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.
COREY LEE ADAMS, 15 of Berwick, Pa., died Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. Corey was born Jan. 20, 1992, the son of Gary W. Adams II and Diana Gilligbauer. Corey was a special child. He brought joy to his family and friends. In addition to his parents, Corey is survived by his grandparents, Carol Adams and Howard Swope of Wysox, and Gary and Ginny Adams of Tunkhannock, Pa; a great-grandmother, Natalie Adams of East Smithfield, Pa.; special uncles, Danny Adams of Unityville, Pa., and Randy and Susan Adams of Canton, Pa.; a cousin, Christopher Adams and Amber Bassett; also lots of aunts, uncles and cousins and a very special caretaker, Darlene Clark of Orangeville, Pa. Corey is also survived by his biological mother, Randi Lynn Blauvelt of North Carolina. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 25, at the Allen Funeral Home, 745 Market at Eighth Street, Bloomsburg, Pa., with the Rev. Steve Engelhardt, Trinity Reformed U.C.C., officiating. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in New Rosemont Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. For those wishing, memorial contributions are suggested to: Janet Weis Children's Hospital, C/O Geisinger Foundation, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 6/22/2007
FRANCIS X. ‘BUD’ AMBS age 79 of Dushore, Pa. died peacefully at his home on Saturday, April 14, 2007. Bud was born in Dushore, Aug. 10, 1927, a son of the late Frank G. and Emma Bahl Ambs. He graduated from St. Basil's High School, a member of the class of 1945. Bud served in World War II in the U.S. Navy, stationed in the Philippines. He married the former Shirley M. Hollenback of Dushore, on Aug. 9, 1947 at St. Basil's church in Dushore, Pa. Bud worked for Daly's Bottled Gas and also wired many homes for Daly's. He worked for PennDOT in LaPorte as a supervisor for eight years. He later became a foreman at the former GTE Sylvania (now Osram) in Towanda, retiring in 1985 after 20 years of service. After retiring, Bud took over as sexton of St. Basil's Church and Cemetery, maintaining the church and St. Basil's and St. Francis' "Cummiskey" cemetery grounds. He also built and cared for a shrine to the Blessed Mother in his meticulously mowed lawn. He also had an extensive shop when he did welding as hobby. When his health was good, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Bud was a member of St. Basil's Catholic Church in Dushore, Pa., and a member of McDermott Post 452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa. Surviving are: three sons, Joseph F. Ambs of Towanda, Pa., Richard W. Ambs of Williamsport, Pa., and John F. Ambs of Westminster, Md.; three daughters, Cathy Kriel of White Haven, Pa., Pattie Ambs of Phoenix, Ariz., and Karen Cullen of Sugar Ridge, Pa.; a brother, Joseph Ambs of Bridgewater, N.J.; a sister, Sister Mary Frances Ambs I.H.M. of Binghamton, N.Y.; brothers-in-law Dick Hollenback of Tucson, Ariz., and Leo Karge of Dushore; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Mary Ziegler of Frackville, Pa., and Agnes Bayait of Towanda. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Philip S. Rayappan, pastor of St. Mary's Church, Wyalusing, Pa., presiding. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Homer Funeral Home. The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorials be directed to the Holy Family Residence (Little Sisters of the Poor), 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, Pa. Graveside military services will be accorded by members of McDermott Post 452 American Legion, Mildred. Members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 4/16/2007
AUMICK – David Andrew Aumick, 22, of Mansfield, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006 at home. He was born Oct. 27, 1983 in Wellsboro, the son of David and Sally Wilkins Aumick. David was employed as a lineman by Hinkle and McCoy. He was a member of his union and VFW Post 6757, Mansfield. David is survived by his father and step-mother, David and Kathy Aumick of Troy; mother and step-father, Sally and Gordon Lewis of Mainesburg; sister and brother-in-law, Rachele and Joseph Fiske of Mansfield; maternal grandmother, Shirley Wilkins of Ft. Meade, Fla.; two nephews, Joseph and John; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends were invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Mansfield on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Services followed with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. – Mansfield Gazette, Aug. 30, 2006, p.6A
DONALD WILLIAM BACORN 68 of 44 Pembleton Place Waverly, N.Y. died Friday June 15, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Born May 2, 1939 in Elmira, N.Y. Donald spent the early years of his life growing up on Cahill Mountain in Overton, Pa. He was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School and in earlier years was employed by National Homes in Horseheads, N.Y. He was later employed by the Ingersoll-Rand Foundry in Athens and drove the Day-Care bus for the Tioga Nursing Home in Waverly, N.Y. for a number of years. Donald enjoyed spending time visiting with family and friends. He is survived by: his long time companion, Troveda Bailey at home; his children: William Haas and his wife Michelle of Greens Landing, Edward Bacorn and his wife Lisa of Towanda, Dee Bacorn of Towanda; his extended family: Donald Bailey and his wife Kim of Towanda, Linda Bailey and Paul Decker of Towanda Township, Henrietta Card and her husband Jeff of Marietta, Georgia Raymond Bailey and his wife Maria of Towanda, Sharon Hatch and her husband John of Towanda; 22 grandchildren; a special aunt, Isabel Wiles of Towanda; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Genevieve Bacorn in 1941. The funeral and committal service will be held Sunday June 17, 2007 at 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Tyson Wahl of the Keystone Baptist Church, South Waverly, Pa., officiating. Interment will be private in the Bethel Cemetery, Elkland Twp., Sullivan County, Pa. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 6/16/2007
SAMUEL S. BAHR age 83 of Towanda, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Mr. Bahr was born in Dushore, April 25, 1925 and was the son of the late Sherman Z. and Carrie Krause Bahr. He was raised in Sullivan County and received an associate degree in plumbing from the former Williamsport Technical Institute. He was employed by PENNDOT for several years. Mr. Bahr was a former member of the First United Methodist Church, Williamsport. He enjoyed playing pool, reading, watching sporting events and was an avid Dodgers Fan. He also enjoyed listening to country music and watching classic westerns. In later years, while confined at home, he enjoyed feeding squirrels, bluebirds and cardinals on his deck. Samuel was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific during the India-Burma, China and New Guinea Campaigns. He was stationed for long periods of time in India and Guam and worked in a back-up role in the Hiroshima Campaign. He was a life member of the VFW Post 1536, Sayre and the American Legion, Post 452, Mildred. He was preceded in death by sisters, Dolores Whipple, Eve Dunn, Amanda Ferris, Sarah and Jerry Bahr. He is survived by son: William, Towanda: beloved granddaughters; Suzette of Towanda and Copenhagen, Denmark; Gabrella of La Paz, Bolivia; grandson: Jody of Kenya, Africa; daughter-in-law; Nancy of Culver City, Calif.; sister, Regina of Mildred: nephews and nieces including a special niece Carrie Kelly Norton of Harveys Lake and her four children and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held Saturday at 4:30 p.m. from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 & 118, Pikes Creek, with Rev. Kenneth Brown, pastor of the Maple Grove United Methodist Church, Pikes Creek officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Interment will be in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to your local SPCA or the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 92680, Washington, DC. –Towanda Daily Review 5/4/2007
BAIRD –LINDA BAIRD-HICKS, 54 – On the morning of Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004 Linda Baird-Hicks of Wyalusing RR 3 died quietly at Bradford County Manor with her loving family at her side. She was 54 years of age. Born in Bridgeton, N.J. on Dec. 30, 1949, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence C. Baird. Early in her life she moved to Bellefonte, Pa. where her grandmother, Leah Bailey assisted in caring for her. Linda graduated from Bellefonte High School with the class of 1967, after which she attended Mt. Aloysius College, graduating with an associate’s degree in music. She was known for being an outstanding pianist and French horn player. But Linda soon felt the call to another profession, one in which her compassionate demeanor and cheerful personality could be better put to use. She enrolled in the nursing program at Corning Community College, graduating as a registered nurse. Linda served many years in this capacity at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre until ill health forced her into early retirement. In 2002 she married Danny Hicks and resided in Wyalusing. In Danny she found her soul mate, someone with whom she could share life’s simple pleasures. She loved cats, dogs, the flowers that bloom outdoors and a good movie. Linda was an intelligent, beautiful, kind woman who suffered for more than two decades with cancer, fighting the good fight right to the end. In addition to her husband, Linda is survived by stepsons, Daniel and Michael of Wyalusing; a sister, Michelle Baird-Davis; a brother-in-law, Brad Davis and nieces Brook Ann and Samantha Jane Baird-Davis, all of Bellefonte. She was preceded in death by her father, Laurence C. Baird and grandmother, Leah Bailey. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Morse and Kleese Funeral home inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton. The service will be at 4 p.m. with the Revs. Paul and Rose Benjamin officiating. Interment will be private. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review
