In order by surname at birth
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.
GRIFFIN Michael P.
Age 57 of Elmira Heights, NY and formerly of Butler Ave., Horseheads, died unexpectedly at home on Sat., June 2, 2007. Mike was born on July 4, 1949, the son of the late Francis and Barbara (Eckert) Griffin Jr. He is survived by a spouse, Kimberly Griffin; son, Michael Griffin, daughters, Cassie Mosier and Casey Griffin; stepson, Douglas Johnson; eight grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Justin Hunter of Las Vegas, NV, Terry Cole of Sacramento, CA, Gail Strong of Lakeland, FL, Constance Seymour of Elmira, NY, Frances and Kenneth Seymour of Horseheads, NY, Patricia and Elmer Hoose of Brockport, NY, Dennis and Phyllis Griffin of Breesport, NY, Barbara and Robert Haag of Lakeland, FL, Brian Griffin of Elmira Heights, NY, Eddie "Scotty" and Kathy Griffin of Yreka, CA, Colleen (Glen Carney) Davis of Elmira, NY; cousin and best friend, Bonnie Ramsey of Dundee, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Mike was an employee of Acorn Tree Service. He was an avid NASCAR fan who also enjoyed bowling. Mike was a simple man and friend to many. He will be missed by those whose lives he touched. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Wed., June 6, 2007, from 5-7:00 p.m. His service and interment will take place on Thursday at a time to be determined.
MATHEWS –MRS. CATHERINE KROTZER, 58, a Montoursville native and wife of Allan V. Krotzer of Liberty RD 1 died Sunday, May 14, 1989 at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport following a long illness. She was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church, Liberty. Mrs. Krotzer was born Oct. 6, 1930 a daughter of Clarence and Minnie Mitstifer Mathews. Surviving, besides her husband, Allan and her mother of Liberty, are three daughters, Vicki Ramm, Jersey Shore, Darla Mitstifer, Liberty and Connie at home; two sons, Daryl, Liberty and Gene, Somerset; two sisters, Joan Twist, Roaring Branch and Betty Richter, Chemung, NY; three brothers, Robert Matthews and Clarence Mathews, both of Liberty and Howard Mathews, Baton Rouge, LA and 10 grandchildren. Mrs. Krotzer was predeceased by a sister, Beverly Clements. The funeral was held Tuesday at the church with the rev. Daniel May, her pastor officiating. Arrangements were handled by Tussey-Mosher’s, Wellsboro. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Krotzer’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel
LLEWELLYN MERRICK, 68 of Mansfield, died Tuesday, November 9, 2004 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. He was the husband of Gisela (Bechtel) Merrick with whom he would have celebrated a 47th wedding anniversary on June 5. He was born August 13, 1936 in LeRoy the son of Luther J. and Ruth M. (Crofut) Merrick and lived in Canton for several years. Llewellyn was a truck driver for many years for Price Trucking Co. and later for Rod Parthemer. He was a member of Bakerburg Community Church in Mainesburg. Llewellyn was a veteran of the US Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Gisela; three sons; Jerry L. Merrick, Mansfield, Vaughn A. Merrick, Spring Lake, NC and Donald E. Merrick, Topeka, KS; a daughter, Debbie Merrick of Mansfield; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a brother, George Merrick of Millerton. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, November 15, 2004 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Bakerburg Community Church. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. with Pastor Dave Dressler officiating. Services are under the direction of the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. –Canton Independent Sentinel
ANTOINETTE A. (TONI) MONTE, Elmira, died June 29, 1995 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. She was born April 16, 1924 in Wilkes-Barre to the late Nicholas and Gaitana Villano Monte of Cappo di Monte, Foggia, Italy, Wilkes-Barre, Granville Summit and Elmira. She was educated in the Bradford County Schools and was employed for 37 years at Moore Business Forms Co. prior to her retirement. Mrs. Monte was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Southside, formerly active with its Altar and Rosary Society and The Legion of Mary and Ladies of Charity of Elmira. She was predeceased by her sister, Lucy Monte Neidszwski, Nanticoke in 1989. Surviving are brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph G. and Dorothy E. Monte, Elmira and Leiber J. and Frances Parks Monte, Burdett, NY; sisters, Manuella Muccigrosso, Kingston, Carmella “Millie” Colton, Canton and Kathryn D. Monte and Paula Monte Chapman, Elmira and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held in Wilkes-Barre, July 3 at the Desiderio Funeral. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Holy Rosary Catholic Church with the Rev. Peter Menghini officiating. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. Pallbearers were her beloved nephews, Melvin N. Chapman, III and Louis F. Muccigrosso, Elmira, Daniel and James Colton, Canton, Nicholas Colton, Huntington, W.Va. and her godson, David Colton, Granville Summit. A Memorial Mass for her will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Southside, July 8 at 11 a.m. by the Rev. William Donnelly and the Rev. Lance Gonyo. Following Mass the family will receive friends at the Marian Centre, where a luncheon will be served. Those planning to attend the luncheon are asked to call (607) 7333-8890 to confirm attendance. In memory of Mrs. Monte, contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Southside for her memorial. –Canton Independent Sentinel
MONTE –LUCY MONTE NEIDZWSKI, Nanticoke, die Oct. 15, 1989 at her home after and extended illness. Mrs. Neidzwski was born in Albany, NY Feb. 7, 1917, a daughter of Nicholas and Gaitana Monte of Elmira, NY and Granville Summit. She was employed for several years as a dress designer and model for the Sandra Sage Co. and the Harry s. Pollack Dress Company. Mrs. Neidzwski was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Nanticoke and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was predeceased by a son, Nicholas in 1975. She is survived by her husband, John Neidzwski, Nanticoke; son and daughter-in-law, John T and Annmarie Neidzwski, Midland Park, NJ; brothers, Joseph G. Monte, Elmira and Leiber J. Monte, Burdett and Odessa, NY; sisters, Manuella Muccigrosso, Kingston, Carmella “Millie” Colton, Canton, Kathryn Monte, Antoinette Monte, and Paula Monte Chapman, Elmira, and two grandchildren. The funeral service was held at the Grontkowski Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis Church in Nanticoke. A memorial service and interment was at St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Muhlenberg, PA with the Rev. Santino Sanucci officiating. Honorary pallbearers were her nephews, Louis F. Muccigrosso, Elmira, Anthony Rydjewski, Hazelton, Daniel Colton and James Colton, Canton, Melvin N. Chapman II of Elmira and Pottsdam, NY and Theodore Sadusky Jr., Nanticoke. Those wishing may remember Mrs. Neidzwski through contributions to the American Cancer Society. –Canton Independent Sentinel
EDITH VIRGINIA MORGAN, 92, of Forksville, PA, (formerly of Johnson
City, NY), died in the early morning on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at Dar-Way
Nursing Home in Estella, PA. She was born on May 23, 1914, in Hillsgrove,
a daughter of the late John S. and Edith Snell Morgan. After graduating
business school, she was employed as a payroll bookkeeper for a financial
institution in Johnson City, NY. She was an active member of the
United Methodist Church in Johnson City, NY, and often organized and volunteered
to help with bake sales and doing crafts projects with shut-ins.
Virginia enjoyed her time spent traveling on several organized trips with
fellow Senior Citizens. She enjoyed flower gardening and reading.
Surviving are her nephew, Sheldon P. Morgan, of Lincoln Falls; nieces,
Donna Morgan Hannah, of Clyde, NC, Linda Faye Morgan Florentine, of Lincoln
Falls and other great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, John A. Morgan, of Lincoln Falls, and a sister, Leone Morgan Hyser, of Johnson City, NY. Graveside funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 11 a.m. in the Elkland Friends Cemetery, with Mr. Leon Molyneaux, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to your local public library in memory of E. Virginia Morgan. –Wyalusing Rocket
MORNINGSTAR –BETTY LOU BENNETT age 64, of Monroeton, died unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 18, 2006. She was born on March 19, 1942, a daughter of the late Wayne and Elizabeth Morningstar. Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband Jack L. Bennett in April of 2006. She was a caring and loving mother and grandmother who loved gardening, cooking, and especially time spent with her grandchildren. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Jack and Debra Bennett, of Monroeton; her daughter and son-in-law: Bobbie Jo and Brock Ayres, of Towanda; by her special grandchildren: Sarah and Breanna Bennett, Amber and Dylan Curtis, and Zachary Ayres; by a sister Sally Gardner; a brother: Richard Morningstar; by her mother-in-law: Alberta Cowan; by a special nephew: Scott Bennett, and a special niece Dana Gardner. Several other nieces and nephews also survive. There will be no services as requested by the family in Betty's memory. Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
NICHOLS –LUCILLE E. BACORN of Forksville, Pa. died on Saturday, May 31, 1997 at the age of 86 in the Highland Nursing Home of LaPorte following a lingering illness. Lucille was born on July 21, 1910 in Elmira, N.Y. the daughter of Hugh and Nancy fuller Nichols. She was a resident of Sullivan County for 62 years. Mrs. Bacorn is survived by: five sons; Hugh Conkright of Wellsboro, Pa., Douglas Bacorn of Forksville, Duane Bacorn of Dushore, Dale Bacorn of Bartow, W.Va. and Dean Bacorn of LaPorte; a daughter, Doris Sullivan of Forksville; five grandchildren; Hugh Conkright Jr., Richard Bacorn, Randy Bacorn, Misty White and Brady Bacorn; two great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. Lucile was predeceased by her husband, Rodney Bacorn in 1979. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 3, 1997 in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Matthew Pickering of the Millview Wesleyan Church officiating. Family and friends are invited to the funeral home on Monday evening, June 2, 1997 from 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will follow in the Barbors Cemetery, Lycoming County, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
EDWARD D. OWEN JR., 25 of 102 Seneca St., Sayre, Pa. died at the Robert Packer Hospital, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004. Born June 11, 1979 in Sayre, Pa. he enjoyed fishing and cooking. He was a loving husband and father. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Henry Croteau, Sr., great-grandmother, Ina Seager and grandfather, Anthony Vischansky. He is survived by his wife of one year and two days, Elizabeth at home; his children, a son, Justin Henry Owen and stepdaughter, Juliette Elizabeth Pierce, both at home; his mother and father Cindy and Rick Vischansky of Milan, Pa.; his maternal grandmother, Joanne Croteau of Sayre, Pa. and paternal grandmother, Dorothy Vischansky of Towanda, Pa. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Joseph Allen and Loretta Owen of State College, Pa. and a sister, Stephanie Campbell of Milan, Pa., several aunts, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, NY with Rev. Ann Bey Canfield officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Ingersoll Rand Credit Union for a college fund for Justin Owen and Juliette Pierce at 199 N. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
SALISBURY –MRS. (EVALYN ELENA) LOREN L. STONE –Member of Pioneer Family Is Buried. Historic Incidents Found in Lineage. –Mrs. Loren L. Stone died suddenly from a heart attack Monday, January 18, 1960 at the home of Mrs. Laura Jackson in Morris Run, where she was spending the winter. The funeral was held on Thursday at the Shunk Church with burial beside her husband in the West Hill Cemetery at Shunk. Mrs. Stone was the daughter of Elon G. Salisbury II and his wife, Vicilla Chloe Shadduck Salisbury. She was born August 22, 1874 in Fox Township and lived in that vicinity most of her life. April 26, 1893 she was married to Loren Leroy Stone of Potter County. Nine children were born to the couple. A son, died in infancy and a daughter, Lorena (Stone) Predmore died about 25 years ago. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Alice (Stone) Loomis of Corning, N.Y.; and six sons, Victor of Rochester, N.Y.; DeForest of Silver Springs, Md.; Herald J. of Gaithersburg, Md.; Lawrence C. of Wellsville, N.Y.; David J. of Stoneham, Mass. and Leroy of Roaring Branch; by 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; as well as by a sister, Mrs. Stanley (Hannah Eudora) Gilbert of Canton and two brothers, Elon G. Salisbury of Takoma Park, Md. and J. Wilder Salisbury of Long Beach, Calif. Mrs. Stone was a lifelong member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, having her membership in the Shunk Church so long as it continued and in recent years, attended the church at Newelltown and at Canton. Mrs. Stone’s ancestors were among the earliest settlers in Sullivan County. Her grandparents, Evert and Amy (Porter) Shadduck came from Schoharie County, New York over 125 years ago. The land for the cemetery in Shunk where she is buried was given by her Grandfather Shadduck. Her grandmother Shadduck was a granddaughter of Dr. John Wilcox, the only known Revolutionary soldier buried in Fox Township. He was the progenitor of the Wilcoxes of the Wilcox Family Association which meets each August at the Wilcox Grove, a part of the original Wilcox property. Mrs. Stone enjoyed attending recent Wilcox family reunions at the grove. On the Salisbury side she is descended from Bradford County pioneers. One of the, Mara (Sargeant) Grace was the “Molly Pitcher” of the battle of Bunker Hill, who carried buckets of water to the soldiers in the battle lines during the height of the fighting and later helped care for the wounded. Late in life she came to Springfield Township to be near her children and is buried in the Leona Cemetery. Another ancestor, William Salisbury was one of those who took part in the Boston Tea Party. He too came to Springfield Township to end his days. Mrs. Stone’s grandfather, John Salisbury had a large farm on Sugar Creek Road, his property included Mount Pisgah. A part of this farm remained in the Salisbury family till after the death of a grandson, Dalton Salisbury, a few years ago. –Canton Independent Sentinel
SAYMAN –ELLEN G. REED, 67 of Dushore RD 2, Forks Township, wife of Howard C. Reed, died Tuesday afternoon (January 5, 1988) at the Guthrie Medical Center in Dushore following a heart attack. She had just completed making funeral arrangements for her husband, Howard who died early on Tuesday morning. She was born May 28, 1920 in Forks Township, Sullivan County, daughter of the late Levi and Maude Crawford Sayman. She was a lifetime resident of Forks Township and was a member of the Endless Mountains Citizens Band Radio Club. On June 18, 1987 she and her husband Howard Reed celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary. Surviving is one sister-in-la, Mrs. Clara Sayman of The Sullivan Terrace, Dushore and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Richard A. Reeser, pastor of the Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel of Dushore officiating. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore RD. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday afternoon from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review
GEORGE C. SCHAAD, 76 of LeRoy died at Memorial Hospital, Towanda Sunday, May 19, 1968 following a short illness. Mr. Schaad was born in Parsonage, Pa. June 14, 1892 a son of William J. and Pamella Mosier Schaad. He was a member of the American Legion Post, Mildred, served with the AEF during World War I and was a life member of the Innes Hose Co. Canton. Surviving are his wife Shirley of LeRoy; a son William of Canton, Ohio; his stepmother, Virginia Schaad of Dushore, two sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Magill of Los Angeles, California and Mrs. Paul Harrington of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, Tuesday, May 21, at 1:30 p.m., with the Elder Samuel E. Miller of the West Franklin Mennonite Church officiating. Burial was in the Bahr Cemetery, Dushore, Pennsylvania. –Canton Independent Sentinel (George and Shirley owned and operated the Park Hotel in Canton, PA for many years.)
SEIP William "Bill", Sr.
Age 61, of Middlebury Center, PA, died Monday, June 4, 2007. Bill was the husband of Catherine "Kitty" Seip. He was born June 5, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA, a son of Charles and Olive (Young) Seip. Bill was an auctioneer for 15 years. He was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church, Wellsboro, PA. Bill loved his family, enjoyed auctioneering, antiques, and his dogs, Fancy and Lucky. Bill is survived by his wife, "Kitty"; two sons and daughters-in-law, Frederick "Fred" and Laurie Seip of Millerton, PA, William "Bill" and Susanna Seip of Corning, NY; three daughters and sons-in-law, Catherine "Cathi" Seip of Philadelphia, PA, Ann Marie and Thomas Thomas of Mansfield, PA, Karen and Wade DeLong of Holiday, PA; seven grandchildren, Michael, Aimee, Kathleen, Gregory, Jennifer, Brandon and Rebecca; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Lorraine Seip of NJ; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Everett Couples of NJ, Joyce and Marty Hahn of NJ; aunt, Ardell Young of PA; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, June 8, 2007, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately after the calling hours at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Green officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlebury or Chatham Fire Department in memory of Bill Seip, Sr.
SILVERSTRIM –MRS. JOHANNA E. SAYMAN, 78 of Sayre, formerly of Dushore and Towanda died Feb. 5, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born June 24, 1908 in Cherry Township a daughter of Johanna Anderson Silverstrim. Her entire lifetime was spent in Sullivan and Bradford Counties and she was a former member of Zion Chapel, Shepherd of The Hills Lutheran Church of Dushore. She was the widow of Delan Sayman who died in 1976. Surviving are a daughter, Regina Swank of Sayre RD; a son Arley of Towanda; sisters-in-law, Julia Silverstrim and Julia Sayman, both of Williamsport; Ina Silverstrim of Dushore and Anna Silverstrim of Waverly, NY; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Feb. 11, 1987 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore with Rev. Richard A. Reeser officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to The Bradford-Sullivan Chapter of the American Heart Association. –Towanda Daily Review
SMITH –CLARA CRANDALL SHADDUCK DAVIS, 85, Albany, widow of Harry E. Davis died April 24, 2003 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. A native of Granville, PA, Mrs. Davis moved to Albany, GA in 1963. She was the daughter of Roy D. and Clara English Smith. After graduating from Troy High School she attended Del Kader Beauty School in Elmira, NY. She was a member of the Windfall Methodist Church and W.O.T.M. in Canton. She enjoyed her cat, “B.C.”, being with her family, reading, playing cards, walking every day and working outside on her lawn. Surviving are a son, Charles Dale Crandall, Albany; daughters, Sharon Crandall Ferrantino and Beverly Crandall Woodrow, both of Albany, GA; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Proceeding her in death was a daughter, Paul Crandall Streb in 1989; brothers, Douglas Smith in 1944 and Harold Smith in 1987. At her request private memorial services were held at Mathews Funeral Home at the convenience of the family. Those desiring may make contributions to Albany Humane Society, 1705 Oakridge Road, Albany, GA. Mathew Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. –Canton Independent Sentinel
STANTON –BESSIE ELIZABETH STONE, 85 of 508 Outer Drive, State College died at Centre Community Hospital, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1986. Early in life she had been a teacher in the Troy schools. She had been executive secretary and treasurer of the Assembly of Rebekah, State of Pennsylvania and had been secretary for the state auditor general in Harrisburg for 10 years. She was a member of the Estelle Rebekah Lodge, Springfield. She was also active in the Democratic Party and once ran for the state assembly. She was born in Burlington Township on Nov. 30, 1900, a daughter of James Buchanan and Jennie Tate Stanton. She was married Feb. 28, 1920 to Miles L. Stone who died in 1974. Surviving are a daughter, Genevra Fleagle of State College; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. Private funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Levi Lamb Fund, designated to the Bessie Stone Fund, Penn State University, 23 Willard Building, University Park. Arrangements are under the direction of the Koch Funeral Home, State College.
STEVENS –SARA ESTELLE STEVENS RITTER age 85, died on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at Marcus Daly Hospice. A memorial service and interment has taken place in Hamilton, Mont. Sara was born on July 11, 1921, to Harry Stevens and Lulu Mott on the family farm near Franklindale, Bradford Township. She was the youngest of their four children. After graduating from high school she worked as a medical technician, going on to pursue a degree in bacteriology from Penn State. On July 13, 1950, she crossed the United States to take a job at the United States Public Health Services Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Mont. There she met Daniel Ritter, another bacteriologist, in January 1951. They were married in May of that year. A woman of many talents and interests, Sara's most treasured role was that of wife and mother. Sara and Dan remained in Hamilton, where they lived and raised their three children. It was there that she also lovingly cared for her husband throughout a long illness until his death in 1981. She loved to sew, knit, quilt and tend her flower garden. Her canned goods won blue ribbons at the Ravalli County Fair, and she was known for her wonderful baking. Every year on Halloween, trick-or-treaters could always expect freshly made gingerbread men at her door. She is remembered by her family as a kind, loving and steadfast woman, full of intelligence and integrity, who was happiest when she was helping someone else. For many years, she was an active member of the Methodist Baptist Federated Church, teaching Sunday school, serving on numerous boards, and participating in the service and fellowship of its Miriam Circle. She is survived by one sister, Ruth Moscrip of Towanda, Pa.; three children, Ann Owen of Hamilton, David Ritter of Roberts, Mont., and Nashville, Tenn., and Margaret Kubler of Corvallis, Ore.; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister Mary and brother, Ed. Sara's family extends many thanks to her other” family, the staff and residents of Sapphire Lutheran Homes, for 14 years of caring friendship. Donations may be made in her memory to the Marcus Daly Hospice, 1200 Westwood Dr, Hamilton, Mont. or to the charity of a person's choice. –Towanda Daily Review 1/5/2007
DELBERT JAMES (JIMMY) STONE, JR., Citrus Heights, CA died after an extended bout with cancer on Saturday, December 10, 1994 in California. He was born on May 14, 1936 in the Canton area, the son of Delbert Stone and the late Martha Carl Stone. Surviving are his wife, Marian; a son, Jerry James, California; three sons, Timothy James, Ft. Myers, FL, Thomas Edward, Tarpon Springs, FL and Delbert (Tray) James III, Jacksonville, FL; father, Delbert, Lakeland, FL; one brother, William (Bill), Lakeland, FL; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ellen and Donald Bittenbender, Lakeland, FL and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by his mother, Martha Stone and one sister, Aletha (Tiny) Stone Gustin, both with cancer. Jimmy graduated from Canton High School in 1954. He delivered milk in the Canton-Troy area for his sister and brother-in-law Tiny and Jim Gustin, who at that time were the owners of Edgewood Dairies in Troy, for several years before moving from the area. –Canton Independent Sentinel
DELBERT JAMES STONE, 91, Lakeland FL formerly of Gleason died May 25, 1996 at a nursing home in Lakeland. Born August 1, 1904 in Gleason, he was the son of the late Walter and Edyes Stone. He resided in Gleason and worked many years, until his retirement at Swayze Folding Box Company. Predeceasing him were his wife, Martha on October 5, 1993 with whom he spent 67 years of marriage; a daughter, Aletha (Tiny) in 1973; a son, Jimmy in 1994 and four brothers and three sisters. Surviving are one son, William Stone with whom he resided in Lakeland; on daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen and Donald Bittenbender, Lakeland, FL; a daughter-in-law, Marian Stone, Sacramento, CA; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a brother and two sisters-in-law, Carl and Doris Stone, Gleason; sister and brother-in-law, Rose and Francis Terry, Mansfield; sisters, Bessie VanDusen, Osceola and Margaret Bryington, Beaver Dams, NY. Arrangements were under the direction of Oakley Funeral home, Dade City, FL with funeral services held there on May 28 and burial in Dade City. –Canton Independent Sentinel
STONE –DR. GENEVRA S. FLEAGLE age 76 of State College, PA died Monday, June 15, 1998 at home. She was born November 7, 1921 in Springfield, PA the daughter of the late Miles L. and Bessie Stanton Stone. Dr. Fleagle graduated from Troy High School in 1937 received her BA from Penn State in 1941 and her medical degree from the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1946. Her internship was at Harrisburg General Hospital. With her husband, who she met in Harrisburg General they practiced rural general medicine from their home in East Smithfield, PA from 1948-1965. While she lived in East Smithfield, she served as president of the Bradford-Sullivan Counties Health Council, director of the Bradford County Cancer Society, a member of the Bradford County Medical Association, Girl Scout leader, offices in the local PTA and Music Boosters. She was listed in Who’s Who in American Women in 1961. In 1965 they moved to State College to join the staff of Ritenour Student Health Center at Penn State. She retired in 1981 and was awarded emeritus status. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in State College. She is survived by daughters, Nancy F. Devine of Cary, NC and Jill F. Ascah of State College, PA; six grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Samuel B. Fleagle in 1994. A private viewing was held at the Ascah residence on June 20 with burial to be in Boalsburg Cemetery, Boalsburg. Memorials may be sent to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 176, State College, PA or Nittany Hospice, PO Box 992, Clearfield, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
STONE –MARY ELLEN STONE BITTENBENDER, 57, Lakeland, FL died November 17, 2001 as a result of cancer. Born September 5, 1944 in Gleason, PA she was the daughter of the late Delbert and Martha Stone. She has resided in Lakeland for almost 30 years and was the resident property manager of B.A. Lakeland Associates, Ltd., an entity of Flagship Property Management (Bonny Apartments) since it was built in 1973. She is survived by her husband, Donald Bittenbender; a brother, William Stone, Lakeland FL; a stepdaughter, Denise Bittenbender, Las Vegas, NV; nieces and nephews, Vicki Gustin of Mountaintop, PA, Mike Stone of Lakeland FL, Cindy Shaylor of Troy, PA, William Stone Jr. of Lakeland, FL, Stephanie Williams of Troy, PA, Tom Ripley, Tim Ripley, Trey Ripley and Jerry Stone, Redondo Beach, CA. Predeceasing her were her sister, Aletha (Tiny) Gustin of Troy, PA in 1973 and her brother, James Stone of Citrus Heights, CA in 1994. Funeral services were held at the Trinity Baptist Church in Lakeland on November 27 with arrangements by the Oakley Funeral home in Dade City, FL. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, 6633 Old Highway 37, Lakeland, FL. –Canton Independent Sentinel
SWAIN –EDNA N. HARTZIG, 78, Crystal Lake, IL formerly of Canton died March 24, 1992 at Royal Terrace Health Care Inc., McHenry. She was born Nov. 19, 1913 the daughter of Charles T. and Alice Spencer Swain. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Crystal Lake. Mrs. Hartzig is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Shirley Hartzig, Syracuse, NY and Edward and Linda Hartzig, St. Petersburg, FL; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Lonnie Warnecke, Crystal Lake; daughter-in-law, Jean Hartzig, Canton; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Swain and Paul Swain, Burlington, PA and Lewis Swain, Sugar Run, PA; seven sisters, Bertha Wildrick, Factoryville, PA, Eleanor Cooley, Sayre, Phyllis Stevens, Towanda, Gladys Hunsinger, Dushore, Mildred Burlingame, Ulster, Frances Mathern, Wellsboro and Doris Hunsinger, Meshoppen. She was predeceased by her husband Willard Hartzig and son Ell Jay Jartzig. The funeral was held March 28 at Lord and Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church with burial in Windridge Cemetery in Cary. Memorials in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society. –Canton Independent Sentinel
ROBERT SWARTZ, 76 of West Central Avenue, South Williamsport died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998 at the Country Meadows, York. He and his wife, the former Lorraine Crofutt observed their 58th wedding anniversary April 12. He retired in 1981 from Conrail as a locomotive engineer after 41 years employment. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Leroy O. Buck Post 7863, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Garrett Cochran Post 1, American Legion and Lycoming County Voiture 382, 40 et 8. Other memberships included Lodge 106, F&AM, the Williamsport Consistory, Zafar Grotto, the Newberry Independent Club and Moose Lodge 145. He was a member of South Williamsport United Methodist Church. Born Jan. 29, 1922 in Union County, he was a son of Hugh F. and Mary Robbins Swartz. Surviving, besides his wife are a son, Robert of Johnson City, Tenn.; a daughter, Judith Kaufman of York; two sisters, Martha Lupold of Montgomery and Edna Koelker of Bloomsburg; two grandsons and two great-granddaughters. A memorial service will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
DONALD W. SWINGLE, 71 of RR 1, Box 45, Granville Summit died at the Troy Community Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 1994. He was born April 6, 1923 in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa. the son of the late Ralph and Pauline Wright Swingle. Mr. Swingle was employed by Penn-Troy Machine Shop, Troy as a machinist, retiring in 1985. He was a first sergeant of the U>S> Army, a veteran of the Army Infantry, fighting in World War II and serving in Germany and Africa. He was a career serviceman, retiring in 1964. Mr. Swingle was a member of the Troy American Legion. He also was an avid hunter. Surviving are his wife, Gertrude and one brother, Harold (Toppy) Swingle of Granville Summit, also several nieces and nephews. Mr. Swingle was predeceased by his parents. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 4, 1994 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. –Towanda Daily Review
TAYLOR –JULA M. STURGIS, 95, Ft. Pierce, FL formerly of Grover died November 2, 1993 in Ft. Pierce Care Center, Ft. Pierce, FL. She was born January 22, 1898 in Canton Township, a daughter of Will G. and Linna Jones Taylor. She was a member of the Grover Church of Christ. Surviving are a granddaughter and husband, Linda A. and John Heffner, Painted Post, NY; grandson, Joseph R. Sturgis, Chicago, IL; great-grandson, John Heffner, Jr., Painted Post, NY; daughter-in-law, Ida Sturgis Parker, Liberty, PA. Mrs. Sturgis was predeceased by her son, Allyn R. Sturgis, October 10, 1991. A memorial service will be held November 20, 1993 at 2 p.m. at the Grover Church of Christ, with the Rev. Willard Strunk, officiating. –Canton Independent Sentinel
PUSEY PHILIP TAYLOR SR., 82 of Troy RR3 (Mt. Pisgah) died early Wednesday morning, May 21, 2003 at his home. He was born on April 28, 1921 in Brandywine Summit, Pa. a son of the late Bayard Sr. and Eleanor Hickman Taylor. On June 26, 1943 he married the former Edna Karr in West Chester, Pa. In 1961 the Taylor family moved to Bradford County and acquired a dairy farm near Mt. Pisgah. Mr. Taylor saw to the farm’s daily operations for 42 years until failing health no longer permitted him to continue. He was no stranger to a hard day’s work and enjoyed the outdoors. Pusey was an avid hunter and was well-known throughout the area for buying and selling cattle. He is survived by: his wife of nearly 60 years, Edna Taylor; four children and their spouses, Philip and Judy Taylor of Troy, David Carl and Pat Taylor of Lakeland, Fla., George Walter Sr. and Connie Taylor of Luthers Mills and Sherry Lynne and Morgan White of Unionville, Va.; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. His family invites friends to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 23 at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24 at the Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery in Chadds Ford, Pa. Those who wish may direct memorial donations in Mr. Taylor’s name to the Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
IVAN O. TEETER, 91 of Cherry Township, Dushore died on Saturday, July 17, 1993 at Towanda Memorial Hospital following a lingering illness. He was born on Feb. 18, 1902 in Overton Township, Bradford County, the son of the late Fred and Minnie Emory Teeter. Prior to his retirement he was employed by Corning Glass as a ceramicist. He left surviving his wife, Grace Rohe Teeter at home; Ivan O. of Chicago, Ill., Ivan E. of Covington; Robert of Corning; William of Covington; three daughters, Betty of troy, Donna of Troy and Shirley of Wellsboro; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore. –Towanda Daily Review
EDWARD FIELD THOMAS, a guest of Epworth Manor, formerly of Tyrone and Canton died October 23, 1987. He was born in Canton, the son of Marshall Jenkins and Harriette Field Thomas. He was a graduate of Canton High School and Syracuse University and retired from the Tyrone Area School district. He previously taught in various school districts, including Troy. Mr. Thomas was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Bricklayers Union, the PSEA, the NEA, the Retired Teachers Association and Howard Gardner Post #231 American Legion. He is survived by three children, Samuel D., Blossburg, Edward W., Dover, NJ and Mrs. Thomas (Jennifer) McGraw, Miami, FL; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister, Isabel Krotzer, Canton; brother, Bruce Thomas, Alma, NY. Mr. Thomas was predeceased by his wife, Martha on March 9, 1987. Funeral services were held Monday at the Getz and Searer Funeral home with Rev. H. Richard Welliver officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Tyrone, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
FORD TURNER – Notice has been received of the death of Ford Turner, formerly of Granville Summit who died June 2, 1998 in Sarasota, FL. He was the son of George and Iona Tuner and is survived by a wife, Pat and step-children. –Canton Independent Sentinel
VERMILYA –LINDA JANE CHESTNUT, 49, Williamsport died May 23, 1997 at her home after the lawn tractor she was operating rolled atop her. Born April 16, 1948 in Canton she was a daughter of Elmo M. and Edith M. Reed Vermilya. She was a 1966 graduate of Canton High School. She and her husband, James E. Chestnut observed their 24th wedding anniversary last September 4. They owned and operated Professional Petroleum Service Co. in Old Lycoming Township. She was a team mother for the ASA Silver Bullets softball team and the Old Lycoming Girl’s Softball League. Aside from softball, she enjoyed NASCAR racing and skiing. Mrs. Chestnut was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church. Surviving besides her husband and parents of Canton, are: son, James E. Jr. Williamsport; two daughters, Jennifer J. and Jackie J. both at home; a step-daughter, Angela J. Rishel, Muncy; seven brothers, Joseph C. and William S. Vermilya, both of Williamsport, James M. Vermilya, Easton, Jeffrey L. Vermilya, Atlanta, Randy A. Vermilya, Kirtland, OH, Christopher W. Vermilya, Cannonsburg and Eric T. Vermilya, Pittsburgh; two sisters, Nan Swain, Henrietta, NY and Cindy A. Vermilya, Easton; one grandson; two step-grandchildren. The funeral was held May 28 at the Knight-Confer Funeral home with the Rev. Melvin D. Bole, her pastor officiating. –Canton Independent Sentinel
