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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.
HOWARD T. BASSETT, 80 of 45 Back St., Loyalsockville died Saturday June 10, 2000 in Valley View Nursing Center. He was the widower of the former Grace L. Haus. He was retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad and had worked at Grummond Allied. He was a member of North American Hunting Club. He played guitar at Ivy’s tavern, Rauchtown Inn and Muncy American Legion. An Army veteran of World War II he was a member of Eugene Grafius Post 104 American Legion. He was a member of Garden View Church of Christ. Born April 9, 1920 in this city, he was a son of William and Lulu Jones Bassett. Surviving are a daughter, Emma Galvan of Burlington, Wis.; a stepdaughter, Mary Margaret “Peggy” Johns of this city; a sister, Luella Ulmer of this city; a grandson, five step-grandchildren, a great-grandson, 13 step-great-grandchildren and two step-great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Eleanor Kilgus. A memorial service will be scheduled. Arrangements are being handled by Sanders’, 821 Diamond St. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
BASSETT –LUELLA E. ULMER, 78 OF 1460 Route 654 Highway, Williamsport died Thursday Jan. 31, 2002 in Valley View Nursing Center. She was the widow of Charles A. Ulmer, Sr. who died Feb. 2, 1994. Born March 20, 1923 in Williamsport, Luella was a daughter of William and Lulu Jones Bassett. She was a member of Garden View Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, Charles A. Ulmer, Jr. of this city; a daughter, Judith A. White of Montoursville; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four siblings. The funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorials be made to the building fund of her church, 1941 Princeton Ave., Williamsport, PA.
MR. GUY T. BASTION JR. age 68 Ralston died early Monday morning, Feb. 16, 1976 at the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, where he was admitted Jan. 24 as a medical patient. He was born in Leolyn, Tioga County on July 25, 1907 a son of Guy T. Sr. and Eleanor Carey Bastion. Mr. Bastion retired in 1972 from the former Crawford Overhead Door Company in Williamsport where he had worked for 20 years. He was an honorary and lifetime member of the Ralston Volunteer Fire Company and was a member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club of Ralston. Surviving are his wife, the former Evelyn Derr; six sisters, Mrs. Lilly Saunders and Mrs. Daisy Spencer, both of Grover, Mrs. Myrtle Smith of Roaring Branch, Mrs. Lavina Benjamin of Elmira, Mrs. Gladys Griffin of Canton and Mrs. David Fisher of Milan; a brother, Dean Bastion of Odessa, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Harry Krause, pastor of the Ralston United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel
BIDDLE –RUTH EILEEN (BIDDLE) CHAAPEL - On the morning of Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, Ruth Eileen (Biddle) Chaapel of Canton RR 1, died quietly at Bradford County Manor. She was 58 years of age. Born in Muncy, Pa., on April 18, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Laura (Kilgus) Biddle. Ruth was well known as a kind, patient and giving person, generous to a fault, so it was fitting that she should choose a career in geriatric care. She was employed for many years at the Bradford County Manor, retiring only after her health challenges became overwhelming. As a young woman, Ruth was introduced by friends to Stanley Chaapel, and on Feb. 14, 1973, they were united in marriage. Together they raised a daughter and shared 33 years. Ruth was also known as a strong, independent woman who, although always ready to help others, never sought help for herself. Despite her physical limitations, Ruth would travel on her own to the hospital for her many treatments, rather than ask someone to take her. She drew her strength from the strong bonds of her family, and her unshakeable faith in the Lord. Ruth was a part of an independent, non-denominational Christian fellowship. She is survived by her husband, Stanley and daughter Sara Chaapel, both at home, sister, Jennie Reeder of Montoursville, step-brother Robert (Muriel) Shaylor of Troy, brother-in-law Robert Readinger of Pine Grove and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Naomi Readinger. Calling hours will be Monday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor John Lattimer of Faith Baptist Church and Ministers Brad Stuefen and Dan Helenek of the Independent Christian Fellowship officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Kidney Foundation, c/o Robert Packer Hospital, Dialysis Unit, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
BROWN –ALICE MAY BROWN MEEKER, age 81 of North Hopkins Street, Sayre, Pa died on Thursday, November 9, 2006 following a brief period of declining health. Alice was born on February 7, 1925 in Windham, PA the daughter of the late Ward Mills and Mavia (Cook) Brown of Windham. She was a graduate of Rome High School, class of 1942. On July 3, 1948 in Nichols, Alice married her best friend Ernest H. Meeker; he preceded her on January 14, 1991. Alice was employed by Belle Knitting, Blue Swan, and Sayre Lingerie for fifty years. She was an assistant to Donald N. Simmons, owner of Sayre Lingerie, for many years. Alice is survived by her sister and brother-in-law L. Lucille and Walter J. Smith of North Towanda, Pa; sister-in-law Louise Brown Tucker of RD#5, Towanda; nephews Larry W. (Lois) Brown and Robert C. (Sharon) Brown all of Rome, Pa; great nieces and nephews, Kevin L. (Becky) Brown, David W. (Joy) Brown all of Rome, Pa; Shelley (Donald N.) Litzelman of Dushore, Pa; Lisa Brown (Neal) Snyder of Rome, Pa; Kim (Karl) Jefferson of Milan, Pa; Robert W. (Kelly) Brown of Rome, Pa., great-great-nieces and nephews: Monica and Megan Brown, Cody and Caleb Litzelman, Justin, Troy and Jaycee Brown, Jordan and Colton Snyder, Katy and Karlee Jefferson, and Carter Brown, sister-in-law Junia Meeker of Lounsberry, NY; nieces and nephews Beverly Meeker of Lounsberry, NY; Carlene (Robert) Bullock of Maine, NY; nephew Robert (Theresa) Meeker of Port Crane, NY; great-nieces and nephews Madison Meeker, Jordan Meeker and Tyler Donahue, great-nephews Trevor and Ben Bullock. Many special friends among them, Frank and Lela Park of Chemung, NY; Betsy Schumacher of Sayre, Pa; Gary and Rita Gregory of Sayre, Pa; Jean McCabe of Sanborn, NY. A time of remembering the special gift Alice was to all of us will be held on Sunday, November 12th at 3 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Rev. Daniel Martin of the Nichols United Methodist Church, officiating. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Sunday from 1 pm until the time of the service at 3 at the funeral chapel. Family and friends are also invited to attend graveside services and prayers of committal on Monday, November 13th at 10 am in the Nichols Cemetery. For the love and care shown to Alice, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR# 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. in loving memory of Alice May Brown Meeker. –Towanda Daily Review
CAMPBELL –HELEN CAMPBELL LYON, 82 formerly of Canton and St. Cloud, Fla. died Nov. 5, 1985 in Salem, Va. Her husband, Albert J. Lyon Sr. predeceased her in 1981. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Merritt (Virginia) Wilson of Horseheads, N.Y., Mrs. M. L. (Pauline) Spangler of Salem, VA, Mrs. Daniel (Sue) Bergquist of Canton; one son, Albert J. Lyon, Jr. of Canton; 12 grandchildren 20 great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one grandson and one great-granddaughter. The funeral and committal services will be held in Salem, Va. at the convenience of the family. –Towanda Daily Review
GEORGE CHAAPEL - On the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, former LeRoy resident George Chaapel died quietly at Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella. He was 64 years of age. Born in LeRoy Township on Sept. 30, 1941, he was the son of Burr R. and Helen M. (Carter) Chaapel. For most of his life George worked on various farms in the Canton and LeRoy area until medical problems necessitated his retirement. He resided for a number of years in Sayre and had been married to the late Doris Chaapel. In his spare time, George enjoyed woodworking. He is survived by his brothers Stanley (and Ruth) Chaapel of Canton RR 1, Raymond (and Paula) Chaapel of Grover, and Fred Chaapel of Sayre; sister, Pauline Finogle of Canton; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burr and Helen Chaapel; brother, Victor Chaapel; and sister Marie Hoyles. The viewing will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. Services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. –Towanda Daily Review
VINCENT CHRZAN age 79, of Eric St., Norwich, died Tuesday evening, November 7, 2006, at his home. Born in Troy, PA on October 14, 1927, Vincent was the son of Frank and Margaret (Hayes) Chrzan. Following his high school graduation in Troy, he served his country in the United States Army Air Corps. Upon returning home after his honorable discharge, Vincent enrolled in Harpur College in Binghamton, attended classes through Harpur's consolidation with SUNY, and earned his Bachelor's degree in Accounting. Over his working years, Vincent served as accountant for several different firms, including 12 years with Corning Glass of Corning. He was Treasurer and CFO for Bennett Ireland in Norwich, where he worked until they closed their doors. He then took employment as accountant for the Norwich office of Lewis Engineering, eventually moving to Connecticut to work as CFO in the home office. On February 25, 1952 in Endicott, Vincent married Erma Dunbar, who predeceased him on May 7, 2006. Vincent is survived by his children and their spouses, Bonnie and Bruce Scott of Albany, Vicki and Bob Conron of Norwich, and Tim Chrzan of Endicott; by his grandchildren, Brian Scott and wife, Renee, Beth Scott; Kate, Karen, Kerry, and Korinna Conron; and by great-granddaughter, Ainsley Scott. He is also survived by his sisters, Margaret Krise, Annabelle Polly, Irene Stone, Katherine Young, and Frances Chopak, all of Troy, PA; and was predeceased by his brothers, William and Raymond Chrzan. Mass of Resurrection for Vincent will be held on Saturday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m. from the Church of the Holy Apostle St. Paul's. Interment will follow in St. Paul's Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Vincent's family has asked that memorial contributions be sent to the Church of the Holy Apostle St. Paul's, 8 Silver St., Norwich, NY. Arrangements are by the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home.