BARROWCLIFF –BARBARA J. (BARROWCLIFF) JONES HAGAR of Troy, Pa., formerly of Mansfield, Pa. died on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at Troy Community Hospital surrounded by her family. Barbara was born on July 28, 1929 in Sayre, PA. She was the daughter of the late Cyreno E. and Doris A. (Foreman) Barrowcliff. Barbara was a homemaker, but more than a homemaker she was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved to play cards and board games, put puzzles together, and sew, crochet, and embroider. She also had a love for red cardinals and her angel collection. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, where she a member of the church choir. She loved to sing in their Christmas Cantatas and in Sunday morning worship. Barbara's family was the love of her life. They include her daughter Lucinda J. Ammerman of Troy, Pa., her sons: Lonnie R. (Rose) Jones, Sr. of Troy, Pa., Robert A. (Darlene) Jones, Sr. of Millington, TN, Dale R. (Colleen) Jones of Mainesburg, Pa., and William E. (Penny) Jones of Atoka, Tenn., 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, sisters Shirley (Harold) Canfield of Laceyville, and Nancy (Paul) Parsons of Gilford, N.Y., sister-in-law Marion Barrowcliff of California, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Lloyd R. Jones, her second husband Fordyce J. Hagar, her son Roger G. Jones, her grandson Randy M. Ammerman, her brother Harvey Barrowcliff, and her sister Phyllis Vanderpool. Family and friends are welcome to call from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday night, May 25, 2007 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. The funeral service will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with her pastor, Rev. Steven Neff officiating. The graveside committal service will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2007 in Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 5/24/2007
BASTIAN Edna Strawn
Age 83, of Scotia, NY, and formerly a 55 year resident of Elmira, died on July 21, 2007 at the Baptist Health Nursing Rehabilitation Center in Scotia. Born in VanEtten, NY on December 10, 1923, Edna was the daughter of John and Angeline (Grover) Bastian and wife of 31 years to Paul Strawn, who predeceased her on May 7, 1984. She is the last survivor of two brothers, George and Raymond Bastain; and five sisters, Esther Holmes, Mildred Mohlar, Dorothy Palmer, Clara Brown, and Mary Lou Briggs. Edna was the loving mother of Robert W. (Charlene) Donald Jr. of Schenectady, NY, and Richard J. (Donna) Donald of Wesley Chapel, Florida. She was the devoted grandmother of Dennis (Crystal) Donald; and the loving great-grandmother to their children, Dalton and Chauna, presently in Davenport, Iowa. Edna is also survived by many nieces, including Marge (Bernard) Roche of Gaston, South Carolina, Coni (Robert) Allen of Zanesville, Ohio, and Esther (Herbert) Tillotson of VanEtten, NY; and great-niece, Tracy (Greg) LaDue of Elmira; as well as many great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews. She is also survived by her devoted friend, Mary Hyde of Southport, NY. Edna was Salutatorian of her graduating class. Edna was a wonderful mother who was devoted to her sons and their families. In addition, she loved and adopted many pets during her lifetime. She loved to laugh and had a great sense of humor. Edna was also a great cook who loved nothing better than to cook a delicious meal for her family and friends. Her family will always fondly remember all of her wonderful meals and great times that they had with Edna at her home. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will take place there on Thursday, July 26, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery in VanEtten, NY. Edna's family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff, the great nurses, the aides, and the wonderful Doctor Ringler of the Baptist Health Nursing Rehabilitation Center in Scotia NY who took such good care of Edna for the past seven years. Memorial contributions in Edna's name may be made to the Baptist Health Nursing Rehabilitation Center, 297 N. Ballston Ave., Scotia, NY 12302.
MARTIN L. BEEBE, 38 of Newark Valley, N.Y. died unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998. Martin was born in Waverly, N. on June 17, 1960. He was employed by Tioga General Contracting and enjoyed woodworking. Marty was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend who will be dearly missed by his family. He is survived by: his mother, Eleanor Newman, Owego and by his father, Lester L. Beebe and his wife, Audria, Greene, N.Y.; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Pamela Beebe, Towanda and Larry and Linda Beebe, Danby, N.Y.; a sister, Caroline Beebe and her friend, Ron McNeil and a sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and James Taber, Newark Valley. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins, nephews, John and Jason Sackett, Jamie and Jeremiah Beebe, Michael Kar and Joshua and Nathan Taber and one great-nephew, Shougn Sackett. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Lower Fairfield Methodist Church with the Rev. Margaret Chauncey officiating. Burial will be private and will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Candor Funeral Parlor, Inc., 137 Main St., Candor, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review
CLARENCE EVAN BELCHER age 87 of Wellsboro, and formerly of Liberty, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Clarence was born on April 10, 1920 in South Gibson, a son of Horace G. and Ossie (Wright) Belcher. He was the owner and operator of a shoe repair shop in Williamsport. Clarence enjoyed being a handyman and was a beekeeper. He graduated form the Williamsport Technical Institute, attended the Grace Community Church of Blossburg, bible studies with the Lutheran churches in Liberty, and was a member of the Lycoming County Beekeepers Association. Clarence is survived by a brother, George Belcher of South Gibson, and many nieces and nephews. For many years he resided with the late Dave Sechrist and Daine Bastian on Artley Hill Rd. in Liberty. Clarence was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers, Marion, Russell, Frank, Charles and Louise. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 28, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St. Mansfield. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Elder Duane Wetmore officiating. Burial will be in South Gibson Community Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Community Church of Blossburg, c/o Treasurer Derek Good, 13821 Rt. 414, Canton, PA. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
BENJAMIN –BETTYANN BENJAMIN HEATH, 46 of Osceola Mills, Pa. died Friday afternoon, Nov. 16, 2001 at her residence. She was born July 12, 1955 in Waverly, N.Y. a daughter of Andy and Betty Jones Benjamin. She married R. Joel Heath on Oct. 5, 1991 at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Towanda. She graduated from Northeast Bradford High School in 1973, then received her bachelor’s degree in education from Mansfield University in 1977. She received her master’s degree and principal’s certificate from the University of Scranton in 1987. She began teaching in the Greenville County School District, Emporia, Va. in 1977. In 1981 she was employed by the Elk Lake School District. She then taught at Northeast Bradford Elementary School until 1987. At the time of her passing she was the principal of the Osceola Mills and Ninth Street Elementary Schools in the Philipsburg-Osceola School District. Bettyann was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Osceola Mills. She was also a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the National Education Association, the Pennsylvania and National Elementary School Principal Association and the Delta Kappa Gamma International Association Society. She enjoyed water-skiing, crafts and making floral arrangements. She is survived by her husband, R. Joel Heath at home; parents, Andy and Betty Benjamin of Rome; brother and sister-in-law, Richard A. and Kay Benjamin, all of Towanda and nephews, Ryan, Justin, Brandon and Tyler Benjamin, all of Towanda and Matthew Walls of Osceola Mills. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Osceola Mills with the Rev. Gregory Kirsch and the Rev. Robert J. Kelly as co-celebrants. Visitation will be held today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 Spruce St., Philipsburg. The Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. and a Christian Vigil service will be held at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Towanda. Those wishing may make donations to the Clearfield County SPCA, RD 3, Philipsburg, Pa. in Betthyann Heath’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
BEST –LOUISE (BEST) WHITE of Troy, Pa., died on Sunday, June 24, 2007 at the Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, Pa. She was the wife of the late Herbert "Whitie" White, who died in 1976. Louise was born on May 25, 1912, in Bellefonte, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Howard E. and Maude S. (Koontz) Best. Louise was a member of the First Methodist Church of Troy, Pa., and a former member of the Bellefonte United Methodist Church. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and volunteered her time for many people in the community. Louise was a homemaker, but more than that she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. The community of Troy will sadly miss her. Louise loved her family. They include her son, John F. (Debby) White of Seymour, Tenn.; her grandchildren, Michelle L. White of Knoxville, Tenn., Timothy D. (Tiffany) White of Houston, Texas, and Christopher J. White of Knoxville; great-grandson Caden Davison White; and several nieces and nephews. Her husband; parents; and her brother, Donald C. Best, preceded Louise in death. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Union Cemetery in Bellefonte, Pa. Her pastor, Rev. Richard Noggle, will be officiating. The family has entrusted the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa., with the arrangements. Contributions may be made in Louise's memory to the First United Methodist Church of Troy Building Fund, 205 Reddington Ave. Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 6/26/2007
BILLS – James R. Bills, 62, of Liberty, died at his home on Monday, Nov. 6, 2006 while surrounded by loved ones. Jim was born May 21, 1944 in Lancaster County, a son of the late James D. and Kathryn Price Bills. Friends may call Saturday, Nov. 11 from 1 to 2 pm at Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg. A memorial service will follow with Rev. Lonnie Williams officiating. Burial will be private. – Mansfield Gazette, Nov. 8, 2006, p.6A