ELMER T. ‘SHORTY’ WALBURN, SR., 75, Danville died May 17, 2001 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville where he was a medical patient. Born in Turbot Township, March 25, 1926 he was a son of the late Elmer C. and Mary P. (Botts) Walburn. A Navy veteran, he served in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. In 1981, Mr. Walburn retired for Maurer Trucking, Jerseytown, where he had been employed as a truck driver. Prior to that he had worked at the former Dye-Tex, Montoursville. Earlier in his life, he was employed for 25 years at Thatcher Glass, Elmira, NY. Surviving are his wife of 38 years, the former Joyce Greene; sons and daughters-in-law, Elmer T. Jr. and Cathlyn Walburn, Granville Summit, Gary L. and Betsy Walburn, Alba, Rick A. and Pam Greene, Tampa, FL, Daniel E. Heeman and Brian L. Walburn, both of Danville; daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie R. and Thomas Adams, Bentley Creek, Cathy Coats, Wilkes-Barre, Barbara J. Guy, Williamsport, Donna J. Beechel, Watertown, NY and Dawn M. and Lee Foust, Millville; brothers, Howard, Turbotville, Harold, Muncy, Ken, Florida, Bob, Connecticut, William “Bill” and Joe, both of Turbotville and Eugene “Butch”, Danville; sisters, Eleanor Kulp, Florida and Mary Alice Macciocca, Dewart; 31 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Burbank and sister, Hazel Walburn. The funeral service was held May 21 from the Brooks Funeral Home, Turbotville with the Rev. Eric Morris, pastor of Fairview Church of the Nazarene officiating. Burial was in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy with full military honors. –Canton Independent Sentinel
HAROLD G. WALBURN, 75, Williamsport died October 24, 1993 at home. Born March 25, 1918 in Pottsgrove, he was the son of Thomas Elmer and Dorothy Annetta Walburn. Retiring in 1982, he was employed by the Mushroom Transportation Co. for 35 years and was a member of the Wheel Inn. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, the former Mary Elizabeth Cromley; two daughters, Mrs. Nancy J. Matthews, Liberty and Mrs. Patricia A. Bower, Trout Run; one brother, Arthur, Millport, NY; three sisters, Evelyn Shedd and Pauline Sharrow, both of Canton and Florence Murray, Watsontown; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Williamsport, October 27 with the Rev. Donald Fay, pastor of Cogan House Christian Church officiating. Burial was in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. –Canton Independent Sentinel
WALTERS –JEAN M. STONE, 52 of Towanda RR 6, Wysox Township died Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 7, 1992 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. She was born on June 21, 1940 in Owego, Broome County, N.Y., the daughter of the late Lester and Nancy Wheeler Walters. Mrs. Stone spent most of her lifetime in the Bradford County area. She left surviving; her husband, Carlyle A. Stone at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Carlyle E. and Kathleen Stone of Hampton, Va. and Stephen R. and Brenda Stone of Newport News, Va.; one granddaughter, Stephanie M. Stone of Newport News; her mother, Mrs. Nancy Walters of Wysox RR 2; three sisters, Miss Beverly Walter of Wysox, Mrs. Betty Milarta of Wyalusing and Mrs. Helen Jackson of West Virginia; two brothers, Daniel Walters of Spring Hill, Pa. and David Walters of Canton and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date at the convenience of the family. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or the American Heart Fund. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing. –Towanda Daily Review
WANDS Edith Mildred
Obit from Steuben Courier, Bath, NY February 18, 1916
Avoca, Feb 16-After an illness of a very few days, Mrs William Austin died at her home in this village last Friday evening. Her death came as a painful surprise to the people of this community as very few even knew that she had been ill. She had suffered a severe attack of grip which became complicated with other diseases. Her maiden name was Edith M. Wands and she was born and reared in Elmira. Much of the time since her marriage her home had been in this town. She is survived by her husband, three sons and two daughters, to whom is extened the sincere sympathy of the community in their irreparable loss. Her age was 31 years. The funeral was held from the Baptist church Sunday afternoon. (Note: Edith was actually born in Fassett PA; the daughter of William Burgess Wands and Estella DeVoe).
EARL BRUCE WARBURTON, 87 a lifelong resident of Forks Township, Sullivan County died early Sunday morning, Nov. 10, 2002 after a brief illness. He was born Jan. 19, 1924 at the family homestead, the son of the late Oscar and Lillian Driscoll Warburton. Earl graduated from the Elkland Vocational High School in 1942. On Feb. 23, 1946 he married the former Shirley Day. They celebrated 56 years of marriage. Earl was a dairy farmer and worked several years in the logging industry. He was a former Forks Township supervisor and member of the East Forks Cemetery Association. Ear was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He enjoyed his visits with his family in Montana and traveling around the United States with his wife and family, Jule and Marvin Driscoll. He enjoyed playing cards, hunting, wood working and riding his four-wheeler around the farm and through his woods. He was an avid baseball and New York Yankees fan. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Warburton at home; son and daughter-in-law, James B. and Barbara Warburton of New Albany RR 2; daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Darrell Reibson of jersey Shore, Pa. and six grandchildren, Bruce (Sandi) Warburton, Laraine (Keith) Bowen, Jennifer (Jim) Smith, Jesse (Jen) Reibson, Amy (Nick) Molyneux and Brian (Eileen) Warburton. A brother, Lee Warburton of New Albany predeceased him. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 at the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Overton from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the Warburton Hill Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Dushore Ambulance Association in lieu of flowers in Mrs. Warburton’s memory. Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore. –Towanda Daily Review
WESLEY JAMES WARD, 64 died October 13, 1996 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Holly Bishop, Ridgecrest, CA after a long illness. Wesley “Jim” was born March 15, 1932 in Leolyn, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Ralph Ward and brother, Robert Guy Ward. Surviving are; his daughters, Holly Bishop, Ridgecrest, CA, Cindy Terens, Santa Monica, CA, Sue Sacherer, Spokane, WA, Charlene Kirby, Centerville, VA; a son, Martin Ward, Spokane, VA; one brother, Ralph Preston Ward, Beaver Dams, NY; five sisters, Laura Kilmer, Barbara Ribble, Sandra Ribble, all of Beaver Dams, NY, Wilma Brown, Lakeside, CA and Lillian Watson, Bowie, TX. Memorial service was held at the Desert Christian Center, Ridgecrest, CA. Interment was in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
MAURICE JAY WARNER, 82 of Jonesville, South Carolina died Friday, November 20, 1992 in a local hospital after a brief illness. He was born July 9, 1910 in Roseville, PA a son of Jay and Liza Prutsman Warner. Mr. Warner was a retired carpenter. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. Surviving is his wife, Esther Kilgore Warner of 258 New Hope Church Road, Jonesville, South Carolina; a daughter, Mrs. Jane Peay of Jonesville; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Union, South Carolina with burial to be in Unity Cemetery, Fort Mill, South Carolina.
DEAN WATKINS of Monroeton died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a valiant struggle against cancer. Born Oct. 31, 1936 he was the son of Helen and Harry A. Watkins of Powell. A graduate of Towanda High School class of 1954, he attend Mansfield and West Chester Universities. He graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. He completed his graduate and post graduate works at Yellow Springs, OH and the University of Virginia. He was an educator for 40 years in the field of general science and biology. He expanded the minds of many middle and high school students. The touched the lives of students at Drexel Hill Junior High School, the Waverly Central School District and the Bedford County School District. “Coach” Watkins also directed life to coaching all sports. He was a football coach in Pa., N.Y. and Va. He expanded the physical talents of everyone he touched. He spent years as Assistant Swim Coach at the University of Virginia. Dean assisted swimmers in developing their talents and advancing on to winning two ACC Championships. The swim team produced athletes who qualified for the Olympic Trials. Surviving family is his wife, Jane: two sons, Dean H. and his wife Melanie and their daughter, Natalie of Denver Co. and Craig L. and his wife Angie and their sons, Nick and Nate of Kansas City, Mo. He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Thomas Musick and his family, Dana and Ashley of Dallas, TX. Preceding Dean in death were two sons: Michael and Keith who succumbed to Cystic Fibrosis. He was also preceded in death by his mother, Helen Watkins of Powell. Dean will be missed by his loving brothers and sisters and their families: James, Celine, Allison, Linda and Arnold of Horseheads. Also by Robert, Carol, Matt and Shelly of Macedonia; Dale, Christie and Carrie of West Chester; Beverly Packard, Dave, Tiffany, Stephanie and Daniel of Towanda; there are many cousins, nephews, nieces and close friends who will miss his presence. A memorial service will be conducted at the First United Methodist Church of Towanda on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000 at 1 p.m. In memory of Dean, an educational scholarship is being started in lieu of flowers. For information on this scholarship please contact his wife. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home. There are no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review
DAVID JAMES WESTON age 56, of Bentley Creek, PA. He was born October 28, 1948 in Elmira, son of Sybil (Costello) and the late Robert Weston and passed from this earth into his Fathers arms on Friday, October 29, 2004, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He has left behind his beloved wife of 20 years, Michelle. Loving father to David Weston II, Kellie Weston, Sarah (Ed) Sperduto, Billy Vosburgh, Josh (Kristie) Vosburgh, Katie Weston, and Elizabeth Weston. Grandpa Dave to Gabrielle, Nicholas, Kelsey, Alex, Dusty, Caitlyn, Noah and Lindsay. Survived by his loving brothers, Bill (Shirley) of Horseheads, John (Carol), Tom, Mike (Debbie), all of Elmira; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Robert (Bob) Weston. Dave was a former Marine who served his country in the Vietnam War. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Elmira, NY. He left us with memories of his sharp wit and great sense of humor and will be greatly missed. Many thanks to the caring staff on 2B at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" II Timothy 4:17. Family and friends are invited to attend his memorial service on Monday, November 1st at 1 p.m. in Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church, Berwick Turnpike, E. Smithfield, PA. Rev. Lynn Ensign, his Pastor and friend, will officiate. Flowers will be provided by the family and those wishing to remember Dave may do so through donations to the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church Kingdom Bound Group, P.O. Box 6, E. Smithfield, PA. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. –Elmira Star Gazette
WALTER RAYMOND WETHERBEE age 56, of 338 E. Third St., Corning, died Thursday, October 9, 2003, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born May 18, 1947 in Corning, the son of the late Walter C. and Mina (Heichel) Wetherbee. He married Nancy J. Nickerson on October 26, 1974 in Corning. Walter served in the US Army in Vietnam from 1966 to 1969. He was a Substrate Celcore Operator at Corning, Inc., where he retired in 2002. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. His survivors include his wife, Nancy J. Nickerson at home; one daughter, Lisa J. (Angelo) Trivisonno, Elmira; one son, Walter Raymond (Jennifer) Wetherbee II, Rochester, NY; two sisters, Donna (Dick) Weis, Still Water, OK, and Joan (John) Brown, Lakeland, FL; one brother, Stephen (Sandy) Wetherbee, Belfort, PA; four grandchildren, Daniel and Anthony Faulisi and Erika and Michaela Trivisonno; three nephews, six nieces, several aunts, uncles and cousins. Calling hours will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, where the funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery, Corning. Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH or the charity of choice. –Elmira Star Gazette
WHERRY –MRS. MARTHA W. THOMAS, formerly of Tyrone and a guest at Epworth Manor died March 9, 1987 at the Altoona Hospital following a brief illness. She was born March 3, 1903 in Altoona, the daughter of Samuel W. and Mary E. Ferry Wherry. She is survived by her husband, Edward F. Thomas; two sons, Samuel D. of Blossburg, Edward W. of Dover, NJ; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Jennifer) McGraw of Miami, Fl; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Smeal of Altoona and Mrs. Jessie Riley, Sun City, AZ. She was preceded in death by one brother. Mrs. Thomas was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, the Tyrone Chapter of AARP, an honorary member of the Tyrone Business and Professional Womens Club and an active member of the Logan Study Club. She was a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She taught school for six years in Canton and later served as a substitute teacher in the Mechanicsburg School System. In 1944 the Thomases moved to Tyrone where she served as a substitute teacher in the Tyrone School system and was later employed for seven years as a bookkeeper by WTRN Radio, Tyrone, retiring in 1966. Mass of Christian Burial was said March 11 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church with Father J. Joseph Strittmatter as celebrant. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Tyrone, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
WALKER B. WILBER, 85 formerly of Canton died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella. Walker was born March 6, 1914 in Shunk, Pa. He was one of 10 children born to the late Lewis and Lillian Shaver Wilber. In September 19333, Mr. Wilber married the former Minnie Edkin of Shunk. Minnie preceded Walker in death in May 1981 following 47 years of loving marriage. As a young man, Walker worked as a well driller and a tree trimmer. In 1964 he acquired a dairy farm in Beech Flats (Canton Township). In 1974 his son Douglas took over the farm and Walker accepted a job with the Canton Area School district as a custodian for the former middle school. Upon the school’s closure in 1977, Mr. Wilber retired. He was a member of the Grover Church of Christ and the Beech Flats Grange No. 336. Walker was an avid outdoorsman. In earlier years he enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in his garden. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Marlene Wilber of Canton and Harold and Betty Wilber of Marysville, Pa.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Alice and Walter Wolfe of Marysville and Betty and Gideon Lapitan of Canton; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife, Minnie, Mr. Wilber was preceded in death by an infant son, Harry in 1939; two sons, William in 1970 and Donald in 1995 and six brothers and three sisters. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999 at the Pepper Funeral home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Willard Strunk, his pastor officiating and close friend, William McNett assisting. Burial will follow in the Brown Cemetery in Shunk, Pa. the family suggests that memorials be directed to the Western Alliance EMS, P.O. Box 13, Troy, Pa. in Mr. Wilber’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
WILLIAMS –CARMETA JUNE LANTZ, 58 of Middleburg RD 2, PA died in Center Township, Snyder County as the result of injuries suffered in a one-car accident. (June 19, 1997) She was born July 28, 1930 in Springfield Township, Bradford County, daughter of the late Orin and Blanche Newton Williams. She was a graduate of Allentown Bible Institute. She is survived by her husband and six children, six grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 22 at Mountain Road God’s Missionary Church in Penn’s Creek with burial to be in Beavertown God’s Missionary Cemetery.