KODIAK LAMAR ‘BEAR’ COBLE, 23 of Superior, Wyoming formerly of Gillett, PA died September 9, 2006 in LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born December 11, 1982 in Rock Springs, WY the son of Keith Lamar Coble and Valerie Jean Brown Litteer. He attended schools in Athens, PA, Superior and Rock Springs, WY. He had many hobbies and was free-spirited. His interests were traveling and spending time with his nieces, nephews and family. Survivors include his father, Keith Coble of Superior; mother, Valerie Litteer of Bentley Creek, PA; brothers Daniel Booth, Grand Junction, CO and Jody Litteer, Chemung, NY; sisters, April Lawson and Tessa Botero, both of Hershey, PA; Kelly Litteer and Brandon, FL; Eva Morin of Green River, WY and Audrey Pranuge of Rock Springs; grandparents William Jr. and Shirley Coble of Superior, WY and Kenneth and Marlene Brown of Grover, PA and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Cremation will take place at Fox Crematory, Rock Springs, WY. Memorial services were held Monday September 11, 2006 in Superior, WY. Additional memorial services will be held Saturday, September 16 in Bentley Creek. –Canton Independent Sentinel
DEBACH –MARY DEBACH ELLIOTT, 96 died November 2, 2006 at Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home where she had been a resident for two years. Mary worked as a LPN at Danville State Hospital until retirement and was a dedicated member of the East Troy Baptist Church. Surviving are brother, Charles Debach (Dawn), Troy; grandson Forest Elliott Walter (Lilly Kim) Fort Myers, FL; granddaughter, Janine Dettbarn, Fort Myers; four great-grandchildren, Richard Elliott Walter, Wesley finger, Adrienne Leigh Walter and Matthew Adam Walter; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Mary was the much loved aunt of Joy Debach (Russell Trezise), Newton, CT; Melissa Debach (Michael Salisbury) Oviedo, FL; Donna Gaito, Berwick; Rose Sentyz, Canton; Charles Debach II (Leslie, Amy, Andrew), Troy; Michael Debach (Linda, Lindsay, Michael, Katie and Geoffrey), Troy; Jon Debach (Lidia) Brookline, MA and Rob Debach (Vanessa, Jacob, Carter, Nicholas, Charlie) Palmer, AR. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements under the direction of Auer Memorial Home & Cremation Services Inc., Harrisburg, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
DICKINSON –ERMA A. MOSIER, 74 wife of Gordon E. Mosier, of Wyalusing RR 3, Standing Stone Township, Pa., died Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa. Born May 11, 1931, in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Hazel Neuber Dickinson. Erma enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening and working among her flowers. Her life encompassed her family, especially her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband, Gordon E. Mosier, at home; four sons, William Mosier of Berwick, Pa., Gordon P. Mosier and his wife, Marsha Mosier, of Rushville, Pa., Eugene Mosier of Wyalusing RR 3, and David Mosier and his wife, Victoria Mosier of Berwick; seven grandchildren, Karley, Matthew, Kayla, Kylie and Kimberly Mosier, and Ashley and Keith Myers; her sisters, Dorothy Kitchen of Towanda, Grace Mosier of Wyalusing RR 3, Lula Miner and her husband, Edward Miner of Friendsville, Pa., and Charlotte Dull of Wyalusing RR 3; her brothers, William Dickinson of Wysox; her sister-in-law, Barbara Dickinson of Virginia and Shirley Dickinson of New Jersey; and her brother-in-law, Stanley Mosier of Wyalusing. She was preceded in death by her brothers Nelson, David and Leland Dickinson. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday Nov. 12, 2005 at the Hope Baptist Church, Stony Point Road. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of James W. Seipler, RR 1, Box 280, Rome, Pa. in Erma A. Mosier's memory. –Towanda Daily Review
ERVIN –BEATRICE E. TUBBS, 82 of 579 Dean Creek Road, Lockwood, N.Y., died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born Aug. 15, 1923 in Sayre, the daughter of the late Leroy and Sudie Holcomb Ervin. She was a graduate of Sayre High School. She was an Avon representative for many years, a member of the North Waverly Chapel, taught Sunday school for over 25 years and held ladies Bible study at her home. She enjoyed Creative Memories, Cross Stitching. She is survived by her loving husband, Carlton, and family, Bruce (Jocelyn) Tubbs of Lockwood, Allyn (Connie) Tubbs of Gouverneur, N.Y., Beth (Wayne) Blakeman of Lockwood, Barbara (Greg) Gantt of Indiana, Cynthia (Dan) Overvoll of Indiana, and her loving dog and companion Trevor. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Alice (Howard) Colwell of Sayre; sisters-in-law, Patricia Ervin of Florida and Bernice Terry of Williamsport; brothers-in-law, Russell Tubbs of Waverly, N.Y., and Myron (Doris) Tubbs of Sayre; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, LeRoy Allen Ervin Jr. of Connecticut and William Ervin of Sayre; brother-in-law, Harold Tubbs of Connecticut; sisters-in-law, Bernice Tubbs and Hazel Price of Waverly and Doris Jewell of Halsey Valley, N.Y.; and brother and sister-in-law, Fran and Evelyn Wheeler of Athens. A time for gathering with family and friends will be Saturday, Dec. 10 from 5-8 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 10 from 5-8 p.m. and Dec. 11 from 1-2:30 p.m. at North Waverly Chapel, Route 34, Waverly. The celebration of Beatrice's life will follow the visitation on Sunday with the Rev. Michael Putzke and her nephew Lynn Wheeler honoring her memory at 2:30 p.m. Private burial will be in Halsey Valley Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to North Waverly Chapel, 38 Route 34, Waverly, NY. –Towanda Daily Review
HOFFMAN –GEORGIA ANNA COOLEY, 91 of Bridge Street Hill, Towanda RR 3, Towanda Twp., Pa. died Wednesday evening November 8, 2006 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Georgia was born December 8, 1914 in Wyalusing, Pa. the daughter of the late George Hoffman and Anna Shafer Hoffman. She was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School and was employed as a social worker by the Chemung County Department of Social Services in Elmira, N.Y. for many years. Surviving are: her children: Bruce Campbell and his wife Alice Campbell of Ulster, Pa. Ronald Campbell and Betty of Towanda RR#3, Lillian Griffin and her husband Edward Griffin of Fairfield, CA. Ardyce Blackburn of Amarillo, Tex., 15 grandchildren and Several Great Grandchildren; brothers: Donald Hoffman and his wife Pat Hoffman of Wyalusing, Pa. and Ernest Hoffman of Liberty Corners, Pa., several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by: a grandson, Rex Campbell and by a sister, Dora Kasmierski. A memorial service will be held Saturday November 11, 2006 at 6 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating. There are no calling hours. Interment services will be private. –Towanda Daily Review
CHARLES A. ‘CHUCK’ HOLLAND, 69, husband of Vanice Holland died Friday October 8, 2004 at his home in San Antonio, Florida. He was a retired athletics coach and educator. He was born December 31, 1934, a son of the late Ernest and Alice Holland of Waverly, NY. He graduated from Waverly High School and Ithaca College, NY. Chuck served his country during the Korean War in the United States Marine Corps. He then returned home to New York where he followed a career in coaching and education. He coached and taught at Westfield Academy, Caledonia Mumford High Schools, Ithaca College and Nanuet in New York, then went to Florida in 1970 to Brandon High School. Chuck then moved to East Bay High School, where he served as Dean of Students and Assistant Principal. His final move was to Hillsborough High School in Tampa, FL, where he served as Assistant Principal and then Principal before retiring in 1993. He belonged to many organizations including Marine Corps League, VFW, Moose, AM Vets, FO Eagles, and American Legion. He was a volunteer for Marines Toys for Tots, Special Olympics, Chrysler, Outback & Mira Golf Tournament. He was an honorary Kentucky Colonel and an honorary West Virginia Ambassador. He received many awards including Florida High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame, FIAAA Athletic Administrator of the Year, NIAAA/FIAAA Distinguished Service Award, National Federation of High School Citation, Tampa Chapter National Football Foundation Citation and Hillsborough County High School Principal of the Year three times. His tireless efforts and contributions to sports and education will be missed. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son and a daughter; T. J. Holland (Kim), Virginia and Robin Holland Coleman (Steve), Florida; a sister, Phyllis Holland Wenzel of Elmira, NY; and two grandsons; and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by one brother, John "Jack" Holland; and two sisters, Lois Holland Mott and Shirley Holland Stevens. Memorial Services were held on Saturday, October 16, 2004, at the First Baptist Church of Dade City, FL, and burial at the National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL, with Honor Guard ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NIAAA Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 690, Indianapolis, IN or to the First Baptist Church of Dade City Youth Department, 37511 Church Ave., Dade City, FL. –Elmira Star Gazette