BLACKWELL –JOANNE GAIL MITSTIFER, 61 of Mansfield, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. She was born on Nov. 28, 1945 in Wellsboro, to John and Wanda (Winnie) Blackwell. Joanne graduated from Liberty High School in 1963. She later attended Mansfield University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in social work. She worked for Tioga County Human Services as a social worker, retiring in December of 2005. Joanne had an adventurous spirit and she enjoyed hiking, walking her dog, Tiko, traveling and exploring new places. Survivors include her mother, Wanda Blackwell of Morris; her children, Christopher Mitstifer and his wife Candace Fruge of Hillsboro, Ore., Becky Stille and her husband Shawn of Hershey, and Aaron Mitstifer of Mansfield; five grandchildren, Adrian Fruge and Alaya Mitstifer Fruge, both of Hillsboro, and Rachael, Sarah and Ashley Stille, all of Hershey; and her siblings, Diana Mazzullo, Robert Blackwell, Gary Blackwell, Debra Blackwell and Gregory Blackwell. She is preceded in death by her father, John Blackwell. A memorial service to celebrate Joanne’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9 at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Morris. Memorial gifts may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, 17th floor, 386 Park Avenue South, New York, NY or to the PSPCA Animal Shelter in Wellsboro. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
GARY E. ‘MONK’ BRAINARD, 49 of 326 Adams St., Williamsport died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001 at Hershey Medical Center. Born Jan. 22, 1952 in Sayre he was the son of Elwyn E. and Mildred Hunsinger Brainard. He and his wife the former Karen M. Welteroth observed their 28th wedding anniversary April 7. Mr. Brainard was a 1970 graduate of Northeast Bradford High School and received an associate’s degree in drafting from Williamsport Area Community College, now Penn College. He was employed as a troubleshooter by Andritz, Muncy where he has worked for the past 27 years. He was a member of the Sulphur Springs Gun Club and the Andritz Quarter Century Club. He was an avid deer hunter having hunted each year on the Painter Farm in Bradford County. He is survived by his wife, Karen at home; father, Elwyn E. Brainard of Rome; daughter and son-in-law, Nicole A. and Dale L. Winner of Williamsport; son, Matthew F. Brainard at home; brother, Samuel Brainard of Rome and four sisters, Earlene Merrill, Patricia Beckwith and Linda (Susie) Brown all of Rome and Cynthia Robbins of Waverly, N.Y. A graveside committal service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be made to either the Hemophilia Clinic, Hershey Medical Center, 500 University drive, Hershey, Pa. or the Sayre Sportsmen’s Club Youth Hunter Education Challenge, c/o David Hafer, RR 2, Sayre, Pa. Arrangements are being handled by the Wallis-Grenoble Funeral home Inc., 121 S. Main St., Muncy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
BRHEL –MRS. MARY ANN SWACKHAMER age 87 of Lost Lake Acres, LaPorte, Pa. died on Friday, July 6, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Mary was born in Prague, Checkloslavakia on May 29, 1920, a daughter of the late John and Filomena Brhel. She moved to the United States at the age of two. She was raised in Endicott, N.Y. and married Robert E. Swackhammer on October 13, 1968 in Endicott, N.Y. Mary retired from Remington Rand Corp. in Elmira, N.Y. after 22 years of service. Mary loved spending time in the outdoors. She fed the bear and deer each day and took much pride in her flowers and crafts. She loved her "boys" cats (Muffin & Little One) very much. Surviving: spouse of 39 years, Robert E. Swackhammer Sr. at home; two step-sons and daughters-in-law: Robert E. and Janet Swackhammer Jr., Sayre, Pa., Richard & Donna Swackhammer, Sayre, Pa., two step-daughters and sons-in-law: Donna and Bill Limerick, Sayre, Pa., Bernice and Wilbert Reed, Sayre, Pa.; brother and sister-in-law: Frank & Barbara Brhel, Endicott, N.Y.; sister: Eva Olsofsky of Brevard, N.C,, sister-in-law: Aloisie Brhel of Endicott, N.Y.; six grandchildren: Cynthia (John) Thomson, Patricia (Jim) Fox, Michelle (Tom) Bennett, Bridget Swackhammer, Amy Swackhammer and Vanessa Reed; seven great-grandchildren: Robert Thomson, Jeffrey Fox, Adam and Emily Bennett, Amanda Merrill, Brooke Rosh and Faith Swackhammer; and several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by a grandson, Michael Swackhammer and three brothers, Joseph Brhel, John Brhel and Jerry Brhel. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 9, 2007 at 11 a.m., at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. William C. Wells, officiating. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Sonestown, Pa. Friends may call on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. –Towanda Daily Review 7/8/2007
BRIGHT –ISADORA BRIGHT STILLS, 87, Williamsport died June 28, 1998 in Williamsport Hospital. Born March 9, 1911 in Alba, she was a daughter of Daniel and Lavenia Jones Bright. A graduate of Canton High School, attended West Chester University and received a bachelor’s degree. She also earned a master-s degree in education from Columbia University. Mrs. Stills taught kindergarten in New York City and in Chester County for 14 years. She retired in 1974 after eight years as a remedial reading teacher for the Williamsport Area School District. She was a proofreader for the former Grit Publishing Co. Memberships include; Christ Episcopal Church, Mayflower Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and the American Association of University Women. She was secretary for the Women’s League of Voters and a former choir director for the Maynard Street Senior Citizens Center. Surviving are daughters, Lavina E. Moore, Williamsport and Lois E. Thompson, Moorestown, NJ; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; niece and two nephews, including Ralph B. Smith, Canton. Predeceasing here were her husband, Walker A. Stills, 1965 and a sister, Charlotte Bright-Diggs. A requiem Mass was held July 2 from Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. Daren K. Williams officiating. Interment was July 2 in Wildwood Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Maneval Funeral Home, Williamsport. –Canton Independent Sentinel
EUGENE E. BROWN, of 203 N. Fourth St. Towanda, Pa. formerly of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. died Wednesday April 18, 2007 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born May 15, 1938 in Shunk, Pa., he was the son of Willard Brown and Helen Caseman Brown. Eugene attended Troy High School and later served in the U.S. Navy. He was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda from 1961 to 1972 and was subsequently employed by North American Van Lines until his retirement in 1996. Eugene was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and Beirne-Webster VFW Post 1568, Towanda. Eugene loved the outdoors and woodworking. He is survived by: his daughter, Sherry B. Haskins with whom he resided in Towanda; his grandchildren: Jessica Haskins of St. Augustine, Fla.; Ruby, Ryan and Rusty Haskins of Towanda; his sister, Janice Kellogg of East Smithfield, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins and his beloved dog, Cocoa. He was preceded in death by his wife, E. Lorraine Brown in 2001, two brothers, Gerald Brown in 2006 and Larry Brown in 1948. A family memorial service will be held at a later date at the family cabin. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Mr. Brown's family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be directed to Sherry B. Haskins, 203 N. Fourth St. Towanda, Pa. in Eugene E. Brown's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 4/19/2007
BROWN –NAOMI E. HORTON, 93 of Towanda, Pa. died on Monday, June 11, 2007 at home following a period of declining health. She was born March 2, 1914 in Waverly, N.Y. to the late Joseph and Mildred Dimmock Brown. Naomi was a 90 year member of the Waverly United Methodist Church, and a graduate of Waverly High School, class of 1932. Naomi was formerly the Welcome Wagon Lady for the Waverly area for many years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #9, Waverly, NY. Naomi was predeceased by her first husband, Robert Drake and her second husband, Francis Horton. She is survived by her stepson and his wife, Thomas and Sharon Horton of Towanda, PA; a granddaughter and her husband, Melissa and Michael Brown of Towanda, PA, a grandson Michael Horton of Athens, PA and three great grandsons, Dean, Nathan and Keegan Brown of Towanda, PA. There will be no visitation. Family and friends may gather at the Waverly United Methodist Church on July 1, 2007 at 3 p.m. for Memorial services. The Rev. Ann Bey Canfield, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, NY. Memorial donations in Naomi's honor may be directed to the Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, NY. –Towanda Daily Review 6/14/2007
BROWNING - Mrs. Doris Elizabeth Harris, age 87, of the Wyalusing Personal Care Home, formally of Laceyville, Pa., died on Tuesday afternoon, July 24, 2007 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. She was born on Spring Hill, Tuscarora twp., Bradford County, Pa., on Aug. 4, 1919, the daughter of the late Frank and Susan Palmer Browning. She was the wife of the late Barton P. Harris, who died on April 20, 1978. Growing up on Spring Hill, Mrs. Harris graduated from the Camptown High School, class of 1937. After high school, she later graduated from the Empire Beauty School, in Binghamton, N.Y. After beauty school, she opened her own beauty shop on Main Street in Laceyville, Pa. During the 1960s, she had her business at her home on Bee Street, in Laceyville, Pa. She was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville, Pa., and while she lived in Laceyville, she was a member of the Ladies Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Laceyville's Oldest House. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, needlework, and reading. She especially liked reading local history, and family genealogy. She spent many years, working on her own family history. Surviving is her daughter and son in law, Patricia and Orrin Phinney of Standing Stone, Pa.., and a son Phillip Harris, of San Antonio, Texas; a brother and his wife, Frank and Arlene Browning Jr., of Towanda, Pa.; and a sister in law Jane Browning Burke, of Fla. She is also survived by three granddaughters, Lori and Darren Mislevy; Catherine and Nick Nicholas, and Michelle Harris, and a grandson Corey and Jessica Harris, and three great grandchildren, Hannah Mislevy, Kyleigh Harris, and Kaden Harris, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Browning and Mason Browning. Funeral and committal services will be held on Friday, July 27, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Rev. Thomas Davis, of the Braintrim Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home, on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Braintrim Baptist Church Library, or to the charity of the donor's choice. Published in the Daily Review on 7/26/2007.
