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ARNOLD MARION MELLON
Mrs. Marion Arnold, 74, of 4019 Euclid Blvd., Youngstown, Ohio, formerly of Athens, died Saturday Dec. 18, 1971 at 11 p.m. at the Southside Hospital where she had been a patient for about a month. Born in Potterville, March 31, 1897, the daughter of the late Edward and Carrie Beers Arnold, she came to Athens in 1906 where her father operated a grocery store. She went to Youngstown in 1919. Mrs. Mellon was a graduate of Simmons College, Boston and was cafeteria director at Cheney High School in Youngstown for several years. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove United Presbyterian Church, was a past president of the Quota Club, the Lions Club Auxiliary, the Garden Guild, the Wo-Re-Re Club and was a member of the Women’s City Club. Her husband was a former city chemist and health commissioner in Youngstown. Surviving are her husband, D. Roy Mellon at home; a son, John A. Mellon of Worthington, Ohio; a grandson, David R. Mellon of Worthington, Ohio; an aunt, Mrs. Lester Ackley of West Hollywood, Fla., and several cousins. Friends may call at the Davis-Velker Funeral Home, 4996 Market St., Youngstown, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Youngstown. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Kenneth D. BOND, age 59 , of Riverdale, Md., died July 19, 1979 in the Leland Memorial Hospital. Born in Maryland, Aug. 24, 1919, he was a member of the Maryland State Police for a number of years. For the past few years he was postal inspector in Washington, D.C. He was a member of Seventh Day Adventists Church, Lanesburg, Md. Survivors include his wife, a former Shunk resident, Lucille Morgan Stotler; his mother, Nellie Bond, Riverdale; two sons, Thomas in the US Marines, N.Car.; two daughters, Susan and Barbara of Maryland; stepson, David Stotler of Maryland; several grandchildren. Burial was July 23 in Westminster, Md.
CAIN JULIA McGRADE
Mrs. Julia, 73, of 55 Orange St., Waverly, died Saturday afternoon Dec. 4, 1971 at her home after a three weeks’ illness. Born in Hornell, N.Y., Nov. 26, 1898, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary O’Leary Cain. She resided in Waverly for the past 60 years and was a former New York Telephone Co. operator in Waverly. Mrs. McGrade was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Waverly. She is survived by her husband, Alfred; three daughters, Mrs. John (Jean) McKee of Lake Placid, Fla., Mrs. Patricia O’Connell of Rochester and Mrs. Jacob (Mary Lou) Schaeffer of Los Angeles, Calif.; one brother, Thomas Cain of Canisteo, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, today from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Tuesday morning at the funeral home at 9 o’clock and at St. James Catholic Church at 9:30 where High Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by Rev. John A. Morgan, church pastor. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly. Recitation of the Prayer for the Deceased will be held at the funeral home tonight at 8:45 o’clock.
CHARLES BERTHA NEWTON
Bertha C., age 88, of Pleasant Road, Willard, N.Y. formerly from the Elmira area. Wednesday, November 7, 1973. Friends may call at the John D. Covert Funeral Home, Ovid, New York, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services there Saturday 1:30 p.m. Burial, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa, N.Y. Officiating, The Rev. James Spear. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Francis N. Rogers of Willard, N.Y.; two brothers, Leon Charles, of Lodi, N.Y., William Charles, of Montour Falls, N.Y.; two sisters, Miss Millie Charles, Mrs. Effie Boyce both of Montour Falls; several nieces and nephews.
PRICE, Dorothy C. Age 65 of Nelson, Pal, Thursday, August 31, 1972. No calling hours. Memorial service will be held Sunday at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa, the Rev. Peter Hill. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Heart Association. Survived by sons, Keith Price of Nelson, Pa., Gene Price of Horseheads; daughter, Mrs. Clayton (Constance) Kreisler of Elkland, Pal; brother, Max Chilson of Nelson, Pal; sisters, Mrs. Rhea Davis of Nelson, Pa., Mrs. Velma Rouse of Bethesda, Md.; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Nelson Methodist Church.
COLE MINNIE M MOSHIER
Mrs. Minnie M. 88, of Woodhull R. D. 2, died Friday evening, December 22nd, 1972 at the home of her daughter Mrs. Anna Campbell of Woodhull R.D. 1. Born March 5, 1884 in Little Marsh, Pa., she was the daughter of Elijah and Effie (Black) Cole. A long time resident of the Town of Woodhull, she was the widow of George Moshier. Surviving are: seven sons, Elijah, Norman and Gordon, all of Woodhull, Samuel of Elkland, Howard of Corning, and William and Henry, both of Osceola; two daughters, Mrs. Joel Caton of Woodhull R.D.2 and Mrs. Anna Campbell of Woodhull R.D.1; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Calling hours were held at the H. P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon and evening. Services were conducted there Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock with the Rev. George Parmelee, pastor of the Woodhull Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was made in the Woodhull Cemetery.
ELLISON GRACE MORSEMA, Mrs. Grace E., 69, of Elkland RD 1, died Sunday, October 21st, 1973 in Robert Packer Memorial Hospital in Sayre, where she had been a patient for five weeks. She was the widow of Earl Morseman, who died in 1971. Born July 16, 1904 in Catlin Township, she was the daughter of Fred and Bessie (Strait) Ellison. Surviving are: her mother, Mrs. Bessie Matteson of Elkland RD 1; four sons, Edison of Osceola, Earl, Jr., of Elkland RD 1, Raymond of Avoca, N.Y., and Richard of Addison RD 2; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Makitra of Bath, N.Y., Mrs. Lois Mather of Elkland RD 1, Mrs. Betty Lou Bennett of Columbia Crossroads, and Mrs. Linda Heckert of Greensburg; one brother, Charles Ellison of Addison RD 2; five sisters, Mrs. Margaret Haight of Coudersport, Mrs. Carrie Nelly of Horseheads, N.Y., Mrs. Cora Brown of Lawrenceville, Mrs. Helen Odle of Williamson, N.Y., and Mrs. Dorothy Crans of Woodhull, N.Y.; 23 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Frineds called Monday and Tuesday at the H. P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Addison, where funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Harry Dow, pastor of the Elkland Free Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was made in Elk Creek Cemetery, Woodhull.
FRITZSCHE VESTA McCARTHY
Vesta, 93, who had a varied career of school teaching over 61 years died Nov. 16, 1973 at the Pioneer Home in Fairbanks, Alaska. Visitation and services were held at the Chapel of Chimes. Interment was from the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield. She was born June 12, 1881 in Liberty Pa. to Elizabeth and Joseph Fritzsche and graduated from Mansfield State College in 1899. She also attended Binghamton School of Business in Binghamton, N.Y. and Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa. During her professional career she taught in Liberty Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Mill Creek Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Kane School District, McKean County, Pa. She was also the house mother for the football team at Mansfield State College and was substitute teacher for the Fairbanks School District for 11 years. Teaching over the span of 61 years she last substituted at Fairbanks at the age of 82. She was presented with an Alumni Citation at Mansfield State College at her 70th graduation anniversary there in 1969 for her contributions to mankind. She was the first alumni so honored. Married to James McCarthy of Arnot, Pa., she was preceded in death by her husband and three sons, Roy, Gordon, and James. Gordon was killed while in the ervice in Germany during World War II, making her a Gold Star mother. Mrs. McCarthy pioneered the Alcan Highway when it was first opened to the public and subsequently made 29 trips over the highway. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association, Int., Auxiliary American Legion in Mansfield, and active in the Lutheran Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Doris Southall, a retired school nurse from the Fairbanks School District and one son, J. Ellsworth McCarthy, former Pincipal of Lathrop High School, Fairbanks. She is also survived by two grandsons, Jack Southal of Somerville, N.J. and Edwin McCarthy of Geneva, N.Y. and two great grand-daughters, Karen and Heather McCarthy, also of Geneva. She had been a guest at the Pioneer Home for the past four years.
GRUMLING JENNIE STAHLMAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie G. Stahlman, 79, of Forestview Manor, Elkland, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Grabe-Fickeringer Funeral Home in Coudersport. Mrs Stahlman died Thursday afternoon, February 15th 1973 at 2:30 at her apartment in Forestview manor, Elkland’s senior citizen home. She was a long-time resident of Coudersport, moving to this community 1 ½ years ago. She was born in Pittsburgh on Oct. 7th, 1893, the daughter of Jonathan and Nora (Rader) Grumling. She married Newell A. Stahlman on Aug. 21st, 1912 in Limestone, NY. Mr. Stahlman died on Jan. 20th, 1971. Mrs. Stahlman was a member of the Coudersport Free Methodist Church and was associated with a number of organizations in the senior citizen’s home. Surviving are a son J. Dale Stahlman of West Main St. Elkland; daughter, Mrs. William (Jane) Busch of Stasburg, PA. four grandchildren , and six great-grandchildren ; a brother, Earl Grumling of Siegel, PA and a sister , Mrs. Merna Morris of St. Petersburg, Fl. The family received callers at the funeral home in Coudersport on Friday. The Rev. Floyd Fletcher, pastor of the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church, Elkland officiated at the Saturday funeral service. Rev. Elmer Reagle, pastor of the Coudersport Free Methodist Church, assisted him. Burial was in the Eulalia Cemetery in Coudersport.
HARGRAVE BERNICE NEWLAND
Bernice, age 65, or RD1, Osceola, Pa., (Town of Woodhull, N.Y.), Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1974 in Corning Hospital. Friends may call at the H. P. Smith and Son Funeral Home, Woodhull, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Cyrus Sprague officiating. Burial Elk Creek Cemetery, Town of Woodhull. Survived by son, George H. Newland of Addison, N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Annette Tubbs of Lindley, N.Y., Mrs. Shirley Mather of Owego, N.Y.; brothers, Arthur Hargrave of Cameron Mills, N.Y., Walter Hargrave of Woodhull, N.Y; aunt, Mrs. Belle Sternes of Waterloo, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Newland was born in Woodhull, April 16, 1908. She was the widow of Raymond B. Newland and a member of the Borden Baptist Church; Borden Grange; Woodhull Chapter O.E.S. and Woodhull Rebekah Lodge.
HARTUNG IDA LAURENSON
Mrs. Ida H., 83 of 123 W. Fourth St., Bloomsburg, a former resident of LaPorte, died Thursday evening, Nov. 22, 1973 at the Bloomsburg Hospital. She was the sister of Sayre residents. Born Sept. 29, 1890 near Lincoln Falls, Sullivan County, the daughter of the late August and Caroline Klauser Hartung, she had been employed as a court house secretary until her retirement. Mrs. Laurenson was a member of the LaPorte United Methodist Church and of the Monsey Chapter Order of Eastern Star, of Muncy, Pa. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Gerber of Bloomsburg; three brothers, Dr. Francis Hartung of Philadelphia, George Hartung of Connellsville, Pa. and Dr. Howard Hartung of Sayre; three sisters, Mrs. Marguerite Delaney of Sayre; Mrs. Ray Hill of Elmira and Mrs. Robert Crimbering of Fort Myers, Fla.; a grandson, Larry Gerber of Bloomsburg; two great grandsons, Jeffrey and Matthew; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore tonight after 7 o’clock. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. LaRue Hess, pastor of the Forksville United Methodist Charge, will officiate. Burial will be in the Mountain Ash Cemetery, LaPorte.
Mrs. Olga E. Pettingill, 77, of Wellsboro RD 2, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 1974, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of George Pettingill. She was born in Philadelphia on Feb. 29, 1896, a daughter of Christian and Olga Lutzner Heisel. Surviving are five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, N.Y. The Rev. Roger D. Patton, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiated.
JUSKIV ANNE NELSON
Mrs. Anne, of 13 Brookside Ave. E., Apalachin , N.Y. Friday December 28, 1973 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. after a short illness. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 E. Main St., Endicott, N.Y. Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and interment services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Mirador Ave., Vestal, N.Y. Rev. W. Kilmer Sites, Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the Broome County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. She is survived by her husband, C. Arnold Nelson of Apalachin, N.Y.; one son, Kurt Sturat Nelson of Springfield, Mass.; parents, Mr. an Mrs. J. C. Juskiv of Elmira, N.Y.; three sisters, Mrs. Steven (Mildred) Screnko of Saddle River, N.J., Mrs. Emil (Mary) Melnick of Elmira, N.Y., Mrs. Arthur (Irene) Fisher of Sodus, N.Y.; one brother, Joseph Juskiv, Chilcothe, Ill.