MISS CATHERINE ISABELLE ‘KATE’ HUNSINGER age 81, of Sullivan Terrace, Dushore, Pa., died on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at the Highlands Care Center in LaPorte, Pa. Kate was born in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pa., on Sept, 3, 1924, a daughter of the late Frank L. and Mary Suber Hunsinger. Kate resided with her sister, Mary Ellen Heath of Mildred, Pa., until Mary Ellen's death in 1992, when Kate moved to Sullivan Terrace in Dushore. She was a loving sister and aunt to her numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of Trinity Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Dushore. Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Cora Pedro and Mary Ellen Heath of Mildred and Louise Beaver of Elmira, N.Y., and two brothers, Irvin L. Hunsinger of Mildred and Wesley R. Heath of Elmira. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, with the Rev. Robert W. Brown officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday morning at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
CARL L. JENNINGS - On the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, Carl L. Jennings of Sayre, Pa., died at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. from injuries sustained in a fire at his residence. He was 74 years of age. Born in Sayre on Sept. 19, 1932, he was the son of Lewis W. and Altheda (Lindley) Jennings. Carl had been employed by the Sayre Borough Streets Department for many years, as well as the Robert Packer Hospital. Carl enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. In his free time he was an avid fisherman and a great fan of country music. He also enjoyed the company of family and friends, as well as long walks with his dog, Tippy. Carl is survived by his wife, Ruth Pruyne-Jennings of Sayre; stepson, Jerome Pruyne of Suffolk, Va.; sisters, Mildred (and Richard) Simons of Athens and Nancy Endy of Reading; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Dorothy Lenox and Mini Alteri. In accordance with the family's wishes, all services are private and have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
PHILLIP ‘FLIP’ L. JUDSON age 63 of Canton, PA died surrounded by his family and friends on Friday November 11, 2005 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA due to medical complications. He has taken his final walk to be with the Lord Jesus. He was born on December 27, 1941 in Elmira, NY the son of the late LaRue and Isabella (Passmore) Judson. Phillip was a lifetime resident of the Troy/Canton area while residing in Canton for the last 20 years. Known for his auto mechanical skills and tree cutting experience, Phillip could be seen all over Bradford County helping people stranded or in need. He was known for his good humor, wit and a cup of coffee at the Edgewood Dairy Restaurant. Phillip was a devout Christian in his later years of life and was a longtime faithful attendee of the First Baptist Church of Canton. Phillip is survived by his son, Ronnie and wife Dawn Judson of Gillett, daughters, Sherrie and husband Bill Jamelski of Elmira, NY and Judy and husband Brian Pitzl of Clarkfield, MN, special friend and former wife, Phyllis Judson of Wabasso, MN, several grandchildren, brothers and sister, Mike and wife Barbara Judson of Wellsburg, NY, Nancy and husband Fran Richter of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Tom and wife Marylou Judson of Newark Valley, NY and John Judson of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, several nieces and nephews and a life long close cousin and Christian sister, Linda Myers of East Smithfield. In addition to his parents, Phillip is preceded in death by his brother, Ronald G. “Pat” Judson. Family and friends were invited to call at the Gerald Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. on Monday November 14, 2005. A Celebration of Life Service was held with the Reverend Norman Pierce officiating. –Troy Gazette-Register
JUNE –THALIA J. SMITH, 78, formerly of Park Place Apartments, Muncy, died Monday, December 2, 2002 at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit, where she had been a resident since June. She had been a long-time resident of New Street, Muncy. She was a 1942 graduate of Ralston High School. She worked for the former Moltz Chevrolet, Williamsport, and retired from Rogers, Huber & Associates, Muncy where she was employed as a bookkeeper. She was formerly a member of the Muncy Business & Professional Women. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Muncy. Born April 21, 1924 in McNett Twp., Lycoming County, she was the daughter of Earl and Laura Belle Tubbs June. Surviving are one son, Karl “Curt” C. Smith, Jr. of Pennsdale; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra L. and Dan McNeil of Trout Run and Carol S. and Carl Fry of Muncy; two brothers, Sheridan June of Raymore, MO and Raymond June of Cogan Station; one sister, Myra Meuse of Williamsport; five grandchildren, Denise McNeil, Daniel McNeil, Michelle Shank, Melissa Fry and Steven Martin; and six great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Wallis-Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy. Officiating will be her pastor, the Rev. Michael R. Gardy. Burial will be in Trout Run Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday. The family welcomes any flowers; however, if desired, contributions may be made in her memory to First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, PA. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
ARTHUR J. MARVIN, 92, formerly of Marvin Lane in Garden View, died peacefully Thursday, November 2, 2006 at the Williamsport Home. Art was born Jan. 27, 1914 in Parsons, W.V., the son of Frank K. and Cora Bunn Marvin. He grew up in Canton, PA. Following graduation from Canton High School in 1932, he went on to Bucknell University, where he graduated in 1936 with a B.S. in engineering. Art met his wife, the former Ruth (Ellen) Shafer, while they both served in the Navy in Washington, D.C. For 33 years he worked as a claims engineer for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. During those years he also operated Marvin’s Fruit Farm, in Old Lycoming Township, with his family, selling ‘‘pick your own’’ peaches every summer. A veteran of World War II, Art was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Along with Ellen, he was a devoted duplicate bridge player and achieved the level of Life Master through the ACBL, American Contract Bridge League. He was a member of the Williamsport Bridge Club, the Williamsport Stamp Club and a former member of White Deer Golf Course. The Marvins celebrated their 63rd anniversary on September 18. In addition to his wife Ellen, Art is survived by: daughters, Merrily E. Frey of South Williamsport and Nancy M. Lindoerfer of New Milford, Conn.; sons, Arthur Jackson Jr. (Jack) and his partner Michelle Franks of Anchorage, Alaska and James G. of San Antonio, Tex.; grandchildren, Pascha (Dave) Frey Ferry, Chanda (Ryan) Frey Grimes, Jessica and Daniel Lindoerfer, Brook and Sky Marvin, Amber Marvin Wiley; and great grandchildren, Tiarnan, Liam and Mairead Ferry, Brendan and Calla Grimes and Rowan Wiley. Art was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence M. and a sister, Beatrice Irene Marvin. The family will remember Art as a hard-working man with a wonderful sense of humor, love of the outdoors and of sports, and devotion to his home and family. He lived a long and full life and he will be greatly missed. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church, 1971 Lycoming Creek Road, with the Rev. Dr. James R. Behrens, officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave. The family will provide the flowers and suggest donations to the Old Lycoming Township Little League, c/o Patrick Cassidy, 23 Scenic View Lane, Williamsport. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
RAYMOND P. MICKLITSCH, 83, Ralston died May 20, 1999 at Williamsport Hospital. Born in Ralston October 14, 1915 he was a son of Frank S. and Mary Jeseinik Micklitsch. Mr. Micklitsch was a World War II veteran, serving in the South Pacific. He graduated from Ralston High School. He retired in 1977 from Lundy Construction. Mr. Micklitsch was a charter member of the Wheel Inn, Roaring Branch; board member of the former Ralston Water Co. and a member of the Red Rod and Gun Club. He attended St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Ralston. He and his wife, the former Marian M. Twist would have observed their 53rd wedding anniversary June 22. Surviving, besides his wife are son, Philip of Oriole; two daughters, Lorraine Gates, Williamsport and Denise Hicks, Roaring Branch; brother, Louis, St. Petersburg, FL; four grandsons; two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Renee Allen; six brothers and three sisters. The services were held in St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Williamsport, with the Rev. Bert Kozen officiating. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be made to the Ralston Fire Co., Ralston, PA or St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Ralston, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
MITSTIFER –GERALDINE EMMA ADAMS age 82 of 32 Sawmill Road, Cogan Station formerly of Carlton Terrace died Friday Oct. 4, 2002 at Williamsport Hospital. She was born June 8, 1920 in Canton, Pa. the daughter of Claude and Blanche Rephard Mitstifer. She was a graduate of Canton High School and also was a homemaker. Geraldine loved to sew, enjoyed camping and sold Shacklee. She was a longtime member of Calvary Methodist Church and a member of Hepburn Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Dennis H. Adams of Trout Run; a daughter, Linda Wilson of Cogan Station; grandchildren, Brent and Lori of Cogan Station and Marni of Dillsburg, and great-grandchildren, Chad, Breonna, Alex and Ben. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Adams on Nov. 1, 2000. Friends are invited to call at the Maneval Funeral Home, “a Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St., Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. where a celebration of Geraldine’s life will follow calling hours at 2 p.m. Rev. Mark Mahserjian-Smith, pastor of Hepburn Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be at Wildwood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Assn., 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
MOON –RENEE B. BARRETT, 43, St. Xavier, MT formerly of Tunkhannock, died January 22, 1999 in a car accident. Born in Troy June 13, 1955 a daughter of Marlene English Johnson, Tunkhannock and the late Charles Moon Jr. She attended Tunkhannock High School and following her schooling she worked as a technician at Proctor and Gamble in Mehoopany. Surviving by sons and daughter-in-law, Russell and Nicole Barrett, Littleton, CO; Frank, John and Lonnie Daugherty, Texas; daughter, Maria Daugherty, Greenley, CO; step-daughters, Lisa Place, Monroeton, Lori Chilson, LaPorte, Wendy Lenaberry, Meshoppen; brothers, Charles Moon Jr. and Keven Moon, Florida; Jeffery, Montana; Kerry, California, Douglas, Tunkhannock; stepbrother and sister-in-law, Clinton and Erin Johnson, Tunkhannock; grandson and eight step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 28 from the Sheldon-Kukchka Funeral Home, Tunkhannock with Pastor Victor W. Decker, Pastor of the Osterhout Bible Church. Interment was in North Flat Cemetery, Laceyville. –Canton Independent Sentinel
HORACE H. MOTT of Douglas, Arizona died at the Southeast Arizona Medical Center April 7, 1986 after an extended illness. Mr. Mott was born Dec. 11, 1914 in Leroy Township, the son of Harry and Charlotte Mott. He worked many years, starting at age 13 in the coal mines in Bradford and Sullivan counties, before moving to Arizona in 1947, where he worked for Fred Beever for many years. Mr. Mott is survived by one son, Merle G. Mott and daughter-in-law, Marion and their son, Craig M. Mott, all of Powell; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mott of Troy RD 1, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mott of Lebanon, N.J. and Mr. and Mrs. Steven Mott of Easton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin (Madeline) Tillotson of Canton RD 1, Mr. and Mrs. William (Doris) Hurley of Mansfield and Mr. and Mrs. William (Alice) Packard of Dansville, N.Y.; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Joseph (Carmelia) Mott of Asbury Park, N.J. Several nieces and nephews, cousins and close friends, Maria Bailey and family of Douglas Arizona and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zellers of Sierra Vista, Arizona also survive. The funeral and committal service will be held at the Calvary Cemetery, Douglas, Arizona at 9 a.m. April 9. The Rev. Donald Stilwell of the Douglas United Methodist Church will officiate. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Powell United Methodist Church for the family and friends. –Towanda Daily Review
JOSEPH W. MOTT –Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mott received word last week of the death of his brother, Joseph Warren Mott, age 64, who died in Florida on Tuesday Feb. 15, 1977 where he had been residing since his retirement in 1976. He is survived by his wife, Carmella of FL; four sons, Al and Dan of Asbury Park, Joseph J. and Martin of Florida; mother, Mrs. Mary Hellrich, Canton; brothers, Martin of Troy RD 1, Horace, Arizona, Harry, Lebanon, N.J., Stephen, Easton; sisters, Mrs. Elwin Loomis, Canton, Mrs. Frank Tillotson, LeRoy, Mrs. William Packard, Dansville, N.Y., Mrs. William Hurley, Blossburg; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services were held in Asbury Park Monday morning. Attending the funeral from the area were Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mott, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tillotson, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dickerson and Mrs. Cliff Davis. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
MOTT –LILLIAN M. HIX – Word has been received here of the death on January 5, 1978 of Mrs. Lillian M. Hix of Leisure City, Fla., formerly of Towanda. She was 90 years of age and had been in failing health for some time. Mrs. Hix was the widow of Eber Hix. They moved to Towanda many years ago from Oneonta, N.Y., when he assumed the management of the Bern Furniture Store here locate in what was then known as the Obenauer Block on the east side of Main Street between State and Park streets. Some time later they erected a small, attractive home on North Fourth Street that they names “The Hix Hut” and occupied it until Mr. Hix retired and they moved to Florida. He died a few years ago. Mrs. Hix was a highly talented, very gracious person who made many friends during her years in Towanda. She kept in contact with several of them and each Christmas remembered them with cards – each Christmas until this last one when she was too ill to send them. While in Towanda Mrs. Hix was a member of the Twentieth Century Club and the First United Methodist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Lucile H. Darling, Caroline H. Burke and Harriet H. Wasson and a son, Ira M. Hix. –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Binghamton, NY)
MOYER –EMMA C. HAGER age 88 of Wyalusing, PA went home to be with the angels on October 26, 2006. Emma was born December 2, 1917, in Sellersville, PA, a daughter of the late William H. Moyer and Florence E. Schuler. She graduated from the Yost School in Bedminster, PA. On June 17, 1950, she married Newberry L. Hager of Ottsville; he predeceased her on June 28, 1968. She was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church and formerly a member of Solomon’s U.C.C. in Bedminster, PA. She was very active in the Women’s Guild at Solomon’s U.C.C. especially with the craft shows and turkey suppers. Emma was also a member of the U.M.W., the Wyalusing Senior Citizens Group, and the Country Gardeners Club, Bucks Co., PA. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, as well as yard work, sewing and crafts, bird watching, and spending time with her granddaughter. She was a lifetime member of Ottsville Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary in Ottsville, PA. Surviving are: daughter, Elizabeth Miller Wyalusing, PA; granddaughter, Leigh Ann Miller Wyalusing, PA; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Loretta and Art Lasher Levittown, PA Miriam Keeler Coopersburg, PA; also surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers and their wives, Orlando and Clara Moyer, Francis J. Moyer, Joseph and Jean Moyer. She was also predeceased by 3 brother-in-laws and their wives; Paul Keeler, Chester O. and Betty Hager, Francis and Edith Hager, and her father-in-law Oscar F. Hager. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 30, 2006 at 11 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA, with the her pastor, Rev. Diane Prentice presiding. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home on Sunday, October 29, 2006 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. On Wednesday, November 1, 2006, there will be funeral services held at the Solomon’s U.C.C. in Bedminster, Pa, at 12:30 P.M., with the Rev. Dennis Hartman presiding. Friends may call at Solomon’s U.C.C. at 11:30 A.M. until the time of the service. The family requests that Memorials Contributions are directed to the Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Dr., Towanda, PA or to the Wyalusing Methodist Church, PO Box 155, Wyalusing, PA. –Towanda Daily Review
LAWRENCE W. PORTER, 54 Eagle Springs, NC died September 4, 2006. Born January 20, 1952 in Troy, PA he was the son of Edward and Marjorie Porter. He worked for Burgess Body Shop and Towing Company of Robbins, NC for three years. He was a member of the Carthage United Methodist Church and the town’s fire company. Mr. Porter moved to North Caroline in 1994 after working for McClure Ford Motor Company for 21 years. While at McClure’s he enjoyed involvement with stock car and dirt track racing with Al and Ray McClure. Surviving are his son, Aaron Porter, Eagle Springs, NC; brother, Gary Porter, Troy, RR 1; sister, Rosalyn Porter, Loudonville, NY; aunt, Naomi Forrest, Bradford County Manor and several cousins. Funeral services were held September 10 in Eagle Springs, NC with burial in Eagle Springs. A memorial service will be held locally at the Austinville Union Church, September 23. Friends may call from 2-3 with the memorial service to follow at 3. A luncheon will follow the memorial service. –Canton Independent Sentinel
Lycoming Gazette and Bulletin - April 1, 1890
On March 30, 1890, O.H. RANDALL, son of Dr. W.H. Randall of Waterville, PA, aged nearly 9 years. Funeral from residence of O.H. Randall, northeast corner of Packer and Ross Streets, this city, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Internment in Wildwood Cemetery.
