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.
ALEXANDER –SHARON (ALEXANDER) HOLMES, 60 of Pompano Beach, FL and formerly of Canton died peacefully while surrounded by her four sons on Friday Oct. 31, 2003 at North Broward Hospital in Florida. Born on Aug. 22, 1943 in Canton, Sharon was a daughter of the late Lowell and Catherine (Burr) Alexander. She is survived by four sons, Brion Holmes of Port Orange, FL, Shawn Holmes of Pompano, FL, Tra and Shane Holmes both of Pompano Beach, FL; two grandchildren, Cory and Monet Holmes, a brother and sister-in-law, Norm and Sharon Alexander of Canton and a sister and brother-in-law, Darlene and Robert Williams of Troy. Funeral arrangements are in the care of her family in Florida. –Towanda Daily Review
ALLEN –ANN L. KELLY of Laceyville RD 1 died Thursday evening, Jan. 21, 1989 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre following a long illness. Born in Troy, Pa. April 2, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Harry and Nettie Mae Allen. She was employed by the Allied Bendix Corp. at S. Montrose from 1959 until 1983 when she retired due to ill health. In her spare time she enjoyed playing Bingo. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Nettie and David Heller of Black Walnut, Laceyville RD; a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Susan Woodruff of Laceyville RD 1; six sisters; Mrs. Paul (Cora) Roby and Mrs. William (Martha) Chzran, both of Troy; Mrs. Clay (Florence) Harris of Laceyville, Mrs. Dee (Betty) Perry of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Joseph (Geraldine) Kilmer of Cortland, N.Y. and Mrs. Dorothy Rathbun of Indiantown, Fla.; two brothers, George Allen of Herrickville and Donald Allen of Fleetwood, Pa; six grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, Harry Allen in 1986 and Carl Allen in 1976. The funeral service will be held Monday, Jan. 25 at noon from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville with Father Richard Dietrick of Green, N.Y. officiating. Interment will be in the Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Laceyville Ambulance Association or the Wyoming County Cancer Society. –Towanda Daily Review
ALLEN –KATHRYN C. BROWN, 68 of Rove RR 3 died on July 31, 1982 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following a brief illness. She was born on Aug. 28, 1923 in Barclay Mountain, Pa., the daughter of Russell and Mary (Mosier) Allen. Kathryn was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting and gardening. She was predeceased by her husband, John H. Brown in 1988 and a daughter, Mona Parks in 1991. She is survived by her daughters, Rose Mary Manuel of New Albany; and Betty Bickham of Sayre; a brother, Eldon Allen of S. Waverly; sisters, Beatrice VanSickle of Potterville; Clara Schmidt of Ind., and Viola Schults of Mich.; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday from the Funeral Chapel, Nichols with John P. Easton, pastor of the United Methodist Church officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
ALLEN –MRS. ZADA B. MAPES, 84 formerly of the 1800 block of Lycoming Creek Road died April 25, 1984 at Sycamore Manor. Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Sidney A., Williamsport; three daughters, Mrs. Marcella Hiller; Trucksville; Mrs. Nina Fisher, Alexandria, La. And Mrs. Shirley Ludwig, Williamsport; two brothers, Carl and Leon Allen both in Florida; a sister, Mrs. Effie Ande, Riverside, Calif.; 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
PHILLIP F. ALLEN, 88 formerly of Canton, PA and Elmira, NY areas died March 15, 2004 at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington, PA. Born on April 8, 1915 in Tuscarora Township, NY he was a son of the late Bert and Lela (Rouse) Allen. In earlier years he enjoyed farming. He was later employed by Corning Glass for many years until retiring. On December 11, 1976, Phil and Virginia (Bailey) were married at the United Methodist Church in Burlington. They maintained a winter home in Brooksville, FL for over 20 years until unable to travel. Mr. Allen was a former member of the Canton Calvary Alliance Chapel and attended the Burlington United Methodist Church until ill health prevented his attendance. He loved fishing and gardening. He also enjoyed making craft projects, especially macramé. Surviving are his wife, Virginia, Bradford County Manor; step-daughters, Shelby (Dale) Krise, Canton; Iona (Darwin) Slater, Burlington; step-son, Llewellyn (Eleanor) Brown, Gillett; sister, Gertrude Root, Wellsboro; brother, Fred Allen, Green Meadows Personal Care Home, Painted Post, NY; several step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Allen was predeceased by his first wife Doris Allen in 1975 and a brother, Arthur in 2003. A private funeral and committal service will be held at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook drive, Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Elk Creek Cemetery, Borden, NY. –Canton Independent Sentinel
AMES –MARGARET E. AUSTIN, 68, Elmira died suddenly, February 28, 1999 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Born in Blossburg, August 24, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Ruth (Davis) Ames. She was a member of the Elmira Wesleyan Church, a retiree of the F.M. Howell and Co., was employed with the Rainbow Day Care Center, Elmira Heights. Surviving are: daughters, Barbara McLaughlin (Greg) Miller, Cayuga, NY and Linda and James Congdon, Millport, NY; grandchildren, Kimberly Breese, Robert Congdon and Beth Congdon; step-great-granddaughter, Jenna Breese, several brothers and sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law, Frederick J. Austin, Los Angeles, CA and Elwin Austin, Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law, Doris Russell and Jane (Donald) Rockwell, Pine City, NY; Mary Lou (Philip) Parsons, Canton, Edna (Donald) Schmick, Horseheads, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, loving husband, Robert L. Austin in 1981. The funeral service was held from the Olthof Funeral Home, March 3, 1999 with the Rev. Edward Crandall of the Elmira Wesleyan Church officiating. Interment will be in the Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY at the convenience of her family. –Canton Independent Sentinel
VIRGIL E. ‘V.J.’ ANDERSON, 55 life-long resident of Ralston died as the result of a motor vehicle accident, February 1, 2002. Born September 30, 1945 he was a son of the late Virgil and Juanita Woodward Anderson. In earlier years he was employed by the Mass Truss Co. in Trout Run and by the Brooks Lumber Co. in Ralston until ill health no longer permitted. Mr. Anderson was a member of the Red Run Rod & Gun Club, Ralston. He was a likeable person who was blessed with many friends, enjoyed nature, the outdoors and loved to fish and camp. He had a "green thumb’ and enjoyed gardening and growing houseplants. He also loved to dance. Surviving are daughters and a son; Jacqueline Lentz, Patricia Burkman, Kourtney Meuse, Virgil Anderson; grandchildren, Logan Burkman and Cameron Anderson; sisters, Carletta Barlow, Ralston; Lillian Guthrie, Gleason; Sue Hagemeyer, Ralston; Valerie Vargo, Delaware; Pamela Sechrist, Sylvania; brothers, Lloyd Anderson, Moosic; John Anderson, Ralston; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Graveside service was held February 4 at the Pennsdale Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to P.O. Box 83, Ralston, PA in Mr. Anderson’s memory. Arrangements were in the care of Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel
EDGAR J. ‘EDDIE’ ARBOGAST, 42, Inglewood, CA formerly of Covington died April 1, 1988 in the Robert F. Kennedy Medical Center in California. Mr. Arbogast was born April 20, 1945 in Covington the son of C. Clifford Arbogast, Blossburg and Gwen E. Arbogast, Williamsport. He was an employee of Hughes Aircraft Corp. in California, an aerospace company where he was the head of computer operations, computer aided manufacturing and manufacturing division. He was recently given the Frog Award, the highest possible award given in his division. Surviving besides his mother and father, are his wife, Monglan Nguyan Arbogast, formerly of Viet Nam; two daughters, Helen and Thuy; two sons, John and Phong all residing at home; two brothers, Charles, Blossburg and Walter, Long Beach, CA; sister, Virginia Ogden, Covington; six nieces; one nephew; and a step-mother, Ivah Arbogast, Blossburg. Burial was April 7 in Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, CA. The family request blood contributions to the Red Cross in the name of Edgar J. Arbogast. They need to repay 14 units of blood. –Canton Independent Sentinel
JAMES ‘JUNIOR’ AUSTIN, 48 well known Ralston resident died very unexpectedly August 10, 2002. Born on December 5, 1953 in Blossburg he was the son of the late James and Vesta Marie (Day) Austin. He grew up on his family’s farm in Ogdensburg and attended Canton schools. He was a hard worker and dedicated employee of the Ward Foundry in Blossburg for over 25 years, rarely missing a day of work. Mr. Austin was active in the Ralston community. Memberships included the Ralston United Methodist Church and the Poor Boys Paradise Hunting Club of Union Twp. He also was a newly appointed McIntyre Township Supervisor. He was a friendly and outgoing man; enjoyed visiting with friends and was the type of person always willing to offer a helping hand. He loved his family dearly and took his responsibilities very seriously. He appreciated nature and enjoyed time spent fishing and hunting. Surviving are his loving wife of 32 years, Bonnie at home; children, James Austin III, Ogdensburg; Bonnie Bonnell, Ralston, Betty Morehort, South Williamsport; grandchildren, Toni and Derek Bonnell, Steven Mayer and Hunter Austin; a brother and sister-in-law, Dennis (Kathy) Austin, Ralston; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barb (Jim) Vroman, Ogdensburg, Alice (Bob) Saar, Ralston, Betty Austin, Buttonwood, Beverly Johnson, Troy; his mother-in-law, Velma Woodward, Ralston; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends and faithful dog, "Chico". The funeral was held August 14 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive with Pastor Phyllis Hunter and Pastor Francis Montgomery officiating. Burial was in the Pennsdale Cemetery. The family suggests those who wish may direct memorials in Mr. Austin’s name to the Ralston United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 35, Ralston, PA. Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral home, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel
AUSTIN –RUBY OPHELIA BEBBLE, 96, died July 14, 1995 at her home in Harrington, ME. She was born December 20, 1898 in Roaring Branch the daughter of Leroy G. and Blanche (Tebo) Austin. Mrs. Bebble taught school and served as school principal in Pennsylvania. After moving to Connecticut in 1933, Mrs. Bebble ran a boarding house and later became a successful businesswoman with Stanley Home Products, serving as area manager for Southern Connecticut. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul James Bebble and three brothers, Roscoe, Robert and Ralph Austin. Mrs. Bebble is survived by her children; Joyce Sawyer, Harrington, ME, Gene Bebble and his wife Rose, Jupiter, FL, Sandra Brown, Warren, ME; two sisters, Fanny Good, Canton and Ruth Thompson, Roaring Branch; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services and burial will be scheduled in Milford, CT at a later date. Gifts in her memory may be made to Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, 168 Broad Street, Milford, CT. Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, Belfast. –Canton Independent Sentinel
LARRY CONGDON AVERY age 63 died at Riverside Community Hospital on December 9, 2002. Mr. Avery was a long-time resident of Riverside, CA, but was born in Elmira, NY and attended Horseheads High School. He served four years in the Air Force, his last assignment being March Air Force Base in Riverside. He was employed at Alumax Aluminum for over 30 yrs. Mr. Avery is survived by his wife, Emma Louise of Riverside; a son, Blaine of Riverside; a daughter, Stacy of Leavenworth, KS; a daughter, Shelly Crowe of Goodman, MO, and a step-daughter, Julie Hiatt of Riverside. He is also survived by his parents, LaMar "Bert" and Pauline Avery of Cayuta, NY, two brothers, Llewellyn of Cayuta, NY, and Daryl of Ithaca, NY; three sisters; Charlene Griffin of Cayuta, NY, Darla Shroyer of Millport, NY, and Jocelyn Almon of Cayuta, NY. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sullivanville United Methodist Church. –Elmira Star Gazette
BAGLEY –BEATRICE W. SHARROW, 89 of Pinedale, WY, formerly of Canton died July 6, 1992. Mrs. Sharrow was born March 24, 1903 in Sullivan County, the daughter of George and Bertha Brown Bagley. Surviving are three daughters; Mrs. Harold (Marie) Warren, Watsontown, PA, Mrs. Willis (Maren) Cole, Tioga Center, NY and Mrs. Henry (Margaret) Williams, Pinedale, WY; one son, Harley G. Sharrow, Canton RD 1; one brother, Raymond Bagley, Canton; one sister, Mrs. June Jenkins, Shunk; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley E. Sharrow March 1, 1976; three brothers, Walter, Carlyle and Robert Bagley and an infant daughter, Charlotte Ann Sharrow. Funeral services will be held at 10:99 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 1992 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister officiating. Interment will be in the Brown Cemetery, Shunk. Memorials may be directed to: The American Cancer Society Bradford Unit, 413 S. Main St., Athens, PA in Mrs. Sharrow’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel
BAGLEY –MRS. JUNE A. JENKINS, 71 Canton RR 3 died November 14, 1993 in Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, PA. Mrs. Jenkins was born December 18, 1921 in Shunk, Sullivan County, the daughter of George and Bertha Brown Bagley. She was a homemaker and also Fox Township Tax Collector for 36 years. Mrs. Jenkins was an active member of the Shunk United Methodist Church where she had been a Sunday school teacher for several years and a member of the church’s Ladies Aid. She was also an active 4-H member. Surviving is her husband, Elmer, with whom she celebrated 53 years of marriage on May 6, 1993. Also surviving are her daughter, Diane Jenkins, Williamsport; daughter and son-in-law, Lana and Jack Moody, Shunk; son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Joan Jenkins, Mansfield; son, Mark and his fiancée Betty Jo Hartford, Shunk; five grandchildren, Douglas and Daniel Jenkins, Mansfield, and Stephen, Ellen and Elaine Moody, Shunk; sisters-in-law Betty Bagley and Eloise Bagley, Canton and Ina Mae Bagley, Shunk; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service was conducted at the Shunk United Methodist Church, November 16 with the Rev. Richard D. Leonard, her pastor officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens, PA or the Shunk United Methodist Church, Shunk, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
ARCHIE JAY BAILEY, 85 of Visalia, California died on Friday October 20, 2000. Jay was born on September 3, 1915 to Archie and Charlotte Bailey in Towanda. Jay worked for TWA Airlines during World War II and at the end of the war went to work for his dad at his family’s store. When the family sold the store, Jay took a job working for Western Airlines until it was bought out by Delta Airlines. Jay then continued to work for Delta until his retirement. Jay was an avid golfer. He played the game as long as he could but never lost his love of the sport. Jay was also a member of the local Masons for several years. Jay is survived by his wife, Leta Bailey of Visalia. Jay married his wife Leta Worthington on July 1, 1968. The couple moved to Visalia in December of 1977 when Jay retired. A celebration of Jay’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday at Hadley Funeral Chapel, 410 W. Center Street, Visalia, Ca. Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow the Wednesday service at the Visalia District Cemetery. Hadley’s Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review
BAILEY –CHARLOTTE B. DAILEY of 10 Little St., Canton died Thursday, Sept. 1, 1988 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. She was born in Canton and was a 1923 graduate of Canton High School. Mrs. Dailey was very active and was past president of the Orange Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Orange, N.J. She was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Short Hills, N.J. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. David (Patricia) Kniffin of Maple Wood, N.J.; two granddaughters, Miss Margaret (Peggy) Kniffin of Palo Alto, Calif. and David Kniffin of Bryn Mar, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Carmelita Lee of Troy and Mrs. Edythe Coe of Elmira; on brother, Ernest Bailey of Canton. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles F. Dailey on Sept. 7, 1967. Friends may call Saturday, Sept. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton. A prayer service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Short Hills, N.J. Interment will be in the Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover, N.J. Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the Orange Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Essex St., Orange, N.J. –Towanda Daily Review
GEORGE R. BAILEY age 72 of Chapman Road, Alpine, NY died Friday April 3, 1998 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Mr. Bailey is survived by his devoted wife; Marjorie Jenkins Bailey; children, Jackie (John) Wickham of Alpine, NY, Kevin (Debbie) Bailey of Alpine, NY, Terri Hornbrook of Odessa, NY & Curtis (Laura) Bailey of Alpine, NY; grandchildren, Jessica, James & Jeremy Wickham, Jason & Maria Bailey, Charity, Crystal, Audrey & Raymond Hornbrook, Jody Tara & Oscar Bailey; great-grandson, Austin Cooper; sisters, Marion VanDeWark of Milan, PA & Mary Lou Fink of Harrisburg, PA; brothers, Nathan Bailey of Kentwood, LA & Richard Bailey of Chemung, NY; several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Bailey is predeceased by his parents George & Mary Bailey and brothers, Harvey Bailey & John Keenon. George was a Veteran of WWII having served with the US Army and was a retired employee of Cotton-Hanlon Lumber Co., Cayuta, NY. George was a very hard working man, who dedicated his life to his wife, children and grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service at the Cayutaville Community Church on Monday April 6, 1998 at 1 p.m. the Rev. Donna Kyttle will officiate. Interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Schuyler County Youth Fair Cattle Fund, 208 Broadway, Montour Falls, NY. Arrangements are by the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette
GLENN A. BAILEY SR., 86 of 101 Landers Lane, Swanwyck Gardens, New Castle, Del. Died Sunday Nov. 6, 1994 of heart failure in Christiana Hospital. Mr. Bailey was a security guard at DuPont Co.’s Experimental Station for 19 years. Earlier, he served in the Army for 28 years and retired as a first lieutenant. A Towanda native, he was the son of George J. and Mary Isbell Bailey of Overshot. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Bailey was awarded three Bronze Stars during the French campaign in World War II and the Purple Heart during the Korean War. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Garfield Park and its Holy Name Society and a member of Knights of Columbus Bishop Becker Council. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Irma M. Camelo Bailey; three sons, Glenn A. Jr. of El Paso, Texas; George D. of Melbourne Beach, Fla.; and the Rev. Douglas F. of Indialantic, Fla.; a brother, Edwin of Towanda and two grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Garfield Park. Entombment was in Cathedral Cemetery, Lancaster Ave., Wilmington, Del. Friends who wish can contribute to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Garfield Park, New Castle, Del. –Towanda Daily Review
BAILEY –LOUISE B. WILLIAMS, 87 Bloomsburg, PA died at her home December 20, 2002 after a long period of declining health. Born on July 13, 1915 in Granville Township she was the only child of the late Julius W. and Matie E. (Rockwell) Bailey. She was a 1933 graduate of Troy High School and had resided in Bloomsburg since 1948 after living in Troy. Mrs. Williams was a secretary in the Athletic Department of Bloomsburg University from September 1967 until her retirement in December of 1991. She was a member of the English Baptist Church and also belonged to the Bloomsburg Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Espy Garden Club. Memberships also included Bloomsburg Chapter 279, Order of Easter Star, where she was past matron, The Bloomsburg Past Matron’s Association and the White Shrine in Jerusalem. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Henry W. (Linda W.) Frew and Jan W. Hemma both of Danville and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert R. Williams, April 2, 1967. The funeral service was held December 24 at the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home, Bloomsburg with the Rev. Allen F. Acor, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, Strawberry Ridge officiating. Interment was in the New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy. –Canton Independent Sentinel
RICHARD D. BAILEY, 79 of East Smithfield, Pa. died on Wednesday June 21, 1995 at home. Born on May 5, 1916 in Overton Township he was the son of the late Joseph E. and Fredrika Kobbe Bailey. Richard was a 1932 graduate of Estella High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. Mr. Bailey was in the lumber business for most of his lifetime. He had been employed by Brown Run Lumber Co. in Warren, Pa. for 25 years. In 1979 hen and his wife moved to East Smithfield. On July 27, 1995 hen and his wife the former Helen Shaffer Bailey would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He left surviving his wife, Helen Shaffer Bailey at home; five daughters, Mrs. Donald (Carol) Dibble of East Smithfield, Mrs. Kenneth (Margaret) Fowler of Monroeton, Mrs. James (Diane) Elvidge of Milan, Pa., Mrs. Susan Worthington of Harrison, Ark. and Mrs. Tim (Joyce) Walter of Warren, Pa.; six sons, Robert Bailey of Clarendon, Pa., Richard Bailey of Ulster, Irvin (Bud) Bailey of Clarendon, Pa., Gerald (Tom) Bailey of Port Allegany, Pa., John Bailey of Clarendon and Ray Bailey of Clarendon; 38 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a brother, Joseph Bailey of New Albany; an aunt, Lavina Chapman of Columbia Cross Roads; and two sisters-in-law, Vera Bailey of New Albany and Dorothy Bailey of Endicott, N.Y. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; Lloyd, Ervin and James and a son, Ivan James Bailey. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 24, 1995 at 2 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Interment will be in Warburton Hill Cemetery, Forks Township, Overton, Pa. Friends and family are invited to call on Friday evening, June 23, 1995 at McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore from 7 to 9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review
TONI MARIE BONNELL, 16 of Ralston tragically died early Sunday evening, August 3, 2003 as the result of an automobile accident near Ralston, Pa. Born on May 2, 1987 in Williamsport, Toni was a popular young teen who loved and supported her family and friends with all her heart. She was very proficient with computers and enjoyed spending time "Surfing the web". Surviving are her loving parents; Betty Morehart of Hughesville, Michael Budd of Ralston, two brothers, Derek Bonnell and Steven Mayer; a half-brother and two half-sisters; Michael Budd Jr., Sophia and Stephanie Budd; special grandmothers, Bonnie Austin and Ann Bryington, both of Ralston; grandfather, Ray (Kristy) Bonnell of Montgomery; great-grandmother, Velam Woodward of Ralston; many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Toni was predeceased by her grandfather, James ‘Junior" Austin on Aug. 10, 2002. Her family invites friends to call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at the funeral home with the Rev. Francis Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in Pennsdale Cemetery, Lewis Twp., Pa. Those who wish may direct memorials in Toni’s name to the Ralston United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 35, Ralston, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
CARMAN –LEOTA C. BALLARD, 73, formerly of West Burlington, now residing in Clearwater, Fla. died Feb. 19, 1988 in Florida. She was born Dec. 6, 1915. Mrs. Ballard, a native of Burlington moved to New York City where she worked as a consultant to Bendix Westinghouse Corporation and the Princeton Knitting Mills. She later starter her own advertising firm, known as Lee Ballard and Associates. The company had its main office in New York and expanded to include satellite offices nationwide. After selling her advertising agency, Mrs. Ballard returned to Bradford County. She then made her home with her son and daughter-in-law and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Ballard of West Burlington Township until moving to her retirement home in Clearwater. Her hobbies included fishing and gardening. She won several ribbons in local flower shows in which she competed while residing in this area. Her survivors include a sister, Mrs. Lawrence (Irene) Brown of Burlington Township; her son, Ronald Ballard of West Burlington Township, four grandchildren, Mrs. Jim (Peggi) Munkittrick of Towanda; Larry G. Ballard of West Burlington, Gary R. Ballard of Nags Head, North Carolina and Mrs. Earl (Bettina) Campbell of West Burlington, six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Mrs. Ballard will be held in this area at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be directed to a charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review
CARPENTER –RUTH ESTELLA MCILWAIN ALLYN age 71, of Campbell, NY, died at her Florida home on January 26, 2004. Ruth was born December 25, 1932 in Corning, NY, daughter of James D. Carpenter, Sr. and Dorothy H. Tifft of Campbell. Ruth was retired from Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post after many years of faithful service. She was a Major in the New York Guard Unit and a long-time member of Curtis Baptist Church. Ruth had a wonderful attitude and was an inspiration to all during her illness. Surviving Ruth are her husband, Otto Burrous of Knoxville; her mother, Dorothy Tifft of Campbell; stepmother, Henrietta Carpenter of Campbell; her children, Manley D. McIlwain of NC, Eugene E. McIlwain, Peter O. McIlwain, Mary Ellen Bilby (Lyle), Kathryn A. Cardinale, all of Campbell; and her stepchildren, Frederick W. McIlwain of FL, Roger D. McIlwain of Campbell, Gregory (Kerry) McIlwain of Corning, Maynard Hazen of NC, Sharon (Ron) Sabatini of Corning. Ruth is also survived by her sisters, Jane Hand, Lois Knapp, Shirley Martin, Jean Laucks, and Dawn Schmidt; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Ruth was predeceased by her husbands, Frederick W. McIlwain, Sr. and Girdon Allyn; her father, James Carpenter, Sr.; stepfather, Andrew Tifft; brothers, James Carpenter, Jr. and David Carpenter; and her great-grandson, Matthew McIlwain. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2004, at Carpenter's Funeral Home in Corning. Friends and family may call from 2 to 4 p.m. with a service immediately following. –Elmira Star Gazette
CHAMBERLAIN –PATREA ANN ALLEN, 68, Williamsport, PA died February 7, 2004 at her home following a lengthy illness. Born April 3, 1935 in Towanda she was the daughter of Walter and Blanche Place Chamberlain. She was employed for many years in the cafeteria of Round Hills Elementary School, was a faithful member of All Saints Episcopal Church. Prior to becoming ill she was a member of the Church Altar Guild and the Women’s Group; was a former treasurer and member of the Area Cafeteria Workers’ Association and a graduate of Towanda High School. Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Rex P. Allen; her children, Brenda (Kurt) Hausammann, Hughesville and Linda (Paul) Eisner and Rex B. (Christy) Allen, both of Williamsport; sisters, Sara Maskarinec, Towanda; Ellen (Robert) McGovern, Canton; grandchildren, Kurt and Patrick Hausammann, Amanda Holmes, Timothy Eisner and Asya, Chesea and Samantha Allen. Mrs. Allen was predeceased by her parents and siblings, Harriett Horutz; Marjorie Milan; Walter Jr., Donald and Joseph Chamberlain. The funeral service was held February 11 with the Rev. Robert C. Carver officiating. Burial was in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Donations can be made in her memory to All Saints Episcopal Church, 1656 Scott St., Williamsport, PA. The Knight-Confer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. –Canton Independent Sentinel
CORY –EVA ROSE SHEDDEN, 77, Elmira Heights, NY died October 23, 1993 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, NY. She was born January 24, 1916 in Troy, PA the daughter of Bert and Laura Cory. She is survived by sons, Guy Walter Shedden of Millerton, PA and Donald Allen Shedden of Elmira, NY; daughter, Jean Louise Pierce of Horseheads, NY; 11 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert Shedden in 1962 and three children, Shirley Lorraine Watts, Ann Marie Shoemaker and William Herbert Shedden. Funeral services were held at the Barrett Funeral home with her grandson, Rev. Jim Pierce officiating and interment to be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Van Etten, NY. Contributions may be made to the Love Church Building Fund in her memory. –Troy Gazette-Register
CARL DIEFFENBACH, 70 Astor, FL died October25, 2000 at Veteran’s Hospital, Gainesville, FL. Born in Dushore he went to Florida in 1982. Mr. Dieffenbach was retired from the U.S. Army having reached the rank of sergeant first class. Memberships include being a lifetime member of the V.F.W., American Legion and Bradford County Outboard Motor Club; he also was a lifetime member of the Towanda Gun Club. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Dieffenbach, Astor, FL; daughter, Terry Warger, Lowman, NY; step-sons, Harry Bailey, Towanda and Timothy Bailey, Canton; step-daughter, Sherry Donavan, Monroeton; brothers, Richard Dieffenbach, Wyalusing, Jimmy Dieffenbach, Astor and Michael Dieffenbach, Canton; sisters, Rosemary Renninger, Hornbrook and Debbie Ann Brown, Wyalusing and one grandchild. Services were held October 28 at the Beyers Funeral Home, Astor, FL. Burial will be at the Beyers Funeral Home Crematory. –Canton Independent Sentinel
DZIUBA Mrs. Mary d. Dziuba Learn, age 76, of
RR# 1, Box 20, Stevensville, PA, died late Saturday evening, November 14,
1998 at her home after a battle with ALS. She was one of ten children
born to Peter and Kathryn Rebisz Dziuba of Edinger Hill. She was
born on Clapper Hill on September 4, 1922. Mary married N. Arden
Learn on January 26, 1942. Arden died on January 26, 1992.
Mary retired from Bendix Aviation in 1985 with 32 years of service as an
assembler and group leader. In the 1950's, she ran Learn's Gas Station
in Stevensville. Mary was a talented artist and craftsperson and
an accomplished needlework instructor, teaching tatting in several forms
for many years. She was active, as long as she was able, in P.A.R.S.E.,
A.A.R.P., Wyalusing Senior Citizens, Widowed Persons, Stevensville Birthday
Club and Wyalusing Park Place. She provided rides for neighbors when
they needed them and was involved with the making of ugly quilts and visiting
for the Area Agency on Aging. Mary was a member of the St Mary of
the Assumption Church of Wyalusing. She is survived by daughters,
Mrs. Dennis (Patricia) Clapper of Monroe, NC and Linda Learn of Tunkhannock;
a granddaughter Mechele Clapper of Peachland, NC and a grandson, Daniel
Rogers, of Scanton, great grandsons Daniel A. Rogers, II, of Scanton
and William Chandler Rogers of Scanton;
sisters, Mrs. Howard (Sofia) Hill of Buffalo, NY, Mrs. Leonard (Frances) Kroll of Clarence, NY and Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Mislevy of Tunkhannock; brothers John Dziuba of Buffalo, NY, Benjamin Dziuba of Tunkhannock andFelix Dziuba of Laceyville. She was preceded in death by brothers, Frank in 1981, Andrew in 1987 and Paul in 1998. She is also survived by 61 nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m., from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with a mass of Christian Burial from St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church in Wyalusing at 11 a.m. with Father Thomas McDermott officiating. Burial will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery in Laceyville. Friends and family called at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.. A rosary was recited at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 8:30 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Northeastern Support Group of the A.L.S. Foundation, Greater Philadelpjia Chapter, in Mary's memory. Contact Paula Rich, R.N. at 717-868-8848.
FITZPATRICK –GRETCHEN H. STRATTON age 60 of 312 N. Glen Ave, Watkins Glen died Thursday July 9, 1998 at Schulyer Hospital. Friends may call Monday, July 13 from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen. Funeral services following at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Melanie Cole officiating. Burial in Pleasant View Cemetery, Reading center. Survived by loving husband, Ralph Stratton; daughter, Lynda (Hank) Hoffmayer-Kimball and their two children, Christopher and Allison of Big Flats; daughter, Gretchen "Chris" (Robert) Hoffmayer-Maser and their three children, Gavin, Neil and Nora of Lancaster, PA; her mother, Edna Fitzpatrick of Philadelphia, PA; sisters, Joanne and Elizabeth and brothers, Ton and Stephen. Born July 5, 1938 in Montgomery County, PA. Gretchen was one of the original founders of the Finger Lakes Jazz Festival, was a past board member of the Tri-County Housing Council and was active with the Habitat for Humanity in Schuyler County. Expression of sympathy in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Schuyler County Habitat for Humanity. –Elmira Star Gazette
FRISBIE –JOAN FRISBIE BEERS, 41 of Powell (Monroeton RD 1) died Jan. 7, 1987 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda following and extended illness. Born Nov. 13, 1945 in Sayre she was the daughter of Milton and Lydia Bailey Frisbie, Sr. She was employed at the North Towanda Super Duper and for the past five years served as a rural mail carrier in the Monroeton RD 1 area. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-la, Daniel F. in Florida and Carol Beers of Monroeton RD 1; son, Steven R. Beers, Monroeton RD 1; two daughters, Marcy Ann Beers and Tracy Lynn Beers at home; two grandchildren, Tanya and Jeffrey Beers; two brothers, Milton R. Frisbie, Jr., Towanda and Michael D. Frisbie, Troy; step-mother, Lena McClure Frisbie, Columbia Cross Roads; two half-sisters, Mrs. Ronald (Helen) Frisbie Parker, Canton and Mrs. Thomas (Roberta) Barrett, Towanda; two half-brothers, Orin Bennett, Muncie, IN and Charles Bennett, Elmira; step-brother, Francis McClure Jr., Troy; two step-sisters, Mrs. Howard (Rosanna) Decker, Columbia Cross Roads and Mrs. John (Sandra) Adams, Litchfield; a special friend, Michael J. "Mickey" Whyte of Powell; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral and committal services were held Friday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, Towanda with the Rev. Harry G. Ferguson officiating. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 112 South Elmer Ave., Sayre.
JACK HUNTER GOODWIN age 79, died on March 18, 2003 from cancer at St. Mary’s Hospice in Halls, Tenn. Born May 10, 1923 in Wysox, Jack graduated from Towanda High School in 1941 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University in 1944. He also did graduate work in engineering at Ohio State University and the University of Tennessee. In 1944, Jack moved to Oak Ridge, Tenn. as a young soldier in the Special Engineering Department that was formed to support the Manhattan Project. Soon after he was joined by his fiancée, Ruth "Ricky" Van Gaasbeck, whom he married on May 11, 1945. After the end of the war he continued to work at K-25 for Union Carbide becoming head of the Instrument Maintenance Department. In 1961, Jack joined Union carbide International and was transferred to Siracusa, Sicily where he helped open and stabilize a new plant constructed as part of a Union Carbide joint venture in Italy. He subsequently moved to Milan, Italy and worked as a technical director for the company. In 1968 he moved to Geneva, Switzerland, where he ultimately assumed responsibility for all of Union Carbide’s process chemical operations in Western Europe. After a brief period of working for Union Carbide’s headquarters in New York, Jack moved to Taipei, Taiwan, where he oversaw the construction and operation of a new facility developed in a Sino-American joint venture. Jack’s love for Taiwan and its people was evident in his decision to stay on in that country for 10 years following his retirement from Union Carbide in 1977. In 1987, Jack and his wife, Ricky returned to Oak Ridge, their original hometown, together. Throughout his life in Oak Ridge, Jack was actively involved in political, civic, social and church activities, as well as in performing his popular role as general fixer upper and handyman to friends and structures around town. In the early days of Oak Ridge, Jack was involved in the founding and growth of many organizations in the community, including the Oak Ridge Playhouse, where he helped in moving to the "new" playhouse in Jackson Square and served as president, occasional actor and stage manager; The Oak Ridge Unitarian Church, where he was a founding member and past president; and the Community Chest-Red Cross, where he was proud to have led the first fund raising campaign that exceeded its target. He also played a leading role in the early Civil Rights to Oak Ridge; Jack was very active in Oak Ridge Citizens for Higher Education, helping to build support for the creation of a permanent Oak Ridge campus for Roane State Community College. He was active in the movement to build the Peace Bell; helped organize the 50th reunion for the Special engineering Detachment of the Manhattan District; remained very active in the Unitarian Church; and was a strong supporter of Tennesseans for Choice, the League of Women Voters and Tennesseans for Fair Taxation. Jack was predeceased by his wife of almost 50 years, Ricky Goodwin; by his older brother, Archie; and by his parents, Archibald W. Goodwin and Frances Allen Goodwin of Bradford County. He is survived by his two children, Linda Goodwin Fei of St. Paul, Minn. And John J. "Jeff" Goodwin of Yardley, Pa.; his three grandchildren, Jessica Goodwin Abbott of Flemington, N.J., John Goodwin Jr. of Yardley and Elizabeth Fei of St. Paul, Minn.; his siblings, Alma Josbena of Towanda, Don and Lila Goodwin of Medina, N.Y., Marjory and Norman Aten of Hughesville, Pa., Barbara and Herbert "Bud" Yanofsky of Lake Wesauking and Walter and Bobbie Goodwin of Coalfield, Tenn.; and by numerous friends who have been members of his extended family for many years. Services will be held at the Oak Ridge Unitarian church, 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, Tenn. on Tuesday, March 20 at 5 p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Unitarian Church or the Roane State Foundation. –Towanda Daily Review
HEEMAN –THELMA E. HEEMAN WHITE, 77 of Sullivan Terrace, Dushore died in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 19, 2992 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. She was born Oct. 20, 1924 a daughter of the late Sheridan and Emma Sluyder Heeman. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a waitress and cook for the Towanda Motel, Shill’s and the Community Grille. She left surviving a daughter, Anna Mae Holdsworth; sons, Stanley Phillip Ackley, Robert Bruce Ackley, Richard James Ackley, Boyd Eugene Ackley, Frederick Elias Ackley, James Richard Ackley, Matthew Eugene Watkins, Howard Dean Ackley, Melvin Peasley Ackley and Larry Wayne Ackley; four sisters, Rea Barner, Dorothy MacIntire, Cora Silverstrim and Georgetta Stroud; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Ackley and son, William Ackley. In accordance to Mrs. White’s wishes there will be no services or calling hours. Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore. –Towanda Daily Review
HOLT –MADELINE J. HEATER, 69 of Hillcrest Manor, Troy, PA died Saturday May 28, 1994 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born in Jasper, NY the daughter of Erwin A. and Grace Banks Holt. She had worked for 32 years at the former Eclipse and Facet Enterprises of Elmira Heights, retiring in 1976. She had lived in Millerton, PA for 43 years and resided in Troy since 1991. She is survived by daughters, Joyce Ann Heater of Troy, PA, Sherry (Walter) Miller of Elmira, NY and Janet (Randy) Tripp of Millerton, PA; five step-daughters, Erma (Francis) Mitchell and Norma (Richard) Baker, both of Lawrenceville, PA, Bernice (Merritt) Heck of East Lake, OH, Velma (James) Bailey of Troy, PA and Ruth (Kenneth) Powlison of Wellsboro, PA; step-sons, Milford (Jeanette) Heater Jr. of Lawrenceville, PA and Wilford (Nancy) Heater of Millerton, PA; five sisters and two brothers; 30 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held May 31 at the H. P. Smith & Son Funeral Home in Canisteo, NY with the Rev. Donald Newkirk officiating and burial to be in Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, NY. Memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association.
KENNETH REGINALD HOTELLING, 90, Ithaca, NY formerly of Wheelerville died quietly at his home October 17, 1996. He was born on February 24, 1906 as Kenneth Reginald Ayers in Troy to Clinton and Etta Ayers. When he was but two years of age, his mother died and his father, distraught by the loss of his wife and struggling to support his large family, felt that it would be in young Kenneth’s best interest if he were to be adopted by Francis and Marietta Hotelling of Wheelerville. As a young man he learned the blacksmith’s trade and when he enlisted in the army he shod many a horse for the US Cavalry. It was while in the army that he was assigned to the Reserve Officers Training Corps at Cornell University where he applied his trade skills to the mounts of future cavalry officers. On August 25, 1926 he married the former Flossie Jane Brown, Sullivan County. With his assignment to Cornell’s ROTC he relocated his family to Ithaca. He and Flossie were together over 62 years until her passing in May of 1989. Upon his retirement from the military, Kenneth was offered a position with the staff of the State Veterinary College at Cornell and later in the maintenance and construction department. He was a master woodworker skilled in the fine art of constructing hammered dulcimers, wood faced banjos and violins. He was a collector of antique tools and was written about in Fine Woodworking Magazine. He was also a lover of antique electric trains and gladly shared his vast display with other enthusiasts. Most of all he was devoted to his family. They were at hand when he passed from this life in the very home he purchased for them six decades ago. He is survived by sons: F. Eugene Hotelling and wife, Carole, Sand Diego, CA, Russell Hotelling and wife, Helen, Ithaca, Kenneth R. Hotelling Jr. and wife, Margaret, Ithaca, Lawrence Hotelling, Ithaca; daughter, Eunice Crumb and her husband, Paul, Ocala, FL; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service was conducted from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Oct. 20 with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister officiating. Interment was in Brown Cemetery, Shunk, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
HOWARD –LOIS B. (HOWARD) EASTON, 75, long-time resident of Bodines died November 10, 1997 at the Williamsport Hospital after a brief illness. Born July 16, 1932 she was the youngest of four children born to Earl welling Howard and Maude Ellen (Andrus) Howard, Roaring Branch. She began her education at Ralston Elementary School and continued at Canton High School, graduating with the class of 1940. When many of her classmates and other young man marched off to war, she served the war effort on the home front working for Bethlehem Steel’s Williamsport plant where she became the quintessential "Rosie the Riveter". Her participation in the manufacture of steel nets which protected harbors from mines and torpedoes saved countless lives and damage. In the years following the war she met Dean Easton and they were united in Holy Matrimony, May 10, 1957. They settled in Bodines where they raised three daughters. They shared 17 years together until Dean’s passing in July of 1974. It was then she began a career as a health care professional. She was employed as a nurse’s aide at the Leader Nursing Home, retiring in 1985. Mrs. Easton was a member of the Red Run and Gun Club, was an avid reader whose collection of literature rivaled many libraries and was very fond of canning and preserving fruits and vegetables, most of which she gave away merely for the asking. She loved the company of her children and grandchildren and was a tremendous Penn State fan in good seasons or bad, her heart was true to the Nittany Lions. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Donald Swarthout, Marsh Hill, Marylin and Charles Vergason, Cascade and Kathy and Daniel Alexander, Cogan Station, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Predeceasing her besides her husband was her brother, Oldean Howard in May of 1997. Funeral services were held November 12 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. David Weaver officiating. Interment was in the Pennsdale Cemetery. Pallbearers were Paul Gower, Dale Gower, Michael Swarthout, John Rupp, Jake Alexander and Terry Schwanbeck. Memorials in Mrs. Easton’s name may be made to the Marine Corps League Toys for Tots, PO Box 134 Ralston, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
MILTON HUGG, [SRGP 62778] son of William and Lydia (Hunt) Hugg, was born in New Canaan, Conn., in 1790, and in 1800 came 'with his father to Spencer (N.Y.). His father had bought a lot of wild land two miles north of the village in 1799 and built a small log house for his future home. He cleared up the farm, which in a few years he sold and moved to West Danby, where he died. Milton was in the war of 1812, and' served in the battles of Black Rock and Queenstown Heights. Coming to Spencer after the war closed, he married, in 1818, Esther, daughter of Reuben Case, of West Danby, the first white child born at Troy, Pa. They had eight children. Mr. Hugg was a millwright and built many mills. He also was a surveyor, and did much of the running of lines and the subdivision of lands around Spencer. He was a constable for over twenty years, a captain of militia, and a charter member of Spencer lodge of Free Masons, and at his death was the oldest member of the fraternity in this part of the state. He kept a hotel at West Danby for a fime and. was postmaster there, but most of his life was passed at North Spencer. He was an active democrat. Mr. and Mrs. Hugg were members of the Presbyterian church for over half a century. They both died in 1878. Horace Adams Hugg, the only son of Milton, was born in Spencer on July 18, 1838. He learned the carpenter's trade of his father and has for the last fifteen years worked for S. Alfred Seely. Previously he was engaged in lumbering at North Spencer for fifteen years, owned three different mills and built a large steam saw mill there. On June 5, 1869, he was married with Elizabeth, daughter of John and Martha A. Storr. Both are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Hugg was for two years, superintendent of the Sunday schooL He is a great reader and a man of independent and original thought. He joined Spencer. lodge of Free Masons when he came of age and is now a member. He belongs also to the societies of Red Men, Good Templars, and Royal Templars 'of Temperance, is a democrat in politics, takes active part in prohibitory movements, and has been an excise commissioner.
REBECCA LYNN ‘BECKY’ KLAWONN, 20 of Towanda RR 3, Burlington Twp., PA died Monday October 7, 1996 as a result of injuries received in a motor vehicle accident in Franklin Township. Born August 8, 1976 in Towanda, PA she was the daughter of Fred and Sandra Bailey Klawonn. Becky attended the Troy Area School District and was a 1994 graduate of Troy High School. Surviving are sons, Evan and Harley Klawonn; her parents, Fred and Sandra Klawonn of Towanda; sisters, Evelyn Calaman of Monroeton, PA and Kathy Napoli of Long Island, NY; paternal grandmother, Rosalie Klawonn Warner of Tampa, FL; three nieces and a nephew, several aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial services were held October 11 at the Athens Baptist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home. –Troy Gazette-Register
LANGDON –A. MAE SLUYTER age 95 of Rhonda’ Personal Care Home, Lawrenceville, PA formerly of Elkland, PA died November 30, 1997 at the home. She was born May 27, 1902 in Whitesville, NY the daughter of Clarence and Emma Mattison Langdon. She was a homemaker, member of the Elkland United Methodist Church and the Over 60 Club. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Johnson, Osceola, PA; granddaughter, Michelle Johnson, Lawrenceville, PA; great-granddaughters, Morgan Kathryn &Emily Mae; sisters, Norma Marsh, FL and Flossie Flurschutz, Scio, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert F. Sluyter on April 29, 1988. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted there at 2:00 p.m. following calling hours, Rev. Lee Ellenberger officiating. Burial in Whitesville Cemetery, Whitesville, NY. Memorials may be made to Rhonda’s Personal Care Home, 67 Main St., Lawrenceville, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette