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Tri County Clippings- Page Two Hundred One

These obituaries are presented alphabetic order by surname at birth. 
Rushville Cemetery
AVIS - Lucia - Mrs. Lloyd Clink Died Friday at Rob't Packer Hospital.
Lucia Clink, 32, of Rushville, died in the Robert Packer Hospital at Sayre early Friday Morning, May 17, 1935, after a few days illness. Mrs. Clink was 32 years of age, and was a true Christian woman, who had many beautiful traits of character which endeared her to all who knew her. It can be truly said, as a companion and in the training of her family, she did her duty most nobly. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, two daughters, Helen and Louise, and three small sons David, Louis and Arthur, and an Uncle, Lou Avis, all at home; also three brothers, a sister and step-mother, all in the West, an Uncle, Barney Avis of Rushville and a host of friends. The funeral was held Monday, May 20, with prayer services at the home at 1:30 p.m. conducted by the Rev. James Younger. Burial was made in the Rushville Cemetery.- Wyalusing Rocket, May 1935
 In the stillness of the twilight, at the close of the day,
The death angel came, and bore our loved one away;
To that mansion of light, the home of the soul,
To that beautiful city, the prophets foretold.
How deep is our sorrow, how sad  is our home,
Since Mother is sleeping in her lone, quiet home;
Freed from all sorrow, freed from all care,
For she loved the dear saviour, who on earth came to save
All of his children, though laid in the grave.

March 15, 1894 - The Advertiser [possibly Elmira Advertiser][Gray-Strange Scrapbook in Joyce's Museum]
Mark C. Baker
Elmira's Distinguished Musical Conductor to Remove to Duluth, Minn.
Mark C. Baker has resigned his position as dean of the school of music of the Elmira college. Next June, at the close of the school year, he will leave Elmira to become a resident of Duluth, Minn., in which city he will be the director of music of the First M.E. Church, singing solo tenor and conducting the choir, which consists of a quartet and chorus of fifty voices. The church will have a separate organist. Mr. Baker has been a leader in musical circles in this city for the past ten years; three years and a half of this time he was organist and director of the choir of Trinity church, and the remainder of the period organist and choir director at the First Presbyterian church. His connection with Elmira college is well known. He was also conductor of the Beethoven club, which was composed of Elmira's leading singers. The advanced quality of church music and the high grade of solo and chorus singers in Elmira are unreservedly attributed to Mr. Baler. His efforts have produced the remarkable improvement observed in the music in our principal churches, especially in those with which he has been connected, and those in which choirs are now conducted by his pupils. As a teacher Mr. Baker has conferred far-reaching benefits upon the community. As a singer his fine voice has been hears with pleasure on many occasions in concert, recital, oratorio and amateur opera in Elmira and the nearby cities and towns. In both respects his success has been pronounced. He has a wide circle of admiring friends. Elmira will regret to lose him as a citizen and as a musician of exceptional attainments. Duluth will gain a tireless worker of brilliant talents who is now in the height of his powers, and in Mr. Baker and his wife accomplished, helpful member of society. The Advertiser congratulated Duluth and bespeaks for Mr. Baker in his new and larger field of labor the success he is sure to accomplish.

Rushville Cemetery
CLINK - Mr. Lloyd Clink, War Veteran, Passes Away.
Lloyd H. Clink, a veteran of World War I, died
at the Veterans Hospital in Bath, NY., on Sunday, July 5. Mr. Clink suffered a stroke last October affecting his speech and right arm, but was able to get about and do some work, and had gone to visit his son, David, at Endicott when he was stricken again. He was hurried to the Bath Hospital where he suffered a third stroke which paralyzed him completely and caused his death. Mr. Clink was born here July 21, 1891, and spent his life here. He was a carpenter by trade and followed this line of work until illness made it impossible. In 1920 he married Miss Lucia Avis who died in 1935, leaving five children. Mr. Clink made his home with a daughter Mrs. Walter Wood. Surviving him besides Mrs.Wood are another daughter, Mrs.Herbert Kiser of Vestal; two sons, David and Lewis of Endicott; a brother Fay, of LeRaysville; three sisters, Mrs. Leon Gibbs of Vestal, Mrs.Chester Walker and Mrs.Wayne Hibbard of Rushville. A third son, Arthur, died in 1941. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian Church here on Wednesday, July 8, with Rev.James Younger of Mountain Top officiating. ~Wyalusing Rocket Newspaper~ 1953

COLEMAN   William Paul Coleman, 49, of Lawton, Pa., died
, Friday, March 12, 2010, at Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center, Johnson City, N.Y., surrounded by his loving family.  Born March 3, 1961, in Binghamton, N.Y., he was the son of Christopher and Genevieve [BOMERSKI] Coleman.  Bill was a graduate of the Elk Lake High School Class of 1979. He was a farmer and woodsman all of his life.  He was a member of the former St. Patrick's Catholic Church.  Bill was an avid outdoorsmen, enjoyed going to cattle sales and loved fishing and hunting.  Besides his parents, survivors include: his brother, Dennis Coleman of Friendsville, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law MaryAnn and Robert Haefner of Apalachin, N.Y.; nephews Joey and Mikey Haefner; uncle and aunt Hugh and Eleanor Coleman of Lancaster, Pa.; and numerous cousins.  He was predeceased by a niece and nephew, Elizabeth Ann and Christopher Haefner.  Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Friendsville, Pa. The family will greet friends immediately following the memorial service at the St. Francis Xavier Hall. Interment will be held at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Middletown, Pa., at the convenience of the family.  Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, in loving memory of William Paul Coleman.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home Inc., Montrose, PA  18801.  March 16, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

FREDENBUERG   Earl J. Fredenburg, 89, of Sayre, husband of Marjorie Fredenburg, died
on Friday, March 12, 2010, at Elderwood Nursing Facility, Waverly, N.Y., where he had resided since Jan. 2009.  Born Feb. 18, 1921, in People’s Hospital, Sayre, Pa., he was the son of Floyd and Nellie Evans Fredenburg of Athens, Pa.   Earl graduated from Athens High School, class of 1940.  Earl entered the US Army Dec.1, 1942 and was honorably discharged Dec. 3, 1945.  He served as a medical technician in the 99th Infantry Division known as the “Checkerboard” or “Battle Babies”.  This tour of duty landed him in France, Belgium and Germany.  He was in the Battle of the Bulge.  After his military service, he worked as assistant manager at the Athens A&P and then as manager of the Nichols A&P.  He was also a salesman for Etshman’s Wise Potatoe Chips and retired as a salesman for Metropolitan Insurance Co. in April 1979 after 21 years of service.  Earl’s passion was antique and classic automobiles having proudly owned a 1936 Chevy and 1967 Chevy Convertible entering them in many area and national automobile shows. He was a past member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, Chemung Valley Auto Club and Past President of the Tioga Historical Club in the Valley. He was also a member of the VFW of Sayre.  Leaving behind is his loving and devoted wife, Marge, who he would have celebrated 54 years of marriage on June 9, 2010.  He is also survived by a daughter, Merrie Bizilia and her children Adrian Bradley and her husband of Boston, Mass.,  and Matthew Bizilia of Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter Sharon Slater and her husband Scott, of Athens along with their children Allison Schutt and her husband Shawn of Waverly, NY., and Jaclyn Mackie and her husband Derek of Newton, Mass.; great-grandchildren Tyler Schutt and Mackenzie Schutt of Waverly, and Miller Mackie and Linden Mackie of Newton, Mass.  Earl is also survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Alice Howland, Clara Vincent, William Little, Charles Little and Glen Little, of Elmira, N.Y.  He leaves behind his faithful canine pal, Toby.  He is predeceased by his parents, Floyd Fredenburg in 1925, an his mother, Nellie Evans Fredenburg in 1963, sister Margaret Fredenburg in 2006 and his Uncle, Howard Evans of Litchfield, Pa.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Earl’s life on Sunday, March 21st, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Waverly First Baptist Church, 23 Tioga Street, Waverly, N.Y. with the pastor J. Steven Reynolds officiating. Those who wish may kindly consider a donation to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, N.Y. 14892.  Caring assistance is being provided by Luckner Funeral Home, Waverly, N.Y.  Leaving behind is his loving and devoted wife, Marge, who he would have celebrated 54 years of marriage on June 9, 2010.  He is also survived by a daughter, Merrie Bizilia and her children Adrian Bradley and her husband of Boston, Mass.,  and Matthew Bizilia of Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter Sharon Slater and her husband Scott, of Athens along with their children Allison Schutt and her husband Shawn of Waverly, NY., and Jaclyn Mackie and her husband Derek of Newton, Mass.; great-grandchildren Tyler Schutt and Mackenzie Schutt of Waverly, and Miller Mackie and Linden Mackie of Newton, Mass.  Earl is also survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Alice Howland, Clara Vincent, William Little, Charles Little and Glen Little, of Elmira, N.Y.  He leaves behind his faithful canine pal, Toby.  He is predeceased by his parents, Floyd Fredenburg in 1925, an his mother, Nellie Evans Fredenburg in 1963, sister Margaret Fredenburg in 2006 and his Uncle, Howard Evans of Litchfield, Pa.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of Earl’s life on Sunday, March 21st, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Waverly First Baptist Church, 23 Tioga Street, Waverly, N.Y. with the pastor J. Steven Reynolds officiating. Those who wish may kindly consider a donation to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Rd., Waverly, N.Y. 14892.  Caring assistance is being provided by Luckner Funeral Home, Waverly, N.Y.  March 15, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.

March 10, 2010 Daily Review
HARTSHAW, Joan - Mrs. Joan R. Hartshaw Bendock, age 75, of RR1 Box 1167, Laceyville, Pa., (Silvara), died on Monday evening, March 8, 2010, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa., after a short illness. Born in King of Prussia, Pa., on Sept. 6, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Hart Hartshaw. Joan was the wife of the late Edward T. Bendock Sr., who died
on Feb. 25, 1991. Joan and Ed were married for 37 years before his passing. While growing up in Laceyville, Joan was a graduate of the Laceyville High School, class of 1953. For many years, she was employed by the Grange National Bank, working in Laceyville and Lawton. She volunteered many years, for the Red Cross, at the Wyoming County Fair in Meshoppen, Pa., and for many other community events in the Laceyville and surrounding areas. Joan was also a member of the Lawton Senior Citizens, and loved to attend the different activities there. She was a very active member of the Laceyville Alumni Assoc., spending countless hours gathering information for the annual alumni banquet. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling, and being with her family and many friends, especially being surrounded by her family at Christmas.  Surviving are her son, Edward T. Bendock Jr., of Laceyville, Pa.; and her daughter and her husband, Vicky and David Roth, of Manilius, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Thomas Christman and Kathryn Christman, both of Manilius. She is also survived by three sisters, Jane Shafer of Doylestown, Pa., Betty and her husband Ken Jayne, of Laceyville, Pa., and Doris Newhart, of Binghamton, N.Y.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Roland Hartshaw, Joseph Hartshaw and Robert Hartshaw. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Patricia Newhart, of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church and long time friend, officiating. Interment will be in the St. Joachim's Cemetery in Meshoppen, Pa. Family and friends may call from noon until the time of the service at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.  The family wishes to thank the health care workers at the Skilled Nursing Unit, in Towanda, Pa., and the Endless Mountains Health Care Systems, in Montrose, Pa. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848; the Endless Mountains Health Care Systems, 1 Grow Ave, Montrose, PA 18801; the Montrose Minute Men, PO Box 461, Montrose, PA 18801; or to the charity of the donor's choice. Submitted by a neighbor Carol Brotzman

HEATH - Don R. Heath, 82, [SRGP 85462] of Mainesburg, PA, died March 20, 2010, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  He was born August 10, 1927, in Reading, PA, the son of Don J. & Meriam Ditchburn Heath.  Don was a retiree of Mansfield University.  He is survived by 3 sons, James of Tampa, FL, Michael of Melbourne, FL, Ronald of Galeton, PA, a daughter, Daryln Batschelet of Athens, PA, several grandchildren, & great grandchildren.  Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, Friday 11 AM – noon.  Funeral services will follow there Friday at noon with Pastor Chris Schafer officiating.  Burial in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton, PA.  - Wilston Funeral Home March 20, 2010

HODDER - Emma B. Mudge [SRGP 85343]
Mrs. Emma B. Mudge, 92, formerly of 303 Corliss Ave., Johnson City, N.Y., died at 8 a.m. Friday, November 29, 1974 at the Willow Point Nursing Home in Vestal. She was the widow of Elmer E. Mudge who died June 15, 1939. She was the daughter of the late James and Margaret Davies Hodder who had a farm in the Dexter, Pa. area where she was born Aug. 18, 1882. She was preceded in death by seven sisters and two brothers. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Mazie) Schweighofer of Seelyville, Pa.; one son Emerson R. of Chenango Forks; one brother, William Hodder of Vestal, two grandchildren, Mrs. John (Dolores) Cowgill of Conklin and Mrs. Rodney (Daryl) Whitacre of Chenango Forks; six great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Sarah Jane Johnson United Methodist Church of Johnson City, N.Y., and the Johnson City W.C.T.C.  The funeral and committal service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 2, 1974 at the Barber Memorial Home, Inc. in Johnson City. The Rev. Robert E. Grover, pastor of the Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in Vestal Hill Memorial Park, Vestal, N.Y.

HYATT    Lionel K.W. Hyatt I, 75, of 114  S. Keystone Ave. Sayre, PA, died
Saturday March 6, 2010, following an extended illness.  Lionel was born September 4, 1934  in Williamsport, Pa., the son of the late Kenneth and Lulu Hyatt.  Lionel was raised in East Smithfield, Pa., and was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the US Army Special Forces.  He was employed as a security guard by the Ingersoll- Rand in Athens for several years.  Lionel enjoyed playing piano and guitar, woodworking, making dollhouses, dollhouse furniture, knives and painting.   He is survived by: children Kevin Hyatt and his wife Kathleen of Mansfield, Pa., Julie Robsen and her husband Dale of Alamagordo, N.M., Keene Hyatt of Barrie, Ontario, Canada, Lionel Hyatt and Jennifer of Sayre; step children Robert F. Stefanik and his wife Diane of Waverly, N.Y., Sandra M. Sorensen of Sayre, Mark F. Stefanik and Amy Hartranft of Ulster, Pa.; several grandchildren and step grandchildren; a step great grandson; and several  cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Miriam Elizabeth Hyatt, on March 24, 2009 and a son, Kerry Hyatt.  Great appreciation is extended to Guthrie Hospice and special friends Paul Krotzer, Bob Dillinger and Patty Sorenson for their assistance and kindness.  A memorial service will be held Friday March 19, 2010 at 7 p.m. at  the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St. Sayre, PA with Pastor Nelson Kopatz of the First Presbyterian Church, Athens, Pa., officiating.  Skiff-Bower V.F.W. Post No. 1536, Sayre, will accord military honors at the funeral home.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be private.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to The Children’s Miracle Network, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822-5020 in Lionel K. W. Hyatt I’s memory.  Leaving behind is his loving and devoted wife, Marge, who he would have celebrated 54 years of marriage on June 9, 2010.  He is also survived by a daughter, Merrie Bizilia and her children Adrian Bradley and her husband of Boston, Mass.,  and Matthew Bizilia of Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter Sharon Slater and her husband Scott, of Athens along with their children Allison Schutt and her husband Shawn of Waverly, NY., and Jaclyn Mackie and her husband Derek of Newton, Mass.; great-grandchildren Tyler Schutt and Mackenzie Schutt of Waverly, and Miller Mackie and Linden Mackie of Newton, Mass.  March 15, 2010, Sayre Morning Times.

The New York Times, January 7, 1880, Wednesday, Page 2.
CARRYING OUT A THREAT OF SUICIDE
JACKSON, .Penn, Jan. – several weeks ago, William Lattin left his home in this place, after having quarreled with his wife and swore that he would end his existence. He had repeatedly made such threats before when intoxicated, but his wife paid no attention to what he said. After he left his home, which was at night, he was not again seen or heard of until a few days ago, when some boys who were gunning in a piece of woods near Daggett's Mills, a few miles from this place, saw the upper portion of a man's body hanging by a clothes-line to a tree. The lower part of the body had evidently been eaten away by animals. Tho body was identified as that of William Lattin.

Robert L. Latzer Dies at Age 87
Robert L. Latzer, of St. Louis, Missouri, former President and Chairman of the Board of Pet, Inc., died on December 7, 1974, at the age of 87.  Mr. Latzer, following the receipt of his master degree in Milk Chemistry from Cornell in 1908, came to Tioga County. After successfully perfecting some milk processing operations in a Company plant in Wellsboro (the present Borden plant), he built and operated a new plant in Elkland for a number of years. It was during this time that he married Cora Owlett, a daughter of Edward H. and Ida Well Owlett of Wellsboro. The first of their three daughters was born in Elkland. Mr. Latzer’s many talents were needed by the then Pet Milk Co. in other areas of the United States. Before returning to the home of the Company in and around St. Louis, he built new milk plants in Michigan, Kansas, Wisconsin and Ohio. Many residents of Wellsboro know the Latzer family. While the girls were in their younger years, the family returned to Mrs. Latzer’s family home in Wellsboro each summer where they enjoyed the contrast of life in a city.  Robert Latzer was known by his friends and associates for his quiet dignity, sound judgment, unquestionable integrity and absolute fairness. Although he retired from active leadership of the Pet Co. in 1970, he continued to spend several hours daily at his office. Mr. Latzer is survived by his wife, the former Cora Wells Owlett and his daughters, Mrs. Ruth L. Donnell, Mrs. Jane L. Schott, and Mrs. Roberta K. Keydell and several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Ann O. Wilcox and Edward H. Owlett of Wellsboro.

McCRACKEN  Mr. Charles P. "Chuck" McCracken, 92, a resident of Quincy Village, Quincy, Pa., and formerly of 20 West North Street, Waynesboro, Pa., died at 1:55 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 in the nursing home.  He was born on Dec. 28, 1917 in Towanda, Pa. He was the son of the late Paul E. Sr. and Savannah L. "Vana" (LABARRE) McCracken.  Mr. McCracken graduated from Towanda High School with the class of 1934 and attended Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh. In high school, Mr. McCracken was inducted into the National Honor Society.  He and his late wife, Mrs. Margaret E. (WANCK) McCracken, were married on June 10, 1937. They moved to Waynesboro in Sept. 1961 and to the North Street address in 1994. Mrs. McCracken died Feb. 9, 1997.  Mr. McCracken was employed by Sylvania Electric Tungsten and Chemical Division in Towanda as an interdivisional sales manager. After moving to Waynesboro, he worked at Frick Company from 1961 until retiring Dec. 31, 1982. At the time of his retirement, he was a foreman.  He was a long time member of the Presbyterian Church and at one point served as an Elder.  Mr. McCracken was active in youth baseball at various times, coaching Little League, Pony League and Junior American Legion. While coaching in the 1950s, he took an American Legion Baseball team to the state playoffs.  Mr. McCracken is survived by two sons, Jack E. McCracken of Forest Hill, Md., and Jeffrey L. McCracken of Waynesboro; eight grandchildren, Linda L. Greenberg of Bel Air, Md., Scott C. McCracken of Street, Md., Allison K. Singer Whitman of Boiling Springs, Pa., T. David Singer of Washington, D.C., Paul McCracken, Steven McCracken, Patrick McCracken and William McCracken, all of Waynesboro; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Ann LENOX of Towanda, and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah M. Singer, who died July 17, 2004, and one brother, Paul E. McCracken Jr.  Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Chaplain Guy R. Baer officiating. Burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.  Family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Church of Waynesboro, 105 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.  February 01, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

Corinth Rural Cemetery, Corinth, NY
MEIN -  Marian Mein Bailey -Was born March 3, 1934 in Norfolk, NY and entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 22, 2010 [5168 Main St., Millerton, Tioga County, PA]. Marian was a resident of Corinth, NY for 52 years. For many years, she worked as a secretary for the Continental Insurance Company in Glens Falls, NY as well as being an active volunteer at the C. W. Wood Cancer Center of the Glens Falls Hospital. Marian is the daughter of the late Reverend Edward Mein and Ethel (Tilden) Mein. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years, Harry Bailey; three brothers, Edward Jr. (Madelyn) of Lyons, NY; John (Barbara) of Glens Falls, NY; Frederick (Mary Ann) of Watervilet, NY. She is survived by her brother, William (Catherine) of Cohoes, NY; Carl (Joan) of Denver, CO; sister, Barbara (Reverend Laurie) Greenlaw of Millerton, PA. Additionally she is survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. For those who knew Marian, their lives were positively influenced by her love of life, people and by her contagious smile. Marian's passion for gardening demonstrated her appreciation of the beauty of life and the joy that flowers bring. A viewing in her honor will be held on Friday, March 26, 2010 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church 203 Palmer Avenue Corinth, NY. A funeral farewell and celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 (noon). The Reverend John Aldridge will officiate. A private burial will be held for the immediate family at the Corinth Rural Cemetery. Donations in memory of Marian may be made to the C. W. Wood Cancer at the Glens Falls Hospital or to her beloved First Presbyterian Church of Corinth. She has also asked that "every time you plant a flower, smile and remember me." Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY 14904.

MUDGE - David Gene Mudge, 70, [SRGP 02646] of Swissvale, Pa., died on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. David was born in Williamsport, Pa., to the late Irene (Traub/Wells) and Eldridge "Pete" Mudge on Nov. 26, 1939. He grew up in Mansfield, Pa., and graduated from Mansfield High School in 1957. He later graduated from Rochester Business Institute, and became a successful banker in St. Petersburg, Fla. David is survived by two brothers, Terry (Jane) Mudge of Mansfield, Pa., and James (Mary) Mudge of Beaver, Pa.; and a sister, Lucinda (Steve) Zientek of Mechanicsburg, Pa. Also, surviving nephews are Bradley J. Mudge, and Peter J. Mudge; nieces KimberLee Mudge, MacKenzie (Zientek) Read, and Jennifer L. Mudge; great-nephews Peter B. Mudge and Jacob T. Mudge; and a dear cousin, Lois Milinski of Elkland, Pa. David also leaves behind a long-time companion and friend, David Iovino of Pittsburgh.A memorial service will be held at a later date. Family suggests memorial contributions to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1323 N. Halsted Street, Suite 201, Chicago, Ill. 60642-2642. Arrangements by STATHERS FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 7400 Irvine St., Swissvale, 412-271-7030. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 2, 2010

Edward B. Smith
Edward B. Smith, 77, of 235 Spring Street, DuBoistown, died at 5:15 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15, 1974, in Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. Born in Antrim, Tioga County, on May 3, 1897, he was a son of Patrick and Florence Kennedy Smith. He worked for Central Pennsylvania Lumber Company in his early years at Tiadaghton. From 1928 to 1962 he was an employee of the former Swift and Co. meat packing plant. Mr. Smith attended Pine Street United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Dollie Wilcox; two sons, Clinton W. and Clifford O., both of Williamsport, and four grandchildren. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 18 at the Allen Funeral home, 125 East Third Street, Williamsport, with the Rev. D. Owen Brubaker, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial was in West Branch Cemetery, Wellsboro RD 5

Joyce, Death year is probably 1895-1899
No cemetery listed
WATROUS - A telegram announces the death of Rev. George P. Watrous this morning at 2 o'clock, June 26th, at Jackson Summit, and that his funeral will be held there tomorrow at 2 p.m. This will be sad news to a large number of people in this county, as it removes from our midst the oldest, best known, and , we may add, best loved Baptist minister now in the Tioga Association. While many in the community at large will mourn his decease [for he had the good will and respect of all who knew him], it is safe to say that no man will be so greatly missed among the Baptists of this county. We have not the particulars of his death, but he had not been sick long. He was not far from 68 or 70 years of age, and during his life has been remarkably free from sickness. He was born in Connecticut and was a graduate of Hamilton college. He married Miss Prudence Knapp, daughter of A.M. Knapp, and sister of Charles H. Knapp and Mrs. Andrew Sherwood, of this place. On his wedding trip he went as a missionary to Burma, where he remained for several years doing excellent work. Wile there two daughters, Dora E. [wife of Wellington Spratt, of the American Baptist Publishing Society of Philadelphia], and Julia E., deceased, were born to him, and since his return to this county a son, Edwin A., of New York City. He has been twice pastor of the Baptist Church in Mansfield, where he was instrumental in reuniting and building it up, and where he labored acceptable and successfully for seven years. Other pastorates, all of them long ones, have been Tioga, Covington, Canton, Athens and Knoxville, while he has occupied numerous smaller fields, as Sullivan State Road, Roseville, Bailey Creek and Job's Corners, and had just completed a new church at Jackson Summit. He was a very active and zealous worker, never allowing himself to rust out, and during his ministry had baptized several hundred persons. Mild and winning in his ways, with a temperament calm and unruffled as a summer sea, calm and pure, but vigorous in his thoughts, unselfish, unassuming, forgiving, charitable, he bore about in his person the image of his Lord. - Gray-Strange scrapbook clipping, no year listed

Fork Cemetery, Rushville
SHIFFER - Grace Mae - Mrs. Fay Clink of LeRaysville of LeRaysville died at her home Monday morning following an illness of several years. Mrs. Clink was born in Merryall and spent her entire life in LeRaysville and vicinity. She was a member of the LeRaysville Congretional Church and an active worker in many of the womens organizations of that community. Survivors are her husband [Fayette Clink] and two daughters, Mrs. Guy Devine of Binghamton and Mrs. Frances Taylor of LeRaysville; three sons, Howard of Rome RD, Leon of LeRaysville and Fayette of Elmira; 14 grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs Clarence Phillips of Friendsville and Mrs. Ralph Patterson of Rome RD. The body was removed to the Pinnock Funeral Home and will be returned this Tuesday morning to the family home where friends may call until Thursday noon. Funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the LeRaysville Congretional Church. The Rev, Clarence W. Carter will officiate and Interment will be in Fork Cemetery, Rushville. ~Wyalusing Rocket Dated December 15,1953.

WHEELER   Frank James Wheeler, 62, of RR 3, Rome, Pa., died following a period of declining health Sunday morning, Jan. 31, 2010 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Jim, as he was affectionately known and remembered by his family and friends was born on May 27, 1947 in Bath, N.Y., a son of the late Frank and Hilda (ELLIS) Wheeler. Jim was employed at the Endicott Shoe Factory and the Georgia Boot Company as a fork lift operator. He enjoyed golfing, and spending time attending to his lawn and garden.  Jim will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 22 years, Antoinette "Toni" Wheeler, his son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Theresa Wheeler of Windham, Pa.; grandson Kevin Wheeler; brother and sister-in-law Roger and Pam Wheeler of Mt. Olive, N.C.; sisters and brothers-in-law Sandra and Ronald Schnoover of Wysox, Pa., Bonnie and Chuck Holbert of North Carolina; and several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Jim was predeceased by his parents Frank and Hilda Ellis; a sister Linda J. Drew; and brother Duane Ellis.  A private family service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y., with Pastor James D. Donahoo of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating. Memories and condolences for Jim's family may be shared by visiting www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society , www.cancer.org, in loving memory of Frank James Wheeler.  February 01, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

WILLIAMS - Mrs. Ida Williams Mericle was born near the State line April 13, 1862, and departed this life Dec. 16, 1889, in the town of Owego, county of Tioga, state of New York, aged 27 years, 8 months, 3 days. Ida was left when quite young without a mother in this cold world. Through the kindness of Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Russell, of Windham, PA, she found a very pleasant home, where she was kindly cared for until 19 years of age. Ere this Ida had gained the confidence of Mr. & Mrs. Russell and had also a warm place in many other hearts. In the spring of 1881, Ida commenced work for Mrs. John Wait, of Wait Settlement. She remained at Mrs. Wait's for seven years. She was faithful in every thing her hands found to do, and was loved and prized as one of the family. Some six years ago, under the labor of Rev. J.B. Chynoweth she gave her heart to God and her name to the M.E. Church. Ida was a real, earnest Christian and has passed safely over into that land of spirits bright, where there will be no need of the light of the sun, for the Lord God almighty shall be the light city. May 5, 1888, Ida was united in the bonds of holy matrimony with Alvah Mericle, of this place, by Rev. O.P. Legge. It was to all appearances a very happy union and bade fair for a pleasant and happy life. On Sunday evening she gave birth to a pair of twin girls, and on Monday evening had to leave her newly committed trust to others. May the blessings of heaven rest upon this sadly afflicted family is our earnest prayer. Her funeral was one of the saddest we ever attended, and was largely attended, notwithstanding the day was very unpleasant and the going was extremely bad. Rev. O.P. Legge spoke words of comfort. Ida was laid out in her bridal robe and looked lovely and beautiful even in the embrace of death. - News clipping

WRIGHT - Mrs. Harriet M. Morton died at the home of her son, Derias Morton on Mill street, Westfield, Feb. 24, 1917, after a three weeks' illness. She was born in Broom county, NY, March 12, 1846, and her husband died in June 1897. Mrs. Morton is survived by three sons, James and Derias Morton, of Westfield and Bert of Endicott, NY; two sisters, Mrs. Caroline Abbott, of Elmer; Mrs. Perry Moon of Mixtown, and one brother, Seymour Wright of Hector. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 7, 1917
 


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