KEMP Miss Amy, Age 75, 164 Pine St., Corning, Wednesday, October 26, 1977. Friends may call at the A. W. Beilby and Son Funeral Home, Corning, Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral services will be held in Christ Episcopal Church, Friday at 10 a.m., a Service of Thanksgiving; Associate Pastor Richard Cluett officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Cooper’s Plains Cemetery. She is survived by one brother, George Kemp of Elmira; two cousins, Mrs. Marion Barrows, of Addison, and Mrs. Phyllis Pratt of Cambridge, England; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Corning Area Retired Teachers Association, The Corning Women’s Club, Christian Women’s Club, Women’s Guild of Christ Church, Corning. She was graduated from the Corning Free Academy, North Side Training Class and from Genesseo State Teacher’s College and was a teacher in the Corning Area for many years. In lieu of Flowers, memorial books may be placed in the library of the Carder Elementary Schools.
KENDALL, Clyde F., Age 71, of the Falls Home, formerly of 209 E. Main St., Montour Falls, NY, Sunday, February 26, 1978. Friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. where Funeral and Committal service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours, the Rev. Paul De Meurers officiating. Interment in Laurel Hill cemetery at a later date. He was the son of Ralph and Maud Kendall and is survived by one aunt, Mrs. Allie Withiam of Geneva, NY, and several cousins.
KNELLER MARGARET A. MARTIN
Mrs. Margaret A., 77, of El-Ba Trailer Court No 2, Waverly RD 2, formerly of 141 Howard St., Waverly, died Thursday afternoon at the Tioga General Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Colley Township, Pa., on March 17, 1894, she was the daughter of the late F. Wesley and Jessica Smith Kneller. She was a widow of Harold L. Martin and was a member of the Waverly First Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Harold, of Waverly RD 1; two brothers, Jacob Kneller of Colley, Pa. and Ernest Kneller of Hugoton, Kans.; one grandson, Richard Martin, of Collegedale, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Russell Funeral Home, 462 Fulton St., Waverly, Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Clifford Bannesberger, pastor of the Waverly First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Homes Cemetery, Waverly. Friends may make a contribution to the Memorial Fund of the Waverly First Baptist Church.
KOHL, Otto P., Age 80 of R.D. 2, Hammondsport, Thursday, November 8, 1973. Friends may call at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home, Hammondsport. Saturday and Sunday, 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral from the Funeral Home Monday 11 a.m. The Rev Clair Statham officiating. Interment Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Survived by wife, Eleanor (Brush) Kohl; son, Carl Kohl of Hammondsport; daughter, Mrs. Susie Andrews of Auburn, N.Y.; three brothers, Arthur, Ralph, and Oscar all of Rochester; four grandchildren. He was the founder and president, Curator of the Glen Curtis Museum of Hammondsport. A member of the OX Five Club of America.
LANGAN, Mrs. Rachel E., age 78, of RD 1, Coudersport, Pa., Sunday, February 10, 1974 in the Coudersport Hospital. Friends are being received at her late residence. Funeral in the Gold Baptist Church Wednesday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Marion Vincent. Burial Raymond Cemetery. Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, Pa. in charge of arrangements. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Frederick (Hazel) Raszman of RD 1, Smethport, Pa., sons, F. Arthur of RD Coudersport, Pa., Carl R. of Ulysses, RD, Pa., sister, Mrs. Effie Powell of Cleveland, Ohio, 23 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Frank Langan died in 1969.
LARSON, Nels G., Age 91, of 115 Pine St., Galeton, Pa., Wednesday, January 24, 1973. Friends may call at the Collins Funeral Home, Galeton, Pa., Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the Rev. Robert Danielson. Burial West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Survived by daughters, Genevieve and Dorothy both of Galeton, Dagmar of Williamsport; son, Fritz Larson of Rochester, NY; brother, Thure Larson of Sweden.
LARYN, Fred, 76, of 426 W. Augusta Blvd., Chicago, Ill, died Monday July 14, 1972, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He had been visiting a daughter, Mrs. Hugh Jones of Pearl St. when he became ill. He was born March 19, 1896, in Minsk, Russia, and was a retired cabinet maker. In addition to Mrs. Jones, he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Raymond DeFilippo of Bloomington, Ill., and a son, Adam of Chicago. Funeral services were held Fhursday at the Machacek Funeral home in Chicago. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Rivergrove, Ill. Local arrangements were handled by Tussey Funeral Home.
LEHMAN, Walter L. III, age 20 of Ridgeway, Penna.,Wednesday, November 29, 1972. Burial was in Oakmount Cemetery, Ridgeway, Penna. Friends were received at the Lehman Hammond Funeral Home, Ridgeway, Penns. Saturday, Dec. 2, 1972 at 10 a.m. 40 Fraternity Brothers attended from Edinboro College. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Lehman, Jr.; sister, Leslie Ann Lehman of Ridgeway, Penna.; paternal grandmother Mrs. Walter L. Lehman of Coudersport, Penna.; maternal grandfather, Lawrence Tasillo of Coudersport, Penna. He was in the Sigma Alpha Nu Fraternity at Edinboro College, Edinboro, Penna. His grandfather Dr. Walter L. Lehman was a prominent dentist in Coudersport, Penna. and his great-grandparents were pioneer merchants in 1888 in Galeton, Pa.
LEIBIG, Edward C. Retired Executive Succumbs Suddenly
(Hand written on article – Nov. 1972)ef. Funeral services were held Tuesday for Edward C. Leibig, 64, of Elmira, retired vice president and assistant to the president of Corning Glass Works, who died suddenly Saturday. Mr. Leibig, formerly of Wellsboro, had attended the wedding of his son, Paul A., to Matilhda Semoine Butcher in Saratoga Springs. Following the ceremony he left to take a rest and died shortly after suffering a heart seizure. Mr. Leibig had suffered from congenital heart disease for several years. He was born July 15, 1908 in Honesdale, Pa., where he was educated and graduated from Honesdale High School. He entered Pennsylvania State University and was graduated in 1929 with a B. S. degree in ceramic engineering. He came to Corning following graduation and served the company for 40 years. He retired in December 1969 and at the time was vice president. In addition to holding a variety of positions in Corning, during his rise to a company officer, he served in responsible positions in Wellsobor, Central Falls, R.I., and Louisville, Ky., before returning here in 1966. Mr. Leibig joined CGW on July 1, 1929 as a chemist in the laboratory where he served nearly six years. For the next two decades he served in a number of positions, primarily in manufacturing: Frost Department foreman at Wellsboro, (1935); plant chemist, Wellsboro (1936); Top-of-Stove-ware foreman, Main Plant (1937-39); plant manager at Wellsboro (1939-41); plant manager in Central Falls, R.I. (1941-43); manager of manufacturing Technical Products (1944); assistant director of manufacturing (1945-48); manager of the Optical Department (1948-55); manager of market development, Technical Products (1955). In 1956 Mr. Leibig was appointed general manager of the Refractories Division and the following year was elected president of Corhart Refractories Co., a subsidiary in Louisville, Ky. He was elected chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Corhart Refractories Co. in January of 1966. Mr. Leibig was appointed assistant to the president of Corning Glass Works in September 1966 and elected vice president a month later. He was a member of the Penn State Alumni Association, a former director of The Refractories Institute and a former member of the American Ceramic Society. He was married to Ellen Catherine Connelly in July 1943. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmira. Surviving are; his wife, Ellen; seven sons, Edward C. of Freeport, Ill., William F. of Cincinnati, Ohio, John J. of Ohio, Thomas (Conky) of Columbus, Ind., Lt. Michael of Falls Church, Va., Paul A. and Peter D., both of Elmira; a daughter, Anne E. of Appalachia, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Maddie Reitenauer of Honesdale, Pa. and 14 grandchildren. A prayer service was held Tuesday at the Hughes and Sons Funeral Home in Elmira followed by funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Arnot-Ogden Hospital Education Fund.
LETAWA, Randolph W., Age 65, of 131 Gulick St., Blossburg, Pa., Friday, May 12, 1972 at the Blossburg State General Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa., Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Monday at 9 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Blossburg at 9:30 a.m. the Rev. John Zalewski, celebrant. St. Mary’s Cemetery, Survived by wife, Martha Mahonske Letawa; son, John Letawa of Horseheads; brother, Frank Letawa of Blossburg, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Ann Skolny of Blossburg, two grandchildren. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Blossburg, Pa.
LEWIS, Fred Age 88, of Wellsburg, NY RD 2, Monday, January 29, 1973. Body at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. Arrangements are incomplete. Survived by wife, Ethel; three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Hall of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Earl (Winifred) Sorg of Rochester, NY; Mrs. Daniel (June) Stimmerman of Elmira; sons, Glenn and Don both of Silver Springs, Md.; three step-sons, Leonard Phillips of Huntington Station, Long Island, John Phillips of Orchard Park, NY, Foulkrod Phillips of Chula Vista, Calif.; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Gillette, Pa. I.O.O.F.
LIND, Ernest D., 27, of Lawrenceville, RD 1 became Steuben County’s fifth traffic fatality Wednesday when his car collided with a tractor-trailer rig on RT. 15, one mile south of the four-lane Presho interchange. (Hand written on this is the date Apr. 1973)ef. Mr. Lind died instantly in the crash which occurred about 5 p.m. during a steady rainfall. Steuben County coroner Arvo Salo of Corning said he died of a fractured skull. Deputy Sheriff Jerry A. Dartt said Mr. Lind was traveling south when he crossed over into the northbound lane and into the path of the truck, driven by Henry Vernon Hammer, SR., 42, of Baltimore, Md. Hammer was taken to Corning Hospital by Corning Ambulance where he was treated for minor injuries and released. The impact spun the demolished car around in the southbound lane where it came to rest across the road. The Anchor Motor Freight truck crashed into an embankment on the west side of the road and was heavily damaged. Four new cars and two pickup trucks on the car carrier were not damaged. Assisting Deputy Dartt at the scene were Steuben County Sheriff Jack Lisi, investigator Carl Peters, Deputy Richard Capo, Asst. Dist. Atty. Samuel Knox and state troopers from the Painted Post barracks. Volunteer firemen from Lawrenceville assisted in traffic control on the busy highway more than an hour. Mr. Lind was a Corning Glass Works employee.
LOWE, Ralph. State Police report that Ralph Lowe, age 78, of Roaring Branch RD 1, was pronounced dead at his home at 1:15 a.m. Monday by Tioga County Coroner Dr. Harry Williams of Elkland. Cause of death was listed as self-inflicted pistol shot. No further details are available at this time. (Hand written on this was Dec. 1972)ef.
LUGG, Charles M. Killed on Dominica: Crash took life of Nelson
(Hand written – Paper dated 28 Dec. 1972)ef.
Charles M. Lugg, local pilot, has been reported killed on a flight from Antigua to Martinique, in the British West Indies. In a communiqué from the United States Department of State, Mrs. Ila H. Wiley, mother of the local man, was advised that all occupants of the plane were killed upon impact. Others in the plane were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Harris and Daniel Zellenberg of Antigua, managers and owner of the Holiday Inn there. The party was reported on a holiday shopping trip to Martinique, a French-owned island, south of Antigua. The announcement followed eight days of intensive search by the U. S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Navy, French Air Force, and local authorities. Due to extreme weather conditions, dense jungle, and difficult terrain, searchers on foot spent nearly five days in reaching the wreckage after it had been located from the air on the island of Dominica. Captain Lugg was born December 1, 1937 in Nelson, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Robert P. Lugg and Ila H. Lugg Wiley. He was educated in the local schools and was graduated from Elkland High School in 1954. he attended MSTC for the two years required to enroll in Naval Flight Training in Pensacola, Florida and received his "Navy Wings of Gold" at Menphis, Tennessee in 1957. During six years spent in the U. S. Navy, he flew attack bombers from the aircraft carrier Hancock on several tours of duty with the Pacific Fleet. In 1961 he received recognition for completing 100 carrier-based landings and, at the time of separation, had completed nearly 200. He returned to Mansfield State College to receive a B. S. Degree in 1963, before joining Trans World Airlines. For the past nine years, he has flown for them as flight engineer, first officer and captain of both Domestic and International flights. He was a member of the Mansfield State College Board of Trustees, the Airline Pilots Association, Osceola Lodge No. 421, F & AM, Coudersport Consistory, Beechers Island Presbyterian Church and the Nelson Volunteer Fire Department. He was co-owner of the Wiffletree and Penn-York Motel in Lindley Township, just north of Lawrenceville, Penna. For the past two years he had been a resident of Antigua, British West Indies, where he had anticipated starting a flight school. At the time of his death, Capt. Lugg had been working industriously in obtaining helicopter service for Tioga County. HE had envisioned converting rotary-winged aircraft from the Vietnamese Conflict into all purpose emergency vehicles for use as air ambulances, aerial tankers for fire fighting, agricultural sprayers, and emergency search and rescue work. Contacts in Washington, Harrisburg and Texas had given him reason to be optimistic about the possibility of such a system being set up in Tioga County as a proto-type. Capt. Lugg is survived by his mother, a sister, Miss Bonelyn Lugg of Allentown, a brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Lugg of Nelson, his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Melvin Hess of New Cumberland, Pa., a niece, a nephew and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Memorial services will be held in the Parkhurst Memorial Church at Elkland on Friday evening, December 29, at 8 p.m. with Rev. Floyd Fletcher officiating. The family wishes that flowers be omitted. Friends who desire to do so may send contributions to Miss Constance Elliott at the Citizens and Northern National Bank in Elkland toward the establishment of a Charles M. Lugg Scholarship Fund. The bodies of Captain Charles M. Lugg, 35, of Nelson, Pennsylvania and three passengers in his small, private aircraft were found atop a 300-foot peak on the Caribbean island of Dominica by search teams Tuesday, December 25.