ALAN BULLOCK age 67, co-founder of Backachers Farm, Rome, Pa. died Tuesday, June 12, 2007 after a long illness. Alan and his wife, Susan, started Backachers Farm, a sustainable farm producing organic vegetables, meats and maple syrup. Alan was the creative force behind the successful organization. Alan was a 1957 graduate of the Hunterdon Central High School in Flemington, N.J. where he continued to reside until 1976 when he and his wife moved to Washington, N.J. As manager and vice president of Turntable Junction and Liberty Village in Flemington, N.J. from 1964 to 1984 Alan did the architectural art and design of this recreated village. He was author of the book titled, "The Architectural Design of Liberty Village and Turntable Junction." He was an accomplished sign painter both in New Jersey and Bradford County, Pa. and much of his work is still evident. Alan attended Pratt Institute for Architectural Design. He also had served in the US Navy as a Boatsman's Mate on the USS Arcadia and USS Beaty. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Dr. Susan Bullock; sons, Gregory of New Egypt, N.J. Aaron of Rome, Samuel of Rome, Pa. and a daughter, Jennifer Hager of Phillipsburg, N.J. a brother, David of Davidson, N.C. five granddaughters, one grandson and a great grandson, numerous nieces and nephews. He was brother to the late Laura Fraunfelker. If in lieu of flowers, forward contributions to the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, P.O. Box 419, Milheim, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 6/16/2007
BYREM –MARGARET (PEG) BYREM DALY, 67 of Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ died May 11, 2004. She was the daughter of the late John and Eleanor (nee Pomeroy) Byrem of Troy, PA. Born at the “Lying in Hospital” at Canton, PA she lived in New Jersey for over 55 years. She was a teacher for many years, retiring in 2000. For a time she worked in the Troy Community Hospital. She spent summers at Mountain Lake in Burlington, where she was an active member of the Mountain Lake Owners Association. She was also active in The Community Church in Ho-Ho-Kus, The HoHo-Kus Fire Department Auxiliary, The Presbyterian Church of Troy & many other charitable activities. She is survived by her husband, Thomas A. Daly; a son and daughter-in-law, Tucker and Suzanne Daly of Waldwick, NJ; a daughter and son-in-law, Megan and Michael Pagliaro, Howell, NJ; and a sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Clyde Robbins, Troy, PA; grandchildren, Shane Daly, Kristen and Anna Pagliaro. A memorial service is planned for Peg on Saturday, August 14th at 10:30 a.m. at Mountain Lake. Donations to the Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, PO Box 637, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, The Community Church of Ho-Ho-Kus, Sycamore St., or the Presbyterian Church of Troy would be appreciated. Local arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., Troy, Pa. –Canton Independent Sentinel
CALHOUN – Jesse A. Calhoun, 75, of Mansfield, and Renovo, died Saturday, August 12, 2006 at his home in Mansfield, surrounded by his family and soul mate. Jesse was born on Dec. 4, 1930 in Gleasington, the son of Jesse D. and Leah (Baughman) Calhoun. He had been employed by Consolidated Natural Gas, Leidy Station in Tamarack, as a head auto mechanic. He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Renovo, and attended the St. James Episcopal Church in Mansfield. Jesse was the treasurer of the New Maple Grove Cemetery Association in Leidy, member of the Kettle Creek Sportsmen’s Association, and a volunteer forest fire warden. For the past ten years his passion has been buying and selling antiques and traveling. Jesse was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the post war occupation of Germany. Jesse is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Chris (Kelly) Calhoun of Butler; a granddaughter Rachel Calhoun of Butler; foster brother, Howard "Sonny" Reese of Lock Haven; a sister and brother-in-law Leah Jean (Stanley) Barker of North Bend; one niece Debra Barker of Mill Hall; and his soul mate and companion for nine years Carole Schoonover of Mansfield. Jesse was preceded in death by his wife Eva Watson Calhoun. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and communion on Thursday, Aug. 17, at the St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield, at 6 pm. A memorial service and communion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Saint Clair Ave., Renovo at 1 pm. There will be a gathering of friends for food and remembrance in the Parish Hall immediately following the services on Thursday and Saturday. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jesse Calhoun’s name to the New Maple Grove Cemetery Association c/o Kenneth W. Schoonover, 4409 College Ave. Corning, NY 14830 or to the Laurel Home Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments PA, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family with arrangements. – Mansfield Gazette, Aug. 16, 2006, p.6A
CAPWELL –SALLIE CAPWELL KELLEY, 70, wife of William L. Kelley of 112 Paul Street, Sayre died Monday, May 19, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born December 29, 1932 in Clarks Summit, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Myrtle Wademan Capwell. Sallie was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1951. On May 27, 1955 she married William L. Kelley in Troy. In early years, Sallie was employed as a dental assistant in the Bradford County area and also served as a telephone operator for the former David Wilmot Hotel in Towanda. Sallie was a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Sayre, the St. Mary’s Guild of her Church, Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 76, Towanda and the Shepard Hills Country Club, Waverly, N.Y. Surviving are: her husband of nearly 48 years, William L. Kelley; her children, Richard R. Kelley of Pittsburgh, Rebecca Anne Kelley of Sayre, Stephen W. Kelley and his wife, Dawn Kelley of Melbourne, Fla.; her grandson, Mathew Kelley; two granddaughters, Katelyn and Breanna Kelley; her sister, Jean Carico of Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 23, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, South Wilbur Avenue, Sayre with the Rev. Benjamin Lentz officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Mary’s Guild of the Church of the Redeemer, 201 South Wilbur Avenue, Sayre, Pa. in Sallie Capwell Kelley’s memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. There are no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review
CARY – Harold J. Cary, 86, of Potter Brook, Westfield, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 in his home. Born May 21, 1920 in Harrison Valley, he was the son of James H. and Kathryn Rowley Cary. A memorial service will be held for immediate family at a later date. The family gratefully declines flowers. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses. – Mansfield Gazette, Oct. 18, 2006, p.6A
CARL Rev. Alfred W.
Age 88, of Coates Ave., Elkland, PA, died July 21, 2007 in Greensburg, PA. He was born January 20, 1919 in Shamokin, PA. He is survived by sons, Alfred Jr. and David; daughter, Arlene Cogan; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Robert L. Shuey officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shamokin, PA.
CARROLL –MARY CARROLL GRIFFIN, 88 of Towanda, a native of Dushore died Jan 18, 1985. She was born Sept. 10, 1896 in Dushore a daughter of John and Ellen Hennessey Carroll. She was a graduate of St. Basil’s High School, Dushore and was a graduate of Loretto Niagara Academy, Niagara Falls, Canada. She married John E. Griffin July 17, 1923 at St. Basil’s Church. He died in 1975. Mrs. Griffin was a very friendly person and will be remembered for her graciousness and kindness and her devotion and love for her family. She was a member of SS Peter and Paul Church, Towanda and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Surviving are a son, Attorney John J. Griffin of Myersburg, Bradford County; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary Ellen) Landy of Sayre; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 21 at SS Peter and Paul Church, Towanda. Interment was in St. Basil’s Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review
CHAPELL – Clement C. Chapell, 86 of Sweden Valley, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born June 18, 1920 in Morris, he was the son of Clatey Earl and Bertha Brown Chapell. He was first married to Ada Doris Trott who died Feb. 11, 1966. On Oct. 12, 1968 in Sweden Valley, he married Patricia Burrous, who survives. Chapell was formerly employed with the Pennsylvania Highway Department and later retired as a rural mail carrier. He had also worked as an operator for Eulalia Township for many years. He was a veteran of World War II having served with the United States Army Air Forces. He attended the Sweden Valley Faith United Methodist Church and was a member of the American Legion Potter Post 192, and the Port Allegheny Moose Lodge #460. He was a board member of the Allegheny Mountain Old Time Music Association. Surviving in addition to his wife, are his son, Chuck C. Chapell of Sweden Valley; daughter, Edith (Jurgen) Nickelsberg of Oak Hills, Calif.; two brothers, Arthur E. “Bill” (Rose) Chapell and Richard W. “Steve” (Gloria) Chapell, both of Coudersport; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, David Chapell; and sister, F. Irene Chapell. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held Saturday, Oct. 28 at 1 pm at the Sweden Valley Grange Hall with Sam Crossley officiating. A luncheon will be held at the Grange Hall following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 777 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 200, Pittsburgh Pa. 15235 or to the American Diabetes Association, 65 E. Elizabeth Ave., Suite 502, Bethlehem, Pa. 18018, or to the National Kidney Foundation, 700 Fifth Ave., Floor 4, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. – Mansfield Gazette, Oct. 25, 2006, p.6A
CHAPMAN –DIANE RAE BECK, 41 of 927 Diamond St., died at home on Sunday, May 13, 2007, following a lengthy illness. Born in Williamsport, June 25, 1965, she was the daughter of James and Leona Swartz Chapman of Williamsport. Diane was a graduate of Williamsport High School and had attended WACC (PA College of Technology). Diane was a member of the Oak Grove Alliance Church. She worked for AT&T as a long distance operator until she retired due to her health. She enjoyed camping and hunting and creating vegetable and flowers gardens. Diane was a very good cook and loved her cats. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her children, Chad, Brittany and Lindy Beck, all at home; her brothers, David Chapman of city and James Chapman of Warren; her sister, Susan Gottschall of city; and a special aunt, Pearl Swartz of city. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, 1680 Fox Hollow Road, Williamsport, with the Reverends Jonathan Porter and Raymond Baker officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends are invited to call Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the family or to the American Diabetes Assoc. P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, VA. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
CLARK –GEORGEANNA E. L. KENNEDY, 92, formerly of 813 Pearl St. died Monday, March 15, 1999 at the Regency Place, South Bend, Ind. after a lengthy illness. Her husband, William E. Kennedy died April 14, 1979. She was a member of Newberry United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Born Dec. 15, 1906 in this city, she was a daughter of Ambrose and Nora Watts Clark. Surviving are a son, Curtis C. Whipple of Granger, Ind.; a daughter, Ann Kuntz of Hernando, Fla.; a brother, Philip Clark of Warrenton, Va. and three grandchildren, Jeff Whipple of Washington, D.C., Lisa Whipple of Wichita, Kan. And William Kuntz of Cogan Station. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave. with the Rev. Richard A. Clark, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Salladasburg Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
CLARK Mary C. Moore
Age 63, of 3117 Smith Road, Wellsburg, NY, died Monday, July 23, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born April 8, 1944 in Wilkes Barre, PA, daughter of Alfred and June Clark. She and David C. Moore, Sr. were married November 28, 1962 in Himrod, NY. Mary's many interests included gardening, working in her flowerbeds, crocheting and solving the crossword puzzle that appeared each day in the newspaper. Most of all Mary enjoyed her family that she loved dearly and that will miss her immensely. Survivors include her mother, June Brown of Montour Falls, NY; her loving husband, David C. Moore, Sr. of Wellsburg, NY; daughters, Joy and Michael Ford of Piscataway, NJ, Theresa and Chris Frutchey of Elmira Heights, NY; sons, David and Heather Moore of Lowman, NY, Daniel and Kerri Moore of Nichols, NY; sister, Ruth Barr of Montour Falls, NY; six grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Her father, Alfred Clark; sister, Betty Crane; and her brother, Alfred Clark, Jr., preceded Mary in death. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2007, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral and committal services will be held at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend James Carr officiating. Memorial donations are directed to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.
TREVOR COLLISTER, 32 went home to be with the Lord on June 21,
2007. He died unexpectedly at his mother’s home in South Sioux City,
Nebraska. Born on April 6, 1975, in Towanda, Pa., Trevor was a son
of Gordon Collister and stepmother, Susan (Route) Collister of Roaring
Branch and his mother and stepfather, Donna (Brown) James and John James
of South Sioux City, NB. Trevor was raised in Canton, Pa. in his
early years. He then moved to Florida with his parents, Gordon and
Donna. It was in Florida that he spent the rest of his years. During
his childhood years, Trevor enjoyed Motor Cross Bike Racing in Florida
with his family. He loved building racing bikes with his father and
racing on Friday nights. As he became older, Trevor worked several
years with his parents delivering the Orlando Newspaper. He also
was employed in the landscaping business. Trevor’s pride and joy
came with the birth of his children. He cherished the too few years that
he was to spend with them. His children meant the world to him. In
addition to his parents, Trevor is survived by his wife, Nicole, of Florida;
three children, Trevor Jr., Thomas and a daughter, Zoe; two brothers, Brett
Rockwell of Florida and Brian Ostrander of Columbia Crossroads; a stepbrother,
Ronnie Vermilya of Canton; a sister, Trisha Petrik of Arizona; a stepsister,
Brandy Heatley of Roaring Branch; two half-sisters, Wendy and Misty Collister
of Florida and a very special nephew, Tony James of South Sioux City, NB;
aunts and uncles, Kenny and Kay Collister of Roaring Branch, Terry Brown
of Dallas, Pa., Brad Brown of Troy, Virginia Lord and Joan and Gene Helm
all of Williamsport, Lynn and Tom Williams of LeRoy, and Ruth Merrick of
South Carolina; his very special grandmother, Barbara James of Waverly,
NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. He was predeceased
by his aunt, Leesa Williams, Grandpa, Charles Brown and grandparents, Gordon
and Viola Collister. Funeral services were held at Becker-Hunt Funeral
Home in Nebraska on June 25. His parents, Gordon and Sue, invite
family and friends to attend a memorial service and life celebration for
Trevor at their home, 1825 Pine Hill Rd., Roaring Branch, Pa. at 3:00 p.m.
on Sunday, July 1, 2007.
-Williamsport Sun-Gazette 6/27/2007
COMFORT –BEATRICE HELEN COMFORT LUDWIG, 93 went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 20, 2007. She was born Feb. 10, 1914, in Troy, Pa., to the late Irving and Goldie Shadduck Comfort. Bea spent her early life in Troy, Pa., and North East, Erie County, Pa. She and her brother, Glenn, attended the Thomas One Room School, which is now part of the Bradford County Heritage Association's school exhibit at the Farm Museum in Alparon Park, Troy. In her teen years she moved with her family to Binghamton, Broome County, N.Y., where she attended Boulevard Methodist Church and graduated in 1933 from Binghamton Central High School. She spent a year studying music at Simpson Conservatory of Music in Indianola, Iowa. She later went with her brother, Glenn to college in Cleveland, Tenn., and in 1945 she graduated from Bob Jones College. It was in college that she met her future husband, the Rev. John H. Ludwig, who predeceased her July 20, 2006. They celebrated 63 years of marriage on May 30, 2006. Together they faithfully served the Lord on the staff at Bob Jones University. Bea's guidance throughout life was her faith in God's Word. Bea was an accomplished pianist, and an excellent artist; she sang in church and college choirs and in countless duets with her husband, John. She was a member of the Independent Bible Church, Greenville, S.C. She enjoyed Pennsylvania's Endless Mountains, the Troy Fair, maple sugaring, haying, horses, flowers, fashion, classical music, jigsaw puzzles, Olympic competition and her family. She was a member of LeRoy Heritage Museum and Bradford County Heritage Association. She is survived by her daughters and their families, Linda (Greg) Mutzer of Palmetto, Fla., and their daughters, Laureen (Joshua) Wulpi of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Lorraine Mutzer of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Lois (Rich) McCall of Liberty, S.C., and their son, Eric (Laurie) McCall, and children, Gabe and Joey of Central, S.C., and their daughter, Kellie (Cale) Bigbee and child Millie of Liberty. She is also survived by her nieces, Martha Comfort and GlynnAnn Goss and their families. She was predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. Glenn S and Frances Vaughan Comfort, and her grandparents, Thomas and Sake Wheeler Comfort, and John and Myra Holcomb Shadduck. Her roots can be traced back many generations to Norway, Sweden and The British Isles. Her ancestors came to America in the 1600s, settling first in Massachusetts and New York. Eight of her third and fourth great-grandfathers were soldiers of the American Revolution and her maternal great-grandfathers both served in the War Between the States; one was wounded at Gettysburg and the other lost his life in Virginia. The immediate family wants to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at W.J. Barge Hospital, who became Bea's extended family. Bea's earnest prayer was that each would come to know her Lord Jesus Christ as their personal savior and join her in entering the Golden Gates of Heaven. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 23, in the War Memorial Chapel on the campus of Bob Jones University, 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Greenville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the War Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Ludwig Scholarship Fund at Gospel Fellowship Association, 1809 Wade Hampton Blvd, Suite 110, Greenville, S.C. This fund helps financially needy students. The Mackey Mortuary, Century Drive, Greenville, is in charge of arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review 7/21/2007
CORWIN Carroll W.. Sr.
Age 92, of New Port Richey, FL, died Sunday, June 17, 2007, at Marliere Hospice Care Center, New Port Richey, FL. Carroll and wife, Mildred retired and moved from Lawrenceville, PA, to Hudson, Florida, 23 years ago. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 28th, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Tioga, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/25/2007.
LEONARD P. COVEY left his loving family and went home to the Lord on May 24, 2007 after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. He was born July 24, 1935, the son of the late Leonard B. and Bessie L. Horton Covey. Leonard attended high school at Ulster. He then served in the Army at Ft. Benning, Ga., as a light weapons infantryman with the 164th Infantry Regiment from 1953 to 1955. Leonard was then employed with the Ingersoll Rand Co. in Athens from 1955 to 1997. After retirement, Leonard enjoyed spending time with his family, wood working and gardening. Leonard is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 51 years, Sherrill D. Hibbard Covey. He is also survived by a caring and loving sister, Jean Ann Covey Dimock; six children, Paul L. and Deborah J. Covey, Brian H. and Nanette S. Covey, Gary E. and Darlene L Covey, Dean M. and Debbie L. Covey, Francis E. and Katherine E. Covey Myers, and Roy G. and Patricia M. Covey. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Leonard was predeceased by his parents; grandchild Randy Scott Johnson; brother-in-law, Glenn Dimock; and a great-grandchild, Lucas Seth Derrig. Friends and family may call at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home with the chaplain of the Robert Packer Hospital, David Martin, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. –Towanda Daily Review 5/26/2007
CUMMINGS – Lloyd Cummings of Wellsboro, formerly of Tioga, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments PA, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, has been entrusted with the arrangements. – Mansfield Gazette, Sept. 20, 2006, p.6A
DANDREA – James V. Dandrea, 80, of Galeton, died Thursday, May 25, 2006 in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born July 8, 1925 in Williamsport, he was the son of Tony and Mildred Emick Dandrea. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 9 at 11 AM at the Galeton VFW. Military rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton. – Mansfield Gazette, 31 May 2006, p.6A
MARY ANN DAVIS, 50 of 205 Alnus St., Philadelphia died Friday, Nov. 2, 1990 in the English House Nursing Home, Philadelphia. Born June 3, 1940 in Endicott she was a daughter of Charles and Irene Norton Davis. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Davis. Ms. Davis attended the Estella High School and spent most of her life in Sullivan County. She lived in Philadelphia about 10 years. While there, she did volunteer work for multiple sclerosis support groups. She is survived by three sons, Michael Beeman, Edwin Beeman and Paul Beeman all of Philadelphia; one sister and brother-in-law, Rose and Michael Norris of New Albany; a brother, Robert Davis of Emporium; her mother, Irene Norton Davis of Forksville; five grandchildren; several nieces and one nephew; numerous aunts and uncles. Friends may call Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Forksville Untied Methodist Church with the Rev. James Lewis officiating. Interment will be in Hillsgrove Cemetery, Hillsgrove, Pa.
DECKER – Theda C. Decker Keck, 76, of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006. She was born Aug. 15, 1930 in Westfield, a daughter of the late Emerson and Ellen Walker Decker and was a lifetime resident of Tioga County. Mrs. Keck is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Jan Keck of St. Petersburg, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Wahneta Keck of Wellsboro; brother, Thomas Decker of Wellsboro; grandson, Jeremy Keck; and great grandson, Ethan Alexander. Theda was predeceased by three sons, Kenneth Keck, Philip Keck, Bruce Keck; four daughters, Bonnie Keck, Connie Keck, Deborah Keck, Teresa Keck; half brother, Harold Warriner; half sister, Blanche Nichols. In keeping with Theda’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, Nov. 15, 2006, p.6A
DOMINISKI –MRS. MADELYN M. KOSER, 80 of 1555 West Mountain Avenue, South Williamsport, died Monday, April 16, 2007, at her home. Mrs. Koser was a member and communicant of the Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church at South Williamsport. Madelyn was a graduate of the Class of 1945 of the former St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic High School at Williamsport. Madelyn had been employed by Seewald Laboratories at Williamsport and had also been employed by the former Brozman’s Ladies Apparel of Williamsport. She enjoyed swimming, reading, bowling, golf, and travel. She was also a Penn State Football fan. She was a former member of the Williamsport Country Club and a former member of the Wheel Inn at Roaring Branch. Madelyn was the widow of the late Guy C. Koser, who preceded her in death on July 18, 1991. They were married on June 24, 1946. Together they observed 45 years of marriage. Born February 2, 1927, at Antrim, Tioga County, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Johanna Luke Dominiski. Surviving are her two sons and daughters-in-law, Marc and Deborah Koser of DeBary, Fla., and Joseph L. and Linda Koser of Muncy; her two sisters and brothers-in-law, Teresa and Donald Hiller of Williamsport and Helen and Robert Lyons of Calvert; her brother, Frederick G. Dominiski of Chambersburg; and her two grandsons, Joseph G. Koser of Williamsport and Scott W. Koser of Montoursville. Funeral services and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2007, at Saint Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 800 West Central Avenue, South Williamsport. Her priest, Father Michael J. Zipay will be the celebrant. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel of Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. The family respectfully declines floral tributes and suggests that contributions in memory of Mrs. Madelyn M. Koser may be made, if so desired, to either The Salvation Army, 457 North Market Street, Williamsport, PA or to American Red Cross, Lycoming County Unit, 320 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
DOUGHTON ANNA SCHANBACHER
Age 96, of Van Etten, NY, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at home. She was the widow of Harold L. of Liberty, PA, who died in 1975. She was predeceased by her daughter, Martha in 2000; and her son, William in 2007. Anna is survived by daughters, Margaret Pross, Mary Schanbacher, Jane Weaver and Ellen Reed; sons, Thomas and John; sister, Elizabeth Kelts; brother, Richard Doughton. A Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are with Allen-Manzer Funeral Home of Spencer. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/25/2007.
LAURA EL NORA EDKIN, 98 of Canton, died Saturday, June 9, 2007, at Bradford County Manor, Burlington, following a brief illness. Laura retired from Trimtex in 1974 after over 27 years. She attended Fairlawn Community Church, was a former member of the Heshbon Senior Citizens and crocheted hundreds of lap robes. Born Jan. 13, 1909, in Baileys Corners, she was the daughter of Henry B. and Addie Brown Edkin. Surviving are a nephew, whom she raised from infancy, Freeman Edkin of Erin, NY; a brother, John Edkin of Estella; many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews and several cousins. Laura was predeceased by five brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave., with Rev. John W. Brokopp Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. The family will provide the flowers and suggest donations to her church, 353 Pleasant Hill Road, Cogan Station, PA. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
ELLIS Stephen Dwight
Age 57, of Pine Valley, New York, died on Thursday, July 26, 2007. Steve was born in Lansing, Michigan on Oct. 3, 1949. He was raised by his parents, Hazel and Harry Ellis of Pine Valley, NY, who predeceased him. He is survived by his loving family, including his wife of 34 years, Jeanie (Sylvia DeLisa) Ellis; sons and daughter, Andrew G. Ellis of Rhode Island, Daniel S. Ellis of New York City, Jeffrey M. Ellis attending Syracuse University, Emily L. J. Ellis at home in Pine Valley; mother-in-law, Connie DeLisa of Bath, NY; as well as many dear friends, co-workers, and neighbors. Steve retired from the US Postal Service working as an Electrician and Mechanic at the Mail Processing Center in Elmira. He was a longtime member of the Millport Fire Department and morning regular at the Horseheads Town and Country Fire Department. Active in Babe Ruth Baseball, Steve was the manager of Barber's for 7 years, coach of Mason's for 2 years, and coach for several of the All-Star Teams. Dedicated to area youth, he was active in the Horseheads Marching Band Program and served as their pit crew chief. Steve was involved with all four of his children in YMCA Indian Guides and Indian Princesses. He was also a Charter Member of YMCA Trail Blazers. Stephen was a veteran of the US Air Force. In his leisure time he thoroughly enjoyed his motorcycle and Corvette. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home on Sunday, July 29, 2007, from 4-7:00 p.m. His memorial service, officiated by Pastor David Knuppenburg, will take place there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 7:00 p.m., followed by Military Honors to be accorded Stephen. His interment will take place privately at the convenience of his family.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/28/2007.
WILLIAM S. ENGLISH, 70 of Waterville died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999 at home. He and his wife, the former JoAnn Hoagland were married 43 years on June 3. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 31 years. He was a member of LaBelle Valley Lodge 232, F&AM, Jersey Shore and the Williamsport Consistory. He was a life member of the Waterville Volunteer Fire Co. English graduated from Jersey Shore High School and served in the Army. Born here June 20, 1928, he was a son of Graydon and Frances Bonnell English. Surviving besides his wife are two sons; William G. of Shiresmantown and John A. of Avis; two daughters, Jo Elaine Snook of Loganton RR 1 and Christina R. Barnes of Avis; four sisters, Dorothy Engle of Jersey Shore, Joanne Reitz of Columbus, Ga., Helen English of Avis and Patricia Johnston of Waterville; six grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rearick-Carpenter’s, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore with the Rev. Howard Woodruff of Pine Creek United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Waterville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. A Masonic service will be at 8:30. The family will provide the flowers. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
ERIKSSON – Essie Birgitta Nostring, 90, of Mansfield, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at home. Essie was the wife of the late Edgar Alvar Hans Nostring. She was born in Leron, Sweden on Feb. 22, 1916, the daughter of Arvid and Matilda Bengtsson Eriksson. Essie had been employed as a regional manager for the civil defense in Sweden. Essie is survived by a daughter, Ulla Brigitta Marianne Nostring of Mansfield, a grandson, Hana Edgar Arvid Nostring of Wellsboro; and a nephew, Jan Olof Larsson of Stockholm, Sweden. She was preceded in death by her husband, and a grandson, Edgar Arthur Riddick, Jr., who died in February 2000. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, has been entrusted with the arrangements. – Mansfield Gazette, Aug. 23, 2006, p.6A
F. F. ‘DUTCH’ FAIRCHILD, 81 of Boynton Beach, Fla. died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1992. He was the son of the late Lee P. and Edith M. Fairchild of West Franklin. Mr. Fairchild graduated from Canton High School and from Bucknell University with a degree in electrical engineering. He retired from I.B.M. i9n 1971 after an extensive career in executive management. Surviving family members are: his wife, Louise of Boynton Beach; five children, Frances of Chicago, Richard of West Palm Beach, Fla., William of Boca Raton, Fla., Michael of Chapel Hill, N.C. and Susan of Delray Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his three brothers; Paul Fairchild of Canton, G. M. (Joe) Fairchild of Monroeton and Lee Fairchild of Vermont; sister, Ruth Raynor of Stamford, N.Y. and an aunt, Helen Feisler of Towanda. Many cousins also live in Bradford County. Mr. Fairchild’s interment was in Boyton Beach. –Towanda Daily Review
FARRELL –HELEN M. KELLEY, 65 of Dushore died on Sunday, Oct. 12, 1997 at her home. Helen was born in Dushore on Feb. 9, 1932, daughter of the late Patrick P. and Agnes M. White Farrell. She graduated from the Cherry Township High School, a member of the class of 1951. Helen married Lawrence Kelley, Jr. on May 24, 1952. He predeceased her on April 27, 1993. Helen worked at the former Dolly Madison Manufacturing Company of Dushore from 1957 to 1971. She then worked for the former Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company of Mildred from 1971 until it closed. She began working for Kauffman Footwear of Dushore in 1992 and retired from there this past February. Helen was a member of St. Basil’s Catholic Church in Dushore and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society. Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, E. William and Tanya Kelley, Patrick P. and Vickie Kelley and Michael L. and Vicki Kelley, all of Dushore; daughter and sun-in-law, Kathy and Jeffrey Phillips of Muncy Valley; grandchildren, Ryan and Jeffrey Phillips, Christopher Kelley and Ashley and Patrick Kelley and numerous cousins. Helen was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Ann on Aug. 25, 1956. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16, 1997 at 9:30 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Basil’s Church, Dushore with the Rev. Patrick J. McLaughlin, her pastor presiding. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 206 Water St., Dushore on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1997 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a recitation of the Rosary at 3 p.m. by members of St. Basil’s Altar and Rosary Society and there will be a Scripture service at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials can be directed to the Sullivan County Unit of the American Cancer Society, PO Box 243, Dushore, Pa. or Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
FAUS –HELEN M. HESS, 101, formerly of South Main St., Hughesville died Friday, July 12, 2002 at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unite where she resided for several years. Her husband W. Raymond Hess died March 7, 1985. She was born in Hughesville on Dec. 24, 1900, the daughter of Charles and Lottie Fieste Faus. She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hughesville where she was a former Sunday school teacher. She was the past worthy matron of the Monsey Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star 481 in Muncy. She was also a member of the Lady Hughes chapter of the Rebekah Lodge #215, the ladies auxiliary of the Baldwin II Commandry 22, Williamsport, the Muncy Valley Hospital Auxiliary, and the Hughesville Garden and Woman’s Club. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and knitting. Two daughters survive her; Ruth H. Speary of Emmanus, Pa. and Janet Lee Elligson of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Four grandsons also survive her; Greg Speary, Roger, Craig and Raymond Martin; three great-grandchildren. Four brothers predeceased her; Harry, Chester, Harold and Wilbur Faus and one grandson, Mark Speary. The funeral will be Monday, 1 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, S. Main St., Hughesville with her pastor, Rev. George E. Doran officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may be received from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the church. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 122 S. Main St., Hughesville, Pa. McCarty-Thomas funeral home, Hughesville is in charge of the arrangements. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
HARRY E. FOULKROD, 64 of 604 Walnut St., Williamsport, died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was born on August 1, 1942, in Lycoming County, a son of Dick and Gertrude Baker Foulkrod. He had worked for George Logue Inc. and also for Fagnano’s. He was a member of 40 et 8 and Post #1 American Legion, both of Williamsport. He is survived by five sons, Kevin and Sharidan, both of Trout Run, Allen of Linden, Jeffrey and Mike, both of Williamsport; two daughters, Beverly Parker, and Laurie White, both of Williamsport; 21 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother Charles, and two sisters, Beverly and Barbara. A memorial graveside service will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Barbours Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
GILBERT Rita M.Mosch
Age 91 of Germania, PA, died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Born August 21, 1915 in Bristol, NY, she was the daughter of the late Harry H. and Mabel (Menken) Gilbert. On May 1, 1943 in Galeton, she married Wilson S. Mosch, who predeceased her in 2004, after 61 years of marriage. Mrs. Mosch was a farmer and a homemaker. Surviving are three daughters, Susanne (Patrick) Brown of Hornell, NY, Sandra (William) Young of Germania, and Nancy (Jack) Parr of Dover, PA; four grandsons, Jason, Michael, Daniel (Terra) and Ethan; a brother, Leland (Shirley) Gilbert of Punxsutawney, PA; two sisters, Leota Macensky of Galeton and Catherine Davenport of Knoxville, PA; and several nieces and nephews. Private graveside services will be held in Germania Cemetery with Rita's nephew, Rick Gilbert, speaking. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/23/2007.