Lycoming Gazette and Bulletin - October 25,1897
O.H. RANDALL, Jr. died at his home, corner of Ross and Packer Streets, yesterday morning at 11:20 o’clock. The funeral will take place at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the First Baptist Church. Internment will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Deceased, who was one of the best known men of this section was born in Oxford, Chenango County, NY on November 4,1829, son of Orrin and Esther (Stafford) Randall, Sr., the former a native of Connecticut, and the latter of Vermont. Both families were among the pioneers of Chenango County. Orrin Randall Sr. was a soldier in the War of 1812, and drew a pension from the government. He married Esther Stafford and was engaged in farming in Chenango County, whence they removed to Bradford County, PA. They afterwards went to Missouri, where he took up a soldier’s grant and settled upon it. At the breaking out of the Rebellion, he came to Williamsport, and died at his daughter’s home in Canton, PA in 1863. His wife died in Missouri in 1860. Both were members of the Baptist Church. They reared twelve children. O.H.Randall Jr. spent his early days in Bradford County, PA, and during early manhood worked at shingle making, and afterwards became connected with the lumber business. He worked for Peter Herdic and rafted the boom with him for six years and was connected with the firm of White, Lents, & White for thirty years. In 1854 he settled in Williamsport, where he has since resided and was one of the few surviving lumbermen of the West Branch Valley. In 1863 he enlisted in Company I, 203d PA Vols., and served until the close of the war. He participated in the battles of Fort Fisher and Petersburg and the closing scenes around Richmond. He was a member of Reno Post, GAR, was a Republican in politics and the only office he ever held was that of constable, serving one term. Mr. Randall was married in 1852 to Abigail Case daughter of Abram Case, of Troy, PA and leaves five children: Dr. W.H.; Fannie, wife of Gottlieb Waltz; Josephine, wife of William Waltz; Mary, and George, all of whom reside here. He and his wife were members of the First Baptist Church, in which he held office of trustee. Mr. Randall was the owner of a farm of 200 acres in Clinton County and one of 300 acres in this County.
RENNELLS Edward C. Sr.
Age 75, of Rock Cabin Rd., Montour Falls, NY, and formerly a long time resident of Farmington, ME, died after a brief illness on Wed., July 25, 2007, surrounded by his loving family. Ed was born in Elmira, NY, Oct. 4, 1931, the son of the late James and Helen (Goodwin) Rennells Sr. He retired from the Franklin Memorial Hospital where he was an aide in the Operating Room. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Cora (Sharron) Rennells; son, Edward Jr. and Anita Rennells of Newbury, NH; daughter, Debora Rennells and fiance, Guy Stevenson of Farmington, ME; five grandchildren, and great-grandchild; brother and sister, Elsie (Ted) McCray of Beaver Dams, NY, Dick (Norma) Bannister of Montour Falls, NY; sisters-in-law, Tina Rennells of Breesport, NY, and Florence Rennells of Candor, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Ed was also predeceased by his brothers, James Rennells Sr. and Robert Rennells. In his leisure he enjoyed fishing, camping, gospel singing. Together with his wife, he loved to travel. Family and friends are invited to attend his service on Saturday, July 28, 2007, in the Pine Valley Baptist Church, Watkins Rd., Rt. 14, Pine Valley, NY, at 4:00 p.m. with the Rev. Scott Rogers officiating. A time of fellowship will immediately follow the service in church. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Ed with memorials to King's Kid's Camp, PO Box 68, Dillsburg, PA 17019; or the Pine Valley Baptist Church, PO Box 125, Pine Valley, NY 14872. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/27/2007.
RINKER –BESSIE RITTER, 94 died Wednesday, April 18, 2007, in Manor Care North. She was born July 7, 1912, the daughter of Fred M. and Stella Fuller Rinker. Bessie was the wife of the late Theron B. Ritter. She was an active member of the Bethany Lutheran Church. Bessie was a member of the AARP, local senior citizens groups and was a volunteer for Montoursville Little League. She enjoyed gardening and was very lucky with card games. Bessie’s lineage can be trailed back as far as the Mayflower. She is survived by two sons, Patrick A. (Dorothy) Ritter of Williamsport and James Rinker (Betty) Ritter of Lewisburg; five grandchildren, Michael (Nicole), Christopher (Lisa), Matthew (Stacy), Mark and Mallory (Travis) Zimmerman; two great-granddaughters, Tabatha and Leah Rose; a sister Beatrice; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Bessie’s Life Celebration service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2007, at graveside in Twin Hills Memorial Park with the Rev. J. Jeffrey Zetto, officiating. A visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., “A Life Celebration Home,” 500 W. Fourth St. Procession will be leaving promptly at 11 to the cemetery. Family suggests memorial contributions in Bessie’s memory be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 369 Broad St., Montoursville, PA –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
DENNIS WAYNE ‘DENNY’ ROUPP, 58 of 834 Second St. died Friday September 22, 2006 in Williamsport Hospital. Born in Williamsport April 9, 1948 he is the son of the late Clarence Roupp and Leona Kiper Roupp Neufer who reside with him. Denny and his wife Donna Hamilton Roupp celebrated 38 years of marriage July 6 of this year. Denny was a 1966 graduate of Williamsport High School and was employed as a delivery driver for Advance Auto Parts. He was a Past Commander and current Finance Officer of the Sons of the Legion, Post #1 Williamsport. He enjoyed fishing with his son and granddaughter, playing pocket billiards, playing bingo and Pogo on the computer. Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are his son, Adam J. Roupp and his granddaughter Tasmin Joy Roupp, both of this city, brother, Steven L. Roupp of S. Williamsport, his sisters Connie Shaw of Montgomery, Donna Pletz of Cogan Station, Susan Sullivan of Ft. Pierce, FL, Janice Hamilton of city and step-brother Marvin “Buck” Harris of Cogan Station. Denny was predeceased by his father, Clarence in 1992 and a brother, Charles Roupp and step-father, Clarence “Chuck” Neufer both in 2004 and step-mother, Marvine Roupp in 2005. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Arrangements by Saunders Mortuary. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
ROWE –MARY LOU (ROWE) LOPEZ age 60 of Wartburg, Tennessee died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was born on Dec. 24, 1945, the daughter of the late William Murray Rowe and Dorothy Pauline (Prymer) Rowe. She was formerly of Towanda, Pa. and had recently moved to the East Tennessee area. She had a passion for life and an enduring love for her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Angel Lopez; parents, William Murray Rowe and Dorothy Pauline (Prymer) Rowe; and brother, Gerald Prymer. Mary Lou is survived by her two daughters; Dottie Phillips of Wartburg, and Jennifer Rowe and companion, Scott, of Pennsylvania; sons, Jamie and wife Jen Rowe and Jackie Rowe, all of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Cindi Hawn, Anthony Hawn, Jamie Rowe, Jacob Rowe and Jayce Rowe; sisters, Shirley West, Pat (Donald) Parsons, Sally (Mark) Kinsman, Marie (Chuck) Sutton and Carol (Michael) Pierce; brother Butch Rowe; and numerous other family members and friends. A memorial service will be held in Standing Stone, Pa. at Vesper Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Ulster, PA. –Towanda Daily Review
FRANK R. SAUNDERS, 53 of Medford, Oregon died at 6:00 a.m. on October 12, 2006. He died at home after a long illness. He was the husband of Vernetta Saunders, father of David Saunders and Shannon Miller, grandfather of Araina Mille. Born in Washington, DC he was the son of Calvin and Wilma (Evans) Saunders. He was also brother of Evalyn Meyer and Ralph Saunders, and nephew of Gerald and Joyce Saunders, Canton. Services were held in Medford, Oregon on October 17, 2006. –Canton Independent Sentinel
WILLIAM SAUNDERS SR., 73 of North Las Vegas, NV and a former resident of Grover died on Saturday October 7, 2006 at his home. William “Wayne” Saunders was born on April 18, 1933 in Grover. He was one of eight children born in the family of Frank and Lilly (Bastion) Saunders. After graduation from Canton High School, Wayne made his career in the US Air Force. He honorably served in the Korean and Vietnam wars and retired as Master Sergeant. Wayne then worked as a slot mechanic for the El Cortez Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas until retiring. He was a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association. Surviving are his three sons; Joseph Saunders of San Jose, CA, Paul Saunders of Elmira, NY and William Saunders Jr. of Boston, MA; three step-children, “Buzz” Whitzel of Granite Bay, CA, Doug Whitzel of Phelan, CA and Regina Whitzel of Las Vegas and eighteen grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister and two brothers, Ada Woodward of Florida, Calvin (Wilma) Saunders of Boyertown, PA and Gerald (Joyce) Saunders of Canton; a sister-in-law, Hazel Saunders of Canton and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Wayne was predeceased by his wife, Shirley, a daughter, Doris Saunders, a sister, Jane Terry, a brother, Edward Saunders, also two brothers-in-law, Richard Terry and Carl Woodward. Funeral services were held in Las Vegas. His family suggests memorials in Wayne’s name be directed to the American Cancer Society at 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
SHERWOOD –EVELYN L. ‘EVIE’ YEAGLE age 71 of Heatherbrooke Estates, Muncy, formerly of Liberty, PA died at her home on Saturday, July 7, 2007. She and her husband, Alfred W. Yeagle, had recently celebrated 50 years of marriage this past March 2. Evelyn was born in Nordmont, on March 14, 1936, a daughter of the late John C. and Mary E. (Cox) Sherwood. Evelyn was a 1954 graduate of Hughesville High School. Employed for over 25 years as a secretary and materials manager, she retired in 2002 from the Laurel Health System in Blossburg. She was a member of the Freiden’s Lutheran Church in Liberty, where she was a member of that churches Ladies Aid Society. She is survived by her husband Alfred with whom she lived, two daughters; Debra (Jeffrey) Richter of Lewisberry, PA, and Michele Litzelman (Lance Bombaski) of Blossburg, 5 brothers; Ed Sherwood of Hughesville, Alvin “Jim” Sherwood of Manheim, Roger Sherwood of Muncy, Russell Sherwood and Steven Sherwood, both of Hughesville, two sisters; Barbara L. Henniger of Neffs, and Delores McCormick of Hughesville, one grandson Jared Richter of Arizona, two great grandchildren and also several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Wednesday 2:30 p.m. at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 East Water Street, Hughesville. Burial will be in Gordner’s Lutheran Cemetery, Unityville. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Evelyn’s name to either the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA or the Susquehanna Home Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette 7/9/2007
SMITH –AILEEN VAN FLEET born in Wyalusing, Pa. in 1915, died on April 27, 2007 in Phoenixville, Pa., at the age of 92. She grew up in the Bradford County area and attended Randolph Macon and Elmira College before entering the Trap Hagen Design School in New York City. She worked in boutique fashion design in New York before she married her husband of 63 years, Herman Van Fleet Jr. By all rights, Aileen was way ahead of her time with her sense of free spirit. Her flare for fashion carried over into all kinds of home crafts, but she will be most remembered for her home made cards and her colorful "snappy" sweaters that she designed and hand knit. She spent her life as a devoted and caring wife and mother of four children, and enjoyed close friendships wherever she lived, especially with her life long friends in the Towanda area. Her smile and humor were contagious, and touched all the lives that surrounded her. Aileen and Herman were very active members of Christ Episcopal Church since 1971 when they returned to the Towanda area to live. Aileen most recently had made her home in the Philadelphia area to be near two of her children. She is survived by her two daughters Andrea and Susan, her son Herman III, and three grand children. The memorial service and interment will be private for just the family. –Towanda Daily Review 5/13/2007
DEAN E. SNYDER, SR., 79 of Williamsport, died
on May 13, 2007, at the Williamsport Hospital. He was born September 10, 1927, in Roaring Branch, the son of Clarence and Nettie Campbell Snyder, Sr. Dean retired from the former Anchor Darling Valve after 53 years. He served in the Army Air Corp, was a member of American Legion Post # 1, 40 et 8, was an avid gardener and enjoyed tinkering with cars and camping. He and his wife, the former Marjorie Mumma, would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary June 7, 2007. Surviving besides his wife are three children, Jenni E. Snyder of Northumberland, Diana E. (Thomas) McCue of Waldorf, Maryland and Dean E. (Julie) Snyder, Jr., of Williamsport; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by two sisters, Jean Hannon and Ann Whitman, and two brothers, Clarence Jr., and Leon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with the Rev. Timothy K. Hartzell officiating. Burial will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
STRAIT – Rev. Roger Harrison Strait, 73, of Darling Run Road, Wellsboro, died Friday, July 14, 2006 at home, the result of a farm tractor accident. Family will receive friends and relatives on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church, corner of State and Franklin Street, Lawrenceville. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Following the Memorial Service, the family will also receive friends and relatives, followed by light refreshments. The family will provide flowers. If desired, Memorials may be made in Rev. Strait’s memory to the Calvary United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 237, Lawrenceville, PA 16929, or to the church of your choice. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. – Mansfield Gazette, July 19, 2006, p.6A
TARZIAN – Meredith Marie Tarzian, 32 of Mansfield, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006 at her residence. Meredith was born July 31, 1974 in Latrobe, the daughter of Harry and Donna Burke Tarzian of Rebersburg. Meredith was a 1992 graduate of State College High School, received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Penn State University in 1997 and a teacher education certificate from Lock Haven University in 1999. She student taught in Australia and Bellefonte where she also served as a long-term substitute. Meredith was employed by the Southern Tioga School District since 2004 as an English and Spanish teacher at Mansfield Junior Senior High school. In addition to her parents, Meredith is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry (Jackie) Tarzian of Mass., Patrick (Ann) Tarzian of Florida; sister and brother-in-law, Michaelanne (Al) Boyd of Exton; maternal grandmother, Mary Grace Burke of State College; sister and brother-in-law in spirit, Stacey and Mark Brennan of State College; five nieces and nephews; many friends, students, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call today, Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A time of sharing will be held immediately following the viewing on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A viewing will also be held on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Services, 1034 Benner Pike, State College. A time of sharing will be held immediately following the viewing on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Miss Tarzian Scholarship Fund, Mansfield Junior Senior High School, Mansfield, PA 16933. – Mansfield Gazette, Oct. 4, 2006, p.6A
TOMKINS –RUTH TOMPKINS YOST, 85 of Bellefonte, PA died on Thursday March 2, 2006 following a brief illness. Born November 12, 1919 in Ellenton, Lycoming County, she was the fifth of ten children born to the late Lawrence C. and Violet Nissley Tomkins. Ruth graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1938 and attended Penn State before teaching kindergarten in Arlington and Devon, Pennsylvania. She and her husband, Lewis Yost shared 57 years of happiness before his death in 1999. Serving God and loving children was the center of Ruth’s life. Child Evangelism Fellowship was a life-long interest and she taught for the organization in Malvern, PA, Malawi, Africa and her own church, the First Baptist Church of Bellefonte. She also served many years as a Sunday school teacher. For the past 25 years she volunteered for Monday morning Bible Study in local nursing homes and was named 2001 Volunteer of the year for her efforts. She served 40 years with Cub Scouts including organizing Pack 67 in Charleston and Pack 370 in Bellefonte. She earned the Wood Badge and was presented the Silver Beaver Award for her years of service. She and her husband were also awarded the Boy Scouts of America Good Scout Award and the Bellefonte Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award. Ruth created a loving home for her husband, five children and five foster children. Surviving are daughters, Mary (George Chernesky), Madiera Beach, FL and Susan (Leroy Straley) Bellefonte; sons, James Yost (Doris), Snowshoe and John Yost (Lisa), Potters Mills; seven grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and five foster children. She is also survived by three sisters and brothers-in-law; Miriam (John White) Los Altos, CA; Martha (Duane Bohlayer), New Holland and Lois (John Moore), South Montrose. An adult son, William died while in the Peace Corps. She is also predeceased by brothers, John, David and Paul Tomkins; sisters, Esther Tomkins, Mary Fuchs and Eunice Bohlayer. A Life Celebration was held in the first Baptist Church of Bellefonte on March 6, 2006. –Canton Independent Sentinel
TOMASSO –ANN CAROLINE TOMASSO DESISTI died peacefully on Thursday, June 28, 2007, at home, surrounded by her loved ones. Born on Jan. 2, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Domenica (Minnie) Cocco Tomasso. Ann was born in Waverly, N.Y., and graduated from Sayre High School in 1938. She then graduated from Elmira Business School. Ann worked in Washington, DC for the Canadian Embassy and at the Tioga General Hospital during the war years. She was married to the late Michael J. DeSisti in Hamilton, N.Y., on April 3, 1943. In her younger years, Ann enjoyed playing golf, shopping for all of her children and grandchildren, and traveling. She was a wonderful cook and a great hostess. She loved to keep track of the adventures of her grandchildren and especially enjoyed watching the exploits of her great-grandchildren. Ann was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 64 years, Michael J. DeSisti; her daughter and son-in-law, Carol DeSisti Keeffe and David Keeffe; and her sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte Tomasso Wilcox and Gerald Wilcox. Ann is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Stevens of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; her daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Thomas Witmer of Sayre, Pa.; her granddaughters; Melissa Keeffe and her husband, Matthew Jones, Leah Witmer, Kali Witmer and Maggie Witmer, all of Sayre; and her grandson, David Michael Keeffe of New York City. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Caroline Keeffe-Jones and Parker Keeffe-Jones. Ann is also survived by her sister, Lena Daugherty of Sayre; her sister and her husband, Virginia and Jim Collis of Brookings, Ore.; her brother and his wife, Louie and Rita Tomasso of Waverly; and many special nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind a special friend, Winnie Perry of Sayre. Per her request, there will be no calling hours. There will be a private burial at a later date in St. James Cemetery, Waverly. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Sayre UNICO to the attention of Mario Conte of 206 Allison St., Sayre, Pa. or Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 6/30/2007
TOMB – Paul F. Tomb, 75, of Elkland, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006 in Marion Community Hospital, Carbondale. Born March 5, 1931 in Harrison Valley, he was the son of Francis and Lucy tomb. He was married to the former Louise Manning who survives. Mr. Tomb served in the military, was a retired truck driver; and member of Abundant Life Fellowship Church. Surviving besides his wife, are two sons, Paul F. Tomb Jr. of Elkland, James Tomb of Eloise, Fla.; four brothers, Glen, Mike, Erving, Alfred Tomb; several grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and stepchildren. He was predeceased by daughter, Janie Tomb. Friends called at Abundant Life Church of Knoxville on Nov. 11 followed by a memorial service with the Rev. Terry Spencer officiating. – Mansfield Gazette, Nov. 15, 2006, p.6A
TRACY –JOSEPHINE T. MOSER of Wellsburg, N.Y., died peacefully Jan. 8, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 85. She was born July 12, 1920, in Springfield Township, Pa., the daughter of the late Harry and Altheda (Rice) Tracy. Her sisters Ida Jeanne Ford, Loretta Fay and Elsie Nichols also preceded Josephine in death. Her survivors include her loving husband of 59 years, Alvin L. Moser of Wellsburg; her beloved daughter, Carol J. Moser of Wellsburg; her sister Mara Wolfe of Wetona, Pa.; along with several nieces, nephews and many friends. She retired from Rosenbaum's in 1988 after 40-plus years of dedicated service in the business office. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y., from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Funeral services honoring her life will be held at 3 p.m., following the visitation. The Rev. Nettie Treat will celebrate Josephine's services. Interment will take place in the Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, N.Y., at a time convenient for her family.
TREAT – Wilbur S. Treat, Sr., 69, of Westfield, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, Sept. 27, 2006, p.6A
TURNER – H. Philip Turner, 71, of Gillett, died at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre on Saturday, May 27, 2006. Philip was born in Canton on April 4, 1935, a son of Leslie O. and Bessie Snyder Turner. He retired from Corning Inc., Corning, NY, where he was a security guard for over 30 years. His favorite pastime was traveling. Philip is survived by a son, Brian Turner of Milton; daughter and son-in-law, Darcy (Charles) Hamm of Raleigh, NC; two brothers, Hervert Turner of Winter Park. Fla., Leslie O. Turner, Jr. of Canton; two sisters, Sarah Pidcoe of Williamsport, Audrey Thomas of Sylvania; sister-in-law, Gertrude Turner of Canton; special companion, Jacqueline Farr McMann of Gillett; several nieces and nephews. Philip was preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters. Family and friends were invited to call on Tuesday, May 30 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. Funeral services were held immediately following the visitation at the funeral home with the Rev. Rick Price officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ridgebury Ambulance Association, Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA 16925. – Mansfield Gazette, 31 May 2006, p.6A
ARTHUR EMERY TYLER age 75 of Port Orange, FL died May 10, 2003 at Daytona Health and Rehab Center, Daytona Beach, FL. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired truck driver. He came here in 1982 from Elmira, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Elsie, in 1995. He is survived by two sons, Arthur Tyler, Jr. and Walter Tyler, both of Daytona Beach; five daughters, Machele Govern, Port Orange, FL, Roxanne Tyler of Venice, FL, Althea Keeney, Millerton, PA, Rose Mary Dennison of Elmira, NY; Elsie Mae Taylor of Elmira, NY; two sisters, Myrtle Herrick, Elmira, NY and Dorothy Parsons, Chillicotah, Ohio; two brothers, Ray Tyler, Mosherville, PA and Victor Tyler of Elmira, NY; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 13, 2003 at Daytona Memorial Funeral Home, 1425 Bellevue Ave., Daytona Beach, FL, from 10 to 11 a.m. with services at 11 a.m. Military Honors to follow in Daytona Memorial Gardens. –Towanda Daily Review
VANNOY – William E. VanNoy, 64, of Mansfield, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006 at home. He was born Nov. 13, 1941 in Elmira, NY, the son of Raymond and Henrietta Bohlayer VanNoy. Bill was a United States Navy veteran and a member of the Morris Run American Legion. In addition to his mother of Wellsboro, he is survived by a son, Scott of Bristol, Tenn.; daughter, Paige Baker of Blountville, Tenn.; brother, Byron of Covington; two sisters, Linda Thomas of Hornell, NY, Judy VanNoy of Lewisburg; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father in 1995. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Mansfield with Rev. Richard Berg officiating. – Mansfield Gazette, Oct. 11, 2006, p.6A
VINE John J.
Age 84 of Horseheads, NY, died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. John was born on June 14, 1923 in Watertown, NY, son of the late John A. and Leta (Pendell) Vine. John served our country in the United States Navy during WWII. He retired from Bendix after many years of service and was a long time member of the American Legion Post #154 in Elmira Heights. He was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church. John was a Yankee fan, loved fishing, hunting, sitting on the porch watching for the hummingbirds to arrive. John appreciated the love and concern of his neighbors on Valley Ave., along with his close friends from bible study. Survivors include his daughter, Cynthia "Lori" (Clifford) Pierce of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren, Michelle and Michael Barrett, both of Elmira Heights, NY; great-grandchildren, Levi and Brynne Hatch, both of Elmira Heights; brother, Robert "Bob" (Sandra) Vine of Watertown, NY; several nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his wife, Alberta (Houck) Vine in 2003 after 54 years of marriage; also predeceased by his sisters, Gwendolyn E. Pledger and Doris McNamara; brother, Grant A. Vine. Family and friends are invited to a graveside memorial service on Saturday, July 28, 2007, at 3 p.m. in Tyrone Union Cemetery in Dundee, NY, with full Military Honors. (Note: Tyrone Union Cemetery is in Tryone - It is NOT in Dundee JMT)
JERRY R. WARNER age 59 of McDonough, Ga., died Thursday, July 5, 2007. He was born in New York. He was an avid woodworker and gardener and enjoyed camping and listening to jazz music. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Raymond Warner. Mr. Warner is survived by his wife, Janis D. Warner of McDonough, Ga.; stepsons Jason (Monica) Adams of Powhatan, Va., and Shane (Amy) Adams of Frisco, Texas; stepdaughter Shelly Adams (Fiance Charles Flauding) of Anna, Texas; eight grandchildren; his mother, Jean (Kruger) Warner, his brother, David (Sharon) Warner, and his sister, Martha (Gary) Wolfe, all of Sayre, Pa.; and his mother- in-law, Phyllis Miller. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 9, at The Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 2580 Highway 42N. McDonough. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 7/7/2007
WATSON –BETTE J. WATSON FELT, 78 of formerly of Sayre now residing in Arcadia, Fla., died Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at the Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, Fla. Born Oct. 2, 1928 in LeRaysville, Pa., the daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Goodenow Watson. Bette was active in the Athens United Methodist Church for many years. She and her husband Andrew were co-founders of the free Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Church. She also prepared and served several other meals for the church. Bette loved to travel and enjoyed being with her family. She was a graduate of Athens High School, class of 1946. She was a 30 year member of the Athens Lioness Club. Bette was predeceased by her sister Helen Damon. Survivors include: Her husband of 57 years Andrew at home; her children David and Bonnie Felt, Diane and Raymond Nobles, Douglas and Linda Felt, Darren and Teresa Felt, and Donna and Terry Dixon. Her grandchildren; Kyle Felt, Brian and Lauren Felt, Colin and Nina Felt, Mark Nobles, Andrea Murelle, Amber Felt, Jason and Jessalyn Felt, and Nicole and Hanna Dixon; her great-granddaughter Morgan Marie Felt. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home on Friday, May 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Sayre - Athens Lioness will have a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Jack Felt officiating and the Rev. Martin Bovee co-officiating. Flowers will be provided by the family. The family requests that contributions in Bette's name be made to the Sayre-Athens Lioness Club, 411 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa. 18840 or to the charity of one's choice. –Towanda Daily Review 5/24/2007
WESSON – Janet Catherine Wesson McCornick, 73, of Tioga died Monday, Sept. 11, 2006 at the Solders & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. She was the wife of the late Donald McCormick who died in 1996. Janet was born Sept. 27, 1932, the daughter of Norman O. and Katherine Dockham Wesson. She was a registered nurse working in the obstetric department at St. Jude’s Hospital in California and retired from Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Janet was a member of a nurses association; her favorite pastimes were gardening, cross stitching, and cooking. Janet is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Donald S. and Cynthia McCormick of Tioga, James B. and Robert D. McCormick of Moreno Valley, Calif.; two grandchildren, Christopher Scott McCormick, Lauren Ann McCormick; great granddaughter, Keira Jasmine McCormick; brother, David G. Wesson ot Tioga; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Judith Ann Campbell of Elkland, Marjorie and James Graham of Florida. A brother, James Wesson and a sister, Jane Wesson preceded her in death. In keeping with Janet’s wishes there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield is assisting the family with arrangements. – Mansfield Gazette, Sept. 13, 2006, p.6A
WICKS –MARIAN B. PLANK, 89, died, Thursday, June 7, 2007, at Sycamore Manor where she was a resident for 10 years. She was born April 11, 1918, in Barbours, a daughter of John and Ida Jacoby Wicks. Marian was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She had worked to the age of 70 at Weldon’s as a seamstress. Marian is survived by two daughters, Janice Mitchelltree of Trout Run and Marsha Plank-Flannelly of Lynn, MA; two sons, Martin “Jack” (Nancy) Reynolds and Charles Reynolds, both of Williamsport; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Michael Plank. Relatives and friends are invited to Marian’s Life Celebration with a visitation Sunday from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Maneval Funeral Home, “A Life Celebration Home,” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Services will follow on Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Grove officiating. Burial will be in the Barbours Cemetery. Family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 201 Market St., South Williamsport, PA. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
WILLIAMS –RUTH W. BAKER age 76 of Laporte, Pa. died on Thursday, June 28, 2007 at her home. She was born on Sept. 22, 1930, in Tamaqua, Pa., a daughter of the late Edgar G. and Stella (Becker) Williams. On Dec. 21, 1963, Ruth married James M. Baker in Tamaqua. Her husband preceded her in death in June 1977. In 1968, she and her husband began enjoying their time spent at Camp 95. She relocated to Sullivan County in 1982. Prior to her retirement Ruth was employed as a registered nurse at Dar-Way Nursing Home, in Estella, Pa. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Towanda. She was an active volunteer for the American Red Cross Bloodmobile; her other memberships included: Area Agency on Aging; AARP; Sullivan County Historical Society; Towanda Chapter No. 76 Order of the Eastern Star (formerly a member of Canton Chapter); Children Seashore House Organization; Jaycee-Ettes; Atlantic City Country Club; and Longport Mothers Holiday Club. She had helped with the Miss America Pageant as a chaperone. She enjoyed her time spent traveling, being in the outdoors and snowmobiling, and especially her time spent doing volunteer work. She is survived by her children: Stephen (Wendy) Siracusa of Appleton, Wis., Joan Siracusa of Philadelphia, Donna (John) Howe of Painted Post, N.Y., Carol (Dan) Rick of Denver, Colo., Daniel (Joann) Siracusa of Appleton, Wis., and James M. Jr. (Florence) Baker of Williamsport, Pa.; by six grandchildren; and by one niece and one nephew. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald. Friends and family are invited to call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at McHenry Funeral Home, with Mother Trula Hollywood officiating. Interment will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford-Sullivan County Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. in memory of Ruth W. Baker. –Towanda Daily Review 6/30/2007
WILSON – Glenda Sue Wilson, 45, of Wellsboro, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006. She was born March 14, 1961 in North Tonawanda, NY; a daughter of the late Glenn F. and Eleanor McNaughton Wilson. Glenda attended the Elkland Area High School, Elkland. She was a long-time resident of the Wellsboro area. Glenda is survived by her loving fiancé’, William Viehmeyer of Wellsboro; two daughters, Amy Lynne Schoener of Elmira Heights, NY, Katrina Marie Italiano of Ellentown, Fla.; twin granddaughters, Kelcie Taylor Jones and Kiandra Beverly Jones, both of Elkland; brother, Roger Wilson of Elkland, Mark (Jayme) Wilson of Evansville, Ind.; sisters, Linda Moore and Lee Horch of Elkland, Joan (Joe) Italiano of Palmerton, Fla., Rhonda (Joe) Orchowski of Elkland, Beth (Daryl) Bean of Angola, NY; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Donald Wilson and a sister, Marjorie Millward. There will be no services as this was at Glenda’s request. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, Sept. 27, 2006, p.6A
WOOD – Christopher A. Wood, 27, of Columbia Crossroads, died unexpectedly Friday, July 28, 2006. Christopher was the husband of Maria N. Cerrone Wood. He was born Jan. 21, 1979 in Wellsboro, a son of Carol Wood Gernert of Troy. Christopher was employed by Mansfield Crane Service as a truck driver. He was a loving father, enjoyed the outdoors, four-wheeling, hunting, and his horses. Chris is survived by his wife, Maria; a son, Christopher Wood, Jr.; a daughter, Kylie Leann Wood, both at home; his mother, Carol Wood Gernert of Troy; a brother, William “B.J.” Wood also of Troy; a sister, Linzi Orr of Columbia Crossroads; a maternal grandfather, Paul Wood of Roseville; a maternal grandmother, Jeanne (Jim) Crawford of New Albany; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Family and friends were invited to call Monday, July 31 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. A memorial service was held immediately following the visitation at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. – Mansfield Gazette, Aug. 8, 2006, p.6A
WYGRALA –MRS. SHARON KAY WYGRALA FRANKLIN age 57 of RR 2, Box 2435, Laceyville, Pa. passed from her earthly home, into heavenly paradise, on Sunday evening, June 17, 2007. Sharon was born at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Meshoppen, Pa., on Nov. 2, 1949, the daughter of Marion Stone Wygrala of Lacey Street, Laceyville, and the late Walter P. Wygrala, who died in 1981. Sharon was a graduate of the Wyalusing Valley High School, class of 1967 After graduation she worked briefly for Welles Mill Co. It was during her employment at Welles Mill that she met her future husband and best friend, Eugene (Gene) C. Franklin. Sharon and Gene were married on July 12, 1969. During this period she changed places of employment and began her banking career at the Grange National Bank of Wyoming County. During her career she saw many changes at the bank, including the merger with First Liberty Bank and Trust. Her career ended with the merger as did her position as head bookkeeper, and she started her second career, helping her husband at Franklin Farm Service, where she served customers and managed the bookkeeping. Sharon was a very active member of the Braintrim Baptist Church, in Laceyville, where she was baptized. She served on many committees during her adult years as a congregate. She also helped with Bible school and was also an auditor. Sharon and Gene were also members of the Laceyville Business Association, helping with the annual Community Days. In addition to her husband and mother, Sharon is survived by her loving son and his fiancée, Mark Franklin and Mindy Gunton of Laceyville, and her grandchildren, MacKenzie Ann Franklin and Brandon Michael Franklin of Laceyville. She is also survived by her brother and his wife, Dennis and Bea Wygrala of Laceyville; a dear aunt, Gertie Caswell of Laceyville; two cousins, and their wives, Gary and Carol Farr of Green Bay, Wis., and Dale and Cindy Farr of Laceyville; as well as many friends. Sharon will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister. Her greatest moments were shared with her husband and family, most notably her granddaughter, with whom she spent countless hours being the best grandmother. Sharon had beautiful flowerbeds, as well as her warm and friendly home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with the Rev. Thomas Davis of the Braintrim Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to either the Southern Care Hospice, 851 Commerce Blvd., Suite 101-102, Dickson City, Pa. or to the Laceyville Library, PO Box 68, Laceyville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 6/19/2007
LESLIE ‘BUTCH’ YODER JR. age 51 of Arnot, died on Sunday, July 1, 2007 in Williamsport. Les was born on June 27, 1956 in Blossburg, a son of Leslie and Joan (Watkins) Yoder Sr. of Arnot. He was married to Janet (Skiro) Yoder. Les was employed by UPS. He was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church in Blossburg and the No Land Hunting Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and his family, which meant everything to him. In addition to his parents and his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jessica Yoder and fiance Peter Grohmann of Milford; a son, Leslie Yoder III and wife, Denise with granddaughter Carly on the way, of Williamsport; a son, Luke Yoder of Arnot; a daughter, Janae Yoder of Arnot; a goddaughter, Jennifer Lewis of Blossburg; three brothers, Rick and Lonnie Yoder of Arnot, Lennie and wife Mandy Yoder of Liberty; two sisters, Sonja and husband William Yeager of Wellsboro, and Brenda and husband Herb Gerow of Arnot. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 6, at 10 a.m. at St. Marys Catholic Church in Blossburg. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette 7/3/2007
YODER – Theresa “Teri-Ann” Yoder, 32, of Mansfield, died Sunday,
Aug. 13, 2006 in Geisinger Medial Center, Danville. She was born July 30,
1974 in Williamsport. She was the daughter of Terry Ray and Beverly Gernert
Yoder. Teri-Ann graduated from the New Covenant Christian Academy in 1994
and attended the Church of the New Covenant. She was employed by Partners
in Progress. Teri-Ann was a member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, the
Arnot Sportsmen’s Club, and enjoyed playing the piano, swimming, Special
Olympics, and her cell phone. Teri-Ann is survived by her parents of Mansfield;
paternal grandparents, Arnold and Jane Yoder of Florida; maternal grandmother,
Wanita Gernert of Troy; paternal uncles and aunts, Mike and Mindy Yoder
of Mansfield, William and Kathy Yoder of Florida, Greg and Julie Yoder
of Liverpool, NY; maternal uncles and aunts, Kenneth and Carolyn Gernert
of Troy, Norma and Paul Bellows of Canton, William and Carol Gernert of
Columbia Crossroads; numerous cousins. She is also survived by her extended
family of 41 First St., Mansfield; godmother, Sandra Alexander; godsister,
Lynn Spencer Waite; and godbrother, Kenneth Alexander. Family and friends
are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to
1 p.m. at the Church of the New Covenant, Extension St., Mansfield. A memorial
service will be held immediately following the visitation at 1 p.m. at
the church on Saturday with Pastor Kevin Garman officiating. Memorial contributions
may be made in Teri-Ann’s name to Martha Lloyd Services, 41 First Street,
Mansfield, PA 16933. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory
and Monuments, PC, Mansfield, PA is assisting the family with arrangements.
– Mansfield Gazette, Aug. 16, 2006, p.6A