This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.
ARNOLD G. FISCH. On the evening of Monday, March 13, 2006 Arnold G. Fisch of Elkland Township, Sullivan County died quietly at Dar-Way Nursing home. He was 87 years of age. Born in Albany, NY on August 31, 1918, he was the son of Harry and Wilhelmina (Wissler) Fisch. Mr. Fisch served for many years as a traffic engineer for the New York State Thruway System. He is survived by his son, Arnold G. Fisch Jr. of Millville, Delaware and his daughter and son-in-law formerly of Canton, Carol and Kelly Watts of Payson, Arizona. In accordance with Mr. Fisch’s expressed wishes all services will be private and have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc. –Canton Independent Sentinel
ROBERT A. ‘BOB’ FORREST, 95, of Sayre, formerly of East Smithfield, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born Sept. 3, 1909 in Towanda, he was the son of Lee and Ada McClelland Forrest. He was a hard-working farmer his entire life. In 1951, he moved from his family farm in Sayre to East Smithfield, where he operated his dairy farm for 36 years. He retired in 1987 and moved back to Sayre. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. He was predeceased by: his sister, Leila May Ashley; and his brother, Arthur Forrest. He is survived by: his loving and devoted wife of 66 years, Marguerite "Peg," at home; two daughters, Patricia and Glenn Yeomans of Athens and Linda and Jim Pearson of Williamson, N.Y.; grandchildren, Gwynne and Ed Comstock of Sayre, Connie and Bill Straccia of Allentown, Pa., Teresa and Tim King of Keller, Texas, David and Diana Yeomans of Allentown and LeeAnne Pearson of Oxford, Mass.; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Frances Parmenter of Athens; a special niece, Lucille Cole; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call Sunday, Feb. 27 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Thelma Wright of His Majesty Christian Fellowship officiating. Memorial donations may be sent to Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services (GVEMS), 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, PA 18840 in memory of Robert "Bob" Forrest. Contributed by a friend Carol Brotzman. –Sayre Evening Times Feb. 25, 2005.
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GARRIS –HILDA L. WHIPPLE, 84, of Wysox, Pa., formerly of Athens, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at the Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit. Born Aug. 7, 1921 in Silvara, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Florence (Hendershot) Garris. Hilda was a member of the First Church of God, Sayre. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting; she also collected cook books. She was employed by Sayre Lingerie as a seamstress for 18 years. She moved to Tucson, Ariz., and worked as a waitress for 12 years. She was a member of the Sayre/Waverly Senior Citizens Club and a former member of the Diahoga Fire Co. Auxiliary. Hilda was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her husband Ora and her sister Neva Benninger predeceased her. She is survived by her children, Ora, Jr. and Delores Whipple of Waverly, N.Y., Jo Ann and Fred Bohlayer of Ulster, Pa., Richard Whipple, Sr. of Ulster, Pa., Mary Jane and Robert Roof of Standing Stone, Pa., David R. and Cathy Whipple of Ulster, Pa., and Esther and Marcus Frisbie of Sayre, Pa.; 19 grandchildren and 35-great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Benninger of Wyalusing; a brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Sally Garris of Vestal, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and daughter-in-law, Marlena Whipple of Towanda, Pa. Friends and family may call at the First Church of God, 416 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre, on Sunday, Feb. 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Funeral and committal services will follow at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Kimberly Clark, pastor, officiating. Memorial donations may be made in the memory of Hilda Whipple to the American Diabetes Association, 19 School House Rd., Somerset, N.J., 08873, or the First Church of God, c/o Gilbert Rogers or to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens.
GIGEE RACHEL HOLLEY
Rachel (Gigee) Age 52, of Addison, NY, died on Sunday, August 13, 2006, in the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, August 17, 2006, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. following the visitation at the funeral home.
GOOGE Bobby Ray of Galeton, PA Age 30, died Wednesday, August 9, 2006, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Knoxville, PA. He was born November 26, 1975 in Savannah, GA. A resident of Galeton since 1999, he previously resided in Pembroke and Claxton, GA. Surviving are his parents, Douglas and Raya Gardner Bryant of Galeton; three brothers, Jerry (Daisy) Kriner of Aprakers, NY, John (April McNatt) Schoonover and Stevie Fail, both of Galeton; paternal grandfather, Franklin (Marilyn) Bryant of Galeton; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Saturday, August 12th, from 10-11 a.m. with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/11/06
GRIFFIN –ANNE M. GRIFFIN CAMERON, 97, formerly of Hornell, N.Y., died Sunday morning, May 15, 2005, at the Highland Living Center in Pittsford, N.Y., where she had resided for the past nine years. She was born in Towanda, on Feb. 14, 1908, and was the daughter of John “J.B.” and Ellen “Nell” (Fox) Griffin. Anne was a graduate of St. Agnes High School in Towanda, Class of 1921. For one year she attended Misericordia College in Dallas, Pa., and later graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Class of 1925. She then attended six months of special schooling in Operating Room Management at Mercy Hospital in Scranton, Pa. Throughout the years, Anne worked at several hospitals, including Mercy Hospital in Scranton; Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre; Waverly Hospital, in Waverly, N.Y.; and finally two years at Dansville Hospital, in Dansville, N.Y., where she met Joe Cameron, from Hornell. They were married in 1933. Anne and Joe spent their honeymoon at the Astor Hotel in New York City and resided in 98 Maple St., Hornell, until Joe’s death in 1966. Anne remained in Hornell until August of 1991, when she moved to Pittsford, N.Y., and then to Rochester, to be near her son and his family. In 1996 she relocated to the newly opened Highlands Living Center in Pittsford, N.Y. Surviving are two sons, Dr. Martin Cameron of State College, Pa., and Joseph (Mary) Cameron of Pittsford; one sister, Mary Baker of Williamsport, Pa.; four grandchildren, Deborah (James) Napier, Elizabeth Cameron, Michael Cameron and Roberta (Michael) Kesselring; and five great-grandchildren, Joseph Napier, Jacqueline Napier, Annie Kesselring, Mae Kesselring and Michael Rexford Kesselring. At Anne’s request there will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Ann’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. –Towanda Daily Review May 2005
MCINTOSH WINIFRED "JANE" LEWIS
Winifred "Jane" Age 83, of Big Flats, died Friday, August 11, 2006, at Corning Hospital after a seven year battle with emphysema. Jane was born in Utica, NY on June 6, 1923, to Howard and Ruth (Williams) McIntosh of Barneveld, NY. She was a graduate of the Geneseo School of Library Science, and became Assistant Librarian at Corning Glass Works in 1945. She was married to William Lewis in 1947, and became a homemaker at the birth of their first child in 1949. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister, Elizabeth McIntosh of Falmouth, MA; daughter, Anne Lewis of Santa Fe, NM; three sons, Bradley, Richard, and James Lewis, all of Tavernier, FL; four grandchildren in Denver, CO. Jane was particularly noted for her outgoing personality, her hospitality, and her culinary skills. Her favorite charity was Habitat for Humanity, 171 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY, 14830, where memorial contributions may be made. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 17th at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, with Reverend Rick Price officiating. Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Corning has been entrusted with arrangements.