DONALD M. WILLIAMS, Newark, NY died June 4, 1993 in New York. Mr. Williams was a former Canton resident; an employee of Swayze Folding Box Co. and a farmer before moving to Newark 22 years ago. He was also an Army veteran of World War II, fighting in all six major battles. Surviving are a son, Donald L. Williams, Canton; three daughters, Vera Reed and Carolyn Pidcoe, Canton and Donna Jones, Sayre; a sister, Betty Leonard, Hillsgrove, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral was held June 7 at Schulz Funeral Home, Newark, NY with the Rev. Gerald Harris officiating. Burial was in Newark Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel
WOOD –IDA E. CHILSON - Those we hold most dear never truly leave us … they live on in the kindnesses they showed, the comfort they shared and the love they brought into our lives. … On Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2006, our loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother Ida E. Chilson, 88, of Warren Township (RR 2, Rome, Pa.) went to her heavenly home. Ida was born on Jan. 3, 1918, in North Orwell, Pa., a daughter of the late Stanley and Winifred (French) Wood. She attended school in North Orwell and for many years worked at General Electric in Johnson City, N.Y., was a dedicated nurse aide at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home and served as a phone operator for Endless Mountain Transportation in Towanda. Ida was a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother and treasured the time spent with her family. In addition she also enjoyed crocheting and watching NASCAR, and was an avid Tiger Woods and Yankees fan. Ida is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette and Rosslyn Culver of Harpersville, N.Y., Joyce Spacek of Owego, N.Y., and Luice Relyea and companion Bob Knox of Owego; her sons and daughters-in-law: Keith and Joan Chilson of Rome, Scott Chilson of Rome, and David and Betty Chilson of Owego; a sister, Marjorie Wheaton of Oregon; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and their families. Ida was predeceased by her husband, Stephen L. Chilson; her sons Kenneth and Steven; her brothers, Lyle and Leonard; son-in-law Bill Relyea; and two granddaughters. A time of remembering the special gift Ida was to all of us will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Saturday at the chapel. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a charity of one's choice in loving memory of Ida E. Chilson. –Towanda Daily Review
ALDEN C. WOOWARD age 75 of Troy died at the Bradford County Manor after many years of declining health on April 26, 2000. He was born Jan. 19, 1925 in Canton the son of the late Harmon and Clara (Soper) Woodward. “Aldy,” as he was known to his family and friends was a retired custodian from the Troy Area School District. He was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Aldy was well-loved by all and enjoyed being around people. His laughter was contagious and he was a wonderful uncle and great-uncle. Aldy will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his sister, Joy Carnright of Old Town, Fla.; nieces, Marilyn (Richard) Sine, Anita (Gary) Reeser, Faye (Rob) Cockrin, all of Ald Town, Fla., Glenda (Robert Fuller and June (Paul) Jackson, both of Troy; nephews, David (Cheryl) Carnright Jr. of Meshoppen, Pa., Warren (Sue) Carnright of Old Town, Fla. and James (Connie) Avants and Tim (Tina) Avants, both of Troy; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and all his special friends who cared for him at the Bradford County Manor. Aldy was predeceased by his brother-in-law, James Avants; sister, Beatrice Avants and brother-in-law, Warren Carnright. It was Aldy’s wish not to have a service and that memorial contributions be sent to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., Troy. –Towanda Daily Review
GEORGE E. WOODWARD – Word has been received of the death of George Emery Woodward, 88, Cleburne, TX formerly of the Canton area on July 31, 1999. Mr. Woodward was born February 21, 1911 in McIntyre Township. He was a veteran of the US Army and worked as a newspaper printer. Memberships included the Keene Seventh-Day Adventist Church where he served on numerous boards, was a Sabbath School teacher and a very active member. He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Rexford Woodward, May 1998. Surviving are daughter, Virginia Barber, Cleburne, TX; granddaughter, Tammie Williams; grandson, Timothy Williams, both of Cleburne, TX, three great-grandchildren. –Canton Independent Sentinel
WOODWARD –GERALDINE WOODWARD WEBSTER, 74, Winter Haven, FL died Oct. 11, 1999 at the Florida Hospital in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Born in Gleason, PA, January 2, 1925, she was the daughter of Henry and Anna Rudy Woodward. She graduated from Canton High School in 1942 and retired in 1989 as an accountant from St. Gabriel’s Parish, Washington, DC Archdiocese. Mrs. Webster was a member of the Faith Assembly of God in Winter Haven. Surviving are her husband, Charles L. Webster; son, Jeffrey; granddaughter, Christina Thornton; great-granddaughter, Carley all of Florida; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl & Ada Woodward and Thad & Luania Woodward, Canton; niece, Kathleen High, Wellsburg, NY; nephews, Thad E. Woodward, Canton & Bradley Woodward, Florida; step-sister, Catherine Hicks, Troy; several cousins, six great-nieces and nephews and eight great-great-nieces & nephews. A memorial service will be held in Florida at a later date. –Canton Independent Sentinel
HARRY H. WOODWARD, 73, Ralston, PA died September 22, 1994 in the Williamsport Hospital. Mr. Woodward was born April 10, 1921 in Roaring Branch, PA a son of Harry J. and Blanche Campbell Woodward. He was employed by Pennsylvania Department of Highways for eight years and later at the former Zanner’s Sawmill in Cogan Station for 20 years retiring in 1976. He was a World War II army veteran. Surviving are his wife, the former Velma Street. They celebrated 48 years of marriage on July 24, 1994; four sons, Jack I., Daniel G. and Thomas L. all of Cogan Station and John R., Ralston; three daughters, Mrs. Bonnie L. Austin, Mrs. Robin L. Vroman and Mrs. Mary Blackburn, Ralston; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Harold H. Woodward, Roaring Branch; three sisters, Mrs. Frances Morgan, Elmira, NY, Mrs. Vivian Tillotson and Mrs. Georgia Davies, both of Roaring Branch; nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Woodward was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Mrs. Beverly Day in 1986. Funeral was held from the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, Canton, September 25 with Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the North Union Christian Church officiating. Interment was in the Pennsdale Cemetery, Lewis Township, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
RONALD L. ‘SMILEY’ WOODWARD, 65, died November 5, 2003 at his home. Born June 24, 1938 in Canton, he was a son of the late Arch and Anna Greenway Woodward. He was a mechanic/wilder with Hogslat in Newton Grove. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Brown Woodward; son, Ron Woodward Jr. and his wife, Linda, Princeton; brothers, Jack Woodward, Leesburg, FL and Lee Woodward, Troy, PA; sisters, Ida Morgridge, Williamsport; Ruth Woodward, Pittsburg; Alice Dunbar, Canton, PA; Doris Fisher, Hazelton, PA; grandchildren, Lynnelle Janney and her husband, Lee, Hope Mills, NC; Jason Woodward, Goldsboro; Shawna Woodward, Princeton and father-in-law, Raymond H. Brown, Binghamton, NY. A funeral service was conducted November 8 in Chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Princeton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial and Tributes Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
THORTON LEE WOODWARD, 73 of 1821 Blanchard Ave., Williamsport formerly of Warren, Michigan died July 12, 1984 at his home. Mr. Woodward was born July 1, 1911 in Ward Township, Tioga County, Pa. the son of Nathan S. and Emma Jane Comfort Woodward. He was a machinist for the Ford Machine Co. in Sterling Heights, Michigan for 22 ½ years. Mr. Woodward’s 10 brothers and sisters preceded him in death. He was also predeceased by his wife, Pearl E. Bastion in April 1977. He is survived by daughters; Carol E. Hudson and Darlene A. Lester, both of Warren, Mich.; sons, Thornton J. of Williamsport, Charles A. of Trout Run, Clair E. and Gary L. both of Warren, Mich.; 226 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held Monday, July 16 at 1 p.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral home with Rev. Charles A. Bailey, pastor of the Ralston United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery, Pa. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review