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MINARD OLAN PACKARD, Jersey Shore – Minard “Mike” Olan Packard, 71 of 9526 Route 220 South Highway died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000 in a tractor accident.  He and his wife, the former Sally Ann Michael observed their 50th wedding anniversary May 6.  He was an inspector for Textron for 30 years and retired in 1989.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.  Born May 27, 1929 in Piatt Township, he was a son of John Alvin and Margaret Matilda Miller Packard.  Surviving, besides his wife are a son, Minard Olan III of Jersey Shore; a brother, John Alvin of Muncy and four sisters, Louise Potter, Betty Sweeney and Delpha English, all of Jersey Shore and Margaret Walker of Arizona.  He was preceded in death by a brother, James L. in 1970.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church, 315 Thompson St. with Rev. Jeffrey Howell, his pastor officiating.  Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Rearick’s, 1002 Allegheny St. and from 10 a.m. until the service in the church Tuesday.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

PAGE –MARJORIE P. LEGGETT, 72, Winter Park, FL formerly of Troy, died April 18, 2001.  She graduated from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, Elmira, NY.  At one time she operated a nursing home in Troy with Pauline Cleveland.  Her husband, Arthur Leggett and family moved to Florida in 1955.  She was supervisor of obstetrics at Winter Park Hospital until 1983 when she suffered a massive stroke.  Surviving are her sons; Michael and Mark; daughter, Laurie and five grandchildren; sisters, Betty Brandford, DeBary, FL; Evelyn Stone, Troy; brother, George Page, Jr., Springfield.  She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur; daughter, Diane; parents, George and Hazel Page; sister, Roberta Vineski.  Burial was in Winter Park, FL.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LEON PALMER – Word has been received of the death of Leon Palmer of Lexington, KY on August 1, 1995.  Born in January of 1910 on a farm in LeRoy Township, Leon was the son of Fred and May Holcomb Palmer.  After graduating from Canton High School and attending Mansfield College he left the area about 60 years ago and spent most of his working life improving IBM’s electric typewriter for which he received many patents.  He is survived by his wife, Florence, one daughter and two sons; also a sister, Rose Miller, Vernon Center, NY.  He was predeceased by his older sister, Gertrude Kelley, Hillcrest Apts., Troy a few years ago.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

PALMER –SHIRLEY P. BUCHLA, 69, RR 2, Thompson, PA died on Saturday, November 9, 1996 at the Barnes Kasson County Hospital, Susquehanna, PA after an illness.  She was born on February 4, 1927 in Columbia Cross Roads, PA the daughter of the late Grant and Laura (Howland) Paler.  Shirley was a graduate of Mansfield University with a degree in music education.  She was a vocal music teacher at Susquehanna Community High School for 34 years before her retirement in 1989.  She was choir director of the Thompson United Methodist Church.  Shirley was a member of the Thompson United Methodist Church and its Women’s Society, Delta Kappa Gamma, Susquehanna County Chapter, Monday club and Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lorie and Mark Fallon, Thompson, PA; grandchildren, Amanda and Kirk Fallon; a sister, Alice Hall, Columbia Cross Roads; a niece and great-nephews, Debra Constantopoulos and Alex and Damion Constantopoulos, all of Woodbridge, VA.  She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Buchla in 1982.  Funeral services were held November 13 at the Thompson United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Soller officiating and burial to be in Thompson Cemetery.  Arrangements were by Hennessey’s Funeral Home in Susquehanna.  –Towanda Daily Review

VIRGINIA M. PALMER died February 8, 2007.  She moved from Canton to Washington, DC in 1942 and worked for Child’s Restaurant, then moved to Landover Hills, MD, where she did typing for Mr. Gebhart, worked five years for Dr. Chandler and 17 years for Kiplinger Washington Editors.  In 1973 she moved to Charlestown, WVA and sold her home and moved with her daughter, Julie to Bel Air, MD.  After the death of her son, Errol she and Julie moved to Spotsylvania, VA.  She was active in the Landover Hills Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, was church hostess and held other offices.  Ms. Palmer traveled through the U.S. three times, Canada and Mexico.  She also made three tours through Europe and camped in Maine, NY and Florida.  She enjoyed social gatherings and had many life long friends.  She took part in sewing, quilting, live theatre, current events, politics and was an avid reader of newspapers and many, many books.  She kept a daily journal for years which she later destroyed.  Surviving are her children, Marilyn Roussey, Bel Air, MD; Lt. Col. Rodric A. Storrs, Ph.D., Oxford, MS; Janice Hughes, Bel Air, MD; Julie Phillips, Spotsylvania, VA; her special grandchildren, Mark and Diane Roussey, Rodric Jr. and Ruskin Storrs, Jennefer, Jill and Scott Jarvis, John McCarthy and Jason and Errol Phillips; fourteen great-grandchildren and four cousins.  She was predeceased by her mother and father, Ethel and Roy Palmer; sister, Doris Holcombe and beloved son, Sgt. Errol Robert Storrs.  Burial was near her mother and father in Park Cemetery, Canton as she requested.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 2/15/2007

ELMER W. PARRISH, 73 of Route 1, Umatilla, Fla. died Monday evening, April 6, 1987 at the Waterman Medical Center in Eustis, Fla.  He was born May 25, 1913 in Wheelerville, Sullivan County, son of the late Harvey and Clara Coats Parrish.  Until his retirement he was employed as a maintenance employee of the Williamsport Area Community College.  His firs wife, Alice M. Battin Parrish died in 1975.  He then moved to Florida where he made his residence and remarried.  Surviving is his wife, Crystal Shepherd Parrish at home; three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Glenda) Bedford of Tunkhannock RD 3, Mrs. Jack (Diann) Moore and Mrs. Avery (Lorna) Castle, both of Canton RD 1; three sons, Atwood of Monroeton RD 1, Royden E. of Forksville RD 1 and Phillip J. of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; two brothers, Gordon of Bentley Creek and Lloyd of Beaver Falls, N.Y.; sister,  Mrs. Mildred Folkrod of Bentley Cree; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  The funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, Pastor of the Assembly of God Church of Towanda officiating.  Friends may call at McHenry’s in Dushore on Friday from 7-9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Elkland Friend’s Cemetery, Elkland Twp.)

THE REVEREND WILLIAM A. PATTERSON, 64, minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy died July 31, 2003.  Rev. Patterson received his Master of Divinity degree in 1975 from Princeton Theological Seminary located in Princeton, NJ and completed undergraduate studies at the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH.  Post graduate course work took place at Princeton, Pittsburgh, McCormick and Moravian Seminaries.  Further graduate studies took place at the University of South Carolina.  Prior to his tenure at Troy, Rev. Patterson served Presbyterian Churches in Nanticoke and Shickshinny, PA, also Vernon, NY.  Rev. Patterson was the Stated Clerk of Presbytery of Lackawanna and functioned as an ex-officio member and secretary of numerous Presbytery committees.  He also served as the Treasurer of the Troy Area Christian Council and was active with the Troy Ministerium.  As a minister with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) he contributed his presence and skills to many organizations within the church.  As a young man, he was actively involved in the DeMolay and Occidental Lodge F&AM #766 in Buffalo.  As an adult Rev. Patterson continued his membership in service organizations and belonged to Masonic Chapters located in Buffalo and Vernon, NY and in Wilkes-Barre and Troy.  He was active as the Chaplain for the Irem Temple Shrine in Wilkes-Barre and he was also a member of the Drill Corps.  He was the treasurer of the Troy Rotary.  An avid reader and a devoted historian, Rev. Patterson served in the capacities of President and Vice President of the Luzerne County Library System for six years.  He was predeceased by his parents, John Patterson, Esq. and Beth Patterson, Buffalo, NY.  The funeral service was held August 6 at the First Presbyterian Church.  A Masonic Rite was held prior to the service.  Memorial contributions may be sent to the Vice President for Seminary Relations Princeton Theological Seminary, P.O. Box 821, Princeton, NJ or the First Presbyterian Church, 121 W. Main St., Troy, PA.  Please make all contributions in memory of the Rev. William A. Patterson.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Troy, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