O'BRYAN Robert J. "Bob" Age 80, of Horseheads, NY, passed into eternal rest on Saturday, August 12, 2006. He was surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph's Hospital. Robert was born in Corning, NY on December 10, 1925, the son of the late Thomas and Carrie Imboden O'Bryan. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Marion (Loan) O'Bryan. Surviving are his children, Robert D. O'Bryan of Cleveland, OH, Lucille (Leonard) Boughton of Big Flats, NY, Francine (Kevin) Febrey of Perrysburg, OH, Kathleen Karam of Elmira, NY, and Carolyn (Robert) Sweeney of Springfield, IL; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Thomas (Marguerite) O'Bryan of Fort Plain, Terrence O'Bryan of Elmira Heights, NY; sisters, Doris (Fred) Draper of Painted Post, NY, and Margaret (Karl) Congdon of Lindley, NY; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceasing him was his brother, William O'Bryan. Robert was a 34-year employee of Weyerhaeuser in Elmira Heights, NY. He served his country in WWII with the U.S. Navy. Robert was a member of NYS Amphibious Forces Assoc., Ancient Order of Hibernians and a lifelong communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 16, 2006, from 7-9 p.m. at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY, on Thursday, August 17, 2006, at 10 a.m. Full military honors will accord Robert at the conclusion of Mass. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Robert's memory to St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad Street, Horseheads, NY 14845, or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Coring Road, Corning, NY 14830. Officers and members of the A.O.H. will meet at Sullivan's Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 16, 2006, at 6:45 p.m. to conduct a service for our brother. Signed, Justin McInerny President
LLOYD D. RICE, 54, of Tampa, Fla., and formerly of Rome, died peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, following a period of declining health. Lloyd was born on July 19, 1948, in Sayre. He was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School and served his country proudly with the U.S. Army. Lloyd enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dale Earnhardt. Lloyd was a former employee of Sylvania and was currently employed at the Bay Side Marina in Tampa. He is survived by his son, Ryan Rice, and his fiancée, Meredith Rockerfeller of Clark, N.J.; parents, Leland and Marjorie Felton Rice of Orwell; brothers and sisters-in-law John and Linda Rice of York, N.Y., Stanley and Brenda Rice of New Albany, Michael Rice of Hernando, Fla., and Lee and Renee Rice of Watkinsville, Ga.; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie Chubbuck of Johnson City, N.Y, Marlene and Robert Hammerly of LeRaysville, Marian and Bill Cherry of Johnson City, Cindy Russell of Wyalusing, Rebecca and Michael Wood of Orwell, Theresa and Jeff Field of Rome, and Christine "B.J." Jones of Beech Island, N.C; 22 nieces and nephews; special friends, Debbie Anderson and Genevieve Sikora; 18 great-nieces and nephews; and many friends in Florida. He was predeceased by his brothers Stewart Rice, in 1957, and Wendell "Dutch" Noble, in 1999; his brother-in-law Lynn Chubbuck; and a nephew, Scott Leland Rice. Funeral services and a celebration of Lloyd's life will be held on Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at 3 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with the Rev. Elwyn E. Patrick, pastor of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church, officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to their local chapter of the American Cancer Society in loving memory of Lloyd Rice. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
LEON W. ROBERTS JR., 64, Troy died unexpectedly July 20, 2006 at Troy Community Hospital. Born April 16, 1942 in Sayre he was the son of Leon W. and Elsie M. Nichols Roberts. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, camping and fishing. Mr. Roberts served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. He later was employed by the Corning Fiber Optics division for 10 years, retiring in 2004. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Helen Scott Roberts at home; daughter, Melissa Baquis, Montgomery, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Denise Roberts, Canisteo, NY; mother, Elsie Roberts, Elcor Nursing home, Horseheads, NY; five grandchildren and one nephew. He was predeceased by his father Leon W. Roberts Sr. and a brother, Dale Roberts. The memorial service was held from the Lowery Funeral Home, July 25 with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to Christ Lutheran Church, 50 E. Hudson Ave., Montgomery, PA, Attn: the J.A.M. Fund. –Canton Independent Sentinel
ROCKWELL –BEVERLY J. BALDWIN, 64, of Warren Center, died Thursday, August 14, 2003. She was predeceased by her father, Lloyd Rockwell, and her son, Donald Baldwin. She is survived by her husband, Welton J. Baldwin, Warren Center; three children and their spouses, Burt and Betsy Baldwin, Little Meadows, Linda and Jim Olmstead, Warren Center, and Ronald and Penny Baldwin, Warren Center; grandchildren, Cindy, James, Shawneen, Heather, Amanda, and Katie; great grandchildren, Summer, Sydney, Alex, Anthony and Trent; also her mother, Theresa Rockwell, Little Meadows; sisters and brothers, Harold Rockwell, Conklin, Lyle and Joanne Rockwell, Athens, Shirley and Mike Vincent, Warren Center, Lucille and Gordon Stone, Canton, David and Mary Rockwell, Binghamton, Donna and Bernie Shaver, Little Meadows; in-laws, Elson (Parker) and Frances Baldwin, LeRaysville, Jim and Virginia Baldwin, Nichols, Verna and Ken Veil, Hornbrook; several nieces and nephews and many friends. Beverly retired from Amphenol Inter Connect. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Warren Center, she was also a big NASCAR race fan. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 18, at 10 a.m. from the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, Rt. 434, Apalachin, Rev. Larry Jennings will officiate. Burial will follow in the Warren Center, Cemetery. Family will l receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Little Meadows Rescue Squad, Little Meadows, Pa. 18830 or to the Warren Center Ladies Auxiliary, c/o Mabel Wilson, RD #2, Rome, Pa. 18837 or to the Warren Center Baptist Church, Warren Center, Pa. 18851. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
WALTER B. ROOF, 77, of Wyalusing RR3, Herrick Township, died Friday evening, March 26, 2004, at The Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa. Born at home in Herrick Township on June 5, 1926, he was a son of the late Roy Roof and Mabel Welles Roof. Walter resided his entire life along with his mother on the family dairy farm which he operated for many years. He also served as a DHIA Supervisor for over 30 years. Walter was a member of the Orwell Grange until its closure and then transferred his membership to the Wesauking Grange where he was active for many years. Walter also enjoyed working at the firemen's dinners in Herrickville for many years. Surviving are: His brother and sister-in-law, Levi and Frances Roof, of Rome, RR1; a special great nephew, Michael Dull and his family, of Wyalusing, RR3; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Baker, Carrie Bailey, and Iva Dull; and by a brother, Ralph R. Roof. In honor of Walter's request, funeral services will be private. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Herrickville Fire Department in care of Marjorie Hitchcock, RR3 Box 235, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853, or to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of James W. Seipler, RR1 Box 280, Rome, Pa. 18837, in Walter B. Roof's memory. Submitted by Carol Brotzman -Towanda Daily Review
EUGENE W. ROSS, 89, of Harford, Pa. died Monday, July 12, 2004 at home. Born October 12, 1914 in LeRaysville, Pa., he was the son of the late Fred C. and Elsie [Reynolds] Ross. He married Eleanor [Tingley] Ross on July 13, 1943. She survives him. He was a self employed truck driver when he retired. He was also manager of the Towanda Airport in the 1940's and owned and operated Ross Motors in Laceyville in the early 1950's. He was a flight instructor in the Army Air Corps in Buckhannon, W. Va. He also was an avid bowler. He was greatly loved by all of his family and will be dearly missed. Besides his wife, survivors include, daughters & son-in-law, Connie Breese, Harford, Pa., Carol & Matco Chullin, Baltimore, Md., five grandsons, five granddaughters, seven great granddaughters, four great grandsons; brother and sister-in-law, Ward & Margaret Ross, Wyalusing, Pa., sister & brother-in-law, Donna & Alan Arnold, New Milford, Pa. He was predeceased by his brother, Elwyn Ross, sisters, Arlene Kissel and Zadie Ross. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 18, 2004 at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church Street, Montrose, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Sunday. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that, if desired, memorial contributions may be made to Harford Volunteer Fire Department, P.O Box 206, Harford, Pa., 18823. Contributed by Carol Brotzman –Towanda Daily Review
ROSS –RETHA M. ROSS DECKER, 77, of Kingsley, Pa., died April 1, 2005 in Florida. Born December 1, 1927 in LeRaysville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Herbert W. and Jean (Chaffee) Ross. Her husband, John Deforest Decker predeceased her in September of 2004. She worked at Ross Feed Mill for 36 years until her retirement in 1994 as treasurer and secretary. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Montrose, Pa. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janelle and James Bingham, Beltsville, Md.; a son and daughter-in-law, Ross and Kathy Decker, Catati, Calif.; three grandchildren, Damian Bingham, Cheyenne and Dakota Decker; sisters and brothers-in-law, Faye and Ernest H. Blachek, Hop Bottom, Pa., Beverly and Charles Ely, Springboro, Ohio; nieces and nephews. Services will be 3 p.m., April 9, 2005, at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church Street, Montrose, Pa. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m., April 8, 2005, at the funeral home. The family suggests that, if desired, memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Lackawanna County, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant, PA 18847. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. Susquehanna Independent Weekend, April 6, 2005. (LeRaysville lady)
FRANK LEROY ROUGHT, age 46, of RR 1, Box 1070, Laceyville, died at his home on Route 367, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, on Saturday evening, June 21, 2003, from natural causes. He was born in Owego, N.Y., on Jan. 7, 1957, the son of the late Frank R. and Margaret R. Rought. He was a self-employed mechanic of lawn mowers and other small engines. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing and time spent with his grandchildren. Surviving are a son, Frank J. Rought of Wyalusing; two daughters, Jennifer Rought of Laceyville and Amanda Lynn Travis of LeRaysville; a stepbrother, Joseph Rought of New York; four grandchildren, Nicholas Bailey, twins Zoe Bailey and Henry Bailey Jr., and Isiah Bailey; and a step-grandson, Bradley Travis. Memorial services will be held on Thursday evening, June 26, at 7 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville. There will be no calling hours. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
ROUGHT –RUTH M. CHILSON of Wyalusing died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at her home. She was born in Sayre on April 23, 1936, the daughter of the late Raymond and Elizabeth Armitage Rought. She is survived by her daughters, Marie A. Fassett of Wyalusing, Sophia Chilson of Laceyville, Betty Chilson of Monroeton and Deborah Bell of Wysox; sons, Francis Chilson of New Albany, Robert Chilson of Wyalusing and Arthur Chilson of Wysox; brothers Walter Rought of Wyalusing and James Rought of Laceyville; sisters, Margaret Ball of Wyalusing, Martha Wildrick of Stevensville and Joyce Cintron of Towanda; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Rought. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at 8 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with the Rev. Edwin A. Simmons officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Submitted by Carol Brotzman –Towanda Daily Review, 5/26/2002
CHARLES DAVID ROWE, 65, of Colonial Towers, Towanda, died Sunday, May 29, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a period of declining health. Born Dec. 3, 1939, Chuck attended Sayre schools and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was employed by various contractors in the construction industry. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 42, Towanda; Skiff-Bower VFW Post No. 1536, Sayre; and Wheelock Hose Co., Sayre. Chuck loved fishing, hunting and NASCAR racing, especially Jeff Gordon. His life encompassed his family, especially his grandchildren. Surviving are his children, Sue Rowe Cook and her husband, Bill Cook, of Marana, Ariz., Carla Rowe Lewis and her husband, Jim Lewis, of Towanda, David Rowe and his wife, Nancy Rowe, of Scranton, Pa., Norma Rowe Zdon and Donny Stoddard of Wyalusing, Julie Robinson and her husband, Todd Robinson, of Wyalusing, Kim Vargason and her husband, Daniel “Jabber” Vargason, of Wyalusing, and Tracy Wenrich and her husband, Barry Wenrich of Wyalusing; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; his brother, Arthur Little of Massachusetts; his sister, Starr Babineau and her husband, Keith Babineau, of Massachusetts; a special aunt and uncle, Ann and Bud Hill of Towanda; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; a longtime companion, Marjorie Pierce of Towanda; and special friends Pat and Lou Myers of Towanda and Dorothy Kitchen of North Towanda. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Jack Rowe, on March 21, 2003, and Bobby Benjamin on Aug. 25, 2003, and his grandmother Elizabeth Benjamin on Jan. 2, 1973. The funeral and committal service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one’s own choice in Charles David Rowe’s memory. Contributed by Carol Brotzman -Towanda Daily Review
RUDY ANNA WYTRWA
Anna Age 83, of Rudy Lane, Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, August 9, 2006. Anna was born in the Ukraine, daughter of the late Pete and Katherine (Haluchk) Rudy. Survivors include daughter, Alice (Robert) Desaro of Lakeworth, FL; son, Jerry Wytrva of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Nick, Kim and Eric; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Ashley, Taylor and Erica. It was Anna's wishes that a private memorial service be held to the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 410 E. McCann's Blvd., Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/11/06
SALSMAN –MRS. BERNETTA ALBERTA SALSMAN NEWMAN, age 81, of the Wyalusing Personal Care Home in Wyalusing, formerly of Laceyville, PA, died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre on Tuesday evening, May 27, 2003. She was born in the Laceyville area on July 7, 1921, the daughter of the late Hayes A. and Amanda Kelley Salsman. Mrs. Newman was the wife of the late Malcolm Newman, who died on May 24, 1973. Mrs. Newman was employed as a seamstress at various dress factories in Laceyville, Wyalusing, Meshoppen and Pittston. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, gardening, playing bingo and constructing picture puzzles. She also enjoyed many hours spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her son and his wife, Daniel G. and Deanna Newman, Chesapeake City, MD and her daughters and their spouses, Delores and Lyle Jones of Harding and Ms. Donna Newman of Greenville, MI; nine grandchildren, Katharine Newman of Los Angeles, CA, Grant Newman of Connecticut; Vickie Vanderpool of Laceyville, Jimmie Reese of South Carolina, Kenny Vaow, Greenville, MI, Shelly Scerrick, Greenville, MI, Sandie Hecht, Phoenix, AZ, Debbie Dornin of Pittsburgh and Tammy Jones of Louisville, KY; 12 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, H. Augustus Salsman, Howard Salsman, Theodore Salsman, Carlton Salsman and Fred Salsman and eight sisters, Irene Salsman, Lillian Ham, Hazel May, Anna Keeney, Jeanette Brotzman, Lila Salsman, Betty Smith and Pearl Foux. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 31 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. Richard Camp of Laceyville, officiating. Interment was in the North Flat Cemetery in Laceyville. Family and friends called at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Contributed by her nephews wife Carol Brotzman -Wyalusing Rocket
SAUNDERS –LINDA M. (SAUNDERS) KENDALL age 57, of Gillett, PA, died May 8, 2006 in Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. She is the loving wife of David L. Kendall. The couple was married on August 19, 1967 and had 38 wonderful years together. Family and friends are welcome to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Wednesday night, May 10, 2006, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 12th. The funeral service will be held after the viewing on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Garry Zuber of East Troy Baptist Church in East Troy, PA. Interment will follow the service in Gillett Cemetery. Linda was born on July 7, 1948 in Troy, PA. She was the daughter of Elizabeth (Dalton) Saunders of Gillett and the late LaRue E. Saunders. Linda was a 1966 graduate of Troy High School and worked after as a legal secretary in several law offices in the Troy area. More importantly, Linda was a loving daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother. Linda loved her family more than anything. They include her mother; husband, David, sons, Steven M. (Stephanie) Kendall and Brett D. (Sarah) Kendall, both of Gillett; her grandchildren, Cody, Justin, Kayla and Hunter. She is also survived by her brother, David (Barbara) Saunders; and sister, Shirley (Jim) Call, both also of Gillett; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Besides her father, Linda was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Saunders; and sister, Bette Kennedy. Linda loved flowers. Anyone wishing to do so may send them to the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc. in care of the Kendall family. –Elmira Star Gazette
SELLECK –KAREN SELLECK NORTHRUP, 46, of Troy, Pa., died on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y. Born on May 13, 1959, in Sayre, Pa., Karen Lynn was a daughter of Howard and Marge (Hulslander) Selleck. She was a 1977 graduate of SRU High School and continued her education in the field of nursing. Karen cherished her family. She was a devoted and loving mother, wife, daughter and sister. Her caring and thoughtful ways endeared many friends. Karen lived life to its fullest and enjoyed many things. She was an enthusiastic sports fan, especially of Troy High School sports and New York Jets football. Her NASCAR drivers were the late Dale Earnhardt and son Dale Jr. Also special to Karen were times spent with nature when bird watching and flower gardening. Karen was employed as manager of Troy’s Subway Restaurant. Previously she worked for Futures Community Support Services at Troy, Canton and Towanda and as a school bus driver for Troy Area School District. In addition her parents, Howard and Marge, of Prattsburg, N.Y., Karen is survived by her husband, Michael, at home; four sons, Jeremy Renzo of Troy, Jared (Tayce) Renzo of Troy, Travis Rogers and Derek Rogers, both at home; a grandson, Jayden Renzo; a sister, Linda (Allan) Church of Columbus, Ohio; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and many dear friends. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at the funeral home at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Interment will be private. Her family would like to invite friends to a luncheon at the Troy American Legion following Wednesday’s service. In lieu of flowers, her family requests your consideration of a memorial in Karen’s name to the American Red Cross, in care of the Bradford/Sullivan County chapters, Towanda, Pa.
LLOYD D. SHEDDEN, 85, life-long resident of the Windfall, Pa. area, died peacefully at home Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, while surrounded by his loving family. Lloyd Duane Shedden was born in Windfall on April 12, 1920, a son of the late Fred and Lou (Hawthorne) Shedden. As a young man, Lloyd attended school in Windfall. He later graduated from Troy High School, Class of 1939. On Aug. 6, 1941, he married Edith “Ede” Elvidge in East Smithfield. Together they shared 64 years of marriage and were blessed with three children. Shortly following marriage, they acquired a dairy farm and saw to the daily operation for well over 40 years. Lloyd possessed a strong work ethic and also worked as a carpenter in Elmira, N.Y., for many years until retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church, Windfall Grange No. 257, the Granville Center International Order of the Odd Fellows, the NRA and the Carpenter’s Local 281. Lloyd’s family and friends will fondly remember him as an exceptional story teller. Playing cards and spending time on his boat, “Windfall,” were always a favorite pastime. He loved working with wood and the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. Most of all, Lloyd dearly loved his family. He was always happiest when attending a family get-together, especially while in the presence of his beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Surviving are his wife, Edith “Ede,” at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Betty Shedden of Granville Summit; two daughters and a son-in-law, Dolores and Tom Close of Troy and Mary Lou Shedden of Montgomery; five granddaughters, Lynette (Ray) Chaaple, Karen (Dave) Burt, Beth Shedden, Wendy Boyles and Jackie Close; two great-grandchildren, Kellen and Sydney Boyles; a brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Jean Shedden of Granville Summit; two sisters, Gertrude Wright of Canton and Neva McMurray of Granville Summit; a sister-in-law, Norma Shedden of Troy; three brothers-in-law, Vernon Robbins of Columbia Cross Roads and George Cole and Stuart Freeman, both of Granville Summit; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and dear friends. Mr. Shedden was predeceased by a brother, Lial Shedden; three sisters, Lillian Cole and Marcella and Elaine Shedden; brothers and sisters-in-law, Percy McMurray, Liston Wright, Gladys Freeman, Amy Elvidge, Doris Robbins, and Elizabeth and Max DePew, James and Elma Elvidge, and John and Helen Elvidge. The family invites friends to call 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Nettie Treat and the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Those who wish may consider a memorial in Lloyd’s name to the Windfall United Methodist Church, RR1 Box 175, Granville Summit, Pa. or the Guthrie Hospice, 1 Hospital Dr., Towanda, Pa.
JAMES H. SHOWALTER, 85, of Towanda RR1, Ulster Township, Pa., died early Monday morning, April 25, 2005 at The Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa. Born April 22, 1920 in Harrisonburg, Va., he was the son of the late Isaac and Cornelia Heatwole Showalter. On Aug. 10, 1940 he married the former Katherine Reyner in Blue Bell, Pa. In early years, James was employed as a farm equipment mechanic in Montgomery County, Pa. He later owned and operated his own lawn mower and small engine repair business, known as Whitpain Mower, in Center Square, Pa. for a number of years. In 1976 James and Katherine moved to the Towanda area to make their home. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years on Feb. 16, 2005. James was a member of the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church in Ulster, Pa. He is survived by four children, James A. Showalter and wife Judith L. Showalter of Towanda, W. Dennis Showalter and wife Julie R. Showalter of Millerton, Pa., Dorian L. Rumsey and her husband Gary L. Rumsey of Exton, Pa., and Curtis A. Showalter and wife Diane M. Showalter of Wyalusing, Pa.; 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby Grove and her husband Roy Grove of Hagerstown, Md., AnnaLee Rhodes of Broadway, Va., and Janet Miller and her husband John Miller of Sarasota, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife and parents, James was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Showalter. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 30 at the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church on Main St., Ulster, Pa., with Pastor Dale Bird officiating. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church in care of Esther Rinebold, RR2, Box 312, Ulster, Pa. in James H. Showalter’s memory. Contributed by Carol Brotzman -Towanda Daily Review April 26, 2006
SMALL –VIOLA ‘VI’ MOYER, 77, wife of Miller A. Moyer of Canton, Pa., died at her home while surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006. Viola Catherine Small was born in Gettysburg, Pa., on Oct. 14, 1928, the daughter of the late Howard and Frances (Sanders) Small. Viola was a 1946 graduate of Gettysburg High School. She and Miller were married in Gettysburg on Aug. 30, 1947. In younger years, she worked for a time at Sylvania in Montoursville and later was employed at Canton’s Canford Manufacturing for many years until retiring in 1976. Viola was of the Catholic faith, a member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Canton. Known to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as “Biggy,” Viola will be remembered for her passionate commitment to family. She was a strong supporter of her husband’s long-time coaching career. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Viola was also a marvelous cook who created many memorable holiday gatherings. Viola’s warm smile, outgoing personality, wit, humor, wisdom and generosity will be missed by all who knew her. Viola is survived by her husband, Miller A. Moyer at home; four children, Shirleen and Tom Dorman of West Orange, N.J., Eva Fitzwater of Canton, Ellie Marsh of Athens and Miller II and Wendy Moyer of Canton; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Vie (John) Harold of State College, Pa., Heather (Kenneth) Katona of Canton, Sarah (Shawn) Bradley of Athens, Leslie (Tony) Sardinas of Brooklyn, N.Y., Leah Dorman of West Orange, John Miller Marsh of Athens and Karlee Jo Moyer of Canton; seven great-grandchildren, Nick, Nate and Jilian Bradley, Philip and Michael Hanold and Evelyn and Nina Katona; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Milton D. Moyer of Gettysburg and Ola (Jack) Lindquist of San Jose, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Viola was predeceased by her sister, Lorraine Munshour. The family wishes to thank Guthrie and Towanda Memorial Hospital home health care specialists and Guthrie Hospice staff. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Viola’s name may be made to a scholarship fund at Canton High School, 139 E. Main St., Canton, Pa. The Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements.
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KIM STINER, 50, of Norfolk, Va., formerly of Canton, died March 8, 2006, at the DePaul Hospital in Norfolk. Born in Blossburg, Pa., on Oct. 19, 1955, Kim was the youngest of 10 sons in the family of the late Leo and Marie (Gephart) Stiner. He graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1973. Kim was a caring, compassionate father and a loyal friend. He listened with his heart and honestly spoke his mind. He enjoyed many things in life and will be lovingly remembered by all those whose life he touched. Kim was formerly employed for several years by Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, where his empathy and kindness shined through. Surviving him are his children, Angela Stiner of Michigan, Doug Stiner and special friend Jenelle May of Canton, and Jordan Stiner of Canton; two grandchildren, Bailey and Madelyn; two brothers, Leo (Joan) Stiner of Williamsport and Jack Stiner of Liberty; the mother of his children, Kathy Stiner of Canton; two sisters-in-law, Norma Stiner of Gillett and Donna Stiner of Wellsboro; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and dear friends. Kim was predeceased by seven brothers, Charles Carl, James, Steve, Ronald, Jan and Edward Stiner. His family invites friends to attend a memorial service at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. Kim’s friend and retired minister the Rev. Jasper Smith will officiate. Burial will be private. Those who wish may consider a donation in Kim’s memory to Canton High’s Wrestling Booster Club, c/o RR 1, Box 1412, Canton, Pa. –Williamsport Star-Gazette.
TRACEY –DONNA M. BIDLACK, 67, formerly of Monroeton, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township. She was born Feb. 7, 1937 in Sayre, the daughter of Wilmot and Helen Slater Tracey. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband Raymond, 1995, and her good friend Alice Pelton. She is survived by: two daughters, Elaine Niver and Harold Stone of Emmaus, Pa., and Kassie Ciavardini and Scott Robinson of Sayre; stepdaughter, Lori Fenton of South Carolina; stepsons, Steven Bidlack of Sayre, Clay Bidlack of Alaska and Corey Bidlack of Sayre; grandchildren, Raymond and Natalie Brennan of Sayre, Julie and Phil Brennan Blemle of Dushore, Richard Brennan of Towanda, Jeffrey and Heidi Brennan of Sayre, Christopher Ciavardini of Sayre, Katelyn Ciavardini of Sayre, Kylene Robinson of Sayre and Matthew and Tyler Stone of Emmaus; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Nancy Hutsick of Elmira, N.Y., Peggy Corl of Sayre and Carol Tracey of Tennessee; and three very special friends, Dorothy and Mitch Vanderpool of Towanda and Denise Boyer of Towanda. Memorial services will be held Sunday, Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, with the Rev. Michael Hughes of the Towanda Presbyterian Church officiating. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial donations can be sent to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA or the Bradford County Manor, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, PA. Contributed by Carol Brotzman -Towanda Daily Review
BRUCE DALE TRICK, 50, of Pinelas Park, FL formerly of Hughesville
and Canton, PA, died unexpectedly Friday, June 6, 1997 in Schenectady,
Bruce was born September 7, 1946 in Hughesville. He was a son of the late Preston H. and Margaret H. Weisbrod Trick. While residing in Canton, Bruce was employed by the former Swayze’s Folding Box Company. In 1971 he moved to Florida where he was a truck driver for the next 26 years. Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Daryle Ann Trick, at home, sisters; Marie Mutschler of Raleigh of Raleigh, NY, Rose Bacon of Canton, Ruth Choate of Lawton, OK, Mary Rockwell of West Burlington, PA and Edna Moyer of Lakeland, FL; brothers, Robert Trick of Montoursville, PA, Albert Trick of Bloomsburg, Pa, Glenn and Grant Trick, both of Canton; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Bruce was preceded in death by a brother, Harry P. Trick, in 1995. funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on June 12 (11 am) with the Rev. Donald Raffensperger, Pastor of the West Burlington United Methodist Church, officiating. Memorials for the benefit of the family may be directed to Mary Rockwell, RR 3, Box 274, Troy, PA 16947 in Mr. Trick’s memory.
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Charles H. TUBBS, Melva Y. Charles H. Tubbs, 74, of Ulysses, PA, died Wednesday, August 9, 2006, in his home. Born April 9, 1932, in Sunderlinville, he was the son of John R. and Nora Belle Glover Tubbs. Melva Y. Tubbs, 70, of Ulysses, died Thursday, August 10, 2006, in Genesee, PA. Born March 22, 1936, in Sunderlinville, she was the daughter of Andrew and Clara Stiles Snay. They were married for 55 years. Charles was a self-employed welder and heavy equipment operator. Melva was a homemaker and mother. Together, they are survived by six sons, Charles M. (Linda) Tubbs of Ulysses, Barry (Eileen) Tubbs of Mills, PA, Wade (Janet) Tubbs of Harrison Valley, Tarry Tubbs of Linden, Marlin (Cynthia) Tubbs of Williamsport, and Earl Tubbs of Ulysses; seven daughters, Charlotte (George) Schweigart of Mills, M. Elaine (Eddie) Adams of Bolivar, NY, Valerie (William) McCaslin of Linden, Sonya (Merrald, Sr.) Amos of Holland, Lisa Adams of Richburg, NY, Lori Preston of Genesee, and Yvonne (Alan) Emerson of Wellsville, NY; 38 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Charles is survived by a brother, Stanley Tubbs of Gaines, PA; and three sisters, Genevieve Flynn of Osceola, PA, Kathryn Hillyard of Ulysses, and Margaret Schweigart of Westfield, PA. He was predeceased by two brothers, Winford Tubbs and Sidney Tubbs; and a sister, N. Marie Kibbe. Melva is survived by a brother, Milton Snay of Coudersport, PA; and two sisters, Mayme Stevens of North Bingham, PA and Mary McPherson of Sunderlinville, PA. She was predeceased by four sisters, Mildred Hanes, Madelyn Maude Terwilliger, Mayjol Monroe, and Margie Tubbs. Friends may call Sunday, August 13th, from 2–4 and 7–9 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday in the Ulysses United Methodist Church. The Rev. Deborah Watkins and the Rev. David Brelo will co-officiate. Burial will be Parker Hill Cemetery. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/12/06
ELLERY N. VANDEMARK, 69, of 108 West St., Athens, died Sunday morning, Jan. 9, 2005 at home, unexpectedly. He was born Feb. 6, 1935 in Sugar Run, Pa., the son of the late Raymond and Ethlyn Potter VanDeMark. Ellery was a graduate of Wyalusing Area High School, Class of 1953. He served with the U.S. Army, was employed at Piper Aircraft in Lock Haven, Pa., and then at Ingersoll-Rand as a machinist for 30 years. On July 18, 1959, he married the former Ann Burke in Wyalusing. He was an active member of the Finger Lakes Bottle Club. Ellery was an avid milk bottle collector since 1983. He enjoyed spending time researching and tracking his collection, which consisted of close to 1,000 bottles from Bradford County dairies. He followed high school wrestling very closely and enjoyed watching college and pro sports. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. He was predeceased by his sister, Eleanor Salsman. He is survived by: his wife of 45 years, Ann Burke VanDeMark, at home; four daughters, Kim and Jerry Jones of Cicero, N.Y., Denise and Scot Puffer of Horseheads, N.Y., Robin and Brian Pucci of Cicero and Carrie Soules of Syracuse, N.Y.; several grandchildren, Jillian Puffer, Heidi Jones, Justin Puffer, Holley Jones, Ryan Mantz, Christopher Mantz, Joshua Pucci and Briana Pucci; one brother and four sisters, Phyllis and Gary Seamans of Wyalusing, Carol and Larry Franklin of Laceyville, Pa., Neta and Skeet Repsher of Laceyville, David and Betsy VanDeMark of Sugar Run and Kathy and Jerry Lee of New Albany, Pa.; and aunts, uncles, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call Wednesday, Jan. 12 from 5-8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Vincent Langan of St. John Catholic Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ellery's honor to the American Red Cross, 37 N. Chemung St., Waverly, NY 14892; The Bradford County Historical Society, 109 Pine St., Towanda, or a charity of one's choice. Submitted by Carol Brotzman -Sayre Evening Times January 11, 2004
GARY DEAN VANDERPOOL, 36, of Mertztown, Pa., died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda as the result of injuries received in a motor vehicle accident in Wyalusing Township. Born April 3, 1966 in Allentown, Pa., he was the son of Mabel Kline Vanderpool and the late John James "Jack'' Vanderpool, Sr. Gary attended Wyalusing Valley High School and was employed by Mazzola's Restaurant in Trexlertown, Pa. Gary enjoyed the outdoors and liked to hunt and fish. He is survived by his mother, Mabel Kline Vanderpool of LeRaysville, two sisters and brothers in law, Dorothea and Clayton Smith of Kutztown, Pa.; and Catherine and James Biondo of Reading, Pa.; a brother, John James Vanderpool of LeRaysville, Pa.; three nieces and two nephews; and his fiancée, Antoinette "Toni" Geiger of Kutztown, Pa. He was predeceased in death by his father, John James "Jack" Vanderpool on Jan. 19, 1987. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002 at noon at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., in Towanda. Interment will follow in the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville, Pa. The family will receive friend one hour prior to the funeral service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Submitted by Carol Brotzman -Towanda Daily Review
GREGORY HOWARD VANDERPOOL, 39, of Towanda, Pa., died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born June 13, 1964, in Towanda, he was a son of Howard L. Vanderpool and Patricia Perry Vanderpool. Surviving are his sons, Gregory and Michael of Elmira, N.Y.; his mother and step-father, Patricia Perry Vanderpool and Eli Vanderpool of Waverly, N.Y.; his father and step-mother, Howard L. Vanderpool and Phyllis Vanderpool of Towanda; half-brothers, Douglas Vanderpool and his wife Betty Vanderpool of Monroeton, Terry Marshall of Towanda, Harold Vanderpool of Barton, N.Y., half-sisters, Milissa Humphrey of Waverly, N.Y., Tresa Vanderpool of Daytona Beach, Fla., maternal grandmother, Rose Perry of Waverly, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; a special niece, Danielle Vanderpool of Towanda; and his girlfriend, Lisa Beeman of Towanda. He was preceded in death by a step-sister, Valerie Vanderpool, on March 17, 1991, his paternal grandmother, Marie Vanderpool. Funeral services will be private. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
VANDYKE –MARY ELLEN VANDYKE TRACY, 69, of Rt. 34, Waverly, NY died Thursday, August 14, 2003, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a short illness. Born in Tyrone, NY on October 10, 1933, she was the daughter of Howard and Marjorie Rapalee VanDyke. She lived in this area most of her life. She enjoyed reading, crossword and jigsaw puzzles. Mary was predeceased by an infant daughter, Marcy Tracy; a sister, Madeline Tracy and a brother, Kenneth VanDyke. She is survived by her children, Marjorie Tracy and her companion, Edward Brown of Sayre, John H. Tracy and his companion, Bonnie Randall of Athens, Gerald L. Tracy of Waverly; and her grandchildren, Angela Randall of Athens, James and Candy Tracy of SanDiego, Calif., Kirk and Yvonne Tracy of Sayre and Ashley Randall of Waverly; seven great-grandchildren; her brothers and sisters, Pauline Hall of Waverly, Paul and Loretta VanDyke of East Athens, Larry and Debbie VanDyke of Sayre, Howard and Rhonda VanDyke of Ulster, Tracy and Grace VanDyke of Milan, and Harry VanDyke of Milan; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends may call Monday, Aug. 18, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, PA. A memorial service will follow in the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. with Rev. Vincent Cooper, Sr. officiating. –Towanda Daily Review
PAUL B. VANDYKE, 74, of Athens, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at home surrounded by his family. Born May 13, 1931, in Watkins Glen, N.Y., he was the son of the late Howard and Marjorie Rappalee VanDyke. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Paul served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean War. He was a member of the Haigh’s Pond Post 6824 VFW. He was a charter member of the Susquehanna Valley CHA since 1978. In 1985 he transferred to the Endless Mountain Chapter CHA, where he was currently serving as president. He was predeceased by his sisters, Madeline Tracy, Mary Tracy and Virginia VanDyke; and a brother, Kenneth VanDyke. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Loretta, at home; children, Ronald and Mary VanDyke of Athens, Cindy and Rick Barber of Waverly, N.Y., Wayne and Nancy VanDyke of Waverly, Thomas VanDyke of Athens, Virginia VanDyke of Nichols, N.Y., and Harold VanDyke of Dallas, Pa.; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; siblings Pauline Hall of Waverly, Larry VanDyke of Ridgebury, Howard VanDyke of Ulster, Tracy VanDyke of Ridgebury and Harry VanDyke of Ridgebury; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Vincent Cooper, a long-time friend, officiating. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa.
WHEELER –MARILYN W. TIDLOW, 67, wife of Jack M. Tidlow of 124 N. Elmira St., Athens died unexpectedly Thursday, February 10, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Born March 28, 1937 in Sayre she was the daughter of Harold E. Wheeler and the late Ella Daughtery Wheeler. Marilyn enjoyed entertaining friends by giving dinner parties; she also loved to dance, cook and shop for the grandkids. Marilyn was employed as librarian by the Spalding Memorial Library in Athens for over 25 years until her retirement. She was past president of Athens Borough Council for 8 years. She is survived by: her husband of 47 years, Jack M. Tidlow at home; her father, Harold E. Wheeler of Athens; her children Evelyn Tidlow and her companion, Bob Willey of Golden Valley, Minn., John Tidlow and his wife Andrea Tidlow of Abingdon, Va., James Tidlow and his wife Vicky Tidlow of Columbia Cross Roads, Mary Tidlow of Anchorage, Alaska; three grandchildren, Triesha, Graham and Jillian; brothers and sisters in law, Donald and Marilyn Wheeler of Sayre, Robert and Marie Wheeler of Nichols; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Athens United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald Anderson, pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri- Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed toward the purchase of books and special needs materials to the Spalding Memorial Library, 724 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. 18810 in Marilyn K. Tidlow's memory. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. –Evening Times Feb. 11, 2005
WHIPPLE –MRS. NETTIE WHIPPLE CANFIELD age 88, of the Highlands Care Center, in LaPorte, died on Sunday evening, June 27, 2004, at the Highlands. She was formerly of Athens and Meshoppen, Pa. Nettie was born in Laceyville (Tuscarora Township, Bradford County on our farm), on April 23, 1916, daughter of the late Earl J. and Myrtle Brotzman Whipple. She was a graduate of Laceyville High School, class of 1934. She was married to Frederick A. Canfield, June 24, 1936. They had their married life together in the Meshoppen area, until her husband died on Feb. 12, 1975. She assisted her husband in the working of their farm. She had also been employed as a seamstress, in Meshoppen, and she was later a cook, at Hitchcock's Restaurant, in Laceyville. While in the Meshoppen area, she was an active member of the South Auburn United Methodist Church, for many years. She was also a Sunday school teacher and a member of the W.S.C.S. While in the Athens area, after moving there in 1983, she became a member of the Athens United Methodist Church. Nettie was a 50-year member of the South Auburn Grange No. 1188, and a past member of the Rebecca Lodge of Laceyville, Pa. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Joseph Colegrove of Laceyville; two sons and daughters-in-law; Tracey and Janet Canfield of Meshoppen, Pa., and Cleon and Patricia Canfield of Laceyville; three sisters, Mrs. Lelia Carpenter of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Betty Bishop of Springville, Pa., and Mrs. Earline Dockins of Alta, Ga.; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence Whipple, LeRoy Whipple and Ora Whipple. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 1, at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with the Rev. Don Sutherland of the Athens United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville. Family and friends may call at the funeral home, on Wednesday evening, from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial contributions to the South Auburn United Methodist Church, C/O Mrs. Bea Gardner of RR2, Box 165B, Meshoppen, Pa. 18630. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. –Towanda Daily Review
WIGAL –JOANN (WIGAL WELLER) MCGEE. On the morning of Wednesday, June 30, 2004, the Lord called home one of His devoted servants. Well-known Canton Borough resident Joann (Wigal Weller) McGee died quietly after a brief stay at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was 65 years of age. Born Dec. 12, 1938, in Aliquippa, Pa., she was the daughter of Harry and Grace (Keefer) Wigal. She was married to her first husband, Larry Weller, in 1963, and they resided in Harrisville, Pa. Together they raised a son, as well as Larry's two daughters, and were together until Larry's passing in 1992. About 1980 Joann accepted a position as a cook at Benetti's Nursing Home in Harrisville. Later, she worked at the Ridgmont Nursing Home in Ridgway, Pa. In January of 1994 Joann married Henry McGee, who died in August of 1995. In 2000 she retired and moved to Bradford County, settling in Canton. Although she came to town as a complete stranger Joann quickly endeared herself to everyone she met. She was well-known on the streets of Canton as being that cheerful lady with a big smile, out for her morning walk. Joann was a genuine people person. Never content to sit back and watch the world go by, she constantly, and most generously, gave of her time and energy to all in need. She was a familiar face as a volunteer at the Canton Senior Citizens Center. She served as a foster grandparent at the House of Hope in Canton. Blessed with an ear for music, and a beautiful voice, Joann made music and dancing a big part of her life. She was an active member of the Canton Music Club, and sang with the choir at Canton Ecumenical Parish, where she worshiped regularly. Joann's unwavering faith in the Lord was at the very foundation of her life. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Franklin, Pa., and though while in Canton she attended the Ecumenical Parish, Joann was well-known in virtually all area churches. In recent months, due to a physical infirmity, Joann was unable to sing with the choir at the church. Today she sings in the very presence of the Lord. Joann is survived by her son, Thomas (and Theresa) Weller of Shunk; step-daughters Larrie Lee "Cooki" (and Steve) Craig of Emlenton, Pa. and Cheryl Weller of St. Petersburg, Fla.; stepson Doug McGee of Venango County, Pa.; sister, Mary Louise Bennett and special niece Donna Bennett, both of Ambridge, Pa.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Larry Weller and Henry McGee. Calling hours will be held Friday, July 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Canton Ecumenical Parish, 43 N. Center St., Canton. A celebration of her life will be conducted at 4 p.m., with Pastor Dean Walrath of the Ecumenical Parish and Rev. Tom Blackall, pastor of the First Christian Church of Alba, officiating. A graveside service and interment will be held Saturday, July 3, at 1 p.m. at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Aliquippa, Pa. Contributions in Joann's memory may be directed to the House of Hope, 132 W. South Ave., Canton, Pa. 17724. Professional services have been entrusted to the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. –Towanda Daily Review
WILCOX –MRS. JUNE M. TRUESDALE age 84, of RR3, Box 3426, Laceyville, PA, formerly of Washington St., Meshoppen, died on Tuesday evening, Aug. 3, 2004 at the Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. Born on Sugar Hill, Bradford County, on June 8, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Ephraim and Mildred Fenton Wilcox. Mrs. Truesdale was the wife of the late Raymond Truesdale, who died on Jan. 18, 1993. Mrs. Truesdale was a graduate of the Wyalusing High School, Class of 1938, after which she was a seamstress, working at clothing factories, retiring from Meshoppen Manufacturing in 1992 after working there for 23 years. She was a member of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, secretary of the WSCS for 35 years and a member of the Meshoppen Senior Citizens Club. Surviving are a stepson and his wife, William and Carolyn Truesdale of Ft. Worth, TX; a daughter-in-law, Nelda Truesdale, Ft. Worth, TX; a brother, Fenton Wilcox, Towanda; four sisters, Betty Marbaker, Retta, Mary Shatinsky and long-time companion, Pete Brozonis, with whom she lived, Laceyville, Charlotte Anderson, Wyalusing and Lil Jayne of Laceyville; five grandchildren and 21 nieces and nephews also survive. Besides her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by a stepson, Wyoming County Sheriff Robert Truesdale; a sister, Ruth Startzel and four brothers, Oliver Wilcox, Ephraim Wilcox, Louis Wilcox and Fayette Wilcox. Funeral and committal services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, with Rev. Sandra L. Yerton of the church and Rev. William Nelson of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Overfield Cemetery in Meshoppen. Family and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 12 noon until the time of the service. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, Church St., Meshoppen, PA. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. Wyalusing Rocket August 5, 2004
ROBERT ‘BOB’ WILCOX, 75, well known resident of West Franklin, Pa. (Granville Summit RR1), died on July 7, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Robert Dewitt Wilcox was born in Lebanon, N.Y. on Feb. 14, 1931. He was the only son of the late Dewitt and Katherine (Shedden) Wilcox. Bob grew up in the Windfall area and later graduated from the Towanda High School class of 1949. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1950 and proudly served our country during the Korean War receiving his honorable discharge in April or 1954. On July 13, he married the former Marilyn Greene at the Leroy Baptist Church. Bob possessed a strong work ethic all his life and was a well-known “jack of all trades”. Shortly following his discharge from the Navy the young couple established a dairy farm in the Franklindale area. Together, with Marilyn by his side, they saw to the daily operation of the farm and raised six children. He later worked as a carpenter and most recently sold and serviced farm equipment until his retirement. Bob will be remembered as being a very knowledgeable horseman. Horses were his passion, especially quarter horses. He loved to participate in shows and was quite often asked to act as a judge. He proudly passed that respect and knowledge of horses on to his children and grandchildren. Robert was a member of the former Franklin Methodist Church. He served as treasurer for the Towanda Valley Creamery and the Monroe-Franklin School. He was a Franklin Twp. Auditor, president of the Trail Duster Saddle Club in Canton and President of the North Pennsylvania Horse Club. Robert’s memberships included; The American, Pennsylvania and Keystone Quarter Horse Associations and the N.Y.-Pa. Stallion Association where he served as a director. Bob enjoyed life to its fullest and was happiest when in the presence of his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. He loved people and always made everyone feel welcome. Bob loved traveling and enjoyed trips to the Western part of the United States. Surviving are: his wife of nearly 54 years Marilyn, six children, David Wilcox of Granville Summit, Dennis Wilcox of Sylvania, Donna Wilcox of Granville Summit, Darin (Carol) Wilcox of Mt. Laurel, N.J., Darcy (Lori) Wilcox of Shelby, Ala. And Damon Wilcox of Bountiful, Utah, granddaughters, Michele Wilcox of Big Oaks Valley, Calif., Miranda Wilcox of Sylvania and Hannah Wilcox of Logan, Utah, step-grandchildren, Jodi Weber of Va., Ashley and Justin Moats of Ala., sisters, Nellie Schrader of Burlington and Alice (Fred) Kozakovski of Cooperstown, Pa. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Doris Marie Wilcox, sisters Doris Marie Wilcox and Millie Briggs and a brother-in-law, Floyd “Junior” Schrader. Friends may call from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Friday, July 14 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., Canton. The memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Wilcox’s family suggests that those who wish make donations to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio. –Towanda Daily Review
LOWELL ‘PUNK’ WILLIAMS, 59, longtime resident of Canton, Pa., and most recently of Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella, died early Tuesday morning, Aug. 15, 2006. He fought a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease and his beloved children were by his side as his health declined. Lowell Alan Williams was born in Estella, Pa., on Oct. 7, 1946. He was a son of Marjorie Hartford Hickok and was raised by the late James and Lila (Leonard) Hartford. “Punk,” to family and friends, was a 1964 graduate of Sullivan County High School. He served with the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran. In earlier years, Punk was employed by Troy’s McClure Motor Co. and the Jones & Brague Mining Company. He later worked for Rockwell’s Feed Mill in Canton as a truck driver before his illness in 1999. He was a member of the Eldredsville Fire Company, Canton’s VFW Lodge 714 and Sons of the American Legion Post 303. He was a lifetime member of the Canton Innes Hose Company. Punk cherished his kids, and their well-being was most important in his life. Every day the love they shared gave him strength to try to beat his illness. Feeling blessed to have his children, Punk never worried about himself. He was always ready to lend a helping hand and would take time out to help in the community if he could. Punk enjoyed sports, especially Canton Warrior Football and watching Sunday football, baseball or NASCAR racing. Surviving are his mother, Marjorie of Florida; two children; Angela (Jason) Richmond of Muncy Valley and Andrew (Jennifer) Williams of Pitman, N.J.; an adored special granddaughter, Emily Christine Williams; four brothers, Earl (Sandy) Hartford and Harlan (Connie) Hartford, all of Canton, and Lawrence (Neva) Hartford and Reed (Janice) Hartford, all of Shunk; four sisters, Sharon Herbert of Pittston, Bena Clark of Troy, Carlene Vanaman of Florida and Connie Cutler of Palmyra, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Brenda Hartford Higley and Mary Hartford, both of Canton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his grandparents, Mr. Williams was predeceased by six brothers; Glen, Dean, Robert, Dale and James Hartford and Charles Eckman. The family invites friends to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the funeral and military honors services following. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Canton’s Fire Dept., P.O. Box 72, or VFW at P.O. Box 74, Canton, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
WILLIAMS –MARGIE E. WILLIAMS YORK, 86, of Ridley Park, Pa., died Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at Taylor Hospital, Ridley Park. Born in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Harry B. and Mae P. Faldon Williams. She had resided in Ridley Park for 35 years. She was a former resident of Sayre. She had been employed as director of the Red Shield Lounge, Servicemen's Center, Philadelphia Airport, for 18 years before retiring in 1988. She had previously been employed as a receptionist at Guthrie Clinic in Sayre from 1963-1970. She was a member of the Salvation Army in Philadelphia and the First Church of God in Sayre. She was awarded the Public Service Commendations from the U.S. Coast Guard and was recognized many times by other branches of the military for her work with service members and their families. Mrs. York dedicated her life to helping military personnel and their families. She is survived by: a son, William R. York of Crownsville, Md.; daughter, Rheannen Williams of Fairhaven, Mass.; twin sister, Mae P. Smith of Roxborough, Pa.; brothers, Robert Williams of Cary, N.C., Richard Williams of Long Meadow, Mass., and Raymond Williams and Herbert Williams, both of Springfield, Mass.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Harry Williams. Funeral services will be private. Memorial donations may be directed to the First Church of God, 416 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. Arrangements are under the direction of the White-Luttrell Funeral Home, Ridley Park. Submitted by Carol Brotzman –Evening Times March 23, 2005.
AARON N. VANDERPOOL, 83, died Saturday, July 10, 2004 at Tioga Nursing Home, Waverly, N.Y. Born Dec. 16, 1920 in Towanda, he was the son of the late Delbert and Theresa Vanderpool. He worked at the A&P Plant in Horseheads, N.Y. for 17 years. Mr. Vanderpool enjoyed woodworking and fishing. He enjoyed being around his family. He will be sadly missed by everyone. He is survived by his wife, Wilda Seymore Vanderpool; two daughters, Sheila Bump of Athens and Lois Swackhamer of Towanda; eight grandchildren, Lisa Jensen and her husband Dave of Ulster, Kevin Bump of Athens, Tina Bump of Athens, Shane Swackhamer of Monroeton, Bart Swackhamer of Sayre, Gwen Schmeckenbecher of Towanda, Dean Vanderpool of Troy and Stephen Vanderpool of Florida; nine great-grandchildren, Justin and Stevie-Lynn Ellears, Mindy Bump, Brooklyn and Cody Schmeckenbecher, Zacheriah Blackwell, Courtney Stranger and Celina and Cassie Swackhamer and two dear friends Jerry and Helen Ousterout. Mr. Vanderpool was predeceased by his first wife, Martha Bailey Vanderpool; an infant son, Larry Vanderpool; a brother, Sonny Vanderpool; a sister, Silverett Vanderpool; granddaughter, Billy Sue Stranger; son-in-law; George Bump and stepson; Edward Vanderpool. A private funeral service will be held in the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St. Waverly, N.Y. Submitted by Carol Brotzman –Towanda Daily Review
COACH GLENN R. VARNEY, 69, of 100 Byrd Drive, Dunn, N.C., died April 24, 2005, at the home of Faye Upchurch of 708 E. Morris Circle, following a long battle with cancer. Born in Powell on May 23, 1935, he was the son of the late Ira D. Varney and Dorothy Marguerite Varney. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Sarah Allen and Edna Richley. He was an outstanding football and baseball player for his high school, in Towanda, and later attended Elon University, at Elon, N.C., on a football scholarship. While at Elon he lettered four years in football and was selected to the All Conference team for three years. After graduation from Elon in 1959, he was a teacher and coach at Dunn High School for 35 years, where he taught social studies and driver training in addition to his many coaching responsibilities. He was widely known as “Coach” to his players, students and fellow coaches, as he coached not only football but baseball and women’s basketball. On Nov. 11, 2004, the Dunn Area Kickoff Association bestowed upon Coach Varney the prestigious Pat Pope memorial “Heart of a Champion” award and honored him as a coaching legend. His lifetime hobby was collecting coins, clocks, handguns, rifles and cars and making money. He was a pilot, water skier, mechanic and welder and he developed and built several firewood splitters used in his wood business. Glenn Varney is survived by a sister, Amelia Varney Kiet of New York City; brothers, John H. Varney of Powell and Dr. Harry “Sid” Varney of Columbia, S.C.; and three nieces and five nephews. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on April 26 at the First Presbyterian Church in Dunn, with Dr. David Sherrod officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Skinner and Smith Funeral Home, Dunn. The Varney family expresses their thanks, appreciation and deep gratitude for the support and care given by friends and especially those attending to the Coach during his long illness. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Coach Varney Scholarship Fund, in care of Mike McLeon, 209 S. Wilson Ave., Dunn, N.C. 28334. Contributed by Carol Brotzman
CLARA M. WALTMAN, age 57 of Dushore RR2, PA, died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 17, 2005 as a result of an automobile accident. She was born on Feb. 10, 1948 in Towanda, a daughter of Ivan and Mae Teeter Waltman. Prior to her retirement, Clara was a nurse. She had lived most of her life in the Bradford County area. She was a member of the New Albany Baptist Church. She served as president of the Bradford County Women’s Baptist Association, was on the Parish Council, was a devotional speaker and also involved in prison ministry. Her love of children and the outdoors inspired her to be a day camp director. She was actively involved in the White Deer Baptist Camp and the His Thousand Hills Camp and served as day camp director and camp nurse. For two-and-a-half years, she had served the American Baptist Association as a missionary to the Winnebago Indians. Clara had also been involved in coaching a youth softball league. She leaves surviving her mother, Mae Waltman and her husband, Norman, of New Albany; sisters and their husbands, Judy and Herb Pennoyer of Chester, NJ, Eloise and Keith Corson of New Albany, Lucille and Karl Morganstern of Little Valley, NY, Helen and Kevin Ferris of New Albany and Linda Waltman of Grand Rapids, MI and by five nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Monday, March 21 at 11 a.m. in the New Albany Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronald Troup, her pastor, officiating. Friends and family called on Sunday evening, March 20 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Monday, March 21 at the New Albany Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Albany Parish, c/o Camping Scholarship Fund, Box 19, New Albany, PA in Clara Waltman’s memory. Contributed by Carol Brotzman –Wyalusing Rocket 3/24/2005
WHITE RICHARD B and FLORA N. (FOSTER) WHITE. Richard M. White, age 89 and Flora N. (Foster) White, age 86 died recently in Zephyrhills, FL. Mr. White was born September 1, 1917 and died on June 16, 2006. Mrs. White was born in East Troy on April 23, 1920 and died on June 29, 2006. They had been married for 68 years. Mrs. White was predeceased by her parents Clarence and Lucy (Green) Foster, sisters, Mary Darrow and Arlene Shoemaker, and brother, Clarence Foster, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. White are surviving by their children; Kenneth (FL), Martha (NJ), Daniel (HI), and George of Lowman, NY, and Mrs. White’s brother, Phillip Foster (TN). Local survivors are nieces Linda Leonard of Gillett and Donna Rae Stiner of Wellsboro. There are 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. White lived in East Troy, Sullivanville, NY, Waneta Lake, NY and Zephyrhills, FL. According to Mr. and Mrs. White’s wishes, there will be no services. (Cremated) –Canton Independent Sentinel
WOODRUFF –MRS. IRENE A. BROWN age 84, of Colonial Towers, Apt. 206, Towanda, Pa., died at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda on Friday morning, May 26, 2000 after a long illness. Born in LeRaysville on, she was the daughter of the late Burt and Elizabeth Frisbie Woodruff. Mrs. Brown, along with her husband, owned and operated the Shady Nook Restaurant in New Albany from 1957 until 1973. She was a member of the Franklindale Christian Church and was a member of the Colonial Towers Senior Citizens Band of Towanda. She is survived by her husband, Robert D. (Bob) Brown, to whom she was married for 52 years, celebrating their anniversary on March 31; a daughter and son-in-law, Clara M. and Donald Gowin of New Albany; a sister Mrs. Marie VanDeMark of Laceyville; two brothers and their spouses, Ralph and Pam Woodruff of Laceyville and Gerald and Veda Woodruff of Wyalusing; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Roberta Elizabeth Shrimp, and four sisters, Vera Salsman, Kathryn White, Gertrude Salsman and Bernita Snyder. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 30 at 1 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. Craig Merritt of the Franklindale Christian Church and Rev. Dennis Fox, of Ohio, officiating. Interment was in the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville. Family and friends called at the funeral home on Monday evening, May 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. Submitted by Carol Brotzman -Towanda Daily Review Nov. 7, 2003
RONALD L. ‘SMILEY’ WOODWARD age 65, died Wednesday evening at his home. (died November 5, 2003) Born June 24, 1938 in Canton, Pa., he was a son of the late Arch and Anna Greenway Woodward. Smiley was a mechanic/welder with Hogslat in Newton Grove. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Princeton. The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. immediately prior to the funeral. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Brown Woodward, son, Ron Woodward, Jr. and his wife, Linda of Princeton, brothers, Jack Woodward of Leesburg, Fla., and Lee Woodward of Troy, Pa., sisters, Ida Morgridge of Williamsport, Pa., Ruth Woodward of Pittsburgh, Pa., Alice Dunbar of Canton, Pa., and Doris Fisher of Hazelton, Pa., three grandchildren, Lynnelle Janney and her husband, Lee of Hope Mills, N.C., Jason Woodward of Goldsboro and Shawna Woodward of Princeton and father-in-law, Raymond H. Brown of Binghamton, N.Y. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial and Tributes Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
YATES –MARION ANN ‘SIS’ YATES FENTON, 64, wife of Harrison F. Fenton, Sr. of RR3, Wyalusing (Orwell Township), PA, died on Friday evening, Sept. 17, 2004 in Orwell Township. Born June 7, 1940 in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Marjorie Smith Yates. Marion was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1958. She was employed by the Bradford County Manor for 20 years, retiring in 2001. She was a member of the Vigilante Engine Co. Auxiliary, Rome, Towanda American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 42, Skiff-Bower VFW Post 1536 Auxiliary, Sayre and was a social member of the Sons of Italy in Sayre. She enjoyed bingo and cards with family and friends. Surviving are her husband of 43 years, Harrison F. Fenton, Sr., at home; sons, Brian Fenton of Wyalusing RR3, Randy and his wife, Teresa Fenton of Wyalusing; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Paul Houton of New York State and Robin and Bruce Cron of Florida; stepsons and spouses, Vern and Barb Fenton, Kevin and Wanda Fenton, Ralph and Debbie Fenton, Harold and Janice Fenton, Harris and Janet Fenton and David Fenton; stepdaughters and spouses, Carrie Ann and Warren Arnold, Doris Spencer, Irene and John Young, Rachel Jackson, Patty and Steven Tyler and Reta and Rick Denley, Bernice and Chuck May, Kim Yates and Lisa Parker; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert L. and Lyle Yates, both of Standing Stone, William Yates and Wanda Benjamin of Liberty Corners; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ernest and Dotti Yates, Potterville, Edward and Mary Yates, Towanda, Ronald and Dawn Yates, Standing Stone; sisters, Lillian Vanderpool of Athens, Darlene Yates and Richie Leighton, Monroeton, Amanda Johnson, Athens, Shirley Fulton, Rome RR1, Colleen Yates and James Leighton of Standing Stone; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marilyn and Frank Horton of Rome, Rosemary and Fred Sites, Towanda and Kristina and Robert Robinson of Wysox; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert L. Yates, Sr. on May 20, 1982; her mother, Marjorie L. Smith Yates on Oct. 7, 1994; two brothers, Lewis Dale Yates on May 19, 1966 and Walter Sidney Yates, Sr. on March 8, 1991 and a sister, Kathleen Lois Johnson on April 20, 2001. The funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Helen Learn, pastor of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church, officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the charity of one’s choice in Marion Yates Fenton’s memory. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman. Wyalusing Rocket Sept. 23, 2004
TERESA ‘TERI-ANN’ YODER, 32 of Mansfield died Sunday, August 13, 2006 in Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. She was born July 30, 1974 in Williamsport. She was the daughter of Terry Ray and Beverly Gernert Yoder. Teri-Ann graduated from New Covenant Academy in 1994 and attended the Church of the New Covenant. She was employed by Partners in Progress. Teri-Ann was a member of the Hillside Rod & Gun Club, the Arnot Sportsmen’s Club, Liberty VFW, former member of Corey Creek Golf Club and she enjoyed playing the piano and swimming in Special Olympics and her cell phone. Survivors are: her parents of Mansfield; paternal grandparents, Arnold and Jane Yoder of Florida; maternal grandmother, Wanita Gernert, Troy; paternal uncles and aunts, Mike and Mindy Yoder, Mansfield, William and Kathy Yoder of Florida, Greg and Julie Yoder, Liverpool; maternal uncles and aunts Kenneth and Carolyn Gernert of Troy, Norma and Paul Bellows of Canton, William and Carolyn Gernert, Columbia Cross Roads; and numerous cousins. She is also survived by her extended family of 41 First Street in Mansfield; her Godmother, Sara Alexander, God sister, Lynn (Spencer) Waite and God brother, Kenneth Alexander. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on August 19 from 11 to 1 at the Church of the New Covenant, Mansfield. A memorial service will immediately follow with Pastor Kevin Garman officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Teri-Ann’s name to Martha Lloyd Services, 41 First Street, Mansfield, PA. The Jackquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield is assisting the family with arrangements. –Canton Independent Sentinel
ZEPP –MARY LYNNE GROOVER, 63, of Ogdensburg, (Canton RR2), died while surrounded by her loving family during the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at her home. Mary Lynne was born in Elmira, N.Y. on June 25, 1940, a daughter of the late Leonard C. and Mary I. (Connor) Zepp. She graduated from Southside High School in 1958 and later received her Diploma of Nursing from Arnot Ogden School of Nursing in 1961. On May 5, 1967, she married her beloved Charles A. Groover in Elmira. The couple settled in Ogdensburg and were blessed with four children. Mary Lynne enjoyed working as a registered nurse for many area facilities including the Blossburg, Troy and Williamsport Hospitals and was most recently employed with the Susquehanna Health Care System. She was recognized with the “Outstanding Nurse Award” presented by the Williamsport Hospital. In earlier years Mary Lynne was chosen as a Nursing Ambassador to Switzerland from the city of Elmira and state of New York. Mary Lynne was an active member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ. She helped and taught Bible School, played the church’s organ, sang with the church choir and the Hill Top Trio. She also was a member and volunteered for the American Red Cross. Mary Lynne enjoyed quilting, reading, music of all kinds, working in her flower beds, traveling and sight seeing. She was a collector of bells and unique rocks; always sifting and digging for fossilized shark’s teeth or maybe a precious gem. Surviving are her husband, Charles A. Groover at home; four children: daughter, Anita Groover-Smith (Steven Smith) and granddaughter Erica of Lewistown; daughters, Jennie Groover of Frederick, Md. and Sheila Groover of Sayre and son Charles L. Groover of Westland, Mich.; a sister, Laurie Zepp of Red Creek, N.Y.; two brothers, Lee Zepp and family of Pine City, N.Y. and John Zepp and family of Windsor, Conn.; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and many wonderful friends and neighbors. The family invites friends to attend a celebration of Mary Lynne’s life on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m., at the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, with the Pastors Bill Shepherd and Duane Taylor officiating. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Ogdensburg Church of Christ Choir, RR 1, Box 168 Roaring Branch, PA or the Laurel Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St. Wellsboro, PA. Arrangements are in the care of Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. Submitted by Carol Brotzman -Elmira Star Gazette