LUGG, Charles M.
(Hand written in was 1972)ef. The U. S. State Department notified Captain Lugg’s mother, Mrs. Ila H. Lugg Wiley of Nelson, late Tuesday that there had been no survivors in the unexplained crash. Lugg, a pilot with Trans World Airlines based in Antigua in the British West Indies, was bound with three passengers in his own plane on a flight from Antigua to Martinique, where they were to Christmas shop early last week. When the 150-mile flight failed to arrive in Martinique, Coast Guard and Navy searches were begun, with the help of the French Air Force, police and volunteers on Dominica. The island has only two small villages. A French helicopter pilot spotted the aircraft wreckage Friday on the northeast slope of Mt. Diablotin, but was forced to avoid rescue attempts because of dangerous flying conditions. Pilots who had flown with Captain Lugg for TWA felt that those downdrafts and poor visibility the day he left for Martinique might have caused the accident, but no explanation has been offered by official sources. TWA has ordered an investigation into the mishap, even though Lugg was off-duty and flying his personal Piper Twin Comanche aircraft. Dense jungle, difficult weather and rugged terrain kept two 50-man search teams from reaching the wreckage for five days, according to Lugg’s brother, Robert Lugg, Tioga County assistant superintendent of highways. Robert Lugg was in Miami at the time of the mishap and stayed near U. S. official sources there. Captain Lugg was born in Nelson and attended elementary school there, and high school in Elkland. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Mansfield State College. He joined the Navy as a pilot in 1963. Captain Lugg was a member of the Board of Trustees of Mansfield State College.
.Word was received in Blossburg this weekend of the death of Edward Malone, age 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Malone of Riverside, New Jersey, who died Thursday, Sept. 7 (hand written in – 1972) at his home following a long illness. Mr. Malone’s mother is the former Celia Mitchell of Blossburg. Surviving are his parents, of Riverside, N.J.; his grandmother, Mrs. Stella Mitchell of Blossburg; a sister Miss Carole Mitchell; a brother, Timothy at home. Burial was held in New Jersey Tuesday. Attending from this area were: Mr. and Mrs. Florian Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frederick, Mrs. Stella Mitchell of Blossburg; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mitchell of Mansfield; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Keck of Wellsboro.
MANNING, William H., 66, of Buffalo, N.Y. died of emphysema Wednesday morning, January 13th, 1971 following an extended confinement. He was a former resident of Osceola, and Freeman, N.Y. HE was a brother of Neil Manning of Osceola. Funeral services were held in Buffalo Friday. Surviving in addition to his brother, Neil, are: wife, Isadore; sons, William, Jr., daughter, Onalee; sisters, Mary Peters of Port Crane, New York, Caroline Baldwin of Buffalo, and eight grandchildren.
MASE, Abra L., 64, of Athens a native of Blossburg, died Tuesday, October 17, 1972, at his home. Mr. Mase lived in the Blossburg area for many years. Surviving are three daughters, Miss Arlene Mase, at home, Mrs. Hugh L. Sweet, of Waverly, N.Y., and Mrs. Rena Gray, of Elmira, N.Y.; two sons, Gene, of East Bethany, N.Y., and Ronald, of Athens; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral was held Saturday at Lowery’s, Athens. Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The Rev. L. E. Pitkin, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church, officiated.
MATTISON, Sr., Danforth K., age 66, of Tioga RD 2, formerly of Galeton, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 1973 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. The funeral was held at the Brown Funeral Home in Galeton Tuesday with Pastor R. A. Hoffman officiating. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Wilber (Ada) Hurd of Westfield, Mrs. Jack (Virginia) Kennedy of Tioga, Mrs. Walter (Maxine) Kneefe of Galeton; three sons, Danforth, Jr., Tioga RD 2, Kenneth Mattison of Brown Mills, M.J. and Larry Mattison of Cheverly, Md.; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Mattison was a retired lumberman.
MATYCHAK, Myron, 90, of Lopez died at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella, Thursday evening at 6:10 o’clock. He had been a guest there since July of 971. (Hand written here 12 Apr. 1973)ef. Mr. Matychak was born in Austria July 1, 1882, and came to the United States as a young man. He had lived in the Lopez and Mildred areas since 1905. He owned and operated a farm at Mildred until his retirement in 1944. He was a member of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church in Lopez and a member of the Russian Orthodox fraternity, Lubov, at Lopez. His wife, the former Mary Kelechawa, died Aug. 15, 1962. Surviving are; daughters, Mrs. Anna Joseph, Mrs. John Yarosh, Mrs. Robert Grant, all of Ithaca, Mrs. George Arnets of Brooklyn, N.Y.; sons, Fred, Daniel and Samuel, all of Ithaca, Basil of Hartford, Conn., and Andrew of Lopez; 25 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Monday morning at 8:30 o’clock followed by Requiem funeral service at St. Vladimir’s Church in Lopez at 9 o’clock. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Parastas services will be conducted at the McHenry Funeral Home Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 o’clock by the Rev. Michael Evans. Arrangements by the Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre.
MATHER, Dexter M., age 49, of Elkland, Pennsylvania, R.D.1, town
of Tuscarora died at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Bath, New York,
Wednesday, February 2, 1972 after a short illness. He was born in the town
of Tuscarora, November 21, 1922, the son of Spencer and Alena Baker Mather.
An employee of the town of Tuscarora Highway Department, he was a veteran
of the United States Army and attended schools in the town of Tuscarora
as a youth.
He is survived by six brothers; Burnell of Addison, Weldon of Elkland, Cecil and Lyle of Addison, R.D. 2, Charles of Elkland, R.D.1, and Douglas of Rochester, New York; three sisters, Mrs. Odetta Bennett of Phoenix, Arizona, Mrs. Maplyn Lievense of Rochester and Mrs. Virginia Morseman of Addison, R.D. 2.
The body was taken to the H. P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull where friends called Thursday and Friday and where funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Woods Corners Cemetery, town of Tuscarora.
MATTISON, James E., age 91, of Gaines RD, died Tuesday, December 25, 1973, at home. The body is at the Brown Funeral Home in Galeton where friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. Daniel Meilheim. Burial in West Hill Cemetery in Galeton. Survived by three sons, Thomas Mattison of Gaines, Pa., Edwin Mattison of Westfield, Pa., Daniel Mattison, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Pellegino of Kingwood, W. Va., Mrs. Esther Bryington of Gaines, RD, Mrs. Mazie Roush of Duncannon, Pa., Mrs.DAisey Simonetti of Galeton, RD; two brothers, Russell of Gaines RD, Carl of Painted Post, N.Y.; 23 Grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Marshland Grange.
MCCABE LAURA KULP
Mrs. Laura McCabe Age 80, Olcott Road, Big Flats, N.Y. Saturday, November 10, 1973 in West Virginia. Funeral Services held at the First Presbyterian Church at Big Flats Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Marcy Punnett, Burial, Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post. Arraignments by Phillips Funeral Home. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Marcy Punnett of Big Flats, Mrs. John W. Ring of East Corning; one son, Daniel D. Kulp of New Martinsville, West Virginia; one sister, Mrs. Josephine Luddington of Pasadena California, three great-grandchildren. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Painted Post.
McCALLUM, Earl W., age 75, of The Pine Valley Trailer Court, Pine Valley, N.Y., Thursday, December 13, 1973 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Friday, 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Survived by wife, Golda (Smith) McCallum; sons, Durwood McCallum of Horseheads, Lester McCallum of Elmira, Chester McCallum of Erin, N.Y., John McCallum of Pine City, Floyd McCallum of Buffalo; daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Evelyn) Kasper of Pine City, Mrs. James (Virginia) Thomas of Elmira; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Mr. McCallum was a member of the Pentecostal Church in San Antonio Texas.
McCARN, Miss Caroline M., age 22, of Genesee, Pa., suddenly in car accident Sunday, August 6, 1972 near Penn Yan, N.Y. Friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home, S. Main St., Ulysses, Pa. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Genesee, Pa., United Methodist Church, the Rev. Gerald Roberts officiating. Burial Genesee Cemetery. Survived by mother, Mrs. Robert McCarn of Genesee; sister, Mrs. Jon (Elizabeth) Cowburn of Ulysses, Pa.; two nephews. She was a graduate of Northern Potter High School Class of 1967 and was employed in the office of the Wellsville Reporter Newspaper.
McCARTHY FRANCES VAN ALLEN
Mrs. Frances M., age 69 of 121 Brock St., Sayre, Pa. Monday, July 2, 1973 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Friends may call at the Kolb-Allgeier Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer St., Sayre, Pa. Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services at Estella United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. LaRue Hess officiating. Burial in Forksville Cemetery. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Vasta) Hoskins of Canandaigua, Mrs. Rachel Chilson of Milan, Pa.; two sons, Windsor Van Allen of Geneva, Keith of Waverly; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. Leon (Hazel) Day, Estella, Mrs. George (Bessie) Jones of Warren Center, Mrs. Bernard (Aldis) Robbin of Hillsgrove, Mrs. Kenneth (Lucille) Brown, Estella, Mrs. Lawrence (Jean) Higley of Estella, Mrs. Jack (Vesta) Minnier of Dushore; two brothers, Gaylord McCarthy of Forksville; Keith McCarthy of Forksville; several nieces and nephews. Flowers gratefully declined. Contributions to the Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged.
McCONNELL, Edward W., age 75, of 85 Germania St., Galeton, Pa., Thursday August 16, 1973 at Cole Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Collins Funeral Home Friday 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. Herbert Glockler officiating. Burial in West Hill Cemetery. Masonic service at the funeral home Saturday at 8 p.m. Survived by his wife, Mary Pagano McConnell; one sister, Mrs. Betty Beldin of Elan, Fla.; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of Alfred University; a member of the Galeton Masonic Lodge; a member of the Galeton Loyal Order of Moose; a V.F.W.; a member of the Renova Elks. He was a retired owner-manager of the Hunting Valley Inn of Gaines.
McELWAIN, Rev. William M., age 56 of 79 St. James St., Mansfield unexpectedly Sunday, April 29, 1973 in his church study shortly before church services. Calling hours will be Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church in Mansfield. Funeral there Wednesday at 1 p.m. Rev. Robert Cocks, General Presbyter and Rev. Robert Allen, Moderator of the Northumberland Presbytery officiating. Burial in Middle Octoraro Church Cemetery, Quarryville, Pa. In lieu of flowers, family requests that friends who wish make donations to the Heart Fund of the Mansfield Presbyterian Church. Survived by wife, Janet Eckman McElwain; one son, Thomas of Baltimore, Md.; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Beverly) Rogers, S. Williamsport, Pa.; Patrice, at home; two grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Leah McElwain, Christiana, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Bernard (Catherine) Jackson of Christiana, RD 1, Pa. He was a member of the Northumberland Presbytery and Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield for 15 years. He was born February 2, 1917 in Christiana, Pa. He was the son of Madison and Leah Lantz McElwain. Arrangements by Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield.
MENKEN, Frederick G., age 77, of Star Route, Germania, Pa., Friday, November 24, 1972 at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Collins Funeral Home, Galeton. Funeral services there Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. Robert Danielson. Burial in the Germania Cemetery. HE is survived by his wife, Florence; two sons, Richard and Ralph of Germania; two daughters, Mrs. Marion Beacher of Germania, Mrs. Dorothy Ebersole of Galeton; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Lucy Traub of Galeton, Mrs. Ethel Murray, Canandaigua, N.Y., Mrs. Matilda Stamm of Rochester, N.Y.; brothers, Oliver of Buffalo, N.Y., Howard of Tonawanda, N.Y., Theodore of Germania RD. He was a veteran of World War I and a retired farmer.