PAULHAMUS –BEULAH F. ROUPP – Trout Run - 87 of 19 Cowhide Lane died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000 at home.  Her husband, Donald L. Roupp died in 1960.  She lived in White Pine for the past 20 years, prior to that she lived in Jersey shore, Saladasburg and Antes Fort.  She was retired from the Jersey Shore Hospital kitchen staff.  Born Dec. 8, 1912 in Saladasburg, she was a daughter of Anson and Alma Williamson Paulhamus.  Surviving are four sons, Donald A. of Beaver Dams, Carl P. of Cogan Station, David B. of Lock Haven and Steven H. of Jersey Shore; four daughters, Dorothy M. Confer of Montgomery, Jean I. Willits of Antes For, Eileen W. Brown of White Pine and Betty J. Brown of Punxsutawaney; 38 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Bruce Paulhamus of Boone, Iowa and a sister, Jean O’Dell of Hillsboro, Ore.  She was preceded in death by a son, Torrence V. Roupp in 1999.  The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rearick-Carpenter’s, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore with the Rev. Michael A. Guisewhite of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating.  Friends may call from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Quggle-Roupp Cemetery (Beech Hill Cemetery), Cogan House.  The family will provide the flowers.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

DANIEL EDGAR PECKHAM, 70, Rockville, MD a retired Navy commander who piloted P-3 reconnaissance aircraft died May 22, 2003 at Montgomery General Hospital.  Born in Canton he grew up in Troy, the son of Jim and Irene Peckham.  He was a graduate of Troy high School.  Cmdr. Peckham was a 1955 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and flew military surveillance missions during the Cuban Missile crisis.  His final tour of duty was a depot liaison officer at the Naval Air Systems Command.  He retired from the military in 1977.  He and his family settled in Rockville, MD.  After his military career, Mr. Peckham worked as an engineer in a civilian capacity for the Naval Air Systems Command until his second retirement in 1995.  He was an active member of Oakdale Emory Methodist Church, Olney, MD and the U.S. Naval Academy Association.  Surviving are: his current wife, Doris Daniels Peckham; children from his first marriage; Donna P. Watson, Purcellville, VA, Amy Y. Rubino, Annapolis, MD and Michael S. Peckham, Germantown, MD; brother, James S. Peckham, Mechanicsburg and three step-grandchildren.  Burial was in Maryland.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

JAMES E. PECKHAM, 87 of Camp Hill, Pa. formerly of Troy died March 6, 1990 in Camp Hill.  He was born Aug. 12, 1902 in Columbia Cross Roads, the son of Clarence and Alida Owen Peckham.  For ten years he owned and operated Brookside Farm which was later sold to Eighmey Buick and Edgewood Dairy.  He retired from the First National Bank in Troy as a vice president in 1969.  After retirement he operated an H&R Block Income Service in Troy for many years.  For 56 years he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and was a charter member and past president of Troy Lions Club.  He was a member and past master of Trojan Masonic Lodge F and AM No. 306, twice a past high priest (1932-1982) of the Troy Royal Arch Chapter no. 162 and a 32nd degree member of the Williamsport Consitory.  He was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Troy and served as an elder and clerk of the session for 37 years.  Surviving are two sons; Daniel E. Peckham of Rockville, Md. and James S. Peckham of Mechanicsburg, Pa. and five grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Irene Stacey Peckham on Nov. 10, 1989.  The funeral service will be held Friday, March 9 at the Pine Street Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg.  Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church of Troy.  –Towanda Daily Review

MR. PAUL R. PELTON, 64 of Hilltop Apartments, Roosevelt Street, Edwardsville died Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 21, 2003 at his residence following a lengthy illness.  Born in LeRaysville, he was a son of the late Wesley H. and Edith J. (Coss) Pelton.  He was formerly employed by Sordoni-Sterling Farms for 18 years.  He and his wife, the former Karen M. Wandall, celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary on June 29, 2002.  He was predeceased by a sister, Edith Kithcart.  Surviving in addition to his wife, Karen at home are sons; Paul William of Towanda, Christopher of Hunlock Creek and Steven of Edwardsville; daughters, Holly Cragle of Shickshinny and Tammy Jo Pelton at home; brothers, Wesley of Pottsville, Marvin of Camp Hill and Edward of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Leona Beatty of Spencer, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Interment was private and at the convenience of the family.  Memorial funeral services will take place  on Friday at 7 p.m. at the John V. Morris Funeral Home, 625 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. with the Rev. James Howell, pastor of North Moreland Baptist Church, Centermoreland officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review

JEREMY M. PERRY, 14 of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1993.  He was a freshman at Troy High School and enjoyed alls sports, baseball being his favorite.  Jeremy is survived by his parents, John and Geraldine Perry; a brother, John Joseph Perry, III at home; half-sister, Beth Borger of Horseheads; maternal grandmother, Laura Lee Maciejewski of Phoenix, Ariz.; paternal grandmother, Winifred Perry of Horseheads; two uncles, one aunt, one niece and three cousins.  A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 1993 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.  Memorials may be made to Missing Children, 410 Ware Blvd, Suite 400, Tampa, Fla.  –Towanda Daily Review

VESTA PERRY age 97 of Towanda died Sunday afternoon, March 21, 1993 at the Laporte United Methodist Home, Laporte.  Vesta was the daughter of French S. and Mary Burke Perry and was born in Wilmot Township on April 17, 1895 where she resided most of her life, having taught school in the area.  Later in life she and her sister also two brothers moved to Towanda.  She was predeceased by her brothers, Anthony and Norman, also by her sister, Adelia.  While residing in Towanda she was a member of the SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 25 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Basil’s Church, Dushore.  The Rev. Patrick McLaughlin will be celebrant.  There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

IRVIN JOHN ‘NICK’ PETERS, 89 of Ulster RR 1, Ghent, Sheshequin Township died Friday afternoon, Aug. 16, 1991 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born July 24, 1902 in North Andover, Mass., he was a son of the late Jerome and Catherine LeClair Peters.  Mr. Peters was a graduate of Oswego State Normal School and continued his education at New York University and Cornell University.  He served as industrial arts instructor at Locust Valle, Long Island, N.Y. High School for many years and later served as assistant principal there until his retirement in 1968.  In 1973 Mr. Peters and his wife, Catherine Burke Peters moved to Ghent to make their home.  He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Ulster and the Holy Name Society of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda, Knights of Columbus, New York State Retired Teachers Association, Old Grove Nature Club, Ulster and was a charter member of the Exempt Fireman of Locust Valley, L.I., N.Y. Fire Department having served for 25 years in the Police Unit.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Catherine Burke Peters at home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa and Douglas Edwards of Trumbull, Conn.; Sheeila and Edwin Kraus of Ulster RR (Ghent), Catherine and Barry Gates of Whitesboro, N.Y.; daughter, Sister Sean Cathleen Peters, CSJ of St. Louis, Mo.; eight granddaughters; five grandsons; four great-grandsons; a brother, Leo Peters of Dexter, Maine; two sisters, Louise Bryson of Eugene, Oregon and Catherine Holmes of West Roxbury, Mass.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Aug. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, Ulster.  Interment services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at St. Peters Cemetery in Oswego, N.Y.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to St. Agnes School, 106 Third St., Towanda, Pa. or to the Mother Memorial Library, Ulster, Pa. in memory of Mr. Peters.  –Towanda Daily Review

RAYMOND E. PETERS, 63 of Dawn Lane, Honey Brook, PA died on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia after a brief illness.  He was the husband of Maxine Rockwell Peters with whom he shared 44 years of marriage.  Born in Coatesville, PA he was the son of the late Norman F. and Elizabeth King Peters.  He was a 1958 graduate of Canton High School and was employed by the Brandywine Machine Company, Downingtown, PA for seventeen and one-half years.  He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Honey Brook.  He is survived by his wife Maxine Rockwell Peters, daughter Lorie E. Gushiness, wife of Randy Gushanas of Honey Brook; son, Raymond E. Peters Jr., husband of Brenda Peters of Mohnton, PA and four grandchildren, Salina, Danielle, Ryan and Ray.  Also surviving are four sisters: Betty Diobilda of Lancaster, PA, Phyllis Rockwell of Syracuse, NY, Kathryn Duca of Coatesville and Joan Reath of New Holland and one brother, Norman Peters of Kinzer, PA.  He was predeceased by two sisters and one brother, Sarah Rapold, Anna Jones and Abe Peters.  The funeral service was held on March 4, 2003 in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.  Interment will be private.  Contributions in Mr. Peters’ memory may be sent to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1040 Chesnut Tree Road, Honey Brook, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Labs Funeral home, Honey Brook.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ROBERT W. PETTINGILL SR. – The funeral will be Thursday for Robert W. Pettingill Sr., 87 of 267 Sawmill Road, Cogan Station, who died Monday, April 20, 1998 at the 282 Grimesville Road home of his daughter.  His wife, the former Mary H. Madell died Sept. 30, 1981.  He was a purchasing agent for the former Lowry Electric for 433 years.  Pettingill was a member and past president of Pennsylvania Purchasing Agents, the Pennsylvania Traffic Club and the Young Men’s Republican Club.  He enjoyed woodworking and gardening.  Born Oct. 5, 1910 in Elmira, N.Y., he was the son of Wilmer and Mary Mitchell Pettingill.  Surviving are as son, John E. of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; four daughters, Sue A. Pettingill and Jean Ghalib, both of this city, Patricia Woodward with whom he lived and Mary Smith of Albany, N.Y. eight grandchildren, Kevin and Dawn Smith, Sara and Jessica Pettingill, Charles and Rodney Ghalib, Tyler and Shelby Woodward.  A son, Robert W. Jr. died Dec. 9, 1983.  He was predeceased by two brothers and six sisters.  The service will be at 8 p.m. at Crouse’s, 133 E. Third St.  Burial will be in Mount Carmel of Wildwood Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.  The family will provide the flowers.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

WILLIAM E. PETTITT, 79 of Troy died July 11, 2004 in Barton, NY.  Be was born September 21, 1924 in Elmira, a son of the late William and Alice W. (Seelye) Pettitt.  William was a self-employed truck driver, enjoyed riding motorcycles and was able to complete any task he set his mind to.  He is survived by his children, Brenda, Lorrie, Marla, Billy, Kandis and Allen; brothers, Jim Seelye and Dick Pettitt; a sister, Jeanne McNett, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his companion, Margaret Soper on July 2, 2004.  Family and friends are invited to a gathering on Friday, July 16 at 2 p.m. at the home of Allen Pettitt.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

PHILLIPS –JEAN E. MANLEY, 94, formerly of 739 Second St. died Saturday, July 29, 2000 at the Williamsport Home.  Her husband, Herbert T. Manley died May 4, 1979.  She was a homemaker.  She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church.  Born Dec. 5, 1905 she was a daughter of George Washington Phillips.  Surviving are a son, Howard Manley of this city; two daughters, Margaret O. Hensler of Cogan Station and Edith L. Easton of Trout Run; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a son, Herbert.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St. with the Rev. Robert L. Driesen officiating.  Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.  The family will provide the flowers.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

PHINNEY –PATRICIA PHINNEY SERFAS, 72 of New Port Richey, Fla. died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004 after an extended illness.  She was born on W. Union St. in Canton, Pa. and attended school at Troy, Pa.  She is the daughter of Ronald Phinney and Elsie Darrow Phinney.  She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Lewis; her brother, James D. Phinney of Troy; a sister, Ruth Ailene (Dean) Bradley of Crestview, Fla.; two daughters, Tamie Kilmer of Troy and Paula (Jeff) Cooke of New Port Richey; two step-sons, Roger (Debbie) Serfas of Gillett, Pa. and David (Mindy) Serfas of Horseheads, N.Y.; two step-daughters, Linda (Joe) Stone of Troy and Theresa (Joe) Wood of Lititz, Pa.; 20 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Dobies Funeral home, New Port Richey, Fla. is in charge of arrangements.  –Towanda Daily Review

KEITH BERNARD PIERSON, Ph.D. 51, Hayward, CA died June 14, 2001.  Born in San Francisco, CA November 19, 1949, he was the son of Anita McIlwain Rush, former Canton resident and Vernon Rush.  Following his education and research work, he was an ecotoxicologist for 13 years at DuPont Agricultural Products, Wilmington, DE.  He transferred to Tetra Tech Em, Inc., San Francisco, CA and worked one year.  Surviving in addition to his mother are a sister, Sharon Potter; stepsister, Sandy Stanley; step-brother, Tom Rush.  He was predeceased by his father, Ralph M. Pierson in 1973.  Memorial services were held June 21 at The Chapel of the Roses, Oak Hill Funeral Home, San Jose, CA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

PORTER –MARY JANE KITHCART, 53, wife of Daniel C. Kithcart of Ulster RR2 died Monday evening, Oct. 28, 2002 at her home following an extended illness.  Born April 7, 1949 in Sayre, she was a daughter of Aletha Myers Porter and the late Denton Porter.  Mary Jane spent her early years growing up in Terrytown and was a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School Class of 1967.  On April 13, 1968 she married Daniel C. Kithcart in Laceyville.  Mary Jane was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 25 years until declining health no longer permitted her to continue.  She enjoyed bowling for many years and attended the Terrytown Baptist Church.  Surviving are; her husband of 35 years, Daniel C. Kithcart at home; her mother, Aletha Porter of park Place, Wyalusing; her son, Daniel C. Kithcart Jr. of Washington; her sister, Barbara Porter of park Place, Wyalusing; two brothers, Robert Porter and his wife, Linda Porter of Wyalusing and Gordon Porter of Athens; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her father, Denton Porter.  A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 1, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Dennis Fox, Pastor of the Terrytown Baptist Church officiating.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. in Mary Jane Kithcart’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

DONALD IRVIN POTTER, 78 of Wilmot Township (Sugar Run RD 1) died Friday, Nov. 23, 1990 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  He was born May 7, 1912 in Colley, Sullivan County, the son of the late Ellery and Rosanna Shock Potter.  Mr. Potter had been engaged in the farming industry and was a school custodian for the Wyalusing Valley High School, retiring in 1973.  He was a member of the Hollenback Methodist Church.  Mr. Potter was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He was a very devoted family man and friend.  On Nov. 7, 1990 he and his wife, Anna Winifred Prichard Potter celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.  Surviving, in addition to his wife are two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and John Huffman of New Albany RD 1, Mary and Harold Lattimer of Willingboro, N.J.; four sisters, Hazel Plows of Duryea, Dorothy Sick of Lovelton, Evelyn Keeney of Wyalusing and Ruth Conner of Dushore; grandchildren, Donald James and Dawn Huffman, Tammy Meyers and Scott Lattimer and a great-grandson, Eric Meyers.  The funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing with the Rev. Philip J. Wanck, his pastor officiating.  Burial will be in the Colley Cemetery, Sullivan County.  Memorials may be directed to the Hollenback Methodist Church Memorial fund.  –Towanda Daily Review

POTTER –DOROTHY ELEANOR POTTER SICK age 87 of Lovelton, Pa. died on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, PA.  Dorothy was born in Hollenback, Pa. on Nov. 26, 1915 a daughter of the late Ellery & Rose Shock Potter.  Her dad died when she was young and her mom married Edgar Jackson who helped raise her.  Dorothy was a homemaker and devoted spouse of the well known Wilmot Township farmer, Robert Henry Sick who predeceased her on April 19, 1983.  She was a member of the Hollenback United Methodist Church and a member of the Lovelton Grange.  Surviving are a son, Norman R. Sick of Falls Church, Va.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Edith Goodwin of Mehoopany, Pa., Joyce & Ronald Roland of Edgewood, Md., Connie & Thomas Bliss of York, Pa.; sisters, Hazel Ploys of Duryea, Pa., Evelyn Keeney of Wyalusing, Pa.; brother-in-law, Reese Conner of Dushore, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Helen Potter of Sugar Hill, Pa., Marian Potter of Vestal, N.Y.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by brothers, Harold Potter, Ford Potter, Donald Potter and Kenneth Potter and sisters, Ethlyn VanDeMark and Ruth Conner.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. with the Rev. Russell c. Pierce, her pastor officiating.  Friends may call at the Homer Funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorials are directed to the Hollenback United Methodist Church or to the Forkston United Methodist Church.  –Towanda Daily Review

HERBERT E. POTTER, 69 of Port Crane, N.Y. died April 20, 1993 at his home.  He was born in Mildred on Dec. 1, 1923 a son of James B. and Elizabeth Dohm Potter.  He was a 1943 graduate of Cherry Township High School in Mildred.  Mr. Potter enlisted in the Navy and served on the U.S.S> Canberra during World War II and during the Korean War.  He lived in Hialeah, Fla. until his retirement, when he moved to Port Crane.  He is survived by one brother, G. Lee of Binghamton and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by four brothers, Raymond, Howard and Clifford A. of Binghamton and Carl D. of Dushore and two sisters, Anna Potter of Binghamton and Catherine Eustis of Norristown, Pa.  A memorial service was held on May 1 at the First Baptist Church in Port Crane.  –Towanda Daily Review

POTTER –PAULA M. POTTER BLACK age 52 of Tempe, Ariz. formerly of Mildred died on Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998 at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, Tempe.  Paula was born July 6, 1946 in Towanda the daughter of Helen Rusin Potter and the late Carl Potter of Mildred.  She graduated from the Sullivan County High School, a member of the class of 1964.  This was the first class to graduate from the new high school in Laporte.  After graduating, Paula worked in various areas and parts of the United States, primarily in the medical software field.  This journey took her to northern California, where she met David in late 1979.  After a brief courting period, David wasted no time in proposing marriage and they were married on Aug. 16, 1980.  While they enjoyed the life they shared together, on Aug. 29, 1987, David and Paula were blessed with the most precious gift that anyone could ever receive; their daughter, Kendra.  Paula enjoyed every waking moment of life with special enthusiasm from that day forward as she had a special purpose, to care and nurture the blessing bestowed upon them.  Kendra and David know in their hearts that Paula is still with them, guiding them down the path of life and that as Kendra grows and matures she will know her mother will always be with her in spirit.  Over the years, Paula touched many lives.  She will be remembered by many for her generosity, attention to detail and devotion to her family and loved ones.  Paula was a member of the Desert Cross Lutheran Church, Tempe.  Surviving are: her husband, David at home; a daughter, Kendra at home; her mother, Helen Potter of Dushore; brothers and sister-in-law, Robert C. (Carlie) Potter of North Greece, N.Y. and John and Dee Potter of Germantown, Md.; two nephews, Robert L. Potter of Syracuse, N.Y. and Donald C. Potter of Pasadena, Calif. and a niece, Karen Potter of Dushore.  She was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Sharon Bahr Potter on Oct. 30, 1998.  The funeral will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore and followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. in Trinity Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Mildred with the Rev. Eddie A. Nilsen, pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.  Friends may call on Thursday, December 10, 1998 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore.  Memorials are directed to the charity on one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

THOMAS E. POTTER, 55 of Jeffersonville, Ind., formerly of Towanda and Montrose, Pa. died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001 at home.  Born in Towanda on Nov. 6, 1945, he was the son of the late George T. and Mary Ware Potter.  He was a Vietnam veteran.  He is survived by four sisters and brothers-in-law; Peter and Betty Pisaaeshi of Lawton, Pa., Blaine and Alberta Warriner of Rush, Pa., Max and Shirley Kalo of Monroeton and Don and Janice O’Brien of Montrose and nieces and nephews.  A brother, Robert Potter predeceased him.  Services will be private at the convenience of the family.  Bartron Funeral Home Inc., 74 Church St., Montrose has been entrusted with arrangements.  –Towanda Daily Review

THOMAS KENNEDY POTTER JR., a long-term summer resident of Armenia Mountain, Troy died on January 20, 2003 in Tallahassee, FL.  Since 1941 he and his wife, Abby spent nearly every summer at Woodburn, their home on Armenia Mountain.  He loved the beauty and tranquility of the Pennsylvania Mountains.  Born on December 5, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY he attended Erasmus Hall, where he met Abby Bradley Holmes.  The two were married in 1941.  At the outbreak of World War II he joined the United States Army Air Corps, trained as pilot and received his commission as Second Lieutenant in 1944. During the war years he served as a flight instructor and pilot, ferrying planes to Europe from Mingan, Nova Scotia.  After the war he accepted a permanent commission in the newly created United States Air Force.  During his 30-year career, he served in numerous positions and locations; including tours as coordinator for the Berlin Airlift, exchange officer with the British Royal Air Force, Air Force representative to the Southeast Asia Treat Organization (SEATO) in Bangkok, Thailand, staff officer with the Joint Chiefs of Staff office in the Pentagon, Vice Commander of the 1370th Photo Mapping Wing and Commander of the Western Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Center.  Potter retired as a colonel in 1971.  Upon his retirement Mr. Potter and his family moved to Tallahassee, FL where he remained until his death.  After graduating from Florida State University, he worked for more than a decade with the Florida Public Service Commission.  He volunteered his time with a broad array of community services; as Elder and Trustee, First Presbyterian Church; co-founder of the Tallahassee Cold Nigh Shelter, now known as the Leon County Shelter, Inc. and member of the Council of Neighborhood Associations, the Tallahassee Symphony Board and the Florida Life Care Resident Association.  He served as President of the Retired Officers Association and was a charter member of the World War II Memorial.  He held memberships in the Economic Club of Florida, the St. Andrew Society and the Military Pilots Association known as the Order of Daedalians, the Air Rescue Association, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the American Civil Liberties Union and Common Cause.  Mr. Potter generously supported Habitat for Humanity, the Tallahassee Museum, the Sierra Club, the United Nations, International Children’s Emergency Fund, the Wilderness Society, the Odyssey Science Center and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Global Partnerships, a foundation dedication to poverty elimination.  Locally he was a member of the Olde Covert Church on Armenia Mountain and also served as President of the Armenia Mountain Taxpayers Association.  Surviving are Abby, his wife of more than 61 years; his six children and spouses; Abby and Jim Welock, Mainesburg, Jennifer and John Winton, Dewey Potter and Amy and John Gibson, all of Seattle, WA; Tim and Kathy Potter, Rockledge, FL; Meg and Matt Potter, Englewood, FL; two nephews, four nieces and six grandchildren.  A memorial service (Specifics to be announced later) will be held during the summer at the Olde Covert Church on Armenia Mountain.  A reception will follow in the Mary Lyon Annex.  The family requests that contributions be made to the Thomas Kennedy Potter, Jr. Fund at the Olde Covert Church, Fallbrook Road, Covert, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CLARENCE RAYMOND PRESTON, 83, Lakeland, FL died December 14, 1996 at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lakeland.  Born in Troy Township, July 18, 1913 he moved to Lakeland from Williamsport in 1981.  He was a retired machinist from Lycoming Division of Ruco, an airplane motor manufacturing company and was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Surviving are his wife, Genevieve M. Preston, Lakeland; sons, Larry D. Preston, Lakeland, Robert A. Preston and James D. Preston both of Williamsport; daughter, Cheryl S. Patterson, Ocala, FL; brother, Donald Preston, Sayre; sisters, Elizabeth Madigan, Waverly, Marie Seelye, Harrison Valley, Lucille Reed, Millport, NY and Barbara Kerrick, Sayre; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

PRICE –PAMELA E. MCCARTY, 68 of Hillsgrove, Pa. the daughter of the late Edwyn C. and Daisy Millicent Probets Price born on July 4, 1926 in London, England died suddenly on Thursday, Dec. 29, 1994 in her home.  She was the wife of the late James H. McCarty, who she met and married while he was stationed in Germany during the Korean conflict and later returned to make their home in Hillsgrove.  Mrs. McCarty is survived by six sons, Roy W. McCarty of Tunkhannock, Rick McCarty of Forksville, Christopher McCarty of Salem, Ore., James C. McCarty of Forksville, Michael L. McCarty of Meshoppen and Jeffery L. McCarty of Jefferson, Ore.; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 1995 at 11 a.m. in the Forksville United Methodist Church with the Rev. James A. Lewis officiating.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. on Monday evening, Jan. 2, 1995 from 7 to 9 p.m. and in the Forksville United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  Interment will follow in the Forksville Cemetery, Forksville, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

DR. J. DAVID PUTNAM age 72 of 153 Queen Ester Dr., Sayre, PA died Thursday evening, October 22, 1998 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.  He was born June 15, 1926 in Waverly, NY, the son of the late Dr. Israel and Ethel Dibble Putnam and the husband of Janine (Smith) Putnam.  He was a Marine Engineer serving with the Merchant Marines in WW II.  He had graduated from the University of PA, College of Optometry.  He started practicing optometry with his father in Sayre, PA and later opened offices in Dushore and Towanda, PA.  He was instrumental in the development of the bifocal contact lens.  He held a patent on a hot and cold thermal food container.  He was on the Board of Directors of the family owned Klutch Denture Adhesive invented by his grandfather Israel Putnam.  He designed and constructed his own solar energy self sufficient home which in on the registry of the National Tour of Solar Homes.  He was a fifth generation descendant of General Israel Putnam second in command to General Washington.  He was a member of the Sons of Italy in PA, Ukranian Club in Sayre, PA, the Sayre Elks Lodge No. 1148, the Waverly Loyal Order of Moose No. 1490, American Legion in Elmira Heights.  Survived by his wife at home; 2 daughters, Dr. Meyanne Briffel of NYC and Dr. Debbie Stillman of FL; 2 sons-in-law, Dr. Harry Briffell of NYC and Atty. L. Van Stillman of FL; sister, Mrs. Dorothy Hinkle of Nevada; 5 grandchildren, Henry Putnam Briffel, Clark Putnam Briffel, Laren Putnam Stillman, Michelle Putnam Stillman, Reid Putnam Stillman, several nieces, nephews and cousins; Doris Grace a faithful friend and Mrs. Alice Barry of South Waverly, PA (grandmother and great-grandmother).  Friends may call at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave. Waverly, NY on Sunday from 2to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Monday morning at 11 a.m. with Rev. Heather Croke, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Sayre, PA.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

CHARLES A. RAUB, 96 of Dushore died April 15, 1985 at the Laporte United Methodist Home.  Mr. Raub was born April 29, 1888 on a farm on Dutch Mountain, Wyoming County, a son of George A. and Lena M. Bonning Raub.  He lived on this farm until he was 10 years old when the family moved to Lopez.  When the Murray Mines opened in 1901 he went to work there as an oiler.  He left this job after three years and started a career in C. A. Johnson’s grocery store in Lopez.  When the tri-weekly rural mail route was established in 1908 he became a carrier and post office clerk in Lopez, under the tutelage of Postmaster Kellogg and Postmistress Mary Collins.  While doing this work, he was also employed part time at the Stoney Brook Lumber Company Stone in Lopez.  Later on, he transferred to a daily rural mail route out of Dushore which had been left open by the resignation of William Sick.  He continued in this job for 45 years, retiring in 1952.  Mr. Raub was a member of the Evangelical-United Brethren Church in Lopez and Dushore.  In 1947, he became a member of Zion Chapel Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church in Dushore.  He served in many church offices including Church Council as its treasurer, Sunday School Superintendent and sexton.  Except for his years on the family’s Wyoming County farm, he lived in Sullivan County his entire life.  Mr. Raub was the oldest member of the Dushore Fire Co. and was a charter member of the company.  He was also a member of the White Ash Land Association.  Mr. Raub was one of the oldest living male residents of Sullivan County at the time of his death.  In 1910 he married Bertha E. Bovee and they were parents of six sons.  She died in 1958 and in 1962 he married Mrs. Clara M. Sayman Hunsinger, a widow.  They have resided on South Turnpike Street, Dushore.  Surviving besides his wife, are four sons, Edwin of Johnson City, N.Y., Kenneth of Silver Springs, Md., Leon of St. Peterburg, Fla., G. Merlin of Dushore. Two sons, Karl and Charles Jr. predeceased him.  Also surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Robert (Audrey) Sheppard of Annamdale, Va., 11 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 20 at 1p.m. at Zion Lutheran Chapel with Rev. Richard A. Reeser officiating.  Visitors may call at the McHenry Funeral home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The family requests that memorials be directed to the Zion Lutheran Chapel Memorial Fund, Dushore.  –Towanda Daily Review

KARL E. ‘PUDGY’ RAUB, 57 of Main St., Towanda died Thursday evening, September 6, 1984 at his home.  He was born June 30, 1927 in Towanda, the son of Charles A. and the late Bertha E. Bovee Raub.  Mr. Raub was a graduate of the Dushore High School and had worked for the Weldon Corporation of Lopez.  He later went to the Piesaki Helicopter Aircraft Co. of Media, Pa. to work for a period of time.  He then returned to Dushore and worked for the Sullivan Review newspaper until transferring his employment to the Towanda Daily Review where he worked for the last 26 years.  Mr. Raub held membership in most of the fire companies in the area.  He was also a member of the BPOE Lodge No. 2191, the Towanda Eagles Club and the Towanda Gun Club.  Survivors include his father, Charles A. Raub of Dushore; four brothers, Edwin Raub of Binghamton, N.Y., Kenneth Raub of Silver Spring, Maryland, Leon Raub of St. Petersburg, Florida and G. Merlin Raub of Dushore and a host of friends.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Al B. Jayne, pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Dushore officiating.  Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore RD.  Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorial services will be held Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home by members of BPOE Lodge 2191.  –Towanda Daily Review

HARMON L. (PETE) RENSTROM, 78, Tunkhannock died May 1, 1994 at Carpenter Care Center, Tunkhannock after a long illness.  Born August 26, 1914 in Canton, he was a son of the late Charles and Mame Foulkrod Renstrom.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II in New Guinea; was employed by the Kroeler Furniture Co. and the Cleveland Plant and Cut Flower Co., both of Binghamton, NY and later employed by the United Cut Flower Co., Wilkes-Barre.  Mr. Renstrom was a member of the Tunkhannock Presbyterian Church, St. Mark’s Philetus Lodge 1001, F&AM, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Lodge Council Chapter Consistory all of Binghamton, the Kalurah Temple AAONMS for may years and the Kalurah Band.  He was also a member of the newly formed Wyoming County Band and the Triton Hose Co., Tunkhannock.  Surviving are his wife of 20 years, the former Hazel Traver Reese; daughter, Mrs. Jack (Linda) Bedoe, Westwood, NJ; sons, Bradley Renstrom, West Nyack, NY, Walter (Dick) Reese, Tunkhannock; brother, Donald Renstrom, Canton; nine grandchildren; one nieces, Mrs. Jeff (Penney) Overdorf, Troy; several step-nieces and step-nephews.  Funeral services were held from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Tunkhannock with the Rev. John Hunn, pastor of the Tunkhannock Presbyterian Church officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to the Tunkhannock Presbyterian Church, Tunkhannock or the Wyoming County Cancer Fund, c/o Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

REYNOLDS –RUTH A VAIL, 76 of 104 Olive St., Sayre died Friday, July 19, 1991 at the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness.  Born January 31, 1915 in Waverly, N.Y., she was the daughter of Gordon (Happy) and Alice VanSyce Reynolds.  She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre and Epiphany’s Altar and Rosary Society and was a graduate of Waverly High School.  She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Way and her brother, Malcolm (Mike) Reynolds.  Mrs. Vail is survived by her husband of 54 years, James (Fran) Vail of Sayre; three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Susan Vail of Sayre, Francis (Red) and Heather Vail of Sayre and Richard T. and Betty Vail of Dover, Mass; one brother, Richard Reynolds of Waverly; six grandchildren, Libby, Patrick, Mark, Shawn, Amy and Brenda Vail; several nieces and nephews.  Prayer services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, Sayre with the Rev. John O’Dell officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to the Epiphany Altar and Rosary Society.  –Towanda Daily Review

EARL SAMUEL RICE, 83, died on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 surrounded by family at Kaiser Hospital in Redwood City, California.  Earl was born April 14, 1920 in Ulster, Pennsylvania to Earl M. and Viola Isaac Rice.  He lived in Ulster until he joined the Army during WWII and served in England and France.  He returned to Pennsylvania after being discharged from the Army and married Ester Allen from their hometown of Ulster.  He earned a BS in Education from Millersville College, PA and a Master of Education at Pennsylvania State University.  After teaching Industrial Arts for 6 years at Dalmatia and East Smithfield, Pennsylvania he and his family moved to California in 1957 where he taught Industrial Arts for 26 years at Salinas and Morgan Hill schools.  After retiring in 1984, he continued to use his woodworking skills on special projects for his church, friends and family.  Earl was a very active member of the Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church for 45 years.  Earl loved to read and learn about a wide variety of subjects.  In recent years he wrote stories of his youth and Army experiences.  He also researched and wrote historical essays about WWII.  After suffering a stroke several years ago, he joined the Garlicky Group of Poets where he regularly participated in poetry readings to restore his speech.  Earl remained very active through water aerobics and walking.  As a WWII veteran, Earl participated in many veteran’s functions including the annual Veteran’s Day Parade in Morgan Hill.  He was proud to be able to fit into his Army uniform.  Earl is survived by his wife, Esther; son, Arthur and daughter-in-law, June; grandchildren, Ariel and Micah, all of Morgan Hill; son, David Rice, Rocky Point, Oregon; daughter, Patricia and son-in-law, Mark Buettner, Klamath Falls, Oregon; relatives living around his birth place in rural Pennsylvania including sister, Virginia Budman, sister, Janice and brother-in-law, Harold Kintner, brother, Eugene, sister, Sue and her husband, Dean Horning; Aunt Ellen Hodgson of Vestal, New York; many nieces, nephews and friends.  Earl proudly served his country, raised a family, taught thousands of students, continued to read and write his entire life and was active in his church.  He was an inspiration to his family and friends.  Memorial services will be held at Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church (located at the corner of Dunne Ave. and DeWitt) on January 3, 2004 at 3 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made to Ulster Village Presbyterian Church, Ulster, Pennsylvania where Earl and Esther were married, children baptized and the whole family attended and supported.  –Towanda Daily Review

RICE –GLORIA R. WOOD of Wood, who once was clothed with flesh and lived and loved, and laughed and danced, and sang and suffered, just like you, till the God-created life transmitting spark that had been passed down to us from its beginning ended, died Nov. 8, 1997.  Gloria was born in Ulster, Dec. 28, 1926 the daughter of Earl and Viola (Isaac) Rice.  Until her retirement, she was a caseworker for the Tioga County Department of Social Services.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.  Gloria was active in community projects, B.P.W. and American Legion Auxiliary.  She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Dean Horning of Pennsylvania, Mary and Tom Stolarcyk of Greene, N.Y. and Beth and James Hills of Owego; two sons and daughters-in-law, James Wood Jr. and Deborah of Owego, N.Y. and Mark E. and Martha Wood of Amsterdam; two sisters, Virginia Boudman and Janice Kintner, both of Pennsylvania; two brothers, Earl and Eugene Rice, both of California; eight grandchildren, Tristan Kuhlman, Jennifer Thatcher, Shawn Wood, Laurie Wood, Mark E. Wood IV, Adrian Zwing, Betsey Zwing and Chanin Zwing; four great-grandchildren and also several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at Richards Funeral Home, 3670 Waverly Road, Owego on Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997 at 11 a.m. with the very Rev. David G. Bollinger officiating.  The family will be in attendance at Richards Funeral Home, Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers or donations, the family requests that all who knew and loved Gloria perform a random act of kindness in her memory or memorials in her name may be given to the charity of one’s choice.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

JAMES H. RICE, 83, Tunkhannock died Thursday evening, May 31, 2001 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  His wife of 58 years is the former Leila LaBar Staley.  Born July 7, 1917 in Rome, James was a son of the late David S. and Bertina Haney Rice.  He was a 1934 graduate of Rome High School and a 1940 graduate of Cornell University, earning a degree in agriculture.  He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II attaining the rank of major and receiving the Bronze Star while serving with the 493rd Fighter Squadron.  He was a full professor at Rutgers University, serving as agricultural agent in Sussex County, N.J.  After moving to Wyoming County to start a dairy farm, he returned to New Jersey as a 5-H agent in Mercer County.  Afterward, he came back to Wyoming County and started Rice’s Tree Farm in Tunkhannock.  Every May for the past 22 years, he and his wife hosted more than 6,000 fifth-grade students from the Tunkhannock Area and Lackawanna Trail school districts for conservation field day at the Rice farm.  He was associate director of the Wyoming soil Conservation District, a life member of the National 4-H Agent Association and a member of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church.  Also surviving are two sons, James H. Jr., Walton, N.Y. and Willard L., Tunkhannock; two daughters, Jane Volker, Camptown and North Fort Myers, Fla. and Linda Pearce, Freehold, N.J.; two brothers, Frederick, Schaefferstown and David, Rome and eight grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Blackmer and two brothers, Alvin and Gerald.  The funeral was at the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, Warren and Church streets, Tunkhannock with services by the Rev. Roger Richards, pastor.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 477, Tunkhannock, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

RICHLEY –CATHERINE G. RYAN age 86 of Cherry Township, Dushore, Pa. died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, March 14, 2000 in Chicago while visiting relatives.  She was born July 2, 1913 in Scranton, Pa., a daughter of the late Jerome and Mary McMahon Richley.  Mrs. Ryan was a lifetime resident of Sullivan County.  On July 10, 1943 she married Joseph Anthony “Tony” Ryan in Dushore.  He preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 1999.  She was a member of St. Basil’s Church and was a member of its Altar and Rosary Society.  She also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Loyalsock American Legion Post No. 996 of Dushore.  As a young woman, Catherine worked for several local factories in the Dushore area.  She also was in the employ of the Morse and Mame Harrington family in Dushore as domestic hire.  She enjoyed time spent quilting and reading.  She is survived by her four children and a daughter-in-law, Michael and Gloria Ryan of Dushore, Pa., Jerome Ryan of Chicago Heights, Ill., Josephine Romano of Mildred, Pa. and Bernard Ryan of Dushore, Pa.; eight grandchildren, William, Leann and Michael Ryan Jr., April, Melanie and Jennifer Romano, Free and Marissa Ryan and one great-grandchild, Morgan Romano and by many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Ryan in 1979; sisters, Molly Lane, Peg Madden and Louise Richley; brothers, Jerome Jr., Edward, Frances “Bud” and Joseph Richley.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 18, 2000 in St. Basil’s Catholic Church of Dushore.  Interment will follow in the adjoining parish cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to call on Friday, March 17, 2000 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorials may be directed to the Dushore Ambulance and Fire Co., Julia Street, Dushore, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

RIGDON –NANCY E. MASON, 62 of RR 2, Windham Twp., Rome died on Wednesday morning April 7, 2004 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a courageous battle with Cancer.  Nancy was born on December 11, 1941 in Brooklyn, N.Y., a daughter of Lynn S. and Mary Estelle (Marine) Rigdon.  She was a graduate of Clearwater High School.  Nancy was a retired employee of Frito Lay in Binghamton.  She enjoyed traveling on cruises, spending time in Atlantic City, collecting elephants and treasured the time spent with her family and grandchildren.  Nancy is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Steven A. Mason; her daughter, Alicia L. Warner of Rome; son, Thomas M. Cox of Windham; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marilyn and Roy Borg of Venice, Fla., Dorothy and Gene Beach of Tampa, Fla.; her special grandsons, Malacci Ham, Tucker Ham and Zacceri Warner; step-children, Bridget Mason of MN, Keith Mason of Mehoopany, Pa. and Karen Mason of Rush, Pa.; her mother-in-law, Joyce Mason; brothers in-law and sisters-in-law, Edward Mason, John Mason and Cathy Mason all of Rushville, Pa.; a special friend Deb Roth, several nieces, nephews and a host of foster care children.  A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held Friday, April 9, 2004 from 11to 2 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y.  Abiding with her wishers, cremation will take place at the Tioga Point Crematory, Athens, Pa.  Interment and graveside services will be held on Monday, April 12, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Rush Cemetery, Rush, Pa. with Rev. James Donahoo officiating.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a scholarship fund for her grandsons c/o the Community Bank, P.O. Box 39, Nichols, N.Y. or the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 401 N. Broadway, Suite 1100, Baltimore, MD in loving memory of Nancy E. Mason.  –Towanda Daily Review

LAWRENCE M. ‘LARRY’ ROBBINS, 48 of Nokomis, Fla. died Sept. 18, 2000.  He had been a resident of Nokomis since 1984.  He was born Oct. 10, 1951in Troy.  He owned and operated “The Pool Store” in Port Charlotte for the past 10 years.  He was a member of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce.  He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Robbins of Nokomis; a son, Travis Robbins of Nokomis; a daughter, Lianne Robbins of Nokomis; his mother, Bernice Robbins of Venice, Fla. and a sister, Marjorie Oi of Rochester, N.Y.  Visitation will be noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 with services following at 1 p.m. at the Ewing Funeral home, Venice.  Memorial donations may be made to Guide Dogs for the Blind, P.O. Box 3950, San Rafael, Calif. or a favorite charity.  Arrangements are by the Ewing Funeral Home.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROBERTS –ANITA ROBERTS LEWIS, 64, died unexpectedly, March 14, 2007 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.  Born May 24, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lila Roberts, Wetona, PA.  She graduated in 1960 from Troy High School and was a member of the Victory Baptist Church, Henrietta, NY.  Surviving are  her loving and devoted husband of 45 years, Conrad Lewis, 88 Wildflower Drive, Rochester, NY; children, Robert (Margaret), Vaughn (Jodi), Sheila and Brian Lewis; granddaughters, Jennifer O’Connor, Amy, Lisa and Lynn Lewis; a great-granddaughter, Anselie O’Connor; brothers, Lewis and Elwin Roberts; sisters, Emily (Dean Shaffer and Shirley McKin; sisters-in-law, who lover her as a sister, Anne Lawther, Judy Gatti; the late Dorothy Frey and the late Sue Sheppard; many dear nieces and nephews.  The funeral service was held March 19 at the Halloran Funeral Home, W. Henrietta, NY with Rev. Joseph Burress officiating.  Interment was private.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WILLIAM ALAN ROBERTS of Meshoppen RR 2 died at the Robert Packer Hospital Tuesday evening, May 26, 1992 following an illness of several weeks.  He was born in Meshoppen Sept. 26, 1916, son of the late Burton C. and Betsey Farr Roberts.  He was a graduate of Meshoppen High School and of Penn State University with a degree in forestry.  He worked as an engineer with the Pennsylvania Department of Highways until he entered the U.S. Army, serving with the Corps of Engineers in the European Theater during World War II.  Following his discharge he was employed by the U.S. government under the GI Bill to teach updated agricultural techniques.  His territory included most of Sullivan County, where veterans received classroom and on-site instruction.  In 1952 he assumed the responsibilities of the family farm in Meshoppen Township, retiring about eight years ago.  He was a member of the Franklin Lodge No. 263 F&AM of Laceyville.  He is survived by his wife, Norma Shaw Roberts of Monroeton; a daughter and son-in-law, Billie Sue and Stephen Costley of Brackney, Pa. and a granddaughter, Rebakah Costley; a brother, Robert S. Roberts of Meshoppen; three sisters, Mrs. William (Alice) Thurston of Tunkhannock, Mrs. Leslie E. (Barbara) Ellsworth of Myerstown, Pa. and Mrs. Paul (Inez) Lyne of Meshoppen and seven nieces and five nephews.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 30 at 11  a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral home, Main St., Meshoppen with the Rev. Kenneth Bitler, pastor of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Vaughn Cemetery, Mehoopany.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m. Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be sent to the Wyoming Cancer Society, Tyler Memorial Hospital RR 1, Tunkhannock, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

GERALD L. ROCKWELL, 62 of 1795 Marshall Ave. died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998 at home.  He and his wife, the former Rosemary V. Schweile observed their 43rd wedding anniversary the day before.  Rockwell retired in 1997 after working construction for Heavy and Highway Local 158 and the Building and Trade Local 708.  He enjoyed camping, reading and woodworking.  Born March 19, 1935 in this city, he was a son of Leslie and Jean Rockwell.  He was a member of the Church of the Ascension.  Surviving besides his wife are a son, Gerald L. 3rd of this city; three daughters, Teresa Ann Cann in New Jersey, Geraldine J. Shipton of Jersey Shore RR 3 and Valerie J. Zimmerman of Cogan Station; a brother, Carl A. of this city; a sister, Joyce Parry of Winder, Ga. and six grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave. with the Rev. Bruce R. Druckenmiller, pastor of New Convenant United Church of Christ officiating.  Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery RR 2.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

ROHE –MRS. FRANCES L. RANDALL, 84 of Dushore died Sunday, Oct. 8, 1995 in Laporte United Methodist Home.  She and her husband, Stafford E. Randall, whom she married Aug. 16, 1937 armed in Cherry Mills most of their lives.  He died Jan. 11, 1990 after 53 years of marriage.  She was a homemaker.  She had been employed by the former Stopyra Nursing home and was a cook for the county agents of northeastern Pennsylvania for 19 years.  She was a member of St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.  Born March 11, 1911 in Cherry Township, she was a daughter of G. Ralph and Sarah Sick Rohe.  Surviving are a daughter, Betty (Tootie) Yankalunas and a brother, Lawrence V. Hohe, both of Dushore, a sister, Kathryn Camp of Elmira, N.Y. and a grandson, Eric J. Yankalunas of Dushore.  A brother, Raymond Rohe died in October 1949.  The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Homer’s, 206 Water St. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in the church with the Rev. Patrick J. McLaughlin, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight.  The family will provide flowers.  –Towanda Daily Review

DUSTY LEE ROSS, 45 a resident of Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose, PA died on March 31, 2007.  Born on Aug. 9, 1961 in Endicott, NY he was the son of Keith A. Ross and Sandra M. Hudak.  God lent Dusty to us for a short while and he was a very special young man.  He always had a smile on his face and he was always happy to be with family and friends.  He was quite the jokester, he loved to play bingo, go fishing, watch movies about animals and also enjoyed human interest stories.  Dusty had worked at the Sheltered Work Shop in Johnson City, NY for several years.  When he was able, he enjoyed volunteering in the community.  He will be sorely missed by his family.  He considered his caregivers also as family.  Surviving are his parents, Keith A. Ross (Huberta Petty), Montrose, Sandra M. Hudak (Roy Kithcart, Jr.), Gillett; sister, Misty Cunningham, Gillett;  brother, Rusty L. Ross, Waymart; several aunts, uncles and cousins; Josh Ross, Lela Schmidt, Gillett, Harold and Tara (Ross) Kithcart, Herrickville, Fred and Abby (Laubach) Kithcart Danville, and Harold Jr., Valerie, Galen, Dakota and Jessie Kithcart, Herrickville.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harold and Marilla (Brown) Ross and by his maternal grandparents, Ned Sayman and E. Lena (Forker0Sayman) Cooper.  A memorial service was held April 7 in the Rome Presbyterian Church, Rome with the Rev. Karen Ballard, pastor officiating.  Donations may be made to: Meadow View Senior Living Facility, c/o Activities Committee, RR 4, Box 4000, Montrose, PA or the Montrose Minute Men, Grow Avenue, Montrose, PA in memory of Dusty Ross.  Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, Wyalusing, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ROSS –GERTRUDE RANSOM, 89, Nicholson, RR 1, PA died October 19, 2000 at Forest City Nursing and Rehab Center where she had been a resident since July.  Born December 7, 1912 in Mill City, she was the daughter of the late George and Maude Barney Ross.  She was a graduate of Falls-Overfield High School, Mill City.  Her husband, Ronald B. Ransom predeceased Mrs. Ransom June 11, 1976.  Surviving are daughters, Linda (Douglas) Shively, Brookhaven, PA and Beverly Madigan, Canton; brother, Richard Ross, Nicholson; grandchildren, Eric Shively, New York City, Karin Shively, Brookhaven, William and Patricia Madigan, Hawaii.  The funeral was held October 22 at the Shifler-Parisi Funeral home, Clifford, PA with Levi Ransom officiating.  Interment was in Clifford Valley Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ROUGHT –JOYCE TRACE, the4 former Joyce Rought of Canton, 32, died Sunday, October 26, 1975 at New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ephton S. Rought, 34 Fassett St., Canton.  She was born in Binghamton, N.Y. November 8, 1942.  She is survived by her husband, Robert Trace of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ephton S. Rought, Canton; three daughters, Penne, Kimberly and Melissa; one son, Charles; a brother, Marvin Rought of LeRaysville, Pa. and two nieces and two nephews.  Funeral services were held at Edgewater Cemetery Mausoleum, Edgewater, Florida at 4 p.m. October 30.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CHARLES FRANKLIN ‘FRANK’ ROUPP, 91 of 654 Krouse Avenue died at his home on Friday, February 8, 2002.  Born July 7, 1910 in Cogan Station he was a son of Charles B. and Ida Quiggle Roupp.  A 1929 graduate of Williamsport High School, Frank worked at Lycoming Avco for over 20 years and retired from Little League Baseball, Inc.  He was a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, John F. Laedlin Lodge 707 F & AM, Williamsport Consistory, Irem Temple Shrine, Zafar Grotto, Pitman NJ Masonic Club, Warrior Run Royal Arch Chapter 246 and Baldwin Commandery 22.  His wife, the former Grace D. Dauber died in 1980 and a companion, Pauline Thorne died in 1999.  Surviving are three daughters; Janice Berry of Jersey Shore, Connie Carpenter of city and Judith Gaston with whom he lived; a step-son, Ronald W. Yohe of Ft. Meade, FL; 10 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Robert Roupp, a sister, Dorothy and a brother, Donald.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Quiggleville with his pastor, the Rev. Detluf Huckfield officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  There will be no visitation and the family will provide the flowers.  Memorials may be given to the building fund of the church, 1877 St. Michael Road, Cogan Station, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

TORRENCE V. ROUPP SR. –Lock Haven – Torrence Vernon Roupp Sr., 62 of 81 N. Jones St. died Thursday, Jan.28, 1999.  He had been in failing health.  His wife, the former Patricia Thomson died  in January 1986.  He had don block and stone and masonry work in the area.  He was of the Methodist faith.  He was an Army veteran.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors.  Born Oct. 29, 1936 in Saladasburg he was a son of Donald L. Roupp and Beulah Paulhamus Roupp.  Surviving, besides his mother of Trout Run are seven sons; Torrence V. Jr. of Williamsport, Rick Roupp of New Jersey, Vernon Roupp, for whom no address was provided, Allen Confer and Robert Confer, both of Lock Haven, Michael Confer of Loganton and Mark Confer of Avis; seven daughters; Wanneittia Andring of Rural Valley, Charlotte McElroy of Jacksonville, Fla., Bonnie Rose McIntosh of New York, Brenda Edwards, Tammy Edwards and Teresa Edwards all of Jersey Shore, and Jenny Confer of Lock Haven; four brothers, David of Lock Haven RR, Steven of Jersey Shore, Carl of Salladasburg and Donald of Beaver Dam, N.Y.; four sisters, Jean Willits of Antes Fort, Dorothy Confer of Montgomery, Betty Brown of Punxsutawney and Eileen Brown of Trout Run and a number of grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Yost-Gedon’s, 121 Main St. with Pastor Jeffrey Bayliff of First Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Loganton.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

ROB PATRICK ROY – The very largely attended funeral of Rob Patrick Roy of Laporte, Pa. was held on Monday, July 29, 1996 at 10 a.m. at the P. dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore and was followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore with  the Rev. Patrick J. Cortese presiding.  Interment was in the Mountain Ash Cemetery, Laporte, Pa.  Pallbearers were: Kristian Geist, Mark Woodhead, Mike Woodhead, Brandon Sampson, Steve Vermiere, Brian Sherman and Ken Sherman.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WAYNE RUDDLE – Word has been received of the death of Wayne Ruddle, Box 243, Hummelstown, PA on July 18, 1987 at his home.  Mr. Ruddle is survived by his wife, the former Marlene Crain; a daughter, Lisa; his mother; brothers and sisters; mother-in-law, Mrs. George Crain, Canton; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Joe (Joanne) Mattocks, Towanda, Mrs. Dale (Hazel) Anthony, Sayre, RD, Mrs. Patsy May, Mrs. Curt (Jana) Machmer, all of Canton; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held in Hershey on Tuesday.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

RUDINSKI –FLORENCE T. CRISMAN, 89, South Williamsport died January 27, 2007 at her home.  She attended St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, South Williamsport and served as a leader of the Junior Catholic Daughters for the parish.  Mrs. Crisman also served as a former Democratic Committee Woman and as a former Armstrong Township Tax Assessor.  She had worked in the South Williamsport Area High School cafeteria.  Surviving are her children, Jer Fessler, Jackie English (Blair), David Crisman (Carlene) and Leah Crisman, all of South Williamsport; Donald Crisman, Troy, Jean Wool (Jack), Linden; Daniel Crisman (Diane) and Judy Muehl, Loyalsock; brother, Francis Rudinski (Janice), South Williamsport; 19 grandchildren;  24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  In addition to her late husband, Donald A. Crisman, who died Feb.5, 1983 and her late parents, she was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Lee E. Fessler and two brothers, James Rudinski and Robert Rudinski. Funeral services and the Mass of Christian Burial were celebrated January 29 at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church with Father Michael J. Zipay celebrant.  Interment followed at Resurrection Diocesan Cemetery, Montoursville, PA.  The family suggests memorials be made to Susquehanna Regional Home Health Hospice, 110 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, South Williamsport.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

RUMSEY –EVELYN RUMSEY NORTON, 80 of Elmira, N.Y. died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997 at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born Jan. 24, 1917, the daughter of Dean and Helen Crum Rumsey.  She was formerly employed with Remington Rand in Elmira, N.Y.  She is survived by a sister, Irene Messing of Millerton RR 2, Pa.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in the Bath National Cemetery, Bath, N.Y.  Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  –Towanda Daily Review

RUMSEY –PATRICIA MAE (RUMSEY) FOCHT age 67 of 168 Bellwood Ave., Wellsboro, PA died on Tuesday, June 3, 1997.  She was born on October 16, 1929 in Wellsboro, PA, daughter of the late Fay H. and Bessie (King) Rumsey.  Pat was the widow of the late William Focht.  She is survived by a son, Marvin F. Focht and his fiancée, Shelley Farr of Lawrenceville, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Drexanne and Daniel “Moose” Walsh of Wellsboro, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Phillip Sweeney of CA, Joyce and Travis Sullivan of CA; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Evelyn Rumsey of FL; grandchildren, Raquel and Jim Carleton, Andrea Focht, Billianne Walsh, Emily Focht, Crystal Coletti, all of Wellsboro; Patrick Focht of Mammoth Lakes, CA; Chad and Tracey Farr of Lawrenceville; great-grandchildren; Ian, Nicolas and Kara, all of Wellsboro.  Pat was predeceased by a grandson, Michael S. Focht and a brother, Ellsworth Rumsey.  Arrangements will be private and at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5 East Ave., Wellsboro, PA.  Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA is handling the arrangements.

ARTHUR B. RUTTY age 66 of 822 Sunset Dr., Elmira died June 9, 1998.  Art is survived by his wife Marian Klebert Rutty; daughters, Martha L. (Owen) Kilbane of Chardon, OH, Rebecca F. Becraft of Elmira, Alison C. Petrie of Willoughby, OH, Penny M. (Harold) Newbrough of Odessa, TX; grandchildren, Robert M. Fisher, Scott E. Becraft, Julie L. Becraft and Gabrielle L. Petrie.  He is also survived by sister-in-law, Judith A. Frandsen of Elmira, 2 nieces and several cousins.  Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, June 13th, 2:00 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, corner of Church and Davis St., Elmira.  Arrangements by the McInery Funeral Home.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

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