Alvin Starkweather, Mr. And Mrs. Charles Starkweather and son Charles, Mr. And Mrs. Arthur Williammee, Mr. And Mrs. James Williammee, and Mr. And Mrs. David Fisher.
Walter S. Staron, 64, of 223 South Williamson Road, died Friday, June 9, 1972, in a veterans’ hospital in Buffalo, NY. He was born in Landrus, September 15, 1907, a son of Gregory and Victoria Gublo Staron. Mr. Staron was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society. He was also a member of the William B. Wilson Post 572, American Legion. He was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Staron was the owner and operator of Staron’s Barber Shop. Surviving are his wife, the former Anna Tokarz; a son, Robert, at home; a brother Frank, of Blossburg; and three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Dobesh and Mrs. Anna Mackey, both of Binghamton, NY; and Mrs. Rose Krause, of Blossburg. The funeral was at 9 a.m. Monday at Auld’s, North Williamson Road, with further services at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Rev. John Zalewski, his pastor, officiated.
Word has been received of the death of Lillian Staub, a former resident of Wellsboro. For many years she operated a Millinery and Ladies Wear Shop. Several years ago she moved to Hazelton, PA to reside at the Presbyterian Home there. She died Saturday, January 6, 1973. Funeral services were held January 8 at the Bachman and Rosenstock Funeral Home in Hazelton. Burial was in Newark, New Jersey.
Stetler, Russell A. G., of 180 Troy St., Canton, PA, Friday, February 1, 1974. Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, PA (12 E. Main St.), Saturday 7 to 9p.m. Funeral there Sunday at 1:30p.m., the Rev. C. David Jones. Interment Middleburg Cemetery. Survived by wife, Rachel Shelley Stetler; brother, Thomas Stetler of Snowshoe, PA; several nieces and nehews. Mr. Stetler served as Supt. Of Schools in Canton and Burwick, PA and Natawan, NJ. He was a veteran of World War I; served in France with the American Expeditionary Force; member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Canton; past commander of the Canton American Legion; Capt. In the U.S. Army Inactive Reserve; member of the National Sojourners; past president of the Canton Rotary Club; member of the Canton Presbyterian Church; member and past master of the middleburg, PA Masonic Lodge; Coudersport Consistory and the Trenton Shrine. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Canton Community Nursing Service.
Flossie B. Straitz, age 78, of Galeton RD, Saturday, May 26, 1973, at the Andi Nursing Home, Williamsport, PA. The body is at the Brown Funeral Home, Galeton, PA, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. John Prouty. West Pike Cemetery, Galeton RD. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Catherine D. Peer of Jersey Shore, PA, Mrs. F. Gladys Soot of WV; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the West Pike Baptist Church and she was a retired bookkeeper.
Thomas F. Stranger, 72, of 201 N. River St., Athens, died Wednesday afternoon, April 18, 1973, at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Powell, PA March 18, 1901, he was the son of the late Geroge and Mary Camp Stranger. He had resided in Athens practically his entire life. Prior to his retirement he had been employed at the Lehigh Valley Railroad as a boilermaker with 30 years of service. He was later employed by the H. M. Hair and Son Lumber Co. and then at the Rynveld Wreath Factory in Athens. He was a former member of the Diahoga Hose Co. of Athens. Surviving are his wife, Kathryn, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Shepard at home and Mrs. Claude (Bea) Palmer of Waverly; a brother, William of Endicott; a sister, Mrs. Marie Northrup of Athens; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. George Youngs, pastor of the Warren Center United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Carl E. Stratton, Jr., age 23 of Nelson, PA RD 1, Saturday, July 1, 1972. Friends may call at the Charles L. Keyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Monday 7 to 9p.m. Funeral there Tuesday 2 p.m. Rev. Karl Schoonover. Burial in Baxter Cemetery, Nelson, PA, RD. Survived by wife, Carol; parents, Mr. And Mrs. Carl Stratton, Sr. of Nelson, PA; brothers, Larry Stratton with the U.S. Air Force in California, Timothy and James, both at home; grandfather, Andrew Reslaukaus of Nelson, PA; several aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces. He attended Elkland High School and was a veteran of Viet Nam. (Baxter Cemetery is in Tuscarora, Steuben, NY.)
James Sturrock, 84, of 5312 16th St. West, Bradenton, FL, a former 25-year employee of the Athens Ingersoll-Rand plant and Valley businessman, died at his home Friday, November 12, 1971. Born in Knoxville, PA, he was a graduate of Cornell University in the class of 1913 with a degree in mechanical engineering and then was employed at I-T for the ensuing 25 years. He also purchased the former Finch Hardware store in Athens and operated the business for four years. In 1936 he left the Valley and went to Cleveland, Ohio where, with his partner, Miles Brown, he founded the Master Pneumatic Tool Co., of which he served as vice president until his retirement in 1959. A life-long member of the Presbyterian Church, Mr. Sturrock was a former member of the Athens parish. He was a member of Rural Amity Lodge NO. 70, F. and A.M. of Athens; Amity Royal Arch Chapter No. 293; Northern Commandery No. 16, Knights Templar of Towanda, and Irem Temple Shrine of Wilkes-Barre. He married the former Helen Lawrence in 1911. She died in 1947. Surviving are his second wife, Frances; five daughters, Mrs. James McCormick of Buffalo, Mrs. John Barnes of Athens, Mrs. Frank Holland of Hawaii, Mrs. John Steigerwald of Huntsville, AL and Mrs. Herbert Siegrest of Westlake, OH; a son, James L. Sturrock of Cleveland, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Marion Barrett of Bradenton, FL and Mrs. Elizabeth Crossley of Wilmington, DE. Three brothers, Alexander of Waterford, John of Attica and Samuel of Buffalo, NY; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Athens, today from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock with Rev. Richard E. Ploth, pastor of the Waverly First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery, Ithaca, NY. Rural Amity Lodge No. 70 F. and A.M., will conduct memorial services at the funeral home tonight at 7:30.
Grant C. Symonds, 72, of Guilford, NY, formerly of Smithville Center, NY, died Wednesday afternoon, November 25, 1970 at Chenango Memorial Hospital, Norwick, NY. He was the son of Radcliffe L. Symonds and Huldah (Carpenter) Symonds, born April 25, 1898 in Woodhull, NY. His occupation was dairy farming. He was a member of the Smithville Center United Methodist Church, a former member of the Smithville Center Grange and former assessor for the town of Smithville. He is survived by one sister, Miss Gertrude Symonds of Guilford, NY; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Seymour Funeral Home in Oxford, NY, Saturday, November 28. Nieces and nephews who attended from this area were: James Elliott, Mrs. Robert Elliott and Mrs. Edward Sahrle. Mr. And Mrs. Robert Olin, Radcliffe Olin, Mrs. Carl Carpenter, David Carpenter and Norman Carpenter, and Donald Olin called at the home on Friday.
Mrs. Margaret Peterson, 86, of 79 Pearl Street, died Friday, August 4, 1972, in the Hash Convalescent Home following a protracted illness. She was the widow of Herbert V. Peterson. Born Oct. 2, 1885, in Leetonia, Tioga County, she was a daughter of Peter and Anna Berguland Tunnell. Mrs. Peterson was a life member of Rochester Chapter 314, Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are a son, Louis W., of Wellsboro; a sister, Mrs. Kathryn Fillman of Norristown, and several grandchildren. A private funeral was held Sunday at Kuhl and Spink’s, 126 Main Street with the Rev. Gordon E. Abrams, retired pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Jersey Shore Cemetery.
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Bradenbaugh, Mrs. Jennie P. age 80, of 8 Broadway, Reynoldsville, Penna., Wednesday August 8, 1973 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends will be received at the Eugene F. Smith Funeral Home, 206 Main St., Reynoldsville, from 2 p.m. Thursday until time of funeral services Friday at 1:30 p.m. Burial Lakelawn Memorial Park, Reynoldsville. Survived by son Mr. Fred Bradenbaugh of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Carl Anderson of Revloc, Pa.; Mrs. Ray (Bertha) Kroh of Buffalo, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bradenbaugh was the widow of the late Earl Bradenbaugh who died November 21, 1970. She was a past president and member of The American Legion Auxiliary of the 40 & 8 Council of Jefferson.
Breunig, Mrs. Anna age 99 of No. 10 West St., Galeton, Pa., Wednesday, November 15, 1972, in Wellsboro, Pa. Friends may call at the Collins Funeral Home, Galeton, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. funeral services there Friday morning 11 a.m.Rev. Donald Austin. Cremation will follow. Survived by grandson, Mr. Charles Johnson, of Boise, Idaho; granddaughter, Mrs. John Silnasky of Buffalo, N.Y.; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews She was the widow of Joseph Breunig.
Buck, Mrs. Pauline B. age 79 of Ulysses, Pa. Tuesday Oct. 30, 1973 at the Coudersport Hospital. Friends may call Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses. Funeral there Friday 1 p.m., Rev. Marion Vincent. Ulysses Cemetery. Survived by husband, Cleon; son, Paul of Ulysses; two daughters, Mrs. Dewitt (Ruth) Morley of Ontario, N.Y. and Mrs. Marshall (Janice) Folts of North Canton, Ohio; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was a member and past matron of Ulysses Chapter No. 95 O.E.S.; member of the Ulysses Grange; member of the Ulysses Baptist Church; and graduate of Ulysses High School, class of 1911; graduate of Geneseo, New York Normal School.
? CHAPIN JESSIE W.
Mrs. Jessie W. Chapin, 87, of 102 Vista Drive, Sayre, died at 2:30 this morning, Dec. 10, 1971, at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.
Born in Elizabeth, N.J., she had resided in this area for the past six years. She was a member of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church at Elizabeth and of the Eastern Star and the Daughters of America. Surviving are two sons, Wilson J. Robertson of Sayre and Jack K. Robertson of Elizabeth, N.J.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Joan Tomek of Elizabeth and Mrs. Mary Lynn McNamara of Roselle Park, N.J.; two grandsons, Richard J. and Bruce W. Robertson, both of Sayre and several nieces nephews. The body will be taken to the McCracken Funeral Home in Union, N.J. where funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth, N.J.
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Mrs. Mary D. Cost, 82, of 707 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, died suddenly at her home Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 20, 1971 about 2:30 o’clock.
Her husband, Joseph, died June 19, 1964. Born in Italy, she came to Sayre at the age of three with her parents. She attended Sayre schools and had resided in Sayre her entire life. She had resided at her present address for about 48 years. Mrs. Cost was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre and its Altar and Rosary Society. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Cockroft of Sidney, N.Y., Mrs. Theresa Krotzer of Endicott and Mrs. Helen Christman of Elmira; three sons, Vincent of Las Vegas, Nev., Joseph Jr. of South Waverly, and Paul at home; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one nephew, Tobias Cascioli of Grifton, N.C. Preceding her in death were a son Thomas, and a daughter, Mrs. John Alamo. Friends may call at the Barber Funeral Home, 211 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 9 a.m. and at 9:30 at the Church of the Epiphany where a Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly. Most Holy Rosary will be recited at the funeral home Friday at 8 p.m.
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Mrs. Rose Cunningham, age 88, of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of Blossburg, died Tuesday, May 8, 1973 in Brooklyn. Following calling hours in Brooklyn Thursday evening, she was brought to the Olthof Funeral Home for a prayer service Friday morning at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church, Blossburg. Burial was in St. Andrew;s Cemetery, Blossburg. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Rose Abbott of Hampton Bays, N.Y. and Mrs. Betty Caporaso of Hampton Bays, Mrs. Mary Moran of Brooklyn, Mrs. Margaret Dobies of Burbank, Calif., Mrs. Theresa Warren of Brooklyn, Mrs. Rita Rizzo of Keyport, N.J.; sons, John Cunningham of Mansfield and Hugh B. Cunningham of Pine City; 27 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. She was a communicant of St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church of Brooklyn and was the widow of Hugh B. Cunningham, Sr.
? McCaslin, Edna O., age 81, of Gold, PA, Thursday, August 2, 1973 in Coudersport, PA. Friends may call Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home in Ulysses, PA, where funeral will be held Sunday at 3 p.m., the Rev. Marion Vincent. Burial Ulysses Cemetery. Surviving are three daughters, Lucille McCaslin of Gold, PA, Mrs. Freda Howe of Pasadena, TX, Mrs. Marjorie Schoonover of Ceres, NY; four brothers, Harry Blake and Robert Blake, both of RD, Ulysses, PA, Gerald Blake of Fort Myers, Florida and Floyd Blake of Troy, IL; sister, Mrs. Edith Erway of RD, Ulysses, eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
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Grace F. age 91, of 287 W. Main St., Westfield, Pa., Tuesday, August 14, 1973. No calling hours. Private funeral will be held at the Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield, Pa., Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. A. Howard Richardson, officiating. Cremation will follow the funeral. Survived by son, Kenneth of Troupsburg; one daughter, Mrs. Alfred Evans of Westfield; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.
? PETERS F. ETHEL
Mrs. F. Ethel Peters, 71, of Towanda RD 1, died suddenly Sunday morning, Jan. 2, 1972 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born May 19, 1900 in Lawrenceville, the daughter of the late Ernest and Lillian Payne Goodrich, she moved to Michigan at an early age and resided at the St. Clair Shores most of her life. She later moved to Harrison, Mich., where she resided for ten years, following her husband’s retirement. She had resided in Towanda with her husband for the past two years. Mrs. Peters was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Sr. Clair, the Auxiliary to the V.F.W. and the Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband, Lewis J. Peters of Towanda and a son, Lewis J. Peters, Jr. of St. Clair, Mich. The Archer-McCloskey Funeral Home in Towanda is in charge of the local funeral arrangements. The Kaul Funeral Home in St. Clair Shores, Mich., will be in charge of the funeral services Tuesday. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens, St. Clair Shores, Mich.
? ROWE KATIE N.
Kreamer, Dec. 5 – Mrs. Katie N. Rowe, 72, of Kreamer, died Saturday, December 5, 1970, at 7 a.m. in the Sunbury Community Hospital, Sunbury. Mrs. Rowe was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church here. She also held memberships in the women’s Bible class at St. Peter’s, the Patriotic Order of America, and the Auxiliary of the Kreamer Fire Company. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Grant E. Klinger, of Selinsgrove RD2; two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Hummel, of Middleburg RD3 and Mrs. Roy Miller of Selinsgrove; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Seebold funeral home, Selinsgrove, with her pastor, the Rev. Richard C. Rife, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday between 7 and 9 p.m. Burial will be in Globe Mills Cemetery at Middleburg RD3.
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Mrs. Bertha M. Scott, age 74, of 209 James St., Thursday, Dec. 28, 1972, at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Survived by husband, Mr. Fay Scott; daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Tootie) Lowe of Wellsville, NY, Mrs. Warren (Marion) Houston of Penn Yan; sisters, Mrs. Freda Wilkins of South Corning, Mrs. Leslie (Mamie) Clark of Elmira, Mrs. Edna Walsh of Pine City, Mrs. Lee (Anna) Haskins of Horseheads; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. She was a communicant of Trinity Episcopal Church.
? SEELEY FLORENCE
Mrs. Florence Seeley, age 82,of 187 Germania St., Galeton, PA, Sunday, October 8, 1972 in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home. Prayer service there Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. in St. Bibianas Church. Rev. Herbert Gloekler. Burial in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Recitation of the Rosary Tuesday 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Survived by sons, Charle Seeley of Galeton, Clarence Seeley of Lancaster, OH; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Clara Foegan of N. Tonowanda, NY; several nieces and nephews. She was the widow of Elmer Seeley; member of St. Bibianas Church; Catholic Daughters of America and the V.F.W. Auxiliary.
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Mrs. Beatrice A. Shoemaker, age 65, or Morris, PA, Wednesday, July 4, 1973. There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held Friday 1 p.m. Tussey Funeral Home, Rev. Perry Shoemaker officiating. Burial in the Montoursville Cemetery. Survived by five daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Harriet) Krinier of Liberty, PA, Mrs. Joseph (Jackie) Davis of Blossburg, PA, Mrs. Norman (Barbara) Davis of Antrim, PA, Mrs. David (Betty Jean) Van Order of Harrisburg, PA, Mrs. John (Vickie) Reese; one son, John Thornton of Morris, PA; one sister, Mrs. Robert Hubbard of North Branch, NY; one step-son, Robert Shoemaker of Elmira; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Morris United Methodist Church.
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Mrs. Florence Smith, age 82, of Sherman St., Galeton, PA, suddenly, March 3, 1973 in Hawthorn, FL. Friends may call at the Collins Funeral Home, Galeton, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service Wednesday 1:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Donald Austin. Burial West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Survived by one daughter Miss Louise Smith of Galeton and one son Winbert Smith of Galeton; brother Gilbert Kingsley of East Smithfield, PA; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Galeton Presbyterian Church, Past Matron of OES and a member of the Friend X Class. Officers and members of the Order of Eastern Star will meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Funeral Home to conduct a Memorial Service for our late member Florence Smith.
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Mrs. Jessie L. Smith, age 85, of Asaph, PA, formerly of Galeton, Sunday, April 16, 1972 after a brief illness. Friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, Galeton PA., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Rev. William Lusk officiating, burial Westhill Cemetery, Galeton. Survived by sister-in-law, Mrs. Nina Doyle of Asaph, PA; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church and the widow of Claude Smith.
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Mrs. Glenn (Bessie L.) Sprague, age 93, formerly of Canisteo and Elmira, Thursday, May 31, 1973, at the Westfield Home for the Aged, Westfield, PA. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Landon-Beaver Funeral Home, 27 Main St., Hornell, NY. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Bruce Sterns. Burial will be in Addison Hills Cemetery, Town of Tuscarora, NY. Survived by two sons, Glenn L. Sprague of Hornell, Edard A. Sprague of Morgantown, WV; one sister, Mrs. Marjorie S. Dawson of Hornell.
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Mrs. Katherine Stathis, age 73, of Wellsboro, PA. Monday, July 16, 1973. Friends are invited to call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Tuesday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Father Saterios Lytras officiating. Greek Orthodox Church of Elmira. Flowers gratefully declined. Contributions may be made to the Greek Orthodox Church Annunciation of Rochester. Survived by husband, Nicholas Stathis of Wellsboro; one son, Anthony Stathis of Webster, NY; sister Mrs. John Branditsas of Greece; one grandson, several nieces and nephews. A member of the Greek Orthodox Church and American Legion Auxiliary.
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Viola H. Stephens, age 74 of RD 3 Wellsboro, PA, Tuesday, June 11, 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors’ Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Friends may call at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal there Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. John Carlson. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canisteo, NY. Survived by son, Lloyd F. Stephens of San Diego, CA; daughter, Mrs. John (Jeanne) Tombs of Elkland, PA RD; sisters, Mrs. Bessie Beardsley of Canisteo, NY, Mrs. Nina Flynn of Canisteo, Mrs. Alys Wells of Canisteo, Mrs. Flossie Haynes of Buffalo, NY; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.
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Mrs. Emily N. Stout, age 82, of Coudersport, formerly of Galeton, Wednesday, December 13, 1972, at the Maple View Rest Home. Body is at the Brown Funeral Home in Galeton where friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Warren Shaffer. Burial in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Survived by one son, Gradon of Port Allegany, PA; one brother, Donald C. Near of Batavia, NY; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Galeton.
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