(Hand written on this article – Tues. 19 June 1973)ef.
Athens Man Jumps to Death off River Bridge
Purl MERITHEW of S. Main St., Athens, a retired Ingersoll-Rand employee, jumped to his death from the Susquehanna St. bridge in Athens shortly after 1 o’clock this afternoon. According to two men who witnessed the suicide leap while fishing, Mr. Merithew took off his cap and jacket, climbed the bridge railing and said "call the cops, I’m going to jump". He then went over the side of the bridge. The two men were identified as Frank E. Mosier, Jr. of Wildwood and Charles Juda of Athens. The body was recovered by Athens Fire Department Rescue Squad members near Hopkins St. in Athens about 20 minutes after he jumped. Bradford County Coroner Gordon Farr was notified by the Athens Police Department and went to the scene and ruled the death as suicide. He ordered the body taken to the Robert Packer Hospital.
MICHAEL, John E., age 84, of 50 Mann St., Mansfield, Pa., Tuesday, November 28, 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Friends may call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, (formerly Shaw & Robena Funeral Home) Mansfield, Pa., Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cotteral Funeral Home, Freeland, Pa. Funeral Friday at 11 a.m. at the Cotteral Funeral Home, Freeland, Pa., the Rev. Ralph Witmer officiating. Burial St. John Cemetery, Conyngham, Luzerne County, Pa. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Brace of Mansfield, Pa, three grandchildren; three great-granddaughters, one brother Arthur Michael of Toms River, N. J., six sisters, Mrs. Bernice Vannauker of Alliquippa, Pa., Mrs. Pearl Probert of Freeland, Pa., Mrs. Eva Brueningsen of Hazelton, Pa., Mrs. Rachel Mohan of Freeland, Pa., Mrs. Helen Ferguson of Montoursville, Pa. He was a retired steam fitter. He was born July 6, 1888 in Pittston, Pa.
Mrs. Maria TAYLOR, Mrs. Maria Mielert Taylor, age 81, of Ralston. died Saturday afternoon, July 7, 1979 at Divine Providence Hospital, after an extended illness. She was born in Ralston on Sept. 13, 1897, a daughter of Frederick and Veronica Von Schleising Mielert. She was a member of the Ralston United Methodist Church and a member of the Kings Daughter Sunday School class. Mrs. Taylor was the widow of Clifford F. Taylor who died in December, 1964. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Elizart Prang of Hershey, Mrs. Clara Smith of Boone Health Care Center, Millville, and Mrs. Grace Moran of Boca Raton, Fla.; two nieces and one nephew. Funeral services were held at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Barner, her pastor, officiating. Burial was in Ralston Cemetery.
MILLER, J. Eldon, of RD Ulysses, Pa., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1973 in Coudersport, Pa. Friends may call Friday evening 7 to 9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses. Funeral there Saturday at 1 p.m., the Rev., Lowell Watkins. Burial Bills Cemetery. Survived by Brothers, Gaylord of Ulysses, Gordon of Hallsport, N.Y., sisters, Mrs. Lytle Church and Mrs. Clair Church of Knoxville, Pa., Mrs. Wayne Smith of Whitneyville, Pa., Mrs. Don Hamlin of Wellsville, N.Y.
MILLIREN, Max Word has been received here of the death Friday, in Seaford, Del. of Max Milliren, formerly of Mansfield. Mr. Milliren, who was principal of the Seaford High School, was a mathematics teacher at Mansfield for 9 years, coming to the school here in September of 1948 and going to Seaford in 1957. Surviving are his wife, Rachel and twins, Patricia Milliren with the National Park Service and currently in post-graduate study in Chicago and Michael, a medical student at the University of North Carolina. Funeral services were held Monday in Salisbury, Md. Mr. Milliren would have been 61 years of age on April 9. (hand written on the following article – Jan. 18, 1971)ef.
MITCHELL, William Herbert, age 64, of RD 2, Mansfield, died Monday, January 1, 1973. Funeral services were held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Doylestown. Burial was in Forest Grove Cemetery, Forest Grove, Pa. HE is survived by wife, Anna Mary Heston Mitchell; three sons, William J. of Gilbertsville, Pa., George S. Mitchell of Pottstown, Pa., Owen F. Mitchell of Royersford, Pa.; daughter, Mrs. Shirley Swavely of Mansfield; five brothers, five sisters; and eight grandchildren. He was a member of the Pioneer Wranglers Riding Club of Mosherville, Pa. and the Trail Dusters club of Canton, Pa.
MIX, John C. (Pat), 67, of Tracy, Cal. Died Wednesday evening in the San Joaquin Hospital following an extended illness. (hand written on this article - 18 June 1971)ef. Born in Willseyville, N.Y., he was the son of the late Arthur and Jennie M. Drake Mix. He resided in Waverly until the early 1930’s when he moved to Syracuse. He has resided in California for the past 25 years and was employed by the Southern Pacific Railroad as a conductor until his retirement six years ago. He was a member of the Tracy Masonic Order and the First Baptist Church there. He is survived by one brother, Jesse L. Mix of Waverly and one niece, Mrs. Phyllis Schillinger of Springville, Pa., three great nephews, five great nieces and four cousins. Masonic funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock at the Hotchkiss Funeral Home, Tracy, and burial will be in the Tracy Cemetery.
Woodhull -- Minnie M. VANDERBERG, wife of George Vanderberg of Woodhull, R.D. 1, died at Corning Hospital on Thursday, October 11th, 1973. Born in Mercer County, Pa. she was the daughter of Nathan and Bessie (Brest) Moore. She was employed several years ago as a welder at the Bell Aircraft Plant at Buffalo, N.Y. and had resided in Buffalo and Corning before retiring at Woodhull. Besides he husband, she is survived by two sons, Robert W. Miller of Buffalo, William R. Vanderberg of Reston, Va. Also surviving are two brothers, Frank Kelsey of Groton, N.Y., and Harry Kelsey also of Groton; two sisters, Mrs. Ina Little of Cortland, N.Y. and Mrs. Isabelle Bouton of R.D. 3, Addison, N.Y.; two half-brothers, Roger and Burdette Simons of Cortland; a half sister, Mrs. Doris Jenkins of Richmond, Missouri; a step-brother, Sam Kelsey of Hornell; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was taken to the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull. Funeral services were conducted there 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Thomas C. Welch , Jr. officiated and burial was in Woodhull Cemetery.
MORASH, Robert L. of North Towanda Pa., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1974. Friends may call at the Archer-McCloskey Funeral Home, 108 Chestnut Street, Towanda, Pa., Friday, 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Masonic Services Friday evening at the Funeral Home. Funeral will be Saturday, 11 a.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church, The Rev. Zafferis Jeffry, Rector of the Chruch officiating. Burial, incomplete. Survived by wife, Lula Morash of North Towanda; one sister, Mrs. Harris (Feam) Gates, Darthmouth, Nova Scotia; several nieces and nephews. He was a Service Station operator for 28 years, retiring this past year. He was a member of the Towanda I.O.O.F., Towanda Chapter 108 Free and Accepted Mason.
MORGAN, Ward, 80, of Nichols, New York. Friends may call at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Funeral Chapel. Burial Nichols Cemetery, Rev. Montague White officiating. Survived by wife, Katharyn Westfall Morgan of Nichols; son, John H. Morgan of Tioga Center; daughter, Mrs. Carl (Betty) Pillard, Addison, New York; 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Nichols Presbyterian
MOSCH, Otto C., age 85, of 80 Main St., Galeton, Pa., Tuesday, may 23, 1972 after a lengthy illness. Friends may call at the Collins Funeral Home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday 11 a.m. at the Galeton Presbyterian Church, Rev. Donald Austin. Burial in the West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Masonic service Thursday 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund. Survived by four sons, Dr. Herman Mosch, M.D. of Coudersport, Pa., Dr. John Mosch, D.D.S. of Waterbury, Conn., Dr. George Mosch, M.D. of Coudersport, Dr. Paul Mosch, D.D.S. of Coudersport; four daughters, Mrs. Verna Faulkner of Jappatown, Md., Mrs. Louetta Reinesall of Erie, Pa., Mrs. Evelyn Colcord of Greenville, N.C., Mrs. Donavieve Vaughn of Erie; one sister, Mrs. Emma Gressel of Galeton, 25 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Mr. Mosch was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Galeton, a member of Masonic Lodge No. 693, a member of the Coudersport Consistory Blue Lodge of which he was Past Commander and Past Master. He was Past High Priest of the Royal Arch Mason and a member of the York Cross of Honor. He was past Thrice Illustrious Master of Royal and Select Masters. Mr. Mosch was a charter member of the Coudersport Council No. 63 and past Commander of the Coudersport commandery No. 69. He received a citation by the President in both wars as Home Guard, and he was one of the original founders of the Galeton Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Mosch was superintendent of the Presbyterian Sunday school for 25 years and a Red Cross chairman for a number of years. He was also a retired merchant after 50 years in business.
MUCHA, Stanley (Mooha), age 81, of Mildred, Pa., Monday June 11, 1973. Friends may call at the Tubach Funeral Home, Dushore, Pa., Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 8:45 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Francis of Assissi Church, Mildred, Pa. Survived by wife, Mrs. Anna Mucha; daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Helen) Piasecki of Elmira Heights, Mrs. Peter (Stella) Patros of Elmira, Mrs. Stanley (Frances) Pastusic of Mildred, Mrs. Gerald (Alice) Kaier of Dushore, Mrs. George (Josephine) Klem of Dushore, Miss Teresa Mucha of Castle Creek, N.Y.; sons, William Mooha of Horseheads and Frank Mucha of Binghamton; 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.
ARTICLE FROM THE ELMIRA DAILY GAZETTE AND FREE PRESS - MAY 20, 1899
HERMIT NELSON PASSES AWAY
The Old Man’s Death Occurred Last Night At The County House --- David Nelson in His Younger Days Was a Well-to-Do Man, But a Disappointment in Love Caused Him to Shun His Fellowmen ---Death last night visited the county house at Breesport and took away the spirit of "Hermit" David Nelson, a man almost without friends, without wordly goods and without ambition. David Nelson was a man with a history. He was naturally bright, keen and of good judgment but years before his death he became a degenerate from sheer shiftlessness and desire. David Nelson was born near Newfield, Tompkins county, seventy-two years ago and was brought up amid pleasant surroundings. He was fairly well educated, had a good home, dressed well and was regarded as a coming man. In fact he was better off in this world’s goods than many men who today are regarded as the county’s best residents. Nelson owned a team, a threshing machine, and took a number of lumber contracts. Two years before his death he was taken to the county house to end his days, his life having proved a failure. Nelson had a past which is shrouded in mystery. It was evident that he was disappointed in love for he became a hermit in after years, avoided the society of women and lived alone in squalor and fifth with his cattle and swine, who were his only companions. About two years ago Nelson came into considerable notoriety in this city. He lived alone on a little farm up the Latin (?) Brook road and kept a cow or two, an old rackabones of a horse and several pigs. He came to this city often gathering swill, returning often late at night, as he was considerable of a night hawk. On one of his trips to the city the Humane society interfered and caused his horse to be killed. The animal was in wretched condition due to overwork and lack of food and care and it was deemed best by the society to kill the beast. Nelson objected strongly to this course of procedure and public sympathy was extended to him, not because the horse was not better off dead, but because of the unfortunate condition of the man. A collection was taken up and a considerable sum toward the purchase of another animal was given the old man. Dr. F. H. Flood, president of the Humane society, interested himself in the case and visited Nelson at his home on more than one occasion. Nelson’s home, if such it could be called, was scarcely fit for the habitation of animals, much less a human being. The swine and cattle had access to the house and roamed about the floors at will. A few old dishes and boxes, together with an old stove, comprised the furniture and there were often times when the old man had nothing to eat, neither did his animals. Finally, as might have been expected, filth and neglect brought on disease and the neighbors refused to harbor the old man. He was removed to the county house at Breesport over a year ago, although he strongly objected to such a proceeding. Arrived there he was very tractable and made little trouble for the other inmates. Nelson was a shrewd, well read man and could put up a convincing argument on politics. Oftentimes has Superintendent Van Duzer visited the county house and found the old man engaged in an animated political argument with some other inmate of the place. About thirty days before the fall election Nelson left the county house, long enough it will be noted to gain a residence in another district. He voted and two months later was taken back to the institution where he died about 8 o’clock last night. Nelson has relatives in Newfield and is said to have a brother in California. That brother was in Breesport some time ago but made no arrangements for caring for the old man’s remains in the event of death. Superintendent Van Duzer has notified the relatives in Newfield but it is not known as yet what disposition will be made of the remains. Death was due to dropsy and general debility.
NEWCOMB, Raymond J., age 72, of 110 Grove St. Wednesday, December 12, 1973 unexpectedly at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends may call McCarthy Funeral Home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Friday from the funeral home. Mass of the Ressurrection at St. Mary’s Church at 8 a.m. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Baltimore, Md., Friday. He is survived by his wife, Florence H. (Collins) Newcomb; two sons, William L. Newcomb, Woodbine, Md., M. Thomas Newcomb, Baltimore, Md.; step-sons, Robert F. Brady of Rochester, Jack T. Brady, Elmira; sister, Miss Mary W. Newcomb, Elmira. He was a retired accountant, native of Elmira, residing for many years in Baltimore before his retirement. Past president of the Cantonsville, Maryland Lions Club and a communicant of St. Mary’s Church.
NEWHAUSE, Frank, age 83, of 112 ½ Broadway Montour Falls, unexpectedly today Wednesday Sept. 19, 1973. Friends may call at the Brown Funeral Home, Watkins Glen, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. the Rev. Ronald J. Stuart. Funeral will be held at Glenn Baptist Church Watkins Glen Saturday 11 a.m. Interment in Montour Falls Cemetery. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. Kenneth Dillon of Montour Falls and Mrs. Ethel Smith of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one brother, Thomas Newhause of Brooklyn; sister, Mrs. Henrietta Mohrmann of New York City; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Newhause was a member of A.A.R.P. and the Glen Baptist Church of Watkins Glen. He was a retired employee of Rockwell Manufacturing Co. of Farmingdale, L.I.
NEWTH, G. Paul, age 61, of 125 W. Washington St., Bath, N.Y. Monday, Dec. 10, 1973. Friends may call at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home, Bath, N.Y. Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral at the Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Wendel Minnigh officiating. Burial Nondaga Cemetery, Bath, N.Y. Survived by wife, Jane Dudley Newth; daughter, Miss Kathy Newth of New York City; son, George Newth of Alfred University; sister, Mrs. Silvia Sharp of Bath; 3 nieces. He was a member of United Methodist Church, Bath, N.Y. Recently retired from Post Office in Bath where he was the Office in Charge. He was a World War II Veteran, member of Steuben Lodge F & AM No. 112 of Bath, N.Y., Bath Grange, Charles E. Wescott American Legion Post.
NICHOLAS, Joseph R., age 81, of Mansfield, Penna., formerly of 430 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport, Penna. Sunday, April 9, 1972. Friends are invited to call at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there Wednesday at 1 p.m., Rev. William McElwain, burial in Montoursville Cemetery. Survived by son, Robert W. of Mansfield RD 1; daughters, Mrs. Margaret E. Smith of Hepburnville, Penna., Mrs. Ethel L. Kirchmer of Upper Marlborough, Maryland; sister, Mrs. Sophia J. Nicholas of Easton, Penna.; brother, Lewis F. Nicholas of Bangor, Penna.; three grandchildren. Mr. Nicholas was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Mansfield and a retired poultry farmer.
NICHOLS, Ithel J., age 75, of Windham Township, Penna., (RD2, Nichols, N.Y.), Saturday, March 10, 1973. Friends may call at Sutfin Funeral Chapel Nichols, N.Y. Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Daniel Evans, burial Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, N.Y. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ellen Merrill Nichols of Windham Center, Penna.; daughters, Mrs. Meridith (Shirley) Wheelock of RD 1, Elmira, Mrs. Clarence (Doris) Claypool, Athens, RD 2, Mrs. Jack (Connie) Baker of Wellsburg, N.Y., Mrs. Harry (Pennie) Allen of Rome, Penna., the late Ardra Jeanne Nichols; brothers Kenneth Nichols of Barton, N.Y., Henry Nichols of Sacramento, California; sisters, Mrs. Bola Barner of Owego, N.Y., Mrs. Robert (Muriel) Warden of Johnson City, N.Y., Mrs. William (Ann) Avery of Endicott, N.Y., Mrs. Delos (Kathryn) Goble of Nichols, N.Y., Mrs. Harold (Wilma) Wheeler of Palatine Bridge, N.Y., Mrs. Clair (Marjorie) Ives of Sacramento, California; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a former employee of the Bendix Corp. in Elmira and a retired farmer.
NIKULICH, Harry, Jr., 54, of 705 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, died en route to Arnot-Ogden Hospital yesterday, Aug. 1, 1973, following a heart attack at Ward-LaFrance of Elmira, where he has been employed as a machinist for 21 years. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., the son of Harry Sr. and Anna Nikulich, he lived most of his life in Sayre, where he was a member of the Church of the Epiphany.During World War II he served with the U. S. Army in both the African and European Theaters. He is survived by his wife, the former Christine Cardella, his daughter Gloria and his son, Harry A., all at home; three brothers, Andrew of Painted Post, John of Elmira, and Steve of Wellsburg RD; one aunt, Mary Petruskia of Yonkers, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, tonight from 8 to 10 o’clock, and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 9 a.m. and at the Church of the Epiphany at 9:30 a.m. where a High Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by Msgr. Bernard Grogan. Burial will be in the St. James Cemetery, Waverly. A Biblical wake service "I Shall See God", will be held at the funeral home Friday at 8 p.m.
NOURSE, Edwin, age 71, of Mecklenburg, N.Y., at Schuyler County Hospital Monday, October 1, 1973. Friends may call at the Ness Funeral Home Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ford Crippen. Interment Grove Cemetery, Trumansburg. Members of the Fire Company will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Fire House and then proceed to the funeral home. Survived by Emma; two daughters, Mrs. Elise Mathews of Horseheads and Mrs. Ruth Johnson of San Bernadino, California; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Nourse was charter member of the Mecklenburg Fire Co. and a retired employee of National Cash Register Co., Ithaca, N.Y.
NULL – Services were held here Tuesday for Daniel L. Null, 62, of 1206 Rural Avenue, who was pronounced dead on arrival at Williamsport Hospital Sunday, July 1, 1973. Surviving are two brothers, Woodrow W., of Waco, Tex., and George W., with whom he lived; and six sisters, Mrs. Evelyn R. Jolin, of Cogan Station, RD 2, Mrs. Esther M. Hotchkiss, and Mrs. Thelma S. Hendricks, both of this city, Mrs. Genevience D. Dauber, of Linden RD 1, Mrs. Mildred A. Scruggs, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Mrs. Anna L. Yoder, of Trout Run RD 1. Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery.
NYQUIST, Arvid, age 91, of 96 Pine St. in Galeton, Pa. Tuesday August 28, 1973 at the Mapleview Rest Home, Coudersport, Pa. Friends may call at the Brown Funeral Home, Galeton, Pa., Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Friday 11 a.m. in St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Rev. H. Robert Jewell of Coudersport officiating. Burial in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Hildur Bender of Buffalo, N.Y.; two sons, Ernest of Kenmore, N.Y. and Arthur of Monrovia, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Marie Gustafson of West Alice, Wis.; one brother, Frederick Nyquist of Sweden; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. One son, Arvid Wilfred Nyquist, preceded him in death. He was a member of the St. Pauls Lutheran Church and a retired railroad inspector for B & O Railroad.
ORCUTT, 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.
OSMAN, James – Word has been received here of the death of James Osman, 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.
OUTMAN, 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 Memeorial Fund or any of their choice. Survived by brothers, Carl; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Hazel Outman and Mrs. Ray Outman; three nieces and one nephew; several grand nieces 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.
PARDEE FLORENCE MAHNKE
Mrs. John (Florence), age 83, of Troy, Pa., Friday, July 28, 1972 after a brief illness. Friends may call at the Halstead Funeral Home, 19 N. Main St. Manchester, N.Y. Monday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial in North Farmington, N.Y. Cemetery. Survived by sons, Edward of Prattsburg, William of Troy, Frank of Mainesburg, Harry of Corning; daughters, Mrs. Mary DeVore of Cheshire, N.Y., Mrs. Emma Buck of Painted Post, Mrs. Bertha Burns of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Mrs. Mildred Gulick of Rock Taven, N.Y., Mrs. Hazel Stroehauser of Perrysburg, N.Y., and Mrs. Lillian Higbee of Palmyra, N.Y.; brother, Harry Pardee of Corning; 37 grandchildren, many great grandchildren.
PARRY, William 92, a former employee of the federal government in Washington, D.C. died Sunday (October 27, 1972) in Springfield, Mo. Born in Morris Run, Mr. Parry started work with the Nave Department in 1906. He then worked for many years as an administrative assistant in the weights and measures division of the National Bureau of Standards. During the 1930’s, he was with the Public Works Administration in Charleston, W. Va., and Chicago. He returned to Washington to work for the Post Office Department and then for the Interior Department, from which he retired 30 years ago. Mr. Parry graduated from George Washington University and held a law degree from the National Law School. He was a member of St. David’s Welsh Society, Christ Church of Washington and the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Assemble of God. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lyman Richardson of Greenville, S.C., Mrs. Alfred Tucker, of Houghton, N.Y., and Eleanor Parry, of Springfield, Mo., seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
PAUTZ, Louis Edward Age 38 of Greenfield, Mass., formerly of Doty Hill, Pa., Sunday September 9, 1973. The body will be removed to the Olthof Funeral Home. Arrangements incomplete.
PELLAGRINO ELEANOR (NORA) MARTUCCI
Eleanor (Nora), age 64, of 9 River St., Galeton, Penna., suddenly Thursday, July 26, 1973. Friends may call at the Collins Funeral Home, Galeton, Penna., Saturday 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. at St. Bibians Church, Rev. Herbert Gloekler, officiating, burial West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Recitation of the Rosary Sunday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Survived by sons, Daniel Martucci of Oxon Hill, Maryland, Pascal Martucci of Galeton, Penna.; six grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Mary Cimino of Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Angeline Lagona of Rochester, Mrs. Connie Silka of Union City, Penna., Mrs. Rose Seckle of Mansfield, Ohio, Miss Betty Pellegrino of San Francisco, California; brothers, Peter Pellagrino of Port Allegany, Penna., Frank Pellegrino of Kingswood, W. Virginia; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Bibians Church and the Coudersport Lodge Catholic Daughters of America. She was the widow of Daniel Martucci.
PEOPLES, Ellsworth H. (Tink) Age 56, of 1839 Lincoln Drive, Montoursville, Pa., Tuesday, August 1, 1972. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Spitler’s, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with the Rev. Everett W. Bixler officiating. Burial Montoursville Cemetery. Survived by wife, the former Elaine Clark; two sons, Lewis E. serving with the Army in Germany, Artley E. at home, daughters, misses Pansy M. and Rebeckah E. both at home; mother, Mrs. Bertha Stroher of Wellsboro; brother, William A. Peoples of Elkland RD 1; two sisters, Mrs. James Kriner and Mrs. Carson Kimball both of Wellsboro; grandmother, Mrs. Emma Cook of Commodore, Indiana County. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and a member of the Lycoming County Consolidated Sportsmen.
PERO, Rev. Addison E. of 3201 Deery St. Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, April 18, 1973. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Survived by wife, Gladys Dreher Pero; son, David A. Pero of Ivyland, Pa.; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Winifred) Miller of Erin, N.Y., Mrs. George (Grace) Spinks of Pittsfield, Pa.; step-daughter, Mrs. James (Betty) Hoffman of Harrisburg, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; two step grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. He was a retired Baptist minister, having filled the pulpit in local churches.
PHILLIPS, Norris H.
Norris H. Phillips, 83, of Bacon Street, formerly of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Tuesday June 5, 1973, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born June 19, 1899 in Wellsboro, a son of Dean and Edith Grosjean Phillips. He was a retired engineer. Mr. Phillips was a member of the St. Petersburg United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Dean, in Brazil, and three grandchildren. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tussey’s 139 Main Street. Burial was in Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Binghamton, N.Y. The Rev. William A. Snyder, pastor of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, officiated.
POTTER, Harold G. Age 71 of Ulysses, Pa., Sunday, September 3, 1972, in Coudersport. Body is at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, where friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 1 p.m. Burial in Raymond Cemetery. Survived by wife, Helen A Potter; sons William G., at home; Harold G. of Sabinsville, Pal and Howard F. of Ulysses, Pa.; one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Jane) Gill of RD Westfield, Pa.; two brothers, Frank of Bradford, Pa. and C. Gordon of RD Ulysses, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Nina Easton of Perry, N.Y. and Mrs. Lee (Myrtle) Miller of St. Cloud, Fla.; seven grandchildren. Mr. Potter was a member of the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Dept.
POTTER, Joel W. 85 of Woodhull, R.D. 1, died at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, N.Y., Thursday, October 11th, 1973, after being a patient there for 2 ½ weeks. Born in Rathbone Township, New York on August 12, 1888, he was the son of Walgridge and Samantha (Wilson) Potter. He was a farmer in the town of Rathbone most of his life; he homesteaded in Canada during his youth. He was a member of the Hedgesville Presbyterian Church, and also attended the former Woodhull Academy. He is survived by his wife, the former Estella Sellick, whom he married December 25, 1908. Also surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs. Gladys Sherwood of R.D. 3 Addison, N.Y.; sisters, Miss Josephine Potter and Mrs. Hazel Costley, both of Addison, R.D. 3; 6 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull, where friends called Friday and Saturday and where funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Irvin Kelley, former pastor of the Hedgesville Presbyterian Church, officiated and burial was in Woodhull Cemetery.
QUIGLEY -LANDON, Mrs. Fred C., of Johnson City, formerly of East Athens, died Thursday, June 24, 1971 at the Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City following a short illness. Mrs. Landon had resided in Johnson City for more than 50 years. Born Feb. 20, 1883 in Rome, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Marion Drake Quigley. Surviving are a son, Clarence Landon of Binghamton; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Heffner of Aptos, Calif.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bernice Brink of Athens RD 2, and Miss Bess Quigley of Clearwater, Fla.; a niece, Mrs. Alton Fliker of Raleigh, NC. Friends may call at the J. F. Rice Funeral Home, 150 Main St., Johnson City, Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funereal home Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Danby, NY.
RIBBLE, Arthur, 36 of Woodhull, N.Y., died Wednesday, April 26, 1972 at the Steuben County Infirmary after a lengthy illness. Born in Canisteo, N.Y. December 13, 1935, he was the son of Herbert and Clarabelle Updike Ribble. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Clarabelle Ribble of Woodhull; three brothers, Andrew J Ribble of Jasper N.Y., Ephraim Ribble of Penn Yan, N.Y., and Kenneth Ribble of Elmira, N.Y.; one sister, Mrs. Doris Krise of R.D. 2, Woodhull, three half brothers, Harold Van Treese of Ulysses, Elmer Van Treese of Elmira, and Floyd Van Treese of Millerton; two half sisters, Mrs. Edna Wood of Canisteo, N.Y. and Mary Van Treese of Woodhull. The body was taken to the H. P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull where friends called Thursday evening and Friday afternoon and evening. Funeral services were held there Saturday at 3 o’clock, with the Rev. David Gilbert, officiating. Committal was made at Elk Creek Cemetery, town of Borden.
ROE, Frederick 42, of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, brother of Bernard Roe of Nelson, died on Monday, May 22nd, 1972, in Jacksonville Beach. He was a retired Machinist Mate CS from the U.S. Navy. A military funeral was held this afternoon, Thursday, in Jacksonville Beach. In addition to Mr. Roe’s brother at Nelson, he is survived by his wife and three children at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Ives of Bolivar, N.Y. and Florida; sisters, Mrs. (James) Grace Watkins of Bolivar, N.Y., Marion Wilson of St. Johns, Michigan, Doris Bancroft and Eleanor Stewart, both of Flint, Michigan.
ROOT BEATRICE SHOEMAKER
Mrs. Beatrice A. Shoemaker, 65, of Morris died Wed. July 4, 1973 in Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. She was the widow of Emory Shoemaker. She was born Oct. 15, 1907 in Mehoopany, a daughter of Fred and Harriet Keller Root. She was a member of the Morris United Methodist Church. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs Kenneth Kriner of Liberty, Mrs Joseph Davis of Blossburg, Mrs Norman Davis of Wellsboro RD 1, Mrs David Vanorder of Harrisburg and Mrs. John Reese of Wellsboro RD 2, a son, John Thornton Shoemaker of Elmira; a sister Mrs Robert Hubbard of North Branch, NY; 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday at Tussey’s, 139 Main St. Wellsboro. Burial was in Montoursville Cemetery. The Rev. Perry Shoemaker, her pastor, officiated.
RUDE FLORENCE E. LOWREY
Mrs. Florence E., wife of William Henry Lowrey or RD3, Dyke Road, Corning, NY, died at the Corning Hospital on Friday morning, June 16th, 1972 after a long illness. She was the sister of MRs. Lena Harkenrider of Osceola. Born in the town of Troupsburg, November 30, 1909, she was the daughter of Frederick and Lena Mutch Rude. She was a file clerk in Ingersoll-Rand Company in Painted Post until ill health forced her retirement this past February. She attended Troupsburg High School and had resided in the towns of Troupsburg and Woodhull prior to moving to the Corning area. In addition thy her sister of Osceola, she is survived by her husband; William Henry Lowrey; son, Ronaly Lowrey of Rochester, NY; daughter, Mrs. Rosalie Twist of R.D.3, Corning, NY; mother Mr. Lena Rude of R.D.2, Woodhull; brothers, Harold Rude of Leroy, NY, Frederick and Elwood Rude both of Woodhull, RD2, Murray Rude of Glendenning Road, R.D.1, Painted Post; sisters, Mrs. Ethel Wood of R.D.2 Woodhull and Mrs. Jacqueline Schmidt of Middlesex Road, Rochester, NY and eight grandchildren. The body was taken to the H. P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull where funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday. The Rev. David Gilbert, pastor of the Troupsburg Baptist Church, officiated and burial was made in Mr. Hope Cemetery, town of Troupsburg.
RUKGABER, Phillip E. Age 77, of 100 First St. Galeton, Pa., Monday, September 4, 1972 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. Friends may call at the Collins Funeral Home Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Thursday at 2 pm. The Rev Shaffer. Burial West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Masonic Service Wednesday evening at 8 pm. at the funeral home. Survived by wife, Minerva Welfanger Rukgaber and son, Wesley of Galeton, two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Leipold of East Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Joyce Osgood of Galeton; two sisters, Mrs. Leah Connelly of Galeton, Mrs. Sadie Kambertz of Horseheads, N.Y.; brother Harold Rukgaber, Bradenstan, Florida; eight grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Rukgaber was a retired Postal employee, member of the Galeton United Methodist Church, Galeton Masonic Lodge, Coudersport, Consistery, VFW, The Loyal Order of Moose.
Miss Frances Schipbanker; age 71, of Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield, died Friday, May 25, 1973 the Hash Convalescent Home. Funeral arrangements by the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro. The body was sent to Medical Center, Syracuse, NY for scientific research. Arrangements by Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro.
She was a graduate of Syracuse University and taught art in Niagara Falls, NY, Mansfield and Beacon, NY for many years. A sister, Miss Elinor Schipbanker, of Wellsboro and several cousins survive her. She was a member of the New York State Retired Teacher’s Assoc. Prayer service was held in the Episcopal Church, Mansfield at 11:00 p.m. May 27th.
MARTIN L. SCOTT
Martin L. Scott of New York City died Monday, July 16,1973 after a short illness. He was 70 years old. Mr Scott was a nephew of the late Mrs. Jospeh H. Williams had many visits in Wellsboro over the years. Mr Scott was a graduate of St. Paul’s School, Concord NH and Yale University. Mr Scott was versatile businessman whose career included service for the U.S. Government during World War II and in Korea, Wall Street and the Insurance industry. He was the son of the late Charles Scott of Cleveland, OH and Belle Leibling Scott of New York. His survivors include his wife Rita of New York and two daughters, Linda and Sheila and his cousin, George C. Williams. Internment services will be held in Erie, PA Cemetery on Friday July 20, 1973
Word was received in Blossburg of the death of Richard Shaffer, 22, of Townsend, MD. Who died July 20, 1973 at a medical center in Wilmington, Delaware. Richard was seriously injured July 1, while surfing in the ocean and after hitting a sand bar, he was paralyzed from his neck down. Born in Blossburg, he was the son of Donald and Alberta Issacson Shaffer. He was employed as a surveyor. He is survived by his parents, Mr and Mrs Donald Shaffer of Port Allegheny, a sister Gail, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Hilda Issacson and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews in the Blossburg area.Funeral services were held July 23rd in Port Allegheny with burial there.
Word was received in Blossburg on Monday of the death of Miss Pauline Shedlawski age 21 of Forty Forts, PA. She was born in Forty Forts, May 14, 1952 the daughter of Mrs. Mary Catherine Boinski Shedlawski and the late Dr. Joseph Shedlawski. Miss Shedlawski died at the Mercy Hospital in Wilkes-Barre. She is survived by her mother at home, a brother, Joseph a student at Bucknell and her maternal grandmother, Mrs Helen Boinski of Riverside Park, Blossburg.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, May 2nd at the St. Mary’s Church in Swoyersville at 9:30 a.m. Burial in the family plot Plains, PA. Attending the funeral from Blossburg were: Mrs. Boinski, Mr and Mrs. Casmir Manikowski and son Michael, and Mrs and Mrs. Anthony Lupkowski and daughter Ann and son Peter. Mrs. Mary Rudneski, Mr and Mrs Donald Boinski, Mr and Mrs Francis Boinski. Mrs. Mary Catherine Shedlawski is a former resident of Blossburg and former nurse at Blossburg State Hospital.
SLAGLE II, ROBERT G.
Robert G. Slagle II, 21, of Spring Grove, RD 1 was killed Sunday at 2 a.m. in a car crash seven miles east of Wellsboro in Shippen Township on Rt. 6.Mansfield state police said Mr. Slagle apparently walked several hundred feet east of the crash scene where he was found. Mr Slagle was pronounced dead of a fractured skull at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital of Wellsboro by Tioga County Coroner Harry Williams. The Wellsboro Fireman’s Association transported Mr. Slagle from the scene to the hospital. Police said Mr. Slagle ‘s auto was westbound on Rt. 6 when he lost control, skidded off the north berm and struck an embankment.
SMITH, ROBERT JAY
Infant son of Richard and Betty Teeter Smith of Covington, Saturday, Nov. 3, 1973 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In addition to his parents survived by one sister, Sherry Lynn one brother James Daniel both at home; maternal grandmother Marie Rowe, Covington, PA, maternal grandfather Mr. Ivan Teeter of Corning
SISTER M. ROSALITA SMITH
Sister M. Rosalita Smith of Marian Convent, Scranton, PA, formerly of Dushore, PA. died Saturday, Nov. 24, 1973 . Burial in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Scranton, Monday Nov. 26,1973.Survived by two sisters, Elizabeth and Rose Smith of Elmira; nieces and nephews of Schoharie, NY, Schenectady and Elmira; sister-in-law Mrs. Ann Smith of Elmira.
SPARLING CLARA LAMPHIER
Clara S., age 79, of Mansfield, RD 1, died Sunday, April 29, 1973 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. The funeral at Kuhl’s Funeral Home, Mansfield was held Wednesday morning with the Rev. Richard Brenneman officiating. Burial in Whitesville Cemetery, Whitesville, NY. She is survived by one brother, Leonard Sparling, Painted Post and several nieces and nephews. She was born June 2, 1893 in Richmond Township. She was the widow of Cass Lamphier. (Hand Written in – dau. Of Stephen & Lena (Bailey) Sparling. Dad’s cousin)ef.
STEADMAN, CECIL M.
Age 81, of 60 Clinton St. Galeton, Sunday, November 4, 1973 in the Soldier’s and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. The body is at the Brown Funeral Home in Galeton where friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Daniel Meilheim. Burial in West Hill Cemetery in Galeton. Survived by two daughters, Mrs Lee (Margaret) Surdam of Galeton, Mrs Arnold (Helen) Gorg of Carter Camp, PA; one son, Joseph Steadman of painted Post, NY; ten grandchildren; great-grandchildren
TRAVER, Harold G. Age 70 of Franklin St. Lawrenceville, Pa. Monday August 13, 1973 at Arnot Ogden Hospital after a lengthy illness. Funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Lawrenceville Methodist Church. Rev. William Lusk and Rev. John Carlson officiating. Burial in Windham Cemetery, Green County, N.Y. Calling hours Tuesday at Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield from 7 yo 9 p.m. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Windham, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Mattoon Traver; one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Eleanor) Seber, Winslow, Ariz.; mother, Mrs. Millie Traver, Sharon Springs, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Finch, Cobleskill, N.Y., Mrs. Arcia Morse, Windham, N.Y.; two brothers, Howard of Hunter, N.Y., Austin of Bennington, Vt.; two grandchildren. He was a member of the Lawrenceville Lodge No. 913 I.O.O.F., member of the B.P.O.E. No. 1071, Corning and a member of the Lawrenceville Methodist Church. He was born April 28, 1903 in Rensslaerville, N.Y., the son of Charles and Millie Rivenburgh Traver.
Alfred TRESCOTT SR., MD, age 49, of Wellsboro, died Tuesday, July 17, 1979 at his home. He was born April 1, 1930 in Bloomsburg, the son of Paul B. and Stella Potts Trescott. Dr. Trescott was a radiologist at the North Penn Comprehensive Health Center, Blossburg. He was a member of the Roentgen Ray Society of North America and the board of directors of the North Penn Comprehensive Health Center. Funeral services were held last Friday with the Rev. Blair Moffett officiating.
UPDIKE, Charles, age 66 of RD 1 Bowman, Geo. Formerly of Gilett, Pa. Sunday, December 24, 1972. Survived by wife, Azalia (Sally) Updike; children, Mrs. LaRue (Clarabelle) Decker of Gillet, Mrs. Vernon (Charolette) Forsterling, L.I., Mrs. Richard (Christine) Freeman, Lawrenceville, Pa., Leon and Elton, both of Gillet, sisters, Mrs. Katherine Fowler, Glendale, Calif., Mrs. Harold (Grace) Palmer of Corning; brothers, Lynn and Glenn Updike, both of Gillet, Chestr, Elmira; several nieces and nephews; 22 grandchildren. He was a retired employe of General Electric in Elmira. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Bernard F. VALLILEE (16 Apr 1971 handwritten) 58 of 228 Longway St., Athens , died Thursday morning at the Robert Packer Hospital where he had been admitted on Monday. Born in South Waverly, he was the son of Kathryn Meehan Vallilee and the late Thomas Vallilee and had been a life-long resident of the Valley. Mr. Vallilee was self-employed in the tile fitting and floor covering business. He was a member of the St. Joseph’s Parish in Athens. Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy Kreb; his mother, Mrs. Kathryn Vallile of South Waverly; a daughter, Mrs. Ann Rogers of Athens; two sons, Thomas A. Vallilee of Athens and Bernard J. Vallilee of Waverly; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Agnes Vallilee of South Waverly, Mrs. Sylvester (Veronica) Maloney of Saddle River, N.J., and Mrs. Alousius (Betty) Armstrong of Levittown, Pa.; a brother, Robert of Syracuse. Another brother, Charles of Waverly, died Wednesday, April 7, 1971. There are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. at the Alerti Funeral Home in Sayre, with Mass of Resurrection at 9:30 inSt. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Athens. Burial will be in the St. James Cemetery, Waverly.
VANNATTER, Ricky L., age 17, of RD 2, Genesee Pa., Saturday, Jan. 5 1974 in Williamsport Hospital. Friends may call at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, Pa. Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 1 p.m., burial North Bingham Cemetery. Survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Vannatter; brother, Michael; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Joyce Vannatter of Tioga, Pa. He was a member of West Bingham Community Church and the Sophomore Class of Northern Potter High School.
John T. VANORMAN, 70, of 109 Bradford St., Sayre, a retired general car foreman for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, died early this morning at the Robert Packer Hospital following and extended illness. (?? 1971 handwritten) Born in Waverly, May 3, 1900, he had spent his early life in Niagara Falls. He had been employed by the Lehigh Railroad for 47 years retiring three years ago. Mr. VanOrman traveled extensively fo the railroad as a general car foreman. He was a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre, a member of the B.A.R.E, of Niagara River Lodge No. 785, F. and A.M. and of Waverly Moose Lodge No. 1490. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Mrs. David (JoAnne) Price of Sayre and Mrs. Philip (Margaret) Blend of Westfield, Mass.; five grandchildren ; a sister, Miss Dorothea VanOrman of Niagara Falls; three brothers, Howard and James, both of Niagara Falls and Harold of Duluth, Minn.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Kolb-Allgeier Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock at the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre. Rev. Albert Greene, rector, will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly. In lieu of flowers it has been requested that contributions be made to the Memorial Fund of the Church of the Redeemer. Waverly Moose Lodge will conduct memorial services at the funeral home Sunday at 8 p.m.
VANSKIVER, Elmer M., age 86, of RD 2, Genesee, Penn., Friday, Jan. 5, 1973 in Coudersport, Penna. Friends may call at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, Penna. Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 1 p.m., Rev. Marion Vincent, Pastor of Gold and Ulysses Baptist Churches officiating, burial in Raymond, Penna. Cemetery. Survived by brothers, Robert VanSkiver of Manchester, Kentucky, Terry VanSkiver of Elkland, Penna., and Howard VanSkiver of RD 2, Genesee, Penna.; several nieces and nephews. His wife Minnie Ellis VanSkiver preceeded him in death. He was a retired milk plant employee.
Robert E. VARGASON, 73, of Endicott RD 1, (Campville), formerly of New Albany, died unexpectedly Wednesday. He was born in Terry, Twp. May 27, 1900, son of thelate William and Laura Roberts Vargason. (Handwritten: 6 Feb 1974) He had lived in Campville for 28 years and was a retired inspector for IBM. He was a member of the Republican committee in Bradford and Tioga Counties for 47 years. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club of IBM, and one of the charter members of the Campville Fire Department. He was also a former member of the Owego School Board. Mr. Vargason is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Vargason; three sons, Jack of Titusville, Fla., Joe of Endicott, and Walter McHale of Apalachin; five sisters, Mrs. Guy (Blanche) Palmer of Johnson City, Mrs. Roscoe (Hattie) Lewis of Wyalusing, Mrs. Mila Ardon of Norwich, Mrs. Pearl Barnes of Elmira and Mrs. Allan (Hazel) Lenox of Elmira; one brother William Vargason of New Albany; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Richards Funeral Home, Owego with the Rev. Urban Cline of Binghamton officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor, N.Y.
WALLACE KATE L MONROE
Mrs. Kate L., age 90, of Sabinsville, Pa. died on Wednesday, February 6, 1974 in Wellsboro.The funeral was held Friday at the Koch Funeral Home with Rev. Clair Statham officiating. Burial White Corner Cemetery. She is survived by four sons, James of Cuba, N.Y., Roy of Buffalo, Harold of Coudersport, and Ronald of Little Marsh; four daughters, Mrs. Rena Smith and Mrs. Hector (Thelma) Tubbs, both of Boliver, N.Y., Mrs. Cleo Tubbs of Cowanesque, Mrs. Jack (Marie) Brown of Randolph, N.Y.; one brother, Curt Wallace of Merced, Calif.; 42 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.
WEBSTER MARGARET MARTIN
Margaret Webster, 65, of Harborton, Virginia, died Thursday, March 29, 1973. She was born December 29, 1907, in Wellsboro, Pa., the daughter of the late Harry E. and Leora Webster. Surviving are her husband, Gerald Lynwood Martin, Jr.; four sons, Gerald Lynwood Martin, III, Smith Kendall Martin, III, Webster Steele Martin and Harry Walter Martin; and 12 grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, Harry E. Webster, Jr., of Wellsboro, Pa., Donald Webster, of Hinsdale, Illinois, and John Webster of Paoli, Pennsylvania. Interment was at the Mount Holly Cemetery, Onancock, Virginia.
Mrs. Flora Williams VISHANOFF, 98 of Oxnard, Calif., formerly of Sayre died at the house of a son, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1971. She was the only sister of the late R.D. Williams of Sayre. Born in West Franklin, Dec. 28, 1872, she was a 1892 graduate of Sayre High School and an 1898 graduate of Syracuse University where she received the Hiram Gee Fllowship Award in fine arts for a year of study at the Colorossi Academy in Paris, France. Mrs. Vishanoff is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John (Doris) S. Duncan of Malibu; three sons, Vladimir D. Vishanoff, with whom she resided in Oxnard; Boris D. Vishanoff of Santa Barbera and Solon D. Vishanoff of Pasadena. There are five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be at Hollywood Hills Cemetery, Forest Lawn, Los Angeles.
Robert M. WILLIAMS, Sr., 67,of Jewell Trailer Park, Candor, died Friday evening, Jan. 25, 1974 at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, following a long illness. Born in Barton, July 26, 1906, the son of the late Peter and Riley Williams, he had resided in Candor for the past year and one-half. He had previously resided in Ludlowville, N.Y. Mr. Williams was a retired employee of the Cayuga Salt works at Meyers, N.Y. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Candor. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn of Candor; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Karaim of Endicott; two sons, Robert M. Williams, Jr., of Owego and Lloyd Williams of Chattahoochee, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Alberta Gowan of Waverly; two step-brothers, Ellsworth Searles of Endicott and Clarence Searles of Horseheads; 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at th e Richards Funeral Home in Owego Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at at the funeral home Monday at 2 p.m. with Pastor L.J. Tessier of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Candor, officiating. Burial will be in Smithboro Cemetery.
YORASKI LOTTIE KELLY
Mrs. Lottie (Joseph E.), 59, of Mildred, died at the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella. She was born July 19, 1917, in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of Alexander and Lottie Bodgan Yoraski. She came to Mildred after her marriage on May 22, 1937. Mrs. Kelly worked at the Weldon Manufacturing Co., Lopez, the Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory, Mildred, and most recently at the Sullcraft Manufacturing Co., Dushore, until she was injured in an automobile accident on Nov. 14, 1974, from which she never recovered. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Mildred. Mrs. Kelly is survived by her husband, Joseph, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Servatius of Syracuse, NY; one brother, Edward Yoraski of Syracuse; four sisters, Mrs. Irene O’Herko of Wilkes-Barre, Mrs. Florence Stkowsky of New Jersey, Mrs. Theresa Ray of Chicago, IL, and Mrs. Veronica Ninice of Brooklyn; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Dec. 29 from the Regina Tubach Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Basil’s Cemetery, Dushore.
? KELLOGG, Mrs. Coral D., Age 91 of Odessa, N.Y., Sundaay December 23, 1973 Friends are invited to call at the May Funeral Home, Burdett, Thursday evening 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Friday at 2 p.m. Officiating, Rev. Larry Gerber. Interment Hector Union Cemetery, Burdett. Survived by sons, Theodore of Burdett, Roland of Ithaca, N.Y., Llewelyn of Skaneateles, N.Y., Malcolm of Scotio, N.Y., sister, Mrs. Florence Wright, Elyria, Ohio. She was a member of the Burdett United Methodist Church and also a charter member of the Burdett Grange.
? LEWIS, Mrs. Marian of Roulette, Pa, on Saturday, July 8, 1972 in Part Allegheny. Friends may call Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. Burial in Raymond Cemetery. Survived by husband, George; son, Marcus of Emporium; several stepchildren.
? LOFARO, Mrs. Mary, 79, of 21 Hickory St., Waverly, died Thursday evening, Dec. 23, 1971 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tioga General Hospital where she had been a patient for three days. Born in Millanese Reggio, Italy, she came to the United States in 1914 and had resided in the Valley for 56 years. Mrs. Lofaro was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in South Waverly. Surviving are a son, Thomas J. Lafaro at home; six grandchildren; eight nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Josephine Garfield of South Waverly. Friends may call at the Barber Funeral Home, 211 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at St. John’s Catholic Church, South Waverly with Rev. James J. Kane, pastor, as the celebrant. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly. Most Holy Rosary will be recited at the funeral home Monday at 8 p.m.
? LYON, Mrs. Maude, 93, formerly of 233 Spring St., Sayre, died Monday, Jan. 21, 1974 at Troy Community Hospital following a long illness. Born in Auburn, NY, she had been a resident of Sayre for 39 years. Her husband, Newton D. Lyon died Sept. 13, 1968. Mrs. Lyon was a member of the Sayre United Methodist Church. She is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Gladys Widwick and Mrs. Irving (Gwendolyn) Canfield, both of Manchester, Conn.; a nephew, George Merritt of Auburn, NY. Friends may call at the Kolb-Allgeier Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Wednesday night from 7 to 9 o’clock. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Richard Schuster, pastor of the Sayre United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Soule Cemetery, Auburn, NY.
? MACK, Mrs. Ina Stone (Lampman), age 64, of Ulysses, Pa., Saturday, August 26, 1972 in Coudersport. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, Pa. where funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Gerald Roberts of Ulysses United Methodist Church. Ulysses Cemetery. Survived by husband, T. George; sons, Richard Lampman of Dover, N.J., Jay B., Charles E., Wilford L., Floyd H., Russell V., Dean E., and Louis W. Lampman, all of Ulysses; daughter, Mrs. Conrad (Mary Louise) Morgan of Ulysses; sisters, Mrs. Leota Murphy of Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Theresa Fisk of Pine City, N.Y., Mrs. Beatrice Van Gorden of Westfield, Pa., Mrs. LaVerna George of Newark, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren.
? MACK, Mrs. Jane, age 83, of 212 Morrison St., Dubois, Pa., Tuesday, April 11, 1972 at her home. Funeral Friday 1 p.m. in the Missionary Alliance Church, Holiday, Pa. Survived by one granddaughter, Mrs. Maureen Brown of Lincoln Park, Michigan; two great-great-granddaughters; three great-great-grandsons.
? McAVOY, Irene S. age 69, of 18 Rock Cabin Park, Montour Falls, N.Y., formerly of Phoenix, Arizona, suddenly in Baldwinsville, N.Y., Monday April 9, 1973. Funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. McAvoy will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Gates Funeral Home in Baldwinsville, N.Y. Burial at the convenience of the family. She was the widow of Angus E. McAvoy who died April 3, 1973. She is survived by a son, Clyde R. McAvoy of Rangoon, Burma; five grandchildren. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; and O.E.S. No. 685, Rochester, N.Y. Mrs. McAvoy suffered a heart attack one an a half hours before her husbands funeral services in Baldwinsville, N.Y.
? McDONALD, Mrs. Helen H., age 86, formerly of Big Flats, Thursday,
Dec. 27, 1973. Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats, Sunday
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 11 a.m., Rev. Howard Kintner
officiating, burial at the convenience of the family in Bennettsville,
N.Y. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Wood of Horseheads, Mrs. Thelma
Pickering of Bear, Delaware; sons, Morris Carson of Horseheads, Leroy Carson
of Montour Falls, Lawrence McDonald of Orlando, Florida, Carlos McDonald
of Big Flats; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was a member
of the Big Flats Baptist Church.
(hand written on the next article – paper Jan. 30, 1971)ef.
? McKNIGHT, Mary G., age 73, of Wellsboro, Pa., Wednesday, January 10, 1973 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Hamilton McKnight. She was born April 28, 1899 at Mr. Union, a daughter of William and Eudora Noland Gillam. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Thursday 3 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Body will be removed to the Robert Campbell Funeral Home, Oakmonk, Pa., where funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, the Rev,. Raymond Jones officiating. Burial Sunset View Memorial Park, Penn Hills, Pa. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Winston Fossett of Sharon, Pa.; two sons, Samuel McKnight of Winber, Pa., William McKnight of Wellsboro, Pa.; seven grandchildren. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Wellsboro Gray Ladies.
? McMORRIS, Betty – Accident Claims Life (hand written on this article – Dec. 1971)ef. Mr. and Mrs. John Frazier have been notified of a car collision which took the life of Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) McMorris, 51 of Star Route, Salem, N.Y. Her husband Edwin was injured and hospitalized. The McMorris’s are well known here as Mr. McMorris was Assistant Manager of the GLF (now Agway) in Wellsboro under Scott Webb several years ago. Both Mr. and Mrs. McMorris were active in the Jaycees and Jaycee Wives when it was originally formed here and they lived on Grant Street during their residency. The accident occurred at 6:10 p.m., Tuesday, November 30th near their home. Mrs. McMorris had just picked up her husband from work and they were returning home. She was the driver of their new compact car. A car driven by Miss Ida Ward of Cambridge N.Y. was traveling south when it was struck from the rear by an unidentified driver. The impact of this collision threw the Ward car into the lane of the northbound McMorris car. Miss Ward was also hospitalized and the driver of the first car continued on without stopping. Mrs. McMorris was pronounced dead on arrival at the Mary McClellan Hospital where she had been an employee for several years. Mrs. McMorris was born July 13, 1920 in Rochester and spent her childhood in Cuba, N.Y. She had resided in the Cambridge area for the past 15 years. An employee of Pleasant Valley Infirmary in Argyle, she was a member of the First Baptist Church at Cambridge and a charter member of the Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad. She is survived, in addition to her husband, by two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Linda) Record of Cambridge, N.Y., Mrs. Richard (Ann) Ellis of Madrid, Spain, a son Thomas, a student at Adirondack Community College, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Childs of Holiday, Florida, a sister, Mrs. Charles Hetherington, Clagary, Alberta, Canada, and a granddaughter. Services were held in Cambridge, December 4th. Mr. McMorris is convalescing at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Record, after 11 days in the hospital suffering from broken ribs and other minor injuries.
? MILLER, Mrs. Laura B. , 83, widow of the late Perle H. Miller, died in Sanford, Florida, Thursday, November 16, 1972. Mr. and Mrs. Miller were owners of the Ansonia Inn and General Store at Ansonia for many years. Then they opened the Malt Cup at Wellsboro. For the last twenty years Mrs. Miller has run the Miller Motel in Longwood, Florida. Mr. Miller died in September 1960. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gwendolen Cowan of Longwood, Florida; one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. Brisson Funeral Home, Sanford, Florida, was in charge of burial arrangements.
? MORLEY, Mary W., Age 76 of Gold, Pa., Thursday, January 11, 1973 at the home of her son Chester. Friends may call Friday 7 to 9 and Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, Pa. where funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Marion Vincent. Burial Raymond Cemetery. Surviving, two sons, Chester of RD 2, Genesee, James of North Bingham, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Marguerite Lehman of Syracuse, N.Y., Mrs. Marie Traux of RD 2, Genesee, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Chester Foster of Sinclair, Wyom.; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren..
? MORLEY, Mrs. Nina, age 86, of RD 2, Genesee, Pa., Monday, March 26, 1973 at home. Friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, where funeral will be held Wednesday 2 p.m., Rev. Donald Miller and Rev. Marion Vincent, Raymond Cemetery. Survived by husband, Edwin Morley, Sr.; step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Dushek of S. Bethlehem, N.Y.; two step-sons, George O. of Ulysses and Edwin, Jr. of Lockhaven, Pa.; 17 step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild. Mrs. Morley was a member of the Park United Methodist Church of Coudersport where she had been choir director for 25 years; member of the D.A.R. of Coudersport. She was a retired school teacher; having taught for 46 years in Coudersport.
? MORRIS, Mrs. Sue Alice, age 76, of Park Streeet, Lake Helen, Fla., Thursday, January 31, 1974. Funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 2, 1974 at 10:30 a.m. in Lankford Chapel of Memories, Lankford Funeral Home, Deland, Fla. Burial Lake Helen, Fla. Survived by four daughters, Mrs. Jeanne Ross, Deland, Fla., Mrs Betty Celli, Sylvania, Pa., Mrs. Sarah Campbell, Seaford, Del., Mr.s Joanne Konzen, Horseheadds, N.Y.; two sons, Robert B. of Lake Helen, Fla., Maj. John H. of Jacksonville, N.C.; 20 grandchildren. Mrs. Morris was born Dec. 8, 1897 in Pittsburgh, Pa.; was a member of Community Club, Lake Helen, Fla and the American Legiion Auxiliary Post No. 49, Troy, Pa.
? MULLEN, Mrs. Marion of Dearborn, Mich., formerly of the Valley, were held Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home in Waverly and at 9:30 at St. James Catholic Church where a Solemn High Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated by Rev. John A. Morgan, church pastor. He was assisted by Rev. Richard J. Shatzel, assistant pastor. Burial was in St. James Cemetery with both priests officiating at the grave. Father Morgan led in the recitation of the Rosary at the funeral home Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Pallbearers were: Thomas and Joseph Muller, David Henry, Ronald Ault, John Elston and Bert Steffes. (hand written on this article – 16 June 1971)ef.
? MURPHY, Margaret M., age 95, of 6 Athens Street, Waverly, New York, Sunday Jan. 7th, 1973, Tioga Nursing Home after an extended illness. Friends may call at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, N.Y., Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday Morning at 9:30 a.m. from St. James Catholic Church at 10 a.m. where High Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated. Burial, St. James Cemetery, Waverly, New York. Survived by son, John Murphy of Waverly; daughters, Mrs. James (Alice) Nolan of Waverly, New York, Mrs. Andrew (Genevieve) Nailen of Waverly, New York; one sister, Mrs. Alice Dorner of Binghamton, New York; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church, a member of the Rosary Alter Society and Legion of Mary of the church.
? NESS, Marion B., age 71, of 527 W. Lake Rd., Hammondsport, N.Y. Saturday Sept. 29, 1973, at the Ira Davenport Hospital, Bath, N.Y. Friends may call at Bond-Davis Funeral Home Monday 4 to 5:30 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services held at the funeral home Tuesday 2 p.m. Rev. George G. Toole officiating. She was survived by her husband, Dr. William H. Ness; two sons, Ralph B. Ness of Trumansburg, and Richard E. Ness of Rushville, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ness was a graduate 9of Bryant and Stratton Business School, Buffalo. She was born March 28, 1902 in Franklinville, N.Y.
? NOLDY, Mrs. Mulvena, 56, wife of Oscar Noldy, Washington Ave., Jermyn, Pa., died Sunday night, Dec. 5, 1971 at Mid Valley Hospital, Peckville, Pa. following a lengthy illness. She was the sister-in-law of Daniel Noldy of Church St., Athens. She is survived by her husband, Oscar; five sons, Ronald, Douglas, Gary, Dale, Timmy, all of the Jermyn area; a daughter, Cheryl, also of that area; three nieces, Mrs. Jack Riley of Athens, Mrs. Dale Tanner and Mrs. Robert Lewis of Horseheads and a nephew, Rodney Noldy of Athens. Funeral arrangementS are incomplete at the Battenburg Funeral Home in Jermyn. NASH, Mrs. Gertrude C. 65, of Lowman, N.Y., died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira. Mrs. Nash was a retired bookkeeper with the Elmira School District. She attended St. Anne’s Church in Bentley Creek. She is survived by her husband, Dwight, a son, Sgt. William C. Nash, USM, stationed at Washington, D.C., and several cousins. (hand written on this article – Nov. 9, 1971)ef.
? OWENS, 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. 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.
? PARKER, Anna E. Age 88 of 10 Williams Ave, Galeton, Pa., Tuesday August 28, 1973 in Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, Pa. Friends may call at the Brown Funeral Home Galeton, Pa., Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday 2 p.m., Rev Walter Piper and Rev. John Prouty. Burial in the West Hill Cemetery, Galeton, Pa. Survived by husband, John and several cousins.
? PETERSON, Mrs. Margaret S. Age 86 of 79 Pearl St., Wellsboro, Pa. Friday, August 4, 1972 following a long illness. Private funeral services will be held Sunday, August 6 at the Kuhl and Spink Funeral Home, 126 Main St., Wellsboro. Rev. Gordon E. Abrams officiating. Burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery. Survived by son, Louis W. Stevenson of Wellsboro; sister, Mrs. Kathryn Fillman of Norristown, Pa.; several grandchildren. She was a life member of the Rochester Chapter No. 314 O.E.S. She was born in Leetonia, Pa. October 2, 1885, the daughter of Peter and Anna Berglund Tunnell.
? ROUNSEVILLE, Mrs. Laura C. Age 88 of Ulysses, Pa., Friday, June16, 1972 at home after a lengthy illness. Friends may call at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, Pa., Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral will be held Monday at the funeral home at 2 pm., the Rev. Marlon Vincent, Ulysses First Baptist Church. The burial in the Ulysses Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Tri-Town Fire Company and Ambulance Aux., Ulysses, Pa. Survived by son, Don at home, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a member of the Ulysses First Baptist Church; life member of the Tri-Town Fire Company Auxillary; Charter member of Ulysses American Legion Aux. And the widow of Don Rounseville, who died March 27, 1949.
? SNOOK, MRS EMELINE
Age 79, of Elizabethtown, PA formerly of Spencer, New York, Thursday, Nov. 1, 1973 at the Tompkins County Hospital, Ithaca, NY. Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home, Spencer, NY Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. rev. Thomas Lange of the First Presbyterian Church, Spencer, NY. Burial Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY Survived by one son, Robert A. Schultz of Ithaca; eight grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren. She was retired from the Cornell University where she worked as a dining hall attendant.
? KATHERINE STATHIS
Mrs. Katherine Stathis, age 73, of Wellsboro died Monday, July 16, 1973. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. At the Tussey Funeral Home. Father Saterious Lytras of the Greek Orthodox Church of Elmira officiated. Contributions may be made to the Greek Orthodox Church Annunciation of Rochester. She is survived by her husband, Nicholas Stathis of Wellsboro; one son, Anthony Stathis of Webster, NY; sister Mrs John Branditsas of Greece and one grandson, several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Stathis was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church and American legion Auxiliary. For many years Mrs Stathis and her husband conducted at restaurant business in Wellsboro.
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