CHARLES E. (CHET) GLEOCKNER age 76 of Dushore died on Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at Towanda Memorial Hospital. Chet was born March 16, 1924 in Forksville, a son of the late Chester F. and Ada Yonkin Gleockler. He graduated from the Loyalsock Area High School in Estella, a member of the class of 1942. He served in the Army during World War II and married the former Mary Theresa Scanlin of Forks Township on June 4, 1949. Chet drove truck for the former Dolly Madison Creamery and successors for many years. He owned and operated the Green Swan Hotel in Dushore for several years. He later worked for Cherry Township, from which he retired in 1986. He was a member of St. Basil’s Catholic Church, Dushore; Loyalsock Post 996 American Legion, Dushore and the A.J. Bird Memorial VFW Post #384, New Albany. Chet enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and gardening. Surviving are: wife, Mary Theresa at home; sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald L. and Norma Gleockler and James M. and Joann Gleockler, all of Dushore; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Jon Renshaw of Dushore and Sandra and Michael Richmond of Hillsgrove; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard C. Gleockler of Forksville and Leon C. and Marian Gleockler of Hillsgrove; sisters and brother-in-law, Rita D. Tubach of Forksville, Shirley P. and Kenneth Bonnell of Montoursville; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Robert C. Gleockler on Aug. 28, 1976. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 27th at 9:30 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred with the Rev. Michael B. Harris, his pastor presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery, Dushore. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home on tonight from 7:00 to 9:00. Graveside military services will be accorded by members of Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion, Dushore. Members are asked to assemble and pass in review tonight at 7:15 at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
MILDRED L. GREENE AGE 85 DIED Sept. 10, 1985 in Pennside, PA. Miss Greene was born in Canton, the daughter of the late Thomas S. and Mary M. Brann Greene. She had been employed as a secretary by CAN Insurance, Reading, retiring in 1964. Miss Greene was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church in Mount Penn. Surviving are four brothers, Herbert L. Greene, Austin, TX, Harold J. Greene, Miami, FL, Navy Capt. Thomas Greene, Jacksonville, FL and Ronald J. Greene, Miami Beach, FL; a sister Marie G. Vogel with whom she resided. Locally she is survived by cousins, Wilson and William Brann. Funeral arrangements were handled by the John P. Feeney Funeral Home Inc. –Canton Independent Sentinel
WILLIAM E. GRIFFIN SR. age 87 of Tunkhannock formerly of Towanda died on Thursday, June 3, 1999 at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock after an extended illness. He was born in Wysox, Pa. on Jan. 18, 1912the youngest son of 14 children to the late J. B. and Ellen Fox Griffin. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Josephine Kane Griffin. They would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on July 26, 1999. Mr. Griffin was a 1929 graduate of St. Agnes High School, Towanda where his basketball skills won him the nickname “Hub” and let to an athletic scholarship to St. Thomas Aquinas College, now Scranton University. He worked for 24 years at G.T.E. Sylvania before retiring in 1974 where he won several process improvement and suggestion awards. Known for his sense of humor and positive attitude, he maintained a wide network of friends in Towanda and later in Tunkhannock. Mr. Griffin was a master gardener and was known for his special culinary skills as well as his excellent tenor voice in a local barbershop quartet. His friends and family will always remember him for his diligent work ethic and enjoyment of life. Also surviving are sons: William E. Griffin Jr. of Harrisburg, Pa., Dr. Michael J. and Laura Griffin of State College, Pa., Timothy J. and Patricia Griffin of Tunkhannock; daughters, Mr. and Mrs. David (Joellen) Kule of LaPorte, Pa and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony (Colette) Romano of East Amherst, N.Y.; sisters, Ann Cameron of Rochester, N.Y. and Mark Baker of Williamsport, Pa.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at the Church of Nativity B.V.M., Tunkhannock. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be at Pieta Cemetery, Tunkhannock. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Nativity B.V.M., 99 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, Pa. or Ann’s Grove Personal Care Home, 601 Sugar Hallow Road, Tunkhannock, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
LOREN T. GROOVER, 73 of Montrose, Pa. died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002 at Allied Services, Scranton, Pa. Born Nov. 30, 1928 in Lawton, he was the son of the late Harold C. Sr. and Anna Cragle Groover. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Guam for a period of time. He had been employed as a foreman at Donald Dean and Sons and worked in the quarries with his son. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jerry Brown of Montrose; son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Betsy Groover of Montrose; grandchildren, Jay Alan and Adam Todd Brown, Katie Mae and Morgan Diane Groover, all of Montrose; sisters and brother-in-law, Louise and Deforest Chalker of Montrose and Janice Sprout of Montrose; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold C. Jr. and Cora of Montrose, Ross A. and Barbara Groover of Montrose; aunts, Katherine Fish of Montrose, Verna Russell of North Orwell, Grace Kunkle of Florida and Alice Doughty of Oregon; uncle, Robert Cragle of North Orwell; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bartron Funeral home Inc., 74 Church St., Montrose. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review
GUILES – Richard M. Guiles, 70, of Tioga, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2006 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born March 17, 1936 in Corning, NY, he was a stepson of the late Arthur and Mabel Murry. Richard was employed as a laborer at Ingersoll Rand, was a member of its labor union, and enjoyed watching racing events. Richard is survived by his loving companion, Dorothy Tripp of Tioga; stepdaughter and step son-in-law, Gaila and Bill Ahearn of Colora, Md.; two stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law, Paul and Mitzi Tripp of Tioga, Jack and Beth Tripp of Aberdeen, Md.; six grandchildren; and one great grandson. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, Sept. 2 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments PA, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Harry Colegrove officiating. – Mansfield Gazette, Aug. 30, 2006, p.6A
KEVIN D. GUISEWHITE, 41 of Elimsport died Friday, November 2, 2001 at his residence. Born January 18, 1960 in Williamsport he was the son of Roy and Marian (Kennedy) Guisewhite. Mr. Guisewhite was a member with Carl Haga Chevrolet, Milton. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Circle J. Hunting Club, Elimsport. On July 4, 1987 in Elimsport he married the former Elizabeth A. Kelley who survives along with a son, Kevin R. of Elimsport and three daughters; Krystal A. Guisewhite of South Williamsport, Felicia M. Guisewhite and Kelli J. Gusiewhite, both of Elimsport. Also surviving is a stepson, Danny L. Bennett of Lancaster, a brother, Wade D. of Colorado and a sister, Dianne Y. Hill of Elimsport. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Terry L. in 1998. Friends may call at the Noll Funeral home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport on Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. Grave side services will be held at Elimsport Cemetery on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Max W. Furman, pastor of Elimsport Valley United Methodist Church officiating. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette 11/4/2001
MR. LLOYD H. ‘RED’ GUISEWHITE, 80 of 233 Church St., South Williamsport died Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at the Williamsport Hospital & Medical Center. Mr. Guisewhite retired in 1986 from the former E. Keeler Company at Williamsport, where he had been a welder for 37 years. Mr. Guisewhite was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Leroy O. Buck Post #7863, VFW at DuBoistown. He was a graduate of the Williamsport High School. Red was a lifelong member of the Third Street United Methodist Church, Williamsport. He was involved with many church activities and had held many positions on various church committees. He had been active with the Boy Scouts of America. Red was also a member of Clyde’s Bunch Hunting Club at Sullivan County. He enjoyed outdoor activities, hunting and bowling. Born Aug. 5, 1924 at Williamsport, he was the son of the late Clyde and Lucinda R. Lunt Guisewhite. He and his wife, the former Doris M. Eltringham were united in marriage Dec. 19, 1986. Together they observed 18 years of marriage. Surviving in addition to his wife, Doris M. Gusiewhite of South Williamsport are one daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Gregory Weigle of Old Lycoming Township; one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald L. and Peggy Guisewhite of Cogan Station and seven grandchildren, John Deming, Matthew Deming, Jason Deming, Tara Rae Weigle, Gregory Weigle II, Todd Watts and Doug Watts. In addition to his late parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon C. Sechler; his sister, Thelma DeVore and his brother, Roy Guisewhite. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2005 at the Third Street United Methodist Church, 931 E. Third St., Williamsport. His pastor, Rev. Mark F. Reisinger will officiate. The family will receive condolence visits following the service. Due to health conditions of family members it is requested that there be no floral arrangements. Contributions in members of Mr. Lloyd H. “Red” Guisewhite may be made, if so desired, to Third Street United Methodist Church, 931 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA. Arrangements are being directed by the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette