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.
THOMAS D. MADIGAN, 79 of Corning, NY RD died June 25, 1989. Mr. Madigan retired from Bendix Corp. in 1950 as a maintenance foreman. He was a member of the Canton Moose Lodge #429. He is survived by his wife, Clara Ballard Madigan; two children, Michael Madigan, Corning and Mary Ellen Gledlin, Virginia Beach, VA; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, William and Robert of Canton; sisters, Josephine Meredith, Towanda, Catherine Watson, Canton and Cornelia Phinney, Danville. A memorial service was held at St. Patrick’s Church in Elmira. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, Elmira in Mr. Madigan’s name. –Canton Independent Sentinel
SIDNEY A. MAPES, 81, 1803 Lycoming Creek Rd., Williamsport, died at Williamsport Hospital died Saturday afternoon (1976). He was born in Burgnot, Elk County, March 20, 1895 the son of Erastus and Matilda Gustafson Mapes. He was a retired post office employee, a veteran of World War I, a member of the Williamsport VFW, a member of the Veterans of World War I. He and his wife Zada Allen Mapes celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary in February. Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Sidney Mapes of Williamsport and Otis A. Mapes of S. Williamsport; three daughters, Mrs. Paul Hiller of Trucksville, Mrs. Dale Fisher of Alexandria, La. And Mrs. Kenneth Ludwig of Williamsport; brother, Claude Mapes of Nesbit, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Porter of Williamsport, Mrs. Mildred Boich of Nesbit and Mrs. Lillian Dunfee of Warren. Eighteen grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren also survive. He had a number of relatives and friends in Bradford County. The funeral will be held today at 10 a.m. at the Knight Funeral home, 1914 Memorial St., Williamsport, Rev. Gerald G. Heilman, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review
RANDY O. McADOO, 38 of 32 Watts St., Towanda, Pa., died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005. Born April 20, in 1967, in Bowling Green, Ky., he was the son of Robert McAdoo and Brenda Basham McAdoo. Randy was a graduate of Warren Center High School in Bowling Green. Following graduation from high school, Randy worked in construction in Kentucky and later served in the U.S. Army. Randy was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Bowling Green. Randy enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, woodworking, small-engine mechanics and riding his motorcycle. Surviving are his wife, Tammy Coveney McAdoo; two daughters, Ashley Ann and Jennifer Alishia McAdoo, all at home; his parents, Robert and Brenda McAdoo, his brothers, Robert, Dale, Robin and Brian, and his sisters, Theresa and Andrea, all of Bowling Green; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 16, at the S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third St., Towanda. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the church. Interment services will be private. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Ashley and Jennifer McAdoo Continuing Education Fund, in Care of Visions Federal Credit Union, U.S. Route 6, Wysox, Pa. 18854, in Randy O. McAdoo's memory.
GAYLORD L. McCARTY, 86 of Bloomsburg RR 5 died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1993 at 2:30 p.m. at his home following an illness of two years. Born March 22, 1907 in Elkland Township, Sullivan County, he was a son of the late Clinton and Rachel (Collins) McCarty. He resided in North Centre Township, Columbia County for the past five years and formerly lived in Forksville. He spent winters in Tavares, Fla. He was a graduate of Estella High School class of 1924. He was valedictorian of his class. Mr. McCarty was a sawyer by trade and was employed at Baumunk’s Lumber in Forksville for 30 years retiring in 1969. He was a member of the Forksville United Methodist Church and had attended the Lime Ridge United Methodist Church near Bloomsburg. His first wife, the former Rhea Shadduck died Jan 6, 1987. Surviving are his wife, Ginor (Hughes) Hess. They celebrated their fifth anniversary on April 10, 1993. Also surviving are a son, R. LaVerne McCarty of Forksville, RR 1; a daughter, Carol M. Pepperman of Mount Dora, Fla.; a son, Bryce W. McCarty of Indiana, Pa.; two step-sons, LaRue M. Hess of Mechanicsburg, Pa. and Gary L. Hess of Benton RR 3; a step-daughter, Mrs. Ray L. (Mary E.) Avery of Bloomsburg; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Keith McCarty of Forksville RR 1 and sisters, Bessie Jones of Forksville RR 1, Vesta Minier of Dushore and Mrs. Kenneth (Lucille) Brown of Florida. The funeral will be held Saturday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Forksville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert A. Vizthum, pastor of the Lime Ridge United Methodist Church and also the Rev. Charles Hess, retired pastor of Lime Ridge United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Forksville Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home, 3325 Market St., Bloomsburg. –Towanda Daily Review
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Alice J. Age 80, [SRGP 11029] of Lindley, NY, died Tuesday, February 20, 2007, surrounded by her loving family at her home. Alice was born November 27, 1926 in Mainsburg, PA, daughter of George and Inez Hulslander Monro. She had been a faithful employee of the Horseheads Woolworth Dept. Store for 32 years. She was the proud, caring mother of 13 children, working very hard to keep the family together. In her spare time, Alice enjoyed caring for her birds and cats, along with keeping up with NASCAR and her soaps. Surviving Alice are her children, Carolyn Dougherty, Arthur Sawyer Jr., Robert Sawyer, Rose Farnsworth, Helen Davis, Thelma Sawyer, Ivan Sawyer, Sylvia Hitchcock; a brother, Thomas Monro; a sister, Blanch O'Carey; grandchildren, Michael Sawyer, Chase Sawyer, and 19 others; and several great and great-great-grandchildren. Alice was predeceased by her parents; husband, Arthur G. Sawyer Sr. on September 12, 1973; children, Raymond, Patti, George, Duane, Thomas, and Ronnie Sawyer who passed August 14, 2005. Friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St. on Monday, February 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. The funeral will be at the conclusion of the visitation (4 p.m.). The spring interment will be in Presho Cemetery.
LESLIE L. MORGAN, 77, of Gillett (South Creek Township) died peacefully Monday morning, March 17, 1997 at home while surrounded by his family. Born August 31, 1919 in Shunk, PA. He was one of seven children of the late Daniel and Bertha Vargason Morgan. In earlier years, Leslie drove produce and livestock to New York City for the former Kennedy & Hoagland Trucking Outfit located in Canton. He later was employed for over 20 years as a carpenter by the former Gribbon Roofing & Siding in Elmira, NY until his retirement in the late 1970’s. On January 11, 1940 Leslie marred the former Mildred Brown in Shunk. Together Mr. and Mrs. Morgan have shared 57 years of loving marriage. Leslie was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and picking huckleberries. He also was a talented woodworker. Surviving are his wife, Mildred at home; a son and daughter in law, Bruce and Linda Morgan of Windsor, NY; four daughters and sons in law, Nola and Delos Perry of Centerville, PA, Shirley and Gerald Oldroyd of Gillett, PA, bertha and Richard Oppenheimer of Elmira, NY, Linda and Robert Bump of Gillett, PA; 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Vernon Morgan of Elmira, NY, Duane Morgan of Erin, NY; three sisters, Agnes Brown of Canton, Vivian Kieffer of Elmira, NY, Arlene Buchle of Williamsport, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Leslie was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Morgan. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 pm, Wednesday, March 19, 1997 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Herbert Eby, Pastor of the Wheelerville Mennonite Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Brown Cemetery, Shunk, PA. Memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Morgan’s memory.
IRVIN C. MOYER, 74 of 931 S. Main St., Towanda died Monday afternoon, April 10, 1989 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Aug. 23, 1914 in Pennsdale, Pa. he was a son of the late Chester and Margaret Jackson Moyer. Irvin was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1932 and in earlier years was employed by the Montgomery Baking Co. in Towanda. He was a self-employed electrician in the area for many years until failing health no longer permitted it. Mr. Moyer was a deacon emeritus of the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda and also taught Sunday school there for many years. Surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and James Collins of Towanda-Monroeton Road; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Arlene Moyer of Hornbrook; nephews; Tom Moyer of Bolder, Colo. and James F. Collins of Waverly, N.Y.; nieces Kay Kean of Houston, Texas and Suzie Glowa of Endicott, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his wife, Reba Allen Moyer in 1976 and by a brother, Arnold (Monk) Moyer in 1987. The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with his pastor, the Rev. Darris M. Hauser officiating. Interment will me in Muncy Cemetery, Muncy, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry Street, Towanda, Pa. in Mr. Moyer’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
PASTUSIC –TONI K. PASTUSIC COBB, age 52 of Mildred died on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda after a long battle with kidney disease. Toni was born Oct. 25, 1952 in Towanda a daughter of Paul and Emma Morris Pastusic. She graduated from Turnpike High School a member of the class of 1971. Toni was a very active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Mildred and a member of the Catholic Women’s Guild. She helped run the church bingo for many years and also with the annual church bazaar. Surviving in addition to her parents are a sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Bradley Allen of Canton; an uncle and several aunts, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Peter P. (Corkey) Pastusic on Nov. 9, 1999 and a nephew Paul Joseph Pastusic on April 29, 1989. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred with the Rev. David R. Betts, her pastor presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Mildred. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 206 Water St., Dushore. –Towanda Daily Review
POTTER –MRS. GLADYS I. VOGEL age 84 former Cherry Township resident died on Saturday May 25, 2002 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Gladys was born June 12, 1917 in Fallentimber, Cambria County, Pa. a daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Noel Potter. She moved to Dushore and married John D. Vogel of Dushore, Pa. on Sept. 14, 1934. John predeceased her on Oct. 5, 1960. Gladys worked at the former Weldon Manufacturing Co. of Lopez for several years and later for GTE Sylvania in Towanda from which she retired in 1982 after more than 20 years of service. She was a member of St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church, Dushore. Surviving are; two sons and daughter-in-law; Richard Vogel of Towanda and Thomas and Marie Vogel of Monroeton; three daughters and sons-in-law; Mary Alice and Floyd Miller of Monroeton, Joan and Robert Exley of Mildred and Thelma and Ronald Allis of Ulster; stepchildren; Rudolph D. and Joan Vogel of Rochester, N.Y., and Doris Stratton of Rochester, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers; Godfrey Potter, Willard Potter and Francis Potter, all of Fallentimber, Pa. and her step-sons, Harold Vogel and Alvin Vogel of Rochester, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the convenience of the family at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, her pastor presiding. Interment will be in Cambria County. There will be no calling hours. Memorials are directed to the Dushore Ministerium Food Pantry, P.O. Box 426, Dushore, Pa. Funeral arrangements are under the directions of the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 206 Water St., Dushore. –Towanda Daily Review
ROBERT W. ROAN JR., 66, Ralston, PA died, Nov. 2, 1995 at his
home. Born August 23, 1929 in Williamsport, he was a son of Sylvia Chick
Roan and the late Robert W. Roan Sr. He was an antique dealer in Ralston
for many years. On January 25, 1974, he married the former Lillian M. Anderson
in Trout Run. Mr. Roan enjoyed hunting and was an avid outdoorsman, and
was a life member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, Ralston. He is survived
by his wife, Lillian; two daughters, Shirley Roan and Debbie Roan at home;
three sons, Chucky Roan, Robbie Roan, Robert Roan, IV of Nauvoo, PA; a
granddaughter; his mother, a resident of Valley View Nursing Home, Montoursville;
a sister, Helen Roan, Lewisburg; four brothers, Charles and Richard Roan,
both of Williamsport, Carl and Donald Roan, both of Roaring Branch; several
nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his father, Mr. Roan was predeceased
by a son, Terry L. Roan. The funeral service was held at the Pepper Funeral
Home, Canton, November 6 with Pastor Phyllis A. Hunter officiating. Interment
was in the Pensdale Cemetery, Lewis Twp. Pallbearers were Howard Bohart,
John Anderson, Floyd Anderson, Don Roan Jr., Dennis Roan and Virgil Anderson.
The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Ralston United
Methodist Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 35, Ralston, PA in Mr. Roan’s memory.
–Canton Independent Sentinel
|CHARLES A. SAVAGE, 80 East Smithfield died peacefully March 6, 2005 at his home. Born March 19, 1924 in Bloomsburg, PA he was the son of Albert and Catherine Larish Savage. He was a graduate of Bloomsburg High School in 1942 and went on to earn a B.S. degree at Bloomsburg State Teachers College in 1949 and then a M.S. degree at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA in 1954. He also attended Southwest Missouri State Teachers College, Springfield, MO, Penn State University and Mansfield State College. Mr. Savage taught business education at Milton High School from 1950 to 1952, Honesdale High School from 1952 to 1953 and Canton High School from 1953 to 1960. He served as a high school principal at SRU High School, East Smithfield from 1960 to 1975 and was administrative assistant to the superintendent at Athens Area School District from 1975 to 1980. He was an avid outdoorsman and was planning to attend his 60th anniversary of D-Day in Czechoslovakia. Mr. Savage was a member of the East Smithfield Methodist Church, a life member of the F&AM Washington Lodge No. 265, Bloomsburg, a life member of the Caldwell Consistory 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, Bloomsburg, PA, a member of the Amity Royal Arch Chapter No. 293, Athens, a member of American Legion Post No. 273, Bloomsburg for 26 years, a life member of the VFW Post No. 1536, Sayre and the 16th Armored Division Association, a member of the National Eagle Scout Association, a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Secondary Principals, a member of the National Association of Principals for 25 years, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and Phi Delta Kappa.|
SCHAEFFER –FERNE A. KRAUSE – On the afternoon of Thursday, July 4th, 2002 former Canton resident Ferne Ada (Schaeffer) Krause, 90 died quietly at Broad Acres Nursing home in Wellsboro. Born August 9th, 1911 in Mahoning Valley, PA she was the daughter of William and Clara (Behler) Schaeffer. She attended the one room school in Mahoning Valley. Scholastically bright and eager to learn she advanced rapidly through the school’s eight grades. It was decided that her higher educational needs would be better fulfilled elsewhere, so she was sent to live with her older half-sister and was then eligible to attend Northampton High School, graduating with the class of 1928 while she was yet 16. She went on to Kutztown Normal Scholl (now Kutztown University) where, in addition to her academic studies she excelled at basketball. She graduated Kutztown with the class of 1930 and then pursued a career as a teacher, serving from 1930 to 1936 at the Wash Creek one-room school. A railroad man from the coal regions of Tamaqua, named Carl Krause courted her and on June 21, 1936 they were united in marriage at the Zion Lutheran Church in West Penn Township. Together they raised one son. Mrs. Krause put her teaching career on hold as she settled in to being a homemaker and mother. Before long Mrs. Krause became a proprietor of a "Mom and Pop" grocery store in Tamaqua. During World War II she did her part for the war effort by working on the assembly line at the Atlas Powder Co. where she primed bombs headed for the Axis. Later she worked as a clerk at various stationery stores, the last one being Meredith’s in Tamaqua. While working there in 1965 she returned to teaching the fifth grade at the Pine Street Elementary School where she remained until her retirement in 1972. She was an active member of St. John’s Evangelical Church, was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was past Worthy Matron of her local chapter. In the early 1980s Ferne and Carl moved to Canton to be closer to their family. Here she became active in the Canton Ecumenical Parish and participated in the United Methodist Women and other church related groups, was also a member of the Wheel Inn, Roaring Branch. Mrs. Krause was an outgoing, social person and in no time she found herself surrounded by a host of new friends in Canton, all of whom became very dear to her. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting, turning out beautiful hand-made gifts for her family. She was deeply devoted to her son and two granddaughters and took great pride in their achievements. Her beloved Carl died in October of 1989 after sharing 53 years together. Surviving are her son, William (Marsha) Krause, Canton; granddaughters, Danielle and Trisha Krause, both of Boston, nieces, Gloria Miller and Betty (Krause) Zimbardo. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her half-sisters, Mary (Kistler) Kershner and Alice (Kistler) Miller and nephew, Donald Kershner. Funeral services were held July 8 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home with Pastor Dean Walrath of the Canton Ecumenical Parish officiating. Entombment will be in Sky View Park Mausoleum, Hometown, PA. The family suggests that contributions in Mrs. Krause’s memory be directed to the Canton Ecumenical Parish Memorial fund, 43 N. Center St., Canton, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
RANDY R. SCRAFFORD, Jr. 23 Parkesburg, PA died January 30, 2005 at the Brandywine Hospital. Born in West Chester he was the son of Randy R. and Norma Jean Whiteside Scrafford, Parkesburg. An area resident all his life, he was employed by Bill’s Lawn Service of Christiana, PA. He was a member of the Gateway Grace Community Church in Coatesville. Surviving in addition to his parents are sister, Heather E. Scrafford; paternal grandmother, Nancy Foreman, Burlington, PA; maternal grandparents, Norman Jean Whiteside, Coatesville; aunts and uncles: Brett Scrafford, Troy, PA; McKenzie Scrafford, Beth Scrafford, Carol Wentworth, Peg and Richard Horning and Kathy Wolff. He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandmother, Betty Mulvaney and paternal grandfather, John Foreman. Funeral services were held February 8th from the Grace Community Church, Parkesburg followed by interment at the Glen Run Cemetery, Atglen, PA. Arrangements were under the direction of the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
SHADDUCK –DORIS ALEATHA SHAFFER a resident of Country Acres Personal Care Home, Titusville died there September 24, 2004. Born September 13, 1917 in Shunk she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Emily Porter Shadduck. She was married to Clarence F. Shaffer on March 23, 1935 in Forksville. Mrs. Shaffer had been employed as a domestic worker for private families in the Sullivan County areas. She was a member of the Forksville United Methodist Church. She helped organize dinners at the church for many years to benefit the church building fund after the church had burned. She also taught the church kindergarten class for many years. She had attended the Titusville First Baptist Church after moving to Titusville. One of her biggest joys in life was being with and doing for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved making goodies and baking cookies for them. Surviving are daughters, Patricia A. McCarty, North Pole, AL and Beverly M. Hasbrouck and husband, Bruce of Titusville; four grandchildren, Michelle McCarty, Frey, Craig McCarty, Wendy Hasbrouck Tritt and Bret Hasbrouck; eight great-grandchildren; and sisters, Marcella (Fred) Coon, Leesburg, FL and Joyce (Gerald) Saunders, Canton. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband on June 13, 1980; a son, Elwood Shaffer; a grandson, Robin McCarty and sisters, Rhea McCarty, Murl Derr and Irma Bedford. The funeral service was held at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian Borger, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Committal services were conducted at the United Methodist Church in Forksville. (Burial in Fairmont Cemetery) The family asks that memorials be made to the Hospice of Crawford County, 810 N. Monroe St., Titusville, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
RALPH E. (POUD) SHADDUCK age 61 of Shunk died Friday evening, June 26, 1981 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella after a lingering illness. Mr. Shadduck was born in Shunk on January 4, 1920 a son of Charles V. and the late Fannie A. Brown Shadduck. For 20 years he had the propane gas dealership in the Shunk area. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Mildred American Legion and served as a constable in Fox Township for six years. He was a member of the Williamsport Moose Lodge and a charter member of the Endless Winds Volunteer Fire Company in Shunk. He is survived by his wife, the former Neda Tillotson; three step-children, Curtis Tillotson of Canton and Miss Dian Clinton and Brian Clinton at home; his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Shadduck of Shunk; three sisters, Mrs. Verus (Dorna) Meizel of St. Mary’s, Mrs. Stanley (Ruth) Cook of Doe Hill, Va. and Mrs. Ralph (Agnes) Snell of Proctor Star Route; five brothers, Durwood Shadduck of Cogan Station, Luther Shadduck of Montoursville, Albert Shadduck of Penfield, Donald Shadduck of Shunk and Doyle Shadduck of Cogan Station; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, Canton, Monday at 2:00 p.m. Officiating was the Rev. Douglas Graybill, pastor of the Wheelerville Mennonite Church. Burial was in the Brown Cemetery in Shunk. Military honors were accorded by the members of the Mildred American Legion at the graveside. –Canton Independent Sentinel
SHADDUCK –RHEA MCCARTY of Tavares, FL formerly of Forksville died Jan. 6, 1987 at the Lake Community Hospital in Leesburg, FL following a short illness. Born Aug. 17, 1913 in Sullivan County she was the daughter of the late Ray and Emily Porter Shadduck. She had been a resident of Sullivan County most of her lifetime and lived in Florida for the past 15 years. She is a member of the Forksville United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Gaylord McCarty at home; two sons, R. LaVerne of Forksville and Bryce of Indiana, PA; daughter, Carol Pepperman, Mt. Dora, FL; four sisters, Irma Bedford, Canton, Doris Shaffer, Titusville, Marcella Coon, Taveres, FL and Joyce Saunders, Canton; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral services were held at the Forksville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nanny Dubbs officiating. Interment was in the Forksville Cemetery. Local arrangements were under the direction of the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home. –Canton Independent Sentinel
SHADDUCK –RUTH E. COOK, 77 of this city died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998 at Williamsport Hospital after a brief illness. She and her husband, Stanley Cook observed their 30th wedding anniversary Nov. 13. She had been employed by Weldon’s Manufacturing and the former Ray-O-Vac Corp., South Williamsport. Born June 2, 1921 in Shunk, she was a daughter of Charles B. and Fanny Brown Shadduck. Surviving besides her husband; are a son, John H. Speaker of this city; a daughter, Marion E. Higley of Hillsgrove; four brothers, Durwood Shadduck in Florida, Albert and Donald Shadduck, both of Shunk and Doyl Shadduck of Cogan Station; two sisters, Darna Mixel of DuBois and Agnes Snell of this city; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. She was predeceased by a son, Charles R. Speaker and two brothers, Luther and Ralph Shadduck. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave. with the Rev. James R. Sunderland of Balls Mills United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in West Hill Cemetery, Shunk. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
SHARROW –MRS. ALICE M. BOWER, 81 of Montgomery, PA died May 13, 1987 at the Leader Nursing Center in Williamsport. She was born in Nordmont, March 7, 1906 a daughter of Edward and Ella Hess Sharrow. Mrs. Bower had been a member of St. John’s Lutheran (Brick) Burch, in Montgomery, a member of Eagle Grange No. 1, Montgomery and the Montgomery Senior Citizens. Surviving are her husband, Otto W. Bower, whom she married 61 years ago, a resident of Leader Nursing Home; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Bartlett and Mrs. Phyllis J. Houtz, both of Montgomery; a sister, Mrs. Helen Scranton in New York State; six grandchildren and three great-grandsons. Funeral services were held at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville on May 15 with Rev. Dale F. Biesecker and Rev. Rodney K. Miller officiating. Burial was in Cherry Grove Cemetery, Sullivan Co., PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
HARLEY E. SHARROW – Funeral and committal services for Harley E. Sharrow of Canton RD 1 will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Wilma B. Hoose, pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Grover will officiate. Mr. Sharrow died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre at 5:20 p.m. Monday, March 1, 1976. He was 75 years of age. He was born in Nordmont, Sullivan County, July 15, 1900 a son of Edward and Ella Hess Sharrow. Mr. Sharrow was a self-employed carpenter for the past 15 years. He and his wife, the former Beatrice Bagley observed their 50th wedding anniversary in November of 1975. Surviving besides his wife are twin daughters, Mrs. Harold (Marie I.) Warren of Muncy RD 3 and Mrs. Willis (Marion) Cole of Barton, N.Y. and another daughter, Mrs. Charles (Margaret R.) McCarty of Pinedale, Wyo.; one son, Harley G. Sharrow of Canton RD 2; three sisters, Mrs. Otto (Alice) Bower of Montgomery, Pa., Mrs. Ruth Metzger of Oregon and Mrs. Helen Scranton of Troy, N.Y.; one brother, Ralph Sharrow of Nordmont; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Burial will be in the Brown Cemetery, Shunk. –Canton Independent Sentinel
MARK O. SHAYLOR, 57, well-known area surveyor and resident of Liberty Corners, Towanda RR 4, died Monday evening April 7, 2003 as the result of a motor-vehicle accident in Rummerfield, Standing Stone Township. Born Nov. 23, 1945 in Anchorage, Alaska, he was a son of the late LeRoy "Shep" Shaylor and Kathryn Ogden Shaylor. Mark was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1963. While in high school, Mark excelled in sports, especially in wrestling, as he wrestled for Towanda undefeated during the regular season. He continued his education at Mansfield University, graduating in 1967 and receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in geography. Mark became associated with his father, "Shep" Shaylor in his surveying business, known as Shaylor Associates and later took over operation of the business in 1980. Mark was a member of the Towanda Gun Club. Mark loved the outdoors, sports, fishing, softball, baseball, cooking and woodworking. Mark possessed many friends throughout the area and will be fondly remembered by many for his congenial personality, keen wit, sense of humor and love of spending time with family and friends. Surviving are: his wife, Tracy A. Smith Shaylor; his children, Tina Lea Shaylor James and her husband, Shawn James of Towanda and Marielle Shaylor and Mary Rose Shaylor of Towanda RR 1; his brother, Ty Shaylor of Syracuse, N.Y.; his sister, Joan Shaylor Taylor of Lime Hill; his aunt, Jean Klusza of East Smithfield; his father-in-law, Mason Smith of Monroeton; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rhett Smith and Carol Smith of Williamsport and Tim Smith and Nancy Smith of West Virginia and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mark was preceded in death by his mother, Kathryn Ogden Shaylor on Nov. 18, 1965; his father, L. LeRoy "Shep" Shaylor on May 6, 1980 and by an infant brother in November of 1944. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. A private funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests tat memorial contributions may be directed to the Mark O. Shaylor Scholarship Fund, which will be established with the Towanda Area High School in care of the Citizens and Northern Bank, 428 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in his memory. –Towanda Daily Review
MICHAEL BLAINE ‘MIKEY’ SHRIMP, 18 of Troy RR 3 died Thursday afternoon, June 5, 2003 as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Standing Stone Township. Born Nov. 21, 1984 in Towanda, he was the son of David E. Shrimp and Hazel E. Allen Barlow. Michael attended Troy and Wyalusing High Schools. He was formerly employed by Stilletto’s Pizza in New Albany. He was employed by Excel Taylor in Wyalusing at the time of his death. He loved his family, hunting, fishing and computers. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Hazel E. and Richard R. Barlow of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3; his father and stepmother, David E. and Joan W. Shrimp of Mountain Lake; his paternal grandmother, Leona E. Dunn of Colonial Towers, North Towanda; his sisters, Tammy S. Sheets and her husband, Terry J. Sheets of North Towanda, Mary J. Blow Cinelli of Luthers Mills and Kimberly A. Thetga and her husband Mark Thetga of Towanda; his brothers, Larry M. Blow of Warner Robbins Air Force Base, Ga. And David E. Shrimp and his wife, Diana Shrimp of Lackland Air Force Base, Texas; a stepbrother, Brandon J. Dalia of Hunter Army Air Field, Ga.; his stepsisters, Nichole Case and her husband, Greg Case of Troy, Alyson Dalia of Philadelphia, Kathleen Owenburg of Millerton, Pa., Regina Barlow of Mechanicsburg, Va. and Denise and Amanda Barlow of Ashland, Va.; his fiancée and her daughter, Melinda Porter and Misty Porter of Troy RR 3; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Emory and Doris Allen; his paternal grandfather, Vernon "Jimmy" Shrimp; an uncle, Ronald Allen and a cousin, Kristina Mae Allen. The funeral and committal service will be held Monday, June 9, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Joseph McNamara and Rev. Thomas Geiger officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
CLYDE A. SILL, 88 of 121 Sill Hill Rd., Tunkhannock formerly of Lake Sheridan died Thursday morning, April 17, 1997 at the Carpenter Care Center. He was born Aug. 6, 1908 in Sheshequin Township, Bradford County a son of William R. and Ruth Ann Miller Sill. Mr. Sill was married in to the former Freda Ameigh who died on Dec. 8, 1988. He worked as a foreman for a fuel wholesaler in Vermont before his retirement. A member of the Osterhout Bible Church in Tunkhannock, he was active in missionary work. Mr. Sill attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. He is survived by three sons, William Fredrick Sill, Tunkhannock; Charles Morris Sill, Horseheads and Stephen Paul Sill, Front Royal, Va.; three daughters, Ida Louise Schlotterbeck, Front Royal, Va.; Ann Elizabeth Waldmann, Springfield, Vt. and Ruth Margrit Hedrick, Pottstown; one sister, Celia Marion Madigan, Canton. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death y a brother, Harry and a sister, Lida. Twenty grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the Osterhout Bible Church on Sunday, April 20, 1997 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Victor Decker will officiate. Interment will be in the Nicholson Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be directed to the mission work of the Osterhout Bible Church, Route 92 South, Tunkhannock, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
SLATER –JULIA L. HARDING, 75 of 782 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. died Tuesday May 27, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born Oct. 5, 1927 in Towanda, Pa. she was the daughter of Walter and Marion Marshall Slater. She was employed as a registered nurse with the Robert Packer Hospital and in Dr. Manley Rockman’s office for 25 years. After retirement she worked as a babysitter in her home. Julia was a 40 member of the Athens First Presbyterian Church, a member of the Sayre Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star #43, the Mach-Wi-Hi-Lusing Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sayre-Athens Lioness Club. She was predeceased by her husband, Warren in 1994 and brother, Scott. She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Mary Harding of Towanda, Pa. and Wayne and Julie Harding of Athens, Pa.; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Nicole Harding, one step-granddaughter, Brenda Walters of Charleston, SC. She is also survived by her brother, Walter Slater of California and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with her pastor Rev. Douglas Stearns officiating. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Athens First Presbyterian Church, 622 ½ South Main St., Athens, Pa. or to Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
RODNEY C. SMITH age 21 of East Union Street, Canton, PA, died Saturday May 26, 1984 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 1 p.m. Burial in Barbers Cemetery. Survived by parents, Clinton and Sarah Lowery Smith of Canton, PA; three sisters, Mrs. John (Waneta) Frey of Canton, PA, Rose Holtzman of Canton, PA and Mrs. Cecil (Linda) Zeigler of Shunk, PA; four brothers, James, Willard, Michael and Robert all of Canton; several aunts and uncles. He graduated from Canton High School in 1981 and a member of the Mennonite Church of Morris Run, PA. He was born May 13, 1963 in Blossburg, PA the son of Clinton and Sarah Lowery Smith.
SMITHGALL –LOU S. ANDERSON, 97 of Canton RR 1 formerly of Lycoming County died at the Bradford County Manor on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1994. She was born Dec. 9, 1896 in Upper Fairfield Township, Lycoming County, daughter of John F. and Clarabelle Reeser Smithgall. Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Church, having been a member and treasurer of the former First Presbyterian Church of Canton and was a member of the O.E.S., Canton Chapter No. 71. She was well-known in the area as the owner of the Rialto Theater in Canton from 1930 to 1972. This theater is presently being restored. Surviving are a sister, Gladys Tarbox, Canton and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Mr. Anderson was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Otto R. Smithgall and Herman F. Smithgall; and one sister, Ruth Strailey. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 14 at the Canton Ecumenical Church, 43 N. Center St., Canton from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Ronald J. Beistline officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at the Montoursville Cemetery, Montoursville, Lycoming County, Pa. at 1 p.m. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Canton Ecumenical Parish Memorial Fund, 43 North Center St., Canton, Pa. or to the Rialto theater Restoration, P.O. Box 144, Canton, Pa. Arrangements are by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center Street, Canton. –Towanda Daily Review
SNYDER –HARRIET A. SHARROW, 78 of Nordmont died Tuesday morning, April 23, 1991 at the LaPorte United Methodist Home where she has resided for the past three years. She was born Dec. 23, 1912 in Ricketts, Pa. daughter of the late Edwin and Amanda Radar Snyder. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Jake Sharrow on Oct. 31, 1977. She was a member of the Nordmont United Methodist Church for over 40 years and was active in many community affairs at Nordmont. She was a member of the Ladies Aid Society for 45 years and was a past president. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 601, Sonestown for 40 years. Harriet was the caretaker and cook for the Nordmont Recreation Club for over 35 years and also served on the LaPorte Township Election Board for several years and was formerly a member of the Sullivan County School Board. She was also a member of the Republican Women’s Organization. Surviving are three sons: Wayne L. of Rochester, N.Y., Dale (Pee Wee) of Muncy and Lee R. of Mildred; one daughter, Mrs. Lois A. Booth of Nordmont; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Shirley Louise in 1933 and by five sisters and five brothers. The funeral service will be held Friday morning, April 26 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore with the Rev. Archie Cruikshank, her pastor and the Rev. Karen Easterly officiating. Interment will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery (Sullivan Co.). Friends may call on Thursday at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review
CLARENCE H. ‘SHIEK’ SPAULDING age 89 of Hector, NY died Wednesday 20, 2002. Shiek was born August 31, 1913 in Athens, PA. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the DAV, Myrtle Jefferson Masonic Lodge, B.P.O.E. #1546 of Watkins Glen, the Moose Club and a life member of the Mechanic Club. He was proprietor of Shiek’s Oasis in Valois for over 20 years and active with the NYS Restaurant and Liquor Dealers. He coached little league baseball for 20 years and was founder of the Schuyler Co. Babe Ruth Team. During the 1960’s Shiek scouted high school and college baseball for the Baltimore Orioles. He was a member of the Elmira Basketball Hall and served on the committee to form the Finger Lakes Jazz Festival. He is survived by his wife, Maxine; daughters, Linda Fazzary of Watkins Glen, Sharon Maximiek of Elmira Heights, NY and son, Richard (Lydia Wickham) Evans of Watkins Glen; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Bilson Spaulding, son of Scott Evans in 1991 and his sister Charlotte Halliday. Friends are invited to attend his memorial service on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119-5th St., Watkins Glen with the Rev. James Lesch officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Watkins Glen Elks Club. Memorials may be made in Shiek’s name to the Schuyler Co. Youth Baseball, Ron Matthews, P.O. Box 3310, Watkins Glen, NY or Seneca View Skilled Nursing, 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette
SPAULDING –DOROTHY SPAULDING GORSLINE COFFIN, 88 of Sayre died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 following a brief illness. Born July 30, 1915 in Johnson City, N.Y., she was the daughter of John and Vadda Brewer Spaulding. She enjoyed knitting and animals; especial her cats. She collected Angels. Dorothy was anxiously awaiting the birth of a new great-grandson, Nikolas James Polzella. She was a member of the Sayre Christian Church. She was predeceased by her first husband, Rex Gorsline in 1955, her second husband, Harry Coffin in 1999, her son, Gerald Gorsline, grandson, Charles Wheaton and a son-in-law, Walter Wheaton. Also preceding her were her brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Esther Spaulding and her great-grandson, Christopher M. Gorsline. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Almeda and Ed Wilmarth of Deposit, N.Y., Dolores Wheaton of Windham, Louise and Michael Polzella of Sayre and Rex and Harriet Gorsline of Windham, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. At her request there will be no calling hours or services. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shephard Rd., Waverly, N.Y. or to the Sayre Christian Church, 427 North Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
SIDNEY L. STONE, age 57, of 304 Cole Circle Dr., Newfield (formerly of Greene) died on Friday, February 1, 2002. He was surrounded by the love of family members in the warmth and peace of his home. Born on August 26, 1944 in Greene, New York, Sid was the son of Raymond and Loretta Hoag Stone. For 33 years he drove a truck for various companies. When not on the road, Sid enjoyed dancing (especially the polka), listening to country music, camping and fishing. He was a devoted father and grandfather who was happiest when he was sharing time with family members. Family and friends will long remember Sid for his ability to live life to the fullest and his unique way of filling a room with love and laughter. Sid was proud to have served his country in the US Army for 2 years, receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1964. He also served the community as a member of the Odessa Fire Department for many years. Sid is survived by 4 daughters, Lisa (Terry) Eccleston of Odessa, Lori (Mickey) Stone of Montour Falls, Anne (Ed) Quick of Newfield and Martha (Matt) Fair of Alpine; a son Edward (Heather) Stone of Alpine; 12 grandchildren, Sierra, Elizabeth, Martin, Jessica, Erin, Allyson, Bryan, Jennie, Kyle, Heather, Samantha and Caleb and 1 great-grandson Christian. Services will be held at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St. Trumansburg on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 1:00 pm with the Rev. Donna Kyttle officiating. Committal prayers with full military honors will follow at the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa. The family will be present to receive their friends at the funeral home on Monday, February 4 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Contributions in Sid's memory may be offered to Hospicare, 172 E. King Rd. Ithaca, NY or to the American Cancer Society, 57 Front St., Binghamton, NY -Elmira Star Gazette
CARL E. STRATTON age 73 of Lawrenceville, PA (Nelson, PA) died Friday April 7, 2000 at his home. He was born February 20, 1927 in Corning, NY the son of William E. and Frances McCullem Stratton. Carl was a devoted husband, father and grandfather an employee of Corning Glass Works for 55 years and an avid gardener and beef farmer. Survived by his wife, Dora; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Douglas Rogers, Nelson, PA, Sue and Bill Healey, Manassas, VA; sons and daughters-in-law, Dale Stratton, Kodiak, Alaska, Lawrence and Marge Stratton, Big Flats, NY, Timothy V. and Shelley Stratton, Addison, NY, Jim and Susan Stratton, Nelson, PA; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Maynard Stratton, Nelson, PA; sisters, Bernice Gauss, Elmira, NY, Ida Hanrahan, Gibson, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by a son, Carl Jr. in 1972. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Harry Dow, officiating. Burial in Baxter Hill Cemetery, Tuscarora Twp., NY. Memorial donations may be made to North Penn Hospice, 520 Ruah St., Blossburg, PA or the American Cancer Soc., 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette
WALBURN –PAULINE SHARROW. On Tuesday, July 8, 1997 the Lord called home Pauline Erma (Walburn) Sharrow, Beech Flats while she was at Troy Community Hospital bravely battling a severe illness. She was 69 years of age. Born in Milton, PA August 2, 1927 to Tom and Nettie (Jackson) Walburn, Pauline was raised by Byron and Dorothy Williams after the untimely passing of her natural mother. She lived in the Canton area and was a graduate of Canton High School. As a young woman, she met a gentleman named Harley Sharrow and in November of 1949 they were united in holy matrimony. Ever the hard worker, Pauline managed her role as a mother, homemaker and factory laborer. She was employed for many years at Canford Manufacturing Co. in Canton retiring in 1988. Pauline enjoyed bird watching, fishing and caring for her cat, Buddy and her dog, Daisy, but her favorite past time by far was square dancing and she took every opportunity to do so until her health no longer permitted it. Throughout her life she was best known by her childhood nickname, "Puggy." Pauline is survived by her loving husband, Harley George Sharrow at home; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Annette Sharrow, Beech Flats; daughter, Gail Smith, Troy; brother, Arthur (Tom) Walburn; sisters, Evelyn Shedden, Florence Murray and Mary Brundage and grandsons, Joseph and Justin Sharrow. The service and interment will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., Canton. –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Brown Cemetery, Shunk)
DAVID W. WHITE, 45 Orlando, FL formerly of Canton died April 11, 1999 in Florida. Born in Elmira, NY May 28, 1953 he was the son of Robert D. and Lucile (Rockwell) White. He was a 1971 graduate of Canton High School. Mr. White was a traffic coordinator for the Orange County Convention Center, was a member of the NRA, Florida Sport Shooting Association, Florida Rifle and Pistol Club and Swamp Lizards. Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Kathy; his mother, Lucile White, Canton; brother, Richard White, Canton; sister, Wendy Lepper, Canton; several nieces and nephews. Services were held at Dove Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Conway Chapel, Orlando. Memorials may be directed to the National Audubon Society. –Canton Independent Sentinel
LAUREN WILCOX, 66, Apt. #25, 5120 SW 40th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. formerly of Towanda died May 16, 1991 after an extended illness. He was born Feb. 8, 1925 the son of Claude E. and Myrtle Hazel Wilcox. His survivors include his wife, the former Betty Wilmot; and a daughter, Ann. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Towanda on Sunday, May 25 at 2 p.m. with Rev. George M. Nesbitt officiating. –Towanda Daily Review
WILMOT –BETTY J. WILCOX, 66 of 5120 SW 40th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., died at 4:26 p.m. on Aug. 23, 1995 at the Hollywood Medical Center, Hollywood, Fla. where she had been a patient. She had been in failing health for several years. She was born in Towanda the daughter of Rachel (Northrop) Chapin, a guest at the Bonham Nursing Center, RR 1, Stillwater, Pa. and the late LeRoy Wilmot. She had resided in Florida since 1959 and previously lived in Towanda. She was a graduate of Towanda High School in 1948. Mrs. Wilcox was preceded in death by her husband, Lauren A. Wilcox on May 16, 1991. Surviving in addition to her mother are a daughter, Ann Wilcox, Stillwater RR 1 and a brother, Russell L. Wilmot, RR 5, VanBuren, Ark. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1995 at 11:30 a.m. in New Columbus Cemetery, RR 1, Still water with the Rev. James A. Dile, pastor of Town Hill United Methodist Church and the Rev. William L. Price, retired United Methodist pastor officiating. There will be no viewing. The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be directed to the Town Hill United Methodist Church, RR 3, Shickshinny, Pa. Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home, Benton, Pa. in charge of the arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review
WRIGHT –MRS. ANITA E. MCKAY, 99 a former resident of Canton area died on Thursday, April 17, 1958 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. M. Allen, Vienna, Va. following a long illness. Born Feb. 2, 1859 in East Canton. Mrs. McKay was the daughter of Warren W. and Lucinda Shadduck Wright and was a descendant of Capt. Seth Wright and Dr. John Wilcox, who served in the American Colonial Revolution. She was the widow of Thomas G. McKay. Her early married life was spent in Sullivan County but later she lived in Washington, D.C. and was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Washington. For the past 40 years she had made her home with her daughters. Surviving are four other daughters, Mrs. Edward W. Kaseman of Williamsport, Mrs. Ernest G. Smith of Mansfield, Mrs. Blanche Keeler of Washington, D.C. and Mrs. J. V. Dusing of Norwalk, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Sheive of Millerton and Mrs. Leon Campbell of Baltimore, Md.; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. The body was at the Kleese Funeral Home, Canton where funeral services were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Wellner of Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda officiating. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery, Shunk. Pallbearers were: Paul Kaseman, Edward Kaseman, Lawrence Sheive, Harold Sheive, Charles Burdette and Wendell Smith. –Canton Independent Sentinel
CARL O. YOUNG, 72 of Micaville, NC and a former resident of Spring Hill, FL died March 5, 1989 at his home after a long illness. A native of Pennsylvania, he was a son of Gertrude G. Young of Troy, PA and the late Otto D. Young. He was a graduate of Mansfield College and attended Penn State University. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Doriscey Young; sons, Lynn Young of Ashville, NY, Curtis Young of Riverside, CA and Chris Young of Andover, MD; daughters, Celia Young of Dallas, TX and Jocleen of Tottowa, NJ; brothers, Larry Young of Troy, PA and Ted Young of Waverly, PA; four grandchildren. Memorial services were held March 9 in the First Methodist Church in Spring Hill, FL under the direction of the Wellwood Funeral Home.
R. BROOKS YOUNG DIED November 23, 1988 in St. Francis Hospital, Olean, N.Y. after a brief illness. Born Oct. 4, 1898 in Troy, Pa. he was a son of Douglas and Caroline Brooks Young. On June 11, 1919 he married the former Marion Brink in Elmira. She survives him. Mr. Young had been a self-employed fruit and dairy farmer most of his life. Surviving in addition to his wife, are three sons: Daniel Young of Bliss, Douglas Young of Fillmore and Edward Young of Tampa, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. J. Edward (Annamae) Keib of Wellsville, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a sister, Ruth Hawthorne of Holiday, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Harry Young, Roy Young and Elisha J. Young and a sister, Dorothy Gaylord. The funeral service was held in Rushford, N.Y. with burial in Podonque Cemetery, Rushford, N.Y. Memorials may be made to Gil’s Hill, P.O. Box 43, Wellsville, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review
ZELLERS –PATRICIA J. ZELLERS FAULKNER, 60 of 208 Ridgeview Road, New Cumberland, Pa. died Tuesday Oct. 3, 1995 in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township. She was born in Canton, Pa. on June 24, 1935 the daughter of the late Walter F. and Cecil M. Myers Zellers. She was a retired secretary for Lower Allen Township Building and Zoning Department, a life member of VFW Post 7415 Ladies Auxiliary New Cumberland and a member of Women of the Moose Lodge No. 382, Steelton and Riverview Golf Club, DDRE, New Cumberland. She is survived by her husband, John W. Faulkner; a daughter, Julie K. Allen of Duncannon; two sons, Christopher M. Faulkner of Bryan, Texas and John D. Faulkner of Seattle, Wash. and six grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Parthemore Funeral Home, 1303 Bridge St., New Cumberland, Pa. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Hanover Township. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cumberland Unit 205, 117 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review